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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Monday 31st October 2005

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Rochester.

1.  Barony of Revelstoke in the Peerage of the United Kingdom—The Lord Chancellor reported that James Cecil Baring had established his succession to the Barony of Revelstoke. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter the Lord Revelstoke on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).

2.  Barony of Swansea in the Peerage of the United Kingdom—The Lord Chancellor reported that Richard Anthony Hussey Vivian had established his succession to the Barony of Swansea. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter the Lord Swansea on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).

3.  Barony of Strange in the Peerage of England—The Lord Chancellor reported that Adam Humphrey Drummond had established his succession to the Barony of Strange. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter the Lord Strange on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).

4.  Barony of Morris of Kenwood in the Peerage of the United Kingdom—The Lord Chancellor reported that Jonathan David Morris had established his succession to the Barony of Morris of Kenwood. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter the Lord Morris of Kenwood on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).

Judicial Business

5.  Huang (Respondent) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) (England)—The appeal of the Secretary of State for the Home Department was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 12th December.

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

7.  Appeal Committee—The 48th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    R (on the application of Noble Organisation Limited) (Petitioners) v. Thanet District Council (Respondents)—That the petition of Rosefarm Estates plc and the Rank Group plc that they might be heard or otherwise intervene in the said petition for leave to appeal be refused.

    R (on the application of Noble Organisation Limited) (Petitioners) v. Thanet District Council (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.

8.  Appeal Committee—The 49th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Barnes (Petitioner) v. Handf Acceptances Limited (Respondents) and others and others (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.

    Matin (Petitioner) v. London Borough of Islington and another (Respondents)—That the petition be dismissed as inadmissible.

    Coudrat (Petitioner) v. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Respondents)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 14th November.

    R v. Kennedy (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 14th November.

    Her Majesty’s Attorney General (Respondent) v. Alexander (Petitioner)—That the petition be dismissed as inadmissible.

Papers

9.  Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)—The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 28th October, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Food Labelling (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;    (2969)

    2.    (i)  Avian Influenza (Preventive Measures) Regulations 2005—    (2989)

      (ii)  Avian Influenza (Preventive Measures in Zoos) Regulations 2005—  (2990)

      laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

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

    1.  Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment) (England) Order 2005, laid under the Fire Services Act 1947;  (2980)

    2.  Common Agricultural Policy (Wine) (England and Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.  (2992)

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

    1.  Report by H M Chief Inspector of Prisons and the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland on an unannounced inspection of Hydebank Wood Prison and Young Offender Centre;

    2.  Report and Accounts for 2004-05 of the Social Security Agency, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000;

    3.  Report and Accounts for 2004-05 of the Commission for Racial Equality, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Race Relations Act 1976;

    4.  Report and Accounts for 2004-05 of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, laid under the National Lottery Act 1998;

    5.  Report and Accounts for 2004-05 of the Big Lottery Fund/New Opportunities Fund, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

Public Business

12.  Business of the House—It was moved by the Lord President (Baroness Amos) that leave be given to advance the Third Reading of the Charities Bill from 9th November to 8th November; the motion was agreed to.

13.  BBC Charter Review—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the Select Committee appointed to consider and report on the review of the BBC Charter have leave to report from time to time; the motion was agreed to.

14.  Identity Cards Bill—It was moved by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

The House was adjourned at eleven minutes before ten o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

PAUL HAYTER

  Clerk of the Parliaments

 
 
 
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