House of Lords Journal 241 (Session 2007-08)
Membership of the House
Minutes and Order Papers
Thursday 19 June 2008
The House met at 11.00am.
The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:
Hayman, B. (Lord Speaker)
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Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Norwich.
1 Royal Assent The Lord Speaker (Baroness Hayman) notified the Queens Assent to the following Acts:
European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 c. 7
St. Austell Market Act 2008 c. ii
2 London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill The bill was read a third time and, after debate, passed. The bill was returned to the Commons with amendments.
3 Climate change A question was asked by Lord Sheldon and answered by Lord Rooker.
4 Aviation: Sustainable Development Commission report A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall and answered by Lord Bassam of Brighton.
5 Railways: Network Rail A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Lord Bassam of Brighton.
6 Special educational needs A question was asked by Lord Addington and answered by Lord Adonis.
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7 Business of the House The Lord President (Baroness Ashton of Upholland) moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Taylor of Warwick set down for today shall be limited to 3 hours and that in the name of Baroness Park of Monmouth to 2 hours. The motion was agreed to.
8 Probate Services (Approved Bodies) Order 2008
Representation of the People (Amendment) Regulations 2008
Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Electoral Regions (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2008
European Parliament (Number of MEPs and Distribution between Electoral Regions) (United Kingdom and Gibraltar) Order 2008
The Lord President (Baroness Ashton of Upholland) moved that the draft statutory instruments be referred to a Grand Committee en bloc. The motion was agreed to.
9 Britishness (3-hour debate) Lord Taylor of Warwick moved for papers relating to the concept of Britishness in the context of the cultural, historical, constitutional and ethical tradition of the peoples of these islands. After debate, the motion was withdrawn.
10 Rule of law (2-hour debate) Baroness Park of Monmouth moved for papers relating to the case for maintaining the rule of law and ensuring that respect for other cultures does not infringe upon the right of United Kingdom citizens to protection under the law, particularly in the field of education and marriage. After debate, the motion was withdrawn.
11 Freedom of Information (Additional Public Authorities) Order 2008 Lord Tyler moved that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Order, laid before the House on 8 May, be annulled (SI 2008/1271). After debate, the motion was withdrawn.
The House adjourned at 5.01pm until 2.30pm on Monday 23 June.
Grand Committee Business
The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 2.00pm.
Energy Bill The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 16. Amendments were agreed to. The Committee adjourned after Schedule 2 was agreed to.
The Committee adjourned at 5.41pm.
All statutory instruments laid before the House are accompanied by an Explanatory Memorandum presented by command of Her Majesty, unless otherwise indicated.
The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty:
ForestryInternational Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006, together with an Explanatory Memorandum. (7426)
The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution:
Draft Immigration (Supply of Information to the Secretary of State for Immigration Purposes) Order 2008, laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
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The following instruments were laid before the House:
1 Employment and Support Allowance (Consequential Provisions) (No. 2) Regulations 2008, laid under the Welfare Reform Act 2007. (1554)
2 Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Mineral Permissions and Amendment) (England) Regulations 2008, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. (1556)
3 West Northamptonshire Joint Committee Order 2008, laid under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. (1572)
4 Lyme Bay Designated Area (Fishing Restrictions) Order 2008, laid under the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967. (1584)
5 Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (Transitory Provisions) Order 2008, laid under the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008. (1587)
Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings
The following papers were laid before the House:
(1) Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Royal Mint, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General
(2) Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General
laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973.
1 Van der Merwe and another (Petitioners) v IIG Capital LLC (Respondents) The petition of Fransina Johanna van der Merwe and Gerrit Le Roux van der Merwe praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
2 Lexington Insurance Company (Respondents) v AGF Insurance Limited (Appellants) and one other action The petition of the appellants praying that the appeal be restored and for leave to give security for costs notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order V has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.
3 Appeal Committee The 85th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made:
Earl Cadogan (Appellant) v Pitts and another (Respondents) and one other action That the petition of the appellant praying that the appeal be restored and for leave to give security for costs notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order VI has expired be allowed.
4 Appeal Committee The 86th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made:
OO (Jordan) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Petitioner) That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 3 July.