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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 19th March 2003

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

PRAYERS.

1    Transas Group Bill,-The Order of the day being read for the Second Reading of the Transas Group Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Wednesday 26th March.

2    Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Win Griffiths reported from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Vehicle and Operator Services Agency Trading Fund Order 2003.

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

3    Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Derek Conway reported from the Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency Trading Fund Order 2003.

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

4    Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Alan Hurst reported from the Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the 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).

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

5    Thirteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Nigel Beard reported from the Thirteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Consequential and Incidental Provisions) Order 2003.

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

6    European Standing Committee C,-Mr Joe Benton reported from European Standing Committee C the following Resolution:

    That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 12846/02, draft Directive on Takeover Bids, and the unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum from the Department of Trade and Industry dated 4th March 2003 on the Council Presidency Compromise Proposal of 14th February 2003; welcomes the draft Directive as an important step forward in seeking to complete the European Union Financial Services Action Plan; and supports the Government's initial approach to negotiations in seeking to achieve a common framework for the treatment of shareholders and encouraging a single market for corporate control.

    Report, together with Resolution, to lie upon the Table.

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

    The Lords have agreed to the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections Bill, without Amendment.

8    Registration of Private Foster Carers and Child Protection,-Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the registration of private foster carers; to institute procedures for identifying and monitoring children arriving in the United Kingdom unaccompanied by adults with parental responsibility and make provision for their welfare; and to amend the law with regard to joint enterprise when prosecuting carers responsible for the death of children in their care; and for connected purposes: And that Mr Tim Loughton, Mr Andrew Lansley, Ms Meg Munn, Kevin Brennan, Miss Julie Kirkbride, Jonathan Shaw, Mr Julian Brazier, Miss Anne McIntosh, Mr Jonathan Djanogly, Mr Robert Walter, Mr Robert Syms and Mrs Eleanor Laing do prepare and bring it in.

9    Registration of Private Foster Carers and Child Protection Bill,-Mr Tim Loughton accordingly presented a Bill to require the registration of private foster carers; to institute procedures for identifying and monitoring children arriving in the United Kingdom unaccompanied by adults with parental responsibility and make provision for their welfare; and to amend the law with regard to joint enterprise when prosecuting carers responsible for the death of children in their care; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 4th July and to be printed [Bill 80].

10    Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) 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 the following provisions shall apply to the Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Order of 28th November 2002-

    Consideration of Lords Amendments

    1. Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall be completed at the moment of interruption on the day on which they commence.

    2. Those proceedings shall be taken in the order shown in the first column of the following Table, and each part of those proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time shown in the second column.

Lords Amendments

Time for conclusion of proceedings

Nos. 1 to 3, 5, 47, 4, 10 to 13, 21, 7, 8 and 39.

Three and a half hours before the moment of interruption.

Nos. 6, 9, 14 to 16, 18, 23, 17, 19, 40, 42 and 44 to 46.

Two hours before the moment of interruption.

Nos. 24, 25, 22, 26 to 28, 33, 43, 34, 35, 41, 20, 32, 29 to 31 and 36 to 38.

The moment of interruption.

    Subsequent stages

    3. Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question put.

    4. Proceedings on any further Message shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement-(Mr Phil Woolas):-It was agreed to.

11    Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Bill,-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to the Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Bill.

    Lords Amendment No. 1 was agreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 2.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment-(Jacqui Smith);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Charlotte Atkins, Joan Ryan: 320.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Robert Syms, Hugh Robertson: 178.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 3 was agreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 5.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment-(Jacqui Smith);

    And it being half-past Three o'clock, the Deputy Speaker put the Question already proposed from the Chair, pursuant to Order [this day].

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Ivor Caplin, Mr Phil Woolas: 330.

      Tellers for the Noes, Angela Watkinson, Mr Mark Francois: 205.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    The Deputy Speaker then put forthwith the Question on a Motion made by a Minister of the Crown that this House disagrees with the Lords in a Lords Amendment.

    Lords Amendment No. 47.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment-(Jacqui Smith);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Ivor Caplin, Mr Phil Woolas: 333.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Mark Francois, Angela Watkinson: 203.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    The Deputy Speaker then put forthwith the Question, That this House agrees with the Lords in the remaining Lords Amendments to be disposed of at that hour.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 4, 10 to 13, 21, 7, 8 and 39 were agreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 6

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment-(Jacqui Smith);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Fraser Kemp, Mr Ivor Caplin: 328.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Alan Reid, Richard Younger-Ross: 198.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 9 was agreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 14.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment-(Jacqui Smith);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Ivor Caplin, Charlotte Atkins: 321.

      Tellers for the Noes, Richard Younger-Ross, Mr Alan Reid: 202.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    And it being after Five o'clock, the Deputy Speaker put the Questions on Motions made by a Minister of the Crown that this House disagrees with the Lords in a Lords Amendment.

    Lords Amendment No. 15 was disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 16.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment-(Jacqui Smith);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Phil Woolas, Gillian Merron: 321.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Wilshire, Mr Mark Francois: 203.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 18.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment-(Jacqui Smith);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Phil Woolas, Gillian Merron: 320.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Alan Reid, Richard Younger-Ross: 203.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 23.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment-(Jacqui Smith);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Phil Woolas, Gillian Merron: 322.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Wilshire, Mr Mark Hoban: 206.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 17, 19, 40, 42 and 44 to 46 were agreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 24.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment-(Jacqui Smith);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr John Heppell, Mr Fraser Kemp: 308.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Wilshire, Mr Mark Francois: 198.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 25.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment-(Jacqui Smith);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Fraser Kemp, Mr John Heppell: 318.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Wilshire, Mr Mark Francois: 198.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    And it being after Seven o'clock, the Speaker put forthwith the remaining Questions on Amendments to Lords Amendments to be moved by a Minister of the Crown.

    Lords Amendment No. 26.

    An Amendment ((a)) was proposed to the Lords Amendment, in line 25, to leave out the words leave out 'excluding Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays'.-(Jacqui Smith).

    Question put, That the Amendment be made to the Lords Amendment.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Fraser Kemp, Mr John Heppell: 315.

      Tellers for the Noes, Sir Robert Smith, Mr Alan Reid: 197.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment, as amended, was agreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 35.

    An Amendment ((a)) was proposed to the Lords Amendment, in line 16, to leave out subsection (4).-(Jacqui Smith).

    Question put, That the Amendment be made.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Fraser Kemp, Mr John Heppell: 314.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Wilshire, Mr Mark Francois: 193.

    The Lords Amendment, as amended, was agreed to.

    The Speaker then put forthwith the Question, That this House agrees with the Lords in the remaining Lords Amendments.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 22, 27, 28, 33, 43, 34, 41, 20, 32, 29 to 31, and 36 to 38 were agreed to.

    Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their Amendments Nos. 2, 5, 6, 14 to 16, 18, 23 to 25 and 47.

    That Mr Simon Burns, Mr Paul Burstow, Jim Fitzpatrick, Mr Andrew Love and Jacqui Smith be members of the Committee.

    That Jacqui Smith be the Chairman of the Committee.

    That three be the Quorum of the Committee.

    That the Committee do withdraw immediately.-(Mr Phil Woolas.)

12    International Development,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft African Development Fund (Ninth Replenishment) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 24th February, be approved-(Mr Phil Woolas):-It was agreed to.

13    International Development,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft International Fund for Agricultural Development (Fifth Replenishment) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 24th February, be approved-(Mr Phil Woolas):-It was agreed to.

14    Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions),-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Cattle, which was laid before this House on 26th February, be approved-(Mr Phil Woolas):-It was agreed to.

15    Local Government,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Local Authorities (Charges for Specified Welfare Services) (England) Regulations 2003, which were laid before this House on 4th March, be approved-(Mr Phil Woolas):-It was agreed to.

16    Terms and Conditions of Employment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Paternity and Adoption Leave (Adoption from Overseas) Regulations 2003, which were laid before this House on 24th February, be approved-(Mr Phil Woolas):-It was agreed to.

17    Terms and Conditions of Employment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Section 80B to Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2003, which were laid before this House on 24th February, be approved-(Mr Phil Woolas):-It was agreed to.

18    Housing,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 18 (Consideration of draft regulatory reform orders), That the draft Regulatory Reform (Housing Management Agreements) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 24th February, be approved-(Mr Phil Woolas):-It was agreed to.

19    Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Bill,-Jacqui Smith reported from the Committee appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to certain of their Amendments to the Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Bill, That it had drawn up the following Reasons, which it had directed her to report to the House:

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 2 for the following Reason:-

      Because it is important for the Bill to be able to apply to all NHS hospital patients and it is discriminatory to exclude patients receiving mental health services.

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments No. 5 for the following Reason:-

      Because it is necessary for the Bill to come into force before 1st April 2004.

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 6 for the following Reason:-

      Because it is unnecessary to require consent for the giving of notices containing no personal information and because Lords Amendment No. 9 makes more appropriate provision for consultation.

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments Nos. 14, 15 and 16 for the following Reason:-

      Because it is unnecessary to add additional requirements in relation to community care assessments under clause 3(3) and it is undesirable to differentiate between assessments under clause 3(3) and other assessments carried out under section 47 of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990.

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 18 for the following Reason:-

      Because it is unnecessary to add additional requirements in relation to carers' assessments under clause 3(4) and it is undesirable to differentiate between assessments under clause 3(4) and other assessments carried out under the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000.

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 23 for the following Reason:-

      Because the decision to discharge should not be subject to the consent of the patient and it is undesirable to discriminate on this issue between patients who are subject to the Bill and other hospital patients.

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 24 for the following Reason:-

      Because the inspection and monitoring system for health and social care services is adequate and the Amendment is unnecessary.

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 25 for the following Reason:-

      Because the inspecting bodies for health and social care services will be able to make reports on the operation of the Bill.

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 47 for the following Reason:-

      Because the provisions of Part I should not be made to have only temporary effect.

    The Reasons were agreed to.

    Message to the Lords to communicate the said Reasons, with the Bill and Amendments.

20    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Phil Woolas.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till one minute past Eight o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 8.01 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    Representation of the People,-Draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) (Variation of Specified Documents) Regulations 2003 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    2    Supreme Court of England and Wales,-Common Investment (Closure of High Yield Fund) Scheme 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 778), dated 5th March 2003 [by Act] [Ms Rosie Winterton].

Other Papers:

    3    Low Pay Commission,-Fourth Report from the Low Pay Commission, entitled The National Minimum Wage: Building on Success [by Command] [Cm. 5768] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    4    Trade and Industry,-Department of Trade and Industry Minute, dated 19th March 2003, concerning the renewal of an indemnity to British Nuclear Insurers [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Papers withdrawn:

    5    Representation of the People,-Draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) (Variation of Specified Documents) Regulations 2003 [laid 4th March].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) Order 2003:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, and has appointed Miss Anne Begg Chairman; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Bob Ainsworth, Mrs Patsy Calton, Paul Clark, Mr David Crausby, Mr Frank Field, Barbara Follett, Mr Mark Francois, Mr Nick Hawkins, Mr John Heppell, Simon Hughes, Jim Knight, Fiona Mactaggart, Mr Gordon Prentice, Mr Andrew Rosindell, Mr Graham Stringer and Mr Bill Wiggin.

    2    Draft General and Specialist Medical Practice (Education, Training and Qualifications) Order 2003:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, and has appointed Mr George Stevenson Chairman; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Virginia Bottomley, Mrs Patsy Calton, Mrs Anne Campbell, Denzil Davies, Jim Fitzpatrick, Mr Neil Gerrard, Mrs Cheryl Gillan, Chris Grayling, Mr Fabian Hamilton, Dr Evan Harris, Mr George Howarth, Mr John Hutton, Mr David Marshall, Mr Alan Meale, Dr Andrew Murrison and Claire Ward.

    3    Draft Department of Transport (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2003:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Tom Brake, Mr Christopher Chope, Mr Don Foster, Mr Mark Hendrick, Glenda Jackson, Mr David Jamieson, Mr George Mudie, Mr George Osborne, Mr Gwyn Prosser, Joan Ryan, Mr Robert Syms, Mr Andrew Turner, Mr Dave Watts, Mrs Betty Williams, David Winnick and Derek Wyatt.

    4    Farm Waste Grant (Nitrate Vulnerable Zones) (England) Scheme 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 562):

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the Scheme to the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, and has appointed Mr George Stevenson Chairman; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Nick Ainger, Mr Bob Blizzard, Peter Bradley, Geraint Davies, Mr John Denham, Sue Doughty, Mr David Drew, Andrew George, Mr Roger Godsiff, Mr John Hayes, Mr John Horam, Huw Irranca-Davies, Julie Morgan, Mr Elliot Morley, Hugh Robertson and Mr Andrew Tyrie.

    5    Draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2003:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, and has appointed Mr James Cran Chairman; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Desmond Browne, Mr Stephen Byers, Mr Nigel Dodds, Lady Hermon, Kate Hoey, Mr Kevin Hughes, Mr Piara S. Khabra, Shona McIsaac, Gillian Merron, Lembit Ípik, Mr Clive Soley, Mr Hugo Swire, Mr John Taylor, Jon Trickett, Mr David Wilshire and David Wright.

    6    Sea Fisheries (Restriction on Days at Sea) Order (S.I., 2003, No. 229):

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the Order to the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated twenty Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Nick Ainger, Mr Peter Ainsworth, Gregory Barker, Peter Bradley, Mr Alistair Carmichael, Mr Jonathan Djanogly, Mr Bill Etherington, Andrew George, Mr John Hayes, Mr Doug Henderson, Rosemary McKenna, Mr Kevin McNamara, Mr Austin Mitchell, Mr Elliot Morley, Hugh Robertson, Mr Alex Salmond, Mr Martin Salter, Mr David Stewart, Dr Gavin Strang and Dr Alan Whitehead.

    7    Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Efficiency Obligations) (Amendment) Order 2003:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, and has appointed Mr James Cran Chairman; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Nick Ainger, Mr Graham Allen, Janet Anderson, Mr Bob Blizzard, Peter Bradley, Mr David Curry, Sue Doughty, Mr John Hayes, Chris McCafferty, Chris Mole, Mr Elliot Morley, Hugh Robertson, Mr Andrew Stunell, Mr Tom Watson, Mr Bill Wiggin and Mr Shaun Woodward.

    8    Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) Rules 2003:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the Rules to the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, and has appointed Mr Peter Atkinson Chairman; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Richard Burden, Yvette Cooper, Mr Terry Davis, Jeff Ennis, Michael Fabricant, Mr Mark Field, Mr John Grogan, Mr Nick Hawkins, Mr David Heath, Mr Fraser Kemp, Ann McKechin, Laura Moffatt, Mr Andy Reed, Dr John Reid, Joan Walley and Angela Watkinson.

    9    Draft Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency Trading Fund Order 2003, - The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Andrew Love from the Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Mr Mike Hall.

    10    Draft Climate Change Levy (Combined Heat and Power Stations) Prescribed Conditions and Efficiency Percentages (Amendment) Regulations 2003, - The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Gerry Sutcliffe from the Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations); and nominated in substitution Mr Jim Murphy.

    11    Draft Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Consequential and Incidental Provisions) Order 2003, - The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Humfrey Malins from the Thirteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Mr Dominic Grieve.

    12    Draft Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Powers of Seizure) Order 2003, - The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr John Denham and Dr Howard Stoate from the Fourteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Hilary Benn and Paul Clark.

    13    Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No.115) on Special Grants for Local Authorities, - The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Nick Raynsford from the Fifteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Report); and nominated in substitution Mr Christopher Leslie.

European Standing Committees

    14    European Document No. 7505/02, relating to additives in animal nutrition, has been referred to European Standing Committee C.

    15    European Union Document No. 5765/03, relating to Entrepreneurship in Europe, has been referred to European Standing Committee C, together with European Union Document No. 13982/02 and Addenda 1-3, relating to a better environment for business in the EU, already referred to the Committee on 15th January 2003.

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-vi] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

    2    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [The Future of Waste Management]; to be printed [No. 385-iv] [Mr David Curry].

    3    European Scrutiny,-(1) Fifteenth Report from the European Scrutiny Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 63-xv]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Report of the Convention's Working Group X on "freedom, security and justice"]; to be printed; [No. 554-i]

    [Mr Jimmy Hood].

    4    Public Accounts,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts [Maintaining England's Motorways and Trunk Roads]; to be printed [No. 556-i] [Mr Edward Leigh].

    5    Science and Technology,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Science and Technology Committee [Towards a Non-Carbon Fuel Economy: Research, Development and Demonstration]; to be printed [No. 55-iv] [Dr Ian Gibson].

    6    Transport,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Transport Committee [Aviation]; to be printed [No. 454-ii] [Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody].

    7    Welsh Affairs-(1) Fourth Report from the Welsh Affairs Committee [The Primary Legislative Process as it affects Wales], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 79]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Empowering Children and Young People in Wales]; to be printed; [No. 433-iii]

    [Mr Martyn Jones].


[W.H., No. 41]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

    Adjournment,-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Derek Twigg.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 6.02 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst      
Deputy Speaker            



 
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