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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 20° Maii 1999

The House met at two o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Carlisle.

Judicial Business

1. O’Neill and another (A.P.) (Respondents) v. Phillips and others (Appellants)— The Report from the Appellate Committee was agreed to; it was ordered and adjudged that the Order of the Court of Appeal of 1st May 1997 be set aside save as to legal aid taxation and that the Order of Judge Baker of 27th July 1995 be restored; that the respondents’ petition brought under section 459 of the Companies Act 1985 be dismissed; that the costs of the appellants in the Court of Appeal and in this House be paid out of the Legal Aid Fund in accordance with section 18 of the Legal Aid Act 1988, such order to be suspended for four weeks to allow the Legal Aid Board to object if they wish; and that the costs of the respondents in this House be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988.

2. Wadey (Respondent) v. Surrey County Council (Appellants) (England)— The appeal of Surrey County Council was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 1st July next.

3. Pensher Security Door Company Limited (Respondents) v. Sunderland City Council (Petitioners)— The petition of Sunderland City Council praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

4. Wadey (Respondent) v. Surrey County Council (Appellants) (England)— It was ordered that the appellants be allowed to prosecute the appeal without giving the usual security for costs as required by Standing Order.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Papers

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

    Sierra Leone—Government Response to the Intelligence and Security Committee’s Report on Sierra Leone.      (4347)

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

    (i) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (North Peak) Designation (Amendment) Order 1999—      (1367)

    (ii) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Avon Valley) Designation (Amendment) Order 1999—      (1368)

    (iii) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Clun) Designation (Amendment) Order 1999—      (1369)

    (iv) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (South Wessex Downs) Designation (Amendment) Order 1999—      (1370)

    (v) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Exmoor) Designation (Amendment) Order 1999—      (1371)

    (vi) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Suffolk River Valleys) Designation (Amendment) Order 1999—      (1372)

    (vii) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Lake District) Designation (Amendment) Order 1999—      (1363)

    (viii) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Breckland) Designation (Amendment) Order 1999—      (1364)

    (ix) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Test Valley) Designation (Amendment) Order 1999—      (1365)

    (x) Environmentally Sensitive Areas (North Kent Marshes) Designation (Amendment) Order 1999—      (1366)

    laid under the Agriculture Act 1986.

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

    1. Report for 1998 of the Independent Assessor of Military Complaints Procedures in Northern Ireland, laid under the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1996;

    2. Report for 1998 of the British Board of Film Classification, laid under the Video Recordings Act 1984.

Private Business

8. Baxi Partnership Limited Trusts Bill [HL]— The Report from Her Majesty’s Attorney-General was presented.

Public Business

9. Business of the House—It was moved by the Baroness Jay of Paddington that Standing Order 44 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Monday next to allow the Northern Ireland (Location of Victims’ Remains) Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day; the motion was agreed to.

10. House of Lords Bill—It was moved by the Baroness Jay of Paddington that the bill be re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House in respect of clause 2; the motion was agreed to.

11. Rating (Valuation) Bill—The report was received; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

12. Pollution Prevention and Control Bill [HL]— The bill was read a third time; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); a privilege amendment was agreed to; then, after debate, the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

13. Greater London Authority Bill—It was moved by the Lord Whitty that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

The House was adjourned at twelve minutes before midnight

till tomorrow, eleven o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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