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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 14th March 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 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 21st March.

2    Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr David Amess reported from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Disabled Facilities Grants and Home Repair Assistance (Maximum Amounts) (Amendment No. 2) (England) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 4036).

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

3    Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Nigel Beard reported from the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Social Security Administration Act 1992 (Amendment) Order 2002.

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

4    Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Miss Anne Begg reported from the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Electricity and Gas (Determination of Turnover for Penalties) Order 2002.

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

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

    Consolidation Bills,-The Lords communicate that they have appointed a Committee of twelve Lords to join with a Committee of the Commons as the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills; that they have ordered that the Committee have the power to agree with the Committee of the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman, and that the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee from time to time be printed and, if the Committee think fit, be delivered out; and they propose that the Joint Committee do meet on Tuesday 30th April at half-past Four o'clock.

6    Health (Patients' Rights) Bill,-The Order for reading the Health (Patients' Rights) Bill a second time tomorrow was read and discharged.

7    Adjournment (Women and Equality),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Jim Fitzpatrick);

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

8    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Ian Pearson.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-nine minutes past Seven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 7.29 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    Financial Services and Markets,-Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 682), dated 14th March 2002 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ruth Kelly].

2    Supreme Court of England and Wales,-Draft Court of Appeal (Appeals from Proscribed Organisations Appeal Commission) Rules 2002 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Rosie Winterton].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3    Agriculture,-Common Agricultural Policy Support Schemes (Appeals) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 646), dated 11th March 2002 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

4    Pensions,-Personal Injuries (Civilians) Amendment Scheme 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 672), dated 11th March 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

5    Trade Marks,-Trade Marks (International Registration) (Amendment) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 692), dated 14th March 2002 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

6    Universities of Oxford and Cambridge,-Statute, dated 11th December 2001, made by the University of Oxford, amending the Statutes of the University [by Act] [Mr Robin Cook].

Other Papers:

7    Building Societies,-Accounts of the Building Societies Commission for the eight months ending 30th November 2001, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 694] [Clerk of the House].

8    Competition Commission,-Report on the supply of banking services by clearing banks to small and medium-sized enterprises within the UK [by Command] [Cm. 5319] [Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer].

9    Friendly Societies,-Accounts of the Friendly Societies Commission for the eight months ending 30th November 2001, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 695] [Clerk of the House].

10    Merchant Shipping,-Report by the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions of exemptions granted under section 294 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 during the period 1st January to 31st December 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

11    Museums and Galleries,-Report and Financial Statements of the Greater Manchester Museum of Science and Industry Trust for 2000-01 [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

12    Pensions,-Pensions (Polish Forces) Scheme (Extension) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 671), dated 11th March 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

13    Reserve Forces,-Report under section 56(7) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 on the making of a call-out order under section 56(1) of that Act [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 95) (House of Commons Paper No. 670), on 2001-02 Special Grant for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Piara S. Khabra from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Report); and nominated in substitution David Wright.

2    Companies (Competent Authority) (Fees) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 502), draft Companies (Particulars of Usual Residential Address) (Confidentiality Orders) Regulations 2002, Limited Liability Partnership (Competent Authority) (Fees) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 503), draft Limited Liability Partnerships (No. 2) Regulations 2002, draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Particulars of Usual Residential Address) (Confidentiality Orders) Regulations 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Ian Pearson from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Regulations and draft Regulations); and nominated in substitution Dan Norris.

3    Draft Social Security Administration Act 1992 (Amendment) Order 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Eric Martlew from the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Phil Sawford.

4    Draft Electricity and Gas (Determination of Turnover for Penalties) Order 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Miss Anne Begg and Mr Mark Lazarowicz from the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Mr Malcolm Savidge and Mr John Smith.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Liaison,-Second Report from the Liaison Committee [Select Committees: Modernisation Proposals]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 692] [Mr Alan Williams].

    2    Public Administration,-(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Public Administration [Public Appointments and Patronage]; to be printed [No. 686-ii]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Government Information and Communication]; to be printed [No. 303-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 David Taylor to serve, for the duration of the present Parliament, upon the Ecclesiastical Committee in the place of Mr David Lammy.

[W.H., No. 66]

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 (Government policy on health and safety at work),-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 19th March.

[Adjourned at 5.30 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker

CORRIGENDUM

In the Votes and Proceedings of Wednesday 13th March, in Appendix III, item 2 (Education and Skills) should have read as follows:

    Education and Skills,-(1) Second Special Report from the Education and Skills Committee [Government's and OFSTED's response to the First Report from the Committee, Session 2001-02, on the Work of OFSTED]; to be printed [No. 688]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Skills Committee [Standards and Quality in Education: The Annual Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools for 2000-01]; to be printed [No. 699-i].

    [Mr Barry Sheerman].



 
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