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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 9° Julii 1998

The House met at three o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Manchester.

Judicial Business

1. Memec PLC (Petitioners) v. Commissioners of Inland Revenue (Respondents)— The petition of Memec plc praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

2. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Simms (A.P.) (Appellant)—

3. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte O’Brien (A.P.) (Appellant)—

    The petition of the appellants praying that the appeals be consolidated, that they be allowed to lodge one statement and appendix, and be jointly represented in respect of the two appeals and that the respondents have leave to lodge one case in answer thereto (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented and it was ordered as prayed.

4. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Simms (A.P.) (Appellant)—

5. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte O’Brien (A.P.) (Appellant)—

    (Consolidated appeals)—

    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.

6. Appeal Committee—The 82nd Report was made; the Appeal Committee reported that they had met and had heard Counsel; the Report was agreed to and the following Order was made:

    Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Khan (A.P.) (Petitioner)— That leave to appeal be refused, and that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988.

Papers

7. Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Draft Health and Safety at Work (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998.

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

    1. Control of Pollution (Channel Tunnel Rail Link) Regulations 1998, laid under the Water Resources Act 1991;      (1649)

    2. Charities (Royal Russell School) Order 1998, laid under the Charities Act 1993;      (—)

    3. Sports Grounds and Sporting Events (Designation) (Scotland) Amendment Order 1998, laid under the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995;      (1659)

    4. (i)      Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1998—      (1497)

    (ii) St Mary’s Music School (Aided Places) Amendment Regulations 1998—      (1498)

    laid under the Education (Scotland) Act 1980;

    5. (i)      Cambridgeshire College of Agriculture and Horticulture (Dissolution) Order 1998—      (1651)

    (ii) Newton Rigg College, Penrith (Dissolution) Order 1998—      (1652)

    (iii) High Peak College, Buxton (Dissolution) Order 1998—      (1653)

    (iv) Airedale and Wharfedale College (Dissolution) Order 1998—      (1654)

    (v) Basford Hall College, Nottingham (Dissolution) Order 1998—      (1655)

    (vi) East Birmingham College (Dissolution) Order 1998—      (1656)

    (vii) Harrogate College (Dissolution) Order 1998—      (1657)

    laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.

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

    1. Statement of guarantee given by the Treasury on loans proposed to be raised by the British Coal Corporation, laid under the Coal Industry Nationalisation Act 1946;

    2. Welsh local government financial statistics for 1997, laid under the Local Government Act 1972;

    3. Scheme made by the County Council of Pembrokeshire, laid under the Welsh Church Act 1914;

    4. Accounts for 1996-97 of the British Museum, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Museums and Galleries Act 1992;

    5. Report and Accounts for 1997-98 of the—

    (i) Scottish Court Service—

    (ii) Logistics Information Systems Agency—

    laid under the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921.

Private Business

10. Tamar Bridge Bill—The bill was reported from the Select Committee with amendments and a Special Report was made; the Queen’s consent was signified; the Chairman of Committees directed pursuant to Private Business Standing Order 121(1)(b) that the bill be not re-committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee; it was ordered that the Special Report be printed. (HL Paper 129)

Public Business

11. Royal Assent—The Lord Chancellor notified the Queen’s Assent to the following Acts:

Registered Establishments (Scotland) Actc.25
Pesticides Actc.26
Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) (Amendment) Actc.27

12. Competition 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 140)

13. Government of Wales Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendment were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 and 2); amendments were agreed to; further consideration on report was adjourned.

14. Appropriation (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998—It was moved by the Lord Dubs that the draft Order laid before the House on 16th June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

15. Government of Wales Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 141)

The House was adjourned at twenty-seven minutes before eleven o’clock

till tomorrow, eleven o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

 
 
 
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