HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Mercurii 14° Aprilis 1999
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Birmingham.
1. Holland (Appellant) v. Lampen-Wolfe (Respondent) The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 26th May next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
2. Canada Trust Company (Acting in its capacity as Trustee of the Chrysler Canada Ltds Benefits Plan, the Chrysler Canada Ltd Master Trust Fund, The Chrysler Canada Ltd Non-Canadian Master Trust Fund and the Holmes Foundry Division Master Trust Fund) and others (Respondents) v. Stolzenberg and Gambazzi and others (Appellants) and othersThe petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 12th May next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
3. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. HealthGovernment Response to the first Report of the House of Commons Health Committee on the Relationship between Health and Social Services; (4320)
on the interpretation by the Court of Justice of the European Communities of the Convention on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Matrimonial Matters.
4. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
Draft Aeroplane Noise Regulations 1999.
5. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. National Assembly for Wales (Oath of Allegiance in Welsh) Order 1999, laid under the Government of Wales Act 1998; (1101)
2. Northern Ireland Science Park Foundation Limited (Funding) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 1974; ()
3. Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999, laid under the Water Industry Act 1991; (1148)
4. Consular Relations (Merchant Shipping) (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) (Revocation) Order 1999, laid under the Consular Relations Act 1968. (1124)
6. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Statement of Guarantee given by the Secretary of State for Health in respect of temporary borrowing by South Buckinghamshire National Health Service Trust from Midland Bank plc, laid under the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990;
2. Report and Accounts for 1997-98 of the Apple and Pear Research Council, laid under the Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947.
Select Committee Report
7. Delegated Powers and DeregulationThe following report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
12th Report, on the following bills:
Academic and Academic-Related Staff Pay and Conditions Bill [HL];
Road Traffic Regulation (Cycle Parking) Bill [HL];
and requesting evidence on the proposal for the Draft Deregulation (New Year Licensing) Order 1999. (HL Paper 51)
8. Pollution Prevention and Control Bill [HL] It was moved by the Lord Carter, on behalf of the Lord Whitty, that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to whom the bill has been re-committed that they consider the Bill in the following order:
Clauses 2 and 3
Schedules 2 and 3
the motion was agreed to.
9. Taxation and public expenditureIt was moved by the Lord Skidelsky that there be laid before the House papers relating to current levels of taxation and public expenditure and their consequences; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
10. Armenian massacre 1915The Baroness Cox asked Her Majestys Government whether they will reconsider their refusal to recognise as genocide the action against the Armenian people by Turkey in 1915; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale.
The House was adjourned at two minutes before seven oclock
till tomorrow, three oclock.