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Die Veneris 6° Junii 2003

The House met at eleven o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.

Judicial Business

1.  Simms (Respondent) v. Oakes (Petitioner)—The petition of Brenda Oakes praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented without payment of the fee, such fee having been waived by the Appeal Committee pursuant to Standing Order XIII; the said petition was referred to an Appeal Committee.

2.  South Ayrshire Council (Appellants) v. Milligan (Respondent) (Scotland)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

3.  Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (Appellant) v. Frid (Respondent) (Civil Appeal from Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 5th June).


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

    Environment—Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.    (5833)

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

    1.  Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Sponsorship) Transitional (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002;    (1415)

    2.  Education (Additional Secondary School Proposals) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Education Act 2002;    (1421)

    3.  Contaminants in Food (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;    (1478)

    4.  Local Authorities (Code of Conduct) (Local Determination) Regulations 2003, laid under the Local Government Act 2000.    (1483)

Public Business

6.  Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Joffe that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at three minutes before six o’clock

to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.


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