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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 2nd December 1999

The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock.
1Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mrs Ray Michie reported from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 2218) and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Establishment and Constitution) Amendment Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 2219).
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
2Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Bowen Wells reported from the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Maternity and Parental Leave etc., Regulations 1999.
        Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.
3Terrorism Bill,—Mr Secretary Straw, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr Secretary Prescott, Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Secretary Cook, Mr Secretary Reid, Mr Secretary Murphy, Mr Secretary Mandelson, Mr Charles Clarke and Mr Adam Ingram, presented a Bill to make provision about terrorism; and to make temporary provision for Northern Ireland about the prosecution and punishment of certain offences, the preservation of peace and the maintenance of order: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time on Monday next and to be printed [Bill 10].
        Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Terrorism Bill be printed [Bill 10-EN].
4Adjournment (Long-term Care),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr David Clelland);
        And it being Seven o'clock, the Motion for the Adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.
5Liaison Committee,—Ordered, That Mr Chris Mullin and Mr Malcolm Wicks be discharged from the Liaison Committee and Mr Barry Sheerman and Mr Robin Corbett be added to the Committee.—(Mr David Jamieson.)
6Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr David Jamieson.)
        And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-nine minutes past Seven o'clock, adjourned till Monday 6th December.
[Adjourned at 7.29 p.m.
Betty Boothroyd

Madam Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Two o'clock on Monday 6th December.

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Negative Resolution:
1Education,—Education (Education Standards Etc. Grants) (England) Regulations 1999 (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 3211), dated 30th November 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].
2Legal Aid and Advice,—Legal Aid in Civil Proceedings (Remuneration) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 3098), dated 17th November 1999 [by Act] [Mr David Lock].
3Pensions,—Personal and Occupational Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 3198), dated 30th November 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].
Other Papers:
4Archives,—Paper, entitled Government Policy on Archives [by Command] [Cm. 4516] [Mr David Lock].
5Cereals Marketing,—Report and Accounts of the Home Grown Cereals Authority for 1998-99 [by Act] [Mr Nicholas Brown].
6Culture, Media and Sport,—Departmental Minute, dated 2nd December 1999, concerning the proposed gifting of the rent of London Zoo to the Zoological Society of London [by Command] [Mr Secretary Smith].
7Local Government (Organisation and Standards),—Government Response to the Report of the Joint Committee on Local Government (Organisation and Standards), Session 1998-99, on the Draft Local Government (Organisation and Standards) Bill [by Command] [Cm. 4529] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
8National Audit,—Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on the Office of Fair Trading: Protecting the Consumer from Unfair Trading Practices [by Act]; to be printed [No. 57] [Clerk of the House].
9Thames Safety,—Paper, entitled Thames Safety Inquiry: Interim Report by Lord Justice Clarke (Volumes 1-3) [by Command] [Cm. 4530] [Mr Secretary Prescott].
Reports from Select Committees
Culture, Media and Sport,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [Funding of the BBC]; to be printed [No. 25-v] [Mr Gerald Kaufman].

Supplement to the Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 2nd December 1999
Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall
[pursuant to the Order of 24th May 1999]

The Sitting commenced at half-past Two o'clock.
1Adjournment,—Resolved, That the Sitting be now adjourned—(Mrs Anne McGuire);
      And accordingly the Sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 7th December.
[Adjourned at 5.29 p.m.
Sir Alan Haselhurst
Deputy Speaker        

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