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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 14th December 2000

The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock.


1    Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill,-Mr Secretary Milburn, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Secretary Prescott, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Secretary Smith, Mr Secretary Murphy and Ms Yvette Cooper, presented a Bill to control the advertising and promotion of tobacco products; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 6].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill be printed [Bill 6-EN].

2    Public Accounts,-Resolved, That this House takes note of the 39th and 41st Reports of the Committee of Public Accounts of Session 1998-99, of the 1st to 9th and 11th to 37th Reports of Session 1999-2000, and of the Treasury Minutes on these Reports (Cm. 4576, 4593, 4656, 4695, 4688, 4732, 4758, 4798, 4822, 4863, 4886 and 4901).-(Mr David Davis.)

3    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Don Touhig.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till nine minutes past Five o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 5.09 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

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


Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

    1    European Communities,-Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (The Convention on Mutual Assistance and Co-operation between Customs Administrations (Naples II)) Order 2001 [by Act] [Dawn Primarolo].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    2    Local Government,-Local Authorities (Capital Finance and Accounts) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 3237), dated 11th December 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    3    Magistrates' Courts,-(1) Approval of Enforcement Agencies Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 3279), dated 13th December 2000;

    (2) Enforcement of Warrants (Disclosure of Information) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 3277), dated 13th December 2000, and

    (3) Magistrates' Courts Warrants (Specification of Provisions) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 3278) , dated 14th December 2000

    [by Act] [Mr David Lock].

    4    Road Traffic,-(1) Motor Vehicles (Type Approval of Reduced Pollution Adaptations) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 3275), and

    (2) Vehicle Excise Duty (Reduced Pollution) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 3274)

    dated 14th December 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    5    Social Security (Northern Ireland),-Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Modification) (No. 2) Order 2000 (S.I., 2000, No. 3254), dated 13th December 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

    6    Supreme Court (Northern Ireland),-Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 3) 2000 (S.R.(N.I.), 2000, No. 393), dated 13th December 2000 [by Act] [Mr David Lock].

Other Papers:

    7    Football Spectators,-Report and Accounts of the Football Licensing Authority for 1999-2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].

    8    National Loans,-Accounts of the Consolidated Fund and National Loans Fund for 1999-2000, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 7] [Clerk of the House]; and

    (2) Supplementary Statements of Accounts of the Consolidated Fund and National Loans Fund for 1999-2000 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 8] [Mr Stephen Timms].

    9    Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions,-Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Pay and Allowances) Order 2000, dated 13th December 2000 [by Act] [Margaret Beckett].

    10    Northern Ireland,-Northern Ireland Office Minute, dated 14th December 2000, amending the terms of the Minute, laid on 31st March 1998, concerning a contingent liability consequent upon indemnification of Lord Saville, Sir Edward Somers and William Hoyt, Counsel to the Inquiry and the Inquiry Secretariat, to extend the indemnification granted to named members of the Tribunal of Inquiry to all Members of the Tribunal [by Command] [Mr Secretary Mandelson].

    11    Science and Technology,-Accounts of the Research Councils' Pension Schemes for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 74] [Clerk of the House].

    12    Terrorism,-Draft Code of Practice for the audio recording of police interviews with persons detained under section 41 of, and Schedule 7 to, the Terrorism Act 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Straw].

    13    Trade and Industry,-Department of Trade and Industry Minute, dated 14th December 2000, concerning a contingent liability in respect of arrangements to provide indemnities to Training and Enterprise Councils, Chambers of Commerce Training and Enterprise and Business Links and other Organisations for liabilities which arise after the TTEC/CCTE licence with Government ceases [by Command] [Mr Secretary Byers].


Reports from Select Committees

    1    Culture, Media and Sport,-(1) First Special Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [Review of Reports, Recommendations and Responses, 1997-2000]; to be printed [No. 57]; and

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The Operation of the National Lottery]; to be printed [No. 56-i]

    [Mr Gerald Kaufman].

    2    Health,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [Public Health]; to be printed [No. 30-ii] [Mr David Hinchliffe].

    3    Treasury,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Sub-Committee of the Treasury Committee [HM Treasury]; to be printed [No. 73-i] [Mr Giles Radice].

[W.H., No. 1]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

[pursuant to the Order of 20th November 2000]

The sitting commenced at half-past Two o'clock.


    Adjournment (The Quadripartite Committee Reports on Strategic Export Controls and the Government's responses thereto),-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Mrs Anne McGuire.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 19th December.

[Adjourned at 5.30 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst
Deputy Speaker

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