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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 6th December 2001

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


1    British Overseas Territories Bill [Lords],-Mr John Butterfill reported from Standing Committee D, That it had gone through the British Overseas Territories Bill [Lords], and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered on Monday 10th December; and to be printed [Bill 64].

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 438].

2    Prime Minister (Office, Role and Functions) Bill,-Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes to the Prime Minister (Office, Role and Functions) Bill be printed [Bill 60-EN].

3    Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning (Amendment) Bill,-Mr Secretary Reid, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Secretary Straw, Mr Secretary Blunkett and Jane Kennedy, presented a Bill to provide for the extension of the amnesty period fixed by section 2 of the Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Monday 10th December and to be printed [Bill 63].

    Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning (Amendment) Bill be printed [Bill 63-EN].

4    Adjournment (Common Fisheries Policy Reform and Sustainable Fisheries),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Gerry Sutcliffe);

    And it being Seven o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.

5    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Angela Smith.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-nine minutes past Seven o'clock, adjourned till Monday 10th December.

[Adjourned at 7.29 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    Telecommunications,-(1) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Alpha Telecom Communications Limited) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3869),

    (2) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Eigernet Limited) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3870),

    (3) Public Telecommunication System Designation (LETel Limited) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3871),

    (4) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Midlands Electricity PLC) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3868),

    (5) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Sprintlink UK Limited) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3866), and

    (6) Public Telecommunication System Designation (SSE Telecommunications Limited) Order 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3867),

    dated 30th November 2001 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

2    Trustees,-Public Trustee (Notices Affecting Land) (Title on Death) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I., 2001, No. 3902), dated 5th December 2001 [by Act] [Ms Rosie Winterton].

Other Papers:

3    Churches Conservation,-(1) Review, Report and Financial Statements, and

    (2) Report and Accounts

    of the Churches Conservation Trust for 2000-01 [by Measure] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

4    Criminal Statistics,-Criminal Statistics for England and Wales for 2000 [by Command] [Cm. 5312] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

5    Defence Executive Agencies,-Report and Account of the Ministry of Defence Police Chief Constable for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 291] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

6    Science and Technology,-Accounts of the Medical Research Council for 2000-01, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 434] [Clerk of the House].

7    Supply Estimates, 2002-03,-Estimates for the National Audit Office, for which a Vote on Account is required for 2002-03 [by Command]; to be printed [No. 394] [Mr Alan Williams].

8    Telecommunications,-Licences granted under section 7 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to-

    (1) Alpha Telecom Communications Limited,

    (2) Eigernet Limited,

    (3) LETel Limited,

    (4) Midlands Electricity PLC,

    (5) Sprintlink UK Limited, and

    (6) SSE Telecommunications Limited

    [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].


Standing Committees

    Education Bill,-The Speaker has appointed Mrs Irene Adams and Mr Mike Hancock Chairmen of Standing Committee G in respect of the Bill.


Reports from Select Committees

    1    Health,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [The Role of the Private Sector in the NHS]; to be printed [No. 308-vii] [Mr David Hinchliffe].

    2    Public Administration,-(1) Second Report from the Select Committee on Public Administration [The Ministerial Code: Improving the Rule Book-The Government Response to the Committee's Third Report of Session 2000-01], together with an Appendix; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 439];

    (2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Public Service Reform]; to be printed [No. 263-vi]

    [Tony Wright].

    3    Treasury,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee [2001Pre-Budget Report]; to be printed [No. 430-ii] [Mr John McFall].

[W.H., No. 34]

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 (Government Policy towards the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Wider Region following the Fall of Milosevic-Fourth Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Session 2000-01, and the Government's Response thereto),-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Mr John Heppell.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 11th December.

[Adjourned at 5.29 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst
Deputy Speaker

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