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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 21° 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. Director of Public Prosecutions (Appellant) ex parte Kebeline (AP) and others (Respondents) (On Appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division)—It was ordered that the costs of the respondents be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988.

2.  Chauhan and others (Respondents) v. Sandhu (Petitioner)—The petition of Kulwant Singh Sandhu praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

3.  Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 77th Report:

    Mohamed (Respondent) v. London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 4th December next.

4.  Appeal Committee—The 81st Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Cantabrica Coach Holdings Limited (Petitioners) v. Vehicle Inspectorate (Respondents)—That the respondent be invited to lodge objections by 5th December next.

    Regina v. London Borough of Greenwich (Petitioners) ex parte Glen International Limited and another (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.

    Hall and others (Petitioners) v. Governor and Company of the Bank of England (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.

    Barings plc and others v. Coopers & Lybrand and others (Petitioners) and others and one other action—That leave to appeal be refused.

    Cocker (Petitioner) v. Tofield Swann and Smythe (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.

    Mahon and another (Petitioners) v. Rahn 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.

Papers

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

    1.      European Communities—Developments in the European Union: January-June 2000, the Portuguese Presidency;      (4922)

    2.      Museums and Galleries—Report and Consolidated Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Horniman Public Museum and Public Park Trust.      (—)

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

    1.      Highways Noise Payments and Movable Homes (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Land Compensation Act 1973;      (3086)

    2.      Statute made by St. John’s College, Cambridge on 18th May 2000, laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923;      (—)

    3.      Commission Areas (Dyfed Powys) Order 2000, laid under the Justices of the Peace Act 1997.      (3096)

7.  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 Oil and Pipelines Agency, laid under the Oil and Pipelines Act 1985;

    2.      Proposal for a Draft Financial Investigations (Northern Ireland) Order 2001, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 1998;

    3.      Reports by the Secretary of State for Scotland, the Chairman of Committees and the Chairman of Ways and Means in the House of Commons on representations by

      (i)      Barclays Bank plc;

      (ii)      National Australia Group Europe Ltd;

    laid under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936.

Select Committee Reports

8.  Statutory Instruments—The 32nd Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      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;

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

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 122)

9.  Science and Technology—The 6th Report from the Select Committee, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 123)

10.  European Union—The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed, together with the Minutes of Evidence:

    How is the euro working?; (18th Report-HL Paper 124)

    Strengthening the Role of the Hearing Officer in EC Competition Cases. (19th Report-HL Paper 125)

Private Business

11.  Alliance & Leicester Group Treasury plc (Transfer) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the Commons message of 16th November be now considered; and that the promoters of the bill have leave to suspend any further 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 Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than 12 noon on Monday 27th November;

    That the bill be deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than noon on the second sitting day in the next session with a declaration annexed, signed by the agent, stating that the bill is the same in every respect as the bill at the last stage of the proceedings thereon in this House in the present session;

    That the proceedings on the bill in the next session of Parliament be pro forma in regard to every stage through which the bill has passed in the present session, and that no new fees be charged to such stages;

    That the Private Business Standing Orders apply to the bill in the next session only in regard to any stage through which the bill has not passed in the present session;

    the motion was agreed to; it was ordered that a message be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.

Public Business

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

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

13.  Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; it was moved by the Lord Campbell of Alloway that further consideration on report be now adjourned; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; further consideration on report was adjourned after amendment 179.

The House was adjourned at two minutes before one o’clock

in the morning of Wednesday 22nd November

till later the same day, half-past two o’clock in the afternoon.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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