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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Mercurii 21° Junii 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford.

Judicial Business

1. Caledonia North Sea Limited (Respondents) v. British Telecommunications plc (Appellants) (Scotland)—

2. Caledonia North Sea Limited (Respondents) v. Kelvin International Services Limited (formerly Kelvin Catering Limited) (Appellants) (Scotland)—

3. Caledonia North Sea Limited (Respondents) v. London Bridge Engineering Limited (Appellants) (Scotland)—

4. Caledonia North Sea Limited (Respondents) v. Norton (No.2) Limited (in liquidation) (Appellants) (Scotland)—

5. Caledonia North Sea Limited (Respondents) v. Pickup No.7 Limited (formerly Northern Industrial & Marine Services Company Limited) (Appellants) (Scotland)—

6. Caledonia North Sea Limited (Respondents) v. Stena Offshore Limited (Appellants) (Scotland)—

7. Caledonia North Sea Limited (Respondents) v. Wood Group Engineering Contractors Limited (Appellants) (Scotland)—

    (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 7th August next or to the third sitting day after the next ensuing meeting of the House (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

8. North Anderson Cars Limited (Appellants) v. Commissioners of Customs and Excise (Respondents) (Scotland)—The appeal was dismissed with costs in accordance with Standing Orders VI and XIII, the amount of such costs to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

Papers

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

    1. Social Security—Report by the Social Security Advisory Committee on the Draft Social Security Amendment (Students) Regulations 2000, together with a statement by the Secretary of State for Social Security;      (4739)

    2. Europol—Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of Europol, the members of its organs, the Deputy Directors and Employees of Europol.      (4733)

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

    1. Draft Data Protection (Miscellaneous Subject Access Exemptions) (Amendment) Order 2000;

    2. Draft Data Protection (Designated Codes of Practice) (No. 2) Order 2000;

    3. Draft Social Security Amendment (Students) Regulations 2000.

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

    Report and Financial Statement and Accounts for 1999 of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, laid under the Industrial Training Act 1982.

Public Business

12. House of Lords’ Offices—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the 5th Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 70) be agreed to; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

13. Utilities 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; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 and 2); the House was resumed.

14. Local Authority (Stocks and Bonds) (Amendment) Regulations 2000—

15. Uncertificated Securities (Amendment) Regulations 2000—

    It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 12th May be approved en bloc; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

16. Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 2000—It was moved by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean that the draft Order laid before the House on 4th May be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

17. Horticultural Development Council (Amendment) Order 2000—It was moved by the Baroness Hayman that the draft Order laid before the House on 18th May be approved; the motion was agreed to.

18. Royal Parks (Trading) 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.

19. Utilities 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; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 3); the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 89)

The House was adjourned at twenty minutes before midnight

till tomorrow, two o’clock for judicial business,

three o’clock for public business.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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