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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Jovis 30° Octobris 2003

The House met at eleven o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Guildford.

1.  Royal Assent—The Lord Speaker (Lord Brabazon of Tara) notified the Queen’s Assent to the following Acts:

Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) Actc.27
Legal Deposit Libraries Actc.28
Household Waste Recycling Actc.29
Sustainable Energy Actc.30
Female Genital Mutilation Actc.31
Crime (International Co-operation) Actc.32
London Local Authorities and Transport for London Actc.iii
Hereford Markets Actc. iv

2.  Hereditary Peers’ By-election—The Clerk of the Parliaments notified the House that the Lord Grantchester had been elected in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order 10 (Hereditary peers: by-elections) to fill the vacancy created by the death of Lord Milner of Leeds among the peers excepted from section 1 of the House of Lords Act 1999.

Papers

3.  Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Draft Education (Amendment of the Curriculum Requirements for Fourth Key Stage) (England) Order 2003, laid under the Education Act 2002, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

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

    1.  Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) Regulations 2003, laid under the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003;    (2682)

    2.  Channel Tunnel (Alcoholic Liquor and Tobacco Products) Order 2003, laid under the Channel Tunnel Act 1987;    (2758)

    3.  Land Registration Fee Order 2003, laid under the Land Registration Act 2002;    (2092)

    4.  Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (Designated Places of Detention No. 2) Order 2003, laid under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000.    (—)

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

    1.  Lincolnshire (Coroners’ Districts) Order 2003, laid under the Coroners Act 1988;  (2753)

    2.  Report for the academic year 2002-03 on Powers to Facilitate Innovation, laid under the Education Act 2002;

    3.  Statistical Bulletin for the period June 2002 to May 2003 on Betting Licensing, laid under the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963;

    4.  (i)  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the Community Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

      (ii)  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the New Opportunities Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

      laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993;

    5.  Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the Health and Safety Commission and the Health and Safety Executive, laid under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General.

6.  Instruments coming into operation before being laid—The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House that he had received, under the proviso to section 4(1) of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946, notification that the following instruments had come into operation before being laid before Parliament, with an explanation thereof; the notification and explanation were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections and Periods of Suspension) Act 2003 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2003;  (2696)

    2.  Northern Ireland (Date of Next Assembly Poll) Order 2003;   (2697)

    3.  Land Registration Fee Order 2003.  (2092)

Public Business

7.  Extradition Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 1); it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 115)

8.  Criminal Justice Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were agreed to; further consideration on report was adjourned.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

9.  Criminal Justice Bill—The bill was further considered on report; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 2); an amendment was moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; further consideration on report was adjourned.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

10.  Criminal Justice Bill—The bill was further considered on report; an amendment was agreed to; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 3 and 4); further consideration on report was adjourned after amendment 143A.

11.  Tuberculosis in cattle—The Baroness Byford asked Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made towards the eradication of tuberculosis in cattle; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton.

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

to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.

PAUL HAYTER

  Clerk of the Parliaments

 
 
 
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