LORDS

House of Lords Journal

Select a session:

2012-13 (245)

Monday 12 November 2012

Minutes of Proceedings

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Ripon and Leeds.

Select Committee Reports

National Security Strategy
The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
Government Response to the Committee’s First Report of Session 2012–13 . (1st Special Report, HL Paper 65)

Public Business

Armed forces: reserve forces A question was asked by Lord Trefgarne and answered by Baroness Garden of Frognal.
Economy: quantitative easing A question was asked by Lord Barnett and answered by Lord Sassoon.
Health: obesity A question was asked by Baroness Cumberlege and answered by Earl Howe.
Tourism: Chinese visitors A question was asked by Lord Lee of Trafford and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie.
Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges Bill A bill to amend section 21 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970, and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 53)
Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 53–EN)
Scrap Metal Dealers Bill A bill to amend the law relating to scrap metal dealers; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 54)
Scrap Metal Dealers Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 54–EN)
10 Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Bill A bill to create offences and make other provision relating to sub-letting and parting with possession of social housing; to make provision about the investigation of social housing fraud; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 55)
11 Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 55–EN)
12 Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012 Baroness Hanham moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.
13 Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012 Lord Freud moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 16 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.
14 Financial Services Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 25A. Amendments 25B, 25D and 26ZA were disagreed to (see division lists 1 to 3). The report stage was adjourned after amendment 27A.
15 BBC: resignation of Director General Viscount Younger of Leckie repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.
16 Higher education: reform A question was asked by Lord Wills and, after debate, answered by Baroness Garden of Frognal.
17 Financial Services Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 28A. The report stage was adjourned after amendment 69.
The House adjourned at 10.23pm until Tuesday 13 November at 2.30pm .