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Minutes and Order Paper - Minutes of Proceedings




Die Mercurii 25° Junii 2003

The House met at half-past two o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough.

Judicial Business

1.  Consignia plc (formerly the Post Office) (Respondents) v. Sealy (FC) (Petitioner)—The petition of Russell Sealy praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged.


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

    1.  Pay Review Bodies—Supplement to the Thirty-Second Report of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration;    (5722)

    2.  Environment—Report of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution: Chemicals in Product: Safeguarding the Environment and Human Health;    (5827)

    3.  Finance—Treasury Minute on the Thirteenth Report of the Committee of Public Accounts;    (5849)

    4.  Treaty Series—Third Supplementary List of Ratifications, Accessions, Withdrawals, etc., for 2002;    (5855)

    5.  Immigration—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Romania on the Readmission of Persons, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;    (5856)

    6.  Contingent Liability—Indemnity for the Review of the Breakspear Hospital.    (—)

3.  Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Draft Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease (England and Wales) Order 2003, laid under the Animal Health Act 1981, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;

    2.  Draft Social Security (Jobcentre Plus Interviews for Partners) Regulations 2003, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

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

    1.  Social Security (Back to Work Bonus and Lone Parent Run-on) (Amendment and Revocation) Regulations 2003, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;  (1589)

    2.  Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) (No.2) Order 2003, laid under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975;  (1637)

    3.  Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Rules 2003, laid under the Pensions Appeal Tribunals Act 1943.  (—)

5.  Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland on an Investigation of Suspected Fraud in the Water Service, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000;

    2.  Report and Accounts for 2002 of S4C, laid under the Broadcasting Act 1990.

Select Committee Report

6.  Constitution Committee—The 7th Report from the Select Committee, on the Criminal Justice Bill, was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 129)

Public Business

7.  Steel industry—It was moved by the Lord Brookman that there be laid before the House papers relating to the state of the United Kingdom steel industry and of United Kingdom manufacturing generally; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

8.  Patients’ Protection Bill [HL]—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 86)

The House was adjourned at six minutes before nine o’clock

till tomorrow, eleven o’clock.


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