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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 16° Maii 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol.

1. Lord Hunt of Chesterton—Julian Charles Roland Hunt Esquire, CB, having been created Baron Hunt of Chesterton, of Chesterton in the County of Cambridgeshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 5th May 2000, was introduced between the Baroness Jay of Paddington and the Baroness David, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

2. Lord Shutt of Greetland—David Trevor Shutt Esquire, OBE, having been created Baron Shutt of Greetland, of Greetland and Stainland in the County of West Yorkshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 12th May 2000, was introduced between the Lord Smith of Clifton and the Baroness Harris of Richmond, 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. Appeal Committee—The following Orders were made pursuant to the 39th Report:

    Warsame and another (Respondents) v. Mayor etc. of the London Borough of Hounslow (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 30th May next.

Lister and others (A.P.) (Petitioners) v. Hesley Hall Limited (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 30th May next.

Papers

4. Command Paper—The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Health and Safety Executive—Government’s response to the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee’s Report: The Work of the Health and Safety Executive.      (4741)

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

    1. Tax Credits Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;      (1325)

    2. Tax Credits Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 2) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;      (1324)

6. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Report and Accounts 1999 of the Port of London Authority, laid under the Port of London Act 1968.

Select Committee Reports

7. European Union—The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed, together with the Minutes of Evidence:

    A European Food Authority; (7th Report-HL Paper 66)

    EU Charter of Fundamental Rights; (8th Report-HL Paper 67)

    EU Proposals to Combat Discrimination. (9th Report-HL Paper 68)

8. Ecclesiastical Committee—The following Measure and Report of the Ecclesiastical Committee thereon were laid before the House (pursuant to section 4 of the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919) and ordered to be printed:

    Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure and 214th Report of the Committee thereon. (HL Papers 64-I and 64-II)

9. Statutory Instruments—The 19th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Draft Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period) (No. 2) Order 2000;

      Draft Flags (Northern Ireland) Order 2000;

      Draft Social Security and Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2000;

      Draft Uncertificated Securities (Amendment) Regulations 2000;

      Draft Local Authority (Stocks and Bonds) (Amendment) Regulations 2000;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 65)

Public Business

10. Business of the House—It was moved by the Baroness Jay of Paddington that the debate on the motion in the name of the Lord Tebbit set down for tomorrow shall be limited to 5 hours; the motion was agreed to.

11. Business of the House— It was moved by the Baroness Jay of Paddington that Standing Order 72 (Affirmative Instruments) be dispensed with to enable the motions to approve the draft Flags (Northern Ireland) Order 2000 and the draft Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period) (No. 2) Order 2000 to be taken today, notwithstanding that no report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments on the draft Orders has been laid before the House; the motion was agreed to.

12. Electronic Communications Bill—The report was received; an amendment was agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 67)

13. Flags (Northern Ireland) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton that the draft Order laid before the House on 15th May be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

14. Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period) (No. 2) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton that the draft Order laid before the House on 10th May be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

15. Terrorism Bill—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was agreed to; the House was resumed after clause 13 stood part.

The House was adjourned at twenty-two minutes past nine o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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