HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Lunae 20° Octobris 2003
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Sheffield.
1. Lord Bishop of LiverpoolJames Stuart Lord Bishop of Liverpool was introduced between the Lord Bishop of Oxford and the Lord Bishop of Sheffield; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
2. Stewart (AP) (Respondent) v. Perth and Kinross Council (Appellants) (Scotland)The petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 25th November next (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
3. Regina v. Ashworth Hospital Authority (now Mersey Care National Health Service Trust) (Petitioners) ex parte Munjaz (FC) (Respondent)The respondents certificate of public funding was lodged.
4. Appeal CommitteeThe following Orders were made pursuant to the 74th Report:
Regina v. Specialist Training Authority of the Medical Royal Colleges (Respondents) ex parte Lambiris (Petitioner)That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.
Mersey Care NHS Trust (Petitioners) v. Ackroyd (Respondent)That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for his costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.
5. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
DefenceMinistry of Defence Minute concerning the gifting of a non-core Ministry site in Northern Ireland to the Office of the First Minister of the Northern Ireland Executive. ()
6. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
Accounts for 2002-03 of the following Education Action Zones, together with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General;
(i) South East Sheffield
laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.
7. PrivilegesIt was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the Lord Roper be appointed a member of the Select Committee in the place of the Lord Wigoder; the motion was agreed to.
8. Human RightsA message was brought from the Commons that they have amended their Standing Order No. 152B relating to the Joint Committee on Human Rights, so that paragraph (5) now reads:
(5) The quorum of the committee shall be two.
9. Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed for a statement; the House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 1); the House was resumed.
10. RailwaysThe Lord Berkeley asked Her Majestys Government whether the quality and effectiveness of the United Kingdoms railways are satisfactory; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Davies of Oldham.
11. Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) BillThe House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 2 to 5); the House was resumed after amendment 455.
The House was adjourned at six minutes before five oclock
in the morning of Tuesday 21st October
till later the same day, half-past two oclock in the afternoon.
Clerk of the Parliaments