HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Veneris 17° Octobris 2003
The House met at eleven oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.
1. S (by her mother and litigation friend) (Respondent) v. Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital NHS Trust (Petitioners)The petition of Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital NHS Trust praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 27th August).
2. Regina v. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Respondent) ex parte Hooper (Petitioner) and othersThe petitioners certificate of public funding, having been cancelled, was withdrawn.
3. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. ExportsGovernment Response to the Reports of the House of Commons Select Committees on Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry on the Governments proposals for secondary legislation under the Export Control Act; (5988)
2. ChildrenGovernment Response to the Sixth Report of the House of Commons Health Committee on the Victoria Climbié Inquiry Report. (5992)
4. Negative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Food (Provisions relating to Labelling) (England) Regulations2003, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990. (2647)
5. Animals in Scientific ProceduresIt was moved by the Lord Smith of Clifton that this House takes note of the Report of the Select Committee on Animals in Scientific Procedures (HL Paper 150, Session 2001-02); after debate, the motion was agreed to.
6. Ragwort Control BillIt was moved by the Baroness Masham of Ilton 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.
7. Electronic Communications (Networks and Services) (Penalties) (Rules for Calculation of Turnover) Order 2003It was moved by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville that the draft Order laid before the House on 8th September be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
8. Advanced Television Services Regulations 2003It was moved by the Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts that an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 21st July, be annulled (S.I. 2003/1901); after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
The House was adjourned at twenty-nine minutes past three oclock
to Monday next, half-past two oclock.
Clerk of the Parliaments