House of Lords Journal 239 (Session 2005-06)


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Friday 14th July 2006

The House met at eleven o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Hayman, B.
(Lord Speaker)

Adams of Craigielea, B.
Addington, L.
Ahmed, L.
Ampthill, L.
Anderson of Swansea, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Ashley of Stoke, L.
Attlee, E.
Bach, L.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Berkeley, L.
Bhatia, L.
Billingham, B.
Birt, L.
Blood, B.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Brennan, L.
Brett, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.
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.
Carter, L.
Chidgey, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Colwyn, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Cox, B.
Craigavon, V.
Dahrendorf, L.
Darcy de Knayth, B.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
De Mauley, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Denham, L.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Donoughue, L.
D’Souza, B.
Dubs, L.
Dundee, E.
Dykes, L.
Elder, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Falkland, V.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Filkin, L.
Fookes, B.
Fowler, L.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Gale, B.
Garden, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geddes, L.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Giddens, L.
Glentoran, L.
Golding, B.
Goodlad, L.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Greengross, B.
Greenway, L.
Grocott, L.
Hamilton of Epsom, L.
Hamwee, B.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Haworth, L.
Henig, B.
Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Hooper, B.
Howard of Rising, L.
Howarth of Newport, L.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Inglewood, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jones of Cheltenham, L.
Judd, L.
Kilclooney, L.
Kimball, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Laird, L.
Lang of Monkton, L.
Lawson of Blaby, L.
Layard, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Leitch, L.
Lipsey, L.
Lockwood, B.
Low of Dalston, L.
Ludford, B.
Luke, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McNally, L.
Mar, C.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
May of Oxford, L.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Monson, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Naseby, L.
Neuberger, B.
Newcastle, Bp.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Northesk, E.
Northover, B.
Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.
O’Cathain, B.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Oxburgh, L.

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Patel, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Paul, L.
Pendry, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Prosser, B.
Quin, B.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Ramsbotham, L.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rees of Ludlow, L.
Richard, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Rogan, L.
Rooker, L.
Roper, L.
Rosslyn, E.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Russell-Johnston, L.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
St John of Fawsley, L.
Sawyer, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Sewel, L.
Sheldon, L.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Skelmersdale, L.
Skidelsky, L.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Snape, L.
Soley, L.
Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Stern, B.
Stewartby, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Swinfen, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Tanlaw, L.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Taylor of Warwick, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Teverson, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Truscott, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Turner of Ecchinswell, L.
Uddin, B.
Vallance of Tummel, L.
Verma, B.
Wakeham, L.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walton of Detchant, L.
Warner, L.
Warnock, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Invergowrie, L.
Waverley, V.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wilcox, B.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Windlesham, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.
Young of Hornsey, B.
Young of Norwood Green, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle.

Judicial Business

1.Riyad Bank and others (Respondents) v. Ahli United Bank (UK) plc (formerly United Bank of Kuwait plc) (Petitioners)—The petition of Ahli United Bank (UK) plc praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 13th July).
2.Carphone Warehouse UK Limited (Petitioners) v. Malekout (Respondent)—The petition of Carphone Warehouse UK Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
3.Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited (Petitioners) v. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Respondents)—The petition of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

Papers

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

Commercial Debts—Exchange of Notes between the United Kingdom and Kenya concerning Certain Commercial Debts (The United Kingdom/Kenya Debt Agreement No. 3 (2004)).

(6890)

5.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Education (Student Support) (European Institutions) (Amendment) Regulations 2006, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;
 (1785)
2.Plant Health (Import Inspection Fees) (England) Regulations 2006, laid under the Finance Act 1973;
 (1879)
3.Salaries (Comptroller and Auditor General) Order (Northern Ireland) 2006, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000.
 (—)
6.Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000.

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Public Business

7.Economics of Climate Change (Economic Affairs Committee Report)—It was moved by the Lord Wakeham that this House takes note of the Report of the Economic Affairs Committee on the Economics of Climate Change (2nd Report, HL Paper 12); after debate, the motion was agreed to.
8.NHS Redress Bill [HL]—The bill was returned from the Commons with amendments and with a privilege amendment; it was ordered that the Commons amendments be printed. (HL Bill 141)
9.Disabled Persons (Independent Living) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Ashley of Stoke that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
10.Scotland (Petitions for a Referendum on Independence) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Earl of Mar and Kellie that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at five o’clock to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.