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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Veneris 19° Junii 1998

The House met at eleven o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of London.

Papers

1. Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Finance—Public Expenditure 1997-98: Provisional Outturn;      (3988)

    2. Works of Art—Minute by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office dated 18th June on the indemnification of works of art lent to the British Council.      (—)

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

    1. (i)      Environmental Information (Amendment) Regulations 1998—      (1447)

          (ii)      Electrical Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres (Certification) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1998—      (1469)

    laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

    2. Magistrates’ Courts Committees (Thames Valley) Amalgamation Order 1998, laid under the Justices of the Peace Act 1997.      (1492)

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

    Report and Accounts for 1997-98 of—

    (i) Birmingham Heartlands Development Corporation—

    (ii) Trafford Park Development Corporation—

    (iii) Plymouth Development Corporation—

    (iv) Black Country Development Corporation—

    (v) Merseyside Development Corporation—

    (vi) London Docklands Development Corporation—

    laid under the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980.

Private Business

4. Alliance & Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) Bill [HL] (formerly Girobank plc (Transfer) Bill [HL])— After debate, the bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.

Public Business

5. Pesticides Bill—The report was received; an amendment was agreed to; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 129)

6. Fireworks Bill—The report was received.

7. Public Interest Disclosure Bill—The report was received; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

8. Northern Ireland (Sentences) Bill—A bill to make provision about the release on licence of certain persons serving sentences of imprisonment in Northern Ireland was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 128)

Road Traffic Reduction (National Targets) Bill—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported without amendment.

9. Deregulation (Deduction from Pay of Union Subscriptions) Order 1998—It was moved by the Lord Haskel that the draft Order laid before the House on 18th December 1997 be approved; the motion was agreed to.

10. Deregulation (Methylated Spirits Sale by Retail) (Scotland) Order 1998—It was moved by the Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale that the draft Order laid before the House on 18th May be approved; the motion was agreed to.

11. Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) Order 1998—It was moved by the Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale that the Order laid before the House on 2nd June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

12. Homelessness (Decisions on Referrals) (Scotland) Order 1998—It was moved by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton that the draft Order laid before the House on 14th May be approved; the motion was agreed to.

13. Homelessness (Decisions on Referrals) Order 1998—It was moved by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton that the draft Order laid before the House on 14th May be approved; the motion was agreed to.

14. NATO—The Lord Kennet asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered the United States Senate’s Resolution of Ratification of the accession of Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic to NATO of 30th April and, if so, what is their reaction; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean.

The House was adjourned at six minutes past three o’clock

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

MICHAEL DAVIES

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