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Die Veneris 16° Maii 2003

The House met at eleven o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Portsmouth.

Judicial Business

1.  Al-Ameri (Respondent) v. Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (Appellants) (England)—The appeal of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 27th June next.


2.  Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Foreign Affairs—Four Agreements extending existing Agreements on criminal matters to the Isle of Man;    (5816)

    2.  Government Departments—

      (i)  Report for 2003 of the Food Standards Agency;  (5905)

      (ii)  Report for 2003 of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister;  (5906)

      (iii)  Report for 2003 of the Home Office;  (5908)

      (iv)  Report for 2003 of the Lord Chancellor’s Departments;  (5910)

      (v)  Report for 2003 of HM Treasury;  (5922)

      (vi)  Report for 2003 of the Government Actuary’s Department;  (5923)

      (vii)  Report for 2003 of the Inland Revenue;  (5925)

      (viii)  Report for 2003 of the Cabinet Office;  (5926)

      (ix)  Report for 2003 of the Scotland Office;  (5927)

      (x)  Report for 2003 of the Wales Office;  (5928)

      (xi)  Report for 2003 of the Office for National Statistics;  (5931)

    3.  Finance—Expenditure Plans for 2003-04 to 2005-06 for the Ministry of Defence.    (5912)

3.  Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Civil Legal Aid (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Legal Aid Act 1988;  (1312)

    2.  Motor Vehicle Tyres (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Consumer Protection Act 1987;  (1316)

Public Business

4.  Russia (EUC Report)—It was moved by the Lord Jopling that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on EU Russia Relations (3rd Report, HL Paper 29); after debate, the motion was agreed to.

1.  5.  Harbours Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

The House was adjourned at ten minutes past two o’clock

to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.


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