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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 10th July 2003

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

PRAYERS.

1    Nottingham City Council Bill [Lords],-The Nottingham City Council Bill [Lords] was read the third time, and passed, without Amendment.

2    Courts Bill [Lords],-Mr Bill O'Brien reported from Standing Committee D, That it had gone through the Courts Bill [Lords], and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 147].

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 985].

3    Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Alan Hurst reported from the Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Insolvency Act 1986 (Amendment) (Administrative Receivership and Urban Regeneration etc.) Order 2003.

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

4    Fifteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Joe Benton reported from the Fifteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Education (Outturn Statements) (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1153).

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

5    Message from the Lords,-A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:

    The Lords do not insist on their Amendment to the Railways and Transport Safety Bill, to which this House has disagreed, and agree with the Amendment proposed by this House in lieu thereof.

6    Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill [Lords],-The Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 148].

7    Adjournment (Economic and Monetary Union),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Vernon Coaker);

8    Royal Assent,-The Deputy Speaker notified the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, That Her Majesty had signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts, agreed upon by both Houses, and to the following Measure passed under the provisions of the Church of England (Powers) Act 1919:

      Appropriation Act 2003

      Finance Act 2003

      Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies Act 2003

      Marine Safety Act 2003

      Licensing Act 2003

      Sunday Working (Scotland) Act 2003

      Aviation (Offences) Act 2003

      Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003

      Nottingham City Council Act 2003

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      Clergy Discipline Measure 2003.

9    Adjournment (Economic and Monetary Union),-The Question being again proposed, That this House do now adjourn;

    And it being Six o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.

10    Business of the House,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business), That, at this day's sitting the Motion in the name of the Prime Minister may be proceeded with, though opposed, until Seven o'clock-(Charlotte Atkins):-It was agreed to.

11    Adjournment (Economic and Monetary Union),-The Question being again proposed, That this House do now adjourn;

    And it being Seven o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.

12    Draft Mental Incapacity Bill (Joint Committee),-Ordered, That the Lords Message of 13th June relating to a Joint Committee of both Houses to consider and report on any draft Mental Incapacity Bill presented to both Houses by a Minister of the Crown be now considered.

    That this House concurs with the Lords that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on any draft Mental Incapacity Bill presented to both Houses by a Minister of the Crown, and proposes that the Committee should report on the draft Bill by the end of November 2003.

    That a Select Committee of eight honourable Members be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords to consider any draft Mental Incapacity Bill.

    That the Committee shall have power-

      (i) to send for persons, papers and records;

      (ii) to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;

      (iii) to report from time to time;

      (iv) to appoint specialist advisers;

      (v) to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom; and

    That Mr John Bercow, Mrs Angela Browning, Mr Paul Burstow, Jim Dowd, Stephen Hesford, Mrs Joan Humble, Huw Irranca-Davies and Laura Moffatt be members of the Committee-(Charlotte Atkins.)

    Message to the Lords to acquaint them therewith.

13    Draft Civil Contingencies Bill (Joint Committee),-Ordered, That the Lords Message of 13th June relating to a Joint Committee of both Houses to consider and report on any draft Civil Contingencies Bill presented to both Houses by a Minister of the Crown be now considered.

    That this House concurs with the Lords that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on any draft Civil Contingencies Bill presented to both Houses by a Minister of the Crown, and proposes that the Committee should report on the draft Bill by the end of November 2003.

    That a Select Committee of eleven honourable Members be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords to consider any draft Civil Contingencies Bill.

    That the Committee shall have power-

      (i) to send for persons, papers and records;

      (ii) to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;

      (iii) to report from time to time;

      (iv) to appoint specialist advisers;

      (v) to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom; and

    That Mr Richard Allan, Mr Adrian Bailey, David Cairns, Mr James Clappison, Mr Kevan Jones, Mr Elfyn Llwyd, Patrick Mercer, Chris Mole, Dr Lewis Moonie, Kali Mountford and David Wright be members of the Committee-(Charlotte Atkins.)

    Message to the Lords to acquaint them therewith.

14    Draft Gambling Bill (Joint Committee),-Ordered, That the Lords Message of 2nd July relating to a Joint Committee of both Houses to consider and report on any Clauses of a draft Gambling Bill presented to both Houses by a Minister of the Crown be now considered.

    That this House concurs with the Lords in their Resolution relating to the said Joint Committee.

    That a Select Committee of eight honourable Members be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords to consider any clauses of a draft Gambling Bill.

    That the Committee shall have power-

      (i) to send for persons, papers and records;

      (ii) to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;

      (iii) to report from time to time;

      (iv) to appoint specialist advisers;

      (v) to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom; and

    That Janet Anderson, Mr Tony Banks, Jeff Ennis, Mr John Greenway, Mr Alan Meale, Mr Richard Page, Dr John Pugh and Mr Anthony D. Wright be members of the Committee-(Charlotte Atkins.)

    Message to the Lords to acquaint them therewith.

15    Public Petitions,-Public Petitions from-

    (1) pupils, teachers and helpers of Wentworth High School, Eccles, for justice in international trade,

    (2) West Herts College Student Union and residents and parents of Hemel Hempstead for the maintenance of the current provision of courses at the Dacorum Campus of West Herts College at Hemel Hempstead, and

    (3) residents of Humberstone Village, Leicester, against the closure of Humberstone Post Office

    were presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

16    Public Petitions,-Public Petitions from-

    (1) customers of Paydens Pharmacists of Cheriton High Street, Kent, and

    (2) customers of Taylors Pharmacists of Cheriton High Street, Kent,

    against the unrestricted opening of pharmacies able to dispense NHS prescriptions were presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

17    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Jim Murphy.)

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

[Adjourned at 7.31 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Nine o'clock.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

    1    Aviation Security,-Draft Policing of Airports (Belfast City) Order 2003 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    2    Education,-(1) Education (School Teachers' Pay and Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1708), and

    (2) Education (School Teachers' Prescribed Qualifications, etc.) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1709),

    dated 10th July 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

    3    Food,-Food (Brazil Nuts) (Emergency Control) (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1722), dated 10th July 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

    4    Local Government,-Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1692), dated 7th July 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    5    Immigration,-(1) Immigration (Leave to Remain) (Fees) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1711), and

    (2) Immigration (Leave to Remain) (Prescribed Forms and Procedures) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1712),

    dated 9th July 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

Other Papers:

    6    Access to Justice,-(1) Corporate Plan of the Legal Services Commission for 2003-04 [by Act], and

    (2) Report and Financial Statements of the Legal Services Commission for 2002-03, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 743]

    [Mr David Lammy].

    7    Chemical Weapons,-Report for 2002 by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on the operation of the Chemical Weapons Act 1996 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    8    Environmental Protection,-Report and Financial Statements of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee for 2002-03 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

    9    Government Resources and Accounts,-(1) Reports and Accounts of the Army Personnel Centre for 2002-03, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 872] [Mr Secretary Hoon],

    (2) Report and Accounts of the Valuation Office Agency for 2002-03, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 759] [Dawn Primarolo], and

    (3) Resource Accounts of the National Audit Office for 2002-03 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 974] [Mr Alan Williams].

    10    Government Trading Funds,-Reports and Accounts of-

    (1) Ordnance Survey, and

    (2) the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

    for 2002-03, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 734 and 881] [Clerk of the House].

    11    Industrial Training,-Report and Financial Statements of the Construction Industry Training Board for 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

    12    Public Petitions,-Observations by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on the Petitions [19th June] [two Petitions] from residents of Wimbledon; and residents of Chesham and Amersham; [23rd June] [one Petition] from residents of Wilmslow, Nether Alderley, Northwick, Barnton, Alderley Edge and the surrounding areas; [24th June] [one Petition] from residents of Pudsey constituency and others; and [25th June] [one Petition] from customers of pharmacies in Petts Wood, Biggin Hill, Crofton Road and St Paul's Cray against the unrestricted opening of pharmacies able to dispense NHS prescriptions [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

    13    Science and Technology,-Report and Accounts of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council for 2002-03, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 803] [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Draft Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) (No. 2) Order 2003:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, and has appointed Mr Roger Gale Chairman; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Peter Bottomley, Mr Nicholas Brown, Mr Alistair Carmichael, Mr Vernon Coaker, Mr David Crausby, Lady Hermon, Huw Irranca-Davies, Mr Kevan Jones, Jane Kennedy, Andy King, Mr Mark Lazarowicz, Dr Doug Naysmith, Mr John Taylor, Mr Michael Trend, Angela Watkinson and Dr Alan Whitehead.

    2    Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2003:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Regulations to the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, and has appointed Mr Roger Gale Chairman; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Charlotte Atkins, Gregory Barker, Mr Henry Bellingham, Mr Roger Berry, Ms Karen Buck, Dr Vincent Cable, Brian Cotter, Mr David Drew, Mr Mark Field, Dr Ian Gibson, Nigel Griffiths, Mr Fabian Hamilton, Mr David Kidney, Mr Andrew Love, Richard Ottaway and Mr Sin Simon.

    3    Animals By-Products Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1482):

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the Regulations to the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, and has appointed Mr Roger Gale Chairman; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Nick Ainger, John Austin, Virginia Bottomley, Mr Ben Bradshaw, Jon Cruddas, Andrew George, Mr John Hayes, Mr Robert Jackson, Mr Iain Luke, Siobhain McDonagh, Mr George Osborne, Dr Nick Palmer, John Robertson, Ms Debra Shipley, Dr Gavin Strang and Mr Roger Williams.

    4    Special Grant Report (No. 125) (House of Commons Paper No. 776) on the Preserved Rights Grant for 2003-04, Special Grant Report (No. 124) (House of Commons Paper No. 777) on the Delayed Discharges Grant for 2003-04 and Special Grant Report (No. 123) (House of Commons Paper No. 778) on the Social Services (High Performers No. 2) Grant for 2003-04,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Joe Benton Chairman of the Fourteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Reports.

Grand Committees

    5    The Speaker has appointed Mr Win Griffiths Chairman of the Welsh Grand Committee in respect of its meeting on Tuesday 15 July.

European Standing Committees

    6    The Speaker has appointed Mr Alan Hurst Chairman of European Standing Committee A in respect of European Union Document No. 7623/03 on Implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy.

    7    The Speaker has appointed Mr Joe Benton Chairman of European Standing Committee A in respect of European Union Document No. 9081/03 on Recovery of Cod Stocks.

    8    European Union Document No. 8566/03 relating to maritime transport security, has been referred to European Standing Committee A.

    9    European Union Document No. 10509/03, relating to Compliance with Common Fisheries Policy, has been referred to European Standing Committee A, together with European Union Document No. 7623/03 relating to the Implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), already referred to the Committee on 7th May.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    European Scrutiny,-Twenty-ninth Report from the European Scrutiny Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 63-xxix] [Mr Michael Connarty].

    2    Health,-(1) Eighth Report from the Health Committee [Inequalities in Access to Maternity Services], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 696];

    (2) Ninth Report from the Committee [Choice in Maternity Services], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 796]; and

    (3) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Inequalities in Access to Maternity Services; Choice in Maternity Services]

    [Mr David Hinchliffe].

    3    Public Administration,-Fifth Report from the Select Committee on Public Administration [On Target? Government by Measurement], together with the Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 62-I and -II] [Tony Wright].

    4    Transport,-(1) Sixth Report from the Transport Committee [Aviation], with the Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 454-I and -II]; and

    (2) Memorandum laid before the Committee [Key European Hubs: Comparison of Aviation Policy]

    [Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody].

    5    Welsh Affairs,-Third Special Report from the Welsh Affairs Committee [The Government Response to the Fourth Report of the Committee: The Primary Legislative Process as it affects Wales]; to be printed [No. 989] [Mr Martyn Jones].


[W.H., No. 81]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

    Adjournment (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.-(Mr Vernon Coaker.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 15th July.

[Adjourned at 5.15 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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