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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 1st April 2003

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

PRAYERS.

1    Mersey Tunnels Bill,-Ordered, That the Mersey Tunnels Bill be considered on Tuesday 8th April.

2    Regulatory Reform,-Mr Peter Pike reported from the Regulatory Reform Committee the following Resolution:

    That the draft Regulatory Reform (Sugar Beet Research and Education) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 17th March, should be approved.

The Committee came to this Resolution without a Division.

3    Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr George Stevenson reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003.

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

4    Criminal Justice Bill,-The Chairman of Ways and Means reported from the Programming Committee, That it had come to a Resolution in respect of the Criminal Justice Bill, which it had directed him to report to the House:

    That, pursuant to the Programme Order of 4th December relating to the Criminal Justice Bill (as amended by the Orders of 4th February and 5th March):

    (1) Proceedings on consideration shall be taken on each of the three days allowed by the Order as shown in the second column of the following Table, and shall be taken in the order so shown.

    (2) Proceedings on the first day shall be brought to a conclusion six and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on that day or at the conclusion of the proceedings set down for that day, whichever is the earlier.

    (3) The proceedings shown in the second column of the Table shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the third column.

    (4) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion six and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill on the third day.

Day

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

First day

Clauses Nos. 1 to 6, Clause No. 8, Schedule No. 1, new Clauses relating to Part 3, Clauses Nos. 18 to 22, new Clauses relating to Part 4, Clause No. 23, Schedule No. 2, Clauses Nos. 24 to 26, new Clauses relating to Part 8, Clauses Nos. 44 to 49

Two and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on a Motion relating to this Resolution

Clauses Nos. 99 to 120, Schedule No. 6, Clauses Nos. 121 to 126

Three and a half hours after the commencement of those proceedings

New Clauses relating to Part 11, Clauses Nos. 82 to 98, Schedule No. 5

Six and a half hours after the commencement of such proceedings

Second day

New Clauses relating to Part 1, Clause No. 7, Clauses Nos. 9 and 10, New Clauses relating to Part 2, Clauses Nos. 11 to 17, New Clauses relating to Part 5, Clauses Nos. 27 to 34, New Clauses relating to Part 6, Clause No. 35, Schedule 3, New Clauses relating to Part 7, Clauses Nos. 36 to 43, New Clauses relating to Part 9, Clauses Nos. 50 to 62, New Clauses relating to Part 10, Clause No. 63, Schedule 4, Clauses Nos. 64 to 81

Six and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill

Third day

New Clauses relating to Part 12, Clauses Nos. 127 to 163, Schedule No. 7, Clause No. 164, Schedule No. 8, Clauses Nos. 165 to 171, Schedule No. 9, Clauses Nos. 172 to 176, Schedule No. 10, Clauses Nos. 177 to 201, Schedule No. 11, Clauses Nos. 202 to 206, Schedule No. 12, Clauses Nos. 207 to 211, Schedules Nos. 13 and 14, Clause No. 212, Schedule No. 15, Clauses Nos. 213 to 221, Schedule Nos. 16, Clauses Nos. 222 to 246, Schedule No. 17, Clause No. 247, Schedule No. 18, Clause No. 248, Schedules Nos. 19 and 20, Clauses Nos. 249 to 251, Schedule No. 21, Clause No. 252, Schedule No. 22, Clauses Nos. 253 and 254, Schedule No. 23, Clauses Nos. 255 to 258, Schedule No. 24, Clauses Nos. 259 to 265, Schedule No. 25, Clauses Nos. 266 to 268, Schedule No. 26, Clauses Nos. 269 to 273, Schedule No. 27, Clause No. 274, Schedule No. 28, Clause No. 275, Schedule No. 29, Clauses Nos. 276 to 280, remaining new Clauses, new Schedules, any remaining proceedings on the Bill

Five and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill.

    Report to lie upon the Table.

5    Emergency Broadcasting System,-Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Secretary of State to co-ordinate the provision of a multi-media broadcasting system to provide information to the public about emergencies and potential emergencies: And that Tom Brake, Simon Hughes, Mr Don Foster, Mr Paul Keetch, Vera Baird, Michael Fabricant, Mr Richard Allan, Mr Hugo Swire, Mr David Heath and Mr Edward Davey do prepare and bring it in.

6    Emergency Broadcasting System Bill,-Tom Brake accordingly presented a Bill to require the Secretary of State to co-ordinate the provision of a multi-media broadcasting system to provide information to the public about emergencies and potential emergencies: 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 85].

7    Crime (International Co-operation) Bill [Lords],-The Crime (International Co-operation) Bill [Lords] was, according to Order, read a second time.

8    Crime (International Co-operation) Bill [Lords] (Programme),-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 Crime (International Co-operation) Bill [Lords]:

    Committal

    1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

    Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 22nd May 2003.

    3. The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

    Consideration and Third Reading

    4. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

    6. Sessional Order B (programming committees) made on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

    Other proceedings

    7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on any message from the Lords) may be programmed-(Mr John Heppell);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Jim Fitzpatrick, Mr Jim Murphy: 320.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Mark Hoban, Mr Mark Francois: 170.

    So the Question was agreed to.

9    Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Bill,-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Message [27th March] relating to the Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Bill.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 2B to 2E in lieu of Lords Amendment No. 2 were agreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 26B to Lords Amendment No. 26, as amended by the Commons, was agreed to.

10    Local Government Finance,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 116) (House of Commons Paper No. 494) on Maintenance of Roads Grant 2003-04, a copy of which was laid before this House on 5th March, be approved-(Jim Fitzpatrick):-It was agreed to.

11    Representation of the People,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) (Variation of Specified Documents) Regulations 2003, which were laid before this House on 19th March, be approved-(Jim Fitzpatrick):-It was agreed to.

12    Immigration,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) Rules 2003, which were laid before this House on 24th March, be approved-(Jim Fitzpatrick):-It was agreed to.

13    Dangerous Drugs,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 12th March, be approved-(Jim Fitzpatrick):-It was agreed to.

14    National Health Service,-Ordered, That the Health Protection Agency (Yr Asiantaeth Diogelu Iechyd) (Establishment) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 505) and Health Protection Agency (Yr Asiantaeth Diogelu Iechyd) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 506), be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.-(Jim Fitzpatrick.)

15    Adjournment (Easter),-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 25 (Periodic adjournments), That this House, at its rising on Monday 14th April, do adjourn till Monday 28th April-(Jim Fitzpatrick):-It was agreed to.

16    Public Petitions,-Public Petitions from-

    (1) residents of Huntingdon, Brampton and Kimbolton against unrestricted opening of pharmacies able to dispense NHS prescriptions;

    (2) constituents of central Angus against the ending of restrictions on the opening of pharmacies;

    (3) residents of Coventry against unrestricted opening of pharmacies able to dispense NHS prescriptions; and

    (4) residents of Brandon, Suffolk, and others against unrestricted opening of pharmacies able to dispense NHS prescriptions

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

17    Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Ivor Caplin);

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

18    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Ivor Caplin.)

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

[Adjourned at 7.28 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 Negative Resolution:

    1    Civil Aviation,-Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 777), dated 20th March 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

    2    Copyright,-Copyright (Application to Other Countries) (Amendment) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 774), dated 20th March 2003 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    3    Income Tax,-Special Commissioners (Jurisdiction and Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 968), dated 18th March 2003 [by Act] [Ms Rosie Winterton].

    4    Maintenance of Dependents,-Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders (United States of America) (Variation) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 776), dated 20th March 2003 [by Act] [Yvette Cooper].

    5    Rights in Performances,-Performances (Reciprocal Protection) (Convention Countries and Isle of Man) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 773), dated 20th March 2003 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Other Papers:

    6    Culture, Media and Sport,-Government Response to the Fourth Report of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Session 2002-03, on Tourism: 'The Structure and Strategy for Supporting Tourism'[by Command] [Cm. 5790] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

    7    Development of Tourism,-(1) Statement of appointment and salary of Sir Michael Lickliss as Chairman of the British Tourist Authority; and

    (2) Statement of appointment and salary of Hugh Taylor as Chairman of the English Tourist Board

    [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

    8    Health and Social Care,-The Government's Annual Report on Learning Disabilities for 2003 [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 514-I and -II] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    9    National Audit,-Reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General on-

    (1) Fisheries Enforcement in England, and

    (2) Modernising procurement in the Prison Service

    [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 563 and 562] [Clerk of the House].

    10    Police Reform,-Code of Practice on Independent Custody Visiting [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Farm Waste Grant (Nitrate Vulnerable Zones) (England) Scheme 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 562),-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr John Hayes and Mr Andrew Tyrie from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Scheme); and nominated in substitution Mr David Curry and Mr James Gray.

    2    Draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) Amendment Order 2003,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Stephen Byers, Gillian Merron and Mr Clive Soley from the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Mrs Janet Dean, Mr Jim Murphy and Mr Sin Simon.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Culture, Media and Sport,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [Privacy and Media Intrusion]; to be printed [No. 458-v] [Mr Gerald Kaufman].

    2    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Delivery of Education in Rural Areas Sub-Committee of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [Delivery of Education in Rural Areas]; to be printed [No. 467-ii] [Diana Organ].

    3    Foreign Affairs,-(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee [The Inter-Governmental Conference 2004: The Convention on the Future of Europe]; to be printed [No. 606-i]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Developments in the European Union]; to be printed [No. 607-i]

    [Donald Anderson].

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

    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 [Reducing Regional Disparities in Prosperity]; to be printed [No. 492-iii] [Andrew Bennett].

    6    Regulatory Reform,-Eleventh Report from the Regulatory Reform Committee [Draft Regulatory Reform (Sugar Beet Research and Education) Order 2003]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 591] [Mr Peter Pike].

    7    Scottish Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Scottish Affairs Committee [The Work of the Disability Rights Commission in Scotland]; to be printed [No. 608-i] [Mrs Irene Adams].

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

    9    Trade and Industry,-(1) Fifth Report from the Trade and Industry Committee [The British Electricity Trading and Transmission Arrangements: pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Electricity (Trading and Transmission) Bill], together with Appendices to the Report; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 468]; and

    (2) Sixth Report from the Committee [White Paper on Modernising Company Law], together with Appendices to the Report; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 439]

    [Mr Martin O'Neill].

    10    Transport,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Transport Committee [Crisis on the Central Line]; to be printed [No. 592-i] [Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody].


[W.H., No. 46]

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-(Mr Gerry Sutcliffe);

    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       



 
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