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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 11th February 2003

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

PRAYERS.

1    Hunting Bill,-Mr George Stevenson reported from Standing Committee F, That it had agreed to the following Resolution in respect of the Hunting Bill:

    That the Committee recommends that the Programme Order [16th December] in relation to the Hunting Bill be amended as follows-

      In paragraph 2 of the Order, for '13th February' substitute '27th February'.

    Report to lie upon the Table.

2    Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Bill Olner reported from the Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 2003.

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

3    Human Fertilisation and Embryology Amendment,-Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend and extend certain enactments regulating the treatment of women undergoing IVF procedures and to extend the range of information and counselling provided by health authorities: And that Mr David Stewart, Mr Alistair Carmichael, Julia Drown, Mr George Foulkes, Mr James Gray, Lady Hermon, Glenda Jackson, Ms Oona King, Miss Julie Kirkbride, Mr Andrew Mitchell, Mrs Eleanor Laing and Dr Rudi Vis do prepare and bring it in.

4    Human Fertilisation and Embryology Amendment Bill,-Mr David Stewart accordingly presented a Bill to amend and extend certain enactments regulating the treatment of women undergoing IVF procedures and to extend the range of information and counselling provided by health authorities: 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 56].

5    National Minimum Wage (Enforcement Notices) Bill [Lords],-The National Minimum Wage (Enforcement Notices) Bill [Lords] was, according to Order, read a second time and stood committed to a Standing Committee.

6    National Minimum Wage (Enforcement Notices) Bill [Lords] [Money],-Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to National Minimum Wage (Enforcement Notices) 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 National Minimum Wage (Enforcement Notices) 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 Act-(Mr Jim Murphy):-It was agreed to.

7    Northern Ireland,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That the draft Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 20th January, be approved-(Jane Kennedy);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Charlotte Atkins, Mr Ivor Caplin: 404.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mrs Iris Robinson, Mr Roy Beggs: 8.

    So the Question was agreed to.

8    Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Continuance of Part VII) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 23rd January, be approved-(Derek Twigg):-It was agreed to.

9    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 Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 7th January, be approved-(Derek Twigg):-It was agreed to.

10    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Derek Twigg.)

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

[Adjourned at 5.31 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    Immigration,-Draft Asylum (Designated States) Order 2003 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

Other Papers:

    2    Cabinet Office,-Government Response to the Eighth Report from the Select Committee on Public Administration, Session 2001-02, on "These Unfortunate Events" [by Command] [Cm. 5756] [Mr Douglas Alexander].

    3    Convention on the Future of Europe,-Seventh Progress Report from the United Kingdom National Parliament Representatives to the Convention on the Future of Europe [The Speaker].

    4    Museum and Galleries,-Accounts of the Imperial War Museum for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 426] [Clerk of the House].

    5    Supreme Court (Northern Ireland),-Land Purchase Account of the Supreme Court of Judicature, Northern Ireland, for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 427] [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Foreign Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee [Foreign Policy Aspects of the War against Terrorism]; to be printed [No. 405-ii] [Donald Anderson].

    2    Health,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [Foundation Trusts]; to be printed [No. 395-iii] [Mr David Hinchliffe].

    3    Home Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee [Probation]; to be printed [No. 437-i] [Mr Chris Mullin].

    4    International Development,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee [Trade and Development: Aspects of the Doha Agenda]; to be printed [No. 400-ii] [Tony Baldry].

    5    Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions,-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-iv] [Andrew Bennett].

    6    Regulatory Reform,-Seventh Report from the Regulatory Reform Committee [Proposal for the Regulatory Reform (Schemes under Section 129 of the Housing Act 1988) (England) Order 2003]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 436] [Mr Peter Pike].

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

    8    Trade and Industry,-(1) Second Special Report from the Trade and Industry Committee [Government Observations on the Second Report from the Trade and Industry Committee, on the Use of Retentions in the UK Construction Industry]; to be printed [No. 438]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Trade and Industry Committee [Company Law White Paper; The Royal Mail]; to be printed [Nos. 439-i and 145-ii]

    [Mr Martin O'Neill].

[W.H., No. 28]

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-(Derek Twigg);

    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


CORRIGENDUM

In the Votes and Proceedings for 10th February 2003, in Appendix II, Items 1 and 2 should have appeared as follows:

    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 Mr Michael Jabez Foster and Ms Meg Munn from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Orders); and nominated in substitution Mr Michael Foster and 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 Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Report); and nominated in substitution Mr Clive Soley.



 
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