HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Mercurii 13° Martii 2002
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol.
1. OathAntony Charles Robert Earl of Snowdon (Lord Armstrong-Jones) took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
2. Quirk (Petitioner) v. Burton Hospital NHS Trust and another (Respondents)The petition of William James Quirk praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 12th March).
3. Bellinger (FC) (Appellant) v. Bellinger (Respondent)The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
4. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
(i) Audit and Accountability in Central Government: Government Response to Lord Sharmans Report: Holding to Account; (5456)
(ii) Treasury Minute on the Seventh, Eighth, Twelfth and Thirteenth Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts; (5470)
2. British CouncilAgreement between the United Kingdom and Vietnam on the Status and Operations of the British Council in Vietnam; (5467)
3. Investment ProtectionExchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Swaziland extending the Agreement for the Promotion and Protection of Investments; (5468)
4. Child SupportExplanatory Memorandum on the Draft Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002. ()
5. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
Draft Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002.
6. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Social Security Revaluation of Earnings Factors Order 2002, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992; (519)
2. (i) Rail Vehicle Accessibility (South West Trains Class 458 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2002 (656)
(ii) Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Cairngorm Funicular Railway) Exemption Order 2002 (657)
laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;
3. Waste Management Licensing (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2002, laid under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. (674)
7. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Sixth Report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration on Selected Cases and Summaries of Completed Investigations, laid under the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967.
8. Parliament (Balloted debate)It was moved by the Lord Norton of Louth that there be laid before the House papers relating to the case for raising public awareness of the work of Parliament; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
9. Trafficking: children (Balloted debate)It was moved by the Lord Alton of Liverpool that there be laid before the House papers relating to trafficking in human beings, especially children; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
10. Sex Discrimination (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill [HL]It was moved by the Lord Faulkner of Worcester 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.
The House was adjourned at eight minutes past ten oclock
till tomorrow, two oclock for judicial business,
three oclock for public business.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND COMMITTEE (IN COMMITTEE ROOM 4)
The Committee met at half-past three oclock.
Employment BillThe bill was considered in the Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the Committee was adjourned during pleasure; the Committee was resumed; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the Committee was adjourned after amendment 61.
The Committee was adjourned at a quarter before eight oclock