LORDS

House of Lords Journal

Select a session:

2012-13 (245)

Tuesday 29 May 2012

Minutes of Proceedings

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Birmingham.

Select Committee Reports

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
3rd Report, on the following Public Bodies Orders:
Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Commission for Rural Communities) Order 2012
Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Crown Court Rule Committee and Magistrates’ Courts Rule Committee) Order 2012
and on the following instruments:
Draft Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) Order 2012
Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012
Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Functions of Returning Officers) Regulations 2012. (HL Paper 11)
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
2nd Report, on the following bill:
Crime and Courts Bill [HL]. (HL Paper 12)
European Union
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
Report on 2010–12. (1st Report, HL Paper 13)

Public Business

Queen's Speech The Lord Chamberlain, Earl Peel, delivered Her Majesty’s reply to the Address of 17 May, as follows:
I have received with great satisfaction the dutiful and loyal expression of your thanks for the speech with which I opened the present Session of Parliament.
Debt A question was asked by Lord Barnett and answered by Lord Sassoon.
West Bank and Gaza A question was asked by Baroness Tonge and answered by Baroness Northover.
Energy: nuclear power A question was asked by Lord Davies of Stamford and answered by Lord Marland.
Energy: gas A question was asked by Lord Ezra and answered by Lord Marland.
Referendum (European Union) Bill [HL] Lord Willoughby de Broke presented a Bill to make provision for the holding of a referendum in the United Kingdom, on the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 28)
10 Small and Medium Sized Enterprises The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider Her Majesty’s Government’s assistance and promotion of the export of products and services by small and medium sized enterprises, and to make recommendations, and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:
B Cohen of Pimlico
L Cope of Berkeley (Chairman )
B Drake
L Empey
L Grade of Yarmouth
L Haskel
L Haskins
B Kramer
L Mawson
L Mitchell
L Popat
L Storey;
That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;
That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;
That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place within the European Union;
That the evidence taken by the Committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published;
That the Committee do report by 28 February 2013;
That the Report of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House.
The motion was agreed to.
11 Public Service and Demographic Change The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider public service provision in the light of demographic change, and to make recommendations, and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:
L Bichard
B Blackstone
E Dundee
L Filkin (Chairman )
B Finlay of Llandaff
L Mawhinney
B Morgan of Huyton
B Shephard of Northwold
L Tope
L Touhig
B Tyler of Enfield
V Younger of Leckie;
That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;
That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;
That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;
That the evidence taken by the Committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published;
That the Committee do report by 28 February 2013;
That the Report of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House.
The motion was agreed to.
12 Adoption The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the statute law about adoption, and to make recommendations, and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:
B Armstrong of Hill Top
B Butler-Sloss(Chairman )
B Eaton
V Eccles
B Hamwee
B Howarth of Breckland
B King of Bow
B Knight of Collingtree
B Morris of Bolton
L Morris of Handsworth
B Walmsley
L Warner;
That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;
That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;
That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;
That the evidence taken by the Committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published;
That the Committee do report by 28 February 2013;
That the Report of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House.
The motion was agreed to.
13 Terrorism Act 2000 (Codes of Practice for the Exercise of Stop and Search Powers) Order 2012 Baroness Stowell of Beeston, on behalf of Lord Henley, moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
14 Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (Code of Practice for the Video Recording with Sound of Post-Charge Questioning) Order 2012 Baroness Stowell of Beeston, on behalf of Lord Henley, moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.
15 Terrorism Act 2000 (Video Recording with Sound of Interviews and Associated Code of Practice) Order 2012 Baroness Stowell of Beeston, on behalf of Lord Henley, moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.
16 Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes C, G and H) Order 2012 Baroness Stowell of Beeston, on behalf of Lord Henley, moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.
17 Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Controlled Activity and Prescribed Criteria) Regulations 2012 Baroness Stowell of Beeston, on behalf of Lord Henley, moved that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.
18 Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 Baroness Stowell of Beeston, on behalf of Lord Henley, moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.
19 Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2012 Baroness Northover moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 27 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.
20 Faith communities A question was asked by Lord Sacks and, after debate, answered by Baroness Hanham.
21 NATO A question was asked by Lord Browne of Ladyton and, after debate, answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.
22 Claims management companies A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and, after debate, answered by Baroness Verma.
23 Historical Manuscripts Commission A question was asked by Lord Cormack and, after debate, answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.
The House adjourned at 3.05pm until Monday 11 June at 2.30pm .