House of Lords Journal 236 (Session 2002-03)


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Friday 14 November 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.
Arran, E.
Ashdown of Norton-sub-
Hamdon, L.
Ashley of Stoke, L.
Attlee, E.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Berkeley, L.
Bhatia, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bradshaw, L.
Brennan, L.
Brett, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Burlison, L.
Buscombe, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Carter, L.
Chalfont, L.
Chorley, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Colwyn, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Cox, B.
Craig of Radley, L.
Crickhowell, L.
Dahrendorf, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Dholakia, L.
Dixon, 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.
Falkland, V.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Fitt, L.

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Flather, B.
Freyberg, L.
Gale, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geddes, L.
Geraint, L.
Glentoran, L.
Golding, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Greengross, B.
Hamwee, B.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Haskel, L.
Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
Hooper, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Chesterton, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Jacobs, L.
Jay of Paddington, B.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kingsland, L.
Lang of Monkton, L.
Lawson of Blaby, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Linklater of Butterstone, B.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
Lucas, L.
Luke, L.
McAlpine of West Green, L.
McCarthy, L.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McNally, L.
Marsh, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Mishcon, L.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Moynihan, L.
Newby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Noakes, B.
Northesk, E.
Northover, B.
O’Cathain, B.
Palmer, L.
Parekh, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Pendry, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rees, L.
Rennard, L.
Richard, L.
Roper, L.
Russell-Johnston, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St. John of Fawsley, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Sewel, L.
Sheldon, L.
Simon, V.
Skelmersdale, L.
Slim, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Southwark, Bp.
Stern, B.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Sutherland of Houndwood, L.
Swinfen, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thornton, B.
Tope, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Waddington, L.
Walmsley, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Whitaker, B.
Wigoder, L.
Wilcox, B.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Derby.

1.Lord Wallace of Coslany—The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House that Lord Wallace of Coslany, a member of the House, had died on 11th November 2003.

Judicial Business

2.Regina v. Immigration Officer at Prague Airport and another (Respondents) ex parte European Roma Rights Centre and another (FC) and another and others (FC) (Appellants)—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 25th December next or to the third sitting day after the next ensuing meeting of the House (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 13th November).

Papers

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

Regulatory Impact—Regulatory Impact Assessments published between January and June 2003.

(5981)

4.Negative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

Merchant Shipping (Merchant Navy Reserve) (Revocation) Regulations 2003, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995.

(2861)

5.Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2003—It was moved by the Lord Davies of Oldham that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15th October be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

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6.Telephone Number Exclusion (Domain Names and Internet Addresses) Order 2003—It was moved by the Lord Evans of Temple Guiting that the draft Order laid before the House on 3rd November be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
7.Bus services—The Lord Bradshaw asked Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for stimulating growth in the numbers of passengers using bus services; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Bassam of Brighton.

The House was adjourned at a quarter past one o’clock
to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.