HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Friday 16th June 2006
The House met at eleven oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Coventry.
1. Noble and another (Petitioners) v. British Airways plc (Respondents)The petition of Andrew Noble and Margaret Forde praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 2nd June).
2. Her Majestys Revenue and Customs (Petitioners) v. Bookit Limited (Respondents)The petition of Her Majestys Commissioners for Revenue and Customs praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 12th June).
3. United Utilities Water plc (Petitioners) v. Environment Agency for England and Wales (Respondents)The petition of United Utilities Water plc praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
4. Command PaperThe following paper, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty, was ordered to lie on the Table:
Investment ProtectionAgreement between the United Kingdom and Mexico for the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments. (6860)
5. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. National Health Service (Primary Medical Services and Pharmaceutical Services) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2006, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977; (1501)
2. Local Government (Assistants for Political Groups) (Remuneration) (England) Order 2006, laid under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989; (1509)
3. Ozone Depleting Substances (Qualifications) Regulations 2006, laid under the European Communities Act 1972; (1510)
4. Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (City of Kingston upon Hull) Order 2006, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1991; (1515)
5. Bus Lane Contraventions (Approved Local Authorities) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2006, laid under the Transport Act 2000; (1516)
6. Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2006, laid under the Child Support Act 1991; (1520)
7. Natural History Museum (Authorised Repositories) Order 2006, laid under the British Museum Act 1963; (1547)
8. Sea Fishing (Marking and Identification of Passive Fishing Gear and Beam Trawls) (England) Order 2006, laid under the Fisheries Act 1981; (1549)
9. Judicial Appointments and Discipline (Modification of Offices) (No. 2) Order 2006, laid under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005; (1551)
10. (i) Draft Code of Practice on Racial Equality in Housing Scotland ()
(ii) Draft Code of Practice on Racial Equality in Housing Wales ()
(iii) Draft Code of Practice on Racial Equality in Housing England ()
laid under the Race Relations Act 1976.
6. BBC CharterIt was moved by the Lord Davies of Oldham, that this House takes note of the drafts of the BBCs new Charter and the Agreement between the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the Corporation; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
7. BBC Charter: 3rd Report of the Select CommitteeIt was moved by the Lord Fowler that this House takes note of the 3rd Report of the Select Committee on the Review of the BBCs Royal Charter (3rd Report, HL Paper 196); the motion was agreed to.
8. International Development (Reporting and Transparency) BillA bill to require the Secretary of State to report annually on total expenditure on international aid and on the breakdown of such aid, and in particular on progress towards the target for expenditure on official development assistance to constitute 0.7 per cent of gross national income; to require such reports to contain information about expenditure by country, about the proportion of expenditure in low income countries and about the effectiveness of aid expenditure and the transparency of international aid; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 127)
9. Piped Music and Showing of Television Programmes Bill [HL]It was moved by the Lord Beaumont of Whitley that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to.
The House was adjourned at six minutes before four oclockto Monday next, half-past two oclock.
Clerk of the Parliaments
In yesterdays Minute of Proceedings, the following instrument should have appeared as a negative instrument (in item 5.):
The Children (Allocation of Proceedings) (Amendment) Order 2006, laid under the Children Act 1989. (1541)