HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Lunae 17° Januarii 2000
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chichester.
1. Anyanwu and another (Appellants) v. South Bank Students Union and others (Respondents) and Commission for Racial Equality (Interveners) (England)The appeal of Anozie Anyanwu and Aniere Ebuzoeme was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 28th February next.
2. Regina v. Martin (Petitioner) (2000)The petition of Charles Philip Martin praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 5th January).
3. Regina v. Edwards (Respondent) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
4. Midland Bank plc (Respondents) v. Wallace and another (A.P.) (Appellant)The petition of the appellant, praying that the appeal be restored notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order VI. has expired and praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 21st February next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto), was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
5. Scandecor Development AB (Appellants) v. Scandecor Marketing AB and others (Respondents) and one other actionThe 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 respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 12th January).
6. Lancashire County Council and another (Respondents) v. Barlow and another (Appellants) and one other actionThe petition of the second respondent for leave to lodge a separate case (the agents for the appellants and the first respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
7. Command PapersThe following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on the dates shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Investors in PeopleCompany Report for 1998-99 of Investors in People; (14th January) ()
2. Treaty Series3rd Supplementary List of Ratifications, Accessions, Withdrawals etc. for 1999; (14th January) (4561)
3. HealthReports for 2000 of the Review Bodies for:
(i) Nursing Staff, Midwives, Health Visitors and Professions Allied to Medicine on Professions Allied to Medicine; (17th January) (4564)
(ii) Doctors and Dentists Remuneration; (17th January) (4562)
(iii) Nursing Staff, Midwives, Health Visitors and Professions Allied to Medicine on Nursing Staff, Midwives and Health Visitors.(17th January) (4563)
8. Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 14th January, were ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Education (Funding for Teacher Training) Designation Order 2000, laid under the Education Act 1994; (57)
2. Family Proceedings (Amendment No. 2) Rules 1999, laid under the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984; (3491)
3. Television Broadcasting Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. (54)
9. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
Draft Immigration (Regularisation Period for Overstayers) Regulations 2000.
10. DeregulationThe following document was laid before the House under section 3(3) of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 and referred to the Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee:
Proposal for the Draft Deregulation (Sunday Dancing and Licensing) Order 2000.
11. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Social Security Amendment (Education Maintenance Allowance) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992; (55)
2. Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Control Measures) Order 2000, laid under the Fisheries Act 1981. (51)
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 Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Science and Technology Act 1965.
13. Business of the HouseIt was moved by the Lord Carter, on behalf of the Baroness Jay of Paddington, that leave be given to advance the Third Reading of the Medway Council Bill [HL] from Wednesday 19th January to Tuesday 18th January; the motion was agreed to.
14. Learning and Skills Bill [HL]It was moved by the Baroness Blackstone that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
15. Parliamentary Commissioner (Amendment) Bill [HL]It was moved by the Lord Lester of Herne Hill that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
The House was adjourned at ten minutes before nine oclock
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.