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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 8° Maii 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells.

1. Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay—Matthew Alan Oakeshott Esquire, having been created Baron Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, of Seagrove Bay in the County of Isle of Wight, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 1st May 2000, was introduced between the Lord Thomson of Monifieth and the Lord Jenkins of Hillhead, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

2. Lord Greaves—Anthony Robert Greaves Esquire, having been created Baron Greaves, of Pendle in the County of Lancashire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 4th May 2000, was introduced between the Lord Tordoff and the Baroness Hamwee, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and made and subscribed the solemn affirmation pursuant to statute.

Judicial Business

3. Cantwell (Respondent) v. Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (Appellants) (Scotland)—The appeal of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 19th June next.

4. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Turgut (A.P.) (Petitioner)—The petition of Abdullah Turgut praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s legal aid certificate was lodged (lodged 26th April).

5. Regina v. Falmouth and Truro Port Health Authority (Petitioners) ex parte South West Water Services Limited (Respondents)—The petition of the Falmouth and Truro Port Health Authority praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 28th April).

6. Phonographic Performance Limited (Petitioners) v. Candy Rock Recording Limited (Respondents)—The petition of Phonographic Performance Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 28th April).

7. Collins (Petitioner) v. Brebner (Respondent)—The petition of Samuel John Collins praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

8. Floyer-Acland and others (Respondents) v. Osmond (Petitioner)—The petition of William John Osmond praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

9. Farley (Petitioner) v. Skinner (Respondent)—The petition of Graham Farley praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

10. Bettison and others (Respondents) v. Langton and others (Appellants)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 3rd May).

Papers

11. 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. Fire Services—Report of the Inquiry into the Machinery for Determining Firefighters’ Conditions of Service; (5th May)      (4699)

    2. Europe—Minute Dated 8 May 2000 concerning the provision of a guarantee to bodies from the voluntary sector who undertake projects part funded by payments made from the European Social Fund; (8th May)      (—)

    3. Indemnity—Contingent Liabilities Minute: Indemnity for Chairman and Panel Members of the Public Inquiry into the Bristol Royal Infirmary. (8th May)      (—)

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

    1. Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Functions) Order 2000;

    2. Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2000;

    3. Draft Code of Practice: Access to Workers during Recognition and Derecognition Ballots.

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

    1. Animal Feedingstuffs from Belgium (Control) (Revocation) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;      (1233)

    2. (i)      Food (Animal Products from Belgium) (Emergency Control) (Revocation) (England and Wales) Order 2000—      (1232)

      (ii) Dairy Products (Hygiene) (Charges) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000—      (1209)

    laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;

    3. Insurance Companies (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Insurance Companies Act 1982.      (1231)

Select Committee Reports

14. Delegated Powers and Deregulation—The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

    15th Report, on the Draft Regulatory Reform Bill, with the minutes of evidence. (HL Paper 61)

15. Liaison—The 2nd Report from the Select Committee was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 62)

Public Business

16. Business of the House—It was moved by the Baroness Jay of Paddington that Standing Order 40 (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Thursday 11th May to allow the motion standing in the name of the Baroness Jay of Paddington to be taken before the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill, and also on Friday 12th May to allow the motion standing in the name of the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean to be taken before the European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) Bill; the motion was agreed to.

17. Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed for statements.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

18. Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill—The 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.

19. Dyslexia—The Lord Laird asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that account is taken in education programmes and in the workplace of the particular abilities of those classed as dyslexic; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Bach.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

20. Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill—The 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 18 stood part.

The House was adjourned at twenty-seven minutes past midnight

in the morning of Tuesday 9th May

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

MICHAEL DAVIES

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