HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Lunae 9° Novembris 1998
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwell.
1. Earl of DunmoreMalcolm Kenneth Earl of Dunmore sat first in Parliament after the death of his father, Kenneth Randolph Earl of Dunmore, having first taken and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
2. Leave of AbsenceIt was ordered that the leave of absence granted to the Lord Clitheroe be terminated.
3. Appeal CommitteeThe 98th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made:
Prince Jefri Bolkiah (Petitioner) v. KPMG (a firm) (Respondents) That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged forthwith.
4. Prince Jefri Bolkiah (Appellant) v. KPMG (a firm) (Respondents) (England) The appeal of Prince Jefri Bolkiah was presented and, Standing Order VII having been dispensed with, it was ordered that the statement and appendix be lodged. The cause was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
5. In re L (1998) The petition of the London Borough of Croydon praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
6. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
Compliance Cost AssessmentsList of compliance cost assessments for 1st January to 20th June. (4091)
7. Statutory Instrument (Standing Order 68) The following negative instrument, having been laid before the House on 6th November, was ordered to lie on the Table:
Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Amendment) Regulations 1998, laid under the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964. (2726)
8. 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 Natural Environment Research Council, laid under the Science and Technology Act 1965;
2. Manufacturing statistics: production and construction inquiries summary volume for 1996, laid under the Statistics of Trade Act 1947.
9. Bodmin Moor Commons Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees informed the House that the Promoters do not intend to proceed further with the bill.
10. Royal AssentThe Lord Speaker (Lord Boston of Faversham) notified the Queens Assent to the following Acts:
|Competition Act||c. 41|
|Human Rights Act||c. 42|
11. Scotland BillThe bill was read a third time; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 to 4); then after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.
The House was adjourned at twenty-nine minutes before eleven oclock
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.