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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 4th May 2006

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


1    Adjournment (Government's strategy to improve the life chances of disabled people),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mrs Anne McGuire);

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

2    Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Frank Roy.)

    And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till Six o'clock, adjourned till Monday 8th May.

[Adjourned at 6 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,—Education (Change of Category of Maintained Schools) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1164), dated 24th April 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

2    Merchant Shipping,—Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) (Bunkers Convention) Regulations 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 1244), dated 2nd May 2006 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].

3    Universities of Oxford and Cambridge,—Statute, dated 15th June 2005, made by the Governing Body of New College, Oxford, amending the Statutes of the University [by Act] [Bridget Prentice].

Other Papers:

4    Foreign Compensation,—Report of the Foreign Compensation Commission for 2004-05, with a Summary of Expenditure for 1999-2004 [by Command] [Cm. 6778] [Mr Secretary Straw].

5    Justice (Northern Ireland),—Report on an announced inspection of Maghaberry Prison by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons and the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland [by Act] [Mr Secretary Hain].

6    Law Commission,—Report of the Law Commission on Renting Homes: The Final Report and Draft Bill [by Command] [Cm. 6781-I and -II] [Ms Harriet Harman].

7    Northern Ireland,—Account of the Northern Ireland Social Security Agency Social Fund for 2003-04, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 1080] [Mr Secretary Hain].


Standing Committees

1    Finance (No. 2) Bill,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Edward O'Hara, Sir John Butterfill and Mr Joe Benton Chairmen of Standing Committee A in respect of the Bill.

2    Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Revised Code of Practice for the Identification of Persons by Police Officers) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Roger Gale Chairman of the First Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

3    Draft Planning (Application to the Houses of Parliament) Order 2006,—The Speaker has appointed Janet Anderson Chairman of the Second Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

4    Draft Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006,—The Speaker has appointed Ann Winterton Chairman of the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

5    Bee Diseases and Pest Control (England) Order 2006 (S.I., 2006, No. 342),—The Speaker has appointed Mr Jimmy Hood Chairman of the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the Order.

    European Standing Committees

6    The Speaker has appointed John Bercow Chairman of the European Standing Committee in respect of European Union Document No. 6520/06 on Cooperation on Asylum Policy and Practice.

[W.H., No. 93]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment (Enterprise and its contribution to society),—Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Mr John Heppell.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 9th May.

[Adjourned at 4.09 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker

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