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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 29 February 2012

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 Defamation Bill, Draft—Government response to the Report of the Joint Committee on the Draft Defamation Bill. () (8295)

2 Hong Kong—Six-monthly Report on Hong Kong 1 July–31 December 2011. () (8304)

3 Contingent Liability—Minute from the Department of Energy and Climate Change concerning a contingent liability to be given by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in respect of the contract for the Parent Body Organisation for the Dounreay Site Licence Company. () (—)

Public Bodies Orders

The following orders were laid before the House under section 11 of the Public Bodies Act 2011:

1 Draft Inland Waterways Advisory Council (Abolition) Order 2012

2 Draft British Waterways Board (Transfer of Functions) Order 2012

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Medicines (Products for Human Use) (Fees) Regulations 2012, laid under the Medicines Act 1971. (504)

2 Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Children's Homes etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Children Act 1989. (511)

3 National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006. (515)

4 Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Police Act 1997. (523)

5 Pension Protection Fund and Occupational Pension Schemes (Levy Ceiling and Compensation Cap) Order 2012, laid under the Pensions Act 2004. (528)

6 Police Authority (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Police Act 1996. (536)

7 Occupational Pension Schemes (Contracting-out and Modification of Schemes) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Pension Schemes Act 1993. (542)

8 Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992. (573)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report of the Office for National Statistics on Marriage Summary Statistics for England and Wales for 2009, laid under the Registration Service Act 1953.

2 Report of the Information Commissioner on the Attorney General's veto on disclosure of the minutes of the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Devolution for Scotland, Wales and the Regions, laid under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.