HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Martis 7° Novembris 2000
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Wakefield.
1. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
Foreign AffairsGovernment 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 InstrumentsThe 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 proceedingsThe 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 DeregulationThe 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 BillFurther Government amendment for Report stage;
Transport BillGovernment amendments for Third Reading;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 117)
5. Statutory InstrumentsThe 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)
6. Political Parties, Elections and Referendums BillIt was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:
Clauses 3 to 15
Clauses 16 to 31
Clauses 32 to 47
Clauses 48 to 61
Clauses 62 to 69
Clauses 71 to 77
Clauses 78 to 92
Clauses 94 to 107
Clauses 109 to 115
Clauses 117 to 127
Clauses 128 to 134
Clauses 137 to 147
Clauses 148 to 155
Schedules 21 and 22
Clauses 156 to 159
the motion was agreed to.
7. Countryside and Rights of Way BillThe 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 2000It 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 BillThe 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 oclock
in the morning of Wednesday 8th November
till later the same day, half-past two oclock in the afternoon.