HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Mercurii 22° Octobris 2003
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Sheffield.
1. Dukedom of Bedford in the Peerage of EnglandThe Lord Chancellor reported that Andrew Ian Henry Russell had established his succession to the Dukedom of Bedford in the Peerage of England. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter the Duke of Bedford on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).
2. Moy v. Pettman Smith (a firm) (Original Respondents and Cross-appellants) and another (Original Appellant and Cross-respondent) (England)The cross-appeal of Pettman Smith was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 3rd December next.
3. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Treaty SeriesSecond Supplementary List for 2003 of Ratifications, Accessions, Withdrawals, etc.; (5988)
2. HealthGovernment Response to the Report of the House of Commons Health Committee on Patient and Public Involvement in the NHS. (6005)
4. Affirmative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. (i) Draft Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Order 2003
(ii) Northern Ireland (Date of Next Assembly Poll) Order 2003 (2697)
laid under the Northern Ireland Act 1998, together with Explanatory Memorandums;
2. Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections and Periods of Suspension) Act 2003 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2003, laid under the Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections and Periods of Suspension) Act 2003, together with an Explanatory Memorandum. (2696)
Select Committee Report
5. Delegated Powers and Regulatory ReformThe following report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
26th Report, on the following bills:
Courts Bill [HL]Consideration of Commons Amendments;
Anti-social Behaviour BillGovernment Amendments for Report Stage;
Extradition BillGovernment Amendments for Report Stage;
Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) BillGovernment response and Government Amendment for Committee Stage. (HL Paper 172 )
6. Hereford Markets Bill [HL]The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to.
7. Extradition BillThe report was received; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 to 4); amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was agreed to (see division list 5); further consideration on report was adjourned.
8. Patients Forums (Membership and Procedure) Regulations 2003It was moved by the Earl Howe that an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 14th August, be annulled (S.I. 2003/2123); after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
9. Extradition BillThe bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; further consideration on report was adjourned after amendment 50.
The House was adjourned at four minutes past ten oclock
till tomorrow, eleven oclock.
Clerk of the Parliaments