HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Monday 3rd July 2006
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.
1. Baroness Paisley of St GeorgesEileen Emily Paisley, having been created Baroness Paisley of St Georges, of St Georges in the County of Antrim, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 14th June 2006, was introduced between the Lord Molyneaux of Killead and the Baroness Boothroyd, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
2. Lord Boyd of DuncansbyThe Right Honourable Colin David Boyd, QC, having been created Baron Boyd of Duncansby, of Duncansby in Caithness, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 14th June 2006, was introduced between the Lord Irvine of Lairg and the Lord Hardie, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
3. Lord Rawlinson of EwellThe Lord Chancellor acquainted the House that Lord Rawlinson of Ewell, a member of the House, had died on 28th June 2006.
4. Stansell Limited (Petitioners) v. Co-operative Group (CWS) Limited (Respondents) and anotherThe petition of Stansell Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 30th June).
5. Beoku-Betts (FC) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 26th June).
6. Wilson (Respondent) v. Jaymarke Estates Limited and another (Appellants) (Scotland)The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
7. Riverside Housing Association Limited (Appellants) v. White and another (FC) (Respondents)The petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 25th July (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 30th June).
8. Command PaperThe following paper, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty, was ordered to lie on the Table:
BroadcastingAgreement between the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the British Broadcasting Corporation. (6872)
9. Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 30th June, were ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Education (Designated Institutions) Order 2006, laid under the Education Reform Act 1988; (1674)
2. Pension Protection Fund (Pension Sharing) Regulations 2006, laid under the Pensions Act 2004; (1690)
3. (i) Motor Vehicles (EC Type Approval) (Amendment No.2) Regulations 2006 (1695)
(ii) Technical Assistance Control Regulations 2006 (1719)
laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
4. Export Control (Security and Para-military Goods) Order 2006, laid under the Export Control Act 2002; (1696)
5. Community Benefit Societies (Restriction on Use of Assets) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000. ()
10. Human RightsThe following Remedial Order was laid before the House for approval by resolution under paragraph 2(a) of Schedule 2 to the Human Rights Act 1998, accompanied by the required information, and referred to the Joint Committee on Human Rights:
Draft Marriage Act 1949 (Remedial) Order 2006.
11. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Occupational Pension Schemes (Winding up Procedure Requirement) Regulations 2006, laid under the European Communities Act 1972; (1733)
2. Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes Order 2006, laid under the Environmental Protection Act 1990; (1735)
3. Police Service of Northern Ireland and Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006. ()
12. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Report and Accounts for 2005 of The Church Commissioners for England, laid under the Church Commissioners Measure 1947;
2. Report for 2005 on New Roads and Street Works, laid under the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991;
3. Report and Accounts for 2004 of the Special EU Programmes Body, laid under the North/South Co-operation (Implementation Bodies) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999;
4. Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, together with the Report of the Comptroller and the Auditor General, laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973;
5. Accounts for 2005-06 of the Competition Appeal Tribunal and Competition Service, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Enterprise Act 2002;
6. Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Adult Learning Inspectorate, laid under the Learning and Skills Act 2000.
13. Leicester City Council Bill
14. Liverpool City Council Bill
15. Maidstone Borough Council Bill
The bills were reported from the Select Committee without amendment and re-committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee; then the Chairman of Committees directed, pursuant to Private Business Standing Order 121(1)(b), that the order re-committing the bills to an Unopposed Bill Committee be discharged.
16. Commons Bill [HL]The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments and with a privilege amendment; it was ordered that the Commons amendments be printed. (HL Bill 134)
17. Information CommitteeIt was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the Lord Kalms be appointed a member of the Select Committee in the place of the Lord Chadlington; the motion was agreed to.
18. Wireless Telegraphy Bill [HL]The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.
19. Legislative and Regulatory Reform BillIt was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that the House do resolve itself into a Committee upon the bill; after debate, the motion was agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed.
1. 20. Paediatric Medicines: Proposed EU Regulation (EUC Report)The Baroness Thomas of Walliswood asked Her Majestys Government, in the light of the Report of the European Union Committee on Paediatric Medicines: Proposed EU Regulation (20th Report, HL Paper 101), what steps they are taking to ensure that the proposed European Union Regulation on Medicinal Products for Paediatric use will meet satisfactory ethical standards on implementation, that the incentives proposed will be effective, equitable and proportionate and that the working of the Regulation will be rigorously reviewed; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Warner.
21. Legislative and Regulatory Reform BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed after amendment 27.
The House was adjourned at half-past ten oclock till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.
Clerk of the Parliaments