HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Jovis 18° Septembris 2003
The House met at eleven oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.
1. Leave of AbsenceLeave of absence was granted to the Lord Chancellor for Monday 6th and Thursday 9th October.
2. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. EmploymentReport for 2003 from the Department of Work and Pensions on Opportunity for All; (5956)
2. Human RightsReport for 2003 from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Human Rights; (5967)
3. SportReport and Accounts for 2003-03 of the United Kingdom Sports Council Grant-In-Aid. ()
3. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
Draft Education (Amendment of the Curriculum Requirements for Fourth Key Stage) (England) Order 2003, laid under the Education Act 2002, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.
4. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Cumbria) (Borough of Allerdale) Order 2003, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991; (2334)
2. Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Remote Reviews of Detention) (Specified Police Stations) Regulations 2003, laid under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984; (2397)
3. Social Security (Categorisation of Earners) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2003, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992; (2420)
4. Social Security (Categorisation of Earners) (Amendment No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2003, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992; (2421)
5. Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. (2426)
5. Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Report for 2002-03 of the Disability Rights Commission, laid under the Disability Rights Commission Act 1999.
6. Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers) BillThe bill was read a third time and passed.
7. Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission etc) Bill [HL]The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with a privilege amendment; the amendment was considered and agreed to.
8. Local Government BillThe bill was returned from the Commons with the Lords amendment in lieu disagreed to with a reason for such disagreement; the Commons reason was considered forthwith; the Lords amendment was not insisted on.
9. Criminal Justice BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the question that a clause stand part of the bill was disagreed to (see division list); the House was resumed after clause 134 stood part.
10. Royal AssentThe Lord Speaker (Lord Brougham and Vaux) notified the Queens Assent to the following Acts:
|National Lottery (Funding of Endowments) Act||c.||23|
|Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers) Act||c.||24|
|Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission etc.) Act||c.||25|
|Local Government Act||c. ||26|
11. Fire Services BillThe bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; further consideration on report was adjourned after amendment 17.
The House was adjourned at one minute before seven oclock
to Monday 6th October, half-past two oclock, except for judicial business.
Clerk of the Parliaments