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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 12th February 2004

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

PRAYERS.

1    Gangmasters (Licensing) Bill,-Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Gangmasters (Licensing) Bill be printed [Bill 17-EN].

2    Health and Safety at Work (Offences) Bill,-Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Health and Safety at Work (Offences) Bill be printed [Bill 51-EN].

3    Sustainable and Secure Buildings Bill [Money],-Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Sustainable and Secure Buildings Bill [Money];

    Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Sustainable and Secure Buildings Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of-

    (1) any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State in consequence or by virtue of the Act; and

    (2) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided by virtue of any other Act.-(Phil Hope.)

4    Public Accounts,-Resolved, That this House takes note of the 64th to 68th Reports of the Committee of Public Accounts of Session 2001-02 and the 1st to 49th Reports of the Committee of Public Accounts of Session 2002-03, and of the Treasury Minutes and the Northern Ireland Department of Finance and Personnel Memorandum on these Reports (Cm. 5728, 5770, 5789, 5801, 5802, 5823, 5849, 5953, 5961, 5962, 5963, 5984, 6016, 6051, 6105, 6110).-(Mr Edward Leigh.)

5    Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Jim Fitzpatrick);

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

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

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty minutes past Six o'clock, adjourned till Monday 23rd February, pursuant to Order [2nd February].

[Adjourned at 6.20 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock on Monday 23rd February.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

    1    Legal Services Commission,-Draft Community Legal Service (Scope) Regulations 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy].

    2    Northern Ireland,-Draft Agricultural Statistics (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

    3    Police,-Draft Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (Renewal of Temporary Provisions) Order 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

    4    Social Security,-(1) Draft Social Security (Basic Skills Training Pilot) Regulations 2004,

    (2) draft Social Security (Intensive Activity Period 50 to 59 Pilot) Regulations 2004, and

    (3) draft Social Security (Intensive Activity Period 50 to 59 Pilot) (No. 2) Regulations 2004

    [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Smith].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    5    Financial Services and Markets,-Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 355), dated 11th February 2004 [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].

    6    Insolvency,-Insurers (Reorganisation and Winding Up) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 353), dated 12th February 2004 [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].

    7    London Government,-Transport for London (Larcombe Close) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 257), dated 4th February 2004 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

    8    Merchant Shipping,-(1) Merchant Shipping (High Speed Craft) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 302), and

    (2) Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 303),

    dated 9th February 2004 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

    9    Petroleum,-Petroleum Licensing (Exploration and Production) (Seaward and Landward Areas) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 352), dated 11th February 2004 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    10    Social Security,-Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (State Pension Credit and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 290), dated 5th February 2004 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].

Other Papers:

    11    Armed Forces' Pay,-Report of the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body for 2004 [by Command] [Cm. 6113] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

    12    Health,-Government Response to the Fourth Report of the Health Select Committee, Session 2002-03, on Provision of Maternity Services; the Eighth Report of the Committee, Session 2002-03 on Inequalities in Access to Maternity Services; and the Ninth Report of the Committee, Session 2002-03 on Choice in Maternity Services [by Command] [Cm. 6140] [Mr Secretary Reid].

    13    Learning and Skills,-Report and Accounts of the Learning and Skills Council for 2002-03, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 281] [Clerk of the House].

    14    Overseas Territories,-(1) Liberia (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 347), and

    (2) Sudan (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 349),

    dated 11th February 2004 [by Act] [Mr David Lammy].

    15    Prison Service Pay,-(1) Second Report of the Prison Service Pay Review Body on Northern Ireland [by Command] [Cm. 6128] [Mr Secretary Murphy], and

    (2) Third Report of the Prison Service Pay Review Body on England and Wales [by Command] [Cm. 6129] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    16    Public Petitions,-(1) Observations by the Deputy Prime Minister on the Petition [26th January] from Mr Jeremy Newell, other residents of the Tewkesbury Lodge Estate, Forest Hill, London SE23 and parents of children attending Horniman Primary School, Forest Hill, against the installation of a TETRA transmitter on the Horniman radio mast, and

    (2) Observations by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on the Petition [23rd January] from residents of Stoke-on-Trent North Constituency against closures of post offices in deprived urban areas in the constituency

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

    17    Senior Salaries,-Twenty-sixth Report of the Review Body on Senior Salaries [by Command] [Cm. 6099] [The Prime Minister].

    18    Social Security Administration,-Report by the Social Security Advisory Committee and Statement by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the draft Social Security (Basic Skills Training Pilot) Regulations 2004 [by Command] [Cm. 6116] [Mr Secretary Smith].

    19    Transport,-Government Response to the First Report of the Transport Committee, Session 2003-04, on the Traffic Management Bill [by Command] [Cm. 6131] [Mr Secretary Darling].

    20    United Nations,-(1) Liberia (United Nations Sanctions) (Channel Islands) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 306),

    (2) Liberia (United Nations Sanctions) (Isle of Man) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 305), and

    (3)Liberia (United Nations Sanctions) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 348)

    dated 11th February 2004 [by Act] [Mr David Lammy].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Draft Independent Police Complaints Commission (Investigatory Powers) Order 2004,-The Speaker has appointed Mr James Cran Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

    2    Draft Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (Continuance in force of Sections 21 to 23) Order 2004,-The Speaker has appointed Janet Anderson Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

    3    Sustainable Energy (CHP Provisions) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 2987),-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mrs Caroline Spelman from the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Miss Anne McIntosh.

    4    Draft Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 -The Speaker has appointed Mr Mike Hancock Chairman of the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

    5    Draft Prisons (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 -The Speaker has appointed David Taylor Chairman of the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

Grand Committees

    6    The Speaker has appointed Mr James Cran Chairman of the Northern Ireland Grand Committee in respect of its meeting on Thursday 26th February.

European Standing Committees

    7    The Speaker has appointed Mr Kevin Hughes Chairman of European Standing Committee A in respect of European Union Document No. 11645/03 on Levels of Certain Heavy Metals and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Ambient Air.

    8    The Speaker has appointed Mrs Marion Roe Chairman of European Standing Committee B in respect of European Union Document Nos. 11954/03 and 11993/03 on Activities of OLAF and the Fight Against Fraud; Activity of the European Anti-Fraud Office: HMT: (UEM) 20 October 2003; 2002 Annual Report of the European Court of Auditors: HMT: (UEM 7 January 2004); Activity of the European Anti-Fraud Office: HMT: (UEM 30 January 2004).

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Environmental Audit,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environmental Crime Sub-Committee of the Environmental Audit Committee [Environmental Crime and the Courts]; to be printed [No. 126-iv] [Mr Peter Ainsworth].

    2    Public Administration,-(1) Third Report from the Select Committee on Public Administration [Ministerial Accountability and Parliamentary Questions], together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 355]; and

    (2) Memorandum laid before the Committee [Tribunals of Inquiry and Select Committees]

    [Tony Wright].


[W.H., No. 23]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

    Adjournment (Light Pollution and Astronomy-Seventh Report from the Science and Technology Committee, Session 2002-03, and the Government's response thereto),-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Mr Fraser Kemp.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 24th February.

[Adjourned at 5.29 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker


CORRIGENDUM

    In the Votes and Proceedings for Thursday 15th January, in Appendix III, Item 3(1), the First Report of the Health Committee should have had printing number 219.



 
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