HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Mercurii 12° Januarii 2000
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Derby.
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 actionThe 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 CommitteeThe 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 CommitteeThe 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 CommitteeThe 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)
That the petition of Dow Europe SA that they might be heard or otherwise intervene in the said appeal be refused.
10. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Standards in Public Life6th Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life: Review of the First Report of the Committee; (4557)
2. EducationLearning to SucceedPost-16 Funding and Allocations: First Technical Consultation Paper: Government consultation document. ()
11. Negative InstrumentThe 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 proceedingsThe 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.
13. Business of the HouseIt 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
Clauses 11 to 13
Clauses 14 to 25
Clauses 26 and 27
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 servicesThe Baroness Cumberlege asked Her Majestys 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 oclock
till tomorrow, three oclock.