The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock.
1 Adjournment (Armed forces personnel),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn-(Gillian Merron);
And it being Six o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.
2 Estimates,-A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee), That this House agrees with the Report [10th June] of the Liaison Committee-(Jim Fitzpatrick):-It was agreed to.
3 Public Petitions,-Public Petitions from-
(1) William Burkitt and others against the proposed closure of Park Road Post Office in Hastings, and
(2) residents of Harrow West against the against any further significant increase in the number of flights departing from or landing at RAF Northolt
were presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
4 Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Nick Ainger.)
And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-four minutes past Six o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 6.24 p.m.
Michael J. Martin
Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Nine o'clock.
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:
1 Community Care,-Draft Community Care Plans (Disapplication) (England) Order 2003 [by Act]; with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Reid].
2 Electricity,-Draft Electricity and Gas (Modification of Standard Conditions of Licences) Order 2003 [by Act]; with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].
3 Immigration,-Draft Immigration (Provision of Physical Data) Regulations 2003 [by Act]; with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
4 Insolvency,-Draft Insolvency Act 1986 (Amendment) (Administrative Receivership and Urban Regeneration etc.) Order 2003 [by Act]; with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
5 Customs and Excise,-Tobacco Products (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1523), dated 11th June 2003 [by Act] [John Healey].
6 Postal Services,-Postal Services Act 2000 (Consequential Modifications to Local Enactments) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1542), dated 10th June 2003 [by Act] [Ms Secretary Hewitt].
7 Sports Grounds and Sporting Events,-Football Spectators (Seating) (No. 2) Order 2003 (S.I., 2003, No. 1541), dated 11th June 2003 [by Act] [Secretary Tessa Jowell].
8 Public Petitions,-Observations by the Deputy Prime Minister-
(1) on the Petition [18th December] from residents of South West Bedfordshire for provision of affordable credit,
(2) on the Petition [25th February] from year 11 students from Minsthorpe Community College for youth club facilities and other improvements in the South Elmsall, South Kirkby and Upton area of the Hemsworth constituency, and
(3) on the Petition [9th April] from residents of South Oxhey and others against the development of a hostel for homeless young persons in Gosforth Lane
[by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].
9 Statutory Instrument (Notification),-Communication declaring that the undermentioned Statutory Instrument had come into operation before copies were laid before Parliament, and explaining why such copies had not been so laid before the Instrument came into operation:
Creosote (Prohibition on Use and Marketing) (No. 2) Regulations 2003 (S.I., 2003, No, 1511)
[by Standing Order] [Clerk of the House].
1 Courts Bill [Lords],-The Speaker has appointed Mr Bill O'Brien Chairman of Standing Committee D in respect of the bill.
2 Draft Uncertificated Securities (Amendment) (Eligible Debt Securities) Regulations 2003:
(1) The Speaker has appointed Mr Alan Hurst Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations; and
(2) The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr David Laws from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation (nominated in respect of the draft Regulations); and nominated in substitution Mr Andrew Stunell.
3 Prosecution of Offences (Youth Courts Time Limits) (Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2003,-The Speaker has appointed Mr Peter Pike Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Regulations.
4 Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 122) on Local Authorities with Autonomy on formulaic Capital Allowances,-The Speaker has appointed Mr David Taylor Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Report.
5 Draft Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 and the draft Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003,-The Speaker has appointed Miss Ann Widdecombe Chairman of the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Regulations.
6 The Speaker has appointed Mr Win Griffiths Chairman of the Welsh Grand Committee in respect of its meetings on Tuesday 24 June.
European Standing Committees
7 The Speaker has appointed Mr Bill Olner Chairman of European Standing Committee C in respect of Additives in Animal Nutrition (FSA (DOH)).
Reports from Select Committees
1 Education and Skills,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Skills Committee [Higher Education Funding]; to be printed [No. 425-vii] [Mr Barry Sheerman].
2 Health,-Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [Obesity]; to be printed [No. 755-i] [Mr David Hinchliffe].
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Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall
The sitting commenced at half-past Two o'clock.
Adjournment (Energy Issues-A Sustainable Energy Strategy? Renewables and the PIU review, Fifth Report from the Environmental Audit Committee, Session 2001-02, and the Government's response thereto; Towards a Non-Carbon Fuel Economy: Research, Development and Demonstration, Fourth Report from the Science and Technology Committee, Session 2002-03, and the Government's response thereto; and Security of Energy Supply, Second Report from the Trade and Industry Committee, Session 2001-02, and the Government's response thereto),-A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That the sitting be now adjourned-(Mr Ivor Caplin);
And the sitting having continued for three hours, it was adjourned without Question put, till Tuesday 17th June.
[Adjourned at 5.30 p.m.
Sir Alan Haselhurst