House of Lords Journal 241 (Session 2007-08)


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Thursday 10 July 2008

The House met at 11.00am.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Hayman, B. (Lord Speaker)

Acton, L.
Adams of Craigielea, B.
Addington, L.
Afshar, B.
Ahmed, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Anderson of Swansea, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Ashdown of Norton-sub-
Hamdon, L.
Ashley of Stoke, L.
Ashton of Upholland, B.
Astor, V.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Bach, L.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Barker, B.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Berkeley, L.
Best, L.
Bew, L.
Bhattacharyya, L.
Bilimoria, L.
Billingham, B.
Bilston, L.
Blackstone, B.
Blaker, L.
Bledisloe, V.
Blood, B.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Boothroyd, B.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.
Bowness, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bradshaw, L.
Bramall, L.
Brennan, L.
Brett, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Broers, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L.
Burnett, L.
Buscombe, B.
Butler of Brockwell, L.
Butler-Sloss, B.
Caithness, E.
Cameron of Dillington, L.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Cathcart, E.
Chorley, L.
Christopher, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Colville of Culross, V.
Colwyn, L.
Condon, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Cotter, L.
Coussins, B.
Cox, B.
Craig of Radley, L.
Crickhowell, L.
Crisp, L.
Cumberlege, B.
Cunningham of Felling, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
De Mauley, L.
Dean of Harptree, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Dear, L.
Denham, L.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Dixon, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Donoughue, L.
D’Souza, B.
Dubs, L.
Dundee, E.
Dykes, L.
Eames, L.
Eccles, V.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Elder, L.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Elystan-Morgan, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Falkland, V.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Feldman, L.
Ferrers, E.
Filkin, L.
Finlay of Llandaff, B.
Flowers, L.
Fookes, B.
Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.
Foulkes of Cumnock, L.
Fowler, L.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Gale, B.
Garden of Frognal, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Gavron, L.
Geddes, L.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Gilbert, L.
Glenarthur, L.
Golding, B.

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Goodhart, L.
Goodlad, L.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Grabiner, L.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Greengross, B.
Greenway, L.
Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.
Grocott, L.
Hameed, L.
Hamilton of Epsom, L.
Hamwee, B.
Hanham, B.
Hannay of Chiswick, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Hart of Chilton, L.
Haskel, L.
Haworth, L.
Hayhoe, L.
Henig, B.
Henley, L.
Higgins, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Hooper, B.
Hope of Craighead, L.
Howard of Rising, L.
Howarth of Newport, L.
Howe, E.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Chesterton, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Hutton, L.
Hylton, L.
Inglewood, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
James of Blackheath, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jay of Paddington, B.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Joffe, L.
Jones, L.
Jones of Cheltenham, L.
Jones of Whitchurch, B.
Jordan, L.
Judd, L.
Kennedy of The Shaws, B.
Kilclooney, L.
Kimball, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kinnock, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Laing of Dunphail, L.
Laird, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lang of Monkton, L.
Lawson of Blaby, L.
Lee of Trafford, L.
Leicester, Bp.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Linklater of Butterstone, B.
Lipsey, L.
Livsey of Talgarth, L.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
Lucas, L.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McAlpine of West Green, L.
Macaulay of Bragar, L.
McCluskey, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
MacLaurin of Knebworth, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Mallalieu, B.
Malloch-Brown, L.
Mar, C.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Mawson, L.
Maxton, L.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Mitchell, L.
Mogg, L.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Montagu of Beaulieu, L.
Montgomery of Alamein, V.
Montrose, D.
Moonie, L.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Murphy, B.
Naseby, L.
Neville-Jones, B.
Newby, L.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.
Noakes, B.
Northbrook, L.
Northesk, E.
Northover, B.
Norton of Louth, L.
Norwich, Bp.
O’Cathain, B.
O’Neill of Bengarve, B.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Ouseley, L.
Oxburgh, L.
Palmer, L.
Parekh, L.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Patel, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Patel of Bradford, L.
Paul, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Pendry, L.
Peston, L.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Plumb, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Powell of Bayswater, L.
Prosser, B.
Prys-Davies, L.
Quin, B.
Quinton, L.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Rana, L.
Rawlings, B.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.
Rennard, L.
Renton of Mount Harry, L.
Richard, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Rogan, L.
Rooker, L.
Roper, L.
Rosser, L.
Rosslyn, E.
Rowlands, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Russell-Johnston, L.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St John of Fawsley, L.
Sandberg, L.
Sandwich, E.
Sawyer, L.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Selkirk of Douglas, L.
Selsdon, L.
Sewel, L.
Sharples, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Sheikh, L.
Sheldon, L.
Shephard of Northwold, B.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Skelmersdale, L.
Skidelsky, L.
Slim, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Snape, L.
Soley, L.
Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Stern, B.
Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, L.
Stewartby, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Sutherland of Houndwood, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Taylor of Holbeach, L.
Taylor of Warwick, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Tenby, V.
Teverson, L.

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Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tonge, B.
Tope, L.
Tordoff, L.
Trumpington, B.
Truscott, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turnberg, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Tyler, L.
Uddin, B.
Ullswater, V.
Verma, B.
Waddington, L.
Wakeham, L.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Walmsley, B.
Walpole, L.
Walton of Detchant, L.
Warner, L.
Warnock, B.
Warsi, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Invergowrie, L.
Weidenfeld, L.
Whitaker, B.
Wilcox, B.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Wilson of Tillyorn, L.
Windlesham, L.
Winston, L.
Woolf, L.
Wright of Richmond, L.
Young of Norwood Green, L.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Leicester.

Public Business

1    Parking A question was asked by Lord Teverson and answered by Lord Bach.

2    Human Rights: same-sex relationships A question was asked by Lord Lester of Herne Hill and answered by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.

3    European Union: French presidency A question was asked by Lord Dykes and answered by Lord Malloch-Brown.

4    Local government: roads A question was asked by Lord Berkeley and answered by Lord Bassam of Brighton.

5    Business of the House Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, on behalf of the Lord President (Baroness Ashton of Upholland), moved that Standing Order 47 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Friday 18 July to allow the Finance Bill and the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 2) Bill to be taken through their remaining stages that day. The motion was agreed to.

6    Business of the House Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, on behalf of the Lord President (Baroness Ashton of Upholland), moved that, in the event of the Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Bill being read a second time, Standing Order 47 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Tuesday 15 July to allow it to be taken through its remaining stages that day. The motion was agreed to.

7    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: Code of Practice) Order 2008

Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Specified Organisations) Order 2008

Maternity and Parental Leave etc. and the Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2008

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, on behalf of 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.

8    Powers of Entry etc. Bill [HL] The report was received.

9    G8: 2008 summit The Lord President (Baroness Ashton of Upholland) repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

10    Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Bill Lord Hunt of Kings Heath moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

11    Statute Law (Repeals) Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to.

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12    Pensions Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 112ZD. Amendments were agreed to. The House resumed after amendment 125.

The House adjourned at 7.07pm until 2.30pm on Monday 14 July.

Papers

All statutory instruments laid before the House are accompanied by an Explanatory Memorandum presented by command of Her Majesty, unless otherwise indicated.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1    (1)    South Staffordshire College (Incorporation) Order 2008     (1733)

      (2)    South Staffordshire College (Government) Regulations 2008     (1734)

      (3)    East Devon College, Tiverton (Dissolution) Order 2008     (1771)

      (4)    Dewsbury College (Dissolution) Order 2008     (1772)

      (5)    Rochdale Sixth Form College (Incorporation) Order 2008     (1773)

      (6)    Rochdale Sixth Form College (Government) Regulations 2008     (1790)

laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.

2    (1)    Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programme of Study in Art and Design in respect of the Third Key Stage) (England) Order 2008     (1752)

      (2)    Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Citizenship in respect of the Third and Fourth Key Stages) (England) Order 2008     (1753)

      (3)    Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programme of Study in Design and Technology in respect of the Third Key Stage) (England) Order 2008     (1754)

      (4)    Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in English in respect of the Third and Fourth Key Stages) (England) Order 2008     (1755)

      (5)    Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programme of Study in Geography in respect of the Third Key Stage) (England) Order 2008     (1756)

      (6)    Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programme of Study in History in respect of the Third Key Stage) (England) Order 2008     (1757)

      (7)    Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Information and Communication Technology in respect of the Third and Fourth Key Stages) (England) Order 2008     (1758)

      (8)    Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Mathematics in respect of the Third and Fourth Key Stages) (England) Order 2008     (1759)

      (9)    Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programme of Study in Modern Foreign Languages in respect of the Third Key Stage) (England) Order 2008     (1760)

      (10)    Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programme of Study in Music in respect of the Third Key Stage) (England) Order 2008     (1761)

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      (11)    Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Physical Education in respect of the Third and Fourth Key Stages) (England) Order 2008     (1762)

      (12)    Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programme of Study in Science in respect of the Third Key Stage) (England) Order 2008     (1763)

      (13)    Education (National Curriculum) (Modern Foreign Languages) (England) Order 2008     (1766)

laid under the Education Act 2002.

3    Social Fund Winter Fuel Payment (Temporary Increase) Regulations 2008, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.     (1778)

4    Immigration (Notices) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2008, laid under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.     (1819)

5    Competition Act 1998 (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 2008, laid under the Competition Act 1998.     (1820)

6    Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, laid under the Immigration Act 1971.     (—)

Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1    (1)    Report for 2007-08 of the Sentence Review Commissioners

      (2)    Report for 2007-08 of the Life Sentence Review Commissioners

laid under the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998.

2    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Sea Fish Industry Authority, laid under the Fisheries Act 1981.

3    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, laid under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1995.

4    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Competition Commission, laid under the Enterprise Act 2002.

5    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Public Lending Right Scheme, laid under the Public Lending Right Act 1979.

6    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the UK Sports Council Grant-in-Aid and Lottery Distribution Fund, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

7    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Judicial Appointments Commission, laid under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005.

8    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Northern Ireland Policing Board, laid under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000.

9    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, laid under the Education Act 1997.

10    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Training and Development Agency for Schools, laid under the Education Act 2005.

11    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Heritage Act 1983.

12    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Consumer Council for Water, laid under the Water Industry Act 1991.

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13    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Appointments Commission, laid under the Health Act 2006.

14  (1)    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

      (2)    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Mental Health Act Commission

      (3)    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      (4)    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

      (5)    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

      (6)    Report and Accounts for the period 1 August 2007 to 31 March 2008 of the Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

      (7)    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

      (8)    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      (9)    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      (10)    Report and Accounts for the period 1 February to 31 March 2008 of the Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust

      (11)    Report and Accounts for the period 1 February to 31 March 2008 of the Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

      (12)    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

      (13)    Report and Accounts for the period 1 June 2007 to 31 March 2008 of the Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

      (14)    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology NHS Foundation Trust

      (15)    Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

      (16)    Report and Accounts for the period 1 October 2007 to 31 March 2008 of the North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

      (17)    Report and Accounts for the period 1 May 2007 to 31 March 2008 of the Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

Judicial Business

1    Hanoman (Respondent) v London Borough of Southwark (Petitioners) The petition of the Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Southwark praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

2    Financial Ombudsman Service Limited (Respondents) v Heather, Moor & Edgecomb Limited (Petitioners) The petition of Heather, Moor & Edgecomb Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

3    C plc v P (Appellant) and another (Respondent) Upon application by the appellant (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) it was ordered that the petition be withdrawn and that there be no order as to costs.