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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 19° Aprilis 1999

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Ely.

1. Leave of Absence—Leave of absence was granted to the Lord Chancellor for Thursday 22nd April.

Judicial Business

2. Commissioners of Customs and Excise (Respondents) v. Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (Petitioners)— The petition of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

3. Derry (Petitioner) v. Ministry of Defence (Respondents)— The petition of Andrew John Derry praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

4. Raja (Petitioner) v. Rubin (Supervisor of the voluntary arrangement) and another (Respondents)— The petition of Manish Raja praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

5. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Hindley (A.P.) (Appellant)— The petition of Justice was presented praying that they might intervene in the appeal by way of written submissions (the agents for the appellant and respondent consenting thereto) and was referred to an Appeal Committee.

6. In re Gilligan (Appellant) (application for a writ of Habeas Corpus) (On appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division)—

7. In re Ellis (Appellant) (application for a writ of Habeas Corpus) (On appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division)—

    The petition of the appellants praying that the appeals be conjoined, that they be allowed to lodge separate statements, cases and one appendix in respect of the two appeals and that the respondents have leave to lodge separate cases in respect of the two appeals (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

8. Goodes (A.P.) (Respondent) v. East Sussex County Council (Appellants)— 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 2nd June next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

Papers

9. Command Papers—The following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on 16th April, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Corruption—Convention on the Fight Against Corruption Involving Officials of the European Communities or Officials of Member States of the European Union, together with an explanatory memorandum;      (4266)

    2. Finance—

    (i) Protocol on the Protection of the European Communities’ Financial Interests;      (4303)

    (ii) 2nd Protocol on the Protection of the European Communities’ Financial Interests, together with an explanatory memorandum;      (4267)

    (iii) Convention on the Protection of the European Communities’ Financial Interests, together with an explanatory memorandum;      (4302)

    (iv) Protocol on the interpretation, by way of preliminary rulings, by the Court of Justice of the European Communities of the Convention on the Protection of the European Communities’ Financial Interests with Declaration.      (4304)

10. Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 68)— The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 16th April, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Education (School Performance Information) (England) Regulations 1999, laid under the Education Act 1996;      (1178)

    2. Income Support (General) (Standard Interest Rate Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 1999, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;      (1153)

    3. Beef Special Premium (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.      (1179)

11. Deregulation—The following document was laid before the House under section 3(3) of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 and referred to the Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee:

    Proposal for the draft Deregulation (Casinos) Order 1999.

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

    1. Merchant Shipping (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995;      (1063)

    2. Housing (Right to Acquire) (Discount) Order 1999, laid under the Housing Act 1996.       (1135)

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

    1. Law Commission Report on Damages for Personal Injury: Non-Pecuniary Loss, laid under the Law Commissions Act 1965;

    2. Accounts for 1996-97 and 1997-98 of the National Debt Commissioners Gilt-edged Official Operations, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Finance Act 1993;

    3. Account for 1997-98 of Grants and Loans to the Housing Action Trusts, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Housing Act 1988.

Public Business

14. Water Industry Bill—It was moved by the Lord Whitty that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to whom the bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clause 1

Schedule 1

Clauses 2 to 12

Schedule 2

Clauses 13 to 15

Schedules 3 and 4

Clauses 16 and 17;

    the motion was agreed to.

15. Pollution Prevention and Control Bill [HL]— The House resolved itself into a Committee (on Re-commitment) upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 49)

16. EMU—It was moved by the Lord Simon of Highbury that this House take note of the Government’s outline proposals for a National Changeover Plan for EMU; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at three minutes before eight o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

 
 
 
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