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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 23rd April 2004

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

1    The Speaker's Absence,-The House being met, and the Speaker having leave of absence pursuant to paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 3 (Deputy Speaker), Mrs Sylvia Heal, First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means proceeded to the Table.

PRAYERS.

2    The First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means took the Chair as Deputy Speaker.

3    Local Land Charges (Fees) Bill,-Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Local Land Charges (Fees) Bill be printed [Bill 78-EN].

4    Protective Headgear for Young Cyclists Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Protective Headgear for Young Cyclists Bill;

    A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time;

    Mr Eric Forth moved, that the House sit in private.

    The Deputy Speaker put the Question forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 163 (Motions to sit in private).

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Eric Forth, Mr Edward Leigh: 0.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Andrew Dismore, Shona McIsaac: 25.

    And it appearing from the report of the Division that fewer than forty Members had taken part in the Division, the Deputy Speaker declared that the Question was not decided, and the business under consideration stood over until the next Sitting of the House.

5    Constitution for the European Union (Referendum) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Constitution for the European Union (Referendum) Bill;

    And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time;

    And it being half-past Two o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.

    Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 18th June.

6    Older People's Commissioners Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Older People's Commissioners Bill;

    Ordered, that the Bill be read a second time on Friday 15th October.

7    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Charlotte Atkins.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till one minute to Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 26th April.

[Adjourned at 2.59 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker


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


CORRIGENDUM

    In the Votes and Proceedings for Thursday 22nd April, in item 7, the date on which the debate on the Performance of Companies and Government Departments (Reporting) Bill was ordered to be resumed should be Friday 16th July.



 
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