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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 26° Junii 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.

1. Leave of Absence—Leave of absence was granted to the Lord Chancellor for Tuesday 27th and Friday 30th June.

Judicial Business

2. Regina v. Z (Respondent) (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 3rd December 1999.

3. Nabadda and another and another (A.P.) (Petitioner) and another v. City of Westminster and others (Respondents)—The petition of Susanna Annika Terho praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s legal aid certificate was lodged.

4. Cartonneries de Thulin SA (a Belgian body corporate) (Petitioners) v. CTP White Knight Limited (formerly White Knight Products Limited) (Respondents)—The petition of Cartonneries de Thulin SA praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

5. Sidhu (Petitioner) v. Aerospace Composite Technology Limited (Respondents)—The petition of Harbhajan Singh Sidhu praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

6. Regina v. International Society of Professional Aromatherapists (Respondents) ex parte Casini (Petitioner)—The petition of Silvana Mary Casini praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

7. Regina v. Sheffield City Council (Respondents) ex parte Low (Petitioner)—The petition of Thomas Low praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

8. Killick and another and others (Respondents) v. Rendall (sued on his own behalf and on behalf of those Lloyd’s Syndicates listed in the schedule to the writ of summons) (Petitioner)—The petition of William Rendall praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

9. Kuddus (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Chief Constable of Leicestershire Constabulary (Respondent)—The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 9th August next or to the third sitting day after the next ensuing meeting of the House (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

Papers

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

    1. Works of Art—Minute of 22nd June concerning the indemnification of Works of Art lent to the British Council for exhibitions to be held overseas in the second half of 2000-2001;      (—)

    2. Global Cultural Diversity Congress—Review by Mr Gurbux Singh of events leading up to the cancellation of the Global Diversity Congress, including possible implications for corporate governance of the Commission for Racial Equality;      (—)

    3. Air Services—

      (i) Protocol relating to an Amendment to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago) 1944;      (4743)

      (ii) Agreement between the United Kingdom and Mongolia concerning Air Services;      (4742)

    4. Medicine—Report on the public consultation on proposals to amend the Medical Act 1983.      (—)

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

    1. Draft Code of Practice on Industrial Action Ballots and Notice to Employers;

    2. Draft Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) Order 2000.

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

    1. Patents (Convention Countries) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2000, laid under the Patents Act 1977;      (1560)

    2. Statute made by the University of Oxford on 8th March, laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923;      (—)

    3. Air Navigation Order 2000, laid under the Civil Aviation Act 1982;      (1562)

    4. Housing (Right to Acquire) (Discount) Order 2000, laid under the Housing Act 1996.      (1622)

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

    Review for 2000 of the Broadcasting Standards Commission: Maintaining Values in Changing Times, laid under the Broadcasting Act 2000.

Select Committee Reports

14. Science and Technology—It was ordered that the evidence taken by Sub-Committee I (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) on 2nd May be printed. (HL Paper 48-x)

15. Liaison—The Third Report from the Select Committee was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 81)

Public Business

16. Countryside and Rights of Way Bill—It was moved by the Lord Whitty 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.

The House was adjourned at sixteen minutes past eleven o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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