1 Lord Nash John Alfred Stoddard Nash, Esquire, having been created Baron Nash, of Ewelme in the County of Oxfordshire, for life by Letters Patent dated 21 January 2013, was introduced between Lord Saatchi and Lord Hill of Oareford, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (See Appendix)
2 Global hunger A question was asked by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead and answered by Baroness Northover.
3 Energy: wind farms A question was asked by Baroness Quin and answered by Baroness Verma.
4 Social care: funding A question was asked by Lord Warner and answered by Earl Howe.
5 Iraq: Camp Liberty A question was asked by Lord Maginnis of Drumglass and answered by Baroness Warsi.
6 Antarctic Bill A bill to make provision consequential on Annex VI to the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty; to amend the Antarctic Act 1994; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 76)
7 Antarctic Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 76–EN)
8 European Union (Croatian Accession and Irish Protocol) Bill The bill was read a third time and passed.
9 European Union (Approvals) Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.
10 Public Service Pensions Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 116A. Amendments were agreed to. The House resumed and the bill was reported to the House with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 77)
11 Algeria Lord Hill of Oareford repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.
12 Korean peninsula A question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool and, after debate, answered by Baroness Warsi.
Grand Committee Business
The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.
Intelligence and Security Committee: Annual Report 2011–12 The Marquess of Lothian moved that the Grand Committee takes note of the Intelligence and Security Committee Annual Report 2011–12. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
The Committee adjourned at 5.24pm.