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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 6th March 2003

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

PRAYERS.

1    Liaison,-Mr Alan Williams reported, pursuant to Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee), That the Liaison Committee had directed him to report the following recommendation for the allocation of time for the consideration of Estimates on an allotted day (being the second allotted day in the present Session of Parliament):

    That a day not later than 18th March be allotted for the consideration of the following Supplementary Estimate for the financial year 2002-03:

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office, in so far as it relates to the foreign policy aspects of the war against terrorism.

    Report to lie upon the Table.

2    First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr David Chidgey reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payment) Order 2003 and the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2003.

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

3    Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Bill Olner reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Maximum Number of Judges Order 2003.

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

4    Legal Deposit Libraries Bill,-Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Legal Deposit Libraries Bill be printed [Bill 26-EN].

5    Royal Assent,-The Speaker notified the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, That Her Majesty had signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts, agreed upon by both Houses, and to the following Measures passed under the provisions of the Church of England (Assembly Powers) Act 1919:

    Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003

    London Development Agency Act 2003

    Synodical Government (Amendment) Measure 2003

    Church of England (Pensions) Measure 2003.

6    Adjournment (International Women's Day),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Gerry Sutcliffe);

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

7    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Nick Ainger.)

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

[Adjourned at 6.28 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


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


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

    1    Government Trading Funds,-Draft Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency Trading Fund Order 2003 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    2    Local Government Finance,-Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 114) on the Social Services (High Performers) Grant for 2003-04 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 477] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    3    Town and Country Planning,-Draft Town and Country Planning (Electronic Communications) (England) Order 2003 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    4    Children and Young Persons (Northern Ireland),-Juvenile Justice Board (Transfer of Functions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003 (S.R. (N.I.), 2003, No. 137), dated 5th March 2003 [by Statutory Instrument] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

    5    Constitutional Law,-Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 407), dated 27th February 2003 [by Act] [Mrs Secretary Liddell].

    6    Customs and Excise,-Dual-Use Items (Export Control) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 504), dated 4th March 2003 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    7    Food,-Fish Labelling (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 461), dated 26th February 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    8    Housing,-Housing (Right to Buy) (Limits on Discount) (Amendment) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 498), dated 5th March 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    9    National Health Service,-(1) Health Protection Agency (Yr Asiantaeth Diogelu Iechyd) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 506), and

    (2) Health Protection Agency (Yr Asiantaeth Diogelu Iechyd) (Establishment) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 505),

    dated 5th March 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    10    Rates (Northern Ireland),-Valuation for Rating (Docks) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003 (S.R. (N.I.), 2003, No. 129), dated 4th March 2003 [by Statutory Instrument] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

    11    Social Security,-(1) Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 470), and

    (2) Social Fund Maternity and Funeral Expenses (General) Amendment Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 471),

    dated 27th February 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].

    12    Terms and Conditions of Employment,-Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (Application of Parts 12ZA and 12ZB to Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 499), dated 5th March 2003 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    13    Universities of Oxford and Cambridge,-Statute made by the Governing Body of Hertford College in the University of Oxford on 10th October 2001 amending the Statutes of the College [by Act] [Mr Robin Cook].

Other Papers:

    14    Supply Estimates, 2001-02,-Statement of the sums required to be granted to make good the excesses on certain grants for 2001-02 [by Command]; to be printed [No. 463] [Ruth Kelly].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Industrial Development (Financial Assistance) Bill,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Bill O'Brien Chairman of Standing Committee A in respect of the Bill.

    2    Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies Bill,-The Speaker has appointed Mr George Stevenson Chairman of Standing Committee C in respect of the Bill.

    3    Railways and Transport Safety Bill,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Joe Benton an additional Chairman of Standing Committee D in respect of the Bill.

    4    Police (Northern Ireland) Bill,-The Speaker has appointed Mr David Amess an additional Chairman of Standing Committee E in respect of the Bill.

    5    Draft African Development Fund (Ninth Replenishment) Order 2003 and the draft International Fund for Agricultural Development (Fifth Replenishment) Order 2003:

    (1) The Speaker has appointed Mr Joe Benton Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Orders; and

    (2) The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Robert Walter from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Orders); and nominated in substitution Alistair Burt.

    6    Local Authority (Overview and Scrutiny Committees Health Scrutiny Functions) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3048), Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health (Functions) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3007) and Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health (Membership and Procedure) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 3038),-The Speaker has appointed Mr Peter Atkinson Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Regulations.

    7    Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Codes B to E) (No. 2) Order 2003,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Bill Olner Chairman of the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

    8    Draft Apple and Pear Research Council (Dissolution) Order 2003 and the draft Horticultural Council (Amendment) Order 2003,-The Speaker has appointed Mrs Marion Roe Chairman of the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Orders.

    9    Education (Admission Forums) (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2900),-The Speaker has appointed Mr David Chidgey Chairman of the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Regulations.

    10    Greater London Authority (Allocation of Grants for Precept Calculations) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 225),-The Speaker has appointed Mr Alan Hurst Chairman of the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Regulations.

    11    Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 113) on the Special Grant in aid of the revenues of the London Borough of Hackney for 2002-03,-The Speaker has appointed Mr John Cummings Chairman of the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Report.

    12    Education (Co-ordination of Admission Arrangements) (Primary Schools) (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2903) and Education (Co-ordination of Admission Arrangements) (Secondary Schools) (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2904),-The Speaker has appointed Mr Joe Benton Chairman of the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Regulations.

    13    Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2003,-The Speaker has appointed Mr George Stevenson Chairman of the Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

    14    Draft Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Section 80B to Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2003 and the draft Paternity and Adoption Leave (Adoption from Overseas) Regulations 2003,-The Speaker has appointed Mrs Marion Roe Chairman of the Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

    15    ACAS draft Code of Practice on Time Off for Trade Union Duties and Activities,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Peter Atkinson Chairman of the Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Code of Practice.

    16    Education (Determination of Admission Arrangements) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2896) and the Education (School Information) (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2897),-The Speaker has appointed Mr Alan Hurst Chairman of the Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Regulations.

    17    Draft Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Consequential and Incidental Provisions) Order 2003,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Nigel Beard Chairman of the Thirteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

    18    Draft Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Powers of Seizure) Order 2003,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Joe Benton Chairman of the Fourteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

    19    Special Grant Report (No. 115) on Special Grants for Local Authorities,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Mike Hancock Chairman of the Fifteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Report.

    20    Education (Variation of Admission Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2898) and the Education (Admission Appeals Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2899),-The Speaker has appointed Mr Alan Hurst Chairman of the Sixteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Regulations.

    21    Education (Objections to Admission Arrangements) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2901) and Education (Modifications of Provisions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2953),-The Speaker has appointed Mr Jimmy Hood Chairman of the Seventeenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Regulations.

European Standing Committees

    22    The Speaker has appointed Mr Bill O'Brien Chairman of European Standing Committee A in respect of European Union Document No. 10665/02 on sustainable use of pesticides.

    23    The Speaker has appointed Mr Joe Benton Chairman of European Standing Committee C in respect of European Union Document No. 12846/02 on takeover bids.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Health,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Maternity Services Sub-committee of the Health Committee [Provision of Maternity Services]; to be printed [No. 464-i] [Julia Drown].

    2    Public Administration,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Public Administration [The Work of the Ombudsman]; to be printed [No. 506-i] [Tony Wright].

[W.H., No. 36]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

    Adjournment (Weekend voting and increasing voter turnout),-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Mr Jim Murphy.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 11th March.

[Adjourned at 5.29 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker

CORRIGENDA

    In the Votes and Proceedings for Tuesday 4th March, in Appendix III, Item 3 relating to the Health Committee should have printing number No. 395-iii.

    In the Votes and Proceedings for Wednesday 5th March, in Appendix II, in item 11, the title of the second instrument should have read: draft Paternity and Adoption Leave (Adoption from Overseas) Regulations 2003.



 
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