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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 22 January 2013

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Ripon and Leeds.

Select Committee Report

1 Secondary Legislation Scrutiny
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

24th Report on the following public bodies order:

Public Bodies Order—recommendation that the following order should be subject to the enhanced affirmative procedure set out in section 11(6) to (9) of the Public Bodies Act 2011:
Draft Public Bodies (The Office of Fair Trading Transfer of Consumer Advice Scheme Function and Modification of Enforcement Functions) Order 2013

and on the following statutory instruments:
Draft Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2013
Draft Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 2013
Draft Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Council Tax Increases) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Draft Social Security (Payments on Account of Benefit) Regulations 2013
Draft Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2013
Draft Universal Credit Regulations 2013
Draft Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2013 (HL Paper 107).

Private Business

2 Hertfordshire County Council (Filming on Highways) Bill [HL] The bill was presented and read a first time.

Public Business

3 Sudan A question was asked by Baroness Cox and answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.

4 Children: suicide and self-harm A question was asked by Baroness Benjamin and answered by Baroness Garden of Frognal.

5 Bank of England A question was asked by Lord Barnett and answered by Lord Newby.

6 Helicopter flights: central London A question was asked by Lord Faulkner of Worcester and answered by Earl Attlee.

7 Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be appointed to the Special Public Bill Committee on the Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland)Bill [HL]:

  1. E Attlee
  2. L Bates
  3. L Browne of Ladyton
  4. L Cullen of Whitekirk (Chairman)
  5. V Hanworth
  6. B Liddell of Coatdyke
  7. E Lindsay
  8. L McAvoy
  9. D Montrose
  10. L Stephen
  11. L Wallace of Tankerness

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;

That the evidence taken by the Committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

The motion was agreed to.

8 Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill A bill to make provision relating to the up-rating of certain social security benefits and tax credits was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 78)

9 Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 78–EN)

10 Armed forces: redundancies Lord Astor of Hever repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

11 Growth and Infrastructure Bill The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments were considered. The House resumed.

12 Freedom of religion and conscience A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of Guildford and, after debate, answered by Baroness Warsi.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

13 Growth and Infrastructure Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 19. Amendments were considered. The House resumed after clause 3 was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 9.50pm until Wednesday 23 January at 3.00pm.