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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 21st October 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 Clelland);
 
        And it being Two o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.
2Schools and Colleges (Funding Formula),—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for a common funding formula for 16 to 19 year old students in schools and colleges: And that Mr David Chaytor do prepare and bring it in.
3Schools and Colleges (Funding Formula) Bill,—Mr David Chaytor accordingly presented a Bill to make provision for a common funding formula for 16 to 19 year old students in schools and colleges: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 13th November and to be printed [Bill 247].
4Human Rights Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 3),—Ordered, That the following provisions shall apply to the Human Rights Bill [Lords]:—
 
        1. The proceedings on consideration and Third Reading shall be completed at this day's sitting.
 
        2. The proceedings on consideration mentioned in the first column shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at the time mentioned in the second column:
  New Clauses up to and including New Clause 2 1½ hours after commencement
 New Clause 3 2½ hours after commencement
 Amendments up to the end of line 24 on page 1 3 hours after commencement
 Amendments up to the end of line 29 on page 7 4½ hours after commencement
 Remaining amendments 6 hours after commencement.
 
        3. The proceedings on Third Reading shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion 7 hours after commencement.
 
        4. In paragraphs 2 and 3 "commencement" means commencement of the proceedings on the Motion for this resolution.
 
        5. Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading for any part of the period of 7 hours mentioned in paragraph 3 which falls after 10 o'clock.—(Mr Robert Ainsworth.)
5Human Rights Bill [Lords],—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Human Rights Bill [Lords] as amended in the Committee.
 
        A Clause (No remedial order before determination of European Commission of Human Rights)—(Sir Nicholas Lyell)—brought up, and read the first time.
 
        Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Stephen Day, Mr Nigel Waterson: 132.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Jamieson, Mr Clive Betts: 372.
 
        Another Clause (Consultation and guidance prior to commencement of Act)—(Dr Tony Wright)—brought up, and read the first time.
 
        Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:—Clause, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Amendments (Nos. 5 to 12) made to the Bill.
 
        Amendment (No. 38) proposed to the Bill, in page 6, line 34, to leave out Clause No. 10—(Mr Edward Garnier.)
 
        Question put, That the Amendment be made.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Nigel Waterson, Mr Stephen Day: 110.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Hanson, Mr Kevin Hughes: 362.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 13) made to the Bill.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 4) proposed to the Bill, in page 8, line 24, to leave out from the word 'it' to the end of the line and insert the words 'shall not make any determination which infringes, or which could lead to the infringement of, that right'.—(Mr James Clappison.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 1) proposed to the Bill, in page 11, line 33, after the word 'compatibility)', to insert the words 'which statement must be accompanied by a report setting out any issues which the Minister considers to be relevant to the question of the compatibility of the Bill with the Convention's rights and giving the Minister's reasons for stating that the Bill is compatible'.—(Mr James Clappison.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Other Amendments (Nos. 14 to 37) made to the Bill.
 
        The Bill was read the third time and passed, with Amendments.
6Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from Walsall Friends of the Earth for improved protection of Sites of Special Scientific Interest was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
7Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Clive Betts.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till fifteen minutes to Ten o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 9.45 p.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 Affirmative Resolution:
1Education,—Draft Education (Grammar School Ballots) Regulations 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
Other Papers:
2Culture, Media and Sport,—Government Response to the Sixth Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Session 1997-98, Not Only the Dome: the Millennium Celebrations in the United Kingdom [by Command] [Cm. 4087] [Mr Secretary Smith].
3Elections Review,—Report of the Elections Review on Administering Elections in Northern Ireland [by Command] [Cm. 4081] [Secretary Marjorie Mowlam].
4Intelligence Services,—Report of the Intelligence and Security Committee for 1997-98 [by Command] [Cm. 4073] [The Prime Minister].
5National Lottery,—Accounts of the National Lottery Charities Board for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1107] [Clerk of the House].
6Pensions,—Accounts of the Pensions Compensation Board for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1108] [Clerk of the House].
7Treaty Series (No. 47, 1998),—Convention, done at Buenos Aires on 3rd January 1996, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Argentina for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and Capital [by Command] [Cm. 4072] [Mr Secretary Cook].
8Treaty Series (No. 48, 1998),—Exchange of Notes, done at Dakar and Conakry on 23rd April 1998, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Guinea concerning Certain Commercial Debts (The United Kingdom/Guinea Debt Agreement No. 6 (1997)) [by Command] [Cm. 4077] [Mr Secretary Cook].
APPENDIX II
European Standing Committees
1European Community Document No. 10778/98, relating to transport infrastructure charging, has been referred to European Standing Committee A.
2European Community Document No. 9302/98 ADD 1, relating to own resources based on VAT and GNP, has been referred to European Standing Committee B, together with 7046/98 referred to the Committee on 29th April 1998.
APPENDIX III
Reports from Select Committees
1Agriculture,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Agriculture Committee on 21st October [CAP reform: rural development]; to be printed [No. 890-iii]; and
 
        (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [CAP reform: rural development]
 
    [Mr Peter Luff].
2Defence,—Fourth Special Report from the Defence Committee [Government responses to the Fourth Report on the Lessons of the Chinook Crash on the Mull of Kintyre, the Fifth Report on the Reserves Call-out Order 1998, Etc., and the Sixth Report on the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency]; to be printed [No. 1109] [Mr Bruce George].
3Education and Employment,—Memoranda laid before the Education Sub-Committee of the Education and Employment Committee [The Work of OFSTED] [Valerie Davey].
4Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Transport Sub-Committee of the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee on 21st October [Future of National Air Traffic Services]; to be printed [No. 1106-i] [Mr Andrew F. Bennett].
5European Legislation,—Thirty-seventh 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-xxxvii] [Mr Jimmy Hood].
6Social Security,—(1) Fifth Report from the Social Security Committee [Pensions on Divorce]; together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 869]; and
 
        (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Pensions on Divorce]
 
    [Mr Archy Kirkwood].
7Treasury,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee on 15th and 21st October [The World Economy]; to be printed [No. 1105-i and -ii] [Mr Giles Radice].



 
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