House of Lords Journal 233 (Session 1999-00)

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Wednesday 1 March 2000

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.
Alderdice, L.
Aldington, L.
Alexander of Weedon, L.
Allen of Abbeydale, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Ampthill, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
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.
Biffen, L.
Birmingham, Bp.
Blackburn, Bp.
Blackwell, L.
Blaker, L.
Blatch, B.
Blease, L.
Boardman, L.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Bowness, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bradford, Bp.
Bradshaw, L.
Bramall, L.
Brett, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Bridges, L.
Brightman, L.
Bristol, Bp.
Brittan of Spennithorne, L.
Brookeborough, V.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Bruce of Donington, L.
Burlison, L.
Burnham, L.
Burns, L.
Buscombe, B.
Butterworth , L.
Byford, B.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Carlile of Berriew, L.
Carnarvon, E.
Carnegy of Lour, B.
Carr of Hadley, L.
Carter, L.
Carver, L.
Chadlington , L.
Chalfont, L.
Chichester, Bp.
Christopher , L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Cledwyn of Penrhos, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cockfield, L.
Cocks of Hartcliffe, L.
Colwyn, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Courtown, E.
Cowdrey of Tonbridge, L.
Cox, B.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crathorne, L.
Crickhowell, L.
Cuckney, L.
Cumberlege, B.
David, B.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Dean of Harptree, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Denham, L.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Dixon, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Dubs, L.
Eatwell, L.
Elder, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Watford, L.
Ezra, L.
Falkland, V.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Feldman, L.
Filkin, L.
Flather, B.
Fookes, B.
Forsyth of Drumlean, L.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Freyberg, L.
Gale, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Garel-Jones, L.
Gavron, L.
Geddes, L.
Geraint, L.
Gladwin of Clee, L.
Glenarthur, L.
Glentoran, L.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Goschen, V.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Gray of Contin, L.
Greenway, L.
Gregson, L.
Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.
Habgood, L.
Hambro, L.
Hanham, B.
Hanningfield, L.
Hardy of Wath, L.
Harmar-Nicholls, L.
Harris of Greenwich, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Haskel, L.
Haslam, L.
Hattersley, L.
Hayhoe, L.
Henley, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Holderness, L.
Holme of Cheltenham, L.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howe, E.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Hurd of Westwell, L.
Hussey of North Bradley, L.
Hylton, L.
Hylton-Foster, B.
Islwyn, L.
Jacobs, L.
James of Holland Park, B.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jellicoe, E.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Jenkins of Hillhead, L.
Jenkins of Putney, L.
Joffe, L.
Jopling, L.
Judd, L.

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Kimball, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Laird, L.
Laming, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lane of Horsell, L.
Lang of Monkton, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Levy, L.
Lindsay, E.
Linklater of Butterstone, B.
Lipsey, L.
Listowel, E.
Liverpool, E.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
Longford, E.
Luke, L.
McCarthy, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
Macfarlane of Bearsden, L.
McFarlane of Llandaff, B.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
Mackay of Ardbrecknish, L.
Mackay of Drumadoon, L.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
Mackie of Benshie, L.
MacLaurin of Knebworth, L.
McNally, L.
Mancroft, L.
Mar, C.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Mason of Barnsley, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Milner of Leeds, L.
Mishcon, L.
Molloy, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Montrose, D.
Moran, L.
Morris of Castle Morris, L.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Moynihan, L.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Naseby, L.
Newby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Nicol, B.
Northesk, E.
Norton of Louth, L.
O’Cathain, B.
Orme, L.
Oxfuird, V.
Palmer, L.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Patel, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Patten, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Peel, E.
Perry of Walton, L.
Peston, L.
Peyton of Yeovil, L.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Platt of Writtle, B.
Plumb, L.
Portsmouth, Bp.
Prior, L.
Puttnam, L.
Quinton, L.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Rawlinson of Ewell, L.
Rea, L.
Reay, L.
Rees, L.
Rees-Mogg, L.
Renton, L.
Richard, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Rogan, L.
Rosslyn, E.
Rotherwick, L.
Runcie, L.
Russell, E.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
St. Albans, Bp.
St. John of Fawsley, L.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
Sandberg, L.
Sanderson of Bowden, L.
Sandwich, E.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Seccombe, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Shepherd, L.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Skidelsky, L.
Slim, V.
Slynn of Hadley, L.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Southwark, Bp.
Stallard, L.
Stewartby, L.
Stodart of Leaston, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strange, B.
Strathclyde, L.
Swinfen, L.
Tanlaw, L.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Warwick, L.
Tebbit, L.
Thomas of Gwydir, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tope, L.
Tordoff, L.
Trefgarne, L.
Uddin, B.
Varley, L.
Wade of Chorlton, L.
Walker of Doncaster, L.
Walker of Worcester, L.
Walpole, L.
Warner, L.
Warnock, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Waverley, V.
Whaddon, L.
Wharton, B.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wilberforce, L.
Wilcox, B.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.
Young, B.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.

1.Greater London Authority Elections Rules 2000—The Queen’s answer to the Address of 22nd February last was delivered by the Captain of the Gentlemen at Arms (Lord Carter) and read, as follows:

I have received your Address praying that the Greater London Authority Elections Rules 2000, laid before the House on 8th February, be annulled.

I will comply with your request.


2.Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

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1.Road Safety—Government Response to the 19th Report of the House of Commons Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee, Session 1998–99, on Young and Newly–Qualified Drivers: Standards and Training;
2.Investment Protection—Agreements between the United Kingdom and:
(i)Hong Kong—(4598)
 for the Promotion and Protection of Investments.
3.Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Draft Social Security (Work–focused Interviews) Regulations 2000;
2.Draft Official Listing of Securities (Change of Competent Authority) Regulations 2000;
3.Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Cross–Border Public Authorities) (Adaptation of Functions etc.) Order 2000;
4.Draft Contracting Out (Functions relating to Social Security) Order 2000.
4.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. (i)Merchant Shipping (Safe Manning, Hours of Work and Watchkeeping) (Amendment) Regulations 2000;(484)
(ii)Merchant Shipping (Vessels in Commercial Use for Sport or Pleasure) (Amendment) Regulations 2000;(482)
 laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995;
2.Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) Order 1983;
3.Community Legal Service (Financial) Regulations 2000, laid under the Access to Justice Act 1999;
4.National Health Service (Professions Supplementary to Medicine) Amendment Regulations 2000, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977.

Public Business

5.Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Bill [HL]—A bill to consolidate certain enactments relating to the powers of courts to deal with offenders and defaulters and to the treatment of such persons, with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission was presented by the Lord Chancellor, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 41)
6.Government Resources and Accounts Bill—A bill to make provision about government resources and accounts; to provide for financial assistance for a body established to participate in public-private partnerships; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 42)
7.Government Resources and Accounts Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 42–EN)
8.Business of the House—It was moved by the Lord Carter, on behalf of the Baroness Jay of Paddington, that the debate on the motion in the name of the Lord Elton set down for today shall be limited to 3½ hours and that in the name of the Lord Walker of Worcester to 1½ hours; the motion was agreed to.
9.Electronic Communications Bill—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey, on behalf of the Lord Sainsbury of Turville, that the order of commitment of 22nd February be discharged and that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee; the motion was agreed to.
10.Asylum seekers (3½-hour debate)—It was moved by the Lord Elton that there be laid before the House papers relating to the case for policies towards asylum seekers that are both effective and humane; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
11.Hospice movement (1½-hour debate)—It was moved by the Lord Walker of Worcester that there be laid before the House papers relating to the hospice movement and its role and contribution to the health service; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
12.Sport in schools—The Lord Cowdrey of Tonbridge asked Her Majesty’s Government what they consider to be the role of sport in schools; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey.

The House was adjourned at nine minutes past nine o’clock
till tomorrow, three o’clock.