LORDS

House of Lords Journal

Select a session:

2012-13 (245)

Wednesday 16 January 2013

Minutes of Proceedings

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Exeter.

Select Committee Reports

Statutory Instruments
The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
15th Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:
Draft Civil Enforcement of Road Traffic Contraventions (Representations and Appeals) (Wales) Regulations 2013
Draft Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2013
Draft Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2013
Draft Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Domestic Infringements) Order 2013
Draft Green Deal Framework (Disclosure, Acknowledgment, Redress etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2013
Draft Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 2013
Draft Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Council Tax Increases) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Draft Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) Regulations 2012
Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2013
Draft National Health Service (Clinical Commissioning Groups-Disapplication of Responsibility) Regulations 2012
Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Levy and Safety Net) Regulations 2013
Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) Regulations 2013
Draft Parental Leave (EU Directive) Regulations 2013
Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council) Order 2013
Draft Public Bodies (The Office of Fair Trading Transfer of Consumer Advice Scheme Function and Modification of Enforcement Functions) Order 2013
Draft Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations (Amendment) Order 2013
Draft Social Security (Loss of Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Draft Social Security (Payments on Account of Benefit) Regulations 2013
Draft Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) Regulations 2013
Draft Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2013
Draft Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2013. (HL Paper 102)
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
11th Report, on the following bills:
Growth and Infrastructure Bill
Marine Navigation (No. 2) Bill
European Union (Croatian Accession and Irish Protocol) Bill: Government Response
Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill Part 6: Government Response. (HL Paper 103)
Constitution
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
Growth and Infrastructure Bill. (10th Report, HL Paper 104)

Public Business

Property: Leasehold Valuation Tribunal A question was asked by Baroness Gardner of Parkes and answered by Lord McNally.
National Health Service: clinical commissioning groups A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and answered by Earl Howe.
Education: school leavers A question was asked by Baroness Massey of Darwen and answered by Baroness Garden of Frognal.
European Union: United Kingdom national and trade interest A question was asked by Lord Renton of Mount Harry and answered by Baroness Warsi.
Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill [HL] Lord Dholakia presented a bill to raise the age of criminal responsibility; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 74)
Growth and Infrastructure Bill Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, on behalf of Baroness Hanham, moved that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Growth and Infrastructure Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:
Clause 1
Schedule 1
Clauses 2 to 6
Schedule 2
Clauses 7 to 9
Schedule 3
Clauses 10 to 14
Schedule 4
Clauses 15 to 32.
The motion was agreed to.
10 Legislative Reform (Constitution of Veterinary Surgeons Preliminary Investigation and Disciplinary Committees) Order 2013 Earl Attlee, on behalf of Baroness Northover, moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 5 November 2012 be approved. The motion was agreed to.
11 European Union (Croatian Accession and Irish Protocol) Bill The report was received.
12 European Union (Approvals) Bill [HL] The report was received.
13 Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2013 Lord Wallace of Tankerness moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 22 October 2012 be approved. Then Lord Forsyth of Drumlean moved, as an amendment to the original motion, at end to insert "but that this House calls on Her Majesty's Government not to make the draft Order until the proposals for the date of the referendum, the proposed question and the rules governing the conduct of the referendum have been published and until both Houses of Parliament have debated those proposals". After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then the original motion was agreed to.
14  Health: medical innovation A question was asked by Lord Saatchi and, after debate, answered by Earl Howe.
The House adjourned at 9.09pm until Thursday 17 January at 11.00am .

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.
 Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 28ZH. An amendment was negatived. Amendments were agreed to. The Committee adjourned after amendment 28A.
The Committee adjourned at 7.47pm.
Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill [HL]
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