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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 19° Junii 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford.

Judicial Business

1. Heaton and others (Respondents) v. Axa Equity & Law Life Assurance Society plc and others (Petitioners) and others—The petition of Axa Equity & Law Life Assurance Society plc and Axa Equity & Law Unit Trust Managers Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

2. Khalili (Respondent) v. Bennett and others (Petitioners) and one other action—The petition of Christopher Bennett, Clive Wolman, Jonathan Holborow (in the first action), Gervaise Webb, Deirdre Mooney and Stewart Steven (in the other action) and Associated Newspapers Limited (in both actions) praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

3. Cantwell (Respondent) v. Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (Appellants) (Scotland)—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 31st July next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

Papers

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

    1. Draft European Court of Human Rights (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2000;

    2. Draft International Seabed Authority (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2000;

    3. Draft Welfare of Farmed Animals Regulations 2000;

    4. Draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Sheep.

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

    1. United Kingdom Transplant Support Service Authority (Establishment and Constitution) Amendment Order 2000, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;      (1621)

    2. Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Amendment Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.      (1588)

Public Business

6. Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); an amendment was moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed for a statement; the House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was agreed to; the House was resumed.

7. Crohn’s disease—The Lord Greenway asked Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to prevent the spread of Crohn’s disease; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Burlison.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

8. Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed after clause 24 stood part.

The House was adjourned at two minutes before midnight

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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