HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Martis 9° Septembris 2003
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough.
1. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Intelligence Services
(i) Report for 2002 of the Interception of Communications Commissioner; ()
(ii) Report for 2002 of the Intelligence Services Commissioner; ()
(iii) Report for 2002-03 of the Chief Surveillance Commissioner; ()
2. European UnionA Constitutional Treaty for the EU: the British Approach to the European Union Intergovernmental Conference: Government Proposals. (5934)
2. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Armed Forces (Entry, Search and Seizure) Order 2003, laid under the Armed Forces Act 2001; (2273)
2. Royal Air Force Terms of Service (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Armed Forces Act 1966; (2305)
3. Religious Character of Schools (Designation Procedure) (Independent Schools) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998; (2314)
4. Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Armed Forces) Order 2003, laid under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984; (2315)
5. Tonnage Tax (Training Requirement) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Finance Act 2000; (2320)
6. (i) Medicines for Human Use (Fees and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2003 (2321)
(ii) Goods Infringing Intellectual Property Rights (Customs) Regulations 2003 (2316)
laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
7. National Health Service Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972; (2322)
8. Care Standards Act 2000 (Domiciliary Care Agencies and Nurses Agencies) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the Care Standards Act 2000; (2323)
9. Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Hertfordshire) (Borough of Dacorum) Order 2003, laid under Road Traffic Act 1991; (2326)
10. Kimberley Process (Fees) Regulations 2003, laid under the Finance Act 1973; (2327)
11. Motor Vehicles (Type Approval and Approval Marks) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988; (2258)
12. (i) Leasehold Valuation Tribunals (Service Charges, Insurance or Appointment of Managers Applications) (Revocation and Saving) (England) Order 2003; (2269)
(ii) Leasehold Valuation Tribunals (Fees) (Revocation and Saving) (England) Order 2003; (2270)
laid under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.
3. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Order Relating to Royal Air Force Retired Pay and Pensions, laid under the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917;
2. Accounts for 2002-03 of the following Education Action Zones, together with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General:
(iv) North East Lincolnshire (Grimsby)
(v) North West Shropshire
(vi) Withernsea and Southern Holderness
laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.
Select Committee Report
4. Procedure of the HouseThe 4th Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 162)
5. GamblingIt was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the Commons message of 10th July be now considered, and that a Committee of eight Lords be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Commons, to consider and report on any draft Gambling Bill presented to both Houses by a Minister of the Crown;
That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the Lords following be named of the Committee:
L. Brooke of Sutton Mandeville
L. Faulkner of Worcester
L. Wade of Chorlton
That the Committee have power to agree with the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;
That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;
That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;
That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;
That the reports of the Committee from time to time shall be printed, notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;
That the Committee do report on the draft Bill by 8th April 2004;
And that the Committee do meet with the Committee appointed by the Commons on Tuesday 16th September at half past nine oclock in Committee Room 3;
the motion was agreed to; and a message was ordered to be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.
6. Anti-social Behaviour BillIt was moved by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal that it be an instruction to the Committee to which the Anti-social Behaviour Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:
Clauses 1 to 14
Clause 15 to 40
Clauses 41 to 66
Clauses 67 to 71;
the motion was agreed to;.
7. National Lottery (Funding of Endowments) BillThe order of commitment was discharged.
8. Convention on the Future of EuropeIt was moved by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean that this House takes note of the draft Constitutional Treaty produced by the Convention on the Future of Europe; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
9. The Future of Europe: Progress Report on the draft Constitutional Treaty and the IGC (EUC Report)It was moved by the Lord Grenfell that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The Future of Europe: Progress Report on the draft Constitutional Treaty and the IGC (35th Report, HL Paper 150); the motion was agreed to.
10. Vienna Document 1999 (Privileges and Immunities) Order 2003It was moved by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean that the draft Order laid before the House on 3rd July be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
11. Fireworks BillThe House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported without amendment; the report was received.
The House was adjourned at a quarter before midnight
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.
Clerk of the Parliaments