House of Lords Business

Thursday 17 June 2010 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take to control urban foxes.

†Business of the House Lord Strathclyde to move that the debates on the motions in the names of Lord Sugar and Lord Corbett of Castle Vale set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours.

Lord Sugar to call attention to the effect of the Government’s policies, such as proposals for capital gains tax, on entrepreneurship and on small and medium-sized enterprises; and to move for papers. [I] Category 1: Directorships
Chairman and Managing Director, Amshold Group Limited
Category 1: Directorships
Chairman and Managing Director, Amsprop London Limited

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to call attention to the 40th anniversary of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970; and to move for papers.

Future Business 

Monday 21 June at 2.30pm

Roger Liddle Esq and 
The Rt Hon John Selwyn Gummer will be introduced as Barons.

*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.

The Chairman of Committees intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any member objects the motions must be moved separately.

†Allhallows Staining Church Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move that the Commons message of 16 June be now considered; and that the promoters of the Allhallows Staining Church Bill [HL], which was originally introduced in this House in Session 2009–10 on 25 January 2010, should have leave to proceed with the Bill in the current Session according to the provisions of Standing Order 150B (Revival of bills).

†Kent County Council (Filming on Highways) Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move that the Commons message of 16 June be now considered; and that the promoters of the Kent County Council (Filming on Highways) Bill [HL], which was originally introduced in this House in Session 2009–10 on 25 January 2010, should have leave to proceed with the Bill in the current Session according to the provisions of Standing Order 150B (Revival of bills).

Works of Art The Chairman of Committees to move that Baroness Maddock be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Smith of Clifton, resigned, and that Lord Roberts of Llandudno be appointed a member of the Select Committee.

Academies Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Hill of Oareford]

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 (Dinner break business)

Tuesday 22 June at 2.30pm

Dr Dianne Hayter will be introduced as a Baroness and 
The Rt Hon Thomas McAvoy will be introduced as a Baron.

*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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn on Friday 18 June at 2pm.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Academies Bill [HL] will continue.

Wednesday 23 June at 3.00pm

The Rt Hon James Knight will be introduced as a Baron.

*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.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Academies Bill [HL] will conclude.

Competition Act 1998 (Land Agreements Exclusion Revocation) Order 2010 Baroness Wilcox to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 January be approved. 8th Report, Session 2009–10, from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Dinner break business)

Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2010 Baroness Wilcox to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 11 March be approved. 13th Report, Session 2009–10, from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Dinner break business)

Thursday 24 June at 11.00am

John Gardiner Esq and 
John Maples Esq will be introduced as Barons.

*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.

Lord Strathclyde to move that, in the opinion of this House, the resolution of the House of 30 July 2002 (Financial Assistance to Opposition Parties) should have effect, in relation to the giving of financial assistance, with effect from 12 May 2010, as if-

(a) in paragraphs (1) and (2)(a) the references to the second largest opposition party were omitted, and

(b) paragraph (8)(b) were omitted.

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

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

Monday 28 June at 2.30pm

Roy Kennedy Esq will be introduced as a Baron and 
Floella Benjamin will be introduced as a Baroness.

*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.

*Lord Hannay of Chiswick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the scope and timing of the proposed nuclear posture review announced by the Foreign Secretary on 26 May.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what approach they intend to take at the next Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Baroness Verma to move that this House takes note of progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goal on universal primary education.

Tuesday 29 June at 2.30pm

Michael German Esq will be introduced as a Baron and  
Meral Hussein Ece will be introduced as a Baroness.

*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.

*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have concerning the performance of the Student Loans Company as regards its general duties and its support for disabled students.

Lord Strathclyde to move that this House takes note of the case for reform of the House of Lords.

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.

*Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what controls they propose to put in place to ensure that private health insurance companies adhere to their industry codes of practice.

*Lord Anderson of Swansea to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will continue their membership of the European Defence Agency.

Earl Attlee to move that this House takes note of the case for safe and sustainable transport and its role in generating future economic growth and prosperity.

Thursday 1 July at 11.00am

*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to other countries about harassment, intimidation and assassination of journalists, and the implications for democracy and accountable governance.

*Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they are making to collect backdated non-domestic rates in respect of port-side operators.

*Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to reform party funding and to limit donations to political parties.

Monday 5 July at 2.30pm

*Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to assess the assurances given by the previous administration on the completion date and costs of the renewable energy programme required to meet the European Union target of a 20 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2020.

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

*Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. [I] Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Commissioner, Equality & Human Rights Commission

*Lord Campbell of Alloway to ask Her Majesty’s Government what process will be used by the House of Lords reform committee to give instructions to Parliamentary Counsel for a draft bill.

Tuesday 6 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the independence of the Office for Budget Responsibility is guaranteed.

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make proposals for Sundays to be as far as possible work-free, following requests to the European Union Council of Ministers.

*Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to meet the costs of any future outbreak of farm animal disease.

Wednesday 7 July at 3.00pm

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of citizens denied the opportunity to vote at the general election on 6 May because of the 10pm deadline or other administrative difficulties; and what steps they propose to take to prevent those problems in future. [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (c)
Chairman, Brooklands Museum Trust Ltd, Weybridge

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking regarding the efficiency and effectiveness of the Rural Payments Agency.

*Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the regional electoral group representing the United Kingdom’s interests on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Executive Board regarding the withdrawal of the UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences in the light of the human rights record of the government of Equatorial Guinea.

Thursday 8 July at 11.00am

*Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to meet the need for new housing.

*Lord Waddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to restore individual freedoms and civil liberties.

*Lord Clinton-Davis to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the roles of Niall Ferguson and Andrew Roberts with regard to the history curriculum for schools in England.

Friday 9 July at 10.00am

Defamation Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Lester of Herne Hill]

Dog Control Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Redesdale]

Monday 12 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Pannick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to increase the retirement age of Supreme Court judges to 75.

*Viscount Craigavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what priority they will give in international development policy to population issues and to reproductive health and rights.

*Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Chief Inspector of Prisons’ thematic review on Muslim prisoners’ experiences.

*Baroness Trumpington to ask the Chairman of Committees what steps are being taken to restore the frescos in the Royal Gallery.

Tuesday 13 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the BBC World Service.

*Lord Krebs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for improving the dietary health of the population. [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
President, Campden BRI (advice to food, drink and allied industries)

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have proposals to introduce biometric passports.

Wednesday 14 July at 3.00pm

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the contribution of tourism to the United Kingdom economy.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review the management and procedures of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to ensure that patients suffering from the most prevalent conditions of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease are properly treated.

*Lord Plumb to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ Task Force on Farming Regulations will make their recommendations.

Thursday 15 July at 11.00am

*Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to encourage more women to take up places on committees and on the boards of public bodies and listed companies.

*Lord Rix to ask Her Majesty’s Government who will be responsible for promoting opportunities in schools for students with special educational needs and disabilities to have access to new and innovative technologies, following the decision to close down Becta. [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
President, Royal Mencap Society

*Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following their proposal that Parliament could only be dissolved if 55 per cent or more of MPs vote in favour, what procedures would follow if a government lost a vote of confidence, but fewer than 55 per cent of MPs voted for a dissolution.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 22 June for debate on 8 July. Time limit 2½ hours

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.

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.

Viscount Waverley to call attention to developments in central Asia; and to move for papers.

Lord Desai to call attention to measures to alleviate poverty at home and abroad; and to move for papers.

Lord Fowler to call attention to Her Majesty’s Government’s plans for the BBC; and to move for papers.

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.

The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to call attention to the Strategic Defence and Security Review and the military covenant; and to move for papers.

Select Committee Reports 

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

Lord Krebs to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Nanotechnologies and Food (First Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 22). 8 January 2010 [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
President, Campden BRI (advice to food, drink and allied industries)

Lord Goodlad to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Constitution Committee on The Cabinet Office and the Centre of Government (4th Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 30). 29 January 2010

Lord Fowler to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on Digital switchover of television and radio in the United Kingdom (2nd Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 100). 29 March 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.

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

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

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.

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 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 the 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.

Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what preparations they are making for declaring the Olympic Truce accompanying the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in their relations with Azerbaijan.

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have taken steps to promote civil society in Thailand; and, if so, how.

Viscount Bridgeman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of hospices in England.

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what public procurement lessons they have learnt from the railways.

The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the military covenant will be covered by the Strategic Defence and Security Review.

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making with the decennial review of the Civil List and grant-in-aid to the Royal Family.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 16 June and due for answer by 30 June.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the comments by Dr Robin Lovell-Badge at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority annual conference in 2008 about scientists’ plans for human admixed embryos.   HL544

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have issued guidance on whether the word "animal" in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 should be interpreted by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) as including bacteria and plants, as proposed by Dr Robin Lovell-Badge at the HFEA annual conference in 2008; in what capacity Dr Lovell-Badge has advised the HFEA on interspecies embryos; and when the HFEA was briefed by Dr Lovell-Badge on possible means of creating true hybrids between humans and plants or applications with genetically modified human embryos.   HL545

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) first considered concerns about a link between IVF and congenital syndromes to be "a serious issue", as quoted in The Sunday Times on 13 June; how the HFEA will ensure that people seeking fertility treatment are "made fully aware" of any such link; and why the HFEA viewed the research as "very significant".   HL546

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority considered the concerns about a link between IVF and congenital syndromes described in academic papers in the Journal of Medical Genetics (volume 40, issue 1, pages 62–4) and the American Journal of Human Genetics (volume 71, issue 1, pages 162–4; volume 72, issue 1, pages 156–60; volume 72, issue 1, pages 218–19; volume 72, issue 5, pages 1338–41 and volume 75, issue 3, pages 526–8); and, if so, what conclusions they reached.   HL547

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in view of the article in The Times on 22 April quoting one of the expert consultants involved expressing doubts about the validity of the 2002 Phase 2B Feasibility Study, on which the previous Government’s case against the application of the Chagos Islanders to the European Court of Human Rights was partly based, they will withdraw from the case and settle out of court as previously suggested by the Court.   HL548

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have finalised the draft protocol between the Homes and Communities Agency and the Local Government Association on housing and regeneration announced on 3 July 2008.   HL549

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they are giving to banks on the plan of the Payments Council to abolish cheques.   HL550

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated cost of the administration of the Housing Market Renewal programme in (a) Communities and Local Government, and (b) the Homes and Communities Agency; and how many staff are employed on housing market renewal work in each organisation.   HL551

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of jobs that will be lost as a result of the £6.2 billion reduction in grant allocations to local authorities for 2010–11 in (a) local authorities, (b) the private sector, (c) the voluntary sector and local partnerships, and (d) Government departments and agencies.   [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Member, Pendle Borough Council
 HL552

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to use the power conferred by the Equality Act 2010 to abolish the default age of retirement of 65.   HL553

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will commission independent accountants to calculate the additional costs that will be incurred by public bodies as a result of Refugee and Migrant Justice going into administration, including the Legal Services Commission in redundancy costs, paying other providers to take over its clients, their own administrative expenditure and other costs.   HL554

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last considered safety data on glyphosate; and whether, in the light of increased concentrations of glyphosate used in agriculture, they propose to re-evaluate the safety data.   HL555

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government why, in the light of the effect of insertional mutagenesis which takes place during genetic transformation of between 1 per cent and 4 per cent of the genes of the host genome on its function, the Food Standards Agency, the European Food Standards Agency and other regulators base their safety assessment on substantial equivalence.
   HL556

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what long-term studies they have commissioned into the nutritional status of cattle, poultry, pigs and sheep fed on genetically modified soya, peas or maize, taking into account their micronutrient status.   HL557

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what long-term studies they have commissioned into the effects on the reproductive organs and functions of cattle, poultry, pigs and sheep of being fed genetically modified soya, peas, or maize.   HL558

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of any link between the rise in infectious diseases of trees and the application of glyphosate used for under-story weed control.   HL559

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what research they have commissioned into the development of glyphosate-tolerant biological remediation of soil organisms adversely affected by glyphosate.   HL560

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the publication of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, they will hold a public inquiry to establish the identities of those who ordered, organised and financed the terrorist attack on The Grand Hotel, Brighton, in October 1984.   HL561

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord McNally on 9 June (HL Deb, col 643), how they have ascertained the views of the general public on whether to allow prisoners to vote.   HL562

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the views of the Court of the Bank of England were sought before the Chancellor of the Exchequer decided to transfer to the Bank responsibility for micro-prudential regulation.   HL563

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Bank of England will levy a charge on the banking industry to cover the cost of micro-prudential regulation.   HL564

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effects of a unilateral levy on British banks on their competition for business with banks based elsewhere; and whether they anticipate the cost of the levy being passed on to bank customers through lower deposit rates or higher loan costs.   HL565

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the intention announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 16 June for the Bank of England "to work against the cycle rather than with it" in setting capital requirements will (a) require the Bank of England to form views on asset values, including house prices, and (b) lead to rationing of credit, including mortgages.   HL566

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Sir John Vickers and the Independent Commission on Banking will be able to produce interim reports before the publication of their final report if he or the Commission believe that will inform markets and Government policy making.
   HL567

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Independent Commission on Banking will have its own budget; if so, how much has been allocated; and whether it will have a secretariat separate from HM Treasury, the Bank of England and the Financial Services Authority.   HL568

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the statement by European Union Commission President José Manuel Barroso that the Commission is "the economic government of Europe".   HL569

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 16 June (HL185), what assessment the Legal Services Commission have made of any potential financial issues that arise from Refugee and Migrant Justice going into administration; and whether Refugee and Migrant Justice will be concluding cases on behalf of individual clients.   HL570

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will investigate current attempts to deport Palestinians from east Jerusalem to the West Bank; and, if so, whether they will make representations to the government of Israel following the investigation.   HL571

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are making representations to the government of Somalia about their alleged use of child soldiers; and, if so, whether they have had any responses.   HL572

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultation they plan to hold with airports, airlines and passengers on their plans to replace air passenger duty with a per-plane duty.   HL573

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what account they will take of the reliance of regions other than London, including Northern Ireland, on aviation in considering plans to replace air passenger duty with a per-plane duty.   HL574

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what account they will take of emissions per flight in considering their plans to replace air passenger duty with a per-plane duty.   HL575

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect an increase in overall tax take from replacing air passenger duty with a per-plane duty.   HL576

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the official record of a meeting on 30 March led by Guy Jarvis to discuss future broadband delivery with the Head of Broadband Policy and Programmes at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills includes all discussion at the meeting about the formation, individuals and management of Community Broadband Network and Independent Networks Co-operatives Association; whether that record was passed to the Permanent Secretary of the Department; and, if so, on what date.   HL577

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask the National Audit Office to investigate the use of public funds for the Alston Healthcare project.   HL578

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received a request from the government of Kyrgyzstan to investigate the location of money transferred out of Kyrgyzstan by banks controlled by Maxim Bakiyev, the son of the deposed President of Kyrgyzstan, who was recently detained in the United Kingdom by the UK Border Agency; and, if so, how long they envisage that investigation would take.   HL579

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

26 May (10 June)

HL61 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL98 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

HL99 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

27 May (11 June)

HL106 Lord Barnett [HMT]

HL116 Lord Laird [HMT]

HL119 Lord Laird [HO]

2 June (16 June)

HL151 Lord Dear [HO]

HL157 Lord Barnett [HMT]

HL162 Lord Corbett of Castle Vale [MoJ]

Number of questions allocated to each department which are unanswered after 10 working days.

[HMT] 3

[HO] 5

[MoJ] 1

Bills in Progress 

Type of Bill

To be considered

To be heard by the Examiners on Wednesday 23 June at 10.30am

Local Government [HL]

Government

23 June

Waiting for Second Reading

Defamation [HL]

Private Member’s

9 July

Dog Control [HL]

Private Member’s

9 July

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

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

Academies [HL]

Government

21 June

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

Fishing Boats (Electronic Transmission of Fishing Activities Data) (England) Scheme 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

23 June

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

23 June

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

17th Report, Session 2009–10

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

21 June

21 June

1st Report

Employment and Support Allowance (Transitional Provisions, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit) (Existing Awards) Regulations 2010

26 June

Home Information Pack (Suspension) Order 2010

3 July

Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

3 July

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.

Thursday 17 June

Privileges and Conduct

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

9.30am
in Room B, 1 The Abbey Garden

Monday 21 June

Procedure

Domestic Committee

4.00pm
in the Moses Room

Tuesday 22 June

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 29 June

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 30 June

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Monday 5 July

Privileges and Conduct

Domestic Committee

4.00pm
in the Moses Room

Thursday 8 July

Audit

Domestic Committee

2.00pm

Thursday 15 July

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 16 June 2010   

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Leicester.

1 Oaths The following Lords took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct:

Kenneth John Lord Cameron of Lochbroom

Sebastian Newbold Lord Coe

Geoffrey Denis Erskine Lord Ampthill

2 Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Baroness Ashton of Upholland for the remainder of this Parliament.

Select Committee Report

3 Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

First Report, on the following bills:

Academies Bill [HL] 
Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill [HL] 
Defamation Bill [HL] 
Dog Control Bill [HL] 
House of Lords Reform Bill [HL] 
Marine Navigation Aids Bill [HL] 
Re-Export Controls Bill [HL]. (HL Paper 8)

Private Business

4 Allhallows Staining Church Bill [HL] A message was brought from the Commons that they have made the following Order: That the promoters of the Allhallows Staining Church Bill [HL], which was originally introduced in the House of Lords in the Session 2009–10 on 25 January 2010, should have leave to proceed with the Bill in the current Session according to the provisions of Standing Order 188B (Revival of bills).

5 Kent County Council (Filming on Highways) Bill [HL] A message was brought from the Commons that they have made the following Order: That the promoters of the Kent County Council (Filming on Highways) Bill [HL], which was originally introduced in the House of Lords in the Session 2009–10 on 25 January 2010, should have leave to proceed with the Bill in the current Session according to the provisions of Standing Order 188B (Revival of bills).

Public Business

6 Carers A question was asked by Baroness Pitkeathley and answered by Earl Howe.

7 Railways: Network Rail A question was asked by Lord Bradshaw and answered by Earl Attlee.

8 BBC 6 Music A question was asked by Lord Clement-Jones and answered by Lord Shutt of Greetland.

9 Crime: rape A question was asked by Baroness Scotland of Asthal and answered by Lord Wallace of Tankerness.

10 Liaison Committee: First Report The Chairman of Committees moved that the First Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 6) be agreed to. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

11 Financial services regulation Lord Sassoon repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

12 Social policy The Lord Bishop of Leicester moved for papers relating to the role of partnerships between government and civil society in shaping social policy. After debate, the motion was withdrawn.

The House adjourned at 8.39pm until Thursday 17 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.

Affirmative Instrument

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

Fishing Boats (Electronic Transmission of Fishing Activities Data) (England) Scheme 2010, laid under the Fisheries Act 1981.    (1600)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 The Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Order 2010, laid under the Ministers of the Crown Act 1975.   (1551)

2 European Communities (Designation) (No. 2) Order 2010, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.     (1552)