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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 7th March 2003

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

1    The Speaker's Absence,-The House being met, and the Speaker having leave of absence pursuant to paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 3 (Deputy Speaker), Sir Alan Haselhurst, the Chairman of Ways and Means, proceeded to the Table.

PRAYERS.

2    The Chairman of Ways and Means took the Chair as Deputy Speaker, pursuant to the Standing Order.

3    Message from the Lords,-A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:

    Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [Lords],-The Lords have passed a Bill to make provision about waste and about penalties for non-compliance with schemes for the trading of emissions quotas; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

    High Hedges Bill [Lords],-The Lords have passed a Bill to make provision for dealing with complaints about high hedges; and for connected purposes; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

4    Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [Lords],-The Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Monday 10th March and to be printed [Bill 66].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [Lords] be printed [Bill 66-EN].

5    Retirement Income Reform Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Retirement Income Reform Bill;

    And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time;

    Mr Edward Garnier rose in his place and claimed to move, That the Question be now put.

    And the Question being put, That the Question be now put;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr George Osborne, Mr Nigel Waterson: 127.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Nick Ainger, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe: 29.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    And the Question being accordingly put, That the Bill be now read a second time;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes: Mr Adrian Flook, Mr Nigel Waterson: 127.

      Tellers for the Noes: Mr Nick Ainger, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe: 26.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read a second time and stood committed to a Standing Committee.

6    Food Labelling Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Food Labelling Bill;

    And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time;

    And it being half-past Two o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.

    Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 14th March.

7    Pensions (Winding-up) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Pensions (Winding-up) Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 21st March.

8    Health and Safety at Work (Offences) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 31st January, That the Health and Safety at Work (Offences) Bill be now read a second time;

    Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 4th April.

9    Animals (Electric Shock Collars) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Animals (Electric Shock Collars) Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 11th July.

10    Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 14th March.

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

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 10th March.

[Adjourned at 3 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst
Deputy Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock on Monday next.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    1    Agriculture,-(1) Feedingstuffs (Zootechnical Products) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 545), and

    (2) Medicated Feedingstuffs (Amendment) (Scotland, England and Wales) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 546),

    dated 6th March 2003 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

    2    Education,-Education (Free School Lunches) (Prescribed Tax Credits) (England) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 383), dated 27th February 2003,

    (2) Education (Residential Trips) (Prescribed Tax Credits) (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 381), dated 27th February 2003, and

    (3) Education (School Lunches) (Prescribed Requirements) (England) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 382), dated 25th February 2003

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

    3    Designs,-Registered Designs Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 550), dated 6th March 2003 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    4    Fees and Charges,-Measuring Instruments (EEC Requirements) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 551), dated 6th March 2003 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    5    Housing,-Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Amendment Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 478), dated 3rd March 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].

    6    Income Tax,-Income Tax (Sub-contractors in the Construction Industry and Employments) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 536), dated 7th March 2003 [by Act] [Dawn Primarolo].

    7    National Health Service,-Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health (Functions) Amendment Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 497), dated 4th March 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    8    Patents,-(1) Patents Act 1977 (Electronic Communications) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 512), and

    (2) Patents (Electronic Communications) (Amendment) Rules 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 513),

    dated 6th March 2003 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    9    Social Care,-Care Homes (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 534), dated 6th March 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    10    Social Security,-Social Security (Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit) (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 455), dated 27th February 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].

    11    Value Added Tax,-Value Added Tax (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 532), dated 6th March 2003 [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].

    12    Water Industry,-Water Industry (Charges) (Vulnerable Groups) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 552), dated 6th March 2003 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

Other Papers:

    13    Competition Commission,-Report by the Competition Commission on the acquisition by VNU Entertainment Media UK Limited of Book Data Limited [by Command] [Cm. 5779] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    14    Northern Ireland,-Draft Code of Practice under the Terrorism Act 2000 (Paragraph 3(4) of Schedule 8) for Video Recording with Sound [by Act] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

    15    Treaty Series (No. 10, 2003),-Convention, adopted at Paris on 14th November 1970, on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property [by Command] [Cm. 5764] [Mr Secretary Straw].

    16    Treaty Series (No. 11, 2003),-Convention, done at Paris on 5th October 1962, establishing a European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere with Financial Protocol [by Command] [Cm. 5767] [Mr Secretary Straw].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Draft Asylum (Designated States) Order 2003,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr David Heath from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Mr Richard Allan.

    2    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 Committee of Selection has discharged Julia Drown, Kali Mountford, Richard Younger-Ross and Ms Debra Shipley from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Regulations); and nominated in substitution Mr Harry Barnes, Mr David Drew, Mr David Lepper and Dr Richard Taylor.

    3    Greater London Authority (Allocation of Grants for Precept Calculations) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 225),-The Committee of Selection has discharged Tom Brake from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Regulations); and nominated in substitution Mr Edward Davey.



 
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