The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock.
1 City of London (Ward Elections) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for further consideration of the City of London (Ward Elections) Bill, as amended by the Chairman of Ways and Means;
Ordered, That the Bill be further considered on Thursday 26th April.
2 Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill [Lords],-Mr Bill O'Brien reported from Standing Committee B, That it had gone through the Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill [Lords], and made an Amendment thereunto.
Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow.
Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 415].
3 Air Travellers (Provision of Health Information) Bill,-The Order for reading the Air Travellers (Provision of Health Information) Bill a second time to-morrow was read and discharged.
Bill to be read a second time on Friday 11th May.
4 Business of the House,-Ordered, That-
(1) at the sitting on Monday 9th April, the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until any messages from the Lords shall have been received;
(2) at the sitting on Tuesday 10th April-
(a) the provisions of the Order of 20th November 2000 relating to Thursday sittings and meetings of standing committees shall apply as if that day were a Thursday;
(b) there shall be no sittings in Westminster Hall;
(c) the Speaker shall not adjourn the House until any messages from the Lords shall have been received and he shall have notified the Royal Assent to Acts agreed upon by both Houses.-(Paddy Tipping.)
5 Regulatory Reform Bill [Lords],-The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Regulatory Reform Bill [Lords], as amended in the Standing Committee.
A Clause (Review of orders)-(Mr Andrew Lansley)-brought up, and read the first time.
Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:-Clause, by leave, withdrawn.
Amendment (No. 3) proposed to the Bill, in page 3, line 9, to leave out '(a)'.-(Mr Andrew Lansley.)
Question proposed, That the Amendment be made;
And it being Six o'clock, the Deputy Speaker put the Question necessary to bring proceedings on consideration to a conclusion, pursuant to Order [19th March].
Question, That the Amendment be made, put and negatived.
The Bill was read the third time, and passed, with Amendments.
6 Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Greg Pope);
And it being Seven o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.
7 Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adourn.-(Mr Greg Pope.)
And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-five minutes past Seven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 7.25 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 Negative Resolution:
1 Agriculture,-Suckler Cow Premium Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1370), dated 4th April 2001 [by Act] [Mr Nicholas Brown].
2 Animals,-Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (No. 5) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1366), dated 4th April 2001 [by Act] [Mr Nicholas Brown].
3 Customs and Excise,-Dual-Use Items (Export Control) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1344), dated 2nd April 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
4 Education,-(1) Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (England) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1390),
(2) Education (Teachers' Qualifications and Health Standards) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1391), and
(3) Teacher Training Agency (Additional Functions) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1392)
dated 4th April 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
5 Financial Services and Markets,-Financial Services (EEA Passport Rights) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1376), dated 4th April 2001 [by Act] [Miss Melanie Johnson].
6 Sea Fisheries,-Waddeton Fishery Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 1380), dated 4th April 2001 [by Act] [Mr Nicholas Brown].
7 Armed Forces' Pay,-Supplement to the Thirtieth Report of the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body: Service Medical and Dental Officers [by Command] [Cm. 4994] [The Prime Minister].
8 Race Relations,-Account of the Commission for Racial Equality for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 416] [Clerk of the House].
9 School Standards and Framework,-Account of the Barrow Community Education Action Zone for the period 1st January to 31st March 2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 417] [Clerk of the House].
Reports from Select Committees
International Development,-Memorandum laid before the International Development Committee [Corruption] [Mr Bowen Wells].
In the Votes and Proceedings for Wednesday 4th April,-
in Appendix I, item 11, the paper [Cm. 5059] laid under the heading Security and Intelligence Agencies was the Financial Statement of the Security and Intelligence Agencies for 1999-2000; and
in Appendix III, item 2 (Defence) should have read Sixth Report.
[W.H., No. 40]
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 (Renewable Energy),-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Mr Greg Pope.)
And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 24th April.
[Adjourned at 5.29 p.m.
Sir Alan Haselhurst