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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 23° Novembris 2000

The House met at two o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chichester.

Judicial Business

1.  Designers Guild Limited (Appellants) v. Russell Williams (Textiles) Limited (trading as Washington DC) (Respondents)—The Report from the Appellate Committee was agreed to; it was ordered and adjudged that the Order of the Court of Appeal of 26th March 1999 be set aside and that the Order of Mr Lawrence Collins QC of 14th January 1998 be restored; and that the Respondents do pay to the Appellants their costs in the Court of Appeal and before this House, the amount of such last-mentioned costs to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

2.  Regina v. McGilliard (Petitioner)—The petition of Peter Wilson McGilliard praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 22nd November).

3.  Appeal Committee—The 82nd Report was made; the Appeal Committee reported that they had met and had heard Counsel; the report was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Herbert and others (Respondents) v. British Railways Board and others (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be refused; and that the petitioners do pay to the respondents the costs of the petition, the amount thereof to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Sidhu (Petitioner) v. Aerospace Composite Technology Limited (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be refused; and that the petitioner do pay to the respondents the costs of the petition, the amount thereof to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Krasner (the trustee in bankruptcy of John William Alexander Dennison) (Respondent) v. Dennison (AP) (Petitioner) and others—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 7th December next.

    Lawrence (Respondent) v. Lesser (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 7th December next.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

4.  Royal Assent—The Lord Chancellor notified the Queen’s Assent to the following Acts:

Health Service Commissioners (Amendment) Actc.28
Trustee Actc.29
Licensing (Young Persons) Actc.30
Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Actc.31
Police (Northern Ireland) Actc.32
Fur Farming (Prohibition) Actc.33

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.      Air Services—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Macedonia concerning Air Services;      (4926)

    2.      Transport—Agreement concerning the establishing of Global Technical Regulations for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be fitted and/or used on Wheeled Vehicles.      (4925)

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

    1.      Mink Keeping (England) Order 2000;

    2.      Draft Apportionment of Money in the National Lottery Distribution Fund Order 2000;

    3.      Draft Millennium Commission (Substitution of a Later Date) Order 2000.

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

    1.      Occupational Pensions (Revaluation) Order 2000, laid under the Pension Schemes Act 1993;      (3085)

    2.      Community Drivers’ Hours (Tankers) (Temporary Exception) (Revocation) Regulations 2000, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.      (3115)

8.  Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.      Account for 1999-2000 of Income and Expenditure for the Building Societies Commission, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Building Societies Act 1986;

    2.      Accounts for 1999-2000 of the General Osteopathic Council, laid under the Osteopaths Act 1993.

Public Business

9.  Countryside and Rights of Way Bill—The Queen’s and the Prince of Wales’ consents were signified; the bill was read a third time; amendments were agreed to; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 to 5); amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; further proceedings after third reading were adjourned.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

10.  Countryside and Rights of Way Bill—Further proceedings after third reading were resumed; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 6 and 7); then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

The House was adjourned at fourteen minutes past midnight

in the morning of Friday 24th November till later the same day, eleven o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

CORRECTION

    In division No. 2 on 22nd November, L. Burlison should have been recorded as voting Not Content and not L. Burnham.

 
 
 
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