The House met at half-past Nine o'clock.
1 Industrial and Provident Societies Bill,-The Industrial and Provident Societies Bill was, according to Order, read a second time and stood committed to a Standing Committee.
2 Commonwealth Bill,-The Commonwealth Bill was, according to Order, read a second time and stood committed to a Standing Committee.
3 Health (Air Travellers) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 23rd November, That the Health (Air Travellers) Bill be now read a second time;
And the Question being again proposed:-The House resumed the adjourned Debate.
And it being half-past Two o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.
Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 10th May.
4 Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc.) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc.) Bill;
Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Friday 15th March.
5 Adjournment,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Jim Fitzpatrick);
And the Motion having been made after half-past Two o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House, without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order, it being then Three o'clock, till Monday 28th January.
[Adjourned at 3 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 Affirmative Resolution:
1 Government Trading Funds,-Draft ABRO Trading Fund Order 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hoon].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
2 Energy Conservation,-Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 115), dated 21st January 2002 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].
3 Social Security,-Income Support (General) (Standard Interest Rate Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 105), dated 22nd January 2002 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].
4 Public Petitions,-Observations by the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions on-
(1) the Petition [19th December] from Henry Baker and others for a graduated licensing system for young drivers; and
(2) the Petition [9th January] from residents of Sidford opposing the sale and development of land formerly allocated for the construction of a by-pass
[by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].
Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill (Programming Sub-Committee),-The Speaker has appointed Mr Crispin Blunt, Mr Desmond Browne, Jim Dobbin, Mr John Hayes, Shona McIsaac, Lembit Ípik and Mr Graham Stringer members of the Programming Sub-Committee of Standing Committee F in respect of the Bill.