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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 20th June 2003

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

1    The Speaker's Absence,-The House being met, and the Speaker having leave of absence pursuant to paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 3 (Deputy Speaker), Sir Alan Haselhurst, the Chairman of Ways and Means, proceeded to the Table.

PRAYERS.

2    The Chairman of Ways and Means took the Chair as Deputy Speaker, pursuant to the Standing Order.

3    National Lottery (Funding of Endowments) Bill,-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the National Lottery (Funding of Endowments) Bill, not amended in the Standing Committee.

    A Clause (Commencement)-(Mr Christopher Chope)-brought up and read the first time.

    Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:-Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

    Amendment (No. 3) proposed to the Bill, in page 1, line 6, after the word 'expenditure', to insert the words 'as long as the value of funds spent on such endowments does not exceed 5 per cent of the value of total funds given to the Distribution Fund'.-(Mr Edward Leigh.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:-Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

    The Bill was read the third time, and passed.

4    High Hedges (No. 2) Bill,-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the High Hedges (No. 2) Bill, not amended in the Standing Committee.

    A Clause (Adoption of provisions by relevant authorities)-(Mr Christopher Chope)-brought up and read the first time.

    Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Christopher Chope, Mr Edward Leigh: 1.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Andrew Dismore, Mr Stephen Pound: 34.

    Another Clause (Complaint where relevant authority is owner or occupier of land)-(Mr Christopher Chope)-brought up and read the first time.

    Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Christopher Chope, Mr Edward Leigh: 1.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Andrew Dismore, Mr Stephen Pound: 35.

    Amendment (No. 49) proposed to the Bill, in page 1, line 7, after the word 'by', to insert the words 'an unreasonable obstruction of light caused by'.-(Mr Christopher Chope.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:-Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

    It being half-past Two o'clock, further consideration of the Bill stood adjourned.

    Ordered, That the Bill be further considered on Friday 4th July.

5    Pensions (Winding-up) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Pensions (Winding-up) Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 11th July.

6    Housing (Overcrowding) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Housing (Overcrowding) Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 11th July.

7    Health and Safety at Work (Offences) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 31st January, That the Health and Safety at Work (Offences) Bill be now read a second time;

    Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 11th July.

8    Food Colouring and Additives Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Food Colouring and Additives Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 11th July.

9    Telecommunications Masts (Railways) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Telecommunications Masts (Railways) Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 4th July.

10    Equality Bill [Lords],-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Equality Bill [Lords];

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 4th July.

11    Local Communities Sustainability Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Local Communities Sustainability Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 4th July.

12    Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 4th July.

13    Government Powers (Limitations) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Government Powers (Limitations) Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 4th July.

14    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Jim Fitzpatrick.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till three minutes to Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 23rd June.

[Adjourned at 2.57 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst
Deputy
Speaker


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


APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    1    Customs and Excise,-Fuel-testing Pilot Projects (Methanol Project) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1597), dated 19th June 2003 [by Act] [John Healey].

    2    Food,-(1) Fruit Juices and Fruit Nectars (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1564), and

    (2) Specified Sugar Products (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1563),

    dated 12th June 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

    3    National Health Service,-Commission for Health Improvement (Functions) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1587), dated 18th June 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

    4    Social Security,-Social Fund Maternity and Funeral Expenses (General) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1570), dated 16th June 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].

Other Papers:

    5    Miscellaneous (No. 10, 2003),-Protocols, done at Brussels on 26th March 2003, to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of the Republic of Bulgaria, Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, Romania, the Slovak Republic and the Republic of Slovenia, with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Cm. 5850] [Mr Secretary Straw].

    6    Post Office,-Accounts of Royal Mail Holdings for 2002-03 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    7    Public Petitions,-Observations by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on-

    (1) the Petitions [22nd May] from Derek Blackford and Mr Stephen Jones for restrictions on the period during which fireworks may be sold to the public; and

    (2) the Petition [4th June] from Mrs Margaret Todd and others for restrictions on the days on which fireworks can be used, except at licensed displays

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

    8    Race Relations,-Report of the Commission for Racial Equality for 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].



 
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