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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 4° Februarii 1999

The House met at two o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwell.

Judicial Business

1. Christopher Moran Holdings Limited (Respondents) v. Bairstow and another (Appellants)— The Report from the Appellate Committee was agreed to; it was ordered and adjudged that the Order of the Court of Appeal of 22nd July 1997 be set aside and that the Order of Mr Justice Ferris of 9th February 1996 be restored, save that in lieu of the sum of £1,053,000 there shall be substituted such sum as will be produced by applying a discount rate of 8.5 per cent. to both the passing rents and the current market rents; and that the Respondents do pay to the Appellants their costs before this House, the amount of such costs to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

2. Regina v. Secretary of State for Transport (Appellant) ex parte Factortame Limited and others (Respondents) (England)— The appeal of the Secretary of State for Transport was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 18th March next.

3. Hurst (Appellant) v. Bryk and others (Respondents) (England)— The appeal of Robert Alfred Hurst was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 18th March next.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

4. Viscount Greenwood—Eric George Hamar Viscount Greenwood sat first in Parliament after the death of his brother, David Henry Hamar Viscount Greenwood, having first taken and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

Papers

5. Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Monopolies and Mergers Commission—Cendant Corporation and RAC Holdings Limited: a report on the merger situation;      (4196)

    2. Hong Kong—Report for July to December 1998 on Hong Kong;      (4190)

    3. Defence—Minute by the Ministry of Defence on the gifting of precision-guided bombs to the Royal Saudi Air Force.      (—)

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

    1. Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) (Finance) Order 1999;

    2. Draft Education (Student Support) Regulations 1999.

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

    1. M4 Motorway (Hillingdon and Hounslow) (Speed Limits) (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;      (167)

    2. Education (Grants for Education Support and Training) (England) Regulations 1998 (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the Education Act 1996.      (252)

Private Business

8. City of Newcastle upon Tyne Bill [HL]— A petition was deposited against the bill on behalf of Tenpin Bowling Proprietors’ Association of Great Britain (No. 1) by Winckworth Sherwood.

Public Business

9. Access to Justice Bill [HL]— It was moved by the Lord Chancellor that the amendments for the Report Stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clause 1

Schedule 1

Clauses 2 to 7

Schedule 2

Clauses 8 to 14

Schedule 3

Clauses 15 to 22

Schedule 4

Clauses 23 to 34

Schedule 5

Clauses 35 and 36

Schedule 6

Clauses 37 to 50

Schedule 7

Clause 51

Schedule 8

Clauses 52 to 60

Schedule 9

Clauses 61 to 74

Schedule 10

Clause 75

Schedule 11

Clauses 76 to 79;

    the motion was agreed to.

10. Disability Rights Commission Bill [HL]— The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported without amendment.

11. Social Security Benefits Up-rating (No. 2) Order 1999—It was moved by the Baroness Amos, on behalf of the Baroness Hollis of Heigham, that the draft Order laid before the House on 26th January be approved; the motion was agreed to.

12. Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice No. 5) Order 1998—It was moved by the Lord Hoyle that the Order laid before the House on 15th December 1998 be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

13. Apportionment of Money in the National Lottery Distribution Fund Order 1999—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the draft Order laid before the House on 20th January be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at two minutes past nine o’clock

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

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

 
 
 
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