HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Lunae 3° Martii 2003
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Rochester.
1. Leave of AbsenceIt was ordered that leave of absence be granted to the Lord Blease for the remainder of this Parliament.
2. Ghaidan (Appellant) v. Godin-Mendoza (Respondent) (England)The appeal of Ahmad Raja Ghaidan was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 14th April next.
3. McCabe (Respondent) v. Cornwall County Council and others (Petitioners)The petition of Cornwall County Council and the Governors of Mounts Bay School praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 20th January).
4. Jones (Petitioner) v. University of Warwick (Respondents)The petition of Jean Jones praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
5. Kirin-Amgen Inc and others (Appellants) v. Hoechst Marion Roussel Limited and others (Respondents)It was ordered that the appellants be allowed to prosecute the appeal without giving the usual security for costs as required by Standing Order.
6. Kirin-Amgen Inc and others (Respondents) v. Hoechst Marion Roussel Limited and others (Appellants)It was ordered that the appellants be allowed to prosecute the appeal without giving the usual security for costs as required by Standing Order.
7. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and order to lie on the Table:
Draft General and Specialist Medical Practice (Education, Training and Qualifications) Order 2003, laid under the Health Act 1999, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.
8. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Consistent Financial Reporting (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Education Act 2002; (373)
2. Proceeds of Crime Act (Appeals under Part 4) Order 2003, laid under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002; (458)
3. Immigration Services Commissioner (Designated Professional Body) (Fee) Order 2003, laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; (460)
4. Food Labelling (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990; (474)
5. (i) Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 ()
(ii) Revaluation (Consequential Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003 ()
(iii) Railways (Rateable Value) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003 ()
(iv) Valuation (Electricity) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003 ()
(v) Rates (Regional Rates) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003 ()
laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000.
9. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Statement of remuneration payable to members of the Covent Garden Market Authority, laid under the Covent Garden Market Act 1961;
2. Treasury Minute dated 3rd March, directing the application of certain amounts as appropriations in aid of the Estimates for 2002-03, laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000;
3. Accounts for 2001-02 of the following Education Action Zones, together with the reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General;
(ii) North West Shropshire
laid under the Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998.
Select Committee Report
10. Human RightsThe 6th Report from the Joint Committee, The Case for a Human Rights Commission, was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 67)
11. Electricity (Miscellaneous Provisions) BillIt was moved by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Grand Committee.
12. Crime (International Co-operation) Bill [HL]The bill was further considered on report; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list); amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 39)
The House was adjourned at twenty minutes past eight oclock
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.