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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 19th April 2004

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

PRAYERS.

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

    The Lords have agreed to the National Insurance Contributions and Statutory Payments Bill, without Amendment.

    Patents Bill [Lords],-The Lords have passed a Bill to amend the law relating to Patents; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

    The Lords have come to the following Resolution, to which they desire the concurrence of this House:

    That it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on any draft Charities Bill presented to both Houses by a Minister of the Crown, and that the Committee should report on the draft Bill by 30th September 2004.

2    Patents Bill [Lords],-The Patents Bill [Lords] was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow; and printed pursuant to Standing Order No. 57A (Bills brought from the Lords) on 6th April [Bill 90].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Patents Bill [Lords] be printed [Bill 90-EN].

3    Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill (Programme) (No. 2),-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Orders [28th June 2001 and 6th November 2003 (Programming of Bills)], That the following provisions shall apply to the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 17th December 2002, 8th September 2003 and 8th December 2003:

    Consideration of Lords Amendments

    1. Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments shall be completed at today's sitting.

    2. Proceedings shall be taken in the order shown in the first column of the following Table.

    3. The proceedings shown in the first column of the Table 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
Lords Amendments Nos. 1 to 5 One and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments.
Lords Amendments Nos. 21 to 23,
26, 27, 41, 42, 45 to 47, 6 to 20,
24, 25, 28 to 40, 43, 44, 48 to 143
The moment of interruption.

    Subsequent stages

    4. Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question put.

    5. Proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement-(Keith Hill);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Derek Twigg, Jim Fitzpatrick: 260.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Wilshire, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 149.

    So the Question was agreed to.

4    Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill,-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill.

    Lords Amendment No. 1.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment-(Keith Hill);

    And it being one and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Lords Amendments, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [this day].

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Jim Fitzpatrick, Derek Twigg: 289.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Peter Atkinson, Mr David Wilshire: 166.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    The Deputy Speaker then put the remaining Questions to be decided at that hour.

    Lords Amendment No. 2 was disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 3.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment-(Keith Hill);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Derek Twigg, Mr Nick Ainger: 288.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Wilshire, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 167.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 4 and 5 were disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 21.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment-(Keith Hill);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Charlotte Atkins, Mr Nick Ainger: 274.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Peter Atkinson, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 162.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 22, 23, 26 and 27 were disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 41.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment-(Keith Hill);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr John Heppell, Joan Ryan: 277.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Wilshire, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 164.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 42 was disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 45.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment-(Keith Hill);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Joan Ryan, Charlotte Atkins: 280.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Wilshire, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 163.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.

    It being after Ten o'clock, the Speaker put the remaining Questions to be decided at that hour.

    Lords Amendment No. 46 was disagreed to.

    An Amendment ((a)) was made to the Bill in lieu of Lords Amendment No. 46 disagreed to.

    Lords Amendment No. 47 was disagreed to.

    An Amendment ((a)) was made to the Bill in lieu of Lords Amendment No. 47 disagreed to.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 130 and 139 were disagreed to.

    The remaining Lords Amendments (Nos. 6 to 20, 24, 25, 28 to 40, 43, 44, 48 to 129, 131 to 138 and 140 to 143) were agreed to.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith pursuant to Orders [28th June 2001 and 6th November 2003 (Programming of Bills)], That a Committee be appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their Amendments Nos. 1 to 5, 21 to 23, 26, 27, 41, 42, 45, 130 and 139.

    That Paul Clark, Linda Gilroy, Matthew Green, Mr John Hayes and Keith Hill be members of the Committee.

    That Keith Hill be the Chairman of the Committee.

    That three be the Quorum of the Committee.

    That the Committee do withdraw immediately-(Paul Clark):-It was agreed to.

5    Pensions Bill (Programme) (No. 2),-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Orders [28th June 2001 and 6th November 2003 (Programming of Bills)], That the Order of 2nd March (Pensions Bill (Programme)) shall be amended by the substitution in paragraph 2 (time for conclusion of proceedings in Standing Committee) for the words '22nd April 2004' of the words '29th April 2004'-(Mr Jim Murphy);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Jim Fitzpatrick, Joan Ryan: 310.

      Tellers for the Noes, Gregory Barker, Mr Peter Atkinson: 113.

    So the Question was agreed to.

6    Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill,-Keith Hill reported from the Committee appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to certain of their Amendments to the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill, That it had drawn up the following Reasons, which it had directed him to report to the House:

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments Nos. 1, 4 and 5 for the following Reason:

      Because it is not appropriate to restrict the application of a regional spatial strategy only to regions which have elected assemblies.

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 2 for the following Reason:

      Because it is not appropriate to make such provision.

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 3 for the following Reason:

      Because it is not appropriate to create more than one tier of regional spatial strategy.

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment Nos. 21, 22 and 23 for the following Reason:

      Because it is not consistent with measures to speed up the plan making process.

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment Nos. 26 and 27 for the following Reason:

      Because it is not appropriate to make such provision.

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 41 for the following Reason:

      Because it is not appropriate to make such provisions.

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments No. 42 for the following Reason:

      Because it will prevent the more speedy creation of simplified planning zones.

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments No. 45 for the following Reason:

      Because it is not necessary to make the provision to which the Lords Amendment relates.

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 130 for the following Reason:

      Because it is not appropriate to abolish simplified planning zones.

    The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 139 for the following Reason:

      Because it is not appropriate to retain the existing arrangements for the creation of simplified planning zones.

    The Reasons were agreed to.

    Message to the Lords to communicate the said Reasons, with the Bill and Amendments.

7    Income Tax,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (New Zealand) Order 2004 be made in the form of the draft laid before this House on 9th March-(Mr Jim Murphy):-It was agreed to.

    Address to be presented to Her Majesty by such Members of the House as are of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council or of Her Majesty's Household.

8    Justice,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Lay Magistrates (Eligibility) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 11th March, be approved-(Mr Jim Murphy):-It was agreed to.

9    Recovery of Sole Stocks in the Western Channel and the Bay of Biscay,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119 (European Standing Committees), That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 5199/04, draft Regulation on the recovery of sole stocks in the Western Channel and the Bay of Biscay, and No. 5205/04, Commission Staff Working Paper on a draft Regulation establishing measures for the recovery of sole stocks in the Western Channel and the Bay of Biscay; takes note of the Government's concerns about the targets proposed for recovery and the impact of the proposals on vessels catching sole as part of a mixed fishery; and supports the Government's intention to ensure a close dialogue with the fishing industry on these proposals-(Mr Jim Murphy):-It was agreed to.

10    Business of the House,-Ordered, That at the sitting on Thursday 29th April, notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2)(c) of Standing Order No. 14 (Arrangement of public business), proceedings on any Motion in the name of the Leader of the Opposition shall be entered upon at the conclusion of Government business and may continue, though opposed, for three hours, and shall then lapse if not previously disposed of, and the Orders of the House of 28th June 2001 and 6th November 2003 relating to deferred Divisions shall not apply.-(Mr Jim Murphy.)

11    Northern Ireland Grand Committee,-Ordered, That-

    (1) the matter of the social economy in Northern Ireland be referred to the Northern Ireland Grand Committee;

    (2) the Committee shall meet at Westminster on Thursday 29th April at half-past Two o'clock; and

    (3) at that sitting-

      (a) the Committee shall consider the matter referred to it under paragraph (1) above;

      (b) the Chairman shall interrupt proceedings not later than two hours after their commencement; and

      (c) at the conclusion of those proceedings, a motion for the adjournment of the Committee may be made by a Minister of the Crown, pursuant to paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 116 (Northern Ireland Grand Committee (sittings)).-(Mr Jim Murphy.)

12    Public Petitions,-A Public Petition from persons on the Electoral Roll in the Parliamentary Constituency of Castle Point and others for a referendum on the European Constitution at the conclusion of the Intergovernmental Conference was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

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

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

[Adjourned at 10.53 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 presented by Her Majesty's Command and delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on the undermentioned dates during the adjournment pursuant to Standing Order No. 158 (Presentation of command papers):

Wednesday 14th April 2004

    1    Vanuatu (No. 1, 2004),-Agreement, done at Port Vila on the 22nd December 2003, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu for the Promotion and Protection of Investments, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Cm. 6169] [Mr Secretary Straw].

Thursday 15th April 2004

    2    European Communities (No. 1, 2004),-Agreement, done at Luxembourg on the 14th October 2003, on the participation of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic in the European Economic Area including Final Act with Declarations, with an Explanatory Memorandum [Cm. 6171] [Mr Secretary Straw].

Friday 16th April 2004

    3    Treaty Series (No. 17, 2004),-Cartagena Protocol, done at Montreal on 29th January 2000, on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity [Cm. 6170] [Mr Secretary Straw].

Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on the undermentioned dates during the adjournment pursuant to Standing Order No. 159 (Presentation of statutory instruments):

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

Friday 2nd April 2004

    4    Criminal Law,-Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Prosecuting Authorities) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1034), dated 31st March 2004 [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    5    Electronic Communications,-Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1039), dated 31st March 2004 [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    6    Merchant Shipping,-Merchant Shipping (Liability of Shipowners and Others) (New Rate of Interest) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 931), dated 25th March 2004 [Mr Secretary Darling].

    7    Police,-Railway Safety Accreditation Scheme Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 915), dated 24th March 2004 [Mr Secretary Darling].

    8    Road Traffic,-Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Surrey) (District of Mole Valley) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 914), dated 24th March 2004 [Mr Secretary Darling].

    9    Sports Grounds and Sporting Events,-Football Spectators (European Championship Control Period) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1029), dated 26th March 2004 [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

Monday 5th April 2004

    10    Agriculture,-Common Agricultural Policy (Wine) (England and Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1046), dated 2nd April 2004 [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

    11    Education,-Education Maintenance Allowance (Pilot Areas) (Revocation) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1006), dated 30th March 2004 [Mr Secretary Clarke].

    12    Insolvency,-Credit Institutions (Reorganisation and Winding up) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1045), dated 1st April 2004 [Ruth Kelly].

    13    Magistrates' Courts,-Magistrates' Courts (Crime (International Co-operation)) Rules 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1048), dated 5th April 2004 [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    14    Social Security,-(1) Employment Zones (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1043), dated 1st April 2004,

    (2) Social Security (Income-Related Benefits Self-Employment Route Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 963), dated 30th March 2004, and

    (3) Social Security (Working Neighbourhoods) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 959), dated 29th March 2004

    [Mr Secretary Smith].

    15    Supreme Court of England and Wales,-Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1047), dated 5th April 2004 [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

Tuesday 6th April 2004

    16    Customs and Excise,-(1) Export of Goods, Transfer of Technology and Provision of Technical Assistance (Control) (Amendment) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1050), and

    (2) Trade in Controlled Goods (Embargoed Destinations) (Amendment) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1049),

    dated 1st April 2004 [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    17    Disabled Persons,-(1) Rail Vehicle Accessibility (CrossCountry Trains Class 220 and Class 221) Exemption Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 955), and

    (2) Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Midland Mainline Class 222 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 954),

    dated 29th March 2004 [Mr Secretary Darling].

    18    Education,-(1) Education (Mandatory Awards) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1038), and

    (2) Education (Student Loans) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1030),

    dated 30th March 2004 [Mr Secretary Clarke].

    19    Health and Safety,-Good Laboratory Practice (Codification Amendments Etc.) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 994), dated 30th March 2004 [Mr Secretary Reid].

    20    Insolvency,-Insolvency (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1070), dated 6th April 2004 [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    21    Landlord and Tenant,-Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Part 2 (Notices) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1005), dated 30th March 2004 [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    22    Magistrates' Courts,-(1) Magistrates' Courts (Foreign Travel Orders) Rules 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1051),

    (2) Magistrates' Courts (Notification Orders) Rules 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1052),

    (3) Magistrates' Courts (Risk of Sexual Harm Orders) Rules 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1053), and

    (4) Magistrates' Courts (Sexual Offences Prevention Orders) Rules 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1054),

    dated 5th April 2004 [Mr Christopher Leslie].

    23    Taxes,-Stamp Duty Land Tax (Amendment of Part 4 of the Finance Act 2003) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1069), dated 6th April 2004 [Ruth Kelly].

    24    Value Added Tax,-Value Added Tax Tribunals (Amendment) Rules 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1032), dated 26th March 2004 [Mr Christopher Leslie].

Wednesday 7th April 2004

    25    Criminal Law,-International Criminal Court Act 2001 (Elements of Crimes) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1080), dated 9th March 2004 [Mr Secretary Straw].

    26    Education,-Education (Modifications to Requirements for Pupil Performance Information) (England) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1076), dated 6th April 2004 [Mr Secretary Clarke].

    27    Immigration,-Immigration Employment Document (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1044), dated 2nd April 2004 [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    28    Income Tax,-Income Tax (Sub-contractors in the Construction Industry) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1075), dated 6th April 2004 [Dawn Primarolo].

    29    Legal Aid and Advice,-(1) Legal Advice and Assistance (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 (S.R. (N.I.), 2004, No. 168), dated 24th March 2004,

    (2) Legal Advice and Assistance (Amendment No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 (S.R. (N.I.), 2004, No. 169), dated 30th March 2004, and

    (3) Legal Aid (Assessment of Resources) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 (S.R. (N.I.), 2004, No. 167), dated 24th March 2004

    [Mr David Lammy].

    30    London Government,-Transport for London (White City) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 965), dated 29th March 2004 [Mr Secretary Darling].

    31    Police,-Police Service of Northern Ireland (Secondment) (Garda Síochána) Regulations 2004 (S.R. (N.I.), 2004, No. 122), dated 11th March 2004 [Mr Secretary Murphy].

    32    Representation of the People,-(1) Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England and Wales) Rules 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1040), and

    (2) Local Elections (Principal Areas) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England and Wales) Rules 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1041),

    dated 31st March 2004 [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    33    Social Care,-Independent Review of Determinations (Adoption) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1081), dated 7th April 2004 [Mr Secretary Clarke].

    34    Value Added Tax,-Value Added Tax (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1082), dated 7th April 2004 [John Healey].

Thursday 8th April 2004

    35    Competition,-(1) Competition Act 1998 (Appealable Decisions and Revocation of Notification of Excluded Agreements) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1078),

    (2) Competition Act 1998 (Concurrency) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1077), and

    (3) EC Merger Control (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1079),

    dated 6th April 2004 [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    36    National Health Service,-National Health Service (Dental Charges) Amendment Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1091), dated 7th April 2004 [Mr Secretary Reid].

Tuesday 13th April 2004

    37    Police,-Independent Police Complaints Commission (Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1092), dated 7th April 2004 [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

Wednesday 14th April 2004

    38    Legal Aid and Advice,-Legal Advice and Assistance (Amendment No. 4) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 (S.R. (N.I.), 2004, No. 180), dated 4th April 2004 [Mr David Lammy].

    39    Merchant Shipping,-Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ships on Domestic Voyages) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1107), dated 13th April 2004 [Mr Secretary Darling].

Thursday 15th April 2004

    40    European Communities,-European Communities (Designation) (No. 2) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1110), dated 14th April 2004 [Mr Secretary Straw].

    41    National Health Service,-National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) and (General Ophthalmic Services) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1138), dated 13th April 2004 [Mr Secretary Reid].

    42    United Nations,-(1) Liberia (United Nations Sanctions) (Channel Islands) (Amendment) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1113), and

    (2) Liberia (United Nations Sanctions) (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1120),

    dated 14th April 2004 [Mr David Lammy].

Friday 16th April 2004

    43    Food,-Food (Jelly Confectionery) (Emergency Control) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1151), dated 16th April 2004 [Mr Secretary Reid].

    44    Health and Safety,-Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 568), dated 1st April 2004 [Mr Secretary Darling].

    45    Police,-(1) International Joint Investigation Teams (International Agreement) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1127), and

    (2) Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Foreign Surveillance Operations) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1128),

    dated 13th April 2004 [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    46    Transport,-Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) (Exemption) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1072), dated 5th April 2004 [Mr Secretary Darling].

Other Papers:

Thursday 15th April 2004

    47    Overseas Territories,-(1) Liberia (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1112), and

    (2) Overseas Territories (Zimbabwe) (Restrictive Measures) (Amendment) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1111),

    dated 14th April 2004 [Mr Secretary Straw].

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 19th April 2004:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

    48    Competition,-Draft Competition Act 1998 (Land Agreements Exclusion and Revocation) Order 2004 [by Act], with and Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    49    Criminal Law,-Draft Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Conditional Cautions: Code of Practice) Order 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    50    International Immunities and Privileges,-Draft Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Straw].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    51    Fees and Charges,-Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials Fees Amendments) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1157), dated 19th April 2004 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

    52    Pensions,-Occupational Pension Schemes (Winding Up) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1140), dated 15th April 2004 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].

Other Papers:

    53    Air Force (Constitution),-Amendment List 9 to the Queen's Regulations for the Royal Air Force (Fifth Edition) [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

    54    Aircraft and Shipbuilding,-Report and Accounts of British Shipbuilders for 2002-03 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    55    Broadcasting,-Report and Financial Statements of the Channel Four Television Corporation for 2003 [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

    56    Constitutional Affairs,-Government Response to the First Report from the Constitutional Affairs Committee on Judicial Appointments and a Supreme Court (court of final appeal, Session 2003-04 [by Command] [Cm. 6150] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

    57    Criminal Justice,-Code of Practice on Conditional Cautioning [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    58    Government Resources and Accounts,-(1)Account of the British Hallmarking Council for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 521] [Clerk of the House], and

    (2) Treasury Minute, dated 19th April 2004, directing the application of certain amounts as appropriations in aid of the Estimates for the year ending 31st March 2005 [by Act] [Mr Paul Boateng].

    59    Industrial Organisation and Development,-Report and Accounts of the Milk Development Council for 2002-03 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

    60    National Audit,-Reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General on-

    (1) Improving public transport in England through light rail, and

    (2) The UK Emissions Trading Scheme: A New Way to Combat Climate Change

    [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 518 and 517] [Clerk of the House].

    61    National Health Service,-(1) Statement of Guarantee given by the Secretary of State for Health on 29th March 2004 on loans proposed to be raised by Nottingham City Hospital National Health Service Trust; and

    (2) Statement of Guarantee given by the Secretary of State for Health on 31st March 2004 on loans proposed to be raised by Southampton University Hospitals National Health Service Trust

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

    62    National Health Service Reform and Healthcare Professions,-Account of the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health for the three month period to 31st March 2003, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 519] [Clerk of the House].

    63    Parliamentary and Other Pensions,-Account of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund for 2002-03, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 520] [Clerk of the House].

    64    Public Expenditure,-Paper, entitled Public Expenditure: Statistical Analyses 2004 [by Command] [Cm. 6201] [Mr Paul Boateng].

    65    Public Petitions,-(1) Observations by the Deputy Prime Minister on the Petitions-

      (i) [11th March] from Inspector Homes Ltd for an inquiry into the quality standards and consumer protection for the building of new homes; and

      (ii) [23rd March] from readers of the Star newspaper, High Wycombe for a reduction in levels of Council Tax in Buckinghamshire;

    (2) Observations by the Secretary of State for Health on the Petition [10th March] from Dr M. D. Hellier and others for the introduction of a health warning on containers of alcoholic drink; and

    (3) Observations by the Secretary of State for Health on the Petition [15th March] from Mr and Mrs Luxton and others for research into molecular patches as a treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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

    66    Supply Estimates,-(1) Main Supply Estimates for 2004-05 for-

      (i) Central Government [by Command]; to be printed [No. 466] [Mr Paul Boateng],

      (ii) the Electoral Commission [by Command]; to be printed [No. 469] [The Speaker],

      (iii) the House of Commons: Administration [by Act]; to be printed [No. 467] [The Speaker], and

      (iv) the National Audit Office [by Act]; to be printed [No. 468] [Mr Alan Williams]; and

    (2) Central Government Supply Estimates: Supplementary Budgetary Information [by Command] [Cm. 6133] [Mr Paul Boateng].

Papers withdrawn:

    67    Competition,-Draft Competition Act 1998 (Land Agreements Exclusion and Revocation) Order 2004 [laid 31st March].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Draft Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Travel Notification Requirements) Regulations 2004,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Virginia Bottomley and Mr Barry Gardiner from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations) and nominated in substitution Mr Edward Garnier and Shona McIsaac.

    2    Draft Merchant Shipping (Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims) (Amendment) Order 2004,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Damian Green from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Christopher Chope.

European Standing Committees

    3    The Speaker has appointed Mr Peter Pike Chairman of European Standing Committee A in respect of European Union Documents Nos. 7969/01 and 11794/03 on Protection of animals during transport.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Education and Skills,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Skills Committee [National Skills Strategy: 14-19 Education]; to be printed [No. 197-viii] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

    2    Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions,-Memoranda submitted to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee [Local Government Revenue]; to be printed [No. 402-II] [Andrew Bennett].

    3    Work and Pensions,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee of Work and Pensions Committee [DWP's Administration of IT Projects]; to be printed [No. 311-vii] [Sir Archy Kirkwood].

CORRIGENDA

1    In the Votes and Proceedings for Monday 22nd March, in Appendix I, item 13, relating to the Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions (Amendment) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 708), should have appeared under the heading 'Other Papers'.

2    In the Votes and Proceedings for Wednesday 31st March, in Appendix III, the following item should have appeared at the end:

    Work and Pensions,-Second Report from the Work and Pensions Committee [Child Poverty in the UK], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 85-I] [Sir Archy Kirkwood].

3    In the Votes and Proceedings for Thursday 1st April, in Appendix I, item 6, the registration number of the Education (Penalty Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations should have been S.I., 2004, No. 920.



 
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