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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 14° Julii 1998

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford.

1. Oath—Donald Lord Macaulay of Bragar took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

Judicial Business

2. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Salem (A.P.) (Appellant) (lodged 13th July) (England)— The appeal of Fathi Salem Salem was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 25th August next.

3. Gregory (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Portsmouth City Council (Respondents) (England)— The appeal of Terence Raymond Gregory was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 25th August next.

4. McKnight (Her Majesty’s Inspector of Taxes) (Appellant) v. Sheppard (Respondent)— The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

5. Modahl (A.P.) (Appellant) v. British Athletic Federation Limited (Respondents)— The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 26th August next or to the third sitting day after the next ensuing meeting of the House (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

Papers

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

    1. BBC—Report and Accounts for 1997-98;      (—)

    2. Finance—Modern Public Services for Britain: Investing in Reform, Comprehensive Spending Review: New Public Spending Plans 1999-2002.      (4011)

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

    1. Jobseeker’s Allowance (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1998, laid under the Jobseeker’s Act 1995;      (1698)

    2. Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (City of Edinburgh) Designation Order 1998, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;      (1539)

    3. Children (Performances) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1998, laid under the Children and Young Persons Act 1933;      (1678)

    4. Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 1998, laid under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1998.      (1703)

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

    1. Report and Accounts for 1997-98 of the Highlands and Islands Airports Limited, laid under the Civil Aviation Act 1982;

    2. Report for 1998 of the Data Protection Registrar, laid under the Data Protection Act 1984;

    3. Report for 1997-98 of the Horserace Betting Levy Board and Horserace Totalisator Board, laid under the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963;

    4. Marriage, Divorce and Adoption Statistics for 1995, laid under the Registration Service Act 1953;

    5. Accounts for 1997-98 of the Crown Estate Commissioners, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Crown Estate Act 1961;

    6. Accounts for 1997-98 of the Highlands & Islands Enterprise Network, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990;

    7. Report and Accounts for 1997-98 of the Meteorological Office, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973;

    8. Report and Accounts, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, for 1997-98 of the:

    (i) Information Technology Services Agency—

    (ii) Contributions Agency—

    (iii) Benefits Agency—

    (iv) Child Support Agency—

    (v) War Pensions Agency—

    (vi) Defence Postal and Courier Services Agency—

laid under the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921;

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

Select Committee Report

9. Statutory Instruments—The 41st Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments; it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 131)

Private Business

10. Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council Bill [HL]— The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Public Business

11. Teaching and Higher Education Bill [HL]— The bill was returned from the Commons earlier this day with the Lords amendment in lieu of words left out of the bill disagreed to, with a reason for such disagreement; the Commons reason was printed under Standing Order 48 (HL Bill 144); the Commons reason was considered forthwith; it was moved that the House do not insist on its amendment in lieu to which the Commons have disagreed and do propose an amendment in lieu thereof; an amendment to the proposed amendment was moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; then the original motion was agreed to, and the bill was returned to the Commons with an amendment.

12. Scotland Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); the House was resumed.

13. Provincial repertory theatres—The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any proposals for reviving provincial repertory theatres; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey.

14. Scotland 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 amendment 121.

The House was adjourned at a quarter-before one o’clock

in the morning of Wednesday 15th July till later the same day,

half-past two o’clock in the afternoon.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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