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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 18° Novembris 2002

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Derby.

Judicial Business

1.  Regina v. Chenia (Petitioner)—The petition of Shokat Chenia, praying for an extension of time within which the petition may be lodged and for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968, was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

2.  Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department and another (Respondents) ex parte Anufrijeva (FC) (Appellant)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

3.  Regina v. London Borough of Barnet (Respondents) ex parte G (FC) (Appellant)—

4.  Regina v. London Borough of Lambeth (Respondents) ex parte W (FC) (Appellant)—

5.  Regina v. London Borough of Lambeth (Respondents) ex parte A (FC) (Appellant)—

    (Conjoined Appeals)—

    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 30th December next or to the third sitting day after the next ensuing meeting of the House (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

6.  Appeal Committee—The following Orders were made pursuant to the 114th Report, Session 2001-02—

    Triesman (previously known as McDonagh) (sued on her own behalf and on behalf of all other members of the Labour Party) (Respondent) v. Ali and another (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for her 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.

    Quantum Corporation Limited and others (Respondents) v. Plane Trucking 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.

    RCO Support Services Limited (Petitioners) v. Unison and others (Respondents)—That the petition be referred for hearing.

    Regina v. Leonard Cheshire Foundation (Respondents) ex parte Callin (FC) and another (FC) (Petitioners) and another—That leave to appeal be refused; that the costs of the petitioners 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.

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

    Toye (Petitioner) v. London Borough of Southwark (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be refused.

    Hewlett-Packard GmbH and others (Respondents) v. Waters Corporation and others (Petitioners)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 2nd December next.

    Clark (Respondent) v. Tull (t/a Ardington Electrical Services) (Petitioner) and four other actions—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 2nd December next.

    South Bucks District Council (Respondents) v. Flanagan (deceased) and another (Petitioner)—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.

    Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police (Respondent) v. Liversidge (Petitioner)—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.

    Chester (Respondent) v. Afshar (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 2nd December next.

    Moyna (Respondent) v. Social Security Commissioner (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 2nd December next.

    In re R (Petitioner) (First Petition)—That leave to appeal be refused.

    In re R (Petitioner) (Second Petition)—That leave to appeal be refused.

    Albion Automotive Limited (Petitioner) v. G. Walker 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

8.  Command Papers—The following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on the dates shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Commercial Debts—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Ghana concerning Certain Commercial Debts; (15th November)    (5682)

    2.  Employment—Pathways to work: Helping people into employment: Government consultation document. (18th November)    (5690)

9.  Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)—The following statutory instruments, having been laid before the House on 15th November, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002, laid under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974;    (2776)

    2.    (i)  Carriers’ Liability (Clandestine Entrants) (Level of Penalty: Code of Practice) Order 2002—    (2816)

      (ii)  Carriers’ Liability Regulations 2002—  (2817)

      laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;

    3.  Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (Administration) Regulations 2002, laid under the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, Etc.) Act 1999;    (2820)

    4.    (i)  Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (National Health Service Employees) Regulations 2002—    (2819)

      (ii)  Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (Persons Abroad and Mariners) Regulations 2002—  (2821)

      (iii)  Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (General) Regulations 2002—     (2822)

      (iv)  Social Security Benefit (Computation of Earnings) (Amendment) Regulations 2002—  (2823)

      laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.

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

    1.  Draft Housing Support Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2002, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;

    2.  Draft Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2002, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

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

    1.  Children (Allocation of Proceedings) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2002, laid under the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995;  (—)

    2.  Value Added Tax Tribunals (Amendment) Rules 2002, laid under the Value Added Tax Act 1994;  (2851)

    3.    (i)  Draft School Admissions Code of Practice—    (—)

      (ii)  Draft School Admission Appeals Code of Practice—  (—)

      laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.

Select Committee Reports

12.  Committee of Selection—The First Report from the Committee was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 3)

13.  Church of England (Pensions) Measure—The Measure and the 217th Report thereon of the Ecclesiastical Committee were laid before the House (pursuant to section 4 of the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919) and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 4-I and II)

14.  Economic Affairs Committee—The First Report from the Select Committee, on Globalisation, was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed, together with the oral evidence received after 13th March 2002 and written evidence. (HL Paper 5)

Private Business

15.  London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill [HL]—The Chairman of Committees acquainted the House that, pursuant to the resolution of 31st October, the bill had been deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments together with the declaration of the agent; the bill was presented, read a first time, read a second time pro forma and committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee.

16.  London Local Authorities Bill [HL]—The Chairman of Committees acquainted the House that, pursuant to the resolution of 31st October, the bill had been deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments together with the declaration of the agent; the bill was presented, read a first time, read a second time pro forma, reported from the Select Committee and re-committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee.

Public Business

17.  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 till tomorrow.

The House was adjourned at nineteen minutes before ten o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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