HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Jovis 19° Novembris 1998
The House met at three oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Blackburn.
1. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
Crown DependenciesReview of Financial Regulation in the Crown Dependencies (in 4 Parts). (4109)
2. Affirmative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Draft Police Act 1997 (Authorisation of Action in Respect of Property) (Code of Practice) Order 1998;
2. Draft Police Act 1997 (Notification of Authorisations etc.) Order 1998.
3. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. National Health Service (General Medical Services) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1998, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977; (2838)
2. Commercial Agents (Council Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 1998, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. (2868)
4. Northern Ireland BillThe bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.
5. Registration of Political Parties BillThe bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.
The House was adjourned during pleasure.
The House was resumed.
6. Royal CommissionThe Lords Commissioners being seated, the Lord Chancellor in the middle with the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Jay of Paddington) and the Lord Chalfont on his right-hand and the Viscount Cranborne and the Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank on his left and the Commons being present at the Bar with their Speaker, the Commission for Royal Assent and Prorogation dated this day was read.
7. Royal AssentThe following Acts received Royal Assent:
|Statute Law (Repeals) Act||c.||43|
|Waste Minimisation Act||c.||44|
|Regional Development Agencies Act||c.||45|
|Northern Ireland Act||c.||47|
|Registration of Political Parties Act||c.||48|
8. The Queens SpeechThe Queens Speech was delivered by the Lord Chancellor.
9. ProrogationParliament was prorogued to Tuesday, 24th November instant.