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Tuesday 16 October 2007 at 2.30pm

*Oral questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support the British Library Centre for Conservation in maintaining its current standard as a training facility for book and audio conservators.

*Lord Hannay of Chiswick to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they are reducing their contribution to Marshall Scholarships both in nominal and real terms; and whether they will take any steps to reverse this trend.

*Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there has been a recent increase in the number of hornets coming into the south of England from Europe, either as a result of climate change or in imported wood; and whether the sting of such hornets is a significant risk to health and safety.

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the levels of spending on flood defences and controls over the next three years are sufficient to provide the insurance industry with the confidence to maintain the necessary provision of insurance cover for homes most at risk of flooding.

Greater London Authority Bill Commons Reasons [Baroness Andrews]

UK Borders Bill Report (day 3) [Lord Bassam of Brighton]

Lord Renton of Mount Harry to move that the First Report from the Information Committee on Improving Facilities for Educational Visitors to Parliament (HL Paper 117) be agreed to.

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Future Business

Wednesday 17 October at 3.00pm

Prayers will have been read

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many government referendums have been held in the United Kingdom since May 1997 and on what subjects.

*Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, during the forthcoming Saudi Arabian state visit, they intend to discuss issues of democracy and human rights in the Middle East.

*Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in increasing the flow of rail freight traffic through the Channel Tunnel.

†*Baroness Wilcox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect on small business of the recent dispute in the postal service.

†Bournemouth Borough Council Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move that this House resolves that the promoters of the Bournemouth Borough Council Bill [HL] which was originally introduced in this House on 22 January 2007 should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150A (Suspension of bills).

†London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill The Chairman of Committees to move that this House resolves that the promoters of the London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill which was originally introduced in the House of Commons in session 2004-05 on 25 January 2005 should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150A (Suspension of bills).

†Manchester City Council Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move that this House resolves that the promoters of the Manchester City Council Bill [HL] which was originally introduced in this House on 22 January 2007 should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150A (Suspension of bills).

†Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move that this House resolves that the promoters of the Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) Bill [HL] which was originally introduced in this House on 22 January 2007 should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150A (Suspension of bills).

Baroness Thomas of Walliswood to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Improving the mental health of the population: can the European Union help? (14th Report, HL Paper 73).

If the Legal Services Bill is returned from the Commons, it will be considered.

Thursday 18 October at 11.00am

Lord Janvrin and   
Baroness Garden of Frognal will be introduced.

*Lord Jenkin of Roding to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will make a decision on the planning appeal concerning the proposed Caythorpe gas storage facility.

*Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent representations they have received relating to the problem of lubricant contamination of the air supply in aircraft cabins and cockpits, with particular reference to disclosures in the Australian Senate.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect all United Kingdom military forces to leave Iraq, following the recent move to Basra airport.

†Company and Business Names (Amendment) Regulations 2007 The Lord President (Baroness Ashton of Upholland) to move that the Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.

Further Education and Training Bill [HL] Commons Amendments [Lord Triesman]

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations they are holding in connection with the revision of their alcohol harm reduction strategy.

†Lord Bilimoria to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to develop the teaching of science and mathematics in the United Kingdom so that future generations may be equipped to compete effectively in the emerging global market place.

Monday 22 October at 2.30pm

*Lord Beaumont of Whitley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in developing renewable energy policies other than through the European Emissions Trading Scheme.

*Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will bring forward the increased spending allocations for flood defences from 2010-11 to 2008-09.

*Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the main changes being made in the work of prisons and Young Offenders Institutions to enable the Prison Service to keep within its budget.

*Lord Redesdale to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will give effect to their pledge to consult Parliament about whether the Prime Minister should be required to seek the approval of the House of Commons before asking the Monarch for a dissolution.

†Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill Third Reading [Baroness Andrews]

Tuesday 23 October at 2.30pm

*Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to protect British charities and non-governmental organisations from terrorist attacks or hostilities conducted by foreign governments when abroad.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that civil servants are not compelled to retire at the age of 60 or 65.

*Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they propose to increase business taxes when the country may face an economic downturn.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Republic of Tajikistan) Order 2007 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Malloch-Brown] 24th Report from the Statutory Instruments Committee

Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (England) Representations and Appeals Regulations 2007 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bassam of Brighton] 26th Report from the Statutory Instruments Committee

Traffic Management Permit Scheme (England) Regulations 2007 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bassam of Brighton] 25th Report from the Statutory Instruments Committee

Criminal Defence Service (Very High Cost Cases) Regulations 2007 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Hunt of Kings Heath] 25th Report from the Statutory Instruments Committee

Wednesday 24 October at 3.00pm

*Baroness Miller of Hendon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will put proposals to banks, building societies and financial services providers with a view to reducing the number of personal bankruptcies, mortgage repossessions and Individual Voluntary Arrangements; and whether they will introduce legislation on these matters in the absence of co-operation from these lenders.

*Viscount Bridgeman to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to Royal Mail about its withdrawal of collections on Sundays and Bank Holidays, due to take effect from 28 October.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution they will make to the world summit on tackling human trafficking to be held in Vienna from 13 to 15 February 2008.

Thursday 25 October at 11.00am

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the doctrine of Cabinet collective responsibility applies to Her Majesty’s current Ministers.

*Baroness Rendell of Babergh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in combating the crime of female genital mutilation, and whether a reward by the Metropolitan Police of £20,000 for information leading to prosecution has assisted the Government’s efforts.

*Lord Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the consequences for the health of individuals and for demands on the National Health Service of people regularly working for more than 48 hours per week.

Monday 29 October at 2.30pm

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they will provide to the government of Uganda in response to the recent flooding; and what support they are providing for the on-going peace initiatives in that country.

*Baroness Ludford to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last considered the effectiveness of the ban on passengers taking liquids aboard commercial aircraft.

*Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to improve the safety of children when they undertake paid work.

*Lord Anderson of Swansea to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the prospects for an international agreement on the future of Kosovo.

Tuesday 30 October at 2.30pm

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in the implementation of their scheme to help in the re-settlement of Iraqi citizens who have worked for the United Kingdom forces in Iraq.

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether spending on the Arts may suffer as a result of the overrun on spending on the 2012 London Olympic Games.

*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made on their proposals for reform of the law on rape.

Wednesday 31 October at 3.00pm

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have issued any instructions or guidance to local councils to demolish rather than restore Victorian terraced houses.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take before the launch of the Single European Payments Agency to ensure a workable transition period for small and medium-sized enterprises; and whether they will encourage banks to provide more help in this area to these enterprises.

*Lord Blackwell to ask Her Majesty’s Government which articles of the former draft European Constitutional Treaty they do not expect to be reflected in the European Union Treaty Base if the proposed Reform Treaty is adopted.

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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.

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.

Lord Hylton to call attention to the current treatment and condition of migrant workers; and to move for papers.

Lord Dykes to call attention to bank charges and costs to individual customers; and to move for papers.

Lord Teverson to call attention to the current operations and future development of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme; and to move for papers.

Lord Teverson to call attention to the growth of private equity in the financing of British industry; 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 Mitchell to call attention to the management of information technology projects in the public sector; and to move for papers.

Lord Cobbold to call attention to the Government’s review of their 10-year Drug Strategy; and to move for papers.

Earl of Glasgow to call attention to the opportunities and challenges facing the United Kingdom tourism industry; and to move for papers.

Lord Selsdon to call attention to the present condition of the Royal Navy; and to move for papers.

†Lord Williams of Elvel to call attention to the recent letter from Muslim leaders to Christian leaders asking for reconciliation between Christianity and Islam, and its political implications; and to move for papers.

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Motions relating to Statutory Instruments

Earl Attlee to move to resolve that this House regrets the Government’s decision to exempt the police and the armed forces from the provisions of the Vehicle Drivers (Certificates of Professional Competence) Regulations 2007 (SI 2007/605).

†Baroness Hanham to move that this House calls on Her Majesty’s Government to revoke the Housing Act 2004 (Commencement No. 9) (England and Wales) Order 2007 (SI 2007/2471).

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Motion relating to Select Committee Report

The date on which the Report was published is in italics

Lord Broers to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Radioactive Waste Management: an Update (4th Report, HL Paper 109). 3 June 2007

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

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

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

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

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

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to dispense with the Barnett formula.

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will undertake a full analysis of the prospects for United Kingdom membership of the eurozone including the risk that further delay will make it harder to achieve United Kingdom membership.

Baroness Howe of Idlicote to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in implementing the plans outlined in the Department of Health document, Improving access to audiology services in England; how they intend to ensure that audiology is regarded as a priority area by strategic health authorities and primary care trusts; and what specific role they envisage for the independent sector.

Lord Waddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will assist those who served the Crown in Southern Rhodesia before the unilateral declaration of independence, and in many cases afterwards, for whose pensions the government of Zimbabwe took responsibility under the Independence Constitution but who are no longer receiving any pension.

Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to substitute long distance passenger travel within the United Kingdom from air to rail.

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they are making to support families of children with special educational needs.

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address the issue of identity theft.

Earl of Dundee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to repeal legislation under the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006.

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve osteoporosis services within the National Health Service.

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what initiatives they are considering to end global terrorism.

Lord Layard to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for implementing the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence’s guidelines on the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for the enforcement of a code of conduct for special advisers to Ministers.

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of planning and fiscal policy on the availability of new residential property.

Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effectiveness of their new arrangements for child protection.

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the conduct of solicitors and the role of the Legal Complaints Service and Solicitors Regulation Authority in the British Coal Respiratory Disease Litigation.

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will support moves towards the establishment of fundamental rights, democracy, justice and the rule of law for the people of Gilgit and Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere in the region.

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to fund increased training for health workers in developing countries; and what specific role they envisage for United Kingdom universities and National Health Service institutions.

Lord Howarth of Newport to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local planning authorities take design quality into account when considering planning applications.

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on work opportunities for prisoners.

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in the development of a National Strategy for Autistic Spectrum Disorder; and what consultations they are having with the three devolved administrations.

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the implementation by local authorities of policies with regard to allotments.

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made so far to implement the European Water Framework Directive.

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the arrangements for preserving Government archives and preparing official histories.

Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government which of the Millennium Development Goals are, or are not, being met in Afghanistan.

Earl Howe to ask Her Majesty’s Government how implementation of the Musculoskeletal Services Framework is progressing, with particular emphasis on health and employment issues.

Lord Bilston to ask Her Majesty’s Government what initiatives they propose to put forward in the further education field.

Lord Steel of Aikwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what issues they will raise at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Kampala.

Viscount Falkland to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to encourage participation in boxing and other forms of martial arts in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games.

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution they are making to the normalisation of the situation in Zimbabwe.

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in the negotiations to extend full citizenship to the Bihari living in refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they see as the eventual destination of the project of European Union.

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Questions for Written Answer

Tabled on 15 October and due for answer by 29 October.

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions the Department for Transport has had with BAA since September 2006 in connection with its work on the Project for the Sustainable Development of Heathrow; and whether the Government and the Authority have met for this purpose. HL5562

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will include BAA in the list of consultees in the forthcoming consultation on the project for the Sustainable Development of Heathrow. HL5563

Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have taken to enforce the Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) Act 2003; how many prosecutions have resulted from such measures; and how many convictions. HL5564

Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have taken to enforce the provisions, insofar as they relate to cultural objects including looted antiquities, of the Iraq (United Nations Sanctions) Order 2003 (SI 2003/1519) as supplemented by the Iraq (United Nations Sanctions) Order 2000; how many prosecutions have resulted from these measures; and how many convictions. HL5565

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether at the May 2008 meeting on the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity they will oppose proposals by New Zealand, Canada or others, to remove the existing moratorium on the development of terminator seeds technology. HL5566

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Tony Blair, as the representative of the Quartet, has visited the Middle East; if so, how many times and where; and what input he is expected to have at the International Conference to be held at Annapolis, United States, in November. HL5567

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the International Organisation for Migration rules governing both refugees and failed asylum applicants who wish (a) to return to their home countries, and (b) to be resettled in a third country; and, if so, when. HL5568

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government with how many of the 450,000 asylum applicants, whose cases they estimate to be as yet undetermined, they, the Border and Immigration Agency, local authorities or other agencies have been in recent contact. HL5569

Lord Fearn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact on the tourism industry of the recent announcements on foot-and-mouth and bluetongue diseases. HL5570

Lord Fearn to ask Her Majesty’s Government which areas of England and Wales have sites devoted to the preservation of the red squirrel; and which sites are devoted to the preservation of the natterjack toad. HL5571

Lord Fearn to ask Her Majesty’s Government which English airports have taken steps to improve and speed-up the security measures for overseas travellers arriving in this country. HL5572

Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what projects for underground coal gasification are currently underway or under consideration. HL5573

Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what priority they have given and what resources they have allocated to research and development in underground coal gasification. HL5574

Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the extent of underground and undersea coal reserves in the United Kingdom. HL5575

Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish a report on the need for a second Thames barrier. HL5576

Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answers by Lord Drayson on 11 October (HL Deb, col 341-3), whether they will confirm that Gulf War Syndrome is now fully recognised by the Ministry of Defence, both publicly and when making assessment decisions as a meaningful condition, not merely an umbrella label, as it is already so recognised by the Pensions Appeal Tribunal. HL5577

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in light of the recent comments by Sir Mike Tomlinson, retiring chairman of the Learning Trust in Hackney, what action they intend to take to replicate across other local education authorities the establishment of not-for-profit trusts under section 497A of the Education Act 1996. HL5578

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that partnership working between the business, public and voluntary sectors is not replicating old practices but is developing new and innovative solutions to the delivery of public services and the transformation of disadvantaged communities. HL5579

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether sufficient funds have been made available in England to enable relevant local authorities to meet their commitment to fund free local bus travel to pensioners and other eligible groups. HL5580

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they issue central guidance on the playing of part or all of the national anthem when the Queen’s representative attends a function. HL5581

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have been charged in connection with fuel laundering in each county in Northern Ireland during each of the last five years. HL5582

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is an offence to cycle on a footpath which is beside a road used by traffic. HL5583

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to make smoking in a public place in England an offence. HL5584

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they gave advice to the Ulster Branch of the Irish Rugby Football Union by the Northern Ireland Office concerning the Branch’s decision not to fly the Union flag or sing the national anthem at the recent international match at Ravenhill in Belfast. HL5585

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what evaluation they have made of the use of thermal energy cells in power generation for domestic use. HL5586

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contact they have had with Ecowatts of Lancing, West Sussex, on the development of thermal-energy cells. HL5587

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contact they have had with the University of York on their research into the technology used in thermal energy cell power generation. HL5588

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will approach those responsible for dealing with the European Society of Cardiology report on the use of statins to establish the reasons for (a) the switch of drugs during the period of research; (b) the difference in compliance between the two groups; and (c) whether the drugs used were comparable for the purposes of research. HL5589

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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.

20 July (3 August)

HL5016 Lord Avebury [CO]

24 July (7 August)

HL5128 Lord Dykes [DfIUS]

HL5132 Lord Dykes [DfBERR]

25 July (8 August)

HL5155 Lord Alton of Liverpool [DfBERR]

HL5178 Baroness Wilkins [DfIUS]

26 July (9 August)

HL5219 Lord Tebbit [MoD]

3 September (17 September)

HL5238 Lord Jenkin of Roding [DfBERR]

HL5239 Lord Jenkin of Roding [DfBERR]

HL5248 Lord Avebury [CO]

HL5249 Lord Avebury [CO]

1 October (15 October)

HL5313 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [NIO]

HL5316 Lord Morris of Manchester [DoH]

HL5317 Lord Morris of Manchester [DoH]

HL5319 Lord Morris of Manchester [MoD]

HL5320 Lord Morris of Manchester [MoD]

HL5321 Lord Morris of Manchester [MoD]

HL5322 Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen [DoH]

HL5323 Lord James of Blackheath [DCMS]

HL5328 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [DWP]

HL5330 Lord Jones [DfIUS]

HL5331 Lord Jones [DfBERR]

HL5332 Lord Jones [DfBERR]

HL5340 Lord Astor of Hever [MoD]

HL5343 Lord Astor of Hever [MoD]

HL5351 Lord Hylton [DCMS]

HL5360 Lord Avebury [MoD]

HL5361 Lord Jopling [MoD]

HL5367 Lord Vinson [DIUS]

HL5368 Lord Vinson [DBERR]

HL5379 Lord Dubs [CO]

HL5380 Lord Faulkner of Worcester [CO]

HL5382 Lord Varley [DWP]

HL5383 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [FCO]

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

[CO] 5 [DCMS] 2 [DfBERR] 6 [DfIUS] 3 [DoH] 3 [DWP] 2
[FCO] 1 [MoD] 8 [NIO] 1

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Bills in Progress

Type of Bill To be considered
Waiting for Second Reading
Bailiffs (Licensing) [HL] Private Member’s
Leasehold Information [HL] Private Member’s
Torture (Damages) [HL] Private Member’s
Royal Commission (Slavery) [HL] Private Member’s
Life Peerages (Residency for Taxation Purposes) [HL] Private Member’s
Freedom of Information (Amendment) Private Member’s
Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee
Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) [HL] Private
Committed to a Committee of the Whole House
Public Demonstrations (Repeals) [HL] Private Member’s
Interception of Communications (Admissibility of Evidence) [HL] Private Member’s
Alcohol Labelling [HL] Private Member’s
House of Lords (Amendment) [HL] Private Member’s
Television Advertising (Food) [HL] Private Member’s
European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) [HL] Private Member’s
House of Lords [HL] Private Member’s
Waiting for Report
Development Orders (Microgeneration) [HL] (formerly Energy Efficiency and Microgeneration [HL]) Private Member’s
UK Borders Government 16 October
Waiting for Third Reading
Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Government 22 October
London Local Authorities and Transport for London Private
Bournemouth Borough Council [HL] Private
Manchester City Council [HL] Private
Sent to the Commons
Cluster Munitions (Prohibition) [HL] Private Member’s
Government Spending (Website) [HL] Private Member’s
European Union (Information, etc.) [HL] Private Member’s
Palliative Care [HL] Private Member’s
Disabled Persons (Independent Living) [HL] Private Member’s
Piped Music etc. (Hospitals) [HL] Private Member’s
Serious Crime [HL]
(Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion)
Government
Legal Services [HL] Government
Victims of Overseas Terrorism [HL] Private Member’s
Corruption [HL] Private Member’s
Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) [HL] Private Member’s
Transport for London [HL] Private
Returned to the Commons amended
Building Societies (Funding) and Mutual Societies (Transfers) Private Member’s
Waiting for consideration of Commons amendments and reasons
Further Education and Training [HL]
(Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion)
Government 18 October
Greater London Authority Government 16 October
Waiting for Royal Assent
Sustainable Communities Private Member’s

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Measures in Progress

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure

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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 Armed Forces (Service Complaints Commissioner) Regulations 2007
Draft Armed Forces (Redress of Individual Grievances) Regulations 2007
Draft Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 (Powers of District and JP Courts) Order 2007
Draft Police Reform Act 2002 (Standard Powers and Duties of Community Support Officers) Order 2007
Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007
Draft Proscribed Organisations Appeal Commission (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2007
Draft Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2007
Draft Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations Order 2007
Draft Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) Order 2007
Draft Regulators Compliance Code for the Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) Order 2007
Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Republic of Tajikistan) Order 2007 23 October
Draft Traffic Management Permit Scheme (England) Regulations 2007 23 October
Draft Criminal Defence Service (Very High Cost Cases) Regulations 2007 23 October
Draft Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (England) Representations and Appeals Regulations 2007 23 October
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Company and Business Names (Amendment) Regulations 2007

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Negative Instruments

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires To be considered
30th Report
Street Works (Registers, Notices, Directions and Designations) (England) Regulations 2007 31 October
Street Works (Fixed Penalty) (England) Regulations 2007 31 October
Heather and Grass etc. Burning (England) Regulations 2007 5 November
Water Industry (Prescribed Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 16 November

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Regulatory Reform Orders in Progress

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

Regulatory Reform
Committee
To be considered
Proposals reported following first-stage scrutiny by the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Regulatory Reform (Public Service Vehicles) Order 2005 14th Report

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Legislative Reform Orders in Progress

Draft Orders referred to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Local Authority Consent Requirements) (England and Wales) Order 2007

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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 October
European Union Sub-Committee F Home Affairs in Brussels
European Union Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade 10.30am
Economic Affairs Select Committee 3.30pm
Merits of Statutory Instruments Select Committee 3.30pm
House Committee Domestic Committee 4.00pm
Regulators Select Committee 4.00pm
Room 134, 2 Millbank
Wednesday 17 October
Communications Select Committee 10.30am
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Select Committee 10.30am
European Union Sub-Committee D Environment and Agriculture 10.30am
Statutory Instruments Joint Committee 4.00pm
Refreshment Committee Domestic Committee 4.15pm
in Committee Room G
Thursday 18 October
European Union Sub-Committee G Social and Consumer Affairs 9.30am
European Union Sub-Committee C Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy 10.30am
Standing Orders (Private Bills) Domestic Committee 3.00pm
Monday 22 October
European Union Sub-Committee B Internal Market 4.00pm
Procedure Committee Domestic Committee 4.00pm
Tuesday 23 October
Science and Technology Select Committee 3.00pm
European Union Select Committee 4.15pm
Wednesday 24 October
European Union Sub-Committee E Law and Institutions 4.15am
Works of Art Domestic Committee 4.15pm
in Committee Room G

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Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 15 October 2007

The House met at 2.30pm.
Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Coventry

1   Baroness Warsi Sayeeda Hussain Warsi, having been created Baroness Warsi, of Dewsbury in the County of West Yorkshire, for life by Letters Patent dated 11 October 2007, was introduced between Lord Strathclyde and Baroness Morris of Bolton, and took and subscribed the oath.

2   Baroness Neville-Jones Dame Lilian Pauline Neville-Jones, DCMG, having been created Baroness Neville-Jones, of Hutton Roof in the County of Cumbria, for life by Letters Patent dated 15 October 2007, was introduced between Lord King of Bridgwater and Lord Taylor of Holbeach, and took and subscribed the oath.

Public Business

3   Energy: gas supplies A question was asked by Lord Ezra and answered by Lord Jones of Birmingham.

4   Taxation: corporation tax A question was asked by Lord Teverson and answered by Lord Davies of Oldham.

5   Debt and pensions: advice A question was asked by Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay and answered by Lord McKenzie of Luton.

6   Speaker’s Conference: voting systems A question was asked by Baroness Thomas of Winchester and answered by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.

7   Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 191. Amendments were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

8   Guidance issued under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 Lord Clement-Jones moved to resolve that this House disapproves the Guidance laid before the House on 28 June. After debate, the motion was withdrawn.

9   Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 217A. Amendments were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 106)

The House adjourned at 10.26pm until Tuesday 16 October at 2.30pm.

Paul Hayter

Clerk of the Parliaments

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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   Museums and Galleries—Government Response to the 6th Report of the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee on Caring for Our Collections.   (7233)

2   Broadcasting—Government Response to the First Report of the Communications Committee on the Chairmanship of the BBC.   (7236)

Affirmative Instruments

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

(1)   Draft Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) Order 2007

(2)   Draft Regulators Compliance Code for the Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) Order 2007

laid under the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1   Toot Hill School (School Day and School Year Regulations) Order 2007, laid under the Education Act 2002.      (2921)

2   Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) (England) Order 2007, laid under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986.   (2968)

3   Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (No. 4) Regulations 2007, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (2970)

Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report and Accounts for 2006-07 of the sportscotland Lottery Fund, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

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Judicial Business

Monday 15 October

1   EM (Lebanon) (FC) (Appellant) (FC) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

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

Further hearing by the Appellate Committee in the following causes:

Whaley and another (Appellant) v Advocate General for Scotland and another and others (Respondents) (Scotland)

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

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

(Conjoined Appeals)

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