House of Lords Journal 237 (Session 2003-04)


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Friday 12th November 2004

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Falconer of Thoroton, L.
(Lord Chancellor)

Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Ahmed, L.
Ampthill, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Arran, E.
Attlee, E.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Bhatia, L.
Bhattacharyya, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Birt, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Brennan, L.
Brett, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brooke of Sutton
Mandeville, L.
Brookeborough, V.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carter of Coles, L.
Chester, Bp.
Chorley, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Condon, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Crickhowell, L.
Dahrendorf, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Donaldson of Lymington, L.
D’Souza, B.
Dubs, L.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Elder, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Elystan-Morgan, L.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Falkland, V.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Feldman, L.
Ferrers, E.
Fitt, L.
Flather, B.
Fookes, B.
Fowler, L.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Freeman, L.
Freyberg, L.
Gale, B.
Garden, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geddes, L.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Giddens, L.
Glenarthur, L.
Golding, B.
Goodhart, L.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Greengross, B.
Grenfell, L.
Hamwee, B.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Haskel, L.
Haworth, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howarth of Breckland, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Chesterton, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Kilclooney, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kingsland, L.
Laird, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lang of Monkton, L.
Lawson of Blaby, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Leitch, L.
Lipsey, L.
Listowel, E.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McAlpine of West Green, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
Maclennan of Rogart, L.
McNally, L.
Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Manchester, Bp.
Marsh, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Newby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Noakes, B.

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Northbourne, L.
Northesk, E.
Northover, B.
Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.
O’Cathain, B.
Paul, L.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Peston, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Powell of Bayswater, L.
Quirk, L.
Rawlings, B.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rees, L.
Rennard, L.
Renton, L.
Richard, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Roper, L.
Rosser, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St John of Fawsley, L.
Sawyer, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Sheldon, L.
Sheppard of Didgemere, L.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Slim, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Snape, L.
Southwark, Bp.
Stern, B.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strange, B.
Strathclyde, L.
Swinfen, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tope, L.
Trenchard, V.
Trumpington, B.
Truscott, L.
Uddin, B.
Wakeham, L.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Walmsley, B.
Warnock, B.
Weatherill, L.
Whitaker, B.
Wilcox, B.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Wilson of Dinton, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Young of Norwood Green, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.

Papers

1.Command Paper—The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

Legal Aid—Government Response to the Report of the House of Commons Select Committee on Constitutional Affairs, on Civil Legal Aid.

(6367)

2.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Fines (Deductions from Income Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2004, laid under the Criminal Justice 1991;
 (2889)
2.Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Amendment) Regulations 2004, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
 (2949)
3.Probate Services (Approved Body) Complaints Regulations 2004, laid under the Legal Services Act 1990.
 (2951)

Public Business

3.Ageing population—It was moved by the Lord Peston that this House takes note of the Report of the Select Committee on Economic Affairs on Aspects of the Economics of an Ageing Population (4th Report, HL Paper 179); after debate, the motion was agreed to.
4.Asylum (EUC Report)—The Baroness Harris of Richmond asked Her Majesty’s Government, further to the report from the Select Committee on the European Union, Handling EU asylum claims: new approaches examined (11th Report, HL Paper 74), what progress they have made in developing their proposals for regional protection areas and what view they take of the proposals of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the determination of asylum claims on an European Union basis, including the establishment of European Union reception centres; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Davies of Oldham.

The House was adjourned at one minute past four o’clock
to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.