House of Lords Journal 233 (Session 1999-00)


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Wednesday 27 September 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.
Alexander of Weedon, L.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Andrews, B.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Armstrong of Ilminster, L.
Arran, E.
Ashley of Stoke, L.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Bach, L.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Barber, L.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Belstead, L.
Berkeley, L.
Bernstein of Craigweil, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Blackstone, B.
Blaker, L.
Blatch, B.
Blease, L.
Bledisloe, V.
Blood, B.
Boardman, L.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Bowness, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bradshaw, L.
Bramall, L.
Brennan, L.
Brett, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Bridges, L.
Brightman, L.
Brittan of Spennithorne, L.
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.
Butterwort h, L.
Buxton of Alsa, L.
Byford, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Canterbury, Abp.
Carnarvon, E.
Carnegy of Lour, B.
Carter, L.
Chalfont, L.
Chandos, V.
Chichester, Bp.
Christopher, L.
Clark of Kempston, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Cobbold, L.
Cockfield, L.
Cocks of Hartcliffe, L.
Cohen of Pimlico, B.
Colville of Culross, V.
Colwyn, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Courtown, E.
Cox, B.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crawley, B.
Cuckney, L.
Cumberlege, B.
Currie of Marylebone, L.
Dahrendorf, L.
Darcy de Knayth, 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.
Diamond, L.
Dixon, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Donoughue, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Dubs, L.
Eatwell, L.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Eden of Winton, L.
Elder, L.
Elis-Thomas, L.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Ezra, L.
Falconer of Thoroton, L.
Falkland, V.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Feldman, L.
Fellowes, L.
Fitt, L.
Flather, B.
Fookes, B.
Forsyth of Drumlean, L.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Freeman, L.
Freyberg, L.
Gale, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geddes, L.
Gibson, L.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Gilbert, L.
Gladwin of Clee, L.
Glentoran, L.
Goldsmith, L.
Goodhart, L.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Goschen, V.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Gray of Contin, L.
Greaves, L.
Greengross, B.
Greenway, L.
Grenfell, L.
Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.
Guildford, Bp.
Hamwee, B.
Hanham, B.
Hardy of Wath, L.

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Harris of Greenwich, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Haskel, L.
Haslam, L.
Hayhoe, L.
Hayman, B.
Healey, L.
Henley, L.
Higgins, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
Hogg, B.
Hollick, L.
Holme of Cheltenham, L.
Home, E.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Chesterton, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Hylton, L.
Inge, L.
Islwyn, L.
Jacobs, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jay of Paddington, B.
Jeger, B.
Jellicoe, E.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Jenkins of Hillhead, L.
Jenkins of Putney, L.
Johnston of Rockport, L.
Jopling, L.
Kennedy of The Shaws, B.
Kimball, L.
Kingsland, L.
Laing of Dunphail, L.
Laird, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lane, L.
Lane of Horsell, L.
Lang of Monkton, L.
Layard, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Linklater of Butterstone, B.
Lipsey, L.
Listowel, E.
Liverpool, E.
Lockwood, B.
Longford, E.
Lucas, L.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McCarthy, L.
McCluskey, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
McConnell, L.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
Mackie of Benshie, L.
MacLaurin of Knebworth, L.
McNally, L.
Mallalieu, B.
Mancroft, L.
Mar, C.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Mason of Barnsley, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Milner of Leeds, L.
Mishcon, L.
Molloy, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monson, L.
Montagu of Beaulieu, L.
Montrose, D.
Moore of Wolvercote, L.
Morgan, L.
Morris of Castle Morris, L.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Moynihan, L.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Naseby, L.
Newby, L.
Nicol, B.
Noakes, B.
Norfolk, D.
Northbourne, L.
Northesk, E.
Northover, B.
Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.
O’Cathain, B.
O’Neill of Bengarve, B.
Onslow, E.
Onslow of Woking, L.
Orme, L.
Owen, L.
Oxford, Bp.
Oxfuird, V.
Palmer, L.
Parekh, L.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Peel, E.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Perry of Walton, L.
Peston, L.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Plumb, L.
Prashar, B.
Prior, L.
Prys-Davies, L.
Puttnam, L.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Rea, L.
Reay, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rees-Mogg, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Rennard, L.
Renton, L.
Renwick of Clifton, L.
Richard, L.
Richardson of Calow, B.
Rix, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Rogan, L.
Roper, L.
Rotherwick, L.
Russell, E.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
Saatchi, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
Sandberg, L.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Selsdon, L.
Serota, B.
Sharples, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Shepherd, L.
Shore of Stepney, L.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Simon of Highbury, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Slim, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Leigh, L.
Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
Stern, B.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strange, B.
Strathclyde, L.
Swinfen, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Warwick, L.
Tebbit, L.
Tenby, V.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tordoff, L.
Trefgarne, L.
Turnberg, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Varley, L.
Wade of Chorlton, L.
Wakeham, L.
Walker of Doncaster, L.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walmsley, B.

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Walpole, L.
Warner, L.
Warnock, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Invergowrie, L.
Waverley, V.
Weatherill, L.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wigoder, L.
Wilberforce, L.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williams of Mostyn, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Willoughby de Broke, L.
Windlesham, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Young, B.
Young of Old Scone, B.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Guildford.

Judicial Business

1.Uratemp Ventures Limited (Respondents) v. Collins (A.P.) (Appellant) (England)—The appeal of John Collins was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 8th November next (lodged 31st July).
2.Smith (administrator of Cosslett (Contractors) Limited) (Appellant) v. Bridgend County Borough Council (Respondents) (England)—The appeal of Gerald Clifford Smith was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 8th November next (lodged 1st August).
3.Newspaper Licensing Agency Limited (Appellants) v. Marks and Spencer plc (Respondents) (England)—The appeal of the Newspaper Licensing Agency Limited was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 8th November next (lodged 17th August).
4.Invervale Limited (Appellants) v. Wimpey Homes Holdings Limited (Respondents) (Scotland)—The appeal of Invervale Limited was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 8th November next (lodged 8th August).
5.Newspaper Licensing Agency Limited (Original Appellants and Cross-Respondents) v. Marks and Spencer plc (Original Respondents and Cross-Appellants) (England)—The cross-appeal of Marks and Spencer plc was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 8th November next (lodged 31st August).
6.Regina v. Sargent (Petitioner)—The petition of Ian Michael Sargent, praying for an extension of time within which the appeal may be lodged in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968, was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
7.Regina v. East Sussex County Council (Petitioners) ex parte Reprotech (Pebsham) Limited (Respondents) and one other action—The petition of East Sussex County Council praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 11th July).
8.Arrow Nominees Inc (a British Virgin Islands Corporation) and another (Petitioners) and another v. Blackledge and others (Respondents)—The petition of Arrow Nominees Inc and Lorraine Blackledge praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 24th July).
9.Holtby (FC) (Petitioner) v. Brigham & Cowan (Hull) Limited (Respondents)—The petition of William Holtby praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s funding code certificate was lodged (lodged 27th July).
10.Outram (FC) (Petitioner) v. Academy Plastics Limited (Respondents)—The petition of Carol Ann Sophie Outram praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s funding code certificate was lodged (lodged 27th July).
11. Welsh (Respondent) v. Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Greenwich (Petitioners)—The petition of the Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Greenwich praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 27th July).
12.Law Society (Respondents) v. KPMG Peat Marwick (sued as KPMG Peat Marwick McLintock) and others (Petitioners)—The petition of KPMG Peat Marwick and Neil Spencer Chapman praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 28th July).
13.Clark and another (administrators of the estate of Peter Denis Fulljames (deceased)) (Respondents) v. Rice (sued personally and in his capacity as surviving executor of the estate of Coral Lynette Letts (deceased)) (Petitioner) and others—The petition of Bernard John Rice praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 31st July).

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14.Centremodel Projects Limited (Petitioners) v. Royal Bank of Scotland plc (Respondents)—The petition of Centremodel Projects Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 1st August).
15.Co-operative Retail Services Limited (Respondents) v. Taylor Young Partnership and others (Petitioners) and others—The petition of Taylor Young Partnership and Hoare Lea & Partners (a firm) praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 3rd August).
16.J D Williams & Company Limited (Petitioners) v. Michael Hyde & Associates Limited (Respondents)—The petition of J D Williams & Company Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 3rd August).
17.Nabadda and others and another (A.P.) (Petitioner) v. City of Westminster and others (Respondents)—The petition of Marie Annette Gomilsek praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s legal aid certificate was lodged (lodged 4th August).
18.Commissioners of Customs and Excise (Petitioners) v. FDR Limited (Respondents)—The petition of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 11th August).
19.Groupama Navigation et Transports and others (bodies corporate) (Petitioners) v. Catatumbo C A Seguros (a body corporate) (Respondents)—The petition of Groupama Navigation et Transports, Continent SA, Mutuelles Du Mans, Zurich International France SA and Gie Generali Transports praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 17th August).
20.Walker and others (Petitioners) v. Stones and another and others (Respondents)—The petition of Sarah, Marchioness of Milford Haven and Romla Walker praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 18th August).
21.Walker and others (Respondents) v. Stones (Petitioner) and others—The petition of James Nicholas Stones praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 18th August).
22.Safa Limited (Petitioners) v. Banque du Caire SAE (Respondents)—The petition of Safa Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 21st August).
23.Standard Chartered Bank (Petitioners) v. Pakistan National Shipping Corporation and others and another (Respondent) and others—The petition of the Standard Chartered Bank praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 22nd August).
24.Duguid (Petitioner) v. Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions and others (Respondents)—The petition of Ronald M Duguid praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 23rd August).
25.Standard Chartered Bank (Respondents) v. Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (Petitioners) and others—The petition of the Pakistan National Shipping Corporation praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 24th August).
26.Macpherson and another (Petitioners) v. European Strategic Bureau Limited (Respondents)—The petition of Iain Francis Duncan Macpherson and Susan Torevell praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 24th August).
27.American Home Products Corporation and another (Petitioners) v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited and others (Respondents) and one other action—The petition of American Home Products Corporation and Sir Roy Calne praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 25th August).
28.Commissioners of Customs and Excise (Petitioners) v. Broomco (1984) Limited (Respondents)—The petition of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 25th August).
29.Regina v. London Borough of Richmond (Petitioners) ex parte Watson (Respondent) and three other actions—The petition of Richmond London Borough Council, Manchester City Council, Harrow London Borough Council and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 30th August).
30.Coflexip SA and others (Respondents) v. Stolt Offshore MS Limited (previously Stolt Comex Seaway MS Limited) and others (Petitioners)—The petition of Stolt Offshore MS Limited, Stolt Offshore Limited (previously Stolt Comex Seaway Limited) and Stolt Offshore A/S (previously Stolt Comex Seaway A/S) praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 30th August).

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31.Lotus Cars Limited and others v. Southampton Cargo Handling plc (Respondents) and others and Associated British Ports (Petitioners) and others—The petition of Associated British Ports praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 30th August).
32.Cossey and another v. Lonnkvist (FC) (Petitioner) and another and others (Respondents)—The petition of Karl Lonnkvist praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s funding code certificate was lodged (lodged 1st September).
33.Stewart (Petitioner) v. Engel and another (Respondents)—The petition of Valerie Stewart praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 18th September).
34.Regina v. Loosely (Petitioner)—The petition of Grant Spencer Loosely praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 25th July).
35.Bhatt (Petitioner) v. Chelsea & Westminster Healthcare Trust and others (Respondents)—The petition of Hashmukhray Bhatt praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
36.Hastings (A.P.) (Petitioner) v. Lambert (Respondent)—The petition of Roy Reginald Hastings praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s legal aid certificate was lodged.
37.In re Migliorelli (Petitioner) (application for a writ of Habeas Corpus)—The petition of Paolo Migliorelli praying for an extension of time within which the petition may be lodged and for leave to appeal in accordance with the Administration of Justice Act 1960 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
38.Regina v. Gilmour (Petitioner) (Northern Ireland)—The petition of Thomas Robert Garfield Gilmour praying for an extension of time within which the petition may be lodged and for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Act 1980 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
39.Regina v. Commissioners of Inland Revenue (Appellants) ex parte Newfields Developments Limited (Respondents)—The petition of Saracens Securities Limited praying that they might intervene by way of written submissions in the said appeal (the agents for the appellants not consenting and the agents for the respondents consenting thereto), was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
40.Turner (Respondent) v. Grovit and others (Appellants)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
41.Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) ex parte Adan (Respondent)—
42.Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) ex parte Aitseguer (Respondent)—

(Conjoined Appeals)—

The appeals were set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

43.Lister and others (A.P.) (Appellants) v. Hesley Hall Limited (Respondents)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
44.Kuddus (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Chief Constable of Leicestershire Constabulary (Respondent)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
45.Commissioners of Customs and Excise (Respondents) v. Sinclair Collis Limited (Appellants)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
46.Regina v. Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions and another (Appellants) ex parte Spath Holme Limited (Respondents)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
47.Odyssey RE (London) Limited and others (Respondents) v. OIC Run-off Limited (formerly The Orion Insurance Company plc) (Appellants)—The petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 10th November next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
48.Regina v. Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (Respondent) ex parte Eastaway (Appellant)—It was ordered that the appellant be allowed to prosecute the appeal without giving the usual security for costs as required by Standing Order.

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49.Newspaper Licensing Agency Limited (Appellants) v. Marks and Spencer plc (Respondents)—It was ordered that the appellants be allowed to prosecute the appeal without giving the usual security for costs as required by Standing Order.

Papers

50.Command Papers—The following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on the dates shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Prisons—
(i)Prison Statistics, England and Wales 1999; (31st July)(4805)
(ii)Report for 1999–2000 of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland; (30th August)(4824)
(iii)Report for 1999 of the Scottish Prisons Complaints Commission; (30th August)

(4848)

2.Exports—
(i)Export of Goods (Control) (Amendment No. 4) Order 2000; (7th August) (—)
(ii)Export of Goods (Control) (Amendment No. 5) Order 2000; (23rd August)(—)
(iii)Export of Goods (Control) (Amendment No. 6) Order 2000; (25th September)(—)
3.Environment—
(i)Government Response to the 6th Annual Report of the Government Panel on Sustainable Development; (8th August)(4831)
(ii)Government Response to the 5th Report of the House of Commons Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee: UK Climate Change Programme; (9th August)(4748)
4.Foreign Affairs—Government Response to the 4th Report of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee: Kosovo; (8th August)
 (4825)
5.European Communities—
(i)Euro–Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States and the State of Israel; (8th August)(4823)
(ii)Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands concerning privileges and immunities for the Liaison Officers at Europol; (16th August) (4830)
(iii)Convention on the establishment of a European Police Office (Europol Convention); (6th September) (4837)
(iv)Amendments to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, allowing the European Communities to accede; (14th September)(4846)
6.Turkey—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Turkey concerning the employment in Turkey and the United Kingdom of the dependants of diplomatic and consular personnel; (9th August)
 (4826)
7.Social Security—
(i)Convention on social security between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea; (10th August)(4827)
(ii)The changing welfare state - Opportunity for all – One year on: making a difference – Annual Report 2000; (21st September)(4865)
8.Air Services—
(i)Agreement between the United Kingdom and Pakistan concerning air services; (16th August)(4821)
(ii)Amending Protocol to the agreement between the United Kingdom and France concerning the European Air Group; (8th September)(4839)
(iii)Agreement between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands concerning air services between Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Montserrat, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Netherlands Antilles; (20th September)(4850)
9.Shipping—Protocol of 1998 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines; (16th August)
 (4829)
10.Health—Government Response to the Chief Medical Officer’s Expert Group Report: Stem Cell Research - Medical Progress without Responsibility; (16th August)
 (4833)
11.Animal Experiments—Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals, Great Britain 1999; (17th August)
 (4841)
12.Marshall Aid—Report of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission for the year ending 30 September 1999; (18th August)
 (4828)

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13.Commonhold and Leasehold Reform—Draft Bill and Consultation Paper; (21st August)
 (4843)
14.Commercial Debts—Exchanges of Notes between the United Kingdom and:
(i)Jordan; (23rd August)(4836)
(ii)Russia; (20th September)(4854)
15.Contingent Liability—Minute by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport concerning a contingent liability in respect of an exhibition at the Wallace Collection; (24th August)
 (—)
16.International Criminal Court—Consultation on Draft Legislation; (24th August)
 (4847)
17.Competition Commission—Competition Commission Report on the merger situations of Air Canada and Canadian Airlines Corporation; (31st August)
 (4838)
18.International Road Transport—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Slovenia on international road transport; (31st August)
 (4835)
19.Education—Government Response to the 7th Report of the House of Commons Education and Employment Committee: The Role of Private Sector Organisations in Public Education; (1st September)
 (4844)
20.Films—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Italy concerning the co-production of films; (13th September)
 (4840)
21.Local Government—European Charter of Local Self-Government; (14th September)

(4845)

22.Legal Aid (Northern Ireland)—The Way Ahead: Legal Aid Reform in Northern Ireland; (19th September)
 (4849)
23.Immigration—Statement of changes in immigration rules; (20th September)
 (4851)
24.Bribery—Convention on combating bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions; (20th September)
 (4852)
25.Overseas Aid—Food Aid Convention 1999; (22nd September)
 (4856)
26.Norway—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Norway concerning the exploitation of the Murchison Field reservoir and the offtake of petroleum therefrom; (27th September)
 (4857)
27.Drugs—Amendments to the Appendix to the Anti-doping Convention, Strasbourg, 16th November 1989. (27th September)
 (4858)
51.Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)—The following instruments, having been laid before the House on the dates shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:

Affirmative instruments

Energy Act 1976 (Reserve Powers) Order 2000; 244912th September
Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Notification of Authorisations etc.) Order 2000.256322nd September

Negative instruments

(i) Social Security Amendment (Personal Allowances for Children) Regulations 2000—199331st July
(ii) Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 7) Regulations 2000—207731st July
laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;
Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 7) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;207831st July
(i) Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2000—204631st July

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(ii) Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2000—204531st July
(iii) Parochial Fees Order 2000—204931st July
laid under the Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1986;
(i) Faculty Jurisdiction (Care of Places of Worship) Rules 2000— 204831st July
(ii) Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2000—204731st July
laid under the Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991;
Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Connex South Eastern Class 375 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2000, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;205031st July
Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 6) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;20841st August
Supply of New Cars Order 2000, laid under the Fair Trading Act 1973;20881st August
Community Charges, Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating (Enforcement) (Magistrates’ Courts) (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988;20262nd August
Costs in Criminal Cases (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985;20942nd August
Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 2000, laid under the Supreme Court Act 1981;20932nd August
Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2000, laid under the Civil Procedure Act 1997;20922nd August
Police (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Police Act 1996;20132nd August
Evaluation of Active Substances for Pesticides (Fees) Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;21193rd August
Education (School Performance Information) (England) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2000, laid under the Education Act 1996;21163rd August
Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Kent) (Borough of Tonbridge and Malling) Order 2000, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;21203rd August
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (General) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;20854th August
Education (Mandatory Awards) Regulations 2000, laid under the Education Act 1962;21234th August
Learning and Skills Council for England (Interim Functions) Order 2000, laid under the Learning And Skills Act 2000;21174th August
Undersized Edible Crabs Order 2000, laid under the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967;20294th August
Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Quota and Third Country Fishing Measures) (Amendment) Order 2000, laid under the Fisheries Act 1981;20084th August
(i) Education (Assisted Places) (Incidental Expenses) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000—21124th August
(ii) Education (Assisted Places) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000—21114th August
laid under the Education (Schools) Act 1997;

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(i) Local Education Authority (Post-Compulsory Education Awards) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000—20574th August
(ii) Education (Grants) (Music, Ballet and Choir Schools) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000—21134th August
(iii) Education (National Curriculum) (Temporary Exceptions for Individual Pupils) (England) Regulations 2000—21214th August
(iv) Education (Grants) (Wells Cathedral School) Regulations 2000—21154th August
laid under the Education Act 1996;
Football Spectators (Prescription) Order 2000, laid under the Football Spectators Act 1989;21267th August
Football (Disorder) (Legal Advice and Assistance) Order 2000, laid under the Football (Disorder) Act 2000;21277th August
Foreign Package Holidays (Tour Operators and Travel Agents) Order 2000, laid under the Fair Trading Act 1973;21107th August
Transport for London (Disposal of Lots Road Power Station) (Consent) Order 2000, laid under the Greater London Authority Act 1999;21287th August
Antarctic (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Antarctic Act 1994;21477th August
Education (Student Support) Regulations 2000 (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2000, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;21427th August
Melton Mowbray College (Dissolution) Order 2000, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992;21247th August
Insolvency (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2000, laid under the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989;8th August
(i) Greater London Magistrates’ Courts Authority (Constitution) (Amendment) Regulations 2000—21498th August
(ii) Code of Conduct (Magistrates’ Courts Committees and Selection Panels) Order 2000—21488th August
laid under the Justices of the Peace Act 1997;
Greater London Authority (Protected Information) Order 2000, laid under the Greater London Authority Act 1999;20608th August
Education (Grants) (Dance and Drama) (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Education Act 1996;21448th August
(i) Wiltshire College (Incorporation) Order 2000—21458th August
(ii) Further Education Funding Council for England (Supplementary Functions) (Amendment) Order 2000—21438th August
laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992;
Individual Learning Accounts (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Learning and Skills Act 2000;21468th August
Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (Metropolitan Borough of Bolton) Order 2000, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;21699th August
Tonnage Tax (Training Requirement) Regulations 2000, laid under the Finance Act 2000;21299th August
Dartford–Thurrock Crossing (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Dartford–Thurrock Crossing Act 1988;21519th August

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Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (Amendment No. 3) (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;21719th August
Training Programmes (Cessation of Funding) (Prescribed Actions) Order 2000, laid under the Learning and Skills Act 2000;21709th August
Teacher Training Agency (Additional Functions) (No. 2) Order 2000, laid under the Education Act 1994;217410th August
(i) General Teaching Council for England (Registration of Teachers) Regulations 2000—217610th August
(ii) General Teaching Council for England (Additional Functions) Order 2000—217510th August
laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;
(i) Kingsway: Camden’s College (Dissolution) Order 2000—217210th August
(ii) Wiltshire College (Government) Regulations 2000—217310th August
laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992;
(i) Tax Credits Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 3) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2000—218911th August
(ii) Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 8) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2000—220811th August
laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;
Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 8) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;220711th August
(i) Education (School Organisation Proposals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2000—219811th August
(ii) Education (Change of Category of Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2000—219511th August
laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;
Education (Fees and Awards) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Education (Fees and Awards) Act 1983;219211th August
Education (Student Support) (European Institutions) Regulations 2000, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;219711th August
Education (London Residuary Body) (Property Transfer) (Amendment) Order 2000, laid under the Education Reform Act 1988;219611th August
Jobseeker’s Allowance (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2000, laid under the Jobseekers Act 1995;219411th August
Education (Bursaries for School Teacher Training Pilot Scheme) (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Education (No. 2) Act 1986;219311th August
Meat (Disease Control) (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;221515th August
Courts-Martial Appeal (Amendment) Rules 2000, laid under the Courts-Martial (Appeals) Act 1968;222816th August
(i) Legal Aid in Criminal and Care Proceedings (General) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2000—222617th August
(ii) Legal Aid Act 1988 (Modification) Regulations 2000—222717th August
laid under the Legal Aid Act 1988;

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Employment Code of Practice (Industrial Action Ballots and Notice to Employers) Order 2000, laid under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992;224118th August
Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (No. 2) Order 2000, laid under the Environmental Protection Act 1990;221118th August
Transport and Works (Applications and Objections Procedure) (England and Wales) Rules 2000, laid under the Transport and Works Act 1992;219018th August
Education (Grants) (Dance and Drama) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Education Act 1996;224018th August
Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) (England) Order 2000, laid under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986;198421st August
Social Fund Winter Fuel Payment and Maternity and Funeral Expenses (General) Amendment Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;222922nd August
Food Irradiation Provisions (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;225422nd August
Commission Areas (North Wales) Order 2000, laid under the Justices of the Peace Act 1997;223823rd August
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (GLA Side Roads Amendment) Order 2000, laid under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;223723rd August
Social Security Amendment (Bereavement Benefits) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;223924th August
(i) Immigration and Asylum Appeals (Notices) Regulations 2000—224624th August
(ii) Asylum (Designated Safe Third Countries) Order 2000—224524th August
(iii) Immigration and Asylum Appeals (One-Stop Procedure) Regulations 2000—224424th August
(iv) Immigration (Removal Directions) Regulations 2000— 2243 24th August
laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
Family Proceedings (Amendment) Rules, laid under the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984;226724th August
Audit Commission Act 1998 (Publication of Information as to Standards of Performance) (Variation) (England) Order 2000, laid under the Audit Commission Act 1998;225325th August
Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;226625th August
Education (School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions) (No. 3) Order 2000, laid under the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Act 1991;232130th August
Water Supply and Sewerage Services (Customer Service Standards) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Water Industry Act 1991;230130th August
Legal Aid in Criminal and Care Proceedings (General) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations 2000, laid under the Legal Aid Act 1988;232831st August
Education (Grants for Disabled Postgraduate Students) Regulations 2000, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;233031st August
Immigration and Asylum Appeals (Procedure) Rules 2000, laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;23331st September
(i) Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2000—23261st September

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(ii) Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000—23341st September
laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
Education Standards Fund (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Education Act 1996;23321st September
Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Gatwick Express Class 460 Vehicles) Exemption (Amendment) Order 2000, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;23271st September
(i) Social Security (Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2000—23134th September
(ii) Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 9) Regulations 2000—23434th September
(iii) Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (General) Amendment (No. 4) Regulations 2000—23314th September
laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;
Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 9) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;23444th September
Income–related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) Amendment (No. 2) Order 2000, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;23404th September
(i) National Health Service (Clinical Negligence Scheme) Amendment Regulations 2000—23414th September
(ii) National Health Service (Property Expenses Scheme) Amendment Regulations 2000—23424th September
laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;
Medicines (Products for Animal Use—Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Medicines Act 1971;22505th September
Fees for Inquiries (Standard Daily Amount) (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Housing and Planning Act 1986;23075th September
Town and Country Planning (Costs of Inquiries etc.) (Examination in Public) (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990;23115th September
(i) National Health Service (General Medical Services) Amendment (No. 4) Regulations 2000—23836th September
(ii) National Health Service (Liabilities to Third Parties Scheme) Amendment Regulations 2000—23856th September
laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;
Children (Performances) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2000, laid under the Children and Young Persons Act 1963;23846th September
Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2000, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988;23226th September
Football (Offences) (Designation of Football Matches) Order 2000, laid under the Football (Offences) Act 1991;23297th September
(i) Air Force Custody Rules 2000—23697th September
(ii) Administration of Oaths (Summary Appeal Court) (Air Force) Order 2000—23787th September
(iii) Summary Appeal Court (Air Force) Rules 2000—23727th September
(iv) Courts-Martial (Royal Air Force) (Amendment) Rules 2000—23757th September
laid under the Air Force Act 1955;
(i) Naval Custody Rules 2000—23677th September

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(ii) Administration of Oaths (Summary Appeal Court) (Navy) Order 2000—23767th September
(iii) Summary Appeal Court (Navy) Rules 2000—23707th September
(iv) Courts-Martial (Royal Navy) (Amendment) Rules 2000—23737th September
laid under the Naval Discipline Act 1957;
(i) Army Custody Rules 2000—23687th September
(ii) Administration of Oaths (Summary Appeal Court) (Army) Order 2000—23777th September
(iii) Summary Appeal Court (Army) Rules 2000—23717th September
(iv) Courts-Martial (Army) (Amendment) Rules 2000—23747th September
laid under the Army Act 1955;
Reserve Forces Act 1996 (Reserve Associations) Order 2000, laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996;23797th September
(i) Harbour Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) Regulations 2000— 23917th September
(ii) Telecommunications (Services for Disabled Persons) Regulations 2000—24107th September
laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
Social Security (Payments on account, Overpayments and Recovery) Amendment Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;23367th September
Wireless Telegraphy (Interception and Disclosure of Messages) (Designation) Regulations 2000, laid under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949;24097th September
National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) Amendment Regulations 2000, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;23937th September
(i) Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Authorisations Extending to Scotland) Order 2000—24188th September
(ii) Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Prescription of Offices, Ranks and Positions) Order 2000—24178th September
laid under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000;
(i) Rail Vehicle Accessibility (South West Trains Class 458 Vehicles) Exemption (Amendment) Order 2000—23988th September
(ii) Rail Vehicle Accessibility (The Chiltern Railway Company Limited Class 168/1 Vehicles) Exemption (No. 2) Order 2000—23978th September
laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;
Non-Domestic Rating (Telecommunications Apparatus) (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988;24218th September
Medicines (Data Sheets for Veterinary Drugs) Regulations 2000, laid under the Medicines Act 1968;23868th September
Electricity (Class Exemptions from the Requirement for a Licence) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2000, laid under the Electricity Act 1989;24248th September
(i) Ashworth, Broadmoor and Rampton Hospital Authorities (Functions and Membership) Amendment Regulations 2000—243511th September
(ii) National Health Service Litigation Authority (Amendment) Regulations 2000—243311th September

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(iii) National Health Service Trusts (Membership and Procedure) Amendment (England) Regulations 2000—243411th September
laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;
Protection of Children (Child Care Organisations) Regulations 2000, laid under the Protection of Children Act 1999;243211th September
Prison and Young Offenders Centre (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2000, laid under the Northern Ireland (Modification of Enactments – No. 1) Order 1973;11th September
Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Kent) (Borough of Ashford) Order 2000, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;243011th September
Teachers’ Pensions (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2000, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972;243111th September
Education (Restriction of Employment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Education Reform Act 1988;241911th September
(i) Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) (Amendment) Regulations 2000—238111th September
(ii) Construction (Design and Management) (Amendment) Regulations 2000—238011th September
laid under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974;
Motor Fuel (Designated Filling Stations and Fuel Depots) Order 2000, laid under the Energy Act 1976;248412th September
Community Drivers’ Hours (Passenger and Goods Vehicles) (Temporary Exception) Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;248312th September
National Health Service (General Dental Services) Amendment Regulations 2000, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;245912th September
(i) Immigration Appeals (Family Visitor) (No. 2) Regulations 2000—244613th September
(ii) Immigration Appeals (Family Visitor) Regulations 2000—230213th September
laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
Time Off for Public Duties (No. 2) Order 2000, laid under the Employment Rights Act 1996;246313th September
GLA Roads and Side Roads (Transfer of Property etc.) (Modification) (College Farm, Finchley) Order 2000, laid under the Greater London Act 1999;249313th September
Medicines (Sale or Supply) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2000, laid under the Medicines Act 1968;249413th September
(i) Liquid and Gaseous Fuel (Designated Filling Stations and Fuel Depots) Order 2000—252213th September
(ii) Liquid and Gaseous Fuel (Designated Filling Stations and Fuel Depots) (No. 2) Order 2000—252313th September
laid under the Energy Act 1976;
Social Security (Students and Income-related Benefits) (No. 2) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;242214th September
Liquid and Gaseous Fuel (Designated Filling Stations and Fuel Depots) (No. 3) Order 2000, laid under the Energy Act 1976;253014th September
Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 1) Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;252415th September

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Liquid and Gaseous Fuel (Designated Filling Stations and Fuel Depots) (No. 4) Order 2000, laid under the Energy Act 1976;253315th September
Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (District of York) Order 2000, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;253415th September
Protection of Children (Access to Lists) (Prescribed Individuals) Regulations 2000, laid under the Care Standards Act 2000;253718th September
Liquid and Gaseous Fuel (Designated Filling Stations and Fuel Depots) (No. 5) Order 2000, laid under the Energy Act 1976;253518th September
Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2000, laid under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974;248219th September
Children (Protection at Work) (No.2) Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;254820th September
Feeding Stuffs Regulations 2000, laid under the Agriculture Act 1970;248122nd September
Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances for Ships Other Than Ships of Classes III to VI(A)) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995;255822nd September
Merger Reference (Interbrew SA and Bass PLC) (Interim Provision) Order 2000, laid under the Fair Trading Act 1973;256622nd September
Integrated Administration and Control System (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;257322nd September
(i) Building Regulations 2000—253122nd September
(ii) Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2000—253222nd September
laid under the Building Act 1984;
Social Security Amendment (Capital Limits and Earnings Disregards) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;254525th September
Dual-Use Items (Export Control) Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;262025th September
Road Traffic (Owner Liability) Regulations 2000, laid under the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988;254625th September
Protection of Children Act Tribunal Regulations 2000, laid under the Protection of Children Act 1999;261925th September
Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972;255226th September
GLA Roads (Continuity of Orders etc.) Order 2000, laid under the Greater London Authority Act 1999.261526th September
Instruments not subject to parliamentary proceedings
(i) Land Registration (Hearings Procedure) Rules 2000—221314th August
(ii) Land Registration (No. 2) Rules 2000—221414th August
laid under the Land Registration Act 1925;
County Court Fees (Amendment No. 4) Order 2000, laid under the County Courts Act 1984;231029th August
Supreme Court Fees (Amendment No. 4) Order 2000, laid under the Supreme Court Act 1981;23825th September
Armed Forces Discipline Act 2000 (Commencement and Transitional Provisions) Order 2000, laid under the Armed Forces Discipline Act 2000.23667th September

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52.Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Accounts of the General Optical Council for 1999–2000, laid under the Opticians Act 1989;
2.Report for 1999–2000 of the National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Scotland, laid under the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1997;
3. (i)Report and Accounts for 1999–2000 of West of Scotland Water—
(ii)Report and Accounts for 1999–2000 of the North of Scotland Water Authority
 laid under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994;
4.Report from the Chief Medical Officer’s Expert Group on Stem Cell Research: Medical Progress without Responsibility, laid under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990;
5. (i)Report and Accounts for 1999–2000 of Caledonian MacBrayne—
(ii)Report and Accounts for 1999–2000 of David MacBrayne Limited—
 laid under the Transport (Scotland) Act 1989;
6.Statement of guarantee given by the Secretary of State for Health on loans proposed to be raised by the East Anglian Ambulance National Health Service Trust, laid under the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990;
7.Change 6 to the Regulations for the Naval and Marine Reserve (BR 64), laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996;
8.Amendment 1 to the 5th edition of the Queen’s Regulations for the Royal Air Force, laid under the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917;
9.Report for 1999–2000 of Scottish Homes, laid under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988.

Select Committee Report

53.Delegated Powers and Deregulation—The 28th Report from the Select Committee was made on the following bills:
 Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) (No. 2) Bill;
 Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill—Government amendments for Committee stage;

it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 105)

Public Business

54.Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill—It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to whom the Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:
Clauses 1 to 4
Schedule 1
Clauses 5 to 11
Schedule 2
Clauses 12 to 19
Schedule 3
Clauses 20 to 25
Schedule 4
Clauses 26 to 61
Schedule 5
Clauses 62 to 65
Schedule 6
Clause 66
Schedule 7
Clauses 67 to 73;

the motion was agreed to.

55.Countryside and Rights of Way Bill—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed.
56.Cricket—The Baroness Massey of Darwen asked Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the English Cricket Board’s report for 1999–2000, what is their policy on encouraging young people to take up cricket; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Bach.
57.Countryside and Rights of Way Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed after amendment 67.

The House was adjourned at fourteen minutes past one o’clock
in the morning of Thursday 28th September
till later the same day, three o’clock in the afternoon.