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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 7° Julii 1998

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Manchester.

Judicial Business

1. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Iyadurai (Petitioner)— The petition of Thayaparan Iyadurai praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

2. Runghaswami (a patient suing by his father and next friend Maurice Runghaswami) (A.P.) (Petitioner) v. London Buses Limited (Respondents)— The petition praying that the determination by the Clerk of the Parliaments of the petitioner’s costs might be reviewed, was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

Papers

3. Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 68)— The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 3rd July, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 1998, laid under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978;      (1600)

    2. Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) (Scotland) Order 1998, laid under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975;      (1601)

    3. New Opportunities Fund (Specification of Initiatives) Order 1998, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.      (1598)

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

    1. Industrial Development—Accounts for 1996-97 of the Industrial Development Board for Northern Ireland, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland (laid on 3rd July);      (3987)

    2. Marshall Aid—Report for October 1996 to September 1997 of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission;      (3979)

    3. Social Exclusion—Report by the Social Exclusion Unit on Rough Sleeping.      (4008)

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

    1. Education (Start of Compulsory School Age) Order 1998, laid under the Education Act 1996;      (1607)

    2. (i)      Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Serbia (Freezing of Funds) Regulations 1998—      (1643)

    (ii) Organic Farming (Aid) (Amendment) Regulations 1998—      (1606)

    laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

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

    1. Statement on the remuneration of the Chairman and members of the Covent Garden Market Authority, laid under the Covent Garden Act 1961 (laid on 6th July);

    2. Accounts for January 1997 to March 1998 of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Criminal Appeal Act 1995 (laid on 6th July);

    3. Accounts for 1997-98 of the English Tourist Board, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Development of Tourism Act 1969;

    4. Accounts for 1997-98 of the Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Education Act 1997;

    5. Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland on Special Education in Northern Ireland, laid under the Audit (Northern Ireland) Order 1987;

    6. Report and Accounts for 1997-98 of the Defence Bills Agency, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921;

    7. Statement of Guarantee given by the Secretary of State for Health on loans proposed to be raised by Ashford & St Peters Hospital NHS Trust, laid under the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990;

    8. Report and Accounts for 1997-98 of Castle Vale Housing Action Trust, laid under the Housing Act 1988;

    9. Accounts for 1997-98 of the Development Board for Rural Wales, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Development of Rural Wales Act 1976.

Select Committee Report

7. Statutory Instruments—The 40th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (No. 2) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/1582);

      Draft Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (Amendment) Regulations 1998;

      Draft Security for Private Road Works (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1998;

      Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) Amendment Regulations 1998;

      Draft Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) Rules 1998;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 128)

Public Business

8. Teaching and Higher Education Bill [HL]— The Commons reasons were considered; a motion not to insist on a Lords amendment in lieu to which the Commons have disagreed but to propose an amendment in lieu of words left out of the bill was moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; then the Lords amendment in lieu was not insisted on and the original Commons amendment was agreed to; a motion not to insist on disagreement to a Commons amendment on which the Commons have insisted but to propose an amendment in lieu of the words so left out of the bill was agreed to (see division list 1); then the bill was returned to the Commons with an amendment.

9. School Standards and Framework Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 2); further consideration on report was adjourned.

10. Welfare of Livestock (Amendment) Regulations 1998—It was moved by the Lord Hoyle that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21st May be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

11. Air Carrier Liability Order 1998—It was moved by the Baroness Hayman that the draft Order laid before the House on 23rd June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

12. Deregulation (Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles) Order 1998—It was moved by the Baroness Hayman that the draft Order laid before the House on 8th June be approved; the motion was agreed to.

13. School Standards and Framework Bill— The bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 139)

The House was adjourned at three minutes before eleven o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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