House of Lords Business

Wednesday 3 November 2010 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will work for a comprehensive agreement covering all refugees arising from the Middle East since 1948.

*Lord Steel of Aikwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage large companies, with regard to contracts and payments, to act considerately towards small and medium-sized enterprises with which they deal.

*Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to decrease the variation in coroners’ responses to the anticipated deaths of terminally ill patients at home.

*Baroness Sherlock to ask Her Majesty’s Government which groups were consulted prior to the announcement that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence was to lose the power to decide that some drugs may not be supplied by the National Health Service.

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Lord Roper to move this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on the amended Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulations (EC) No 1290/2005 and (EC) No 1234/2007, as regards distribution of food products to the most deprived persons in the Union (COM(2010)486, Council Document 13435/10) (2nd Report, Session 2010–11, HL Paper 44).

Lord Roper to move to resolve that this House considers that the amended Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulations (EC) No 1290/2005 and (EC) No 1234/2007, as regards distribution of food products to the most deprived persons in the Union (COM(2010)486, Council Document 13435/10) does not comply with the principle of subsidiarity, for the reasons set out in the 2nd Report of the European Union Committee, Session 2010–11 (HL Paper 44); and, in accordance with article 6 of the Protocol on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, instructs the Clerk of the Parliaments to forward this reasoned opinion to the Presidents of the European institutions.

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). [I]

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Member, Supervisory Board, Siemens AG (engineering and services)

Baroness Howarth of Breckland to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Making it work: the European Social Fund (9th Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 92).

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Identity Documents Bill Committee (day 2) [Baroness Neville-Jones] 2nd Report from the from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Future Business 

Thursday 4 November at 11.00am

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have received to their proposals for elected Police Commissioners.

*Lord Clinton-Davis to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review the drink-drive limit.

*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the four Palestinian Members of Parliament being deported from East Jerusalem.

†*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent deaths of Christians following the attack on the Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad, what action they propose that the international community should take to prevent the dissolution of Christian communities and other religious minorities in Iraq.

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

†Apportionment of Money in the National Lottery Distribution Fund Order 2010 Lord Strathclyde to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Official Statistics Order 2010 Lord Strathclyde to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2010 Lord Strathclyde to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Offshore Chemicals (Amendment) Regulations 2010 Lord Strathclyde to move that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 Lord Strathclyde to move that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.

Baroness Hollis of Heigham to call attention to the impact on housing need and provision of the Budget and the Spending Review 2010; and to move for papers.

Lord Puttnam to call attention to the case for maintaining a broad plurality of media ownership in the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Diabetes UK report Putting feet first and its implications for the treatment of diabetes. (1½ hours)

Monday 8 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the net cost to the United Kingdom of membership of the European Union.

*Baroness Trumpington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any agency is responsible for the removal of those occupying the pavement in Parliament Square.

*Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many responses they have had to their consultation on The Coalition: our programme for government; and how many of those solely endorsed coalition policies.

*The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what event precipitated the Department of Health decision to exclude all people who have or have had myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome from donating blood from 1 November 2010.

†European Union The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Maclennan of Rogart be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Baroness Sharp of Guildford, resigned.

Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Sassoon]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Sassoon to move that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Freedom of Information (Time for Compliance with Request) Regulations 2010 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord McNally] 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Central Africa Interim Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2010 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Wilcox] 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Côte d’Ivoire Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2010 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Wilcox] 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Disabled People’s Right to Control (Pilot Scheme) (England) Regulations 2010 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Freud] 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Asylum (First List of Safe Countries) (Amendment) Order 2010 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Attlee] 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Attlee] 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Tuesday 9 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the assurance given by the government of India that special funds for the support Dalits and other scheduled castes were not used to finance the Commonwealth Games.

*Lord Liddle to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will generate the increase in private sector jobs growth in the north of England to offset the employment impact of the government’s planned cuts in public expenditure.

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

Public Bodies Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Taylor of Holbeach]

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

Wednesday 10 November at 3.00pm

*Baroness Murphy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to address mental health factors in their public health agenda.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Financial Services Authority’s new affordability rules, what is their assessment of the current housing mortgage market in terms of the availability and price of mortgages.

*Lord Elystan-Morgan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to provide assistance to the economic recovery of Zimbabwe.

†Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Morris of Manchester]

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 103).

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Superannuation Bill Committee [Lord Wallace of Saltaire] 3rd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Thursday 11 November at 11.00am

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what safeguards exist to prevent too great a concentration of media power in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the definition of "treasure" in the Treasure Act 1996 in the light of the sale at auction of the Roman parade helmet recently found in Cumbria for £2 million.

*Lord Jenkin of Roding to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will table the proposed Legislative Reform Order to change the status of the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate.

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. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

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. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Friday 12 November at 10.00am

Lord Astor of Hever to move that this House takes note of the Strategic Security and Defence Review.

Monday 15 November at 2.30pm

Professor Sheila Hollins will be introduced as a Baroness.

*Lord Phillips of Sudbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effects on local justice of the closure of magistrates’ and county courts and of holding such courts in multi-use buildings.

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they will give to educational psychology.

*Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to control rises in health care costs.

*Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the imposition of fixed fee schedules and restricted hospital and consultant networks for the provision of services to private medical insurance subscribers, as now practised by the two principal insurers in this field, is in the public interest.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Superannuation Bill will continue at 3.30pm in the Moses Room and that it will conclude.

Tuesday 16 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce the number of deaths of women in custody.

*Lord Krebs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what scientific evidence they hold which supports their proposals for control of bovine tuberculosis.

*Lord Knight of Weymouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the cost of organisational changes required to implement the proposals to reform the Department of Health’s non-departmental public bodies; and whether the cost will be allocated to that Department’s budget.

Wednesday 17 November at 3.00pm

*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will implement the National Clinical Strategy for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

*Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they will give to using prebiotics to prevent Clostridium difficile in a clinical setting, with a view to improving patient experience and saving NHS resources.

*Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their current priorities as they take forward their relationship with Tajikistan.

†Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (No. 2) Regulations 2010 Baroness Neville-Jones to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 11 October be approved. 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Thursday 18 November at 11.00am

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have reviewed the process of issuing visas for Iraqi nationals and the location where they are issued.

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will implement their commitment to introduce lorry road user charging.

*Lord Giddens to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of a possible defence pact between the European Union and Russia.

Monday 22 November at 2.30pm

Stephen Green Esq. will be introduced as a Baron.

*Baroness Kingsmill to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that companies are judged by a panel of their peers following the proposed merger of the Competition Commission and the Office of Fair Trading.

*Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what powers exist to ensure that vehicles other than buses do not park in bus stops.

*Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the funding of the Fulbright Scholarship Programme, in the light of the United States’ commitment to maintain their level of funding.

*Lord Howarth of Newport to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote good design quality in the built environment.

Tuesday 23 November at 2.30pm

*Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have commissioned any research into the benefits of hydrotherapy for people with progressive conditions.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial contribution they will make to the Rugby Football League in respect of the Rugby League World Cup 2013.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the procedures and paperwork required by the Home Office from applicants for immigration or residential status.

Wednesday 24 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have made for the future composition of the United Nations Security Council and for the appointment of future Secretaries-General.

*Baroness Knight of Collingtree to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the rules which permit local authorities to remove babies or children from the care of their parents.

*Lord Jay of Ewelme to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to implement fully the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.

Thursday 25 November at 11.00am

The Lord Bishop of Oxford will be introduced, and  
Professor Peter Hennessy will be introduced as a Baron.

*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Verma on 21 July (HL Deb, cols 1056–7), what action they have taken to reduce violence against women.

*Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to maintain and increase the services provided by Sexual Assault Referral Centres.

*Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their approach to banks supported by the United Kingdom taxpayer helping to finance the purchase of companies operating in disputed territories such as Western Sahara; and what advice the Foreign Office has given the banks on this matter.

Monday 29 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Haskel to ask the Chairman of Committees what is the condition of the building structure of the Palace of Westminster.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the implications of the Spending Review 2010 for the funding of public libraries.

*Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the United Kingdom’s international aid budget is currently spent through international bodies; and whether they have any plans to change this proportion.

*The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to ensure that the Wedgwood Museum and its collection will be protected for future generations.

Tuesday 30 November at 2.30pm

*Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to garner support from other member states for the resolution on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty, to be considered at the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

*Lord Bach to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of legal aid in the area of social welfare law.

The question in the name of Baroness Finlay of Llandaff has been withdrawn.

†*Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the growth in the number of unpaid interns, particularly in the London area; and how this relates to the minimum wage.

Wednesday 1 December at 3.00pm

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the increased membership of the House since the general election, and likely further increases, are consistent with their aim of Lords reform.

*Lord Dixon-Smith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to permit a trial of longer and heavier vehicles on roads; and what assessment they have made of the impact of the use of such vehicles on rail freight.

*Lord Stern of Brentford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the appointment procedures for the heads of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

†Thursday 2 December at 11.00am

†*Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the total projected staffing costs over a 12-month period of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister; and how much of that expenditure is attributable to work on constitutional reform.

†*Lord Campbell of Alloway to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the grounds on which the European Union Court of Auditors has withheld approval of European Union budgets.

†*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of sham marriages.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 30 November for debate on 16 December. 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 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 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 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 Caucasus, and its implications for global security; and to move for papers.

Baroness Browning to call attention to the procedures used to assess for benefits those on the autistic spectrum, those with learning disabilities and those with mental health conditions; and to move for papers.

Lord Boateng to call attention to the role of agriculture and science in achieving the Millennium Development Goals; and to move for papers.

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to call attention to the implications of bringing together general practitioners and group practices into consortia; and to move for papers.

Baroness Greenfield to call attention to the impact of digital technologies on the mind; 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 Walmsley to call attention to the case for early intervention in public services; and to move for papers.

Select Committee Report 

The date on which the report was published is in italics

Lord Carter of Coles to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Adapting to climate change: EU agriculture and forestry (8th Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 91) 30 March 2010.

Other Motions for Debate 

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

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

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

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

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.

Viscount Waverley to call attention to United Kingdom’s Global Export Promotion Programme; and to move for papers.

Lord Mawson to call attention to the case for a co-ordinated approach towards regeneration, in particular the new metropolitan districts in north west England and east London; and to move for papers.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to call attention to the levels of annual interest charged and other practices by some loan and credit companies; and to move for papers.

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

Baroness Thornton to move to resolve that this House regrets that the draft Medical Profession (Responsible Officers) Regulations 2010 may imperfectly achieve the policy objective of the introduction of a revalidation scheme in light of the Government’s proposed changes to the NHS administrative structure which will affect the operation of the revalidation scheme in general, and these Regulations in particular. 7th Report from the Merits Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further measures they will take in respect of Iran over human rights, nuclear developments and its role in neighbouring countries. [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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Baroness Morris of Bolton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the United Nations International Year of Youth; and, if so, how.

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.

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they propose to encourage people to participate in the Big Society.

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities in relation to the individual countries of Central Asia.

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take measures to increase the display of European Union flags alongside the national flag on official buildings in the United Kingdom.

Baroness Young of Hornsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support and promote the ethical and sustainable fashion and clothing industry.

Baroness Murphy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, No Health without Public Mental Health: the Case for Action.

Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will maintain public confidence and patient safety following the abolition of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the Human Tissue Authority.

Viscount Bridgeman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the disparity between procedures for health professionals from outside the European Union seeking to practise in the United Kingdom and the requirements for those coming from within the European Union.

Lord Norton of Louth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to establishing a Royal Commission on the law governing drug use and possession.

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution the railway heritage sector makes to education, tourism and the regional economy.

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current provision of specialist neuromuscular services in England.

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the points-based visa system introduced in November 2008 as it affects non-European Union artists, performers, academics and others intending to work in the United Kingdom.

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in securing funding for the Women’s Community Projects established under the Diverting Women from Custody Programme, when Government funding ends in March 2011.

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage early diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis and to ensure appropriate treatment.

Lord McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will implement proposals for auto-enrolment and specifically the recommendations of the Department for Work and Pensions review Making automatic enrolment work.

Lord McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will implement the recommendations in the Common Sense Common Safety report by Lord Young of Graffham.

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report of the Independent Commission on Youth Crime and Anti-social Behaviour.

Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what would be the effect of an elected House of Lords on relations between the two Houses of Parliament.

Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the present arrangements for monitoring and patrolling motorways.

Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Air Passenger Duty banding on the Caribbean and other developing economies.

Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to recognise the contribution made by women put on active service by the Special Operations Executive in the Second World War.

Lord Mitchell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve interfaith dialogue in multicultural Britain.

Questions for Written Answer 

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

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the average availability of each of the Tornado GR4 and Harrier GR9 aircraft types during deployments to Afghanistan.   HL3499

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of United States Department of Defense Congressional testimony on 2 February 2010 on the relative costs per flight hour of the US Marine Corps and US Navy’s Joint Strike Fighters in the future and the service’s current F/A-18 Hornets and AV-8B Harriers.   HL3500

Lord Smith of Finsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the basis of the calculation of the financial contribution of each Department concerned towards the cost of the state visit of Pope Benedict to the United Kingdom.   HL3501

Lord Smith of Finsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have, in the light of the sale of the Crosby Garrett Helmet, to review the Treasure Act 1996.   HL3502

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of overseas aid is paid directly and how much through the European Union.   HL3503

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how much overseas aid paid (a) directly, and (b) through the European Union, reaches its intended destination; and how much is used for purposes for which it was not intended.   HL3504

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the expected timing, following the Good Friday Agreement, for establishing the Human Rights Commission in Northern Ireland.   HL3505

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek to secure clearer and more detailed scrutiny of potential conflicts of interest for the jobs and activities taken by former European Union Commissioners.   HL3506

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money they allocated to support culture and the arts, in terms of both revenue and capital expenditure, during each of the financial years from 1997–98 to 2009–10; what proportion this represented in each year of government expenditure in those categories of expenditure and investment; and whether those figures include support through in lieu schemes, gift aid and other tax incentives to donors and sponsors.   HL3507

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have asked the Debt Management Office to investigate the terms on which the Government could issue Perpetual Sterling Bonds; and whether they would issue such bonds if the terms were attractive.   HL3508

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to commission an independent report evaluating the economic consequences of quantitative easing.   HL3509

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 1 November (WA 351), what are the areas in which they believe the Financial Reporting Council is inefficient.   HL3510

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Sassoon on 1 November (HL Deb, col 1418), with which parties they are in negotiations on the taxation of banks and bankers; when and where the negotiations are taking place; and when the conclusion of those negotiations will be announced.   HL3511

Lord Myners to ask the Chairman of Committees, further to the Written Answer on 20 October (WA 181), whether the House authorities will think again about installing charging points for electronic cars owned or driven by Members on the basis that such a facility would be cost-neutral.   HL3512

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of the enterprise finance guarantee scheme on small and medium-size businesses.   HL3513

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the time between a child being taken into care and adopted.   HL3514

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage the employment of graduates.   HL3515

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to facilitate interracial adoptions.   HL3516

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to hold a full review of airport baggage security.   HL3517

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to combat misleading labelling of food products.   HL3518

Baroness Morgan of Drefelin to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many officials in the Department for Education work specifically on (a) issues related to the education and training of 16–19 year olds, (b) policies relating to GCSEs, and (c) policies related to A levels.   HL3519

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of people in each of the ten districts of Greater Manchester who will no longer be eligible for an Educational Maintenance Allowance.   HL3520

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the average income of households in social housing in each of the ten districts of Greater Manchester.   HL3521

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many extra health visitors will be recruited by each primary care trust in Greater Manchester; and how much additional money will be made available to each trust for this purpose.   HL3522

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in light of the announcement on 14 October of the closure of the Women’s National Commission, what assessment they have made of the impact of this closure on the Muslim Women’s Network UK.   HL3523

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Sassoon on 20 October (HL Deb, col 858), what impact they expect protecting the NHS budget will have on the number of disabled persons who live below the poverty line.   HL3524

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of people who will end up living below the poverty line as a result of Spending Review 2010.   HL3525

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how the reductions in housing benefit announced in Spending Review 2010 will affect the living conditions of disabled people.   HL3526

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received regarding the impact of the Spending Review 2010 on (a) disabled people, and (b) the number of disabled people living below the poverty line.   HL3527

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Rawlings on 26 October (WA 249), whether the BBC will be able to deny the National Audit Office the ability to audit its accounts in full by not appointing the National Audit Office as its auditor.   HL3528

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the views of local government about the concept of the Big Society.   HL3529

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will bring forward proposals to remove local authorities from their role as landlords and enhance their role as strategic housing authorities.
   HL3530

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 1 November (WA 355), how many of the 301,809 local authority landlord returns made in 2007–08 resulted in underpaid tax being discovered; how much such tax was involved; and whether the 45,257 voluntary returns made in 2008–09 were investigated by HM Revenue and Customs.   HL3531

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total expenditure of the BBC World Service last year.   HL3532

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 27 October (WA 284), whether they will summarise the salient points of the six-monthly reports of the joint administrators of the Dunfermline Building Society referred to in that answer, given that these no longer appear on the KPMG website.   HL3533

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 1 November (WA 357) concerning the Independent Commission on Banking, why they did not require the banks to pay the costs relating to the Commission.   HL3534

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many interns are currently working in the Cabinet Office; whether each receives remuneration; and, if so, how much is paid per hour; and, if not, on what basis they are engaged.   HL3535

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 21 October (WA 202), what guidance they have issued to Departments on the use of published documents and web-based statistics in parliamentary answers.   HL3536

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made towards finalising the updated 1999 School Premises Regulations which were awaiting Ministerial sign-off before the general election.   HL3537

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to consider as a matter of urgency the updated 1999 School Premises Regulations.   HL3538

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those schools which are receiving capital funding grants for new premises under the building schools for the future programme will have toilet facilities which are in line with the recommendations set out in the new guidelines based on the 1999 School Premises Regulations.   HL3539

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to ensure that schools have toilet facilities compliant with the 1999 School Premises Regulations in those schools that will not be receiving additional capital funding following the cancellation of the building schools for the future programme.   HL3540

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to ensure that toilet and drinking water facilities in schools are at the same standards for pupils and for members of school staff.   HL3541

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce a binding code of practice for toilet and drinking water facilities for pupils in schools which would be equivalent to the standards for school staff under the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.
   HL3542

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of households in receipt of (a) housing benefit, and (b) local housing allowance, have at least one member in work (1) in England, and (2) in Greater London.   HL3543

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will determine whether individuals are members of "settled communities" for the purpose of deciding whether they may access funded classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).   HL3544

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to win support at the United Nations for a robust Arms Trade Treaty designed to establish minimum standards on all conventional arms sales.   HL3545

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made on the introduction of voucher schemes as part of international development efforts.   HL3546

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take to prevent individuals from seeking to obtain the arrest and detention of ministers of overseas democratically elected governments when they visit the United Kingdom.   HL3547

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Tornado can take off from and land on the Kandahar runway when half of it is blocked by enemy action such as Taliban indirect fire. 
   HL3548

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Harrier can take off from and land on the Kandahar runway when half of it is blocked by enemy action such as Taliban indirect fire. 
   HL3549

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the response time for the Tornado getting airborne in support of an urgent request from ground forces.   HL3550

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the response time for the Harrier getting airborne in support of an urgent request from ground forces.   HL3551

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the Tornadoes in service have a precision guided ground attack capability.   HL3552

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the Harriers in service have a precision guided ground attack capability.   HL3553

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to making blindness from giant cell arteritis a "never event".   HL3554

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the percentages of male teaching assistants in (a) state primary schools, and (b) state secondary schools.   HL3555

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the percentages of male non-teaching staff in (a) state primary schools, and (b) state secondary schools.   HL3556

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many men are being trained as teachers.   HL3557

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of continuing to pay universal child benefits irrespective of income if the benefit (a) ceased to be payable at age 16, (b) was paid in respect of only two children in any household, and (c) was taxable.   HL3558

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the European Union is putting into practice Baroness Ashton of Upholland’s remarks at the Foreign Affairs Council of 25 October about support for Palestinian state-building and access to Gaza for both imports and exports.   HL3559

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many public sector employees are expected to retire in each of the next four years.   HL3560

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the governments of Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan with regard to trafficking of bonded labourers in those countries.   HL3561

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of India with regard to the circumstances which permit the banning of Dalits from the use of certain public parks and places of worship.   HL3562

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of India with regard to allegations that ritual slavery is involved in the Devadasi system in temples.   HL3563

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total aid given to help the Dalits of India in 2010 and what is the projected aid for each of the years 2011 and 2012.   HL3564

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they or their European Union partners have made to the government of Turkey with regard to gender inequality.   HL3565

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to minimise the damage to community sport following the cuts announced to the budgets of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Communities and Local Government.   HL3566

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact that reductions in the budgets of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and UK Sport will have on grassroots participation in sport.   HL3567

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce a formal sports betting right equivalent to that which exists in France.   HL3568

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce a national licensing system for sports betting operators based offshore.   HL3569

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding they will set aside for school sport, aside from the School Olympics.   HL3570

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, with regard to the statement on the website of the National Fluoride Information Centre in the section Water, "Like ‘York’ [the British Medical Research Council] concluded that areas of concern in the past no longer required any further investigation", (a) which areas are referred to, and (b) in which sections of the York report these conclusions can be found.   HL3571

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how, in light of the Spending Review 2010, areas and people more deprived than others will be protected through the revenue support allocation. 
   HL3572

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in light of the Spending Review 2010, what proposals they have for devolution to local councils in order to empower them to deliver more for less. 
   HL3573

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government why in the Spending Review 2010 the cut in formula grant to councils has been front-loaded in the first year.   HL3574

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

5 October (19 October)

HL2223 Lord Inglewood [CO]

HL2293 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [CO]

7 October (21 October)

HL2390 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [CO]

HL2413 Lord Myners [DfT]

HL2416 Lord Condon [DfE]

HL2449 Lord Newby [DfE]

11 October (25 October)

HL2475 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL2519 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [MoD]

HL2531 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [DfT]

HL2537 Lord Newby [MoD]

12 October (26 October)

HL2559 Lord Bowness [DfE]

HL2618 Lord Northbourne [DfE]

13 October (27 October)

HL2642 Baroness Smith of Basildon [HMT]

HL2651 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [HMT]

HL2664 Lord Laird [HMT]

18 October (1 November)

HL2763 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL2773 Lord Ashcroft [HMT]

HL2775 Lord Ashcroft [DfT]

HL2776 Lord Ashcroft [DfT]

HL2798 Lord Tanlaw [DfT]

HL2811 Lord Ouseley [HO]

19 October (2 November)

HL2851 Lord Bradley [DH]

HL2860 Lord Chidgey [DfID]

HL2877 Lord Mawson [DH]

HL2884 Lord Boateng [DfID]

HL2885 Lord Boateng [DfID]

HL2886 Lord Boateng [DfID]

HL2892 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [DCMS]

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

[CO] 3

[DCMS] 1

[DfE] 4

[DfID] 4

[DfT] 5

[DH] 2

[HMT] 6

[HO] 1

[MoD] 2

Bills in Progress 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

Re-Export Controls [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

Demonstrations in the Vicinity of Parliament (Removal of Authorisation Requirements) [HL]

Private Member’s

Budget Responsibility and National Audit [HL]

Government

8 November

Public Bodies [HL]

Government

9 November

Waiting for Commitment

Defamation [HL]

Private Member’s

Committed to a Select Committee

City of Westminster [HL]

Private

Leeds City Council

Private

Reading Borough Council

Private

Canterbury City Council

Private

Nottingham City Council

Private

Committed to a Grand Committee

Identity Documents

Government

3 November

Superannuation

Government

10 November

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

Dog Control [HL]

Private Member’s

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

Private Member’s

10 November

Building Regulations (Review) [HL]

Private Member’s

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

Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. [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 Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 (Directions to OFCOM) Order 2010

7th Report

Draft Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2010

Draft National Assembly for Wales Referendum (Assembly Act Provisions) (Referendum Question, Date of Referendum Etc.) Order 2010

Draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Amendment of Schedule 7 to the Government of Wales Act 2006) Order 2010

Draft National Assembly for Wales Referendum (Assembly Act Provisions) (Limit on Referendum Expenses Etc.) Order 2010

Draft Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Order 2010

Draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) Order 2010

Draft National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2010

Draft Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2010

Draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2010

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Freedom of Information (Time for Compliance with Request) Regulations 2010

8 November

Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Central Africa Interim Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2010

8 November

Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Côte d’Ivoire Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2010

8 November

Draft Disabled People’s Right to Control (Pilot Scheme) (England) Regulations 2010

8 November

Draft Asylum (First List of Safe Countries) (Amendment) Order 2010

8 November

Draft Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

8 November

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

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

Draft Medical Profession (Responsible Officers) Regulations 2010

7th Report

Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (No. 2) Regulations 2010

17 November

Draft Official Statistics Order 2010

Draft Apportionment of Money in the National Lottery Distribution Fund Order 2010

Draft Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2010

Draft Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Handling (Designated Technical Matters) Order 2010

10th Report

Draft Justification Decision (Generation of Electricity by the EPR Nuclear Reactor) Regulations 2010

10th Report

Draft Justification Decision (Generation of Electricity by the AP1000 Nuclear Reactor) Regulations 2010

10th Report

Draft Offshore Chemicals (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Draft Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Legislative Reform Orders in Progress 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary procedure

Draft Order laid before the House and referred to the Regulatory Reform Committee

Draft Legislative Reform (Civil Partnership) Order 2010

25 October

Negative

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

Report

60-day scrutiny period expired

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

8th Report, Session 2009–10

25 June

National Policy Statements 

Scrutiny time expires

Considered

Revised Draft Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy (EN–1)

31 January 2011

Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Fossil Fuel Electricity Generating Infrastructure (EN–2)

31 January 2011

Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Renewable Energy Infrastructure (EN–3)

31 January 2011

Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Gas Supply Infrastructure and Gas and Oil Pipelines (EN–4)

31 January 2011

Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Electricity Networks Infrastructure (EN–5)

31 January 2011

Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Nuclear Power Generation, volumes I and II (EN–6)

31 January 2011

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 3 November

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

4.00pm

Thursday 4 November

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

Audit

Domestic Committee

2.00pm

Tuesday 9 November

European Union

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

10.30am

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 10 November

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Information

Domestic Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 11 November

Liaison

Domestic Committee

2.30pm

Tuesday 16 November

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Tuesday 23 November

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 25 November

Privileges and Conduct

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

9.30am

Tuesday 30 November

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Thursday 9 December

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 14 December

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 2 November 2010 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

1  Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Lord Kingsdown for the remainder of this Parliament.

Select Committee Reports

2  Members leaving the House 
It was ordered that the Interim Report of the Leader’s Group on Members leaving the House be printed. (HL Paper 48)

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

10th Report, on the following linked affirmative instruments:

Draft Justification Decision (Generation of Electricity by the AP1000 Nuclear Reactor) Regulations 2010

Draft Justification Decision (Generation of Electricity by the EPR Nuclear Reactor) Regulations 2010

Draft Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Handling (Designated Technical Matters) Order 2010 (HL Paper 49).

Public Business

4  Government: role of the state A question was asked by Lord Roberts of Conwy and answered by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

5  Finance: fiscal and monetary policy A question was asked by Lord Barnett and answered by Lord Sassoon.

6  Intellectual assets: crime A question was asked by Viscount Goschen and answered by Baroness Neville-Jones.

7  Immigration: deportations A question was asked by Baroness Neuberger and answered by Baroness Neville-Jones.

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

9  Energy: climate change Lord Marland moved that this House takes note of the future of energy policy in the light of the climate change challenge. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

10  Defence: France Lord Astor of Hever repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

11  Transport: bus industry A question was asked by Lord Bradshaw and, after debate, answered by Earl Attlee.

The House adjourned at 9.12pm until Wednesday 3 November 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.

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2010, laid under the National Minimum Wage Act 1998.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 (1) Tribunal Procedure (Upper Tribunal) (Lands Chamber) Rules 2010   (2600)

   (2) Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) Fees (Amendment) Order 2010   (2601)

   (3) Tribunal Procedure (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2010   (2653)

   (4) First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal (Chambers) Order 2010   (2655)

laid under the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.

   2 Education (Publication of Proposals) (Sixth Form College Corporations) (England) Regulations 2010, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.   (2609)