HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Martis 24° Junii 2003
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough.
1. Lord Cullen of WhitekirkThe Right Honourable William Douglas Cullen (commonly called Lord Cullen), Lord Justice-General of Scotland and Lord President of the Court of Session, having been created Baron Cullen of Whitekirk, of Whitekirk in East Lothian, for life by Letters Patent dated 17th June 2003, was introduced between the Lord Rodger of Earlsferry and the Baroness Linklater of Butterstone, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
2. X (FC) and another (FC) (Petitioners) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)The petition of X and Y praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioners certificates of public funding were lodged.
3. Jackson and another (Original Appellants and Cross-respondents) v. Royal Bank of Scotland (Original Respondents and Cross-appellants)The petition of the original appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 5th August next (the agents for the original respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
4. A (Respondent) v. Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police (Appellant) and anotherThe 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 29th July next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
5. Appeal CommitteeThe 58th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made
Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Amin (FC) (Appellant)That the petition of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission that they might be heard or otherwise intervene in the said appeal be allowed.
6. Appeal CommitteeThe 59th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made
A (Respondent) v. Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police (Appellant) and anotherThat the petition of the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry that he might be heard or otherwise intervene in the said appeal be allowed.
7. Instrument withdrawnThe following instrument, laid before the House on 19th June, was withdrawn:
Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No. 2) Order 2003.
8. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Nuclear EnergyDraft Nuclear Sites and Radioactive Substance Bill; (5858)
2. GeneticsOur Inheritance, Our Future: Realising the potential of genetics in the NHS: Government Proposals. (5791)
9. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No. 2) Order 2003, laid under the Scotland Act 1998.
10. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Condensed Milk and Dried Milk (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990; (1596)
2. (i) Statute made by Wadham College, Oxford on 15th May 2002
(ii) Statute made by All Souls College, Oxford on 1st December 2001
laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923.
11. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Report for 2002-03 of the Appointed Person for England and Wales and Northern Ireland under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, laid under that Act;
2. Report and Accounts for 2002-03 of the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973, together with a report from the Comptroller and Auditor General;
3. Cayman Islands (Constitution) (Amendment) Order 2003, laid under the West Indies Act 1962; (1515)
4. (i) Fourth Report for 2002-03 of the Health Service Commissioner for England (Annual Report)
(ii) Fifth Report for 2002-03 of the Health Service Commissioner for England on Investigations Completed in the period December 2002-March 2003
laid under the Health Service Commissioners Act 1993.
Select Committee Reports
12. Statutory InstrumentsThe 23rd Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:
Draft Electricity and Gas (Modification of Standard Conditions of Licences) Order 2003;
Draft Immigration (Provision of Physical Data) Regulations 2003;
Draft Insolvency Act 1986 (Amendment) (Administrative Receivership and Urban Regeneration etc.) Order 2003;
Draft Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2003;
Draft Asylum (Designated States) (No. 2) Order 2003;
Draft Greater London Authority Elections (Election Addresses) Order 2003;
Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2003;
Draft Official Secrets Act 1989 (Prescription) (Amendment) Order 2003;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 127)
13. European UnionThe 28th Report from the Select Committee, If at first you dont succeed...Takeover Bids Again, was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed, together with the Minutes of Evidence. (HL Paper 128)
14. Criminal Justice BillIt was moved by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Criminal Justice Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:
Clauses 1 to 10
Clauses 11 to 27
Clauses 28 to 39
Clauses 40 to 69
Clauses 70 to 106
Clauses 107 to 128
Clauses 129 to 172
Clauses 174 to 180
Clauses 181 to 185
Clauses 186 to 210
Clauses 211 to 215
Clauses 216 to 220
Schedules 13 and 14
Clauses 222 to 230
Clauses 231 to 254
Clauses 255 to 261
Clauses 262 and 263
Schedules 21 and 22
Clauses 266 to 268
Clauses 270 to 278
Clauses 279 to 282
Clauses 283 to 291
Clauses 292 to 294
Clauses 295 to 298
Clauses 299 and 300
Clauses 303 to 307;
the motion was agreed to.
15. Water Bill [HL]The bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was agreed to (see division list 1); amendments were agreed to; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 2); further consideration on report was adjourned.
16. Local Government BillThe bill was reported from the Grand Committee with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 82)
17. BurmaThe Baroness Cox asked Her Majestys Government what their response is to recent developments in Burma (Myanmar); after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Crawley.
18. Anti-social Behaviour BillA bill to make provision in connection with anti-social behaviour was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 84)
19. Anti-social Behaviour BillIt was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 84-EN)
20. Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 2) BillA bill to authorise the use of resources for the service of the year ending with 31st March 2004 and to apply certain sums out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the year ending with 31st March 2004; to appropriate the further supply authorised in this Session of Parliament; and to repeal certain Consolidated Fund and Appropriation Acts was brought from the Commons endorsed with the certificate of the Speaker that the bill is a money bill and read a first time.
21. Water Bill [HL]The bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 3 and 4); it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 83)
22. Water Bill [HL]It was moved by the Lord Whitty that, on Wednesday 9th July, the Water Bill be recommitted to a Committee of the Whole House in respect of any new clauses and related amendments dealing with fluoridation and that Standing Order 47 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with to enable the remaining stages of the Bill to be taken on the same day as Committee (on Re-commitment); the motion was agreed to.
23. Licensing Bill [HL]The bill was returned from the Commons with certain amendments not insisted upon, with a Lords amendment in lieu of words left out of the bill by a Commons amendment agreed to, with an amendment not insisted on but with amendments proposed in lieu thereof, and with an amendment insisted upon and a Lords amendment disagreed to but with an amendment in lieu thereof; the Commons amendments were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 85)
24. National Lottery (Funding of Endowments) BillIt was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 81-EN)
The House was adjourned at nineteen minutes before midnight
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND COMMITTEE (IN COMMITTEE ROOMS 3A AND 4B)
The Committee met at half-past three oclock.
Local Government BillThe bill was further considered in the Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; it was ordered that the bill be reported with amendments.
The Committee was adjourned at six minutes past seven oclock.