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Tuesday 28 October 2008 at 2.30pm

*Oral questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding and other resources they plan for promoting British tourism in the light of economic and competitive challenges to the industry.

*Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage recruitment of ethnic minorities to the police force.

*Lord Bilston to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect all further education students to receive their education maintenance allowance.

†*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how their proposals for personal, social and health education will be implemented in schools.

Energy Bill Report (day 2) [Lord Hunt of Kings Heath]

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Landsbanki Freezing Order 2008 Lord Myners to move that the Order laid before the House on 8 October be approved. 28th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 29th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

Landsbanki Freezing (Amendment) Order 2008 Lord Myners to move that the Order laid before the House on 20 October be approved. 28th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Dinner break business)

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Future Business

Wednesday 29 October at 3.00pm
Prayers will have been read

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review their plans to build Titan prisons in light of recent projections of future prison populations.

*Lord Selsdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the amount of unsolicited mail delivered to residential addresses.

*Lord Williamson of Horton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in providing age-appropriate accommodation and care for children and young people in mental health hospitals in line with the Mental Health Act 2007.

†*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the remarks of the Minister for Borders and Immigration, Phil Woolas MP, about limiting the population of the United Kingdom to 70 million represent Government policy; and, if so, how they will achieve it.

†Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit Limited (PARBUL) The Chairman of Committees to move that Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury be appointed to the Board of the Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit Limited (PARBUL) in the place of Lord Thomson of Monifieth, deceased.

†Pensions Bill Report (day 3) [Lord McKenzie of Luton]

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] Consideration of Commons Amendments [Lord Darzi of Denham]

†Judicial Appointments Order 2008 Lord Bach to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 October be approved. 27th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Lord Fowler to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on the ownership of the news (First Report, HL Paper 122).

It is expected that the Report stage of the Pensions Bill will conclude.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

The following three motions are expected to be debated together:

Police Appeals Tribunals Rules 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Brett] 27th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

Police (Performance) Regulations 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Brett] 27th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

Police (Conduct) Regulations 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Brett] 27th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Brett] 27th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

International Criminal Court (Remand Time) Order 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Brett] 27th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

Wool Textile Industry (Export Promotion Levy) (Revocation) Order 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Vadera] 27th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Rail Vehicle Accessibility Exemption Orders (Parliamentary Procedures) Regulations 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Adonis] 28th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

Rail Vehicle Accessibility (London Underground Victoria Line 09TS Vehicles) Exemption Order 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Adonis] 28th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

Air Navigation (Environmental Standards for Non-EASA Aircraft) Order 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Adonis] 27th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

Thursday 30 October at 11.00am

*Lord Wedderburn of Charlton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answers by Lord Jones of Birmingham on 28 January (HL Deb, cols 435-6), what advice they have given to companies in the private sector on pay increases; and what controls they propose to introduce.

*Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review the policy on the Shared Ownership for the Elderly scheme.

*Lord Taverne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review the constitutional role of the monarchy.

Education and Skills Bill Report [Baroness Morgan of Drefelin]

Lord Glentoran to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of arrangements for the funding of British sport. (Lunch break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will take to encourage the full participation of women in public life. (1 hour)

Viscount Simon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking regarding the prevalence and treatment of asthma. (1 hour)

Lord Bilimoria to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effectiveness of international financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. (1 hour)

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to review the application of inheritance tax to cohabiting and dependent close family members. (1 hour)

Monday 3 November at 2.30pm

†Mr David Pannick QC will be introduced as a Baron.

*Baroness Sharp of Guildford to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the results of their consultation on informal adult learning are expected.

*Lord Jenkin of Roding to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the funds available to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority are sufficient to enable it and its contractors to fulfil their programmes at Sellafield.

*Lord Blaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with the member countries of the Southern African Development Community about the future of Zimbabwe.

*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will support in the United Nations Security Council to deal with the recent upsurge in attacks by the rebel movement under Laurent Nkunda in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and threats to the safety of Ituri province by a new armed coalition, the “Popular Front for Justice in the Congo”.

†Lord Myners to move that this House takes note of the current economic situation.

It is expected that the Report stage of the Education and Skills Bill will conclude.

Tuesday 4 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure there is sufficient rolling stock available to the railways to meet demand.

*Lord Glentoran to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many tonnes of gold have been sold from United Kingdom reserves since 1 May 1997; how much revenue was received from the sale of those gold reserves; and what the gold would be worth at current prices.

*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to eradicate the spread of Japanese knotweed.

Counter-Terrorism Bill Report [Lord West of Spithead]

Wednesday 5 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that bona fide spouses and civil partners of British citizens can join and reside with their families in the United Kingdom without hindrance.

*Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the strategic objectives of operations in Afghanistan; and how success will be measured.

*Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in the past year in meeting their target on waiting times at hospital accident and emergency departments; and how many hospitals have not met that target.

Thursday 6 November at 11.00am

*Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the decision was taken to no longer have a Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Minister in the House of Lords responsible for farming.

*Lord Lyell to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether academies are their preferred model for school improvement.

*Lord Bishop of Carlisle to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are assisting the Dalit population in India.

Planning Bill Report [Baroness Andrews] 13th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Transitory Provisions) Order 2008 Baroness Morgan of Drefelin to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 15 October be approved. 28th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Lunch break business)

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Prescribed Criteria) (Foreign Offences) Order 2008 Baroness Morgan of Drefelin to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 15 October be approved. 28th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Lunch break business)

Monday 10 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will propose the inclusion of aviation in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme.

*Lord Cope of Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the European Commission’s proposal to allow member states to reduce the rate of Value Added Tax on repairs to and the renovation of housing and listed buildings.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have held recent discussions with the government of France and representatives of Eurotunnel SA on the safety of the Channel Tunnel.

*Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have regarding the provision of aid to Ethiopia.

It is expected that the Report stage of the Planning Bill will continue.

Tuesday 11 November at 2.30pm

*Baroness Cohen of Pimlico to ask Her Majesty’s Government what responses they have received to their distribution of the Consolidated Statement of the Use of EU funds in the UK to European Union finance ministers.

*Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the European Commission’s proposals for further regulation of the use of pesticides in the European Union, which are currently being considered by the European Parliament.

*Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will invite the Financial Services Authority and the UK Statistics Authority to produce a statistical time series on bank leverage ratios.

It is expected that the Report stage of the Counter-Terrorism Bill will conclude.

Wednesday 12 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Selkirk of Douglas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in any review of levels of compensation awarded to servicemen and women who are disabled in the course of their duties, they will take into account differences between awards to civilians and to members of Her Majesty’s armed forces.

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to change the remit of the Bank of England regarding interest rates.

*Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the rate of unemployment in the United Kingdom in October 2008 compares with the rate in October 1997.

It is expected that the Report stage of the Planning Bill will conclude.

Thursday 13 November at 11.00am

*Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in their efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals in sub-Saharan Africa, they will focus their development assistance on small farmers.

*Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which transport by sea is likely to affect global warming.

*Lord Skidelsky to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the accession of Georgia and Ukraine to NATO.

Friday 14 November at 10.00am

Baroness Howarth of Breckland to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Increasing the supply of donor organs within the European Union (17th Report, HL Paper 123).

Lord Wakeham to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Economic Affairs Committee on The Economic Impact of Immigration (First Report, HL Paper 82).

Monday 17 November at 2.30pm

*Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their proposed database of mobile telephone and internet records complies with United Kingdom citizens’ rights to privacy.

*Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to ensure the commercial development of wind farms and other renewable energy sources in the light of the withdrawal of Shell from wind farm development.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of India to provide adequate protection for religious minorities, with particular reference to the violence against Christians in Orissa.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the inheritance tax liability of executors responsible for winding up estates which include properties that are currently unsaleable.

Tuesday 18 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to work with other governments to ensure that offshore financial centres respect the principles of openness and disclosure with a view to restoring financial stability in international markets.

*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to removing the need for citizens of the Republic of Macedonia to have a visa when visiting the United Kingdom.

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the proportion of wealth currently held by the richest 10 per cent of the population.

Wednesday 19 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Bishop of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 10 June (HL Deb, cols 473-75), what discussions they have had with the British Medical Association about drug dependency in prisons.

*Baroness Linklater of Butterstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report of the Chief Inspector of Prisons The Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection: A Thematic Review.

*Baroness Perry of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to change the funding arrangements for students pursuing a course in higher education which is lower than or equivalent to their existing qualification.

Thursday 20 November at 11.00am

*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support and encouragement they are giving farmers in poor countries in view of the pressures on world food demand.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to make the ratio of physicians to population in the United Kingdom equivalent to the European Union average.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce the incidence of diabetes amongst children.

Monday 24 November at 2.30pm

†*Baroness Howe of Idlicote to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that schools promote disability equality.

†*Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to other member states of the International Security Assistance Force to increase their contributions to the campaign in Afghanistan.

†*Lord Lawson of Blaby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their projections for the level of United Kingdom carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 on a business-as-usual basis; and what proportion those emissions would constitute of global emissions on the same basis.

†*Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether research by Dr Andy Thorpe of the University of Portsmouth into methane emissions from cows in relation to climate change received Government funding.

Tuesday 25 November at 2.30pm

†*Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report of the Coalition on Charging, Charging into Poverty?, and whether they propose to meet the Coalition.

†*Lord Hamilton of Epsom to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the takeover of HBOS by Lloyds TSB.

†*Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to provide increased capacity on the railways through investment.

Wednesday 26 November at 3.00pm

†*Lord Eden of Winton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assurances they have received from the government of Iraq that all residents of Ashraf City will be protected in the event of any withdrawal of American forces currently stationed there.

†*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government why processing of Sri Lankan and Maldive applicants for United Kingdom visas has been transferred from Colombo to Chennai in India.

†*Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the first vehicles under the Future Rapid Effect System to come into service with Her Majesty’s armed forces.

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Motions relating to Select Committee Reports

The date on which the Report was published is in italics

Lord Goodlad to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Constitution Committee on Relations between the executive, the judiciary and Parliament (6th Report, Session 2006-07, HL Paper 151). 26 July 2007

Lord Grenfell to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The Commission’s Annual Policy Strategy for 2008 (23rd Report, HL Paper 151). 23 July 2008

†Lord Mance to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Initiation of EU Legislation (22nd Report, HL Paper 150). 24 July 2008

†Baroness Cohen of Pimlico to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The Future of EU Regional Policy (19th Report, HL Paper 141). 16 July 2008

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Motions relating to Delegated Legislation

Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2008 Baroness Thomas of Winchester to move to resolve, that this House deplores the way that the Regulations, laid before the House on 15 September, cut the backdating period for pension credit, housing benefit and council tax benefit in most cases from 12 months to 3 months, and were:    
(a) presented with inadequate evidence to support the policy; and   
(b) laid during the summer recess to come into force on the day Parliament returned, thus not allowing Parliament to consider them before they came into effect;    
and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to revoke the Regulations because they are likely to increase the number of evictions, and cause particular hardship to older pensioners and those with mental health impairments (SI 2008/2424). 28th Report from the Merits Committee

†General Medical Council (Constitution) Order 2008 Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Order, laid before the House on 6 October, be annulled (SI 2008/2554).

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Other Motions for Debate

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

Lord Northbourne to call attention to the role of parents in enabling their child to achieve good outcomes at school; and to move for papers.

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

Lord Alton of Liverpool to call attention to Her Majesty’s Government’s policies on multi-culturalism and community cohesion; 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 Norton of Louth to call attention to the case for more post-legislative scrutiny by Parliament; and to move for papers.

Lord Harrison to call attention to the British Humanist Association’s reports Quality and Equality: Human Rights, Public Services and Religious Organisations and The Case for Secularism: A Neutral State in an Open Society; and to move for papers.

Baroness Williams of Crosby to call attention to the impact of national tests and league tables on educational achievement; and to move for papers.

Baroness Uddin to call attention to efforts to support families of children with special educational needs; and to move for papers.

Lord Naseby to call attention to the new peace initiative in Sri Lanka; and to move for papers.

Baroness Cox to call attention to the protection of the freedoms of United Kingdom citizens offered by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and to move for papers.

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to call attention to the human rights situation in Iran; and to move for papers.

Lord Lamont of Lerwick to call attention to the values of tolerance and justice in Islam, the need to avoid a clash of civilisations and the role of British foreign policy in achieving this; and to move for papers.

Lord Cobbold to call attention to Her Majesty’s Government’s policy document Drugs: protecting families and communities; and to move for papers.

Lord Trefgarne to call attention to the role of the House of Lords in holding ministers to account, and to the effect of recent changes to the procedures of the House in that regard; and to move for papers.

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to call attention to recent developments in Taiwan; and to move for papers.

Baroness Valentine to call attention to the case for ensuring that Heathrow airport provides a world-class service; and to move for papers.

Lord Graham of Edmonton to call attention to the 60th anniversary of the creation of the National Health Service and its effects on the British people; and to move for papers.

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract to call attention to the conduct of solicitors in the British Coal litigation; and to move for papers.

†Lord Selsdon to call attention to the future role of the Royal Navy; and to move for papers.

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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 what they see as the eventual destination of the project of European Union.

Lord Best to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to remove barriers caused by housing benefit restrictions that prevent young people leaving hostels and supported housing projects.

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.

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.

Baroness Trumpington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will examine the present contributions of the police and the Home Office in the identification, prevention, solving and reduction of crime.

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce legislation to ensure that, for customers with personal bank accounts, United Kingdom banks levy the same charges for transfers and payments between the United Kingdom and other European Union member states as they levy in domestic transactions, in accordance with European Commission objectives.

Lord Lyell of Markyate to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the workings of the Border and Immigration Agency in relation to visas for students whose courses include short periods of unpaid work experience.

Lord Filkin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to allow for better post-legislative scrutiny by Parliament.

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are taking forward the recommendations of the Roberts Commission report Representing the future: The report of the Councillors Commission.

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are taking forward the Improving Nutritional Care action plan published by the Department of Health in October 2007.

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to ensure that every United Kingdom citizen is protected in the exercise of their freedoms as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the situation in, and future prospects for, Kashmir.

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the constitutional developments in the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Lord May of Oxford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS.

Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will conduct an inquiry into the approach of the Environment Agency and the Environment Agency Wales in pursuing those liable for remediation of Brofiscin Quarry and other legacy sites.

Baroness Howells of St Davids to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that the United Nations can act in accordance with the objectives outlined in the preamble to the Charter of the United Nations.

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of whether Al-Qaeda is an ideological movement or an international organisation.

Earl of Dundee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have beyond 2010 to achieve further road casualty reductions.

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there are opportunities for service personnel severely wounded and disabled on active service to remain with their corps regiments or units in administrative or clerical roles.

Baroness Neuberger to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in light of the King’s Fund report Improving Choice at End of Life, they will consider recommending the adoption of the Marie Curie Delivering Choice Programme nationwide.

Lord Thomas of Gresford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the investigation by the Crown Prosecution Service and West Midlands Police into the Channel 4 Dispatches programme “Undercover Mosque”; and whether this has affected policy on the prosecution of offences of incitement to racial hatred and incitement to religious hatred.

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they view the change of government in Taiwan.

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are ensuring coordination between health services, the police and counselling services for child and adult victims of rape.

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the Law Society (Legal Complaints Service and Solicitors Regulation Authority) in the British Coal litigation.

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the implications of the projected increase in the population of the United Kingdom and of the world.

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they propose to end the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Scheme relating to the whole Commonwealth.

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the fourth report on Restorative Justice, whether they plan to expand the role of restorative justice in the criminal justice system.

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the role of Privy Counsellors.

Earl of Selborne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future funding of agricultural and food research.

Lord Borrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they hope to achieve through the publication of the Department of Health’s consultation paper on the future of tobacco control.

Lord Watson of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the desirability, and viability, of further expansions at Heathrow airport.

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposals in Dignity in Dying’s Charter for Dignity at the End of Life will be taken into account as they take forward their end of life care strategy.

Lord Hannay of Chiswick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Nuclear Security Project launched in the United States and supported in the United Kingdom; and whether they will support a new drive for multilateral nuclear disarmament.

Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they will give to enable the British Formula 1 Grand Prix to continue.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Centre for Policy Studies’ recent publication How to save the BBC by Sir Anthony Jay.

Baroness Prashar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those with autism benefit from enhanced social inclusion and are properly protected by disability discrimination legislation.

Baroness Turner of Camden to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to enable older workers who are able and willing to continue working to do so.

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the situation in the Niger Delta.

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage the co-ordination of fire safety and emergency services across the European Union.

Lord Blaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current situation in Zimbabwe.

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the future of public service broadcasting in Scotland.

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all non-British citizens resident in the United Kingdom are provided with adequate benefits, housing, health care and education.

Lord Skidelsky to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to alleviate the present financial situation.

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to reform default retirement ages.

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what research they are conducting on the relationship between school exclusions and criminal behaviour.

Viscount Falkland to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the National Health Service does not provide doctors to treat critically injured and ill patients outside hospital anywhere in the United Kingdom except for London.

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Questions for Written Answer

Tabled on 27 October and due for answer by 10 November.

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice, Bridget Prentice, on 23 October (HC Deb, 562W), how English courts, when considering a consent order embodying the terms of an agreement reached by the parties to a family dispute in a shar’ia court, ensure that it complies with English legal tenets, in particular that women party to such consent orders have freely given their consent. HL5874

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what matters were discussed by Lord Malloch-Brown on his recent visit to Bangladesh; in particular, what discussions were held about whether the government of Bangladesh will lift the state of emergency before the 18 December elections and the steps to be taken to exclude those committed to trial on criminal charges from standing as candidates. HL5875

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is an agreement between Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre and Bedfordshire Primary Care Trust on the services to be provided at the Centre by the Trust; and whether they will place a copy of any such agreement in the Library of the House. HL5876

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many members of Her Majesty’s armed forces are qualified to operate unmanned aerial vehicles in a pilot role; how many are currently undergoing training; and what is the target number when the Watchkeeper unmanned aerial vehicle is in service. HL5877

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Desert Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles are in service; how many are being procured; and how many have been damaged beyond repair. HL5878

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government when each (a) Type 22, (b) Type 23, (c) Type 43, and (d) Type 45 warship currently in service is scheduled for refit or extended maintenance; and how long in each case the scheduled refit is expected to take. HL5879

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much time is expected to elapse in the service life of each (a) Type 22, (b) Type 23, (c) Type 43, and (d) Type 45 warship between each scheduled period of refit or extended maintenance. HL5880

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what equipment and services are expected to be supplied by British industry to the European Space Agency’s Galileo project; what benefits are expected for the United Kingdom from the system when in service; and what financial contribution to the project has been or will be made by Her Majesty’s Government. HL5881

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Typhoon aircraft have been delivered to the Royal Air Force; how many flying hours have been achieved on them; and what is the availability of such aircraft in service. HL5882

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people are in receipt of Disability Living Allowance for alcoholism; how many are in receipt of both components of the allowance; how many receive the care component only; how many receive the mobility component only; how much in total is received annually by such claimants; and whether they will undertake research to estimate how much of that money is spent on alcohol or its transportation. HL5883

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people who receive Disability Living Allowance for alcoholism are in receipt of Higher Income Support, Pension Credit, Housing Benefit, or Council Tax Benefit; and what the annual cost of such credits or benefits is in Northern Ireland. HL5884

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether compensation paid to convicted prisoners can be withheld until the prisoners’ victims are informed; whether they provide assistance such that such victims can seek recompense where the convicted person subsequently acquires assets; and whether they will deduct from such compensation the costs involved in imprisoning the individuals. HL5885

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 20 October (WA 76), whether the Northern Ireland Court Service will amend its guidelines on its website to say that note-taking is a matter for the individual judge and to indicate how permission to take notes may be sought from a judge by a member of the public. HL5886

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 3 June (WA 47), why the salaries bill for legally qualified staff in the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland rose from £5,100,000 to £6,035,000 between 2006-07 and 2007-08, when the number of such staff fell by one. HL5887

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government since 1 January 2008 what percentage of Questions for Written Answer in the House of Lords to the Northern Ireland Office were answered in the required 14 days. HL5888

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people are in Colnbrook Detention Centre; and how many men have been held there for longer than three months after the end of their prison sentence. HL5889

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people held at Colnbrook Detention Centre are de jure or de facto stateless; and how they deal with such cases. HL5890

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the arrangements at Colnbrook Detention Centre for the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal to grant bail, given the 90 per cent refusal rate; and how a bail address is to be obtained. HL5891

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Serco is complying with the terms of its contract to manage Colnbrook Detention Centre; in particular, whether welfare training is given to those responsible for the welfare of detainees; and if not, why. HL5892

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the extent of the spread of bleeding canker (Phytopthara cactorum and P. citricola) in horse chestnut trees and other species in the United Kingdom; what is the extent of the threat of that disease to horse chestnut trees and other species; and what action they are taking against that threat. HL5893

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the extent of the escape and naturalisation of water primrose (Ludwigia species) in the United Kingdom; whether they have assessed the environmental risks from the spread of that plant; and whether they have issued advice on its sale and propagation and its eradication where it is naturalised. HL5894

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to ban the import, sale, growing and introduction into the wild of water primrose (Ludwigia species) in the United Kingdom. HL5895

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will announce the short list of eco-towns; and whether the list will include ten locations. HL5896

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the advice they receive from the Eco-towns Challenge Panel. HL5897

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been paid in emoluments, expenses and other payments to the Chairman of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council since his appointment. HL5898

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Chairman of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council had any role in deliberations between officials about or involvement in preparations to abolish the Pensions Appeal Tribunal for England and Wales as a stand-alone, specialised and independent jurisdiction for war pension appeals. HL5899

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many new or transferred trains will be available to the First Great Western franchise in Bristol and the west of England after those on loan from other franchises are returned. HL5900

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in considering works under the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 and the Traffic Management Act 2004, local authorities have an obligation to take into account the effect on pedestrians. HL5901

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have issued any recent guidance or instructions about overcrowding of railway trains. HL5902

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 20 October (WA 85), on which occasions outside the normal course of events they have directed the hire and use of railway rolling stock fleets in the last three years. HL5903

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government which significant infrastructure investments have been agreed in the last five years as part of railway franchise agreements (as distinct from those made by Network Rail). HL5904

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Public Performance Measure suitably reflects the experience of travellers on journeys from London, in the light of changes to timetables in the last 15 years. HL5905

Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the results of all local referenda on directly elected mayors including the most recent referendum in Stoke-on-Trent. HL5906

Lord Selsdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have a maritime strategy. HL5907

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to repeal or amend legislation on business rates on empty properties in the Pre-Budget Report. HL5908

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government why civil servants at the National Assessment Agency are to receive bonuses; and whether such bonuses took into account the preparation for the marking of the 2008 Standard Assessment Tests which began more than a year ago. HL5909

Lord Hamilton of Epsom to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform or the Prime Minister’s Office were notified before the press officer for trade in the European Commission issued a statement saying that the Secretary of State had met Mr Oleg Deripaska at “a few social gatherings in 2006 and 2007” and never discussed aluminium. HL5910

Lord Hamilton of Epsom to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform will recuse himself from any discussions relating to aluminium tariffs or any business in which Mr Oleg Deripaska has a significant interest. HL5911

Baroness O’Cathain to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any Government department has requested or received copies of any report regarding any investigation or inquiry undertaken by, or on behalf of, the European Commission, or the European Commission Director-General for Trade, Mr David O’Sullivan, into the conduct of any aspect of the service as a European Commissioner of the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, including discussions and decisions on aluminium tariffs; if so, when they were requested or received; and whether they will place copies of any such reports in the Library of the House. HL5912

Baroness O’Cathain to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement on 24 October by the Prime Minister that the nature of the dealings of the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform with Mr Oleg Deripaska “was already investigated by the European Commission when he was a Commissioner and the answer was nothing untoward happened”, (a) what were the date, responsible authority and terms of reference of the investigation to which the Prime Minister referred; and (b) whether they will place a copy of any report of that investigation in the Library of the House. HL5913

Lord Morrow to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many police stations throughout each District Command Unit in Northern Ireland will remain operational. HL5914

Lord Morrow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps will be taken to ensure that Northern Ireland is not left under-resourced as a consequence of any police station closure. HL5915

Lord Morrow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration has been given to maintaining the Full-Time Reserves, and maximising police resources, in response to increased dissident republican activity. HL5916

Lord Morrow to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Historical Enquiries Team is not examining ballistic records systematically to look for connections between deaths on its records. HL5917

Lord Morrow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Police Service of Northern Ireland has to bid for the money received from the sale of a police station in Northern Ireland. HL5918

Lord Morrow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Police Service of Northern Ireland recoups the full amount from the sale of a police station in Northern Ireland. HL5919

Lord Taylor of Holbeach to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 20 October (WA 86), whether drivers of heavy goods vehicles examined at a roadside check and found to be in violation of traffic laws may (a) be required to pay an on-the-spot fine; (b) be required to appear in court prior to the levying of a fine; or (c) if they are based overseas, be required to remain the United Kingdom until the court hearing. HL5920

Lord Taylor of Holbeach to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 20 October (WA 86), by what methods courts collect fines from overseas heavy goods vehicles; and how they handle non-payment. HL5921

Lord Taylor of Holbeach to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 20 October (WA 79), whether those involved in the Spending Review would be in possession of data showing how much revenue has been raised by taxes on the generation of methane and of nitrous oxide; and, if so, how up-to-date such figures would be. HL5922

Lord Taylor of Holbeach to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin on 17 October (WA 78), whether the common delivery model in use across the 17 diplomas includes funding for the costs, such as for student transport, incurred outside the colleges offering these courses; and, in particular, whether colleges offering the land-based diploma will be able to claim for the additional expenses involved. HL5923

Lord Taylor of Holbeach to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin on 17 October (WA 77-78), how many of the 3,621 land-based diploma places carry an assurance of 10 days in the workplace at each level. HL5924

Lord Taylor of Holbeach to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 15 October (WA 52), whether the replacement by Government departments of major information technology equipment is undertaken on a year-by-year basis and constrained by the availability of finance in each particular year. HL5925

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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.

5 June 2008 (19 June)

HL3998 Lord Laird [FCO]

9 June 2008 (23 June)

HL4027 Viscount Waverley [CO]

HL4028 Viscount Waverley [CO]

HL4029 Viscount Waverley [CO]

HL4030 Viscount Waverley [CO]

17 June 2008 (1 July)

HL4300 Lord Patten [FCO]

2 July 2008 (16 July)

HL4584 Lord Alton of Liverpool [FCO]

HL4599 Lord Hanningfield [FCO]

HL4622 Lord Dykes [FCO]

HL4624 Lord Dykes [FCO]

10 July 2008 (24 July)

HL4868 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [DfBERR]

15 July 2008 (29 July)

HL4952 Lord Laird [CO]

16 July 2008 (30 July)

HL5001 Earl of Northesk [CO]

HL5002 Earl of Northesk [CO]

HL5003 Earl of Northesk [CO]

HL5004 Earl of Northesk [CO]

17 July 2008 (31 July)

HL5052 Earl of Sandwich [DfID]

HL5068 Lord Dykes [FCO]

1 September 2008 (15 September)

HL5246 Lord Patten [FCO]

HL5305 Lord Tebbit [FCO]

29 September 2008 (13 October)

HL5314 Lord Moonie [MoD]

HL5324 Lord Morris of Manchester [FCO]

HL5342 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [DfBERR]

HL5343 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [FCO]

HL5348 Lord Bradshaw [DfBERR]

HL5363 Lord Berkeley [MoD]

HL5364 Lord Berkeley [MoD]

HL5371 Lord Teverson [DfBERR]

HL5375 Lord Hylton [FCO]

HL5383 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [FCO]

HL5384 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [FCO]

HL5385 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [FCO]

HL5392 Lord Jenkin of Roding [DfBERR]

HL5404 Lord Astor of Hever [MoD]

6 October 2008 (20 October)

HL5406 Viscount Waverley [FCO]

HL5416 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL5420 Lord Hylton [FCO]

HL5424 Lord Chadlington [DfBERR]

HL5430 Lord Browne of Madingley [DECC]

HL5434 Lord Taylor of Holbeach [DECC]

HL5437 Lord Taylor of Holbeach [DECC]

HL5442 Lord Laird [HO]

HL5443 Lord Laird [HO]

HL5444 Lord Laird [HO]

HL5446 Lord Laird [HO]

HL5447 Lord Laird [NIO]

7 October 2008 (21 October)

HL5449 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

HL5450 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

HL5461 Lord Hylton [FCO]

HL5463 Lord Taylor of Holbeach [DECC]

HL5467 Lord Taylor of Holbeach [DoH]

HL5477 Lord Ouseley [DCMS]

HL5478 Lord Ouseley [DCMS]

HL5479 Lord Ouseley [DCMS]

HL5481 Lord Ouseley [HO]

HL5491 Lord Jopling [FCO]

HL5494 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [DECC]

8 October 2008 (22 October)

HL5516 Lord Hylton [DECC]

HL5520 Lord Jones of Cheltenham [FCO]

HL5522 Lord Jones of Cheltenham [FCO]

HL5524 Lord Jones of Cheltenham [DECC]

9 October 2008 (23 October)

HL5549 Viscount Waverley [HO]

10 October 2008 (24 October)

HL5570 Lord Taylor of Holbeach [DECC]

HL5572 Lord Taylor of Holbeach [DECC]

HL5576 Lord Morris of Manchester [FCO]

HL5583 Baroness Hamwee [DfT]

13 October 2008 (27 October)

HL5589 Lord Clement-Jones [FCO]

HL5591 Lord Avebury [FCO]

HL5600 Lord Laird [MoJ]

HL5602 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5606 Lord Taylor of Holbeach [DECC]

HL5609 Baroness Finlay of Llandaff [DoH]

HL5610 Lord Roberts of Conwy [DoH]

HL5615 Lord Morris of Manchester [MoD]

HL5616 Lord Morris of Manchester [MoD]

HL5617 Lord Morris of Manchester [MoD]

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

[CO] 9 [DCMS] 3 [DECC] 10 [DfBERR] 6 [DfID] 1 [DfT] 1
[DoH] 3 [FCO] 24 [HO] 9 [MoD] 7 [MoJ] 1 [NIO] 2

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Bills in Progress

Type of Bill To be considered
Waiting for Second Reading
Iraq War Inquiry [HL] Private Member’s
Borough Freedom (No. 2) [HL] Private Member’s
Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee
Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) [HL] Private 11 November
Re-committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee
London Local Authorities [HL] Private
Committed to a Select Committee
London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) [HL] Private
Broads Authority Private
Committed to a Committee of the Whole House
House of Lords [HL] Private Member’s
Kidney Transplant [HL] Private Member’s
House of Lords (Amendment) [HL] Private Member’s
House of Lords (Members’ Taxation Status) [HL] Private Member’s
Safety Deposit Current Accounts [HL] Private Member’s
Sunday Trading (Horticulture) [HL] Private Member’s
Waiting for Report
Energy (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government 28 October
Pensions Government 29 October
Education and Skills (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government 30 October
Counter-Terrorism Government 4 November
Planning Government 6 November
Waiting for Third Reading
Torture (Damages) [HL] Private Member’s
Sent to the Commons
Local Transport [HL] Government
Disabled Persons (Independent Living) [HL] Private Member’s
Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts [HL]
(Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion)
Government
Climate Change [HL] (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government
Employment [HL] Government
Alcohol Labelling [HL] Private Member’s
Retail Development [HL] Private Member’s
Powers of Entry etc. [HL] Private Member’s
Immigration (Discharged Gurkhas) [HL] Private Member’s
Bournemouth Borough Council [HL] Private
Manchester City Council [HL] Private
Waiting for consideration of Commons amendments
Children and Young Persons [HL] Government
Human Fertilisation and Embryology [HL] Government 29 October
Waiting for Royal Assent
Planning and Energy Private Member’s

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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 Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments
Draft Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Disclosure of Information by SOCA) (Revocation and Re-enactment) Order 2008
Draft Armed Forces (Alignment of Service Discipline Acts) (No. 2) Order 2008
Draft Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (Amendment) Order 2008
Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Functions of a Designated Regulator) Order 2008
Draft Visiting Forces and International Headquarters (Application of Law) (Amendment) Order 2008
Draft International Headquarters and Defence Organisations (Designation and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2008
Draft International Organization for Migration (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2008
Draft European Union Military Staff (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2008
Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (2006 International Tropical Timber Agreement) Order 2008
Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Police Appeals Tribunals Rules 2008 29 October
Draft Police (Performance) Regulations 2008 29 October
Draft Police (Conduct) Regulations 2008 29 October
Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2008 29 October
Draft International Criminal Court (Remand Time) Order 2008 29 October
Draft Wool Textile Industry (Export Promotion Levy) (Revocation) Order 2008 29 October
Draft Rail Vehicle Accessibility Exemption Orders (Parliamentary Procedures) Regulations 2008 29 October
Draft Rail Vehicle Accessibility (London Underground Victoria Line 09TS Vehicles) Exemption Order 2008 29 October
Draft Air Navigation (Environmental Standards for Non-EASA Aircraft) Order 2008 29 October
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008
Draft Social Security (Lone Parents and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2008 30th Report
Draft Judicial Appointments Order 2008 29 October
Draft Local Elections (Ordinary Day of Elections in 2009) Order 2008
Landsbanki Freezing Order 2008 29th Report 28 October
Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2008
Draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Social Welfare and Other Fields) Order 2008
Draft Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2008
Draft Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Prescribed Criteria) (Foreign Offences) Order 2008 6 November
Draft Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Transitory Provisions) Order 2008 6 November
Draft Medical Profession (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2008
Landsbanki Freezing (Amendment) Order 2008 28 October

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Super-affirmative instrument in Progress

This category lists super-affirmative instruments for which the House has not appointed special scrutiny arrangements. See the separate lists below for Human Rights Act 1998 Remedial Orders and Legislative Reform Orders.

Date of Laying Expiry of first-stage scrutiny
Proposal laid before the House for first-stage scrutiny
Proposed draft Criminal Damage (Compensation) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 25 June 6 November

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Negative Instruments

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires To be considered
27th Report
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Art and Design in respect of the Third Key Stage) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Citizenship in respect of the Third and Fourth Key Stages) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programme of Study in Design and Technology in respect of the Third Key Stage) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in English in respect of the Third and Fourth Key Stages) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programme of Study in Geography in respect of the Third Key Stage) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programme of Study in History in respect of the Third Key Stage) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Information and Communication Technology in respect of the Third and Fourth Key Stages) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Mathematics in respect of the Third and Fourth Key Stages) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programme of Study in Modern Foreign Languages in respect of the Third Key Stage) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programme of Study in Music in respect of the Third Key Stage) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Physical Education in respect of the Third and Fourth Key Stages) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programme of Study in Science in respect of the Third Key Stage) (England) Order 2008 1 November
28th Report
Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2008 14 November
Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2008 14 November
Bradford & Bingley plc Transfer of Securities and Property etc. Order 2008 14 November
29th Report
Heritable Bank plc Transfer of Certain Rights and Liabilities Order 2008 15 November
Transfer of Rights and Liabilities to ING Order 2008 16 November
Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander Limited Transfer of Certain Rights and Liabilities Order 2008 16 November

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Legislative Reform Orders in Progress

Date of Laying Parliamentary Procedure
Affirmative draft Order laid before the House and referred to the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Verification of Weighing and Measuring Equipment) Order 2008 20 October Affirmative
Regulatory Reform Committee To be considered
Affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Lloyd’s) Order 2008 13th Report

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Committees

Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords’ rooms in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheet. Only the next meeting of each Committee is listed below. Further details of these meetings, and of planned further meetings, may be found in the House of Lords Committees Weekly Bulletin.

Tuesday 28 October
European Union Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade 10.30am
Human Rights Joint Committee 1.30pm
Merits of Statutory Instruments Select Committee 3.30pm
Economic Affairs Select Committee 3.30pm
Procedure Domestic Committee 4.15pm
European Union Select Committee 4.45pm
Wednesday 29 October
European Union Sub-Committee F Home Affairs 10.30am
European Union Sub-Committee D Environment and Agriculture 10.30am
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Select Committee 10.30am
Constitution Select Committee 10.30am
Science and Technology Sub-Committee II Genomic Medicine 10.30am
Statutory Instruments Joint Committee 3.45pm
Thursday 30 October
European Union Sub-Committee G Social Policy and Consumer Affairs 10.00am
European Union Sub-Committee C Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy 10.30am
Tuesday 4 November
Science and Technology Select Committee 9.30am
Works of Art Domestic Committee 4.15pm
Wednesday 5 November
Communications Select Committee 10.00am
Tuesday 11 November
Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) Bill [HL] Unopposed Committee 11.15am
House Committee Domestic Committee 4.00pm

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Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 27 October 2008

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

1   Earldom of Durham in the Peerage of Great Britain The Lord Chancellor reported that Edward Richard Lambton had established his succession to the Earldom of Durham. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter the Earl of Durham on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).

2   Barony of Glendyne in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Lord Chancellor reported that John Nivison had established his succession to the Barony of Glendyne. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter Lord Glendyne on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).

3   Barony of Shaughnessy in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Lord Chancellor reported that Charles George Patrick Shaughnessy had established his succession to the Barony of Shaughnessy. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter Lord Shaughnessy on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).

Public Business

4   Airports: immigration and security A question was asked by Lord Naseby and answered by Lord West of Spithead.

5   National Muslim Women’s Advisory Group A question was asked by Baroness Warsi and answered by Lord Patel of Bradford.

6   Defence: European Union and NATO co-operation A question was asked by Lord Astor of Hever and answered by Baroness Taylor of Bolton.

7   Palace of Westminster: visitors A question was asked by Baroness Massey of Darwen and answered by the Chairman of Committees.

8   Torture (Damages) Bill [HL] The order of commitment was discharged.

9   Pensions Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 65. Amendments were agreed to. Amendments 69A, 74, 77 and 77A were disagreed to (see division lists 1 to 4). The report stage was adjourned.

10   Mental Health Act 2007 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2008 Baroness Thornton moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 7 July be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

11   Pensions Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 77C. Amendments were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned after amendment 78T.

The House adjourned at 10.24pm until 2.30pm on Tuesday 28 October.

Michael Pownall

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.

Instrument Withdrawn

The following instrument, laid before the House on 15 October, was withdrawn on 24 October:

Draft Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Amendment of List of Responders) Order 2008.

Legislative Reform Order Withdrawn

The following order, laid before the House on 9 October, was withdrawn:

Draft Legislative Reform (Insolvency) (Individual Voluntary Arrangements) Order 2008.

Command Papers

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

1   Children—Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography. (24 October)   (7490)

2   Indemnity—Minute from the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform concerning the grant of an environmental indemnity relating to the development of the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus. (27 October)   (—)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)

The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 24 October, were ordered to lie on the Table.

1   Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 6) Regulations 2008, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.   (2767)

2   Appeals (Excluded Decisions) (Amendment) Order 2008, laid under the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.   (2780)

Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of British Shipbuilders, laid under the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act 1977.

2   Report for 2007-08 of the Northern Ireland Court Service, laid under the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978.

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Judicial Business

Monday 27 October

1   Chief Constable of the Hertfordshire Police (Original Appellant and Cross-respondent) v Van Colle (administrator of the estate of GC (deceased)) and another (Original Respondents and Cross-appellant) Further to the Order of the House of Wednesday 30 July 2008 (60th Report, Session 2007-08; [2008] UKHL 50) it is ordered that there be no Order for costs.

2   Mucelli (Appellant) v Government of Albania (Respondents) (Criminal Appeal from Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice) The appeal of Vullnet Mucelli was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto.

3   HH (Iran) (FC) (Petitioner) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) The petition of HH praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged (lodged 8 October).

4   Appeal Committee The 115th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made:

MA (Palestinian Territories) (FC) (Petitioner) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) That the respondent be invited to lodge objections by 10 November.

AS (Somalia) (FC) and another (FC) (Petitioners) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 10 November.

AL (Jamaica) (FC) (Petitioner) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) That leave to appeal be refused; that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for her costs in accordance with direction 5.1(c); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) v Nasseri (FC) (Petitioner) That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 10 November.

SM (Eire) (FC) (Petitioner) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) That the petition be referred for hearing.

Gray (Respondent) v Thames Trains and others (Petitioners) That leave to appeal be given to the petitioners and leave to cross-appeal be given to the respondents; and that both petitions be lodged by 10 November.

Odelola (FC) (Petitioner) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 10 November.

R (on the application of H (by his litigation mother and next friend O)) (FC) (Petitioner) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) That leave to appeal be refused; that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for her costs in accordance with direction 5.1(c); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

Thorner (Petitioner) v Majors and others (Respondents) That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 10 November.

5   Appeal Committee The 116th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made:

Liu and another and others (Petitioners) and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for her 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.

DM (by his litigation friends NM and JM) (Respondent) v Big Pictures (UK) Limited (Petitioners) 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 Eisai Limited) (Respondents) v National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Petitioners) That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their 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.

Romantiek Transport BVBA and others (Petitioners) v Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (Respondents) That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their 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.

L and another (Petitioners) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) That leave to appeal be refused.

Moran (FC) (Petitioner) v Manchester City Council (Respondents) That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 10 November.

Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) and others v Rayner (Petitioner) That the respondent be invited to lodge objections by 10 November.

Spencer (Petitioner) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (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.

Tuesday 28 October at 10.00am
In Committee Room No 1

Further hearing by the Appellate Committee in the following cause:

RB (Algeria) (FC) and another (Appellants) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)

Not before 12.00 noon

Hearing by the Appellate Committee in the following cause:

OO (Jordan) (Original Respondent and Cross-appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Original Appellant and Cross-respondent)

At 10.30am

In Committee Room No 2

Further hearing by the Appellate Committee in the following cause:

Savage (Respondent) v South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Appellants)

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Divisions on 27 October 2008

Pensions Bill

Division No. 1

Lord Fowler moved amendment 69A, after clause 98, to insert the new clause Suspension of annuitisation order. The House divided:

   Contents   129

   Not-contents   156

Contents

Alton of Liverpool, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Ashcroft, L.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Bates, L.
Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Browne of Belmont, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Carnegy of Lour, B.
Cathcart, E.
Chadlington, L.
Cobbold, L.
Colville of Culross, V.
Colwyn, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Courtown, E.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crathorne, L.
Crickhowell, L.
Crisp, L.
D’Souza, B.
De Mauley, L.
Eccles, V.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Eden of Winton, L.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Feldman, L.
Ferrers, E.
Fookes, B.
Forsyth of Drumlean, L.
Fowler, L. [Teller]
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Garel-Jones, L.
Geddes, L.
Glenarthur, L.
Goodlad, L.
Goschen, V.
Greengross, B.
Greenway, L.
Hamilton of Epsom, L.
Hanham, B.
Hayhoe, L.
Henley, L.
Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
Hogg, B.
Howard of Rising, L.
Howarth of Breckland, B.
Howe, E.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Inglewood, L.
James of Blackheath, L.
Jay of Ewelme, L.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Kingsland, L.
Knight of Collingtree, B.
Leach of Fairford, L.
Lindsay, E.
Liverpool, E.
Lucas, L.
Lyell of Markyate, L.
McCluskey, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
Mackay of Clashfern, L.
Mar, C.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Mawhinney, L.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Montgomery of Alamein, V.
Montrose, D.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Moser, L.
Naseby, L.
Neville-Jones, B.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Noakes, B.
Northesk, E.
O’Cathain, B.
O’Neill of Bengarve, B.
Onslow, E.
Oppenheim-Barnes, B.
Palmer, L.
Patel, L.
Plumb, L.
Ramsbotham, L.
Rawlings, B.
Rees-Mogg, L.
Rogan, L.
Rowe-Beddoe, L.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
Saatchi, L.
Sanderson of Bowden, L.
Seccombe, B. [Teller]
Selsdon, L.
Sharples, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Shephard of Northwold, B.
Skelmersdale, L.
Stair, E.
Stewartby, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Swinfen, L.
Taylor of Holbeach, L.
Tebbit, L.
Trenchard, V.
Tugendhat, L.
Ullswater, V.
Verma, B.
Wade of Chorlton, L.
Wakeham, L.
Walpole, L.
Warsi, B.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Windlesham, L.

Not Contents

Addington, L.
Adebowale, L.
Adonis, L.
Ahmed, L.
Amos, B.
Andrews, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Avebury, L.
Bach, L.
Barker, B.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]
Berkeley, L.
Bernstein of Craigweil, L.
Bhattacharyya, L.
Bilston, L.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Borrie, L.
Boyd of Duncansby, L.
Bradshaw, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carlile of Berriew, L.
Carter of Barnes, L.
Carter of Coles, L.
Christopher, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Darzi of Denham, L.
Davidson of Glen Clova, L.
Davies of Oldham, L. [Teller]
Dholakia, L.
Dixon, L.
Dykes, L.
Eatwell, L.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Falkender, B.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Fearn, L.
Filkin, L.
Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.
Foulkes of Cumnock, L.
Fyfe of Fairfield, L.
Gale, B.
Garden of Frognal, B.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Goodhart, L.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Goudie, B.
Griffiths of Burry Port, L.
Grocott, L.
Hamwee, B.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Hart of Chilton, L.
Haskel, L.
Haworth, L.
Henig, B.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jones, L.
Jones of Whitchurch, B.
Jordan, L.
Judd, L.
Kennedy of The Shaws, B.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Layard, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lee of Trafford, L.
Leitch, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Lipsey, L.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
Ludford, B.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Meacher, B.
Morgan, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Morris of Yardley, B.
Neuberger, B.
Northover, B.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.
Patel of Bradford, L.
Pendry, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Prosser, B.
Prys-Davies, L.
Quin, B.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Rennard, L.
Richard, L.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Rosser, L.
Rowlands, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Sawyer, L.
Sewel, L.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Sheldon, L.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Snape, L.
Soley, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Temple-Morris, L.
Teverson, L.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Thornton, B.
Tonge, B.
Tope, L.
Tordoff, L.
Triesman, L.
Truscott, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turnberg, L.
Tyler, L.
Vadera, B.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walmsley, B.
Warner, L.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Invergowrie, L.
West of Spithead, L.
Whitaker, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Pensions Bill

Division No. 2

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope moved amendment 74, before clause 123, to insert the new clause Independent Public Sector Pensions Commission. The House divided:

   Contents   48

   Not-contents   125

Contents

Addington, L.
Alderdice, L.
Avebury, L.
Barker, B.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Bradshaw, L.
Carlile of Berriew, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Craig of Radley, L.
Crisp, L.
Dholakia, L.
Dykes, L.
Falkland, V.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Fearn, L.
Garden of Frognal, B.
Goodhart, L.
Hamwee, B.
Haskins, L.
Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Lee of Trafford, L. [Teller]
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Monson, L.
Neuberger, B.
Newby, L.
Northover, B.
Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.
Razzall, L.
Redesdale, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L. [Teller]
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Taverne, L.
Teverson, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Tonge, B.
Tope, L.
Tordoff, L.
Tyler, L.
Walmsley, B.
Walpole, L.

Not Contents

Adebowale, L.
Adonis, L.
Ahmed, L.
Amos, B.
Andrews, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Bach, L.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]
Berkeley, L.
Bernstein of Craigweil, L.
Bilston, L.
Borrie, L.
Boyd of Duncansby, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Butler-Sloss, B.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carter of Barnes, L.
Carter of Coles, L.
Christopher, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Colville of Culross, V.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Cox, B.
D’Souza, B.
Davidson of Glen Clova, L.
Davies of Oldham, L. [Teller]
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Dixon, L.
Donoughue, L.
Dubs, L.
Eatwell, L.
Elystan-Morgan, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Filkin, L.
Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.
Gale, B.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Goudie, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Greengross, B.
Griffiths of Burry Port, L.
Grocott, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Hart of Chilton, L.
Haskel, L.
Haworth, L.
Henig, B.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Howarth of Newport, L.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jones, L.
Jones of Whitchurch, B.
Jordan, L.
Kennedy of The Shaws, B.
Kingsmill, B.
Kirkhill, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Leitch, L.
Lipsey, L.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
Low of Dalston, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Meacher, B.
Montgomery of Alamein, V.
Moonie, L.
Morgan, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
O’Neill of Bengarve, B.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Patel, L.
Patel of Bradford, L.
Pendry, L.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Prosser, B.
Prys-Davies, L.
Quin, B.
Radice, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Richard, L.
Rogan, L.
Rosser, L.
Rowlands, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Sawyer, L.
Sewel, L.
Sheldon, L.
Simon, V.
Snape, L.
Soley, L.
Stern, B.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Thornton, B.
Triesman, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turnberg, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Warner, L.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Invergowrie, L.
West of Spithead, L.
Whitaker, B.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Pensions Bill

Division No. 3

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay moved amendment 77, before clause 123, to insert the new clause Amendment of rules to take pension annuities by the age of 75. The House divided:

   Contents   46

   Not-contents   99

Contents

Addington, L. [Teller]
Alderdice, L.
Barker, B.
Best, L.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Bradshaw, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Cotter, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crisp, L.
Dear, L.
Dykes, L.
Falkland, V.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Fearn, L.
Garden of Frognal, B.
Hamwee, B.
Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Lee of Trafford, L. [Teller]
Ludford, B.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Neuberger, B.
Northover, B.
O’Neill of Bengarve, B.
Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.
Patel, L.
Ramsbotham, L.
Razzall, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rennard, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Rogan, L.
Rowe-Beddoe, L.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Tonge, B.
Tordoff, L.
Tyler, L.
Walmsley, B.
Walpole, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.

Not Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.
Adonis, L.
Ahmed, L.
Andrews, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Bach, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]
Bernstein of Craigweil, L.
Bilston, L.
Borrie, L.
Boyd of Duncansby, L.
Bradley, L.
Brennan, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carter of Barnes, L.
Carter of Coles, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cohen of Pimlico, B.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
D’Souza, B.
Davidson of Glen Clova, L.
Davies of Oldham, L. [Teller]
Dixon, L.
Dubs, L.
Elystan-Morgan, L.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Filkin, L.
Ford, B.
Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.
Foulkes of Cumnock, L.
Gale, B.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Goudie, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Grantchester, L.
Grocott, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Hart of Chilton, L.
Haworth, L.
Henig, B.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Jones, L.
Jones of Whitchurch, B.
Jordan, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Leitch, L.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Meacher, B.
Moonie, L.
Morgan, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Patel of Bradford, L.
Pendry, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Prosser, B.
Prys-Davies, L.
Radice, L.
Richard, L.
Rosser, L.
Rowlands, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Sawyer, L.
Sewel, L.
Simon, V.
Smith of Finsbury, L.
Snape, L.
Soley, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Thornton, B.
Triesman, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Warner, L.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
West of Spithead, L.
Whitaker, B.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Young of Norwood Green, L.

Pensions Bill

Division No. 4

Lord Fowler moved amendment 77A, before clause 123, to insert the new clause Amendment of pensions annuities rule. The House divided:

   Contents   50

   Not-contents   89

Contents

Addington, L.
Alderdice, L.
Barker, B.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Bradshaw, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Cotter, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crickhowell, L.
Crisp, L.
D’Souza, B.
Dykes, L.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Fowler, L.
Garden of Frognal, B.
Geddes, L.
Greengross, B.
Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.
Hamwee, B.
Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Lee of Trafford, L.
Lucas, L.
MacGregor of Pulham Market, L. [Teller]
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Monson, L.
Neuberger, B.
Northbrook, L. [Teller]
O’Neill of Bengarve, B.
Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.
Patel, L.
Ramsbotham, L.
Razzall, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rennard, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Rogan, L.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Sheikh, L.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Tonge, B.
Tordoff, L.
Tyler, L.
Ullswater, V.
Walpole, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.

Not Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.
Adonis, L.
Andrews, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Bach, L.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]
Bernstein of Craigweil, L.
Bilston, L.
Borrie, L.
Boyd of Duncansby, L.
Bradley, L.
Brennan, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carter of Barnes, L.
Carter of Coles, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cohen of Pimlico, B.
Davidson of Glen Clova, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Dixon, L.
Dubs, L.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Ford, B.
Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.
Foulkes of Cumnock, L.
Gale, B.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Goudie, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Grantchester, L.
Grocott, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Haworth, L.
Henig, B.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Chesterton, L.
Jones, L.
Jones of Whitchurch, B.
Jordan, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Leitch, L.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
Maxton, L.
Meacher, B.
Moonie, L.
Morgan, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Patel of Bradford, L. [Teller]
Pendry, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Prosser, B.
Richard, L.
Rosser, L.
Rowlands, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Sawyer, L.
Sewel, L.
Sheldon, L.
Simon, V.
Snape, L.
Soley, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Thornton, B.
Triesman, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Warner, L.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
West of Spithead, L.
Whitaker, B.
Young of Norwood Green, L.

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