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Die Veneris 3° Martii 2000

The House met at eleven o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol.


1. Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Draft Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 (Continuance) Order 2000;

    2. Draft Tax Credits Up-rating Order 2000;

    3. Draft Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 (Transfer of NAO Staff etc.) Order 2000.

2. Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Water Industry (Charges) (Vulnerable Groups) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Water Industry Act 1999;      (519)

    2. Draft Code of Practice: Civil Penalty (Vehicles), laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.      (—)

3. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Treasury Minute of 3rd March directing the application of certain receipts as appropriations in aid of the votes specified in the revised and late spring supplementary estimates for the year ending 31st March, laid under the Public Accounts and Charges Act 1891.

Public Business

4. European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) Bill [HL]—A bill to establish a Committee of Inquiry into the implications of the withdrawal by the United Kingdom from the European Union was presented by the Lord Pearson of Rannoch, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 44)

5. Census (Amendment) Bill [HL]—The report was received.

6. Non-Food Crops (S&T Report)—It was moved by the Baroness Hogg that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Non-Food Crops (First Report, HL Paper 5); the motion was agreed to.

7. Films (Modification of the Definition of “British Film”) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the draft Order laid before the House on 18th January be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at ten minutes past one o’clock

to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.


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