§ The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Jay of Paddington)
My Lords, I beg to move the Motion standing in my name on the Order Paper.
It may be helpful in moving this Motion to say to the House that the agreement of the usual channels has been sought and achieved to take this important piece of delegated legislation today, even though the Joint Committee has not yet reported on it. The order is necessary given the defects in legislation reported to the House by my noble friend Lord Williams of Mostyn in 1067 repeating the Statement yesterday. I hope that in these unusual circumstances the House will approve the business Motion that is before it.
Moved, That Standing Order 70 (Affirmative Instruments) be dispensed with to enable the Motion to approve the draft Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 (Revival of Parts IVA and IVB) Order 1999 to be taken today, notwithstanding that no report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments on the draft order has been laid before the House.—(Baroness Jay of Paddington.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.