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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 19th July 2001

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

PRAYERS.

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

    Barclays Group Reorganisation Bill [Lords],-The Lords have passed a Bill to provide for the reorganisation of the undertakings of Barclays Bank PLC and certain of its subsidiaries; and for related purposes; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

    National Australia Group Europe Bill [Lords],-The Lords have passed a Bill to provide for the fusion of the undertakings of Clydesdale Bank PLC and Yorkshire Bank PLC by the transfer to Clydesdale Bank PLC of the undertaking of Yorkshire Bank PLC; and for connected purposes; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

2    Royal Assent,-The Speaker notified the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, That Her Majesty had signified her Royal Assent to the following Act, agreed upon by both Houses:

      Appropriation (No. 2) Act 2001.

3    Football Disorder (Amendment) Bill,-Mr Secretary Blunkett, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Secretary Prescott, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Secretary Straw and Mr John Denham, presented a Bill to amend section 5 of the Football (Disorder) Act 2000; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 26].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Football Disorder (Amendment) Bill be printed [Bill 26-EN].

4    European Communities (Finance) Bill (Programme) (No. 2),-A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That, in accordance with the resolution of the Programming Committee of 18th July and pursuant to the Programme Order of 3rd July 2001 (Proceedings in Committee of the whole House, on consideration and on Third Reading of the European Communities (Finance) Bill)-

    (1) proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 8.30 p.m. on the first allotted day (or, if that day is a Thursday, 5.30 p.m.);

    (2) any proceedings on consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be taken on the second allotted day and, so far as not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at 10.00 p.m. on the day (or, if that day is a Thursday, 7.00 p.m.)-(Ruth Kelly);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Tony McNulty, Mr Nick Ainger: 286.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr John Randall, Mr Peter Luff: 108.

    So the Question was agreed to.

5    European Communities (Finance) Bill [1st allotted day],-The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee on the Bill.

(In the Committee)

    Clauses Nos. 1 and 2 agreed to.

    Bill to be reported.

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    The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair; and Jim Fitzpatrick reported, That the Committee had gone through the Bill and directed him to report the same, without Amendment.

    Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time to-morrow.

6    Northern Ireland,-Resolved, That the Police (Northern Ireland) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001 No. 2513), dated 18th July 2001, a copy of which was laid before this House on 18th July, be approved.-(Jane Kennedy.)

7    Business of the House,-Resolved, That, at this day's sitting-

    (1) the Motions standing on the Order Paper in the name of the Chairman of the Committee of Selection may be made notwithstanding paragraph (2)(a) of Standing Order No. 121 (Nomination of select committees);

    (2) the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on any Motion relating to the membership of Select Committees not later than one and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first such motion, and such Questions shall include the questions on any amendments selected by the Speaker which may then be moved;

    (3) the Motions may be proceeded with, though opposed, after Seven o'clock; and

    (4) Standing Order No. 38 (Procedure on divisions) shall apply and the Order [28th June] relating to Deferred divisions shall not apply if, after the time for the interruption of business, the opinion of the Speaker as to the decision on a Question is challenged in respect of any proceedings on the Motions.-(Mr Stephen Twigg.)

8    Catering,-Ordered, That Janet Anderson, Mr Ronnie Campbell, Tony Cunningham, Mrs Janet Dean, Mr Lindsay Hoyle, Miss Julie Kirkbride, Mrs Jacqui Lait, Mr Simon Thomas and Mr Dennis Turner be members of the Catering Committee-(Ms Karen Buck, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,-Ordered, That Mr Bill Olner be discharged from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and Mr Austin Mitchell be added to the Committee.-(Ms Karen Buck, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

    Foreign Affairs,-Ordered, That Donald Anderson, Mr David Chidgey, Sir Patrick Cormack, Mr Fabian Hamilton, Mr Eric Illsley, Andrew Mackinlay, Mr John Maples, Mr Bill Olner, Mr Greg Pope, Sir John Stanley and Ms Gisela Stuart be members of the Foreign Affairs Committee.-(Ms Karen Buck, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

    International Development,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That Mr Edward Leigh be discharged from the International Development Committee, and Tony Baldry be added to the Committee-(Ms Karen Buck, on behalf of the Committee of Selection);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Ivor Caplin, Mr Graham Stringer: 304.

      Tellers for the Noes, Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell: 55.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    Ordered, That Mr Edward Leigh be discharged from the International Development Committee, and Tony Baldry be added to the Committee.

    Northern Ireland Affairs,-Ordered, That Mr Adrian Bailey, Mr Harry Barnes, Mr Roy Beggs, Mr Henry Bellingham, Mr Tony Clarke, Mr Stephen McCabe, Mr Eddie McGrady, Mr Michael Mates, Mr Stephen Pound, Mr Peter Robinson, the Reverend Martin Smyth, Mark Tami and Mr Bill Tynan be members of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee.-(Ms Karen Buck, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

    Scottish Affairs,-Ordered, That Mr David Marshall be discharged from the Scottish Affairs Committee, and Mrs Irene Adams be added to the Committee.-(Ms Karen Buck, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

    Transport, Local Government and the Regions,-Ordered, That Andrew Bennett, Sir Paul Beresford, Mr Clive Betts, Mr Gregory Campbell, Mr John Cummings, Mr Brian H. Donohoe, Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody, Mrs Louise Ellman, Chris Grayling, Helen Jackson, Ms Oona King, Miss Anne McIntosh, Mr Bill O'Brien, Dr John Pugh, Christine Russell, Mr George Stevenson and Mr Bill Wiggin be members of the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee.-(Ms Karen Buck, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

    Environmental Audit,-Ordered, That Dr Brian Iddon be discharged from the Environmental Audit Committee and Mr Colin Challen be added to the Committee.-(Mr Stephen Twigg.)

    Human Rights (Joint Committee),-Ordered, That Tony Cunningham be discharged from the Committee appointed to join with a Committee of the Lords as the Joint Committee on Human Rights and Mr Kevin McNamara be added to the Committee.-(Mr Stephen Twigg.)

    Modernisation of the House of Commons,-Ordered, That Helen Jackson and Julie Morgan be discharged from the Select Committee on the Modernisation of the House of Commons and Mr David Kidney, Mr Greg Knight and Anne Picking be added to the Committee.-(Mr Stephen Twigg.)

    Procedure,-Ordered, That Mr John Lyons be discharged from the Procedure Committee.-(Mr Stephen Twigg.)

    Public Accounts,-Ordered, That Mr Edward Leigh be a member of the Committee of Public Accounts.-(Mr Stephen Twigg.)

9    Business of the House,-The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 28th June, That Private Members' Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 26th October, 2nd, 23rd and 30th November 2001, 11th, 18th and 25th January, 15th March, 12th and 19th April, 10th May, 21st June and 19th July 2002;

    Ordered, That the Debate be resumed to-morrow.

10    Public Petitions,-A Public Petition from Mr H. E. Fearns and other calling for objective police procedures for investigation of allegations of abuse was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

11    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Phil Woolas.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till eleven minutes to Seven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 6.49 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


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


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

    1    Designs,-Draft Registered Designs Regulations 2001 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    2    Local Government Finance,-Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 87) on 2001-02 Special Grant for Local Authority E-Government Pathfinders [by Act]; to be printed [No. 220] [Mr Secretary Byers].

    3    Postal Services,-Draft Postal Services Act 2000 (Determination of Turnover for Penalties) (Amendment) Order 2001 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    4    Social Security,-Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    5    Education,-(1) Education (Mandatory awards) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2613), dated 18th July 2001

    (2) Education (Special Educational Needs) (England) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2612), dated 18th July 2001

    (3) Education (Teacher Training Bursaries) (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2622), dated 19th July 2001

    (4) Education (Teacher Training Hardship Grants) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2621), dated 19th July 2001

    [by Act] [Secretary Estelle Morris].

    6    Financial Services and Markets,-Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Mutual Societies) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2617), dated 18th July 2001 [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].

    7    Food,-Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Marking of Meat, Meat Products, Minced Meat and Meat Preparations) (No. 2) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2601), dated 18th July 2001 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

    8    Local Government,-Local Authorities (Elected Mayors) (Elections, Terms of Office and Casual Vacancies) (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2544), dated 13th July 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

    9    Magistrates' Courts,-Magistrates' Courts (International Criminal Court) (Forms) Rules 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2600), dated 17th July 2001 [by Act] [Mr Michael Wills].

    10    National Debt,-National Savings Stock Register (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2616), dated 18th July 2001 [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].

    11    Police,-Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2498), dated 11th July 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    12    Seeds,-Seeds (Fees) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2598), dated 18th July 2001 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

    13    Social Security,-Employment Zones (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2521), dated 12th July 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling]

    14    Telecommunications,-(1) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Broadnet UK Limited) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2609),

    (2) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Carrier 1 UK Limited) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2608),

    (3) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Energis Local Access Limited) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2605),

    (4) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Fibreway Limited) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2603),

    (5) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Isle of Wight Cable and Telephone Company Limited) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2602),

    (6) Public Telecommunication System Designation (ntl Group Ltd) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2604),

    (7) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Universal Access UK Limited) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2610),

    (8) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Verizon Global Solutions U.K. Limited) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2611),

    (9) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Williams Communications UK Limited) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2607), and

    (10) Telecommunication Meters (Approval Fees) (BABT) (Amendment) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2606),

    dated 17th July 2001 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Other Papers:

    15    Agricultural Marketing,-Report and Accounts of Food from Britain for 2000-01 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

    16    Aliens Employment,-Cabinet Office Minute under section 1(4) of the Aliens' Employment Act 1955 relating to aliens employed in the Civil Service during 2000-01 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    17    Animals,-Report of the Animal Procedures Committee for 2000 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 126] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    18    Cabinet Office Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of the Centre for Management and Policy Studies for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 219] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    19    Coal Industry,-Report and Accounts of the Coal Authority for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    20    Criminal Justice,-Report of the Serious Fraud Office for 2000-01 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 116] [The Solicitor General].

    21    Crown Agents,-(1) Accounts of the Crown Agents Holding and Realisation Board for l999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 212] [Clerk of the House]; and

    (2) Report of the Chairman of the Crown Agents Holding and Realisation Board for 2000 [by Act] [Secretary Clare Short].

    22    Culture, Media and Sport Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of the Royal Parks Agency for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 42] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

    23    Defence Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of-

    (1) the Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency,

    (2) the Logistic Information Systems Agency, and

    (3) the Naval Manning Agency

    for 2000-01, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 77, 31 and 142] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

    24    Development of Tourism,-Accounts of-

    (1) the British Tourist Authority, and

    (2) the English Tourist Board

    for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 206 and 208] [Clerk of the House].

    25    Disability Rights Commission,-Account of the Disability Rights Commission for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 210] [Clerk of the House].

    26    Duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster,-Accounts of the Duchy of Lancaster for 2000-01 [by Act] [Mr Paul Boateng].

    27    Education,-Financial Statements of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 209] [Clerk of the House].

    28    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of -

    (1) the Central Science Laboratory,

    (2) the Intervention Board,

    (3) the Veterinary Laboratories Agency, and

    (4) the Veterinary Medicines Directorate

    for 2000-01, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 125, 59, 158 and 28] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

    29    Exchange Equalisation,-Exchange Equalisation Accounts for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 154] [Ruth Kelly].

    30    Foreign Affairs,-(1) Government Response to the Fourth Report of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Session 2000-01, on Government Policy towards the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the wider region following the fall of Milosevic, and

    (2) Government Response to the Sixth Report of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Session 2000-01, on Gibraltar: Follow-up

    [by Command] [Cms. 5220 and 5231] [Mr Secretary Straw].

    31    Foreign and Commonwealth Office Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of Wilton Park for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 92] [Mr Secretary Straw].

    32    Government Trading Funds,-Reports and Accounts of-

    (1) Companies House,

    (2) Driving Standards Agency,

    (3) NHS Estates,

    (4) Royal Mint,

    (5) United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, and

    (6) Vehicle Inspectorate

    for 2000-01, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 73, 58, 109, 80, 127 and 89] [Clerk of the House].

    33    Health,-Government Response to the Fourth Report from the Health Committee, Session 2000-01, on the Provision of Information by the Government Relating to the Safety of Breast Implants [by Command] [Cm. 5241] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    34    Health Executive Agencies,-Reports and Accounts of the-

    (1) Medical Devices Agency, and

    (2) NHS Pensions Agency

    for 2000-01, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 93 and 140] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    35    Home Office Executive Agencies,-(1) Accounts of the Passport and Records Agency for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; and

    (2) Report and Accounts of-

    (i) the Criminal Records Bureau, and

    (ii) HM Prison Service

    for 2000-01, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 40 and 29]

    [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    36    Hong Kong,-Six-monthly Report on Hong Kong, January-June 2001 [by Command] [Cm. 5197] [Mr Secretary Straw].

    37    Housing,-Reports and Accounts of-

    (1) Stonebridge Housing Action Trust, and

    (2) Waltham Forest Housing Action Trust

    for 2000-01 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

    38    Human Rights,-Proposal for a draft Mental Health Act 1983 (Remedial) Order 2001, with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    39    Insurance Companies,-Report on Insurance for 2000, pursuant to section 98 of the Insurance Companies Act 1982 [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].

    40    Intelligence Services,-Government Response to the Interim Report of the Intelligence and Security Committee, 2000-01 [by Command] [Cm. 5225] [The Prime Minister].

    41    Judicial Statistics,-Judicial Statistics for England and Wales for 2000 [by Command] [Cm. 5223] [Mr Michael Wills].

    42    Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance,-Report of the Law Society of Northern Ireland on Legal Aid in Northern Ireland in 1999-2000, with the Report of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Legal Aid in Northern Ireland thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 187] [Mr Michael Wills].

    43    Lord Chancellor,-Paper entitled, Towards Effective Enforcement: A single piece of bailiff law and a regulatory structure for enforcement [by Command] [Cm. 5096] [Mr Michael Wills].

    44    Museums and Galleries,-Account of the National Portrait Gallery for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 218] [Clerk of the House].

    45    National Audit,-Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on HM Customs and Excise: Losses to the Revenue from Frauds on Alcohol Duty [by Act]; to be printed [No. 178] [Clerk of the House].

    46    National Health Service (Scotland),-Summarised Accounts of the Health Boards in Scotland, NHS Trusts in Scotland, the Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service, the Health Education Board for Scotland, the State Hospitals Board for Scotland, the Scottish Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education, the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, the Clinical Standards Board for Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service Board for 1999-2000, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 217] [Clerk of the House].

    47    National Lottery,-(1) Account of the Arts Council for Wales Lottery Distribution for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 211] [Clerk of the House];

    (2) Account of the sportscotland National Lottery Fund for 2000-01 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 146] [Mrs Secretary Liddell]; and

    (3) Report and Accounts of the Heritage Lottery Fund and National Heritage Memorial Fund for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 107] [Clerk of the House].

    48    Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors,-Account of the English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 169] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    49    Pensions,-Report and Accounts of the Pensions Compensation Board for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 175] [Clerk of the House].

    50    Postal Services,-Report of the Postal Services Commission for 2000-01 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 118] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    51    Post Office,-Reports of -

    (1) the Post Office Users' National Council,

    (2) the Post Office Users' Council for Northern Ireland,

    (3) the Post Office Users' Council for Scotland, and

    (4) the Post Office Users' Council for Wales

    for 2000-01 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    52    Prisons (Northern Ireland),-Report and Accounts of the Northern Ireland Prison Service for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 124] [Mr Secretary Reid].

    53    Prosecution of Offences,-Report of the Crown Prosecution Service for 2000-01 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 138] [The Solicitor General].

    54    Public Records,-Report of the Keeper of Public Records on the work of the Public Record Office, and Accounts of the Public Record Office for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon, and the Report of the Advisory Council on Public Records for 2000-01 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 105] [Mr Michael Wills].

    55    Regional Development Agencies,-Reports and Accounts of-

    (1) Advantage West Midlands: West Midlands Regional Development Agency,

    (2) East of England Development Agency,

    (3) East Midlands Development Agency,

    (4) Northwest Development Agency,

    (5) One North East: North East of England Regional Development Agency,

    (6) SEEDA: South East of England Regional Development Agency,

    (7) South West of England Regional Development Agency, and

    (8) Yorkshire Forward: Yorkshire and Humber Regional Development Agency

    for 2000-01, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    56    Registration Service,-Marriage, divorce and adoption statistics: Review of the Registrar General on marriages, divorces and adoptions in England and Wales, 1999 [by Act] [Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer].

    57    Reserve Forces,-Change 8 to the Regulations for the Naval and Marine Reserves (BR 64) [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

    58    Science and Technology,-Reports of-

    (1) the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils,

    (2) the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council,

    (3) the Natural Environment Research Council, and

    (4) the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council

    for 2000-01 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    59    Sex Discrimination,-Report and Account of the Equal Opportunities Commission for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 90] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    60    Superannuation,-(1) Civil Service Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2001,

    (2) Civil Service Compensation Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2001, and

    (3) Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2001,

    dated 19th July 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    61    Trade and Industry,-(1) Departmental Minute, dated 18th July 2001, concerning a proposed contingent liability to cover the civil liabilities incurred by the Postal Services Commissioners in relation to their functions as Commissioners [by Command]; and

    (2) Report and Accounts of the Employment Tribunals Service for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No.11]

    [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    62    Telecommunications,-Licences granted under section 7 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to-

    (1) Broadnet UK Limited,

    (2) Carrier 1 UK Limited,

    (3) Energis Local Access Limited,

    (4) Fibreway Limited,

    (5) Isle of Wight Cable and Telephone Company Limited,

    (6) ntl Group Limited,

    (7) Universal Access UK Limited,

    (8) Verizon Global Solutions UK Limited, and

    (9) Williams Communications UK Limited

    [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    63    Trade Union and Labour Relations,-Report of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) for 2000-01 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    64    Transfer of Functions (Ministry of Pensions),-Report on War Pensions for 2000-01 [by Statutory Instrument] [Mr Secretary Darling].

    65    Transport, Local Government and the Regions Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of the-

    (1) Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency,

    (2) Maritime and Coast Guard Agency,

    (3) Planning Inspectorate Executive Agency, and

    (4) Vehicle Certification Agency

    for 2000-01, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 115, 81, 94 and 191] [Mr Secretary Byers].

    66    Treasury,-(1) Government Response and Report on: The collection of excise duties in HM Customs and Excise [by Command] [Cm. 5239] [Dawn Primarolo]; and

    (2) Paper entitled, The National Asset Register [by Command] [Cm. 5221] [Mr Andrew Smith].

    67    Treasury Executive Agencies,-Report of the National Statistics 2000-01 [by Command] [Ruth Kelly].

    68    United Nations,-(1) Afghanistan (United Nations Sanctions) (Amendment) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2557), and

    (2) Afghanistan (United Nations Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2558),

    dated 18th July 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw];

    (3) Afghanistan (United Nations Sanctions) (Channel Islands) (Amendment) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2562), and

    (4) Afghanistan (United Nations Sanctions) (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2566),

    dated 18th July 2001 [by Act] [Mr Michael Wills]; and

    (5) United Nations (International Tribunal) (Former Yugoslavia) (Amendment) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2563), dated 18th July 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    69    Utilities,-(1) Report and Accounts of the Director General for Gas and Electricity Supply: Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OFGEM) for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 78] [Ms Secretary Hewitt]; and

    (2) Resource Accounts of the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 170] [Mr Paul Boateng].

    70    Work and Pensions,-Government Response to the Third Report of the Procedure Committee, Session 2000-01, on Section 82 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 [by Command] [Cm. 5172] [Mr Secretary Darling].

    71    Work and Pensions Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of-

    (i) the Appeals Service

    (ii) the Benefits Agency

    (iii) the Child Support Agency

    (iv) the Employment Service, and

    (v) the War Pensions Agency

    for 2000-01, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 156, 153, 87, 149 and 57] [Mr Secretary Darling].

Papers withdrawn:

    72     Social Security,-Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 [laid 11th July].

APPENDIX II

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Select Committees (Election of Chairmen),-(1) The following Members reported from their respective Committees, That they had been elected Chairmen of those Committees:

CommitteeChairman
Culture, Media and SportMr Gerald Kaufman
Environment, Food and
    Rural Affairs
Mr David Curry
ProcedureMr Nicholas Winterton;

    (2) Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody reported from the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee, That she and Mr Andrew Bennett had been elected Chairmen of the Committee.

    2    Joint Committees (Election of Chairmen),-Jean Corston reported from the Committee appointed to join with a Committee of the Lords as the Joint Committee on Human Rights, That she had been elected Chairman of the Joint Committee.

    3    Statutory Instruments,-Fourth Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 135-iv] [Mr David Tredinnick].

[W.H., No. 10]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

[pursuant to the Order of 20th November 2000]

The sitting commenced at half-past Two o'clock.

    Adjournment (Youth Justice),-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Mrs Anne McGuire.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 16th October.

[Adjourned at 5.34 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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