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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Tuesday 11th July 2006

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle.

1.  Lord Bruce-Lockhart—Sir Alexander John Bruce-Lockhart, Knight, OBE, having been created Baron Bruce-Lockhart, of The Weald in the County of Kent, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 9th June 2006, was introduced between the Lord Astor of Hever and the Lord Hanningfield, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute.

2.  Lord Low of Dalston—Colin MacKenzie Low, Esquire, CBE, having been created Baron Low of Dalston, of Dalston in the London Borough of Hackney, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 13th June 2006, was introduced between the Baroness Warnock and the Lord Morris of Manchester, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and made and subscribed the solemn affirmation pursuant to statute.

Judicial Business

3.  Lonsdale (t/a Lonsdale Agencies) (Petitioner) v. Howard & Hallam Limited (Respondents) (England)—The appeal of Graham Robert Allan Lonsdale was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 22nd August.

4.  Chen (Petitioner) v. Government of Romania (Respondents)—The petition of Da An Chen praying for leave to appeal in accordance with the Extradition Act 2003 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 6th July).

5.  Appeal Committee—The following Order was made pursuant to the 107th Report—

    R v. Singh (Petitioner)—That leave to appeal be refused.

6.  Appeal Committee—The 116th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made—

    R (on the application of Abdi (FC)) (Petitioner) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999; and that the respondent be at liberty to apply for his costs in accordance with direction 5.1(c); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

    Corr (administratrix of the estate of Thomas Corr (deceased)) (Respondent) v. IBC Vehicles Limited (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 25th July next.

    Attorney General of Zambia (Respondent) v. Meer Care and Desai (a firm) and others and others (Petitioners)—That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for his costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

Papers

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

    1.  Intelligence Services—Government Response to the Report for 2005-06 of the Intelligence and Security Committee;    (6865)

    2.  Courts—Confidence and Confidentiality: Improving Transparency and Privacy in Family Courts: Government consultation document;    (6886)

    3.  Energy—The Energy Challenge: Report of the Energy Review 2006.    (6887)

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

    Draft Social Security (Graduated Retirement Benefit) (Consequential Provisions) Order 2006, laid under the Pensions Act 2004, together with an Explanatory Memorandum.

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

    1.  Education (Designated Institutions) (No. 2) Order 2006, laid under the Education Reform Act 1988;  (1744)

    2.  Education (Student Support) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2006, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;  (1745)

    3.  Inquiry Rules 2006, laid under the Inquiries Act 2005.  (1838)

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

    1.  Accounts for 2005-06 of the Coal Authority, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Coal Industry Act 1994;

    2.  Accounts for 2005-06 of the Oil & Pipelines Agency, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Oil and Pipelines Act 1985;

    3.  Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Information Commissioner’s Office, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Data Protection Act 1998;

    4.  Report for 2005-06 of the Certification Officer, laid under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992;

    5.  Report for 2005-06 of the Office of Fair Trading, laid under the Fair Trading Act 1973;

    6.  Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Competition Commission, laid under the Enterprise Act 2002;

    7.  Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Legal Services Ombudsman for England and Wales, laid under the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990;

    8.  Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Legal Services Complaints Commissioner, laid under the Access to Justice Act 1999;

    9.  Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the National Health Service Litigation Authority, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977;

    10.  Report and Accounts for 2005 of S4C, laid under the Broadcasting Act 1990;

    11.  Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Horserace Betting Levy Board and the Horserace Totalisator Board, laid under the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963;

    12.  Report and Accounts for 2004-05 of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000;

    13.  Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the Northern Ireland Prison Service, laid under the Northern Ireland (Modification of Enactments No.1) Order 1973;

    14.  Accounts for the period 1st August 2004 to 31st December 2005 of the General Chiropractic Council, laid under the Chiropractors Act 1994;

    15.  Report for 2006 on the Security of Gas and Electricity Supply in Great Britain, laid under the Energy Act 2004.

Select Committee Reports

11.  European Union—The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:

    The Services Directive Revisited; (38th Report-HL Paper 215)

    Behind Closed Doors: the Meeting of the G6 Interior Ministers at Heiligenadamm. (40th Report-HL Paper 221)

12.  Merits of Statutory Instruments—The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

    41st Report, on the following negative instruments:

      Export Control (Security and Para-military Goods) Order 2006;

      Technical Assistance Control Regulations 2006. (HL Paper 222)

13.  Consolidation Bills--The Second Report from the Joint Committee, on the Parliamentary Costs Bill [HL], the National Health Service Bill [HL], the National Health Service (Wales) Bill [HL], and the National Health Service (Consequential Provisions) Bill [HL], was made and ordered to be printed, together with the minutes of proceedings and the minutes of evidence. (HL Paper 223-I and II)

Private Business

14.  Leicester City Council Bill—The bill was read a third time and passed.

15.  Liverpool City Council Bill—The bill was read a third time and passed.

16.  Maidstone Borough Council Bill—The bill was read a third time and passed.

Public Business

17.  Business of the House—It was moved by the Lord President (Baroness Amos) that Standing Order 47 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Monday 17th July to allow the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 3) Bill and the Finance (No. 2) Bill to be taken through their remaining stages that day; the motion was agreed to.

18.  National Lottery Bill—The Commons amendment and reasons were considered; the Lords amendments were not insisted on and a Commons amendment in lieu was agreed to.

19.  Police and Justice Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to (see division lists 1 and 2); the House was resumed.

20.  Parliamentary Costs Bill [HL]--The bill was reported from the Joint Committee without amendment and re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

21.  National Health Service Bill [HL]--The bill was reported from the Joint Committee with amendments and re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 136)

22.  National Health Service (Wales) Bill [HL]--The bill was reported from the Joint Committee with amendments and re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 137)

23.  National Health Service (Consequential Provisions) Bill [HL]--The bill was reported from the Joint Committee with amendments and re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 138)

24.  Royal Assent—The Lord Speaker (Baroness Hayman) notified the Queen’s Assent to the following Acts and Measures:

Childcare Actc.21
Electoral Administration Actc. 22
National Lottery Actc. 23
Leicester City Council Actc. ii
Liverpool City Council Actc. iii
Maidstone Borough Council Actc. iv
Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) MeasureNo.1
Pastoral (Amendment) MeasureNo.2

25.  British Coal compensation—The Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract asked Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role of solicitors and the Law Society in the British Coal Miners’ compensation litigation; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord McKenzie of Luton.

26.  Police and Justice Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; an amendment was moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed and the bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 139)

The House was adjourned at thirteen minutes before ten o’clock till tomorrow, a quarter before ten o’clock for judicial business,three o’clock for public business

PAUL HAYTER

  Clerk of the Parliaments

1.  

JUDICIAL BUSINESS

WEDNESDAY 12TH JULY

At a quarter before ten o’clock

Judgment in the causes:

Majrowski (Respondent) v. Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Trust (Appellants)

Smith (FC) (Appellant) v. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and another (Respondents)

Down and Lisburn Health and Social Services Trust and another (AP) (Respondents) v. H (AP) and another (AP) (Appellants) (Northern Ireland)

Bradford & Bingley plc (Appellants) v. Rashid (FC) (Respondent)

At half-past ten o’clock

In Committee Room No. 1

APPELLATE COMMITTEE

Further hearing in the cause:

Land Securities Group plc (Appellants) v. Scottish Ministers and others (Respondents) (Scotland)

 
 
 
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