HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Jovis 22° Aprilis 1999
The House met at three oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Ely.
1. Leave of AbsenceIt was ordered that leave of absence be granted to the Lord Wakehurst for the remainder of this Parliament.
2. Appeal CommitteeThe following Order was made pursuant to the 5th Report:
Regina v. West Dorset District Council (Respondents) ex parte Searle (Petitioner) That the petition be referred for hearing.
3. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. (i) Stock Transfer (Gilt-edged Securities) (Exempt Transfer) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (1210)
(ii) Stock Transfer (Gilt-edged Securities) (CGO Service) (Amendment) Regulations (1208)
laid under the Stock Transfer Act 1982;
2. Financial Markets and Insolvency (CGO Service) Regulations, laid under the Companies Act 1989; (1209)
3. Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996 (Audio Recording of Interviews) Order 1999, laid under the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996. (1172)
4. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Reports for 1998 in respect of sections 1-5 of the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967 by:
(i) the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
(ii) the Secretary of State for Wales
(iii) the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries in Scotland
laid under the Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967;
2. Report and Accounts for 1998 of the Football Licensing Authority, laid under the Football Spectators Act 1989.
5. Instrument coming into operation before being laidThe Lord Chancellor acquainted the House that he had received, under the proviso to section 4(1) of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946, notification that the following instrument had come into operation before being laid before Parliament, with an explanation thereof; the notification and explanation were ordered to lie on the Table:
Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) Order 1999 Revocation Order 1999, laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985.
6. University College London BillThe bill was read a second time and committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee.
7. European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill [HL] A bill to amend the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999 so as to disqualify staff and employees of European Community institutions from standing in United Kingdom elections to the European Parliament was presented by the Earl of Dartmouth, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 50)
8. Liaison CommitteeIt was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the First Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 49) be agreed to; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
9. Local Government BillIt was moved by the Lord Whitty that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to whom the bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:
Clauses 1 to 29
Clauses 30 to 33
Clauses 34 and 35.
the motion was agreed to.
10. Criminal Cases Review (Insanity) Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.
11. European Parliamentary Elections (Gibraltar) Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time; a privilege amendment was agreed to; then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.
12. Scottish Enterprise BillThe bill was read a third time and passed.
13. Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time; a privilege amendment was agreed to; then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.
14. Water Industry BillThe House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported without amendment.
15. Civil Procedure (Modification of Enactments) Order 1999It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey, on behalf of the Lord Chancellor, that the draft Order laid before the House on 13th April be approved; the motion was agreed to.
16. European Parliamentary Elections Regulations 1999It was moved by the Lord Williams of Mostyn that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 24th March be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
17. Tacis Programme (ECC Report) It was moved by the Baroness Hilton of Eggardon that this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Partnership and Trust: The Tacis Programme (33rd Report, Session 1997-98, HL Paper 157); after debate, the motion was agreed to.
18. IndonesiaThe Lord Avebury asked Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to promote democracy and human rights in Indonesia; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean.
The House was adjourned at twenty minutes before eleven oclock
to Monday next, half-past two oclock.