HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Mercurii 30° Junii 1999
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.
1. Bishop of RochesterMichael James Lord Bishop of Rochester was introduced between the Lord Bishop of Southwark and the Lord Bishop of Gloucester; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
2. Royal AssentThe Lord Chancellor notified the Queens Assent to the following Acts and Measures:
|Water Industry Act||c.||9|
|Tax Credits Act||c.||10|
|Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act||c.||11|
|Road Traffic (Vehicle Testing) Act||c.||12|
|University College London Act||c.|| ii|
|Imperial College Act||c.|| iii|
|HFC Bank Act||c.|| iv|
|Cathedrals Measure||No.|| 1|
|Care of Places of Worship Measure||No.|| 2|
3. Whistler International Limited (Respondents) v. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Limited (Petitioners)The petition of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
4. White (Appellant) v. White (Respondent) (First Appeal)
5. White (Appellant) v. White (Respondent) (Second Appeal)
The 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 19th August next or to the third sitting day after the next ensuing meeting of the House (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
6. Wadey (Respondent) v. Surrey County Council (Appellants)The 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 August next or to the third sitting day after the next ensuing meeting of the House (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
7. Appeal CommitteeThe 47th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made
Dimond (Petitioner) v. Lovell (Respondent)That the respondent be invited to lodge objections by 14th July next.
8. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Lomé ConventionAgreement Amending the Fourth ACP-EC Convention of Lomé with Final Act; (4383)
2. Investment ProtectionAgreement between the United Kingdom and the Lebanese Republic for the Promotion and Protection of Investments, together with an explanatory memorandum; (4384)
3. EducationLearning to Succeed: a new framework for post-16 learning: Government proposals; (4392)
4. FinanceEuropean Community FinancesStatement on the 1999 EC Budget and measures to counter fraud and financial mismanagement. (4382)
9. Affirmative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Draft Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (Procedural Rules) Order 1999;
2. Draft Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (Guidelines) Order 1999;
3. Draft Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (Code of Conduct) Order 1999.
10. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Civil Aviation (Route Charges for Navigation Services) (Third Amendment) (Revocation) Regulations 1999, laid under the Civil Aviation Act 1982; (1859)
2. (i) Seeds (Fees) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999 (1865)
(ii) Fodder Plant Seeds (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (1864)
(iii) Vegetable Seeds (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (1863)
(iv) Oil and Fibre Plant Seeds (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (1862)
(v) Beet Seeds (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (1861)
(vi) Cereal Seeds (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (1860)
laid under the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964;
3. Education (National Curriculum) (Temporary Exceptions for Individual Pupils) (Wales) Regulations 1999, laid under the Education Act 1996; (1815)
4. (i) Education (Further Education in Schools) Regulations 1999 (1867)
(ii) Education (Exclusion from School) (Prescribed Periods) Regulations 1999 (1868)
laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;
5. (i) Feedingstuffs (Zootechnical Products) Regulations 1999 (1871)
(ii) Feedingstuffs (Establishments and Intermediaries) Regulations 1999 (1872)
laid under the European Communities Act 1972.
11. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1, Report for 1998 of the Director General of Fair Trading, laid under the Fair Trading Act 1973;
2. Statement by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport appointing Mr Alan Britten as the Chairman of the English Tourist Board for a period of three years from 12th July 1999, laid under the Development of Tourism Act 1969;
3. Report and Accounts for 1998-99 of the Local Government Commission for England, laid under the Local Government Act 1992;
4. Public Processions and Parades:
laid under the Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998;
5. Report for 1998-99 of the Ancient Monuments Board for Wales, laid under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979;
6. Report for 1998-99 of the Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, laid under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1988.
Select Committee Report
12. Delegated Powers and DeregulationThe following report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
21st Report, on the Draft Freedom of Information Bill. (HL Paper 79)
13. House of Lords BillThe bill was further considered on report; an amendment was agreed to (see division list 1); amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 2 and 3); further consideration on report was adjourned.
14. Selection in educationThe Lord Pilkington of Oxenford asked Her Majestys Government whether they are prepared to accept that some selection in education has value; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey.
15. House of Lords BillThe bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 4 and 5).
The House was adjourned at a quarter-past midnight
in the morning of Thursday 1st July till later the same day,
two oclock in the afternoon for judicial business,
three oclock for public business.