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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 24° Martii 2003

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Manchester.

Judicial Business

1.  Neave (Petitioner) v. Neave (Respondent)—The petition of Hugh George Andrew John Neave praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

2.  Cowan (Petitioner) v. Cowan (Respondent)—The petition of Jacqueline Ann Cowan praying that the order of the House of 19th November 2001 (refusing leave to appeal) be vacated and that leave to appeal be granted was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

3.  Appeal Committee—The following Orders were made pursuant to the 30th Report:

    Hendricks (Respondent) v. Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis (Petitioner)—That the petition be referred for hearing.

    R Cruickshank Limited (Petitioners) v. Chief Constable of the Constabulary of the County of Kent (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for his costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Hilton (Petitioner) v. Barker Booth and Eastwood (a firm) (Respondents)—That the petition be referred for hearing.

    Criterion Properties plc (Petitioners) v. Stratford UK Properties llc (Respondents) and others—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 7th April next.

Papers

4.  Instrument withdrawn—The following instrument, laid before the House on 18th March, was withdrawn:

    Draft Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) Rules 2003.

5.  Command Paper—The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Corruption—Draft Legislation on Corruption.    (5777)

6.  Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)—The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 21st March, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Air Force Act 1955 (Part 1) Regulations 2001 (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Air Force Act 1955;    (786)

    2.  Merchant Shipping (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995;    (788)

    3.  Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.    (812)

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

    1.  Draft Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) Rules 2003, laid under the Special Immigration Appeals Commission Act 1997, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;

2.  Draft Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

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

    1.  Income-related Benefits and Jobseeker’s Allowance (Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;  (770)

    2.  Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2003, laid under the Consumer Protection Act 1987;  (835)

    3.  Departments (Transfer of Functions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000.  (—)

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

    1.  Report and Accounts for 2001-02 of the Department for Employment and Learning of Northern Ireland, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000;

    2.  Amendment to the Queen’s Regulations for the Royal Air Force, laid under the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917;

    3.  Police (Revocation of Secretary of State’s Objectives) Order 2003, laid under the Police Act 1996.    (830)

Private Business

10.  London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.

Public Business

11.  Corruption—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the Commons message of 11th March be now considered, and that a Committee of seven Lords be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Commons, to consider and report on any draft Corruption Bill presented to both Houses by a Minister of the Crown;

    That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the Lords following be named of the Committee:

L. Bernstein of Craigweil
L. Campbell-Savours
L. Carlisle of Bucklow
B. Scott of Needham Market

L. Slynn of Hadley
L. Waddington
B. Whitaker;

    That the Committee have power to agree with the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;

    That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

    That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

    That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;

    That the reports of the Committee from time to time shall be printed, notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;

    That the Committee do report no later than four months after the presentation of any such draft bill;

    And that the Committee do meet with the Committee appointed by the Commons today at half past four o’clock in Committee Room 3A;

    the motion was agreed to; and a message was ordered to be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.

12.  Voting Age (Reduction to 16) Bill [HL]The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.

13.  Regional Assemblies (Preparations) BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed for a statement; the House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; further amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 and 2); the House was resumed.

14.  Corruption—A message was brought from the Commons that they have ordered the Committee appointed by them to meet with the Lords Committee today at half-past four o’clock, as proposed by this House.

15.  Local Authorities (Charges for Specified Welfare Services) (England) Regulations 2003It was moved by the Lord Evans of Temple Guiting that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 4th March be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

16.  Regulatory Reform (Housing Management Agreements) Order 2003It was moved by the Lord Evans of Temple Guiting that the draft Regulatory Reform Order laid before the House on 24th February be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

17.  Regulatory Reform (Schemes under Section 129 of the Housing Act 1988) (England) Order 2003It was moved by the Lord Evans of Temple Guiting that the draft Regulatory Reform Order laid before the House on 11th March be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

18.  Town and Country Planning (Electronic Communications) (England) Order 2003It was moved by the Lord Evans of Temple Guiting that the draft Order laid before the House on 6th March be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

19.  Paternity and Adoption Leave (Adoption from Overseas) Regulations 2003It was moved by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 24th February be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

20.  Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Section 80B to Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2003It was moved by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 24th February be approved; the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

21.  Regional Assemblies (Preparations) BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was moved and, on question, tellers for the contents not having been appointed, the amendment was disagreed to pursuant to Standing Order 54; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with an amendment; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 49)

The House was adjourned at twenty-three minutes past two o’clock

in the morning of Tuesday 25th March

till later the same day, half-past two o’clock in the afternoon.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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