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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Mercurii 28° Julii 1999

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells.

1. Lord Watson of Richmond—Alan John Watson Esquire, CBE, having been created Baron Watson of Richmond, of Richmond in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 23rd July 1999, was introduced between the Lord Jenkins of Hillhead and the Lord Steel of Aikwood, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

2. Lord King of West Bromwich—Tarsem King Esquire, having been created Baron King of West Bromwich, of West Bromwich in the County of West Midlands, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 22nd July 1999, was introduced between the Lord Archer of Sandwell and the Lord Tomlinson, 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. Piglowska (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Piglowski (A.P.) (Respondent)—The Cause was further considered; it was ordered that the respondent do pay to the appellant her costs in the Court of Appeal and in this House, the amount of such last-mentioned costs to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties; that, for the purposes of section 17(1) of the Legal Aid Act 1988, the liability of the respondent be assessed as £10,000 and that the amount of costs to be paid by him do not exceed that sum and that the said sum be set off against the sum of £10,000 ordered to be paid to the respondent; and that there be no further order as to costs, save that the costs of the parties in this House be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988.

Papers

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

    Crime—Agreement between the United Kingdom and the Russian Federation on Co-operation in Fighting Crime.      (4403)

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

    1. Public Airport Companies (Capital Finance) (Second Amendment) Order 1999, laid under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989;      (2125)

    2. Plant Health (Amendment) (England) Order 1999, laid under the Plant Health Act 1967;      (2126)

    3. Appointment of Queen’s Counsel Fees Order 1999, laid under the Access to Justice Act 1999;      (2138)

    4. (i)      Education (Proposals for Grammar Schools to cease to have Selective Admission Arrangements) Regulations 1999—      (2103)

    (ii) Education (Substituted Grammar Schools) Regulations 1999—      (2102)

    laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;

    5. Nursery Education (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999, laid under the Nursery Education and Grant-Maintained Schools Act 1996.      (2130)

6. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Report by the Chairman of Committees and the Chairman of Ways and Means in the House of Commons on the Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (Eriskay Causeway) Provisional Order, laid under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936.

Select Committee Report

7. Delegated Powers and Deregulation—The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

    26th Report, on the following bills:

      Food Standards Bill;

      Mental Health (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill. (HL Paper 103)

Public Business

8. Business of the House—It was moved by the Baroness Jay of Paddington that Standing Order 38 (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with tomorrow to allow the motion relating to financial assistance to opposition parties to be taken before the Committee stage of the Greater London Authority Bill; the motion was agreed to.

9. Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill—It was moved by the Baroness Hollis of Heigham that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 6

Schedule 1

Clauses 7 to 18

Schedule 2

Clause 19

Schedule 3

Clauses 20 and 21

Schedule 4

Clauses 22 to 32

Schedule 5

Clauses 33 to 47

Schedule 6

Clauses 48 to 55

Schedule 7

Clauses 56 to 66

Schedule 8

Clauses 67 to 70

Schedules 9 and 10

Clauses 71 to 77

Schedule 11

Clauses 78 to 80

Schedule 12

Clauses 81 to 83

Schedule 13

Clauses 84 to 86;

    the motion was agreed to.

10. Immigration and Asylum Bill—The 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.

11. Environmental technologies—The Lord Wade of Chorlton asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they provide an appropriate level of support for the export of United Kingdom environmental technologies and services; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

12. Immigration and Asylum Bill—The House again 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 and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 91)

The House was adjourned at sixteen minutes before midnight

till tomorrow, three o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

CORRECTION

In division No. 1 on the House of Lords Bill on 27th July, L. Teviot should be included in the list of those voting Content in place of V. Tenby.

 
 
 
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