HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Jovis 20° Aprilis 2000
The House met at eleven oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford.
1. Leave of AbsenceLeave of absence was granted to the Lord Chancellor for Tuesday 2nd May and Wednesday 3rd May.
2. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) ex parte Adan (Respondent) (England)The appeal of the Secretary of State for the Home Department was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 1st June next.
3. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) ex parte Aitseguer (Respondent) (England)The appeal of the Secretary of State for the Home Department was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 1st June next.
4. Cantabrica Coach Holdings Limited (Petitioners) v. Vehicle Inspectorate (Respondents)The petition of Cantabrica Coach Holdings Limited praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Administration of Justice Act 1960 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 14th April).
5. In re L (A.P.) (Petitioner) (2000)The petition of L praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioners legal aid certificate was lodged.
6. Delaware Mansions Limited and others (Respondents) v. Lord Mayor and Citizens of the City of Westminster (Appellants)The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 19th April).
7. Birmingham City Council (Appellants) v. Oakley (A.P.) (Respondent) (On Appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queens Bench Division)The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
8. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. European CommunitiesPartnership and Co-operation Agreement between the European Communities and Georgia with Final Act; (4685)
2. CrimeExchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Italy extending the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters to the Isle of Man. (4684)
9. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Air Navigation (Cosmic Radiation) Order 2000, laid under the Civil Aviation Act 1982; (1104)
2. Education (National Curriculum) (Exceptions at Key Stage 4) (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Education Act 1996. (1140)
10. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
United Nations (Sanctions) (Amendment) Order 2000, laid under the United Nations Act 1946. (1106)
11. Utilities BillA bill to provide for the establishment and functions of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority and the Gas and Electricity Consumer Council; to amend the legislation regulating the gas and electricity industries; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 58)
12. Utilities BillIt was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 58-EN)
13. Political Parties, Elections and Referendums BillIt was moved by the Lord Bach, on behalf of the Lord Bassam of Brighton, that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to whom the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:
Clauses 3 to 29
Clauses 30 to 45
Clauses 46 to 58
Clauses 59 to 66
Clauses 68 to 74
Clauses 75 to 89
Clauses 91 to 105
Clauses 107 to 113
Clauses 115 to 125
Clauses 126 to 130
Clauses 133 to 140
Clauses 141 to 151
Schedules 20 and 21
the motion was agreed to.
14. Freedom of Information BillIt was moved by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
15. Asylum Support Regulations 2000It was moved by the Lord Dholakia that an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 13th March, be annulled (S.I. 2000/704); after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
The House was adjourned at twenty-three minutes before six oclock
to Tuesday 2nd May next, half-past two oclock.