House of Lords Journal 232 (Session 1998-99)


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1998-99

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Friday 21 May 1999

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Irvine of Lairg, L.
(Lord Chancellor)

Ackner, L.
Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Addison, V.
Ahmed, L.
Ailsa, M.
Alexander of Tunis, E.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Anelay of St. Johns, B.
Annaly, L.
Annan, L.
Archer of Weston-Super-Mare, L.
Ashburton, L.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Belhaven and Stenton, L.
Biddulph, L.
Birdwood, L.
Blatch, B.
Blyth, L.
Borrie, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Bridges, L.
Brightman, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Bruce of Donington, L.
Burlison, L.
Burnham, L.
Butterfield, L.
Butterworth, L.
Cadman, L.
Caithness, E.
Calverley, L.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Carew, L.
Carlisle, E.
Carter, L.
Chalfont, L.
Chalker of Wallasey, B.
Charteris of Amisfield, L.
Chorley, L.
Christopher, L.
Clancarty, E.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Cledwyn of Penrhos, L.
Cockfield, L.
Cocks of Hartcliffe, L.
Colwyn, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Cork and Orrery, E.
Cox, B.
Craigavon, V.
Crawley, B.
Dahrendorf, L.
David, B.
Davidson, V.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Denbigh, E.
Denman, L.
Dholakia, L.
Dixon, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Drogheda, E.
Eccles, V.
Effingham, E.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Enniskillen, E.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Falconer of Thoroton, L.
Falkland, V.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Fitt, L.
Flather, B.
Gage, V.
Gainford, L.
Gainsborough, E.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geraint, L.
Gilbert, L.
Gladwin of Clee, L.
Glanusk, L.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Grenfell, L.
Grey, E.
Hacking, L.
Halsbury, E.
Hampden, V.
Hankey, L.
Harris of Greenwich, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harrowby, E.
Haskel, L.
Hayhoe, L.
Healey, L.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Holderness, L.
HolmPatrick, L.
Hooper, B.
Howe, E.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Jacobs, L.
Jopling, L.
Kennet, L.
Kilmarnock, L.
Kimball, L.
Laming, L.
Leathers, V.
Leigh, L.
Listowel, E.
Longford, E.
Lucas of Chilworth, L.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
Mackay of Ardbrecknish, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McNair, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Mancroft, L.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Meston, L.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Milner of Leeds, L.
Minto, E.
Mishcon, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monk Bretton, L.
Monkswell, L.
Montague of Oxford, L.
Montrose, D.
Morris of Castle Morris, L.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Mountevans, L.
Munster, E.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Nathan, L.
Newall, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Noel-Buxton, L.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
Norton, L.
Nunburnholme, L.
O’Cathain, B.
Oxfuird, V.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Peel, E.
Peston, L.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.
Plumb, L.
Prys-Davies, L.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rathcavan, L.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Reay, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rees, L.
Renton of Mount Harry, L.

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Renwick, L.
Richard, L.
Richardson, L.
Rix, L.
Rotherwick, L.
Russell, E.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St. John of Fawsley, L.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Shannon, E.
Shaughnessy, L.
Shore of Stepney, L.
Simon, V.
Skelmersdale, L.
Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
Southwark, Bp.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Stewartby, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Swansea, L.
Swinfen, L.
Teviot, L.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tope, L.
Trefgarne, L.
Trumpington, B.
Tweeddale, M.
Uddin, B.
Vivian, L.
Waddington, L.
Walker of Doncaster, L.
Warner, L.
Weatherill, L.
Westbury, L.
Wharton, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Winchilsea and Nottingham, E.
Wise, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.

Judicial Business

1.Regina v. Jackson (Petitioner)—The petition of John Thomas Jackson praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 29th April).
2.Regina v. District Court Martial at Bulford and another (Respondents) ex parte Bowyer (A.P.) (Petitioner)—The petitioner’s legal aid certificate was lodged.

Papers

3.Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

Draft International Copper Study Group (Legal Capacities) Order 1999.

4.Negative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

Civil Aviation (Navigation Services Charges) (Third Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the Civil Aviation Act 1982.

(1412)

5.Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

New Regulations and Amendments to the Queen’s Regulations for the Royal Air Force: Chapter 48, laid under the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917.

Public Business

6.Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Renton of Mount Harry that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
7.Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill—A bill to make provision about pensions and social security; to make provision for reducing under-occupation of dwellings by housing benefit claimants; to authorise certain expenditure by the Secretary of State having responsibility for social security; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 62)
8.Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 62–EN)
9.Protection of Children Bill—It was moved by the Lord Laming that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
10.Draft Local Government (Organisation and Standards) Bill—A message was brought from the Commons that they have come to the following resolution, to which they desire the concurrence of this House: That it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider the draft Local Government (Organisation and Standards) Bill published in the Command Paper entitled Local Leadership, Local Choice (Cm. 4298), and that the Committee should report by 31st July 1999.
11.Obscenity Bill [HL]—The report was received.
12.Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (Amendment) Order 1999—It was moved by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton that the draft Order laid before the House on 30th March be approved; the motion was agreed to.

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13.Social Security Commissioners (Procedure) Regulations 1999—It was moved by the Lord Chancellor that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21st April be approved; the motion was agreed to.
14.Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) (Amendment) Regulations 1999—It was moved by the Baroness Amos that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 4th May be approved; the motion was agreed to.
15.Unfair Dismissal and Statement of Reasons for Dismissal (Variation of Qualifying Period) Order 1999—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the draft Order laid before the House on 28th April be approved; the motion was agreed to.
16.Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 1999—It was moved by the Lord Gilbert that the draft Order laid before the House on 6th May be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

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