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Die Martis 1° Decembris 1998

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Lincoln.


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

    European Communities—Developments in the European Union: January-June 1998.      (4152)

2. Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1998;

    2. Draft Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Prescribed Proceedings) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1998;

    3. Draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Board) Order 1999;

    4. Draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 1999;

    5. Draft Financing of Maintained Schools Regulations 1998.

3. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Report for 1997-98 of Scottish Natural Heritage, laid under the Natural Heritage (Scotland) Act 1991;

    2. Accounts for 1997-98 of the Scottish Qualifications Authority, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Education (Scotland) Act 1996;

    3. Report for 1997-98 of the Arts Council of Wales on Lottery Distribution Activities, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

Select Committee Report

4. Statutory Instruments—The 1st Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Draft Police Act 1997 (Notification of Authorisations etc.) Order 1998;

      Draft Police Act 1997 (Authorisation of Action in Respect of Property) (Code of Practice) Order 1998;

      Draft Parole Board (Transfer of Functions) Order 1998;

      Draft Government of Wales Act 1998 (Housing) (Amendments) Order 1998;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 4)

5. Statutory Instruments—The minutes of proceedings of the Joint Committee for Session 1997-98 were ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 3)

Private Business

6. City of Westminster Bill [HL]— The Chairman of Committees acquainted the House that pursuant to the resolution of 18th November last the bill had been deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments together with the declaration of the agent; the bill was presented, read a first time, passed through all its remaining stages pro forma and sent to the Commons.

Public Business

7. Statutory Instruments—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees pursuant to Standing Order 70A and the resolution of the House of 16th December 1997 that as proposed by the Committee of Selection the following Lords be appointed to join with a Committee of the Commons as the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments:

V. Addison

V. Exmouth

L. Hardy of Wath

L. Meston

L. Skelmersdale

L. Vivian

L. Walker of Doncaster;

    and that the Committee do meet with any Committee appointed by the Commons this day at a quarter past four o’clock;

    the motion was agreed to and a message was ordered to be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.

8. The Queen’s Speech—The debate on the Motion that an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty was resumed and, after further debate, was again adjourned till tomorrow.

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

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.


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