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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 30 April 2012

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Oxford.

Private Business

1 Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011 The Chairman of Committees in the House of Lords and the Chairman of Ways and Means in the House of Commons reported, pursuant to section 3(5) of the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945, that petitions had been presented against the Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011 by:

1. Ampthill Town Council [General Objection]

2. Aspley Guise Parish Council [General Objection]

3. Aspley Guise Parish Council [Amendment]

4. Aspley Heath Parish Council [General Objection]

5. Brogborough Parish Council [General Objection]

6. Brogborough Parish Council [Amendment]

7. Cranfield Parish Council [General Objection]

8. Cranfield Parish Council [Amendment]

9. Flitwick Town Council [General Objection]

10. Harlington Parish Council [General Objection]

11. Hockcliffe Parish Council [General Objection]

12. Houghton Conquest Parish Council [General Objection]

13. Houghton Regis Town Council [General Objection]

14. Hulcote and Salford Parish Council [General Objection]

15. Hulcote and Salford Parish Council [Amendment]

16. Husborne Crawley Parish Council [General Objection]

17. Husborne Crawley Parish Council [Amendment]

18. Kempston Town Council [General Objection]

19. Leighton-Linslade Town Council [General Objection]

20. Lidlington Parish Council [General Objection]

21. Lidlington Parish Council [Amendment]

22. Marston Moreteyne Parish Council [General Objection]

23. Marston Moreteyne Parish Council [Amendment]

24. Millbrook Parish Meeting [General Objection]

25. Millbrook Parish Meeting [Amendment]

26. Ridgmont Parish Council [General Objection]

27. Ridgmont Parish Council [Amendment]

28. Stewartby Parish Council [General Objection]

29. Stewartby Parish Council [Amendment]

30. Toddington Parish Council [General Objection]

31. Woburn Parish Council [General Objection]

32. Woburn Sands Town Council [General Objection]

33. Wootton Parish Council [General Objection]

34. Wootton Parish Council [Amendment]

35. Waste Recycling Group Limited, WRG Waste Services Limited and Anti Waste Limited [Amendment]

36. Central Bedfordshire Council [General Objection]

37. Central Bedfordshire Council [Amendment]

38. Bedford Borough Council [General Objection]

39. Bedford Borough Council [Amendment]

The Chairmen certified that only the following petitions were proper to be received: Petitions 36 and 38 as petitions of general objection and petitions 35, 37 and 39 as petitions for amendment; and they determined that the remaining petitions were not proper to be received. A Special Report was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 294)

Public Business

2 House of Lords: stonework A question was asked by Lord Flight and answered by the Chairman of Committees.

3 Abu Qatada A question was asked by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock and answered by Lord Henley.

4 Police: race relations policies A question was asked by Baroness Howells of St Davids and answered by Lord Henley.

5 Migration: university-sponsored students A question was asked by Lord Clement-Jones and answered by Lord Henley.

6 Business of the House Lord Strathclyde moved that Standing Order 40(1) (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Tuesday 1 May to enable the resumed debate on the motion in the name of Lord Richard to be taken as first business, and that no oral questions be taken on that day. The motion was agreed to.

7 Public Bodies (Abolition of Courts Boards) Order 2012 Lord Henley moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 31 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

8 Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [HL] Lord Henley moved that the bill be now read a second time. The motion was agreed to.

9 Draft House of Lords Reform Bill Lord Richard moved that this House takes note of the report from the Joint Committee on the draft House of Lords Reform Bill (HL Paper 284). After debate, the motion was adjourned.

10 Scotland Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with the Lords amendments agreed to.

11 News Corporation: conduct of Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Lord Strathclyde repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

12 Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to.

The House adjourned at 12.18am on Tuesday 1 May until 10.00am the same day.