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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Veneris 9° Julii 1999

The House met at eleven o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Ely.

Judicial Business

1. Three Rivers District Council and others (Appellants) v. Governor and Company of the Bank of England (Respondents) (Second Appeal)—The time limit for lodging the statement and appendix having expired on 7th July, and neither the statement nor appendix having been lodged by that date, the appeal was dismissed pursuant to Standing Order VI.

2. Regina v. Bow Street Magistrates Court and Allison (A.P.) (Respondent) ex parte Government of the United States of America (Appellants) (On Appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division)—The respondent’s legal aid certificate was lodged.

3. Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 48th Report:

    Morgans (Petitioner) v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 23rd July next.

4. Appeal Committee—The 49th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

    Van Den Brom (A.P.) (Petitioner) v. Scott (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be refused and that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988.

5. Appeal Committee—The 50th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Bettison and others (Respondents) v. Langton and others (Petitioners)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 23rd July next.

    Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland (Respondents) v. Bennett and another (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 23rd July next.

    Raja (Petitioner) v. Rubin (Supervisor of the voluntary arrangement) and another (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the first respondent be at liberty to apply for his costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d) and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Michaels and another (Petitioners) v. Harley House (Marylebone) Limited (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d) and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Limited (Petitioners) v. ICI Chemicals & Polymers Limited and others (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d) and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Regina v. District Court Martial at Bulford and another (Respondents) ex parte Bowyer (A.P.) (Petitioner)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 23rd July next.

Papers

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

    1. Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 1999, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988;      (1959)

    2. Consumer Credit (Exempt Agreements) (Amendment) Order 1999, laid under the Consumer Credit Act 1974;      (1956)

    3. (i)      Social Security Amendment (Students) Regulations 1999—      (1935)

    (ii) Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations 1999—      (1965)

    laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;

    4. Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 4) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 1999, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992.      (1966)

Public Business

7. Road Traffic (Use of Mobile Telephones) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Davies of Oldham 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.

8. Genetically Modified Crops Bill [HL]—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 80)

9. Road Traffic (Enforcement Powers) Bill [HL]—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported without amendment; the report was received.

10. Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Bill [HL]—The report was received; an amendment was moved and, on question, tellers for the not-contents not having been appointed, the amendment was agreed to pursuant to Standing Order 51; an amendment was agreed to; amendment 5 was moved, objected to, and on question fewer than 30 Lords having voted (see division list), the question was declared not decided and further consideration on report stood adjourned, pursuant to Standing Order 55.

The House was adjourned at three o’clock

to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

 
 
 
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