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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 23rd May 2005

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


1    Members take the Oath or make Affirmation,—The following Members took and subscribed the Oath, or made and subscribed the Affirmation required by law:

    Robert John Blizzard
for Waveney
    Right honourable Peter Bruce Lilley
Hitchin and Harpenden

2    Queen's Speech (Motion for an Address),—The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 17th May, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:

    Most Gracious Sovereign,

    We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament;

    And the Question being again proposed:—The House resumed the adjourned Debate.

    Ordered, That the Debate be now adjourned.—(Mr John Heppell.)

    Debate to be resumed to-morrow.

3    Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr John Heppell);

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

4    Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr John Heppell);

    And the Motion having been made at Ten o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Speaker adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order, till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 10.30 p.m.

Michael J. Martin


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


Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 20th May 2005 pursuant to Standing Order No. 158 (Presentation of command papers):

1    Treaty Series (No. 17, 2005),—Agreement, done at Warsaw on 29th March 2005, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Poland on the Prepayment of Certain Obligations by the Republic of Poland [Cm. 6555] [Mr Secretary Straw].

Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 23rd May 2005:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Education,—Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 1341), dated 12th May 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

Other Papers:

3    National Audit,—Reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General on—

    (1) Lost in Translation? Responding to the challenges of European Law; and

    (2) Ministry of Defence: Managing the Defence Estate

    [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 26 and 25] [Clerk of the House].

4    National Health Service Reform and Healthcare Professions,—Reports of the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health for—

    (1) 2002-03; and

    (2) 2003-04

    [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 6 and 7] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Papers withdrawn:

5    Companies,—Draft Companies Act 1989 (Delegation) Order 2005 [laid 24th February, in the last Session of Parliament].

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