House of Lords Journal 238 (Session 2004-05)


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Thursday 7th April 2005

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Falconer of Thoroton, L.
(Lord Chancellor)

Ackner, L.
Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Ahmed, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Alli, L.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Andrews, B.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Armstrong of Ilminster, L.
Arran, E.
Ashley of Stoke, L.
Ashton of Upholland, B.
Astor, V.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Bach, L.
Bagri, L.
Barker, B.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Bernstein of Craigweil, L.
Bhatia, L.
Bhattacharyya, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Blackwell, L.
Blaker, L.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bradshaw, L.
Bragg, L.
Bramall, L.
Brennan, L.
Brett, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Bridges, L.
Brittan of Spennithorne, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Burlison, L.
Burns, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Cameron of Dillington, L.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carter, L.
Chan, L.
Christopher, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cobbold, L.
Cohen of Pimlico, B.
Colville of Culross, V.
Colwyn, L.
Condon, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crathorne, L.
Crawley, B.
Crickhowell, L.
Cuckney, L.
Cumberlege, B.
Currie of Marylebone, L.
Dahrendorf, L.
Darcy de Knayth, B.
David, B.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
De Mauley, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Dearing, L.
Denham, L.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Dixon, L.
Donaldson of Lymington, L.
Donoughue, L.
Drayson, L.
D’Souza, B.
Dubs, L.
Dundee, E.
Eccles, V.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Eden of Winton, L.
Elder, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Emerton, B.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Ezra, L.
Falkender, B.
Falkland, V.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Ferrers, E.
Filkin, L.
Finlay of Llandaff, B.
Fitt, L.
Fookes, B.
Forsyth of Drumlean, L.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Freeman, L.
Gale, B.

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Garden, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geddes, L.
Giddens, L.
Gilbert, L.
Glentoran, L.
Golding, B.
Goldsmith, L.
Goodhart, L.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Gray of Contin, L.
Greengross, B.
Greenway, L.
Grenfell, L.
Grocott, L.
Hamwee, B.
Hanham, B.
Hanningfield, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Hart of Chilton, L.
Haskel, L.
Haworth, L.
Hayhoe, L.
Hayman, B.
Henley, L.
Higgins, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Holme of Cheltenham, L.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howarth of Breckland, B.
Howe, E.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Inge, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jellicoe, E.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Joffe, L.
Jones, L.
Jordan, L.
Kerr of Kinlochard, L.
Kilclooney, L.
Kimball, L.
King of Bridgwater, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Knight of Collingtree, B.
Laidlaw, L.
Laing of Dunphail, L.
Laird, L.
Laming, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lang of Monkton, L.
Lawson of Blaby, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Leitch, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Lewis of Newnham, L.
Lipsey, L.
Listowel, E.
Liverpool, E.
Lockwood, B.
Lucas, L.
Ludford, B.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McAlpine of West Green, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
Mackie of Benshie, L.
MacLaurin of Knebworth, L.
Maclennan of Rogart, L.
Maddock, B.
Mar, C.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Methuen, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monro of Langholm, L.
Montagu of Beaulieu, L.
Montrose, D.
Morgan, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Murphy, B.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Naseby, L.
Neuberger, B.
Newby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Nicol, B.
Noakes, B.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
Northover, B.
Norton of Louth, L.
Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.
O’Cathain, B.
Ouseley, L.
Oxburgh, L.
Palmer, L.
Parekh, L.
Patel, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Paul, L.
Peel, E.
Pendry, L.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Peston, L.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Plumb, L.
Plummer of St. Marylebone, L.
Powell of Bayswater, L.
Prosser, B.
Prys-Davies, L.
Quirk, L.
Radice, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Razzall, L.
Reay, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Renton, L.
Richard, L.
Rix, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Rogan, L.
Rooker, L.
Roper, L.
Rosser, L.
Rotherwick, L.
Rowlands, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Russell-Johnston, L.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
Saatchi, L.
Sainsbury of Turville, L.
St John of Fawsley, L.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
Sandberg, L.
Sanderson of Bowden, L.
Sandwich, E.
Sawyer, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Selsdon, L.
Sewel, L.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Sharples, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Sheldon, L.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Skelmersdale, L.
Slim, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Smith of Leigh, L.
Snape, L.
Southwark, Bp.
Southwell, Bp.
Stern, B.
Stewartby, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Swinfen, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Temple-Morris, L.

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Thatcher, B.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tope, L.
Tordoff, L.
Trefgarne, L.
Trenchard, V.
Triesman, L.
Trumpington, B.
Truscott, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turnberg, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Ullswater, V.
Vincent of Coleshill, L.
Waddington, L.
Wade of Chorlton, L.
Wakeham, L.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walmsley, B.
Walpole, L.
Warner, L.
Warnock, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Invergowrie, L.
Waverley, V.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Windlesham, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.
Young of Norwood Green, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwell.

Judicial Business

1.Oxfordshire County Council (Respondents) v. Oxford City Council (Respondents) and another (Petitioner) (2005)—The petition of Catherine Mary Robinson praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 6th April).
2.Oxfordshire County Council (Respondents) v. Oxford City Council (Petitioners) and another (Respondent) (2005)—The petition of Oxford City Council praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 6th April).
3.Oxfordshire County Council (Petitioners) v. Oxford City Council and another (Respondents) (2005)—The petition of Oxfordshire County Council praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 7th April).
4.Teleos plc (Petitioners) v. Her Majesty’s Commissioners of Customs and Excise (Respondents)—The petition of Teleos plc praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
5.Dornoch Limited and others (Petitioners) v. Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance plc (Respondents)—The petition of Dornoch Limited (on behalf of all members of Syndicate 1209 at Lloyd’s for the relevant underwriting years), Dornoch Limited (on behalf of all members of Syndicate 861 at Lloyd’s for the relevant underwriting years), R D Montgomerie, G Carrington, M Harrington, D P Mann, Oak Dedicated Limited, P T Cotterell, A A W Sutcliff, Markel Capital Limited, J R Charman, R G M Finn, P J M Battle and A F Beazley praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
6.Warmisham (Petitioner) v. Kenneth Beavis & Co (a firm) (Respondents)—The petition of Edward Michael Warmisham praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented without payment of the fee, such fee having been waived by the Appeal Committee pursuant to Standing Order XIII; the said petition was referred to an Appeal Committee.
7.Her Majesty’s Attorney General (Respondent) v. Mensah (Petitioner)—The petition of Esther Modukpe Dzagbley Mensah praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented without payment of the fee, such fee having been waived by the Appeal Committee pursuant to Standing Order XIII; the said petition was referred to an Appeal Committee.
8.Powerhouse Retail Limited and others (Respondents) v. Burroughs and others (Appellants)—The petition of the First Secretary of State praying for leave to intervene in the said appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
9.Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (Respondent) v. Rutherford and another (FC) (Appellants) and others—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
10.A and others (Appellants) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) (2004)—
11.A and others (Appellants) (FC) and others v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)—

(Conjoined Appeals)—

The petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 18th May (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 5th April).

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12.Brown (Appellant) v. Scottish Ministers (Respondents) (Scotland)—The petition of the appellant praying that the hearing date be vacated; and that security for costs as required by Standing Order V be waived until the review of the refusal of legal aid has been finally determined (the agents for the respondents not consenting thereto) was presented; and referred to an Appeal Committee.
13.Davidson (AP) (Appellant) v. Scottish Ministers (Respondents) (Scotland)—The appellant’s legal aid certificate was lodged.
14.Appeal Committee—The 36th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

Al Fayed (Petitioner) and another and others (Petitioners) v. Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and others (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

Lewin (Northamptonshire County Council Trading Standards Service) (Petitioner) v. Purity Soft Drinks Limited (Respondents)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 21st April.

R v. Bradley (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be refused.

15.Civil practice directions—The 37th Report from the Appeal Committee was made and it was ordered that the practice directions applicable to civil appeals be revoked and that the new edition agreed by the Committee be promulgated by the Clerk of the Parliaments.
16.Criminal practice directions—The 38th Report from the Appeal Committee was made and it was ordered that the practice directions applicable to criminal appeals be revoked and that the new edition agreed by the Committee be promulgated by the Clerk of the Parliaments.

Papers

17.Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Intelligence Services—Report for 2004-05 of the Intelligence and Security Committee;
 (6510)
2.Intelligence Services—Government Response to the Report for 2004–05 of the Intelligence and Security Committee;
 (6515)
3.Intelligence Services—Government Response to the Report of the Intelligence and Security Committee on the Handling of Detainees by UK Intelligence Personnel in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and Iraq;
 (6511)
4.National Statistics—Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2005.
 (6521)
18.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. (i) Disclosure of Adoption Information (Post-Commencement Adoptions) Regulations 2005—
 (888)
(ii) Adoption Information and Intermediary Services (Pre-Commencement Adoptions) Regulations 2005—(890)
 laid under the Adoption and Children Act 2002;
2. (i)Control of Major Accident Hazards (Amendment) Regulations 2005—(1088)
(ii)Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005—(1093)
 laid under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974;
3. (i)Medicines (Advisory Bodies) Regulations 2005—(1094)
(ii)Blood Safety and Quality (Amendment) Regulations 2005—(1098)
(iii)Medicines for Human Use (Fees Amendments) Regulations 2005—(1124)
 laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
4.Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004 (Isles of Scilly) Order 2005, laid under the Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004;
 (1096)
5.Miscellaneous Food Additives (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;
 (1099)
6.National Health Service (Standing Advisory Committees) Amendment Order 2005, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;
 (1100)
7.Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Designated Activities) (No. 2) Order 2005, laid under the Private Security Industry Act 2001;
 (1107)
8.Crawley College and Haywards Heath College (Dissolution) Order 2005, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992;
 (1113)

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9.Disability Discrimination (Providers of Services) (Adjustment of Premises) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
 (1121)
19.Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Statement of remuneration, laid under the Covent Garden Market Act 1961;
2. (i)Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Non-Effective Benefits and Family Pensions) Order 2005—
(ii)Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Pay) Order 2005—
(iii)Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Pensions Increase) Order 2005—
 laid under the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act 1865;
3.Northern Ireland Prison Service Corporate Plan 2005–08, laid under the Prison Act (Northern Ireland) 1953;
4.Amendment List 27 to Air Publication 1269A (the Royal Air Force Manual of Assessment of Medical Fitness—Third Edition), laid under the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917;
5.Reserve Forces Pension Scheme Regulations 2005, laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996;
6.Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 3) 2005, laid under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005.

Select Committee Reports

20.Statutory Instruments—The minutes of proceedings of the Joint Committee for Session 2004–05 were ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 113)
21.Constitution Committee—The 6th Report from the Select Committee on Parliament and the Legislative Process: The Government’s Response was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 114)

Public Business

22.Crossrail Bill—It was moved by the Lord Davies of Oldham that if a Crossrail Bill is brought from the House of Commons in the next session of Parliament the Standing Orders of the House applicable to the bill, so far as complied with or dispensed with in this session, shall be deemed to have been complied with or (as the case may be) dispensed with in the next session; after debate, the motion was agreed to and it was ordered that a message be sent to the Commons to acquaint them therewith.
23.Inquiries Bill [HL]—The Commons amendments were considered; a motion to disagree with a Commons amendment was disagreed to (see division list 1); a motion to disagree with certain other Commons amendments was disagreed to (see division list 2); the remaining Commons amendment was agreed to.
24.Disability Discrimination Bill [HL]—The Commons amendments were considered and agreed to.
25.Railways BillThe Commons amendments and reasons were considered; a motion that the House do insist on certain Lords amendments was moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn and the amendments were not insisted on; another Lords amendment was not insisted on and the Commons amendments in lieu thereof were agreed to.
26.Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill—The bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.
27.Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill—The bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.
28.Drugs Bill—The bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.
29.Finance (No. 2) Bill—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived; then, Standing Order 47 having been suspended, the bill was read a third time and passed.

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30.Appropriation Bill—It was moved by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey that the bill be now read a second time; the motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived; then, Standing Order 47 having been suspended, the bill was read a third time and passed.
31.Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2005—It was moved by the Baroness Ashton of Upholland that the Rules laid before the House on 14th March be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
32.Education Bill [HL]—The bill was returned from the Commons with amendments; the Commons amendments were considered forthwith and agreed to, and the privilege amendment was agreed to.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

33.Crossrail Bill—A message was brought from the Commons that they have made the following orders:

That further proceedings on the Crossrail Bill shall be suspended until the next session of Parliament;

That if a Bill is presented in the next session in the same terms as the Crossrail Bill when it was presented in this session—

(a) the Bill shall be ordered to be printed and shall be deemed to have been read the first time; and

(b) the Standing Orders of the House applicable to the Bill, so far as complied with or dispensed with in this session, shall be deemed to have been complied with or (as the case may be) dispensed with in the next session;

That these Orders be Standing Orders of the House.

34.Gambling Bill—The bill was returned from the Commons with certain amendments disagreed to with reasons for such disagreement and with the remaining amendments agreed to; the Commons reasons were considered forthwith and the Lords amendments were not insisted on.
35.International Organisations Bill [HL]—The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with a privilege amendment; the privilege amendment was considered and agreed to.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

36.Royal Commission—The Lords Commissioners being seated, the Lord Chancellor in the middle with the Lord President (Baroness Amos) and the Lord McNally on his right-hand and the Lord Strathclyde and the Lord Molyneaux of Killead on his left and the Commons being present at the Bar with their Speaker, the Commission for Royal Assent and Prorogation dated this day was read.
37.Royal Assent—The following Acts received the Royal Assent:
Finance Actc. 7
Appropriation (No. 2) Actc. 8
Mental Capacity Actc. 9
Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Actc. 10
Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Actc. 11
Inquiries Actc. 12
Disability Discrimination Actc. 13
Railways Actc. 14
Serious Organised Crime and Police Actc. 15
Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Actc. 16
Drugs Actc. 17
Education Actc. 18
Gambling Actc. 19
International Organisations Actc. 20
38.The Queen’s Speech—The Queen’s Speech was delivered by the Lord Chancellor.
39.Prorogation—Parliament was prorogued to Thursday 14th April.

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DIVISIONS

INQUIRIES BILL [HL]

Division No. 1

It was moved by the Lord Kingsland, as an amendment to the motion that this House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment 1, to leave out “agree” and insert “disagree”; which being objected to, the question was put thereupon, and the House divided:

Contents..............89

Not-Contents..............142

CONTENTS

Ackner, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Astor, V.
Attlee, E.
Biffen, L.
Blackwell, L.
Blaker, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Colwyn, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L. [Teller]
Crickhowell, L.
Cumberlege, B.
Donaldson of Lymington, L.
Dundee, E.
Eccles, V.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Eden of Winton, L.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Ferrers, E.
Fookes, B.
Forsyth of Drumlean, L.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geddes, L.
Glentoran, L.
Hanham, B.
Hanningfield, L.
Henley, L.
Higgins, L.
Howe, E.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Jellicoe, E.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Kimball, L.
King of Bridgwater, L.
Kingsland, L.
Knight of Collingtree, B.
Laidlaw, L.
Laing of Dunphail, L.
Lawson of Blaby, L.
Liverpool, E.
Lucas, L.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.
MacLaurin of Knebworth, L.
Marlesford, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monro of Langholm, L.
Montrose, D.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Noakes, B.
Northesk, E.
Norton of Louth, L.
O’Cathain, B.
Peel, E.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Plumb, L.
Plummer of St. Marylebone, L.
Renton, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Rotherwick, L.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
Saatchi, L.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
Seccombe, B. [Teller]
Selborne, E.
Sharples, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Stewartby, L.
Swinfen, L.
Thatcher, B.
Trefgarne, L.
Trumpington, B.
Ullswater, V.
Wade of Chorlton, L.
Wakeham, L.
Windlesham, L.

NOT-CONTENTS

Acton, L.
Ahmed, L.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Amos, B. (Lord President)
Andrews, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Ashton of Upholland, B.
Bach, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Bernstein of Craigweil, L.
Billingham, B.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Bridges, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Carter, L.
Chan, L.
Christopher, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Crawley, B.
D’Souza, B.
Dahrendorf, L.
David, B.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L. [Teller]
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Dearing, L.
Desai, L.
Donoughue, L.
Drayson, L.
Dubs, L.
Elder, L.
Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Falconer of Thoroton, L. (Lord Chancellor)
Falkland, V.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Finlay of Llandaff, B.
Gale, B.
Giddens, L.
Gilbert, L.
Golding, B.
Goldsmith, L.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Grocott, L. [Teller]
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harrison, L.
Hart of Chilton, L.
Haskel, L.
Haworth, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Howarth of Breckland, B.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Joffe, L.
Jones, L.
Jordan, L.

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King of West Bromwich, L.
Laming, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Lipsey, L.
Listowel, E.
Lockwood, B.
Ludford, B.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
Marsh, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Methuen, L.
Morgan, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Parekh, L.
Patel, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Powell of Bayswater, L.
Prosser, B.
Radice, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Richard, L.
Rix, L.
Rogan, L.
Rooker, L.
Rosser, L.
Rowlands, L.
Russell-Johnston, L.
Sainsbury of Turville, L.
Sawyer, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Sewel, L.
Sheldon, L.
Simon, V.
Slim, V.
Smith of Leigh, L.
Snape, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Thornton, B.
Tordoff, L.
Triesman, L.
Truscott, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turnberg, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Walpole, L.
Warner, L.
Warnock, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Invergowrie, L.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.

Division No. 2

It was moved by the Lord Kingsland to disagree with Commons amendments 2 and 3 en bloc; which being objected to, the question was put thereupon, and the House divided:

Contents..............87

Not-Contents..............135

CONTENTS

Ackner, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Arran, E.
Astor, V.
Astor of Hever, L.
Biffen, L.
Blackwell, L.
Blaker, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Colwyn, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L. [Teller]
Crathorne, L.
Crickhowell, L.
Cumberlege, B.
Donaldson of Lymington, L.
Dundee, E.
Eccles, V.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Eden of Winton, L.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Ferrers, E.
Fookes, B.
Forsyth of Drumlean, L.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geddes, L.
Glentoran, L.
Hanningfield, L.
Higgins, L.
Hooper, B.
Howe, E.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Jellicoe, E.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
King of Bridgwater, L.
Kingsland, L.
Knight of Collingtree, B.
Laing of Dunphail, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lawson of Blaby, L.
Liverpool, E.
Lucas, L.
Luke, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.
Marlesford, L.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Monro of Langholm, L.
Montagu of Beaulieu, L.
Montrose, D.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Naseby, L.
Noakes, B.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
Norton of Louth, L.
O’Cathain, B.
Peel, E.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Plumb, L.
Plummer of St. Marylebone, L.
Reay, L.
Renton, L.
Rotherwick, L.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
Seccombe, B. [Teller]
Selborne, E.
Selsdon, L.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Swinfen, L.
Thatcher, B.
Trefgarne, L.
Trenchard, V.
Trumpington, B.
Ullswater, V.
Windlesham, L.

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NOT-CONTENTS

Ahmed, L.
Alli, L.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Amos, B. (Lord President)
Andrews, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Ashton of Upholland, B.
Bach, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Bernstein of Craigweil, L.
Bhattacharyya, L.
Borrie, L.
Bridges, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Carter, L.
Christopher, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cohen of Pimlico, B.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Crawley, B.
D’Souza, B.
Dahrendorf, L.
David, B.
Davies of Oldham, L. [Teller]
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Dearing, L.
Desai, L.
Drayson, L.
Dubs, L.
Elder, L.
Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Filkin, L.
Gale, B.
Garden, L.
Giddens, L.
Gilbert, L.
Golding, B.
Goldsmith, L.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Grocott, L. [Teller]
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harrison, L.
Hart of Chilton, L.
Haskel, L.
Haworth, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Howarth of Breckland, B.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jordan, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Laming, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Leitch, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Lipsey, L.
Lockwood, B.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
Marsh, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Morgan, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Neuberger, B.
Nicol, B.
Paul, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Prosser, B.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Richard, L.
Rix, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Rosser, L.
Rowlands, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Russell-Johnston, L.
Sainsbury of Turville, L.
Sawyer, L.
Sewel, L.
Sheldon, L.
Simon, V.
Slim, V.
Smith of Leigh, L.
Snape, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tordoff, L.
Triesman, L.
Truscott, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turnberg, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Warner, L.
Warnock, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Invergowrie, L.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.


BY THE QUEEN

A PROCLAMATION

FOR DISSOLVING THE PRESENT PARLIAMENT AND
DECLARING THE CALLING ANOTHER

Whereas We have thought fit, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council, to dissolve this present Parliament, which stands prorogued to Thursday, the fourteenth day of April; We do, for that End, publish this Our Royal Proclamation, and do hereby dissolve the said Parliament accordingly: And the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Members of the House of Commons, are discharged from further Attendance thereat: And We being desirous and resolved, as soon as may be, to meet Our People, and to have their Advice in Parliament, do hereby make known to all Our loving Subjects Our Royal Will and Pleasure to call a new Parliament: and do hereby further declare, that, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council, We have given Order that Our Chancellor of Great Britain and Our Secretary of State for Northern Ireland do respectively, upon Notice thereof, forthwith issue out Writs, in due Form and according to Law, for calling a new Parliament; And We do hereby also, by this Our Royal Proclamation under Our Great Seal of Our Realm, require Writs forthwith to be issued accordingly by Our said Chancellor and Secretary of State respectively, for causing the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons who are to serve in the said Parliament to be duly returned to, and give their Attendance in, Our said Parliament on Wednesday, the eleventh day of May next, which Writs are to be returnable in due course of Law.

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Given at Our Court at Windsor Castle, this eleventh day of April in the Year of our Lord two thousand and five and in the fifty-fourth year of Our Reign.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN


[Judicial Sittings during the Dissolution of Parliament, by the

Lords of Appeal in the name of the House of Lords authorised

by virtue of a Writing by Her Majesty The Queen under Her Sign Manual,

dated 11th April 2005, pursuant to the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876]