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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 21st October 2004

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


1    Children Bill [Lords],—Dame Marion Roe reported from Standing Committee B, That it had gone through the Children Bill [Lords], and made Amendments thereunto.

    Bill, as amended in the Standing Committee, to be considered on Monday 25th October; and to be printed [Bill 166].

    Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to be printed [No. 1189].

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

    The Lords have agreed, without Amendment, to the Amendments made by this House to the Companies (Audit and Community Enterprise) Bill [Lords].

3    Adjournment (Defence in the World),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Derek Twigg);

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

4    Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Jim Fitzpatrick);

    And the Motion having been made at Six o'clock, and Debate having continued for half an hour, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order, till Monday 25th October.

[Adjourned at 6.30 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    Legal Services Commission,—Draft Criminal Defence Service (Choice in Very High Cost Cases) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr David Lammy].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2    European Communities,—European Communities (Designation) (No. 5) Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 2642), dated 13th October 2004 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Straw].

Other Papers:

3    Government Resources and Accounts,—Report and Consolidated Resource Accounts of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Inland Revenue for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1062] [Mr Stephen Timms].

4    Northern Ireland,—Accounts for 2003-04 of—

    (1) the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service;

    (2) the Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Agency;

    (3) the Northern Ireland Health Promotion Agency;

    (4) the Northern Ireland Regional Medical Physics Agency; and

    (5) the Social Security Agency

    with Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [Nos. 1084, 1086, 1085, 1087 and 1138] [Mr Secretary Murphy].

5    Office of the Deputy Prime Minister,—Government Response to the Eighth Report of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee, Session 2003-04, on the Role and Effectiveness of the Housing Corporation [by Command] [Cm. 6351] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

6    Senior Salaries,—Fifty-seventh Report of the Review Body on Senior Salaries on the Review of Parliamentary Pay and Allowances 2004 [by Command] [Cm. 6354-1 and -2] [The Prime Minister].


Standing Committees

1    Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004 No. 1861),—The Speaker has appointed Mr Nigel Beard Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Regulations.

    European Standing Committees

2    The Speaker has appointed Mr Eric Forth Chairman of European Standing Committee B in respect of European Union Document No. 8241/04 on General Arrangements for Excise.


Reports from Select Committees

Public Administration,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Public Administration [Government by Inquiry]; to be printed [No. 606-vi] [Tony Wright].

[W.H., No. 91]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment (Social Cohesion—Sixth Report from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee, Session 2003-04, and the Government's response thereto),—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Gillian Merron.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 26th October.

[Adjourned at 5.24 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker

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