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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 7° Junii 1999

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bradford.

1. Oath—Julian Edward George Earl of Oxford and Asquith took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

Judicial Business

2. Arthur J S Hall & Co (Appellants) v. Simons (A.P.) (Respondent) (England)— The appeal of Arthur J S Hall & Co was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 19th July next (lodged 2nd June).

3. Cockbone (Respondent) v. Atkinson Dacre and Slack (a firm) (Appellants) (England)— The appeal of Atkinson Dacre & Slack was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 19th July next (lodged 28th May).

4. Barratt (Respondent) v. Ansell and others (trading as Woolf Seddon (a firm)) (Appellants) (England)— The appeal of Anthony Ronald Louis Ansell, Robin Alan Austin, Harvey Philip Ingram, David Patrick Irving, Simon Andrew Gordon Ross, Anthony Maurice Seddon and Paul Ian Woolf was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 19th July next (lodged 2nd June).

5. Harris (Respondent) v. Scholfield Roberts & Hill (a firm) (Appellants) and others (England)— The appeal of Scholfield Roberts & Hill was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 19th July next (lodged 2nd June).

6. UCB Home Loans Corporation Limited (Respondents) v. Moore and another (A.P.) (Appellant) (England)— The appeal of Judith Moore was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 19th July next (lodged 2nd June).

7. Barclays Bank plc (Respondents) v. Harris and another (A.P.) (Appellant) (England)— The appeal of Beryl Irene Harris was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 19th July next (lodged 2nd June).

8. Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma (Appellants) v. ASDA Stores Limited and others (Respondents) (England)— The appeal of Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 19th July next.

9. D’Souza (Petitioner) v. London Borough of Lambeth (Respondents)— The petition of Donald Claudius D’Souza praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 15th January).

10. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department and another (Respondents) ex parte Elshani (A.P.) (Petitioner) and another—The petition of Agon Elshani praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s legal aid certificate was lodged. (lodged 27th May).

11. Twinsectra Limited (Respondents) v. Yardley and others (Respondents)— The petition of Paul Leach & Company (a firm) praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 27th May).

12. Clark (Respondent) v. Chief Constable of Cleveland Police (Petitioner)— The petition of the Chief Constable of Cleveland Police praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

13. Pavel (Petitioner) v. Sony Corporation and others (Respondents)— The petition of Andreas Pavel praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

14. In re Pinto (Petitioner) (application for a writ of Habeas Corpus)— The petition of Agnaldo Ernesto Pinto praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Administration of Justice Act 1960 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 2nd June).

15. Baxter (Appellant) v. Mayor etc of the London Borough of Camden (Respondents)— The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

16. B (by his mother and next friend) (Appellant) v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent) (On Appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division)— The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

17. Goodes (A.P.) (Respondent) v. East Sussex County Council (Appellants)— 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 14th July next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

18. Regina v. Westminster City Council and others and the Secretary of State for Health Appellant) ex parte A, P, M and X (Respondents)—

19. Regina v. Westminster City Council (Appellants) ex parte A (Respondent)—

    (Conjoined appeals)—

    Upon application by the petitioners (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto), it was ordered that the appeals be withdrawn and that there be no order as to costs.

20. Arthur J S Hall & Co (Appellants) v. Simons (A.P.) (Respondent)— It was ordered that the appellants be allowed to prosecute the appeal without giving the usual security for costs as required by Standing Order.

21. Three Rivers District Council and others (Petitioners) v. Governor and Company of the Bank of England (Respondents) (Second Appeal)— It was ordered that the appellants be allowed to prosecute the appeal without giving the usual security for costs as required by Standing Order.

22. Regina v. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Respondent) ex parte Watt (A.P.) (Petitioner)— The petitioner’s legal aid certificate was lodged.

Papers

23. Command Paper—The following paper, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on 4th June, was ordered to lie on the Table:

    Millennium Dome—Government response to the 3rd Report of the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee: Back to the Dome.      (4360)

24. Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 68)— The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on the dates shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:

 

Title, etc.

S.I. No.

1999

Date of

Laying

Education (Mandatory Awards) Regulations 1999, laid under the Education Act 1962;

1494

28th May

Foundation Body Regulations 1999, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;

1502

28th May

Water Supply (Water Fittings) (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the Water Industry Act 1991;

1506

28th May

Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Supply, Sale and Export of Petroleum and Petroleum Products) (No. 2) Regulations 1999, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

1516

2nd June

    (i) Education (Assisted Places) (Amendment) Regulations 1999

1504

3rd June

    (ii) Education (Assisted Places) (Incidental Expenses) (Amendment) Regulations 1999

1505

3rd June

    laid under the Education (Schools) Act 1997;

  

Education (Grants) (Music, Ballet and Choir Schools) (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the Education Act 1996;

1503

3rd June

Olive Oil (Designations of Origin) Regulations 1999, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

1513

3rd June

Statute made by the University of Cambridge on 21st December 1998, laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923;

3rd June

Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988;

1521

3rd June

Food Labelling (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;

1483

4th June

Education (Individual Pupils’ Achievements) (Information) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the Education Act 1996;

1497

4th June

Social Security Amendment (Non-Cash Vouchers) Regulations 1999, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.

1509

4th June

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

    1. Education (Schedule 32 to the School Standards and Framework Act 1998) (Wales) Regulations 1999, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;      (1469)

    2. Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) Order 1999, laid under the Clean Air Act 1993;      (1515)

    3. (i)      Animal Feedingstuffs from Belgium (Control) Regulations 1999—      (1543)

    (ii) Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 1999—      (1552)

    (iii) Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water Regulations 1999—      (1540)

    laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

    4. Food (Animals and Animal Products from Belgium) (Emergency Control) Order 1999, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;      (1542)

    5. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (General) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1999, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.      (1539)

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

    Account of income and expenditure for 1998 of the General Dental Council, laid under the Dentists Act 1984.

Public Business

27. Local Government Bill—It was moved by the Lord Whitty that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 29

Schedule 1

Clauses 30 to 33

Schedule 2

Clauses 34 and 35;

    the motion was agreed to.

28. Employment Relations Bill—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed.

29. King’s Manor School, Guildford—The Baroness Sharp of Guildford asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they welcome Surrey County Council’s decision to seek private sector bids for the running of King’s Manor School, Guildford; and, if so, whether they will lay down guidelines for the procedures to be adopted by local education authorities seeking similar bids in the future; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.

30. Employment Relations Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed after amendment 233.

The House was adjourned at twenty-one minutes before midnight

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

 
 
 
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