House of Lords Business

Thursday 10 November 2011 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their approach to tackling problems resulting from illegal fishing on the cockle beds of the Ribble estuary.

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

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

Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Electoral Regions (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2011 Lord Strathclyde to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2011 Lord Strathclyde to move that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.

Water Supply (Amendment to the Threshold Requirement) Regulations 2011 Lord Strathclyde to move that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.

Lord Elton to move that this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government’s commitment to transparency.

Lord Selkirk of Douglas to move that this House takes note, on the eve of Remembrance Day, of the debt which our nation owes to all those who have sacrificed their lives in defence of the realm.

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).

Grand Committee in Committee Room 4A at 2.00pm

Welfare Reform Bill Committee (day 12) [Lord Freud] 17th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Future Business 

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.

†Al-Qaida (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011 Lord Sassoon to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 11 October be approved. 29th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 9 November

†Health and Social Care Bill Committee (day 5) [Earl Howe] 19th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 18th Report from the Constitution Committee

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)

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

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.

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

†Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Pupil Information by Welsh Ministers) Regulations 2011 Lord Wallace of Saltaire to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 July be approved. 28th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 9 November

†Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Value Added Tax Information) Regulations 2011 Lord Wallace of Saltaire to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 September be approved. 29th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 9 November

Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill Report [Lord Henley] 16th and 20th Reports from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

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

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Report of the European Union Committee on Sovereign Credit Ratings: Shooting the Messenger? (21st Report, HL Paper 189). (1½ hours)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) (No. 2) Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord McNally] 29th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) (No. 2) Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord McNally] 30th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Lord Turnberg to move that the Grand Committee do consider the Health Research Authority (Establishment and Constitution) Order 2011 (SI 2011/2323).

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. (1 hour)

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for improving transport links between London and the regions. (1 hour)

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Wednesday 23 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Selkirk of Douglas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will continue to make representations 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.

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

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.

Lord Sugar to move that this House takes note of Government procurement policy. [I]Category 4: Shareholdings (a)
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Baroness Pitkeathley to move that this House takes note of the report of the Commission on Funding of Care and Support and the future of social care.

The Lord Bishop of Ripon and Leeds to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to support the work of publicly funded voluntary groups in deprived areas in the light of cuts in local authority budgets. (1½ hours)

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]

Mental Health (Discrimination) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Stevenson of Coddenham]

Monday 28 November at 2.30pm

*Baroness O’Loan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking within the European Union to support the governments of Spain and France to secure peace following the declaration by ETA of a definitive cessation of all armed action.

*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendations by the Independent Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency on how the Agency manages foreign national prisoners.

*Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment the Gambling Commission has undertaken of the contribution being made to good causes by The Health Lottery.

†*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving to provisions concerning the export and re-export of arms and to the export of software or technologies that can be used against civilian populations.

Tuesday 29 November at 2.30pm

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the implications of the Arab Spring for religious minorities in the countries concerned.

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have been in police custody during the past 12 months, and how many of them were black or Asian.

*Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the proposal by the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs that the European Commission should have the power to scrutinise member states’ budgets and impose such financial penalties as the Commission deems fit.

Wednesday 30 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will require that interns who work for an organisation for longer than two months should be paid at or above the rate of Jobseeker’s Allowance.

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what means they have to hold Interpol to account, especially where United Kingdom citizens are involved.

*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent the North Liverpool Community Justice Centre has met its intended objectives, what plans they have for this centre, and what improvements they would envisage to this model if it were to be further replicated.

Thursday 1 December at 11.00am

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to deal with the shortage of homes for rent.

*Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the contribution made by Pakistan as the front-line state in the "war on terror".

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will appoint a minister to deal specifically with youth unemployment.

Baroness Emerton to move that this House takes note of front-line nursing care.

The Earl of Sandwich to move that this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government’s proposals for international development policy, including proposals on the situation of Dalits.

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).

Monday 5 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will add to their priorities for the United Kingdom chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe the securing of restitution or compensation from the government of Poland for British citizens whose property in Poland was seized by the Nazi and Communist regimes.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what level of support they will give to the latest efforts of the Palestinian Authority to secure admission to full United Nations statehood.

*Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to prevent prisoner escort vans delivering young offenders to the Her Majesty’s Young Offender Institution Feltham after the contracted time of 7.30pm.

*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the aerospace industry regarding problems facing that industry.

Tuesday 6 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of people affected by newspaper phone-hacking.

*Lord Grenfell to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have agreed a list of powers to be repatriated from the European Union, and, if so, when they expect to launch negotiations with the United Kingdom’s European partners.

†*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the General Dental Council to raise the priority accorded to oral cancer detection and for its inclusion as a recommended topic in the list of subjects for Continuing Professional Development.

†Wednesday 7 December at 3.00pm

†*Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will initiate a review of the structure of corporate governance in large United Kingdom companies, in the light of wider public and social interests in boardroom decisions.

†*Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce net immigration.

†*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to minimise the impact on arts and cultural activities of local authority cuts.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

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

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to move that this House takes note of the World Bank’s World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security and Development.

Baroness Cox to move that this House takes note of developments in the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan since the declaration of independence on 9 July.

Baroness Campbell of Surbiton to move that this House takes note of the Sayce Review’s recommendations about the support for disabled people in employment provided by Access to Work.

The Lord Bishop of Derby to move that this House takes note of the ability of developing countries to prevent tax abuse and other illicit financial flows.

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to move that this House takes note of the proposals for High Speed Rail 2.

Baroness Valentine to move that this House takes note of the United Kingdom’s reputation in the light of the credit crisis and the recent riots.

Baroness McDonagh to move that this House takes note of the Boundary Commission’s draft proposals for changes to constituency boundaries in England.

The Earl of Glasgow to move that this House takes note of the rights of the terminally ill in making decisions about their death, and the legal position of those assisting them.

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to move that this House takes note of how Parliament is responding to the changes brought about by the continuing devolution of powers to Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Lord Harrison to move that this House takes note of the standards and practices of public and private zoos in the United Kingdom and their relationship to European Union legislation.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House takes note of conflict, famine, and development issues in the Horn of Africa, Sudan, and the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

Lord Browne of Ladyton to move that this House takes note of 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.

Lord Davies of Stamford to move that this House takes note of the future of the Eurozone and its implications for the United Kingdom economy.

Baroness King of Bow to move that this House takes note of the future of the adoption system in the United Kingdom.

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Joint Committee on the draft Defamation Bill (HL Paper 203).

Lord Berkeley to move that this House takes note of the report of the Thames Tunnel Commission in October 2011.

The Lord Bishop of Chester to move that this House takes note of child development in the United Kingdom and its bearing on national wellbeing.

Lord Dykes to move that this House takes note of tax evasion and avoidance in the United Kingdom.

The Earl of Clancarty to move that this House takes note of the place of the arts and creativity in schools and higher education and their significance for the future development of the arts and creative industries in the United Kingdom.

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 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 

Lord Lucas to move that this House takes note of the place of trust in society.

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 move that this House takes note of the ceremonial aspects of the House of Lords and their impact on public understanding of the work of the House.

Lord Norton of Louth to move that this House takes note of the case for reducing the size of the House of Lords.

Lord Dykes to move that this House takes note of the case for co-ordinated European Union defence policies.

Lord Mawson to move that this House takes note of the case for a co-ordinated approach towards regeneration, in particular the new metropolitan districts in north west England and east London.

Lord Selsdon to move that this House takes note of the future role of the Royal Navy.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House takes note of the security situation on the Korean peninsula and the response of the international community.

Lord Avebury to move that this House takes note of the human rights situation in Bahrain.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to move that this House takes note of the decline in numbers of police officers and police community support officers.

The Earl of Clancarty to move that this House takes note of the case for increasing the amount of public space in the United Kingdom and improving access to it.

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to move that this House takes note of the language and terminology used in the House of Lords and their impact on public understanding of the work of the House.

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to move that this House takes note of the report of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir John Beddington, The Future of Food and Farming: Challenges and choices for global sustainability.

Lord Desai to move that this House takes note of the challenges posed by multiculturalism, in particular how to accommodate practices of diverse faiths.

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to move that this House takes note of 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.

Lord Selsdon to move that this House takes note of the legacy of President Gorbachev and the development of democratic government.

Lord Risby to move that this House takes note of the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to move that this House takes note of proposals for the National Health Service.

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 move that this House takes note of the case for an independent inquiry into phone hacking by the press.

Lord Plant of Highfield to move that this House takes note of the role of rating agencies in the international financial system.

Lord Alderdice to move that this House takes note of the Humanitarian Emergency Response Review and the United Kingdom Government Response.

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood to move that this House takes note of the Dilnot report on Fairer Care Funding.

Lord Eden of Winton to move that this House takes note of the protection of rainforests.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

Lord Luke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they continue to support High Speed Rail 2 and, if so, why.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 9 November and due for answer by 23 November.

Lord Hollick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what operational information is supplied by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) to enable the Home Office to monitor the performance of the UKBA on a weekly and monthly basis.   HL13251

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had any contact with the Finucane family since the meeting between the Prime Minister and Mrs Finucane on 11 October.   HL13252

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Sir Desmond de Silva QC has begun his examination of available materials in the Patrick Finucane case.   HL13253

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what administrative or other assistance they are providing, either by way of access to records or provision of personnel, to Sir Desmond de Silva QC to assist him in conducting his examination of records in the Patrick Finucane case.   HL13254

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether bank lending data under Project Merlin, as published by the Bank of England, is collected and produced according to the Bank’s Statistical Code of Practice; and, if not, what are the implications of this for the reliance that can be placed on the data. 
   HL13255

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the demand for bank credit from small and medium-sized enterprises falls short of commitments made by banks under Project Merlin.   HL13256

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 1 November (WA 224–5), whether HM Treasury ministers or officials have received copies of any minutes of a meeting of the Court of the Bank of England since May 2010; and, if so, which meetings, when those were received, and from whom.   HL13257

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 1 November (WA 225), how they ensure that the Court of the Bank of England is effective as the governing body of the Bank.   HL13258

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Chancellor of the Exchequer last had a meeting with the Chairman of the Court of the Bank of England.   HL13259

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government to whom the Court of the Bank of England reports; and what form this reporting process takes.   HL13260

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what research they have funded since 2001 to validate pen-side test kits which verify the presence of foot-and-mouth disease virus; and whether there are any validated kits available in the United Kingdom.   HL13261

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that the children of parents misdiagnosed with fabricated or induced illness, Münchausen’s syndrome by proxy, or borderline personality disorder are not subject to the recently announced fast track adoption procedures.   HL13262

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the remit of the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment’s review of organophosphates does not include examination of their effect on the heart, lungs, autonomic system and mitochondria. 
   HL13263

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in view of the fact that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is categorised by the World Health Organisation’s mandatory International Categorisation of Diseases as a neurological disease, why Department for Work and Pensions guidelines define CFS/ME as "an illness that is characterised by physical and mental fatigue and fatigability".   HL13264

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in view of the fact that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is classified by the World Health Organisation’s mandatory International Categorisation of Diseases as a neurological disease, and that the Government’s contract with Atos Healthcare requires a qualified doctor to assess employment and support allowance claimants for CFS/ME, why the Department for Work and Pensions stated, in response to a Freedom of Information request of 23 March 2011, that any healthcare professional can undertake such assessments.   HL13265

Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated cost of the Commission on Devolution in Wales; and what will be the fees payable to the commissioners. 
   HL13266

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 3 November (WA 287–8), whether the United Kingdom’s High Commissioner in Delhi and Ambassador in Beijing will now raise the issues of sex-selective abortion, female infanticide and male infanticide in India and China respectively.   HL13267

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 3 November (WA 287), whether the United Kingdom representative to the United Nations has raised the issue of gendercide affecting (a) female, and (b) male, babies in 2011 to date. 
   HL13268

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessments they have received of the nutritional state of children in Gaza.   HL13269

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many winter fuel payments were made, and at what total cost, to former United Kingdom residents abroad, in each of the last five years for which figures are available, according to country.   HL13270

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of savings to public funds from making winter fuel payments liable to basic and higher rates of income tax. 
   HL13271

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of winter fuel payments to higher rate income tax payers this winter; and what proportion that represents of the total.   HL13272

The Lord Bishop of Ripon and Leeds to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that residents are able to fulfil their religious obligations through making financial gifts in those immigration removal centres which are seeking to remove the use of cash from their premises. 
   HL13273

Lord Smith of Finsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with representatives of the creative industries regarding the Digital Copyright Exchange; what steps they intend to take in appointing someone to lead the Exchange; and whether they will seek nominations for that post from those engaged in the creative industries sector.   [I]Category 1: Directorships
Non-executive Board Member, PPL (Phonographic Performance Ltd: Music Performers’ Rights Collecting Society)
 HL13274

Lord Smith of Finsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the submission of competitive climbing as a potential Olympic sport from 2020, they will consider providing support funding for elite athletes in this discipline through UK Sport.   HL13275

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether Eritrea has fully complied with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1907 of 23 December 2009. 
   HL13276

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons on HM Prison Aylesbury about the use of force by staff, what action they are taking to ensure records on the use of force are complete and regularly scrutinised.   HL13277

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the access to showers at HM Prison Aylesbury.   HL13278

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to screen the toilets in cells designed for one prisoner but holding two in HM Prison Aylesbury.   HL13279

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have made to the finding by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons that in adjudications at HM Prison Aylesbury there is "insufficient exploration of circumstances and evidence before a finding of guilt".   HL13280

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 7 November (WA 18–19) concerning the celebration of the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta in 2015, what organisation they will work with in Northern Ireland to arrange celebrations there.   HL13281

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what instructions they have given to those banks in which they have an investment to reduce the length of time required to clear a cheque.   HL13282

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what instructions they have given to those banks over which they have control to reduce the length of time for a bank to clear a cheque.   HL13283

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 6 June (WA 51) and 7 July (WA 105–6) concerning staffing in the Northern Ireland Office, on what date they expect to commence the reduction of staff numbers.   HL13284

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the economic advantages of having two fully staffed embassies in Rome.   HL13285

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any direct payments for the BBC World News television service; and what assessment they have made of the level of coverage the service gave to the Commonwealth Heads of Government conference in Perth.   HL13286

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether changes to the Pet Travel Scheme that come into effect on 1 January 2012 will require pets entering the United Kingdom from the Republic of Ireland to have additional rabies vaccinations.   HL13287

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Equality and Human Rights Commission about the impact of spending cuts on local community relations and equality councils.   HL13288

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many local community relations and equality councils were in receipt of grant funding by the Equality and Human Rights Commission and local authorities in each of the last three years for which figures are available.   HL13289

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many local community relations and equality councils in receipt of funding by the Equality and Human Rights Commission are due to have that funding withdrawn; and which they are.   HL13290

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of changes in legal aid franchising on the advisory services provided by community relations and equality councils.   HL13291

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the purpose and latest position of the European Union Gendarmerie Force; how many police are in training, from which countries, and where; and whether they will authorise the use of its services in the United Kingdom.   HL13292

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (a) British people, or (b) other nationals, have been extradited annually by the United Kingdom to each European country under a European Arrest Warrant (EAW); how many have been held in custody or imprisoned under an EAW; and how many are awaiting extradition.   HL13293

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Creativity Software about their activities in Iran; who was present and on what dates; and whether they have established whether Creativity Software have servicing contracts for surveillance technology which they have sold to Iran.   HL13294

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have about the frequency of visits by British engineers and technicians to Iran; and what is the value of service contracts between British companies and Iran.   HL13295

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government which United Kingdom companies have sold surveillance equipment to Iran, Syria, Bahrain, Egypt, Tunisia and Libya; and what discussions they have held with the companies, and on what dates, about the purposes for which such equipment could be used.   HL13296

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with European Union Member States on establishing an effective framework to deter the misuse of European technologies involved in human rights violations and to prevent the resale of American technologies, on which an export embargo has been placed, via secondary companies based in Europe. 
   HL13297

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 7 November (WA 8), how have the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority confirmed that gamete providers whose resulting embryos were used in research without their consent were promptly notified by licensed staff at the centres concerned.    HL13298

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by the Minister for Civil Society, Mr Nick Hurd, on 17 October (HC Deb, 719W), whether the concept of service in return for custom is recognised by the Charity Commission with respect to Gift Aid contributions.   HL13299

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

5 September (19 September)

HL11639 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

4 October (18 October)

HL12093 Lord Sheikh [HO]

HL12132 Lord Roberts of Conwy [WO]

HL12133 Lord Roberts of Conwy [WO]

12 October (26 October)

HL12376 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [WO]

HL12399 Lord Janner of Braunstone [MoD]

HL12418 Lord Laird [DWP]

18 October (1 November)

HL12542 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [HO]

HL12543 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [HO]

HL12556 The Duke of Montrose [WO]

HL12561 Baroness Goudie [DfID]

19 October (2 November)

HL12620 Lord Bradshaw [DfT]

20 October (3 November)

HL12651 Lord Bradshaw [DfT]

21 October (4 November)

HL12689 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [MoJ]

HL12698 Lord Laird [NIO]

24 October (7 November)

HL12707 Baroness Tonge [DfID]

HL12725 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [MoJ]

HL12729 Lord Patten [DfID]

HL12734 The Lord Bishop of Hereford [MoJ]

25 October (8 November)

HL12756 Lord Warner [MoJ]

HL12761 Lord Laird [HMT]

HL12784 Lord Barnett [CO]

HL12786 Lord Willoughby de Broke [HMT]

HL12790 Lord Harries of Pentregarth [FCO]

HL12794 Baroness Byford [DEFRA]

26 October (9 November)

HL12801 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [HMT]

HL12819 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [CO]

HL12835 Baroness Hamwee [HO]

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

[CO] 2

[DEFRA] 1

[DfID] 3

[DfT] 2

[DWP] 1

[FCO] 1

[HMT] 3

[HO] 5

[MoD] 1

[MoJ] 4

[NIO] 1

[WO] 4

Bills in Progress 

Type of Bill

To be considered

To be heard by the Examiners at 11.00am

Bank of Ireland (UK) plc

Private

10 November

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

25 November

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

Scrap Metal Dealers (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims (Amendment)

Private Member’s

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders

Government

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

10 November

Committed to a Select Committee

City of Westminster [HL]

Private

Leeds City Council

Private

24 November

Reading Borough Council

Private

24 November

Canterbury City Council

Private

24 November

Nottingham City Council

Private

24 November

Committed to a Grand Committee

Welfare Reform

Government

10 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

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

Government

14 November

Protection of Freedoms (in respect of clauses 1–25, 54–56, 64–84 and Schedules 1, 4 and 7) (Northern Ireland Assembly Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

Waiting for Report

Charities [HL] (Consolidation Bill)

Government

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

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

Government

15 November

Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures

Government

15 November

Waiting for Third Reading

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

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

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

Returned to the Commons Amended

Education

Government

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Amendments

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

Government

Waiting for Royal Assent

Localism

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 Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Inspections etc.) Regulations 2011

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

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

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

15 November

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

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

15 November

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

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

15 November

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

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

15 November

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

Draft Al-Qaida (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011

14 November

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Insolvency Act 1986 (Disqualification from Parliament) Order 2011

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

Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2011

Draft Water Supply (Amendment to the Threshold Requirement) Regulations 2011

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires

To be considered

40th Report

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

18 November

Instrument not reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Health Research Authority (Establishment and Constitution) Order 2011

11 November

15 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 Committee Bulletin.

Thursday 10 November

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

Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill [HL]

Special Public Bill Committee

4.00pm
in the Moses Room

Monday 14 November

Privacy and Injunctions

Joint Committee

2.00pm
in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Energy and Transport

4.00pm

Draft House of Lords Reform Bill

Joint Committee

4.30pm
in the Moses Room

Tuesday 15 November

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

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

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 16 November

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs

9.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

10.30am

Wednesday 23 November

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

3.35pm

Information

Domestic Committee

3.45pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 24 November

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

Select Committee

11.00am

Tuesday 29 November

Science and Technology

Sub-Committee I STEM Higher Education

3.30pm
in the Archbishops’ Room, Millbank House

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

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

Tuesday 6 December

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 9 November 2011 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol.

Select Committee Report

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

32nd Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instrument: 
Draft Water Supply (Amendment to the Threshold Requirement) Regulations 2011. (HL Paper 218)

Private Business

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

Baroness Knight of Collingtree, Chairman of the Select Committee, reported that, in accordance with Private Business Standing Order 108 (Adjournment of committee on opposed bill), the Committee had adjourned until Thursday 24 November being the next date that the Committee can meet to deliberate on the bills.

Public Business

3 Cyprus: European Union presidency A question was asked by Lord Harrison and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

4 Armed forces: Afghanistan and Libya A question was asked by Lord Lee of Trafford and answered by Lord Astor of Hever.

5 Prisons: HM Prison Wandsworth A question was asked by Lord Hurd of Westwell and answered by Lord McNally.

6 Executive remuneration A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Baroness Wilcox.

7 Privileges and Conduct The Chairman of Committees moved that the Report from the Select Committee on the Conduct of Lord Taylor of Warwick (8th Report, HL Paper 210) be agreed to. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

8 Privileges and Conduct The Chairman of Committees moved to resolve that Lord Taylor of Warwick be suspended from the service of the House for 12 months, with effect from 31 May 2011. The motion was agreed to.

9 Privileges and Conduct The Chairman of Committees moved that the Report from the Select Committee on the Conduct of Lord Hanningfield (9th Report, HL Paper 211) be agreed to. The motion was agreed to.

10 Privileges and Conduct The Chairman of Committees moved to resolve that Lord Hanningfield be suspended from the service of the House for nine months, with effect from 1 July 2011. The motion was agreed to.

11 Privileges and Conduct The Chairman of Committees moved that the Report from the Select Committee on the Guide to the Code of Conduct (10th Report, HL Paper 212) be agreed to. The motion was agreed to.

12 Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill Baroness Stowell of Beeston, on behalf of Lord Henley, moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 and 2 
Schedule 1 
Clauses 3 to 7 
Schedule 2 
Clauses 8 to 15 
Schedule 3 
Clauses 16 to 18 
Schedule 4

Clauses 19 to 24 
Schedule 5 
Clause 25 
Schedule 6 
Clauses 26 to 29 
Schedules 7 and 8 
Clauses 30 and 31.

The motion was agreed to.

13 Health and Social Care Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 35. An amendment was agreed to. The House resumed after amendment 45.

14 Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Community Infrastructure Levy Functions) Order 2011  
West Northamptonshire Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) (Amendment) Order 2011 
Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Pupil Information by Welsh Ministers) Regulations 2011 
Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Value Added Tax Information) Regulations 2011 
Al-Qaida (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011

The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the Order and draft statutory instruments.

15 Energy: wind farms A question was asked by Lord Thomas of Gresford and, after debate, answered by Baroness Stowell of Beeston.

16 Education Bill The bill was read a third time. An amendment was agreed to. Then the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

The House adjourned at 10.05pm until Thursday 10 November at 11.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules Lord Hunt of Kings Heath moved that the Grand Committee do consider the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Community Infrastructure Levy Functions) Order 2011 Baroness Hanham moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Community Infrastructure Levy Functions) Order 2011. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

West Northamptonshire Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) (Amendment) Order 2011 Baroness Hanham moved that the Grand Committee do consider the West Northamptonshire Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) (Amendment) Order 2011. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Pupil Information by Welsh Ministers) Regulations 2011 Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Pupil Information by Welsh Ministers) Regulations 2011. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Value Added Tax Information) Regulations 2011 Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Value Added Tax Information) Regulations 2011. The motion was agreed to.

Al-Qaida (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011 Lord Sassoon moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Al-Qaida (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 5.30pm.

Papers 

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

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2011, laid under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.   (2675)

2 (1) Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products (Amendment) Regulations 2011   (2677)

(2) Animal By-Products (Enforcement) and Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2011   (2681)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

Prepared 10th November 2011