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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 9° Januarii 2003

The House met at eleven o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of St Albans.

Papers

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

    1.  Draft Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2003, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;

    2.  Draft Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;

    3.  Draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Cattle;

    4.  Draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Pigs.

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

    Prohibition of Keeping or Release of Live Fish (Specified Species) (Amendment) (England) Order 2003, laid under the Import of Live Fish (England and Wales) Act 1980.    (25)

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

    1.  Suppression of Terrorism Act 1978 (Designation of Countries) Order 2003, laid under the Suppression of Terrorism Act 1978;  (6)

    2.  Statement by the Secretary of State for Health and proposal for the draft Community Care Plans (Disapplication) (England) Order 2003, laid under the Local Government Act 2000.

Public Business

4.  Business of the House—It was moved by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal, that Standing Order 41 (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Tuesday next to allow the motion standing in the name of the Baroness Blackstone to be taken after that in the name of the Lord Grenfell; and on Wednesday next to allow the motion standing in the name of the Lord Henley to be taken before that in the name of the Baroness Cumberlege; the motion was agreed to.

5.  National Minimum Wage (Enforcement Notices) Bill [HL]—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported without amendment.

6.  Voting Age (Reduction to 16) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Lucas 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.

7.  High Hedges Bill [HL]—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

8.  High Hedges 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 and the bill was reported without amendment.

9.  Public Services (Disruption) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Campbell of Alloway that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

10.  Health (Wales) Bill—A bill to make provision about Community Health Councils in Wales; to establish and make provision about the Wales Centre for Health; and to make provision for the establishment of, and otherwise about, Health Professions Wales was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 17)

11.  Health (Wales) Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 17-EN)

12.  Public Health Laboratory Service—The Baroness Finlay of Llandaff asked Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to preserve the expertise and quality of the Public Health Laboratory Service; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.

13.  Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL]—The bill was reported from the Grand Committee with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 18)

14.  Soap and detergent industry—The Lord Harrison asked Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote the well-being and competitiveness of the United Kingdom’s soap and detergent industry; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville.

The House was adjourned at twenty-five minutes past seven o’clock

to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

  Cler: Parliamentor:

APPENDIX

PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND COMMITTEE (IN COMMITTEE ROOMS 3A AND 4B)

The Committee met at a quarter before four o’clock.

    Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL]—The bill was further considered in the Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was agreed to; it was ordered that the bill be reported with amendments.

The Committee was adjourned at four minutes past six o’clock.

 
 
 
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