HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Veneris 10° Octobris 2003
The House met at eleven oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Worcester.
1. Regina v. Immigration Officer at Prague Airport and another (Respondents) ex parte European Roma Rights Centre and another (FC) and another and others (FC) (Appellants)The certificates of public funding of HM, MZ, AK, IB and AKu were lodged.
2. Regina v. Immigration Officer at Prague Airport and another (Respondents) ex parte European Roma Rights Centre and another (FC) and another and others (FC) (Appellants)It was ordered that the appeal of the European Roma Rights Centre and RG be dismissed in accordance with Standing Order V, the said appellants having failed to give security for costs by 9th October.
3. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Commercial DebtsExchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Nicaragua concerning certain commercial debts; (5982)
2. Sexual OffencesGovernment Reply to the Fifth Report of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee on the Sexual Offences Bill. (5986)
4. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Local Authorities (Goods and Services) (Public Bodies) (England) (No. 4) Order 2003, laid under the Local Authorities (Goods and Services Act) 1970; (2558)
2. Pipelines Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974; (2563)
3. Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment Regulations 2003, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992; (2605)
4. Immigration Employment Document (Fees) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2003, laid under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002; (2626)
5. End-of-Life Vehicles Regulations 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972; (2635)
5. Female Genital Mutilation BillThe order of commitment was discharged.
6. Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) BillThe bill was read a third time and passed.
7. Wild Mammals (Protection) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill [HL]The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 109)
8. Contracting Out (Local Education Authority Functions) (England) (Amendment) Order 2003It was moved by the Lord Davies of Oldham, on behalf of the Baroness Andrews, that the draft Order laid before the House on 11th July be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
9. Common Fisheries Policy (EUC Report)It was moved by the Earl of Selborne that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Progress of Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (25th Report, HL Paper 109); after debate, the motion was agreed to.
10. Sustainable Energy BillThe House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported without amendment; the report was received.
The House was adjourned at twenty-nine minutes past two oclock
to Monday next, half-past two oclock.
Clerk of the Parliaments