House of Lords Business

Thursday 20 October 2011 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Morris of Handsworth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the conclusions in paragraph 18 of the recent report by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination which criticise the decision by the Home Office to remove the national requirement of the police to record "stop and account" activity.

*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposed universal credit is included in the Treasury’s risk register of projects that are at risk of overspending, delay or failure.

*Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to encourage more research and development work in the areas of food, environment and rural affairs; and, if so, how.

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following their announcement with regard to succession to the Crown, whether they have any plans to change the law of succession with regard to hereditary peerages.

†Business of the House Lord Strathclyde to move that the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Blencathra set down for today shall be limited to 1½ hours and that in the name of Lord Luke to 3½ hours.

European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Second Agreement amending the Cotonou Agreement) Order 2011 Baroness Northover to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 19 July be approved. 28th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 17 October

Incidental Flooding and Coastal Erosion (England) Order 2011 Lord Taylor of Holbeach to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 5 September be approved. 28th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 17 October

Lord Blencathra to call attention to the protection of home and person from intrusion or assault; and to move for papers.

Lord Luke to call attention to the teaching of history in schools; and to move for papers.

Legislative Reform (Industrial and Provident Societies and Credit Unions) Order 2011 Lord Sassoon to move that the draft Legislative Reform Order laid before the House on 19 July be approved. 18th Report from the Regulatory Reform Committee

Grand Committee in Committee Room 4A at 2.00pm

Welfare Reform Bill Committee (day 6) [Lord Freud] 17th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Future Business 

Friday 21 October at 10.00am

House of Lords Reform Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Steel of Aikwood]

Monday 24 October at 2.30pm

Lord Singh of Wimbledon and  
Lord Curry of Kirkharle will be introduced.

*The Lord Bishop of Ripon and Leeds to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in the development of paediatric cardiac services in England.

*Baroness Wall of New Barnet to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to regulate healthcare assistants, by the establishment of minimum standards and a code of conduct, to ensure the protection of patients.

*Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have changed their policy regarding the abolition of the Youth Justice Board in the light of the public consultation and the Board’s assistance in dealing with the aftermath of recent street riots.

*Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the teaching of sex and relationships education in schools.

Coinage (Measurement) Bill Third Reading [Lord Risby]

Education Bill Report (day 2) [Lord Hill of Oareford]

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to change the regulations governing experiments on animals. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Welfare Reform Bill will continue at 3.30pm in Committee Room 4A.

Tuesday 25 October at 2.30pm

*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to secure the provision of youth services.

*Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration was given by the Cabinet Secretary to the appointment of a new civil service post of Director General for External Affairs by the First Minister of Scotland, and the salary of more than £200,000; and whether it is correct that the duties of the post will include preparing for the break up of the United Kingdom.

*Lord Williams of Elvel to ask the Leader of the House who is responsible for ensuring that the provisions of the Companion to the Standing Orders are respected.

§Health and Social Care Bill Committee [Earl Howe] 19th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill Committee [Baroness Garden of Frognal] 19th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Wednesday 26 October at 3.00pm

*Lord Bach to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the reasons for their policy of making individual voter registration voluntary.

*Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the recognition of Saudi Arabian driving licences in the United Kingdom.

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering the use of restorative justice in dealing with the riots in August.

Dog Control Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Redesdale]

†Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill Committee (day 2) [Lord Henley] 16th and 20th Reports from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, 19th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Lord Bach to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Community Legal Service (Funding) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2011 (SI 2011/2066), laid before the House on 24 August, be annulled, on the grounds that the reduction in civil standard and graduated fees for Legal Help and Help at Court will seriously undermine access to justice because it threatens the financial viability of already hard-pressed community legal practitioners who carry out an essential service to those least able to afford it, including the most vulnerable in our society. (Dinner break business)

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Welfare Reform Bill will continue at 3.45pm in Committee Room 4A.

Thursday 27 October at 11.00am

*Lord Howarth of Newport to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are seeking to safeguard the United Kingdom’s interests in discussions with European Union partners on the future of the euro.

*Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their proposals for a reformed House of Lords of 300 members, what they regard as an appropriate size for the House of Lords in the interim.

*Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that funds allocated to the Welsh Government to enable them to freeze council tax rates are used solely for that purpose.

Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Modifications of Enactments) Order 2011 Lord Wallace of Tankerness to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 July be approved. 28th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 17 October

Baroness Prosser to call attention to the changing world of employment; and to move for papers.

Lord Knight of Weymouth to call attention to the impact of Government policies on family budgets; and to move for papers.

Lord Alderdice to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Strategic Foresight Group’s report The Blue Peace on transforming water from a source of conflict into a basis for co-operation in the Middle East. (1½ hours)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

Draft National Planning Policy Framework Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Hanham]

Monday 31 October at 2.30pm

*Lord Jordan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to reduce the cost to United Kingdom society of home and leisure accidents.

*Lord McAvoy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions the Prime Minister has had with the First Minister of Scotland regarding a referendum on Scottish independence since the Scottish Parliamentary elections.

*Baroness McDonagh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the implications for the accuracy of the electoral register of the provisions of the White Paper on individual electoral registration.

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the increase in the population of the United Kingdom since 1945; and how many square miles of countryside have been used for (a) housing, and (b) industrial development, since that date.

Localism Bill Third Reading [Baroness Hanham]

Tuesday 1 November at 2.30pm

*Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what responses they have received on the draft Charter for the coroner service from organisations that represent the bereaved, and whether they anticipate making any substantial changes before they publish the Charter.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take action to ensure that there is no delay in funding medical treatment in hospitals in England for residents of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

*Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the provision of translation and interpreting services for the legal system in the United Kingdom.

It is expected that the Report stage of the Education Bill will continue.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Welfare Reform Bill will continue at 3.30pm in Committee Room 4A.

Wednesday 2 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many police stations have been closed since May 2010.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what conclusions they have reached from the discussions of European Union Finance Ministers in Luxembourg on 4 October concerning the case for member states to work together to solve their current economic problems.

*Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether general practitioner practices are permitted to advertise their own private healthcare services using the NHS logo.

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

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Health and Social Care Bill will continue.

Thursday 3 November at 11.00am

*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any proposals to inform the public about the advantages of maintaining the union of the United Kingdom.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they propose to deal with high street lenders who charge excessive rates of interest, particularly to those on the lowest incomes.

*Viscount Younger of Leckie to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have decided to withdraw funding from emergency towing vessels; why funding has been arranged for an interim replacement project only in Scottish waters; and what provision they have made to protect the English coastline from oil spills.

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to call attention to the importance of the creative industries in the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

Lord Newby to call attention to the Government’s role in supporting financial stability and economic growth in the European Union; and to move for papers.

Lord Clement-Jones to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on Regulation of Television Advertising (First Report, HL Paper 99).

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Welfare Reform Bill will continue at 2.00pm in Committee Room 4A.

Monday 7 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to change the rules under which citizens of other European Union member states have access to the United Kingdom benefits system.

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to review the BBC licence fee.

*Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to implement a hydration policy in hospitals and care homes.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consolidate all Landlord and Tenant legislation.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Health and Social Care Bill will continue.

Baroness Linklater of Butterstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of budget cuts on the work of secure children’s homes in reducing children’s reoffending rates. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Tuesday 8 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will issue the police with further advice or guidance on self-defence homicide cases, in the light of recent decisions by the Crown Prosecution Service.

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are co-ordinating monetary and fiscal policy in the current economic climate.

*Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with the devolved administrations concerning the future working of year-end financial flexibility.

†Protection of Freedoms Bill Second Reading [Lord Henley] 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Welfare Reform Bill will continue at 3.30pm in Committee Room 4A.

Wednesday 9 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to ensure that both the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities will be involved in Cyprus’s presidency of the European Union in the second half of 2012.

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government which countries are actively involved alongside United Kingdom forces in action in both Afghanistan and Libya.

*Lord Hurd of Westwell to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to implement the recommendations identified in HM Chief Inspector of Prisons’ report of 10 August 2011 on HM Prison Wandsworth.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Health and Social Care Bill will continue.

Thursday 10 November at 11.00am

*Lord Elton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that Article 21 of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, incorporated in the Oslo Treaty of 2008, debars states party to that convention from promoting the adoption by other states of another convention containing weaker restrictions on the use of such weapons.

*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what studies they have carried out on the trends in numbers of students studying for A levels and other further education qualifications.

*Lord Phillips of Sudbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce the volume of primary and secondary legislation being introduced in Parliament.

Baroness Young of Hornsey to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Grassroots Sport and the European Union (16th Report, HL Paper 130).

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Welfare Reform Bill will continue at 2.00pm in Committee Room 4A.

Monday 14 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Sure Start centres have been closed since the Coalition came into power; and how many have had their funding cut in real terms.

*Lord Knight of Weymouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures are being taken to assist families in the United Kingdom to cope with increasing food prices.

*Baroness Morgan of Drefelin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the cancer drug fund.

*Baroness Scotland of Asthal to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent News Corporation bid for full ownership of BSkyB, what assessment they have made of the legislation relevant to the bid; and what deficiencies in he legislation they have identified.

Tuesday 15 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Grantchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will take to prevent journalists from citing the protection of sources as a means of avoiding prosecution for illegal activities such as phone hacking.

*Lord Glentoran to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the possible sale of British Midland International, what they are doing to protect Heathrow landing slots for flights to and from Northern Ireland.

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what evaluation they have made of the impact of the new student visa rules on the intake of overseas students in United Kingdom universities for the academic year 2011–12.

†Wednesday 16 November at 11.00am

†*Lord Peston to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the level of youth unemployment to begin to fall.

†*Lord Pannick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to amend the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 so that the President of the Supreme Court is not required to chair the selection commission for the appointment of his successor.

†*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to Bahrain regarding a fair retrial in the civilian courts for the 20 doctors and nurses detained in relation to the protests there.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 29 November for debate on 15 December. Time limit 2½ hours

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to call attention to the World Bank’s World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security and Development; and to move for papers.

Baroness Cox to call attention to developments in the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan since the declaration of independence on 9 July; and to move for papers.

Baroness Campbell of Surbiton to call attention to the Sayce Review’s recommendations about the support for disabled people in employment provided by Access to Work; and to move for papers.

The Lord Bishop of Derby to call attention to the ability of developing countries to prevent tax abuse and other illicit financial flows; and to move for papers.

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to call attention to the efficacy of decision-making in the Home Office; and to move for papers.

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to call attention to the proposals for High Speed Rail 2; and to move for papers.

Baroness Valentine to call attention to the United Kingdom’s reputation in the light of the credit crisis and the recent riots; and to move for papers.

Baroness McDonagh to call attention to the Boundary Commission’s draft proposals for changes to constituency boundaries in England; and to move for papers.

The Earl of Glasgow to call attention to the rights of the terminally ill in making decisions about their death, and the legal position of those assisting them; and to move for papers.

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to call attention to how Parliament is responding to the changes brought about by the continuing devolution of powers to Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales; and to move for papers.

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 Alton of Liverpool to call attention to conflict, famine, and development issues in the Horn of Africa, Sudan, and the Great Lakes Region of Africa; and to move for papers.

Lord Browne of Ladyton to call attention to the NATO Deterrence and Defence Posture Review, the United Kingdom’s role in this process, and the implications of changing NATO’s deterrence posture for European security and the relationship with Russia; and to move for papers.

Select Committee Reports 

The date on which the report was published is in italics

Lord Hannay of Chiswick to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Money laundering: data protection for suspicious activity reports (6th Report, HL Paper 82). 20 January 2011

Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Economic Affairs Committee on Auditors: Market concentration and their role (2nd Report, HL Paper 119). 30 March 2011

Lord Inglewood to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on The governance and regulation of the BBC (2nd Report, HL Paper 166). 29 June 2011

Baroness Neuberger to move that the House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Select Committee on Behaviour Change (2nd Report, HL Paper 179). 17 July 2011

Baroness Jay of Paddington to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Constitution Committee on The Process of Constitutional Change (15th Report, HL Paper 177). 18 July 2011

Lord Teverson to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU and Sudan: on the Brink of Change (18th Report, HL Paper 160). 22 June 2011

Lord Carter of Coles to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Innovation in EU Agriculture (19th Report, HL Paper 171). 7 July 2011

Lord Hannay of Chiswick to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU Internal Security Strategy (17th Report, HL Paper 149). 24 May 2011

Lord Harrison to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU Financial Supervisory Framework: an update (20th Report, HL Paper 181). 21 July 2011

Lord Harrison to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Sovereign Credit Ratings: Shooting the Messenger? (21st Report, HL Paper 189). 21 July 2011

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to move that this House takes note of the Annual Report for 2010–11 of the Information Committee (First Report, HL Paper 190). 21 July 2011

Other Motions for Debate 

The Earl of Sandwich to call attention to Her Majesty’s Government’s proposals for international development policy, including proposals on the situation of Dalits; 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.

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.

Baroness Linklater of Butterstone to call attention to the work of secure children’s homes in reducing children’s reoffending and the impact of budget cuts; and to move for papers.

Lord Selsdon to call attention to the legacy of President Gorbachev and the development of democratic government; and to move for papers.

Lord Risby to call attention to the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident; and to move for papers.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to call attention to proposals for the National Health Service; and to move for papers.

Lord Morris of Aberavon to move to resolve that this House instructs the Clerk of the Parliaments to seek the advice of the Attorney General on whether a Bill which provided for a change in the composition of this House, and in respect of which the provisions of section 2 of the Parliament Act 1911 had been complied with, would, having received Royal Assent, be an Act of Parliament and be capable of having legal effect.

Lord Fowler to call attention to the case for an independent inquiry into phone hacking by the press; and to move for papers.

Lord Plant of Highfield to call attention to the role of rating agencies in the international financial system; and to move for papers.

Lord Alderdice to call attention to the Humanitarian Emergency Response Review and the United Kingdom Government Response; and to move for papers.

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood to call attention to the Dilnot report on Fairer Care Funding; and to move for papers.

Lord Eden of Winton to call attention to the protection of rainforests; 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.

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.

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.

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

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what provisions they are making to support Sudan following the referendum in January 2011.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to reduce the number of mothers imprisoned 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 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 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 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 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.

Lord St John of Fawsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the importance of the ecumenical movement to promote understanding and tolerance between different churches and different faiths.

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with Ministers of the National Assembly for Wales relating to year-end financial flexibility.

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes they propose to the requirements for pension fund managers to disclose environmental, social and governance policies.

Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the possibility of extending the proposed High Speed 2 railway from Birmingham to Manchester, the East Midlands, Sheffield and Leeds with appropriate connections beyond to the West and East Coast Mainlines.

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of human rights and the political situation in Saudi Arabia.

Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government how extensions in the scope of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and their transparency agenda will affect the availability of government records to the public.

The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to establish a legal right for the terminally ill to choose how, when and where they will die, without legal ramifications for anyone assisting them.

The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are meeting the mental health needs of children in the care of local authorities.

Baroness Harris of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the final report of the Independent Monitoring Commission for Northern Ireland.

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the International Labour Organisation report Decent work for domestic workers.

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support the victims of sex trafficking.

The Lord Bishop of Ripon and Leeds to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to support the work of voluntary groups receiving public funding in deprived areas in the light of cuts in local authority budgets.

Lord Lamont of Lerwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of their involvement in the European Financial Stability Mechanism and the consequences of the eurozone debt costs for the United Kingdom economy.

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they can enhance the United Kingdom’s role in United Nations specialised agencies through clarifying objectives and better communications.

Lord Flight to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the debt problems of Greece, Ireland and Portugal and of the United Kingdom’s potential obligations to provide financial support.

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the issues arising from the common law nature of the concept of fiduciary duty.

Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for developing the role of the magistracy in the Big Society.

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of the Fraud Investigation Service of the Department for Work and Pensions and other government anti-fraud agencies.

Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent fractures resulting from osteoporosis in the light of the Royal College of Physicians’ national audit of falls and bone health in older people.

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the statement on behalf of the co-authors of the Medical Research Council PACE Trial paper that it "does not purport to be studying Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)", (a) whether the trial has met the objectives set for it, (b) of what value the study will be to those suffering from CFS/ME, and (c) what impact the findings of the PACE trial will have on (1) the eligibility of patients suffering from CFS/ME to claim social security benefits, and (2) the dependence of medical practitioners and others upon the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines for CFS/ME.

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the effects of paramedical intervention in the National Health Service.

Lord Thomas of Gresford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of current and proposed wind farms and their supporting infrastructures on the communities and landscape of mid-Wales and Shropshire.

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the United Kingdom’s current relationship with Mongolia.

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote and measure wellbeing and what role public policy should play in shaping national wellbeing.

Lord Noon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the implications for integration and extremism in the United Kingdom of their Prevent strategy.

Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to measure the extent of phone hacking by newspapers.

Baroness Jenkin of Kennington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the environmental and economic impact of feeding food waste to livestock.

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the United Kingdom’s relationship with Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus. [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Advisory Board, European Azerbaijan Society

Lord Alderdice to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in implementing the commitments made in their Response to the Humanitarian Emergency Response Review.

Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote and support the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, designated by the United Nations General Assembly for 25 November each year.

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what opportunities will be provided to promote awareness of hepatitis C within the new structures proposed for the National Health Service; and how commissioning of services to identify and treat patients suffering from hepatitis C will be improved.

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to mark the 35th anniversary of the introduction of the Mobility Allowance.

Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the present role of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and whether they have plans to increase awareness of its work.

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report Community or Custody published by Make Justice Work.

Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Olympic authorities about the route of the Olympic torch next year, in order to ensure maximum exposure in market towns.

Baroness Jay of Paddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they assess the application of the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Policy for Prosecutors in Respect of Cases of Encouraging or Assisting Suicide.

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they have in place to monitor the impact on humanitarian aid for the population of Gaza of the blockade by the government of Israel; and what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the blockade.

Lord McFall of Alcluith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reinvigorate occupational pensions.

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to implement the recommendations of the report Guiding patients through complexity: modern medical generalism.

Lord Carlile of Berriew to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are reviewing their guidelines in relation to the sentencing and imprisonment of former armed services personnel, in the light of the report published by the Howard League for Penal Reform on 23 June following an independent inquiry chaired by Sir John Nutting QC.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 19 October and due for answer by 2 November.

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how clinical senates will reflect the views of allied health professionals including podiatrists.   HL12583

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the composition of clinical senates; and whether places will be reserved for allied health practitioners such as podiatrists. 
   HL12584

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of preventable diabetes-related foot and lower limb amputations carried out each year in the United Kingdom.   HL12585

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that there are sufficient podiatrists to reduce the number of preventable diabetes-related foot and lower limb amputations carried out each year in the United Kingdom.   HL12586

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many podiatrists graduated in each of the last ten years; and how many are expected to qualify in the next five years.   HL12587

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many full-time-equivalent podiatrists they estimate will be employed in the National Health Service in each of the next five years; and how well this provision will reflect the increasingly elderly population.   HL12588

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government for what reasons they proposed that the provisions of European Union Council Directive 2000/78/EC, which established a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation, would not apply to the recruitment of teachers in schools in Northern Ireland on the grounds of religion or belief; and whether they will now review those reasons. 
   HL12589

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 12 October (WA 244), whether they were able to reduce the amount paid to the Republic of Ireland for pensioners’ healthcare costs under European Union Regulation 883/2004 by 59.84 per cent, that being the proportion of United Kingdom pension payees resident in the Republic of Ireland who were found by the survey also to be entitled to a qualifying full pension there; and when the next survey will be undertaken.   HL12590

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will second staff from the Northern Ireland Office to assist Sir Desmond de Silva QC with his report into the death of Patrick Finucane. 
   HL12591

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Browning on 14 September (WA 79–80), whether they have plans to end the permission given to non-European Union nationals studying towards a first degree or a lower qualification in the United Kingdom to take jobs in the United Kingdom, to enable the estimated 96,000 employments so filled to become available to other United Kingdom residents.   HL12592

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will offer alternative civil service employment to staff in the National School of Government to avoid redundancies when it is closed; and how many people are employed by the school and where.   HL12593

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Browning on 16 June (WA 206), why they have suspended the removal of asylum seekers to Greece under the Dublin Regulations since September 2010; how many people have not been returned to Greece as a consequence; how they will assess whether Greece has improved its systems sufficiently to recommence returns; whether all other European Union countries have suspended such removals to Greece; and whether this decision has had any effect on the deportation of Greek nationals after criminal conviction in the United Kingdom.   HL12594

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether discussions between the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice about the implementation of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill have reached a conclusion; and whether the Home Office has had the opportunity to make representations to the Ministry of Justice in regard to additional costs the Home Office may incur as a result of measures in the Bill.   HL12595

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to privatise fire brigade control centres.   HL12596

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of additional costs that may be borne by the Home Office as a result of measures in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill; and whether they will publish that assessment, in the light of the Ministry of Justice’s Impact Assessment.   HL12597

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of additional costs that may be borne by the Department for Work and Pensions as a result of measures in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill; and whether they will publish that assessment, in the light of the Ministry of Justice’s Impact Assessment.   HL12598

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of additional costs that may be borne by the NHS Litigation Authority as a result of measures in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill; and whether they will publish that assessment, in the light of the Ministry of Justice’s Impact Assessment.   HL12599

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of additional costs that may be borne by the Department of Health as a result of measures in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill; and whether they will publish that assessment, in the light of the Ministry of Justice’s Impact Assessment.   HL12600

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government why Tzipi Livni, Leader of the Opposition in Israel, was given diplomatic immunity during her recent visit to the United Kingdom.   HL12601

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations have been made to the Israeli government concerning the plans to expel 27,000 Bedouin people from their villages in the West Bank.   HL12602

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 13 October (WA 253–4), what would be the consequence of a refusal by the House of Commons to agree to a finance bill to implement a European Union directive imposing a financial transaction tax.   HL12603

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask the Chairman of Committees whether, following the completion of improvement works on Abingdon Green, it will be designated as an area for public enjoyment; and whether there will be any restrictions on outside broadcasts from the site.   HL12604

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to legislate to prohibit British subjects from holding bank accounts in Switzerland.   HL12605

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the comments by Lord Sassoon on 24 November 2010 (HL Deb, col 1157), whether they will meet their target "to make the first payments in the middle of 2011" to Equitable Life annuitants.   HL12606

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, when illegal immigrants are repatriated or sent to a third country, they escort them by rail, sea or air as far as the external United Kingdom border; and, if not, how such people can be prevented from escaping whilst they are still in the United Kingdom.   HL12607

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in respect of the incident on Monday 17 October when a person being repatriated escaped from a moving Eurostar train near Folkestone, whether the person was being escorted; if so, by whom; and whether during the journey the person was secured in one of the two secure compartments in those trains.   HL12608

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they assess which areas of the country to prioritise for increased soil management regimes.   HL12609

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is a sufficiently detailed survey of soil standards for protection and sustainable use of soil for the purpose of identifying geographical risk or priority areas.   HL12610

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have developed a definition of soil quality incorporating soil’s ability to meet multifunctional requirements including ecosystem services.   HL12611

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what soil management methods they are promoting to enhance carbon sequestration in soils.   HL12612

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Environment Agency advice that "Selenium is an essential element (micronutrient) for animals and humans", what assessment they have made of changes in uptake by plants of selenium; and whether this is likely to be as a result of changes in soil pH, or, if not, for what other reasons.   HL12613

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they maintain a list of those persons for whom there is sufficient evidence to prosecute in the United Kingdom for war crimes or under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957; whether they invite suggestions from the legal professions for people who should feature on that list; and, if not, why not.   HL12614

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Israel regarding forced evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah area of East Jerusalem. 
   HL12615

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the government of Israel concerning alleged violence by Israeli settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, including the killing of Mr Samer M A Sarhan on 22 September.   HL12616

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that the European Union fully implements its Guidelines on promoting compliance with international humanitarian law (2005/C 327/04) with regard to Israel, and to ensure that the Council, the Commission and the international community, especially the Quartet, are active in upholding human rights within the occupied Palestinian territories.   HL12617

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the United Kingdom survival scores for lung cancer compare with those of other European Union countries and the United States.   HL12618

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in securing the early diagnosis of lung cancer.   HL12619

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people held United Kingdom driving licences in 2008, 2009 and 2010; and of these in each year (a) how many had 12 points, (b) how many were disqualified during that year, (c) how many appeals were made against disqualification, (d) how many appeals were upheld and for what reasons, (e) how many had more than 12 points, (f) how many requests there were to reduce the period of disqualification, and (g) how many requests were granted. 
   HL12620

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people were convicted of driving while disqualified in 2008, 2009 and 2010.   HL12621

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many accidents involved drivers driving while disqualified in 2008, 2009 and 2010.   HL12622

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what amendments they intend to make to the Immigration Rules in the light of the Supreme Court judgment in R (on the application of Quila and another) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; R (on the application of Bibi and another) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] UKSC 45; what instructions are being given to immigration officers and presenting officers on how to deal with new applications by spouses, partners and fiancés under the age of 21, pending applications, and those applications that have been refused and that may or may not be subject to appeal by such applicants; and what new proposals they have for preventing forced marriages.   HL12623

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

5 September (19 September)

HL11639 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

8 September (22 September)

HL11743 Lord Morris of Manchester [HO]

13 September (27 September)

HL11884 Lord Ahmed [MoD]

HL11885 Lord Ahmed [MoD]

15 September (29 September)

HL11937 Baroness Smith of Basildon [HO]

HL11942 Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead [DfID]

HL11997 Lord Bradshaw [DfT]

3 October (17 October)

HL12026 Lord Harrison [DEFRA]

HL12086 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [DEFRA]

4 October (18 October)

HL12093 Lord Sheikh [HO]

HL12112 Lord Dykes [DfT]

HL12132 Lord Roberts of Conwy [WO]

HL12133 Lord Roberts of Conwy [WO]

5 October (19 October)

HL12173 Viscount Simon [DfT]

HL12188 Lord Bradshaw [DfT]

HL12189 Lord Bradshaw [DfT]

HL12190 Lord Bradshaw [DfT]

HL12192 Lord Bradshaw [DfT]

HL12193 Lord Bradshaw [DfT]

HL12202 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DfT]

HL12203 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DfID]

HL12204 Lord Hunt of Chesterton [DECC]

HL12206 Lord Hunt of Chesterton [DECC]

HL12214 Baroness Randerson [DCLG]

HL12215 Baroness Randerson [BIS]

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

[BIS] 1

[DCLG] 1

[DECC] 2

[DEFRA] 2

[DfID] 2

[DfT] 9

[HO] 4

[MoD] 2

[WO] 2

Bills in Progress 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

European Union Membership (Economic Implications) [HL]

Private Member’s

Referendum (European Union) [HL]

Private Member’s

Torture (Damages) [HL]

Private Member’s

Electric Personal Vehicles (Use on Highways) [HL]

Private Member’s

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

Private Member’s

Mental Health (Discrimination) [HL]

Private Member’s

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL]

Private Member’s

Social Care Portability [HL]

Private Member’s

Marine Navigation [HL]

Private Member’s

Company Remuneration [HL]

Private Member’s

Protection of Freedoms (Northern Ireland Assembly Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

8 November

Scrap Metal Dealers (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

Transport for London [HL]

Private

Waiting for Commitment

Defamation [HL]

Private Member’s

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

City of London (Various Powers) [HL]

Private

Committed to a Special Public Bill Committee

Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

Committed to a Select Committee

City of Westminster [HL]

Private

Leeds City Council

Private

2 November

Reading Borough Council

Private

2 November

Canterbury City Council

Private

2 November

Nottingham City Council

Private

2 November

Committed to a Grand Committee

Welfare Reform

Government

20 October

London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

25 October

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

21 October

Marine Navigation Aids [HL]

Private Member’s

Wind Turbines (Minimum Distance from Residential Premises) [HL]

Private Member’s

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

Scotland (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures

Government

26 October

Health and Social Care (Northern Ireland Assembly Legislative Consent Motion, Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

25 October

Waiting for Report

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

2 November

Charities [HL] (Consolidation Bill)

Government

Education

Government

24 October

Waiting for Third Reading

Dog Control [HL]

Private Member’s

26 October

Coinage (Measurement)

Private Member’s

24 October

Localism

Government

31 October

Sent to the Commons

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

Private Member’s

Re-Export Controls [HL]

Private Member’s

Building Regulations (Review) [HL]

Private Member’s

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

Government

Live Music [HL]

Private Member’s

London Local Authorities [HL]

Private

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

Private

Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) [HL]

Private

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Amendments

Pensions [HL] (Northern Ireland Assembly Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Reason

Armed Forces

Government

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

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

Merits Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement) Order 2011

Draft Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Inspections etc.) Regulations 2011

Draft Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Electoral Regions (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2011

Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) (No. 2) Order 2011

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Modifications of Enactments) Order 2011

27 October

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Second Agreement amending the Cotonou Agreement) Order 2011

20 October

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Exemption) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2011

Draft Incidental Flooding and Coastal Erosion (England) Order 2011

20 October

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Insolvency Act 1986 (Disqualification from Parliament) Order 2011

Draft Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Pupil Information by Welsh Ministers) Regulations 2011

Draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Community Infrastructure Levy Functions) Order 2011

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) (No. 2) Order 2011

Draft Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Value Added Tax Information) Regulations 2011

West Northamptonshire Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) (Amendment) Order 2011

Draft London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Advertising and Trading) (England) Regulations 2011

Draft Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

Draft Al-Qaida (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011

Negative Instruments 

Praying time expires

To be considered

Instrument not reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Community Legal Service (Funding) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2011

31 October

26 October

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

Report

To be considered

Second-stage super-affirmative draft Order laid before the House and reported from the Regulatory Reform Committee

Draft Legislative Reform (Industrial and Provident Societies and Credit Unions) Order 2011

18th Report

20 October

National Policy Statement 

Scrutiny time expires

Considered

Proposed National Policy Statement for Hazardous Waste

20 October

12 October

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

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

Report

To be considered

Proposal for order reported from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Proposal for the Draft Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Remedial) Order 2011 [14 October]

19th Report

Committees 

Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords’ rooms in the Committee Corridor. 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.

Thursday 20 October

European Union

EU Sub-Committee G Social Policies and Consumer Protection

9.30am

Draft Financial Services Bill

Joint Committee

9.30am

European Union

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

10.00am

Monday 24 October

Privacy and Injunctions

Joint Committee

2.30pm
in the Boothroyd Room

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Procedure of the House

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Energy and Transport

4.00pm

Draft House of Lords Reform Bill

Joint Committee

5.00pm
in the Moses Room

Tuesday 25 October

European Union

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

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Communications

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

Science and Technology

Sub Committee I Higher Education in STEM subjects

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 26 October

Constitution

Select Committee

10.00am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

4.00pm

Thursday 27 October

Audit

Domestic Committee

2.00pm

Tuesday 1 November

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 2 November

Canterbury City Council Bill
Leeds City Council Bill
Nottingham City Council Bill
Reading Borough Council Bill

Select Committee

10.00am

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 19 October 2011 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Leicester.

Select Committee Report

1 Statutory Instruments 
The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

29th Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:  
Draft Al-Qaida (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011 
Draft Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 
Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) (No. 2) Order 2011 
Draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Community Infrastructure Levy Functions) Order 2011 
Draft London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Advertising and Trading) (England) Regulations 2011 
Draft Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Value Added Tax Information) Regulations 2011 
West Northamptonshire Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) (Amendment) Order 2011. (HL Paper 205)

Public Business

2 Health: obesity A question was asked by Lord McColl of Dulwich and answered by Earl Howe.

3 Public services: security of provision A question was asked by Lord Haskel and answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.

4 Industrial tribunals: fees A question was asked by Lord Lea of Crondall and answered by Lord McNally.

5 Nursing: elderly and vulnerable patients A question was asked by Baroness Gardner of Parkes and answered by Earl Howe.

6 Scrap Metal Dealers (Amendment) Bill [HL] Lord Faulkner of Worcester presented a bill to make provision about the registration and licensing of scrap metal dealers; and to amend the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 101)

7 Medicines Act 1968 (Pharmacy) Order 2011 Earl Howe moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.

8 Electricity and Gas (Internal Markets) Regulations 2011 Lord Marland moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 18 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9 Pensions Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to with amendments. It was ordered that the Commons amendments be printed. (HL Bill 102)

10 Pensions Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the Commons Amendments were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 102–EN)

11 Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments were considered. The House resumed after clause 20 was agreed to.

12 Northern Ireland: economy A question was asked by Lord Lexden and, after debate, answered by Lord Shutt of Greetland.

13 Armed Forces Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with a reason. The Commons reason was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 103)

The House adjourned at 9.25pm until Thursday 20 October at 11.00am.

David Beamish

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 Paper

The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty:

Justice and Security-Justice and Security: Government Consultation Document.    (8194)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2011, laid under the Civil Aviation Act 1982.   (2432)

2 Transfer of Functions (Her Majesty’s Land Registry, the Meteorological Office and Ordnance Survey) Order 2011, laid under the Ministers of the Crown Act 1975.   (2436)

3 Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order 2011, laid under the Scotland Act 1998.   (2439)

Instrument not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Immigration (Designation of Travel Bans) (Amendment No. 6) Order 2011, laid under the Immigration Act 1971.    (2489)

Prepared 20th October 2011