HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Mercurii 4° Junii 2003
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.
1. Leave of AbsenceLeave of absence was granted to the Lord Chancellor for Wednesday 11th June.
2. Sheldrake (Respondent) v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Appellant) (Criminal Appeal from Her Majestys High Court of Justice)The appeal of the Director of Public Prosecutions was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto.
3. Adams (Respondent) v. Bracknell Forest Borough Council (Petitioners)The petition of Bracknell Forest Borough Council praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
4. Regina v. Simpson (Petitioner)The petition of Ian McDonald Simpson praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
5. Regina v. Connor and another (Appellants) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))
6. Regina v. Mirza (Appellant) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))
The Lord Chancellor was joined to the appeals on behalf of the Crown in accordance with section 5 of the Human Rights Act 1998.
7. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
Coroner ServicesReport of a Fundamental Review on Death Certification and Investigation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (5831)
8. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Transportable Pressure Vessels (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974; (1431)
2. Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Furness Railway Trust North London Coach) Exemption Order 2003, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. (1436)
9. GlobalisationIt was moved by the Lord Peston that this House takes note of the Report of the Select Committee on Economic Affairs on Globalisation (First Report, HL Paper 5-I); after debate, the motion was agreed to.
10. Fire Services BillA bill to confer power to set or modify the conditions of service of members of fire brigades and to give directions to fire authorities was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 71)
11. Fire Services BillIt was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 71-EN)
1. 12. Stability and Growth Pact (EUC Report)It was moved by the Lord Radice that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The Stability and Growth Pact (13th Report, HL Paper 72); after debate, the motion was agreed to.
13. Monetary PolicyIt was moved by the Lord Peston that this House takes note of the Report of the Select Committee on Economic Affairs on The MPC and Recent Developments in Monetary Policy (2nd Report, HL Paper 66); the motion was agreed to.
The House was adjourned at nineteen minutes before ten oclock
till tomorrow, eleven oclock.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND COMMITTEE (IN THE MOSES ROOM)
The Committee met at half-past three oclock.
Local Government BillThe bill was further considered in the Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the Committee was adjourned after clause 26 stood part.
The Committee was adjourned at half-past seven oclock.