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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 19th December 2001

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

PRAYERS.

1    English National Stadium Review Interim Report,-Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House a Return of the Interim Report made by Mr Patrick Carter in December 2001 in respect of the English National Stadium Review.-(Mr Richard Caborn.)

2    Treason Felony, Act of Settlement and Parliamentary Oath,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend section 3 of the Treason Felony Act 1848 in order to establish that it is no longer an offence to express an opinion in favour of republicanism or advocating the abolition of the monarchy; to amend the Act of Settlement to provide that persons in communion with the Roman Catholic church are able to succeed to the Crown; to amend the law relating to the parliamentary oath; and for connected purposes-(Mr Kevin McNamara);

    And the Motion being opposed, after a brief explanatory statement from the Member who made the Motion and from a Member who opposed it, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Standing Order No. 23 (Motions for leave to bring in bills and nomination of select committees at commencement of public business).

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Jeremy Corbyn, Mr Malcolm Savidge: 170.

      Tellers for the Noes, The Reverend Ian Paisley, Mr Gerald Howarth: 32.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    Ordered, That Mr Kevin McNamara, Ann Clwyd, Mr Edward O'Hara, Paul Flynn, Mr Malcolm Savidge, Jeremy Corbyn, Mr Alex Salmond, Alice Mahon, Andrew Mackinlay, Kevin Brennan and John Austin do prepare and bring in the Bill.

3    Treason Felony, Act of Settlement and Parliamentary Oath Bill,-Mr Kevin McNamara accordingly presented a Bill to amend section 3 of the Treason Felony Act 1848 in order to establish that it is no longer an offence to express an opinion in favour of republicanism or advocating the abolition of the monarchy; to amend the Act of Settlement to provide that persons in communion with the Roman Catholic church are able to succeed to the Crown; to amend the law relating to the parliamentary oath; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 11th January and to be printed [Bill 77].

4    Deregulation,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 18 (Consideration of draft deregulation, etc., orders), That the draft Deregulation (Disposals of Dwelling-houses by Local Authorities) Order 2001, which was laid before this House on 28th November, be approved-(Mr Tony McNulty):-It was agreed to.

5     Extradition,-Resolved, That the draft European Union Extradition Regulations 2002, which were laid before this House on 17th December, be approved.-(Mr Keith Bradley.)

6    Adjournment (Matters to be considered before the forthcoming adjournment),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mrs Anne McGuire);

    The Motion was, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

7    Public Petitions,-A Public Petition from Henry Baker and others for a graduated licensing system for young drivers was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

8    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Ivor Caplin.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till half-past Ten o'clock, adjourned till Tuesday 8th January, pursuant to Resolution [3rd December].

[Adjourned at 10.30 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock on Tuesday 8th January.


    APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Local Government,-Draft Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

2    Postal Services,-Draft Postal Services Act 2000 (Modification of Section 7) Order 2002 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3    Betting, Gaming and Lotteries,-(1) Amusements with Prizes (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 4034), and

    (2) Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) (No. 2) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 4035),

    dated 18th December 2001 [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

4    Income Tax,-Referrals to the Special Commissioners Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 4024), dated 12th December 2001 [by Act] [Ms Rosie Winterton].

5    National Health Service,-(1) National Health Service Trusts (Membership and Procedure) Amendment (No. 3) (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 4031), dated 17th December 2001, and

    (2) Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Amendment Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 4030), dated 18th December 2001

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

6    Social Security,-Social Security Contributions (Decisions and Appeals) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 4023), dated 13th December 2001 [by Act] [Ms Rosie Winterton].

Other Papers:

7    Appropriation Accounts,-Appropriation Accounts of the sums granted by Parliament for 2000-01 for Class XIV (Wales), with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 335-XIV] [Mr Paul Boateng].

8    English National Stadium Review,-Return to an Address to Her Majesty for a Return of the Interim Report made by Mr Patrick Carter in December 2001 in respect of the English National Stadium Review [pursuant to Resolution this day]; to be printed [No. 479] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

9    Health,-Department of Health Minute, dated 17th December 2001, concerning a contingent liability consequent upon indemnification for any legal action against members of an independent review into paediatric services at the Medway Maritime Hospital [by Command] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

10    Human Rights,-Human Rights Act 1998 (Amendment No. 2) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 4032), dated 19th December 2001 [by Act] [Mr Michael Wills].

11    National Health Service,-Accounts of the Public Health Laboratory Service Board for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 480] [Clerk of the House].

12    National Loans,-(1) Accounts of the Consolidated Fund and National Loans Fund for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 477] [Clerk of the House];

    (2) Supplementary Statements of Accounts of the Consolidated Fund and National Loans Fund for 2000-01 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 381] [Mr Paul Boateng]; and

    (3) Report and Accounts of the Debt Management Account for 15th November 1999 to 31st March 2001, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 271] [Ruth Kelly].

13    Railways,-Statement of policy on the Secretary of State's use of his power to make directions under Section 26 of the Railways Act 1993 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

14    Supreme Court of England and Wales,-Civil Courts (Amendment) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 4025), dated 17th December 2001 [by Act] [Mr Michael Wills].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    Copyright, etc. and Trade Marks (Offences and Enforcement) Bill, - The Committee of Selection has discharged Miss Melanie Johnson from Standing Committee C (nominated in respect of the Bill); and nominated in substitution Nigel Griffiths.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Defence,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Defence Committee [European Security and Defence]; to be printed [No. 487-i] [Mr Bruce George].

    2    Modernisation of the House of Commons,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons [Select Committees]; to be printed [No.224-iii] [Mr Robin Cook].

    3    Science and Technology,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Science and Technology Committee [Government Policy on Science and Technology]; to be printed [No. 459-i] [Dr Ian Gibson].

    4    Transport, Local Government and the Regions,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Transport Sub-Committee of the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee [Air Transport Industry]; to be printed [No. 484-i] [Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody].

[W.H., No. 39]

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-(Mrs Anne McGuire);

        And it being Two o'clock, the sitting was adjourned without Question put, till Tuesday 8th January.

[Adjourned at 2 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst   
Deputy Speaker    



 
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