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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 1° Julii 2003

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Blackburn.

Judicial Business

1.  Regina v. Ashworth Hospital Authority (Petitioners) and another ex parte Brogan (Respondent) (England)—The appeal of the Ashworth Hospital Authority was presented and it was ordered, notwithstanding Standing Order VI, that the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 2nd October next.

2.  Regina v. Camberwell Green Youth Court (Respondents) ex parte Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent) (G (by his mother and litigation friend) (FC) (Petitioner) (Interested party)) (Criminal Appeal from Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice)—The appeal of G was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto (lodged 30th June).

3.  Regina v. Secretary of State for Education and Employment and others (Respondents) ex parte Williamson and others (Petitioners)—The petition of Philip Williamson praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

4.  Regina v. Her Majesty’s Coroner for the County of West Yorkshire (Appellant) ex parte Sacker (Respondent)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

5.  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 2nd October next or to the third sitting day after the next ensuing meeting of the House (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

6.  Kirin-Amgen Inc and others (Appellants) v. Hoechst Marion Roussel Limited and others (Respondents)—The petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 30th July (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

7.  Kirin-Amgen Inc and others (Respondents) v. Hoechst Marion Roussel Limited and others (Appellants)—The petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 30th July (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

8.  In re McKerr (Respondent) (Northern Ireland)—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 15th July (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

Papers

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

    Exports—Report for 2002 on United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls.    (5819)

10.  Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland on the management of industrial sickness absence in the Department for Regional Development, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000.

Select Committee Reports

11.  Statutory Instruments—The 24th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Draft Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Port Waste Reception Facilities) Regulations 2003;

      Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No. 2) Order 2003;

      Draft Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease (England and Wales) Order 2003;

      Draft Social Security (Jobcentre Plus Interviews for Partners) Regulations 2003;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 137)

12.  European Union—The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed, together with the Minutes of Evidence:

    Proposals for a European Border Guard; (29th Report-HL Paper 133)

    A Fractured Partnership? Relations Between the European Union and the United States of America; (30th Report-HL Paper 134)

    Reforming Comitology; (31st Report-HL Paper 135)

    The Proposed Framework Decision on Racism and Xenophobia—an update. (32nd Report-HL Paper 136)

Public Business

13.  Liaison Committee—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the 2nd Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 126) be agreed to; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

14.  Sunday Working (Scotland) Bill—The order of commitment was discharged.

15.  Marine Safety Bill—The order of commitment was discharged.

16.  Communications Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; further consideration on report was adjourned.

17.  Mental health—The Lord Chan asked Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to implement the recommendations in the Department of Health report on mental health in ethnic communities, Inside, Outside, after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Warner.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

18.  Communications Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; further consideration on report was adjourned after amendment 181.

19.  Finance Bill—A bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 87)

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

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

MICHAEL DAVIES

  Cler: Parliamentor:

APPENDIX

PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND COMMITTEE (IN COMMITTEE ROOMS 3A AND 4B)

The Committee met at half-past three o’clock.

    Extradition Bill—The bill was further considered in the Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the Committee was adjourned after amendment 139.

The Committee was adjourned at a quarter past seven o’clock.

 
 
 
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