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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 28th October 1999

The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1City of London (Ward Elections) Bill,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Promoters of the City of London (Ward Elections) Bill shall have leave to suspend proceedings thereon in order to proceed with the Bill in the next Session of Parliament, provided that the Agents for the Bill give notice to the Clerks in the Private Bill Office not later than the day before the close of the present Session of their intention to suspend further proceedings and that all Fees due on the Bill up to that date be paid;
 
        That on the fifth day on which the House sits in the next Session the Bill shall be presented to the House;
 
        That there shall be deposited with the Bill a declaration signed by the Agents for the Bill, stating that the Bill is the same, in every respect, as the Bill presented in the House in the present Session;
 
        That as soon as a certificate by one of the Clerks in the Private Bill Office, that such a declaration has been so deposited, has been laid upon the Table of the House, the Bill shall be read the first and second time and committed (and shall be recorded in the Journal of this House as having been so read and committed) and shall be committed to the Chairman of Ways and Means;
 
        That the Chairman of Ways and Means shall make such Amendments thereto as have been made by the committee in the present Session, and shall report the Bill as amended to the House forthwith, and the Bill, so amended, shall be ordered to be considered;
 
        That no further Fees shall be charged in respect of any proceedings on the Bill in respect of which Fees have already been incurred during the present Session;
 
        That these Orders be Standing Orders of the House—(The Chairman of Ways and Means);
 
        And objection being taken to further proceeding;
 
        Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Tuesday 2nd November at Seven o'clock.
2Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Bowen Wells reported from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Insurance Brokers (Registration) Act 1977 (Amendment) Order 1999.
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
3Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:
 
        The Lords have agreed to the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill, with Amendments; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.
 
        Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (Amendment of Rules) Bill,—The Lords communicate that they have come to the following Resolutions in respect of the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (Amendment of Rules) Bill, viz:—
 
        That the promoters of the bill have leave to suspend any further proceedings thereon in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament, provided that notice of their intention to do so is lodged in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than 12 noon on Thursday 4th November next and that all fees due on or before that day have been paid;
 
        That if the bill is brought from the House of Commons in the next session the agent for the bill deposit in the Private Bill Office a declaration signed by them stating that the bill is the same in every respect as the bill which was brought from the Commons in the present session;
 
        That the proceedings on the bill in the next session of Parliament be pro forma in regard to every stage through which the bill has passed in the present session, and that no new fees be charged to such stages;
 
        That the Private Business Standing Orders apply to the bill in the next session only in regard to any stage through which the bill has not passed during the present session;
 
        London Local Authorities Bill [Lords],—The Lords communicate that they have considered the Message from the Commons [yesterday] relating to the London Local Authorities Bill [Lords], and have come to the following Resolution in respect of the said Bill, viz:—
 
        That the promoters of the bill have leave to suspend any further proceedings thereon in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament, provided that notice of their intention to do so is lodged in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than 12 noon on Thursday 4th November next;
 
        That the bill be deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than noon on the second sitting day in the next session with a declaration annexed, signed by the agent, stating that the bill is the same in every respect as the bill at the last stage of the proceedings thereon in this House in the present session;
 
        That the proceedings on the bill in the next session of Parliament be pro forma in regard to every stage through which the bill has passed in the present session, and that no new fees be charged to such stages;
 
        That the Private Business Standing Orders apply to the bill in the next session only in regard to any stage through which the bill has not passed during the present session.
4Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill,—Lords Amendments to the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill to be considered to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 157].
5Road Traffic (Enforcement Powers) Bill [Lords],—The Order for reading the Road Traffic (Enforcement Powers) Bill [Lords] a second time on Friday 5th November was read and discharged.
6Adjournment (Agriculture),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Graham Allen);
 
        And it being Seven o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put, pursuant to the Sessional Order [16th December].
7Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mrs Anne McGuire.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-six minutes past Seven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 7.26 p.m.
Betty Boothroyd
Speaker        

Madam Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Nine o'clock.

APPENDIX I
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
1Foreign Affairs,—Government Response to the Fourth Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Session 1998-99, on Gibraltar [by Command] [Cm. 4470] [Mr Secretary Cook].
2Judicial Appointments,—Report by the Lord Chancellor on Judicial Appointments for 1998-99 [by Command] [Cm. 4449] [Mr David Lock].
3Metropolitan Police,—Account of the Metropolitan Police Fund for 1996-97, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Command] [Cm. 4460] [Mr Secretary Straw].
4Museums and Galleries,—Account of the National Maritime Museum for 1998-99, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 870] [Clerk of the House].
5National Lottery,—Account of the Sports Council for Northern Ireland Lottery Distribution for 1998-99, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 869] [Clerk of the House].
6Science and Technology,—Report of the Medical Research Council for 1998-99 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
APPENDIX II
Reports from Select Committees
1Health,—(1) Sixth Report from the Health Committee [Procedures related to Adverse Clinical Incidents and Outcomes in Medical Care], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 549]; and
 
        (2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [Procedures related to Adverse Clinical Incidents and Outcomes in Medical Care]
 
    [Mr David Hinchliffe].
2International Development,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee [The Future of Sanctions; The International Monetary Fund]; to be printed [Nos. 454-vii and 868-i] [Mr Bowen Wells].



 
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