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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 27° Junii 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.

Judicial Business

1. Pemberton (A.P.) (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. The respondent’s legal aid certificate was lodged (lodged 11th May).

2. Magill (Appellant) v. Porter (Respondent)—

3. Magill (Appellant) v. Weeks (Respondent)—

    (Conjoined Appeals)—

    The appeals were set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

Papers

4. Instrument withdrawn—The following instrument, laid before the House on 26th June, was withdrawn:

    Draft Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) Order 2000.

5. Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Draft Legal Aid (Functions) Order 2000;

    2. Draft Legal Aid (Prescribed Panels) (Amendment) Regulations 2000;

    3. Draft Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2000.

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

    1. Merchant Shipping (Formal Investigations) (Amendment) Rules 2000, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995;      (1623)

    2. (i)      Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000—      (1673)

      (ii) Railways (Interoperability) (Notified Bodies) Regulations 2000—      (1674)

      (iii) Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2000—      (1679)

    laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

    3. (i)      Town and Country Planning (Appeals) (Written Representations Procedure) (England) Regulations 2000;      (1628)

      (ii) Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (England) (Amendment) Order 2000;      (1627)

    laid under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990;

    4. (i)      Town and Country Planning (Determination by Inspectors) (Inquiries Procedure) (England) Rules 2000—      (1625)

      (ii) Town and Country Planning (Inquiries Procedure) (England) Rules 2000—      (1624)

      (iii) Town and Country Planning (Hearings Procedure) (England) Rules 2000—      (1626)

    laid under the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992;

    5. Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1998.      (1678)

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

    Report for 1999-2000 of the London Regional Passengers Committee, laid under the London Regional Transport Act 1984.

8. Special Procedure Order—The Report by the Chairman of Committees and the Chairman of Ways and Means in the House of Commons, under section 3(5) of the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945, that no Petitions had been presented against the Devil’s Dyke Brighton and Hove Compulsory Rights Order 2000, was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table.

Select Committee Report

9. Statutory Instruments—The 23rd Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Draft Welfare of Farmed Animals Regulations 2000;

      Draft European Court of Human Rights (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2000;

      Draft International Seabed Authority (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2000;

      Draft Social Security Amendment (Students) Regulations 2000;

      Draft Data Protection (Designated Codes of Practice) (No. 2) Order 2000;

      Draft Data Protection (Miscellaneous Subject Access Exemptions) (Amendment) Order 2000;

      Draft Insider Dealing (Securities and Regulated Markets) (Amendment) Order 2000;

      Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2000;

      Draft Education (School Government) (Terms of Reference) (England) Regulations 2000;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 82)

Public Business

10. Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate Bill [HL]—The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with a privilege amendment; the amendment was considered and agreed to.

11. Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to (see division lists 1 and 3); an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 2); amendments were agreed to; further consideration on report was adjourned.

12. Transport Bill—The bill was reported from a Grand Committee with amendments and re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 91)

13. Zimbabwe pensioners—The Lord Waddington asked Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy regarding Zimbabwe public service pensioners living in Britain; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Amos.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

14. Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 92)

The House was adjourned at eleven minutes before eleven o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

APPENDIX

    Transport Bill—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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