HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Jovis 2° Julii 1998
The House met at three oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Manchester.
1. Leave of AbsenceIt was ordered that leave of absence be granted to the Lord Henniker for the remainder of this Parliament.
2. In re Cuoghi (Petitioner) (application for writ of Habeas Corpus) (lodged 1st July) The petition of Sergio Cuoghi praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Administration of Justice Act 1960 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
3. Piglowska (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Piglowski (Respondent) The appellants legal aid certificate was lodged.
4. Affirmative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers Compensation) (Payment of Claims) Amendment Regulations 1998;
2. Draft Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) Rules 1998.
5. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Larne Harbour Order (Northern Ireland) 1998, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 1974; ()
2. Local Government Reorganisation (Wales) (Repeal of Enactments) Order 1998, laid under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994; (1562)
3. Football Spectators (Seating) Order 1998, laid under the Football Spectators Act 1989. (1599)
6. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Report and Accounts for 1997-98 of the Scottish Hospital Trust, laid under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978;
2. Accounts for 1997-98 of the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Pensions Act 1995.
7. Tamar Bridge BillThe Chairman of Committees acquainted the House that he had appointed the following Lords to form the Select Committee on the bill:
|Cadman, L.||Oxfuird, V.|
|Jacobs, L.||Wharton, B.|
|Monkswell, L. (Chairman)|
It was ordered that the Committee do meet on Tuesday 7th July at half-past ten oclock.
8. Royal AssentThe Lord Chancellor notified the Queens Assent to the following Acts and Measure:
|National Lottery Act||c. 22|
|Public Interest Disclosure Act||c. 23|
|Road Traffic Reduction (National Targets) Act||c. 24|
|National Institutions Measure||No. 1|
9. Finance (No. 2) BillA bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue, and to make further provision in connection with Finance, was brought from the Commons endorsed with the certificate of the Speaker that the bill is a money bill, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 133)
10. Teaching and Higher Education Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons with the Lords amendment in lieu of one of the Commons amendments disagreed to and with the Commons amendments to which the Lords have disagreed insisted on, with reasons for such disagreement and insistence; it was ordered that the Commons reasons be printed. (HL Bill 134)
11. School Standards and Framework BillThe bill was further considered on report; amendments were agreed to (see division lists 1 and 2); further amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; further consideration on report was adjourned.
12. Northern Ireland Act 1974 (Interim Period Extension) Order 1998It was moved by the Lord Dubs that the draft Order laid before the House on 1st June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
The House was adjourned during pleasure.
The House was resumed.
13. School Standards and Framework BillThe bill was further considered on report; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 3); further consideration on report was adjourned after Amendment 176A.
The House was adjourned at eleven oclock
to Monday next, half-past two oclock.