HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Jovis 26° Novembris 1998
The House met at three oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol.
1. MacNiven (Her Majestys Inspector of Taxes) (Petitioner) v. Westmoreland Investments Limited (Respondents) (lodged 20th November) The petition of Iain Graham Brander MacNiven praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
2. Regina v. Cooke (Appellant) (Northern Ireland) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal Northern Ireland) The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
3. Appeal CommitteeThe 1st Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made:
OLoughlin (Respondent) v. Chief Constable of Essex (Petitioner) That the respondent be invited to lodge objections by 10th December next.
Garston and others (Respondents) v. Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance Society (Petitioners) That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d) and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.
Walker (Her Majestys Inspector of Taxes) (Respondent) v. Centaur Clothes Group Limited (Petitioners) That the respondent be invited to lodge objections by 10th December next.
Boukssid (A.P.) (Petitioner) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) That the respondent be invited to lodge objections by 10th December next.
Royal Bank of Scotland (Respondents) v. Ezekiel (Petitioner) That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d) and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.
4. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
CrimeCriminal Statistics: England and Wales, 1997. (4162)
5. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
Draft Government of Wales Act 1998 (Housing) (Amendments) Order 1998.
6. Negative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
North Hull Housing Action Trust (Dissolution) Order 1998, laid under the Housing Act 1988. (2871)
7. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Report and Accounts for 1996-97 of the Intervention Board, laid under the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921;
2. News Release concerning Homicides in Scotland in 1997, laid under the Police (Scotland) Act 1967;
3. Statement of Guarantee given by the Treasury in respect of temporary borrowing by the Audit Commission from Lloyds Bank plc, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1982;
4. Report for 1997 of the Animal Procedures Committee, laid under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.
8. Alliance & Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) Bill [HL] (formerly Girobank plc (Transfer) Bill [HL]) The Chairman of Committees acquainted the House that pursuant to the resolution of 17th November last the bill had been deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments together with the declaration of the agent; the bill was presented, read a first time, passed through all its remaining stages pro forma and sent to the Commons.
9. Pollution Prevention and Control Bill [HL] A bill to make provision for a new system of pollution prevention and control; and for connected purposes was presented by the Lord Whitty, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 3)
10. Pollution Prevention and Control Bill [HL] It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 3-EN)
11. Committee of SelectionIt was moved by the Chairman of Committees that in accordance with Standing Order 61 a Committee of Selection be appointed to select and propose to the House the names of the Lords to form each select committee of the House (except the Committee of Selection itself and any committee otherwise provided for by statute or by order of the House) or any other body not being a select committee referred to it by the Chairman of Committees, and the Panel of Deputy Chairmen of Committees; and that the following Lords together with the Chairman of Committees be named of the Committee
L. Harris of Greenwich
B. Jay of Paddington
L. McIntosh of Haringey
L. Rodgers of Quarry Bank
the motion was agreed to.
12. The Queens SpeechThe debate on the Motion that an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty was resumed and, after further debate, was again adjourned to Monday next.
The House was adjourned at twenty-six minutes before ten oclock
to Monday next, half-past two oclock.