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Die Mercurii 1° Decembris 1999

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Lichfield.

Judicial Business

1. MBM Fabri-Clad Limited (Respondents) v. Eisen-Und Hüttenwerke Thale AG (Petitioners)—The petition of Eisen-Und Hüttenwerke Thale AG praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

2. Leeson (Petitioner) v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent)—The petition of Antonio Leeson praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Administration of Justice Act 1960 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

3. In re Jingwa (Petitioner) (application for a writ of Habeas Corpus)—The petition of Andrew Jingwa praying for an extension of time within which the petition may be lodged and for leave to appeal in accordance with the Administration of Justice Act 1960, was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.


4. Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Draft Legal Advice and Assistance (Scope) (Amendment) Regulations 1999.

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

    1. Non-Domestic Rating (Rural Settlements) (England) Order 1999, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988;      (3158)

    2. (i)      Statute made by the University of Cambridge on 21st June 1999—      (—)

    (ii) Statute made by Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge on 16th June 1999—      (—)

    laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923.

6. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    First Report, Session 1999-2000, of the Parliamentary Ombudsman: Selected Cases and Summaries of Completed Investigations, laid under the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967.

Select Committee Report

7. Delegated Powers and Deregulation—The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

    First Report, on the following bills:

      Limited Liability Partnerships Bill [HL];

      Armed Forces Discipline Bill [HL];

      Children (Leaving Care) Bill [HL];

      Nuclear Safeguards Bill [HL];

      Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Bill [HL];

      Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) Bill [HL];

      Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate Bill [HL];

      Parliamentary Commissioner (Amendment) Bill [HL];

      and on the Committee’s consideration of amendments to bills, and the compatibility of secondary legislation with the European Convention on Human Rights. (HL Paper 7)

Public Business

8. Business of the House—It was moved by the Lord Williams of Mostyn, on behalf of the Baroness Jay of Paddington, that the debate on the motion in the name of the Earl Ferrers set down for today shall be limited to 5 hours; the motion was agreed to.

9. Countryside (5-hour debate)—It was moved by the Earl Ferrers that there be laid before the House papers relating to the countryside; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

10. Personal pensions—The Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde asked Her Majesty’s Government when they will take steps to end the present mandatory requirement on personal pension fund holders to purchase an annuity at the age of 75; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey.

The House was adjourned at two minutes before nine o’clock

till tomorrow, three o’clock.


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