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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Monday 26th June 2000

The House met at half-past Two o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Global Cultural Diversity Congress (Singh Inquiry),—Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there shall be laid before this House a Return of the Review of events leading up to the cancellation of the Global Cultural Diversity Congress, including possible implications for corporate governance of the Commission for Racial Equality, by Gurbux Singh.—(Mr Mike O'Brien.)
2First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Bill Olner reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Criminal Justice Act 1993 (Extension of Group A Offences) Order 2000.
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
3Census (Amendment) Bill [Lords] [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Census (Amendment) Bill [Lords] [Money];
 
        Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Census (Amendment) Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other enactment.—(Mr Stephen Timms.)
4Judgments,—A Motion was made and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 (Amendment) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 5th June, be approved.—(Mr David Clelland.):—It was agreed to.
5Contracts,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Contracts (Applicable Law) Act 1990 (Amendment) Order 2000, which was laid before this House on 5th June, be approved—(Mr David Clelland.):—It was agreed to.
6Northern Ireland,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Restoration of Devolved Government) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1445), dated 27th May 2000, a copy of which was laid before this House on 5th June, be approved—(Mr David Clelland.):—It was agreed to.
7Northern Ireland,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1446), dated 27th May 2000, a copy of which was laid before this House on 5th June, be approved—(Mr David Clelland.):—It was agreed to.
8Local Government,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft London Local Authorities (Charges for Stopping Up Orders) Regulations 2000, which were laid before this House on 8th June, be approved—(Mr David Clelland):—It was agreed to.
9Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate Bill [Lords],—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate Bill [Lords], as amended in the Standing Committee.
 
        Amendment (No. 1) proposed to the Bill, in page 1, line 18, at the end, to insert the words—
 
        ", which inspection shall include consideration of the internal employment practices of the Service with particular reference to equal opportunities issues."—(Mr Andrew Dismore.)
 
        Question proposed, That the Amendment be made:—Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
 
        The Bill was read the third time, and passed, with an Amendment.
10Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Kevin Hughes.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till two minutes to Six o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 5.58 p.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:
1Medical Profession,—Draft Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) Order 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].
2Trade Union and Labour Relations,—Draft Code of Practice on Industrial Action Ballots and Notice to Employers [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
3Civil Aviation,—Air Navigation Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1562), dated 14th June 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescot].
4Housing,—Housing (Right to Acquire) (Discount) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1622), dated 19th June 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
5Patents,—Patents (Convention Countries) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1560), dated 14th June 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
6Universities of Oxford and Cambridge,—Statute, dated 8th March 2000, made by the University fo Oxford, amending the Statutes of the University [by Act] [Margaret Beckett].
7Value Added Tax,—Value Added Tax (Refund of Tax) (No. 3) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1672), dated 26th June 2000 [by Act] [Dawn Primarolo].
Other Papers:
8Broadcasting,—Review, Report and Financial Statement of the Boradcasting Standards Commission for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].
9Foreign and Commonwealth Office,—Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minute, dated 22nd June 2000, concerning the indemnification of works of art lent to the British Council for exhibition to be held in a number of overseas locations during the second half of the financial year 2000-01 [by Command] [Mr Secretary Cook].
10Global Cultural Diversity Congress,—Return to an Address to Her Majesty this day for a Return of the Review, by Mr Gurbux Singh, of events leading to the cancellation of the Global Cultural Diversity Congress, including possible implications for corporate governance of the Commission for Racial Equality; to be printed [No. 565] [Mr Secretary Straw].
11Medical Profession,—Report on the public consultation on proposals to amend the Medical Act 1983 [by Command] [Mr Secretary Milburn].
12National Audit,—Report by theComptroller and Auditor General on the refinancing of the Fazakerley PFI prison contract [by Act]; to be printed [No. 584] [Clerk of the House].
13Treaty Series (No. 68, 2000),—Agreement, done at London on 1st March 2000, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Mongolia concerning Air Services [by Command] [Cm. 4742] [Mr Secretary Cook].
14Treaty Series (No. 69, 2000),—Protocol, done at Montreal on 30th September 1977, relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago) 1944 [by Command] [Cm. 4743] [Mr Secretary Cook].
APPENDIX II
Standing Committees
1Draft Criminal Justice Act 1993 (Extension of Group A Offences) Order 2000,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr David Chaytor and Mr Phil Sawford from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order); and nominated in substitution Mr David Borrow and Christine Butler.
2Draft Attorney General's Salary Order 2000,—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr George Mudie from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Order), and nominated in substitution Mr David Crausby.
3Draft Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Designation of Public Authorities) Order 2000,—The Speaker has appointed Mrs Irene Adams Chairman of the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Designation of Public Authorities) Order 2000, in place of Dr Ashok Kumar.



 
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