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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 16th October 2003

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

PRAYERS.

1    Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr James Cran reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Electronic Communications (Network and Services) (Penalties) (Rules for Calculation of Turnover) Order 2003.

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

2    Adjournment (Defence policy),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Paul Clark);

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

3    Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Nick Ainger);

    And the Motion having been made at Six o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House, without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order, till Monday 20th October.

[Adjourned at 6.30 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


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


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

    1    Sea Fisheries,-Fishing Vessels (Decommissioning) Scheme 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2669), dated 14th October 2003 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    2    Education,-Education (Extension of Careers Education) (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2645), dated 9th October 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

    3    Police,-(1) Police (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2594),

    (2) Police (Complaints) (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2602),

    (3) Police (Conduct) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2599),

    (4) Police (Conduct) (Senior Officers) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2596),

    (5) Police (Efficiency) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2600),

    (6) Police (Promotion) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2595),

    (7) National Crime Squad (Dispensation from Requirement to Investigate Complaints) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2601), and

    (8) National Crime Squad (Senior Police Members) (Appeals) (Revocation) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2598),

    dated 14th October 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    4    Road Traffic,-M62 Motorway (City of Liverpool) (Speed Limit) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2615), dated 8th October 2003; and

    (2) Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (Borough of Blackpool) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2677), dated 15th October 2003

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

Other Papers:

    5    Animals (Scientific Procedures),-Report of the Animal Procedures Committee for 2002 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1128] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    6    Constitutional Affairs,-Government and the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service Response to the Third Report from the Constitutional Affairs Committee, Session 2002-03, on the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) [by Command] [Cm. 6004] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

    7    Government Resources and Accounts,-Report and Accounts of the Court Service for 2002-03, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No.1089] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

    8    National Lottery,-(1) Account of the Scottish Screen National Lottery Distribution Fund Account for 2002-03 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1126]

    (2) Report of the sportscotland Lottery Fund for 2002-03 [by Act]

    [Mr Secretary Darling].

    9    Police,-Police Appeals Tribunals (Amendment) Rules 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2597), dated 14th October 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    10    School Standards and Framework,-Accounts of the:-

    (1) Barnsley Education Action Zone,

    (2) Blackburn with Darwen Education Action Zone,

    (3) Bolton Education Action Zone,

    (4) Bridgwater Education Action Zone, and

    (5) Bristol Education Action Zone,

for 2002-03, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 1155, 1156, 1157, 1158,

    and 1159] [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Water Bill [Lords],-The Speaker has appointed Mr Edward O'Hara an additional Chairman of Standing Committee D in respect of the Bill.

    2    Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 127),-The Speaker has appointed Mr Joe Benton Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Report.

    3    Commission for Health Improvement (Functions) Regulations 2003,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Joe Benton Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Regulations.

    4    Draft Electronic Communications (Network and Services) (Penalties) (Rules for Calculation of Turnover) Order 2003,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Ross Cranston from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Order); and nominated in substitution Mr Jim Cunningham.

    5    Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1684),-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Greg Pope from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Regulations); and nominated in substitution Mr Frank Doran.

Grand Committees

    6    The Speaker has appointed Mr John Butterfill Chairman of the Northern Ireland Grand Committee in respect of its meeting on Thursday 23 October, in place of Mr John McWilliam.

European Standing Committees

    7    The Speaker has appointed Mr Joe Benton Chairman of European Standing Committee C in respect of European Union Document No. 6090/03 on Official Feed and Food Controls.

Standing Committee on the Inter-Governmental Conference

    8    The Speaker has appointed Frank Cook Chairman of the Standing Committee on the Inter-Governmental Conference in respect of its meeting on Monday 20 October.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Draft Civil Contingencies Bill,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Joint Committee on the Draft Civil Contingencies Bill; to be printed [No. 1074-v] [Dr Lewis Moonie].

    2    Health,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [Public Expenditure 2003]; to be printed [No. 1109-i] [Mr David Hinchcliffe].

    3    International Development,-(1) Eighth Report from the International Development Committee [Department for International Development: Departmental Report 2003], together 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. 825];

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Trade and Development at the WTO: After Cancún]; to be printed [No. 1183-i]; and

    (3) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Department for International Development: Departmental Report 2003]

    [Tony Baldry].

    4    Treasury,-(1) Eighth Special Report from the Treasury Committee [Government Response to the Tenth Report from the Committee, on Inland Revenue Matters]; to be printed [No. 1181]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Transparency of Credit Card Charges]; to be printed [No. 962-v]

    [Mr John McFall].

[W.H., No. 93]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

    Adjournment (Reducing Regional Disparities in Prosperity-Ninth Report from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee, Session 2002-03, and the Government's response thereto),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Charlotte Atkins.)

    And the sitting having continued for three hours, it was adjourned without Question put, till Tuesday 21st October.

[Adjourned at 5.30 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker

CORRIGENDUM

    In the Votes and Proceedings for Tuesday 14th October, in Appendix I, item 57, relating to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2627), should have appeared under the heading Other Papers.



 
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