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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 15° Junii 2000

The House met at two o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Birmingham.

Judicial Business

1. Goodes (A.P.) (Respondent) v. East Sussex County Council (Appellants)—The Report from the Appellate Committee was agreed to; it was ordered and adjudged that the Order of the Court of Appeal of 21st December 1998 be set aside and that the Order of Judge Hargrove QC of 28th January 1998 be restored; that the costs of the appellants in the Court of Appeal and before this House be paid out of the Legal Aid Fund in accordance with Section 18 of the Legal Aid Act 1988, such order to be suspended for four weeks to allow the Legal Aid Board to object if they wish; and that the costs of the respondent in this House be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988.

2. In re Burke (A.P.) (Appellant) (On Appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division)—The Report from the Appellate Committee was agreed to; it was ordered and adjudged that the Order of the Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division of 16th March 1999 be affirmed and the appeal dismissed; and that there be no order as to costs save that the costs of the appellant in this House be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988.

3. Cocker (Petitioner) v. Tofield Swann and Smythe (Respondents)—The petition of Christine Cocker praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 7th June).

4. Chelsea Yacht and Boat Company Limited (Respondents) v. Pope (A.P.) (Petitioner)—The petition of Justin Pope praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s legal aid certificate was lodged.

5. Appeal Committee—The 52nd Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

    In re Williamson (Petitioner) (Northern Ireland)—That leave to appeal be refused.

6. Appeal Committee—The 53rd Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    In re Oshin (Petitioner) (application for a writ of habeas Corpus)—That leave to appeal be refused.

    Regina v. Manchester Crown Court ex parte D (Respondent)—That the respondent be invited to lodge objections by 29th June next.

    Regina v. Manchester Crown Court ex parte H (Respondent)—That the respondent be invited to lodge objections by 29th June next.

    McDade (Petitioner) v. Masons (a firm) (Respondents)—That the petition be dismissed as inadmissible.

    Regina v. Martin (Petitioner) (2000)—That leave to appeal be refused.

    Regina v. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Respondents) ex parte Astonquest Limited (Petitioners)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 29th June next.

    Regina v. Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions and another (Petitioners) ex parte Spath Holme Limited (Respondents)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 29th June next.

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

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

7. Leave of Absence—Leave of absence was granted to the Lord Chancellor for tomorrow.

Papers

8. Instrument withdrawn—The following instrument, laid before the House on 14th June, was withdrawn:

    Draft Attorney General’s Salary Order 2000.

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

    1. Commercial Debts—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Pakistan concerning certain Commercial Debts;      (4729)

    2. Transport—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Hungary on International Road Transport;      (4731)

    3. Pollution—22nd Report from the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution on “Energy—the Changing Climate”.      (4749)

10. Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Draft Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000;

    2. Draft Attorney General’s Salary Order 2000.

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

    1. (i)      Eritrea and Ethiopia (United Nations Sanctions) (Channel Islands) Order 2000—      (1559)

      (ii) Eritrea and Ethiopia (United Nations Sanctions) (Isle of Man) Order 2000—      (1558)

      (iii) Eritrea and Ethiopia (United Nations Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2000—      (1557)

      (iv) Eritrea and Ethiopia (United Nations Sanctions) Order 2000—      (1556)

    laid under the United Nations Act 1946;

    2. Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Broadcasting Standards Commission, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Broadcasting Act 1996;

    3. Report for 1998-99 of the Office of the Subsidence Adviser, laid under the Coal Industry Act 1994;

    4. Report for 1999 of the Insolvency Service, laid under the Insolvency Act 1986.

Public Business

12. European Parliamentary Elections Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Chancellor that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was referred to the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills.

13. Postal Services Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; the debate on amendment 69 was resumed; after further debate, the amendment was (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); 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 84)

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

14. Insolvency Bill [HL]—The bill was reported from a Grand Committee with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 85)

15. Television Licences (Disclosure of Information) Bill—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey 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.

16. Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Baroness Anelay of St Johns that the bill be now read a second time; the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

The House was adjourned at twenty-five minutes before nine o’clock

till tomorrow, eleven o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

APPENDIX

Insolvency Bill [HL]—The bill was considered in a Grand Committee; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; it was ordered that the bill be reported with amendments.

 
 
 
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