HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Mercurii 2° Julii 2003
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Portsmouth.
1. Leave of AbsenceLeave of absence was granted to the Lord Chancellor for Friday 4th and Friday 11th July.
2. Brotherton (Respondent) v. Aseguradora Colseguros SA and others (Petitioners)The petition of Aseguradora Colseguros SA and La Previsora SA, Compania de Seguros praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
3. Motorola Credit Corporation (Respondents) v. Uzan (Petitioner) and othersThe petition of Cem Cengiz Uzan praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
4. Motorola Credit Corporation (Respondents) v. Uzan and others and another (Petitioner)The petition of Aysegul Akay praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
5. Celtec Limited (Appellants) v. Astley and others (Respondents)The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
6. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
AnimalsReview for 2002-03 of Controls on Imports of Animal Products. (5868)
7. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
Thurrock Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) Order 2003, laid under the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.
8. Negative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Education (Student Loans) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003, laid under the Education (Student Loans) Act 1990. (1647)
9. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Report for 2002 of Her Majestys Inspectors of Explosives for Northern Ireland, laid under the Explosives Act 1875;
2. Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland on Encouraging Take-Up of Benefits by Pensioners, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000;
3. Report for 2002-03 of the Public Works Loan Board, laid under the Public Works Loan Act 1875.
Select Committee Report
10. Science and TechnologyThe 4th Report from the Select Committee, Fighting Infection, was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 138)
11. Hereford Markets Bill [HL]The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.
12. Thurrock Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) Order 2003The Chairman of Committees reported, pursuant to Private Business Standing Order 216, that in his opinion the order laid before the House today is such that, apart from the provisions of the Act authorising it to be made, it would require to be enacted by a private or hybrid bill.
13. Business of the HouseIt was moved by the Lord President (Lord Williams of Mostyn) that Standing Order 47 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with tomorrow to allow the Finance Bill to be taken through all its remaining stages; the motion was agreed to.
14. GamblingIt was moved by the Lord President (Lord Williams of Mostyn) that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on any clauses of a draft Gambling Bill presented to both Houses by a Minister of the Crown, and that the Committee shall report on the draft Bill by 8th April 2004; the motion was agreed to; and a message was ordered to be sent to the Commons to seek their agreement thereto.
15. Aviation (Offences) BillThe order of commitment was discharged.
16. Communications BillThe bill was further considered on report; amendments were agreed to (see division lists 1 and 3); amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 2); it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 88)
The House was adjourned at twenty-eight minutes before nine oclock
till tomorrow, eleven oclock.