HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Veneris 7° Maii 1999
The House met at eleven oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Exeter.
1. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
(i) Montreal Protocol No. 4 to amend the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules relating to International Carriage by Air signed at Warsaw on 12th October 1929 as amended by the Protocol done at The Hague on 28 September 1955; (4337)
(ii) Agreement between the United Kingdom and Hong Kong concerning Air Services; (4336)
2. Competition CommissionReport on the proposed merger of Rockwool Limited and Owens-Corning Building Products (UK) Limited. (4330)
2. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Warehousekeepers and Owners of Warehoused Goods Regulations 1999, laid under the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979; (1278)
2. Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Midland Metro T69 Vehicles) (Exemption No. 2) Order 1999, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995; (1256)
3. Child Support Commissioners (Procedure) Regulations 1999, laid under the Child Support Act 1991. (1305)
3. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Scheme made by the County Council of Flintshire under section 19 of the Welsh Act 1914, laid under that Act.
4. Border Controls (ECC Report) It was moved by the Lord Wallace of Saltaire that this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Schengen and the United Kingdoms Border Controls (7th Report, HL Paper 37); after debate, the motion was agreed to.
5. Greater London Authority BillA bill to establish and make provision about the Greater London Authority, the Mayor of London and the London Assembly; to make provision in relation to London borough councils and the Common Council of the City of London with respect to matters consequential on the establishment of the Greater London Authority; to make provision with respect to the functions of other local authorities and statutory bodies exercising functions in Greater London; to make provision about transport and road traffic in and around Greater London; to make provision about policing in Greater London and to make an adjustment of the metropolitan police district; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 54)
6. Greater London Authority BillIt was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 54-EN)
7. Obscenity Bill [HL] The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 55)
8. Aeroplane Noise Regulations 1999It was moved by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14th April be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
9. European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Framework Agreement for Trade and Cooperation between the European Community and its Member States and the Republic of Korea) Order 1999It was moved by the Lord Carter that the draft Order laid before the House on 21st April be approved; the motion was agreed to.
10. European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States and the United Mexican States) Order 1999It was moved by the Lord Carter that the draft Order laid before the House on 26th April be approved; the motion was agreed to.
11. Potato Industry Development Council (Amendment) Order 1999It was moved by the Lord Carter that the draft Order laid before the House on 13th April be approved; the motion was agreed to.
The House was adjourned at three minutes before two oclock
to Monday next, half-past two oclock.