The House met at half-past Two o'clock.
1 Greenham and Crookham Commons Bill,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the promoters of the Greenham and Crookham Commons Bill which originated in this House in the last Parliament but had not received the Royal Assent may, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders or practice of this House, proceed with the bill in the present session of Parliament; and the petition for the bill shall be deemed to have been deposited and all Standing Orders applicable to it shall be deemed to have been complied with;
That the bill shall be presented to the House by deposit in the Private Bill Office no later than the fifth day on which the House sits after this day;
That a declaration signed by the agent shall be annexed to the bill, stating that it is the same in every respect as the bill presented in this House in the last Parliament;
That on the next sitting day following presentation, the Clerk in the Private Bill Office shall lay the bill on the Table of the House;
That in the current session of Parliament the bill shall be deemed to have passed through every stage through which it had passed in the last Parliament, and shall be recorded in the Journal of the House as having passed those stages;
That no further fees shall be charged to such stages;
That the petition relating to the bill which stood referred to the committee on the bill in the last Parliament shall stand referred to the committee on the bill in the current session of Parliament;
That no petitioners shall be heard before the committee unless their petition has been presented within the time provided for petitioning or has been deposited pursuant to Private Business Standing Order 126(b);
That, in relation to the bill, Private Business Standing Order 127 shall have effect as if the words 'under Standing Order 126 (Reference to committee of petitions against bill)' were omitted-(The Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means);
And objection being taken to further proceeding;
Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Tuesday 10th July.
2 Selection,-Ordered, That Ms Karen Buck, Mr James Cran, Mr John Heppell, Keith Hill, Phil Hope, Mr John McWilliam, Mr Andrew Stunell, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe and Sir George Young be members of the Committee of Selection.
That the members of the Committee of Selection nominated this day shall continue to be members of the Committee for the remainder of this Parliament.
That this Order be a Standing Order of the House.-(Keith Hill.)
3 Welsh Grand Committee,-Mr Win Griffiths reported from the Welsh Grand Committee, That it had considered the matter of the Government's legislative programme as outlined in the Queen's Speech as it relates to Wales, referred to it on 27th June.
4 Message from the Lords,-A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee),-The Lords communicate that they have ordered that the Committee appointed by them to join with a Committee appointed by this House as the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments do meet with the Committee appointed by this House at half-past Ten o'clock on Thursday 5th July, as proposed by this House.
Human Rights (Joint Committee),-The Lords communicate that they have appointed a Committee of six Lords to join with a Committee appointed by the Commons as the Joint Committee on Human Rights,
(a) matters relating to human rights in the United Kingdom (but excluding consideration of individual cases);
(b) proposals for remedial orders, draft remedial orders and remedial orders made under Section 10 of and laid under Schedule 2 to the Human Rights Act 1998; and
(c) in respect of draft remedial orders and remedial orders, whether the special attention of the House should be drawn to them on any of the grounds specified in Standing Order 73 (Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments);
(a) in relation to any document containing proposals laid before the House under paragraph 3 of the said Schedule 2, its recommendation whether a draft order in the same terms as the proposals should be laid before the House; or
(b) in relation to any draft order laid under paragraph 2 of the said Schedule 2, its recommendation whether the draft Order should be approved;
and to have power to report to the House on any matter arising from its consideration of the said proposals or draft orders; and
To report to the House in respect of any original order laid under paragraph 4 of the said Schedule 2, its recommendation whether:
(a) the order should be approved in the form in which it was originally laid before Parliament; or
(b) that the order should be replaced by a new order modifying the provisions of the original order; or
(c) that the order should not be approved,
and to have power to report to the House on any matter arising from its consideration of the said order or any replacement order;
That the Committee have power to agree with any Committee appointed by the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;
That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom, and to institutions of the Council of Europe outside the United Kingdom no more than four times in any calendar year;
That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;
That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;
That the minutes of evidence taken before the Committee from time to time shall, if the Committee think fit, be printed and delivered out.
5 Member takes the Oath,-The following Member took and subscribed the Oath:
Joseph Alan Meale......forMansfield.
6 European Communities (Finance) Bill,-The European Communities (Finance) Bill was, according to Order, read a second time.
7 European Communities (Finance) Bill (Programme),-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Order [28th June], That the following provisions shall apply to the European Communities (Finance) Bill:
1. The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Programming of proceedings
2. Proceedings in Committee of the whole House and all remaining proceedings on the Bill shall be programmed.
Proceedings in Committee, on consideration and on Third Reading
3.-(1) Proceedings in Committee of the whole House, any proceedings on consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall be completed in two allotted days.
(2) An allotted day is one on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the day-(Mr Ivor Caplin):-It was agreed to.
8 European Communities (Finance) Bill [Money],-Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to European Communities (Finance) 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 European Communities (Finance) Bill, it is expedient to authorise the charging on, and payment out of, the Consolidated Fund or the National Loans Fund of any sums which, by virtue of the amendment of the European Communities Act 1972 made by that Act, fall to be charged on or paid out of either of those Funds-(Mr Ivor Caplin):-It was agreed to.
9 Homelessness Bill,-Ordered, That, during the proceedings on the Homelessness Bill, the Standing Committee on the Bill shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it shall meet.-(Mr Ivor Caplin.)
10 Business of the House,-The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 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;
Ordered, That the Debate be resumed to-morrow.
11 Adjournment (Summer),-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 25 (Periodic adjournments), That this House, at its rising on Friday 20th July, do adjourn till Monday 15th October-(Mr Ivor Caplin):-It was agreed to.
12 Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Ivor Caplin.)
And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-three minutes past Ten o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 10.23 p.m.
Michael J. Martin
Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock.
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:
1 Terms and Conditions of Employment-Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2001 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].
2 Town and Country Planning,-Draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
3 Agriculture,-Processed Animal Protein (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2376), dated 2nd July 2001 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].
4 Education,-Education (Student Support) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2355), dated 2nd July 2001 [by Act] [Secretary Estelle Morris].
5 Audit Commission,-Report of the Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales for 1st November 1999 to 31st October 2000 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].
6 Broadcasting,-Report and Accounts of the British Broadcasting Corporation for 2000-01 [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].
7 Competition,-Accounts of the Competition Commission for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 117] [Clerk of the House].
8 Government Trading Funds,-Treasury Minute, dated 3rd July 2001, establishing a further financial objective for the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre [by Act] [Mr Andrew Smith].
9 Immigration,-Immigration (Designation of Travel Bans) (Amendment) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 2377), dated 2nd July 2001 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
10 National Heritage (Scotland),-(1) Accounts of the National Galleries of Scotland for 1999-2000, and
(2) Accounts of the National Museums of Scotland for 1999-2000,
with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 101 and 102] [Clerk of the House].
11 Town and Country Planning,-Draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2001 [laid 28th June].
In pursuance of Standing Order No. 4 (Chairmen's Panel), the Speaker has nominated Mr David Chidgey to be a member of the Chairmen's Panel during this Session of Parliament.
[W.H., No. 2]
Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall
[pursuant to the Order of 20th November 2000]
The sitting commenced at half-past Nine o'clock.
Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned-(Mr Fraser Kemp);
And it being Two o'clock, the sitting was adjourned without Question put, till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 2 p.m.
Sir Alan Haselhurst