Select Committee on Privileges First Report


MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

DIE MERCURII 28° JULII 1999

Present:


Boston of Faversham, L. Nathan, L.
Campbell of Alloway, L. Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Carter, L.Slynn of Hadley, L.
Cranborne, V. Strabolgi, L.
Glenamara, L. Strathclyde, L
Henley, L.Weatherill, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L Wigoder, L.



The Chairman of Committees (Lord Boston of Faversham) in the Chair.

    The Orders of Reference are read.

    It is moved, that for the purpose of hearing the references on the effect of the House of Lords Bill, the Committee should sit with three Lords of Appeal. The same is agreed to.

    It is moved, that the House be asked to approve a motion that, for the purpose of hearing the two references made to the Committee, the senior Lord of Appeal present be appointed Chairman; and that the Committee have leave to hear parties interested, by themselves, their counsel, agents, and witnesses so far as the Committee think fit. The same is agreed to.

    Ordered, That the Committee be adjourned to Thursday, the 14th October next, at a quarter-past Ten o'clock.


DIE JOVIS 14° OCTOBRIS 1999

Present:


Boston of Faversham, L. Nicholls of Birkenhead, L.
Campbell of Alloway, L. Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Cranborne, V.Slynn of Hadley, L.
Henley, L.Strabolgi, L.
Hope of Craighead, L. Strathclyde, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L. Wigoder, L.
Nathan, L



The Lord Slynn of Hadley in the Chair.

    The Order of Adjournment is read.

    The Committee deliberate.

    Counsel and Parties are called in.

    The Hon. Michael Beloff, QC, and Mr John Lofthouse (with the leave of Mr Attorney Morris) appear on behalf of the Rt Hon. the Lord Mayhew of Twysden, QC.

    The Rt Hon. the Lord Williams of Mostyn, QC, a member of the House, Her Majesty's Attorney General and Mr Philip Sales appear on behalf of Her Majesty's Government.

    Mr Beloff is heard.

    In part heard and adjourned until Monday next, half-past Ten o'clock.


DIE LUNAE 18° OCTOBRIS 1999

Present:


Boston of Faversham, L. Nicholls of Birkenhead, L.
Campbell of Alloway, L. Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Cranborne, V.Slynn of Hadley, L.
Hope of Craighead, L. Strabolgi, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L. Wigoder, L.
Nathan, L



The Lord Slynn of Hadley in the Chair.

    The Order of Adjournment is read.

    The Proceedings of Thursday last are read.

    Counsel and parties are again called in.

    Mr Lofthouse is heard.

    The Attorney General is heard.

    Mr Beloff is heard in reply.

    Further and fully heard.

    Bar cleared; and the Committee deliberate.

    It is moved, that the Lords of Appeal give their opinions on the reference. The same is agreed to.

    The Lords of Appeal are heard to say that it is their opinion that the answer to the reference should be in the affirmative.

    The other members of the Committee concur in the opinions of the Lords of Appeal.

    A draft Report is laid before the Committee by the Lord in the Chair.

    The Report is considered, amended and agreed to, nemine dissentiente.

    Ordered, That the Lord in the Chair do make the Report to the House.

    Counsel and Parties are again called in.

    The Lord in the Chair is heard say that he will report to the House that the question referred to the Committee be answered in the affirmative; and that reasons for this decision will be given later.

    Bar cleared; and the Committee deliberate.

    Ordered, That the proceedings of the Committee and the Minutes of Evidence be laid before the House.

    Ordered, That the Committee be adjourned until To-morrow, half-past Ten o'clock.





 
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