House of Lords
Session 2005 - 06
Publications on the internet
Minutes and Order Papers

Minutes and Order Paper - Minutes of Proceedings

 Subscribe to Email Alerts for this pageSubscribe to Email Alerts for this page
Please note that a new window will open up when subscribing to this service. When you have completed the subscription sign-on, click on Close to shut the window down.


 

HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Tuesday 12th July 2005

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle.

1.  Oath—James Alexander Lord Selkirk of Douglas took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

Judicial Business

2.  Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) ex parte Adam (FC) (Respondent)—

3.  Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) ex parte Tesema (Respondent)—

4.  Regina v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) ex parte Limbuela (FC) (Respondent)—

(Conjoined Appeals)—

    The certificate of public funding of Wayoka Limbuela was lodged.

5.  Appeal Committee—The 19th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Maguire (personal representative of the estate of Teresa Maguire, deceased) (Petitioner) v. Harland & Wolff plc and others (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Kuwait Airways Corporation (Respondents) v. Iraqi Airways Company (Petitioners) (2005)—That the respondents be invited to lodge objections by 26th July.

    London Borough of Enfield (Respondents) v. Sivanandan (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

6.  Appeal Committee—The 20th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    Ahmad (Petitioner) v. Her Majesty’s Commissioners of Inland Revenue (Respondents)—That the petition be dismissed as inadmissible.

    Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Group plc (Respondents) v. Her Majesty’s Commissioners of Inland Revenue and another (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 26th July.

    Jafari-Fini (Petitioner) v. Skillglass Limited and others (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be refused.

    Dornoch Limited and others (Petitioners) v. Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance plc (Respondents)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

Papers

7.  Command Papers—The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Defence—

      (i)  Government response to the 2nd report of the House of Commons Defence Committee, Session 2004-05, on the Armed Forces Bill;  (6619)

      (ii)  Government response to the 3rd report of the House of Commons Defence Committee, Session 2004-05, on Duty of Care;  (6620)

    2.  Broadcasting—

      (i)  Report and Accounts for 2004-05 of the BBC;  (—)

      (ii)  Public service broadcasting: the BBC’s performance measurement framework—a review by the National Audit Office and response by the BBC;  (—)

      (iii)  Credit Management Operations of the BBC—a review by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and response by the BBC;  (—)

      (iv)  BBC Property: Land Securities Trillium partnership arrangements—a review by the Ernst & Young and response by the BBC;  (—)

      (v)  The BBC’s White City development: The second phase of the building project—a review by the National Audit Office and response by the BBC.  (—)

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

    Draft Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2005, laid under the Scotland Act 1998, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

9.  Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Transport for London (Waterloo Station) Order 2005, laid under the Greater London Authority Act 1999;    (1866)

    2.  Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, laid under the Immigration Act 1971.    (—)

10.  Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Accounts for 2004-05 of the Competition Commission, together with the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Competition Act 1998;

    2.  Accounts for 2004-05 of the Competition Appeal Tribunal and Competition Service, together with the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Enterprise Act 2002;

      3.  (i)  Report and Corporate responsibility report for 2005 of the Crown Estate, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

      (ii)  Accounts for 2004-05 of the Crown Estate, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

      laid under the Crown Estate Act 1961;

    4.  Report and Accounts for 2004-05 of the Information Commissioner’s Office, together with the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Data Protection Act 1998;

    5.  Fourth report of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman—A Debt of Honour, laid under the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967;

    6.  Report for 2004-05 of the Crown Prosecution Service, laid under the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985.

Select Committee Reports

11.  Merits of Statutory Instruments—The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

    6th Report, on the following negative instruments:

      M42 (Junctions 3A to 7) (Actively Managed Hard Shoulder and Variable Speed Limits) Regulations 2005;

      Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) (Amendment) Regulations 2005;

      Waste Management Licensing (England and Wales) (Amendment and Related Provisions) (No. 3) Regulations 2005;

      Education (London Residuary Body) (Property Transfer) (Amendment) Order 2005. (HL Paper 27)

12.  Statutory Instruments—The 2nd Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Draft Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 4) 2005;

      Draft Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Overseas Relationships and Consequential etc. Amendments) Order 2005;

      Draft Code of Practice: Industrial Action Ballots and Notice of Employers;

      Draft Code of Practice: Access and Unfair Practices during Recognition and Derecognition Ballots;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 28)

Public Business

13.  Racial and Religious Hatred Bill—A bill to make provision about offences involving stirring up hatred against persons on racial or religious grounds was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 15)

14.  Racial and Religious Hatred Bill—It was ordered that the Explanatory Notes relating to the bill be printed. (HL Bill 15-EN)

15.  Business of the House—It was moved by the Lord President (Baroness Amos) that leave be given for the seven motions set down for today referring instruments to a Grand Committee to be moved en bloc; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

16.  Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Board) Order 2005—

17.  Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations) (No. 2) Order 2005—

18.  Railways (Convention on International Carriage by Rail) Regulations 2005—

19.  Railways Act 1993 (Determination of Turnover) Order 2005—

20.  Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Overseas Relationships and Consequential, etc. Amendments) Order 2005—

21.  Code of Practice: Access and Unfair Practices during Recognition and Derecognition Ballots—

22.  Code of Practice: Industrial Action Ballots and Notice to Employers—

    It was moved by the Lord President (Baroness Amos) that the instruments be referred to a Grand Committee en bloc; the motion was agreed to.

23.  Fishery Limits (United Kingdom) Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time; a privilege amendment was agreed to; the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

24.  Speakership of the House—It was moved by the Lord President (Baroness Amos) to resolve that this House should elect its own presiding officer; that a Select Committee on the Speakership of the House be appointed to consider further how to implement this resolution with full regard to the House’s tradition of self-regulation; that the following Lords be named of the Committee:

L. Ampthill
L. Carter
Bp Chelmsford
L. Desai
L. Freeman
B. Gould of Potternewton
L. Higgins
L. Lloyd of Berwick (Chairman)
L. Marsh
B. Miller of Chilthorne Domer
L. Tordoff
L. Trefgarne;
and that the Select Committee shall make recommendations to the House by 20th December 2005;

    after debate, the motion was agreed to.

25.  Charities Bill [HL]—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 and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 16)

The House was adjourned at nine minutes before nine o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

PAUL HAYTER

  Clerk of the Parliaments

 
 
 
continue to Judicial Business
 
House of Lords home page Houses of Parliament home page House of Commons home page search page enquiries ordering index


© Parliamentary copyright 2005
Prepared: 13 july 2005