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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Mercurii 17° Maii 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol.

1. Lord Evans of Temple Guiting—Matthew Evans Esquire, CBE, having been created Lord Evans of Temple Guiting, of Temple Guiting in the County of Gloucestershire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 11th May 2000, was introduced between the Lord Rogers of Riverside and the Lord Bragg, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

2. Lord Roper—John Francis Hodgess Roper Esquire, having been created Baron Roper, of Thorney Island in the City of Westminster, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 12th May 2000, was introduced between the Lord Thomson of Monifieth and the Lord Newby, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

Judicial Business

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

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

    (Consolidated Appeals)—

    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 23rd May next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

5. Twinsectra Limited (Respondents) v. Yardley and others (Appellants) (First Appeal)—

6. Twinsectra Limited (Respondents) v. Yardley and others (Appellants) (Second Appeal)—

    (Conjoined Appeals)—

    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 14th June next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

7. Magill (Appellant) v. Porter (Respondent)—

8. Magill (Appellant) v. Weeks (Respondent)—

    (Conjoined Appeals) —

    The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 21st June next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

9. Kuddus (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Chief Constable of Leicestershire Constabulary (Respondent)—The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 28th June next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

Papers

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

    1. Law—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and The Netherlands extending the duration of the Agreement of 18th September 1998 concerning a Scottish Trial in the Netherlands;      (4717)

    2. Investment Protection—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Mongolia for the Promotion and Protection of Investments.      (4714)

    3. Finance—Treasury Minute on the 8th and 11th Reports from the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts.      (4732)

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

    1. Children (Protection at Work) Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;      (1333)

    2. (i)      Employment Tribunals Act 1996 (Application of Conciliation Provisions) Order 2000—      (1337)

      (ii) Employment Tribunals Act 1996 (Application of Conciliation Provisions) Order 2000 (Revocation) Order 2000—      (1336)

    laid under the Employment Tribunals Act 1996.

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

    Report and Financial Statements for 1999 of Channel Four Television Corporation, laid under the Broadcasting Act 1990.

Select Committee Report

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

    16th Report, on the following bills:

      Financial Services and Markets Bill—Government amendments for Third Reading;

      Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill—Government amendments for Committee Stage. (HL Paper 69)

Public Business

14. Law and order (5-hour debate)—It was moved by the Lord Tebbit that there be laid before the House papers relating to the problems of maintaining law and order; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

The House was adjourned at nineteen minutes before eight o’clock

till tomorrow, two o’clock for judicial business,

three o’clock for public business.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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