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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Mercurii 9° Junii 1999

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bradford.

Judicial Business

1. Twinsectra Limited (Respondents) v. Yardley and others (Petitioners) (Second petition)—The petition of Yardley Commercial Vehicles Limited, Maltsword Limited, Y C Sales Limited and Maltsword Properties Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

2. Regina v. Leeds Crown Court (Respondents) ex parte Stubley (A.P.) (Petitioner)—The petition of Dean Stubley praying for an extension of time within which the petition may be lodged and for leave to appeal in accordance with the Administration of Justice Act 1960, was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s legal aid certificate was lodged.

3. Regina v. Leeds Crown Court (Respondents) ex parte Wardle (A.P.) (Petitioner)—The petition of Michael John Wardle praying for an extension of time within which the petition may be lodged and for leave to appeal in accordance with the Administration of Justice Act 1960, was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s legal aid certificate was lodged.

4. Miah and others (Respondents) v. Khan (A.P.) (Appellant) and one other action—The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 27th July next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

5. Regina v. Leeds Crown Court ex parte Callaghan (A.P.) (Petitioner)—The petitioner’s legal aid certificate was lodged.

Papers

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

    1. (i)      Draft National Savings Bank (Investment Deposits) (Limits) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 1999—      (—)

    (ii) National Savings Bank (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999—      (1611)

    laid under the National Savings Act 1971;

    2. Home-Grown Cereals Authority (Rate of Levy) Order 1999, laid under the Cereals Marketing Act 1965;      (1577)

    3. (i)      Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) (Complaints of Maladministration) Amendment Order 1999—      (1595)

    (ii) Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) (Laying of Reports) Order 1999—      (1594)

    (iii) Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) (Orders subject to Special Parliamentary Procedure) Order 1999—      (1593)

    (iv) Scotland Act 1998 (Concurrent Functions) Order 1999—      (1592)

    laid under the Scotland Act 1998;

    4. Goods Infringing Intellectual Property Rights (Customs) Regulations 1999, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.      (1601)

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

    Report for 1998 of the Commission for Racial Equality, laid under the Race Relations Act 1976.

Private Business

8. University College London Bill—The bill was reported from the Unopposed Bill Committee without amendment.

Public Business

9. Local Government (Functions and Standards)—A message was brought from the Commons that they have ordered that the Committee appointed by them do meet with the Lords Committee on Tuesday 15th June at half-past three o’clock in Committee Room 4, as proposed by this House.

10. Road Traffic (Enforcement Powers) Bill [HL]—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 66-EN)

11. Business of the House—It was moved by the Baroness Jay of Paddington that the debate on the motion in the name of the Lord Cowdrey of Tonbridge set down for today shall be limited to 3½ hours and that in the name of the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to 2½ hours; the motion was agreed to.

12. Sport (3½-hour debate)—It was moved by the Lord Cowdrey of Tonbridge that there be laid before the House papers relating to measures to improve sport in the United Kingdom; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

13. Latin America (2½-hour debate)—It was moved by the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein that there be laid before the House papers relating to political developments in Latin America; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

14. Artificial limbs—The Lord Rowallan asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider allowing the limbless a greater choice in deciding who their prosthetist should be and what type of artificial limb to purchase, by introducing a voucher scheme; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.

The House was adjourned at seven minutes past ten o’clock

till tomorrow, three o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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