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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 11° Julii 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

1. Lord Cobbold—David Antony Fromanteel Lord Cobbold, having received a Writ of Summons in accordance with Standing Order 9(7) (Hereditary Peers) following the death of the Baroness Wharton, took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

Judicial Business

2. McGrath (Respondent) v. Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and another (Appellants) (Northern Ireland)—The appeal of the Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the Chief Constable of the Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 22nd August next.

3. Appeal Committee—The 59th Report from the Appeal Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 89)

4. Appeal Committee—The 59th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following order was made:

    Regina v. Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (Respondent) ex parte Eastaway (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 25th July next.

Papers

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

    1. Nuclear Energy—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States of America concerning the application of non-proliferation assurances to low enriched uranium for retransfer to Taiwan;      (4769)

    2. Headquarters Agreements—Exchanges of Notes amending the Headquarters Agreements between the United Kingdom and the—

      (i) International Coffee Organization;      (4768)

      (ii) Commonwealth Foundation;      (4767)

    3. Visas—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Turkmenistan terminating the Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and the USSR concerning the Mutual Abolition of Consular Fees on Visas.      (4766)

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

    1. College of Care and Early Education (Dissolution) Order 2000, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992;      (1806)

    2. Education (Student Loans) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000, laid under the Education (Student Loans) Act 1990;      (1804)

    3. Young Offender Institution (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2000, laid under the Prisons Act 1952;      (1795)

    4. Prison (Amendment) Rules 2000, laid under the Prison Act 1952;      (1794)

    5. Tax Credits Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 3) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;      (1807)

    6. Consumer Credit (Advertisements and Content of Quotations) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Consumer Credit Act 1974;      (1797)

    7. Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) Order 2000, laid under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975;      (1809)

    8. Crown Court (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2000, laid under the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978.      (—)

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

    1. Accounts for 1997-98 of Funds in the Supreme Court of Judicature and of the County Courts in Northern Ireland, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978;

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

    3. Report and Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Patent Office, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973;

    4. Report for 1999 of the Parole Board of Scotland, laid under the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989;

    5. Report and Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Defence Bills Agency, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921;

    6. Report and Accounts for 1999-2000 of British Waterways, laid under the Transport Act 1962;

    7. Report and Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, laid under the Science and Technology Act 1965.

Select Committee Report

8. Statutory Instruments—The 25th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Draft Consumer Protection Act 1987 (Product Liability) (Modification) Order 2000;

      Draft Patents Regulations 2000;

      Draft Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 Statutory Sum Order 2000;

      Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2000;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 88)

Public Business

9. Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill—A bill to supply a sum out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the year ending on 31st March 2001; to appropriate the supplies granted in this Session of Parliament; and to repeal certain Consolidated Fund and Appropriation Acts was brought from the Commons endorsed with the certificate of the Speaker that the bill is a money bill, and read a first time.

10. Terrorism Bill—The bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.

11. Limited Liability Partnerships Bill [HL]—The Commons amendments were considered and agreed to and the privilege amendment was agreed to.

12. Utilities Bill—The bill was read a third time; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was agreed to (see division list 1); amendments were agreed to; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 2); then the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

13. Postal Services Bill—The Queen’s consent was signified; the bill was read a third time; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 3); then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

14. Insolvency Bill [HL]—The report was received; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

The House was adjourned at seven minutes past eight o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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