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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 26° Januarii 1999

The House met at half-past two o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Norwich.

Judicial Business

1. Wildtree Hotels Limited and others (Appellants) v. London Borough of Harrow (Respondents)— The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

2. Glasgow City Council and others (Respondents) v. Marshall and others (Appellants) (Scotland)— The petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 10th March next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

3. Appeal Committee—The 18th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made:

    Islam (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)—

    Regina v. Immigration Appeal Tribunal and another (Respondents) ex parte Shah (A.P.) (Appellant)—

    (Conjoined Appeals)—

    That the petition of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees praying that he might be heard or otherwise intervene in the said appeals be allowed and that his case be lodged by noon on Thursday 28th January next.

Papers

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

    Criminal Injuries—Report for 1997-98 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel.      (4184)

5. Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Draft Departments (Northern Ireland) Order 1999;

    2. Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating (No. 2) Order 1999.

6. Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Gaming (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 1974;      (—)

    2. National Lottery (Imposition of Penalties and Revocation of Licences) Procedure Regulations 1999, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993;      (137)

    3. (i)      Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (City of Manchester) Order 1999—      (131)

    (ii) Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Kent) (Borough of Maidstone) (Amendment) Order 1999—      (130)

    (iii) Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Hampshire) (City of Winchester) (Amendment) Order 1999—      (132)

    laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;

    4. Education Development Plans (England) Regulations 1999, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.      (138)

7. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Report and Accounts for 1997-98 of the Meat and Livestock Commission, laid under the Agriculture Act 1967;

    2. Accounts for 1997-98 of the National Museums of Scotland, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Heritage (Scotland) Act 1985;

    3. Accounts for 1997-98 of the National Library of Scotland, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Library of Scotland Act 1925;

    4. Accounts for 1997-98 of the National Galleries of Scotland, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Galleries of Scotland Act 1906.

Select Committee Reports

8. Statutory Instruments—The 6th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Draft Apportionment of Money in the National Lottery Distribution Fund Order 1999;

      Draft Railways (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 1999;

      Draft Social Security Benefits Uprating (No. 2) Order 1999;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 19)

9. Science and Technology—The First Report from the Select Committee, Meeting with the Minister for Science, was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed, together with the Minutes of Evidence. (HL Paper 20)

Public Business

10. Access to Justice Bill [HL]— The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed.

11. Accountancy practice and receivership—The Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to end the practice whereby an investigating accountant appointed to a company subsequently becomes the Receiver of the company; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey.

12. Access to Justice Bill [HL]— The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed after amendment 236.

The House was adjourned at nineteen minutes past midnight

in the morning of Wednesday 27th January till later the same day,

half-past two o’clock in the afternoon.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

 
 
 
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