HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Lunae 12° Julii 1999
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.
1. Lord HollendenIan Hampden Hope Lord Hollenden sat first in Parliament after the death of his father, Gordon Hope Lord Hollenden, having first taken and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
2. Regina v. Robery (Petitioner)The petition of Raymond David Frank Robery praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
3. Goodes (A.P.) (Respondent) v. East Sussex County Council (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 25th August next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
4. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
PoliceReport for 1998-99 of the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis. ()
5. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
Draft Courses for Drink-Drive Offenders (Experimental Period) (Termination of Restrictions) Order 1999.
6. Negative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Income Support (General) and Jobseekers Allowance Amendment Regulations 1999, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.
7. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Accounts for 1998-99 of the Museums and Galleries Commission, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Museums and Galleries Act 1992;
2. Account for 1998-99 of the Data Protection Registrar, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Data Protection Act 1984;
3. Accounts for 1998-99 of the British Tourist Authority, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Development of Tourism Act 1969;
4. Report for 1998-99 of the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority (OPRA), laid under the Pensions Act 1995.
8. 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:
Civil Aviation (Route Charges for Navigation Services) (Third Amendment) (Revocation) Regulations 1999. (1859)
Select Committee Reports
9. Delegated Powers and DeregulationThe following reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:
23rd Report, on the Local Government (Organisation and Standards) Bill (HL Paper 86);
24th Report, on the following draft Deregulation Orders:
Draft Deregulation (Millennium Licensing) Order 1999;
Draft Deregulation (Casinos) Order 1999 (HL Paper 87).
10. Immigration and Asylum BillThe petition of Mrs Ann Dean of Brighton on behalf of those seeking humanity and justice for refugees, praying that this House will amend the Immigration and Asylum Bill as suggested by roughly one hundred organisations and a few individuals who gave evidence to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Bill, and especially to note the suggestions of Mr N J P Bond, who met genuine torture victims who were deported, so that the procedures are truly fairer and faster, but only harsher to fraudulent claimants and to those who neglect their duty to act justly, efficiently and with humanity to all refugees, so that United Kingdom citizens like Mr Bond, as well as refugees, do not suffer stress from this injustice, was presented by the Earl of Sandwich, and ordered to lie on the Table.
11. Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence 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 81)
12. Immigration and Asylum BillThe House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed.
13. Overseas territoriesThe Viscount Montgomery of Alamein asked Her Majestys Government what progress has been made in implementing the White Paper proposals for the overseas territories (Cm 4264); after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean.
14. Immigration and Asylum BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed after clause 30 stood part.
The House was adjourned at two minutes past one oclock
in the morning of Tuesday 13th July till later the same day,
half-past two oclock in the afternoon.