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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 15 December 2011

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford.

Public Business

1 Economy: deficit reduction A question was asked by Lord Barnett and answered by Lord Sassoon.

2 Justice: evidence A question was asked by Lord Lloyd of Berwick and answered by Lord Henley.

3 Political party funding A question was asked by Lord Tyler and answered by Lord McNally.

4 Crime: metal thieves A question was asked by Lord Faulkner of Worcester and answered by Lord Henley.

5 Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 Baroness O’Cathain moved that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 8 November, be annulled on the grounds that they do not fulfil the Government's pledge to protect properly faith groups from being compelled to register civil partnerships where it is against their beliefs. After debate, the motion was withdrawn.

6 Health and Social Care Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 296. Amendment 296A was disagreed to (see division list). Amendments were agreed to. The House resumed after amendment 327ZB.

The House adjourned at 6.01pm until Monday 19 December at 2.30pm.

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 2.00pm.

Protection of Freedoms Bill The Grand Committee further considered the bill (in respect of clauses 26–53, 57–63, 85–115 and Schedules 2, 3, 5, 6 and 8–10), beginning with amendment 116. Amendments were agreed to. The Committee adjourned after clause 99 was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 4.45pm.