House of Lords Journal 233 (Session 1999-00)


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Friday 7 July 2000

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Irvine of Lairg, L.
(Lord Chancellor)

Ackner, L.
Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Ahmed, L.
Alderdice, L.
Ampthill, L.
Andrews, B.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Archer of Weston-Super-Mare, L.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Bach, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Blackburn, Bp.
Blatch, B.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bradford, Bp.
Brett, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Bruce of Donington, L.
Burlison, L.
Burnham, L.
Burns, L.
Buscombe, B.
Caithness, E.

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Campbell of Croy, L.
Chalfont, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cocks of Hartcliffe, L.
Colwyn, L.
Cooke of Thorndon, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Courtown, E.
Craigavon, V.
Dahrendorf, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Donoughue, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Dubs, L.
Elder, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Falkland, V.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Fitt, L.
Fookes, B.
Freyberg, L.
Gale, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geraint, L.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Gladwin of Clee, L.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Greaves, L.
Greengross, B.
Grenfell, L.
Hanham, B.
Hanningfield, L.
Harris of Greenwich, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
Hogg, B.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Hooper, B.
Howe, E.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Chesterton, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Islwyn, L.
Jacobs, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Kingsland, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Lipsey, L.
Listowel, E.
Longford, E.
Lyell, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Mancroft, L.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Mishcon, L.
Moore of Wolvercote, L.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Moynihan, L.
Naseby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Northover, B.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Patel, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Platt of Writtle, B.
Quirk, L.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Redesdale, L.
Renton, L.
Richard, L.
Rogan, L.
Russell, E.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St. John of Fawsley, L.
Sawyer, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Shore of Stepney, L.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Slim, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
Stewartby, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strange, B.
Strathclyde, L.
Swinfen, L.
Tanlaw, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Trumpington, B.
Turnberg, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Vivian, L.
Wakeham, L.
Walker of Doncaster, L.
Walton of Detchant, L.
Warnock, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Waverley, V.
Weatherill, L.
Whitaker, B.
Wigoder, L.
Wilberforce, L.
Wilcox, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Winston, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Blackburn.

Judicial Business

1.Mahon and another (Petitioners) v. Rahn and others (Respondents)—The petition of Patrick Mahon and Andrew Leslie Kent praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
2.Regina v. Manchester Crown Court ex parte D (FC) (Respondent)—The respondents funding code certificate was lodged.

Papers

3.Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Investment Protection—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Indonesia;
 (4753)
2.Commercial Debts—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and the Congo;

(4756)

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3.Contingent Liability—Agreement between the Employment Service and Electronic Data Services for delivering the Modernising Employment Service Programme.
 (—)
4.Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2000.

5.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. (i)Rail Vehicle Accessibility (ScotRail Class 170/4 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2000;(1769)
(ii)Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Anglia Railways Class 170/2 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2000;(1770)
 laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;
2.Channel Tunnel (International Arrangements) (Amendment No.2) Order 2000, laid under the Channel Tunnel Act 1987;
 (1775)
3.Immigration (Control of Entry through Republic of Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2000, laid under the Immigration Act 1971.
 (1776)
6.Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings — The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

Report and Accounts for 1999–2000 of the Scottish Tourist Board, laid under the Development of Tourism Act 1969.

Public Business

7.Life Peerages (Appointments Commission) Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; a privilege amendment was agreed to; then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.
8.Health Service Commissioners (Amendment) Bill—It was moved by the Baroness Hanham 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.
9.Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill [HL]—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported without amendment; the report was received.
10.Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath that the draft Order laid before the House on 29th June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
11.Legal Aid (Functions) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord Bach that the draft Order laid before the House on 27th June be approved; the motion was agreed to.
12.Legal Aid (Prescribed Panels) (Amendment) Regulations 2000—It was moved by the Lord Bach that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27th June be approved; the motion was agreed to.
13.Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2000—It was moved by the Lord Bach that the draft Rules laid before the House on 27th June be approved; the motion was agreed to.
14.National Assembly of Wales (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord Bach that the draft Order laid before the House on 29th June be approved; the motion was agreed to.
15.National Assembly of Wales (Transfer of Functions) (Variation) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord Bach that the draft Order laid before the House on 29th June be approved; the motion was agreed to.
16.Criminal Justice Act 1993 (Extension of Group A Offences) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that the draft Order laid before the House on 12th June be approved; the motion was agreed to.
17.Data Protection (Miscellaneous Subject Access Exemptions) (Amendment) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that the draft Order laid before the House on 21st June be approved; the motion was agreed to.
18.Data Protection (Designated Codes of Practice) (No. 2) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that the draft Order laid before the House on 21st June be approved; the motion was agreed to.

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19.Asylum seekers—The Lord Greaves asked Her Majesty’s Government whether implementation of the arrangements for the dispersal and support of asylum seekers is satisfactory; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Bassam of Brighton.

The House was adjourned at twenty-four minutes before three o’clock
to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.