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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 8° Junii 1999

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bradford.

Judicial Business

1. Johnson (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Gore Wood & Co (a firm) (Respondents) (England)—The appeal of William Henry John Johnson was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 20th July next.

2. Her Majesty’s Attorney General (Respondent) v. Blake (Appellant) and another (England)—The appeal of George Blake was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 20th July next.

3. Garner (Her Majesty’s Inspector of Taxes) (Respondent) v. Pounds Shipowners and Shipbreakers Limited (Petitioners) and one other action (England)—The appeal of Pounds Shipowners & Shipbreakers Limited and Henry Richard Pounds was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 20th July next.

4. Regina v. Leeds Crown Court ex parte Callaghan (Petitioner)—The petition of Terrence Callaghan praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Administration of Justice Act 1960 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 7th June).

5. Three Rivers District Council and others (Original Appellants and Cross-respondents) v. Governor and Company of the Bank of England (Original Respondents and Cross-appellants)—The petition of the original appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 20th July next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

6. Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma (Appellants) v. ASDA Stores Limited and others (Respondents)—It was ordered that the appellants be allowed to prosecute the appeal without giving the usual security for costs as required by Standing Order.

7. Her Majesty’s Attorney General (Respondent) v. Blake (Appellant) and another—It was ordered that the appellant be allowed to prosecute the appeal without giving the usual security for costs as required by Standing Order.

8. Baxter (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Mayor etc of the London Borough of Camden (Respondents)—The appellant’s legal aid certificate was lodged.

Papers

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

    1. Seeds (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964;      (1553)

    2. Council Tax (Exempt Dwellings) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 1999, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1992;      (1522)

    3. (i)      Public Interest Disclosure (Compensation) Regulations 1999—      (1548)

    (ii) Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) Order 1999—      (1549)

    laid under the Employment Rights Act 1996;

    4. Bovines and Bovine Products (Trade) (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;      (1554)

    5. Draft code of practice on school admission appeals, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.

    6. Financial Services Act 1986 (Overseas Investment Exchanges and Overseas Clearing Houses) (Periodical Fees) Regulations 1999, laid under the Financial Services Act 1986;      (1576)

    7. Contaminants in Food (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;      (1603)

    8. Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1999, laid under the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981.

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

    1. Accounts of the Welsh Language Board for 1998-99, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Welsh Language Act 1993;

    2. Report of the Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman for 1998, laid under the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990;

    3. Report of the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration for 1997-98, laid under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994;

    4. Statements of guarantee on loans proposed to be raised by:

    (i) Kent Ambulance—

    (ii) Kent and Sussex Weald—

    NHS Trust, laid under the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990.

Select Committee Report

11. European Communities—The 10th Report from the Select Committee, Fingerprinting Illegal Immigrants: Extending the Eurodac Convention, was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed, together with the Minutes of Evidence. (HL Paper 69)

Private Business

12. Special Procedure Order —The following petitions were deposited against the City of Stoke-on-Trent Tunstall Northern By-Pass Local Government Act Compulsory Purchase Order 1997 on or before 8th June:

Name of Petitioner

By whom deposited

1. Packmoor Area Residents Association

2. Newchapel Riders Association

3. Cllr Ann Elizabeth James

4. Ian Norris

5. Gary Challinor

6. John Benjamin Edwards

7. Mr Robert Cooper and Miss Lisa Johnson

8. Mr Leslie Tilsley and Mr Alan Griffiths

9. Denise Wiggin

10. Cllr. Charles Lee Wanger and Shereen Victoria Wanger

11. Mrs Claire Weatherall and Mr Mark Weatherall

12. Darren Jones

13. Mrs Lorraine Tyer

14. Mrs Lee Chidlow

15. Maurice Booth

16. Yasmin Qureshi

17. Alan Armstrong

18. Jacqueline, Daniel and Ashley Wootton, Joy Preece and Colin Dale, and Stephen Talbot

19. Yvonne Sanders and Ellen Sanders

20. Mr Nigel Hughes and Mrs Sandra Hughes

21. Dr Janine F. Bridges and Miss Cathrine Ann Taylor

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John Edwards

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Public Business

13. Road Traffic (Enforcement Powers) Bill [HL]—A bill to make further provision about the enforcement of requirements relating to drivers’ hours and about the licensing of the operators of goods vehicles; and for connected purposes was presented by the Earl Attlee, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 66)

14. Ecclesiastical Committee—The following Measure and Report of the Ecclesiastical Committee thereon were laid before the House (pursuant to section 4 of the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919) and ordered to be printed:

    Care of Places of Worship Measure and 213th Report of the Committee thereon. (HL Papers 68-I and 68-II)

15. Tax Credits Bill—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); amendments were agreed to; then the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

16. Water Industry Bill—The report was received; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

17. Northern Ireland (Emergency and Prevention of Terrorism Provisions) (Continuance) Order 1999—It was moved by the Lord Dubs that the draft Order laid before the House on 13th May be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at twenty-five minutes before eleven o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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