The House met at half-past Two o'clock.
1 Members take the Oath or make Affirmation,-The following Members took and subscribed the Oath, or made and subscribed the Affirmation required by law:
William Etherington...forSunderland North
Robert Victor Jackson.........Wantage
2 Homelessness Bill,-The Homelessness Bill was, according to Order, read a second time and stood committed to a Standing Committee.
3 Homelessness Bill [Money],-Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Homelessness Bill [Money];
A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Homelessness Bill, 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 Act-(Mr Ivor Caplin):-It was agreed to.
4 Business of the House,-The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed [28th June], That Private Members' Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 26th October, 2nd, 23rd and 30th November 2001, 11th, 18th and 25th January, 15th March, 12th and 19th April, 10th May, 21st June and 19th July 2002;
And the Question being again proposed:-The House resumed the adjourned Debate.
And it being Ten o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.
Ordered, That the Debate be resumed to-morrow.
5 Welsh Grand Committee,-Ordered, That, notwithstanding paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 102 (Welsh Grand Committee (composition and business)), in respect of its meeting on Tuesday 3rd July, the Welsh Grand Committee shall consist of all Members representing Welsh constituencies, together with Mr Nigel Evans and Mr Robert Walter.-(Mr John Heppell.)
6 Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee),-Ordered, That Andrew Bennett, Mr Harold Best, Mr Jonathan Djanogly, Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson, Mr Ivan Henderson, Mr David Tredinnick and Brian White be members of the Select Committee appointed to join with a Committee of the Lords as the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments; and that the said Committee do meet with the Committee appointed by the Lords on Thursday 5th July at half-past Ten o'clock in Committee Room 7.-(Mr John Heppell.)
Message to the Lords to acquaint them therewith.
7 Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr John Heppell.)
And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till half-past Ten o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 10.30 p.m.
Michael J. Martin
Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock.
Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 29th June 2001 (Non-sitting Friday, S.O., No. 12) pursuant to Standing Order No. 158 (Presentation of command papers):
1 Supply Estimates, 2001-02,-Summer Supplementary Estimates for 2001-02 for the Department of Trade and Industry: UKAEA [Cm. 5177] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].
2 Treaty Series (No. 32, 2001),-Exchange of Notes, done at Kuala Lumpur on 20th August and 14th September 1993, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Malaysia amending the Air Services Agreement done at London on 24th May 1973 [Cm. 5184] [Mr Secretary Straw].
3 Treaty Series (No. 33, 2001),-Framework Agreement, done at Farnborough on 27th July 2000, between the French Republic, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Italian Republic, the Kingdom of Spain, the Kingdom of Sweden, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning Measures to Facilitate the Restructuring and Operation of the European Defence Industry [Cm. 5185] [Mr Secretary Straw].
Papers delivered to the Votes and Proceedings Office on Friday 29th June 2001 (Non-sitting Friday, S.O., No. 12) pursuant to Standing Order No. 159 (Presentation of statutory instruments):
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
4 Food,-Sweeteners in Food (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2294), dated 21st June 2001 [Mr Secretary Milburn].
5 Housing,-Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2317), dated 26th June 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].
6 Housing (Scotland),-Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) (Scotland) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2318), dated 26th June 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].
7 Merchant Shipping,-Merchant Shipping (Port State Control) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2349), dated 28th June 2001 [Mr Secretary Byers].
8 Social Security,-(1) Social Security Amendment (Discretionary Housing Payments) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2333), dated 27th June 2001; and
(2) Social Security Amendment (Volunteers) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2296), dated 22nd June 2001
[by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].
Papers presented or laid upon the Table on Monday 2nd July 2001:
Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:
9 Local Government Finance,-(1) Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 82) on 2001-02 Special Grants in connection with pilot Local Public Service Agreements; and
(2) Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 83) on Maintenance of Roads Grant 2001-02
[by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 111 and 88] [Mr Secretary Byers].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
10 Financial Services and Markets,-Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Meaning of "Policy" and "Policyholder") Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2361), dated 2nd July 2001 [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].
11 Road Traffic,-Community Drivers' Hours (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Temporary Exception) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2358), dated 2nd July 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
12 Social Security,-Social Security Amendment (Students and Income-related Benefits) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2319), dated 26th June 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].
13 Sports Grounds and Sporting Events,-(1) Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2373), and
(2) Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2372 )
dated 2nd July 2001 [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].
14 Government Trading Funds,-(1) Report and Accounts of the Defence Evaluation Research Agency for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 84] [Clerk of the House]; and
(2) Treasury Minute, dated 2nd July 2001, establishing a further financial objective for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Trading Fund [by Act] [Mr Andrew Smith].
15 Industrial Training,-Report and Accounts of the Construction Industry Training Board for 2000 [by Act] [Secretary Estelle Morris].
16 National Loans,-Accounts relating to issues from the National Loans Fund for 1999-2000, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 98] [Clerk of the House].
17 Pensions,-Accounts of the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority for 2000-01, with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 99] [Clerk of the House].
18 Treasury Solicitor,-Crown's Nominee Account for 2000-01 [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].
POLITICAL PARTIES, ELECTIONS AND REFERENDUMS ACT 2000
The Speaker has appointed the following Members to serve for the duration of the present Parliament on the committee, known as the Speaker's Committee, established under section 2 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 to oversee the functioning of the Electoral Commission: Mr A. J. Beith, Mrs Angela Browning, Mr Gerald Kaufman, Mr Humfrey Malins and Mr Peter Viggers.