House of Lords Journal 233 (Session 1999-00)


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Tuesday 30 November 1999

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

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Irvine of Lairg, L.
(Lord Chancellor)

Aberdare, L.
Ackner, L.
Addington, L.
Ahmed, L.
Aldington, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Alli, L.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Ampthill, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Annan, L.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Ashley of Stoke, L.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Bach, L.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Baldwin of Bewdley, E.
Barker, B.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Bell, L.
Belstead, L.
Biffen, L.
Birmingham, Bp.
Blatch, B.
Blease, L.
Bledisloe, V.
Blood, B.
Boardman, L.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Bowness, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bragg, L.
Bramall, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Brightman, L.
Bristol, Bp.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookeborough, V.
Brookman, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Bruce of Donington, L.
Burlison, L.
Burnham, L.
Burns, L.
Buscombe, B.
Butterworth, L.
Byford, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Carlile of Berriew, L.
Carmichael of Kelvingrove, L.
Carnarvon, E.
Carter, L.
Cavendish of Furness, L.
Chadlington, L.
Chalfont, L.
Clark of Kempston, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Cledwyn of Penrhos, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Cockfield, L.
Cocks of Hartcliffe, L.
Colville of Culross, V.
Colwyn, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Courtown, E.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Cranborne, V.
Crathorne, L.
Crawley, B.
Crickhowell, L.
Cuckney, L.
Darcy de Knayth, B.
David, B.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Dean of Harptree, L.
Denham, L.
Derby, Bp.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Dixon, L.
Donaldson of Lymington, L.
Donoughue, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Dubs, L.
Dunn, B.
Eatwell, L.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Eden of Winton, L.
Elder, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Watford, L.
Ezra, L.
Falkland, V.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Ferrers, E.
Filkin, L.
Fitt, L.
Flather, B.
Fookes, B.
Freeman, L.
Freyberg, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Garel-Jones, L.
Gavron, L.
Geddes, L.
Geraint, L.
Gladwin of Clee, L.
Glenarthur, L.
Glentoran, L.
Goldsmith, L.
Goodhart, L.
Goschen, V.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Grabiner, L.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Gray of Contin, L.
Greenway, L.
Gregson, L.
Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.
Guildford, Bp.
Hamlyn, L.
Hamwee, B.
Hanningfield, L.
Hardy of Wath, L.
Harris of Greenwich, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of High Cross, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Haskel, L.
Hayhoe, L.
Hayman, B.
Henley, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hogg, B.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Holderness, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Holme of Cheltenham, L.
Hooson, L.
Howe, E.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Hurd of Westwell, L.
Hussey of North Bradley, L.
Hylton, L.
Hylton-Foster, B.
Inge, L.
Islwyn, L.
Jacobs, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jeger, B.
Jellicoe, E.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Jenkins of Hillhead, L.
Jenkins of Putney, L.
Johnston of Rockport, L.
Jopling, L.
Kimball, L.
Kingsland, L.
Laing of Dunphail, L.

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Laird, L.
Laming, L.
Lane of Horsell, L.
Lang of Monkton, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lewis of Newnham, L.
Lichfield, Bp.
Lindsay, E.
Linklater of Butterstone, B.
Lipsey, L.
Listowel, E.
Liverpool, E.
Lockwood, B.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
Longford, E.
Lovell-Davis, L.
Lucas, L.
Ludford, B.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
McFarlane of Llandaff, B.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
Mackay of Ardbrecknish, L.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
Mackie of Benshie, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Mar, C.
Marsh, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Mason of Barnsley, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Methuen, L.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Milner of Leeds, L.
Mishcon, L.
Molloy, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monro of Langholm, L.
Monson, L.
Montagu of Beaulieu, L.
Moore of Wolvercote, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Murray of Epping Forest, L.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Naseby, L.
Newby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Nicol, B.
Northbourne, L.
Northbrook, L.
Norton of Louth, L.
Oliver of Aylmerton, L.
Onslow, E.
Oppenheim-Barnes, B.
Orme, L.
Owen, L.
Palmer, L.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Patten, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Peel, E.
Peston, L.
Peyton of Yeovil, L.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Plumb, L.
Plummer of St. Marylebone, L.
Portsmouth, Bp.
Prashar, B.
Prior, L.
Prys-Davies, L.
Puttnam, L.
Quinton, L.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Reay, L.
Rees, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.
Rennard, L.
Renton, L.
Renton of Mount Harry, L.
Richard, L.
Richardson of Calow, B.
Rix, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Roll of Ipsden, L.
Rotherwick, L.
Russell, E.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St. John of Fawsley, L.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
Sandberg, L.
Sanderson of Bowden, L.
Sandwich, E.
Sawyer, L.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Seccombe, B.
Serota, B.
Sharman, L.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Shepherd, L.
Sheppard of Liverpool, L.
Shore of Stepney, L.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Skidelsky, L.
Slim, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Smith of Leigh, L.
Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
Stallard, L.
Stewartby, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strange, B.
Strathclyde, L.
Swinfen, L.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Gryfe, L.
Tenby, V.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Gwydir, L.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tope, L.
Trefgarne, L.
Trumpington, B.
Tugendhat, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Varley, L.
Vinson, L.
Vivian, L.
Waddington, L.
Wade of Chorlton, L.
Wakeham, L.
Walker of Doncaster, L.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walpole, L.
Warner, L.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Richmond, L.
Waverley, V.
Weatherill, L.
Wharton, B.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wigoder, L.
Wilberforce, L.
Wilcox, B.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williams of Mostyn, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Willoughby de Broke, L.
Winchester, Bp.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Lichfield.

1.Bishop of Portsmouth—Kenneth William Lord Bishop of Portsmouth was introduced between the Lord Bishop of Birmingham and the Lord Bishop of Guildford; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

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2.Bishop of Derby—Jonathan Sansbury Lord Bishop of Derby was introduced between the Lord Bishop of Lichfield and the Lord Bishop of Guildford; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

Judicial Business

3.White (A.P.) (Appellant) v. White and the Motor Insurers Bureau (Respondents)—The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 11th January next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
4.Royal Bank of Scotland (Respondents) v. Etridge (A.P.) (Appellant)—The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 27th December next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 15th November).
5.Loftus and others (Respondents) v. Etridge (A.P.) (Appellant) and another—The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 27th December next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 15th November).
6.Appeal Committee—The 6th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

In re H (a minor) (1999)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 6th December next.

Papers

7.Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Aviation Safety—Government Response to the 14th Report of the House of Commons Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee, session 1998–99, on Aviation Safety;
 (4539)
2.European Union—Developments in the European Union, January–June 1999;
 (4531)
3.Child Support—Government Reply to the 10th Report of the House of Commons Social Security Committee, session 1998–99, on the 1999 Child Support White Paper.

(4536)

8.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Novel Foods and Novel Food Ingredients (Amendment) (England) Regulations 1999, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;
 (3182)
2.Registered Designs (Amendment) Rules 1999, laid under the Registered Designs Act 1949;
 (3196)
3.Patents (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 1999, laid under the Patents Act 1977;
 (3197)
4.Design Right (Proceedings before Comptroller) (Amendment) Rules 1999, laid under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988;
 (3195)
5.Dangerous Substances and Preparations (Safety) (Consolidation) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999, laid under the Consumer Protection Act 1987;
 (3193)
6.Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 1999, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
 (3194)
7.Tax Credits (New Deal Pilot Consequential Amendments) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 1999, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;
 (3188)
8.Occupational Pensions (Revaluation) Order 1999, laid under the Pension Schemes Act 1993.
 (3159)
9.Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Account for 1998–99 of the Scottish Qualifications Authority, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Law Reform Miscellaneous Provisions (Scotland) Act 1990;
2.Report for 1998–99 of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, laid under the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984;

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3.Accounts for 1998–99 of the Police Authority for Northern Ireland, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Police Act (Northern Ireland) 1970.
10.Instrument coming into operation before being laid—The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House that he had received, under the proviso to section 4(1) of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946, notification that the following instrument had come into operation before being laid before Parliament, with an explanation thereof; the notification and explanation were ordered to lie on the Table:

Tax Credits (New Deal Pilot Consequential Amendments) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 1999.

(3188)

Select Committee Report

11.Statutory Instruments—The 2nd Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:
 Draft Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Appointed Day) Order 1999;
 Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No. 2) Order 1999;
 Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts) (England) Regulations 1999;
 Draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 6)

Private Business

12.City of Stoke-on-Trent Tunstall Northern By-Pass Local Government Act Compulsory Purchase Order 1997—A message was received from the Commons that they have ordered that the Committee appointed to join with the Committee of this House as the Joint Committee to consider the Petitions of General Objection against the City of Stoke-on-Trent Tunstall Northern By-Pass Local Government Act Compulsory Purchase Order 1997 have leave to visit and inspect the site of the proposed by-pass, and other sites named in the order, provided that no evidence shall be taken in the course of such visit and that any party who has made an Appearance before the Committee be permitted to attend by their Counsel or Agent or other representative.

Public Business

13.Statutory Nuisances (Hedgerows in Residential Areas) Bill [HL]—A bill to make provision for hedgerows in residential areas to be a statutory nuisance was presented by the Baroness Gardner of Parkes, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 10)
14.Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Appointed Day) Order 1999—It was moved by the Lord Dubs that the draft Order laid before the House on 29th November be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
15.Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Williams of Mostyn that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
16.Nuclear Safeguards Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
17.Eritrea and Ethiopia—The Lord Avebury asked Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to help solve the conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal.

The House was adjourned at twenty-six minutes before nine o’clock
till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.