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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 30th April 1999

The House met at half-past Nine o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Vacation of Seat (Newark),—The Speaker made a statement as follows:
 
        I have a short statement to make.
 
        On 19th April, I announced to the House that I had asked the Attorney General to seek an authoritative ruling from the courts on whether the honourable Member for Newark was entitled to resume her seat, following the quashing of her conviction by the Court of Appeal. The court's determination was sought by way of an answer to the following question:
 
        "Is the defendant now entitled, according to the proper construction of the Representation of the People Act 1983, to resume her seat in Parliament as Member of Parliament for Newark?"
 
        The decision yesterday of Lord Justice Kennedy and Mr Justice Mitchell was that the answer to the question was yes. The court accordingly granted a declaration that the defendant was so entitled. The honourable Lady has therefore resumed her seat.
2Protection of Children Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Protection of Children Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee.
 
        A Clause (Report to Parliament)—(Mr Philip Hammond)—brought up, and read the first time.
 
        Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:—Clause, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Amendments (Nos. 19 to 26) made to the Bill.
 
        Amendment (No. 30) proposed to the Bill, in page 6, line 36, to leave out the word 'subsection' and to insert the word 'subsections', instead thereof.—(Mr Andrew Lansley.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 16) proposed to the Bill, in page 7, line 15, to leave out the words 'in prescribed circumstances' and to insert the words 'at the direction of the Tribunal', instead thereof.—(Mr Eric Forth.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 27) made to the Bill.
 
        The Bill was read the third time, and passed.
3Energy Conservation (Housing) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Energy Conservation (Housing) Bill;
 
        And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time;
 
        And it being half-past Two o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.
 
        Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 14th May.
4Energy Efficiency Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned debate on the Question proposed on 12th March, That the Energy Efficiency Bill be now read a second time;
 
        Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 14th May.
5Cancer Care Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Cancer Care Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 23rd July.
6Fuel Safety Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Fuel Safety Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 23rd July.
7Criminal Cases Review (Insanity) Bill [Lords],—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Criminal Cases Review (Insanity) Bill [Lords];
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 7th May.
8Planning Appeals Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Planning Appeals Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 7th May.
9Bus Fuel Duty (Exemptions) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 12th March, That the Bus Fuel Duty (Exemptions) Bill be now read a second time;
 
        Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 7th May.
10Public 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 7th May.
11Greater London Authority Bill (Programme) (No. 2),—Ordered, That the Order [13th January] relating to the Greater London Authority Bill (Programme) be supplemented as follows:
Report and Third Reading
 
        1.—(1) Proceedings on consideration and Third Reading shall be completed in two allotted days and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock on the second day.
 
        (2) On the first allotted day, paragraph (1) of Standing Order No.15 (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings on the Bill for two hours after Ten o'clock.
Proceedings on consideration
 
        2.—(1) The proceedings to be taken on consideration on each of the two allotted days shall be as shown in the second column of the Table in sub-paragraph (2) below and shall be taken in the order so shown.
 
        (2) Each part of the proceedings on those days shall, if not previously brought to a conclusion, be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in relation to that part of the proceedings in the third column of the Table.
 

Table
Allotted dayProceedings in Committee
Time for conclusion of proceedings
First day     

Amendments to Clauses 1 and 2, Amendments to Schedule 1, Amendments to Clauses 3 and 4, Amendments to Schedule 2, Amendments to Clauses 5 to 17, Amendments to Schedule 3, Amendments to Clauses 18 to 24, New Clauses relating to Part I and New Schedules relating to Part I

6:00 p.m.
     

     

Amendments to Clauses 25 to 30, Amendments to Schedule 4, Amendments to Clauses 31 to 66, New Clauses relating to Part II and New Schedules relating to Part II

7:30 p.m.
     

     

Amendments to Clauses 67 to 72, Amendments to Schedule 5, Amendments to Clauses 73 to 83, Amendments to Schedule 6, Amendments to Clauses 84 to 118, Amendments to Schedule 7, Amendments to Clauses 119 to 122, New Clauses relating to Part III and New Schedules relating to Part III

8:00 p.m.
     

     

Amendments to Clauses 123 to 133, Amendments to Schedule 8, Amendments to Clauses 134 to 142, Amendments to Clauses 148 to 170, Amendments to Clause 188, Amendments to Schedule 12, Amendments to Clauses 189 to 193, Amendments to Schedule 14, Amendments to Clauses 194 to 196, Amendments to Schedule 15, Amendments to Clause 197, Amendments to Schedule 16, Amendments to Clause 198, Amendments to Schedule 17, Amendments to Clauses 199 to 221, New Clauses relating to Chapters I, II, IV, V and VII to XII of Part IV and New Schedules relating to Chapters I, II, IV, V and VII to XII of Part IV

9:30 p.m.
     

     

Amendments to Clauses 224 to 228, Amendments to Schedule 20, New Clauses relating to Part V, New Schedules relating to Part V, Amendments to Clause 229, Amendments to Schedule 21, Amendments to Clauses 230 to 241, Amendments to Schedule 22, New Clauses relating to Part VI, New Schedules relating to Part VI, Amendments to Clause 242, Amendments to Schedules 23 and 24, Amendments to Clauses 243 to 247, New Clauses relating to Part VII, New Schedules relating to Part VII, Amendments to Clauses 248 to 264, New Clauses relating to Part VIII, New Schedules relating to Part VIII, Amendments to Clauses 265 to 283, New Clauses relating to Part IX, New Schedules relating to Part IX, Amendments to Clause 284, Amendments to Schedule 25, Amendments to Clauses 285 to 290, New Clauses relating to Part X, New Schedules relating to Part X, Amendments to Clauses 291 to 300, New Clauses relating to Parts XI and XII, New Schedules relating to Parts XI and XII

Midnight
     

Second day

     

Amendments to Clauses 143 to 147, Amendments to Clauses 171 to 180, Amendments to Schedules 10 and 11, Amendments to Clauses 181 to 186, New Clauses relating to Chapters III and VI of Part IV, New Schedules relating to Chapters III and VI of Part IV, Amendments to Clause 187, Amendments to Schedule 9 and Amendments to Schedule 13.

6:30 p.m.
     

     

Amendments to Clause 222, Amendments to Schedule 18, Amendments to Clause 223, Amendments to Schedule 19, remaining New Clauses, remaining New Schedules, Amendments to Clauses 301 to 304, Amendments to Schedule 26 and Amendments to Clauses 305 and 306.

9:00 p.m.
Conclusion of proceedings
 
        3.—(1) For the purpose of concluding any proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this Order, the Speaker shall forthwith put the following Questions (but no others)—
 
          (a) any Question already proposed from the Chair;
 
          (b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a question so proposed;
 
          (c) the Question on any amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;
 
          (d) any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded.
 
        (2) Proceedings under sub-paragraph (1) above shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to sittings of the House and may be decided, though opposed, at any hour.
 
        (3) On a Motion made for a new Clause or a new Schedule, the Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill.
 
        (4) If two or more Questions would fall to be put under sub-paragraph (1)(c) on amendments moved or Motions made by a Minister of the Crown, the Speaker shall instead put a single Question in relation to those amendments or Motions.
Supplementary provisions
 
         4. If any Motion is made by a Minister of the Crown to amend this Order so as to provide a greater amount of time for proceedings on the Bill under paragraph 1 or 2 of this Order, the Question thereon shall be put forthwith and may be decided, though opposed, at any hour.—(Mr Robert Ainsworth.)
12Adjournment (Whitsun),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 25 (Periodic adjournments), That this House, at its rising on Thursday 27th May do adjourn till Tuesday 8th June—(Mr Robert Ainsworth):—It was agreed to.
13Business of the House,—Ordered, That, at the sitting on Thursday 27th May, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until she shall have notified the Royal Assent to any Acts agreed upon by both Houses.—(Mr Robert Ainsworth.)
14Adjournment,—Resolved, That, this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Robert Ainsworth.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till one minute past Three o'clock, adjourned till Tuesday 4th May, pursuant to Order [21st April].
[Adjourned at 3.01 p.m.
Betty Boothroyd
Speaker        

Madam Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock on Tuesday 4th May.

APPENDIX
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
1Customs and Excise,—Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Supply, Sale and Export of Petroleum and Petroleum Products) (Penalties and Licences) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1261), dated 30th April 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
2Food,—Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1136), dated 8th April 1999 [by Act] [Mr Nicholas Brown].
3Housing,—Social Landlords (Additional Purposes or Objects) (No. 2) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1206), dated 21st April 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].



 
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