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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 8° Octobris 2002

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Portsmouth.

1.  Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe—The Right Honourable Sir Robert Walker, Knight, a Lord Justice of Appeal, having been appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and created Baron Walker of Gestingthorpe, of Gestingthorpe in the County of Essex, for life by Letters Patent dated 1st October 2002, was introduced between the Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead and the Lord Scott of Foscote, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

Judicial Business

2.  Buchanan (Appellant) v. Alba Diagnostics Limited (Respondents) (Scotland)—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 18th November next (the agents for the respondents not consenting thereto) was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 7th October).

3.  Jones (Appellant) v. 3M Healthcare Limited (Respondents) and three other actions—The petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 14th October next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 7th October).

4.  Begum (FC) (Appellant) v. London Borough of Tower Hamlets (Respondents)—The appellant’s certificate of public funding was lodged.

Papers

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

    Transport—Government Response to the Report of the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee on Road Traffic Speed.    (5621)

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

    1.    (i)  Longley Park Sixth Form College (Incorporation) Order 2002—    (2522)

      (ii)  Longley Park Sixth Form College (Government) Regulations 2002—  (2523)

      laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992;

    2.  Zimbabwe (Freezing of Funds, other Financial Assets or Economic Resources) (Amendment) Regulations 2002, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;    (2530)

    3.  National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2002, laid under the National Assistance Act 1948.    (2531)

Private Business

7.  City of London (Ward Elections) Bill—The Lord Jauncey of Tullichettle, Chairman of the Select Committee, reported that the Lord Rennard was not present for part of Tuesday, 8th October and that the Committee continued sitting in his absence, all parties having consented thereto.

Public Business

8.  Animal Health 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; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); the House was resumed.

9.  Zimbabwe—The Baroness Park of Monmouth asked Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recent developments in Zimbabwe; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Amos.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

10.  Animal Health 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 and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 113)

The House was adjourned at twenty-one minutes past ten o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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