House of Lords Journal 239 (Session 2005-06)


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Volume 239      

Monday 13th June 2005

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

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Falconer of Thoroton, L.
(Lord Chancellor)

Ackner, L.
Addington, L.
Adebowale, L.
Adonis, L.
Ahmed, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Andrews, B.
Ashcroft, L.
Ashley of Stoke, L.
Ashton of Upholland, B.
Astor, V.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Barker, B.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Berkeley, L.
Best, L.
Bhatia, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Blackwell, L.
Bledisloe, V.
Blood, B.
Boothroyd, B.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bradshaw, L.
Bragg, L.
Brennan, L.
Brett, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.
Brookeborough, V.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carlile of Berriew, L.
Carter, L.
Chadlington, L.
Chan, L.
Chapman, B.
Chester, Bp.
Chorley, L.
Christopher, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cobbold, L.
Cockfield, L.
Cohen of Pimlico, B.
Colwyn, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Courtown, E.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crawley, B.
Crickhowell, L.
Cuckney, L.
Dahrendorf, L.
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-Smith, L.
Donaldson of Lymington, L.
Dubs, L.
Dykes, L.
Eatwell, L.
Eccles, V.
Eden of Winton, L.
Elder, L.
Elis-Thomas, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Ezra, L.
Falkland, V.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Ferrers, E.
Filkin, L.
Flowers, L.
Fookes, B.
Freeman, L.
Fyfe of Fairfield, L.
Gale, B.
Garden, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Gavron, L.
Geddes, L.
Giddens, L.
Gilbert, L.
Glenarthur, L.
Glentoran, L.
Golding, B.
Goodhart, L.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Brookwood, L.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Grantchester, L.
Greengross, B.
Greenway, L.
Gregson, L.
Griffiths of Burry Port, 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.
Henig, B.
Henley, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Chesterton, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Hurd of Westwell, L.
Inglewood, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jay of Paddington, B.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Joffe, L.
Jones, L.
Jordan, L.
Kennedy of The Shaws, B.
Kingsland, L.
Kinnock, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Laidlaw, L.
Laird, L.
Laming, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lane of Horsell, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Leitch, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Lindsay, E.
Lipsey, L.

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Listowel, E.
Liverpool, E.
Lucas, L.
Luke, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
McDonagh, B.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
Macfarlane of Bearsden, 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.
Maclennan of Rogart, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Mancroft, L.
Marlesford, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Mitchell, L.
Monro of Langholm, L.
Morgan, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morgan of Huyton, B.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Moser, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Moynihan, L.
Murphy, B.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Naseby, L.
Newby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Noakes, B.
Northesk, E.
Northover, B.
Norton of Louth, L.
O’Cathain, B.
Oppenheim-Barnes, B.
Oxburgh, L.
Palmer, L.
Parekh, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Pendry, L.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Prosser, B.
Prys-Davies, L.
Puttnam, L.
Quinton, L.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Ramsbotham, L.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Reay, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rennard, L.
Renton, L.
Richard, L.
Richardson of Calow, B.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Robertson of Port Ellen, L.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Rogan, L.
Rooker, L.
Roper, L.
Rosser, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Sainsbury of Turville, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
Sandberg, L.
Sandwich, E.
Sawyer, L.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Sewel, L.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Sharples, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Sheldon, L.
Simon, V.
Slim, V.
Slynn of Hadley, L.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Stern, B.
Stevens of Ludgate, L.
Stewartby, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Swinfen, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Tanlaw, L.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Tebbit, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Tenby, V.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Tordoff, L.
Trefgarne, L.
Triesman, L.
Trumpington, B.
Truscott, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turnberg, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Waddington, L.
Wade of Chorlton, L.
Wakeham, L.
Walker of Worcester, L.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walmsley, B.
Walton of Detchant, L.
Warnock, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Invergowrie, L.
Watson of Richmond, L.
Weatherill, L.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Weidenfeld, L.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wilcox, B.
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 Chester.

Judicial Business

1.Thomson (Petitioner) v. Christie Manson & Woods Limited (Respondents) and others—The petition of Taylor Lynne Thomson praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
2.Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Group plc (Appellants) v. Her Majesty’s Commissioners of Inland Revenue and another (Respondents)—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 20th July (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

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3.Botham (FC) (Appellant) v. Ministry of Defence (Respondents)—The appellant’s certificate of public funding was lodged.

Papers

4.Command Paper—The following paper, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on 10th June, was ordered to lie on the Table:

Pollution—Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.

(6581)

5.Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)—The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 10th June, were ordered to lie on the Table:
1.G8 Gleneagles (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2005, laid under the International Organisations Act 1968;
 (1456)
2.Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
 (1515)
3.Children (Private Arrangements for Fostering) Regulations 2005, laid under the Children Act 1989;
 (1533)
4.Standing Civilian Courts (Amendment) Order 2005, laid under the Armed Forces Act 1976;
 (1534)
5. (i)Courts-Martial (Amendment) Rules 2005—(1535)
(ii)Summary Appeal Courts (Amendment) Rules 2005—(1536)
 laid under the Army Act 1955;
6.Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Designated Area) Order 2005, laid under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005;
 (1537)
7.Lloyd’s Sourcebook (Amendment of the Finance Act 1993 and the Finance Act 1994) Order 2005, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;
 (1538)
8.Pollution Prevention and Control (Amendment) and Connected Provisions (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000.
 (—)
6.Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

Draft Railways (Convention on International Carriage by Rail) Regulations 2005, laid under the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

7.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Residential Property Tribunal (Right to Buy Determinations) Procedure (England) Regulations 2005, laid under the Housing Act 2004;
 (1509)
2.Registration of Fish Buyers and Sellers and Designation of Fish Auction Sites Regulations 2005, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.
 (1605)

Public Business

8.Children and Adoption Bill [HL]—A bill to make provision as regards contact with children; to make provision as regards family assistance orders; to make provision as regards adoptions with a foreign element; and for connected purposes was presented by the Lord Adonis, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 10)
9.Children and Adoption Bill [HL]—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 10-EN)
10.Business of the House—It was moved by the Lord President (Baroness Amos) that Standing Order 73 (Affirmative Instruments) be dispensed with to enable the Direction given on 1st April by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland under the Northern Ireland Act 1998, regarding Reduction of Financial Assistance, to be taken on Tuesday 14th June notwithstanding that no report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments on the instrument has been laid before the House; the motion was agreed to.
11.Road Safety Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Davies of Oldham that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Road Safety Bill [HL] has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:
Clauses 1 to 4
Schedule 1
Clauses 5 to 8
Schedule 2
Clause 9
Schedule 3
Clauses 10 to 31
Schedule 4
Clauses 32 to 44
Schedule 5
Clauses 45 to 48;

the motion was agreed to.

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12.Charities Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton, on behalf of the Baroness Scotland of Asthal, that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Charities Bill [HL] has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:
Clauses 1 to 6
Schedules 1 and 2
Clauses 7 and 8
Schedules 3 and 4
Clauses 9 to 12
Schedule 5
Clauses 13 to 32
Schedule 6
Clauses 33 to 72
Schedules 7 to 9
Clauses 73 to 76;

the motion was agreed to.

13.Criminal Defence Service Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Baroness Ashton of Upholland that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Grand Committee.
14.Remand in Custody (Effect of Concurrent and Consecutive Sentences of Imprisonment) Rules 2005—It was moved by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal that the draft Rules laid before the House on 28th February be approved; the motion was agreed to.
15.Asian tsunami: emergency relief—The Lord Naseby asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the progress of reconstruction following the emergency relief given in response to the Asian tsunami; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Royall of Blaisdon.

The House was adjourned at thirteen minutes before six o’clock
till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.