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2012-13 (245)

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Minutes of Proceedings

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells.
Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Lord Macaulay of Bragar for the remainder of this Parliament.

Select Committee Report

Statutory Instruments
The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
18th Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:
Draft Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) Order 2013
Draft Charities (Incorporated Church Building Society) (England and Wales) Order 2013
Draft Electronic Commerce Directive (Trafficking People for Exploitation) Regulations 2013
Draft Financial Services Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2013
Draft Financial Services Act 2012 (Misleading Statements and Impressions) Order 2013
Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Services Compensation Scheme) Order 2013
Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (PRA-regulated Activities) Order 2013
Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Threshold Conditions) Order 2013
Draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2013
Draft Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations 2013
Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Order 2013
Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2013
Draft Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (Amendment) Order 2013
Draft Uncertificated Securities (Amendment) Regulations 2013. (HL Paper 113)

Public Business

Children: obesity A question was asked by Lord Sharkey and answered by Earl Howe.
Health: sugar consumption A question was asked by Lord Rennard and answered by Earl Howe.
House of Lords: reform A question was asked by Lord Howarth of Newport and answered by Lord Hill of Oareford.
Taxation: avoidance A question was asked by Baroness Gardner of Parkes and answered by Lord Deighton.
Hereditary Peers' By-election The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that Viscount Ridley had been elected in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order 10 (Hereditary peers: by-elections ) to fill the vacancy created by the death of Earl Ferrers among the peers excepted from section 1 of the House of Lords Act 1999.
Charging Orders (Orders for Sale: Financial Thresholds) Regulations 2012 Lord McNally moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 26 November 2012 be approved. The motion was agreed to.
Prisons (Property) Bill The order of commitment was discharged.
10 Growth and Infrastructure Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 81D. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 85)
11  Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 25) Regulations 2013
Parental Leave (EU Directive) Regulations 2013
Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Domestic Infringements) Order 2013
The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft statutory instruments.
12 Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust Inquiry Lord Hill of Oareford repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.
13 Europe: local and regional democracy A question was asked by the Earl of Dundee and, after debate, answered by Baroness Hanham.
The House adjourned at 9.02pm until Thursday 7 February at 11.00am .

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.
 Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 25) Regulations 2013 Lord Popat moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 25) Regulations 2013. The motion was agreed to.
 Parental Leave (EU Directive) Regulations 2013 Lord Popat moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Parental Leave (EU Directive) Regulations 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
 Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Domestic Infringements) Order 2013 Lord Popat moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft  Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Domestic Infringements) Order 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
The Committee adjourned. The Committee resumed.
United Kingdom publishing industry A question was asked by Lord Dubs and, after debate, answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.
PACE trial: chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis A question was asked by the Countess of Mar and, after debate, answered by Earl Howe.
The Committee adjourned at 6.25pm.