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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 5° Junii 2003

The House met at eleven o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.

Judicial Business

1.  Regina v. Specialist Training Authority of the Medical Royal Colleges (Respondents) ex parte Lambiris (Petitioner)—The petition of Athanassios Lambiris praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

2.  Her Majesty’s Commissioners of Customs and Excise (Petitioners) v. Electronic Data Systems Limited (Respondents)—The petition of Her Majesty’s Commissioners of Customs and Excise praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

Papers

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

    Government Departments—Government Response to the report of the House of Commons Select Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on its Departmental Report and Estimates for 2002.    (5841)

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

    1.  Draft Release of Short-Term Prisoners on Licence (Repeal of Age Restriction) Order 2003, laid under the Criminal Justice Act 1991, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;

    2.  Draft Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Juxtaposed Controls) Order 2003, laid under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;

    3.    (i)  Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) (Amendment) Order 2003, together with an Explanatory Memorandum—

      (ii)  Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Exemption) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2003, together with an Explanatory Memorandum—

      (iii)  Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 1) Order 2003, together with an Explanatory Memorandum—  (1475)

      (iv)  Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2003, together with an Explanatory Memorandum—  (1476)

      laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;

    4.  Draft Insolvency Act 1986 (Amendment) (Administrative Receivership and Urban Regeneration etc.) Order 2003, laid under the Insolvency Act 1986, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

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

    1.  Land Registration Rules 2003, laid under the Land Registration Act 2002;  (1417)

    2.  Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations 2003, laid under the Police Act 1997;  (1418)

    3.  Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971;  (1432)

    4.  Insolvency Act 1986 (Amendment) (Administrative Receivership and Capital Market Arrangements) Order 2003, laid under the Insolvency Act 1986;  (1468)

1.  5.  (i)  Insurance Mediation Directive (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2003—   (1473)

      (ii)     Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Misleading Statements and Practices) (Amendment) Order 2003—  (1474)

      laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;

    6.  Highways, Crime Prevention etc. (Special Extinguishment and Special Diversion Orders) Regulations 2003, laid under the Highways Act 1980.    (1479)

Select Committee Report

6.  European Union—The 27th Report from the Select Committee, Government Responses: Mid-Term Review of the Common Agricultural Policy: External Implications; and The Future Status of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 114).

Public Business

7.  Communications Bill—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.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

8.  Communications Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 73)

9.  Railways and Transport Safety Bill—The bill was reported from the Grand Committee without amendment.

10.  European Union (Accessions) Bill—A bill to make provision consequential on the treaty concerning the accession of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic to the European Union, signed at Athens on 16th April 2003; and to make provision in relation to the entitlement of nationals of certain acceding States to enter or reside in the United Kingdom as workers was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 72)

11.  European Union (Accessions) Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 72-EN).

12.  Gypsies and travellers—The Lord Avebury asked Her Majesty’s Government what they intend to do to address the social deprivation of Gypsies and travellers; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Evans of Temple Guiting.

The House was adjourned at a quarter past nine o’clock

till tomorrow, eleven o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

  Cler: Parliamentor:

APPENDIX

PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND COMMITTEE (IN THE MOSES ROOM)

The Committee met at a quarter before four o’clock.

    Railways and Transport Safety Bill—The bill was further considered in the Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; it was ordered that the bill be reported without amendment.

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

 
 
 
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