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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 11° Aprilis 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

Judicial Business

1. Regina v. Secretary of State for Health and others (Respondents) ex parte Imperial Tobacco Limited and others (Appellants)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

2. Regina v. Hinks (Appellant) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

3. Appeal Committee—The following Orders were made pursuant to the 3rd Report:

    Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Petitioner) ex parte Adan (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 25th April next.

    Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Petitioner) ex parte Aitseguer (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 25th April next.

4. Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 39th Report:

    Chief Adjudication Officer (Respondent) v. Stafford and another (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 25th April next.

Papers

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

    1. HM Treasury—Treasury Minute on the fourth and ninth reports of the 1999-2000 session from the Committee of Public Accounts;      (—)

    2. Finance—

      (i) Statistical Analyses for 2000-01 of Public Expenditure;      (4601)

      (ii) Reports concerning the Government’s Expenditure Plans for 2000-2001 to 2001-2002 by the—

        (a)      Wales Office;      (4620)

        (b)      Home Office and the Charity Commission;      (4605)

        (c)      Department of Social Security;      (4614)

        (d)      Law Officers’ Departments;      (4607)

        (e)      Department of Trade and Industry;      (4611)

        (f)      Lord Chancellor’s Departments;      (4606)

        (g)      Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions;      (4604)

        (h)      Scotland Office;      (4619)

        (i)      Northern Ireland Office.      (4621)

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

    1. Treasury minute dated 11 April 2000, directing the application of certain receipts as appropriations in aid of the votes specified in the estimates for 2000-01, laid under the Public Accounts and Charges Act 1891;

    2. Report for 1999 of the Law Commission, laid under the Law Commissions Act 1965;

    3. Accounts for 1998-99 of the National Lottery Distribution Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Lottery etc, Act 1993.

Select Committee Report

7. Statutory Instruments—The 16th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments; it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 56)

Public Business

8. Business of the House—It was moved by the Baroness Jay of Paddington that the debate on the motion in the name of the Lord Harrison set down for tomorrow shall be limited to 3 hours and that in the name of the Lord Ashley of Stoke set down for the same day to 2 hours; the motion was agreed to.

9. Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Bill [HL] (Consolidation)—The House resolved itself into a Committee (on Re-commitment) upon the bill; the House was resumed and the bill was reported without amendment; the report was received.

10. Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill—It was moved by the Lord Williams of Mostyn 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.

11. Women Parliamentarians—The Baroness Anelay of St Johns asked Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Charter of Intent signed by the Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Women Parliamentarians in Naples on 8th March; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Amos.

The House was adjourned at eighteen minutes past nine o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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