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Die Mercurii 8° Decembris 1999

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Derby.

1. Bishop of St Albans—Christopher William Lord Bishop of St Albans was introduced between the Lord Bishop of London and the Lord Bishop of Derby; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

Judicial Business

2. Whistler International Limited (Respondents) v. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Limited (Appellants) (England)—The appeal of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Limited was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 19th January next.

3. England (Respondent) v. Smith (Petitioner)—The petition of Brian David Smith praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

4. In re H (a minor) (1999)—The father’s legal aid certificate was lodged.

5. Islam and another (A.P.) (Petitioners) and another v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent)—The legal aid certificate of Mohammed Hoque was lodged.


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

    Greenwich Foundation—Ministry of Defence Departmental Minute concerning the long term loan of historic furniture to the Greenwich Foundation for the Royal Naval College.      (—)

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

    1. Payments to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 1999, laid under the Pastoral Measure 1983;      (3265)

    2. (i)      Environmental Protection (Controls on Injurious Substances) Regulations 1999—      (3244)

      (ii) Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999—      (3242)

    laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

    3. Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships, and Tonnage) (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995.      (3206)

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

    2nd Report of the Parliamentary Ombudsman, Session 1999-2000: Completed Investigations Volume 4 (Access to Official Information), laid under the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967.

Public Business

9. Business of the House—It was moved by the Baroness Jay of Paddington that the debate on the motion in the name of the Lord Jenkins of Hillhead set down for today shall be limited to 5 hours; the motion was agreed to.

10. Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Williams of Mostyn that the Order of Commitment of 30th November be discharged and that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee; the motion was agreed to.

11. Universities (5-hour debate)—It was moved by the Lord Jenkins of Hillhead that there be laid before the House papers relating to the state of British universities; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

12. Penal policy—The Earl of Longford asked Her Majesty’s Government whether their penal policy is different from that of the last Government; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Bassam of Brighton.

The House was adjourned at twenty-seven minutes before ten o’clock

till tomorrow, three o’clock.


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