The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock.
1 Private Bills [Lords] (No Standing Order not previously inquired into applicable),-The Speaker laid upon the Table a Report from one of the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills, That, in the case of the following Bill, originating in the Lords and referred after the First Reading thereof, no Standing Order not previously inquired into is applicable thereto, viz.:
Milford Haven Port Authority Bill [Lords].
Bill to be read a second time.
2 London Development Agency Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the London Development Agency Bill;
Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday 27th June.
3 First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,-Mr Peter Pike reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963 (Schedule 4) (Amendment) Order 2002.
Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
4 Adjournment (Energy-Towards 2050),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Jim Fitzpatrick);
And it being Seven o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.
5 Public Petitions,-A Public Petition from supporters of 'RoadPeace' for more severe punishments for offences which result in road death and injury was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
6 Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Gerry Sutcliffe.)
And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till half-past Seven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 7.30 p.m.
Michael J. Martin
Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Nine o'clock.
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:
1 Northern Ireland,-Draft Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Designation of Public Authorities) Order 2002 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Reid].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
2 Utilities,-Draft Social and Environmental Guidance to the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].
3 Convention on the Future of Europe,-Second Progress Report from the United Kingdom National Parliament Representatives to the Convention on the Future of Europe [The Speaker].
4 Financial Services,-Report and Accounts of the Financial Services Authority for 2001-02 [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].
5 Health Service Commissioner,-Fifth Report of the Health Service Ombudsman, Session 2001-02: Annual Report for 2001-02 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 887] [Clerk of the House].
Draft Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963 (Schedule 4) (Amendment) Order 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Nick Harvey from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Bob Russell.
Reports from Select Committees
1 Draft Communications Bill,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Joint Committee on the Draft Communications Bill; to be printed [No. 876-vi] [Nick Harvey].
2 Health,-(1) Second Report from the Health Committee [National Institute for Clinical Excellence], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 515]; and
(2) remainder of the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee on 15th May [Role and Functioning of the NHS Appointments Commission]; to be printed [No. 833-i]
3 Home Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee [The Conduct of Investigations into Past Cases of Abuse in Children's Homes]; to be printed [No. 836-v] [Mr Chris Mullin].
4 Liaison,-First Special Report from the Liaison Committee [Evidence from the Prime Minister]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 984] [Mr Alan Williams].
5 Procedure,-Third Report from the Procedure Committee [Parliamentary Questions], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 622] [Sir Nicholas Winterton].
6 Public Administration,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Public Administration [Ombudsman Issues]; to be printed [No. 563-iii] [Tony Wright].
[W.H., No. 94]
Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall
[pursuant to the Order of 20th November 2000]
The sitting commenced at half-past Two o'clock.
Adjournment (Equal Opportunities in the Armed Forces),-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Jim Fitzpatrick.)
And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 25th June.
[Adjourned at 4.46 p.m.
Sir Alan Haselhurst