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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 19th November 1999

The House met at half-past Nine o'clock.
1Queen's Speech (Motion for an Address),—The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed yesterday, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:
        Most Gracious Sovereign,
        We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament;
        And the Question being again proposed:—The House resumed the adjourned Debate.
        And it being half-past Two o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.
        Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Monday 22nd November.
2Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Clive Betts.)
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 22nd November.
[Adjourned at 3.00 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 Negative Resolution:
1Health and Safety,—Good Laboratory Practice Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 3106), dated 18th November 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].
2Magistrates' Courts,—Greater London Magistrates' Courts Authority (Constitution) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 3099), dated 12th November 1999 [by Act] [Mr David Lock].
3Pensions,—Occupational Pension Schemes (Contracting-out) (Amount Required for Restoring State Scheme Rights) Amendment Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 3069), dated 15th November 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].
4Public Health,—Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 3107), dated 19th November 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
5Sea Fisheries,—Portland Harbour Fishery (Variation) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 3049), dated 11th November 1999 [by Act] [Mr Nicholas Brown].
Other Papers:
6Museums and Galleries,—Report of National Museums & Galleries of Wales for 1998-99 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Murphy].
7Treaty Series (No. 77, 1999),—Protocol, done at Geneva on 18th November 1991, to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution concerning the Control of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds or their Transboundary Fluxes [by Command] [Cm. 4517] [Mr Secretary Cook].
Standing Committee
Financial Services and Markets Bill:
        (1) The Speaker has allocated the Bill to Standing Committee A, and has appointed Mr William O'Brien Chairman; and
        (2) Pursuant to the Order of the House of 25th October, the following are Members of the Committee, viz.: Mr Graham Allen, Mr Nigel Beard, Mrs Liz Blackman, Ms Hazel Blears, Mr Colin Breed, Mrs Helen Brinton, Dr Vincent Cable, Mr Vernon Coaker, Mr Brian Cotter, Mrs Louise Ellman, Mr Howard Flight, Mr Barry Gardiner, Mr Patrick Hall, Mr David Heathcoat-Amory, Miss Melanie Johnson, Ms Sally Keeble, Mr David Kidney, Mr Tim Loughton, Sir Nicholas Lyell, Ms Sandra Osborne, Mr James Plaskitt, Mr Keith Simpson, Mr Andrew Smith, Mr Stephen Timms and Mr Andrew Tyrie.

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