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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Veneris 5° Novembris 1999

The House met at eleven o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Hereford.

Judicial Business

1. Appeal Committee—The 72nd Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Regina v. Hinks (Petitioner)—That the petition be referred for hearing.

    QRS 1 ApS and others (all being companies incorporated under the laws of Denmark and in compulsory liquidation) (Petitioners) v. Frandsen (Respondent)—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.

    Cadogan Estates Limited (Respondents) v. McMahon (Petitioner)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 19th November next.

    Regina v. Bow Street Magistrates Court ex parte Government of the United States of America (Petitioners) and Ibrahim and another (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be refused.

    Whistler International Limited (Respondents) v. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Limited (Petitioners)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 19th November next.

    Regina v. Robery (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be refused.

Papers

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

    Inland Revenue—Report for 1998-99 of the Inland Revenue.      (4477)

Private Business

3. Alliance and Leicester plc (Group Reorganisation) formerly Girobank plc (Transfer) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the Commons message of yesterday be now considered; and that the promoters of the bill have leave to suspend any further proceedings thereon in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament, provided that notice of their intention to do so is lodged in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than 12 noon on Tuesday 9th November;

    That the bill be deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than 12 noon on the second sitting day in the next session with a declaration annexed, signed by the agent, stating that the bill is the same in every respect as the bill at the last stage of the proceedings thereon in this House in the present session;

    That the proceedings on the bill in the next session of Parliament be pro forma in regard to every stage through which the bill has passed in the present session, and that no new fees be charged to such stages;

    That the Private Business Standing Orders apply to the bill in the next session only in regard to any stage through which the bill has not passed during the present session;

    the motion was agreed to; it was ordered that a message be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.

4. United Reformed Church Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the Commons message of yesterday be now considered; and that the promoters of the bill have leave to suspend any further proceedings thereon in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament, provided that notice of their intention to do so is lodged in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than 12 noon on Tuesday 9th November;

    That the bill be deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than 12 noon on the second sitting day in the next session with a declaration annexed, signed by the agent, stating that the bill is the same in every respect as the bill at the last stage of the proceedings thereon in this House in the present session;

    That the proceedings on the bill in the next session of Parliament be pro forma in regard to every stage through which the bill has passed in the present session, and that no new fees be charged to such stages;

    That the Private Business Standing Orders apply to the bill in the next session only in regard to any stage through which the bill has not passed during the present session;

    the motion was agreed to; it was ordered that a message be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.

Public Business

5. Hereditary Peers’ Elections—The Clerk of the Parliaments reported to the House that, in accordance with Standing Order 9, the following 75 peers had been elected by the hereditary peers in their party or group:

    Labour Peers

L. Milner of Leeds

L. Rea

    Conservative Peers

E. Arran

V. Astor

L. Astor of Hever

E. Attlee

L. Brabazon of Tara

V. Bridgeman

L. Burnham

E. Caithness

E. Courtown

L. Crathorne

L. Denham

E. Dundee

E. Ferrers

L. Glenarthur

L. Glentoran

V. Goschen

L. Henley

E. Home

E. Howe

L. Inglewood

E. Lindsay

E. Liverpool

L. Lucas

L. Luke

L. Mancroft

L. Montagu of Beaulieu

D. Montrose

L. Mowbray and Stourton

L. Moynihan

L. Northbrook

E. Northesk

E. Onslow

E. Peel

L. Rotherwick

E. Selborne

L. Selsdon

E. Shrewsbury

L. Strathclyde

L. Swinfen

L. Trefgarne

L. Vivian

L. Willoughby de Broke

    Cross-bench Peers

V. Allenby of Megiddo

E. Baldwin of Bewdley

V. Bledisloe

L. Bridges

V. Brookeborough

E. Carnarvon

V. Colville of Culross

V. Craigavon

B. Darcy de Knayth

E. Erroll

L. Freyberg

L. Greenway

L. Hylton

E. Listowel

L. Monson

L. Moran

L. Northbourne

L. Palmer

E. Rosslyn

Ly. Saltoun of Abernethy

E. Sandwich

V. Slim

L. St. John of Bletso

B. Strange

V. Tenby

L. Walpole

V. Waverley

B. Wharton

    Liberal Democrat Peers

L. Addington

L. Avebury

E. Russell.

6. Electricity from Renewables (ECC Report)—It was moved by the Lord Geddes that this House take note of the Report of the European Communities Committee on Electricity from Renewables (12th Report, HL Paper 78); after debate, further debate on the motion was adjourned.

The House was adjourned at nine minutes past two o’clock

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

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

 
 
 
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