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Die Martis 2° Februarii 1999

The House met at half-past two o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwell.

Judicial Business

1. Sanctuary Housing Association (Petitioners) v. Baker (Respondent)— The petition of Sanctuary Housing Association praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

2. Chief Adjudication Officer (Appellant) v. Faulds (Respondent) (Scotland)— The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 15th March next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.


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

    Broadcasting—Memorandum by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in response to the 8th Report of the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Session 1997-98, on the Report and Accounts of the BBC for 1997-98.      (4258)

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

    1. Act of Sederunt (Fees of Witnesses in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 1999, laid under the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907;      (188)

    2. Civil Courts (Amendment) Order 1999, laid under the County Courts Act 1984.      (216)

Select Committee Reports

5. Statutory Instruments—The 7th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Draft Development Commission (Transfer of Functions and Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 1999;

      Draft Diplomatic Privileges (British Nationals) Order 1999;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 22)

6. European Communities—The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:

    Delegation of Powers to the Commission: Reforming Comitology; (3rd Report—HL Paper 23)

    Correspondence with Ministers; (4th Report—HL Paper 24)

    Evidence by Joyce Quin MP, Minister for Europe, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on the Vienna European Council. (5th Report—HL Paper 25)

Public Business

7. Trustee Delegation Bill [HL]— The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported without amendment; the report was received.

8. Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill [HL]— The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was agreed to; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with an amendment; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 17)

9. Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Bill—It was moved by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath 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.

10. Airports: planning procedures—The Lord Gladwyn asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied that current planning procedures respecting proposals for new commercial airports take adequate account of environmental considerations and national policy requirements; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Whitty.

The House was adjourned at seventeen minutes past seven o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.


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