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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 29° Junii 1999

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

1. Viscount Portman—Christopher Edward Berkeley Viscount Portman sat first in Parliament after the death of his father, Edward Henry Berkeley Viscount Portman, having first taken and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

2. Leave of Absence—Leave of absence was granted to the Lord Chancellor for Thursday 1st and Monday 5th July.

Papers

3. Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Science and Technology—The Forward Look 1999: Government-funded science and technology;      (4363)

    2. International Labour Conference—Proposed action on three Conventions, three Recommendations and a Protocol adopted at the 84th (Maritime) Session of the International Labour Conference (1996) by the United Kingdom.      (4372)

4. Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Draft Aeroplane Noise (Amendment) Regulations 1999;

    Draft Ministerial and other Salaries Order 1999.

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

    1. Education (Mandatory Awards) (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the Education Act 1962;      (1824)

    2. Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (Supplementary Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 1998;      (1804)

    3. Register of County Court Judgments (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the County Courts Act 1984;      (1845)

    4. Cigarette Lighter Refill (Safety) Regulations 1999, laid under the Consumer Protection Act 1987;      (1844)

    5. Food (Animals and Animal Products from Belgium) (Emergency Control) (Amendment) Order 1999, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;      (1763)

    6. Animal Feedingstuffs from Belgium (Control) (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;      (1764)

    7. Local Government Reorganisation (Wales) (Capital Finance) (Amendment) Order 1999, laid under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994;      (1782)

    8. Education (School Performance and Unauthorised Absence Targets) (Wales) Regulations 1999, laid under the Education Act 1997;      (1811)

    9. (i)      Education (School Performance Information) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 1999—      (1470)

    (ii) Education (School Information) (Wales) Regulations 1999—      (1812)

    laid under the Education Act 1996;

    10. (i)      Road Traffic (NHS Charges) (Reviews and Appeals) (Scotland) Regulations 1999—      (1843)

    (ii) Road Traffic (NHS Charges) (Scotland) Order 1999—      (1842)

    laid under the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Act 1999.

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

    1. Northern Ireland Trading and Other Accounts for 1997-98, together with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 1974;

    2. Report and Accounts for 1998-99 of the Scottish Tourist Board, laid under the Development of Tourism Act 1969.

Select Committee Reports

7. Statutory Instruments—The 23rd Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Draft Stansted Airport Aircraft Movement Limit (Amendment) Order 1999;

      Draft Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 (Revival of Parts IVA and IVB) Order 1999;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 77)

8. European Communities—The 12th Report from the Select Committee, Electricity from Renewables, was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed, together with the Minutes of Evidence. (HL Paper 78)

Public Business

9. Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Bill—The bill was read a third time and passed.

10. Road Traffic (Vehicle Testing) Bill—The bill was read a third time and passed.

11. Immigration and Asylum Bill—It was moved by the Lord Williams of Mostyn that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

12. Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Bill [HL]—The bill was reported from a Grand Committee with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 75)

13. Company and Business Names (Chamber of Commerce, Etc.) Bill—It was moved by the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

14. Cathedrals Measure—It was moved by the Lord Bishop of London that this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

15. Care of Places of Worship Measure—The Queen’s consent was signified; then it was moved by the Lord Bishop of London that this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at one minute past nine o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

APPENDIX

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Bill [HL]—The bill was considered in a Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was negatived; amendments were agreed to; it was ordered that the bill be reported with amendments.

 
 
 
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