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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 9th June 2003

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

PRAYERS.

1    First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr James Cran reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Race Relations Act 1976 (Seamen Recruited Abroad) Order 2003.

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

2    Northern Ireland Grand Committee,-Mr John McWilliam reported from the Northern Ireland Grand Committee, That it had considered the matter of the Reinvestment and Reform Initiative: Investing in Northern Ireland's Future, referred to it on 20th May.

3    Courts Bill [Lords],-The Courts Bill [Lords] was, according to Order, read a second time.

4    Courts 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 Courts Bill [Lords]-

    Committal

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

    Standing Committee

    2. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on 10th July 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 five and a half hours after their commencement.

    5. 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 consideration.

    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 consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further message from the Lords) may be programmed-(Mr Nick Ainger);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Charlotte Atkins, Dan Norris: 291.

      Tellers for the Noes, Hugh Robertson, Mr Laurence Robertson: 82.

    So the Question was agreed to.

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

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Courts Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of-

      (a) any expenses of the Lord Chancellor under that Act, and

      (b) any increase attributable to that Act in the sums payable under any other Act out of money so provided-(Mr Ivor Caplin):-It was agreed to.

6    Courts Bill [Lords] [Ways and Means],-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Courts Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise-

      (a) provision amending section 329AA of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988, and

      (b) the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund-(Dan Norris):-It was agreed to.

7    Consumer Protection,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Domestic Infringements) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 12th May, be approved-(Dan Norris):-It was agreed to.

8    Competition,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Enterprise Act 2002 (Supply of Services) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 12th May, be approved-(Dan Norris):-It was agreed to.

9    Contracting Out,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Contracting Out (Administration of the Teachers' Pensions Scheme) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 28th April, be approved-(Dan Norris):-It was agreed to.

10    Criminal Law,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Referral Orders (Amendment of Referral Conditions) Regulations 2003, which were laid before this House on 1st May, be approved-(Dan Norris):-It was agreed to.

11    Criminal Law,-Ordered, That the Prosecution of Offences (Youth Courts Time Limits) (Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 917) be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.-(Dan Norris.)

12    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Dan Norris.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till a quarter to Eleven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 10.45 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 delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 6th June 2003 (Non-sitting Friday, S.O. No. 12) pursuant to Standing Order No. 158 (Presentation of command papers):

    1    Miscellaneous (No. 7, 2003),-Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity, done at Montreal on 29th January 2000, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Cm. 5833] [Mr Secretary Straw].

Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 6th June 2003 (Non-sitting Friday, S.O. No. 12) pursuant to Standing Order No. 159 (Presentation of statutory instruments):

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    2    Education,-Education (Additional Secondary School Proposals) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1421), dated 27th May 2003 [Mr Secretary Clarke].

    3    Food,-Contaminants in Food (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1478), dated 5th June 2003 [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    4    Local Government,-Local Authorities (Code of Conduct) (Local Determination) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1483), dated 5th June 2003 [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    5    Public Health,-Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Sponsorship) Transitional (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1415), dated 23rd May 2003 [Mr Secretary Milburn].

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 9th June 2003:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

    6    European Communities,-Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Database Protection Agreement between the United Kingdom on behalf of the Isle of Man and the European Community) Order 2003 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    7    Representation of the People,-(1) Draft Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Yvette Cooper], and

    (2) draft Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mrs Secretary Liddell].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    8    Animals,-Animal By-Products Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1482), dated 4th June 2003 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

    9    Criminal Justice,-Prisoner Release Victim Information (Northern Ireland) Scheme 2003 (S.R. (N.I.), 2003, No. 293), dated 5th June 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

    10    Value Added Tax,-Value Added Tax (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1485), dated 6th June 2003 [by Act] [John Healey].

Other Papers:

    11    National Audit,-Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Financial management in the European Union: The European Court of Auditors report for the year 2001 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 701] [Clerk of the House].

    12    Political Parties, Elections and Referendums,-Corporate Plan of the Electoral Commission for 2003-04 to 2007-08 [by Act] [The Speaker].

    13    Public Petitions,-(1) Observations by the Deputy Prime Minister on:

      (i) the Petition [26th March] from residents of the North West of England for a referendum on an elected regional government for the North West, and

      (ii) the Petition [29th April] from electors within the Parliamentary Constituency of Brentwood and Ongar and nearby district councils for a fairer method of distributing local government grants, and

    (2) Observations by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on the Petition [19th November] from Sandra Edwards and supporters of 'Voice 4 Dogs' for legislation to ban the import and export of products made from dog and cat fur

    [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

    14    Treasury,-Paper, entitled UK membership of the single currency: An assessment of the five economic tests [by Command] [Cm. 5776] [Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Sustainable Energy Bill,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Crispin Blunt from Standing Committee C (nominated in respect of the Bill); and nominated in substitution Mr Andrew Robathan.

    2    Draft Race Relations Act 1976 (Seamen Recruited Abroad) Order 2003,-The Committee of Selection has discharged David Cairns, Mr George Foulkes and Joyce Quin from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Mr Huw Edwards, Siobhain McDonagh and Lawrie Quinn.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Vets and Veterinary Services Sub-Committee of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [Vets and Veterinary Services]; to be printed [No. 703-ii] [Mr Michael Jack].

    2    Human Rights,-(1) Tenth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights [The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child], together with Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee and Appendices thereto; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 81];

    (2) Eleventh Report from the Committee [Criminal Justice Bill: Further Report], together with Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee and Appendices thereto; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 724];

    (3) Twelfth Report from the Committee [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. 765]; and

    (4) Thirteenth Report from the Committee [Anti-social Behaviour Bill], together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 766]

    [Jean Corston].

    3    International Development,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee [Trade and Development: Aspects of the Doha Agenda]; to be printed [No. 400-xvi] [Tony Baldry].

    4    Public Accounts,-(1) Twenty-eighth Report from the Committee of Public Accounts [Delivering better value for money from the Private Finance Initiative], together with an Annex and an Appendix; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 764]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Tackling Fraud against the Inland Revenue]; to be printed [No. 767-i]

    [Mr Edward Leigh].

    5    Science and Technology,-(1) Sixth Report from the Science and Technology Committee [Government Response to the Fourth Report from the Committee [Towards a Non-Carbon Fuel Economy: Research, Development and Demonstration]; to be printed [No. 745]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Light Pollution and Astronomy]; to be printed [No. 747-i]

    [Dr Ian Gibson].

    6    Welsh Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Welsh Affairs Committee [Draft Audit (Wales) Bill]; to be printed [No. 763-i] [Mr Martyn Jones].



 
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