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House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
Thursday 6th March 2008

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

PRAYERS.

1    Broads Authority Bill,—The Order of the day being read for the Third Reading of the Broads Authority Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read the third time on Thursday 13th March.

2    Bournemouth Borough Council Bill [Lords],—The Order of the day being read for the Second Reading of the Bournemouth Borough Council Bill [Lords];

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday 13th March.

3    Canterbury City Council Bill,—The Order of the day being read for the Second Reading of the Canterbury City Council Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday 13th March.

4    Leeds City Council Bill,—The Order of the day being read for the Second Reading of the Leeds City Council Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday 13th March.

5    London Local Authorities (Shopping Bags) Bill,—The Order of the day being read for the Second Reading of the London Local Authorities (Shopping Bags) Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday 13th March.

6    Manchester City Council Bill [Lords],—The Order of the day being read for the Second Reading of the Manchester City Council Bill [Lords];

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday 13th March.

7    Nottingham City Council Bill,—The Order of the day being read for the Second Reading of the Nottingham City Council Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday 13th March.

8    Reading Borough Council Bill,—The Order of the day being read for the Second Reading of the Reading Borough Council Bill;

    Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Thursday 13th March.

9    Autumn Bank Holiday Bill,—The Order for reading the Autumn Bank Holiday Bill a second time on Friday 7th March was read and discharged.

    Bill to be read a second time on Friday 9th May.

10    International Women's Day,—Resolved, That this House has considered the matter of International Women's Day.—(Ms Harriet Harman.)

11    Public Petition,—A Public Petition from those concerned about Post Office closures in the Maidenhead constituency relating to Post Office closures (Maidenhead) was presented and read.

12    Adjournment.

    Subject: Review of security at RAF Welford (Mr Richard Benyon).

    Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Ms Diana R. Johnson.)

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

[Adjourned at 6.26 p.m.

Michael J. Martin

Speaker


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


APPENDIX I

Papers presented or laid upon the Table:

Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:

1    Local Government,—Draft Bedfordshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [by Command] [Secretary Hazel Blears].

2    Sex Discrimination,—Draft Sex Discrimination (Amendment of Legislation) Regulations 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [by Command] [Secretary James Purnell].

Papers subject to Negative Resolution:

3    Agriculture,—Rice Products from the United States of America (Restriction on First Placing on the Market) (England) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 622), dated 6th March 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

4    Companies,—Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 583), dated 28th February 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

5    Criminal Law,—Discharge of Fines by Unpaid Work (Pilot Schemes) (Amendment) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 621), dated 6th March 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Jack Straw].

6    Education,—Education (Pupil Exclusions and Appeals) (Pupil Referral Units) (England) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 532), dated 26th February 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ed Balls].

7    Employment and Training,—Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 573), dated 2nd March 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Hutton].

8    Fees and Charges,—Medical Devices (Fees Amendments) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 530), dated 27th February 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

9    Fire and Rescue Services,—Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority (Increase in Number of Members) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 566), dated 27th February 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Hazel Blears].

10    Highways,—Street Works (Inspection Fees) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 589), dated 28th February 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Ruth Kelly].

11    Housing,—(1) Home Information Pack (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 572), dated 27th February 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [by Command]; and

    (2) Housing (Right to Buy) (Service Charges) (Amendment) (England) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 533), dated 27th February 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command]

    [Secretary Hazel Blears].

12    Inheritance Tax,—(1) Inheritance Tax (Delivery of Accounts) (Excepted Settlements) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 606); and

    (2) Inheritance Tax (Delivery of Accounts) (Excepted Transfers and Excepted Terminations) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 605),

    dated 6th March 2008 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Jane Kennedy].

13    Medicines,—Medicines for Human Use (Prohibition) (Senecio and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 548), dated 28th February 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum and Impact Assessment [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

14    National Health Service,—(1) National Health Service (Dental Charges) Amendment Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 547); and

    (2) National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) Amendment Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 553),

    dated 27th February 2008 [by Act], with Explanatory Memoranda thereon [by Command] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

15    Proceeds of Crime,—Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 and Serious Crime Act 2007 (Consequential and Supplementary Amendments to Secondary Legislation) Order 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 574), dated 4th March 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Secretary Jacqui Smith].

16    Social Security,—Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 607), dated 6th March 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Angela Eagle].

17    Tax Credits,—Tax Credits (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2008 (S.I., 2008, No. 604), dated 5th March 2008 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Jane Kennedy].

Other Papers:

18    Health,—Government Response to the First Report from the Health Committee, Session 2007-08 on the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence [by Command] [Cm. 7331] [Secretary Alan Johnson].

19    Provisional Orders (Scotland),—Report by the Chairman of Committees of the House of Lords and the Chairman of Ways and Means in the House of Commons under Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936 that the Aberdeen City Council Order should be allowed to proceed, subject to any recommendations as they may hereafter make with respect to the said Order [by Act] [Secretary Des Browne].

APPENDIX II

Reports from Select Committees

1    Health,—Dental Services: Minutes of Evidence taken before the Health Committee; to be printed [No. 289-iv] [Mr Kevin Barron].

2    Public Administration,—Lobbying:

    (1) Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee on Public Administration; to be printed [No. 137-v]; and

    (2) Memorandum laid before the Committee; to be published

    [Gordon Prentice].

[W.H., No. 38]

Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall

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

Adjournment.

    Subject: International Health Partnership.

    Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Mr Alan Campbell.)

    And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till Tuesday 11th March.

[Adjourned at 3.41 p.m.

Sir Alan Haselhurst

Deputy Speaker



 
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