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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 6° Julii 1998

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Manchester.

Judicial Business

1. Glasgow City Council and others (Respondents) v. Marshall and others (Appellants) (Scotland)— The appeal of Jessica Marshall, Christina Bolye, Mary Hamilton, Mary Pietryga, Mary Anderson, Carol Ann Campbell, Margaret Sutton-Hibbert and Alexander Morrow was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 17th August next.

2. T G A Chapman Limited and others (Respondents) v. Christopher and others (Appellants)— The petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 5th August next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

3. Appeal Committee—The following Orders were made pursuant to the 79th Report:

    Swiggs and others (Respondents) v. Nagarajan (A.P.) (Petitioner)— That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 20th July next.

    Gregory (A.P.) (Petitioner) v. Portsmouth City Council (Respondents)— That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 20th July next.

Papers

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

    1. Transport—Proposed Amendments to Articles 5, 10 and 18 of the Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be used for such Carriage (ATP) 1970;      (3998)

    2. Social Security—Children First: a new approach to child support: Government consultation document.      (3992)

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

    1. Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 1998, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988;      (1563)

    2. North Bolton Sixth Form College and South College, Bolton (Dissolution) Order 1998, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.      (1608)

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

    1. Accounts for 1997-98 of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Atomic Energy Authority Act 1954;

    2. Accounts for 1996-97 of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Marshall Aid Commemoration Act 1953;

    3. Regulations of the Defence Council amending the Queen’s Regulations for the Royal Air Force (Fourth Edition), laid under the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917.

Public Business

7. Registered Establishments (Scotland) Bill—The bill was read a third time and passed.

8. Northern Ireland (Sentences) Bill—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; an amendment was agreed to; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); the House was resumed for a statement; the House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; an amendment was negatived; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed.

9. Private Hire Vehicles (London) Bill—A bill to provide for licensing and regulation of private hire vehicles, and drivers and operators of such vehicles, within the metropolitan police district and the City of London; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 135)

10. Waste Minimisation Bill—A bill to enable certain local authorities to make arrangements to minimise the generation of waste in their area; and for related purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 136)

11. Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) (Amendment) Bill [HL]— The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to.

12. Pesticides Bill—The bill was returned from the Commons with the amendment agreed to.

13. Data Protection Bill [HL]— The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments and with a privilege amendment; it was ordered that the Commons amendments be printed. (HL Bill 137)

14. Tourism in the North West—The Lord Morris of Manchester asked Her Majesty’s Government what new help they are considering to promote in-bound tourism to the North West; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey.

15. Northern Ireland (Sentences) 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 and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 138)

The House was adjourned at twenty-five minutes before midnight

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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