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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 22nd October 1998

The House met at half-past Two o'clock.
1Bodmin Moor Commons Bill [Lords],—The Order of the day being read for consideration of the Bodmin Moor Commons Bill [Lords], as amended by the Chairman of Ways and Means;
        Ordered, That the Bill be considered on Thursday 29th October.
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 29th October.
3Adjournment ((i) Tenth Report from the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee on Housing and (ii) Seventh Report from the Trade and Industry Committee on Reform of European Structural Funds),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Bob Ainsworth);
        And it being Ten o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.
4Business of the House,—Ordered, That for the remainder of the present Session of Parliament the House shall not sit on any Friday and the provisions of paragraphs 3 and 4 of Standing Order No. 12 (House not to sit on certain Fridays) shall apply to all such Fridays.—(Mr Graham Allen.)
5Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Graham Allen.)
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-nine minutes past Ten o'clock, adjourned till Monday 26th October.
[Adjourned at 10.29 p.m.
Betty Boothroyd

Madam Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock on Monday 26th October.

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:
1Contracting Out,—Draft Contracting Out (Functions in Relation to Insurance) Order 1998 [by Act] [Mr Stephen Byers].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
2Charities,—Draft Charities (Seamen's Hospital Society) Order 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw].
3Disabled Persons,—Disability Discrimination (Exemption for Small Employers) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2618), dated 19th October 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
Other Papers:
4Environmental Pollution,—Government Response to The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution's Twentieth Report, Transport and the Environment—Developments Since 1994 [by Command] [Cm. 4066] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
5National Lottery,—Report and Summary Financial Statement of the National Lottery Charities Board for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].
6Public Petitions,—Observations by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on the Petition [21st July] from residents and others of the Far Cotton and St James' areas of Northampton for a comprehensive public inquiry into the floods in the Northampton area in Easter 1998 [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].
7Voluntary Sector (Scotland),—Paper, entitled The Scottish Compact—the Compact between Government and the voluntary sector in Scotland [by Command] [Cm. 4083] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
Reports from Select Committees
1Culture, Media and Sport,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee on 22nd October [The Future of News at Ten]; to be printed [No. 1110-i] [Mr Gerald Kaufman].
2Treasury,—(1) Seventh Special Report from the Treasury Committee [Bank of England: Operation of Accountability—One Year On: Responses from the Government and the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee to the Seventh Report from the Committee in Session 1997-98] [No. 1111]; and
        (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee on 22nd October [The World Economy]; to be printed [No. 1105-iii]
    [Mr Giles Radice]

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