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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 10th July 1998

The House met at half-past Nine o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:
 
        The Lords have agreed to the Amendments made by this House to the Data Protection Bill [Lords], without Amendment.
2Landmines Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Landmines Bill;
 
        Mr Secretary Cook acquainted the House, That he had it in Command from the Queen to acquaint the House that Her Majesty, having been informed of the purport of the Bill, has consented to place Her prerogative and interest, so far as they are affected by the Bill, at the disposal of Parliament for the purposes of the Bill.
 
        A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That the Bill be now read a second time:—It was agreed to.
 
        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 Greg Pope):—It was agreed to.
 
        Further proceedings on the Bill stood postponed, pursuant to Order [3rd July].
3Landmines Bill [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Landmines Bill [Money];
 
        A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purpose of any Act resulting from the Landmines Bill, it is expedient to authorise—
 
          (1) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any expenses of the Secretary of State incurred in consequence of the Act;
 
          (2) the payment into the Consolidated Fund of sums received by the Secretary of State in consequence of the Act—(Mr Greg Pope):—It was agreed to.
4Landmines Bill,—The House, pursuant to Order [3rd July], resumed proceedings on the Landmines Bill; and the Deputy Speaker left the Chair.
 
        The House resolved itself into a Committee on the Bill.
 
(In the Committee)
 
        Clause No. 1 agreed to.
 
        Clause No. 2 (Prohibited conduct).
 
        Amendment (No. 6) proposed, in page 2, line 8, to leave out the word 'to', and insert ', 4 and', instead thereof.—(Mr Michael Howard.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 9) proposed, in page 2, line 37, to leave out from the word 'for' to the end of line 38, and insert the word 'life', instead thereof.—(Mr Harry Cohen.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Clause agreed to.
 
        Clauses Nos. 3 to 12 agreed to.
 
        Clause No. 13 (Rights of entry etc. for fact-finding missions).
 
        Amendment (No. 8) proposed, in page 11, line 29, to leave out the word 'may', and insert the word 'shall', instead thereof.—(Mr Harry Cohen.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Clause agreed to.
 
        Clauses Nos. 14 to 29 agreed to.


 
        The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair; and Mr Greg Pope reported, That the Committee had gone through the Bill, without Amendment.
 
        A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read the third time—(Mr Secretary Robertson);
 
        And a quarter of an hour having elapsed since the commencement of proceedings on the third reading of the Bill, the Deputy Speaker put the Question already proposed from the Chair, pursuant to Order [9th July]:—It was agreed to.
 
        The Bill was accordingly read the third time, and passed.
5Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Greg Pope.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty minutes past Two o'clock, adjourned till Monday 13th July.
[Adjourned at 2.20 p.m.
Betty Boothroyd
Speaker        

Madam 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:
1Education,—Education (Student Loans) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1676), dated 9th July 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
2Food,—Food (Cheese) (Emergency Control) (Amendment No. 2) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1673), dated 10th July 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dobson].
3Medical Profession,—(1) Medical Act 1983 (Approved Medical Practices and Conditions of Residence) and National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1664), dated 9th July 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dobson]; and
 
        (2) Medical Act 1983 (Approved Medical Practices and Conditions of Residence) and National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1667), dated 8th July 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
4National Health Service,—National Health Service (General Dental Services) Amendment Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1648), dated 7th July 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dobson].
5National Health Service (Scotland),—(1) National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1663), dated 3rd July 1998,
 
        (2) National Health Service (Scotland) (Injury Benefits) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1594), dated 29th June 1998, and
 
        (3) National Health Service Superannuation Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1593), dated 29th June 1998
 
        [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
6Prisons,—Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Amendment Rules 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1589), dated 30th June 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
7Public Passenger Transport,—Public Service Vehicles (Conditions of Fitness, Equipment, Use and Certification) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1670), dated 9th July 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
8Road Traffic,—(1) Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1671), and
 
        (2) Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1672),
 
        dated 9th July 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
9Water Supply (Scotland),—Mines (Notification of Abandonment) (Scotland) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1572), dated 23rd June 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
Other Papers:
10Committee of Inquiry into the Personality Disorder Unit, Ashworth Special Hospital (Fallon Inquiry),—Department of Health Minute concerning a contingent liability consequent upon indemnification of the Chairman and members of the Inquiry [by Command] [Mr Secretary Dobson].
11National Lottery,—Report of the Director-General of the National Lottery for 1997-98 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 885] [Mr Secretary Smith].



 
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