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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 10° Julii 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

Judicial Business

1. Islam and another (A.P.) (Appellants) and another v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent) (On Appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division)—

2. Islam and another and another (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent) (On Appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division)—

    The petition of the appellants praying that the appeals be conjoined, that they be allowed to lodge one statement and separate cases and one appendix in respect of the two appeals and be separately represented and that the respondent have leave to lodge one case in respect of the two appeals (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

3. Warsame and another (Respondents) v. Mayor etc. of the London Borough of Hounslow (Appellants)—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 28th 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.

4. Portman Building Society (Respondents) v. Bevan Ashford (a firm) (Petitioners) and others—Upon application by the petitioners (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto), it was ordered that the petitioners do pay to the respondents the costs of the petition, the amount thereof to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

5. Molins plc (Respondents) v. G D SpA (Petitioners)—Upon application by the petitioners (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto), it was ordered that the petition be withdrawn and that there be no order as to costs.

6. Banner Homes Group plc (Respondents) v. Luff Developments Limited and others (Petitioners)—Upon application by the petitioners (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto), it was ordered that the petition be withdrawn and that there be no order as to costs.

7. Appeal Committee—The following Orders were made pursuant to the 51st Report:

    Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Daly (A.P.) (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 24th July next.

    Humphreys and others (Respondents) v. Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford (Petitioners)—That the petition be referred for hearing.

    Monsanto plc (Respondents) v. Tilly and others (Petitioners) and others and one other action—That the petition be referred for hearing.

8. Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 52nd Report:

    Regina v. Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions and another (Petitioners) ex parte Spath Holme Limited (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be given on terms that the petitioners do pay the respondents’ costs before this House in any event, that the petitioners do not seek to disturb the Order for costs made in the Court of Appeal; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 24th July next.

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. Energy—Energy Charter Treaty and Energy Charter Protocol on Energy Efficiency and Related Environmental Aspects;      (4761)

    2. Crime—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Australia concerning the Investigation, Restraint and Confiscation of the Proceeds and Instruments of Crime.      (4760)

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

    1. (i)      Beet Seeds (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000—      (1791)

      (ii) Cereal Seeds (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000—      (1793)

      (iii) Fodder Plant Seeds (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000—      (1792)

      (iv) Oil and Fibre Plant Seeds (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000—      (1789)

      (v) Seed Potatoes (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000—      (1788)

      (vi) Vegetable Seeds (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000—      (1790)

    laid under the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964;

    2. (i)      Legal Aid (Notification of Very High Cost Cases) Regulations 2000—      (1801)

      (ii) Legal Aid in Criminal and Care Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) Regulations 2000—      (1802)

    laid under the Legal Aid Act 1988;

    3. (i)      Royal Marines Terms of Service (Amendment) Regulations 2000—      (1772)

      (ii) Royal Navy Terms of Service (Ratings) (Amendment) Regulations 2000—      (1771)

    laid under the Armed Forces Act 1966;

    4. Motor Cars (Driving Instruction) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988;      (1805)

    5. Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (Extension of Group A Offences) Order 2000, laid under the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996.      (—)

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

    1. 7th Report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration: Investigation into delays in making payments under the Arable Area Payments Scheme, laid under the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967;

    2. Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Museums and Galleries Commission, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Museums and Galleries Act 1992;

    3. Account for 1998-99 of CfBT/Lambeth Education Action Zone, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;

    4. Account for 1999-2000 of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992;

    5. Report for 1999-2000 of the Legal Services Ombudsman: Demanding Progress, laid under the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990.

Select Committee Report

12. Science and Technology—It was ordered that the evidence taken by Sub-Committee I (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) on 16th May be printed. (HL Paper 48-xii)

Public Business

13. Sea Fishing Grants (Charges) Bill—The order of commitment was discharged.

14. Transport Bill—The House again 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 161 stood part.

The House was adjourned at twenty-eight minutes before midnight

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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