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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Tuesday 20th December 2005

The House met at eleven o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Liverpool.

1.  Baroness Fisher of Rednal—The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House that Baroness Fisher of Rednal, a member of the House, had died on 18th December 2005.

Papers

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

    Departmental Performance—Cabinet Office Autumn Performance Report 2005.    (6725)

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

    1.    (i)  Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment No. 2) Order 2005—    (3443)

      (ii)  Magistrates’ Courts Fees Order 2005—  (3444)

      laid under the Courts Act 2003;

    2.  Civil Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2005, laid under the Insolvency Act 1986;    (3445)

    3.  Plant Health (Export Certification) (England) (Amendment) Order 2005, laid under the Plant Health Act 1967;    (3480)

    4.  Wireless Telegraphy (Inspection and Restrictions on Use of Exempt Stations and Apparatus) Regulations 2005, laid under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949.    (3481)

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

    1.  Review for 2004 of the Registrar General on Mortality Statistics: deaths by cause, sex and age in England and Wales, laid under the Registration Service Act 1953;

    2.  Accounts for 2004-05 of the National Army Museum, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Charities Act 1993.

Select Committee Report

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

    19th Report, on the following negative instruments:

      Schools Forums (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005;

      Education (School Organisation Proposals) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2005;

      Housing Renewal Grants (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005;

      Housing Renewal Grants (Prescribed Form and Particulars) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2005;

      Social Security (Hospital-In-Patients) Regulations 2005;

      National Health Service (General Dental Services Contracts) Regulations 2005;

      National Health Service (Personal Dental Services Agreements) Regulations 2005. (HL Paper 97)

Public Business

6.  Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill—It was moved by the Baroness Ashton of Upholland, on behalf of the Lord Falconer of Thoroton, that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to which the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 14
Schedule 1
Clauses 15 to 50
Schedule 2
Clauses 51 to 58
Schedule 3
Clauses 59 to 61;
the motion was agreed to.

7.  Terrorism Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the question that a clause stand part of the bill was negatived; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 56)

8.  Terrorism (Northern Ireland) Bill—It was moved by the Lord Rooker that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Grand Committee.

9.  European Union (Accessions) Bill—It was moved by the Lord Triesman that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

The House was adjourned at twenty-four minutes past five o’clock

to Monday 9th January, half-past two o’clock.

PAUL HAYTER

  Clerk of the Parliaments

APPENDIX

PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND COMMITTEE (IN THE MOSES ROOM)

The Committee met at two o’clock.

    Compensation Bill [HL]—The bill was further considered in the Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the Committee was adjourned after amendment 27.

The Committee was adjourned at twelve minutes before six o’clock.

 
 
 
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