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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

HOUSE OF LORDS

Session Commencing

13th November

2002

HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Mercurii 13° Novembris 2002

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

1.  Queen’s Speech—The Queen being seated on the Throne, and the Commons being at the Bar with their Speaker, Her Majesty was pleased to make a Most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, and then retired.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed at half-past three o’clock.

    PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

2.  Members of the House—It was ordered that a list of members of the House, prepared by the Clerk of the Parliaments, be printed. (HL Paper 1)

3.  Select Vestries Bill—The Bill was presented by the Lord Privy Seal (Lord Williams of Mostyn) and read a first time pro forma.

4.  Queen’s Speech—The Queen’s Speech was reported by the Lord Chancellor; then it was moved by the Baroness Turner of Camden that an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty as follows—

    Most Gracious Sovereign,

      We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg leave to thank Your Majesty for the most gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

    After the motion had been seconded by the Lord Alli, the debate thereupon was adjourned till tomorrow.

5.  Chairman of Committees—The Lord Brabazon of Tara was appointed nemine dissentiente to take the Chair in all Committees for this Session.

6.  Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees—The Lord Grenfell was appointed Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees for this Session nemine dissentiente.

7.  Stoppages in the Streets—It was ordered that the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis do take care that during the Session of Parliament the passages through the streets leading to this House be kept free and open; and that no obstruction be permitted to hinder the passage of the Lords to and from this House; and that no disorder be allowed in Westminster Hall, or in the passages leading to this House, during the sitting of Parliament; and that there be no annoyance therein or thereabouts; and that the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House do communicate this Order to the Commissioner aforesaid.

8.  Hereditary peers: by-elections—The Clerk of the Parliaments laid on the Table pursuant to Standing Order 10(5) a register of hereditary peers (other than peers of Ireland) who wish to stand in any by-election for membership of the House held in accordance with s. 2(4) of the House of Lords Act 1999; it was ordered that the register be printed. (HL Paper 2)

Judicial Business

9.  Appeal Committees—Two Appeal Committees were appointed pursuant to Standing Order.

10.  Appellate Committees—Two Appellate Committees were appointed pursuant to Standing Order.

Papers

11.  Command Papers—The following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on the dates shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Radio—Exchange of notes between the United Kingdom and Thailand concerning the reciprocal granting of licences to amateur radio operators; (8th November)  (5670)

    2.  Competition—Report from the Competition Commission on the proposed merger of Vivendi Water UK plc and First Aqua (JVCo) limited; (8th November)  (5681)

    3.  Prisoners—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Suriname on the Transfer of Prisoners. (13th November)  (5679)

12.  Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)—The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on the dates shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:


Title, etc.

S.I. No.
2002

Date of
Laying

Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2002, laid under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994;

2742

8th November

Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2002, laid under the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995;

2778

8th November

Education (London Residuary Body) (Property Transfer) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2002, laid under the Education Reform Act 1998;

2760

8th November

(i)  Financing of Maintained Schools (England) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2002—

2763

8th November

(ii)  Hackney Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2002—

2764

8th November

(iii)  North East Derbyshire Coalfields Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2002—

2765

8th November

(iv)  Southend Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2002—

2766

8th November

(v)  Telford and Wrekin Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2002—

2767

8th November

(vi)  Dudley Partnership for Achievement Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2002—

2768

8th November

(vii)  Widening Horizons—North Islington Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2002—

2769

8th November

(viii)  East Manchester Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2002—

2770

8th November

(ix)  Wythenshawe Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2002—

2771

8th November

(x)  New Horizons Kent-Somerset Virtual Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2002—

2772

8th November

(xi)  Wednesbury Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2002—

2773

8th November

(xii)  Hastings and St Leonards Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2002—

2774

8th November

(xiii)  Heart of Slough Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2002—

2775

8th November

laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;

    

Removal and Disposal of Vehicles (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2002, laid under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;

2777

11th November

(i)  Magistrates’ Courts (Sex Offender Orders) Rules 2002—

2782

11th November

(ii)  Magistrates’ Courts (Anti-Social Behaviour Orders) Rules 2002—

2784

11th November

laid under the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980;

  

11th November

Crown Court (Amendment) Rules 2002, laid under the Supreme Court Act 1981;

2783

11th November

Criminal Defence Service (General) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2002, laid under the Access to Justice Act 1999;

2785

11th November

13.  Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Draft Access to Justice Act 1999 (Solicitors’ Practising Certificates) Order 2002;

    2.  Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Statutory Powers of Stop and Search) Order 2002, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

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

    1.  Report and Accounts for 2001-02 of the Home Grown Cereals Authority laid under the Cereals Marketing Act 1965;

    2.  Report and Accounts for 2001-02 of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Lottery Act etc. 1993.

The House was adjourned at a quarter before five o’clock

till tomorrow, eleven o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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