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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Martis 28° Octobris 2003

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Guildford.

Judicial Business

1.  Davidson (AP) (Original Respondent and Cross-appellant) v. Scottish Ministers (Original Appellants and Cross-respondents) (Scotland)—The cross-appeal of Scott Davidson was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 9th December next (lodged 8th September).

2.  Appeal Committee—The 86th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Fletcher and another (Petitioner) v. Director of Public Prosecutions and another (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be refused.

    Regina v. Matthews (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be refused.

    Regina v. Simpson (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be refused.

    O (FC) (Petitioner) v. Crown Court at Harrow (Respondents)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 11th November next.

    Richardson (Petitioner) v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be refused.

    Regina v. Anderson (Petitioner) (Northern Ireland)—That leave to appeal be refused.

    Regina v. Governor of Her Majesty’s Prison Brixton and others (Respondents) ex parte Rottman (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be refused.

    Regina v. Hayter (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 11th November next.

    In re O (Petitioner) (application for a writ of Habeas Corpus)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 11th November next.

Papers

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

    1.  Judicial Appointments—Report for 2002-03 on Judicial Appointments;    (5938)

    2.  Transport—Government Response to the Report of the House of Commons Transport Committee on Local Roads and Pathways.    (6007)

4.  Negative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Advanced Television Services (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.    (2750)

5.  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 Medical Research Council, laid under the Science and Technology Act 1965;

    2.  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the Standards Board for England, laid under the Local Government Act 2000.

Select Committee Reports

6.  European Union—The 43rd Report from the Select Committee, Evidence by Lord Filkin on the Proposed Council Directive Defining Refugee Status and those in need of International Protection, was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed, together with the Minutes of Evidence. (HL Paper 173)

7.  Statutory Instruments—The 29th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Draft Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Order 2003;

      Northern Ireland (Date of Next Assembly Poll) Order 2003;

      Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections and Periods of Suspension) Act 2003 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2003;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 175)

Public Business

8.  Crime (International Co-operation) Bill [HL]—The Commons amendments were considered and agreed to.

9.  Hunting Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was agreed to; a further amendment was agreed to (see division list 1); the question that a clause stand part of the bill was negatived (see division list 2); the House was resumed.

10.  Thurrock Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) Order 2003—It was moved by the Lord Rooker that the draft Order laid before the House on 2nd July be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

11.  Regulatory Reform (Gaming Machines) Order 2003—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the draft Regulatory Reform Order laid before the House on 17th September be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

12.  Hunting Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was agreed to (see division list 3); then it was moved by the Lord Roper that the House be resumed; after debate, the motion was agreed to (see division list 4) and the House was resumed after amendment 28C.

The House was adjourned at twenty minutes past eleven o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

PAUL HAYTER

  Clerk of the Parliaments

 
 
 
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