HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Jovis 10° Februarii 2000
The House met at three oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Lichfield.
1. In re Burke (A.P.) (Appellant) (On Appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queens Bench Division)The appeal of Robert Anthony Burke was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto.
2. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Social SecurityReport by the Social Security Advisory Committee under Section 174(1) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992, together with the statements by the Secretaries of State for Education and Employment and Social Security in accordance with Section 174(2) of that Act; (4549)
2. Hong KongSix-monthly Report on Hong Kong: July-December 1999. (4594)
3. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Draft Greenwich Park (Vehicle Parking) Regulations 2000, laid under the Parks Regulation (Amendment) Act 1926; ()
2. Jobseekers Allowance (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Jobseekers Act 1995; (239)
3. Competition Act 1998 (Transitional, Consequential and Supplemental Provisions) Order 2000, laid under the Competition Act 1998. (311)
4. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Report and Accounts for 1998-99 of the Milk Development Council, laid under the Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947.
5. Financial Services and Markets BillA bill to make provision about the regulation of financial services and markets; to provide for the transfer of certain statutory functions relating to building societies, friendly societies, industrial and provident societies and certain other mutual societies; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 32)
6. Financial Services and Markets BillIt was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 32-EN)
7. Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (Eriskay Causeway) Order Confirmation BillThe bill was read a third time and passed.
8. Northern Ireland BillThe House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported without amendment; the report was received; then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and, after debate, passed.
9. Learning and Skills Bill [HL]The House again 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.
10. Royal AssentThe Lord Speaker (Baroness Turner of Camden) notified the Queens Assent to the following Acts:
|Northern Ireland Act||c.||1|
|Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (Eriskay Causeway) Order Confirmation Act ||c.||i|
|United Reformed Church Act||c.||ii|
|Alliance & Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) Act||c.||iii|
|Baxi Partnership Limited Trusts Act||c.||iv|
The House was adjourned during pleasure.
The House was resumed.
11. Children (Leaving Care) Bill [HL]The bill was reported from a Grand Committee with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 33)
12. Learning and Skills Bill [HL]The House again 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 after Schedule 5 was agreed to.
The House was adjourned at twenty-five minutes before one oclock
in the morning of Friday 11th February to Monday next, half-past two oclock.
Children (Leaving Care) Bill [HL]The bill was considered in a Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; it was ordered that the bill be reported with amendments.