House of Lords Journal 239 (Session 2005-06)


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Friday 24th March 2006

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Acton, L.
Adams of Craigielea, B.
Addington, L.
Ahmed, L.
Alderdice, L.
Ampthill, L.
Anderson of Swansea, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Berkeley, L.
Bhatia, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Bilston, L.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Brennan, L.
Brett, L.
Bridges, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Buscombe, B.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Chelmsford, Bp.
Chorley, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cobbold, L.
Colwyn, L.
Condon, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crickhowell, L.
Cunningham of Felling, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
De Mauley, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Dholakia, L.
Donoughue, L.
D’Souza, B.
Dubs, L.
Elder, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Falkland, V.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Filkin, L.
Foulkes of Cumnock, L.
Fowler, L.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Gale, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Glentoran, L.
Golding, B.
Goodlad, L.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Goudie, B.

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Gould of Brookwood, L.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Greengross, B.
Greenway, L.
Griffiths of Burry Port, L.
Grocott, L.
Hamwee, B.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Haskel, L.
Haworth, L.
Henig, B.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howard of Rising, L.
Howarth of Newport, L.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Inge, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jones of Cheltenham, L.
Kilclooney, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Laing of Dunphail, L.
Laird, L.
Laming, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lipsey, L.
Ludford, B.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
Maclennan of Rogart, L.
McNally, L.
Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Marsh, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Mitchell, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monson, L.
Montgomery of Alamein, V.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Newby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.
Noakes, B.
Northbourne, L.
Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.
O’Cathain, B.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Parekh, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Paul, L.
Pendry, L.
Peston, L.
Prys-Davies, L.
Quinton, L.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Ramsbotham, L.
Rawlings, B.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Richard, L.
Richardson of Calow, B.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Rogan, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Sainsbury of Turville, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St John of Fawsley, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Sheldon, L.
Simon, V.
Skelmersdale, L.
Slim, V.
Smith of Finsbury, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Snape, L.
Soley, L.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Stern, B.
Stewartby, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Swinfen, L.
Tanlaw, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Temple-Morris, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thornton, B.
Tope, L.
Tordoff, L.
Trenchard, V.
Triesman, L.
Trumpington, B.
Truscott, L.
Uddin, B.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walmsley, B.
Warnock, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wilcox, B.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.
Young of Hornsey, B.
Young of Norwood Green, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Chelmsford.

Judicial Business

1.Januzi (FC) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)—Further to the Order of the House of 15th February 2006 (36th Report Session 2005–06 [2006] UKHL 5), it was ordered that the appellant do pay or cause to be paid to the respondent his costs in this House and that the amount of such costs, if any, to be paid by the appellant and to be paid out of the Community Legal Service Fund be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments in accordance with regulations pursuant to section 11 of the Access to Justice Act 1999; and that the costs of the appellant in this House be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999.
2.Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (a Dutch company) (Respondents) v. Remington Consumer Products Limited and others (Petitioners)—The petition of Remington Consumer Products Limited and Rayovac Europe Limited 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.Belfast City Council (Appellants) v. Miss Behavin’ Limited (Respondents) (Northern Ireland)—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 5th May (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

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4.Negative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Surrey) (Borough of Surrey Heath) Order 2006, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991.

(851)

Private Business

5.London Local Authorities Bill [HL]—The Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall, Chairman of the Select Committee, reported that, pursuant to Private Business Standing Order 108 (Adjournment of committee on opposed bill), the Committee had adjourned over Friday 24th March owing to the Clauses due to be considered becoming unopposed.

Public Business

6.Lighter Evenings (Experiment) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Tanlaw 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.
7.Dynamic Demand Appliances Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Redesdale 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.
8.Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2006—It was moved by the Lord McKenzie of Luton that the draft Order laid before the House on 13th February be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
9.Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Order 2006—It was moved by the Lord McKenzie of Luton that the draft Order laid before the House on 13th February be approved; the motion was agreed to.
10.Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2006—It was moved by the Lord McKenzie of Luton that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13th February be approved; the motion was agreed to.
11.Child Benefit (Rates) Regulations 2006—It was moved by the Lord McKenzie of Luton that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13th February be approved; the motion was agreed to.
12.Special Health Authorities (Audit) Order 2006—It was moved by the Lord McKenzie of Luton that the draft Order laid before the House on 13th February be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
13.Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Application and Modification of Certain Enactments to Designated Staff of SOCA) Order 2006—It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that the draft Order laid before the House on 28th February be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
14.Community Order (Review by Specified Courts in Liverpool and Salford) Order 2006—It was moved by the Lord Bassam of Brighton that the draft Order laid before the House on 19th January be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
15.International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) Miscellaneous Provisions Order 2006—It was moved by the Baroness Royall of Blaisdon that the draft Order laid before the House on 6th March be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
16.Employment Zones (Allocation to Contractors) Pilot Regulations 2006—It was moved by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15th February be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
17.Occupational Pension Schemes (Levies) (Amendment) Regulations 2006—It was moved by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15th February be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
18.Social Security (Reduced Rates of Class 1 Contributions, Rebates and Minimum Contributions) Order 2006—It was moved by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath that the draft Order laid before the House on 1st March be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

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