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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 14° Martii 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Hereford.

Judicial Business

1. In re Burke (A.P.) (Appellant) (On Appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

2. Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 24th Report—

    National Westminster Bank plc (Respondents) v. Amin (executrix of the estate of Mohammed Amin) and another (A.P.) (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 28th March next.

3. Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 28th Report—

    Regina v. Sheffield City Council (Respondents) ex parte Hague and another (A.P.) (Petitioners)—That the respondents’ costs be paid out of the Legal Aid Fund in accordance with section 18 of the Legal Aid Act 1988, such order to be suspended until 11th April next to enable the Legal Aid Board to object if they wish.

4. Appeal Committee—The following Orders were made pursuant to the 32nd Report—

    Islam and another (A.P.) (Petitioners) and another v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 28th March next.

    Islam and another and another (A.P.) (Petitioners) v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 28th March next.

5. Appeal Committee—The 35th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

    Anyanwu and another (Appellants) v. South Bank Students’ Union and others (Respondents) and Commission for Racial Equality (Interveners)—That the petition of the Commission for Racial Equality that they might be heard or otherwise intervene in the said appeal be refused but that they may have leave to lodge written submissions.

Papers

6. Command Paper—The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Atomic Weapons—Ministry of Defence Departmental Minute dated 14 March 2000 concerning Atomic Weapons Establishment Contractual Indemnities.      (—)

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

    1. Social Security Contributions (Notional Payment of Primary Class 1 Contribution) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;      (748)

    2. Social Security Contributions (Notional Payment of Primary Class 1 Contribution) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;      (747)

    3. (i)      Legal Advice and Assistance (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000—      (—)

      (ii) Legal Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000—      (—)

      (iii) Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000—      (—)

    laid under the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981.

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

    1. Reserve Forces Call-Out Order, laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996;

    2. Reports and Accounts for 1998-1999 of the Apple and Pear Research Council, laid under the Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947;

    3. Reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General of Northern Ireland on the University of Ulster on Senior Officer’s Expenses, Energy Efficiency in the Education Sector and Management of Richmond Chambers, laid under the Audit (Northern Ireland) Order 1987;

    4. Statements of guarantee given by the Secretary of State for Health on loans proposed to be raised by:

      (i) Northern General Hospital National Service Trust—

      (ii) Portsmouth Healthcare National Health Service Trust—

      (iii) Leeds Community and Mental Health Services National Health Service Trust—

      (iv) Loddon National Health Service Trust—

      (v) Southampton Community Health Services National Health Service Trust—

      (vi) Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals National Health Service Trust—

      (vii) Poole Hospital National Health Service Trust—

      (viii) Tees and North East Yorkshire National Health Service Trust—

      (ix) Leicestershire and Rutland Healthcare National Health Service Trust—

      (x) Central Nottinghamshire Healthcare National Health Service Trust—

      (xi) Bassetlaw Hospital and Community Services National Health Service Trust—

      (xii) East Gloucestershire National Health Service Trust—

      (xiii) Plymouth Hospitals National Health Service Trust—

      (xiv) Harrogate Healthcare National Health Service Trust—

      (xv) Community Healthcare Services, North Derbyshire National Health Service Trust—

      (xvi) Southampton University Hospital National Health Service Trust—

      (xvii) Weston Area National Health Service Trust—

      (xviii) South Buckinghamshire National Health Service Trust—

      (xix) South Devon Healthcare National Health Service Trust—

      (xx) Dorset Healthcare National Health Service Trust—

      (xxi) Epsom and St. Helier National Health Service Trust—

      (xxii) Hastings and Rother National Health Service Trust—

      (xxiii) Addenbrookes National Health Service Trust—

    laid under the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990.

Select Committee Reports

9. House of Lords’ Offices—The 4th Report from the Select Committee was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 45)

10. Statutory Instruments—The 13th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Draft Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2000;

      Draft Air Quality (England) Regulations 2000;

      Draft Code of Audit Practice: March 2000;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 44)

Public Business

11. Census (Amendment) Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.

12. Learning and Skills Bill [HL]—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was agreed to (see division list 1); an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 2); it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 47)

13. Electronic Communications Bill—The bill was reported from the Grand Committee with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 46)

14. Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the draft Order laid before the House on 31st January be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

15. Scotland Act 1998 (Cross-Border Public Authorities) (Forestry Commissioners) Order 2000—It was moved by the Baroness Hayman that the draft Order laid before the House on 22nd February be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

16. Milk Development Council (Amendment) Order 2000—It was moved by the Baroness Hayman that the draft Order laid before the House on 14th February be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

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

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

APPENDIX

Electronic Communications Bill—The bill was considered in a Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; it was ordered that the bill be reported with amendments.

 
 
 
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