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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Thursday 8th June 2006

The House met at eleven o’clock.

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Norwich.

Judicial Business

1.  Edem (Petitioner) v. Egg PLC and another (Respondents) and one other action—The petition of Efifiom Asuquo Etim Edem praying for leave to appeal 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 (lodged 26th May).

2.  R (on the application of Godmanchester Town Council) (Appellants) v. Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Respondent) and one other action—

3.  R (on the application of Drain) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Respondent) and one other action—

    (Consolidated Appeals)—

    The petition of Yattendon Estates Limited praying for leave to intervene in the said appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

Papers

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

    1.  Sudan (United Nations Measures) Order 2006, laid under the United Nations Act 1946;    (1454)

    2.    (i)  European Communities (Designation) (No. 2) Order 2006—    (1461)

      (ii)  Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (England) Regulations 2006—  (1471)

      laid under the European Communities Act 1972;

    3.  Transport and Works (Applications and Objections Procedure) (England and Wales) Rules 2006, laid under the Transport and Works Act 1992;    (1466)

    4.  Police (Amendment) Regulations 2006, laid under the Police Act 1996;    (1467)

    5.  Draft Code of Practice - Rights of Access: services to the public, public authority functions, private clubs and premises, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.    (—)

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

    1.  Accounts for 2001-02 of the Advances to Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Homes, Water Authorities and Registers of Scotland Account, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Scotland Act 1998;

    2.  Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973.

Public Business

6.  Disabled Persons (Independent Living) Bill [HL]—A bill to impose duties upon certain persons and bodies in respect of disabled persons; to confer certain rights upon disabled persons for independent living; to amend the Mental Health Act 1983; to amend the Care Standards Act 2000; and for connected purposes was presented by the Lord Ashley of Stoke, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 122)

7.  Business of the House—It was moved by the Lord President (Baroness Amos) that Standing Order 41 (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Friday 16th June to allow the motion standing in the name of the Lord Davies of Oldham to be taken before the second reading of the Piped Music and Showing of Television Programmes Bill [HL]; the motion was agreed to.

8.  Business of the House—It was moved by the Lord President (Baroness Amos) that the debate on the motion in the name of the Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville set down for today shall be limited to 3 hours and that in the name of the Lord Fowler to 2 hours; the motion was agreed to.

9.  London: financial centre (3-hour debate)—It was moved by the Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville that there be laid before the House papers relating to the importance of London as a world financial centre; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

10.  Home Office (2-hour debate)—It was moved by the Lord Fowler that there be laid before the House papers relating to the role of the Home Office; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

11.  Fundamental Rights Agency (EUC Report)—It was moved by the Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Human Rights Protection in Europe: The Fundamental Rights Agency (29th Report, HL Paper 155); after debate, the motion was agreed to.

12.  Gender Equality (EUC Report)—It was moved by the Baroness Thomas of Walliswood that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on a Proposed European Institute for Gender Equality (24th Report, HL Paper 119); the motion was agreed to.

13.  Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure—It was moved by the Lord Bishop of Winchester that this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent; the motion was agreed to.

14.  Pastoral (Amendment) Measure—It was moved by the Lord Bishop of Winchester that this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Pastoral (Amendment) Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent; the motion was agreed to.

The House was adjourned at twenty-eight minutes before seven o’clock to Monday next, half-past two o’clock.

PAUL HAYTER

  Clerk of the Parliaments

CORRECTION

In Division No. 2 on Wednesday 7th June, L. Rodgers of Quarry Bank should have been recorded as voting Content instead of L. Rogers of Riverside.

 
 
 
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