HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Jovis 2° Maii 2002
The House met at three oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.
1. Actionstrength Limited (t/a Vital Resources (formerly t/a Morson Alltrades)) (company number 2761631) (Appellants) v. International Glass Engineering In.Gl.En. SpA and others (Respondents) (England)The appeal of Actionstrength Limited was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 13th June next.
2. Regina v. Bracknell Forest Borough Council (Respondents) and others ex parte McLellan (FC) (Petitioner)The petition of Nina McLellan praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioners certificate of public funding was lodged.
3. Wright-Turner (AP) (Petitioner) v. Department for Social Development (Respondents) (Northern Ireland)The petition of Bronwyn Wright-Turner praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
4. Affirmative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 5) Order 2002, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;
2. Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2002, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.
5. Negative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Insolvency Act 1986 (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2002, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. (1240)
6. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Annual Report for 2000-01 of HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate, laid under the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate Act 2000.
Select Committee Report
7. Science and TechnologyThe 3rd Report from the Select Committee, What on Earth? The threat to the science underpinning biodiversity, was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed, together with the Minutes of Evidence. (HL Paper 118)
8. South West Water Limited Ilsham Valley Pumping Station Compulsory Purchase Order 2000The report by the Chairman of Committees and the Chairman of Ways and Means in the House of Commons, pursuant to section 3(5) of the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945, that no petitions had been presented against the South West Water Limited Ilsham Valley Pumping Station Compulsory Purchase Order 2000 was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table.
9. Deputy Chairmen of CommitteesIt was moved by the Chairman of Committees, on behalf of the Committee of Selection, that the Lord Burnham, the Baroness Fookes, the Baroness Gould of Potternewton, the Lord Haskel and the Baroness Thomas of Walliswood be added to the Panel of Lords appointed to act as Deputy Chairmen of Committees for this session; the motion was agreed to.
10. CommunicationsIt was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the Commons message of yesterday be now considered, and that a Committee of six Lords be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Commons, to consider and report on any draft Communications Bill presented to both Houses by a Minister of the Crown;
That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the Lords following be named of the Committee:
B. Cohen of Pimlico
L. Hussey of North Bradley
L. Pilkington of Oxenford
That the Committee have power to agree with the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;
That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;
That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;
That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;
That the reports of the Committee from time to time shall be printed, notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;
That the Committee do report no later than three months after the presentation of any such draft bill;
And that the Committee do meet with the Committee appointed by the Commons on Thursday 9th May at 3 oclock in Room 134 Millbank House;
and that a message be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith;
the motion was agreed to.
11. Mobile Telephones (Re-programming) Bill [HL]A bill to create offences in respect of unique electronic equipment identifiers of mobile wireless communications devices was presented by the Lord Bassam of Brighton, on behalf of the Lord Rooker, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 80)
12. Mobile Telephones (Re-programming) Bill [HL]It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 80-EN)
13. Education BillThe House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); the House was resumed.
14. Parkinsons diseaseThe Lord Harrison asked Her Majestys Government what care is provided for sufferers from Parkinsons disease; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.
15. Education BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; an amendment was agreed to; the House was resumed after amendment 38.
The House was adjourned at one minute before eleven oclock
till tomorrow, eleven oclock.