House of Lords Journal 236 (Session 2002-03)

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Friday 10 October 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.
Alderdice, L.
Ampthill, L.
Ashdown of Norton-sub-
Hamdon, L.
Astor, V.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Berkeley, L.
Bhatia, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Blackstone, B.
Bledisloe, V.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Brennan, L.
Brett, L.
Brightman, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Croy, L.
Carter, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cooke of Thorndon, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Currie of Marylebone, L.
Dahrendorf, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Dholakia, L.
Donoughue, L.
Dormand of Easington, L.
Dubs, L.
Eames, L.
Eden of Winton, L.
Elder, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Ezra, L.
Falkland, V.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Fitt, L.
Fookes, B.
Fowler, L.
Freeman, L.
Freyberg, L.
Gale, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geraint, L.
Gibson, L.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Glentoran, L.
Golding, B.
Goschen, V.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Greengross, B.
Grenfell, L.
Hamwee, B.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harrison, L.
Haskel, L.
Hayman, B.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Hooson, L.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Joffe, L.
Judd, L.
Kilclooney, L.
Kingsland, L.

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Kirkhill, L.
Laird, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lipsey, L.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
Maclennan of Rogart, L.
Maddock, B.
Mallalieu, B.
Mancroft, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Mishcon, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Montrose, D.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Moynihan, L.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Newby, L.
Noakes, B.
O’Cathain, B.
Palmer, L.
Pendry, L.
Peston, L.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.
Rennard, L.
Rogan, L.
Roper, L.
Rosslyn, E.
Russell, E.
Sandberg, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Selsdon, L.
Sewel, L.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Sheldon, L.
Simon, V.
Simon of Glaisdale, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Slim, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
Stern, B.
Steyn, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Swinfen, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Waddington, L.
Warnock, B.
Weatherill, L.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wigoder, L.
Wilcox, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Worcester, Bp.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Worcester.

Judicial Business

1.Regina v. Immigration Officer at Prague Airport and another (Respondents) ex parte European Roma Rights Centre and another (FC) and another and others (FC) (Appellants)—The certificates of public funding of HM, MZ, AK, IB and AKu were lodged.
2.Regina v. Immigration Officer at Prague Airport and another (Respondents) ex parte European Roma Rights Centre and another (FC) and another and others (FC) (Appellants)—It was ordered that the appeal of the European Roma Rights Centre and RG be dismissed in accordance with Standing Order V, the said appellants having failed to give security for costs by 9th October.


3.Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Commercial Debts—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Nicaragua concerning certain commercial debts;
2.Sexual Offences—Government Reply to the Fifth Report of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee on the Sexual Offences Bill.
4.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Local Authorities (Goods and Services) (Public Bodies) (England) (No. 4) Order 2003, laid under the Local Authorities (Goods and Services Act) 1970;
2.Pipelines Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974;
3.Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment Regulations 2003, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;
4.Immigration Employment Document (Fees) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2003, laid under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002;
5.End–of–Life Vehicles Regulations 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

Public Business

5.Female Genital Mutilation Bill—The order of commitment was discharged.
6.Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) Bill—The bill was read a third time and passed.

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7.Wild Mammals (Protection) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill [hl]—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 109)
8.Contracting Out (Local Education Authority Functions) (England) (Amendment) Order 2003—It was moved by the Lord Davies of Oldham, on behalf of the Baroness Andrews, that the draft Order laid before the House on 11th July be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
9.Common Fisheries Policy (EUC Report)—It was moved by the Earl of Selborne that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Progress of Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (25th Report, HL Paper 109); after debate, the motion was agreed to.
10.Sustainable Energy Bill—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported without amendment; the report was received.

The House was adjourned at twenty-nine minutes past two o’clock
to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.