House of Lords Journal 236 (Session 2002-03)


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Friday 13 June 2003

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Falconer of Thoroton, L.
(Lord Chancellor)

Ackner, L.
Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Ampthill, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Astor, V.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Blatch, B.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Bruce of Donington, L.
Burlison, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Carter, L.
Chandos, V.
Chorley, L.
Clarke Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Colwyn, L.
Condon, L.
Cooke of Thorndon, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.

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Courtown, E.
Dahrendorf, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Dholakia, L.
Donaldson of Lymington, L.
Donoughue, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Dubs, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Fitt, L.
Gale, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Greengross, B.
Grenfell, L.
Grocott, L.
Hamwee, B.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harrison, L.
Hayman, B.
Henley, L.
Higgins, L.
Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Hooson, L.
Howe, E.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Jacobs, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jauncey of Tullichettle, L.
Kilclooney, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Laird, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lipsey, L.
Lyell, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
Mackay of Drumadoon, L.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
Mackie of Benshie, L.
McNally, L.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Marsh, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Milner of Leeds, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Montrose, D.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Moynihan, L.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Newby, L.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
Northover, B.
O’Cathain, B.
Onslow, E.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Peel, E.
Pendry, L.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Prys-Davies, L.
Quirk, L.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rennard, L.
Roper, L.
Rosslyn, E.
Russell, E.
Russell-Johnston, L.
St. John of Fawsley, L.
Sandwich, E.
Sawyer, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Sheffield, Bp.
Sheldon, L.
Shrewsbury, E.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Skidelsky, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Tordoff, L.
Trumpington, B.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Vincent of Coleshill, L.
Warner, L.
Weatherill, L.
Whitaker, B.
Wigoder, L.
Wilcox, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williams of Mostyn, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Sheffield.

Judicial Business

1.Mersey Care NHS Trust (Petitioners) v. Ackroyd (Respondent)—The petition of Mersey Care NHS Trust praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
2.South Bucks District Council and another (Respondents) v. Porter (FC) (Petitioner)—The petition of Linda Porter praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged.
3.A (Respondent) v. Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police (Appellant) and another—The petition of the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry praying for leave to intervene in the said appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
4.Regina v. Special Adjudicator (Respondent) ex parte Ullah (FC) (Appellant)—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 19th June next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 12th June).
5.Glasgow City Council (Respondents) v. Caststop Limited (Appellants) (Scotland)—It was ordered that the appeal be dismissed in accordance with Standing Order VI (1), the appellants having failed to lodge the Statement and the Appendix thereto by 12th June.

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Papers

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

Databases—Agreement between the United Kingdom on behalf of the Isle of Man and the European Community extending to the Isle of Man the legal protection of databases as provided for in Chapter III of Directive 96/9/EC;

(5836)

7.Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

Draft Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2003, laid under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

8.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.National Health Service (Functions of Strategic Health Authorities and Primary Care Trusts and Administration Arrangements) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;
 (1497)
2.Feeding Stuffs, the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) and the Feeding Stuffs (Enforcement) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Agriculture Act 1970;
 (1503)
3.Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (No. 2) Order 2003, laid under the Fisheries Act 1981.
 (1535)
9.Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Treasury Minute directing the application of certain amounts as appropriations in aid of the estimates for the year 2001–02, laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000;
2.Export of Goods (Control) (Iraq and Kuwait Sanctions) (Revocation) Order 2003, laid under the Import, Export and Customs Powers (Defence) Act 1939.
 (1555)

Public Business

10.Sunday Working (Scotland) Bill—It was moved by the Lord Hogg of Cumbernauld 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.Contracting Out (Administration of the Teachers’ Pensions Scheme) Order 2003—It was moved by the Lord Davies of Oldham that the draft Order laid before the House on 28th April be approved; the motion was agreed to.
12.Aviation (Offences) Bill—It was moved by the Lord Corbett of Castle Vale 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.
13.Marine Safety Bill—It was moved by the Lord Donaldson of Lymington 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.
14.Race Relations Act 1976 (Seamen Recruited Abroad) Regulations 2003—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14th May be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
15.Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies Bill—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; 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 76).
16.Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Domestic Infringements) Order 2003—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the draft Order laid before the House on 12th May be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
17.Enterprise Act 2002 (Supply of Services) Order 2003—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the draft Order laid before the House on 12th May be approved; the motion was agreed to.
18.Enterprise Act 2002 (Anticipated Mergers) Order 2003—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the draft Order laid before the House on 29th April be approved; the motion was agreed to.

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19.Enterprise Act 2002 (Protection of Legitimate Interests) Order 2003—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the draft Order laid before the House on 29th April be approved; the motion was agreed to.
20.Uncertificated Securities (Amendment) (Eligible Debt Securities) Regulations 2003—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6th May be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
21.Release of Short-Term Prisoners on Licence (Amendment of Requisite Period) Order 2003—It was moved by the Lord Davies of Oldham that the draft Order laid before the House on 10th April be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
22.Referral Orders (Amendment of Referral Conditions) Regulations 2003—It was moved by the Lord Davies of Oldham that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 1st May be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at twenty one minutes before two o’clock
to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.