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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 24th May 2004

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

PRAYERS.

1    Civil Contingencies Bill,-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Civil Contingencies Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee.

    A Clause (NC11) (Scotland: cross-border collaboration)-(Ms Hazel Blears)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

    Another Clause (NC1) (Emergency Volunteer Reserve)-(Patrick Mercer)-brought up, and read the first time.

    Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Hugh Robertson, Mr Mark Francois: 141.

      Tellers for the Noes, Joan Ryan, Mr Nick Ainger: 283.

    Another Clause (NC2) (Emergency Public Education and Training Board)-(Patrick Mercer)-brought up, and read the first time.

    Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Hugh Robertson, Mr Mark Francois: 112.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr John Heppell, Mr Jim Murphy: 306.

    Another Clause (NC3) (Emergency Powers Committee)-(Mr Oliver Heald)-brought up, and read the first time.

    Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time;

    And it being Nine o'clock, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [19th January].

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Hugh Robertson, Mr Mark Francois: 136.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Jim Murphy, Mr John Heppell: 278.

    The Deputy Speaker then put forthwith the Question on the Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown.

    Amendments (Nos. 78 to 99) made to the Bill.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That the Bill be now read the third time;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Jim Murphy, Mr John Heppell: 271.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Richard Shepherd, Mr Douglas Hogg: 0.

    So the Question was agreed to.

    The Bill was accordingly read the third time, and passed.

2    Criminal Law,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Conditional Cautions: Code of Practice) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 26th April, be approved-(Jim Fitzpatrick):-It was agreed to.

3    Human Fertilisation and Embryology,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (Disclosure of Donor Information) Regulations 2004, which were laid before this House on 4th May, be approved-(Jim Fitzpatrick):-It was agreed to.

4    Pensions,-Ordered, That the Occupational Pensions Schemes (Winding Up and Deficiency on Winding Up etc.) (Amendments) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 403), dated 23rd February 2004, and the Occupational Pensions Schemes (Winding Up) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1140), dated 19th April 2004, be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.-(Jim Fitzpatrick.)

5    Public Petitions,-A Public Petition from Jean Hourihan, Kathy Barnes, Mr and Mrs H. C. Patel and others against the closure of Kinfauns Post Office in Hornchurch was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

6    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr John Heppell.)

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

[Adjourned at 10.41 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 subject to Affirmative Resolution:

    1    Government Resources and Accounts,-(1) Draft Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Health Service Bodies) Order 2004, and

    (2) Draft Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2004

    [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Ruth Kelly].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    2    Education,-Education (Individual Pupil Information) (Prescribed Persons) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1377), dated 18th May 2004 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

    3    Government Resources and Accounts,-Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Summarised Accounts of Special Health Authorities) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1416), dated 24th May 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ruth Kelly].

    4    Representation of the People,-European Parliamentary Election Petition (Amendment) Rules 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1415), dated 23rd May 2004 [by Statutory Instrument] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

    5    Tax Credits (Northern Ireland),-Tax Credits (Provision of Information) (Evaluation and Statistical Studies) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1414), dated 24th May 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

Other Papers:

    6    Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland),-Account of the Legal Aid Fund (Northern Ireland) for 2002-03, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 622] [Clerk of the House].

    7    Home Office,-Home Office Departmental Minute concerning a contigent liability for the provision of an indemnity in respect of new detection technology (NDT), the structures housing it, and to the operators of NDT [by Command] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

APPENDIX II

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the GM Planting Regime Sub-Committee of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [GM Planting Regime]; to be printed [No. 607-ii] [Mr Michael Jack].

    2    Public Accounts,-(1) Twenty-ninth Report from the Committee of Public Accounts [Improving public services for older people]; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 626];

    (2) Thirtieth Report from the Committee [Out of sight - not out of mind: Ofwat and the public sewer network in England and Wales]; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 463];

    (3) Thirty-first Report from the Committee [Cambridge - MIT Institute]; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 502]; and

    (4) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Health and Safety Executive: Improving health and safety in the construction industry]; to be printed [No. 627-i]

    [Mr Edward Leigh]



 
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