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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 3rd July 1998

The House met at half-past Nine o'clock
PRAYERS.
1Landmines Bill,--Mr Secretary Cook, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Secretary Prescott, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Secretary Robertson, Secretary Clare Short, Mr Tony Lloyd and Dr John Reid presented a Bill to promote the control of anti-personnel landmines; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Monday next and to be printed [Bill 220].
2Fireworks Bill,--The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to the Fireworks Bill.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 1.
 
        A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said Amendment--(Mrs Linda Gilroy);
 
        And it being Eleven o'clock, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings pursuant to Standing Order No. 11 (Friday sittings).
 
        The Question was again proposed, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said Amendment;
 
        And the Question being put;
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Angela Smith, Mr Richard Burden: 49.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Edward Leigh, Mr Eric Forth: 2.
 
        The Lords Amendment was accordingly agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 2 to 4 agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 5.
 
        A Motion was made and the Question being put, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said Amendment--(Mrs Linda Gilroy);
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mrs Angela Smith, Mr Patrick Hall: 50.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Eric Forth, Mr Edward Leigh: 0.
 
        The Lords Amendment was accordingly agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 6.
 
        A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said Amendment--(Mrs Linda Gilroy);
 
        And it being half-past Two o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.
 
        Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Monday 6th July.
3Pesticides Bill,--The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Amendment to the Pesticides Bill.
 
        The Lords Amendment was agreed to.
4Waste Minimisation Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 24th April, That the Waste Minimisation Bill be now read the third time.
 
        The Bill was read the third time, and passed.
5Energy Conservation (Housing) Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for the Third Reading of the Energy Conservation (Housing) Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time on Friday 6th November.
6Weights and Measures (Beer and Cider) Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for consideration of the Weights and Measures (Beer and Cider) Bill, not amended in the Standing Committee;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be considered on Friday 6th November.
7Breeding and Sale of Dogs Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for consideration of the Breeding and Sale of Dogs Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be considered on Friday 6th November.
8Energy Efficiency Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for consideration of the Energy Efficiency Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be considered on Monday 6th July.
9Company and Business Names (Chamber of Commerce, Etc.) Bill,--The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Company and Business Names (Chamber of Commerce, Etc.) Bill (changed from Chamber of Commerce (Protection of Title) Bill), as amended in the Standing Committee.
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a third time on Friday 6th November.
10Private Hire Vehicles (London) Bill,--The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee.
 
        The Bill was read the third time, and passed.
11Local Authority Tenders Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for further consideration of the Local Authority Tenders Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be further considered on Friday 6th November.
12National Health Service (Equity of Funding) Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the National Health Service (Equity of Funding) Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 10th July.
13Employment (Age Discrimination in Advertisements) Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 6th February, That the Employment (Age Discrimation in Advertisements) Bill be now read a second time;
 
        Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 6th November.
14Religious Discrimination and Remedies Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Religious Discrimination and Remedies Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th November.
15Hare Coursing Bill,--The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Hare Coursing Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th November.
16School Children's Clothing and Footwear (Value Added Tax) Bill,--The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the School Children's Clothing and Footwear (Value Added Tax) Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 10th July.
17Football Sponsorship Levy Bill,--The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Football Sponsorship Levy Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th November.
18Local Exchange Trading Schemes Bill,--The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Local Exchange Trading Schemes Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th November.
19Motor Accident Injury Compensation Bill,--The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Motor Accident Injury Compensation Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th November.
20Children's Nurseries (Safety) Bill,--The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Children's Nurseries (Safety) Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th November.
21Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) (Amendment) Bill [Lords],--The Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) (Amendment) Bill [Lords] was, according to Order, read a second time.
 
        A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of bills), That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House--(Mr Mike Hall):--It was agreed to.
 
        Resolved, That this House will immediately resolve itself into the said Committee.
 
(In the Committee)
 
        Clauses Nos. 1 and 2 agreed to.
 
        Bill to be reported, without Amendment.


 
        The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr Jim Dowd reported that the Committee had gone through the Bill and directed him to report the same, without Amendment.
 
        The Bill was read the third time, and passed.
22Prevention of Delay in Trials Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Prevention of Delay in Trials Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th November.
23Lead in Paint (Health and Safety) Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Lead in Paint (Health and Safety) Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th November.
24Warm Homes and Energy Conservation (Fifteen Year Programme) Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation (Fifteen Year Programme) Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th November.
25Cold Weather Payments (Wind Chill Factor) Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 23rd January, That the Cold Weather Payments (Wind Chill Factor) Bill be now read a second time;
 
        Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 10th July.
26Recycled Content of Newsprint Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Recycled Content of Newsprint Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th November.
27Home Zones Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Home Zones Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th November.
28Local Government (Experimental Arrangements) Bill [Lords],--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Local Government (Experimental Arrangements) Bill [Lords];
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th November.
29Geneva Conventions (Amendment) Bill [Lords],--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Geneva Conventions (Amendment) Bill [Lords];
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 10th July.
30Public Records (Amendment) Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 30th January, That the Public Records (Amendment) Bill be now read a second time;
 
        Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 10th July.
31Local Government Boundary Changes (Referendum) Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Local Government Boundary Changes (Referendum) Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th November.
32Farming of Animals for Fur (Prohibition) Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Farming of Animals for Fur (Prohibition) Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 10th July.
33Companies (Millennium Computer Compliance) Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Companies (Millennium Computer Compliance) Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th November.
34Reform of Quarantine Regulations Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Reform of Quarantine Regulations Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th November.
35Voluntary Personal Security Cards Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Voluntary Personal Security Cards Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th November.
36Millennium Conformity Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Millennium Conformity Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th November.
37Licensing (Amendment) Bill,--The Licensing (Amendment) Bill was, according to Order, read a second time and stood committed to a Standing Committee.
38Mental Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill [Lords],--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Mental Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill [Lords];
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 17th July.
39Building Societies (Joint Account Holders) Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Building Societies (Joint Account Holders) Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th November.
40School Transport Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the School Transport Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th November.
41Drinks Containers (Redemption) Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Drinks Containers (Redemption) Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th November.
42Electricity Generation Bill [Lords],--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Electricity Generation Bill [Lords];
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 6th November.
43Restoration of Damage to Sites of Special Scientific Interest Bill,--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Restoration of Damage to Sites of Special Scientific Interest Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 10th July.
44Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) (Amendment) Bill [Lords],--The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) (Amendment) Bill [Lords];
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 24th July.
45Landmines Bill,--Ordered, That, in respect of the Landmines Bill, notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the Bill has been read a second time.--(Mr Jim Dowd.)
46Landmines Bill,--Ordered, That, in respect of the Landmines Bill, if the Bill is committed to a Committee of the whole House, further proceedings on the Bill shall stand postponed; and that, as soon as the proceedings on any Resolution come to by the House on Landmines Bill [Money] have been concluded, this House will immediately resolve itself into a Committee on the Bill.--(Mr Jim Dowd.)
47Business of the House,--Ordered, That, at the sitting on Tuesday 7th July, the Motion in the name of Mr William Hague relating to the Social Security Amendment (Lone Parents) Regulations 1998 may be proceeded with as if Standing Orders Nos. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Community documents) and 17 (Delegated legislation (negative procedure)), were appplicable thereto.--(Mr Jim Dowd.)
48Adjournment,--A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn--(Mr Jim Dowd);
 
        And the Motion having been made after half-past Two o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order, it being then a quarter past Three o'clock, till Monday 6th July.
[Adjourned at 3.15 p.m.
Betty Boothroyd
Speaker        

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

APPENDIX I
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
1National Health Service (Scotland),--National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1600), dated 30th June 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
2National Lottery,--New Opportunities Fund (Specification of Initiatives) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1598), dated 3rd July 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].
3Sports Grounds and Sporting Events,--Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) (Scotland) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1601), dated 30th June 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
Other Papers:
4Covent Garden Market,--Statement of salaries of members of the Covent Garden Market Authority [by Act] [Dr John Cunningham].
5Criminal Appeal,--Accounts of the Criminal Cases Review Commission for the period 1st January 1997 to 31st March 1998, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 914] [Clerk of the House].
6Industrial Development (Northern Ireland),--Accounts of the Industrial Development Board for Northern Ireland for 1996-97, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland thereon [by Command] [Cm. 3987] [Secretary Marjorie Mowlam].



 
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