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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 9th December 2002

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

PRAYERS.

1    First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Eric Illsley reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Tax Credits (Appeals) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 and the draft Social Security Commissioners (Procedure) (Tax Credits Appeals) Regulations 2002.

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

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

    Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee),-The Lords communicate that they have appointed a Select Committee of six Lords to join with the Committee appointed by the Commons to consider Tax Law Rewrite Bills, and in particular to consider whether each Bill committed to it preserves the effect of the existing law, subject to any minor changes which may be desirable:

    they have ordered that the Committee have power to agree with the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;

    that the quorum of the Committee shall be two;

    that the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

    that the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

    that the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee from time to time shall, if the Committee think fit, be printed;

    and that the procedure of the Joint Committee shall follow the procedure of Select Committees of the House of Commons where such procedure differs from that of Select Committees of this House, and shall include the power of the Chairman to select Amendments.

3    Extradition Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Extradition Bill;

    And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Bill be now read a second time;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Jim Fitzpatrick, Mr Jim Murphy: 325.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Desmond Swayne, Hugh Robertson: 146.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read a second time.

4    Extradition Bill (Programme),-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Orders [28th June 2001 and 29th October 2002], That the following provisions shall apply to the Extradition Bill-

    Committal

    (1) The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

    Proceedings in Standing Committee

    (2) Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on 21st January 2003.

    (3) The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

    Consideration and Third Reading

    (4) Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    (5) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on the day on which proceedings on consideration are commenced.

    (6) Sessional Order B (programming committees) made by the House on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

    Other proceedings

    (7) Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed-(Dan Norris);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Jim Fitzpatrick, Dan Norris: 321.

      Tellers for the Noes, Hugh Robertson, Mr Mark Hoban: 149.

    So the Question was agreed to.

5    Extradition Bill [Money],-Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Extradition Bill [Money];

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Extradition Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of-

    (a) any expenditure incurred by the Lord Chancellor under the Act;

    (b) amounts ordered to be paid in respect of expenses incurred in connection with extradition proceedings;

    (c) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other enactment-(Mr Jim Murphy):-It was agreed to.

6    Consolidated Fund Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund Bill;

    And a Motion being made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 56 (Consolidated Fund Bills), That the Bill be now read a second time:-It was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read a second time.

    And the Question being put forthwith, That the Bill be now read the third time:-It was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read the third time, and passed.

7    Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill;

    And a Motion being made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 56 (Consolidated Fund Bills), That the Bill be now read a second time:-It was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read a second time.

    And the Question being put forthwith, That the Bill be now read the third time:-It was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read the third time, and passed.

8    Major Accident Hazards Involving Dangerous Substances,-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 Documents No. 15275/01, draft Directive, and No. 12530/02, amended draft Directive, amending Council Directive 96/82/EC on the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances; considers that the proposed amendments would achieve the objectives of the Directive; takes account of studies carried out by the Commission on carcinogens and substances dangerous to the environment and recent major incidents involving dangerous substances; and welcomes the strengthening of protection standards for human health and the environment-(Mr Jim Murphy):-It was agreed to.

9    Environmental Protection,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Air Quality (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2002, which were laid before this House on 14th November, be approved-(Mr Jim Murphy):-It was agreed to.

10    Terms and Conditions of Employment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Flexible Working (Procedural Requirements) Regulations 2002, which were laid before this House on 21st November, be approved-(Mr Jim Murphy):-It was agreed to.

11    Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Bill,-Ordered, That the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Bill be proceeded with as a Tax Law Rewrite Bill.-(Mr Jim Murphy.)

    The Bill stood referred to a Second Reading Committee, pursuant to Standing Order No. 60 (Tax law rewrite bills).

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

    And the Motion having been made after Ten o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Speaker adjourned the House, without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order, it being then one minute to Eleven o'clock, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 10.59 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 6th December 2002 (Non-sitting Friday, S.O. No. 12) pursuant to Standing Order No. 158 (Presentation of command papers):

1    Northern Ireland,-Northern Ireland Office: Autumn Performance Report 2002 [Cm. 5702] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

2    Treasury,-HM Treasury: Autumn Performance Report 2002 (Progress Report on 1998 Comprehensive Spending Review and 2000 Spending Review, Spring-Autumn 2002) [Cm. 5665] [Mr Paul Boateng].

3    Treaty Series (No. 52, 2002),-Agreement, done at St George's on 16th April 2002, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Grenada concerning Air Services [Cm. 5701] [Mr Secretary Straw].

Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 6th December 2002 (Non-sitting Friday, S.O. No. 12) pursuant to Standing Order No. 159 (Presentation of statutory instruments):

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

4    Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance,-Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2002 (S.R. (N.I.), No. 376), dated 3rd December 2002 [Ms Rosie Winterton].

5    Medicines,-Medicines (Pharmacies) (Applications for Registration and Fees) Amendment Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3024), dated 5th December 2002 [Mr Secretary Milburn].

6    Proceeds of Crime,-Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Recovery of Cash in Summary Proceedings: Minimum Amount) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3016), dated 4th December 2002 [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 9th December 2002:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

7    Health and Safety,-Notification of Installations Handling Hazardous Substances (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2979), dated 2nd December 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].

8    Immigration,-Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (Part V Exemption: Relevant Employers) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3025), dated 5th December 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

9    Legal Aid and Advice,-Civil Legal Aid (General) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3033), dated 5th December 2002 [by Act] [Yvette Cooper].

10    Magistrates' Courts,-Magistrates' Courts (Detention and Forfeiture of Cash) Rules 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2998), dated 2nd December 2002 [by Act] [Yvette Cooper].

11    Road Traffic,-Road User Charging (Enforcement of Charging Scheme Penalty Charges) (England and Wales) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3029), dated 3rd December 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

12    Seeds,-Forest Reproductive Material (Great Britain) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3026), dated 4th December 2002 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

13    Supreme Court of England and Wales,-Crown Court (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2997), dated 2nd December 2002 [by Act] [Yvette Cooper].

14    Universities of Oxford and Cambridge,-Statute, dated 15th August 2002, made by the Governing Body of Lincoln College, Oxford, amending the Statutes of the College [by Act] [Mr Robin Cook].

15    Value Added Tax,-Value Added Tax (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3027), dated 6th December 2002 [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].

Other Papers:

16    Culture, Media and Sport,-Department for Culture, Media and Sport Minute, dated 9th December 2002, concerning a contingent liability consequent upon a proposed Government guarantee to back a borrowing facility for Historic Royal Palaces [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

17    Immigration,-Immigration (Designation of Travel Bans) (Amendment No. 3) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3018), dated 5th December 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

18    Industrial Organisation and Development,-Report and Accounts of the Milk Development Council for 2001-02 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

19    Inland Revenue,-Consolidated Resource Accounts, Trust Statement and Standard Report of the Department of Inland Revenue, 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 71] [Ruth Kelly].

20    National Audit,-Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Using call centres to deliver public services [by Act]; to be printed [No. 134] [Clerk of the House].

21    Parliamentary Commissioner,-Second Report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, Session 2002-03: Equality Under the Law? The treatment of Widowers by the Inland Revenue and the Department for Work and Pensions [by Act]; to be printed [No. 122] [Clerk of the House].

22    Police,-Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary for 2001-02 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 59] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

23    Prisons,-Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales for 2001-02 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 4] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

24    Public Petitions,-Observations by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the Petition [6th November, in the last Session of Parliament] from residents of Somerton and Frome and others against a pre-emptive war against Iraq [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

25    Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation,-Report and Accounts of the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation for 2001 [by Command] [Ms Rosie Winterton].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Communications Bill (Programming Sub-Committee),-The Speaker has appointed Mr John Greenway as a member of the Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee B in respect of the Bill in place of Mr John Whittingdale.

2    Health (Wales) Bill,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Huw Irranca-Davies from Standing Committee B (nominated in respect of the Bill); and nominated in substitution Mr Wayne David.

3    Draft Tax Credits (Appeals) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 and the draft Social Security Commissioners (Procedure) (Tax Credits Appeals) Regulations 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Fabian Hamilton, Mr Kevin McNamara, Mr Mohammad Sarwar and Ms Debra Shipley from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations); and nominated in substitution Ross Cranston, Alice Mahon, Dr Nick Palmer and Mr Malcolm Savidge.

4    Draft Company Directors Disqualification (Northern Ireland) Order 2002 and the draft Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Shona McIsaac from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Orders); and nominated in substitution Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West).

5    The Government's Assessment as set out in the Pre-Budget Report 2002 for the purposes of section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr John Butterfill from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Report); and nominated in substitution Mr Peter Duncan.

6    Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr David Heath from the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Bob Russell.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Education and Skills,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Skills Committee [Work of the Learning and Skills Councils]; to be printed [No. 166-i] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

    2    Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions,-(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee on 6th December [Local Government Finance: Formula Grant Distribution]; to be printed [No. 164-i] [Clerk of the House];

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Urban Affairs Sub-Committee of the Committee [The Effectiveness of Government Regeneration Initiatives]; to be printed [No. 76-iii] [Mr Clive Betts]; and

    (3) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Planning, Competitiveness and Productivity]; to be printed [No. 114-II] [Andrew Bennett].

    3    Public Accounts,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts [The Invest to Save Budget]; to be printed [No. 170-i] [Mr Edward Leigh].

    4    Public Administration,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Public Administration [Public Appointments and Patronage]; to be printed [No. 165-i] [Tony Wright].

THE SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATE

    The Speaker certified that the Consolidated Fund Bill and the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill are Money Bills within the meaning of the Parliament Act 1911.

CORRIGENDUM

    In the Votes and Proceedings of Thursday 5th December, in Appendix III, item 4 should have read as follows:

    Treasury,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee [Pre-Budget Report 2002]; to be printed [No. 159-i] [Mr John McFall].



 
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