However health minister Anne Milton told MPs that the government was "supportive of the spirit of these amendments".
Parts of Mr Straw's bill have been accepted by the government
Car insurance premiums are rising rapidly, and former Labour cabinet minister Jack Straw lays part of the blame on personal injury claims made after car accidents.
A "claims industry" had been created, he alleges, in which the personal information of people injured in traffic accidents "is traded like a commodity" between claims management companies, personal injury lawyers, credit hire companies and vehicle recovery firms.
Mr Straw called on the coalition to dismantle this "lucrative and self-serving merry-go-round", and drive motorists' bills back down.
The hardest word
The usually pugnacious shadow chancellor Ed Balls appeared to strike a conciliatory tone when
he said he was "deeply sorry"
for Labour's regulation of the banks in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis.
But his comments proved not to be barbless: shouldn't the Conservatives also display "a little humility" for their suggestion at the time that financial regulation was overly burdensome, he wondered.
Lord Trefgarne says sorry over stationery misuse
Meanwhile, Conservative peer and former trade minister Lord Trefgarne apologised for "errors" over his contact with Col Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam.
The peer had written to Saif al-Islam, now wanted for crimes against humanity, in 2007 in a bid to recover almost £1m in fees for providing advice on Scottish law as the Gaddafi regime made efforts to free Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi.
This was an "entirely proper arrangement", the peer has previously emphasised.
But he apologised to his colleagues for his "inappropriate" use of official House of Lords headed paper, and for the "premature" removal of relevant details from the register of peers' interests.
Mr Carswell had ten minutes to set out his case
Sterling's stranglehold over British economic life should make way for the power of consumer choice, a Conservative MP has argued.
Douglas Carswell wants people in the UK to be free to use any currency to store their savings and carry out transactions.
Since consumers would be able to predict which currencies are most likely to hold their value, central bankers would be less likely to debase their currencies, Mr Carswell told MPs, and savers would benefit.
But Labour's John Mann spoke against Mr Carswell's plan.
"History demonstrates to us that given the opportunity in power, the Conservative Party will always attempt to undermine, whittle away and eventually destroy the great institutions of this country," he declared.
Tributes to former Lord Speaker
Baroness Hayman, the first Lord Speaker, was succeeded by Baroness D'Souza on the first day of the September sitting.
Peers paid tribute to Lady Hayman's energy and conscientiousness in the role, and warmly welcomed her successor.
to the outgoing Clerk of the House of Commons, Sir Malcolm Jack, on his final day's work in the chamber.
Quick on the draw
In an extremely rare occurrence, a vote in the Lords was tied, with 222 peers voting in favour of former Met police commissioner Lord Condon's bid to delay the introduction of new elected policing and crime commissioners, and 222 voting against.
Confusion reigned briefly,
but after swift consultation with the clerk on duty the deputy Speaker pointed out that in such cases the status quo is maintained; the rules of the chamber dictate that a majority is needed before any change can be made.
Northern Ireland Assembly
Students from Northern Ireland have learned that they will not face a comparable increase in university tuition fees to their English counterparts.
In a statement to Stormont, employment and learning minister Stephen Farry said it was "extremely good news" that the maximum fee will be £3,465 in 2012.
But he added that students from elsewhere in the UK would be charged higher fees to deter a "flood of applications".
First minister's questions
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has defended a trip to a fortune teller at his first questions session of the new term of the Scottish Parliament.
Mr Salmond confirmed that he had visited Gypsy Amalia in 2006.
"She said the SNP would win the 2007 election," he confided. "And lo and behold, it came to pass."