LORDS

House of Lords Journal

Select a session:

2012-13 (245)

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Minutes of Proceedings

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Manchester.

Select Committee Reports

Statutory Instruments
The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
7th Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:
Draft Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012
Draft Forestry Commissioners (Climate Change Functions) (Scotland) Order 2012 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2012
Draft Official Secrets Act 1989 (Prescription) (Amendment) Order 2012
Draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012
Draft Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012. (HL Paper 49)
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
8th Report, on the following bills:
Defamation BillGovernment responses:
Justice and Security Bill [HL]
Electoral Registration and Administration Bill
Financial Services Bill
Civil Aviation Bill. (HL Paper 50)

Public Business

Devolved administrations: industrial strategy A question was asked by Lord Roberts of Conwy and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.
Energy: shale gas A question was asked by Lord Naseby and answered by Baroness Verma.
Equality: European Commission policies on women A question was asked by Baroness Falkner of Margravine and answered by Baroness Stowell of Beeston.
Care services: elderly people A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and answered by Earl Howe.
Constitution The Chairman of Committees moved that Baroness Wheatcroft be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Shaw of Northstead, resigned. The motion was agreed to.
Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Automatic Enrolment) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2012 Lord Freud moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 2 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.
Child Support Maintenance Calculation Regulations 2012 Lord Freud moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 2 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.
10 Child Support Maintenance (Changes to Basic Rate Calculation and Minimum Amount of Liability) Regulations 2012 Lord Freud moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 2 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.
11 Forestry Commissioners (Climate Change Functions) (Scotland) Order 2012 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2012 Lord Wallace of Tankerness moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.
12 Financial Services Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 190ZE. Amendments were considered. The House resumed after clause 62 was agreed to.
The House adjourned. The House resumed.
13 Young Offenders : employment and training A question was asked by Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill and, after debate, answered by Lord Freud.
The House adjourned at 7.32pm until Thursday 18 October at 11.00am .

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.
Chief Scientific Advisers (S&T Report) Lord Krebs moved that the Grand Committee do consider the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on The role and function of Chief Scientific Advisers (4th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 264). After debate, the motion was agreed to.
Sudan and South Sudan (EUC Report) Lord Teverson moved that the Grand Committee do consider the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU: Sudan and South Sudan—follow-up report (28th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 280). After debate, the motion was agreed to.
The Committee adjourned at 8.29pm.