House of Lords Journal 236 (Session 2002-03)

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Friday 7 March 2003

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Irvine of Lairg, L.
(Lord Chancellor)

Ackner, L.
Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Alli, L.
Ampthill, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Arran, E.
Astor, V.
Astor of Hever, L.
Avebury, L.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Barker, B.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Bhatia, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Birt, L.
Blatch, B.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bragg, L.
Brett, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Bruce of Donington, L.
Burlison, L.
Burnham, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carlile of Berriew, L.
Carter, L.
Chalfont, L.
Chalker of Wallasey, B.
Chan, L.
Chandos, V.
Clement-Jones, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cobbold, L.
Coe, L.
Condon, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Courtown, E.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Dahrendorf, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Dholakia, L.
Donoughue, L.
Dubs, L.
Elder, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Filkin, L.
Fitt, L.
Freeman, L.
Freyberg, L.
Gale, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geddes, L.
Geraint, L.
Gladwin of Clee, L.
Glentoran, L.
Goodhart, L.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Grabiner, L.
Greaves, L.
Greengross, B.
Grenfell, L.
Grocott, L.
Guthrie of Craigiebank, L.
Hanham, B.
Hardy of Wath, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Hayman, B.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Inge, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jopling, L.
Laird, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Lipsey, L.
Lucas, L.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
Mackay of Clashfern, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McNally, L.
Mancroft, L.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Milner of Leeds, L.
Mishcon, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
Palmer, L.
Paul, L.
Peel, E.
Peston, L.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rennard, L.
Renton, L.
Richard, L.
Rochester, Bp.
Rogan, L.
Roper, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
Sandberg, L.
Sawyer, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Slim, V.
Southwark, Bp.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Swinfen, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Thornton, B.
Tope, L.
Tordoff, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Vivian, L.
Wakeham, L.
Walker of Doncaster, L.
Walmsley, B.
Warnock, B.
Weatherill, L.
Whitaker, B.

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Whitty, L.
Wigoder, L.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Willoughby de Broke, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Rochester.


1.Command Papers—The following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on the dates shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Cultural Property—Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property;
2.Astronomical Research—Convention establishing a European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere with Financial Protocol;
3.Competition Commission—A report on the acquisition of Book Data Limited by VNU Entertainment Media U.K. Limited.
2.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. (i)Education (Residential Trips) (Prescribed Tax Credits) (England) Regulations 2003—(381)
(ii)Education (School Lunches) (Prescribed Requirements) (England) Order 2003—(382)
(iii)Education (Free School Lunches) (Prescribed Tax Credits) (England) Order 2003—(383)
 laid under the Education Act 1996;
2.Social Security (Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit) (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2003, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;
3.Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Amendment Order 2003, laid under the Housing Act 1996;
4.Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health (Functions) Amendment Regulations 2003, laid under the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002;
5.Patents Act 1977 (Electronic Communications) Order 2003, laid under the Electronic Communications Act 2000;
6.Patents (Electronic Communications) (Amendment) Rules 2003, laid under the Patents Act 1977;
7.Care Homes (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Care Standards Act 2000;
8. (i)Feedingstuffs (Zootechnical Products) (Amendment) Regulations 2003—(545)
(ii)Medicated Feedingstuffs (Amendment) (Scotland, England and Wales) Regulations 2003—(546)
(iii)Registered Designs Regulations 2003—(550)
 laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
9.Measuring Instruments (EEC Requirements) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Finance Act 1973;
10.Water Industry (Charges) (Vulnerable Groups) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Water Industry Act 1991.
3.Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Draft Code of Practice on Video Recording with Sound, laid under the Terrorism Act 2000.

Public Business

4.High Hedges Bill [HL]—The Queen’s consent was signified; the bill was read a third time; a privilege amendment was agreed to; then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.
5.Immigration (EUC Report)—It was moved by the Baroness Harris of Richmond that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on A Common Policy on Illegal Immigration (37th Report, HL Paper 187, Session 2001–02); after debate, the motion was agreed to.
6.Wild Mammals (Protection) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Donoughue that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

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7.Ministerial and other Salaries (Amendment) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Goodhart that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

The House was adjourned at twenty-five minutes before four o’clock

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