HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Lunae 17° Novembris 2003
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Rochester.
1. Leave of AbsenceLeave of absence was granted to the Lord Chancellor for Wednesday 19th November.
2. Amiri Flight Authority (Respondents) v. BAE Systems plc (Petitioners)The petition of BAe Systems plc praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
3. Page (a patient by his litigation friend) (Petitioner) v. Lee (Respondent)The petition of Christopher Kevin Page praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
4. Regina v. Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland and another (Respondents) ex parte Butler (Petitioner) (Northern Ireland)The petition of Kieran Owen Butler praying for an extension of time within which the petition may be lodged and for leave to appeal in accordance with the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
5. Sheldrake (Respondent) v. Director of Public Prosecutions (Appellant) (Criminal Appeal from Her Majestys High Court of Justice)
6. Attorney Generals Reference No. 4 of 2002 (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))
The appeal and reference were set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
7. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
Law CommissionsReport from the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission on Partnership Law. (6015)
8. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
Draft Local Government Best Value (Exemption) (England) Order 2003, laid under the Local Government Act 1999, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.
9. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. European Communities (Designation) (No. 4) Order 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972; (2901)
2. Feeding Stuffs, the Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) and the Feeding Stuffs (Enforcement) (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2003, laid under the Agriculture Act 1970. (2912)
10. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Accounts for 2002-03 of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, laid under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General.
Select Committee Reports
11. Human RightsThe following Reports from the Joint Committee were made and ordered to be printed:
Scrutiny of Bills: Final Progress Report; (17th Report-HL Paper 186)
Governments Response to the UNCRC; (18th Report-HL Paper 187)
Draft Gender Recognition Bill. (19th Report-HL Paper 188)
12. Draft Mental Incapacity BillThe Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed, together with the Minutes of Evidence. (HL Paper 189)
13. Taxation (Information) Bill [HL]The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.
14. Criminal Justice BillThe bill was read a third time; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); then the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.
15. Wild Mammals (Protection) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill [HL]The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.
16. Access to the Countryside (Exclusions and Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2003It was moved by the Earl Peel that an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Order, laid before the House on 24th October, be annulled (S.I. 2003/2713); after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
The House was adjourned at nine minutes before seven oclock
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.
Clerk of the Parliaments
Under Select Committee Reports on Tuesday 28th October, the Draft Retention of Communications Data (Code of Practice) Order 2003 should have been included in item 7, Statutory Instruments.