Monday, 2 June 2008

BERR Day in the House of Lords

Today in the House of Lords, legislation put forward by BERR - the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (previously the DTI)

There will be a motion (which should take just moments) that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to which the Energy Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:Clauses 1 to 36; Schedule 1; Clauses 37 to 41; Schedule 2; Clauses 42 to 74; Schedule 3; Clauses 75 to 96; Schedule 4; Clause 97; Schedule 5; Clauses 98 to 102. [the Committee stage will be taken in the Moses Room from 12th June]

Statute Law (Repeals) Bill [HL] Third Reading

Employment Bill [HL] Third Reading
BERR is headed by its Secretary of State, John Hutton. Its other Ministers are
- Minister of State (Business and Regulatory Reform) - Lord Jones of Birmingham
- Minister of State (Employment Relations and Postal Affairs) Mr Pat McFadden MP
- Minister of State (Energy) Malcolm Wicks MP
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Competitiveness, Deregulation and British Business Council)
Baroness Vadera
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Trade and Consumer Affairs - also in the Department for International Development) Mr Gareth Thomas MP
The Department's website can be found at http://www.berr.gov.uk/index.html