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DIE MARTIS 23o NOVEMBRIS 1999

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Andrew F Bennett
L. HardyMr Harold Best
L. VivianMr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
L. Walker

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Merchant Shipping (Accident Reporting and Investigation) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/2567) on the grounds that the instrument is defectively drafted and requires elucidation; and

   —   Tax Credits Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/2487) and Tax Credits Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/2488) on the ground that the instruments are defectively drafted. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the following instrument be reported to both Houses:

   —   Court of Protection (Amendment) rules 1999 (S.I. 1999/2504).

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the First Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 30 November.

DIE MARTIS 30o NOVEMBRIS 1999

   Present:

L. BurnhamMr Andrew F. Bennett
L. GreenwayMr Harold Best
L. HardyMr Ivan Henderson
L. Thomas of GresfordMr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
L. VivianMr Brian White
L. Walker

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr John Mallinson, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/2864) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Nuclear Reactors (Environmental Impact Assessment for Decommissioning) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/2892) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Housing Benefit (General) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/2734) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted; and


—   Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances for Ships Other Than Ships of Classes III to VI(A)) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/2721) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the following instruments be reported to both Houses:

   —   Explosives (Fireworks) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 (S.R. 1999/392); and

   —   Medicines (Aristolochia) (Temporary Prohibition) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/2889).

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Second Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 7 December.

DIE MARTIS 7o DECEMBRIS 1999

   Present:

E. OnslowMr Andrew F Bennett
L. GreenwayMr Ivan Henderson
L. HardyMr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
L. Skelmersdale

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Fishing Vessels (EC Directive on Harmonised Safety Regime) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/2998) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Price Marking Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/3042) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Insurance Brokers Registration Council Election Scheme Approval Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/3030) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted; and

   —   Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Practitioners (Registration) Regulations Order of Council 1999 (S.I. 1999/2846) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Third Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 14 December.

DIE MARTIS 14o DECEMBRIS 1999

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Andrew F. Bennett
E. OnslowMr Dominic Grieve
L. SkelmersdaleMr William Ross
L. WalkerMr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
Mr Brian White

Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr John Mallinson, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Asylum Support (Interim Provisions) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/3056) on the ground that the instrument requires elucidation; and

   —   Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/3107) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Fourth Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 11 January 2000.

DIE MARTIS 11o JANUARII 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Andrew F. Bennett
L. HardyMr Harold Best
L. SkelmersdaleMr Ivan Henderson
L. Thomas of GresfordMr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
L. Vivian
L. Walker

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB, and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Afghanistan (United Nations Sanctions) Order 1999(S.I. 1999/3133) and the Afghanistan (United Nations Sanctions) (Channel Islands) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/3134) on the ground that the instruments make unexpected use of the powers conferred by the statute under which they are made. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Fifth Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 18 January.

DIE MARTIS 18o JANUARII 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Andrew F. Bennett
L. HardyMr Ivan Henderson
E. OnslowMr William Ross
L. SkelmersdaleMr Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr John Mallinson, in attendance.

   Resolved, That in the absence of the Chairman, Mr Andrew F. Bennett do take the Chair—(Lord Hardy.).

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Dangerous Substances and Preparations (Safety) (Consolidation) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/3193) and the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 19999/3194) on the ground that the instruments are defectively drafted. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Sixth Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 25 January.

DIE MARTIS 25o JANUARII 2000

   Present:

L. HardyMr Andrew F Bennett
E. OnslowMr Harold Best
L. SkelmersdaleMr Ivan Henderson
L. VivianMr William Ross
L. WalkerMr David Tredinnick (Chairman)

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Crown Court (Amendment No. 2) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1999 (S.R. 1999/491) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/3232) on the ground that the instrument is intra vires;

   —   Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/3242) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships and Tonnage) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/3206) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Social Security (Claims and Information) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/3108) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted; and

   —   Good Laboratory Practice Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/3106) on the ground that the instrument makes unexpected use of the powers conferred by the statute under which it is made. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.
   Resolved, That the Report be the Seventh Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 1 February.

DIE MARTIS 1o FEBRUARII 2000

   Present:

L. HardyMr Harold Best
L. VivianMr William Ross
L. WalkerMr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
Mr Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr John Mallinson, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Hill Livestock (Compensatory Allowances) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/3316) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted; and

   —   Plant Protection Products (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/3430) on the ground that the instrument requires elucidation. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (Transitional and Consequential Finance Provisions) Order 1999 be reported to both Houses:

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Eighth Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 8 February.

DIE MARTIS 8o FEBRUARII 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Harold Best
L. HardyMr Ivan Henderson
L. SkelmersdaleMr Brian White
L. Vivian

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB, Mr Anwar Akbar and Mr John Mallinson, in attendance.

   Resolved, That in the absence of the Chairman, Lord Skelmersdale do take the Chair—(Lord Hardy.).

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Harbour Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/3445) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Family Proceedings (Amendment No. 2) Rules 1999 (S.I. 1999/3491) on the ground that there is a procedural default; and

   —   Pet Travel Scheme (Pilot Arrangements) (England) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/3443) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the following instruments be reported to both Houses:

   —   Copyright (Certification of Licensing Scheme for Educational Recording of Broadcasts and Cable Programmes) (Educational Recording Agency Limited) (Amendment) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/3452);

   —   Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Croydon Tramlink Class CR4000 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/6); and

   —   Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Control Measures) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/51).

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Ninth Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 15 February.

DIE MARTIS 15o FEBRUARII 2000

   Present:

L. HardyMr Andrew F Bennett
L. SkelmersdaleMr Harold Best
L. VivianMr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
L. WalkerMr Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC and Mr Stephen Mason CB, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Nursery Education (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/107) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Primary Care Trusts (Membership, Procedure and Administration Arrangements) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/89); National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Amendment Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/121); and National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) Amendment Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/122) on the ground that the instruments require elucidation;

   —   Health Service Medicines (Price Control Appeals) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/124) on the grounds that the instrument makes unexpected use of the powers conferred by the statute under which it is made and that it is defectively drafted;

   —   Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2000 (S.I 2000/52) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted; and

   —   Draft Greater London Authority (Election Expenses) Order 2000 on the ground that the Order makes unexpected use of the powers conferred by the statute under which it is made. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Tenth Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 29 February.

DIE MARTIS 29o FEBRUARII 2000

   Present:

L. HardyMr Harold Best
L. SkelmersdaleMr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
Mr Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/128) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instrument be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (Exemption from Repeal) (Scotland) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/3274) be reported to both Houses.

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Eleventh Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 7 March.

DIE MARTIS 7o MARTII 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Harold Best
L. HardyMr Dominic Grieve
L. SkelmersdaleMr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
L. Thomas of Gresford
L. Vivian
L. Walker

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr John Mallinson, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Road Transport (Passenger Vehicles Cabotage) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/3143) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instrument be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the National Health Service (General Medical Services) Amendment Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/220) be reported to both Houses:

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Twelfth Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 14 March.

DIE MARTIS 14o MARTII 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Andrew F. Bennett
L. HardyMr Harold Best
E. OnslowMr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
L. SkelmersdaleMr Brian White
L. Thomas of Gresford
L. Vivian
L. Walker

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Competition Commission Appeal Tribunal Rules 2000 (S.I. 2000/261) on the grounds that the instrument makes unexpected use of the powers conferred on it by the statute and that it is defectively drafted; and

   —   Competition Act 1998 (Director's rules) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/293) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Meat (Enhanced Enforcement Powers) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/225) be reported to both Houses.

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Thirteenth Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 28 March.

DIE MARTIS 28o MARTII 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Andrew F. Bennett
L. HardyMr William Ross
E. OnslowMr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
L. Skelmersdale
L. Vivian
L. Walker

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr John Mallinson, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Competition Act 1998 (Transitional, Consequential and Supplemental Provisions) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/311) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted; and

   —   Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Measures for the Recovery of the Stock of Cod) (Irish Sea) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/435) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the following instruments be reported to both Houses:


—   Judicial Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/342); and

   —   Community Legal Service (Costs) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/441).

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Fourteenth Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 3 April.

DIE MARTIS 4o APRILIS 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Dominic Grieve
L. HardyMr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
L. Vivian

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Community Legal Service (Financial) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/516) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted; and

   —   Financing of Maintained Schools (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/478) on the ground that there is a procedural default. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Financing of Maintained Schools (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/478) be reported to both Houses:

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Fifteenth Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 11 April.

DIE MARTIS 11o APRILIS 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Harold Best
L. HardyMr Dominic Grieve
E. OnslowMr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
L. VivianMr Brian White
L. Walker

Mr John Mallinson, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (Accounts and Audit) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/655) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.


Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the following instruments be reported to both Houses:

   —   National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) Amendment Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/621);

   —   Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Levy) Amendment Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/542);

   —   Buildings Societies (General Charge and Fees) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/668); Industrial and Provident Societies (Credit Unions) (Fees) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/669); Industrial and Provident Societies (Fees) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/673); and Friendly Societies (General Charge and Fees) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/674); and

   —   Civil Aviation (Navigation Services Charges) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/599).

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Sixteenth Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 18 April.

DIE MARTIS 18o APRILIS 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Andrew F. Bennett
L. HardyMr Harold Best
L. SkelmersdaleMr Ivan Henderson
L. VivianMr William Ross
Mr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
Mr Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/730) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted; and

   —   Food Standards Act 1999 (Transitional and Consequential Provisions and Savings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/656) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the following instruments be reported to both Houses:

   —   Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/726); and

   —   Young Offender Institution (Amendment) Rules 2000 (S.I. 2000/700).

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Seventeenth Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 9 May.

DIE MARTIS 9o MAII 2000

   Present:

L. HardyMr Andrew F Bennett
L. WalkerMr Ivan Henderson
Mr William Ross

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr John Mallinson, in attendance.

   Resolved, That in the absence of the Chairman, Mr Andrew F. Bennett do take the Chair—(Lord Hardy.).

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Meat Products (Hygiene) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/790) on the ground that there is a procedural default;

   —   Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Quota and Third Country Fishing Measures) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/827) on the ground that the instrument makes unexpected use of the powers conferred by the statute under which it was made;

   —   Action for Education and Employment South East Sheffield Education Action Zone Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/863); and Bristol Education Action Zone Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/865); and

   —   Access to Justice Act 1999 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/900) on the ground that the instrument requires elucidation. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the National Health Service Pension Scheme (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/790) be reported to both Houses.

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Eighteenth Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 16 May.

DIE MARTIS 16o MAII 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Andrew F. Bennett
L. WalkerMr Dominic Grieve
Mr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
Mr Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Education (Student Support) (European Institutions) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/923) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted; and

   —   Income-related Benefits and Jobseeker's Allowance (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/979) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Supreme Court Fees (Amendment No. 2) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/937), Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment No. 2) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/938), and County Court Fees (Amendment No. 2) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/939) be reported to both Houses.
   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Nineteenth Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 23 May.

DIE MARTIS 23o MAII 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Andrew F. Bennett
L. HardyMr Ivan Henderson
L. SkelmersdaleMr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
L. Vivian
L. Walker

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr John Mallinson, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Local Authorities (Capital Finance, Approved Investments and Contracts) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/1033) on the ground that the instrument requires elucidation; and

   —   Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Conservation Measures) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1081) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the following instruments be reported to both Houses:

   —   Environmental Protection (Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls and other Dangerous Substances) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/1043); and

   —   Horticultural Development Council (Amendment) Order 2000.

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Twentieth Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 13 June.

DIE MARTIS 13o JUNII 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr William Ross
L. HardyMr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
L. SkelmersdaleMr Brian White
L. Walker

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-first Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 20 June.

DIE MARTIS 20o JUNII 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
L. HardyMr Brian White
E. Onslow
L. Skelmersdale

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr John Mallinson, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Bexley) Designation Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1258) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Drinking Water (Undertakings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/1297) on the ground that the instrument makes unexpected use of the powers conferred by the statute under which it is made;

   —   In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/1315) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted; and

   —   Pets Travel Scheme (Pilot Arrangements) (England) (Amendment) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1298) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Export of Goods (Control) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1239) be reported to both Houses.

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-second Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 27 June.

DIE MARTIS 27o JUNII 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Andrew F. Bennett
L. HardyMr Ivan Henderson
L. SkelmersdaleMr William Ross
L. VivianMr Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

   Resolved, That in the absence of the Chairman, Mr Andrew F. Bennett do take the Chair—(Lord Hardy.).

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Merchant Shipping (Survey and Certification) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/1334) on the grounds that the instrument requires elucidation and that it is defectively drafted; and

   —   Merchant Shipping (Load Line) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/1335) on the ground that the instrument requires elucidation. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the following instruments be reported to both Houses:

   —   Education (Student Support) (European Institutions) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/1047);

   —   Medicines (Aristolochia and Mu Tong etc) (Temporary Prohibition) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1368);

   —   Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Freezing of Funds and Prohibition on Investment) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/1367); and

   —   Census Order (Northern Ireland) 2000 (S.R. 2000/168).

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-third Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 4 July.

DIE MARTIS 4o JULII 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Andrew F. Bennett
L. HardyMr William Ross
L. SkelmersdaleMr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
L. VivianMr Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr John Mallinson, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the Committee notes the retirement of Mr John Mallinson, Speaker's Assistant Counsel, expresses its thanks to him for the great assistance he has given the Committee and acknowledges also the informal help that he has given to Departments. — (The Chairman.).

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Local Government (Early Termination of Employment) (Discretionary Compensation) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/1410) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   The Devil's Dyke Brighton and Hove Compulsory Rights Order 2000 on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted; and

   —   Transport of Explosives (Safety Advisers) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 (S.R. 2000/171) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/1433) be reported to both Houses.

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-fourth Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 11 July.

DIE MARTIS 11o JULII 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Andrew F. Bennett
L. HardyMr Harold Best
L. Thomas of GresfordMr Ivan Henderson
L. VivianMr William Ross
Mr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
Mr Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Town and Country Planning (London Spatial Development Strategy) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/1491) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted. — (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instrument be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the following instruments be reported to both Houses:

   —   Town and Country Planning (Mayor of London) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1493); and

   —   Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/1432); and

   —   The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/1673).

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-fifth Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 18 July.

DIE MARTIS 18o JULII 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr William Ross
L. HardyMr David Tredinnick (Chairman)

Mr Stephen Mason CB, in attendance.

   A draft Special Report [Departmental Returns, 1999], proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the First Special Report of the Committee.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Eritrea and Ethiopia (United Nations Sanctions) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1556) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Eritrea and Ethiopia (United Nations Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1557) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted; and

   —   Air Navigation Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1562) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.— (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the following instruments be reported to both Houses:

   —   Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Modern Foreign Languages) (England) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1595);

—    Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Art and Design) (England) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1602);

—   Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Citizenship) (England) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1603);

—   Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in History) (England) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1606); and

—   Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Physical Education) (England) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1607)

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-sixth Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 25th July.

DIE MARTIS 25o JULII 2000

   Present:

L. HardyMr Andrew F Bennett
L. LeaMr Dominic Grieve
Mr Ivan Henderson
Mr Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Stephen Mason CB and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

   Resolved, That in the absence of the Chairman, Mr Andrew F. Bennett do take the Chair—(Lord Hardy.).

   Resolved, That the Committee notes the retirement of Mr Stephen Mason CB, Counsel to the Speaker, expresses its thanks to him for the great assistance he has given the Committee and acknowledges also the informal help that he has given to Departments—(The Chairman.).

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Town and Country Planning (Inquiries Procedure) (England) Rules 2000 (S.I. 2000/1624); the Town and Country Planning Appeals (Determination by Inspectors) (Inquiries Procedure) (England) Rules 2000 (S.I. 2000/1625); the Town and Country Planning (Hearings Procedure) (England) Rules 2000 (S.I. 2000/1626); and the Town and Country Planning (Appeals) (Written Representations Procedure) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/1628) on the ground that the instruments are defectively drafted.— (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-seventh Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 24 October.

DIE MARTIS 24o OCTOBRIS 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Andrew F. Bennett
L. HardyMr Harold Best
L. LeaMr Ivan Henderson
L. VivianMr David Tredinnick (Chairman)

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr John Vaux and Mr Alan Preston, in attendance.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Oil and Fibre Plant Seeds (Amendment) (England) Regulation 2000 (S.I. 2000.1789), Vegetable Seeds (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/1790), Beet Seeds (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/1791), Fodder Plant Seeds (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/1792), and Cereal Seeds (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/1793) be reported to both Houses:

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-eighth Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 31 October.

DIE MARTIS 31o OCTOBRIS 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Dominic Grieve
L. HardyMr Ivan Henderson
L. LeaMr William Ross
Mr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
Mr Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Peter Brooksbank, in attendance.

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-ninth Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 7 November.

DIE MARTIS 7o NOVEMBRIS 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Andrew F Bennett
L. HardyMr Harold Best
L. LeaMr William Ross
L. SkelmersdaleMr Brian White
L. Vivian

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Peter Brooksbank, in attendance.

   Resolved, That in the absence of the Chairman, Mr Andrew F. Bennett do take the Chair.—(Lord Hardy.)

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Water and Sewerage Undertakers (Inset Appointments) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/1842) on the ground that the instrument is intra vires;

   —   Social Security (Work-focused Interviews for Lone Parents) and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/1926) on the grounds that the instrument requires elucidation and is defectively drafted;

   —   Wireless Telegraphy (Broadband Fixed Wireless Access Licences) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2039) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Dartford-Thurrock Crossing (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2151) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Training Programmes (Cessation of Funding) (Prescribed Actions) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2170) on the ground that the instrument requires elucidation;

   —   Sheep and Goats Identification (England) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2027) on the ground that the instrument is intra vires; and

   —   Football (Disorder) (Legal Advice and Assistance) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2127) on the ground that the instrument makes unexpected use of the powers conferred on it by the statute under which it was made.— (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the following instruments be reported to both Houses:

   —   Court of Protection (Amendment) Rules 2000 (S.I. 2000/2025); and

   —   Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 7) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2077); Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 6) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2084); Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 8) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2207); Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 7) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2078); Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 6) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2086); and Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 8) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2208).

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Thirtieth Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 14 November.

DIE MARTIS 14o NOVEMBRIS 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Andrew F Bennett
L. HardyMr Harold Best
L. LeaMr Dominic Grieve
L. SkelmersdaleMr Ivan Henderson
Mr David Tredinnick (Chairman)

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston Mr Anwar Akbar, and Mr Peter Brooksbank, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Education (Change of Category of Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2195) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Education (Maintenance Allowance (Pilot Areas) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2012) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Education (National Curriculum) (Temporary Exceptions for Individual Pupils) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2121) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;
   —   Education (Mandatory Awards) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2123) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Education (Bursaries for School Teacher Training Pilot Scheme) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2193) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Pitcairn (Amendment) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1340), and Pitcairn Court of Appeal Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1341) on the ground that the instruments are defectively drafted; and

   —   Torbay Primary Care Trust (Establishment) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2154), Bournemouth Primary Care Trust (Establishment) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2155), South Hams and West Devon Primary Care Trust (Establishment) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2156), North Dorset Primary Care Trust (Establishment) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2157), Carrick Primary Care Trust (Establishment) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2158), Birmingham North East Primary Care Trust (Establishment) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2338), Greater Yardley Primary Care Trust (Establishment) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2339), Morecambe Bay Primary Care Trust (Establishment) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2392), North Hampshire Primary Care Trust (Establishment) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2547), and Lowestoft Primary Care Trust (Establishment) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2689) on the ground that the instruments are defectively drafted.— (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the following instruments be reported to both Houses:

   —   Wiltshire College (Government) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2173); and

   —   Transport and Works (Applications and Objections Procedure) (England and Wales) Rules 2000 (S.I. 2000/2190).

   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Thirty-first Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 21 November.

DIE MARTIS 21o NOVEMBRIS 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Andrew F Bennett
L. LeaMr Harold Best
L. VivianMr Ivan Henderson
Mr William Ross
Mr David Tredinnick (Chairman)
Mr Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston, and Mr Peter Brooksbank, in attendance.

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Food Irradiation Provisions (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2254) on the grounds that the instrument is defectively drafted and requires elucidation;

   —   Family Proceedings (Amendment) Rules 2000 (S.I. 2000/2267) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Water Supply and Sewerage Services (Customer Service Standards) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2301) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2326) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Summary Appeal Court (Navy) Rules 2000 (S.I. 2000/2370), Summary Appeal Court (Army) Rules 2000 (S.I. 2000/2371), and Summary Appeal Court (Air Force) Rules 2000 (S.I. 2000/2372) on the ground that the instruments are defectively drafted;

   —   Motor Fuel (Designated Filling Stations and Fuel Depots) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2484), Liquid and Gaseous Fuel (Designated Filling Stations and Fuel Depots) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2522), Liquid and Gaseous Fuel (Designated Filling Stations and Fuel Depots) (No. 2) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2523), Liquid and Gaseous Fuel (Designated Filling Stations and Fuel Depots) (No. 3) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2530), Liquid and Gaseous Fuel (Designated Filling Stations and Fuel Depots) (No. 4) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2533), and Liquid and Gaseous Fuel (Designated Filling Stations and Fuel Depots (No. 5) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2535) on the ground that the instruments make unexpected use of the power conferred by the statute under which they were made.— (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the following instruments be reported to both Houses:

   —   Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) (England) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/1984);

   —   General Medical Council (Registration (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations) Order of Council 2000 (S.I. 2000/2141); and

   —   Summary Appeal Court (Navy) Rules 2000 (S.I. 2000/2370), Summary Appeal Court (Army) Rules 2000 (S.I. 2000/2371), and Summary Appeal Court (Air Force) Rules 2000 (S.I. 2000/2372).
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   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Thirty-second Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 28 November.

DIE MARTIS 28o NOVEMBRIS 2000

   Present:

L. GreenwayMr Harold Best
L. HardyMr Ivan Henderson
L. LeaMr William Ross
L. SkelmersdaleMr Brian White
L. Vivian

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston, and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

   Resolved, That in the absence of the Chairman, Lord Skelmersdale do take the Chair.—(Lord Hardy.)   

   Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the:

   —   Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 1) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2524) on the ground that there is a procedural default;

   —   Harlow Primary Care Trust (Establishment) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2820) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Act 1999 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2821) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted;

   —   Protection of Children Act Tribunal Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2619) on the grounds that the instrument is defectively drafted and other matters;

   —   Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2532) on the ground that the instrument requires elucidation;

   —   Road Traffic (Owner Liability) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2546) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted; and

   —   Railways (Safety Case) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2688) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.— (The Chairman.)

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

   Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the following instruments be reported to both Houses:

   —   Immigration (Designation of Travel Bans) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/2724);

   —   Specified Risk Material (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2672); and

   —   Dual-Use Items (Export Control) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2620).
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   Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, agreed to.

   Resolved, That the Report be the Thirty-third Report of the Committee.

   Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

   The Committee adjourned till Tuesday 13 December.


 
 
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