House of Lords Journal 233 (Session 1999-00)

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Friday 14 April 2000

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Irvine of Lairg, L.
(Lord Chancellor)

Ackner, L.
Addington, L.
Ahmed, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Anelay of St. Johns, B.
Ashley of Stoke, L.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Bach, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Blatch, B.
Blease, L.
Bledisloe, V.
Blood, B.
Boardman, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Brett, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Bruce of Donington, L.
Burlison, L.
Burnham, L.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Carter, L.
Christopher, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cockfield, L.
Cocks of Hartcliffe, L.
Colwyn, L.
Courtown, E.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Dahrendorf, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Donoughue, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Dubs, L.
Elder, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Falconer of Thoroton, L.
Falkland, V.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Fitt, L.
Flather, B.
Freyberg, L.
Gale, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geraint, L.
Gladwin of Clee, L.
Gloucester, Bp.
Goodhart, L.
Goschen, V.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Harris of Greenwich, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harrison, L.
Haskel, L.
Hayhoe, L.
Henley, L.
Holderness, L.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jopling, L.
Judd, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kirkham, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Laming, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lipsey, L.
Liverpool, E.
Longford, E.
McConnell, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

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McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Marlesford, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Mishcon, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monro of Langholm, L.
Morris of Castle Morris, L.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Naseby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Northesk, E.
Orme, L.
Owen, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Prashar, B.
Quirk, L.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Renton, L.
Richard, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
Seccombe, B.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Shore of Stepney, L.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Stewartby, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Swinfen, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Gryfe, L.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tordoff, L.
Trumpington, B.
Uddin, B.
Vivian, L.
Walker of Doncaster, L.
Wallace of Coslany, L.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Warnock, B.
Waverley, V.
Weatherill, L.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wilberforce, L.
Wilcox, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.


1.Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Double Taxation—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Singapore for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and Capital Gains, with Exchange of Notes;
2.Crime—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Colombia concerning Mutual Assistance in Relation to Criminal Matters.
2.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
2. (i)London Government (Continuity of Employment) Order 2000—(1042)
(ii)GLA Roads (Supplementary Provisions) Order 2000—(1064)
 laid under the Greater London Authority Act 1999.
3.Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

Research and Development Work in 1998 on Equipment for Disabled People, laid under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.

Select Committee Report

4.Science and Technology—It was ordered that the evidence taken by Sub-Committee I (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) on 18 January be printed. (HL Paper 48-i)

Public Business

5.Trustee Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Chancellor that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Grand Committee.
6.Deafblind Persons Bill [HL]—The House 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 56)
7.Life Peerages (Appointments Commission) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Kingsland that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
8.Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2000—It was moved by the Lord Bach, on behalf of the Lord Whitty, that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 20th March be approved; the motion was agreed to.

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9.Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord Bach that the draft Order laid before the House on 22nd March be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at five minutes past four o’clock
to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.