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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 11th December 2000

The House met at half-past Two o'clock.

PRAYERS.

1    Welsh Grand Committee,-Mr Barry Jones reported from the Welsh Grand Committee, That it had considered the matter of the Government's Legislative Programme as outlined in the Queen's speech and the Chancellor's Pre-Budget Report as they relate to Wales, referred to it on 7th December, and had directed him to report accordingly to the House.

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 35].

2    European Standing Committee A,-Mr Bill O'Brien reported from European Standing Committee A the following Resolution:

    That the Committee takes note of the unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 28th November 2000 from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, relating to the fixing of fishing opportunities for 2001 and certain conditions under which they may be fished; recognises that a number of fish stocks have fallen to particularly low levels; and supports the Government's intention to sustain stocks for the future, and assist recovery of those stocks which are in danger of collapse, while negotiating the best possible fishing opportunities for UK fishermen.

    Report, together with Resolution, to lie upon the Table.

3     Message from the Lords,-A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:

    Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) Bill [Lords],-The Lords have passed a Bill to provide for the transfer to Alliance & Leicester plc of the undertaking of Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc; and for related purposes; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

    City of Newcastle upon Tyne Bill [Lords],-The Lords have passed a Bill to confer powers on the Council of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne for the better control of street trading in the city of Newcastle; for the registration of door supervisors and second-hand goods dealers in the city; for controlling the distribution of free literature in the city; and other purposes; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

4    Private Bills [Lords] (Suspension),-The Speaker laid upon the Table a certificate by the Clerk in the Private Bill Office that, in respect of the following Bill brought from the House of Lords, and upon which the proceedings were suspended in this House, the Agents have deposited in the Private Bill Office a declaration signed by them, stating that the Bill is the same, in every respect, as the Bill which was brought from the House of Lords in the last Session, viz.:

    Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) Bill [Lords].

5    Private Bills [Lords],-The Orders of 16th November, relating to the Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) Bill [Lords] being read;

    The Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) Bill [Lords] was read the first time and ordered to be read a second time.

6    Private Bills [Lords] (Suspension),-The Speaker laid upon the Table a certificate by the Clerk in the Private Bill Office that, in respect of the following Bill brought from the House of Lords, and upon which the proceedings were suspended in this House, the Agents have deposited in the Private Bill Office a declaration signed by them, stating that the Bill is the same, in every respect, as the Bill which was brought from the House of Lords in the last Session, viz.:

    City of Newcastle upon Tyne Bill [Lords].

7    Private Bills [Lords],- The Orders of 15th November, relating to the City of Newcastle upon Tyne Bill [Lords], being read;

    The City of Newcastle upon Tyne Bill [Lords] was read the first and second time and ordered to be read the third time.

8    Armed Forces Bill,-Mr Secretary Hoon, supported by The Prime Minister, Mr Secretary Prescott, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Secretary Cook, Mr Secretary Straw, Mr John Spellar and Dr Lewis Moonie presented a Bill to continue the Army Act 1955, the Air Force Act 1955 and the Naval Discipline Act 1957; to make further provision in relation to the armed forces and the Ministry of Defence Police; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 4].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Armed Forces Bill be printed [Bill 4-EN].

9    Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill,-Mr Secretary Murphy, supported by The Prime Minister, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Secretary Blunkett, Mr Secretary Darling, Mr Paul Boateng, Mr David Lock and Mr David Hanson presented a Bill to make further provision about the Children's Commissioner for Wales: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 3].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill be printed [Bill 3-EN].

10    Queen's Speech (Motion for an Address),-The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed [6th December], That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:

    Most Gracious Sovereign,

    We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament;

    And the Question being again proposed:-The House resumed the adjourned Debate.

    Ordered, That the Debate be now adjourned.-(Mr Greg Pope.)

    Debate to be resumed to-morrow.

11    Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Greg Pope);

    And the Motion having been made at Ten o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Speaker adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order, it being then half-past Ten o'clock, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 10.30 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

    1    Broadcasting,-Draft Broadcasting (Limit on the Holding of Licences to Provide Television Multiplex Services) Order 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].

    2    Legal Aid and Advice,-Draft Legal Advice and Assistance (Scope) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 [by Act] [Mr David Lock].

    3    Supreme Court of Northern Ireland,-Draft Maximum Number of Judges (Northern Ireland) Order 2001 [by Act] [Mr David Lock].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    4    Animals,-Specified Risk Material (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 3234), dated 8th December 2000 [by Act] [Mr Nicholas Brown].

    5    Civil Aviation,-Civil Aviation (Route Charges for Navigation Services) (Second Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 3212), dated 6th December 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    6    Medicines,-(1) Medicines (Pharmacies) (Applications for Registration and Fees) Amendment Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 3235), dated 11th December 2000, and

    (2) Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Amendment (No. 3) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 3231), dated 8th December 2000

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    7    Police,-Northern Ireland Policing Board (Prescribed Period) Regulations 2000 (S.R.(N.I.), 2000, No. 386), dated 7th December 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Mandelson].

    8    Social Security,-Social Security (Disclosure of State Pension Information) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 3188), dated 1st December 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

    9    Transport and Works,-Transport and Works (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 3199), dated 5th December 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    10    Weights and Measures,-Non-automatic Weighing Instruments Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 3236), dated 11th December 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

Other Papers:

    11    Environment, Transport and the Regions,-Government Response to the Sixteenth Report from the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee, Session 1999-2000, on the Implications of the European Commission Ruling on Gap Funding Schemes for Urban Regeneration in England [by Command] [Cm. 4923] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    12    International Development,-Paper, entitled Eliminating World Poverty: Making Globalisation Work for the Poor [by Command] [Cm. 5006] [Secretary Clare Short].

    13    National Audit,-Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Petroleum Revenue Tax [by Act]; to be printed [No. 5] [Clerk of the House].

    14    Treasury Executive Agencies,-National Savings Product Accounts for 1999-2000, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 20] [Miss Melanie Johnson].

APPENDIX II

Reports from Select Committees

    Agriculture,-(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Agriculture Committee [The UK Pig Industry]; to be printed [No. 32-i]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Badgers and Bovine Tuberculosis: Follow-up; Horticulture Research International; UK Pig Industry]

    [Mr David Curry].



 
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