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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Mercurii 11° Octobris 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Hereford.

Papers

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

    1. Finance—Treasury Minute on the 20th-24th Reports from the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts;      (4863)

    2. Transport—Protocol for the Modification of the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) of 9th May 1980, together with an explanatory memorandum;      (4873)

    3. Consular Relations—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and China concerning Consular Accreditation in Macao;      (4862)

    4. Pollution—Decision concerning Amendments to the Agreement for Co-operation in dealing with Pollution of the North Sea by Oil and other Harmful Substances, 1983;      (4868)

    5. Social Security—Exchange of Letters between the United Kingdom and Canada concerning Consolidated Arrangements on Social Security;      (4861)

    6. Debt—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Mauritania amending the United Kingdom/Mauritania Debt Agreement No. 6 (1995).      (4866)

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

    1. Assured and Protected Tenancies (Lettings to Students) (Amendments) (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Housing Act 1988;      (2706)

    2. Fixed Penalty Order 2000, laid under the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988;      (2792)

    3. Social Security (Contracting-out and Qualifying Earnings Factor and Revision of Relevant Pensions) Regulations 2000, laid under the Pension Schemes Act 1993.      (2736)

Public Business

3. Health Service Commissioners (Amendment) Bill—The bill was read a third time and passed.

4. Countryside and Rights of Way Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed.

5. Science and innovation—The Lord Haskel asked Her Majesty’s Government what will be the effect on the economy, on knowledge, on the nation’s health and on the environment of the Government’s science and innovation policy paper “Excellence and Opportunity”; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville.

6. Countryside and Rights of Way Bill—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 after amendment 477.

The House was adjourned at a quarter-before one o’clock

in the morning of Thursday 12th October

till later the same day, two o’clock in the afternoon for judicial business,

three o’clock for public business.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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