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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 10th June 2003

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

PRAYERS.

1    Liaison,-Mr Alan Williams reported, pursuant to Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee), That the Liaison Committee had directed him to report the following recommendation for the allocation of time for the consideration of Estimates on an allotted day (being the third allotted day in the present Session):

    That a day not later than 5th August be allotted for the consideration of the following Estimates for the financial year 2003-04:

      Home Department, in so far as the Estimate relates to the conduct of investigations into past cases of abuse in children's homes;

      Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, in so far as the Estimate relates to waste.

    Report to lie upon the Table.

2    Municipal Waste Recycling Bill (changed to Household Waste Recycling Bill),-Miss Anne Begg reported from Standing Committee F, That it had gone through the Municipal Waste Recycling Bill, and made Amendments thereunto, and had amended the title as follows:

      A Bill to make further provision regarding the collection, composting and recycling of household waste; and for connected purposes.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered on Friday 11th July; and to be printed [Bill 120].

    Minutes of proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 781].

3    Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Peter Pike reported from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft State Pension Credit (Decisions and Appeals-Amendment) Regulations 2003.

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

4    Consumer Protection (Unsolicited E-mails),-Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for the prevention of unsolicited commercial e-mail; to amend the Consumer Protection (Direct Selling) Regulations 2000; and for connected purposes: And that Paul Flynn, Mr Tony Lloyd, Mr Win Griffiths, Michael Fabricant, David Taylor, Brian White, Mr Andrew Dismore, Mr Huw Edwards do prepare and bring it in.

5    Consumer Protection (Unsolicited E-mails) Bill,-Paul Flynn accordingly presented a Bill to make provision for the prevention of unsolicited commercial e-mail; to amend the Consumer Protection (Direct Selling) Regulations 2000; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 11th July and to be printed [Bill 119].

6    Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill (Carry-over),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That if at the conclusion of this Session of Parliament proceedings on the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill have not been completed, they shall be resumed in the next Session-(Dr John Reid);

    And it being one and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [29th October 2002].

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Nick Ainger, Mr Ivor Caplin: 279.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Mark Hoban, Angela Watkinson: 162.

    So the Question was agreed to.

7    Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill (Extension of Period for Proceedings),-A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That if the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill is carried over to the next Session of Parliament, the period on the expiry of which proceedings on the Bill shall lapse in pursuance of paragraph (10) of the Order of the House of 29th October 2002 shall be extended by the period of six months-(Mr Tony McNulty);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Ivor Caplin, Joan Ryan: 287.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Mark Hoban, Hugh Robertson: 181.

    So the Question was agreed to.

8    Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill (Re-committal),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill be re-committed to a Standing Committee-(Mr Tony McNulty);

    And the Motion being opposed, after a brief explanatory statement from the Member who made the Motion and the Member who opposed it, the Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Standing Order No. 74 (Re-committal of bill).

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Ivor Caplin, Joan Ryan: 285.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Mark Hoban, Angela Watkinson: 168.

    So the Question was agreed to.

9    Sustainable Energy Bill [Money],-Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Sustainable Energy Bill [Money];

    Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Sustainable Energy Bill, it is expedient to authorise-

      (1) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of-

    (a) any expenditure of the Secretary of State under the Act; and

    (b) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums which under any other Act are payable out of money so provided; and

      (2) the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund-(Mr Brian Wilson.)

10    Mersey Tunnels Bill,-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Mersey Tunnels Bill, as amended in the Committee.

    Amendment (No. 27) proposed to the Bill, in page 3, line 6, to leave out the words 'November 1999' and insert the words 'November 2003', instead thereof.-(Mr Ben Chapman.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

    Mr Peter Kilfoyle rose in his place, and claimed to move, That the Question be now put.

    And the Question being put, That the Question be now put;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Peter Kilfoyle, Mr Joe Benton: 172.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Andrew Miller, Stephen Hesford: 70.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    And the Question being accordingly put, That the Amendment be made;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Andrew Miller, Stephen Hesford: 57.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Peter Kilfoyle, Mr Joe Benton: 165.

    So the Question was negatived.

    It being three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill, the Deputy Speaker interrupted the business, pursuant to Order [4th June].

    Ordered, That the Bill be further considered on Tuesday 17th June.

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

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

[Adjourned at 8.13 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    Agriculture,-Home-Grown Cereals Authority (Rate of Levy) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1512), dated 10th June 2003 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

    2    Betting, Gaming and Lotteries,- Gaming Clubs (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1513), dated 7th June 2003 [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

    3    Consumer Protection,- Creosote (Prohibition on Use and Marketing) (No.2) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1511), dated 9th June 2003 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    4    Food,-Animal By-Products (Identification) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1484), dated 5th June 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    5     Health Care and Associated Professions,-(1) The General Medical Council (Constitution of Fitness to Practise Committees) (Transitional Arrangements) Rules Order of Council 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1344), dated 5th June 2003;

    (2) The General Medical Council Fitness to Practise Committees and Review Board for Overseas Qualified Practitioners (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1343), dated 5th June 2003;

    (3) The General Medical Council (Voluntary Erasure and Restoration following Voluntary Erasure) Regulations Order of Council 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1341), dated 5th June 2003; and

    (4) The Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) Order 2002 (Transitory Provisions) Order of Council 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1340), dated 28th May 2003

    [by Act] [Dr John Reid].

    6    Immigration,-Immigration Control (Charges) (Basic Service) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1502), dated 6th June 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

Other Papers:

    7    Charity Commission,-Departmental Report of the Charity Commission for England and Wales for 2003 [by Command] [Cm. 5909] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    8    Intelligence Services,-Report of the Intelligence and Security Committee for 2002-03 [by Command] [Cm. 5837] [The Prime Minister].

    9    Public Expenditure,-Paper, entitled Public Expenditure: Statistical Analyses 2003: Corrigendum, corrected tables for chapter 8 [by Command] [Mr Paul Boateng].

    10    Public Petitions,-Observations by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on the Petitions [11th April] [one Petition] from electors within the Parliamentary constituency of Brentwood and Ongar; [14th April] [three Petitions] from residents of York; residents of pharmacists and their customers in the Tiverton and Honiton constituency; and residents of Wooton Basset and others; [29th April] [one Petition] from residents of South West Bedfordshire; [30th April] [one Petition] from residents from the Stoke-on-Trent South constituency; [1st May] [one Petition] from the constituents of Eccles; [8th May] [one Petition] from residents of Fareham and Southampton; and [14th May] [one Petition] from electors within the Parliamentary constituency of North West Leicestershire against the unrestricted opening of pharmacies able to dispense NHS prescriptions [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

    11     Transport,-Government Response to the Third Report of the Transport Select Committee, Session 2002-03, on Jam Tomorrow?: The Multi-Modal Study Investment Plans [by Command] [Cm. 5842] [Mr Secretary Darling].

    12    Work and Pensions,-Report entitled, Pathways to work: Helping people into employment; The Government's response and action plan [by Command] [Cm. 5830] [Mr Secretary Smith].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Draft Race Relations Act 1976 (Amendment) Regulations 2003:

    (1) The Speaker has appointed Mr Mike Hancock Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations, in place of Mr John Cummings; and

    (2) The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr David Cameron and Andrew Selous from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations); and nominated in substitution Mr James Clappison and Mr Boris Johnson.

    2    Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 122) on Local Authorities with Autonomy on Formulaic Capital Allowances,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr James Arbuthnot from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Report); and nominated in substitution Mr Michael Trend.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Culture, Media and Sport,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [British Film Industry]; to be printed [No. 667-v] [Mr Gerald Kaufman].

    2    Draft Corruption Bill,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Joint Committee on the Draft Corruption Bill; to be printed [No. 705-vii] [Mr Richard Shepherd].

    3    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Poultry Farming in the United Kingdom Sub-committee of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [Poultry Farming in the United Kingdom]; to be printed [No. 779-i] [Mr David Taylor].

    4    Foreign Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee [Thessaloniki European Council]; to be printed [No. 774] [Donald Anderson].

    5    International Development,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee [Iraq]; to be printed [No. 780-i] [Tony Baldry].

    6    Lord Chancellor's Department,-Memoranda laid before the Committee on the Lord Chancellor's Department [Asylum and Immigration Appeals]; to be printed [No. 772-II] [Mr A.J. Beith].

    7    Statutory Instruments,-Twenty-first Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 96-xxi] [Mr David Tredinnick].

    8    Trade and Industry,-Ninth Report from the Trade and Industry Committee [UK Steel 2003], together with Appendices to the Report; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 718] [Mr Martin O'Neill].


[W.H., No. 67]

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.-(Charlotte Atkins.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 4.57 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst
Deputy Speaker


CORRIGENDUM

    In the Votes and Proceedings of Monday 9th June, in Appendix III, Item 5(1), relating to the Science and Technology Committee, should have referred to the Sixth Special Report rather than the Sixth Report.



 
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