House of Lords Journal 239 (Session 2005-06)


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Thursday 16th June 2005

The House met at a quarter before ten o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Ackner, L.
Addington, L.
Adonis, L.
Ahmed, L.
Alderdice, L.
Alliance, L.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Armstrong of Ilminster, L.
Arran, E.
Ashley of Stoke, L.
Ashton of Upholland, B.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Bach, L.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Barker, B.
Barnett, L.

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Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Best, L.
Bhatia, L.
Bhattacharyya, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Bingham of Cornhill, L.
Birt, L.
Blackstone, B.
Boothroyd, B.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Bowness, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bragg, L.
Brennan, L.
Brett, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Brown of Eaton-under-
Heywood, L.
Burlison, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carlile of Berriew, L.
Carnegy of Lour, B.
Carter, L.
Carter of Coles, L.
Chadlington, L.
Chalker of Wallasey, B.
Chester, Bp.
Chorley, L.
Christopher, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cobbold, L.
Colwyn, L.
Condon, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Courtown, E.
Cox, B.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
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 Harptree, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Dearing, L.
Denham, L.
Dholakia, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Donaldson of Lymington, L.
Donoughue, L.
Drayson, L.
D’Souza, B.
Dubs, L.
Dundee, E.
Dykes, L.
Eatwell, L.
Eccles, V.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Falkland, V.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Feldman, L.
Ferrers, E.
Filkin, L.
Finlay of Llandaff, B.
Fitt, L.
Flather, B.
Fookes, B.
Fowler, L.
Freeman, L.
Freyberg, L.
Gale, B.
Garden, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Giddens, 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.
Gray of Contin, L.
Greaves, L.
Greengross, B.
Greenway, L.
Grenfell, L.
Griffiths of Burry Port, L.
Grocott, L.
Hale of Richmond, B.
Hamwee, 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.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
Hoffmann, L.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Holme of Cheltenham, L.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Hope of Craighead, L.
Howarth of Breckland, B.
Howe, E.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Hylton, L.
Inge, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jay of Paddington, B.
Jellicoe, E.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Joffe, L.
Jones, L.
Jopling, L.
Jordan, L.
Judd, L.
Kilclooney, L.
King of Bridgwater, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Knight of Collingtree, B.
Laird, L.
Leitch, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Lindsay, E.
Linklater of Butterstone, B.
Lipsey, L.
Listowel, E.
Livsey of Talgarth, L.
Lockwood, B.
Lucas, L.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
Macaulay of Bragar, 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.
Mackay of Clashfern, L.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
Mackie of Benshie, L.
Maclennan of Rogart, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Mancroft, L.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Marlesford, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Monro of Langholm, L.

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Monson, L.
Montagu of Beaulieu, L.
Montrose, D.
Morgan of Huyton, B.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Moynihan, L.
Murphy, B.
Neuberger, B.
Newby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Noakes, B.
Northbourne, L.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
Northover, B.
Norton of Louth, L.
Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.
O’Cathain, B.
O’Neill of Bengarve, B.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Oppenheim-Barnes, B.
Ouseley, L.
Oxburgh, L.
Oxford, Bp.
Parekh, L.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Parkinson, L.
Patel, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Paul, L.
Pendry, L.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Peston, L.
Peyton of Yeovil, L.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Plummer of St. Marylebone, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
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.
Redesdale, L.
Rees, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.
Rennard, L.
Renton, L.
Richard, L.
Richardson of Calow, B.
Rix, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Rodger of Earlsferry, L.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Rogan, L.
Roper, L.
Rosser, L.
Rowlands, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St John of Fawsley, L.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
Sandwich, E.
Sawyer, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Sheldon, L.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Skidelsky, L.
Slim, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Southwell and Nottingham, Bp.
Steinberg, L.
Stern, B.
Stewartby, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Tanlaw, L.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Taylor of Warwick, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tope, L.
Trefgarne, L.
Trumpington, B.
Truscott, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turnberg, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Ullswater, V.
Waddington, L.
Wade of Chorlton, L.
Wakeham, L.
Walker of Gestingthorpe, L.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walmsley, B.
Walpole, L.
Walton of Detchant, L.
Warnock, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Richmond, L.
Weatherill, L.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Windlesham, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.
Young of Norwood Green, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.

Judicial Business

1.Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) ex parte Khadir (FC) (Appellant)—The cause was considered; it was ordered and adjudged that the Order of the Court of Appeal of 3rd April 2003 be affirmed and the appeal dismissed; and that there be no order for costs in this House, save that the publicly-funded costs of the appellant in this House be subject to a detailed assessment in accordance with Regulations made pursuant to section 11 of the Access to Justice Act 1999. [2005] UKHL 39
2.In re J (a child) (FC)—The cause was considered; it was ordered and adjudged that the Order of the Court of Appeal of 2nd April 2004 be set aside and the Order of Mr Justice Hughes in the Principal Registry of the Family Division of the High Court of Justice of 31st October 2003 restored; and that the respondent do pay to the appellant her costs in the Court of Appeal and in this House, the amount of such last-mentioned costs to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties; and that the costs of the appellant in this House be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999. [2005] UKHL 40
3.R (on the application of Corporation of London) (Respondents) v. Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and others (Appellants)—

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4.R (on the application of Corporation of London) (Respondents) v. Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Appellant) and others—

(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 20th July (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 14th June).

5.Appeal Committee—The 10th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made—

In re Marotta (Petitioner) (application for a writ of Habeas Corpus) (Northern Ireland)—That leave to appeal be refused.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

Papers

6.Instrument withdrawn—The following instrument, laid before the House on 9th June 2005, was withdrawn:

Draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2005.

7.Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Departmental Performance—
(i)Ofsted Departmental Report 2004–05: Better education and care;(6523)
(ii)Food Standards Agency Departmental Report Spring 2005: Putting the Consumer First;(6525)
(iii)Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Departmental Report 2005;(6537)
(iv)Department for Culture, Media and Sport Annual Report 2005;(6538)
(v)HM Revenue and Customs Spring Departmental Report 2005: Looking ahead with the new department;(6542)
(vi)Cabinet Office Departmental Report 2005;(6543)
(vii)Northern Ireland Office Departmental Report 2005;(6546)
(viii)Office for National Statistics Spring 2005 Departmental Report;(6548)
2.Police—Government Reply to the Fourth Report from the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, Session 2004–05, on Police Reform.
 (6600)
8.Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Draft Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005, laid under the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;
2.Draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2005, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 1998, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;
3.Draft Traffic Management (Northern Ireland) Order 2005, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000.
9.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Pension Protection Fund (Payments to meet Investment Costs) Regulations 2005, laid under the Pensions Act 2004;
 (1610)
2.Health Professions Council (Practice Committees and Registration) (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2005, laid under the Health Professions Order 2001;
 (1625)
3. (i)Statute made by Downing College, Cambridge on 11th February 2005—(—)
(ii)Statute made by Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge on 26th November 2004—(—)
 laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923.
10.Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Minute dated 16th June 2005 and List relating to aliens employed in the Civil Service during the financial year 2004–2005, laid under the Aliens’ Employment Act 1955;
2.Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on Decision-Making and Disability Living Allowance, laid under the Audit (Northern Ireland) Order 1987.

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Public Business

11.Business of the House—It was moved by the Lord President (Baroness Amos) that the debates on the motions in the names of the Lord Puttnam and the Lord Pendry set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours; the motion was agreed to.
12.The arts and urban regeneration (2½-hour debate)—It was moved by the Lord Puttnam that there be laid before the House papers relating to the contribution made by the arts to urban regeneration; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
13.Sport (2½-hour debate)—It was moved by the Lord Pendry that there be laid before the House papers relating to the development of sport in local communities and its contribution to the achievement of sporting excellence; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
14.Fishery Limits (United Kingdom) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lady Saltoun of Abernethy 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.

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