HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Jovis 14° Octobris 1999
The House met at three oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chichester.
1. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1997 Marriage, Divorce and Adoption Statistics for England and Wales, laid under the Registration Service Act 1953.
2. Acts of ParliamentIt was moved by the Baroness Jay of Paddington to resolve that, notwithstanding the Resolution of this House of 8th February 1849, the record copy of each Act of Parliament, authenticated by the Clerk of the Parliaments and deposited in the House of Lords Record Office, shall be printed on archive paper instead of vellum; that the supply of a duplicate copy to the Public Record Office shall be discontinued; and that these changes shall take effect in respect of all Acts which receive Royal Assent after 1st January 2000; after debate, the motion was agreed to, and it was ordered that a Message be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.
3. Greater London Authority BillThe bill was further considered on report; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 and 3); an amendment was agreed to (see division list 2); further consideration on report was adjourned.
4. Food Standards BillThe bill was reported from a Grand Committee with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 94)
5. Seaside resortsThe Lord Luke asked Her Majestys Government what progress they have made in promoting the regeneration of seaside resorts; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey.
6. Greater London Authority BillThe bill was further considered on report; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; further consideration on report was adjourned after amendment 316.
The House was adjourned at twenty-eight minutes before midnight
till tomorrow, eleven oclock.
Food Standards BillThe bill was further considered in a Grand Committee; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; it was ordered that the bill be reported with amendments.