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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 16th 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 Tuesday 28th July at Seven o'clock.
2Alliance & Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) Bill [Lords],—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Alliance & Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) Bill [Lords];
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday 23rd July.
3Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Jimmy Hood reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Houses in Multiple Occupation (Charges for Registration Schemes) Regulations 1998.
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
4Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:
 
        The Lords have agreed to the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 2) Bill, without Amendment.
 
        The Lords have agreed to the Government of Wales Bill, with Amendments; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.
5Government of Wales Bill,—Lords Amendments to the Government of Wales Bill to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 233].
6Royal 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:
 
        Appropriation Act 1998
 
        Data Protection Act 1998
 
        Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998
 
        Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council Act 1998.
7Adjournment (Public Expenditure),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Greg Pope);
 
        And it being Ten o'clock, the Motion for the Adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.
8Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Robert Ainsworth);
 
        And the Motion having been made at Ten 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 half-past Ten o'clock, till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 10.30 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:
1Highlands and Islands Shipping Services,—Draft Undertaking by the Secretary of State for Scotland with the consent of Her Majesty's Treasury and P&O Scottish Ferries Limited and the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company for the Provision of Passenger Ferry Services to Orkney and Shetland [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
2Legal Services,—Draft Conditional Fee Agreements Order 1998 [by Act] [Mr Geoffrey Hoon].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
3Consumer Protection,—Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1727), dated 15th July 1998 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].
4Education,—Education (Assisted Places) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1726), dated 15th July 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
5Food,—Eggs (Marketing Standards) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1665), dated 3rd July 1998 [by Act] [Dr John Cunningham].
6Road Traffic,—M4 Motorway (Hillingdon and Hounslow) (Speed Limits) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1708), dated 10th July 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
7Social Security,—Social Security (Categorisation of Earners) Amendment Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1728), dated 15th July 1998 [by Act] [Secretary Harriet Harman].
Other Papers:
8Criminal Justice,—Report of the Serious Fraud Office for 1997-98 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 838] [Mr Attorney General].
9Crown Estate,—Report and Accounts of the Crown Estate Commissioners for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Clerk of the House].
10Defence Executive Agencies,—Report and Accounts of the Duke of York's Royal Military School for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 810] [Clerk of the House].
11Development of Tourism,—Accounts of the Wales Tourist Board for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 997] [Clerk of the House].
12Environment, Transport and the Regions Executive Agencies,—Report and Accounts of Ordnance Survey for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 813] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
13Government Trading Funds,—Report and Accounts of the Royal Mint Trading Fund for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 789] [Clerk of the House].
14Local Government,—Report and Accounts of the London Pensions Fund Authority for 1997-98 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
15Local Government, Planning and Land,—(1) Financial Statements of the following Development Corporations for the period 1st April to 30th June 1998—
 
        (i) Birmingham Heartlands,
 
        (ii) Black Country,
 
        (iii) London Docklands,
 
        (iv) Merseyside,
 
        (v) Plymouth,
 
        (vi) Teesside,
 
        (vii) Trafford Park, and
 
        (viii) Tyne and Wear; and
 
    (2) Report and Accounts of the following Development Corporations for 1997-98—
 
        (i) Teesside, and
 
        (ii) Tyne and Wear
 
    [by Act] [Me Secretary Prescott].
16Merchant Shipping,—Report and Accounts of the General Lighthouse Fund for 1996-97, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 922] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
17Museums and Galleries,—Accounts of—
 
        (1) Imperial War Museum for 1996-97, and
 
        (2) Museums and Galleries Commissioners for 1997-98
 
    with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 996 and 995] [Clerk of the House].
18Northern Ireland,—Report of the Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights for 1997-98 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 863] [Secretary Marjorie Mowlam].
19Post Office,—Report of the Post Office Users' Council for Scotland for 1997-98 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].
20Prisons (Scotland),—Report of the Parole Board for Scotland for 1997 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 829] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
21Trade and Industry Executive Agencies,—Report and Accounts of the Insolvency Service for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 828] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].
APPENDIX II
Reports from Select Committees
1Culture, Media and Sport,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee on 16th July [The Eyre Review]; to be printed [No. 994] [Mr Gerald Kaufman].
2Defence,—(1) Seventh Report from the Defence Committee [Aspects of Defence Procurement and Industrial Policy], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Defence and Trade and Industry Committees meeting concurrently pursuant to paragraph (4)(e) of Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments); to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 675];
 
        (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee on 16th July [Strategic Defence Review]; to be printed [No. 138-xvi]; and
 
        (3) Memorandum laid before the Committee [The Landmines Bill] [Mr Bruce George].
3Foreign Affairs,—Part of the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee on 16th July [The Public Expenditure Plans of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1998-99]; to be printed [No. 745-v] [Mr Donald Anderson].
4Health,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee on 16th July [Welfare of former British child migrants]; to be printed [No. 755-iv] [Mr David Hinchliffe].
5International Development,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee on 16th July [Sudan]; to be printed [No. 872-ii] [Mr Bowen Wells].
6Trade and Industry,—Eigth Report from the Trade and Industry Committee [Aspects of Defence Procurement and Industrial Policy], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Defence and Trade and Industry Committees meeting concurrently pursuant to paragraph (4)(e) of Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments); to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 675] [Mr Martin O'Neill].


CORRIGENDUM
 
    In the Votes and Proceedings for Wednesday 15th July, the following item should have appeared as item 16:
Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from Mr John Arthur Dawes for investigation of extremely low frequency radio waves was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.



 
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