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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 18th March 2005

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), Sir Michael Lord, the Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means, proceeded to the Table.

PRAYERS.

2    The Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means took the Chair as Deputy Speaker.

3    Motion to sit in private,—Mr Kevin Barron moved, That the House do sit in private.

    The Deputy Speaker put the Question forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 163 (Motions to sit in private).

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Kevin Barron, Mrs Betty Williams: 0.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Win Griffiths, Hywel Williams: 26.

    And it appearing on the report of the Division that fewer than forty Members had taken part in the Division, the Deputy Speaker declared that the Question was not decided.

4    Smoking in Public Places (Wales) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Smoking in Public Places (Wales) Bill;

    And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Bill be now read a second time;

The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Win Griffiths, Mrs Betty Williams: 14.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mr Eric Forth, Mr Andrew Hunter: 7.

    And it appearing on the report of the Division that fewer than forty Members had taken part in the Division, the Deputy Speaker declared that the Question was not decided, and the business under consideration stood over until the next sitting of the House.

5    Telecommunications Masts (Planning Control) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Telecommunications Masts (Planning Control) Bill;

    And it being half-past Two o'clock, the Deputy Speaker interrupted the business.

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 22nd April.

6    Public Service (Bank Holiday) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Public Service (Bank Holiday) Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 8th April.

7    Audible Motor Vehicle Alarms Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Audible Motor Vehicle Alarms Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 13th May.

8    Prevention of Terrorism (No. 2) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Prevention of Terrorism (No. 2) Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 8th April.

9    Control of Identification Documents (Offences) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Control of Identification Documents (Offences) Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 13th May.

10    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr John Heppell.)

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till eight minutes to Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 21st March.

[Adjourned at 2.52 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker


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


APPENDIX

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1    Civil Partnership,—Tax Credits Notification of Changes of Circumstances (Civil Partnership) (Transitional Provisions) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 828), dated 17th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

2    Income Tax,—Income Tax (Incentive Payments for Voluntary Electronic Communication of PAYE Returns) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 826), dated 18th March 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].

3    National Assistance,—National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements and Assessment of Resources) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 708), dated 9th March 2005 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

4    Pensions,—(1) Pensions Regulator Tribunal (Legal Assistance Scheme) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 781); and

    (2) Pensions Regulator Tribunal (Legal Assistance Scheme—Costs) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 782),

    dated 16th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr David Lammy].

5    Social Security,—(1) Social Security Benefits Up-rating Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 632); and

    (2) Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Dependency) (Permitted Earnings Limits) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 633),

    dated 10th March 2005 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Johnson].

Other Papers:

6    Northern Ireland,—Report and Accounts of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 376] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

CORRIGENDUM

    In the Votes and Proceedings for Thursday 17th March, the following item should have appeared after item 10:

Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from Mr David Boden and others against the Government's policy on gambling was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.



 
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