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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 11th December 2001

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

PRAYERS.

1    Deregulation and Regulatory Reform Committee,-Mr Peter Pike reported from the Deregulation and Regulatory Reform Committee the following Resolution:

    That the draft Deregulation (Disposals of Dwelling-Houses by Local Authorities) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 20th November, should be approved.

The Committee came to this Resolution without a Division.

2    Civil Defence (Grant) Bill,-Mr Win Griffiths reported from Standing Committee E, That it had gone through the Civil Defence (Grant) Bill, and made an Amendment thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 67].

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 450].

3    Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr John Cummings reported from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Variation of Stamp Duties Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3746).

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

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

    The Lords have agreed to the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill, with Amendments; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

5    Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill,-Lords Amendments to the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 68].

6    Sex Discrimination (Amendment),-Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Sex Discrimination Act 1975; to make provision with respect to discrimination concerning the provision of goods, facilities, services and access to governance by private member clubs; and to continue to permit wholly single-sex clubs and sporting events: And that Mr Robert Walter, Mr Anthony Steen, Joan Ruddock, Mr John Burnett, Mr David Curry and Derek Wyatt do prepare and bring it in.

7    Sex Discrimination (Amendment) Bill,-Mr Robert Walter accordingly presented a Bill to amend the Sex Discrimination Act 1975; to make provision with respect to discrimination concerning the provision of goods, facilities, services and access to governance by private member clubs; and to continue to permit wholly single-sex clubs and sporting events: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 15th March and to be printed [Bill 66].

8    Estimates [1st allotted day],-The House proceeded, pursuant to Resolution [26th November], to consider the Estimates appointed for consideration under Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee).

    Vote on Account, 2002-03,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That resources, not exceeding 1,489,011,000, be authorised, on account, for use during the year ending on 31st March 2003, and that a sum, not exceeding 1,488,290,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund, on account, for the year ending on 31st March 2003 for expenditure by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport-(Mr Richard Caborn);

    The Debate was concluded, and the Question necessary to dispose of the proceedings was deferred, pursuant to paragraph (4) of Standing Order No. 54 (Consideration of Estimates).

    Vote on Account, 2002-03,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That resources, not exceeding 955,500,000, be authorised, on account, for use during the year ending on 31st March 2003, and that a sum, not exceeding 993,621,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund, on account, for the year ending on 31st March 2003 for expenditure by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs-(Mr Michael Meacher);

    And it being Ten o'clock, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings, and the Question necessary to dispose of those proceedings was deferred, pursuant to paragraph (4) of Standing Order No. 54 (Consideration of Estimates).

    The Speaker, pursuant to paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 54 (Consideration of Estimates), put the deferred Questions on Vote on Account, 2002-03.

    Resolved, That resources, not exceeding 1,489,011,000, be authorised, on account, for use during the year ending on 31st March 2003, and that a sum, not exceeding 1,488,290,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund, on account, for the year ending on 31st March 2003 for expenditure by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

    Resolved, That resources, not exceeding 955,500,000, be authorised, on account, for use during the year ending on 31st March 2003, and that a sum, not exceeding 993,621,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund, on account, for the year ending on 31st March 2003 for expenditure by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

9    Estimates,-The Speaker then put the Questions required to be put, pursuant to paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 55 (Questions on voting of estimates, &c.).

Supplementary Estimates, 2001-02

    Resolved, That further resources, not exceeding 6,469,599,000, be authorised for use for defence and civil services for the year ending on 31st March 2002, and that a further sum, not exceeding 7,238,134,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to meet the cost of defence and civil services for the year ending on 31st March 2002, as set out in House of Commons Paper No. 391.

Estimates, 2002-03 (Vote on Account)

    Resolved, That further resources, not exceeding 122,901,958,000, be authorised, on account, for use for defence and civil services for the year ending 31st March 2003, and that a sum, not exceeding 122,332,660,000 be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund, on account, to meet the costs of defence and civil services for the year ending on 31st March 2003, as set out in House of Commons Papers Nos. 392, 393, 394 and 395.

    Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the foregoing Resolutions relating to Supplementary Estimates and Vote on Account: And that the Chairman of Ways and Means, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Andrew Smith, Dawn Primarolo, Mr Paul Boateng and Ruth Kelly do prepare and bring it in.

10    Consolidated Fund Bill,-Mr Paul Boateng accordingly presented a Bill to authorise the use of resources for the service of the years ending on 31st March 2002 and 2003 and to apply certain sums out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the years ending on 31st March 2002 and 2003.

    And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 65].

11    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 Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Highway Functions) (England) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 21st November, be approved-(Mr Nick Ainger):-It was agreed to.

12    Highways,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Street Works (Charges for Occupation of the Highway) (England) Regulations 2001, which were laid before this House on 21st November, be approved-(Mr Nick Ainger):-It was agreed to.

13    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 Social Security (Loss of Benefit) Regulations 2001, which were laid before this House on 22nd November, be approved-(Mr Nick Ainger):-It was agreed to.

14    Section 5 of the European Communities Amendment Act 1993,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Order [3rd December] and Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That this House takes note with approval of the Government's assessment as set out in the Pre-Budget Report 2001 for the purposes of section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993-(Mr Nick Ainger)-It was agreed to.

15    European Arrest Warrant and the Surrender Procedures between Member States,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119 (European Standing Committees), That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 13425/01, Draft Council Framework Decision on the European Arrest Warrant and the Surrender Procedures between the Member States; and supports the Government's active participation in the debate on the draft Framework Decision and the Government's intention to ensure that extradition within the European Union takes place on the basis of the principles of mutual recognition-(Mr Nick Ainger);

    And the Speaker's opinion as to the decision of the Question being challenged, the Division was deferred till to-morrow, pursuant to Order [28th June].

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

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

[Adjourned at 10.32 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 Negative Resolution:

1    Agriculture,-Environmental Impact Assessment (Uncultivated Land and Semi-natural Areas) (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3966), dated 10th December 2001 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

2    Animals,-The BSE Monitoring (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3960), dated 10th December 2001 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

3    Betting, Gaming and Lotteries,-(1) Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3971), and

(2) Gaming Machines (Maximum Prizes) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3970),

dated 8th December 2001 [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

4    Cultural Objects,-Return of Cultural Objects (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3972), dated 10th December 2001 [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

5    Disabled Persons,-(1) Rail Vehicle Accessibility (C2C Class 357/0 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3955),

    (2) Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Croydon Tramlink Class CR4000 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3952),

    (3) Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Gatwick Express Class 460 Vehicles) Exemption (Amendment) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3954), and

    (4) Rail Vehicle Accessibility (ScotRail Class 170/4 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3953),

    dated 10th December 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

6    Income Tax,-(1) Friendly Societies (Modification of the Corporation Tax Acts) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3975),

    (2) Friendly Societies (Provisional Repayments for Exempt Business) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3973), and

    (3) Individual Savings Account (Insurance Companies) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3974),

dated 11th December 2001 [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].

7    Local Government,-Local Authorities (Arrangements for the Discharge of Functions) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3961), dated 11th December 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

8    Medicines,-Medicines (Pharmacies) (Applications for Registration and Fees) Amendment Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3964), dated 6th December 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

9    National Health Service,-National Health Service (General Dental Services) Amendment (No. 7) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3963), dated 10th December 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

10    Police,-Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Consequential Amendments) (Police Ranks) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3888), dated 4th December 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

11    Sea Fisheries,-Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Satellite Monitoring Measures) Order 2000 Amendment Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3912), dated 19th November 2001 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

Other Papers:

12    Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors,-Account of the National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Scotland for 2000-01 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 404] [Mrs Secretary Liddell].

13    Sport,-Report and Summary Accounts of UK Sport for 2000-01 [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

14    Transport, Local Government and the Regions,-Paper entitled, Strong Local Leadership-Quality Public Services [by Command] [Cm. 5327] [Mr Secretary Byers].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Land Registration Bill [Lords],-The Committee of Selection has discharged Rob Marris from Standing Committee D (nominated in respect of the Bill); and nominated in substitution Chris Mole.

2    Variation of Stamp Duties Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3746),-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr David Clelland and Paul Flynn from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Regulations); and nominated in substitution Dr Brian Iddon and Jim Knight.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Deregulation and Regulatory Reform,-Third Report from the Deregulation and Regulatory Reform Committee [The Draft Deregulation (Disposals of Dwelling-Houses by Local Authorities) Order 2001]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 449] [Mr Peter Pike].

    2    Foreign Affairs,-Second Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee [British-US Relations], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 327] [Mr Donald Anderson].

    3    Home Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee [The Government's Drugs Policy: Is it Working?] [No. 318-v] [Mr Chris Mullin].

    4    Modernisation of the House of Commons,-Memorandum laid before the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons [Modernisation of the House of Commons: A Reform Programme for Consultation]; to be printed [No. 440] [Mr Robin Cook].

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

    6    Trade and Industry,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Trade and Industry Committee [Consignia]; to be printed [No. 453-i] [Mr Martin O'Neill].

    7    Treasury,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee [2001 Pre-Budget Report]; to be printed [No. 430-iii] [Mr John McFall].

    8    Welsh Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Welsh Affairs Committee [Farming and food prices in Wales]; to be printed [No. 427-ii] [Mr Martyn Jones].

[W.H., No. 35]

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 Tony McNulty);

    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



 
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