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Lord Strathclyde: My Lords, I beg to move that the House do adjourn during pleasure for 15 minutes to enable the documents for Royal Assent to be prepared.

Moved accordingly, and, on Question, Motion agreed to.

[The Sitting was suspended from 8.24 to 8.39 p.m.]

Royal Assent

The Lord Chancellor (Lord Mackay of Clashfern): My Lords, I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts and Measure:

Appropriation Act,

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act,

Merchant Shipping Act,

Shipping and Trading Interests (Protection) Act,

Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act,

Crown Agents Act,

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Environment Act,

Pensions Act,

Geneva Conventions (Amendment) Act,

Sale of Goods (Amendment) Act,

Insurance Companies (Reserves) Act,

Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act,

National Health Service (Amendment) Act,

Olympic Symbol etc. (Protection) Act,

Licensing (Sunday Hours) Act,

Child Support Act,

Criminal Appeal Act,

Children (Scotland) Act,

Bell's Bridge Order Confirmation Act,

Sheffield Assay Office Act,

Birmingham Assay Office Act,

Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure.

Birmingham Assay Office Bill

Returned from the Commons earlier this day with the amendment agreed to.

Children (Scotland) Bill

Returned from the Commons earlier this day with the amendments agreed to.

        House adjourned at twenty minutes before nine o'clock.


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