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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 12 January 2012

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

1 The Lord Bishop of Durham Justin Portal Lord Bishop of Durham was introduced between the Lord Archbishop of York and the Lord Bishop of London, 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
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
*St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, Bp., 8 Mar
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

2 Lord O’Donnell Sir Augustine Thomas O’Donnell, GCB, having been created Baron O’Donnell, of Clapham in the London Borough of Wandsworth, for life by Letters Patent dated 10 January 2012, was introduced between Lord Armstrong of Ilminster and Baroness Manningham-Buller, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct. (See Appendix 1)

Select Committee Report

3 Privileges and Conduct
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

The Conduct of Lord Avebury. (11th Report, HL Paper 246) (See Appendix 2)

Public Business

4 Prisons: population A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Lord McNally.

5 Health: pathfinders A question was asked by Baroness Jolly and answered by Earl Howe.

6 Railways: train design A question was asked by Lord Bradshaw and answered by Earl Attlee.

7 Health: breast cancer A question was asked by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin and answered by Earl Howe.

8 Business of the House Lord Strathclyde moved that the debates on the motions in the names of Lord Wills and Baroness Smith of Basildon set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours. The motion was agreed to.

9 Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

10 Special Educational Needs (Direct Payments) (Pilot Scheme) Order 2012 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

11 Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2011 Lord Strathclyde moved that the Rules be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

12 Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 4) 2012 Lord Strathclyde moved that the Rules be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

13 Electoral registration (2½-hour debate) Lord Wills moved that this House takes note of Government policy on electoral registration. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

14 Green agenda (2½-hour debate) Baroness Smith of Basildon moved that this House takes note of the Government's green agenda. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

15 Financial Supervisory Framework (EUC Report) Lord Harrison moved that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU Financial Supervisory Framework: an update (20th Report, HL Paper 181). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

16 Protection of Freedoms Bill The bill was reported from the Grand Committee with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 121)

17 Draft House of Lords Reform Bill A message was brought from the Commons that they concur with the resolution of this House of 20 December 2011 that it be an instruction to the Joint Committee on the draft House of Lords Reform Bill that it should report on the draft Bill by 27 March.

The House adjourned at 6.41pm until Monday 16 January 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 147A. Amendments were agreed to. It was ordered that the bill be reported with amendments.

The Committee adjourned at 6.16pm.