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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 14° Januarii 1999

The House met at three o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Wakefield.

Judicial Business

1. Lafarge Redland Aggregates Limited (formerly Redland Aggregates Limited) (Respondents) v. Shephard Hill Civil Engineering Limited (Petitioners) (lodged 11th January)— The petition of Shephard Hill Civil Engineering Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

2. MCC Proceeds Inc.(Incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware as Trustee of The Maxwell Macmillan Realisation Liquidating Trust (Respondents) v. Bishopsgate Investment Trust plc and others (Petitioners) (lodged 21st December)— The petition of Credit Suisse First Boston (formerly Credit Suisse) (Incorporated under the laws of Switzerland) praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

3. Johnson (Petitioner) v. Gore Wood & Co (a firm) (Respondents)— The petition of William John Henry Johnson praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

4. In re Okpoko (A.P.) (Petitioner) (application for a writ of Habeas Corpus)— The petition of David Hart Okpoko 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. The petitioner’s legal aid certificate was lodged.

5. Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 9th Report:

    Regina v. Powys County Council and another (Respondents) ex parte Hambidge (A.P.) (Petitioner)— That the respondents’ costs be paid out of the Legal Aid Fund in accordance with section 18 of the Legal Aid Act 1988, such order to be suspended until 11th February to enable the Legal Aid Board to object if they wish.

Papers

6. Negative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Cambuslang College (Change of Name) (Scotland) Order 1999, laid under the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992.      (16)

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

    1. Account for 1997-98 of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, laid under the Marshall Aid Commemoration Act 1953;

    2. Report for 1996-97 on Agricultural Marketing Schemes, laid under the Agricultural Marketing Act 1958;

    3. Report for 1997-98 of the Pensions Compensation Board, laid under the Pensions Act 1995.

Private Business

8. Baxi Partnership Limited Trusts [HL]—

9. City of Newcastle upon Tyne [HL]—

10. Kent County Council [HL]—

11. Medway Council [HL]—

12. United Reformed Church [HL]—

    The bills were presented and read a first time.

Public Business

13. Royal Assent—The Lord Chancellor notified the Queen’s Assent to the following Act passed in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949:

European Parliamentary Elections Actc.1

14. Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) Bill [HL]— The House 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 and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 12)

15. Financing of Maintained Schools Regulations 1998—It was moved by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 3rd December be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

16. Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Board) Order 1999—It was moved by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath that the draft Order laid before the House on 1st December be approved; the motion was agreed to.

17. Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 1999—It was moved by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath that the draft Order laid before the House on 1st December be approved; the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at sixteen minutes past eight o’clock

to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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