HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Mercurii 17° Junii 1998
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwell.
1. Vehicle Inspectorate (Respondents) v. Bruce Cook Road Planing Limited and another (Petitioners) The petition of Bruce Cook Road Planing Limited and Anthony Richard Cheetham praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Administration of Justice Act 1960 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
2. Regina v. Daniel (Petitioner) The petition of Anthony Junior Daniel, praying for an extension of time within which the petition may be lodged and for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968, was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
3. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
Double TaxationProtocol amending the agreement between the United Kingdom and China for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion. (3982)
4. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Local Government Act 1988 (Defined Activities) (Exemption) (Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council) Order 1998, laid under the Local Government Act 1988; (1434)
2. Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Qualifying Authorities) Order 1998, laid under the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Act 1996. (1445)
5. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Report for 1997 of the Office of Electricity Regulation (OFFER), laid under the Electricity Act 1989.
Select Committee Report
6. Delegated Powers and DeregulationThe following report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
23rd Report, on the following draft deregulation order:
Deregulation (Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles) Order 1998;
and requesting evidence on the following proposals for a draft deregulation order:
Deregulation (Weights and Measures) Order 1998;
Deregulation (Pipe-lines) Order 1998. (HL Paper 120)
7. Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) (Amendment) Bill [HL] The order of commitment was discharged.
Scotland BillThe Queens consent was signified; then it was moved by the Lord Sewel that the bill be now read a second time; a debate having arisen, the further debate was adjourned till tomorrow.
The House was adjourned at half-past ten oclock
till tomorrow, two oclock for judicial business, three oclock for public business.