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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Lunae 8° Septembris 2003

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough.

1.  Lord Milner of Leeds—The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House that Lord Milner of Leeds, a member of the House, had died on 20th August 2003.

2.  Leave of Absence—Leave of absence was granted to the Lord Chancellor for Tuesday 9th September.

Papers

3.  Instrument withdrawn—The following instrument, laid before the House on 10th July, was withdrawn:

    Draft Policing of Airports (Belfast City) Order 2003.

4.  Command Papers—The following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on the dates shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Public Administration—Government response to the 3rd Report from the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee, on Ombudsman Issues; (22nd July)    (5890)

    2.  Aid and Trade—Partnership Agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the European Community; (25th July)    (5882)

    3.  Sentenced Persons—

      (i)     Agreement between the United Kingdom and Barbados on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons; (25th July)  (5891)

      (ii)     Agreement between the United Kingdom and Venezuela on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons; (25th July)  (5892)

    4.  Education—Government response to the 5th Report from the House of Commons Education and Skills Select Committee, on the Future of Higher Education; (28th July)    (5932)

    5.  Shipping—Amendments to the Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic, 1965, as amended; (30th July)    (5893)

    6.  Food—International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture; (30th July)    (5899)

    7.  Security—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Germany concerning the Mutual Protection of Protectively Marked Information; (30th July)    (5894)

    8.  Pollution—Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Heavy Metals; (1st August)    (5935)

    9.  Competition Commission—Report of the Competition Commission on the merger situation between Centrica plc and Dynegy Storage Ltd and Dynegy Onshore Processing UK Ltd; (1st August)    (5885)

    10.  Shipping—Amendments to the Guidelines on the Enhanced Programme of Inspections during Surveys of Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers; (6th August)    (5933)

    11.  Commercial Debts—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Ethiopia concerning Certain Commercial Debts; (6th August)    (5900)

    12.  European Union—Draft Constitutional Treaty for the European Union; (12th August)     (5897)

    13.  European Space Agency—Agreement between the States Parties to the Convention for the Establishment of a European Space Agency and the European Space Agency for the Protection and the Exchange of Classified Information; (13th August)    (5936)

    14.  Drugs—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Grenada concerning Mutual Assistance in relation to Drug Trafficking; (13th August)    (5940)

    15.  Prisoners—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Antigua and Barbuda on the Transfer of Prisoners; (15th August)    (5941)

    16.  Salary Review Bodies—Twentieth Report by the Review Body for Nursing Staff, Midwives, Health Visitors and Professions Allied to Medicine; (19th August)    (5716)

    17.  Treaty Series—Fourth supplementary list of ratifications, accessions, withdrawals, etc, for 2002; (20th August)    (5942)

    18.  Immigration—Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules; (21st August)    (5949)

    19.  Law Commission—Report for 2002-03 of the Law Commission; (21st August)    (5937)

    20.  Pitcairn—Agreement between the United Kingdom and New Zealand concerning trials under Pitcairn Law; (22nd August)    (5944)

    21.  Crime—Agreement between the United Kingdom and the United States of America regarding the sharing of forfeited or confiscated assets; (29th August)    (5946)

    22.  Shipping—Amendments to the International Code and the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk; Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk; and Amendments to the International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures; (29th August)    (5947)

    23.  Planning—Law Commission Report: Land, Valuation and Housing Tribunals—The Future; (2nd September)    (5948)

    24.  United Nations—The United Kingdom in the United Nations; (5th September)    (5898)

    25.  Children—

      (i)  Every Child Matters: Government Consultation Document; (8th September)  (5860)

      (ii)  Keeping Children Safe: Government Response to the Victoria Climbié Inquiry Report and Joint Chief Inspectors’ Report Safeguarding Children; (8th September)  (5861)

    26.  Armed Forces—Operational Service Medal: Service on Operation VERITAS from 11th September 2001; (8th September)    (5939)

    27.  Environment—Revised Text of the International Plant Protection Convention, together with an Explanatory Memorandum; (8th September)    (5945)

    28.  Human Rights—Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, together with an Explanatory Memorandum; (8th September)    (5957)

    29.  Contingent Liabilities—Minute from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on Contingent Liabilities relating to the Waste and Resources Action Programme Lease Guarantee Scheme and Equity Fund. (8th September)

5.  Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)—The following statutory instruments, having been laid before the House on the dates shown, were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:


Title, etc.

S.I. No.
2003

Date of
Laying

Affirmative instruments

    

(i)  Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Scallops) (England) Order 2003—

2104

13th August

(ii)  Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Scallops) (England) (Amendment) Order 2003—

2105

13th August

  laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1998;

    

Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Scallops) (England) (Revocation) Order 2003, laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985.

2185

26th August

Negative instruments

    

Public Service Vehicles Accessibility (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;

1818

21st July

Public Service Vehicles (Conditions of Fitness, Equipment, Use and Certification) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981;

1817

21st July

Electronic Communications (Universal Service) Order 2003, laid under the Communications Act 2003;

1904

21st July

Social Security Pensions (Home Responsibilities) Amendment Regulations 2003, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;

1767

21st July

(i)  Freedom of Information (Removal of References to Public Authorities) Order 2003—

1883

21st July

(ii)  Freedom of Information (Additional Public Authorities) Order 2003—

1882

21st July

  laid under the Freedom of Information Act 2000;

    

(i)  Advanced Television Services Regulations 2003—

1901

21st July

(ii)  Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2003—

1903

21st July

  laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

    

(i)  International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2003—

1811

21st July

(ii)  Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Recording Equipment) (Approval of Fitters and Workshops) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2003—

1812

21st July

(iii)  International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2003—

1813

21st July

  laid under the Finance Act 1973;

    

(i)  Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) (Amendment) Regulations 2003—

1816

21st July

(ii)  Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2003—

1815

21st July

  laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988;

    

Vehicle Excise Duty (Reduced Pollution) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994;

1814

21st July

National Treatment Agency (Establishment and Constitution) Amendment Order 2003, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;

1827

22nd July

Food Safety (Ships and Aircraft) (England and Scotland) Order 2003, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;

1895

24th July

Asbestos (Prohibitions) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974;

1889

25th July

Social Security Amendment (Students and Income-related Benefits) (No. 2) Regulations 2003, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;

1914

25th July

Education (Teacher Student Loans) (Repayment etc.) Regulations 2003, laid under the Education Act 2002;

1917

25th July

Timeshare Act 1992 (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

1922

25th July

(i)  Extradition (Designated Commonwealth Countries) (Amendment) Order 2003—

1870

29th July

(ii)  European Convention on Extradition (Amendment No. 2) Order 2003—

1873

29th July

(iii)   European Convention on Extradition (Fiscal Offences) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2003—

1878

29th July

  laid under the Extradition Act 1989;

    

(i)  European Communities (Designation) (No. 3) Order 2003—

1888

29th July

(ii)  Food (Hot Chilli and Hot Chilli Products) (Emergency Control) (England) Regulations 2003—

1940

29th July

  laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

    

Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs Order 2003, laid under the Ministers of the Crown Act 1975;

1887

29th July

Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Modification) Order 2003, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 1998;

1890

29th July

School Governance (Constitution and Procedures) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Education Act 2002;

1916

29th July

Annual Parents’ Meetings (Exemptions) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Education Act 2002;

1921

30th July

Marriages (Approved Premises) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Marriage Act 1949;

1961

30th July

(i)  Food (Peanuts from China) (Emergency Control) (England) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations 2003—

1958

30th July

(ii)  Food (Figs, Hazelnuts and Pistachios from Turkey) (Emergency Control) (England) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations 2003—

1957

30th July

(iii)  Food (Pistachios from Iran) (Emergency Control) (England) Regulations 2003—

1956

30th July

(iv)  Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations 2003—

1941

30th July

  laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

    

Radioactive Material (Road Transport) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Radioactive Material (Road Transport) Act 1991;

1867

30th July

Education (School Performance Targets) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Education Act 1997;

1970

31st July

(i)  Motor Cycles Etc. (Single Vehicle Approval) (Fees) Regulations 2003—

1960

31st July

(ii)  Motor Cycles Etc. (Single Vehicle Approval) Regulations 2003—

1959

31st July

  laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988;

    

National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (Supplementary, Consequential etc. Provisions) Regulations 2003, laid under the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002;

1937

1st August

Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (Borough of Swindon) Order 2003, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;

1924

1st August

(i)  Education (Independent School Inspection Fees and Publication) (England) Regulations 2003—

1926

5th August

(ii)  Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 2003—

1910

5th August

(iii)  Education (Provision of Information by Independent Schools) (England) Regulations 2003—

1934

5th August

  laid under the Education Act 2002;

    

Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order 2003, laid under the Employment Rights Act 1996;

1993

6th August

Access to the Countryside (Dedication of Land) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000;

2004

6th August

(i)  Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2003—

1936

6th August

(ii)  Parochial Fees Order 2003—

1932

6th August

(iii)  Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2003—

1933

6th August

  laid under the Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1986;

    

Education (Mandatory Awards) Regulations 2003, laid under the Education Act 1962;

1994

7th August

Merchant Shipping (Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers) Regulations 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

2002

7th August

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003, laid under the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1978;

―

7th August

Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (Borough of Middlesbrough) Order 2003, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;

1984

8th August

(i)  Day Care (Application to Schools) (England) Regulations 2003—

1992

8th August

(ii)  Child Minding and Day Care (Applications for Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003—

1995

8th August

(iii)  Day Care and Child Minding (National Standards) (England) Regulations 2003—

1996

8th August

  laid under the Children Act 1989;

    

Tax Credits (Provision of Information) (Function Relating to Employment and Training) Regulations 2003, laid under the Tax Credits Act 2002;

2041

8th August

Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Care Standards Tribunal (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2003, laid under the Protection of Children Act 1999;

2043

8th August

Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health (Functions) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2003, laid under the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002;

2044

8th August

(i)  Insolvent Companies (Reports on Conduct of Directors) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2003—

8th August

(ii)  Insolvent Companies (Disqualification of Unfit Directors) Proceedings Rules (Northern Ireland) 2003—

8th August

(iii)  Insolvent Partnerships (Amendment No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003—

8th August

  laid under the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989;

    

(i)  Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2003—

1946

11th August

(ii)  Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2003—

2003

11th August

  laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988;

    

(i)  School Governance (Collaboration) (England) Regulations 2003—

1962

11th August

(ii)  Federation of Schools (Community Schools, Community Special Schools, Voluntary Controlled Schools and Maintained Nursery Schools) (England) Regulations 2003—

1965

11th August

(iii)  Education Act 2002 (School Teachers) (Consequential Amendments, etc) (England) Regulations 2003—

2039

11th August

(iv)  School Companies (Amendment) Regulations 2003—

2049

11th August

  laid under the Education Act 2002;

  

(i)  School Staffing (England) Regulations 2003—

1963

11th August

(ii)  Education (Modification of Enactments Relating to Employment) (England) Order 2003—

1964

11th August

  laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;

    

Service Charges (Consultation Requirements) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985;

1987

11th August

Right to Manage (Prescribed Particulars and Forms) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002;

1988

11th August

Leasehold Reform (Enfranchisement and Extension) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967;

1989

11th August

Leasehold Reform (Collective Enfranchisement and Lease Renewal) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993;

1990

11th August

(i)  Non-Domestic Rating (Alteration of Lists and Appeals) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003—

1999

11th August

(ii)  Non-Domestic Rating (Transitional Period) (Amendment) (England) Regulation 2003—

2000

11th August

  laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988;

    

(i)  Independent Schools (Employment of Teachers in Schools with a Religious Character) Regulations 2003—

2037

11th August

(ii)  Collective Investment Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2003—

2066

11th August

(iii)  Food (Peanuts from Egypt) (Emergency Control) (England) Regulations 2003—

2074

11th August

  laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

    

Teacher Training Agency (Additional Functions) (No. 2) (Amendment) Order 2003, laid under the Education Act 1994;

2038

11th August

Mental Health (Correspondence of Patients, Patient Advocacy and Liaison Services) Regulations 2003, laid under the Mental Health Act 1983;

2042

11th August

Education Act 2002 (Modification and Transitional Provisions) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Education Act 1996;

2045

11th August

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Promotion of Collective Investment Schemes etc.) (Exemptions) (Amendment) Order 2003, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;

2067

11th August

(i)  Social Security Contributions (Intermediaries) (Amendment) Regulations 2003—

2079

11th August

(ii)  Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations 2003—

2085

11th August

  laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;

    

Children Act 1989, Section 17(12) Regulations 2003, laid under the Children Act 1989;

2077

11th August

Social Security Contributions (Intermediaries) (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;

2080

11th August

Meat Products (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;

2075

12th August

(i)  Insolvency (Amendment) Rules 2003—

1730

13th August

(ii)   Insolvency Act 1986 (Prescribed Part) Order 2003—

2097

13th August

(iii)  Insolvency (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2003—

2111

13th August

  laid under the Insolvency Act 1986;

    

(i)  Enterprise Act 2002 (Insolvency) Order 2003—

2096

13th August

(ii)  Enterprise Act 2002 (Consequential Amendments) (Prescribed Part) (Scotland) Order 2003—

2108

13th August

  laid under the Enterprise Act 2002;

    

(i)  Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance (Administration) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2003—

2106

13th August

(ii)   Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance (Administration) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2003—

2107

13th August

  laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;

    

Insolvency (Scotland) Regulations 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

2109

13th August

Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2003, laid under the Civil Procedure Act 1997;

2113

13th August

Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 (Modification) Order 2003, laid under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000;

13th August

Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance (Administration) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;

1945

14th August

Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (England) (Amendment) Order 2003, laid under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990;

2047

14th August

Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990;

2048

14th August

Measuring Equipment (Liquid Fuel and Lubricants) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Weights and Measures Act 1985;

2110

14th August

Land Registration (Referral to the Adjudicator to HM Land Registry) Rules 2003, laid under the Land Registration Act 2002;

2114

14th August

Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (England and Wales) Order 2003, laid under the Environmental Protection Act 1990;

2119

14th August

Air Quality Limit Values Regulations 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

2121

14th August

(i)  Patients’ Forums (Membership and Procedure) Regulations 2003—

2123

14th August

(ii)   Patients’ Forums (Functions) Regulations 2003—

2124

14th August

  laid under the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002;

    

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Administration Orders Relating to Insurers) (Amendment) Order 2003, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;

2134

15th August

Police (Appointments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003, laid under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000;

15th August

Local Authorities (Goods and Services) (Public Bodies) (England) (No. 3) Order 2003, laid under the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970;

2069

18th August

(i)  Leasehold Valuation Tribunals (Fees) (England) Regulations 2003—

2098

18th August

(ii)   Leasehold Valuation Tribunals (Procedure) (England) Regulations 2003—

2099

18th August

(iii)   RTM Companies (Memorandum and Articles of Association) (England) Regulations 2003—

2120

18th August

  laid under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002;

    

Communications Act 2003 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2003, laid under the Communications Act 2003;

2155

20th August

Federation of Schools (Community Schools, Community Special Schools, Voluntary Controlled Schools and Maintained Nursery Schools) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Education Act 2002;

2133

20th August

Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) (England) Order 2003, laid under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986;

2151

20th August

Education (School Performance Information) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Education Act 1996;

2135

21st August

Education (Change of Category of Maintained Schools) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;

2136

21st August

Horse Racing (Charges of Bookmakers) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003, laid under the Horse Racing (Northern Ireland) Order 1990;

21st August

Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (Consolidation) (England) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2003, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;

2148

22nd August

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Disclosure of Confidential Information) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2003, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;

2174

22nd August

State Pension Credit (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2003, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;

2175

22nd August

(i)  Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Cumbria) (Borough of Copeland) Order 2003—

2152

26th August

(ii)  Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (City of Peterborough) Order 2003—

2153

26th August

  laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;

    

Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994;

2154

26th August

Adjudicator to Her Majesty’s Land Registry (Practice and Procedure) Rules 2003, laid under the Land Registration Act 2002;

2171

26th August

Education (School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions) (No. 2) Order 2003, laid under the Education Act 2002;

2169

28th August

(i)  M6 Toll (Collection of Tolls) Regulations 2003—

2186

29th August

(ii)  M6 Toll Wide Load Routes (Speed Limit) Regulations 2003—

2187

29th August

(iii)  M6 Toll (Speed Limit) Regulations 2003—

2188

29th August

  laid under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;

    

Crime Prevention (Designated Areas) Order 2003, laid under the Highways Act 1980;

2208

29th August

Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2001 (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

2209

29th August

Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2003, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;

2190

1st September

Magistrates’ Courts Committees (Constitution) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Justices of the Peace Act 1997;

2252

2nd September

Social Fund Winter Fuel Payment (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2003, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;

2192

2nd September

Welfare of Animals (Scheduled Operations) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000;

2nd September

Commons Registration (General) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Commons Registration Act 1965;

2260

3rd September

Sheep Annual Premium and Suckler Cow Premium Quotas Regulations 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

2261

3rd September

Honey (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;

2243

4th September

Price Marking (Food and Drink Services) Order 2003, laid under the Prices Act 1974;

2253

4th September

Feeding Stuffs (Enforcement) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

2264

4th September

Non-Domestic Rating (Collection and Enforcement) (Local Lists) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988;

2210

4th September

Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1992;

2211

4th September

Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (Directions for the Purposes of Defence or National Security) Order 2003, laid under the Scotland Act 1998;

2250

5th September

Land Registration (Acting Chief Land Registrar) Regulations 2003, laid under the Land Registration Act 2002.

2281

5th September

Instruments not subject to parliamentary proceedings

    

Export of Goods (Control) (Amendment) Order 2003, laid under the Import, Export and Customs Powers (Defence) Act 1939;

1905

21st July

Suppression of Terrorism Act 1978 (Designation of Countries) (No. 2) Order 2003, laid under the Suppression of Terrorism Act 1978;

1863

22nd July

Angola (United Nations Sanctions) (Revocation) Order 2003, laid under the United Nations Act 1946;

1868

29th July

Merchant Shipping (Confirmation of Legislation) (Falkland Islands) Order 2003, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1894;

1877

29th July

Export of Goods (Control) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2003, laid under the Import, Export and Customs Powers (Defence) Act 1939;

1938

29th July

Land Registration (Proper Office) Order 2003, laid under the Land Registration Act 2002.

2040

7th August

6.  Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Draft Electronic Communications (Networks and Services) (Penalties) (Rules for Calculation of Turnover) Order 2003, laid under the Communications Act 2003, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;

    2.  Draft Employment (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

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

    1.  Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972;  (2249)

    2.  Mental Health Review Tribunals (Regions) Order 2003, laid under the Mental Health Act 1983.  (2251)

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

    1.  Accounts for 2002-03 of the General Optical Council, laid under the Opticians Act 1989;

    2.  Accounts for 2002-03 of the Health Professions Council, laid under the Health Professions Order 2001;

    3.  National Insurance Fund Investment Account as at 31st March 2003, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;

    4.  Census 2001: Key Statistics for Health Areas in England and Wales, laid under the Census Act 1920;

    5.  Report and Accounts for 2002 of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, laid under the Industrial Training Act 1982;

    6.  Commissioners of Customs and Excise: Isle of Man Account for 2001-02, laid under the Isle of Man Act 1979;

    7.    (i)  Draft Code of Practice A: The exercise by the Service Police of statutory powers of Stop and Search—

      (ii)  Draft Code of Practice B—The exercise by the Service Police of statutory powers for the entry and search of premises and the seizure of property found on persons and premises by the Service Police—

      (iii)  Draft Commanding Officer’s Code of Practice—

      laid under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984;

    8.    (i)  Amendment to Queen’s Regulations for the Royal Air Force (5th Edition), together with an explanatory memorandum—

      (ii)     Amendment list 9 to Air Publication 1269, the Royal Air Force Manual of Medical Management and Administration (8th Edition)—

      laid under the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917;

    9.  Territorial Army Regulations, Amendment 26, laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996;

    10.  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the Forensic Science Service, laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General;

    11.  Report for 2002-03 of the Assets Recovery Agency, laid under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002;

    12.  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, laid under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992;

    13.    (i)  Report and Accounts for 2001-02 of the Environment and Heritage Service for Northern Ireland—

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

      laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000;

    14.  Report for 2002-03 of the Parades Commission for Northern Ireland, laid under the Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998;

    15.  Accounts for 2000-01 of the Sports Council for Northern Ireland, laid under the Recreation and Youth Service (Northern Ireland) Order 1986;

    16.  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of Investors in People UK, laid under the Companies Act 1985.

Public Business

9.  Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission etc.) Bill [HL]—A bill to make provision in connection with the establishment under international law of an independent commission with monitoring functions in relation to Northern Ireland; to make further provision about exclusion from Ministerial office in Northern Ireland; to make provision about reduction of remuneration of members of the Northern Ireland Assembly; to make provision about reduction of financial assistance under the Financial Assistance for Political Parties Act (Northern Ireland) 2000; to make provision about censure resolutions of the Northern Ireland Assembly; and for connected purposes was presented by the Lord President (Lord Williams of Mostyn), read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 102)

10.  Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission etc.) Bill [HL]—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 102-EN)

11.  Legal Deposit Libraries Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 91-EN)

12.  Sustainable Energy Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 92-EN)

13.  Civil Contingencies—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the Earl of Shrewsbury be appointed a member of the Joint Committee on the draft Civil Contingencies Bill in the place of the Lord Marlesford; the motion was agreed to.

14.  Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill—It was moved by the Lord Warner that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

15.  Supreme Court—The Lord Lester of Herne Hill asked Her Majesty’s Government how their proposals to create a Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and a Judicial Appointments Commission will secure the independence of the judiciary; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Filkin.

The House was adjourned at twenty-six minutes before eleven o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

PAUL HAYTER

  Clerk of the Parliaments

 
 
 
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