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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Mercurii 12° Januarii 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Derby.

Judicial Business

1. Regina v. Edwards (Respondent) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))—The appeal of the Director of Public Prosecutions was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto.

2. Anderton (A.P.) (by her mother and next friend) (Appellant) v. Clwyd County Council (Respondents)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

3. Lancashire County Council and another (Respondents) v. Barlow and another (Appellants) and one other action—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

4. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) ex parte Gashi (A.P.) (Respondent)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

5. Bettison and others (Respondents) v. Langton and others (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 9th February next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

6. In re G (A.P.) (a minor) (by his mother and next friend) (Respondent)—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 16th February next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

7. Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 9th Report—

    Delaware Mansions Limited and others (Respondents) v. Lord Mayor and Citizens of the City of Westminster (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 26th January next.

8. Appeal Committee—The 12th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

    Mills (A.P.) (Petitioner) v. Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland (Respondent) (Northern Ireland)—That leave to appeal be refused and that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981.

9. Appeal Committee—The 13th 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)—

    (Conjoined Appeals)

    That the petition of Dow Europe SA that they might be heard or otherwise intervene in the said appeal be refused.

Papers

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

    1. Standards in Public Life—6th Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life: Review of the First Report of the Committee;      (4557)

    2. Education—Learning to Succeed—Post-16 Funding and Allocations: First Technical Consultation Paper: Government consultation document.      (—)

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

    Civil Aviation (Canadian Navigation Services) (Revocation) Regulations 2000, laid under the Civil Aviation Act 1982.      (12)

12. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Accounts for 1998-99 of the National Museums of Scotland, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Heritage (Scotland) Act 1985.

Public Business

13. Business of the House—It was moved by the Baroness Jay of Paddington that the debate on the motion in the name of the Lord Carrington set down for today shall be limited to 6 hours; the motion was agreed to.

14. Armed Forces Discipline Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 10

Schedule 1

Clauses 11 to 13

Schedule 2

Clauses 14 to 25

Schedule 3

Clauses 26 and 27

Schedule 4

Clause 28;

    the motion was agreed to.

15. International situation (6-hour debate)—It was moved by the Lord Carrington that there be laid before the House papers relating to the international situation; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

16. Maternity services—The Baroness Cumberlege asked Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take to improve maternity services; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.

The House was adjourned at twenty-two minutes past ten o’clock

till tomorrow, three o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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