HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Veneris 7° Novembris 2003
The House met at eleven oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford.
1. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. PrisonsPrison Statistics for 2002 for England and Wales; (5996)
2. Transfer of PrisonersAgreement between the United Kingdom and Peru on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons; (6009)
3. HealthGovernment response to the Report of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology: Fighting Infection. (6012)
2. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. (i) NHSU (Establishment and Constitution) Order 2003 (2772)
(ii) NHSU Regulations 2003 (2773)
laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;
2. National Police Records (Recordable Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984; (2823)
3. (i) Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (2827)
(ii) Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (2828)
laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
4. Crown Court (Amendment No. 3) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2003, laid under the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978; ()
5. Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1996. ()
3. Wild Mammals (Protection) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill [HL]The report was received; amendments were agreed to; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 118)
4. Postal Services Act 2000 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2003It was moved by the Lord Davies of Oldham that the draft Order laid before the House on 14th October be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
5. Dental Auxiliaries (Amendment) Regulations 2003It was moved by the Lord Warner that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15th October be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
6. Fishing Vessels (Decommissioning) Scheme 2003It was moved by the Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton that the Scheme laid before the House on 16th October be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
7. House of Lords reformThe Lord Selsdon asked Her Majestys Government whether their latest proposals for constitutional reform would enhance the membership of the House of Lords; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton.
The House was adjourned at two minutes past two oclock
to Monday next, half-past two oclock.
Clerk of the Parliaments