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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 14th February 2002

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


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

    Ordered, That the Bill be further considered on Thursday 28th February.

2    Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill,-Mr Peter Pike reported from Standing Committee F, That it had gone through the Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill, and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered on Monday 25th February; and to be printed [Bill 96].

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 637].

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

    The Lords have agreed to the Football (Disorder) (Amendment) Bill, with Amendments; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

4    Football (Disorder) (Amendment) Bill,-Lords Amendments to the Football (Disorder) (Amendment) Bill to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 97].

5    Adjournment (Defence Policy),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Ivor Caplin);

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

6    Business of the House,-Ordered, That, at the sitting on 25th February, notwithstanding Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put the Questions on the Motions in the name of Mr Secretary Darling relating to the draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2002 and the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2002 not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first Motion.-(Dan Norris.)

7    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Dan Norris.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-eight minutes past Seven o'clock, adjourned till Monday 25th February, pursuant to Resolution [29th January].

[Adjourned at 7.28 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock on Monday 25th February.


Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Companies,-Companies (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 317), dated 13th February 2002 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

2    Constitutional Law,-Draft National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

3    Local Government,-Draft Audit Commission (Borrowing Limit) Order 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

4    Local Government Finance,-Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 90) [by Act]; to be printed [No. 611] [Mr Secretary Byers].

5    Social Security,-Draft Tax Credits Up-rating Order 2002 [by Act] [Dawn Primarolo].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

6    Customs and Excise,-The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Supply and Sale of Equipment) (Penalties and Licences) (Revocation) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 316), dated 12th February 2002 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

7    Electronic Communications,-Electronic Signatures Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 318), dated 13th February 2002 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

8    Local Government,-Local Government (Best Value) Performance Plans and Reviews Amendment and Specified Dates Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 305), dated 13th February 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

Other Papers:

9    Air Force (Constitution),-Amendment (No. 4) to Queen's Regulations for the Royal Air Force (Fifth Edition) [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

10    Customs and Excise,-Export of Goods (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) (Control) (Revocation) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 315), dated 12th February 2002 [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

11    National Audit,-Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Agricultural Fraud: The case of Joseph Bowden [by Act] [No. 615] [Clerk of the House].

12    Public Petitions,-Observations by the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions on the Petition [23rd January] from readers of the Liverpool Echo and of Wirral News and residents of Merseyside against the Mersey Tunnels Bill [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

13    Social Security Administration,-Report by the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council reviewing the prescription of conditions due to chemical agents in accordance with Section 171 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 [by Command] [Cm. 5395] [Mr Secretary Darling].

Papers withdrawn:

14    Draft Criminal Injuries Compensation (Northern Ireland) Order 2002 [laid 7th February].


Standing Committees

1    Draft Criminal Injuries Compensation (Northern Ireland) Order 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Crispin Blunt, Mr Desmond Browne, Mrs Helen Clark, Mrs Louise Ellman, Mr Mark Francois, Mr John Hayes, Lady Hermon, Mrs Joan Humble, Mr Andrew Hunter, Mr Kevan Jones, Mr Stephen McCabe, Rosemary McKenna, Mr Peter Mandelson, Gillian Merron, Lembit Ípik and Mr Graham Stringer from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order).

2    Draft Adjacent Waters Boundaries (Northern Ireland) Order 2002 and the draft Sea Fisheries (Northern Ireland) Order 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Dan Norris from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Orders); and nominated in substitution Mr Graham Stringer.

3    .Draft ABRO Trading Fund Order 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Paul Keetch from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Mr David Laws.


Reports from Select Committees

    Home Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee [Police Reform Bill]; to be printed [No. 612-ii] [Mr Chris Mullin].



    In pursuance of Standing Order 89 relating to Private Business (Constitution of Court of Referees on private bills) the Speaker appointed the following Members to the Court of Referees on Private Bills: Mr Peter Atkinson, Mr John Butterfill, Mr Archy Kirkwood, Linda Perham, Bridget Prentice, Mr Ernie Ross and Mr Dennis Turner.

[W.H., No. 57]

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 (Relocation following Paramilitary Intimidation-Third Report from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, Session 2000-01, and the Government's response thereto),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned-(Mr Phil Woolas);

    And the sitting having continued for three hours, it was adjourned without Question put, till Tuesday 26th February.

[Adjourned at 5.30 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker

No. 102 Votes and Proceedings: 14th February 2002

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