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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 21° Octobris 1999

The House met at two o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Lichfield.

Judicial Business

1. Baxter (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Mayor etc of the London Borough of Camden (Respondents)—

2. London Borough of Southwark (Respondents) and another v. Mills and others (A.P.) (Appellants)—

The Report from the Appellate Committee was agreed to; it was ordered and adjudged that the Orders of the Court of Appeal of 20th June and 29th July 1998 be affirmed and the appeals dismissed with costs, the amount thereof to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties; that the costs of the Respondents in this House be paid out of the Legal Aid Fund in accordance with section 18 of the Legal Aid Act 1988, such order to be suspended for four weeks to allow the Legal Aid Board to object if they wish; and that the costs of the appellants in this House be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988.

3. Barclays Bank Plc (Appellants) v. Boulter and another (Respondent)—The Report from the Appellate Committee was agreed to; it was ordered and adjudged that the Order of the Court of Appeal of 23rd April 1997 be affirmed and the appeal dismissed with costs, the amount thereof to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

4. Nessa (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Chief Adjudication Officer and another (Respondent)—The Report from the Appellate Committee was agreed to; it was ordered and adjudged that the Order of the Court of Appeal of 5th February 1998 be affirmed and the appeal dismissed; and that there be no order as to costs save that the costs of the appellant in this House be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988.

5. Vehicle Inspectorate (Respondents) v. Bruce Cook Road Planing Limited and another (Appellants) (On Appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division)—The Report from the Appellate Committee was agreed to; it was ordered and adjudged that the Order of the Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division of 18th February 1998 be affirmed and the appeal dismissed with costs, the amount thereof to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties; and that the certified question be answered in the negative.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

6. Viscount Hood—Henry Lyttelton Alexander Viscount Hood sat first in Parliament after the death of his father, Alexander Lambert Viscount Hood, having first taken and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

Papers

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

    Government response to the 6th report of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on South Caucasus and Central Asia.      (4458)

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

    1. Draft Jobseeker’s Allowance (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999;

    2. Draft Social Security (New Deal Pilot) Regulations 1999.

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

    1. Medicines (Aristolochia) (Temporary Prohibition) Order 1999, laid under the Medicines Act 1968;      (2889)

    2. Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations 1999, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988.      (2864)

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

    Accounts for 1998-99 of the :

      (i) Tate Gallery—

      (ii) National Gallery—

    together with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Museums and Galleries Act 1992.

Private Business

11. United Reformed Church Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.

12. Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (Amendment of Rules) Bill—The bill was read a second time and committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee.

Public Business

13. 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 535.

14. Aberdeen and North East Scotland—The Lord Hogg of Cumbernauld asked Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the contribution of the city of Aberdeen and North East Scotland to the economy of the United Kingdom; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale.

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

till tomorrow, eleven o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

 
 
 
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