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Die Mercurii 7° Junii 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Guildford.

Judicial Business

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

    Statistics—Framework for National Statistics.      (—)

3. Negative Instruments—The 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 proceedings—The 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 Deregulation—The 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;

      Psychotherapy Bill [HL];

      Divorce (Religious Marriages) Bill [HL];

      Utilities Bill—Government amendments for Committee stage;

      Postal Services Bill—Government amendments for Committee stage. (HL Paper 74)

Public Business

6. Railtrack (Waverley Station) Order Confirmation Bill—The 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 House—It 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 Bill—It 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

Schedule 3

Clauses 31 to 33

Schedule 4

Clause 34

Schedule 5

Clauses 35 to 60

Schedule 6

Clause 61

Schedule 7

Clauses 62 to 89

Schedule 8

Clauses 90 to 94

Schedule 9

Clauses 95 to 141

Schedule 10

Clauses 142 to 149

Schedule 11

Clauses 150 to 179

Schedule 12

Clauses 180 to 187

Schedule 13

Clauses 188 to 192

Schedule 14

Clauses 193 to 199

Schedule 15

Clauses 200 to 203

Schedule 16

Clause 204

Schedule 17

Clause 205

Schedule 18

Clause 206

Schedule 19

Clause 207

Schedule 20

Clause 208

Schedule 21

Clauses 209 to 215

Schedule 22

Clauses 216 and 217

Schedule 23

Clauses 218 and 219

Schedule 24

Clauses 220 to 227

Schedule 25

Clauses 228 to 236

Schedule 26

Clauses 237 and 238

Schedule 27

Clause 239

Schedule 28

Clauses 240 to 242

Schedule 29

Clauses 243 to 247

Schedule 30

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 Government’s 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. Russia—The Lord Blaker asked Her Majesty’s 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 o’clock

till tomorrow, two o’clock for judicial business,

three o’clock for public business.


Cler: Parliamentor:


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.

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