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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 16° Junii 2003

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Blackburn.

Judicial Business

1.  McManus (Petitioner) v. Sharif (Respondent)—The petition of Chrystalla McManus praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

2.  Her Majesty’s Commissioners of Inland Revenue (Petitioners) v. Eversden and another (as executors of the will of Margaret Hunter Greenstock (deceased)) (Respondents)—The petition of Her Majesty’s Commissioners of Inland Revenue praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

3.  Regina v. Brook (Petitioner)—The petition of Alan Brook praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 25th March).

4.  Regina v. Safi and others (Respondents)—The petition of the Director of Public Prosecutions praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

5.  O (FC) (Petitioner) v. Crown Court at Harrow (Respondents)—The petition of O 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. The petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged.

6.  Criterion Properties plc (Appellants) v. Stratford UK Properties llc (Respondents) and others—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

7.  Appeal Committee—The 53rd Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

    Regina v. London Borough of Bromley (Respondents) ex parte Barker (FC) (Appellant)—That the petition of the First Secretary of State that he might be heard or otherwise intervene in the said appeal be allowed.

8.  Appeal Committee—The 54th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Regina v. Randall (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 30th June.

    Regina v. Camberwell Green Youth Court (Respondents) ex parte D (a minor) (by his mother and litigation friend) (FC) (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 30th June.

    In re Serbeh (Petitioner) (application for a writ of Habeas Corpus)—That leave to appeal be refused.

    Department of the Environment Driver Vehicle and Testing Agency (Respondents) v. McNicholas Construction Services Limited (Petitioners) (Northern Ireland)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 6.1(e); 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. Camberwell Green Youth Court (Respondents) ex parte Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent) (G (by his mother and litigation friend) (FC) (Petitioner) (Interested party))—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 30th June.

1.  9.  Appeal Committee—The 55th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

    Barnfather (Petitioner) v. London Borough of Islington and another (Respondents)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 30th June.

Papers

10.  Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)—The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 13th June, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.    (i)  Iraq (United Nations Sanctions) (Channel Islands) Order 2003—    (1521)

      (ii)  Iraq (United Nations Sanctions) (Isle of Man) Order 2003—  (1522)

      laid under the United Nations Act 1946;

    2.  Local and European Parliamentary Elections (Registration of Citizens of Accession States) Regulations 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.    (1557)

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

    1.  Prohibition of Fishing with Multiple Trawls Order 2003, laid under the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967;  (1559)

    2.  Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Great Eastern Railway Class 360 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2003, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.    (1562)

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

    1.  (i)  Iraq (United Nations Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2003—  (1516)

      (ii)     Iraq (United Nations Sanctions) Order 2003—  (1519)

      laid under the United Nations Act 1946;

    2.  Sea Fish (Specified Sea Areas) (Regulation of Nets and Other Fishing Gear) (Amendment) Order 2003, laid under the Sea Fish Conservation Act 1967.  (1560)

Public Business

13.  Fireworks Bill—A bill to make provision about fireworks and other explosives was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 77)

14.  Fireworks Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 77-EN)

15.  Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers) Bill—A bill to make provision about the circumstances in which, and the extent to which, a man is to be treated in law as the father of a child where the child has resulted from certain fertility treatment undertaken after the man’s death; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 78)

16.  Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers) Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 78-EN)

17.  Procedure of the House—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the 3rd Report from the Select Committee be agreed to (HL Paper 115); the motion was agreed to.

18.  Criminal Justice Bill—It was moved by the Lord Chancellor that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

The House was adjourned at two minutes past eleven 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 ten minutes before five o’clock.

    Local Government 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 168.

The Committee was adjourned at nineteen minutes past seven o’clock.

 
 
 
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