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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 20° Junii 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford.

Judicial Business

1. Tengerakis and another (Petitioners) v. London Borough of Haringey (Respondents)—The petition of Byron Tengerakis and Herma Tengerakis praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

Papers

2. Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Corruption—Raising Standards and Upholding Integrity: The Prevention of Corruption—the Government’s Proposals for the Reform of the Criminal Law of Corruption in England and Wales;      (4759)

    2. Broadcasting —Report and Accounts for 1999-2000 of the BBC.      (—)

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

    1. M62 and M1 Motorways (Lofthouse Link Roads) (Speed Limit) Regulations 2000, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1984;      (1565)

    2. Education (School Teacher Appraisal) (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Education Act 1986.      (1620)

4. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. (i)      Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

      (ii) Statement of Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Pensions Compensation Board, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

    laid under the Pensions Act 1995;

    2. Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Competition Commission, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Competition Act 1998;

    3. Report for 1999 of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Explosives for Northern Ireland, laid under the Explosives Act 1875.

Select Committee Reports

5. Statutory Instruments—The 22nd Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Draft Criminal Justice Act 1993 (Extension of Group A Offences) Order 2000;

      Draft Attorney General’s Salary Order 2000;

      Draft Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 79)

6. Consolidation Bills—The 2nd Report from the Joint Committee, being a report on the European Parliamentary Elections Bill [HL], was made and ordered to be printed, together with the minutes of proceedings and the minutes of evidence. (HL Paper 80-I and II)

Private Business

7. Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.

Public Business

8. Transport Bill—It was moved by the Lord Macdonald of Tradeston that the order of commitment of 5th June be discharged and that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee; that the bill as amended in the Grand Committee be recommitted to a Committee of the Whole House; and that the Instruction to the Committee of the Whole House of 7th June (order of consideration of clauses and Schedules) be instead an Instruction to the Grand Committee; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

9. Terrorism Bill—The report was received; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 to 3); it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 87)

10. European Parliamentary Elections Bill [HL]—The bill was reported from the Joint Committee with an amendment and re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 88)

11. Indonesia—The Baroness Cox asked Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy towards recent developments in Indonesia; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal.

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

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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