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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 8° Julii 2003

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle.

Judicial Business

1.  Regina v. London Underground Limited and others (Respondents) ex parte Prokopp (Petitioner)—The petition of Andy Prokopp praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

2.  Regina v. Hayter (Petitioner)—The petition of Paul Ali Hayter, praying for an extension of time within which the petition may be lodged and for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

3.  MPB Structures Limited (Appellants) v. Munro (Respondent) (Scotland)—It was ordered that the appeal of MPB Structures Limited be dismissed in accordance with Standing Order V, the appellants having failed to give security for costs by 7th July.

4.  Appeal Committee—The 62nd Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Jindal Iron and Steel Co Limited and others (Petitioners) and others v. Islamic Solidarity Shipping Company Jordan Inc (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 22nd July.

    Moy v. Pettman Smith (a firm) (Respondents) and another (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 22nd July.

    Sirius International Insurance Company (Publ) (Petitioners) v. FAI General Insurance Limited and others (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 22nd July.

    Grady (Respondent) v. Her Majesty’s Prison Service (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be refused.

    Granville Oils and Chemicals Limited (Petitioners) v. Davies Turner & Co Limited (Respondents)—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.

    Simms (Respondent) v. Oakes (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for his 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

5.  Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Statistics—Report for 2002-03 of the Statistics Commission;    (5845)

    2.  Housing—Government Response to the Report of the House of Commons Select Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions, on the Effectiveness of Government Regeneration Initiatives;    (5865)

    3.  European Union—Draft Constitution for the European Union.    (5872)

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

    1.  Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2003, laid under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971;    (1653)

    2.    (i)  Education (School Teachers’ Qualifications) (England) Regulations 2003—    (1662)

      (ii)  Education (Specified Work and Registration) (England) Regulations 2003—  (1663)

      (iii)  Norton College (Change to School Session Times) Order 2003—  (1671)

      laid under the Education Act 2002;

    3.  International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs Act 1976;  (1693)

    4.  (i)  Railways (Rail Passengers’ Council and Rail Passengers’ Committees) (Exemptions) Order 2003—  (1695)

      (ii)     Merseyrail Electrics Network Order 2003—  (1696)

      laid under the Railways Act 1993;

    5.  Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2003, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988;    (1698)

    6.  Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999.    (1699)

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

    1.  (i)  Report for 2002-03 of the Crown Estate—

      (ii)     Accounts for 2002-03 of the Crown Estate, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

      laid under the Crown Estates Act 1961;

    2.  Report for 2002-03 of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, laid under the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967;

    3.  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of British Waterways, laid under the Transport Act 1962;

    4.  Report for 2002-03 of English Nature, laid under the Environmental Protection Act 1990;

    5.  Accounts for 2001-02 of the General Social Care Council, laid under the Care Standards Act 2000, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General;

    6.  Accounts for 2002-03 of the Coal Authority, laid under the Coal Industry Act 1994, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General;

    7.  Report for 2002-03 of the Independent Race Monitor, laid under the Race Relations Act 1976;

    8.  Draft Code of Practice on Equal Pay, laid under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.

Select Committee Reports

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

    The 2004 EC Budget; (33rd Report-HL Paper 141)

    The Commission’s Green Paper: Entrepreneurship in Europe. (34th Report-HL Paper 142)

9.  Statutory Instruments—The 25th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Thurrock Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) Order 2003;

      Draft Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) (No. 2) Order 2003;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 143)

Public Business

10.  Communications Bill—The Queen’s and Prince of Wales’ consents were signified; then the bill was read a third time; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 1); amendments were agreed to; an amendment was agreed to (see division list 2); amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; further proceedings after third reading were adjourned.

11.  Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 2003—It was moved by the Lord Bach that the draft Order laid before the House on 28th April be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

12.  Armed Forces (Review of Search and Seizure) Order 2003—It was moved by the Lord Bach that the draft Order laid before the House on 28th April be approved; the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

13.  Communications Bill—The bill was further considered after third reading; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 3); then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

The House was adjourned at twenty-two minutes before 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 clause 77 stood part.

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

 
 
 
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