HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Die Martis 18° Novembris 2003
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Rochester.
1. Regina v. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Respondent) ex parte Carson (Appellant) (England)The appeal of Annette Carson was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 30th December next.
2. Greenalls Management Limited (Respondents) v. Her Majestys Commissioners of Customs and Excise (Appellants) (England)The appeal of Her Majestys Commissioners of Customs and Excise was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 30th December next.
3. Al-Ameri (Respondent) v. Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (Appellants)
4. Osmani (FC) (Respondent) v. London Borough of Harrow (Appellants)
The petition of the appellants praying that the appeals be conjoined; that they be allowed to lodge one statement, one appendix and one case and that they be jointly represented by leading counsel and separately represented by junior counsel in respect of the two appeals and that the respondents have leave to lodge one case and be similarly represented as to counsel (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
5. Paper withdrawnThe following paper, laid before the House on 11th July, was withdrawn:
Report for 2003 of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. (5866)
6. Command PapersThe following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. HousingReport from the Law Commission on Renting Homes; (6018)
2. FilmsGovernment Response to the Report of the House of Commons Select Committee on the British Film Industry. (6022)
7. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Pig Carcase (Grading) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003, laid under the European Communities Act 1972; (2949)
2. Export of Objects of Cultural Interest (Control) Order 2003, laid under the Export Control Act 2002; (2759)
3. Youth Conference Rules (Northern Ireland) 2003, laid under the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998. ()
8. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Accounts for 2002-03 of the following Education Action Zones, together with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General;
(ii) Derbyshire North East Coalfields
laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;
2. Statutory Guidance on Export Controls on Objects of Cultural Interest, laid under the Export Control Act 2002;
3. Report for 2002-03 of the Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints, laid under the Ombudsman (Northern Ireland) Order 1996.
Select Committee Reports
9. Statutory InstrumentsThe following Reports from the Joint Committee were made and ordered to be printed:
32nd Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instrument:
Draft Media Ownership (Local Radio and Appointed News Provider) Order 2003; (HL Paper 190)
First Special Report: Departmental Returns, 2000-2002. (HL Paper 197)
Minutes of evidence taken before the Joint Committee on 18th November on the Land Registration Fee Order 2003 (S.I. 2003/2092) were ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 198)
10. European UnionThe following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:
Annual Report; (44th Report-HL Paper 191)
Towards a Single Market for Finance: The Financial Services Action Plan, together with the Minutes of Evidence; (45th Report-HL Paper 192)
Revision of the EC Bathing Water Directive, together with the Minutes of Evidence; (46th Report-HL Paper 193)
European Union Waste Management Policy, together with the Minutes of Evidence; (47th Report-HL Paper 194)
Government Responses for Session 2001-02; (48th Report-HL Paper 195)
Correspondence with Ministers: July 2002-March 2003. (49th Report-HL Paper 196)
11. Speakership of the HouseThe Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed, together with the Minutes of Evidence. (HL Paper 199)
12. Transas Group BillThe bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.
13. Anti-social Behaviour BillThe bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.
14. Courts Bill [HL]The bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.
15. Ragwort Control BillThe bill was read a third time and passed.
16. Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) BillThe Queens and Prince of Wales consents were signified; the bill was read a third time; amendments were agreed to (see division lists 1 to 3); further amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.
17. Extradition BillThe Commons amendments and reason were considered; certain Commons amendments to a Lords amendment were agreed to; certain Lords amendments were not insisted on and the Commons amendments in lieu thereof were agreed to; and the remaining Lords amendment was not insisted on.
The House was adjourned during pleasure.
The House was resumed.
18. Sexual Offences Bill [HL]The bill was returned from the Commons with a Commons amendment to which the Lords have disagreed not insisted on and with the Lords amendment in lieu thereof agreed to; with another Commons amendment to which the Lords have disagreed not insisted on but with an amendment proposed in lieu thereof; with a Lords amendment in lieu of words left out of the bill by a Commons amendment disagreed to with a reason for such disagreement; and with the Lords amendments to a Commons amendment agreed to; the Commons reason and amendment were considered forthwith; a Lords amendment was not insisted on; and a Commons amendment in lieu of an amendment to which the Lords had disagreed was agreed to.
The House was adjourned at twenty-two minutes past seven oclock
till tomorrow, half-past two oclock.
Clerk of the Parliaments