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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Mercurii 3° Junii 1998

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Wakefield.

Judicial Business

1. Modahl (A.P.) (Appellant) v. British Athletic Federation Limited (Respondents) (England)—The appeal of Diane Modahl was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 15th July next.

2. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte O’Brien (A.P.) (Appellant) (England)—The appeal of Michael Alan Mark O’Brien was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 15th July next.

3. El Naschie and another (Petitioners) v. Pitt Place (Epsom) Limited (Respondents)—The petition of Mohamed El Naschie and Lydia El Naschie praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

4. Jones (on behalf of the Architects Registration Council of the United Kingdom) (Respondent) v. Hellard (Petitioner)—The petition of Ronald Baden Hellard 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.

5. In re Ellis (application for a writ of Habeas Corpus)—The petition of Edwin Charles Ellis 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.

6. Baltic Insurance Group (Appellants) v. Jordan Grand Prix Limited and others and Quay Financial Software Limited and others (Respondents) (by counter claim) and one other action—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

7. Banque Financière de la Cité (Appellants) v. Parc (Battersea) Limited and others (Respondents)—The petition of Banque Financière de la Cité praying that the draft Judgment be amended was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

8. Banque Financière de la Cité (Appellants) v. Parc (Battersea) Limited and others (Respondents)—The petition of Omnicorp Overseas Limited and Parc (Battersea) Limited praying that the draft Judgment be amended was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

9. Regina v. Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (Respondents) ex parte Avraam (A.P.) (Appellant)—The petition of the appellant (lodged 13th May) praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 24th June next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

10. Bruton (A.P.) (Appellant) v. London and Quadrant Housing Trust (Respondents)—The petition of the appellant (lodged 1st June) praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 8th June next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

11. McKnight (Her Majesty’s Inspector of Taxes) (Appellant) v. Sheppard (Respondent)—The petition of the appellant (lodged 2nd June) praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 14th July next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

12. In re J (a minor) (Respondent)—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 9th June next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

Papers

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

    1. Proposed alterations in the provisions of the Highway Code, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988;      (—)

    2. Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1998, laid under the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981.      (—)

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

    1. Accounts for 1996-97 of the Pooling of Non-Domestic Rates and Redistribution to Local Authorities in England, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988;

    2. Accounts for 1997 of the General Dental Council, laid under the Dentists Act 1984;

    3. Change 1 to the Regulations for the Royal Naval Reserve (BR 60), laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996;

4. Report and Financial Report and Accounts for 1997 of S4C, laid under the Broadcasting Act 1990.

Public Business

15. Government of Wales Bill—The 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 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.

16. A66: Upgrading—The Lord Hothfield asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider as a priority in the trunk road programme the completion of the conversion to a dual carriageway of the A66 between Penrith and Scotch Corner; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Hayman.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

17. Government of Wales Bill— 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 after the question that clause 81 stand part of the bill was negatived.

The House was adjourned at one minute past eleven o’clock

till tomorrow, three o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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