House of Lords Business

Monday 29 November 2010 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

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

*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.

*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.

*Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of their commitment to elections to the House of Lords, they will review the conventions between the two Houses of Parliament as recommended by the Joint Committee on Conventions (HL Paper 265, Session 2005–06).

Business of the House Lord Strathclyde to move that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Tuesday 7 December to allow the Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day.

Lord McKenzie of Luton to move, as an amendment to the above motion, to leave out from "that" to the end and insert "it is desirable that the Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill should go through its legislative stages in a timetable which allows this House to scrutinise the provisions of the Bill and allows both Houses to pass the Bill without recourse to enactment under section 1 of the Parliament Act 1911".

Public Bodies Bill [HL] Committee (day 2) [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 5th and 6th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to preserve United Kingdom academic health partnerships. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Sassoon]

Future Business 

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 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.

*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.

Baroness McDonagh to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill has been committed that they divide the Bill in two so as to separate the provisions relating to the Parliamentary voting system from those relating to constituencies.

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill Committee [Lord McNally] 7th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Baroness Ford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to increase the provision of epilepsy services. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

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. (1 hour) [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

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their current priorities as they take forward their relationship with the individual countries of Central Asia and South Caucasus. (1 hour) [I]

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Management Adviser (corporate), The CCC Group of Companies (but excluding activities in the Middle East) (heavy civil and mechanical construction; upstream oil and gas; mining)

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

Member of Advisory Council, Central Asia and South Caucasus Association, Asia House (promotes appreciation and understanding of Asian countries)

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what public procurement lessons they have learnt from the railways. (1 hour)

Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the value of manufacturing to the United Kingdom economy. (1 hour)

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.

Superannuation Bill Report [Lord Wallace of Saltaire]

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

National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2010 Lord Wallace of Tankerness to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 25 October be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Dinner break business)

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] will continue at 3.45pm in the Moses Room.

Thursday 2 December at 11.00am

*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.

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

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

Lord 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 Knight of Weymouth to move that this House takes note of the Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) (Temporary Accommodation) Amendment Order 2010 (SI 2010/2509).

Friday 3 December at 10.00am

Re-Export Controls Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Alton of Liverpool]

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

House of Lords Reform Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Steel of Aikwood]

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

Monday 6 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Morgan of Drefelin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of their proposed housing benefit changes on the number of homeless children.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the decision of a number of police forces forcibly to retire police officers who have 30 years or more service.

*Baroness Williams of Crosby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the requirements for a child to be eligible for a pupil premium.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have ended completely the detention of children for immigration purposes.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill will continue.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] will continue at 3.30pm in the Moses Room.

Tuesday 7 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of "bankruptcy", as the term was used by Lord Sassoon on 1 November (HL Deb, col 1552).

*Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the statement by the Northern Ireland Secretary to the House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on 8 September, that he was "open to suggestions" from Sinn Fein on ways to vary the Parliamentary oath of allegiance to enable its MPs to take their seats at Westminster, reflects Government policy.

*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the forthcoming Autism Act 2009 statutory guidance will be effective in delivering the vision set out in the strategy document Implementing fulfilling and rewarding lives.

Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill Second Reading [Lord Sassoon] (Money Bill)

Wednesday 8 December at 3.00pm

*The Lord Bishop of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how, when taking the Youth Justice Board into the Ministry of Justice, they will ensure that there remains a distinct focus on youth justice separate from the adult system.

*Lord Glentoran to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in light of the proposed cuts in public expenditure, how they will maintain the standard expected from HM Coastguard; and how they will protect the international reputation of the organisation.

*Baroness Hughes of Stretford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the decision to withdraw the grant from the Youth Sport Trust; and what consultations were undertaken before the decision was made.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill will continue.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

†Mutilations (Permitted Procedures) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley] 8th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley] 7th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) (Amendment) Order 2010 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Attlee] 8th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Post Office Network Subsidy Scheme (Amendment) Order 2010 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Wilcox] 8th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and 13th Report from the Merits Committee

†National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2010 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Wilcox] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and 12th Report from the Merits Committee

Thursday 9 December at 11.00am

*Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to shorten the time taken to approve adoptions, particularly adoptions of infants.

*Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage economic growth.

*Lord Tomlinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the British Chamber of Commerce’s eight-point plan for the European single market.

Lord Pendry to call attention to the role of sport in the health and wellbeing of children and young people; and to move for papers.

Baroness Thornton to call attention to the impact of cuts in grants to local authorities on the provision of social care and other public services; and to move for papers.

Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2010 Lord Wallace of Tankerness to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 25 October be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] will continue at 2.00pm in the Moses Room; and that it will conclude.

Monday 13 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Campbell of Surbiton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that disabled people are involved in the decisions taken by Ministers that affect them.

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to alleviate the hardships suffered by people living in Gaza.

*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Parliament is able effectively to hold them to account.

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to assess the impact on Family Courts of the increased number of litigants in person who will have to represent their own cases if they no longer qualify for legal aid. [I]

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Chairman, Bar Standards Board

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill will continue.

Tuesday 14 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government which powers they are seeking to repatriate from the European Union.

*Lord Davies of Coity to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce restrictions on opening times for retail premises on Remembrance Sunday.

*Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 28 October (WA 326–7), on what they spent the £1.5 million allocated to the British Indian Ocean Territory fund in 2009–10.

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

Wednesday 15 December at 3.00pm

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

*Lord Elton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of China in the development of the infrastructure and economy of Burma and of its implications for that country and the region.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to change the National Census due in March 2021.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill will continue.

Thursday 16 December at 11.00am

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on women of their economic policies.

*Baroness Miller of Hendon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the public disorder that took place at Millbank Tower on 10 November, they will introduce public order legislation prohibiting the wearing of masks or disguises at otherwise lawful demonstrations, marches and protest meetings.

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Indonesia regarding the initiation of a dialogue with the indigenous West Papuan opposition.

Monday 20 December at 2.30pm

*The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the age of criminal responsibility as recommended in the recent report on youth justice by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children.

*Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their proposals for tailoring the benefits system to individuals’ needs.

*Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they propose the role of targets in the National Health Service should be.

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government why shares listed on the alternative investment market are excluded from eligibility from Individual Savings Accounts.

Tuesday 21 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Selsdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the announcements by the Prime Minister to appoint a number of new life peers as "working peers", what is their definition of a "working peer".

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that prisoners receive a healthy diet and are treated reasonably.

*Lord Taverne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to discourage United Kingdom universities from offering Bachelor of Science degrees for courses in alternative medicines, such as aromatherapy, reflexology and Chinese medicine.

Wednesday 22 December at 3.00pm

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of government investment in science will be protected from cuts in public expenditure; and what advice they are giving to research institutions that are affected by any cuts.

*Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government why funding for the British Council to run Language Assistants Programmes for candidates from England and Wales has been suspended.

*Lord Eden of Winton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote reform of the European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy.

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.

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.

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 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.

Baroness McDonagh to call attention to the levels of electoral registration; and to move for papers.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark 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.

Baroness Walmsley to call attention to the case for early intervention in public services; and to move for papers.

Lord Barnett to call attention to the case for a change in the Barnett formula to a basis of need; and to move for papers.

Lord Trefgarne to call attention to the present arrangements for monitoring and patrolling motorways; and to move for papers.

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

Lord McColl of Dulwich to call attention to obesity and its implications for public health in the next decade; and to move for papers.

Lord Crickhowell to call attention to the case for the early introduction of a statutory lane rental scheme for the management of roadworks in London; and to move for papers.

The Lord Bishop of Liverpool to call attention to the outcomes of the Cancun summit on climate change; and to move for papers.

Lord Boswell of Aynho to call attention to the Government’s third response to the all-party Parliamentary inquiry into anti-Semitism; and to move for papers.

†Baroness Knight of Collingtree to call attention to the custody arrangements for children of defendants in the British courts; and to move for papers.

Lord Kakkar to call attention to the impact of the European Union on healthcare in the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

Select Committee Reports 

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.

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Setting priorities for publicly funded research (3rd Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 104). 1 April 2010

Lord Broers to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Radioactive Waste Management: a further update (2nd Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 95). 25 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.

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.

Lord Selsdon to call attention to the future role of the Royal Navy; and to move for papers.

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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 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.

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the impact of the Spending Review 2010 on the National Probation Service.

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to change the Barnett Formula to a basis of need.

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to offer support to 16–18-year-old students in full-time education.

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what provisions they are making to support Sudan following the forthcoming referendum.

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the recent election in Burma will affect their policy towards the pro-democracy movement and the provision of humanitarian aid.

The Earl of Selborne to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to implement the agreement reached at the meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Nagoya, Japan, in October 2010.

Lord Pannick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to increase the retirement age for all Supreme Court Justices to 75.

Baroness Rendell of Babergh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase public awareness of female genital mutilation in the United Kingdom and to bring prosecutions under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003.

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce obesity in the United Kingdom.

Viscount Younger of Leckie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to secure the future of sports in maintained schools in the context of Spending Review 2010.

Viscount Tenby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy to reduce casualties and promote safety on the roads.

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking regarding tax avoidance by business figures in the United Kingdom.

Lord Boswell of Aynho to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to tackle anti-Semitism and what assessment they have made of the success of the cross-government working group on anti-Semitism.

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote paediatric continence.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 25 November and due for answer by 9 December.

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role of transparency in relation to pay and bonuses in creating confidence that United Kingdom banks are behaving responsibly.   HL4589

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to improve transparency in relation to bonuses paid to senior traders and executives in United Kingdom banks in order to allow shareholders to make informed decisions when voting on remuneration reports.   HL4590

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are engaging with major investment institutions to share views ahead of the setting of bank bonuses in the first quarter of 2011.   HL4591

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will contact the chairmen of the remuneration committees of major British banks ahead of forthcoming decisions on bonuses in respect of performance in 2010.   HL4592

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the Irish banking sector problems, they will make representations to the Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) to increase the intensity and range of the bank stress tests conducted by CEBS, including a requirement that it also develop tests for funding and liquidity.   HL4593

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will require the Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland to enter into new lending commitments; and whether they propose to require other United Kingdom banks to sign similar commitments to extend loans to creditworthy borrowers on commercial terms.   HL4594

Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will identify the children who will be offered free nursery education at two years old.   HL4595

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assurances they have received from train operators regarding (a) new rolling stock purchases, and (b) improving passenger conditions, prior to raising the cap on regulated rail fares.   HL4596

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact Spending Review 2010 will have on phase two of the Ebbw Vale Railway project and the reopening of the Gaer Junction.   HL4597

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will continue with phase two of the Ebbw Vale Railway project and the reopening of the Gaer Junction.   HL4598

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 15 November (WA 149), when they will publish their statutory guidance on autism services.   HL4599

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will answer Question for Written Answer HL3528, tabled on 2 November and due for answer by 16 November.   HL4600

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will answer Questions for Written Answer HL3642, HL3643 and HL3644, tabled on 3 November and due for answer by 17 November.
   HL4601

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 24 November (WA 344), why a GCSE or an International GCSE is not one of the ways in which they measure knowledge of English for immigration purposes; and in what ways the examinations fall short of the requirements of the immigration service.   HL4602

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many candidates for immigration have a GCSE or International GCSE in English.   HL4603

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what elements of statute, regulation or case law the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency based its previous practice in relation to "Section 99 revocations" that drivers who failed to surrender their licences were entitled to continue to drive for 12 months; on what elements of statute, regulation or case law they base their current view that drivers have no entitlement; and what assessment they have made of the impact of this change.   HL4604

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the percentage of requests to surrender a licence that are sent to a driver’s current address.   HL4605

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what basis the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency have decided upon a 28-day time limit for the surrender of a licence.   HL4606

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the percentage of occasions when a driver will not find out about the requirement to surrender his licence until he receives a fines notice; how much time he will have after the receipt of that notice to surrender his licence; and what is their estimate of the time between the late surrender of a licence and the re-issue of a driver’s licence.
   HL4607

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children were in immigration detention during each of the months of May to October 2010 inclusive; how many of those children were detained (a) prior to a decision to grant or refuse entry to the United Kingdom, (b) after they or their family member had been refused leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom but still had unexhausted rights of appeal against a decision to refuse leave to enter or remain, (c) after they or their family member had been made subject to deportation proceedings, and (d) after any appeal rights they or their family member had held had been exhausted.   HL4608

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government, of the children who were in immigration detention in each of the months of May to October 2010 inclusive, what was the average length of detention of those children, calculating the length for each child to the end of the month or to the date of release, whichever was the earlier; and what was the longest period of detention experienced by those children.
   HL4609

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to raise awareness of the role of paediatric continence problems in contributing to abuse against children, as was the case in the death of Victoria Climbie.   HL4610

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will take to ensure that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines on childhood constipation and the forthcoming NICE guidelines on bedwetting will be taken up by healthcare professionals and commissioners.   HL4611

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Morocco concerning the democratic and human rights of the Saharawi people.
   HL4612

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the European Union regarding review of the European Union Association Agreement with Morocco.
   HL4613

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of European Union multilateral aid is given to Morocco.   HL4614

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the European Union concerning the adherence of Morocco to the conditions of the European Union Morocco Association Agreement.   HL4615

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 25 November (HL4009), whether Mr Mahmoud Ramhi has been released; and, if not, whether they have made representations to the government of Israel to ensure that his case is promptly and fairly reviewed by a court and that his family has access to him.   HL4616

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the carbon impacts of recently announced policies towards the bus industry.   HL4617

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the quality of child care.   HL4618

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to attract more tourists and businesses to London in the light of the 2012 Olympics.   HL4619

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of the rise in VAT to 20 per cent on low-income families.   HL4620

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to provide more funding for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.   HL4621

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effectiveness of community sentences in curbing criminal activity.   HL4622

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government how vocational subjects will be affected by the education reforms.   HL4623

Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support Article 21 of the proposal for a European Union Directive on combating the sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, regarding the removal of images of child abuse from websites hosted within member states and third countries.   HL4624

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what grounds the Ministry of Defence has described the work of the United States Congressionally Appointed Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illnesses, and in particular its report of November 2008, as other than independent.   HL4625

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much they have spent on research into Gulf War Illnesses compared with the government of the United States; and when the last Government-funded research programme was completed.   HL4626

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what level of recognition is currently given to the condition "Gulf War Illness" by war pension tribunals.   HL4627

Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take following the vote on 16 November in the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly to remove a reference to sexual orientation from a resolution on extra-judicial, summary and arbitrary executions.
   HL4628

Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people are currently claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance while studying part-time at college in (a) England and Wales, (b) Northern Ireland, and (c) Scotland.   HL4629

Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance while studying part-time at college in (a) England and Wales, (b) Northern Ireland, and (c) Scotland, in each of the five years between 2005 and 2010.   HL4630

Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effect of the 16-hour rule on the incentivisation of unemployed people seeking to gain qualifications through part-time study with a view to re-entering the workforce.   HL4631

Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they have issued to the devolved administrations to ensure that the 16-hour rule relating to part-time study is interpreted consistently across the United Kingdom.   HL4632

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 24 November (WA 342–3), whether they will publish the full lists of ministers and parliamentary private secretaries, their salaries and the number who are members of the House of Commons in the Official Report, rather than referring to where such lists may be found on the internet.
   HL4633

Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to publish a schedule for the implementation of the 20-year rule for the release of public records under section 45 of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010.   [I]

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President, Friends of the National Archives

 HL4634

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of recipients of higher rate mobility Disability Living Allowance in residential homes who have all their mobility needs met either by those homes or by local authorities at no extra charge.
   HL4635

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the current percentage of gross domestic product represented by the National Debt.   HL4636

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the percentage of gross domestic product which will be represented by the National Debt in 2015.   HL4637

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be their annual interest payments in 2015 (a) assuming interest rates remain the same as now, (b) assuming they are 1 per cent higher, (c) assuming they are 2 per cent higher, (d) assuming they are 3 per cent higher; and what would be the percentage of gross domestic product represented in each case.   HL4638

Lord MacKenzie of Culkein to ask Her Majesty’s Government what commitment has been given by shipping and maritime insurance companies that there will be tug coverage available in the event of shipping in difficulty or distress, following the withdrawal of the four coastguard emergency towing vessels from Stornoway, Lerwick, Falmouth and Dover in 2011.   HL4639

Lord MacKenzie of Culkein to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times the services of the Coastguard emergency towing vessel based in Stornoway have been required since 1 September.
   HL4640

Lord MacKenzie of Culkein to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any assessment has been made of the possible environmental damage in the event of a major oil spill off the coast of the Outer Hebrides.   HL4641

Lord MacKenzie of Culkein to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the costs of the use of Coastguard emergency towing vessels in assisting vessels in difficulty in distress are recovered from the ship’s owners and/or insurers.   HL4642

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many refugees have been resettled in the United Kingdom under the auspices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the last three years; what monitoring has been carried out; and what is their estimate of (a) how many are unemployed, and (b) how many skilled refugees have been given employment.   HL4643

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Iraqi refugees have been resettled in the United Kingdom under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees quota in the last two years; how many of those were translators and guides working with British armed forces and personnel; and whether they have given special consideration to Iraqi Christians during 2010.
   HL4644

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered any reform of burial law in order to permit reuse of old graves for burial and to ease the financial burdens placed on local authorities in administering public cemeteries.   HL4645

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will find spectrum for secure broadband services for the emergency services from below 1GHz; if so, whether steps are being taken to set aside an allocation from within the tuning range of existing Tetra radios and exempt it from being auctioned; and whether they have produced a business case to do so.   HL4646

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 23 November (WA 293), what was the cost of collecting and publishing socioeconomic data on the Senior Civil Service and new entrants thereto; what was the estimated cost of monitoring fast stream entrants from 2011; and whether the purpose of this data collection is to achieve a particular proportion of entrants from certain socioeconomic backgrounds.   HL4647

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 23 November (WA 298), what are the various definitions of collusion used by those independent figures carrying out relevant reviews and inquiries on behalf of the Government; whether they will provide a single definition; and whether they considered whether the assistance they provided to the Royal Ulster Constabulary in relation to Father Chesney fell within any of those definitions of collusion.   HL4648

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what education providers have had their licence to accept foreign students revoked since May; for what reasons; and whether they publish those names on the appropriate website to guide student applicants from abroad.   HL4649

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money has been paid to the Union Learning Fund in (a) the last five years, and (b) in total since its inception; which trade unions were provided with assistance from the fund last year; and how much in each case.   HL4650

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what areas are covered by the Cabinet Office manual; who ordered its preparation and under what auspices; and whether they will publish the current draft and consult on the contents.   HL4651

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government why workers given work permit visas to enter the United Kingdom on inter-company transfers for less than 12 months need earn only £24,000 when a figure of £40,000 is proposed for transfers longer than a year; and how many such visas were issued last year above and below earnings of £24,000.   HL4652

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by Earl Attlee on 25 November regarding investment in railways, whether the further investigation into a new fleet of intercity trains will include a retendering process under EU procurement rules for the new options proposed; and which manufacturers are at present in discussions with the Department for Transport over this potential order.   HL4653

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the private sector of the decision to retain the estimated £1 billion per annum revenue raised from the sale of Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) allowances under the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme; how the figure of £1 billion was achieved; and whether the 6,000MWh threshold is to be reduced to raise £1 billion per annum.   HL4654

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have taken place between Department of Energy and Climate Change officials and port operators since the proposed changes to the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) allowances under the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme were announced; and what future discussions are planned.   HL4655

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the levying of a Carbon Reduction Commitment tax will help the private and public sector to grow in the economic downturn.   HL4656

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Carbon Reduction Commitment applies to port operators where their tenants’ businesses already have Climate Change Agreements.   HL4657

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they decided to change their guidance regarding exemptions for businesses in the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme from the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC); why the guidance changed; what is their forecast of how much this further policy change will cost per year for electricity users who have CCAs now they have to cover the cost of CRC.   HL4658

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 2 November (WA 376), whether passengers suffering from medical conditions, such as cancer patients or those with BRAC-1 or BRAC-2 gene mutation, who have been instructed by their physicians not to undergo ionising radiation such as that produced by the Rapiscan x-ray machine, will be offered an alternative method of screening at United Kingdom airports.   HL4659

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people were employed by the Department for International Development (a) at the last General Election, and (b) now; and what is the expected number in 12 months’ time.   HL4660

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 15 November (WA 151–2), which department or body issues the permit to allow access to the British Indian Ocean Territory.   HL4661

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 10 November (WA 79–80), whether there are any circumstances in which a Gibraltar citizen, resident in Gibraltar and eligible to vote in the European elections, would be able to participate in a United Kingdom referendum.   HL4662

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 12 November (WA 148), what progress has been made in the preparation of the bid to tender for the proposed airport for St Helena.   HL4663

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Verma on 22 July (WS 101), what are the reforms needed to open the economy of St Helena to inward investment and increased tourism as required in the written statement for the approval of the airport of St Helena.   HL4664

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the decision was taken, and on what grounds, to exclude retired officers from appointment as Regimental Secretaries and in the initial stages of the recruitment process to confine the issuing of application forms for these posts to those in the home Civil Service.   HL4665

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 9 November (WA 55–6), whether they will list all government car allocations across the Government as at 30 April and, on the same basis, how many cars are allocated as at 18 November.   HL4666

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 24 April 2007, whether they will publish an updated table showing the average price of feed wheat in the United Kingdom since 1996, based on averages of weekly ex-farm prices provided by the Home Grown Cereals Authority.   HL4667

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the current terrorism threat, they will update the consultation carried out prior to the decision in 1998 not to require persons leaving the United Kingdom routinely to pass through immigration control on embarkation.   HL4668

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

5 October (19 October)

HL2293 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [CO]

21 October (4 November)

HL2977 Lord Taylor of Warwick [FCO]

25 October (8 November)

HL3131 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [MoD]

27 October (10 November)

HL3312 Lord Laird [FCO]

HL3313 Lord Laird [FCO]

3 November (17 November)

HL3588 Lord Greaves [HO]

HL3608 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [CO]

HL3609 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [CO]

HL3610 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [CO]

HL3642 Lord Touhig [CO]

HL3643 Lord Touhig [CO]

HL3644 Lord Touhig [CO]

4 November (18 November)

HL3667 Lord Campbell-Savours [MoD]

HL3676 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DfE]

HL3684 Lord Myners [HO]

8 November (22 November)

HL3719 Lord Berkeley [DfT]

HL3726 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

HL3735 Lord Bassam of Brighton [MoD]

HL3771 Lord Laird [NIO]

9 November (23 November)

HL3779 Lord Bassam of Brighton [DfE]

HL3784 Lord Bassam of Brighton [HO]

HL3794 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL3798 Lord Dykes [HO]

HL3827 Lord Taylor of Warwick [MoD]

HL3833 Lord Laird [CO]

HL3842 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DfE]

HL3843 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DfE]

HL3846 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DfE]

10 November (24 November)

HL3852 Lord Bassam of Brighton [DfT]

HL3866 Lord Sheikh [DCMS]

HL3879 Lord Lucas [DfE]

HL3880 Lord Lucas [DfE]

HL3924 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [CO]

HL3928 Lord Quirk [DfE]

HL3929 Lord Quirk [DfE]

HL3930 Lord Quirk [DfE]

HL3931 Lord Quirk [DfE]

11 November (25 November)

HL3957 Lord Bassam of Brighton [DWP]

HL3980 Lord Laird [FCO]

HL3984 Lord Hoyle [MoD]

HL3985 Lord Hoyle [MoD]

HL3998 Lord Alton of Liverpool [DfID]

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

[CO] 9

[DCMS] 1

[DfE] 12

[DfID] 1

[DfT] 2

[DWP] 1

[FCO] 4

[HO] 5

[MoD] 6

[NIO] 1

Bills in Progress 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

Re-Export Controls [HL]

Private Member’s

3 December

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

3 December

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

Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant (Money Bill-23 November)

Government

7 December

Torture (Damages) Bill [HL]

Private Member’s

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

Budget Responsibility and National Audit [HL]

Government

29 November

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

Dog Control [HL]

Private Member’s

Building Regulations (Review) [HL]

Private Member’s

Public Bodies [HL]

Government

29 November

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies

Government

30 November

Waiting for Report

Superannuation

Government

1 December

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

Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. [HL]

Government

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

Private Member’s

London Local Authorities [HL]

Private

Returned to the Commons Amended

Identity Documents

Government

Waiting for Royal Assent

Finance (No. 2) (Money Bill-9 November)

Government

Equitable Life (Payments) (Money Bill-11 November)

Government

Local Government [HL]

Government

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 Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes A, B and D) Order 2010

Draft Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2010

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

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

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

12th Report

8 December

Draft Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

8 December

Draft Mutilations (Permitted Procedures) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

8 December

Draft Post Office Network Subsidy Scheme (Amendment) Order 2010

13th Report

8 December

Draft Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) (Amendment) Order 2010

8 December

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

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

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

1 December

Draft Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2010

9 December

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

7th Report

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Republic of Indonesia) Order 2010

Legislative Reform Orders in Progress 

Report

40-day period expires

Affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

Draft Legislative Reform (Civil Partnership) Order 2010

4th Report

3 December

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

Draft National Policy Statement for Waste Water

17 May 2011

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

Proposal for order under paragraph 3 reported by 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.

Monday 29 November

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Energy and Transport

4.00pm

Tuesday 30 November

European Union

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

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Science and Technology

Sub Committee I Behaviour Change

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 1 December

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs

10.30am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 2 December

European Union

EU Sub-Committee G Social Policy and Consumer Affairs

9.30am

European Union

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

10.00am

Tuesday 7 December

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 8 December

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

4.00pm

Thursday 9 December

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 14 December

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 15 December

Information

Domestic Committee

3.45pm

Tuesday 21 December

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 25 November 2010 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Lincoln.

1  The Lord Bishop of Oxford John Lawrence Lord Bishop of Oxford was introduced between the Lord Bishop of Newcastle and the Lord Bishop of Lincoln, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2  Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield Peter John Hennessy, Esquire, having been created Baron Hennessy of Nympsfield, of Nympsfield in the County of Gloucestershire, for life by Letters Patent dated 8 November 2010, was introduced between Lord Radice and Baroness Shephard of Northwold, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Public Business

3  Violence against women A question was asked by Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe and answered by Baroness Verma.

4  Sexual Assault Referral Centres A question was asked by Baroness Gould of Potternewton and answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.

5  Western Sahara A question was asked by Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

6  North Korea A question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

7  Business of the House Lord Strathclyde moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Young of Graffham set down for today shall be limited to 3½ hours and that in the name of Viscount Bridgeman to 1½ hours. The motion was agreed to.

8  Mutilations (Permitted Procedures) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

9  Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

10  Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) (Amendment) Order 2010 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

11  Post Office Network Subsidy Scheme (Amendment) Order 2010 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

12  National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2010 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

13  Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill Lord Strathclyde, on behalf of Lord McNally, moved that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 6 
Schedule 9 
Clauses 7 to 19

Schedules 1 to 8 
Schedules 10 and 11. 

The motion was agreed to.

14  Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] Lord Sassoon moved that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to which the Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 3 
Schedule 1 
Clauses 4 to 20 
Schedule 2 
Clauses 21 and 22 
Schedule 3

Clauses 23 to 26 
Schedules 4 and 5 
Clause 27 
Schedule 6 
Clauses 28 to 31.

The motion was agreed to.

15  Liaison The Chairman of Committees moved that the Report from the Select Committee on new proposals for committee activity (2nd Report, HL Paper 61) be agreed to. The motion was agreed to.

16  Health and safety: Common Sense Common Safety (3½-hour debate) Lord Young of Graffham moved for papers relating to the report to the Prime Minister Common Sense Common Safety on the operation of health and safety laws and the growth of the compensation culture. After debate, the motion was withdrawn.

17  Local Government Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to.

18  Railways: investment Earl Attlee repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

19  Police (1½-hour debate) Viscount Bridgeman moved for papers relating to the role of the police. After debate, the motion was withdrawn.

20  National Assembly for Wales Referendum (Assembly Act Provisions) (Referendum Question, Date of Referendum Etc.) Order 2010 Lord Wallace of Tankerness moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 October be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

21  National Assembly for Wales Referendum (Assembly Act Provisions) (Limit on Referendum Expenses Etc.) Order 2010 Lord Wallace of Tankerness moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 October be approved. The motion was agreed to.

22  National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Amendment of Schedule 7 to the Government of Wales Act 2006) Order 2010 Lord Wallace of Tankerness moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 October be approved. The motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 5.42pm until Monday 29 November at 2.30pm.

Michael Pownall

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Visits to Former Looked After Children in Detention (England) Regulations 2010, laid under the Children Act 1989.   (2797)

2 Harbour School (Amendment) Order 2010, laid under the Education Act 2002.   (2804)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, laid under the Higher Education Act 2004.