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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 17th June 2004

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

PRAYERS.

1    Northern Ireland Grand Committee,-Mr Joe Benton reported from the Northern Ireland Grand Committee, That it had considered the matter of the future direction of Community Relations Policy in Northern Ireland, referred to it on 25th May.

2    Report on the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment,-Resolved, That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House a Return of the Report made by AHL Ltd in June 2004 in respect of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment.-(Jim Fitzpatrick.)

3    Corporate Killing Bill,-The Order for reading the Corporate Killing Bill a second time to-morrow was read and discharged.

    Bill to be read a second time on Friday 16th July.

4    Balance Charitable Foundation for Unclaimed Assets (Allocation) Bill,-The Order for reading the Balance Charitable Foundation for Unclaimed Assets (Allocation) Bill a second time to-morrow was read and discharged.

    Bill to be read a second time on Friday 15th October.

5    Mental Capacity Bill,-Mr David Lammy, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Secretary Prescott, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Secretary Blunkett, Mr Secretary Reid, Ms Rosie Winterton and Mr Christopher Leslie presented a Bill to make new provision relating to persons who lack capacity; to establish a superior court of record called the Court of Protection in place of the office of the Supreme Court called by that name; to make provision in connection with the Convention on the International Protection of Adults signed at the Hague on 13th January 2000; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on tomorrow and to be printed [Bill 120].

6    Mental Capacity Bill,-Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Mental Capacity Bill be printed [Bill 120-EN].

7    Public Audit (Wales) Bill [Lords],-The Public Audit (Wales) Bill [Lords] was, according to Order, read a second time.

8    Public Audit (Wales) Bill [Lords] (Programme),-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 Public Audit (Wales) Bill [Lords]:

    Committal

    1.The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

    Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 1st July 2004.

    3. The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

    Consideration and Third Reading

    4. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

    6. Sessional Order B (programming committees) made on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

    Other proceedings

    7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further message from the Lords) may be programmed-(Paul Clark):-It was agreed to.

9    Public Audit (Wales) Bill [Lords] [Money],-Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to the Public Audit (Wales) Bill [Lords] [Money];

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Public Audit (Wales) Bill [Lords] it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of-

    (a)any increase attributable to that Act in the sums payable, by virtue of any other Act, out of money so provided; and

    (b)any expenses of the Secretary of State under that Act-(Paul Clark):-It was agreed to.

10    Transport,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft British Transport Police (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Order 2004, which was laid before this House on 20th May, be approved-(Paul Clark):-It was agreed to.

11    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Paul Clark.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till five minutes past Four o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 4.05 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Nine o'clock.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

    1    Extradition,-(1) Draft Extradition Act 2003 (Repeals) Order 2004; and

    (2) Draft Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations) Order 2004

    [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    2    Representation of the People,-Draft Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (Scotland) Regulations 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

    3    Terms and Conditions of Employment,-Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    4    Competition,-Enterprise Act 2002 (Bodies Designated to make Super-complaints) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1517), dated 16th June 2004 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    5    Justices of the Peace,-Justices of the Peace (Size and Chairmanship of Bench) (Amendment) Rules 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1514), dated 7th June 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

Other Papers:

    6    Bank of England,-Report and Financial Statements of the Bank of England for the year ended 29th February 2004 [by Command] [Mr Paul Boateng].

    7    Census,-Paper, entitled Census 2001: Key Statistics for urban areas in England and Wales [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].

    8    Chemical Weapons,-Report for 2003 by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on the Operation of the Chemical Weapons Act 1996 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

    9    Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment,-Return to an Address to Her Majesty for a Return of the Report made by AHL Ltd in June 2004 in respect of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment [pursuant to Resolution this day]; to be printed [No. 678] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

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

    11    Miscellaneous (No. 5, 2004),-Protocol of 2003, done at London on 16th May 2003, to the International Convention for the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage, 1992 [by Command] [Cm. 6245], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Straw].

    12    Public Petitions,-Observations by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the Petition [27th May] from Mrs Abi Nawaz and others for the release of Maajid Nawaz from jail in Egypt [by Standing Order] [Clerk of the House].

    13    Trade Union and Labour Relations,-Draft ACAS Code of Practice: Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill [Lords] (Programming Sub-Committee),-The Speaker has appointed Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mrs Cheryl Gillan, Paul Goggins, Mr David Heath, Mr John Heppell, Kali Mountford and Ms Meg Munn members of the Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee E in respect of the Bill.

    2    Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill [Lords],-The Speaker has appointed Dame Marion Roe and Mr Joe Benton Chairmen of Standing Committee E in respect of the Bill.

    3    Draft Criminal Justice and Courts Services Act 2000 (Amendment) Order 2004,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Bill Olner Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

    4    Draft Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Health Service Bodies) Order 2004 and the draft Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2004,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Kevin Hughes Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Orders.

    5    London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) Order 2004,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Peter Pike Chairman of the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Order.

    6    Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) Order 2004,-The Speaker has appointed David Taylor Chairman of the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect the draft Order.

    7    Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers Etc.) Order 2004; the draft Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2004 and the draft Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2004,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Peter Pike Chairman of the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Orders.

    8    Draft Maximum Number of Judges (Northern Ireland) Order 2004,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Nigel Beard Chairman of the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

European Standing Committees

    9    The Speaker has appointed Mr Alan Hurst Chairman of European Standing Committee A in respect of European Union Document No. 8235/04 on Marketing of Maize Genetically Modified for Glyphosphate Tolerance.

    10    The Speaker has appointed Mr Eric Illsley Chairman of European Standing Committee B in respect of European Union Document No. 15185/03 on Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Communities.

    11    The Speaker has appointed Mr Nigel Beard Chairman of European Standing Committee B in respect of European Union Document, UEM on Establishing a European Defence Agency.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Health,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [The Provision of Allergy Services]; to be printed [No. 696-i] [Mr David Hinchliffe].

    2    Northern Ireland Affairs,-(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on 15th June [Social Housing Provision in Northern Ireland]; to be printed [No. 493-i]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on 15th June [Waste Management Strategy in Northern Ireland]; to be printed [No. 616-ii]

    [Mr Tony Clarke].

    3    Welsh Affairs,-Memoranda laid before the Welsh Affairs Committee [The Draft Transport (Wales) Bill] [Mr Martyn Jones].

[W.H., No.64]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

    Adjournment (European Social Fund-Sixth Report from the Work and Pensions Committee, Session 2002-03, and the Government's Response thereto),-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Paul Clark.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 22nd June.

[Adjourned at 4.13 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst
Deputy Speaker



 
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