HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Jovis 21° Januarii 1999
The House met at three oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chichester.
1. Companhia Europeia de Transportes Aeros SA (a foreign corporation) (Petitioner) v. British Aerospace Public Limited Company and others (Respondents) (lodged 20th January) The petition of Antonio Anibal Andrade Baptista Lopes (Proposed substitute plaintiff) praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
2. Appeal CommitteeThe following Orders were made pursuant to the 17th Report:
Axis West Developments Limited (Appellants) v. Chartwell Land Investments Limited (Respondents) (Scotland) That the petition of the respondents praying that the appellants give security for costs in the sum of £50,000.00 notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order V, such sum to be paid into the House of Lords Security Fund Account within 21 days or within such other period as the Appeal Committee shall think fit, was refused.
Regina v. Marylebone Magistrates Court and another (Respondents) ex parte Amdrell Limited (trading as Get Stuffed) and others (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.
Hurst (Petitioner) v. Bryk and others (Respondents) That the petition of Robert Alfred Hurst praying for leave to present an appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order I has expired be allowed and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 4th February next.
W 1-6 (A.P.) (Cross-Petitioners) v. Essex County Council and another (Cross-Respondents) That the petition of W 1-6 praying for leave to cross-appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order VII has expired be referred for hearing.
Regina v. Manchester Stipendiary Magistrate and the Lord Advocate (Petitioner) ex parte Granada Television Limited (Respondents) That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 4th February next.
In re L (1998) That leave to appeal be refused.
In re Peracha (A.P.) (Petitioner) (application for a writ of Habeas Corpus) That leave to appeal be refused and that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988.
Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department and another (Respondents) ex parte Peracha (A.P.) (Petitioner) That leave to appeal be refused and that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1988.
3. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
Draft Railways (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 1999.
4. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) 1999, laid under the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978; ()
2. Vehicle Excise Duty (Immobilisation, Removal and Disposal of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1999, laid under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994; (35)
3. Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Review Procedures) Regulations 1999, laid under the Housing Act 1996; (71)
4. (i) Sea Fish (Specified Sea Area) (Regulation of Nets and Prohibition of Fishing) (Variation) Order 1999 (74)
(ii) Bass (Specified Areas) (Prohibition of Fishing) (Variation) Order 1999 (75)
laid under the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967.
5. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Report on care in Wales for people with a mental illness and people with a mental handicap, laid under the Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986.
6. Pollution Prevention and Control Bill [HL] It was moved by the Lord Whitty that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to whom the Pollution Prevention and Control Bill [HL] has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:
Clauses 2 and 3
Schedules 2 and 3
the motion was agreed to.
7. Access to Justice Bill [HL] 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.
8. Road Traffic (NHS Charges) BillA bill to make provision about the recovery from insurers and certain other persons of charges in connection with the treatment of road traffic casualties in national health service, and certain other, hospitals; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 13)
9. Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 1999It was moved by the Baroness Hollis of Heigham that the draft Order laid before the House on 13th January be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
10. Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Fund Payments) Order 1999It was moved by the Baroness Hollis of Heigham that the draft Order laid before the House on 13th January be approved; the motion was agreed to.
11. Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 1999It was moved by the Baroness Hollis of Heigham that the draft Order laid before the House on 13th January be approved; the motion was agreed to.
12. Access to Justice Bill [HL] 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 after amendment 144.
The House was adjourned at eight minutes before ten oclock
to Monday next, half-past two oclock.