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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 20° Maii 2003

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Hereford.

Judicial Business

1.  Regina v. Her Majesty’s Coroner for the County of West Yorkshire (Appellant) ex parte Sacker (Respondent) (England)—The appeal of Her Majesty’s Coroner for the County of West Yorkshire was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 1st July next.

2.  Kirin-Amgen Inc and others (Appellants) v. Hoechst Marion Roussel Limited and others (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 2nd July next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

3.  Kirin-Amgen Inc and others (Respondents) v. Hoechst Marion Roussel Limited and others (Appellants)—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 2nd July next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

4.  Appeal Committee—The 48th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Regina v. Monmouthshire County Council (Respondents) ex parte M W H & H Ward Estates Limited (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.

    Unilever (UK) Holdings Limited (Petitioners) v. Smith (Her Majesty’s Inspector of Taxes) (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 3rd June next.

    Halford (Petitioner) v. Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary 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.

    Cream Holdings Limited and others (Respondents) v. Banerjee and others (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 3rd June next.

    Neave (Petitioner) v. Neave (Respondent)—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.

5.  Appeal Committee—The 49th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Regina v. Cotter and others (Petitioners)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 3rd June next.

    Akumah (FC) (Petitioner) v. London Borough of Hackney (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 3rd June next.

    Regina v. Jones (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 3rd June next.

1.  M (a minor) by her father and next friend (AP) (Respondent) v. Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland (Petitioners) (Northern Ireland)—That leave to appeal be refused; and 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, and that the costs of the respondent be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981.

    Stena Rederi Aktiebolag and others (Petitioners) v. Irish Ferries Limited (Respondents)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 3rd June next.

    Eastwood (Respondent) v. HarperCollins Publishers Limited (Petitioners) (Northern Ireland)—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.

Papers

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

    1.  Government Departments—Report for 2003 of the Office of Fair Trading;  (5918)

    2.  Regulatory Impact—Regulatory Impact Assessments for the period 1st July to 31st December 2002.  (5813)

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

    1.  Merchant Shipping (Categorisation of Registries of Relevant British Possessions) Order 2003, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995;    (1248)

    2.  Patents Act 1977 (Isle of Man) Order 2003, laid under the Patents Act 1977;    (1249)

    3.  Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations 2003, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.    (1337)

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

    1.  Report and Accounts for 2002 of the Radio Authority, laid under the Broadcasting Act 1990;

    2.  Permanent Allocations of Items accepted in 2002-03 in lieu of Inheritance Tax, laid under the National Heritage Act 1980;

    3.  (i)  Extradition (Safety of Maritime Navigation) (Amendment) Order 2003—  (1244)

      (ii)  Extradition (Torture) (Amendment) Order 2003—  (1251)

      laid under the Extradition Act 1989.

Select Committee Report

9.  Statutory Instruments—The 20th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Draft Uncertificated Securities (Amendment) (Eligible Debt Securities) Regulations 2003;

      Draft Race Relations Act 1976 (Amendment) Regulations 2003;

      Draft Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) Regulations 2003;

      Draft Lay Magistrates (Eligibility) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003;

      Draft Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Domestic Infringements) Order 2003;

      Draft Enterprise Act 2002 (Supply of Services) Order 2003;

      Draft Race Relations Act 1976 (Seamen Recruited Abroad) Order 2003;

      Draft State Pension Credit (Decisions and Appeals-Amendments) Regulations 2003;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 111)

Public Business

10.  Communications Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed.

11.  Patients’ Protection 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 moved and, on question, tellers for the not contents not having been appointed, the amendment was agreed to pursuant to Standing Order 54; an amendment was agreed to; the House was resumed after clause 1 stood part.

12.  Communications Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed after amendment 145.

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

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

  Cler: Parliamentor:

CORRECTIONS

In division no. 1 on Monday 19th May, L. Clarke of Hampstead should have been recorded as voting Not-Content instead of L. Clark of Kempston and in division nos. 3 and 4, L. Hogg of Cumbernauld should have been recorded as voting Not Content instead of B. Hogg.

 
 
 
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