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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 21° Junii 2001

The House met at three o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol.

1.  Lord Rooker—The Right Honourable Jeffrey William Rooker, having been created Baron Rooker, of Perry Bar in the County of West Midlands, for life by Letters Patent dated 16th June 2001, was introduced between the Lord Donoughue and the Baroness Gould of Potternewton, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and made and subscribed the solemn affirmation pursuant to statute.

2.  Baroness Morgan of Huyton—Sally Morgan, having been created Baroness Morgan of Huyton, of Huyton in the County of Merseyside, for life by Letters Patent dated 20th June 2001, was introduced between the Lord Privy Seal (Lord Williams of Mostyn) and the Baroness Gould of Potternewton, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and made and subscribed the solemn affirmation pursuant to statute.

3.  Oaths and affirmations—The Lords following took and subscribed the oath, or made and subscribed the solemn affirmation, pursuant to statute:

    Peter Alexander Rupert Lord Carrington (Lord Carington of Upton)

    Sarah Elizabeth Mary Baroness Hogg

    Richard Edward Geoffrey Lord Howe of Aberavon

    Pauline Baroness Perry of Southwark

    Michael Bruce Lord Forsyth of Drumlean

    Miles Francis Duke of Norfolk

    Anthony Paul Lord Lester of Herne Hill

    Irene Mervyn Parnicott Baroness Pike

    Thomas Murray Lord Elder

    Norman Lord Hogg of Cumbernauld

    Douglas Richard Lord Hurd of Westwell

    Patrick Barnabas Burke Lord Mayhew of Twysden

    Emma Harriet Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne

    John Lord Monson

    Robert Temple Lord Armstrong of Ilminster

    Edward Peter Bertram Savile Earl of Liverpool

Judicial Business

4.  Appeal Committee—The Fourth Report was made; the Appeal Committee reported that they had met and had heard Counsel; the report was agreed to and the following Order was made—

    Regina v. Smith (Respondent) (2001)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 5th July next.

Papers

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

    Pay—Third Report (Volume Two) of the Low Pay Commission: The National Minimum Wage—Making A Difference: The Next Steps.      (5175)

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

    1.      Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Modification) Order 2001, laid under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984;      (2254)

    2.      Railway Pensions (Designation, Substitution and Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2001, laid under the Transport Act 1980;      (2264)

    3.      Justices’ Clerks (Qualifications of Assistants) (Amendment) Rules 2001, laid under the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980;      (2269)

    4.      Wireless Telegraphy (License Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2001, laid under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1998.      (2265)

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

    1.      Report, Accounts and Financial Statements for 2000 of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, laid under the Industrial Training Act 1982;

    2.      Undertaking made by the Chief Executive of the Housing Corporation, laid under the Housing Association Act 1985;

    3.      Report and Accounts for 2001-01 of the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973;

    4.      Accounts for 2000-01 of the Scottish Qualifications Authority 1999-00, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Education (Scotland) Act 1996.

Private Business

8.  Barclays Group Reorganisation Bill [HL]—

9.  National Australia Group Europe Bill [HL]—

    It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the promoters of the bills which originated in this House in the last Parliament but had not received the Royal Assent shall, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders or practice of this House, have leave to introduce the said bills in the present session and the petitions for the bills shall be deemed to have been deposited and all Standing Orders applicable thereto shall be deemed to have been complied with;

    That every such bill shall be deposited in the office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than 3 o’clock on Tuesday 26th June with a declaration annexed thereto signed by the agent concerned, stating that the bill is the same in every respect as the bill at the last stage of the proceedings thereon in this House in the last Parliament;

    That the proceedings on such bills shall in the present session of Parliament be pro forma only, in regard to every stage through which the same shall have passed in the last Parliament, and that no new fees be charged to such stages;

    the motion was agreed to and a message was ordered to be sent to the Commons desiring their agreement.

Public Business

10.  Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [HL]—A bill to make provision about commonhold land and to amend the law about leasehold property was presented by the Lord Chancellor, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 1)

11.  Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [HL]—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 1-EN)

12.  Land Registration Bill [HL]—A bill to make provision about land registration; and for connected purposes was presented by the Lord Chancellor, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 2)

13.  Land Registration Bill [HL]—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 2-EN)

14.  International Development Bill [HL]—A bill to make provision relating to the provision of assistance for countries outside the United Kingdom; to make provision with respect to certain international financial institutions and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission; and for connected purposes was presented by the Baroness Amos, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 3)

15.  International Development Bill [HL]—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 3-EN)

16.  British Overseas Territories Bill [HL]—A bill to make provision about the name “British overseas territories” and British citizenship so far as relating to the British overseas territories was presented by the Baroness Amos, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 4)

17.  British Overseas Territories Bill [HL]—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 4-EN)

18.  Committee of Selection—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that in accordance with Standing Order 63 a Committee of Selection be appointed to select and propose to the House the names of the Lords to form each select committee of the House (except the Committee of Selection itself and any committee otherwise provided for by statute or by order of the House) or any other body not being a select committee referred to it by the Chairman of Committees, and the panel of Deputy Chairmen of Committees; and that the following Lords together with the Chairman of Committees be named of the Committee—

L. Carter

L. Craig of Radley

L. Dubs

L. Henley

L. Rodgers of Quarry Bank

L. Roper

V. Slim

L. Strathclyde

L. Trefgarne

L. Williams of Mostyn (L. Privy Seal);

    the motion was agreed to.

19.  The Queen’s Speech—The debate on the motion that an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty was resumed and, after further debate, was again adjourned to Monday next.

20.  Affirmation—Andrew Zelig Lord Stone of Blackheath made and subscribed the solemn affirmation, pursuant to statute.

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

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

MICHAEL DAVIES

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