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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 8th July 2004

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

PRAYERS.

1    Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Nigel Beard reported from the Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Designation of Public Authorities) Order 2004.

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

2    Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Eric Illsley reported from the Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Motion in the name of the Leader of the House relating to the Electoral Commission.

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

3    Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Alan Hurst reported from the Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Horse Passports (England) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1397).

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

4    Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Sir Nicholas Winterton reported from the Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Contracting Out (Functions relating to Broadcast Advertising) and Specification of Relevant Functions Order 2004.

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

5    Northern Ireland Grand Committee,-Mr James Cran reported from the Northern Ireland Grand Committee the draft Budget (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004, referred to it on 22nd June.

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

    The Lords have agreed to the Traffic Management Bill, with Amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House.

7    Traffic Management Bill,-Lords Amendments to the Traffic Management Bill to be considered on Monday 12th July; and to be printed [Bill 138].

8    Royal Assent,-The Deputy Speaker notified the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, That Her Majesty had signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts, agreed upon by both Houses:

      Appropriation Act 2004

      Age-Related Payments Act 2004

      Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004

      University of Manchester Act 2004.

9    Adjournment (Intelligence and Security Committee Annual Report 2003-04),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Joan Ryan);

    The Motion was, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

10    Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Jim Murphy);

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

11    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Jim Fitzpatrick.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-five minutes past Six o'clock, adjourned till Monday 12th July.

[Adjourned at 6.25 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
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 Affirmative Resolution:

    1    Council Tax,-Draft Council Tax Limitation (England) (Maximum Amounts) Order 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    2    Devolution,-(1) Draft Regional Assembly and Local Government Referendums (Date of Referendums, Referendum Question and Explanatory Material) (North East Region) Order 2004,

    (2) draft Regional Assembly and Local Government Referendums (Date of Referendums, Referendum Question and Explanatory Material) (North West Region) Order 2004, and

    (3) draft Regional Assembly and Local Government Referendums (Date of Referendums, Referendum Question and Explanatory Material) (Yorkshire and the Humber Region) Order 2004

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

    3    Legal Services,-Draft Legal Services Complaints Commissioner (Maximum Penalty) Order 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy].

    4    Northern Ireland,-Draft Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) (No. 2) Order 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    5    Agriculture,-Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1740), dated 7th July 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

    6    Education,-Rother Valley College (Dissolution) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1681), dated 1st July 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

    7    Housing,-Demoted Tenants (Review of Decisions) (England) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1679), dated 1st July 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    8    Local Government,-(1) Local Authorities (Categorisation) (England) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1704), and

    (2) Local Government (Best Value Authorities) (Power to Trade) (England) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1705)

    dated 5th July 2004 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    9    Road Traffic,-Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1706), dated 5th July 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

Other Papers:

    10    Air Force (Constitution),-Amendment List 24 to Air Publication 1269A-The Royal Air Force Manual of Assessment of Medical Fitness (Third Edition) [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

    11    Census,-Paper, entitled Census 2001 Definitions [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].

    12    Church Commissioners,-Report and Accounts of the Church Commissioners for England for 2003 [by Measure] [Mr David Lammy].

    13    Education,-Paper, entitled Department for Education and Skills: Five Year Strategy for Children and Learners [by Command] [Cm. 6272] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

    14    Government Resources and Accounts,-Report and Accounts of-(1) Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Agency for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 527] [Secretary Margaret Beckett],

    (2) Defence Geographic & Imagery Intelligence Agency for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 840] [Mr Secretary Hoon], and

    (3) Pay and Personnel Agency for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 731] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

    15    Government Trading Funds,-Ordnance Survey for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 856] [Clerk of the House].

    16    Health and Social Care,-Report of the Healthcare Commission for 2004 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 820] [Mr Secretary Reid].

    17    Learning and Skills,-Report and Accounts of the Adult Learning Inspectorate for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 670] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

    18    Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development,-Report and Financial Statements of English Partnerships (including the Commission for the New Towns and the Urban Regeneration Agency) for 2003-04 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    19    National Statistics,-Report and Accounts of the Statistics Commission for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Command] [Cm. 6250] [John Healey].

    20    Northern Ireland,-Reports and Accounts of the-

    (1) Northern Ireland Health Estates, and

    (2) Valuation and Lands Agency

    for 2003-04, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [Nos. 815 and 819] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

    21    Police (Northern Ireland),-Report and Accounts of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland for 2003-04 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

    1    Draft Uranium Enrichment Technology (Prohibition on Disclosure) Regulations 2004,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Eric Forth Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations 2004.

    2    Draft Community Radio Order 2004,-The Speaker has appointed Miss Anne Begg Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

    3    Draft Motor Vehicles (International Circulation) (Amendment) Order 2004,-The Speaker has appointed Mr David Amess Chairman of the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

    4    Occupational Pensions Schemes (Winding Up) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1140),-The Speaker has appointed Mr Martin Caton Chairman of the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Regulations.

    5    Draft Anti-Social Behaviour (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 and draft Criminal Justice (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Mike Hancock Chairman of the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Orders.

    6    Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, and the Republic of Croatia) Order 2004,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Eric Forth Chairman of the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

    7    Draft Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (England and Wales) Regulations 2004 and draft Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (Scotland) Regulations 2004,-The Speaker has appointed Mr John Cummings Chairman of the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

    8    Draft Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations) Order 2004 and draft Extradition Act 2003 (Repeals) Order 2004,-The Speaker has appointed Mrs Irene Adams Chairman of the Eighth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Orders.

    9    Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2004,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Peter Pike Chairman of the Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

    10    Draft Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Designation of Public Authorities) Order 2004,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Roger Godsiff from the Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Stephen McCabe.

    11    Draft Vehicle Testing (Temporary Exemptions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Alan Hurst Chairman of the Tenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

    12    Draft Student Fees (Amounts) (England) Regulations 2004,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Joe Benton Chairman of the Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.

    13    Horse Passports (England) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1397),-The Committee of Selection has discharged Barbara Follett and Dan Norris from the Eleventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Regulations) and nominated in substitution Mr Wayne David and Mr Stephen Hepburn.

    14    Draft Age-Related Payments (Northern Ireland) Order 2004,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Kevin Hughes Chairman of the Fourteenth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Draft Gambling Bill (Regional Casinos),-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Joint Committee on the Draft Gambling Bill (Regional Casinos); to be printed [No. 843-iv] [Mr John Greenway].

    2    Environmental Audit,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environmental Crime Sub-Committee of the Environmental Audit Committee [Environmental Crime: Wildlife Crime]; to be printed [No. 605-iii] [Mr Peter Ainsworth].

    3    Health,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [GP Out of Hours Services]; to be printed [No. 697-ii] [Mr David Hinchliffe].

    4    Home Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee [Anti-Terrorism Powers]; to be printed [No. 886-i] [Mr John Denham].


[W.H., No. 73]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

    Adjournment (Asylum Applications-Second Report from the Home Affairs Committee, Session 2003-04, and the Government's response thereto),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned-(Derek Twigg);

    And the sitting having continued for three hours, it was adjourned without Question put, till Tuesday 13th July.

[Adjourned at 5.30 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst
Deputy Speaker



 
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