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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 2nd March 2000

The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock.
1Kent County Council Bill [Lords],—The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Kent County Council Bill [Lords];
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday 9th March.
2Medway County Council Bill [Lords],—The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Medway Council Bill [Lords];
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday 9th March.
3Mersey Tunnels Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the second reading of the Mersey Tunnels Bill;
        Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday 9th March.
4Liaison,—Mr Giles Radice reported, pursuant to Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee), That the Liaison Committee had directed him to report that it had chosen the Fourth Report of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (Session 1998-99) on the Operation of the Fair Employment (Northern Ireland) Act 1989: Ten Years On and the Sixth Report from the International Development Committee (Session 1998-99) on Conflict Prevention and Post-Conflict Reconstruction to be debated on Wednesday, 15th March, pursuant to Standing Order No. 10 (Wednesday sittings), and the Order of 24th May 1999, in the last Session of Parliament, relating to sittings in Westminster Hall.
5Paliamentary Commissioner (Amendment) Bill [Lords],—The Parliamentary Commissioner (Amendment) Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 10th March and to be printed [Bill 79].
6Adjournment (Welsh Affairs),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Secretary Murphy);
        And it being Seven o'clock, The Motion for the Adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.
7Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Don Touhig.)
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-two minutes past Seven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 7.22 p.m.
Betty Boothroyd

Madam Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Nine o'clock.

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:
1Rating and Valuation,—Draft Electricity Supply Industry (Rateable Values) (England) Order 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
2Disabled Persons,—Rail Vehicle Accessibility (North Western Trains Class 175/0 and Class 175/1 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 524), dated 1st March 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
3Supreme Court (Northern Ireland),—Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) 2000 (S.R. (N.I.), 2000, No. 42), dated 29th February 2000 [by Act] [Mr David Lock].
Other Papers:
4Miscellaneous (No. 5, 2000),—Exchange of Notes, done at Washington on 21st July 1999, between the Three Governments of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Government of the United States of America concerning the application of non-proliferation assurances to low enriched uranium for retransfer to Taiwan, with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Cm. 4661] [Mr Secretary Cook].
5Public Petitions,—Observations by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the Petition [21st December] from Kenneth Beastall, residents of the constituency of Penrith and The Border and others for re-establishment of British sovereignty ceded to the European Commission [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].
Standing Committees
1Postal Services Bill,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Jimmy Hood an additional Chairman of Standing Committee B in respect of the Bill.
2Northern Ireland Grand Committee,—The Speaker has appointed Mr John McWilliam Chairman of the Northern Ireland Grand Committee in respect of its meeting on 9th March.
3Community Legal Service (Cost Protection) Regulations 2000, the draft Community Legal Service (Scope) Regulations 2000 and the Funding Code prepared by the Legal Services Commission in accordance with section 8 of the Access to Justice Act 1999 and as first approved by the Lord Chancellor in accordance with section 9(4) of that Act,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Mike Hancock Chairman of the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations and Code.
Reports from Select Committees
1Culture, Media and Sport,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [Whatever Happened to News at Ten?]; to be printed [No. 289-i] [Mr Gerald Kaufman].
2Health,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [The Role and Functioning of the General Medical Council]; to be printed [No. 299-i] [Mr David Hinchliffe].
3Liaison,—First Report from the Liaison Committee [Shifting the Balance: Select Committees and the Executive]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report (No. 300) [Mr Giles Radice].
4Public Administration,—Memorandum laid before the Committee [Making Government Work: Civil Service Reform]; to be printed [No. 238-i] [Dr Tony Wright].

Supplement to the Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 2nd March 2000
Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall
[pursuant to the Order of 24th May 1999]

The House met at half-past Two o'clock.
1Adjournment (Town and Country Parks),—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Jim Dowd.)
        And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 7th March.
[Adjourned at 5.02 p.m.
Sir Alan Haselhurst
Deputy Speaker        

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