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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Tuesday 28th January 2003

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

PRAYERS.

1    Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill,-Mr Peter Pike reported from Standing Committee G, That it had gone through the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill, and made an Amendment thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered to-morrow; and to be printed [Bill 47].

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 383].

2    Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) Bill,-Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) Bill be printed [Bill 30-EN].

3    Health and Safety at Work (Offences) Bill,-Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Health and Safety at Work (Offences) Bill be printed [Bill 38-EN].

4    Crown Employment (Nationality),-Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for and in connection with the removal of general restrictions as to nationality which apply to persons employed or holding office in any civil capacity under the Crown; and for connected purposes: And that Mr Andrew Dismore, Ms Karen Buck, Mr Iain Coleman, Mr Andrew Love, James Purnell, Linda Perham, John Austin, Clive Efford, Mr Stephen Pound and Keith Vaz do prepare and bring it in.

5    Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill,-Mr Andrew Dismore accordingly presented a Bill to make provision for and in connection with the removal of general restrictions as to nationality which apply to persons employed or holding office in any civil capacity under the Crown; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 31st January and to be printed [Bill 48].

6    The Speaker's Absence,-Ordered, That the Speaker have leave of absence to-morrow to attend the funeral of Richard Buchanan, JP, Member for Glasgow, Springburn, from 1964 to 1979.-(Gillian Merron.)

7    Railways and Transport Safety Bill,-The Railways and Transport Safety Bill was, according to Order, read a second time.

8    Railways and Transport Safety Bill (Programme),-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Orders [28th June 2001 and 29th October 2002], That the following provisions shall apply to the Railways and Transport Safety Bill-

Committal

    1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 11th March.

    3. The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

    4. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on the day on which proceedings on consideration are commenced.

    6. Sessional Order B (programming committees) made on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

    Other proceedings

    7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or any other further messages from the Lords) may be programmed-(Mr Ivor Caplin);

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Gerry Sutcliffe, Mr Fraser Kemp: 346.

      Tellers for the Noes, Mrs Cheryl Gillan, Mr Mark Hoban: 95.

    So the Question was agreed to.

9    Business of the House,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business), That at this day's sitting the Motion relating to the Committee on the Lord Chancellor's Department in the name of Mr John McWilliam may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour-(Mr John Heppell):-It was agreed to.

10    Railways and Transport Safety Bill [Money],-Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to Railways and Transport Safety Bill [Money];

    A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Railways and Transport Safety Bill, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of-

    (a) any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State in consequence of the Act,

    (b) expenditure incurred by the Office of Rail Regulation in connection with the performance of its functions, and

    (c) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other enactment-(Mr John Heppell):-It was agreed to.

11    Railways and Transport Safety Bill [Ways and Means],-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Railways and Transport Safety Bill, it is expedient to authorise-

    (a) the imposition of railway safety levy on persons who provide railway services, and

    (b) the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund-(Mr John Heppell):-It was agreed to.

12    Local Government Bill (Programme) (No. 2),-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Orders [28th June 2001 and 29th October 2002], That, in accordance with the Resolution of the Standing Committee dated 21st January 2003, the programme order of 7th January 2003 in relation to the Local Government Bill shall be amended as follows-

    In paragraph 2 of the Order (proceedings in standing committee to be brought to conclusion no later than 6th February), for '6th' there is substituted '13th'-(Mr John Heppell):-It was agreed to.

13    Business of the House,-Ordered, That, at the sitting on Wednesday 5th February, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents)-

    (1) the Speaker shall put the Question on the Motion in the name of Mr Secretary Blunkett relating to Police Grant Report (England and Wales) not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion, and

    (2) the Speaker shall put the Questions on the Motions in the name of Mr Secretary Prescott relating to Local Government Finance (England) not later than six hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Mr Secretary Blunkett relating to Police Grant Report (England and Wales); and the proceedings may continue, though opposed, after the moment of interruption, and the Orders of the House of 28th June 2001 and 29th October 2002 relating to deferred Divisions shall not apply to them.-(Mr John Heppell.)

14    Northern Ireland,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 19th December, be approved-(Mr John Heppell):-It was agreed to.

15    Lord Chancellor's Department,-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That Mr A. J. Beith, Peter Bottomley, Mr James Clappison, Ross Cranston, Mrs Ann Cryer, Mr Jim Cunningham, Mr Hilton Dawson, Mr Mark Field, Mr Clive Soley, Keith Vaz and Dr Alan Whitehead be members of the Committee on the Lord Chancellor's Department-(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection);

    An Amendment was proposed to the Question, in line 2, to leave out the words 'Mr A. J. Beith' and insert the words 'Lady Hermon', instead thereof.-(Pete Wishart.)

    And the Question being put, That the Amendment be made;

    The House divided.

      Tellers for the Ayes, Pete Wishart, Hywel Williams: 62.

      Tellers for the Noes, Jim Fitzpatrick, Mr Fraser Kemp: 233.

    So the Question was negatived.

    And the Main Question being put;

    Ordered, That Mr A. J. Beith, Peter Bottomley, Mr James Clappison, Ross Cranston, Mrs Ann Cryer, Mr Jim Cunningham, Mr Hilton Dawson, Mr Mark Field, Mr Clive Soley, Keith Vaz and Dr Alan Whitehead be members of the Committee on the Lord Chancellor's Department.

16    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Charlotte Atkins.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till four minutes to Nine o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 8.56 p.m.

Michael J. Martin
Speaker


Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Eleven o'clock.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

    1    Ecclesiastical Law,-Draft Grants to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2003 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

    2    Libraries,-Draft Public Lending Right (Increase of Limit) Order 2003 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].

    3    Northern Ireland,-Draft Budget (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

    4    Proceeds of Crime,-Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Appeals under Part 2) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 82), dated 21st January 2003 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    5    Tax Credits,-Tax Credits (Interest Rate) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 123), dated 28th January 2003 [by Act] [Dawn Primarolo].

Other Papers:

    6    Defence Executive Agencies,-Report and Accounts of Defence Intelligence and Security Centre for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 178] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

    7    Health,-Report on the Victoria Climbié Inquiry [by Command] [Cm. 5730] [Mr Secretary Milburn].

    8    National Audit,-Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Department for International Development: maximising impact in the water sector [by Act]; to be printed [No. 251] [Clerk of the House].

    9    Police,-Draft Codes of Practice for-

    (1) The detention, treatment and questioning of persons by police officers,

    (2) The identification of persons by police officers,

    (3) Searches of premises by police officers and the seizure of property found by police officers on persons or premises, and

    (4) Tape recording interviews with suspects

    [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

APPENDIX II

Reports from Select Committees

    1    Culture, Media and Sport,-Fourth Report from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [The Structure and Strategy for supporting Tourism], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 65] [Mr Gerald Kaufman].

    2    Defence,-(1) First Report from the Defence Committee [Missile Defence], together with Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 290];

    (2) Second Report from the Committee [Annual Report 2002]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 378]; and

    (3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [SDR New Chapter]; to be printed [No. 93-iii]

    [Mr Bruce George].

    3    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Rural Payments Agency Sub-Committee of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee [Rural Payments Agency]; to be printed [No. 382] [Paddy Tipping].

    4    Foreign Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Foreign Affairs Committee [Human Rights Annual Report 2002]; to be printed [No. 257-ii] [Donald Anderson].

    5    Home Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee [Asylum and Immigration: Removals]; to be printed [No. 381-i] [Mr Chris Mullin].

    6    Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee [Planning for Sustainable Housing and Communities]; to be printed [No. 77-ii] [Andrew Bennett].

    7    Scottish Affairs,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Scottish Affairs Committee [Homeworkers in Scotland and Minimum Wage]; to be printed [No. 335-ii] [John Robertson].

    8    Statutory Instruments,-Eighth Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 96-viii] [Mr David Tredinnick].

    9    Treasury,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury Committee [The UK and the Euro]; to be printed [No. 187-v] [Mr John McFall].

[W.H., No. 22]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

The sitting commenced at half-past Nine o'clock.

    Adjournment,-Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.-(Derek Twigg.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 4.43 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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