House of Lords debates

Thursday, 30 October 2003

  • Royal Assent

    1 speech

    My Lords, I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts: Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences)...

  • Extradition Bill

    128 speeches

    My Lords, I beg to move that the Bill be now further considered on Report. Moved, That the Bill be further considered on Report.—(Lord Bassam of Brighton.)

  • Criminal Justice Bill

    4 speeches

    My Lords, I beg to move that the Bill be now further considered on Report. Moved, That the Bill be now further considered on Report.—(Baroness Scotland of Asthal.)

  • "Territorial Waters Jurisdiction Act 1878 (c. 73)

    In section 4 of the Territorial Waters Jurisdiction Act 1878 (provisions as to procedure), in the paragraph beginning "Proceedings before a justice of the peace", for the words from the beginning...

  • Bankers' Books Evidence Act 1879 (c. 11)

    (1) The Bankers' Books Evidence Act 1879 is amended as follows. (2) In section 4 (proof that book is a banker's book), the paragraph beginning "Where the proceedings" is omitted. (3) In section 5...

  • Explosive Substances Act 1883 (c. 3)

    In section 6 of the Explosive Substances Act 1883 (inquiry by Attorney-General, and apprehension of absconding witnesses), subsection (3) is omitted.

  • Criminal Justice Act 1925 (c. 86)

    In section 49 of the Criminal Justice Act 1925 (interpretation, etc), subsection (2) is omitted.

  • Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (c. 12)

    In section 42 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (extension of power to take deposition of child or young person), in subsection (2)(a), for "committed" in both places there is...

  • "Criminal Justice Act 1948 (c. 58)

    (1) The Criminal Justice Act 1948 is amended as follows. (2) In section 27 (remand and committal of persons aged 17 to 20), in subsection (1), for "commits him for trial or" there is substituted...

  • Prison Act 1952 (c. 52)

    Until their repeal by (respectively) section 59 of, and paragraph 10(a)(ii) of Schedule 7 to, the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000, paragraph (a) of subsection (1), and paragraphs (b)...

  • Geneva Conventions Act 1957(c. 52)

    In section 5 of the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 (reduction of sentence and custody of protected persons)— (a) in subsection (1), for "committal" there is substituted "having been sent", (b)...

  • Backing of Warrants (Republic of Ireland) Act 1965 (c. 45)

    In paragraph 4 of the Schedule to the Backing of Warrants (Republic of Ireland) Act 1965 (supplementary procedures as to proceedings under section 2)— (a) the words "and section 2 of the...

  • Criminal Procedure (Attendance of Witnesses) Act 1965 (c. 69)

    In section 2 of the Criminal Procedure (Attendance of Witnesses) Act 1965 (issue of witness summons on application to Crown Court)— (a) for subsection (4) there is substituted— "(4)...

  • "Bail Act 1976 (c. 63)

    (1) The Bail Act 1976 is amended as follows. (2) In section 3 (general provisions)— (a) in subsection (8)— (i) for "committed" there is substituted "sent", and (ii) after "for trial...

  • "Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (c. 2)

    In section 147 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (proceedings for offences), subsection (2) is omitted." Page 213, line 17, at end insert— "( ) In section 2 (jurisdiction to...

  • "Criminal Attempts Act 1981 (c. 47)

    In section 2 of the Criminal Attempts Act 1981 (application of procedures and other provisions to offences under section 1), in subsection (2)(g), the words "or committed for trial" are omitted.

  • Contempt of Court Act 1981 (c. 49)

    In section 4 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 (contemporary reports of proceedings), in subsection (3), for paragraph (b) there is substituted— "(b) in the case of a report of allocation...

  • "Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20)

    (1) The Mental Health Act 1983 is amended as follows. (2) In section 52 (further provisions as to persons remanded by magistrates' courts)— (a) in subsection (2), for "committed" there is...

  • "Coroners Act 1988 (c. 13)

    (1) The Coroners Act 1988 is amended as follows. (2) In section 16 (adjournment of inquest in event of criminal proceedings)— (a) in subsection (1)(b), for "charged before examining...

  • "Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53)

    2 speeches

    (1) The Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 is amended as follows. (2) In section 11 (evidence by certificate as to driver, user or owner), subsection (3A) is omitted. (3) In section 13...

  • Hereditary Peers' By-election

    1 speech

    The Clerk of the Parliaments: My Lords, with the leave of the House, I am now able to announce the result of the by-election to elect a hereditary Peer in accordance with Standing Order 10,...

  • House of Lords: Access

    22 speeches

    asked the Chairman of Committees: What steps are being taken to improve access to all areas of the House of Lords for Members and staff with mobility problems.

  • Asylum: Independent Documentation Centre

    12 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to establish an independent documentation centre for countries of origin to provide objective and up-to-date information in relation to asylum...

  • Playing Fields: Planning Applications

    16 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How many planning applications relating to playing fields there were between April 2001 and March 2002; and what were the outcomes.

  • European Union and NATO

    17 speeches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they share United States concerns over the recent European Union defence proposals as they affect NATO.

  • Business of the House: Recess Dates

    16 speeches

    My Lords, with the leave of the House I should like to make a Statement about recess dates. To save time, energy and biros, I have arranged for copies of the dates to be put in the Printed Paper...

  • Criminal Justice Bill

    101 speeches

    Further consideration of amendments on Report resumed. Clause 47 [Meaning of "terminating ruling"]:

  • Tuberculosis in Cattle

    6 speeches

    rose to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made towards the eradication of tuberculosis in cattle. My Lords, bovine TB is a serious disease. It is one which I believe is totally...

  • Mersey Tunnels Bill

    Bill brought from the Commons yesterday, read a first time and referred to the Examiners. House adjourned at two minutes before nine o'clock.

What is this?

Debates in the House of Lords are an opportunity for Peers from all parties (and crossbench peers, and Bishops) to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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