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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 19° Julii 2001

The House met at two o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells.

Judicial Business

1.  Regina v. Forbes (Appellant) (2000) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))— It was moved by the Lord Slynn of Hadley, That the Seventh Report from the Appellate Committee be agreed to; the motion was agreed to. It was ordered and adjudged that the Order of the Court of Appeal of 24th March 2000 be affirmed and the appeal dismissed. [2001] UKHL 40

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

2.  Lord Campbell-Savours—Dale Norman Campbell-Savours Esquire, having been created Baron Campbell-Savours, of Allerdale in the County of Cumbria, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 4th July 2001, was introduced between the Lord Carter and the Lord Hogg of Cumbernauld, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

3.  Lord Jones—The Right Honourable Stephen Barry Jones, having been created Baron Jones, of Deeside in the County of Clwyd, for life by Letters Patent dated 6th July 2001, was introduced between the Lord Varley and the Lord Healey, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

4.  Queen’s Speech—The Queen’s answer to the Address of 28th June last was delivered by the Lord Chamberlain (Lord Luce) and read, as follows:

    I have received with great satisfaction the dutiful and loyal expression of your thanks for the speech with which I opened the present Session of Parliament.

5.  Royal Assent—The Lord Chancellor notified the Queen’s Assent to the following Act:

Appropriation (No. 2) Actc.21

Papers

6.  Instrument withdrawn—The following instrument, laid before the House on 11th July, was withdrawn:

    Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2001.

7.  Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.      Law—’Towards Effective Enforcement: A single piece of bailiff law and a regulatory structure for enforcement’: Government consultation document;      (5096)

    2.      Judicial Statistics—Report for 2000 of the Judicial Statistics;      (5223)

    3.      Hong Kong—Report for January-June 2001 on Hong Kong:      (5197)

    4.      Foreign Affairs—

      (i)      Government response to the 4th Report of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on Government Policy towards the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the wider region following the fall of Milosevic;      (5220)

      (ii)      Government response to the 6th Report of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on Gibraltar: Follow up;      (5231)

    5.      Social Security—Government response to the 3rd Report of the House of Commons Procedure Committee on section 82 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999;      (5172)

    6.      Health—Government response to the 4th Report of the House of Commons Health Committee on the provision of information by the Government relating to the safety of breast implants;      (5241)

    7.      Customs and Excise—The collection of excise duties in HM Customs and Excise;      (5239)

    8.      Intelligence Services—Government response to the Interim Report of the House of Commons Intelligence and Security Committee;      (5225)

    9.      National Assets—The National Asset Register;      (5221)

    10.      National Statistics—National Statistics Report for 2000-01.      (—)

8.  Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.      Draft Postal Services Act 2000 (Determination of Turnover for Penalties) (Amendment) Order 2001;

    2.      Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2001;

    3.      Draft Registered Designs Regulations 2001.

9.  Human Rights—The following document was laid before the House under paragraph 3(1) of Schedule 2 to the Human Rights Act 1998 and referred to the Joint Committee on Human Rights:

    Proposal for the Draft Mental Health Act 1983 (Remedial) Order 2001.

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

    1.      (i)      Public Telecommunication System Designation (Energis Local Access Limited) Order 2001—      (2605)

      (ii)      Telecommunication Meters (Approval Fees) (BABT) (Amendment) Order 2001—      (2606)

      (iii)      Public Telecommunication System Designation (Broadnet UK Limited) Order 2001—      (2609)

      (iv)      Public Telecommunication System Designation (Universal Access UK Limited) Order 2001—      (2610)

      (v)      Public Telecommunication System Designation (Verizon Global Solutions UK Limited) Order 2001—      (2611)

      (vi)      Public Telecommunication System Designation (Carrier 1 UK Limited) Order 2001—      (2608)

      (vii)      Public Telecommunication System Designation (Fibreway Limited) Order 2001—      (2603)

      (viii)      Public Telecommunication System Designation (Isle of Wight Cable & Telephone Company Limited) Order 2001—      (2602)

      (ix)      Public Telecommunication System Designation (Williams Communications UK Limited) Order 2001—      (2607)

      (x)      Public Telecommunication System Designation (ntl Group Ltd) Order 2001—      (2604)

    laid under the Telecommunications Act 1984;

    2.      Magistrates’ Courts (International Criminal Court) (Forms) Rules 2001, laid under the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980;      (2600)

    3.      National Savings Stock Register (Amendment) Regulations 2001, laid under the National Debt Act 1972;      (2616)

    4.      Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Mutual Societies) Order 2001, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;      (2617)

    5.      Employment Zones (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2001, laid under the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999;      (2521)

    6.      Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2001, laid under the Police Act 1997;      (2498)

    7.      (i)      Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Marking of Meat, Meat Products, Minced Meat and Meat Preparations) (No. 2) Regulations 2001—      (2601)

      (ii)      Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (No. 9) (Amendment) Regulations 2001—      (2623)

    laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

    8.      Seeds (Fees) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2001, laid under the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964;      (2598)

    9.      Education (Mandatory Awards) (Amendment) Regulations 2001, laid under the Education Act 1962;      (2613)

    10.      Education (Special Educational Needs) (England) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2001, laid under the Education Act 1996;      (2612)

    11.      (i)      Education (Teacher Training Hardship Grants) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2001—      (2621)

      (ii)      Education (teacher Training Bursaries) (England) Regulations 2001—      (2622)

    laid under the Education (No. 2) Act 1986;

    12.      Local Authorities (Election Mayors) (Elections, Terms of Office and Casual Vacancies) (England) Regulations 2001, laid under the Local Government Act 2000.      (2544)

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

    1.      Report for 1999-2000 on Legal Aid in Northern Ireland, laid under the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance Northern Ireland Order 1981;

    2.      Marriage, Divorce and Adoption Statistics for 1999, laid under the Registration Service Act 1953;

    3.      (i)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Wilton Park Executive Agency—

      (ii)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Criminal Records Bureau—

      (iii)      Resource Accounts for 2000-01 of the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets—

      (iv)      Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Exchange Equalisation Account—

      (v)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the NHS Pensions Agency—

      (vi)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Medical Devices Agency—

      (vii)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of HM Prison Service—

      (viii)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Royal Parks Agency—

      (ix)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Maritime and Coast Guard Agency—

      (x)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Planning Inspectorate Executive Agency—

      (xi)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency—

      (xii)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Vehicle Certification Agency—

      (xiii)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Benefits Agency—

      (xiv)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Child Support Agency—

      (xv)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Employment Service—

      (xvi)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Appeals Service—

      (xvii)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Intervention Board—

      (xviii)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the War Pensions Agency—

      (xix)      Report for 2000-01 of the Keeper of Public Records on the Work of the Public Record Office, together with the Report of the Advisory Council on Public Records—

      (xx)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Veterinary Laboratories Agency—

      (xxi)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Central Science Laboratory—

      (xxii)      Report for 2000-01 of Food From Britain—

      (xxiii)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Veterinary Medicines Directorate—

      (xxiv)      Accounts for 2000-01 of the Passport and Records Agency—

      (xxv)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Logistics Information Systems Agency—

      (xxvi)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency—

      (xxvii)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Naval Manning Agency—

      (xxviii)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Employment Tribunals Service—

      (xxix)      Report and Accounts for 2001 of the Centre for Management and Policy Studies—

    laid under the Exchequer and Audit Department Act 1921;

    4.      (i)      Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Crown Agents Holding and Realisation Board, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

      (ii)      Report for 2000 by the Chairman of the Crown Agents Holding and Realisation Board—

    laid under the Crown Agents Act 1979;

    5.      (i)      Afghanistan (United Nations Sanctions) (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 2001—      (2566)

      (ii)      Afghanistan (United Nations Sanctions) (Amendment) Order 2001—      (2557)

      (iii)      Afghanistan (United Nations Sanctions) (Channel Islands) (Amendment) Order 2001—      (2562)

      (iv)      Afghanistan (United Nations Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2001—      (2558)

      (v)      United Nations (International Tribunal) (Former Yugoslavia) (Amendment) Order 2001—      (2563)

    laid under the United Nations Act 1946;

    6.      (i)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of Companies House, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

      (ii)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Vehicle Inspectorate, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

      (iii)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Royal Mint, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

      (iv)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Driving Standards Agency, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

      (v)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the NHS Estates, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

      (vi)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

    laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973;

    7.      Accounts for 2000-01 of the Duchy of Lancaster, laid under the Duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster Act 1838;

    8.      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Pensions Compensation Board, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Pensions Act 1995;

    9.      Report for 2000 of the Animal Procedures Committee, laid under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986;

    10.      Accounts for 2000-01 of the English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, laid under the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1997;

    11.      (i)      Statement of Account for 2000-01 by Sportscotland National Lottery Fund—

      (ii)      Account for 2000-01 of the Arts Council of Wales Lottery Distribution, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

    laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993;

    12.      (i)      Accounts for 2000-01 of the English Tourist Board, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

      (ii)      Accounts for 2000-01 of the British Tourist Authority, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

    laid under the Development of Tourism Act 1969;

    13.      Account for 2000-01 of the Disability Rights Commission, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Disability Rights Commission Act 1999;

    14.      Financial Statements for 2000-01 of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Education Act 1997;

    15.      Account for 2000-01 of the National Portrait Gallery, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Museums and Galleries Act 1992;

    16.      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Heritage Lottery: National Heritage Memorial Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Heritage Act 1980;

    17.      Summarised Accounts for 1999-2000 of the NHS (Scotland), together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978;

    18.      Report for 2000-01 of the Postal Services Commission, laid under the Postal Services Act 2000;

    19.      (i)      Report for April 2000-December 2000 of the Post Office Users’ Council for Wales—

      (ii)      Report for April 2000-December 2000 of the Post Office National Users’ Council—

      (iii)      Report for April 2000-December 2000 of the Post Office Users’ Council for Scotland—

      (iv)      Report for April 2000-December 2000 of the Post Office Users’ Council for Northern Ireland—

    laid under the Post Office Act 1969;

    20.      Licences Granted by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to:

      (i)      Verizon Global Solutions UK Limited—

      (ii)      Williams Communications UK Limited—

      (iii)      Universal Access UK Limited—

      (iv)      Energis Local Access Limited—

      (v)      Carrier 1 UK Limited—

      (vi)      ntl Group Limited—

      (vii)      Isle of Wight Cable and Telephone Company Limited—

      (viii)      Fibreway Limited—

      (ix)      Broadnet UK Limited

    laid under the Telecommunications Act 1984;

    21.      Report for 2000-01 of the War Pensions Agency, laid under the Transfer of Functions (Ministry of Pensions) Order 1953;

    22.      Change 8 to the Regulations for the Naval and Marine Reserves, laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996;

    23.      Insurance Report for 2000, laid under the Insurance Companies Act 1982;

    24.      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Northern Ireland Prison Service, laid under the Prison Act (Northern Ireland) 1953;

    25.      (i)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Waltham Forest Housing Action Trust—

      (ii)      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Stonebridge Housing Trust—

    laid under the Housing Act 1988;

    26.      Report for 2000-01 of the Serious Fraud Office, laid under the Criminal Justice Act 1987;

    27.      Reports and Accounts for 2000-01, together with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General, of:

      (i)      East Midlands Development Agency—

      (ii)      West Midlands Development Agency—

      (iii)      South East England Development Agency—

      (iv)      Yorkshire and Humber Development Agency—

      (v)      East of England Development Agency—

      (vi)      North East Development Agency—

      (vii)      South West of England Development Agency—

      (viii)      Northwest Development Agency—

    laid under the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998;

    28.      Report for 2000-01 of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Agency, laid under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992;

    29.      Report for 2000-01 of the Crown Prosecution Service, laid under the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985;

    30.      Report for 2000-01 of the Equal Opportunities Commission, laid under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975;

    31.      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Coal Authority, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Coal Industry Act 1994;

    32.      Reports for 2000-01 of the:

      (i)      Report for April 2000-December 2000 of the Post Office Users’ Council for Wales—

      (ii)      Report for April 2000-December 2000 of the Post Office National Users’ Council—

      (iii)      Report for April 2000-December 2000 of the Post Office Users’ Council for Scotland

      (iv)      Report for April 2000-December 2000 of the Post Office Users’ Council for Northern Ireland—Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council—

      (v)      Council for the Central Laboratory of Research Councils—

      (vi)      Natural Environment Research Council—

      (vii)      Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council—

    laid under the Science and Technology Act 1965;

    33.      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Utilities Act 2000;

    34.      Annual Return of Aliens Employed in the Civil Service 2001, laid under the Aliens Employment Act 1955;

    35.      (i)      Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2001—

      (ii)      Civil Service Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2001—

      (iii)      Civil Service Compensation Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2001—

    laid under the Superannuation Act 1972;

    36.      Report for 2000-01 of the Building Societies Commission, laid under the Building Societies Act 1986;

    37.      Report for 2000-01 of the Friendly Societies Commission, laid under the Friendly Societies Act 1992.

Select Committee Report

12.  Statutory Instruments—The 4th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instrument:

      Police (Northern Ireland) Order 2001;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 20)

Private Business

13.  Barclays Group Reorganisation Bill [HL]— The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.

14.  National Australia Group Europe Bill [HL]— The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.

Public Business

15.  Business of the House—It was moved by the Lord Privy Seal (Lord Williams of Mostyn) that Standing Order 40 (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with so far as is necessary on Monday next to allow the motion standing in the name of the Earl Russell to be taken before that in the name of the Baroness Hollis of Heigham; and that leave be given to the Lord McIntosh of Haringey to advance his motion relating to the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 from Tuesday 24th July to Monday 23rd July; the motion was agreed to.

16.  Land Registration Bill [HL]— The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 11)

17.  Multi-ethnic Britain—The Baroness Uddin asked Her Majesty’s Government how they will respond to the recommendations of The Parekh Report: The Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Rooker.

The House was adjourned at thirteen minutes before nine o’clock

to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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