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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 19th April 2002

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

PRAYERS.

1    Industrial and Provident Societies Bill,-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Industrial and Provident Societies Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee.

    A Clause (Power to modify, etc. to assimilate to company law)-(Mr Gareth R. Thomas)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (Channel Islands)-(Mr Gareth R. Thomas)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (Annual fees)-(Mr Greg Knight)-brought up, and read the first time.

    Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Greg Knight, Mr John Butterfill: 10.

      Tellers for the Noes, Phil Hope, Rob Marris: 74.

    Amendments (Nos. 2, 3, 1, 4 and 5) made to the Bill.

    Title accordingly amended, as follows: A Bill to enable the law relating to societies registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965 to be amended so as to bring it into conformity with certain aspects of the law relating to companies; to amend the procedure whereby such a society may convert itself into, or amalgamate with or transfer its engagements to, a company; and for connected purposes.

    The Bill was read the third time, and passed.

2    National Heritage Bill [Lords],-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the National Heritage Bill [Lords], as amended in the Standing Committee.

    A Clause (Compensation to affected parties)-(Mr Greg Knight)-brought up, and read the first time.

    Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:-Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

    Amendment (No. 9) proposed to the Bill, in page 1, line 11, after the word 'waters', to insert the words 'and continental shelf'.-(Mr Andrew Dismore.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:-Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

    Another Amendment (No. 19) proposed to the Bill, in page 1, line 19, at the end, to add the words-

      '(4) For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this Act shall permit any activity on or near any wreck prohibited by the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986.'.-(Mr Andrew Dismore.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:-Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

    Another Amendment (No. 22) proposed to the Bill, in page 3, line 36, at the end, to insert the words-

      '(1A) The Commission shall, before exercising its powers under subsections (1)(d) and (e) above, consult and thereafter take account of any representations made by the Government, or any equivalent body to the Commission, of the country concerned.'.-(Mr Andrew Dismore.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:-Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

    The Bill was read the third time, and passed, with an Amendment.

3    Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc.) Bill,-The Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc.) Bill was, according to Order, read a second time and stood committed to a Standing Committee.

4    Housing Benefit (Withholding of Payment) Bill,-The Housing Benefit (Withholding of Payment) Bill was, according to Order, read a second time and stood committed to a Standing Committee.

5    Telecommunications Transmitters (Restrictions on Planning Applications) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Telecommunications Transmitters (Restrictions on Planning Applications) Bill;

    And it being half-past Two o'clock, the Deputy Speaker interrupted the business.

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 21st June.

6    Christmas Day Trading Bill [Lords],-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Christmas Day Trading Bill [Lords];

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 10th May.

7    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Phil Woolas.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till one minute to Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 22nd April.

[Adjourned at 2.59 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


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


APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    1    Education,-Education (Bursaries for School Teacher Training) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1137), dated 19th April 2002 [by Act] [Secretary Estelle Morris].

    2    Housing,-Housing (Right to Acquire) (Discount) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1091), dated 15th April 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

    3    Magistrates' Courts,-Magistrates' Courts (Extradition) (Amendment) Rules 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1135), dated 18th April 2002 [by Act] [Mr Michael Wills].



 
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