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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 20° Novembris 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chichester.

Judicial Business

1.  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 22nd December next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 10th November).

2.  Regina v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Appellant) ex parte Kebeline (AP) and others (Respondents) (On Appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division)—The first respondent’s legal aid certificate was lodged.

3.  Krasner (the trustee in bankruptcy of John William Alexander Dennison) (Respondent) v. Dennison (AP) (Petitioner) and others—The petitioner’s legal aid certificate was lodged.

4.  Appeal Committee—The 80th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Lee (Petitioner) v. Senior Psychiatrist (Respondent)—That the petition be dismissed as inadmissible.

    Kahn and another (Petitioners) v. Commissioners of Inland Revenue (Respondents)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 4th December next.

    Director General of Fair Trading (Respondent) v. First National Bank plc (Petitioners)—That the respondent be invited to lodge objections by 4th December next.

    Perceval-Price and others (Respondents) v. Department of Economic Development (Petitioners) and others and others (Petitioners) and others (Northern Ireland)—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.

    Chelsea Yacht and Boat Company Limited (Respondents) v. Pope (AP) (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(c) and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Heaton and others (Respondents) v. Axa Equity & Law Life Assurance Society plc and others (Petitioners) and others—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 4th December next.

Papers

5.  Command Papers—The following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on the dates shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.      Science and Technology—Government Response to the 6th Report of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on Cancer Research: a Fresh Look; (17th November)      (4928)

    2.      Environment—Climate Change: the UK Programme; (17th November)      (4913)

    3.      Atomic Energy—South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty with Protocols 1, 2 and 3; (20th November)      (4924)

6.  Statutory Instrument (Standing Order 70)—The following negative instrument, having been laid before the House on 17th November, was ordered to lie on the Table:

    Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (Electronic Communications) (England) Order 2000, laid under the Electronic Communications Act 2000.      (3056)

7.  Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.      Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Agreement between the European Community and its Member States and the Swiss Confederation on the Free Movement of Persons) Order 2000;

    2.      Draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000.

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

    1.      Education (Grants for Disabled Postgraduate Students) Regulations 2000 (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Education Act 1998;      (3087)

    2.      Pension Sharing (Excepted Schemes) Order 2000, laid under the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999.      (3088)

Public Business

9.  Insolvency Bill [HL]—The bill was returned from the Commons on Friday 17th November agreed to with amendments; the Commons amendments were printed pursuant to Standing Order 50. (HL Bill 133)

10.  Disqualifications Bill—The report was received; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was agreed to (see division list 1); amendments were agreed to; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 134)

11.  Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill—The report was received; amendments were agreed to; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 2 to 4); amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; further consideration on report was adjourned.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

12.  Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 5); further consideration on report was adjourned after amendment 56.

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

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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