HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Martis 25° Januarii 2000
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Lincoln.
1. Regina v. Forbes (Appellant) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))The appeal of Anthony Leroy Forbes was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto.
2. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
EnvironmentThe Governments Response to the House of Commons Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committees Sixteenth Report: Multilateral Environmental Agreements. (4577)
3. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Account of the Social Fund for 1998-99, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Social Security (Administration) Act 1992.
Select Committee Report
4. Statutory InstrumentsThe 7th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:
Draft Films (Modification of the Definition of British Film) Order 2000;
Draft Competition Act 1998 (Determination of Turnover for Penalties) Order 2000;
Draft Competition Act 1998 (Land and Vertical Agreements Exclusion) Order 2000;
Draft National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 2000;
Draft Foundation Subject (Amendment) (England) Order 2000;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 24)
5. Local Government Bill [HL]The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 and 2); amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed.
6. Betting on horse racingThe Viscount Falkland asked Her Majestys Government what plans they have to improve and increase the control and regulation of betting on horse racing in order to combat any increase in criminal activity; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Bassam of Brighton.
7. Local Government 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House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed after amendment 86.
The House was adjourned at twenty-four minutes before midnight
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.