House of Lords Business

Contents

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Wednesday 26 May 2010 at 3.00pm

†Committee of Selection The Chairman of Committees to move that in accordance with Standing Order 63 a Committee of Selection be appointed to select and propose to the House the names of the members to form each select committee of the House (except the Committee of Selection itself and any committee otherwise provided for by statute or by order of the House) or any other body not being a select committee referred to it by the Chairman of Committees, and the panel of Deputy Chairmen of Committees; and that the following members together with the Chairman of Committees be appointed to the Committee:

B Anelay of St Johns
L Bassam of Brighton
B D’Souza
B Goudie
L Hylton

L McNally
B Royall of Blaisdon
L Shutt of Greetland
L Strathclyde
L Wakeham.


†Queen’s Speech Adjourned Debate on the Motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty as follows:

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg leave to thank Your Majesty for the most gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament."

It is expected that the principal topics for debate will be Foreign and European Affairs, International Development and Defence.

Future Business 

Thursday 27 May at 11.00am

†The Lord Bishop of Guildford will be introduced and  
†Jonathan Hill Esq CBE will be introduced as a Baron.

It is expected that the debate on the address will continue and that the principal topics for debate will be Home, Legal and Constitutional Affairs and Local Government.

Wednesday 2 June at 3.00pm

†*Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the implications for the Department of Health and haemophilia patients infected by contaminated NHS blood products of the High Court judgment in March v Secretary of State for Health; and what action they will be taking.

†*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the situation on the Korean peninsula; and what consideration they have given to placing the sinking of the Cheonan before the United Nations Security Council.

†*Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will end the detention of children for immigration purposes.

†Commissioner for Standards The Chairman of Committees to move that this House do approve the appointment of Paul Kernaghan CBE QPM as House of Lords Commissioner for Standards for an initial period of three years.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn on Thursday 27 May at 2pm.

It is expected that the debate on the address will continue and that the principal topics for debate will be Business and Economic Affairs, Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Transport.

Thursday 3 June at 11.00am

†Nathanael Wei Esq and 
†Sir James Sassoon
will be introduced as Barons.

†*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for the development of nuclear powered generation in the United Kingdom.

†*Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans to implement the National Dementia Strategy. [I] Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chief Executive, International Longevity Centre UK

†*Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they decided not to contest the judgment of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission on 18 May that two men considered a "serious threat" to national security could not be deported to Pakistan.

It is expected that the debate on the address will conclude and that the principal topics for debate will be Education, Health, Welfare and Culture.

Monday 7 June at 2.30pm

†*Lord Haskel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to bring more balance between different sectors of the economy.

†*Baroness Sharp of Guildford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much university funding has been cut from the academic year 2010–11.

†*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many special advisers have been selected who have been approved by the Prime Minister.

†*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to change the Barnett formula.

Tuesday 8 June at 2.30pm

†*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Article 122.2 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union has been or could be used to require the United Kingdom to underwrite £9.6 billion of other European Union member states’ debts.

†*Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the membership of the committee to be established to bring forward proposals for a wholly or mainly elected upper chamber.

†*Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for the teaching of modern languages in primary schools.

Wednesday 9 June at 3.00pm

†*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in considering whether shares quoted on the Alternative Investment Market should be eligible for ISAs. [I] Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
Capital Pub Company plc (public houses)
Christie Group plc (business & leisure industry services)
Delcam plc (software)
Gooch & Housego plc (acousto-optic/laser manufacturer)
Interior Services (fitting out specialist)
Northbridge Industrial Services plc (hirer of power supply equipment)
Nichols plc (soft drinks supplier)
Park Group (cash savings schemes operations)
Sovereign Reversions plc (equity release specialists)
FW Thorpe plc (lighting products)
Wynnstay Group plc (agricultural industry supplies/retailer)

†*Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution they will make to the work required to achieve progress on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons following the resolution passed at the Review Conference in May. [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Co-President, Parliamentarians for non-nuclear proliferation and disarmament

†*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans to give prisoners the right to vote.

Thursday 10 June at 11.00am

†*Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to reports of human rights abuses by state organisations in the run-up to the recent elections in Sudan.

†*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to clean up Parliament Square and protect it from obstruction.

†*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will support vulnerable children.

Monday 14 June at 2.30pm

†*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to prevent fraudulent multiple registration by individuals to vote in elections and to ensure that electors who turn out to vote can do so.

†*Lord Smith of Clifton to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will decide whether to continue or cancel their reciprocal healthcare agreement with the Isle of Man.

†*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government which health agencies and arm’s-length bodies will be affected by cuts in Government spending.

†*Baroness Hamwee to ask the Leader of the House whether he will support discussions between all sides of the House of Lords in establishing a formal structure for post-legislative scrutiny by the House.

Tuesday 15 June at 2.30pm

†The Lord Bishop of Derby will be introduced.

†*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to carry out a consultation about the role and number of elected mayors.

†*Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated time required for a full review of parliamentary constituency boundaries.

†*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to implement savings of £682 million in 2010–11 in the transport sector in the context of their intention to create a greener and more sustainable transport sector.

Wednesday 16 June at 3.00pm

†*Baroness Pitkeathley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for improving the lives of carers.

†*Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the BBC regarding the future of BBC 6 Music radio station.

†*Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for the future of Network Rail.

Thursday 17 June at 11.00am

†*Lord Livsey of Talgarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the referendum mentioned in the Queen’s Speech for the National Assembly of Wales to have primary legislative powers will be put to the people of Wales in October 2010. [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Executive Member, Cymru Yfory (Wales Tomorrow)

†*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the St John Ambulance campaign, entitled "the difference", promoting better public understanding and practice of first aid.

†*Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to regulate loan companies charging high rates of interest.

Monday 21 June at 2.30pm

†*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have proposals to use photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the treatment of cancer, particularly oral cancer.

†*Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to amend or to improve the operation of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

Tuesday 22 June at 2.30pm

†*Lord Rana to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent their public expenditure reductions will affect the Northern Ireland economy and the peace process there.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 27 May for debate on 10 June. Time limit 2½ hours

Lord Alton of Liverpool to call attention to the 150th anniversary of the Opium Wars and to China’s role in the world in the 21st century; and to move for papers.

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to call attention to Her Majesty’s Government’s plans to introduce automatic enrolment in workplace pensions; and to move for papers.

Lord Chidgey to call attention to developments in regional post-conflict stabilisation in eastern and central Africa; and to move for papers.

Lord St John of Bletso to call attention to developments in Zimbabwe; and to move for papers. [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Trustee, Tusk Trust

Lord Harrison to call attention to the standards and practices of public and private zoos in the United Kingdom and their relationship to European Union legislation; and to move for papers.

Other Motions for Debate 

Lord Alton of Liverpool to call attention to human rights abuses worldwide and to the recommendations of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission on how the Foreign and Commonwealth Office pursues human rights questions; and to move for papers.

Lord Mawson to call attention to practical lessons from the restructuring programmes in primary care during the last ten years; and to move for papers. [I] Category 1: Directorships
Director, Andrew Mawson Partnerships (community regeneration consultancy)

The Earl of Sandwich to call attention to Her Majesty’s Government’s proposals for international development policy; and to move for papers.

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

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to resolving the problems and needs of veterans of the Gulf War of 1990–91 with still undiagnosed war-related illnesses.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of security and human rights issues on the Korean peninsular.

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their proposals for tackling poverty.

Lord Cobbold to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Discussion Paper on Treating drug dependency through healthcare, not punishment.

Lord Bew to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the treatment of stroke victims, in the light of the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, Progress in improving stroke care.

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their approach to reform of the House of Lords.

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will halt the decline in biodiversity in the United Kingdom; and what resources will be allocated to that work. [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Vice President, Wildlife Link

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to provide access to multi-disciplinary pain management services in the National Health Service for those experiencing chronic pain.

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made with their review of dependence on, and withdrawal from, benzodiazepines and other prescribed drugs.

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have regarding prisons.

Lord Haskel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage low carbon technologies in the market place.

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to moves by the United Nations Security Council to impose new sanctions upon Iran for its defiance of United Nations resolutions on its nuclear activities. [I] Category 7: Overseas visits
Visit to Paris with wife, 20-21 June 2009, to speak at rally in defence of freedom in Iran; return rail fare, transport, meals and overnight hotel for self and wife paid for by members of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals.

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what importance they attach to the teaching of modern languages in schools and universities.

Baroness Sharp of Guildford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the wider benefits of adult education; and what steps they are taking to support and encourage institutions which seek to promote lifelong learning.

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that fellow signatories to the Terezin Declaration on Holocaust Era Assets fulfil the obligations of the Declaration in relation to the restitution of wrongfully seized property.

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce legislation to ensure that financial provision on divorce is determined on fair and settled principles.

Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the operation of proportional representation for elections to the European Parliament.

Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the £420 million allocated for the Personal Care at Home Act 2010 to support the disabled and elderly will be used for that purpose.

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their proposals for the bus industry.

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to preserve United Kingdom academic health partnerships.

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Diabetes UK report Putting feet first.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 25 May and due for answer by 9 June.

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration has been given to the report to the Department of Health from the head injury support service Temple Head on the detection and care of brain injury; and what action they will take on its recommendations.    HL1

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the allegations made by Ms Louise Perrett concerning the United Kingdom Border Agency’s Cardiff office have been fully investigated; and, if so, what were the conclusions.   HL2

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether offenders sentenced to be deported are being removed at the end of their prison sentences.   HL3

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had about the reasons for the closing of the two main branches of the Arab Bank in the Gaza Strip.   HL4

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect their review of the Prevent programme on extremism to be completed; whether it will be published; and, if so, in what form.   HL5

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government which ministers provided written instructions to departmental accounting officers under paragraph 5.5 of the Ministerial Code since the beginning of 2010; and what were the matters covered by such instructions.   HL6

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what risk assessments have been undertaken in the last three years by the Civil Aviation Authority; and whether they considered one on volcanic ash.   HL7

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have revoked the entry visas of Shoaib Khan, Abdul Wahab Khan and Tariq Ur Rehman; and, if not, whether they will not provide new or extended visas to them to study in the United Kingdom or permit them to re-enter the United Kingdom if they leave.   HL8

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many chickens have been imported from (a) European Union, and (b) non-European Union, countries in the last three years; which five countries exported the largest amounts in the last year; and what welfare standards are required in European Union and non-European Union countries before import is permissible.   HL9

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Amir Ali Esmaily, who was recently convicted at Belfast Crown Court of illegally possessing a firearm, will be deported to Iran and refused United Kingdom citizenship if an application is made.   HL10

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the latest World Health Organisation definition of a pandemic; and what assessment they have made of that definition.    HL11

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list the current water fluoridation schemes in operation in the United Kingdom, by Strategic Health Authority, water company, and dates of commencement including dates of any partial cessation.   HL12

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list the manufacturers and suppliers of the fluoridation agent, and the description and percentage of the chemical compound used, in each of the current fluoridation schemes in the United Kingdom.   HL13

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government which clinics and hospitals in England and Wales which are permitted to provide abortions are (a) owned, and (b) leased, by Marie Stopes International; how many approved beds each hospital contains; and whether they are approved for (i) surgical day care abortions with or without general anaesthetic, and (ii) late abortions.   HL14

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many abortions were performed in clinics and hospitals in England and Wales (a) owned, and (b) leased, by Marie Stopes International, broken down by (i) grounds for abortion, (ii) length of gestation, (iii) age of the pregnant woman, and (iv) nationality of the pregnant woman, in each of the last three years for which information is available.   HL15

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many complaints have been received by the Department of Health about Marie Stopes International in the last three years for which figures are available.   HL16

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what payments each department made to Marie Stopes International for (a) abortions, (b) family planning, and (c) other reproductive health services in the last year; and how much they plan to give to Marie Stopes International in the each of the next three years.   HL17

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the amount of money generated by Marie Stopes International for abortion services in the last two years for which information is available.   HL18

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had discussions with Channel 4 about its acceptance of television advertisements for abortion services; and whether they will make representations to OFCOM about barring television advertisements for abortion services.   
 HL19

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many charging decisions on alleged criminal offences were made by (a) the Crown Prosecution Service, and (b) police forces in England and Wales, in 2008–09; and what were the main categories of offences for which police forces brought charges.   HL20

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the cost of each hour spent by police custody sergeants in preparing files to assist the Crown Prosecution Service in deciding whether to bring a prosecution.   HL21

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have on the issuing of control orders on individuals suspected of terrorist offences where there is insufficient evidence to lay charges.   HL22

Lord Bew to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of Operation Banner.   HL23

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Diploma in Languages and International Communication will be introduced in September 2011.   HL24

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to use the data on languages gathered in the next census.   HL25

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to increase post-14 take-up of modern languages in maintained secondary schools.   HL26

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the next meeting of the inter-sector forum set up following the recommendation of Professor Worton’s Review of Modern Foreign Languages provision in higher education in England will be held; and who will be its chair.   HL27

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Article 125 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union can be used to require member states to provide financial support to other member states in financial difficulty; and, if so, whether it can be applied to the United Kingdom.   HL28

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the status of the European Union’s proposed common immigration policy; and what is their stance on it.   HL29

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the status of the proposed European Public Prosecutor; and whether United Kingdom citizens may be extradited to stand trial in other European Union member states under its powers, or under those of the European Arrest Warrant.   
 HL30

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the status of the European Gendarmerie Force; what is its purpose; and whether they plan for it to be deployed in Britain.   HL31

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will commission an independent cost-benefit analysis of the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union.   
 HL32

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what use of referendums they propose for the British political system.   HL33

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government why fathers are asked for their names and occupations in a marriage licence application but not mothers; and whether they intend to change that.   HL34

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to exercise the power conferred by section 58(4)(a) of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 to reduce the maximum success fee chargeable under a conditional fee agreement in defamation proceedings.   
 HL35

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to ratify Protocol 7 to the European Convention on Human Rights.    HL36

Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timetable for introducing free car parks at hospitals.   HL37

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government which hospital trusts have been recommended by Strategic Health Authorities as unsustainable following the Health Act 2009; and what action has been taken on those recommendations.   HL38

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to retain the Co-operation and Competition Panel; and when they propose to convert Monitor into an economic regulator.   HL39

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to ensure that Primary Care Trusts market test their community services in the interests of increasing competition and improving NHS efficiency.   HL40

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to increase the powers of general practitioners to commission care and to reduce NHS administrative costs; and whether agencies and arm’s-length bodies will reduce the number of Primary Care Trust commissioners.   HL41

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to address the "West Lothian question".   HL42

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that United Kingdom taxpayers will not be required to make financial contributions to eurozone countries which are experiencing financial and economic problems; and, if so, how.   HL43

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will veto any proposals to give the European Union increased powers over the fiscal, financial and economic affairs of member states; and whether they will not submit United Kingdom budgets to the European Union before they have been debated and agreed by the House of Commons.   HL44

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will not implement any European Union measures that would adversely affect the City of London’s status in providing financial and related services.   HL45

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their proposal to require referendums before any further European Union treaty amendments are agreed includes treaties for the admission of new countries to the European Union.   HL46

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their proposal for referendums on European Union treaty amendments will provide that 55 per cent of those voting must approve such amendments before such treaties can be ratified.   HL47

Lord Inglewood to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether MV Anja, on charter to South American Atlantic Services Ltd of Stanley, Falkland Islands, has been compelled by Argentine authorities to sail from Punta Arenas, Chile, and round Cape Horn rather than travelling straight from Punta Arenas to the Falkland Islands.   HL48

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 25 May 2010   

The House met at 11.30am.

1 Queen’s Speech The Queen being seated on the Throne, and the Commons being at the Bar with their Speaker, Her Majesty was pleased to make a Most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, and then retired.

The House adjourned. The House resumed at 3.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Salisbury.

2 Oaths and affirmations The following Lords took and subscribed the oath, or made and subscribed the solemn affirmation, and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct:

Martin John Lord O’Neill of Clackmannan

John Lord Evans of Parkside

Roger Mynors Swinfen Lord Swinfen

Margaret Ann Baroness Jay of Paddington

Peter Lord Temple-Morris

Julian Charles Roland Lord Hunt of Chesterton

Peter Selwyn Lord Chadlington

Waheed Lord Alli

Elaine Baroness Murphy

John Lord Monson

Peter Keith Lord Levene of Portsoken

Usha Kumari Baroness Prashar

John Buttifant Lord Sewel

Parry Andrew Lord Mitchell

Raymond Lord Plant of Highfield

Frederick Edward Robin Lord Butler of Brockwell

Sally Ralea Baroness Greengross

Leon Lord Brittan of Spennithorne

3 Deaths of Lords The Lord Speaker informed the House that the following members of the House had died:

Viscount Colville of Culross on 8 April 2010

Lord Bernstein of Craigweil on 12 April 2010

Lord Wolfson on 20 May 2010.

4 Lord Laidlaw The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord Laidlaw in accordance with section 42(1) of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010, and that Lord Laidlaw had therefore ceased to be a member of the House on 15 April 2010.

5 Leave of Absence It was ordered that leave of absence was granted to the following Lords for this Parliament:

Lord Chalfont

The Marquess of Cholmondeley

Lord Goff of Chieveley

Lord Habgood

Lord Kilpatrick of Kincraig

Lord Mackie of Benshie

Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover

The Marquess of Salisbury

6 Select Vestries Bill The Bill was presented by Lord Strathclyde and read a first time pro forma.

7 Queen’s Speech The Lord Speaker reported the Queen’s Speech. Earl Ferrers moved that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty as follows:

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg leave to thank Your Majesty for the most gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament."

The motion was seconded by Baroness Falkner of Margravine and the debate was adjourned till tomorrow.

8 Chairman of Committees Lord Brabazon of Tara was appointed to take the Chair in all Committees for this Session nemine dissentiente.

9 Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees Lord Roper was appointed Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees for this Session nemine dissentiente.

10 Stoppages in the Streets It was ordered that the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis do take care that the passages through the streets leading to this House be kept free and open and that no obstruction be permitted to hinder the passage of Lords to and from this House during the sitting of Parliament; or to hinder Lords in the pursuit of their Parliamentary duties on the Parliamentary Estate; and that the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House do communicate this Order to the Commissioner.

11 Members of the House It was ordered that a list of members of the House, prepared by the Clerk of the Parliaments, be printed. (HL Paper 1)

12 Hereditary peers: by-elections The Clerk of the Parliaments laid before the House, in accordance with Standing Order 10(5), a register of hereditary peers (other than peers of Ireland) who wish to stand in any by-election for membership of the House held in accordance with section 2(4) of the House of Lords Act 1999; it was ordered that the register be printed. (HL Paper 2)

13 Registration of Interests It was ordered that the Register of Lords’ Interests, prepared by the Clerk of the Parliaments pursuant to the Code of Conduct adopted by the House on 30 November 2009, be printed. (HL Paper 3)

The House adjourned at 4.44pm until Wednesday 26 May at 3.00pm.

Michael Pownall

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Treaty Series-Third and Fourth Supplementary List of Ratifications, Accessions, Withdrawals, etc. for 2009. (9 April)   (7870)

2 Children-Government response to the 7th Report of the House of Commons Children, Schools and Families Committee, Session 2009–10 on Early Years Single Funding Formula. (9 April)   (7871)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)

The following instruments were laid before the House on the dates shown:

       
Title, etc.

SI No

Date of laying

Negative instruments

Town and Country Planning (Compensation) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2010, laid under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

1220

9 April

Civil Aviation (Working Time) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

1226

9 April

Merchant Shipping (Ship-to-Ship Transfers) Regulations 2010, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995.

1228

9 April

Statute made by Wolfson College, Cambridge on 20 January 2010, laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923.

-

19 May

Criminal Defence Service (Funding) (Amendment No. 3) Order 2010, laid under the Access to Justice Act 1999.

1358

20 May

Home Information Pack (Suspension) Order 2010, laid under the Housing Act 2004.

1455

20 May

Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

1456

20 May

Instrument not subject to parliamentary proceedings

Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Hong Kong Locally Engaged Ratings’ Service Pensions Increase) Order 2010, laid under the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act 1865.

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19 May

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report of the Law Commission on Administrative Redress: Public Bodies and the Citizen, laid under the Law Commissions Act 1965

Instrument coming into operation before being laid

The Lord Speaker informed the House that she had received, under the proviso to section 4(1) of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946, notification that the following instrument had come into operation before being laid before Parliament, together with an explanation:

Criminal Defence Service (Funding) (Amendment No. 3) Order 2010.   (1358)