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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Monday 10th July 2006

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle.

1.  Baroness Ford—Margaret Anne Ford, having been created Baroness Ford, of Cunninghame in North Ayrshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 5th June 2006, was introduced between the Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde and the Lord Rooker, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

2.  Lord Patel of Bradford—Kamlesh Kumar Patel, Esquire, OBE, having been created Baron Patel of Bradford, of Bradford in the County of West Yorkshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 8th June 2006, was introduced between the Baroness Massey of Darwen and the Lord Adebowale, 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.  McGrath and another (as joint liquidators of HIH Casualty and General Insurance Limited, FAI General Insurance Company Limited, World Marine and General Insurances Pty Limited and FAI Insurances Limited, appointed by the Supreme Court of New South Wales) (Petitioners) and others v. Riddell and others (Respondents) (as joint provisional liquidators of HIH Casualty and General Insurance Limited, FAI General Insurance Company Limited, World Marine and General Insurances Pty Limited and FAI Insurances Limited, appointed by the High Court of Justice of England and Wales)—The petition of Anthony McGrath and Christopher Honey praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 6th July).

4.  McGrath and another (as joint liquidators of HIH Casualty and General Insurance Limited, FAI General Insurance Company Limited, World Marine and General Insurances Pty Limited and FAI Insurances Limited, appointed by the Supreme Court of New South Wales) and others (Petitioners) v. Riddell and others (Respondents) (as joint provisional liquidators of HIH Casualty and General Insurance Limited, FAI General Insurance Company Limited, World Marine and General Insurances Pty Limited and FAI Insurances Limited, appointed by the High Court of Justice of England and Wales)—The petition of Amaca Pty Limited and Amaba Pty Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 7th July).

5.  R (on the application of Conville (FC)) (Respondent) v. London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (Petitioners)—The petition of London Borough of Richmond upon Thames praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

6.  MS (by his father and litigation friend) (Respondent) v. London Borough of Tower Hamlets (Petitioners)—The petition of London Borough of Tower Hamlets praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 7th July).

7.  Kola (FC) and another (FC) (Appellants) v. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Respondent)—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 18th August or to the third sitting day after the next ensuing meeting of the House (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 7th July).

Papers

8.  Command Papers—The following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on the dates shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Transnational Organized Crime—Protocols supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime:

      (i)     Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air; (7th July)   (6880)

      (ii)     Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children; (7th July)  (6881)

    2.  Broadcasting—

      (i)     Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the BBC; (7th July)  (—)

      (ii)     Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General on the contract between the BBC and Siemens Business Services for the provision of technology services, together with the response of the BBC; (7th July)  (—)

      (iii)     Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General on the BBC’s definition of overheads, together with the response of the BBC; (7th July)  (—)

    3.  National Statistics—Report for 2005-06 of the Statistics Commission; (10th July)     (6857)

    4.  Law Commission—Report on Inchoate Liability for Assisting and Encouraging Crime; (10th July)   (6878)

    5.  Terrorism—Report: Countering International Terrorism: The United Kingdom’s Strategy. (10th July)  (6888)

9.  Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)—The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on the 7th July, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Children Act 1989 Representations Procedure (England) Regulations 2006, laid under the Children Act 1989;  (1738)

    2.  Social Security (Students and Income-related Benefits) Amendment Regulations 2006, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;  (1752)

    3.  Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2006, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988;  (1756)

    4.  Horses (Zootechnical Standards) (England) Regulations 2006, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;  (1757)

    5.  Education (Outturn Statements) (England) Regulations 2006, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;  (1760)

    6.  Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Designated Activities) (Amendment No.2) Order 2006, Private Security Industry Act 2001;  (1804)

    7.  Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Gibraltar) (Amendment) Order 2006, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;  (1805)

    8.  Family Proceedings (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2006, laid under the Family Law (Northern Ireland) Order 1993;  (—)

    9.  Rules of Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No.2) 2006, laid under the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978.  (—)

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

    1.  (i)  Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) (Further and Higher Education) Regulations 2006—  (1721)

      (ii)  Design Right (Semiconductor Topographies) (Amendment) Regulations 2006—      (1833)

      laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

    2.  (i)  Widnes and Runcorn Sixth Form College (Dissolution) Order 2006—  (1739)

      (ii)     Josiah Mason Sixth Form College, Erdington, Birmingham (Dissolution) Order 2006—  (1754)

      laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992;

    3.  Wimbledon School of Art Higher Education Corporation (Dissolution) Order 2006, laid under the Education Reform Act 1988;  (1746)

    4.  Courts-Martial (Prosecution Appeals) (Supplementary Provisions) Order 2006, laid under the Armed Forces Act 2001.  (1788)

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

    1.  (i)  Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust—

      (ii)     Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust—

      laid under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003;

    2.  Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, laid under the Children Act 2004;

    3.  Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Heritage Act 1983;

    4.  Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the United Kingdom Sports Council Grant-in-Aid and Lottery Distribution Fund, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993;

    5.  Statement by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, concerning the appointment of the Chairman of the Board of the British Library, laid under the British Library Act 1972.

Public Business

12.  Housing Corporation (Delegation) etc. Bill—The order of commitment was discharged.

13.  Electoral Administration Bill—The Commons reason was considered; the Lords amendment was not insisted on.

14.  Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 1); the House was resumed for a statement; 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.

15.  Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006—It was moved by the Lord Rooker that the draft Order laid before the House on 12th June be approved; then it was moved by the Lord Rogan, as an amendment thereto, to leave out all the words after “That” and insert “this House declines to approve the Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 until the people of Northern Ireland have been given the opportunity to approve the proposals contained therein in a manner analogous to the procedures followed in regard to similar proposed changes in England.”; after debate, the amendment was disagreed to (see division list 2); then the original motion was agreed to.

16.  Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed after the question that clause 3 stand part of the bill was negatived.

The House was adjourned at two minutes past ten o’clock till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

PAUL HAYTER

  Clerk of the Parliaments

 
 
 
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