House of Lords Journal 231 (Session 1997-98)

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Friday 27 February 1998

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Addison, V.
Ailsa, M.
Alexander of Tunis, E.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Anelay of St. Johns, B.
Annaly, L.
Annan, L.
Archer of Weston-Super-Mare, L.
Astor of Hever, L.
Avebury, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Beaverbrook, L.
Belhaven and Stenton, L.
Beloff, L.
Berkeley, L.
Biddulph, L.
Biffen, L.
Birdwood, L.
Blatch, B.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Bowness, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Braine of Wheatley, L.
Brightman, L.
Brigstocke, B.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Bruce of Donington, L.
Burlison, L.
Burnham, L.
Butterworth, L.
Byford, B.
Cadman, L.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Carew, L.
Carlisle, E.
Carter, L.
Chalfont, L.
Chalker of Wallasey, B.
Charteris of Amisfield, L.
Clancarty, E.
Cledwyn of Penrhos, L.
Cockfield, L.
Cocks of Hartcliffe, L.
Coleraine, L.
Coleridge, L.
Colwyn, L.
Courtown, E.
Cox, B.
Cross, V.
Cullen of Ashbourne, L.
David, B.
Davidson, V.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Dean of Beswick, L.
Denton of Wakefield, B.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Dixon, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Drogheda, E.
Dulverton, L.
Elibank, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Falkland, V.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Fitt, L.
Flather, B.
Fookes, B.
Gainford, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geraint, L.
Gladwin of Clee, L.
Glenarthur, L.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Grenfell, L.
Grey, E.
Hacking, L.
Halsbury, E.
Hamwee, B.
Harding of Petherton, L.
Harrowby, E.
Haskel, L.
Hawke, L.
Hayhoe, L.
Hemphill, L.
Holme of Cheltenham, L.
HolmPatrick, L.
Hooper, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Judd, L.
Kennet, L.
Kilbracken, L.
Kilmarnock, L.
Kimball, L.
Kinnoull, E.
Lang of Monkton, L.
Lauderdale, E.
Lawrence, L.
Layton, L.
Leathers, V.
Leigh, L.
Lindsay, E.
Liverpool, E.
Longford, E.
Lonsdale, L.
Lowry, L.
Lucas, L.
Ludford, B.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
Mackay of Ardbrecknish, L.
McNair, L.
Maddock, B.
Mallalieu, B.
Malmesbury, E.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Milner of Leeds, L.
Milverton, L.
Molloy, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monkswell, L.
Monson, L.
Mountevans, L.
Moynihan, L.
Munster, E.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Napier and Ettrick, L.
Newby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.
Noel-Buxton, L.
Northbourne, L.
Northesk, E.
Northfield, L.
Oxfuird, V.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Patten, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Peel, E.
Pender, L.
Peston, L.
Peyton of Yeovil, L.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Prys-Davies, L.
Quirk, L.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rea, L.
Reay, L.
Redesdale, L.
Renton, L.
Renwick, L.
Richard, L.
Ripon, Bp.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Rodney, L.
Romney, E.
Ryder of Wensum, L.

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St. John of Bletso, L.
St. John of Fawsley, L.
Salisbury, Bp.
Seccombe, B.
Sempill, L.
Shannon, E.
Shore of Stepney, L.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Southwell, Bp.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strathcarron, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Swansea, L.
Swinfen, L.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Teviot, L.
Teynham, L.
Thomas of Macclesfield, L.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Thurso, V.
Tope, L.
Trumpington, B.
Tweeddale, M.
Waddington, L.
Walker of Doncaster, L.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Waverley, V.
Weatherill, L.
Westbury, L.
Whitty, L.
Wigoder, L.
Wilberforce, L.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williams of Mostyn, L.
Wise, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Ripon.


1.Command Paper—The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

Millennium Dome—Government Response to the 2nd Report of the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, on the Millennium Dome.


2.Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

Draft Railways (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 1998.

3.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Criminal Justice Act 1991 (Notice of Transfer) (Amendment) Regulations 1998, laid under the Criminal Justice Act 1991;
2. (i)Essex (Coroners) Order 1998—(357)
(ii)Shropshire (Coroners) Order 1998—(363)
(iii)Peterborough (Coroners) Order 1998—(362)
(iv)Nottinghamshire (Coroners) Order 1998—(361)
(v)Hereford and Worcester (Coroners) Order 1998—(359)
(vi)Devon (Coroners) Order 1998—(355)
(vii)Lancashire (Coroners) Order 1998—(360)
(viii)Cheshire (Coroners) Order 1998—(356)
(ix)Kent (Coroners) Order 1998—(358)
 laid under the Local Government Act 1992;
3.Common Agricultural Policy (Wine) (Amendment) Regulations 1998, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
4.Local Government Act 1988 (Defined Activities) (Exemption) (Luton Borough Council) Order 1998, laid under the Local Government Act 1988;
5.Local Authorities (Capital Finance) (Amendment) Regulations 1998, laid under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989;
6.Non-Domestic Rating (Rural Settlements) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 1998, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988.

Public Business

4.Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) Order 1998—It was moved by the Lord Hoyle that the draft Order laid before the House on 15th January be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
5.Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Exclusion Order 1998—
6.Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998—
7.Construction Contracts (Scotland) Exclusion Order 1998—
8.Scheme for Construction Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 1998—

It was moved by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton that the draft Orders and Regulations laid before the House on 18th December 1997, 12th January and 19th January be approved en bloc; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

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9.Business Improvement Districts Bill [HL]—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 81)
10.Succession to the Crown Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Archer of Weston-Super-Mare that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn; then the bill was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
11.Countryside Policy—The Lord Patten asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied that their policies work to the benefit of people who live and work in the countryside; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Carter.

The House was adjourned at seventeen minutes before four o’clock
to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.