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HOUSE OF LORDS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Monday 2nd February 2004

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

PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwell.

Judicial Business

1.  Sherman (Petitioner) and others v. Perkins and others and others (Respondents)—The petition of Claudia Louise Elaine Borden Sherman praying for leave to appeal was presented without payment of the fee, such fee having been waived by the Appeal Committee pursuant to Standing Order XIII; the said petition was referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 5th December).

2.  In re B (FC) (Appellant) (2002)—The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

Papers

3.  Command Papers—The following papers, having been presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on 30th January, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Trade and Industry—Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs;    (6114)

    2.  Double Taxation—Convention between the United Kingdom and Australia for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital Gains;    (6115)

    3.  Contingent Liability—Indemnity in respect of an Independent Inquiry into Wyre Forest Birthing Centre.    (—)

4.  Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)—The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 30th January, were ordered to lie on the Table:

    1.  Cableway Installations Regulations 2004, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;    (129)

    2.  Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2004, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;    (173)

    3.    (i)  Collection of Fines (Pilot Schemes) Order 2004—    (175)

      (ii)  Fines Collection Regulations 2004—  (176)

      laid under the Courts Act 2003.

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

    1.  Disability Discrimination (Employment Field) (Leasehold Premises) Regulations 2004, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;  (153)

    2.  Council Tax Benefit (Abolition of Restrictions) Regulations 2004, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;  (154)

    3.  Education (Student Support) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (Amendment) Regulations 2004, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;  (161)

    4.  Magistrates’ Courts (Special Measures Directions) (Amendment) Rules 2004, laid under the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980;  (184)

    5.  Crown Court (Special Measures Directions and Directions Prohibiting Cross-examination) (Amendment) Rules 2004, laid under the Supreme Court Act 1981;  (185)

    6.  Integrated Administration and Control System (Amendment) Regulations 2004, laid under the European Communities Act 1972;  (189)

    7.  Rates (Regional Rates) Order (Northern Ireland) 2004, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000.  (—)

Select Committee Reports

6.  Human Rights—The following Reports from the Joint Committee were made and ordered to be printed:

    Scrutiny of Bills: Second Progress Report; (4th Report—HL Paper 34)

    Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill. (5th Report—HL Paper 35)

Public Business

7.  Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed for a statement; the House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; then it was moved that the House be resumed; after debate, the motion was (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

8.  Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed.

9.  Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003—It was moved by the Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer that an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Order, laid before the House on 11th December 2003, be annulled (S.I. 2003/3242); after debate, the motion was (by leave of the House) withdrawn.

The House was adjourned during pleasure.

The House was resumed.

10.  Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill—The House again resolved itself into a Committee upon the bill; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; the House was resumed after amendment 119B.

The House was adjourned at nine minutes before ten o’clock

till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

PAUL HAYTER

  Clerk of the Parliaments

APPENDIX

PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND COMMITTEE (IN COMMITTEE ROOMS 3A AND 4B)

The Committee met at half-past three o’clock.

    Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill [HL]—The bill was further considered in the Grand Committee; amendments were moved and (by leave of the Committee) withdrawn; amendments were agreed to; the Committee was adjourned after amendment 61A.

The Committee was adjourned at twenty-eight minutes before eight o’clock.

 
 
 
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