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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Tuesday 7th September 2004

The House met at half-past two o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Edmundsbury and Ipswich.

1.  Lord Young of Norwood Green—Sir Anthony Ian Young, Knight, having been created Baron Young of Norwood Green, of Norwood Green in the London Borough of Ealing, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 25th June 2004, was introduced between the Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde and the Lord Clarke of Hampstead, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and made and subscribed the solemn affirmation pursuant to statute.

2.  Lord Cameron of Dillington—Sir Ewen James Hanning Cameron, Knight, having been created Lord Cameron of Dillington, of Dillington in the County of Somerset, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 29th June 2004, was introduced between the Lord Haskins and the Lord Best, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

3.  Leave of Absence—It was ordered that leave of absence be granted to the Lord Chalfont for the remainder of this Parliament.

4.  Barony of Howard De Walden—The Lord Chancellor reported that Her Majesty had been pleased to determine the abeyance in the Barony of Howard De Walden, created by Writ in the year 1597, in favour of Mary Hazel Caridwen Czernin.

5.  Deaths of Lords—The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House that the following members of the House had died:

    Lord Greene of Harrow Weald on 26th July 2004

    Lord Wigoder on 12th August 2004

    Lord Richardson on 15th August 2004

    Lord Keith of Castleacre on 1st September 2004

    Lord Parry on 1st September 2004

Papers

6.  Instruments withdrawn—The following instruments, laid before the House on the dates shown, were withdrawn:

    1.  Student Fees (Approved Plans) (England) Regulations 2004; (7th July)

    2.  Regional Assembly and Local Government Referendums (Date of Referendums, Referendum Question and Explanatory Material) (North West Region) Order 2004; (8th July)

    3.  Regional Assembly and Local Government Referendums (Date of Referendums, Referendum Question and Explanatory Material) (Yorkshire and Humber Region) Order 2004. (8th July)

7.  Command Papers—The following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on the dates shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Disability—Delivering equality for disabled people: Government consultation document; (23rd July)  (6255)

    2.  European Union—

      (i)    Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and the Andean Community; (23rd July)  (6280)

      (ii)    Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama; (23rd July)  (6281)

    3.  Marine Safety—Agreement between France, Norway and the United Kingdom relating to the Joint Ownership of a Submarine Rescue System; (30th July)  (6296)

    4.  Immigration—Statement of changes in Immigration Rules; (3rd August)  (6297)

    5.  Transfer of Assets—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Canada to extend the Agreement regarding the Sharing of Forfeited or Confiscated Assets or their Equivalent Funds to Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat and the Turks and Caicos Islands; (11th August)  (6299)

    6.  Environmental Pollution—Government Response to the Report of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution on Chemicals in Products; (16th August)   (6300)

    7.  Transfer of Prisoners—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka on the Transfer of Prisoners; (18th August)  (6303)

    8.  Murder—Partial Defences to Murder: Law Commission Report; (20th August)  (6301)

    9.  Investment Protection—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Mozambique for the Promotion and Protection of Investments; (20th August)  (6308)

    10.  Finance—Expenditure Plans 2004-05 to 2005-06 for the Ministry of Defence; (27th August)   (6212)

    11.  Forestry—Convention on the European Forest Institute; (27th August)  (6311)

    12.  European Communities—

      (i)     First Protocol on the Interpretation of the Convention on the Law applicable to Contractual Obligations; (1st September)  (6313)

      (ii)    Second Protocol on the Interpretation of the Convention on the Law applicable to Contractual Obligations; (1st September)  (6314)

    13.  Transport—Government Response to the Report of the House of Commons Transport Committee on the Work of VOSA and VCA; (2nd September)  (6307)

    14.  Animals—Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals in Great Britain 2003; (7th September)  (6291)  

    15.  European Union—Update on Prospects for the European Union in 2004. (7th September)  (6310)

8.  Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)—The following instruments, having been laid before the House on the dates shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:


Title, etc.
S.I. No.
2004
Date of
Laying
Affirmative instruments
Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Scallops) (Irish Sea) Order 2004, laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985;204030th July
Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Scallops) (Irish Sea) (Amendment) Order 2004, laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985.212313th August
Negative instruments
Insolvency Act 2000 (Company Directors Disqualification Undertakings) Order 2004, laid under the Insolvency Act 2000;194123rd July
Companies (Disqualification Orders) (Amendment) Regulations 2004, laid under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986;194023rd July
Magistrates’ Courts Warrants (Specification of Provisions) (Amendment) Order 2004, laid under the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980;183523rd July
Independent Review of Determinations (Hague Convention Adoptions and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2004, laid under the Adoption Act 1976;1868
26th July
Care Standards Act 2000 (Extension of the Application of Part 2 to Adult Placement Schemes) (England) Regulations 2004, laid under the Care Standards Act 2000;197227th July
Fur Farming (Compensation Scheme) (England) Order 2004, laid under the Farming (Prohibition) Act 2000;196427th July
Transport and Works (Inquiries Procedure) Rules 2004, laid under the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992;201828th July
Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Designated Countries and Territories) (Amendment) Order 2004, laid under the Criminal Justice Act 1988;198128th July
European Qualifications (Health and Social Care Professions and Accession of New Member States) Regulations 2004, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;194728th July
Firemen’s Pension Scheme (Amendment) (Order) 2004, laid under the Fire Services Act 1947;191228th July
(i) Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2004—

188828th July
(ii) Parochial Fees Order 2004—

189028th July

    laid under the Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1986;

Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 2004, laid under the Synodical Government Measure 1969;188928th July
General Teaching Council for England (Additional Functions) Order 2004, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;188628th July
(i) Declarations of Parentage (Allocation of Proceedings) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2004—

29th July
(ii) Children (Allocation of Proceedings) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2004—

29th July

    laid under the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995;

(i) Summary Appeal Courts (Warrant Officers) Order 2004—

193729th July
(ii) Summary Appeal Court (Army) (Amendment) Rules 2004—

195029th July

    laid under the Army Act 1955;

Summary Appeal Court (Navy) (Amendment) Rules 2004, laid under the Naval Discipline Act 1957;194929th July
Summary Appeal Court (Air Force) (Amendment) Rules 2004, laid under the Air Force Act 1955;195129th July
General Teaching Council for England (Constitution) (Amendment) Regulations 2004, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;193529th July
Air Carrier Liability (No. 2) Regulations 2004, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;197429th July
(i) Criminal Defence Service (Funding) (Amendment) Order 2004—

204530th July
(ii) Criminal Defence Service (General) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2004—

204630th July

    laid under the Access to Justice Act 1999;

(i) Education (Assisted Places) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2004—

196530th July
(ii) Education (Assisted Places) (Incidental Expenses) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2004—

197030th July

    laid under the Education (Schools) Act 1997;

Gas (Third Party Access) Regulations 2004, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;20432nd August
Cannington College (Dissolution) Order 2004, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992;20244th August
Competition Appeal Tribunal (Amendment and Communications Act Appeals) Rules 2004, laid under the Enterprise Act 2002;20684th August
Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2004, laid under the Civil Procedure Act 1997;20724th August
Local Authorities (Capital Finance) (Further Consequential and Saving Provisions) Order 2004, laid under the Local Government Act 2003;20445th August
Financial Services (Distance Marketing) Regulations 2004, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;20955th August
Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations 2004, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;20965th August
Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2004, laid under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994;18726th August
(i) Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) (Amendment) Regulations 2004—

18736th August
(ii) Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2004—

18796th August

    laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988;

(i) Public Service Vehicles (Operators’ Licenses) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2004—

18766th August
(ii) Public Services Vehicles (Conditions of Fitness, Equipment, Use and Certification) (Amendment) Regulations 2004—

18806th August

    laid under the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981;

Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2004, laid under the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995;18786th August
Public Service Vehicles Accessibility (Amendment) Regulations 2004, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;18816th August
(i) Road Transport (International Passenger Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2004—

18826th August
(ii) Goods Vehicles (Authorisation of International Journeys) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2004—

18836th August
(iii) International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2004—

18846th August
(v) Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Recording Equipment) (Approval of Fitters and Workshops) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2004—

18856th August
(v) International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2004—

19116th August

    laid under the Finance Act 1973;

Education (Student Support) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2004, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;20416th August
Court Funds (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2004, laid under the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978;9th August
(i) European Communities (Designation) (No. 4) Order 2004—

19849th August
(ii) Single European Sky (National Supervisory Authority) Regulations 2004—

19589th August

    laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Lancashire) Order 2004, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;20289th August
Sovereign Base Areas (Judicial Authorities) Order 2004, laid under the Extradition Act 1989;20369th August
Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2004, laid under the Civil Aviation Act 1949;20389th August
School Governance (Federations) (England) Regulations 2004, laid under the Education Act 2002;20429th August
Limited Liability Partnerships Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000;10th August
Motor Vehicles (Evidence of Test Certificates) Regulations 2004, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988;189610th August
Merchant Shipping (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2004, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;197710th August
(i) Excise Warehousing (Energy Products) Regulations 2004—

206410th August
(ii) Biofuels and Other Fuel Substitutes (Payment of Excise Duties etc.) Regulations 2004—

206510th August

    laid under the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979;

Excise Duties (Road Fuel Gas) (Reliefs) Regulations 2004, laid under the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979;206910th August
(i) Care Standards Act 2000 (Extension of Protection of Vulnerable Adults Scheme) Regulations 2004—

207010th August
(ii) Adult Placement Schemes (England) Regulations 2004—

207110th August

    laid under the Care Standards Act 2000;

Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Care Standards Tribunal (Amendment) Regulations 2004, laid under the Protection of Children Act 1999;207310th August
Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) (Student Accommodation) Amendment Order 2004, laid under the Housing Act 1996;210110th August
British Nationality (General) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2004, laid under the British Nationality Act 1981;210911th August
Motor Cycles Etc. (EC Type Approval) (Amendment) Regulations 2004, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;194811th August
Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Emission of Gaseous and Particulate Pollutants) (Amendment) Regulations 2004, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;203412th August
Merchant Shipping (Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Reporting Requirements) Regulations 2004, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;211016th August
Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2004, laid under the Consumer Protection Act 1987;215219th August
Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2004, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988;210219th August
Education (School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions) (No. 2) Order 2004, laid under the Education Act 2002;214220th August
Police Service of Northern Ireland (Conduct etc) (Amendment) Regulations 2004, laid under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998;20th August
Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2004, laid under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994;209923rd August
Education (School Performance Information) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2004, laid under the Education Act 1996;214123rd August
Food Safety (Act of Accession concerning the Czech Republic and other States) (Consequential Amendments) (England) Regulations 2004, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;214523rd August
Feeding Stuffs (Sampling and Analysis) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2004, laid under the Agriculture Act 1970;214623rd August
Motor Vehicles (Type Approval and Approval Marks) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2004, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988;210624th August
National Clinical Assessment Authority (Establishment and Constitution) Amendment Order 2004, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;214724th August
Patents Act 2004 (Commencement No. 1 and Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Order 2004, laid under the Patents Act 2004;217725th August
Enterprise Act 2002 (Enforcement Undertakings and Orders) Order 2004, laid under the Enterprise Act 2002;218125th August
Open-Ended Investment Companies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000;25th August
Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Reviewed Case Referral) Regulations Order 2004, laid under the Children Act 1989;218726th August
Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of East Sussex) (District of Lewes) Order 2004, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;211126th August
Social Fund Winter Fuel Payment (Amendment) Regulations 2004, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;215426th August
Agricultural Wages (Abolition of Permits to Incapacitated Persons) Regulations 2004, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;217826th August
(i) Discharge of Fines by Unpaid Work (Issue of Summons) Regulations 2004—

219727th August
(ii) Discharge of Fines by Unpaid Work (Pilot Schemes) Regulations 2004—

219827th August

    laid under the Courts Act 2003;

Income Support (General) (Standard Interest Rate Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2004, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;217427th August
General Chiropractic Council (Continuing Professional Development) Rules Order of Council 2004, laid under the Chiropractors Act 1994;187731st August
Coal Mining Subsidence (Subsidence Adviser) (Revocation) Regulations 2004, laid under the Coal Industry Act 1994;22411st September
Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No.5) Regulations 2004, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;22461st September
Distraint by Authorised Officers (Fees, Costs and Charges) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2004, laid under the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;22471st September
(i) Rail Vehicles Accessibility (South West Trains Class 458 Vehicles) Exemption (Amendment) Order 2004—

21491st September
(ii) Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Gatwick Express Class 460 Vehicles) Exemption (Amendment) Order 2004—

21501st September

    laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;

Fishing Vessels (Safety Training) (Amendment) Regulations 2004,

    laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995;

21692nd September
Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Hull Trains Class 222) Exemption Order

    2004, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;

21802nd September
Motor Vehicles (EC Type Approval) (Amendment) (No. 2)

    Regulations 2004, laid under European Communities Act 1972;

21863rd September
Review of Children’s Cases (Amendment No. 2 and Transitional Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2004, laid under the Children Act 1989;22536th September
Social Security (Retirement Pensions) Amendment Regulations 2004, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;22836th September
Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Hampshire) (Borough of Eastleigh) Order 2004, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991.21886th September
Instruments not subject to parliamentary proceedings
(i) Iraq (United Nations Sanctions) (Channel Islands) (Amendment) Order 2004—

197828th July
(ii) Iraq (United Nations Sanctions) (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 2004—

198228th July
(iii) Iraq (United Nations Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2004—

198328th July

    laid under the United Nations Act 1946;

(i) Burma (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2004—

197928th July
(ii) Sudan (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2004—

198028th July

    laid under the Saint Helena Act 1833;

Cayman Islands (Constitution) (Amendment) Order 2004, laid under the West Indies Act 1962;20299th August
County Court Fees (Amendment) Order 2004, laid under the County Courts Act 1984;20989th August
Supreme Court Fees (Amendment) Order 2004, laid under the Supreme Court Act 1981;21009th August
Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2004, laid under the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984;21039th August
Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Hong Kong Locally Engaged Ratings’ Service Gratuities and Attributable Disablement and Death Awards) Order 2004, laid under the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act 1865;17th August
Hertfordshire (Coroners’ Districts) Order 2004, laid under the Coroners Act 1988.21923rd September
9.

    Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Draft Business Improvement Districts (England) Regulations 2004, laid under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;

    2.  Draft Student Fees (Approved Plans) (England) Regulations 2004, laid under the Higher Education Act 2004, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;

    3.  Draft Roads (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

10.  Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  (i)  Town and Country Planning (Regional Planning) (England) Regulations 2004—     (2203)

      (ii)  Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2004—   (2204)

      (iii)  Town and Country Planning (Transitional Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2004—  (2205)

      (iv)  Town and Country Planning (Initial Regional Spatial Strategy) (England) Regulations 2004—  (2206)

      (v)  Town and Country Planning (Regions) (National Parks) (England) Order 2004—   (2207)

      (vi)  Town and Country Planning (Regional Planning Guidance as Revision of Regional Spatial Strategy) Order 2004—  (2208)

      (vii)  Town and Country Planning (Regional Spatial Strategies) (Examinations in Public) (Remuneration and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2004—  (2209)

      laid under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004;

    2.  Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2004, laid under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990;  (2210)

    3.  Local Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2004, laid under the Local Government Act 2000;  (2211)

    4.  Social Security (Quarterly Work-focused Interviews for Certain Lone Parents) Regulations 2004, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;  (2244)

    5.  Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2001 (Amendment) Regulations 2004, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;  (2309)

    6.  Scheme for the Administering of Certain Trust Property held by or on behalf of the University of Oxford, laid under the University and Colleges (Trusts) Act 1943.  (—)

11.  Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.    (i)  Amendment 27 to the Territorial Army Regulations—

      (ii)     Amendments to the Regulations for the Royal Naval Reserve—

      laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996;

    2.  Minute dated 12 August 2004 and List relating to aliens employed in the Civil Service during the financial year 2003-04, laid under the Aliens’ Employment Act 1955;

    3.  Report and Accounts for 2003-04 of the Security Industry Authority, laid under the Private Security Industry Act 2001;

    4.  Accounts for 2003-04 of the General Optical Council, laid under the Opticians Act 2004;

    5.  Report and Accounts for 2003-04 of the Standards Board for England, laid under the Local Government Act 2000;

    6.  Report and Accounts for 2003-04 of the Housing Corporation, laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2003;

    7.  Report for 2003 on the Number of Notices Served, Directions Given and Enforcement Notices Served under the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1982, laid under that Act;

    8.  Report for 2003 on the Number of Notices Served, Instructions Given and Enforcement Notices Served under the Railways Act 1993, laid under that Act;

    9.  Report for 2003 on the Number of Notices Served, Directions Given and Enforcement Notices Served under the Channel Tunnel (Security) Order 1994, laid under that Order;

    10.  Report for 2003 on the Number of Notices Served Directions Given and Enforcement Notices Served under the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990, laid under that Act;

    11.  Report for 2003 of the Animal Procedures Committee, laid under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986;

    12.  Report for 2003-04 of the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence, laid under National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002;

    13.  Report by the Scottish Law Commission on Registration of Rights in Security by Companies, laid under the Law Commissions Act 1965.

1.  12.  Instrument coming into operation before being laid—The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House that he had received, under the proviso to section 4(1) of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946, notification that the following instrument had come into operation before being laid before Parliament, with an explanation thereof; the notification and explanation were ordered to lie on the Table:

    Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Scallops) (Irish Sea) Order 2004, laid under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985.   (2040)

Select Committee Reports

13.  Merits of Statutory Instruments—The 17th Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 159)

14.  Statutory Instruments—The 27th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Draft Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) and Police Reform Act 2002 (Modification) Order 2004;

      Business Improvement Districts (England) Regulations 2004;

      Student Fees (Approved Plans) (England) Regulations 2004;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 160)

Public Business

15.  Select Committees—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the Lord Williamson of Horton be appointed a member of the following Committees, in the place of the Lord Craig of Radley: House, Administration and Works, Liaison, Privileges, Procedure and Selection; the motion was agreed to.

16.  West Northamptonshire Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) Order 2004—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the First Report from the Hybrid Instruments Committee (HL Paper 145) be agreed to and that the Order be referred to a Select Committee; the motion was agreed to.

17.  Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Bill—It was moved by the Lord Bach that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order—

Clauses 1 to 5
Schedule 1
Clause 6
Schedule 2
Clause 7
Schedule 3
Clauses 8 to 12;
the motion was agreed to.

18.  Iraq—It was moved by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean that this House takes note of the situation concerning Iraq; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at seventeen minutes past ten o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

PAUL HAYTER

  Clerk of the Parliaments

APPENDIX

PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND COMMITTEE (IN THE MOSES ROOM)

The Committee met at half-past three o’clock.

    Pensions Bill—The bill was further considered in the Grand Committee; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the Committee was adjourned after amendment 215F.

The Committee was adjourned at nineteen minutes past seven o’clock.

 
 
 
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