HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Jovis 5° Novembris 1998
The House met at three oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Lichfield.
1. Leave of AbsenceLeave of absence was granted to the Lord Chancellor for Friday 6th and Monday 9th November.
2. Burridge (Respondent) v. London Borough of Harrow (Appellants) and others (England) The appeal of the London Borough of Harrow was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 10th December next. It was also ordered that the appellants be allowed to prosecute the appeal without giving the usual security for costs as required by Standing Order.
3. Inco Europe Limited and others (Petitioners) v. First Choice Distribution (a firm) and others (Respondents) (lodged 29th October) The petition of Inco Europe Limited, Inco Alloys Limited and Inco Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
4. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Salem (A.P.) (Appellant) (lodged 4th November) 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 18th November next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
5. In re Allison (A.P.) (Petitioner) (application for a writ of Habeas Corpus) The petitioners legal aid certificate was lodged.
6. In re Allison (A.P.) (Petitioner) (application for a writ of Habeas Corpus) (Second petition) The petitioners legal aid certificate was lodged.
7. In re Hatton (A.P.) (Petitioner) (application for a writ of Habeas Corpus) The petitioners legal aid certificate was lodged.
8. Instrument withdrawnThe following instrument, laid before the House on 29th October, was withdrawn:
Draft Civil Procedure (Modification of Enactments) Order 1998.
9. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. ChildrenGovernment Response to the Childrens Safeguards Review (the Utting Report); (4105)
2. DefenceDefence Diversification: getting the most out of defence technology, proposals for a Defence Diversification Agency: Government proposals. (4088)
10. Affirmative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Draft Civil Procedure (Modification of Enactments) Order 1998;
2. Draft Functions of Traffic Wardens (Scotland) Order 1998.
11. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Education (School Information) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 1998, laid under the Education Act 1996; (2697)
2. Protection of Wrecks (Designation No. 2) Order 1998, laid under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973. (2708)
12. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Report for 1997-98 of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, laid under the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984;
2. Report and Accounts for 1997-98 of the Economic and Social Research Council, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Science and Technology Act 1965.
13. Registration of Political Parties BillThe House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported without amendment.
14. Social policyThe Earl Russell asked Her Majestys Government what is their response to the open letter from members of the Social Policy Association published in The Guardian of 29th July; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Hollis of Heigham.
The House was adjourned at twenty-two minutes past eight oclock
till tomorrow, eleven oclock.