HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Tuesday 7th February 2006
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Truro.
1. Noble (Respondent) v. De Boer (Appellant) (Scotland)The petition of the appellant was presented praying that the appeal be withdrawn on the terms agreed between the parties; that the appellant do pay to the respondent his costs in this House and that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto); and it was ordered as prayed.
2. Appeal CommitteeThe 77th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made
R v. Al-Khawaja (Petitioner)That leave to appeal be refused.
R v. Timmins (Petitioner)That leave to appeal be refused.
R v. Rogers (Petitioner)That the respondent be invited to lodge objections by 21st February.
3. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
Draft Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Gatwick Express Class 458 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2006, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.
4. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Education (Student Support) Regulations 2006, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998; (119)
2. Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2006, laid under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; (221)
3. (i) Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (239)
(ii) Community Drivers Hours and Working Time (Road Tankers) (Temporary Exception) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (244)
(iii) Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (246)
laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
4. Local Authorities (Alteration of Requisite Calculations) (England) Regulations 2006, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1992; (247)
5. Draft Guidance on the matters to be taken into account in determining questions relating to the definition of disability, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. ()
Select Committee Reports
5. Merits of Statutory InstrumentsThe following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
23rd Report, on the following affirmative instrument:
Draft Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (Continuance in force of sections 1 to 9) Order 2006;
and on the following negative instruments:
Cattle Compensation (England) Order 2006;
Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Reductions from Payments) (England) Regulations 2006;
Rates (Regional Rates) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006. (HL Paper 116)
6. European UnionThe following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed, together with the Minutes of Evidence:
The Work of the European Ombudsman; (22nd ReportHL Paper 117)
European Small Claims Procedure; (23rd ReportHL Paper 118)
Proposed European Institute for Gender Equality. (24th ReportHL Paper 119)
7. House of Lords Business PlanIt was ordered that the House of Lords Business Plan 2006, as authorised by the House Committee, be printed. (HL Paper 120)
8. European Union (Accessions) BillThe bill was read a third time and, after debate, passed.
9. Immigration, Asylum and Nationality BillThe report was received; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); further consideration on report was adjourned.
10. Council Tax (New Valuation Lists for England) BillThe bill was reported from the Grand Committee without amendment.
11. Charitable Remainder TrustsThe Lord Lyell of Markyate asked Her Majestys Government whether they will introduce Charitable Remainder Trusts; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord McKenzie of Luton.
The House was adjourned during pleasure.
The House was resumed.
12. Immigration, Asylum and Nationality BillThe bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 74)
The House was adjourned at eleven oclock
till tomorrow, a quarter before ten oclock for judicial business,
three oclock for public business.
Clerk of the Parliaments
PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND COMMITTEE (IN THE MOSES ROOM)
The Committee met at half-past three oclock.
Council Tax (New Valuation Lists for England) BillThe bill was considered in the Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; it was ordered that the bill be reported without amendment.
The Committee was adjourned at five minutes before five oclock.