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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 6th July 2000

The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock.
PRAYERS.
1Mersey 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 13th July.
2Police (Northern Ireland) Bill,—Mr Edward O'Hara reported from Standing Committee B, That it had gone through the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill, and made Amendments thereunto.
 
        Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 155].
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 692].
3Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr John Cummings reported from the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) Order 2000.
 
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
4Estimates [2nd allotted day],—The House proceeded, pursuant to Resolution [27th June], to consider the estimates appointed for consideration under Standing Order No. 54 (Consideration of estimates).
 
        Estimates, 2000-01 (Class XVI, Vote 4),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That a further, revised sum, not exceeding £482,077,000 be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to complete or defray the charges which will come in course of payment during the year ending on 31st March 2001 for expenditure by the Customs and Excise Department on the administration of taxation; the operation of customs and revenue controls and other Customs and Excise-related services, and payments in respect of Shipbuilder's Relief and the Customs and Excise National Museum—(Mr Kevin Hughes);
 
        And it being three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion, the Deputy Speaker interrupted the proceedings, pursuant to Resolution [27th June], and the Question necessary to dispose of the proceedings was deferred, pursuant to paragraph (4) of Standing Order No. 54 (Consideration of Estimates).
 
        Estimates, 2000-01 (Class XII, Vote 3),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That a further, revised sum, not exceeding £1,110,424,000 be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to complete or defray the charges which will come in course of payment during the year ending on 31st March 2001 for expenditure by the Department of Social Security on administration, for agency payments, expenditure incurred as part of the Welfare to Work initiative, expenditure on behalf of the Department of Health, and for certain other services, including grants to local authorities and voluntary organisations and other organisations—(Mr Clive Betts);
 
        And it being Seven o'clock, the Deputy Speaker interrupted the proceedings, and the Question necessary to dispose of the proceedings was deferred, pursuant to paragraph (4) of Standing Order No. 54 (Consideration of estimates) and the Sessional Order [25th October 1999, in the last Session of Parliament].
 
        The Deputy Speaker, pursuant to paragraph (5) of Standing Order No. 54 (Consideration of estimates), put the deferred Questions on Estimates, 2000-01 (Class XVI, Vote 4 and Class XII, Vote 3).
Class XVI, Vote 4
 
        Resolved, That a further, revised sum, not exceeding £482,077,000 be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to complete or defray the charges which will come in course of payment during the year ending on 31st March 2001 for expenditure by the Customs and Excise Department on the administration of taxation; the operation of customs and revenue controls and other Customs and Excise-related services; and payments in respect of Shipbuilder's Relief and the Customs and Excise National Museum.
Class XII, Vote 3
 
        Resolved, That a further, revised sum, not exceeding £1,110,424,000 be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to complete or defray the charges which will come in course of payment during the year ending on 31st March 2001 for expenditure by the Department of Social Security on administration, for agency payments, expenditure incurred as part of the Welfare to Work initiative, expenditure on behalf of the Department of Health, and for certain other services, including grants to local authorities and voluntary organisations and other organisations.
5Estimates and Supplementary Estimates, 2000-01,—The Deputy Speaker then put forthwith the Question necessary to dispose of proceedings on other estimates appointed for consideration this day, pursuant to Standing Order No. 54 (Consideration of estimates) and the Sessional Order [25th October 1999, in the last Session of Parliament].
 
        Resolved, That a further sum not exceeding £133,029,399,000 be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to complete or defray the charges for Defence and Civil Services for the year ending on 31st March 2001, as set out in House of Commons Papers Nos. 374, 375, 376, 377 and 567.
 
        Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the foregoing Resolutions: And that the Chairman of Ways and Means, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Andrew Smith, Dawn Primarolo, Mr Stephen Timms and Miss Melanie Johnson do prepare and bring it in.
6Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill,—Mr Stephen Timms accordingly presented a Bill to apply a sum out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the year ending on 31st March 2001; to appropriate the supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and to repeal certain Consolidated Fund and Appropriation Acts: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 151].
7Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Graham Allen.)
 
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-nine minutes to Eight o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 7.31 p.m.
Betty Boothroyd
Speaker        

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

APPENDIX I
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:
1Local Government Finance,—Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 68) on the 2000/2001 Special Grant for Kosovan Evacuees [by Act]; to be printed [No. 636] [Mr Secretary Straw].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution.
2Education,—(1) Education (Funding for Teacher Training) Designation (No. 2) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1750), and
 
        (2) Hendon College (Dissolution) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1751),
 
    dated 5th July 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
3National Health Service,—Health Service Medicines (Control of Prices of Specified Generic Medicines) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1763), dated 6th July 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Milburn].
Other Papers:
4Development of Tourism,—Accounts of the Scottish Tourist Board for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 686] [Clerk of the House].
5Financial Reporting to Parliament,—Departmental Resource Accounts of the Welsh Office for 1st April to 30th June 1999, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Command] [Mr Secretary Murphy].
6Financial Services,—Report and Accounts of the Financial Services Authority for 1999-2000 [by Act] [Miss Melanie Johnson].
7Industrial Development,—Report for 1999-2000 by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, the First Minister of the Scottish Parliament and the First Secretary of the National Assembly for Wales under the Industrial Development Act 1982 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 674] [Mr Secretary Byers].
8Prisons,—Report of the Prisons Ombudsman for 1999-2000 [by Command] [Cm. 4730] [Mr Secretary Straw].
APPENDIX II
Reports from Select Committees
1Environmental Audit,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environmental Audit Committee [Costing the Environment: Setting Water Prices for 2000-2005]; to be printed [No. 597-iii]; and
 
        (2) Memorandum laid before the Committee [Government Observations on the Third Report from the Committee—Comprehensive Spending Review: Government Response and Follow-up]
 
    [Mr John Horam].
2Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs,—(1) Twelfth Report from the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee [UK Biodiversity]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 441-I]; and
 
        (2) Thirteenth Report from the Committee [The Planning Inspectorate and Public Inquiries], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 364-I and III]
 
    [Mr Andrew F. Bennett].
3International Development,—(1) Sixth Report from the International Development Committee [ECGD, Developmental Issues and the Ilisu Dam]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 211]; and
 
        (2) Part of the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The Effectiveness of EC Development Assistance]; to be printed [No. 669-ii]
 
    [Mr Bowen Wells].
4Treasury,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee of the Treasury Committee [HM Treasury]; to be printed [No. 492-v] [Mr Giles Radice].


Supplement to the Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 6th July 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.
PRAYERS.
Adjournment (Development of Community Legal Services),—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Mr David Lock.)
 
        And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 11th July.
[Adjourned at 4.02 p.m.
Sir Alan Haselhurst
Deputy Speaker        



 
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