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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 20th April 2000

The House met at half-past Nine o'clock, pursuant to Order [23rd March].
1Contingencies Fund 1998-99,—Ordered, That there be laid before this House Accounts of the Contingencies Fund, 1998-99, showing—
        (1) The receipts and payments in connection with the Fund in the year ended the 31st day of March 1999.
        (2) The distribution of the capital of the Fund at the commencement and close of the year; with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon,—(Mr Don Touhig.)
2Mersey Tunnels Bill,—Ordered, That the Mersey Tunnels Bill be read a second time on Thursday 4th May.
3School Crossings (Amendment) Bill,—Ordered, That the School Crossings (Amendment) Bill be read a second time on Friday 9th June.
4Adjournment,—A Motion was made, pursuant to Order [23rd March], That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Don Touhig);
        And the Question being proposed;
        And it being Eleven o'clock, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings to permit a Ministerial statement to be made;
        And the Question being again proposed;
        And it being half-past Twelve o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.
5Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from people in London for aid to be directed to education for child labourers was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
6Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Tony McNulty);
        And it being One o'clock, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House, without Question put, till Tuesday 2nd May, pursuant to Orders [1st and 23rd March].
[Adjourned at 1 p.m.
Betty Boothroyd

Madam Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock on Tuesday 2nd May.

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
1Civil Aviation,—Air Navigation (Cosmic Radiation) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1104), dated 19th April 2000 [by Act] [Margaret Beckett.]
2Education,—Education (National Curriculum) (Exceptions at Key Stage 4) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1140), dated 19th April 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
Other Papers:
3Contingencies Fund, 1998-99,—Accounts of the Contingencies Fund for 1998-99, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [pursuant to Order this day]; to be printed [No. 438] [Mr Stephen Timms].
4Treaty Series (No. 42, 2000),—Exchange of Notes, done at London on 31st January 2000, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Italian Republic extending the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters to the Isle of Man [by Command] [Cm. 4684] [Mr Secretary Cook].
5Treaty Series (No. 43, 2000),—Partnership and Co-operation Agreement, done at Luxembourg on 22nd April 1996, between the European Communities and their Member States of the one part, and Georgia of the other part, with Final Act [by Command] [Cm. 4685] [Mr Secretary Cook].
6United Nations,—United Nations (Sanctions) (Amendment) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000 No. 1106) dated 19th April 2000 [by Act] [Margaret Beckett].

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