House of Lords Journal 233 (Session 1999-00)

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Friday 27 October 2000

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Aberdare, L.
Ackner, L.
Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Ahmed, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Alli, L.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Baldwin of Bewdley, E.
Bassam of Brighton, L.

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Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Berkeley, L.
Biffen, L.
Blatch, B.
Blease, L.
Blood, B.
Borrie, 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.
Burnham, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Chadlington, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cockfield, L.
Cocks of Hartcliffe, L.
Colwyn, L.
Cooke of Thorndon, L.
Courtown, E.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crawley, B.
Crickhowell, L.
Cumberlege, B.
Davies of Coity, L.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Donoughue, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Dubs, L.
Elder, L.
Elis-Thomas, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Ezra, L.
Falkland, V.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Ferrers, E.
Fitt, L.
Flather, B.
Freyberg, L.
Gale, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geddes, L.
Geraint, L.
Gladwin of Clee, L.
Goschen, V.
Goudie, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Gray of Contin, L.
Greenway, L.
Grenfell, L.
Hamwee, B.
Hanham, B.
Harris of Greenwich, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harrison, L.
Haskel, L.
Haslam, L.
Holderness, L.
Hooper, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Islwyn, L.
Jacobs, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jopling, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lincoln, Bp.
Liverpool, E.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
Longford, E.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
Mackay of Drumadoon, L.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
Mackie of Benshie, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Mar, C.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Mason of Barnsley, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Milner of Leeds, L.
Mishcon, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Montrose, D.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Moynihan, L.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Naseby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Noakes, B.
Northesk, E.
Northover, B.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Prys-Davies, L.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rennard, L.
Renton, L.
Roper, L.
Sainsbury of Turville, L.
St. Albans, Bp.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St. John of Fawsley, L.
Sawyer, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Shore of Stepney, L.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Swinfen, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Tomlinson, L.
Tordoff, L.
Trumpington, B.
Uddin, B.
Vivian, L.
Waddington, L.
Walpole, L.
Watson of Richmond, L.
Whitaker, B.
Wigoder, L.
Wilberforce, L.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Lincoln.


1.Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Foreign Affairs—Response by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to the 6th Report of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on Developments at the Intergovernmental Conference 2000;
2.Science and Technology—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Brazil on Cooperation in Science and Technology;

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3.Armed Forces—Agreement between the United Kingdom and France concerning Mutual Logistical Support;
4.Transport—Government Response to the 14th Report of the House of Commons Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee on the Funding of London Underground;
5.Health—Government Response to the 4th Report of the House of Commons Health Committee on Mental Health Services;
6.Finance—Review of Financial Regulation in the Caribbean Overseas Territories and Bermuda—
(iii)British Virgin Islands;(4855–III)
(iv)Cayman Islands;(4855–IV)
(vi)Turks and Caicos Islands.(4855–VI)
2.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Statutory Maternity Pay (General) (Modification and Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;
2.Welfare Reform and Pensions (Persons Abroad: Benefits for Widows and Widowers) (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2000, laid under the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999.

Public Business

3.Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Bill—The order of commitment was discharged.
4.e-Commerce (EUC Report)—It was moved by the Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on e-Commerce: Policy Development and Co-ordination in the EU (14th Report, HL Paper 95); after debate, the motion was agreed to.
5.Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Amendment of Section 10) Order 2000—It was moved by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton, on behalf of the Lord Falconer of Thoroton, that the Order laid before the House on 26th July be approved; the motion was agreed to.
6.Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Notification of Authorisations etc.) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that the Order laid before the House on 22nd September be approved; the motion was agreed to.
7.Investigatory Powers Tribunal Rules 2000—It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that the Rules laid before the House on 29th September be approved; the motion was agreed to.
8.Greater London Authority (Protected Information) Order 2000—It was moved by the Baroness Hamwee that an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Order, laid before the House on 8th August, be annulled (S.I. 2000/2060); after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

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