House of Lords Journal 233 (Session 1999-00)

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Friday 12 May 2000

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Irvine of Lairg, L.
(Lord Chancellor)

Ackner, L.
Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Ahmed, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Biffen, L.
Boardman, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bramall, 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.
Burns, L.
Buscombe, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Carlile of Berriew, L.
Carter, L.
Chalfont, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Cledwyn of Penrhos, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cockfield, L.
Cocks of Hartcliffe, L.
Colville of Culross, V.
Colwyn, L.
Cooke of Thorndon, L.
Courtown, E.
Cox, B.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crickhowell, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Dholakia, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Dubs, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Falkland, V.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Ferrers, E.
Fitt, L.
Flather, B.
Fookes, B.
Forsyth of Drumlean, L.
Gale, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geraint, L.

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Gilbert, L.
Glentoran, L.
Goschen, V.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Greengross, B.
Greenway, L.
Hanningfield, L.
Harris of Greenwich, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harrison, L.
Haskel, L.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howe, E.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Inge, L.
Jacobs, L.
Jellicoe, E.
Jopling, L.
Judd, L.
Kingsland, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Lipsey, L.
London, Bp.
Longford, E.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
Mackay of Ardbrecknish, L.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McNally, L.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Mishcon, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monro of Langholm, L.
Monson, L.
Morris of Castle Morris, L.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Moynihan, L.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
Northover, B.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Peyton of Yeovil, L.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Prashar, B.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rennard, L.
Renton, L.
Richard, L.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
Sawyer, L.
Seccombe, B.
Shore of Stepney, L.
Shrewsbury, E.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Slim, V.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
Stern, B.
Stewartby, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Swinfen, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Uddin, B.
Vivian, L.
Waddington, L.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Richmond, L.
Weatherill, L.
Wigoder, L.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of London.

Judicial Business

1.Director General of Fair Trading (Respondent) v. First National Bank plc (Petitioners)—The petition of First National Bank plc praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 2nd March).
2.Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 41st Report:

Hirst (Petitioner) v. Etherington (Respondent) and another—That the petition be referred for hearing.

3.Appeal Committee—The 45th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

In re L (A.P.) (Petitioner) (2000)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988; and that the first respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(c) and if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.


4.Command Paper—The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

Contingent Liability—Minute by the Department of Transport, Environment and the Regions concerning notification by the Franchising Director (and Chief Executive of the Strategic Rail Authority) of a contingent liability arising from a guarantee he has given to Connex Rail.


5.Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Draft Local Authority (Stocks and Bonds) (Amendment) Regulations 2000;

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2.Draft Uncertificated Securities (Amendment) Regulations 2000.
6.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Employment Tribunals Act (Application of Conciliation Provisions) Order 2000, laid under the Employment Tribunals Act 1996;
2. (i)Recognition and Derecognition Ballots (Qualified Persons) Order 2000—(1306)
(ii)Trade Union Recognition (Method of Collective Bargaining) Order 2000—(1300)
 laid under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992;
3.GLA Roads Designation (Amendment) Order 2000, laid under the Highways Act 1980;


4. (i)Employment Zones (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2000—(1305)
(ii)Employment Zones (Amendment) Regulations 2000—(1279)
 laid under the Welfare Reform Pensions Act 1999;
5.Pet Travel Scheme (Pilot Arrangements) (England) (Amendment) Order 2000, laid under the Animal Health Act 1981.

Public Business

7.Defence—It was moved by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean that this House takes note of the Defence White Paper, published in December 1999 (Cm 4446); after debate, the motion was agreed to.
8.Transport Bill—A bill to make provision about transport was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 64)
9.Transport Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 64–EN)
10.European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) Bill [HL]—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; 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 65)

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