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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 19° Decembris 2002

The House met at eleven o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.

Judicial Business

1.  Regina v. Johnstone (Respondent) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))—The petition of the British Phonographic Industry praying for leave to intervene in the said appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

Papers

2.  Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Inland Revenue—Report for 2001-02 of the Inland Revenue;    (5706)

    2.  Departmental Performance—Autumn Performance Report 2002 of the Cabinet Office.    (5732)

3.  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 (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;

    2.  Draft Audit and Accountability (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

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

    1.  Teachers’ Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2002, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972;  (3058)

    2.    (i)  Police (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2002—    (3162)

      (ii)  Special Constables (Amendment) Regulations 2002—  (3180)

      laid under the Police Act 1996;

    3.    (i)  School Companies (Private Finance Initiative Companies) Regulations 2002—    (3177)

      (ii)  Education (Pupil Exclusions and Appeals) (Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2002—  (3178)

      (iii)  Education (Pupil Exclusions and Appeals) (Pupil Referral Units) (England) Regulations 2002—  (3179)

      laid under the Education Act 2002;

    4.  Police (Recruitment) (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2002, laid under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000.  (—)

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

    1.  Proposal for a draft Order in Council: Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000;

    2.    (i)  Report and Accounts for 2001-02 of the Debt Management Office—

      (ii)  Accounts for 2001-02 of the Consolidated Fund and National Loans Fund—

      laid under the National Loans Act 1968;

    3.  Report and Accounts for 2001-02 of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Marshall Aid Commemoration Act 1953;

    4.  Accounts for 2001-02 of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998;

    5.  Statement for 2001-02 of the Film Council Lottery Distribution Account, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993;

    6.  Statement for 2001-02 of the Wool Textile Industry (Export Promotion Levy) Account, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947;

    7.  Statement for 2001-02 of the Insolvency Services Account and the Insolvency Services Investment Account, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Insolvency Act 1986;

    8.  Report and Accounts for 2001-02 of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Merseyside Museums and Galleries Order 1986;

    9.  Statement for 2001-02 of the Scottish Screen National Lottery Distribution Fund Account, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993;

    10.  Accounts for 2000-01 of the following Education Action Zones, together with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General:

      (i)  Derby North East—

      (ii)  Dingle Granby Toxteth—

      (iii)  East Cleveland—

      (iv)  Speke Garston—

      (v)  Withernsea—

      laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;

    11.  Accounts for 2001-02 of the following Education Action Zones, together with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General:

      (i)  Bridgwater—

      (ii)  Bristol—

      (iii)  East Brighton—

      (iv)  Ellesmere Port—

      (v)  Kent-Somerset—

      (vi)  New Addington—

      (vii)  North Southwark—

      (viii)  Preston—

      (ix)  Wakefield—

      (x)  Withernsea—

      (xi)  Wythenshawe—

      laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;

    12.    (i)  Report and Accounts for 2001-02 of the National History Museum, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

      (ii)  Report and Accounts for 2001-02 of the National Museum of Science and Industry, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

      laid under the Museums and Galleries Act 1992.

Select Committee Report

6.  European Union Committee—It was ordered that the evidence on the Convention on the Future of Europe taken on 8th October be printed. (HL Paper 33)

Public Business

7.  Crime (International Co-operation) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton, on behalf of the Lord Filkin, that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to which the Crime (International Co-operation) Bill [HL] has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 15
Schedule 1
Clauses 16 to 31
Schedule 2
Clauses 32 to 55

Schedule 3
Clauses 56 to 90
Schedules 4 and 5
Clauses 91 to 94;

    the motion was agreed to.

8.  Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Privy Seal (Lord Williams of Mostyn) that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to which the Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL] has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 20
Schedule 1
Clause 21
Schedule 2

Clauses 22 to 26
Schedule 3
Clauses 27 and 28;

    the motion was agreed to.

9.  Licensing Bill [HL]—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed after clause 6 stood part.

10.  Regulatory Reform (Special Occasions Licensing) Order 2002—It was moved by the Baroness Blackstone that the draft Regulatory Reform Order laid before the House on 17th December be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

11.  Supply of Beer (Tied Estate) (Revocation) Order 2002—It was moved by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville that the draft Order laid before the House on 21st November be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

12.  Flexible Working (Procedural Requirements) Regulations 2002—It was moved by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21st November be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

13.  Companies (Fees) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2002—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21st November be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

14.  Regulatory Reform (Removal of 20 Member Limit in Partnerships etc.) Order 2002—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the draft Regulatory Reform Order laid before the House on 24th October be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at four minutes before five o’clock

to Tuesday 7th January next, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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