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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 21st October 2002

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

PRAYERS.

1    Selection,-The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed [16th October], 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 to-morrow.

2    First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mrs Marion Roe reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Railways (Interoperability) (High-Speed) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1166).

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

3    Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [Lords],-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [Lords], as amended in the Standing Committee.

    A Clause (Commission of body to study the effects of Act)-(Tim Loughton)-brought up, and read the first time.

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

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Chris Grayling, Mr Desmond Swayne: 120.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Ivor Caplin, Mr Bill Rammell: 329.

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

4    EU Action Plan on Drugs,-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 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-(Jim Fitzpatrick):-It was agreed to.

5    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 Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2002, which was laid before this House on 11th July, be approved-(Jim Fitzpatrick):-It was agreed to.

6    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.

7    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Jim Fitzpatrick.)

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

[Adjourned at 8.34 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 delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 18th October 2002 (Non-sitting Friday, S.O. No. 12) pursuant to Standing Order No. 159 (Presentation of statutory instruments):

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1    National Health Service,-National Health Service Litigation Authority (Establishment and Constitution) Amendment Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2621), dated 17th October 2002 [Mr Secretary Milburn].

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 21st October 2002:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Agriculture,-Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2639), dated 21st October 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

3    Freedom of Information,-Freedom of Information (Additional Public Authorities) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2623), dated 17th October 2002 [by Act] [Yvette Cooper].

4    Immigration,-Asylum Support (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2619), dated 16th October 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

Other Papers:

5    National Audit,-Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Helping victims and witnesses: the work of Victim Support [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1212] [Clerk of the House].

6    Reserve Forces,-(1) Report under section 54 (7) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 of a call-out order under section 54 (1) of that Act; and

    (2) Amendments to the Territorial Army Regulations 1978

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

7    Utilities,-Report and Summarised Accounts of Energywatch for the seventeen months to 31st March 2002 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Papers withdrawn:

8     European Communities,-Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, and the Republic of Croatia) Order 2002 [laid 17th July].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) Order 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Brian Jenkins, Christine Russell and Dr Phyllis Starkey from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Hugh Bayley, Ross Cranston and Mr Colin Pickthall.

2    Draft Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) (Elected Representatives) Order 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Richard Allan from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Mr Andrew Stunell.

3    Trunk Road Charging Schemes (Bridges and Tunnels) (England) Procedure Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2303):

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

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Tom Brake, Colin Burgon, Mr Christopher Chope, Harry Cohen, Tony Cunningham, Geraint Davies, Mr Don Foster, Dr Hywel Francis, Mr Andrew Mitchell, Mr George Osborne, Mr John Randall, Syd Rapson, Joan Ruddock, Joan Ryan, Mr John Spellar and Mr Dave Watts.

4    Road User Charging (Enforcement and Adjudication) (London) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2313) and the Road User Charging (Charges and Penalty Charges) (London) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2285):

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

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Adrian Bailey, Tom Brake, Mr Christopher Chope, Mr David Crausby, Mr Wayne David, Mr Don Foster, Alan Keen, Rob Marris, Mr Eric Martlew, Dr Doug Naysmith, Mr John Randall, Joan Ryan, Mr Mark Simmonds, Mr John Spellar, Mr David Tredinnick and Mr Dave Watts.

Grand Committees

5    The Speaker has appointed Mr John McWilliam Chairman of the Northern Ireland Grand Committee in respect of its meeting on Thursday 24th October.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Health,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [Public Expenditure 2002]; to be printed [No. 1238-i] [Mr David Hinchliffe].

    2    Public Accounts,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts [Ministry of Defence: Exercise Saif Sareea II]; to be printed [No. 1245-i] [Mr Alan Williams].

    3    Science and Technology,-(1) Sixth Report from the Science and Technology Committee [National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts: a follow-up], 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. 1064]; and

    (2) Seventh Report from the Committee [The Office of Science and Technology: Scrutiny 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. 860]

    [Dr Ian Gibson].

    4    Welsh Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Welsh Affairs Committee [The primary legislative process as it affects Wales]; to be printed [No. 1242-i] [Mr Martyn Jones].



 
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