HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Lunae 12° Octobris 1998
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Norwich.
1. Lord WarnerNorman Reginald Warner Esquire, having been created Baron Warner, of Brockley in the London Borough of Lewisham, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 29th July 1998, was introduced between the Baroness Castle of Blackburn and the Lord Williams of Mostyn, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and made and subscribed the solemn affirmation pursuant to statute.
2. Baroness Richardson of CalowThe Reverend Kathleen Margaret Richardson OBE, having been created Baroness Richardson of Calow, of Calow in the County of Derbyshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 3rd August 1998, was introduced between the Lord Soper and the Lord Murray of Epping Forest, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
3. Hurst (Petitioner) v. Bryk and others (Respondents) The petition of Robert Alfred Hurst praying for leave to present an appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order I has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
4. Regina v. West Dorset District Council (Respondents) ex parte Searle (Petitioner) (lodged 2nd October) The petition of Catherine Searle praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
5. Regina v. Cambridge City Council (Respondents) ex parte Lane (Petitioner) The petition of Simon Lane praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
6. B (by his mother and next friend) (Petitioner) v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent) The petition of B praying for an extension of time within which the petition may be lodged and for leave to appeal in accordance with the Administration of Justice Act 1960, was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
7. Swiggs and others (Respondents) v. Nagarajan (A.P.) (Appellant) The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
8. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Salem (A.P.) (Appellant) 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 4th November next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
9. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Human RightsFramework Convention for the protection of national minorities; (4059)
2. FinanceGovernment response to the 43rd and 44th Reports of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee. (4060)
10. Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 68) The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 9th October, were ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Crime and Disorder Strategies (Prescribed Descriptions) Order 1998, laid under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998; (2452)
2. (i) Rail Vehicle (Exemption Applications) Regulations 1998 (2457)
(ii) Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 1998 (2456)
laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;
3. Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, laid under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974; (2451)
4. Welsh Development Agency (Membership) Order 1998, laid under the Welsh Development Agency Act 1975; (2490)
5. Housing Benefit (Recovery of Overpayments) Amendment Regulations 1998, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992; (2454)
6. Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment Regulations 1998, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992. (2455)
11. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Rules 1998, laid under the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989; (2504)
2. Crime and Disorder Strategies (Prescribed Descriptions) (Amendment) Order 1998, laid under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998; (2513)
3. Statute made by Christs College, Cambridge on 13th March, laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923. ()
12. European Parliamentary Elections BillThe report was received; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 and 2); amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
13. KosovoThe Baroness Ludford asked Her Majestys Government what action by the European Union and its international partners they are seeking in order to secure peace and justice in Kosovo; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean.
The House was adjourned at twenty-five minutes past eight oclock
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.