HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Mercurii 18° Octobris 2000
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol.
1. Appeal CommitteeThe following Orders were made pursuant to the 64th Report:
Herbert and others (Respondents) v. British Railways Board and others (Petitioners)That the petition be referred for hearing.
Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police (Petitioner) v. Khan (Respondent)That the petition be referred for hearing.
2. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. PatentsAmendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Adopted by the Assembly of the International Patent Cooperation Union (PCT Union) at its twenty-fourth session (11th ordinary) on 1 October 1997; (4871)
2. EnvironmentGovernment Response to the 6th Report of the House of Commons Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee on the Environment Agency; (4832)
3. FinanceTreasury Minutes on
(i) Writing Down British Shipbuilders Public Dividend Capital; ()
(ii) The 25th-26th and 28th Reports from the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts. (4886)
3. Negative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Education (School Performance Information) (England) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2000, laid under the Education Act 1996. (2832)
4. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Reserve Forces and Cadets Associations (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996; ()
2. Pre-charge Custody and Summary Dealing (Royal Air Forces) Regulations 2000, laid under the Air Force Act 1955. ()
5. Police (Northern Ireland) BillIt was moved by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton, on behalf of the Lord Falconer of Thoroton, that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to whom the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:
Clauses 1 and 2
Schedules 1 and 2
Clauses 3 to 14
Clauses 15 to 64
Clauses 65 to 70
Clauses 71 to 74
Schedules 6 to 8
Clauses 75 to 77;
the motion was agreed to.
6. Political Parties, Elections and Referendums BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed.
7. Single European CurrencyThe Lord Harrison asked Her Majestys Government what are the practical advantages of the United Kingdom joining the Single European Currency; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey.
8. Political Parties, Elections and Referendums BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the question that a clause stand part of the bill was negatived; an amendment was negatived; the House was resumed after clause 102 stood part.
The House was adjourned at two minutes before midnight
till tomorrow, three oclock.
In the division on 17th October, the votes of the Tellers were recorded incorrectly. L. Carter and L. McIntosh of Haringey voted Content; L. Henley and L. Lucas voted Not-Content.