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[No. 102.]

Monday 14th June 1999.

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

PRAYERS.

1Private Bills (Standing Orders not previously inquired into complied with),—The Speaker laid upon the Table a Report from one of the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills, That in the case of the following Bill, referred after the Second Reading thereof, the Standing Orders not previously inquired into, which are applicable thereto, have been complied with, viz:

Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (Amendment of Rules) etc. Bill.

Bill committed.

2Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Bowen Wells reported from the Fourth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Scottish Parliament (Assistance for Registered Political Parties) Order 1999.

Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.

3Message from the Lords,—A Message was brought from the Lords, as follows:

Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill [Lords],—The Lords have passed a Bill to make provision for the enforcement of contractual terms by third parties; to which the Lords desire the concurrence of this House.

4Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill [Lords],—The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill [Lords] was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow and to be printed [Bill 118].

Ordered, That the Explanatory Notes relating to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill [Lords] be printed [Bill 118–EN].

The Bill stood referred to a Second Reading Committee, pursuant to Standing Order No. 59 (Law Commission Bills).

5New Member makes Affirmation,—Hilary James Benn, Esquire, Member for Leeds Central, made the Affirmation required by law.

6Health Bill [Lords],—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Health Bill [Lords], as amended in the Standing Committee.

A Clause (English and Scottish border provisions)—(Mr John Denham)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

Another Clause (Criteria for appraisals by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence)—(Dr Evan Harris)—brought up and read the first time.

Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time;

And it being Ten o'clock, the Debate stood adjourned.

Ordered, That the Debate be resumed to-morrow.

7Northern Ireland,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Northern Ireland (Emergency and Prevention of Terrorism Provisions) (Continuance) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 13th May, be approved—(Jane Kennedy):—It was agreed to.

8Trustee Delegation Bill [Lords],—The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the Trustee Delegation Bill [Lords];

A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 90 (Second reading committees), That the Bill be now read a second time:—It was agreed to.

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

9Defence,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 6th May, be approved—(Jane Kennedy):—It was agreed to.

10Professions Supplementary to Medicine,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated

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  Legislation), That the draft Professions Supplementary to Medicine (Clinical Scientists Board) Order of Council 1999, which was laid before this House on 18th May, be approved—(Jane Kennedy);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Robert Ainsworth, Mr Keith Hill: 314.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr John M. Taylor, Mr Tim Collins: 136.

So the Question was agreed to.

Resolved, That the draft Professions Supplementary to Medicine (Clinical Scientists Board) Order of Council 1999, which was laid before this House on 18th May, be approved.

11Professions Supplementary to Medicine,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Professions Supplementary to Medicine (Speech and Language Therapists Board) Order of Council 1999, which was laid before this House on 18th May, be approved—(Jane Kennedy);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Robert Ainsworth, Mr Keith Hill: 337.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr John M. Taylor, Mr Tim Collins: 110.

So the Question was agreed to.

Resolved, That the draft Professions Supplementary to Medicine (Speech and Language Therapists Board) Order of Council 1999, which was laid before this House on 18th May, be approved.

12Professions Supplementary to Medicine,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Professions Supplementary to Medicine (Paramedics Board) Order of Council 1999, which was laid before this House on 18th May, be approved—(Jane Kennedy);

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Robert Ainsworth, Mr Keith Hill: 334.

Tellers for the Noes, Mrs Elainor Laing, Mr Tim Collins: 109.

So the Question was agreed to.

Resolved, That the draft Professions Supplementary to Medicine (Paramedics Board) Order of Council 1999, which was laid before this House on 18th May, be approved.

13Global Navigation Satellite System,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119 (European Standing Committees), That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 6528/99, a Commission Communication: Galileo—involving Europe in a new generation of satellite navigation services; and endorses the Government's prudent approach to the Commission's proposals as set out in the Explanatory Memorandum—(Jane Kennedy):—It was agreed to.

14Education and Employment,—Ordered, That Mr Joe Benton be discharged from the Education and Employment Committee and Mr Bill Rammell be added to the Committee.—(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

15Northern Ireland Affairs,—Ordered, That Mr Ken Livingstone be discharged from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and Mr Stephen Pound be added to the Committee.—(Mr John McWilliam, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

16Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Jane Kennedy.)

And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty six minutes past Eleven o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.

[Adjourned at 11.26 p.m.


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APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1Contracting Out,—Draft Contracting Out (Jury Summoning Functions) Order 1999 [by Act] [Mr Keith Vaz].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2Agriculture,—Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1663), dated 11th June 1999 [by Act] [Mr Nicholas Brown].

3Road Traffic,—(1) Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (Borough of Luton) (Amendment) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1666),

(2) Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Buckinghamshire) (High Wycombe Town Centre) (Amendment) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1667),

(3) Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Hertfordshire) (Borough of Watford) (Amendment) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1669), and

(4) Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Areas and Special Parking Areas) (City of Oxford and Parish of North Hinksey) (Amendment) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1668),

dated 13th June 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

4Social Security,—(1) Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1623), dated 9th June 1999, and

(2) Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1670), dated 14th June 1999

[by Act] [Mr Secretary Darling].

5Telecommunications,—(1) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Alpha Telecom Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1634),

(2) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Axxon Telecom Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1628),

(3) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Belgacom UK Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1636),

(4) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Call-Net (UK) Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1637),

(5) Public Telecommunication System Designation (City Telecom (HK) Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1633),

(6) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Cyberlight Europe Plc) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1629),

(7) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Eurotunnel Telecommunications Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1640),

(8) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Flute Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1638),

(9) Public Telecommunication System Designation (International Optical Network Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1635),

(10) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Japan Telecom UK Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1631),

(11) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Jersey Telecoms) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1632),

(12) Public Telecommunication System Designation (NTT Europe Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1630),

(13) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Zereau Limited) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1639),

dated 9th June 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

Other Papers:

6National Audit,—Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Scottish Further Education Colleges: Managing Costs [by Act]; to be printed [No. 493] [Clerk of the House].

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7Teenage Pregnancy,—Report by the Social Exclusion Unit on Teenage Pregnancy [by Command] [Cm. 4342] [The Prime Minister].

8Telecommunications,—Licences granted under section 7 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to—

(1) Alpha Telecom Limited,

(2) Axxon Telecom Limited,

(3) Belgacom UK Limited,

(4) Call-Net (UK) Limited,

(5) City Telecom (HK) Limited,

(6) Cyberlight Europe Plc,

(7) Eurotunnel Telecommunications Limited,

(8) Flute Limited,

(9) International Optical Network Limited,

(10) Japan Telecom UK Limited,

(11) Jersey Telecoms,

(12) NTT Europe Limited,

(13) Zereau Limited

[by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill [Lords],—The Speaker has appointed Mr Roger Gale an additional Chairman of Standing Committee D in respect of the Bill.

2Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 1999; the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedules 4 and 5) Order 1999; the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Functions) Order 1999; the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Functions Exercisable in or as regards Scotland) Order 1999; and the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Consequential Modifications) (No. 2) Order 1999,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Roger Gale Chairman of the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Orders, in place of Mr Jim Cunningham.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1Home Affairs,—Third Report from the Home Affairs Committee [Accountability of the Security Service], together with 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. 291] [Mr Chris Mullin].

2Public Accounts,—(1) Nineteenth Report from the Committee of Public Accounts [BBC World Service], together with an Appendix; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 219]; and

(2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Financial Management and Governance at Gwent Tertiary College]; to be printed [No. 531-i]

[Mr David Davis].

3Trade and Industry,—(1) Seventh Special Report from the Trade and Industry Committee [Government Observations on the Sixth Report from the Committee, Session 1998–99, on Ethical Trading]; to be printed [No. 528];

(2) Eighth Special Report from the Committee [Government Observations on the Fourth Report from the Committee, Session 1998–99, on The Draft Limited Liability Partnership Bill]; to be printed [No. 529]; and

(3) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Electronic Government: The Horizon Project for Automated Payment of Benefits through Post Offices]; to be printed [No. 530-i]

[Mr Martin O'Neill].


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[No. 103.]

Tuesday 15th June 1999.

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

PRAYERS.

1City of London (Ward Elections) Bill,—Mr Robert Jackson reported from the Committee on the City of London (Ward Elections) Bill, That it had agreed to a Special Report, which it had directed him to make to the House.

Report, and so much of the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee as relates to the Report, to lie upon the Table; and to be printed [No. 534].

2City of London (Ward Elections) Bill,—Mr Robert Jackson reported from the Committee on the City of London (Ward Elections) Bill, That it had examined the allegations contained in the Preamble of the Bill and found the same to be true; and had gone through the Bill and made Amendments thereunto.

Bill to be considered.

3Deregulation,—Mr Peter L. Pike reported from the Deregulation Committee the following Resolutions:

That, in respect of the proposal for the Deregulation (New Year Licensing) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 13th April, a draft Order in the same terms as the proposal should be laid before the House.

That, in respect of the proposal for the Deregulation (Casinos) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 19th April, a draft Order in the same terms as the proposal should be laid before the House.

4Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Roger Gale reported from the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 1999, the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedules 4 and 5) Order 1999, the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Functions) Order 1999, the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Functions Exercisable in or as Regards Scotland) Order 1999, and the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Consequential Modifications) (No. 2) Order 1999.

Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.

5Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Dr Michael Clark reported from the Sixth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Adaptation of Functions etc.) Order 1999 and the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Border Rivers) Order 1999.

Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.

6Safety at Sea,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require testing of the competency of users of pleasure and recreational craft; and to require the carrying of minimum safety equipment while at sea—(Mr Mike Hancock);

And the Motion being opposed, after a brief explanatory statement from the Member who made the Motion and a Member who opposed it, the Deputy Speaker put the Question, pursuant to Standing Order No. 23 (Motions for leave to bring in bills and nomination of select committees at commencement of public business):—It was agreed to.

Ordered, That Mr Mike Hancock, Mr Brian Cotter, Dr Rudi Vis, Paul Flynn, Bob Russell, Mr Peter Viggers, Mr Syd Rapson, Mr Richard Allen and Mr Nigel Jones do prepare and bring in the Bill.

7Safety at Sea Bill,—Mr Mike Hancock accordingly presented a Bill to require testing of the competency of users of pleasure and recreational craft; and to require the carrying of minimum safety equipment while at sea: 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 119].

8Health Bill [Lords] and Immigration and Asylum Bill (Allocation of Time),—A Motion was made and the Question being put, That the following provisions shall apply to the remaining proceedings on the Health Bill [Lords] and the Immigration and Asylum Bill—

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Timetable

1.—(1) Proceedings on Consideration and on Third Reading of the Health Bill [Lords] shall be completed at the sitting this day and shall be brought to a conclusion, if not previously concluded, five hours after the commencement of proceedings on this Motion.

(2) Proceedings on Consideration and on Third Reading of the Immigration and Asylum Bill shall be completed in two allotted days and, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at midnight on the second allotted day.

Questions to be put

2.—(1) For the purpose of bringing any proceedings on either of the Bills to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 1 the Speaker shall forthwith put the following Questions (but no others)—

(a) any Question already proposed from the Chair;

(b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;

(c) the Question on any Amendment moved or Motion made by a Minister of the Crown;

(d) any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded.

(2) On a Motion made for a new Clause or a new Schedule, the Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill.

(3) If two or more Questions would fall to be put under sub-paragraph (1)(c) on amendments moved or Motions made by a Minister of the Crown, the Speaker shall instead put a single Question in relation to those Amendments or Motions.

Miscellaneous

3 Standing Order No. 15(1) (Exempted business) shall apply to proceedings—

(a) on the Health Bill [Lords];

(b) on the Immigration and Asylum Bill at the sitting this day until midnight;

(c) on the Immigration and Asylum Bill on the second allotted day;

and those proceedings shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to sittings of the House.

4—(1) If at the sitting this day—

(a) a Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 24 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) stands over to seven o'clock, and

(b) proceedings on this Motion have begun before that time,

the Motion for the Adjournment shall stand over until midnight.

(2) If on the second allotted day a Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 24 stands over to seven o'clock or from an earlier day, the Motion shall stand over until the conclusion of any proceedings on the Immigration and Asylum Bill.

5 Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply to proceedings on either of the Bills.

6 No Motion shall be made, except by a Minister of the Crown, to alter the order in which any proceedings on either of the Bills are taken or to recommit either of the Bills; and if a Minister makes any such Motion, the Question on the Motion shall be put forthwith.

7 No dilatory Motion shall be made in relation to either of the Bills except by a Minister of the Crown; and if a Minister makes any such Motion, the Question on the Motion shall be put forthwith.

8 The proceedings on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after they have been commenced; and Standing Order No. 15(1) shall apply to those proceedings.

9 If at the sitting this day the House is adjourned, or the sitting is suspended, before the conclusion of proceedings on this Motion or on either of the Bills, no notice shall be required of a Motion made at the next sitting by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order.

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Interpretation

10 In this Order, ‘allotted day' means this day and any other day on which the Immigration and Asylum Bill is put down on the main business as first Government Order of the Day.—(Mr Secretary Dobson.)

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Kevin Hughes, Jane Kennedy: 325.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Stephen Day, Mr Tim Collins: 145.

So the Question was agreed to.

9Health Bill [Lords] [allotted day],—The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed yesterday, on consideration of the Health Bill [Lords], as amended in the Standing Committee, that the Clause (Criteria for appraisals by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence) be read a second time.

And the Question being again proposed:—The House resumed the adjourned Debate.

Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Mark Oaten, Sir Robert Smith: 34.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Jamieson, Mr Graham Allen: 322.

Another Clause (Independent review of the incidence of discrimination within the NHS)—(Mr Simon Hughes)—brought up, and read the first time.

Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:—Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

Another Clause (Health Care and Energy Efficiency Schemes)—(Sir Robert Smith)—brought up, and read the first time.

Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time:—Clause, by leave, withdrawn.

Another Clause (Health and safety of NHS doctors)—(Dr Evan Harris)—brought up, and read the first time.

Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time.

And it being five hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion on Health Bill [Lords] and Immigration and Asylum Bill (Allocation of Time), the Deputy Speaker put the Question already proposed from the Chair, pursuant to Order [this day].

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Sir Robert Smith, Mr Michael Moore: 154.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Jamieson, Mr Graham Allen: 337.

The Deputy Speaker then put forthwith the remaining Questions he was directed to put to bring proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading to a conclusion.

Question, That the Amendments standing in the name of a Minister of the Crown be made to the Bill, put and agreed to.

Amendments (Nos. 7 to 16, 94 to 104, 17 to 39, 105 and 40 to 76) accordingly made to the Bill.

Question put, That the Bill be now read the third time.

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Jamieson, Mr Graham Allen: 372.

Tellers for the Noes, Mrs Eleanor Laing, Mr Stephen Day: 112.

So the Question was agreed to.

The Bill was accordingly read the third time, and passed, with Amendments.

10Immigration and Asylum Bill [1st allotted day],—The House, according to Order, proceeded to consider the Immigration and Asylum Bill, as amended in the Special Standing Committee.

A Clause (Treatment of certain overstayers)—(Mr Mike O'Brien)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

A Clause (Removal of asylum claimants under standing arrangements with member States)—(Mr Secretary Straw)—brought up, and read the first time.

Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time.

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Wednesday 16th June 1999

And it being midnight, the Debate stood adjourned, pursuant to Order [15th June].

Debate to be resumed this day.

11Constitutional Law,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Scottish Parliament (Assistance for Registered Political Parties) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 26th May, be approved—(Mr Mike Hall):—It was agreed to.

12Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from residents of the constituency of Galloway and Upper Nithsdale against hunting with dogs was presented; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

13Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr Mike Hall.)

And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till twenty-nine minutes past Twelve o'clock, adjourned till this day.

[Adjourned at 12.29 a.m.


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1Gas,—Public Gas Transporter Pipe-line Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1672), dated 12th June 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

Other Papers:

2Crofters (Scotland),—Report and Abstract of Accounts of the Crofters Commission for 1998–99 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Reid].

3Denmark (No. 1, 1999),—Agreement, done at To"rshavn on 18th May 1999, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on the one hand, and the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark together with the Home Government of the Faroe Islands, on the other hand, relating to the Maritime Delimitation in the area between the United Kingdom and the Faroe Islands, with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Cm. 4373] [Mr Secretary Cook].

4Food Standards,—Government Response to the Report from the Food Standards Committee, Session 1998–99, on the Food Standards Draft Bill [by Command] [Cm. 4377] [Mr Nicholas Brown].

5Law Commission,—(1) Report by the Law Commission on the Seventh Programme of Law Reform, and

(2) Report of the Law Commission for 1998: Modern Law for Modern Needs

[by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 435 and 434] [Mr Keith Vaz].

6Public Petitions,—Observations by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions on the Petition [19th May] from residents of Broxtowe and others calling for legislation to require bells to be fitted to bicycles [by Standing Order]; to be printed [Clerk of the House].

7Railways,—Report of the Rail Regulator for 1998–99 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill [Lords],—The Committee of Selection has discharged Jim Fitzpatrick, Ms Tess Kingham and Chris McCafferty from Standing Committee D (nominated in respect of the Bill); and nominated in substitution Mr Stephen Hepburn, Mr Brian White and Mr Tony Worthington.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1Administration,—Second Report from the Administration Committee [Record copies of Acts], together with an Appendix; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 539] [Mrs Marion Roe].

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2Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry,—

(1) Fifth Special Report from the Defence Committee,

(2) Third Special Report from the Foreign Affairs Committee,

(3) Second Special Report from the International Development Committee, and

(4) Ninth Special Report from the Trade and Industry Committee

[Committees' Inquiry into the 1997 and 1998 Annual Reports on Strategic Export Control], together with the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry Committees, meeting concurrently pursuant to paragraph (4) of Standing Order No. 152 (Select Committees related to government departments), and Appendices thereto; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committees relating to the Special Report [No. 540] [Mr Bruce George; Mr Donald Anderson; Ann Clwyd; Mr Martin O'Neill].

3Deregulation,—Third Report from the Deregulation Committee [Proposal for the Deregulation (New Year Licensing) Order 1999; Proposal for the Deregulation (Casinos) Order 1999]; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 532] [Mr Peter L. Pike].

4Education and Employment,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education and Employment Committee [Opportunities for Disabled People]; to be printed [No. 111-iv] [Mr Derek Foster].

5Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environment Sub-Committee of the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee [Town and Country Parks]; to be printed [No. 477-ii] [Mr Andrew F. Bennett].

6Public Administration,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Public Administration [Accountability of Public Bodies]; to be printed [No. 209-vii] [Dr Tony Wright].

7Social Security and Education and Employment,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Social Security Committee and the Employment Sub-Committee of the Education and Employment Committee, meeting concurrently pursuant to paragraph (4) of Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments) [Single Work-focused Gateway Pilots]; to be printed [No. 412-v] [Mr Derek Foster].

8Statutory Instruments,—Twenty-first Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, together with Memoranda laid before the Committee; to be printed [No. 50-xxi] [Mr David Tredinnick].

9Treasury,—(1) Fifth Special Report from the Treasury Committee [The 1999 Budget: Government Reponse to the Fourth Report from the Committee in Session 1998–99]; to be printed [No. 536]; and

(2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee—Two Years On]; to be printed [No. 505-ii]

[Mr Giles Radice].


[No. 104.]

Wednesday 16th June 1999.

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

PRAYERS.

1Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Clive Betts);

And it being Two o'clock, the Motion for the adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.

2Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation,—Mr Barry Jones reported from the Ninth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation the draft Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Kuwait) Order 1999.

Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee to lie upon the Table.

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3European Standing Committee A,—Mr Humfrey Malins reported from European Standing Committee A the following Resolution:

That the Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 12791/98, a draft Council Directive on the incineration of waste, and of European Union Document No. 12756/97, a proposed amendment to Directive 94/67/EC on incineration of hazardous waste, and endorses the Government's approach to these documents.

Report, together with Resolution, to lie upon the Table.

4House of Commons Disqualification (Amendment),—Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to allow persons ordained and ministers of any religious denomination to be Members of the House of Commons: And that Siobhain McDonagh, Mr Ben Bradshaw, Mr Tom Clarke, Mr Paul Goggins, Mr Simon Hughes, Mrs Joan Humble, Mr Edward Leigh, Mr Martin Linton, Mr Robert Maclennan, Mr Gordon Marsden, Bridget Prentice and Bob Russell do prepare and bring it in.

5House of Commons Disqualification (Amendment) Bill,—Siobhain McDonagh accordingly presented a Bill to allow persons ordained and ministers of any religious denomination to be Members of the House of Commons: 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 120].

6Immigration and Asylum Bill [2nd allotted day],—The Order of the day being read, for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed yesterday, on consideration of the Immigration and Asylum Bill, as amended in the Special Standing Committee, That Clause (Removal of asylum claimants under standing arrangements with member States) be read a second time;

And the Question being again proposed:—The House resumed the adjourned Debate.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause accordingly read a second time and added to the Bill.

Another Clause (Removal of asylum claimants in other circumstances)—(Mr Greg Pope) brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

Another Clause (Facilitation of entry)—(Mr Mike O'Brien)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

Another Clause (EEA Nationals)—(Mr Mike O'Brien)—brought up, read the first and second time, and added to the Bill.

Another Clause (Support for children)—(Mr Secretary Straw)—brought up, and read the first time.

Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mrs Anne McGuire, Jane Kennedy: 331.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr Oliver Heald, Mrs Eleanor Laing: 161.

Clause added to the Bill.

Another Clause (Repeal of section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996)—(Mr Richard Allan)—brought up, and read the first time.

Question put, That the Clause be read a second time.

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Dr Evan Harris, Dr Vincent Cable: 39.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Hanson, Mr Clive Betts: 334.

Amendments (Nos. 28 to 39) made to the Bill.

Amendment (No. 9) proposed to the Bill, in page 16, to leave out lines 24 to 27 and insert the words—

‘( ) The code shall not come into operation unless a draft of the code has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.', instead thereof.—(Miss Ann Widdecombe.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Oliver Heald, Mrs Jacqui Lait: 143.

Tellers for the Noes, Mr David Hanson, Mr Clive Betts: 326.

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And it being midnight, the Deputy Speaker put the Questions necessary to bring proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading to a conclusion, pursuant to Order [15th June].

Question, That the remaining Amendments standing in the name of a Minister of the Crown be made to the Bill, put and agreed to.

Other Amendments (Nos. 40 to 72, 3, and 74 to 142) accordingly made to the Bill.

A Schedule (Asylum Support: Interim Provisions)—(Mr Mike Hall)—brought up, read the first time, and added to the Bill.

Question put, That the Bill be now read the third time.

The House divided.

Tellers for the Ayes, Mr David Hanson, Mr Clive Betts: 310.

Tellers for the Noes, Dr Evan Harris, Mr Don Foster: 41.

The Bill was accordingly read the third time, and passed.

7Constitutional Law,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 26th May, be approved—(Mr David Clelland):—It was agreed to.

8Constitutional Law,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedules 4 and 5) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 26th May, be approved—(Mr David Clelland):—It was agreed to.

9Constitutional Law,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Functions) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 26th May, be approved—(Mr David Clelland):—It was agreed to.

10Constitutional Law,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Functions Exercisable in or as Regards Scotland) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 26th May, be approved—(Mr David Clelland):—It was agreed to.

11Constitutional Law,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Adaptation of Functions etc.) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 26th May, be approved—(Mr David Clelland):—It was agreed to.

12Constitutional Law,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Consequential Modifications) (No. 2) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 26th May, be approved—(Mr David Clelland):—It was agreed to.

13Constitutional Law,—A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118 (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation), That the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Border Rivers) Order 1999, which was laid before this House on 26th May, be approved—(Mr David Clelland):—It was agreed to.

14Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from constituents of Weston-super-Mare against the proposal to give the Medicines Control Agency power to classify natural health products as medicines was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

15Adjournment,—Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr David Clelland.)

And accordingly the House, having continued to sit till fourteen minutes to One o'clock, adjourned till this day.

[Adjourned at 12.46 a.m.


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APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1Civil Aviation,—Draft Stansted Airport Aircraft Movement Limit (Amendment) Order 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

2Education,—Education (School Organisation Proposals) (Wales) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1671), dated 9th June 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Michael].

3Local Government,—Local Government Officers (Political Restrictions) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1665), dated 14th June 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Michael].

4Magistrates' Courts,—Magistrates' Courts Committees (Hereford and Worcester and Shropshire) Amalgamation Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1705), dated 14th June 1999 [by Act] [Mr Keith Vaz].

5Merchant Shipping,—Merchant Shipping (Additional Safety Measures for Bulk Carriers) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1644), dated 4th June 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

Other Papers:

6Competition Commission,—Report by the Competition Commission on the proposed transfers of the newspapers of Portsmouth & Sunderland Newspapers plc to Johnston Press PLC, Newsquest (Investments) Limited and News Communications and Media plc [by Command] [Cm. 4358] [Mr Secretary Byers].

7Fair Trading,—Consent by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to the transfer of the newspapers of Portsmouth & Sunderland Newspapers plc to—

(1) Johnston Press PLC,

(2) News Communications and Media plc, and

(3) Newsquest (Investments) Limited

following a Report from the Competition Commission [by Act] [Mr Secretary Byers].

8Health Service Commissioner,—(1) Fifth Report of the Health Service Commissioner, Session 1998–99: Investigations completed—October 1998 to March 1999, and

(2) Sixth Report of the Health Service Commissioner, Session 1998–99: Annual Report for 1998–99

[by Act]; to be printed [Nos. 497 and 498] [Clerk of the House].

9Israel (No. 1, 1999),—Agreement, done at London on 24th May 1999, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the State of Israel on Bilateral Co-operation in Private Sector Industrial Research and Development, with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Cm. 4374] [Mr Secretary Cook].

10Scottish Land Court,—Report as to the proceedings of the Scottish Land Court for 1998 [by Command] [Cm. 4332] [Mr Secretary Reid].

11Sex Discrimination,—Report and Financial Statement of the Equal Opportunities Commission for 1998 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Blunkett].

12Treaty Series (No. 36, 1999),—Agreement, done at Tokyo on 25th February 1998, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Japan for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, with Agreed Minutes [by Command] [Cm. 4370] [Mr Secretary Cook].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1Pollution Prevention and Control Bill [Lords]:

(1) The Speaker has appointed Mr Jimmy Hood and Mr Bill O'Brien additional Chairmen of Standing Committee A in respect of the Bill; and

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(2) The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Simon Burns and Mrs Caroline Spelman from the Committee; and nominated in substitution Mr Damian Green and Mrs Jacqui Lait.

2Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill [Lords],—The Committee of Selection has discharged Mr Andrew Tyrie from Standing Committee D (nominated in respect of the Bill); and nominated in substitution Mr Bowen Wells.

3Trustee Delegation Bill [Lords]:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the Bill to Standing Committee F; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has appointed sixteen Members to serve on the Committee, viz.: Mr Richard Allan, Ms Hazel Blears, Mr John Burnett, Mr Robin Corbett, Mr Keith Darvill, Mrs Linda Gilroy, Mr Dominic Grieve, Mr Nick Hawkins, Mr Keith Hill, Mr David Kidney, Mr David Lock, Fiona Mactaggart, Mr Andrew Rowe, Mr John M. Taylor, Mr Keith Vaz and Dr Alan Whitehead.

4Draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Highway Functions) Order 1999:

(1) The Speaker has allocated the draft Order to the Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation; and

(2) the Committee of Selection has appointed sixteen Members to serve on the Committee, viz.: Mr Graham Allen, Norman Baker, Mr Patrick Hall, Mr Ivan Henderson, Glenda Jackson, Mrs Jacqui Lait, Mr David Maclean, Mrs Diana Organ, Mr Laurence Robertson, Mr Adrian Sanders, Mr Marsha Singh, Mr Llew Smith, Mr Gareth Thomas, Dr George Turner, Mr Derek Twigg and Mr Nigel Waterson.

5Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill [Lords]:

The Committee of Selection has appointed sixteen Members to serve on the Second Reading Committee on the Bill, viz.: Mr Richard Allan, Mr John Burnett, Christine Butler, Mr Michael Jabez Foster, Mr Dominic Grieve, Mr Nick Hawkins, Mr Ivan Henderson, Mr Keith Hill, Mr David Kidney, Mr David Lock, Ms Julie Morgan, Mr Phil Sawford, Mr John M. Taylor, Mr Keith Vaz, Mr Peter Viggers and Mr Anthony D. Wright.

APPENDIX III

Reports from Select Committees

1Culture, Media and Sport,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee [The Department for Culture, Media and Sport and its Quangos]; to be printed [No. 506-ii] [Mr Gerald Kaufman].

2Defence,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Defence Committee [Annual Major Projects Survey: The Common New Generation Frigate]; to be printed [No. 544-i] [Mr Bruce George].

3Education and Employment,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Education Sub-Committee of the Education and Employment Committee [Role of School Governors]; to be printed [No. 509-ii] [Mr Malcolm Wicks]; and

(2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Employment Sub-Committee of the Committee on 27th May [The Employment Consequences of European Economic and Monetary Union]; to be printed [No. 547-i] [Mr Derek Foster].

4Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs,—(1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee [Revision of PPG3: Housing]; to be printed [No. 490-i]; and

(2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Transport Sub-Committee of the Committee [Young and Newly-Qualified Drivers: Standards and Training]; to be printed [No. 515-ii]

[Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody].

5European Scrutiny,—Twenty-second Report from the European Scrutiny Committee; to be printed, with the Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee relating to the Report [No. 34-xxii] [Mr Jimmy Hood].

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6Public Accounts,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts [The PRIME project: the transfer of the Department of Social Security estate to the private sector]; to be printed [No. 548-i] [Mr David Davis].

7Science and Technology,—Minutes of Evidence taken before the Science and Technology Committee [The Scientific Advisory System: Mobile Phones and Health]; to be printed [No. 489-ii] [Dr Michael Clark].

8Social Security,—(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 relating to the Report [No. 377]; and

(2) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee [Social Security Implications of Parental Leave]; to be printed [No. 543-i]

[Mr Archy Kirkwood].


[No. 105.]

Thursday 17th June 1999.

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

PRAYERS.

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) (No. 4),—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 Warminster 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.

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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.


APPENDIX I

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,—Lists 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 Petitions 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,

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(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].

APPENDIX II

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].


[No. 106.]

Friday 18th June 1999.

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

PRAYERS.

1Public Petitions,—A Public Petition from Martin Bowers, Chairman and company director, and Fred Cutts, Trustee, of the Peacock Gymnasium, London E16, for the extension of the Gaming Act 1968 to allow casinos to operate in the Docklands area of London was presented and read; and ordered to lie upon the Table and to be printed.

2Adjournment (Tourism in the new millennium),—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Mr Greg Pope);

And it being half-past Two o'clock, the Motion for the Adjournment of the House lapsed, without Question put.

3Business of the House,—Ordered, That, at the sitting on Monday 21st June, notwithstanding Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put the Question on the Motion in the name of Secretary Marjorie Mowlam relating to the draft Appropriation (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order not later than three hours after the commencement of proceedings thereon; and the said Motion may be entered upon and proceeded with, though opposed, after Ten o'clock.—(Jim Dowd.)

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4Adjournment,—A Motion was made, and the Question being proposed, That this House do now adjourn—(Jim Dowd);

And the Motion having been made at half-past Two o'clock, and the Debate having continued for half an hour, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House, without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order, it being then Three o'clock, till Monday 21st June.

[Adjourned at 3 p.m.

APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

1Road Traffic,—M6 Motorway (Junction 38 Slip Roads) (Speed Limit) Regulations 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1646), dated 8th June 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

2Town and Country Planning,—Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) Order 1999 (S.I., 1999, No. 1661), dated 9th June 1999 [by Act] [Mr Secretary Prescott].

Other Papers:

3General Medical Council,—Accounts of the General Medical Council for 1998 [by Act] [Margaret Beckett].

4Miscellaneous (No. 24, 1999),—Convention, done at Farnborough on 9th September 1998, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Government of the French Republic, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Government of the Italian Republic on the Establishment of the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (Organisation Conjointe de Cooperation en MatieČre d'Armement) OCCAR, with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Cm. 4367] [Mr Secretary Cook].

APPENDIX II

Standing Committees

1Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Bills [Lords],—The Speaker has appointed Mrs Ray Michie an additional Chairman of Standing Committee E in respect of the Bill.

2Trustee Delegation Bill [Lords],—The Speaker has appointed Mr Humfrey Malins Chairman of Standing Committee F in respect of the Bill.

3Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill [Lords],—The Speaker has appointed Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody Chairman of the Second Reading Committee in respect of the Bill.

4Draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Highway Functions) Order 1999,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Humfrey Malins Chairman of the Twelfth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation in respect of the draft Order.

Grand Committees

5Northern Ireland Grand Committee,—The Speaker has appointed Mr Peter Atkinson Chairman of the Northern Ireland Grand Committee in respect of its meeting on Thursday 24th June.



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