LORDS

House of Lords Journal

Select a session:

2012-13 (245)

Tuesday 19 March 2013

Minutes of Proceedings

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol.

Select Committee Reports

Economic Affairs
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
The Economic Implications for the United Kingdom of Scottish Independence. (2nd Report, HL Paper 152)
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
33rd Report, on the following instruments:
National Health Service (Primary Dental Services) (Miscellaneous Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2013
Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No. 2) Regulations 2013. (HL Paper 153)
Communications
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
Media convergence. (2nd Report, HL Paper 154)

Public Business

United Kingdom: ageing population A question was asked by Lord Filkin and answered by Earl Howe.
Health: homeopathy A question was asked by Lord Taverne and answered by Earl Howe.
Visas: Chinese visitors A question was asked by Lord Lee of Trafford and answered by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.
Bank of England: monetary policy A question was asked by Lord Barnett and answered by Lord Newby.
Crime and Courts Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments. It was ordered that the Commons amendments be printed. (HL Bill 90)
Crime and Courts Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the Commons amendments were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 90–EN)
10 Representation of the People (Election Expenses Exclusion) Order 2013 Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.
11 Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill The report was received. Amendments were disagreed to (see divisions 1 to 4). The report stage was adjourned.
12  Official Statistics Order 2013
Electoral Registration (Disclosure of Electoral Registers) Regulations 2013
Electoral Registration (Postponement of 2013 Annual Canvass) Order 2013
The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft statutory instruments.
13 Ethical and sustainable fashion A question was asked by Baroness Young of Hornsey and, after debate, answered by Lord De Mauley.
14 Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Bill A bill to make provision about the effect of certain provisions relating to participation in a scheme designed to assist persons to obtain employment and about notices relating to participation in such a scheme was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 91)
15 Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 91–EN)
16 Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 6. An amendment was considered.
The House adjourned at 9.02pm until Wednesday 20 March at 3.00pm .

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.
 Official Statistics Order 2013 Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Official Statistics Order 2013. The motion was agreed to.
 Electoral Registration (Disclosure of Electoral Registers) Regulations 2013 Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Electoral Registration (Disclosure of Electoral Registers) Regulations 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.
 Electoral Registration (Postponement of 2013 Annual Canvass) Order 2013 Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Electoral Registration (Postponement of 2013 Annual Canvass) Order 2013. The motion was agreed to.
Children: developmental care and autism A question was asked by Lord Maginnis of Drumglass and, after debate, answered by Baroness Northover.
Police: performance indicator management A question was asked by the Earl of Lytton and, after debate, answered by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.
Health: diabetes A question was asked by Lord Morris of Aberavon and, after debate, answered by Earl Howe.
The Committee adjourned at 7.37pm.
Representation of the People (Election Expenses Exclusion) Order 2013