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House of Lords Business

Tuesday 16 January 2007 at 2.30pm

*Oral questions, 30 minutes

*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.

†*Lord Hamilton of Epsom to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to coordinate United Kingdom and United States foreign policy in the light of the United States’ decision to increase troop levels in Iraq.

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 (HL Paper 265, Session 2005-06).

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Future Business

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 Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the speech made by the Prime Minister in Plymouth on 12 January, they propose significant increases in defence spending.

†Mental Health Bill [HL] Committee (day 4) [Lord Hunt of Kings Heath] 2nd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

†Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill Committee (day 3) [Baroness Scotland of Asthal]

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)

Tuesday 23 January at 2.30pm

Lord Walker of Aldringham will be introduced

*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)

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 Adonis] 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.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period) Order 2007 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Rooker]

Police and Criminal Evidence (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Rooker]

Street Works (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Rooker]

District Electoral Areas Commissioner (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2006 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Rooker]

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.

†Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to call attention to the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Union and to the case for maintaining a United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to call attention to health and care in the community; and to move for papers.

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.

Welfare Reform Bill Second Reading [Lord McKenzie of Luton]

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

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, and that it will conclude.

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.

Thursday 1 February at 11.00am

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the ratification of the draft Constitutional Treaty by 18 member states of the European Union.

*Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that the new European Union Rules of Origin will not prejudice developing countries’ trade.

†*Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many qualified virologists are directly employed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

†Baroness Williams of Crosby to call attention to the case for the United Kingdom to maintain and strengthen effective measures to combat corrupt practices domestically and in international trade; and to move for papers.

Monday 5 February at 2.30pm

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce screening for hepatitis B.

†*Earl of Shrewsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much rubbish collected in the United Kingdom for recycling is recycled.

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.

*Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the United Kingdom’s corporate tax regime is sufficiently competitive to persuade multi-national companies based in the United Kingdom to remain.

*Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the direct and indirect costs to the United Kingdom’s financial services industry of implementing the European Commission’s proposed Financial Services Action Plan.

Wednesday 7 February at 3.00pm

†*Lord Bramall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the quality of British Armed Forces accommodation.

†*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to revise their instructions to the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England on the issue of inflation.

†*Lord Goodlad to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress the National Health Service has made towards meeting its target for reducing the incidence of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection.

Thursday 8 February at 11.00am

*Baroness Hooper to ask Her Majesty’s Government what part they intend to play in the government of Columbia’s Shared Responsibility initiative to pursue international solutions to the global cocaine problem.

*Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what research and monitoring are being undertaken on the Panton-Valentine leukocidin form of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

†*Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have given any consideration to purchasing the poppy crop in Afghanistan.

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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 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.

Lord Norton of Louth to call attention to the case for putting standards-setting bodies falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Office on a statutory footing; and to move for papers.

†Lord Morris of Manchester to call attention to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People; and to move for papers.

†Lord Sheikh to call attention to the causes and impact of human trafficking and to possible solutions; 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.

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.

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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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.

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they are giving to the Gambling Commission to ensure that the integrity of sport is not compromised by the growth of the betting industry.

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Questions for Written Answer

Tabled on 15 January and due for answer on 29 January.

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland is required to operate on the principle of confidentiality. [NIO] HL1315

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many ex-Royal Ulster Constabulary officers who held the George Cross have died prematurely since the setting up of the Office of Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland; and how many of those ex-officers had been interviewed by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland. [NIO] HL1316

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many investigating officers currently work for the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland; and how many of them have previously investigated a terrorist incident. [NIO] HL1317

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many investigating officers currently in the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland have managed a counter-terrorist operation in a hostile environment. [NIO] HL1318

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many investigating officers currently in the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland have been involved in handling an informer in a hostile terrorist environment. [NIO] HL1319

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many investigating officers currently in the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland have previously worked operationally on matters of United Kingdom National Security. [NIO] HL1320

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have made to the British Library’s statement on the consequences of the proposed cuts in the Spending Round 2007; and whether they will negotiate further with the British Library to ensure that it maintains its standing as the world’s best research library. [DCMS] HL1321

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government which British airports impose charges on users of wheelchairs. [DfT] HL1322

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to British airports to adopt the provisions of the European Union regulation 1107/2006 in respect of wheelchair charges in time for the 2007 holiday season, rather than wait until 26 July 2008. [DfT] HL1323

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to discourage airports from regarding wheelchair handling as a profit centre. [DfT] HL1324

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that gambling jurisdictions in the European Union and European Economic Area exercise the same degree of regulatory control over online gambling as that envisaged for the United Kingdom by the Gambling Commission. [DCMS] HL1325

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the Gambling Commission to hold talks with gambling regulators in Gibraltar and Malta to ensure that the standards of online gambling regulation in those jurisdictions are comparable to those in the United Kingdom. [DCMS] HL1326

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment has been made of the cost implications of the judgment in Thompstone v. Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust, a clinical negligence case in which the cost of future care was awarded on the basis of an earnings index rather than the retail price index. [DoH] HL1327

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to review the calculation of compensation payments for future care in clinical negligence cases in light of the judgment in Thompstone v. Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust. [DoH] HL1328

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effects on funding for the National Health Service of significantly higher periodic payments for which the National Health Service may be responsible, following the judgment in Thompstone v. Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust. [DoH] HL1329

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that funds are not diverted from patient care to pay for the increases in costs that may arise from clinical negligence cases, following the judgment in Thompstone v. Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust. [DoH] HL1330

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of the United States concerning the recent bombing of Somalia. [FCO] HL1331

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia following the arrest and deportation of 49 members of the Ahmadiyya community, including an eight-month old child. [FCO] HL1332

Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 8 January (WA 32), what representations they have received and what research they have commissioned on illnesses believed to be linked to service in the 1990-91 Gulf conflict that have manifested themselves in serving personnel only in recent years; and whether any such illnesses have manifested themselves in the past two years. [MoD] HL1333

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to encourage greater use of retrofitted energy saving systems in old domestic buildings. [DTI] HL1334

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in gaining acceptance by companies of the requirements of the European Union Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals Regulations since they were launched in October 2003. [DEFRA] HL1335

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of United Kingdom research into combined biomass and fossil fuel firing in existing and future power plants. [DTI] HL1336

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress the Department for International Development has made in helping developing countries take advantage of the Global Climate Observing System for climate change observation and analysis. [DfID] HL1337

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will revise their estimate of the likely effects of coastal erosion and collapse in areas of vulnerable coastline around the United Kingdom mainland and islands; and what further measures they will consider to deal with coastal erosion and collapse in these areas. [DEFRA] HL1338

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in light of recent analysis showing air pollution figures higher than expected, existing air pollution control procedures, which are governed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe rules on long-range transboundary air pollution and the national emissions ceiling directive, are adequate. [DEFRA] HL1339

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many applications the British Embassy in Dublin has received for British passports in each of the last few years; and how many were successful. [FCO] HL1340

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government in what circumstances a resident of the Republic of Ireland can obtain a British passport of any type. [HO] HL1341

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposed introduction of an Irish Language Bill will fulfil the Belfast Agreement commitment to parity of esteem and equality between the Irish language and that of Ulster Scots. [NIO] HL1342

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the £139.48 million spent by the Northern Ireland Office on the Bloody Sunday Inquiry has come out of the Northern Ireland Office block grant; and, if not, what was the source of the funding. [NIO] HL1343

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the job description of Mr Phil Taylor who is a political adviser in the Northern Ireland Office. [NIO] HL1344

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 10 January (WA 101) concerning the votes of deceased members in the Northern Ireland Assembly, who can exercise such a vote where the deceased member was the only representative of his or her party. [NIO] HL1345

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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]

21 November (5 December)

HL232 Lord Avebury [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]

HL441 Lord Laird [DoH]

HL444 Lord Laird [NIO]

30 November (14 December)

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]

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]

6 December (20 December)

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]

7 December (21 December)

HL697 Lord Patten [DCLG]

11 December (27 December)

HL739 Lord Selsdon [DoH]

HL752 Lord Morris of Manchester [DoH]

HL776 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL778 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL785 Baroness Uddin [DfID]

HL787 Baroness Uddin [DCLG]

12 December (27 December)

HL797 Lord Carlile of Berriew [DfES]

HL798 Lord Carlile of Berriew [DfES]

HL804 Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract [DCA]

HL822 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [DoH]

HL829 Lord Harrison [DoH]

HL834 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL836 Countess of Mar [MoD]

13 December (27 December)

HL849 Lord Vinson [DoH]

HL850 Baroness Darcy de Knayth [CO]

HL864 Lord Greaves [DoH]

HL865 Lord Greaves [DCLG]

HL872 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL876 Lord Laird [NIO]

14 December (28 December)

HL893 Lord Teverson [DfT]

HL894 Lord James of Blackheath [DoH]

HL909 Lord Jacobs [DoH]

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]

HL948 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

HL950 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [DCLG]

18 December (2 January)

HL961 Lord Varley [DWP]

HL962 Lord Garden [MoD]

HL971 Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank [DoH]

HL988 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [HO]

HL999 Lord Greaves [DCLG]

HL1000 Lord Greaves [DCLG]

HL1002 Lord Morris of Manchester [DoH]

HL1008 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]

HL1022 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL1026 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL1031 Lord Carlile of Berriew [DfES]

HL1032 Lord Carlile of Berriew [DfES]

HL1034 Lord Avebury [HO]

HL1037 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]

HL1060 Lord Tyler [MoD]

HL1061 Lord Tyler [DTI]

HL1063 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL1066 Lord Tebbit [CO]

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

[AGO] 1 [CO] 2 [DCA] 1 [DCLG] 11 [DCMS] 4 [DEFRA] 4
[DfES] 4 [DfID] 3 [DfT] 4 [DoH] 23 [DTI] 3 [DWP] 4
[FCO] 3 [HO] 13 [MoD] 7 [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
Welfare Reform Government 29 January
Piped Music etc. (Hospitals) [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
Further Education and Training [HL] Government 23 January
Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Government 17 January
Committed to a Committee of the Whole House
Mental Health [HL] Government 17 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
Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress [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 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
Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for consideration by the Statutory Instruments Committee
Draft Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period) Order 2007 24 January
Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Police and Criminal Evidence (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 24 January
Draft Street Works (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 24 January
Draft District Electoral Areas Commissioner (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2006 24 January
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007
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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Human Rights Remedial Orders in Progress

Human Rights Committee Date of expiry of Statutory period
Draft Order waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Marriage Act 1949 (Remedial) Order 2006 29th Report 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

Tuesday 16 January
European Union Sub Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade 10.30am
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 10.15am
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
Science and Technology Sub-Committee I Allergy 11.00am
Science and Technology Sub-Committee II Personal Internet Security 3.30pm
Statutory Instruments Joint Committee 4.00pm
European Union Sub-Committee E Law and Institutions 4.15pm
Thursday 18 January
European Union Sub-Committee G Social and Consumer Affairs 9.30am
European Union Sub-Committee C Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy 10.30am
Monday 22 January
European Union Sub-Committee B Internal Market 4.00pm
Human Rights 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
Wednesday 7 February
Refreshment Committee Domestic Committee 4.15pm
in Committee Room G

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Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 15 January 2007

The House met at 2.30pm
Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Ripon and Leeds

1   Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury The Rt Hon Sir David Edmond Neuberger, Knight, a Lord Justice of Appeal, having been appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and created Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury, of Abbotsbury in the County of Dorset, for life by Letters Patent dated 11 January 2007, was introduced between Lord Bingham of Cornhill and Baroness Neuberger, and took and subscribed the oath.

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Select Committee Reports

2   Procedure of the House   
The following report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

2nd Report. (HL Paper 25)

3   Human Rights   
The following report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

First Report, on the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism. (HL Paper 26)

Public Business

4   Waterways: tourism A question was asked by Lord Lee of Trafford and answered by Lord Davies of Oldham.

5   Museums and galleries: funding A question was asked by Lord Sheldon and answered by Lord Evans of Temple Guiting.

6   Post offices A question was asked by Lord Naseby and answered by Lord Truscott.

7   Railways: First Great Western A question was asked by Lord Berkeley and answered by Lord Davies of Oldham.

8   Piped Music etc. (Hospitals) Bill [HL] Lord Beaumont of Whitley presented a bill to provide for the Secretary of State to draw up a plan to prohibit piped music and the showing of television programmes in the public areas of hospitals; and to require the wearing of headphones by persons listening to music in public areas of hospitals. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 26)

9   Statutory Instruments The Chairman of Committees moved, in accordance with Standing Order 74 and the resolution of the House of 16 December 1997, that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to join with a Committee of the Commons as the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments:

E Attlee
L Dykes
B Gale
L Gould of Brookwood
L Kimball
C Mar
L Walpole.

The motion was agreed to.

10   Concessionary Bus Travel Bill [HL] Lord Davies of Oldham moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 5
Schedule 1
Clauses 6 to 13
Schedules 2 and 3
Clauses 14 to 16.

The motion was agreed to.

11   Mental Health Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in committee. Amendments 8 to 19 were considered. The House resumed.

12   International Polar Year 2007-08 A question was asked by Viscount Montgomery of Alamein and, after debate, answered by Lord Triesman.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

13   Mental Health Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in committee. Amendments 20 to 27 were considered. The House resumed after amendment 27.

The House adjourned at 11.11pm until Tuesday 16 January at 2.30pm.

Paul Hayter

Clerk of the Parliaments

Appendix

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill The bill was further considered in the Grand Committee. Amendments 22 to 43 were considered. The Committee adjourned after amendment 43.
The Committee adjourned at 7.24pm.

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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.

Command Papers

The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty:

1   Human Rights—Government Response to the 32nd Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Session 2005-06, on the DCA and Home Office Reviews.   (7011)

2   Air Services—Agreement between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands concerning Air Services between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands Antilles.   (7012)

Affirmative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution:

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

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1   Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) (Miscellaneous Amendments and Electronic Communications) Order 2007, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.   (26)

2   Draft Code of Practice: Post-16 Education, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.   (—)

Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1   Report of Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland: Hate Crime in Northern Ireland, laid under the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002.

2   Accounts for 2005-06 of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Parliamentary and Other Pensions Act 1972.

3   Review for 2005-06 of the sportscotland Lottery Fund, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

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Judicial Business

Monday 15 January

1   Jameel and others (Respondents) v Wall Street Journal Europe Sprl (Appellants) Further to the Order of the House of 11 October 2006 (76th Report Session 2005-06; [2006] UKHL 44) it was ordered:

(1) that, subject to paragraph 2 below, the respondents do pay or cause to be paid to the appellants their costs in this House, in Her Majesty’s Court of Appeal and in the High Court of Justice Queen’s Bench Division, the amount of such costs in this House to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties and the amount of such costs in the courts below to be determined by a Costs Judge if not agreed between the parties; and

(2) that the appellants do pay or cause to be paid to the respondents their costs of and associated with the matters put in issue by the appellants by paragraphs 2 to 4 of the Defence (including the costs of the hearing before Mr Justice Eady in the High Court of Justice Queen’s Bench Division on 24 and 25 November 2003) and also their costs of and occasioned by the appeal in relation to presumption of damage in this House and in Her Majesty’s Court of Appeal, the amount of such costs in this House to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties and the amount of such costs in Her Majesty’s Court of Appeal to be determined by a Costs Judge if not agreed between the parties;

(3) that interest on the costs under paragraphs (1) and (2) above shall be paid at the statutory rate respectively from 20 January 2004 (High Court); 3 February 2005 (Court of Appeal) and 11 October 2006 (House of Lords).

(4) that the respondents do repay to the appellants the damages awarded pursuant to the Order of Mr Justice Eady of 19 December 2003 together with interest at the statutory rate to run from the date of payment to the respondents; and it was further ordered, that all costs orders not already subject to summary assessment to be subject to detailed assessment if not agreed between the parties.

2   Majorstake Limited (Respondents) v Curtis (Appellant) (England) The appeal of Monty Curtis was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 26 February (lodged 21 December).

3   R (on the application of Stellato) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) (England) The appeal of the Secretary of State for the Home Department was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 26 February (lodged 3 January).

4   Yeoman’s Row Management Limited (Petitioners) and another v Cobbe (Respondent) The petition of Yeoman’s Row Management Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 23 November).

5   In re E (a child) (AP) (Petitioner) (Northern Ireland) The petition of E praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged (lodged 15 December).

6   Commerzbank AG (Respondents) v Keen (Petitioner) The petition of James Keen praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 18 December).

7   Ali (Respondent) v Lane and another (Petitioners) The petition of Robert Lane and Sandra Lane praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 21 December).

8   Gallagher (Valuation Officer) (Respondent) v Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Petitioners) The petition of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 3 January).

9   Brit Syndicates Limited for and on behalf of Brit Syndicate 2987 at Lloyd’s for the 2003 year of account and others (Respondents) v Italaudit SpA (in liquidation) (formerly Grant Thornton SpA) and others (Petitioners) The petition of Grant Thornton International praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 4 January).

10   Haji-Ioannou (Petitioner) and others v Frangos and others (Respondents) The petition of Loucas Haji-Ioannou praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 5 January).

11   R (on the application of Animal Defenders International) (Petitioners) v Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Respondent) The petition of Animal Defenders International praying for leave for an appeal to be brought direct from the High Court of Justice in accordance with Part II of the Administration of Justice Act 1969 was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 21 December).

12   Stevens (Respondent) v Stevens (Petitioner) The petition of Graham Stevens praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented without payment of the fee, such fee having been waived by the Appeal Committee pursuant to Standing Order XIII; the said petition was referred to an Appeal Committee.

13   R (on the application of Countryside Alliance and others and others (Appellants)) v Her Majesty’s Attorney General and another (Respondents) The petition of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals praying for leave to intervene in the said appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

14   R (on the application of Countryside Alliance and others (Appellants) and others) v Her Majesty’s Attorney General and another (Respondents) The petition of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals praying for leave to intervene in the said appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

15   R (on the application of Al-Jedda) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Defence (Respondent) The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 18 December).

16   Saber (AP) (Original Appellant and Cross-respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Original Respondent and Cross-appellant) (Scotland) The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 3 January).

17   Ceredigion County Council (Respondents) v Jones (FC) and others (FC) (Appellants) The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 10 January).

18   Kola (FC) and another (FC) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Respondent) The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 12 January).

19   R (on the application of Countryside Alliance and others and others (Appellants)) v Her Majesty’s Attorney General and another (Respondents) (England)

20   R (on the application of Countryside Alliance and others (Appellants) and others) v Her Majesty’s Attorney General and another (Respondents) (England)

The petition of the appellants praying that the appeals be conjoined; that they be allowed to lodge separate statements, one appendix and separate cases and be separately represented and that the respondents be allowed to lodge separate cases and be separately represented (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

21   X (FC) and another (FC) (Appellants) v London Borough of Wandsworth (Respondents)

22   C (FC) (Appellant) v Middlesbrough Council (Respondents)

The petition of the appellants praying that the appeals be conjoined; that they be allowed to lodge separate statements, appendices and cases and be jointly represented and that the respondents be allowed to lodge separate cases and be jointly represented (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

23   Office of Fair Trading (Respondents) v Lloyds TSB Bank plc and others (Appellants) and others (Respondents) The petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 15 January (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 18 December).

24   Clarke (Appellant) v Fennoscandia Limited and others (Respondents) (Scotland) The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 21 February (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

25   Boake Allen Limited and others (Appellants) v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Respondents) The petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 5 February (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

26   R (on the application of Al Rawi and others (FC) (Appellants) and others and others (Appellants)) v Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and another (Respondents) The certificates of public funding of Jamil El Banna and Omar Deghayes were lodged.

27   Appeal Committee The following Orders were made pursuant to the 139th Report (Session 2005-06):

Rusby (Petitioner) v Harr (Respondent) That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for his costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

R (on the application of Edwards and another (Petitioner)) v Environment Agency and others (Respondents) That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 29 January.

28   Appeal Committee The 16th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made:

R v Asfaw (Petitioner) That leave to appeal be given, and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 29 January.

R (on the application of Nadarajah) (Petitioner) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) and another That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for his costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

R v Levey (Petitioner) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)) That leave to appeal be refused.

Tuesday 16 January at 10.30am
In Committee Room No. 1

Further hearing by the Appellate Committee in the cause:

R (on the application of Hurst) (Respondent) v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis (Appellant)

ISBN 9780 108050299

 
 
 
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