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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 27th June 2002

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

PRAYERS.

1    Milford Haven Port Authority Bill [Lords],-The Milford Haven Port Authority Bill [Lords] was read a second time and committed.

2    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 4th July.

3    Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Jimmy Hood reported from the Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Court of Protection (Amendment) Rules 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 833) and the Court of Protection (Enduring Powers of Attorney) (Amendment) Rules 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 832).

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

4    Police Reform Bill [Lords],-Mr George Stevenson reported from Standing Committee A that it had gone through the Police Reform Bill [Lords], and made Amendments thereunto, and had amended the Title as follows:

    A Bill to make new provision about the supervision, administration, functions and conduct of police forces, police officers and other persons serving with, or carrying out functions in relation to the police; to amend police powers and to provide for the exercise of police powers by persons who are not police officers; to amend the law relating to anti-social behaviour orders; to amend the law relating to sex offenders orders; and for connected purposes.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 157].

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 1018].

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

    The Lords have agreed to the Industrial and Provident Societies Bill, without Amendment.

    The Lords have agreed to the Employment Bill, with Amendments; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

6    Employment Bill,-Lords Amendments to the Employment Bill to be considered on Monday 1st July and to be printed [Bill 158].

7    Estimates Day [3rd allotted day],-The House proceeded, pursuant to Resolution [11th June], to consider the Estimates appointed for consideration under Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee).

    Estimates, 2002-03 (Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That further resources, not exceeding 32,972,185,000, be authorised for use during the year ending on 31st March 2003, and that a further sum, not exceeding 31,415,020,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund for the year ending on 31st March 2003 for expenditure by the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions-(Mr Thomas McAvoy);

    Whereupon a Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That resources be reduced by 1,000 in respect of Request for Resources 2 (Promoting modern, integrated and safe transport and providing customer-focused regulation) relating to grants to London Underground-(Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody);

    The Debate was concluded, and the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings were deferred, pursuant to paragraph (4) of Standing Order No. 54 (Consideration of estimates).

    Estimates, 2002-03 (Department for Education and Skills),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That further resources, not exceeding 12,839,695,000, be authorised for use during the year ending on 31st March 2003, and that a further sum, not exceeding 13,409,689,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund for the year ending on 31st March 2003 for expenditure by the Department for Education and Skills-(Angela Smith);

    And it being Seven o'clock, the Deputy Speaker interrupted the proceedings, and the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings was deferred, pursuant to paragraph (4) of Standing Order No. 54 (Consideration of estimates).

    The Deputy Speaker, pursuant to paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 54 (Consideration of estimates), put the deferred Questions on Estimates, 2002-03.

Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions

    Question put, That resources be reduced by 1,000 in respect of Request for Resources 2 (Promoting modern, integrated and safe transport and providing customer-focused regulation) relating to grants to London Underground;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, John Thurso, Tom Brake: 33.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Fraser Kemp, Jim Fitzpatrick: 201.

    So the Question was negatived.

    Resolved, That further resources, not exceeding 32,972,185,000, be authorised for use during the year ending on 31st March 2003, and that a further sum, not exceeding 31,415,020,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund for the year ending on 31st March 2003 for expenditure by the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions.

Department for Education and Skills

    Resolved, That further resources, not exceeding 12,839,695,000, be authorised for use during the year ending on 31st March 2003, and that a further sum, not exceeding 13,409,689,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund for the year ending on 31st March 2003 for expenditure by the Department for Education and Skills.

8    Estimates,-The Deputy Speaker then put the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings on the estimates appointed for consideration this day.

    Estimates, 2002-03

    Resolved, That further resources, not exceeding 119,712,696,000, be authorised for use for defence and civil services for the year ending on 31st March 2003, and that a further sum, not exceeding 112,473,739,000, be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to meet the costs of defence and civil services for the year ending on 31st March 2003, as set out in HC 795, 796, 797 and 798.

    Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the foregoing Resolutions: and that the Chairman of Ways and Means, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Paul Boateng, Dawn Primarolo, Ruth Kelly and John Healey do prepare and bring it in.

9    Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 2) Bill,-Ruth Kelly accordingly presented a Bill to authorise the use of resources and the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for the service of the year ending on 31st March 2003; to appropriate the supply authorised in this Session of Parliament; and to repeal certain Consolidated Fund and Appropriation Acts: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Monday 1st July and to be printed [Bill 156].

10    Local Government Finance,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 103) (House of Commons Paper No. 948), on 2002-03 Special Grant for Gypsy Sites Refurbishment, which was laid before this House on 17th June, be approved-(Angela Smith):-It was agreed to.

11    Road Traffic,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) (England) Regulations 2002, which were laid before this House on 17th June, be approved-(Angela Smith):-It was agreed to.

12    Local Government Finance,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 94) (House of Commons Paper No. 885), on Funding for Enforcement of Vehicle Emission Standards 2002, which was laid before this House on 18th June, be approved-(Angela Smith):-It was agreed to.

13    Tribunals and Inquiries,-Ordered, That the Town and Country Planning (Major Infrastructure Project Inquiries Procedure) (England) Rules 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1223), dated 26th April 2002, a copy of which was laid before this House on 13th May, be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.-(Angela Smith.)

14    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Angela Smith.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty minutes to Eight o'clock, adjourned till Monday 1st July.

[Adjourned at 7.40 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    Constitutional Law,-Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Adaptation of Functions etc.) (Amendment) Order 2002 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mrs Secretary Liddell].

2    Overseas Development,-(1) Draft African Development Fund (Additional Subscriptions) Order 2002, and

    (2) draft Caribbean Development Bank (Further Payments) Order 2002

    [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary Clare Short].

3    Representation of the People,-Draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Yvette Cooper].

4    Terrorism,-Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Cessation of Effect of section 76) Order 2002 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Reid].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

5    Dentists,-General Dental Council (Constitution) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1625), dated 26th June 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

Other Papers:

6    Extradition,-Paper, entitled Extradition: Consultation on Draft Legislation [by Command] [Cm. 5545] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

7    Financial Reporting to Parliament,-Departmental Report 2002: The Government's Expenditure Plans for 2002-03 to 2003-04 for the Office of Fair Trading [by Command] [Cm. 5419] [Mr Paul Boateng].

8    Government Trading Funds,-Report and Accounts of the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 909] [Clerk of the House].

9    Isle of Man,-Account of Receipts and Payments for 2000-01 of Commissioners of Customs and Excise in Account with the Government of the Isle of Man, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Dawn Primarolo].

10    Industrial Development,-Report for 2001-02 by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, the First Minister of the Scottish Parliament and the First Minister of the National Assembly for Wales under the Industrial Development Act 1982 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1007] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

11    Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors,-(1) Account of the English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 895]; and

    (2) Report of the English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for 2001-02 [by Act]

    [Mr Secretary Milburn].

12    Prisons,-Report of the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman for England and Wales for 2001-02 [by Command] [Cm. 5530] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

13    Transport,-Department for Transport Minutes, dated 27th June 2002, concerning-

    (1) a proposed non-statutory contingent liability to be undertaken in support of Network Rail Limited, and

    (2) a proposed statutory contingent liability to be undertaken in support of Network Rail Limited

    [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

14    Treasury,-Treasury Minute, dated 26th June 2002, concerning an extension to contingent liabilities undertaken in respect of the provision of third party (war and terrorism) insurance cover to UK operating airlines and the UK airline industry, and reporting on liabilities incurred since the Minute dated 13th April 2002 [by Command] [Ruth Kelly].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft Homelessness (Priority Need for Accommodation)(England) Order 2002,-The Speaker has appointed Mrs Marion Roe Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

2     Housing (Right to Acquire)(Discount) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1091):

    (1) The Speaker has appointed Mr James Cran Chairman of the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Order; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has discharged Mr John Baron from the Committee (nominated in respect of the Order) and nominated in substitution Hugh Robertson.

3    Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 101) (HC 492), on Personal Social Services Performance Grant for 2002-03,-The Speaker has appointed Mrs Irene Adams Chairman of the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Report.

4    Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Human Intelligence Sources: Code of Practice) Order 2002 and the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Surveillance: Code of Practice) Order 2002,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Bill O'Brien Chairman of the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Orders.

5    Draft Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Designation of Public Authorities) Order 2002,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Alan Hurst Chairman of the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

6    Draft Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre Trading Fund (Variation) Order 2002,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Edward O'Hara Chairman of the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

7    National Care Standards Commission (Children's Rights Director) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1250),-The Speaker has appointed Anne Begg Chairman of the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Regulations.

8    Draft Pathogens Access Appeal Commission (Procedure) Rules 2002 and the draft Court of Appeal (Appeals from Pathogens Access Appeal Commission) Rules 2002,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Win Griffiths Chairman of the Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Rules.

9    Court of Protection (Amendment) Rules 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 833) and the Court of Protection (Enduring Powers of Attorney) (Amendment) Rules 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 832), - The Committee of Selection has discharged Jeremy Corbyn from the Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Rules); and nominated in substitution Mr Tom Watson.

Grand Committees

10    The Speaker has appointed Anne Begg Chairman of the Scottish Grand Committee in respect of its meeting on Wednesday 10th July.

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-viii] [Nick Harvey].

    2    Treasury,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee [The UK and the IMF]; to be printed [No.868-ii] [Mr John McFall].


[W.H., No. 97]

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 (Research Assessment Exercise-Second Report from the Science and Technology Committee, and the Government's Response thereto),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Derek Twigg);

    And the sitting having continued for three hours, it was adjourned without Question put, till Tuesday 2nd July.

[Adjourned at 5.30 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst
Deputy Speaker



 
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