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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 10° Decembris 2002

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Guildford.

Judicial Business

1.  Kirin-Amgen Inc and others (Respondents) v. Hoechst Marion Roussel Limited and others (Petitioners)—The petition of Hoechst Marion Roussel Limited, Hoechst Marion Roussel Inc and Transkaryotic Therapies Inc praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 25th November).

2.  Official Receiver (Appellant) v. Wadge Rapps & Hunt (a firm) and another and two other actions—It was ordered that the appellant be allowed to prosecute the appeal without giving the usual security for costs as required by Standing Order (lodged 2nd October).

Papers

3.  Regulatory Reform—The following order was laid before the House under section 6(1) of the Regulatory Reform Act 2001 and referred to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee:

    Draft Regulatory Reform (Schemes under Section 129 of the Housing Act 1988) (England) Order 2003, together with a Statement by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

4.  Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  State Pension Credit (Consequential, Transitional and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2002, laid under the State Pension Credit Act 2002;  (3019)

    2.  Non-Domestic Rating Contributions (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2002, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988;  (3021)

    3.  Tax Credits (Administrative Arrangements) Regulations 2002, laid under the Tax Credits Act 2002;  (3036)

    4.  Port of Larne (Pilotage Functions) Order 2002, laid under the Pilotage Act 1987;  (3037)

    5.  Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health (Membership and Procedure) Regulations 2002, laid under the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002;  (3038)

    6.    (i)  Counter Fraud and Security Management Service (Establishment and Constitution) Order 2002—    (3039)

      (ii)  Counter Fraud and Security Management Service Regulations 2002—  (3040)

      laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;

    7.  Tobacco Products (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale) (Safety) Regulations 2002, laid under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.  (3041)

5.  Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Report on the working in 2001 of the Criminal Justice (Terrorism and Conspiracy) Act 1998, laid under that Act;

    2.  Review of Military Use of Baton Rounds in Northern Ireland, 1st January 2001 to 31st October 2002, laid under the Terrorism Act 2000;

    3.  Third report for 2002 by the Oversight Commissioner on progress in implementing the recommendations of the Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland, laid under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000.

Select Committee Reports

6.  Statutory Instruments—The 4th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instrument:

      Draft Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (Amendment of section 46(1)) Order 2002;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 18)

7.  House Committee—The First Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 19)

Private Business

8.  London Development Agency Bill—The bill was read a second time and committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee.

Public Business

9.  Greater London Authority Act 1999 (Repeal) Bill [HL]—A bill to repeal the Greater London Authority Act 1999 was presented by the Lord Ampthill, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 16)

10.  Consolidated Fund Bill—A bill to authorise the use of resources for the service of the years ending on 31st March 2003 and 2004 and to apply certain sums out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the years ending on 31st March 2003 and 2004 was brought from the Commons endorsed with the certificate of the Speaker that the bill is a money bill and read a first time.

11.  Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill—A bill to modify limits on non-operating appropriations in aid set for the year that ended with 31st March 2002 was brought from the Commons endorsed with the certificate of the Speaker that the bill is a money bill and read a first time.

12.  Business of the House—It was moved by the Lord Privy Seal (Lord Williams of Mostyn) that the debates on the motions in the names of the Lord Peyton of Yeovil and the Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes set down for tomorrow shall each be limited to 2½ hours; the motion was agreed to.

13.  Budget Report—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that this House takes note with approval of Her Majesty’s Government’s assessment as set out in the Pre-Budget Report 2002 for the purposes of section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

14.  National Minimum Wage (Enforcement Notices) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville 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.

15.  High Hedges Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Baroness Gardner of Parkes 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.

16.  Synodical Government (Amendment) Measure—It was moved by the Lord Bishop of Guildford that this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent; the motion was agreed to.

17.  Church of England (Pensions) Measure—It was moved by the Lord Bishop of Guildford that this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent; the motion was agreed to.

18.  Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Statutory Powers of Stop and Search) Order 2002—It was moved by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton that the draft Order laid before the House on 13th November be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

19.  Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2002—It was moved by the Lord Goldsmith that the draft Order laid before the House on 25th November be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

20.  Jobseeker’s Allowance (Amendment) Regulations 2002—It was moved by the Baroness Hollis of Heigham that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 20th November be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

21.  Social Security Commissioners (Procedure) (Tax Credits Appeals) Regulations 2002—It was moved by the Baroness Hollis of Heigham that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 28th November be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

22.  Tax Credits (Appeals) (No. 2) Regulations 2002—It was moved by the Baroness Hollis of Heigham that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 28th November be approved; the motion was agreed to.

23.  Gibraltar—The Lord Thomas of Swynnerton asked Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to resolve the problem of Gibraltar; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Amos.

The House was adjourned at twenty-six minutes before ten o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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