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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 16th March 2005

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

PRAYERS.

1    Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:

    The Lords disagree to certain of the Amendments made by this House to the Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords], for which disagreement they assign their Reasons; and they agree without Amendment to the remaining Amendments proposed by this House.

2    Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords],—Lords Reasons for disagreeing to certain Commons Amendments to the Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] printed pursuant to Standing Orders Nos. 57A (Bills brought from the Lords) and 78 (Lords amendments) on 15th March [Bill 89].

3    Health and Safety (Directors' Duties) Bill,—The Order for reading the Health and Safety (Directors' Duties) Bill a second time this day was read and discharged.

    Bill to be read a second time on Friday 13th May.

4    Bus Services (Quality Contracts Schemes) Bill,—The Order for reading the Bus Services (Quality Contracts Schemes) Bill a second time on Friday 18th March was read and discharged.

    Bill to be read a second time on Friday 8th April.

5    Economic and Fiscal Strategy Report and Financial Statement and Budget Report,—Ordered, That there be laid before this House a copy of the Economic and Fiscal Strategy Report and Financial Statement and Budget Report, March 2005, as laid before this House by Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer when opening the Budget.—(Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer.)

6    Ways and Means,—Provisional Collection of Taxes,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 51 (Ways and means motions), That, pursuant to section 5 of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968, provisional statutory effect shall be given to the following Motions:—

    (a) Rates of tobacco products duty (Motion No. 2);

    (b) Rate of duty on beer (Motion No. 3);

    (c) Rates of duty on wine and made-wine (Motion No. 4);

    (d) Vehicle excise duty (rates) (Motion No. 6);

    (e) Value added tax (gas and electricity supplied by persons outside UK) (Motion No. 10)—(Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer):—It was agreed to.

7    Ways and Means,—Amendment of the Law,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed,—

    (1) That it is expedient to amend the law with respect to the National Debt and the public revenue and to make further provision in connection with finance.

    (2) This Resolution does not extend to the making of any amendment with respect to value added tax so as to provide—

      (a) for zero-rating or exempting a supply, acquisition or importation;

      (b) for refunding an amount of tax;

      (c) for any relief, other than a relief that—

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          (i) so far as it is applicable to goods, applies to goods of every description, and

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          (ii) so far as it is applicable to services, applies to services of every description—(Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer);

    Ordered, That the Debate be now adjourned.—(Bridget Prentice.)

    Debate to be resumed to-morrow.

8    Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 3),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A (Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords] for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 17th January 2005 and 31st January 2005—

Consideration of Lords Message

    1. Any Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any question put.

    2. Proceedings on that Message shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

Subsequent stages

    3. Any further Messages from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any question put.

    4. 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—(Bridget Prentice);

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Jim Murphy, Margaret Moran: 267.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Gregory Barker: 117.

So the Question was agreed to.

9    Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords],—The House, pursuant to Order [this day], proceeded forthwith to consider the Reasons assigned by the Lords for disagreeing to certain of the Amendments made by this House to the Constitutional Reform Bill [Lords].

    Commons Amendment No. 1.

    A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed that this House does not insist on its Amendment No. 1, to which the Lords have disagreed—(Mr Christopher Leslie);

    And it being one hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Lords Message, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [this day]:—It was agreed to.

    The Deputy Speaker then put the remaining Questions to be disposed of at that hour.

    Resolved, That this House does not insist on its Amendments Nos. 2, 264, 265 and 593, to which the Lords have disagreed.—(Mr Christopher Leslie.)

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That Amendments ((a) and (b)) in lieu and consequential Amendments ((c) to (e)) be made to the Bill—(Mr Christopher Leslie);

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Nick Ainger, James Purnell: 256.

      Tellers for the Noes, Gregory Barker, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 109.

So the Question was agreed to.

10    Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from the Brighton Business Forum for the regulation or licensing of street fund-raisers was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

11    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Gillian Merron.)

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till seventeen minutes to Nine o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 8.43 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 Negative Resolution:

1    Companies,—(1) Companies Act 1985 (Power to Enter and Remain on Premises: Procedural) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 684), dated 9th March 2005;

    (2) Companies (Defective Accounts) (Authorised Person) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 699), dated 11th March 2005;

    (3) Reporting Standards (Specified Body) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 692), dated 11th March 2005; and

    (4) Supervision of Accounts and Reports (Prescribed Body) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 715), dated 15th March 2005

    [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

2    Consumer Protection,—Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 689), dated 11th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

3    Designs,—Community Designs (Designation of Community Design Courts) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 696), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

4    Environmental Protection,—Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 717), dated 15th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

5    Food,—Welfare Food (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 688), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

6    Health and Safety,—(1) Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 676), dated 11th March 2005; and

    (2) Work at Height Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 735), dated 16th March 2005

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

7    Immigration and Asylum,—Asylum Support (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 738), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

8    Income Tax,—(1) Charge to Income Tax by Reference to Enjoyment of Property Previously Owned Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 724);

    (2) Finance Act 2002, Schedule 26, Parts 2 and 9 (Amendment) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 646); and

    (3) Retirement Benefits Schemes (Increase in Permitted Maximum in Transitional Cases) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 723),

    dated 16th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

9    Landfill Tax,—(1) Landfill Tax (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 759); and

    (2) Landfill Tax (Site Restoration, Quarries and Pet Cemeteries) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 725),

    dated 16th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [John Healey].

10    Legal Aid and Advice,—(1) Legal Aid for Crown Court Proceedings (Costs) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R., (N.I.), 2005, No. 112); and

    (2) Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R., (N.I.), 2005, No. 113),

    dated 9th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr David Lammy].

11    Patents,—Patents (Translations) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 687), dated 2nd March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

12    Pensions,—(1) Occupational Pension Schemes (Employer Debt) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 678), dated 11th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Johnson];

    (2) Pensions Appeal Tribunals (England and Wales) (Amendment) Rules 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 709), dated 13th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy];

    (3) Pension Protection Fund (Compensation) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 670), dated 11th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Johnson];

    (4) Pension Protection Fund (Maladministration) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 650), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Johnson];

    (5) Pension Protection Fund (Provision of Information) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 674), dated 11th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Johnson];

    (6) Pension Protection Fund (Review and Reconsideration of Reviewable Matters) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 669), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Johnson];

    (7) Pension Protection Fund (Reviewable Ill Health Pensions) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 652), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Johnson];

    (8) Pension Protection Fund (Reviewable Matters) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 600), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Johnson];

    (9) Pension Protection Fund (Statement of Investment Principles) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 675), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Johnson];

    (10) Pension Protection Fund (Valuation) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 672), dated 11th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Johnson];

    (11) Personal and Occupational Pension Schemes (Indexation and Disclosure of Information) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 704), dated 16th March 2005 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Johnson], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command]; and

    (12) Transfer of Employment (Pension Protection) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 649), dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Johnson].

13    Social Security,—(1) Guardian's Allowance Up-rating Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 719), dated 15th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo];

    (2) Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 728), dated 16th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo]; and

    (3) Statutory Maternity Pay (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 729), dated 15th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Johnson].

14    Trade Unions,—Certification Officer (Amendment of Fees) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 713), dated 15th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

15    Value Added Tax,—(1) Value Added Tax (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 762), dated 16th March 2005 [by Act] [John Healey];

    (2) Value Added Tax (Consideration for Fuel Provided for Private Use) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 722);

    (3) Value Added Tax (Increase of Registration Limits) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 727); and

    (4) Value Added Tax (Reduced Rate) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 726),

    dated 16th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [John Healey].

Other Papers:

16    Bank of England,—Notice given by the Treasury to the Bank of England specifying for the purposes of Section 11 of the Bank of England Act 1998 what price stability is taken to consist of and what the economic policy of Her Majesty's Government is to be taken to be [by Act] [Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer].

17    Economic and Fiscal Strategy Report and Financial Statement and Budget Report,—Economic and Fiscal Strategy Report and Financial Statement and Budget Report, March 2005, entitled Investing for our future: Fairness and opportunity for Britain's hard-working families [pursuant to Order this day]; to be printed [No. 372] [Mr Stephen Timms].

18    Finance,—Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Audit of Assumptions for Budget 2005 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 452] [Clerk of the House].

19    Northern Ireland,—Report and Accounts of the Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 317] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

20    Prisons (Northern Ireland),—Paper, entitled Report on an announced inspection of Magilligan Prison by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons and the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, 20-24 September 2004 [by Command] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

Papers withdrawn:

21    Regulatory Reform,—Draft Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 [laid 7th March].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1    Education Bill [Lords]:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the Bill to Standing Committee A; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Richard Allan, Mr Peter Atkinson, Vera Baird, Andy Burnham, Mr Vernon Coaker, Mr Nick Gibb, Mr Mark Hoban, Mr Colin Pickthall, Dr John Pugh, Mr Don Touhig, Mr Neil Turner, Derek Twigg, Mr Stephen Twigg, Angela Watkinson, Mr Dave Watts and Iain Wright.

2    Inquiries Bill [Lords]:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the Bill to Standing Committee B; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Peter Atkinson, Mrs Anne Campbell, Mr Alistair Carmichael, Mr Michael Connarty, Geraint Davies, Mr Jonathan Djanogly, Mr Mike Hall, Mr Oliver Heald, Mr Kevan Jones, Mr Christopher Leslie, Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger, Siobhain McDonagh, Mr Stephen Pound, Bridget Prentice, Mr Terry Rooney and Mr Paul Tyler.

3    Draft Community Legal Service (Asylum and Immigration Appeals) Regulations 2005 and the Revised Funding Code prepared by the Legal Services Commission:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Regulations and Code to the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Peter Atkinson, Mr Richard Bacon, Mr Liam Byrne, Mrs Lorna Fitzsimons, Mr David Heath, Mr Lindsay Hoyle, Ms Sally Keeble, Mr David Lammy, Mr Humfrey Malins, Laura Moffatt, Dr Lewis Moonie, Mr Denis Murphy, Mr Archie Norman, Anne Picking, Bridget Prentice and Mr Paul Tyler.

4    Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Communications Data) (Amendment) Order 2005 and the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Directed Surveillance and Covert Human Intelligence Sources) (Amendment) Order 2005:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Orders to the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Alistair Carmichael, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr Tony Colman, Mr Quentin Davies, Caroline Flint, Mr John Heppell, Mr Boris Johnson, Chris McCafferty, Shona McIsaac, Mr Tony McWalter, Patrick Mercer, Mr Mark Oaten, Albert Owen, Mr Gwyn Prosser, Mr Andy Reed and Brian White.

5    Draft Water Fluoridation (Consultation) (England) Regulations 2005 and the draft Water Supply (Fluoridation Indemnities) (England) Regulations 2005:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Regulations to the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Kevin Barron, Mr Crispin Blunt, Andy Burnham, Mr Paul Burstow, David Cairns, Mr Nigel Evans, Mr Michael Fallon, Chris Grayling, Dr Evan Harris, Stephen Hesford, Dr Brian Iddon, Miss Melanie Johnson, Mr Khalid Mahmood, Joan Ryan, Ms Gisela Stuart and Keith Vaz.

6    Draft Contracting Out (Functions in Relation to Cultural Objects) Order 2005:

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: John Austin, Hugh Bayley, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Clive Efford, Mr Adrian Flook, Mr Don Foster, Mr John Greenway, Patrick Hall, Estelle Morris, Mr Stephen Pound, Bob Russell, Mr Sin Simon, Dr Howard Stoate, Mark Tami, Mr Tom Watson and Mr John Whittingdale.

7    Town and Country Planning (Temporary Stop Notice) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 206):

    (1) The Speaker has allocated the Regulations to the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

    (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members to serve on the Committee: Mr Adrian Bailey, Mr Roger Berry, Ms Karen Buck, Paul Clark, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Yvette Cooper, John Cryer, Mr Edward Davey, Matthew Green, Mr John Gummer, Mr John Hayes, Mr David Heyes, Mr Terry Lewis, Mr Brian Sedgemore, Mr Paul Stinchcombe and Mr Michael Trend.

8    Draft Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) (Amendment) Order 2005,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Kali Mountford and Mr Denis Murphy from the Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order) and nominated in substitution Mr Stephen McCabe and Syd Rapson.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1    Constitutional Affairs and Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions,—First Joint Report from the Constitutional Affairs and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committees [Electoral Registration] [being the Sixth Report from the Constitutional Affairs Committee and the Sixth Report from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee]; with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committees; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committees relating to the Report [No. 243-I and -III] [Andrew Bennett].

2    Defence,—Sixth Report from the Defence Committee [Iraq: An Initial Assessment of Post-Conflict Operations]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 65] [Bruce George].

3    Education and Skills,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Skills Committee [The Work of Ofsted]; to be printed [No. 463] [Mr Barry Sheerman].

4    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,—(1) Fifth Report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [The Government's Rural Delivery Strategy and the draft Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill], 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. 408];

    (2) Sixth Report from the Committee [The future for UK fishing], 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. 122];

    (3) Seventh Report from the Committee [Food Information], 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. 469]; and

    (4) Memorandum laid before the Committee [The Future of Waste Management]

    [Mr Michael Jack].

5    Environmental Audit,—(1) Fourth Report from the Environmental Audit Committee [The International Challenge of Climate Change: UK Leadership in the G8 and EU], 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. 105];

    (2) Fifth Report from the Committee [Environmental Education: a follow-up to Learning the Sustainability Lesson], 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. 84]; and

    (3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Sustainable Procurement Policy]; to be printed [No. 266-iii]

    [Mr Peter Ainsworth].

6    Human Rights,—(1) Thirteenth Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights [Scrutiny: Sixth Progress Report]; together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 470]; and

    (2) Fourteenth Report from the Committee [The Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination]; with the 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. 471]

    [Jean Corston].

7    International Development,—(1) Fifth Report from the International Development Committee [Darfur, Sudan: The responsibility to protect], together with an Appendix, and 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. 67-I and -II]; and

    (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Darfur, Sudan: The responsibility to protect]

    [Tony Baldry].

8    Modernisation of the House of Commons,—Second Report from the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons [Scrutiny of European Business], 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. 465-I and -II] [Mr Peter Hain].

9    Procedure,—First Report from the Procedure Committee [Sub Judice Rule of the House of Commons], 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. 125] [Sir Nicholas Winterton].

10    Science and Technology,—(1) Sixth Report from the Science and Technology Committee [The Work of Research Councils UK], 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. 219];

    (2) Seventh Report from the Committee [Forensic Science on Trial], 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. 96-I and -II];

    (3) Sixth Special Report from the Committee [Office of Science and Technology: Scrutiny Report 2004: Government Response to the Committee's Third Report, Session 2004-05]; to be printed [No. 453]; and

    (4) Seventh Special Report from the Committee [The Medical Research Council's Review of the Future of the National Institute for Medical Research: Responses to the Committee's Fourth Report, Session 2004-05]; to be printed [No. 454]

    [Dr Ian Gibson].

11    Scottish Affairs,—Second Report from the Scottish Affairs Committee [Meeting Scotland's Future Energy Needs], 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. 259] [Mrs Irene Adams].

12    Trade and Industry,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Trade and Industry Committee [Nuclear Decommissioning Authority]; to be printed [No. 466-i] [Mr Martin O'Neill].

13    Transport,—(1) Seventh Report from the Transport Committee [Road Pricing: The Next Steps], with the 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. 218-I and -II];

    (2) Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Search and Rescue]; to be printed [No. 322-iii] [Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody]; and

    (3) Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Transport Committee [European Community Competence and Transport]; to be printed [No. 467-i] ; and

    (4) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Miscellaneous]

    [Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody].

[W.H., No. 33]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned((James Purnell);

    And the sitting having continued for two and a half hours after Two o'clock, it was adjourned without Question put, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 4.30 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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