HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Mercurii 7° Junii 2000
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Guildford.
1. Regina v. Tibbs (Petitioner)The petition of John Paul Tibbs praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 28th February).
2. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
StatisticsFramework for National Statistics. ()
3. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. (i) Motor Cycles (Eye Protectors) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (1489)
(ii) Motor Cycles (Protective Helmets) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (1488)
laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988;
2. (i) London Transport Users Committee (Transitional Provisions) Order 2000 (1484)
(ii) Metropolitan Police (Capital Finance) Order 2000 (1474)
(iii) Regulation of Bus Services in Greater London (Transitional Provisions) Order 2000 (1462)
laid under the Greater London Authority Act 1999;
3. Education (Student Support) Regulations 2000 (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998; (1490)
4. Draft Code of Practice proposed to be issued by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS): Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures, laid under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; ()
5. Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2000, laid under the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981. ()
4. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Report for 1999 by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions under Section 18 of the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991, laid under that Act;
2. Statement by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport concerning the appointment of Sue Lawley as a member of the Board of the English Tourism Council for 3 years beginning on 1st June 2000, laid under the Development of Tourism Act 1969;
3. Accounts for 1999 of the General Dental Council, laid under the Dentists Act 1984.
Select Committee Reports
5. Delegated Powers and DeregulationThe following reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:
18th Report, on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill; (HL Paper 73)
19th Report, on the following bills:
Carers and Disabled Children Bill;
Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill [HL];
Utilities BillGovernment amendments for Committee stage;
Postal Services BillGovernment amendments for Committee stage. (HL Paper 74)
6. Railtrack (Waverley Station) Order Confirmation BillThe bill was brought from the Commons, read a first time and (pursuant to the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936) deemed to have been read a second time and reported from the Committee.
7. Business of the HouseIt was moved by the Baroness Jay of Paddington that the debates on the motions in the names of the Earl of Carnarvon and the Lord Bridges set down for today shall each be limited to 2 hours; the motion was agreed to.
8. Transport BillIt was moved by the Lord Whitty, on behalf of the Lord Macdonald of Tradeston, that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to whom the Transport Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:
Clauses 1 to 27
Schedules 1 and 2
Clauses 28 to 30
Clauses 31 to 33
Clauses 35 to 60
Clauses 62 to 89
Clauses 90 to 94
Clauses 95 to 141
Clauses 142 to 149
Clauses 150 to 179
Clauses 180 to 187
Clauses 188 to 192
Clauses 193 to 199
Clauses 200 to 203
Clauses 209 to 215
Clauses 216 and 217
Clauses 218 and 219
Clauses 220 to 227
Clauses 228 to 236
Clauses 237 and 238
Clauses 240 to 242
Clauses 243 to 247
Clauses 248 to 253;
the motion was agreed to.
9. Housing in the South East (2-hour debate)It was moved by the Earl of Carnarvon that there be laid before the House papers relating to the case for additional housing in London and the South East and the Governments proposals for achieving their targets; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
10. Trustee Bill [HL]The bill was reported from a Grand Committee with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 80)
11. Coastal erosion (2-hour debate)It was moved by the Lord Bridges that there be laid before the House papers relating to the long-term problems caused by coastal erosion; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
12. Race Relations (Religious Discrimination) Bill [HL]It was moved by the Lord Ahmed 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.
13. RussiaThe Lord Blaker asked Her Majestys Government whether the state of United Kingdom relations with Russia is satisfactory, in the light of the Presidential elections there; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal.
The House was adjourned at ten minutes before ten oclock
till tomorrow, two oclock for judicial business,
three oclock for public business.
Trustee Bill [HL]The bill was considered in a Grand Committee; amendments were agreed to; it was ordered that the bill be reported with amendments.