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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 26 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 Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry. () (8576)

2 Terrorism—Report for the period July 2011 to December 2012 on CONTEST, the United Kingdom’s Strategy for Countering Terrorism. () (8583)

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution:

1 Draft Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates: Relevant Matters) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2013, laid under the Police Act 1997.

2 Draft Reservoirs Act 1975 (Exemptions, Appeals and Inspections) (England) Regulations 2013, laid under the Reservoirs Act 1975.

3 Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2013, laid under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

4 Draft Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (Contractual Scheme) Regulations 2013, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

5 Draft Cash Ratio Deposits (Value Bands and Ratios) Order 2013, laid under the Bank of England Act 1998.

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2013, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992. (718)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 The Fair Playing Field Review: Report of the Independent Review by Monitor, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

2 Statement of policy on the exercise of the Secretary of State's power under section 26(1) of the Railways Act 1993, laid under the Railways Act 1993.

3 Report for 2012 of expenditure incurred and prosecutions taken under the Animal Health Act 1981 and incidences of disease in imported animals, laid under the Animal Health Act 1981.

4 Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2013, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972.

5 (1) Parliamentary Pensions (Consolidation and Amendment) Regulations 1993 (Ministers’ etc. Pension Scheme) (Amendment) Scheme 2013. (2) Representations from the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund concerning the Parliamentary Pensions (Consolidation and Amendment) Regulations 1993 (Ministers’ etc. Pension Scheme) (Amendment) Scheme 2013. laid under the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010.

6 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Armouries, laid under the National Heritage Act 1983.

7 Report for 2011–12 on Smallholdings in England, laid under the Agriculture Act 1970.

8 Report and Accounts for the two years 2010–11 and 2011–12 of Firebuy Limited, laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Non-profit-making Companies) Order 2009.

9 Business Plan for 2013–16 of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, laid under the Energy Act 2004.

10 Civil List Pensions Warrant 2012–13, laid under the Civil List Act 1972.