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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 18th October 2001

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


1    Export Control Bill,-Mr Joe Benton reported from Standing Committee B, That it had gone through the Export Control Bill, and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 32].

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 283].

2    Proceeds of Crime Bill,-Mr Secretary Blunkett, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Secretary Prescott, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Secretary Reid, Mr Secretary Murphy, Mrs Secretary Liddell and Mr Bob Ainsworth, presented a Bill to establish the Assets Recovery Agency and make provision about the appointment of its Director and his functions (including Revenue functions), to provide for confiscation orders in relation to persons who benefit from criminal conduct and for restraint orders to prohibit dealing with property, to allow the recovery of property which is or represents property obtained through unlawful conduct or which is intended to be used in unlawful conduct, to make provision about money laundering, to make provision about investigations relating to benefit from criminal conduct or to property which is or represents property obtained through unlawful conduct or to money laundering, to make provision to give effect to overseas requests and orders made where property is found or believed to be obtained through criminal conduct, 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 31].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Proceeds of Crime Bill be printed [Bill 31-EN].

3    European Communities (Finance) Bill [2nd allotted day],-The European Communities (Finance) Bill was, according to Order, read the third time, and passed.

4    Parliament,-Resolved, That the draft Ministerial and Other Salaries Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 9th July, be approved.-(Mr Stephen Twigg.)

5    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Graham Stringer.)

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

[Adjourned at 3.56 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

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


Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

    1    Terms and Conditions of Employment,-Draft Maternity and Parental Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2001 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    2    Charities,-Draft Charities (The Bridge House Estates) Order 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    3    Education,-Education (School Teachers' Pay and Conditions) (No. 7) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3435), dated 17th October 2001 [by Act] [Secretary Estelle Morris].

    4    Electricity,-(1) Central Electricity Generating Board (Dissolution) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3421), and

    (2) Electricity Council (Dissolution) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3420),

    dated 16th October 2001 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    5    Financial Services and Markets,-Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Disclosure of Confidential Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3437), dated 18th October 2001 [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].

Other Papers:

    6    Companies,-Report by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on Companies in 2000-01 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    7    National Audit,-Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Giving confidently: The role of the Charity Commission in regulating charities [by Act]; to be printed [No. 234] [Clerk of the House].

    8    National Lottery,-Report and Accounts of the New Opportunities Fund for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 222] [Clerk of the House].


Reports from Select Committees

    Public Administration,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Public Administration [The New Centre]; to be printed [No. 262-i] [Tony Wright].


    The Speaker certified that the European Communities (Finance) Bill is a Money Bill within the meaning of the Parliament Act 1911.

[W.H., No. 13]

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 (Early Years-First Report from the Education and Employment Committee, Session 2000-01),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned-(Jim Fitzpatrick);

    And the sitting having continued for three hours, it was adjourned without Question put, till Tuesday 23rd October.

[Adjourned at 5.30 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst
Deputy Speaker

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