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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 11 October 2010

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.

1 Lord Monks John Stephen Monks, Esquire, having been created Baron Monks, of Blackley in the County of Greater Manchester, for life by Letters Patent dated 26 July 2010, was introduced between Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde and Lord Lea of Crondall, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (See Appendix)

2 Lord Acton The Lord Speaker informed the House that Lord Acton, a member of the House, had died on 10 October 2010.

Public Business

3 Immigration: detention of children A question was asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno and answered by Baroness Neville-Jones.

4 Disabled people: dementia A question was asked by Lord Ashley of Stoke and answered by Earl Howe.

5 Taxation: income tax A question was asked by Lord Higgins and answered by Lord Sassoon.

6 Argentina: Falkland Islands A question was asked by Viscount Montgomery of Alamein and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

7 Demonstrations in the Vicinity of Parliament (Removal of Authorisation Requirements) Bill [HL] Lord Tyler presented a bill to repeal sections 132 to 138 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 21)

8 House of Lords reform A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and, after debate, answered by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

9 Olympic Games: Olympic Truce A question was asked by Lord Bates and, after debate, answered by Baroness Rawlings.

10 Welfare reform Lord Freud repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

11 Health: neurological conditions A question was asked by Baroness Gardner of Parkes and, after debate, answered by Earl Howe.

The House adjourned at 7.17pm until Tuesday 12 October at 2.30pm.