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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Monday 26th June 2006

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.

1.  Lord Crisp—Sir Edmund Nigel Ramsay Crisp, KCB, having been created Baron Crisp, of Eaglescliffe in the County of Durham, for life by Letters Patent dated 28th April 2006, was introduced between the Baroness Prashar and the Lord Adebowale, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

2.  Lord Teverson—Robin Teverson, Esquire, having been created Baron Teverson, of Tregony in the County of Cornwall, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 1st June 2006, was introduced between the Lord Wallace of Saltaire 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.

Judicial Business

3.  Saber (AP) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) (Scotland)—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 8th August or to the third sitting day after the next ensuing meeting of the House (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

Papers

4.  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.  Films—Film Co-Production Agreement between the United Kingdom and South Africa; (23rd June)    (6866)

    2.  Law—

      (i)     Agreement between the United Kingdom and Dominica on the Transfer on Prisoners; (26th June)  (6869)

      (ii)     Agreement between the United Kingdom and St Lucia on the Transfer on Prisoners; (26th June)  (6870)

    3.  Environment—Amending Protocol—Amendments to the Convention establishing the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts and the Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the Centre; (26th June)    (6871)

    4.  Police—Report for 2005-06 of the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. (26th June)    (—)

5.  Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)—The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 23rd June, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Education (Change of Category of Maintained Schools) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2006, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;  (1507)

    2.  Motor Vehicles (Type Approval and Approval Marks) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2006, laid under the Finance Act 1973;    (1638)

    3.  Companies (Disclosure of Information) (Designated Authorities) Order 2006, laid under the Companies Act 1985;    (1644)

    4.  Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2006, laid under the Football Spectators Act 1989;     (1661)

    5.  Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) (No. 2) Order 2006, laid under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975;    (1662)

    6.  Lands Tribunal (Superannuation) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2006, laid under the Lands Tribunal and Compensation Act (Northern Ireland) 1964.    (—)

6.  Negative Instrument—The following instrument was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

    Proposed Scheme made by Magdalene College, Cambridge, laid under the Universities and Colleges (Trusts) Act 1943.

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

    1.  Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, laid under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003;

    2.  Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Duchy of Cornwall, laid under the Duchy of Lancaster and Cornwall (Accounts) Act 1838;

    3.  Report for 2005-06 of the Sentencing Guidelines Council and Sentencing Advisory Panel, laid under the Criminal Justice Act 2003;

    4.  Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA), together with the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Government Trading Act 1973;

    5.  Accounts for 2005-06 of the Crown Estates, together with the report of the Comptroller and the Auditor General, laid under the Crown Estate Act 1961.

Private Business

8.  London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill—The petitions against the bill from The Society of London Theatre and The Theatrical Management Association (No. 2), The Sir John Soane’s Museum (No. 3), The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (No. 4) and The Royal College of Surgeons of England (No. 5) were withdrawn. It was reported from the Select Committee that the locus standi of the petitioners Clive and Anna Wolman (No. 1) was disallowed and the bill was committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee.

9.  Leicester City Council Bill—

10.  Liverpool City Council Bill—

11.  Maidstone Borough Council Bill—

    It was reported by the Chairman of Committees that, in accordance with Private Business Standing Order 92 (Unopposed bill to be treated as opposed), any unopposed clauses of the bills should be considered by the Select Committee appointed on 22nd June 2006 to consider the bills.

Public Business

12.  Administration and Works Committee—It was moved by the Chairman of Committees that the Baroness Hollis of Heigham be appointed a member of the Select Committee in the place of the Lord Dixon; the motion was agreed to.

13.  National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2006—It was moved by the Lord Rooker, on behalf of the Lord President (Baroness Amos), that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee; the motion was agreed to.

14.  Education and Inspections Bill—It was moved by the Lord Adonis that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Education and Inspections Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 6
Schedule 1
Clauses 7 to 17
Schedule 2
Clauses 18 to 29
Schedule 3
Clauses 30 to 35
Schedule 4
Clauses 36 to 50
Schedule 5
Clauses 51 to 63
Schedule 6
Clause 64
Schedule 7
Clauses 65 to 70
Schedule 8
Clause 71
Schedule 9
Clauses 72 to 78
Schedule 10
Clauses 79 to 104
Schedule 11
Clauses 105 to 107
Schedule 12
Clauses 108 to 141
Schedule 13
Clauses 142 to 148
Schedule 14
Clause 149
Schedule 15
Clauses 150 to 152
Schedule 16
Clauses 153 to 160
Schedule 17
Clauses 161 to 169
Schedule 18
Clauses 170 to 176;
the motion was agreed to.

15.  Housing Corporation (Delegation) etc. Bill—It was moved by the Lord Davies of Oldham, on behalf of the Baroness Andrews, that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House; the motion was agreed to.

16.  Enterprise Act 2002 (Disqualification from Office: General) Order 2006—It was moved by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville that the draft Order laid before the House on 18th April be approved; the motion was agreed to.

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

18.  Health Bill—The bill was further considered on report; amendments were agreed to; amendments were moved and (by leave of the House) withdrawn; an amendment was disagreed to (see division list 3); it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 130)

19.  Children’s homes—The Earl of Listowel asked Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for children’s homes; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Adonis.

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

PAUL HAYTER

  Clerk of the Parliaments

 
 
 
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