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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 27° Octobris 1998

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford.

1. Bishop of Southwark—Thomas Frederick Lord Bishop of Southwark was introduced between the Lord Bishop of Chichester and the Lord Bishop of Oxford, and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

Papers

2. Command Paper—The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Arts and Libraries—Report for 1997 of the Royal Fine Art Commission.      (4042)

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

    1. Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 1998, laid under the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1997;      (2623)

    2. Mental Health (Hospital, Guardianship and Consent to Treatment) Amendment Regulations 1998, laid under the Mental Health Act 1983;       (2624)

    3. Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Welsh) (Amendment) Order 1998, laid under the Education Act 1996;       (2576)

    4. Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Regulations 1998, laid under the Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969.       (2573)

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

    1. Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland on the Industrial Development Board for Northern Ireland: Inward Investment, laid under the Audit (Northern Ireland) Order 1987;

    2. (i)      Report and Accounts for 1997-98 of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

    (ii) Accounts for 1997-98, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General:

    (a)      Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council—

    (b)      Research Councils’ Pension Scheme—

    laid under the Science and Technology Act 1965;

    3. Report and Accounts for 1997-98 of the Health and Safety Commission, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974;

    4. Accounts for 1997-98 of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Parliamentary and Other Pensions Act 1972.

Select Committee Report

5. Statutory Instruments—The 45th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

Draft Legal Advice and Assistance (Scope) (Amendment) Regulations 1998;

Draft Channel 4 (Application of Excess Revenues) Order 1998;

Draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 1998;

Draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 1998;

Draft Contracting Out (Functions in Relation to Insurance) Order 1998;

Draft Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Specified Organisations) Order 1998;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 149)

Public Business

6. Northern Ireland 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 158)

7. Salmon diseases—The Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish asked Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take to prevent the spread of Infectious Salmon Anaemia and gyrodactylus salaris into and within the United Kingdom; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Sewel.

The House was adjourned at nine minutes past eight o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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