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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Tuesday 14th March 2006

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Rochester.

Judicial Business

1.  Melville Dundas Limited (in receivership) and others (Respondents) v. George Wimpey UK Limited and others (Appellants) (Scotland)—The appeal of George Wimpey UK Limited and Norwich Union Insurance Limited was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 25th April.

2.  Appeal Committee—The 89th Report was made; the Appeal Committee reported that they had met and had heard Counsel; the report was agreed to and the following Order was made—

    Datec Electronics Holdings Limited and others (Respondents) v. United Parcels Services Limited (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 28th March.

3.  Appeal Committee—The 90th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    R (on the application of Godmanchester Town Council) (Petitioners) v. Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Respondent) and one other action—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 28th March.

    R (on the application of Drain) (Petitioner) v. Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Respondent) and one other action—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 28th March.

    Brick (Petitioner) v. Colleys Professional Services (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.

    Feetum and others (Respondents) and others v. Levy and others and others (Petitioners)—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.

    Goodfellow (Respondent) v. Markos (Petitioner)—That the petition be dismissed as inadmissible.

    Taylor (Respondent) v. Rive Droite Music Limited (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for his 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

4.  Command Paper—The following paper, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty, was ordered to lie on the Table:

    Broadcasting—A public service for all: the BBC in the digital age: Government proposals.    (6763)

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

    1.  Pneumoconiosis, Byssinosis and Miscellaneous Diseases Benefit (Amendment) Scheme 2006, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;   (638)

    2.  Weights and Measures (Packaged Goods) Regulations 2006, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;  (659)

    3.  Insolvency (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2006, laid under the Insolvency Act 1986;      (734)

    4.  Insolvency (Scotland) Amendment Order 2006, laid under the Enterprise Act 2002;       (735)

    5.  Draft Code of Practice No. 4 by the Pensions Regulator: Early leavers—reasonable periods, laid under the Pensions Act 2004.    (—)

6.  Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Section 99) Code of Practice, laid under the Terrorism Act 2000.   (—)

Select Committee Reports

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

    27th Report, on the following affirmative instrument:

      Draft Information Sharing Index (England) Regulations 2006;

    and on the following negative instruments:

      Medicines for Human Use and Medical Devices (Fees Amendments) Regulations 2006;

      Commission for Social Care Inspection (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Amendment) Regulations 2006. (HL Paper 145)

8.  Science and Technology—The 6th Report from the Select Committee, Ageing: Scientific Aspects Follow-up, was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 146)

Public Business

9.  Health Bill—It was moved by the Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, on behalf of the Lord Warner, that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to which the Health Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 9
Schedule 1
Clause 10
Schedule 2
Clauses 11 to 55
Schedule 3
Clause 56
Schedule 4
Clause 57
Schedule 5
Clauses 58 and 59
Schedule 6
Clauses 60 to 68
Schedule 7
Clauses 69 to 79
Schedules 8 and 9
Clauses 80 to 83;
after debate, the motion was agreed to.

10.  Fraud Bill [HL]—The report was received; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 87)

11.  Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill—The bill was read a third time; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; then the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

12.  London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Bill—The Queen’s and Prince of Wales’ consents were signified; the bill was read a third time; amendments were agreed to; then the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

The House was adjourned at twenty-one minutes before ten o’clock

till tomorrow, three o’clock.

PAUL HAYTER

  Clerk of the Parliaments

APPENDIX

PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND COMMITTEE (IN THE MOSES ROOM)

The Committee met at half-past three o’clock.

    Company Law Reform Bill [HL]—The bill was further considered in the Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the Committee was adjourned after amendment A13.

The Committee was adjourned at twenty-one minutes before eight o’clock.

 
 
 
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