The House met at half-past Two o'clock.
1 National Australia Group Europe Bill [Lords],-The National Australia Group Europe Bill [Lords] was read the third time and passed, without Amendment.
2 Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill (Programming Committee),-The Chairman of Ways and Means reported from the Programming Committee, That it had come to a Resolution in respect of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill, which it had directed him to report to the House:
That, pursuant to the Programme Order of 19th November (Proceedings in Committee of the whole House, on consideration and on Third Reading of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill),-
(1) proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at Eleven o'clock on the second allotted day;
(2) those proceedings shall be taken on each of the allotted days as shown in the second column of the following Table and shall be taken in the order so shown, and shall be brought to a conclusion (so far as not previously concluded) at the times specified in the third column of the Table.
Time for conclusion of proceedings|
New Clauses relating to the duration of the Act and reports to Parliament, Clause No. 123, Clause No. 1, Schedule No. 1, Clauses Nos. 2 and 3, Schedule No. 2, Clauses Nos. 4 to 6, Schedule No. 3, Clauses Nos. 7 to 17, Schedule No. 4, Clauses Nos. 18 to 20||
|Clauses Nos. 21 to 35||
|Clauses Nos. 106 to 119||
Clauses Nos. 36 to 42||
|Clauses Nos. 43 to 58, Schedule No. 5, Clauses Nos. 59 to 70, Schedule No. 6, Clauses Nos. 71 to 87||
Clauses Nos. 88 to 100, Schedule No. 7, Clauses Nos. 101 to 105, 120 and 121, Schedule No. 8, Clauses Nos. 122, 124 and 125, remaining new Clauses, new Schedules||
Report to lie upon the Table.
3 Travel Concessions (Eligibility) Bill [Lords],-Miss Ann Widdecombe reported from Standing Committee A, That it had gone through the Travel Concessions (Eligibility) Bill [Lords], and made an Amendment thereunto.
Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow.
Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 385].
4 Extradition (Amendment),-Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the law on extradition: And that Mr John Maples, Sir George Young, Mr Stephen Dorrell, Mr Francis Maude, Richard Ottaway and Mr Andrew Tyrie do prepare and bring it in.
5 Extradition (Amendment) Bill,-Mr John Maples accordingly presented a Bill to amend the law on extradition: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 30th November and to be printed [Bill 52].
6 National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill;
And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time;
An Amendment was proposed to the Question, to leave out from the word 'That' to the end of the Question and add the words 'this House declines to give a Second Reading to the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill because it is irrelevant in the face of a worsening health care crisis; will lead to increased bureaucracy; increases political interference by augmenting the role of the Secretary of State; fails to deal with the downward spiral of morale afflicting health professionals; imposes unnecessary structural change which will further detract from patient care; and abolishes the community health councils, which have served the interests of patients and communities', instead thereof.-(Dr Liam Fox.)
And the Question being put, That the Amendment be made;
Tellers for the Ayes, Mrs Cheryl Gillan, Dr Julian Lewis: 192.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe, Mr Nick Ainger: 320.
So the Question was negatived.
And the Main Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 62 (Amendment on second or third reading);
Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe, Mr Nick Ainger: 310.
Tellers for the Noes, Dr Julian Lewis, Mrs Cheryl Gillan: 200.
So the Question was agreed to.
The Bill was accordingly read a second time.
7 National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill (Programme),-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Order [28th June], That the following provisions shall apply to the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill:
1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.
Programming of proceedings
2. All proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further message from the Lords) shall be programmed.
Proceedings in Standing Committee
3. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on 18th December 2001.
4. The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.
Consideration and Third Reading
5. Proceedings on consideration and Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock on the day on which those proceedings are commenced or, if that day is a Thursday, at Seven o'clock that day.
6. Sessional Order B (Programming Committees) made by the House on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading-(Mr Ian Pearson);
Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe, Mr Nick Ainger: 354.
Tellers for the Noes, Mrs Cheryl Gillan, Dr Julian Lewis: 148.
So the Question was agreed to.
8 National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill [Money],-Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill [Money];
A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of-
(a) any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State under the Act, and
(b) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other enactment-(Mr Ian Pearson):-It was agreed to.
9 Draft General Budget of the European Communities 2002,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119 (European Standing Committees), That this House takes note of the draft General Budget of the European Communities for the financial year 2002 (Volumes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9); and supports the Government's efforts to maintain budget discipline in the Community-(Mr Ian Pearson):-It was agreed to.
10 Public Petitions,-A Public Petition from residents of Canvey Island against the proposed erection of a mobile telephone antenna and cabin was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
11 Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Ian Pearson.)
And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till a quarter past Eleven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 11.15 p.m.
Michael J. Martin
Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock.
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
1 Friendly Societies,-Friendly Societies Act 1974 (Seal of the Financial Services Authority) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3729), dated 20th November 2001 [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].
2 Social Security,-Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 6) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3728), dated 20th November 2001 [by Act] [Dawn Primarolo].
3 Universities of Oxford and Cambridge,-Statute, dated 7th February 2001, made by the Governing Body of Oriel College, Oxford, amending the Statutes of the College [by Act] [Mr Robin Cook].
4 Cereals Marketing,-Report and Accounts of the Home-Grown Cereals Authority for 2000-01 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].
5 Public Petitions,-Observations by the Secretary of State for the Department of Health on the Petition [13th February] from mothers, midwives, families and residents of South Cumbria in support of the Helme Chase Maternity Unit [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].
6 Regulatory Reform,-Proposal under the Regulatory Reform Act 2001 for the Regulatory Reform (Voluntary Aided Schools Liabilities and Funding) (England) Order 2002, together with a statement by the Department for Education and Skills [by Act] [Secretary Estelle Morris].
7 Statutory Instruments (Notification),-Communication declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instrument had come into operation before copies were laid before Parliament, and explaining why such copies had not been so laid before the Instrument came into operation:
Railway Administration Order Rules 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3352) [The Speaker].
8 Tribunals and Inquiries,-Report of the Council on Tribunals for 2000-01 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 343] [Mr Michael Wills].
Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2718) and the Building (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3335),-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Malcolm Moss from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Order and Regulations); and nominated in substitution Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown.
Reports from Select Committees
1 Foreign Affairs,-(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee [British-US Relations]; to be printed [No. 327-ii]; and
(2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Foreign Policy Aspects of the War against Terrorism]; to be printed [No. 384-i]
2 Home Affairs,-(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee [The Government's Drugs Policy: Is It Working?]; to be printed [No. 318-iii]; and
(2) Memoranda laid before the Committee [The Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill]
3 International Development,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee [The Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan and the Surrounding Region]; to be printed [No. 300-iv] [Tony Baldry].
4 Statutory Instruments,-Tenth Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 135-x] [Mr David Tredinnick].
5 Trade and Industry,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Trade and Industry Committee [Energy Policy: Security of Supply]; to be printed [Nos. 364-iii and -iv] [Mr Martin O'Neill].
6 Transport, Local Government and the Regions,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Urban Affairs Sub-committee of the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee [Departmental Estimates and Annual Report 2001 and Recent Policy Developments]; to be printed [No. 373-i] [Andrew Bennett].
7 Treasury,-Seventh Special Report from the Treasury Committee [Government Response to the Fourth Report from the Committee (Session 2000-01) on The International Monetary Fund: A Blueprint for Parliamentary Accountability]; to be printed [No. 379] [Mr John McFall].
8 Welsh Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Welsh Affairs Committee [Transport in Wales]; to be printed [No. 378-i] [Mr Martyn Jones].
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Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall
[pursuant to the Order of 20th November 2000]
The sitting commenced at half-past Nine o'clock.
Adjournment,-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Mr Graham Stringer.)
And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 1.59 p.m.
Sir Alan Haselhurst
In the Votes and Proceedings for Tuesday 23rd October, item 1 (Controverted Elections (Fermanagh and South Tyrone, Election Petition) should read as follows:
The Speaker acquainted the House, That, as required by section 144 of the Representation of the People Act 1983, he had received the following Certificate from the Judges appointed to try the Election Petition relating to the Election for Fermanagh and South Tyrone:
We, the Right Honourable Sir Douglas Robert Carswell, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, and the Right Honourable Sir William Paschal McCollum, one of Her Majesty's Lords Justices of Appeal in Northern Ireland, being the judges selected pursuant to section 108(1) of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 and section 123 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 to be the judges for the trial of parliamentary election petitions, do hereby certify, pursuant to section 144(2) of the Representation of the People Act 1983, that Michelle Gildernew, being the Member whose election was complained of in the petition presented by James Leslie Cooper on 27 June 2001, was duly elected.
Dated this 19th day of October 2001.
And the said Certificate was ordered to be entered in the Journals of the House.