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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 13° Maii 2002

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Rochester.

Judicial Business

1.  Reliance Water Controls Limited (Respondents) v. Altecnic Limited (Appellants) (England)—The appeal of Altecnic Limited was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 24th June next.

2.  In re Kanaris (Respondent) (application for a writ of Habeas Corpus) (On Appeal from a Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division)—The appeal of the Crown Prosecution Service was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto.

3.  Reliance Water Controls Limited (Original Respondents and Cross-appellants) v. Altecnic Limited (Original Appellants and Cross-respondents) (England)—The cross-appeal of Reliance Water Controls Limited was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 24th June next.

4.  Quantum Corporation Limited and others (Respondents) v. Plane Trucking Limited and others (Petitioners)—The petition of Compagnie Nationale Air France praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 26th April).

5.  RCO Support Services Limited (Petitioners) v. Unison and others (Respondents)—The petition of RCO Support Services Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

6.  Lynch (FC) (Petitioner) v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent)—The petition of Stuart Lynch, praying for an extension of time within which the petition may be lodged and for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged.

7.  Bairstow (Appellant) and others v. Queens Moat Houses plc (Respondents)—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 10th June next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

8.  Ace Insurance SA-NV (formerly Cigna Insurance Company of Europe SA-NV) (Appellants) v. Zurich Insurance Company and others (Respondents)—The petition of the appellants was presented praying that the appeal be withdrawn on the terms agreed between the parties (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto); and it was ordered as prayed.

Papers

9.  Command Papers—The following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on the dates shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.      Finance—

      (i)      Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2002-03; (10th May)      (5401)

      (ii)      Supply Estimates 2002-03: Supplementary Budgetary Information; (10th May)       (5510)

    2.      Competition Commission—Linpac Group Limited and Mckechnie Paxton Holdings Limited: A Report on the Merger; (13th May)      (5496)

    3.      Golden Jubilee—Departmental Minute from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations. (13th May)      (—)

10.  Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)—The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 10th April, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.      Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2002, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;      (1310)

    2.      National Health Service (Compensation for Premature Retirement) Regulations 2002, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972.      (1311)

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

    1.      Town and Country Planning (Major Infrastructure Project Inquiries Procedure) (England) Rules, laid under the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992;      (1223)

    2.      Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2002, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;      (1318)

    3.      National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) Amendment (No. 3) (England) Regulations 2002, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977.      (1326)

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

    1.      Accounts for 2000-01 of the following Education Action Zones, together with Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General:

      (i)      North Gillingham—

      (ii)      Leigh (Wigan)—

      (iii)      Bedford—

      (iv)      Bolton—

laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;

    2.      Strategic Plan for 2002-07 of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Broadening the Horizons of Heritage, laid under the National Lottery Act 1998;

    3.      Statement of Guarantee in respect of Temporary Borrowing by the Commission for the New Towns, laid under the New Towns Act 1981.

Public Business

13.  Proceeds of Crime Bill—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 questions that certain clauses stand part of the bill were negatived; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); the House was resumed.

14.  Offshore Chemicals Regulations 2002—It was moved by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 26th March be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

15.  Building (Amendment) Regulations 2002—It was moved by the Lord Skelmersdale that this House calls on Her Majesty’s Government to revoke the Regulations, laid before the House on 5th March (S.I. 2002/440); after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

16.  Proceeds of Crime Bill—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 clause 326 stood part.

The House was adjourned at five minutes before eleven o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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