HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Martis 26° Octobris 1999
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford.
1. Lord FellowesThe Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Fellowes, GCB, GCVO, having been created Baron Fellowes, of Shotesham in the County of Norfolk, for life by Letters Patent dated 12th July 1999, was introduced between the Lord Vestey and the Lord Charteris of Amisfield, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
2. Lord HarrisonLyndon Henry Arthur Harrison Esquire, having been created Baron Harrison, of Chester in the County of Cheshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 28th July 1999, was introduced between the Lord Clinton-Davis and the Baroness Crawley, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and made and subscribed the solemn affirmation pursuant to statute.
3. Bishop of GuildfordJohn Warren Lord Bishop of Guildford was introduced between the Lord Bishop of Oxford and the Lord Bishop of Birmingham; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
4. OathNigel George Marquess of Winchester took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
5. Appeal CommitteeThe following Order was made pursuant to the 58th Report
Phillips (Liquidator of A J Bekhor & Company) and another (Respondents) v. Brewin Dolphin Bell Lawrie Limited (Formerly Brewin Dolphin & Company Limited) (Petitioners) and anotherThat leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 9th November next.
6. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. SportReview for 1998-99 of sportscotland; ()
2. PoliceReport for 1998-99 of Her Majestys Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland. (4464)
7. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
Draft Dental Auxiliaries (Amendment) Regulations 1999.
8. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1999, laid under the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999; (2789)
2. Employment Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1999, laid under the Employment Rights Act 1999; (2790)
3. Bath and West Community National Health Service Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 1999, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977. (2918)
9. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Review and National Lottery Report for 1999 of the Arts Council of England, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993;
Select Committee Report
2. Report for 1999 of the British Tourist Authority, laid under the Development of Tourism Act 1969;
3. Report for 1998-99 of the Parole Board, laid under the Criminal Justice Act 1991;
4. Report for 1998-99 of Her Majestys Chief Inspector of Constabulary, laid under the Police Act 1996.
10. Statutory InstrumentsThe 28th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:
Draft Insurance Brokers (Registration) Act 1977 (Amendment) Order 1999;
Draft Working Time Regulations 1999;
Draft Jobseekers Allowance (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999;
Draft Social Security (New Deal Pilot) Regulations 1999;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 109)
11. House of Lords BillThe bill was read a third time; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were negatived; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 and 2); further proceedings after Third Reading were adjourned.
12. Air traffic controlThe Earl of Kinnoull asked Her Majestys Government whether arrangements for air traffic control at Londons airports are satisfactory and what is their response to recent reports of near misses between civil aircraft; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Macdonald of Tradeston.
The House was adjourned during pleasure.
The House was resumed.
13. House of Lords BillThe bill was further considered after third reading; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was negatived; then, after debate, the bill was passed (see division list 3) and returned to the Commons with amendments.
The House was adjourned at twenty minutes past eleven oclock
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.
In yesterdays Minutes of Proceedings the following item should have been included in item 8. (Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings):
11. Treasury Bills (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the National Debt Act 1889. (2907)