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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Mercurii 9° Decembris 1998

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Birmingham.

Judicial Business

1. Mahomed (Respondent) v. Bank of Baroda (Petitioners)— The petition of the Bank of Baroda praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

2. Burridge (Respondent) v. London Borough of Harrow (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 21st January next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

3. Appeal Committee—The 5th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made:

    Regina v. Collins and Pathfinder Mental Health Services NHS Trust and others (Petitioners) ex parte S (Respondent)— That the respondent be invited to lodge objections by 23rd December next.

    St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust (Petitioners) v. S (Respondent)— That the respondent be invited to lodge objections by 23rd December next.

    White (Petitioner) v. White (Respondent)— That the petition be referred for hearing.

    White (Petitioner) v. White (Respondent) (Second petition)— That the petition be referred for hearing.

    Sarsfield ( H M Inspector of Taxes) (Respondent) v. Dixons Group Distribution Limited (Petitioners)— 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.

    Sarsfield (H M Inspector of Taxes) (Respondent) v. Dixons Group Distribution Limited (No 2) (Petitioners) —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.

    Sarsfield (H M Inspector of Taxes) (Respondent) v. Dixons Limited (now Dixons Stores Group Limited) (Petitioners)— 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.

    Sarsfield (H M Inspector of Taxes) (Respondent) v. Dixons Limited (now Dixons Stores Group Limited) (No 2) (Petitioners)— 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.

    Sarsfield (H M Inspector of Taxes) (Respondent) v. Dixons Group plc (Petitioners)— 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.

    Sarsfield (H M Inspector of Taxes) (Respondent) v. Dixons Group plc (No. 2) (Petitioners)— 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.

    Sarsfield (H M Inspector of Taxes) (Respondent) v. Dixons Photographic Investments Limited (now Dixons Investments Limited) (Petitioners)— 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.

    Sarsfield (H M Inspector of Taxes) (Respondent) v. Dixons Photographic Investments Limited (now Dixons Investments Limited) (No 2) (Petitioners)— 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.

    Barclays Bank plc (Petitioners) v. Dean and others (Respondents) and two other actions—That the petition be referred for hearing.

    Regina v. Broadmoor Special Hospital Authority and another (Respondents) ex parte S and another (Petitioners) and another—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. West Dorset District Council (Respondents) ex parte Searle (Petitioner)— That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 23rd December next.

Papers

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

    Air Services—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Croatia concerning Air Services.      (4163)

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

    1. Local Authorities (Goods and Services) (Public Bodies) (No. 5) Order 1998, laid under the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970;      (2956)

    2. Local Government Act 1988 (Defined Activities) (Exemption) (Lichfield District Council) Order 1998, laid under the Local Government Act 1988;      (2955)

    3. (i)      Crown Court (Modification) Rules 1998—      (3047)

    (ii) Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (Dismissal of Charges Sent) Rules 1998—      (3048)

    (iii) Rules of the Supreme Court (Amendment No. 2) 1998—      (3049)

    laid under the Supreme Court Act 1981;

    4. Magistrates’ Courts (Modification) Rules 1998, laid under the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980;      (3046)

    5. General Teaching Council for Wales Order 1998, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;      (2911)

    6. (i)      Public Telecommunication System Designation (Data Marine Systems Limited) Order 1998—      (3002)

    (ii) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Internet Network Services Limited) Order 1998—      (3011)

    (iii) Public Telecommunication System Designation (MLL Telecom Limited) Order 1998—      (3012)

    (iv) Public Telecommunication System Designation (International Computers Limited) Order 1998—      (3013)

    (v) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Qwest Communications International Limited) Order 1998—      (3014)

    (vi) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Witley Communications Limited) Order 1998—      (3015)

    (vii) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Teleport London International Limited) Order 1998—      (3010)

    (viii) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Viatel UK Limited) Order 1998—      (3009)

    (ix) Public Telecommunication System Designation (NorSea Com A/S) Order 1998—       (3019)

    (x) Public Telecommunication System Designation (The JNT Association) Order 1998—      (3018)

    (xi) Public Telecommunication System Designation (EGN BV) Order 1998—      (3017)

    (xii) Public Telecommunication System Designation (International Telecommunications Group Inc) Order 1998—      (3016)

    (xiii) Public Telecommunication System Designation (VersaTel Telecom BV) Order 1998—      (3023)

    (xiv) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Telecom One Limited) Order 1998—      (3020)

    (xv) Public Telecommunication System Designation (UTG Communications (Europe) AG) Order 1998—      (3022)

    (xvi) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Ibercom Limited) Order 1998—       (3004)

    (xvii) Public Telecommunication System Designation (International Telecom Plc) Order 1998—      (3021)

    (xviii) Public Telecommunication System Designation (NETs Limited) Order 1998—       (3001)

    (xix) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Worldport Communications Limited) Order 1998—      (3006)

    (xx) Public Telecommunication System Designation (KPN Telecom UK Limited) Order 1998—      (3007)

    (xxi) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Storm Telecommunications Limited) Order 1998—      (3005)

    (xxii) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Cignal Global Communications U.K. Limited) Order 1998—      (3008)

    (xxiii) Public Telecommunication System Designation (PT-1 Communications UK Limited) Order 1998—      (3003)

    laid under the Telecommunications Act 1984;

    7. Foreign Satellite Service Proscription (No. 2) Order 1998, laid under the Broadcasting Act 1990.      (3083)

6. 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 the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct, laid under the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990;

    2.      Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Non-Effective Benefits and Family Pensions) Order 1998, laid under the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act 1865;

    3.      Licences granted by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to—

          (i)      Data Marine Systems Limited—

          (ii)      Internet Network Services Limited—

          (iii)      MLL Telecom Limited—

          (iv)      International Computers Limited—

          (v)      Qwest Communications International Limited—

          (vi)      Witley Communications Limited—

          (vii)      Teleport London International Limited—

          (viii)      Viatel UK Limited—

          (ix)      NorSea Com A/S—

          (x)      The JNT Association—

          (xi)      EGN BV—

          (xii)      International Telecommunications Group Inc—

          (xiii)      VersaTel Telecom BV—

          (xiv)      Telecom One Limited—

          (xv)      UTG Communications (Europe) AG—

          (xvi)      Ibercom Limited—

          (xvii)      International Telecom Plc—

          (xviii)      NETs Limited—

          (xix)      Worldport Communications Limited—

          (xx)      KPN Telecom UK Limited—

          (xxi)      Storm Telecommunications Limited—

          (xxii)      Cignal Global Communications U.K. Limited—

          (xxiii)      PT-1 Communications UK Limited—

    laid under the Telecommunications Act 1984;

    4.      Report for 1997-98 of the Medical Research Council, laid under the Science and Technology Act 1965.

Select Committee Reports

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

    First Report, on the following Bills:

      Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) Bill [HL];

      Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill [HL];

      European Parliamentary Elections Bill; (HL Paper 7)

    2nd Report, on the draft Deregulation (Pipe-lines) Order 1999. (HL Paper 8)

8. Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England—A special report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 9)

Public Business

9. 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 Lord Kimball set down for today shall be limited to 3½ hours and that in the name of the Baroness Cumberlege to 2 hours; the motion was agreed to.

10. Agriculture (3½-hour debate)— It was moved by the Lord Kimball that there be laid before the House papers relating to the future of the agricultural industry against the background of falls in farm income and in output; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

11. National Health Service (2-hour debate)— It was moved by the Baroness Cumberlege that there be laid before the House papers relating to rising expectations and advances in medical science and their implications for the National Health Service over the next 50 years; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

12. Organophosphate sheep dips—The Countess of Mar asked Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Psychiatrists on organophosphate sheep dips; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Hayman.

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

till tomorrow, two o’clock for judicial business,

three o’clock for public business.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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