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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 11° Februarii 1999

The House met at two o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Carlisle.

Judicial Business

1. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Salem (A.P.) (Appellant)— The Report from the Appellate Committee was agreed to; it was ordered and adjudged that the Order of the Court of Appeal of 6th March 1998 be affirmed and the appeal dismissed; and that there be no order as to costs save that the costs of the appellant in this House be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988.

2. Regina v. North Yorkshire County Council (Appellants) ex parte Brown and another (Respondents)— The Report from the Appellate Committee was agreed to; it was ordered and adjudged that the Order of the Court of Appeal of 27th January 1998 be affirmed and the appeal dismissed with costs, the amount thereof to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

3. Commissioners of Customs and Excise (Respondents) v. Redrow Group plc (Appellants)— The Report from the Appellate Committee was agreed to; it was ordered and adjudged that the Order of the Court of Appeal of 9th June 1997 be set aside; that the decision of the Value Added Tax and Duties Tribunal of 6th April 1995 be affirmed; that the assessments of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise of 5th October 1993 be discharged; and that the Respondents do pay to the appellants their costs in the Court of Appeal and before this House, the amount of such last-mentioned costs to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

4. Oath—Angus Charles Drogo Duke of Manchester took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

Papers

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

    1. Local Government Act 1988 (Defined Activities) (Exemptions) (Broxtowe Borough Council, South Somerset District Council and Thurrock Borough Council) Order 1999, laid under the Local Government Act 1988;      (219)

    2. Water (Compulsory Works Powers) (Notice) Regulations 1999, laid under the Water Industry Act 1991;      (221)

    3. Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) Regulations 1999, laid under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994;      (276)

    4. Confirmation to Small Estates (Scotland) Order 1999, laid under the Confirmation to Small Estates (Scotland) Act 1979;      (290)

    5. Carriage of Dangerous Goods (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974;      (303)

    6. Personal Injuries (Civilians) Amendment Scheme 1999, laid under the Personal Injuries (Emergency Provisions) Act 1939.      (262)

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

    1. Report by the Scottish Law Commission on the Abolition of the Feudal System, laid under the Law Commissions Act 1965;

    2. (i) Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (United Nations Sanctions) (Dependent Territories) (Amendment) Order 1999—      (281)

    (ii) Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (United Nations Sanctions) (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 1999—      (285)

    (iii) Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (United Nations Sanctions) (Channel Islands) (Amendment) Order 1999—      (284)

    (iv) Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (United Nations Sanctions) (Amendment) Order 1999—      (280)

    laid under the United Nations Act 1946;

    3. Insolvency Act 1986 Accounts for 1997-98, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under that Act;

    4. Report for 1998 by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions of exemptions granted under section 294 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995, laid under that Act;

    5. Accounts for 1997-98 of the Accounts Commission for Scotland, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

Public Business

7. Water Industry Bill—A bill to make further provision in relation to England and Wales as to charges in respect of the supply of water and the provision of sewerage services and to make provision in relation to Scotland for the establishment and functions of a Water Industry Commissioner for Scotland; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 19)

8. Access to Justice Bill [HL]— The report was received; an amendment was agreed to (see division list 1); amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 2); further consideration on report was adjourned.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

9. Access to Justice Bill [HL]— The bill was further considered on report; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; further consideration on report was adjourned after amendment 96.

The House was adjourned at twenty-six minutes past midnight

in the morning of Friday 12th February to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

 
 
 
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