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2012-13 (245)

Monday 18 March 2013

Minutes of Proceedings

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol.
Oath Nicolas Christopher Henry Lord Browne-Wilkinson took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Select Committee Report

Procedure
The 5th and 6th Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 150 and 151) (See Appendix 1 and Appendix 2)

Private Business

Transport for London Bill [HL] The petition against the bill from the West London Line Group (No.1) was withdrawn. The order of commitment to a Select Committee made on 13 December 2011 was discharged and the bill was committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee.

Public Business

Taxation: corporation tax A question was asked by Lord Lexden and answered by Lord Newby.
Park homes: county court judgments A question was asked by Lord Graham of Edmonton and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.
Roads: new and young drivers A question was asked by Baroness Gardner of Parkes and answered by Earl Attlee.
Leveson inquiry A question was asked by Baroness Boothroyd and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.
Draft Public Bodies (The Office of Fair Trading Transfer of Consumer Advice Scheme Function and Modification of Enforcement Functions) Order 2013 Viscount Younger of Leckie moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 12 December be approved. The motion was agreed to.
Business of the House Baroness Anelay of St Johns moved that further consideration on report of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill be postponed until after the debate in the name of Baroness Tonge. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
10 Building Regulations &c. (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Baroness Tonge moved that this House regrets Her Majesty's Government's decision to lay the Building Regulations &c. (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/3119) before Parliament, and in particular their decision to change the provisions on electrical safety in the home, which will be detrimental to public safety. After debate, the motion was withdrawn.
The House adjourned. The House resumed.
11 Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with manuscript amendment 84EA. Amendments were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 89)
12  Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2013
Guardian's Allowance Up-rating Order 2013
Guardian's Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2013
Tax Credits Up-rating, etc. Regulations 2013
Loss of Tax Credits Regulations 2013
Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Non-Domestic Rating (Levy and Safety Net) Regulations 2013
The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft statutory instruments.
13  Broadband (Communications Committee Report) Lord Inglewood moved that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on Broadband for all—an alternative vision (1st Report, HL Paper 41). After debate, the motion was agreed to.
The House adjourned at 8.24pm until Tuesday 19 March at 2.30pm .

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.
 Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2013 Lord Taylor of Holbeach moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
 Guardian's Allowance Up-rating Order 2013 Lord Freud moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Guardian's Allowance Up-rating Order 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
 Guardian's Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2013 Lord Freud moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Guardian's Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2013. The motion was agreed to.
 Tax Credits Up-rating, etc. Regulations 2013 Lord Freud moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Tax Credits Up-rating, etc. Regulations 2013. The motion was agreed to.
 Loss of Tax Credits Regulations 2013 Lord Freud moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Loss of Tax Credits Regulations 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
 Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) (Amendment) Regulations 2013. The motion was agreed to.
 Non-Domestic Rating (Levy and Safety Net) Regulations 2013 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Non-Domestic Rating (Levy and Safety Net) Regulations 2013. The motion was agreed to.
Defence: procurement A question was asked by Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde and, after debate, answered by Lord Astor of Hever.
The Committee adjourned at 6.04pm.