HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Mercurii 3° Februarii 1999
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwell.
1. Stannifer Developments Limited (Appellants) v. Glasgow Development Agency and others (Respondents) (Scotland) The appeal of Stannifer Developments Limited was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 17th March next.
2. Appeal CommitteeThe 19th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made:
Regina v. Secretary of State for Transport (Petitioner) ex parte Factortame Limited and others (Respondents) That the petition of the Secretary of State for Transport praying for leave to present an appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order I has expired be allowed and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 17th February next.
3. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
AntarcticaProtocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty. (4256)
4. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Miscellaneous Products of Animal Origin (Import Conditions) Regulations 1999, laid under the European Communities Act 1972; (157)
2. National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Establishment and Constitution) Order 1999, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977. (220)
5. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Accounts for 1997-98 of the wool textile industry export promotion levy, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947;
2. Accounts for 1997-98 of the gas levy, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Gas Levy Act 1981.
6. Business of the HouseIt was moved by the Baroness Jay of Paddington that the debate on the motion in the name of the Baroness Gardner of Parkes set down for today shall be limited to 6 hours; the motion was agreed to.
7. Select Committee on the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of EnglandIt was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the Lord Roll of Ipsden be appointed to serve as a member of the Committee; the motion was agreed to.
8. National Health Service (6-hour debate) It was moved by the Baroness Gardner of Parkes that there be laid before the House papers relating to the state of the National Health Service; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
9. Family farmsThe Lord Beaumont of Whitley asked Her Majestys Government what measures they intend to take to alleviate the economic hardships, both present and forecast, of those involved in family farms; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Hoyle.
The House was adjourned at eleven minutes past ten oclock
till tomorrow, two oclock for judicial business,
three oclock for public business.