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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 21st May 1999

The House met at half-past Nine o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from residents of the United Kingdom for food and medical aid to be provided to those in Kosovo and for a Committee to monitor the needs of Kosovar refugees was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
2Road Traffic (Vehicle Testing) Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Road Traffic (Vehicle Testing) Bill, not amended in the Standing Committee.
 
        A Clause (Information on accidents involving uncertificated vehicles)—(Mr Andrew Miller)—brought up and read the first time.
 
        Question proposed, That the Clause be 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        And the Question being again proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:—Clause, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Amendment (No. 1), proposed to the Bill, in page 2, line 36, to leave out the words 'application or'.—(Dr Nick Palmer.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 2) proposed to the Bill, in page 4, line 14, to leave out subsection (6).—(Dr Nick Palmer.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Bill read the third time, and passed.
3Referendums Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Referendums Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee.
 
        A Clause (Commencement (No. 2))—(Mr Andrew Miller)—brought up and read the first time.
 
        Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Andrew Miller, Mr Tony McNulty, 3.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Andrew Dismore, Dr Alan Whitehead, 0.
 
        And it appearing on the report of the Division that fewer than forty Members had taken part in the Division, the Deputy Speaker declared that the Question was not decided, and the business under consideration stood over until the next Sitting of the House.
4Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 14th May on consideration of the Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, That the Amendment (No. 36) be made;
 
        Which Amendment was, in page 2, line 20, at the end, to insert the words '(c) in Northern Ireland, to the Crown Court';
 
        Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 11th June.
5Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 11th June.
6Wildlife and Countryside (Amendment) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Wildlife and Countryside (Amendment) Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 11th June.
7Prevention of Delay in Trials Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Prevention of Delay in Trials Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 23rd July.
8Regulations on Small Businesses (Reduction) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Regulations on Small Businesses (Reduction) Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 11th June.
9Hare Coursing Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Hare Coursing Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 11th June.
10Licensing (Young Persons) Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 16th April, That the Licensing (Young Persons) Bill be now read a second time;
 
        Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 11th June.
11Age 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 11th June.
12Health Care and Energy Efficiency Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 23rd April, That the Health Care and Energy Efficiency Bill be now read a second time;
 
        Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 11th June.
13Access to Environmental Information Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Access to Environmental Information Bill;
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 11th June.
14Planning 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 11th June.
15Bus 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 11th June.
16Public 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 11th June.
17European Parliamentary Elections (Gibraltar) Bill [Lords],—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the European Parliamentary Elections (Gibraltar) Bill [Lords];
 
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 11th June.
18Adjournment (Whitsun),—A Motion was made and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 25 (Periodic adjournments), That the Order of the House [30th April] relating to Adjournment (Whitsun) shall have effect subject to the following modification in line 3, to leave out 'Thursday 27th May' and insert 'Wednesday 26th May'—(Mr Kevin Hughes):—It was agreed to.
19Business of the House,—Ordered, That the Order of the House [30th April] relating to Business of the House shall have effect subject to the following modification in line 1, to leave out 'Thursday 27th May' and insert 'Wednesday 26th May'.—(Mr Kevin Hughes.)
20Business of the House,—Ordered, That, at the sitting on Monday, 24th May, the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motions in the name of Margaret Beckett relating to the Second Report from the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons, on Sittings of the House in Westminster Hall (HC 194), and to Sittings in Westminster Hall not later than three hours after the commencement of those proceedings and the Motions may be entered upon and proceeded with, though opposed, after Ten o'clock.—(Mr Kevin Hughes.)
21Draft Local Government (Functions and Standards) Bill,—Resolved, That it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider the draft Local Government (Functions and Standards) Bill published in the Command Paper entitled Local Leadership, Local Choice (Cm. 4298), and that the Committee should report by 31st July 1999.—(Mr Kevin Hughes.)
 
        To be communicated to the Lords, and their concurrence desired thereto.
22Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Kevin Hughes.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till one minute past Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 24th May.
[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 Affirmative Resolution:
1International Immunities and Privileges,—Draft International Copper Study Group (Legal Capacities) Order 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Cook].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
2Civil Aviation,—Civil Aviation (Navigation Services Charges) (Third Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1412), dated 13th May 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
Other Papers:
3Air Force (Constitution),—New Regulations and Amendments to the Queen's Regulations for the Royal Air Force (Chapter 48) [by Act] [Mr Secretary Robertson].
APPENDIX II
Standing Committees
Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Bill [Lords],—The Speaker has appointed Mr George Stevenson and Mrs Marion Roe Chairmen of Standing Committee E.



 
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