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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 16 December 2010

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol.

1 Royal Assent The Lord Speaker (Baroness Hayman) notified the Queen’s Assent to the following Acts:

Finance (No. 3) Act

c. 33

Equitable Life (Payments) Act

c. 34

Local Government Act

c. 35

Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Act

c. 36

Superannuation Act

c. 37

Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act

c. 38

Public Business

2 Women: economic policies A question was asked by Baroness Massey of Darwen and answered by Baroness Verma.

3 Public disorder A question was asked by Baroness Miller of Hendon and answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.

4 Indonesia A question was asked by Lord Harries of Pentregarth and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

5 Extradition: Gary McKinnon A question was asked by Lord Maginnis of Drumglass and answered by Baroness Neville-Jones.

6 Business of the House Lord Strathclyde moved that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on 21 December to allow the Consolidated Fund Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day. The motion was agreed to.

7 Procedure of the House The Chairman of Committees moved that the 3rd Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 71) be agreed to. The motion was agreed to.

8 Gulf of Mexico: oil spill (Balloted debate) Lord Moynihan moved for papers relating to the implications of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. After debate, the motion was withdrawn.

9 Electricity market reform Lord Marland repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

10 National Health Service: reorganisation (Balloted debate) Lord Touhig moved for papers relating to the reorganisation of the National Health Service. After debate, the motion was withdrawn.

11 Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 (Directions to OFCOM) Order 2010 Lord De Mauley moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 27 July be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 4.52pm until Monday 20 December at 2.15pm.