LORDS

House of Lords Journal

Select a session:

2012-13 (245)

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Minutes of Proceedings

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.

Select Committee Reports

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
2nd Report, on the following Public Bodies Order:
Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Courts Administration and the Public Guardian Board) Order 2012. (HL Paper 7)
Human Rights
The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Remedial) Order 2012: second report. (First Report, HL Paper 8)

Public Business

Disabled people: disability services A question was asked by Baroness Thornton and answered by Baroness Hanham.
Schools: careers advisers A question was asked by Baroness Hughes of Stretford and answered by Lord Hill of Oareford.
Olympic Games: advertising A question was asked by Lord Haskel and answered by Baroness Garden of Frognal.
Housing data A question was asked by Lord McKenzie of Luton and answered by Baroness Hanham.
Electric Personal Vehicles (Use on Highways) Bill [HL] Lord McColl of Dulwich presented a bill to make provision for the use of electric personal vehicles on highways. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 23)
House Committee The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee be appointed to set the policy framework for the administration of the House and to provide non-executive guidance to the Management Board; to approve the House’s strategic, business and financial plans; to agree the annual Estimates and Supplementary Estimates; to supervise the arrangements relating to financial support for Members; and to approve the House of Lords Annual Report;
That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:
L Alderdice
L Campbell-Savours
L Craig of Radley
B D’Souza (Chairman )
B Hollis of Heigham
L Laming
L McNally
B Royall of Blaisdon
L Sewel
L Strathclyde
L True
L Wakeham;
That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;
That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;
That the Reports of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House.
The motion was agreed to.
Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [HL] Baroness Wilcox moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
10 Local Government Finance Bill A bill to make provision about non-domestic rating; to make provision about grants to local authorities; to make provision about council tax; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 24)
11 Local Government Finance Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 24–EN)
12  Police (Collaboration: Specified Function) Order 2012
Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) Order 2012

Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2012
Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2012
Greater London Authority Act 1999 (Amendment) Order 2012
Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the Order and draft statutory instruments.
13  Freezing and confiscation of proceeds of crime (EUC Report) Lord Hannay of Chiswick moved that this House agrees the recommendation of the European Union Committee that Her Majesty’s Government should exercise their right, in accordance with the Protocol on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, to take part in the adoption and application of the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the freezing and confiscation of the proceeds of crime in the European Union (document 7641/12) (32nd Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 295). After debate, the motion was agreed to.
The House adjourned at 6.51pm until Wednesday 23 May at 3.00pm .

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.
 Police (Collaboration: Specified Function) Order 2012 Lord Henley moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Police (Collaboration: Specified Function) Order 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
 Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) Order 2012 Lord Henley moved that the Grand Committee do consider the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) Order 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
 Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2012 Lord Freud moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
 Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2012 Baroness Northover moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
 Greater London Authority Act 1999 (Amendment) Order 2012 Earl Howe moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Greater London Authority Act 1999 (Amendment) Order 2012. The motion was agreed to.
 Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Earl Howe moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2012. The motion was agreed to.
The Committee adjourned at 6.10pm.
Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2012