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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Mercurii 30° Aprilis 2003

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Truro.

Judicial Business

1.  Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) ex parte Mullen (Respondent)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

2.  Campbell (Appellant) v. MGN Limited (Respondents)—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 21st May next (the agent for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

Papers

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

    1.  European Community—Statement by HM Treasury on the 2003 European Community Budget and measures to counter fraud and financial mismanagement;    (5800)

    2.  Museums and Galleries—Minute from the Ministry of Defence on the gifting of historic aircraft to the Royal Air Force Museum for onward loan to the Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Building Trust.    (—)

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

    1.  Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Collective Investment Schemes) (Designated Countries and Territories) Order 2003, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;  (1181)

    2.  Statutory Paternity Pay (Adoption) and Statutory Adoption Pay (Adoptions from Overseas) (Administration) Regulations 2003, laid under the Employment Act 2002;     (1192)

    3.  (i)  Statutory Paternity Pay (Adoption) and Statutory Adoption Pay (Adoptions from Overseas) (Persons Abroad and Mariners) Regulations 2003—  (1193)

      (ii)  Statutory Paternity Pay (Adoption) and Statutory Adoption Pay (Adoptions from Overseas) (No. 2) Regulations 2003—  (1194)

      laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.

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

    1.  Law Commission Report: Children: Their Non-Accidental Death or Serious Injury (Criminal Trials), laid under the Law Commissions Act 1965;

    2.  Report for 2002 of the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee, laid under the Transport Act 1985.

Public Business

6.  Business of the House—It was moved by the Lord Privy Seal (Lord Williams of Mostyn) that the debates on the motions in the names of the Lord Morris of Manchester and the Lord Pendry set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours; the motion was agreed to.

7.  Disabled people (2½-hour debate)—It was moved by the Lord Morris of Manchester that there be laid before the House papers relating to initiatives to enhance the well-being and status of people with disabilities in the context of the European Year of Disabled People and the Charter for the New Millennium for disabled people worldwide; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

8.  Tourism (2½-hour debate)—It was moved by the Lord Pendry that there be laid before the House papers relating to the place of tourism in the United Kingdom economy; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

9.  Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 57-EN)

10.  MRSA in hospitals—The Lord Ashley of Stoke asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any new proposals for dealing with methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in hospitals; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Andrews.

The House was adjourned at nineteen minutes past nine o’clock

till tomorrow, eleven o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

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