HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Veneris 27° Octobris 2000
The House met at eleven oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Lincoln.
1. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Foreign AffairsResponse by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to the 6th Report of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on Developments at the Intergovernmental Conference 2000; (4893)
2. Science and TechnologyAgreement between the United Kingdom and Brazil on Cooperation in Science and Technology; (4885)
3. Armed ForcesAgreement between the United Kingdom and France concerning Mutual Logistical Support; (4882)
4. TransportGovernment Response to the 14th Report of the House of Commons Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee on the Funding of London Underground; (4877)
5. HealthGovernment Response to the 4th Report of the House of Commons Health Committee on Mental Health Services; (4888)
6. FinanceReview of Financial Regulation in the Caribbean Overseas Territories and Bermuda
(iii) British Virgin Islands; (4855-III)
(iv) Cayman Islands; (4855-IV)
(vi) Turks and Caicos Islands. (4855-VI)
2. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Statutory Maternity Pay (General) (Modification and Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992; (2883)
2. Welfare Reform and Pensions (Persons Abroad: Benefits for Widows and Widowers) (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2000, laid under the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999. (2876)
3. Warm Homes and Energy Conservation BillThe order of commitment was discharged.
4. e-Commerce (EUC Report)It was moved by the Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on e-Commerce: Policy Development and Co-ordination in the EU (14th Report, HL Paper 95); after debate, the motion was agreed to.
5. Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Amendment of Section 10) Order 2000It was moved by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton, on behalf of the Lord Falconer of Thoroton, that the Order laid before the House on 26th July be approved; the motion was agreed to.
6. Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Notification of Authorisations etc.) Order 2000It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that the Order laid before the House on 22nd September be approved; the motion was agreed to.
7. Investigatory Powers Tribunal Rules 2000It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that the Rules laid before the House on 29th September be approved; the motion was agreed to.
8. Greater London Authority (Protected Information) Order 2000It was moved by the Baroness Hamwee that an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Order, laid before the House on 8th August, be annulled (S.I. 2000/2060); after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
The House was adjourned at twenty-two minutes past two oclock
to Monday next, half-past two oclock.