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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 13° Maii 1999

The House met at three o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.

Judicial Business

1. Regina v. Loke (Petitioner) (Northern Ireland)— The petition of Kwong Fatt Loke praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Act 1980 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

2. Regina v. McKenna (Respondent) (A.P.) ex parte Governor of Her Majesty’s Prison Magilligan (Petitioner) (Northern Ireland)— The respondent’s legal aid certificate was lodged.

3. In re C (a minor) and another (A.P.) (Petitioner)— The respondent’s legal aid certificate was lodged.

4. Appeal Committee—The 33rd Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made:

    UCB Home Loans Corporation Limited (Respondents) v. Moore and another (A.P.) (Petitioner)— That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 27th May next.

    National Westminster Bank plc (Respondents) v. Gill and Gill (A.P.) (Petitioner)— That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 27th May next.

    Barclays Bank plc (Respondents) v. Harris and another (A.P.) (Petitioner)— That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 27th May next.

    Her Majesty’s Attorney General (Respondent) v. Blake (Petitioner) and another—That the respondent be invited to lodge objections by 27th May next.

    Regina v. McKenna (Respondent) ex parte Governor of Her Majesty’s Prison Magilligan (Petitioner) (Northern Ireland)— That leave to appeal be refused; that the costs of the respondent be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981.

    MacNiven (Her Majesty’s Inspector of Taxes) (Petitioner) v. Westmoreland Investments Limited (Respondents)— That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 27th May next.

    Garner (Her Majesty’s Inspector of Taxes) (Respondent) v. Pounds Shipowners and Shipbreakers Limited (Petitioners) and one other action—That the respondent be invited to lodge objections by 27th May next.

    Commercial Union Assurance Company plc (Petitioners) v. Shaw (Her Majesty’s Inspector of Taxes) (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.

5. Appeal Committee—The 34th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made:

    In re C (a minor) and another (A.P.) (Petitioner)— That leave to appeal be refused; that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988; and that the respondent be at liberty to apply for his costs in accordance with direction 5.1(b).

Papers

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

    1. European Communities—Response of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to the 3rd Report of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, on European Union Enlargement;    (4348)

    2. Sierra Leone—Report of the Intelligence and Security Committee on Sierra Leone.       (4309)

7. Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Draft Northern Ireland (Emergency and Prevention of Terrorism Provisions) (Continuance) Order 1999.

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

    1. Cattle Identification (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;      (1339)

    2. Election Petition (Amendment) Rules 1999, laid under the Representation of the People Act 1983;      (1352)

    3. (i)      Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) (Members’ Interests) Order 1999—      (1350)

    (ii) Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) (Complaints of Maladministration) Order 1999—      (1351)

    laid under the Scotland Act 1998;

    4. Housing (Right to Acquire or Enfranchise) (Designated Rural Areas) Order 1999, laid under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967.      (1307)

9. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Strategic Plan for 19992002 of the Heritage Lottery Fund, laid under the National Lotteries Act 1998.

Public Business

10. House of Lords Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed.

11. Northern Ireland (Location of Victims’ Remains) Bill—A bill to make provision connected with Northern Ireland about locating the remains of persons killed before 10th April 1998 as a result of unlawful acts of violence committed on behalf of, or in connection with, proscribed organisations; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 59)

12. Northern Ireland (Location of Victims’ Remains) Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 59-EN)

13. Pollution Prevention and Control Bill [HL]— The report was received; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 60)

14. House of Lords Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed after amendment 110A.

The House was adjourned at seventeen minutes past midnight

in the morning of Friday 14th May to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

 
 
 
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