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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 17th October 2002

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

PRAYERS.

1    London Development Agency Bill,-The House proceeded to consider the London Development Agency Bill, as amended in the Committee.

    Bill to be read the third time.

2    Milford Haven Port Authority Bill [Lords],-The House proceeded to consider the Milford Haven Port Authority Bill [Lords], as amended in the Committee.

    Bill to be read the third time.

3    Selection,-The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed yesterday, That Mr John Hayes be discharged from the Committee of Selection and Mr Peter Luff be added to the Committee;

    Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Monday 21st October.

4    European Standing Committee B,-Mr Peter Atkinson reported from European Standing Committee B the following Resolution:

    That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 10207/01, Commission Communication on the implementation of the European Union Action Plan on Drugs (2000-2004); welcomes the mid-term review of the Plan; and urges that it should be revised to ensure that priority is given to achievable, timebound targets that will contribute measurably to the European Union's contribution to the fight against drug abuse and trafficking.

    Report, together with Resolution, 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 Amendments made by this House to the Barclays Group Reorganisation Bill [Lords], without Amendment.

6    Northern Ireland Grand Committee,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Orders Nos. 114 (Northern Ireland Grand Committee (legislative proposals and other matters relating exclusively to Northern Ireland)) and 116 (Northern Ireland Grand Committee (sittings)), That-

    (1) the proposal for a draft Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2002, being a legislative proposal relating exclusively to Northern Ireland, be referred to the Northern Ireland Grand Committee;

    (2) the Committee shall meet at Westminster on Thursday 24th October at 2.30 p.m.; and

    (3) at that meeting the Committee shall consider the legislative proposal referred to it under paragraph (1) above, and the Chairman shall interrupt proceedings at 4.30 p.m.-(Mr Jim Murphy):-It was agreed to.

7    Adjournment (Defence in the World),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Jim Murphy);

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

8    London Government,-Ordered, That the Road User Charging (Charges and Penalty Charging) (London) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2285) be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.-(Mr John Heppell.)

9    London Government,-Ordered, That the Road User Charging (Enforcement and Adjudication) (London) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2313) be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.-(Mr John Heppell.)

10    Highways,-Ordered, That the Trunk Road Charging Schemes (Bridges and Tunnels) (England) Procedure Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2303) be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.-(Mr John Heppell.)

11    Business of the House,-Ordered, That at the sitting on Tuesday 22nd October, paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 31 (Questions on amendments) shall apply to proceedings on Motions in the name of Mr Charles Kennedy as if the day were one of the Opposition Days allotted under paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business).-(Mr John Heppell.)

12    Business of the House,-Ordered, That, at the sitting on Thursday 24th October, the first Motion in the name of the Prime Minister for the adjournment of the House shall lapse three hours after it has been made or at Five o'clock, whichever is the later.-(Mr John Heppell.)

13    Business of the House,-Ordered, That, at the sitting on Wednesday 23rd October, if proceedings on opposition business are not concluded before Seven o'clock, any Private Business set down by direction of the Chairman of Ways and Means for that hour shall stand over to the conclusion of proceedings on opposition business and may be proceeded with, though opposed, for three hours after it has been entered upon.-(Mr John Heppell.)

14    Public Petitions,-A Public Petition from 'Consumers for Health Choice' and others against restrictions on the availability of natural health products was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

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

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till half-past Seven o'clock, adjourned till Monday 21st October.

[Adjourned at 7.30 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock on Monday next.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1    Agriculture,-Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Additional Designations) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2614), dated 15th October 2002 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

Other Papers:

2    Culture, Media and Sport,-Government Response to the Seventh Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Session 2001-02, on the Government's Proposals for Gambling: Nothing to Lose? [by Command] [Cm. 5622] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

3    Defence,-Ministry of Defence Minute, dated 17th October 2002, concerning the gifting of up to 133 Challenger 1 tanks to the Government of Jordan [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

4    Football Spectators,-Report and Accounts of the Football Licensing Authority for 2001-02 [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

5    Public Petitions,-Observations by the Secretary of State for Transport on the Petition [16th July] from residents of South Bedfordshire for a bypass and other road improvements around Dunstable [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

6    School Standards and Framework,-Accounts of-

    (1) the Ashington Education Action Zone for 2001-02,

    (2) the Blackburn with Darwen Education Action Zone for 2000-01,

    (3) the Camborne Pool Redruth Education Action Zone for 1999-2000,

    (4) the Camborne Pool Redruth Education Action Zone for 2000-01,

    (5) the East Manchester Education Action Zone for 2000-01,

    (6) the Grimsby (North East Lincolnshire) Education Action Zone for 2000-01,

    (7) the North Islington Education Action Zone for 2000-01,

    (8) the North Stockton Education Action Zone for 2001-02,

    (9) the Sunderland Education Action Zone for 2001-02, and

    (10) the Wednesbury Education Action Zone for 2000-01,

    with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 1174, 1178, 1171, 1172, 1177, 1175, 1176, 1173, 1170 and 1192] [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Reports from Select Committees

    Trade and Industry,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Trade and Industry Committee [The use of retentions in the construction industry]; to be printed [1234-i] [Mr Martin O'Neill].

[W.H., No. 111]

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 (Road traffic speed-Ninth Report from the Transport, Local Government and the Regions 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 22nd October.

[Adjourned at 5.30 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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