MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Tuesday 30th April 2002
|Acton, L||Mr Russell Brown
|Brightman, L||Mr John Burnett
|Colville of Culross, L||Mr David Cairns
|Dundee, E||Mr Martin Caton
|Fookes, B||Sir Patrick Cormack
|Hobhouse of Woodborough, L||Mr John MacDougall
|Janner of Braunstone, L||
It is moved by Sir Patrick Cormack, That the Lord
Hobhouse of Woodborough take the Chair for the present Session
of Parliament; the same is agreed to.
The Lord Hobhouse of Woodborough in the Chair.
The European Parliamentary Elections Bill [H.L.] is considered.
IN THE TITLE
The Title of the Bill is read and postponed.
IN THE CLAUSES
Clauses 1-18 are read and agreed to.
IN THE SCHEDULES
Schedules 1-4 are read and agreed to.
IN THE TITLE
The Title is again read and agreed to.
The Chairman lays the following draft Report before the Committee
The Committee has considered the European Parliamentary Elections
Bill [HL]. The Committee has heard evidence on the changes made
to the Bill since it considered an earlier version in session
1999-2000. The Committee is of the opinion that the Bill is pure
consolidation and represents the existing law. There are no points
to which the special attention of Parliament should be drawn.
The same is agreed to.
It is ordered, That the draft report be the First
Report of the Joint Committee.
It is ordered, That the Lord in the Chair do make
the Report to the House of Lords and that Sir Patrick Cormack
do make the Report to the House of Commons and do report the Minutes
of Evidence taken before the Committee.
It is ordered, That the Committee be adjourned sine