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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Mercurii 14° Aprilis 1999

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Birmingham.

Judicial Business

1. Holland (Appellant) v. Lampen-Wolfe (Respondent)— The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 26th May next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

2. Canada Trust Company (Acting in its capacity as Trustee of the Chrysler Canada Ltd’s Benefits Plan, the Chrysler Canada Ltd Master Trust Fund, The Chrysler Canada Ltd Non-Canadian Master Trust Fund and the Holmes Foundry Division Master Trust Fund) and others (Respondents) v. Stolzenberg and Gambazzi and others (Appellants) and others—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 12th May next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

Papers

3. Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Health—Government Response to the first Report of the House of Commons Health Committee on the Relationship between Health and Social Services;      (4320)

    2. Law—

    (i) Protocol—      (4186)

    (ii) Convention—      (4187)

on the interpretation by the Court of Justice of the European Communities of the Convention on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Matrimonial Matters.

4. Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Draft Aeroplane Noise Regulations 1999.

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

    1. National Assembly for Wales (Oath of Allegiance in Welsh) Order 1999, laid under the Government of Wales Act 1998;      (1101)

    2. Northern Ireland Science Park Foundation Limited (Funding) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 1974;      (—)

    3. Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999, laid under the Water Industry Act 1991;      (1148)

    4. Consular Relations (Merchant Shipping) (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) (Revocation) Order 1999, laid under the Consular Relations Act 1968.      (1124)

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

    1. Statement of Guarantee given by the Secretary of State for Health in respect of temporary borrowing by South Buckinghamshire National Health Service Trust from Midland Bank plc, laid under the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990;

    2. Report and Accounts for 1997-98 of the Apple and Pear Research Council, laid under the Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947.

Select Committee Report

7. Delegated Powers and Deregulation—The following report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

    12th Report, on the following bills:

      Local Government Bill;

      Tax Credits Bill;

      Academic and Academic-Related Staff Pay and Conditions Bill [HL];

      Road Traffic Regulation (Cycle Parking) Bill [HL];

    and requesting evidence on the proposal for the Draft Deregulation (New Year Licensing) Order 1999. (HL Paper 51)

Public Business

8. Pollution Prevention and Control Bill [HL]— It was moved by the Lord Carter, on behalf of the Lord Whitty, that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to whom the bill has been re-committed that they consider the Bill in the following order:

Clause 1

Schedule 1

Clauses 2 and 3

Schedules 2 and 3

Clause 4;

    the motion was agreed to.

9. Taxation and public expenditure—It was moved by the Lord Skidelsky that there be laid before the House papers relating to current levels of taxation and public expenditure and their consequences; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

10. Armenian massacre 1915—The Baroness Cox asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reconsider their refusal to recognise as genocide the action against the Armenian people by Turkey in 1915; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale.

The House was adjourned at two minutes before seven o’clock

till tomorrow, three o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

 
 
 
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