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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 20th March 2001

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

PRAYERS.

1    Colchester Borough Council Bill [Lords],-The Colchester Borough Council Bill [Lords] was, according to Order, read the third time, and passed, without Amendment.

2    First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Edward O'Hara reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Social Security (Reduced Rates of Class 1 Contributions) (Salary Related Contracted-out Schemes) Order 2001, the draft Social Security (Minimum Contribution to Appropriate Personal Pension Schemes) Order 2001, and the draft Social Security (Reduced Rates of Class 1 Contributions and Rebates) (Money Purchase Contracted-out Schemes) Order 2001.

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

3    Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Frank Cook reported from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 77) on 2000/2001 Special Grant Report for Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking Children (House of Commons Paper No. 315).

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

4    Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mrs Marion Roe reported from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) Order 2001.

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

5    Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Peter L. Pike reported from the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Designation of Public Authorities) Order 2001.

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

6    Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Bill O'Brien reported from the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Tax Credits Up-rating Order 2001.

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

7    Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Jonathan Sayeed reported from the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Open Ended Investment Companies Regulations 2001.

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

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

    International Criminal Court Bill [Lords],-The Lords have passed a Bill to give effect to the Statute of the International Criminal Court; to provide for offences under the law of England and Wales and Northern Ireland corresponding to offences within the jurisdiction of that Court; and for connected purposes; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

9    International Criminal Court Bill [Lords],-The International Criminal Court Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 70].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the International Criminal Court Bill [Lords] be printed [Bill 70-EN].

10    Standards and Privileges (Independent Appeals Body),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to implement the recommendations contained in the sixth report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life-(Mrs Teresa Gorman);

    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 Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Standing Order No. 23 (Motions for leave to bring in bills and nomination of select committees at commencement of public business):-It was agreed to.

    Ordered, That Mrs Teresa Gorman, Mr Douglas Hogg, Sir Teddy Taylor, Mr Richard Shepherd, Mr David Amess, Mr Christopher Gill, Mr Austin Mitchell, Mr Patrick Nicholls and Sir Richard Body do prepare and bring in the Bill.

11    Standards and Privileges (Independent Appeals Body) Bill,-Mrs Teresa Gorman accordingly presented a Bill to implement the recommendations contained in the sixth report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 6th April and to be printed [Bill 69].

12    Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill [Lords],-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill [Lords];

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

    An Amendment was proposed to the Question, to leave out from the word 'That' to the end of the Question and add the words 'this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill [Lords] because it does not explicitly give priority to the special educational needs of the child and contains no mechanism for safeguarding a viable choice for parents between types of school', instead thereof.-(Mrs Theresa May.)

    And the Question being put, That the Amendment be made;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Keith Simpson, Mr James Gray: 130.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Tony McNulty, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe: 332.

    So the Question was negatived.

    And the Main Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 62 (Amendment on second or third reading):-It was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read a second time.

13    Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill [Lords] (Programme),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the following provisions shall apply to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill [Lords]:

Standing Committee

    1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

    2. The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day it meets.

    3. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 5th April.

Consideration and Third Reading

    4. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at Nine o'clock on the day on which those proceedings are commenced or, if that day is a Thursday, at Six o'clock on that day.

    5. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock on the day on which those proceedings are commenced or, if that day is a Thursday, at Seven o'clock on that day.

    6. Sessional Order B (Programming Committees) made by the House on 7th November 2000 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Lords messages

    7. 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 messages from the Lords, and the question on any such motion shall be put forthwith-(Jacqui Smith);

    And it being three-quarters of an hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [7th November].

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Tony McNulty, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe: 283.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Keith Simpson, Mr Douglas Hogg: 122.

    So the Question was agreed to.

14    Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill [Lords] [Money],-Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill [Lords] [Money];

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any increase attributable to the provisions of that Act in the sums payable out of such money under any other Act-(Mr David Clelland):-It was agreed to.

15     Church of England (General Synod) (Measure),-Resolved, That the Churchwardens Measure, passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, be presented to Her Majesty for Her Royal Assent in the form in which the said Measure was laid before Parliament.-(Mr Stuart Bell.)

16    Weights and Measures,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Weights and Measures (Intoxicating Liquor) (Amendment) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 28th February, be approved-(Mr Clive Betts):-It was agreed to.

17    Postal Services,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Postal Services Act 2000 (Determination of Turnover for Penalties) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 28th February, be approved-(Mr Clive Betts):-It was agreed to.

18    Postal Services,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Postal Services Act 2000 (Consequential Modifications No. 1) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 1st March, be approved-(Mr Clive Betts):-It was agreed to.

19    Constitutional Law,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 1st March, be approved-(Mr Clive Betts):-It was agreed to.

20    Constitutional Law,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 1st March, be approved-(Mr Clive Betts):-It was agreed to.

21    Government Trading Funds,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Defence Aviation Repair Agency Trading Fund Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 17th January, be approved-(Mr Clive Betts):-It was agreed to.

22    Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Clive Betts);

Wednesday 21st March 2001

    And the Question being put;

    Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till seventeen minutes past Twelve o'clock on Wednesday morning, adjourned till this day.

[Adjourned at 12.17 a.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    Social Security,-Draft Social Security (Breach of Community Order) Regulations 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    2    Animals,-Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-And-Mouth Disease) (No. 4) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1080), dated 17th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Nicholas Brown].

    3    Income Tax,-Income Tax (Electronic Communications) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1081), dated 19th March 2001 [by Act] [Dawn Primarolo].

    4    Legal Services Commission,-Community Legal Service (Funding) (Counsel in Family Proceedings) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1077), dated 15th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr David Lock].

    5    National Health Service,-National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) Amendment Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1084), dated 20th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    6    Road Traffic,-(1) Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1043), dated 14th March 2001, and

    (2) Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1079), dated 19th March 2001

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    7    Social Security,-Tax Credits (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 4) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1082), dated 20th March 2001[by Act] [Dawn Primarolo].

    8    Social Security (Northern Ireland),-Tax Credits (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 4) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1083), dated 20th March 2001[by Act] [Dawn Primarolo].

Other Papers:

    9    European Communities (No. 1, 2001),-Treaty of Nice, done at Nice on 26th February 2001, amending the Treaty on European Union, the Treaties establishing the European Communities and certain related Acts, with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Cm. 5090] [Mr Secretary Cook].

    10    Injuries in War Compensation,-Injuries in War (Shore Employments) Compensation (Amendment) Scheme 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1015), dated 14th March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

    11    Learning Disability,-Paper, entitled Valuing People: A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century [by Command] [Cm. 5086] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Draft Social Security (Reduced Rates of Class 1 Contributions) (Salary Related Contracted-out Schemes) Order 2001, the draft Social Security (Minimum Contribution to Appropriate Personal Pension Schemes) Order 2001, and the draft Social Security (Reduced Rates of Class 1 Contributions and Rebates) (Money Purchase Contracted-out Schemes) Order 2001,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas, Mr Doug Henderson and Mr David Kidney from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Orders); and nominated in substitution Mr Denzil Davies, Maria Fyfe and Mr Stephen Twigg.

    2    Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report ( No. 77) on 2000/2001 Special Grant Report for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (House of Commons Paper No. 315),-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Paul Boateng from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Report); and nominated in substitution Mrs Barbara Roche.

    3    Draft Tax Credits Up-rating Order 2001,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Ms Fiona Jones and Ms Dari Taylor from the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Mr Mark Hendrick and Dr Brian Iddon.

    4    Draft New Opportunities Fund (Specification of Initiatives) Order 2001,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Owen Paterson from the Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Mr John Greenway.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Culture, Media and Sport,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [Staging International Sporting Events]; to be printed [No. 286-iv] [Mr Gerald Kaufman].

    2    Environmental Audit,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environmental Audit Committee [Climate Change: COP6]; to be printed [No. 357-i] [Mr John Horam].

    3    Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environment Sub-Committee of the Environment, Transport and the Regional Affairs Committee [Local Authority Governance]; to be printed [No. 225-iii] [Mr Andrew F. Bennett].

    4    Foreign Affairs,-(1) Fourth Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee [Government Policy towards the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the wider region following the fall of Milosevic], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 246]; and

    (2) Second Special Report from the Committee [Correspondence with the Foreign Secretary in relation to the Sierra Leone Report], together with an Appendix; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 353]

    [Mr Donald Anderson].

    5    Home Affairs,-(1) Second Report from the Home Affairs Committee [Criminal Records Bureau], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 227]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Criminal Records Bureau]

    [Mr Robin Corbett].

    6    International Development,-Third Report from the International Development Committee [HIV/AIDS: The Impact on Social and Economic Development], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 354] [Mr Bowen Wells].

    7    Procedure,-(1) Third Report from the Procedure Committee [Section 82 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999], together with an Appendix to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings relating to the Report [No. 358]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Scope of the Finance Bill; Tabling Questions by E-mail; Procedure on Consideration of Draft Reports]

    [Mr Nicholas Winterton].

    8    Standards and Privileges,-(1) Fourth Report from the Committee on Standards and Privileges [Complaint against Mr William Hague], with an Appendix; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 352]; and

    (2) Fifth Report from the Committee [Proposed Amendments to the Rules relating to the Conduct of Members], together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No 267]

    [Mr Robert Sheldon].

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

    10    Trade and Industry,-(1) Eighth Report from the Trade and Industry Committee [UK Online Reviewed: The First Annual Report of the E-Minister and E-Envoy], together with an Appendix to the Minutes of Evidence; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 66]; and

    (2) Ninth Report from the Committee [Industrial and Trade Relations with Turkey], together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 360]

    [Mr Martin O'Neill].

    11    Treasury,-(1) First Special Report from the Treasury Committee [Government Response to the First Report from the Committee, Session 2000-2001, on the Work of the Treasury Committee and Treasury Sub-Committee]; to be printed [No. 351]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [2001 Budget]; to be printed [No. 326-iii]

    [Mr Giles Radice].

    12    Welsh Affairs,-(1) First Report from the Welsh Affairs Committee [Wales in the World: the role of the UK Government in promoting Wales abroad], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 38]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Post Office closures in Wales]; to be printed [No. 359]

    [Mr Martyn Jones].

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THE SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATE

    The Speaker certified that the Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Bill is a Money Bill within the meaning of the Parliament Act 1911.

[W.H., No. 32]

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 Mike Hall);

    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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