The House met at half-past Two o'clock.
1 Industrial Development (Financial Assistance) Bill,-Secretary Patricia Hewitt, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Secretary Prescott, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Secretary Murphy, Mrs Secretary Liddell, Secretary Peter Hain and Alan Johnson, presented (under Standing Order No. 50 (Procedure upon bills whose main object is to create a charge upon the public revenue)) a Bill to amend section 8(5) of the Industrial Development Act 1982: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 5].
Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Industrial Development (Financial Assistance) Bill be printed [Bill 5-EN].
2 Queen's Speech (Motion for an Address),-The Order of the Day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 13th November, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:
We, Your Majesty's dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament;
And the Question being again proposed:-The House resumed the adjourned Debate.
Ordered, That the Debate be now adjourned.-(Derek Twigg.)
Debate to be resumed to-morrow.
3 Business of the House,-Ordered, That, at the sitting on Thursday 21st November-
(a) notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents) the Speaker shall put the questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of the Prime Minister relating to Fisheries not later than four hours after their commencement; and
(b) notwithstanding the practice of the House in relation to motions relating to the Committee of Selection, the Motion in the name of Mr Keith Hill relating to the Committee of Selection may be made during the time of public business and the Speaker shall put the questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on it not later than one hour after their commencement,
and proceedings under this Order may continue, though opposed, after the moment of interruption.-(Derek Twigg.)
4 Business of the House,-Ordered, That Private Members' Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 31st January and 7th and 28th February and 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th March and 4th April and 16th May and 13th and 20th June and 4th and 11th July 2003.-(Derek Twigg.)
5 Agriculture,-Ordered, That the Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Additional Designations) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2614), be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.-(Derek Twigg.)
6 Home Affairs,-Ordered, That Mr Humfrey Malins and Angela Watkinson be discharged from the Home Affairs Committee and Mr James Clappison and Miss Ann Widdecombe be added to the Committee.-(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
7 International Development,-Ordered, That Mr Andrew Robathan be discharged from the International Development Committee and Alistair Burt be added to the Committee.-(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
8 Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Derek Twigg.)
And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till half-past Ten o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 10.30 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 Affirmative Resolution:
1 Church of England (General Synod) (Measures),-Measure passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, entitled Church of England (Pensions) Measure [by Act]; to be printed [No. 73] [Clerk of the House].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
2 Family Proceedings,-Children (Allocation of Proceedings) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2002 (S.R.(N.I.), 2002, No. 350), dated 18th November 2002 [by Statutory Instrument] [Ms Rosie Winterton].
3 Value Added Tax,-Value Added Tax Tribunals (Amendment) Rules 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2851), dated 16th November 2002 [by Act] [Ms Rosie Winterton].
4 Church of England (General Synod) (Measures),-Report by the Ecclesiastical Committee on the Church of England (Pensions) Measure [by Act]; to be printed [No. 74] [Clerk of the House].
5 National Audit,-Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on The PFI Contract for the redevelopment of West Middlesex University Hospital [by Act]; to be printed [No. 49] [Clerk of the House].
6 Resource Accounts, 2001-02,-Resource Accounts of the Public Record Office for 2001-02,with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 11] [Ruth Kelly].
7 Work and Pensions,-Paper, entitled Pathways to work: Helping people into employment [by Command] [Cm. 5690] [Mr Secretary Smith].
1 Draft Northern Ireland (Designation of Public Authorities) Order 2002,-The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr David Kidney from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Gareth Thomas.
2 Excise Duties (Personal Reliefs) (Revocation) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 2691),-The Committee of Selection has discharged Ann Keen from the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the Order); and nominated in substitution Mr Anthony D. Wright.
Reports from Select Committees
1 Health,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [Sexual Health]; to be printed [No. 69-i] [John Austin].
2 Human Rights,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Joint Committee on Human Rights [United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child]; to be printed [No. 81-i] [Jean Corston].
3 Public Accounts,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts [The Public Private Partnership for National Air Traffic Services Ltd]; to be printed [No. 80-i] [Mr Edward Leigh].
4 Welsh Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Welsh Affairs Committee [The primary legislative process as it affects Wales]; to be printed [No. 79-i] [Mr Martyn Jones].
In the Votes and Proceedings of Thursday 24th October, in the last Session of Parliament, in Appendix I, item 8 (Regulatory Reform), which appeared under the heading Other Papers, should have appeared under the heading Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution, as follows:
Regulatory Reform,-Draft 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].
In the Votes and Proceedings of Friday 15th November 2002, in Appendix I, item 4(2), the Carriers' Liability Regulations 2002, should have the number S.I., 2002, No 2817.