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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 24th January 2002

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

PRAYERS.

1    City of London (Ward Elections) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for consideration of the City of London (Ward Elections) Bill, as amended by the Chairman of Ways and Means;

    Ordered, That the Bill be considered on Monday 28th January at Seven o'clock.

2    Tax Credits Bill,-Mr Nigel Beard reported from Standing Committee A, That it had gone through the Tax Credits Bill, and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 90].

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 578].

3    Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [Lords],-Mr Alan Hurst reported from Standing Committee D, That it had agreed to the following Resolution in respect of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [Lords]:

    That the Standing Committee recommends that two days be allotted for consideration and Third Reading of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [Lords].

    Report, together with Resolution, to lie upon the Table.

4    Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [Lords],-Mr Alan Hurst reported from Standing Committee D, That it had gone through the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [Lords], and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 89].

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 575].

5    Employment Bill,-Mr David Amess reported from Standing Committee F, That it had gone through the Employment Bill, and made Amendments thereunto, and had amended the Title as follows:

    A Bill to make provision for statutory rights to paternity and adoption leave and pay; to amend the law relating to statutory maternity leave and pay; to amend the Employment Tribunals Act 1996; to make provision for the use of statutory procedures in relation to employment disputes; to amend the law relating to particulars of employment; to make provision about compromise agreements; to make provision for questionnaires in relation to equal pay; to make provision in connection with trade union learning representatives; to amend section 110 of the Employment Rights Act 1996; to make provision about fixed-term work; to make provision about flexible working; to amend the law relating to maternity allowance; to make provision for work-focused interviews for partners of benefit claimants; to make provision about the use of information for, or relating to, employment and training; and for connected purposes.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 86].

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 562].

6    Education Bill,-Mr Peter Pike reported from Standing Committee G, that it had gone through the Education Bill, and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 87].

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 576].

7    Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Miss Ann Widdecombe reported from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2002.

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

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

    Human Rights (Joint Committee),-The Lords communicate that they have made the following Amendment to the Order of 3rd July 2001 relating to the appointment of a Joint Committee on Human Rights-

      Leave out the words 'within the United Kingdom, and to institutions of the Council of Europe outside the United Kingdom no more than four times in any calendar year'.

    The Lords have agreed to the Homelessness Bill with Amendments, to which they desire the agreement of the Commons.

    The Lords have agreed without Amendment to the Amendment made by the Commons to the International Development Bill [Lords].

9    Homelessness Bill,-Lords Amendments to the Homelessness Bill to be considered to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 88].

10    Public Accounts,-Resolved, That this House takes note of the 38th to 47th Reports of the Committee of Public Accounts of Session 1999-2000, of the 1st to 16th Reports of Session 2000-01, and of the Treasury Minutes on these Reports (Cm. 5021, 5071, 5078, 5127, 5201 and 5261).-(Mr Edward Leigh.)

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

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till seventeen minutes past Six o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 6.17 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 Affirmative Resolution:

1    Deregulation,-Draft Deregulation (Restaurant Licensing Hours) Order 2002, together with a statement by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Social Security,-Social Fund Maternity and Funeral Expenses (General) Amendment Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 79), dated 16th January 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

3    Supreme Court (Northern Ireland),-Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) 2002 (S.R. (N.I.), 2002, No. 15), dated 22nd January 2002 [by Act] [Ms Rosie Winterton].

Other Papers:

4    Appropriation Accounts, 2000-01,-Appropriation Accounts of the sums granted by Parliament for Class XIII (Scotland) for 2000-01 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 335-XIII] [Mr Paul Boateng].

5    United Nations,-(1) Al-Qa'ida and Taliban (United Nations Measures) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 111), and

    (2) Al-Qa'ida and Taliban (United Nations Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 112),

    dated 23rd January 2002 [by Act] [Mr Robin Cook].

Papers withdrawn:

6    Deregulation,-Draft Deregulation (Correction of Birth and Death Entries in Registers or Other Records) Order 2002 [laid 9th January].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Peter Pike and Derek Conway Chairmen of Standing Committee F in respect of the Bill.

2    Immigration and Asylum Appeals (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 4014),-The Speaker has appointed Mrs Irene Adams Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Rules.

3    Draft Air Navigation (Environmental Standards) Order 2002:

    (1) The Speaker has appointed Mr Bill Olner Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order; and

    (2) The Committee of Selection has discharged Mrs Louise Ellman from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Mr Alan Simpson.

4    Draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 2002 and the draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Board) Order 2002,-The Speaker has appointed Mr James Cran Chairman of the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Orders.

5    National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 4043),-The Speaker has appointed Mr Nicholas Winterton Chairman of the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Regulations.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    Public Administration,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Public Administration [House of Lords Reform]; to be printed [No. 494-iii] [Tony Wright].

ECCLESIASTICAL COMMITTEE

In pursuance of section 2(2) of the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919 the Speaker has nominated Mr Nigel Beard, Mr Stuart Bell, Peter Bottomley, Sir Sydney Chapman, Sir Patrick Cormack, Mr David Drew, Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody, Mr Frank Field, Mr Derek Foster, Mr John Gummer, Simon Hughes, Mr David Lammy, Mr Gordon Marsden, Mr Peter Pike and Steve Webb to serve, for the duration of the present Parliament, upon the Ecclesiastical Committee.

[W.H., No. 48]

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 (Walking in towns and cities-Eleventh Report from the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee, Session 2000-01, and the Government's response thereto),-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Mr Nick Ainger.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 29th January.

[Adjourned at 5.27 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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