HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Mercurii 28° Julii 1999
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells.
1. Lord Watson of RichmondAlan John Watson Esquire, CBE, having been created Baron Watson of Richmond, of Richmond in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 23rd July 1999, was introduced between the Lord Jenkins of Hillhead and the Lord Steel of Aikwood, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
2. Lord King of West BromwichTarsem King Esquire, having been created Baron King of West Bromwich, of West Bromwich in the County of West Midlands, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 22nd July 1999, was introduced between the Lord Archer of Sandwell and the Lord Tomlinson, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
3. Piglowska (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Piglowski (A.P.) (Respondent)The Cause was further considered; it was ordered that the respondent do pay to the appellant her costs in the Court of Appeal and in this House, the amount of such last-mentioned costs to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties; that, for the purposes of section 17(1) of the Legal Aid Act 1988, the liability of the respondent be assessed as £10,000 and that the amount of costs to be paid by him do not exceed that sum and that the said sum be set off against the sum of £10,000 ordered to be paid to the respondent; and that there be no further order as to costs, save that the costs of the parties in this House be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988.
4. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
CrimeAgreement between the United Kingdom and the Russian Federation on Co-operation in Fighting Crime. (4403)
5. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Public Airport Companies (Capital Finance) (Second Amendment) Order 1999, laid under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989; (2125)
2. Plant Health (Amendment) (England) Order 1999, laid under the Plant Health Act 1967; (2126)
3. Appointment of Queens Counsel Fees Order 1999, laid under the Access to Justice Act 1999; (2138)
4. (i) Education (Proposals for Grammar Schools to cease to have Selective Admission Arrangements) Regulations 1999 (2103)
(ii) Education (Substituted Grammar Schools) Regulations 1999 (2102)
laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;
5. Nursery Education (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999, laid under the Nursery Education and Grant-Maintained Schools Act 1996. (2130)
6. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Report by the Chairman of Committees and the Chairman of Ways and Means in the House of Commons on the Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (Eriskay Causeway) Provisional Order, laid under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936.
Select Committee Report
7. Delegated Powers and DeregulationThe following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
26th Report, on the following bills:
Mental Health (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill. (HL Paper 103)
8. Business of the HouseIt was moved by the Baroness Jay of Paddington that Standing Order 38 (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with tomorrow to allow the motion relating to financial assistance to opposition parties to be taken before the Committee stage of the Greater London Authority Bill; the motion was agreed to.
9. Welfare Reform and Pensions BillIt was moved by the Baroness Hollis of Heigham that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:
Clauses 1 to 6
Clauses 7 to 18
Clauses 20 and 21
Clauses 22 to 32
Clauses 33 to 47
Clauses 48 to 55
Clauses 56 to 66
Clauses 67 to 70
Schedules 9 and 10
Clauses 71 to 77
Clauses 78 to 80
Clauses 81 to 83
Clauses 84 to 86;
the motion was agreed to.
10. Immigration and Asylum BillThe 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 House was resumed.
11. Environmental technologiesThe Lord Wade of Chorlton asked Her Majestys Government whether they provide an appropriate level of support for the export of United Kingdom environmental technologies and services; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville.
The House was adjourned during pleasure.
The House was resumed.
12. Immigration and Asylum BillThe 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 and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 91)
The House was adjourned at sixteen minutes before midnight
till tomorrow, three oclock.
In division No. 1 on the House of Lords Bill on 27th July, L. Teviot should be included in the list of those voting Content in place of V. Tenby.