LORDS

House of Lords Journal

Select a session:

2012-13 (245)

Tuesday 6 November 2012

Minutes of Proceedings

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Norwich.

Select Committee Reports

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
13th Report, on the following Public Bodies Order:
Draft Public Bodies (Water Supply and Water Quality Fees) Order 2012
and on the following instrument:
Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2013. (HL Paper 57)
European Union
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
Women on Boards. (5th Report, HL Paper 58)
Human Rights
The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
Legislative Scrutiny: Justice and Security Bill. (4th Report, HL Paper 59)

Private Business

Borough of Stevenage (Ferrier Road) Compulsory Purchase Order 2009 The report by the Chairman of Committees and the Chairman of Ways and Means in the House of Commons, pursuant to section 3(5) of the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945, that no petitions had been presented against the Borough of Stevenage (Ferrier Road) Compulsory Purchase Order 2009 was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table.

Public Business

National Health Service: women doctors A question was asked by Baroness Hollins, on behalf of Baroness Deech, and answered by Earl Howe.
International development A question was asked by Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale and answered by Baroness Northover.
Universal credit A question was asked by Lord Touhig and answered by Lord Freud.
Justice and Security Bill [HL] A question was asked by Lord Clinton-Davis and answered by Lord Wallace of Tankerness.
Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012 Lord De Mauley moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 12 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.
10  North Wales abuse allegations Lord Taylor of Holbeach repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.
11 Financial Services Bill The report was received. Amendments were agreed to. Amendment 3A was disagreed to (see division list). The report stage was adjourned.
12 Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Lord Freud moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 28 June be approved. Then Lord McKenzie of Luton moved, as an amendment to the original motion, at end to insert "but this House regrets that the measures under the draft Regulations to introduce size criteria restrictions to the calculation of housing benefit for working age claimants living in the social rented sector are blunt and take no account of whether alternative accommodation is available; will result in cuts to the incomes of some of the poorest in society; fail to provide sufficient safeguards to protect the most vulnerable claimants and ensure that they are not pushed into poverty and homelessness; will not achieve their aim of tackling under-occupancy; and will risk costing more than they will save." After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then the original motion was agreed to.
13  Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012
Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012
The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft Regulations.
14 Financial Services Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 7A. Amendments were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned after amendment 25.
The House adjourned at 9.21pm until Wednesday 7 November at 3.00pm .

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.
 Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012 Lord Freud moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
 Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012 Baroness Hanham moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
Schools: classics A question was asked by Lord Aberdare and, after debate, answered by Lord Hill of Oareford.
Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus A question was asked by Lord Laird and, after debate, answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.
The Committee adjourned at 7.44pm.
Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus
  • Question for Short Debate, 6 Nov 2012