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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 16th May 2002

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

PRAYERS.

1    London Development Agency Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the London Development Agency Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday 23rd May.

2    Liaison,-Mr Alan Williams reported, pursuant to Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee), That the Liaison Committee had directed him to report the following recommendation for the allocation of time for the consideration of Estimates on an allotted day (being the third allotted day in the present Session):

    That a day not later than 5th August be allotted for the consideration of the following Estimates for the financial year 2002-03:

      Department for Education and Skills, in so far as the Estimate relates to Individual Learning Accounts;

      Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, in so far as the Estimate relates to the Public-Private Partnership for London Underground.

    Report to lie upon the Table.

3    Enterprise Bill,-Derek Conway reported from Standing Committee B, That it had gone through the Enterprise Bill, and made Amendments thereunto, and had amended the Title as follows:

    A Bill to establish and provide for the functions of the Office of Fair Trading, the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the Competition Service; to make provision about mergers and market structures and conduct; to amend the constitution and functions of the Competition Commission; to create an offence for those entering into certain anti-competitive agreements; to provide for the disqualification of directors of companies engaging in certain anti-competitive practices; to make other provision about competition law; to amend the law relating to the protection of the collective interests of consumers; to make further provision about the disclosure of information obtained under competition and consumer legislation; to amend the Insolvency Act 1986 and make other provision about insolvency; and for connected purposes.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 138].

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 863].

4    Adoption and Children Bill (Programme) (No. 4),-Ordered, That the Orders of 29th October 2001 (Adoption and Children Bill (Programme)), 23rd January 2002 (Adoption and Children Bill (Programme (No. 2)) and 20th March 2002 (Adoption and Children Bill (Programme) (No. 3)) shall be amended by substituting for the Table, so far as relating to the second and third allotted days, the following-

'Proceedings Time for conclusion of proceedings
Second allotted day
Amendments relating to Clauses Nos. 1 and 17 to 40 3.45 p.m.
Amendments relating to Clauses Nos. 41 to 51, 53 and 64 to 74 6.00 p.m.
Amendments relating to Clauses Nos. 52, 54 to 63 and 75, Schedule No. 1, Clauses Nos. 76 and 77, Schedule No.2, and Clauses Nos. 78 to 80 7.00 p.m.
Third allotted day
Amendments relating to Clauses Nos. 81 to 88, 121, 122 and 125 Three-quarters of an hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill
New Clauses relating to the remainder of Part 1, Amendments relating to Clauses Nos. 89 to 100, 105, 106, 114 and 115 One and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill
New Clauses relating to Part 2, Amendments relating to Clauses Nos. 107 to 113 Three and a quarter hours after the commencement of proceedings of the Bill
New Clauses relating to the remainder of Part 3, Amendments relating to Clauses Nos. 101 to 104, 126, Schedules Nos. 3, 4 and 5, Clauses Nos. 127 to 134, Schedule No. 6, Clauses Nos. 135 to 137, remaining new Clauses, new Schedules and remaining proceedings on consideration Four hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill'
    -(Jacqui Smith.)

5    Adoption and Children Bill [2nd allotted day],-The House, according to Order, proceeded further to consider the Adoption and Children Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee.

    Another Amendment (No. 162) proposed to the Bill, in page 1, line 9, after the word 'life', to insert the words ', and that of any sibling or half-sibling of the child, having regard to their age and relationship.'.-(Mr Andrew Turner.)

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

    Another Amendment (No. 26) made to the Bill.

    Another Amendment (No. 1) proposed to the Bill, in page 2, line 19, after the word 'background', to insert the words ', subject to the proviso that such consideration shall be secondary to the matters to be considered in subsections (2) and (3).'.-(Mr Julian Brazier.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Laurence Robertson, Mr Stephen O'Brien: 115.

      Tellers for the Noes, Dan Norris, Mr Tony McNulty: 309.

    It being a quarter to Four o'clock, the Deputy Speaker, pursuant to Order [this day], put the Question on the remaining Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown to be disposed of at that hour.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 163 to 170, 111, 172 to 174, 290, 175 to 190, 291, 191 to 193, 292, 194 to 210, 250 and 251) made to the Bill.

    Another Amendment (No. 211) made to the Bill.

    Another Amendment (No. 310) proposed to the Bill, in page 25, line 27, to leave out the word 'married'.-(Dr Evan Harris.)

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

    It being Six o'clock, the Deputy Speaker put the Questions on Amendments which the Speaker had selected for separate Division.

    Another Amendment (No. 148) proposed to the Bill, in page 28, line 41, to leave out the word 'married'.-(Mr David Hinchliffe.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Jonathan Shaw, Mr Andrew Stunell: 288.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Laurence Robertson, Mr Peter Luff: 133.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 149 to 157) made to the Bill.

    The Deputy Speaker then put the Question on the remaining Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown to be disposed of at that hour.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 212 to 218, 270, 219, 220, 230, 221, 232 and 222 to 225) made to the Bill.

    Another Amendment (No. 8) proposed to the Bill, in page 31, line 26, to leave out the word 'may' and insert the word 'must', instead thereof.-(Tim Loughton.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

    And it being Seven o'clock, the Deputy Speaker put the Question already proposed from the Chair:-It was negatived.

    The Deputy Speaker then put the Questions on Amendments which the Speaker had selected for separate Division.

    Another Amendment (No. 25) proposed to the Bill, in page 33, line 37, at the end, to insert the words-

      '(7) This section shall apply to all adopted persons, whether adopted before or after the coming into force of this Act.'.-(Tim Loughton.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Stephen O'Brien, Mr Laurence Robertson: 127.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Ian Pearson, Mr John Heppell: 252.

    The Deputy Speaker then put the Question on the remaining Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown to be disposed of at that hour.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 254, 49 to 53, 301, 54, 55, 44, 45, 302, 66, 67, 56 to 58, 303, 304 and 46) made to the Bill.

    Ordered, That the Bill be further considered on Monday 20th May.

6    Packaging and Packaging Waste,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119 (European Standing Committees), That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 15194/01, draft Directive amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste; welcomes it as a positive step towards achieving high levels of environmental and single market protection, whilst limiting the impact upon UK business; and supports the Government's negotiating line-(Dan Norris):-It was agreed to.

7    Business of the House,-Ordered, That, at this day's sitting, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until any Lords Messages relating to the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill have been received.-(Dan Norris.)

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

    The Lords have agreed to the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill, with Amendments; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

9    National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill,-Lords Amendments to the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill to be considered on Monday 20th May and to be printed [Bill 139].

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

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till seventeen minutes to Eight o'clock, adjourned till Monday 20th May.

[Adjourned at 7.43 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


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


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Criminal Law,-Draft Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2002 [by Act], together with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

2    Financial Services and Markets,-Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) (Amendment) (Electronic Commerce Directive) Order 2002 [by Act], together with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ruth Kelly].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3    Food,-Meat (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 889), dated 16th May 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

4    Telecommunications,-Public Telecommunication System Designation (AT&T Global Network Services (UK) B.V.) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1376), dated 14th May 2002 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Other Papers:

5    Public Petitions,-Observations by the Lord Chancellor on the Petition [25th March] from residents of Bolton against the closure of Bolton Magistrates' Court [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

6    Statutory Instruments (Notification),-Communication declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instruments had come into operation before copies were laid before Parliament, and explaining why such copies had not been so laid before the Instrument came into operation:

    General Medical Council (Constitution of Interim Orders Committee) Rules Order of Council 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 2052),

    General Medical Council (Fitness to Practice Committees) Rules Order of Council 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 2051),

    General Medical Council (Interim Orders Committee) (Procedure) Rules Order of Council 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 2053),

    General Medical Council (Interim Orders Committee) (Transitional Provisions) Rules Order of Council 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 2054),

    General Medical Council (the Professional Conduct Committee, the General Health Committee and the Committee on Professional Performance) (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 2034), and

    General Medical Council (Voluntary Erasure and Restoration) Regulations Order of Council 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 2033)

    [by Standing Order] [The Speaker].

7    Telecommunications,-Licence granted under section 7 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to AT&T Global Network Services (UK) B.V. [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Police Reform Bill [Lords] (Programming Sub-Committee),-The Speaker has appointed Annette Brooke, Mr John Denham, Mrs Cheryl Gillan, Ian Lucas, Mrs Anne McGuire, Mr James Paice and Dr Howard Stoate members of the Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee A in respect of the Bill.

    2    Draft Flags Regulations (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Lembit Ípik from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations); and nominated in substitution Mrs Patsy Calton.

    3    Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2002 and the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Mark Lazarowicz from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Orders); and nominated in substitution David Cairns.

    4    Draft Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2002, the draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Laying Hens, and the draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Meat Chickens and Breeding Chickens:

    (1) The Speaker has appointed Mr Win Griffiths Chairman of the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations and Codes; and

    (2) The Committee of Selection has discharged Malcolm Bruce from the Committee (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations and Codes); and nominated in substitution Mr Colin Breed.

[W.H., No. 85]

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 (Empty homes-Sixth Report from the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee, Session 2001-02, and the Government's Response thereto),-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Mr Phil Woolas.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 21st May.

[Adjourned at 5.44 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst
Deputy Speaker

CORRIGENDUM

    In the Votes and Proceedings of Wednesday 15th May, in Appendix I, item 2, relating to the National Health Service (Local Pharmaceutical Services and Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2002, should have registration number S.I., 2002, No. 888.



 
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