The House met at half-past Nine o'clock.
1 Message from the Lords,-A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:
Police Reform Bill [Lords],-The Lords have passed a Bill to make new provision about the supervision, administration, functions and conduct of police forces, police officers and other persons serving with, or carrying out functions in relation to, the police; to amend police powers and to provide for the exercise of police powers by persons who are not police officers; to amend the law relating to anti-social behaviour orders; and for connected purposes; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.
2 Police Reform Bill [Lords],-The Police Reform Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Monday 29th April and to be printed [Bill 127].
Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Police Reform Bill [Lords] be printed [Bill 127-EN].
3 Adjournment (The quality of life in local communities),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Fraser Kemp);
And it being Eleven o'clock, the Deputy Speaker interrupted the proceedings, pursuant to Standing Order No. 11 (Friday sittings).
And the Question being again proposed, That this House do now adjourn;
The Motion was, with leave of the House, withdrawn.
4 Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Nick Ainger);
And it being half-past Two o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.
5 Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Nick Ainger.)
And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till eight minutes to Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 29th April.
[Adjourned at 2.52 p.m.
Michael J. Martin
Mr 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:
1 Atomic Energy and Radioactive Substances,-Radioactive Substances (Natural Gas) Exemption Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1177), dated 25th April 2002 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].
2 Public Petitions,-Observations by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health on the Petition [12th March] from Desiree Marie Eriksson-Hills and others for exemption of transplant patients from prescription charges [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].
In yesterday's Votes and Proceedings, in Appendix II, item 1, relating to the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [Lords], should be omitted.