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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 12th June 2000

The House met at half-past Two o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Bowen Wells reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 62) on Private Finance Initiative (House of Commons Paper No. 458).
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
2Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:
 
        The Lords do not insist on their Amendment to the Financial Services and Markets Bill to which the Commons have disagreed and agree to the Amendment proposed by the Commons in lieu thereof; and they agree without Amendment to the Amendment made by the Commons to the remaining Lords Amendment.
3Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill,—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee.
 
        A Clause (Community sentences: electronic monitoring of requirements)—(Mr Paul Boateng)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.
 
        Another Clause (Short-term prisoners: release subject to curfew conditions)—(Mr Paul Boateng)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.
 
        Another Clause (Remand centres)—(Jane Kennedy)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.
 
        Another Clause (Defence under section 8 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971)—(Mrs Anne Campbell)—brought up and read the first time.
 
        Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:—Clause, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Another Clause (Protection of Children Act 1978—maximum term of imprisonment)—(Mr David Lidington)—brought up and read the first time.
 
        Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:—Clause, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Another Clause (Sex Offenders Act 1997: Notification Period)—(Mr David Lidington)—brought up and read the first time.
 
        Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Peter Luff, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 151.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Graham Allen, Mr Robert Ainsworth: 261.
 
        Another Clause (Exclusion of assault on police from power to release short-term prisoners on licence)—(Mr David Lidington)—brought up and read the first time.
 
        Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Peter Luff, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 123.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Graham Allen, Mr Robert Ainsworth: 280.
 
        Amendment (No. 122) proposed to the Bill, in page 2, line 10, at the end, to insert the words—
 
        '(d) the education of offenders, in particular about the impact of crime on the victims of crime and the public.'.—(Mr Nick Hawkins.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 123) proposed to the Bill, in page 5, line 3, to leave out the words 'community rehabilitation' and to insert the word 'probation' instead thereof.—(Mr Nick Hawkins.)
 
        Question put, That the Amendment be made.
 
        The House divided.
 
          Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Peter Luff, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 122.
 
          Tellers for the Noes, Mr Graham Allen, Mr Robert Ainsworth: 289.
 
        It being Ten o'clock, further consideration of the Bill stood adjourned.
4Business of the House,—A Motion was made, and the question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business), That, at this day's sitting, the Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour—(Mr David Jamieson):—It was agreed to.
5Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill,—The House again proceeded to consider the Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 124) proposed to the Bill, in page 5, line 11, at the end, to insert the words—
 
        '(4) Before giving approval to a hostel or other premises under subsection (1), the Secretary of State must be satisfied that the local community has been adequately consulted about the establishment of the hostel or other premises and that arrangements are in place for liaison with the local community about the operation of the hostel or other premises after approval is given.'.—(Mr Nick Hawkins.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Amendments (Nos. 7 to 25) made to the Bill.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 130) proposed to the Bill, in page 25, line 16, after 'A', to insert the words 'or Class B'.—(Mr Nick Hawkins.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Other Amendments (Nos. 26 to 46) made to the Bill.
 
        Another Amendment (No. 6) proposed to the Bill, in page 43, line 31, to leave out Clause 61.—(Jackie Ballard.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        Other Amendments (Nos. 47 to 119) made to the Bill.
 
        The Bill was read the third time and passed.
6Social Security,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Social Security and Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2000, which were laid before this House on 10th May, be approved—(Mr Mike Hall):—It was agreed to.
7Companies,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Local Authority (Stocks and Bonds) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, which were laid before this House on 12th May, be approved—(Mr Mike Hall):—It was agreed to.
8Companies,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Uncertificated Securities (Amendment) Regulations 2000, which were laid before this House on 12th May, be approved—(Mr Mike Hall):—It was agreed to.
9Northern Ireland,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Northern Ireland (Emergency and Prevention of Terrorism Provisions) (Continuance) Order 2000, which were laid before this House on 22nd May, be approved—(Mr Mike Hall):—It was agreed to.
10Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs,—Ordered, That Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson be added to the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee.—(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
11Northern Ireland Affairs,—Ordered, That Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson be discharged from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, and Mr William Thompson be added to the Committee.—(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
12Public Petitions,—Public Petitions from—
 
        (1) British Anti-Blood Sports for an end to hunting with hounds; and
 
        (2) citizens of the United Kingdom against the introduction of legislation to ban foxhunting
 
    were presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
13Adjournment,—A Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Mike Hall);
Tuesday 13th June 2000
 
        Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till two minutes past Twelve o'clock on Tuesday morning, adjourned till this day.
[Adjourned at 12.02 a.m.
Betty Boothroyd
Speaker        

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

APPENDIX I
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:
1Criminal Law,—Draft Criminal Justice Act 1993 (Extension of Group A Offences) Order 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
2Building and Buildings,—Building Regulations (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1554), dated 12th June 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
3London Government,—(1) GLA Roads and Side Roads (Transfer of Property etc.) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1552), dated 12th June 2000,
 
        (2) Greater London Highways and Road Traffic (Various Provisions) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1547), dated 9th June 2000,
 
        (3) Highways (Traffic Calming) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1511), dated 8th June 2000,
 
        (4) London Regional Transport (Transitional Modifications) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1504), dated 5th June 2000, and
 
        (5) Transport for London (Specified Activities) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1548), dated 8th June 2000
 
    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott], and
 
        (6) Greater London Authority Act 1999 (Consequential Amendments of Subordinate Legislation) (Fire etc. Authority) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1553), dated 11th June 2000, and
 
        (7) Greater London Authority Act 1999 (Consequential Amendments) (Police) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1549), dated 8th June 2000
 
    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw].
4Seeds,—Seeds (Fees) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1542), dated 7th June 2000 [by Act] [Mr Nicholas Brown].
5Social Security,—(1) Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (General) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1471), and
 
        (2) Social Security (Benefits for Widows and Widowers) (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1483),
 
    dated 5th June 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].
6Town and Country Planning,—(1) Town and Country Planning (London Spatial Development Strategy) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1491), and
 
        (2) Town and Country Planning (Mayor of London) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1493),
 
    dated 5th June 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
Other Papers:
7General Medical Council,—Accounts of the General Medical Council for 1999 [by Act] [Margaret Beckett].
8Hunting with Dogs,—Paper, entitled Report of the Committee of Inquiry into Hunting with Dogs in England and Wales, together with a CD-ROM including evidence to the Inquiry [by Command] [Cm. 4763] [Mr Secretary Straw].
9National Audit,—Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Charitable funds associated with NHS bodies [by Act]; to be printed [No. 516] [Clerk of the House].
APPENDIX II
Reports from Select Committees
Public Accounts,—(1) Twenty-fourth Report from the Committee of Public Accounts [The Passport Delays of Summer 1999]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 208];
 
        (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [National Savings: Public-Private Partnership with Siemens Business Services]; to be printed [No. 566-i]; and
 
        (3) Memorandum laid before the Committee [The Millennium Dome: Accounting Officer Direction]
 
    [Mr David Davis].



 
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