House of Lords Journal 239 (Session 2005-06)

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Monday 17th July 2006

The House met at half-past two o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Hayman, B.
(Lord Speaker)

Acton, L.
Adams of Craigielea, B.
Addington, L.
Ahmed, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Amos, B.
Anderson of Swansea, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Ashdown of Norton-sub-
Hamdon, L.
Ashton of Upholland, B.
Astor, V.
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.
Best, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Birt, L.
Blackstone, B.
Blood, B.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Boothroyd, B.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.
Bowness, L.
Boyce, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Brennan, L.
Brett, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Burlison, L.
Burnett, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carlile of Berriew, L.
Carrington, L.
Carter of Coles, L.
Chalker of Wallasey, B.
Chandos, V.
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.
Cotter, L.
Courtown, E.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crickhowell, L.
Crisp, L.
Cunningham of Felling, L.
Currie of Marylebone, L.
Darcy de Knayth, B.
David, B.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
De Mauley, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Dearing, L.
Deech, B.
Denham, L.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Donoughue, L.
Drayson, L.
D’Souza, B.
Dubs, L.
Dundee, E.
Dykes, L.
Eames, L.
Eatwell, L.
Elles, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
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.
Fearn, L.
Feldman, L.
Ferrers, E.
Finlay of Llandaff, B.
Flather, B.
Fookes, B.
Ford, B.
Forsyth of Drumlean, L.
Foulkes of Cumnock, L.
Fowler, L.
Freeman, L.
Freyberg, L.
Fritchie, B.
Gale, B.
Garden, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geddes, L.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Giddens, L.
Glasgow, E.
Glentoran, L.
Golding, B.
Goodhart, L.
Goodlad, L.

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Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Brookwood, L.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Grantchester, L.
Greengross, B.
Greenway, L.
Gregson, L.
Griffiths of Burry Port, L.
Grocott, L.
Guthrie of Craigiebank, L.
Hamilton of Epsom, 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.
Haworth, L.
Hayhoe, L.
Henig, B.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Holme of Cheltenham, L.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howard of Rising, L.
Howarth of Breckland, 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 Wirral, L.
Hurd of Westwell, L.
Hylton, L.
Inge, L.
Inglewood, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jay of Paddington, B.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Jones, L.
Jones of Cheltenham, L.
Jopling, L.
Jordan, L.
Judd, L.
Kennedy of The Shaws, B.
Kerr of Kinlochard, L.
Kilclooney, L.
King of Bridgwater, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kingsmill, B.
Kinnock, L.
Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Laird, L.
Laming, L.
Lane of Horsell, L.
Lawson of Blaby, L.
Layard, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lee of Trafford, L.
Leicester, Bp.
Leitch, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Lindsay, E.
Lipsey, L.
Listowel, E.
Livsey of Talgarth, L.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
Lucas, L.
Ludford, B.
Luke, 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.
MacLaurin of Knebworth, L.
Maclennan of Rogart, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Mar, C.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Mason of Barnsley, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monson, L.
Montagu of Beaulieu, L.
Montgomery of Alamein, V.
Montrose, D.
Moonie, L.
Morgan, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morgan of Huyton, B.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Morris of Handsworth, L.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Morris of Yardley, B.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Naseby, L.
Neuberger, B.
Newby, L.
Newcastle, Bp.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.
Noakes, B.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
Northover, B.
Norton of Louth, L.
Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.
O’Cathain, B.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Onslow, E.
Oppenheim-Barnes, B.
Oxburgh, L.
Paisley of St George’s, B.
Palmer, L.
Parekh, L.
Parkinson, L.
Patel, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Peel, E.
Pendry, L.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Peston, L.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Plumb, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Prosser, B.
Prys-Davies, L.
Quin, B.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Ramsbotham, L.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rees-Mogg, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Rennard, L.
Renton, L.
Renton of Mount Harry, L.
Richard, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Rogan, L.
Rooker, L.
Roper, L.
Rosser, L.
Rowlands, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Russell-Johnston, L.
Sainsbury of Turville, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St John of Fawsley, L.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
Sandberg, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Sewel, L.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Sharples, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Sheldon, L.
Shephard of Northwold, B.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Skidelsky, L.
Slim, V.
Slynn of Hadley, L.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Smith of Leigh, L.
Snape, L.

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Soley, L.
Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
Southwark, Bp.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Steinberg, L.
Stewartby, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Swinfen, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Taylor of Holbeach, L.
Taylor of Warwick, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Tenby, V.
Teverson, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Macclesfield, L.
Thomas of Swynnerton, L.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tonge, B.
Tope, L.
Tordoff, L.
Trefgarne, L.
Trenchard, V.
Triesman, L.
Trimble, L.
Trumpington, B.
Truscott, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turnberg, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Turner of Ecchinswell, L.
Tyler, L.
Uddin, B.
Ullswater, V.
Verma, B.
Vincent of Coleshill, L.
Waddington, L.
Wade of Chorlton, L.
Wakeham, L.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walmsley, B.
Walpole, L.
Warnock, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Invergowrie, L.
Watson of Richmond, L.
Weatherill, L.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wilcox, B.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Windlesham, L.
Woolf, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.
Young of Hornsey, B.
Young of Norwood Green, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Leicester.

Judicial Business

1.In re D (a child)—The appeal of CD (the mother) was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 21st August.
2.Rusby (Petitioner) v. Harr (Respondent)—The petition of Dorothy Rusby praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 4th July).
3.Ali (Petitioner) (FC) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)—The petition of Muhidin Zackaria Ali (also known as Zackaria Muhidin Ali) praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 12th July).
4.Shinedean Limited (Petitioners) and others v. Axa Insurance Limited (Respondents)—The petition of Shinedean Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
5.Jones (Respondent) v. Garnett (Her Majesty’s Inspector of Taxes) (Appellant)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
6.Douglas and another and others (Appellants) v. Hello! Limited and others (Respondents)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.


7.Command Papers—The following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty, were ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Local Government—Departmental Report for 2006 of the Department for Communities and Local Government;
2.Finance—Expenditure Plans for 2006-07 to 2007-08 of the Ministry of Defence;
3.Crime—New Powers Against Organised and Financial Crime: Government consultation document.
8.Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2006, laid under the Terrorism Act 2000, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

9.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment) (England) Order 2006, laid under the Fire Services Act 1947;
2.Firefighters’ Compensation Scheme (England) Order 2006, laid under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004;
3. (i)Education (Assisted Places) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2006—(1812)

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(ii)Education (Assisted Places) (Incidental Expenses) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2006—(1813)
 laid under the Education (Schools) Act 1997;
4.Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2006, laid under the Clean Air Act 1993;
5.Proscribed Organisations (Name Changes) Order 2006, laid under the Terrorism Act 2000.
10.Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Report for 2005-06 of the Public Works Loan Board, laid under the Public Works Loans Act 1875;
2.Report for 2005 of the Medicines Act 1968 Advisory Bodies, laid under that Act;
3.Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Youth Justice Board, laid under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998;
4.Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of English Nature, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Environmental Protection Act 1990;
5. (i)Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—
(ii)Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Patent Office, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—
 laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973;
6.Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Marshall Aid Commemoration Act 1953;
7.Report and Accounts for 2004-05 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel Northern Ireland, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Criminal Injuries Compensation (Northern Ireland) Order 2002;
8.Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Learning and Skills Council, laid under the Learning and Skills Act 2000;
9.Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Civil Nuclear Police Authority, laid under the Energy Act 2004;
10.Reports and Accounts for 2005-06 of the following NHS Foundation Trusts:
(i) Countess of Chester Hospital—
(ii) Sheffield Teaching Hospitals—
(iii) Barnsley Hospital—
  laid under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003.

Select Committee Report

11.Human Rights—The 22nd Report from the Joint Committee, Legislative Scrutiny: Twelfth Progress Report, on the Armed Forces Bill, was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 233)

Public Business

12.Emergency Workers (Obstruction) Bill—A bill to make it an offence to obstruct or hinder persons who provide emergency services; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 142).
13.Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme) (Rights of Appeal) Amendment Regulations 2006—
14.Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Additional Rights of Appeal) (Amendment) Regulations 2006—

It was moved by the Lord Drayson that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 5th June be approved en bloc; the motion was agreed to.

15.Procedure of the House—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the 5th Report from the Select Committee be agreed to; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
16.International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Bill—The order of commitment was discharged.
17.Piped Music and Showing of Television Programmes Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.

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18.Commons Bill [HL]—The Commons amendments were considered; an amendment to a Commons amendment was moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; then the Commons amendment was agreed to; the remaining Commons amendments were agreed to.
19.Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 3) Bill—It was moved by the Lord McKenzie of Luton that the bill be now read a second time; the motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived; then, Standing Order 47 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed.
20.Finance (No. 2) 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 and the Committee was negatived; then, Standing Order 47 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed.
21.Finance Bill 2006 (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 Finance Bill 2006 (6th Report, HL Paper 204); the motion was agreed to.
22.Constitutional Reform (Prerogative Powers and Civil Service etc.) Bill [HL]—The report was received; amendments were agreed to; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 143)
23.Northern Ireland: integrated schools—The Baroness Blood asked Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to develop more integrated schools in Northern Ireland and to encourage the transformation of existing schools to integrated schools; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Rooker.

The House was adjourned at twenty-one minutes before ten o’clock
till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.