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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 15th July 1998

The House met at half-past Nine o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr David Jamieson);
 
        And it being Two o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.
2City of Edinburgh (Guided Busways) Order Confirmation Bill,—Mr Secretary Dewar presented a Bill to confirm a Provisional Order under section 7 of the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, relating to City of Edinburgh (Guided Busways): And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be considered on Tuesday 21st July and to be printed [Bill 228].
3Licensing (Amendment) Bill,—Mr Edward O'Hara reported from Standing Committee C, That it had gone through the Licensing (Amendment) Bill, and directed him to report the same, without Amendment.
 
        Bill, not amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered on Friday 24th July.
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 983].
4First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Roger Gale reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Special Grant Report (No. 36) (HC No. 823) and the Special Grant Report (No. 3) (Wales) 1998 (HC No. 832).
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
5Liaison,—Ordered, That the Minutes of Proceedings of the Liaison Committee on 22nd January, 26th February and 4th and 25th June be printed [No. 986].
6Northern Ireland Bill,—Secretary Marjorie Mowlam, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Secretary Prescott, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Secretary Cook, Mr Secretary Straw, Mr Secretary Dewar, Mr Secretary Robertson, Mr Secretary Davies and Mr Paul Murphy, presented a Bill to make new provision for the government of Northern Ireland for the purpose of implementing the agreement reached at multi-party talks on Northern Ireland set out in Command Paper 3883: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 229].
7Participants in Sporting Events (Assaults, Etc.) Bill,—Mr Paul Flynn presented a Bill to make provision with respect to offences involving the intentional striking of blows to the head by participants in sporting events: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 9th October and to be printed [Bill 232].
8Community Reinvestment Disclosure,—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require financial institutions to maintain and to publish details of their lending and financial services to individuals, businesses and organisations by postcode; to ensure that redlining of neighbourhoods does not take place; and to ensure that regeneration objectives are met through a public-private partnership of the financial institutions together with central and local government: And that Mr Tony Colman, Mr Giles Radice, Mr Malcolm Bruce, Sir Peter Lloyd, Sir Michael Spicer, Mr Charles Clarke, Ms Ruth Kelly, Ms Hazel Blears, Dr Alan Whitehead and Mr Chris Mullin do prepare and bring it in.
9Community Reinvestment Disclosure Bill,—Mr Tony Colman accordingly presented a Bill to require financial institutions to maintain and to publish details of their lending and financial services to individuals, businesses and organisations by postcode; to ensure that redlining of neighbourhoods does not take place; and to ensure that regeneration objectives are met through a public-private partnership of the financial institutions together with central and local government: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 231].
10Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 2) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 2) Bill;
 
        A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 56 (Consolidated Fund Bills), That the Bill be now read a second time:— It was agreed to.
 
        The Bill was accordingly read a second time.
 
        The Question being put forthwith, pursuant to the said Standing Order, That the Bill be now read the third time:— It was agreed to.
 
        The Bill was accordingly read the third time, and passed.
11School Standards and Framework Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to the School Standards and Framework Bill.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 1 to 33 were agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 34.
 
        A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.—(Estelle Morris.).
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Jim Dowd, Mr David Jamieson: 306.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Donald Gorrie, Mr Paul Keetch: 184.
 
        The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 35 was disagreed to.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 36 to 41 were agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 42.
 
        A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.—(Mr Stephen Byers.)
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Jamieson, Mr Jim Dowd: 305.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Nigel Waterson, Mr Stephen Day: 167.
 
        The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 43 to 49 were disagreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 50.
 
        An Amendment was made to the Lords Amendment, in line 2, by leaving out from the word 'school' to the end and inserting the words—
 
          '(d) how the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils is to be promoted at the school;
 
          (e) how pupils are to be prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life and citizenship;
 
          (f) the standards of educational achievement of pupils; and
 
          (g) how the governing body are to promote the good behaviour, discipline and well-being of pupils', instead thereof.—(Estelle Morris.)
 
        The Lords Amendment, so amended, was agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 51 was agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 52 was disagreed to.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 53 to 138 were agreed to, the Commons being willing to waive their privileges in respect of Lords Amendment Nos 92, 122 and 137.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 139.
 
        A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.—(Mr Secretary Blunkett.)
 
        And it being Ten o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.
12Business of the House,—A Motion was made and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business), That, at this day's sitting, the School Standards and Framework Bill and the Teaching and Higher Education Bill [Lords] may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour—(Mr Jim Dowd):—It was agreed to.
13School Standards and Framework Bill,—The House again proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to the School Standards and Framework Bill.
 
        Question again proposed, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment (No. 139).
 
        Question put.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Robert Ainsworth, Mr Kevin Hughes: 294.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Stephen Day, Mr Nigel Waterson: 137.
 
        The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 140 was disagreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment Nos. 141 to 197 were agreed to, the Commons being willing to waive their privileges in respect of Lords Amendment No. 141.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 198 was disagreed to.
 
        The words so restored to the Bill were amended—
 
            (a) in page 117, line 11, by inserting, at the end, the words 'of those voting';
 
            (b) in page 117, line 11, by inserting, at the end, the words—
 
          '(3) Regulations under this paragraph must, however, include provision—
 
            (a) for the members within each category of members of a committee to have collectively a single vote in relation to any decision to which this sub-paragraph applies;
 
            (b) requiring any such decision which is taken by a committee to be a unanimous decision of those voting.
 
          (4) Sub-paragraph (3) applies to any decision of a committee as to whether or not—
 
            (a) to give any approval under section 25(4) or to prepare such a plan as is mentioned in section 25(5)(d)(ii);
 
            (b) to give any approval under paragraph 3 of Schedule 6 or to—
 
            (i) modify any proposals,
 
            (ii) specify any date, or
 
            (iii) make any determination,
 
    under paragraph 5(2)(a) or (b) or (3) of that Schedule;
 
            (c) to make, vary or revoke a transitional exemption order under paragraph 21 of that Schedule or paragraph 16 of Schedule 7;
 
            (d) to give any approval under paragraph 8 of Schedule 7;
 
            (e) to make any decision authorised by or by virtue of paragraph 6 of Schedule 23.
 
          (5) Where regulations under paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 8 provide for either of the following provisions, namely paragraph 3 or 5(2)(a) of Schedule 6, to have effect in relation to proposals published under paragraph 2 or 2A of Schedule 8, the reference to that provision in sub-paragraph (4) above shall include a reference to it as it so has effect.'; and
 
            (c) in page 117, line 15, by inserting, at the end, the words—
 
          'When taking any decision a committee shall have regard (so far as relevant) to the obligations which, by virtue of—
 
            (a) Part III of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, or
 
            (b) Part III of the Race Relations Act 1976,
 
    are owed by any local education authority or governing body which will be affected by the decision.'.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 199 was disagreed to.
 
        The words so restored to the Bill were amended, in page 118, line 32, at the end, by inserting the words
 
          'When taking any decision an adjudicator shall have regard (so far as relevant) to the obligations which, by virtue of—
 
            (a) Part III of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, or
 
            (b) Part III of the Race Relations Act 1976,
 
    are owed by any local education authority or governing body which will be affected by the decision.'.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 200 to 236 were agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 237.
 
        A Motion was made, and the Question being put, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.—(Mr Stephen Byers.)
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Kevin Hughes, Mr Robert Ainsworth: 275.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Stephen Day, Mr Nigel Waterson: 130.
 
        The Lords Amendment was accordingly disagreed to.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 238 to 240 were disagreed to.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 241 to 243 were agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 244 was disagreed to.
 
        An Amendment was made to the Bill in lieu of Lords Amendments Nos. 237 to 240 and 244, disagreed to, in page 143, line 25, at the end, by inserting the words—
 
          (3) The instrument of government for any community or voluntary school which—
 
            (a) is a primary school, and
 
            (b) serves an area for which there are one or more minor authorities,
 
    shall provide for the governing body to include (in addition to the governors required by virtue of paragraph 9, 13 or 14, as the case may be, and any required by virtue of sub-paragraph (1)) one co-opted governor nominated by the minor authority or (as the case may be) one of the minor authorities in question.
 
          (4) Where any such school serves an area for which there are two or more minor authorities, the relevant governors shall, for the purposes of the appointment of any such co-opted governor, seek nominations from such one or more of those authorities as the governors think fit.
 
          (5) In sub-paragraph (4) "the relevant governors" means those members of the school's governing body who are not co-opted governors.'
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 245 to 411 were agreed to.
 
        Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their Amendments Nos. 34, 35, 42 to 49, 52, 139 and 140.
 
        Ordered, That Mr Stephen Byers, Mr Stephen Day, Mr David Jamieson, Mrs Theresa May and Rachel Squire be members of the Committee.
 
        Ordered, That Mr Stephen Byers be the Chairman of the Committee.
 
        Ordered, That three be the quorum of the Committee.
 
        Ordered, That the Committee do withdraw immediately.—(Mr David Jamieson.)
14Teaching and Higher Education Bill [Lords],—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Amendment in lieu of a Lords Amendment in lieu of words left out of the Teaching and Higher Education Bill [Lords] disagreed to by the Commons.
 
        A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House agrees with the Lords in their Amendment.
 
Thursday 16th July 1998
 
        Question put.
 
        The Lords Amendment in lieu was agreed to, the Commons being willing to waive their privileges.
15Northern Ireland Bill,—Ordered, That, in respect of the Northern Ireland 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.—(Bridget Prentice.)
16School Standards and Framework Bill,—Mr Stephen Byers reported from the Committee appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their Amendments Nos. 34, 35, 42 to 49, 52, 139 and 140 to the School Standards and Framework Bill, That it had drawn up the following Reasons, which it had directed him to report to the House:
 
        The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments Nos. 34 and 35 for the following Reason:
 
        Because the Amendments are inconsistent with securing local decision-making on school organisation and a mechanism for resolving conflicts between the interests of admission authorities and wider community interests.
 
        The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments Nos. 42 to 49 for the following Reason:—
 
        Because each of the schools concerned should have its own dedicated governing body to oversee standards at the school.
 
        The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 52 for the following Reason:
 
        Because the Amendment would create an undesirable additional burden for schools.
 
        The Commons disagree to Lords Amendments Nos. 139 and 140 for the following Reason:
 
        Because the Amendments would alter the financial arrangements made by the Commons, and the Commons do not offer any further Reason trusting that this Reason may be deemed sufficient.
 
        The Reasons were agreed to.
 
        Message to the Lords to communicate the said Reasons, with the Bill and Amendments.
17Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Bridget Prentice.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-one minutes to One o'clock on Thursday morning, adjourned till this day.
[Adjourned at 12.39 a.m.
Betty Boothroyd
Speaker        

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

APPENDIX I
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
1Ecclesiastical Law,—(1) Ecclesiastical Judges and Legal Officers (Fees) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1711), dated 4th July 1998,
 
        (2) Faculty Jurisdiction (Appeals) Rules 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1713), dated 4th July 1998,
 
        (3) Legal Offficers (Annual Fees) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1712), dated 6th July 1998,
 
        (4) National Institutions of the Church of England (Transfer of Functions) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1715), dated 5th July 1998, and
 
        (5) Parochial Fees Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1714), dated 7th July 1998
 
    [by Measure] [Clerk of the House].
2Local Government,—Local Government Act 1988 (Defined Activities) (Exemption) (Bournemouth Borough Council and North West Leicestershire District Council) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1661), dated 8th July 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
Other Papers:
3Coal Industry,—Accounts of the Coal Authority for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 982] [Clerk of the House].
4Courts and Legal Services,—Report of the Court Service for 1997-98 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 837] [Mr Geoffrey Hoon].
5Development of Tourism,—(1) Report and Accounts of the English Tourist Board for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith]; and
 
        (2) Report and Accounts of the Scottish Tourist Board for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
6Government Trading Funds,—Report and Accounts of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 802] [Clerk of the House].
7Legal Aid and Advice,—Report and Accounts of the Legal Aid Board for 1997-98 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 943] [Mr Geoffrey Hoon].
8Legal Aid and Advice (Scotland),—Report and Accounts of the Scottish Legal Aid Board for 1997-98 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
9Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions,—Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Hong Kong Locally Engaged Ratings' Service Gratuities and Attributable Disablement and Death Awards) Order 1998, dated 24th June 1998 [by Act] [Mrs Ann Taylor].
10Opticians,—Accounts of the General Optical Council for 1997-98 [by Act] [Mrs Ann Taylor].
11Pensions,—Report of the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority for 1997-98 [by Act] [Secretary Harriet Harman].
12Post Office,—Report and Accounts of the Post Office for 1997-98 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].
13Welsh Development Agency,—(1) Accounts of the Welsh Development Agency for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 989] [Clerk of the House]; and
 
        (2) Report and Summary Financial Statement of the Welsh Development Agency for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Mr Secretary Davies].
APPENDIX II
Grand Committees
1The Speaker has appointed Mr John Maxton and Mr Jimmy Hood Chairmen of the Scottish Grand Committee in respect of the meeting of the Committee in Westminster on Tuesday 21st July.
Standing Committees
2Draft Security for Private Road Works (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1998:
 
        (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Regulations to the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, and has appointed Mrs Ray Michie Chairman; and
 
        (2) The Committee of Selection has appointed sixteen Members to serve on the Committee, viz.: Miss Anne Begg, Mr Desmond Browne, Mr Tam Dalyell, Mr Ian Davidson, Mr James Gray, Mr Oliver Letwin, Mr John McFall, Mrs Anne McGuire, Mr Henry McLeish, Mr Michael Moore, Mr Jim Murphy, Mr Martin O'Neill, Mr Laurence Robertson, Mr Ernie Ross, Sir Robert Smith and Mr Robert Syms.
3Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Worker's Compensation) (Payment of Claims) Amendment Regulations 1998:
 
        (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Regulations to the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, and has appointed Mr Joe Benton Chairman; and
 
        (2) The Committee of Selection has appointed sixteen Members to serve on the Committee, viz.: Mr Graham Allen, Mr David Amess, Mrs Liz Blackman, Angela Eagle, Mr Derek Foster, Mr Fabian Hamilton, Dr Evan Harris, Mr John Healey, Miss Julie Kirkbride, Siobhain McDonagh, Mr Paul Marsden, Mr Mark Oaten, Mr Eric Pickles, Mr Terry Rooney, Mrs Caroline Spelman and Mr Malcolm Wicks.
4Draft Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (Amendment) Regulations 1998:
 
        (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Regulations to the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, and has appointed Mr Peter Atkinson Chairman; and
 
        (2) The Committee of Selection has appointed sixteen Members to serve on the Committee, viz.: Ms Candy Atherton, Mr Norman Baker, Mr Gerald Bermingham, Mr Harry Cohen, Mr Christopher Fraser, Mr Patrick Hall, Mr Mike Hancock, Mr Nick Hawkins, Mr George Howarth, Jane Kennedy, Mr Terry Lewis, Mr Humfrey Malins, Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews, Mr Chris Mullin, Mr Colin Pickthall and Mr Nigel Waterson.
5Draft International Monetary Fund (Increase in Subscription) Order 1998:
 
        (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, and has appointed Mr Roger Gale Chairman; and
 
        (2) The Committee of Selection has appointed sixteen Members to serve on the Committee, viz.: Mr Robert Ainsworth, Dr Vincent Cable, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mrs Louise Ellman, Mr David Hanson, Mr Oliver Heald, Dr Brian Iddon, Mr Tom Levitt, Mrs Helen Liddell, Mr Paul Marsden, Mr Denis Murphy, Mr Allan Rogers, Mr Gerry Steinberg, Dr Jenny Tonge, Mr Andrew Tyrie and Mr John Whittingdale.
6Draft Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) Rules 1998:
 
        (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Rules to the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation, and has appointed Mr Frank Cook Chairman; and
 
        (2) The Committee of Selection has appointed sixteen Members to serve on the Committee, viz.: Mr Richard Allan, Mr John Bercow, Tom Cox, Maria Eagle, Mr Edward Garnier, Mr Dominic Grieve, Mr Geoffrey Hoon, Mr Robert Jackson, Ms Sally Keeble, Ann Keen, Jane Kennedy, Ms Oona King, Mr David Lock, Ms Linda Perham, Mr Bob Russell and Mr Jonathan R. Shaw.
APPENDIX III
Reports from Select Committees
1Broadcasting,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Broadcasting Committee on 15th July [The Development of Parliamentary Broadcasting]; to be printed [No. 984-i] [Mr Roger Gale].
2Defence,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Defence Committee on 15th July [Strategic Defence Review]; to be printed [No. 138-xv] [Mr Bruce George].
3Education and Employment,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education Sub-Committee of the Education and Employment Committee on 15th July [New appointment hearing: the OFSTED Complaints Adjudicator]; to be printed [No. 981-i] [Ms Margaret Hodge].
4Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs,—(1) Eighth Report from the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee [Regional Air Services], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Transport Sub-Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 589-I];
 
        (2) Ninth Report from the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee [English Nature], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environment Sub-Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 790-I]; and
 
        (3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Transport Sub-Committee of the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee on 15th July [Railway Safety]; to be printed [No. 987-i].
 
    [Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody].
5Environmental Audit,—Third Report from the Environmental Audit Committee [The Pre-Budget Report: Government Response and Follow-up] together with Appendices; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 985] [Mr John Horam].
6European Legislation,—(1) Thirty-Fourth Report from the Select Committee on European Legislation; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee Relating to the Report [No. 155-xxxiv]; and
 
        (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on European Legislation on 15th July [Community Statistics]; to be printed [No. 991]
 
    [Mr Jimmy Hood].
7Health,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee on 15th July [Public Expenditure 1998]; to be printed [No. 988-i] [Mr David Hinchliffe].
8Northern Ireland Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on 15th July [The Prison Service in Northern Ireland]; to be printed [No. 716-v] [Mr Peter Brooke].
9Procedure,—(1) Third Report from the Procedure Committee [Objections to Questions in Select Committees], together with an Appendix; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 990]; and
 
        (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Procedure Committee on 15th July [Financial Procedure]; to be printed [No. 848-ii]
 
    [Mr Andrew Stunell].
10Public Accounts,—(1) Fifty-seventh Report from the Committee of Public Accounts [The PFI Contracts for Bridgend and Fazakerley Prisons]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report, together with an Appendix to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [No. 499];
 
        (2) Fifty-eighth Report from the Committee of Public Accounts [Benefits Agency: Class XII, Vote 1, Appropriation Account 1996-97 (Central Government Administered Social Security Benefits and Other Payments)]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 570];
 
        (3) Fifty-ninth Report from the Committee of Public Accounts [Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions: HM Coastguard (Civil Maritime Search and Rescue)]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 741];
 
        (4) Sixtieth Report from the Committee of Public Accounts [The Sale of AEA Technology]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 749]; and
 
        (5) Sixty-first Report from the Committee of Public Accounts [Getting Value for Money in Privatisations]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 992].
 
    [Mr David Davis].
11Science and Technology,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Science and Technology Committee on 15th July [British Biotech plc]; to be printed [No. 888-ii] [Dr Michael Clark].
12Social Security,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Social Security Committee on 15th July [Pension Sharing on Divorce]; to be printed [No. 869-v] [Mr Archy Kirkwood].
13Trade and Industry,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Trade and Industry Committee on 15th July [Fairness at Work]; to be printed [No. 980-ii] [Mr Martin O'Neill].
14Treasury,—(1) Seventh Report from the Treasury Committee [Bank of England: Operation of Accountability—One Year On]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 993]; and
 
        (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee on 9th and 15th July [Economic and Fiscal Strategy Report and the Comprehensive Spending Review]; to be printed [Nos. 960-i and -ii].
 
        [Mr Giles Radice].


THE SPEAKER'S CERTIFICATE
 
        The Speaker certified that the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 2) Bill is a Money Bill within the meaning of the Parliament Act 1911.



 
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