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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Mercurii 12° Aprilis 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

Judicial Business

1. Aneco Reinsurance Underwriting Limited (in liquidation) (a body incorporated under the laws of Bermuda) (Respondents) v. Johnson & Higgins Limited (Appellants) (England)—The appeal of Johnson & Higgins Limited was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 24th May next.

2. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Altun (A.P.) (Petitioner)—The petition of Abidin Altun praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s legal aid certificate was lodged.

3. Lubbe (suing as administrator of the estate of Rachel Jacoba Lubbe) and others (Appellants) v. Cape plc (Respondents) and 10 other actions—

4. Lubbe and others (Respondents) v. Cape Industries plc (Appellants)—

    (Consolidated Appeals)—

    The petition of the Republic of South Africa praying for leave to intervene in writing in the said appeal (the agents for Lubbe and others consenting and the agents for Cape plc not consenting thereto) was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

5. Regina v. Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (Respondent) ex parte Mercury Personal Communications Limited and others and others (Petitioners)—Upon application by the petitioners (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto), it was ordered that the petition be withdrawn and that there be no order as to costs.

6. Regina v. Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (Respondent) ex parte Mercury Personal Communications Limited and others (Petitioners) and others—Upon application by the petitioners (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto), it was ordered that the petition be withdrawn and that there be no order as to costs.

Papers

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

    1. Intellectual Property Rights—Amendment to Article 9(3) of the Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization, together with an explanatory memorandum;      (4669)

    2. Capital Punishment—Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming at the abolition of the Death Penalty;      (4676)

    3. Nuclear Energy—Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, together with an explanatory memorandum;      (4672)

    4. Agriculture—Departmental Report for 2000 and the Government’s Expenditure Plans 2000-01 to 2001-02 for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Intervention Board and the Forestry Commission.      (4612)

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

    Draft Development Commission (Dissolution) Order 2000.

9. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Report and Accounts for 1998-99 of the British Potato Industry, laid under the Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947.

Select Committee Report

10. Delegated Powers and Deregulation—The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

    12th Report, on the following bills:

      Terrorism Bill;

      Financial Services and Markets Bill—Government amendments for Report stage. (HL Paper 57)

Public Business

11. Financial Services and Markets Bill—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clause 1

Schedule 1

Clauses 2 to 20

Schedule 2

Clauses 21 to 29

Schedule 3 and 4

Clauses 30 to 34

Schedule 5

Clauses 35 to 39

Schedule 6

Clauses 40 to 72

Schedules 7 and 8

Clauses 73 to 86

Schedule 9

Clauses 87 and 88

Schedule 10

Clauses 89 to 101

Schedule 11

Clauses 102 to 109

Schedule 12

Clauses 110 to 129

Schedule 13

Clauses 130 to 158

Schedule 14

Clauses 159 to 161

Schedule 15

Clauses 162 to 199

Schedule 16

Clauses 200 to 221

Schedule 17

Clauses 222 to 329

Schedule 18

Clauses 330 to 421

Schedules 19 to 21

Clause 422;

    the motion was agreed to.

12. Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (3-hour debate)—It was moved by the Lord Harrison that there be laid before the House papers relating to the steps being taken by Her Majesty’s Government and the European Commission to promote Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in the United Kingdom and the European Union; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

13. NHS: disability equipment (2-hour debate)—It was moved by the Lord Ashley of Stoke that there be laid before the House papers relating to the recent Audit Commission Report on the provision by the National Health Service of specialist disability equipment; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

14. Suspension of Hospital Medical Practitioners Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Baroness Knight of Collingtree 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 sixteen minutes before nine o’clock

till tomorrow, three o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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