HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Martis 23° Junii 1998
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Leicester.
1. In re J (a minor) (Respondent) The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
2. Regina v. Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (Respondents) ex parte Avraam (A.P.) (Appellant) The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
3. Axis West Developments Limited (Appellants) v. Chartwell Land Investments Limited (Respondents) (Scotland) The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
4. Regina v. North Yorkshire County Council (Appellants) ex parte Brown and another (Respondents) (lodged 11th June) It was ordered that the appellants be allowed to prosecute the appeal without giving the usual security for costs as required by Standing Order.
5. Instrument withdrawnThe following instrument, laid before the House on 21st May, was withdrawn:
Draft Air Carrier Liability Order 1998.
6. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
Draft Air Carrier Liability Order 1998.
7. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Occupational Pension Schemes (Modification of the Pension Schemes Act 1993) Regulations 1998, laid under the Pensions Act 1995; (1466)
2. Railways (Amendment) Regulations 1998, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. (1519)
8. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. List of exceptions to the Royal Navy regulations as to pensions during 1997-98, laid under the Dispensing Order of 19th December 1881;
2. List of exceptions to the Army regulations as to pensions during 1997-98, laid under the Dispensing Warrant of 27th October 1884;
3. List of exceptions to the Royal Air Force regulations as to pensions during 1997-98, laid under the Dispensing Order of 14th January 1922;
4. Accounts for 1997-98 of the Duchy of Cornwall, laid under the Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall (Accounts) Act 1838;
5. Accounts for 1997-98 of the Police Complaints Authority, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Criminal Evidence Act 1984;
6. Report for 1996-97 of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales, laid under the Prisons Act 1952.
Select Committee Report
9. Statutory InstrumentsThe 38th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instrument:
Draft Air Carrier Liability Order 1998;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 122)
10. Building Regulations (Energy Rating Information) (Amendment) Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.
11. Teaching and Higher Education Bill [HL] The Commons amendments were considered; certain Commons amendments were agreed to; a motion that the House do disagree with a Commons amendment but propose an amendment in lieu thereof was disagreed to (see division list 1); a motion that the House do disagree with the same Commons amendment but propose a different amendment in lieu thereof was agreed to (see division list 2); a Commons amendment was disagreed to; a Committee was appointed to propose a reason for such disagreement.
The Lords following were named of the Committee:
Mackay of Ardbrecknish, L.
The Committee reported that they had proposed the following reason:
Because arrangements for the payment of grants in respect of tuition fees at Scottish higher education institutions should be the same for students from other parts of the United Kingdom as they are for Scottish students.
The Report was agreed to; the remaining Commons amendments were agreed to and the privilege amendment was agreed to; then the bill was returned to the Commons with the reason.
12. Guardsmen Fisher and WrightThe Lord Campbell of Alloway asked Her Majestys Government when Guardsmen Fisher and Wright can expect release from life imprisonment; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Dubs.
The House was adjourned at thirteen minutes past nine oclock
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.