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Die Jovis 20° Januarii 2000

The House met at three o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chichester.

Judicial Business

1. Raiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich AG v. Crossseas Shipping Limited and others and another (Petitioner)—The petition of Ajay Shah praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

2. UCB Home Loans Corporation Limited (Respondents) v. Moore and another (A.P.) (Appellant)—

3. Barclays Bank plc (Respondents) v. Harris and another (A.P.) (Appellant)—

4. National Westminster Bank plc (Respondents) v. Gill and Gill (A.P.) (Appellant)—

5. Midland Bank plc (Respondents) v. Wallace and another (A.P.) (Appellant)—

6. Royal Bank of Scotland (Respondents) v. Etridge (A.P.) (Appellant)—

7. Loftus and others (Respondents) v. Etridge (A.P.) (Appellant) and another—

    (Conjoined Appeals)

    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 23rd February next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 12th January).

8. Appeal Committee—The 15th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

    United Wire Limited (Respondents) v. Screen Repair Services (Scotland) Limited and another (Appellants) and others—That the appeal be restored and that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 24th February next.


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

    House of Lords—Report of the Royal Commission on the Reform of the House of Lords: A House for the Future.      (4534)

10. Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Draft National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 2000.

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

    1. Superannuation (Admission to Schedule 1 to the Superannuation Act 1972) Order 2000, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972;      (108)

    2. Cremation (Amendment) Regulations 2000, laid under the Cremation Act 1902;      (58)

    3. Nursery Education (England) Regulations 2000, laid under the Nursery Education and Grant-Maintained Schools Act 1996.      (107)

12. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Report for 1998-99 of the National Radiological Protection Board, laid under the Radiological Protection Act 1970.

Public Business

13. Trustee Bill [HL]—A bill to amend the law relating to trustees and persons having the investment powers of trustees; and for connected purposes was presented by the Lord Chancellor, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 20)

14. Trustee Bill [HL]—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 20-EN)

15. Copyright and Trade Marks Bill [HL]—A bill to amend the law relating to copyright and trade marks; to impose a duty not to imitate features of goods or services; and to extend the powers of certain courts to make orders for preserving evidence was presented by the Lord McNally, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 21)

16. Local Government Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton, on behalf of the Lord Whitty, that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to whom the Local Government Bill [HL] has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 16

Schedule 1

Clauses 17 to 27

Schedule 2

Clauses 28 to 33

Clauses 66 and 67

Clauses 34 to 40

Schedule 3

Clauses 41 to 55

Clauses 62 and 63

Clauses 56 to 61

Clauses 64 and 65

Clauses 68 to 71

Schedules 4 and 5

Clauses 72 and 73;

    the motion was agreed to.

17. Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) Bill [HL]—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; an amendment was agreed to (see division list); the House was resumed after amendment 1.

18. Representation of the People Bill—A bill to make new provision with respect to the registration of voters for the purposes of parliamentary and local government elections; to make other provision in relation to voting at such elections; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 22)

19. Representation of the People Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 22-EN)

20. Children’s refuges—The Earl Russell asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they will set up a nationwide network of children’s refuges as recommended in the Children’s Society study “Still Running”; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Burlison.

The House was adjourned at twenty-four minutes past eight o’clock

to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.


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