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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Monday 23rd January 2006

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Norwich.

1.  Lord Chan—The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House that Lord Chan, a member of the House, had died on 21st January 2006.

Judicial Business

2.  Feetum and others (Respondents) and others v. Levy and others and others (Petitioners)—The petition of Cabvision Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 20th January).

3.  Armstrong and others (Petitioners) v. Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Hospitals Trust (Respondents)—The petition of Susan Armstrong and others praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

4.  Strbac (FC) (Petitioner) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)—The petition of Milos Strbac praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged.

5.  Goodfellow (Respondent) v. Markos (Petitioner)—The petition of Milica Markos praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented without payment of the fee, such fee having been waived by the Appeal Committee pursuant to Standing Order XIII; the said petition was referred to an Appeal Committee.

6.  Douglas and another and others (Original Petitioners and Cross-respondents) v. Hello! Limited and others (Original Respondents and Cross-petitioners)—The petition of Hello! Limited, Hola SA and Eduardo Sanchez Junco praying for leave to cross-appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order VII has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

7.  Kashmiri (FC) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)—

8.  Huang (FC) (Respondent) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant)—

    (Conjoined Appeals)—

    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 6th March (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

9.  Civil practice directions—The 74th Report from the Appeal Committee was made and it was ordered that the practice directions applicable to civil appeals be revoked and that the new edition agreed by the Committee be promulgated by the Clerk of the Parliaments.

10.  Criminal practice directions—The 75th Report from the Appeal Committee was made and it was ordered that the practice directions applicable to criminal appeals be revoked and that the new edition agreed by the Committee be promulgated by the Clerk of the Parliaments.

Papers

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

    Draft Stormont Estate (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

12.  Regulatory Reform—The following order was laid before the House under section 6(1) of the Regulatory Reform Act 2001 and referred to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee:

    Draft Regulatory Reform (Forestry) Order 2006, together with a statement by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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

    1.  Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (References to Financial Investigators) (Amendment) Order 2006, laid under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002;  (57)

    2.  Cremation (Amendment) Regulations 2006, laid under the Cremation Act 1902;  (92)

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

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

      (i)  Accounts for 1st April 2004 to 9th January 2005 of the South Bradford Education Action Zone, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

      (ii)  Accounts for 1st April 2004 to 16th April 2005 of the North Stockton Education Action Zone, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General—

      laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.

Select Committee Report

15.  Human Rights—The 8th Report of the Joint Committee, Government Responses to Reports from the Committee in the last Parliament, was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 104)

Private Business

16.  Merseyside Local Authorities (Prohibition of Smoking in Places of Work) Bill [HL]—

17.  Transport for London Bill [HL]—

18.  Whitehaven Harbour Bill [HL]—

    The bills were presented and read a first time.

Public Business

19.  Procedure of the House—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the 2nd Report from the Select Committee be agreed to; after debate, the motion was agreed to. (HL Paper 93)

20.  Identity Cards Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were agreed to; further amendments were agreed to (see division lists 1 and 2); amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; further consideration on report was adjourned.

21.  Palestine—The Lord Dykes asked Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they will put forward for the creation of a viable Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Royall of Blaisdon.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.The House was resumed.

22.  Identity Cards Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; further consideration on report was adjourned after amendment 64E.

The House was adjourned at half-past nine o’clock till tomorrow, 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 half-past three o’clock.

    Compensation Bill [HL]—The bill was further considered in the Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the Committee was adjourned after Clause 14 stood part.

The Committee was adjourned at twenty-five minutes past seven o’clock.

 
 
 
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