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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Monday 12th June 2006

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Coventry.

1.  Lord Lee of Trafford—John Robert Louis Lee, Esquire, having been created Baron Lee of Trafford, of Bowdon in the County of Cheshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 26th May 2006, was introduced between the Lord Baker of Dorking and the Lord Dholakia, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

2.  Lord Marland—Jonathan Peter Marland, Esquire, having been created Baron Marland, of Odstock in the County of Wiltshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 8th June 2006, was introduced between the Lord Northbrook and the Lord Ashcroft, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

Judicial Business

3.  London Borough of Redbridge (Respondent) v. Low (Petitioner)—The petition of Jacqueline Valda Low 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.

4.  Akrill (as personal representative of the estate of George Gordon Akrill) (Petitioner) and others v. Derbyshire County Council and others (Respondents)—The petition of Stephen Akrill 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.

5.  Al-Skeini and others (Respondents) v. Secretary of State for Defence (Appellant)—

6.  Al-Skeini and others (Appellants) v. Secretary of State for Defence (Respondent)—

    (Consolidated Appeals)—

    The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

7.  Fleming (t/a Bodycraft) (Respondent) v. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Appellants)—The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 2nd October (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

Papers

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

    1.  Coroner Reform Bill, Draft—Draft Coroner Reform Bill: Improving death investigation in England and Wales; (12th June)    (6849)

    2.  Crime—United Nations Convention against Transitional Organized Crime; (9th June)    (6852)

    3.  Pollution—Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Zero; (9th June)    (6853)

    4.  Corruption—United Nations Convention against Corruption; (12th June)    (6854)

    5.  Environment—Annex V to the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty. (9th June)    (6855)

9.  Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)—The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 9th June, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Misuse of Drugs (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2006, laid under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971;  (1450)

    2.  Contaminants in Food (England) Regulations 2006, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990;    (1464)

    3.  Care Standards Act 2000 (Establishments and Agencies) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2006, laid under the Care Standards Act 2000;    (1493)

    4.  British Nationality (Proof of Paternity) Regulations 2006, laid under the British Nationality Act 1981;    (1496)

    5.  Common Agricultural Policy (Wine) (England and Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2006, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;    (1499)

    6.  Radioactive Substances (Testing Instruments) (England and Wales) Exemption Order 2006, laid under the Radioactive Substances Act 1993.    (1500)

10.  Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Draft Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;

    2.  Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2006, laid under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;

    3.  Draft General Lighthouse Authorities (Beacons: Automatic Identification System) Order 2006, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;

    4.  Draft Climate Change Agreements (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2006, laid under the Finance Act 2000, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;

    5.  Draft Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

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

    1.  Wormley Recreation Ground (Revocation of Parish Council Byelaws) Order 2006, laid under the Local Government Act 1972;  (1462)

    2.  Draft Charter and Statutes Proposing the Incorporation by Royal Charter of Elizabeth Phillips Hughes Hall, Cambridge, laid under the College Charter Act 1871.  (—)

Select Committee Report

12.  Human Rights—The 21st Report from the Joint Committee, Legislative Scrutiny: Eleventh Progress Report, on the following:

      Legislative and Regulation Reform Bill;

      Education and Inspections Bill;

      Compensation Bill;

      Commons Bill; and

      Civil Aviation Bill,

    was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 201)

Private Business

13.  Leicester City Council Bill—The Examiner’s certificate that no further standing order is applicable was ordered to lie on the Table.

14.  Liverpool City Council Bill—The Examiner’s certificate that no further standing order is applicable was ordered to lie on the Table.

15.  Maidstone Borough Council Bill—The Examiner’s certificate that no further standing order is applicable was ordered to lie on the Table.

Public Business

16.  Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Communications Data) (Additional Functions and Amendment) Order 2006—

17.  Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Directed Surveillance and Covert Human Intelligence Sources) (Amendment) Order 2006—

18.  Enterprise Act 2002 (Disqualification from Office: General) Order 2006—

19.  Collection of Fines (Final Scheme) Order 2006—

20.  Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment of Schedule 1) (England) Order 2006—

21.  Representation of the People (Form of Canvass) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006—

22.  Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) (No. 2) Order 2006—

23.  Recovery of Health Services Charges (Northern Ireland) Order 2006—

    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.

24.  Lord Chancellor (Transfer of Functions and Supplementary Provisions) (No. 3) Order 2006—It was moved by the Lord President (Baroness Amos) that the draft Order laid before the House on 17th May be approved; after debate, the motion was agreed to.

25.  Childcare Bill—The report was received; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was moved, objected to and on question, the numbers being equal (see division list 1), the amendment was disagreed to pursuant to Standing Order 57; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 2); it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 123)

26.  Mental health wards—The Baroness Neuberger asked Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to recent reports by the Royal College of Psychiatrists for the Healthcare Commission and the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health on in-patient care in acute mental health wards; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Warner.

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

PAUL HAYTER

  Clerk of the Parliaments

 
 
 
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