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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 13th March 2003

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

PRAYERS.

1    Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Derek Conway reported from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Greater London Authority (Allocation of Grants for Precept Calculations) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 225).

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

2    Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Win Griffiths reported from the Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2003.

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

3    Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mrs Marion Roe reported from the Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Section 80B to Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2003 and Draft Paternity and Adoption (Adoption from Overseas) Regulations 2003.

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

4    Female Genital Mutilation Bill,-Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Female Genital Mutilation Bill be printed [Bill 21-EN].

5    Northern Ireland Assembly Elections Bill,-Mr Secretary Murphy, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Secretary Prescott, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Robin Cook, Mr Secretary Blunkett and Mr Desmond Browne, presented a Bill to make provision about the date of the poll for the election of the next Northern Ireland Assembly, and for disregarding certain days for the purposes of the period after a poll within which an Assembly must meet; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 74].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections Bill be printed [Bill 74-EN].

6    Fireworks Bill [Money],-Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Fireworks Bill [Money];

    Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Fireworks Bill, it is expedient to authorise-

    (a) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of-

      (i) any expenses incurred by the Secretary of State in consequence of any provision of the Act, and

      (ii) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other Act, and

    (b) the making of payments into the Consolidated Fund.-(Miss Melanie Johnson.)

7    Marine Safety Bill [Money],-Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Marine Safety Bill [Money];

    Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Marine Safety Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State in consequence of the Act.-(Mr John Spellar.)

8    Marine Safety Bill [Ways and Means],-Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Marine Safety Bill, it is expedient to authorise the making of charges by fire authorities in connection with marine incidents.-(Mr John Spellar.)

9    Adjournment (Flood and Coastal Defence Policy),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Jim Fitzpatrick);

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

10    Northern Ireland Assembly Elections Bill,-Ordered, That, in respect of the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections Bill, notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the Bill has been read a second time.-(Mr John Heppell.)

11    Public Petitions,-Public Petitions from-

    (1) residents of Coventry for stricter controls on the sale and use of fireworks, and

    (2) Pam Challis and others against proposals for the unrestricted opening of pharmacies

    were presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

12    Public Petitions,-A Public Petition from pharmacy users in Putney against any legislation which may threaten the viability of local pharmacies was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and the be printed.

13    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr John Heppell.)

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

[Adjourned at 6.30 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    Electricity,-Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Efficiency Obligations) (Amendment) Order 2003 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    2    Education,-(1) Action for Education and Employment South East Sheffield Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 558),

    (2) Bristol Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 561),

    (3) Derby North East Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 556),

    (4) Great Yarmouth Achievement Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 555),

    (5) North Stockton Community Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 557),

    (6) North West Shropshire Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 560),

    (7) Westminster Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 544),

    dated 3rd March 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

    3     Financial Services and Markets,-Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Disclosure of Confidential Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 693), dated 13th March 2003 [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].

    4    Local Government,-Local Government (Best Value) Performance Plans and Reviews (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 662), dated 11th March 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    5    Tax Credits,-Tax Credits (Official Error) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 692), dated 13th March 2003 [by Act] [Dawn Primarolo].

    6    Terms and Conditions of Employment,-(1)ACAS (Flexible Working) Arbitration Scheme (England and Wales) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 694), dated 13th March 2003, and

    (2) Statutory Paternity Pay (Adoption) and Statutory Adoption Pay (Adoption from Overseas) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 500), dated 11th March 2003

    [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Other Papers:

    7    European Union,-Paper, entitled Developments in the European Union: July to December 2002: The Danish Presidency [by Command] [Cm. 5763] [Mr Secretary Straw].

    8    Regulatory Reform,-Proposal for a Regulatory Reform (Gaming Machines) Order 2003, together with a statement by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 114) (House of Commons Paper No. 477) on the Social Services (High Performers) Grant for 2003-04,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Peter Pike Chairman of the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Special Grant Report, in place of Mr Derek Conway.

    2    Draft Child Benefit and Guardian's Allowance (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2003,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Alan Hurst Chairman of the Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

    3    Draft Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Section 80B to Adoptions from overseas) Regulations 2003 and draft The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Adoption from overseas) Regulations 2003,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr John Lyons and Mr Jim Murphy from the Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations); and nominated in substitution Jim Fitzpatrick and David Hamilton.

    4    Draft Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency Trading Fund Order 2003,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Derek Conway Chairman of the Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order, in place of Mr Peter Pike.

    5    ACAS draft Code of Practice on Time Off for Trade Union Duties and Activities,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Tim Boswell, Richard Burden, Mr Terry Davis, Mr Michael Jabez Foster, Mr Fabian Hamilton, Glenda Jackson, Jim Knight, Mr Ivan Lewis, Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger, Mr Peter Lilley, Mr David Rendel, Mr Laurence Robertson, Mr Geoffrey Robinson, Derek Twigg, Joan Walley and Mr Phil Willis from the Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Code).

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Environmental Audit,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education for Sustainable Development Sub-Committee of the Environmental Audit Committee [Learning the Sustainability Lesson]; to be printed [No. 472-ii] [Mr John Horam].

    2    Public Administration,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Public Administration [Cabinet Office Annual Report]; to be printed [No. 536-i] [Tony Wright].

    3    Trade and Industry,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Trade and Industry Committee [Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Electricity (Trading and Transmission) Bill]; to be printed [No. 468-iii] [Mr Martin O'Neill].

[W.H., No. 39]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

    Adjournment (The Financial Regulation of Public Limited Companies-Sixth Report from the Treasury Committee of Session 2001-02, and the Government's response thereto),-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Mr John McFall.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 18th March.

[Adjourned at 5.07 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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