House of Lords Journal 239 (Session 2005-06)


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Monday 9th January 2006

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.
Adams of Craigielea, B.
Addington, L.
Adebowale, L.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Anderson of Swansea, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Ashton of Upholland, B.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Bach, L.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Barker, B.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Berkeley, L.
Bhattacharyya, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Bilston, L.
Blackwell, L.
Blaker, L.
Bledisloe, V.
Blood, B.
Boothroyd, B.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Bowness, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bradshaw, L.
Bragg, L.
Brett, 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.
Chalfont, L.
Chapman, B.
Chidgey, L.
Christopher, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cobbold, L.
Colville of Culross, V.
Colwyn, L.
Condon, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Corston, B.
Cox, B.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crawley, B.
Crickhowell, L.
Cuckney, L.
Cunningham of Felling, L.
Darcy de Knayth, B.
David, B.
Davies of Oldham, L.
De Mauley, L.
Dearing, L.
Deech, B.
Dholakia, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Donoughue, L.
Drayson, L.
D’Souza, B.
Dubs, L.
Dundee, E.
Dykes, L.
Eccles, V.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
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.
Exeter, Bp.
Falkland, V.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.

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Fearn, L.
Filkin, L.
Fookes, B.
Forsyth of Drumlean, L.
Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.
Foulkes of Cumnock, L.
Fowler, L.
Freeman, L.
Fyfe of Fairfield, L.
Gale, B.
Garden, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Garel-Jones, L.
Gavron, L.
Geddes, L.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Giddens, L.
Glentoran, L.
Golding, B.
Goodhart, L.
Goodlad, L.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Goschen, V.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Brookwood, L.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Grantchester, L.
Greengross, B.
Greenway, L.
Griffiths of Burry Port, L.
Grocott, L.
Hamwee, B.
Hanham, B.
Hannay of Chiswick, L.
Hanningfield, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Hart of Chilton, L.
Haskel, L.
Haskins, L.
Hastings of Scarisbrick, 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.
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 Kings Heath, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Hylton, L.
Inglewood, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Jay of Paddington, B.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Jones, L.
Jopling, L.
Jordan, L.
Judd, L.
Kennedy of The Shaws, B.
Kilclooney, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kirkham, 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.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Lindsay, E.
Linklater of Butterstone, B.
Lipsey, L.
Listowel, E.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
Lucas, L.
Ludford, B.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
Lyell of Markyate, L.
McAlpine of West Green, 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 Framwellgate, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
Mackie of Benshie, L.
MacLaurin of Knebworth, L.
Maclennan of Rogart, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Mallalieu, B.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Mason of Barnsley, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Mawhinney, L.
Maxton, L.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Mitchell, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monson, L.
Montagu of Beaulieu, L.
Moonie, L.
Moore of Wolvercote, L.
Morgan, L.
Morgan of Huyton, B.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Morris of Yardley, B.
Moser, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Moynihan, L.
Murphy, B.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Neuberger, B.
Newby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Nicol, B.
Noakes, B.
Northbourne, L.
Northesk, E.
Northover, B.
Norwich, Bp.
O’Cathain, B.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Onslow, E.
Ouseley, L.
Oxburgh, L.
Oxford, Bp.
Palmer, L.
Parekh, L.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Paul, L.
Peel, E.
Pendry, L.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Peston, L.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Plumb, L.
Prashar, B.
Prosser, B.
Prys-Davies, L.
Quinton, L.
Quirk, L.
Radice, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
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.
Rix, L.
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.
Rosslyn, E.
Rotherwick, L.
Rowlands, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
St John of Fawsley, L.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
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.

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Shaw of Northstead, L.
Sheldon, L.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Skelmersdale, L.
Skidelsky, L.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Finsbury, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Snape, L.
Soley, L.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Stern, B.
Stewartby, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Swinfen, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Temple-Morris, L.
Tenby, V.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Thornton, B.
Tonge, B.
Tope, L.
Tordoff, L.
Trenchard, V.
Triesman, L.
Trumpington, B.
Truscott, L.
Tugendhat, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turnberg, L.
Turnbull, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Turner of Ecchinswell, L.
Uddin, B.
Ullswater, V.
Vincent of Coleshill, L.
Wade of Chorlton, L.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walmsley, B.
Walpole, L.
Warnock, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Richmond, L.
Waverley, V.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wilcox, B.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Windlesham, L.
Winston, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.
Young of Hornsey, B.
Young of Norwood Green, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Exeter.

1.Deaths of Lords—The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House that the following members of the House had died:

Lord Merlyn-Rees on 5th January 2006

Lord Stratford on 8th January 2006.

2.Lord Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham—The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House that Her Majesty The Queen in Council on 15th November 2005 had made an Order changing the name of the See of Southwell to Southwell and Nottingham; and that accordingly on 20th December 2005 a new Writ of Summons to Parliament was issued to George Henry Lord Bishop of Southwell as the Lord Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham.

Judicial Business

3.St Helens Borough Council (Respondents) v. Derbyshire and others (Appellants) (England)—The appeal of Joyce Ellen Derbyshire and others was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 20th February (lodged 19th December).
4.Beoku-Betts (FC) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) (England)—The appeal of Ernest Festus Beoku-Betts was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 20th February (lodged 19th December).
5.Hamid (FC) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) (England)—The appeal of Abdoulazaz Hadu Hamid was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 20th February (lodged 20th December).
6.Gaafar (FC) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) (England)—The appeal of Ibrahim Mohammed Gaafar was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 20th February (lodged 20th December).
7.Mohammed (FC) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) (England)—The appeal of Noureldeain Zakaria Mohammed was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 20th February (lodged 20th December).
8.Seismic Shipping Inc and others (Respondents) v. Total E & P UK plc (Appellants) (England)—The appeal of Total E & P UK plc was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 20th February (lodged 21st December).

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9.Stack (Appellant) v. Dowden (Respondent) (England)—The appeal of Barry Alan Stack was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 20th February (lodged 21st December).
10.Whaley and another (Appellant) v. Advocate General for Scotland and another and others (Respondents) (Scotland)—The appeal of Brian Leonard Friend was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 20th February (lodged 4th January).
11.R v. Abdroikof (Appellant) and another (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))—The appeal of Nurlan Abdroikof was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto (lodged 4th January).
12.R v. Abdroikof and another (Appellant) (On appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))—The appeal of Richard John Green was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto (lodged 4th January).
13.R v. Williamson (Appellant) (On appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division))—The appeal of Kenneth Joseph Williamson was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto (lodged 4th January).
14.Masri (Respondent) v. Consolidated Contractors International (UK) Limited and others (Petitioners)—The petition of Said Tawfic Khoury, Consolidated Contractors Group SAL (Holding Company), Consolidated Contractors International Company SAL and Consolidated Contractors (Oil and Gas) Company SAL praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 24th November).
15.Smith International Inc (Respondents) v. Specialised Petroleum Services Group Limited (Petitioners)—The petition of Specialised Petroleum Services Group Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 16th December).
16.Lillywhite and another (Respondents) v. University College London Hospitals NHS Trust (Petitioners)—The petition of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 21st December).
17.Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Respondent) v. B (FC) (Petitioner)—The petition of B praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged (lodged 4th January).
18.Datec Electronics Holdings Limited and others (Respondents) v. United Parcels Services Limited (Petitioners)—The petition of United Parcels Services Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 4th January).
19.Riverside Housing Association Limited (Petitioners) v. White and another (Respondents)—The petition of Riverside Housing Association Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 4th January).
20.R (on the application of Alamieyeseigha) (Petitioner) v. Crown Prosecution Service (Respondents)—The petition of Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Administration of Justice Act 1960 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 4th January).
21.R (on the application of Beresford) (Petitioner) v. Government of Australia (Respondents)—The petition of Brian John Beresford praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Extradition Act 2003 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 16th December).
22.Sempra Metals Limited (formerly Metallgesellschaft Limited) (Respondents) v. Her Majesty’s Commissioners of Inland Revenue and another (Appellants)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 19th December).
23.OBG Limited and others (Appellants) v. Allan and others (Respondents)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 19th December).

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24.Bailey and others (Respondents) v. Home Office (Appellants)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 19th December).
25.Fornah (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 19th December).
26.Fourie (Appellant) v. Le Roux and others (Respondents)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 20th December).
27.Miller (Appellant) v. Miller (Respondent)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
28.O’Brien and others (FC) (Appellants) v. Independent Assessor (Respondent)—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 6th February (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 16th December).
29.Mainstream Properties Limited (Appellants) v. Young and others and another (Respondent)—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 15th February (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 19th December).
30.Small (Her Majesty’s Inspector of Taxes) (Respondent) v. Mars UK Limited (Appellants)—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 16th February (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 19th December).
31.Douglas and another and others (Appellants) v. Hello! Limited and others (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 six weeks after the final determination on the application for leave to cross-appeal (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
32.Robb (Appellant) v. Salamis (M & I) Limited (formerly known as Salamis Marine & Industrial Limited) (Respondents) (Scotland)—The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 6th February (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 4th January).
33.McCaughey (AP) (Appellant) v. Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (Respondent) (Northern Ireland)—The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 9th February (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 4th January).
34.Jordan (AP) (Appellant) v. Lord Chancellor and another (Respondents) (Northern Ireland)—The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 9th February (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 4th January).
35.Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Respondents) v. William Grant & Sons Distillers Limited (Appellants) (Scotland)—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 15th February (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
36.Moncrieff (AP) and another (AP) (Respondents) v. Jamieson and others (Appellants) (Scotland)—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 February (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.
37.Bradford & Bingley plc (Appellants) v. Rashid (FC) (Respondent)—The respondent’s certificate of public funding was lodged.
38.Farley (FC) (Respondent) v. Child Support Agency and another (Appellants)—The respondent’s certificate of public funding was lodged.

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Papers

39.Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)—The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on the dates shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:
Title, etc.S.I. No. 2005Date of Laying

Derbyshire (Coroners’ Districts) (Amendment) Order 2005, laid under the Coroners Act 1988;348921st December
Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2005, laid under the Civil Procedure Act 1997;351521st December
Parliamentary Commissioner (No. 2) Order 2005, laid under the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967;342422nd December
Health Service Commissioner for England (Special Health Authorities) (No. 2) Order 2005, laid under the Health Service Commissioners Act 1993;342822nd December
Transfer of Functions (Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State) Order 2005, laid under the Ministers of the Crown Act 1975;342922nd December
Education (Grants etc.) (Dance and Drama) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2005, laid under the Education Act 1996;343622nd December
Social Security (Payments on account, Overpayments and Recovery) Amendment Regulations 2005, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;347622nd December
Armed Forces Proceedings (Costs) Regulations 2005, laid under the Armed Forces Act 2001;347822nd December
Adoption and Children (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2005, laid under the Education Act 1962;348222nd December
(i)Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of West Sussex) (District of Horsham) Order 2005—349222nd December
(ii)Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of West Sussex) (District of Mid Sussex) Order 2005— laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;349422nd December
Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2005, laid under the Adoption and Children Act 2002;350422nd December
Police Service of Northern Ireland Regulations 2005, laid under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998;22nd December
Older Cattle (Disposal) (England) Regulations 2005, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;352223rd December
(i)Courts-Martial (Army) (Amendment) Rules 2005—348329th December
(ii)Summary Appeal Court (Army) (Amendment) Rules 2005—348629th December
laid under the Army Act 1955;
(i)Courts-Martial (Royal Navy) (Amendment) Rules 2005—348429th December
(ii)Summary Appeal Court (Navy) (Amendment) Rules 2005—348729th December
laid under the Naval Discipline Act 1957;
(i)Courts-Martial (Royal Air Force) (Amendment) Rules 2005—348529th December
(ii)Summary Appeal Court (Air Force) (Amendment) Rules 2005—348829th December

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laid under the Air Force Act 1955;
National Health Service (Performers Lists) Amendment Regulations 2005, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;349130th December
Insolvency Practitioners and Insolvency Services Account (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2005, laid under the Insolvency Act 1986;352430th December
Noise Emission in the Environment by Equipment for Use Outdoors (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;352530th December
Education (School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions) (No. 4) Order 2006, laid under the Education Act 2002;34793rd January
Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Hertfordshire) (Borough of Hertsmere) Order 2005, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;35434th January
Enterprise Act 2002 (Merger Fees) (Amendment) Order 2005, laid under the Enterprise Act 2002.35585th January
40.Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. (i)Draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 2006—
(ii)Draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Board) Order 2006—
 laid under the Industrial Training Act 1982, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;
2.Draft National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (Increase of Endowment) Order 2006, laid under the National Lottery Act 1998, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;
3.Draft Pensions Act 2004 (PPF Payments and FAS Payments) (Consequential Provisions) Order 2006, laid under the Pensions Act 2004, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;
4.Draft National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2006, laid under the Government of Wales Act 1998.
41.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
(i)Public Contracts Regulations 2006—(5)
(ii)Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006—(6)
(iii)Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006—(14)
(iv)Official Feed and Food Controls (England) Regulations 2006—(15)
 laid under the European Communities Act 1972.
42.Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Report of the making of a call-out order of members of the Reserve Forces, laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996;
2.Codes of Practice for the Use of Serious Crime Analysis Section, laid under the Police Act 1996;
3.Accounts for 2004–05 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, laid under the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001;
4.Report and Accounts for 2003–04 of the Sports Council for Northern Ireland, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000;
5.Statement of Alterations to the Northern Ireland Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2002, laid under the Criminal Injuries Compensation (Northern Ireland) Order 2002.

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Private Business

43.London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill—The following petitions praying to be heard against the bill were deposited on or before 9th January 2006:


Petition no.
Petitioner
Agent
Deposited
1.Clive and Anna WolmanClive Wolman9th January 2006
2.The Society of London
Theatre and The Theatrical
Management Association
Bircham Dyson Bell9th January 2006
3.Sir John Soane’s MuseumWinckworth Sherwood9th January 2006
4.The Honourable Society of
Lincoln’s Inn
Winckworth Sherwood9th January 2006
5.The Royal College of
Surgeons of England
Winckworth Sherwood9th January 2006

Public Business

44.National Insurance Contributions Bill—It was moved by the Lord McKenzie of Luton that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
45.Council Tax (New Valuation Lists for England) Bill—It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton, on behalf of the Baroness Andrews, that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at twenty-nine 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.

Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill—The bill was considered in the Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the Committee was adjourned after amendment 15.

The Committee was adjourned at twenty-two minutes before eight o’clock.