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Minutes and Order Paper - Minutes of Proceedings




Die Martis 3° Octobris 2000

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bradford.

Judicial Business

1. Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent) v. Atkins (Petitioner)— The petition of Antony Rowan Atkins 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.

2. Bank of Credit and Commerce International SA (in compulsory liquidation) (Appellants) v. Ali and others (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 13th October next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 29th September).

3. Bank of Credit and Commerce International SA (in compulsory liquidation) (Appellants) v. Ali and others and another (F.C.) (Respondents)— The certificate of public funding of Khawaja Naeem was lodged.


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

    1. Firearms—Government Reply to the Second Report from the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee “Controls over Firearms”;      (4864)

    2. Science and Technology—Government Response to the Third Report from the Select Committee “Science and Society”.      (4875)

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

    1. (i)      Prison (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2000—      (2641)

      (ii) Young Offender Institution (Amendment) (No. 3) Rules 2000—      (2642)

    laid under the Prison Act 1952;

    2. Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practice) (Interception of Communications) Regulations 2000, laid under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.      (2699)

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

    Amendment 10 to the RAF Manual of Assessment of Medical Fitness AP 1269A, laid under the Air Force Constitution Act 1917.

Public Business

7. Countryside and Rights of Way Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; an amendment was negatived; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1, 2 and 3); amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed after amendment 212.

The House was adjourned at two minutes before eight o’clock

in the morning of Wednesday 4th October

till later the same day, half-past two o’clock in the afternoon.


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