HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Jovis 16° Novembris 2000
The House met at three oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford.
1. Regina v. Forbes (Appellant) (2000) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))The appeal of Giles Javen Forbes was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto.
2. Appeal CommitteeThe following Orders were made pursuant to the 69th Report:
Krasner (the trustee in bankruptcy of John William Alexander Dennison) (Respondent) v. Dennison (Petitioner) and othersThat the petition be referred for hearing.
Lawrence (Respondent) v. Lesser (Petitioner)That the petition be referred for hearing.
3. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Standards in Public Life7th Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, on Standards of Conduct in the House of Lords; (4903)
2. Social SecurityConvention on Social Security between the United Kingdom and Turkey with Protocol concerning health care; (4919)
(i) White paper on Our towns and cities: the future; (4911)
(ii) Government response to the 11th Report of the House of Commons Select Committee on Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs on the Proposed Urban White Paper. (4912)
4. Negative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Crown Office (Forms and Proclamations Rules) (Amendment) Order 2000, laid under the Crown Office Act 1877. (3064)
5. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Treasury minute directing the application of certain receipts as appropriations in aid of the votes specified in the winter supplementary estimates for 2000-2001, laid under the Public Accounts and Charges Act 1891;
2. Report and accounts for 1999-2000 of the Defence Transport and Movements Agency, laid under the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921;
3. Strategy for 2000-2003 of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, laid under the National Lottery Act 1998;
4. Report for 1999-2000 of the Pensions Compensation Board, laid under the Pensions Act 1995.
6. Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) Bill [HL]A message was brought from the Commons, that they have made the following orders:
That the promoters of the Alliance & Leicester plc Group Treasury (Transfer) Bill [Lords] shall have leave to suspend proceedings thereon in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament, provided that notice of their intention to do so is lodged in the Private Bill Office not later than the day before the close of the present session and that all fees due up to that date have been paid;
That, if the bill is brought from the Lords in the next session, a declaration signed by the agent shall be deposited in the Private Bill Office, stating that the bill is the same in every respect as the bill brought from the Lords in the present session;
That the Clerk in the Private Bill Office shall lay upon the Table of the House a certificate, that such a declaration has been deposited;
That in the next session the bill shall be deemed to have passed through every stage through which it has passed in the present session, and shall be recorded in the Journal of the House as having passed those stages;
That no further fees shall be charged to such stages;
That, no petitions against the bill having been presented within the time provided for petitioning, no petitioners shall be heard before any committee on the bill save those who complain of any amendment as proposed in the filled-up bill or of any matter which arises during the progress of the bill before the committee.
7. City of Newcastle upon Tyne Bill [HL]It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the Commons message of yesterday be now considered; and that the promoters of the bill have leave to suspend any further proceedings thereon in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament, provided that notice of their intention to do so is lodged in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than 12 noon on Monday 27th November;
That the bill be deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than noon on the second sitting day in the next session with a declaration annexed, signed by the agent, stating that the bill is the same in every respect as the bill at the last stage of the proceedings thereon in this House in the present session;
That the proceedings on the bill in the next session of Parliament be pro forma in regard to every stage through which the bill has passed in the present session, and that no new fees be charged to such stages;
That the Private Business Standing Orders apply to the bill in the next session only in regard to any stage through which the bill has not passed in the present session;
the motion was agreed to; it was ordered that a message be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.
8. Transport BillThe bill was returned from the Commons with certain amendments disagreed to with reasons for such disagreement and with the remaining amendments agreed to; the Commons reasons were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 131)
9. Warm Homes and Energy Conservation BillThe bill was read a third time and passed.
10. Countryside and Rights of Way BillThe bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; further consideration on report was adjourned.
11. Social Security (Incapacity Benefit) Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2000It was moved by the Baroness Hollis of Heigham that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6th November be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
The House was adjourned during pleasure.
The House was resumed.
12. Countryside and Rights of Way BillThe bill was further considered on report; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 132)
The House was adjourned at a quarter-before two oclock
in the morning of Friday 17th November to Monday next, half-past two oclock.