HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Mercurii 26° Martii 2003
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Manchester.
1. Donoghue (FC) (Petitioner) v. Folkestone Properties Limited (Respondents)The petition of John Simon Donoghue praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioners certificate of public funding was lodged.
2. Command PapersThe following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty, were ordered to lie on the Table:
1. DebtEffective Enforcement: Government Proposals; (5744)
2. ConservationAgreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds; (5784)
3. Criminal JusticeGovernment Response to the Second Report from the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, Session 2002-03, on the Criminal Justice Bill. (5787)
3. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Road Traffic Act 1991 (Special Parking Areas) (England) Order 2003, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991; (859)
2. Local Government (Best Value) Performance Indicators and Performance Standards (Amendment) (England) Order 2003, laid under the Local Government Act 1999. (864)
Select Committee Report
4. Constitution CommitteeThe 6th Report from the Select Committee, on the Extradition Bill, was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 82)
5. Business of the HouseIt was moved by the Lord Privy Seal (Lord Williams of Mostyn) that the debate on the motion in the name of the Lord Chalfont set down for today shall be limited to 2½ hours and that in the name of the Lord Northbourne to 3 hours; the motion was agreed to.
6. ExtraditionA bill to make provision about extradition was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 50)
7. ExtraditionIt was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 50-EN)
8. Security and liberty (2½-hour debate)It was moved by the Lord Chalfont that there be laid before the House papers relating to the balance between national security and individual liberty in a democratic society; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
9. Children and parents (3-hour debate)It was moved by the Lord Northbourne that there be laid before the House papers relating to the role of parents in providing for the needs of the nations children in the 21st century and to the case for making available more encouragement and support for parents; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
10. Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2003It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 24th February be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
11. Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2003It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the draft Order laid before the House on 5th February be approved; the motion was agreed to.
12. Child Benefit and Guardians Allowance (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2003It was moved by the Baroness Hollis of Heigham that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 5th March be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
The House was adjourned at nineteen minutes before ten oclock
till tomorrow, eleven oclock.