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Thursday 19th May 2005
The House met at half-past Ten o'clock.PRAYERS.
1 HBOS Group Reorganisation Bill,Ordered, That the promoters of the HBOS Group Reorganisation Bill which originated in this House in the previous Session on 25th January 2005 may have leave to proceed with the bill in the current Session according to the provisions of Standing Order 188B (Revival of Bills);
2 London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill,Ordered, That the promoters of the London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill which originated in this House in the previous Session on 25th January 2005 may have leave to proceed with the Bill in the current Session according to the provision of Standing Order 188B (Revival of Bills);
3 Members take the Oath or make Affirmation,The following Members took and subscribed the Oath, or made and subscribed the Affirmation required by law:
4 Message from the Lords,A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:
5 Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill,Secretary Margaret Beckett, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Secretary Prescott, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Secretary Darling, Mr Secretary Hain and Jim Knight, presented a Bill to make provision about bodies concerned with the natural environment and rural communities; to make provision in connection with wildlife, sites of special scientific interest, National Parks and the Broads; to amend the law relating to rights of way; to make provision as to the Inland Waterways Amenity Advisory Council; to provide for flexible administrative arrangements in connection with functions relating to the environment and rural affairs and certain other functions; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Monday 23rd May and to be printed [Bill 3].
6 Transport (Wales) Bill,Mr Secretary Hain, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Secretary Prescott, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Secretary Darling, Secretary Alan Johnson, Mr Secretary Clarke, Mr John Hutton, Bridget Prentice and Nick Ainger, presented a Bill to make provision about transport to, from and within Wales: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Monday 23rd May and to be printed [Bill 4].
7 Queen's Speech (Motion for an Address),The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 17th May, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:
8 Adjournment,Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.(Mr John Heppell.)
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:
1 Assembly Pensions (Northern Ireland),Accounts of the
2 Miscellaneous (No. 1, 2005),OCCAR Security Agreement, done at Paris on 24th September 2004, between the Government of the French Republic, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium, the Government of the Italian Republic and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Cm. 6554] [Mr Secretary Straw].
3 School Standards and Framework,Accounts of
4 Social Security (Northern Ireland),Accounts of the Northern Ireland Social Security Agency Social Fund for 2001-02, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 31] [Mr Secretary Hain].
5 Treaty Series (No. 16, 2005),Convention, done at Brussels on 21st December 1995, on the Accession of the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden to the Convention on the Elimination of Double Taxation in Connection with the Adjustment of Profits of Associated Enterprises, with Minutes of Signing [by Command] [Cm. 6551] [Mr Secretary Straw].
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