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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Monday 10th October 2005

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Coventry.

1.  Deaths of Lords—The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House that the following members of the House had died:

    Lord Whaddon on 16th August 2005

    Lord Lane on 21st August 2005

    Lord Fitt on 26th August 2005

    Lord Donaldson of Lymington on 31st August 2005.

2.  Leave of Absence—It was ordered that leave of absence be granted to the following Lords for the remainder of this Parliament:

    Fisher of Rednal, B.

    Jeger, B.

    Simpson of Dunkeld, L.

3.  Deputy Speakers—The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House that Her Majesty had (by Commission) revoked certain Letters Patent and had appointed the Chairman of Committees for the time being,

      Ivon Anthony Lord Brabazon of Tara (Chairman of Committees)

      Geoffrey Denis Erskine Lord Ampthill

      Terence George Lord Boston of Faversham

      Geoffrey Johnson Lord Tordoff

      Betty Baroness Lockwood

      Michael John Lord Brougham and Vaux

      Charles Lord Lyell

      Michael Jaffray Hynman Viscount Allenby of Megiddo

      Gloria Dorothy Baroness Hooper

      Margaret Countess of Mar

      Jan David Viscount Simon

      Rodney Lord Elton

      Muriel Winifred Baroness Turner of Camden

      Denis Victor Lord Carter

      John Ambrose Lord Cope of Berkeley

      Bruce Joseph Lord Grocott

      Euan Michael Ross Lord Geddes

      Julian Pascoe Francis St. Leger Lord Grenfell of Kilvey (Lord Grenfell)

      Simon Lord Haskel

      Joyce Brenda Baroness Gould of Potternewton

      Susan Petronella Baroness Thomas of Walliswood

      Meta Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale

      Janet Evelyn Baroness Fookes

      Jill Elizabeth Baroness Pitkeathley

      Nicholas James Christopher Viscount Ullswater

    Speakers of the House in the absence of the Lord Chancellor.

4.  Oath—Janet Ray Baroness Michie of Gallanach took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

5.  Lord Watson of Invergowrie—The Lord Chancellor informed the House that the Clerk of the Parliaments had received a letter from the Clerk of the Sheriff Court of Lothian and Borders, informing him that the Lord Watson of Invergowrie, having pleaded guilty to wilful fire raising, was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment on 22nd September 2005.

6.  Journals—The 237th volume of the Journals (Session 2003-04), with an index, was laid on the Table by the Clerk of the Parliaments.

7.  Barony of Morris of Kenwood in the Peerage of the United Kingdom—The Petition of Jonathan David Morris claiming to have succeeded to the Barony of Morris of Kenwood in the Peerage of United Kingdom and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as the Lord Morris of Kenwood on his register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5) was presented and was referred to the Lord Chancellor to consider and report upon to the House pursuant to Standing Order 11.

8.  Barony of Strange in the Peerage of England—The Petition of Adam Humphrey Drummond claiming to have succeeded to the Barony of Strange in the Peerage of England and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as the Lord Strange on his register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5) was presented and was referred to the Lord Chancellor to consider and report upon to the House pursuant to Standing Order 11.

Judicial Business

9.  Regina v. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Respondent) ex parte Kehoe (FC) (Appellant)—Further to the Order of the House of Thursday 14th July 2005 (Session 2004-05 [2005] UKHL 48), it was ordered that the appellant Mary Kehoe do pay or cause to be paid to the respondent his costs in this House and that the amount of such costs, if any, to be paid by the appellant and to be paid out of the Community Legal Service Fund be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments in accordance with section 11 of the Access to Justice Act 1999; and that the costs of the appellant in this House be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999.

10.  Freakley and others (Appellants) v. Centre Reinsurance International Company and others (Respondents) and one other action (England)—The appeal of Simon Vincent Freakley James John Gleave and Gary Peter Squires was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 21st November (lodged 28th July).

11.  Sempra Metals Limited (formerly Metallgesellschaft Limited) (Respondents) v. Her Majesty’s Commissioners of Inland Revenue and another (Appellants) (England)—The appeal of the Inland Revenue Commissioners was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 21st November (lodged 4th August).

12.  Oxfordshire County Council (Respondents) v. Oxford City Council (Respondents) and another (Appellant) (2005) (England)—The appeal of Catherine Mary Robinson was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 21st November (lodged 5th August).

13.  London Borough of Tower Hamlets (Appellants) v. Begum (FC) (Respondent) (England)—The appeal of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 21st November (lodged 9th August).

14.  O’Brien and others (FC) (Appellants) v. Independent Assessor (Respondent) (England)—The appeal of Michael Joseph Hickey and Vincent James Hickey was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 21st November (lodged 10th August).

15.  OBG Limited and others (Appellants) v. Allan and others (Respondents) (England)—The appeal of OBG Limited and OBG (Plant & Transport Hire) Limited (both in creditors’ voluntary liquidation) was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 21st November (lodged 10th August).

16.  Oxfordshire County Council (Respondents) v. Oxford City Council (Appellants) and another (Respondent) (2005) (England)—The appeal of Oxford City Council was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 21st November (lodged 10th August).

17.  Oxfordshire County Council (Appellants) v. Oxford City Council and another (Respondents) (2005) (England)—The appeal of Oxfordshire County Council was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 21st November (lodged 11th August).

18.  Bailey and others (Respondents) v. Home Office (Appellants) (England)—The appeal of the Home Office was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 21st November (lodged 11th August).

19.  Fornah (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) (England)—The appeal of Zainab Ester Fornah was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 21st November (lodged 7th September).

20.  Ayliffe and others (Appellants) v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent) (Criminal Appeal from Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice)—The appeal of Benjamin Ayliffe, Natalie Duck, Belinda Fletcher, James Footner, Janice Harron, Oliver Knowles, Jens Loewe, Rachel Murray, Robin Oakley, Ashby Smith, Graham Thompson, Helen Wallace, Richard Watson and Laura Yates was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto.

21.  Swain (Appellant) v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent) (Criminal Appeal from Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice)—The appeal of Valerie Swain was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto.

22.  R v. May (Appellant) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))—The appeal of Raymond George May was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto.

23.  R (on the application of Laporte) (FC) (Original Appellant and Cross-respondent) v. Chief Constable of Gloucestershire (Original Respondent and Cross-appellant) (England)—The cross-appeal of the Chief Constable of Gloucestershire was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 21st November (lodged 5th August).

24.  Ultraframe (UK) Limited (Respondents) v. Eurocell Building Plastics Limited and others (Petitioners)—The petition of Eurocell Building Plastics Limited and Eurocell Profiles Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 2nd August).

25.  Trustees of the Stokes Pension Fund (Petitioners) v. Western Power Distribution (South West) plc (Respondents)—The petition of the Trustees of the Stokes Pension Fund praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 8th August).

26.  Mainstream Properties Limited (Petitioners) v. Young and others and another (Respondent)—The petition of Mainstream Properties Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 10th August).

27.  Tektrol Limited (Respondents) v. International Insurance Company of Hanover Limited and others (Petitioners)—The petition of International Insurance Company of Hanover Limited and Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 10th August).

28.  Miller (Petitioner) v. Miller (Respondent)—The petition of Alan Jonathan Richard Miller praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 16th August).

29.  Al-Medenni (Petitioner) v. Mars (UK) Limited (Respondents)—The petition of Nada Fadil Al-Medenni praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 17th August).

30.  Debenhams Retail plc and others (Petitioners) v. Sun Alliance and London Assurance Company Limited (Respondents)—The petition of Debenhams Retail plc and Debenhams Properties Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 17th August).

31.  Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Respondents) v. Debenhams Retail plc (Petitioners)—The petition of Debenhams Retail plc praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 18th August).

32.  Explora Group plc (Petitioners) v. Hesco Bastion Limited and others (Respondents)—The petition of Explora Group plc praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 19th August).

33.  R (on the application of Hurst) (Respondent) v. Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis (Petitioner)—The petition of the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 19th August).

34.  Bradford & Bingley plc (Petitioners) v. Rashid (Respondent)—The petition of Bradford & Bingley plc praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 19th August).

35.  Copsey (Petitioner) v. WBB Devon Clays Limited (Respondents)—The petition of Stephen Copsey praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 19th August).

36.  Council for National Parks Limited (Petitioners) v. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority (Respondents)—The petition of the Council for National Parks Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 22nd August).

37.  Scouts Association Trust Corporation and others (Petitioners) v. Secretary of State for the Environment (Respondent)—The petition of the Scouts Association Trust Corporation, Buckmore Park Scout Centre Limited, Buckmore Park Services Limited, Medway Scouts Council and Strood District Scout Council praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 24th August).

38.  Capewell (Respondent) v. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Petitioners) and another—The petition of the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 24th August).

39.  Laboratoires Go?mar SA (Respondents) v. La Mer Technology Inc (Petitioners)—The petition of La Mer Technology Inc praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 24th August).

40.  Taefi (Petitioner) v. Jeffrey Green Russell (a firm) (Respondents)—The petition of Ali Taefi praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 25th August).

41.  Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Lambeth and others (Respondents) v. O’Kane (FC) (Petitioner)—The petition of Christopher O’Kane praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged (lodged 25th August).

42.  Carter (sued on his own on behalf of the other members of the Labour Party) (Respondent) v. Ahsan (Petitioner)—The petition of Raghib Ahsan praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 26th August).

43.  AON Trust Corporation Limited (Respondents) v. KPMG (a firm) (Petitioners) and others (Respondents)—The petition of KPMG praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 26th August).

44.  Seismic Shipping Inc and others (Respondents) v. Total E & P UK plc (Petitioners)—The petition of Total E & P UK plc praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 26th August).

45.  St Helens Borough Council (Respondents) v. Derbyshire (Petitioner) and others—The petition of Joyce Ellen Derbyshire praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 26th August).

46.  Murad and another (Respondents) v. Al-Saraj and others (Petitioners)—The petition of Hashim Ibrahim Al-Saraj and Westwood Business Inc praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 31st August).

47.  Langley (FC) (Petitioner) v. Bradford Metropolitan District Council and another (Respondents)—The petition of Cynthia Langley praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged (lodged 5th September).

48.  J (FC) (Petitioner) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)—The petition of J praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged (lodged 12th September).

49.  R (on the application of Grant) (FC) (Petitioner) v. London Borough of Lambeth (Respondents)—The petition of Annette Grant praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged (lodged 16th September).

50.  In re H (children) (FC)—The petition of the father praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged (lodged 23rd September).

51.  Beoku-Betts (FC) (Petitioner) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)—The petition of Ernest Festus Beoku-Betts praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged (lodged 23rd September).

52.  Tweed (Petitioner) v. Parades Commission for Northern Ireland (Respondents) (Northern Ireland)—The petition of David Tweed praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 7th October).

53.  R (on the application of Uruakpa) (Petitioner) v. Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (Respondents)—The petition of Uloma Uruakpa praying for leave to appeal was presented without payment of the fee, such fee having been waived by the Appeal Committee pursuant to Standing Order XIII; the said petition was referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 25th July).

54.  Miles (Petitioner) v. Chief Constable of Kent (Respondent)—The petition of John Miles praying for leave to appeal was presented without payment of the fee, such fee having been waived by the Appeal Committee pursuant to Standing Order XIII; the said petition was referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 12th September).

55.  Hasan (Petitioner) v. Allders Department Stores plc (Respondents)—The petition of Ershad (Eric) Hasan praying for leave to appeal was presented without payment of the fee, such fee having been waived by the Appeal Committee pursuant to Standing Order XIII; the said petition was referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 19th September).

56.  West Tankers Inc (Respondents) v. RAS Riunione Adriatica di Sicurta SpA and others (Petitioners)—The petition of RAS Riunione Adriatica di Sicurta SpA and Generali Assicurazioni Generali SpA praying for leave for an appeal to be brought direct from the High Court of Justice in accordance with Part II of the Administration of Justice Act 1969 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 18th August).

57.  Director of Public Prosecutions (Petitioner) v. Collins (Respondent)—The petition of the Director of Public Prosecutions praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Administration of Justice Act 1960 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 18th August).

58.  R v. Kennedy (Petitioner)—The petition of Simon Kennedy praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 1st August).

59.  R v. Van Dongen (Petitioner) (First petition)—The petition of Mitchell van Dongen praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 16th August).

60.  R v. Dica (Petitioner)—The petition of Mohammed Dica praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 22nd August).

61.  R v. Williamson (Petitioner)—The petition of Kenneth Joseph Williamson praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 22nd August).

62.  R v. Abdroikof (Petitioner) and another—The petition of Nurlan Abdroikof praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 24th August).

63.  R v. Abdroikof and another (Petitioner)—The petition of Richard Green praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 24th August).

64.  Scammell and others (Petitioners) v. Dicker (Respondent)—The petition of Dora Scammell and Donald Green praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

65.  Couwenbergh (Respondent) v. Valkova (FC) (Petitioner)—The petition of Bilyana Angelova Valkova 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 petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged.

66.  R (on the application of Omar) (FC) (Petitioner) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)—The petition of Mohammed Abdi Omar 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 petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged.

67.  OT Africa Line Limited (Respondents) v. Magic Sportswear Corporation and others (Petitioners)—The petition of Magic Sportswear Corporation, Blue Banana, Eastern Marine Underwriters Inc, CNA Canada Holdings Inc and Subrogateway Inc praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

68.  Groveholt Limited (Respondents) v. Hughes (Petitioner) and others—The petition of Alan Hughes praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

69.  Crown Prosecution Service (Respondents) v. Jennings (Petitioner)—The petition of Paul Ian Jennings praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

70.  Her Majesty’s Attorney General (Respondent) v. Alexander (Petitioner)—The petition of Anthony Alexander praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented without payment of the fee, such fee having been waived by the Appeal Committee pursuant to Standing Order XIII; the said petition was referred to an Appeal Committee.

71.  R v. Van Dongen (Petitioner) (Second petition)—The petition of Anthony Gerrard van Dongen, praying for an extension of time within which the petition may be lodged and for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

72.  R (on the application of Begum (by her litigation friend, Rahman)) (Respondent) v. Headteacher and Governors of Denbigh High School (Appellants)—The petition of the Secretary of State for Education and Skills praying for leave to intervene in the said appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

73.  R (on the application of Noble Organisation Limited) (Petitioners) v. Thanet District Council (Respondents)—The petition of Rosefarm Estates plc and the Rank Group plc praying for leave to intervene in the said petition for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

74.  Leeds City Council (Respondents) v. Price and others and others (FC) (Appellants)—The petition of the First Secretary of State praying for leave to intervene in the said appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

75.  Kay and others and another (FC) (Appellants) v. London Borough of Lambeth and others (Respondents)—The petition of the First Secretary of State praying for leave to intervene in the said appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

76.  Jameel and others (Respondents) v. Wall Street Journal Europe Sprl (Appellants)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 3rd August).

77.  Standard Commercial Property Securities Limited and others (Respondents) v. Glasgow City Council (Appellants) and others (Scotland)—

78.  Standard Commercial Property Securities Limited and others (Respondents) v. Glasgow City Council and others (Appellants) (Scotland)—

    (Conjoined Appeals)—

    The appeals were set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 17th August).

79.  R v. Coutts (Appellant) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

80.  Leeds City Council (Respondents) v. Price and others and others (FC) (Appellants)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

81.  Robb (Appellant) v. Salamis (M & I) Limited (formerly known as Salamis Marine & Industrial Limited) (Respondents) (Scotland)—The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 14th November (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 28th September).

82.  Majrowski (Respondent) v. Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Trust (Appellants)—The petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 23rd November (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

83.  Brown (Appellant) v. Scottish Ministers (Respondents) (Scotland)—It was ordered that the appeal be dismissed in accordance with Standing Order V, the appellants having failed to give security for costs by 6th October.

84.  Kent County Council (Appellants) v. G and others (FC) (Respondents)—The third respondent’s certificate of public funding was lodged.

85.  Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 17th Report:

    Robertson and others (Petitioners) v. Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their 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

86.  Instrument withdrawn—The following instrument, laid before the House on 12th July, was withdrawn:

    Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2005.

87.  Command Papers—The following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on the dates shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Law Commission—Report of the Law Commission on the Forfeiture Rule and the Law of Succession; (26th July)    (6625)

    2.  Treaties—Treaty between the United Kingdom and Mexico on the Enforcement of Criminal Sentences; (10th August)    (6653)

    3.  Science and Technology—Government Response to the 5th Report of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, Session 2004-05, on Human Reproductive Technologies and the Law; (16th August)    (6641)

    4.  North Sea—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands relating to the delimitation of the Continental Shelf under the North Sea; (24th August)    (6658)

    5.  Treaties—Treaty between the Member States of the European Union concerning the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union; (26th August)    (6657)

    6.  Law Commission—Report of the Law Commission on Company Security Interests; (30th August)    (6654)

    7.  Health—Government Response to the 4th Report of the House of Commons Health Committee, Session 2004-05, on the Influence of the Pharmaceutical Industry; (1st September)    (6655)

    8.  Treaty Series—First supplementary list of ratifications, accessions, withdrawals, etc., for 2005; (7th September)    (6652)

    9.  Air Services—Agreement between the United Kingdom and New Zealand concerning Air Services; (7th September)    (6659)

    10.  International Road Transport—

      (i)     Agreement between the United Kingdom and Lithuania on International Road Transport; (7th September)  (6661)

      (ii)     Agreement between the United Kingdom and Macedonia on International Road Transport; (7th September)  (6662)

    11.  Northern Ireland—

      (i)     Accounts for 2004-05 of Southern Health and Social Services Board; (8th September)  (—)

      (ii)     Accounts for 2004-05 of Western Health and Social Services Board; (8th September)  (—)

      (iii)     Accounts for 2004-05 of Sperrin Lakeland Health and Social Services Trust; (8th September)  (—)

      (iv)     Accounts for 2004-05 of South & East Belfast Health and Social Services Trust; (8th September)  (—)

      (v)     Accounts for 2004-05 of Eastern Health and Social Services Board; (8th September)  (—)

      (vi)     Accounts for 2004-05 of Northern Health and Social Services Board; (8th September)  (—)

      (vii)     Accounts for 2004-05 of Newry and Mourne Health and Social Services Trust; (12th September)  (—)

      (viii)     Accounts for 2004-05 of North and West Belfast Health and Social Services Trust; (12th September)  (—)

      (ix)     Accounts for 2004-05 of Belfast City Hospital Health and Social Services Trust; (12th September)  (—)

      (x)     Accounts for 2004-05 of Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Services Trust; (12th September)  (—)

      (xi)     Accounts for 2004-05 of Armagh and Dungannon Health and Social Services Trust; (12th September)  (—)

      (xii)     Accounts for 2004-05 of United Hospitals Health and Social Services Trust; (12th September)  (—)

      (xiii)     Accounts for 2004-05 of Craigavon and Banbridge Community Health and Social Services Trust; (13th September)  (—)

      (xiv)     Accounts for 2004-05 of Craigavon Area Hospital Group Health and Social Services Trust; (15th September)  (—)

      (xv)     Accounts for 2004-05 of Altnagelvin Hospitals Health and Social Services Trust; (15th September)  (—)

      (xvi)     Accounts for 2004-05 of Ulster Community and Hospitals Health and Social Services Trust; (15th September)   (—)

      (xvii)     Accounts for 2004-05 of Royal Group of Hospitals and Dental Hospital Health and Social Services Trust; (19th September)  (—)

      (xviii)     Accounts for 2004-05 of Down Lisburn Health and Social Services Trust; (19th September)  (—)

      (xix)     Accounts for 2004-05 of Homefirst Community Trust; (19th September)  (—)

      (xx)     Accounts for 2004-05 of Causeway Health and Social Services Trust; (21st September)  (—)

      (xxi)     Accounts for 2004-05 of Foyle Health and Social Services Trust; (21st September)   (—)

      (xxii)     Accounts for 2004-05 of Green Park Healthcare Health and Social Services Trust; (21st September)  (—)

      (xxiii)     Accounts for 2004-05 of Mater Hospital Health and Social Services Trust; (21st September)  (—)

      (xxiv)     Sixth Report of the Independent Monitoring Commission; (22nd September)  (—)

    12.  Nuclear Weapons—Protocol Additional to the Agreement between the United Kingdom, the European Atomic Energy Community and the International Atomic Energy Agency for the application of Safeguards in the United Kingdom in connection with the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons; (30th September)    (6664)

    13.  Finance--Treasury Minutes on the Fifteenth, Twentieth to Twenty-second and Twenty-fourth Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 2004-05; (5th October)    (6667)

    14.  Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation—Report for 2004 of the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation; (10th October)    (—)

    15.  Health—Government Response to the 5th Report of the House of Commons Health Committee, Session 2004-05, on the Use of New Medical Technologies within the NHS; (10th October)    (6656)

    16.  Social Security—Report by the Social Security Advisory Committee on the Social Security (Work-focused Interviews) Amendment Regulations 2005; (10th October)     (6669)

    17.  Criminal Defence Service Bill, Draft—Criminal Defence Service Bill Supplement to the Framework Document. (10th October)    (6678)

88.  Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)—The following instruments, having been laid before the House on the dates shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:


Title, etc.
S.I. No.
2005
Date of
Laying
Affirmative instrument
Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Specified Organisations) Order 2005, laid under the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;255814th September
Negative instruments
Housing (Right to Buy) (Designated Rural Areas and Designated Regions) (England) Order 2005, laid under the Housing Act 1985;199525th July
Veterinary Surgery (Testing for Tuberculosis in Bovines) Order 2005, laid under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966;201525th July
Access to the Countryside (Correction of Provisional and Conclusive Maps) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000;202725th July
European Parliament (United Kingdom Representatives) Pensions (Amendment) Order 2005, laid under the European Parliament (Pay and Pensions) Act 1979;192426th July
(

    i) Parochial Fees Order 2005—

201626th July
(i

    i) Legal Officers (Annual Fees) (No. 2) Order 2005—

201826th July
(ii

    i) Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2005—

202026th July

    laid under the Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1986;

Clergy Discipline Rules 2005, laid under the Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991;202226th July
Local Government Pension Scheme and Management and Investment of Funds (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972;200427th July
National Health Service Appointments Commission (Establishment and Constitution) (Amendment) Order 2005, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;202827th July
Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Contingency Planning) Regulations 2005, laid under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004;204227th July
National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 2005, laid under the Government of Wales Act 1998;195829th July
(

    i) Air Navigation Order 2005—

197029th July
(ii)

    European Communities (Designation) (No. 2) Order 2005—

197129th July

    laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

Education (Penalty Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the Education Act 1996;202929th July
(

    i) Education (Assisted Places) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005—

203029th July
(i

    i) Education (Assisted Places) (Incidental Expenses) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005—

203729th July

    laid under the Education (Schools) Act 1997;

Discretionary Housing Payments (Grants) Amendment Order 2005, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;205229th July
Licensing Act 2003 (Second appointed day) Order 2005, laid under the Licensing Act 2003;209129th July
Occupational Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005, laid under the Pensions Act 2004;211329th July
Education (School Inspection) (England) Regulations 2005, laid under the Education Act 2005;20381st August
Private Security Industry (Licences) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2005, laid under the Private Security Industry Act 2001;21181st August
(

    i) Children Act 2004 (Children’s Services) Regulations 2005—

19722nd August
(i

    i) Children Act 2004 (Joint Area Reviews) Regulations 2005—

19732nd August

    laid under the Children Act 2004;

Education (Pupil Referral Units) (Application of Enactments) (England) Regulations 2005, laid under the Education Act 1996;20392nd August
Food Labelling (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2005, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;20572nd August
Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendments to Subordinate Legislation) Order 2005, laid under the Civil Partnership Act 2004;21142nd August
Wanstead High School (Change to School Session Times) Order 2005, laid under the Education Act 2002;20583rd August
Education (Mandatory Awards) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the Education Act 1962;20833rd August
Education (Student Support) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2005, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;20843rd August
Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Amendment) (England) Order 2005, laid under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990;20873rd August
Town and Country Planning (Major Infrastructure Project Inquiries Procedure) (England) Rules 2005, laid under the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992;21153rd August
Pension Protection Fund (Entry Rules) Amendment Regulations 2005, laid under the Pensions Act 2004;21533rd August
Income-related Benefits (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;21834th August
Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Buckinghamshire) (District of Chiltern) Order 2005, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;21515th August
Transport for London (Rickmansworth Station) Order 2005, laid under the Greater London Authority Act 1999;21565th August
Education (Student Loans) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England and Wales) Regulations 2005, laid under the Education (Student Loans) Act 1990;21198th August
General and Specialist Medical Practice (Education, Training and Qualifications) Amendment Order 2005, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;21208th August
Local Authorities (Elected Mayors) (England) Regulations 2005, laid under the Local Government Act 2000;21218th August
Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (Borough of Stockton-on-Tees) Order 2005, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;21558th August
Tax Credit (Payment by Employers, etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the Tax Credits Act 2002;22008th August
(

    i) Friendly Societies (Accounts and Related Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2005—

22108th August
(i

    i) Friendly Societies Act 1992 (International Accounting Standards and Other Accounting Amendments) Order 2005—

22118th August

    laid under the Friendly Societies Act 1992;

Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2005, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;21549th August
Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2005, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;205910th August
Children and Young People’s Plan (England) Regulations 2005, laid under the Children Act 2004;214910th August
Education (School Information) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the Education Act 1996;215210th August
Occupational Pension Schemes (Winding Up) (Modification for Multi-employer Schemes and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005, laid under the Pensions Act 1995;215910th August
Teachers’ Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972;219810th August
Education (School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions) (No. 3) Order 2005, laid under the Education Act 2002;221210th August
Education Student Fees (Approved Plans) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000;11th August
(

    i) Occupational Pension Schemes (Fraud Compensation Payments and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005—

218411th August
(i

    i) Pensions Regulator (Financial Support Directions etc.) Regulations 2005—

218811th August
(iii)

    Financial Assistance Scheme (Provision of Information and Administration of Payments) Regulations 2005—

218911th August

    laid under the Pensions Act 2004;

(

    i) Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 (Amendment) Order 2005—

224011th August
(i

    i) Working Time Regulations 1998 (Amendment) Order 2005—

224111th August

    laid under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005;

Electricity (Exemption from the Requirement for a Generation Licence) (England and Wales) Order 2005, laid under the Electricity Act 1989;224211th August
Company Auditors (Recognition Orders) (Application Fees) and the Companies Act 1989 (Recognised Supervisory Bodies) (Periodical Fees) (Revocation) Regulations 2005, laid under the Companies Act 1989;224311th August
Occupational Pension Schemes (Employer Debt etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the Pensions Act 2004;222412th August
Nursing and Midwifery Council (Election Scheme) Rules Order of Council 2005, laid under the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001;225015th August
Companies Act 1985 (Investment Companies and Accounting and Audit Amendments) Regulations 2005, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;2280
15th August
(

    i) Companies (Summary Financial Statement) (Amendment) Regulations 2005—

228115th August
(i

    i) Companies (Revision of Defective Accounts and Report) (Amendment) Regulations 2005—

228215th August

    laid under the Companies Act 1985;

Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Designated Activities) (No. 3) Order 2005, laid under the Private Security Industry Act 2001;225116th August
Merchant Shipping (Bridge Visibility) (Small Passenger Ships) Regulations 2005, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995;228616th August
Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 (Savings) Order 2005, laid under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003;227918th August
Transport (Guided Systems) (England) (Amendment) Order 2005, laid under the Transport and Works Act 1992;229018th August
Social Security (Tax Credits) Amendment Regulations 2005, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;229418th August
Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2005, laid under the Civil Procedure Act 1997;229219th August
Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (England) Order 2005, laid under the Clean Air Act 1993;230419th August
Conditional Fee Agreements (Revocation) Regulations 2005, laid under the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990;230519th August
Access to Justice (Membership Organisation) Regulations 2005, laid under the Access to Justice Act 1999;230619th August
Community Design Regulations 2005, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;233923rd August
Enterprise Act 2002 (Bodies Designated to make Super-complaints) (Amendment) Order 2005, laid under the Enterprise Act 2002;234023rd August
(

    i) Bankruptcy (Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005—

24th August
(i

    i) Insurers (Winding Up) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005—

24th August

    laid under the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989;

Animal By-Products Regulations 2005, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;234724th August
Immigration (Leave to Remain) (Prescribed Forms and Procedures) (No. 2) Regulations 2005, laid under the Immigration Act 1971;235825th August
(

    i) Day Care and Child Minding (Disqualification) (England) Regulations 2005—

229625th August
(i

    i) Day Care and Child Minding (Suitability) (England) Regulations 2005—

229725th August

    laid under the Children Act 1989;

Nursery Education (Inspection) (England) Regulations 2005, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;229926th August
(

    i) Day Care and Child Minding (Inspection) (England) Regulations 2005—

230026th August
(i

    i) Day Care and Child Minding (Registration Fees) (England) Regulations 2005—

230126th August
(ii

    i) Day Care and Child Minding (Functions of Local Authorities: Information, Advice and Training) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005—

230226th August
(i

    v) Day Care and Child Minding (National Standards) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005—

230326th August

    laid under the Children Act 1989;

Education (School Performance Information) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2005, laid under the Education Act 1996;233826th August
Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;235926th August
Compromise Agreements (Description of Person) Order 2005, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;236426th August
Specified Body (Consumer Claims) Order 2005, laid under the Competition Act 1998;236526th August
Licensing Act 2003 (Personal licence: relevant offences) (Amendment) Order 2005, laid under the Licensing Act 2003;236626th August
(

    i) Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2005—

234130th August
(i

    i) Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) (Amendment) Regulations 2005—

234330th August

    laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988;

(

    i) Public Service Vehicles (Conditions of Fitness, Equipment, Use and Certification) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2005—

234230th August
(i

    i) Public Service Vehicles (Operators’ Licences) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2005—

234630th August
(ii

    i) Community Bus (Amendment) Regulations 2005—

235330th August
(i

    v) Minibus and Other Section 19 Permit Buses (Amendment) Regulations 2005—

235430th August
(

    v) Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2005—

235530th August

    laid under the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981;

Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994;234430th August
Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) (Fees) (Amendment) (Regulations) 2005, laid under the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995;234530th August
Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000;31st August
Collection of Fines (Pilot Schemes) (Amendment No. 3) Order 2005, laid under the Courts Act 2003;241031st August
Companies (Disclosure of Auditor Remuneration) Regulations 2005, laid under the Companies Act 1985;241731st August
Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Community Infringements Specified UK Laws) (Amendment) Order 2005, laid under the Enterprise Act 2002;241831st August
Occupational Pension Schemes (Trust and Retirement Benefits Exemption) Regulations 2005, laid under the Pensions Act 2004;23601st September
Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Suffolk) (Borough of Ipswich) Order 2005, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;23621st September
Accession (Immigration and Worker Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;24001st September
Pension Schemes (Categories) Regulations 2005, laid under the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999;24011st September
Immigration (Eligibility for Assistance) (Scotland and Northern Ireland) (Revocation) Regulations 2005, laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;24121st September
(

    i) Employment Code of Practice (Industrial Action Ballots and Notice to Employers) Order 2005—

24201st September
(i

    i) Employment Code of Practice (Access and Unfair Practice during Recognition and Derecognition Ballots) Order 2005—

24211st September

    laid under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992;

Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations 2005, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;24221st September
Occupational Pension Schemes (Administration and Audited Accounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the Pension Schemes Act 1993;24261st September
General and Specialist Medical Practice (Education, Training and Qualifications) Transitional Provisions Order 2005, laid under the General and Specialist Medical Practice (Education, Training and Qualifications) Order 2003;23612nd September
Medical Act 1983 (Approved Medical Practices and Conditions of Residence) Regulations 2005, laid under the Medical Act 1983;24132nd September
(

    i) NHS Business Services Authority (Awdurdod Gwasanaethau Busnes y GIG) (Establishment and Constitution) Order 2005—

24142nd September
(i

    i) NHS Business Services Authority (Awdurdod Gwasanaethau Busnes y GIG) Regulations 2005—

24152nd September

    laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;

Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare National Health Service Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2005, laid under the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990;24272nd September
Children Act 2004 (Designation of NHS Direct) Order 2005, laid under the Children Act 2004;24116th September
Motor Vehicles (EC Type Approval) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;24546th September
Public Rights of Way (Register of Applications under section 53(5) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981) (England) Regulations 2005, laid under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981;24616th September
Crime Prevention (Designated Areas) (No. 3) Order 2005, laid under the Highways Act 1980;24636th September
Local Authorities (Categorisation) (England) (No. 2) Order 2005, laid under the Local Government Act 2003;24167th September
Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order 2005, laid under the Employment Rights Act 1996;24647th September
(

    i) Employment Equality (Sex Discrimination) Regulations 2005—

24677th September
(i

    i) Detergents Regulations 2005—

24697th September

    laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

Enterprise Act 2002 (Bodies Designated to make Super-complaints) Order 2005, laid under the Enterprise Act 2002;24687th September
Millennium Commission (Reduction in Membership) Order 2005, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993;24707th September
Energy Administration Rules 2005, laid under the Insolvency Act 1986;24837th September
Social Security (Incapacity) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;24468th September
Biocidal Products (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;24518th September
(

    i) International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2005—

24568th September
(i

    i) International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2005—

24578th September
(ii

    i) Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Recording Equipment) (Approval of Fitters and Workshops) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2005—

24588th September

    laid under the Finance Act 1973;

Road Vehicles (Payment of Duty by Credit Card) (Prescribed Fee) Regulations 2005, laid under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994;24608th September
Patents (Amendment) Rules 2005, laid under the Patents Act 1977;24968th September
Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Order 2005, laid under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005;25068th September
Plant Health (Forestry) Order 2005, laid under the Plant Health Act 1967;25178th September
Liverpool Housing Action Trust (Dissolution) Order 2005, laid under the Housing Act 1988;25188th September
Lay Visitors’ Reports Order 2005, laid under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000;9th September
Child Minding and Day Care (Applications for Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the Children Act 1989;24489th September
Education (School Performance Targets) (England) (Amendment) Regulations, laid under the Education Act 1997;24499th September
Education (Local Education Authority Performance Targets) (England) Regulations 2005, laid under the Education Act 1996;24509th September
Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2005, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;24659th September
Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;24669th September
(

    i) NHS Blood and Transplant (Gwaed a Thrawsblaniadau’r GIG) (Establishment and Constitution) Order 2005—

25299th September
(i

    i) NHS Blood and Transplant (Gwaed a Thrawsblaniadau’r GIG) Regulations 2005—

25319th September
(ii

    i) National Blood Authority and United Kingdom Transplant (Abolition) Order 2005—

25329th September

    laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 3) Regulations 2005, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;250212th September
Plant Health (England) Order 2005, laid under the Plant Health Act 1967;253012th September
(

    i) Road Vehicles Lighting (Amendment) Regulations 2005—

255920th September
(i

    i) Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2005) —

256020th September

    laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988;

Thurrock Development Corporation (Planning Functions) Order 2005, laid under the Local Government Planning and Land Act 1980;257221st September
Criminal Defence Service (Funding) (Amendment) Order 2005, laid under the Access to Justice Act 1999;262121st September
Costs in Criminal Cases (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985;262221st September
Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;257122nd September
Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Control Measures) (Amendment) Order 2005, laid under the Fisheries Act 1981;262422nd September
Criminal Procedure Rule Committee (Amendment of Constitution) Order 2005, laid under the Courts Act 2003;262522nd September
National Health Service Estate Management and Health Building Agency Trading Fund (Revocation) Order 2005, laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973;260323rd September
Railways (Provision etc. of Railway Facilities) (Exemptions) Order 2005, laid under the Railways Act 1993;262823rd September
TSE (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2005, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;263326th September
Social Security (Incapacity Benefit Work-focused Interviews) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2005, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;260426th September
(

    i) Official Feed and Food Controls (England) Regulations 2005—

262628th September
(i

    i) High-activity Sealed Radioactive Sources and Orphan Sources Regulations 2005—

268628th September

    laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

Restriction on Conduct (Specialist Advertising Services) (Revocation) Order 2005, laid under the Fair Trading Act 1973; 267028th September
(

    i) Beet Seed (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005—

267128th September
(i

    i) Cereal Seed (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005—

267228th September
(ii

    i) Fodder Plant Seed (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005—

267328th September
(i

    v) Oil and Fibre Plant Seed (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005—

267428th September
(

    v) Vegetable Seed (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005—

267528th September
(vi)

    Seed (Registration, Licensing and Enforcement) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005—

267628th September

    laid under the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964;

Tryptophan in Food (England) Regulations 2005, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;263028th September
Consumer Protection (Code of Practice for Traders on Price Indications) Approval Order 2005, laid under the Consumer Protection Act 1987;270529th September
Social Security (Care Homes and Independent Hospitals) Regulations 2005, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;268730th September
Social Security (Deferral of Retirement Pensions, Shared Additional Pension and Graduated Retirement Benefit) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2005, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;26773rd October
Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;26903rd October
Charges for Inspections and Controls (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2005, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;27153rd October
Office of Communications (Membership) Order 2005, laid under the Office of Communications Act 2002;27183rd October
Probation Board for Northern Ireland Victim Information Scheme 2005, laid under the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2005;--4th October
Disability Discrimination (Questions and Replies) Order 2005, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;27034th October
Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2005, laid under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994;27134th October
Plant Breeders’ Rights (Discontinuation of Prior Use Exemption) Order 2005, laid under the Plant Varieties Act 1997;27265th October
Police (Retention and Disposal of Motor Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the Police Reform Act 2002;27026th October
(

    i) Motor Cars (Driving Instruction) (Amendment) Regulations 2005—

27166th October
(i

    i) Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2005—

27176th October

    laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988;

Adoption Support Agencies (England) and Adoption Agencies (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005, laid under the Adoption Act 1976;27207th October
Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment Regulations 2005, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;27247th October
(

    i) Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2005--

27457th October
(i

    i) Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2005--

27487th October
(ii

    i) Medicines (Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products for Human Use) Regulations 2005--

27507th October
(i

    v) Medicines (Homoeopathic Medicinal Products for Human Use) Amendment Regulations 2005--

27537th October
(

    v) Medicines (Advisory Bodies) (No. 2) Regulations 2005--

27547th October
(v

    i) Medicines (Marketing Authorisations Etc.) Amendment Regulations 2005--

27597th October

    laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

Supply of Relevant Veterinary Medicinal Products Order 2005, laid under the Fair Trading Act 1973.27517th October
Instruments not subject to parliamentary proceedings
Enrolment of Deeds (Change of Name) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the Supreme Court Act 1981.205629th July
89.

    Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2005, laid under the Terrorism Act 2000, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;

    2.  Draft Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2005, laid under the Scotland Act 1998, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;

3.  Draft Immigration (Provision of Physical Data) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

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

    1.  Bovine Products (Restriction on Placing on the Market) (England) Regulations 2005, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;    (2719)

    2.  London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (Planning Functions) Order 2005, laid under the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980;    (2721)

    3.  Social Security (Work-focused Interviews) Amendment Regulations 2005, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;    (2727)

    4.  Solicitors (Compensation for Inadequate Professional Services) Order 2005, laid under the Solicitors Act 1974;    (2749)

    5.    (i)  Gaming Machines (Maximum Prizes) Regulations 2005—    (2775)

      (ii)  Gaming Act 1968 (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 2005—  (2776)

      laid under the Gaming Act 1968;

    6.    (i)  Criminal Defence Service (Recovery of Defence Costs Orders) (Amendment) Regulations 2005—    (2783)

      (ii)     Criminal Defence Service (General) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations 2005—     (2784)

      laid under the Access to Justice Act 1999;

    7.    (i)  Medicines (Advertising Amendments) Regulations 2005—    (2787)

      (ii)     Medicines for Human Use (Manufacturing, Wholesale Dealing and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005—  (2789)

      laid under the European Communities Act 1972;  

    8.  Medicines (Advisory Bodies) (Terms of Office of Members) Regulations 2005, laid under the Medicines Act 1968.    (2788)                          

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

    1.  Report for the year ended 30th September 2004 of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom, laid under the International Development Act 2002;

    2.  (i)  Report for 2004-05 of Investors in People UK Ltd—

      (ii)     Accounts for 2004-05 of Investors in People UK Ltd—

      laid under the Employment and Training Act 1973;

    3.  (i)  Amendments to Air Publication 3392 (the Royal Air Force Manual of Personnel Administration) Volume 3 Allowances (2nd Edition)—

      (ii)     Amendments to Air Publication 3392 (the Royal Air Force Manual of Personnel Administration) Volume 2 Pay and Personnel (2nd Edition) and Volume 3 Allowances (2nd Edition)--

      (iii)     Amendment List 13 to the Fifth Edition of the Queen’s Regulations for the Royal Air Force--

      laid under the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917;

    4.  (i)  Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Pay) (No 2) Order 2005—

      (ii)     Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Pay and Allowances) (Number 3) Order 2005—

      laid under the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act 1865;

    5.  Report and Accounts for 2003-04 of Severn River Crossing Plc, laid under the Severn Bridges Act 1992;

    6.  Amendment 28 to the Territorial Army Regulations, laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996;

    7.  Report and Accounts for 2004-05 of the England Marketing Advisory Board, laid under the Development of Tourism Act 1969.

92.  Instrument 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 instrument had come into operation before being laid before Parliament, with an explanation thereof; the notification and explanation were ordered to lie on the Table:

    Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Specified Organisations) Order 2005, laid under the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998.   (2558)

Select Committee Report

93.  Merits of Statutory Instruments—The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

    8th Report, on the following negative instruments:

      Housing (Right of First Refusal) (England) Regulations 2005;

      Railways (Accident Investigation and Reporting) Regulations 2005;

      Insurers (Reorganisation and Winding Up) (Lloyd’s) Regulations 2005;

      Veterinary Surgery (Testing for Tuberculosis in Bovines) Order 2005;

      Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Contingency Planning) Regulations 2005;

      Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Amendment) (England) Order 2005;

      Town and Country Planning (Major Infrastructure Project Inquiries Procedure) (England) Rules 2005;

      Licensing Act 2003 (Second Appointed Day) Order 2005;

      Merchant Shipping (Bridge Visibility) (Small Passenger Ships) Regulations 2005;

      Education Student Fees (Approved Plans) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005. (HL Paper 42)

Private Business

94.  London Local Authorities Bill [HL]—The petition against the bill from The Outdoor Advertising Association (No. 4) was withdrawn.

Public Business

95.  Interception of Communications (Admissibility of Evidence) Bill [HL]—A bill to permit the introduction of intercept evidence and evidence of communications data in certain criminal proceedings; and for connected purposes was presented by the Lord Lloyd of Berwick, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 20)

96.  Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Mackay of Clashfern that this House takes note of the Report of the Select Committee on the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill [HL] (Session 2004-05, HL Paper 86); after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at eleven minutes before midnight

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

PAUL HAYTER

  Clerk of the Parliaments

 
 
 
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