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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Mercurii 24° Maii 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Hereford.

1. Lord Mitchell—Parry Andrew Mitchell Esquire, having been created Baron Mitchell, of Hampstead in the London Borough of Camden, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 10th May 2000, was introduced between the Baroness Jay of Paddington and the Lord Levy, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

2. Lord Fyfe of Fairfield—George Lennox Fyfe Esquire, having been created Baron Fyfe of Fairfield, of Sauchie in Clackmannanshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 16th May 2000, was introduced between the Lord Graham of Edmonton and the Lord Carter, 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. Regina v. P and others (Appellants) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))—Upon report from the Appellate Committee, it was ordered that section 37 of the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 shall apply to this appeal in the same terms as set out in the Order of the Court of Appeal of 16th May 2000.

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

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

    (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 30th May next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

6. Hallam and another (Appellants) v. Cheltenham Borough Council and others (Respondents)—It was ordered that the appellants be allowed to prosecute the appeal without giving the usual security for costs as required by Standing Order.

7. Appeal Committee—The 49th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Regina v. Department of Health (Petitioners) ex parte Source Informatics Limited (Respondents) and others—That the petition be referred for hearing.

    Regina v. Commissioners of Inland Revenue (Petitioners) ex parte Newfields Developments Limited (Respondents)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 7th June next.

    Crane Co. (Petitioners) v. Wittenborg A/S (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be refused.

    Hyde Park Residence Limited (Petitioners) v. Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions and others (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for his 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.

    Rank Enterprises Limited and others (Respondents) v. Gerard (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.

    Chailease Finance Corporation (Respondents) v. Credit Agricole Indosuez (Petitioners)—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.

    Homes and another (Petitioners) v. Smith and another (Respondents)—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.

Papers

8. Command Paper—The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Bank of England—Bank of England Annual Report 2000.      (—)

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

    1. (i)      Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment Regulations 2000—      (1366)

      (ii) Social Security Revaluation of Earnings Factors Order 2000—      (1365)

    laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;

    2. Horse Racing (Charges on Bookmakers) Order (Northern Ireland) 2000, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000;      (—)

    3. Immigration (Transit Visa) (Amendment) Order 2000, laid under the Immigration (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1987;      (1381)

    4. (i)      GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Sutton) Designation Order 2000—      (1375)

      (ii) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Richmond upon Thames) Designation Order 2000—      (1373)

      (iii) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Waltham Forest) Designation Order 2000—      (1377)

      (iv) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Islington) Designation Order 2000—      (1371)

      (v) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Southwark) Designation Order 2000—      (1374)

      (vi) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Redbridge) Designation Order 2000—      (1372)

      (vii) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Tower Hamlets) Designation Order 2000—      (1376)

      (viii) GLA Side Roads (City of Westminster) Designation Order 2000—      (1379)

      (ix) GLA Side Roads (London Borough of Wandsworth) Designation Order 2000—      (1378)

    laid under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 2000;

    5. College of Guidance Studies Higher Education Corporation (Dissolution) Order 2000, laid under the Education Reform Act 1988;      (1383)

    6. Burma (Sale, Supply and Export of Goods) (Penalties) Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.      (1408)

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

    1. Fourth Report for Session 1999-2000 of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, laid under the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967;

    2. Report for 1999 of the British Board of Film Classification, laid under the Video Recordings Act 1984;

    3. Accounts for August 1998 to July 1999 of the General Chiropractic Council, laid under the Chiropractic Act 1994;

    4. Report for 1999 of the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets, laid under the Gas Act 1986.

Select Committee Report

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

    17th Report, on the following bills:

      Postal Services Bill;

      Utilities Bill;

      Horserace Totalisator Board Bill [HL];

      Street Works Bill [HL]. (HL Paper 72)

Public Business

12. Stock exchanges (Short debate)—It was moved by the Lord Lamont of Lerwick that there be laid before the House papers relating to the merging of the London and Frankfurt stock exchanges, and the consequences for companies and investors, including pension funds, if shares have to be denominated in euros; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

13. Civil service (Short debate)—It was moved by the Lord Campbell of Croy that there be laid before the House papers relating to the continuing need for a professional civil service and the role of special advisers and information officers; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

14. Suspension of Hospital Medical Practitioners Bill [HL]—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 76)

15. Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Functions) Order 2000—It was moved by the Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale that the draft Order laid before the House on 8th May be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

16. Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2000—It was moved by the Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale that the draft Order laid before the House on 8th May be approved; the motion was agreed to.

17. Development Commission (Dissolution) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord Whitty that the draft Order laid before the House on 12th April be approved; the motion was agreed to.

18. Greater London Authority (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord Whitty that the draft Order laid before the House on 19th April be approved; the motion was agreed to.

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

till tomorrow, eleven o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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