HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Mercurii 22° Novembris 2000
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chichester.
1. Jackson and another (Petitioners) v. Royal Bank of Scotland plc (Respondents)The petition of James Jackson and Barrie Stewart Davies (deceased) (suing by his executrix and widow Chui-Mang Davies) trading as Samson Lancastrian praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 28th July).
2. Regina v. Saunders (Petitioner)The petition of Stephen Peter Saunders praying for leave to refer a point of law in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1988 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
3. Regina v. Okwuegbunam (Petitioner)The petition of Kristova Okwuegbunam praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
4. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
FinanceSpending Review 2000: Investing in the Future: A Summary of Departmental Investment Strategies. (4916)
5. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Education (School Teachers Pay and Conditions) (No. 4) Order 2000, laid under the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Act 1991; (3106)
2. Batteries and Accumulators (Containing Dangerous Substances) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. (3097)
6. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Savings Certificates (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the National Debt Act 1972; (3110)
2. Resource Accounts for 1999-2000 of the National Investment and Loans Office, laid under the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921;
3. Report and Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Home-Grown Cereals Authority, laid under the Cereals and Marketing Act 1965.
7. Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act (Northern Ireland) 2000The Act was laid before the House pursuant to section 15 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.
Select Committee Report
8. Delegated Powers and DeregulationThe 35th Report from the Select Committee was made on the following bill:
Countryside and Rights of Way BillThird Reading amendments;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 126)
9. Freedom of Information BillThe bill was read a third time; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.
10. Political Parties, Elections and Referendums BillThe bill was further considered on report; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 and 2); 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 135)
11. Police (Northern Ireland) BillThe bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.
12. Fur Farming (Prohibition) BillThe bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.
The House was adjourned at three minutes past ten oclock
till tomorrow, two oclock for judicial business,
three oclock for public business.