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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Tuesday 4th July 2006

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.

1.  Lord Speaker—The Clerk of the Parliaments notified the House that the Baroness Hayman had been elected Lord Speaker in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order 18A. The Lord Chamberlain (Lord Luce) reported the approval of Her Majesty The Queen as follows:

    My Lords,

      I have the honour to notify your Lordships that Her Majesty The Queen, having been informed that your Lordships have elected the Baroness Hayman to be Lord Speaker, has pleasure in confirming your Lordships’ choice of her as your Speaker.

    Thereupon the Lord Speaker took her seat on the Woolsack in place of the Lord Chancellor.

2.  Baroness Lloyd of Highbury—The Lord Speaker acquainted the House that Baroness Lloyd of Highbury, a member of the House, had died on 28th June 2006.

Judicial Business

3.  Carter (sued on his own on behalf of the other members of the Labour Party) (Respondent) v. Ahsan (Appellant)—The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 17th July (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 3rd July).

4.  AE (FC) and another (Appellants) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)—The petition of the appellants was presented without payment of the fee, such fee having been waived, praying that the appeal be withdrawn on the terms agreed between the parties; and that the costs of the appellants be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999 (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto); and it was ordered as prayed.

5.  Appeal Committee—The 114th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

    In re D (a child)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 18th July.

Papers

6.  Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Draft Smoking (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

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

    1.  Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Recovery of Cash in Summary Proceedings: Minimum Amount) Order 2006, laid under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002;    (1699)

    2.  Suffolk (Coroners’ Districts) Order 2006, laid under the Coroners Act 1988;    (1747)

    3.  Revenue and Customs (Complaints and Misconduct) (Amendment) Regulations 2006, laid under the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005.    (1748)

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

    1.  Report for 2002 and 2003 on the standards of decision making in Jobcentre Plus, the Pension Service, Disability and Carers Service and the Child Support Agency, laid under the Social Security Act 1998;

    2.  Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, laid under the Education Act 1997;

    3.  Report for 2005 of the Independent Assessor of Military Complaints Procedures in Northern Ireland, laid under the Terrorism Act 2000;

    4.  (i)  Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Environment and Heritage Service—

      (ii)  Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Laganside Corporation—

      (iii)  Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Northern Ireland Health and Social Services Estates Agency—

      laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000.

Select Committee Reports

9.  European Union—The 39th Report from the Select Committee, The 2007 EC Budget, was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 218)

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

    40th Report, on the following affirmative instruments:

      Draft Criminal Defence Service (Financial Eligibility) Regulations 2006;

      Draft Criminal Defence Service (Representation Orders and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2006;

      Draft Criminal Defence Service (Representation Orders: Appeals etc.) Regulations 2006;

    and on the following negative instruments:

      Education (Change of Category of Maintained Schools) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2006;

      Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (Supplementary Provisions) Order 2006;

      Draft Code of Practice on Racial Equality in Housing England;

      Draft Code of Practice on Racial Equality in Housing Scotland;

      Draft Code of Practice on Racial Equality in Housing Wales. (HL Paper 219)

Public Business

11.  Criminal Defence Service (Representation Orders and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2006—

12.  Criminal Defence Service (Financial Eligibility) Regulations 2006—

13.  Criminal Defence Service (Representation Orders: Appeals etc.) Regulations 2006—

14.  Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) Order 2006—

15.  Regulatory Reform (Registered Designs) Order 2006—

16.  Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Consequential Amendment to Statutory Adoption Pay) Order 2006—

17.  Maternity and Parental Leave etc. and the Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2006—

18.  Television Licensable Content Services Order 2006—

19.  Radio Multiplex Services (Required Percentage of Digital Capacity) 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.

1.  20.  Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill—It was moved by the Lord President (Baroness Amos), on behalf of the Lord Rooker, that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 14
Schedule 1
Clauses 15 to 17
Schedule 2
Clauses 18 to 26
Schedule 3
Clauses 27 to 30
Schedules 4 and 5
Clauses 31 to 33;
the motion was agreed to.

21.  International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Bill—It was moved by the Baroness Whitaker that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House; the motion was agreed to.

22.  Health Bill—The Queen’s consent was signified; the bill was read a third time; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 1); an amendment was moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

23.  Police and Justice Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 2); the House was resumed.

24.  Budget (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006—The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft Order.

25.  Water and Sewerage Services (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006—The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft Order.

26.  Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006—The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft Order.

27.  Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme) (Rights of Appeal) Amendment Regulations 2006—The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft Regulations.

28.  Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Additional Rights of Appeal) (Amendment) Regulations 2006—The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft Regulations.

29.  National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2006—The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft Regulations.

30.  European Organization for Nuclear Research (Privileges and Immunities) Order 2006—The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft Order.

31.  Contaminated Land (England) Regulations 2006—It was moved by the Lord Dixon-Smith that an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 23rd May, be annulled (S.I. 2006/1380); after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.The House was resumed.

32.  Police and Justice Bill—The 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 92.

The House was adjourned at three minutes past ten o’clock till tomorrow, a quarter before ten o’clock for judicial business,three o’clock for public business.

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.

    Budget (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006—It was moved by the Lord Rooker that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Budget (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

    Water and Sewerage Services (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006—It was moved by the Lord Rooker that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Water and Sewerage Services (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

    Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006—It was moved by the Lord Rooker that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

    Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme) (Rights of Appeal) Amendment Regulations 2006—It was moved by the Lord Drayson that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme) (Rights of Appeal) Amendment Regulations 2006; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

    Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Additional Rights of Appeal) (Amendment) Regulations 2006—It was moved by the Lord Drayson that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Additional Rights of Appeal) (Amendment) Regulations 2006; after debate, the motion was agreed to

    European Organization for Nuclear Research (Privileges and Immunities) Order 2006—It was moved by the Lord Triesman that the Grand Committee do consider the draft European Organization for Nuclear Research (Privileges and Immunities) Order 2006; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

    National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2006—It was moved by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville that the Grand Committee do consider the draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2006; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The Committee was adjourned at eighteen minutes past six o’clock.

 
 
 
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