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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Mercurii 19° Julii 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Derby.

1. Her Majesty The Queen Mother—The Queen Mother’s reply to the Message of Thursday 13th July was reported by the Lord Chancellor as follows:

      My Lords and Members of the House of Commons:

      I was deeply touched by your messages of congratulations and by the sentiments you expressed on the occasion of my 100th birthday.

      I feel fortunate that during the last Century I have been given the opportunity to serve our Country in times of war and peace, and I have always been helped and uplifted by the love of my family, by the fortitude and courage of our people, and by my faith in Almighty God.

      I pray that future generations will live in peace and prosperity, and I send to you all my heartfelt thanks for your kind messages on my birthday.

Judicial Business

2. Twinsectra Limited (Respondents) v. Yardley and others (Appellants) (First Appeal)—

3. Twinsectra Limited (Respondents) v. Yardley and others (Appellants) (Second Appeal)—

    (Conjoined Appeals)—

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

4. Commissioners of Customs and Excise (Respondents) v. Sinclair Collis Limited (Appellants)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

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. Treaties—First Supplementary List of Ratifications, Accessions, Withdrawals, etc. for 2000;      (4796)

    2. Contingent Liabilities—Minute concerning the indemnity for the inquiry into the disposal of organs at the Kings Mill Centre for Health Care Services NHS Trust;      (—)

    3. Finance—Treasury Minute on the 17th and 19th reports of the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts.      (4798)

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

    1. (i)      Medicines (Pharmacy and General Sale—Exemption) Amendment Order—      (1919)

      (ii) Medicines (Sale or Supply) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2000—      (1918)

      (iii) Prescriptions Only Medicines (Human Use) Amendment Order 2000—      (1917)

    laid under the Medicines Act 1968;

    2. Merchant Shipping (EPIRB Registration) Regulations 2000, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995;      (1850)

    3. Social Security Amendment (Students and Income-related Benefits) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.      (1922)

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

    1. Report and Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Heritage Act 1983;

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

    3. Account for 1999-2000 of Lottery Distribution of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Lottery Etc. Act 1993;

    4. Account prepared pursuant to the Severn Bridges Act 1992, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under that Act;

    5. Account of Additional Payments and Financial Penalties payable to the Independent Television Commission by Licensees, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Broadcasting Act 1990;

    6. Report for 1999-2000 of the English Tourism Council, laid under the Development of Tourism Act 1969;

    7. Report for 1999-2000 of English Nature, laid under the Environmental Protection Act 1990;

    8. Report for 1999-2000 of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), laid under the Science and Technology Act 1965;

    9. Report and Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Pesticides Safety Directorate, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921;

    10. Report for 1999-2000 of the Gaming Board for Great Britain, laid under the Gaming Act 1968.

Select Committee Reports

8. Delegated Powers and Deregulation—The 26th Report from the Select Committee was made on the following bills:

      Football (Disorder) Bill;

      Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill;

      Countryside and Rights of Way Bill—Government amendments for Committee stage;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 96)

9. House of Lords’ Offices—The 6th Report from the Select Committee was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 97)

Public Business

10. Procedure of the House—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the 3rd Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 85) be agreed to; the motion was agreed to.

11. Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the bill be now read a second time; the motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived; then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed.

12. Cheques (Scotland) Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.

13. Street Works Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time; a privilege amendment was agreed to; then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

14. Television Licences (Disclosure of Information) Bill—The bill was read a third time and passed.

15. Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill—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 1); an amendment was negatived; then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

16. Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill—The Queen’s consent was signified; the bill was read a third time; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 2); amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

17. Social Security Amendment (Students) Regulations 2000—It was moved by the Baroness Amos that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21st June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

18. Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill—It was moved by the Baroness Hayman 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.

The House was adjourned at eight minutes before midnight

till tomorrow, ten o’clock for judicial business,

three o’clock for public business.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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