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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 18° Julii 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Derby.

1. Lord Scott of Foscote—The Right Honourable Sir Richard Rashleigh Folliott Scott, Knight, Vice-Chancellor, having been appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and created Baron Scott of Foscote, of Foscote in the County of Buckinghamshire, for life by Letters Patent dated 17th July 2000, was introduced between the Lord Browne-Wilkinson and the Lord Woolf, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Norroy and Ulster King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

Judicial Business

2. Regina v. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Respondents) ex parte Astonquest Limited (Appellants) (England)—The appeal of Astonquest Limited was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 29th August next.

3. Shanning International Limited (in liquidation) (Respondents) and others (Petitioners) v. Rasheed Bank (Respondents) and others—The petition of Lloyds TSB Bank plc praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 22nd June).

4. Carter (Petitioner) and others v. Gamlens (a firm) (Respondents)—The petition of Michael John Carter praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

5. Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 54th Report:

    Uratemp Ventures Limited (Respondents) v. Collins (A.P.) (Petitioner) and one other action—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 1st August next.

6. Appeal Committee—The 63rd Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following order was made—

    Twinsectra Limited (Respondents) v. Yardley and others (Appellants) (First Appeal)—

    Twinsectra Limited (Respondents) v. Yardley and others (Appellants) (Second Appeal)—

    (Conjoined Appeals)—

    That petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended be allowed; and that the statement and appendix be lodged forthwith.

Papers

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

    Public Expenditure—

      (i) Spending Review 2000—New Public Spending Plans 2001-04;      (4807)

      (ii) Provisional Outturn for 1999-2000.      (4812)

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

    1. (i)      Magistrates’ Courts (Extradition) (Amendment) Rules 2000—      (1872)

      (ii) Youth Courts and Family Proceedings Courts (Constitution) (Amendment) Rules 2000—      (1873)

      (iii) Maintenance Orders (Facilities for Enforcement) (Amendment) Rules 2000—      (1875)

    laid under the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980;

    2. (i)      Legal Aid in Criminal and Care Proceedings (General) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2000—      (1876)

      (ii) Legal Aid in Criminal and Care Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2000—      (1877)

    laid under the Legal Aid Act 1988;

    3. General Medical Council (Legal Assessors) (Amendment) Rules 2000, laid under the Medical Act 1983.      (1881)

9. 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 of the Animal Procedures Committee, laid under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986;

    2. (i)      Report for 1999-2000 of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council—

      (ii) Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council, together with the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

    laid under the Science and Technology Act 1965;

    3. Report and Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Horserace Betting Levy Board and Horserace Totalisator Board, laid under the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963;

    4. Report for 1999-2000 of the National Museums of Scotland, laid under the National Heritage (Scotland) Act 1985;

    5. Accounts for 1999-2000 of the English Tourist Board, together with the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Development of Tourism Act 1969;

    6. Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Development Commission, together with the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1983;

    7. Report and Accounts for 1999-2000 of the NHS Estates, together with the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973;

    8. Report and Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Army Technical Support Agency, laid under the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921;

    9. Report for 1999-2000 of the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority, laid under the Pensions Act 1995;

    10. Report for 1999-2000 of the Crown Prosecution Service, laid under the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985.

Select Committee Reports

10. Statutory Instruments—The 26th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments; it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 91)

11. European Union—The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:

    The 2000 Inter-Governmental Conference, together with the Minutes of Evidence; (11th Report-HL Paper 92)

    Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Member States of the European Union—the Final Stages; (12th Report-HL Paper 93)

    Government Responses, July 1999-May 2000. (13th Report-HL Paper 94)

Public Business

12. Business of the House—It was moved by the Baroness Jay of Paddington that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with to allow the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill to be taken through its remaining stages tomorrow; the motion was agreed to.

13. Learning and Skills Bill [HL]—The Commons amendments were considered; certain Commons amendments were agreed to; amendments to Commons amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment in lieu of a Commons amendment was disagreed to (see division list 1); then the Commons amendment was agreed to; an amendment to a Commons amendment was agreed to; an amendment to the same Commons amendment was disagreed to (see division list 2); then the Commons amendment was agreed to; an amendment to a further Commons amendment was agreed to; an amendment to the same Commons amendment was moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; then the Commons amendment was agreed to; then the remaining Commons amendments were agreed to and the privilege amendment was agreed to; the bill was returned to the Commons with amendments.

14. Football (Disorder) Bill—A bill to make further provision for the purpose of preventing violence or disorder at or in connection with association football matches; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 105)

15. Football (Disorder) Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 105-EN)

16. Care Standards Bill [HL]—The Commons amendments were considered; certain Commons amendments were agreed to; an amendment to the motion that the House do agree with a Commons amendment was disagreed to (see division list 3); then the Commons amendment was agreed to; the remaining Commons amendments were agreed to and the privilege amendment was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at ten minutes past midnight

in the morning of Wednesday 19th July

till later the same day, half-past two o’clock in the afternoon.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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