House of Lords Journal 233 (Session 1999-00)


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Friday 14 July 2000

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:


Aberdare, L.
Ackner, L.
Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Ahmed, L.
Alderdice, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Ampthill, L.
Andrews, B.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Bach, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Blackstone, B.

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Blatch, B.
Blease, L.
Boardman, L.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Bowness, L.
Brabazon of Tara, 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.
Byford, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Carnegy of Lour, B.
Carter, L.
Chalfont, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cocks of Hartcliffe, L.
Colwyn, L.
Cooke of Islandreagh, L.
Cooke of Thorndon, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Courtown, E.
Craigavon, V.
Crathorne, L.
Crawley, B.
Crickhowell, L.
Dahrendorf, L.
Darcy de Knayth, B.
David, B.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Denton of Wakefield, B.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Donoughue, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Dubs, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Falkland, V.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Fitt, L.
Flather, B.
Flowers, L.
Freeman, L.
Freyberg, L.
Gale, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geraint, L.
Gladwin of Clee, L.
Glentoran, L.
Gloucester, Bp.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Goschen, V.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Greaves, L.
Greengross, B.
Greenway, L.
Grenfell, L.
Guildford, Bp.
Hanningfield, L.
Harris of Greenwich, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Haskel, L.
Hayman, B.
Healey, L.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hussey of North Bradley, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Kingsland, L.
Laird, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Linklater of Butterstone, B.
Lipsey, L.
Listowel, E.
Liverpool, E.
Longford, E.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McNally, L.
Mancroft, L.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Mishcon, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Moore of Wolvercote, L.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Moynihan, L.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Naseby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
Northover, B.
O’Cathain, B.
Owen, L.
Parekh, L.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Portsmouth, Bp.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rennard, L.
Renton, L.
Richard, L.
Rix, L.
Rogan, L.
Rotherwick, L.
Russell, E.
Sainsbury of Turville, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St. John of Fawsley, L.
Sanderson of Bowden, L.
Sandwich, E.
Sawyer, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Sewel, L.
Sharman, L.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Shore of Stepney, L.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Slim, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
Stevenson of Coddenham, L.
Stewartby, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strange, B.
Swinfen, L.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Warwick, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tordoff, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Vivian, L.
Waddington, L.
Walker of Doncaster, L.
Walker of Worcester, L.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walmsley, B.
Walton of Detchant, L.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Invergowrie, L.
Waverley, V.
Weatherill, L.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wigoder, L.
Wilberforce, L.
Wilcox, B.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williams of Mostyn, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.

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PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

Papers

1.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—Carlton Communications Plc and Granada Group PLC and United News and Media plc: report on the three proposed mergers;
 (4781)
2.Extradition—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Finland on the extension of the European Convention on Extradition to certain dependent territories;

(4773)

3.Investment Protection—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Latvia extending the 1994 agreement on the promotion and protection of investments;
 (4775)
4.Strategic Export Controls—Government Response to the 3rd Report of the House of Commons Defence Committee, the 2nd Report of the Foreign Affairs Committee, the 3rd Report of the International Development Committee and the 4th Report of the Trade and Industry Committee, all on the Government’s Annual Reports for 1997 and 1998 no Strategic Export Controls.
 (4799)
2.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Local Authorities (Capital Finance) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989;
 (1773)
2.Sea Fishing (North-East Atlantic Control Measures) Order 2000, laid under the Fisheries Act 1981.
 (1843)
3.Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Hong Kong Locally Engaged Ratings’ Service Gratuities and Attributable Disablement and Death Awards) Order 2000, laid under the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act 1865;
 (—)
2.Funding Code: Part 1—Criteria, laid under the Access to Justice Act 1999.

Public Business

4.Carers and Disabled Children Bill—The order of commitment was discharged.
5.World Trade Organisation (EUC Report)—It was moved by the Lord Tomlinson that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The World Trade Organisation: the EU mandate after Seattle (10th Report, HL Paper 76); after debate, the motion was agreed to.
6.Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time; amendments were agreed to; then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.
7.Licensing (Young Persons) Bill—It was moved by the Baroness Thornton 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.
8.Code of Practice on Industrial Action Ballots and Notice to Employers—It was moved by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville that the draft Code of Practice laid before the House on 26th June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
9.National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2000—It was moved by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 26th June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
10.Education (School Government) (Terms of Reference) (England) Regulations 2000—It was moved by the Baroness Blackstone that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22nd June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
11.Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000—It was moved by the Lord Whitty that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15th June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
12.Welfare of Farmed Animals Regulations 2000—It was moved by the Baroness Hayman that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19th June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
13.Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Sheep—It was moved by the Baroness Hayman that the draft Code of Practice laid before the House on 19th June be approved; the motion was agreed to.

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14.Insider Dealing (Securities and Regulated Markets) (Amendment) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord Bach that the draft Order laid before the House on 22nd June be approved; the motion was agreed to.
15.Disabled people: worldwide charter—The Baroness Darcy de Knayth asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any response to Rehabilitation International’s newly promulgated Charter for disabled people worldwide; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Bach.

The House was adjourned at a quarter-before seven o’clock
to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.