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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 13° Novembris 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Birmingham.

Judicial Business

1. Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police (Appellant) v. Khan (Respondent)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

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

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

4. 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 22nd December 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 (lodged 9th November).

5. 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 22nd December next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 10th November).

6. Invervale Limited (Appellants) v. Wimpey Homes Holdings Limited (Respondents) (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 29th November next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 8th November).

7. Spectrum Shopping Centres Limited (formerly Highland and Universal Properties Limited) (Respondents) v. Safeway Properties Limited (Appellants) (Scotland)—It was ordered that the appeal be dismissed in accordance with Standing Order VI (1), the appellants having failed to lodge the Statement and the Appendix thereto by 10th November; and that there be no order as to costs.

Papers

8. Instrument withdrawn—The following instrument, laid before the House on 8th November, was withdrawn:

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

9. Command Papers—The following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on 10th November, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Science and Technology—Handbook of Science, Engineering and Technology Indicators;      (4902)

    2. Animals—European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals used for Experimental and other Scientific Purposes.      (4906)

10. Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)—The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 10th November, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1. Judicial Pensions (Implementation of Pension Credits) Regulations 2000, laid under the Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993;      (2983)

    2. (i)      Judicial Pensions (Specification of Alternative Scheme) Regulations 2000;      (2984)

      (ii) Judicial Pensions Act 1981 (Amendment) Regulations 2000;      (2985)

      (iii) Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 (Amendment) Regulations 2000;      (2986)

      (iv) Pension Sharing (Contracting-out) (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2000;      (2975)

      (v) Sheriffs’ Pensions (Scotland) Act 1961 (Amendment) Regulations 2000;      (3032)

    laid under the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999;

    3. National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2000, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;      (3029)

    4. Medicines (Products for Human Use—Fees) Amendment Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;      (3031)

    5. (i)      Teachers’ Pensions (Sharing of Pensions on Divorce or Annulment) Regulations 2000;      (3028)

      (ii) Local Government Pension Scheme (Pension Sharing on Divorce) Regulations 2000;      (3025)

    laid under the Superannuation Act 1972.

11. 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.

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

    1. Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2000, laid under the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997;      (3030)

    2. Medical Act 1983 (Provisional Registration) Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;      (3041)

    3. Medical Act 1983 (Approved Medical Practices and Conditions of Residence) and National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;      (3040)

    4. Asylum Support (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.      (3053)

13. 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 Police Complaints Authority, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Police Act 1996;

    2. Foreword and Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Millennium Commission, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993;

    3. Statutory Return for 1999-2000 by the Export Credits Guarantee Department concerning commitments under the Export and Investments Guarantees Act 1991, laid under that Act.

Public Business

14. Procedure of the House—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the 4th Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 113) be agreed to; the motion was agreed to.

15. Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill—The bill was read a third time and, after debate, passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

16. Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to (see division lists 1 and 2); amendments were agreed to; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 3); amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 128)

The House was adjourned at ten minutes before eleven o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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