Monthly Archives: September 1998

(74)  Beef warrior case dropped

The food safety regulations banning the sale or provision of beef on the bone were repealed in December 1999, and the Lord Advocate thereupon instructed the dropping of the prosecution of Jim Sutherland (aka The Beef Warrior), a Lauder hotelier … Continue reading

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(73)  Damages for the birth of a child

The House of Lords held on 25 November 1999 that the parents of a healthy normal child born after her father had received a vasectomy were not entitled to damages from the health board under whose aegis the operation had … Continue reading

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(72)  Abolition of poindings and warrant sales?

On 24 September 1999 the Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament by Mr Tommy Sheridan, a back bench MSP. The text presently under consideration can be viewed on the Internet at http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parl_bus/legis.html.  Meanwhile … Continue reading

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(71)  Lockerbie trial

The three judges who will sit in the at Camp Zeest in the Netherlands will be Lords Sutherland, Coulsfield and MacLean, with Lord Abernethy as a reserve in case of death or illness, it was announced on 18 November 1999.  … Continue reading

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(70)  Temporary sheriffs, the Lord Advocate and human rights

Under s 57 of the Scotland Act 1998, members of the Scottish Executive may not do any act incompatible with rights under the European Convention on Human Rights. The Lord Advocate became a member of the Scottish Executive on 20 … Continue reading

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(69)  House of Lords reform and the Treaty of Union

On 20 October 1999 the Committee of Privileges of the House of Lords ruled that the House of Lords Bill (now the House of Lords Act 1999) did not breach Article XXII of the Treaty of Union of Scotland and … Continue reading

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