House of Lords Business

Wednesday 19 January 2011 at 3.00pm

Lord Empey and 
Lord Palmer of Childs Hill will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce the rate of inflation.

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review scientific developments in stem cell research, as recommended by the Select Committee on Stem Cell Research (Session 2001–02, HL Paper 83), with a view to ascertaining whether research on human embryos is still necessary.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of cuts in police funding on crime rates.

*Lord McFall of Alcluith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the financial services industry on shareholder engagement.

Constitution The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Rennard be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Baroness Falkner of Margravine, resigned.

†Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill Committee (day 11) [Lord McNally] 7th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee and 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Energy Bill [HL] Committee (day 2) [Lord Marland]

Future Business 

Thursday 20 January at 10.45am

†Lord Fink,  
Lord Stoneham of Droxford, and 
†Baroness Berridge will be introduced.

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel on import restrictions affecting Gaza.

*Lord Low of Dalston to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the recent compromise agreement reached through the conciliation procedure on the proposed European Regulation on bus and coach passenger rights, and what further steps they are taking to meet the United Kingdom’s obligations under Article 9 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they are providing to the government of St Lucia following Hurricane Tomas.

†*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the advice on the availability of the flu vaccination.

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean to call attention to the constitutional and Parliamentary effect of coalition government; and to move for papers.

†Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2011 Baroness Neville-Jones to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 January be approved.

Friday 21 January at 10.00am

Marine Navigation Aids Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Berkeley]

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

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Dholakia]

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

Dog Control Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Redesdale]

Monday 24 January at 2.15pm

Sir Richard Dannatt GCB CBE MC, 
The Rt Hon Dafydd Wigley, and 
Raymond Collins Esq will be introduced as Barons.

*Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria are used to determine whether or not a constitutional change should be submitted to a referendum.

*Lord Lloyd of Berwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to reconsider their decision, announced in the Ministry of Justice green paper Breaking the Cycle: Effective Punishment, Rehabilitation and the Sentencing of Offenders, not to abolish the mandatory life sentence for murder.

†*Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Commission to investigate the creation of a British Bill of Rights will consider the option of repealing the Human Rights Act 1998.

*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what part they are playing in the training of the Rapid Action Battalion in Bangladesh.

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

The following three motions are expected to be debated together:

†Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2010 Lord Knight of Weymouth to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 30 November, be annulled. (SI 2010/2835) 15th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

†Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Amendments Order 2010 Lord Knight of Weymouth to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Order, laid before the House on 30 November, be annulled. (SI 2010/2836) 15th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

Lord Best to move to resolve that this House considers that because of the uncertain impact on children, homelessness and local authority resources of the Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/2835) and the Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Amendments Order 2010 (SI 2010/2836), the Government should commission an independent review in their effects, to conclude one year after they have come into force, and annually thereafter, and present the report of each review to both Houses of Parliament. (Dinner break business)

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Energy Bill [HL] will continue at 3.30pm in the Moses Room.

Tuesday 25 January at 2.15pm

Qurban Hussein Esq will be introduced as a Baron, and 
Dame Joan Bakewell DBE and 
Rachael Heyhoe Flint OBE will be introduced as Baronesses.

*Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made regarding events involving Iraqi security forces at Camp Ashraf on 25 and 26 December 2010 and 7 January 2011.

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the funding of national museums and galleries.

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the performance of defence procurement.

†Public Bodies Bill [HL] Committee (day 7) [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 5th and 6th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes A, B and D) Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Jones] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and 14th Report from the Merits Committee

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Hill of Oareford] 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Hill of Oareford] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Wednesday 26 January at 3.00pm

Jonathan Kestenbaum Esq will be introduced as a Baron, and   
Eluned Morgan will be introduced as a Baroness.

*Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent the European Arrest Warrant and European Investigation Order conform with the principle of habeas corpus.

*Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to regulate the ability of second home owners to register as voters in more than one constituency.

*Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to promote the role of design in social and economic renewal.

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

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Energy Bill [HL] will continue at 3.45pm in the Moses Room.

Thursday 27 January at 10.45am

George Magan Esq and 
Michael Grade Esq CBE will be introduced as Barons, and 
Anne Jenkin will be introduced as a Baroness.

*The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contingency funding the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has for disease outbreaks.

*Lord St John of Bletso to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to assist the government of Zimbabwe to expedite the processes enabling free and fair elections under the new constitution.

†*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that airport authorities will be able to deal adequately with snow and ice in the future.

Lord King of Bridgwater to call attention to physical and mental rehabilitation of military veterans and their post-service welfare; and to move for papers.

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. (1½ hours)

Monday 31 January at 2.15pm

Oona King and 
Jennifer Randerson will be introduced as Baronesses, and 
Sir Gulam Noon MBE will be introduced as a Baron.

*Lord Gavron to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the impact on the economy of delays and cancellations at London Heathrow Airport in December 2010.

*Baroness Turner of Camden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to revise employment law; and, if so, what consultations have been undertaken, and with which organisations.

*Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Monetary Policy Committee missing its monthly inflation target repeatedly over the last ten years.

*Baroness Williams of Crosby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they have made for temporary exceptions to the Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Act 2009.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Energy Bill [HL] will continue at 3.30pm in the Moses Room.

Tuesday 1 February at 2.15pm

Claire Tyler will be introduced as a Baroness, 
Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup GCB AFC will be introduced as a Baron, and 
Ruth Lister will be introduced as a Baroness.

*Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce road pricing for lorries in the United Kingdom.

The question in the name of Lord Dubs has been moved to 27 January.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to limit bonuses to be paid to senior Royal Bank of Scotland staff.

Wednesday 2 February at 3.00pm

Bryony Worthington will be introduced as a Baroness.

*Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the proportion of multiple sclerosis patients who receive disease-modifying drugs.

*Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Japan to persuade them to modify their opposition to a whaling ban in their territorial waters.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will next hold talks with Eurozone representatives to discuss the present state of currency markets.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Energy Bill [HL] will continue at 3.45pm in the Moses Room and that it will conclude.

Thursday 3 February at 11.00am

David Gold Esq and 
Michael Storey Esq CBE will be introduced as Barons.

*The Lord Bishop of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the International Crisis Group’s recent Report Congo: No Stability in Kivu despite Rapprochement with Rwanda.

*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to recognise Palestine as a sovereign state.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the interest charged by loan and credit companies.

Monday 7 February at 2.30pm

Nicol Stephen Esq will be introduced as a Baron.

*The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the recent low prices for milk in the major supermarkets on the United Kingdom dairy industry and its long-term sustainability.

*Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to focus international development aid on fragile and conflict-affected states.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether individuals currently receiving Disability Living Allowance who have invested money and payments in aids and adaptations will be disadvantaged as a result of the proposals in chapter two of the consultation paper on Disability Living Allowance reform published in December 2010.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in Sudan.

Tuesday 8 February at 2.30pm

*The Lord Bishop of Chester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the rules for reporting the arrest and questioning of individuals by the police before they are charged with any criminal offence.

*Lord Smith of Clifton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy regarding the growing gap between the rich and the poor in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they support the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union.

Wednesday 9 February at 3.00pm

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they forecast small businesses will play in the Big Society.

*Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to monitor the ratio of the average total remuneration of a chief executive of a FTSE company to the median wage.

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they provided to the Northern Ireland authorities during their recent difficulties with water supplies.

Thursday 10 February at 11.00am

*The Lord Bishop of Ripon and Leeds to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to meet the aim stated in their equality strategy to tackle the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood.

Monday 14 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they held with the Financial Reporting Council before the Council issued its proposals to allow companies to stop providing hard copies of annual reports and accounts.

Tuesday 15 February at 2.30pm

*The Lord Bishop of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review prisoner transfer agreements.

Wednesday 16 February at 3.00pm

†*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have concerning the relationship between the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Governor of the Bank of England, in his capacity as Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 25 January for debate on 10 February. 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.

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 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 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.

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 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.

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.

Lord Avebury to call attention to the situation in Zimbabwe; and to move for papers.

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to call attention to the progress of the Friends of Yemen Group and the Government’s plans for the Group’s forthcoming conference in Riyadh; and to move for papers.

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to call attention to the interim report of the Hutton Review of Fair Pay in the Public Sector; and to move for papers.

Lord Lee of Trafford to call attention to the military and industrial opportunities arising from greater Anglo-French defence co-operation; and to move for papers.

Lord Addington to call attention to the future of NATO and changing relations within its membership; and to move for papers.

Lord Luce to call attention to the stability of the region of Yemen, the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean; and to move for papers.

Lord McFall of Alcluith to call attention to challenges in the personal banking sector, including in particular the phasing out of cheques; and to move for papers.

Lord Parekh to call attention to the role of Christianity in British public life; and to move for papers.

Lord Morris of Aberavon to call attention to the progress of the war in Afghanistan; and to move for papers.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to call attention to the report of the Rt Hon Frank Field MP Foundation Years: preventing poor children becoming poor adults, published in January 2011; and to move for papers.

The Earl of Clancarty to call attention to public funding of the arts; and to move for papers.

Baroness Wheeler to call attention to the Care Quality Commission’s special review, Supporting Life After Stroke; 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 

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 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 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.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to call attention to the security situation on the Korean peninsula and the response of the international community; 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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the continued support of user-led organisations that support disabled people and the personalisation agenda.

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they view relations between the United Kingdom and Taiwan, and what plans they have to improve them.

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to implement the proposals in the Public Health White Paper.

Lord Parekh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of economic, political and cultural relations between the United Kingdom and India.

Baroness Andrews to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for promoting social enterprise.

Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the military and industrial opportunities arising from greater Anglo-French defence co-operation.

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the future of NATO and changing relations within its membership.

Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the strategic importance of Turkey in Europe and the Middle East.

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress of democracy in Nigeria, and whether Nigeria is best served by the current form of its political structures.

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the stability of the region of Yemen, the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean.

Lord Rotherwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the range of provisions and facilities for general aviation.

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current situation in Kosovo.

Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to reduce the number of imprisoned mothers with their infants; and what alternative plans they have to address this situation.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the violence against Egypt’s Coptic minority.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the security situation on the Korean peninsula and the response of the international community.

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the political situation in Chechnya and the North Caucasus, and its implications for global security.

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report by the Academy of Medical Sciences A new pathway for the regulation and governance of health research.

Baroness Greenfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of digital technologies on the mind.

Lord Kakkar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the European Union on healthcare in the United Kingdom.

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to address variations in health and social care support for people after stroke identified in the Care Quality Commission’s special review, Supporting Life After Stroke.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 18 January and due for answer by 1 February.

Lord Clinton-Davis to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent assessment has been made of the value of trade with Israel to the United Kingdom economy.   HL5971

Lord Clinton-Davis to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with the government of Israel and with representatives of businesses there about how each country could benefit economically from trade with each other.   HL5972

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intervened to secure the release from detention of Mr Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition leader; and when they will next discuss democratic safeguards with the government of Russia.   HL5973

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to introduce legislation to provide effective protection for residents against squatters occupying their homes.   HL5974

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much additional funding will be made available to schools in the City of Manchester as a result of the pupil premium.   HL5975

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made an assessment of the number of citizens advice bureaux that will close as a result of their spending plans.   HL5976

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have been notified of the closure of any citizens advice bureaux since Spending Review 2010; and, if so, where such bureaux are located.
   HL5977

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend that the functions carried out by citizens advice bureaux should be performed after any proposed closures.   HL5978

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any assessment has been made of the impact on community relations, policing and public confidence in the inquest system of the events surrounding the deaths of 13 young Afro-Caribbean people in Lewisham in the New Cross fire.
   HL5979

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of 13 young people from the Afro-Caribbean community in Lewisham on 18 January 1981 in the New Cross fire, with a view to strengthening community relations, and the enhancement of the safety of young people at social gatherings and places of entertainment.   HL5980

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make available for publication all the papers on the New Cross fire and the death of 13 young Afro-Caribbean people on that occasion.
   HL5981

Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Russia about the recent arrests of opposition politicians, including Boris Nemtsov (former deputy prime minister) and Ilya Yashin (leader of the youth democratic movement) and the conditions of their detention.   HL5982

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent cash donations by Uganda’s National Resistance Movement-led government of over £5,000 per NRM MP for use during their election campaigns.   HL5983

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the tabling in the Ugandan Parliament of the Traditional Leaders Bill to ban traditional and cultural Ugandan leaders from participating in partisan politics.   HL5984

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of press and media freedoms in Uganda in the run-up to the presidential elections; and what conversations they have had with officials in Uganda’s Broadcasting Council about its recent moves to prevent privately-owned radio stations from live broadcasting a conference in late December organised by the Buganda Kingdom on the social, cultural, economic and development issues of the kingdom.   HL5985

The Duke of Montrose to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to take forward the recommendation of the England Advisory Group on Responsibility and Cost Sharing on animal health (the Radcliffe report) that there should be an England partnership board within the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to identify and implement cost sharing where practical.
   HL5986

The Duke of Montrose to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the feasibility study commissioned by the European Commission on possible measures for a Cost Responsibility Sharing Scheme for animal health in Europe to be published.   HL5987

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the Health and Social Care Bill will improve patient care.   HL5988

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their timetable for introducing the planned reforms to the National Health Service.   HL5989

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to provide funding to make drugs for Alzheimer’s available to patients with mild symptoms.   HL5990

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage private schools that are registered as charities to offer more free places to poor pupils.   HL5991

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce tax cuts for low-income workers.   HL5992

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will set a cap on fuel prices.   HL5993

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Gibraltar is within the European Union; if so, whether Gibraltar is represented in the European Parliament; and whether the UK Border Agency treats Gibraltar as within the European Union.   HL5994

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have in place to monitor the impact of changes to bus subsidies.   HL5995

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have in place or will put in place to monitor the levels of deregistration of local urban and rural bus services that will take place by the first week of February, prior to the start of the new financial year when new arrangements for reimbursing concessionary fares and council subsidies for bus routes will come into force.   HL5996

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many bus services were deregistered in each month in (a) 2009, and (b) 2010; and how many of those were rural bus services.   HL5997

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the most recent figures for the number of farmers participating in (a) the Entry Level Environmental Stewardship scheme, and (b) the Higher Level scheme; and what percentage of the total number of farmers those figures represent.   HL5998

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have specific targets for take up by farmers of the Entry Level and Higher Level of Environmental Stewardship schemes.   HL5999

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they intend to introduce to enable employers objectively to assess the efficiency and productivity of employees prior to or on their 65th birthday to determine whether they should continue in their posts past that date; and what provisions they will put in place to enable employers, without penalty, to terminate the employment of those employees who are not able to meet minimum standards of efficiency and productivity beyond the default retirement age.   HL6000

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the system of (a) bonus payments, and (b) incentive plan benefits was included in the package of financial assistance to the (1) chief executive officer, (2) chairman, (3) directors, (4) senior executives, (5) senior managers, and (6) traders, of Lloyds, HBOS, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Northern Rock banking groups; whether they will place copies of the agreements in the Library of the House; and which provisions of those contracts, if any, facilitate tax avoidance.   HL6001

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial assistance in setting up payments or grant aid was paid in each of the last three years to (a) Dyfedd Powis, (b) South Wales, and (c) Gwent, constabularies and (d) all county councils within their areas of operation for the setting up of, or assistance to, Partnerships and Communities Together schemes and panels and the appointment of Neighbourhood Crime and Justice Co-ordinators in those areas; and whether they will place copies of the accounts in the Library of the House.   HL6002

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice Ministers received from the Department for Communities and Local Government and HM Treasury on the rating of optical fibres for business rates purposes; and whether they will place copies of the advice in the Library of the House.
   HL6003

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what revenue has been received in each of the last three years from the rating of lit optical fibres.   HL6004

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they have offered to the government of Queensland, Australia, in the aftermath of the recent flooding.   HL6005

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 10 January (WA 415–6), why they do not plan to make representations to the government of Turkey concerning the difficulties which British citizens encounter over Anglican worship in Turkey.   HL6006

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 10 January (WA 416), why they do not plan to make representations to the government of Turkey concerning the difficulties which British citizens encounter over Roman Catholic worship in Antayla.   HL6007

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 21 December 2010 (WA 296–7), whether they will now raise the specific issue of the Devadasi system with the government of India and British non-governmental organisations; and whether they have estimated the numbers of girls involved from other sources.   HL6008

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to take action in support of Sir Philip Hampton, the Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland, in tackling the "gangmaster cultural phenomenon" allegedly evident in the determination of bonuses for investment bank traders, as referred to in Britain’s Banks: Too Big to Save on BBC2 on 18 January.   HL6009

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce a minimum price for alcohol in England and Wales.   HL6010

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the prospects for any increase in youth employment in the retail sector in 2011–12.   HL6011

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to publish the long term cost estimates of the proposed Trident missile replacement.   HL6012

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Mr Andy Coulson will continue exercising his functions as No. 10 director of communications during the Crown Prosecution Service review of all the evidence in the News of the World telephone tapping case.   HL6013

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effects on British trade and exports of recent events in Tunisia.   HL6014

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will consider taking to assist in accelerating the potential membership of Turkey of the European Union.   HL6015

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that the Office for Budget Responsibility is independent in thinking and policy conclusions from HM Treasury.   HL6016

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent representations they have made to the government of Israel about the three MPs from east Jerusalem who have been threatened with deportation from east Jerusalem and have taken refuge in the Red Cross in east Jerusalem for 200 days; and what progress has been made following any such representations.   HL6017

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

15 November (29 November)

HL4096 Lord Bassam of Brighton [DfE]

30 November (14 December)

HL4792 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

1 December (15 December)

HL4848 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

7 December (21 December)

HL4987 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DfE]

HL4988 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DfE]

8 December (22 December)

HL5102 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [DfE]

9 December (23 December)

HL5154 Lord Jones [WO]

14 December (30 December)

HL5244 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [DfE]

HL5254 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [WO]

15 December (31 December)

HL5301 Lord Beecham [CLG]

HL5317 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL5323 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

HL5337 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

16 December (4 January)

HL5349 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL5370 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DWP]

HL5408 Lord Ashcroft [MoD]

20 December (7 January)

HL5432 The Earl of Listowel [DfE]

HL5434 The Earl of Listowel [DfE]

HL5451 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [DfE]

HL5461 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

HL5462 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

21 December (10 January)

HL5489 Lord Laird [HMT]

HL5498 Lord Quirk [DfE]

HL5499 Lord Quirk [DfE]

HL5505 Lord Morris of Manchester [MoD]

22 December (11 January)

HL5543 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

HL5550 Lord Laird [HO]

HL5551 Lord Laird [HO]

HL5559 Lord Alderdice [HO]

HL5560 Lord Brett [HO]

HL5561 Lord Brett [HO]

HL5562 Lord Brett [HO]

HL5563 Lord Brett [HO]

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

[CLG] 1

[DfE] 13

[DWP] 1

[HMT] 3

[HO] 11

[MoD] 2

[WO] 2

Bills in Progress 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

Marine Navigation Aids [HL]

Private Member’s

21 January

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

21 January

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

Torture (Damages) [HL]

Private Member’s

Devolution (Time) [HL]

Private Member’s

Pensions [HL]

Government

Postal Services

Government

National Insurance Contributions

Government

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

Energy [HL]

Government

19 January

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

Dog Control [HL]

Private Member’s

21 January

Building Regulations (Review) [HL]

Private Member’s

Public Bodies [HL]

Government

25 January

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies

Government

19 January

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

Waiting for Report

Budget Responsibility and National Audit [HL]

Government

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

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

Private Member’s

Re-Export Controls [HL]

Private Member’s

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

Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2010

Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 3) 2010

Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2011

Draft Offshore Chemicals (Amendment) Regulations 2011

Draft Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

Draft Investment Bank Special Administration Regulations 2011

Draft Investment Bank (Amendment of Definition) Order 2011

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Stabilisation and Association Agreement) (Republic of Serbia) Order 2011

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2011

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2011

20 January

Draft Control of Donations and Regulation of Loans etc. (Extension of the Prescribed Period) (Northern Ireland) Order 2011

Draft Online Infringement of Copyright (Initial Obligations) (Sharing of Costs) Order 2011

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2011

25 January

Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes A, B and D) Order 2011

14th Report

25 January

Draft Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011

25 January

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Youth Rehabilitation Order (Review by Specified Courts) Order 2011

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires

To be considered

15th Report

Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2010

26 January

24 January

Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Amendment Order 2010

26 January

24 January

17th Report

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules

16 February

Legislative Reform Orders in Progress 

Report

To be considered

Affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

Draft Legislative Reform (Civil Partnership) Order 2011

4th Report

National and Marine Policy Statements 

Scrutiny time expires

Considered

Draft United Kingdom Marine Policy Statement

28 January 2011

15 December

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

31 January 2011

11 January

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

31 January 2011

11 January

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

31 January 2011

11 January

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

31 January 2011

11 January

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

31 January 2011

11 January

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

31 January 2011

13 January

Draft National Policy Statement for Waste Water

17 May 2011

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

Draft order under paragraph 2 referred to the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Draft Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004 (Remedial) Order 2010 [17 March]

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 19 January

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs

10.30am

Science and Technology

Sub-Committee I Behaviour Change

3.30pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Information

Domestic Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

4.00pm

Thursday 20 January

European Union

EU Sub-Committee G Social Policy and Consumer Affairs

visit to Swiss Cottage

European Union

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

10.00am

Monday 24 January

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Energy and Transport

4.00pm

Tuesday 25 January

HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom

Select Committee

10.00am

European Union

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

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 26 January

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Tuesday 1 February

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Thursday 10 February

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 18 January 2011 

The House met at 2.15pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Wakefield.

1  Lord Edmiston Robert Norman Edmiston, Esquire, having been created Baron Edmiston, of Lapworth in the County of Warwickshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon 14 January 2011, was introduced between Lord Marland and Lord Howard of Lympne, made and subscribed the solemn affirmation and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2  Lord Framlingham Sir Michael Nicholson Lord, Knight, having been created Baron Framlingham, of Eye in the County of Suffolk, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon 14 January 2011, was introduced between Lord Geddes and Baroness Boothroyd, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

3  Lord Wood of Anfield Stewart Martin Wood, Esquire, having been created Baron Wood of Anfield, of Tonbridge in the County of Kent, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon 15 January 2011, was introduced between Lord Kinnock and Baroness Nye, made and subscribed the solemn affirmation and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Select Committee Reports

4  European Union Committee 
The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:

Money laundering: data protection for suspicious activity reports (6th Report, HL Paper 82) 
Future inter-parliamentary scrutiny of EU foreign, defence and security policy (7th Report, HL Paper 85).

5  Merits of Statutory Instruments 
The 18th Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 84)

6  Human Rights 
The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Legislative Scrutiny: Public Bodies Bill; Other Bills. (7th Report, HL Paper 86)

Public Business

7  Deficit reduction A question was asked by Lord Barnett and answered by Lord Sassoon.

8  Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre A question was asked by Lord Selkirk of Douglas and answered by Lord Astor of Hever.

9  Birds: farmland populations A question was asked by Lord Rotherwick and answered by Lord Henley.

10  Egypt: religious minorities A question was asked by Baroness Cox and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

11  Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 63A. The House resumed after amendment 65A.

The House adjourned at 4.34pm until Wednesday 19 January 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.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Education (Student Support) (European University Institute) Regulations 2010 (Amendment) Regulations 2011, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998.   (83)

2 Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2011, laid under the Education (Fees and Awards) Act 1983.   (87)