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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 9th July 1998

The House met at half-past Two o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Lloyds TSB Bill [Lords],—The Order of the day being read, for the third reading of the Lloyds TSB Bill [Lords];
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time on Thursday 16th July.
2Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council Bill [Lords],—The Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means reported from the Committee on Unopposed Bills, That it had examined the allegations contained in the Preamble to the Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council Bill [Lords] and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill and had directed him to report the same without Amendment.
 
        Bill to be read the third time.
3Royal Assent,—The Speaker notified the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that Her Majesty had signified Her Royal Assent to the following Acts, agreed upon by both Houses:
 
          Registered Establishments (Scotland) Act 1998
 
          Pesticides Act 1998
 
          Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) (Amendment) Act 1998.
4Adjournment (National Health Service),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Jane Kennedy);
 
        And it being Ten o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.
5Scottish Grand Committee,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 100 (Scottish Grand Committee (sittings), That the Order of the House of 30th April relating to sittings of the Scottish Grand Committee be varied by substituting for the words 'Tuesday 14th July' in paragraph (4) of the Order the words 'Tuesday 21st July'—(Mr Jon Owen Jones):—It was agreed to.
6Landmines Bill (Programme),—Ordered, That the following shall apply to proceedings on the Landmines Bill—
 
        1. Proceedings on the Bill shall be completed at the sitting on Friday 10th July.
 
        2. Proceedings on Second Reading shall, unless previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one and half hours after the commencement of those proceedings.
 
        3.—(1) Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall, unless previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at the end of the allotted periods specified in the following table—
      Proceedings
Allotted period after the commencement of the proceedings specified in column 1
      Clauses 1 to 5
two and a half hours
      Clauses 6 to 29, new Clauses and new Schedules
three quarters of an hour
 
        (2) On the conclusion of proceedings in Committee, the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question, and if he reports the Bill with amendments, the House shall proceed to consider the Bill, as amended, without any Question being put.
 
        4. Proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading shall, unless previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion a quarter of an hour after the commencement of those proceedings.
 
        5. Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings on the Bill at the sitting on 10th July.
 
        6.—(1) For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings which have not previously been brought to a conclusion, the Chairman or Speaker shall forthwith put the following Questions (but no others)—
 
          (a) any Question already proposed from the Chair;
 
          (b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;
 
          (c) any Question on any Amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;
 
          (d) any Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded; and on a Motion made for any new Clause or new Schedule, the Chairman or the Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill.
 
        (2) If two or more Quesitons would fall to be put—
 
          (a) under sub-paragraph (1)(c) on amendments moved or Motions made by a Minister of the Crown, or
 
          (b) under sub-paragraph (1)(d) in relation to successive provisions of the Bill, the Chairman or Speaker shall instead put a single Question in relation to those amendments, Motions or provisions.
 
        7. Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply to proceedings on the Bill.
 
        8. No Motion shall be made to alter the order in which proceedings on the Bill are taken.
 
        9. If a Motion is made by a Minister of the Crown to vary or supplement the provisions of this Order in relation to proceedings on the Bill, the Motion may be proceeded with, though opposed, at any hour and the proceedings on that Motion, unless previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion three-quarters of an hour after they have been commenced.—(Mr Jon Owen Jones.)
7Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—
 
        (1) The Mayors and Chairs of Councils of the local authorities located in the Number 2 Region of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom against the movement of the Army's 2nd Division Headquarters from York to Edinburgh; and
 
        (2) Residents of Wirral South and others against the closure of the Garlett Park site of Wirral Metropolitan College
 
    were presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
8Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Jon Owen Jones.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-eight minutes past Ten o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 10.28 p.m.
Betty Boothroyd
Speaker        

Madam Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Nine o'clock.

APPENDIX I
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:
1Local Government Finance (Scotland),—Special Grant Report (Scotland): Grant in aid of expenditure on rural public passenger transport for 1998-99 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 941] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
2Northern Ireland,—Draft Health and Safety at Work (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 [by Act] [Secretary Marjorie Mowlam].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
3Charities,—Draft Charities (Royal Russell School) Order 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw].
4Education,—(1) Airedale and Wharfedale College (Dissolution) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1654),
 
        (2) Basford Hall College, Nottingham (Dissolution) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1655),
 
        (3) Cambridgeshire College of Agriculture and Horticulture (Dissolution) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1651),
 
        (4) East Birmingham College (Dissolution) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1656),
 
        (5) Harrogate College (Dissolution) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1657),
 
        (6) High Peak College, Buxton (Dissolution) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1653), and
 
        (7) Newton Rigg College, Penrith (Dissolution) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1652),
 
    dated 7th July 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
5Education (Scotland),—(1) Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1497), and
 
        (2) St Mary's Music School (Aided Places) Amendment Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1498).
 
    dated 11th June 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
6Sports Grounds and Sporting Events,—Sports Grounds and Sporting Events (Designation) (Scotland) Amendment Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1659), dated 6th July 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
7Water Resources,—Control of Pollution (Channel Tunnel Rail Link) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1649), dated 7th July 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
Other Papers:
8Coal Industry Nationalisation,—Statement of Guarantee given by the Treasury on 8th July 1998 on borrowing by the British Coal Corporation [by Act] [Dawn Primarolo].
9Defence Executive Agencies,—Report and Accounts of the Logistic Information Systems Agency for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditior General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 786] [Mr Secretary Robertson].
10Local Government (Wales),—Welsh Local Government Financial Statistics 1997 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Davies].
11Museums and Galleries,—Account of the British Museum for 1996-97, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 950] [Clerk of the House].
12Scottish Executive Agencies,—Report and Accounts of the Scottish Court Service for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 764] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
13Welsh Church,—County Council of Pembrokeshire (Welsh Church Act Trust Fund) Scheme 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Davies].
APPENDIX II
Standing Committees
1Licensing (Amendment) Bill,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Edward O'Hara Chairman of Standing Committee C in respect of the Bill.
2Special Grant Report (No. 36) (House of Commons Paper No. 823) and the Special Grant Report (No. 3) (Wales) (House of Commons Paper No. 832),—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Joe Benton from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Reports); and nominated in substitution Mr David Drew.
3Draft Community Drivers' Hours and Recording Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 1998,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Graham Allen from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations); and nominated in substitution Mr Clive Betts.
APPENDIX III
Reports from Select Committees
1Culture, Media and Sport,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee on 9th July [Millennium Celebrations in the United Kingdom]; to be printed [No. 818-iii] [Mr Gerald Kaufman].
2Education and Employment,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Employment Sub-Committee of the Education and Employment Committee on 9th July [The New Deal]; to be printed [No. 263-xi] [Mr Derek Foster].



 
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