House of Lords Business

Thursday 3 June 2010 at 11.00am

†Lord Wei and 
†Lord Sassoon
will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

†*Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the law on prostitution so that people who work together in a house for their own safety are not thereby subject to prosecution.

The Chairman of Committees intends to move the following four motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Hybrid Instruments The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed to consider hybrid instruments and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Chairman of Committees be appointed to the Committee:

L Campbell of Alloway
L Grantchester
L Harrison
L Luke

L Quirk
L Sandberg
L Swinfen

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records.

Standing Orders (Private Bills) The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee on the Standing Orders relating to private bills be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Chairman of Committees be appointed to the Committee:

L Geddes
B Gould of Potternewton
L Luke
L Naseby

L Palmer
V Simon
B Thomas of Walliswood

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records.

Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit Limited (PARBUL) The Chairman of Committees to move that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Board of the Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit Limited (PARBUL):

B Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury
L Brabazon of Tara

L Naseby
L Paul.

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) The Chairman of Committees to move that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be appointed to the Board of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST):

L Oxburgh
L Sutherland of Houndwood

L Taylor of Warwick
L Winston.

†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 Education, Health, Welfare and Culture.

Future Business 

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.

Academies Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Hill of Oareford]

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

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn on Friday 4 June at 2pm.

Local Government Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Hanham]

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

Lord Levene of Portsoken to ask Her Majesty’s Government what factors they take into account when making sure that the United Kingdom maintains its competitiveness. (1½ hours)

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

*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.

Lord Teverson to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Stars and Dragons: The EU and China (7th Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 76).

Lord Patel to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Genomic Medicine (2nd Report, Session 2008–09, HL Paper 107).

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.

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. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Lord St John of Bletso to call attention to developments in Zimbabwe; and to move for papers. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours) [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Trustee, Tusk Trust

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.

Lord Shutt of Greetland to move that this House takes note of preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

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.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of security and human rights issues on the Korean peninsula. (1 hour)

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.

*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.

*Lord Trimble to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to members of the European Union to protect the British economy from the financial situation in the eurozone.

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.

*Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have proposals for independent living for disabled people.

*Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for promoting economic growth.

Wednesday 23 June at 3.00pm

*Baroness Valentine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to protect and strengthen the United Kingdom’s international competitiveness.

*Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the future of Crossrail. [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Member, First Great Western Trains Advisory Board

*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of economies available within the National Health Service’s budget.

Thursday 24 June at 11.00am

*Lord Eden of Winton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what savings are being made in the administration of Government.

*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for preventing the spread of Japanese knotweed.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations they plan to hold with local authorities and the Boundaries Commissions on reducing the number of Members of Parliament and reviewing the size of parliamentary constituencies.

Monday 28 June at 2.30pm

†*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of India regarding the funding arrangements of the Delhi Commonwealth Games.

†*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their reaction to the probable closure of Refugee and Migrant Justice.

Tuesday 29 June at 2.30pm

†*Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they propose to increase awareness of the environmental and scientific importance of the Chagos archipelago.

†*Baroness Seccombe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the process will be for reviewing quangos across Government.

Wednesday 30 June at 3.00pm

†*Lord Renton of Mount Harry to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reconsider the proposal to phase out analogue radio and replace it entirely with digital radio.

Thursday 1 July at 11.00am

†*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of harassment, intimidation and assassination of journalists in different countries; and of the implications for democracy and accountable governance.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 22 June for debate on 8 July. 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 Chidgey to call attention to developments in regional post-conflict stabilisation in eastern and central Africa; and to move for papers.

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.

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to call attention to the contribution of creative and cultural industries to the economic and social wellbeing of the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

Lord Norton of Louth to call attention to the case for examining holistically the role of Parliament in the United Kingdom political system; and to move for papers.

Lord Northbrook to call attention to Her Majesty’s Government’s plans to raise the rate of capital gains tax; and to move for papers.

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to call attention to reform of the law, and to the strategy and support services, in relation to violence against women; and to move for papers.

Lord Filkin to call attention to scrutiny of legislation in the House of Lords; and to move for papers.

Select Committee Report 

The date on which the report was published is in italics

Baroness Cohen of Pimlico to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on the Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (3rd Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 48). 10 February 2010

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.

Lord Lucas to call attention to the place of trust in society; and to move for papers.

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

Lord Lucas to move to resolve that this House regrets that the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/870) have been based on an inadequate design which will be unable to produce reliable evidence. 17th Report, Session 2009–10, from the Merits Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

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

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

Baroness Meacher 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

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.

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the principles of global health are taught at all levels of medical education.

The Lord Bishop of Bradford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to ensure the safety of children, especially children in the care of local authorities, from being groomed for sexual exploitation.

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.

Lord Jay of Ewelme to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the economic and security implications of the melting of the Arctic ice cap.

Lord Jay of Ewelme to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are they taking to support African countries in their efforts to adapt to climate change.

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they propose for the future of uplands. [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)
Vice President, Open Spaces Society

Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the value of manufacturing to the United Kingdom economy.

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce regulatory burdens on British agriculture.

Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendations of the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Parkinson’s Disease, Please mind the gap: Parkinson’s disease services today.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 2 June and due for answer by 16 June.

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have issued guidance on whether it is necessary, under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (SI 1995/3163), to report an accident following which the person injured returns to light duties within three working days.   HL120

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received a request for financial assistance from BAA in respect of losses incurred due to volcanic ash; and, if so, for how much.
   HL121

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much Trinity House spent on strengthening lighthouse foundations to cope with rising sea levels in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008, (d) 2009, and (e) 2010.   HL122

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to implement the terms of the Aarhus Convention that non-governmental organisations and individuals should not encounter prohibitive costs in bringing individual cases challenging environmental damage.   HL123

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the Royal Travel Grant-in-aid in the context of their proposals for sustainable travel; and, if so, what measures they will consider in that review.   HL124

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans, Andrew Robathan, did not use the Eurostar and local transport to attend the 70th anniversary event in Dunkirk.   HL125

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average proportion of NHS trusts’ budgets in England used for employing nurses in each of the last ten years.   HL126

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average proportion of NHS trusts’ budgets in England used for employing managerial and administrative staff in each of the last ten years.   HL127

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will "facilitate inclusive admissions policies in as many [faith] schools as possible", as set out in The Coalition: our programme for government; what effect that will have on the ability of such schools to determine their admissions policies; whether they intend to set quotas for such schools; and what assessment they have made of the impact on the ethos of such schools.   HL128

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what conclusions they have drawn from the recent remarks by Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials about the forthcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI.   HL129

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations they are undertaking to prepare for the UK presidency of the Council of Europe in 2011; and what will be their priorities for that presidency.   HL130

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to make representations to the government of Turkey about allegations of discrimination against the Alevi adherents of Shia Islam.
   HL131

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to make representations to the government of Turkey about allegations of discrimination against members of the Greek Orthodox Church.   HL132

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many personnel who are not qualified as pilots are being evaluated or trained or both to operate the RAF Reaper.   HL133

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many personnel are qualified to operate the RAF Reaper as remote "pilots".   HL134

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles there are in the RAF inventory; and what plans they have to acquire more.   HL135

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government in what percentage of missions this year the RAF Reaper force has released explosive munitions.   HL136

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funds have been made available to BAE Systems for development work on unmanned aerial vehicles.   HL137

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Afghanistan about the report in the International Herald Tribune of 2 June alleging the flogging of Afghan girls in Herat Province for escaping forced marriages; and whether they will seek assurances that such incidents will be prevented by effective criminal and civil measures.   HL138

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many new prison places have been created since January 2008.   [I] Category 6: Sponsorship
Office space and administrative support provided at the International Centre for Prison Studies, King's College London
 HL139

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the new prison places created since January 2008 are (a) new free-standing prisons, (b) new wings on existing prisons, (c) ready-built residential units, and (d) places provided by other means such as cell reclaims or doubling up.
   [I] Category 6: Sponsorship
Office space and administrative support provided at the International Centre for Prison Studies, King's College London
 HL140

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government in how many prisons the Certified Normal Accommodation is (a) 750–1,000, (b) 1,001–1,500, and (c) more than 1,500.   [I] Category 6: Sponsorship
Office space and administrative support provided at the International Centre for Prison Studies, King's College London
 HL141

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government which officials in the Northern Ireland Office earned more than £100,000 in the last financial year; what were their job titles; and whether they were paid bonuses.   HL142

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to reduce further the target levels of carbon dioxide emissions; and over what timescale.   HL143

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what projects the Department for Transport has awarded to design consultants Mouchel in each of the last five years; how much each was worth; and how the contracts were evaluated.   HL144

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the Department for Transport assesses suitability and quality in selecting design consultants.   HL145

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what level of vehicle numbers per day they require in order for consent to be given for the development of a dual carriageway or a motorway.   HL146

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they give on whether the same organisation can carry out the environmental impact assessment and the route design for a road project.   HL147

Lord Dear to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the target in the e-Borders scheme to track 60 per cent of all passenger and crew journeys into and out of the United Kingdom by the end of 2009 has been met.   HL148

Lord Dear to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making to meet the targets in the e-Borders scheme to track 95 per cent of all passenger and crew journeys into and out of the United Kingdom by December 2010.   HL149

Lord Dear to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total value of asset confiscation orders imposed since April 2005.   HL150

Lord Dear to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total amount unpaid on asset confiscation orders since April 2005.   HL151

Lord Dear to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to improve enforcement of asset confiscation orders.   HL152

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what forecast they have made of the effect on unemployment levels of an increase in the VAT rate to 20 per cent.   HL153

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the consequences for inflation of an increase in the VAT rate to 20 per cent.   HL154

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the public expenditure cuts announced for 2010–11 directly relate to waste and inefficiency.   HL155

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the remit of the Office for Budget Responsibility.   HL156

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the number of staff of the Office for Budget Responsibility; and what will be the annual cost of employing them.   HL157

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the reduction of staff at HM Treasury directly related to the establishment of the Office for Budget Responsibility.   HL158

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the cost of the programme to treat prisoners assessed as having dangerous and severe personality disorder; and how many prisoners have undergone treatment since the programme began in 2001.   HL159

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the paper by Professor Peter Tyrer of Imperial College, London, published in Medicine, Science and the Law, that there is "scarce evidence" of improvement in outcomes of prisoners assessed as having dangerous and severe personality disorder after treatment in the four secure units in England where the programme operates.   HL160

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will establish a review of the effectiveness of the programme to treat prisoners assessed as having dangerous and severe personality disorder.   HL161

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they will have with the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service about its report into the experiences of children and young people when parents separate or divorce.   HL162

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the United Kingdom has been involved in naval exercises and airport immigration controls run by the European Union border control agency Frontex in each of the last two years for which figures are available.   HL163

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many illegal border crossings at sea and land borders of the European Union were reported to the EU border agency Frontex in (a) 2008, and (b) 2009.   HL164

Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government why students from other European Union member states can get student apprenticeship grants not available to students born in the United Kingdom.
   HL165

Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the forecast increase in the number of those classified as being in fuel poverty due to electricity cost increases from increasing expenditure on renewable energy infrastructure and payments under the feed-in tariff scheme due to Government and European Union carbon reduction targets.   HL166

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the expression "any other attribute or circumstance that the Secretary of State thinks appropriate" in section 94(5C)(h) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 covers sexual orientation.   HL167

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will invite representatives of the Chagos islanders to attend their discussions with the Prime Minister of Mauritius, for any agenda items covering the future of the islanders.   HL168

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they are making to find legal representatives for clients who will be without representation if Refugee and Migrant Justice closes, and in which areas Refugee and Migrant Justice is the sole or main provider.   HL169

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in examining the likely yields of different duty increases on alcohol and associated decreases in consumption, they intend to use the University of Sheffield’s model from their Independent review of the effects of alcohol pricing and promotion.
   HL170

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a list of those who have raised concerns with the Legal Services Commission or the Ministry of Justice about the legal aid practice of making payments only once case stages are closed.   HL171

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to promote the objectives in the recent World Health Assembly resolution on global action against child pneumonia.   HL172

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many drugs have been transferred from prescription to over the counter in the past 12 months; and how many of those involve a discussion or consultation with a pharmacist as a condition of sale.   HL173

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government in respect of which retail outlets they have received complaints for refusing to sell over the counter drugs that were previously in the prescription category because the purchaser would not reveal personal health information to a shop employee, or was not convinced that personal health information would be treated confidentially.   HL174

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance to (a) pharmacists, and (b) shop assistants, has been published which would ensure that personal health details remain confidential when drugs are sold over the counter which were recently transferred into that category from the prescription category.   HL175

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether customers are obliged to share personal health information with (a) shop assistants, and (b) pharmacists, if they wish to purchase over the counter drugs recently transferred from the prescription category.   HL176

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether pharmacists may refuse to sell drugs over the counter (which have been transferred into that category from the prescription category in the past 12 months) if the purchaser refuses to share personal health information with them.   HL177

Bills in Progress 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

Academies [HL]

Government

7 June

Local Government [HL]

Government

8 June

Defamation [HL]

Private Member’s

Dog Control [HL]

Private Member’s

Re-Export Controls [HL]

Private Member’s

Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) [HL]

Private Member’s

Building Regulations (Review) [HL]

Private Member’s

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

Marine Navigation Aids [HL]

Private Member’s

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 Communications Act 2003 (Maximum Penalty for Persistent Misuse of Network or Service) Order 2010

Draft Political Parties, Elections and Referendums (Civil Sanctions) Order 2010

Draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2010

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Disclosure of Information by SOCA) Order 2010

Draft Competition Act 1998 (Land Agreements Exclusion Revocation) Order 2010

Draft Pensions Regulator (Contribution Notices) (Sum Specified following Transfer) Regulations 2010

Draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Levies) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Draft Youth Rehabilitation Order (Review by Specified Courts) Order 2010

Draft State Pension Credit Pilot Scheme Regulations 2010

16th Report, Session 2009–10

Draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Housing and Local Government) Order 2010

Draft Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Draft Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 (Directions to OFCOM) Order 2010

16th Report, Session 2009–10

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires

To be considered

16th Report, Session 2009–10

Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment Regulations 2010

15 June

17th Report, Session 2009–10

Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2010

21 June

Legislative Reform Orders in Progress 

Report

To be considered

Affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

Draft Legislative Reform (Licensing) (Interim Authority Notices etc.) Order 2010

8th Report, Session 2009–10

Super-affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee following first-stage scrutiny

Report

60-day scrutiny period expires

Draft Legislative Reform (Industrial and Provident Societies and Credit Unions) Order 2010

8th Report, Session 2009–10

25 June

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.

Monday 7 June

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Tuesday 8 June

Audit

Domestic Committee

11.00am

Tuesday 15 June

House

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 2 June 2010   

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Wakefield.

1 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:

Narendra Babubhai Lord Patel

Margaret Countess of Mar

Dick Lord Taverne

Bernard John Lord Hayhoe

Andrew Colin Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn

Terence Lord Burns

Alan Robert Lord Haworth

Nicholas Herbert Lord Stern of Brentford

Ian Lord McColl of Dulwich

Michael Ray Dibdin Lord Heseltine

Colin Marsh Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge

Ian Bruce Lord Lang of Monkton

Nigel Lord Vinson

Molly Christine Baroness Meacher

James Stuart Bishop of Liverpool

Hugh Emlyn Lord Hooson

2 Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Lord Hutchinson of Lullington for the remainder of this Parliament.

Public Business

3 Health: contaminated blood products A question was asked by Lord Morris of Manchester and answered by Earl Howe.

4 Korean peninsula: "Cheonan" A question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

5 Immigration: detention of children A question was asked by Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope and answered by Baroness Neville-Jones.

6 Synthetic biology A question was asked by Lord Haskel and answered by Lord Freud.

7 Commissioner for Standards The Chairman of Committees moved 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. The motion was agreed to.

8 Deputy Chairmen of Committees The Chairman of Committees moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed as the panel of members to act as Deputy Chairmen of Committees for this session:

B Anelay of St Johns
L Bassam of Brighton
L Brougham and Vaux
L Colwyn
L Faulkner of Worcester
B Fookes
L Geddes
B Gibson of Market Rasen
B Gould of Potternewton
B Harris of Richmond

L Haskel
B Hooper
B McIntosh of Hudnall
C Mar
B Morris of Bolton
L Paul
B Pitkeathley
V Simon
V Ullswater.

The motion was agreed to.

9 Administration and Works The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider administrative services, accommodation and works, including works relating to security, within the strategic framework and financial limits approved by the House Committee;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Chairman of Committees be appointed to the Committee:

B Anelay of St Johns
L Bassam of Brighton
L Brougham and Vaux
L Cameron of Dillington
L Campbell-Savours
B D’Souza

Bp Exeter
B Harris of Richmond
B McIntosh of Hudnall
L Mancroft
L Rowe-Beddoe
L Shutt of Greetland

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time.

The motion was agreed to.

10 House Committee The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee be appointed to set the policy framework for the administration of the House and to provide non-executive guidance to the Management Board; to approve the House’s strategic, business and financial plans; to agree the annual Estimates and Supplementary Estimates; to supervise the arrangements relating to Members’ expenses; and to approve the House of Lords Annual Report;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Addington
L Baker of Dorking
L Brabazon of Tara
L Bradley
L Craig of Radley
B D’Souza

B Hayman (Chairman)
B Hollis of Heigham
L McNally
B Royall of Blaisdon
L Strathclyde
L Wakeham

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Reports of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House.

The motion was agreed to.

11 Liaison The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee be appointed to advise the House on the resources required for select committee work and to allocate resources between select committees; to review the select committee work of the House; to consider requests for ad hoc committees and report to the House with recommendations; to ensure effective co-ordination between the two Houses; and to consider the availability of members to serve on committees;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Chairman of Committees be appointed to the Committee:

L Addington
B Corston
B D’Souza
L Fellowes
L McNally

B Perry of Southwark
B Royall of Blaisdon
L Strathclyde
V Ullswater

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time.

The motion was agreed to.

12 Privileges and Conduct The Chairman of Committees moved that a Committee for Privileges and Conduct be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Chairman of Committees be appointed to the Committee:

B Anelay of St Johns
L Bassam of Brighton
L Brooke of Sutton Mandeville
B D’Souza
L Eames
L Graham of Edmonton
L Howe of Aberavon
L Irvine of Lairg

L Mackay of Clashfern
L McNally
B Manningham-Buller
B Royall of Blaisdon
L Scott of Foscote
L Shutt of Greetland
L Strathclyde

That the Committee have power to appoint sub-committees and that the sub-committees have power to appoint their own Chairmen;

That the Committee have power to co-opt any member to serve on a sub-committee;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That in any claim of peerage, the Committee shall sit with three holders of high judicial office, who shall have the same speaking and voting rights as members of the Committee.

The motion was agreed to.

13 Gaza flotilla Lord Howell of Guildford repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

14 Queen’s Speech The debate on the motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty was resumed and, after further debate, was again adjourned until Thursday 3 June.

The House adjourned at 10.51pm until Thursday 3 June at 11.00am.

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 Paper

The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty:

Banking-Report and Accounts for 2010 of the Bank of England.    (-)

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2010, laid under the Armed Forces Act 2006.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Rail Passengers’ Rights and Obligations Regulations 2010, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.     (1504)

2 Non-Domestic Rating (Collection and Enforcement) (Local Lists) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2010, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988.   (1507)

3 Statute made by the University of Cambridge on 25 February 2010, laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923.   (-)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report and Accounts for 2008–09 of the Parades Commission for Northern Ireland, laid under the Public Processions (Northern Ireland) Act 1998.

2 Air Publication 3393 (Officer Commissioning and Terms of Service) 9th Edition, laid under the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917.