The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock.
1 Selection,-The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed [16th October], That Mr John Hayes be discharged from the Committee of Selection and Mr Peter Luff be added to the Committee;
Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Monday 28th October.
2 Northern Ireland Grand Committee,-Mr John McWilliam reported from the Northern Ireland Grand Committee that it had considered the proposal for a draft Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2002, referred to it on 17th October.
3 Adjournment (Local Government Finance Formula Grant Distribution),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Phil Woolas);
And it being Five o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put, pursuant to Order [17th October].
4 Adjournment (Asbestos in the work place),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Nick Ainger);
And it being Seven o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.
5 Business of the House,-Ordered, That at the sitting on Monday 28th October, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until any messages from the Lords relating to the Enterprise Bill shall have been received.-(Mr Ivor Caplin.)
6 Public Petitions,-Public Petitions from-
(1) Residents of Chesham Bois and others against the closure of the Post Office in Chesham Bois, and
(2) 'Consumers for Health Choice' and others against restrictions on the availability of natural health products
were presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
7 Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Ivor Caplin.)
And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-nine minutes past Seven o'clock, adjourned till Monday 28th October.
[Adjourned at 7.29 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 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 Murphy].
2 Terms and Conditions of Employment,-(1) Draft Maternity and Parental Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2002,
(2) draft Paternity and Adoption Leave Regulations 2002, and
(3) draft Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (Weekly Rates) Regulations 2002
[by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
3 Local Government,-Local Authorities (Goods and Services) (Public Bodies) (England) (No. 3) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2624), dated 17th October 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
4 Social Security,-Social Security (Claims and Payments and Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 3) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2660), dated 22nd October 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].
5 Defence Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of the Defence Dental Agency for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1236] [Mr Secretary Hoon].
6 Development of Tourism,-Report and Accounts of the British Tourist Authority for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].
7 National Lottery,-Report and Accounts of the New Opportunities Fund for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1180] [Clerk of the House].
8 Regulatory Reform,-Proposal for a Regulatory Reform (Removal of 20 Member Limit in Partnerships etc.) Order 2002, together with a statement by the Department of Trade and Industry [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].
1 Draft Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mrs Jacqui Lait from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger.
2 Northern Ireland Grand Committee,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Lembit Ípik from the Northern Ireland Grand Committee and nominated in substitution Mrs Patsy Calton.
Reports from Select Committees
1 Foreign Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee [Foreign Policy Aspects of the War against Terrorism]; to be printed [No. 1196-ii] [Donald Anderson].
2 International Development,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the International Development Committee [Afghanistan: the transition from humanitarian relief to reconstruction and development]; to be printed [No. 1260-i] [Tony Baldry].
3 Public Administration,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Public Administration [Public Appointments and Patronage]; to be printed [No. 686-ix] [Tony Wright].
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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 Two o'clock.
Adjournment (UN Charter on the Rights of the Child),-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Joan Ryan.)
And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 29th October.
[Adjourned at 5.29 p.m.
Sir Alan Haselhurst