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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 16th March 2001

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

PRAYERS.

1    Rating (Former Agricultural Premises and Rural Shops) Bill,-Mr Secretary Prescott, supported by Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Nicholas Brown, Hilary Armstrong, Mr Michael Meacher and Ms Beverley Hughes, presented a Bill to make provision about non-domestic rating in respect of hereditaments including land or buildings which were formerly agricultural and in respect of food stores in rural settlements: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Monday 19th March and to be printed [Bill 68].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Rating (Former Agricultural Premises and Rural Shops) Bill be printed [Bill 68-EN].

2    Christmas Day (Trading) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Christmas Day (Trading) Bill;

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

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mrs Llin Golding, Mr Win Griffiths: 37.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Eric Forth, Mr Edward Leigh: 0.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read a second time and stood committed to a Standing Committee.

3    Transplant of Human Organs Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Transplant of Human Organs Bill;

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

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Kelvin Hopkins, Mr Kenneth Clarke: 12.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Barry Gardiner, Mr John Heppell: 0.

    And it appearing on the report of the Division that fewer than forty Members had taken part in the Division, the Deputy Speaker declared that the Question was not decided, and the business under consideration stood over until the next sitting of the House.

4    Private Dental Practitioners Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Private Dental Practitioners 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    Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill;

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

6    Rail Passenger Services Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Rail Passenger Services Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 23rd March.

7    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 23rd March.

8    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 23rd March.

9    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 23rd March.

10    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr David Clelland.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 19th March.

[Adjourned at 3 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


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


    APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

    1    Financial Services and Markets,-Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2001 [by Act] [Miss Melanie Johnson].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    2    Education,-Education (Nursery Education Training Grant) (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1030), dated 10th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    3    Health and Safety,-Biocidal Products Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 880), dated 7th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    4    National Assistance Services,-National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1005), dated 14th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    5    National Health Service,-(1) National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) Amendment Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 746),

    (2) National Health Service (Dental Charges) Amendment Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 707),

    (3) National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) Amendment Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 749), and

    (4) National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) Amendment Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 742),

    dated 15th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    6    Northern Ireland,-Jobseeker's Allowance (Members of the Forces) (Joint Claims: Consequential Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 (S.I., 2001, No. 998), dated 15th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

    7    Social Security,-(1) Social Security Amendment (New Deal) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1029), dated 15th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett], and

    (2) Social Security (Hospital In-Patients) Amendment Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 944), dated 13th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

    8    Universities of Oxford and Cambridge,-Statutes, dated 31st October 2000, made by the Governing Body of Oxford University, amending the Statutes of the University [by Act] [Margaret Beckett].

Other Papers:

    9    Senior Salaries,-(1) Forty-Seventh Report of the Review Body on Senior Salaries: Review of the Parliamentary Pension Scheme [by Command] [Cm. 4996] [Margaret Beckett], and

    (2) Forty-Eighth Report of the Review Body on Senior Salaries: Review of parliamentary pay and allowances [by Command] [Cm. 4997-I and -II] [The Prime Minister].

    10    Treaty Series (No. 16, 2001),-Exchange of Notes, done at Rabat on 28th August and Nouakchott on 26th November 2000, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania concerning Certain Commercial Debts (The United Kingdom/Mauritania Debt Agreement No. 7 (2000)) [by Command] [Cm. 5083] [Mr Secretary Cook].

Papers withdrawn:

    11    Financial Services and Markets,-Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2001 [laid 27th February].



 
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