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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 27th November 1998

The House met at half-past Nine o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Bill,—Mr Secretary Dobson, supported by Mr Secretary Prescott, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Secretary Dewar, Mr Secretary Robertson, Mr Secretary Michael and Mr John Hutton, presented a Bill to make provision about the recovery from insurers and certain other persons of charges in connection with the treatment of road traffic casualties in National Health Service, and certain other, hospitals; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time on Monday 30th November and to be printed [Bill 3].
 
        Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Bill be printed [Bill 3—EN].
2European Parliamentary Elections Bill,—Mr Secretary Straw, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Secretary Prescott, Mr Secretary Cook, Mr Secretary Dewar, Secretary Marjorie Mowlam, Mr Secretary Michael and Mr George Howarth, presented a Bill to amend the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1978 so as to alter the method used in Great Britain for electing Members of the European Parliament; to make other amendments of enactments relating to the election of Members of the European Parliament; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Monday 30th November and to be printed [Bill 4].
3Welsh Grand Committee,—A Motion being made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee (matters relating exclusively to Wales)), That the matter of Government Expenditure in Wales 1999-2000 to 2001-2002, being a matter relating exclusively to Wales, be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for its consideration—(Jane Kennedy):—It was agreed to.
4Queen's Speech (Motion for an Address),—The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed [24th November], That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty as follows:
 
        Most Gracious Sovereign,
 
        We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament;
 
        And the Question being again proposed:—The House resumed the adjourned Debate.
 
        Ordered, That the Debate be now adjourned.—(Mr Clive Betts.)
 
        Debate to be resumed on Monday 30th November.
5Welsh Grand Committee,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 108 (Welsh Grand Committee (sittings)), That the Welsh Grand Committee shall meet on Wednesday 16th December at half-past Ten o'clock at Westminster to take oral questions under Standing Order No. 103 (Welsh Grand Committee (questions for oral answer)) and to consider the matter of Government Expenditure in Wales 1999-2000 to 2001-2002 under Standing Order No. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee (matters relating exclusively to Wales))—(Mr Clive Betts):—It was agreed to.
6European Parliamentary Elections Bill,—Ordered, That, in respect of the European Parliamentary Elections Bill, notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the Bill has been read a second time.—(Mr Clive Betts.)
7Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Clive Betts.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till four minutes to Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 30th November.
[Adjourned at 2.56 p.m.
Betty Boothroyd
Speaker        

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

APPENDIX I
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
1Agriculture,—Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2927), dated 25th November 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
2Criminal Law,—(1) Transfer of Prisoners (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2797), and
 
        (2) Transfer of Prisoners (Restricted Transfers) (Channel Islands and Isle of Man) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2798),
 
    dated 17th November 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw].
3European Communities,—European Communities (Designation) (No. 3) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2793), dated 17th November 1998 [by Act] [Margaret Beckett].
4Food,—Charges for Inspections and Controls (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2880), dated 19th November 1998 [by Act] [Mr Nicholas Brown].
5Northern Ireland,—Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2839), dated 17th November 1998 [by Act] [Secretary Marjorie Mowlam].
6Pensions,—Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) (Scotland) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2888), dated 16th November 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
7Social Security,—Income Support (General) (Standard Interest Rate Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1998 (S.I., 1998, No. 2878), dated 23rd November 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].
Other Papers:
8National Lottery,—Paper, entitled New Links for the Lottery: Proposals for the New Opportunities Fund [by Command] [Cm. 4166] [Mr Secretary Smith].



 
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