House of Lords Journal 232 (Session 1998-99)


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Thursday 11 November 1999

The House met at three o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Irvine of Lairg, L.
(Lord Chancellor)

Aberdare, L.
Ackner, L.
Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Addison, V.
Ahmed, L.
Ailesbury, M.
Ailsa, M.
Alanbrooke, V.
Aldington, L.
Alexander of Tunis, E.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Anelay of St. Johns, B.
Annaly, L.
Annan, L.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Archer of Weston-Super-Mare, L.
Arran, E.
Ashbourne, L.
Ashley of Stoke, L.
Ashton of Upholland, B.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Bach, L.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Baldwin of Bewdley, E.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Bathurst, E.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Belhaven and Stenton, L.
Berkeley, L.
Biffen, L.
Birdwood, L.
Blatch, B.
Blease, L.
Bledisloe, V.
Blyth, L.
Boardman, L.
Borrie, L.
Boston, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Bowness, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bragg, L.
Braybrooke, L.
Brett, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Brightman, L.
Brigstocke, B.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Bruce of Donington, L.
Buckinghamshire, E.
Burlison, L.
Burnham, L.
Burns, L.
Burton, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Cadman, L.
Caithness, E.
Calverley, L.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Carlile of Berriew, L.
Carlisle, E.
Carnock, L.
Carrick, E.
Carter, L.
Cathcart, E.
Chalfont, L.
Chandos, V.
Chesham, L.
Chorley, L.
Christopher, L.
Clancarty, E.
Clanwilliam, E.
Clark of Kempston, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Cledwyn of Penrhos, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Clifford of Chudleigh, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cobbold, L.
Cocks of Hartcliffe, L.
Coleridge, L.
Colville of Culross, V.
Colwyn, L.
Cooke of Thorndon, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Courtown, E.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Cranborne, V.
Cranbrook, E.
Crathorne, L.
Crawley, B.
Crickhowell, L.
Cross, V.
Currie of Marylebone, L.
Dahrendorf, L.
Darcy de Knayth, B.
Dartmouth, E.
David, B.
Davidson, V.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
De L’Isle, V.
Dean of Harptree, L.
Denbigh, E.
Denham, L.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Dilhorne, V.
Donoughue, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Downshire, M.
Drogheda, E.
Dulverton, L.
Dundee, E.
Dunleath, L.
Eatwell, L.
Eccles, V.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Eden of Winton, L.
Elder, L.
Elibank, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Ezra, L.
Falconer of Thoroton, L.
Falkland, V.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Feldman, L.
Ferrers, E.
Filkin, L.
Fitt, L.
Flather, B.
Fookes, B.
Forsyth of Drumlean, L.
Gage, V.
Gainford, L.
Gainsborough, E.
Gale, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Gavron, L.
Geddes, L.
Geraint, L.
Gilbert, L.
Gladwyn, L.
Glanusk, L.
Glenarthur, L.
Goldsmith, L.
Goodhart, L.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Gray, L.
Greenway, L.
Greenwood, V.
Grenfell, L.
Gretton, L.
Grey, E.
Hacking, L.
Hanworth, V.
Hardy of Wath, L.
Harris of Greenwich, L.

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Harris of Haringey, L.
Harrison, L.
Hastings, L.
Hayhoe, L.
Hayman, B.
Hemphill, L.
Henley, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hives, L.
Hogg, B.
Holme of Cheltenham, L.
HolmPatrick, L.
Hood, V.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Hope of Craighead, L.
Howe, E.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Hutchinson of Lullington, L.
Iddesleigh, E.
Inchcape, E.
Ironside, L.
Jacobs, L.
Jauncey of Tullichettle, L.
Jay of Paddington, B.
Jenkins of Hillhead, L.
Jenkins of Putney, L.
Jopling, L.
Judd, L.
Kenilworth, L.
Kennet, L.
Keyes, L.
Kilbracken, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kinloss, Ly.
Kinnoull, E.
Kintore, E.
Kirkham, L.
Kitchener, E.
Laird, L.
Laming, L.
Lansdowne, M.
Lauderdale, E.
Lawrence, L.
Layton, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Leathers, V.
Leigh, L.
Lichfield, Bp.
Limerick, E.
Lincoln, Bp.
Lipsey, L.
Listowel, E.
Liverpool, E.
Lockwood, B.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
Londesborough, L.
Long, V.
Longford, E.
Lovell-Davis, L.
Lucas of Chilworth, L.
Luke, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
McConnell, L.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
Mackay of Drumadoon, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
MacLaurin of Knebworth, L.
McNair, L.
Mancroft, L.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Marks of Broughton, L.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Methuen, L.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Millett, L.
Mills, V.
Milner of Leeds, L.
Milverton, L.
Mishcon, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monckton of Brenchley, V.
Monk Bretton, L.
Monkswell, L.
Monro of Langholm, L.
Monson, L.
Montagu of Beaulieu, L.
Monteagle of Brandon, L.
Montgomery of Alamein, V.
Montrose, D.
Morris, L.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Mountevans, L.
Moyne, L.
Munster, E.
Murray of Epping Forest, L.
Napier and Ettrick, L.
Napier of Magdâla, L.
Nelson, E.
Newall, L.
Nicol, B.
Noel-Buxton, L.
Norfolk, D.
Norrie, L.
Northbourne, L.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
Norton, L.
Norton of Louth, L.
Nunburnholme, L.
O’Cathain, B.
Onslow, E.
Orme, L.
Oxford, Bp.
Oxfuird, V.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Patel, L.
Paul, L.
Pender, L.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Peston, L.
Phillimore, L.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Platt of Writtle, B.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Porter of Luddenham, L.
Portland, E.
Prior, L.
Quirk, L.
Radnor, E.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rathcavan, L.
Rawlings, B.
Rea, L.
Reay, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Rennell, L.
Renton, L.
Renwick, L.
Richard, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Rochester, L.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Roll of Ipsden, L.
Rotherwick, L.
Rowallan, L.
Russell, E.
Russell-Johnston, L.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St. John of Fawsley, L.
Saint Oswald, L.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
Sandberg, L.
Sandford, L.
Sandwich, E.
Sawyer, L.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Seaford, L.
Seccombe, B.
Selsdon, L.
Sewel, L.
Shannon, E.
Shaughnessy, L.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Shepherd, L.
Shrewsbury, E.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Slim, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Southwark, Bp.
Stanley of Alderley, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strange, B.
Strathclyde, L.
Sudeley, L.
Suffolk and Berkshire, E.
Swansea, L.
Swinfen, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Tanlaw, L.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Tenby, V.
Teviot, L.
Teynham, L.
Thatcher, B.

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Thomas of Gwydir, L.
Thomas of Swynnerton, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thornton, B.
Thurlow, L.
Thurso, V.
Tordoff, L.
Torphichen, L.
Torrington, V.
Trenchard, V.
Trumpington, B.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Ullswater, V.
Vivian, L.
Waddington, L.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walpole, L.
Walton of Detchant, L.
Warner, L.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Weatherill, L.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Wedgwood, L.
Westbury, L.
Westmorland, E.
Wharton, B.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wigoder, L.
Wilberforce, L.
Wilcox, B.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williams of Mostyn, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Winston, L.
Wise, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Young, B.
Young of Old Scone, B.
Zouche of Haryngworth, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Lincoln.

Judicial Business

1.Comninos (Petitioner) v. Prudential Assurance Company Limited (Respondents) and one other action—The petition of Constantine Emanuel Comninos praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.


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

Foreign and Commonwealth Office—Government response to the 5th Report from the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on Foreign and Commonwealth Office Resources.


3.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Housing (Right to Acquire) (Discount) (Amendment) Order 1999, laid under the Housing Act 1996;
2.Price Marking Order 1999, laid under the Prices Act 1974.

Public Business

4.House of Lords Bill—The bill was returned from the Commons earlier this day with certain amendments disagreed to with reasons for such disagreement, and with the remaining amendments agreed to; the Commons reasons were printed pursuant to Standing Order 50 (HL Bill 103); the Commons reasons were considered forthwith; a motion not to insist on a Lords amendment and to propose an amendment in lieu was (by leave of the House) withdrawn; then the Lords amendment was not insisted on; and the remaining Lords amendments were not insisted on.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

5.Royal Commission—The Lords Commissioners being seated, the Lord Chancellor in the middle with the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Jay of Paddington) and the Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank on his right-hand and the Lord Strathclyde and the Lord Weatherill 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.
6.Royal Assent—The following Acts received Royal Assent:
 Food Standards Actc. 28
 Greater London Authority Actc. 29
 Welfare Reform and Pensions Actc. 30
 Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Actc. 31
 Mental Health (Amendment) (Scotland) Actc. 32
 Immigration and Asylum Actc. 33
 House of Lords Actc. 34
7.The Queen’s Speech—The Queen’s Speech was delivered by the Lord Chancellor.
8.Prorogation—Parliament was prorogued to Wednesday, 17th November instant.