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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 5th March 1999

The House met at half-past Nine o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Nuclear Safeguards Bill,—Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Nuclear Safeguards Bill be printed [Bill 23-EN].
2Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill,—The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill:
 
        And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time;
 
        Ms Candy Atherton rose in her place, and claimed to move, That the Question be now put.
 
        And the Question being put, That the Question be now put;
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Angela Smith, Bridget Prentice: 127.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Owen Paterson, Mr Peter Atkinson: 4.
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
 
        Question, That the Bill be now read a second time, put accordingly and agreed to.
 
        The Bill was accordingly read a second time and stood committed to a Standing Committee.
3Road Traffic (Vehicle Testing) Bill,—The Road Traffic (Vehicle Testing) Bill was, according to Order, read a second time and stood committed to a Standing Committee.
4Public House Names Bill,—The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Public House Names Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 12th March.
5Energy Efficiency Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 26th February, That the Energy Efficiency Bill be now read a second time;
 
        Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 12th March.
6Energy Conservation (Housing) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Energy Efficiency (Housing) Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 12th March.
7Business of the House (Statutory Instrument),—Ordered, That, if a Statutory Instrument relating to Implementation Bodies (Northern Ireland) shall be laid before the House on Monday 8th March, a Minister of the Crown may, notwithstanding the practice of the House, make without notice a Motion for the approval of the said Instrument.—(Mr Keith Hill.)
8Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from Mrs C. Summerson for the proper use of monies given to charity was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
9Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Keith Hill.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till nine minutes to Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 8th March.
[Adjourned at 2.51 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:
1Administration of Justice,—Common Investment (Amendment) Scheme 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 551), dated 3rd March 1999 [by Act] [Mr Geoffrey Hoon].
2Environmental Protection,—Waste Management Licences (Consultation and Compensation) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 481), dated 25th February 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
3Food,—Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 540), dated 3rd March 1999 [by Act] [Mr Nicholas Brown].
4Legal Aid and Advice,—Legal Advice and Assistance (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 (S.R.(N.I.), 1999, No. 95), dated 4th March 1999 [by Statutory Instrument] [Mr Geoffrey Hoon].
5National Assistance Services,—National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 549), dated 3rd March 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dobson].
Other Papers:
6National Health Service,—Statements of Guarantee given by the Secretary of State for Health on 2nd March 1999 on loans proposed to be raised by the following National Health Service Trusts—
 
        (1) Dewsbury Health Care,
 
        (2) Dorset Healthcare,
 
        (3) East Yorkshire Community Healthcare,
 
        (4) East Yorkshire Hospitals,
 
        (5) Gateshead Health,
 
        (6) Harrogate Health Care,
 
        (7) Leeds Community & Mental Health Services Teaching,
 
        (8) North Durham Health Care,
 
        (9) Northallerton Health Services,
 
        (10) Poole Hospital,
 
        (11) Priority Healthcare Wearside,
 
        (12) South Durham Health Care, and
 
        (13) Southern Derbyshire Acute Hospitals
 
    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dobson].
7Northern Ireland,—Report of the Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights for 1st April 1998-31st January 1999 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 265] [Secretary Marjorie Mowlam].
APPENDIX II
Standing Committees
1Special Grant Report (No. 2) (Wales) 1999: Special Grant for Asylum Seekers (HC 250), the Special Grant Report for Scotland Asylum Seeker Assistance (No. 1/1999) (HC 228), and the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 38): Special Grant for Asylum Seekers (HC 230),—The Committee of Selection has discharged from the Seventh Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation Dr Ian Gibson (nominated in respect of the Special Grant Reports); and nominated in substitution Dr Nick Palmer.
2Rent Acts (Maximum Fair Rent) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 6),—The Committee of Selection has discharged from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation Mr Peter Snape (nominated in respect of the Order); and nominated in substitution Mr Alan Keen.



 
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