House of Lords Journal 239 (Session 2005-06)


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Monday 24th 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.
Adonis, L.
Ahmed, L.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Anderson of Swansea, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Armstrong of Ilminster, L.
Arran, E.
Ashdown of Norton-sub-
Hamdon, L.
Ashley of Stoke, L.
Ashton of Upholland, B.
Astor, V.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Bach, L.
Bagri, L.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Barker, B.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Berkeley, L.
Bernstein of Craigweil, L.
Bhatia, L.
Bhattacharyya, L.
Biffen, L.
Bilimoria, L.
Billingham, B.
Blackstone, B.
Bledisloe, V.
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.
Bradley, L.
Bramall, 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.
Browne of Belmont, L.
Bruce-Lockhart, L.
Burlison, L.
Burnett, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carlile of Berriew, L.
Carnegy of Lour, B.
Carter, L.

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Carter of Coles, L.
Chidgey, L.
Christopher, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cohen of Pimlico, B.
Colwyn, L.
Condon, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Corston, B.
Cotter, L.
Courtown, E.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crawley, B.
Crickhowell, L.
Crisp, L.
Cumberlege, B.
Cunningham of Felling, L.
Currie of Marylebone, L.
Dahrendorf, 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, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Donoughue, L.
Drayson, L.
D’Souza, B.
Dubs, L.
Dundee, E.
Eatwell, L.
Eccles, V.
Elder, L.
Elis-Thomas, L.
Elles, B.
Elton, L.
Elystan-Morgan, L.
Emerton, B.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Ezra, L.
Falconer of Thoroton, L.
Falkender, B.
Falkland, V.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Fearn, L.
Feldman, L.
Ferrers, E.
Filkin, L.
Finlay of Llandaff, B.
Flather, B.
Fookes, B.
Ford, B.
Forsyth of Drumlean, L.
Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.
Foulkes of Cumnock, L.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Freeman, L.
Fritchie, B.
Gale, B.
Garden, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geddes, L.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Giddens, L.
Gilbert, L.
Glenarthur, L.
Golding, B.
Goldsmith, L.
Goodhart, L.
Goodlad, L.
Goschen, V.
Gould of Brookwood, L.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Greengross, B.
Greenway, L.
Griffiths of Burry Port, L.
Grocott, 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.
Henley, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howard of Rising, L.
Howarth of Breckland, B.
Howarth of Newport, L.
Howe, E.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Chesterton, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Hurd of Westwell, L.
Hylton, L.
Imbert, L.
Inge, L.
Inglewood, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
James of Blackheath, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jay of Paddington, B.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Jones, L.
Jones of Cheltenham, L.
Jones of Whitchurch, B.
Jopling, L.
Jordan, L.
Judd, L.
Kennedy of The Shaws, B.
Kilclooney, L.
Kimball, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kingsmill, B.
Kinnock, L.
Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Knight of Collingtree, B.
Laird, L.
Laming, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lang of Monkton, L.
Layard, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lee of Trafford, L.
Leitch, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Levene of Portsoken, L.
Levy, L.
Lindsay, E.
Linklater of Butterstone, B.
Lipsey, L.
Liverpool, E.
Livsey of Talgarth, L.
Lloyd of Berwick, L.
Lockwood, B.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
Lucas, L.
Ludford, B.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McDonagh, B.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
Mackie of Benshie, L.
Maclennan of Rogart, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Mancroft, L.
Mar, C.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Mason of Barnsley, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
May of Oxford, L.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monro of Langholm, L.
Monson, L.
Montrose, D.
Moonie, L.
Moore of Wolvercote, L.
Morgan, L.
Morgan of Huyton, B.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Morris of Handsworth, L.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Morris of Yardley, B.

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Moser, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Moynihan, L.
Murphy, B.
Naseby, L.
Neuberger, B.
Newby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.
Nicol, 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.
Ouseley, L.
Paisley of St George’s, B.
Palmer, L.
Parekh, L.
Patel, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Patten, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Pendry, L.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Peston, L.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Platt of Writtle, B.
Plumb, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Prashar, B.
Prosser, B.
Prys-Davies, L.
Puttnam, L.
Quin, B.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Rana, L.
Rawlings, B.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Rees-Mogg, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Renton, L.
Richard, L.
Richardson of Calow, B.
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.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Russell-Johnston, L.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St John of Fawsley, L.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
Sandberg, L.
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.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Sheffield, Bp.
Sheikh, L.
Sheldon, L.
Shephard of Northwold, B.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Skelmersdale, L.
Slim, V.
Slynn of Hadley, L.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Finsbury, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Snape, L.
Southwark, Bp.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Stewartby, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Swinfen, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Taylor of Holbeach, L.
Taylor of Warwick, L.
Tebbit, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Tenby, V.
Teverson, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Macclesfield, L.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tope, L.
Tordoff, L.
Trefgarne, L.
Triesman, L.
Trimble, L.
Trumpington, B.
Truscott, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turnberg, L.
Tyler, L.
Uddin, B.
Ullswater, V.
Verma, B.
Vincent of Coleshill, L.
Waddington, L.
Walker of Worcester, L.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walmsley, B.
Walpole, L.
Walton of Detchant, L.
Warnock, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Invergowrie, L.
Watson of Richmond, L.
Weatherill, L.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wilcox, B.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Windlesham, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.
Young of Hornsey, B.
Young of Norwood Green, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Sheffield.

1.Lord Browne of Belmont—Wallace Hamilton Browne, Esquire, having been created Baron Browne of Belmont, of Belmont in the County of Antrim, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 12th June 2006, was introduced between the Lord Molyneaux of Killead and the Lord Rana, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute (see Appendix 1).
2.Lord Bilimoria—Karan Faridoon Bilimoria, Esquire, CBE, having been created Baron Bilimoria, of Chelsea in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 16th June 2006, was introduced between the Lord Dholakia and the Baroness Prashar, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute (see Appendix 2).

Judicial Business

3.Lees (Petitioner) v. M. Young Legal Associates and another (Respondents)—The petition of Robert Heywood Ogden Lees praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 13th June).

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4.R (on the application of Countryside Alliance and others (Petitioners) and others) v. Her Majesty’s Attorney General and another (Respondents)—The petition of Countryside Alliance, Donald Summersgill, Lesley Joan Drage, Roger George Richard Bigland, Colin Richard Dayment, Kim Yvette Gooding, Joseph Cowen, William Rhys Kenneth Jones, Richard Frederick May, Giles Rufus Joseph Bradshaw and Jason Edward Vickery praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
5.Birmingham City Council (Petitioners) v. Walker (FC) (Respondent)—The petition of Birmingham City Council praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
6.Halton International Inc (Holding) S.A.R.L. (formerly Halton International Inc) and another (Petitioners) v. Guernroy Limited (Respondents)—The petition of Halton International Inc (Holding) S.A.R.L. (formerly Halton International Inc) and Mohtaram Kaddoura praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
7.R v. G (Petitioner)—The petition of G praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 17th July).
8.Riverside Housing Association Limited (Appellants) v. White (FC) and another (FC) (Respondents)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.
9.Ceredigion County Council (Respondents) v. Jones (FC) and others (FC) (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 4th September or to the third sitting day after the next ensuing meeting of the House (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

Papers

10.House of Lords Resource Accounts 2005–06—The Resource Accounts for the year 2005–06 were laid before the House and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 238)
11.Command Papers—The following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on the dates shown, were ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Animals—
(i)Review for 2005–06 of Controls on Imports of Animal Products; (21st July)(6897)
(ii)Statistics for 2005 of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals in Great Britain; (24th July)(6877)
2.Antarctica—Antarctic Treaty: Measures adopted at the Twenty-seventh Consultative Meeting; (21st July)
 (6898)
3.Finance—Treasury Minute on the Forty-third to Forty-fifth Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts; (21st July)
 (6900)
4.Pay Review Bodies—Armed Forces Pay Review Body: Service Medical and Dental Officers supplement to the Thirty-fifth Report 2006; (24th July)
 (6777)
5.Exports—Report for 2005 of the United Kingdom Strategic Export Controls; (24th July)
 (6882)
6.United Nations—Report on the United Kingdom in the United Nations; (24th July)
 (6892)
7.Children—
(i)Report by Sir David Henshaw entitled Recovering Child Support: routes to responsibility; (24th July)(6894)
(ii)Government Response to the Report of Sir David Henshaw entitled Recovering Child Support: routes to responsibility; (24th July)(6895)
8.European Communities—Prospects for the European Union in 2006: Government proposals; (24th July)
 (6896)
9.Terrorism—Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism, together with an Explanatory Memorandum; (24th July)
 (6901)
12.Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)—The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 21st July, were ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Medicines for Human Use (National Rules for Homeopathic Products) Regulations 2006, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
 (1952)
2.Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) (No. 3) Order 2006, laid under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975.
 (1971)

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13.Affirmative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Chargeable Amounts) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2006, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

14.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. (i)Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Care Standards Tribunal (Review of Disqualification Orders) Regulations 2006—(1929)
(ii)Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Care Standards Tribunal (Amendment) Regulations 2006—(1930)
 laid under the Protection of Children Act 1999;
2.Housing (Right to Buy) (Designated Rural Areas and Designated Region) (England) Order 2006, laid under the Housing Act 1985;
 (1948)
3.Parliamentary Pensions (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2006, laid under the Parliamentary and other Pensions Act 1987;
 (1965)
4.Disability Discrimination Code of Practice (Goods, Facilities, Services and Premises) (Revocation) Order 2006, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;
 (1966)
5.Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Annual Community and Third Country Fishing Measures) (England) Order 2006, laid under the Fisheries Act 1981;
 (1970)
6.Excise Duties (Road Fuel Gas) (Reliefs) Regulations 2006, laid under the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979;
 (1980)
7.Social Security (Lebanon) Amendment Regulations 2006, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;
 (1981)
8.Gas Act 1986 (Exemption from the Requirement for an Interconnector Licence) Order 2006, laid under the Gas Act 1986;
 (2000)
9.Electricity Act 1989 (Exemption from the Requirement for an Interconnector Licence) Order 2006, laid under the Electricity Act 1989;
 (2002)
10.Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations 2006, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;
 (2003)
11.Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve (Full-time) Severance Regulations 2006, laid under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998.
 (—)
15.Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Amendment List 15 of the Queen’s Regulations for the Royal Air Force, laid under the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917;
2.Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the National Biological Standards Board, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Biological Standards Act 1975;
3.Accounts for 2005–06 of the Independent Police Complaints Commission, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Police Reform Act 2002;
4.Accounts for 2005–06 of the Insolvency Act 1986, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under that Act;
5.Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the Ordnance Survey, 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 Police Information Technology Organisation, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Police Act 1997;
7.Accounts for 2004–05 of the Funds in Court England & Wales, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Administration of Justice Act 1982;
8. (i)Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the Commission for Social Care Inspection, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—
(ii)Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the Healthcare Commission—
(iii)Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the NHS Counter Fraud and Security Management Service—
(iv)Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases NHS Foundation Trust—
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9.Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the Central Police Training and Development Authority, laid under the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001;
10.Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of Her Majesty’s Court Service, laid under the Courts Act 2003;
11.Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the Pensions Regulator, laid under the Pensions Act 2004;
12.Compensation (Ministry of Defence Scheme) 2006, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972;
13.Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, laid under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005;
14. (i)Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health—
(ii)Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of Monitor—Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts—
 laid under the National Health Service Reform and Healthcare Professions Act 2002;
15.Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the Prescription Pricing Authority, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;
16. (i)Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the English Sports Council Grant-in-Aid and Lottery—
(ii)Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the Sports Council for Wales Lottery Distribution, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—
(iii)Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Lottery Distribution, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—
 laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993;
17. (i)Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the National Portrait Gallery—
(ii)Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the Imperial War Museum—
(iii)Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the National Maritime Museum—
 laid under the Museums and Galleries Act 1992;
18.Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the Arts & Humanities Research Council, laid under the Higher Education Act 2004;
19.Report for 2005–06 of the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets, laid under the Utilities Act 2000;
20.Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of Acas, laid under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992;
21.Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the Coal Authority, laid under the Coal Industry Act 1994;
22. (i)Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland—
(ii)Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the Land Registers of Northern Ireland—
(iii)Report for 2004–05 of the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People—
(iv)Report and Accounts for 2004–05 of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland—
 laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000;
23.Report for 2006 entitled Connecting Criminal Justice: A Review of the Exchange of Information by Criminal Justice Organisations through the Causeway Programme, laid under the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002;
24.Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the Northern Ireland Policing Board, laid under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000;
25.Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the General Teaching Council, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;
26. (i)Accounts for 2002–03 relating to issues from the National Loans Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—
(ii)Accounts for 2003–04 relating to issues from the National Loans Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—
 laid under the National Loans Act 1968;
27.Overseas Public Officers Pensions (Civil Partnership Act 2004) Amendment Scheme, laid under the Overseas Pensions Act 1973;
28.Report for 2005–06 of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom, laid under the Commonwealth Scholarships Act 1959;
29.Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of Forest Research, laid under the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921;

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30.Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the Environment Agency, laid under the Environment Act 1995;
31.Report and Accounts for 2005–06 of the NHS Pensions Agency Special Health Authority (Asiantaeth Pensiynau’r GIG), laid under the National Health Service Act 1977.

Select Committee Reports

16.Human Rights—The following Reports from the Joint Committee were made and ordered to be printed:

The Committee’s Future Working Practices; (23rd Report-HL Paper 239)

Counter-Terrorism Policy and Human Rights: Prosecution and Pre-Charge Detention; (24th Report-HL Paper 240)

Legislative Scrutiny: Thirteenth Progress Report on the following:

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill; and

Education and Inspections Bill. (25th Report-HL Paper 241)

Public Business

17.Procedure of the House—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the 6th Report from the Select Committee be agreed to; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
18.Parliamentary Costs Bill [HL]—The order of re-commitment was discharged.
19.National Health Service Bill [HL]—
20.National Health Service (Wales) Bill [HL]—
21.National Health Service (Consequential Provisions) Bill [HL]—

The orders of re-commitment were discharged en bloc.

22.International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Bill—The bill was read a third time and passed.
23.Constitutional Reform (Prerogative Powers and Civil Service etc.) Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time; a privilege amendment was agreed to; then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.
24.Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2006—It was moved by the Lord Evans of Temple Guiting that the Order laid before the House on 29th June be approved; the motion was agreed to.
25.Government of Wales Bill—The Commons amendments and reasons were considered; motions not to insist on certain Lords amendments were agreed to; motions not to insist on certain Lords amendments and to agree with amendments proposed by the Commons in lieu were agreed to; a motion to insist on certain Lords amendments was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
26.Armed Forces Bill—The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; the House was resumed.
27.Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2006—It was moved by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal that the draft Order laid before the House on 17th July be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

28.Armed Forces Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed after clause 10 stood part.

The House was adjourned at three minutes before ten o’clock
till tomorrow, eleven o’clock.


APPENDIX 1

ELIZABETH THE SECOND by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen Head of the Commonwealth Defender of the Faith To all Lords Spiritual and Temporal and all other Our Subjects whatsoever to whom these Presents shall come Greeting Know Ye that We of Our especial grace certain knowledge and mere motion in pursuance of the Life Peerages Act 1958 and of all other powers in that behalf Us enabling do by these Presents advance create and prefer Our right trusty and well beloved Wallace Hamilton Browne Esquire to the state degree style dignity title and honour of Baron Browne of Belmont of Belmont in Our County of Antrim

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And for Us Our heirs and successors do appoint give and grant unto him the said name state degree style dignity title and honour of Baron Browne of Belmont to have and to hold unto him for his life

Willing and by these Presents granting for Us Our heirs and successors that he may have hold and possess a seat place and voice in the Parliaments and Public Assemblies and Councils of Us Our heirs and successors within Our United Kingdom amongst the Barons And also that he may enjoy and use all the rights privileges pre-eminences immunities and advantages to the degree of a Baron duly and of right belonging which Barons of Our United Kingdom have heretofore used and enjoyed or as they do at present use and enjoy

In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent Witness Ourself at Westminster in the afternoon of the twelfth day of June in the fifty-fifth year of Our Reign

BY WARRANT UNDER THE QUEEN’S SIGN MANUAL


APPENDIX 2

ELIZABETH THE SECOND by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen Head of the Commonwealth Defender of the Faith To all Lords Spiritual and Temporal and all other Our Subjects whatsoever to whom these Presents shall come Greeting Know Ye that We of Our especial grace certain knowledge and mere motion in pursuance of the Life Peerages Act 1958 and of all other powers in that behalf Us enabling do by these Presents advance create and prefer Our right trusty and well beloved Karan Faridoon Bilimoria Esquire Commander of Our Most Excellent Order of the British Empire to the state degree style dignity title and honour of Baron Bilimoria of Chelsea in Our Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

And for Us Our heirs and successors do appoint give and grant unto him the said name state degree style dignity title and honour of Baron Bilimoria to have and to hold unto him for his life

Willing and by these Presents granting for Us Our heirs and successors that he may have hold and possess a seat place and voice in the Parliaments and Public Assemblies and Councils of Us Our heirs and successors within Our United Kingdom amongst the Barons And also that he may enjoy and use all the rights privileges pre-eminences immunities and advantages to the degree of a Baron duly and of right belonging which Barons of Our United Kingdom have heretofore used and enjoyed or as they do at present use and enjoy

In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent Witness Ourself at Westminster in the forenoon of the sixteenth day of June in the fifty-fifth year of Our Reign

BY WARRANT UNDER THE QUEEN’S SIGN MANUAL