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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 19° Octobris 1999

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Lichfield.

1. Lord Woolmer of Leeds—Kenneth John Woolmer Esquire, having been created Baron Woolmer of Leeds, of Leeds in the County of West Yorkshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 3rd August 1999, was introduced between the Baroness Gould of Potternewton and the Lord Paul, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and made and subscribed the solemn affirmation pursuant to statute.

2. Lord Goldsmith—Peter Henry Goldsmith Esquire, QC, having been created Baron Goldsmith, of Allerton in the County of Merseyside, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 29th July 1999, was introduced between the Lord Williams of Mostyn and the Lord Steyn, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

3. Leave of Absence—Leave of absence was granted to the Lord Chancellor for Friday 22nd October.

Judicial Business

4. MacNiven (Her Majesty’s Inspector of Taxes) (Appellant) v. Westmoreland Investments Limited (Respondents)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

5. Borealis AB (formerly Borealis Petrokemi AB and Statoil Petrokemi AB) (Respondents) v. Stargas Limited and others (Respondents) and Bergesen D.Y. A/S ’Berge Sisar’ (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 30th November next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

6. Borealis AB (formerly Borealis Petrokemi AB and Statoil Petrokemi AB) (Appellants) v. Stargas Limited and others (Respondents)—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 30th November next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

7. White (A.P.) (Appellant) v. White and the Motor Insurers Bureau (Respondents)—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 30th November next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

8. Appeal Committee—The 64th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

    Borealis AB (formerly Borealis Petrokemi AB and Statoil Petrokemi AB) (Respondents) v. Stargas Limited and others (Respondents) and Bergesen D.Y. A/S ’Berge Sisar’ (Appellants)—

    Borealis AB (formerly Borealis Petrokemi AB and Statoil Petrokemi AB) (Appellants) v. Stargas Limited and others (Respondents)—

    The petition of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company praying that the appeals be consolidated was refused and it was ordered that the appeals be conjoined, that the appellants be ordered to lodge one statement and appendix and separate cases and be separately represented in respect of the two appeals and that the respondents have leave to lodge one case and be jointly represented in respect of the two appeals.

Papers

9. Instrument withdrawn—The following instrument, laid before the House on 27th July, was withdrawn:

    Draft Working Time Regulations 1999.

10. Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Tower Hill Vaults—Departmental Minute of 19th October concerning the proposal for the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to act as guarantor of two proposed leases of the Tower Hill Vaults site;      (—)

    2. Health—Government Response to the 2nd Report of the House of Commons’ Health Committee on Primary Care Groups.      (4468)

11. Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Draft Insurance Brokers (Registration) Act 1977 (Amendment) Order 1999;

    2. Draft Tax Credit (New Category of Child Care Provider) Regulations 1999;

    3. Draft Licensing and Registered Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1999;

    4. Draft Working Time Regulations 1999.

12. Negative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Draft Bank of England (Limit on Fiduciary Note Issue) Order 1999, laid under the Currency Act 1983.      (—)

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

    1. Statement of Guarantee given by the Treasury in respect of temporary borrowing by the British Coal Corporation from National Westminster Bank plc, laid under the Coal Industry Nationalisation Act 1946;

    2. Accounts for 1998-99 of the Crown’s Nominee Account, laid under the Treasury Solicitor Act 1876;

    3. (i)      Report—

      (ii) Accounts—

    for 1998-99 of the National Lottery Charities Board, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993;

    4. Account for 1998-99 of the Parole Board for England and Wales, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Criminal Justice Act 1991;

    5. Accounts for 1998-99 of the Wales Tourist Board, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Development of Tourism Act 1969;

    6. Report and Accounts for 1998-99 of the Sea Fish Industry Authority, laid under the Fisheries Act 1981;

    7. Report for 1998-99 of the Central Rail Users Consultative Committee, laid under the Railways Act 1993;

    8. Report for 1998-99 of English Nature, laid under the Environmental Act 1990;

    9. Report and Accounts for 1998-99 of the Oil and Pipelines Agency, laid under the Oil and Pipelines Act 1985;

    10. (i)      Report and Financial Statements for 1998-99 of:

        (a) East of England Investment Agency Limited—

        (b) Yorkshire and Humberside Development Agency—

        (c) West Midlands Development Agency Limited—

        (d) Northern Development Company—

        (e) London First Centre—

        (f) South East Regional Investment Limited—

    (ii) Report and Accounts for 1998-99 of INWARD—

    (iii) Report for 1998-99 of Devon and Cornwall Development International—

      laid under the Miscellaneous Finance Provisions Act 1983;

    11. Report for 1998-99 of the Post Office Users’ Council for:

    (i) Northern Ireland—

    (ii) Wales—

      laid under the Post Office Act 1969;

    12. Report for 1998-99 by the Department of Trade and Industry concerning Miscellaneous Duty Reliefs, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

    13. Consent by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to the transfer to Trinity plc of the newspapers of which Mirror Group plc is the proprietor, laid under the Fair Trading Act 1973.

Select Committee Report

14. Statutory Instruments—The 27th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999;

      Draft Financial Services Act 1986 (Restriction of Exemption) Order 1999;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 107)

Public Business

15. Greater London Authority Bill—After debate, the bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); further consideration on report was adjourned.

16. Young homeless people—The Earl of Listowel asked Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to increase the availability of counselling for young homeless people; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.

17. Greater London Authority Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; further consideration on report was adjourned after amendment 475ZA.

The House was adjourned at eight minutes past eleven o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

 
 
 
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