HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Lunae 30° Octobris 2000
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford.
1. Regina v. Allen (Appellant) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))The appeal of Brian Roger Allen was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto.
2. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
HealthGovernment Response to the 2nd Report of the House of Commons Health Committee on the Tobacco Industry and the Health Risks of Smoking. (4905)
3. Affirmative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Draft EUTELSAT (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2000;
2. Draft Social Security (New Deal Pilot) Regulations 2000;
3. Farm Waste Grant (Nitrate Vulnerable Zones) (England) (No. 2) Scheme 2000. (2911)
4. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Child Benefit (General) Amendment Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992; (2891)
2. Recreation Grounds (Revocation of Parish Council Byelaws) Order 2000, laid under the Local Government Act 1972; (2884)
3. Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. (2900)
5. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Report and Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Parole Board, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Criminal Justice Act 1991;
2. Report and Accounts for 1999-2000 of National Savings, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921;
3. Report and Accounts for 1999-2000 of the British Railways Board, laid under the Railways Act 1974;
4. Review for 2000 of the Arts Council for England, together with the Report and Accounts for 1999-2000 of the National Lottery, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.
Select Committee Report
6. Delegated Powers and DeregulationThe 31st Report from the Select Committee was made on the following bill:
Countryside and Rights of Way BillFurther Government Response to the Committees 24th Report;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 111)
7. Transport BillThe bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 1); amendments were agreed to; further consideration on report was adjourned.
8. Queens SpeechThe Lord Waddington asked Her Majestys Government whether they will ensure that in future the Queens Speech at the Opening of Parliament is of reasonable length, and, while containing details of the Governments legislative programme, omits an account of past events; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Carter.
The House was adjourned during pleasure.
The House was resumed.
9. Transport BillThe bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 2); further consideration on report was adjourned after amendment 294.
The House was adjourned at twenty-eight minutes past ten oclock
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.
In division No. 3 on Thursday 26th October, L. Renton should have been recorded as voting Content.