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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Mercurii 29° Novembris 2000

The House met at two o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Lichfield.

Judicial Business

1.  Birmingham City Council (Appellants) v. Oakley (AP) (Respondent) (On Appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division)—The Report from the Appellate Committee was agreed to; it was ordered and adjudged that the Order of the Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division of 18th December 1998 and the Order of the Birmingham Magistrates of 24th April 1998 be set aside; that the certified question be answered in the negative; that the costs of the appellants before the Magistrates, in the Divisional Court and before this House be paid out of Central Funds in accordance with section 16 of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985; and that the costs of the respondent in this House be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988.

2.  Kenyon-Brown (Respondent) v. Desmond Banks & Co (Appellants)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

3.  Smith (administrator of Cosslett (Contractors) Limited) (Appellant) v. Bridgend County Borough Council (Respondents)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

4.  Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 80th Report:

    Director General of Fair Trading (Respondent) v. First National Bank plc (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 13th December next.

5.  Appeal Committee—The 83rd Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Clinton (AP) and another (AP) (Petitioners) v. Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (Respondent) (Northern Ireland)—That leave to appeal be refused and the costs of the petitioners be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988.

    Habib Bank Limited (Petitioners) v. Jaffer 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.

    Khalili (Respondent) v. Bennett and others (Petitioners) and one other action—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for his 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.

    Nabadda and another and another (AP) (Petitioner) and another v. City of Westminster and others (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988; and that the first 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.

    Wilkinson (FC) (Petitioner) v. Chief Adjudication Officer (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999; and that the respondent be at liberty to apply for his 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.

    Nabadda and others and another (AP) (Petitioner) v. City of Westminster and others (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988; and 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.

    Regina v. Independent Television Commission (Petitioners) ex parte TV Danmark 1 Limited (Respondents)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 13th December next.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Papers

6.  Negative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Firearms (Variation of Fees) Order 2000, laid under the Firearms Act 1968.      (3148)

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

    Account for 1998-99 of North Southwark Education Action Zone, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.

Select Committee Report

8.  Delegated Powers and Deregulation—The following reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:

    36th Report, on the draft Deregulation (Sunday Dancing) Order 2000; (HL Paper 129)

    37th Report: Special report for 1999-2000—The Committee’s work. (HL Paper 130)

Public Business

9.  Countryside and Rights of Way Bill—The bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.

10.  Transport Bill—The bill was returned from the Commons with the Lords amendments in lieu agreed to and with the remaining Lords amendments disagreed to but with amendments proposed in lieu thereof; the Commons amendments were printed pursuant to Standing Order 50 (HL Bill 136); the Commons amendments were considered forthwith; a motion to insist on a Lords amendment was disagreed to (see division list); then the Commons amendments were agreed to.

11.  Insolvency Bill [HL]—The Commons amendments were considered and agreed to.

12.  Millennium Dome—It was moved by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton that this House takes note of the planning, management and operation of the Millennium Dome, and of its future; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

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

till tomorrow, eleven o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

Cler: Parliamentor:

CORRECTION

In division No. 2 on 27th November, the list of Lords who voted Not-Content should have included Lord Sawyer. (The recorded total of 136 is correct.)

 
 
 
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