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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Mercurii 8° Novembris 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Wakefield.

Judicial Business

1.  In re Norris (Respondent) (England)—The appeal of Teresa Wendy Norris was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 20th December next.

2.  Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police (Appellant) v. Khan (Respondent) (England)—The appeal of the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 20th December next.

3.  Uratemp Ventures Limited v. Collins (AP) (Appellant)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

4.  Odyssey RE (London) Limited and others (Respondents) v. OIC Run-off Limited (formerly The Orion Insurance Company plc) (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 15th December next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

5.  Smith (administrator of Cosslett (Contractors) Limited) (Appellant) v. Bridgend County Borough Council (Respondents)—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 29th November next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

6.  Newspaper Licensing Agency Limited (Original Appellants and Cross-respondents) v. Marks and Spencer plc (Original Respondents and Cross-appellants)—The petition of the original appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 20th December next (the agents for the cross-respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

Papers

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

    1.      Investment Protection—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Sierra Leone for the Promotion and Protection of Investments, together with an explanatory memorandum;      (4896)

    2.      Finance—Pre-Budget Report: Building Long-Term Prosperity for All.      (4917)

8.  Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 5) Order 2000.

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

    1.      Draft Charities (Most Honourable and Loyal Society of Ancient Britons (known as St. David’s School)) Order 2000, laid under the Charities Act 1993;      (—)

    2.      Crown Court (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2000, laid under the Supreme Court Act 1981;      (2987)

    3.      Collective Conditional Fee Agreements Regulations 2000, laid under the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990;      (2988)

    4.      (i)      Yugoslavia (Prohibition of Flights) (No. 2) (Revocation) Regulations 2000;      (2981)

      (ii)      Cattle (Identification of Older Animals) Regulations 2000;      (2976)

      (iii)      Potatoes Originating in Egypt (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2000;      (2963)

      (iv)      Dairy Produce Quotas (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2000;      (2977)

    laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

    5.      Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Taxis) (Carrying of Guide Dogs etc.) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;      (2990)

    6.      Social Fund Winter Fuel Payment (Temporary Increase) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.      (2997)

Private Business

10.  Colchester Borough Council Bill [HL]—A message was brought from the Commons that they concur with the resolution of this House of 6th November.

Public Business

11.  Parliament Acts (Amendment) Bill [HL]—A bill to confirm the Parliament Act 1949 and other Acts; and to amend the Parliament Act 1911, was presented by the Lord Donaldson of Lymington, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 126)

12.  Parliament Acts (Amendment) Bill [HL]—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 126-EN)

13.  Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill—The bill was read a third time; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 1); an amendment was moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

14.  Police (Northern Ireland) Bill—The report was received; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 2 to 6); amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 127)

15.  Trustee Bill [HL]—The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to.

The House was adjourned at thirteen minutes before midnight

till tomorrow, three o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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