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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 29th June 2004

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

PRAYERS.

1    Medway Council Bill,-The House proceeded to consider the Medway Council Bill.

    Bill to be read the third time.

2    Regulatory Reform,-Mr Peter Pike reported from the Regulatory Reform Committee the following Resolution:

    That the proposal for the Regulatory Reform (Trading Stamps) Order 2004, which was laid before the House on 8th May, should be amended before a draft Order is laid before the House.

3    Public Audit (Wales) Bill [Lords],-Mr Win Griffiths reported from Standing Committee D, That it had gone through the Public Audit (Wales) Bill [Lords], and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 129].

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 824].

4    Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Nigel Beard reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Stansted Airport Aircraft Movement Limit (Revocation) Order 2004.

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

5    Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-David Taylor reported from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Rights of Re-entry and Forfeiture (Prescribed Sum and Period) (England) Regulations 2004.

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

6    Message from the Lords,-A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:

    The Lords agree to the Mersey Tunnels Bill, without Amendment.

7    Anti-social Behaviour,-Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision about anti-social behaviour: And that Mr Wayne David, Mark Tami, Siobhain McDonagh, Tony Lloyd, David Wright, Mr Jon Owen Jones, Mr Peter Kilfoyle, Mr Parmjit Dhanda, Ian Lucas, Diana Organ, Mrs Jackie Lawrence and Chris Ruane do prepare and bring it in.

8    Anti-social Behaviour Bill,-Mr Wayne David accordingly presented a Bill to make provision about anti-social behaviour: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 15th October and to be printed [Bill 128].

9    Adjournment (London schools),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Stephen Twigg);

    And it being Four o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put, pursuant to Order [24th June].

10    Public Accounts,-Resolved, That this House takes note of the 1st to the 16th, and the 18th and 19th Reports of the Committee of Public Accounts of Session 2003-04, and of the Treasury Minutes and the Northern Ireland Department of Finance and Personnel Memorandum on these Reports, Cm 6130, 6136, 6155, 6175, 6191 and 6244.-(Mr Edward Leigh.)

11    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Nick Ainger.)

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

[Adjourned at 7.27 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    Northern Ireland,-(1) Draft Criminal Justice (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004, and

    (2) draft Vehicle Testing (Temporary Exemptions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004,

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

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    2    Environmental Protection,-Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1633), dated 28th June 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

Other Papers:

    3    Freedom of Information,-Freedom of Information (Removal of References to Public Authorities) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No, 1641), dated 24th June 2004 [by Act] [Mr Christopher Leslie].

    4    Government Trading Funds,-Report and Accounts of the Meteorological Office for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 578] [Clerk of the House].

    5    Intelligence Services,-Report of the Intelligence and Security Committee for 2003-04 [by Command] [Cm. 6240] [The Prime Minister].

    6    National Heritage,-Permanent and temporary allocations of items accepted in lieu of tax under the National Heritage Act 1980 for 2002-03 [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

    7    Parliamentary Commissioner,-First Report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, Session 2003-04: Investigations Completed, July 2003 to June 2004 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 701] [Clerk of the House].

    8    Police (Northern Ireland),-Report of the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland for 2003-04 [by Command] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

    9    Public Petitions,-Observations by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on the Petitions-

    (1) [26th May] [two Petitions] from Councillor Dave Cross, Councillor Tom Skipp and others against the proposed closure of the Post Office in the High Road, Benfleet, Essex; and Miss Elizabeth Govier, Councillor Beverley Egan and others against the proposed closure of the Post Office at Victoria Corner, Benfleet, Essex

    (2) [27th May] from Councillor Enid Isaacs, Councillor Norman Ladzrie and others against the proposed closure of the Post Office in Woodfield Road, Hadleigh, and for policies to enable Post Offices to remain open;

    (3) [8th June] from residents of Southfields in the constituency of Putney against the proposed closure of Princes Way Post Office, Southfields; and

    (4) [9th June] 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

    [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

    10    Terrorism,-Report of the Independent Assessor of Military Complaints Procedures in Northern Ireland for 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Draft Stansted Airport Aircraft Movement Limit (Revocation) Order 2004,-The Committee of Selection has discharged David Borrow, Ms Karen Buck, Mr Iain Coleman, Mr Frank Field, Helen Jackson, Mr Clive Soley and Mr David Wilshire from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution John Austin, Mr Harry Barnes, Ann Coffey, Mrs Helen Liddell, Tony Lloyd, Mr Mark Prisk and John Robertson.

    2    Draft Rights of Re-Entry and Forfeiture (Prescribed Sum and Period) (England) Regulations 2004 ,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Brian Jenkins from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations) and nominated in substitution Mr Dave Watts.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Constitutional Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Constitutional Affairs Committee [Draft Criminal Defence Service Bill]; to be printed [No. 746-ii] [Mr A. J. Beith].

    2    Culture, Media and Sport,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [BBC Charter Renewal]; to be printed [No. 598-iv] [Sir Gerald Kaufman].

    3    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Food Information Sub-Committee of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [Food Information]; to be printed [No. 690-iii] [Mr Michael Jack].

    4    Foreign Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee [Foreign and Commonwealth Office Annual Report 2003-04]; to be printed [No. 745-ii] [Mr Donald Anderson].

    5    International Development,-Sixth Report from the International Development Committee [Migration and Development: How to make migration work for poverty reduction]], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No.79-I and -II]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Migration and Development: How to make migration work for poverty reduction]

[Tony Baldry].

    6    Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee [Gypsy and Traveller Sites]; to be printed [No. 633-ii] [Andrew Bennett].

    7    Regulatory Reform,-(1) Ninth Report from the Regulatory Reform Committee [Proposal for the Regulatory Reform (Trading Stamps) Order 2004]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 817];

    (2) Second Special Report from the Committee [Draft Regulatory Reform (Museum of London) (Location of Premises) Order 2004]; to be printed [No. 818]; and

    (3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Proposal for the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2004]; to be printed [No. 684-ii]

    [Mr Peter Pike].

    8    Scottish Affairs,-(1) Second Special Report from the Scottish Affairs Committee [Government Response to the Third Report from the Committee on The proposed Whisky Strip Stamp]; to be printed [No. 822]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Scotland Office Departmental Report]; to be printed [No. 823]

    [Mrs Irene Adams].

    9    Statutory Instruments,-Twenty-third Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 82-xxiii] [Brian White].

    10    Welsh Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Welsh Affairs Committee [The Wales Office Annual Report 2004]; to be printed [No. 808] [Mr Martyn Jones].

[W.H., No. 68]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

    Adjournment,-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Derek Twigg.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 4.29 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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