House of Lords Business

Monday 16 January 2012 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that the provision of allotments is sufficient to meet demand.

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the impact on local parental choice of allowing grammar schools to expand their pupil intake.

*Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recent Electoral Commission report on the accuracy of the electoral register.

*Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures are in place to inform people of the steps they need to take to ensure their wishes regarding medical treatment at the end of life are respected if they lose capacity.

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill Committee (day 3) [Lord McNally] 21st Report from the Constitution Committee, 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, 21st and 22nd Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Jobseeker’s Allowance (Jobseeking and Work for Your Benefit) (Amendment and Revocation) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Freud] 34th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (Dissolution) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Rawlings] 36th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Wilcox] 33rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Local Better Regulation Office (Dissolution and Transfer of Functions, Etc.) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Wilcox] 36th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Special Educational Needs (Direct Payments) (Pilot Scheme) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Hill of Oareford] 36th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Future Business 

Tuesday 17 January at 2.30pm

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce regulations or a code of practice to set standards for managing agents for leasehold blocks of flats.

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether HM Treasury is developing contingency plans for use in the event of a Eurozone collapse.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve careers guidance for under-25s.

Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill [HL] (Law Commission Bill) Third Reading [Lord Sassoon]

Welfare Reform Bill Report (day 4) [Lord Freud] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Republic of Korea Framework Agreement) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Saltaire] 36th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (England) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Hanham] 36th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following eleven motions are expected to be debated together:

City of Wakefield (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Hanham] 36th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

City of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Hanham] 36th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

City of Bristol (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Hanham] 36th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

City of Bradford (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Hanham] 36th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

City of Manchester (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Hanham] 36th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

City of Sheffield (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Hanham] 36th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

City of Nottingham (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Hanham] 36th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

City of Leeds (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Hanham] 36th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

City of Birmingham (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Hanham] 36th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

City of Liverpool (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Hanham] 36th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

City of Coventry (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Hanham] 36th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Wednesday 18 January at 3.00pm

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the latest police estimate of the number of individuals whose phones have been hacked by newspapers, and how many arrests have been made.

*Lord Prescott to ask Her Majesty’s Government why, when they are able to provide estimated tax liabilities due to tonnage tax on British shipping, they are not able to supply figures for revenue received.

*Baroness Pitkeathley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their risk assessment of their proposed National Health Service reforms will be published before the Report stage of the Health and Social Care Bill commences.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill will continue.

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Thursday 19 January at 11.00am

*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the estimated costs of implementing the Health and Social Care Bill when it was originally introduced to the House of Commons one year ago, and whether they have changed.

*Baroness Prosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the outcome of the cross-Whitehall consultation commissioned by the Home Secretary on the definition of domestic violence and the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women will be made available to the House.

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they have made to monitor the impact on the egg industry in the United Kingdom of Article 4 of European Directive 1999/74/EC, which came into effect on 1 January.

Lord Stoneham of Droxford to move that this House takes note of Laying the Foundations: A Housing Strategy for England.

Lord Storey to move that this House takes note of the case for developing the growth of the United Kingdom’s major cities.

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).

Monday 23 January at 2.30pm

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current estimate of the timetable for withdrawal of United Kingdom forces from Afghanistan.

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they took into account when deciding to increase the rate of Air Passenger Duty, in particular in respect of flights to the Caribbean.

*Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they considered including in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement funding for transport infrastructure projects in north-east England in addition to the proposed upgrade of the Tyne and Wear Metro; and, in particular, whether they considered funding improvements to the A1 trunk road.

*Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what safeguards are contained in the National Planning Policy Framework to protect cultural institutions.

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

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

†Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Inspections etc.) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Marland] 33rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley] 36th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Tuesday 24 January at 2.30pm

*Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the cost of running a reformed House of Lords in the first transitional year of its operation.

*Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take with regard to the refusal of entry to Falkland Island flagged vessels by Brazil and Uruguay.

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their current targets for reducing child poverty.

Wednesday 25 January at 3.00pm

*Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will implement the recommendations of the report Health at work – an independent review of sickness absence.

*Lord Palmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Air Passenger Duty on private jets will not be implemented until 2013.

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to pay the legal costs of the Territorial Army soldier who has been interviewed under caution in relation to an incident in Afghanistan in the summer of 2010.

Policing Protocol Order 2012 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House regrets that the Order has not been subject to a robust consultation process, thereby increasing the risk of politicising policing decisions through a failure to protect the operational independence of the police. 46th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

Thursday 26 January at 11.00am

*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have contingency plans for the disintegration of the European Union.

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider the conduct of free and fair elections to be a prerequisite for United Kingdom aid to developing countries.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they propose to help small businesses and start-up companies access finance.

Monday 30 January at 2.30pm

*Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Hungary and to the European Union in regard to the introduction and extent of Hungary’s new constitution.

*Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the costs they will incur by appealing the High Court ruling on solar panel tariff payments.

*Lord Liddle to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the intergovernmental treaty presently under negotiation in Brussels will eventually become part of the structure of the European Union treaties.

*Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan regarding the democratic process in that country.

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Tuesday 31 January at 2.30pm

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that the new Great Western passenger franchise provides the capacity and service quality to meet the expected growth in passenger numbers.

*Lord Northbrook to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reconsider their decision not to allow shares traded on the Alternative Investment Market to be eligible for Individual Savings Accounts.

*Lord Bach to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications of legal aid cuts for Law Centres.

Wednesday 1 February at 3.00pm

*The Earl of Dundee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote active citizenship in Europe during their current chairmanship of the Council of Europe.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the impact on United Kingdom universities of the restrictions on the number of international students.

*Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to act on the National Diabetes Audit Mortality Analysis 2007–08, published by the NHS Information Centre, which estimated that up to 24,000 deaths from diabetes per year could be avoided by the condition being better managed.

Thursday 2 February at 11.00am

*Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to develop business and political links with Algeria.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to promote the accessibility of credit unions.

*Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to implement their alcohol harm recommendations.

Monday 6 February at 2.30pm

*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for economic development in city regions.

*Baroness Hughes of Stretford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the NHS Federation report Children and young people’s health-where next? regarding the impact of the Health and Social Care Bill on children’s health.

*Viscount Hanworth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK Border Agency’s activities on the ability of non European Union students to study at United Kingdom universities.

*Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are ensuring the cross-government implementation of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Tuesday 7 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to provide an efficient public library service.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making on discussions with European member states on the future legal basis for the European financial stability agreement.

*Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta in June 2015.

Wednesday 8 February at 3.00pm

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce the compulsory microchipping of dogs.

*Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contact they have had with the government of Israel in the past three months regarding the removal of Israel’s economic blockade of Gaza.

*Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government why English Nature do not maintain records of the cost, either on a case-by-case or overall basis, of compliance with regulations under the European Union protected species directive for species such as bats and newts.

†Thursday 9 February at 11.00am

†*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to increase the current membership of the House of Lords, pending their current proposals for reform.

†*Lord Young of Norwood Green to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens.

†*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their evaluation of progress towards a reconciliation between the leaderships of the Palestinian communities of the West Bank and Gaza, and what action they are taking to support that reconciliation.

Select Committee Reports 

The date on which the report was published is in italics

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

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 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 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.

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

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to move that this House takes note of the quality and extent of the equipment and facilities of the House of Lords to remedy the disability of hard-hearing.

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.

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.

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.

Lord Marlesford to move that this House takes note of the case for enhanced security and tighter operational command in the UK Border Agency.

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

Viscount Waverley to move that this House takes note of the role of Islamist political movements, following recent Arab uprisings.

The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to move that this House takes note of the conclusions of the International Afghanistan Conference in Bonn and the prospects for peace in Afghanistan.

Lord Moynihan to move that this House takes note of the case for formulating and implementing a comprehensive cross-departmental Olympic sports legacy policy for the United Kingdom covering Olympic and non-Olympic sport, and recreational and sport facilities.

Lord Owen to move to resolve that the Report of the Health and Social Care Bill be not received until the Information Tribunal has ruled on the disclosure of the Bill’s risk assessment and the House is satisfied, in the light of any further examination of risk, and taking account of the views of the health professions, that the risks of not proceeding with the Bill are greater than the risks inherent in the Bill itself.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of recent reforms of the higher education system on university education and research in the arts, humanities and fundamental science.

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Design Commission’s report Restarting Britain: Design Education and Growth.

Lord Eames to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of trafficking of adults and children into and within the United Kingdom.

Baroness Taylor of Bolton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve awareness of the potential health hazards of Para-Phenylenediamine (PPD) in hair dyes and cosmetics, and to improve research in this area.

Lord Mitchell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether British consumers buying low-cost flights on the internet have access to the information they require.

The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the International Afghanistan Conference in Bonn and the prospects for peace in Afghanistan.

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to enable the voluntary sector to participate in the delivery of public services.

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address the threat posed to the integrity of the Olympic Games by match-fixing and suspicious betting.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 12 January and due for answer by 26 January.

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many electro-magnetic catapults are being procured from the United States; whether they are all intended for one aircraft carrier; for which carrier or carriers they are intended; at what date they are expected to be fitted onto a carrier; and what is the differential in price if sets for two carriers are ordered at this point in comparison to ordering one set at this point and another set at a later date.   HL14711

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of current uncertainties regarding Scottish devolution, they are putting in place plans to ensure the building and sub-contracting for the Type 26 frigate programme can be conducted by companies based in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.   HL14712

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are plans to ensure future refitting and maintenance work on the new aircraft carriers can be conducted in English, Welsh and Northern Irish yards, and to ensure that the Valiant Jetty can easily be moved to Devonport or a similar deep water port such as Milford Haven.   HL14713

Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to Network Rail about when the historical "flying arches" will be returned to their original position over the Network Rail tracks in Chorley.   HL14714

Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what oversight and governance role the Chairman of Network Rail has with regard to responding to communications from Parliamentarians.   HL14715

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what current support they are providing to specialist services dealing with female genital mutilation that are experiencing funding cuts as a result of NHS reforms.   HL14716

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are giving to girls under 18 years old who are affected by female genital mutilation.   HL14717

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have established a full-time appointment working on the issues surrounding female genital mutilation.   HL14718

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government who will take on the commissioning responsibility for specialist services and community programmes in respect of female genital mutilation under the new structure for health and social care services.   HL14719

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the National Health Service operates a policy according to which people seeking gender reassignment are automatically referred for up to two years of psychiatric assessment, given that transsexualism is not widely considered a mental health issue in the United Kingdom, and in the light of the availability of resources for people with mental health needs.   HL14720

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any proposals to establish a Royal College of Gerontology.   HL14721

Lord Lamont of Lerwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to follow the government of the United States in condemning the murder of the Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan in north Tehran on 11 January.   HL14722

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the charge-out rate for a contracted official veterinarian comprises the cost paid by the Food Standards Agency to the contractor; what are the overheads covered by the rest of the charge-out rate; and what percentages they represent.   HL14723

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish the completed impact assessment which the Food Standards Agency has submitted to the Regulatory Policy Committee on charges for official controls at meat plants, in order that the industry can comment on the assessment prior to the Committee giving its opinion.   HL14724

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the likelihood of clinical commissioning groups using private contractors to act on their behalf; and what assistance will be given to them to ensure that any such contractors are able to deliver an efficient and economical service.   HL14725

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 10 January (WA 14), whether their chief priorities as they develop their policies towards the Commonwealth include the effective protection of human rights by laws interpreted and applied by an independent judiciary.   HL14726

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to implement section 29 of the Equality Act 2010 on the prohibition of age discrimination in the provision to the public of goods, facilities and services.   HL14727

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Government will campaign for a pro-Union vote in the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence.   HL14728

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is any legal provision to allow expatriate Scots to participate in the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence.   HL14729

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their intention that, in the event of independence from the United Kingdom being granted to Scotland, they would agree to Scotland being part of the sterling currency area.   HL14730

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the event of independence from the United Kingdom being granted to Scotland, what rights Scots who do not wish to reside in Scotland would have to move freely to the remaining parts of the United Kingdom.   HL14731

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Neighbourhood Planning Front Runners approved in the first four waves are in (a) parished areas, and (b) unparished areas; which are in unparished areas; and which are in business areas.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Member, Pendle Borough Council
 HL14732

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many applications for grant funding in the first four waves of Neighbourhood Planning Front Runners were made and how many were rejected; what was the location to which each rejected application related; and for what reasons they were rejected.
   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Member, Pendle Borough Council
 HL14733

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made since the General Election on reducing the use of plastic bags and other kinds of single-use bags (a) in supermarkets, and (b) as a whole; what relevant policy changes have taken place in that time; and what action they plan to take in the coming year.   HL14734

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they propose to table new rules on pre-packaged insolvency sales.   HL14735

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations they have had with all stakeholders, including the British Retail Consortium, on their forthcoming proposals on pre-packaged insolvency sales.   HL14736

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations they have had with HM Court Service about a possible increase in court activities following changes to the pre-packaged insolvency sales regime.   HL14737

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have carried out an impact assessment on proposed changes to the pre-packaged insolvency sales regime; and, if so, whether they will publish that assessment.   HL14738

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they considered the research on pre-packaged insolvency sales carried out by Professor Sandra Frisby in drawing up any new draft rules.   HL14739

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Wilcox on 10 January (HL Deb, col 1), when they propose to replace the requirement to publish annual percentage rate interest rates for loans; and whether the change will also apply to the publication of deposit interest rates and yields on government securities.   HL14740

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect their proposed programme of credit easing to lead to a reduction of one percentage point in the rate of interest being charged to companies, as forecast in the Autumn Statement on 29 November 2011, or to lead to a small reduction as indicated in HM Treasury’s publication of 6 December 2011 on the National Loan Guarantee Scheme (NLGS); and when they expect the first loans to be made under the NLGS.   HL14741

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government which Ministers, and how many officials, will attend this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos.   HL14742

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the imposition of mandatory collection action clauses into existing sovereign loan agreements as a condition of the grant of International Monetary Fund or European Union support to indebted sovereign borrowers.   HL14743

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are bonus arrangements in the contracts of executives at Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group that cannot be changed by the remuneration committees of those companies; and whether UK Financial Investments Ltd supports existing bonus policies at those companies or will use its shareholding votes to secure change.   HL14744

Lord Craig of Radley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 9 December 2011 (WA 202), when the undertaking he gave to the House of Lords on 26 October 2011 (HL Deb, col 856) to carry out an independent review of the Honours and Decorations Committee is to be fulfilled; who will chair the review; and what the terms of reference will be.   HL14745

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many partnerships exist between schools and local clubs for participation and competition in sport and recreation, in both Olympic and non-Olympic sports; and what is the breakdown by activity.   HL14746

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the funding of sports governing bodies has been spent on activities that promote their sport amongst young people between the ages of 14 and 25, broken down on a sport-by-sport basis, over the last five years.   HL14747

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria will be used to determine the classification of "well-run sports clubs", as set out in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport paper Creating a sporting habit for life which was published in January 2012.   HL14748

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many primary and secondary schools in the London Borough of Lewisham have an existing network of school sport and community club links; and in which sports.   HL14749

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many schools currently have links with rugby union clubs in the United Kingdom.   HL14750

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in view of the Allied Irish Banks being owned directly by the government of the Republic of Ireland, whether relevant officials of the Irish Department of Finance have been vetted by the Financial Services Authority.   HL14751

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they provide for Taiwan.   HL14752

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government which Embassy represents the United Kingdom in Taiwan.   HL14753

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the last official Government visit to Taiwan took place; who attended; and what was the occasion.   HL14754

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government when a representative of the government of Taiwan last made an official visit to the United Kingdom.   HL14755

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to make an official visit to Taiwan.   HL14756

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the impact to date of the new fees regime on the number of students coming from the rest of the European Union to England and Wales for higher education courses.   HL14757

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel about the alleged forced movement of West Bank bedouin; and what was the outcome.
   HL14758

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they are making to enable trade in goods originating in settlements in East Jerusalem and the Occupied Palestinian Territories to be kept under continuing bilateral and multilateral review.   HL14759

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they are making to discuss with United Kingdom development, humanitarian and human rights non-governmental organisations issues relating to trade with Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
   HL14760

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they have issued to United Kingdom retailers on the implications of direct and indirect trade with Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and East Jerusalem.   HL14761

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking bilaterally and multilaterally regarding access through the "bufferzone" imposed by the government of Israel around the perimeter of Gaza.   HL14762

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what speeches (1) the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, (2) the Permanent Secretary in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), and (3) each Minister in BIS has made about (a) export controls, and (b) the Re-export Controls Bill [HL], in each month since July 2010; and whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of any such speeches.   HL14763

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what articles were written by (1) the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, (2) the Permanent Secretary in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), and (3) each Minister in BIS, about (a) export controls, and (b) the Re-export Controls Bill [HL], in each month since July 2010; and whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of any such articles.   HL14764

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many press officers in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills currently have responsibility for (1) exports, and (2) export controls; at what grade each press officer works; and how this compares with each month since May 2010.   HL14765

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government who are the current members of the Management Team of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; when each was appointed; on how many occasions the Management Team has discussed (a) the issue of export controls, and (b) the Re-Export Controls Bill [HL], at each meeting held since June 2001; with what results; and whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the note of each meeting held in which these issues were discussed.   HL14766

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the policy responsibilities of each House of Commons Minister in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, broken down by Directorate, and what changes in those arrangements and those for House of Lords Ministers answering questions on behalf of the responsible House of Commons Ministers in that Department have been made since January 2011 and what changes are planned during the next six months.
   HL14767

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list for each Directorate in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills the Minister with policy responsibility; and which Minister in the House of Lords has responsibility for answering questions in areas under the responsibility of each Minister in the House of Commons.   HL14768

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 14 September 2011 (WA 76), whether they will research the links between the economic and employment prospects of pupils studying music or other creative subjects in schools.   HL14769

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 14 September 2011 (WA 76), when in 2012 they plan to open up access to datasets, linked to unique pupil numbers, to enable parents and other groups to produce their own league tables; and what steps they are taking to ensure that the data is available in an accessible, user-friendly way.
   HL14770

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the list of valuable subjects published by Trinity College, Cambridge, which cites music and philosophy as valuable humanities subjects alongside history and geography.   HL14771

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider including music in the English Baccalaureate.   HL14772

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Ministers or strategic health authorities determine what should be the number of pathology case investigations an NHS hospital is required to perform in order to qualify for an NHS contract to supply pathology services.   HL14773

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, when deciding if an NHS hospital should be given a contract from, or on behalf of, its strategic health authority to supply pathology services, the guiding principle is how many pathology investigations the hospital is presently contracted to supply or how many it actually supplies in practice.   HL14774

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is a geographical limit on the provision of pathology services to any specified NHS hospital; and, if so, who determines that distance.   HL14775

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pathology service providers in the East of England undertake 30,000 or more investigations annually; and what are (1) their names, (2) their locations, (3) the number of pathology investigations contracted, and (4) the number actually provided, for the most recent convenient period.   HL14776

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government in how many homes in each of the 32 London Boroughs and the City of London water usage is measured by a domestic meter.   HL14777

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what reduction in the number of unfair dismissal claims they expect to achieve from the decision to increase the qualifying period from one to two years.   HL14778

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what reduction in the number of claims they expect to achieve on the introduction of fees for employment tribunal claims.   HL14779

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what safeguards will be in place to ensure the £250 million pilot fund on vocational training available to employers is well spent.
   HL14780

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to extend the Right to Buy scheme.   HL14781

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prospectuses for the Get Britain Building investment fund have been issued to interested developers to date.   HL14782

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

25 October (8 November)

HL12784 Lord Barnett [CO]

22 November (6 December)

HL13631 The Countess of Mar [DEFRA]

7 December (21 December)

HL14174 Lord Ouseley [CO]

HL14187 The Duke of Montrose [DEFRA]

HL14188 The Duke of Montrose [DEFRA]

13 December (29 December)

HL14294 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DEFRA]

14 December (30 December)

HL14335 Lord Tebbit [CO]

HL14355 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [HO]

15 December (3 January)

HL14374 Baroness Byford [DEFRA]

HL14375 Baroness Byford [CO]

HL14393 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DfE]

19 December (5 January)

HL14415 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [DCMS]

HL14421 Lord Cotter [HO]

HL14431 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL14432 Lord Laird [DEFRA]

20 December (6 January)

HL14474 Lord Ramsbotham [HO]

HL14503 Baroness Jones of Whitchurch [DCLG]

HL14515 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [MoJ]

21 December (9 January)

HL14529 Lord Prescott [DCLG]

HL14536 Baroness Whitaker [DCLG]

HL14544 Lord Berkeley [DfT]

HL14550 Lord Boateng [DEFRA]

HL14552 Lord Boateng [DfID]

HL14560 Lord Rooker [CO]

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

[CO] 5

[DCLG] 3

[DCMS] 1

[DEFRA] 7

[DfE] 1

[DfID] 1

[DfT] 1

[HO] 3

[MoJ] 1

[NIO] 1

Bills in Progress 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

Referendum (European Union) [HL]

Private Member’s

Torture (Damages) [HL]

Private Member’s

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [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

Public Services (Social Value)

Private Member’s

Caravan Sites [HL]

Private Member’s

Airports (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

Subterranean Development [HL]

Private Member’s

Inheritance (Cohabitants) [HL]

Private Member’s

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

Transport for London [HL]

Private

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

Parliament Square (Management) [HL]

Private Member’s

Scotland (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (Northern Ireland Assembly Legislative Consent Motion, Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

16 January

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

Private Member’s

Mental Health (Discrimination) [HL]

Private Member’s

Waiting for Report

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

Welfare Reform (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

17 January

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

Government

Protection of Freedoms (Northern Ireland Assembly Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

Waiting for Third Reading

Remembrance Sunday (Closure of Shops) [HL]

Private Member’s

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

Government

17 January

Leeds City Council

Private

Reading Borough Council

Private

Canterbury City Council

Private

Nottingham City Council

Private

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

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

Devolution (Time) [HL]

Private Member’s

European Union Membership (Economic Implications) [HL]

Private Member’s

London Local Authorities [HL]

Private

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

Private

Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) [HL]

Private

Waiting for Royal Assent

Bank of Ireland (UK) plc

Private

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 Local Digital Television Programme Services Order 2012

Draft Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 (Directions to OFCOM) Order 2012

Draft Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2012

Draft Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Council Tax Increases) (England) Regulations 2012

Draft Revenue and Customs Appeals Order 2012

Draft Licensing Act 2003 (Diamond Jubilee Licensing Hours) Order 2012

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2012

Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 4) 2012

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Inspections etc.) Regulations 2012

23 January

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Republic of Korea Framework Agreement) Order 2012

17 January

Draft Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (England) Regulations 2012

17 January

Draft City of Wakefield (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012

17 January

Draft City of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012

17 January

Draft City of Bristol (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012

17 January

Draft City of Bradford (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012

17 January

Draft City of Manchester (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012

17 January

Draft City of Sheffield (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012

17 January

Draft City of Nottingham (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012

17 January

Draft City of Leeds (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012

17 January

Draft City of Birmingham (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012

17 January

Draft City of Liverpool (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012

17 January

Draft City of Coventry (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012

17 January

Draft Jobseeker’s Allowance (Jobseeking and Work for Your Benefit) (Amendment and Revocation) Regulations 2012

16 January

Draft Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (Dissolution) Order 2012

16 January

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement) Order 2012

16 January

Draft Local Better Regulation Office (Dissolution and Transfer of Functions, Etc.) Order 2012

16 January

Draft Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

23 January

Draft Special Educational Needs (Direct Payments) (Pilot Scheme) Order 2012

16 January

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Insolvency Act 1986 (Disqualification from Parliament) Order 2012

Negative Instrument 

Instrument reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires

To be considered

46th Report

Policing Protocol Order 2012

18 January

25 January

Special Procedure Order in Progress 

Date of Laying

Waiting for Chairmen’s report

Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2012

29 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 2012 [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 16 January

Privacy and Injunctions

Joint Committee

2.00pm
in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Energy and Transport

4.00pm

Draft House of Lords Reform Bill

Joint Committee

4.30pm

Tuesday 17 January

European Union

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

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Science and Technology

Sub Committee I STEM Higher Education

3.15pm

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 18 January

Constitution

Select Committee

10.00am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

3.35pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 19 January

European Union

EU Sub-Committee G Social Policy and Consumer Protection

9.30am

European Union

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

10.00am

Tuesday 31 January

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Thursday 2 February

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 7 February

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Monday 13 February

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 12 January 2012 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

1 The Lord Bishop of Durham Justin Portal Lord Bishop of Durham was introduced between the Lord Archbishop of York and the Lord Bishop of London, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2 Lord O’Donnell Sir Augustine Thomas O’Donnell, GCB, having been created Baron O’Donnell, of Clapham in the London Borough of Wandsworth, for life by Letters Patent dated 10 January 2012, was introduced between Lord Armstrong of Ilminster and Baroness Manningham-Buller, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Select Committee Report

3 Privileges and Conduct 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

The Conduct of Lord Avebury. (11th Report, HL Paper 246)

Public Business

4 Prisons: population A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Lord McNally.

5 Health: pathfinders A question was asked by Baroness Jolly and answered by Earl Howe.

6 Railways: train design A question was asked by Lord Bradshaw and answered by Earl Attlee.

7 Health: breast cancer A question was asked by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin and answered by Earl Howe.

8 Business of the House Lord Strathclyde moved that the debates on the motions in the names of Lord Wills and Baroness Smith of Basildon set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours. The motion was agreed to.

9 Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

10 Special Educational Needs (Direct Payments) (Pilot Scheme) Order 2012 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

11 Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2012 Lord Strathclyde moved that the Rules be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

12 Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 4) 2012 Lord Strathclyde moved that the Rules be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

13 Electoral registration (2½-hour debate) Lord Wills moved that this House takes note of Government policy on electoral registration. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

14 Green agenda (2½-hour debate) Baroness Smith of Basildon moved that this House takes note of the Government’s green agenda. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

15 Financial Supervisory Framework (EUC Report) Lord Harrison moved 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). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

16 Protection of Freedoms Bill The bill was reported from the Grand Committee with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 121)

17 Draft House of Lords Reform Bill A message was brought from the Commons that they concur with the resolution of this House of 20 December 2011 that it be an instruction to the Joint Committee on the draft House of Lords Reform Bill that it should report on the draft Bill by 27 March.

The House adjourned at 6.41pm until Monday 16 January at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

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

Protection of Freedoms Bill The Grand Committee further considered the bill (in respect of clauses 26–53, 57–63, 85–115 and Schedules 2, 3, 5, 6 and 8–10), beginning with amendment 147A. Amendments were agreed to. It was ordered that the bill be reported with amendments.

The Committee adjourned at 6.16pm.

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:

Post-Legislative Scrutiny-

(1) Post-Legislative Assessment of the Companies Act 2006.    (8255)

(2) Post-Legislative Assessment of the Compensation Act 2006.    (8267)

Affirmative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution:

Draft Licensing Act 2003 (Diamond Jubilee Licensing Hours) Order 2012, laid under the Licensing Act 2003.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Education (Head Teachers’ Qualifications) (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2012, laid under the Education Act 2002.   (18)

2 Non-Domestic Rating (Collection and Enforcement) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2012, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988.   (24)

3 Non-Domestic Rating (Electronic Communications) (England) Order 2012, laid under the Electronic Communications Act 2000.   (25)

4 Filton College and Stroud College of Further Education (Dissolution) Order 2012, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.   (52)

5 Public Lending Right Scheme 1982 (Commencement of Variation) Order 2012, laid under the Public Lending Right Act 1979.   (63)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Accounts for 2010–11 of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Lottery Distribution Account, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

2 Accounts for 2010–11 of the Marine and Aviation Insurance (War Risks) Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Marine and Aviation Insurance (War Risks) Act 1952.

Prepared 12th January 2012