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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 20° Martii 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.

Judicial Business

1. Mahomed and another (Petitioners) v. Morris and others (Respondents)—The petition of Abdul Sattar Abdul Aziz Mahomed and Mohammed Iqbal Abdul Aziz Mahomed praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 16th March).

2. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (Respondents) v. Société Générale SA (Petitioners)—The petition of Société Générale SA praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

3. Herbert and others (Respondents) v. British Railways Board and others (Petitioners)—The petition of British Railways Board and Railtrack plc praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

4. Caledonia North Sea Limited (Respondents) v. British Telecommunications plc (Appellants) (Scotland)—

5. Caledonia North Sea Limited (Respondents) v. Kelvin International Services Limited (formerly Kelvin Catering Limited) (Appellants) (Scotland)—

6. Caledonia North Sea Limited (Respondents) v. London Bridge Engineering Limited (Appellants) (Scotland)—

7. Caledonia North Sea Limited (Respondents) v. Norton (No.2) Limited (in liquidation) (Appellants) (Scotland)—

8. Caledonia North Sea Limited (Respondents) v. Pickup No.7 Limited (formerly Northern Industrial & Marine Services Company Limited) (Appellants) (Scotland)—

9. Caledonia North Sea Limited (Respondents) v. Stena Offshore Limited (Appellants) (Scotland)—

10. Caledonia North Sea Limited (Respondents) v. Wood Group Engineering Contractors Limited (Appellants) (Scotland)—

    The petition of the appellants praying that the appeals be consolidated, that they be allowed to lodge separate statements, one case and one appendix and be jointly represented in respect of the seven appeals and that the respondents have leave to lodge one case (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

11. Twinsectra Limited (Respondents) v. Yardley and others (Appellants) (First Appeal)—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 3rd May next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

12. Designers Guild Limited (Appellants) v. Russell Williams (Textiles) Limited (trading as Washington DC) (Respondents)—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 3rd April next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

Papers

13. Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2000.

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

    1. National Health Service Pension Scheme (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Regulations 2000, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972;      (619)

    2. Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell) Order 2000, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;      (791)

    3. Meat Products (Hygiene) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;      (790)

    4. (i)      Statute made by the University of Cambridge on 23rd November 1999—      (—)

      (ii) Statute made by Churchill College, Cambridge on 21st December 1999—      (—)

    laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923;

    5. Social Security (Overlapping Benefits) Amendment Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;      (799)

    6. Commission for Health Improvement (Functions) Amendment Regulations 2000, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;      (797)

    7. National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) Regulations 2000, laid under the National Assistance Act 1948.      (798)

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

    1. Overseas Service Pensions Amendment Scheme 2000, laid under the Overseas Pensions Act 1973;      (—)

    2. Account for 1998-99 of the Scottish Arts Council National Lottery Distribution Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993;

    3. Accounts for 1998-99 of the

      (i) Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority—

      (ii) Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel—

    together with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1995;

    4. Account for 1998-99 of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, laid under the Marshall Aid Commemoration Act 1953.

Public Business

16. Terrorism Bill—A bill to make provision about terrorism; and to make temporary provision for Northern Ireland about the prosecution and punishment of certain offences, the preservation of peace and the maintenance of order was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 49)

17. Terrorism Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 49-EN)

18. Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Bill—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the bill be now read a second time; the motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived; then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed.

19. Financial Services and Markets Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 and 2); the House was resumed.

20. Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 (Continuance) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that the draft Order laid before the House on 3rd March be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

21. Financial Services and Markets Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed after amendment 120.

The House was adjourned at twenty-four minutes past eleven o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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