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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Wednesday 28th 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 Greg Pope);
 
        And it being Two o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.
2Prostitutes' Advertisements (Public Telephone Boxes),—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make it an offence to place advertisements for prostitutes in public telephone boxes; and for connected purposes: And that Ms Karen Buck, Dr Alan Whitehead, Mr Alan Clark, Mr Andrew Dismore and Mr Tony McNulty do prepare and bring it in.
3Prostitutes' Advertisements (Public Telephone Boxes) Bill,—Ms Karen Buck accordingly presented a Bill to make it an offence to place advertisements for prostitutes in public telephone boxes; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 250].
4Adjournment (The Army),—A Motion was made and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr David Jamieson);
 
        And it being Ten o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.
5Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from the Wyre Forest Committee against cuts for a re-examination of the provision for social services in Worcestershire was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
6Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Clive Betts.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-seven minutes past Ten o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 10.27 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 Negative Resolution:
1Local Government,—Local Government Act 1988 (Defined Activities) (Exemption) (Rugby Borough Council) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2616), dated 20th October 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
2Magistrates' Courts,—Magistrates' Courts Committees (Dyfed and Powys) Amalgamation Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2664), dated 27th October 1998 [by Act] [Mr Geoffrey Hoon].
Other Papers:
3Criminal Justice,—Report of the Parole Board for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1089] [Mr Secretary Straw].
4Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons,—Report by the Secretary of State for Health under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 on Research and Development Work on Equipment for Disabled People, 1995 and 1996 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dobson].
5Disabled Persons,—Paper, entitled A new contract for welfare: Support for Disabled People [by Command] [Cm. 4103] [Mr Secretary Darling].
6European Communities (No. 4, 1998),—Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the United Mexican States, of the other part, with Annex, Declaration and Final Act, with an explanatory memorandum [by Command] [Cm. 4097] [Mr Secretary Cook].
7Fire Services,—Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Fire Services for 1997-98 [by Command] [Cm. 4085] [Mr Secretary Straw].
8Intelligence and Security,—Government Response to the Report of the Intelligence and Security Committee for 1997-98 [by Command] [Cm. 4089] [The Prime Minister].
9Law Commissions (Scotland),—Report of the Scottish Law Commission for 1997-98 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1088] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
10National Lottery,—Account of the Millennium Commission for 1997-98, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1128] [Clerk of the House].
11Treaty Series (No. 50, 1998),—Exchange of Notes, done at Dakar on 15th and 26th May 1998, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Senegal amending the United Kingdom/Senegal Debt Agreement No. 11 (1995) (United Kingdom/Senegal Debt Agreement No. 11 (1995) Amendment) [by Command] [Cm. 4096] [Mr Secretary Cook].
12Welfare Reform,—Papers entitled:
 
          (1) A new contract for welfare: Principles into Practice, and
 
          (2) A new contract for welfare: The Gateway to Work
 
    [by Command] [Cm. 4101 and 4102] [Mr Secretary Darling].
APPENDIX II
Standing Committees
1Draft Meat and Livestock Commission Levy (Variation) Scheme (Confirmation) Order 1998:
 
        (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the First Standing Committe on Delegated Legislation and appointed Mr George Stevenson Chairman; and
 
        (2) the Committee has nominated sixteen Members, viz Mr Tony Baldry, Mr Harold Best, Mr Clive Betts, Mr Richard Burden, Mr John Burnett, Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas, Mr Michael Foster (Hasting and Rye), Mr Andrew George, Mr James Gray, Mrs Joan Humble, Lynne Jones, Mr John McDonnell, Mr David Maclean, Mr James Plaskett, Mr Jeff Rooker and Mrs Caroline Spelman.
2Draft Local Government (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998:
 
        (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation and appointed Mr Peter Atkinson Chairman; and
 
        (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members viz Mr Ronnie Campbell, Mr James Cran, Mr Denzil Davies, Mr Jim Dowd, Mr Michael Fabricant, Mr Dominic Grieve, Mr David Hinchliffe, Helen Jackson, Ms Fiona Jones, Ms Sally Keeble, Mr Andy King, Mr John McFall, Mr Malcolm Moss, Dan Norris, Mr William Thompson and Mr Cecil Walker.
3Draft Health and Safety and Work (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998:
 
        (1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation and appointed Mr Joe Benton Chairman; and
 
        (2) the Committee of Selection has nominated sixteen Members, viz Mr Kevin Barron, Mr Roy Beggs, Mr Harry Cohen, Mr Tony Colman, Mr James Cran, Mr John Cryer, Mr Jim Dobbin, Mr Jim Down, Lorna Fitzsimons, Mr Christopher Fraser, Mr Andrew Hunter, Dr Brian Iddon, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews, Mr Malcolm Moss and The Reverend Martin Smyth.
European Standing Committees
4The Speaker has appointed Dr Michael Clark Chairman of European Standing Committee B in respect of European Community Document No. 8328/98, relating to the Social Action Programme (1998-2000).
5European Community Document No. 9597/98, relating to agrimonetary arrangements following the introduction of the euro, has been referred to European Standing Committee A.
6European Community Document No. COM(98)560, relating to financing the European Union, has been referred to European Standing Committee B together with documents 7046/98 relating to Agenda 2000: The financial perspective 2000-2006; 7221/98 relating to Agenda 2000: The interinstitutional agreement of 29th October, 1993; and 9302/98 ADD 1 relating to Own resources based on VAT and GNP so referred on 29th April and 21st October.
APPENDIX III
Reports from Select Committees
1Culture, Media and Sport,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee on 28th October [The Heritage Lottery Fund]; to be printed [No. 968-ii] [Mr Gerald Kaufman].
2Defence,—Fifth Special Report from the Defence Committee [Government Observations on the Seventh Report from the Defence Committee, Session 1997-98, on Aspects of Defence Procurement and Industrial Policy], to be printed [No. 1131]; [Mr Bruce George].
3Education and Employment,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education Sub-Committee of the Education and Employment Committee on 28th October [The work of OFSTED]; to be printed [No. 1127-i] [Charlotte Atkins].
4Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs,—Memoranda laid before the Environment Sub-Committee of the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee [Local Government Finance]; to be printed [No. 1126-I] [Mr Andrew F. Bennett].
5Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Transport Sub-Committee of the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee on 28th October [Future of National Air Traffic Services]; to be printed [No. 1106-ii] [Mr Andrew F. Bennett].
6Environmental Audit,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environmental Audit Committee on 28th October [Multi Lateral Agreement on Investment]; to be printed [No. 1129-i] [Mr John Horam].
7European Legislation,—Thirty-eighth 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-xxxviii] [Mr Jim Marshall].
8Science and Technology,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Science and Technology Committee on 28th October [Science and the Comprehensive Spending Review]; to be printed [No. 1040-ii] [Dr Michael Clark].
9Scottish Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Scottish Affairs Committee on 28th October [Inward Investment into Scotland]; to be printed [No. 698-v] [Mr John McAllion].
10Social Security,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Social Security Committee on 28th October [Tax and Benefits]; to be printed [No. 827-iv] [Mr Archy Kirkwood].
11Trade and Industry,—(1) Twelfth Report from the Trade and Industry Commitee [Industrial and Trade Relations with Central Europe], together with the Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence; to be printed with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 893];
 
        (2) Seventh Special Report from the Trade and Industry Committee [[Government Observations on the [Sixth Report, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises], [Seventh Report, Reform of European Structural Funds], [Ninth Report, Georgian Nuclear Material at Dounreay], [Tenth Report, Developments in the Liberalisation of the Domestic Electricity Market] and [Eleventh Report, Industrial and Trade Relations with Japan] from the Trade and Industry Committee]; to be printed [No. 1130] and
 
        (3) Eighth Special Report from the Trade and Industry Committee [Government Observations on the Eighth Report from the Trade and Industry Committee, Session 1997-98, on Aspects of Defence Procurement and Industrial Policy], to be printed [No. 1131]; [Mr Martin O'Neill]



 
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