LORDS

House of Lords Journal

Select a session:

2012-13 (245)

Wednesday 23 May 2012

Minutes of Proceedings

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.

Select Committee Reports

Statutory Instruments
The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
2nd Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:
Draft Electoral Registration Data Schemes Order 2012
Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Courts Administration and the Public Guardian Board) Order 2012
Draft Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (Code of Practice for the Video Recording with Sound of Post-Charge Questioning) Order 2012
Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes C, G and H) Order 2012
Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Video Recording with Sound of Interviews and Associated Code of Practice) Order 2012
Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Codes of Practice for the Exercise of Stop and Search Powers) Order 2012
Draft Social Security (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2012
Draft Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) Order 2012
Draft Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Controlled Activity and Prescribed Criteria) Regulations 2012
Draft Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012
Draft Statutory Auditors (Amendment of Companies Act 2006 and Delegation of Functions etc.) Order 2012
Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Functions of Returning Officers) Regulations 2012
Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012
Draft Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Determination of Turnover for Monetary Penalties) Order 2012
Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2012. (HL Paper 9)
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:
1st Report, on the following bill:
Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [HL]and on the following Legislative Reform Order:
Draft Legislative Reform (Annual Review of Local Authorities) Order 2012. (HL Paper 10)

Public Business

Police: reduction in numbers A question was asked by Baroness Smith of Basildon and answered by Lord Henley.
Media ownership A question was asked by Lord Fowler and answered by Baroness Garden of Frognal.
Asylum seekers: children A question was asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett and answered by Lord Henley.
National Health Service: general practitioners A question was asked by Lord Laming and answered by Earl Howe.
Financial Services Bill A bill to amend the Bank of England Act 1998, the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the Banking Act 2009; to make other provision about financial services and markets; to make provision about the exercise of certain statutory functions relating to building societies, friendly societies and other mutual societies; to amend section 785 of the Companies Act 2006; to make provision enabling the Director of Savings to provide services to other public bodies; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 25)
Financial Services Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 25–EN)
Civil Aviation Bill A bill to make provision about the regulation of operators of dominant airports; to confer functions on the Civil Aviation Authority under competition legislation in relation to services provided at airports; to make provision about aviation security; to make provision about the regulation of provision of flight accommodation; to make further provision about the Civil Aviation Authority's membership, administration and functions in relation to enforcement, regulatory burdens and the provision of information relating to aviation; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 26)
10 Civil Aviation Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 26–EN)
11 Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2012 Baroness Rawlings moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.
12 Community Right to Challenge (Fire and Rescue Authorities and Rejection of Expressions of Interest) (England) Regulations 2012 Baroness Hanham moved that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.
13 G8 and NATO Summit Lord Strathclyde repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.
14 European Union (Approval of Treaty Amendment Decision) Bill [HL] Lord Howell of Guildford moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
The House adjourned at 8.02pm until Thursday 24 May at 11.00am .
Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Controlled Activity and Prescribed Criteria) Regulations 2012