LORDS

House of Lords Journal

Select a session:

2012-13 (245)

Wednesday 27 February 2013

Minutes of Proceedings

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Liverpool.

Select Committee Report

Statutory Instruments
The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
20th Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:
Draft Amendments to Schedule 6 to the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 Order 2013
Draft Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) (Consequential Provisions: Primary Legislation) Order 2013
Draft Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Draft Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2013
Draft Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Order 2013
Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2013
Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2013
Draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Tax Billing, Collection and Enforcement Functions) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2013
Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Levy and Safety Net) Regulations 2013
Draft Tax Credits Up-rating, etc. Regulations 2013
Draft Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2013. (HL Paper 130)

Public Business

Economy: rating agencies A question was asked by Lord Barnett and answered by Lord Deighton.
Dr David Livingstone A question was asked by Lord Steel of Aikwood and answered by Lord Wallace of Tankerness.
Freedom of Information Act 2000 A question was asked by Lord Wills and answered by Lord McNally.
Overseas aid A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of Liverpool and answered by Baroness Northover.
Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments. It was ordered that the Commons amendments be printed. (HL Bill 87)
Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the Commons amendments were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 87–EN)
Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills The Chairman of Committees moved that, in accordance with Private Business Standing Order 69 (Appointment of Examiners of Private Bills ), Ms Christine Salmon Percival and Mr Peter Milledge be appointed Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills in place of Mrs Katherine Lawrence and Mr Allan Roberts. The motion was agreed to.
Procedure The Chairman of Committees moved that the 4th Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 117) be agreed to. The motion was agreed to.
10 Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.
11 Antarctic Bill The order of commitment was discharged.
12 Growth and Infrastructure Bill The report was received. Amendments were agreed to. Amendments 18 and 22 were disagreed to (see divisions 1 and 2). The report stage was adjourned after amendment 35.
13  Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations (Amendment) Order 2013
Health and Social Care Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2013
Charities (Incorporated Church Building Society) (England and Wales) Order 2013
The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft Orders.
14 Forestry: Independent Panel on Forestry A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of Liverpool and, after debate, answered by Lord De Mauley.
The House adjourned at 9.03pm until Thursday 28 February at 11.00am .

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.
 Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations (Amendment) Order 2013 Earl Attlee moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations (Amendment) Order 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
 Health and Social Care Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2013 Earl Howe moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Health and Social Care Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
 Charities (Incorporated Church Building Society) (England and Wales) Order 2013 Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Charities (Incorporated Church Building Society) (England and Wales) Order 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
Elections: voting age A question was asked by Lord Tyler and, after debate, answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.
Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile A question was asked by Baroness Cox and, after debate, answered by Baroness Warsi.
The Committee adjourned at 7.09pm.
Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) (Consequential Provisions: Primary Legislation) Order 2013