HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Mercurii 28° Junii 2000
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Blackburn.
1. Lord Hodgson of Astley AbbottsRobin Granville Hodgson Esquire, CBE, having been created Baron Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, of Nash in the County of Shropshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 7th June 2000, was introduced between the Lord Lane of Horsell and the Baroness Seccombe, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
2. Earldom of Ormond and Earldom of Ossory in the Peerage of IrelandThe petition of Richard Henry Piers 17th Viscount Mountgarret in the Peerage of Ireland and Baron Mountgarret in the Peerage of the United Kingdom claiming to have succeeded to the Earldom of Ormond and the Earldom of Ossory in the Peerage of Ireland was presented and was referred to the Lord Chancellor to consider and report upon to the House pursuant to Standing Order 79.
3. Shanning International Limited (in liquidation) and others (Respondents) v. Rasheed Bank (Petitioners) and othersThe petition of Rasheed Bank praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 15th June).
4. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) v. Rehman (A.P.) (Petitioner)The petition of Shafiq Ur Rehman praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioners legal aid certificate was lodged.
5. Hurst (Appellant) v. Bryk and others (Respondents)The petition of Robert Alfred Hurst praying that the cause be reconsidered, was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
6. Amoco (U.K.) Exploration Company (a company incorporated in Delaware, USA) and others (Appellants) v. Teesside Gas Transportation Limited (Respondents)
7. Amoco (U.K.) Exploration Company (a company incorporated in Delaware, USA) and others (Appellants) v. Imperial Chemical Industries plc and others (Respondents)
The appeals were set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
8. Hallam and another (Appellants) v. Cheltenham Borough Council and others (Respondents)The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
9. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. FinanceTreasury Minute on the 12th-16th Reports from the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts; (4758)
2. HealthSpecial Report by the Council on Tribunals concerning Mental Health Review Tribunals; (4740)
3. Social SecurityAgreement between the United Kingdom and Japan on Social Security, together with an explanatory memorandum. (4744)
10. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Feedingstuffs (Zootechnical Products) and Medicated Feedingstuffs (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972; (1686)
2. National Health Service (General Medical Services) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2000, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977; (1645)
3. Merchant Shipping (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995; (1683)
4. Rutland Sixth Form College, Oakham (Dissolution) Order 2000, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992; (1684)
11. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. List for 1999-2000 of exceptions to the Air Force Regulations as to pensions, laid under the Dispensing Order of 14th January 1922;
2. List for 1999-2000 of exceptions to the Army Regulations as to pensions, laid under the Dispensing Warrant of 27th October 1884;
3. List for 1999-2000 of exceptions to the Navy Regulations as to pensions, laid under the Dispensing Order of 19th December 1881;
4. (i) Amendment List 9 to the Royal Air Force Manual of Assessment of Medical Fitness
(ii) Amendment List 1 to the Regulations for the Reserve Air Forces
laid under the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917;
5. Report and Statement of Accounts for 1999 of S4C, laid under the Broadcasting Act 1990;
6. Report for 1999-2000 of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, laid under the Criminal Appeal Act 1995.
Select Committee Reports
12. Delegated Powers and DeregulationThe following reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:
22nd Report, on the Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill, with the minutes of evidence; (HL Paper 83)
23rd Report, on the following bills:
Postal Services BillGovernment amendments for Report stage;
Government Resources and Accounts BillGovernment amendments for Report stage. (HL Paper 84)
13. Licensing (Young Persons) BillIt was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 81-EN)
14. Regulation of Investigatory Powers BillAfter debate, the House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed for a statement; the House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed.
15. Vaccine damageThe Lord Ashley of Stoke asked Her Majestys Government whether they will improve the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Hollis of Heigham.
16. Regulation of Investigatory Powers BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 93)
The House was adjourned at twenty-eight minutes before one oclock
in the morning of Thursday 29th June
till later the same day, three oclock in the afternoon.