HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Martis 30° Junii 1998
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Manchester.
1. Christopher Moran Holdings Limited (Respondents) v. Bairstow and another (Appellants) The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
2. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
Arts and LibrariesReport on the future of the Lyric theatre, London by Sir Richard Eyre. ()
3. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
Draft Security for Private Road Works (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1998.
4. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Social Security Amendment (Personal Allowances for Children) Regulations 1998, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992; (1541)
2. Local Authorities (Goods and Services) (Public Bodies) (No.4) Order 1998, laid under the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970; (1574)
3. (i) Special Health Authorities (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (1576)
(ii) Special Health Authorities (Establishment and Constitution Orders) Amendment Order 1998 (1577)
laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;
4. Telecommunications (Open Network Provision) (Voice Telephony) Regulations 1998, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. (1580)
5. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Report and Accounts for 1997-98 of the Financial Services Authority, laid under the Financial Services Act 1996;
2. Report for 1997-98 of the Commissioner for the Rights of Trade Union Members and Commissioner for Protection Against Unlawful Industrial Action, laid under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
3. Report and Accounts for 1997-98 of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973.
Select Committee Report
6. Statutory InstrumentsThe 39th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:
Draft Community Drivers Hours and Recording Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 1998;
Draft Houses in Multiple Occupation (Charges for Registration Schemes) Regulations 1998;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 125)
7. Pesticides BillThe bill was read a third time and passed and returned to the Commons with an amendment.
8. School Standards and Framework BillThe report was received; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 to 4); amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; further consideration on report was adjourned.
9. Council of EuropeThe Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede asked Her Majestys Government what plans they have to promote the work of the Council of Europe; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean.
10. School Standards and Framework BillThe bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; further consideration on report was adjourned after Amendment 88.
The House was adjourned at twenty-nine minutes past eleven oclock
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.