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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 1st May 2003

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

PRAYERS.

1    High Hedges Bill [Lords],-The Order for reading the High Hedges Bill [Lords] a second time on Friday 16th May was read and discharged.

    Bill to be read a second time on Friday 4th July.

2    Adjournment (Broadband),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Derek Twigg);

    The Motion was, with the leave of the House, withdrawn.

3    Public Petitions,-A Public Petition from the constituents of Eccles against the unrestricted opening of pharmacies able to dispense NHS prescriptions was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

4    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Keith Hill.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till ten minutes to Six o'clock, adjourned till Tuesday 6th May, pursuant to Resolution [28th April].

[Adjourned at 5.50 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


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


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

    1    Broadcasting,-Draft Broadcasting (Independent Productions) (Amendment) Order 2003 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

    2    Criminal Law,-Draft Referral Orders (Amendment of Referral Conditions) Regulations 2003 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    3    Immigration,-Immigration (Passenger Transit Visa) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1185), dated 30th April 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

Other Papers:

    4    Defence,-Ministry of Defence Minute, dated 30th April 2003, concerning the gifting of historic aircraft to the Royal Air Force Museum for onward loan to the Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Building Trust [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

    5    National Health Service,-(1) Statements of Guarantee given by the Secretary of State for Health on 17th March 2003 on loans proposed to be raised by-

      (i) Epsom and St Helier National Health Service Trust,

      (ii) Gateshead Health National Health Service Trust,

      (iii) Heatherwood and Wexham Park National Health Service Trust,

      (iv) Northhampton General Hospital National Health Service Trust,

      (v) North Hampshire Hospitals National Health Service Trust,

      (vi) Nottingham City Hospital National Health Service Trust,

      (vii) Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospital National Health Service Trust,

      (viii) Rotherham General Hospital National Health Service Trust,

      (ix) Sheffield Teaching Hospitals National Health Service Trust,

      (x) Southampton University Hospitals National Health Service Trust,

      (xi) South of Tyne and Wearside Mental Health National Health Service Trust,

      (xii) Tees and North East Yorkshire National Health Service Trust,

      (xiii) United Bristol Healthcare National Health Service Trust,

      (xiv) United Lincolnshire Hospital National Health Service Trust,

      (xv) University Hospitals of Leicester National Health Service Trust, and

      (xvi) West Hampshire National Health Service Trust;

    (2) Statements of Guarantee given by the Secretary of State for Health on 15th April 2003 on loans proposed to be raised by-

      (i) East Anglian Ambulance National Health Service Trust, and

      (ii) Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals National Health Service Trust;

    (3) Statement of Guarantee given by the Secretary of State for Health on 22nd April 2003 on loans proposed to be raised by Norfolk Mental Health Care National Health Service Trust

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    6    Special Procedure Orders,-Report by the Chairman of Ways and Means in the House of Commons, under section 3 of the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945, That no Petitions have been presented against the Marriages Validity (Harrogate District Hospital) Order 2003 [by Act] [Chairman of Ways and Means].

    7    Statutory Instruments (Notification),-Communication declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instrument had come into operation before copies were laid before Parliament, and explaining why such copies had not been so laid before the Instrument came into operation:

    Social Security and Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1050)

    [by Standing Order] [The Speaker].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    National Lottery (Funding of Endowments) Bill,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Joe Benton Chairman of Standing Committee C in respect of the Bill.

    2    Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers) Bill,-The Speaker has allocated the Bill to Standing Committee E (transferred from Standing Committee C) and has appointed Derek Conway Chairman in respect of the Bill.

    3    High Hedges (No. 2) Bill,-The Speaker has allocated the Bill to Standing Committee F (transferred from Standing Committee C) and has appointed Mr Peter Atkinson Chairman in respect of the Bill.

    4    Anti-social Behaviour Bill,-The Speaker has appointed Mr James Cran Chairman of Standing Committee G in respect of the Bill.

    5    Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 120) (HC 578) on Grants for local authorities classed as 'excellent' under the comprehensive performance assessment framework,-The Speaker has appointed Miss Ann Begg Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Report.

    6    Draft Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2003, the draft Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Rights of Access of Comptroller and Auditor General) Order 2003 and the draft Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Health Service Bodies) Order 2003,-The Speaker has appointed Mr John Cummings Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Orders.

    7    Housing (Right to buy) (Limits on Discount) (Amendment) Order 2003 (S.I., 2000, No. 498),-The Speaker has appointed Derek Conway Chairman of the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Order.

    8    Value Added Tax (Supply of Services) (Amendment) Order 2003,-The Speaker has appointed Mrs Marion Roe Chairman of the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Order.

    9    Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 118) on Special Grant for Local Authorities Rated Excellent and 3* Education Performers and the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 119) on Special Grant for the Excellence in Cities and Excellence Cluster Programmes.,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Roger Gale Chairman of the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Reports.

European Standing Committees

    10    The Speaker has appointed Nigel Beard Chairman of European Standing Committee B in respect of European Union Document No. 7280/03 on Racism and Xenophobia.

    11    The Speaker has appointed Peter Atkinson Chairman of European Standing Committee C in respect of European Union Document No. 13982/02 on Better Environment for Business.


[W.H., No. 54]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

    Adjournment (The Financing of Terrorism in Northern Ireland-Fourth Report from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, Session 2001-02, and the Government's response thereto),-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Derek Twigg.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 6th May.

[Adjourned at 2.30 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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