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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 13° Julii 2000

The House met at three o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

Judicial Business

1. Commissioners of Customs and Excise (Respondents) v. Sinclair Collis Limited (Appellants) (England)—The appeal of Sinclair Collis Limited was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 24th August next.

2. BP Exploration Operating Company Limited (Appellants) v. Chevron Shipping Company (Respondents) (Scotland)—The appeal of BP Exploration Operating Company Limited was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 24th August next.

3. BP Exploration Operating Company Limited (Appellants) v. Chevron Tankers (Bermuda) Limited (Respondents) (Scotland)—The appeal of BP Exploration Operating Company Limited was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 24th August next.

4. BP Exploration Operating Company Limited (Appellants) v. Chevron Transport Corporation (Respondents) (Scotland)—The appeal of BP Exploration Operating Company Limited was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 24th August next.

5. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) ex parte Adan (Respondent)—

6. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) ex parte Aitseguer (Respondent)—

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

7. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) ex parte Adan (Respondent)—

8. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) ex parte Aitseguer (Respondent)—

    (Conjoined Appeals)—

    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 3rd 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.

9. Humphreys and others (Respondents) v. Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford (Petitioners)—Upon application by the petitioners (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto), it was ordered that the petition be withdrawn and that the petitioners do pay to the first and second respondents the costs of the petition, the amount thereof to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

10. Arthur J S Hall & Co (Appellants) v. Simons (A.P.) (Respondent)—

11. Barratt (Respondent) v. Ansell and others (trading as Woolf Seddon (a firm)) (Appellants)—

12. Harris (A.P.) (Respondent) v. Scholfield Roberts & Hill (a firm) (Appellants) and others—

    (Conjoined Appeals)—

    The legal aid certificate of Dawn Harris was lodged.

13. Monsanto plc (Respondents) v. Tilly (F.C.) and others (Petitioners) and others and one other action—The petitioner’s funding code certificate was lodged.

14. Appeal Committee—The 61st Report was made; the Appeal Committee reported that they had met and had heard Counsel; the report was agreed to and the following Order was made—

    Monsanto plc (Respondents) v. Tilly (F.C.) and others (Petitioners) and others and one other action—That leave to appeal be refused and that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999.

Papers

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

    1. Government—Government Report for 1999-2000;      (—)

    2. Culture—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Macedonia on Co-operation in the Fields of Education, Science and Culture, together with an explanatory memorandum;      (4788)

    3. Law—Judicial Statistics (England and Wales) for 1999.      (4786)

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

    1. Education (School Government) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;      (1848)

    2. Relevant Functions (Payments to Authorities) (Amendment) Order 2000, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.      (1810)

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

    1. Report and Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency, laid under the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921;

    2. Report and Accounts for 1999-2000 of Waltham Forest Housing Action Trust, laid under the Housing Act 1988;

    3. (i)      Angola (United Nations Sanctions) (Amendment) Order 2000—      (1818)

      (ii) Eritrea and Ethiopia (United Nations Sanctions) (Channel Islands) (Amendment) Order 2000—      (1839)

      (iii) Sierra Leone (United Nations Sanctions) (Channel Islands) Order 2000—      (1840)

      (iv) Angola (United Nations Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2000—      (1819)

      (v) Eritrea and Ethiopia (United Nations Sanctions) (Amendment) Order 2000—      (1820)

      (vi) Eritrea and Ethiopia (United Nations Sanctions) (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 2000—      (1838)

      (vii) Sierra Leone (United Nations Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2000—      (1822)

      (viii) Angola (United Nations Sanctions) (Channel Islands) (Amendment) Order 2000—      (1837)

      (ix) Eritrea and Ethiopia (United Nations Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2000—      (1821)

      (x) Angola (United Nations Sanctions) (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 2000—      (1836)

    laid under the United Nations Act 1946;

    4. Report for 1999-2000 by the Legal Aid Board to the Lord Chancellor on the Operation of the Legal Aid Act 1988, laid under that Act.

Public Business

18. Her Majesty The Queen Mother—It was moved by the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Jay of Paddington) that an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty The Queen as follows—

    Most Gracious Sovereign,

      We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg leave to assure Your Majesty that this House looks forward eagerly to the hundredth Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, an occasion which the entire Nation will wish to celebrate:

      To convey to Your Majesty the admiration and the deep sense of affection that is felt for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, both by this House and by the British people and the Commonwealth, to whose service She has devoted so much of Her life:

      To express the hope that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother may long continue to enjoy good health and happiness:

      after debate, the motion was agreed to nemine dissentiente and it was ordered that the Address be presented to Her Majesty by the Captain of the Gentleman at Arms.

19. Her Majesty The Queen Mother—It was moved by the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Jay of Paddington) that a Message be conveyed to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother as follows—

    Your Majesty,

      We, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, warmly congratulate Your Majesty on Your Majesty’s forthcoming hundredth Birthday and express our gratitude for Your Majesty’s outstanding service to the Nation for over 64 years:

      We remember the courage of Your Majesty and His late Majesty King George VI during the last War and the inspiration You then provided:

      We thank Your Majesty for the immense joy You have given the British people and wish Your Majesty many happy returns:

      the motion was agreed to nemine dissentiente and it was ordered that the Message be presented to Her Majesty The Queen Mother by the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Jay of Paddington), the Lord Strathclyde, the Lord Boston of Faversham, the Lord Craig of Radley and the Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank.

20. Police (Northern Ireland) Bill—A bill to make provision about policing in Northern Ireland; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 102)

21. Police (Northern Ireland) Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 102-EN)

22. Care Standards Bill [HL]—The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments and a privilege amendment; it was ordered that the Commons amendments be printed. (HL Bill 103)

23. Royal Parks (Trading) Bill—The bill was read a third time and passed.

24. Television Licences (Disclosure of Information) Bill—The report was received.

25. Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); amendments were agreed to; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 104)

The House was adjourned at twenty-seven minutes past eight o’clock

till tomorrow, eleven o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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