House of Lords Business

Monday 27 February 2012 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to allowing traffic to turn left at a red traffic light in the way that certain authorities in the United States permit vehicles to turn right.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to reduce any waste of organs for transplantation arising from inadequate co-ordination of the process and the extent of out-of-hours and weekend services.

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider requiring all major United Kingdom broadcasters to invest in British film development and production.

*Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to improve outcomes-led neurological services following the National Audit Office report Services for people with neurological conditions published in December 2011.

Licensing Act 2003 (Diamond Jubilee Licensing Hours) Order 2012 Lord Henley to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 12 January be approved. 38th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 14 February

Health and Social Care Bill Report (day 3) [Earl Howe] 18th and 22nd Reports from the Constitution Committee

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Jobseeker’s Allowance (Domestic Violence) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Freud] 39th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Freud] 39th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Freud] 39th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following three motions are expected to be debated together:

Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Freud] 40th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Freud] 40th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Pensions Act 2008 (Abolition of Protected Rights) (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) (Amendment) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Freud] 40th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

†Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Sassoon] 40th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Sassoon] 40th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following three motions are expected to be debated together:

†Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Sassoon] 40th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Sassoon] 40th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Sassoon] 40th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Sassoon] 40th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Future Business 

Tuesday 28 February at 2.30pm

*Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role and future of the Middle East Quartet.

*Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the new arrangements for monitoring standards in English local authorities will have on the incidence of vexatious and frivolous cases and on potential whistleblowers.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to resolve issues arising from the devolution of powers to the National Assembly for Wales.

Public Services (Social Value) Bill Third Reading [Lord Newby]

Scotland Bill Committee (day 3) [Lord Wallace of Tankerness] 17th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 17th Report from the Constitution Committee

Wednesday 29 February at 3.00pm

*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the cost to the Exchequer of mesothelioma cases heard in British courts in the past five years.

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to maintain and secure the United Kingdom’s long-standing friendships with Caribbean nations.

*Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many payments of compensation were made, in the most recent year for which figures are available, under the provisions of the Pneumoconiosis Etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979, and how many of these were made to former slate quarrymen.

†Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill Lord McNally to move that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 8
Schedule 1
Clauses 9 to 23
Schedule 2
Clauses 24 to 30
Schedule 3
Clauses 31 to 37
Schedule 4
Clause 38
Schedule 5
Clause 39
Schedule 6
Clauses 40 to 59
Schedules 7 and 8
Clauses 60 to 65
Schedule 9
Clauses 66 to 83
Schedule 10
Clause 84
Schedule 11
Clauses 85 to 99
Schedule 12
Clauses 100 to 104
Schedule 13

Clause 105
Schedule 14
Clauses 106 to 114
Schedule 15
Clause 115
Schedules 16 and 17
Clauses 116 and 117
Schedules 18 and 19
Clause 118
Schedule 20
Clause 119
Schedule 21
Clauses 120 to 124
Schedule 22
Clauses 125 to 127
Schedule 23
Clauses 128 to 133
Schedule 24
Clause 134
Schedule 25
Clause 135
Schedule 26
Clauses 136 to 143.

Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims (Amendment) Bill Third Reading [Lord Laming]

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

Thursday 1 March at 11.00am

*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the First Minister of Wales on the issue of a referendum on Scottish independence.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they will do to encourage co-operation between the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health to improve access to occupational health services including early intervention physiotherapy.

*Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a reduction of reoffending is one of their key priorities.

Baroness Verma to move that this House takes note of International Women’s Day on 8 March and the contribution of women to economic growth. (5-hour debate)

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).

House of Lords (Amendment) Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Steel of Aikwood]

Monday 5 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure consumers are getting good value for money from companies that are marketing services helping people make Payment Protection Insurance misselling claims.

*Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will bring forward proposals for revising the system for electing British Members of the European Parliament in 2014.

*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they are making to ensure that there are adequate numbers of police to deal with any consequences for social cohesion and criminality of the withdrawal of civil legal aid for social welfare law cases.

*Lord Knight of Weymouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the overall annual value of employers’ national insurance contributions; and what proportion of that total is accounted for by the employment of those under 20 years old.

Tuesday 6 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the new Great Western rail franchise specification for trains between Bath, Bristol, Newport and Cardiff, and intermediate stations, will take into account recent increases in population and demand.

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will clarify the laws applying to universities and student unions when an anti-Semitic incident has taken place on campus.

*Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the 2012 university applications figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) showing that applications for courses in European languages are down by 11.2 per cent and non-European languages by 21.5 per cent compared to the previous year.

Wednesday 7 March at 3.00pm

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for ensuring media plurality in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the relevant governments to secure the abolition of the death penalty in China and in other countries.

*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there is adequate diagnostic testing for children with dyslexia in primary schools.

Thursday 8 March at 11.00am

*Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that every school is aware of forthcoming campaigns focusing on sexual consent and forced marriage, and that schools and colleges know where to refer young people for specialist support.

*Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what direct support they are giving to refuges providing protection for women fleeing from domestic violence.

*Baroness Prosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce the gender pay and opportunities gap.

Monday 12 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will next hold high-level talks with their European Union partners on economic and financial issues.

*Baroness Henig to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money they will make available to each Police and Crime panel to cover start-up and first-year running costs.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to deal with the shortage of organs for transplants.

*Baroness Worthington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to promote lower electricity bills through the uptake of voltage optimisation, as installed in 10 Downing Street.

Tuesday 13 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role the Royal Air Force regiment played in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of victims of the 2011 summer riots are still awaiting compensation, and what action they propose to take to deal with the situation.

*Lord Redesdale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve ancient woodland in the final version of the National Planning Policy Framework.

Wednesday 14 March at 3.00pm

*Lord Giddens to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the influence exercised by the credit rating agencies in the world economy.

*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the key skills and functional skills requirements in the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 are compatible with the Equality Act 2010 in relation to accessibility for dyslexic and other disabled conditions.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with police authorities about the cars they purchase.

†Thursday 15 March at 11.00am

†*Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to amend the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

†*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that police responses to alleged motoring offences in South Wales are proportionate.

†*Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are giving to Network Rail’s efforts to improve safety at railway level crossings.

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

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 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

Baroness Young of Hornsey to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Safety First: Mobility of Healthcare Professionals in the EU (22nd Report, HL Paper 201). 19 October 2011

Baroness O’Cathain to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Tunnel Vision? Completing the European rail market (24th Report, HL Paper 229). 2 December 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.

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 Health and Social Care Bill be not read a third time until the Information Tribunal has ruled, following its hearings on 5 and 6 March, 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.

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to move that this House takes note of the situation in Syria.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Baroness Browning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implementation of the Autism Act 2009 and associated Autism Strategy.

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans for a co-ordinated approach towards regeneration, in particular in the new metropolitan districts emerging in north-west England and east London and, if so, what they are.

Baroness Andrews to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have in place to reduce youth unemployment.

Baroness Kingsmill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support the British fashion industry.

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, as a guarantor country, what they see as the chief barriers to progress towards the reunification of Cyprus; and what approaches they are considering to overcome these.

Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for tackling discrimination, harassment and outdated attitudes towards disabled people, following the publication of their discussion document Fulfilling Potential.

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the importance of the fashion and related industries to the United Kingdom’s economy, and of how they can be supported.

The Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to enhance access to proper sanitation and safe water in developing countries.

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have raised the issue of human rights in Indian-administered Kashmir with the government of India.

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 Glentoran to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to rebalance the legal responsibilities of motorists and cyclists on the roads.

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have with regard to residential service charges.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 16 February and due for answer by 1 March.

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the appointment process for the selection of the National Directors of the National Commissioning Board Authority. 
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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top to ask Her Majesty’s Government which appointments of chief executives to non-foundation trusts in the National Health Service have been made outside the normal process for appointments.   HL15819

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top to ask Her Majesty’s Government which non-foundation trusts in the National Health Service have seen a new chief executive appointed in the past year.   HL15820

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual cost per member of the United Kingdom population of the work of the Forestry Commission.   HL15821

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Forestry Commission about the consequences of recent cuts to the Commission’s budget for its work on (1) wildlife, with particular reference to the Lake District and Kielder Forest, (2) the return to the Lake District and Kielder Forest of osprey and red kites and the preservation of red squirrels in the same area, (3) control of tree disease including in larch trees, and (4) the Commission’s education services; and what was the outcome of those discussions.   HL15822

Baroness Knight of Collingtree to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total cost of the NHS summary care records system.   HL15823

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the South of England Congenital Heart Network.   HL15824

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider the South of England Congenital Heart Network to be a model which addresses, and offers a solution to, the concerns raised by the Safe and Sustainable review of children’s congenital cardiac services.   HL15825

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have reviewed the extent to which the Bank of England’s recent monetary policy has transferred economic wealth from savers to borrowers, or vice versa.   HL15826

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many authorisations have been given by Secretaries of State under section 7 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994.   HL15827

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, at the forthcoming Somalia conference in London, they will press for substantial increases in the number of monitors in Somalia from the Office of the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights, and for the independence of those monitors from the United Nations Political Office for Somalia to be guaranteed, in order to ensure impartial monitoring and reporting.   HL15828

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government who monitors and enforces the price of tickets in the train fares basket.   HL15829

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they envisage next placing an order for the delivery of new railway rolling stock.   HL15830

Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the scientific grounds for making it mandatory to dispose of sheep carcasses by incineration rather than by burial.   HL15831

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what input the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has had to the preparation of the outcome document of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012.   HL15832

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will focus on the link between population dynamics and sustainable development in the lead up to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012. 
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will use the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012 to promote the connection between sustainable development and family planning.   HL15834

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the health of Mr Khader Adnan Mohammad Musa; and what representations they have made regarding the practice of administrative detention in Israel. 
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had concerning the supply of affordable fuel to Gaza, following the stoppage of the Gaza power plant due to shortage of fuel on 14 February.   HL15836

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the airstrikes in Gaza on 3 February which wounded four civilians, and destroyed and damaged civilian buildings and a water tank.   HL15837

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures are in place to promote diversity in the composition of Employment Appeal Tribunals.   HL15838

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the ability of the foundation phase smart meter specification to avert interoperability issues with existing smart meters.   HL15839

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timetable for the publication of the enrolment criteria for foundation phase smart meters.   HL15840

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with energy companies regarding the timescale for the introduction of the Green Deal.   HL15841

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with businesses regarding the training of assessors for the Green Deal.   HL15842

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with trade unions regarding the training of installers and assessors for the Green Deal.   HL15843

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish the draft statutory instruments that will give effect to the Green Deal.   HL15844

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 2 February (WA 351) stating that the delay in answering HL12784 was due to an administrative oversight, whether the cause of that administrative oversight has been identified; and what action has been taken to prevent any further such oversights.   HL15845

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 18 January (WA 133), whether the failure to state in that answer whether they were aware on 25 October 2011 of the identity of the person or persons who authorise the number of Crossbench peers to be appointed by the House of Lords Appointments Commission and the fact that the answer given to Lord Barnett to which that answer referred did not answer the Question for Written Answer by Lord Tebbit, were due to an "administrative oversight".   HL15846

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the remarks by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Mr Danny Alexander, on 10 February concerning higher rate tax relief on pensions contributions were compatible with the obligation set out in section 2.1 of the Ministerial Code (collective responsibility).   HL15847

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by Lord Strathclyde on 9 February (HL Deb, col 359), that "the Government are working towards the objective of creating a second chamber that reflects the share of the votes secured by the political parties at the last general election", whether they intend to create members of the House of Lords representing the UK Independence Party, the Green Party or the British National Party; and how they are calculating the number of Crossbench peers to be created.   HL15848

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the reported statement by the Secretary of State for Scotland, Mr Michael Moore, that the Government would agree to greater financial powers for the Scottish Parliament if Scotland voted to remain in the United Kingdom, represents Government policy.   HL15849

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government when their review of the Strategy for the Civil Service 2008–13 began.   HL15850

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to announce the replacement programme for the current Global School Partnerships programme; and from what date the new programme will run.   HL15851

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assumptions are made on "write down" on the cost of wind power equipment when making provision for the subsidy for wind farm operations. 
   HL15852

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Henley on 15 February (HL Deb, col 848) undertaking to invite the Children’s Commissioner for England to review the care provision for rescued trafficked children and advise the Government about any changes that should be made, when the Department for Education will make that request; and what is the anticipated timetable for the production of the resulting report.   HL15853

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has refused permission for a traditional Maori war boat to take part in the Diamond Jubilee procession; and whether any other boats have been banned for safety reasons.   HL15854

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government who set the boundaries of the Enterprise Zone in Great Yarmouth; and which people or organisations were consulted beforehand.   HL15855

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many jobs are forecast to be created by the Great Yarmouth Enterprise Zone by 2015; and how many of those will result from businesses who committed to moving into the proposed zone before it was established.   HL15856

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 8 February (WA 65–6), when the stem cell lines that correspond to those used in the clinical trial at Moorfields Eye Hospital were previously deposited in the UK Stem Cell Bank; whether the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has been made aware of recent scientific findings in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (Volume 122, Issue 2, pages 569–574), and if so, when; and whether the NPSA intends to instruct those conducting such clinical trials to bring these findings to the attention of patients who have already been treated and prospective individuals considering being recruited, and if so, how.   HL15857

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to establish a legal framework in the European Union to allow the prosecution and punishment of those found guilty of sporting match fixing.   HL15858

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to contribute to the work of the European Council Expert Group Sport Health and Participation in order to provide recommendations on how to promote health-enhancing physical activity and participation in grassroots sport.   HL15859

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to respond to the call for a co-ordinated European Union approach to online gambling as set out in the Green Paper on online gambling in the internal market.   HL15860

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to offer more protection for sport and recreation facilities under the proposed new National Planning Policy Framework by requiring that any recreation space destroyed as part of a development should be replaced by developers.   HL15861

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the proposed scope of "regulated activity" for sport within the Protection of Freedoms Bill; which roles within clubs would be subject to criminal records checks; and whether they will issue guidance to sports clubs.   HL15862

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have identified ways in which the Forestry Commission can increase opportunities for sport and recreation in woodlands.   HL15863

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report Community Finance for London: Scaling up the credit union and social finance sector. 
   HL15864

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to assist credit unions in building partnerships with justice agencies to help prisoners gain access to basic financial services on release.   HL15865

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what sort of bids they are looking for to access funds from the Coastal Communities Fund.   HL15866

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Tasers could be exported to police services of the Crown dependencies and British Overseas Territories under the terms of the new licence for the export of Tasers.   HL15867

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to deal with the problem of stray dogs.   HL15868

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the cost to public funds of lights left on in government buildings overnight in the Westminster and Whitehall area.   HL15869

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the burden of administration associated with volunteering, especially for voluntary aviation organisations.   HL15870

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage more young people to become involved with organisations such as the Air Cadets, Air Scouts and Air League.   HL15871

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to build upon their efforts to encourage employers to take on young apprentices in aerospace-related industries, especially in small and medium-sized aviation firms.   HL15872

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage aerospace firms to visit schools and talk to pupils about their work and the skills they require in their employees.   HL15873

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to make it easier for employers to release their employees to assist in the voluntary organisations in which they have an interest.   HL15874

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recent call by the Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents for the Government to tackle the "hidden epidemic of home accidents".   HL15875

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether negotiations between Serbia and Kosovo, mediated by the European Union, are continuing; what progress has been made; and which headings remain to be agreed.   HL15876

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the views expressed by the United Nations Special Representative for Iraq in the International Herald Tribune on 16 February, concerning the residents of Camp Ashraf, in particular regarding their permanent resettlement in third countries.   HL15877

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Saudi Arabia for the International Committee of the Red Cross to have access to all prisoners and detainees held in that country, including nationals and non-nationals.   HL15878

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Egypt seeking access by the International Committee of the Red Cross to all prisoners and detainees, including refugees and migrants.   HL15879

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 15 February (WA 163–4), why the European Union agreed to extend the freeze of Tunisian assets for one year; what representations the European Union received against the extension; and what is the total value of the frozen assets.   HL15880

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the European Union Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah received responses from the government of Israel to the statement of 28 January concerning detentions of members of the Palestinian Liberation Council in 2012.   HL15881

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of designing, printing and distributing the Autumn Statement 2011; how much revenue is budgeted to be derived from sales of copies; how many times the document has been accessed online to date; and why the Government did not publish a printed Autumn Statement document in 2010.   HL15882

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the Royal Air Force’s ordinary non-operational budget for fuel, oils and lubricants; and what steps they are taking to improve the efficiency of consumption.   HL15883

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many non-military United Kingdom subjects have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001; and, of those, how many were employed by contractors to military operations.   HL15884

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a list of all documents they have published in printed form in the year to date.   HL15885

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many administration staff, managers, firearms enquiry officers, firearms licensing officers and other administrators have been employed (1) full-time, and (2) part-time, in the administration of grants, renewal and variations of firearms and shotgun certificates in each police force in each of the last four years.   HL15886

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many men and women in receipt of the state pension live outside the United Kingdom; what is their current average and median age, and what is that of such pensioners living in the United Kingdom; how many such pensioners live in the top ten countries of non-United Kingdom residence; and what are their current average and median ages. 
   HL15887

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the annual fees payable to members of the Migration Advisory Committee, and for what period of work in a week.   HL15888

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

14 December (30 December)

HL14335 Lord Tebbit [CO]

16 January (30 January)

HL14854 Lord Laird [HO]

17 January (31 January)

HL14886 Lord Birt [HO]

HL14903 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [HO]

19 January (2 February)

HL14995 Lord Laird [CO]

23 January (6 February)

HL15038 Lord Morris of Manchester [DCLG]

27 January (10 February)

HL15190 Lord Laird [DfE]

30 January (13 February)

HL15211 Lord Adonis [DfE]

HL15212 Lord Adonis [DfE]

31 January (14 February)

HL15277 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DfE]

HL15282 Lord Dubs [DfT]

HL15283 Lord Adonis [DfE]

HL15290 Lord Condon [DfE]

HL15291 Lord Condon [HO]

1 February (15 February)

HL15329 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [DfE]

2 February (16 February)

HL15376 Lord Hoyle [DCLG]

HL15386 Lord Adonis [DfE]

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

[CO] 2

[DCLG] 2

[DfE] 8

[DfT] 1

[HO] 4

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

Caravan Sites [HL]

Private Member’s

Airports (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

Inheritance (Cohabitants) [HL]

Private Member’s

Smoke-free Private Vehicles [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

Scotland (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

28 February

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

Private Member’s

Mental Health (Discrimination) [HL]

Private Member’s

Subterranean Development [HL]

Private Member’s

Waiting for Report

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

Government

27 February

Parliament Square (Management) [HL]

Private Member’s

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

Government

Waiting for Third Reading

Remembrance Sunday (Closure of Shops) [HL]

Private Member’s

House of Lords (Amendment) [HL] (formerly House of Lords Reform)

Private Member’s

1 March

Public Services (Social Value)

Private Member’s

28 February

Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims (Amendment)

Private Member’s

29 February

Protection of Freedoms (Northern Ireland Assembly Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

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

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

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

Government

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

Welfare Reform (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

Waiting for Royal Assent

Live Music [HL]

Private Member’s

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 Public Bodies (Abolition of Courts Boards) Order 2012

Draft Children Act 2004 Information Database (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2012

Draft Employment Tribunals Act 1996 (Tribunal Composition) Order 2012

Draft Unfair Dismissal and Statement of Reasons for Dismissal (Variation of Qualifying Period) Order 2012

Draft Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Automatic Enrolment) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

Draft Automatic Enrolment (Offshore Employment) Order 2012

Draft Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 23) (Investment Companies) Regulations 2012

Draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2012

Draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2012

Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2012

Draft Localism Act 2011 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2012

Draft Parish Councils (General Power of Competence) (Prescribed Conditions) Order 2012

Draft Postal Services Act 2011 (Disclosure of Information) Order 2012

Draft Postal Services Act 2011 (Penalties) (Rules for Calculation of Turnover) Order 2012

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Jobseeker’s Allowance (Domestic Violence) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

27 February

Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

27 February

Draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

27 February

Draft Pensions Act 2008 (Abolition of Protected Rights) (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) (Amendment) Order 2012

27 February

Draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2012

27 February

Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2012

27 February

Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Order 2012

27 February

Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

27 February

Draft Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2012

27 February

Draft Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Order 2012

27 February

Draft Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2012

27 February

Draft Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2012

27 February

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft St Albans and Welwyn Hatfield (Boundary Change) Order 2012

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

27 February

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Insolvency Act 1986 (Disqualification from Parliament) Order 2012

Draft Schools (Specification and Disposal of Articles) Regulations 2012

Draft Alternative Provision Academies (Consequential Amendments to Acts) (England) Order 2012

Negative Instrument 

Instrument reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires

To be considered

51st Report

Draft Modifications to the Standard Conditions of Electricity Supply Licences (No. 1 of 2012)

27 February

Special Procedure Order in Progress 

Date of Laying

Chairman’s Hearing, Thursday 8 March 2012 at 10.15am in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011

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

Public Bodies Orders in Progress 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Orders reported from the Merits Committee

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) Order 2012 51st Report from the Merits Committee, 39th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

15 March

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Courts Boards) Order 2012 53rd Report from the Merits Committee

27 March

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 27 February

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 28 February

Science and Technology

Sub Committee I STEM Higher Education

10.30am

European Union

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

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Science and Technology

Select Committee

2.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 29 February

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

10.15am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.00am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

4.00pm

Thursday 1 March

European Union

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

10.00am

Tuesday 6 March

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 8 March

European Union

EU Sub-Committee G Social Policy and Consumer Affairs

9.30am

Tuesday 13 March

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 14 March

Information

Domestic Committee

3.45pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 16 February 2012 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Lichfield.

Public Business

1 Fuel poverty A question was asked by Lord Ezra and answered by Lord Marland.

2 Gypsies and Travellers A question was asked by Baroness Whitaker and answered by Earl Attlee.

3 Female genital mutilation A question was asked by Baroness Tonge and answered by Baroness Verma.

4 Sudan and South Sudan A question was asked by Lord Chidgey and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

5 Business of the House Lord McNally, on behalf of Lord Strathclyde, moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Baroness Verma set down for Thursday 1 March shall be limited to 5 hours. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

6 Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Order 2012 Lord McNally, on behalf of Lord Strathclyde, moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

7 Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Lord McNally, on behalf of Lord Strathclyde, moved that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

8 Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Order 2012 Lord McNally, on behalf of Lord Strathclyde, moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

9 Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2012 Lord McNally, on behalf of Lord Strathclyde, moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

10 Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2012 Lord McNally, on behalf of Lord Strathclyde, moved that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

11 Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2012 Lord McNally, on behalf of Lord Strathclyde, moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

12 European Union: recent developments Lord Howell of Guildford moved that this House takes note of recent developments in the European Union. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 6.38pm until Monday 27 February at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Paper

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

Police-Government response to the 16th Report of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee on Policing Large Scale Disorder.    (8292)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 School Finance (England) Regulations 2012, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.   (335)

2 Postgraduate Medical Education and Training (Amendment) Order of Council 2012, laid under the Medical Act 1983.   (344)

Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following instruments were laid before the House:

 (1) Libya (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2012   (356)

(2) Restrictive Measures (Amendment) (Overseas Territories) Order 2012   (362)

laid under the Saint Helena Act 1833.

Prepared 17th February 2012