HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Mercurii 23° Junii 1999
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol.
1. Porter (Petitioner) v. Magill (Respondent) and one other actionThe petition of Dame Shirley Porter praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 21st June).
2. Ali (Respondent) v. Courtaulds Textiles Limited (Petitioners)The petition of Courtaulds Textiles Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
3. Regina v. Bow Street Magistrates Court and Allison (Respondent) ex parte Government of the United States of America (Appellants) (On Appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queens Bench Division)The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
4. Turkington and others (practising as McCartan Turkington Breen) (Respondents) v. Times Newspapers Limited (Appellants) (Northern Ireland)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 20th July next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 22nd June).
5. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
FinanceTreasury minute on the seventh to ninth Reports from the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts. (4380)
6. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
Draft Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 (Revival of Parts IVA and IVB) Order 1999.
7. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) Regulations 1999, laid under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1998; (1774)
2. (i) Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Supply and Sale of Equipment) (Penalties and Licences) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (1775)
(ii) Dual-Use and Related Goods (Export Control) (Amendment No.2) Regulations 1999 (1778)
laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
3. Education (Student Loans) (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the Education (Student Loans) Act 1990. (1784)
8. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Report and Financial Statements for 1998 for the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, laid under the Industrial Training Act 1982;
2. Report for 1998 by the Secretary of State for Scotland on Further Education in Scotland, laid under the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992;
3. (i) Sixth Report (selected cases October 1998-March 1999); and
(ii) Seventh Report (annual report 1998-99)
from the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, laid under the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967;
4. Report for 1998 of the Director General of Water Services, laid under the Water Industry Act 1991.
Select Committee Reports
9. Delegated Powers and DeregulationThe following reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:
19th Report, on the following bills:
Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Bill;
Football (Offences and Disorder) Bill;
Employment Relations BillProposed New Clause on Transfer of Undertakings;
Welfare Reform and Pensions BillGovernment amendments for Committee stage (HL Paper 75);
20th Report, on the proposal for a draft Deregulation (Casinos) Order 1999 (HL Paper 76).
10. Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Bill [HL]It was moved by the Baroness Jay of Paddington that the Order of Commitment of 21st May be discharged and that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee; the motion was agreed to.
11. Greater London Authority BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed for a statement; the House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed.
12. H M Young Offender Institution and Remand Centre FelthamThe Lord Harris of Greenwich asked Her Majestys Government what is their response to the report of the Chief Inspector of Prisons on H M Young Offender Institution and Remand Centre Feltham; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Williams of Mostyn.
13. Access to Justice Bill [HL]The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments and with a privilege amendment; it was ordered that the Commons amendments be printed. (HL Bill 73)
14. Tax Credits BillThe bill was returned from the Commons with certain amendments disagreed to with reasons for such disagreement and with the remaining amendments agreed to; the reasons were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 74)
15. Greater London Authority BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed after amendment 212ZA.
The House was adjourned at twenty minutes before midnight
till tomorrow, two oclock for judicial business,
three oclock for public business.