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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 6th February 2001

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

PRAYERS.

1    Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Nicholas Winterton reported from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Code of Practice on Video Recording of Interviews) (Northern Ireland) Order 2001 and the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Code of Practice on the Exercise of Police Powers) (Northern Ireland) Order 2001.

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.

2     Analysis of Costs and Benefits (European Union),- A Motion was made and the Question being proposed, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish a Parliamentary Commission to investigate and report regularly to Parliament, at intervals to be determined by Parliament, on the costs and the benefits of the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union-(Mr Michael Fabricant);

    And the Motion being opposed, after a brief explanatory statement from the Member who made the Motion and from a Member who opposed it, the Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Standing Order No. 23 (Motions for leave to bring in bills and nomination of select committees at the commencement of public business):-It was agreed to.

    Ordered, That Mr Michael Fabricant, Mr John Wilkinson, Mr Patrick Nicholls, Mr Christopher Gill, Mr John Townend and Mr Crispin Blunt do prepare and bring in the Bill.

3    Analysis of Costs and Benefits (European Union) Bill,- Mr Michael Fabricant accordingly presented a Bill to establish a Parliamentary Commission to investigate and report regularly to Parliament, at intervals to be determined by Parliament, on the costs and the benefits of the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 20th July and to be printed [Bill 39].

4    House of Commons (Removal of Clergy Disqualification) Bill,-The House of Commons (Removal of Clergy Disqualification) Bill was, according to Order, read a second time.

5    House of Commons (Removal of Clergy Disqualification) Bill (Programme),-A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That the following provisions shall apply to the House of Commons (Removal of Clergy Disqualification) Bill:

Committee

    1. The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

    2. Proceedings in the Committee of the whole House shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at Eight o'clock on the day on which those proceedings are commenced or, if that day is Thursday, at Five o'clock on that day.

Consideration and Third Reading

    3. Any proceedings on consideration, and proceedings on Third Reading, shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock on that day or, if that day is Thursday, at Seven o'clock on that day.

Programming Committees

    4. Sessional Order B (Programming Committees) made by the House on 7th November 2000 shall not apply to proceedings in Committee of the whole House or on consideration and Third Reading.

Lords amendments and further messages from the Lords

    5. Paragraphs (6) and (7) of Sessional Order A (varying and supplementing programme motions) made by the House on 7th November 2000 shall not apply to proceedings on any motion to vary or supplement this order for the purpose of allocating time to proceedings on consideration of any Lords amendments, or on any further messages from the Lords, and the question on any such motion shall be put forthwith-(Mr Mike O'Brien);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Clive Betts, Mr Mike Hall: 278.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Oliver Heald, Mr David Heath: 57.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    Ordered, That the following provisions shall apply to the House of Commons (Removal of Clergy Disqualification) Bill:

Committee

    1. The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

    2. Proceedings in the Committee of the whole House shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at Eight o'clock on the day on which those proceedings are commenced or, if that day is Thursday, at Five o'clock on that day.

Consideration and Third Reading

    3. Any proceedings on consideration, and proceedings on Third Reading, shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock on that day or, if that day is Thursday, at Seven o'clock on that day.

Programming Committees

    4. Sessional Order B (Programming Committees) made by the House on 7th November 2000 shall not apply to proceedings in Committee of the whole House or on consideration and Third Reading.

Lords amendments and further messages from the Lords

    5. Paragraphs (6) and (7) of Sessional Order A (varying and supplementing programme motions) made by the House on 7th November 2000 shall not apply to proceedings on any motion to vary or supplement this order for the purpose of allocating time to proceedings on consideration of any Lords amendments, or on any further messages from the Lords, and the question on any such motion shall be put forthwith.

    Committee to-morrow.

6    Political Parties,-A Motion was made, and the Question being prpposed, That the draft Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (Disapplication of Part IV for Northern Ireland Parties, etc.) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 25th January, be approved.-(Mr George Howarth);

    And it being one and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion, the Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Community documents).

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mrs Anne McGuire, Jim Dowd: 304.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Keith Simpson, Mr James Gray: 123.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    Resolved, That the draft Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (Disapplication of Part IV for Northern Ireland Parties, etc.) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 25th January, be approved.

7    Public Petitions,-A Public Petition from residents of Colchester against the burning of low level nuclear waste at Bradwell Nuclear Power Station was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

8    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Jim Dowd .)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-five minutes to Eleven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 10.35 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 Negative Resolution:

    1    Agriculture,-Sheep Annual Premium (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 281), dated 5th February 2001 [by Act] [Mr Nicholas Brown].

    2    Immigration,-(1) Detention Centre Rules 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 238), dated 29th January 2001,

    (2) Detention Centre (Specified Diseases) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 240), dated 28th January 2001, and

    (3) Immigration (Suspension of Detainee Custody Officer Certificate) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 241), dated 28th January 2001

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw].

    3    Immigration and Asylum,-Carriers' Liability (Clandestine Entrants) (Application to Rail Freight) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 280), dated 5th February 2001[by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw]

Other Papers:

    4    Air Force (Constitution),-Amendment 11 to the Royal Air Force Manual of Assessment of Medical Fitness: Air Publication 1269A (Third Edition) [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

    5    Chiropractors,-Financial Statements of the General Chiropractic Council for 1st August 1999 to 31st July 2000 [by Act] [Margaret Beckett].

    6    Education and Employment,-Department of Education and Employment Minute, dated 6th February 2001, concerning a contingent liability consequent upon indemnification for the provision of a guarantee to bodies from the voluntary sector who undertake projects part funded by payments made from the European Social Fund [by Command] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    7    Immigration and Asylum,-Draft Code of Practice on Civil Penalty (Rail Freight Wagons) [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw].

    8    School Inspections,-Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools for 1999-2000 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 102] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

APPENDIX II

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Armed Forces Bill,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill; to be printed [No. 154-v] [Ms Rachel Squire].

    2    Culture, Media and Sport,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [The Operation of the National Lottery]; to be printed [No. 56-iv][Mr Gerald Kaufman].

    3    Education and Employment,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Employment Sub-Committee of the Education and Employment Committee [New Deal: An Evaluation]; to be printed [No. 58-iv][Mr Derek Foster].

    4    Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs,-(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environment Sub-Committee of the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee [Draft Water Bill]; to be printed [No. 145-ii]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Environment Sub-Committee [Local Authority Governance]; to be printed [No. 225]

    [Mr Andrew F. Bennett].

    5    Home Affairs,-(1) Second Special Report from the Home Affairs Committee [Government Response to the Report of the Independent Inquiry into The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971: Drugs and the Law]; to be printed [No. 226]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The Criminal Records Bureau]; to be printed [No. 227-i]

    [Mr Robin Corbett].

    6    Northern Ireland Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee [The Parades Commission]; to be printed [No. 120-iv][Mr Peter Brooke].

    7    Statutory Instruments,-Sixth Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 46-vi][Mr David Tredinnick].

    8    Treasury,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee [Bank of England]; to be printed [No. 42-ii] [Mr Giles Radice].

    9    Welsh Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Welsh Affairs Committee [Wales in the World: the role of the UK Government in promoting Wales abroad]; to be printed [No. 38-iv] [Mr Martyn Jones].


[W.H., No. 17]
Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall
[pursuant to the Order of 20th November 2000]

The Sitting commenced at half-past Nine o'clock.
Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Sitting be now adjourned—(Mr David Jamieson);
 
        And it being Two o'clock, the Sitting was adjourned without Question put, till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 2 p.m.
Sir Alan Haselhurst
Deputy Speaker        



 
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