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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 6th November 2003

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

PRAYERS.

1    Programming,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That Orders A to I relating to the Programming of Bills, made by the House on 28th June 2001, and programme orders of the current session of Parliament relating to bills which are carried over to the next session, shall continue to have effect in the next session of Parliament-(Peter Hain);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Nick Ainger, Gillian Merron: 232.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr George Osborne, Mr Mark Hoban: 87.

    So the Question was agreed to.

2    Deferred Divisions,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That the Order relating to Deferred Divisions, made by the House on 28th June 2001, shall continue to have effect in the next session of Parliament-(Jim Fitzpatrick);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Nick Ainger, Gillian Merron: 242.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr George Osborne, Mr Mark Hoban: 80.

    So the Question was agreed to.

3    Immigration,-Ordered, That the Immigration (Leave to Remain) (Fees) Regulations 2003, (S.I., 2003, No. 1711) be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.-(Jim Fitzpatrick.)

4    Public Petitions,-A Public Petition from Mrs Rosemary Anne Horney against the misuse of the name of the Lord, in violation of the Third Commandment, in films, books and television programmes was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

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

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till five minutes past Five o'clock, adjourned till Monday 10th November.

[Adjourned at 5.05 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 Negative Resolution:

    1    Agriculture,-Organic Products (Imports from Third Countries) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2821), dated 5th November 2003 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett]

    2    Charities,-Draft Charities (Alexandra Park and Palace) Order 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    3    Consumer Protection,-Motor Vehicle Tyres (Safety) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2762), dated 29th October 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

    4    Financial Services and Markets,-Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2822), dated 6th November 2003 [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].

Other Papers:

    5    Public Petitions,-Observations by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on the Petition [18th September] from residents of Knutsford, Alderley Edge and the surrounding area for international trade rules more favourable to the poorest nations [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Draft Education (Amendment of the Curriculum Requirements for the Fourth Key Stage) (England) Order 2003,-The Speaker has appointed Mrs Marion Roe Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

    2    Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections and Periods of Suspension) Act 2003 (Consequential Modifications No. 2) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2752),-The Speaker has appointed David Taylor Chairman of the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Order.

    3    Department for Transport (Driver Licensing and Vehicle Registration Fees) Order 2003,-The Speaker has appointed Mr James Cran Chairman of the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Order.

    4    Immigration (Leave to Remain) (Fees) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1711),-The Speaker has appointed David Taylor Chairman of the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Regulations.

    5    Patients' Forums (Membership and Procedure) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2123) and the Patients' Forums (Functions) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2124),-The Speaker has appointed Mr Joe Benton Chairman of the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Regulations.

    6    Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Australia) Order 2003 and the Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Chile) Order 2003,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Nigel Beard Chairman of the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Orders.

Grand Committees

    7    The Speaker has appointed Mrs Irene Adams Chairman of the Scottish Grand Committee in respect of its meeting on Wednesday 12th November.

European Standing Committees

    8    The Speaker has appointed Mr Mike Hancock Chairman of European Standing Committee A in respect of European Union Document No. 5268/03 on Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from Solvents used in Paints.

    9    The Speaker has appointed Mr Alan Hurst Chairman of European Standing Committee A in respect of European Union Document No. 12817/02 on Trans-European Networks.

    10    The Speaker has appointed Mrs Irene Adams Chairman of European Standing Committee C in respect of European Union Document No. 5007/03 and Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum on Competition Policy: Mergers.

    11    The Speaker has appointed Mr David Amess Chairman of European Standing Committee C in respect of European Union Document No. 10122/03 on Quality and Safety of Human Tissues.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Health,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [Obesity]; to be printed [No. 755-vi] [Mr David Hinchliffe].

    2    International Development,-(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee [The Autumn Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF]; to be printed, together with Appendices [No. 1266]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [The Autumn Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF]

    [Tony Baldry].

    3    Public Administration,-(1) Sixth Report from the Select Committee on Public Administration [On Target? Government by Measurement: The Government's Response to the Committee's Fifth Report], together with an Appendix; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1264]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [A Civil Service Act]; to be printed [No. 837-ii]

    [Tony Wright].


[W.H., No. 102]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

    Adjournment (Export Controls-First and Second Joint Reports from the Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry Committees, Session 2002-03, on the Government's proposals for secondary legislation under the Export Control Act 2002, and on Strategic Export Controls-Annual Report for 2001, Licensing Policy and Parliamentary Scrutiny; and the Government's responses 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 11th November.

[Adjourned at 5.54 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

     Deputy Speaker


CORRIGENDUM

    In the Votes and Proceedings of Wednesday 5th November, in Appendix II, Item 10, relating to European Union Documents Nos. 13297/03 and 13244/03 on Trans-European Networks

    (1) the item should have contained a reference to European Standing Committee A, not B, and

    (2) European Union Document No. 13244 should have been referred together with Addendum 1.



 
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