By direction of the Speaker, the House met at half-past Ten o'clock.
1 Electoral Fraud (Northern Ireland) Bill,-Mr David Amess reported from Standing Committee D, That it had gone through the Electoral Fraud (Northern Ireland) Bill, and made Amendments thereunto.
Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered on Monday 22nd October; and to be printed [Bill 33].
Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 286].
2 Adoption and Children Bill,-Mr Secretary Milburn, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Secretary Blunkett, Mr Secretary Murphy, Mrs Secretary Liddell, Jacqui Smith and Ms Rosie Winterton, presented a Bill to restate and amend the law relating to adoption; to make further amendments of the law relating to children; to amend section 93 of the Local Government Act 2000; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Monday 22nd October and to be printed [Bill 34].
Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Adoption and Children Bill be printed [Bill 34-EN].
3 Adjournment (Clean Fuels),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Graham Stringer);
The Motion was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.
4 Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Jim Fitzpatrick);
And it being half-past Two o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.
5 Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Jim Fitzpatrick.)
And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till nineteen minutes to Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 22nd October.
[Adjourned at 2.41 p.m.
Michael J. Martin
Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock on Monday next.
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
1 Financial Services and Markets,-Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Official Listing of Securities) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3439), dated 18th October 2001 [by Act] [Ruth Kelly].
2 Magistrates' Courts,-Litigants in Person (Costs and Expenses) (Magistrates' Courts) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3438), dated 15th October 2001 [by Act] [Mr Michael Wills].
3 Supply Estimates, 2001-02,-Revised Summer Supplementary Estimates for 2001-02 for the Home Office [by Command] [Cm. 5262] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
In pursuance of Standing Order No. 4 (Chairman's Panel), the Speaker nominated Miss Ann Widdecombe to be an additional member of the Chairmen's Panel during the present Session of Parliament.
PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMISSION
Mr Edward Leigh, Chairman of the Committee of Public Accounts, has been appointed an ex officio member of the Public Accounts Commission, pursuant to section 2 (2) of the National Audit Act 1983.
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