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Tuesday 18th October 2005
The House met at half-past Two o'clock.PRAYERS.
1 London Olympics Bill,Mr Jimmy Hood reported from Standing Committee D, That it had gone through the London Olympics Bill, and made Amendments thereunto.
2 Work and Families Bill,Secretary Alan Johnson, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Secretary Prescott, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Secretary Blunkett, Mr Secretary Darling, Ms Secretary Hewitt, Secretary Tessa Jowell, Mr Secretary Hain and Secretary Ruth Kelly, presented a Bill to make provision about statutory rights to leave and pay in connection with the birth or adoption of children; to amend section 80F of the Employment Rights Act 1996; to make provision about workers' entitlement to annual leave; to provide for the increase in the sums specified in section 186(1) and 227(1) of that Act; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 60].
3 Age of Sale of Tobacco,Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to raise the minimum age of sale of tobacco and tobacco products from 16 years to 18 years: And that Jeff Ennis, Mr David Chaytor, Mr David Drew, Mrs Betty Williams, Harry Cohen, Mr Terry Rooney, Mr Stephen Crabb, Mr David Crausby, Chris McCafferty, Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson and Mr Mike Hancock do prepare and bring it in.
4 Age of Sale of Tobacco Bill,Jeff Ennis accordingly presented a Bill to raise the minimum age of sale of tobacco and tobacco products from 16 years to 18 years: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 11th November and to be printed [Bill 59].
5 Identity Cards Bill (Programme) (No. 3),A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That the Order of 28th June 2005 (Identity Cards Bill (Programme)) be further varied as follows:
6 Identity Cards Bill,The Order of the day being read, for consideration of the Identity Cards Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee;
7 Marketing of Foods Derived from Genetically Modified Maize,A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119 (European Standing Committees), That this House takes note of the unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum dated 15th July 2005, submitted by the Food Standards Agency, relating to the Draft Council Decision authorising the placing on the market of foods and food ingredients derived from genetically modified Roundup Ready maize line GA21; and supports the Government's view that products derived from this maize meet the necessary requirements for authorisation under Regulation No. 258/97(Mr Alan Campbell);
8 Public Petitions,Public Petitions from supporters of the Isitfair Council Tax protest campaign for a fair and equitable replacement for council tax [two Petitions] were presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
9 Adjournment,A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn(Mr Alan Campbell);
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 Negative Resolution:
1 Civil Partnership,Civil Partnership (Pensions and Benefit Payments) (Consequential, etc. Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R. (N.I.), 2005, No. 434), dated 29th September 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hain].
2 Clean Air,Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2895), dated 14th October 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].
3 Environmental Protection,Waste (Household Waste Duty of Care) (England and Wales) Regulations 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2900), dated 17th October 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].
4 Income Tax,Exemption From Income Tax For Certain Interest and Royalty Payments (Amendment to Section 97(1) of the Finance Act 2004 and Section 757(2) of the Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2899), dated 17th October 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Dawn Primarolo].
Reports from Select Committees
1 Constitutional Affairs,Minutes of Evidence taken before the Constitutional Affairs Committee [Department for Constitutional Affairs: key policies and priorities]; to be printed [No. 566-i] [Mr Alan Beith].
2 Culture, Media and Sport,Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [London 2012 Olympics: First Steps]; to be printed [No. 552-i] [Mr John Whittingdale].
3 Defence,Minutes of Evidence taken before the Defence Committee [Future Carrier and Joint Combat Aircraft Programmes]; to be printed [No. 554-i] [James Arbuthnot].
4 International Development,Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee, together with Appendices [The Autumn Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank; and the UN World Summit 2005]; to be printed [No. 569-i] [Malcolm Bruce].
5 Standards and Privileges,Fourth Report from the Committee on Standards and Privileges [Pay for Standing Committee Chairmen], together with an Appendix; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 568] [Sir George Young].
6 Trade and Industry,(1) Eighth Special Report from the Trade and Industry Committee [Response to the Sixth Report from the Committee, Session 2004-05, on Trade with South-East Asia]; to be printed [No. 521]; and
7 Welsh Affairs,Minutes of Evidence taken before the Welsh Affairs Committee [Government White Paper: Better Governance for Wales]; to be printed [No. 551-i] [Dr Hywel Francis].
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Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall
The sitting began at half-past Nine o'clock.Adjournment,Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.(Kevin Brennan.)
Sir Alan Haselhurst
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