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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 9° Martii 2000

The House met at two o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Wakefield.

Judicial Business

1. Dingley (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police (Respondent) (Scotland)—The Report from the Appellate Committee was agreed to; it was ordered and adjudged that the Interlocutors of the First Division of the Inner House of the Court of Session in Scotland of 5th March and 24th April 1998 be affirmed and the appeal dismissed; that the amount of the respondent’s costs to be paid by the appellant as an assisted person be modified to nil under the provisions of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986; and that the costs of the respondent in this House be paid out of the Scottish Legal Aid Fund in accordance with Section 19 of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986, such order to be suspended for four weeks to allow the Legal Aid Board to object if they wish.

2. Inco Europe Limited and others (Appellants) v. First Choice Distribution (a firm) and others (Respondents)—The Report from the Appellate Committee was agreed to; it was ordered and adjudged that the Order of the Court of Appeal of 30th September 1998 be affirmed and the appeal dismissed with costs, the amount thereof to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

3. Jarvis (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Hampshire County Council (Respondents) (England)—The appeal of Marcus Lee Jarvis was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged forthwith.

4. Jarvis (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Hampshire County Council (Respondents)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

5. Appeal Committee—The 34th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

    Berezovsky (Respondent) v. Michaels and others (Appellants)—

    Glouchkov (Respondent) v. Michaels and others (Appellants)—

    (Consolidated Appeals)—

    That the petition of the respondents to adduce further evidence be referred for hearing.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Papers

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

    1. Cabinet Office—Departmental minute dated 9 March 2000 concerning the disposal of vacant property at Brockley Hill and Canons Park, Stanmore;      (—)

    2. Foreign Office—Forty-ninth Annual Report for 1998-99 of the Foreign Compensation Commission.      (4629)

7. Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Audit Commission’s Code of Audit Practice: March 2000;

    2. Draft Air Quality (England) Regulations 2000.

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

    1. Community Health Councils (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;      (657)

    2. Friendly Societies (General Charge and Fees) Regulations 2000, laid under the Friendly Societies Act 1974;      (674)

    3. Social Security Benefit (Computation of Earnings) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;      (667)

    4. Pensions Increase (Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme) Regulations 2000, laid under the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971;      (671)

    5. Building Societies (General Charge and Fees) Regulations 2000, laid under the Building Societies Act 1986;      (668)

    6. Insurance (Fees) Regulations 2000, laid under the Insurance Companies Act 1982;      (670)

    7. Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (Accounts and Audit) Order 2000, laid under the Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998;      (655)

    8. (i)      Teachers’ Superannuation (Additional Voluntary Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2000;      (666)

      (ii) Teachers’ (Compensation for Redundancy and Premature Retirement) (Amendment) Regulations 2000;      (664)

      (iii) Teachers’ Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2000;      (665)

    laid under the Superannuation Act 1972;

    9. Excise Goods (Export Shops) Regulations 2000, laid under the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979;      (645)

    10. Food Standards Act 1999 (Transitional and Consequential Provisions and Savings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000, laid under the Food Standards Act 1999;      (656)

    11. Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Levy) Amendment Regulations 2000, laid under the Pension Schemes Act 1993;      (542)

    12. (i)      Social Security (Incapacity) Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2000;      (590)

      (ii) Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2000;      (681)

    laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;

    13. (i)      Valuation for Rating (Plant and Machinery) (England) Regulations 2000;      (540)

      (ii) Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating (Demand Notices) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2000;      (534)

      (iii) Non-Domestic Rating (Miscellaneous Provisions (No. 2) Regulations 1989 (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000;      (532)

    laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988;

    14. Council Tax (Liability for Owners) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000 laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1992.      (537)

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

    1. Pensions Increase (Review) Order 2000, laid under the Social Security Pensions Act 1975;      (672)

    2. (i)      Industrial and Provident Societies (Fees) Regulations 2000;      (673)

      (ii) Industrial and Provident Societies (Credit Unions) (Fees) Regulations 2000;      (669)

    laid under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965;

    3. Accounts for 1998-99 of the Commissioner for the Rights of Trade Union Members, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992;

    4. Accounts for 1996-97 under the Severn Bridges Act 1992, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Severn Bridges Act 1992.

Private Business

10. Colchester Borough Council Bill [HL]—The petition against the bill from The Open Spaces Society (No.2) was withdrawn.

Public Business

11. Representation of the People Bill—The bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.

12. Local Government Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was agreed to (see division list 1); amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 2 and 3); a privilege amendment was agreed to; then, after debate, the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

13. Royal Assent—The Lord Speaker (Viscount Simon) notified the Queen’s Assent to the following Acts:

Representation of the People Actc.2
Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (Amendment of Rules) Actc. v

14. Children (Leaving Care) Bill [HL]—The report was received; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

The House was adjourned at five minutes past ten o’clock

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

MICHAEL DAVIES

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