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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 13° Julii 1999

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

1. Baroness Stern—Miss Vivien Helen Stern, CBE, having been created Baroness Stern, of Vauxhall in the London Borough of Lambeth, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 13th July 1999, was introduced between the Lord Dubs and the Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and made and subscribed the solemn affirmation pursuant to statute.

2. Lord Stevenson of Coddenham—Sir Henry Dennistoun Stevenson, Knight, CBE, having been created Baron Stevenson of Coddenham, of Coddenham in the County of Suffolk, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 13th July 1999, was introduced between the Lord Dormand of Easington and the Lord Walker of Worcester, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

Judicial Business

3. Magill (Appellant) v. Porter (Respondent) (England)—The appeal of John Magill was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 24th August next.

4. Magill (Appellant) v. Weeks (Respondent) (England)—The appeal of John Magill was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 24th August next.

5. Berezovsky (Respondent) v. Michaels and others (Appellants)—

6. Glouchkov (Respondent) v. Michaels and others (Appellants)—

    (Consolidated Appeals)—

    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 26th July next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 12th July).

7. UCB Home Loans Corporation Limited (Respondents) v. Moore and another (A.P.) (Appellant)—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 30th August next or to the third sitting day after the next ensuing meeting of the House (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

Papers

8. Command Paper—The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Youth Unemployment—Report by the Social Exclusion Unit on Bridging the Gap: new opportunities for 16-18 year olds not in education, employment or training.      (4405)

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

    Merchant Shipping (Liability of Shipowners and Others) (Rate of Interest) Order 1999, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995.      (1922)

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

    1. Report and Accounts for 1998-99 of Highlands and Islands Airports Limited, laid under the Civil Aviation Act 1982;

    2. New Opportunities Fund Strategic Plan, laid under the National Lottery Act 1998;

    3. Report and Accounts for 1998-99 of the Police Information Technology Organisation, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Police Act 1997;

    4. Report and Accounts for 1998-99 of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Heritage Act 1983;

    5. Report and Accounts of the Meteorological Office, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973;

    6. Accounts for 1998-99 of the Further and Higher Education Funding Councils for Wales, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992;

    7. Accounts for 1998-99 of the Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Education Act 1997;

    8. Accounts for 1998-99 of the Economic and Social Research Council, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Science and Technology Act 1965;

    9. Accounts for 1998-99 of the English Tourist Board, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Development of Tourism Act 1969;

    10. Report and Accounts for 1998-99 of the Defence Bills Agency, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921;

    11. Reports and Accounts for 1998-99 of the Horserace Betting Levy Board and the Horserace Totalisator Board, laid under the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963;

    12. Report for 1998-99 of the Data Protection Registrar, laid under the Data Protection Act 1984;

    13. Review, Report and Financial Statements of the Broadcasting Standards Commission, laid under the Broadcasting Act 1996.

Select Committee Report

11. Statutory Instruments—The 25th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Draft INTELSAT (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 1999;

      Draft Northern Ireland Act Tribunal (Procedure) Rules 1999;

      Draft Financial Services Act 1986 (Restriction of Exemptions) Order 1999;

      Draft Films (Modification of the Definition of “British Film”) Order 1999;

      Draft Northern Ireland Act 1974 (Interim Period Extension) Order 1999;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 88)

Private Business

12. Baxi Partnership Limited Trusts Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.

Public Business

13. Business of the House—It was moved by the Baroness Jay of Paddington that Standing Order 44 (No two stages of a bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with to enable more than one stage of any Northern Ireland bill brought from the Commons before the House adjourns for the summer recess to be taken on one day; and to enable all stages of the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill to be taken on Thursday next; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

14. Welfare Reform and Pensions 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.

15. Prisons—The Earl of Longford asked Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the latest annual report from Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons; and what developments there have been since the report was published; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Williams of Mostyn.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

16. Welfare Reform and Pensions 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 after clause 59 stood part.

The House was adjourned at twenty-six minutes before one o’clock

in the morning of Wednesday 14th July till later the same day,

half-past two o’clock in the afternoon.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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