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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 13th June 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 20th June.

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

    The Lords do not insist on certain of their amendments to the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill to which the Commons have disagreed; and they agree without amendment to the amendments proposed by the Commons in lieu of the remaining Lords' Amendments.

3    Health Reform (Education and Public Involvement) Bill,-The Order for reading the Health Reform ( Education and Public Involvement) Bill a second time on Friday 21st June was read and discharged.

    Bill to be read a second time on Friday 19th July.

4    Enterprise Bill (Programme) (No. 3),-Ordered, That the Order of 10th April (Enterprise Bill (Programme)) (as amended by the Order of 1st May (Enterprise Bill (Programme) (No. 2))) be amended by substituting for paragraph 4(2) the following-

    'Proceedings on consideration shall be taken on each of the two days allowed by the Order as shown in the first column in the following Table and shall be taken in the order so 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 (other than those relating to Part 10), new Schedules, Amendments relating to Clause No. 1, Schedule No. 1, Clauses Nos. 2 to 12, Schedule No. 2, Clause No. 13, Schedule No. 3, Clauses Nos. 14 and 15, Schedule No. 4, Clauses Nos. 16 to 20, Schedule No. 5, Clauses Nos. 21 to 67, Schedule No. 6, Clauses Nos. 68 to 82, Schedule No. 7, Clause No. 83, Schedule No. 8, Clauses Nos. 84 to 87, Schedule No. 10, Clauses Nos. 88 to 162, Schedule No. 9, Clauses Nos. 163 to 178, Schedule No. 11, Clauses Nos. 179 and 180, Schedule No. 12, Clauses Nos. 181 to 202 10.00 p.m.
(7 p.m. if it is a
Thursday)

Second day

Amendments relating to Clause No. 203, Schedule No. 13, Clauses Nos. 204 to 231, Schedule No. 14, Clauses Nos. 232 to 234, Schedule No. 15, Clauses Nos. 235 to 241, new Clauses relating to Part 10, Clause No. 242, Schedules Nos. 16 and 17, Clauses Nos. 243 and 244, Schedule No. 18, Clauses Nos. 245 to 250, Schedule No. 19, Clause No. 251, Schedules Nos. 20 and 21, Clauses Nos. 252 to 257, Schedule No. 22, Clauses Nos. 258 to 262, Schedule No. 23, Clauses Nos. 263 to 269, Schedule No. 24, Clauses Nos. 270 and 271, Schedules Nos. 25 and 26, Clauses Nos. 272 to 274, remaining proceedings on consideration 9.00 p.m.
(6.00 p.m. if it is a
Thursday)'.

      -(Miss Melanie Johnson.)

5    Enterprise Bill [1st allotted day],-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Enterprise Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee.

    A Clause (Excisions from reports: Part 3)-(Miss Melanie Johnson)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (Excisions from reports: Part 4)-(Miss Melanie Johnson)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (Use of fines by OFT)-(Mr Nigel Waterson)-brought up, and read the first time.

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

    Amendments (Nos. 89, 156, 157 and 223) made to the Bill.

    Another Amendment (No. 147) proposed to the Bill, in page 6, line 5, to leave out the words 'Secretary of State', and to insert the words 'Lord Chancellor', instead thereof.-(Mr Andrew Lansley.)

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

    Other Amendments (Nos. 158, 90, 169 to 181, 372, 159 and 182 to 184) made to the Bill.

    Another Amendment (No. 18) proposed to the Bill, in page 11, line 7, to leave out the word 'shall' and to insert the words 'may at its discretion', instead thereof.-(Mr Nigel Waterson.)

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

    Another Amendment (No. 202) proposed to the Bill, in page 11, line 11, after the word 'competition', to insert the words 'or substantial damage to the public interest', instead thereof.-(Mr Harry Barnes.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, John Thurso, John Cryer: 39.

      Tellers for the Noes, Jim Fitzpatrick, Derek Twigg: 245.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 224 to 227) made to the Bill.

    Another Amendment (No. 63) proposed to the Bill, in page 26, line 28, to leave out from '57' to end of line 29.-(Mr Nigel Waterson.)

    Question proposed that the Amendment be made.

    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, Mrs Cheryl Gillan, Mr Laurence Robinson: 126.

      Tellers for the Noes, Derek Twigg, Mr Nick Ainger: 255.

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

    Other Amendments (Nos. 228 to 231, 234 to 255, 160, 161, 256, 257, 162 to 164, 258 to 265, 165, 166, 266 to 297, 167, 168, 298, 185, 186, 299, 300, 187 and 93 to 97) made to Bill.

    Bill to be further considered to-morrow.

6    Strategy for a Future Chemicals Policy,-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. 6671/01, Commission White Paper from the European Commission on a Strategy for a future Chemicals Policy; recognises the need to protect human health and the environment from hazardous chemicals including endocrine disrupters; agrees that the weaknesses of the current legislation, including the lack of data and slow progress in assessing hazards and risks from chemicals already on the market, must be addressed; welcomes the proposals to ensure transparency and improved public access to non-confidential information and that responsibility is placed on manufacturers and importers to assess hazard and exposure and perform preliminary risk assessment; endorses the Government view that requirements for animal testing must be minimised and alternatives to animal testing promoted; recognises that the proposals must take account of the implications for the competitiveness of the European Union chemical industry; and recognises that proposals must be ambitious but achievable and provide a system that is workable and cost effective with minimum regulatory burden-(Mr Jim Murphy):-It was agreed to.

7    Animals,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2002, which were laid before this House on 1st May, be approved-(Mr Jim Murphy):-It was agreed to.

8    Animals,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Laying Hens, a copy of which was laid before this House on 1st May, be approved-(Mr Jim Murphy):-It was agreed to.

9    Animals,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Meat Chickens and Breeding Chickens, a copy of which was laid before this House on 1st May, be approved-(Mr Jim Murphy):-It was agreed to.

10    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 draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) (Amendment) (Electronic Commerce Directive) Order 2002, which was laid before this House on 16th May, be approved-(Mr Jim Murphy):-It was agreed to.

11    Public Petitions,-A Public Petition from Mrs Anna Harper, Mr Brian Cassidy and others of like disposition for restoration of the City of Bath to the status of a unitary authority was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

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

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till a quarter to Eight o'clock, adjourned till Monday 17th June.

[Adjourned at 7.45 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 Negative Resolution:

1    Telecommunications,-(1) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Companhia Portuguesa Radio Marconi SA) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1560),

    (2) Public Telecommunication System Designation (T-Systems Limited) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1562), and

    (3) Public Telecommunication System Designation (United Networks Limited) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1561),

    dated 11th June 2002 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Other Papers:

2    Financial Reporting to Parliament,-Departmental Reports 2002: The Government's Expenditure Plans for 2002-2003 to 2003-2004 for:

    (1) British Trade International [by Command] [Cm. 5415] [Ms Secretary Hewitt];

    (2) the Charity Commission for England and Wales [by Command] [Cm. 5407] [Mr Secretary Blunkett];

    (3) the Home Office [by Command] [Cm. 5406] [Mr Secretary Blunkett];

    (4) the Lord Chancellor's Departments [by Command] [Cm. 5408] [Ms Rosie Winterton];

    (5) the Law Officers' Departments [by Command] [Cm. 5409] [The Solicitor General];

    (6) Office for National Statistics [by Command] [Cm. 5434] [Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer];

    (7) the Scotland Office [by Command] [Cm. 5430] [Mrs Secretary Liddell]; and

    (8) the Wales Office [by Command] [Cm. 5431] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

3    Intelligence Services,-(1) Report of the Intelligence and Security Committee for 2001-02, and

    (2) Government Response to the Report of the Intelligence and Security Committee for 2001-02

    [by Command] [Cms. 5542 and 5543] [The Prime Minister].

4    Public Petitions,-(1) Observations by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the Petition [8th May] from Derby Patients' Council and residents of Derby for a review of the system of benefits for long-stay patients; and

    (2) Observations by the Lord Chancellor on the Petition [21st May] from residents of West Wiltshire against the closure of Trowbridge Courthouse

    [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

5    Science and Technology,-Government Response to the First Report of the Science and Technology Committee, Session 2001-02, on Cancer Research-A Follow Up [by Command] [Cm. 5532] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

6    Social Security,-Explanatory Memorandum on the draft Social Security Amendment (Intercalating Students) Regulations 2002, laid 12th June [by Command] [Mr Secretary Smith].

7    Telecommunications,-Licences granted under section 7 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to:-

    (1) Companhia Portuguesa Radio Marconi SA,

    (2) T-Systems Limited, and

    (3) United Networks Limited

    [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Paper withdrawn:

8    Charities,-Draft Charities (Cheadle Royal Hospital, Manchester) Order 2002 [laid 17th April].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft European Union Extradition (Amendment) Regulations 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Valerie Davey , Mr Mark Lazarowicz and Mr Humfrey Malins from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations); and nominated in substitution Mr Colin Challen, Mr James Paice and Mr Paul Truswell.

2    Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 100) (HC 869), on 2001/02 Special Grant Report for Rate Relief in Respect of Hardship Caused by Foot and Mouth Disease,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Julian Brazier from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Report); and nominated in substitution Mr John Hayes.

3    Draft International Maritime Organisation (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Norman Lamb from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Mr Alistair Carmichael.

4    Draft Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) Order 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Alistair Carmichael from the Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Norman Lamb.

5    Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Maintenance of Interception Capability) Order 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Simon Hughes from the Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Norman Baker.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Draft Communications Bill,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Joint Committee on the Draft Communications Bill; to be printed [No. 876-iv] [Nick Harvey].

    2    Foreign Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee [Private Military Companies]; to be printed [No. 922-ii] [Donald Anderson].

    3    Public Administration,-(1) Seventh Report from the Select Committee on Public Administration [The Public Service Ethos]; together with the 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. 263-I and II]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Public Appointments and Patronage]; to be printed [No. 686-viii]

    [Tony Wright].

    4    Transport, Local Government and the Regions,--(1) Ninth Report from the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee [Road Traffic Speed], with the 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.557-I and II]; and

    (2) Tenth Report from the Committee [Ordnance Survey], with the Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Urban Affairs Sub-Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 481]

[Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody].

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

[W.H., No. 91]

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 (Rail Passenger Franchising and the Future of Rail Infrastructure-First Report from the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee, Session 2001-02, and the Government's response thereto),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Mr Fraser Kemp);

    And the sitting have continued for three hours, it was adjourned without Question put, till Tuesday 18th June.

[Adjourned at 5.30 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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