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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 10° Aprilis 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

Judicial Business

1. Regina v. Durham County Council and others and another (Petitioner) ex parte Huddleston (Respondent)—The petition of the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

2. Regan (Petitioner) v. Taylor (Respondent)—The petition of Simon Regan praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

3. 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 24th April next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

4. Appeal Committee—The 40th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

    Horvath (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)—That the petition of the European Roma Rights Centre that they might intervene in writing in the said appeal be refused.

Papers

5. Command Papers—The following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on the dates shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Finance—Reports concerning the Government’s Expenditure Plans for 2000-2001 to 2001-2002 by the—

      (i) Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Departments; (7th April)      (4615)

      (ii) Department for Education and Employment; (7th April)      (4602)

      (iii) Cabinet Office, Central Office of Information, Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and Health Service Commissioners, Privy Council Office, House of Lords, House of Commons, National Audit Office and Electoral Commission; (10th April)      (4618)

      (iv) Inland Revenue; (10th April)      (4617)

      (v) HM Customs & Excise Department; (10th April)      (4616)

      (vi) Department for Culture, Media and Sport; (10th April)      (4613)

      (vii) Ministry of Defence; (10th April)      (4608)

      (viii) Foreign and Commonwealth Office; (10th April)      (4609)

    2. Marine Environment—Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic, 1992. New Annex V on the Protection and Conservation of the Ecosystems and Biological Diversity of the Maritime Area, and a related Appendix 3, together with an explanatory memorandum; (7th April)      (4678)

    3. Licensing Laws—Time for Reform: Proposals for the modernisation of our licensing laws; (10th April)      (4696)

    4. Extradition—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Israel concerning the Extension of the European Convention on Extradition to Certain Dependent Territories; (10th April)      (4668)

    5. Competition Commission—New Cars: Report on the supply of new motor cars within the United Kingdom. (10th April)      (4660)

6. Statutory Instrument (Standing Order 70)—The following negative instrument, having been laid before the House on 7th April, was ordered to lie on the Table:

    Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972.      (1005)

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

    1. Westminster Education Action Zone Order 2000, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;      (1022)

    2. Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;      (1001)

    3. Teacher Training Agency (Additional Functions) Order 2000, laid under the Education Act 1994;      (1000)

    4. Income-related Benefits and Jobseeker’s Allowance (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;      (979)

    5. Wireless Telegraphy (Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949;      (1012)

    6. (i)      Wireless Telegraphy (Citizens’ Band and Amateur Apparatus) (Various Provisions) (Amendment) Order 2000;      (1013)

      (ii) Wireless Telegraphy (Cordless Telephone Apparatus) (Restriction and Marking) (Amendment) Order 2000;      (1014)

    laid under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1967.

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

    1. Report for 1998-99 of Agricultural Marketing Schemes, laid under the Agricultural Marketing Act 1958;

    2. Statement on behalf of the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport concerning the appointment of Hilary Lade as a member of the British Tourist Authority for a period of 3 years beginning on 6th April 2000;

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

      (i) Mayday Healthcare National Health Service Trust;

      (ii) Somerset Partnership National Health Service Trust and Social Care National Health Service Trust;

    laid under the Community Care Act 1990;

    4. Accounts for 1st January 1998 to 31st March 1999 of—

      (i) National Savings Ordinary Deposits Accounts;

      (ii) National Savings Investment Deposits Accounts;

    together with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Savings Bank Act 1971;

    5. Accounts for 1998-99 of—

      (i) Halifax Education Action Zone;

      (ii) Barnsley Education Action Zone;

    together with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.

Public Business

9. European Union Committee—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the Lord Jopling be appointed a member of the Select Committee in the place of the Lord Trefgarne; the motion was agreed to.

10. Government Resources and Accounts Bill—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

11. Teachers’ pay—The Lord Tope asked Her Majesty’s Government how their plans to implement performance related pay for teachers in schools are progressing; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Bach.

The House was adjourned at five minutes past seven o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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