HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Martis 11° Novembris 2003
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Derby.
1. S (FC) (by her mother and litigation friend) (Respondent) v. Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital NHS Trust (Petitioners)The respondents certificate of public funding was lodged.
2. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
(i) A Summary of Findings from the Consultation Exercise on Entitlement Cards and Identity Fraud; (6019)
(ii) Identity CardsThe Next Steps: Government Proposals. (6020)
3. Negative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
New Opportunities Fund (Increase in Membership) Order 2003, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993. (2869)
Select Committee Reports
4. Draft Civil Contingencies BillThe First Report of the Joint Committee on the draft Civil Contingencies Bill was made; it was ordered that the Report be printed, together with the Minutes of Evidence. (HL Paper 184)
5. Statutory InstrumentsThe 31st Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:
Draft Telephone Number Exclusion (Domain Names and Internet Addresses) Order 2003;
European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States and the Peoples Democratic Republic of Algeria) Order 2003;
European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States and the Republic of Lebanon) Order 2003;
it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 185)
6. Mersey Tunnels BillIt was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the promoters of the bill have leave to suspend any further proceedings thereon in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament, provided that notice of their intention to do so is lodged in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments not later than 12 noon on Thursday 13th November and that all fees due on or before that day have been paid;
That if the bill is brought from the House of Commons in the next session the agent for the bill deposit in the Private Bill Office a declaration signed by them stating that the bill is the same in every respect as the bill which was brought from the Commons in the present session;
That the proceedings on the bill in the next session of Parliament be pro forma in regard to every stage through which the bill has passed in the present session, and that no new fees be charged to those stages;
That the Private Business Standing Orders apply to the bill in the next session only in regard to any stage through which the bill has not passed during the present session;
That if any petitions have been presented against the bill
(i) any such petition (if not withdrawn) stand referred to any select committee on the bill in the next session;
(ii) no petitioners be heard before any select committee on the bill in the next session unless their petition has been presented within the time stipulated for the deposit of petitions in the present session or deposited pursuant to Private Business Standing Order 109(b);
(iii) Private Business Standing Order 110 have effect as if the words under Standing Order 109 were omitted;
the motion was agreed to and it was ordered that a message be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.
7. Arms Control and Disarmament (Inspectors) Bill [HL]The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to.
8. European Union (Accessions) BillThe bill was returned from the Commons with the amendment agreed to.
9. Taxation (Information) Bill [HL]The order of commitment was discharged.
10. Criminal Justice BillThe bill was further considered on report; an amendment was agreed to (see division list 1); amendments were agreed to; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 2 and 3); amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 121)
11. Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) BillThe bill was further considered on report; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 119)
The House was adjourned at sixteen minutes before eleven oclock
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.
Clerk of the Parliaments
In Division No. 3 on Wednesday 5th November, L. Ackner should have been recorded as voting Content.