HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Tuesday 13th January 2004
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of St Albans.
1. Lord CarswellThe Right Honourable Sir Robert Douglas Carswell, Knight, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, having been appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and created Baron Carswell, of Killeen in the County of Down, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 12th January 2004, was introduced between the Lord Rodger of Earlsferry and the Lord Hutton, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
2. Lord Brown of Eaton-under-HeywoodThe Right Honourable Sir Simon Denis Brown, Knight, a Lord Justice of Appeal, having been appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and created Baron Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, of Eaton-under-Heywood in the County of Shropshire, for life by Letters Patent dated 13th January 2004, was introduced between the Lord Woolf and the Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
3. Baroness PikeThe Lord Chancellor acquainted the House that Baroness Pike, a member of the House, had died on 11th January 2004.
4. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Ekinci (FC) (Petitioner)The petition of Hasan Ekinci praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioners certificate of public funding was lodged.
5. Negative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (No. 2) (Amendment) Order 2004, laid under the Fisheries Act 1981. (38)
Select Committee Report
6. Statutory InstrumentsThe 4th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:
Draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 2004;
Draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Board) Order 2004;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 20)
7. Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill [HL]It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton, on behalf of the Baroness Scotland of Asthal, that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to which the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:
Clauses 1 to 16
Clauses 18 to 22
Clauses 23 to 26
Schedules 4 and 5
Clauses 27 to 31;
after debate, the motion was agreed to.
8. Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL]It was moved by the Lord Davies of Oldham, on behalf of the Lord President (Baroness Amos), that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:
Clauses 2 to 5
Clauses 6 to 11
Clauses 12 to 15
Clauses 19 to 23;
after debate, the motion was agreed to.
9. DefenceIt was moved by the Lord Bach that this House takes note of the Defence White Paper: Delivering Security in a Changing World (Cm 6041); after debate, the motion was agreed to.
10. Tidal powerThe Lord Hooson asked Her Majestys Government whether they will explore the potential of harnessing tidal power to produce electricity; and in particular whether they will set up a full study of the feasibility and cost of harnessing the tides in the Severn estuary; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville.
The House was adjourned at two minutes before nine oclock
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.
Clerk of the Parliaments
PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND COMMITTEE (IN THE MOSES ROOM)
The Committee met at half-past three oclock.
Gender Recognition Bill [HL]The bill was considered in the Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the Committee was adjourned after clause 7 stood part.
The Committee was adjourned at half-past seven oclock.