HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Lunae 27° Maii 2002
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of St. Albans.
1. International Transport Roth GmbH (a limited company formed and registered in Germany) and others (Appellants) and others v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) (England)The appeal of International Transport Roth GmbH, Erbengemeinschaft Hermann Ploeger, Klaus-Dieter Ziese, Spedition Hess, Spedition Andreas Geiselmann, Wolfgang Schubert, Johann Markus Stögbauer Spedition & Logistik, Transportunternehmen Frank Krissel, Ludwig Schlüter Transportunternehmen Inhaber Berndt Schlüter, Peter Hauer Transporte und Spedition, Andreas Johannes Wilma, Wilfried Neumann, Rohlfs Transport, Christa Köditz Transporte and Phönix Transporte Kohlstetter Jens was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 8th July next.
2. Asahi Medical Co Limited (Petitioners) v. Macopharma (UK) Limited and others (Respondents)The petition of Asahi Medical Co Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 24th May).
3. Hewlett-Packard GmbH and others (Respondents) v. Waters Corporation and others (Petitioners)The petition of Waters Corporation and Waters Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 24th May).
4. Regina v. Central Criminal Court and others (Respondents) ex parte Young (Petitioner)The petition of Peter Elizabeth Young 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.
5. Regina v. Hanratty (Petitioner)The petition of James Hanratty (deceased) (by his brother Michael Hanratty) praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 22nd May).
6. Robinson (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and others (Respondents) (Northern Ireland)The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
7. Command PapersThe following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on the date shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:
1. PrisonersAgreement between the United Kingdom and Brazil on the Transfer of Prisoners; (24th May) (5526)
2. Commercial DebtsExchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Bolivia concerning Certain Commercial Debts. (24th May) (5528)
8. Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 24th May, were ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Feeding Stuffs (Amendment) Regulations 2002, laid under the Agriculture Act 1970; (892)
2. Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Consequential Amendments) (Taxes) Order 2002, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000; (1409)
3. Lotteries (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 2002, laid under the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976. (1410)
9. 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 No.2) 2002, laid under the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978; (202)
2. Income Support (General) and Jobseekers Allowance Amendment Regulations 2002, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992; (1411)
3. Goods Vehicles (Community Authorisations) (Modification of the Road Traffic (Foreign Vehicles) Act 1972) Regulations 2002, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. (1415)
10. Public Trustee (Liability and Fees) Bill [HL]It was moved by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal, on behalf of the Lord Chancellor, that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
11. Proceeds of Crime BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 85)
12. Alcohol abuseThe Baroness Masham of Ilton asked Her Majestys Government whether, when forming their Alcohol Strategy, they will take into account the stress and expense which alcohol abuse causes the National Health Service; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.
The House was adjourned at twenty minutes past eight oclock
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.
The Gaming Clubs (Bankers Games) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2002, which appeared in the Minutes of Proceedings of 23rd May as an Affirmative Instrument, should have been included in item 7. (Negative Instruments) as follows:
4. Gaming Clubs (Bankers Games) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2002, laid under the Gaming Act 1968. (1407)