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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 21 June 2011

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Exeter.

Select Committee Reports

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

34th Report, on the following negative instrument:
Modifications to the Standard Conditions of Electricity Supply Licences. (HL Paper 165)

2 Communications
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

The governance and regulation of the BBC. (2nd Report, HL Paper 166)

Public Business

3 Justice: North Liverpool Community Justice Centre A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of Liverpool and answered by Lord McNally.

4 Localism Bill: shadow mayors A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and answered by Baroness Hanham.

5 Regional Development Agencies A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Baroness Wilcox.

6 Education: academies funding A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Whitchurch and answered by Lord Hill of Oareford.

7 Business of the House Lord Strathclyde moved that Standing Order 40(1) be dispensed with on Wednesday 22 June to enable the adjourned debate on the motion in the name of Lord Strathclyde on the Government’s proposals for reform of the House of Lords to be resumed before oral questions. The motion was agreed to.

8 Draft Financial Services Bill Lord Strathclyde moved that it is expedient that a joint committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the draft Financial Services Bill presented to both Houses on 16 June (Cm 8083) and that the committee should report on the draft bill by 1 December 2011. The motion was agreed to and a message was sent to the Commons.

9 House of Lords: reform Lord Strathclyde moved that this House takes note of the Government's proposals for reform of the House of Lords set out in Cm 8077. After debate, the motion was adjourned until tomorrow.

10 Justice: reform of punishment, rehabilitation, sentencing and legal aid Lord McNally repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

The House adjourned at 9.38pm until Wednesday 22 June at 11.00am.