House of Lords Journal 232 (Session 1998-99)

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Friday 7 May 1999

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Aberdare, L.
Ackner, L.
Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Aldington, L.
Alexander of Tunis, E.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Anelay of St. Johns, B.
Annaly, L.
Annan, L.
Archer of Weston-Super-Mare, L.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Belhaven and Stenton, L.
Berkeley, L.
Biddulph, L.
Blatch, B.
Blyth, L.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bridges, L.
Brightman, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Bruce of Donington, L.
Bruntisfield, L.
Burlison, L.
Buscombe, B.
Butterworth, L.
Byford, B.
Cadman, L.

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Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Carlisle, E.
Carter, L.
Clancarty, E.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cocks of Hartcliffe, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crawley, B.
Davidson, V.
Davies of Coity, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Donegall, M.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Drogheda, E.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Enniskillen, E.
Exeter, Bp.
Ezra, L.
Falkland, V.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Ferrers, E.
Fookes, B.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Freeman, L.
Freyberg, L.
Gainford, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geddes, L.
Geraint, L.
Gladwin of Clee, L.
Goodhart, L.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Grenfell, L.
Grey, E.
Hacking, L.
Halsbury, E.
Harris of Greenwich, L.
Haskel, L.
Hayhoe, L.
Hemphill, L.
Henley, L.
Holderness, L.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes, L.
Imbert, L.
Islwyn, L.
Jacobs, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jellicoe, E.
Kenilworth, L.
Kennet, L.
Kingsland, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Leathers, V.
Leigh, L.
Listowel, E.
Longford, E.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
McNair, L.
Maddock, B.
Marsh, L.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Meston, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Milner of Leeds, L.
Molloy, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monkswell, L.
Montgomery of Alamein, V.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Mountevans, L.
Moynihan, L.
Munster, E.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Napier and Ettrick, L.
Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.
Noel-Buxton, L.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
Norton, L.
Patten, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Peston, L.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Quirk, L.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rathcavan, L.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Renton, L.
Renwick, L.
Richard, L.
Richardson, L.
Ryder of Warsaw, B.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
St. John of Fawsley, L.
Sandberg, L.
Seccombe, B.
Selsdon, L.
Shannon, E.
Shaughnessy, L.
Shore of Stepney, L.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Stewartby, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strathcarron, L.
Swinfen, L.
Taylor of Warwick, L.
Teviot, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thornton, B.
Tordoff, L.
Trefgarne, L.
Trumpington, B.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Vivian, L.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Weatherill, L.
Wharton, B.
Wigoder, L.
Wilberforce, L.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Wise, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Exeter.


1.Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Air Services—
(i)Montreal Protocol No. 4 to amend the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules relating to International Carriage by Air signed at Warsaw on 12th October 1929 as amended by the Protocol done at The Hague on 28 September 1955;


(ii)Agreement between the United Kingdom and Hong Kong concerning Air Services;(4336)
2.Competition Commission—Report on the proposed merger of Rockwool Limited and Owens-Corning Building Products (UK) Limited.
2.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Warehousekeepers and Owners of Warehoused Goods Regulations 1999, laid under the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979;

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2.Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Midland Metro T69 Vehicles) (Exemption No. 2) Order 1999, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;
3.Child Support Commissioners (Procedure) Regulations 1999, laid under the Child Support Act 1991.
3.Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

Scheme made by the County Council of Flintshire under section 19 of the Welsh Church Act 1914, laid under that Act.

Public Business

4.Border Controls (ECC Report)—It was moved by the Lord Wallace of Saltaire that this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Schengen and the United Kingdom’s Border Controls (7th Report, HL Paper 37); after debate, the motion was agreed to.
5.Greater London Authority Bill—A bill to establish and make provision about the Greater London Authority, the Mayor of London and the London Assembly; to make provision in relation to London borough councils and the Common Council of the City of London with respect to matters consequential on the establishment of the Greater London Authority; to make provision with respect to the functions of other local authorities and statutory bodies exercising functions in Greater London; to make provision about transport and road traffic in and around Greater London; to make provision about policing in Greater London and to make an adjustment of the metropolitan police district; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 54)
6.Greater London Authority Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 54–EN)
7.Obscenity Bill [HL]—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; 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 55)
8.Aeroplane Noise Regulations 1999—It was moved by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14th April be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
9.European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Framework Agreement for Trade and Cooperation between the European Community and its Member States and the Republic of Korea) Order 1999—It was moved by the Lord Carter that the draft Order laid before the House on 21st April be approved; the motion was agreed to.
10.European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States and the United Mexican States) Order 1999—It was moved by the Lord Carter that the draft Order laid before the House on 26th April be approved; the motion was agreed to.
11.Potato Industry Development Council (Amendment) Order 1999—It was moved by the Lord Carter that the draft Order laid before the House on 13th April be approved; the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at three minutes before two o’clock
to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.