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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Friday 27th February 2004

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

1    The Speaker's Absence,-The House being met, and the Speaker having leave of absence pursuant to paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 3 (Deputy Speaker), Sylvia Heal, the First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means, proceeded to the Table.


2    The First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means took the Chair as Deputy Speaker.

3    Gangmasters (Licensing) Bill,-The Gangmasters (Licensing) Bill was, according to Order, read a second time and stood committed to a Standing Committee.

4    Referendums (Thresholds) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Referendums (Thresholds) Bill;

    And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time;

    And it being half-past Two o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.

    Ordered, That the Debate be resumed on Friday 12th March.

5    Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill,-The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on 14th May.

6    Adjournment,-Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.-(Mr Fraser Kemp.)

    And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till two minutes to Three o'clock, adjourned till Monday 1st March.

[Adjourned at 2.58 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    Education,-(1) School Budget Shares (Prescribed Purposes) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 444),

    (2) School Governance (Constitution, Procedures and New Schools) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 450), and

    (3) Schools Forums (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 447),

    dated 23rd February 2004 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Clarke].

    2    Road Traffic,-Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) (Temporary Use in Great Britain) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 462), dated 26th February 2004 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

    3    Social Security,-Income Support (General) (Standard Interest Rate Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 440), dated 23rd February 2004 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Smith].

Other Papers:

    4    Disability Discrimination,-Draft Disability Discrimination Bill: Clause 15: relationships between locally-electable authorities and their members, with Explanatory Notes [by Command] [Cm. 6126] [Mr Secretary Smith].

    5    Government Resources and Accounts,-Accounts of the Passport and Records Agency for 2002-03, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 294] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

    6    Greenwich Hospital,-Accounts of the Greenwich Hospital and Travers Foundation for 2002-03, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 369] [Mr Secretary Hoon].

    7    Office of the Deputy Prime Minister,-Government Response to the First Report from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee, Session 2003-04, on the Departmental Annual Report 2003 [by Command] [Cm. 6141] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

    8    Treaty Series (No. 12, 2004),-Agreement, done at London on 23rd June 2003, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda on the Transfer of Prisoners [by Command] [Cm. 6146] [Mr Secretary Straw].

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