House of Lords Business

Monday 14 November 2011 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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)

Grand Committee in Committee Room 4A at 3.30pm

†Welfare Reform Bill Committee (day 13) [Lord Freud] 17th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Future Business 

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.

†Bank of Ireland (UK) plc Bill Second Reading [The Chairman of Committees]

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.

Lord Noon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the implications for integration and extremism in the United Kingdom of their Prevent strategy. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

†Thursday 8 December at 11.00am

†*Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that, by the age of seven, all children with retarded development of their language facility have been identified and their problems addressed.

†*The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress there has been in the European Union’s negotiations with Kosovo and Serbia.

†*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many accidents have been caused by cyclists riding on pavements and how many cyclists have been charged with riding on pavements in the past year.

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 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.

Baroness Randerson to move that this House takes note of the Commission on Devolution in Wales, chaired by Paul Silk.

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

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 10 November and due for answer by 24 November.

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the statement by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in its lay summary for licensed product 00036/0103 that this "contains sodium fluoride, which helps prevent tooth decay" indicates that toothpastes with added fluoride require medicinal product licences.   HL13300

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 7 February (WA 18–19), whether they have made progress in deciding whether to reduce the fluoride concentration in United Kingdom water fluoridation schemes; and why they need to await consultations in the United States.   HL13301

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 1 November (WA 233–4), what is their authority for the view that fluoride when added to mains water to protect children’s teeth does not constitute a medical treatment as opposed to a medicinal product.   HL13302

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the Luxembourg compromise of January 1996 is still valid in European Union decision-making.
   HL13303

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what basis the Financial Secretary to the Treasury considers that the Luxembourg compromise is available for effective use in the European Council.   HL13304

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have a veto over any proposal for a financial transaction tax under Article 311 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union; and whether they will use such a veto if a financial transaction tax is formally proposed.   HL13305

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government who reviews the performance of the Court of the Bank of England, the Governor and the Deputy Governors; and to whom and how they report.
   HL13306

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 9 November (WA 49), whether HM Treasury or the Financial Services Authority have reviewed the criteria and processes used by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association in determining a credit event and the reliance that can be placed on credit default swaps in calculating net risk-weighted assets of United Kingdom banks.   HL13307

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government by how much the value of the taxpayer’s investment in Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland has fallen since May 2010; and whether they judge current market conditions to be suitable for the sale of Northern Rock.   HL13308

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review the arrangements under which the margin triggers on Italian and French sovereign bonds traded in London and cleared through LCH.Clearnet are established by entities under the supervision of French regulators.
   HL13309

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by the Prime Minister on 9 November (HC Deb, col 280), how they will be "making our views known" on unacceptable bonus payments at Royal Bank of Scotland.   HL13310

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government which tram and light rail projects they have supported financially in the last five years; how much they have spent on each of those projects; how far each of those projects has been developed; and what are the plans for those projects that have yet to be completed.   HL13311

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial support they have provided or will provide for the forthcoming relocation of Merseytravel’s headquarters.   HL13312

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Police National Computer is still operated and managed by the National Policing Improvement Agency; and, if so, whether there are any plans to change that arrangement.   HL13313

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government which bodies have rights of access to the Police National Computer.   HL13314

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the rules governing who may access the Police National Computer are set centrally, or whether each body with rights to access it sets its own terms.   HL13315

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that the new Payments Council system for switching current accounts will allow personal customers to refuse to allow the sharing of their personal data and transaction details beyond that required by law.
   HL13316

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ban Chinese lanterns on the grounds of posing a threat to livestock.   HL13317

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations against any proposal for the military to nominate a majority on the council to draft a new constitution for Egypt.
   HL13318

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will deploy diplomatic efforts to prevent any dilution of provisions of the Ottawa Convention on anti-personnel landmines and the 2008 Oslo Treaty on Cluster Munitions in any future United Nations convention; and whether they will explore the possibility of securing an international ban on the manufacture of both types of weapons, to include weapons yet to be developed.   HL13319

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have raised with the interim government of Egypt (a) the duration of emergency law, (b) the possibility of a review by normal criminal courts of sentences passed by military tribunals, (c) freedom of expression for individuals and the media, and (d) freedom to organise and take part in strikes; and, if so, what responses they have received.
   HL13320

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have been invited to send observers to the parliamentary and presidential elections in Egypt.   HL13321

Baroness McDonagh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the costs associated with revising and re-branding the former Money Made Clear website as the Money Advice Service website on 4 April 2011, including staff costs.   HL13322

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 8 November (WA 32), which 10 charities have received the largest amounts of money from the Department for International Development over the last five years; and what sums were received by those charities.   HL13323

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 7 November (WA 18), whether they will publish on 1 December their response to the European Commission’s Green Paper on pre-trial detention; and, if not, why not.   HL13324

Baroness Worthington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish in draft the proposed qualified one-way cost shifting regulations to be made under clause 25 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill and any related rules of court.   HL13325

Baroness Worthington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the qualified one-way cost shifting regulations will involve assessment of a losing claimant’s ability to pay at the end of a case; and if so, whether they have conducted a cost/benefit analysis of such a provision, including in relation to court time and the complexity and confidentiality of individuals’ financial affairs.   HL13326

Baroness Worthington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to a regime offering a presumption of unqualified one-way cost shifting, capable of being displaced in advance for good reason by an opponent and with the court otherwise able to apply sanctions for misconduct; and what were the conclusions of any such consideration.   HL13327

Baroness Worthington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether recovery of after-the-event insurance premiums from losing parties in litigation is being abolished other than for clinical negligence cases, or whether this will only happen once qualified one-way cost shifting rules apply to such cases.   HL13328

Baroness Worthington to ask Her Majesty’s Government, if after-the-event premiums will not be recoverable in any type of claim except clinical negligence cases, how claimants who do not have before-the-event insurance, cannot afford after-the-event premiums and otherwise cannot afford the risk of losing a claim will obtain access to justice in other types of claim; and why qualified one-way cost shifting is not being applied to such claims (other than personal injury claims).   HL13329

Baroness Worthington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, given the requirements of European Union law to ensure certainty in relation to costs before commencing litigation, they are proposing a difference in domestic law cases; and if so, why.   HL13330

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many members of the staff of the UK Border Agency and its predecessor bodies have been convicted of criminal offences in connection with their official activities over the last seven years; and, in each case, what was the name of the offender, the date and nature of the offence and the sentence received.   HL13331

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements are in place for internal and external checks on the integrity and honesty of the staff of the UK Border Agency.   HL13332

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government in which overseas diplomatic missions staff of the UK Border Agency are based; how many are in each mission; and how many of those have full diplomatic status and how many are locally employed non-United Kingdom passport holders.
   HL13333

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government in what circumstances a pirate captured by a Royal Navy ship would be entitled to claim asylum in the United Kingdom; and whether there is an obligation on Her Majesty’s Government to convey any such asylum seeker back to the United Kingdom at public expense.   HL13334

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pirates have been captured or arrested by Royal Navy ships in the last two years; and what has been done with them.   HL13335

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total cost to public funds to date of the e-borders system; and when they expect the system to be fully operational at all points of entry to the United Kingdom.   HL13336

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in view of the recent Information Tribunal ruling, whether they still consider the Duchy of Cornwall to be a private estate; and if the Duchy is now a public authority, what are the consequences.   HL13337

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government in what capacity their Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland attends functions in Northern Ireland.   HL13338

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have proposals to stop smokers from obstructing entrances of public buildings; and what assessment they have made of whether the practice contributes to passive smoking.   HL13339

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many non-European Union students were detected overstaying their visas in 2010; how many of those sought political asylum in the United Kingdom; and how many were compulsorily returned.   HL13340

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government why public sector schemes do not have to pay into the Pension Protection Fund; how many pension schemes are members of the Fund; and which occupational pension schemes are or have been the subject of the Fund’s compensation.   HL13341

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are investigating whether all people on the electoral register, or only non-United Kingdom nationals, could have their nationality and immigration status checked by Electoral Registration Officers with the UK Border Agency; and to what other entities they are considering extending similar checks.   HL13342

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff previously employed at Latchmere House prison have been redeployed within the Prison Service.   HL13343

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether those prisoners previously resident at Latchmere House and still in prison elsewhere benefit from employment programmes similar or equivalent to those which existed at Latchmere House.   HL13344

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they will provide on the preparation of local plans and other development plan documents following the withdrawal of Planning Policy Statement 12, in particular relating to the preparation of core strategies, adopted proposals maps, area action plans and supplementary planning documents.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Member, Pendle Borough Council
 HL13345

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Communities and Local Government Plan-making Manual is still in place as advice to local planning authorities; whether they intend to withdraw, revise or replace the manual; and, if so, when this will take place.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Member, Pendle Borough Council
 HL13346

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria will be used for allocating funding to waste collection authorities from the Weekly Collections Support Scheme if the bids received exceed the amount of money available; and whether in that case funding will be allocated on the basis of full funding for a proportion of the bids or a percentage reduction across the board.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Member, Pendle Borough Council
 HL13347

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the exchange of correspondence between the Prime Minister and Simon Davies of Privacy International concerning the sale of surveillance technology in the Middle East and North Africa, and place copies in the Library of the House.   HL13348

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 19 October (WA 71–2), what steps were taken by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to ensure that gamete providers were informed that embryos were used in research without their consent at Centre 0102 between 20 December 2005 and 2 May 2006; what were the circumstances under which this came to light; which concerns associated with properly informed consent pertained to Research Licence R0075 and Research Licence R0133 at the time; and what has been the history of relations with the HFEA of the Person Responsible for Research Licence R0075 and the Nominal Licensee for Research Licence R0133.   HL13349

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recent findings of the head of the United Nations Office of Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs, Baroness Amos, on food shortages, famine and malnutrition in North Korea following her visit to that country.
   HL13350

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how their criticism of regimes which seek to manipulate or intercept social networking sites, text messaging or electronic communications relates to the role of British companies selling such surveillance equipment to the same regimes, with the knowledge of Her Majesty’s Government.   HL13351

Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield to ask the Chairman of Committees what assessment he has made of the possibility of providing greater electronic access for the public to historic Hansard data on the Millbank Systems experimental web domain; what plans have been made to host the information on the parliamentary website; and what steps are being taken to digitise data that is not currently available on the experimental website.   HL13352

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to address the findings of the Kay Review in respect of investors’ fiduciary duties.   HL13353

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to improve investor oversight of listed companies.   HL13354

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to improve companies’ reporting of environmental and social risks.   HL13355

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make further representations to the government of Vietnam regarding the illegal trade in black rhino horns and its impact on the rhino population.   HL13356

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of early intervention musculoskeletal physiotherapy in reducing sick leave, and enabling people on sick leave to return to work.   HL13357

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential savings to the welfare benefits budget of ensuring that people with musculoskeletal problems have early access to physiotherapy to enable them to remain in employment.   HL13358

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many railway stations in the London Boroughs and the City of London will be closed as part of the McNulty Review.   HL13359

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government who will have responsibility for procuring Crossrail’s rolling stock.   HL13360

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government for how many toll roads and bridges they or government agencies are responsible; and what charges have been levied for each of them in each year since 1996 (or the year they were opened if later) until the last year for which records are available.   HL13361

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will implement proposals for armed guards to be based on United Kingdom merchant vessels.   HL13362

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures are in place to ensure that dying individuals who do not have an advance care plan, which should ensure that their end-of-life wishes are discussed and recorded, are identified and receive good quality end-of-life care.   HL13363

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many households have been disconnected from their energy supply in each month of the last five years; and for what reasons and by which energy supplier.   HL13364

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government when secondary legislation under the Energy Act 2011 relating to the Green Deal will be available; and what opportunity there will be for discussion and scrutiny prior to orders being laid before Parliament.   HL13365

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)

HL12698 Lord Laird [NIO]

24 October (7 November)

HL12707 Baroness Tonge [DfID]

HL12729 Lord Patten [DfID]

25 October (8 November)

HL12784 Lord Barnett [CO]

26 October (9 November)

HL12819 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [CO]

HL12835 Baroness Hamwee [HO]

27 October (10 November)

HL12876 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DfT]

HL12877 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DfT]

HL12878 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DfT]

HL12879 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DfT]

HL12880 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DfT]

HL12888 Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen [DCMS]

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

[CO] 2

[DCMS] 1

[DfID] 3

[DfT] 7

[DWP] 1

[HO] 5

[MoD] 1

[NIO] 1

[WO] 4


Bills in Progress 

Type of Bill

To be considered

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

Bank of Ireland (UK) plc

Private

15 November

Waiting for Commitment

Defamation [HL]

Private Member’s

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

City of London (Various Powers) [HL]

Private

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

14 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

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

Government

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

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

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

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.

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

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Draft Financial Services Bill

Joint Committee

3.30pm
in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 16 November

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs

11.00am

Thursday 17 November

European Union

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

10.00am

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

European Union

EU Sub-Committee G Social Policies and Consumer Protection

9.30am

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

Thursday 15 December

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 10 November 2011 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol.

Private Business

1 Bank of Ireland (UK) plc Bill The Examiner’s certificate that no further standing order is applicable was ordered to lie on the Table.

Public Business

2 Cluster munitions A question was asked by Lord Elton and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

3 Education: qualifications A question was asked by Baroness Quin and answered by Lord Hill of Oareford.

4 Legislation A question was asked by Lord Phillips of Sudbury and answered by Lord Strathclyde.

5 Environment: cockle beds A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

6 National Health Service: Hinchingbrooke Hospital A private notice question was asked by Baroness Thornton and answered by Earl Howe.

7 Business of the House Lord McNally, on behalf of Lord Strathclyde, moved 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. The motion was agreed to.

8 Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Electoral Regions (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2011 Lord McNally, on behalf of Lord Strathclyde, moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

9 Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2011 Lord McNally, on behalf of Lord Strathclyde, moved that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

10 Water Supply (Amendment to the Threshold Requirement) Regulations 2011 Lord McNally, on behalf of Lord Strathclyde, moved that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

11 Transparency (1½-hour debate) Lord Elton moved that this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government’s commitment to transparency. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

12 Remembrance Day (3½-hour debate) Lord Selkirk of Douglas moved 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. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

13 Grassroots Sport and the European Union (EUC Report) Baroness Young of Hornsey moved 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). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

14 Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill [HL] The bill was reported from the Special Public Bill Committee with an amendment. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 110)

15 Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill [HL] The proceedings (with evidence) of the Special Public Bill Committee were ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 219)

The House adjourned at 5.39pm until Monday 14 November at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in Committee Room 4A at 2.00pm.

Welfare Reform Bill The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 76ZB. The Committee adjourned after clause 74 was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 5.45pm.

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 Post-Legislative Scrutiny-Memorandum to the House of Commons Public Administration Committee on Post-legislative Scrutiny of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007.    (8216)

2 Taxation-

(1) Convention between the United Kingdom and Germany for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital.    (8224)

(2) Agreement between the United Kingdom and Belize for the Exchange of Information Relating to Tax Matters.    (8225)

3 Contingent Liability-

(1) Minute from the Department for International Development concerning the contingent liability arising from subscription to shares in the General Capital Increase for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.    (-)

(2) Minute from the Department for International Development concerning the contingent liability arising from subscription to shares in the Selective Capital Increase for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.    (-)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Immigration (Procedure for Marriage) Regulations 2011, laid under the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004.   (2678)

2 Immigration (Procedure for Formation of Civil Partnerships) Regulations 2011, laid under the Civil Partnership Act 2004.   (2679)

3 Proscribed Organisations (Name Changes) Order 2011, laid under the Terrorism Act 2000.   (2688)

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Minute from the Ministry of Defence concerning the making of a call-out Order to authorise the call-out of Members of the Reserve Forces, laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996.

Prepared 11th November 2011