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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 10th February 2003

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

PRAYERS.

1    First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Bill Olner reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 2003 and the draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Board) Order 2003.

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

2    Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr David Amess reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 110) (House of Commons Paper No. 320) on 2002-03 Special Grants in Connection with Local Public Service Agreements.

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

3    Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Bill O'Brien reported from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Energy (Northern Ireland) Order 2003.

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

4    Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords],-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords];

    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, Mr Fraser Kemp, Mr Jim Murphy: 334.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Nigel Dodds, David Burnside: 11.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read a second time.

5    Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] (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 Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords]-

    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 Tuesday 4th March 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 any message from the Lords) may be programmed-(Keith Hill):-It was agreed to.

6    Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] [Money],-Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] [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 Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other enactment-(Keith Hill):-It was agreed to.

7    Procedure,-Ordered, That Mr Peter Atkinson be added to the Procedure Committee.-(Keith Hill.)

8    Scottish Affairs,-Ordered, That Mr Mark Lazarowicz be discharged from the Scottish Affairs Committee and David Hamilton be added to the Committee.-(Keith Hill, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

9    Communications Bill (Programme) (No. 2),-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Orders [28th June 2001 and 29th October 2002], That in accordance with the Report [6th February 2003] from Standing Committee E, the Order of 3rd December 2002 (Communications Bill (Programme)) shall be varied as follows-

    Consideration and Third Reading

    1. Paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order (Consideration and Third Reading) shall be omitted.

    2. Proceedings on consideration and Third Reading shall be concluded in two days.

    3. Proceedings on consideration shall be taken on each of the days as shown in the first column of the following Table and shall be taken in the order so shown, and each part of the proceedings shall (if not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the second column of the Table.

Proceedings Time for conclusion of proceedings
First day
New Clauses relating to Parts 3 and 4, new Schedules relating to Parts 3 and 4, Amendments relating to Clauses in Parts 3 and 4 and Amendments relating to Schedules 9 to 15 The moment of interruption
Second day
Remaining new Clauses, remaining new Schedules, Amendments relating to Clauses in Parts 1, 2, 5 and 6, Amendments relating to Schedules 1 to 8, Amendments relating to Schedules 16 to 19 and remaining proceedings on consideration One hour before the moment of interruption

    4. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on the second of those days-(Keith Hill):-It was agreed to.

10    Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Keith Hill);

    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 a quarter to Eleven o'clock, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 10.45 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    Trade Union and Labour Relations,-Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service: draft Code of Practice on Time Off for Trade Union Duties and Activities [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    2    Immigration,-(1) Asylum Support (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 241), dated 7th February 2003 [by Act]; and

    (2) Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules [by Act]; to be printed [No. 389]

    [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    3    National Health Service,-National Health Service (General Dental Services Supplementary List) and (General Dental Services) Amendment Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 250), dated 7th February 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    4    Road Traffic,-(1) Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Dorset) (Borough of Christchurch) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 251), dated 5th February 2003 and

    (2) Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 182), dated 2nd February 2003

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

    5    Social Security,-Social Security (Child Maintenance Premium and Miscellaneous Amendments) Amendment Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 231), dated 5th February 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].

Other Papers:

    6    House of Commons,-Response of the House of Commons Commission to the Eighth Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life: Standards of Conduct in the House of Commons; to be printed [No. 422] [The Speaker].

    7    Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland),-Report of the Northern Ireland Court Service on Legal Aid in Northern Ireland in 2001-02, with the Report of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Legal Aid in Northern Ireland thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 361] [Ms Rosie Winterton].

    8    National Audit,-Reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General on-

    (1) the Department for Work and Pensions: Tackling Benefit Fraud, and

    (2) Ensuring the effective discharge of older patients from NHS acute hospitals

    [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 393 and 392] [Clerk of the House].

    9    Public Petitions,-Observations by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health on the Petition [4th February] from 'Consumers for Health Choice' and others against restrictions on the availability of natural health products [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

    10    Railways,-Report and Accounts of the British Railways Board from 1st February 2001 to 31st March 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

Papers withdrawn:

    11    Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions),-Draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Cattle [laid 9th January].

    12    Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism,-Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Code of Practice on Video Recording of Interviews) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 [laid 3rd February].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 2003 and the draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Board) Order 2003,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Ms Meg Munn from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Orders); and nominated in substitution Mr Khalid Mahmood.

    2    Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 110) (House of Commons Paper No. 320) on 2002-03 Special Grants in connection with Local Public Service Agreements,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Michael Jabez Foster and Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Report); and nominated in substitution Mr Michael Foster and Mr Clive Soley.

    3    Draft Energy (Northern Ireland) Order 2003,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Alastair Carmichael from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Lembit Ípik.

    4    Draft Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 2003,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Christine Russell from the Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Andy Burnham.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Education and Skills,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Skills Committee [Higher Education Funding]; to be printed [No. 425-i] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

    2    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Badgers and Bovine Tuberculosis Sub-Committee of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [Badgers and Bovine Tuberculosis]; to be printed [No. 432-i] [Mr David Drew].

    3    Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Urban Affairs Sub-Committee of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee [The Evening Economy and the Urban Renaissance]; to be printed [No. 396-i] [Christine Russell].

    4    Public Accounts,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts [New IT Systems for Magistrates' Courts: the Libra project]; to be printed [No. 434-i] [Mr Edward Leigh].

    5    Welsh Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Welsh Affairs Committee [Empowering Children and Young People in Wales]; to be printed [No. 433-i] [Mr Martyn Jones].



 
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