HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Lunae 27° Martii 2000
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bradford.
1. Leave of AbsenceLeave of absence was granted to the Lord Chancellor for Wednesday 29th March.
2. Command PapersThe following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on 24th March, were ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Headquarters AgreementExchange of Notes amending the Headquarters Agreement between the United Kingdom and CAB International (previously known as the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux); (4650)
2. Air ServicesConvention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, together with an explanatory memorandum. (4651)
3. Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 24th March, were ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Income Support (General) (Standard Interest Rate Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992; (832)
2. Relevant Functions (Payment to Authorities) Order 2000, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992. (848)
4. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
Draft Youth Justice Board for England and Wales Order 2000.
5. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. (i) Derby North East Education Action Zone Order 2000; (864)
(ii) Action for Education and Employment South East Sheffield Education Action Zone Order 2000; (863)
(iii) Bristol Education Action Zone Order 2000; (865)
(iv) Great Yarmouth Achievement Education Action Zone Order 2000; (867)
(v) North Stockton Community Education Action Zone Order 2000; (866)
laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;
2. Education (School Teachers Pay and Conditions) Order 2000, laid under the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Act 1991; (868)
3. Environmental Protection (Waste Recycling Payments) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Environmental Protection Act 1990; (831)
4. Draft National Savings Bank (Investment Deposits) (Limits) (Amendment) Order 2000, laid under the National Savings Bank Act 1971; ()
5. Lobsters and Crawfish (Prohibition of Fishing and Landing) Order 2000, laid under the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967; (874)
6. Health Service Medicines (Price Control Appeals) Amendment Regulations 2000, laid under the Health Act 1999. (870)
6. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Report for 1997-98 on the Operation of the Treasure Act 1996, laid under that Act;
2. Report and Accounts for 1999 of the Independent Television Commission, laid under the Broadcasting Act 1990.
7. House of Lords OfficesIt was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the 4th Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 45) be agreed to; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
8. Financial Services and Markets BillIt was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the House do now again resolve itself into a Committee upon the bill; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn; a statement was made; then the House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; an amendment was agreed to (see division list 1); amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the question that a clause stand part of the bill was negatived; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 2); the House was resumed.
9. British historyThe Lord Luke asked Her Majestys Government whether the teaching of British history in schools is satisfactory; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Bach.
10. Financial Services and Markets BillThe 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 questions that clauses stand part of the bill were negatived; the House was resumed after amendment 241M.
The House was adjourned at four minutes before eleven oclock
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.