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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 9° Octobris 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Hereford.

Judicial Business

1. Adams and another (FC) (Petitioners) v. Rhymney Valley District Council (Respondents)—The petition of William Russell Adams and Beverley Sian Adams praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioners’ certificates of public funding were lodged (lodged 21st August).

2. In re Weiss (Petitioner) (application for a writ of Habeas Corpus)—The petition of Peter Weiss praying for an extension of time within which the petition may be lodged and for leave to appeal in accordance with the Administration of Justice Act 1960 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

3. Zoan (Petitioner) v. Rouamba (Respondent)—Upon application by the petitioner (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto), it was ordered that the petition be withdrawn and that there be no order as to costs.

4. Regina v. Braintree District Council (Petitioners) ex parte Halls (A.P.) (Respondent)—The respondent’s legal aid certificate was lodged.

5. Appeal Committee—The 67th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Ashworth Frazer Limited (Respondents) v. Gloucester City Council (Petitioners)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 23rd October next.

    Mahomed and another (Petitioners) v. Morris and others (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d) and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Margulies (Petitioner) v. Margulies and others (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d) and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Regina v. Forbes (Petitioner)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 23rd October next.

    Sinochem International Oil (London) Co Limited (Petitioners) v. Mobil Sales and Supply Corporation (Respondents) and others—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 23rd October next.

    Regina v. Braintree District Council (Petitioners) ex parte Halls (A.P.) (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be refused; and that the costs of the respondent be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988.

    Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Turgut (A.P.) (Petitioner)—That the respondent be invited to lodge objections by 23rd October next.

    Farley (Petitioner) v. Skinner (Respondent)—That the respondent be invited to lodge objections by 23rd October next.

Papers

6. Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 68)—The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 6th October, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Personal Pension Schemes (Payments by Employers) Regulations 2000, laid under the Pensions Schemes Act 1993;      (2692)

    2. Social Security Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;      (2690)

    3. Chippenham, Lackham and Trowbridge Colleges (Dissolution) Order 2000, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992;      (2728)

    4. Education Transfer Council (Winding up) Regulations 2000, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.      (2729)

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

    1. (i)      Immigration Services Commissioner (Registration Fee) Order 2000—      (2735)

      (ii) Immigration Services Tribunal Rules 2000—      (2739)

    laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;

    2. Civil Courts (Amendment No. 2) Order 2000, laid under the Supreme Court Act 1981;      (2738)

    3. Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 10) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;      (2743)

    4. Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 10) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.      (2744)

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

    1. Immigration (Designation of Travel Bans) Order 2000, laid under the Immigration Act 1971;      (2724)

    2. Report for 1999-2000 of the Deer Commission for Scotland, laid under the Deer (Scotland) Act 1996;

    3. Report for 1999-2000 of the Sportscotland Lottery Fund, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

Public Business

9. Health Services Commissioners (Amendment) Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 75-EN)

10. Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill—The order of commitment of 19th July was discharged and the bill was committed to a Grand Committee.

11. Countryside and Rights of Way Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 1); the House was resumed.

12. Environmental Court—The Lord Brennan asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to establish a specialist Environmental Court for England and Wales; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Bach.

13. Countryside and Rights of Way Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 2 and 3); the House was resumed after amendment 370A.

The House was adjourned at ten minutes before midnight

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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