House of Lords Journal 233 (Session 1999-00)

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Volume 233      

Friday 3 March 2000

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Irvine of Lairg, L.
(Lord Chancellor)

Ackner, L.
Addington, L.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Ampthill, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Biffen, L.
Blatch, B.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Bristol, Bp.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Bruce of Donington, L.
Burnham, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Carlisle, Bp.
Carter, L.
Carver, L.
Chalfont, L.
Christopher, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Cledwyn of Penrhos, L.
Cockfield, L.
Cocks of Hartcliffe, L.
Courtown, E.
Craigavon, V.
Dahrendorf, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Dholakia, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Dubs, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Falkland, V.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Flather, B.
Flowers, L.
Fookes, B.
Gale, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geraint, L.
Gladwin of Clee, L.
Glentoran, L.
Goschen, V.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Harris of Greenwich, L.
Harrison, L.
Haskel, L.
Hayhoe, L.
Healey, L.
Hogg, B.
Holderness, L.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Islwyn, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jenkins of Putney, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Liverpool, E.
Longford, E.
Luke, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
Marlesford, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Mishcon, L.
Molloy, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monro of Langholm, L.
Montrose, D.
Morris of Castle Morris, L.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Moynihan, L.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Northesk, E.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Peston, L.
Pike, B.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Porter of Luddenham, L.
Quirk, L.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Renton, L.
Richard, L.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
St. John of Fawsley, L.
Sawyer, L.
Seccombe, B.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Slim, V.
Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strange, B.
Strathclyde, L.
Swinfen, L.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Thomas of Gwydir, L.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tope, L.
Tordoff, L.
Uddin, B.
Waddington, L.
Walker of Worcester, L.
Weatherill, L.
Whaddon, L.
Wilberforce, L.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Winston, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol.


1.Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Draft Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 (Continuance) Order 2000;
2.Draft Tax Credits Up–rating Order 2000;

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3.Draft Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 (Transfer of NAO Staff etc.) Order 2000.
2.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Water Industry (Charges) (Vulnerable Groups) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Water Industry Act 1999;
2.Draft Code of Practice: Civil Penalty (Vehicles), laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
3.Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

Treasury Minute of 3rd March directing the application of certain receipts as appropriations in aid of the votes specified in the revised and late spring supplementary estimates for the year ending 31st March, laid under the Public Accounts and Charges Act 1891.

Public Business

4.European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) Bill [HL]—A bill to establish a Committee of Inquiry into the implications of the withdrawal by the United Kingdom from the European Union was presented by the Lord Pearson of Rannoch, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 44)
5.Census (Amendment) Bill [HL]—The report was received.
6.Non-Food Crops (S&T Report)—It was moved by the Baroness Hogg that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Non-Food Crops (First Report, HL Paper 5); after debate, the motion was agreed to.
7.Films (Modification of the Definition of “British Film”) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the draft Order laid before the House on 18th January be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at ten minutes past one o’clock
to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.