HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Tuesday 27th June 2006
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chelmsford.
1. Lord SheikhMohamed Iltaf Sheikh, Esquire, having been created Baron Sheikh, of Cornhill in the City of London, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 6th June 2006, was introduced between the Lord Feldman and the Lord Cope of Berkeley, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
2. Lord MorrowMaurice George Morrow, Esquire, having been created Baron Morrow, of Clogher Valley in the County of Tyrone, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 7th June 2006, was introduced between the Lord Molyneaux of Killead and the Lord Foulkes of Cumnock, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
3. Leave of AbsenceLeave of absence was granted to the Lord Chancellor for Wednesday 28th June.
4. Grieves (Appellant) v. F T Everard & Sons Limited and others (Respondents)The appeal of John Grieves was presented and it was ordered that notwithstanding Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 11th October.
5. Dabas (Petitioner) v. High Court of Justice, Madrid, Spain (Respondent)The petition of Moutez Almallah Dabas praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Extradition Act 2003 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
6. Datec Electronics Holdings Limited and others (Respondents) v. United Parcels Services Limited (Appellants)The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
7. Appeal CommitteeThe 109th 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
Lonsdale (t/a Lonsdale Agencies) (Petitioner) v. Howard & Hallam Limited (Respondents)That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 11th July.
8. Affirmative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Draft Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Consequential Amendment to Statutory Adoption Pay) Order 2006, laid under the Adoption and Children Act 2002, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;
2. Draft Maternity and Parental Leave etc. and the Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2006, laid under the Employment Rights Act 1996, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.
9. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Measuring Instruments (Active Electrical Energy Meters) Regulations 2006, laid under the European Communities Act 1972; (1679)
2. Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2006, laid under the Civil Procedure Act 1997. (1689)
10. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Financial Services Authority, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
Select Committee Reports
11. European UnionThe following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:
Current Developments in European Defence; (35th Report-HL Paper 209)
Consumer Credit in the European Union: Harmonisation and Consumer Protection; (36th Report-HL Paper 210)
Managing Nuclear Safety and Waste: the role of the EU. (37th Report-HL Paper 211)
12. Merits of Statutory InstrumentsThe following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
39th Report, on the following affirmative instruments:
Draft Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) Order 2006;
Draft Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) (Amendment) Regulations 2006;
Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Code of Practice C and Code of Practice H) Order 2006;
and on the following negative instruments:
Home Information Pack Regulations 2006;
Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity (Amendment) Regulations 2006. (HL Paper 214)
13. Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006
14. Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (Scotland) Regulations 2006
15. Collection of Fines (Final Scheme) Order 2006
It was moved by the Lord Evans of Temple Guiting that the draft instruments laid before the House on 20th April, 25th May and 7th June be approved en bloc; the motion was agreed to.
16. Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment of Schedule 1) (England) Order 2006It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that the draft Order laid before the House on 24th May be approved; the motion was agreed to.
17. Parliamentary Costs Bill [HL]It was moved by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton that the bill be now read a second time; the motion was agreed to and the bill was referred to the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills.
18. Government of Wales BillThe report was received; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 1); amendments were agreed to (see division lists 2 to 4); amendments were agreed to; further consideration on report was adjourned.
19. Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed) Order 2006It was moved by the Lord Davidson of Glen Clova that the draft Order laid before the House on 25th May be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
The House was adjourned during pleasure.The House was resumed.
1. 20. Government of Wales BillThe bill was further considered on report; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 5); further consideration on report was adjourned after amendment 36.
The House was adjourned at eight minutes before ten oclock till tomorrow, a quarter before ten oclock for judicial business,three oclock for public business.
Clerk of the Parliaments