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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 11th December 2002

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

PRAYERS.

1    Regulatory Reform,-Mr Peter Pike reported from the Regulatory Reform Committee the following Resolutions:

    That the proposal for the Regulatory Reform (Business Tenancies) (England and Wales) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 22nd July, in the last Session of Parliament, should be amended before a draft Order is laid before the House.

    That a draft Order in the same terms as the proposal for the Regulatory Reform (Assured Periodic Tenancies) (Rent Increases) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 16th October, in the last Session of Parliament, should be laid before the House.

    That a draft Order in the same terms as the proposal for the Regulatory Reform (Special Occasions Licensing) Order 2002, which was laid before this House on 24th July, in the last Session of Parliament, should be laid before the House.

2    Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Miss Anne Begg reported from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Supply of Beer (Tied Estate) (Revocation) Order 2002.

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

3    Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Miss Ann Widdecombe reported from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (Amendment of Section 46(1)) Order 2002.

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

4    Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies Bill,-Mr Mark Todd, supported by Mr John McWilliam, Dr Vincent Cable, Mr Simon Thomas, Linda Gilroy, Ms Meg Munn, David Taylor, Mr Adrian Bailey, Mr Andrew Love, Mr Tom Watson, Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West) and Mr Dennis Turner, presented a Bill to enable the law relating to co-operatives and community benefit societies registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965 to be amended so as to bring it into conformity with certain aspects of the law relating to companies; to permit a registered society whose business is conducted for the benefit of the community to provide that its assets are dedicated permanently for that purpose; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 31st January and to be printed [Bill 15].

5    Sunday Working (Scotland) Bill,-David Cairns, supported by Mr Malcolm Savidge, Sir Nicholas Winterton, Miss Anne Begg, Jim Sheridan, Angus Robertson, Anne Picking, Mr Tom Clarke, John Robertson, Sir Robert Smith, Ann McKechin and Mr Edward Leigh, presented a Bill to make provision as to the rights of shop workers and betting workers under the law of Scotland in relation to Sunday working; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 7th February and to be printed [Bill 16].

6    Fireworks Bill,-Mr Bill Tynan, supported by Mr Edward Davey, Mrs Cheryl Gillan, Linda Gilroy, Mr Jimmy Hood, Mr Lindsay Hoyle, Shona McIsaac, John Robertson, Mr John Randall, Mr Paul Tyler, Mr Michael Weir and Brian White, presented a Bill to make provision about fireworks and other explosives: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 28th February and to be printed [Bill 17].

7    Retirement Income Reform Bill,-Mr Edward Garnier, supported by Mr Michael Howard, Mr David Curry, Mr Frank Field, Mr John Butterfill, Steve Webb, Mr Richard Allan, Mr David Willetts and Mr Charles Hendry, presented a Bill to amend the law relating to the provision of retirement income in respect of private and personal pensions, annuities and defined and additional voluntary contribution pension schemes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 7th March and to be printed [Bill 18].

8    Municipal Waste Recycling Bill,-Joan Ruddock, supported by Norman Baker, Gregory Barker, Peter Bottomley, Malcolm Bruce, Mr Frank Doran, Sue Doughty, Julia Drown, Glenda Jackson, Julie Morgan, Mr Simon Thomas and Joan Walley, presented a Bill to make further provision regarding the collection, composting, minimisation and recycling of municipal waste; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 14th March and to be printed [Bill 19].

9    Sustainable Energy Bill,-Brian White, supported by Dr Desmond Turner, Ms Debra Shipley, Sir Sydney Chapman, Alan Simpson, Joan Walley, Gregory Barker, Mr Gareth Thomas (Harrow West), Mr Simon Thomas, Mr David Amess, Sue Doughty and Mr Don Foster, presented a Bill to make provision about the development and promotion of a sustainable energy policy; to amend the Utilities Act 2000; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 28th March and to be printed [Bill 20].

10    Female Genital Mutilation Bill,-Ann Clwyd, supported by Chris McCafferty, Dr Jenny Tonge, Alice Mahon, Mr Frank Dobson, Mrs Marion Roe, Mr Brian Sedgemore,Ms Diane Abbott, Julie Morgan, Mrs Ann Cryer, Joan Ruddock and Ms Debra Shipley, presented a Bill to restate and amend the law relating to female genital mutilation; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 21st March and to be printed [Bill 21].

11    Company Directors' Performance and Compensation Bill,-Mr Archie Norman, supported by Mr John Bercow, Mr Martin O'Neill and Mr Mark Lazarowicz, presented a Bill to amend the law in relation to payment of a company director by way of compensation for loss of office so as to require boards to take the respective director's performance into account in setting the amount of any such payment, notwithstanding anything contained in his service contract; to require the board to disclose the amount of any such payment upon request by any shareholder; to require the insertion into the company's annual report of an explanation for the amount of any such payment, should it exceed the equivalent of the basic salary payable by contract to the respective employee in the previous 12 months; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 31st January and to be printed [Bill 22].

12    Aviation (Offences) Bill,-Mr Frank Roy, supported by David Taylor, Mr David Marshall, Siobhain McDonagh, Sandra Osborne, Paul Goggins, Sir Robert Smith, Miss Anne Begg, Patrick Mercer, Syd Rapson, Rosemary McKenna and Mr David Stewart, presented a Bill to make provision about the enforcement of certain offences connected with aviation: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 7th February and to be printed [Bill 23].

13    National Lottery (Funding of Endowments) Bill,-Mr Keith Simpson, supported by Dr Ian Gibson, Mrs Gillian Shephard, Mr Henry Bellingham, Mr Richard Bacon, Norman Lamb and Mr Anthony D. Wright, presented a Bill to make provision about the funding of endowments from distributions of money out of the National Lottery Distribution Fund; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 28th February and to be printed [Bill 24].

14    Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers) Bill,-Mr Stephen McCabe, supported by Mr Tony Clarke, Ms Debra Shipley, Ms Gisela Stuart, Mr Ivan Henderson, Peter Bottomley, Sue Doughty, Mr Anthony D. Wright, Dr Jenny Tonge, Mr David Amess, Miss Julie Kirkbride and Mr Stephen Hepburn, presented a Bill to make provision about the circumstances in which, and the extent to which, a man is to be treated in law as the father of a child where the child has resulted from certain fertility treatment undertaken after the man's death; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 28th March and to be printed [Bill 25].

15    Legal Deposit Libraries Bill,-Chris Mole, supported by David Wright, Ms Meg Munn, Jim Knight, Mr Stephen Pound, John Robertson, Mr Chris Bryant, Dr Ian Gibson, Brian White and Mr Clive Betts, presented a Bill to make provision in place of section 15 of the Copyright Act 1911 relating to the deposit of printed and similar publications, including on- and off-line publications; to make provision about the use and preservation of material deposited; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 14th March and to be printed [Bill 26].

16    Equine Welfare (Ragwort Control) Bill,-Mr John Greenway, supported by Mr Peter Atkinson, Mr Henry Bellingham, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Jeff Ennis, Mr James Gray, Mr Alan Meale, Mr Richard Page, Mr James Paice, Mr Owen Paterson and Mr Richard Spring, presented a Bill to make provision for the protection of horses from ragwort poisoning; to amend the Weeds Act 1959; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 21st March and to be printed [Bill 27].

17    High Hedges (No. 2) Bill,-Mr Stephen Pound, supported by Mr Martin Salter, Mr Tony Clarke, Paul Clark, Mr Andrew Dismore, Mr Jim Cunningham, Mr John Randall, Mrs Cheryl Gillan, Richard Younger-Ross, Matthew Green, James Purnell and Ms Meg Munn, presented a Bill to make provision for dealing with complaints about high hedges; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 28th March and to be printed [Bill 28].

18    Government Powers (Limitations) Bill,-Mr John Bercow presented a Bill to amend the law in relation to the permitted number of Ministers of the Crown; to limit the powers of Ministers to make certain appointments; to make provision with respect to the parliamentary scrutiny of European Union proposals and other subordinate legislation; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 14th March and to be printed [Bill 29].

19    Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) Bill,-Mr Richard Allan, supported by Mr Mark Fisher, Mr Edward Garnier, Shona McIsaac, Mr Alistair Carmichael, Ross Cranston and Mr Robert Key, presented a Bill to provide for an offence of acquiring, disposing of, importing or exporting tainted cultural objects, or agreeing or arranging to do so; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 7th February and to be printed [Bill 30].

20    Marine Safety Bill,-Dr Brian Iddon, supported by Mr Edward O'Hara, Mrs Louise Ellman, Mr Graham Brady, Ms Candy Atherton, Mr Gwyn Prosser, Andrew George, Mr Ivan Henderson, Syd Rapson, Dr Ian Gibson, Dr Desmond Turner and Mr Joe Benton, presented a Bill to make provision about the giving of directions in respect of ships for purposes relating to safety or pollution and about the taking of action to enforce, in connection with, or in lieu of, directions; to make provision about fire-fighting in connection with marine incidents; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 28th February and to be printed [Bill 31].

21    Disabled People (Duties of Public Authorities) Bill,-Bridget Prentice, supported by Mr Roger Berry, Angela Eagle, Helen Jones, Mr Greg Pope and Mr Tom Watson, presented a Bill to make provision in relation to public authorities for the elimination of discrimination against disabled persons and for the promotion of equality of opportunity for such persons: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 28th March and to be printed [Bill 32].

22    Food Labelling Bill,-Mr Stephen O'Brien, supported by Mr Eric Pickles, Mr David Curry, Mr Owen Paterson, Mrs Eleanor Laing, Mr Jonathan Djanogly, Alistair Burt, Mr Robert Syms, Ann Winterton, Sir Sydney Chapman, Mr Henry Bellingham and Mr Bill Wiggin, presented a Bill to make further provision for relevant information about food, including information about the country of origin and standards of production of that food, to be made available to consumers, by labelling, marking or in other ways; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 7th March and to be printed [Bill 33].

23    Endangered Species (Illegal Trade) Bill,-Hugh Robertson, supported by Mr David Amess and Mr John Randall, presented a Bill to increase the penalties for offences under the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1976: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 21st March and to be printed [Bill 34].

24    Sir William McKay KCB,-Resolved, nemine contradicente, That Mr Speaker be requested to convey to Sir William Robert McKay KCB, on his retirement from the office of Clerk of this House, the House's gratitude for his long and distinguished career, for his wise contribution to the development of the procedure of the House, for his scholarly research into the history of the House, and for the courteous and helpful advice always given to individual honourable Members.-(Mr Robin Cook.)

25    Adjournment (European Affairs),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Derek Twigg);

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

26    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.

27    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Jim Murphy.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-seven minutes past Ten o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 10.27 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Eleven o'clock.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    National Lottery,-Draft National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (Increase of Endowment) Order 2003 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Clean Air,-Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3046), dated 11th December 2002 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

3    Consumer Protection,-Sale and Supply of Goods to Consumers Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3045), dated 10th December 2002 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

4    Customs and Excise,-Hydrocarbon Oil (Registered Dealers in Controlled Oil) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3057), dated 11th December 2002 [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].

5    Education,-Education (Funding for Teacher Training) Designation (No. 3) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3003), dated 2nd December 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

6    Food,-Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3008), dated 4th December 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

7    National Health Service,-(1) Local Authority (Overview and Scrutiny Committees Health Scrutiny Functions) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3048), dated 11th December 2002, and

    (2) Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2995), dated 3rd December 2002

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

8    Police,-Police (Retention and Disposal of Motor Vehicles) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3049), dated 11th December 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

9    Postal Services,-Postal Services (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3050), dated 11th December 2002 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

10    Professional Qualifications,-European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3051), dated 11th December 2002 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

11    Social Security,-Statutory Payment Schemes (Electronic Communications) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3047), dated 11th December 2002 [by Act] [Dawn Primarolo].

12    Universities of Oxford and Cambridge,-(1) Statute, dated 26th July 2002, made by the Governing Body of Magadalen College, Oxford, amending the Statutes of the College, and

    (2) Statute, dated 12th August 2002, made by the Governing Body of St. Hugh's College, Oxford, amending the Statutes of the College

    [by Act] [Mr Robin Cook].

Other Papers:

13    Covent Garden Market,-Report and Accounts of the Covent Garden Market Authority for 2001-02 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

14    Customs and Excise,-Report and Financial Statements of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Customs and Excise for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Command] [Cm. 5671] [John Healey].

15    Intelligence and Security,-Paper, entitled Intelligence and Security Committee Inquiry into Intelligence, Assessments and Advice prior to the Terrorist Bombings on Bali, 12th October 2002 [by Command] [Cm. 5724] [The Prime Minister].

16    Trade and Industry,-Department of Trade and Industry Minute, dated 11th December 2002, concerning a proposed contingent liability in respect of personal liability indemnity to be granted to Chairman and Members of the Office of Fair Trading [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

17    Treaty Series (No. 53, 2002),-Agreement, done at London 13th June 2002, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia on Co-operation in the Fields of Education, Science and Culture [by Command] [Cm. 5704] [Mr Secretary Straw].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    European Parliament (Representation) Bill:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the Bill to Standing Committee A; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Richard Bacon, Mr Adrian Bailey, Mr William Cash, Yvette Cooper, Tony Cunningham, Paul Farrelly, Mr David Heath, Mr Mark Hendrick, Mr Kevan Jones, Mr Fraser Kemp, Dr Ashok Kumar, Mr Gordon Marsden, Laura Moffatt, Mr Andrew Rosindell, Bob Russell and Angela Watkinson.

2    Criminal Justice Bill (Programming Sub-Committee),-The Speaker has appointed Mr Hilary Benn, Mr Paul Clark, Mr Mark Francois, Mr Dominic Grieve, Mr John Heppell, Mr David Heath and Mr David Kidney members of the Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee B in respect of the Bill.

3    Criminal Justice Bill:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the Bill to Standing Committee B (transferred from Standing Committee F), and has appointed Mr Eric Illsley and Mr James Cran Chairmen; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated twenty-five Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Graham Allen, Vera Baird, Hilary Benn, Mr David Cameron, Mr James Clappison, Paul Clark, Mr Mark Francois, Mr Dominic Grieve, Ms Harriet Harman, Mr David Heath, Mr John Heppell, Lady Hermon, Stephen Hesford, Simon Hughes, Mrs Joan Humble, Mr David Kidney, Ian Lucas, Mr Humfrey Malins, John Mann, Mr Mark Simmonds, Mr Marsha Singh, Mr Paul Stinchcombe, Ms Dari Taylor, Dr Desmond Turner and Mr Michael Wills.

4    Extradition Bill:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the Bill to Standing Committee D, and has appointed Miss Anne Begg and Mr Edward O'Hara Chairmen; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Bob Ainsworth, Mr John Burnett, Mr Alan Campbell, Mr Alistair Carmichael, Mr David Crausby, Jim Dobbin, Mr Tom Harris, Mr Nick Hawkins, Mr George Howarth, Mr Kevin Hughes, Mr Boris Johnson, Patrick Mercer, Dr Howard Stoate, Derek Twigg, Angela Watkinson and Mr Michael Wills.

5    Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Bill:

    (1) The Speaker has appointed Mr Peter Pike Chairman of the Second Reading Committee on the Bill; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has appointed sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: David Cairns, Mr Alan Campbell, Mr Kenneth Clarke, Mr Jim Cunningham, Mr Michael Jack, Norman Lamb, Mr David Laws, Ann McKechin, Mr George Mudie, Mr Stephen O'Brien, Mr James Plaskitt, Mr Chris Pond, Dawn Primarolo, James Purnell, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe and Mr David Wilshire.

6    Draft Marriage (Northern Ireland) Order 2003:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, and has appointed Mr Bill O'Brien Chairman; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Alistair Carmichael, Harry Cohen, Jim Dobbin, Paul Farrelly, Mr Kevin Hughes, Mr Robert Jackson, Shona McIsaac, Gillian Merron, Mr Ian Pearson, Ms Debra Shipley, Mr Sin Simon, The Reverend Martin Smyth, Mr John Taylor, Sir Teddy Taylor, Keith Vaz and Mr David Wilshire.

7    Draft Supply of Beer (Tied Estate) (Revocation) Order 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Dr Vincent Cable from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Richard Younger-Ross.

8    Draft Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (Amendment of section 46(1)) Order 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Martin Salter from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Barbara Follett.

9    Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 109) (House of Commons Paper No. 15) on Special Grant for addressing the costs of EC Regulation 2037/00 on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Disposal of Refrigeration Equipment) 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Nick Ainger from the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Report); and nominated in substitution Charlotte Atkins.

European Standing Committees

10    The Speaker has appointed Mr Bill Olner Chairman of European Standing Committee A in respect of European Union Documents Nos. 5129/02 and 13312/02 on denied boarding compensation for air passengers.

11    The Speaker has appointed Mr Alan Hurst Chairman of European Standing Committee B in respect of European Union Document No. 9759/02 on staffing needs of the Commission.

12    European Union Document No. 14664/02, relating to mutual recognition of financial penalties, has been referred to European Standing Committee B together with European Union Document No. 11079/02, already referred to the Committee on 20th November.

13    European Union Document No. 12846/02, relating to takeover bids, has been referred to European Standing Committee C.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Culture, Media and Sport,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [Manchester Commonwealth Games]; to be printed [No. 173-i] [Mr Gerald Kaufman].

    2    Defence,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Defence Committee [Army Training and Recruitment Agency]; to be printed [No. 124-i] [Mr Bruce George].

    3    Education and Skills,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Skills Committee [Work of the Department for Education and Skills]; to be printed [No. 177-i] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

    4    Environmental Audit,-(1) Second Report from the Environmental Audit Committee [Johannesburg and Back: The world summit on sustainable development-the Committee delegation report on proceedings]; to be printed [No. 169]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Pre-Budget Report 2002]; to be printed [No. 167-i]

    [Mr John Horam].

    5    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [The Water Framework Directive]; to be printed [No. 130-iii] [Mr David Curry].

    6    European Scrutiny,-(1) Fourth Report from the European Scrutiny Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 63-iv]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Mid-term review of the Common Agricultural Policy]; to be printed [No. 102-i]

    [Mr Jimmy Hood].

    7    Public Accounts,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts [Community Legal Service: the introduction of contracting]; to be printed [No. 185-i] [Mr Edward Leigh].

    8    Regulatory Reform,-(1) Second Report from the Regulatory Reform Committee [Proposal for the Regulatory Reform (Business Tenancies) (England and Wales) Order 2003], together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 182]; and

    (2) Third Report from the Committee [Proposal for the Regulatory Reform (Assured Periodic Tenancies) (Rent Increases) Order 2003], together with an Appendix; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 183]

    [Mr Peter Pike].

    9    Science and Technology,-(1) First Report from the Science and Technology Committee [The Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council], together with Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee on 26th June, in the last Session of Parliament; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 161];

    (2) First Special Report from the Committee [Government Response to the Fifth Report from the Committee in Session 2001-02, on Government funding of the scientific learned societies] to be printed [No. 53]; and

    (3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The Science Budget Allocations]; to be printed [No. 160-i]

    [Dr Ian Gibson].

    10    Treasury,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee of the Treasury Committee [The Handling of the Joint STEPS PFI Project]; to be printed [No. 184-i] [Mr John McFall].


[W.H., No. 9]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

The sitting commenced at half-past Nine o'clock.

    Adjournment,-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Charlotte Atkins.)

      And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 1.59 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst  
Deputy Speaker    



 
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