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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.

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Journal for 8 March 2011

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Leicester.

1 Lord Glasman Maurice Mark Glasman, Esquire,having been created Baron Glasman, of Stoke Newington and of Stamford Hill in the London Borough of Hackney, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 4 February 2011, was introduced between Lord Falconer of Thoroton and Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (See Appendix)

2 The Lord Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich William Nigel Lord Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich was introduced between the Lord Bishop of Chester and the Lord Bishop of Leicester, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L., 17 Jan
Allan of Hallam, L., 26 Jul
Armstrong of Hill Top, B., 6 Jul
Bakewell, B., 25 Jan
Bannside, L., 5 Jul
Beecham, L., 27 Jul
Benjamin, B., 28 Jun
Berridge, B., 20 Jan
*Birmingham, Bp., 26 Oct
Black of Brentwood, L., 13 Jul
Blair of Boughton, L., 26 Jul
Blencathra, L., 10 Mar
Boateng, L., 1 Jul
Boswell of Aynho, L., 19 Jul
Brinton, B., 10 Feb
Browne of Ladyton, L., 27 Jul
Browning, B., 13 Jul
Collins of Highbury, L., 24 Jan
Cormack, L., 21 Dec
Curry of Kirkharle, L., 24 Oct
Dannatt, L., 24 Jan
Davies of Stamford, L., 8 Jul
Deben, L., 21 Jun
*Derby, Bp. 15 Jun
Dobbs, L., 20 Dec
Donaghy, B., 1 Jul
Doocey, B., 22 Dec
Drake, B., 5 Jul
Durham, Bp., 12 Jan
Eaton, B., 22 Jul
Edmiston, L., 18 Jan
Empey, L., 19 Jan
Faulks, L., 28 Jul
Feldman of Elstree, L. 20 Dec
Fellowes of West Stafford, L., 13 Jan
Fink, L., 20 Jan
Flight, L., 17 Jan
Framlingham, L., 18 Jan
Gardiner of Kimble, L., 24 Jun
German, L., 29 Jun
Glasman, L., 8 Mar
Glendonbrook, L., 22 Mar
Gold, L., 3 Feb
Grade of Yarmouth, L., 27 Jan
Green of Hurstpierpoint, L., 22 Nov
*Guildford, Bp., 27 May
Hayter of Kentish Town, B., 22 Jun
Healy of Primrose Hill, B., 21 Jul
Hennessy of Nympsfield, L., 25 Nov
Heyhoe Flint, B., 25 Jan
Hill of Oareford, L., 27 May
Hollins, B., 15 Nov
Howard of Lympne, L., 20 Jul
Hughes of Stretford, B., 26 Jul
Hussain, L., 25 Jan
Hussein-Ece, B., 29 Jun
Hutton of Furness, L., 1 Jul
Jenkin of Kennington, B., 27 Jan
Jolly, B., 11 Jan
Kennedy of Southwark, L., 28 Jun
Kestenbaum, L., 26 Jan
King of Bow, B., 31 Jan
Knight of Weymouth, L. 23 Jun
Kramer, B., 10 Jan
Lexden, L., 10 Jan
Liddell of Coatdyke, B., 13 Jul
Liddle, L., 21 Jun
Lingfield, L., 20 Dec
Lister of Burtersett, B., 1 Feb
Loomba, L., 17 Jan
Lothian, M. (Kerr of Monteviot, L.), 22 Nov
Macdonald of River Glaven, L., 20 Jul
Magan of Castletown, L., 27 Jan
Maples, L., 24 Jun
Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L., 13 Jan
McAvoy, L., 22 Jun
McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L., 28 Jun
McFall of Alcluith, L., 6 Jul
Monks, L., 11 Oct
Morgan of Ely, B., 26 Jan
Newlove, B., 15 Jul
Noon, L., 31 Jan
Nye, B., 20 Jul
O’Donnell, L., 12 Jan
*Oxford, Bp., 25 Nov
Palmer of Childs Hill, L., 19 Jan
Parminter, B., 19 Jul
Popat, L., 12 Jul
Prescott, L., 8 Jul
Randerson, B., 31 Jan
Reid of Cardowan, L., 22 Jul
Ribeiro, L., 21 Dec
Risby, L., 11 Jan
Ritchie of Brompton, B., 29 Jun
Sassoon, L., 3 Jun
Shackleton of Belgravia, B., 22 Dec
Sharkey, L., 21 Dec
Sherlock, B., 5 Jul
Shipley, L., 15 Jul
Singh of Wimbledon, L., 24 Oct
Smith of Basildon, B., 8 Jul
Spicer, L., 12 Jul
Stedman-Scott, B., 19 Jul
Stephen, L., 7 Feb
Stevenson of Balmacara, L., 15 Jul
Stirrup, L., 1 Feb
Stoneham of Droxford, L., 20 Jan
Storey, L., 3 Feb
Stowell of Beeston, B., 12 Jan
Strasburger, L., 12 Jan
Taylor of Goss Moor, L., 22 Jul
Touhig, L., 30 Jun
True, L., 11 Jan
Tyler of Enfield, B., 1 Feb
Wasserman, L., 13 Jan
Wei, L., 3 Jun
Wheatcroft, B., 10 Jan
Wheeler, B., 14 Jul
Wigley, L., 24 Jan
Williams of Baglan, L., 18 Oct
Willis of Knaresborough, L., 7 Jul
Wills, L., 12 Jul
*Winchester, Bp., 26 Mar
Wolfson of Aspley Guise, L., 6 Jul
Wood of Anfield, L., 18 Jan
Worthington, B., 2 Feb

Select Committee Reports

3 Merits of Statutory Instruments
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

24th Report, on the following affirmative instruments:
Draft Employment and Support Allowance (Work-Related Activity) Regulations 2011
Export Control (Amendment) Order 2011
Export Control (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2011

and on the following negative instruments:
Immigration (Designation of Travel Bans) (Amendment) Order 2011
Libya (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011. (HL Paper 109)

4 European Union Committee
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Amending Article 136 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. (10th Report, HL Paper 110)

5 Human Rights
The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Draft Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004 (Remedial) Order 2010 (second Report). (9th Report, HL Paper 111)

Public Business

6 Big Society: women's organisations A question was asked by Baroness Gould of Potternewton and answered by Baroness Warsi.

7 Credit unions A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Lord Sassoon.

8 Women: assistance in pregnancy A question was asked by Baroness Gale and answered by Lord Freud.

9 Insurance: gender discrimination A question was asked by Lord Gordon of Strathblane and answered by Baroness Verma.

10 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 Wednesday 9 March to allow the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 2) Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day. The motion was agreed to.

11 Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects (Temporary Extension) Bills Lord Strathclyde moved that it is expedient that a joint committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects (Temporary Extension) Bills presented to both Houses on 11 February (Cm 8018) and that the committee should report on the draft Bills by 9 June. The motion was agreed to and a message was sent to the Commons.

12 Jobseeker's Allowance (Work Experience) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 Lord Freud moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 26 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

13 Postal Services Bill The bill was considered in Committee. The House resumed after amendment 7.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

14 Energy Bill [HL] The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 167. Amendments were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 54)

15 Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (Continuance in Force of Sections 1 to 9) Order 2011 Baroness Neville-Jones moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 3 February be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 8.56pm until Wednesday 9 March at 3.00pm.