HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Martis 14° Novembris 2000
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Birmingham.
1. Kuwait Oil Tanker Company SAK and others (Respondents) v. Al Bader and another (Petitioners) and othersThe petition of Abdul Fattah Sulaiman Khaled Al Bader and Timothy John Stafford praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
2. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Commission Areas (Avon and Somerset) Order 2000, laid under the Justices of the Peace Act 1997; (3054)
2. (i) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Stage III) Designation Order 2000; (3051)
(ii) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Stage IV) Designation Order 2000; (3052)
(iii) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Stage II) Designation Order 2000; (3050)
(iv) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Stage I) Designation Order 2000; (3049)
laid under the Agriculture Act 1986;
3. (i) Vocational Training Grants (Agriculture and Forestry) Regulations 2000; (3045)
(ii) Agricultural Processing and Marketing Grants Regulations 2000; (3046)
(iii) Rural Enterprise Regulations 2000; (3043)
(iv) Energy Crops Regulations 2000; (3042)
(v) England Rural Development Programme (Enforcement) Regulations 2000; (3044)
laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
4. Countryside Stewardship Regulations 2000, laid under the Environment Act 1995. (3048)
3. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Account for 1999-2000 of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Parliamentary and Other Pensions Act 1972;
2. Amendment List 11 to Air Publication 3376 Volume 1 (3rd Edition): Trade Structure of the Royal Air Force, laid under the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917;
3. Account for 1999-2000 of Additional Payments to the Radio Authority by Radio Programme Licensees, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Broadcasting Act 1990;
for 1999-2000 of Scottish Natural Heritage, laid under the Natural Heritage (Scotland) Act 1991;
5. Report and Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Farming and Rural Conservation Agency, laid under the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921.
Select Committee Report
4. Statutory InstrumentsThe 31st Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:
Draft Social Security (Incapacity Benefit) Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2000;
Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 5) Order 2000;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 119)
5. Licensing (Young Persons) BillThe bill was read a third time and passed.
6. Freedom of Information BillThe report was received; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 to 3); further consideration on report was adjourned.
The House was adjourned during pleasure.
The House was resumed.
7. Freedom of Information 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 4); it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 129)
The House was adjourned at eight minutes past midnight
in the morning of Wednesday 15th November
till later the same day, half-past two oclock in the afternoon.