HOUSE OF LORDS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Wednesday 11th February 2004
The House met at half-past two oclock.
PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Worcester.
1. Hilton (Appellant) v. Barker Booth and Eastwood (a firm) (Respondents)The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 19th January).
2. Synthon BV (Appellants) v. Smithkline Beecham plc (Respondents)It was ordered that the appellants be allowed to prosecute the appeal without giving the usual security for costs as required by Standing Order.
3. Command PaperThe following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:
NATOAgreement on the Status of Missions and Representatives of Third States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. (6124)
4. Affirmative InstrumentThe following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
Draft Royal Parks and Other Open Spaces (Amendment) Regulations 2004, laid under the Royal Parks Regulation (Amendment) Act 1926.
5. Negative InstrumentsThe following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. (i) Social Security Revaluation of Earnings Factors Order 2004 (262)
(ii) Social Security Pensions (Low Earnings Threshold) Order 2004 (263)
laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992;
2. Greater London Authority (Allocation of Grants for Precept Calculations) Regulations 2004, laid under the Greater London Authority Act 1999; (300)
3. Dairy Produce Quotas (Amendment) Regulations 2004, laid under the European Communities Act 1972; (312)
4. Trade in Controlled Goods (Embargoed Destinations) Order 2004, laid under the Export Control Act 2002. (318)
6. Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedingsThe following papers were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1. Accounts for 2002-03 of the following Education Action Zones, together with the Reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General;
laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998;
2. Review for 2003 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001, laid under that Act;
3. Statement by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport on the Appointment and Salary of Sir William Lawrence as a Member of the English Marketing Advisory Board, laid under the Development of Tourism Act 1969;
4. Report on the Recovery of Public Funds from De Lorean by the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000.
7. University of Manchester Bill [HL]The bill was read a second time and committed to a Select Committee.
8. University of Wales, Cardiff Bill [HL]The bill was read a second time and committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee.
9. AfghanistanIt was moved by the Earl of Sandwich that there be laid before the House papers relating to the efforts made by NATO and the United Nations to help the people of Afghanistan to defeat terrorism and improve security to assist national reconstruction; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
10. European Union MembershipIt was moved by the Lord Pearson of Rannoch that there be laid before the House papers relating to the case for a cost-benefit analysis of the United Kingdoms membership of the European Union; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.
11. Wild Mammals (Protection) (Amendment) Bill [HL]The House resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were agreed to; the House was resumed and bill was reported with amendments; it was ordered that the bill be printed as amended. (HL Bill 28)
The House was adjourned at seven minutes before nine oclock
till tomorrow, eleven oclock.
Clerk of the Parliaments