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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 11° Junii 1998

The House met at three o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Ripon.

Judicial Business

1. Regina v. Lincoln Crown Court (Respondent) ex parte Jude (Petitioner)—The petition of David Andrew Jude praying for an extension of time within which the petition may be lodged and for leave to appeal in accordance with the Administration of Justice Act 1960, was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

Papers

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

    Finance—Stability and investment for the long term: Economic and Fiscal Strategy Report for 1998.      (3978)

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

    1. Local Government Act 1988 (Defined Activities) (Exemptions) (Combined Fire Authorities Etc.) Order 1998, laid under the Local Government Act 1988;      (1380)

    2. Occupational Pension Schemes (Contracting-out) (Amount Required for Restoring State Scheme Rights and Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 1998, laid under the Pension Schemes Act 1993.      (1397)

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

    Report and Accounts for 1996-97 of the Horticultural Development Council, laid under the Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947.

Public Business

5. European Communities (Amendment) Bill—The Commons reason was considered and the Lords amendment was not insisted on.

6. National Minimum Wage Bill—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed.

7. Teaching and Higher Education Bill [HL]—The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments and with a privilege amendment; it was ordered that the Commons amendments be printed. (HL Bill 124)

8. Royal Assent—The Lord Speaker (Lord Elton) notified the Queen’s Assent to the following Acts:

Petroleum Act c. 17
Audit Commission Actc. 18
Community Care (Residential Accommodation)Actc. 19
Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Actc. 20
European Communities (Amendment) Actc. 21

Tamar Bridge Bill—It was moved by the Baroness Fookes that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Select Committee; then it was moved by the Lord Berkeley that it be an instruction to the Select Committee to whom the bill has been committed that they should consider whether the transport needs of the area could be achieved at a lower cost by strengthening the existing bridge without widening it; the motion was agreed to.

9. Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998—It was moved by the Lord Dubs that the draft Order laid before the House on 1st June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

10. National Minimum Wage Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed after amendment 64.

The House was adjourned at twenty-eight minutes past eleven o’clock

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

MICHAEL DAVIES

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