HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Martis 2° Novembris 1999
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bradford.
1. Baroness BloodMiss May Blood, MBE, having been created Baroness Blood, of Blackwatertown in the County of Armagh, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 31st July 1999, was introduced between the Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde and the Lord Dubs, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
2. Lord KirkhamSir Graham Kirkham, Knight, having been created Baron Kirkham, of Old Cantley in the County of South Yorkshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 23rd July 1999, was introduced between the Baroness Blatch and the Lord Harris of Peckham, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
3. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) ex parte Gashi (A.P.) (Respondent) (England)The appeal of the Secretary of State for the Home Department was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 14th December next (lodged 1st November).
4. Eastbourne Town Radio Cars Association (Appellants) v. Commissioners of Customs and Excise (Respondents)The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
5. Arthur J S Hall & Co (Appellants) v. Simons (A.P.) (Respondent)
6. Barratt (Respondent) v. Ansell and others (trading as Woolf Seddon (a firm)) (Appellants)
7. Harris (Respondent) v. Scholfield Roberts & Hill (a firm) (Appellants) and others
The appeals were set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
8. Instrument withdrawnThe following instrument, laid before the House on 26th October, was withdrawn:
Draft Dental Auxiliaries (Amendment) Regulations 1999.
9. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
Draft Dental Auxiliaries (Amendment) Regulations 1999.
10. Negative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Motor Cycles Etc. (EC Type Approval) Regulations 1999, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. (2920)
11. 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 1998-99 of the Defence Estates, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921;
of Funds in Court in England and Wales, together with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Administration of Justice Act 1982;
3. Report and Accounts for 1998-99 of the Yorkshire and Humberside Development Agency, laid under the Miscellaneous Finance Provisions Act 1983.
Select Committee Reports
12. Statutory InstrumentsThe 29th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:
Draft Tax Credit (New Category of Child Care Provider) Regulations 1999;
Draft Chartered Institute of Patent Agents Order 1999;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 114)
13. European CommunitiesThe 20th Report from the Select Committee, Promoting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the EU, was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed, together with the Minutes of Evidence. (HL Paper 115)
14. Baxi Partnership Limited Trusts Bill [HL]It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the Commons message of yesterday be now considered; and that the promoters of the bill have leave to suspend any further proceedings thereon in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament, provided that notice of their intention to do so is lodged in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than 12 noon on Tuesday 9th November;
That the bill be deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than noon on the second sitting day in the next session with a declaration annexed, signed by the agent, stating that the bill is the same in every respect as the bill at the last stage of the proceedings thereon in this House in the present session;
That the proceedings on the bill in the next session of Parliament be pro forma in regard to every stage through which the bill has passed in the present session, and that no new fees be charged to such stages;
That the Private Business Standing Orders apply to the bill in the next session only in regard to any stage through which the bill has not passed during the present session;
the motion was agreed to; it was ordered that a message be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.
15. Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill [HL]The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments; it was ordered that the Commons amendments be printed. (HL Bill 98)
16. Acts of ParliamentA message was brought from the Commons, that they do not concur with this House in the Resolution relative to record copies of Acts communicated to them on 19th October.
17. Immigration and Asylum BillThe bill was read a third time; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); further proceedings after third reading were adjourned.
18. Fathers in the familyThe Lord Northbourne asked Her Majestys Government what they consider to be the role of fathers in the family and in the rearing of children, whether they believe that role to be important, and what they are doing to support men in their role as fathers; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Bassam of Brighton.
The House was adjourned during pleasure.
The House was resumed.
19. Immigration and Asylum BillThe bill was further considered after third reading; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.
The House was adjourned at twenty minutes before midnight
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.