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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 16th October 2001

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

PRAYERS.

1    Death of a Member,-The Speaker made the following communication to the House:

    I regret to have to report to the House the death of Mr Jamie Charles Cann, Member for Ipswich. I am sure that Members on all sides of the House will join me in mourning the loss of a colleague and in extending our sympathy to the honourable Member's family and friends.

2    Equitable Life Assurance Society,-Ordered, That there be laid before this House a Return of the Report of the Financial Services Authority on the review of the regulation of the Equitable Life Assurance Society from 1st January 1999 to 8th December 2000, which Her Majesty's Government is submitting as evidence to the inquiry conducted by Lord Penrose.-(Jim Fitzpatrick.)

3    Adjournment (Coalition against International Terrorism),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Jim Fitzpatrick);

    And it being Ten o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.

4    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Nick Ainger.)

    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
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    Agriculture,-Draft Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce (Abolition) Regulations 2001 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

    2    Constitutional Law,-Draft National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

    3    Northern Ireland,-(1) Draft Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Amendment of Enactment) Order 2001; and

    (2) draft Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions) Order 2001

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

Other Papers:

    4    Equitable Life Assurance Society,-Report of the Financial Services Authority on the review of the regulation of the Equitable Life Assurance Society from 1st January 1999 to 8th December 2000, which Her Majesty's Government is submitting as evidence to the inquiry conducted by Lord Penrose [pursuant to Order this day]; to be printed [No. 244] [Ruth Kelly].

    5    Health,-Departmental Minute, dated 15th October 2001, concerning a proposed contingent liability in relation to any legal action against the Chair and members of the independent inquiry team into matters raised by Mr M. Al-Fallouji [by Command] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    6    International Development,-Government Response to the Fourth Report from the International Development Committee, Session 2000-01, on Corruption [by Command] [Cm. 5280] [Secretary Clare Short].

    7    Police (Northern Ireland),-Report of the Office of the Oversight Commissioner for 2001 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 241] [Mr Secretary Reid].

    8    Treaty Series (No. 48, 2001),-European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, done at Strasbourg on 5th November 1992 [by Command] [Cm. 5269] [Mr Secretary Straw].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Export Control Bill (Programming Sub-Committee),-The Speaker has appointed Mr Charles Hendry and Mr Robert Key members of the Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee B in respect of the Bill, in place of Mr James Gray and Mr Richard Page.

    2    Electoral Fraud (Northern Ireland) Bill (Programming Sub-Committee),-The Speaker has appointed Mr Crispin Blunt and Mr John Hayes members of the Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee D in respect of the Bill, in place of Mr James Cran and Mr John Taylor.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Culture, Media and Sport,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [Picketts Lock]; to be printed [No. 264-i] [Mr Gerald Kaufman].

    2    Deregulation and Regulatory Reform,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Deregulation and Regulatory Reform Committee [Proposal for the Regulatory Reform (Special Occasions Licensing Order 2001]; to be printed [No. 265-i] [Mr Peter L. Pike].

    3    Home Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee [The Work of the Lord Chancellor's Department]; to be printed [No. 269] [Mr Chris Mullin].

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

    5    Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee,-(1) Memoranda laid before the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee [Empty Homes]; to be printed [No. 240-II], and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Urban Affairs Sub-Committee of the Committee [PPG 17: Sport, Open Space and Recreation]; to be printed [No. 238-i]

    [Mr Andrew F. Bennett].

    6    Treasury,-(1) Third Special Report from the Treasury Committee [Government Response to the Eighth Report from the Committee (Session 2000-01) on The Royal Mint]; to be printed [No. 266];

    (2) Fourth Special Report from the Committee [Government Response to the Seventh Report from the Committee (Session 2000-01) on the Government Actuary's Department]; to be printed [No. 267]; and

    (3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Financial Services Authority]; to be printed [No. 268-i]

    [Mr John McFall].

    7    Welsh Affairs,-First Special Report from the Welsh Affairs Committee [The Government's Response to the First Report from the Committee (Session 2000-01), Wales in the World: the Role of the UK Government in promoting Wales abroad]; to be printed [No. 270] [Mr Martyn Jones].

[W.H., No. 11]

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 Ian Pearson);

    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

CORRIGENDUM

In the Votes and Proceedings of 15th October, in Appendix I, the paper listed in item 3 should have had the title Fishing Vessels (Decommissioning) Scheme 2001.



 
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