HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Martis 18° Maii 1999
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Carlisle.
1. Lord Saint OswaldCharles Roland Andrew Lord Saint Oswald sat first in Parliament after the death of his father, Derek Edward Anthony Lord Saint Oswald, having first taken and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
2. Regina v. District Court Martial at Bulford and another (Respondents) ex parte Bowyer (Petitioner) The petition of Karl Adam Bowyer praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Administration of Justice Act 1960 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 30th March).
3. Berezovsky (Respondent) v. Michaels and others (Appellants)
4. Glouchkov (Respondent) v. Michaels and others (Appellants) The petition of the appellants praying that the appeals be consolidated, that they be allowed to lodge one statement, case and appendix and be jointly represented in respect of the two appeals and that the respondents have leave to lodge one case and be jointly represented in respect of the two appeals (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
5. Appeal CommitteeThe 35th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made:
Wadey (Respondent) v. Surrey County Council (Petitioners) The petition of Surrey County Council praying for leave to present an appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order I has expired be allowed and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 1st June next.
6. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. European CommunitiesReport for JulyDecember 1998 on Developments in the European Union; (4352)
2. Channel TunnelAmendment No. 3 to the Concession Agreement relating to development, financing, construction and operation of a fixed link across the English Channel signed as of 14th March 1986. (4350)
7. Affirmative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Draft Professions Supplementary to Medicine (Speech and Language Therapists Board) Order of Council 1999;
2. Draft Professions Supplementary to Medicine (Clinical Scientists Board) Order of Council 1999;
3. Draft Professions Supplementary to Medicine (Paramedics Board) Order of Council 1999.
8. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Legal Aid in Criminal Cases (Statement of Means) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1999, laid under the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981; ()
2. Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Specification) Order 1999, laid under the Scotland Act 1998; (1319)
3. Judicial Committee (Powers in Devolution Cases) Order 1999, laid under the Government of Wales Act 1998, the Scotland Act 1998 and the Northern Ireland Act 1998. (1320)
9. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Report on Penalty Clauses by the Scottish Law Commission, laid under the Law Commissions Act 1965.
Select Committee Reports
10. Statutory InstrumentsThe 19th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instrument:
Draft Northern Ireland (Emergency and Prevention of Terrorism Provisions) (Continuance) Order 1999;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 60)
11. European CommunitiesThe following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:
Agenda 2000: CAP Reform. (8th Report-HL Paper 61);
Prosecuting Fraud on the Communities Financesthe Corpus Juris. (9th Report-HL Paper 62).
12. HFC Bank BillThe bill was read a second time and committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee.
13. Northern Ireland (Location of Victims Remains) BillIt was moved by the Lord Dubs that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
14. House of Lords BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was 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 61)
15. Tax Credits BillIt was moved by the Baroness Hollis of Heigham that the report be now received; then it was moved by the Lord Higgins, as an amendment thereto, to leave out (now) and at the end insert (only after Her Majestys Government have announced their intentions in respect of passported benefits); after debate, the amendment was (by leave of the House) withdrawn; then the report was received; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; further consideration on report was adjourned after amendment 14.
The House was adjourned at eight minutes before midnight
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.