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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 8th November 1999

The House met at half-past Two o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Private Bills [Lords] (Suspension),—Ordered, That so much of the Lords Message [4th November] as relates to the City of Newcastle upon Tyne Bill [Lords], the Kent County Council Bill [Lords] and the Medway Council Bill [Lords] be now considered. The House accordingly proceeded to consider so much of the said Message.
 
        Resolved, That this House concurs with the Lords in their Resolution.—(The Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means.)
 
        Message to the Lords to acquaint them therewith.
2Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Nicholas Winterton reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Jobseeker's Allowance Amendment (New Deal) Regulations 1999, the draft Jobseeker's Allowance (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999 and the draft Social Security (New Deal Pilot) Regulations 1999.
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
3Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Edward O'Hara reported from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Value Added Tax (Input Tax) (Amendment) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 2930).
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
4Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:
 
        The Lords do not insist on certain of their Amendments to the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill to which this House has disagreed and they agree, without Amendment, to the Amendments proposed by this House in lieu of their Amendments disagreed to; they do not insist on another Amendment to which this House has disagreed but propose an Amendment in lieu thereof to which they desire the concurrence of this House; they do not insist on their remaining Amendments to which this House has disagreed; they agree, without Amendment, to certain Amendments made by this House to the words restored to the Bill; they disagree to another Amendment made by this House but propose an Amendment in lieu thereof and agree to the remaining Amendment made by this House with Amendments to the words restored to the Bill to which they desire the concurrence of this House.
5Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill,—Lords Amendment in lieu of one of their Amendments to which the Commons have disagreed, a Lords Amendment in lieu of a Commons Amendment and Lords Amendments to a Commons Amendment to words restored to the Bill to be considered tomorrow; and to be printed [Bill 163].
6Greater London Authority Bill (Supplemental Allocation of Time),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the Order of the House of 13th January 1999 relating to the Greater London Authority Bill be supplemented as follows:
Lords Amendments
 
        1.—(1) Proceedings on further Consideration of Lords Amendments shall be completed at today's sitting and, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock.
 
        (2) The remaining Lords Amendments shall be considered in the following order, namely:
 
        Nos. 41 to 126, 499, 127 to 212, 703, 213 to 422, 541, 793, 423 to 425, 426 to 498, 500 to 540, 542 to 702, 704 to 792 and 794 to 820.
 
        (3) Each part of the proceedings shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the second column of the Table.
TABLE
Lords amendmentsTime for conclusion of proceedings
Nos. 41 to 126, 499, 127 to 212, 703,
213 to 422, 541, 793 and 423 to 425
8.00 p.m.
Nos. 426 to 498, 500 to 540, 542 to
702, 704 to 792 and 794 to 820
10.00 p.m.
 
        2.—(1) This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 1.
 
        (2) The Speaker shall—
 
        (a) put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the Chair and has not been decided and, if that Question is for the amendment of a Lords Amendment, a single Question on any further Amendments of the Lords Amendment moved by a Minister of the Crown and on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House agrees or disagrees with the Lords in the Lords Amendment or, as the case may be, in the Lords Amendment as amended;
 
        (b) put forthwith a single Question on any Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown to a Lords Amendment followed by the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House agrees or disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment or, as the case may be, in their Amendment as amended;
 
        (c) put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House disagrees with the Lords in a Lords Amendment;
 
        (d) put forthwith the Question, That this House agrees with the Lords in all the remaining Lords Amendments.
 
        (3) As soon as the House has agreed or disagreed with the Lords in any of their Amendments, the Speaker shall put forthwith a single Question on any Amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown relevant to the Lords Amendment.
Subsequent stages
 
        3. The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the consideration forthwith of any further Message from the Lords on the Bill.
 
        4. The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.
 
        5. For the purpose of bringing these proceedings to a conclusion the Speaker shall—
 
        (a) put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the Chair and has not been decided, and the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown which is related to the Question already proposed from the Chair;
 
        (b) put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown on or relevant to any of the remaining items in the Lords Message; and
 
        (c) put forthwith the Question, That this House agrees with the Lords in all the remaining Lords Proposals.
Reasons Committee
 
        6. The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the appointment, nomination and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons and the appointment of its Chairman.
 
        7.—(1) A Committee appointed to draw up Reasons shall report before the conclusion of the sitting at which it is appointed.
 
        (2) Proceedings in the Committee shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion 30 minutes after their commencement.
 
        (3) For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with sub-paragraph (2) the Chairman shall—
 
        (a) first put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the Chair and has not yet been decided; and
 
        (b) then put forthwith successively Questions on motions which may be made by a Minister of the Crown for assigning a Reason for disagreeing with the Lords in one of their Amendments.
 
        (4) The proceedings of the Committee shall be reported without any further Question being put.
Miscellaneous
 
        8. This paragraph applies to—
 
        (a) proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments;
 
        (b) proceedings on any further Message from the Lords; and
 
        (c) proceedings of the kind mentioned in paragraph 6.
 
        9. Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings to which paragraph 8 applies.
 
        10. Proceedings to which paragraph 8 applies shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.
 
        11. If proceedings on a Motion for the Adjournment of the House would, by virtue of Standing Order No. 24 (Urgent matters), commence at a time when proceedings to which paragraph 8 applies are in progress, the proceedings on the Motion shall be postponed to the conclusion of the proceedings to which paragraph 8 applies.
 
        12. No Motion shall be made, except by a Minister of the Crown, to alter the order in which any proceedings are taken; and if a Minister makes any such Motion, the Question on the Motion shall be put forthwith.
 
        13. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings to which paragraph 8 applies shall be made, except by a Minister of the Crown; and the Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.
 
        14. If a Minister of the Crown makes a Motion for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order, the Question on the Motion shall be put forthwith and paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings on the Motion.
 
        15. If the House is adjourned, or the sitting is suspended, before the conclusion of any proceedings to which paragraph 8 applies, no notice shall be required of a Motion made at the next sitting by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order.
 
        And it being three-quarters of an hour after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion, the Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Order [13th January].
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Mike Hall, Mr Greg Pope: 304.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mrs Jacqui Lait, Mr James Cran: 150.
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
7Greater London Authority Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded further to consider the Lords Amendments to the Greater London Authority Bill.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 41 to 126 were agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 499 was disagreed to.
 
        An Amendment (a) was made to the Bill, in lieu of Lords Amendment No. 499 disagreed to.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 127 to 212 were agreed to, the Commons being willing to waive their privileges in respect of Lords Amendments Nos. 168, 169, 204, 206 and 207.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 703.
 
        Amendments ((a)) to ((d)) were made to the Lords Amendment.
 
        The Lords Amendment, so amended, was agreed to.
 
        Amendment ((e)), consequential to Lords Amendment No. 703, was made to the Bill.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 213 to 222 were agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 223.
 
        Question put, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said Amendment.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Clelland, Mr Robert Ainsworth: 315.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Andrew Stunell, Mr Edward Davey: 25.
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
 
        The Lords Amendment was accordingly agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 224 to 293 were agreed to, the Commons being willing to waive their privileges in respect of Lords Amendment No. 232.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 294.
 
        Question put, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said Amendment.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Clelland, Mr Robert Ainsworth: 311.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mrs Eleanor Laing, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 158.
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
 
        The Lords Amendment was accordingly agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 295 to 331 were agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 332.
 
        Question put, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said Amendment.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Jamieson, Mrs Anne McGuire: 314.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mrs Eleanor Laing, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 156.
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
 
        The Lords Amendment was accordingly agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 333 to 353 were agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 354.
 
        A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said Amendment.—(Mr Keith Hill)
 
        And it being Eight o'clock, the Deputy Speaker proceeded to put the Questions necessary to dispose of the business to be concluded at that hour.
 
        Question, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said Amendment, put and agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment was accordingly agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 419.
 
        Amendment ((a)) was made to the Lords Amendment.
 
        The Lords Amendment, so amended, was agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 793.
 
        Amendments ((a)) to ((f)) were made to the Lords Amendment.
 
        The Lords Amendment, so amended, was agreed to.
 
        Question put, That this House agrees with the Lords Amendments Nos. 355 to 418, 420 to 422, 541 and 423 to 425.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Jamieson, Mrs Anne McGuire: 347.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mrs Eleanor Laing, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 133.
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
 
        The Lords Amendments were accordingly agreed to.
 
        Amendment ((a)), consequential to Lords Amendment No. 541, was made to the Bill.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 426 to 498 and 500 to 514 were agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 515.
 
        Question put, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said Amendment.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Kevin Hughes, Mr David Jamieson: 346.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mrs Eleanor Laing, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 138.
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
 
        The Lords Amendment was accordingly agreed to, the Commons being willing to waive their privileges.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 516.
 
        Question put, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said Amendment.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Kevin Hughes, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe: 349.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mrs Eleanor Laing, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 139.
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
 
        The Lords Amendment was accordingly agreed to.
 
        And it being after Ten o'clock, the Speaker proceeded to put the Questions necessary to dispose of the business to be concluded at that hour.
 
        Question put, That this House agrees with the Lords in their Amendments Nos. 517 to 540, 542 to 702, 704 to 792 and 794 to 820.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Kevin Hughes, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe: 349.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mrs Eleanor Laing, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 136.
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
 
        The Lords Amendments were accordingly agreed to, the Commons being willing to waive their privileges in respect of Lords Amendments Nos. 555 to 557, 740 and 741.
 
        A Motion was made, and the Question be put, that a Committee be appointed to draw up reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their Amendments Nos. 1 and 6.
 
        That Jim Dowd, Mr Phil Hope, Mrs Jacqui Lait, Mr Nick Raynsford and Mr Shaun Woodward be Members of the Committee.
 
        That Mr Nick Raynsford be the Chairman of the Committee.
 
        That three be the Quorum of the Committee.
 
        That the Committee do withdraw immediately.—(Jim Dowd)
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Mike Hall, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe: 319.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Andrew Stunell, Mr Adrian Sanders: 158
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
 
        Ordered, that a Committee be appointed to draw up reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their Amendments Nos. 1 and 6.
 
        Ordered, that Jim Dowd, Mr Phil Hope, Mrs Jacqui Lait, Mr Nick Raynsford and Mr Shaun Woodward be Members of the Committee.
 
        Ordered, that Mr Nick Raynsford be the Chairman of the Committee.
 
        Ordered, that three be the Quorum of the Committee.
 
        Ordered, that the Committee do withdraw immediately.
8Taxes,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Tax Credit (New Category of Child Care Provider) Regulations 1999, which were laid before this House on 19th October, be approved.—(Mr Kevin Hughes)
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Mike Hall, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe: 342.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Wilshire, Mr Jonathan Sayeed: 59.
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
 
        Resolved, That the draft Tax Credit (New Category of Child Care Provider) Regulations 1999, which were laid before this House on 19th October, be approved.
9Terms and Conditions of Employment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Working Time Regulations 1999, which were laid before this House on 19th October be approved.—(Mr Kevin Hughes)
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Mike Hall, Mr Robert Ainsworth: 331.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Wilshire, Mr Jonathan Sayeed: 48.
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
 
        Resolved, That the draft Working Time Regulations 1999, which were laid before this House on 19th October, be approved.
10Northern Ireland,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Licensing and Registered Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1999, which were laid before this House on 19th October be approved.—(Mr Kevin Hughes.)
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Kevin Hughes, Mr Greg Pope: 311.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr James Gray, Mr Jonathan Sayeed: 33.
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
 
        Resolved, That the draft Licensing and Registered Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 19th October, be approved.
11Legal Services,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Chartered Institute of Patent Agents Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 25th October be approved.—(Mr David Clelland.)
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Kevin Hughes, Mr Greg Pope: 306.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr James Gray, Mr Jonathan Sayeed: 27.
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
 
        Resolved, That the draft Chartered Institute of Patent Agents Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 25th October, be approved.
12Greater London Authority bill,—Mr Nick Raynsford reported from the Committee appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to their Amendments Nos. 1 and 6, That it had drawn up the following Reasons, which it had directed him to report to the House:
 
        The Commons disagreed to Lords Amendment No. 1 for the following Reasons:
 
        Because Clause 2(6)(b) of the Bill makes provision for the filing of vacancies in the office of Mayor of London and it is unnecessary to make special provision for particular cases.
 
        The Commons disagree to Lords Amendment No. 6 for the following Reason:
 
        Because it is not appropriate for the London Assembly to be empowered to remove the Mayor of London from office.
13Food Standards Bill (Supplementary Allocation of Time),—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Order [22nd July], That the Order of the House of 22nd July 1999 be supplemented as follows:
Lords Amendments
 
        1. Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments shall be completed at today's sitting and, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion one and a half hours after the commencement of the proceedings on this Order.
 
        2.—(1) This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 1.
 
        (2) The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question already proposed from the Chair.
 
        (3) If that Question is for the amendment of a Lords Amendment the Speaker shall then put forthwith—
 
        (a) the Question on any further amendment of the Lords Amendment moved by a Minister of the Crown, and
 
        (b) the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House agrees or disagrees to the Lords Amendment or (as the case may be) to the Lords Amendment as amended.
 
        (4) The Speaker shall then put forthwith—
 
        (a) the Question on any amendment moved by a Minister of the Crown to a Lords Amendment, and
 
        (b) the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House agrees or disagrees to the Lords Amendment or (as the case may be) to the Lords Amendment as amended;
 
        (5) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, That this House disagrees to a Lords Amendment.
 
        (6) The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question, That this House agrees to all the remaining Lords Amendments.
 
        (7) As soon as the House has agreed or disagreed to a Lords Amendment the Speaker shall put forthwith a separate Question on any amendment which is moved by a Minister of the Crown and relevant to the Lords Amendment.
Subsequent stages
 
        3.—(1) The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the consideration forthwith of any further Message from the Lords on the Bill.
 
        (2) The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall, if not previously brought to a conclusion, be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.
 
        (3) For the purpose of bringing these proceedings to a conclusion the Speaker shall put forthwith—
 
        (a) any Question already proposed from the Chair and the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown which is related to the Question already proposed from the Chair;
 
        (b) the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown on or relevant to any of the remaining items in the Lords Message; and
 
        (c) the Question, That this House agrees with the Lords in all the remaining Lords Proposals.
Miscellaneous
 
        4.—(1) This paragraph applies to proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments and proceedings on any further Message from the Lords.
 
        (2) Paragraph 1 of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings to which this paragraph applies.
 
        (3) Proceedings to which this paragraph applies shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.
 
        (4) No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings to which this paragraph applies shall be made, except by a Minister of the Crown; and the Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.
 
        (5) Where proceedings on a Motion for the Adjournment of the House would, by virtue of Standing Order No. 24 (Urgent matters), commence at a time when proceedings to which this paragraph applies are in progress, the proceedings on the Motion shall be postponed to the conclusion of the proceedings to which this paragraph applies.
 
        (6) If the House is adjourned, or the sitting is suspended, before the expiry of the period at the end of which proceedings to which this paragraph applies are to be brought to a conclusion, no notice shall be required of a Motion made at the next sitting by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order—(Mr David Clelland)—It was agreed to.
14Food Standards Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Lords Amendments to the Food Standards Bill.
 
        Lords Amendments Nos. 1 to 5 were agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 6.
 
        A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said Amendment—(Ms Joyce Quinn);
Tuesday 9th November.
 
        Question put and agreed to.
 
        The Lords Amendment was accordingly agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment Nos. 7 to 24 were agreed to.
 
        Lords Amendment No. 25.
 
        An Amendment was proposed to the Lords Amendment, in line 3, after the word 'the', to insert the word 'sourcing',—(Mrs Caroline Spelman).
 
        Question put, That the Amendment be made to the Lords Amendment.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mrs Eleanor Laing, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 135
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Jim Dowd, Mr Mike Hall: 266.
 
        So the Question was negatived.
 
        It being more than one and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill, the Deputy Speaker, pursuant to order [this day], put the Questions necessary to dispose of the proceedings to be concluded at that hour.
 
        Question put, That this House agrees with the Lords in the said Amendment.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Jim Dowd, Mr Mike Hall: 276.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Wilshire, Mr Jonathan Sayeed: 9.
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
 
        The Lords Amendment was accordingly agreed to.
 
        Question put, That this House agrees with the Lords in their Amendments Nos. 26 to 48.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Jim Dowd, Mr Mike Hall: 274
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Wilshire, Mr Jonathan Sayeed: 11
 
        So the Question was agreed to.
 
        The Lords Amendments were accordingly agreed to.
15Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Graham Allen).
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till Two o'clock, adjourned till this day.
[Adjourned at 2.00 a.m.
Betty Boothroyd
Speaker        

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

APPENDIX I
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
1Competition,—Competition Act 1998 (Commission Investigation and Director's Investigation) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 3027), dated 5th November 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
2Gas,—Gas Act 1986 (Exemptions) (No. 4) (Amendment) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 3026), dated 4th November 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
3Insurance,—Insurance Brokers Registration Council Election Scheme Approval Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 3030), dated 8th November 1999 [by Act] [Miss Melanie Johnson].
4Merchant Shipping,—Fishing Vessels (EC Directive on Harmonised Safety Regime) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 2998), dated 28th October 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
5Telecommunications,—(1) Public Telecommunication System Designation (BSI ACCESS UK Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 2950),
 
        (2) Public Telecommunication System Designation (CompleTel UK Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 2953),
 
        (3) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Core Telecommunications Limited) Order 1999 (S.I. , 1999, No. 2938),
 
        (4) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Enitel ASA) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 2946),
 
        (5) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Faultbasic Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 2943),
 
        (6) Public Telecommunication System Designation (G.C. Global Communications Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 2947),
 
        (7) Public Telecommunication System Designation (GTS Business Services (UK) Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 2944),
 
        (8) Public Telecommunication System Designation (IBSC Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 2941),
 
        (9) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Level 3 Communications Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 2948),
 
        (10) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Pantheon Telecom (UK) Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 2949),
 
        (11) Public Telecommunication System Designation (StarGlobal Ltd) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 2951),
 
        (12) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Tele2 Sweden Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 2942),
 
        (13) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Telecom New Zealand (UK) Licences Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 2952),
 
        (14) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Teleport UK Limited (trading as Satellite Media Services)) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 2954),
 
        (15) Public Telecommunication System Designation (TNI (Telecom) Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 2940),
 
        (16) Public Telecommunication System Designation (WinStar Communications Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 2939), and
 
        (17) Public Telecommunication System Designation (WXNET Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 2945),
 
    dated 28th October 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
6Value Added Tax,—Value Added Tax Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 3029), dated 8th November 1999 [by Act] [Mr Stephen Timms].
Other Papers:
7Covent Garden Market,—Report and Accounts of the Covent Garden Market Authority for 1998-99 [by Act] [Mr Nicholas Brown].
8Finance,—Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Audit of the Future Oil Price Convention for the November 1999 Pre-Budget Report [by Act]; to be printed [No. 873] [Clerk of the House].
9National Audit,—Reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General on:—
 
        (1) The Millennium Threat: Are We Ready?, and
 
        (2) The Year 2000 Problem in the Utilities: Update Report
 
    [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 871 and 843] [Clerk of the House].
10Telecommunications,—Licences granted under section 7 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to—
 
        (1) BSI ACCESS UK Limited,
 
        (2) CompleTel UK Limited,
 
        (3) Core Telecommunications Limited,
 
        (4) Enitel ASA,
 
        (5) Faultbasic Limited,
 
        (6) G.C. Global Communications Limited,
 
        (7) GTS Business Services (UK) Limited,
 
        (8) IBSC Limited,
 
        (9) Level 3 Communications Limited,
 
        (10) Pantheon Telecom (UK) Limited,
 
        (11) StarGlobal Ltd,
 
        (12) Tele2 Sweden Limited,
 
        (13) Telecom New Zealand (UK) Licences Limited,
 
        (14) Teleport UK Limited (trading as Satellite Media Services),
 
        (15) TNI (Telecom) Limited,
 
        (16) WinStar Communications Limited, and
 
        (17) WXNET Limited
 
    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
APPENDIX II
Standing Committees
Draft Jobseeker's Allowance Amendment (New Deal) Regulations 1999, the draft Social Security (New Deal Pilot) Regulations 1999 and the draft Jobseeker's Allowance (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Jean Corston from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations); and nominated in substitution Rachel Squire.



 
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