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Mr. Eric Forth (Bromley and Chislehurst): On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will have noticed that that Division took 17 minutes. I have no difficulty with that, but I hope that it sets a precedent. Although the Government delayed the House on this occasion, I hope that you will not hold it against the Opposition if, occasionally, our Divisions take 17 minutes due to the important discussions that we like to have with colleagues in the Lobby. I hope also that you can assure me of your even-handedness in these matters and that we have entered a new era of Divisions.

Mr. Speaker: About a fortnight ago, the right hon. Gentleman reminded me that I worked in a Rolls-Royce engineering factory. Time and motion used to work to stopwatches. I did not like it, so I do not work to a stopwatch.

It being after Ten o'clock, Mr. Speaker put the remaining Questions required to be put at that hour, pursuant to Order [this day].

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Government amendments (a) to (l) in lieu of Lords amendment No. 130 agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 131 to 278 agreed to [one with Special Entry].

DELEGATED LEGISLATION

Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),

Immigration


Question agreed to.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),

Official Secrets


Question agreed to.

Immigration


Mr. Speaker: I think the Ayes have it.

Hon. Members: No.

Division deferred till Wednesday 16 July, pursuant to Orders [28 June 2001 and 29 October 2002].

Social Security


Mr. Speaker: I think the Ayes have it.

Hon. Members: No.

Division deferred till Wednesday 16 July, pursuant to Orders [June 28 2001 and 29 October 2002].

Mr. Speaker: With permission, I shall put together motions 7 to 10.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6)(Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),

Representation of the People



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Question agreed to.

European community Documents

Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9)(European Standing Committees),

Draft Budget and Annual Policy Strategy


Question agreed to.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9)(European Standing Committees),

Identification of Ovine and Caprine Animals (Sheep And Goats)


Question agreed to.

Sittings of the House

Motion made,


(2)


Hon. Members: Object.

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Machinery of Government Changes: Amendments to Standing Orders

Motion made,


Hon. Members: Object.

Business of the House

Motion made,


Hon. Members: Object.

Home Affairs

Ordered,


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Motion made,


Hon. Members: Object.

Information

Ordered,



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