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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 9° Octobris 2003

The House met at eleven o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Worcester.

Judicial Business

1.  Regina v. Police Complaints Authority (Respondents) ex parte Green (FC) (Appellant)—The petition of Andrew Lawrence praying for leave to intervene in the said appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

2.  Appeal Committee—The 80th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

    Regina v. Her Majesty’s Coroner for the Western District of Somerset (Respondent) and another (Appellant) ex parte Middleton (FC) (Respondent)—That the petition of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission that they might be heard or otherwise intervene in the said appeal be allowed to the extent that they may lodge written submissions only.

3.  Appeal Committee—The 81st Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

    Regina v. Special Adjudicator (Respondent) ex parte Ullah (FC) (Appellant)—That the petition of the National Council for Civil Liberties and the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants that they might be heard or otherwise intervene in the said appeal be allowed.

4.  Appeal Committee—The 82nd Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

    Jindal Iron and Steel Co Limited and others (Appellants) and others v. Islamic Solidarity Shipping Company Jordan Inc (Respondents)—That the petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 9th October be allowed and the time further extended to 16th October.

5.  Appeal Committee—The 83rd Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

    Donoghue (FC) (Petitioner) v. Folkestone Properties Limited (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999; and that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(c); 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.  Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Teacher Training Agency (Additional Functions) (No. 3) (England) Order 2003, laid under the Education Act 1994;    (2564)

    2.  Pensions Increase (Pension Schemes for David Calvert-Smith) Regulations 2003, laid under the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971;    (2623)

    3.  Export Control Act 2002 (Commencement & Transitional Provisions) Order 2003, laid under the Export Control Act 2002;    (2629)

    4.    (i)  Legal and Advice and Assistance (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003—    (—)

      (ii)  Legal Aid (General) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003—  (—)

      laid under the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981.

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

      1.  (i)  Democratic Republic of the Congo (United Nations Sanctions) (Isle of Man) Order 2003—  (2614)

      (ii)     Democratic Republic of the Congo (United Nations Sanctions) (Channel Islands) Order 2003—  (2616)

      laid under the United Nations Act 1946;

    2.  Democratic Republic of the Congo (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2003, laid under the Saint Helena Act 1833.  (2627)

Public Business

8.  Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was agreed to; an amendment was agreed to (see division list); the House was resumed.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

9.  Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) 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 89.

10.  Employers’ liability insurance—The Lord Harrison asked Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will take to alleviate the recent rise in employers’ liability insurance, required for small and medium-sized enterprises by insurance companies; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Hollis of Heigham.

The House was adjourned at sixteen minutes before nine o’clock

till tomorrow, eleven o’clock.

PAUL HAYTER

  Clerk of the Parliaments

 
 
 
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