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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 9th July 2002

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

PRAYERS.

1    Public Trustee (Liability and Fees) Bill [Lords],-Mr John McWilliam reported from Standing Committee A, That it had gone through the Public Trustee (Liability and Fees) Bill [Lords], and had made an Amendment thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow.

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 1067].

2    Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Edward O'Hara reported from the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2002.

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

3    Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Miss Anne Begg reported from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Town and Country Planning (Major Infrastructure Project Inquiries Procedure) (England) Rules 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1223).

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

4    Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Peter Atkinson reported from the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Insolvency Act 1986 (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2202.

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

5    Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Roger Gale reported from the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Child Support Appeals (Jurisdiction of Courts) Order 2002 and the draft Child Support (Temporary Compensation Payment Scheme) (Modification and Amendment) Regulations 2002.

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

6    European Standing Committee C,-Mr Alan Hurst reported from European Standing Committee C the following Resolution:

    That the Committee takes note of European Union Documents No. 11576/01, draft Council Regulation on genetically modified food and feed, and No. 11496/01, draft Council Regulation on the traceability and labelling of genetically modified organisms and traceability of food and feed products produced from genetically modified organisms; and supports the Government's aim of securing practical, proportionate and enforceable legislation that also recognises the external impact, including that on developing countries.

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

7    Telecommunications Transmitters (Restrictions on Planning Applications) (No. 2) Bill,-Mr Desmond Swayne presented a Bill to permit a local planning authority to decline to determine an application for the development of telecommunications transmission antennae in certain circumstances: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 19th July and to be printed [Bill 166].

8    Emergency Services Personnel (Protection),-Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make it an offence to assault, intimidate or otherwise interfere with emergency services personnel in the execution of their duties; and for connected purposes: And that Mr Bill Etherington, Mr David Atkinson, Sir Sydney Chapman, Mr John Cummings, Mr Tony Lloyd, Mr Khalid Mahmood, Mr Alan Meale, Mr George Mudie, Syd Rapson, Mr Gerry Steinberg, Dr Rudi Vis and Mr James Wray do prepare and bring it in.

9    Emergency Services Personnel (Protection) Bill,-Mr Bill Etherington accordingly presented a Bill to make it an offence to assault, intimidate or otherwise interfere with emergency services personnel in the execution of their duties; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 19th July and to be printed [Bill 167].

10    Police Reform Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 2),-Ordered, That pursuant to the Report [25th June 2002] from Standing Committee A, the Order of 7th May 2002 (Police Reform Bill [Lords] (Programme)) shall be varied as follows:

Consideration and Third Reading

    1. Paragraph 4 of the Order (Consideration and Third Reading) shall be omitted.

    2. (1) Proceedings on consideration and Third Reading shall be concluded in one and a half days.

    (2) Proceedings on consideration shall be taken on each of those days 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 of the Table.

Table
ProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
First day (half day)
New Clauses, New Schedules, and Amendments relating to Part 3, New Clauses, New Schedules and Amendments relating to Chapter 2 of Part 4 and New Clauses, New Schedules and Amendments relating to Parts 5 to 7. Seven o'clock or three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order, whichever is later.
Second day
New Clauses, New Schedules and Amendments relating to Part 1. Six o'clock or, if that day is a Thursday, Three o'clock.
New Clauses, New Schedules and Amendments relating to Part 2 and Chapter 1 of Part 4. Nine o'clock or, if that day is a Thursday, Six o'clock.

    (3) Proceedings on Third Reading (so far as not previously concluded) shall be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock on the second of those days or, if that day is a Thursday, at Seven o'clock on that day.-(Mr John Denham.)

11    Police Reform Bill [Lords] [1st allotted day],-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Police Reform Bill [Lords], as amended in the Standing Committee.

    Amendments (Nos. 20 to 23) made to the Bill.

    A Clause (Scottish sex offender orders)-(Mr John Denham)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (Sex offender orders made in England, Wales or Northern Ireland)-(Mr John Denham)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (Sex offender orders: Northern Ireland)-(Mr John Denham)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (Interim orders for sex offenders: Northern Ireland)-(Mr John Denham)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (Sex offender orders made in England and Wales or Scotland)-(Mr John Denham)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 39 to 46) made to the Bill.

    Another Amendment (No. 4) proposed to the Bill, in page 60, line 28, after the word 'occasion', to insert the words 'within the last six months'.-(Norman Baker.)

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

    Another Amendment (No. 62) proposed to the Bill, in page 63, line 20, at the end, to insert the words-

    '(6A) At the end of subsection (3) there is inserted "; save that, where the behaviour giving rise to the complaint involves prostitution, the complaint may alternatively be made to a county court."

    (6B) In subsection (4), after the words "magistrates court" there is inserted "(or, as the case may be, county court)".'.-(Julia Drown.)

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

    Other Amendments (Nos. 47 and 48) made to the Bill.

    Another Clause (Duties under Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974)-(Mr John Denham)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 130, 50, 51, 60, 61 and 108) made to the Bill.

    Bill to be further considered to-morrow.

12    Mersey Tunnels Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Mersey Tunnels Bill;

    And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time;

    Mr Peter Kilfoyle rose in his place and claimed to move, That the Question be now put.

    And the Question being put, That the Question be now put;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Peter Kilfoyle, Mr George Howarth: 110.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Andrew Miller, Stephen Hesford: 18.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    And the Question being accordingly put;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Peter Kilfoyle, Mr George Howarth: 105.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Andrew Miller, Stephen Hesford: 22.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read a second time and committed.

13    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Ivor Caplin.)

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

[Adjourned at 11.10 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 Affirmative Resolution:

1    Local Government Finance,-Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 105) on Invest to Save Budget Round 4 Projects and Local Government On-Line [by Command]; to be printed [No. 1069] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

2    Tax Credits,-(1) Draft Child Tax Credit Regulations 2002,

    (2) draft Tax Credits (Definition and Calculation of Income) Regulations 2002,

    (3) draft Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) Regulations 2002, and

    (4) draft Working Tax Credit (Entitlement and Maximum Rate) Regulations 2002

    [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

3    Terms and Conditions of Employment,-(1) Draft Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002,

    (2) draft Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 (Amendment) Regulations 2002,

    [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

4    Education,-Education Standards Fund (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1738), dated 4th July 2002 [by Act] [Secretary Estelle Morris].

5    National Health Service,-(1) National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1759), and

    (2) National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Establishment and Constitution) Amendment Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1760),

    dated 9th July 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

6    Social Security,-Jobseeker's Allowance (Joint Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1701), dated 2nd July 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].

7    Sports Grounds and Sporting Events,-(1) Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1755), and

    (2) Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1754),

    dated 8th July 2002 [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

Other Papers:

8    Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons,-Report on Research and Development Work Relating to Assistive Technology 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

9    Crime and Disorder,-Review of the Youth Justice Board for 2001-02 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

10    Crown Estate,-(1) Account of the Crown Estate Commissioners for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1045], and

    (2) Report and Accounts of the Crown Estate Commissioners for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]

[Clerk of the House].

11    Data Protection,-Report and Accounts of the Information Commissioner for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 913] [Clerk of the House].

12    Financial Reporting to Parliament,-Departmental Reports 2002: The Government's Expenditure Plans for 2002-03 to 2003-04 for the Ministry of Defence [by Command] [Cm. 5412] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

Papers withdrawn:

13    Northern Ireland,-Draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2002 [laid 26th June].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft Child Support Appeals (Jurisdiction of Courts) Order 2002 and the draft Child Support (Temporary Compensation Payment Scheme) (Modification and Amendment) Regulations 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Barbara Follett from the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order and draft Regulations); and nominated in substitution Jim Knight.

2    Draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 and the draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Frank Roy from the Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations); and nominated in substitution Mr Bill Tynan.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Joint Committees (Election of Chairmen),-Dr Jack Cunningham reported from the Committee appointed to join with a Committee of the Lords as the Joint Committee on House of Lords Reform, That he had been chosen Chairman of the Joint Committee.

    2    Statutory Instruments,-Thirty-fifth Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 135-xxxv] [Mr David Tredinnick].

    3    Trade and Industry,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Trade and Industry Committee [The Nuclear Liabilities Management Authority]; to be printed [Nos. 1074-i and -ii] [Mr Martin O'Neill].

    4    Transport, Local Government and the Regions,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Urban Affairs Sub-Committee of the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee [Draft Local Government Bill]; to be printed [No. 981-ii] [Andrew Bennett].

    5    Treasury,-Tenth Special Report from the Treasury Committee [Government Observations on the Second Report from the Committee, Session 2001-02, on the Budget 2002]; to be printed [No. 1075] [Mr John McFall].

[W.H., No. 101]

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,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned-(Mr Fraser Kemp);

    And it being Two o'clock, the sitting was adjourned without Question put, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 2 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst
Deputy Speaker

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CORRIGENDA

    In the Votes and Proceedings for Thursday 4th July, in Appendix II, item 5, and for Monday 8th July, in Appendix II, item 7, the references to the draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 should be omitted.



 
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