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House of Lords Journal

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2012-13 (245)

Wednesday 11 July 2012

Minutes of Proceedings

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.

Select Committee Report

Statutory Instruments
The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
6th Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:
Draft Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012
Draft Child Support Maintenance (Changes to Basic Rate Calculation and Minimum Amount of Liability) Regulations 2012
Draft Child Support Maintenance Calculation Regulations 2012
Draft Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012
Draft Electricity and Gas (Smart Meters Licensable Activity) Order 2012
Draft Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012
Draft Jobseeker’s Allowance (Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
Draft Late Night Levy (Application and Administration) Regulations 2012
Draft Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Automatic Enrolment) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2012
Draft Victims of Overseas Terrorism Compensation Scheme 2012. (HL Paper 34)

Private Business

Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011 In accordance with Private Business Standing Order 108 (Adjournment of committee on opposed bill ), the Joint Committee on the Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011 reported that it had adjourned to a later date for the convenience of all the parties.

Public Business

Farming regulation task force A question was asked by Lord Gardiner of Kimble, on behalf of Baroness Byford, and answered by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.
British time harmonisation A question was asked by Viscount Montgomery of Alamein and answered by Lord De Mauley.
Carers' health A question was asked by Baroness Pitkeathley and answered by Earl Howe.
National Health Service: Private Finance Initiative costs A question was asked by Lord Harries of Pentregarth and answered by Earl Howe.
National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Lord De Mauley, on behalf of Baroness Wilcox, moved that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.
Community Interest Company (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Lord De Mauley, on behalf of Baroness Wilcox, moved that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.
Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2012 Lord De Mauley, on behalf of Baroness Wilcox, moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.
10 Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [HL] Lord De Mauley, on behalf of Baroness Wilcox, moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:
Clause 1
Schedule 1
Clauses 2 to 4
Schedule 2
Clauses 5 to 9
Schedule 3
Clauses 10 to 26.
The motion was agreed to.
11 Future of care and support Earl Howe repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.
12 Justice and Security Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 35. Amendments were considered. The House resumed.
13 Railways: High Speed 2 A question was asked by Viscount Astor and, after debate, answered by Earl Attlee.
The House adjourned. The House resumed.
14 Justice and Security Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 43. Amendments were considered. The House resumed after amendment 52.
The House adjourned at 10.00pm until Thursday 12 July at 11.00am .

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.
 Behaviour change (S&T Report) Baroness Neuberger moved that the Grand Committee takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Behaviour Change (2nd Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 179). After debate, the motion was agreed to.
 Financial transaction tax (EUC Report) Lord Harrison moved that the Grand Committee takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Towards a Financial Transaction Tax? (29th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 287). After debate, the motion was agreed to.
The Committee adjourned at 7.30pm.