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Die Jovis 4° Maii 2000

The House met at three o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bradford.

Judicial Business

1. Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland (Respondents) v. Bennett and another (A.P.) (Appellant)—The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 19th June next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.


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

    1. Transport—Government Response to the Report of the Standing Advisory Committee on Trunk Road Assessment (SACTRA): Transport and the Economy;      (4711)

    2. Commercial Debts—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Togo concerning Certain Commercial Debts;      (4700)

    3. Armed Forces—Agreement amongst the States Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and the Other States Participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the Status of Their Forces;      (4701)

    4. Foreign Affairs—Response of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to the 3rd Report of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on Relations with the Russian Federation.      (4715)

3. Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Draft Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 2000;

    2. Draft National Minimum Wage (Increase in Development Rate for Young Workers) Regulations 2000.

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

    1. Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (Amendment No. 2) (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;      (1177)

    2. (i)      Railways (Inverness Station) (Exemptions) Order 2000—      (1178)

      (ii) Railways (Alternative Closure Procedure) (Croydon Tramlink) Order 2000—      (1144)

    laid under the Railways Act 1993;

    3. National Police Records (Recordable Offences) Regulations 2000, laid under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984;      (1139)

    4. Transport for London (Reserved Services) (Croydon Tramlink and Docklands Light Railway) Exception Order 2000, laid under the Greater London Authority Act 1999.      (1143)

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

    1. Accounts for 1998-99 of the Newham Education Action Zone, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;

    2. Report for 1998-99 of the National Disability Council, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

Public Business

6. Utilities 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.

7. Myra Hindley—The Earl of Longford asked Her Majesty’s Government what reasonable grounds there are for the continued imprisonment of Myra Hindley after 35 years; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Bassam of Brighton.

The House was adjourned at twenty-eight minutes past seven o’clock

to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.


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