LORDS

House of Lords Journal

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2012-13 (245)

Thursday 18 October 2012

Minutes of Proceedings

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Manchester.
Earldom of Kilmorey and Viscountcy of Newry and Mourne in the Peerage of Ireland The Petition of Sir Richard Francis Needham claiming to have succeeded to the Earldom of Kilmorey and Viscountcy of Newry and Mourne in the Peerage of Ireland was presented and was referred to the Lord Chancellor for a report to the House pursuant to Standing Order 79.

Select Committee Report

Constitution
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
Electoral Registration and Administration Bill. (5th Report, HL Paper 51)

Public Business

Scotland: independence A question was asked by Lord McAvoy and answered by Lord Strathclyde.
Slavery A question was asked by Baroness Hamwee and answered by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.
Police: strike action A question was asked by Lord Blair of Boughton and answered by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.
Fire services: funding A question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool and answered by Baroness Hanham.
Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill A bill to make provision about the UK Green Investment Bank; to make provision about employment law; to establish and make provision about the Competition and Markets Authority and to abolish the Competition Commission and the Office of Fair Trading; to amend the Competition Act 1998 and the Enterprise Act 2002; to make provision for the reduction of legislative burdens; to make provision about copyright and rights in performances; to make provision about payments to company directors; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 45)
Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 45–EN)
Business of the House Lord Newby, on behalf of Lord Strathclyde, moved that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Tuesday 23 October to allow the Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day. The motion was agreed to.
10  Business of the House Lord Newby, on behalf of Lord Strathclyde, moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Baroness Perry of Southwark set down for today shall be limited to 3 hours and that in the name of Baroness Hooper to 2 hours. The motion was agreed to.
11  Education: development of excellence (3-hour debate) Baroness Perry of Southwark moved that this House takes note of the measures which develop excellence in education. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
12  Antarctica: centenary of Scott Expedition (2-hour debate) Baroness Hooper moved that this House takes note of the centenary of the Scott Expedition to Antarctica and of the United Kingdom’s enduring scientific legacy and ongoing presence there. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
13 Buses A question was asked by Lord Bradshaw and, after debate, answered by Earl Attlee.
The House adjourned at 5.04pm until Friday 19 October at 10.00am .
Antarctica: centenary of Scott Expedition
  • Motion to take note, after debate,...