HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Martis 10° Octobris 2000
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Hereford.
1. Leave of AbsenceLeave of absence was granted to the Lord Chancellor from Thursday 12th to Wednesday 18th October.
2. Regina v. Leeds Crown Court (Respondents) ex parte Wardle (AP) (Appellant) (On Appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queens Bench Division)The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
3. Regina v. London Borough of Richmond (Petitioners) ex parte Watson (FC) (Respondent) and three other actionsThe certificates of public funding for Mary Watson and Christopher Armstrong were lodged.
4. Appeal CommitteeThe 68th Report from the Appeal Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 108).
5. Judicial Standing OrdersIt was moved by the Lord Chancellor that the following amendments be made to the Standing Orders regulating judicial business:
Standing Order V(2)
After granted insert public funding or.
Standing Order IX
After for insert public funding or.
Standing Order XIII
After refused insert public funding or;
the motion was agreed to.
6. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
Competition CommissionReport of the Competition Commission: Supermarketsa report on the supply of groceries from multiple stores in the United Kingdom. (4842)
7. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Source Records) Regulations 2000, laid under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000; (2725)
2. Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988; (2766)
3. Childrens Homes Amendment Regulations 2000, laid under the Children Act 1989; (2764)
4. Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. (2765)
Select Committee Report
8. Delegated Powers and DeregulationThe 30th Report from the Select Committee was made on the following bills:
Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Billwith the minutes of evidence;
Transport BillGovernment amendments for Report stage;
Fur Farming (Prohibition) BillGovernment Response;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 107)
9. Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) Bill [HL]The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.
10. Political Parties, Elections and Referendums BillAfter debate, the House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 and 2); amendments were agreed to; the question that a clause stand part of the bill was negatived; the House was resumed.
11. Dental sedationThe Baroness Gardner of Parkes asked Her Majestys Government what plans they have to increase the training of dentists and dental nurses in dental sedation following the abolition of the use of general anaesthetics by general dental practitioners; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.
12. Political Parties, Elections and Referendums 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; an amendment was agreed to (see division list 3); the questions that certain clauses stand part of the bill were negatived; the House was resumed after the question that clause 31 stand part of the bill was negatived.
The House was adjourned at six minutes past midnight
in the morning of Wednesday 11th October
till later the same day, half-past two oclock in the afternoon.