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[No. 94.]

Monday 22nd December 1997.

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


1School Standards and Framework Bill,—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the School Standards and Framework Bill;

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Bill be now read a second time;

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Graham Allen, Mr David Jamieson: 265.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr John M. Taylor, Sir David Madel: 142.

So the Question was agreed to.

The Bill was accordingly read a second time and stood committed to a Standing Committee.

2School Standards and Framework Bill [Money],—Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to School Standards and Framework Bill [Money];

A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with Bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the School Standards and Framework Bill, it is expedient to authorise—

(1) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of—

(a) any sums required for the making by the Secretary of State of grants or loans under the Act;

(b) any other expenses of the Secretary of State under the Act; and

(c) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums so payable by virtue of any other Act; and

(2) the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund.—(Mr Jim Dowd):—It was agreed to.

3Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Jim Dowd);

And the Motion having been made after Ten o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to Standing Order, it being then nineteen minutes to Eleven o'clock, till Monday 12th January, pursuant to Resolution [15th December].

[Adjourned at 10.41 p.m.


Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1Electromagnetic Compatibility,—Electromagnetic Compatibility (Wireless Telegraphy Apparatus) Certification and Examination Fees Regulations 1997 (S.I., 1997, No. 3051), dated 18th December 1997 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

2Environmental Protection,—Highway Litter Clearance and Cleaning (Transfer of Responsibility) Order 1997 (S.I., 1997, No. 2960), dated 1st December 1997 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

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3Food,—Food (Pistachios from Iran) (Emergency Control) (Amendment) Order 1997 (S.I., 1997, No. 3046), dated 22nd December 1997 [by Act] [Dr John Cunningham].

4Land Registration,—Land Registration Rules 1997 (S.I., 1997, No. 3037), dated 9th December 1997 [by Act] [Mr Geoffrey Hoon].

5Landlord and Tenant,—(1) Long Residential Tenancies (Supplemental Forms) Regulations 1997 (S.I., 1997, No. 3005), and

(2) Rent Assessment Committees (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 1997 (S.I., 1997, No. 3007),

dated 16th December 1997 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

6Merchant Shipping,—Merchant Shipping (Port Waste Reception Facilities) Regulations 1997 (S.I., 1997, No. 3018), dated 16th December 1997 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

7Merchant Shipping Safety,—Merchant Shipping (ISM Code) (Ro-Ro Passenger Ferries) Regulations 1997 (S.I., 1997, No. 3022), dated 17th December 1997 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

8Pensions,—(1) Local Government Superannuation (Scotland) Amendment (No. 4) Regulations 1997 (S.I., 1997, No. 3048), dated 15th December 1997 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Dewar]; and

(2) Personal and Occupational Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 1997 (S.I., 1997, No. 3038), dated 18th December 1997 [by Act] [Secretary Harriet Harman].

9Social Security,—Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment Regulations 1997 (S.I., 1997, No. 3034), dated 18th December 1997 [by Act] [Secretary Harriet Harman].

10Supreme Court (Northern Ireland),—Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 3) 1997 (S.R.(N.I.), 1997, No. 543), dated 17th December 1997 [by Act] [Mr Geoffrey Hoon].

11Telegraphs,—Wireless Telegraphy Apparatus Approval and Examination Fees Order 1997 (S.I., 1997, No. 3050), dated 17th December 1997 [by Act] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

Other Papers:

12Nuclear Liabilities,—Trade and Industry Departmental Minute, dated 22nd December 1997, concerning a contingent liability consequent upon the merger of Magnox Electric plc and British Nuclear Fuels plc [by Command] [Secretary Margaret Beckett].

13Police (Northern Ireland),—Accounts of the Independent Commission for Police Complaints for Northern Ireland, with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 451] [Clerk of the House].


Standing Committees

 Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Bill [Lords]: The Committee of Selection has nominated eighteen Members to serve on Standing Committee B in respect of the Bill, viz.: Mr Desmond Browne, Mr Tony Colman, Mr James Cran, Mr Jim Dowd, Mr Mike Gapes, Mr Norman A. Godman, Mr Dominic Grieve, Mr Phil Hope, Mr Andrew Hunter, Mr Adam Ingram, Helen Jackson, Mr Eddie McGrady, Shona McIsaac, Mr Ken Maginnis, Mr Malcolm Moss, Mr Stephen Pound, Mr David Trimble and Mr Tony Worthington.

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