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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 8 December 2011

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle.

1 Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Baroness Vadera for the remainder of this Parliament.

Public Business

2 Young children: language development A question was asked by Lord Quirk and answered by Lord Hill of Oareford.

3 Kosovo and Serbia A question was asked by the Earl of Sandwich and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

4 Cycling: accidents on pavements A question was asked by Lord Harrison and answered by Earl Attlee.

5 Libraries: access A question was asked by Lord Collins of Highbury and answered by Baroness Rawlings.

6 Subterranean Development Bill [HL] Lord Selsdon presented a bill to make provision for the regulation of subterranean development work; to establish a code of practice for subterranean development work; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 117)

7 Merits of Statutory Instruments The Chairman of Committees moved that Baroness Eaton be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Lucas. The motion was agreed to.

8 Business of the House Lord Strathclyde moved that Standing Order 40(1) (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Tuesday 13 December and Monday 19 December to enable proceedings on the Health and Social Care Bill to take place before oral questions. The motion was agreed to.

9 United Kingdom manufacturing industry (Balloted debate) Lord Haskel moved that this House takes note of the development and retention of manufacturing industry in the United Kingdom. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

10 Health: neurological conditions (Balloted debate) Lord Dubs moved that this House takes note of the support available for persons with neurological conditions. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

11 Citizens Advice Bureaux A question was asked by Lord Boateng and, after debate, answered by Baroness Wilcox.

The House adjourned at 5.48pm until Friday 9 December at 10.00am.