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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 21 March 2013

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 Health—Government response to the 8th Report of the House of Commons Health Committee on the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. () (8568)

2 Treaty Series—First, Second, Third, and Fourth Supplementary Lists of Ratifications, Accessions, Withdrawals, etc. with Treaty Index for 2012. () (8589)

3 Water—International Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses. () (8590)

4 Border Controls—Government response to the 8th Report from the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee on The work of the UK Border Agency (April–June 2012). () (8591)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Health Education England (Establishment and Constitution) Amendment Order 2013, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006. (647)

2 Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013, laid under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. (645)

3 Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2013, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992. (665)

4 Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Amendment Order 2013, laid under the Housing Act 1996. (666)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report and Accounts for the period 1 April to 30 September 2012 of the General Social Care Council, laid under the Care Standards Act 2000.

2 Accounts for 2010–11 of the National Loans Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Harbours Act 1964.

3 Annual Plan for 2013–14 of the Office of Fair Trading, laid under the Enterprise Act 2002.

4 Report for 2012 of the Service Complaints Commissioner for the Armed Forces, laid under the Armed Forces Act 2006.