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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 9th March 2001

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

PRAYERS.

1    Public Petitions,-A Public Petition from railworkers and rail users of Great Britain for the return of Railtrack to public ownership and accountability was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

2     Standing Committee F,-Mr Roger Gale, Chairman of Standing Committee F, made the following Report to the House,-

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker, of which you have been given notice.

    It is my unpleasant duty to inform the house that, at the meeting of Standing Committee F yesterday evening, I drew attention to the presence of Miss Ann Widdecombe, the Member for Maidstone and the Weald, Mr Patrick McLoughlin, the Member for West Derbyshire, Mr James Cran, the Member for Beverley and Holderness, and Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, the Member for Cotswold, not being members of the Committee, in the part of the Committee Room reserved for the members of the Committee; and the honourable Members having declined to withdraw, the Committee ordered-

      That the Chairman do report Miss Ann Widdecombe, Mr Patrick McLoughlin, Mr James Cran and Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown to the House.

    The honourable Members continued to decline to withdraw, and so I adjourned the Committee for grave disorder without putting any question. The Committee therefore did not complete its consideration of the Criminal Justice and Police Bill yesterday, as it had been instructed to by the Order of the House of 29th January.

3    High Hedges Bill,-The High Hedges Bill was, according to Order, read a second time and stood committed to a Standing Committee.

4    Copyright, etc. and Trade Marks (Offences and Enforcement) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Copyright, etc. and Trade Marks (Offences and Enforcement) Bill;

    A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time;

    And it being half-past Two o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.

    Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 23rd March.

5    Pension Annuities (Amendment) Bill,-The Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Pension Annuities (Amendment) Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 16th March.

6    Exorcism of Children (Prohibition) Bill,-The Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Exorcism of Children (Prohibition) Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th April.

7    Vaccination of Children (Parental Choice) Bill,-The Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Vaccination of Children (Parental Choice) Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 16th March.

8    Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill,-The Order of the day being read for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 2nd February, That the Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill be now read a second time;

    Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 23rd March.

9    Outworking Bill,-The Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Outworking Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 16th March.

10    Climate Change Bill,-The Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Climate Change Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 16th March.

11    Adoption of Sewers Bill,-The Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Adoption of Sewers Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 30th March.

12    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Gerry Sutcliffe.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till two minutes to Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday next.

[Adjourned at 2.58 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock on Monday 12th March.


    APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    1    Agriculture,-Extensification Payment Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 864), dated 9th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Nicholas Brown].

    2    Betting, Gaming and Lotteries,-(1) Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) (England and Wales) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 725),

    (2) Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) (England and Wales and Scotland) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 726),

    (3) Gaming (Bingo) Act (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 727), and

    (4) Lotteries (Gaming Board Fees) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 728),

    dated 5th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw].

    3    Building Societies,-Building Societies (General Charge and Fees) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 815), dated 8th March 2001 [by Act] [Miss Melanie Johnson].

    4    Children and Young Persons,-Adoption (Amendment) Rules 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 819), dated 6th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr David Lock].

    5    Civil Aviation,-Transport Act 2000 (Civil Aviation Authority Pension Scheme) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 853), dated 5th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    6    Climate Change Levy,-Climate Change Agreements (Eligible Facilities) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 662), dated 2nd March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    7    Disabled Persons,-(1) Rail Vehicle Accessibility (South West Trains Class 458 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 848), and

    (2) Rail Vehicle Accessibility(Gatwick Express Class 460 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 847),

    dated 8th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    8    Education,-(1) Education (Amount to Follow Permanently Excluded Pupil) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 870), dated 8th March 2001

    (2) Education (School Performance Targets) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 827), dated 6th March 2001

    (3) Education Standards Fund (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 826), dated 6th March 2001

    (4) Local Education Authority (Behaviour Support Plans) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 828), dated 6th March 2001

    (5) Post - 16 Education and Training Inspection Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 799), dated 6th March 2001, and

    (6) Teachers' Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 871), dated 7th March 2001

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    9    Environmental Protection,-(1) Contaminated Land (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 663), and

    (2) Environmental Protection (Waste Recycling Payments) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 661),

    dated 2nd March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    10    European Communities (Wales),-European Social Fund (National Assembly for Wales) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 872), dated 8th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    11    Family Proceedings,-(1) Family Proceedings (Amendment) Rules 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 821), and

    (2) Family Proceedings Courts (Family Law Act 1986) Rules 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 778),

    dated 6th March [by Act] [Mr David Lock].

    12    Food,-(1) Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) (Charges) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2001, dated 7th March 2001, [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn]; and

    (2) Specified Risk Material (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 817), dated 6th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Nicholas Brown].

    13    Friendly Societies,-Friendly Societies (General Charge and Fees) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 816), dated 8th March 2001 [by Act] [Miss Melanie Johnson].

    14    Housing,-Disabled Facilities Grants and Home Repair Assistance (Maximum Amounts) (Amendment) (England) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 651), dated 2nd March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    15    Insurance,-Insurance (Fees) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 812), dated 8th March 2001 [by Act] [Miss Melanie Johnson].

    16    Legal Aid and Advice,-(1) Legal Advice and Assistance (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 829), and

    (2) Legal Aid in Family Proceedings (Remuneration) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 830),

    dated 8th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr David Lock].

    17    Legal Services Commission,-(1) Community Legal Service (Costs) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 822), dated 1st March 2001,

    (2) Community Legal Service (Cost Protection) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 823), dated 1st March 2001, and

    (3) Community Legal Service (Funding) (Amendment) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 831), dated 8th March 2001

    [by Act] [Mr David Lock].

    18    Local Government,-(1) Local Authorities (Capital Finance, Approved Investments and Contracts-Amendment) (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 723), dated 5th March 2001

    (2) Local Authorities (Companies) (Amendment) (England) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 722), dated 5th March 2001

    (3) Local Authorities (Goods and Services) (Public Bodies) (England) (No. 2) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 691), dated 5th March 2001

    (4) Local Authorities (Referendums) (Petitions and Directions) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 760), dated 7th March 2001, and

    (5) Local Government (Best Value) Performance Indicators and Performance Standards Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 724), dated 6th March 2001

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    19    London Government,-Transport for London (Bus Lanes) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 690), dated 5th March [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    20    Magistrates' Courts,-(1) Family Proceedings Courts (Children Act 1989) (Amendment) Rules 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 818), and

    (2) Magistrates' Courts (Adoption) (Amendment) Rules 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 820),

    dated 6th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr David Lock].

    21    Medicines,-Medicines for Human Use and Medical Devices (Fees and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 795), dated 8th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    22    Mental Health,-Court of Protection Rules 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 824), dated 6th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr David Lock].

    23    National Health Service,-(1) Broadmoor Hospital Authority (Abolition) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 834), dated 8th March 2001

    (2) Health Authorities (Membership and Procedure) Amendment (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 751), dated 8th March 2001

    (3) National Health Service Appointments Commission (Establishment and Constitution) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 793), dated 9th March 2001

    (4) National Health Service Appointments Commission Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 794), dated 9th March 2001

    (5) National Health Service (Functions of Health Authorities and Administration Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 747), dated 8th March 2001

    (6) National Health Service (General Dental Services) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 705), dated 7th March 2001

    (7) Primary Care Trusts (Functions) (England) Amendment Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 745), dated 8th March 2001

    (8) Rampton Hospital Authority (Abolition) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 714), dated 8th March 2001

    (9) Retained Organs Commission (Establishment and Constitution) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 743), dated 8th March 2001, and

    (10) Retained Organs Commission Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 748), dated 8th March 2001

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    24    Northern Ireland,-Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (Accounts and Audit) Order 1998 (S.I., 2001, No. 851), dated 29th December 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

    25    Probation,-Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (Approved Premises) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 850), dated 8th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw].

    26    Powers of Attorney,-Court of Protection (Enduring Powers of Attorney) Rules 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 825), dated 6th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr David Lock].

    27    Rating and Valuation,-(1) Central Rating Lists (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 737), dated 6th March 2001, and

    (2) Valuation for Rating (Plant and Machinery) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 846), dated 8th March 2001

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    28    Road Traffic,-Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Wiltshire) (District of Salisbury) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 849), dated 8th March 2001[by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    29    Social Security,-Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 3) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 859), dated 9th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

    30    Terms and Conditions of Employment,-Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government, etc.) (Modification) (Amendment) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 866), dated 8th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

Other Papers:

    31    Coroners,-Norfolk (Coroners' Districts) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 666), dated 1st March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw].

    32    Hammond Inquiry,-Return to an Order [5th March] for a Return of the Report of the Review by Sir Anthony Hammond KCB of the circumstances surrounding an application for naturalisation by Mr S. P. Hinduja in 1998; to be printed [No. 287] [The Prime Minister].

    33    National Health Service,-Treasury Minute, dated 9th March 2001, concerning the remission of outstanding debt consequent on dissolution and reconfiguration of certain National Health Service Trusts [by Command] [Mr Andrew Smith].

    34    Industrial and Provident Societies,-(1) Industrial and Provident Societies (Credit Unions) (Fees) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 814), and

    (2) Industrial and Provident Societies (Fees) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 813), [Miss Melanie Johnson].

    35    Parliamentary Commissioner,-Third Report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, Session 2000-01: Selected Cases and Summaries of Completed Investigations, April to September 2000 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 303] [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Reports from Select Committees

    Standards and Privileges,-Third Report from the Committee on Standards and Privileges [Complaints against Mr Keith Vaz], with Appendices, Minutes of the Evidence taken before the Committee on 13th June 2000, in the last Session of Parliament, parts of the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee between 30th January and 13th February 2001 and Appendices thereto; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 314] [Mr Robert Sheldon].



 
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