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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 25° Maii 1999

The House met at half-past two o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Hereford.

Judicial Business

1. Scandecor Development AB (Appellants) v. Scandecor Marketing AB and others (Respondents) and one other action (England)— The petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 5th July next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 24th May).

2. Baxter (Appellant) v. Mayor etc of the London Borough of Camden (Respondents) (England)— It was ordered that the appellant be allowed to prosecute the appeal without giving the usual security for costs as required by Standing Order (lodged 24th May).

3. Regina v. West Dorset District Council (Respondents) ex parte Searle (A.P.) (Petitioner)— The petitioner’s legal aid certificate was lodged.

4. Johnson (A.P.) (Petitioner) v. Gore Wood & Co (a firm) (Respondents)— The petitioner’s legal aid certificate was lodged.

5. Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 32nd Report:

    Morgan and others (Respondents) v. Morris (A.P.) (Petitioner) and one other action—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 22nd June to enable the Legal Aid Board to object if they wish.

6. Appeal Committee—The 36th Report was made; the Appeal Committee reported that they had met and had heard Counsel; the Report was agreed to and the following Orders were made:

    Regina v. West Dorset District Council (Respondents) ex parte Searle (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 respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(c) and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma (Petitioners) v. ASDA Stores Limited and others (Respondents)— That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 8th June next.

    Johnson (A.P.) (Petitioner) v. Gore Wood & Co (a firm) (Respondents)— That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 8th June next.

Papers

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

    1. Education (Governors’ Annual Reports) (Wales) Regulations 1999, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;      (1406)

    2. Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 (Addition of Qualifying Judicial Offices) Order 1999, laid under the Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993.      (1454)

8. 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 Charity Commissioners for England and Wales, laid under the Charities Act 1993;

    2. Report for 1998 of the Insolvency Service, laid under the Insolvency Act 1986.

Select Committee Reports

9. Statutory Instruments—The 20th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Draft Professions Supplementary to Medicine (Clinical Scientists Board) Order of Council 1999;

      Draft Professions Supplementary to Medicine (Speech and Language Therapists Board) Order of Council 1999;

      Draft Professions Supplementary to Medicine (Paramedics Board) Order of Council 1999;

      Draft International Copper Study Group (Legal Capacities) Order 1999;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 64)

10. House of Lords’ Offices—The 2nd Report from the Select Committee was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 65)

Public Business

11. House of Lords Bill—The House resolved itself into a Committee (on recommitment) upon the bill in respect of clause 2; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed.

12. Dietary supplements—The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley asked Her Majesty’s Government what steps the Department of Health are taking to preserve the public’s access to a full range of safe dietary supplements; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Hayman.

13. House of Lords Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee (on recommitment) upon the bill in respect of clause 2; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and clause 2 was reported without amendment.

The House was adjourned at six minutes before midnight

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

 
 
 
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