House of Lords Journal 236 (Session 2002-03)


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Thursday 14 November 2002

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Irvine of Lairg, L.
(Lord Chancellor)

Ackner, L.
Addington, L.
Ahmed, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Alli, L.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Andrews, B.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Arran, E.
Ashley of Stoke, L.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Barker, B.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Berkeley, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Bingham of Cornhill, L.
Blackburn, Bp.
Blackstone, B.
Blaker, L.
Blatch, B.
Blease, L.
Boothroyd, B.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Bowness, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bradshaw, L.
Bragg, L.
Bramall, L.
Brennan, L.
Brett, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Brightman, L.
Bristol, Bp.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.
Brookeborough, V.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Bruce of Donington, L.
Burlison, L.
Burnham, L.
Buscombe, B.
Butterworth, L.
Byford, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carlile of Berriew, L.
Carlisle of Bucklow, L.
Carnegy of Lour, B.
Carrington, L.
Carter, L.
Cavendish of Furness, L.
Chalfont, L.
Chandos, V.
Chester, Bp.
Chorley, L.
Christopher, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cockfield, L.
Cohen of Pimlico, B.
Colwyn, L.
Condon, L.
Cooke of Thorndon, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Courtown, E.
Cox, B.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crickhowell, L.
Cuckney, L.
Dahrendorf, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Derby, Bp.
Desai, L.
Dixon, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Donoughue, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Dubs, L.
Dundee, E.
Dunn, B.
Durham, Bp.
Eatwell, L.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Elis-Thomas, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Emerton, B.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Evans of Watford, L.
Ezra, L.
Falkender, B.
Falkland, V.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Feldman, L.
Ferrers, E.
Finlay of Llandaff, B.
Fitt, L.
Flather, B.
Forsyth of Drumlean, L.
Fowler, L.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Freeman, L.
Freyberg, L.
Fyfe of Fairfield, L.
Gale, B.
Gavron, L.
Geddes, L.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Gilmour of Craigmillar, L.
Glenarthur, L.
Glentoran, L.
Gloucester, Bp.
Golding, B.
Goodhart, L.
Goschen, V.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Gray of Contin, L.
Greengross, B.
Greenway, L.
Grenfell, L.
Grocott, L.
Guildford, Bp.
Hamwee, B.
Hanham, B.
Hannay of Chiswick, L.
Hanningfield, L.
Hardy of Wath, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Haskel, L.
Hayhoe, L.
Hayman, B.
Henley, L.
Hereford, Bp.
Higgins, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hobhouse of Woodborough, L.
Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
Hoffmann, L.
Holme of Cheltenham, L.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Hope of Craighead, L.
Howe, E.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Chesterton, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.

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Hurd of Westwell, L.
Hussey of North Bradley, L.
Hutton, L.
Imbert, L.
Islwyn, L.
Jacobs, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Jenkins of Hillhead, L.
Joffe, L.
Jopling, L.
Jordan, L.
Judd, L.
Kilclooney, L.
King of Bridgwater, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kingsland, L.
Knight of Collingtree, B.
Laird, L.
Lang of Monkton, L.
Layard, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Levy, L.
Lewis of Newnham, L.
Linklater of Butterstone, B.
Lipsey, L.
Listowel, E.
Liverpool, E.
Lloyd of Berwick, L.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
Lucas, L.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McAlpine of West Green, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
Mackie of Benshie, L.
Maclennan of Rogart, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Mancroft, L.
Mar, C.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Mason of Barnsley, L.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Milner of Leeds, L.
Mishcon, L.
Mitchell, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monro of Langholm, L.
Monson, L.
Montagu of Beaulieu, L.
Moore of Wolvercote, L.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Moynihan, L.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Noakes, B.
Northbourne, L.
Northover, B.
Norton of Louth, L.
Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.
O’Cathain, B.
Onslow, E.
Ouseley, L.
Owen, L.
Oxburgh, L.
Oxford, Bp.
Palmer, L.
Parekh, L.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Parkinson, L.
Patel, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Patten, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Peel, E.
Pendry, L.
Perry of Walton, L.
Peston, L.
Peyton of Yeovil, L.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Plumb, L.
Plummer of St. Marylebone, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Portsmouth, Bp.
Powell of Bayswater, L.
Prior, L.
Prys-Davies, L.
Puttnam, L.
Quirk, L.
Radice, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rees, L.
Rees-Mogg, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Rennard, L.
Richard, L.
Richardson of Calow, B.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Rodger of Earlsferry, L.
Rogan, L.
Rogers of Riverside, L.
Roll of Ipsden, L.
Rooker, L.
Roper, L.
Rosslyn, E.
Rotherwick, L.
Russell, E.
St. Albans, Bp.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St. John of Fawsley, L.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
Sandberg, L.
Sandwich, E.
Sawyer, L.
Scott of Foscote, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Selsdon, L.
Sewel, L.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Sheldon, L.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Slim, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
Southwark, Bp.
Stallard, L.
Sterling of Plaistow, L.
Stern, B.
Strabolgi, L.
Strange, B.
Strathclyde, L.
Swinfen, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Warwick, L.
Tebbit, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Tenby, V.
Thomas of Gwydir, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tope, L.
Tordoff, L.
Trumpington, B.
Turnberg, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Waddington, L.
Wade of Chorlton, L.
Wakefield, Bp.
Wakeham, L.
Walker of Doncaster, L.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walmsley, B.
Walpole, L.
Warner, L.
Warnock, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Richmond, L.
Weatherill, L.
Whitaker, B.
Wigoder, L.
Wilberforce, L.
Wilcox, B.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williams of Mostyn, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Winchester, Bp.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Worcester, Bp.
Wright of Richmond, L.

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PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

Papers

1.Command Paper—The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

Law Commission—Law Commission Report: Sharing Homes—A Discussion Paper.

(5666)

2.Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Draft Air Quality (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2002, laid under the Environment Act 1985, together with a Regulatory Impact Assessment;
2.Draft Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) Order 2002, laid under the Health Act 1999, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.
3.Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Report for 2001 of the Animal Procedures Committee, laid under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986;
2.Local Government Finance (England) Special Grant Report (No. 109), laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988;
3.Report and Accounts for 2001–02 of the Millennium Commission, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993;
4.Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Hong Kong Locally Engaged Ratings’ Service Gratuities and Attributable Disablement and Death Awards) Order 2002, laid under Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act 1865;
5.Accounts for 2001–02 of the Scottish Arts Council’s National Lottery Distribution Fund, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993;
6.Draft Code of Practice on Civil Penalty (Level of Penalty), laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

Public Business

4.Licensing Bill [HL]—A bill to make provision about the regulation of the sale and supply of alcohol, the provision of entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment, about offences relating to alcohol and for connected purposes was presented by the Baroness Blackstone, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 1)
5.Licensing Bill [HL]—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 1–EN)
6.Arms Control and Disarmament (Inspections) Bill [HL]—A bill to make further provision relating to the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe signed in Paris on 19th November 1990 was presented by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 2)
7.Arms Control and Disarmament (Inspections) Bill [HL]—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 2–EN)
8.Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [HL]—A bill to make provision about waste and about penalties for non-compliance with schemes for the trading of emissions quotas was presented by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton on behalf of the Lord Whitty, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 3)
9.Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [HL]—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 3–EN)
10.High Hedges Bill [HL]—A bill to make provision for dealing with complaints about high hedges; and for connected purposes was presented by the Baroness Trumpington on behalf of the Baroness Gardner of Parkes, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 4)
11.Committee of Selection—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that in accordance with Standing Order 64 a Committee of Selection be appointed to select and propose to the House the names of the Lords to form each select committee of the House (except the Committee of

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  Selection itself and any committee otherwise provided for by statute or by order of the House) or any other body not being a select committee referred to it by the Chairman of Committees, and the panel of Deputy Chairmen of Committees; and that the following Lords together with the Chairman of Committees be named of the Committee—
L. Cope of Berkeley
L. Craig of Radley
L. Dubs
L. Grocott
L. Roper
V. Slim
L. Strathclyde
L. Trefgarne
B. Williams of Crosby
L. Williams of Mostyn
(Lord Privy Seal);

after debate, the motion was agreed to.

12.House of Lords Reform—It was moved by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Lord Williams of Mostyn), that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed—
(1) to consider issues relating to House of Lords reform, including the composition and powers of the Second Chamber and its role and authority within the context of Parliament as a whole, having regard in particular to the impact which any proposed changes would have on the existing pre-eminence of the House of Commons, such consideration to include the implications of a House composed of more than one “category” of member and the experience and expertise which the House of Lords in its present form brings to its function as the revising Chamber; and
(2) having regard to paragraph (1) above, to report on options for the composition and powers of the House of Lords and to define and present to both Houses options for composition, including a fully nominated and fully elected House, and intermediate options;

and to consider and report on—

(a) any changes to the relationship between the two Houses which may be necessary to ensure the proper functioning of Parliament as a whole in the context of a reformed Second Chamber, and in particular, any new procedures for resolving conflict between the two Houses; and

(b) the most appropriate and effective legal and constitutional means to give effect to any new Parliamentary settlement;
and in all the foregoing considerations, to have regard to—

(i)the Report of the Royal Commission on House of Lords Reform (Cm 4534);
(ii)the White Paper The House of Lords—Completing the Reform (Cm 5291), and the responses received thereto;
(iii)debates and votes in both Houses of Parliament on House of Lords reform; and
(iv)the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee report The Second Chamber: Continuing the Reform, including its consultation of the House of Commons, and any other relevant select committee reports;

after debate, the motion was agreed to; and a message was ordered to be sent to the Commons to seek their agreement thereto.

13.The Queen’s Speech—The debate on the motion that an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty was resumed and, after further debate, was again adjourned.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.
The House was resumed.

Judicial Business

14. Regina v. Lyons and others (Appellants) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))—It was moved by the Lord Bingham of Cornhill, That the First Report from the Appellate Committee be agreed to; the motion was agreed to. It was ordered and adjudged that the Order of the Court of Appeal of 21st December 2001 be affirmed and the appeal dismissed; that the certified question be answered in the affirmative; and that the question of costs be adjourned sine die. [2002] UKHL 44
15.Regina v. Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Appellant) and others ex parte O’Byrne (Respondent)—The cause was considered; it was ordered and adjudged that the Order of the Court of Appeal of 5th April 2001 be affirmed and the appeal dismissed with costs, the amount thereof to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties; and that it be declared “That the Green Belt (London and Home Counties) Act 1938 does not operate to deprive the respondent of the right to buy pursuant to section 118 of the Housing Act 1985”. [2002] UKHL 45
16.Regina v. Parole Board and another (Respondents) ex parte Giles (FC) (Appellant) (England)—The appeal of Terry Giles 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. The appellant’s certificate of public funding was lodged.

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17.Regina v. Connor and another (Appellants) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))—The appeal of Ben Connor and Ashley Kenneth Rollock was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto (lodged 13th November).
18.Regina v. Mirza (Appellant) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))—The appeal of Shabbir Ali Mirza was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto (lodged 13th November).
19.Dunn (FC) and another (FC) (Petitioners) v. Bradford Metropolitan District Council (Respondents)—The petition of Sean Dunn and Haley Dunn praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioners’ certificates of public funding were lodged.
20.Marston (FC) and another (FC) (Petitioners) v. Leeds City Council (Respondents)—The petition of Manda Marston and Paul Marston praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioners’ certificates of public funding were lodged.
21.Campbell (Petitioner) v. MGN Limited (Respondents)—The petition of Naomi Campbell praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
22.Regina v. Registrar General of Birth, Deaths and Marriages and another (Respondents) ex parte Crown Prosecution Service (Mersey North) (Petitioners)—The petition of the Crown Prosecution Service (Mersey North) praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
23.Belfast City Council (Respondents) v. McKeever (Petitioner) (Northern Ireland)—The petition of John McKeever praying for leave to appeal was presented without payment of the fee, such fee having been waived by the Appeal Committee pursuant to Standing Order XIII; the said petition was referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 24th May).
24.Phillips (Petitioner) v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent)—The petition of Harvey Phillips praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Administration of Justice Act 1960 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 11th November).
25.Begum (FC) (Appellant) v. London Borough of Tower Hamlets (Respondents)—The petition of the Secretary of State for Education praying for leave to intervene in the said appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
26.Waters and others (Appellants) v. Welsh Development Agency (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 19th December next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
27.Kuwait Oil Tanker Company SAK and others (Respondents) v. UBS AG (Appellants)—It was ordered that the appellants be allowed to prosecute the appeal without giving the usual security for costs as required by Standing Order.
28.William Grant & Sons Limited and others (Respondents) v. Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouse Limited and others (Appellants) (Scotland)—The petition of the appellants was presented praying that the appeal be withdrawn on the terms agreed between the parties (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto); and it was ordered as prayed.
29.National Westminster Bank plc (Respondents) v. Jones and another (Petitioners)—Upon application by the petitioners (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto), it was ordered that the petition be withdrawn and that there be no order as to costs.
30.Winsor (in his capacity as the Rail Regulator) (Respondent) v. Bloom and others (as joint special railway administrators of Railtrack plc) (in railway administration)) (Petitioners)—Upon application by the petitioners (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto), it was ordered that the petition be withdrawn and that there be no order as to costs.
31.UCB Group Limited (Respondents) v. Hedworth (FC) (Petitioner)—The petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged.
32.Appeal Committee—The following Orders were made pursuant to the 98th Report, Session 2001–02—

Regina v. Alami (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be refused.
Regina v. Botmeh (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be refused.
Eastwood and another (Petitioners) v. Magnox Electric plc (Respondents)—That the petition be referred for hearing.

33.Appeal Committee—The First Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

Saunders (Petitioner) v. Williams (Respondent) and another and another (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in

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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.
Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Amin (FC) (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 28th November.
Air Foyle Limited (Respondents) v. Crosby-Clarke (Petitioner)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 28th November.
Jordan (Respondent) v. One 2 One Personal Communications Limited (Petitioners)—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.
UCB Group Limited (Respondents) v. Hedworth (FC) (Petitioner)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 28th November.
Regina v. H M Coroner for the Western District of Somerset (Respondent) and another (Petitioner) ex parte Middleton (FC) (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 28th November.
Compagnie Noga d’Importation et d’Exportation SA (Respondents) v. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited and others (Petitioners)—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.
Keelwalk Properties Limited (Respondents) v. Waller (FC) (Petitioner)—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 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.
Keelwalk Properties Limited (Respondents) v. Griffith (FC) (Petitioner)—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 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.
Jordan (AP) (Petitioner) v. Her Majesty’s Coroner for Greater Belfast and another (Respondents) (Northern Ireland)—That leave to appeal be refused and that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981.

34.Appeal Committee—The 2nd Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

Palmeira Square Nos 2–6 Limited (Petitioners) v. Van Hoogstraten (Respondent)—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.
DJ & C Withers (Farms) Limited (Petitioners) v. Ambic Equipment Limited (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.
In re R and another (Petitioners)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 28th November.
Henderson (FC) (Petitioner) v. Jaouen and others (Respondents)—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 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.
Commissioners of Customs and Excise (Petitioners) v. Zielinski Baker & Partners Limited (Respondents)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 28th November.
Hughes (Petitioner) and others v. Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise (Respondents)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 28th November.
Hamilton v. Al Fayed (Petitioner) and others (Respondents)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 28th November.
English (FC) (Petitioner) v. Emery Reimbold & Strick (Respondents)—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 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.
Hughes and others and another (Petitioner) v. Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise (Respondents)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 28th November.

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Belfast City Council (Respondents) v. McKeever (Petitioner) (Northern Ireland)—That leave to appeal be refused.

35.Appeal Committee—The 3rd Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

Regina v. Registrar General of Birth, Deaths and Marriages and another (Respondents) ex parte Crown Prosecution Service (Mersey North) (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the first 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.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.
The House was resumed.

Public Business

36.The Queen’s Speech—The debate on the motion that an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty was resumed and, after further debate, was again adjourned to Monday next.

The House was adjourned at ten minutes past seven o’clock
to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.