House of Lords Business

Tuesday 22 June 2010 at 2.30pm

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

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

†*Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will suspend the deportation of Iraqis until the fate of those already deported is known.

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

Communications The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the media and the creative industries and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Clement-Jones
B Deech
L Dixon-Smith
B Fookes
L Gordon of Strathblane

L Macdonald of Tradeston
E Onslow (Chairman)
L Razzall
L St John of Bletso
L Skelmersdale

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 power to adjourn from place to place;

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;

That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;

That the evidence taken by the Committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

Constitution Committee The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed to examine the constitutional implications of all public bills coming before the House; and to keep under review the operation of the constitution;

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

L Crickhowell
B Falkner of Margravine
L Goldsmith
L Hart of Chilton
L Irvine of Lairg
B Jay of Paddington (Chairman)

L Norton of Louth
L Pannick
L Powell of Bayswater
L Renton of Mount Harry
L Rodgers of Quarry Bank
L Shaw of Northstead

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 power to adjourn from place to place;

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;

That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;

That the evidence taken by the Committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

Economic Affairs The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed to consider economic affairs and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Best
L Currie of Marylebone
L Forsyth of Drumlean
L Hollick
B Kingsmill
L Lawson of Blaby
L Levene of Portsoken

L Lipsey
L MacGregor of Pulham Market (Chairman)
L Maclennan of Rogart
L Moonie
L Smith of Clifton
L Tugendhat

That the Committee have power to appoint a sub-committee and to refer to it any of the matters within the Committee’s terms of reference; that the Committee have power to appoint the Chairman of the sub-committee;

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

That the Committee and its sub-committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee and its sub-committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee and its sub-committee have power to adjourn from place to place;

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;

That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

European Union The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed:

(1) To consider European Union documents deposited in the House by a Minister, and other matters relating to the European Union;

The expression "European Union document" includes in particular:

(a) a document submitted by an institution of the European Union to another institution and put by either into the public domain;

(b) a draft legislative act or a proposal for amendment of such an act; and

(c) a draft decision relating to the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union under Title V of the Treaty on European Union;

The Committee may waive the requirement to deposit a document, or class of documents, by agreement with the European Scrutiny Committee of the House of Commons;

(2) To assist the House in relation to the procedure for the submission of Reasoned Opinions under Article 5 of the Treaty on European Union and the Protocol on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality;

(3) To represent the House as appropriate in interparliamentary cooperation within the European Union;

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

L Bowness
L Carter of Coles
L Dear
L Dykes
L Hannay of Chiswick
L Harrison
B Howarth of Breckland
L Jopling
B O’Cathain
L Paul

L Plumb
L Richard
L Roper (Chairman)
E Sandwich
B Sharp of Guildford
L Teverson
L Tomlinson
L Trimble
B Young of Hornsey

That the Committee have power to appoint sub-committees and to refer to them any matters within its terms of reference; that the Committee have power to appoint the Chairmen of sub-committees, but that the sub-committees have power to appoint their own Chairmen for the purpose of particular inquiries; that the quorum of each sub-committee be two;

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

That the Committee and its sub-committees have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee and its sub-committees have power to adjourn from place to place;

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;

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committees in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee or its sub-committees;

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committees shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

Information The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed to consider information and communications services, including the Library and the Parliamentary Archives, within the strategic framework and financial limits approved by the House Committee;

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

V Bridgeman
B Coussins
E Erroll
L Feldman
B Gibson of Market Rasen
L Haskel
L Kirkwood of Kirkhope (Chairman)

B Massey of Darwen
B Pitkeathley
L Rennard
L St John of Bletso
L Selsdon
L Taylor of Warwick

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

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

Science and Technology The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed to consider science and technology and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Broers
L Crickhowell
L Cunningham of Felling
B Hilton of Eggardon
L Krebs (Chairman)
L Methuen
B Neuberger

L Patel
B Perry of Southwark
L Rees of Ludlow
E Selborne
L Wade of Chorlton
L Warner
L Winston

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

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

That the Committee and its sub-committees have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee and its sub-committees have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee and its sub-committees have power to adjourn from place to place;

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;

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committees in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee or its sub-committees;

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committees shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

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

Future Business 

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.

†*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that patients will be seen in reasonable time by doctors and other primary care professionals following the publication of the revised NHS operating framework which removes NHS patient targets.

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

†Consolidation etc. Bills The Chairman of Committees to move, in accordance with Standing Order 51, that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be appointed to join with a Committee of the Commons as the Joint Committee on Consolidation etc. Bills:

L Acton
L Campbell of Alloway
L Carswell
L Christopher
E Dundee
L Eames

L Janner of Braunstone
B Mallalieu
L Methuen
L Razzall
L Swinfen
L Tombs

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

†Human Rights The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee of six members be appointed to join with a Committee appointed by the Commons as the Joint Committee on Human Rights:

To consider:

(a) matters relating to human rights in the United Kingdom (but excluding consideration of individual cases);

(b) proposals for remedial orders, draft remedial orders and remedial orders made under section 10 of and laid under Schedule 2 to the Human Rights Act 1998; and

(c) in respect of draft remedial orders and remedial orders, whether the special attention of the House should be drawn to them on any of the grounds specified in Standing Order 73 (Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments);

To report to the House:

(a) in relation to any document containing proposals laid before the House under paragraph 3 of the said Schedule 2, its recommendation whether a draft order in the same terms as the proposals should be laid before the House; or

(b) in relation to any draft order laid under paragraph 2 of the said Schedule 2, its recommendation whether the draft Order should be approved;

and to have power to report to the House on any matter arising from its consideration of the said proposals or draft orders; and

To report to the House in respect of any original order laid under paragraph 4 of the said Schedule 2, its recommendation whether:

(a) the order should be approved in the form in which it was originally laid before Parliament; or

(b) the order should be replaced by a new order modifying the provisions of the original order; or

(c) the order should not be approved;

and to have power to report to the House on any matter arising from its consideration of the said order or any replacement order;

That the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Bowness
B Campbell of Surbiton
L Dubs

L Lester of Herne Hill
B Morris of Bolton
L Morris of Handsworth

That the Committee have power to agree with the Committee appointed by the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;

That the quorum of the Committee shall be two;

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 power to adjourn from place to place;

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;

That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;

That the evidence taken by the Committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

†Statutory Instruments The Chairman of Committees to move, in accordance with Standing Order 73 and the resolution of the House of 16 December 1997, that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to join with a Committee of the Commons as the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments:

L Campbell of Alloway
L Clinton-Davis
B Eccles of Moulton

E Mar and Kellie
L Rees-Mogg
B Stern

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

†Tax Law Rewrite Bills The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee of six members be appointed to join with a Committee appointed by the Commons to consider tax law rewrite bills, and in particular to consider whether each bill committed to it preserves the effect of the existing law, subject to any minor changes which may be desirable;

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

L Blackwell
L Goodhart
B Goudie

L Haskel
L Millett
L Newton of Braintree

That the Committee have power to agree with the Committee appointed by the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;

That the quorum of the Committee shall be two;

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;

That the evidence taken by the Committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published;

That the procedure of the Joint Committee shall follow the procedure of select committees of the House of Commons when such procedure differs from that of select committees of this House, and shall include the power of the Chairman to select amendments.

†Academies Bill [HL] Committee (day 2) [Lord Hill of Oareford]

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn on Tuesday 22 June at 2pm.

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 2.15pm

†Lord Kennedy of Southwark will be introduced, 
Floella Benjamin will be introduced as a Baroness and 
†The Rt Hon Dr Jack McConnell will be introduced as a Baron. 

*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.

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

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in addressing the problems and needs of veterans of the first Gulf War with still undiagnosed illnesses, they will be taking into account the findings of the Congressionally mandated and funded US Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illnesses, particularly those on exposures to pyridostigmine bromide and organophosphates. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

†Tuesday 29 June at 2.15pm

Michael German Esq will be introduced as a Baron,  and
Meral Hussein Ece and 
†Shireen Ritchie will be introduced as Baronesses.

*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

†Rt Hon James Touhig will be introduced as a Baron.

*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 10.45am

†Rita Donaghy will be introduced as a Baroness, and 
†The Rt Hon John Hutton and  
†The Rt Hon Paul Boateng will be introduced as Barons.

*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.

Baroness Perry of Southwark to call attention to Her Majesty’s Government’s proposals to devolve power to local communities; and to move for papers.

†Monday 5 July at 2.15pm

†Baroness Sherlock,  
†Lord Bannside and  
†Baroness Drake will be introduced.

*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 2.15pm

†Lord McFall of Alcluith, 
†Lord Wolfson of Aspley Guise, and 
†Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top will be introduced.

*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 Willis of Knaresborough will be introduced.

*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 10.45am

†Quentin Davies will be introduced as a Baron, 
†The Rt Hon Angela Smith will be introduced as a Baroness, and 
†The Rt Hon John Prescott will be introduced as a Baron.

*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.

*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.

*Lord Lloyd of Berwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will bring forward proposals for reforming the law of murder.

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.

Monday 19 July at 2.30pm

†*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase general practitioners’ awareness of the symptoms of prostate cancer.

†*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the criteria used for nominating peerages for representatives of different professions, with particular reference to the nursing profession.

†*Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will respond to the Independent Commission on Youth Crime and Antisocial Behaviour.

†*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take under Article 125 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to ensure that neither the European Union nor any member state shall be liable for or assume commitments of another member state.

Tuesday 20 July at 2.30pm

†*Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their intentions as regards the Large Combustion Plant Directive and the generating plants concerned.

†*Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will transfer responsibility for the Debt Management Office to the Bank of England.

Wednesday 21 July at 3.00pm

†*Lord Selsdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how, in considering proposals for reform of the House of Lords, they define the present role of members of the House of Lords.

†*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of illegal motorway advertisements; and whether they will issue revised guidance to local authorities on the matter.

†*Baroness Andrews to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the strategy and work of the Office of Civil Society, now in the Cabinet Office.

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.

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.

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.

Baroness Ford to call attention to the level of affordable housing; and to move for papers.

Lord Norton of Louth to call attention to the case for reducing the size of the House of Lords; and to move for papers.

The Lord Bishop of Chester to call attention to the role of marriage and marriage support in British society 11 years after the report on Funding for Marriage Support by Sir Graham Hart; and to move for papers.

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to call attention to the situation of Dalits worldwide; 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 [I] Category 1: Directorships
Non-executive Director, LSE plc (London Stock Exchange)
Category 1: Directorships
Non-executive Director, Borsa Italiana SpA
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Non-executive Director, LSE plc (London Stock Exchange)

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

Lord Vallance of Tummel to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Economic Affairs Committee on Private Finance Projects and off-balance sheet debt (First Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 63). 17 March 2010 [I] Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Supervisory Board, Siemens AG (engineering and services)

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 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.

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.

Baroness Ford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to increase the provision of epilepsy services.

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role of allied health professionals in maintaining the health and social well-being of people with long-term neurological conditions.

Lord Norton of Louth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the number of bills subject to pre-legislative scrutiny.

Viscount Astor to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider changing the voting arrangements for British citizens residing abroad and members of the armed forces serving abroad.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 21 June and due for answer by 5 July.

Viscount Simon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (a) arrests, (b) prosecutions, and (c) convictions, of (1) men, and (2) women, there were for the offences of driving after consuming alcohol or taking drugs in each police force area in each year since 2000.   [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Vice Chairman, Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety
 HL621

Viscount Simon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many breath tests were conducted by the police in Great Britain in each year since 2000.   [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Vice Chairman, Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety
 HL622

Viscount Simon to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to respond Sir Peter North’s review of drink-drive limits.   [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Vice Chairman, Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety
 HL623

Viscount Simon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (a) males, and (b) females, in each parliamentary constituency have been (1) prosecuted, (2) found guilty, and (3) sentenced to immediate custody for drink-driving in each year since 2005.   [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Vice Chairman, Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety
 HL624

Viscount Simon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average (a) fine, and (b) custodial sentence, for conviction for drink-driving offences which resulted in death in the last ten years.
   [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Vice Chairman, Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety
 HL625

Viscount Simon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps the Department for Transport is taking to reduce the number of instances of drink-driving.   [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Vice Chairman, Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety
 HL626

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the organisations running projects funded under the Diverting Women from Custody programme will be informed by the Directors of Offender Management whether they will be re-funded at the end of their two-year funding period; and whether the timescale will take account of any effect on staff retention from late re-funding decisions.   HL627

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by the Minister of State for Transport, Theresa Villiers, on 17 June (HC Deb, col 58WS) that the procurement timetable for the new Greater Anglia rail franchise is to be revised, what arrangements are in place to ensure that the performance of National Express East Anglia is acceptable.   HL628

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps will be taken to secure an improvement in passenger satisfaction with National Express East Anglia during the period of its extended franchise.   HL629

Lord Haworth to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what grounds Mr Maxim Bakiyev was arrested by immigration officials at Farnborough airport on 13 June.   HL630

Lord Haworth to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Mr Maxim Bakiyev remains in detention; and, if so, under what conditions.   HL631

Lord Haworth to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what grounds the acting government of Kyrgyzstan has requested the extradition of Mr Maxim Bakiyev.   HL632

Lord Glenarthur to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the public subsidy paid to each of the train operating companies in each of the last ten years.   HL633

Lord Glenarthur to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the criteria by which they and the Office of Rail Regulation measure the success and value for money of public subsidies paid to train operating companies.   HL634

Lord Glenarthur to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the High Level Output Specifications and the Statements of Public Funds Available for Anglo-Scottish sleeper services are given to the Office of Rail Regulation by the Secretary of State for Transport or by Scottish Ministers.   HL635

Lord Glenarthur to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the public subsidy paid to the First Group is allocated to overnight rail sleeper services operated by First Great Western and First ScotRail.   HL636

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will enable unsuccessful asylum applicants who cannot be returned to their countries of origin to work legally.   HL637

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will co-ordinate action by the Middle East Quartet to remove restrictions on exports from Gaza and on fishing within its territorial waters.
   HL638

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will maintain their consulate in Basra and appoint a consul in Arbil or Kirkuk.   HL639

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they do not accept new applications for asylum by post when personal circumstances change or the situation in the country of origin deteriorates.
   HL640

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the interval between the ending of section 4 support and the start of normal benefits for asylum applicants granted leave to remain; and what steps they will take to reduce that interval.   HL641

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will discuss with the government of Iraq the provision of facilities and incentives to enable refugees in Syria, Jordan and other countries to return home; and whether they will seek the participation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in such discussions.   HL642

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether public funds are available to enable members of the police service to bring libel proceedings against critics of their conduct; and, if so, why.   HL643

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for implementing the European Union Water Framework Directive.   HL644

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what would be the net annual cost of increasing the state retirement pension to £150 per week for a single person, with concomitant increases for dependants, taking into account any reduced levels of other security benefits that would follow.   HL645

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual cost of the Independent Safeguarding Authority; and what are their plans for it.   HL646

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Tankerness on 16 June (WA 114), what action they are taking to recruit men to the Crown Prosecution Service to improve the gender balance in the service.   HL647

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their stance on a European Union-wide carbon tax; and whether they will use their veto to prevent its introduction.   HL648

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will investigate the balance of powers between the United Kingdom Parliament and the European Parliament following the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty.   HL649

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce legislation to allow Parliament to decide whether to declare war; and, if so, why.   HL650

Lord Selsdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many members of the House of Lords hold a remunerated part-time or full-time appointment in Government departments or bodies.   HL651

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the Ministry of Defence has experienced any problems relating to policy and action as a result of having no female ministers.   HL652

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the Department for International Development has experienced any problems relating to policy and action as a result of having no female ministers.   HL653

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have experienced any problems relating to policy and action as a result of having no female ministers.   HL654

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that air quality in London will meet the European Union standards; how these plans will be published; and whether the level will be met before Olympic Games in 2012.   [I] Category 1: Directorships
Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants Ltd
Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
25% share of Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants Ltd
 HL655

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the levels of air quality in United Kingdom cities compare with those in other capital cities in the European Union; and whether they forecast having to pay fines to the European Commission in the next two years for not meeting European Union targets.   [I] Category 1: Directorships
Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants Ltd
Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
25% share of Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants Ltd
 HL656

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will work with the European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency to include nuclear power as a source of carbon-free energy in the policies to be adopted at the United Nations Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Cancun in December.   HL657

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to address the proportion of police stop and searches of black and Asian people.   HL658

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the increased rates of black people being stopped and searched by the police compared to white people.   HL659

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed the likely consequences for race relations and equality, especially police/community relations, if the different proportions of police stop and searches of black people and white people continues.   HL660

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice and guidance applies to the use of stop and search by police; and whether there is specific advice on how to avoid biased or unjustified stops.
   HL661

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many police stop and searches of each racial or ethnic group in the last three years led to arrests, charges and prosecutions.   HL662

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the sale documentation for High Speed 1 infrastructure is based on (a) full regulation as undertaken by the Office of Rail Regulation for the conventional United Kingdom rail network (if not, where it differs), (b) full compliance with European Union and United Kingdom regulations, including the Railways and Infrastructure (Access and Management) Regulations (SI 2005/3049), and (c) the new owner being subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in respect of its management of High Speed 1.   HL663

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what incentives or bonuses will be available to staff at High Speed 1 in the event of a successful sale.   HL664

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 17 June (WA 131–2), whether they will place the letter to the Deputy Prime Minister received on 13 May from Shaun Rusling of the National Gulf Veterans and Families Association and the reply to him in the Library of the House.   HL665

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 16 June (WA 118–19), on what date officials in the Department of Health last met officials in the Republic of Ireland’s Department of Health and Children to discuss compensation for those infected with contaminated blood; which officials in both countries were involved; what record was taken of the meeting; and whether they will place the record in the Library of the House.   HL666

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 17 June (WA 131–2), why the letter from Shaun Rusling of the National Gulf Veterans and Families Association received by the Deputy Prime Minister on 13 May about his pledges of new help for Gulf veterans has been sent to a Defence minister for reply.   HL667

Lord Bach to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce legislation in this session to turn the Legal Services Commission into an executive agency.   HL668

Lord Bach to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce legislation in this session to implement the recommendations of the Review of Civil Litigation Costs by Lord Justice Jackson.   HL669

Lord Bach to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the minimum proportion of the total legal aid budget they expect to spend in the field of social welfare law.   HL670

Lord Bach to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the minimum proportion of the total legal aid budget they expect to spend on not-for-profit providers of legal services.   HL671

Lord Bach to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had on the future of criminal legal aid with firms of solicitors who undertake large quantities of criminal legal aid work.   HL672

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to introduce a dynamic model to assess the impact of tax changes on exchequer revenues.   HL673

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will request a report from the Chief Constable of the West Midlands on why there was no formal consultation on the placing of 169 automatic number-plate recognition cameras in the Washwood Heath, Sparkbrook, Moseley and Kings Heath areas of Birmingham as part of a counter-terrorism initiative.   HL674

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost to public funds of the purchase and installation of 169 automatic number-plate recognition cameras in the Washwood Heath, Sparkbrook, Moseley and Kings Heath areas of Birmingham as part of a counter-terrorism initiative.   HL675

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that the Association of Chief Police Officers fully consult local authority councillors, community leaders and MPs before automatic number-plate recognition cameras are installed in areas as part of counter-terrorism initiatives paid for by the Terrorism and Allied Matters fund which the Association administers.   HL676

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government which air forces, other than the Royal Air Force, are allowed to carry out low-flying training in United Kingdom air space; how many nations have done so; and what charges are levied for the use of those facilities.   HL677

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 16 March (WA 168) and 8 April (WA 146), how much of the extra £800 million was transferred to Northern Ireland after the devolution of policing and justice and before 6 May; how it is being utilised; how the remainder will be transferred; for what purpose; and what is the overall plan for the £800 million.   HL678

Baroness Hollis of Heigham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what would be the cost, compared to current projected expenditure on public sector pensions, if future accruals were to remain (a) defined benefit up to £30,000 per annum income, (b) defined benefit up to £35,000 per annum income, (c) defined benefit up to the higher rate tax threshold, and thereafter were to be defined contribution on all subsequent earnings, with an employers’ contribution of (1) 10 per cent, and (2) 15 per cent, for the years 2010, 2015, 2020, 2030 and 2050.   HL679

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the deportation from east Jerusalem of four members of the Palestine Legislative Council, who have recently been released from prison in Israel.   HL680

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the passports, mobile telephones and cameras confiscated from United Kingdom citizens who were on board the Mavi Mamara in the recent flotilla to Gaza.   HL681

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 15 June (WA 99–100), why the information could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.
   HL682

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 15 June (WA 99–100), on how many occasions questions germane to the treatment of patients at centres 0017, 0157 or 0206 have been excluded from the corresponding inspection reports; and what was the reason for excluding such matters in each case.   HL683

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 15 June (WA 100), which licences issued by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority originally related to the derivation of embryonic stem cells; and how many of those licences subsequently included the use of human embryos for unrelated purposes.   HL684

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 15 June (WA 100), what steps the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has taken to monitor the number of embryos used in research, as recommended by one of the HFEA’s peer reviewers in 2006; how the HFEA has maintained a record of the data requested by that peer reviewer regarding how many embryos were utilised in each research project; and what was the HFEA’s response to that peer reviewer’s assessment that "the number of embryos used for ES cell derivation seems to be very high" at the Newcastle Fertility Centre.   HL685

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 9 November 2009 (WA 111) regarding the numbers of eggs used for research, whether the full reconciliation undertaken by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) explained how the number of eggs described in a published research paper was greater than the number contributed to research according to HFEA records.   HL686

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving to reducing the number of electricity pylons and miles of overhead lines; and whether they are assessing (a) the likely impact on the countryside of the National Grid’s proposals to increase them, (b) the potential impact on national parks and beauty spots, and (c) alternative ways of transmitting electricity.   HL687

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Lord Browne of Madingley has been approached to head a new Whitehall efficiency review; and whether they intend to make that appointment.   HL688

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether ministers, their advisers or officials are consulted about the names of individuals at the top of the BBC’s Crimewatch list.   HL689

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risk to financial stability of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision relaxing proposed capital requirements to support derivatives dealing by major investment banks and to defer introducing other requirements for banks to set aside more capital against derivatives.   HL690

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether employees of the proposed Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) will be employed in the public or private sector; and whether their terms of employment, including pensions, will allow effective transfer of personnel between the PRA, the Bank of England and the proposed Consumer Protection and Markets Authority.   HL691

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the last disclosed basic annual salary and bonus of (a) the Governor of the Bank of England, (b) the current two Deputy Governors, and (c) the Chief Executive of the Financial Services Authority.   HL692

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will hold a public inquiry to establish the identities of those who ordered, organised and financed the IRA attack on shopping areas of Belfast in July 1972.   HL693

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of people who die annually in England as a result of passive smoking.   HL694

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the offer made by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on 29 June 2009 to Mr Malcolm Corbett for a grant to contribute to the cost of running the Independent Networks Cooperative Association took account of its chief executive officer not, as chief executive officer of Community Broadband Networks Ltd, filing annual returns and accounts from 31 December 2005 to 31 December 2008 with the Financial Services Authority.   HL695

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, when the Financial Services Authority registered the formation of Independent Networks Cooperative Association Ltd on 25 November 2009, it took account of the annual returns and accounts of Community Broadband Network Ltd not being registered with it for 31 December 2005 to 31 December 2008 until 8 December 2009.   HL696

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will change the criteria for housing single people dependant on alcohol or drugs so that they are paid no more non-housing benefits than the appropriate income support level without premiums.   HL697

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many court witnesses were (a) charged with, and (b) convicted of, perjury in England and Wales in each of the last three years.   HL698

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)

HL162 Lord Corbett of Castle Vale [DfE]

3 June (17 June)

HL220 Baroness Sharp of Guildford [DfE]

7 June (21 June)

HL244 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [CO]

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

[CO] 1

[DfE] 2

[HMT] 2

[HO] 4

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

23 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

Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Draft Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Consequential Amendments No. 3) 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

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

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.

Tuesday 22 June

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

European Union

Select Committee

5.00pm

Friday 25 June

Privileges and Conduct

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

9.30am
in Room B, 1 The Abbey Garden

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 Monday 21 June 2010   

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Liverpool.

1 Lord Liddle Roger John Liddle, Esquire, having been created Baron Liddle, of Carlisle in the County of Cumbria, for life by Letters Patent dated 19 June 2010, was introduced between Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank and Lord Mandelson, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2 Lord Deben The Rt Hon John Selwyn Gummer, having been created Baron Deben, of Winston in the County of Suffolk, for life by Letters Patent dated 21 June 2010, was introduced between Lord Chadlington and Lord Lloyd-Webber, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

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

Peter Garth Lord Palumbo

Richard Gerald Lord Acton (Lord Acton of Bridgnorth)

4  Lord Quinton The Lord Speaker informed the House that Lord Quinton, a member of the House, had died on 19 June 2010.

5 Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Lord McCarthy for the remainder of this Parliament.

Select Committee Report

6 Procedure of the House 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Introductions. (First Report, HL Paper 10)

Private Business

7 Allhallows Staining Church Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees moved 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). The motion was agreed to and a message was sent to the Commons.

8 Kent County Council (Filming on Highways) Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees moved 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). The motion was agreed to and a message was sent to the Commons.

9 Local Government Bill [HL] The following memorials alleging, pursuant to Private Business Standing Order 83 (Examination of public bills by Examiners), that Private Business Standing Orders of both Houses are applicable to the bill; and complaining of non-compliance with those Standing Orders were deposited:

Memorial No.

Name of Memorialist

Name of Agent acting for Memorialist

Date deposited

1.

Exeter City Council

Sharpe Pritchard

18 June 2010

2.

Norwich City Council

Sharpe Pritchard

18 June 2010

Public Business

10 Health: cancer A question was asked by Baroness Gardner of Parkes and answered by Earl Howe.

11 Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 A question was asked by Lord Harris of Haringey and answered by Lord Henley.

12 Justice: legal fees A question was asked by Lord Lester of Herne Hill and answered by Lord McNally.

13 Economy: eurozone A question was asked by Lord Trimble and answered by Lord Sassoon.

14 Works of Art The Chairman of Committees moved 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. The motion was agreed to.

15 Business of the House Lord Strathclyde moved that that leave be given to advance the motion in the name of Baroness Verma from Monday 28 June to Tuesday 22 June. The motion was agreed to.

16 Academies Bill [HL] The bill was considered in Committee. Amendment 1 was considered. The House resumed.

17 Education: free schools Lord Hill of Oareford repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

18 European Council Lord Strathclyde repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

19 Academies Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 2. The House resumed after amendment 3A.

20 Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/870) Lord Lucas moved to resolve that this House regrets that the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/870), laid before the House on 10 February, will not prevent several port companies from becoming insolvent. After debate, the motion was withdrawn.

21 Academies Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 4. The House resumed after amendment 6.

The House adjourned at 10.22pm until Tuesday 22 June at 2.30pm.

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 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Draft State Pension Credit Pilot Scheme Regulations 2010. (10 March)   (-)

2 Finance-Central Government Supply Estimates 2010–11: Supplementary Budgetary Information.    (7880)

Statutory Instrument (Standing Order 70)

The following negative instrument was laid before the House on 18 June:

Statute made by the University of Oxford on 19 January, laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923.   (-)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2010, laid under the National Minimum Wage Act 1998.

2 Draft Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Consequential Amendments No. 3) Order 2010, laid under the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Children’s Commissioner for England, laid under the Children Act 2004.

2 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Appointments Commission, laid under the Health Act 2006.

3 (1) Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

(2) Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

(3) Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the NHS Business Services Authority

(4) Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the National Health Service Litigation Authority

(5) Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

(6) Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the National Patient Safety Agency

laid under the National Health Service 2006.

4 Electoral Commission Main Supply Estimate for 2010–11, laid under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

5 Treasury Minute on the application of certain amounts as Appropriations in Aid of the Estimates for 2010–11, laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000.