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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 7° Julii 2003

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle.

Judicial Business

1.  Arsenal Football Club plc (Respondents) v. Reed (Petitioner)—The petition of Matthew William Reed praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 4th June).

2.  Regina v. Governor of Her Majesty’s Prison Brixton and others (Respondents) ex parte Rottman (Petitioner)—The petition of Michael Rottman praying for an extension of time within which the petition may be lodged and for leave to appeal in accordance with the Administration of Justice Act 1960 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

3.  In re McKerr (Respondent) (Northern Ireland)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

4.  Reliance Water Controls Limited (Original Respondents and Cross-appellants) v. Altecnic Limited (Original Appellants and Cross-respondents)—The petition of the original appellants and cross-appellants was presented praying that the appeal and cross-appeal be withdrawn on the terms agreed between the parties (the agents for the original respondents and cross-respondents consenting thereto); and it was ordered as prayed.

5.  Appeal Committee—The 61st Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Euro Brokers Holdings Limited (Respondents) v. Monecor (London) Limited (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Hinchy (Respondent) v. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 21st July.

    KR and others (Respondents) v. Royal & Sun Alliance plc (Petitioners)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 21st July.

    Roe (a patient by his litigation friend) (Respondent) v. Sheffield City Council (Respondents) and others (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Roe (a patient by his litigation friend) (Respondent) v. Sheffield City Council (Petitioners) and others (Respondents) and others—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

Papers

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

    Health—Government Response to the Second Report of the House of Commons Select Committee on Health on NHS Foundation Trusts.    (5876)

7.  Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Draft Partnerships etc. (Removal of Twenty Member Limit) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

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

    1.  Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Festiniog Railway Company Vehicle Number 122) Exemption Order 2003, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;    (1687)

    2.  Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2003, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988.    (1690)

9.  Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Report and Accounts for 2001 of the Special EU Programmes Body, laid under the North/South Cooperation (Implementation Bodies) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999;

    2.  Report for 2002-03 of the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland, laid under the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962;

    3.  Accounts for 2002-03 of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General;

    4.  Accounts for 2002-03 of the Broadcasting Standards Commission, laid under the Broadcasting Act 1996, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General;

    5.  Report for 2002 of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on Prosecutions and Interventions, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995;

    6.  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the Office of Legal Services Ombudsman, laid under the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990;

    7.  Report for 2002-03 of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, laid under the Criminal Appeal Act 1995.

Public Business

10.  Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) Bill—A bill to provide for an offence of acquiring, disposing of, importing or exporting tainted cultural objects, or agreeing or arranging to do so; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 90)

11.  Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 90-EN)

12.  Legal Deposit Libraries Bill—A bill to make provision in place of section 15 of the Copyright Act 1911 relating to the deposit of printed and similar publications, including on and off line publications; to make provision about the use and preservation of material deposited; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 91)

13.  Sustainable Energy Bill—A bill to make provision about the development and promotion of a sustainable energy policy; to amend the Utilities Act 2000; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 92)

14.  Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies Bill—The bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.

15.  Marine Safety Bill—The bill was read a third time and passed.

16.  Criminal Justice Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed for a statement; the House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; the question that a clause stand part of the bill was negatived; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was agreed to (see division list); the House was resumed.

17.  Social Security (Jobcentre Plus Interviews for Partners) Regulations 2003—It was moved by the Baroness Hollis of Heigham that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25th June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

18.  Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease (England and Wales) Order 2003—It was moved by the Lord Whitty that the draft Order laid before the House on 25th June be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

19.  Criminal Justice 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 after amendment 70A.

The House was adjourned at six minutes past ten 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.

    Fire Services 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 33.

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

 
 
 
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