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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 10° Februarii 2000

The House met at three o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Lichfield.

Judicial Business

1. In re Burke (A.P.) (Appellant) (On Appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division)—The appeal of Robert Anthony Burke was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto.

Papers

2. Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Social Security—Report by the Social Security Advisory Committee under Section 174(1) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992, together with the statements by the Secretaries of State for Education and Employment and Social Security in accordance with Section 174(2) of that Act;      (4549)

    2. Hong Kong—Six-monthly Report on Hong Kong: July-December 1999.      (4594)

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

    1. Draft Greenwich Park (Vehicle Parking) Regulations 2000, laid under the Parks Regulation (Amendment) Act 1926;      (—)

    2. Jobseeker’s Allowance (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Jobseeker’s Act 1995;      (239)

    3. Competition Act 1998 (Transitional, Consequential and Supplemental Provisions) Order 2000, laid under the Competition Act 1998.      (311)

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

    Report and Accounts for 1998-99 of the Milk Development Council, laid under the Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947.

Public Business

5. Financial Services and Markets Bill—A bill to make provision about the regulation of financial services and markets; to provide for the transfer of certain statutory functions relating to building societies, friendly societies, industrial and provident societies and certain other mutual societies; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 32)

6. Financial Services and Markets Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 32-EN)

7. Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (Eriskay Causeway) Order Confirmation Bill—The bill was read a third time and passed.

8. Northern Ireland 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 and the bill was reported without amendment; the report was received; then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and, after debate, passed.

9. Learning and Skills 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.

10. Royal Assent—The Lord Speaker (Baroness Turner of Camden) notified the Queen’s Assent to the following Acts:

Northern Ireland Actc.1
Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (Eriskay Causeway) Order Confirmation Act c.i
United Reformed Church Actc.ii
Alliance & Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) Actc.iii
Baxi Partnership Limited Trusts Actc.iv

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

11. Children (Leaving Care) Bill [HL]—The bill was reported from a Grand Committee with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 33)

12. Learning and Skills 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 Schedule 5 was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at twenty-five minutes before one o’clock

in the morning of Friday 11th February to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

APPENDIX

Children (Leaving Care) Bill [HL]—The bill was considered in a Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; it was ordered that the bill be reported with amendments.

 
 
 
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