HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Veneris 31° Julii 1998
The House met at eleven oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chichester.
1. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
Local GovernmentModernising Local Government in Wales: Government proposals. (4028)
2. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. School Standards and Framework Act 1988 (Education Action Zones) (Modification) Regulations 1998, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998; (1878)
2. Education (Grants for Early Excellence Centres) (England) Regulations 1998, laid under the Education Act 1996; (1877)
3. Education (Inspectors of Schools in Wales) (No. 2) Order 1998, laid under the Schools Inspections Act 1996; (1765)
4. (i) European Communities (Designation) (No. 2) Order 1998 (1750)
(ii) Republic of Serbia (Prohibition on Investment) Regulations 1998 (1873)
laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
5. Superannuation (Admission to Schedule 1 to the Superannuation Act 1972) (No. 2) Order 1998, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972. (1879)
3. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Report for 1997(98 of the British Board of Film Classification, laid under the Video Recordings Act 1984;
2. Report for 1997(98 of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, laid under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
4. Royal AssentThe Lord Chancellor notified the Queens Assent to the following Acts:
|Crime and Disorder Act||c.||37|
|Government of Wales Act||c.||38|
|National Minimum Wage Act||c.||39|
|Lloyds TSB Act||c. v|
5. Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) It was moved by the Chairman of Committees on behalf of the Committee of Selection that the Baroness Nicol be appointed to serve as a member of the Board of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) in the place of the Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn; the motion was agreed to.
6. Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit Limited (PARBUL) It was moved by the Chairman of Committees on behalf of the Committee of Selection that the Lord Burnham be appointed to serve as a member of the Board of the Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit Limited (PARBUL) in the place of the Lord Chesham, and that the Lord Morris of Castle Morris be appointed to serve as a member of the Board; the motion was agreed to.
7. Regional Development Agencies BillIt was moved by the Lord Whitty that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to whom the Regional Development Agencies Bill has been committed that they consider the Bill in the following order:
|Clause 1||Clauses 21 to 23|
|Schedule 1||Schedule 6|
|Clause 2||Clauses 24 to 32|
|Schedule 2||Schedule 7|
|Clauses 3 to 6||Clauses 33 and 34|
|Schedule 3||Schedule 8|
|Clauses 7 to 19||Clauses 35 and 36|
|Schedule 4||Schedule 9|
|Clause 20||Clauses 37 to 44;|
the motion was agreed to.
8. Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (Amendment) Regulations 1998It was moved by the Lord Williams of Mostyn that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25th June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
9. Northern Ireland BillA bill to make new provision for the government of Northern Ireland for the purpose of implementing the agreement reached at multi-party talks on Northern Ireland set out in Command Paper 3883 was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 152)
10. NATO EnlargementIt was moved by the Lord Gilbert that this House take note of NATOs invitation to Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland to join the Alliance; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
The House was adjourned at ten minutes before four oclock
to Monday, 5th October next, half-past two oclock.