HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Martis 28° Novembris 2000
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Lichfield.
1. Appeal CommitteeThe following Orders were made pursuant to the 67th Report:
Ashworth Frazer Limited (Respondents) v. Gloucester City Council (Petitioners)That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 12th December next.
Sinochem International Oil (London) Co Limited (Petitioners) v. Mobil Sales and Supply Corporation (Respondents) and othersThat the petition be referred for hearing.
Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Turgut (AP) (Petitioner)That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 5th December next.
Farley (Petitioner) v. Skinner (Respondent)That the petition be referred for hearing.
2. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
(i) Our Countryside: the Futurea Fair Deal for rural England: Government Proposals; (4909)
(ii) Government Response to the 7th Report of the House of Commons Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee on the Rural White Paper; (4910)
2. Air ServicesExchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Vietnam amending the Air Services Agreement done at London on 19th August 1994. (4927)
3. DeregulationThe following order was laid before the House for approval by resolution under section 1(4) of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 and referred to the Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee:
Draft Deregulation (Sunday Dancing) Order 2000.
4. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Greater London Authority Act 1999 (Commencement No. 8 and Consequential Provisions Order 2000, laid under the Greater London Authority Act 1999; (3145)
2. Private Hire Vehicles (London) (Operators Licences) Regulations 2000, laid under the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998; (3146)
3. Statute made by the University of Cambridge on 4th July, laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923. ()
5. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
(i) Overseas Service Pensions Amendment (No. 2) Scheme 2000; ()
(ii) Overseas Public Officers Pensions (Pension Sharing) Amendment Scheme 2000; ()
laid under the Overseas Pensions Act 1973.
Select Committee Reports
6. Statutory InstrumentsThe 33rd Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:
Draft Apportionment of Money in the National Lottery Distribution Fund Order 2000;
Draft Millennium Commission (Substitution of a Later Date) Order 2000;
Mink Keeping (England) Order 2000;
Draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Research Purposes) Regulations 2000;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 127)
7. European UnionThe 20th Report from the Select Committee, The EU Social Policy Agenda, was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed, together with the Minutes of Evidence. (HL Paper 128)
8. Disqualifications BillThe bill was read a third time; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; then the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.
9. Children (Leaving Care) Bill [HL]The Commons amendments were considered and agreed to; and the privilege amendment was agreed to.
10. Freedom of Information BillThe bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.
11. Criminal Justice and Court Services BillThe Commons amendments and reasons were considered; certain Lords amendments were not insisted on and Commons amendments in lieu thereof were agreed to; further Lords amendments were not insisted on and Commons amendments to words restored to the bill were agreed to; Commons consequential amendments to the bill were agreed to; Commons amendments to certain Lords amendments were agreed to; a motion to insist on a Lords amendment was disagreed to (see division list); then the amendment was not insisted on and Commons amendments in lieu thereof were agreed to; and the remaining Lords amendments were not insisted on; then the bill was returned to the Commons with amendments.
The House was adjourned at twenty-six minutes past six oclock
till tomorrow, two oclock for judicial business,
half-past two oclock for public business.