House of Lords Business

Monday 31 October 2011 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

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

Pensions Bill [HL] Consideration of Commons Amendments [Lord Freud]

Localism Bill Third Reading [Baroness Hanham]

Grand Committee in Committee Room 4A at 3.30pm

Baroness Thornton to move that the Grand Committee do consider the Health Authorities (Membership and Procedure) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/2200).

Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 29th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Future Business 

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.

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

Education Bill Report (day 4) [Lord Hill of Oareford] 20th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

NHS Commissioning Board Authority (Establishment and Constitution) Order 2011 Baroness Thornton to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Order, laid before the House on 15 September, be annulled (SI 2011/2237). (Dinner break business)

NHS Commissioning Board Authority Regulations 2011 Baroness Thornton to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 15 September, be annulled (SI 2011/2250). (Dinner break business)

Grand Committee in Committee Room 4A at 3.30pm

Welfare Reform Bill Committee (day 9) [Lord Freud] 17th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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]

Health and Social Care Bill Committee (day 2) [Earl Howe] 19th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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, 20th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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.

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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 the legislation they have identified.

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

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill Report [Baroness Garden of Frognal]

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.

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

Monday 21 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision there will be for national early diagnosis campaigns for serious diseases following the enactment of the Health and Social Care Bill.

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on 8 September (HC Deb, col 543), how they will ensure higher prominence for children’s public service channels on electronic programming guides.

*Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that funds allocated to international development are spent in accordance with their objectives.

*Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking regarding the current situation in Syria through the United Nations and neighbouring countries.

Tuesday 22 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Renton of Mount Harry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to exploit further the United Kingdom’s natural resources of tidal power.

*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities for the outcome of the Durban climate change conference starting on 28 November, and what steps they have taken to ensure maximum possible global ownership of the agenda.

*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they continue to support European Integration.

Wednesday 23 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Selkirk of Douglas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will continue to make representatiions to the National Transitional Council of Libya to make available any evidence in their possession concerning the attack on Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie in 1988 to the Lord Advocate and the Scottish police to assist their investigation.

*Baroness Knight of Collingtree to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to fund research into more effective flu vaccines, in the light of the recent report in the Lancet.

*Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to commence the duty on school governing bodies to invite and consider pupils’ views, introduced through section 187 of the Education and Skills Act 2008.

†Thursday 24 November at 11.00am

†*Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will take to reduce the level of violence against women and girls in the United Kingdom.

†*Lord Clinton-Davis to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have regarding the future of the law on unfair dismissal.

†*Lord Steel of Aikwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to take action regarding the retail price of fuel at motorway service stations.

†Friday 25 November at 10.00am

†European Union Membership (Economic Implications) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Pearson of Rannoch]

†Human Trafficking (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord McColl of Dulwich]

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.

Lord Davies of Stamford to call attention to the future of the Eurozone and its implications for the United Kingdom economy; and to move for papers.

Baroness King of Bow to call attention to the future of the adoption system in the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to call attention to the Report of the Joint Committee on the draft Defamation Bill (HL Paper 203); 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 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

Lord Fowler to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Select Committee on HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom (HL Paper 188). 1 September 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.

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House takes note of the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 1511). 40th 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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.
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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.

Lord Skidelsky to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for securing economic growth.

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the future of the United Kingdom civil aviation industry.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 27 October and due for answer by 10 November.

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what additional flying and exercises are being undertaken by the Royal Naval Merlin force now it is responsible for the tasks formerly conducted by the Royal Air Force Maritime Patrol Aircraft Force.   HL12855

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to extend the Community Amateur Sports Club scheme to apply to recreational activities which are not included in Sport England’s list of recognised sports.   HL12856

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to create further incentives for philanthropic giving to amateur sports clubs.   HL12857

Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide extra support for sports clubs in the light of the Sports and Recreation Alliance’s 2011 Sports Club Survey which found that more than a quarter of clubs were running at a loss.   HL12858

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what encouragement and assistance they are giving to companies to employ workers between (a) 16 and 18 years old, and (b) 18 and 25 years old.   HL12859

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial support they make available to unemployed persons between (a) 16 and 18 years old, and (b) 18 and 25 years old. 
   HL12860

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many persons aged between (a) 16 and 18 years old, and (b) 18 and 25 years old, were actively seeking work during October 2011. 
   HL12861

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking steps to halt expansion to other business users of the services provided by the Research Councils’ United Kingdom Shared Services Centre Limited until the issues raised in the National Audit Office report Shared services in the Research Councils have been fully addressed.   HL12862

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the initial budget for setting up the Research Councils’ United Kingdom Shared Service Centre; what were the forecast savings over a ten year period; and what is the revised estimate for savings following the recent National Audit Office Report Shared services in the Research Councils.   HL12863

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether staff transferred from the Health Protection Agency to either local authorities or Public Health England will retain their current NHS terms and conditions.   HL12864

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government where NHS Deaneries will reside following the abolition of Strategic Health Authorities; and how they will be funded.   HL12865

Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people are currently employed by the Ministry of Defence in Scotland.   HL12866

Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people are currently employed in Scotland by the Home Civil Service, other than in devolved departments.   HL12867

Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was paid in state pension payments to residents of Scotland in the 2010–11 tax year.   HL12868

Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they estimate will be the total value of state pension payments to residents of Scotland in 2015, 2020, 2025 and 2030.   HL12869

Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total amount paid to residents of Scotland in social security payments in the 2010–11 tax year.   HL12870

Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they estimate will be the total value of social security payments to residents of Scotland in 2015, 2020, 2025 and 2030.   HL12871

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the United Kingdom Government and banks contributed to the European bailout agreed on 26–27 October.   HL12872

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current provision for the indirect taxation of discretionary gratuities.   HL12873

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current provision for the direct taxation of discretionary gratuities.   HL12874

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cars have failed their MOT test in each year since 1996.   HL12875

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of MOT tests for motor vehicles to road safety.   HL12876

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government which organisations they consulted regarding their proposals to require biennial, rather than annual, MOT tests for motor vehicles more than three years old.   HL12877

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of potential job losses as a consequence of their proposals to require biennial, rather than annual, MOT tests for motor vehicles more than three years old.   HL12878

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the likelihood of a rise in insurance premiums as a result of their proposals to require biennial, rather than annual, MOT tests for motor vehicles more than three years old.   HL12879

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to raise the age at which a vehicle first requires an MOT certificate from three to four years.   HL12880

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the participating states of the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies; and when each state joined.   HL12881

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether additional states are expected to join the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies during each of the next two years; and which they are.   HL12882

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the meetings of the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies in each month since May 2010; who attended each meeting from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; where each meeting was held; on what dates; whether they will place in the Library of the House (a) the agenda, and (b) the minutes, of each such meeting; and whether they will publish the speaking notes of the United Kingdom representative at each such meeting.   HL12883

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed the provisions of the Re-Export Control Bill [HL] with members of the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, and if so, with what results.   HL12884

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consulted the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies before expressing their reservations about the Re-Export Control Bill [HL].   HL12885

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of ongoing violence against the peoples of Southern Kordofan and Abyei, they will consider the introduction of targeted travel sanctions against members of the government of Sudan.   HL12886

Lord Hussain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the human rights situation in Bangladesh, in the light of recent reports of abuses against civilians; and what representations they have made to the Awami League government as a result.   HL12887

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of in-bound tourists enter the United Kingdom by air each year.   HL12888

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the contribution of airports to the United Kingdom’s infrastructure and to economic growth.   HL12889

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, given the Prime Minister’s stated aim to increase United Kingdom in-bound tourism to the level where it becomes a top five world tourist destination, they will adopt measures to make it easier and more affordable for tourists to visit the United Kingdom.   HL12890

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, given the Department for Transport’s assertion in the UK Aviation Forecast’s report (August 2011) that "The recent financial crisis and associated recession caused the biggest fall in activity at United Kingdom airports since 1950", they have plans to introduce measures to assist this sector pending the publication of the Sustainable Framework for UK Aviation in March 2013.   HL12891

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the primary purpose of Air Passenger Duty.   HL12892

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Air Passenger Duty will be phased out as revenue from aviation entering the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme starts to be received by HM Treasury.   HL12893

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they reviewed the Ministry of Justice’s 2008 Impact Assessment for the Office of the Chief Coroner; and whether they will place the findings of the review in the Library of the House.   HL12894

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what legislative instruments they intend to enact to realise their plans in relation to the responsibilities of the Chief Coroner.   HL12895

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what basis minimum capital requirements and necessary governance requirements are determined for central counterparties, or clearing houses, to ensure appropriate management of conflicts of interest.   HL12896

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will require central counterparties, or clearing houses, to prepare and maintain resolution plans, or living wills.   HL12897

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will examine the circumstances of the acquisition of the United Kingdom company Gyrus by Olympus.   HL12898

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether ministers or senior officials from HM Treasury met Mr Adam Werritty at any time since May 2010.   HL12899

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that European banks receiving equity finance from the European Financial Stability Facility will be deemed to be in receipt of state aid, in the light of the decision by the European Commission to deem United Kingdom banks as being in receipt of state aid when HM Treasury provided new equity capital in 2008.   HL12900

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government (a) what are the hospital trusts that have applied to the Department of Health for additional funding to apply for Foundation Trust status; (b) what is the amount of funding each trust has sought (including any amounts to cope with expected deficits in the current year); (c) what is the date when each trust expects to apply for foundation trust status if they receive the funding; and (d) when decisions will be taken on each of those applications.   HL12901

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any hospital trusts which have not applied for additional financial support to become a foundation trust.   HL12902

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any hospital trust whose application to become a foundation trust is not successful will be deemed to be a trust that is chronically or financially unsustainable as provided for in the current version of the Health and Social Care Bill. 
   HL12903

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many hospital trusts are forecast to be in (a) historical deficit, and (b) in-year deficit, at the end of the financial year 2011–12; what the total amount of (a) and (b) is estimated to be; and whether all deficits at the end of 2011–12 will be rolled forward to 2012–13.   HL12904

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 25 October (WA 130) concerning revenue lost due to fuel smuggling, whether they will publish in the Official Report their latest estimate of the total amount lost through such activities in each of the last five years.   HL12905

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what instructions they have given to that section of the Bank of Ireland which operates in the United Kingdom concerning the imposition of charges in the retail sector.   HL12906

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 30 October (WA 188) regarding making representations to the government of the Republic of Ireland concerning the pardoning of former members of the Irish army who were court-martialled because they fought on the Allies’ side in World War II: in the light of the gratitude expressed in the answer for their contribution to the British war effort, whether they will now make such representations; and, if not, why not.   HL12907

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 4 July (WA 17–8) concerning the celebration of the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, whether they will ensure that Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are included fully in the celebrations.   HL12908

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 19 October (WA 86) concerning "clearly defined territory with a population" as a factor in state recognition, whether this criterion applies to the Vatican City; and, if so, how, by whom and why.   HL12909

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have determined a legal definition for, or recognition of, Autism Spectrum Disorder.   HL12910

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential psychological impact on Gary McKinnon, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder, of the length of the uncertainty about his potential extradition to the United States.   HL12911

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people in the United Kingdom currently being held in custody or on bail have been in that position for more than 10 years. 
   HL12912

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what legal arrangements they have with the government of the United States regarding applications for extradition where, on conviction, the death penalty could be imposed.   HL12913

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many applications for the extradition of IRA terrorists from the United States over the past 40 years have been successful. 
   HL12914

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]

15 September (29 September)

HL11942 Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead [DfID]

HL11997 Lord Bradshaw [DfT]

3 October (17 October)

HL12026 Lord Harrison [DEFRA]

4 October (18 October)

HL12093 Lord Sheikh [HO]

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]

6 October (20 October)

HL12245 Lord Hylton [DfID]

HL12265 Lord Bradshaw [DfT]

HL12266 Lord Bradshaw [DfT]

11 October (25 October)

HL12332 Lord Bradshaw [DfT]

HL12333 Lord Bradshaw [DfT]

HL12342 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DEFRA]

HL12346 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DfT]

HL12355 Lord Ashcroft [DfID]

HL12357 Lord Ashcroft [DfID]

HL12358 Lord Marlesford [DfE]

12 October (26 October)

HL12372 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DfT]

HL12373 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DfT]

HL12374 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DfT]

HL12375 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DfT]

HL12376 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [WO]

HL12379 Lord Morris of Manchester [DCMS]

HL12396 Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town [DfT]

HL12399 Lord Janner of Braunstone [MoD]

HL12418 Lord Laird [DWP]

13 October (27 October)

HL12444 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DfT]

HL12463 Lord Ashcroft [DfID]

HL12464 Lord Ashcroft [DfID]

HL12465 Lord Ashcroft [DfID]

HL12467 Lord Ashcroft [CO]

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

[CO] 1

[DCMS] 1

[DEFRA] 2

[DfE] 1

[DfID] 7

[DfT] 18

[DWP] 1

[HO] 3

[MoD] 1

[WO] 3

Bills in Progress 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Referred to the Examiners

Bank of Ireland (UK) plc

Private

Waiting for Second Reading

European Union Membership (Economic Implications) [HL]

Private Member’s

25 November

Referendum (European Union) [HL]

Private Member’s

Torture (Damages) [HL]

Private Member’s

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

Private Member’s

25 November

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

Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims (Amendment)

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

1 November

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

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

1 November

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

Government

2 November

Waiting for Report

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

2 November

Charities [HL] (Consolidation Bill)

Government

Education

Government

1 November

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

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

Government

15 November

Waiting for Third Reading

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

Dog Control [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

31 October

Public Bodies [HL]

Government

Waiting for Royal Assent

Coinage (Measurement)

Private Member’s

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 Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2011

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

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

31 October

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 Al-Qaida (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 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 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Exemption) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2011

31 October

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Insolvency Act 1986 (Disqualification from Parliament) Order 2011

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires

To be considered

40th Report

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 1511)

18 November

Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 3) Regulations 2011

18 November

Instruments not reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Health Authorities (Membership and Procedure) Amendment Regulations 2011

4 November

31 October

NHS Commissioning Board Authority (Establishment and Constitution) Order 2011

10 November

1 November

NHS Commissioning Board Authority Regulations 2011

10 November

1 November

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.

Monday 31 October

Privacy and Injunctions

Joint Committee

2.00pm
in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

House of Lords draft Reform Bill

Joint Committee

4.30pm
in the Moses Room

Tuesday 1 November

European Union

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

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Draft Financial Services Bill

Joint Committee

3.30pm
in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

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

Constitution

Select Committee

10.00am

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 3 November

European Union

EU Sub-Committee G Social Policies and Consumer Protection

9.30am

European Union

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

10.00am

Monday 7 November

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Energy and Transport

4.00pm

Tuesday 8 November

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 23 November

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Information

Domestic Committee

3.45pm

Tuesday 29 November

Science and Technology

Sub-Committee I STEM Higher Education

3.30pm
in the Archbishop’s Room, Millbank House

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Monday 5 December

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Procedure of the House

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 27 October 2011 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Ripon and Leeds.

Private Business

1 Bank of Ireland (UK) plc Bill The bill was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and referred to the Examiners.

Public Business

2 Euro A question was asked by Lord Howarth of Newport and answered by Lord Sassoon.

3 House of Lords: reform A question was asked by Lord Grocott and answered by Lord Strathclyde.

4 Wales: council tax A question was asked by Lord Roberts of Conwy and answered by Lord Wallace of Tankerness.

5 Economy: inflation and unemployment A question was asked by Lord Barnett and answered by Lord Sassoon.

6 Business of the House Lord Strathclyde moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Baroness Prosser set down for today shall be limited to 3½ hours and that in the name of Lord Knight of Weymouth to 1½ hours. The motion was agreed to.

7 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) (No. 2) Order 2011 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

8 Al-Qaida (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

9 Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Pupil Information by Welsh Ministers) Regulations 2011 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

10 Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Community Infrastructure Levy Functions) Order 2011 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

11 Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) (No. 2) Order 2011 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

12 Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Value Added Tax Information) Regulations 2011 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

13 West Northamptonshire Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) (Amendment) Order 2011 Lord Strathclyde moved that the Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

14 London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Advertising and Trading) (England) Regulations 2011 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

15 Employment (3½-hour debate) Baroness Prosser moved for papers relating to the changing world of employment. After debate, the motion was withdrawn.

16 Eurozone crisis Lord Sassoon repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

17 Impact of Government policies on family budgets (1½-hour debate) Lord Knight of Weymouth moved for papers relating to the impact of Government policies on family budgets. After debate, the motion was withdrawn.

18 Middle East: water A question was asked by Lord Alderdice and, after debate, answered by Baroness Northover.

The House adjourned at 5.47pm until Monday 31 October at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 2.00pm.

Draft National Planning Policy Framework Baroness Hanham moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft National Planning Policy Framework. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 4.57pm.

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:

1 Health-Government response to the Report of the Select Committee on HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom.    (8190)

2 Finance-Treasury Minutes on the Twenty-Eighth and the Forty-Second to the Forty-Fifth Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts.    (8212)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Cirencester Tertiary College Sixth Form College Corporation Designation (England) Order 2011, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.   (2487)

2 Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) (Amendment) Order 2011, laid under the Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Act 2004.   (2552)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report and Accounts for 2010–11 of the Legal Services Commission, laid under the Access to Justice Act 1999.

2 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission, laid under the Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003.

Prepared 27th October 2011