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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 2° Junii 2003

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.

Judicial Business

1.  Osmani (Respondent) v. London Borough of Harrow (Appellants) (England)—The appeal of the London Borough of Harrow was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 14th July next (lodged 22nd May).

2.  Unilever (UK) Holdings Limited (Appellants) v. Smith (Her Majesty’s Inspector of Taxes) (Respondent) (England)—The appeal of Unilever (UK) Holdings Limited was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 14th July next.

3.  Regina v. Durham Constabulary (Appellants) and another ex parte R (Respondent) (Criminal Appeal from Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice)—The appeal of the Durham Constabulary was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto.

4.  Scutts (suing by his father and litigation friend) (FC) (Petitioner) v. Keyse and another (Respondents)—The petition of Robert Jeremy Scutts praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged.

5.  ABCI (formerly Arab Business Consortium International Finance and Investment Company) (Body Corporate) (Petitioners) v. Banque Franco-Tunisienne and others (Respondents)—The petition of ABCI (Body Corporate) praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

6.  AD (by her mother and litigation friend) v. East Kent Community NHS Trust (Respondents)—The petition of AD praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

7.  A and others (Petitioners) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)—The petition of A and others praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

8.  Regina v. Webber (Appellant) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

9.  Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (Appellant) v. Frid (Respondent) (Civil Appeal from Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice)—The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 5th June next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 22nd May).

10.  Celtec Limited (Appellants) v. Astley 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 (lodged 28th May).

11.  Osmani (Respondent) v. London Borough of Harrow (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.

12.  Regina v. Her Majesty’s Coroner for the County of West Yorkshire (Appellant) ex parte Sacker (Respondent)—It was ordered that the appellant be allowed to prosecute the appeal without giving the usual security for costs as required by Standing Order.

1.  13.  Al-Ameri (Respondent) v. Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (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.

14.  Bland (FC) (Respondent) v. Ingram’s Estates Limited (Petitioners) and others—The respondent’s certificate of public funding was lodged.

Papers

15.  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.  Education—Special Report on School Admission and Exclusion Appeals Panels; (28th May)    (5788)

    2.  Immigration Act 1971—Statement of changes in immigration rules, subject to annulment; (29th May)    (5829)

    3.  Conservation—Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels, together with an explanatory memorandum; (30th May)    (5826)

    4.  Commercial Debts—Exchange of Notes between United Kingdom and Bosnia and Herzegovina concerning Certain Commercial Debts. (30th May)    (5828)

16.  Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)—The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on the dates shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:


Title, etc.

S.I. No.
2003

Date of
Laying

(i)  Enterprise Act 2002 (Super-complaints to Regulators) Order 2003--

1368

27th May

(ii)  Enterprise Act 2002 (Merger Fees and Determination of Turnover) Order 2003--

1370

27th May

(iii)  Competition Commission (Penalties) Order 2003--

1371

27th May

(iv)  Competition Appeal Tribunal Rules 2003--

1372

27th May

(v)  Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Community Infringements Specified UK Laws) Order 2003—

1374

27th May

(vi)  Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Request for Consultation) Order 2003--

1375

27th May

(vii)  Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Notice to OFT of Intended Prosecution Specified Enactments, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Order 2003--

1376

27th May

  laid under the Enterprise Act 2002;

    

Insolvent Companies (Disqualification of Unfit Directors) Proceedings (Amendment) Rules 2003, laid under the Insolvency Act 1986;

1367

27th May

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (State Pension Credit) (Abolition of Benefit Periods) Amendment Regulations 2003, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;

1338

27th May

Tax Credits (Employer Penalty Appeals) Regulations 2003, laid under the Tax Credits Act 2002;

1382

28th May

(i)  Enterprise Act 2002 (Consequential and Supplemental Provisions) Order 2003--

1398

29th May

(ii)  Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Designated Enforcers: Criteria for Designation, Designation of Public Bodies as Designated Enforcers and Transitional Provisions) Order 2003--

1399

29th May

(iii)  Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 9 Restrictions on Disclosure of Information) (Amendment and Specification) Order 2003--

1400

29th May

  laid under the Enterprise Act 2002;

    

Fines (Deductions from Income Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Criminal Justice Act 1991;

1360

30th May

School Governance (Procedures) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Education Act 2002.

1377

30th May

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

    Food Supplements (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990.   (1387)

Public Business

18.  Taxation (Information) Bill [HL]—A bill to make provision for public information about the burden of taxation; for a public holiday in each calendar year to mark in symbolic fashion the date on which the national burden of taxation may be said to have been discharged; and for connected purposes was presented by the Lord Saatchi, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 70)

19.  Business of the House—It was moved by the Lord Privy Seal (Lord Williams of Mostyn) that Standing Order 41 (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on 17th June to allow the motion standing in the name of the Lord Lester of Herne Hill to be taken before the two motions standing in the name of the Lord Sainsbury of Turville; the motion was agreed to.

20.  Sexual Offences Bill [HL]—The report was received; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was agreed to (see division list); further consideration on report was adjourned.

21.  Horses—The Viscount Astor asked Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in bringing forward passports for horses; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Whitty.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

22.  Sexual Offences Bill [HL]—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; further consideration on report was adjourned after amendment 87.

23.  Aviation (Offences) Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 66-EN)

The House was adjourned at two minutes past ten o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

  Cler: Parliamentor:

APPENDIX

PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND COMMITTEE (IN THE MOSES ROOM)

The Committee met at half-past three o’clock.

    Local Government Bill—The bill was considered in the Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the Committee was adjourned after clause 9 stood part.

The Committee was adjourned at half-past seven o’clock.

 
 
 
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