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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 23rd July 2002

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

PRAYERS.

1    HSBC Investment Banking Bill [Lords],-The Order of the day being read, for the Third Reading of the HSBC Investment Banking Bill [Lords];

    Ordered, That the HSBC Investment Banking Bill [Lords] be read the third time on Tuesday 15th October.

2    Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr John Cummings reported from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Parliamentary Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (SI 2002, No 1807).

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

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

    The Lords do not insist on one of their Amendments to the Export Control Bill to which this House has disagreed, but propose Amendments in lieu thereof, to which they desire the concurrence of this House; they agree to the Amendments made by this House to certain of the Lords Amendments; and they do not insist on their remaining Amendments to which this House has disagreed.

    The Lords insist on certain of their Amendments to the Education Bill to which this House has disagreed; they do not agree with the Amendment proposed by this House in lieu of one of the Lords Amendments, but propose an Amendment in lieu thereof, to which they desire the concurrence of this House; they agree with the Amendment proposed by this House in lieu of one of the Lords Amendments; and they do not insist on their remaining Amendment and agree to the Amendments made by this House to the words so restored to the Bill and to the consequential Amendment made by this House.

4    Export Control Bill,-Lords Amendments in lieu of a Lords Amendment to the Export Control Bill disagreed to by this House to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 190].

5    Education Bill,-Lords Amendment in lieu of a Commons Amendment in lieu of a Lords Amendment to the Education Bill to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 191].

6    Local Sustainability Bill,-Sue Doughty, supported by Mr Don Foster, Mrs Patsy Calton, Alan Simpson, Mr Simon Thomas, Dr Vincent Cable, Joan Walley, Jane Griffiths, Paul Holmes, Mr Harold Best and Alice Mahon presented a Bill to require the drawing up and implementation of strategies for promoting and increasing local or regional sustainability; to require the setting of targets for the implementation of those strategies; to specify the functions of the Secretary of State and the National Assembly for Wales; 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 188].

7    Redundancy Payments,-Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to remove the maximum amount of a week's pay for the purpose of calculating redundancy payments: And that Mr David Crausby, Jim Dobbin, Syd Rapson, Mr Michael Clapham, Mr Lindsay Hoyle, Geraldine Smith, Mr Kevan Jones, Mr Bill Olner, Mr George Howarth, David Wright, Mr Anthony D. Wright and John Mann do prepare and bring it in.

8    Redundancy Payments Bill,-Mr David Crausby accordingly presented a Bill to remove the maximum amount of a week's pay for the purpose of calculating redundancy payments: 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 189].

9    Local Government Finance,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That 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, which was laid before this House on 10th July, be approved-(Mr Gerry Sutcliffe):-It was agreed to.

10    Adjournment (Public Expenditure),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Gerry Sutcliffe);

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

11    Public Petitions,-Public Petitions from-

    (1) residents of York and surrounding areas for representations to the Government of India for the release of Ian Stillman,

    (2) supporters of Carlisle United Football Club for continuance of Carlisle United's membership of the Football League,

    (3) Mrs Pat Cager and others for a review of sentencing policy in relation to manslaughter, and

    (4) residents of Chorley and others for free off-peak travel for pensioners on buses and trains

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

12    Public Petition,-A Public Petition from the Islamic Education and Cultural Society of Hayes and others for action by Her Majesty's Government to secure the rights of Palestinians was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

13    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Fraser Kemp.)

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

[Adjourned at 10.32 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    Income Tax,-Draft Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Lithuania) Order 2002 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Agriculture,-Hemp (Third Country Imports) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1924), dated 22nd July 2002 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

3    Education,-Education Maintenance Allowance (Pilot Areas) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1841), dated 16th July 2002 [by Act] [Secretary Estelle Morris].

4    Landlord and Tenant,-Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) (England) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1925), dated 22nd July 2002 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

5    Social Security,-Income-Related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) Amendment Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1859), dated 17th July 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].

Other Papers:

6    Agriculture,-Report on Smallholdings in England for 2000-01 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

7    Animals,-Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals in Great Britain for 2001 [by Command] [Cm. 5581] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

8    British Library,-Statement of Appointment of Duncan Lewis to the Board of the British Library [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

9    Broadcasting,-Accounts of the Independent Television Commission Additional Payments and Financial Penalties by Licensees for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1137] [Clerk of the House].

10    Cabinet Office Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of the Government Car and Despatch Agency for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1084] [Mr Douglas Alexander].

11    Coal Industry,-Report and Accounts of the Coal Authority for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

12    Companies,-Report by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on Companies in 2001-02 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

13    Criminal Appeal,-Report and Accounts of the Criminal Cases Review Commission for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

14    Defence Executive Agencies,-Reports and Accounts of-

    (1) the Defence Estates Agency for 2001-02,

    (2) the Defence Geographic and Imagery Intelligence Agency for 2000-01,

    (3) the Defence Secondary Care Agency for 2001-02, and

    (4) the Naval Manning Agency for 2001-02,

    with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 1080, 1116, 1093 and 1030] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

15    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Executive Agencies,-Reports and Accounts of-

    (1) the Central Science Laboratory,

    (2) the Veterinary Laboratories Agency, and

    (3) the Veterinary Medicines Directorate,

    for 2001-02, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 1054, 1060 and 1001] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

16    Food Standards Agency Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of the Meat Hygiene Service for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1094] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

17    Foreign and Commonwealth Office Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of Wilton Park for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1014] [Mr Secretary Straw].

18    Government Trading Funds,-Reports and Accounts of-

    (1) Companies House,

    (2) the Driving Standards Agency,

    (3) the Fire Service College,

    (4) HM Land Registry, and

    (5) the Medicines Control Agency

    for 2001-02, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 985, 997, 1088, 1063 and 983] [Clerk of the House].

19    Greenwich Hospital,-Accounts of the Greenwich Hospital and Travers Foundation for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1106] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

20    Historical Manuscripts,-Report and Financial Statements of the Historical Manuscripts Commission for 2001-02 [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

21    Hong Kong,-Six-monthly Report on Hong Kong, January-June 2002 [by Command] [Cm. 5568] [Mr Secretary Straw].

22    Housing,-Review and Accounts of The Housing Corporation for 2001-02 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

23    Immigration and Asylum,-Report and Accounts of the Immigration Services Commissioner for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 855] [Clerk of the House].

24    Inland Revenue Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of the Valuation Office for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 996] [Dawn Primarolo].

25    Judicial Statistics,-Judicial Statistics for England and Wales for 2001 [by Command] [Cm. 5551] [Ms Rosie Winterton].

26    Local Government,-Report and Accounts of the Local Government Commission for England for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

27    Lord Chancellor's Department Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of the Public Guardianship Office for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1059] [Ms Rosie Winterton].

28    Medicines,-Reports of the Medicines Commission, Committee on Safety of Medicines, Advisory Board on the Registration of Homoeopathic Products, Veterinary Products Committee, the British Pharmacopoeia Commission, the Independent Review Panel for Advertising and the Independent Review Panel for Borderline Products for 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

29    Museums and Galleries,-Account of the National Portrait Gallery for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1138] [Clerk of the House].

30    National Audit,-Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Ministry of Defence: Exercise Saif Sareea II [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1097] [Clerk of the House].

31    National Health Service,-Report and Accounts of the National Health Service Pensions Agency for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1055] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

32    National Heritage,-Report and Accounts of English Heritage for 2001-02 [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

33    National Lottery,-(1) Accounts of-

    (a) the Arts Council of Wales Lottery Distribution, and

    (b) the Sports Council for Wales Lottery Distribution

    for 2001-02, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 1133 and 1134] [Clerk of the House], and

    (2) UK Sport Lottery Strategy for 2002-05 [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

34    Police (Northern Ireland),-Report of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland for the period 6th November 2000 to 31st March 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

35    Postal Services,-Report and Accounts of Postwatch for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

36    Prisons (Northern Ireland),-Report and Accounts of the Northern Ireland Prison Service for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1026] [Mr Secretary Reid].

37    Public Lending Right,-Account of the Public Lending Right Central Fund for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1139] [Clerk of the House].

38    Radiological Protection,-Accounts of the National Radiological Protection Board for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1130] [Clerk of the House].

39    Resource Accounts, 2001-02,-Resource Accounts of the Export Credits Guarantee Department for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1061] [Ruth Kelly].

40    Science and Technology,-Reports and Accounts of-

    (1) the Medical Research Council for 2001-02, and

    (2) the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon

    [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

41    Social Security,-Report by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the Social Fund for 2001-02 [by Command] [Cm. 5492] [Mr Secretary Smith].

42    Social Security Administration,-Account of the National Insurance Fund for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1076] [Clerk of the House].

43    Trade and Industry,-Government Response to the Third Report from the Trade and Industry Committee, Session 2001-02, on Manufacturing Strategy [by Command] [Cm. 5578] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

44    Transport Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1015] [Mr Secretary Darling].

45    Treasury Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of the Debt Management Office for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 937] [Ruth Kelly].

46    Work and Pensions Executive Agencies,-Reports and Accounts of-

    (1) the Appeals Service,

    (2) the Benefits Agency,

    (3) the Child Support Agency, and

    (4) the Employment Service,

    for 2001-02, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 1068, 929, 894 and 955] [Mr Secretary Smith].

APPENDIX II

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [Foot and Mouth Disease: Lessons to be Learned]; to be printed [No. 1144] [Mr David Curry].

    2    Foreign Affairs,-(1) Ninth Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee [Private Military Companies], together with Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee, and Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 922];

    (2) Tenth Report from the Committee [Zimbabwe], together with Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee and Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 813];

    (3) Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee on 13th March [Barcelona European Council]; to be printed [No. 698-ii]; and

    (4) Appendix to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee on 19th June [Seville European Council]; to be printed [No. 974-ii]

    [Donald Anderson].

    3    Health,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [Sexual Health]; to be printed [No. 990-iv] [Mr David Hinchliffe].

    4    Home Affairs,-(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee [Lord Chancellor's Department Annual Report 2001-02]; to be printed [No. 1143-i]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [The Conduct of Investigations into Past Cases of Abuse in Children's Homes]; to be printed [No. 836-II]

    [Mr Chris Mullin].

    5    Select Committees (Choice of Chairman),-Andrew Bennett reported from the Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions, That he had been chosen as Chairman of the Committee.

    6    Standards and Privileges,-Tenth Report from the Committee on Standards and Privileges, together with an Appendix [Complaint against Mr Peter Brooke]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1147] [Sir George Young].

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

    8    Trade and Industry,-(1) Fifth Report from the Trade and Industry Committee [Managing the Nuclear Legacy: Comments on the Government White Paper], together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1074]; and

    (2) Sixth Report from the Committee [Fuel Poverty], together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 814]

    [Mr Martin O'Neill].

    9    Treasury,-(1) Seventh Report from the Treasury Committee [Departmental Reports 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. 340]; and

    (2) Eighth Report from the Committee [Inland Revenue: Self Assessment Systems], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee of the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 681]

    [Mr John McFall].

    10    Work and Pensions,-Third Report from the Work and Pensions Committee [The Government's Employment Strategy], 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. 815] [Mr Archy Kirkwood].

[W.H., No. 107]

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 2 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst
Deputy Speaker



 
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