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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 February 2013

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Worcester.

1 Barony of Fisher in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Petition of Patrick Vavasseur Fisher claiming to have succeeded to the Barony of Fisher in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as Lord Fisher on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5) was presented and referred to the Lord Chancellor for a report to the House pursuant to Standing Order 11.

Select Committee Reports

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

27th Report, on the following instruments:
Draft Financial Services Act 2012 (Misleading Statements and Impressions) Order 2013
Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2013
Draft Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2013. (HL Paper 116)

3 Procedure of the House
The 4th Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 117) (See Appendix).

Public Business

4 Retail: business rates A question was asked by Lord Naseby and answered by Baroness Hanham.

5 First World War: commemoration A question was asked by Lord Clark of Windermere and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.

6 Waste management: food waste A question was asked by Baroness Jenkin of Kennington and answered by Lord De Mauley.

7 Banking: LIBOR and EURIBOR A question was asked by Lord Bates and answered by Lord Deighton.

8 European Union (Approvals) Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to.

9 Hertfordshire County Council (Filming on Highways) Bill [HL] The bill was read a second time and committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee.

10 Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2013 Baroness Stowell of Beeston moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 Scrap Metal Dealers Bill The bill was read a third time and passed.

12 Public Service Pensions Bill The report was received. Amendment 1 was agreed to (see division). Amendments were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 86)

13 Police integrity Lord Taylor of Holbeach repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

14 Crime: women's safety A question was asked by Lord Desai and, after debate, answered by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

The House adjourned at 8.26pm until Wednesday 13 February at 3.00pm.