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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 9th June 2004

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

PRAYERS.

1    Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Alan Hurst reported from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Licensing (Indoor Arenas) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004.

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.

2    House of Lords (Reform),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for a fully appointed House of Lords-(Mr John Maples);

    And the Motion being opposed, after a brief explanatory statement from the Member who made the Motion and from a Member who opposed it, the Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Standing Order No. 23 (Motions for leave to bring in bills and nomination of select committees at commencement of public business):-It was negatived.

3    Adjournment (Veterans' affairs),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Gillian Merron);

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

4    Public Petitions,-Public Petitions from-(1) Mr Len Canter, Mr Vilbert Luthers, Mr A. R. Tregent and members of the Furzedown Project against the proposed closure of four post offices in Tooting, in the London Borough of Wandsworth; and

    (2) Members and supporters of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers' campaign regarding false allegations against teachers for legislation to secure the right to anonymity for teachers accused of sexual abuse

    were presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

5    Public Petitions,-A Public Petition from Mrs I. O'Neill and others for an independent ombudsman to deal with complaints against the veterinary profession was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

6    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Vernon Coaker.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-eight minutes past Seven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 7.28 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 Negative Resolution:

    1    Consumer Credit,-(1) Consumer Credit (Advertisements) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1484),

    (2) Consumer Credit (Agreements) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1482),

    (3) Consumer Credit (Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1481), and

    (4) Consumer Credit (Early Settlement) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1483), dated 5th June 2004 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    2    Education,-Education and Libraries (Exclusion of Non-commercial Considerations) Order (Northern Ireland) 2004 (S.R. (N.I.), 2004, No. 217), dated 7th May 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

    3    Immigration,-Immigration Employment Document (Fees) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1485), dated 8th June 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    4    Medicines,-Medicines (Advertising) Amendment Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1480), dated 4th June 2004 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

    5    Wildlife,-Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1487), dated 6th June 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

Other Papers:

    6    Constitutional Affairs,-Government Response to the Second Report from the Constitutional Affairs Committee on Asylum and Immigration Appeals [by Command] [Cm. 6236] [Mr David Lammy].

    7    National Audit (Northern Ireland),-Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland on Use of Consultants [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 641] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

    8    Public Petitions,-Observations by the Secretary of State for International Development on the Petition [27th April] from the parents, staff and students of Cheadle Hulme College, Cheadle, for improved provision of school equipment [by Standing Order] [Clerk of the House].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Sex Discrimination (Clubs and Other Private Associations) Bill:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the Bill to Standing Committee C; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Vera Baird, Peter Bottomley, Sue Doughty, Matthew Green, Jim Knight, Mr Andrew Love, Ian Lucas, Ann McKechin, Rob Marris, Chris Mole, Mr John Randall, Jacqui Smith, Mr Hugo Swire, Mark Tami, Mr Robert Walter and David Wright.

    2    Patents Bill [Lords]:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the Bill to Standing Committee D; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr James Arbuthnot, Mr Peter Atkinson, Mr Adrian Bailey, Malcolm Bruce, Brian Cotter, Mrs Ann Cryer, Mr Mark Fisher, Paul Flynn, Mr David Lepper, Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger, Mr Andrew Love, Gillian Merron, Mr Mohammad Sarwar, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe, Mr John Taylor and Mr Anthony D. Wright.

    3    Draft Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (Amendment) Order 2004

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr Jonathan Djanogly, Caroline Flint, Dr Hywel Francis, Mr David Heath, Mr John Heppell, Andy King, Shona McIsaac, Andrew Mackinlay, Judy Mallaber, Mr Mark Oaten, Jonathan Shaw, Mr Richard Shepherd, Mr Sin Simon, Sir Teddy Taylor and David Winnick.

    4    Draft British Transport Police (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Order 2004:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Roger Berry, Peter Bottomley, Ann Coffey, Mr David Crausby, Mrs Janet Dean, Mr Michael Jack, Helen Jones, Mr David Kidney, Mr Greg Knight, Mr Tony McNulty, Mr Paul Marsden, Gillian Merron, Julie Morgan, Dr Doug Naysmith, John Thurso and Mr David Wilshire.

    5    Occupational Pensions Schemes (Winding Up and Deficiency on Winding Up etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 403):

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the Regulations to the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Peter Atkinson, Virginia Bottomley, Mr Stephen Byers, David Cairns, Julia Drown, Annabelle Ewing, Mr Neil Gerrard, Mr Peter Kilfoyle, John Mann, Mr Alan Milburn, Margaret Moran, Mrs Gillian Shephard, Jon Trickett, Mr Nigel Waterson, Steve Webb and Malcolm Wicks.

    6    Occupational Pensions Schemes (Winding Up) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1140):

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the Regulations to the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Peter Atkinson, Mr Richard Bacon, Hugh Bayley, David Cairns, Mr Roger Godsiff, Mr John Grogan, David Hamilton, Paul Holmes, Mr Peter Lilley, Margaret Moran, Clare Short, Mr Graham Stringer, Mr Nigel Waterson, Steve Webb, Malcolm Wicks and Tony Worthington.

European Standing Committees

    7    European Union Document No. 9149/04, relating to the establishment of a Community Fisheries Control Agency, has been referred to European Standing Committee A.

    8    European Union Document No. 8241/04, relating to the general arrangements for excise, has been referred to European Standing Committee B.

    9    Unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 26th May 2004, submitted by Ministry of Defence, relating to Establishing a European Defence Agency, has been referred to European Standing Committee B.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Draft Charities Bill,-(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Joint Committee on the Draft Charities Bill; to be printed [No. 660-i]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 660-ii]

    [Mr Alan Milburn].

    2    Education and Skills,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Skills Committee [Every Child Matters: Next Steps]; to be printed [No. 658] [Mr Barry Sherman].

    3    Environmental Audit,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environmental Audit Committee [The Sustainable Development Strategy: illusion or reality?]; to be printed [No. 624-ii] [Mr Peter Ainsworth].

    4    European Scrutiny,-Twenty-second Report from the European Scrutiny Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 42-xxii] [Mr Jimmy Hood].

    5    Northern Ireland Affairs,-Fourth Special Report from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee [Government's Response to the Third Report of the Committee, Session 2003-04, on The Introduction of the Aggregates Levy in Northern Ireland: One Year On]; to be printed [No. 666] [Mr Michael Mates].

    6    Science and Technology,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Science and Technology Committee [The Use of Science in UK International Development Policy]; to be printed [No. 133-vi] [Dr Ian Gibson].


[W.H., No. 61]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

    Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned-(Charlotte Atkins);

    And the sitting having continued for two and a half hours after Two o'clock, it was adjourned without Question put, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 4.30 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker


THE SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATE

    The Speaker certified that the Age-Related Payments Bill is a Money Bill within the meaning of the Parliament Act 1911.



 
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