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Minutes and Order Paper - Minutes of Proceedings




Die Mercurii 15° Novembris 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Birmingham.

Judicial Business

1.  Scott (Petitioner) v. Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions and others (Respondents)—The petition of Richard Scott praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

2.  Regina v. K (Petitioner)—The petition of K 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.  Abdo and others (Petitioners) v. Entry Clearance Officer Sana’a (Respondent)—The certificate of public funding of Khadia Zaid was lodged.

4.  Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 78th Report:

    Abdo and others (Petitioners) v. Entry Clearance Officer Sana’a (Respondent)—That the costs of the petitioners be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999.


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

    Finance—Treasury Minute on the 27th and 29th-37th Reports from the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts.      (4901)

6.  Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Statement of Guarantee given by the Treasury in respect of temporary borrowing by the Audit Commission from Lloyds Bank plc, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1982.

Select Committee Reports

7.  Delegated Powers and Deregulation—The 34th Report from the Select Committee was made on the following bills:

      Parliament Acts (Amendment) Bill [HL];

      Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill—Government amendments for Report stage;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 120)

8.  Science and Technology—The 5th Report from the Select Committee, Air Travel and Health, was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed, together with the Minutes of Evidence. (HL Paper 121)

Private Business

9.  City of Newcastle upon Tyne Bill [HL]—A message was brought from the Commons, that they have made the following orders:

    That the promoters of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne Bill [Lords] shall have leave to suspend proceedings thereon in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament, provided that notice of their intention to do so is lodged in the Private Bill Office not later than the day before the close of the present session and that all fees due up to that date have been paid;

    That, if the bill is brought from the Lords in the next session, a declaration signed by the agent shall be deposited in the Private Bill Office, stating that the bill is the same in every respect as the bill brought from the Lords in the present session;

    That the Clerk in the Private Bill Office shall lay upon the Table of the House a certificate, that such a declaration has been deposited;

    That in the next session the bill shall be deemed to have passed through every stage through which it has passed in the present session, and shall be recorded in the Journal of the House as having passed those stages;

    That no further fees shall be charged to such stages.

Public Business

10.  Police (Northern Ireland) Bill—The bill was read a third time; amendments were agreed to; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 to 3); amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; then the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

11.  Criminal Justice and Courts Services Bill—The bill was returned from the Commons with certain amendments disagreed to with reasons; with certain amendments disagreed to but with amendments proposed in lieu thereof and with amendments to the words so restored to the bill; with other amendments agreed to with amendments and with consequential amendments to the bill; and with the remaining amendments agreed to; the Commons reasons and amendments were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 130)

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

till tomorrow, three o’clock.


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