House of Lords Journal 236 (Session 2002-03)


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Friday 4 July 2003

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:


Ackner, L.
Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Ahmed, L.
Alderdice, L.
Alli, L.
Ampthill, L.
Andrews, B.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Astor, V.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Barker, B.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Berkeley, L.
Bhatia, L.
Billingham, B.
Black of Crossharbour, L.
Blackstone, B.
Blatch, B.
Bledisloe, V.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bragg, L.
Brennan, L.
Brett, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Burlison, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Carter, L.
Chalfont, L.
Chandos, V.
Chorley, L.
Clarke Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cockfield, L.
Condon, L.
Cooke of Thorndon, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Courtown, E.
Cox, B.
Craigavon, V.
Cuckney, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Dholakia, L.
Donoughue, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Dubs, L.
Eatwell, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Falkland, V.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Filkin, L.
Finlay of Llandaff, B.
Fitt, L.
Fookes, B.
Fowler, L.
Freeman, L.
Freyberg, L.
Gale, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Glentoran, L.
Goodhart, L.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Greaves, L.
Grocott, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Haskel, L.
Hayman, B.
Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
Hoffmann, L.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Inge, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jellicoe, E.
Joffe, L.
Kilclooney, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Knight of Collingtree, B.
Laird, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lawson of Blaby, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Listowel, E.
Lucas, L.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McCluskey, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McNally, L.
Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Marsh, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
May of Oxford, L.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Milner of Leeds, L.
Mishcon, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monson, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Moynihan, L.
Newby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.
Nickson, L.
Noakes, B.
Northesk, E.
Northover, B.
Oxburgh, L.
Palmer, L.
Palumbo, L.
Parekh, L.
Patel, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Pendry, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Portsmouth, Bp.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rennard, L.
Renton, L.
Richard, L.
Rix, L.
Russell, E.
Russell-Johnston, L.
Sainsbury of Turville, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St. John of Fawsley, L.
Sandberg, L.
Sawyer, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Sheldon, L.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Skidelsky, L.
Slim, V.
Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
Stern, B.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Swinfen, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Thomas of Swynnerton, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Thornton, B.
Tope, L.
Tordoff, L.
Trumpington, B.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Vivian, L.

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Waddington, L.
Walmsley, B.
Warnock, B.
Watson of Invergowrie, L.
Weatherill, L.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Whitaker, B.
Wigoder, L.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Winston, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Portsmouth.

Judicial Business

1.Lagden (Respondent) v. O’Connor (Appellant)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
2.Davidson (AP) (Respondent) v. Scottish Ministers (Appellants) (Scotland)—The respondent’s legal aid certificate was lodged.

Papers

3.Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Biological Weapons—Government Response to the Fifth Report of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on Biological Weapons;
 (5857)
2.Commercial Debts—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Nigeria concerning certain Commercial Debts;
 (5862)
3.Contingent Liabilities—Report on Contingent Liabilities Relating to the Royal Armouries.
 (—)
4.Negative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

(1684)

5.Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

Report and Accounts for 2002–03 of the Pensions Compensation Board, laid under the Pensions Act 1995, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General.

Public Business

6.Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Port Waste Reception Facilities) Regulations 2003—It was moved by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19th June be approved; the motion was agreed to.
7.Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers) Bill—It was moved by the Baroness Pitkeathley 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.
8.Community Care Plans (Disapplication) (England) Order 2003—It was moved by the Baroness Andrews, on behalf of the Lord Warner, that the draft Order laid before the House on 12th June be approved; the motion was agreed to.
9.Fireworks Bill—It was moved by the Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale 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.
10.Immigration (Provision of Physical Data) Regulations 2003—It was moved by the Lord Evans of Temple Guiting that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 12th June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
11.Asylum (Designated States) (No. 2) Order 2003—It was moved by the Lord Filkin that the draft Order laid before the House on 17th June be approved; then it was moved by the Lord Goodhart, as an amendment thereto, at end to insert “but this House regrets that the Order has been introduced before the establishment of an Advisory Panel on Country Information under section 142 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002”; after debate, the amendment was (by leave of the House) withdrawn; then the original motion was agreed to.
12.Official Secrets Act 1989 (Prescription) (Amendment) Order 2003—It was moved by the Lord Filkin that the draft Order laid before the House on 19th June be approved; the motion was agreed to.

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13.Patients’ Protection Bill [HL]—The report was received; amendments were agreed to; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 89)

The House was adjourned at seventeen minutes past four o’clock
to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.