House of Lords Journal 236 (Session 2002-03)

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Friday 18 July 2003

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Falconer of Thoroton, L.
(Lord Chancellor)

Ackner, L.
Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Ahmed, L.
Ampthill, L.
Andrews, B.
Astor of Hever, L.
Bach, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Berkeley, L.
Bhatia, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Blackstone, B.
Blatch, B.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Boyce, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Brett, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Briggs, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Burlison, L.
Buscombe, B.
Butler of Brockwell, L.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carter, L.
Chalfont, L.
Chandos, V.
Chester, Bp.
Christopher, L.
Clarke Hampstead, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cohen of Pimlico, B.
Colville of Culross, V.
Cooke of Thorndon, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Courtown, E.
Cox, B.
Craig of Radley, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Dholakia, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Dubs, L.
Dundee, E.
Elder, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Falkender, B.
Falkland, V.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Ferrers, E.
Fitt, L.
Flather, B.
Fookes, B.
Freyberg, L.
Gale, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Golding, B.
Goschen, V.
Greaves, L.
Greengross, B.
Grocott, L.
Hamwee, B.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of High Cross, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Haskel, L.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Jellicoe, E.
Kilclooney, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Laird, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Linklater of Butterstone, B.
Listowel, E.
Lyell, L.
Macfarlane of Bearsden, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
Maclennan of Rogart, L.
McNally, L.
Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Mishcon, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Moser, L.
Moynihan, L.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Newby, L.
Northbourne, L.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
O’Cathain, B.
Oxburgh, L.
Palmer, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Pendry, L.
Peston, L.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Powell of Bayswater, L.
Prys-Davies, L.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Rawlinson of Ewell, L.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Renton, L.
Richard, L.
Roper, L.
Rotherwick, L.
Russell, E.
St. John of Bletso, L.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
Sandberg, L.
Sawyer, L.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selsdon, L.
Sewel, L.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Sheldon, L.
Shrewsbury, E.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Slim, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
Southwark, Bp.
Stewartby, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strathclyde, L.

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Sutherland of Houndwood, L.
Swinfen, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Thornton, B.
Tordoff, L.
Trefgarne, L.
Trumpington, B.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Vivian, L.
Walmsley, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Weatherill, L.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.

Judicial Business

1.Moy v. Pettman Smith (a firm) (Respondents) and another (Appellant) (England)—The appeal of Jacqueline Perry was presented and it was ordered, notwithstanding Standing Order VI, that the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 2nd October next.
2.Regina v. Her Majesty’s Coroner for the Western District of Somerset (Respondent) and another (Appellant) ex parte Middleton (FC) (Respondent)—The petition of Inquest and its associated charitable trust praying for leave to intervene in the said appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
3.Regina v. Police Complaints Authority (Respondents) ex parte Green (FC) (Appellant)—The petition of the Crown Prosecution Service praying for leave to intervene in the said appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
4.Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 40th Report:

Beynon and Partners (Respondents) v. Her Majesty’s Commissioners of Customs and Excise (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be given on terms that the petitioners do not disturb orders for costs made below or seek costs in this House; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 1st August next.

5.Appeal Committee—The 67th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

Regina v. Special Adjudicator (Respondent) ex parte Ullah (FC) (Appellant)—That the petition of Roger Smith, Director of Justice for and on behalf of the Executive Board and Members of Justice and Justice that they might be heard or otherwise intervene in the said appeal be allowed.

6.Appeal Committee—The 68th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

Regina v. Police Complaints Authority (Respondents) ex parte Green (FC) (Appellant)—That the petition of the Secretary of State for the Home Department that he might be heard or otherwise intervene in the said appeal be allowed.


7.Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Disability—Convention on the International Protection of Adults, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;
2.Commercial Debts—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and the Democratic Republic of Congo concerning certain Commercial Debts;
3.Statistics—Statistics for 2002 of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals.
8.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Motor Vehicles (Type Approval for Goods Vehicles) (Great Britain) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under Road Traffic Act 1988;
2. (i)Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (Modification of Section 4A) Order 2003—(1874)
(ii)Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (Modification of Section 4A) Order 2003—(1884)
 laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.
9.Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

Liberia (United Nations Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2003, laid under the United Nations Act 1946.


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10.Registration of Interests—The Register of Lords’ Interests, prepared by the Clerk of the Parliaments pursuant to the Code of Conduct adopted by the House on 2nd July 2001, was ordered to lie on the Table and to be printed. (HL Paper 159)

Select Committee Report

11.Human Rights—The minutes of proceedings of the Joint Committee for Session 2001–02 were ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 160)

Public Business

12.Anti-social Behaviour Bill—It was moved by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal 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 fourteen minutes past three o’clock
to Monday 8th September, half-past two o’clock, except for judicial business.