House of Lords Journal 239 (Session 2005-06)


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Monday 20th 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.
Alderdice, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Ashley of Stoke, L.
Ashton of Upholland, B.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Barker, B.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Berkeley, L.
Bhatia, L.
Bhattacharyya, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Birt, L.
Blaker, L.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Boothroyd, B.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bradshaw, L.
Bragg, L.
Brennan, L.
Brett, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Bridges, L.
Brittan of Spennithorne, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.
Brookeborough, V.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Brown of Eaton-under-
Heywood, L.
Burlison, L.
Burns, L.
Buscombe, B.
Butler of Brockwell, L.
Byford, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carnegy of Lour, B.
Carrington, L.
Carter, L.
Carter of Coles, L.
Chadlington, L.
Chalfont, L.
Chalker of Wallasey, B.
Chorley, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Colwyn, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Coventry, Bp.
Cox, B.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crathorne, L.
Crawley, B.
Crickhowell, L.
Cuckney, 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.
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.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Elder, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Ezra, L.
Falkland, V.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Fearn, L.
Filkin, L.
Fitt, L.
Flather, B.

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Fookes, B.
Fowler, L.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Freeman, L.
Freyberg, L.
Gale, B.
Garden, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Garel-Jones, L.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Gilbert, L.
Glasgow, E.
Glentoran, L.
Golding, B.
Goodhart, L.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Goschen, V.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Brookwood, L.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Gray of Contin, L.
Greengross, B.
Gregson, L.
Grenfell, L.
Griffiths of Burry Port, L.
Grocott, L.
Hamwee, B.
Hanham, B.
Hannay of Chiswick, L.
Hanningfield, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of High Cross, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Haskel, L.
Haworth, L.
Hayhoe, L.
Hayman, B.
Henig, B.
Henley, L.
Higgins, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Holme of Cheltenham, L.
Hope of Craighead, L.
Howarth of Newport, L.
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 Chesterton, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Hurd of Westwell, L.
Inge, L.
Inglewood, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jones, L.
Jopling, L.
Jordan, L.
Kennedy of The Shaws, B.
Kerr of Kinlochard, L.
Kimball, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Laing of Dunphail, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lang of Monkton, L.
Lawson of Blaby, L.
Layard, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Leitch, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Lewis of Newnham, L.
Lindsay, E.
Lipsey, L.
Livsey of Talgarth, L.
Lucas, L.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
McDonagh, B.
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.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Mancroft, L.
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.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Mishcon, L.
Monro of Langholm, L.
Monson, L.
Montagu of Beaulieu, L.
Montrose, D.
Moore of Wolvercote, L.
Moran, L.
Morgan, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morgan of Huyton, B.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Moser, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Moynihan, L.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Naseby, L.
Neuberger, B.
Newby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.
Noakes, B.
Northbourne, L.
Northbrook, L.
Northover, B.
O’Cathain, B.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Onslow, E.
Oppenheim-Barnes, B.
Ouseley, L.
Oxburgh, L.
Oxford, Bp.
Palmer, L.
Parekh, L.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Patel, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Peel, E.
Pendry, L.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Peston, L.
Peyton of Yeovil, L.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Prashar, B.
Prosser, B.
Prys-Davies, L.
Quinton, L.
Quirk, L.
Ramsbotham, L.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rees, L.
Rees-Mogg, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Rennard, L.
Renton, L.
Richard, L.
Richardson of Calow, B.
Rix, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Rooker, L.
Roper, L.
Rosser, L.
Rosslyn, E.
Rowlands, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
Saatchi, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St John of Fawsley, L.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
Sawyer, L.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Scott of Foscote, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Sharples, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Sheffield, Bp.
Sheldon, L.
Shrewsbury, E.

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Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Skidelsky, L.
Slynn of Hadley, L.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Smith of Leigh, L.
Snape, L.
Southwark, Bp.
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.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thornton, B.
Tope, L.
Tordoff, L.
Trefgarne, L.
Triesman, L.
Trumpington, B.
Truscott, L.
Tugendhat, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turnberg, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Ullswater, V.
Waddington, L.
Wade of Chorlton, L.
Wakeham, L.
Walker of Worcester, L.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walmsley, B.
Warnock, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Richmond, L.
Waverley, V.
Weatherill, L.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wilcox, B.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Wilson of Tillyorn, L.
Windlesham, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.
Young of Norwood Green, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Coventry.

1.Oaths—The Lords following took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute:

Thomas Frederick Bishop of Southwark

Arthur Lord Chalfont

William Armand Thomas Tristan Lord Garel-Jones

Judicial Business

2.Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Respondents) v. Stringer and others (Petitioners)—The petition of Sabriye Kilic, Michael Thwaites, Keith Ainsworth and Sabba Khan praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
3.Appeal Committee—The 11th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

CV Scheepvaartonderneming Flintermar (Respondents) v. Sea Malta Company Limited (Petitioners)—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.

R (on the application of Nunn) (Petitioner) v. First Secretary of State 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.

In re Faraj (FC) (Petitioner) (application for a writ of Habeas Corpus)—That leave to appeal be refused and that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999.

Hare (Petitioner) v. Leeds City Council and others (Respondents)—That the petition be dismissed as inadmissible.

Papers

4.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.Departmental Performance—
(i)Department for Education and Skills, Departmental Report 2005; (20th June)(6522)
(ii)Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Annual Report 2005; (20th June)(6526)
(iii)Department for Transport, Annual Report 2005; (20th June)(6527)
(iv)Home Office, Departmental Report 2004–05; (20th June)(6528)
(v)Charity Commission for England and Wales, 2005 Departmental Report;(20th June)(6529)
(vi)Department for Constitutional Affairs, Departmental Report 2004-05: Delivering justice, rights and democracy; (20th June)(6530)
(vii)The Law Officers’ Departments, Departmental Report 2005; (20th June)(6531)

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(viii)Department of Trade and Industry, Departmental Report 2005; (20th June)(6536)
(ix)Department for Work and Pensions, Departmental Report 2005; (20th June)(6539)
(x)HM Treasury, Departmental Report 2005; (20th June)(6540)
(xi)Scotland Office and the Office of the Advocate General for Scotland, Annual Report 2005; (20th June)(6544)
(xii)National Savings and Investments, Departmental Report 2005; (20th June)(6547)
(xiii)Government Reply to the Third Report from the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, Session 2004-05, on Home Office Target-Setting 2004;(20th June)(6592)
2.Patents—Patent Law Treaty (PLT); (17th June)
 (6585)
3.Environment—Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters; (17th June)
 (6586)
4.Merchant Shipping—2002 Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea; (17th June)
 (6587)
5.Immigration—Government response to the 7th Report of the House of Commons Constitutional Affairs Select Committee, Session 2004–05, on the Operation of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) and the Use of Special Advocates; (17th June)
 (6596)
6.Legal Aid—Government response to the 5th Report of the House of Commons Constitutional Affairs Select Committee, Session 2004–05, on Legal Aid: Asylum Appeals; (17th June)
 (6597)
7.Science and Technology—Government Response to the 6th Report of the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee, Session 2004–05, on the Work of Research Councils UK; (17th June)
 (6598)
8.Contingent Liability—Departmental Minute by the Department of Health concerning Indemnity for the Resolution Process in the case of the P Family (20th June).
 (—)
5.Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)—The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 17th June, were ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 (Public Health Laboratory Service Board) (Consequential Provisions) Order 2005, laid under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003;
 (1622)
2.Water Supply Licence (Application) Regulations 2005, laid under the Water Industry Act 1991.
 (1638)
6.Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the National Minimum Wage Act 1998, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;
2.Draft Civil Procedure (Modification of Crown Proceedings Act 1947) Order 2005, laid under the Civil Procedure Act 1997.
7.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Scottish Administration (Offices) Order 2005, laid under the Scotland Act 1998;
 (1467)
2.Electricity and Gas (Determination of Turnover for Penalties) Order (Northern Ireland) 2005, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000.
 (—)
8.Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Montserrat Reporting of Savings Income Information Order 2005, laid under the West Indies Act 1962;
 (1466)
2.Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2005, laid under the Social Security (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1977;
 (1471)
3.Accounts for 2002–03 of the Northern Ireland Parades Commission, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998;
4.Accounts for 2003–04 of the Social Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Social Security (Administration) Act 1992.

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Public Business

9.The Hague Programme—Justice and Home Affairs (EUC Report)—It was moved by the Lord Wright of Richmond that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The Hague Programme: a five year agenda for EU justice and home affairs (10th Report, Session 2004–05, HL Paper 84); after debate, the motion was agreed to.
10.After Madrid—Terrorism (EUC Report)—It was moved by the Lord Wright of Richmond that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on After Madrid: the EU’s response to terrorism (5th Report, Session 2004–05, HL Paper 53); the motion was agreed to.
11.Judicial Co-operation in the EU (EUC Report)—It was moved by the Baroness Harris of Richmond that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Judicial Co-operation in the EU: the role of Eurojust (23rd Report, Session 2003–04, HL Paper 138); the motion was agreed to.
12.European Anti-Fraud Office (EUC Report)—It was moved by the Lord Scott of Foscote that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Strengthening OLAF, the European Anti-Fraud Office (24th Report, Session 2003–04, HL Paper 139); the motion was agreed to.
13.Unauthorised Encampments (Northern Ireland) Order 2005—It was moved by the Lord Rooker that the draft Order laid before the House on 21st February be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
14.Africa Commission—The Baroness Park of Monmouth asked Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report by the Africa Commission; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Royall of Blaisdon.

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