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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 7th April 2003

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

PRAYERS.

1    First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Nigel Beard reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 117) (House of Commons Paper No. 537) on 2003-04 Special Grant for Driving Local Authority Planning Performance.

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

2    Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Peter Pike reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) Order 2003.

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

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

    The Lords have agreed to the European Parliament (Representation) Bill, with Amendments; to which they desire the concurrence of this House.

4    European Parliament (Representation) Bill,-Lords Amendments to the European Parliament (Representation) Bill to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 89].

5    Trade Union and Labour Relations,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service draft Code of Practice on Time Off for Trade Union Duties and Activities, which was laid before this House on 10th February, be approved-(Derek Twigg):-It was agreed to.

6    Northern Ireland,-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 Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 31st March, be approved-(Derek Twigg):-It was agreed to.

7    Agriculture,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Farm Waste Grant (Nitrate Vulnerable Zones) (England) Scheme 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 562), dated 6th March 2003, a copy of which was laid before this House on 10th March, be approved-(Derek Twigg):-It was agreed to.

8    Fees and Charges,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Department of Transport (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 11th March, be approved-(Derek Twigg):-It was agreed to.

9    Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Code of Practice on Video Recording of Interviews) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 12th March, be approved-(Derek Twigg):-It was agreed to.

10    Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 5),-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 Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords] for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 10th February 2003, 4th March 2003, 5th March 2003 and 26th March 2003:

    Consideration of Lords Message

    1. Proceedings on consideration of the Lords Message shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion two hours after their commencement.

    Subsequent stages

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

    3. Proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement-(Derek Twigg):-It was agreed to.

11    Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords],-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to certain Commons Amendments to the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords].

    Lords Amendments Nos. 48ZA, 48A and 49A agreed to.

12    Industrial Development (Financial Assistance) Bill,-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Industrial Development (Financial Assistance) Bill, not amended in the Standing Committee.

    Amendment (No. 1) proposed to the Bill, in page 1, line 4, to leave out the words 'The limit shall be 3,700 million' and insert the words 'The said limit shall be 3,440 million', instead thereof.-(Mr Andrew Lansley.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:-Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

    The Bill was read the third time, and passed.

13    High Hedges (No. 2) Bill [Money],-Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to High Hedges (No. 2) Bill [Money];

    Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the High Hedges (No. 2) Bill ('the Act'), it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of-

      (1) any expenses incurred by the Secretary of State in consequence of the Act; and

      (2) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums which are payable out of money so provided by virtue of any other Act.-(Mr Tony McNulty.)

14    Broadcasting,-Ordered, That Mr Brian Jenkins be discharged from the Broadcasting Committee and Jim Sheridan be added.-(Mr Jim Murphy.)

15    Standards and Privileges,-Ordered, That Mr Alan Williams be discharged from the Committee on Standards and Privileges.-(Mr Jim Murphy.)

16    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Jim Murphy.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till six minutes to Nine o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 8.54 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    Health and Safety,-Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 978), dated 31st March 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].

    2    Local Government,-(1) Local Authorities (Goods and Services) (Public Bodies) (England) (No. 2) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1018), dated 4th April 2003, and

    (2) Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1021), dated 7th April 2003

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    3    Pensions,-Local Government Pension Scheme and Discretionary Compensation (Local Authority Members in England) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1022), dated 7th April 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    4    Road Traffic,-Motor Vehicle (EC Type Approval) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1019), dated 3rd April 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

    5    Supreme Court of England and Wales,-Common Investment (Closure of High Yield Fund) (Amendment) Scheme 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1027), dated 5th April 2003 [by Act] [Ms Rosie Winterton].

    6    Town and Country Planning,-Town and Country Planning (Prescription of County Matters) (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1033), dated 7th April 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

Other Papers:

    7    Broadcasting,-Report and Accounts of the Independent Television Commission for 2002 [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

    8    National Audit,-Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on the Procurement of Vaccines by the Department of Health [by Act]; to be printed [No. 625] [Clerk of the House].

    9    School Standards and Framework,-Accounts of-

    (1) Barnsley Education Action Zone,

    (2) Barrow Education Action Zone,

    (3) Greenwich Education Action Zone,

    (4) Kingston-upon-Hull Education Action Zone,

    (5) Leigh (Wigan) Education Action Zone,

    (6) Middlesbrough Education Action Zone,

    (7) North Gillingham Education Action Zone,

    (8) North Islington Education Action Zone,

    (9) Sheffield Education Action Zone,

    (10) South Bradford Education Action Zone,

    (11) South East England Virtual Education Action Zone,

    (12) South East Sheffield Education Action Zone,

    (13) South Tyneside Education Action Zone, and

    (14) Wednesbury Education Action Zone

    for 2001-02, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 594, 595, 596, 597, 598, 599, 600, 609, 601, 610, 602, 603, 604 and 605] [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Education and Skills,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Skills Committee [Secondary Education: Pupil Achievement]; to be printed [No. 513-iii] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

    2    Human Rights,-Eighth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights [Scrutiny of Bills: Further Progress Report], together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 634] [Jean Corston].

    3    Public Accounts,-(1) Sixteenth Report from the Committee of Public Accounts [Improving Public Services through Innovation: The Invest to Save Budget]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 170];

    (2) Seventeenth Report from the Committee [Helping victims and witnesses: the work of Victim Support]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 635]; and

    (3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The construction of nuclear submarine facilities at Devonport]; to be printed [No. 636-i]

    [Mr Edward Leigh].

THE SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATE

    The Speaker certified that the Industrial Development (Financial Assistance) Bill is a Money Bill within the meaning of the Parliament Act 1911.



 
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