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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 1st July 2002

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

PRAYERS.

1    First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Edward O'Hara reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Social Security (Electronic Communications) (Child Benefit) Order 2002.

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

2    Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mrs Marion Roe reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Homelessness (Priority Need for Accommodation) (England) Order 2002.

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

3    European Standing Committee B,-Mr James Cran reported from European Standing Committee B the following Resolution:

    That the Committee takes note of European Union Documents Nos. 8237/01, draft Council Directive concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long term residents, and 11803/01, draft Council Directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purpose of paid employment and self-employed activities; supports the Government's position on these measures; and takes note that the Government has not opted into them but intends to maintain a constructive approach and will consider whether to opt in once their final shape is clear.

    Report, together with Resolution, to lie upon the Table.

4    Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 2) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 2) Bill;

    And a Motion being made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 56 (Consolidated Fund Bills), That the Bill be now read a second time:-It was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read a second time.

    And the Question being put forthwith, That the Bill be now read the third time:-It was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read the third time, and passed.

5    Public Trustee (Liability and Fees) Bill [Lords],-The Public Trustee (Liability and Fees) Bill [Lords] was, according to Order, read a second time and stood committed to a Standing Committee.

6    Public Trustee (Liability and Fees) Bill [Lords] [Money],-Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Public Trustee (Liability and Fees) Bill [Lords] [Money];

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Public Trustee (Liability and Fees) Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under the Public Trustee Act 1906-(Mr Jim Murphy):-It was agreed to.

7    Business of the House,-Ordered, That, at the sitting on Tuesday 9th July, if proceedings on the Police Reform Bill [Lords] have not been completed before Seven o'clock, Private Business set down by direction of the Chairman of Ways and Means for consideration at that hour shall stand over until the conclusion of proceedings on the Bill and the Private Business may then be proceeded with, though opposed, for three hours after it has been entered upon.-(Mr Jim Murphy.)

8    Business of the House,-Ordered, That, at the sitting on Wednesday 24th July, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until any messages from the Lords shall have been received and he shall have notified the Royal Assent to Acts agreed upon by both Houses.-(Mr Jim Murphy.)

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

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

[Adjourned at 6.20 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 delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 28th June 2002 (Non-sitting Friday, S.O. No. 12) pursuant to Standing Order No. 159 (Presentation of statutory instruments):

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1    Contracts,-(1) Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Rate of Interest) (No. 3) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1675), and

    (2) Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1674),

    dated 22nd June 2002 [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

2    Education,-Education (Pupil Information) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1680), dated 28th June 2002 [Secretary Estelle Morris].

3    Seeds,-Seeds (Fees) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1563), dated 12th June 2002 [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 1st July 2002:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

4    Companies,-Draft Directors' Remuneration Report Regulations 2002 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

5    Magistrates' Courts,-Magistrates' Courts (Special Measures Directions) Rules 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1687), dated 28th June 2002 [by Act] [Yvette Cooper].

6    Merchant Shipping,-Merchant Shipping (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1650), dated 25th June 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

7    Supreme Court of England and Wales,-Crown Court (Special Measures Directions and Directions Prohibiting Cross-examination) Rules 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1688), dated 28th June 2002 [by Act] [Yvette Cooper].

Other Papers:

8    Broadcasting,-(1) Report, and

    (2) Accounts

    of S4C for 2001 [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

9    Commonwealth Scholarship,-Report of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom for the year ending 30th September 2001 [by Act] [Secretary Clare Short].

10    Culture, Media and Sport,-Government Response to the Fourth Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Session 2001-02, on Communications [by Command] [Cm. 5554] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

11    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,-Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Minute, dated 1st July 2002, concerning a proposed contingent liability in respect of an indemnity to be given to the Royal Society consequent upon publication of the report of its inquiry into infectious diseases in livestock [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

12    Industrial Training,-Report and Financial Statements of the Construction Industry Training Board for 2001 [by Act] [Secretary Estelle Morris].

13    Police (Northern Ireland),-Report of the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland for 2001-02 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

Papers withdrawn:

14    Companies,-Draft Directors' Remuneration Report Regulations 2002 [laid 25th June].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    Draft Social Security (Electronic Communications) (Child Benefit) Order 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr David Chaytor and David Wright from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Mr Chris Bryant and Siobhain McDonagh.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    15    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Hazardous Waste Sub-Committee of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [Hazardous Waste]; to be printed [No. 919-iii] [Mr Michael Jack].

    16    Transport, Local Government and the Regions,-Thirteenth Report from the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee [Planning Green Paper], 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 [No. 557-I and -III] [Andrew Bennett].

THE SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATE

    The Speaker certified that the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 2) Bill is a Money Bill within the meaning of the Parliament Act 1911.



 
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