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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 17th June 1999

The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock.
1Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:
        The Lords have agreed to the Amendments made by this House to the Health Bill [Lords], without Amendment.
2Financial Services and Markets Bill,—Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, supported by Mr Secretary Straw, Mr Secretary Darling, Mr Secretary Byers, Mr Alan Milburn, Dawn Primarolo, Mrs Barbara Roche, Ms Patricia Hewitt, Mr Peter Kilfoyle and Mr Keith Vaz, presented a Bill to make provision about the regulation of financial services and markets; to provide for the transfer of certain statutory functions relating to building societies, friendly societies, industrial and provident societies and certain other mutual societies; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 121].
        Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Financial Services and Markets Bill be printed [Bill 121-EN].
3Traffic Reduction (Air Quality and Health) Bill,—Mr Don Foster presented a Bill to require the Secretary of State to publish a report on the effects of various levels of road traffic on emissions of certain gases and on health: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Friday 23rd July and to be printed [Bill 122].
4Adjournment (Kosovo),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr David Hanson);
        And it being Seven o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put, pursuant to the Sessional Order [16th December].
5Liaison,—Ordered, That Mr Rhodri Morgan be discharged from the Liaison Committee and Dr Tony Wright be added to the Committee.—(Jane Kennedy.)
6Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from staff of Holland and Barrett retail stores in Westminster and Trowbridge against European Union legislation concerning the sale of natural health products was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.
7Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Jane Kennedy.)
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till half-past Seven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 7.30 p.m.
Betty Boothroyd

Madam Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Nine o'clock.

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
1Energy Conservation,—Energy Information (Dishwashers) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1676), dated 11th June 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
2Sea Fisheries,—Tollesbury and Mersea (Blackwater) Fishery Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1708), dated 16th June 1999 [by Act] [Mr Nicholas Brown].
Other Papers
3Armed Forces Pay,—Supplement to the Twenty-eighth Report of the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body: Service Medical and Dental Officers [by Command] [Cm. 4313] [Mr Secretary Robertson].
4Defence,—List of exceptions to—
        (1) the Air Force Regulations,
        (2) the Army Regulations, and
        (3) the Navy Regulations
    as to pensions for 1998-99 [by Command] [Mr Secretary Robertson].
5Duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster,—Financial Statements of the Duchy of Cornwall for 1998-99 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 455] [Mrs Barbara Roche].
6Intelligence Services,—Report of the Intelligence Services Commissioner for 1998 [by Command] [Cm. 4361] [The Prime Minister].
7Interception of Communications,—Report of the Interception of Communications Commissioner for 1998 [by Command] [Cm. 4364] [The Prime Minister].
8National Audit,—Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Procurement of Equipment from Research Grants [by Act]; to be printed [No. 494] [Clerk of the House].
9Pensions,—Accounts of the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority for 1998-99, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Act]; to be printed [No. 550] [Clerk of the House].
10Security Service,—Report of the Security Service Commissioner for 1998 [by Command] [Cm. 4365] [The Prime Minister].
11Special Procedure Orders,—Report by the Chairman of Committees of the House of Lords and the Chairman of Ways and Means in the House of Commons, under section 3 of the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945, That they had taken into consideration the Petition presented by—
        (i) Packmoor Area Residents' Association,
        (ii) Newchapel Riders Association,
        (iii) Cllr. Ann Elizabeth James,
        (iv) Ian Norris,
        (v) Gary Challinor,
        (vi) John Benjamin Edwards,
        (vii) Mr Robert Cooper and Miss Lisa Johnson,
        (viii) Mr Leslie Tilsley and Mr Alan Griffiths,
        (ix) Denise Wiggin,
        (x) Cllr. Charles Lee Wanger and Shereen Victoria Wanger,
        (xi) Mrs Claire Weatherall and Mr Mark Weatherall,
        (xii) Darren Jones,
        (xiii) Mrs Lorraine Tyer,
        (xiv) Mrs Lee Chidlow,
        (xv) Maurice Booth,
        (xvi) Yasmin Qureshi,
        (xvii) Alan Armstrong,
        (xviii) Jacqueline, Daniel and Ashley Wootton, Joy Preece and Colin Dale, and Stephen Talbot,
        (xix) Yvonne Sanders and Ellen Sanders,
        (xx) Mr Nigel Hughes and Mrs Sandra Hughes, and
        (xxi) Dr Janine F. Bridges and Miss Cathrine Ann Taylor
    against the City of Stoke-on-Trent Tunstall Northern By-pass Local Government Act Compulsory Purchase Order 1997; and that they had certified each of them under the said section as proper to be received and as a Petition of General Objection [by Act] [Chairman of Ways and Means].
Reports from Select Committees
1Health,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee [Procedures related to Adverse Clinical Incidents and Outcomes in Medical Care]; to be printed [No. 549-i] [Mr David Hinchliffe].
2Local Government (Organisation and Standards),—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Joint Committee on Local Government (Organisation and Standards); to be printed [No. 542-i] [Mr Peter L. Pike].
3Northern Ireland Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on 16th June [Public Expenditure in Northern Ireland: Inward Investment]; to be printed [No. 551-i] [Mr Peter Brooke].
In the Votes and Proceedings for Wednesday 16th June 1999, in Appendix III, Item 8, paragraph 1, should have appeared as follows:
        (1) Sixth Report from the Social Security Committee [War Pensions Agency Business Plan 1999/2000], together with the Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 377]

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