House of Lords Journal 238 (Session 2004-05)


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Friday 4th February 2005

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Ackner, L.
Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Ahmed, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Ampthill, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Avebury, L.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Bhatia, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Birt, L.
Blatch, B.
Bledisloe, V.
Boothroyd, B.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Brennan, L.
Brett, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Burlison, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Chorley, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Condon, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Currie of Marylebone, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Donoughue, L.
D’Souza, B.
Dubs, L.
Dundee, E.
Dykes, L.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Elis-Thomas, L.
Elton, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Falkland, V.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Feldman, L.
Fitt, L.
Flather, B.
Freeman, L.
Gale, B.
Garden, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geddes, L.
Giddens, L.
Goodhart, L.
Greaves, L.
Greengross, B.
Greenway, L.
Grocott, L.

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Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of High Cross, L.
Harrison, L.
Haworth, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Chesterton, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Judd, L.
Kilclooney, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Laird, L.
Lawson of Blaby, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Levy, L.
Lipsey, L.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McAlpine of West Green, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
Mackay of Clashfern, L.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
Maclennan of Rogart, L.
McNally, L.
Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Moser, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Naseby, L.
Neuberger, B.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Noakes, B.
Northbourne, L.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
Northover, B.
O’Cathain, B.
Patten, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Peston, L.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Rawlings, B.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Renton, L.
Richard, L.
Rix, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Rogan, L.
Rosser, L.
Rosslyn, E.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Russell-Johnston, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St John of Fawsley, L.
Sawyer, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Selsdon, L.
Sewel, L.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Simon, V.
Skelmersdale, L.
Skidelsky, L.
Slynn of Hadley, L.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
Southwark, Bp.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Stern, B.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Swinfen, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tope, L.
Trenchard, V.
Triesman, L.
Truscott, L.
Tugendhat, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Wakeham, L.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walmsley, B.
Walton of Detchant, L.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Whitaker, B.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.

Judicial Business

1.R v. Coutts (Petitioner)—The petition of Graham James Coutts praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 3rd February).

Papers

2.Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

Draft Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 (Relaxation of Restriction on Disclosure) Order 2005, laid under the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

3.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Local Authorities (Alteration of Requisite Calculations) (England) Regulations 2005, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1992;
 (190)
2.Child Trust Funds (Non-tax Appeals) Regulations 2005, laid under the Child Trust Funds Act 2004;
 (191)
3.Social Security and Child Support Commissioners (Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the Social Security Act 1998;
 (207)
4.(i) Food (Pistachios from Iran) (Emergency Control) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005—
 (208)

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(ii)Poultry Meat, Farmed Game Bird Meat and Rabbit Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005—(209)
 laid under the European Communities Act 1972.
4.Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

Amendment List 11 to the Fifth Edition of the Queen’s Regulations for the Royal Air Force, laid under the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917.

Public Business

5.Renewable Energy Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.
6.Parliamentary Commissioner (Amendment) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Lester of Herne Hill that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
7.Child Benefit Bill—A bill to make provision for and in connection with altering the descriptions of persons in respect of whom a person may be entitled to child benefit was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 23)
8.Child Benefit Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 23-EN)
9.Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations) Order 2005—It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that the draft Order laid before the House on 13th January be approved; the motion was agreed to.
10.Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Amendments to Schedule 2) Order 2005—It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that the draft Order laid before the House on 17th January be approved; the motion was agreed to.
11.Asylum (Designated States) Order 2005—It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that the draft Order laid before the House on 18th January be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
12.Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Communications Data) (Amendment) Order 2005—It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that the draft Order laid before the House on 16th December 2004 be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
13.Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Directed Surveillance and Covert Human Intelligence Sources) (Amendment) Order 2005—It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that the draft Order laid before the House on 16th December 2004 be approved; the motion was agreed to.
14.HIV/AIDS—The Baroness Northover asked Her Majesty’s Government what further plans they have to help tackle the AIDS epidemic and support the increasing number of HIV/AIDS orphans in Africa and elsewhere; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Triesman.

The House was adjourned at twenty-five minutes before three o’clock
to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.