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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 13° Januarii 2003

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford.

1.  Barony of De Mauley in the Peerage of the United Kingdom—The Lord Chancellor reported that Rupert Charles Ponsonby had established his succession to the Barony of De Mauley in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter the Lord De Mauley on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).

Judicial Business

2.  In re O and N (minors) (FC) (England)—The appeal of Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council and O and N (minors) was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 24th February next (lodged 31st December).

3.  Regina v. Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and another (Respondents) ex parte Morley (FC) (Petitioner)—The petition of Patrick Morley praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged (lodged 6th January).

4.  Lloyds TSB Bank plc (Petitioners) v. Hayward (Respondent)—The petition of Lloyds TSB Bank plc praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

5.  Medina Housing Association Limited (Petitioners) v. Case (Respondent)—The petition of Medina Housing Association Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

6.  Barclays Mercantile Business Finance Limited (Respondents) v. Mawson (Her Majesty’s Inspector of Taxes) (Petitioner)—The petition of John Mawson (Her Majesty’s Inspector of Taxes) praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

7.  R Cruickshank Limited (Petitioners) v. Chief Constable of the Constabulary of the County of Kent (Respondent)—The petition of R Cruickshank Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

8.  Regina v. London Borough of Barnet (Respondents) ex parte G (FC) (Appellant)—

9.  Regina v. London Borough of Lambeth (Respondents) ex parte W (FC) (Appellant)—

10.  Regina v. London Borough of Lambeth (Respondents) ex parte A (FC) (Appellant)—

    (Conjoined Appeals)—

    The appeals were set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 8th January).

11.  Marcic (Respondent) v. Thames Water Utilities Limited (Appellants)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

12.  Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Amin (FC) (Appellant)—The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 19th February next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 7th January).

13.  Malory Enterprises Limited (a company incorporated under the laws of the British Virgin Islands) (Respondents) v. Cheshire Homes (UK) Limited (Appellants) and others and another (Respondent)—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 20th February next (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 9th January).

14.  Regina v. Her Majesty’s Coroner for the Western District of Somerset (Respondent) and another (Appellant) ex parte Middleton (FC) (Respondent)—The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 10th February next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

Papers

15.  Instrument withdrawn—The following instrument, laid before the House on 9th January, was withdrawn:

    Draft Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003.

16.  Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)—The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on the 10th January, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002, laid under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;    (3113)

    2.  Leasehold Reform (Notices) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2002, laid under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954;    (3209)

    3.  Allocation of Housing (England) Regulations 2002, laid under the Housing Act 1996;    (3264)

    4.  Revenue Support Grant (Specific Bodies) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988;    (5)

    5.  National Health Service (Out of Hours Provision of Personal Medical Services and Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;    (26)

    6.  Electronic Communications (Universal Service) Regulations 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.    (33)

17.  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 (British Waterways Board) Order 2003, together with a statement by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

18.  Regulatory Reform—The following order was laid before the House under section 4(2) of the Regulatory Reform Act 2001 and referred to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee:

    Draft Regulatory Reform (Assured Periodic Tenancies) (Rent Increases) Order 2003, together with a statement by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

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

    1.  Police Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Police Pensions Act 1976;    (27)

    2.  Access to the Countryside (Provisional and Conclusive Maps) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000;    (32)

    3.  Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) (Information Centre and Compensation Body) Regulations 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.    (37)

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

    1.  Accounts for 1999-2000 of the Birmingham (Aston and Nechells) Education Action Zone, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998;

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

      (i)  Barrow—

      (ii)  Birmingham (Aston and Nechells)—

      (iii)  Dudley—

      laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;

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

      (i)  Bolton (Ex Breightmet and Tonge)—

      (ii)  Corby—

      (iii)  East Basildon—

      (iv)  East Cleveland—

      (v)  Easington and Seaham—

      (vi)  Halifax—

      (vii)  Lambeth—

      (viii)  Leigh Park—

      (ix)  Peterlee—

      (x)  Plymouth—

      (xi)  Thetford—

      laid under the Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998;

    4.  Accounts for 2001-02 of the Commission for Racial Equality, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Race Relations Act 1976;

    5.  Accounts for 2001-02 of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Army Prize Money and Legacy Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Chelsea Hospital Act 1876;

    6.  Accounts for 2001-02 of the Public Health Laboratory Service Board, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;

    7.  Accounts for 2001-02 of the Sports Council for Northern Ireland’s Lottery Distribution Account, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

21.  Instrument coming into operation before being laid—The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House that he had received, under the proviso to section 4(1) of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946, notification that the following instrument had come into operation before being laid before Parliament, with an explanation thereof; the notification and explanation were ordered to lie on the Table:

    Protection of Animals (Anaesthetics) Amendment Order 2002.  (3215)

Public Business

22.  Public Services (Disruption) Bill [HL]—The bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

23.  Licensing Bill [HL]—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was agreed to (see division list); the House was resumed.

24.  Sudan—The Lord Avebury asked Her Majesty’s Government what help they are giving to secure peace and good governance in Sudan; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Amos.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

25.  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 21 stood part.

The House was adjourned at fourteen minutes past ten o’clock

till tomorrow, 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 half-past three o’clock.

    Crime (International Co-operation) Bill [HL]—The bill was considered in the Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the Committee was adjourned after clause 10 stood part.

The Committee was adjourned at half-past seven o’clock.

 
 
 
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