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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Die Mercurii 5° Novembris 2003

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford.

1.  Lord Bishop of Durham—Nicholas Thomas Lord Bishop of Durham was introduced between the Lord Bishop of Oxford and the Lord Bishop of Newcastle; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

Judicial Business

2.  Al-Ameri (FC) (Respondent) v. Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (Appellants)—The respondent’s certificate of public funding was lodged.

3.  Appeal Committee—The 88th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Petitioner) ex parte Shala (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for his costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Regina v. London Borough of Hackney (Respondents) ex parte Satu (FC) (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be refused and that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999.

    Government of the United States of America (Respondents) v. Barnette and another (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 19th November.

    Regina v. Secretary of State for Education and Employment and others (Respondents) ex parte Williamson (Petitioner) and others—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 19th November.

    Regina v. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Respondent) ex parte Carson (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 19th November.

    Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Petitioner) ex parte Razgar (Respondent) and two other actions—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 19th November.

    Greenalls Management Limited (Respondents) v. Her Majesty’s Commissioners of Customs and Excise (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 19th November.

    Hyett (Respondent) v. Stanley and another (Petitioners) and others—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for her costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d); 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

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

    1.  Industrial Injuries—

      (i)  Report by the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council on whether sufficient evidence exists to warrant adding osteoarthritis of the hip as a prescribed disease;  (5977)

      (ii)  Report by the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council reviewing the prescription of conditions due to biological agents;  (5997)

    2.  Double Taxation—Convention between the United Kingdom and Lithuania for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital Gains.    (6003)

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

    1.  Channel Tunnel (International Arrangements) (Amendment) Order 2003, laid under the Channel Tunnel Act 1987;    (2799)

    2.  Tax Credits (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 2) Regulations 2003, laid under the Tax Credits Act 2002;    (2815)

    3.  Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Disclosure of Confidential Information) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2003, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;    (2817)

    4.  Statute made by Balliol College, Oxford, laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923.    (—)

6.  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 following Education Action Zones, together with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General;

      (i)     Aston and Nechells—

      (ii)     Clacton and Harwich—

      (iii)     East Basildon—

      (iv)     Herefordshire—

      (v)     Leigh (Wigan)—

      (vi)     North Gillingham—

      (vii)     North Somerset (Weston-Super-Mare)—

      (viii)     Telford and Wrekin—

      (ix)     Wolverhampton—

      laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;

    2.  Report for 2002-03 of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of the Magistrates’ Courts Service, laid under the Justices of the Peace Act 1997.

Select Committee Reports

7.  Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform—The following report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

    27th Report, on the following bills:

      Criminal Justice Bill—Government amendments for Report Stage;

      Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill—Government amendments for Report Stage;

      Courts Bill [HL]—Government Response. (HL Paper 178)

8.  Economic Affairs—The 4th Report from the Select Committee, Aspects of the Economics of an Ageing Population, was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed, together with the minutes of evidence. (HL Paper 179)

9.  Constitution Committee—The 10th Report from the Select Committee, Meeting with the Lord Chancellor, was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 180)

Private Business

10.  Transas Group Bill—The bill was reported from the Unopposed Bill Committee with amendments.

Public Business

11.  Criminal Justice Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was agreed to (see division list 1); amendments were agreed to; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 2 and 3); further consideration on report was adjourned.

12.  Education (Amendment of the Curriculum Requirements for Fourth Key Stage) (England) Order 2003—It was moved by the Baroness Ashton of Upholland that the draft Order laid before the House on 30th October be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

13.  Regulatory Reform (Business Tenancies) (England and Wales) Order 2003—It was moved by the Lord Rooker that the draft Regulatory Reform Order laid before the House on 17th September be approved; the motion was agreed to.

14.  Criminal Justice Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; further consideration on report was adjourned after amendment 224.

The House was adjourned at eight minutes past ten o’clock

till tomorrow, eleven o’clock.

PAUL HAYTER

  Clerk of the Parliaments

 
 
 
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