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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 17° Maii 1999

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Carlisle.

Judicial Business

1. Baxter (Appellant) v. Mayor etc of the London Borough of Camden (Respondents) (England)— The appeal of Yvonne Baxter was presented without payment of the fee, such fee having been waived by the Appeal Committee pursuant to Standing Order XIII and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 28th June next.

2. Haji-Ioannou and others (Petitioners) v. Frangos and others (Respondents)— The petition of Loucas Haji-Ioannou, Kypros Compania Naviera SA and Lefkosia Compania Naviera SA praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 29th April).

3. Colley (Petitioner) v. Secretary of State for the Environment and another (Respondents)— The petition of Janine Colley praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

4. Turkington and others (practising as McCartan Turkington Breen) (Respondents) v. Times Newspapers Limited (Appellants) (Northern Ireland)— It was ordered that the appellants be allowed to prosecute the appeal without giving the usual security for costs as required by Standing Order.

Papers

5. Command Papers—The following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on the dates shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Fasat-Bravo Satellite—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Chile concerning liability for damage during the launch phase of the Fasat-Bravo Satellite; (14th May)      (4343)

    2. Northern Ireland—Receipts and Payments Accounts for 199798 of the Industrial Development Board for Northern Ireland, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland; (17th May)      (4333)

    3. Sustainable Development—A Better Quality of Life: a Strategy for Sustainable Development for the United Kingdom: Government proposals. (17th May)      (4345)

6. Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 68)— The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 14th May, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Social Security Commissioners (Procedure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999, laid under the Forfeiture (Northern Ireland) Order 1982;      (—)

    2. Child Support Commissioners (Procedure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999, laid under the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1991;      (—)

    3. Legal Aid in Criminal and Care Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999, laid under the Legal Aid Act 1988;      (1375)

    4. Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the Environment Act 1995;      (1361)

    5. European Specialist Medical Qualifications Amendment Regulations 1999, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;      (1373)

    6. Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;      (1360)

    7. Social Security (Overlapping Benefits) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 1999, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.      (1362)

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

    1. Social Security (Hospital In-Patients, Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance) (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;    (1326)

    2. Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) (Publication and Interpretation etc. of Acts of the Scottish Parliament) Order 1999, laid under the Scotland Act 1998.    (1379)

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

    1.      Strategic Plan for 19992002 of the National Lottery Charities Board, laid under the National Lotteries Act 1998;

    2.      Cambridgeshire (Coroners’ Districts) (Amendment) Order 1999, laid under the Coroners Act 1988;      (1325)

    3.      Investing for our sporting future: Report for 1999-2009 of the Sport England Lottery Fund, laid under the National Lottery Act 1998.

Public Business

9. Protection of Children Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 51-EN)

10. House of Lords Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed.

11. Cruelty to animals—The Lord Hardy of Wath asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they will enquire into the incidence of cruelty to animals; and, if so, whether they will publish their conclusions; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Burlison.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

12. House of Lords Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; then it was moved by the Lord Henley that the House be resumed; after debate, the motion was agreed to (see division list) and the House was resumed after amendment 114.

The House was adjourned at twenty-four minutes past eleven o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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