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Die Jovis 8° Octobris 1998

The House met at three o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Ely.

1. The Lord Macdonald of Tradeston—Angus John Macdonald Esquire CBE, having been created Baron Macdonald of Tradeston, of Tradeston in the City of Glasgow, for life by Letters Patent dated 2nd October 1998, was introduced between the Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill and the Lord Gordon of Strathblane, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and made and subscribed the solemn affirmation pursuant to statute.

Judicial Business

2. Appeal Committee—The following Orders were made pursuant to the 92nd Report:

    In re B (a minor) (A.P.) (Petitioner) (1998)— That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 22nd October next.

    Vehicle Inspectorate (Respondents) v. Bruce Cook Road Planing Limited and another (Petitioners)— That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged forthwith.


3. Command Paper—The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Energy—Conclusions of the Review of Energy Sources for Power Generation and Government response to 4th and 5th Reports of the House of Commons Trade and Industry Committee: Government proposals.      (4071)

4. Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Births, Deaths and Marriages (Fees) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 1974;      (—)

    2. Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations 1998, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988;      (2429)

    3. Medicines (Products for Animal Use-Fees) Regulations 1998, laid under the Medicines Act 1968.      (2428)

Public Business

5. Scotland Bill—The 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itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the question that a clause stand part of the bill was negatived; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 155)

6. Registration of Political Parties Bill—It was moved by the Lord Williams of Mostyn that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

The House was adjourned at twenty minutes past ten o’clock

to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.


Cler: Parliamentor:


In yesterday’s Minute of Proceedings, the following instrument should have appeared as a negative instrument (in item 27.):

    Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Rate of Interest) Order 1998, laid under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Rate of Interest) Order 1998.      (2480)

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