House of Lords Journal 239 (Session 2005-06)

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Friday 3rd March 2006

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Ackner, L.
Acton, L.
Adams of Craigielea, B.
Addington, L.
Ahmed, L.
Ampthill, L.
Anderson of Swansea, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Armstrong of Ilminster, L.
Ashdown of Norton-sub- Hamdon, L.
Ashley of Stoke, L.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Berkeley, L.
Bhatia, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Bilston, L.
Birt, L.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bramall, L.
Brennan, L.
Brett, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Brittan of Spennithorne, L.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Brown of Eaton-under-
Heywood, L.
Burlison, L.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Chalker of Wallasey, B.
Chorley, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Colwyn, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crawley, B.
Cunningham of Felling, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
De Mauley, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Dholakia, L.
Donoughue, L.
Dubs, L.
Dundee, E.
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.
Falkland, V.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Filkin, L.
Fookes, B.
Forsyth of Drumlean, L.
Foulkes of Cumnock, L.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Gale, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geddes, L.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Glentoran, L.
Golding, B.
Goodlad, L.
Goudie, B.
Greengross, B.
Greenway, L.
Hamilton of Epsom, L.
Hamwee, B.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Haskel, L.
Haworth, L.
Henig, B.
Higgins, L.
Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howard of Rising, L.
Howarth of Newport, L.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jones of Cheltenham, L.
Jopling, L.
Kilclooney, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kingsland, L.
Laird, L.
Lawson of Blaby, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Lipsey, L.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McAlpine of West Green, L.
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.
Maclennan of Rogart, L.
McNally, L.
Mance, L.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Moonie, L.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Morris of Yardley, B.
Newby, L.
Newcastle, Bp.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
Northover, B.
O’Cathain, B.
Palmer, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Pendry, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Powell of Bayswater, L.
Prashar, B.
Prosser, B.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Redesdale, L.
Richard, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Rogan, L.
Rooker, L.
Roper, L.
Rosslyn, E.
Russell-Johnston, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St John of Fawsley, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Sheldon, L.
Simon, V.
Skelmersdale, L.
Slim, V.
Slynn of Hadley, L.

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Smith of Finsbury, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Snape, L.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Swinfen, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Temple-Morris, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tope, L.
Trumpington, B.
Truscott, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Turner of Ecchinswell, L.
Tyler, L.
Uddin, B.
Ullswater, V.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walmsley, B.
Warnock, B.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Woolf, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Young of Norwood Green, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle.

Judicial Business

1.Grieves (Petitioner) v. F T Everard & Sons Limited and others (Respondents)—The petition of John Grieves praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 22nd February).
2.Nagalingam (Petitioner) v. Ney and another (Respondents)—The petition of Puvanarani Tammy Nagalingam 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.McCaughey (AP) (Appellant) v. Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (Respondent) (Northern Ireland)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 2nd March).
4.Jordan (AP) (Appellant) v. Lord Chancellor and another (Respondents) (Northern Ireland)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 2nd March).
5.Kola (FC) and another (FC) (Appellants) v. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (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 13th April or to the third sitting day after the next ensuing meeting of the House (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 2nd March).


6.Instrument withdrawn—The following instrument, laid before the House on 27th February, was withdrawn:

Draft International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) Miscellaneous Provisions Order 2006.

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

Treaty Series—2003 Amendments to the Protocol of 1988 Relating to the International Convention on Load Lines.


8.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.(i) Education (Designated Institutions in Further Education) (Amendment) Order 2006—
(ii)Workers’ Educational Association (Designated Institution in Further Education) Order 2006—(409)
 laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992;
2.Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health (Membership and Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2006, laid under the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002;
3.Medicines for Human Use and Medical Devices (Fees Amendments) Regulations 2006, laid under the Medicines Act 1971;
4.(i) Social Security Revaluation of Earnings Factors Order 2006—
(ii)Social Security Pensions (Low Earnings Threshold) Order 2006—(500)
 laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;
5.Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (Fees) Rules Order 2006, laid under the General and Specialist Medical Practice (Education, Training and Qualifications) Order 2003;

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6.Commission for Social Care Inspection (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Amendment) Regulations 2006, laid under the Care Standards Act 2000;
7.(i) Hill Farm Allowance (Amendment) Regulations 2006—
(ii)Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts (Amendment) and Water Act 2003 (Transitional Provision) Regulations 2006—(523)
 laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
8.Enterprise Act 2002 (Water Services Regulation Authority) Order 2006, laid under the Enterprise Act 2002.

Public Business

9.Constitutional Reform (Prerogative Powers and Civil Service etc.) Bill [HL]—The Queen’s Consent was signified; then it was moved by the Lord Lester of Herne Hill 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.
10.Scottish Parliament (Candidates) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Foulkes of Cumnock 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.
11.Police (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Laird 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 nine minutes past four o’clock
to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.