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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 6° Martii 2003

The House met at eleven o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Rochester.

1.  Royal Assent—The Lord Speaker (Lord Brabazon of Tara) notified the Queen’s Assent to the following Acts and Measures:

Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Actc.1
London Development Agency Actc.i
Synodical Government (Amendment) MeasureNo.1
Church of England (Pensions) MeasureNo. 2

Judicial Business

2.  Habton Farms (an unlimited company) (Respondents) v. Nimmo (Petitioner) and another—The petition of Christopher Nimmo praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

3.  Regina v. Randall (Respondent)—The petition of the Crown Prosecution Service praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

4.  Gregg (FC) (Appellant) v. Scott (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 16th April next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 5th March).

5.  Appeal Committee—The 31st Report was made; the Appeal Committee reported that they had met and had heard Counsel; the report was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Lagden (Respondent) v. O’Connor (Petitioner) (formerly Clark (Respondent) v. Tull (t/a Ardington Electrical Services) (Petitioner) and four other actions)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 20th March.

    Celtec Limited (Petitioners) v. Astley and others (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be given in order to allow the cause to be referred to the European Court of Justice; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 20th March.

    Jackson and another (Petitioners) v. Royal Bank of Scotland (Respondents)—That leave to present an appeal be given notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order I has expired; that security for costs be waived; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 20th March.

    In re McFarland (AP) (Petitioner) (Northern Ireland)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 20th March.

Papers

6.  Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Draft Town and Country Planning (Electronic Communications) (England) Order 2003, laid under the Electronic Communications Act 2000, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

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

    1.  Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order 2003, laid under the Scotland Act 1998;    (407)

    2.  Fish Labelling (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;    (461)

    3.  Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment Regulations 2003, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;    (470)

    4.  Housing (Right to Buy) (Limits on Discount) (Amendment) Order 2003, laid under the Housing Act 1985;    (498)

    5.  (i)  Social Fund Maternity and Funeral Expenses (General) Amendment Regulations 2003—  (471)

      (ii)  Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (Application of Parts 12ZA and 12ZB to Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2003—  (499)

      laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;

    6.  Dual-Use Items (Export Control) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the European Communities 1972;    (504)

    7.    (i)  Health Protection Agency (Yr Asiantaeth Diogelu Iechyd) (Establishment) Order 2003—    (505)

      (ii)  Health Protection Agency (Yr Asiantaeth Diogelu Iechyd) Regulations 2003—     (506)

      laid under the National Health Service Act 1977.

    8.  Juvenile Justice Board (Transfer of Functions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003, laid under the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998;    (—)

    9.  Valuation for Rating (Docks) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003, laid under the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977;    (—)

    10.  Statute made by Hertford College, Oxford, on 10th October 2001, laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923.    (—)

Public Business

8.  Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to (see division lists 1 and 2); further amendments were agreed to; a privilege amendment was agreed to; then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

9.  Water Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton, on behalf of the Lord Whitty, that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Grand Committee.

10.  Women—The Baroness Gould of Potternewton asked Her Majesty’s Government what barriers remain to women’s full participation in the political, economic and social life of the country; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal.

The House was adjourned at nineteen minutes before eight o’clock

till tomorrow, eleven o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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