House of Lords Journal 239 (Session 2005-06)


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Monday 24th October 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.
Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Ahmed, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Anderson of Swansea, L.
Ashdown of Norton-sub-
Hamdon, L.
Ashton of Upholland, B.
Astor, V.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Baldwin of Bewdley, E.
Ballyedmond, L.
Barker, B.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Berkeley, L.
Bhatia, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Bilston, L.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Boothroyd, B.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Bowness, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bradshaw, L.
Brett, L.
Bridges, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.
Brookeborough, V.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Burlison, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carnegy of Lour, B.
Carter, L.
Carter of Coles, L.
Chapman, B.
Chidgey, L.
Chorley, L.
Christopher, L.
Clark of Calton, B.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cobbold, L.
Colwyn, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Corston, B.
Craigavon, V.
Crawley, B.
Crickhowell, L.
Cunningham of Felling, L.
Darcy de Knayth, B.
David, B.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
De Mauley, L.
Dearing, L.
Denham, L.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Donoughue, L.
D’Souza, B.
Dykes, L.
Elder, L.
Elis-Thomas, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Emerton, B.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Ezra, L.
Falkland, V.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Filkin, L.
Fookes, B.
Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.
Foulkes of Cumnock, L.
Fowler, L.
Freeman, L.
Freyberg, L.
Garden, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Giddens, L.
Gilmour of Craigmillar, L.
Glasgow, E.
Glenarthur, L.

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Glentoran, L.
Goodhart, L.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Brookwood, L.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Greengross, B.
Griffiths of Burry Port, L.
Grocott, L.
Hamilton of Epsom, L.
Hanham, B.
Hannay of Chiswick, L.
Hanningfield, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Haskel, L.
Haworth, L.
Hayhoe, L.
Hayman, B.
Henig, B.
Higgins, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howarth of Breckland, B.
Howarth of Newport, L.
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 Kings Heath, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Hurd of Westwell, L.
Hylton, L.
Inglewood, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jellicoe, E.
Jones, L.
Jones of Cheltenham, L.
Jopling, L.
King of Bridgwater, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Laird, L.
Laming, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lane of Horsell, L.
Lang of Monkton, L.
Lawson of Blaby, L.
Layard, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Leitch, L.
Levene of Portsoken, L.
Lipsey, L.
Listowel, E.
Liverpool, Bp.
Liverpool, E.
Lockwood, B.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McAlpine of West Green, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
McDonagh, B.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
MacGregor of Pulham Market, 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.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Mason of Barnsley, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Mawhinney, L.
Maxton, L.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Michie of Gallanach, B.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Montgomery of Alamein, V.
Moonie, L.
Morgan, L.
Morgan of Huyton, B.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Morris of Yardley, B.
Murphy, B.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Naseby, L.
Neuberger, B.
Newby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Noakes, B.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
Northover, B.
Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.
O’Cathain, B.
Onslow, E.
Oppenheim-Barnes, B.
Ouseley, L.
Oxford, Bp.
Palmer, L.
Parekh, L.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Patel, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Pendry, L.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Peston, L.
Peyton of Yeovil, L.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Plumb, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Prosser, B.
Prys-Davies, L.
Quinton, L.
Quirk, L.
Radice, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Ramsbotham, L.
Rawlings, B.
Razzall, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rees-Mogg, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Renton, L.
Richard, L.
Rix, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Rooker, L.
Roper, L.
Rotherwick, L.
Rowlands, L.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
Sainsbury of Turville, L.
St John of Fawsley, L.
Sandwich, E.
Sawyer, L.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Selsdon, L.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Sharples, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Sheldon, L.
Shephard of Northwold, B.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Skelmersdale, L.
Skidelsky, L.
Slim, V.
Slynn of Hadley, L.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Finsbury, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Snape, L.
Soley, L.
Southwark, Bp.
Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, L.
Stevens of Ludgate, L.
Stewartby, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Stratford, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Sutherland of Houndwood, L.
Swinfen, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Tanlaw, L.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Taylor of Warwick, L.
Tebbit, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Thomas of Swynnerton, L.
Tomlinson, L.
Tope, L.
Tordoff, L.
Triesman, L.
Trumpington, B.

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Truscott, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turnberg, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Ullswater, V.
Waddington, 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.
Weatherill, L.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wilcox, B.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Winston, L.
Woolf, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Worcester, Bp.
Wright of Richmond, L.
Young of Norwood Green, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford.

1.Oath—Richard Gerald Lord Acton (Lord Acton of Bridgnorth) took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.
2.Leave of Absence—Leave of absence was granted to the Lord Chancellor for Tuesday 25th October.

Judicial Business

3.Kashmiri (FC) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) (England)—The appeal of Ali Kashmiri was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 5th December.
4.Crofts (Respondent) and others v. Veta Limited (Appellants) and others and one other action—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
5.Appeal Committee—The 45th Report from the Appeal Committee, on the petition for leave to appeal in Januzi (FC) (Petitioner) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent), was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 52)

Papers

6.Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)—The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 21st October, were ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Railway Heritage Scheme Order 2005, laid under the Railway Heritage Act 1996;
 (2905)
2.Salmonella in Broiler Flocks (Survey Powers) (England) Regulations 2005, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.
 (2927)
7.Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Draft Asylum (Designated States) (No. 2) Order 2005, laid under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;
2.Draft Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.
8.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. (i)Civil Partnership (Registration Abroad and Certificates) Order 2005—(2761)
(ii)Immigration (Procedure for Formation of Civil Partnerships) Regulations 2005— (2917)
 laid under the Civil Partnership Act 2004;
2.Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2005, laid under the Civil Aviation Act 1949;
 (2763)
3.European Communities (Designation) (No. 3) Order 2005, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
 (2766)
4.Disability Discrimination (Service Providers and Public Authorities Carrying Out Functions) Regulations 2005, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;
 (2901)
5.Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (General) Amendment Regulations 2005, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;
 (2904)
6.Local Justice Areas (No. 2) Order 2005, laid under the Courts Act 2003;
 (2949)
7.Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, laid under the Immigration Act 1971.
 (—)
9.Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. (i)Air Publication 1269—Amendment List 17 of the Royal Air Force Manual of Medical Management and Administration (8th Edition), together with an Explanatory Memorandum—

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(ii)Air Publication 1269A—Amendment List 29 of the Royal Air Force Manual of Assessment of Medical Fitness (3rd Edition)—
(iii)Air Publication 3394—Amendment List 11 of the Royal Air Force Aeromedical Evacuation Service (3rd Edition)—
 laid under the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917;
2. (i)Report and Accounts for 2004–05 of the Pension Protection Fund—
(ii)Report for 17th December 2004–31st March 2005 of the Pensions Regulator—
 laid under the Pensions Act 2004;
3.Report and Accounts for 2004–05 of the General Optical Council, laid under the Opticians Act 1989;
4.Accounts for 2004–05 of the Local Probation Boards, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000;
5.Direction given by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland under section 51B of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, together with an Explanatory Memorandum, laid under that Act.

Public Business

10.Criminal Defence Service Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time; a privilege amendment was agreed to; after debate, the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.
11.Consumer Credit Bill—It was moved by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville 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.
12.Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Specified Organisations) Order 2005—The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the Order.
13.Civil Partnership (Miscellaneous and Consequential Provisions) Order 2005—The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft Order.
14.Social Security (Inherited SERPS) (Amendments relating to Civil Partnership) Regulations 2005—The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft Regulations.
15.Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Contingency Planning) Regulations 2005—The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the Regulations.

The House was adjourned at eighteen minutes past five o’clock
till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.


APPENDIX

PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND COMMITTEE (IN THE MOSES ROOM)

The Committee met at half-past three o’clock.

Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Specified Organisations) Order 2005—It was moved by the Lord Rooker that the Grand Committee do consider the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Specified Organisations) Order 2005; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
Civil Partnership (Miscellaneous and Consequential Provisions) Order 2005—It was moved by the Lord Evans of Temple Guiting that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Civil Partnership (Miscellaneous and Consequential Provisions) Order 2005; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
Social Security (Inherited SERPS) (Amendments relating to Civil Partnership) Regulations 2005—It was moved by the Lord Evans of Temple Guiting that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Social Security (Inherited SERPS) (Amendments relating to Civil Partnership) Regulations 2005; the motion was agreed to.
Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Contingency Planning) Regulations 2005—It was moved by the Lord Hunt of Chesterton that the Grand Committee do consider the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Contingency Planning) Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/2042); after debate, the motion was agreed to.
Casino Advisory Panel—The Viscount Astor asked Her Majesty’s Government by what criteria the Casino Advisory Panel will judge expressions of interest from local authorities when advising on the location of new casinos under the terms of the Gambling Act 2005; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Davies of Oldham.

The Committee was adjourned at twenty-nine minutes past five o’clock.