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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 22° Maii 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Hereford.

1. Lord Bernstein of Craigwell—Alexander Bernstein Esquire, having been created Baron Bernstein of Craigwell, of Craigwell in the County of West Sussex, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 15th May 2000, was introduced between the Lord Levy and the Lord Puttnam, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

2. Baroness Andrews—Elizabeth Kay Andrews, OBE, having been created Baroness Andrews, of Southover in the County of East Sussex, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 9th May 2000, was introduced between the Lord Ashley of Stoke and the Lord Dubs, 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. Lawrence (Respondent) v. Lesser (Petitioner)—The petition of Leslie Hugh Lesser praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 2nd May).

4. Regina v. London Borough of Tower Hamlets and others (Respondents) ex parte Tilly (Petitioner)—The petition of Gwendolen Rose Tilly praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented without payment of the fee, such fee having been waived by the Appeal Committee pursuant to Standing Order XIII; the said petition was referred to an Appeal Committee.

5. Ord (A.P.) (Petitioner) v. Upton (as trustee of the property of David John Ord (a bankrupt)) (Respondent)—Upon application by the petitioner (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto), it was ordered that the petition be withdrawn and that there be no order as to costs.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. Appeal Committee—The 46th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

    Chief Adjudication Officer (Respondent) v. Stafford and another (Petitioner)—That leave be given to present an appeal notwithstanding the time limited by Standing Order I has expired; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 5th June next.

7. Appeal Committee—The 47th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

    Her Majesty’s Attorney General (Respondent) v. Mathew (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be refused.

8. Appeal Committee—The 48th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Regina v. Leeds Crown Court (Respondents) ex parte Wardle (A.P.) (Petitioner)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 5th June next.

    Raiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich AG v. Crossseas Shipping Limited and others and another (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d) and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Regina v. Samms (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be refused.

    Regina v. London Borough of Tower Hamlets and others (Respondents) ex parte Tilly (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be refused.

Papers

9. Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)—The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 19th May, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Freezing of Funds and Prohibition on Investment) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;      (1367)

    2. Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000, laid under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994;      (1369)

    3. Rail Vehicle Accessibility (The Chiltern Railway Company Limited Class 168/1 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2000, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;      (1349)

    4. (i)      GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Lambeth) Designation Order 2000—      (1312)

      (ii) GLA Side Roads (Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames) Designation Order 2000—      (1309)

      (iii) GLA Side Roads (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) Designation Order 2000—      (1308)

      (iv) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Hounslow) Designation Order 2000—      (1307)

      (v) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Newham) Designation Order 2000—      (1311)

      (vi) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Merton) Designation Order 2000—      (1313)

      (vii) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Lewisham) Designation Order 2000—      (1310)

    laid under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;

    5. Medicines (Aristolochia and Mu Tong etc.) (Temporary Prohibition) Order 2000, laid under the Medicines Act 1968.      (1368)

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

    Draft Northern Ireland (Emergency and Prevention of Terrorism Provisions) (Continuance) Order 2000.

11. Negative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Jobseeker’s Allowance (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2000, laid under the Jobseekers Act 1995.      (1370)

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

    Treasury Minute dated 22nd May 2000 directing a lowering of the limit on the amount of the Bank of England’s fiduciary note issue, laid under the Currency Act 1983.

Select Committee Report

13. House of Lords’ Offices—The 5th Report from the Select Committee was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 70)

Public Business

14. Electronic Communications Bill—The bill was read a third time and passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

15. Children (Leaving Care) Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; a privilege amendment was agreed to; then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

16. Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was agreed to (see division list); the House was resumed.

17. Companies Act 1985 (Audit Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations 2000—It was moved by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 3rd May be approved; the motion was agreed to.

18. Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000—It was moved by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 3rd May be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

19. National Minimum Wage (Increase in Development Rate for Young Workers) Regulations 2000—It was moved by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 4th May be approved; the motion was agreed to.

20. Code of Practice: Access to Workers during Recognition and Derecognition Ballots—It was moved by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville that the draft Code of Practice laid before the House on 8th May be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

21. Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 70)

The House was adjourned at seven minutes past midnight

in the morning of Tuesday 23rd May

till later the same day, half-past two o’clock in the afternoon.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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