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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 4° Junii 1998

The House met at three o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Wakefield.

Judicial Business

1. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Simms (A.P.) (Appellant) (England)—The appeal of Ian Simms was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 16th July next.

2. Foskett (suing on his own behalf and on behalf of all other purchasers of plots of land at Mount Eden, Herrado do Cerro Alto Diogo, Martins, Algarve, Portugal) (Original Appellant and Cross-respondent) v. McKeown (Original Respondent) and others (A.P.) (Original Respondents and Cross-appellants) (England)—The cross-appeal of Daragh Timothy Murphy, Jason John Murphy and Louise Mary Murphy was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 16th July next.

3. Regina v. North Yorkshire County Council (Appellants) ex parte Brown and another (Respondents) (England)—The appeal of North Yorkshire County Council was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 16th July next.

4. Steed (Respondent) v. Home Office (Petitioner)—The petition of the Secretary of State for the Home Department praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

Papers

5. Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Horse Racing (Charges on Bookmakers) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 1974;      (—)

    2. Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations 1998, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;      (1376)

    3. Restrictive Trade Practices (Standards) (Services) Order 1998, laid under the Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1976.      (1394)

6. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Remit for the Monetary Policy Committee, laid under the Bank of England Act 1998.

Private Business

7. Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.

Public Business

8. Statute Law Repeals Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Chancellor that the bill be now read a second time; the motion was agreed to and the bill was referred to the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills.

School Standards and Framework Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; an amendment was agreed to (see division list 1); further amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 2); the House was resumed.

9. Energy policy—The Lord Ezra asked Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in the formulation of an energy policy; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Clinton-Davis.

10. School Standards and Framework Bill—The House again 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 after amendment 182.

The House was adjourned at two minutes past eleven o’clock

till tomorrow, eleven o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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