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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 11th July 2002

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

PRAYERS.

1    Barclays Group Reorganisation Bill [Lords],-The House proceeded to consider the Barclays Group Reorganisation Bill [Lords], as amended in the Committee.

    Bill to be read the third time.

2    Housing Benefit (Withholding of Payment) Bill,-Mr Edward O'Hara reported from Standing Committee B, That it had gone through the Housing Benefit (Withholding of Benefit) Bill, and made Amendments thereunto, and had amended the Title as follows: A Bill to permit the withholding of housing benefit on grounds of anti-social behaviour in certain circumstances.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered on Friday 19th July; and to be printed [Bill 178].

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 1090].

3    Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr John Butterfill reported from the Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 and the Draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2002.

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

4    Thirteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Sir Nicholas Winterton reported from the Thirteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 92) (House of Commons Paper No. 877) on Special Grant11 July 2002 for Asylum Seekers Support (Adults and Families of Asylum Seekers) for 1999-2000 and the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 99) (House of Commons Paper No. 878) on Special Grant for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children for 2002-03.

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

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

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

    The Lords have agreed to the Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill, with Amendments; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

    Mobile Telephones (Re-programming) Bill [Lords],-The Lords have passed a Bill to create offences in respect of unique electronic equipment identifiers of mobile wireless communications devices; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

6    Proceeds of Crime Bill,-Lords Amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Bill to be considered to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 175].

7    Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill,-Lords Amendments to the Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill to be considered to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 176].

8    Mobile Telephones (Re-programming) Bill [Lords],-The Mobile Telephones (Re-programming) Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 177].

9    Commonwealth Bill,-The Order for considering this day the Commonwealth Bill, not amended in the Standing Committee, was read and discharged.

    Bill to be considered on Friday 19th July.

10    Control of Fireworks (No. 2) Bill,-Mrs Cheryl Gillan, supported by Mr Laurence Robertson, presented a Bill to make provision with respect to the sale and use of fireworks; 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 172].

11    Environmental Audit (No. 2) Bill,-Mr Laurence Robertson presented a Bill to require the Comptroller and Auditor General to examine and report on the environmental impact of public expenditure, and the environmental performance of government departments and certain other public bodies against targets set by Ministers; to provide for the establishment of an Environmental Auditor General to carry out such functions and report thereon to the House of Commons; 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 173].

12    Home Energy Conservation (No. 2) Bill,-Mr Jonathan Sayeed presented a Bill to make further provision about energy conservation in relation to residential accommodation; to make further provision about the eradication of fuel poverty; to amend the definition of house in multiple occupation in Part 11 of the Housing Act 1985; to amend the law relating to registration schemes for houses in multiple occupation; 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 174].

13    Adjournment (Intelligence agencies),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Nick Ainger);

    And it being Seven o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.

14    Public Petitions,-Public Petitions from-

    (1) residents of Tuddenham, Suffolk, and others for improvements to the A11 at Tuddenham, and

    (2) residents of North West Norfolk for a review of fireworks legislation

    were presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

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

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

[Adjourned at 7.30 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Nine o'clock.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Northern Ireland,-Draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2002 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Reid].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Agriculture,-Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1767), dated 10th July 2002 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

3    Consumer Protection,-Dangerous Substances and Preparations (Safety) (Consolidation) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1770), dated 10th July 2002 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

4    Legal Services Commission,-Community Legal Service (Financial) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1766), dated 6th July 2002 [by Act] [Ms Rosie Winterton].

5    National Health Service,-National Health Service (General Medical Services) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1768), dated 10th July 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

Other Papers:

6    Atomic Energy Authority,-Account of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1073] [Clerk of the House].

7    Criminal Appeal,-Accounts of the Criminal Cases Review Commission for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1066] [Clerk of the House].

8    Defence Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of the Defence Bills Agency for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 910] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

9    Development of Tourism,-Accounts of the British Tourist Authority for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1072] [Clerk of the House].

10    Environmental Protection,-Accounts of English Nature for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1071] [Clerk of the House].

11    Gaming,-Report and Financial Statements of the Gaming Board for Great Britain for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1016] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

12    Government Trading Funds,-Report and Accounts of OGCbuying.solutions for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1021] [Clerk of the House].

13    Housing,-Reports and Accounts for 2001-02 of

    (1) Castle Vale Housing Action Trust, and

    (2) Liverpool Housing Action Trust

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

14    National Heritage,-Report and Accounts of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 891] [Clerk of the House].

15    Postal Services,-Account of the Consumer Council for Postal Services for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1079] [Clerk of the House].

16    Science and Technology,-Report and Accounts of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 923] [Clerk of the House].

17    Trade and Industry Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of the Employment Tribunals Service for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 951] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

18    Utilities,-Report and Financial Statements of the Gas and Electricity Supply Authority for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1020] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft Contracting Out (Functions of Local Authorities: Income-Related Benefits) Order 2002,-The Speaker has appointed Mr John Butterfill Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

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,-The Speaker has appointed Mr David Chidgey Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

3    Draft Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000 (Information) Order 2002,-The Speaker has appointed Mr James Cran Chairman of the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

4    Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Cessation of Effect of section 76) Order 2002,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Alan Hurst Chairman of the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

5    Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Adaptation of functions etc) (Amendment) Order 2002,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Jimmy Hood Chairman of the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

6    Draft Treasure (Designation) Order 2002 and the Revised Treasure Act 1996 Code of Practice (England and Wales),-The Speaker has appointed Mr James Cran Chairman of the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order and the Code of Practice.

7    Draft Working Tax Credit (Entitlement and Maximum Rate) Regulations 2002, the draft Child Tax Credit Regulations 2002, the draft Tax Credits (Definition and Calculation of Income) Regulations 2002 and the draft Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) Regulations 2002,-The Speaker has appointed Mrs Irene Adams Chairman of the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

8    Draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2002,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Roger Gale Chairman of the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

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 John Smith from the Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations); and nominated in substitution David Hamilton.

Standing Committee on the Convention

10    The Speaker has appointed Frank Cook Chairman of the Standing Committee on the Convention.

Standing Committee on Regional Affairs

11    The Speaker has appointed Mr Bill O'Brien Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regional Affairs in respect of its meeting on Wednesday 17th July.

European Standing Committees

12    The Speaker has appointed Mr Joe Benton Chairman of European Standing Committee A in respect of European Union Document No. 15275/01 on major accident hazards involving dangerous substances.

13    The Speaker has appointed Mr Joe Benton Chairman of European Standing Committee B in respect of the unnumbered European Union Document, the 2003 draft Preliminary Budget.

14    The Speaker has appointed Mrs Marion Roe Chairman of European Standing Committee C in respect of European Union Document Nos. 9923/01 and 10143/01, on waste from electrical and electronic equipment, and two unnumbered explanatory memoranda dated 15th March 2002 from the Department of Trade and Industry.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Home Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee [The Conduct of Investigations into Past Cases of Abuse in Children's Homes]; to be printed [No. 836-vii] [Mr Chris Mullin].

    2    Public Administration,-(1) Eighth Report from the Select Committee on Public Administration ["These Unfortunate Events": Lessons of Recent Events at the former DTLR]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 303];

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Freedom of Information]; to be printed [No. 1085-i];

    (3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Ombudsman Issues]; to be printed [No. 563-iv]; and

    (4) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The New Centre]; to be printed [No. 262-iii]

    [Tony Wright].

    3    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 [Nos. 981-iii and -iv] [Andrew Bennett].

    4    Treasury,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee [Split Capital Investment Trusts]; to be printed [No. 1089-i] [Mr John McFall].

[W.H., No. 103]

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 (The role of the private sector in the NHS-First Report from the Health 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 John Heppell);

    And the sitting having continued for three hours, it was adjourned without Question put, till Tuesday 16th July.

[Adjourned at 5.30 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker

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CORRIGENDUM

    In the Votes and Proceedings of 10th July, item 7 in Appendix I, relating to the Resource Accounts of the Government Actuary's Department for 2001-02, should have House of Commons Paper number 1087.



 
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