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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 8° Novembris 1999

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Lincoln.

1. Lord Gavron—Robert Gavron Esquire, CBE, having been created Baron Gavron, of Highgate in the London Borough of Camden, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 6th August 1999, was introduced between the Lord McIntosh of Haringey and the Baroness Blackstone, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and made and subscribed the solemn affirmation pursuant to statute.

Judicial Business

2. Phillips (Liquidator of A J Bekhor & Company) and another (Respondents) v. Brewin Dolphin Bell Lawrie Limited (Formerly Brewin Dolphin & Company Limited) (Appellants) and another (England)—The appeal of Brewin Dolphin Bell Lawrie Limited was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 20th December next.

3. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) ex parte A (Respondent) (On appeal from the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice) (England)—The appeal of the Secretary of State for the Home Department was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 20th December next.

4. 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)—

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

    (Conjoined Appeals)

    The appeals were set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

6. Regina v. Antoine (Appellant) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

Papers

7. Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)—The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 5th November, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Road Traffic (NHS Charges) (Appeals: Ending of Transitional Period) Order 1999, laid under the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Act 1999;     (3012)

    2. Insurance Brokers Registration Council Election Scheme Approval Order 1999, laid under the Insurance Brokers (Registration) Act 1977.

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

    1. Fishing Vessels (EC Directive on Harmonised Safety Regime) Regulations 1999, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;      (2998)

    2. Competition Act 1998 (Commission Investigation and Director’s Investigation) Order 1999, laid under the Competition Act 1998;      (3027)

    3. (i)      Public Telecommunication System Designation (Faultbasic Limited) Order 1999—      (2943)

      (ii) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Tele2 Sweden Limited) Order 1999—      (2942)

      (iii) Public Telecommunication System Designation (GTS Business Services (UK) Limited) Order 1999—      (2944)

      (iv) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Teleport UK Limited (trading as Satellite Media Services)) Order 1999—      (2954)

      (v) Public Telecommunication System Designation (WXNET Limited) Order 1999—      (2945)

      (vi) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Enitel ASA) Order 1999—      (2946)

      (vii) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Core Telecommunications Limited) Order 1999—      (2938)

      (viii) Public Telecommunication System Designation (WinStar Communications Limited) Order 1999—      (2939)

      (ix) Public Telecommunication System Designation (TNI (Telecom) Limited) Order 1999—      (2940)

      (x) Public Telecommunication System Designation (IBSC Limited) Order 1999—      (2941)

      (xi) Public Telecommunication System Designation (CompleTel UK Limited) Order 1999—      (2953)

      (xii) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Telecom New Zealand (UK) Licences Limited) Order 1999—      (2952)

      (xiii) Public Telecommunication System Designation (StarGlobal Ltd) Order 1999—      (2951)

      (xiv) Public Telecommunication System Designation (BSI ACCESS UK Limited) Order 1999—      (2950)

      (xv) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Pantheon Telecom (UK) Limited) Order 1999—      (2949)

      (xvi) Public Telecommunication System Designation (Level 3 Communications Limited) Order 1999—      (2948)

      (xvii) Public Telecommunication System Designation (G.C. Global Communications Limited) Order 1999—      (2947)

    laid under the Telecommunications Act 1984;

    4. Gas Act 1986 (Exemptions) (No. 4) (Amendment) Order 1999, laid under the Gas Act 1986.      (3026)

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

    1. Licences granted by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to:

      (i) Faultbasic Limited—

      (ii) WinStar Communications Limited—

      (iii) Core Telecommunications Limited—

      (iv) BSI ACCESS UK Limited—

      (v) GTS Business Services (UK) Limited—

      (vi) StarGlobal Ltd—

      (vii) Level 3 Communications Limited—

      (viii) TNI (Telecom) Limited—

      (ix) Tele2 Sweden Limited—

      (x) Teleport UK Limited (trading as Satellite Media Services)—

      (xi) CompleTel UK Limited—

      (xii) G.C. Global Communications Limited—

      (xiii) Telecom New Zealand (UK) Licences Limited—

      (xiv) Enitel ASA—

      (xv) Pantheon Telecom (UK) Limited—

      (xvi) WXNET Limited—

      (xvii) IBSC Limited—

    laid under the Telecommunications Act 1984;

    2. Report and Accounts for 1998-99 of the Covent Garden Market Authority, laid under the Covent Garden Act 1961.

Select Committee Reports

10. Committee for Privileges—The Proceedings of the Committee were ordered to be printed. (HL Papers 106-I and 108-I)

11. Procedure of the House—The 5th Report from the Select Committee was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 116)

Private Business

12. City of Newcastle upon Tyne Bill [HL]—

13. Kent County Council Bill [HL]—

14. Medway Council Bill [HL]—

    A message was brought from the Commons that they concur with the resolution of this House of 4th November.

Public Business

15. Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill—The Commons amendments and reasons were considered; certain Lords amendments were not insisted on and Commons amendments in lieu were agreed to; a Lords amendment was not insisted on and an amendment in lieu was agreed to (see division list 1); a motion that the House do not insist on a Lords amendment, do agree with a Commons amendment, do disagree with another Commons amendment and do propose an amendment in lieu was agreed to (see division list 2); certain Lords amendments were not insisted on and Commons amendments to words so restored to the bill were agreed to; certain amendments to such Commons amendments were agreed to; a motion to disagree with certain such Commons amendments was (by leave of the House) withdrawn; the remaining Lords amendments were not insisted on; then the bill was returned to the Commons with amendments.

16. Royal Parks—The Lord St John of Fawsley asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the present uses of the Royal Parks are appropriate; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey.

The House was adjourned at nineteen minutes before nine o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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