HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Mercurii 26° Januarii 2000
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Lincoln.
1. Delaware Mansions Limited and others (Respondents) v. Lord Mayor and Citizens of the City of Westminster (Appellants) (England)The appeal of the Lord Mayor and Citizens of the City of Westminster was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 8th March next.
2. Uratemp Ventures Limited (Respondents) v. Collins (A.P.) (Petitioner) and one other actionThe petition of John Collins praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioners legal aid certificate was lodged (lodged 20th January).
3. Johnson (A.P.) (Original Appellant and Cross-respondent) v. Gore Wood & Co (a firm) (Original Respondents and Cross-Appellants)The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
4. Johnson (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Unisys Limited (Respondents)The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
5. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Regulatory Impact AssessmentsRegulatory Impact Assessments for the:
(i) Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Board) Order 2000; ()
(ii) Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 2000; ()
2. FinanceTreasury Minute on the 39th-40th Reports from the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts, Session 1998-99; (4576)
3. SportGovernment Response to the 4th Report of the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Session 1998-99, on Staging International Sporting Events. (4575)
6. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
(i) Trade Marks Rules 2000 (136)
(ii) Trade Marks (Fees) Rules 2000 (137)
(iii) Trade Marks (International Registration) (Amendment) Order 2000 (138)
laid under the Trade Marks Act 1994.
7. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
(i) Accounts for 1997-98 of the Exchange Equalisation Account
(ii) Report and Accounts for 1998-99 of the Army Base Storage and Distribution Agency
together with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921.
8. Electronic Communications BillA bill to make provision to facilitate the use of electronic communications and electronic data storage; to make provision about the modification of licences granted under section 7 of the Telecommunications Act 1984; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 24)
9. Electronic Communications BillIt was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 24-EN)
10. Nursing education and practice (Short debate)It was moved by the Baroness McFarlane of Llandaff that there be laid before the House papers relating to the state of nursing education and practice; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
11. Teachers (Short debate)It was moved by the Baroness Perry of Southwark that there be laid before the House papers relating to the importance of teachers; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
12. Disqualifications BillA bill to remove the disqualification for membership of the House of Commons and the Northern Ireland Assembly of persons who are members of the legislature of Ireland (the Oireachtas); and to disqualify for Ministerial office in Northern Ireland persons who are or become Ministers of the Government of Ireland was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 25)
13. Disqualifications BillIt was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 25-EN)
14. Gulf War illnessesThe Lord Morris of Manchester asked Her Majestys Government what further consideration they have given to setting up a public inquiry into the undiagnosed illnesses of Gulf War veterans, as called for by the Royal British Legion; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean.
The House was adjourned at twenty-five minutes past nine oclock
till tomorrow, ten oclock for judicial business,
three oclock for public business.