HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Veneris 9° Maii 2003
The House met at eleven oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chelmsford.
1. Regina v. Ashworth Hospital Authority (Petitioners) and another ex parte Brogan (Respondent)The petition of Ashworth Hospital Authority praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
2. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. European CommunityEuro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Community and Algeria, together with an Explanatory Memorandum; (5804)
2. Treaty SeriesSecond Supplementary List for 2002 of Ratifications, Accessions, Withdrawals, etc.; (5814)
3. CrimeProtocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime, together with an Explanatory Memorandum. (5815)
3. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. (i) Education (Outturn Statements) (England) Regulations 2003 (1153)
(ii) Education (School Organisation Plans) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (1201)
(iii) Education (School Organisation Proposals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (1229)
laid under the Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998;
2. Education (Additional Secondary School Proposals) Regulations 2003, laid under the Education Act 2002; (1200)
3. (i) Fixed Penalty Offences Order 2003 (1253)
(ii) Fixed Penalty (Amendment) Order 2003 (1254)
laid under the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988;
4. (i) Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (Borough of Redcar and Cleveland) Order 2003 (1261)
(ii) Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Buckinghamshire) (District of Aylesbury Vale) Order 2003 (1262)
laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;
5. Police Authorities (Best Value) Performance Indicators (Amendment) Order 2003, laid under the Local Government Act 1999; (1265)
6. (i) Town and Country Planning (Inquiries Procedure) (Wales) Rules 2003 (1266)
(ii) Town and Country Planning Appeals (Determination by Inspectors) (Inquiries Procedure) (Wales) Rules 2003 (1267)
(iii) Town and Country Planning (Enforcement) (Hearings Procedure) Rules 2003 (1268)
(iv) Town and Country Planning (Enforcement) (Inquiries Procedure) (Wales) Rules 2003 (1269)
(ii) (v) Town and Country Planning (Enforcement) (Determination by Inspectors) (Inquiries Procedure) (Wales) Rules 2003 (1270)
(vi) Town and Country Planning (Hearings Procedure) (Wales) Rules 2003 (1271)
laid under the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992;
7. Immigration Employment Document (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002; (1277)
8. European Communities (Designation) (No. 2) Order 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972; (1246)
9. Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 2) 2003, laid under the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978. ()
4. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Report and Accounts for 2001-02 of the General Osteopathic Council, laid under the Osteopaths Act 1993.
5. Equality Bill [HL]The bill was read a third time; a privilege amendment was agreed to; then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.
6. Scrutiny of European Legislation (EUC Report)It was moved by the Lord Grenfell that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on the Review of Scrutiny of European Legislation (First Report, HL Paper 15); after debate, the motion was agreed to.
7. Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies BillIt was moved by the Lord Carter 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.
8. Road Traffic (Amendment) 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 62)
The House was adjourned at twenty minutes before four oclock
to Monday next, half-past two oclock.