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House of Lords Journal

The Journal is the formal and authoritative summary record of the proceedings of the House of Lords. Each Journal contains the attendance, minutes (including voting lists) and papers, along with some committee reports, for every day the House sat during a parliamentary session. Each sessional volume is indexed.

Journal for 26 May 2010

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Salisbury.

1 Oaths and affirmations The following Lords took and subscribed the oath, or made and subscribed the solemn affirmation, and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct:

David Anthony Llewellyn Lord Owen

Colin David Lord Boyd of Duncansby

Edmund Nigel Ramsey Lord Crisp

William Herbert Lord Laming

Michael John Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick

Robert Douglas Lord Carswell

Alan Michael Lord Sugar

Neil Gordon Lord Kinnock

Matthew Alan Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay

Acton, L., 21 Jun
Alli, L., 25 May
Ampthill, L., 16 Jun
Blyth of Rowington, L. 14 Jul
Boyd of Duncansby, L., 26 May
Bridges, L., 7 Jun
Brittan of Spennithorne, L., 25 May
Burns, L., 2 Jun
Butler of Brockwell, L., 25 May
Cameron of Lochbroom, L., 16 Jun
Carey of Clifton, L., 3 Jun
Carswell, L., 26 May
Carter of Barnes, L., 3 Jun
Chadlington, L., 25 May
Clement-Jones, L., 8 Jun
Coe, L., 16 Jun
Cohen of Pimlico, B., 18 May
Crisp, L., 26 May
Cullen of Whitekirk, L., 9 Nov
Darzi of Denham, L., 9 Jun
Davidson of Glen Clova, L., 27 May
Denham, L., 7 Jun
Drayson, L., 15 Nov
Evans of Parkside, L., 25 May
Exeter, Bp., 9 Jun
Gloucester, Bp., 10 Jun
Goldsmith, L., 7 Jun
Greengross, B., 25 May
Hastings of Scarisbrick, L., 26 May
Haworth, L., 2 Jun
Hayhoe, L., 2 Jun
Healey, L., 27 May
Heseltine, L., 2 Jun
Hoffmann, L., 9 Jul
Hooson, L., 2 Jun
Hunt of Chesterton, L., 25 May
Hurd of Westwell, L., 27 May
Jay of Paddington, B., 25 May
Kinnock, L., 26 May
Laming, L., 26 May
Lang of Monkton, L., 2 Jun
Levene of Portsoken, L., 25 May
Liverpool, Bp., 2 Jun
Lockwood, B., 14 Jul
Manchester, Bp., 9 Jun
Mandelson, L., 15 Jun
Mar, C., 2 Jun
Marshall of Knightsbridge, L., 2 Jun
May of Oxford, L., 14 Jun
McCluskey, L., 5 Jul
McColl of Dulwich, L., 2 Jun
Meacher, B., 2 Jun
Mitchell, L., 25 May
Mogg, L., 14 Jun
Monson, L., 25 May
Murphy, B., 25 May
Northbourne, L., 7 Jun
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L., 25 May
Owen, L., 26 May
Palumbo, L., 21 Jun
Patel, L., 2 Jun
Plant of Highfield, L., 25 May
Prashar, B., 25 May
Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L., 2 Jun
Rogers of Riverside, L., 12 Nov
Saatchi, L., 28 Jun
Sacks, L., 24 Jun
Sainsbury of Turville, L., 22 Dec
Saville of Newdigate, L., 28 Jun
Sewel, L., 25 May
Simpson of Dunkeld, L., 3 Jun
Stern of Brentford, L., 2 Jun
Sugar, L., 26 May
Swinfen, L., 25 May
Taverne, L., 2 Jun
Temple-Morris, L., 25 May
Triesman, L., 3 Jun
Turnberg, L., 7 Jun
Turner of Ecchinswell, L., 27 Apr
Vadera, B., 7 Dec
Vincent of Coleshill, L., 7 Jul
Vinson, L., 2 Jun
Waldegrave of North Hill, L., 24 Jun
Waverley, V., 7 Jun
Wilson of Tillyorn, L., 3 Jun
Young of Graffham, L., 14 Jun

2 Lord McAlpine of West Green The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord McAlpine of West Green in accordance with section 42(1) of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010, and that Lord McAlpine of West Green had therefore ceased to be a member of the House on 26 May 2010.

3 Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Baroness Amos for the remainder of this Parliament.

Public Business

4 Academies Bill [HL] Lord Wallace of Saltaire presented a bill to make provision about Academies. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 1)

5 Academies Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 1–EN)

6 Local Government Bill [HL] Baroness Hanham presented a bill to prevent the implementation of existing proposals made for the purposes of Part 1 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007; to revoke the Exeter and Devon (Structural Changes) Order 2010 and the Norwich and Norfolk (Structural Changes) Order 2010; and to make provisions consequential on that revocation. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 2)

7 Local Government Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 2–EN)

8 Defamation Bill [HL] Lord Lester of Herne Hill presented a bill to amend the law of defamation; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 3)

9 Dog Control Bill [HL] Lord Redesdale presented a bill to make provision about the control of dogs; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 4)

10 Re-Export Controls Bill [HL] Lord Alton of Liverpool presented a bill to make provision for the regulation of the re-export of military equipment and goods further to their original exportation from the United Kingdom. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 5)

11 Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill [HL] Lord Morris of Manchester presented a bill to establish a committee to advise on haemophilia; to make provision in relation to blood donations; to establish a scheme for NHS Compensation Cards for people who have been treated with and infected by contaminated blood or blood products; to make provision for the financial compensation of people treated with and infected by contaminated blood and blood products and their widows, dependants and carers; to establish a review of the support available for people who have been treated with and infected by contaminated blood or blood products; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 6)

12 Building Regulations (Review) Bill [HL] Lord Harrison presented a bill to make provision for a review of the Building Regulations 2000 with regard to the installation of automatic fire suppression systems in new residential premises. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 7)

13 House of Lords Reform Bill [HL] Lord Steel of Aikwood presented a bill to make provision for the appointment of a Commission to make recommendations to the Crown for the creation of life peerages; to restrict membership of the House of Lords by virtue of hereditary peerage; to make provision for permanent leave of absence from the House of Lords; to provide for the expulsion of members of the House of Lords in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 8)

14 Marine Navigation Aids Bill [HL] Lord Berkeley presented a bill to establish a Marine Navigation Aids Commission; to establish an Office of Marine Navigation Aids Regulation; to amend the Merchant Shipping Act 1995; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 9)

15 Committee of Selection The Chairman of Committees moved that in accordance with Standing Order 63 a Committee of Selection be appointed to select and propose to the House the names of the members to form each select committee of the House (except the Committee of Selection itself and any committee otherwise provided for by statute or by order of the House) or any other body not being a select committee referred to it by the Chairman of Committees, and the panel of Deputy Chairmen of Committees; and that the following members together with the Chairman of Committees be appointed to the Committee:

  1. B Anelay of St Johns
  2. L Bassam of Brighton
  3. B D’Souza
  4. B Goudie
  5. L Hylton
  6. L McNally
  7. B Royall of Blaisdon
  8. L Shutt of Greetland
  9. L Strathclyde
  10. L Wakeham.

The motion was agreed to.

16 Government spending Lord De Mauley repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

17 Queen’s Speech The debate on the motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty was resumed and, after further debate, was again adjourned until Thursday 27 May.

The House adjourned at 10.17pm until Thursday 27 May at 11.00am.