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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 24° Januarii 2000

The House met at half-past two o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Lincoln.

Judicial Business

1. Humphreys and others (Respondents) v. Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford (Petitioners)—The petition of the Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 19th January).

2. Regina v. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Respondents) ex parte Astonquest Limited (Petitioners)—The petition of Astonquest Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 21st January).

3. Regina v. Samms (Petitioner)—The petition of Livian Samms praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

Papers

4. Command Papers—The following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on 21st January, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Customs and Excise—Agreement between the United Kingdom and South Africa regarding Mutual Administrative Assistance between their Customs Administrations, together with an explanatory memorandum;      (4570)

    2. Indonesia—Export of Goods (Control) (Amendment) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/109) removing Indonesia from the list of countries to which arms in transit through the United Kingdom may not be exported without a licence.      (—)

5. Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Draft Data Protection (Crown Appointments) Order 2000;

    2. Draft Data Protection (Subject Access Modification) (Social Work) Order 2000;

    3. Draft Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) Order 2000;

    4. Draft Data Protection (Miscellaneous Subject Access Exemptions) Order 2000;

    5. Draft Data Protection (Designated Codes of Practice) Order 2000;

    6. Draft Data Protection (Subject Access Modification) (Education) Order 2000;

    7. Draft Data Protection (Subject Access Modification) (Health) Order 2000;

    8. Draft Foundation Subject (Amendment) (England) Order 2000.

6. Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. (i)      National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Amendment Regulations 2000—      (121)

      (ii) National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) Amendment Regulations 2000—      (122)

      (iii) Health Service Medicines (Control of Prices of Branded Medicines) Regulations 2000—      (123)

    laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;

    2. Tax Credits (Decisions and Appeals) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Act 1998;      (127)

    3. Health Service Medicines (Price Control Appeals) Regulations 2000, laid under the Health Act 1999.      (124)

7. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Account for 1998-99 of the Equal Opportunities Commission, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.

Public Business

8. Race Relations (Amendment) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clause 1

Schedule 1

Clauses 2 to 8

Schedules 2 and 3

Clause 9;

    the motion was agreed to.

9. Armed Forces Discipline Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; a privilege amendment was agreed to; then, after debate, the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

10. Nuclear Safeguards Bill [HL]—The report was received; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

11. Limited Liability Partnerships Bill [HL]—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 23)

The House was adjourned at eleven minutes past eight o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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