LORDS

House of Lords Journal

Select a session:

2012-13 (245)

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Minutes of Proceedings

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle.

Select Committee Reports

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
32nd Report, Government Response: Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council) Order 2013. (HL Paper 146)
European Union
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
The EU's External Action Service. (11th Report, HL Paper 147)

Public Business

Crime: stalking A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.
Regional development A question was asked by Lord Wigley and answered by Lord Newby.
Education: languages A question was asked by Baroness Coussins and answered by Baroness Garden of Frognal.
Payday loans A question was asked by Lord Mitchell and answered by Lord Popat.
Electronic Commerce Directive (Trafficking People for Exploitation) Regulations 2013 Lord Taylor of Holbeach moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 28 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.
Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2013 Lord Newby moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.
Growth and Infrastructure Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 35A. Amendments were agreed to. Amendment 39B was disagreed to (see division). The report stage was adjourned.
10  Representation of the People (Election Expenses Exclusion) Order 2013
Public Bodies (The Office of Fair Trading Transfer of Consumer Advice Scheme Function and Modification of Enforcement Functions) Order 2013
Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Tax Billing, Collection and Enforcement Functions) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2013
Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Conditional Cautions: Code of Practice) Order 2013
Amendments to Schedule 6 to the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 Order 2013
Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013
The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft statutory instruments.
11 Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (Amendment) Order 2013 Viscount Younger of Leckie moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 24 January be approved. Then Lord Young of Norwood Green moved, as an amendment to the original motion, at end to insert "but that this House regrets that the draft Order will have an adverse impact on employees in a situation which will fundamentally affect their livelihood and future career opportunities". After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then the original motion was agreed to.
12 Growth and Infrastructure Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 46C. Amendments were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned after amendment 49B.
The House adjourned at 10.48pm until Wednesday 13 March at 3.00pm .

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.
 Representation of the People (Election Expenses Exclusion) Order 2013 Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft  Representation of the People (Election Expenses Exclusion) Order 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
 Public Bodies (The Office of Fair Trading Transfer of Consumer Advice Scheme Function and Modification of Enforcement Functions) Order 2013 Viscount Younger of Leckie moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Public Bodies (The Office of Fair Trading Transfer of Consumer Advice Scheme Function and Modification of Enforcement Functions) Order 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
 Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Tax Billing, Collection and Enforcement Functions) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2013 Baroness Randerson moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Tax Billing, Collection and Enforcement Functions) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
 Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Conditional Cautions: Code of Practice) Order 2013 Lord McNally moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Conditional Cautions: Code of Practice) Order 2013. The motion was agreed to.
 Amendments to Schedule 6 to the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 Order 2013 Lord McNally moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Amendments to Schedule 6 to the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 Order 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
 Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013 Lord McNally moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013. The motion was agreed to.
The Committee adjourned at 6.43pm.
Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2013