HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Jovis 23° Maii 2002
The House met at two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Birmingham.
1. Regina v. London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (Respondents) and others ex parte Burkett and another (FC) (Appellants)It was moved by the Lord Slynn of Hadley, That the 55th Report from the Appellate Committee be agreed to; the motion was agreed to. It was ordered and adjudged that the Order of the Court of Appeal of 13th December 2000 be set aside and that the cause be remitted to the Queens Bench Division for decision on the substantive issues; that the respondents do pay to the appellants their costs in the Court of Appeal and before this House, the amount of such last-mentioned costs to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties; and that the costs of the second appellant in this House be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999.  UKHL 23
2. Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Anderson (FC) (Petitioner)The petition of Anthony Anderson praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioners certificate of public funding was lodged.
3. In re S (a child)The petition of the mother praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
4. In re Shields (Respondent) (Northern Ireland)The petition of the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
The House was adjourned during pleasure.
The House was resumed.
5. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. BankingReport for 2002 of the Bank of England; ()
2. Government Departments
(i) Departmental Report for 2002 of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Forestry Commission and the Office of Water Services; (5422)
(ii) Departmental Report of the Department for Works and Pensions and Expenditure Plans for 2002-03 and 2003-04; (5424)
3. Competition CommissionReport on the proposed merger between Neopost SA and Ascom Holding AG; (5518)
4. Sustainable DevelopmentGovernment Response to the First Report for 2001-02 of the Environmental Audit Committee on Departmental Responsibilities for Sustainable Development. (5519)
6. Affirmative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Draft Gaming Clubs (Bankers Games) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2002;
2. Draft International Maritime Organisation (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2002, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.
7. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. (i) Code of Practice for Schools ()
(ii) Code of Practice for Providers of Post 16 Education and Related Services ()
laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;
2. Contaminants in Food (England) Regulations 2002, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990; (890)
3. Brinsbury College (Dissolution) Order 2002, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. (1402)
8. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Report for 2001 of Her Majestys Inspectors of Explosives for Northern Ireland, laid under the Explosives Act 1875;
2. Report for 2001 of the Office of Telecommunications, laid under the Telecommunications Act 1984;
3. Report and Accounts for 2001-02 of the Meteorological Office, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973;
4. Accounts for 2000-01 of the following Education Action Zones, together with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General:
(i) Easington and Seaham
laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.
9. Justice (Northern Ireland) BillIt was moved by the Lord Privy Seal (Lord Williams of Mostyn) that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to which the Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:
Clauses 1 and 2
Clauses 4 and 5
Clauses 6 to 10
Clauses 11 and 12
Clauses 13 to 19
Clauses 20 to 28
Clauses 29 to 44
Clauses 45 to 49
Clauses 50 to 61
Clauses 63 to 84
Clauses 86 to 92;
the motion was agreed to.
10. Education BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed.
11. State Pension Credit Bill [HL]The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with a privilege amendment; the amendment was considered and agreed to.
12. National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions BillThe bill was returned from the Commons with certain amendments disagreed to with reasons for such disagreement; with certain other amendments disagreed to but with amendments proposed in lieu thereof; and with the remaining amendments agreed to; the Commons amendments and reasons were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 84)
13. EpilepsyThe Baroness Gould of Potternewton asked Her Majestys Government what steps they intend to take to implement the recommendations of the section EpilepsyDeath in the Shadows of the Chief Medical Officers annual report 2001; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Filkin.
14. Education BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed after Schedule 10 was agreed to.
The House was adjourned at twenty-one minutes past midnight
in the morning of Friday 24th May to Monday next, half-past two oclock.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND COMMITTEE (IN COMMITTEE ROOM 4)
The Committee met at four oclock.
Tax Credits BillThe bill was further considered in the Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the Committee was adjourned after clause 24 stood part.
The Committee was adjourned at two minutes before seven oclock.