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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 9th April 2001

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

PRAYERS.

1    Social Security Fraud Bill [Lords],-Mr John Maxton reported from Standing Committee A, That it had gone through the Social Security Fraud Bill [Lords], and made an Amendment thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow.

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 423].

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

    The Lords have agreed to the Elections Bill, without Amendment.

    The Lords have agreed to the Amendment made by this House to the Regulatory Reform Bill [Lords], without Amendment.

3     Finance Bill,-The order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Finance 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 Anne McGuire, Mr Mike Hall: 319.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Stephen Day, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 175.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read a second time.

4    Finance Bill (Programme),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the following provisions shall apply to the Finance Bill:-

Committee

    1.-(1) Clauses 1 to 3 and 16 to 53 and Schedules 4 to 11 shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

    (2) The remainder of the Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

    2.-(1) Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in two allotted days.

    (2) The proceedings to be taken on each of those allotted days shall be as shown in the second column, and shall be brought to a conclusion at the times specified in the third column, of the following Table:-

TABLE

Allotted dayProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
First dayClauses 16 to 22 7.00 p.m.
Clauses 23 and 24, Schedule 4, Clauses 25 to 27, Schedule 5, Clause 28, Schedule 6, Clause 29, Schedule 7, Clause 309.00 p.m.
Clauses 31 and 32, Schedule 8, Clauses 33 to 35, Schedule 9, Clauses 36 to 46, Schedule 10, Clauses 47 to 49Midnight
Second dayClauses 1 to 37.00 p.m.
Clauses 50 to 53 and Schedule 1110.00 p.m.

    (3) If either of those allotted days is Thursday, the times specified for that allotted day in the third column of the Table are brought forward by three hours.

    (4) On the first of those allotted days, paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall, notwithstanding sub-paragraph (a) of that paragraph, apply to the proceedings on the Bill for only two hours after ten o'clock or, if that day is Thursday, for only two hours after seven o'clock.

    (5) On that allotted day, any period during which proceedings on the Bill may be proceeded with after ten o'clock (or, if that day is Thursday, seven o'clock) by virtue of paragraph (4) or (5) of Sessional Order I (provision in the event of a debate under Standing Order No. 24) made by the House on 7th November 2000 shall be in addition to that period of two hours.

    (6) Sessional Order B (Programming Committees) made by the House on 7th November 2000 shall not apply to proceedings in Committee of the whole House.

    (7) An allotted day is one on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the day.

    3.-(1) The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it shall meet.

    (2) Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 24th May 2001.

    4. When the provisions of the Bill considered, respectively, by the Committee of the whole House and by the Standing Committee have been reported to the House, the Bill shall be proceeded with as if it had been reported as a whole to the House from the Standing Committee-(Dawn Primarolo);

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

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Graham Allen, Mr Mike Hall: 303.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Owen Paterson, Mr Stephen Day: 158.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    Ordered, That the following provisions shall apply to the Finance Bill:-

Committee

    1.-(1) Clauses 1 to 3 and 16 to 53 and Schedules 4 to 11 shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

    (2) The remainder of the Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

    2.-(1) Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in two allotted days.

    (2) The proceedings to be taken on each of those allotted days shall be as shown in the second column, and shall be brought to a conclusion at the times specified in the third column, of the following Table:-

TABLE

Allotted dayProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
First dayClauses 16 to 22 7.00 p.m.
Clauses 23 and 24, Schedule 4, Clauses 25 to 27, Schedule 5, Clause 28, Schedule 6, Clause 29, Schedule 7, Clause 309.00 p.m.
Clauses 31 and 32, Schedule 8, Clauses 33 to 35, Schedule 9, Clauses 36 to 46, Schedule 10, Clauses 47 to 49Midnight
Second dayClauses 1 to 37.00 p.m.
Clauses 50 to 53 and Schedule 1110.00 p.m.

    (3) If either of those allotted days is Thursday, the times specified for that allotted day in the third column of the Table are brought forward by three hours.

    (4) On the first of those allotted days, paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall, notwithstanding sub-paragraph (a) of that paragraph, apply to the proceedings on the Bill for only two hours after ten o'clock or, if that day is Thursday, for only two hours after seven o'clock.

    (5) On that allotted day, any period during which proceedings on the Bill may be proceeded with after ten o'clock (or, if that day is Thursday, seven o'clock) by virtue of paragraph (4) or (5) of Sessional Order I (provision in the event of a debate under Standing Order No. 24) made by the House on 7th November 2000 shall be in addition to that period of two hours.

    (6) Sessional Order B (Programming Committees) made by the House on 7th November 2000 shall not apply to proceedings in Committee of the whole House.

    (7) An allotted day is one on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the day.

    3.-(1) The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it shall meet.

    (2) Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 24th May 2001.

    4. When the provisions of the Bill considered, respectively, by the Committee of the whole House and by the Standing Committee have been reported to the House, the Bill shall be proceeded with as if it had been reported as a whole to the House from the Standing Committee.

5    Adoption and Children Bill,-Ordered, That Mrs Liz Blackman, Mr Julian Brazier, Ann Coffey, Caroline Flint, Sandra Gidley, Mrs Llin Golding, Mr David Hinchliffe, Mr John Hutton, Mr Jonathan R. Shaw, Mrs Caroline Spelman, Mr Desmond Swayne and Ms Dari Taylor be members of the Select Committee on the Adoption and Children Bill.

    That three be the Quorum of the Committee.

    That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records.

    That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place.

    That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers, either to supply information which is not readily available or elucidate matters of complexity relating to the provisions of the Adoption and Children Bill.-(Mr David Jamieson.)

6    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr David Jamieson.)

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

[Adjourned at 11.39 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


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


    APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    1    Education,-Education (School Organisation Proposals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1405), dated 3rd April 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    2    Electoral Commission,-Electoral Commission (Limit on Public Awareness Expenditure) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1329), dated 22nd March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw].

    3    Immigration,-(1) Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (Part V exemption: educational institutions and health sector bodies) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1403), and

    (2) Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (Part V exemption: eligible voluntary bodies and relevant employers) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1393),

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

    4    Patents,-Patents (Amendment) Rules 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1412), dated 9th April 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

    5    Social Security,-Additional Pension and Social Security Pensions (Home Responsibilities) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1323), dated 31st March 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

Other Papers:

    6    Greenwich Hospital,-Accounts of the Greenwich Hospital and Travers Foundation for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 418] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

    7    Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund,-Report by the Government Actuary on the Valuation of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund as at 1st April 1999 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 340] [Clerk of the House].

    8    Reserve Forces,-Report under section 54(7) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 on the making of a call-out order under section 54(1) of that Act [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

Papers withdrawn:

    9    Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Recognition Requirements for Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 995) [laid 15th March].

APPENDIX II

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Human Rights,-Second Special Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights [Implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence; to be printed [No. 332-I & II] [Jean Corston].

    2    Public Accounts,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts [The Channel Tunnel Tail Link]; to be printed [No. 422-i] [Mr David Davis].



 
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