House of Lords Journal 231 (Session 1997-98)
Alphabetical list of Lords
Minutes and Order Papers
Tuesday 8 July 1997
The House met at half-past two oclock.
The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Gray of Contin, L.
Grimston of Westbury, L.
Hailsham of Saint Marylebone, L.
Harding of Petherton, L.
Harris of Greenwich, L.
Henderson of Brompton, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Jauncey of Tullichettle, L.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Jenkins of Hillhead, L.
Jenkins of Putney, L.
Johnston of Rockport, L.
Lestor of Eccles, B.
Lindsey and Abingdon, E.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
Lucas of Chilworth, L.
McAlpine of West Green, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
Macfarlane of Bearsden, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
Mackay of Ardbrecknish, L.
Mackie of Benshie, L.
Mackintosh of Halifax, V.
Mason of Barnsley, L.
Massereene and Ferrard, V.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Milner of Leeds, L.
Molyneaux of Killhead, L.
Monk Bretton, L.
Montagu of Beaulieu, L.
Morris of Castle Morris, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Napier and Ettrick, L.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Perry of Walton, L.
Peyton of Yeovil, L.
Phillips of Ellesmere, L.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Platt of Writtle, B.
Plummer of St. Marylebone, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.
Ritchie of Dundee, L.
Robson of Kiddington, B.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Saint Albans, D.
St. Davids, V.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St. John of Fawsley, L.
Sefton of Garston, L.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Shore of Stepney, L.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Slynn of Hadley, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Stodart of Leaston, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Strathcona and Mount Royal, L.
Suffolk and Berkshire, E.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Gryfe, L.
Taylor of Warwick, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Gwydir, L.
Thomas of Swynnerton, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Wade of Chorlton, L.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walton of Detchant, L.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williams of Mostyn, L.
Willoughby de Broke, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.
Wyatt of Weeford, L.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Coventry.
|1.||Lord Alton of LiverpoolDavid Patrick Paul Alton Esquire, having been created Baron Alton of Liverpool, of Mossley Hill in the County of Merseyside, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 12th June 1997 (see appendix), was introduced between the Lord Hylton and the Lord Weatherill, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.|
|2.||In re H (a minor) (lodged 15th November)The petition of the father praying for leave to appeal was presented without payment of the fee, such fee having been waived by the Appeal Committee pursuant to Standing Order XIII; the said petition was referred to an Appeal Committee.|
|3.||Dun & Bradstreet Software Services (England) Limited and others (Petitioners) v. Provident Mutual Life Assurance Association and others (Respondents)The petition of Dun & Bradstreet Software Services (England) Limited and Dun & Bradstreet Software Services Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.|
|4.||Redrow Homes Limited and others (Appellants) v. Bett Brothers plc and others (Respondents) (Scotland)The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.|
|5.||Appeal CommitteeThe 14th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made|
Regina v. Pearce (Respondent)That leave to appeal be refused.
Comdel Commodities Limited (Petitioners) v. Siporex Trade SA (Respondents)That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d) and if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.
Manifest Shipping Company Limited (Respondents) v. Uni-Polaris Shipping Company Limited and others (Petitioners)That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 22nd July next.
Royal Boskalis Westminster NV and others (Petitioners) v. Mountain and others (Respondents)That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 22nd July next.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Great Britain) (Petitioners) v. West Yorkshire Fire & Civil Defence Authority (Respondents)That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d) and if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.
Newlon Housing Trust (Petitioners) v. Alsulaimen (Respondent) and anotherThat the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 22nd July next.
In re H (a minor) (1997)That leave to appeal be refused.
|6.||Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:|
|1.||Standards in Public Life3rd Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life: Standards of Conduct in Local Government in England, Scotland, and Wales;|
|2.||BroadcastingReport and Accounts for 199697 of the British Broadcasting Corporation;|
|3.||Treaty SeriesFirst Supplementary List of Ratifications, Accessions, Withdrawals, etc. for 1997;|
|4.||EducationBuilding Excellent Schools Together: Government consultation document.|
|7.||Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:|
|(i)||Avon Health Authority (Transfers of Trust Property) Order 1997|
|(ii)||North and East Devon Health Authority (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 1997|
|(iii)||Worcestershire Community Healthcare National Health Service Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 1997|
|(iv)||Guardians Ad Litem and Reporting Officers (Panels) (Amendment) Regulations 1997|
|laid under the National Health Service Act 1977.|
|8.||Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:|
|1.||Reports and accounts for 199697 of the|
|(i)||Broadcasting Complaints Commission|
|(ii)||Broadcasting Standards Council|
|laid under the Broadcasting Act 1990;|
|2.||Accounts for 1995 of the National Savings Bank Investment Deposits Accounts, together with the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Finance Act 1980;|
|3.||Accounts for 1995 of the National Savings Bank Ordinary Deposits Accounts, together with the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Savings Bank Act 1971;|
|4.||Treasury Minute of 8th July 1997 directing the application of certain receipts as appropriations in aid of the votes specified in the Summer Supplementary Estimates and New Estimates for 199798, laid under the Public Accounts and Charges Act 1891;|
|5.||Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland on Financial Control in Voluntary Grammar and Grant-Maintained Integrated Schools in Northern Ireland, laid under the Audit (Northern Ireland) Order 1987.|
Select Committee Report
|9.||Statutory InstrumentsThe 6th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:|
Draft Contracting Out (Metropolitan Police and Civil Staffs Pensions) Order 1997;
Draft Jobseekers Allowance (Workskill Courses) Pilot (No. 2) Regulations 1997;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 14)
|10.||Wireless Telegraphy Bill [HL]The House resolved itself into a Committee on the bill; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 19)|
|11.||Satellite Television Service Regulations 1997It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 18th June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.|
|12.||Appropriation (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997It was moved by the Lord Dubs that the draft Order laid before the House on 11th June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.|
|13.||European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Euro-Mediterranean Agreement Establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States and the Kingdom of Morocco) Order 1997|
|14.||European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Framework Co-operation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States and the Republic of Chile) Order 1997|
|15.||European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Inter-regional Framework Co-operation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States and the Southern Common Market and its Party States) Order 1997|
It was moved by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean that the draft Orders laid before the House on 23rd June be approved en bloc; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
|16.||Scottish Seed Potato Development Council (Dissolution) Order 1997It was moved by the Lord Sewel that the draft Order laid before the House on 24th June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.|
|17.||Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) Order 1997It was moved by the Lord Sewel that the Order laid before the House on 24th June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.|
|18.||NATOThe Lord Wallace of Saltaire asked Her Majestys Government how they propose that the European members of NATO should most effectively develop the European Security and Defence Identity to which NATO is committed; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Gilbert.|
The House was adjourned at twenty-five minutes before nine oclock
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.
ELIZABETH THE SECOND by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen Head of the Commonwealth Defender of the Faith To all Lords Spiritual and Temporal and all other Our Subjects whatsoever to whom these Presents shall come Greeting Know Ye that We of Our especial grace certain knowledge and mere motion in pursuance of the Life Peerages Act 1958 and of all other powers in that behalf Us enabling do by these Presents advance create and prefer Our right trusty and well beloved David Patrick Paul Alton Esquire to the state degree style dignity title and honour of Baron Alton of Liverpool of Mossley Hill in Our County of Merseyside
And for Us Our heirs and successors do appoint give and grant unto him the said name state degree style dignity title and honour of Baron Alton of Liverpool to have and to hold unto him for his life
Willing and by these Presents granting for Us Our heirs and successors that he may have hold and possess a seat place and voice in the Parliaments and Public Assemblies and Councils of Us Our heirs and successors within Our United Kingdom amongst the Barons And also that he may enjoy and use all the rights privileges pre-eminences immunities and advantages to the degree of a Baron duly and of right belonging which Barons of Our United Kingdom have heretofore used and enjoyed or as they do at present use and enjoy
In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent Witness Ourself at Westminster in the forenoon of the twelfth day of June in the forty-sixth year of Our Reign
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