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2012-13 (245)

Thursday 7 February 2013

Minutes of Proceedings

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells.

Private Business

Canterbury City Council Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.
Leeds City Council Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.
Nottingham City Council Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.
Reading Borough Council Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with the amendments agreed to.

Public Business

Drones A question was asked by Lord Judd and answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.
Housing: social housing A question was asked by Baroness King of Bow and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.
Education: personal finances A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Lord Nash.
Nuclear energy A question was asked by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock and answered by Baroness Verma.
HGV Road User Levy Bill Earl Attlee moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the committee was negatived. Then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed.
10  Accountability of civil servants (Constitution Committee report) Baroness Jay of Paddington moved that this House takes note of the Report of the Constitution Committee on The accountability of civil servants (6th Report, HL Paper 61). After debate, the motion was agreed to.
11 Education: curriculum, exam and accountability reform Lord Nash repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.
12  Scotland Act 2012 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2013
Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Council Tax Increases) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) Regulations 2013
Local Government Finance Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2013

Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) Regulations 2012
Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2013
The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft statutory instruments.
13 Israel and Palestine A question was asked by Baroness Falkner of Margravine and, after debate, answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.
The House adjourned at 5.17pm until Monday 11 February at 2.30pm .

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 2.00pm.
 Scotland Act 2012 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2013 Lord Wallace of Tankerness moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Scotland Act 2012 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2013. The motion was agreed to.
 Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 Lord De Mauley moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013. The motion was agreed to.
 Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Council Tax Increases) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, on behalf of Baroness Hanham, moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Council Tax Increases) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
 Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) Regulations 2013 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, on behalf of Baroness Hanham, moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) Regulations 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
 Local Government Finance Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2013 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, on behalf of Baroness Hanham, moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Local Government Finance Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2013. The motion was agreed to.
 Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) Regulations 2012 Earl Howe moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) Regulations 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
 Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2013 Baroness Stowell of Beeston moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2013. The motion was agreed to.
The Committee adjourned at 4.28pm.
Accountability of civil servants (Constitution Committee report)
  • Motion to take note, after debate,...