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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 18th June 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), Sylvia Heal, the 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    Christmas Day (Trading) Bill,-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Christmas Day (Trading) Bill, not amended in the Standing Committee.

    A Clause (NC1) (Cultural and non-Christian exemption)-(Mr Greg Knight)-brought up and read the first time.

    Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:-Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

    Amendment (No. 6) proposed to the Bill, in page 1, line 8, at the end, to insert the words-

      '(2A) Subsection (1) does not apply to any shop where the trade or business consists wholly or mainly of the sale of books.'-(Mr Eric Forth.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:-Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

    Another Amendment (No. 5) proposed to the Bill, in page 1, line 15, at the end to insert the words-

      '(5)In its application for the purposes of subsection (2), Schedule 3 to the 1994 Act (loading and unloading at large shops on Sunday morning) has effect as if the reference to Sunday were a reference to Christmas Day.'-(Mr Eric Forth.)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:-Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

    The Bill was read the third time, and passed.

4    Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for consideration of the Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be considered on Friday 15th October.

5    Sex Discrimination (Clubs and Other Private Associations) Bill,-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Sex Discrimination (Clubs and Other Private Associations) Bill, not amended in the Standing Committee.

    Ordered, That the Bill be considered on Friday 15th October.

6    Constitution for the European Union (Referendum) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 23rd April, That the Constitution for the European Union (Referendum) Bill be now read a second time;

    Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 16th July.

7    Local Land Charges (Fees) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Local Land Charges (Fees) Bill;

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

8    Human Rights Act 1998 (Making of Remedial Orders) Amendment Bill [Lords],-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Human Rights Act 1998 (Making of Remedial Orders) Amendment Bill [Lords];

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

9    Genetically Modified Organisms Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Genetically Modified Organisms Bill;

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

10    Telecommunications Masts (Need and Safety Tests) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Telecommunications Masts (Need and Safety Tests) Bill;

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

11    Criminal Justice (Justifiable Conduct) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 30th April, That the Criminal Justice (Justifiable Conduct) Bill be now read a second time;

    Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 16th July.

12    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;

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

13    Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Margaret Moran);

    And the Motion having been made after half-past Two o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order, it being then two minutes past Three o'clock, till Monday 21st June.

[Adjourned at 3.02 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker


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


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    1    Animals,-TSE (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1518), dated 17th June 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

    2    Universities of Oxford and Cambridge,-(1) Statute, dated 29th January 2004, made by the Governing Body of St. John's College, Cambridge, amending the Statutes of the College, and

    (2) Statute, dated 7th March 2004, made by the Governing Body of Pembroke College, Oxford, amending the Statutes of the College

[by Act] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

Other Papers:

    3    Companies,-Report of an investigation under section 432(2) of the Companies Act 1985 into Queen's Moat Houses plc [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) Order 2004,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Roger Gale from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Edward Leigh.

CORRIGENDUM

    In the Votes and Proceedings for Thursday 17th June, in Appendix III, Item 2(1) (Northern Ireland Affairs) should have had House of Commons Paper No. 493-vi and Item 2(2) should have had House of Commons Paper No. 637-ii.



 
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