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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 22nd October 2001

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

PRAYERS.

1    Private Bills [Lords] (No Standing Order not previously inquired into applicable),-The Speaker laid upon the Table a Report from one of the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills, That, in the case of the following Bills, originating in the Lords and referred after the First Reading thereof, no Standing Order not previously inquired into is applicable thereto, viz.:

    Barclays Bank Reorganisation Bill [Lords]

    National Australia Group Europe Bill [Lords].

    Bills to be read a second time.

2    Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Alan Hurst reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Drug Abstinence Order (Responsible Officer) (No. 2) Order 2001.

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.

3    Homelessness Bill,-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Homelessness Bill, not amended in the Standing Committee.

    A Clause (Rough sleepers)-(Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown)-brought up, and read the first time.

    Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:-Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

    Another Clause (Accommodation during reviews of homelessness decisions)-(Mr Don Foster)-brought up, and read the first time.

    Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:-Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

    Another Clause (Co-operation between registered social landlords and local housing authorities)-(Mr Don Foster)-brought up, and read the first time.

    Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:-Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

    Amendment (No. 1) proposed to the Bill, in page 1, line 3, after the word 'authority")', to insert the words 'and its strategic partners, to include registered social landlords and housing co-operatives, landlords of houses in multiple occupation registered with the authority under the Housing Act 1996, members of landlords' forums, and voluntary organisations and other relevant bodies ("strategic partners")'.-(Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:-Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

    Amendments (Nos. 22 to 25) made to the Bill.

    The Bill was read the third time, and passed.

4    Social Security,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2001, which were laid before this House on 19th July, be approved-(Mr Nick Ainger):-It was agreed to.

5    Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Nick Ainger);

    And the Motion having been made at Ten o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Speaker adjourned the House, without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 10.30 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    Companies,-Draft Uncertificated Securities Regulations 2001 [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Animals,-(1) Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Export of Vehicles) (Disinfection of Tyres) (No. 2) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3452) and

    (2) Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (No. 10) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3451),

    dated 22nd October [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

3    Disabled Persons,-Rail Vehicle Accessibility (North Western Trains Class 175/0 and Class 175/1 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3434), dated 22nd October 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

4    Education,-(1) Education (City Academies) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3445), dated 19th October 2001, and

    (2) Education (School Performance Information) (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3446), dated 22nd October 2001,

    [by Act] [Secretary Estelle Morris].

5    Food,-Colours in Food (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3442), dated 17th October 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

6    National Assistance Services,-National Assistance (Residential Accommodation) (Additional Payments and Assessment of Resources) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3441), dated 19th October 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

Other Papers:

7    Culture, Media and Sport,-Government Response to the Third Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Session 2000-01, on Staging International Sporting Events [by Command] [Cm. 5288] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

8    Government Trading Fund,-Accounts of the Medicines Control Agency for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 229] [Clerk of the House].

9    Law Commission,-Report of the Law Commission on Eighth Programme of Law Reform [by Act]; to be printed [No. 227] [Mr Michael Wills].

10    School Standards and Framework,-Accounts of the-

    (1) CFBT/Lambeth Education Action Zone,

    (2) Easington and Seaham Education Action Zone,

    (3) Halifax Education Action Zone,

    (4) Middlesbrough Education Action Zone,

    (5) Newham Education Action Zone,

    (6) Nottingham Education Action Zone,

    (7) Southend Education Action Zone,

    (8) Thetford Education Action Zone, and

    (9) Wednesbury Education Action Zone

    for 1999-2000, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 258, 277, 259, 256, 257, 279, 261, 260 and 278] [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    Draft Drug Abstinence Order (Responsible Officer) (No. 2) Order 2001,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Dr Brian Iddon and Mr David Kidney from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Dr Hywel Francis and Mr Khalid Mahmood.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Public Accounts,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts [Income Tax Self Assessment]; to be printed [No 296-i] [Mr Edward Leigh].

    2    Select Committees (Election of Chairmen),-Mr Michael Fabricant reported from the Information Committee, That he had been elected Chairman of the Committee.

    3    Work and Pensions,-First Special Report from the Work and Pensions Committee [Government Response to the Second Report from the Social Security Committee, Session 2000-01, on Integrated Child Credit]; to be printed [No. 292] [Mr Archy Kirkwood].



 
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