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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Mercurii 14° Novembris 2001

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Derby.

1.  Lord Bishop of Chester—Peter Robert Lord Bishop of Chester was introduced between the Lord Bishop of Portsmouth and the Lord Bishop of Derby; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

Judicial Business

2.  Regina v. Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis (Appellant) ex parte Rottman (Respondent) (On Appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division)—The appeal of the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto.

3.  In re Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (Appellants) (Northern Ireland)—The appeal of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 26th December next.

4.  Regina v. Dietschmann (Petitioner)—The petition of Anthony Dietschmann praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 12th October).

5.  Regina v. Saunby (Petitioner)—The petition of David Saunby praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 12th November).

6.  Regina v. Clarkson (Petitioner)—The petition of Lee Martin Clarkson praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 12th November).

7.  Regina v. English (Petitioner)—The petition of Paul Anthony English praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 12th November).

8.  Regina v. Williams (Petitioner)—The petition of David Omar Williams praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 12th November).

9.  Regina v. Dodds (Petitioner)—The petition of Andrew Alistair Dodds praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 12th November).

10.  Regina v. Leese (Petitioner)—The petition of Henry Leese praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 12th November).

11.  Regina v. Marsh (Petitioner)—The petition of Peter James Marsh praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 12th November).

12.  Regina v. Webb (Petitioner)—The petition of James Albert Cormack Webb praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 12th November).

13.  Regina v. Ashby (Petitioner)—The petition of Mark William Ashby praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 12th November).

14.  Regina v. Manchester City Council (Appellants) ex parte Stennett (FC) (Respondent) and two other actions (formerly Regina v. London Borough of Richmond (Appellants) ex parte Watson (Respondent) and three other actions)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

15.  Watson (Respondent) v. British Boxing Board of Control Limited (Appellants) and others —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 27th December next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

16.  Appeal Committee—The following Orders were made pursuant to the 28th Report:

    Transco plc (formerly BG plc and BG Transco plc) (Petitioners) v. Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council (Respondents)—That the petition be referred for hearing.

    Loutchansky (Respondent) v. Times Newspapers Limited and others (Petitioners)—That the petition be referred for hearing.

Papers

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

    1.      Walking—Government Response to the Report of the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee on Walking in Towns and Cities;      (5277)

    2.      Air Services—Agreement between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Honduras concerning Air Services;      (5310)

    3.      Sport—Financial Statements for 2000-01 of the United Kingdom Sports Council.      (—)

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

    1.      Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Efficiency Obligations) Order 2001;

    2.      Draft Local Government Commission for England (Transfer of Functions) Order 2001;

    3.      Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Enforcement of External Orders) Order 2001.

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

    1.      Local Government Overseas Assistance (London Pensions Fund Authority) Order 2001, laid under the Local Government (Overseas Assistance) Act 1993;      (3618)

    2.      Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Prescribed Markets and Qualifying Investments) (Amendment) Order 2001, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;      (3681)

    3.      Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-And-Mouth Disease) (No. 12) Regulations 2001, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.      (3684)

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

    1.      Report 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 HSBC Investment Bank Holdings plc, laid under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936;

    2.      Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the Meat and Livestock Commission, laid under the Agriculture Act 1967.

Select Committee Report

21.  Human Rights—The 2nd Report from the Joint Committee, on the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill, was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed, together with the Minutes of Evidence. (HL Paper 37)

Public Business

22.  Parliament Act (Amendment) Bill [HL]—A bill to amend the Parliament Act 1949 so that it applies only to public bills first introduced into the House of Commons in the third or a subsequent session of any Parliament was presented by the Lord Renton of Mount Harry, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 23)

23.  Business of the House—It was moved by the Lord Privy Seal (Lord Williams of Mostyn) that the debates on the motions in the names of the Lord Peyton of Yeovil and the Lord Pilkington of Oxenford set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours; the motion was agreed to.

24.  London Underground (2½-hour debate)—It was moved by the Lord Peyton of Yeovil that there be laid before the House papers relating to the future of London Underground; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

25.  Post-16 education (2½-hour debate)—It was moved by the Lord Pilkington of Oxenford that there be laid before the House papers relating to the arrangements for post-16 education; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

26.  National Heritage Bill [HL]—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was agreed to; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with an amendment; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 24)

The House was adjourned at twenty-five minutes before ten o’clock

till tomorrow, three o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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