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Tuesday 2 June 2009 at 2.30pm

*Oral questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will encourage the British Olympic Association to hold the Olympic shooting events in 2012 at Bisley instead of Woolwich.

*Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the guidance issued to Primary Care Trusts in August 2007 on the commissioning of ambulance and patient transport services is being monitored.

*Earl Ferrers to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the House’s sessional order relating to the freedom of passage to the Houses of Parliament, made on 3 December 2008, has been fully implemented.

†*Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the recent Court of Appeal ruling, they expect police to delete the images they hold of protestors.

Online Purchasing of Goods and Services (Age Verification) Bill [HL] Committee [Baroness Massey of Darwen] 3rd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Baroness Massey of Darwen to move that the order of commitment be discharged.

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill Second Reading [Baroness Morgan of Drefelin]

If the bill is read a second time, Baroness Morgan of Drefelin to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

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Future Business

Wednesday 3 June at 3.00pm

*Baroness Hamwee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their role in dealing with the current and projected shortages of primary school places.

*Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many young people will be turned away from E2E courses between now and September 2009.

*Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision has been made to prevent violence against disabled people.

†*Lord McNally to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the National Council for Democratic Renewal, announced by the Prime Minister on 1 June, to meet.

†Business Rate Supplements Bill Baroness Andrews to move that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 5
Schedule 1
Clauses 6 to 23
Schedule 2
Clauses 24 to 32.

Policing and Crime Bill Second Reading [Lord West of Spithead]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord West of Spithead to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Thursday 4 June at 11.00am

*Baroness Perry of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to increase the number of suitable applicants for school headships.

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom will be represented at the Holocaust Era Assets Conference to be hosted by the Czech Republic in Prague.

*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the implementation of Sharia Law in the United Kingdom.

Lord Bragg to call attention to the contribution of the creative industries to the United Kingdom economy; and to move for papers.

Lord Haskel to call attention to the contribution of science, technology and engineering to the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

Lord Fowler to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on Public service broadcasting: short-term crisis, long-term future? (2nd Report, HL Paper 61).

Monday 8 June at 2.30pm

*Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what current financial exposure is faced by the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD); and what plans they have for the ECGD.

*Lord Lamont of Lerwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government why Damian McBride ceased to be a civil servant in 2005.

*Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask the Chairman of Committees what steps are being taken to improve co-operation between the House of Lords and United Kingdom Members of the European Parliament in scrutinising the policy-making process of the European Union and the implementation of EU policies.

*Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution is made by the Department for Children, Schools and Families to the Creative Partnerships scheme.

Bank of England (Amendment) Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Saatchi]

Business Rate Supplements Bill Report [Baroness Andrews]

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Baroness Howarth of Breckland to move that the Grand Committee do consider the Report of the European Union Committee on Healthcare across EU borders: a safe framework (4th Report, HL Paper 30).

The following three motions are expected to be debated together:

Earl Howe to move that the Grand Committee do consider the Medicines for Human Use (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/1164). 16th Report from the Merits Committee

Earl Howe to move that the Grand Committee do consider the Medicines for Human Use (Prescribing) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2009 (SI 2009/1165). 16th Report from the Merits Committee

Earl Howe to move that the Grand Committee do consider the National Health Service (Charges) (Amendments Relating to Pandemic Influenza) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/1166). 16th Report from the Merits Committee

Tuesday 9 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they are introducing the compulsory electronic identification of sheep by implant; and whether they have taken account of the views of the industries concerned.

*The Lord Bishop of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for monitoring the enforcement of the Prison Service Orders.

*Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the establishment of a post of United Nations special rapporteur for women.

Coroners and Justice Bill Committee [Lord Bach] 7th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee and 8th and 16th Reports from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Welfare Reform Bill Committee [Lord McKenzie of Luton] 7th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee and 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Wednesday 10 June at 3.00pm

*Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for making economies in the running of the Prison Service.

*The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote political stability in Kenya.

*The Lord Bishop of Salisbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will take to encourage the government of Sudan to complete the demarcation of the internal north-south border in a way acceptable to all parties, in the light of the violence in the Upper Nile and Western Equatoria regions.

Saving Gateway Accounts Bill Report [Lord Myners]

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Coroners and Justice Bill will continue.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Agriculture and Rural Development) Order 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Davies of Oldham] 12th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Maritime Labour Convention) Order 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Adonis] 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Establishment of Conservation Board) (Amendment) Order 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Hunt of Kings Heath] 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Establishment of Conservation Board) (Amendment) Order 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Hunt of Kings Heath] 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Thursday 11 June at 11.00am

*Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many new schools, hospitals and bridges in Basra have been funded by United Kingdom aid since 2003.

*Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the amounts of compensation given to farmers whose cattle have been killed due to bovine tuberculosis.

*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to secure unilaterally and multilaterally through the European Union and the United Nations the integration of security and sustainable development policies in the Third World; and what are the implications for budgetary aid.

Lord Bradshaw to call attention to the quality and cost of public transport and the level of crime on public transport; and to move for papers.

Lord Tyler to call attention to the legislative proposals for constitutional renewal; and to move for papers.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Welfare Reform Bill will continue in the Moses Room at 2.00pm.

Monday 15 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest forecast for the balance of payments in the current financial year.

*Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their reaction to the judgment of the Court of Appeal on 18 May regarding the applicability of the Human Rights Act 1998 to members of the armed forces operating in combat zones.

*Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will press the European Union to widen its review of European Union Council Regulation 1/2005 on transport of horses to include journey length, watering, feeding, rest periods and fitness to travel.

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further discussions they have had with banks regarding their lending to businesses and house buyers.

Political Parties and Elections Bill Report [Lord Bach]

Legislative Reform (Minor Variations to Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates) Order 2009 Lord Carter of Barnes to move that the draft Legislative Reform Order laid before the House on 26 March be approved. 7th Report from the Regulatory Reform Committee (Dinner break business)

Lord Clement-Jones to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end to insert “but that this House regrets the Government’s decision to proceed with the draft Legislative Reform Order before section 177 of the Licensing Act 2003 has been amended to provide for an effective exemption of some performances of live music in certain small premises.”

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Welfare Reform Bill will continue in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.

Tuesday 16 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Renton of Mount Harry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to support England’s bid for the 2018 or 2022 football World Cups.

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the report by the Ecumenical Committee for Corporate Responsibility, Vulnerable Migrant Workers: The Responsibility of Business, the remit of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority will be extended.

*Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they would support a one-state solution to the Middle East peace process should a two-state solution become unattainable and a three-state solution be dismissed.

Wednesday 17 June at 3.00pm

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for funding Surrey police force this year and next year.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial help they will give to Sri Lanka in addition to contributions to international aid agencies to help with the resettlement of Tamils out of the displaced persons’ camps and into their former homes.

It is expected that the Report stage of the Political Parties and Elections Bill will conclude.

Thursday 18 June at 11.00am

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the British army in the Laikipia region of Kenya is developing a strategy to minimise the impact of its activities on wildlife, tourism and the local economy.

*The Lord Bishop of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have concluded that asylum seekers returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo will be safe from harm.

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce levels of obesity by encouraging increased physical activity.

Lord Coe to call attention to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London; and to move for papers.

†Lord Fowler to call attention to the Iraq invasion and lessons for the future; and to move for papers.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Welfare Reform Bill will continue in the Moses Room at 2.00pm.

Monday 22 June at 2.30pm

†*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are giving, directly or indirectly, to stem cell research.

†*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance is given to the police and transport authorities on the reopening of routes after road and rail accidents.

†*Lord McNally to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to celebrate the centenary of the Parliament Act completing its passage in the House of Lords on 10 August 1911.

†*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what conclusions they draw from the growing involvement of British expatriate candidates in the European Parliament elections on 7 June in other European Union member states.

Tuesday 23 June at 2.30pm

†*Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to increase the income that junior counsel at the criminal bar receive from legal aid.

†*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their forecast of the revenue lost to HM Treasury through the use of the Channel Islands for avoiding the payment of United Kingdom tax.

†*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of using pre-packaged administrations (pre-packs) in undisclosed insolvency proceedings on small- and medium-sized enterprises which are suppliers to businesses restructured in this way; and whether they have any proposals for greater transparency or minimum disclosure.

Wednesday 24 June at 3.00pm

†*Lord Cope of Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce delays and complexities affecting investigations and the bringing of suspects to trial in Northern Ireland when suspects, witnesses or evidence are in the Republic of Ireland or vice versa.

Thursday 25 June at 11.00am

†*Baroness Rendell of Babergh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that people over the age of 60 are able to access the internet.

Monday 29 June at 2.30pm

†*Baroness Knight of Collingtree to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that patient care will not suffer following the introduction of the new European Working Time Directive on 1 August.

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Select Committee Reports

The date on which the Report was published is in italics

Lord Jopling to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on EUROPOL: coordinating the fight against serious and organised crime (29th Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 183). 12 November 2008

Baroness Cohen of Pimlico to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Developments in EU Trade Policy (35th Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 200). 5 December 2008

Lord Goodlad to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Constitution Committee on Surveillance: Citizens and the State (2nd Report, HL Paper 18). 6 February 2009

Lord Sewel to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Progress of the Common Fisheries Policy (21st Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 146). 22 July 2008

Lord Filkin to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee on the cumulative impact of statutory instruments on schools (9th Report, HL Paper 45).. 13 March 2009

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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 Selsdon to call attention to the role and responsibilities of Non-Departmental Public Bodies; and to move for papers.

Lord Dykes to call attention to the Annual Policy Strategy of the European Commission for 2010 (EM 6852/09); and to move for papers.

Lord Northbourne to call attention to the role of family life in enabling children to achieve good outcomes at school; and to move for papers.

Lord Naseby to call attention to the scope of parliamentary privilege in the 21st Century and the question of who has responsibility to protect members of the two Houses of 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.

Lord Rana to call attention to the case for a living wage in developing countries; and to move for papers.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to call attention to the security and human rights situation in North Korea; and to move for papers.

The Earl of Listowel to call attention to examples of good practice identified in residential work with children and in child and family social work over the last 40 years; and to move for papers.

Lord Lucas to call attention to the report of the Department for Children, School and Families Expert Group on Assessment; and to move for papers.

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Motion relating to Delegated Legislation

Lord Livsey of Talgarth to move that this House declines to approve the draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Housing) Order 2009. 7th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

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Questions for Short Debate

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to respond to the findings and recommendations of the Independent Public Inquiry headed by Lord Archer of Sandwell into the infection and deaths of patients contaminated with HIV and hepatitis C by National Health Service blood and blood products.

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

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to introduce screening for mouth cancer.

Lord Renton of Mount Harry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the connection between Parliament and the public.

Baroness Greenfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support there will be alongside their initiative to allow under-privileged children internet access, in order to maximise potential intellectual benefits.

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to the Agreement of July 2006 between the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the BBC, what is their assessment of the extent to which the BBC has paid sufficient regard to the importance of reflecting humanism in its programmes.

Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the socio-economic prospects for the north-east of England.

Lord Jay of Ewelme to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to give effect to the United Nations doctrine of Responsibility to Protect.

Lord Dear to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are putting in place regarding the management of water and the conservation of rivers.

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reconvene the Interdepartmental Group on Organophosphates (the Carden Committee).

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 Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to assist farmers in Afghanistan to move from opium poppy cultivation to a sustainable alternative livelihood.

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.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of recent experiences in Darfur, Congo and Somalia, they will reassess the way in which international peacekeeping is undertaken in Africa.

Lord Tomlinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage the further development of credit unions in the United Kingdom.

Baroness Wilkins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve spinal chord injury services within the National Health Service.

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the protection of vulnerable migrant workers’ rights.

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have taken to prevent cerebral palsy.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will sponsor a conference to consider how any justification for acts of violence or policies of religious or sexual discrimination by reference to the Christian, Islamic or Jewish religions can be discouraged.

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that reform of the pharmacy sector will contribute to better health, increased patient choice and an improved relationship between community pharmacists and general medical practitioners.

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of preparations for the hosting of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in tackling the present issues facing the bus industry.

The Lord Bishop of Salisbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will take to encourage the government of Sudan to complete the demarcation of the internal north-south border, in the light of renewed violence in the Upper Nile and Western Equatoria regions.

Lord Taverne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the status of the Press Complaints Commission.

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for the United Kingdom of future world population growth.

Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support children’s speech, language and communication skills and to inform parents about relevant service provision in their area.

Lord Craig of Radley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have proposals to reduce the amount of electronic surveillance.

Lord Steyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of confidence of the British public in the introduction of Identity Cards.

Lord Cotter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the provision of social care for children and young people.

Lord Bridges to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take regarding those prisoners released from Guantanamo Bay who return to the United Kingdom.

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will establish a limit for the length of detention under immigration and asylum law, reduce the number of detainees, and prevent deportation breaching Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Lord Wade of Chorlton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what mechanisms they intend to use to assist small and medium-sized enterprises to access capital finance.

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the United Kingdom’s agriculture and horticulture markets.

Earl Howe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the report by the British Association for Parental and Enteral Nutrition, Combating malnutrition: recommendations for action.

Earl Howe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking regarding the consistency of decision-making processes between primary care trusts in determining the off-label use of medicines in near-label conditions.

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that community punishments are rehabilitative.

The Earl of Dundee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce road casualties after 2010.

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to ensure, within the appropriate United Nations machinery, impartial investigation of any war crimes committed during the recent conflict in Gaza.

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to bring forward proposals for a full withdrawal of United Kingdom forces from Afghanistan.

The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what examples of good practice they have identified in residential work with children and in child and family social work.

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the state of local and regional newspapers.

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to facilitate access to advice on pain management by those suffering from chronic pain.

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards implementing the aims of the Vision 2020 initiative to prevent avoidable blindness and support those in developing countries who are unavoidably blind.

Lord Palmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to tackle the causes of the long-term decline of the British pig industry.

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial aid has been given to Sri Lanka for the resettlement of Tamil, Muslim and Sinhalese refugees since January 2009; and what further aid will be pledged in 2009 and 2010.

Lord Janvrin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to draw business opportunities in India to the attention of United Kingdom companies and to attract Indian investments in the United Kingdom.

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made concerning the welfare of children and young people in foster care in the United Kingdom.

Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for the provision of care for those who need it.

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will assist the shareholders of the Presbyterian Mutual Society who have been affected by the Society entering administration.

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take to publicise the effects of the drug ketamine.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the security, humanitarian and human rights situation in North Korea.

Lord St John of Fawsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking steps to call in the proposed housing scheme for the Chelsea Barracks redevelopment.

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in implementing the United Nations convention on the rights of disabled people.

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

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities with regard to the individual countries of central Asia.

Baroness Howe of Idlicote to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve prison education.

†Lord Cope of Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to respond to the recommendations in the report of Committee A (Sovereign matters) of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly on 30 March (Doc 149).

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Questions for Written Answer

Tabled on 1 June and due for answer by 15 June.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Malloch-Brown on 20 May (WA 321-2), whether the European Commission keeps minutes of all its meetings. HL3940

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that material found on and information relevant to archaeological sites where the developer goes into receivership is safeguarded and the ownership secured for the public benefit. HL3941

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many bee inspectors there were in each year since 1996. HL3942

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the criteria by which it is decided that a political organisation or persons within a political organisation or their actions are subversive of the national interest of the United Kingdom. HL3943

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria are taken into account in deciding that the security services should monitor the internal workings or participate in the proceedings of political organisations regarded as working against the national interest of the United Kingdom. HL3944

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the reasons for the closure of the Home Office on Tuesday 26 May 2009. HL3945

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 11 May (WA 160), what was the net cost to public funds of the intervention by the Bank of England, acting as agent for HM Treasury, to support the euro in September 2000. HL3946

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they compensate businesses caused financial loss by following inaccurate advice given by Government officials concerning the impact of European Union law and its interpretation; and, if so, how. HL3947

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people aged 60 or over own a Senior Railcard. HL3948

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total value of rail tickets sold using the (a) 16-25 Railcard, (b) Senior Railcard, and (c) Disabled Persons Railcard in 2008-09; and how much revenue was received from the sale of those railcards. HL3949

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much net revenue (after deducting administrative expenses) was received by the train operators from the sale of (a) 16-25 Railcards, (b) Senior Railcards, and (c) Disabled Persons Railcards in 2008-09. HL3950

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many rail journeys were made in 2008-09 using the Senior Railcard. HL3951

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the annual value of potential rail travel by persons aged 60 or over if the Senior Railcard or an equivalent were issued free of charge. HL3952

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of potential off-peak capacity on the rail network. HL3953

Earl Howe to ask Her Majesty’s Government why no discussions have taken place between officials of the Department of Health and the Directorate General for Enterprise and Industries of the European Commission in relation to the potential impact upon small- and medium-sized enterprises of setting maximum permitted levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements; and whether they plan to hold such discussions in future. HL3954

Earl Howe to ask Her Majesty’s Government why no discussions have taken place between Ministers at the Department of Health and the European Commissioner for Health relating to the setting of maximum permitted levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements. HL3955

Earl Howe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take further action to encourage the European Commission to ensure that any recommendations it makes for maximum permitted levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements take into account the impact upon small- and medium-sized retailers and manufacturers; and what is the likely timetable for the process of establishing such levels for nutrients in supplements. HL3956

Earl Howe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and the Food Standards Agency have reviewed the implications for free trade in food supplements and herbal remedies of the coming into force of the Mutual Recognition Regulation ((EC) 764/2008). HL3957

Earl Howe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the main principles of the Mutual Recognition Regulation ((EC) 764/2008); and what assessment they have made of the impact of that Regulation. HL3958

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 14 May (WA 229-30) on the implications for haemophilia patients of a post-mortem having found vCJD in the spleen of one such patient, what was the outcome of the CJD Incidents Panel’s consideration of the case and its implications on 20 May; who attended the Panel’s meeting; and why it was not held nearer to the date of the post-mortem. HL3959

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 14 May (WA 229-30), whether it remains the view of the Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health that any risk to haemophilia patients of contracting vCJD from blood given from donors who subsequently died of vCJD is hypothetical. HL3960

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the statement by Lord Thomas of Gresford on 23 April (HL Deb, col 1613) in the debate on the use of NHS blood products contaminated with HIV and hepatitis C in the treatment of haemophilia patients that if Ministers chose to back-date as necessary the waiving of Crown immunity it would still be possible for actions to be brought by those afflicted or bereaved by the contamination. HL3961

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultation the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, James Purnell, has had with the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust about the Welfare Reform Bill as now drafted; and what action in particular they are taking to meet the Trust’s concerns regarding its impact on mothers of low birth-weight babies, people with mental illness, and others in pressing need. HL3962

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the health impact of bisphenol A in the manufacturing of plastic bottles. HL3963

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider banning the use of bisphenol A in the manufacturing of (a) babies’ feeding bottles, and (b) all plastic bottles containing food or drink. HL3964

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of increased levels of bisphenol A in the growth of children; and what assessment they have made of the potential health dangers that chemical is likely to induce. HL3965

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 28 February 2008 (WA 135), 3 July 2008 (WA 49) and 20 May (WA 332-3), how they have responded to online petitions by Janine Macallister and Richard Mackenzie regarding geographical variations in provision of fertility treatment for NHS patients; and how they have quantified progress in implementing the February 2004 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines in relation to figures cited in 2008 regarding treatment provision by primary care trusts. HL3966

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 1 June (HL 3769), whether all aspects of the clinical and research roles are separated so that neither the person responsible for a research licence granted by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority nor the nominal licensee would be permitted to give medication or collect eggs from patients undergoing fertility treatment at the same centre. HL3967

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 1 June (HL 3769), whether inspectors employed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority check patient case-notes or the patient administration system records at a licensed centre to confirm that the clinician seen on each attendance is not directly engaged in separately licensed research at the same centre with the patient’s gametes or embryos. HL3968

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 1 June (HL 3769), how the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority ensures that personnel responsible for laboratory services as part of a patient’s fertility treatment are not also directly engaged in research with the same patient’s gametes or embryos, insofar as that does not constitute routine clinical tests. HL3969

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 23 March (WA 92) and by Lord Drayson on 19 May (WA 290), what is their assessment of the comments attributed to Professor Sir Ian Wilmut regarding the relative merits of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells compared to attempts at getting human embryonic stem cells by cloning, as described in an interview by the French website Gènéthique on 18 May; and which non-reproductive applications would benefit from nuclear transfer that could not be addressed by the use of iPS cells. HL3970

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Triesman on 29 October 2007 (WA 144) regarding Medical Research Council expenditure, what assessment they have made of comments attributed to Dr Miodrag Stojkovic regarding cheaper treatment for patients who give eggs or embryos to researchers in Newcastle (as reported by the Guardian on 29 October 2004); and what assessment they have made of the subsequent experiences of fertility patients. HL3971

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will respond to the recommendation of the Independent Inquiry on NHS Supplied Contaminated Blood and Blood Products that the Government should review the conditions under which the widow of a patient infected by blood products now becomes eligible for financial assistance. HL3972

The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering using prison officers as Learning Advocates. HL3973

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their intentions regarding the 30-year rule. HL3974

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures are in place to ensure that consultation on swimming policy is balanced and incorporates the views of all swimming industry stakeholders. HL3975

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures are available for community and volunteer groups to reduce costs related to surface water draining. HL3976

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what initiatives are in place to promote higher safety standards in the United Kingdom consistent with the rest of Europe. HL3977

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are plans to work with European counterparts in the hospitality industry to strengthen hotel safety standards. HL3978

Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will establish a directory of organisations which offer services and help to older people. HL3979

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will take account of the findings of the Equality and Human Rights Commission report Assessing local housing authorities’ progress in meeting the accommodation needs of Gypsy and Traveller communities in England, and particularly the conclusion that it would take responding authorities an average of ten years to meet the pitch requirements specified for a five-year period if temporary planning permissions are taken into account, or 18 years if only permanent permissions are considered. HL3980

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contact there has been between (a) the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, and (b) Lord Mandelson, and (1) Oleg Deripaska, and (2) Magna, with respect to Vauxhall car production at Luton and at Ellesmere Port. HL3981

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the value and duration of the outstanding Royal Bank of Scotland loans to Oleg Deripaska and his companies. HL3982

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are taken to ensure that (a) no conflict of interest arises, (b) any potential conflict of interest is recognised, and (c) conflicts of interest are resolved, in relation to discussions held between Government Ministers and the business community. HL3983

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government what conflicts of interest have been identified concerning discussions taking place about the future of GM Europe; how they were identified; and how they have been resolved. HL3984

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered making it obligatory for disputes in service industries such as the railways to be submitted to an independent arbitrator before strike action can be taken. HL3985

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Maritime and Coastguard Agency was aware that in September 2008 the ferry MV Canna operated by the Rathlin Island Ferry Ltd was operating without a valid passenger carrying certificate; and, if so, what action they took. HL3986

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House all correspondence which they have had with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission since 1 January 2008. HL3987

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what number and percentage of the submissions to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at its 42nd session in Geneva from 4-22 May were related to Northern Ireland. HL3988

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government why no Northern Ireland Office representatives were present in Geneva in May when the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights considered the combined fourth to fifth periodic report of the United Kingdom on the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. HL3989

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the British Embassy in Washington is aware of the Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s encouragement of United States Senators and Congressmen to table resolutions on a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland, as stated on 30 April in the Irish parliament’s Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement; and whether the Embassy will prepare an information pack on the subject for Congress and the White House. HL3990

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will advise the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which has just called for the enactment without delay of a justiciable Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland inclusive of economic, social and cultural rights, that the enactment of such a proposal was not part of the Belfast Agreement. HL3991

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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 March (19 March)

HL1970 Lord Judd [DfID]

19 March (2 April)

HL2383 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [CO]

30 March (14 April)

HL2660 Lord Taylor of Holbeach [DECC]

31 March (14 April)

HL2689 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [CO]

1 April (15 April)

HL2778 Lord Hanningfield [CO]

20 April (5 May)

HL2903 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [MoD]

HL2904 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [CO]

HL2926 Lord Ouseley [DCMS]

21 April (5 May)

HL2970 Lord Laird [CO]

23 April (7 May)

HL3109 Lord Carlile of Berriew [DECC]

24 April (8 May)

HL3139 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [GEO]

27 April (11 May)

HL3163 Lord Taylor of Holbeach [DECC]

28 April (12 May)

HL3209 Lord Marlesford [HO]

HL3211 Lord Marlesford [HO]

29 April (13 May)

HL3272 Lord Taylor of Warwick [HO]

30 April (14 May)

HL3282 Baroness Warsi [DEFRA]

HL3287 Baroness Barker [DoH]

HL3307 Lord Pearson of Rannoch [FCO]

5 May (19 May)

HL3328 Lord Teverson [DECC]

HL3330 Lord Teverson [DECC]

HL3334 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [GEO]

HL3361 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [HMT]

HL3362 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [HO]

HL3365 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [DfBERR]

HL3374 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL3375 Lord Laird [NIO]

6 May (20 May)

HL3381 Baroness Warsi [DfBERR]

HL3382 Baroness Warsi [DECC]

HL3404 Lord Tyler [CO]

HL3405 Lord Reay [DECC]

HL3406 Lord Reay [DECC]

HL3408 Lord Reay [DECC]

HL3409 Lord Reay [DECC]

HL3416 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [HMT]

HL3418 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [HO]

HL3423 Lord Greaves [CO]

HL3438 Baroness Neville-Jones [HO]

HL3442 Baroness Neville-Jones [DfID]

7 May (21 May)

HL3457 Lord Corbett of Castle Vale [HO]

HL3459 Baroness Warsi [MoJ]

HL3462 Baroness Warsi [DfID]

HL3512 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [HMT]

HL3517 Lord Taylor of Warwick [HO]

8 May (22 May)

HL3528 Lord Avebury [HO]

HL3543 Lord Laird [HMT]

HL3544 Lord Laird [CO]

HL3548 Lord Jones of Cheltenham [DfID]

HL3549 Lord Jones of Cheltenham [DfID]

HL3550 Lord Jones of Cheltenham [DfID]

11 May (26 May)

HL3554 Lord Elton [HO]

HL3564 Baroness Warsi [DCMS]

HL3565 Baroness Warsi [HO]

HL3577 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL3585 Viscount Waverley [FCO]

HL3596 Baroness Thomas of Winchester [DWP]

HL3597 Baroness Thomas of Winchester [DWP]

HL3598 Baroness Thomas of Winchester [DWP]

HL3599 Baroness Thomas of Winchester [DWP]

HL3600 Baroness Thomas of Winchester [DWP]

HL3601 Baroness Thomas of Winchester [DWP]

12 May (26 May)

HL3607 Baroness Neville-Jones [HO]

HL3610 Baroness Thomas of Winchester [DWP]

HL3611 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [DfIUS]

HL3612 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [DfIUS]

HL3613 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [DfIUS]

HL3614 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [DfIUS]

HL3615 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [DfIUS]

HL3616 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [DfIUS]

HL3625 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL3627 Lord Laird [HMT]

HL3628 Lord Taylor of Holbeach [CO]

HL3629 Lord Taylor of Holbeach [CO]

HL3634 Lord Newby [DfID]

HL3636 Lord Newby [DEFRA]

HL3637 Lord Newby [MoJ]

HL3639 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [DfBERR]

HL3645 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [FCO]

HL3646 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [FCO]

HL3647 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [FCO]

HL3648 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [FCO]

HL3649 Lord Morris of Manchester [CO]

13 May (27 May)

HL3677 Lord Laird [FCO]

HL3679 Lord Laird [FCO]

HL3680 Lord Laird [CO]

HL3681 Lord Lawson of Blaby [DfID]

HL3682 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [DfBERR]

HL3683 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [DfBERR]

HL3692 Baroness Warsi [FCO]

HL3716 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [HO]

HL3722 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [DfCSF]

HL3724 Baroness Neville-Jones [HO]

HL3727 Baroness Neville-Jones [HO]

14 May (28 May)

HL3742 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL3745 Baroness Warsi [FCO]

HL3770 Lord Wallace of Tankerness [CO]

HL3772 Baroness Harris of Richmond [DECC]

HL3773 Lord Pearson of Rannoch [FCO]

18 May (1 June)

HL3777 Baroness Walmsley [DfCSF]

HL3779 Lord Howard of Rising [HMT]

HL3783 Lord Avebury [DfID]

HL3784 Lord Avebury [DfID]

HL3785 Lord Avebury [DfID]

HL3786 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [HMT]

HL3787 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [HMT]

HL3788 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [HMT]

HL3789 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [HMT]

HL3792 Lord Hylton [DfID]

HL3793 Lord Hylton [DfID]

HL3795 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL3796 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [HO]

HL3797 Lord Moonie [MoD]

HL3801 Lord Jones of Cheltenham [DEFRA]

HL3802 Lord Jones of Cheltenham [DEFRA]

HL3803 Lord Jones of Cheltenham [FCO]

HL3804 Lord Jones of Cheltenham [FCO]

HL3805 Lord Jones of Cheltenham [FCO]

HL3806 Lord Jones of Cheltenham [FCO]

HL3810 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL3811 Lord Laird [FCO]

HL3812 Lord Laird [HMT]

HL3813 Lord Morris of Manchester [DoH]

HL3816 Lord Morris of Manchester [DoH]

HL3817 Lord Morris of Manchester [DoH]

HL3819 Lord Moynihan [DfCSF]

HL3820 Lord Moynihan [DfCSF]

HL3821 Lord Moynihan [DfCSF]

HL3822 Lord Moynihan [DCMS]

HL3823 Lord Moynihan [DfCSF]

HL3824 Lord Moynihan [DfCSF]

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

[CO] 13 [DCMS] 3 [DECC] 11 [DEFRA] 4 [DfBERR] 5 [DfCSF] 7
[DfID] 13 [DfIUS] 6 [DoH] 4 [DWP] 7 [FCO] 16 [GEO] 2
[HMT] 11 [HO] 17 [MoD] 2 [MoJ] 2 [NIO] 6

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Bills in Progress

Type of Bill To be considered
Waiting for Second Reading
Torture (Damages) [HL] Private Member’s
Sports Grounds Safety Authority [HL] Private Member’s
Constitutional Renewal [HL] Private Member’s
Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Government 2 June
Marine Navigation Aids [HL] Private Member’s
Policing and Crime (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government 3 June
Committed to a Special Public Bill Committee
Perpetuities and Accumulations [HL] (Law Commission Bill) Government 2 June
Committed to a Select Committee
City of Westminster [HL] Private
Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee
Beverley Freemen [HL] Private
Re-committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee
London Local Authorities [HL] Private
Committed to a Grand Committee
Welfare Reform (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government 9 June
Committed to a Committee of the Whole House
House of Lords (Members’ Taxation Status) [HL] Private Member’s
Equal Pay and Flexible Working [HL] Private Member’s
House of Lords [HL] Private Member’s
Cohabitation [HL] Private Member’s
Dog Control [HL] Private Member’s
Companies’ Remuneration Reports [HL] Private Member’s
Bank of England (Amendment) [HL] Private Member’s 8 June
Community Amateur Sports Clubs (Support) [HL] Private Member’s
Online Purchasing of Goods and Services (Age Verification) [HL] Private Member’s 2 June
Coroners and Justice Government 9 June
Waiting for Report
Saving Gateway Accounts Government 10 June
Political Parties and Elections Government 15 June
Business Rate Supplements Government 8 June
Waiting for Third Reading
Marine and Coastal Access [HL] (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government
Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) [HL] Private
Broads Authority Private
London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) [HL] Private
Sent to the Commons
Geneva Conventions and United Nations Personnel (Protocols) [HL] Government
Borders, Citizenship and Immigration [HL] (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government
Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction [HL] (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government
Disabled Persons (Independent Living) [HL] Private Member’s
Health [HL] Government
Postal Services [HL] Government
Law Commission [HL] Private Member’s
Manchester City Council [HL] Private
Bournemouth Borough Council [HL] Private

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Affirmative Instruments in Progress

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

Merits Committee To be considered
Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments
Draft Armed Forces (Powers of Stop and Search, Search, Seizure and Retention) Order 2009
Draft Armed Forces (Civilian Courts Dealing with Service Offences) (Modification of the Criminal Justice Act 2003) Regulations 2009
Draft Armed Forces (Court Martial) Rules 2009
Draft Court Martial (Prosecution Appeals) Order 2009
Draft Armed Forces Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2009
Draft Armed Forces, Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 2009
Draft Companies Act 2006 (Part 35) (Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2009
Draft Overseas Companies Regulations 2009
Draft Registrar of Companies and Applications for Striking Off Regulations 2009
Draft Terrorism Act 2006 (Disapplication of Section 25) Order 2009
Draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Application of Companies Act 2006) Regulations 2009
Draft Armed Forces (Part 5 of the Armed Forces Act 2006) Regulations 2009
Draft European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2009
Draft Armed Forces (Powers of Stop and Search, Search, Seizure and Retention) Order 2009
Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Cariforum Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2009
Draft Transfer of Functions of the Consumer Credit Appeals Tribunal Order 2009
Draft Transfer of Functions (Estate Agents Appeals and Additional Scheduled Tribunal) Order 2009
Draft Transfer of Functions (Transport Tribunal and Appeal Panel) Order 2009
Draft Transfer of Functions of the Charity Tribunal Order 2009
Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Agriculture and Rural Development) Order 2009 10 June
Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Maritime Labour Convention) Order 2009 10 June
Draft Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Establishment of Conservation Board) (Amendment) Order 2009 10 June
Draft Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Establishment of Conservation Board) (Amendment) Order 2009 10 June
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Housing) Order 2009
Draft Registered Foreign Lawyers Order 2009
Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Registered European Lawyers) Order 2009
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Information and Code of Practice on Penalties) Order 2009
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Provision of Information without Consent) Regulations 2009
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Designation) Order 2009
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Fees) Regulations 2009
Draft Armed Forces (Enlistment) Regulations 2009
Draft Companies Act 2006 (Accounts, Reports and Audit) Regulations 2009
Draft Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Order 2009
Draft Probate Services (Approved Bodies) Order 2009
Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

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Negative Instruments

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires To be considered
14th Report
Building Society Special Administration (Scotland) Rules 2009 4 June
16th Report
Medicines for Human Use (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2009 25 June 8 June
Medicines for Human Use (Prescribing) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2009 25 June 8 June
National Health Service (Charges) (Amendments Relating to Pandemic Influenza) Regulations 2009 25 June 8 June

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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 (Insolvency) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2009 13 May Affirmative
Report Praying time expires
Negative Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Local Government) (Animal Health Functions) Order 2009 6th Report
Date of laying To be considered
Second-stage super-affirmative Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Minor Variations to Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates) Order 2009 26 March 15 June

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Super-affirmative instrument in Progress

Date of laying Expiry of first-stage scrutiny
Proposed draft Order laid before the House for first-stage scrutiny
Proposed Draft Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2009 12 May 19 July

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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 2 June
European Union Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade 10.30am
Science and Technology Sub-Committee I Nanotechnologies and Food 10.30am
Perpetuities and Accumulations Bill Special Public Bill Committee 11.00am
Human Rights Joint Committee 2.15pm
Science and Technology Select Committee 3.30pm
Draft Bribery Bill Joint Committee 3.30pm
Wednesday 3 June
Communications Select Committee 10.00am
European Union Sub-Committee D Environment and Agriculture 10.30am
European Union Sub-Committee F Home Affairs 10.30am
Constitution Select Committee 10.30am
Information Domestic Committee 3.45pm
Economic Affairs Sub-Committee on the Finance Bill 3.45pm
Barnett Formula Select Committee 4.00pm
European Union Sub-Committee E Law and Institutions 4.15pm
Thursday 4 June
European Union Sub-Committee G Social Policy and Consumer Affairs 9.30am
European Union Sub-Committee C Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy 10.30am
Monday 8 June
European Union Sub-Committee B Internal Market 4.00pm
Tuesday 9 June
Merits of Statutory Instruments Select Committee 3.30pm
Wednesday 10 June
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Select Committee 10.30am
Statutory Instruments Joint Committee 3.45pm

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Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 1 June 2009

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

1   Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony The Rt Hon. Sir Anthony Peter Clarke, Knight, Master of the Rolls, having been created Baron Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony, of Stone-cum-Ebony in the County of Kent, for life by Letters Patent dated 29 May 2009, was introduced between Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers and Lord Judge, and took and subscribed the oath.

Public Business

2   European Union: fish A question was asked by Lord Dykes and answered by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.

3   United Nations: Durban Review Conference A question was asked by Lord Janner of Braunstone and answered by Lord Malloch-Brown.

4   Health: self-care dialysis A question was asked by Baroness Gardner of Parkes and answered by Baroness Thornton.

5   Women’s human rights A question was asked by Baroness Prosser and answered by Lord Malloch-Brown.

6   Coroners and Justice Bill Lord Bach moved that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Coroners and Justice Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 13
Schedule 1
Clauses 14 to 22
Schedule 2
Clause 23
Schedule 3
Clauses 24 and 25
Schedule 4
Clause 26
Schedule 5
Clause 27
Schedule 6
Clause 28
Schedule 7
Clauses 29 to 33
Schedule 8
Clauses 34 to 40
Schedule 9
Clauses 41 to 51
Schedule 10
Clauses 52 to 58
Schedule 11
Clauses 59 to 86
Schedule 12
Clauses 87 to 104
Schedule 13
Clauses 105 to 123
Schedule 14
Clauses 124 to 128
Schedule 15
Clauses 129 to 136
Schedule 16
Clauses 137 to 152
Schedule 17
Clauses 153 to 158
Schedule 18
Clauses 159 and 160
Schedules 19 and 20
Clause 161
Schedule 21
Clauses 162 to 166.

The motion was agreed to.

7   Law Commission Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. A privilege amendment was agreed to. Then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

8   Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 124EZA. Amendment 124EZA was disagreed to (see division list 1). Amendments were agreed to. Amendment 124SA was disagreed to (see division list 2). The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 49)

9   Government statistics A question was asked by Lord Hamilton of Epsom and, after debate, answered by Lord Brett.

The House adjourned at 8.39pm until Tuesday 2 June at 2.30pm.

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

Command Papers

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

1   European Community—Economic Partnership Agreement between the CARIFORUM States and the European Community. (29 May)   (7629)

2   Human Rights—Government reply to the seventh report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Demonstrating respect for rights? A human rights approach to policing protest. (29 May)   
            (7633)

3   International Criminal Court—Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Criminal Court. (29 May)   (7637)

4   Law of the Sea—Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. (29 May)   (7638)

5   Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)—Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Fisheries (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2009. (1 June)   (—)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)

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

1   (1)   Surface Waters (Fishlife) (Classification) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (22 May)    (1264)

   (2)   Surface Waters (Shellfish) (Classification) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (22 May)   (1266)

laid under the Water Resources Act 1991.

2   Export Control (Amendment) Order 2009, laid under the Export Control Act 2002. (26 May)
            (1305)

3   (1)   Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (27 May)   (1273)

   (2)   Products of Animal Origin (Disease Control) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (27 May)      (1297)

   (3)   Swine Vesicular Disease Regulations 2009 (27 May)   (1299)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

4   Seed (Conservation Varieties Amendments) (England) Regulations 2009, laid under the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964. (27 May)   (1274)

5   National Health Service Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2009, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972. (27 May)   (1298)

6   Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Order 2009, laid under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. (27 May)   (1304)

7   Education (Areas to which Pupils and Students Belong) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2009, laid under the Education Act 1996. (28 May)   (1301)

8   Infrastructure Planning (National Policy Statement Consultation) Regulations 2009, laid under the Planning Act 2008. (28 May)   (1302)

9   Fisheries (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2009, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. (29 May)   (1309)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1   Draft European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2009, laid under the International Organisations Act 1968.

2   Draft Armed Forces (Powers of Stop and Search, Search, Seizure and Retention) Order 2009, laid under the Armed Forces Act 2006.

3   Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Cariforum Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2009, laid under European Communities Act 1972.

4   (1)   Draft Transfer of Functions of the Consumer Credit Appeals Tribunal Order 2009

   (2)   Draft Transfer of Functions (Estate Agents Appeals and Additional Scheduled Tribunal) Order 2009

   (3)   Draft Transfer of Functions (Transport Tribunal and Appeal Panel) Order 2009

   (4)   Draft Transfer of Functions of the Charity Tribunal Order 2009

laid under the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1   Crossrail (Planning Appeals) (Written Representations Procedure) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009, laid under the Crossrail Act 2008.   (1312)

2   Statute made by the University of Cambridge on 11 March 2009, laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923.    (—)

3   (1)   Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) 2009   (SR207)

   (2)   Criminal Appeal (Serious Crime Prevention Orders) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2009   (SR208)

   (3)   Criminal Appeal (Offenders Assisting Investigations and Prosecutions) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2009   (SR209)

   (4)   Criminal Appeal (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Rules 2009    (SR210)

laid under the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978.

Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Office of Rail Regulation, laid under the Railways Act 1993.

2   Local Government Finance Statistics England No. 19 2009, laid under the Local Government Act 1972.

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Judicial Business

Tuesday 2 June at 10.30am
In Committee Room No 1

Hearing by the Appellate Committee in the following cause:

R (on the application of Purdy) (Appellant) v Director of Public Prosecutions (Respondent)

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Divisions on 1 June 2009

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL]

Division No. 1

Lord Taylor of Holbeach moved amendment 124EZA, in clause 286, page 173, line 29, at end to insert “or, in the case of land along the landward boundary of the route, where an agreement with all persons with a relevant interest in the land has not been entered into”. The House divided:

   Contents   93

   Not-contents   154

Contents

Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]
Ashcroft, L.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Bates, L.
Blackwell, L.
Bowness, L.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell of Surbiton, B.
Cathcart, E.
Chidgey, L.
Colwyn, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Craig of Radley, L.
Crickhowell, L.
Cumberlege, B.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Dundee, E.
Eames, L.
Eccles, V.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Fookes, B.
Fowler, L.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Freeman, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geddes, L.
Glenarthur, L.
Glentoran, L.
Goodlad, L.
Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.
Henley, L.
Higgins, L.
Howe, E.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Hurd of Westwell, L.
James of Blackheath, L.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Knight of Collingtree, B.
Laird, L.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
Mar, C.
Marlesford, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Monson, L.
Montagu of Beaulieu, L.
Montrose, D.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Naseby, L.
Neville-Jones, B.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Noakes, B.
Northesk, E.
O’Cathain, B.
Onslow, E.
Oppenheim-Barnes, B.
Parkinson, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Plumb, L.
Rawlings, B.
Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Rogan, L.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
Seccombe, B. [Teller]
Sharples, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Sheikh, L.
Shephard of Northwold, B.
Stewartby, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Swinfen, L.
Taylor of Holbeach, L.
Tebbit, L.
Trimble, L.
Trumpington, B.
Ullswater, V.
Verma, B.
Waddington, L.
Warsi, B.
Wilcox, B.

Not Contents

Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Ahmed, L.
Amos, B.
Andrews, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Ashley of Stoke, L.
Bach, L.
Barker, B.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]
Berkeley, L.
Best, L.
Bhatia, L.
Bilston, L.
Blood, B.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Bradshaw, L.
Brett, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Christopher, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cobbold, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Cotter, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crawley, B.
D’Souza, B.
Darzi of Denham, L.
Davies of Oldham, L. [Teller]
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Dykes, L.
Elystan-Morgan, L.
Evans of Watford, L.
Falkender, B.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Fearn, L.
Finlay of Llandaff, B.
Foulkes of Cumnock, L.
Fyfe of Fairfield, L.
Gale, B.
Garden of Frognal, B.
Goodhart, L.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Grantchester, L.
Greengross, B.
Griffiths of Burry Port, L.
Grocott, L.
Hamwee, B.
Hannay of Chiswick, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harrison, L.
Hart of Chilton, L.
Haskel, L.
Haworth, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Howarth of Breckland, B.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Jones of Cheltenham, L.
Jones of Whitchurch, B.
Jordan, L.
Judd, L.
Kennedy of The Shaws, B.
Kilclooney, L.
Kingsmill, B.
Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Laming, L.
Lee of Trafford, L.
Listowel, E.
Livsey of Talgarth, L.
McDonagh, B.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
Maclennan of Rogart, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Mallalieu, B.
Malloch-Brown, L.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Mawson, L.
Mitchell, L.
Moonie, L.
Morgan, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morgan of Huyton, B.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Handsworth, L.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Murphy, B.
Myners, L.
Neuberger, B.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.
Palmer, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Paul, L.
Pendry, L.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Prosser, B.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Razzall, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Richard, L.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Rooker, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Sewel, L.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Slim, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Soley, L.
Stern, B.
Strabolgi, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Tanlaw, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Tenby, V.
Teverson, L.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Thornton, B.
Tonge, B.
Tordoff, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Vallance of Tummel, L.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walton of Detchant, L.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
West of Spithead, L.
Whitaker, B.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Wilson of Tillyorn, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL]

Division No. 2

Lord Taylor of Holbeach moved amendment 124SA, in clause 293, page 186, line 40, at end to insert:

“( ) No order may be made under subsection (1) providing for any land where there is an expectation of privacy to be excluded from any description of excepted land.”

The House divided:

   Contents   71

   Not-contents   158

Contents

Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]
Ashcroft, L.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Bates, L.
Burnett, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Cathcart, E.
Colwyn, L.
Courtown, E.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crickhowell, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Dundee, E.
Eccles, V.
Elton, L.
Erroll, E.
Falkland, V.
Fookes, B.
Fowler, L.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Geddes, L.
Glentoran, L.
Goodlad, L.
Goschen, V.
Hamilton of Epsom, L.
Henley, L.
Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
Howard of Rising, L.
Howe, E.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Jopling, L.
Knight of Collingtree, B.
Lawson of Blaby, L.
Lindsay, E.
Liverpool, E.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Mawhinney, L.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Monson, L.
Montrose, D.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Neville-Jones, B.
Noakes, B.
O’Cathain, B.
Plumb, L.
Rawlings, B.
Rogan, L.
Rowe-Beddoe, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
Seccombe, B. [Teller]
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Sheikh, L.
Stewartby, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Taylor of Holbeach, L.
Ullswater, V.
Verma, B.
Waddington, L.
Walpole, L.
Wilcox, B.

Not Contents

Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Adonis, L.
Ahmed, L.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Amos, B.
Andrews, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Bach, L.
Barker, B.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]
Berkeley, L.
Best, L.
Bhattacharyya, L.
Bilston, L.
Blackstone, B.
Blood, B.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Borrie, L.
Bragg, L.
Brett, L.
Bridges, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carter of Coles, L.
Christopher, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Cotter, L.
Crawley, B.
Cunningham of Felling, L.
D’Souza, B.
Darzi of Denham, L.
Davidson of Glen Clova, L.
Davies of Oldham, L. [Teller]
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Donoughue, L.
Drayson, L.
Dubs, L.
Dykes, L.
Elystan-Morgan, L.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Watford, L.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.
Foulkes of Cumnock, L.
Gale, B.
Garden of Frognal, B.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Grantchester, L.
Grocott, L.
Hamwee, B.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Hart of Chilton, L.
Haskel, L.
Haskins, L.
Haworth, L.
Henig, B.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Howarth of Newport, L.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Chesterton, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Jay of Ewelme, 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.
Laird, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lee of Trafford, L.
Lipsey, L.
Listowel, E.
Livsey of Talgarth, L.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
Maddock, B.
Malloch-Brown, L.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Meacher, B.
Mitchell, L.
Morgan, L.
Morgan of Huyton, B.
Morris of Handsworth, L.
Morris of Yardley, B.
Moser, L.
Myners, L.
Neuberger, B.
Newby, L.
Northover, B.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Pendry, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Prosser, B.
Radice, L.
Razzall, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Rennard, L.
Richard, L.
Rooker, L.
Rosser, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Sawyer, L.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Sheldon, L.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Snape, L.
Soley, L.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Temple-Morris, L.
Teverson, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Thornton, B.
Tonge, B.
Tope, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Tyler, L.
Uddin, 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.
Whitty, L.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.

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