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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 13° Martii 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Hereford.

Judicial Business

1. Kazakstan Wool Processors (Europe) Limited (Petitioners) v. Nederlandsche Credietverzekering Maatschappij NV (Respondents)—The petition of Kazakstan Wool Processors (Europe) Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

2. Baker (Petitioner) v. London Borough of Waltham Forest and others (Respondents)—The petition of Esme Baker praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

3. In re Norris (Respondent)—The petition of Teresa Wendy Norris praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

4. Phillips (Liquidator of A J Bekhor & Company) and another (Respondents) v. Brewin Dolphin Bell Lawrie Limited (Formerly Brewin Dolphin & Company Limited) (Appellants) and another—The petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 27th March next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

5. Equitable Life Assurance Society (Appellants) v. Hyman (Respondent)—The petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 10th April next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

Papers

6. Command Paper—The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Regulatory Impact Assessments—Regulatory Impact Assessments 1st July to 31st December 1999.      (4664)

7. Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)—The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 10th March, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Property etc.) Order 2000, laid under the Government of Wales Act 1998;      (647)

    2. Conditional Fee Agreements Regulations 2000, laid under the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990;      (692)

    3. Access to Justice (Membership Organisations) Regulations 2000, laid under the Access to Justice Act 1999;      (693)

    4. Measuring Instruments (EEC Requirements) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Finance Act 1973;      (689)

    5. (i)      Asylum Support Appeals (Procedure) Rules 2000—      (541)

      (ii) Carriers’ Liability (Clandestine Entrants and Sale of Transporters) Regulations 2000—      (685)

      (iii) Carriers’ Liability (Clandestine Entrants) (Code of Practice) Order 2000—      (684)

    laid under the laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;

    6. Gaming Clubs (Bankers’ Games) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Gaming Act 1968;      (597)

    7. (i)      Dairy Produce Quotas (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000—      (698)

      (ii) Local Government (Grants from Structural Funds) Regulations 2000—      (589)

    laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

    8. Town and Country Planning (Blight Provisions) (England) Order 2000, laid under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990;      (539)

    9. Non-Domestic Rating (Alteration of Lists and Appeals) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988;      (598)

    10. Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Greater London Authority) Order 2000, laid under the Greater London Authority Act 1999;      (686)

    11. Social Security (Maternity Allowance) (Work Abroad) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;      (690)

    12. (i)      Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (England) Regulations 2000—      (682)

      (ii) Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Exemptions for Disabled Persons) (England) Regulations 2000—      (683)

    laid under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970;

    13. Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (City of Bristol) Order 2000, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;      (699)

    14. Education Standards Fund (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Education Act 1996;      (703)

    15. Young Offender Institution (Amendment) Rules 2000, laid under the Criminal Justice Act 1967;      (700)

    16. (i)      Social Security (Maternity Allowance) (Earnings) Regulations 2000—      (688)

      (ii) Social Security (Maternity Allowance) (Work Abroad) (Amendment) Regulations 2000—      (691)

      (iii) Social Security (Payments to Reduce Under-occupation) Regulations 2000—      (637)

      (iv) Housing Benefit (General) Amendment Regulations 2000—      (638)

    laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;

    17. (i)      National Health Service (Functions of Health Authorities) (Prescribing Incentive Schemes) Amendment Regulations 2000—      (661)

      (ii) Primary Care Trusts (Functions) (England) Regulations 2000—      (695)

      (iii) National Health Service (Payments by Local Authorities to NHS Bodies) (Prescribed Functions) Regulations 2000—      (618)

      (iv) Health Act 1999 (Supplementary, Consequential etc. Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2000—      (694)

      (v) Health Authorities (Membership and Procedure) Amendment Regulations 2000—

          (696)

      (vi) Avon Health Authority (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2000—      (616)

      (vii) National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) Regulations 2000—

          (620)

      (viii) NHS Bodies and Local Authorities Partnership Arrangements Regulations 2000—

          (617)

      (ix) Sheffield Health Authority (Transfers of Trust Property) Order 2000—      (609)

      (x) Special Health Authorities (Duty of Quality) Regulations 2000—      (660)

      (xi) Special Trustees for the Hammersmith and Acton Hospitals, the Special Trustees for the Charing Cross and West London Hospitals and the Special Trustees for the Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital (Transfers of Trust Property) Order 2000—      (613)

      (xii) Special Trustees for the United Bristol Hospitals (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2000—      (615)

      (xiii) Commission for Health Improvement (Functions) Regulations 2000—      (662)

      (xiv) Special Trustees for the University College London Hospitals and the Special Trustees for the Middlesex Hospital (Transfers of Trust Property) Order 2000—

          (611)

      (xv) Special Trustees of the General Infirmary at Leeds and the Leeds St James’s University Hospital Special Trustees (Transfers of Trust Property) Order 2000—

          (612)

      (xvi) Special Trustees for the Royal Throat, Nose & Ear Hospitals and the Special Trustees for the Royal Free Hospital (Transfers of Trust Property) Order 2000—

          (610)

      (xvii) National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) Amendment Regulations 2000—      (621)

      (xviii) Health Education Authority (Abolition) Order 2000—      (604)

      (xix) Special Trustees for the Former United Sheffield Hospitals (Transfers of Trust Property) Order 2000—      (608)

      (xx) Special Trustees for Guy’s Hospital and the Special Trustees for St Thomas’ Hospital (Transfers of Trust Property) Order 2000—      (614)

    laid under the National Health Service Act 1977.

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

    1. Council Tax (Liability of Owners) (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1992;      (715)

    2. (i)      Immigration (Eligibility for Assistance) (Scotland and Northern Ireland) Regulations 2000—      (705)

      (ii) Persons subject to Immigration Control (Housing Authority Accommodation and Homelessness) Order 2000—      (706)

      (iii) Asylum Support Regulations 2000—      (704)

    laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;

    3. Employment Zones Regulations 2000, laid under the Jobseekers Act 1995;      (721)

    4. Housing Renewal Grants (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996;      (531)

    5. Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Kent) (District of Shepway) Order 2000, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;      (722)

    6. (i)      Homelessness (England) Regulations 2000—      (701)

      (ii) Allocation of Housing (England) Regulations 2000—      (702)

    laid under the Housing Act 1996;

    7. Greater London Authority (Early Voting) Order 2000, laid under the Greater London Authority Act 1999;      (725)

    8. (i)      Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Regulations 2000—      (726)

      (ii) Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Regulations 2000—      (730)

    laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

    9. (i)      Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2000—      (723)

      (ii) Social Security Contributions (Intermediaries) Regulations 2000—      (727)

      (iii) Social Security (Immigration and Asylum) Consequential Amendments Regulations 2000—      (636)

      (iv) Social Fund Winter Fuel Payment Regulations 2000—      (729)

      (v) Social Security (Approved Work) Regulations 2000—      (678)

      (vi) Social Security Amendment (Employment Zones) Regulations 2000—      (724)

    laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;

    10. Social Security Contributions (Intermediaries) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;

          (728)

    11. National Health Service (Pension Scheme and Compensation for Premature Retirement) Amendment Regulations 2000, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972;

          (605)

    12. Data Protection Tribunal (National Security Appeals) (Telecommunications) Rules 2000, laid under the Data Protection Act 1998;      (731)

    13. Occupational Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2000, laid under the Pensions Act 1995.      (679)

9. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Summarised Accounts for 1998-99 of Health Authorities in Wales; NHS Trusts in Wales; the Welsh Health Common Services Authority; the Health Promotion Authority for Wales; and funds held on Trust by Health Authorities, the Health Promotion Authority for Wales and NHS Trusts in Wales, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;

    2. Accounts for 1998-99 of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Education Act 1997;

    3. Report and Accounts for 1998-99 of the Meat and Livestock Commission, laid under the Agriculture Act 1967.

Public Business

10. Procedure of the House—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the First Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 25) be agreed to; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

11. Learning and Skills Bill [HL]—The report was received; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 to 4); amendments were agreed to; further consideration on report was adjourned.

12. Road safety—The Lord Davies of Oldham asked Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote their Road Safety Strategy; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Whitty.

13. Learning and Skills Bill [HL]—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was negatived; further consideration on report was adjourned after amendment 106.

The House was adjourned at ten minutes past midnight

in the morning of Tuesday 14th March

till later the same day, half-past two o’clock in the afternoon.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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