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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 15° Junii 1998

The House met at half-past two o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwell.

Judicial Business

1. Friend (Petitioner) v. Civil Aviation Authority and others (Respondents) (lodged 1st April)— The petition of Brian Leonard Friend praying for leave to appeal was presented without payment of the fee, such fee having been waived by the Appeal Committee pursuant to Standing Order XIII; the said petition was referred to an Appeal Committee.

2. Hegab (Petitioner) v. Shamash (Respondent) (lodged 14th April)— The petition of Nabil Hegab praying for leave to appeal was presented without payment of the fee, such fee having been waived by the Appeal Committee pursuant to Standing Order XIII; the said petition was referred to an Appeal Committee.

3. Todd (Petitioner) v. Decora Window Blinds Limited (Respondents) (Northern Ireland) (lodged 8th May)— The petition of Wilma Todd praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

4. Docker and others (A.P.) (Petitioners) v. Chief Constable of West Midlands Police (Respondents) (lodged 27th May)— The petition of David Stanley Docker, Albert Head, William Rea Lamont and Steven Rhodes praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The legal aid certificates of the first, third and fourth petitioners were lodged.

5. Regina v. North Yorkshire County Council (Appellants) ex parte Brown and another (Respondents)— The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

6. Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 70th Report:

    Piglowska (Petitioner) v. Piglowski (Respondent)— That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 29th June next.

7. Appeal Committee—The following Orders were made pursuant to the 72nd Report:

    Murray and another (AP.) (Petitioners) v. Foyle Meats Limited (Respondents) (Northern Ireland)— That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 29th June next.

    Alan Wibberley Building Limited (Respondents) v. Insley (AP.) (Petitioner)— That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 29th June next.

8. Appeal Committee—The 78th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made:

    Regina v. Jeffries and Chalkley (Petitioner)— That leave to appeal be refused.

    Regina v. Deegan (Petitioner)— That leave to appeal be refused.

    Lewis (of the Vehicle Inspectorate) (Respondent) v. Moss and others (Petitioners)— That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for his costs in accordance with direction 6.1 (e) and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Regina v. Litchfield (Petitioner)— That leave to appeal be refused.

    Friend (Petitioner) v. Civil Aviation Authority and others (Respondents)— That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d) and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Hegab (Petitioner) v. Shamash (Respondent)— That leave to appeal be refused.

Papers

9. Statutory Instrument (Standing Order 68)— The following negative instrument, having been laid before the House on 12th June, was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Treasury Bills (Amendment) Regulations 1998, laid under the Treasury Bills Act 1877.      (1450)

10. Deregulation—The following document was laid before the House under section 3(3) of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 and referred to the Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee:

    Proposal for the Draft Deregulation (Pipe-lines) Order 1998.

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

    1. (i)      Health Boards (Membership and Procedure) (No. 2) Amendment Regulations 1998—      (1459)

    (ii) National Health Service Trusts (Membership and Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1998—      (1458)

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

    2. Mental Health Review Tribunals (Regions) Order 1998, laid under the Mental Health Act 1983.      (1460)

12. 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 1997 of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, laid under the Industrial Training Act 1982.

Select Committee Report

13. Delegated Powers and Deregulation—The following report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

    22nd Report, on the following bills:

      Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) (Amendment) Bill [HL];

      Statute Law Repeals Bill [HL]. (HL Paper 118)

Public Business

14. House of Lords’ Offices—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the 5th Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 109) be agreed to; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

15. Building Regulations (Energy Rating Information) (Amendment) Bill [HL]— The order of commitment was discharged.

16. Government of Wales Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the question that a clause stand part of the bill was negatived; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 125)

17. National Minimum Wage Bill—After debate, 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.

18. Fire regulations, Scotland—The Lord Howie of Troon asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to alter the building regulations relating to fire in Scotland to bring them nearer to those applying in England and Wales; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Sewel.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

19. 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; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed after Clause 40 stood part.

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

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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