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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Wednesday 7th June 2006

The House met at three o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Norwich.

Judicial Business

1.  Rothwell (Appellant) v. Chemical and Insulating Company Limited and others (Respondents) (England)—The appeal of Alan Rothwell was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 19th July.

2.  Topping (Appellant) v. Benchtown Limited (formerly Jones Bros. Preston Limited) (Respondents) (England)—The appeal of Bernard John Topping was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 19th July.

3.  Johnston (Appellant) v. NEI International Combustion Limited (Respondents) (England)—The appeal of Kenneth Johnston was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 19th July.

4.  Downey (Appellant) v. Charles Evans Shopfitters Limited (Respondents) (England)—The appeal of Patrick Downey was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 19th July.

Papers

5.  Command Papers—The following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Finance—Treasury Minutes on the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts;    (6789)

    2.  Culture, Media and Sport—Government Response to the Report of the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee on Analogue Switch-Off.    (6850)

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

    Draft Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (Scotland) Regulations 2006, laid under the Representation of the People Act 1983, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

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

    3.  Strategic Health Authorities (Establishment and Abolition) (England) Amendment Order 2006, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;  (1448)

    4.  Packaging (Essential Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2006, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;  (1492)

    5.  Three Statutes made by the Governing Body of the University of Cambridge on 20th February 2006, laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923.  (—)

Select Committee Reports

8.  Statutory Instruments—The 28th Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

      Draft Contracting Out (Functions Relating to Child Support) Order 2006;

      Draft Courts-Martial (Prosecution Appeals) Order 2006;

      Draft Human Tissue Act 2004 (Persons who Lack Capacity to Consent and Transplants) Regulations 2006;

      Draft Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment of Schedule 1) (England) Order 2006;

      Draft Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) (No. 2) Order 2006;

    it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 199)

9.  Constitution Committee—The 13th Report from the Select Committee, on the Armed Forces Bill, was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 200)

Public Business

10.  Electoral Administration Bill—The bill was read a third time; amendments were disagreed to (see division lists 1 and 3); amendments were agreed to; an amendment was agreed to (see division list 2); an amendment was moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; then the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

11.  Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill [HL]—The bill was read a third time; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; a privilege amendment was agreed to; then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

12.  Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) 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.

The House was adjourned at twenty minutes past nine o’clock till tomorrow, eleven o’clock.

PAUL HAYTER

  Clerk of the Parliaments

 
 
 
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