House of Lords Journal 232 (Session 1998-99)


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Wednesday 16 June 1999

The House met at half-past two o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Irvine of Lairg, L.
(Lord Chancellor)

Abercorn, D.
Ackner, L.
Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Addison, V.
Ahmed, L.
Ailesbury, M.
Aldington, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Alli, L.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Anelay of St. Johns, B.
Annaly, L.
Annan, L.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Archer of Weston-Super-Mare, L.
Arran, E.
Ashbourne, L.
Ashley of Stoke, L.
Astor, V.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Bach, L.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Baldwin of Bewdley, E.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Bathurst, E.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Beaverbrook, L.
Belhaven and Stenton, L.
Berkeley, L.

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Berners, B.
Biddulph, L.
Biffen, L.
Birdwood, L.
Birkett, L.
Blackwell, L.
Blaker, L.
Blatch, B.
Blease, L.
Bledisloe, V.
Blyth, L.
Boardman, L.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Bowness, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bragg, L.
Brentford, V.
Bridgeman, V.
Brightman, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Bruce of Donington, L.
Bruntisfield, L.
Buccleuch and Queensberry, D.
Buchan, E.
Burlison, L.
Burnham, L.
Burns, L.
Butterworth, L.
Byford, B.
Cadman, L.
Caithness, E.
Callaghan of Cardiff, L.
Calverley, L.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Carew, L.
Carlisle, E.
Carnegy of Lour, B.
Carnock, L.
Carr of Hadley, L.
Carrick, E.
Carrington, L.
Carter, L.
Castle of Blackburn, B.
Chadlington, L.
Chalfont, L.
Charteris of Amisfield, L.
Chorley, L.
Christopher, L.
Clancarty, E.
Clanwilliam, E.
Clark of Kempston, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Cledwyn of Penrhos, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cockfield, L.
Cocks of Hartcliffe, L.
Coleraine, L.
Coleridge, L.
Colville of Culross, V.
Colwyn, L.
Constantine of Stanmore, L.
Cooke of Thorndon, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Courtown, E.
Cowdray, V.
Cowley, E.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Cranborne, V.
Crathorne, L.
Crawley, B.
Crickhowell, L.
Cross, V.
Cuckney, L.
Darcy de Knayth, B.
Dartmouth, E.
David, B.
Davidson, V.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
De L’Isle, V.
De Ramsey, L.
Dean of Harptree, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Denbigh, E.
Denham, L.
Derwent, L.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Dilhorne, V.
Dixon, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Donoughue, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Drogheda, E.
Dubs, L.
Dundee, E.
Dundonald, E.
Eatwell, L.
Eccles, V.
Eden of Winton, L.
Effingham, E.
Elibank, L.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Ely, M.
Emerton, B.
Erne, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Watford, L.
Exmouth, V.
Ezra, L.
Falkland, V.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Ferrers, E.
Fitt, L.
Flather, B.
Foley, L.
Fookes, B.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Freyberg, L.
Gainford, L.
Gainsborough, E.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Garel-Jones, L.
Geddes, L.
Geraint, L.
Gladwin of Clee, L.
Glenamara, L.
Glenarthur, L.
Glentoran, L.
Goodhart, L.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Grantchester, L.
Gray, L.
Greenway, L.
Gregson, L.
Grenfell, L.
Grey, E.
Hacking, L.
Halsbury, E.
Hamilton of Dalzell, L.
Hampton, L.
Hanningfield, L.
Harding of Petherton, L.
Hardy of Wath, L.
Harmar-Nicholls, L.
Harmsworth, L.
Harris of Greenwich, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Peckham, L.
Harrowby, E.
Haskel, L.
Hayhoe, L.
Hayman, B.
Healey, L.
Henley, L.
Higgins, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hogg, B.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
HolmPatrick, L.
Home, E.
Hothfield, L.
Howe, E.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Hussey of North Bradley, L.
Hylton, L.
Hylton-Foster, B.
Ilchester, E.
Inchcape, E.
Inchyra, L.
Ironside, L.
Islwyn, L.
Iveagh, E.
Jacobs, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jay of Paddington, B.
Jellicoe, E.
Jenkins of Hillhead, L.
Jenkins of Putney, L.
Jopling, L.
Kelvedon, L.
Kennet, L.
Keyes, L.
Kimball, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kinloss, Ly.
Kinnoull, E.
Kintore, E.
Knight of Collingtree, B.
Knollys, V.

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Laing of Dunphail, L.
Laming, L.
Lane, L.
Lauderdale, E.
Lawrence, L.
Layton, L.
Leigh, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Lindsay, E.
Lindsey and Abingdon, E.
Listowel, E.
Liverpool, E.
Lloyd-George of Dwyfor, E.
Lockwood, B.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
Long, V.
Longford, E.
Lucas, L.
Lucas of Chilworth, L.
Ludford, B.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McCarthy, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
McConnell, L.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
Mackay of Drumadoon, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McNair, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Mancroft, L.
Mar, C.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Mason of Barnsley, L.
Massereene and Ferrard, V.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Mersey, V.
Meston, L.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Milner of Leeds, L.
Mishcon, L.
Molloy, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monkswell, L.
Monro of Langholm, L.
Monson, L.
Montagu of Beaulieu, L.
Montague of Oxford, L.
Monteagle of Brandon, L.
Montgomery of Alamein, V.
Montrose, D.
Moran, L.
Morris, L.
Morris of Castle Morris, L.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Mountevans, L.
Mountgarret, V.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Moyne, L.
Moynihan, L.
Munster, E.
Murray of Epping Forest, L.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Napier and Ettrick, L.
Naseby, L.
Nelson, E.
Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.
Noel-Buxton, L.
Norrie, L.
Northbourne, L.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
Norton, L.
Norton of Louth, L.
Nunburnholme, L.
O’Cathain, B.
Onslow of Woking, L.
Oppenheim-Barnes, B.
Oxford, Bp.
Oxfuird, V.
Palmer, L.
Palumbo, L.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Parkinson, L.
Patel, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Peel, E.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Peston, L.
Peyton of Yeovil, L.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.
Pike, B.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Porter of Luddenham, L.
Puttnam, L.
Quinton, L.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Rawlinson of Ewell, L.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Reay, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rees, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.
Rennell, L.
Renton, L.
Renwick, L.
Richard, L.
Ripon, Bp.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Rogers of Riverside, L.
Romney, E.
Rotherwick, L.
Rowallan, L.
Russell, E.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
Saatchi, L.
Sainsbury of Turville, L.
St. Davids, V.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St. John of Fawsley, L.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
Sandberg, L.
Sawyer, L.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Seccombe, B.
Sempill, L.
Sewel, L.
Shannon, E.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Sharples, B.
Shaughnessy, L.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Shepherd, L.
Shore of Stepney, L.
Shrewsbury, E.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Simon of Highbury, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Skidelsky, L.
Slim, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
Spens, L.
Stair, E.
Stallard, L.
Stewartby, L.
Stodart of Leaston, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strange, B.
Strathclyde, L.
Sudeley, L.
Swansea, L.
Swinfen, L.
Swinton, E.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Warwick, L.
Tebbit, L.
Tenby, V.
Teviot, L.
Thatcher, B.
Thomas of Gwydir, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Thornton, B.
Thurlow, L.
Thurso, V.
Tomlinson, L.
Tordoff, L.
Torrington, V.
Trefgarne, L.
Trumpington, B.
Tugendhat, L.
Tweeddale, M.
Uddin, B.
Ullswater, V.
Waddington, L.
Wakeham, L.
Walker of Doncaster, L.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walpole, L.
Walton of Detchant, L.
Warner, L.
Warnock, B.
Waverley, V.
Weatherill, L.

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Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Wedgwood, L.
Westbury, L.
Wharton, B.
Whitty, L.
Wigoder, L.
Wilberforce, L.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williams of Mostyn, L.
Willoughby de Broke, L.
Winchilsea and Nottingham, E.
Winston, L.
Wise, L.
Wynford, L.
Young, B.
Young of Old Scone, B.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Ripon.

Judicial Business

1.Inco Europe Limited and others (Appellants) v. First Choice Distribution (a firm) and others (Respondents)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
2.Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Petitioner) ex parte Gashi (A.P.) (Respondent)—The respondent’s legal aid certificate was lodged.
3.Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 33rd Report:

MacNiven (Her Majesty’s Inspector of Taxes) (Petitioner) v. Westmoreland Investments Limited (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 30th June next.

4.Appeal Committee—The 40th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made:

Lace Co-ordinates Limited (Petitioners) v. NEM Insurance Company Limited (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d) and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

Regina v. Kelly (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be refused.

Regina v. Sandford (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be refused.

Birmingham City Council (Petitioners) v. Oakley (A.P.) (Respondent)—That the respondent be invited to lodge objections by 30th June next.

Regina v. Bett (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be refused.

Union Carbide Corporation (a body corporate) (Respondents) v. B P Chemicals Limited (Petitioners)—That the petition be referred for hearing.

Regina v. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Respondent) ex parte Watt (A.P.) (Petitioner) (Northern Ireland)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981; and that the respondent be at liberty to apply for her costs in accordance with direction 5.1(c); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

Papers

5.Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Competition Commission—Portsmouth & Sunderland Newspapers plc and Johnston Press PLC/Newsquest (Investments) Limited/News Communications and Media plc: A report 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;
 (4358)
2.Scottish Land Court—Report for 1998 of the Scottish Land Court;
 (4332)
3.Nuclear Energy—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Japan for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy;
 (4370)
4.Industrial Development—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Israel on Bilateral Cooperation in Private Sector Industrial Research and Development, together with an explanatory memorandum.
 (4374)
6.Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

Draft Stansted Airport Aircraft Movement Limit (Amendment) Order 1999.

7.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Magistrates’ Courts Committees (Hereford and Worcester and Shropshire) Amalgamation Order 1999, laid under the Justices of the Peace Act 1997;
 (1705)
2.Merchant Shipping (Additional Safety Measures for Bulk Carriers) Regulations 1999, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995;
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3.Education (School Organisation Proposals) (Wales) Regulations 1999, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;
 (1671)
4.Local Government Officers (Political Restrictions) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.
 (1665)
8.Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Consent to Transfers of Newspapers Following Reports from the Competition Commission on the Transfers of the Newspapers of Portsmouth & Sunderland Newspapers plc to:
(i)Johnston Press PLC—
(ii)Newsquest (Investments) Limited—
(iii)News Communications and Media plc—
 laid under the Fair Trading Act 1973;
2.Report for 1998 of the Equal Opportunities Commission: Setting the Agenda for Equality, laid under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975;
3.Reports for 1998–99 of the Health Service Commissioner:
(i)Annual Report (6th Report)—
(ii)Investigations Completed (5th Report)—
 laid under the Health Service Commissioners Act 1993.

Select Committee Reports

9.Delegated Powers and Deregulation—The following reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:

17th Report, on the following bills:

 Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill;
 Road Traffic (Vehicle Testing) Bill;
 Road Traffic (Enforcement Powers) Bill [HL]; (HL Paper 72)

18th Report, on the proposal for a draft Deregulation (New Year Licensing) Order 1999. (HL Paper 73)

Private Business

10.HFC Bank Bill—The bill was reported from the Unopposed Bill Committee without amendment.
11.City of Stoke-on-Trent Tunstall Northern By-Pass Local Government Act Compulsory Purchase Order 1997—It was reported by the Chairman of Committees and the Chairman of Ways and Means in the House of Commons pursuant to section 3(5) of the Statutory Order (Special Procedure) Act 1945, that petitions had been presented against the City of Stoke-on-Trent Tunstall Northern By-Pass Local Government Act Compulsory Purchase Order 1997 by:
1.Packmoor Area Residents Association
2.Newchapel Riders Association
3.Cllr Ann Elizabeth James
4.Ian Norris
5.Gary Challinor
6.John Benjamin Edwards
7.Mr Robert Cooper and Miss Lisa Johnson
8.Mr Leslie Tilsley and Mr Alan Griffiths
9.Denise Wiggin
10.Cllr. Charles Lee Wanger and Shereen Victoria Wanger
11.Mrs Claire Weatherall and Mr Mark Weatherall
12.Darren Jones
13.Mrs Lorraine Tyer
14.Mrs Lee Chidlow
15.Maurice Booth
16.Yasmin Qureshi
17.Alan Armstrong
18.Jacqueline, Daniel and Ashley Wootton, Joy Preece and Colin Dale, and Stephen Talbot
19.Yvonne Sanders and Ellen Sanders
20.Mr Nigel Hughes and Mrs Sandra Hughes

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21.Dr Janine F. Bridges and Miss Cathrine Ann Taylor

and had been certified by them as proper to be received and as petitions of general objection.

Public Business

12.House of Lords’ Offices—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the 2nd Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 65) be agreed to; the motion was agreed to.
13.Employment Relations Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was agreed to (see division list 1); the House was resumed.
14.Tourism: Working Time Directive—The Lord Cadman asked Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effect of the introduction of the Working Time Directive on the well-being of the tourist industry; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

15.Employment Relations Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 2); amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 70)

The House was adjourned at fourteen minutes before eleven o’clock
till tomorrow, two o’clock for judicial business,
three o’clock for public business.


DIVISIONS

Division No. 1

EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BILL

It was moved by the Baroness Miller of Hendon, in Clause 15, page 8, line 20, at end to insert:

(“(4) The payment of higher wages or higher rates of pay or overtime or the payment of any signing on or other bonuses or the provision of other benefits having a monetary value to other workers employed by the same employer shall not constitute a detriment to any worker not receiving the same or similar payments or benefits within the meaning of subsection (1)(a) of this section so long as—

(a) there is no inhibition in the contract of employment of the worker receiving the same from being the member of any trade union, and

(b) the said payments of higher wages or rates of pay or overtime or bonuses or the provision of other benefits are in accordance with the terms of a contract of employment and reasonably relate to services provided by the worker under that contract,

and paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to this Act and sections 146 and 148(3) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 shall be construed accordingly.”);

which being objected to, the question was put thereupon, and the Committee divided:

Contents.............98

Not-Contents.............78

CONTENTS

Aldington, L.
Anelay of St. Johns, B.
Annaly, L.
Arran, E.
Astor, V.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Bathurst, E.
Berners, B.
Biffen, L.
Blaker, L.
Blatch, B.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Burnham, L. [Teller]
Byford, B.
Cadman, L.
Carnegy of Lour, B.
Carnock, L.
Clark of Kempston, L.
Coleraine, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Courtown, E.
Cranborne, V.
Crickhowell, L.
Cross, V.
Dartmouth, E.
Dean of Harptree, L.
Denham, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Effingham, E.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Ferrers, E.
Fookes, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Garel-Jones, L.
Geddes, L.
Glenarthur, L.
Glentoran, L.
Harding of Petherton, L.
Harmar-Nicholls, L.
Hayhoe, L.
Henley, L. [Teller]
Higgins, L.
Hogg, B.
HolmPatrick, L.
Home, E.
Howe, E.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Kimball, L.

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Kingsland, L.
Lauderdale, E.
Leigh, L.
Liverpool, E.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
Mackay of Drumadoon, L.
Mancroft, L.
Massereene and Ferrard, V.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Mersey, V.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Monro of Langholm, L.
Montagu of Beaulieu, L.
Monteagle of Brandon, L.
Montgomery of Alamein, V.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Munster, E.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Naseby, L.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
Norton of Louth, L.
Nunburnholme, L.
O’Cathain, B.
Onslow of Woking, L.
Rawlings, B.
Renton, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Rotherwick, L.
Rowallan, L.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
St. John of Fawsley, L.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
Seccombe, B.
Sharples, B.
Shrewsbury, E.
Stewartby, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Tebbit, L.
Thomas of Gwydir, L.
Torrington, V.
Tugendhat, L.
Westbury, L.
Wise, L.
Wynford, L.
Young, B.

NOT-CONTENTS

Acton, L.
Ahmed, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Alli, L.
Amos, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Bach, L.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Blease, L.
Bragg, L.
Brookman, L.
Burlison, L.
Carlisle, E.
Carter, L. [Teller]
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Crawley, B.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Dixon, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Dubs, L.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Watford, L.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Gladwin of Clee, L.
Goodhart, L.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Grenfell, L.
Hacking, L.
Hampton, L.
Hardy of Wath, L.
Harris of Greenwich, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Haskel, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Islwyn, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Kennet, L.
Lockwood, B.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
McCarthy, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L. [Teller]
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McNair, L.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Meston, L.
Milner of Leeds, L.
Mishcon, L.
Monkswell, L.
Morris of Castle Morris, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Razzall, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Rogers of Riverside, L.
Sainsbury of Turville, L.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Sewel, L.
Shore of Stepney, L.
Simon, V.
Simon of Highbury, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Thurso, V.
Tordoff, L.
Walpole, L.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Whitty, L.
Williams of Mostyn, L.

Division No. 2

EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BILL

It was moved by the Baroness Miller of Hendon, in Schedule 7, page 86, line 11, at end to insert:

(“Provided that regulations made under this section shall only be made with the purpose of protecting employees’ rights and not otherwise to interfere with the commercial relationship between such agencies or businesses and employers.””);

which being objected to, the question was put thereupon, and the Committee divided:

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Not-Contents.............51

CONTENTS

Anelay of St. Johns, B.
Annaly, L.
Arran, E.
Attlee, E.
Berners, B.
Blatch, B.
Bridgeman, V.
Dean of Harptree, L.
Fookes, B.
Glentoran, L.
Harmar-Nicholls, L.
Harris of Peckham, L.
Henley, L. [Teller]
Home, E.
Kingsland, L.
Luke, L.
Mackay of Drumadoon, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
Norton of Louth, L.
Parkinson, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Rowallan, L.
Seccombe, B. [Teller]
Tebbit, L.
Torrington, V.
Wynford, L.

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Acton, L.
Alli, L.
Amos, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Bach, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Burlison, L.
Carter, L. [Teller]
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Crawley, B.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Desai, L.
Dixon, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Dubs, L.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Grenfell, L.
Hacking, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Hoyle, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Lockwood, B.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
McCarthy, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L. [Teller]
McNair, L.
Maddock, B.
Monkswell, L.
Morris of Castle Morris, L.
Peston, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Sainsbury of Turville, L.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Sewel, L.
Simon, V.
Simon of Highbury, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Thurso, V.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Whitty, L.
Williams of Mostyn, L.