House of Lords Business

    

    

    

Wednesday 6 October 2010 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they have complied with the legal requirement to assess the impact of spending cuts on women, disabled people and ethnic minorities.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the regulations regarding enforcement procedures for traffic and parking offences so as to make them effective for cars with foreign number plates.

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the most recent Bank of England economic forecast.

†*Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the political situation in Bahrain.

    

Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Sassoon] 2nd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour).

    

Future Business 

Thursday 7 October at 11.00am

*Lord Clinton-Davis to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there will be any spending cuts affecting human rights.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Sir Philip Green’s review of government efficiency will include HM Revenue and Customs.

*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that emergencies and pandemics are dealt with properly in the period before the abolition of the Health Protection Agency.

†*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the government of Israel’s decision to end the settlement freeze in the West Bank.

†Procedure The Chairman of Committees to move that the Report from the Select Committee on Law Commission Bills (2nd Report, HL Paper 30) be agreed to.

Lord Gardiner of Kimble to call attention to the launch of the Prince’s Countryside Fund, and to the case for continuing support for rural communities; and to move for papers. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Lord Whitty to call attention to the role of regulation and guidance in the food chain and of food standards in improving nutritional outcomes for adults and children; and to move for papers. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals. (1½ hours)

    

Monday 11 October at 2.30pm

Lord Monks will be introduced.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will end child detention in immigration cases.

*Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to help people with impaired faculties, such as hearing or vision, and concurrent dementia.

*Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what rate of interest they propose to pay to people who have paid too much income tax because of mistakes by HM Revenue and Customs; and what rate of interest they propose to charge people who have paid too little income tax for the same reason.

*Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Argentina about statements made in the United Nations’s Special Committee on Decolonization.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Bill will conclude.

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the context of House of Lords reform, what is their view on the purpose of the House. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

    

Tuesday 12 October at 2.30pm

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the future of the BBC licence fee.

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many jobs in the United Kingdom are sustained by defence expenditure.

*Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the last 12 months, what proportion of local authority planning applications where there have been no significant public objections were sent to appeal; and what proportion of those appeals were successful.

Baroness Jay of Paddington to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Constitution Committee on Referendums in the United Kingdom (12th Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 99).

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).

    

Wednesday 13 October at 3.00pm

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to enforce the rules that require students coming to the United Kingdom for study to have an intermediate, rather than elementary, level of English.

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the future regulation of human fertilisation and embryology.

*Lord Palmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that cyclists abide by the Highway Code.

Lord Shutt of Greetland to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.

    

Thursday 14 October at 11.00am

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the functions of the Audit Commission will be replaced following its abolition.

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how their development policies support child welfare in Pakistan.

*Lord Wright of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the government of Israel’s continued refusal to remove illegal settlers from the West Bank and East Jerusalem; and what action the European Union is taking to help resolve this problem.

Baroness Massey of Darwen to call attention to the case for Government strategies to tackle human trafficking; and to move for papers.

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to call attention to the case for maintaining and increasing apprenticeships in both the public and private sectors; and to move for papers.

Lord Jopling to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Protecting Europe against large-scale cyber-attacks (5th Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 68).

    

Monday 18 October at 2.30pm

Lord Williams of Baglan will be introduced.

*Lord Hannay of Chiswick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial commitment they will make to support the Marshall Scholarships scheme.

The question in the name of Baroness Noakes has been moved to 25 October.

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to invest in rail services in the north-west.

*Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to comply with the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights on the voting rights of prisoners.

†*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the number of allotments.

†Identity Documents Bill Second Reading [Baroness Neville-Jones]

If the bill is read a second time, Baroness Neville-Jones to move that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee.

    

Tuesday 19 October at 2.30pm

*Lord Williams of Elvel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to eradicate corruption from international cricket.

*Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government how their programme implementing the European Union Renewables Directive takes into account the existing level of fuel poverty and the likely effect on employment in British industry.

*Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of fractures which result from osteoporosis.

    

Wednesday 20 October at 3.00pm

*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what specific proposals they have to reduce tax avoidance.

*The Lord Bishop of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they will table at the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancún.

    

Thursday 21 October at 11.00am

*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the BBC and the British Council concerning the political situation in Burma, Russia and the North Caucasus; and what was the outcome.

†*Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that people get value for money when purchasing a pension annuity.

†*Lord Janner of Braunstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many deaths and serious injuries occurred in 2009 owing to pedal cyclists not wearing a helmet.

    

Monday 25 October at 2.30pm

†*Baroness Noakes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the leadership of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

†*Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will clarify the responsibilities of charities under the Corporate Manslaughter Act 2008 when placing representatives in war zones.

†*Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to Iraq regarding its undertakings to ensure the safety and security of Iranian refugees at Camp Ashraf.

    

Tuesday 26 October at 2.30pm

The Lord Bishop of Birmingham will be introduced.

†*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to announce the outcome of the Strategic Defence Review.

†*Lord Haskel to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they assess value for money when allocating public expenditure.

†*Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what would be the net cost implications for public expenditure of reducing the number of MPs to 600 and introducing 300 directly elected members into the House of Lords.

    

Wednesday 27 October at 3.00pm

†*Lord Butler of Brockwell to ask the Chairman of Committees whether there are any plans to install a docking station for the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme on the Lords controlled part of the Parliamentary Estate.

†*Lord Rotherwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take regarding the effect of Chinese lanterns on the landscape and the welfare risk they pose to livestock.

†*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to reduce the prison population.

    

Thursday 28 October at 11.00am

†*Lord Campbell of Alloway to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether drafts of all their bills should be subject to pre-legislative scrutiny.

†*Lord Craig of Radley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that members of the armed forces are not discriminated against in the provision of goods and services in the United Kingdom, particularly while wearing their uniform.

†*Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what research they are undertaking into the cost to the economy of road traffic congestion due to the school run compared with 20 years ago.

    

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 26 October for debate on 11 November. Time limit 2½ hours

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.

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.

Lord Hylton to call attention to Israel’s compliance with international law; and to move for papers.

Lord Bates to call attention to progress towards a United Nations Olympic Truce Resolution for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; and to move for papers.

Baroness Taylor of Bolton to call attention to the level of co-ordination between Government departments on the use of soft power in the interests of the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

Lord Touhig to call attention to the reorganisation of the National Health Service; and to move for papers.

Lord Hannay of Chiswick to call attention to the case for Britain to have a properly resourced and active diplomacy; and to move for papers.

Lord Janvrin to call attention to the case for encouraging philanthropy; and to move for papers. [I]

Category 1: Directorships

Deputy Chairman, HSBC Private Bank (UK) Ltd

Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)

Member, Development Committee, St George's Chapel Windsor

Category 10: Non-financial interests (c)

Trustee, National Portrait Gallery

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

Chair of Trustees, Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

Chair of Trustees, Entente-Cordiale Scholarship Scheme

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee, Gurkha Welfare Trust

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Charity consultant, The Parthenon Trust (a grant-making charity)

Lord Patel to call attention to the treatment of cancer patients in England and Wales; and to move for papers.

Lord Moynihan to call attention to the implications of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico; and to move for papers.

Lord Turnberg to call attention to proposed new funding arrangements in the National Health Service; and to move for papers.

Lord Norton of Louth to call attention to the case for making greater use of pre-legislative scrutiny; and to move for papers.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to call attention to the levels of electoral registration; and to move for papers.

Baroness McDonagh to call attention to constituency boundaries for seats in the House of Commons; and to move for papers.

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to call attention to measures to improve the quality and quantity of life of people with cancer; and to move for papers.

Lord Dixon-Smith to call attention to the role of the energy supply industries in the United Kingdom in meeting the carbon dioxide emissions targets set by the Climate Change Committee for 2050; and to move for papers.

Baroness Hooper to call attention to recent developments in the British Overseas Territories; and to move for papers.

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to call attention to the language and terminology used in the House of Lords and their impact on public understanding of the work of the House; and to move for papers.

Lord Dykes to call attention to the current position of the print media market and to the supervision of newspapers published in the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

Lord Judd to call attention to the political situation in Chechnya and the North Caucausus, and its implications for global security; and to move for papers.

    

Select Committee Reports 

The date on which the report was published is in italics

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)

Lord Teverson to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Combating Somali Piracy: the EU’s Naval Operation Atalanta (12th Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 108). 14 April 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.

Lord Hylton to move to resolve that the European Union should use its powers to prevent access to the European Union without a visa by Israeli citizens and to remove duty-free access for Israeli goods if Israeli breaches of international law continue.

Lord Selsdon to call attention to the future role of non-departmental public bodies; and to move for papers.

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to call attention to the ceremonial aspects of the House of Lords and their impact on public understanding of the work of the House; and to move for papers.

Lord Crisp to call attention to the new generation of diagnostic and therapeutic agents available for cancer; 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.

Lord Dykes to call attention to the case for co-ordinated European Union defence policies; 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 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

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.

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 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.

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.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking with international partners to bring to trial Joseph Kony and other leaders of the Lord’s Resistance Army at the International Criminal Court.

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to introduce the new generation of diagnostic and therapeutic agents available for cancer.

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

Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how their plans for disposing of the Tote take account of the interests of horse and dog racing.

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to meet Millennium Development Goal Five on improving maternal health.

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to strengthen the governance of sport and recreation in the United Kingdom to assist clubs, voluntary organisations and governing bodies.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all children with diabetes are able to benefit from an education at school.

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve corporate governance and accountability with respect to social and environmental issues.

Baroness Hooper to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effects of the recent European Union trade agreement concerning banana imports, and its impact on African, Caribbean and Pacific banana producers.

Baroness Hooper to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to review the work of the UK Border Agency with particular reference to the issuing of visas and passports in Latin America.

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the proposed changes to the National Health Service will not damage front-line and specialised services.

The Lord Bishop of London to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they expect to be the effects on listed places of worship of the ending of the listed places of worship grant scheme in March 2011.

The Lord Bishop of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of progress at the climate talks in Cancún.

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will work with the government of the United States to ensure that Israel complies with United Nations resolutions and international law.

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of progress in the Middle East peace process.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 5 October and due for answer by 19 October.

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many applications to form free schools have been rejected.   HL2210

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many applications for Future Jobs Fund places were under way when they discontinued the scheme.   HL2211

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to reduce tax avoidance.   HL2212

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will announce their conclusion on the proposal to introduce a renewable heat incentive.   HL2213

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the initial impact of feed-in tariffs on stimulating growth in the United Kingdom photovoltaic sector.
   HL2214

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the value of the photovoltaic feed-in tariff to the United Kingdom economy.   HL2215

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for supporting the development and funding of national health workforce plans in the poorest countries.   HL2216

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to help restore the imports and exports of Gaza to their pre-May 2007 levels.   HL2217

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by the Home Secretary, Theresa May, on 13 July (HC Deb col 797), when they expect to complete their review of counter-terrorism and security powers, and in particular of the Prevent strategy; and whether they will publish the conclusions of the review.   HL2218

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what procedures exist to enable officials of the European Court of Human Rights to take part in human rights dialogues between the United Kingdom and other Council of Europe member states.   HL2219

Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients suffering from dementia experience behavioural symptoms.   HL2220

Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients suffering from dementia experience symptoms of aggression or agitation.   HL2221

Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance there is for clinicians on how to manage the behavioural symptoms of dementia.   HL2222

Lord Inglewood to ask Her Majesty’s Government which Minister has responsibility for Mountain Rescue.   HL2223

Lord Inglewood to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take into account the impact on areas like Cumbria of the proposal to replace the current day visitors indicator with an indicator based on foreign visitor rights as proposed for the Environmental, Protective, and Cultural Services Relative Needs Formula.   HL2224

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make representations to the government of Cambodia about the status of Parliamentarian San Rainsy, currently in exile.   HL2225

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people, broken down by country of birth, were registered as British citizens through applications made under section 4C of the British Nationality Act 1981 between 1 January 2003 and 30 June 2010.   HL2226

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the case of a prisoner given an indeterminate sentence for public protection, they will treat the prisoner as if they had undergone any course specified, if they have reached their tariff but have not been able to do the course for reasons beyond their control.   HL2227

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the core day and core week arrangements have had on prisoners’ access to (a) work, (b) education, (c) training, and (d) religious activities; and what reductions there have been in the cumulative time spent in prison by professional visitors providing religious and education activities.   HL2228

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will offer technical assistance to the government of Bahrain to implement the recommendations of the Bar Human Rights Committee following their hearing observation visit in July.   HL2229

Lord Tanlaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the reasons for the delays in issuing entry visas to bone fide business people visiting the United Kingdom from India and China.   HL2230

Baroness Harris of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many termination agreements reached by each Regional Development Agency in the last year contained confidentiality clauses.
   HL2231

Baroness Harris of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the aggregate additional compensation, beyond statutory and contractual amounts, included in termination agreements reached by each Regional Development Agency in the last year.   HL2232

Baroness Harris of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the aggregate additional compensation, beyond statutory and contractual amounts, included in termination agreements containing confidentiality clauses reached by each Regional Development Agency in the last year.
   HL2233

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Israel regarding the early release of Palestinian detainees held in their prisons without due process.   HL2234

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations at international fora regarding the government of Israel’s alleged breaches of international law in relation to Palestinian rights in East Jerusalem.   HL2235

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all previously non-domiciled British citizens who have recently returned to live in the United Kingdom are now paying all relevant direct taxes.
   HL2236

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will discuss improvements to consumer guidance on food and drink labels with representatives of manufacturers and of the retail sector.
   HL2237

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will promote an increase in pedestrianised zones in order to limit vehicular traffic.   HL2238

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what schemes they will put in place to promote job creation in the private sector.   HL2239

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the effectiveness of United Kingdom bilateral and United Kingdom-supported multilateral assistance in the reconstruction and regeneration of Haiti; and what they will contribute towards future progress.   HL2240

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of the United States of America on the future of Guantanamo Bay and its implications for the credibility of the United States’ common commitment to law, human rights and justice.   HL2241

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 28 September (HL1964), whether Sir Philip Green or his advisers have been given access to details of any aspect of their lease agreements in respect of properties occupied by the Government and their agencies.   HL2242

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Sir Philip Green will be permitted to (a) publish, or (b) comment upon, the result or a summary thereof of his review into their expenditure.
   HL2243

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government which Secretaries of State, Ministers and Senior Civil Servants Sir Philip Green and Mr Ian Grabiner met, and when, in the six weeks before the announcement that Sir Philip would be carrying out a review into government expenditure; and which Secretaries of State, Ministers and Civil Servants they and their officials have met since the announcement of the review, and when.   HL2244

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the new European supervisory authorities and the European Systematic Risk Board will be funded; and how the United Kingdom’s contribution will be determined and paid.   HL2245

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many members the European supervisory authorities and the European Systematic Risk Board will have; and who will represent the United Kingdom on each.   HL2246

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they have done to ensure that arrangements for bonus clawback work as they and the Financial Services Authority envisage; and whether the amounts clawed back will be published by the Financial Services Authority or whether individual banks will be required to publish this information.   HL2247

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 27 January (WA 338), what were the conclusions of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s internal governance review; and whether an externally led inquiry is still considered unnecessary.   HL2248

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether incident 01079 at centre 0102 was considered by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to be closed on 23 March 2009; whether incident 01073 at centre 0102 was initially considered by the HFEA to be closed before 23 March 2009; and what were the conclusions of the HFEA’s investigation into a complaint about its handling of these incidents.   HL2249

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government why information available on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s website (http://www.hfea.gov.uk/3411.html) indicates that the number of registered egg donors has been significantly higher than the number of registered sperm donors since 1997; what assessment they have made of this trend in the light of the greater invasiveness in obtaining eggs; and how the underlying factors will be discussed as part of the announced public consultation into donation policies.   HL2250

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 18 December 2007 (WA 116–7), what data is held by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) regarding the mortality rate from ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in the United Kingdom; and whether this matches the situation described by Professor Adam Balen in his report to the HFEA in August 2008.   HL2251

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any licensed centres for which the incidence of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is equal to or greater than that described in 2007 in the journal Human Fertility (volume 10, issue 3, pages 183–187); and which centres were responsible for generating the data described in this paper.   HL2252

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 19 July (WA 163), what are the scientific, ethical and monetary criteria that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) must ensure are satisfied before granting a research licence; and why the HFEA does not consider the potential applications of the research licensed in order to ensure that the work in question is necessary or desirable.   HL2253

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much they spend on scholarships for the children of troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.   HL2254

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to reduce spending on Crossrail .   HL2255

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage investment in the Iraq oil industry.   HL2256

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they will make to the governments of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan regarding the formulation and execution of a common security and non-military strategy towards Afghanistan and the role the United Kingdom can play.   HL2257

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government why Ambassador John Duncan did not attend the Conference From Aspiration to Reality: Nuclear Disarmament after the NPT Review when all other nuclear states were represented.   HL2258

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding has been allocated to the office of the United Nations Special Representative on Violence Against Children since May 2009 and what future funding they will allocate to this work within the United Nations.
   HL2259

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to abolish the Local Government Improvement and Development Agency.   HL2260

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people are directly employed by the Local Government Improvement and Development Agency; how much it spent in the last five years on consultancy fees; and how many of those consultants were retired or former councillors.   HL2261

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the projects on soil science funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs since 1997; and, in each case, what was (a) the topic of the research, (b) the cost of the project, (c) the date, (d) the project code, and (e) the main contractor, and whether the project has been completed.   HL2262

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the projects in traditional plant breeding funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs since 1997; and, in each case, what is (a) the topic of the research, (b) the cost of the project, (c) the date, (d) the project code, and (e) the main contractor, and whether the project has been completed.   HL2263

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government, with respect to schools in England and Wales, (a) what, in descending order, were the twelve most frequently attempted GCSE subjects in each of the twelve years since 1995; and (b) how many pupils were entered for each of those subjects in each of those years.   HL2264

Lord Swinfen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they and their allies are taking to ensure that Afghanistan has sufficient wheat for its needs until the next harvest.   HL2265

Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the progress made with the road works in South Kensington around the museums and along the Brompton Road.   HL2266

Lord Condon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have benefited from the Global Calais Project; and what is the total amount of money provided to returnees.   HL2267

Lord Jopling to ask the Leader of the House whether he has raised with Ministers the 18 Questions for Written Answer tabled in July which had not received an answer on 27 September, 15 of which were awaited from the Home Office, when the target time for answering is 10 working days.
   HL2268

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the workings of the Charities Act 2006 were last reviewed.   HL2269

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many United Kingdom Servicemen and women have lost limbs and been rendered permanently disabled by the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.   HL2270

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many United Kingdom Servicemen and women have applied for or been granted an Armed Forces Compensation Scheme award for amputations at tariff 2 and tariff 3.   HL2271

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (a) United Kingdom Servicemen, and (b) United Kingdom Servicewomen, have been permanently injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.   HL2272

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many United Kingdom Servicemen and women have been medically discharged as a result of service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
   HL2273

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there have been instances of staff at the Serious Fraud Office experiencing allergic reactions and burns from material that has been stored over long periods of time, prior to this happening in September 2010; whether other departments or agencies have experienced similar problems; and whether any standard procedure for dealing with this risk was prepared and made available to the Serious Fraud Office, government departments and agencies; and, if so, when.   HL2274

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 12 July (WA 1101), which other central government quangos they have announced their intention to abolish; and how much will be saved in each case.   HL2275

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have in relation to local strategic partnerships.   [I]

Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)

Member, Pendle Borough Council

 HL2276

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposed digital television switchover in Northern Ireland in 2012 is still on schedule.   HL2277

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is any restriction on a member of the Anglican, Presbyterian or Muslim faiths being appointed as British ambassador to the Holy See .
   HL2278

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are official flags for (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Northern Ireland, and (d) Scotland.   HL2279

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the full range of Ministerial responsibilities of the Minister without Portfolio.   HL2280

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual salary paid to the Minister without Portfolio; and from which departmental budget it is paid.   HL2281

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what official engagements have been carried out by the Minister without Portfolio since her appointment.   HL2282

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent consultation on packaging, recycling targets and the fact that there are no statutory targets for 2011 and beyond, what steps they will take to support the packaging and associated industries in maintaining their performance with regard to recycling.   HL2283

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the success to date with regard to the 2012 Olympic legacy target to increase the number of people playing sport three times a week by 2012.   HL2284

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the proposal to stage the Olympic marathon away from the streets surrounding the stadium.   HL2285

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have not set up an inquiry into the fatal restraint of Olaseni Lewis by police called to the Bethlem Royal Hospital in Beckenham, Kent, on 31 August.   HL2286

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to set up an inquiry into the fatal restraint of Colin Holt from Gillingham, Kent, on 31 August.   HL2287

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the number of skilled and experienced engineers in the United Kingdom, particularly within the aviation industry; and whether they intend to take measures to increase the number in order to support the development of new greener technologies.   HL2288

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will give details of all agreements made with the European Union since 12 May which give the Union new powers or extend existing powers; and what parliamentary scrutiny they have received.   HL2289

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to honour the pledges made by the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary that "Britain will be in Europe but not run by Europe".   HL2290

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their position regarding the United Kingdom’s participation in any scheme using the enhanced co-operation provisions of the Treaty of Lisbon to establish a common corporate tax.   HL2291

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have conducted a cost benefit analysis of the consequences of Turkish membership of the European Union.   HL2292

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the emphasis placed on personal responsibility in The coalition: our programme for government, what is their assessment of proposals that people having perceived unacceptable behaviours might be paid to abandon such behaviours.   HL2293

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of comments by the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England that savers should increase their levels of spending in light of the policy of encouraging people to save for their retirement.   HL2294

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 27 September (WA 399) concerning pension provision for former employers of the First Trust Bank, whether they will ensure that, in any sale of the Bank, pensions paid to those who live in the United Kingdom will be maintained at the current level.   HL2295

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of the Senior Salaries Review Board in each of the last five financial years.   HL2296

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what directions they have given to those banks in which the taxpayers have a holding concerning the provision of mortgages of 90 per cent or more to first time buyers.   HL2297

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all funding paid to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has been spent in pursuit of the legal objectives set out for the Commission.   HL2298

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many organisations (a) were requested to submit tenders, and (b) competed for the tender, in respect of the laying of underground ducts and fibre optic cables for the provision of the service of Next Generation Access Broadband and its services in Alston; on what basis the tender was awarded; by whom; and when.   HL2299

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government who monitors the activities of the Content Industries Directorate at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in respect of monies paid to the chief executive officer, Malcolm Corbett, and the Independent Networks Co-operative Association; on what basis such monitoring is carried out; when; and what was the outcome.   HL2300

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many unpaid court fines for which enforcement warrants were issued there were in each year from 2005 to 2009 in England and Wales.   HL2301

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (a) full-time, and (b) part-time, court enforcement officers were employed by HM Court Service in each year from 2005 to 2009 in England and Wales.   HL2302

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total amount of unpaid court fines in England and Wales in each year from 2005 to 2009.   HL2303

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions in each year from 2005 to 2009 bailiffs were used to collect unpaid court fines in England and Wales; and what was the cost in each year to public funds.   HL2304

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people were sent to prison in England and Wales for the non-payment of court fines in each year from 2005 to 2009.   HL2305

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the annual cost of employing court enforcement officers to ensure compliance with warrants for the non-payment of fines in England and Wales in each year from 2005 to 2009.   HL2306

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

    

7 July (21 July)

HL1071 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

    

14 July (28 July)

HL1441 Lord Rosser [HO]

    

22 July (5 August)

HL1697 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DfE]

    

26 July (9 August)

HL1813 Lord Newby [DfE]

    

27 July (10 August)

HL1835 Lord Tebbit [HO]

HL1847 Lord Sheikh [HO]

HL1848 Lord Sheikh [HO]

HL1849 Lord Sheikh [HO]

HL1850 Lord Sheikh [HO]

HL1851 Lord Sheikh [HO]

HL1880 Lord Corbett of Castle Vale [HO]

HL1896 Lord Laird [HO]

    

28 July (11 August)

HL1916 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [HO]

HL1920 Baroness Coussins [HO]

HL1923 Baroness Coussins [HO]

HL1924 Baroness Coussins [HO]

HL1925 Baroness Coussins [HO]

HL1942 Lord Laird [HO]

    

6 September (20 September)

HL1985 Lord Beecham [DfE]

HL2026 Lord Sheldon [CoC]

HL2030 Lord Patten [HO]

HL2062 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL2071 Lord Swinfen [HO]

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

[CoC] 1

[DfE] 4

[HO] 18

    

    

    

    

Bills in Progress 

    

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

    

    

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

    

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

    

Live Music [HL]

Private Member’s

    

European Union Membership (Economic Implications) [HL]

Private Member’s

    

Wind Turbines (Minimum Distance from Residential Premises) [HL]

Private Member’s

    

Referendum (European Union) [HL]

Private Member’s

    

Identity Documents

Government

18 October

Leeds City Council

Private

    

Reading Borough Council

Private

    

Canterbury City Council

Private

    

Nottingham City Council

Private

    

Waiting for Commitment

    

    

Defamation [HL]

Private Member’s

    

Committed to a Select Committee

    

    

City of Westminster [HL]

Private

    

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

    

    

Dog Control [HL]

Private Member’s

    

Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. [HL]

Government

6 October

Waiting for Third Reading

    

    

London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) [HL]

Private

    

Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) [HL]

Private

    

Sent to the Commons

    

    

Local Government [HL]

Government

    

London Local Authorities [HL]

Private

    

    

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 Medical Profession (Responsible Officers) Regulations 2010

7th Report

    

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

7th Report

    

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

    

    

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

    

    

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

    

    

Draft Scottish Parliament (Constituencies and Regions) Order 2010

    

    

    

Negative Instrument 

Instrument reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

    

Praying time expires

To be considered

7th Report

    

    

Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

30 October

    

    

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

    

Report

60-day scrutiny period expired

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

    

    

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

8th Report, Session 2009–10

25 June

    

    

    

    

Remedial Order in Progress under Schedule 2 to the Human Rights Act 1998 

    

Proposal for order under paragraph 3 referred to the Joint Committee on Human Rights

    

    

Draft Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004 (Remedial) Order 2010

    

    

    

Committees 

Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords’ rooms in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheet. Only the next meeting of each Committee is listed below. Further details of these meetings, and of planned further meetings, may be found in the House of Lords Committees Weekly Bulletin.

Wednesday 6 October

    

    

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs

10.30am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

4.00pm

Thursday 7 October

    

    

European Union

EU Sub-Committee G Social Policies and Consumer Protection

9.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy

10.00am

Monday 11 October

    

    

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Energy and Transport

4.00pm

Tuesday 12 October

    

    

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 13 October

    

    

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Tuesday 19 October

    

    

Science and Technology

Sub-Committee I Behaviour Change

3.00pm

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 20 October

    

    

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 21 October

    

    

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 26 October

    

    

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 27 October

    

    

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Thursday 4 November

    

    

Audit

Domestic Committee

2.00pm

Wednesday 10 November

    

    

Information

Domestic Committee

3.45pm

    

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 5 October 2010 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by The Lord Bishop of Hereford.

1 Dukedom of Hamilton in the Peerage of Scotland and Dukedom of Brandon in the Peerage of Great Britain The Petition of Alexander Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, claiming to have succeeded to the Dukedom of Hamilton in the Peerage of Scotland and to the Dukedom of Brandon in the Peerage of Great Britain and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as the Duke of Hamilton and Brandon on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5) was presented and was referred to the Lord Chancellor for a report to the House pursuant to Standing Order 11.

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

Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 27 August 2010

Lord Lyell of Markyate on 30 August 2010

Lord Bingham of Cornhill on 11 September 2010

Lord Livsey of Talgarth on 15 September 2010

3 Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to the following members of the House for the remainder of this Parliament:

Lord Elliott of Morpeth

Baroness Platt of Writtle

Select Committee Report

4 Merits of Statutory Instruments 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

7th Report, on the following affirmative instruments:

Medical Profession (Responsible Officers) Regulations 2010

Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 (Directions to OFCOM) Order 2010

and on the following negative instrument:

Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (HL Paper 33).

Public Business

5 Roads: speed cameras A question was asked by Lord Berkeley and answered by Earl Attlee.

6 Government: ministerial cars A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Earl Attlee.

7 Elections: voting systems A question was asked by Lord Grocott and answered by Lord McNally.

8 Elections: fraud A question was asked by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon and answered by Lord McNally.

9 Welfare reform A private notice question was asked by Lord Knight of Weymouth and answered by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

10 Identity Documents Bill A bill to make provision for and in connection with the repeal of the Identity Cards Act 2006 was brought from the Commons on 16 September and printed pursuant to Standing Order 50. It was read a first time. (HL Bill 19)

11 Identity Documents Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were printed in accordance with Standing Order 50. (HL Bill 19-EN)

12 Local Government Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time and, after debate, passed and sent to the Commons.

13 Charitable sector Lord Taylor of Holbeach moved that this House takes note of the role of the charitable sector in strengthening civil society. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 9.33pm until Wednesday 6 October at 3.00pm.

Michael Pownall

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

    

Papers Withdrawn

The following papers, laid before the House on the dates shown, were withdrawn:

1 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006. (14 July)

2 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Department for International Development, laid under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. (22 July)

    

Command Papers

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

1 Law-Convention between the United Kingdom and Algeria on Judicial Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters. (29 July)   (7919)

2 Extradition-Convention between the United Kingdom and Algeria on Extradition. (29 July) 
    (7920)

3 Immigration-

(1) Agreement between the United Kingdom and Algeria on the Circulation of Persons and Readmission. (29 July)   (7921)

(2) Statement of changes in immigration rules, subject to annulment. (19 August)   (7929)

(3) Statement of changes in immigration rules, subject to annulment. (1 October)   (7944)

4 Criminal Justice-Convention between the United Kingdom and Algeria on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters. (29 July)   (7922)

5 Welfare-21st Century Welfare: Government consultation document. (30 July)   (7913)

6 Science and Technology-

(1) Government response to the 6th Report of the House of Commons Science & Technology Committee, Session 2009–10, on the Impact of Spending Cuts on Science and Scientific Research. (30 July)   (7927)

(2) Government response to the 3rd Report of the Science & Technology Committee, Session 2009–10, on Setting Priorities for Publicly Funded Research. (30 July)   (7928)

(3) Government response to the 8th Report of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, Session 2009–10, on the disclosure of climate data from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. (28 September)   (7934)

(4) Government response to the 5th Report of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, Session 2009–10, on the Regulation of Geoengineering. (28 September)   (7936)

7 Climate Change-

(1) Government response to the 6th Report of the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee, Session 2009–10, on Adapting to Climate Change. (4 August)   (7912)

(2) Government response to the 4th Report of the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee, Session 2009–10, on the Role of Carbon Markets in Preventing Dangerous Climate Change. (25 August)   (7933)

8 Children-Report on and response to the formal consultation on proposed Draft Statutory Guidance for local duties on Child Poverty (Child Poverty Act 2010). (18 August)   (7891)

9 European Union-Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States and Serbia. (24 August)   (7932)

10 Disability-Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. (26 August)   (7903)

11 Postal Services-Saving the Royal Mail’s universal postal service in the digital age: An update of the 2008 Independent Review of the Postal Services Sector. (10 September)   (7937)

12 Drugs-Memorandum to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee on Post-Legislative Assessment of the Drugs Act 2005. (15 September)   (7935)

13 Hong Kong-Six-monthly Report on Hong Kong 1 January–30 June 2010. (15 September)   (7939)

14 Transport-Report for 2009–2010 of the Transport Security and Contingencies Directorate (TRANSEC). (23 September)   (7941)

15 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Contaminants in Food (England) Regulations 2010. (10 September)   (-)

16 Museums and Galleries-Report of the Spoliation Advisory Panel in respect of a renewed claim by the Metropolitan Chapter of Benevento for the return of the Beneventan Missal now in the possession of the British Library. (15 September)   (-)

17 Contingent Liability-Minute from the Department for Transport concerning a liability arising from the High Speed Rail Exceptional Hardship Scheme. (30 September)   (-)

    

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)

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

       
Title, etc.

SI No

Date of laying

Negative instruments

    

    

(1) Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2010

  1927

29 July

(2) Toys (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

  1928

29 July

laid under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

    

    

Henley College Sixth Form College Corporation Designation (England) Order 2010, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.

1911

30 July

(1) Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2010

  1912

30 July

(2) Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2010

  1913

30 July

(3) Parochial Fees Order 2010

  1924

30 July

laid under the Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1986.

    

    

Equality Act 2010 (Designation of Institutions with a Religious Ethos) (England and Wales) Order 2010, laid under the Equality Act 2010.

1915

30 July

School Governance (Transition from an Interim Executive Board) (England) Regulations 2010, laid under the Education and Inspections Act 2006.

1918

30 July

(1) Education (Pupil Referral Units) (Application of Enactments) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2010

  1919

30 July

(2) Education (Short Stay Schools) (Closure) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

  1920

30 July

laid under the Education Act 1996.

    

    

Church of England Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2010, laid under the Clergy Pensions (Amendment) Measure 1972.

1922

30 July

Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Directions 2010, laid under the Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Regulations 2009.

1923

30 July

Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2010, laid under the Civil Procedure Act 1997.

1953

2 August

Academy Conversions (Transfer of School Surpluses) Regulations 2010, laid under the Academies Act 2010.

1938

4 August

Education and Inspections Act 2006 and Education and Skills Act 2008 (Consequential Amendments to Subordinate Legislation) (England) Regulations 2010, laid under the Education and Inspections Act 2006.

1939

4 August

Education (Individual Pupil Information) (Prescribed Persons) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, laid under the Education Act 1996.

1940

4 August

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 (Consequential Amendments to Subordinate Legislation) (England) Order 2010, laid under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009.

1941

4 August

Consumer Credit (Amendment) Regulations 2010, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

1969

5 August

Consumer Credit (Advertisements) Regulations 2010, laid under the Consumer Credit Act 1974.

1970

5 August

Aviation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2010, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

1996

6 August

Plant Health (Fees) (Forestry) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2001

9 August

(1) School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Order 2010

  1979

10 August

(2) Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 2010

  1997

10 August

laid under the Education Act 2002.

    

    

Vaccine Damage Payments (Specified Disease) (Revocation and Savings) Order 2010, laid under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979.

1988

10 August

Export Control (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2010, laid under the Export Control Act 2002.

2007

10 August

Coastal Access Reports (Consideration and Modification Procedure) (England) Regulations 2010, laid under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.

1976

11 August

Sites of Special Scientific Interest (Appeals) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, laid under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

2019

11 August

Seal Products Regulations 2010, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2068

17 August

(1) Veterinary Surgery (Rectal Ultrasound Scanning of Bovines) Order 2010

  2056

18 August

(2) Veterinary Surgery (Epidural Anaesthesia of Bovines) Order 2010

  2058

18 August

(3) Veterinary Surgery (Artificial Insemination) Order 2010

  2059

18 August

laid under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966.

    

    

Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2010, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988.

2060

18 August

(1) Rural Development (Enforcement) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

  2078

19 August

(2) Marketing of Fruit Plant Material Regulations 2010

  2079

19 August

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

    

    

(1) Legal Services Act 2007 (Commencement No. 8, Transitory and Transitional Provisions) Order 2010

  2089

20 August

(2) Legal Services Act 2007 (Legal Complaints) (Parties) Order 2010

  2091

20 August

laid under the Legal Services Act 2007.

    

    

Local Government Pension Scheme (Miscellaneous) Regulations 2010, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972.

2090

25 August

Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2010, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.

2126

27 August

Public Rights of Way (Combined Orders) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, laid under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

2127

27 August

(1) Equality Act 2010 (Disability) Regulations 2010

  2128

31 August

(2) Equality Act 2010 (Sex Equality Rule) (Exceptions) Regulations 2010

  2132

31 August

(3) Equality Act (Age Exceptions for Pension Schemes) Order 2010

  2133

31 August

laid under the Equality Act 2010.

    

    

Children’s Trust Board (Children and Young People’s Plan) (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2010, laid under the Children Act 2004.

2129

2 September

Care Standards Act 2000 (Registration) (England) Regulations 2010, laid under the Care Standards Act 2000.

2130

2 September

Radioactive Contaminated Land Regulations (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2145

2 September

(1) Radioactive Contaminated Land (Modification of Enactments) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

  2146

2 September

(2) Radioactive Contaminated Land (Enabling Powers and Modification of Enactments) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

  2147

2 September

(3) Radioactive Contaminated Land (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

  2153

2 September

laid under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

    

    

Pharmacy Order 2010 (Appeals – Transitional Provisions) Order of Council 2010, laid under the Pharmacy Order 2010.

2150

2 September

Companies (Disclosure of Address) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, laid under the Companies Act 2006.

2156

2 September

Occupational Pension Schemes (Investment) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, laid under the Pensions Act 1995.

2161

2 September

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2010, laid under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999.

2172

6 September

Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (England) (No. 2) Order 2010, laid under the Clean Air Act 1993.

2173

6 September

Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, laid under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

2205

6 September

(1) Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Order 2010

  2134

7 September

(2) Town and Country Planning (Compensation) (No. 3) (England) Regulations 2010

  2135

7 September

laid under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

    

    

(1) Equality Act 2010 (Qualifying Compromise Contract Specified Person) Order 2010

  2192

7 September

(2) Equality Act 2010 (Obtaining Information) Order 2010

  2194

7 September

laid under the Equality Act 2010.

    

    

(1) Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010

  2188

8 September

(2) Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010

  2189

8 September

(3) Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010

  2190

8 September

(4) North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010

  2193

8 September

(5) Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010

  2197

8 September

(6) Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010

  2198

8 September

(7) Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010

  2199

8 September

(8)   North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010

  2200

8 September

(9)   Devon and Severn Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010

  2212

8 September

(10)   Isles of Scilly Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Order 2010

  2213

8 September

laid under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.

    

    

Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2010, laid under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

2184

9 September

Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Amendment No. 2) (England) Regulations 2010, laid under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.

2185

9 September

New Woodlands School (Amendment) Order 2010, laid under the Education Act 2002.

2196

9 September

(1) Building Regulations 2010

  2214

9 September

(2) Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2010

  2215

9 September

laid under the Building Act 1984.

    

    

Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Licensing etc.) Regulations 2010, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2221

9 September

Immigration and Nationality (Cost Recovery Fees) (No. 2) Regulations 2010, laid under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

2226

9 September

Water Use (Temporary Bans) Order 2010, laid under the Water Industry Act 1991.

2231

9 September

Flood Risk Management Functions Order 2010, laid under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

2232

9 September

(1) Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) Regulations 2010

  2225

10 September

(2) Contaminants in Food (England) Regulations 2010

  2228

10 September

laid under the Food Safety Act 1990.

    

    

Police Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, laid under the Police Pensions Act 1976.

2235

10 September

Equality Act 2010 (General Qualifications Bodies) (Appropriate Regulator and Relevant Qualifications) Regulations 2010, laid under the Equality Act 2010.

2245

10 September

Community Care, Services for Carers and Children’s Services (Direct Payments) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, laid under the Health and Social Care Act 2001.

2246

14 September

Solicitors’ (Non-Contentious Business) Remuneration (Amendment) Order 2010, laid under the Solicitors Act 1974.

2262

14 September

Further Education (Principals’ Qualifications) (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2010, laid under the Education Act 2002.

2269

15 September

Equality Act (Age Exceptions for Pension Schemes) (Amendment) Order 2010, laid under the Equality Act 2010.

2285

16 September

Special Restrictions on Adoptions from Abroad (Haiti) Order 2010, laid under the Children and Adoption Act 2006.

2265

20 September

Feed (Sampling and Analysis and Specified Undesirable Substances) (England) Regulations 2010, laid under the Agriculture Act 1970.

2280

20 September

Foodstuffs Suitable for People Intolerant to Gluten (England) Regulations 2010, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990.

2281

20 September

Food Irradiation (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990.

2312

23 September

Education (Prescribed Public Examinations) (England) Regulations 2010, laid under the Education Act 1996.

2327

24 September

Bee Diseases and Pests Control (England) (Amendment) Order 2010, laid under the Bees Act 1980.

2363

29 September

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Specified Lists: Scotland) Order 2010, laid under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.

2342

30 September

Police Authority (Amendment) Regulations 2010, laid under the Police Act 1996.

2412

4 October

National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Prescription of Drugs etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

2389

4 October

    

    

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Highway Litter Clearance and Cleaning (Transfer of Responsibility) (England) (Amendment) Order 2010, laid under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.   (2401)

2 Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Barred Lists: Scotland) Order (Northern Ireland) 2010, laid under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007.   (SR336)

    

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

1 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the General Optical Council, laid under the Opticians Act 1989.

2 Report and Accounts for 2009 of the Church Commissioners, laid under the Church Commissioners Measure 1947.

3 (1) Report on Wages in Agriculture for 2006

(2) Report on Wages in Agriculture for 2007

(3) Report on Wages in Agriculture for 2008

laid under the Agricultural Wages Act 1948.

4 Report for 2009–10 of the Department for International Development, laid under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006.

5 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

6 Memorandum in respect of amended Retrocession (Nuclear) Agreement between HM Treasury and Pool Reinsurance (Nuclear) Limited, laid under the Reinsurance (Acts of Terrorism) Act 1993.

7 Report of the Billy Wright Inquiry, laid under the Inquiries Act 2005.

8 Twenty-Fourth Report of the Independent Monitoring Commission, laid under the Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission etc.) Act 2003.

9 Report for 2009–10 of the UK Statistics Authority, laid under the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007.

10 Report and Accounts for 2009 of the General Chiropractic Council, laid under the Chiropractors Act 1994.

11 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the General Osteopathic Council, laid under the Osteopaths Act 1993.

12 (1) Amendment List 14 to Air Publication 3392, Volume 7: Regulations for the Reserve Air Forces

(2) Edition 10 of Air Publication 3393: Officer Commissioning and Terms of Service

(3) Amendment List 26 to the Fifth Edition of the Queen’s Regulations for the Royal Air Force

laid under the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917.

13 Amendment List 34 to the Territorial Army Regulations 1978, laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996.

14 Report of the Equality and Human Rights Commission of its first Triennial Review, laid under the Equality Act 2006.