HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Mercurii 24° Junii 1998
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Leicester.
1. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
Anti-Personnel MinesConvention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction. (3990)
2. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Civil Aviation (Route Charges for Navigation Services) (Amendment) Regulations 1998, laid under the Civil Aviation Act 1982; (1537)
2. Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Supply and Sale of Equipment) (Penalties and Licences) Regulations 1998, laid under the European Communities Act 1972; (1531)
3. Education (Grants for Education Support and Training) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 1998, laid under the Education Act 1996. (1489)
3. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Health Service Commissioner
(ii) 4th Report on investigations completed from October 1997 to March 1998
laid under the Health Service Commissioner Act 1993;
2. Report for January 1997 to March 1998 of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, laid under the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967;
3. Report for 1997-98 of the Police Complaints Authority, laid under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.
Select Committee Reports
4. Delegated Powers and DeregulationThe following report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
24th Report, on the Scotland Bill. (HL Paper 124)
5. Consolidation BillsThe 3rd report from the Joint Committee, being a report on the Statute Law (Repeals) Bill [HL], was made and ordered to be printed (together with the minutes of proceedings and the minutes of evidence). (HL Paper 123-I and II)
6. GibraltarThe petition of 16,200 inhabitants of Gibraltar, praying that this House will support the amendment to the European Parliamentary Elections Bill which seeks to enfranchise British and other European Union nationals resident in Gibraltar, was presented by the Lord Bethell and ordered to lie on the Table.
7. Government of Wales BillIt was moved by the Lord Williams of Mostyn that the amendments for the Report Stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:
|Clauses 1 and 2||Clause 113|
|Schedule 1||Schedule 11|
|Clauses 3 to 22||Clauses 114 to 125|
|Schedules 2 and 3||Schedule 12|
|Clauses 23 to 28||Clauses 126 and 127|
|Schedule 4||Schedule 13|
|Clauses 29 to 74||Clause 128|
|Schedule 5||Schedule 14|
|Clauses 75 to 104||Clause 129|
|Schedule 6||Schedule 15|
|Clause 105||Clauses 130 to 140|
|Schedule 7||Schedule 16|
|Clauses 106 to 109||Clauses 141 to 144|
|Schedule 8||Schedule 17|
|Clauses 110 and 111||Clauses 145 to 152|
|Schedule 9||Schedule 18|
|Clause 112||Clauses 153 to 159;|
the motion was agreed to.
8. Crime and Disorder Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments and with a privilege amendment; it was ordered that the amendments be printed. (HL Bill 131)
9. Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) (Amendment) Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.
10. European Parliamentary Elections BillThe House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 and 2); the House was resumed.
11. Statute Law (Repeals) Bill [HL] The Bill was reported from the Joint Committee with an amendment and re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House; it was ordered that the Bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 132)
12. Road Traffic Reduction (National Targets) BillThe report was received; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 3).
The House was adjourned during pleasure.
The House was resumed.
13. European Parliamentary Elections BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed after Amendment 14.
The House was adjourned at twenty minutes before ten oclock
till tomorrow, two oclock for judicial business, three oclock for public business.