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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 15° Junii 1999

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Ripon.

Judicial Business

1. Regina v. Secretary of State for Transport (Appellant) ex parte Factortame Limited and others and another (A.P.) (Respondents)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

2. Lafarge Redland Aggregates Limited (formerly Redland Aggregates Limited) (Respondents) v. Shephard Hill Civil Engineering Limited (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 13th July next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

3. Boukssid (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (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 28th July next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

4. Phelps (Appellant) v. Mayor etc of the London Borough of Hillingdon (Respondents)—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 were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Food Standards—Government response to the Report of the House of Commons Select Committee on the draft Food Standards Bill;      (4377)

    2. Faroe Islands—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Denmark and the Faroe Islands on the maritime delimitation between the United Kingdom and the Faroe Islands.      (4373)

6. Negative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Public Gas Transporter Pipe-line Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 1999, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.      (1672)

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

    1. Report of the Rail Regulator for 1998-99, laid under the Railways Act 1993;

    2. Report of the Crofters Commission for 1998-99, laid under the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993;

    3. (i)      Report of the Law Commission for 1998—

    (ii) Law Commission 7th programme of law reform—

    laid under the Law Commissions Act 1965.

Select Committee Reports

8. Statutory Instruments—The 21st Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 1999;

      Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedules 4 and 5) Order 1999;

      Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Functions) Order 1999;

      Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Functions Exercisable in or as Regards Scotland) Order 1999;

      Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Adaptation of Functions etc.) Order 1999;

      Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Consequential Modifications) (No. 2) Order 1999;

      Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Border Rivers) Order 1999;

      Draft Scottish Parliament (Assistance for Registered Political Parties) Order 1999;

      Draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Highway Functions) Order 1999;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 70)

9. European Communities—The 11th Report from the Select Committee, Waste Incineration, was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed, together with the Minutes of Evidence. (HL Paper 71)

Public Business

10. House of Lords Bill—The report was received; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 1); an amendment was negatived; further consideration on report was adjourned.

11. Appropriation (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999—It was moved by the Lord Dubs that the draft Order laid before the House on 9th June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

12. House of Lords Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 2 and 3); amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; further consideration on report was adjourned after amendment 20.

13. Health Bill [HL]—The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments and with a privilege amendment; it was ordered that the Commons amendments be printed. (HL Bill 69)

The House was adjourned at half-past midnight

in the morning of Wednesday 16th June till later the same day,

half-past two o’clock in the afternoon.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

 
 
 
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