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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 11th June 2002

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

PRAYERS.

1    Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mrs Marion Roe reported from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Consular Fees Act 1980 (Fees) Order 2002.

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

2    Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill (Programme) (No. 3),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Order of 24th April (Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill (Programme)) (as amended by the Order of 9th May (Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill (Programme) (No. 2)) be varied as follows-

Consideration and Third Reading

    (1) Paragraphs (5) to (7) of the Order of 24th April shall be omitted.

    (2) Proceedings on consideration and Third Reading shall be concluded in two days.

    (3) The proceedings on consideration shall be taken on each of the days as shown in the first column in the following Table and shall be taken in the order shown and each part of the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the second column.

Table

Proceedings Time for conclusion of proceedings
First day
New Clauses and new Schedules relating to accommodation centres; Amendments relating to Clauses Nos. 14 to 36 7.00 p.m.

New Clauses and new Schedules relating to appeals; Amendments relating to Clause No. 65, Schedule No. 3, Clauses Nos. 66 to 84, Schedule No. 4, Clauses Nos. 85 to 96 and Schedules Nos. 5 and 6

10.00 p.m.
Second day

Remaining new Clauses and new Schedules; Amendments relating to Clauses Nos. 1 and 2, Schedule No. 1, Clauses Nos. 3 to 13, Schedule No. 2 and Clauses Nos. 37 to 64

7.00 p.m.
Amendments relating to Clauses Nos. 97 to 132, Schedule No. 7 and Clauses Nos. 133 to 135; remaining proceedings 9.00 p.m.

    (4) The proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock on the second day.

    (5) Sessional Order B (programming committees) made on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading-(Mr Secretary Blunkett);

    An Amendment was proposed to the Question, in line 4, to leave out from the word 'be' to the end and add the words 'supplemented as follows-

Re-committal

    (1) The Bill shall be re-committed to a Standing Committee.

    (2) The proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on 4th July.', instead thereof.-(Mr Oliver Letwin.)

    And the Question being put, That the Amendment be made;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Wilshire, Dr Julian Lewis: 188.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Fraser Kemp, Mr Ian Pearson: 330.

    So the Question was negatived.

    And the Main Question being put:-It was agreed to.

3    Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill [1st allotted day],-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee.

    A Clause (Accommodation centres: decisions and appeals)-(Mr Oliver Letwin)-brought up, and read the first time.

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

    Another Clause (Visiting committee)-(Mr Humfrey Malins)-brought up, and read the first time.

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

    Another Clause (Compensation for depreciation of property value)-(Tony Baldry)-brought up, and read the first time.

    Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time;

    And it being Seven o'clock, the Deputy Speaker, pursuant to Order [this day], put the Question already proposed from the Chair.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Dr Julian Lewis, Mr Desmond Swayne: 142.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Nick Ainger, Mr Phil Woolas: 408.

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

    Amendment (No. 28) proposed to the Bill, in page 8, line 42, after the word 'persons', to insert the words 'in locations suitable to the cultural and other needs of those to be accommodated.'.-(Simon Hughes.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Bob Russell, Annette Brooke: 194.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Nick Ainger, Mr Phil Woolas: 345.

    Another Amendment (No. 6) proposed to the Bill, in page 9, line 2, at the end to insert the words-

    '(3)No accommodation centre established under this section shall hold more than 200 persons.'.-(Mr Humfrey Malins.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Dr Julian Lewis, Mr Laurence Robertson: 189.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Nick Ainger, Mr Phil Woolas: 338.

    Another Amendment (No. 2) proposed to the Bill, in page 9, line 6, after the word 'centre', to insert the words 'for a maximum period of 10 weeks'.-(Mr Oliver Letwin.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Dr Julian Lewis, Mr Laurence Robertson: 126.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Ivor Caplin, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe: 401.

    The Deputy Speaker then put the Questions on Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown.

    Amendments (Nos. 214, 252, 253, 256, 259, 260, 215, 257 and 258) made to the Bill.

    Another Clause (Appeal from within United Kingdom: unfounded human rights or asylum claim)-(Mr Secretary Blunkett)-brought up, and read the first time.

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

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Angela Smith, Mr Phil Woolas: 379.

      Tellers for the Noes, Bob Russell, Annette Brooke: 71.

    It being after Ten o'clock, the Speaker, pursuant to Order [this day], put the Questions on Amendments moved or Motions made by a Minister of the Crown.

    Clause added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (Appeal from within United Kingdom: unfounded human rights or asylum claim: transitional provision)-(Mr Secretary Blunkett)-brought up.

    Question put, That the Clause be added to the Bill.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Angela Smith, Mr Phil Woolas: 359.

      Tellers for the Noes, Bob Russell, Annette Brooke: 76.

    Question put, That Amendments (Nos. 219 to 226) be made to the Bill.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Angela Smith, Mr Phil Woolas: 358.

      Tellers for the Noes, Bob Russell, Annette Brooke: 66.

    The Deputy Speaker put the Question on an Amendment which the Speaker had selected for separate Division.

    Another Amendment (No. 13) proposed to the Bill, in page 44, line 19, to leave out Clause No. 80.-(Simon Hughes.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Bob Russell, Annette Brooke: 58.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Phil Woolas, Angela Smith: 363.

    The Deputy Speaker put the Questions on further Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown.

    Amendments (Nos. 228 to 238, 245, 246, 244 and 247) made to the Bill.

    Bill to be further considered to-morrow.

4    Building and Buildings,-Ordered, That the Building (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 440) be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.-(Mr Jim Murphy.)

5    Electoral Commission,-Ordered, That the Electoral Commission (Limit on Public Awareness Expenditure) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 505) be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.-(Mr Jim Murphy.)

6    Local Government,-Ordered, That the Local Government (Best Value) Performance Indicators and Performance Standards Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 523) be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.-(Mr Jim Murphy.)

7    Estimates,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee), That this House agrees with the Report [16th May] of the Liaison Committee-(Mr Jim Murphy):-It was agreed to.

8    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Jim Murphy.)

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

[Adjourned at 11.21 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    Pensions,-Stakeholder Pension Schemes (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1480), dated 6th June 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].

Other Papers:

2    Culture, Media and Sport,-Government Response to the Third Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Session 2001-02, on Arts Development [by Command] [Cm. 5533] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

3    Financial Reporting to Parliament,-Departmental Reports 2002: The Government's Expenditure Plans for 2002-03 to 2003-04 for:

    (1) the Department for Education and Skills and Office for Standards in Education [by Command] [Cm. 5402] [Secretary Estelle Morris], and

    (2) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office [by Command] [Cm. 5413] [Mr Secretary Straw].

4    Housing,-Accounts of the Grants and Loans made to the Housing Action Trusts by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions for the years-

    (1) 1998-99,

    (2) 1999-2000, and

    (3) 2000-01,

    with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 915, 916 and 917] [Clerk of the House].

5    Industrial Organisation and Development,-Accounts, prepared pursuant to section 9 (4) of the Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947, of the sums recovered by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry under Orders made under section 9 of the Act, and of their disposal, for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 918] [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    Draft Consular Fees Act 1980 (Fees) Order 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Dr Jack Cunningham from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Rosemary McKenna.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Culture, Media and Sport,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [Gambling]; to be printed [No. 827-i] [Mr Gerald Kaufman].

    2    Foreign Affairs,-(1) Seventh Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee [Foreign Policy Aspects of the War against Terrorism], 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 [No. 384] [Donald Anderson]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The Green Paper on Private Military Companies]; to be printed [No. 922-i] [Sir John Stanley].

    3    Home Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee [The Conduct of Investigations into Past Cases of Abuse in Children's Homes]; to be printed [No. 836-iii] [Mr Chris Mullin].

    4    Statutory Instruments,-(1) Thirty-first Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 135-xxxi]; and

    (2) Second Report from the Select Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 196-ii]

    [Mr David Tredinnick].

    5    Trade and Industry,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Trade and Industry Committee [Trade with China and Taiwan]; to be printed [No. 925-i] [Mr Martin O'Neill].

    6    Transport, Local Government and the Regions,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Transport Sub-Committee of the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee [NATS: Finances]; to be printed [No. 789-ii] [Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody].

    7    Treasury,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee [The Bank of England May 2002 Inflation Report]; to be printed [No. 920] [Mr John McFall].

[W.H., No. 89]

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 Nick Ainger.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 1.59 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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