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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 2nd July 1999

The House met at half-past Nine o'clock.
1Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—
        (1) Jake Steel and others for a ban on all genetically modified food and crops in the United Kingdom, and an independent investigation into genetically modified foods;
        (2) Consumers for Health Choice, the Health Food Manufacturers' Association and the National Association of Health Stores in Chesham and Amersham against the proposal to give the Medicines Control Agency power to classify natural health products as medicines; and
        (3) Rodney Howlett, residents of the constituency of Chesham and Amersham and others for re-establishment of British Sovereignty ceded to the European Commission
    were presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
2Adjournment (Drugs),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Clive Betts);
        And it being half-past Two o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.
3Adjournment (Summer),—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 Tuesday 27th July, do adjourn till Tuesday 19th October—(Mrs Anne McGuire):—It was agreed to.
4Business of the House,—Ordered, That, at the sitting on Tuesday 27th July, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until she shall have notified the Royal Assent to Acts agreed upon by both Houses.—(Mrs Anne McGuire.)
5Deregulation,—Ordered, That Mr Oliver Letwin be discharged from the Deregulation Committee and Mrs Teresa Gorman be added to the Committee.—(Mrs Anne McGuire.)
6Public Accounts,—Ordered, That Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown be discharged from the Committee of Public Accounts and Mr David Curry be added to the Committee.—(Mrs Anne McGuire.)
7Public Administration,—Ordered, That Mr David Ruffley be discharged from the Select Committee on Public Administration and Mr Nicholas Soames be added to the Committee.—(Mrs Anne McGuire.)
8Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mrs Anne McGuire.)
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till one minute to Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 5th July.
[Adjourned at 2.59 p.m.
Betty Boothroyd

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

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:
1International Immunities and Privileges,—Draft INTELSAT (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Cook].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
2Local Government,—Local Authorities (Capital Finance and Approved Investments) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1852), dated 25th June 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
3National Lottery,—National Lottery Charities Board (Increase in Membership) (Revocation) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1878), dated 1st July 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].
Other Papers:
4Korea (No. 1, 1999),—Convention on Social Security, done at Seoul on 20th April 1999, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Korea, with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Cm. 4390] [Mr Secretary Cook].
5Treaty Series (No. 38, 1999),—First supplementary list of ratifications, accessions, withdrawals, etc., for 1999 [by Command] [Cm. 4385] [Mr Secretary Cook].
6Treaty Series (No. 40, 1999),—Agreement, done at London on 6th December 1993, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Latvia on International Road Transport [by Command] [Cm. 4389] [Mr Secretary Cook].
Standing Committees
Financial Services and Markets Bill,—The Speaker has appointed Mr. Bill O'Brien an additional Chairman of Standing Committee A in respect of the Bill.

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