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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 26th March 1999

The House met at half-past Nine o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from Mr David Watson for the proper use of monies given to charity was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
2Right to Roam Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Right to Roam Bill;
 
        And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time;
 
        And it being Eleven o'clock, the Deputy Speaker interrupted proceedings, pursuant to Standing Order No. 11 (Friday sittings).
 
        And the Question being again proposed Mr David Maclean rose in his place, and claimed to move, that the Question be now put, but the Deputy Speaker withheld his assent, and declined then to put that Question.
 
        And it being half-past Two o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.
3Hedges (Control) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Hedges (Control) Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 7th May.
4Age Limits on Health Care Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Age Limits on Health Care Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 16th April.
5Motor Accident Injury Compensation Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Motor Accident Injury Compensation Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 16th April.
6Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) (Amendment) Bill [Lords],—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) (Amendment) Bill [Lords];
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 16th April.
7Computer Millennium Non-Compliance (Contingency Plans) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Computer Millennium Non-Compliance (Contingency Plans) Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 23rd April.
8Public 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 16th April.
9Pensions (Amendment) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of Pensions (Amendment) Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 16th April.
10Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Graham Allen.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till one minute past Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 29th March.
[Adjourned at 3.01 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:
1Customs and Excise,—Dual Use and Related Goods (Export Control) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999, No. 984), dated 25th March 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
2Education,—(1) Education (Information About Individual Pupils) (England) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 989), dated 25th March 1999, and
 
        (2) Epsom College (Modification) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 988), dated 24th March 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
3Merchant Shipping,—Protection of Wrecks (M/S Estonia) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 856), dated 17th March 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
4Patents,—Register of Patent Agents and the Register of Trade Mark Agents (Amendment) Rules 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 983) dated 25th March 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
5Young Offender Institutions,—Young Offender Institution (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 962), dated 24th March 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw].
Other Papers:
6Crown Copyright,—Paper, entitled The Future Management of Crown Copyright [by Command] [Cm. 4300] [Dr Jack Cunningham].
7Financial Reporting to Parliament,—Departmental Reports for 1999: the Government's expenditure plans 1999-2000 to 2001-02:—
 
        (1) Home Office and the Charity Commission, Volumes 1 and 2 [by Command] [Cm. 4205] [Mr Secretary Straw];
 
        (2) Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Intervention Board [by Command] [Cm. 4212] [Mr Nicholas Brown]; and
 
        (3) Ministry of Defence [by Command] [Cm. 4208] [Mr Secretary Robertson].
8Ireland (No. 6, 1999),—Agreement, done at Dublin on 26th November 1998, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Ireland concerning Mutual Assistance in Relation to Criminal Matters, with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Cm. 4306] [Mr Secretary Cook].
9Miscellaneous (No. 20, 1999),—Protocol No. 6 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, done at Strasbourg on 28th April 1983, concerning the Abolition of the Death Penalty, with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Cm. 4284] [Mr Secretary Cook].
10National Health Service,—Statements of Guarantee given by the Secretary of State for Health on 23rd March 1999 on loans proposed to be raised by the following National Health Service Trusts—
 
        (i) East Wiltshire Health Care,
 
        (ii) Royal Devon & Exeter Healthcare, and
 
        (iii) United Bristol Healthcare
 
    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dobson].
11Regulatory Impact Assessments,—List of Regulatory Impact Assessments for 1st July to 31st December 1998 [by Command] [Cm. 4301] [Dr Jack Cunningham].
12Treaty Series [No. 18, 1999),—Convention, done at Oslo on 18th September 1997, on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction [by Command] [Cm. 4308] [Mr Secretary Cook].
13Welsh Church,—Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council (Welsh Church Act Trust Fund) Scheme 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Michael].
APPENDIX II
Standing Committees
1Draft Carriage by Air Acts (Implementation of Protocol No. 4 of Montreal, 1975) Order 1999 and the draft Carriage by Air Acts (Application of Provisions) (Fifth Amendment) Order 1999,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Geoffrey Robinson from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Orders); and nominated in substitution Mr Tony McWalter.
2Criminal Legal Aid (Fixed Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 1999,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Calum Macdonald from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Regulations); and nominated in substitution Mr Henry McLeish.


CORRIGENDUM
In the Votes and Proceedings for Thursday 25th March, in Appendix I, the following items should have appeared under the heading Other Papers, not Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
7Commonwealth Development Corporation,—Report and Accounts of the Commonwealth Development Corporation for 1998 [by Act] [Secretary Clare Short].
8Criminal Statistics,—Statistical Bulletin: Recorded Crime in Scotland 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dewar].
9Financial Reporting to Parliament,—Departmental Reports for 1999: the Government's expenditure plans 1999-2000 to 2001-02:—
 
        (1) Cabinet Office, Central Office of Information, Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and Health Service Commissioners, Privy Council Office, House of Lords, House of Commons and National Audit Office [by Command] [Cm. 4221] [Dr Jack Cunningham]; and
 
        (2) Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, Ordnance Survey, Office of Passenger Rail Franchising, Office of the Rail Regulator and Office of Water Services [by Command] [Cm. 4204] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
10Security Industry,—Paper, entitled The Government's Proposals for Regulation of the Private Security Industry in England and Wales [by Command] [Cm. 4254] [Mr Secretary Straw].



 
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