HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Martis 10° Novembris 1998
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwell.
1. Leave of AbsenceLeave of absence was granted to the Lord Chancellor for Friday 13th November.
2. Bogdal (Petitioner) v. Kingston-upon-Hull City Council (Respondents) (lodged 30th October) The petition of Michael Bodgal praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
3. Wildtree Hotels Limited and others (Appellants) v. London Borough of Harrow (Respondents) The petition of appeal having been dismissed in accordance with Standing Order V, the petition of the appellants was presented praying that the appeal be restored (the agents for the respondents not consenting thereto) and was referred to an Appeal Committee.
4. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Friendly Societies (Activities of a Subsidiary) (No. 2) Order 1998, laid under the Friendly Societies Act 1992; (2696)
2. Education (Individual Pupils Achievements) (Information) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 1998, laid under the Education Act 1996. (2705)
5. 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 Churches Conservation Trust, laid under the Pastoral Measure 1983;
2. Report and Accounts for 1997-98 of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, laid under the Environment Act 1995.
Select Committee Report
6. Statutory InstrumentsThe 47th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:
Draft Civil Procedure (Modification of Enactments) Order 1998;
Draft Jobseekers Allowance Amendment (New Deal) Regulations 1998;
Draft Parliamentary Constituencies (England) (Miscellaneous Changes) Order 1998;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 154)
7. Statute Law (Repeals) Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to.
8. Northern Ireland BillThe report was received; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); amendments were agreed to; further consideration on report was adjourned after amendment 132.
9. Female circumcisionThe Baroness Gould of Potternewton asked Her Majestys Government what action they have taken, following the Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act 1985, in relation to education, prevention and prosecution under the Act; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.
The House was adjourned at two minutes past ten oclock
till tomorrow, ten oclock for judicial business,
half-past two oclock for public business.