House of Lords Journal 232 (Session 1998-99)


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Tuesday 20 July 1999

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

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Irvine of Lairg, L.
(Lord Chancellor)

Abercorn, D.
Aberdare, L.
Ackner, L.
Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Addison, V.
Ahmed, L.
Ailsa, M.
Alanbrooke, V.
Alderdice, L.
Aldington, L.
Alexander of Tunis, E.
Allen of Abbeydale, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Alli, L.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Anelay of St. Johns, B.
Annaly, L.
Annan, L.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Archer of Weston-Super-Mare, L.
Ashbourne, L.
Ashley of Stoke, L.
Astor of Hever, L.
Avebury, L.
Bach, L.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Baldwin of Bewdley, E.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Belhaven and Stenton, L.
Bell, L.
Berkeley, L.
Berners, B.
Biddulph, L.
Biffen, L.
Birdwood, L.
Blackstone, B.
Blackwell, L.
Blatch, B.
Blease, L.
Bledisloe, V.
Blyth, L.
Boardman, L.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Bowness, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bragg, L.
Brentford, V.
Brett, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Brightman, L.
Brigstocke, B.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Bruce of Donington, L.
Bruntisfield, L.
Burlison, L.
Burnham, L.
Burns, L.
Buscombe, B.
Butterworth, L.
Byford, B.
Cadman, L.
Caithness, E.
Calverley, L.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Carew, L.
Carlisle, E.
Carnarvon, E.
Carnegy of Lour, B.
Carter, L.
Chalfont, L.
Charteris of Amisfield, L.
Chesham, L.
Chichester, Bp.
Clancarty, E.
Clanwilliam, E.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Cledwyn of Penrhos, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cochrane of Cults, L.
Cockfield, L.
Cocks of Hartcliffe, L.
Colville of Culross, V.
Colwyn, L.
Cooke of Thorndon, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Courtown, E.
Cox, B.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Cranborne, V.
Cranbrook, E.
Crathorne, L.
Crawley, B.
Croham, L.

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Cromwell, L.
Cross, V.
Dahrendorf, L.
Darcy de Knayth, B.
David, B.
Davidson, V.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Dean of Harptree, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Denbigh, E.
Denham, L.
Denton of Wakefield, B.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Digby, L.
Dinevor, L.
Dixon, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Donoughue, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Dundonald, E.
Dunleath, L.
Eames, L.
Eden of Winton, L.
Effingham, E.
Elibank, L.
Ellenborough, L.
Elles, B.
Elton, L.
Erne, E.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Watford, L.
Ewing of Kirkford, L.
Exmouth, V.
Ezra, L.
Fairfax of Cameron, L.
Falkland, V.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Ferrers, E.
Feversham, L.
Fitt, L.
Flather, B.
Fookes, B.
Forsyth of Drumlean, L.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Freyberg, L.
Gainford, L.
Gainsborough, E.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Garel-Jones, L.
Geraint, L.
Gilbert, L.
Gilmour of Craigmillar, L.
Gisborough, L.
Gladwin of Clee, L.
Gladwyn, L.
Glanusk, L.
Glenarthur, L.
Glentoran, L.
Goodhart, L.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Gormanston, V.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Grantchester, L.
Grantley, L.
Gray, L.
Gray of Contin, L.
Greenway, L.
Gregson, L.
Grenfell, L.
Grey, E.
Hacking, L.
Halsbury, E.
Hanningfield, L.
Harding of Petherton, L.
Hardy of Wath, L.
Harmar-Nicholls, L.
Hamwee, B.
Harris of Greenwich, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of High Cross, L.
Harrowby, E.
Haskel, L.
Haslam, L.
Hayhoe, L.
Hayter, L.
Henley, L.
Hereford, Bp.
Higgins, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hindlip, L.
Hogg, B.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Holderness, L.
Hollenden, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
HolmPatrick, L.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Hurd of Westwell, L.
Hutchinson of Lullington, L.
Hylton-Foster, B.
Ilchester, E.
Imbert, L.
Ironside, L.
Islwyn, L.
Iveagh, E.
Jakobovits, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jay of Paddington, B.
Jeffreys, L.
Jeger, B.
Jellicoe, E.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Jenkins of Hillhead, L.
Jenkins of Putney, L.
Judd, L.
Kenilworth, L.
Kennet, L.
Keyes, L.
Kimball, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kinloss, Ly.
Kinnoull, E.
Kintore, E.
Kirkhill, L.
Kitchener, E.
Knight of Collingtree, B.
Knights, L.
Knollys, V.
Laming, L.
Lane of Horsell, L.
Lauderdale, E.
Lawrence, L.
Leathers, V.
Leigh, L.
Lindsay, E.
Lindsey and Abingdon, E.
Listowel, E.
Lockwood, B.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
Long, V.
Longford, E.
Lovell-Davis, L.
Lucas of Chilworth, L.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
Lytton, E.
McCarthy, L.
Macclesfield, E.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
Macfarlane of Bearsden, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
Mackay of Ardbrecknish, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
Mackie of Benshie, L.
Mackintosh of Halifax, V.
McNair, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Mallalieu, B.
Mancroft, L.
Mar, C.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Mason of Barnsley, L.
Massereene and Ferrard, V.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Mersey, V.
Meston, L.
Methuen, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Milner of Leeds, L.
Milverton, L.
Mishcon, L.
Molloy, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monkswell, L.
Monson, L.
Montagu of Beaulieu, L.
Montague of Oxford, L.
Montgomery of Alamein, V.
Moore of Wolvercote, L.
Morris, L.
Morris of Castle Morris, L.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Mountevans, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Moyne, L.
Moynihan, L.
Munster, E.
Murray of Epping Forest, L.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Napier and Ettrick, L.

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Nelson, E.
Newall, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Nicol, B.
Noel-Buxton, L.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
Norton of Louth, L.
Nunburnholme, L.
O’Cathain, B.
Oppenheim-Barnes, B.
Orme, L.
Oxford, Bp.
Palmer, L.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Patel, L.
Patten, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Peel, E.
Pender, L.
Perry of Walton, L.
Perth, E.
Peston, L.
Peyton of Yeovil, L.
Pike, B.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Prys-Davies, L.
Puttnam, L.
Pym, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Redesdale, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.
Rennell, L.
Renton, L.
Renwick, L.
Richard, L.
Ridley, V.
Rix, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Rogers of Riverside, L.
Rosslyn, E.
Rotherwick, L.
Rowallan, L.
Russell, E.
Russell-Johnston, L.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
Saatchi, L.
St. Davids, V.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St. John of Fawsley, L.
Sandberg, L.
Sandford, L.
Sandwich, E.
Savile, L.
Sawyer, L.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Seccombe, B.
Sefton of Garston, L.
Serota, B.
Sewel, L.
Shannon, E.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Sharples, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Shepherd, L.
Shore of Stepney, L.
Shrewsbury, E.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Slim, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Southwark, Bp.
Stallard, L.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Stern, B.
Stewartby, L.
Stodart of Leaston, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strange, B.
Strathcarron, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Sudeley, L.
Swinfen, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Warwick, L.
Tebbit, L.
Tenby, V.
Teviot, L.
Teynham, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Gwydir, L.
Thomas of Macclesfield, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Thornton, B.
Thurso, V.
Tomlinson, L.
Tope, L.
Torrington, V.
Townshend, M.
Trefgarne, L.
Trumpington, B.
Tryon, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Ullswater, V.
Varley, L.
Vinson, L.
Vivian, L.
Waddington, L.
Wade of Chorlton, L.
Wakeham, L.
Walker of Doncaster, L.
Walker of Worcester, L.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walpole, L.
Warner, L.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Invergowrie, L.
Waverley, V.
Weatherill, L.
Wedgwood, L.
Westbury, L.
Whaddon, L.
Wharton, B.
Wigoder, L.
Wilberforce, L.
Wilcox, B.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williams of Mostyn, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Willoughby de Broke, L.
Windlesham, L.
Winston, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.
Wynford, L.
Young, B.
Young of Old Scone, B.
Zouche of Haryngworth, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Hereford.

1.The Lord Faulkner of Worcester—Richard Oliver Faulkner Esquire, having been created Baron Faulkner of Worcester, of Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 14th July 1999 (see appendix 1), was introduced between the Lord Cledwyn of Penrhos and the Lord Carter, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
2.The Lord Brett—William Henry Brett Esquire, having been created Baron Brett, of Lydd in the County of Kent, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 20th July 1999 (see appendix 2), was introduced between the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean and the Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

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Judicial Business

3.Morgans (Appellant) v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent) (On Appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division)—The appeal of Stephen Morgans was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto.
4.Three Rivers District Council and others (Original Appellants and Cross-Respondents) v. Governor and Company of the Bank of England (Original Respondents and Cross-Appellants)—The petition of the original appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 31st August next or to the third sitting day after the next ensuing meeting of the House (the agents for the original respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
5.Arthur J S Hall & Co (Appellants) v. Simons (A.P.) (Respondent)—The petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 30th August next or to the third sitting day after the next ensuing meeting of the House (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 16th July).
6.Cockbone (Respondent) v. Atkinson Dacre and Slack (a firm) (Appellants)—The petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 30th August next or to the third sitting day after the next ensuing meeting of the House (the respondent not consenting thereto) was presented; and it was referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 16th July).
7.Barratt (Respondent) v. Ansell and others (trading as Woolf Seddon (a firm)) (Appellants)—The petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 30th August next or to the third sitting day after the next ensuing meeting of the House (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 16th July).
8.Harris (Respondent) v. Scholfield Roberts & Hill (a firm) (Appellants) and others—The petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 30th August next or to the third sitting day after the next ensuing meeting of the House (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 16th July).
9.Johnson (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Gore Wood & Co (a firm) (Respondents)—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 six weeks after the determination of the petition for leave to cross appeal (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
10.Garner (Her Majesty’s Inspector of Taxes) (Respondent) v. Pounds Shipowners and Shipbreakers Limited (Appellants) and one other action—The petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 31st August next or to the third sitting day after the next ensuing meeting of the House (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
11.Three Rivers District Council and others (Appellants) v. Governor and Company of the Bank of England (Respondents) (Second Appeal)—The petition of the appellants, praying that the appeal be restored and that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 31st August next or to the third sitting day after the next ensuing meeting of the House (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto), was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
12.Union Carbide Corporation (a body corporate) (Respondents) v. B P Chemicals Limited (Petitioners)—Upon application by the petitioners (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto), it was ordered that the petition be withdrawn and that there be no order as to costs.
13.Magill (Appellant) v. Porter (Respondent)—It was ordered that the appellant be allowed to prosecute the appeal without giving the usual security for costs as required by Standing Order.
14.Magill (Appellant) v. Weeks (Respondent)—It was ordered that the appellant be allowed to prosecute the appeal without giving the usual security for costs as required by Standing Order.
15.Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 40th Report:

Birmingham City Council (Petitioners) v. Oakley (A.P.) (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 3rd August next.

16.Appeal Committee—The 53rd Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

In re P (a minor) and others (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be refused.

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17.Appeal Committee—The 54th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

Rembrandt Group Limited (Petitioners) v. Philip Morris International Incorporated (Respondents)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 3rd August next.

Anderton (A.P.) (by her mother and next friend) (Petitioner) v. Clwyd County Council (Respondents)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 3rd August next.

Regina v. The Family Health Services Appeal Authority and Boots the Chemists (Respondents) ex parte E Moss Limited (Petitioner)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 3rd August next.

Paragon Finance plc (formerly known as National Home Loans plc) and others (Respondents) v. Freshfields (a Firm) (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d) and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Petitioner) ex parte Gashi (A.P.) (Respondent)—That the respondent be invited to lodge objections by 3rd August next.

Saleslease Limited (Petitioners) v. Davis (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for his costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d) and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

Papers

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

Competition Commission—A report on the proposed merger of British Airways plc and CityFlyer Express Limited.

(4346)

19.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Education (Grants in respect of Voluntary Aided Schools) Regulations 1999, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;
 (2020)
2.Animal Feedingstuffs from Belgium (Control) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
 (2026)
3.Food (Animals and Animal Products from Belgium) (Emergency Control) (England and Wales) Order 1999, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990.
 (2025)
20.Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Report and Accounts for 1998–99 of:
(i)the Scottish Court Service—
(ii)the Ordnance Survey—
 together with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921;
2.Report for 1998–99 of the Welsh Development Agency, laid under the Welsh Development Agency Act 1975;
3.Report for 1998–99 of the National Lottery Commission, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993;
4.Report and Accounts for 1998–99 of British Waterways, laid under the Transport Act 1962;
5.Report of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission on Trustees’ Powers and Duties, laid under the Law Commissions Act 1965;
6.West Midlands (Coroners’ Districts) (Amendment) Order 1999, laid under the Coroners Act 1988;
 (1990)
7.Report for 1999 of the Sentence Review Commissioners, laid under the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998;
8.Account for 1998–99 of the English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1997;

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9.Report for 1998–99 of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, laid under the Science and Technology Act 1965;
10.Revenue and Capital Accounts for 1998–99 of the Duchy of Lancaster, laid under the Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall (Accounts) Act 1838;
11.Accounts for 1998–99 of the Welsh Development Agency, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Welsh Development Agency Act 1975;
12.Accounts for 1998–99 of the Development Board for Rural Wales, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Development of Rural Wales Act 1976;
13.Accounts for 1998 of the Land Authority for Wales, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980;
14.Accounts for 1998–99 of:
(i)the Further Education Funding Council for England—
(ii)the Higher Education Funding Council for England—
 together with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992;
15.Accounts for 1998–99 of Scottish Homes, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988;
16.Accounts for 1998–99 of the Funding Agency for Schools, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Education Act 1996;
17.Accounts for 1998–99 of Scottish Enterprise, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990;
18.Accounts for 1998–99 of the National Radiological Protection Board, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Radiological Protection Act 1970;
19.Accounts for 1998–99 of the British Library Board, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the British Library Act 1972.

Select Committee Reports

21.Statutory Instruments—The 26th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

Draft Courses for Drink-Drive Offenders (Experimental Period) (Termination of Restrictions) Order 1999;

Draft Jobseeker’s Allowance Amendment (New Deal) Regulations 1999;

it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 91)

22.European Communities—The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:

Taxes in the EU: can co-ordination and competition co-exist?, together with the Minutes of Evidence; (15th Report–HL Paper 92)

Organic Farming and the European Union, together with the Minutes of Evidence; (16th Report–HL Paper 93)

Correspondence with Ministers. (17th Report–HL Paper 94)

Public Business

23.Business of the House—It was moved by the Lord Carter, on behalf of the Baroness Jay of Paddington, that Standing Order 44 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Friday next to allow the Finance Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day; the motion was agreed to.
24.Adoption (Intercountry Aspects) Bill—The bill was read a third time and passed.
25.Genetically Modified Crops Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.
26.Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was agreed to; the House was resumed.
27.Meat Hygiene Service—The Lord Stoddart of Swindon asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the performance and effectiveness of the Meat Hygiene Service; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Donoughue.

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28.Welfare Reform and Pensions 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 and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 86)

The House was adjourned at thirteen minutes before midnight
till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.


APPENDIX 1

ELIZABETH THE SECOND by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen Head of the Commonwealth Defender of the Faith To all Lords Spiritual and Temporal and all other Our Subjects whatsoever to whom these Presents shall come Greeting Know Ye that We of Our especial grace certain knowledge and mere motion in pursuance of the Life Peerages Act 1958 and of all other powers in that behalf Us enabling do by these Presents advance create and prefer Our trusty and well beloved Richard Oliver Faulkner Esquire to the state degree style dignity title and honour of Baron Faulkner of Worcester of Wimbledon in Our London Borough of Merton

And for Us Our heirs and successors do appoint give and grant unto him the said name state degree style dignity title and honour of Baron Faulkner of Worcester to have and to hold unto him for his life

Willing and by these Presents granting for Us Our heirs and successors that he may have hold and possess a seat place and voice in the Parliaments and Public Assemblies and Councils of Us Our heirs and successors within Our United Kingdom amongst the Barons And also that he may enjoy and use all the rights privileges pre-eminences immunities and advantages to the degree of a Baron duly and of right belonging which Barons of Our United Kingdom have heretofore used and enjoyed or as they do at present use and enjoy

In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent Witness Ourself at Westminster in the afternoon of the fourteenth day of July in the forty-eighth year of Our Reign

BY WARRANT UNDER THE QUEEN’S SIGN MANUAL


APPENDIX 2

ELIZABETH THE SECOND by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen Head of the Commonwealth Defender of the Faith To all Lords Spiritual and Temporal and all other Our Subjects whatsoever to whom these Presents shall come Greeting Know Ye that We of Our especial grace certain knowledge and mere motion in pursuance of the Life Peerages Act 1958 and of all other powers in that behalf Us enabling do by these Presents advance create and prefer Our trusty and well beloved William Henry Brett Esquire to the state degree style dignity title and honour of Baron Brett of Lydd in Our County of Kent

And for Us Our heirs and successors do appoint give and grant unto him the said name state degree style dignity title and honour of Baron Brett to have and to hold unto him for his life

Willing and by these Presents granting for Us Our heirs and successors that he may have hold and possess a seat place and voice in the Parliaments and Public Assemblies and Councils of Us Our heirs and successors within Our United Kingdom amongst the Barons And also that he may enjoy and use all the rights privileges pre-eminences immunities and advantages to the degree of a Baron duly and of right belonging which Barons of Our United Kingdom have heretofore used and enjoyed or as they do at present use and enjoy

In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent Witness Ourself at Westminster in the afternoon of the twentieth day of July in the forty-eighth year of Our Reign

BY WARRANT UNDER THE QUEEN’S SIGN MANUAL