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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 2nd May 2002

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


1    London Development Agency Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the London Development Agency Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday 9th May.

2    Message from the Lords,-A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:

    Draft Communications Bill,-The Lords communicate that they have appointed a Committee of six Lords to join with the Committee appointed by the Commons to consider and report on any draft Communications Bill presented to both Houses by a Minister of the Crown;

    That they have ordered that the Committee have power to agree with the Committee of the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman, have leave to report from time to time, and have power to appoint specialist advisers and to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom; that the reports of the Committee from time to time shall be printed, notwithstanding any adjournment of their Lordships' House; and that the Committee do report no later than three months after the presentation of any such draft bill;

    And they propose that the Committee do meet with the Committee appointed by the Commons on Thursday 9th May at Three o'clock.

3    Adjournment (Wales in the World),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Mr Nick Ainger);

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

4    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mrs Anne McGuire.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till half-past Seven o'clock, adjourned till Tuesday 7th May, pursuant to Resolution [23rd April].

[Adjourned at 7.30 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock on Tuesday next.


Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Constitutional Law,-(1) Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 5) Order 2002, and

    (2) draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2002

[by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda [by Command] [Mrs Secretary Liddell].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    Insolvency,-Insolvency Act 1986 (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 1240), dated 1st May 2002 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].

Other Papers:

3    Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate,-Report of HM Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service for 1st October 2000 to 30th September 2001 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 801] [The Solicitor General].

4    Public Petitions,-Observations by the Secretary of State for Defence on the Petition [10th April] from Mr Leslie Allan and other ex-prisoners of war for equality of treatment between ex-prisoners of war held in German camps and those held in Japanese camps [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

5    Special Procedure Orders,-Report by the Chairman of Committees in the House of Lords and the Chairman of Ways and Means in the House of Commons, under Section 3 of the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945, that no Petition has been presented against the South West Water Limited Ilsham Pumping Station Compulsory Purchase Order 2000 [by Act] [Chairman of Ways and Means].


Standing Committees

    1    Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [Lords],-The Committee of Selection has discharged Colin Burgeon and Mr Frank Dobson from Standing Committee A (nominated in respect of the Bill); and nominated in substitution Mr Kelvin Hopkins and Mr Piara S Khabra.

    2     Occupational Pension Schemes (Minimum Funding Requirements and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002 (S.I., 2002, No. 380),-The Speaker has appointed Miss Ann Widdecombe Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Regulations.

[W.H., No. 79]

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 (Women and IT),-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Mrs Anne McGuire.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 7th May.

[Adjourned at 4.54 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



    In the Votes and Proceedings for Monday 29th April, in Appendix III, item 5, the title of the Second Report from the Treasury Committee should have been '2002 Budget'.

    In yesterday's Votes and Proceedings, in Appendix II, item 2 should have referred to the draft Dental Auxiliaries (Amendment) Regulations 2002 and the draft Dentists Act 1984 (Dental Auxiliaries) Order 2002.

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