LORDS

House of Lords Journal

Select a session:

2012-13 (245)

Tuesday 5 February 2013

Minutes of Proceedings

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells.

Select Committee Report

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
26th Report on the following instruments:
Draft Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) 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 Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (Amendment) Order 2013. (HL Paper 112)

Public Business

Taxation: tax collection A question was asked by Lord Harrison and answered by Lord Newby.
Ministerial Code A question was asked by Lord Campbell-Savours and answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.
Food banks A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Lord De Mauley.
Forestry A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Lord De Mauley.
Statutory Instruments The Chairman of Committees moved that Lord Walpole be appointed a member of the Joint Committee in place of Lord Rees-Mogg. The motion was agreed to.
Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2013 Lord Taylor of Holbeach moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 19 December 2012 be approved. The motion was agreed to.
Control of Donations and Regulation of Loans etc. (Extension of the Prescribed Period) (Northern Ireland) Order 2013 Baroness Randerson moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 5 December 2012 be approved. The motion was agreed to.
Civil Enforcement of Road Traffic Contraventions (Representations and Appeals) (Wales) Regulations 2013 Baroness Randerson moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 December 2012 be approved. The motion was agreed to.
10 Scrap Metal Dealers Bill The report was received.
11 Defamation Bill The report was received. Amendments 1 and 2 were agreed to (see divisions 1 and 2). An amendment was agreed to. The report stage was adjourned.
12 NHS Bodies and Local Authorities (Partnership Arrangements, Care Trusts, Public Health and Local Healthwatch) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/3094) Lord Collins of Highbury moved that this House regrets that the NHS Bodies and Local Authorities (Partnership Arrangements, Care Trusts, Public Health and Local Healthwatch) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/3094) fail to guarantee sufficient representation of local patient interests and, despite Government assurances given to the House at Committee stage of the Health and Social Care Bill on 15 December 2011, have through restrictions on campaigning deliberately tied the hands of Local Healthwatch bodies from giving public voice to those patient interests. After debate, the motion was disagreed to (see division 3).
13 Defamation Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 11. Amendments were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 84)
The House adjourned at 10.45pm until Wednesday 6 February at 3.00pm .
Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (PRA-regulated Activities) Order 2013