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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 15° Maii 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol.

1. Baroness Scott of Needham Market—Rosalind Carol Scott, having been created Baroness Scott of Needham Market, of Needham Market in the County of Suffolk, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 11th May 2000, was introduced between the Lord Tope and the Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

2. Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen—Anne Gibson, OBE, having been created Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen, of Market Rasen in the County of Lincolnshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 9th May 2000, was introduced between the Baroness Gould of Potternewton and the Lord Hoyle, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

Judicial Business

3. MHC Consulting Services Limited (Respondents) v. Tansell (Respondent) and others (Petitioners) and others—The petition of the Abbey Life Assurance Company Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 3rd May).

4. Pemberton (Respondent) v. London Borough of Southwark (Petitioners)—The petition of the London Borough of Southwark praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

5. Nugent and another (suing as executors of Matthew Charles David Harding (deceased)) (Petitioners) v. Michael Goss Aviation Limited and others (Respondents) and others—The petition of Margaret Rose Nugent and Mark John Killick praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

Papers

6. Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Draft Flags (Northern Ireland) Order 2000.

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

    1. Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Oil and Chemical Pollution of Fish) No. 2 Order 1993 (Revocation) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2000, laid under the Scotland Act 1998;      (1314)

    2. (i)      In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulations 2000—      (1315)

      (ii) Drinking Water (Undertakings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000—      (1297)

    laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

    3. (i)      Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 2000—      (1213)

      (ii) Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) Order 2000—      (1212)

    laid under the Gaming Act 1968;

    4. Gaming (Bingo) Act (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2000, laid under the Gaming (Bingo) Act 1985;      (1211)

    5. Lotteries (Gaming Board Fees) Order 2000, laid under the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976;      (1210)

    6. (i)      GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Croydon) Designation Order 2000—      (1263)

      (ii) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Bexley) Designation Order 2000—      (1258)

      (iii) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Barnet) Designation Order 2000—      (1257)

      (iv) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Camden) Designation Order 2000—      (1261)

      (v) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Barking and Dagenham) Designation Order 2000—      (1256)

      (vi) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Bromley) Designation Order 2000—      (1260)

      (vii) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Brent) Designation Order 2000—      (1259)

      (viii) GLA Side Roads (City of London) Designation Order 2000—      (1262)

    laid under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;

    7. Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2000, laid under the Civil Procedure Act 1997.      (1317)

Public Business

8. Street Works Bill [HL]—A bill to make provision for charges for the occupation of a maintainable highway by undertakers executing street works was presented by the Lord Peyton of Yeovil, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 66)

9. 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 for a statement; the House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed.

10. NHS infection control—The Baroness Masham of Ilton asked Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that the Government guidelines on infection control in hospitals are being implemented by National Health Service Trusts; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.

11. 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; an amendment was agreed to (see division list); the House was resumed after Schedule 5 was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at twenty-seven minutes before one o’clock

in the morning of Tuesday 16th May

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

MICHAEL DAVIES

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