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Die Veneris 3° Maii 2002

The House met at eleven o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.

Judicial Business

1.  Robinson (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and others (Respondents) (Northern Ireland)—The appeal of Peter Robinson was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 14th June next.

2.  In re P (FC) (a minor by his mother and litigation friend) (Appellant)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 24th April).


3.  Command Paper—The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Competition Commission—Report by the Competition Commission on the proposed merger of Johnston Press plc and Trinity Mirror plc.      (5495)

4.  Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.      Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Administration Orders Relating to Insurers) Order 2002, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;      (1242)

    2.      National Care Standards Commission (Children’s Rights Director) Regulations 2002, laid under the Care Standards Act 2000.      (1250)

Private Business

5.  London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill [HL]—The petition against the bill from Southern Electric Power Distribution plc (No.3) was withdrawn.

Public Business

6.  Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill—It was moved by the Lord Privy Seal (Lord Williams of Mostyn) that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and then, after debate, the bill was committed to a Grand Committee.

7.  Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Visual Recording of Interviews) Order 2002—It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that the Order laid before the House on 15th April be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at twenty-eight minutes before three o’clock

to Tuesday next, half-past two o’clock.


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