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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 2° Octobris 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bradford.

1. Leave of Absence—Leave of absence was granted to the Lord Chancellor for Thursday 5th October.

Judicial Business

2. King (Respondent) v. Bristow Helicopters Limited (Appellants) (Scotland)—The appeal of Bristow Helicopters Limited was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 13th November next.

3. Electro Hydraulic Technology Limited (Petitioners) v. Husco International Inc and others (Respondents)—The petition of Electro Hydraulic Technology Limited praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

4. Regina v. Lambert (Petitioner)—The petition of Steven Lambert, praying for an extension of time within which the petition may be lodged and for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968, was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

5. Chief Adjudication Officer (Respondent) v. Stafford and another (Appellant)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 27th September).

6. Caledonia North Sea Limited (Respondents) v. British Telecommunications plc (Appellants) (Scotland)—

7. Caledonia North Sea Limited (Respondents) v. Kelvin International Services Limited (formerly Kelvin Catering Limited) (Appellants) (Scotland)—

8. Caledonia North Sea Limited (Respondents) v. London Bridge Engineering Limited (Appellants) (Scotland)—

9. Caledonia North Sea Limited (Respondents) v. Norton (No.2) Limited (in liquidation) (Appellants) (Scotland)—

10. Caledonia North Sea Limited (Respondents) v. Pickup No.7 Limited (formerly Northern Industrial & Marine Services Company Limited) (Appellants) (Scotland)—

11. Caledonia North Sea Limited (Respondents) v. Stena Offshore Limited (Appellants) (Scotland)—

12. Caledonia North Sea Limited (Respondents) v. Wood Group Engineering Contractors Limited (Appellants) (Scotland)—

    (Consolidated Appeals)—

    The appeals were set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 28th September).

13. Aneco Reinsurance Underwriting Limited (in liquidation) (a body incorporated under the laws of Bermuda) (Respondents) v. Johnson & Higgins Limited (Appellants)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 29th September).

14. Regina v. Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (Respondent) ex parte Eastaway (Appellant)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 29th September).

15. BP Exploration Operating Company Limited (Appellants) v. Chevron Shipping Company (Respondents) (Scotland)—

16. BP Exploration Operating Company Limited (Appellants) v. Chevron Tankers (Bermuda) Limited (Respondents) (Scotland)—

17. BP Exploration Operating Company Limited (Appellants) v. Chevron Transport Corporation (Respondents) (Scotland)—

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

18. Boukssid (A.P.) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)—The petition of the appellant was presented praying that the appeal be withdrawn on the terms agreed between the parties (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) and that the costs of the appellant be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988; and it was ordered as prayed.

19. Regina v. Manchester Crown Court ex parte D (F.C.) (Respondent)—It was ordered that the costs of the respondent be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999.

20. Regina v. Manchester Crown Court ex parte H (F.C.) (Respondent)—It was ordered that the costs of the respondent be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999.

21. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Daly (A.P.) (Appellant)—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 10th November next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 26th September).

22. McGrath (Respondent) v. Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and another (Appellants) (Northern Ireland)—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 10th November next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 27th September).

23. Regina v. Commissioners of Inland Revenue (Appellants) ex parte Newfields Developments Limited (Respondents)—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 10th November next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 26th September).

24. Cantwell (Respondent) v. Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (Appellants) (Scotland)—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 10th November next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 25th September).

25. Kenyon-Brown (Respondent) v. Desmond Banks & Co (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 3rd November next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 29th September).

26. National Westminster Bank plc (Respondents) v. Amin (executrix of the estate of Mohammed Amin) and another (A.P.) (Appellant)—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 20th October next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 29th September).

27. Spectrum Shopping Centres Limited (formerly Highland and Universal Properties Limited) (Respondents) v. Safeway Properties Limited (Appellants) (Scotland)—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 10th November next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 27th September).

28. BP Exploration Operating Company Limited (Appellants) v. Chevron Shipping Company (Respondents) (Scotland)—

29. BP Exploration Operating Company Limited (Appellants) v. Chevron Tankers (Bermuda) Limited (Respondents) (Scotland)—

30. BP Exploration Operating Company Limited (Appellants) v. Chevron Transport Corporation (Respondents) (Scotland)—

    (Conjoined Appeals)—

    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 10th November next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 28th September).

31. Benn (Petitioner) v. Moore (Respondent)—Upon application by the petitioner (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto), it was ordered that the petition be withdrawn and that the petitioner do pay to the respondent his costs in this House the amount thereof to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

32. Regina v. Leicester City Council and others (Respondents) ex parte PowerGen UK plc (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.

Papers

33. Command Paper—The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Human Rights— Report by the Law Commission on Damages under the Human Rights Act 1998.      (4853)

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

    1. Railways (Safety Case) Regulations 2000, laid under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974;      (2688)

    2. Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ships on Domestic Voyages) Regulations 2000, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995;      (2687)

    3. Liquid and Gaseous Fuel (Designated Filling Stations and Fuel Depots) (No. 5) (Revocation) Order 2000, laid under the Energy Act 1976;      (2676)

    4. Children (Allocation of Proceedings) (Amendment) Order 2000, laid under the Children Act 1989.      (2670)

Public Business

35. Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 and 2); amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed.

36. Human rights in Burma—The Lord Alton of Liverpool asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider measures to bring to justice those responsible for genocide and abuses of human rights in Burma; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal.

37. Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 3); amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed after clause 25 stood part.

The House was adjourned at three minutes past eleven o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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