House of Lords Journal 236 (Session 2002-03)


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Friday 12 September 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.
Ahmed, L.
Ampthill, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Ashdown of Norton-sub-
Hamdon, L.
Astor, V.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Barker, B.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Berkeley, L.
Bhatia, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Blackstone, B.
Blatch, B.
Brabazon of Tara, 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.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carter, L.
Chadlington, L.
Chorley, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Coe, L.
Colwyn, L.
Condon, L.
Cooke of Thorndon, L.
Craig of Radley, L.
Currie of Marylebone, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Dixon, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Donoughue, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Dubs, L.
Eatwell, L.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Ezra, L.
Falkender, B.
Falkland, V.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Finlay of Llandaff, B.
Fitt, L.
Fookes, B.
Freeman, L.
Gale, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Glentoran, L.
Golding, B.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Greengross, B.
Grocott, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Hayman, B.
Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Chesterton, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Jacobs, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jellicoe, E.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Jordan, L.
Kilclooney, L.
Kimball, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Knight of Collingtree, B.
Laird, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lipsey, L.
Liverpool, E.
Livsey of Talgarth, L.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
Lucas, L.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Marsh, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Mishcon, L.
Mitchell, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monson, L.
Morris of Aberavon, L.

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Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Moynihan, L.
Naseby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Norfolk, D.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
Northover, B.
Oxburgh, L.
Palmer, L.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Paul, L.
Peston, L.
Peterborough, Bp.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Prys-Davies, L.
Quinton, L.
Quirk, L.
Radice, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Rawlings, B.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.
Rennard, L.
Richard, L.
Roper, L.
Rosslyn, E.
Russell, E.
Russell-Johnston, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St. John of Fawsley, L.
Sandberg, L.
Sawyer, L.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Selsdon, L.
Sheldon, L.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Skidelsky, L.
Slim, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Stern, B.
Stevens of Ludgate, L.
Stewartby, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Sutherland of Houndwood, L.
Swinfen, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Thornton, B.
Tope, L.
Trumpington, B.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Waddington, L.
Wakeham, L.
Walmsley, B.
Warnock, B.
Weatherill, L.
Whitaker, B.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williams of Mostyn, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough.

Papers

1.Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Exports—Government Response to the Reports from the House of Commons Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry Select Committees, Strategic Export Controls: Annual Report for 2001, Licensing Policy and Parliamentary Scrutiny;
 (5943)
2.Immigration—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Bulgaria on the Readmission of Persons and Protocol for the implementation of the Agreement, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.
 (5966)
2.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2003, laid under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994;
 (2335)
2.State Pension Credit (Transitional and Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Regulations 2003, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;
 (2274)
3.Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (State Pension Credit and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2003, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.
 (2275)

Public Business

3.Business of the House—It was moved by the Lord President (Lord Williams of Mostyn) that Standing Order 47 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Monday next to allow the Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission etc.) Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day; the motion was agreed to.
4.Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) Bill—It was moved by the Lord Redesdale 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.
5.Legal Deposit Libraries Bill—It was moved by the Lord Tope 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.
6.Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission etc.) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord President (Lord Williams of Mostyn) 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.

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7.Sustainable Energy Bill—It was moved by the Baroness Maddock 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.Household Waste Recycling Bill—It was moved by the Baroness Gale 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.
9.Female Genital Mutilation Bill—It was moved by the Baroness Rendell of Babergh 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.Patients’ Protection Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time; amendments were agreed to; then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

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