HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Martis 9° Junii 1998
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Ripon.
1. Brophy and another (Respondents) v. Dunphys Chartered Surveyors (Petitioners) (lodged 1st May)The petition of Dunphys Chartered Surveyors praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
2. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Environment Transport and Regions (Respondent) ex parte Marson (Petitioner) (lodged20th May)The petition of Anthony Marson praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
3. In re J (a minor) (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 23rd June next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
4. Command Paper?The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
Scottish Land Court?Report for 1997 of the Scottish Land Court. (3970)
5. Negative Instruments?The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Draft Government Stock (Amendment) Regulations 1998, laid under the Finance Act 1942; (?)
2. Social Security (Student Amounts Amendment) Regulations 1998, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992; (1379)
3. Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment Regulations 1998, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992; (1381)
4. Driving Licences (Community Driving Licence) Regulations 1998, laid under the European Communities Act 1972; (1420)
5. (i) Local Government (Exemption from Competition) (Scotland) Amendment Order 1998 (1421)
(ii) Local Government Act 1988 (Competition) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1998 (1422)
(iii) Local Government Act 1988 (Exemption for Works Contracts) (Scotland) Order 1998 (1423)
laid under the Local Government Act 1988.
6. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings?The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Security and Emergency Measures (Water and Sewerage Authorities) (Scotland) Direction 1998, laid under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.
Select Committee Reports
7. Statutory InstrumentsThe 36th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:
Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/1342);
Draft Northern Ireland Act 1974 (Interim Period Extension) Order 1998;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 113)
8. European CommunitiesThe following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:
The Court of First Instance: Single Judge; (25th ReportHL Paper 114)
The Community Patent and the Patent System in Europe; (26th ReportHL Paper 115)
Student Mobility in the European Community; (27th ReportHL Paper 116)
Taxation and Competition Policy in the Single Market. (28th Report-HL Paper 117)
9. Procedure of the HouseIt was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the 3rd Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 106) be agreed to; then it was moved by the Lord Marlesford, as an amendment thereto, at end to insert (save for the words such as the Succession to the Crown Bill in paragraph 1); after debate, the amendment was agreed to; then the original motion, as amended, was agreed to.
10. Community Care (Residential Accommodation) BillThe bill was read a third time and passed.
11. Government of Wales BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed.
12. International criminal courtThe Lord Archer of Sandwell asked Her Majestys Government whether they support the establishment of an international criminal court; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Whitty.
13. Government of Wales BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed after amendment 243.
The House was adjourned at twelve minutes before eleven oclock
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.