House of Lords Journal 240 (Session 2006-07)


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Friday 23 February 2007

The House met at 11.00am

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Hayman, B. (Lord Speaker)

Acton, L.
Adams of Craigielea, B.
Addington, L.
Alderdice, L.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Anderson of Swansea, L.
Andrews, B.

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Anelay of St Johns, B.
Astor, V.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Bhatia, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Bilston, L.
Birt, L.
Blaker, L.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Boyd of Duncansby, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Brennan, L.
Brett, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Burlison, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carlile of Berriew, L.
Cavendish of Furness, L.
Chorley, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Colwyn, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Coventry, Bp.
Cox, B.
Craigavon, V.
Cunningham of Felling, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
De Mauley, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Dear, L.
Dearing, L.
Dholakia, L.
Donoughue, L.
D’Souza, B.
Dubs, L.
Dundee, E.
Dykes, L.
Eccles, V.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Elles, B.
Elton, L.
Emerton, B.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Falkland, V.
Filkin, L.
Finlay of Llandaff, B.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Freeman, L.
Freyberg, L.
Gale, B.
Garden, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geddes, L.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Giddens, L.
Gilbert, L.
Glenarthur, L.
Golding, B.
Goodlad, L.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Greengross, B.
Greenway, L.
Grocott, L.
Hamilton of Epsom, L.
Hanningfield, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Haskel, L.
Hayhoe, L.
Hoffmann, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Hooper, B.
Howarth of Newport, L.
Howe, E.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Chesterton, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Jones, L.
Jones of Whitchurch, B.
Jordan, L.
Judd, L.
Kilclooney, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kirkham, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Lindsay, E.
Lipsey, L.
Liverpool, E.
Ludford, B.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McAlpine of West Green, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Maclennan of Rogart, L.
McNally, L.
Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Mance, L.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Maxton, L.
May of Oxford, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Montgomery of Alamein, V.
Moore of Wolvercote, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Morris of Handsworth, L.
Morris of Yardley, B.
Murphy, B.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Neuberger, B.
Newby, L.
Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.
Northbourne, L.
Northbrook, L.
O’Cathain, B.
O’Neill of Bengarve, B.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Owen, L.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Patten, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Pendry, L.
Peston, L.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Prys-Davies, L.
Quin, B.
Quinton, L.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Ramsbotham, L.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rees, L.
Rennard, L.
Richard, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Rodger of Earlsferry, L.
Roper, L.
Rosslyn, E.
Rowe-Beddoe, L.
St. Albans, Bp.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St John of Fawsley, L.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Sewel, L.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Sheldon, L.
Simon, V.
Skelmersdale, L.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Finsbury, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Snape, L.
Soley, L.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Stern, B.
Stewartby, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Swinfen, L.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Taylor of Holbeach, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Teverson, L.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tope, L.
Tordoff, L.
Trimble, L.
Trumpington, B.
Truscott, L.

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Turnberg, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Waddington, L.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Invergowrie, L.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wilcox, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Winston, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.
Young of Norwood Green, L.
    
    

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Coventry

Public Business

Palliative Care Bill [hl] Baroness Finlay of Llandaff moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Energy Efficiency and Microgeneration Bill [hl] Lord Redesdale moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

The House adjourned at 4.08pm until Monday 26 February at 2.30pm.

Papers

All statutory instruments laid before the House are accompanied by an Explanatory Memorandum presented by command of Her Majesty, unless otherwise indicated.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1    (1)    Accession (Immigration and Worker Authorisation) (Amendment) Regulations 2007     (475)

      (2)    Enterprise Act 2002 (EEA State) (Amendment) Regulations 2007     (528)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.    

2    Insolvency Proceedings (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2007, laid under the Bankruptcy Act 1914.     (521)

Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

(1)    Report for 2005 of the exemptions granted under Section 294 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995

(2)    Report for 2006 of the exemptions granted under Section 294 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995

laid under that Act.

Judicial Business

1    Legal and General Assurance Society (Petitioners) v Expeditors International (UK) Limited (Respondents) The petition of Legal and General Assurance Society praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

2    In re Officer L (Respondent) (Northern Ireland) The petition of the Robert Hamill Inquiry praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

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3    Point Solutions Limited (Petitioners) v Focus Business Solutions Limited and others (Respondents) The petition of Point Solutions Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

4    Ashley (FC) and another (FC) (Respondents) v Chief Constable of Sussex Police (Appellant) (England) 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 10 April (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.