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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 7° Novembris 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Wakefield.

Papers

1.  Command Paper—The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Foreign Affairs—Government Response to the 5th Report of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on the Annual Reports of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and British Trade International 2000.      (4894)

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

    1.      Rural Development Grants (Agriculture and Forestry) Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;      (2907)

    2.      Tax Credits Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 4) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;      (2978)

    3.      Tax Credits Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 4) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992.      (2979)

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

    1.      Review for 1997-99 of National Galleries of Scotland, laid under the National Heritage (Scotland) Act 1985;

    2.      Report for 1999-2000 of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, laid under the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984;

    3.      Report and Accounts for 1999-2000 of English Heritage, laid under the National Heritage Act 1983.

Select Committee Reports

4.  Delegated Powers and Deregulation—The 33rd Report from the Select Committee was made on the following bills:

      Race Relations (Amendment) Bill [HL]—Consideration of Commons Amendments;

      Countryside and Rights of Way Bill—Further Government amendment for Report stage;

      Transport Bill—Government amendments for Third Reading;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 117)

5.  Statutory Instruments—The 30th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Draft EUTELSAT (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2000;

      Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Video recording of interviews) Order 2000;

      Draft Broadcasting (Limit on the Holding of Licences to Provide Television Multiplex Services) Order 2000;

      Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Adaptation of Functions etc.) (No. 2) Order 2000;

      Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No. 2) Order 2000;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 116)

Public Business

6.  Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill—It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clause 1

Schedule 1

Clause 2

Schedule 2

Clauses 3 to 15

Schedule 3

Clauses 16 to 31

Schedule 4

Clauses 32 to 47

Schedule 5

Clauses 48 to 61

Schedule 6

Clauses 62 to 69

Schedule 7

Clause 70

Schedule 8

Clauses 71 to 77

Schedule 9

Clauses 78 to 92

Schedule 10

Clause 93

Schedule 11

Clauses 94 to 107

Schedule 12

Clause 108

Schedule 13

Clauses 109 to 115

Schedule 14

Clause 116

Schedule 15

Clauses 117 to 127

Schedule 16

Clauses 128 to 134

Schedule 17

Clause 135

Schedule 18

Clause 136

Schedule 19

Clauses 137 to 147

Schedule 20

Clauses 148 to 155

Schedules 21 and 22

Clauses 156 to 159

Schedule 23;

    the motion was agreed to.

7.  Countryside and Rights of Way Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were agreed to; a further amendment was agreed to (see division list 1); an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 2); amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; further consideration on report was adjourned.

8.  Energy Act 1976 (Reserve Powers) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville that the Order laid before the House on 12th September be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

9.  Countryside and Rights of Way Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 3); further consideration on report was adjourned after amendment 163.

The House was adjourned at twenty-four minutes before two o’clock

in the morning of Wednesday 8th November

till later the same day, half-past two o’clock in the afternoon.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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