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Thursday 28th October 2004
The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock.PRAYERS.
1 First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,Mr Nigel Beard reported from the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 1861).Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
2 Royal Assent,The Speaker notified the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, That Her Majesty had signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts, agreed upon by both Houses:Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Act 2004 Christmas Day (Trading) Act 2004 Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004 Medway Council Act 2004 University of Wales, Cardiff Act 2004.
3 School Transport Bill,The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the School Transport Bill;And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Bill be now read a second time; The House divided.
4 School Transport Bill (Programme),A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith pursuant to Orders [28th June 2001 and 6th November 2003 (Programming of Bills)], That the following provisions shall apply to the School Transport Bill:
Committal1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.
Proceedings in Standing Committee2. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on 11th November 2004. 3. The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.
Consideration and Third Reading4. 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 that day.
Programming Committee6. Sessional Order B (programming committees) made on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.
Other proceedings7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed(Mr Vernon Coaker); The House divided.
5 School Transport Bill [Money],Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to School Transport Bill [Money];
6 School Transport Bill (Carry-over),A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith pursuant to Order [29th October 2002 (Carry-over of Bills)], That, if at the conclusion of this Session of Parliament proceedings on the School Transport Bill have not been completed, they shall be resumed in the next Session(Mr Vernon Coaker);
7 Standards and Privileges,Ordered, That Mr Ross Cranston be discharged from the Select Committee on Standards and Privileges and Mr Wayne David be added.(Mr Vernon Coaker.)
8 Public Petitions, Public Petitions from(1) citizens of the town and district of Llanidloes, Powys, against the erection of a TETRA mast on the Maes Y Llan industrial estate; and (2) residents of the Parliamentary Constituency of Leigh, Lancashire, against the closure of local post offices
9 Adjournment,Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.(Mr John Heppell.)And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till a quarter to Seven o'clock, adjourned till Monday 1st November. [Adjourned at 6.45 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 Children and Young Persons,Draft Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 (Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection and Commission for Social Care Inspection) (Consequential Provisions) Order 2004, [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Reid].
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
2 Agriculture,Feeding Stuffs, the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) and the Feeding Stuffs (Enforcement) (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 2688), dated 13th October 2004 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].
3 Education,Report on Powers to Facilitate Innovation for the academic year 2003-04 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Clarke].
4 Government Resources and Accounts,(1) Report and Resource Accounts of the Cabinet Office; and
5 House of Commons Members' Fund,Report by the Government Actuary on the Valuation of the House of Commons Members' Fund as at 30th September 2003 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 1081] [Clerk of the House].
6 National Lottery,Report and Accounts of the
1 Fishing Boats (Satellite-Tracking Devices) (England) Scheme Order 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 2467),The Speaker has appointed Derek Conway Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Order.
2 Draft National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 2004,The Speaker has appointed Mr Jonathan Sayeed Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.
3 Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 5) Order 2004; draft Scotland Act 1998 (Functions Exercisable in or as Regards Scotland) Order 2004 and draft Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2004,The Speaker has appointed Mr Joe Benton Chairman of the Third Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Orders.
4 Companies (Fees) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 2621) and Limited Liability Partnerships (Fees) Regulations 2004 (S.I., 2004, No. 2620),The Speaker has appointed Mr Peter Pike Chairman of the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Regulations.
European Standing Committees
5 The Speaker has appointed David Taylor Chairman of European Standing Committee A in respect of European Union Document No. 1234/04 on Marketing of Oilseed Rape.
6 The Speaker has appointed Janet Anderson Chairman of European Standing Committee C in respect of European Union Document Nos. 9824/03, 7549/04 and 9643/04 on Services of General Interest.
Reports from Select Committees
1 Environmental Audit,Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environmental Crime Sub-Committee of the Environmental Audit Committee [Environmental Crime]; to be printed [No. 1135-ii] [Mr Peter Ainsworth].
2 Health,Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [Public Expenditure 2004]; to be printed [No. 1114-i] [Mr David Hinchcliffe].
3 Northern Ireland Affairs,(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on 25th October ['Hate Crime' in Northern Ireland]; to be printed [Nos. 539-vii and -viii] [Mr Michael Mates]; and
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Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall
The sitting commenced at half-past Two o'clock.Adjournment (The United Kingdom in the United Nations),Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.(Mr John Heppell.) And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 2nd November.
[Adjourned at 5.12 p.m.
Sir Alan Haselhurst
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