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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 19 December 2011

All statutory instruments laid before the House are accompanied by an Explanatory Memorandum presented by command of Her Majesty, unless otherwise indicated.

Command Papers

The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty:

1 Post-Legislative Scrutiny—Post-Legislative Assessment of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. () (8236)

2 Banking—Government response to the report of the Independent Commission on Banking. () (8252)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)

The following negative instruments were laid before the House on 16 December:

1 Seed Marketing (Amendment) Regulations 2011, laid under the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964. (2992)

2 Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2011, laid under the Employment Relations Act 1999. (3006)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Transfer of Functions (Food) Regulations 2011, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990. (3012)

2 Armed Forces Redundancy Scheme 2006, the Armed Forces Redundancy etc. Schemes 2010 and the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2005 (Amendment) Order 2011, laid under the Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Act 2004. (3013)

3 (1) Police (Amendment) Regulations 2011. (3026)(2) Police (Performance and Conduct) (Amendment: Metropolitan Police) Regulations 2011. (3027)(3) Police Appeals Tribunals (Amendment: Metropolitan Police) Rules 2011. (3029)laid under the Police Act 1996.

4 Police (Complaints and Misconduct) (Amendment: Metropolitan Police) Regulations 2011, laid under the Police Reform Act 2002. (3028)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Statutory Guidance on Injunctions to Prevent Gang-Related Violence, laid under the Policing and Crime Act 2009.

2 (1) Report and Accounts for 2010–11 of the Natural Environment Research Council. (2) Report and Accounts for 2010–11 of the Science and Technology Facilities Council. laid under the Science and Technology Act 1965.

3 Report for the year ending October 2011 of the Independent Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency and Independent Monitor for Entry Clearance Refusals without the right of appeal, laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

4 Report and Accounts for 2010–11 of Creative Scotland National Lottery Distribution Fund, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

5 Report of the Electoral Commission on performance standards for Returning Officers in Great Britain, laid under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.