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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 7th July 2000

The House met at half-past Nine o'clock.
1Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords as follows:
        The Lords have agreed to the Amendments made by this House to the London Local Authorities Bill [Lords], without Amendment.
        Life Peerages (Appointments Commission) Bill [Lords],—The Lords have passed a Bill to establish a Commission to make proposals for the conferment of life peerages under the Life Peerages Act 1958; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.
2Public Petition,—A Public Petition from residents of Laindon and Basildon for a duty on owners of shopping centres to provide for adequate cleaning, maintenance and security was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
3Adjournment (Report of the Committee of Inquiry into Hunting with Dogs in England and Wales (Cm. 4763)),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Robert Ainsworth);
        And it being half-past Two o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.
4Broadcasting,—Ordered, That, for the purpose of its approval, the Amendment (Cm. 4797), dated 3rd July 2000, to the Agreement (Cm. 3152), dated 25th January 1996, between the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the British Broadcasting Corporation shall be treated as if it were an instrument subject to the provisions of Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation).—(Jim Dowd.)
5Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Jim Dowd.)
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till two minutes to Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 10th July.
[Adjourned at 2.58 p.m.
Betty Boothroyd

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

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:
1Constitutional Law,—Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
2Channel Tunnel,—Channel Tunnel (International Arrangements) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1775), dated 6th July 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw].
3Disabled Persons,—(1) Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Anglia Railways Class 170/2 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1770), and
        (2) Rail Vehicle Accessibility (ScotRail Class 170/4 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1769)
    dated 5th July 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
4Immigration,—Immigration (Control of Entry through Republic of Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 1776), dated 6th July 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw].
Other Papers:
5Education and Employment,—Department of Education and Employment Minute concerning a contingent liability consequent on the development and implementation by the Employment Service and Electronic Data Services (EDS) of the 'Modernising the Employment Service' Programme [by Command] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
6Development of Tourism,—Report and Accounts of the Scottish Tourist Board for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].
7Treaty Series (No. 75, 2000),—Exchange of Notes, done at Jakarta 20th and 30th July 1999, extending the agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Republic of Indonesia for the Promotion and Protection of Investments signed at London on 27th April 1976 to Bermuda, the Isle of Man and the Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey [by Command] [Cm. 4753] [Mr Secretary Cook].
8Treaty Series (No. 76, 2000),—Exchange of Notes, done at Kinshasa on 13th January 1997 and Brazzaville on 18th February 1997, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of the Congo concerning Certain Commercial Debts (The United Kingdom/Congo Debt Agreement No. 4 (1996)) [by Command] [Cm. 4756] [Mr Secretary Cook].
Standing Committees
1Children (Leaving Care) Bill [Lords],—The Speaker has appointed Mr Bill Olner an additional Chairman of Standing Committee A in respect of the Bill.
2Draft Social Security Amendment (Students) Regulations 2000,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Eric Illsley Chairman of the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations, in place of Mr Jonathan Sayeed.
European Standing Committees
3The Speaker has appointed Mr Joe Benton Chairman of European Standing Committee B in respect of European Union Document No. 8795/00 and COM(00) 268 relating to financial assistance to the Western Balkans and revision of the financial perspective, together with the unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum submitted by HM Treasury on 27th June 2000 relating to the Preliminary Draft Budget 2001.

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