HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Martis 19° Januarii 1999
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chichester.
1. Government of the United States of America (Respondents) v. Montgomery and another (Petitioners) (lodged 7th August) The petition of Kathleen Conway Montgomery and Lee Edwin Montgomery praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
2. Gibb Mews plc (Respondents) v. Gemmel (A.P.) (Petitioner) and one other action (lodged 3rd December) The petition of Graham Gemmel praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioners legal aid certificate was lodged.
3. Regina v. Bett (Petitioner) (lodged 26th October) The petition of Robert Adrian Bett praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
4. Morgan and others (Respondents) v. Morris (Petitioner) and one other actionThe petitioners legal aid certificate was lodged.
5. Appeal CommitteeThe following Order was made pursuant to the 3rd Report:
B (by his mother and next friend) (Petitioner) v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent) That leave to appeal be given and that the petition of appeal be lodged forthwith.
6. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
Criminal InjuriesReport for 1997-98 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. (4197)
7. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
8. Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988; (72)
9. Grants for Pre-school Education (Prescribed Children) (Scotland) Amendment Order 1999, laid under the Education (Scotland) Act 1996. (79)
10. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
* Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Radioactivity in Sheep) Partial Revocation Order 1999, laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985; (80)
* Report for 1997-98 of the Sports Council for Northern Ireland on Lottery Distribution Activities, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993;
11. Report for 1997-98 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, laid under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1995;
12. Accounts for 1997-98 of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Probation Board (Northern Ireland) Order 1982.
Select Committee Report
13. Statutory InstrumentsThe 5th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:
Draft European Communities (Immunities and Privileges of the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission) Order 1999;
Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission) Order 1999;
Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 1999;
Draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 1999;
Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Fund Payments) Order 1999;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 18)
14. Access to Justice Bill [HL] The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed after amendment 89.
The House was adjourned at five minutes past eleven oclock
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.
In the Minute of Proceedings of 10th December 1998, the two instruments listed in item 12 should have been laid as affirmative instruments.