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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 9th November 1998

The House met at half-past Two o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Bodmin Moor Commons Bill [Lords],—The Order for consideration of the Bodmin Moor Commons Bill [Lords] on Wednesday was read and discharged.
2Royal 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:
 
        Competition Act 1998
 
        Human Rights Act 1998.
3Adjournment (Funding of Political Parties in the United Kingdom),—A Motion was made and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr David Clelland);
 
        And it being Ten o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.
4Business 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 Statute Law Repeals Bill [Lords] may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour—(Mr Mike Hall):—It was agreed to.
5Statute Law Repeals Bill [Lords],—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Statute Law Repeals Bill [Lords];
 
        And a Motion being made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 58 (Consolidation bills), That the Bill be now read a second time:—It was agreed to.
 
        The Bill was accordingly read a second time.
 
        And a Motion being made, and the Question being put forthwith, That the Bill be not committed—(Mr Mike Hall ):—It was agreed to.
 
        And a Motion being made, and the Question being put forthwith, That the Bill be now read the third time:—It was agreed to.
 
        The Bill was accordingly read the third time, and passed, without Amendment.
6Education,—Ordered, That the Education (Infant Class Sizes) (England) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 1973), be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.—(Mr Mike Hall.)
7Social Security,—Ordered, That the Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2211) be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.—(Mr Mike Hall.)
8Social Security,—Ordered, That the Social Security (Welfare to Work) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2231) be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.—(Mr Mike Hall.)
9Disabled Persons,—Ordered, That the Disabled Persons (Disability Discrimination) (Exemption for Small Employers) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2618), be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.—(Mr Mike Hall.)
10Catering,—Ordered, That Mr Thomas Graham be discharged from the Catering Committee and Rosemary McKenna be added to the Committee.—(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
11Education and Employment,—Ordered, That Ms Margaret Hodge and Mr Gerry Steinberg be discharged from the Education and Employment Committee and Mr Gordon Marsden and Mr Malcolm Wicks be added to the Committee.—(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
12Home Affairs,—Ordered, That Mr Ross Cranston and Ms Beverley Hughes be discharged from the Home Affairs Committee and Miss Melanie Johnson and Mr Paul Stinchcombe be added to the Committee.—(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
13Information,—Ordered, That Mr John Whittingdale be discharged from the Information Committee and Mr Tim Collins be added to the Committee.—(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
14Northern Ireland Affairs,—Ordered, That Mr Desmond Browne be discharged from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and Mr Stephen McCabe be added to the Committee.—(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
15Social Security,—Ordered, That Mr Paul Goggins, Ms Patricia Hewitt, Mr Frank Roy, Ms Gisela Stuart and Mr Malcolm Wicks be discharged from the Social Security Committee and Mr Vernon Coaker, Mr Andrew Dismore, Mr Michael Foster (Hastings and Rye), Mrs Joan Humble and Kali Mountford be added to the Committee.—(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
16Trade and Industry,—Ordered, That Gillian Merron be discharged from the Trade and Industry Committee and Helen Southworth be added to the Committee.—(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
17Treasury,—Ordered, That Mr Charles Clarke and Ms Ruth Kelly be discharged from the Treasury Committee and Dr Lewis Moonie and Jacqui Smith be added to the Committee.—(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
18Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, that this House do now adjourn—(Mr Mike Hall);
 
        The Speaker suspended the sitting until a Message was received from the Lords relating to the Scotland Bill, pursuant to Order [5th November].
19Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:
 
        The Lords have agreed to the Scotland Bill, with Amendments; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.
20Scotland Bill,—Lords Amendments to the Scotland Bill to be considered to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 256].
21Adjournment,—Question, That this House do now adjourn, put and agreed to.
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till sixteen minutes to Eleven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 10.44 p.m.
Betty Boothroyd
Speaker        

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

APPENDIX I
Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 6th November 1998 (Non-sitting Friday, pursuant to Order [22nd October]) pursuant to Standing Order No. 158 (Presentation of command papers):
1Treaty Series (No. 51, 1998),—Agreement, done at Hong Kong on 5th November 1997, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China for the Transfer of Sentenced Persons [Cm. 4099] [Mr Secretary Cook].
Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 6th November 1998 (Non-sitting Friday, pursuant to Order [22nd October]) pursuant to Standing Order No. 159 (Presentation of statutory instruments):
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
2Legal Aid and Advice,—Legal Advice and Assistance (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2727), dated 4th November 1998 [Mr Geoffrey Hoon].
3Seeds,—Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2726), dated 6th November 1998 [Mr Nicholas Brown].
Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 9th November 1998:
Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:
4Income Tax,—Draft Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Ireland) Order 1998 [by Act] [Dawn Primarolo].
Other Papers:
5Compliance Cost Assessments,—List of Compliance Cost Assessments for 1st January 1998 to 30th June 1998 [by Command] [Cm. 4091] [Dr Jack Cunningham].
6House of Commons Commission,—Report of the House of Commons Commission on the nomination of a Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards; to be printed [No. 1143] [The Speaker].
7Science and Technology,—Report of the Natural Environment Research Council for 1997-98 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Mandelson].
8Statistics of Trade,—Production and Construction Inquiries: Summary Volume 1996 [by Act] [Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer].
APPENDIX II
Standing Committees
Draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 1998 and the draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 1998:
 
        The Speaker has appointed Mr Peter Atkinson Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order and draft Regulations, in place of Mrs Ray Michie.
APPENDIX III
Reports from Select Committees
Treasury,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee on 9th November [The World Economy and the Pre-Budget Report]; to be printed [No. 1105-vi] [Mr Giles Radice].



 
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