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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 8th November 2001

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

PRAYERS.

1    Sex Discrimination (Election Candidates) Bill,-Mr David Amess reported from Standing Committee A, That it had gone through the Sex Discrimination (Election Candidates) Bill, and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 46].

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 352].

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

    Land Registration Bill [Lords],-The Lords have passed a Bill to make provision about Land Registration; and for connected purposes; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

3    Land Registration Bill [Lords],-The Land Registration Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 48].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Land Registration Bill [Lords] be printed [Bill 48-EN].

4    National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill,-Mr Secretary Milburn, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Secretary Prescott, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Robin Cook, Mr Secretary Blunkett, Mr Secretary Murphy, Mrs Secretary Liddell, Mr Secretary Reid, Mr John Hutton and Ms Hazel Blears, presented a Bill to amend the law about the National Health Service; to establish and make provision in connection with a Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health; to make provision in relation to arrangements for joint working between NHS bodies and the Prison Service, and between NHS bodies and local authorities in Wales; to make provision in connection with the regulation of health care professions; 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 47].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill be printed [Bill 47-EN].

5    Delegated Legislation,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2718), dated 25th July 2001, a copy of which was laid before this House on 1st August, be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation-(Mr Phil Woolas):-It was agreed to.

6    Delegated Legislation,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Building (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3335), dated 4th October 2001, a copy of which was laid before this House on 11th October, be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation-(Mr Phil Woolas):-It was agreed to.

7    Export Control Bill,-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Export Control Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee.

    A Clause (General restriction on purposes of control orders)-(Nigel Griffiths)-brought up, and read the first and second time.

    Amendment (a) proposed to the proposed Clause, in line 4, to leave out from the word 'order' to the end of line 6 and insert the words-

    '(a) has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament, and

    (b) provides-

      (i) for the order to expire, or

      (ii) for the provision imposing them to cease to have effect,' instead thereof.-(Mr Robert Key.)

    Question put, That the Amendment to the proposed Clause be made.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Julian Brazier, Mr Laurence Robertson: 117.

      Tellers for the Noes, Jim Fitzpatrick, Mr John Heppell: 251.

    Clause added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (Exercise of licensing power under control orders)-(Nigel Griffiths)-brought up, read the first and second time and added to the Bill.

    Amendments (Nos. 1 to 8) made to the Bill.

    Another Amendment (No. 28) proposed to the Bill, in page 5, line 27, after the word 'function;', to insert the words-

      '(bb) the time necessary to process applications;'.-(Mr Robert Key.)

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

    Other Amendments (Nos. 9 to 25) made to the Bill.

    Another Amendment (No. 39) proposed to the Bill, in page 10, line 11, at the end, to insert the words-

'Sustainable development

    E An adverse effect on the sustainable development of the country to which the goods were exported, or the technology was transferred.'.-(Dr Vincent Cable.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Andrew Stunell, Annette Brooke, 92.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Tony McNulty, Mr John Heppell, 237.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 26 and 27) made to the Bill.

    The Bill was read the third time, and passed.

8    Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Ian Pearson);

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

9    Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Ian Pearson);

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

[Adjourned at 7.30 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 Negative Resolution:

1    Council Tax,-Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating (Demand Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3554), dated 1st November 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

2    Financial Services and Markets,-(1) Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Control of Business Transfers) (Requirements on Applicants) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3625),

    (2) Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Control of Transfers of Business Done at Lloyd's) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3626),

    (3) Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Disclosure of Confidential Information) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3624), and

    (4) Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Exemption) (Amendment) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3623),

dated 7th November 2001 [by Act] [Ruth Kelly] and

    (5) Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Consequential Amendments) (Taxes) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3629), dated 8th November 2001 [by Act] [Dawn Primarolo].

3    Food,-Animals and Animal Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3590), dated 5th November 2001 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

4    Plant Health,-Potatoes Originating in Egypt (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3574), dated 4th November 2001 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

5    Road Traffic,-The Goods Vehicles (Authorisation of International Journeys) (Fees) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3606), dated 5th November 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

Other Papers:

6    Covent Garden Market,-Statement of remuneration and allowances payable to members of the Covent Garden Market Authority [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

7    Immigration,-Paper, entitled Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom 2000 [by Command] [Cm. 5315] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

8    National Audit,-Reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General on-

(1) Better Regulation: Making Good Use of Regulatory Impact Assessments, and

(2) Innovation in PFI Financing: The Treasury Building Project

[by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 329 and 328] [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft Dentists Act 1984 (Amendment) Order 2001:

    (1) The Speaker has appointed Mr Alan Hurst Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order; and

    (2) The Committee of Selection has discharged Julia Drown, Sandra Gidley and Ms Meg Munn from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Valerie Davey, Mr Alan Reid and Llew Smith.

2    Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 88) (HC 305) on Special Grant for Activities Undertaken by Beacon Councils and the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 81) (HC 276) on 2001-02 Special Grant for Gypsy Sites Refurbishment, - The Committee of Selection has discharged David Winnick from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Reports); and nominated in substitution Mr David Miliband.

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-iii] [Mr David Hinchcliffe].

    2    Home Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee [The Emergency Anti-Terrorism Bill]; to be printed [No. 351-i] [Mr Chris Mullin].

    3    Public Administration,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Public Administration [Public Service Reform]; to be printed [No. 263-ii] [Tony Wright].

[W.H., No. 22]

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 (Fourth Report from the Education and Employment Committee, Session 2000-01, HC 205, entitled Higher Education: Access, and the Sixth Report from the Education and Employment Committee, Session 2000-01, HC 124, entitled Higher Education: Student Retention),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned-(Mr Ivor Caplin);

    And the sitting having continued for three hours, it was adjourned without Question put, till Tuesday 13th November.

[Adjourned at 5.45 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker

CORRIGENDUM

    In the Votes and Proceedings of Wednesday 7th November, in Appendix I, the paper listed in item 2 should have had the title:-

    Supplement, issued by the Secretary of State under section 21 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, to the Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Animals in Designated Breeding and Supplying Establishments.



 
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