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Die Jovis 11° Novembris 1999

The House met at three o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Lincoln.

Judicial Business

Comninos (Petitioner) v. Prudential Assurance Company Limited (Respondents) and one other action—The petition of Constantine Emanuel Comninos praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.


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

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office—Government response to the 5th Report from the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on Foreign and Commonwealth Office Resources.      (4462)

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

    Housing (Right to Acquire) (Discount) (Amendment) Order 1999, laid under the Housing Act 1996;      (3028)

    Price Marking Order 1999, laid under the Prices Act 1974.      (3042)

Public Business

House of Lords Bill—The bill was returned from the Commons earlier this day with certain amendments disagreed to with reasons for such disagreement, and with the remaining amendments agreed to; the Commons reasons were printed pursuant to Standing Order 50 (HL Bill 103); the Commons reasons were considered forthwith; a motion not to insist on a Lords amendment and to propose an amendment in lieu was (by leave of the House) withdrawn; then the Lords amendment was not insisted on; and the remaining Lords amendments were not insisted on.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Royal Commission—The Lords Commissioners being seated, the Lord Chancellor in the middle with the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Jay of Paddington) and the Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank on his right-hand and the Lord Strathclyde and the Lord Weatherill on his left and the Commons being present at the Bar with their Speaker, the Commission for Royal Assent and Prorogation dated this day was read.

Royal Assent—The following Acts received Royal Assent:

Food Standards Actc.28
Greater London Authority Actc.29
Welfare Reform and Pensions Actc.30
Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Actc.31
Mental Health (Amendment) (Scotland)Actc.32
Immigration and Asylum Actc.33
House of Lords Actc.34

The Queen’s Speech—The Queen’s Speech was delivered by the Lord Chancellor.

Prorogation—Parliament was prorogued to Wednesday, 17th November instant.


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