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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 6° Julii 2000

The House met at two o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Blackburn.

Judicial Business

1. Berkeley (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Environment and others (Respondents)—The Report from the Appellate Committee was agreed to; it was ordered and adjudged that the Order of the Court of Appeal of 12th February 1998 and the Order of Mr Justice Tucker of 26th March 1997 be set aside; that the decision of the respondent Secretary of State for the Environment of 15th August 1996 be quashed; and that the first respondent do pay to the appellant her costs before Mr Justice Tucker, in the Court of Appeal and before this House, the amount of such last-mentioned costs to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

2. Horvath (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)—The Report from the Appellate Committee was agreed to; it was ordered and adjudged that the Order of the Court of Appeal of 2nd December 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. Chief Adjudication Officer (Respondent) v. Stafford and another (Appellant)—The petition of the appellant, praying that the appeal be restored and that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 17th 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.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Papers

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

    1. Wales—Resource Accounts for April-June 1999 of the Welsh Office;      (—)

    2. Prisons—Report for 1999-2000 of the Prisons Ombudsman.      (4730)

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

    1. Health Service Medicines (Control of Prices of Specified Generic Medicines) Regulations 2000, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;      (1763)

    2. Hendon College (Dissolution) Order 2000, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992;      (1751)

    3. Education (Funding for Teacher Training) Designation (No. 2) Order 2000, laid under the Education Act 1994.      (1750)

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

    1. Report for 1999-2000 of the Financial Services Authority, laid under the Financial Services Act 1986;

    2. Report for 1999-2000 by the Secretaries of State for Trade and Industry in Scotland and Wales, the First Minister of the Scottish Parliament and the First Secretary of the National Assembly for Wales, laid under the Industrial Development Act 1982;

    3. Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Scottish Tourist Board, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Development of Tourism Act 1969.

Private Business

7. London Local Authorities Bill [HL]—The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments; the amendments were considered and agreed to.

Public Business

8. Transport Bill—The House resolved itself into a Committee (on Re-commitment) upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); the House was resumed after clause 106 stood part.

9. Local Government 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 101)

The House was adjourned at eleven o’clock

till tomorrow, eleven o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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