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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 29° Junii 2000

The House met at three o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.

Judicial Business

1. Regina v. Leeds Crown Court (Respondents) ex parte Wardle (A.P.) (Appellant) (On Appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division)—The appeal of Michael John Wardle was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto.

2. Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 51st Report:

    McGrath (Respondent) v. Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and another (Petitioners) (Northern Ireland)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 13th July next.

3. Appeal Committee—The 55th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

    UCB Home Loans Corporation Limited (Respondents) v. Moore and another (A.P.) (Appellant)—

    Barclays Bank plc (Respondents) v. Harris and another (A.P.) (Appellant)—

    National Westminster Bank plc (Respondents) v. Gill and Gill (A.P.) (Appellant)—

    Midland Bank plc (Respondents) v. Wallace and another (A.P.) (Appellant)—

    Royal Bank of Scotland (Respondents) v. Etridge (A.P.) (Appellant)—

    Loftus and others (Respondents) v. Etridge (A.P.) (Appellant) and another—

    (Conjoined Appeals)—

    That the petition of the Law Society that they might be heard or otherwise intervene in the said appeal be allowed to the extent that they may have leave to lodge written argument only.

4. Appeal Committee—The 56th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Pegasus Birds Limited (Petitioners) v. Commissioners of Customs and Excise (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.

    Smith (administrator of Cosslett (Contractors) Limited) (Petitioner) v. Bridgend County Borough Council (Respondents)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 13th July next.

    Palacegate Properties Limited (Petitioners) v. Receiver for the Metropolitan Police District (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be refused.

    Baker (Petitioner) v. London Borough of Waltham Forest and others (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.

    Victor Chandler International (Petitioners) v. Commissioners of Customs and Excise (Respondents) and others—That leave to appeal be refused.

    Storer (Respondent) v. BG plc (formerly British Gas plc) (Petitioners)—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.

    Regan (Petitioner) v. Taylor (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be refused.

Papers

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

    1. Civil Service—Civil Service Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2000;      (—)

    2. Children in Care—Learning the Lessons, Government Response to the Report of the Tribunal of Inquiry into the abuse of children in care in the former County Council areas of Gwynedd and Clwyd since 1974;      (4776)

    3. Health—Report by the Secretary of State for Health on the public consultation on proposals to amend the Medical Act 1983.      (—)

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

    1. Draft National Assembly of Wales (Transfer of Functions) (Variation) Order 2000;

    2. Draft National Assembly of Wales (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 2000;

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

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

    1. Financial Statements of the Duchy of Cornwall for 1999-2000, laid under the Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall (Accounts) Act 1838;

    2. Report for 1999 of the Director General of Fair Trading, laid under the Fair Trading Act 1973;

    3. Report and Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973;

    4. Chief Executive’s Statement and Accounts for 1998-99 of the Fisheries Research Services, laid under the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921.

Public Business

8. Transport Bill—It was moved by the Lord Carter, on behalf of the Lord Macdonald of Tradeston, that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to whom the Transport Bill has been recommitted that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 30

Schedules 1 and 2

Clauses 31 to 33

Schedule 3

Clauses 34 to 36

Schedule 4

Clause 37

Schedule 5

Clauses 38 to 63

Schedule 6

Clause 64

Schedule 7

Clauses 65 to 96

Schedule 8

Clauses 97 to 101

Schedule 9

Clauses 102 to 152

Schedule 10

Clauses 153 to 160

Schedule 11

Clauses 161 to 190

Schedule 12

Clauses 191 to 198

Schedule 13

Clauses 199 to 203

Schedule 14

Clauses 204 to 210

Schedule 15

Clauses 211 to 214

Schedule 16

Clause 215

Schedule 17

Clause 216

Schedule 18

Clause 217

Schedule 19

Clause 218

Schedule 20

Clause 219

Schedule 21

Clauses 220 to 226

Schedule 22

Clauses 227 and 228

Schedule 23

Clauses 229 and 230

Schedule 24

Clauses 231 to 238

Schedule 25

Clauses 239 to 248

Schedule 26

Clauses 249 and 250

Schedule 27

Clause 251

Schedule 28

Clauses 252 to 254

Schedule 29

Clauses 255 to 259

Schedule 30

Clauses 260 to 265;

    the motion was agreed to.

9. Utilities Bill—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clause 1

Schedule 1

Clause 2

Schedule 2

Clause 3

Schedule 3

Clauses 4 to 51

Schedule 4

Clause 52

Schedule 5

Clauses 53 to 107

Schedules 6 to 8

Clauses 108 and 109;

    the motion was agreed to.

10. Trustee Bill [HL]—The Queen’s and Prince of Wales’ consents were signified; the bill was read a third time; amendments were agreed to; then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

11. Postal Services Bill—The bill was considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 94)

12. Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill—A bill to prohibit the keeping of animals solely or primarily for slaughter for the value of their fur; to provide for the making of payments in respect of the related closure of certain businesses; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 95)

13. Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 95-EN)

14. Learning and Skills Bill [HL]—The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments and with a privilege amendment; it was ordered that the Commons amendments be printed. (HL Bill 97)

15. Limited Liability Partnerships Bill [HL]—The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments and with a privilege amendment; it was ordered that the Commons amendments be printed. (HL Bill 96)

16. Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 4) Order 2000—It was moved by the Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale that the draft Order laid before the House on 25th May be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

17. Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Restoration of Devolved Government) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton that the draft Order laid before the House on 5th June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

18. Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton that the draft Order laid before the House on 5th June be approved; the motion was agreed to.

19. Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Designation of Public Authorities) Order 2000—It was moved by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton that the draft Order laid before the House on 8th June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at nineteen minutes past eight o’clock

till tomorrow, eleven o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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