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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 17° Julii 2003

The House met at eleven o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.

1.  Royal Assent—The Lord Chancellor notified the Queen’s Assent to the following Act:

Communications Actc. 21

Judicial Business

2.  Regina v. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Respondent) ex parte Carson (Petitioner)—The petition of Annette Carson praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

3.  Benrache Limited (formerly Balfron Trustees Limited) (Respondents) v. Petersen and others and another (Petitioner)—The petition of Bjorn Stiedl praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

Papers

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

    1.  Pay Review Bodies—55th Report of the Review Body on Senior Salaries, on Pay for Select Committee Chairmen in the House of Commons;    (5673)

    2.  Zimbabwe—Government response to the 8th Report of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, on Zimbabwe;    (5869)

    3.  Environment—

      (i)  Government response to the 23rd Report of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, on Environmental Planning England;  (5887)

      (ii)  Government response to the 23rd Report of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, on Environmental Planning;  (5888)

    4.  Legal Services—Government response to the Report of the House of Commons Select Committee on the Lord Chancellor’s Department, on the Courts Bill;    (5889)

    5.  Health—Government response to the 5th Report of the House of Commons Select Committee on Health, on the Control of Entry Regulations and Retail Pharmacy Services in the United Kingdom.    (5896)

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

    1.  Care Homes (Adult Placements) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Care Standards Act 2000;  (1845)

    2.  Horticultural Produce (Community Grading Rules) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003, laid under the Agriculture and Horticulture Act 1964;  (1846)

    3.  Enforcement of Road Traffic Debts (Certificated Bailiffs) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;  (1857)

    4.  Welfare Food (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2003, laid under the Social Security Act 1988.  (1864)

6.  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 2002-03 of the Broadcasting Standards Commission, laid under the Broadcasting Act 1996;

    2.  (i)  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the Environment and Heritage Service of Northern Ireland—

      (ii)  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency—

      (iii)  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Northern Ireland—

      laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000;

    3.  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the Northern Ireland Prison Service, laid under the Prison Act (Northern Ireland) 1953;

    4.  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of Companies House, laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General;

    5.  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the Countryside Agency, laid under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General;

    6.  (i)  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the South West of England Regional Development Agency—

      (ii)     Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of Advantage West Midlands—

      (iii)  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of Yorkshire Forward—

      (iv)  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of One North East—

      (v)  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the Northwest Development Agency—

      (vi)  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the East Midlands Development Agency—

      (vii)  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the East of England Development Agency—

      (viii)  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the South East England Development Agency—

      laid under the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998;

    7.  Accounts for 2002-03 of the Disability Rights Commission, laid under the Disability Rights Commission Act 1999, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General;

    8.  (i)  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the National Maritime Museum—

      (ii)     Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the Victoria and Albert Museum—

      (iii)  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the National Museum of Science and Industry—

      laid under the Museums and Galleries Act 1992, together with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General;

    9.  (i)  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the Economic and Social Research Council—

      (ii)     Accounts for 2001-02 of the Medical Research Council, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

      laid under the Science and Technology Act 1965;

    10.  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the Arts Council of Wales Lottery Distribution Account, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General;

    11.  Accounts for 2002-03 of the National Radiological Protection Board, laid under the Radiological Protection Act 1970, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General;

    12.  Accounts for 2001-02 of the Marine and Aviation Insurance (War Risks) Fund, laid under the Marine and Aviation Insurance (War Risks) Act 1952, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General;

    13.  Accounts for 2002-03 of the National Care Standards Commission, laid under the Care Standards Act 2000, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General;

    14.  Accounts for 2002-03 of the Housing Corporation, laid under the Housing Associations Act 1985;

    15.  Report for 2002-03 of the Crown Prosecution Service, laid under the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985;

    16.  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the Charity Commission for England and Wales, laid under the Charities Act 1993;

    17.  Report for 2001-02 of the Audit Commission, laid under the Audit Commission Act 1998.

Select Committee Reports

7.  Draft Corruption Bill—The Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed, together with the Minutes of Evidence. (HL Paper 157)

8.  Committee of Selection—The 3rd Report from the Committee was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 158)

Public Business

9.  Business of the House—It was moved by the Lord President (Lord Williams of Mostyn) that Standing Order 41 (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Tuesday 9th September to allow the motion in the name of the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean to be taken before the motion standing in the name of the Lord Grenfell; the motion was agreed to.

10.  Local Government Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 and 2); amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 101)

11.  Criminal Justice Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; an amendment was agreed to; amendments were 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 moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed after clause 75 stood part.

The House was adjourned at two minutes before seven o’clock

till tomorrow, eleven o’clock.

PAUL HAYTER

  Clerk of the Parliaments

 
 
 
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