HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Lunae 10° Martii 2003
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Derby.
1. Hilton (Petitioner) v. Barker Booth and Eastwood (a firm) (Respondents)The petition of Ian Hilton praying for leave to appeal was presented without payment of the fee, such fee having been waived by the Appeal Committee pursuant to Standing Order XIII; the said petition was referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 11th November).
2. Societe Eram Shipping Company Limited (Respondents) and others v. Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (Appellants)The petition of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation praying for leave to submit and rely on further evidence was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
3. Regina v. Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police (Respondent) ex parte Marper (FC) (Appellant)
4. Regina v. Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police (Respondent) ex parte LS (by his mother and litigation friend JB) (FC) (Appellant)
The petition of the appellants praying that the appeals be consolidated, that they be allowed to lodge one statement, one appendix and one case and be jointly represented in respect of the appeals and that the respondent have leave to lodge one case and be jointly represented in respect of the appeals (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
5. Regina v. Her Majestys Coroner for the Western District of Somerset (Respondent) and another (Appellant) ex parte Middleton (FC) (Respondent)The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 31st March next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
6. Tomlinson (FC) (Original Respondent and Cross-appellant) v. Congleton Borough Council and others (Original Appellants and Cross-respondents)The original respondents certificate of public funding was lodged.
7. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
Farm Waste Grant (Nitrate Vulnerable Zones) (England) Scheme 2003, laid under the Agriculture Act 1970, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.
8. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Town and Country Planning (Costs of Inquiries etc.) (Standard Daily Amount) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; (464)
2. Payments to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2003, laid under the Pastoral Measure 1983; (472)
3. School Organisation Proposals by the Learning and Skills Council for England Regulations 2003, laid under the Learning and Skills Act 2000; (507)
4. (i) Oxford and Cherwell College (Incorporation) Order 2003 (510)
(ii) Oxford and Cherwell College (Government) Regulations 2003 (514)
(iii) Rugby College of Further Education (Dissolution) Order 2003 (516)
laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992;
5. Immigration Appeals (Family Visitor) Regulations 2003, laid under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002; (518)
6. Police Authorities (Best Value) Performance Indicators Order 2003, laid under the Local Government Act 1999; (519)
7. Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Amendment No.3) Regulations 2003, laid under the Police Act 1997; (520)
8. (i) Police Regulations 2003 (527)
(ii) Police (Efficiency) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (528)
laid under the Police Act 1996;
9. Police Pensions (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2003, laid under the Police Pensions Act 1976; (535)
10. Education Act 2002 (Academies) (Consequential Amendments) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Education Act 2002; (537)
11. Education Maintenance Allowance (Pilot Areas) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Education Act 1996; (553)
12. Railways (Safety Case) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974; (579)
13. Motor Vehicles (Type Approval for Goods Vehicles) (Great Britain) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988; (582)
14. (i) National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) Amendment Regulations 2003 (585)
(ii) National Health Service (Dental Charges) Amendment Regulations 2003 (586)
laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;
15. (i) Waste Management Licensing (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003 (595)
(ii) Environmental Protection (Controls on Hexachloroethane) Regulations 2003 (602)
laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
16. Environmental Protection (Waste Recycling Payments) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Environmental Protection Act 1990; (596)
17. Magistrates Court (Detention and Forfeiture of Cash) (Amendment) Rules 2003, laid under the Magistrates Courts Act 1980; (638)
18. Crown Court (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2003, laid under the Supreme Court Act 1981; (639)
19. Strategic Investment and Regeneration of Sites (Designation) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000; ()
20. Police Service of Northern Ireland and Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve (Full-Time) (Severance) Regulations 2003, laid under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998; ()
21. Insolvent Partnerships (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2003, laid under the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989. ()
9. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Accounts for 2001-02 of the following Education Action Zones, together with the reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General:
laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.
10. European Parliament (Representation) BillIt was moved by the Lord Chancellor that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to which the European Parliament (Representation) Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:
Clauses 1 to 6
Clauses 7 to 25;
the motion was agreed to.
11. Sexual Offences Bill [HL]It was moved by the Lord Falconer of Thoroton that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House; the motion was agreed to.
12. Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) BillThe report was received; amendments were agreed to (see division lists 1 and 2); amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; further amendments were agreed to; further consideration on report was adjourned.
13. ChildrenThe Baroness Walmsley asked Her Majestys Government how they will respond to the report on the United Kingdoms treatment of children published by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child on 4th October 2002; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Ashton of Upholland.
14. Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) BillThe bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 42)
The House was adjourned at nine minutes past ten oclock
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.