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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 23° Junii 2003

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough.

Judicial Business

1.  Attorney General’s Reference No. 4 of 2002 (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))—The point of law referred to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) by the Attorney General was laid before the House pursuant to section 36 (3) of the Criminal Justice Act 1972 and was referred to an Appellate Committee.

2.  Holder (FC) (Petitioner) v. Law Society (Respondents)—The petition of David Herman Holder praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged.

3.  Walker (Petitioner) v. Co-operative Insurance Society Limited (Respondents)—The petition of Andrew Walker praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 9th May).

4.  Thames Trains Limited (Petitioners) v. Health and Safety Executive (Respondents)—The petition of the Health and Safety Executive praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

5.  Richardson (Petitioner) v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent)—The petition of Andrew Wayne Richardson praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Administration of Justice Act 1960 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 12th June).

6.  Regina v. Anderson (Petitioner) (Northern Ireland)—The petition of Samuel Anderson praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Act 1980 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

7.  London Borough of Hounslow (Respondents) v. Thames Water Utilities Limited (Petitioners)—The petition of Thames Water Utilities Limited 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.

8.  Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Amin (FC) (Appellant)—The petition of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission praying for leave to intervene in the said appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

9.  Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Greenfield (FC) (Appellant)—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 4th August next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

10.  Regina v. Special Adjudicator (Respondent) ex parte Ullah (FC) (Appellant)—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 3rd July next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 19th June).

11.  Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 40th Report:

    Flightline Limited (Petitioners) v. Edwards 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.

12.  Appeal Committee—The following Orders were made pursuant to the 49th Report:

    Regina v. Cotter and others (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be refused.

    Stena Rederi Aktiebolag and others (Petitioners) v. Irish Ferries Limited (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.

13.  Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 66th Report:

    Bland (FC) (Respondent) v. Ingram’s Estates Limited (Petitioners) and others—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 Access to Justice Act 1999.

Papers

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

    1.  Prisoners—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Peru on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;    (5852)

    2.  Finance <em rule>Department of Work and Pensions Minute on an Extension to Remploy’s Overdraft Limit;    (—)

    3.  Defence—Ministry of Defence Minute concerning the gifting of non-core Ministry sites in Northern Ireland to the Office of the First Minister of the Northern Ireland Executive.    (—)

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

    1.  Education (Grants for Disabled Postgraduate Students) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;    (1588)

    2.  Immigration (Passenger Transit Visa) (Amendment) Order 2003, laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;    (1598)

    3.    (i)  Transport for London (Reserved Services) (London Underground Limited) Exception Order 2003—    (1613)

      (ii)  Croydon Tramlink (Penalty Fares) Order 2003—  (1614)

      (iii)  Transport for London (Consequential Provisions) Order 2003—  (1615)

      laid under the Greater London Authority Act 1999.

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

    1.  Accounts for 2002-03 of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, laid under the Criminal Appeal Act 1995, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General;

    2.  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the Meteorological Office, laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General.

Select Committee Report

17.  Liaison—The 2nd Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 126)

Public Business

18.  National Lottery (Funding of Endowments) Bill—A bill to make provision about the funding of endowments from distributions of money out of the National Lottery Distribution Fund; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 81)

19.  Communications Bill—The report was received; amendments were agreed to (see division lists 1 and 3); amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 2); a further amendment was agreed to; further consideration on report was adjourned.

20.  Release of Short-Term Prisoners on Licence (Repeal of Age Restriction) Order 2003—It was moved by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal, on behalf of the Lord Bassam of Brighton, that the draft Order laid before the House on 5th June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

21.  Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Juxtaposed Controls) Order 2003—It was moved by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal that the draft Order laid before the House on 5th June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

22.  Communications Bill—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 30.

The House was adjourned at a quarter past ten o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

  Cler: Parliamentor:

APPENDIX

PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND COMMITTEE (IN COMMITTEE ROOMS 3A AND 4B)

The Committee met at half-past three 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 clause 116 stood part.

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

 
 
 
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