House of Lords Business

Wednesday 23 March 2011 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with the government of the United States about the extradition of Gary McKinnon.

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will launch a consultation on the current exemptions from regulation under section 2 of the Video Recordings Act 2010.

*Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from the Welsh Assembly Government concerning possible changes to the law in Wales relating to organ donation.

*Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will respond to the report by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner on the restraint of young people in custody.

†Draft Defamation Bill Lord Strathclyde to move that it is expedient that a joint committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the draft Defamation Bill presented to both Houses on 15 March (Cm 8020) and that the committee should report on the draft Bill by 19 July 2011.

Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity (Lord Strathclyde) to move that the order of 10 March referring the Code of Recommended Practice to a Grand Committee be discharged.

†Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 Lord McNally to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 2 February be approved. 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 16 March

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

Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (Consequential Amendments to the Mobile Homes Act 1983) Order 2011 Baroness Hanham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 31 January be approved. 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 2 March

Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment of Schedule 1 and Consequential Amendments) (England) Order 2011 Baroness Hanham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 31 January be approved. 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 2 March

Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Jurisdiction of Residential Property Tribunals) (England) Order 2011 Baroness Hanham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 31 January be approved. 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 2 March

Public Bodies Bill [HL] Report [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 11th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

The following three motions are expected to be debated together:

Ecclesiastical Fees (Amendment) Measure The Lord Bishop of Exeter to move that this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Ecclesiastical Fees (Amendment) Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent. (Dinner break business)

Care of Cathedrals Measure The Lord Bishop of Exeter to move that this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Care of Cathedrals Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent. (Dinner break business)

Mission and Pastoral Measure The Lord Bishop of Exeter to move that this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Mission and Pastoral Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent. (Dinner break business)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

The following three motions are expected to be debated together:

Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Sassoon] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Sassoon] 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Sassoon] 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) (Family Proceedings) Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord McNally] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Family Procedure (Modification of Enactments) Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord McNally] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Data Protection (Subject Access Modification) (Social Work) (Amendment) Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord McNally] 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Offshore Chemicals (Amendment) Regulations 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Marland] 12th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Marland] 12th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Marland] 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Future Business 

Thursday 24 March at 11.00am

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role that learning English as a foreign language plays in the integration of people from different backgrounds.

*Baroness Williams of Crosby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the cost of the reorganisation of the National Health Service and what proportion of that is due to redundancy and early retirement.

*Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what means exist for them to challenge judgments of the European Court of Human Rights which have overruled decisions of the United Kingdom Supreme Court in ways which the Government consider unfounded in law.

†*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received asking them to help stop human trafficking by opting in to the European Union Directive.

†Statutory Instruments The Chairman of Committees to move that Baroness Berridge be appointed a member of the Joint Committee in place of Lord Campbell of Alloway, resigned.

Lord Lawson of Blaby to call attention to Government policies to promote enterprise, growth and the fundamental rebalancing of the economy; and to move for papers.

Baroness Sharp of Guildford 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)

Monday 28 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of people sleeping rough in London; and what proposals they have to reduce the number.

*Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take in response to the recommendation on gaps in the National Preventive Mechanism made in the first annual report of the United Kingdom’s Preventive Mechanism under the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will include the Ebbw Valley Line in the development of the business case for the electrification of the Cardiff Valley lines.

†*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the likely implications of the discovery of shale gas on United Kingdom energy policy.

Road Vehicles (Powers to Stop) Regulations 2011 Lord Shutt of Greetland to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 1 February be approved. 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 16 March

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

London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Jenkin of Roding] (Dinner break business)

Tuesday 29 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Low of Dalston to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the level of preventable sight loss in the United Kingdom; and whether they will include that issue in the proposed Healthy Lives, Healthy People strategy.

*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with communities affected by flooding about their proposed flood defence allocations.

*Lord Steel of Aikwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timetable for implementing the increased maximum ethanol content in petrol; and what effect the change will have on the engines of classic and vintage vehicles. [I]

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President, Jaguar Drivers’ Club

Building Regulations (Review) Bill [HL] Report [Lord Harrison]

Fixed-term Parliaments Bill Committee (day 3) [Lord Wallace of Tankerness] 10th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 8th Report from the Constitution Committee

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce regulatory burdens on British agriculture. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Warm Home Discount Regulations 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Marland] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Export Control (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint] 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 24th Report from the Merits Committee

Employment Equality (Repeal of Retirement Age Provisions) Regulations 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Wilcox] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Patents County Court (Financial Limits) Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Wilcox] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Attlee] 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Licensing Act 2003 (Royal Wedding Licensing Hours) Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Verma] 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Equality Act 2010 (Public Authorities and Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Verma] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Wednesday 30 March at 3.00pm

*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the quality and quantity of physical education in schools.

*Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they plan to give 16–19 year olds in further education.

*Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Afghanistan about recent proposals to take control of women’s shelters.

Pensions Bill [HL] Report [Lord Freud]

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

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. (1 hour)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current provision of specialist neuromuscular services in England. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the present arrangements for monitoring and patrolling motorways. (1 hour)

Thursday 31 March at 11.00am

*Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what specific initiatives they are planning to implement the Olympic Truce for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

*Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to remove the threshold of 40 per cent of the electorate having to vote "yes" in ballots on trade union recognition in order to secure a positive result in addition to a simple majority.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask the Chairman of Committees what consideration can be given to widening the scope of House of Lords prayers into devotions encompassing other Christian traditions and the faiths that are represented in the House.

Lord Hollick to call attention to the case for policies to support economic growth and to promote investment, innovation, technology, infrastructure, skills and job creation; and to move for papers.

Lord Turnberg to call attention to standards of care and the commissioning of services in the National Health Service; and to move for papers.

Lord Roper to move that this House endorses the proposal of the European Union Committee for Future inter-parliamentary scrutiny of EU foreign, defence and security policy, and requests the Lord Speaker or her representative to present it to the EU Speakers’ Conference in April 2011. (7th Report, HL Paper 85)

Monday 4 April at 2.30pm

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what conclusions they have drawn from the recent public consultation on the proposed acquisition of BSkyB by News Corporation.

*Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to improve the timeliness of the dispatch and return of postal ballots for voters in the armed forces.

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the resources available to the Ministry of Defence match the United Kingdom’s military commitments.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have reorganised primary care trusts with effect from April; and how that relates to the further reorganisation proposed in the Health and Social Care Bill.

It is expected that the Report stage of the Public Bodies Bill [HL] will conclude.

†Draft Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004 (Remedial) Order 2010 Baroness Neville-Jones to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 20 December 2010 be approved. 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights (Dinner break business)

Tuesday 5 April at 2.30pm

*The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Burundi’s role in long-term regional stability and regional integration strategies in the light of their decision to cease bilateral aid for Burundi.

*Lord Clinton-Davis to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reconsider their decision to withdraw discretionary funding to the International Labour Organization.

*Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their forecast of the effect that proposed efficiency savings will have on the availability of joint replacement procedures in the National Health Service.

European Union Bill Committee [Lord Howell of Guildford]

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Draft National Policy Statement for Waste Water Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley]

Wednesday 6 April at 11.00am

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the evidence of telephone hacking by newspapers, and what action they propose to take.

*Lord Campbell of Alloway to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they will make to the Council of Ministers to give consideration to the Joint Declaration by the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom regarding the financial management of European Union funds, made at the Economic and Financial Council on 15 February, before the European Union Budget for 2010 is discharged.

*Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their political and security assessment of Kyrgyzstan one year on from the protest movement.

†Postal Services Bill Committee (day 4) [Baroness Wilcox] 9th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

†Tuesday 26 April at 2.30pm

It is expected that the Committee stage of the European Union Bill will continue.

Friday 13 May at 10.00am

Sports Grounds Safety Authority Bill Second Reading [Lord Faulkner of Worcester]

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

Estates of Deceased Persons (Forfeiture Rule and Law of Succession) Bill Second Reading [Lord Hunt of Wirral]

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

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballots on 4 April for debates on 28 April and 5 May. 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.

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 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.

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.

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 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 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.

Lord Myners to call attention to the Government’s strategy for restoring economic growth; and to move for papers.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to call attention to the proposed cuts to the BBC World Service; and to move for papers.

Lord Clement-Jones to call attention to the case for a policy to strengthen the United Kingdom’s national heritage; and to move for papers.

Lord Patel to call attention to the White Paper Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our strategy for public health in England; and to move for papers.

Lord Rana to call attention to the case for a global living wage, according to the cost of living in the country in question; and to move for papers.

Lord Greaves to call attention to the role of community cohesion and the integration of individuals within the British multicultural society, in particular the role played by teaching and learning English as a second language; and to move for papers.

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to call attention to the role of the Crossbench peers in the House of Lords; and to move for papers.

Lord Lingfield to call attention to the education of boys; and to move for papers.

Lord Tanlaw to call attention to the devolution of time zones; and to move for papers.

Lord Wigley to call attention to the Government’s plans for the S4C Welsh language television channel; and to move for papers.

Lord Davies of Stamford to call attention to the absence of any legal impediment or sanction restricting the flow of ransom money to pirates or terrorists in Somalia or elsewhere; and to move for papers.

Lord Low of Dalston to call attention to the impact of Government policies on disabled people; and to move for papers.

Viscount Bridgeman to call attention to the different requirements on health professionals from European Union and non-European Union countries seeking to practise in the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

Lord Lexden to call attention to the role and work of the Charity Commission; and to move for papers.

Select Committee Report 

The date on which the report was published is in italics

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

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 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.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to call attention to the decline in numbers of police officers and police community support officers; and to move for papers.

Lord Selsdon to call attention to the historic relationship between Egypt and the United Kingdom and the current level of bilateral trade; and to move for papers.

The Earl of Clancarty to call attention to the case for increasing the amount of public space in the United Kingdom and improving access to it; 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.

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to call attention to the report of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir John Beddington, The Future of Food and Farming: Challenges and choices for global sustainability; and to move for papers.

Lord Desai to call attention to the challenges posed by multiculturalism, in particular how to accommodate practices of diverse faiths; and to move for papers.

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to call attention to the decision taken by the House Committee and the Administration and Works Committee to end without report to or discussion in the chamber the daily delivery of Hansard to members living in London; and to move for papers.

Lord Williams of Elvel to call attention to the European Convention on Human Rights; and to move for papers.

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House takes note of the Immigration (Designation of Travel Bans) (Amendment) Order 2011 (SI 2011/547). 24th Report from the Merits Committee

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House takes note of the Libya (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011(SI 2011/605). 24th Report from the Merits Committee

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how their proposed changes to the health and safety system will encourage safer and healthier work places.

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 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.

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to secure the future of Citizens Advice Bureaux in the Big Society, in light of the reductions in funding.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the levels of interest charged by, and the practices of, certain loan and credit companies.

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recent report by the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly on The Irish community in Britain: follow-up report.

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the availability of radiotherapy treatment for patients with cancers and how that affects outcomes in cancer patients.

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures in the Health and Social Care Bill will ensure early diagnosis of dementia.

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the United Kingdom’s relationship with Morocco.

The Earl of Shrewsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact Council Directive 1999/74/EC will have on the competitiveness of the United Kingdom egg industry from 1 January 2012.

Lord Loomba to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to mark the first United Nations International Widows Day on 23 June.

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to assist the governments of south and north Sudan to consolidate the rule of law and to strengthen democratic and transparent governance and adherence to human rights following their separation into two countries on 9 July.

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how relations with Pakistan have been affected by the end of military rule.

Lord Davies of Stamford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce any legal impediment or sanction on the payment of ransoms to pirates or terrorists in Somalia or elsewhere.

Lord Low of Dalston to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of Government policies on disabled people.

Lord Luke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for improving the teaching of history in schools.

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for improving transport links between London and the regions.

Baroness Young of Hornsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role that the arts and cultural and creative industries can play in international development, particularly in the Commonwealth.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 22 March and due for answer by 5 April.

Lord Davies of Stamford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to proceed with the purchase of the Rivet Joint aircraft.   HL7928

Lord Davies of Stamford to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 17 March (WA 85–6), whether the savings for the scrapping of the Nimrod maritime surveillance aircraft are net of the cost of mitigating assets and their operation.   HL7929

Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the practicality of using thorium in reactors as a safer source of energy than uranium.   HL7930

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (a) the €17 billion spent by the European Investment Bank on climate action projects in the European Union in 2010, and (b) the €16.5 billion spent on climate protection and environment projects by the KfW Bankengruppe in Germany in 2009; and what impact this has had on their plans for the Green Investment Bank.   HL7931

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the cost of policing dual carriageways to achieve at least 95 per cent compliance with a maximum speed limit of (a) 80 miles per hour, and (b) 70 miles per hour.   HL7932

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the additional carbon dioxide emissions from cars if the speed limit is raised from 70 to 80 miles per hour.   HL7933

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to regulate animal sanctuaries.   HL7934

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to introduce a code of practice on the welfare of rabbits.   HL7935

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to allow the televising of proceedings in court.   HL7936

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many civil servants are entitled to first class rail travel when on official business.   HL7937

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will introduce a bill enabling electors to recall their Member of Parliament.   HL7938

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to make provisions enabling electors to recall elected members of a reformed House of Lords.   HL7939

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to work more closely with the independent schools sector in order to increase social mobility in England.   HL7940

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average cost of educating a primary or secondary school age pupil in England in (a) the public sector, and (b) the independent sector, for each of the years 2008–09, 2009–10, and 2010–11.   HL7941

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what charges a state primary or a state secondary school in England is allowed to make to parents for educational or support services. 
   HL7942

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what charges Academies or Free Schools are allowed to make to parents for educational or support services.   HL7943

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current statutory entitlement for careers education advice and guidance for (a) secondary pupils, (b) sixth form college students, and (c) 16–19 year old sixth form students attending educational establishments in England. 
   HL7944

Baroness Hooper to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to ratify the Agreement Concerning Cooperation in Suppressing Illicit Maritime and Air Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances in the Caribbean Area, which was signed in 2003.   HL7945

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 23 November (WA 321), whether they now have knowledge of the whereabouts and welfare of Mr Ehneligoda; and whether they intend to make further representations concerning his case.   HL7946

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the total cost of implementing the recommendation of the Government Advisory Committee on Blood, Tissues and Organs that the P-Capt filter should be introduced for filtering blood given to those born since 1 January 1996.   HL7947

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to implement the recommendations of the Government Advisory Committee on Blood, Tissues and Organs that further measures should be introduced to protect the United Kingdom blood supply from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.   HL7948

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of the Government Advisory Committee on Blood, Tissues and Organs.   HL7949

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the current functions of the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee.   HL7950

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the feasibility of introducing a test to detect the presence of infectious prions in blood.   HL7951

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with ministers and officials in the Republic of Ireland regarding the implementation of prion filtration. 
   HL7952

Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the human rights of children and young people with intellectual disabilities in other countries.   HL7953

Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that tuition fees for medical students do not discourage applicants from middle and lower income families.   HL7954

Lord Trefgarne to ask the Chairman of Committees whether he will bring forward proposals to improve the illumination of the Armada paintings installed in the Prince’s Chamber.   HL7955

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they and the Quartet are negotiating for early elections, municipal, parliamentary and presidential, in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. 
   HL7956

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they and the Quartet have for allowing new housing in Area C of the West Bank, in order to accommodate the natural increase of the existing Palestinian population.   HL7957

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Cuba about three opposition members imprisoned since 2003, and about the detention of Mr N R Lobaina.   HL7958

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will work to ensure that foreign workers and Libyan nationals who wish to leave Libya are able to do so.   HL7959

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any Atos Healthcare Centres that are used for Work Capability Assessments are inaccessible to wheelchair users.   HL7960

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people currently claiming Carer’s Allowance will be affected by the change in state pension age proposed in the Pensions Bill [HL]. 
   HL7961

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what compensation arrangements are in place regarding the power surge from Western Power Distribution into Cardiff signal box, which resulted in huge delays for train users in South Wales on 22 March.   HL7962

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made to meet the 2012 deadline for implementing an ecologically coherent network of marine conservation zones in the United Kingdom; and what further steps they are taking to protect sharks both in our waters and elsewhere in the world.   HL7963

The Lord Bishop of Exeter to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the Department for International Development forecasts to spend on faith based development projects in 2010–11; and what budgetary allocation has been made for 2011–12.   HL7964

The Lord Bishop of Exeter to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the Foreign and Commonwealth Office forecasts to spend on human rights projects in 2010–11; and what budgetary allocation has been made for 2011–12.   HL7965

The Lord Bishop of Exeter to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the Foreign and Commonwealth Office forecasts to spend on monitoring religious freedom overseas in 2010–11; and what budgetary allocation has been made for 2011–12.   HL7966

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 21 March (WA 118–19), when they expect the figure for expenditure by the British Council in 2009–10 to be available.   HL7967

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 22 March (HL7657), what is their estimate of the number of people fatally affected by NHS blood and blood products infected by HIV.   HL7968

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentages of the newly created apprenticeships they forecast to be taken up for sponsorship by (a) the private sector, (b) the public sector, and (c) third sector organisations.   HL7969

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the proposed removal of the requirement for public bodies to provide evidence of their consideration of the fair treatment of groups protected under the Equality Act 2010 in the discharge of their function does not undermine the advancement of equality and fair treatment of those groups.   HL7970

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many legal challenges have been made in the past year about their failure to comply with statutory duties under equality legislation; what were the outcomes; and what remedial action, if any, has been initiated.   HL7971

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support textile waste recycling; what steps they have taken to increase such recycling; and what evidence they have on whether it is increasing.   HL7972

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of coal used for British energy was imported in each year from 1984 until 2010.   HL7973

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average number of miners employed in the coal industry in each year from 1984 until 2010.   HL7974

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the assessment of the staff of the United Kingdom Embassy in Iraq who spoke to refugees at Camp Ashraf regarding medical facilities in the course of their visit on 11 March.   HL7975

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iraq regarding access to medical facilities for refugees at Camp Ashraf; and what has been the response.   HL7976

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their forecast of the proportion of dentists who will register with the Care Quality Commission.   HL7977

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will approve the registration fee that will be payable by dentists to the Care Quality Commission.   HL7978

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, without the publication of results for liquidity stress tests, the proposed stress tests on European banks to be conducted by the European Banking Authority (EBA) can be credible; and whether they will press the EBA to publish liquidity outcomes.   HL7979

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidelines they have issued, or are in force, concerning the procedures to be followed when the mother of a breastfeeding infant is compulsorily detained under the Mental Health Acts or otherwise.   HL7980

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the response of the European Union, in its role as chair of the Kimberley Process (KP) working group on monitoring, to the authorisation by the KP chairman, Mathiey Yamba, for Zimbabwe to resume exports of rough diamonds.   HL7981

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the bombing in Gaza on the night of 21 March.   HL7982

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they have taken to contact the Hamas Government in Gaza following renewed firing of rockets into Southern Israel.   HL7983

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to establish a no fly zone over Gaza.   HL7984

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government in how many families in receipt of housing benefit the claimant is (a) a man, and (b) a woman; and in how many families the claim is a joint claim, excluding same-sex couples in both cases.   HL7985

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (a) private tenancies, and (b) social housing tenancies, for dwellings occupied by couples are held (1) by men as individuals, (2) by women as individuals, and (3) jointly by couples.   HL7986

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the number and proportion of (a) men, and (b) women, affected by the imposition of a time limit on contributory Employment and Support Allowance who will be eligible for means-tested benefits in compensation.   HL7987

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will make an announcement about the 20 pence tax differential between sustainable biodiesel, particularly that produced from reclaimed cooking oil, and regular diesel.   HL7988

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in light of the estimate by the UK Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance that there is the potential to produce ten times current volumes of biodiesels from used cooking oil, what proposals they have to encourage the recycling of used cooking oil into biodiesel.   HL7989

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with professional institutions concerning planning a route to membership through apprenticeships, part-time study and practical experience.   HL7990

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the financial terms under which Southeastern have been given a two-year extension of their franchise.   HL7991

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money was received and paid out under rail franchise cap and collar revenue support and share systems, in 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, and 2009–10; and what are the projected figures for 2010–11.   HL7992

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of benefits were made up in small time savings of under two minutes in the ten most recent transport projects approved using the New Approach to Appraisal.   HL7993

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the likely impact for British researchers of the Opinion of the Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Case C-34/10 (Brüstle v Greenpeace); and whether the definitions employed by the Advocate General accord with those in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 (as amended).   HL7994

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in any future discussions about lending funds to the Republic of Ireland, they will require the government of the Republic to review (a) residency rights of non-Irish citizens, (b) admissibility criteria for public sector posts, and (c) the role of the Catholic Church in the police force, in line with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 
   HL7995

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking action to promote population control.   HL7996

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the population size in their consideration of climate change and world poverty.   HL7997

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for changes to healthcare for United Kingdom residents while on the Isle of Man.   HL7998

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review the vetting of senior bank officials at the Royal Bank of Scotland (Ireland).   HL7999

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to investigate whether imported race and religious hatred material is being used in faith schools, including out of school religious classes.   HL8000

Lord Ezra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether National Savings and Investments adhere to the Guidance Notes for ISA Managers issued by HM Revenue and Customs.   HL8001

Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan regarding attacks on Christians in light of the fact that human rights are a core element of Department for International Development aid programmes.   HL8002

Lord Hollick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to prevent mis-selling of pensions following the introduction of auto enrolment.   HL8003

Lord Hollick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the cost of the subsidy to the National Employment Savings Trust; by how much this would be reduced if the £4,200 limit on individual annual payments was removed; and what are the factors considered in calculating the subsidy. 
   HL8004

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

8 February (22 February)

HL6741 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DfE]

HL6743 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DfE]

HL6782 Lord Laird [DfE]

9 February (23 February)

HL6807 Lord Beecham [DfE]

16 February (2 March)

HL7142 Baroness Browning [DWP]

28 February (14 March)

HL7169 Lord Berkeley [DfT]

HL7203 Lord Laird [HO]

HL7212 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DfT]

3 March (17 March)

HL7370 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [CO]

HL7374 Lord Moonie [DfE]

4 March (18 March)

HL7400 Lord Berkeley [DfT]

HL7401 Lord Berkeley [DfT]

7 March (21 March)

HL7465 Lord Laird [FCO]

8 March (22 March)

HL7476 Lord Hunt of Chesterton [CO]

HL7500 Baroness Tonge [FCO]

HL7506 Baroness Jones of Whitchurch [DfE]

HL7507 Baroness Jones of Whitchurch [DfE]

HL7508 Baroness Jones of Whitchurch [DfE]

HL7526 Lord Hylton [DfE]

HL7533 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [HO]

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

[CO] 2

[DfE] 9

[DfT] 4

[DWP] 1

[FCO] 2

[HO] 2

Bills in Progress 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

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

Remembrance Sunday (Closure of Shops) [HL]

Private Member’s

Parliament Square (Management) [HL]

Private Member’s

Electric Personal Vehicles (Use on Highways) [HL]

Private Member’s

Charities [HL] (Consolidation Bill)

Government

Sports Grounds Safety Authority

Private Member’s

13 May

Estates of Deceased Persons (Forfeiture Rule and Law of Succession)

Private Member’s

13 May

Human Trafficking (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) [HL]

Private Member’s

Wreck Removal Convention

Private Member’s

City of London (Various Powers) [HL]

Private

Transport for London [HL]

Private

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 Committee of the Whole House

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

Marine Navigation Aids [HL]

Private Member’s

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

Fixed-term Parliaments

Government

29 March

Postal Services

Government

6 April

Live Music [HL]

Private Member’s

European Union

Government

5 April

Waiting for Report

Dog Control [HL]

Private Member’s

Building Regulations (Review) [HL]

Private Member’s

29 March

Public Bodies [HL] (Northern Ireland Assembly Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

23 March

Pensions [HL]

Government

30 March

Waiting for Third Reading

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

Private

28 March

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

Energy [HL]

Government

London Local Authorities [HL]

Private

Measures in Progress 

To be considered

Waiting for Affirmative Approval

Care of Cathedrals Measure

23 March

Mission and Pastoral Measure

23 March

Ecclesiastical Fees (Amendment) Measure

23 March

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

The Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee has drawn attention to certain instruments in the reports indicated

Merits Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Draft Social Security (Electronic Communications) Order 2011

Draft Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975 (Amendment) Order 2011

Draft Taxation of Equitable Life (Payments) Order 2011

Draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Nitrous Oxide) Regulations 2011

Draft Pensions Appeal Tribunals Act 1943 (Time Limit for Appeals) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

Draft Pensions Appeal Tribunals Act 1943 (Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme) (Rights of Appeal) Regulations 2011

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Offshore Chemicals (Amendment) Regulations 2011

23 March

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

23 March

Draft Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order 2011

23 March

Draft Data Protection (Subject Access Modification) (Social Work) (Amendment) Order 2011

23 March

Draft Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) (Family Proceedings) Order 2011

23 March

Draft Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity

23rd Report

Draft Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2011

23 March

Draft Family Procedure (Modification of Enactments) Order 2011

23 March

Draft Licensing Act 2003 (Royal Wedding Licensing Hours) Order 2011

29 March

Draft Equality Act 2010 (Public Authorities and Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) Order 2011

29 March

Draft Patents County Court (Financial Limits) Order 2011

29 March

Draft Warm Home Discount Regulations 2011

29 March

Draft Employment Equality (Repeal of Retirement Age Provisions)
Regulations 2011

29 March

Draft Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Order 2011

23 March

Draft Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2011

23 March

Export Control (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2011

24th Report

29 March

Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2011

29 March

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

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

23 March

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

23 March

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

23 March

Draft Road Vehicles (Powers to Stop) Regulations 2011

28 March

Draft Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

23 March

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

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

21st Report

Draft Media Ownership (Radio and Cross-media) Order 2011

Draft Employment and Support Allowance (Work-Related Activity) Regulations 2011

24th Report

Draft Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Amendment of List of Responders) Order 2011

Draft Charities (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Order 2011

Draft Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Order 2011

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Approved Regulators) Order 2011

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires

To be considered

24th Report

Immigration (Designation of Travel Bans) (Amendment) Order 2011

27 April

Libya (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011

30 April

26th Report

Accession (Immigration and Worker Registration) (Revocation, Savings and Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2011

7 May

Hybrid Instrument in Progress 

Waiting for expiry of petitioning period

Legislative Reform (Epping Forest) Order 2011 [4 April]

National Policy Statement 

Scrutiny time expires

To be considered

Draft National Policy Statement for Waste Water

17 May

5 April

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

The date in brackets is the date of expiry of the statutory period

To be considered

Order under paragraph 4 referred to the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Terrorism Act 2000 (Remedial) Order 2011 [21 October]

Draft order waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004 (Remedial) Order 2010 [17 March] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

4 April

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 23 March

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

10.30am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

4.00pm

Thursday 24 March

European Union

EU Sub-Committee G Social Policy and Consumer Affairs

9.30am

European Union

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

10.00am

Monday 28 March

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Energy and Transport

4.00pm

Tuesday 29 March

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

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

Procedure

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects (Temporary Extension) Bills

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 30 March

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Monday 4 April

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 5 April

Science and Technology

Select Committee

9.30am

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Thursday 28 April

Audit

Domestic Committee

3.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 22 March 2011 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Exeter.

1 Lord Glendonbrook Sir Michael David Bishop, Knight, CBE, having been created Baron Glendonbrook, of Bowdon in the County of Cheshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 1 February 2011, was introduced between Lord Tugendhat and Lord Baker of Dorking, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Select Committee Reports

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

26th Report, on the following negative instrument:  
Accession (Immigration and Worker Registration) (Revocation, Savings and Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2011. (HL Paper 122)

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

Facilitating Peaceful Protest. (10th Report, HL Paper 123)

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

The Future of Economic Governance in the European Union (12th Report, HL Paper 124) 
The EU Financial Framework from 2014. (13th Report, HL Paper 125)

Public Business

5 Agriculture: farming A question was asked by Lord Harrison and answered by Lord Henley.

6 Arms trade A question was asked by Lord Judd and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

7 Great War: centenary commemoration A question was asked by Lord Faulkner of Worcester and answered by Lord Astor of Hever.

8 Transport: Penzance and Isles of Scilly ferry service A question was asked by Lord Berkeley and answered by Earl Attlee.

9 Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2011 Lord Sassoon moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 3 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Order 2011 Lord Sassoon moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 3 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 Greater Manchester Combined Authority Order 2011 Lord Taylor of Holbeach moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 7 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12 National Insurance Contributions Bill The bill was read a third time and passed.

13 European Union Bill Lord Howell of Guildford signified the Queen’s consent. Then he moved that the bill be now read a second time. The debate on the motion was adjourned.

14 Student visas Earl Attlee repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

15 Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons with a privilege amendment. The amendment was considered and agreed to.

16 Royal Assent The Deputy Speaker (Lord Geddes) notified the Queen’s Assent to the following Acts:

National Insurance Contributions Act

c 3

Budget Responsibility and National Audit Act

c 4

17 European Union Bill The second reading debate was resumed. After further debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

The House adjourned at 12.08am on Wednesday 23 March until 3.00pm the same day.

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.

Command Papers

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

Broadcasting-Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General on the BBC’s Management on the Costs of Producing Continuing Drama.    (-)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Nitrous Oxide) Regulations 2011, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (-)

2 (1) Draft Pensions Appeal Tribunals Act 1943 (Time Limit for Appeals) (Amendment) Regulations 2011   (-)

(2) Draft Pensions Appeal Tribunals Act 1943 (Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme) (Rights of Appeal) Regulations 2011   (-)

laid under the Pensions Appeal Tribunals Act 1943.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Mutual Societies (Electronic Communications) Order 2011, laid under the Electronic Communications Act 2000.   (593)

2 Airport Byelaws (Designation) Order 2011, laid under the Airports Act 1986.   (828)

3 Aerodromes (Designation) (Detention and Sale of Aircraft) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Order 2011, laid under the Civil Aviation Act 1982.   (832)

4 (1) Workmen’s Compensation (Supplementation) (Amendment) Scheme 2011   (868)

(2) Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Dependency) (Permitted Earnings Limits) Order 2011
   (869)

laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.

5 (1) Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2011   (881)

(2) Egypt (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011   (887)

(3) Tunisia (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011   (888)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

6 Friendly Societies (Proxy Voting) Regulations 2011, laid under the Friendly Societies Act 1992. 
     (883)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Return for 2010 of expenditure incurred and prosecutions taken under the Animal Health Act 1981 and incidences of disease in imported animals, laid under the Animal Health Act 1981.

2 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Medical Research Council, laid under the Science and Technology Act 1965.