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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 10th November 2004

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


1    Alcohol-Related Anti-Social Behaviour and Domestic Violence,—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the law relating to Anti-Social Behaviour Orders to extend their application to cases of domestic violence and alcohol-related disorder: And that Mr Andrew Turner, Frank Cook, Jane Griffiths, Mr David Wilshire, Mr David Drew, Mr Robert Key, Mr Robert Walter, Mr Paul Burstow, Sir Sydney Chapman, Mr Andrew Robathan, Jim Knight and Angela Watkinson do prepare and bring it in.

2    Alcohol-Related Anti-Social Behaviour and Domestic Violence Bill,—Mr Andrew Turner accordingly presented a Bill to amend the law relating to Anti-Social Behaviour Orders to extend their application to cases of domestic violence and alcohol-related disorder: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 19th November and to be printed [Bill 177].

3    Human Tissue Bill (Programme) (No. 2),—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 Programme Order of 15th January 2004 be supplemented as follows—

Consideration of Lords Amendments

    1. Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 7 p.m. at this day's sitting.

Subsequent stages

    2. Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any further Question being put.

    3. The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement—(Joan Ryan);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr John Heppell, Margaret Moran: 304.

      Tellers for the Noes, Andrew Selous, Mr Crispin Blunt: 110.

    So the Question was agreed to.

4    Human Tissue Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to the Human Tissue Bill.

    Lords Amendments Nos. 1 to 71 were agreed to.

5    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Nick Ainger.)

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

[Adjourned at 4.32 p.m.

Michael J. Martin


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


Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Electricity, Gas,—Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Efficiency Obligations) Order 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Criminal Law,—Fixed Penalty Offences Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 2922), dated 9th November 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

Other Papers:

3    Covent Garden Market,—Report and Accounts of the Covent Garden Market Authority for 2003-04 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

4    Defence,—Ministry of Defence Minute, dated 10th November 2004, concerning the gifting of military equipment to the Iraqi Interim Government [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

5    Government Resources and Accounts,—Resource Accounts of UK Trade & Investment for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1206] [Mr Stephen Timms].

6    National Lottery,—Report and Accounts of Scottish Screen for 2003-04 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1179] [Mr Secretary Darling].

7    Public Accounts,—Treasury Minutes on the Thirty-seventh to Thirty-ninth Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts 2003-04 [by Command] [Cm. 6355] [Mr Stephen Timms].

8    Treaty Series (No. 42, 2004),—Agreement, done at Dublin on 25th November 2003, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Ireland establishing the Independent Monitoring Commission [by Command] [Cm. 6366] [Mr Secretary Straw].


Standing Committees

    European Standing Committees

European Union Document No. 12200/04, relating to humane trapping standards, has been referred to European Standing Committee A.


Reports from Select Committees

1    Defence,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Defence Committee [Duty of Care]; to be printed [No. 620-vii] [Bruce George].

2    Draft Mental Health Bill,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Health Bill; to be printed [No. 1127-viii]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 1127-ix]

    [Mr George Howarth].

3    Education and Skills,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Skills Committee [Prison Education]; to be printed [No. 825-vi] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

4    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,—(1) Eighteenth Special Report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [Government's Reply to the Fourteenth Report from the Committee, Session 2003-04, on Sites of Special Scientific Interest: Conserving the Jewels of England's Natural Heritage]; to be printed [No. 1255]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Waste Policy and the Landfill Directive]; to be printed [No. 1256-i]

    [Mr Michael Jack].

5    European Scrutiny,—Thirty-Sixth Report from the European Scrutiny Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 42-xxxvi] [Mr Jimmy Hood].

6    Modernisation of the House of Commons,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons [Sitting Hours]; to be printed [No. 892-iv] [Mr Peter Hain].

7    Northern Ireland,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee [Air Transport Services in Northern Ireland]; to be printed [No. 1254-i] [Mr Tony Clarke].

8    Procedure,—Fifth Report for the Procedure Committee [Public Petitions], together with Appendices; to be printed, together with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 1248] [Sir Nicholas Winterton].

9    Science and Technology,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Science and Technology Committee [Human reproductive technologies and the law]; to be printed [No. 599-ix] [Dr Desmond Turner].

10    Transport,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Transport Committee [Rural Rail]; to be printed [No. 1229-ii] [Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody].

11    Welsh Affairs,—Fifth Special Report from the Welsh Affairs Committee [The Draft Transport (Wales) Bill: The Government Response to the Fourth Report of the Welsh Affairs Committee (Session 2003-04)]; to be printed [No. 1252] [Martyn Jones].

12    Work and Pensions,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Work and Pensions Committee [Pension Credit]; to be printed [No. 1219-ii] [Sir Archy Kirkwood].

[W.H., No. 99]

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.—(Margaret Moran.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 4.29 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker

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