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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 16th April 2002

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

PRAYERS.

1    First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Joe Benton reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 (Schedule 3 Amendment) Order 2002.

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

2    Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr James Cran reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 206).

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

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

    The Lords have agreed to the Greenham and Crookham Commons Bill, with Amendments; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

4    Health (Patients' Rights) Bill,-Ordered, That the Health (Patients' Rights) Bill be read a second time on Friday 19th July.

5    Organ Donation (Presumed Consent and Safeguards) Bill,-The Order for reading the Organ Donation (Presumed Consent and Safeguards) Bill a second time on Friday 19th April was read and discharged.

    Bill to be read a second time on Friday 21st June.

6    Selective Schools (Transitional Arrangements),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish that a maximum of five per cent. of pupils can be selected, by aptitude or ability, for admission to any state secondary school; to specify the period of time in which, and the means by which, those schools currently exceeding this percentage will be required to reduce their selective intake to five per cent.; to specify the criteria for such selection and the means by which schools should conduct assessments; and for connected purposes-(Mr David Chaytor);

    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 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, Lynne Jones, Dr Stephen Ladyman: 154*.

      Tellers for the Noes, Michael Fabricant, Mr George Osborne: 112.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    Ordered, That Mr David Chaytor, Andrew Bennett, Valerie Davey, Mrs Janet Dean, Mr David Hinchliffe, Glenda Jackson, Lynne Jones, Dr Stephen Ladyman, Mr Tony Lloyd and Mr Chris Mullin do prepare and bring in the Bill.

7    Selective Schools (Transitional Arrangements) Bill,-Mr David Chaytor accordingly presented a Bill to establish that a maximum of five per cent. of pupils can be selected, by aptitude or ability, for admission to any state secondary school; to specify the period of time in which, and the means by which, those schools currently exceeding this percentage will be required to reduce their selective intake to five per cent.; to specify the criteria for such selection and the means by which schools should conduct assessments; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 19th July and to be printed [Bill 121].

8    Adjournment (The Middle East),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Graham Stringer);

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

9    Division (Numbers incorrectly reported),-*Lynne Jones, being a Teller in the Aye Lobby in the Division this day relating to Selective Schools (Transitional Arrangements), came to the Table and informed the House that the numbers voting Aye had been erroneously reported as 163, instead of 154, which was the correct number.

    Whereupon the Speaker directed the Clerk to correct the number in the Journal accordingly: Ayes 154, Noes 112.

10    Mental Health,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Mental Health Act 1983 (Remedial) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3712), dated 18th November 2001, a copy of which was laid before this House on 19th November, be approved-(Mr John Heppell):-It was agreed to.

11    Financial Services and Markets,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 682), dated 14th March 2002, a copy of which was laid before this House on 14th March, be approved-(Mr John Heppell):-It was agreed to.

12    Public Petitions,-A Public Petition from residents of the parishes of Arncott and Piddington in Oxfordshire against the proposal to build an accommodation centre for asylum seekers in Bicester was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

13    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr John Heppell.)

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

[Adjourned at 10.26 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    Education,-Government of Further Education Corporations (Revocation) (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1094), dated 15th April 2002 [by Act] [Secretary Estelle Morris].

2    Evidence,-Blood Tests (Evidence of Paternity) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002 (S.R. (N.I.), 2002, No. 150), dated 15th April 2002 [by Act] [Ms Rosie Winterton].

3    Immigration,-Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules [by Act]; to be printed [No. 735] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

4    Police,-Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Visual Recording of Interviews) (Certain Police Areas) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1069), dated 12th April 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

Other Papers:

5    Criminal Injuries Compensation,-Report and Accounts of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 722] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

6    Museums and Galleries,-Financial Statements of the Museum of London for the Year ended 31st March 2001, together with the Governors' and Auditors' Reports [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

7    National Audit,-Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on the Construction of Portcullis House, the new Parliamentary building [by Act]; to be printed [No. 750] [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 206),-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Fabian Hamilton and Mr James Wray from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Regulations); and nominated in substitution Mr David Chaytor and Rob Marris.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Genetically-modified Organisms Sub-Committee of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [Genetically-modified Organisms]; to be printed [No. 767-i] [Mr Mark Todd].

    2    International Development,-Second Report from the International Development Committee [The Effectiveness of the Reforms of European Development Assistance], 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 [Nos. 417-I and -II] [Tony Baldry].

    3    Procedure,-(1) Second Report from the Procedure Committee [Appointment of Deputy Speakers], together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed, with Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 770]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Parliamentary Questions and Electronic Tabling of Questions and Motions]; to be printed [No. 622-iv]

[Mr Nicholas Winterton].

    4    Statutory Instruments,-Twenty-fifth report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 135-xxv] [Brian White].

    5    Trade and Industry,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Trade and Industry Committee [Postcomm's proposals for opening the postal market]; to be printed [No. 769-i and -ii] [Mr Martin O'Neill].

    6    Treasury,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee [The Financial Regulation of Public Limited Companies]; to be printed [No. 758-ii] [Mr John McFall].

    7    Welsh Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Welsh Affairs Committee [Broadband Cabling in Wales]; to be printed [No. 676-iii] [Mr Martyn Jones].

[W.H., No. 72]

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,-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Mr Ian Pearson.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 1.59 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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