House of Lords Business

Tuesday 1 February 2011 at 2.15pm

†Baroness Tyler of Enfield, 
†Lord Stirrup, and 
†Baroness Lister of Burtersett will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

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

*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.

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to mark the 40th anniversary of Religions for Peace and its work on war, poverty and the environment.

†*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the fall in the numbers of police officers and police community support officers.

†Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill Committee (day 16) [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 3.30pm

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution the railway heritage sector makes to education, tourism and the regional economy. (1 hour)

Future Business 

Wednesday 2 February at 3.00pm

†Baroness Worthington will be introduced.

*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.

†*Lord Clark of Windermere to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the expected social benefits from the sale of Forestry Commission land.

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

Legislative Reform (Civil Partnership) Order 2011 Lord Strathclyde to move that the draft Legislative Reform Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Stabilisation and Association Agreement) (Republic of Serbia) Order 2011 Lord Strathclyde to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2011 Lord Strathclyde to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2011 Lord Strathclyde to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2010 Lord Strathclyde to move that the Rules be referred to a Grand Committee.

Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 3) 2010 Lord Strathclyde to move that the Rules be referred to a Grand Committee.

Control of Donations and Regulation of Loans etc. (Extension of the Prescribed Period) (Northern Ireland) Order 2011 Lord Strathclyde to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

†National Insurance Contributions Bill Second Reading [Lord Sassoon]

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

Lord Northbourne to call attention to the role of good early parenting in preparing a child for success in school; and to move for papers.

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

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Investment Bank Special Administration Regulations 2011 Lord Sassoon to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 10 January be approved. 12th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Investment Bank (Amendment of Definition) Order 2011 Lord Sassoon to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 10 January be approved. 12th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

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 whether they will exercise their right to opt out of the police and justice provisions of the Lisbon Treaty after 2014.

Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes A, B and D) Order 2011 Baroness Neville-Jones to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 November 2010 be approved. 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and 14th Report from the Merits Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 25 January

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

†Energy Bill [HL] Committee (day 6) [Lord Marland]

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.

Transport for London Bill [HL] Second Reading [The Chairman of Committees]

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.

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to counter the spread of Sudden Oak Death in trees.

*Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the constitutional changes passed by the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s lower house on 11 January that eliminate a second round of voting in this year’s presidential elections in the Congo.

The Lord Bishop of Chester to call attention to the role of marriage and marriage support in British society 12 years after the report on Funding for Marriage Support by Sir Graham Hart; and to move for papers. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Lord Addington to call attention to the future of NATO and changing relations within its membership; and to move for papers. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

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.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements ensure that deported asylum seekers needing medical care and medication are able to be treated in the country to which they are deported.

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the report Early Intervention: The Next Steps will affect their policies on children.

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that a proportion of the funding provided by the UK Film Council to the British Film Institute will be ring-fenced for the production of films whose target audience is children.

Lord Hill of Oareford intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2011 Lord Hill of Oareford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 October 2010 be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 25 January

Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011 Lord Hill of Oareford to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 18 November 2010 be approved. 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 25 January

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.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the impact on universities of the proposed changes to the student immigration system.

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan for London Heathrow Airport to continue to be the world’s busiest airport in respect of international passenger traffic.

Wednesday 16 February at 11.00am

*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.

*Lord Anderson of Swansea to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any proposals to build on the recent treaties with France on bilateral defence co-operation by exploring initiatives for diplomatic and foreign policy co-operation.

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to make a decision on the criteria for granting Tier 1 Post-study Work visas, following the recent consultation paper.

†Monday 28 February at 2.30pm

†*Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress of the Independent Commission on Banking.

†*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements are in place to provide education and training for those in prisons and young offenders’ institutions.

†*The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to replace the Child Trust Fund, abolished in the Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Act 2010, for children in the care of local authorities.

†*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of cuts in local government spending on their Big Society proposals.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 15 February for debate on 10 March. 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.

Lord Desai to call attention to measures to alleviate poverty at home and abroad; and to move for papers.

Lord Fowler to call attention to Her Majesty’s Government’s plans for the BBC; and to move for papers.

Lord 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.

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 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 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.

Lord Crisp to call attention to the role of childhood immunisation in developed and developing countries; and to move for papers.

Baroness Wheeler to call attention to the role and responsibility of carers and the support they require from public services and the voluntary and independent sectors; and to move for papers.

Baroness Afshar to call attention to measures for maintaining the standard of higher education in the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

Lord Wills to call attention to Government policy on experiments on animals; and to move for papers.

Lord Luke to call attention to the teaching of history in schools; 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 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.

Lord Avebury to call attention to the human rights situation in Bahrain; 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the work of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations; and what their plans are to support it.

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to ensure that the quality of teaching of school-age sport increases the levels of participation in sport in later life.

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to change the regulations governing experiments on animals.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 31 January and due for answer by 14 February.

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the cost of motoring for car drivers doing average mileage in each of the last three years.   HL6387

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to levy a toll on owners of foreign-registered vehicles using roads in the United Kingdom.   HL6388

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 25 January (WA 159–60), how many certificates of sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom were issued last year to nationals from (a) Bolivia, (b) Colombia, (c) Cuba, (d) Dominican Republic, (e) Ecuador, (f) Guyana, (g) Haiti, (h) Jamaica, (i) Peru, (j) Surinam, and (k) Venezuela; and in respect of what occupations the visas were issued.   HL6389

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 15 December 2010 (WA 186–7), whether government websites will, when publishing ministerial speeches with political content removed, or when a whole ministerial speech is deemed essentially party political and not posted on the relevant website, provide a link to where the speech is published in full.   HL6390

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 2 December 2010 (WA 488–90), why funding was provided through the Union Learning Fund and unionlearn for (a) the National Union of Journalists, (b) the Royal College of Midwives, and (c) the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists; what is their assessment of the analysis commissioned by the previous government in 2006 and carried out by York Consulting; and whether they will commission a further analysis.   HL6391

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Marland on 24 November 2010 (WA 341–2), what is the source of their definition of fuel poverty; and whether their definition of fuel poverty takes account of winter fuel payments paid to 1.7 million households in England containing someone aged 60 or over.   HL6392

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about access to Palestinian prisoners by the Red Cross and Physicians for Human Rights.   HL6393

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with relevant groups to commemorate Palestinian Nakba Day on 15 May.   HL6394

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel about the injury to one boy and the death of another from tank shrapnel whilst collecting gravel near the Gaza border with Israel.   HL6395

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about their report on the Gaza flotilla incident.   HL6396

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent representations they have made to the government of the United States about their reasons for not releasing Shaker Omer from imprisonment in Guantanamo Bay.   HL6397

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what ministerial responsibility the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has for (a) embryo research, (b) embryonic stem cell research, and (c) adult stem cell research.   HL6398

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has had since his appointment with the Secretary of State for Health about (a) embryo research, (b) the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, and (c) stem cell research.   HL6399

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government which ministers have policy responsibility for stem cell research.   HL6400

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government which ministers have policy responsibility for embryo research .   HL6401

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government which ministers have policy responsibility for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.   HL6402

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 24 January (WA 82), whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of the materials they have provided to each country on family planning information, services and supplies.   HL6403

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the situation in Burma since the release from house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi.   HL6404

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Burma about the case of Su Su Nmay.   HL6405

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Guatemala about the death threats received by Norma Cruz.   HL6406

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria about forced evictions in Port Harcourt.   HL6407

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Uganda about the murder of gay rights activist David Kato.   HL6408

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Ghana about forced evictions of those living next to the railway in Accra.
   HL6409

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by Lord Sassoon on 11 January (HL Deb, col 1330), whether the "thoroughly inadequate contracts" in place at the Royal Bank of Scotland are contracts between the Royal Bank of Scotland and its executives or are part of the asset protection scheme agreement signed on 26 November 2009.   HL6410

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many banks were regulated by the Financial Services Authority on 1 January in each of the last 10 years.   HL6411

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether UK Financial Investments or HM Treasury have been consulted by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in connection with the permission which the Financial Services Authority is seeking from RBS to use information provided in the course of supervisory investigations into the failure of RBS for the purposes of the FSA’s own report; and whether they have encouraged RBS to give such approval.   HL6412

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make the Financial Services Ombudsman and Financial Services Compensation Scheme subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.   HL6413

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support plans to deepen the water channel to the harbour of Falmouth to accommodate larger vessels.   HL6414

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take on issues raised by the Marine Management Organisation about maerl beds.   HL6415

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they encourage national and local political parties to organise campaigns to encourage people to complete electoral registration forms.   HL6416

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether supplies of printed electoral registration leaflets and forms are still available centrally.   HL6417

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Scottish Government about whether a Sewel motion is necessary for clauses 17 to 19 of the Public Bodies Bill [HL].   HL6418

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they will hold with the Crown Prosecution Service about their decision on 10 December 2010 not to prosecute Mr Andy Coulson for past newspaper telephone tapping allegations.   HL6419

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will discuss with the government of the United States recent proposals that they should forgo using the United Nations Security Council veto in regard to future Middle East peace negotiations.   HL6420

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they will make to the government of Saudi Arabia about introducing full democracy.   HL6421

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the suggestions made at the Davos World Economic Forum that governments should allow limited reflation of their economies.
   HL6422

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all members of both Houses of Parliament are paying direct taxes in the United Kingdom.   HL6423

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 25 January (WA 154–5), what percentage of pupils in English schools were entered for the GCSE in (a) geography, and (b) history, in each year from 1995 in each type of school.   HL6424

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of entrants in English schools were awarded A* to C grades by each of the examination boards at GCSE in (a) 1995, (b) 2000, (c) 2005, and (d) 2010.   HL6425

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pupils in English schools were entered by each of the examination boards for the GCSE in (a) mathematics, (b) geography, (c) history, (d) French, and (e) German, in (1) 1995, (2) 2000, (3) 2005, and (4) 2010.   HL6426

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 20 January (WA 64), how spending by the Ministry of Defence on research into Gulf War illnesses compares with the $402,172,122 spent on such research by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.   HL6427

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 27 January (WA 184), whether they have estimated the number of chronically sick and disabled persons who will have their income reduced as a consequence of proposed changes to the Disability Living Allowance.   HL6428

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask the Chairman of Committees, further to his Written Answer on 27 January (WA 200), what is the length of the rolling period over which allowances are calculated; and what he estimates the overnight sitting would have cost in terms of staff overtime if it had happened in the previous rolling period.   HL6429

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the demolition by Israeli forces of 17 houses and a school in the Bedouin village of Al-Daqeqa on 12 January.   HL6430

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the alleged killing on 7 January by an Israeli soldier of Mr Omar al-Qawasmy in the al-Sheikh neighbourhood of Hebron, and the discharge from service on 19 January of the individual alleged to be responsible, without criminal proceedings.   HL6431

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the wounding of six Palestinians on 13 January in Qasra village.   HL6432

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the alleged killing during 2010 of 109 Palestinians by Israelis, the demolition of 145 Palestinian houses in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, and the confiscation of 4,826 dunums of Palestinian land.   HL6433

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take following the recently published recommendation of Professor Richard Falk, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories that the United Nations should include Hamas in peace negotiations.   HL6434

Lord Ryder of Wensum to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to reduce the number of regulations which affect business competitiveness; and what progress they have made in publishing the details and numbers of regulations repealed by each department since May 2010.
   HL6435

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 27 January (WA 190), what is their assessment of the National Audit Office’s identification of £398 million of fines already paid and £601 million set aside for future payments; and what assessment they have made of the effect that those levies will have on public service and the United Kingdom’s net contributions to the European Union budget.   HL6436

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the European Commission suggesting that they do not make new proposals for legislation, and re-examine existing legislation to see whether it is necessary.   HL6437

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the European Commission suggesting that they assess whether any of the powers contained in existing European Union legislation should be returned to member nations.   HL6438

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual amount of aid paid to Egypt by the European Union; what proportion is paid by the United Kingdom; and whether any of it is used for military or policing purposes.   HL6439

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much United Kingdom aid is paid directly and through the European Union, as contributions to (a) NATO, (b) the Council of Europe, (c) the United Nations and (d) as gross payments to the European budget.   HL6440

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the consequences of rulings by the European Court of Human Rights for United Kingdom businesses, individuals, government and other public authorities and the sovereignty of Parliament.   HL6441

Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government why Lord Hunt of Kings Heath’s Question for Written Answer HL4848, tabled on 1 December 2010, remains unanswered on 31 January; and whether the delay has involved consulting police forces on the meaning of "front line policing".
   HL6442

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will answer HL4848, tabled on 1 December 2010.   HL6443

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the monthly Markit’s Household Finance Index showing that 34 per cent of households reported a deterioration in their finances.   HL6444

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many jobs have been created by the private sector since May 2010; and how many jobs have been lost since then.   HL6445

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many households in England they forecast will be living in poverty by the end of 2011; and how that compares with the previous five years for which figures are available.   HL6446

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed the implications for social cohesion of any increased unemployment, decreased public social services and increased poverty; and, if so, what action they propose to take.   HL6447

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the government of Iraq has provided the United Kingdom embassy in Baghdad with a copy of a report by its Ministry of Human Rights into events at Camp Ashraf in July 2009.   HL6448

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on identifying a suitable faux fur alternative to Canadian black bear fur to provide ceremonial headwear for the Household Division’s five Foot Guard Regiments.   HL6449

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

1 December (15 December)

HL4848 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

10 January (24 January)

HL5636 Lord Taylor of Warwick [HO]

HL5654 The Countess of Mar [DfT]

11 January (25 January)

HL5779 Lord Condon [HO]

12 January (26 January)

HL5815 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL5824 Lord Bradshaw [DfT]

13 January (27 January)

HL5879 Lord Stevenson of Balmacara [DfT]

17 January (31 January)

HL5910 Lord Dykes [HO]

HL5915 Lord Dykes [DfT]

HL5929 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL5934 Lord Myners [HMT]

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

[DfT] 4

[HMT] 3

[HO] 4

Bills in Progress 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

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

2 February

Fixed-term Parliaments

Government

Remembrance Sunday (Closure of Shops) [HL]

Private Member’s

City of London (Various Powers) [HL]

Private

Transport for London [HL]

Private

9 February

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

8 February

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

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies

Government

1 February

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

Marine Navigation Aids [HL]

Private Member’s

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

Waiting for Third Reading

Budget Responsibility and National Audit [HL]

Government

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

Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2011

Draft Jobseeker’s Allowance (Work Experience) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

Draft Financial Assistance Scheme (Revaluation and Indexation Amendments) Regulations 2011

Draft Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (Consequential Amendments to the Mobile Homes Act 1983) Order 2011

Draft Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment of Schedule 1 and Consequential Amendments) (England) Order 2011

Draft Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Jurisdiction of Residential Property Tribunals) (England) Order 2011

Draft Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order 2011

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

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

14 February

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

14th Report

8 February

Draft Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011

14 February

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

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

3 February

Draft Investment Bank (Amendment of Definition) Order 2011

3 February

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

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires

To be considered

17th Report

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules

16 February

19th Report

Transfer of Functions (Dormant Accounts) Order 2010

17 February

Legislative Reform Order 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 Policy Statement 

Scrutiny time expires

Considered

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.

Tuesday 1 February

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

European Union

EU Sub-Committee G Social Policy and Consumer Affairs

1.30pm

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Science and Technology

Sub Committee I Behaviour Change

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 2 February

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs

10.30am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

4.00pm

Thursday 3 February

European Union

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

10.00am

Wednesday 9 February

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Thursday 10 February

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 15 February

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 2 March

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 15 March

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 16 March

Information

Domestic Committee

3.45pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 31 January 2011 

The House met at 2.15pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Guildford.

1  Baroness King of Bow Oona Tamsyn King, having been created Baroness King of Bow, of Bow in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 26 January 2011, was introduced between Lord Alli and Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead, made and subscribed the solemn affirmation and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2  Baroness Randerson Jennifer Elizabeth Randerson, having been created Baroness Randerson, of Roath Park in the City of Cardiff, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 27 January 2011, was introduced between Baroness Walmsley and Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

3  Lord Noon Sir Gulam Kaderbhoy Noon, Knight, MBE, having been created Baron Noon, of St John’s Wood in the London Borough of Camden, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 27 January 2011, was introduced between Baroness Jay of Paddington and Lord Sainsbury of Turville, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

4  Viscountcy of Colville of Culross in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Lord Chancellor reported that Charles Mark Townshend Colville had established his succession to the Viscountcy of Colville of Culross in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter Viscount of Colville of Culross on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).

Public Business

5  Airports: Heathrow A question was asked by Lord Gavron and answered by Earl Attlee.

6  Employment law A question was asked by Baroness Turner of Camden and answered by Baroness Wilcox.

7  Monetary Policy Committee A question was asked by Lord Myners and answered by Lord Sassoon.

8  Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Act 2010 A question was asked by Baroness Williams of Crosby and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

9  Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] The report was received. Amendments were agreed to. It was ordered that the bill, as amended, be printed. (HL Bill 42)

10  Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 94. The House resumed.

11  Egypt Lord Howell of Guildford repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

12  Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 95. The House resumed after amendment 107A was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 10.08pm until Tuesday 1 February at 2.15pm.

Michael Pownall

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.

Energy Bill [HL] The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 30ZA. The Committee adjourned after clause 97 was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 7.27pm.

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

Health-

   (1) Government response to the 2nd Report of the House of Commons Health Committee on Public Expenditure.    (8007)

   (2) Government response to the 3rd Report of the House of Commons Health Committee on Commissioning.    (8009)

Statutory Instrument (Standing Order 70)

The following negative instrument was laid before the House on 28 January 2011:

   Official Feed and Food Controls (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2011, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.    (136)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Financial Assistance Scheme (Revaluation and Indexation Amendments) Regulations 2011, laid under the Pensions Act 2004.

2 Draft Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (Consequential Amendments to the Mobile Homes Act 1983) Order 2011, laid under the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008.

3 Draft Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment of Schedule 1 and Consequential Amendments) (England) Order 2011, laid under the Mobile Homes Act 1983.

4 Draft Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Jurisdiction of Residential Property Tribunals) (England) Order 2011, laid under the Housing Act 2004.

5 Draft Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order 2011, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Accounts for 2009–10 of the Dartford–Thurrock Crossing Charging Scheme, laid under the Trunk Road Charging Schemes (Bridges and Tunnels) (Keeping of Accounts) (England) Regulations 2003.

2 Draft Climate Change Levy (Fuel Use and Recycling Processes) (Amendment) Regulations 2011, laid under the Finance Act 2000.