HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Martis 18° Januarii 2000
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chichester.
1. Appeal CommitteeThe 14th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made
Lubbe (suing as administrator of the estate of Rachel Jacoba Lubbe) and others (Petitioners) v. Cape plc (Respondents) and 10 other actionsThat the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 1st February next.
Regina v. Secretary of State for Health and others (Respondents) ex parte Imperial Tobacco Limited and others (Petitioners)That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 1st February next.
2. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
Works of ArtMinute of 12th January concerning the indemnification of certain works of art lent to the British Council for exhibitions overseas. ()
3. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
Draft Films (Modification of the Definition of British Film) Order 2000.
4. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Local Authorities (Goods and Services) (Public Bodies) Order 2000, laid under the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970; (63)
2. Statute made by Jesus College, Oxford on 15th July 1999, laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923; ()
3. (i) Health Act 1999 (Supplementary, Consequential etc. Provisions) Order 2000
(ii) Primary Care Trusts (Membership, Procedure and Administration Arrangements) Regulations 2000 (89)
laid under the National Health Service Act 1977.
5. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
First Government Report on Tackling Congestion and Pollution, laid under the Road Traffic Reduction (National Targets) Act 1998.
Select Committee Reports
6. Statutory InstrumentsThe 6th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:
Draft Contracting Out (Functions in Relation to Petroleum Royalty Payments) Order 2000;
Draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 2000;
Draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Board) Order 2000;
Draft Local Government Best Value (Exemption) (England) Order 2000;
Draft Immigration (Regularisation Period for Overstayers) Regulations 2000;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 20)
7. European UnionThe following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:
Correspondence with Ministers; (2nd Report-HL Paper 21)
Evidence by the Minister for Europe, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on the Helsinki European Council, together with the Minutes of Evidence. (3rd Report-HL Paper 22)
8. United Reformed Church Bill [HL]The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to.
9. Armed Forces Discipline Bill [HL]The report was received; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 17)
10. Care Standards 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.
11. Kent County Council Bill [HL]It was moved by the Lord Thomson of Monifieth that the bill be now read a third time; then it was moved by the Viscount Astor, as an amendment thereto, to leave out now and at end insert this day six months; after debate, the amendment was disagreed to (see division list); then the bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.
12. Medway Council Bill [HL]The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.
13. Care Standards 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 18)
The House was adjourned at twenty-five minutes before midnight
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.