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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 21st May 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), Sir Michael Lord, the Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means, proceeded to the Table.

PRAYERS.

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

3    Highways (Obstruction by Body Corporate) Bill,-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Highways (Obstruction by Body Corporate) Bill, not amended in the Standing Committee.

    The Bill was read the third time, and passed.

4    Gangmasters (Licensing) Bill,-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Gangmasters (Licensing) Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee.

    The Bill was read the third time, and passed.

5    Town and Country Planning (Telecommunications Masts) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Town and Country Planning (Telecommunications Masts) Bill;

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

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Ruffley, Mr Eric Forth: 10.

      Tellers for the Noes, Bridget Prentice, Gillian Merron: 2.

    And it appearing on 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.

6    Rights of Way (Amendment) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Rights of Way (Amendment) 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 16th July.

7    Telecommunications (Permitted Development Rights) (Amendment) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Telecommunications (Permitted Development Rights) (Amendment) Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 16th July.

8    Wild Mammals (Protection) (Amendment) (No.2) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 6th February, That the Wild Mammals (Protection) (Amendment) (No.2) Bill be now read a second time;

    Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 15th October.

9    Criminal Justice (Justifiable Conduct) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 14th May, That the Criminal Justice (Justifiable Conduct) Bill be now read a second time;

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

10    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Derek Twigg.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 24th May.

[Adjourned at 3 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker


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


APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    1    Agriculture,-Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1393), dated 18th May 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

    2    Criminal Law (Northern Ireland),-Prisoner Custody Officers (Searching of Prisoners) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1408), dated 20th May 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

    3    Magistrates' Courts,-(1) Collection of Fines (Pilot Schemes) (Amendment) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1406), and

    (2) Fines Collection (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1407),

    dated 20th May 2004 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

    4    Plant Health,-Plant Health (Export Certification) (England) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1404), dated 17th May 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

Other Papers:

    5    Foreign Affairs,-Government Response to the Third Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Session 2002-03, on Iran [by Command] [Cm. 6198] [Mr Secretary Straw].

    6    Treaty Series (No. 20, 2004),-Agreement, done at The Hague on 11th March 2004, between the United Nations and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on the Enforcement of Sentences of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia [by Command] [Cm. 6186] [Mr Secretary Straw].



 
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