HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Mercurii 8° Januarii 2003
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of St Albans.
1. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Police Pensions (Pension Sharing) Regulations 2002, laid under the Police Pensions Act 1976; (3202)
2. (i) Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Worcestershire) (City of Worcester) Order 2002; (3265)
(ii) Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (City of Sunderland) Order 2002; (3266)
laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;
3. Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, laid under the Immigration Act 1971. ()
2. Electricity supply industry (Balloted debate)It was moved by the Lord Tombs that there be laid before the House papers relating to the problems in the electricity supply industry created by the absence of a strategic decision mechanism; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
3. Balkans (Balloted debate)It was moved by the Lord Russell-Johnston that there be laid before the House papers relating to the stability pact for the Balkans; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
4. Food labellingThe Lord Morris of Manchester asked Her Majestys Government what steps they are taking to combat misleading food labelling; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.
The House was adjourned at twenty-nine minutes before nine oclock
till tomorrow, eleven oclock.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND COMMITTEE (IN COMMITTEE ROOMS 3A AND 4B)
The Committee met at half-past three oclock.
Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL]The bill was considered in the Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the Committee was adjourned after clause 15 stood part.
The Committee was adjourned at three minutes before seven oclock.