HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Martis 7° Octobris 2003
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Worcester.
1. Hilton (Appellant) v. Barker Booth and Eastwood (a firm) (Respondents) (England)The appeal of Ian Hilton was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 18th November next.
2. Chester (Respondent) v. Afshar (Appellant)The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
3. Appeal CommitteeThe 79th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made
Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department and another (Respondents) ex parte IH (FC) (Appellant)That the petition of the Royal College of Psychiatrists that they might be heard or otherwise intervene in the said appeal be allowed.
Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department and another (Respondents) ex parte IH (FC) (Appellant)That the petition of C that he might be heard or otherwise intervene in the said appeal be refused.
4. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
Competition CommissionReport from the Competition Commission on the proposed Merger between Carlton Communications Plc and Granada Plc. (5952)
5. Negative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Olive Oil (Marketing Standards) Regulations 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. (2577)
Select Committee Report
6. European UnionThe 40th Report from the Select Committee, Government Responses: The 2004 EC Budget; The Commissions Green Paper: Entrepreneurship in Europe; and Progress of Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy, was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 166)
7. Select CommitteesIt was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the Lord President (Baroness Amos) be appointed a member of the following Committees, in the place of the Lord Williams of Mostyn, deceased: House, Liaison, Privileges, Procedure and Selection; the motion was agreed to.
8. Household Waste Recycling BillThe order of commitment was discharged.
9. Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) BillThe House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed after amendment 20.
10. Anti-social Behaviour BillThe 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 and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 108)
The House was adjourned at eleven minutes before midnight
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.
Clerk of the Parliaments