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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 30th June 2003

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

PRAYERS.

1    Finance Bill,-The Chairman of Ways and Means reported from the Programming Committee, That it had come to a Resolution in respect of the Finance Bill, which it had directed him to report to the House:

    That, pursuant to the Programme Order of 6th May 2003 relating to the Finance Bill:

    (1) Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion eight hours after the commencement of proceedings on the first of the Ways and Means Motions relating to the Bill set down this day.

    (2) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion nine and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on that Motion.

    (3) Paragraph (2) of this Resolution has effect notwithstanding the practice of the House as to the intervals between stages of Bills brought in upon Ways and Means Resolutions.

    (4) The proceedings on consideration shall be taken in the order shown in the following Table, and each part of the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the second column.

Proceedings
Time for conclusion of proceedings
New Clauses and new Schedules, except those relating to stamp duty land tax or stamp duty.Three and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the motion referred to in paragraph (1) above.
Amendments relating to Clauses Nos. 1 to 41 and Schedules Nos. 1 and 2; Amendments relating to Clauses Nos. 130 to 211 and Schedules Nos. 21 to 42.Five and a half hours after the commencement of those proceedings.
New Clauses and new Schedules relating to stamp duty land tax or stamp duty; Amendments relating to Clauses Nos. 42 to 129 and Schedules Nos. 3 to 20; remaining proceedings. Eight hours after the commencement of those proceedings.

    Report to lie upon the Table.

2    First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Roger Gale reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Government's assessment as set out in Budget 2003 for the purposes of Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993.

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

3    Hunting Bill (Programme) (No. 3),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Programme Order of 16th December 2002 in relation to the Hunting Bill be varied as follows-

    1. Paragraph 4 of the Order shall be omitted.

    2. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion five and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

    3. Proceedings on consideration shall be taken in the following order-

      (a) New Clause 13 and any new Clauses and Amendments which stand to be grouped for debate with it;

      (b) New Clause 12 and any new Clauses and Amendments which stand to be grouped for debate with it;

      (c) Remaining proceedings.

    4. At the conclusion of proceedings on consideration, the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown to re-commit the Bill to a Standing Committee shall be put forthwith-(Alun Michael);

    And it being three-quarters of an hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Orders [28th June 2001 and 29th October 2002].

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Gillian Merron, Paul Clark: 292.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mrs Cheryl Gillan, Hugh Robertson: 161.

    So the Question was agreed to.

4    Hunting Bill,-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Hunting Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee.

    A Clause (Registered hunting: absolute bans: deer, hares, foxes and terrier-work)-(Alun Michael)-brought up and read the first time.

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

    Another Clause (Use of dogs below ground (No. 2))-(Lembit Ípik)-brought up and read the first time.

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

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Kate Hoey, Mr Roger Williams: 165.

      Tellers for the Noes, Jim Fitzpatrick, Mr John Heppell: 373.

    It being more than five and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion on Hunting Bill (Programme) (No. 3), the Speaker, pursuant to Order [this day], put the Questions on new Clauses that he had selected for separate Division.

    Another Clause (Foxes)-(Mr Tony Banks)-brought up.

    Question put, That the Clause be added to the Bill.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr John Heppell, Jim Fitzpatrick: 362.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Hugo Swire, Mr Douglas Hogg: 154.

    Another Clause (Registration in respect of hunting of mink)-(Paul Holmes)-brought up.

    Question put, That the Clause be added to the Bill.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Annette Brooke, Tom Brake: 341.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Hugo Swire, Mr Bill Wiggin: 160.

    The Speaker then put the Question on the Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown to be disposed of at that hour.

    Amendments (Nos. 88 to 98) made to the Bill.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Order [this day], That the Hunting Bill be re-committed to the Standing Committee to which it previously stood committed for the purpose of making such Amendments as the Committee considers to be necessary or expedient in consequence of the addition to the Bill of New Clause 11 on consideration-(Alun Michael):-It was agreed to.

5    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Margaret Moran.)

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

[Adjourned at 11.08 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 27th June 2003 (Non-sitting Friday, S.O. No. 12) pursuant to Standing Order No. 158 (Presentation of command papers):

    1    Mental Incapacity,-Paper, entitled the Draft Mental Incapacity Bill [Cm. 5859-I and -II] [Mr David Lammy].

Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 27th 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    Children and Young Persons,-Aycliffe Instrument of Management (Variation) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1649), dated 26th June 2003 [Mr Secretary Clarke].

    3    Magistrates' Courts,-Magistrates' Courts (Forfeiture of Political Donations) Rules 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1645), dated 22nd June 2003 [Mr Christopher Leslie].

    4    Medicines,-Medicine for Human Use (Marketing Authorisations Etc.) Amendment Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1618), dated 20th June [Mr Secretary Reid].

    5    National Health Service,-(1) Primary Care Trusts (Membership, Procedure and Administration Arrangements) Amendment (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1616), and

    (2) Strategic Health Authorities (Consultation on Changes) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1617),

    dated 23rd June 2003 [Mr Secretary Reid].

    6    Sex Discrimination,-(1) Equal Pay Act 1970 (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1656), and

    (2) Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1657),

    dated 26th June 2003 [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    7    Social Security,-Social Security (Claims and Payments and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1632), dated 24th June 2003 [Mr Secretary Smith].

    8    Supreme Court of England and Wales,-Crown Court (Forfeiture of Political Donations) Rules 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1646), dated 22nd June 2003 [Mr Christopher Leslie].

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 30th June 2003:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    9    Inheritance Tax,-Inheritance Tax (Delivery of Accounts) (Excepted Estates) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1658), dated 25th June 2003 [by Act] [Dawn Primarolo].

    10    Race Relations,-Race Relations Order (Seamen Recruited Abroad) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003 (S.R. (N.I.), No. 318), dated 25th June 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

    11    Supreme Court of England and Wales,-Crown Court (Amendment) (No. 3) Rules 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1664), dated 22nd June 2003 [by Act] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

Other Papers:

    12    Census,-Paper, entitled Census 2001: Key Statistics for Wards in England and Wales [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].

    13    Culture, Media and Sport,-Government Response to the Third Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Session 2002-03, on A London Olympic Bid for 2012 [by Command] [Cm. 5867] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

    14    Duchy of Cornwall Management,-Financial Statements for the Duchy of Cornwall for 2002-03 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 730] [Ruth Kelly].

    15    Enterprise,-Annual Plan of the Office of Fair Trading for 2003-04 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 899] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    16    Fire and Rescue Service,-Paper, entitled Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Our Fire and Rescue Service [by Command] [Cm. 5808] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    17    Government Resources and Accounts,-Report of the Financial Reporting Advisory Board to the Treasury for 2002-03 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 728] [Mr Paul Boateng].

    18    Parliamentary Commissioner,-Fourth Report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, Session 2002-03: The Prudential Regulation of Equitable Life [by Act]; to be printed [No. 809-I and -II] [Clerk of the House].

    19    Public Petitions,-Observations by the Secretary of State for Health on the Petition [22nd May] from Liz Hill and others against restrictions on the availability of natural health products [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Retirement Income Reform Bill,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Ruth Kelly and Mr Chris Pond from Standing Committee C (nominated in respect of the Bill); and nominated in substitution John Healey and Mr Tom Watson.

    2    Section 5 of the European Communities Act 1993 (Government's Assessment as set out in Budget 2003),-The Committee of Selection has discharged Jim Fitzpatrick and Mr Calum McDonald from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Assessment); and nominated in substitution Jim Murphy and Mr Malcolm Savidge.

    3    Food Supplements (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 1387, No. 1387),-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Andy Love and Joan Ryan from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Regulations); and nominated in substitution Charlotte Atkins and Claire Ward.

Grand Committees

    4    Northern Ireland Grand Committee,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Gillian Merron from the Northern Ireland Grand Committee and nominated in substitution Mr Vernon Coaker.

Programming Committees

    5    Finance Bill (Programming Committee),-The Speaker has appointed Jim Fitzpatrick, Mr Tom Harris, Mr Stephen O'Brien and Helen Southworth in place of Mr Chris Pond, Kali Mountford, Mr Mark Prisk and Mr Gerry Sutcliffe as members of the Programming Committee in respect of the Bill.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    6    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the New Covent Garden Market Sub-Committee of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [New Covent Garden Market: a follow-up]; to be printed [No. 901-i] [Mr Michael Jack].

    7    Foreign Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee on 27th June [The Decision to go to War in Iraq]; to be printed [No. 813-x and -xi] [Donald Anderson].

    8    Human Rights,-Fourteenth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights [Work of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission], together with the 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. 142] [Jean Corston].

    9    International Development,-(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee [Iraq]; to be printed with Appendices [No. 780-ii]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Trade and Development at the WTO: Issues for Canc˙n]; to be printed [No. 400-xvii]

    [Tony Baldry].

    10    Lord Chancellor's Department,-(1) Second Report from the Committee on the Lord Chancellor's Department [Judicial Appointments: lessons from the Scottish experience]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 902]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The Department for Constitutional Affairs]; to be printed [No. 903-i]

    [Mr A. J. Beith].

    11    Public Accounts,-(1) Thirty-fifth Report from the Committee of Public Accounts [PFI: construction performance]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 567];

    (2) Thirty-sixth Report from the Committee [Improving service quality: Action in response to the Inherited SERPS problem]; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 616];

    (3) Thirty-seventh Report from the Committee [Ministry of Defence: The construction of nuclear submarine facilities at Devonport]; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 636]; and

    (4) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The Operational Performance of PFI Prisons]; to be printed [No. 904-i]

    [Mr Edward Leigh].

    12    Science and Technology,-Part of the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Science and Technology Committee [The Scientific Response to Terrorism]; to be printed [No. 415-vi] [Dr Ian Gibson].



 
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