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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Mercurii 20° Octobris 1999

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Lichfield.

1. Baroness Ashton of Upholland—Catherine Margaret Ashton, having been created Baroness Ashton of Upholland, of St. Albans in the County of Hertfordshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 2nd August 1999, was introduced between the Lord Levy and the Baroness Thornton, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

2. Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall—Genista Mary McIntosh, having been created Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall, of Hampstead in the London Borough of Camden, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 3rd August 1999, was introduced between the Baroness Blackstone and the Lord Puttnam, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

3. Earl of Guilford—Piers Edward Brownlow Earl of Guilford sat first in Parliament after the death of his father, Edward Francis Earl of Guilford, having first taken and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

4. Viscount Kemsley—Richard Gomer Viscount Kemsley sat first in Parliament after the death of his kinsman, Geoffrey Lionel Viscount Kemsley, having first taken and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

5. Oath—Francis Egerton Lord Ebury took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

Judicial Business

6. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department and another (Respondents) ex parte Mbanja (Petitioner)—The petition of James Waweru Mbanja praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s legal aid certificate was lodged (lodged 13th August).

7. Johnson (A.P.) (Petitioner) v. Unisys Limited (Respondents)—The petitioner’s legal aid certificate was lodged.

8. Appeal Committee—The 65th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    D’Souza (Petitioner) v. London Borough of Lambeth (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.

    Twinsectra Limited (Respondents) v. Yardley and others (Petitioners) (First petition)—That the petition be referred for hearing.

    Twinsectra Limited (Respondents) v. Yardley and others (Petitioners) (Second petition)—That the petition be referred for hearing.

    Clark (Respondent) v. Chief Constable of Cleveland Police (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the 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.

    Westacre Investments Inc (a company incorporated under the laws of Panama) (Respondents) v. Jugoimport-SDPR Holding Company Limited (formerly Federal Directorate of Supply and Procurement an agency of the Federal Secretariat of National Defence of the Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia and others (Petitioners) and one other action—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.

    Ali (Respondent) v. Courtaulds Textiles Limited (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the 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.

    Johnson (A.P.) (Petitioner) v. Unisys Limited (Respondents)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 3rd November next.

Papers

9. Command Paper—The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Environment—Government Response to the 13th Report of the House of Commons’ Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee on the Operation of the Landfill Tax.      (4461)

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

    Postal Privilege (Suspension) Order 1999 (Revocation) Order 1999, laid under the British Telecommunication Act 1981.      (2863)

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

    1. Accounts for 1998-99 of Scottish Natural Heritage, together with the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Natural Heritage (Scotland) Act 1991;

    2. Review for 1994-1997 of the National Galleries of Scotland, laid under the National Heritage (Scotland) Act 1985;

    3. Report and Accounts for 1998-99 of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, laid under the Environment Act 1995.

Select Committee Report

12. Committee for Privileges—The 2nd Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 108)

Public Business

13. House of Lords Bill—It was moved by the Duke of Montrose that the bill be referred to the Examiners in respect of clause 1; after debate, the motion was disagreed to (see division list 1).

14. Immigration and Asylum Bill—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 2); an amendment was agreed to (see division list 3); the debate on amendment 123 was adjourned; further consideration on report was adjourned.

15. Cuba—The Baroness Hooper asked Her Majesty’s Government what is their current policy towards Cuba; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal.

16. Immigration and Asylum Bill—The bill was further considered on report; the debate on amendment 123 was resumed; after further debate, the amendment was (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 4); amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 95)

The House was adjourned at twenty-three minutes before two o’clock

in the morning of Thursday 21st October till later the same day,

two o’clock in the afternoon for judicial business,

three o’clock for public business.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

 
 
 
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