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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 29th October 2001

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

PRAYERS.

1    First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mrs Marion Roe reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Registered Designs Regulations 2001.

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

2    Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Bill Olner reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions) Order 2001.

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

3    Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Mike Hancock reported from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce (Abolition) Regulations 2001 and the draft National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 2001.

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

4    Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Edward O'Hara reported from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Technical Advisory Board) Order 2001.

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

5    Adoption and Children Bill,-The Adoption and Children Bill was, according to Order, read a second time.

6     Adoption and Children Bill (Programme),-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Order [28th June], That the following provisions shall apply to the Adoption and Children Bill:

Committal

    1. The Bill shall be committed to a Special Standing Committee.

Programming of proceedings

    2. All proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) shall be programmed.

Proceedings in Special Standing Committee

    3.-(1) Proceedings in the Special Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 17th January 2002.

    (2) Standing Order No. 91(1) (Special standing committees) shall apply with the omission of the word "morning".

Consideration and Third Reading

    4.-(1) Proceedings on consideration and Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock on the day on which those proceedings are commenced or, if that day is a Thursday, at Seven o'clock on that day.

    (2) Sessional Order B (Programming committees) made by the House on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading-(Mr Gerry Sutcliffe);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Fraser Kemp, Dan Norris: 317.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr John Randall, Mr Julian Brazier: 70.

    So the Question was agreed to.

7    Adoption and Children Bill [Money],-Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Adoption and Children Bill [Money];

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Adoption and Children Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of-

    (a) any expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown by virtue of the Act; and

    (b) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other enactment-(Mrs Anne McGuire):-It was agreed to.

8    Contracting Out,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Contracting Out of Functions (Tribunal Staff) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 28th June, be approved-(Mrs Anne McGuire):-It was agreed to.

9    Local Government Finance,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 87) (House of Commons Paper No. 220), on 2001-2002 Special Grant for Local Authority E-Government Pathfinders, which was laid before this House on 19th July, be approved-(Mrs Anne McGuire):-It was agreed to.

10    London Government,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Greater London Authority (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 4th October, be approved-(Mrs Anne McGuire):-It was agreed to.

11    Defence,-Ordered, That Dr Julian Lewis be discharged from the Defence Committee and Mr James Cran be added to the Committee.-(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

12    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,-Ordered, That Mr Stephen O'Brien be discharged from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and Mrs Gillian Shephard be added to the Committee.-(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

13    Trade and Industry,-Ordered, That Mr John Whittingdale be discharged from the Trade and Industry Committee and Mr Andrew Lansley be added to the Committee.-(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

14    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mrs Anne McGuire.)

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

[Adjourned at 10.44 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    Local Government Finance,-Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 81) on 2001/2002 Special Grant for Gypsy Sites Refurbishment [by Act]; to be printed [No. 276] [Mr Secretary Byers].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Social Security,-Social Security Amendment (Capital Disregards) (No. 2) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3481), dated 23rd October 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

Other Papers:

3    Defence Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of the Defence Transport and Movements Agency for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 231] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

4    Health,-Department of Health Minute, concerning a contingent liability consequent upon indemnification for members of the Independent Review into issues arising from the treatment of and standards of care provided to Caroline Bacon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

5    Public Petitions,-Observations by the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions on the Petition [17th October] from residents of and visitors to Canvey Island, Essex, against the proposed building of a Southern By-pass Road connecting Roscommon Way to Western Esplanade [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

    APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions) Order 2001,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Chris Ruane, David Winnick and Derek Wyatt from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Mr David Borrow, Jane Griffiths and Gillian Merron.

2    Draft Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Amendment of Enactment) Order 2001,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Brian Jenkins from the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Mr David Clelland.

3    Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Specified Organisations) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001, No. 3411),-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Bill Etherington from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Order); and nominated in substitution David Cairns.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Health,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [The Role of the Private Sector in the NHS]; to be printed [No. 308-ii] [Mr David Hinchliffe].

    2    Human Rights,-First Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights [Homelessness Bill], together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings relating to the Report [No. 314] [Jean Corston].



 
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