HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Martis 22° Junii 1999
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol.
1. Lord TrotmanSir Alexander James Trotman, Knight, having been created Baron Trotman, of Osmotherley in the County of North Yorkshire, for life by Letters Patent dated 2nd March 1999, was introduced between the Lord Renwick of Clifton and the Lord Butler of Brockwell, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and made and subscribed the solemn affirmation pursuant to statute.
2. Harries (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Barclays Bank plc (Respondents)The petition of the appellant was presented praying that the appeal be withdrawn on the terms agreed between the parties (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto); and it was ordered as prayed.
3. Regina v. Martin (Petitioner)It was ordered that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988.
4. Regina v. West Dorset District Council (Respondents) ex parte Searle (Petitioner)The costs order made pursuant to the 36th Report from the Appeal Committee was vacated; it was ordered that the petitioner do pay to the respondents and the interested party, C.G. Fry & Son Limited, the costs incurred by them in respect of her petition for leave to appeal to this House.
5. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Interception of CommunicationsConsultation paper on the interception of communications in the United Kingdom; (4368)
2. HealthGovernment response to the Report of the House of Commons Health Committee on future staffing requirements; (4379)
3. BroadcastingReport and accounts for 1998-99 of the BBC. ()
6. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Report for 1998 of the Animal Procedures Committee, laid under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986;
2. Treasury Minute, dated 22nd June 1999, directing the application of certain receipts as appropriations in aid of the votes specified in the revised estimates, summer supplementary estimates and new estimates for the year ending 31st March 2000, laid under the Public Accounts and Charges Act 1891.
7. Statutory Instruments Reference CommitteeThe Lord Chancellor acquainted the House that he had received the following Report from the Statutory Instruments Reference Committee:
That it has been notified in accordance with regulation 11(3) of the Statutory Instruments Regulations 1947, that the Secretary of State for Scotland has certified, under regulation 6 of the said Regulations, that the printing and sale of copies of the above-named instrument in accordance with the requirements of section 2(1) of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946 is unnecessary having regard to the fact that the Rules were revoked by the Scottish Local Elections (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules S.I. 1999/492 before they came into force; and that the Committee is satisfied that the certificate is justified and has taken no further action in the matter;
the report was ordered to lie on the Table.
Select Committee Report
8. Statutory InstrumentsThe 22nd Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instrument:
Draft Contracting Out (Jury Summoning Functions) Order 1999;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 74)
9. House of Lords BillThe bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 1) an amendment was negatived; an amendment was agreed to (see division list 2); further consideration on report was adjourned.
10. Iran: human rightsThe Lord Archer of Sandwell asked Her Majestys Government what is their policy in relation to human rights in Iran; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean.
The House was adjourned during pleasure.
The House was resumed.
11. House of Lords BillThe bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 3); an amendment was agreed to; further consideration on report was adjourned after amendment 45.
The House was adjourned at a quarter-before midnight
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.