House of Lords
Session 2005 - 06
Publications on the internet
Minutes and Order Papers

Minutes and Order Paper - Minutes of Proceedings

 Subscribe to Email Alerts for this pageSubscribe to Email Alerts for this page
Please note that a new window will open up when subscribing to this service. When you have completed the subscription sign-on, click on Close to shut the window down.


 

HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Thursday 22nd June 2006

The House met at eleven o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough.

1.  Baroness Verma—Sandip Verma, having been created Baroness Verma, of Leicester in the County of Leicestershire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 2nd June 2006, was introduced between the Baroness Seccombe and the Baroness Morris of Bolton, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

2.  Lord Leach of Fairford—Charles Guy Rodney Leach, Esquire, having been created Baron Leach of Fairford, of Fairford in the County of Gloucestershire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 6th June 2006, was introduced between the Lord Howell of Guildford and the Lord Powell of Bayswater, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

Judicial Business

3.  Miller (Appellant) v. Miller (Respondent)—Further to the Order of the House of 24th May 2006 (55th Report Session 2005-06, [2006] UKHL 24), it was ordered that the appellant do pay or cause to be paid to the respondent her costs in this House, the amount of such costs to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

4.  R (on the application of Gillan (FC) and another (FC)) (Appellants) v. Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis and another (Respondents)—Further to the Order of the House of 8th March 2006 (43rd Report Session 2005-06, [2006] UKHL 12), it was ordered that the appellants do pay or cause to be paid to the first and second respondents their costs in this House and that the amount of such costs, if any, to be paid by the appellants and to be paid out of the Community Legal Service Fund be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments in accordance with regulations pursuant to section 11 of the Access to Justice Act 1999; and that the costs of the appellants in this House be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999.

5.  In re D (a child)—The petition of CD (the mother) praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

Papers

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

    Finance—Report and Accounts for the year ended 28th February 2006 of the Bank of England.    (—)

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

      (i)  Draft Criminal Defence Service (Representation Orders and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2006, together with an Explanatory Memorandum—

      (ii)  Draft Criminal Defence Service (Financial Eligibility) Regulations 2006, together with an Explanatory Memorandum—

      (iii)  Draft Criminal Defence Service (Representation Orders: Appeals etc.) Regulations 2006, together with an Explanatory Memorandum—

      laid under the Access to Justice Act 1999.

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

    1.    (i)  Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Taxis) (Carrying of Guide Dogs etc.) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2006—    (1616)

      (ii)  Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Private Hire Vehicles) (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc.) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2006—  (1617)

      laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;

    2.  Guidance issued under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 and Guidance to Police Officers on the Operation of Closure Powers in Part 8 of the Licensing Act 2003, laid under the that Act.    (—)

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

    1.  Report and Accounts for 2001 of the North/South Language Body, laid under the North/South Co-operation (Implementation Bodies) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999;

    2.  Report and Accounts for 2004-05 of the North Eastern Education and Library Board, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000.

Private Business

10.  Leicester City Council Bill—

11.  Liverpool City Council Bill—

12.  Maidstone Borough Council Bill—

    The Chairman of Committees acquainted the House that he had appointed the following Lords to form the Select Committee on the bills:

B. Fritchie
L. Kimball
L. Methuen
L. Rodgers of Quarry Bank (Chairman)
B. Uddin;
it was ordered that the Committee do meet on Monday 3rd July at half-past ten o’clock.

Public Business

13.  Business of the House—It was moved by the Lord President (Baroness Amos) that the debate on the motion in the name of the Baroness Gale set down for today shall be limited to 3 hours and that in the name of the Lord Giddens to 2½ hours; the motion was agreed to.

14.  Budget (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006—

15.  Water and Sewerage Services (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006—

16.  Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006—

17.  Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme) (Rights of Appeal) Amendment Regulations 2006—

18.  Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Additional Rights of Appeal) (Amendment) Regulations 2006—

19.  European Organization for Nuclear Research (Privileges and Immunities) Order 2006—

    It was moved by the Lord President (Baroness Amos) that the instruments be referred to a Grand Committee en bloc; the motion was agreed to.

20.  Work-life balance (3-hour debate)—It was moved by the Baroness Gale that there be laid before the House papers relating to the importance of work-life balance; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

21.  Child welfare services (2½-hour debate)—It was moved by the Lord Giddens that there be laid before the House papers relating to the impact of changes in child welfare services on life chances; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

22.  Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill—The bill was reported from the Grand Committee with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 129)

23.  Nepal—The Earl of Sandwich asked Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the prospects for peace and parliamentary democracy in Nepal; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Triesman.

The House was adjourned at nineteen minutes before seven o’clock to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.

PAUL HAYTER

  Clerk of the Parliaments

APPENDIX

PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND COMMITTEE (IN THE MOSES ROOM)

The Committee met at two o’clock.

    Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill—The bill was considered in the Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; it was ordered that the bill be reported with amendments.

The Committee was adjourned at nine minutes before five o’clock.

 
 
 
continue to Judicial Business
 
House of Lords home page Houses of Parliament home page House of Commons home page search page enquiries ordering index


© Parliamentary copyright 2006
Prepared: 23 june 2006