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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Veneris 5° Junii 1998

The House met at eleven o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Wakefield.

Papers

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

    1. Seeds (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1998, laid under the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964;      (1396)

    2.      (i)      Railways Regulations 1998—      (1340)

          (ii)      Fisheries and Aquaculture Structure (Grants) Amendment Regulations 1998—

          (1365)

    laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

    3. Food Labelling (Amendment) Regulations 1998, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990.      (1398)

2. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Statements of Guarantee given by the Secretary of State for Scotland on loans proposed to be raised by:

    (i) Dundee Healthcare NHS Trust—

    (ii) Central Scotland Healthcare NHS Trust—

    (iii) Stirling Royal Infirmary NHS Trust—

    (iv) Dumfries & Galloway Acute and Maternity Hospitals NHS Trust—

    (v) Moray Health Services NHS Trust—

    laid under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978.

Public Business

3. Registered Establishments (Scotland) Bill—It was moved by the Lord Hogg of Cumbernauld that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

4. Road Traffic Reduction (National Targets) Bill—It was moved by the Lord Elis-Thomas that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

5. Public Interest Disclosure Bill—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported without amendment.

6. Sexual Orientation Discrimination Bill [HL]— It was moved by the Baroness Turner of Camden that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

7. Fireworks Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 122)

8. Haemophiliacs with hepatitis C—The Lord Morris of Manchester asked Her Majesty’s Government what new help is intended for people with haemophilia who were infected with hepatitis C in the course of NHS treatment or, in the case of those who have died, for their dependants; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale.

The House was adjourned at twenty-six minutes past five o’clock

to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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