House of Lords Journal 234 (Session 2000-01)


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Friday 30 March 2001

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Irvine of Lairg, L.
(Lord Chancellor)

Aberdare, L.
Ackner, L.
Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Alli, L.
Ampthill, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Bach, L.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Baldwin of Bewdley, E.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Blatch, B.
Boothroyd, B.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Bragg, L.
Brett, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Bruce of Donington, L.
Buscombe, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Carter, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cockfield, L.
Colwyn, L.
Cooke of Islandreagh, L.
Cooke of Thorndon, L.
Courtown, E.
Craig of Radley, L.
Crathorne, L.
Crawley, B.
Crickhowell, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Dholakia, L.
Donoughue, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Elder, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Falconer of Thoroton, L.
Falkland, V.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Ferrers, E.
Fitt, L.
Freyberg, L.
Gale, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geraint, L.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Gladwin of Clee, L.
Glentoran, L.
Goschen, V.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Greaves, L.
Greengross, B.
Grenfell, L.
Guildford, Bp.
Hamwee, B.
Hanham, B.
Harrison, L.

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Haskel, L.
Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Kingsland, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Lipsey, L.
Liverpool, E.
Longford, E.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
Macfarlane of Bearsden, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McNally, L.
Mancroft, L.
Mar, C.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Marsh, L.
Methuen, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Milner of Leeds, L.
Mishcon, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monro of Langholm, L.
Moore of Wolvercote, L.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Naseby, L.
Newby, L.
Noakes, B.
Northesk, E.
Northfield, L.
Northover, B.
O’Cathain, B.
Palmer, L.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Peston, L.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Renton, L.
Richard, L.
Rix, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St. John of Fawsley, L.
Sawyer, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Shore of Stepney, L.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Slim, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strange, B.
Strathclyde, L.
Swinfen, L.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tordoff, L.
Trumpington, B.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Walker of Doncaster, L.
Walmsley, B.
Weatherill, L.
Whitaker, B.
Wigoder, L.
Wilberforce, L.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Winston, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.
Young, B.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Guildford.

Judicial Business

1.Regina v. A Special Commissioner and another (Respondents) ex parte Morgan Grenfell & Co. Limited (Petitioners)—The petition of Morgan Grenfell & Co Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
2.British Waterways Board (Respondents) v. Severn Trent Water Limited (Petitioners)—The petition of Severn Trent Water Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

Papers

3.Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Wales—Departmental Report 2001 for the Wales Office;
 (5121)
2.Law—
(i)Lord Chancellor’s Department Departmental Report and the Government’s Expenditure Plans for 2001–02 to 2003–04 and Main Estimates 2001–02;(5107)
(ii)Resource Accounts 1999–2000 for the Lord Chancellor’s Department;(5056)
(iii)Law Officer’s Department Departmental Report and the Government’s Expenditure Plans for 2001–02 to 2003–04 and Main Estimates 2001–02;(5108)
3.Home Office—
(i)Report 2001 for the Home Office and the Charity Commission and the Government’s Expenditure Plans for 2001–02 to 2003–04 and Main Estimates 2001–02;(5106)
(ii)Resource Accounts 1999–2000 for the Home Office;(5055)
4.Education—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and the Board of Governors of the European School further amending the Agreement concerning the European School at Culham signed at Brussels on 18th October 1988;
 (5094)
5.Air Services—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Azerbaijan amending the Air Services Agreement done at London on 23 February 1994;
 (5095)

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6.Salmon—Exchange of Notes the Headquarters Agreement between United Kingdom and the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation;
 (5093)
7.Crime—
(i)Report 1999–2000 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel—(5081)
(ii)Report 1999–2000 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board;(5051)
8.Scotland—Scotland Office Departmental Report with the Government’s Expenditure Plans for 2001–02 to 2003–04 and Main Estimates 2001–02;
 (5120)
9.Trade and Industry—
(i)British Trade International: the Government’s Expenditure Plans for 2001–02 to 2003–04 and Main Estimates 2001–02;(5123)
(ii)Department of Trade and industry, Export Credits Guarantee Department, Office of Fair Trading, Office of Telecommunications, Office of Gas and Electricity Markets, Postal Services Commission: the Government’s Expenditure Plans for 2001–02 to 2003–04 and Main Estimates 2001–02;(5112)
10.Environment, Transport and the Regions—
(i)Resource Accounts 1999–2000 for the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions;(5054)
(ii)Departmental Report 2001 for the Department of the Environment Transport and the Regions;(5105)
11.Northern Ireland—Resource Accounts 1999–2000 for the Northern Ireland Office;
 (5058)
12.Customs and Excise—Report 1999–2000 for HM Customs and Excise;
 (5064)
13.Pensions—Resource Accounts 1999–2000 for the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme;
 (5061)
14.Agriculture—
(i)Departmental Report 2001 of the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food, the Intervention Broad and the Forestry Commission;(5113)
(ii)Resource Accounts 1999–2000 for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food;(5057)
15.Culture—Departmental Report 2001 of the Department of Culture Media and Sport;
 (5114)
16.Treasury—
(i)Resource Accounts 1999–2000 for the Treasury;(5062)
(ii)Resource Accounts 1999–2000 for the Treasury Solicitor;(5060)
17.Food—Departmental Report of the Food Standards Agency with the Government’s Expenditure Plans for 2001–02 to 2003–04 and Main Estimates 2001–02;
 (5104)
18.Cabinet Office—Resource Accounts 1999–2000 for the Cabinet Office;
 (5053)
19.Social Security—Departmental Report for the Department of Social Security with the Government’s Expenditure Plans for 2001–02 to 2003–04 and Main Estimates 2001–02.
 (5115)
4.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Non-Domestic Rating (Alteration of Lists and Appeals) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2001, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988;
 (1271)
2.Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Dissolution of the Insurance Brokers Registration Council) (Consequential Provisions) Order 2001, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;
 (1283)
3.Education (Restriction of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2001, laid under the Education Reform Act 1988;
 (1269)
4. (i)General Teaching Council for England (Additional Functions) (Amendment) Order 2001—(1270)
(ii)General Teaching Council for England (Registration of Teachers) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2001—(1267)
(iii)General Teaching Council for England (Disciplinary Functions) Regulations 2001—(1268)
 laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;
5.Education (School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions) (No. 3) Order 2001, laid under the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Act 1991;
 (1284)
6.Education (Teacher Training Hardship Grants) (England) Regulations 2001, laid under the Education (No. 2) Act 1986;
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7.Teachers (Compulsory Registration) (England) Regulations 2001, laid under the Education Reform Act 1988;
 (1266)
8.Legal Aid in Family Proceedings (Remuneration) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2001, laid under the Legal Aid Act 1988.
 (1255)
5.Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Treasury Minute dated 30th March 2001 directing the application of certain amounts as appropriations in aid of the estimates for the year ending 31 March 2001, laid under the Government Resource and Accounts Act 2000;
2.Notification of the Appointment of Simon Olswang to the Board of the British Library, laid under the British Libraries Act 1972;
3.Report on Development of Services for People with Learning Disabilities or Mental Illness in England, laid under the Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representations Act 1986;
4.Account 1999–2000 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1995;
5.Report and Accounts 1999–2000 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1995;
6.Accounts 2000 for the Government Annuities and Insurances, laid under the Government Annuities Act 1929.

Public Business

6.Business of the House—It was moved by the Lord Carter, on behalf of the Baroness Jay of Paddington ( Lord Privy Seal) , that Standing Order 40 (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Monday next to enable the motion standing in the name of the Earl Russell to be taken immediately after the Social Security (Breach of Community Order) Regulations 2001; the motion was agreed to.
7.Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Designation of Public Authorities) Order 2001—It was moved by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton that the draft Order laid before the House on 1st March be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
8.General Commissioners of Income Tax (Costs) Regulations 2001—It was moved by the Lord Bach that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 12th March be approved; the motion was agreed to.
9.Justices and Justices’ Clerks (Costs) Regulations 2001—It was moved by the Lord Bach that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 12th March be approved; the motion was agreed to.
10.Churchwardens Measure—It was moved by the Lord Bishop of Guildford that this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Churchwardens Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
11.Street Works (Charges for Unreasonably Prolonged Occupation of the Highway) (England) Regulations 2001—It was moved by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 26th February be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
12.New Opportunities Fund (Specification of Initiatives) Order 2001—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the draft Order laid before the House on 1st March be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
13.Limited Liability Partnerships (Fees) (No. 2) Regulations 2001—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the Regulations laid before the House on 14th March be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
14.Weights and Measures (Intoxicating Liquor) (Amendment) Order 2001—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the draft Order laid before the House on 28th February be approved; the motion was agreed to.
15.Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (England) Regulations 2001—It was moved by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13th March be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
16.Local Authorities (Alternative Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2001—It was moved by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15th March be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

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17.Greater London Road Traffic (Various Provisions) Order 2001—It was moved by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton that the draft Order laid before the House on 28th March be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
18.Scotland Act 1998 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2001—It was moved by the Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale that the draft Order laid before the House on 1st March be approved; the motion was agreed to.
19.Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2001—It was moved by the Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale that the draft Order laid before the House on 1st March be approved; the motion was agreed to.
20.Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) (Amendment) Order 2001—It was moved by the Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale that the draft Order laid before the House on 27th March be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
21.Non-Domestic Rating (Public Houses and Petrol Filling Stations) (England) Order 2001—It was moved by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton that the draft Order laid before the House on 26th March be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
22.Relevant Authorities (General Principles) Order 2001—It was moved by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton that the draft Order laid before the House on 26th March be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
23.Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001—It was moved by the Earl Attlee that an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 28th February, be annulled (S.I. 2001/561); after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

The House was adjourned at eighteen minutes before three o’clock
to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.