HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Jovis 13° Januarii 2000
The House met at three oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Derby.
1. Norwich Union Life and Pensions Limited (formerly Norwich Union Life Insurance Society) (Respondents) v. Qureshi (Petitioner) and anotherThe petition of Afzal Hameed Qureshi praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
2. Birmingham Midshires Mortgage Services Limited (Respondents) v. Sabherwal and another and another (Petitioner)The petition of Sudesh Sabherwal praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
3. Appeal CommitteeThe following Order was made pursuant to the 11th Report
Regina v. Forbes (Petitioner)That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 27th January next.
4. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
Town and Country ParksGovernment Response to the 20th Report of the House of Commons Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee, Session 1998-99, on Town and Country Parks. (4550)
5. Negative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Potatoes Originating in Egypt (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. (22)
6. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Report for April to October 1999 of the Commissioner for Protection against Unlawful Industrial Action, laid under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992;
2. Report and Accounts for 1999 of the Defence Dental Agency, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921;
3. Report for 1998-99 of the Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies, laid under the Friendly Societies Act 1974.
7. Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) Bill [HL]
8. Colchester Borough Council Bill [HL]
The bills were presented and read a first time.
9. Race Relations (Amendment) Bill [HL]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House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported without amendment.
10. Care Standards Bill [HL]The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was agreed to; the House was resumed.
11. Transatlantic flightsThe Lord Naseby asked Her Majestys Government what is their policy on opening up transatlantic flights to new entrant carriers; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Macdonald of Tradeston.
12. Care Standards Bill [HL]The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed after clause 67 stood part.
The House was adjourned at nineteen minutes before eleven oclock
to Monday next, half-past two oclock.