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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 21st January 2003

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

PRAYERS.

1    Local Government Bill,-Mr Win Griffiths reported from Standing Committee A, that it had agreed the following Resolution in respect of the Local Government Bill:

    That the Standing Committee recommends that the programme order of 7th January in relation to the Local Government Bill be amended as follows-

    In paragraph 2 of the order, for '6th' there is substituted '13th'.

    Report, together with Resolution, to lie upon the Table.

2    Extradition Bill,-Mr Edward O'Hara reported from Standing Committee D, That it had agreed to the following Resolution in respect of the Extradition Bill:

    That the Standing Committee recommends that the programme order of 9th December 2002 in relation to the Extradition Bill be amended as follows-

    In paragraph 4 of the order, for 'one hour' there is substituted 'two hours'.

    Report, together with Resolution, to lie upon the Table.

3    Extradition Bill,-Mr Edward O'Hara reported from Standing Committee D, That it had gone through the Extradition Bill, and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 45].

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 338].

4    Public Sector Pensions for Unmarried Couples,-Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for persons in receipt of a public sector pension to be able to provide survivor benefits for unmarried, financially interdependent, partners; and for connected purposes: And that James Purnell, Ms Meg Munn, Mr Sin Simon, David Wright, Mr Tom Harris, Kevin Brennan, Mr Chris Bryant, Mr Chris Smith, Steve Webb, Mr John Bercow and Ms Oona King do prepare and bring it in.

5    Public Sector Pensions for Unmarried Couples Bill,-James Purnell accordingly presented a Bill to make provision for persons in receipt of a public sector pension to be able to provide survivor benefits for unmarried, financially interdependent, partners; 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 44].

6    Adjournment (House of Lords Reform),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr John Heppell);

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

7    Food and Medicines,-Ordered, That the Kava-kava in Food (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3169) and Medicines for Human Use (Kava-kava) (Prohibition) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3170) be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.-(Mr Jim Murphy.)

8    Social Care,-Ordered, That the National Care Standards Commission (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3211) and Domiciliary Care Agencies Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3214) be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.-(Mr Jim Murphy.)

9    Northern Ireland Grand Committee,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 116 (Northern Ireland Grand Committee (sittings)), That-

    (1) the Northern Ireland Grand Committee shall meet at Westminster on Thursday 6th February at a quarter-past Two o'clock; and

    (2) at that sitting:

      (a) the Committee shall take questions under Standing Order No. 110 (Northern Ireland Grand Committee (questions for oral answer)); and

      (b) at the conclusion of the business appointed for consideration, a motion for the adjournment of the Committee may be made by a Minister of the Crown, pursuant to paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 116 (Northern Ireland Grand Committee (sittings))-(Mr Jim Murphy):-It was agreed to.

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

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

[Adjourned at 7.28 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 Negative Resolution:

    1    Education,-Education (Further Education Institutions Information) (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 51), dated 8th January 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

    2    Environmental Protection,-Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No.63), dated 19th January 2003 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

    3    Telegraphs,-Wireless Telegraphy (Exemption) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No.74), dated 20th January 2003 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Other Papers:

    4    Foreign Affairs,-Response of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to the Twelfth Report of the Foreign and Commonwealth Committee of Session 2001-02: Foreign and Commonwealth Office Annual Report 2002 [by Command] [Cm. 5712] [Mr Secretary Straw].

    5    Industrial Organisation and Development ,-Report and Accounts of the British Potato Council for 2000-01 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

    6    Transport,-Department of Transport Minute, dated 21st January 2003, in respect of a Government gift to a memorial for those who lost their lives in the Hatfield rail crash [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2003,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr John MacDougall, Dr Gavin Strang and Mr James Wray from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Mr Ian Davidson, Chris McCafferty and Rachel Squire.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Culture, Media and Sport,-Third Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [London Olympics Bid 2012], 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. 268] [Mr Gerald Kaufman].

    2    Defence,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Defence Committee [Developments with QinetiQ]; to be printed [No. 322-i] [Mr Bruce George].

    3    Foreign Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee [Zimbabwe]; to be printed [No. 339-i] [Donald Anderson].

    4    Home Affairs,-Third Report from the Home Affairs Committee [The Work of the Home Affairs Committee in 2002]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 336] [Mr Chris Mullin].

    5    Liaison,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Liaison Committee [The Prime Minister]; to be printed [No. 334-i] [Mr Alan Williams].

    6    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 [Planning for Sustainable Housing and Communities]; to be printed [No. 77-i], and

    (2) Memorandum laid before the Committee [Local Government Finance: Formula Grant Distribution]

    [Andrew Bennett].

    7    Scottish Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Scottish Affairs Committee [Homeworkers in Scotland and the Minimum Wage] [No. 335-i] [Mrs Irene Adams].

    8    Statutory Instruments,-Seventh Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 96-vii] [Mr David Tredinnick].

    9    Trade and Industry,-Fourth Report from the Trade and Industry Committee [The Work of the Committee in 2002]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 337] [Mr Martin O'Neill].

[W.H., No.19]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

    Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Dan Norris.)

    And the sitting having continued for two and a half hours after Two o'clock, it was adjourned without Question put, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 4.30 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst
Deputy Speaker



 
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