HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Martis 21° Januarii 2003
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.
1. Regina v. London Borough of Enfield (Respondents) ex parte Clarke (Petitioner)The petition of Valerie Anne Clarke praying for leave to appeal was presented without payment of the fee, such fee having been waived by the Appeal Committee pursuant to Standing Order XIII; the said petition was referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 15th January).
2. Appeal CommitteeThe 21st Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made
Jackson and another (Petitioners) v. Royal Bank of Scotland (Respondents)That the petition be referred for hearing.
3. Appeal CommitteeThe 22nd Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made
Shierson and another (liquidators of RGB Resources plc) (Respondents) v. Rastogi and another (Petitioners) and othersThat leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.
4. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
Foreign AffairsGovernment Response to the Twelfth Report of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, Session 2001-02, on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Annual Report for 2002. (5712)
5. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Education (Further Education Institutions Information) (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2003, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992; (51)
2. Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Environmental Protection Act 1990; (63)
3. Wireless Telegraphy (Exemption) Regulations 2003, laid under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949. (74)
6. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Report and Accounts for 2000-01 of the British Potato Council, laid under the Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947.
Select Committee Report
7. Statutory InstrumentsThe 7th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:
Draft Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003;
Draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Cattle;
Draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Pigs;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 39)
8. House of Lords ReformIt was moved by the Lord Howe of Aberavon that this House takes note of the First Report of the Joint Committee on House of Lords Reform; after debate, the further debate was adjourned till tomorrow.
The House was adjourned at twenty-five minutes past eleven oclock
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.