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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 22nd July 2002

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

PRAYERS.

1    Foot and Mouth Disease Inquiry,-Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there shall be laid before this House a Return of the Report, evidence and supporting papers of the Inquiry into Foot and Mouth Disease 2001: Lessons to be Learned, conducted by Dr Iain Anderson.-(Mr Fraser Kemp.)

2    First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Roger Gale reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 106) (House of Commons Paper No. 1019) 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.

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

3    Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Edward O'Hara reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 105) (House of Commons Paper No. 1069) on Invest to Save budget round 4 projects and Local Government On-line.

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

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

    The Lords have agreed to the Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill, without Amendment.

    The Lords do not insist on certain of their Amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Bill, to which this House has disagreed; and they do not insist on the remaining Amendments to which this House has disagreed but propose Amendments in lieu thereof, to which they desire the agreement of this House.

    The Lords agree, without Amendment, to certain of the Amendments made by this House to the Police Reform Bill [Lords]; and they agree to the remaining Amendments made by this House, with Amendments, to which they desire the agreement of this House.

5    Proceeds of Crime Bill,-Lords Amendments in lieu of Lords Amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Bill to which the Commons have disagreed to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 187].

6    Police Reform Bill [Lords],-Lords Amendments to Commons Amendments to the Police Reform Bill [Lords] to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 186].

7    Endangered Species (Offences) Bill,-Mr David Amess, supported by Bob Spink, John Mann, Andrew Rosindell, Miss Ann Widdecombe, Mr Bill Wiggin, Mr Ian Cawsey, Mrs Helen Clark, Jane Griffiths, Mr Mike Hancock, Linda Perham and Angela Watkinson, presented a Bill to provide for the punishment of offences relating to endangered species; to make consequential amendments to certain enactments; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Thursday 14th November and to be printed [Bill 185].

8    Mobile Telephones (Re-programming) Bill [Lords],-The Mobile Telephones (Re-programming) Bill [Lords] was, according to Order, read a second time.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of bills), That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House-(Mr Phil Woolas):-It was agreed to.

    Committee to-morrow.

9    Select Committees,-Ordered, That-

    (1) with effect from 23rd July, Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments) be amended as follows:

      In the Table, after item 9, insert:

'Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing,
Planning, Local Government and the Regions
Office of the Deputy
Prime Minister
11'

      Leave out item 13 and insert:

'TransportDepartment for Transport11'

      Line 11, leave out from 'Committee' to end of line 12.

    (2) That the unreported evidence taken by the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee shall stand referred to the Transport Committee and the Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions.

    (3) That, with effect from 23rd July, the Order of 5th November 2001 relating to Liaison Committee (Membership) be amended as follows:

      Paragraph (2), after 'Northern Ireland Affairs' insert 'Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions'.

      Paragraph (2), leave out 'Transport, Local Government and the Regions' and insert 'Transport'.

    (4) That paragraph (2)(a) of Standing Order No. 121 (Nomination of select committees) shall not apply to nominations to any Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions and to any Transport Committee made before 23rd July, and any such nominations made by the House shall have effect from 23rd July.-(Mr Robin Cook.)

10    Transport,-Ordered, That Tom Brake, Mr Gregory Campbell, Mr Brian H. Donohoe, Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody, Clive Efford, Mrs Louise Ellman, Chris Grayling, Helen Jackson, Mr George Stevenson, Mr Graham Stringer and Mr Robert Syms be members of the Transport Committee.-(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

11    Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions,-Ordered, That Andrew Bennett, Sir Paul Beresford, Mr Clive Betts, Alistair Burt, Mr David Clelland, Mr John Cummings, Chris Mole, Mr Bill O'Brien, Dr John Pugh, Christine Russell and Mr Gary Streeter be members of the Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions.-(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

12    Adjournment (Matters to be considered before the forthcoming adjournment),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Phil Woolas);

    And it being Ten o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.

13    Business of the House,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business), That at this day's sitting the Motion relating to Select Committees in the name of Mr Robin Cook, Motions in the name of Mr John McWilliam and the Motion for the Adjournment in the name of Prime Minister may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour-(Mr John Heppell):-It was agreed to.

14    Adjournment (Matters to be considered before the forthcoming adjournment),-The Question being again proposed, That this House do now adjourn;

    Tuesday 23rd July 2002

    The Motion was, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

15    Merchant Shipping,-Ordered, That the Merchant Shipping (Safety of Navigation) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1473), dated 31st May 2002, a copy of which was laid before this House on 31st May, be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.-(Mr John Heppell.)

16    Transport,-Ordered, That the Railways Interoperability (High-Speed) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1166), dated 24th April 2002, a copy of which was laid before this House on 25th April, be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.-(Mr John Heppell.)

17    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr John Heppell.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till Two o'clock on Tuesday morning, adjourned till this day.

[Adjourned at 2 a.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    Church of England (General Synod) (Measures),-Measure passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, entitled Synodical Government (Amendment) Measure [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1135] [Clerk of the House].

2    Income Tax,-Draft Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (The United States of America) Order 2002 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3    Betting, Gaming and Lotteries,-(1) Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1904),

    (2) Gaming (Bingo) Act (Variation of Monetary Limit) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1909),

    (3) Gaming Clubs (Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1902),

    (4) Gaming Clubs (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1910), and

    (5) Gaming Clubs (Multiple Bingo) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1901),

    dated 19th July 2002 [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

4    Cinemas and Films,-Cinematograph (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1903), dated 19th July 2002 [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

5    Companies,-Companies (Disclosure of Information) (Designated Authorities) (No. 2) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1889), dated 19th July 2002 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

6    Environmental Protection,-Agricultural or Forestry Tractors (Emission of Gaseous and Particulate Pollutants) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1891), dated 17th July 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

7    Food,-Contaminants in Food (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1923), dated 22nd July 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

8    Parliament,-Parliamentary Pensions (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1887), dated 22nd July 2002 [by Act] [Mr Robin Cook].

9    Pensions,-Superannuation (Admission to Schedule 1 to the Superannuation Act 1972) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1913), dated 22nd July 2002 [by Act] [Mr Douglas Alexander].

10    Police,-Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Modifications to Code C and Code D) (Certain Police Areas) (Amendment) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1863), dated 18th July 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

11    Telegraphs,-Wireless Telegraphy (Public Fixed Wireless Access Licences) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1911), dated 22nd July 2002 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

12    Tractors,-Agricultural or Forestry Tractors and Tractor Components (Type Approval) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1890), dated 17th July 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

Other Papers:

13    Access to Justice,-Report and Financial Statements of the Legal Services Commission for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 949] [Ms Rosie Winterton].

14    Cabinet Office Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of the Centre for Management and Policy Studies for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1091] [Mr Douglas Alexander].

15    Church of England (General Synod) (Measures),-Report by the Ecclesiastical Committee on the Synodical Government (Amendment) Measure [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1136] [Clerk of the House].

16    Crown Agents,-Accounts of the Crown Agents Holding and Realisation Board for 2001, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1131] [Clerk of the House].

17    Defence,-Ministry of Defence Minute, dated 22nd July 2002, concerning the gifting of non-lethal military equipment to the Government of Nepal [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

18    Defence Executive Agencies,-Reports and Accounts of-

    (1) the Defence Analytical Services Agency,

    (2) the Defence Medical Training Organisation,

    (3) the Defence Vetting Agency,

    (4) the Ministry of Defence Police, and

    (5) the Royal Air Force Personnel Management Agency

    for 2001-02, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 1032, 947, 1025, 1062 and 982] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

19    Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall,-Accounts of the Duchy of Lancaster for 2001-02 [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].

20    Education,-Accounts of-

    (1) the Teacher Training Agency, and

    (2) the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

    for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 1128 and 1124] [Clerk of the House].

21    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of the Pesticides Safety Directorate for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 941] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

22    European Community Finances,-Paper, entitled Statement on the 2002 EC Budget and measures to counter fraud and financial mismanagement [by Command] [Cm. 5547] [Ruth Kelly].

23    Foot and Mouth Disease Inquiry,-Return to an Address to Her Majesty for a Return of the Report, evidence and supporting papers of the Inquiry into Foot and Mouth Disease 2001: Lessons to be Learned, conducted by Dr Iain Anderson [pursuant to Resolution this day]; to be printed and published [No. 888] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

24    Government Trading Funds,-Reports and Accounts of-

    (1) the Central Office of Information,

    (2) the Defence Aviation and Repair Agency, and

    (3) the Patent Office

    for 2001-02, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 954, 886 and 932] [Clerk of the House]

25    Housing,-Report and Accounts of Tower Hamlets Housing Action Trust for 2001-02 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

26    Ireland (No. 1, 2002),-Agreement, done at Belfast on 29th April 2002, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Ireland on Police Co-Operation, with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Cm. 5579] [Mr Secretary Straw].

27    Learning and Skills,-Account of the Adult Learning Inspectorate for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1123] [Clerk of the House].

28    Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development,-Report and Financial Statements of English Partnerships for 2001-02 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

29    National Audit,-Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on The Public Private Partnership for National Air Traffic Services Ltd [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1096] [Clerk of the House].

30    National Statistics,-Report and Resource Accounts of the Office for National Statistics for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1110] [Ruth Kelly].

31    Northern Ireland,-Proposal for a draft Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2002, together with an Explanatory Document [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

32    Police,-Report and Accounts of the Police Information Technology Organisation for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1082] [Clerk of the House].

33    Regulatory Reform,-Proposal under the Regulatory Reform Act 2001 for a Regulatory Reform (Business Tenancies) (England and Wales) Order 2003, together with a statement by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

34    School Standards and Framework,-Account of the Ellesmere Port Education Action Zone for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1125] [Clerk of the House].

35    Science and Technology,-Accounts of the Research Councils' Pension Schemes for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1127] [Clerk of the House].

36    Severn Bridges,-Accounts prepared pursuant to section 28(1)(b) of the Severn Bridges Act 1992 for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1132] [Clerk of the House].

37    Superannuation,-(1) Civil Service Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2002,

    (2) Civil Service Compensation Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2002,

    (3) Civil Service Compensation Scheme (Amendment No. 2) Scheme 2002,

    (4) Civil Service Injury Benefits Scheme,

    (5) Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (Amendment) (Addition of New Section) Scheme 2002, and

    (6) Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (Amendment No. 2) Scheme 2002,

dated 22nd July 2002 [by Act] [Mr Douglas Alexander].

38    Teaching and Higher Education,-Accounts of the General Teaching Council for England for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1129] [Clerk of the House].

39    Trade Union and Labour Relations,-Accounts of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, the Certification Officer and the Central Arbitration Committee for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1126] [Clerk of the House].

40    Transport Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of the Maritime & Coast Guard Agency for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 926] [Mr Secretary Darling].

41    Transport, Local Government and the Regions,-Government Response to the Eighth Report from the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee: 10 Year Plan for Transport [by Command] [Cm. 5569] [Mr Secretary Darling].

42    Treasury Executive Agencies,-Reports and Accounts of National Savings and Investments for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 980] [Ruth Kelly].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 106) (House of Commons Paper No. 1019) 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,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Clive Betts and Mr Kevan Jones from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Report); and nominated in substitution Kevin Brennan and Mr Tom Harris.

2    Parliamentary Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1807),-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr David Clelland from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Regulations); and nominated in substitution Mr David Marshall.

European Standing Committees

3    The Speaker has appointed Mr John Butterfill Chairman of European Standing Committee A in respect of European Union Document No. 15275/01, relating to major accident hazards involving dangerous substances, in place of Mr Joe Benton.

4    The Speaker has appointed Mr Peter Atkinson Chairman of European Standing Committee B in respect of European Union Document No. 10207/01, the EU Action Plan on Drugs.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Environmental Audit,-Sixth Report from the Environmental Audit Committee [Buying Time for Forests: Timber Trade and Public Procurement]; 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. 792] [Mr John Horam].

    2    Human Rights,-(1) Twentieth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights [Draft Extradition Bill]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1140];

    (2) Twenty-first Report from the Committee [Scrutiny of Bills: Further Progress Report]; together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1141]; and

    (3) Twenty-second Report from the Committee [The Case for a Human Rights Commission: Interim Report], together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1142]

    [Jean Corston].



 
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