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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 10th July 2002

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

PRAYERS.

1    HSBC Investment Banking Bill [Lords],-The First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means reported from the Committee on Unopposed Bills, That it had examined the allegations contained in the Preamble to the HSBC Investment Banking Bill [Lords] and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill and had directed him to report the same without Amendment.

    Bill to be read the third time.

2    Commonwealth Bill,-Mr John Cummings reported from Standing Committee C, That it had gone through the Commonwealth Bill, and directed him to report the same, without Amendment.

    Bill, not amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow.

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 1070].

3    Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Jimmy Hood reported from the Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 102) (House of Commons Paper No. 943), on Children's Services (Quality Protects) Special Grants for 2001-02 and 2002-03, and the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 104) (House of Commons Paper No. 1005) on Children's Services Quality Protects Adoption and Permanence Taskforce Special Grant for 2002-03.

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

4    Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Alan Hurst reported from the Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Directors' Remuneration Report Regulations 2002.

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

5    Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Win Griffiths reported from the Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Caribbean Development Bank (Further Payments) Order 2002 and the draft African Development Fund (Additional Subscriptions) Order 2002.

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

6    European Standing Committee C,-Mr Bill O'Brien reported from European Standing Committee C the following Resolution:

    That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 7430/02, draft Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on working conditions for temporary workers; and supports the Government's initial approach to negotiations.

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

7    Animal Sanctuaries (Licensing) (No. 2) Bill,-Mrs Cheryl Gillan, supported by Mr John Randall, Mr Stephen O'Brien, Dr Julian Lewis, Mr Desmond Swayne, Mr Charles Hendry and Mr David Wilshire, presented a Bill to make provision for the licensing and control of animal sanctuaries: 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 168].

8    Organ Donation (Presumed Consent and Safeguards) (No. 2) Bill,-Mrs Cheryl Gillan, supported by Mr Stephen O'Brien, Dr Julian Lewis and Mr Desmond Swayne, presented a Bill to provide for the removal of organs for transplantation purposes, after death has been confirmed in a person aged 16 or over, except where a potential donor previously registered an objection or where a close relative objects; 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 169].

9    Litter and Fouling of Land by Dogs (No. 2) Bill,-Mr Desmond Swayne presented a Bill to make further provision relating to litter and the fouling of land by dogs and to allow a local authority to retain the revenue from fixed penalty notices for such offences issued in its area for the purposes of enforcement: 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 170].

10    Traveller Law Reform,-Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to reform the law in England and Wales as it applies to gypsies and travellers: And that Mr David Atkinson, Mr Andrew Mackay, Mr Terry Davis, Annette Brooke, Julie Morgan, Mr John Butterfill, Andrew Mackinlay, Michael Fabricant, Mr Kevin McNamara, Nick Harvey, Mr Henry Bellingham and Mr Bill Rammell do prepare and bring it in.

11    Traveller Law Reform Bill,-Mr David Atkinson accordingly presented a Bill to reform the law in England and Wales as it applies to gypsies and travellers: 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 171].

12    Welsh Grand Committee,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Orders Nos. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee (matters relating exclusively to Wales)) and 108 (Welsh Grand Committee (sittings)), That-

    1. The matter of the draft National Health Service (Wales) Bill be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for its consideration;

    2. The Committee shall meet on Tuesday 16th July at half-past Ten o'clock and between Four o'clock and Six o'clock at Westminster to consider the matter of the draft National Health Service (Wales) Bill, under Standing Order No. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee (matters relating exclusively to Wales))-(Mr Jim Murphy):-It was agreed to.

13    Police Reform Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 3),-Ordered, That the Order of 9th July 2002 (Police Reform Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 2)) shall be varied as follows-

    in the Table, in the entries in the second column relating to the second day, for the first 'Six o'clock' there shall be substituted 'Seven o'clock'.-(Mr John Denham.)

14    Police Reform Bill [Lords] [2nd allotted day],-The House, according to Order, proceeded further to consider the Police Reform Bill [Lords], as amended in the Standing Committee.

    Another Clause (Improvement action plans)-(Mr Oliver Letwin)-brought up, and read the first time.

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

    It being Seven o'clock, the Deputy Speaker, pursuant to Orders [yesterday and this day], put the Questions on an Amendment and a Clause selected by the Speaker for separate Division and on the remaining Amendments proposed by a Minister of the Crown to be disposed of at that hour.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 109 and 110) made to the Bill.

    Another Amendment (No. 111) proposed to the Bill, in page 6, line 1, to leave out the words 'chief officer of police of' and insert the words 'police authority responsible for maintaining', instead thereof.-(Mr John Heppell.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

    Amendment (a) proposed to the proposed Amendment, in line 2, before the word 'chief', to insert the words 'may direct the'.-(Mr Oliver Letwin.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made to the proposed Amendment.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Charles Hendry, Mr David Wilshire: 190.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Fraser Kemp, Mr Jim Murphy: 305.

    Proposed Amendment made to the Bill.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 112 to 129, 131 to 172, 52 and 53) made to the Bill.

    Another Clause (Continued deployment of traffic wardens)-(Simon Hughes)-brought up, and read the first time.

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

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Tom Brake, Bob Russell: 52.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Fraser Kemp, Mr Jim Murphy: 308.

15    Deferred Divisions,-The Deputy Speaker announced the results of Divisions which had been deferred to this day, pursuant to the Order of the House [28th June 2001]:

    Investigatory Powers,-That the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Human Intelligence Sources: Code of Practice) Order 2002, which was laid before this House on 10th June, be approved.

      Ayes: 312.

      Noes: 195.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    Investigatory Powers,-That the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Surveillance: Code of Practice) Order 2002, which was laid before this House on 10th June, be approved.

      Ayes: 312.

      Noes: 195.

    So the Question was agreed to.

16    Police Reform Bill [Lords] [2nd allotted day],-The House again proceeded further to consider the Police Reform Bill [Lords].

    Another Clause (Police powers for local authority employees)-(Norman Baker)-brought up, and read the first time.

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

    Another Amendment (No. 1) proposed to the Bill, in page 10, line 23, after the word 'Majesty', to insert the words 'on an address presented by the House of Commons and proposed by the Secretary of State with the agreement of the Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee.'.-(Mr Chris Mullin.)

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

    Other Amendments (Nos. 54, 55, 24 and 25) made to the Bill.

    Another Amendment (No. 65) proposed to the Bill, in page 41, line 37, to leave out Clause No. 40.-(Norman Baker.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Annette Brooke, Bob Russell: 52.

      Tellers for the Noes, Joan Ryan, Mr Ian Pearson: 287.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 26 to 35, 2, 37 and 38) made to the Bill.

    Another Amendment (No. 7) proposed to the Bill, in page 145, line 15, to leave out paragraph 2.-(Mr James Paice.)

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Annette Brooke, Sir Robert Smith: 54.

      Tellers for the Noes, Joan Ryan, Mr Ian Pearson: 294.

    It being after Nine o'clock, the Deputy Speaker put the Question on the remaining Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown to be disposed of at that hour.

    Other Amendments (Nos. 56 to 59) made to the Bill.

    The Bill was read the third time, and passed, with Amendments.

17    World Summit on Sustainable Development and Aid for Poverty Diseases,-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 Documents No. 7727/2/02, draft Council Conclusions for the preparation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development and No. 6863/02, draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on aid for poverty diseases (HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis) in developing countries; and welcomes the Government's approach to the World Summit and to discussions on differential pricing of medicines and other key issues-(Joan Ryan):-It was agreed to.

18    Genetically Modified Food and Feed,-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 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-(Joan Ryan):-It was agreed to.

19    Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation) and Order [3rd July], That this House takes note with approval of the Government's assessment as set out in the Financial Statement and Budget Report 2002-03 and the Economic and Fiscal Strategy Report 2002-03 for the purposes of section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993-(Joan Ryan);

    And the Deputy Speaker's opinion as to the decision of the Question being challenged, the Division was deferred till Wednesday 17th July, pursuant to Order [28th June 2001].

20    Social Security,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft State Pension Credit Regulations 2002, which were laid before this House on 26th June, be approved-(Joan Ryan):-It was agreed to.

21    Northern Ireland,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Order 2002, which was laid before this House on 26th June, be approved-(Joan Ryan):-It was agreed to.

22    Insolvency,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Insolvency Act 1986 (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2002, which were laid before this House on 26th June, be approved-(Joan Ryan):-It was agreed to.

23    Terms and Conditions of Employment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2002, which were laid before this House on 25th June, be approved-(Joan Ryan):-It was agreed to.

24    Family Law,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Child Support Appeals (Jurisdiction of Courts) Order 2002, which was laid before this House on 24th June, be approved-(Joan Ryan):-It was agreed to.

25    Family Law,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Child Support (Temporary Compensation Payment Scheme) (Modification and Amendment) Regulations 2002, which were laid before this House on 24th June, be approved-(Joan Ryan):-It was agreed to.

26    Public Petitions,-A Public Petition from Residents of Brightlingsea and the surrounding area for a public inquiry into a proposed planning application relating to the James and Stone Shipyard was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

27    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Joan Ryan.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till half-past Ten o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 10.30 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Eleven 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. 106) on Special Grants for Performance Pay Progression for Teachers on any Qualified Teacher Pay Scale, for Performance Pay Progression for Teachers on the Leadership Group Pay Spine, and for Threshold Payments for Teachers Employed by Local Authorities in Children's Homes [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1019] [Secretary Estelle Morris].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Civil Aviation,-Air Navigation (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1628), dated 26th June 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

3    Disabled Persons,-Rail Vehicle Accessibility (South West Trains Class 458 Vehicles) Exemption (Amendment) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1762), dated 10th July 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

4    Local Government,-Local Government Commission for England (Winding-up) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1723), dated 1st July 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

5    Police,-Police (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1758), dated 9th July 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

Other Papers:

6    Broadcasting,-Review and Financial Statements of the Broadcasting Standards Commission for 2001-02 [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

7    Chancellor of the Exchequer's Departments,-Resource Accounts of the Government Actuary's Department for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 898] [Ruth Kelly].

8    Health,-Government Response to the First Report from the Health Committee, Session 2001-02, on the Role of the Private Sector in the NHS [by Command] [Cm. 5567] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

9    Home Affairs,-Government Response to the Third Report from the Home Affairs Committee, Session 2001-02, on the Government's Drugs Policy: Is It Working? [by Command] [Cm. 5573] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

10    Industrial Training,-(1) Report and Accounts, and

    (2) Report and Financial Statements

    of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board for 2001 [by Act] [Secretary Estelle Morris].

11    Police,-Report and Accounts of the Police Complaints Authority for 2001-02 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1008] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

12    Transport,-Report and Accounts of British Waterways for 2001-02 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

13    Water,-Reports by the Chief Inspector, Drinking Water Inspectorate, for 2001 on

    (1) Drinking Water, and

    (2) Drinking Water for Wales

    [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft Contracting Out (Functions of Local Authorities: Income-Related Benefits) Order 2002:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Bob Blizzard, Mr Julian Brazier, Mr James Clappison, Geraint Davies, Mr David Drew, Barbara Follett, Mr David Heath, Judy Mallaber, Ms Meg Munn, Mr Greg Pope, Bridget Prentice, Mr David Ruffley, Angela Smith, Mr David Tredinnick, Steve Webb and Malcolm Wicks.

2    Draft Fixed-Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002 and the draft Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 (Amendment) Regulations 2002:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Regulations to the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Kevin Barron, Dr Vincent Cable, Mr David Chaytor, Mr Tony Clarke, Mr David Clelland, Brian Cotter, Mr Hilton Dawson, Mr Charles Hendry, Alan Johnson, Mr Robert Key, Mr Bob Laxton, Mr Andrew Mitchell, Mr Ian Pearson, Mr Andrew Robathan, Mr Martin Salter and Mr Chris Smith.

3    Draft Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000 (Information) Order 2002:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Tony Banks, Mr Henry Bellingham, Mr Clive Betts, Tom Brake, Mr Tom Clarke, Mrs Janet Dean, Jim Dowd, Mr Barry Gardiner, Mrs Cheryl Gillan, Mr Nick Hawkins, Beverley Hughes, Simon Hughes, Mr Denis Murphy, Mr Jim Murphy, Paddy Tipping and Mr Andrew Tyrie.

4    Draft Terrorism Act (Cessation of Effect of section 76) Order 2002:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Vera Baird, Mr Roger Berry, Mr Crispin Blunt, Peter Bottomley, Sir Sydney Chapman, Mrs Helen Clark, Mr John Hayes, Lady Hermon, Mr Lindsay Hoyle, Mr Kevan Jones, Jane Kennedy, Mrs Jackie Lawrence, Shona McIsaac, Mr Jim Murphy, Lembit Ípik and Jonathan Shaw.

5    Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Adaptation of Functions, etc.) (Amendment) Order 2002:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated twenty-one Members to serve on the Committee: Tony Baldry, Mr Alistair Carmichael, Mr Tam Dalyell, Mr Ian Davidson, Mr George Foulkes, Mr Nick Gibb, Mrs Jacqui Lait, Mr John Lyons, Mr John MacDougall, Mrs Anne McGuire, Mr Jim Murphy, Sandra Osborne, Hugh Robertson, John Robertson, Mr Ernie Ross, Mr Mohammad Sarwar, Mr David Stewart, Mr Desmond Swayne, John Thurso, Pete Wishart and Mr James Wray.

6    Draft Treasure (Designation) Order 2002 and the revised Treasure Act 1996 Code of Practice (England and Wales):

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order and Code of Practice to the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr John Baron, Mr Richard Caborn, Mr Ben Chapman, Denzil Davies, Mr Roger Godsiff, Mr John Greenway, Nick Harvey, Mr Jon Owen Jones, Mr Fraser Kemp, Mr David Lepper, Julie Morgan, Mr Kerry Pollard, Mr Laurence Robertson, Bob Russell, Mr Paul Truswell and Mr Bill Wiggin.

7    Draft Working Tax Credit (Entitlement and Maximum Rate) Regulations 2002, the draft Child Tax Credit Regulations 2002, draft Tax Credits (Definition and Calculation of Income) Regulations 2002 and the draft Tax Credits (Relevant Income and Determination of Rates) Regulations 2002:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Regulations to the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: John Austin, Mr John Bercow, Mr Tim Boswell, Ms Karen Buck, Richard Burden, Mr Edward Davey, Julia Drown, Mr Bill Etherington, Mr Michael Jack, Mr Peter Luff, Mr Alan Meale, Kali Mountford, Mr Chris Pond, Dawn Primarolo, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe and Steve Webb.

8    Draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2002:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Regulations to the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mrs Patsy Calton, Mr William Cash, Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas, Jim Dobbin, Mr John Hayes, Lady Hermon, Jane Kennedy, Mr Peter Kilfoyle, Mr Mark Lazarowicz, Shona McIsaac, Alice Mahon, Mr Jim Murphy, Bob Spink, Ms Gisela Stuart, Mr Hugo Swire and Derek Wyatt.

9    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 Gordon Marsden and Mr Mohammad Sarwar from the Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations); and nominated in substitution Laura Moffatt and Mr Frank Roy.

European Standing Committees

10    European Standing Committee A,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Dr Ian Gibson from European Standing Committee A; and nominated in substitution John Robertson.

11    European Union Document No. 9759/02, relating to staffing needs of the Commission in the enlarged European Union, has been referred to European Standing Committee B.

12    Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 5th July 2002, submitted by HM Treasury, relating to the Preliminary Draft Budget 2003, has been referred to European Standing Committee B.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Catering,-First Report from the Catering Committee [Refreshment Facilities in the House of Commons], 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. 832] [Mr Dennis Turner].

    2    Education and Skills,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Skills Committee [DfES Departmental Report 2002]; to be printed [No. 1012-ii] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

    3    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,-(1) Sixth Report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [The Departmental Annual Report 2002], together with an Appendix 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. 969]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The Role of DEFRA]; to be printed [No. 991-iii]

[Mr David Curry].

    4    Environmental Audit,-Fifth Report from the Environmental Audit Committee [A Sustainable Energy Strategy? Renewables and the PIU Review], 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. 582] [Mr John Horam].

    5    European Scrutiny,-Thirty-sixth Report from the European Scrutiny Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 152-xxxvi] [Mr Jimmy Hood].

    6    Health,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [Sexual Health]; to be printed [No. 990-ii] [Mr Simon Burns].

    7    Science and Technology,-Fourth Report from the Science and Technology Committee [Developments in Human Genetics and Embryology], 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. 791] [Dr Ian Gibson].

    8    Transport, Local Government and the Regions,-(1) Fourteenth Report from the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee [How the Local Government Act 2000 is working], together with 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. 602-I];

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The Work of the Electoral Commission]; to be printed [No. 1077-i]; and

    (3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Transport Sub-Committee of the Committee [Rail Freight and the Channel Tunnel]; to be printed [No. 1078-i]

    [Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody].

    9    Treasury,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee of the Treasury Committee [The Government Actuary's Department and Related Matters]; to be printed [No. 1083] [Mr John McFall].


[W.H., No. 102]

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 Ivor Caplin.)

        And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 1.59 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst   
Deputy Speaker    



 
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