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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 16° Martii 1999

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Norwich.

1. Deputy Speakers—The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House that Her Majesty had (by Commission) revoked certain Letters Patent and had appointed—

      The Chairman of Committees for the time being, Terence George Lord Boston of Faversham

      Morys George Lyndhurst Lord Aberdare

      Geoffrey Denis Erskine Lord Ampthill

      Henry Oscar Lord Murton of Lindisfarne

      David Montague de Burgh Lord Strabolgi

      Beatrice Baroness Serota

      Caroline Anne Baroness Cox

      Michael Francis Lovell Lord Cocks of Hartcliffe

      George Hubbard Viscount of Oxfuird

      Betty Baroness Lockwood

      Robert William Lord Elliott of Morpeth

      Arthur Paul Lord Dean of Harptree

      Roger Lord Skelmersdale

      Michael John Lord Brougham and Vaux

      Hugh John Frederick Lord Burnham

      Charles Lord Lyell

      Colwyn Jestyn John Viscount St Davids

      Michael Jaffray Hynman Viscount Allenby of Megiddo

      Geoffrey Johnson Lord Tordoff

      Olive Mary Wendy Baroness Nicol

      Thomas Edward Lord Graham of Edmonton

      Gloria Dorothy Baroness Hooper

      Ian Lord McColl of Dulwich

      Margaret Countess of Mar

      Jan David Viscount Simon

      Nicholas Charles Lord Chesham

      Oliver Michael Robert Lord Northington (Lord Henley)

      Rodney Lord Elton

      Andrew Robert Lord McIntosh of Haringey

      Muriel Winifred Baroness Turner of Camden

      Denis Victor Lord Carter

    Speakers of the House in the absence of the Lord Chancellor.

Judicial Business

2. Three Rivers District Council and others (Appellants) v. The Governor and Company of the Bank of England (Respondents) (England)— The appeal of Three Rivers District Council and Bank of Credit and Commerce International SA (in liquidation) was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 27th April next.

3. Halfpenny (Respondent) v. IGE Medical Systems Limited (Appellants) (England)— The appeal of IGE Medical Systems Limited was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 27th April next.

4. Three Rivers District Council and others (Petitioners) v. The Governor and Company of the Bank of England (Respondents)— The petition of Three Rivers District Council and Bank of Credit and Commerce International SA (in liquidation) praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 19th February).

5. Regina v. Secretary of State for Transport (Appellant) ex parte Factortame Limited and others (Respondents)— Mrs Malvina Virginia O’Connor (Respondent) having applied for legal aid on 5th March, it was ordered that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing be extended until six weeks after the final determination of the Legal Aid Board.

Papers

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

    Social Work Services—Aiming for Excellence: Modernising social work services in Scotland: Government Proposals.      (4288)

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

    1. Social Security (Contributions) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1999, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;      (827)

    2. (i)      Legal Aid (Mediation in Family Matters) (Amendment) Regulations 1999—      (816)

    (ii) Legal Aid in Criminal and Care Proceedings (General) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999—      (815)

    (iii) Legal Advice and Assistance (Amendment) Regulations 1999—      (814)

    (iv) Civil Legal Aid (Assessment of Resources) (Amendment) Regulations 1999—      (813)

    laid under the Legal Aid Act 1988.

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

    Report for 1998 of the Certification Officer, laid under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

Select Committee Report

9. Statutory Instruments—The 12th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996 (Amendment) Order 1999;

      Draft International Mobile Satellite Organisation (Immunities and Privileges) Order 1999;

      Draft Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Specified Organisations) Order 1999;

      Draft Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996 (Code of Practice) Order 1999;

      Draft Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 1999;

      Draft Limit in Relation to Licences to Provide Radio Multiplex Services Order 1999;

      Draft Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (Application to Summary Proceedings) Order 1999;

      Draft Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1999;

      Draft Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 1999;

      Draft North/South Co-operation (Implementation Bodies) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999;

      Draft Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 (Continuance) Order 1999;

      Draft Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order 1999;

      Draft National Minimum Wage (Offshore Employment) Order 1999;

      Draft Social Security (Incapacity, Earnings and Work Trials) Pilot Schemes Regulations 1999;

      Traffic Areas (Reorganisation) (Wales) Order 1999;

      Draft New Opportunities Fund (Specification of Initiatives) Order 1999;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 42)

Public Business

10. Access to Justice Bill [HL]— The Queen’s consent was signified; the bill was read a third time; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1, 2 and 3); amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; a privilege amendment was agreed to; then, after debate, the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

11. Tourism—The Baroness Anelay of St Johns asked Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for tourism; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey.

The House was adjourned at twenty-nine minutes before ten o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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