HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Lunae 14° Februarii 2000
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of St Albans.
1. Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland (Respondents) v. Bennett and another (A.P.) (Appellant) (England)The appeal of Jane Christine Bennett was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 27th March next. The appellants legal aid certificate was lodged.
2. National Westminster Bank plc (Respondents) v. Story and another (A.P.) (Petitioner)The petition of Mary Pallister praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioners legal aid certificate was lodged.
3. In re G (A.P.) (a minor) (by his mother and next friend) (Respondent)The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
4. England (Respondent) v. Smith (Petitioner)Upon application by the petitioner (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto), it was ordered that the petition be withdrawn and that there be no order as to costs.
5. Instrument withdrawnThe following instrument, laid before the House on 10th January, was withdrawn on 31st January:
Draft African Development Fund (Eighth Replenishment) Order 1999.
6. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
MarchionessFinal report of the Thames Safety Inquiry. (4558)
7. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
Draft Milk Development Council (Amendment) Order 2000.
8. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Local Authorities (Capital Finance) (Rate of Discount for 2000/01) (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989; (259)
2. Judicial Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Judicial Pensions Act 1981; (342)
3. Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992. (346)
9. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Report of exemptions granted to fishing vessels employed by the oil and gas industries as guard ships during 1999, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995;
2. Statement of guarantee on loans proposed to be raised by London Regional Transport from HSBC Bank plc, laid under the London Regional Transport Act 1984.
10. Representation of the People BillThe House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); the House was resumed.
11. Football: commercial issuesThe Lord Faulkner of Worcester asked Her Majestys Government what is their response to the Report of the Football Task Force on Commercial Issues; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey.
The House was adjourned during pleasure.
The House was resumed.
12. Representation of the People BillThe 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 9 stood part.
The House was adjourned at twenty-three minutes before midnight
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.