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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 9° Junii 2003

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Sheffield.

Judicial Business

1.  Shaker (Respondent) v. Al-Bedrawi (Petitioner) and others and two other actions—The petition of Mohammed Al-Bedrawi praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 20th December).

2.  Shaker (Respondent) v. Steggles Palmer (a firm) and others (Petitioners) and two other actions—The petition of Steggles Palmer, Peter Edwin Steggles, Christopher Anthony Major Henniker, Geoffrey Edward Morris, John Boyd Quibell and Gregory Paul Lunnon praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 31st December).

3.  E (FC) (Petitioner) v. London Borough of Newham and others (Respondents)—The petition of E praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged.

4.  Her Majesty’s Attorney General (Respondent) v. Scotcher (Petitioner)—The petition of Keith Scotcher praying for an extension of time within which the petition may be lodged and for leave to appeal in accordance with the Administration of Justice Act 1960 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

5.  Anton Durbeck Gmbh (Appellants) v. Den Norske Bank ASA (Respondents)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

6.  Her Majesty’s Commissioners of Customs and Excise (Appellants) v. Zielinski Baker & Partners Limited (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 22nd July next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

7.  Jerome (Appellant) v. Kelly (Her Majesty’s Inspector of Taxes) (Respondent)—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 22nd July next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

8.  McCabe (Respondent) v. Cornwall County Council 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 22nd July next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

9.  Asif (Petitioner) v. The City (Europe) plc and others and others (Respondents)—Upon application by the petitioner (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto), it was ordered that the petition be withdrawn and that there be no order as to costs.

Papers

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

    European Union—UK Membership of the Single Currency: an Assessment of the Five Economic Tests.    (5776)

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

    1.  Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Database Protection Agreement between the United Kingdom on behalf of the Isle of Man and the European Community) Order 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;

    2.    (i)  Draft Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003, together with an Explanatory Memorandum—

      (ii)  Draft Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, together with an Explanatory Memorandum—

      laid under the Representation of the People Act 1983.

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

    1.  Animal By-Products Regulations 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;  (1482)

    2.  Prisoner Release Victim Information (Northern Ireland) Scheme 2003, laid under the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002.    (—)

Select Committee Reports

13.  Procedure of the House—The 3rd Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 115)

14.  Human Rights—The following Reports from the Joint Committee were made and ordered to be printed:

    United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; (10th Report-HL Paper 117)

    Criminal Justice Bill: Further Report; (11th Report-HL Paper 118)

    Scrutiny of Bills: Further Progress Report; (12th Report-HL Paper 119)

    Anti-Social Behaviour Bill. (13th Report-HL Paper 120)

Public Business

15.  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; a further amendment was agreed to (see division list); an amendment was negatived; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 74)

The House was adjourned at twenty-two minutes before nine 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.

    Extradition Bill—The bill was further considered in the Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the Committee was adjourned after amendment 29.

The Committee was adjourned at twenty minutes before eight o’clock.

 
 
 
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