The House met at half-past Nine o'clock.
1 Employee Share Schemes Bill,-The Employee Share Schemes Bill was, according to Order, read a second time and stood committed to a Standing Committee.
2 Public Right of Planning Appeal Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Public Right of Planning Appeal Bill;
Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 25th January.
3 National Heritage Bill [Lords],-The National Heritage Bill [Lords] was, according to Order, read a second time and stood committed to a Standing Committee.
4 The Speaker's Absence,-Ordered, That the Speaker have leave of absence on Tuesday 22nd January to attend the funeral of a close personal friend.-(Jim Fitzpatrick.)
5 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.
6 Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Jim Fitzpatrick.)
And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till nine minutes to Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 21st January.
[Adjourned at 2.51 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 Countryside,-Peak District National Park Authority (Restriction of Agricultural Operations) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 80), dated 17th January 2002 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].
2 Prisons,-(1) Closure of Prisons (H.M. Prison Haslar) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 77), and
(2) Closure of Prisons (H.M. Young Offender Institution Dover) Order 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 78)
dated 17th January 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
3 Public Petitions,-Observations by the Secretary of State for the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions on the Petition [12th December] from residents of Leominster for Herefordshire County Council to relocate Travellers in Leominster to a dedicated site and to increase police funding [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].
4 Treaty Series (No. 2, 2002),-Exchange of Notes, done at Brasilia on 3rd July 2001 and 1st August 2001, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil extending the Extradition Treaty signed at London on 18th July 1995 to the Isle of Man [by Command] [Cm. 5350] [Mr Secretary Straw].
5 Contracting Out,-Draft Contracting Out (Functions in relation to Apsley House) Order 2002 [laid 9th January].
1 Office of Communications Bill [Lords] (Programming Sub-Committee),-The Speaker has appointed Mr Douglas Alexander, Mrs Helen Clark, Nick Harvey, Miss Anne McIntosh, Mr Andrew Miller, Mr Ian Pearson and Mr Laurence Robertson members of the Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee E in respect of the Bill.
2 Draft Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Dissolution) Order 2002 ,-The Speaker has appointed Mr David Amess Chairman of the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.
European Standing Committees
3 The Speaker has appointed Mr David Amess Chairman of European Standing Committee B in respect of European Union Document No. 11381/00, Reinvigorating the Barcelona Process, and European Community Document No. 14778/00, on assistance to Palestinian Society.
2 Votes and Proceedings: 18th January 2002 No. 83