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2012-13 (245)

Wednesday 9 January 2013

Minutes of Proceedings

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Liverpool.

Public Business

Participation of Arabs in public life A question was asked by Lord Lea of Crondall and answered by Baroness Warsi.
Taxation: tax havens A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Lord Newby.
Homosexuality in Nigeria and Uganda A question was asked by Lord Lexden and answered by Baroness Warsi.
Bahrain A question was asked by Lord Avebury and answered by Baroness Warsi.
Parliamentary Privilege The Chairman of Committees moved that the Commons message of 4 December be considered and that a Committee of six Lords be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Commons to consider and report on the Green Paper on Parliamentary Privilege presented to both Houses on 26 April (Cm 8318) and that, notwithstanding the resolution of the House of 28 May, the committee should report by 25 April 2013;
That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:
L Bew
L Brabazon of Tara
L Davies of Stamford
B Healy of Primrose Hill
L Shutt of Greetland
B Stedman-Scott
That the Committee have power to agree with the Committee appointed by the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;
That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;
That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;
That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;
That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;
That the reports of the Committee from time to time shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House; and
That the evidence taken by the Committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.
The motion was agreed to.
Select Committees The Chairman of Committees moved that Lord Hill of Oareford be appointed a member of the following Committees, in the place of Lord Strathclyde: House, Liaison, Privileges and Conduct, Procedure and Selection. The motion was agreed to.
Public Bodies (Water Supply and Water Quality Fees) Order 2012 Lord De Mauley moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 22 October 2012 be approved. The motion was agreed to.
Transforming Rehabilitation Lord McNally repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.
Procedure The Chairman of Committees moved that the 3rd Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 81) be agreed to. Then Lord Lea of Crondall moved, as an amendment to the original motion, at end to insert "except that on any day on which oral questions are asked the first such question shall be allocated according to the procedure currently in place". After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then Lord Grenfell moved, as an amendment to the original motion, at end to insert "with the exception of the recommendation on tabling oral questions contained in paragraph six of the report, and that this House instructs the Committee to consider and report again on the procedure for tabling oral questions before the Easter recess". The amendment was agreed to. Then the original motion, as amended, was agreed to.
10 Public Service Pensions Bill The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments were agreed to. The House resumed.
11  Rape in armed conflict A question was asked by Lord Lester of Herne Hill and, after debate, answered by Baroness Northover.
The House adjourned. The House resumed.
12 Public Service Pensions Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with the question that clause 3 be agreed to. An amendment was agreed to. The House resumed after amendment 42.
The House adjourned at 10.04pm until Thursday 10 January at 11.00am .

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.
 Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 26EA. Amendments were agreed to. The Committee adjourned after amendment 28ZD.
The Committee adjourned at 8.09pm.
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