The House met at half-past Two o'clock.
1 The Speaker's Absence,-The House being met, the Clerk at the Table informed the House of the Speaker's absence from this day's sitting, pursuant to leave given [21st June].
Whereupon Sir Alan Haselhurst, the Chairman of Ways and Means, proceeded to the Table.
2 The Chairman of Ways and Means took the Chair as Deputy Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order No. 3 (Deputy Speaker).
3 Member makes Affirmation,-The following Member made the Affirmation required by law:
John William Patrick Smith......forVale of Glamorgan.
4 Queen's Speech (Motion for an Address),-The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed [20th June], That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:
We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament;
And the Question being again proposed:-The House resumed the adjourned Debate.
The Speaker resumed the Chair.
And it being Ten o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.
Ordered, That the Debate be resumed to-morrow.
5 Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Tony McNulty.)
And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-nine minutes past Ten o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 10.29 p.m.
Michael J. Martin
Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock.
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:
1 International Immunities and Privileges,-Draft Specialized Agencies of the United Nations (Immunities and Privileges of UNESCO) Order 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
2 Children and Young Persons,-Parental Responsibility Agreement (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2262), dated 19th June 2001 [by Act] [Ms Rosie Winterton].
3 Criminal Procedure (Northern Ireland),-Criminal Appeal (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Rules 2001 (S.R. (N.I.), 2001, No. 250), dated 22nd June 2001 [by Act] [Ms Rosie Winterton].
4 London Government,-Road User Charging (Charges and Penalty Charges) (London) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2285), dated 22nd June 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
5 Road Traffic,-Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (City of Brighton & Hove) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2272), dated 21st June 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
6 Broadcasting,-Accounts of the Broadcasting Standards Commission for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 70] [Clerk of the House].
7 Criminal Appeal,-Accounts of the Criminal Cases Review Commission for 2000-2001, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 69] [Clerk of the House].
8 Defence,-Ministry of Defence Minute, dated 25th June 2001, concerning a contingent liability consequent upon the proposed granting of a temporary indemnity to QinetiQ Limited [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hoon].
9 Further and Higher Education,-Account of the Higher Education Funding Council for England for 2000-2001, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 71] [Clerk of the House].
10 School Standards and Framework,-Accounts of the:-
(1) East Basildon Education Action Zone,
(2) Leigh Education Action Zone,
(3) New Addington Education Action Zone,
(4) Preston Education Action Zone, and
(5) Sheffield North East Education Action Zone,
for 1999-2000, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 61, 72, 64, 63 and 62] [Clerk of the House].
Votes and Proceedings: 25th June 2001 No. 8