HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Mercurii 4° Octobris 2000
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bradford.
1. Attorney Generals Reference No. 3 of 1999The cause was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
2. Appeal CommitteeThe following Orders were made pursuant to the 64th Report:
Butt (a child by her litigation friend and father Shaheen Butt) (A.P.) (Petitioner) v. Secretary of State for Social Security (Respondent)That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 18th October next.
Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) v. Rehman (A.P.) (Petitioner)That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 18th October next.
3. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. TradeAmendment of Annexes I and II to the Convention on the Control and Marking of Articles of Precious Metals; (4859)
2. PollutionAmendment to Annex I and adoption of Annexes VIII and IX to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal. (4860)
4. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Pension Sharing (Consequential and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2000, laid under the Pensions Schemes Act 1993; (2691)
2. Sharing of State Scheme Rights (Provision of Information and Valuation) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992; (2693)
3. M65 Motorway (Junction 1A) (Speed Limit) Regulations 2000, laid under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984; (2705)
4. Education (Teachers Qualifications and Health Standards) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Education Reform Act 1988; (2704)
5. Specified Risk Material (Amendment) (England) Order 2000, laid under the Animal Health Act 1981. (2776)
Select Committee Report
5. Delegated Powers and DeregulationThe 29th Report from the Select Committee was made on the following bills:
Political Parties, Elections and Referendums BillGovernment amendments for Committee stage;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 106)
6. Criminal Justice and Court Services BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; an amendment was moved and, on question, tellers for the contents not having been appointed the amendment was disagreed to pursuant to Standing Order 53; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed.
7. Park home ownersThe Lord Graham of Edmonton asked Her Majestys Government what action they propose to take following the publication of the findings of the Ministerial working party on the welfare of park home owners; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton.
The House was adjourned during pleasure.
The House was resumed.
8. Criminal Justice and Court Services BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 115)
The House was adjourned at thirteen minutes before midnight
till tomorrow, three oclock.