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House of Lords Business

Wednesday 10 January 2007 at 3.00pm

*Oral questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether in the light of their work-life balance policies they will support the British Cleaning Council’s campaign to promote a return to daytime office cleaning.

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of current green taxes on climate change.

*Lord De Mauley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendations of the Law Commission regarding post legislative scrutiny.

*Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Minister for Europe, Mr Geoff Hoon (formerly Secretary of State for Defence), refused the request of the coroner to give evidence to the inquest into the death of Sergeant Steven Roberts.

Mental Health Bill [HL] Committee (day 2) [Lord Hunt of Kings Heath] 2nd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take in response to the report by the Youth Justice Board, published on 2 November, on research into Anti-social Behaviour Orders given to young people between January 2004 and January 2005. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

†Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill [HL] Committee (day 3) [Lord Truscott] 2nd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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Future Business

Thursday 11 January at 11.00am

*Baroness Turner of Camden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the effectiveness of lay involvement in the governance of trust-based and contract-based workplace pension schemes in light of the Holden Trusteeship Review, Putting Structure into the System.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will next meet members of the government of Germany to discuss the German European Union Presidency and their principal matters of interest.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to ensure that the United Kingdom is the world leader in tackling the problems caused by online and other gambling.

†*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of current electoral developments in Bangladesh.

The Lord President (Baroness Amos) intends to move the following four motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period) Order 2007 The Lord President (Baroness Amos) to move that the Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Police and Criminal Evidence (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 The Lord President (Baroness Amos) to move that the Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Street Works (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 The Lord President (Baroness Amos) to move that the Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

District Electoral Areas Commissioner (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2006 The Lord President (Baroness Amos) to move that the Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Baroness Whitaker to call attention to the Government’s White Paper, Making governance work for the poor, Cm 6876; and to move for papers.

Baroness Kingsmill to call attention to the United Kingdom’s competitiveness in a global economy; and to move for papers.

Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they are providing to meet relief and development needs in the Palestinian Occupied Territories.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill Committee [Baroness Scotland of Asthal]

Monday 15 January at 2.30pm

Rt Hon Sir David Neuberger will be introduced as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they considered the implications for United Kingdom tourism before deciding to reduce the budget of British Waterways.

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future funding of museums and galleries.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have undertaken any cost-benefit analysis of the role of the sub post office in today’s society.

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the conduct of the new Great Western Trains franchise has met the Government’s performance criteria.

Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to ask Her Majesty’s Government what benefits are expected from the International Polar Year 2007-08 following the British hosting of the Antarctic Treaty consultative meeting in Edinburgh in June. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Mental Health Bill will continue.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill will continue at 3.30pm in the Moses Room.

Tuesday 16 January at 2.30pm

*Lord Cobbold to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the status of the root and branch review of the ABC system of drug classification, announced by the Home Secretary in January 2005.

*Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to implement the United Nations Charter on disability rights.

*Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom airline industry is making sufficient efforts to reduce its carbon emissions and combat global warming.

Conventions of the United Kingdom Parliament Lord Falconer of Thoroton to move that this House takes note with approval of the report of the Joint Committee on Conventions of the UK Parliament.

Wednesday 17 January at 3.00pm

†*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have supported, in the Council of Ministers, the European Union’s use of Article 308 of the Treaty Establishing the European Communities as the legal basis for the European Union’s Civil Protection Mechanism.

*Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government, at the last date for which figures are available, how many couples with a child under five were living with relatives or in temporary accommodation waiting to buy an affordable home.

*Lord Hannay of Chiswick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact assessment they have made of the effect on the higher education sector of a possible further increase in visa fees for international students; and what consideration they are giving to waiving such fees.

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to address the present problems facing the bus industry. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Mental Health Bill will conclude.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill will continue at 3.45pm in the Moses Room.

Thursday 18 January at 11.00am

*Lord Low of Dalston to ask Her Majesty’s Government what account they propose to take, in the forthcoming Manual for Streets, of (a) the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association’s research on shared surfaces; and (b) the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee’s research on Home Zones.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the consequences to National Health Service patients of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence’s decision not to approve the drug Velcade.

*Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Royal Navy future carrier demonstration phase is expected to complete, and when the main investment decision is expected to be taken.

Earl of Listowel to call attention to issues relating to the social care workforce; and to move for papers. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Lord Chidgey to call attention to the present franchising system for the railway industry; and to move for papers. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Lord Renton of Mount Harry to move that this House takes note of the report of the European Union Committee on Managing Nuclear Safety and Waste: the role of the EU. (37th Report, HL Paper 211, Session 2005-06)

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill will continue at 2.00pm in the Moses Room, and that it will conclude..

Monday 22 January at 2.30pm

*Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received regarding dangers to navigation posed by the proposed wind farm development off the Kent and Essex coasts.

*Lord Giddens to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current status of Turkey’s potential accession to the European Union.

*Lord Archer of Sandwell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Final Declaration of the Sixth Review Conference on the Biological Weapons Convention.

*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent consideration they have given to representations from Football DataCo Limited on the effect on English and Scottish football of the Directive on the legal protection of databases (96/9/EC) and the Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997 (SI 1997/3032) as interpreted by the European Court of Justice.

†Legal Services Bill [HL] Committee (day 2) [Lord Falconer of Thoroton] 3rd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

†Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment No. 3) Order 2006 Lord Davies of Oldham to move that the Order laid before the House on 18 December 2006 be approved. (Dinner break business)

†Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Exemption) (Amendment) Order 2006 Lord Davies of Oldham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 18 December 2006 be approved. (Dinner break business)

†Draft Uncertificated Securities (Amendment) Regulations 2006 Lord Davies of Oldham to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 18 December 2006 be approved. (Dinner break business)

†Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2006 Lord Davies of Oldham to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 18 December 2006 be approved. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Tuesday 23 January at 2.30pm

*Lord Lloyd of Berwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the total cost of establishing the new Supreme Court in the Middlesex Guildhall, including costs already incurred, and the eventual cost of creating seven new courtrooms elsewhere in central London to replace those currently in the Guildhall.

*Lord Ezra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made towards the development of clean coal technology, including carbon capture and storage.

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the value to the economy of informal recreational activities such as walking, cycling and mountaineering.

†Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill [HL] Report [Baroness Ashton of Upholland]

†Draft National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) Order 2006 Lord Evans of Temple Guiting to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 19 December 2006 be approved. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Legal Services Bill will continue.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

†Further Education and Training Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Truscott] 3rd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Wednesday 24 January at 3.00pm

*Lord Lamont of Lerwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will set up an enquiry into the operating efficiency of Heathrow Airport run by BAA, as it affects the tourist industry.

*Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to put greater emphasis in their annual Remembrance Day services on the role played by other states in ensuring victory.

*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they decided to discontinue the use of X-rays to assist in age determination for immigration purposes.

†Lord Drayson to move that this House takes note of the White Paper, The Future of the United Kingdom’s Nuclear Deterrent.

Thursday 25 January at 11.00am

*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have not yet signed the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.

*Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the preferred bidder for the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft was announced.

*Viscount Tenby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the number of successful prosecutions in relation to the use of hand-held telephones whilst driving.

†Draft Compensation (Exemptions) Order 2006 Baroness Ashton of Upholland to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 29 November 2006 be approved.

†Draft Marriage Act 1949 (Remedial) Order 2006 Baroness Ashton of Upholland to move that the draft Remedial Order laid before the House on 20 February 2006 be approved.

†Cluster Munitions (Prohibition) Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Dubs] 3rd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Further Education and Training Bill will continue at 2.00pm in the Moses Room.

Friday 26 January at 11.00am

†Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Lester of Herne Hill]

†Public Demonstrations (Repeals) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer]

†Government Spending (Website) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Noakes]

Monday 29 January at 2.30pm

*Baroness Miller of Hendon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what conclusions they draw from the report of the Office for National Statistics that there are 37,000 more unemployed 16 to 24 year-olds than there were in May 1997, and that 75 per cent more 18 to 24 year-olds have been out of work for over six months compared with five years ago.

*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Information Commissioner’s Report What Price Privacy Now, whether the individuals who had their communications intercepted have a legal right to be so informed by the relevant news agencies.

*Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes they have made to the treatment of children in custody since the report by Lord Carlile of Berriew into physical restraint, forcible strip searching and solitary confinement in custodial institutions for children, published in February 2006.

*Lord Blaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in dealing with the cultivation of opium poppies in Afghanistan.

Tuesday 30 January at 2.30pm

†*Lord Trimble to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are under an obligation by European law or European directives to grant European Union nationals access to posts in the United Kingdom Civil Service; and whether they have any plans to do so.

†*Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what view they are taking in the Council of Ministers concerning the proposal by Commissioner Reding to reduce the costs of mobile phone calls across European borders.

†*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made a recent assessment of the implementation of section 295 and Schedule 23 (road user charging) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Further Education and Training Bill will continue at 3.30pm in the Moses Room.

Wednesday 31 January at 3.00pm

*Lord Bishop of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information is given to asylum adjudicators regarding conditions in those countries subject to or emerging from conflict whose nationals are seeking asylum.

†*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will repeat Operation Pentameter, concerning trafficked women, in the near future.

†Baroness Jay of Paddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they assess the effectiveness of palliative care services; and on what basis decisions to fund additional services are taken. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

It is expected that the Committee Stage of the Legal Services Bill will continue.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Further Education and Training Bill will continue at 3.45pm in the Moses Room.

Tuesday 6 February at 2.30pm

†*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent DNA and other forms of personal identification could be retained and of assistance in the identification of false accusers in rape investigations.

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Motions for Balloted Debate

Ballot on 16 January for debate on 8 February. Time limit 2½ hours

Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe to call attention to the economic impact of higher education institutions; and to move for papers.

Lord Tombs to call attention to issues facing the electricity supply industry and to the case for a strategic decision mechanism; and to move for papers.

Lord Dykes to call attention to the present financial situation of the Channel Tunnel; and to move for papers.

Lord Norton of Louth to call attention to the case for changing the form in which legislation is presented to Parliament; and to move for papers.

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Other Motions for Debate

Lord Dykes to call attention to the economic and social conditions in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank; and to move for papers.

Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to call attention to developments in Latin America; and to move for papers.

Lord Northbourne to call attention to the rights of the child and to the role of stability and family life in the well being of children; and to move for papers.

Baroness Stern to move that this House takes note of the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism, Cm. 6907, presented to Parliament on 24 July; and requests that Her Majesty’s Government do not ratify it until the Joint Committee on Human Rights has reported on its implications.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to call attention to conflict in Africa; and to move for papers.

Baroness Byford to call attention to services to the public in rural areas; and to move for papers.

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Motions relating to Statutory Instruments

Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2006 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 6 December, be annulled (SI 2006/3188). 5th Report from the Merits Committee

Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Cross-compliance) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 Baroness Byford to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 8 December, be annulled (SI 2006/3254). 5th Report from the Merits Committee

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Questions for Short Debate

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they agree with the First Report from the Committee for Privileges, Code of Conduct and Members’ Interests, (Session 2003-04, HL Paper 69) in particular its recommendation that Members of the House in receipt of pensions from the European Union do not normally need to declare such pensions as a financial interest when taking part in debates on European Union matters; and, if so, why.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to honour their commitment that family carers of people with lifelong severe intellectual impairment should be at the heart of decision-making about their relatives’ accommodation, health care and support.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Botswana about its treatment of the bushmen of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

Lord Blaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current state of relations between the government of Israel and the various Palestinian political organisations.

Lord Alderdice to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in the statutory regulation of the professions of psychology, psychotherapy and counselling in the past six years.

Lord Alderdice to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they would support moves towards developing an inclusive semi-permanent conference table to address the problems of the Middle East.

Lord Holme of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of Chinese investment in Africa.

Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to combat AIDS across the world and its effect on children.

Lord Carlile of Berriew to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether physical restraints, including seclusion and strip searching, are used on children in custody.

Lord Carlile of Berriew to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the future of British architecture.

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government why civil justice costs must be recovered in their entirety from those who become suitors before the court.

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on their capital building programme.

Baroness Neuberger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to prevent malnutrition in hospitals, as highlighted in the Age Concern report, Hungry to be Heard.

Baroness Neuberger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the British Medical Association’s report, Child and adolescent mental health—a guide for healthcare professionals, published in June 2006.

Baroness Sharp of Guildford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether current or proposed methods of allocating research funds amongst universities are sufficient to support basic research infrastructures or to promote innovative and applied research.

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they will seek in formulating their response to the Chief Medical Officer’s report, Good Doctors, Safer Patients.

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase provision of contraceptive services, prevent the closure of specialist community clinics and increase the availability of training in contraceptive services and sexual health.

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to help provide homes for homeless and overcrowded families.

Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to develop the education of young people in custody.

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of inheritance tax.

Lord Jenkin of Roding to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will announce their decision on the provision of Alternatively Secured Pensions.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking, along with international partners, to secure peace in Darfur.

Lord Taverne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will withdraw financial support which encourages farmers to convert to organic farming.

Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the development of the Central American Integration System.

Lord Woolmer of Leeds to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of the Yorkshire and Humber region to the United Kingdom economy.

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role and contribution of the creative industries to the economy and well being of the United Kingdom.

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision they will make for the teaching of English for speakers of other languages in England in the next academic year.

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are supporting Liverpool in preparing for its role as European Capital of Culture 2008.

Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to promote the United Nations Convention on disability.

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they can and will do to prevent primary care trusts and hospital trusts reducing spending on specialist nursing services in the treatment and support of patients with long-term conditions.

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to ask Her Majesty’s Government how and when they will implement the proposals contained in the Department of Health report, Mending hearts and brains, in respect of stroke victims.

Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government what lessons have been learned from the comments made by the coroner in the case of Sergeant Steven Roberts.

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their current relations with Iran.

Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current situation in Georgia.

†Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the performance of the British Airports Authority is satisfactory.

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Questions for Written Answer

Tabled on 9 January and due for answer on 23 January.

Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Warner on 8 January (WA 32-3) whether, without the writing back of the £350 million contingency established by strategic health authorities, the actual National Health Service cash deficit for the current fiscal year is £444 million. HL1058

Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Warner on 8 January (WA 32-3), whether the £350 million contingency established by the strategic health authorities is separate from the £350 million contingency released to secure the net deficit forecast of £94 million for the current financial year. HL1059

Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Warner on 8 January (WA 32-3) that the £350 million contingency “has not been created from new funding provided by the Department” in the current financial year, whether the contingency was provided as a charge against National Health Service funding included for the previous fiscal year. HL1060

Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Warner on 8 January (WA 32-3), whether Strategic Health Authorities and National Health Service trusts created individual contingencies or provisions at the outset of the current financial year. HL1061

Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Warner on 8 January (WA 32-3), whether all or any of the two contingencies of £350 million from either 2005-06 or 2006-07 were charged to the closing accounts for the financial year 2005-06. HL1062

Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Warner on 8 January (WA 32-3), what will be the actual cost of the redundancy programme for which they project a further £250 million will be released to frontline services; what is the proposed timetable for this redundancy programme; how many jobs will be lost as a result of this programme; and whether this cost and this revenue benefit are both included in the current projected deficit for the current financial year. HL1063

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide a breakdown of the persons detained at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre on 27 November 2006 showing the average length of detention under Immigration Act powers and the nationalities of those detained (a) for fast tracking; (b) for removal or deportation following a custodial sentence for a criminal offence and (c) others, distinguishing separately where appropriate those who had claimed asylum at any stage. HL1064

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will give a breakdown of the persons who were discharged from Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre during the third quarter of 2006, showing how many were (a) granted bail; (b) granted temporary admission; (c) released for any other reason; (d) removed; and (e) transferred to another Immigration Removal Centre or prison. HL1065

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask the Prisons Ombudsman to conduct an independent inquiry into the aetiology of the 27 November 2006 disturbances at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre. HL1066

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 8 January (WA 13-14) concerning British Overseas citizens of Nepalese origin, whether the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong will provide such persons with written confirmation stating that they were a Hong Kong British Dependent Territories citizen on 4 February and 30 June 1997 to enable the Nepalese authorities to determine whether or not the person in question was a citizen of Nepal on 4 February and 30 June 1997; and what is the cost of obtaining such confirmation from the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong. HL1067

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 8 January (WA 13-14) concerning British Overseas citizens of Nepalese origin, why the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong requires each applicant to obtain an individual letter stating whether the person has ever held Nepalese nationality when (i) they are aware that the Nepalese Consul-General in Hong Kong is unwilling or unable to issue such letters, and (ii) the Home Office and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have already had discussions and correspondence with the Nepalese authorities in Kathmandu, the outcome of which would enable them to determine, to the standard of proof required for civil matters, whether or not a person was a citizen of Nepal. HL1068

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government under what circumstances a person would not have been a British Dependent Territories citizen on 4 February and 30 June 1997, if—

(a) he was born in Hong Kong before 1 January 1949 and was therefore a natural-born British subject at birth,

(b) immediately before 1 January 1949 he had not ceased to be a British subject, and

(c) after 1 January 1949 he had not renounced British nationality. HL1069

Lord Carlile of Berriew to ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions strip searching involving physical restraint occurred at Vinney Green Local Authority Secure Children’s Home in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November 2006. HL1070

Lord Carlile of Berriew to ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions strip searching involving physical restraint occurred at Swanwick Lodge Local Authority Secure Children’s Home in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November 2006. HL1071

Lord Carlile of Berriew to ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions strip searching involving physical restraint occurred at Sutton Place Local Authority Secure Children’s Home in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November 2006. HL1072

Lord Carlile of Berriew to ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions strip searching involving physical restraint occurred at Red Bank Local Authority Secure Children’s Home in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November 2006. HL1073

Lord Carlile of Berriew to ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions strip searching involving physical restraint occurred at Orchard Lodge Local Authority Secure Children’s Home in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November 2006. HL1074

Lord Carlile of Berriew to ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions strip searching involving physical restraint occurred at Kyloe House Local Authority Secure Children’s Home in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November 2006. HL1075

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the adoption by the Department for Communities and Local Government of the national default retirement age of 65 is compatible with its responsibility as the lead department for equality and human rights. HL1076

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the Department for Communities and Local Government can fulfil its commitment to promoting economic and social inclusion in its adoption of the national retirement age of 65. HL1077

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the cost to date of the criminal investigations in connection with the United Kingdom airport security alert in early August 2006. HL1078

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what inspection system they have in place to monitor National Health Service waiting lists in Northern Ireland and to ensure hospital trusts are providing full and accurate information on waiting times; whether waiting times for initial consultant appointments are recorded separately from waiting times for treatment or surgery; and, if not, whether they will take steps to ensure that these statistics are recorded and published separately. HL1079

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the recent announcement by the government of the Republic of Ireland that drift netting is to end off the Irish coast will have on the netting regime under the jurisdiction of the Irish cross-border Loughs’ Agency. HL1080

Lord Mason of Barnsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government which accredited companies have been approved to escort abnormal loads on motorways. HL1081

Lord Mason of Barnsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent abnormal loads on motorways are restricted to night time travel only; and what night time movement of abnormal loads on motorways has taken place during 2005 and 2006. HL1082

Lord Mason of Barnsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of abnormal loads on motorways are escorted by the police; and, of these, what proportion took place in (a) daylight, and (b) at night. HL1083

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish figures showing the number of sudden spot checks carried out by security and immigration personnel on entrants through United Kingdom airports in the last six months, as a proportion of total entrants; how many of these were checks carried out as soon as the passenger had left the aeroplane; and how many were carried out after the normal checks applicable to all passengers. HL1084

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what methods are used by United Kingdom security and immigration personnel at airports to identify themselves to entering passengers when carrying out sudden spot checks outsider the normal immigration queues. HL1085

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to explain the official position on organic food following the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ most recent comments on the subject. HL1086

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make available to United Kingdom secondary schools copies of the audio-visual presentations made by former United States Vice President Al Gore on climate change. HL1087

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their present policy of increasing wetlands environmental zones will counter the effects of pollution, incorrect waste disposal and global warming in and near large United Kingdom conurbations. HL1088

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what new steps they will take in 2007 to support the various stages of the European Union environment and climate change measures agreed by the European Council of Ministers. HL1089

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures are being taken to encourage the medical profession to prescribe in line with patient pack sizes. HL1090

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total sum of legal costs, including those incurred at trial and paid to solicitors and barristers in the British Coal Respiratory Disease Litigation. HL1091

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total sum of legal costs, including those incurred at trial and paid to solicitors and barristers in the British Coal Vibration White Finger Litigation. HL1092

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many claimants continue to await payment of their compensation in the British Coal Respiratory Disease Litigation. HL1093

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many claimants continue to await payment of their compensation in the British Coal Vibration White Finger Litigation. HL1094

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to provide answers to questions HL184-HL188, tabled on 20 November 2006. HL1095

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many persons have died of injuries inflicted by hand guns in each year since the passage of the Firearms Acts. HL1096

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have died since 1963 at the hands of persons previously convicted of homicide. HL1097

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is within the public sector continuing expenditure in respect of the Outline National Changeover Plan in preparation for entry into European Monetary Union. HL1098

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether support to be given in schools to the institution of marriage will be confined to marriage between persons of the opposite sex, or whether it will be extended to other lasting relationships between persons of the opposite or same sex. HL1099

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions there have been of cyclists riding on footpaths in the Metropolitan Police area in each of the last ten years for which figures are available. HL1100

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many fixed penalty notices have been issued to cyclists riding on footpaths in the London Metropolitan Police area; and how many of those have been paid. HL1101

Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the cases of Sergeant Selman and others acquitted at court martial, what action they have taken to improve the translation and interpretation facilities available to investigators in-theatre. HL1102

Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the cases of Sergeant Selman and others acquitted at court martial, what procedures have been put in place to ensure that all statements taken in the course of an investigation, particularly those requiring interpretation and translation, are read back to interviewees and an addendum signed to confirm this. HL1103

Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the cases of Sergeant Selman and others acquitted at court martial, whether the defence had access to their own (or independent) translation and interpretation services when provided with all statements taken during the course of the investigation. HL1104

Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the cases of Sergeant Selman and others acquitted at court martial, whether (a) the witness statement provided by Sergeant Selman and (b) the transcript of Sergeant Selman’s interview under caution were excluded from evidence and did not go before the court; and, if so , for what reasons. HL1105

Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government, arising from the published findings of the Board of Inquiry into the death of Sergeant Steven Roberts in March 2003, what progress the Headquarters Director Royal Armoured Corps has made in developing doctrinal notes and Standard Operating Procedures for the employment of armoured fighting vehicles at vehicle checkpoints in situations of both warfare and peacekeeping. HL1106

Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government, arising from the published findings of the Board of Inquiry into the death of Sergeant Steven Roberts in March 2003, what steps have been taken, via the introduction of Bowman or otherwise, to provide Personal Role Radio fully interoperable with the communications systems of armoured fighting vehicles. HL1107

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government for how many cases each caseholder in the Immigration and Nationality Department is normally responsible. HL1108

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Organisation for Migration, UNICEF and the governments of Jordan and Syria to ensure temporary protection and eventual resettlement for Iraqi civilians, Palestinians and Kurds, now in both states, having fled from violence and persecution in Iraq. HL1109

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they acknowledge some responsibility for ensuring the safety and future well-being of Iraqis who have worked for or helped British forces and international and voluntary organisations in Iraq; and, if so, what action they are planning. HL1110

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the Kurdish Regional Authority (in Iraq) to accept for resettlement Kurds now living in Al Ruwaishid Camp in Jordan and in other locations near the frontier. HL1111

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many serious accidents involving heavy goods vehicles have taken place in conditions of poor visibility or darkness which might have been avoided through the use of high conspicuity tape. HL1112

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in developing their contribution to the European Commission Communication Freight Logistics in Europe—Key to Sustainable Mobility, they will ensure that paragraph 4.2.8 concerning loading standards includes specific provision for 9 foot 6 inch containers to be conveyed by train from major ports in Great Britain. HL1113

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they propose to publish the outstanding regulations following the enactment of the Traffic Management Bill. HL1114

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by the Minister of State at the Home Office, Mr Michael, on 25 June 1998 (HoC Deb, cols 589-590) on Public Interest Immunity Documents, whether they will review the answers to parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of that question. HL1115

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed the appropriateness of the appointment of Mr D Farrell QC as representing both the Crown in the Warren Blackwell appeal hearing and the Crown in the original trial of Warren Blackwell; and whether this is normal practice. HL1116

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether disciplinary action is to be taken in the case of prosecutions in the Warren Blackwell trial and appeal for failure to disclose evidence of importance to the case for the defence. HL1117

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government by what means arrangements for extending the right of Appeal Court judges to remove anonymity from false accusers could be introduced, whether by primary legislation, secondary legislation or Order in Council. HL1118

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the 32 cases since 1997 referred to the Court of Appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission turned on false allegations made by accusers. HL1119

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the proportion of successful convictions for rape in the last year for which statistics are available where guilt was established through (a) a guilty plea, and (b) a jury decision. HL1120

Lord Acton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by the Secretary of State for the Home Department on 20 July 2006 (HC Deb, col 473) that vulnerable women should not be in prison, what is their estimate of the number of vulnerable women currently in prison. HL1121

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government who appointed the human rights forum which met in Northern Ireland on 18 December 2006; how it was funded; who selected the members; and for what purpose. HL1122

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government under what standing orders the Bill of Rights Forum which met in Northern Ireland on 18 December 2006 operates; and on what basis the voting is operated. HL1123

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to attract investment to County Fermanagh. HL1124

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have been charged with parking their cars on the footpath in Belfast in each year since 2003. HL1125

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have proposals to build a bypass around Enniskillen in County Fermanagh; and, if so, what they are. HL1126

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve traffic flow through Dungiven in County Londonderry. HL1127

Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the level of skill required for preparing adequate school meals; what training is provided for this purpose; and what is the relevant Sector Skills Council. HL1128

Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision is typically made in state schools for the storage of school meals brought in by pupils; and whether these arrangements are adequate. HL1129

Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they propose to take to tackle obesity in young people. HL1130

Lord Russell-Johnston to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have given any consideration to enabling frequent fliers to obtain security clearance in advance in order to accelerate security procedures at airports. HL1131

Lord Russell-Johnston to ask Her Majesty’s Government which member countries of the European Union issue diplomatic passports to their Parliamentarians. HL1132

Lord Russell-Johnston to ask Her Majesty’s Government to which categories of people they issue diplomatic passports; and on the basis of what criteria. HL1133

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Questions unanswered after 14 days

The questions asked on the dates shown in bold were due for answer by the dates in brackets The Government department responsible for answering each Question is shown in square brackets.

15 November (29 November)

HL36 Lord Pearson of Rannoch [DoH]

20 November (4 December)

HL165 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [NIO]

HL184 Lord Ramsbotham [HO]

HL185 Lord Ramsbotham [HO]

HL186 Lord Ramsbotham [HO]

HL187 Lord Ramsbotham [HO]

HL188 Lord Ramsbotham [HO]

21 November (5 December)

HL232 Lord Avebury [HO]

HL233 Lord Avebury [HO]

HL234 Lord Avebury [HO]

HL235 Lord Avebury [HO]

HL258 Baroness Harris of Richmond [HO]

27 November (11 December)

HL379 Lord Garden [MoD]

HL388 Lord Clement-Jones [HO]

28 November (12 December)

HL425 Lord Rana [NIO]

HL426 Lord Rana [NIO]

HL428 Lord Rana [HO]

HL441 Lord Laird [DoH]

HL444 Lord Laird [NIO]

30 November (14 December)

HL502 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL509 Lord Jones of Cheltenham [DoH]

HL526 Lord Campbell-Savours [HO]

4 December (18 December)

HL541 Lord Avebury [HO]

HL555 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [DCMS]

HL556 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [MoD]

HL568 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL569 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL586 Lord Harrison [DoH]

5 December (19 December)

HL604 Baroness Hollis of Heigham [DWP]

HL605 Baroness Hollis of Heigham [DWP]

HL606 Baroness Hollis of Heigham [DWP]

HL614 Lord Laird [NIO]

6 December (20 December)

HL646 Baroness Williams of Crosby [HO]

HL647 Baroness Williams of Crosby [HO]

HL657 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [DCLG]

HL659 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [DCLG]

HL660 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [DCLG]

HL661 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [DCLG]

HL665 Baroness Anelay of St Johns [HO]

HL670 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL673 Baroness Hollis of Heigham [DWP]

HL674 Baroness Hollis of Heigham [DWP]

7 December (21 December)

HL697 Lord Patten [DCLG]

11 December (27 December)

HL739 Lord Selsdon [DoH]

HL744 Lord Astor of Hever [MoD]

HL745 Lord Astor of Hever [MoD]

HL746 Lord Astor of Hever [MoD]

HL752 Lord Morris of Manchester [DoH]

HL762 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [DfES]

HL776 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL778 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL779 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL783 Lord Marlesford [MoD]

HL785 Baroness Uddin [DfID]

HL787 Baroness Uddin [DCLG]

12 December (27 December)

HL797 Lord Carlile of Berriew [DfES]

HL798 Lord Carlile of Berriew [DfES]

HL800 Lord Tebbit [HO]

HL804 Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract [DCA]

HL807 Lord Morris of Manchester [MoD]

HL822 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [DoH]

HL823 Lord Vinson [DEFRA]

HL824 Lord Vinson [DEFRA]

HL825 Lord Vinson [DEFRA]

HL826 Lord Vinson [DEFRA]

HL829 Lord Harrison [DoH]

HL833 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL834 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL836 Countess of Mar [MoD]

13 December (27 December)

HL837 Lord Hylton [DfID]

HL849 Lord Vinson [DoH]

HL850 Baroness Darcy de Knayth [CO]

HL856 Lord Astor of Hever [MoD]

HL857 Lord Judd [DEFRA]

HL864 Lord Greaves [DoH]

HL865 Lord Greaves [DCLG]

HL872 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL876 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL877 Lord Laird [NIO]

14 December (28 December)

HL891 Lord Carlile of Berriew [HO]

HL892 Lord Carlile of Berriew [HO]

HL893 Lord Teverson [DfT]

HL894 Lord James of Blackheath [DoH]

HL896 Lord Greaves [DCLG]

HL897 Lord Greaves [DEFRA]

HL898 Lord Greaves [DEFRA]

HL899 Lord Greaves [DEFRA]

HL909 Lord Jacobs [DoH]

HL910 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [DEFRA]

HL920 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL921 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL922 Lord Laird [NIO]

15 December (29 December)

HL924 Lord Avebury [HO]

HL925 Lord Avebury [HO]

HL928 Lord Avebury [AGO]

HL937 Lord Astor of Hever [DfID]

HL945 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [DWP]

HL946 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [DWP]

HL947 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

HL948 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

HL950 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [DCLG]

18 December (2 January)

HL961 Lord Varley [DWP]

HL962 Lord Garden [MoD]

HL963 Lord Garden [FCO]

HL965 Lord Carlile of Berriew [HO]

HL966 Lord Carlile of Berriew [HO]

HL967 Lord Carlile of Berriew [HO]

HL968 Lord Carlile of Berriew [HO]

HL969 Lord Carlile of Berriew [HO]

HL970 Lord Carlile of Berriew [HO]

HL971 Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank [DoH]

HL972 Lord Tanlaw [DCMS]

HL973 Lord Tanlaw [DEFRA]

HL983 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [HO]

HL984 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [HO]

HL988 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [HO]

HL989 Baroness Scott of Needham Market [HO]

HL996 Lord Greaves [DfT]

HL997 Lord Greaves [DfT]

HL999 Lord Greaves [DCLG]

HL1000 Lord Greaves [DCLG]

HL1001 Lord Greaves [DEFRA]

HL1002 Lord Morris of Manchester [DoH]

HL1008 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL1009 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL1010 Lord Laird [NIO]

19 December (2 January)

HL1011 Lord Astor of Hever [MoD]

HL1016 Lord Astor of Hever [MoD]

HL1020 Lord Beaumont of Whitley [DCLG]

HL1021 Lord Hylton [FCO]

HL1022 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL1023 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL1024 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL1025 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL1026 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL1027 Lord Carlile of Berriew [HO]

HL1028 Lord Carlile of Berriew [HO]

HL1029 Lord Carlile of Berriew [HO]

HL1030 Lord Carlile of Berriew [HO]

HL1031 Lord Carlile of Berriew [DfES]

HL1032 Lord Carlile of Berriew [DfES]

HL1034 Lord Avebury [HO]

HL1037 Lord Greaves [DEFRA]

HL1038 Lord Greaves [DEFRA]

HL1039 Lord Greaves [DEFRA]

HL1040 Lord Greaves [DEFRA]

HL1041 Lord Greaves [DEFRA]

HL1042 Lord Greaves [DEFRA]

HL1043 Lord Alton of Liverpool [DoH]

HL1044 Lord Alton of Liverpool [DoH]

HL1045 Lord Alton of Liverpool [DoH]

HL1046 Lord Alton of Liverpool [DoH]

HL1047 Lord Morris of Manchester [DoH]

HL1051 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [DCA]

HL1054 Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract [DTI]

HL1055 Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract [DTI]

HL1056 Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract [DTI]

HL1058 Lord Tyler [MoD]

HL1059 Lord Tyler [MoD]

HL1060 Lord Tyler [MoD]

HL1061 Lord Tyler [DTI]

HL1063 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL1065 Lord Laird [FCO]

HL1066 Lord Tebbit [CO]

HL1067 Earl of Sandwich [FCO]

Number of questions allocated to each department which are unanswered after 14 days.

[AGO] 1 [CO] 2 [DCA] 2 [DCLG] 12 [DCMS] 2 [DEFRA] 17
[DfES] 5 [DfID] 3 [DfT] 3 [DoH] 19 [DTI] 4 [DWP] 8
[FCO] 4 [HO] 44 [MoD] 15 [NIO] 24

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Bills in Progress

Type of Bill To be considered
Waiting for Second Reading
Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) [HL] Private Member’s 26 January
Palliative Care [HL] Private Member’s
European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) [HL] Private Member’s
Interception of Communications (Admissibility of Evidence) [HL] Private Member’s
Public Demonstrations (Repeals) [HL] Private Member’s 26 January
Bailiffs (Licensing) [HL] Private Member’s
Corruption [HL] Private Member’s
Government Spending (Website) [HL] Private Member’s 26 January
Energy Efficiency and Microgeneration [HL] Private Member’s
Victims of Overseas Terrorism [HL] Private Member’s
Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee
Whitehaven Harbour [HL] Private
Re-committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee
Transport for London [HL] Private
London Local Authorities and Transport for London Private
Committed to a Grand Committee
Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress [HL] Government 10 January
Further Education and Training [HL] Government 23 January
Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Government 11 January
Committed to a Committee of the Whole House
Mental Health [HL] Government 10 January
Legal Services [HL] Government 22 January
Cluster Munitions (Prohibition) [HL] Private Member’s 25 January
Disabled Persons (Independent Living) [HL] Private Member’s
European Union (Information, etc.) [HL] Private Member’s
Waiting for Report
Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement [HL] Government 23 January
Concessionary Bus Travel [HL] Government
Waiting for Third Reading
London Local Authorities [HL] Private

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Affirmative Instruments in Progress

The Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee has drawn attention to certain instruments in the reports indicated

Merits Committee To be considered
Waiting for consideration by the Statutory Instruments Committee
Draft Compensation (Exemptions) Order 2006 25 January
Draft Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period) Order 2007
Draft Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Order 2007
Draft Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Amendment of Schedules 3 and 5) Order 2007
Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment No. 3) Order 2006 22 January
Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Exemption) (Amendment) Order 2006 22 January
Draft Uncertificated Securities (Amendment) Regulations 2006 22 January
Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2006 22 January
Draft National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) Order 2007 23 January
Draft Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Order 2007
Draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Anti-social Behaviour Order Functions) (England) Order 2007
Draft Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Loss of Capacity during Research Project) (England) Regulations 2007
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Loss of Capacity during Research Project) (England) Regulations 2006
Draft Police and Criminal Evidence (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007
Draft Street Works (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007
Draft Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007
Draft District Electoral Areas Commissioner (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2006
Draft Waste (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007
Draft Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 2007
Draft Taxis (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

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Negative Instruments

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires To be considered
5th Report
Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2006 2 February
Housing (Assessment of Accommodation Needs) (Meaning of Gypsies and Travellers) (England) Regulations 2006 1 February
Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Cross-compliance) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 4 February

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Regulatory Reform Orders in Progress

The Regulatory Reform Committee has reported on Orders in the reports indicated

Regulatory Reform
Committee
To be considered
Orders referred to the Regulatory Reform Committee for first-stage scrutiny
Draft Regulatory Reform (Game) Order 2007
Draft Regulatory Reform (Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) Order 2006
Draft Regulatory Reform (Collaboration etc. between Ombudsmen) Order 2007
Draft Regulatory Reform (Deer) (England and Wales) Order 2007
Reported following first-stage scrutiny by the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Regulatory Reform (Public Service Vehicles) Order 2005 14th Report

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Remedial Order in Progress Under Schedule 2 to the Human Rights Act 1998

Draft Order waiting for Affirmative Resolution
29th Report
Draft Marriage Act 1949 (Remedial) Order 2006 25 January

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Committees

Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords’ rooms in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheet

Wednesday 10 January
European Union Sub Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade in Brussels
European Union Sub-Committee C Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy 10.30am
Science and Technology Sub-Committee I Allergy 11.00am
Science and Technology Sub-Committee II Personal Internet Security 3.30pm
European Union Sub-Committee E Law and Institutions 4.15pm
Thursday 11 January
European Union Sub-Committee G Social and Consumer Affairs 9.30am
Monday 15 January
European Union Sub-Committee B Internal Market 4.00pm
Human Rights Joint Committee 4.00pm
Procedure Committee Domestic Committee 4.00pm
Tuesday 16 January
Science and Technology Select Committee 11.00am
Regulators Select Committee 1.00pm
in Room 134, Millbank House
Economic Affairs Select Committee 3.30pm
Merits of Statutory Instruments Select Committee 3.30pm
Wednesday 17 January
Constitution Committee Select Committee 10.30am
European Union Sub-Committee D Environment and Agriculture 10.30am
European Union Sub-Committee F Home Affairs 10.30am
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Select Committee 10.30am
Statutory Instruments Joint Committee 4.00pm
Tuesday 23 January
European Union Select Committee 4.15pm
Wednesday 24 January
Information Domestic Committee 4.15pm
Tuesday 6 February
House Committee Domestic Committee 4.00pm

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Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 9 January

The House met at 2.30pm
Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham

Public Business

1   Energy: nuclear fuel bank A question was asked by Lord Jenkin of Roding and answered by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon.

2   Crime: rape A question was asked by Lord Campbell-Savours and answered by Lord Goldsmith.

3   Gambling: sport A question was asked by Lord Faulkner of Worcester and answered by Lord Davies of Oldham.

4   Medical research: animal eggs A question was asked by Lord Taverne and answered by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.

5   Legal Services Bill [HL] The bill was considered in committee. Amendments 1 to 32 were considered. Amendments were agreed to. The House was resumed.

6   Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 Lord Morrow moved that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 24 November, be annulled. After debate, the motion was disagreed to (see division list).

The House adjourned at 10.01pm until Wednesday 10 January at 3.00pm.

Paul Hayter

Clerk of the Parliaments

Appendix

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill [HL] The Grand Committee considered the bill. Amendments 67 to 123A were considered. The Committee adjourned after amendment 123A.

The Committee adjourned at 7.31pm

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Papers

All statutory instruments laid before the House are accompanied by an Explanatory Memorandum presented by command of Her Majesty, unless otherwise indicated.

Affirmative Instruments

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

1   Draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Anti-social Behaviour Order Functions) (England) Order 2007, laid under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.

2   Draft Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Loss of Capacity during Research Project) (England) Regulations 2007, laid under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

3   Draft Taxis (Northern Ireland) Order 2007, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 2000.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1   Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Appropriate Body) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2006, laid under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.   (3474)

2   Carriage of Explosives (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006, laid under the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978.   (SR520)

Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report and Accounts for 2005-06 of the National Patient Safety Agency, laid under the National Health Service Act 1977.

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Division on 9 January 2007

Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

Division No. 1

Lord Morrow moved that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 24 November, be annulled. The House divided:

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   Not-contents   199

Contents

Astor of Hever, L. Brookeborough, V.
Browne of Belmont, L. [Teller] Caithness, E. Carnegy of Lour, B.
Chester, Bp. De Mauley, L. Dear, L.
Dixon-Smith, L. Dundee, E. Eden of Winton, L.
Elton, L. Ferrers, E. Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Greenway, L. Hamilton of Epsom, L. Henley, L.
Hylton, L. Kalms, L. Kilclooney, L.
Kimball, L. Knight of Collingtree, B. Laird, L.
Lewis of Newnham, L. Lindsay, E. Luke, L.
Lyell, L. McColl of Dulwich, L. Macfarlane of Bearsden, L.
Mackay of Clashfern, L. Marlesford, L. Masham of Ilton, B.
Mawhinney, L. Molyneaux of Killead, L. Monson, L.
Montrose, D. Moran, L. Morrow, L.
Nickson, L. Northbourne, L. O’Cathain, B.
Onslow, E. Paisley of St George’s, B. [Teller] Patten, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L. Pilkington of Oxenford, L. Rochester, Bp.
Rogan, L. Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly. Seccombe, B.
Selsdon, L. Shaw of Northstead, L. Southwell and Nottingham, Bp.
Steinberg, L. Stewartby, L. Sutherland of Houndwood, L.
Swinfen, L. Taylor of Holbeach, L. Taylor of Warwick, L.
Tebbit, L. Thomas of Swynnerton, L. Tombs, L.
Trefgarne, L. Trenchard, V. Trimble, L.
Vinson, L. Wilcox, B. Winchester, Bp.

Not Contents

Acton, L. Adams of Craigielea, B. Addington, L.
Adebowale, L. Adonis, L. Alli, L.
Amos, B. (Lord President) Andrews, B. Archer of Sandwell, L.
Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L. Ashton of Upholland, B. Avebury, L.
Bach, L. Barker, B. Bassam of Brighton, L.
Best, L. Bilston, L. Blackstone, B.
Blood, B. Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B. Bradley, L.
Bragg, L. Brett, L. Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L. Burnett, L. Cameron of Dillington, L.
Campbell-Savours, L. Carlile of Berriew, L. Carter of Coles, L.
Chandos, V. Clark of Windermere, L. Clement-Jones, L.
Clinton-Davis, L. Corbett of Castle Vale, L. Craig of Radley, L.
Crawley, B. D’Souza, B. Davidson of Glen Clova, L.
Davies of Coity, L. Davies of Oldham, L. [Teller] Dholakia, L.
Drayson, L. Dubs, L. Dykes, L.
Eatwell, L. Evans of Temple Guiting, L. Falconer of Thoroton, L. (Lord Chancellor)
Falkland, V. Falkner of Margravine, B. Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L. Filkin, L. Flather, B.
Foulkes of Cumnock, L. Fowler, L. Fritchie, B.
Fyfe of Fairfield, L. Gale, B. Garden, L.
Garel-Jones, L. Gavron, L. Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Giddens, L. Glasgow, E. Golding, B.
Goldsmith, L. Goodhart, L. Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Goudie, B. Gould of Brookwood, L. Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L. Griffiths of Burry Port, L. Grocott, L. [Teller]
Hamwee, B. Hannay of Chiswick, L. Harries of Pentregarth, L.
Harris of Haringey, L. Harris of Richmond, B. Hart of Chilton, L.
Henig, B. Hilton of Eggardon, B. Hollis of Heigham, B.
Howarth of Breckland, B. Howarth of Newport, L. Howe of Idlicote, B.
Howells of St. Davids, B. Howie of Troon, L. Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L. Hunt of Kings Heath, L. Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jay of Ewelme, L. Jay of Paddington, B. Joffe, L.
Jones, L. Jones of Cheltenham, L. Jones of Whitchurch, B.
Judd, L. Kennedy of The Shaws, B. Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Lea of Crondall, L. Lee of Trafford, L. Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Linklater of Butterstone, B. Lipsey, L. Lockwood, B.
Low of Dalston, L. Ludford, B. McDonagh, B.
McIntosh of Haringey, L. McIntosh of Hudnall, B. MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L. Maclennan of Rogart, L. Mar and Kellie, E.
Massey of Darwen, B. Maxton, L. Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Miller of Hendon, B. Morgan of Drefelin, B. Morris of Yardley, B.
Neuberger, B. Newby, L. Noakes, B.
Northover, B. Norton of Louth, L. O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Patel of Bradford, L. Pitkeathley, B. Plant of Highfield, L.
Quin, B. Ramsay of Cartvale, B. Razzall, L.
Rea, L. Redesdale, L. Rendell of Babergh, B.
Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L. Rennard, L. Richard, L.
Richardson of Calow, B. Rix, L. Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Robertson of Port Ellen, L. Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L. Rogers of Riverside, L.
Rooker, L. Roper, L. Rosser, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B. Russell-Johnston, L. St John of Fawsley, L.
Sandwich, E. Sawyer, L. Scott of Needham Market, B.
Sewel, L. Sharp of Guildford, B. Sheldon, L.
Shutt of Greetland, L. Simon, V. Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Finsbury, L. Smith of Gilmorehill, B. Smith of Leigh, L.
Soley, L. Steel of Aikwood, L. Stern, B.
Stone of Blackheath, L. Symons of Vernham Dean, B. Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L. Teverson, L. Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Winchester, B. Tomlinson, L. Tonge, B.
Tope, L. Tordoff, L. Triesman, L.
Truscott, L. Tunnicliffe, L. Turner of Camden, B.
Tyler, L. Verma, B. Wakeham, L.
Wall of New Barnet, B. Wallace of Saltaire, L. Walmsley, B.
Warner, L. Warwick of Undercliffe, B. Watson of Invergowrie, L.
Whitaker, B. Whitty, L. Wilkins, B.
Worcester, Bp. Young of Hornsey, B. Young of Norwood Green, L.
Young of Old Scone, B.
 
 
 
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