House of Lords Journal 239 (Session 2005-06)

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Friday 27th October 2006

The House met at eleven 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.
Ampthill, L.
Anderson of Swansea, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Arran, E.
Ashley of Stoke, L.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Bach, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Bhatia, L.
Bilimoria, L.
Billingham, B.
Bilston, L.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Boothroyd, B.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Bowness, L.
Boyd of Duncansby, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bragg, L.
Brennan, L.
Brett, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Burlison, L.
Burnett, L.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Chidgey, L.
Chorley, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Colwyn, L.
Condon, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crickhowell, L.
Currie of Marylebone, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
De Mauley, L.
Deech, B.
Denham, L.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Donoughue, L.
D’Souza, B.
Dubs, L.
Elder, L.
Elton, L.
Emerton, B.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Ferrers, E.
Fowler, L.
Freyberg, L.
Gale, B.
Garden, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Goodlad, L.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Goschen, V.
Goudie, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Greengross, B.
Greenway, L.
Grenfell, L.
Grocott, L.
Hamwee, B.
Hannay of Chiswick, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Hart of Chilton, L.
Haskel, L.
Haworth, L.
Henig, B.
Hogg, B.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Hooper, B.
Howarth of Newport, L.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Chesterton, L.
Hylton, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Jones, L.
Jones of Whitchurch, B.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kingsland, L.
Laird, L.
Lipsey, L.
Low of Dalston, L.
Ludford, B.
Luke, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
Maclennan of Rogart, L.
Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Marsh, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Mawhinney, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Moynihan, L.
Neuberger, B.
Newby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Norton of Louth, L.
Parekh, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Pendry, L.
Peterborough, Bp.
Pitkeathley, B.
Plant of Highfield, L.

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Powell of Bayswater, L.
Quirk, L.
Ramsbotham, L.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Renton of Mount Harry, L.
Richard, L.
Richardson of Calow, B.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Rogan, L.
Roper, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Russell-Johnston, L.
St John of Fawsley, L.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Selsdon, L.
Sheldon, L.
Simon, V.
Skelmersdale, L.
Slim, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Finsbury, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Soley, L.
Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, L.
Stevens of Ludgate, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Swinfen, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Temple-Morris, L.
Teverson, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tope, L.
Trenchard, V.
Triesman, L.
Trimble, L.
Truscott, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Wakeham, L.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Warnock, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Whitaker, B.
Wilcox, B.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Young of Norwood Green, L.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough.

Judicial Business

1.McGrath and another (as joint liquidators of HIH Casualty and General Insurance Limited, FAI General Insurance Company Limited, World Marine and General Insurances Pty Limited and FAI Insurances Limited, appointed by the Supreme Court of New South Wales) (Appellants) and others v. Riddell and others (Respondents) (as joint provisional liquidators of HIH Casualty and General Insurance Limited, FAI General Insurance Company Limited, World Marine and General Insurances Pty Limited and FAI Insurances Limited, appointed by the High Court of Justice of England and Wales) (England)—The appeal of Anthony McGrath and Christopher Honey was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 8th December.


2.Command Papers—The following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty, were ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Exports—Government Response to the Reports from the House of Commons Defence, Foreign Affairs, International Development and Trade and Industry Committees on Strategic Export Controls;
2.Double Taxation—Convention on the Accession of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and the Slovak Republic to the Convention on the Elimination of Double Taxation in Connection with the Adjustment of Profits of Associated Enterprises.
3.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Appropriate Body) (England) Regulations 2006, laid under the Mental Capacity Act 2005;
2.Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2006, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;
3.Healthy Start Scheme and Welfare Food (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2006, laid under the Social Security Act 1988;
4.Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Shropshire) Order 2006, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991;
5.Bus Lane Contraventions (Approved Local Authorities) (England) (Amendment) (No. 5) Order 2006, laid under the Transport Act 2000;
6.Salmonella in Turkey Flocks and Slaughter Pigs (Survey Powers) (England) Regulations 2006, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;
7. (i)Closures Guidance (Railway Services in England and Wales) Order 2006—(2836)
(ii)Closures Guidance (Railway Services in Scotland and England) Order 2006— (2837)
 laid under the Railways Act 2005.

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Public Business

4.Emergency Workers (Obstruction) Bill—The order of commitment was discharged.
5.Public Awareness of House of Lords Scrutiny (EUC Report)—It was moved by the Lord Grenfell that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on EU Legislation—Public Awareness of the Scrutiny Role of the House of Lords (32nd Report, HL Paper 179); after debate, the motion was agreed to.
6.Young offenders: speech and language therapy—The Lord Ramsbotham asked Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce speech and language therapy into young offender institutions and secure training centres; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal.

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