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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Mercurii 5° Aprilis 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Salisbury.

Judicial Business

1. Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 36th Report—

    Bullerwell (A.P.) (Petitioner) v. Darlington Insulation Company Limited (Respondents)—That the respondents’ costs be paid out of the Legal Aid Fund in accordance with section 18 of the Legal Aid Act 1988, such order to be suspended until 3rd May next to enable the Legal Aid Board to object if they wish.

Papers

2. Instrument withdrawn—The following instrument, laid before the House on 27th March, was withdrawn:

    Draft National Savings Bank (Investment Deposits) (Limits) (Amendment) Order 2000.

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

    1. Criminal Injuries—Report for 1998-99 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel;      (4670)

    2. Investment Protection—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Pakistan for the Promotion and Protection of Investments;      (4665)

    3. Headquarters Agreement—Exchange of Notes amending the Headquarters Agreement between the United Kingdom and the International Lead and Zinc Study Group;      (4659)

    4. Finance—Report for 2000 of the Department for International Development: Government Expenditure Plans 2000-2001 to 2001-2002.      (4610)

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

    1. Draft National Savings Bank (Investment Deposits) (Limits) (Amendment) Order 2000, laid under the National Savings Bank Act 1971;      (—)

    2. Tetrachloroethylene in Olive Oil (Revocation) Regulations 2000, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;      (960)

    3. Gaming Clubs (Hours and Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Gaming Act 1968.      (899)

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

    1. Report for 1999 of the Independent Commission for Police Complaints in Northern Ireland, laid under the Police (Northern Ireland) Order 1987;

    2. Statements of Guarantee given by the Secretary of State for Health on loans proposed to be raised by—

      (i) Royal Devon and Exeter Healthcare National Health Service Trust;

      (ii) University Hospitals of Leicester National Health Service Trust;

      (iii) Dewsbury Healthcare National Health Service Trust;

      (iv) Cornwall Healthcare National Health Service Trust;

      (v) Nottingham City Hospital National Health Service Trust;

      (vi) Havering Hospitals National Health Service Trust;

      (vii) Pinderfields and Pontefract Hospitals National Health Service Trust;

      (viii) Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals National Health Service Trust;

      (ix) Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals National Health Service Trust;

    laid under the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990;

    3. Statement of Guarantee given by the Treasury in respect of temporary borrowing by the British Waterways Board, laid under the Transport Act 1962.

Public Business

6. Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill—A bill to amend the law relating to child support; to amend the law relating to occupational and personal pensions and war pensions; to amend the law relating to social security benefits and social security administration; to amend the law relating to national insurance contributions; to amend Part III of the Family Law Reform Act 1969 and Part III of the Family Law Act 1986; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 54)

7. Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 54-EN)

8. Road works (2-hour debate)—It was moved by the Lord Peyton of Yeovil that there be laid before the House papers relating to the number of statutory undertakers and others with powers to dig holes in the road; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

9. Tourism and the rural economy (3½-hour debate)—It was moved by the Earl Peel that there be laid before the House papers relating to the place of tourism in the future development of the rural economy; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

10. Central Africa—The Earl of Sandwich asked Her Majesty’s Government what response they are making to the continuing conflict in central Africa; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal.

The House was adjourned at seventeen minutes before ten o’clock

till tomorrow, two o’clock for judicial business,

three o’clock for public business.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

CORRECTION

In the Minutes of Proceedings of 4th April the following item should have been included in item 17 (Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings) and not in item 16 (Negative Instruments):

    County Court Fees (Amendment No. 2) Order 2000, laid under the County Courts Act 1984.      (939)

 
 
 
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