HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Mercurii 29° Octobris 2003
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Guildford.
1. Instrument withdrawnThe following instrument, laid before the House on 11th September, was withdrawn:
Draft Retention of Communications Data (Code of Practice) Order 2003.
2. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Marine SafetyAmendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 1974; (6001)
2. CultureAgreement between the United Kingdom and Slovenia on the Establishment and Activities of Cultural Centres. (6002)
3. Affirmative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Draft Retention of Communications Data (Code of Practice) Order 2003, laid under the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;
2. Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections and Periods of Suspension) Act 2003 (Consequential Modifications No. 2) Order 2003, laid under the Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections and Periods of Suspension) Act 2003, together with an Explanatory Memorandum. (2752)
4. Negative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972. (2719)
5. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Accounts for 2002-03 of the following Education Action Zones, together with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General;
(i) Easington and Seaham
laid under the Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998.
6. Mersey Tunnels BillThe bill was brought from the Commons, read a first time and referred to the Examiners.
7. Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [HL]The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments and with a privilege amendment; it was ordered that the Commons amendments be printed. (HL Bill 114)
8. Criminal Justice BillThe report was received; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 1); an amendment was agreed to (see division list 2); amendments were agreed to; further consideration on report was adjourned.
9. Breast cancer and abortionThe Lord Alton of Liverpool asked Her Majestys Government what evidence links breast cancer with abortion; and what measures they are taking to alert women to any risks involved after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Andrews.
10. Criminal Justice BillThe bill was further considered on report; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 3); amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; further consideration on report was adjourned after amendment 40.
The House was adjourned at two minutes past ten oclock
till tomorrow, eleven oclock.
Clerk of the Parliaments