House of Lords Business

Thursday 1 March 2012 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Palmer of Childs Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of recent reports, whether they intend to continue to provide accommodation for families of service personnel.

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]

Future Business 

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.

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill Report [Lord McNally] 21st Report from the Constitution Committee, 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

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.

†Business of the House Lord Strathclyde to move that Standing Order 40(1) (Arrangement of the order paper) be dispensed with on Tuesday 13 March to enable proceedings on the Health and Social Care Bill to take place before oral questions.

†Health and Social Care Bill Report (day 5) [Earl Howe] 18th and 22nd Reports from the Constitution Committee

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.

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

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

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

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.

*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.

†*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect the lack of a public inquiry into the death of Pat Finucane may have on British–Irish relations and on the Finucane family.

†Protection of Freedoms Bill Third Reading [Lord Henley] 20th Report from the Constitution Committee

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

Tuesday 13 March at 11.00am

Subject to the House’s approval of the Business of the House motion on 6 March, it is expected that the Report stage of the Health and Social Care Bill will continue, and that oral questions will be taken 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.

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

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to move that the Grand Committee do consider the Annual Report for 2010–11 of the Information Committee (First Report, HL Paper 190).

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

Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee The Leader of the House (Lord Strathclyde) to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty to congratulate Her Majesty on the occasion of the Sixtieth Anniversary of Her Accession to the Throne.

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

*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.

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reconsider their decision to downgrade the Engineering Diploma to one GCSE equivalent.

Monday 19 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Chancellor of the Exchequer agreed the latest increase in quantitative easing.

*Lord Flight to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to review the application of International Financial Reporting Standards accounting standards to the banking sector.

*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will promote the connection between sustainable development and family planning at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the significance of tribalism in securing a stable and secure future for the people of Libya.

Tuesday 20 March at 9.45am

The House will meet at 9.45am for Prayers, after which it will adjourn to Westminster Hall for the presentation of a Humble Address to Her Majesty. The House will then meet again at 3.00pm for public business.

*The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will allow trade associations to make complaints to the proposed Groceries Code Adjudicator on behalf of members who are both direct and indirect suppliers of supermarkets; and, if not, why not.

*The Earl of Selborne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they intend to take to prevent food waste being sent to landfill.

*Baroness O’Cathain to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year by making a commitment to celebrate and increase the United Kingdom’s involvement with the Commonwealth.

Wednesday 21 March at 3.00pm

*Baroness Morgan of Drefelin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes are planned to the Work Capability Assessment following their informal consultation on accounting for the effects of cancer treatments.

*Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, to make transactions in commodities and shares more transparent, they will make it obligatory publicly to declare long or short positions over £1 million.

*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risks posed by implementation of the Health and Social Care Bill to HIV/Aids programmes.

Thursday 22 March at 11.00am

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will implement the commitment made in December 2010 that new legislation and policy will be assessed against the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

*Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current political situation in the Maldives.

*Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to raise awareness of the work undertaken by the International Criminal Court, and to provide support for it, in this 10th anniversary year of the coming into force of the Rome Statute.

Monday 26 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Hannay of Chiswick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the assistance given by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to the Regional Anti-Piracy Prosecutions and Intelligence Co-ordination Centre in the Seychelles will include information gleaned from Suspicious Activity Reports.

*Viscount Goschen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that disruption to businesses in London caused by the 2012 Olympic Games is minimised.

*Lord Walker of Aldringham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of servicemen and women being made redundant from the armed forces are expected to be between the ages of 18 and 24.

*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish their response to the consultation on Scotland’s constitutional future.

Tuesday 27 March at 2.30pm

*Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce legislation to implement their alcohol strategy.

*Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent the expansion of grammar schools onto satellite sites.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that every eligible United Kingdom citizen between the age of 18 and 25 registers to vote.

†Wednesday 28 March at 3.00pm

†*Lord Gardiner of Kimble to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to facilitate the establishment of a national water grid.

†*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the contract for Royal Fleet Auxiliary tankers was placed with a South Korean company.

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

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

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.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 29 February and due for answer by 14 March.

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Department for Education will publish its proposed review of advice for school leaders, staff, governing bodies and local authorities on the specific duties in the Equality Act 2010 that require every school to publish before 6 April 2012 information demonstrating how they are complying with the Act’s public sector equality duty, and on preparing and publishing equality objectives; how many schools will be required to publish such information; what is the estimated cost per school; and how they will monitor compliance.   HL16041

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the management structure of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and each of its agencies; how many managers are at each level in each body; and what is the cost per year of their salaries and expenses.   HL16042

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the management structure of the Department of Energy and Climate Change and each of its agencies; how many managers are at each level in each body; and what is the cost per year of their salaries and expenses.   HL16043

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the percentage of civil servants employed by the Home Office who take time off work each year through smoking-related illnesses.   HL16044

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the percentage of civil servants employed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills who take time off work each year through smoking-related illnesses.   HL16045

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the percentage of civil servants employed by the Ministry of Defence who take time off work each year through smoking-related illnesses.   HL16046

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what process will be adopted for the recruitment of a new Chief Executive for the Office of Fair Trading; and whether this will use open competition.   HL16047

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Special Areas of Conservation are partly or wholly on land owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, and on which of those have environmental impact assessments been conducted under the Habitats Directive.   HL16048

Lord Liddle to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many special advisers they employed in July of each year from 1979 to 2010 inclusive.   HL16049

Lord Liddle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the size of the Senior Civil Service, and how many civil servants were employed, in each year from 1979 to 2010 inclusive.   HL16050

Lord Liddle to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff (civil servants, special advisers, secondees or other staff) were employed in (1) the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit, (2) the Performance and Innovation Unit, (3) the Policy Unit, (4) the Strategy Unit and (5) the Social Exclusion Unit, for each year since 1997.   HL16051

Lord Liddle to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reports were produced by the Performance and Innovation Unit, and then the Strategy Unit in each year since 1997.   HL16052

Lord Liddle to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many central government agencies were in existence in each year since 1979.   HL16053

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they and the Quartet are making representations to the government of Israel about preliminary approval for 600 new homes in the West Bank near Shiloh.   HL16054

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they and the Quartet are making representations to the government of Israel about official registration of land at Atarot in East Jerusalem as municipal.   HL16055

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 27 February (WA 324–5), whether they will ask the European Union to examine each category of the frozen Tunisian assets, in each state, with a view to releasing them to Tunisian control for the purpose of economic development and increased employment.   HL16056

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with North Korean refugees and exiles in the United Kingdom about their experience of the situation in North Korea, and any requirements they may have for training, development and capacity-building while they are in the United Kingdom.   HL16057

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they agree with the assessment of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in North Korea in his February 2012 report to the United Nations Human Rights Council that "there has been a significant deterioration in the human rights situation in the country"; and what discussions they have had with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in North Korea.   HL16058

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they are making to encourage the government of North Korea to invite the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food to visit the country.   HL16059

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendation by the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator that the international community should provide more financial support and creative solutions to overcome food shortages in North Korea.   HL16060

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of food shortages in North Korea, and of their impact on health for children, women and the elderly in North Korea; and why the Department for International Development has no programme for North Korea.
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they are making to respond to the humanitarian situation in North Korea; what discussions they have had with Baroness Amos, following her visit to North Korea on behalf of the United Nations; and in what ways they have responded to her recommendations.   HL16062

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 27 February (WA 260–1), when they expect the findings of the review of Promoting Equality, Valuing Diversity-A Strategy for the Civil Service 2008–13 to be made public.   HL16063

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Strathclyde on 27 February (WA 275), and 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.
   HL16064

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, during the Strategic Defence and Security Review, the National Security Council discussed with the Ministry of Defence whether 19 destroyers and frigates were able to meet the United Kingdom’s requirements for Directed Naval Tasks, possible contingencies and attrition.   HL16065

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Astor of Hever on 17 February (WA 194) and 14 February (WA 143–4), why the Ministry of Defence are funding a Royal Air Force seedcorn initiative using ex-Nimrod aircrew; and what are the costs involved.   HL16066

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 27 February (WA 193), whether Merlin MK2 helicopters are able to conduct area anti-submarine warfare using sonobuoys and other sensors as well as localised anti-submarine warfare.
   HL16067

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 14 February (WA 156), whether HM Treasury recognises (1) anti-piracy, and (2) anti-drug, operations as a valid commitment for Ministry for Defence forces.   HL16068

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 27 February (WA 192–3), whether a list of enhancements required to allow the deployment of Tornado aircraft in place of Harriers to Kandahar was ever produced, or whether Tornadoes were deployed to Kandahar without any airfield modifications.   HL16069

Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Earl Attlee on 27 February (WS 86), which ministers will have an official car allocated permanently; how many ministers will be expected to travel using public transport to, from or between their London homes, their departments, and the Palace of Westminster; and what arrangements they have made for similar journeys for the transport of official papers.   HL16070

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what conditions are attached to the import of live cattle, sheep and pigs into the United Kingdom; and whether they have any proposals to change those conditions.   HL16071

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Atlee on 28 February (WA 347), which franchises are in revenue support under the cap and collar mechanism; which of these franchises have not been collecting fares effectively; how fare collection is monitored; and what sanctions exist to penalise franchisees for ineffective collection of fares.   HL16072

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Atlee on 28 February (WA 347), how many times they have found breaches in the price of regulated fares in each of the last five years; and what enforcement action was taken in each instance.   HL16073

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Atlee on 28 February (WA 350), whether they will consider bids which are non-compliant with the Train Service Requirement specification if they can prove that there is market demand for a timetable change.
   HL16074

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in view of the extradition to the United States of Mr Christopher Tappin, they will review present extradition arrangements with that country.   HL16075

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Strathclyde on 27 February (WA 275), whether the Prime Minister will determine nominations for life peerages in accordance with the Government’s stated policy of "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".   HL16076

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to support United Kingdom companies, or companies with a United Kingdom workforce, to obtain a larger percentage of government contracts.   HL16077

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of near field communications technology as a replacement for credit cards.   HL16078

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish guidance on the circumstances in which they will introduce retrospective tax measures.   HL16079

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce a general anti-tax-avoidance law.   HL16080

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to take action in response to the Mirrlees Review of taxation.   HL16081

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the use of trusts to protect the beneficiaries of inherited wealth.   HL16082

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their proposals to encourage pension and other funds to invest in public infrastructure will involve full and effective risk transfer from the Government or their agencies.   HL16083

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

16 January (30 January)

HL14854 Lord Laird [HO]

17 January (31 January)

HL14886 Lord Birt [HO]

HL14903 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [HO]

23 January (6 February)

HL15038 Lord Morris of Manchester [DCLG]

27 January (10 February)

HL15190 Lord Laird [DfE]

31 January (14 February)

HL15291 Lord Condon [HO]

2 February (16 February)

HL15376 Lord Hoyle [DCLG]

6 February (20 February)

HL15442 Lord German [DCLG]

HL15443 Lord German [DCLG]

7 February (21 February)

HL15497 Lord Hylton [DCLG]

8 February (22 February)

HL15553 Baroness Smith of Basildon [DEFRA]

HL15554 Baroness Smith of Basildon [DEFRA]

HL15555 Baroness Smith of Basildon [DEFRA]

HL15560 Lord Dubs [DCMS]

HL15566 The Earl of Courtown [DEFRA]

9 February (23 February)

HL15602 Lord Campbell-Savours [MoD]

HL15605 Lord Bradshaw [DfT]

HL15611 Lord Laird [HO]

HL15625 Lord Ashcroft [DfE]

HL15626 Lord Berkeley [DfT]

10 February (24 February)

HL15634 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [DEFRA]

HL15639 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [HO]

HL15641 Lord Laird [HO]

13 February (27 February)

HL15694 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [MoJ]

14 February (28 February)

HL15756 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [DEFRA]

HL15757 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [DEFRA]

HL15763 Lord Laird [DEFRA]

HL15769 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [MoD]

15 February (29 February)

HL15776 The Earl of Selborne [DEFRA]

HL15777 The Earl of Selborne [DEFRA]

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

[DCLG] 5

[DCMS] 1

[DEFRA] 10

[DfE] 2

[DfT] 2

[HO] 7

[MoD] 2

[MoJ] 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

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

Trusts (Capital and Income) [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

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

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

6 March

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

5 March

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

Protection of Freedoms (Northern Ireland Assembly Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

12 March

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

Waiting for Royal Assent

Live Music [HL]

Private Member’s

Public Services (Social Value)

Private Member’s

Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims (Amendment)

Private Member’s

Welfare Reform (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

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 Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances (Abolition) Order 2012

Draft Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Social Security and Revenue Information) Regulations 2012

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

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

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

Draft Apprenticeships (Alternative English Completion Conditions) Regulations 2012

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2012

Draft Inland Waterways Advisory Council (Abolition) Order 2012

Draft British Waterways Board (Transfer of Functions) Order 2012

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

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

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

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

Draft Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Order 2012

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

Draft Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2012

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

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 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 (Penalties) (Rules for Calculation of Turnover) Order 2012

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

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

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 waiting for consideration by the Merits Committee

Draft Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances (Abolition) Order 2012

27 March

Draft Inland Waterways Advisory Council (Abolition) Order 2012

17 April

Draft British Waterways Board (Transfer of Functions) Order 2012

17 April

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, 41st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

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.

Thursday 1 March

European Union

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

10.00am

Monday 5 March

Privacy and Injunctions

Joint Committee

2.00pm
in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Energy and Transport

3.00pm

Science and Technology

Select Committee

3.30pm

Draft House of Lords Reform Bill

Joint Committee

4.30pm

Tuesday 6 March

European Union

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

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

2.00pm

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

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 7 March

Constitution

Select Committee

10.00am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

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

Ecclesiastical Committee

Select Committee

4.30pm

Wednesday 14 March

Information

Domestic Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

4.00pm

Monday 26 March

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 27 March

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 29 February 2012 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Liverpool.

Select Committee Report

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

41st Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:  
Draft Automatic Enrolment (Offshore Employment) Order 2012 
Draft Children Act 2004 Information Database (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2012 
Draft Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 23) (Investment Companies) Regulations 2012 
Draft Postal Services Act 2011 (Penalties) (Rules for Calculation of Turnover) Order 2012 
Draft Employment Tribunals Act 1996 (Tribunal Composition) Order 2012 
Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2012 
Draft Localism Act 2011 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2012 
Draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
Draft Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Automatic Enrolment) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 
Draft Parish Councils (General Power of Competence) (Prescribed Conditions) Order 2012 
Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 
Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Courts Boards) Order 2012 
Draft Unfair Dismissal and Statement of Reasons for Dismissal (Variation of Qualifying Period) Order 2012. (HL Paper 268)

Public Business

2 Health: mesothelioma A question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool and answered by Lord McNally.

3 Caribbean nations A question was asked by Baroness Benjamin and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

4 Health: pneumoconiosis A question was asked by Lord Wigley and answered by Lord Freud.

5 Employment: Work Programme A question was asked by Lord McKenzie of Luton and answered by Lord Freud.

6 Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [HL] Lord McNally presented a bill to amend the law relating to capital and income in trusts. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 131)

7 Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 131–EN)

8 Deputy Chairmen of Committees The Chairman of Committees moved that Baroness Andrews be appointed a member of the panel of Deputy Chairmen of Committees, in place of Baroness Gould of Potternewton. The motion was agreed to.

9 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill Lord McNally moved 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.

The motion was agreed to.

10 Jobseeker’s Allowance (Domestic Violence) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Lord Freud moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2012 Lord Freud moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12 Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2012 Lord Freud moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

13 Pensions Act 2008 (Abolition of Protected Rights) (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) (Amendment) Order 2012 Lord Freud moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

14 Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims (Amendment) Bill The bill was read a third time and passed.

15 Health and Social Care Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 71. Amendments were agreed to. Amendment 76 was disagreed to (see division list). The report stage was adjourned.

16 Welfare Reform Bill The Commons Reason was considered.

Motion A Lords amendments 3B and 26B were not insisted on.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

17 Health and Social Care Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 141. Amendments were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned after amendment 163A.

The House adjourned at 10.44pm until Thursday 1 March at 11.00am.

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 Papers

The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty:

1 Defamation Bill, Draft-Government response to the Report of the Joint Committee on the Draft Defamation Bill.    (8295)

2 Hong Kong-Six-monthly Report on Hong Kong 1 July–31 December 2011.    (8304)

3 Contingent Liability-Minute from the Department of Energy and Climate Change concerning a contingent liability to be given by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in respect of the contract for the Parent Body Organisation for the Dounreay Site Licence Company.    (-)

Public Bodies Orders

The following orders were laid before the House under section 11 of the Public Bodies Act 2011:

1 Draft Inland Waterways Advisory Council (Abolition) Order 2012.

2 Draft British Waterways Board (Transfer of Functions) Order 2012.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Medicines (Products for Human Use) (Fees) Regulations 2012, laid under the Medicines Act 1971. 
     (504)

2 Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Children’s Homes etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Children Act 1989.   (511)

3 National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.   (515)

4 Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Police Act 1997.   (523)

5 Pension Protection Fund and Occupational Pension Schemes (Levy Ceiling and Compensation Cap) Order 2012, laid under the Pensions Act 2004.   (528)

6 Police Authority (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Police Act 1996.   (536)

7 Occupational Pension Schemes (Contracting-out and Modification of Schemes) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Pension Schemes Act 1993.   (542)

8 Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.   (573)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report of the Office for National Statistics on Marriage Summary Statistics for England and Wales for 2009, laid under the Registration Service Act 1953.

2 Report of the Information Commissioner on the Attorney General’s veto on disclosure of the minutes of the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Devolution for Scotland, Wales and the Regions, laid under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Division on 29 February 2012 

Health and Social Care Bill

Division No. 1

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath moved amendment 76, in clause 24, page 35, line 9, at end to insert:

"( ) provide for the chair and non-executive members of each governing body to be appointed using an independent process, the details of which are to be laid out in regulations;"

The House divided:

Contents 185

Not-contents 282

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Alli, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Bach, L.

Bakewell, B.

Barnett, L.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Berkeley, L.

Bilston, L.

Boateng, L.

Borrie, L.

Boyd of Duncansby, L.

Bradley, L.

Bragg, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Brooks of Tremorfa, L.

Browne of Ladyton, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Chandos, V.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Corston, B.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Davies of Coity, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Dixon, L.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Evans of Parkside, L.

Evans of Temple Guiting, L.

Falkland, V.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Ford, B.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Gibson of Market Rasen, B.

Gilbert, L.

Glasman, L.

Golding, B.

Goldsmith, L.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goudie, B.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Graham of Edmonton, L.

Grantchester, L.

Grenfell, L.

Grocott, L.

Hall of Birkenhead, L.

Hameed, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Hattersley, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hereford, Bp.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Stretford, B.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Jones, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

King of West Bromwich, L.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Levy, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Low of Dalston, L.

McAvoy, L.

McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L.

McDonagh, B.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Mallalieu, B.

Martin of Springburn, L.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Meacher, B.

Monks, L.

Moonie, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Aberavon, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Manchester, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Myners, L.

Nye, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Owen, L.

Pannick, L.

Patel of Blackburn, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Plant of Highfield, L.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Puttnam, L.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Rea, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rendell of Babergh, B.

Richard, L.

Robertson of Port Ellen, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sawyer, L.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Sewel, L.

Sherlock, B.

Simon, V.

Singh of Wimbledon, L.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Finsbury, L.

Smith of Leigh, L.

Snape, L.

Stern, B.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Temple-Morris, L.

Thornton, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Tonge, B.

Touhig, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Turnberg, L.

Turner of Camden, B.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Warner, L.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wilkins, B.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Worthington, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Not-contents

Addington, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Alderdice, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]

Arran, E.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor, V.

Attlee, E.

Avebury, L.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Ballyedmond, L.

Barker, B.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berridge, B.

Bew, L.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blackwell, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Boothroyd, B.

Boswell of Aynho, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Bowness, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Browning, B.

Burnett, L.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Carlile of Berriew, L.

Carrington, L.

Cathcart, E.

Chadlington, L.

Chidgey, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Colville of Culross, V.

Colwyn, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Cotter, L.

Courtown, E.

Craig of Radley, L.

Craigavon, V.

Crathorne, L.

Cumberlege, B.

Dannatt, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Dholakia, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Doocey, B.

Dundee, E.

Dykes, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Edmiston, L.

Elton, L.

Emerton, B.

Erroll, E.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Faulks, L.

Feldman, L.

Feldman of Elstree, L.

Fellowes, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Fowler, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

German, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glenarthur, L.

Glentoran, L.

Goodlad, L.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Greaves, L.

Greenway, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hanham, B.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Harries of Pentregarth, L.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Henley, L.

Hennessy of Nympsfield, L.

Heyhoe Flint, B.

Higgins, L.

Hill of Oareford, L.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Hollins, B.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Howard of Lympne, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Hussain, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Holland Park, B.

Jay of Ewelme, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jenkin of Roding, L.

Jolly, B.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jopling, L.

Kilclooney, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Kramer, B.

Laming, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Lexden, L.

Lingfield, L.

Linklater of Butterstone, B.

Listowel, E.

Liverpool, E.

Loomba, L.

Lucas, L.

Luke, L.

Lyell, L.

Lytton, E.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

Macdonald of River Glaven, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Manchester, Bp.

Mancroft, L.

Maples, L.

Mar and Kellie, E.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Marland, L.

Marlesford, L.

Mawhinney, L.

Mayhew of Twysden, L.

Methuen, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Miller of Hendon, B.

Montgomery of Alamein, V.

Montrose, D.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Murphy, B.

Newby, L.

Newlove, B.

Newton of Braintree, L.

Northbourne, L.

Northbrook, L.

Northover, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

Palmer, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Palumbo, L.

Parminter, B.

Patel, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Phillips of Sudbury, L.

Plumb, L.

Popat, L.

Quirk, L.

Ramsbotham, L.

Randerson, B.

Rawlings, B.

Razzall, L.

Reay, L.

Rennard, L.

Renton of Mount Harry, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Richardson of Calow, B.

Ripon and Leeds, Bp.

Risby, L.

Roberts of Conwy, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rogan, L.

Rotherwick, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Foscote, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sharman, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sharples, B.

Shaw of Northstead, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Shipley, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Shutt of Greetland, L. [Teller]

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Clifton, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stewartby, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strasburger, L.

Strathclyde, L.

Sutherland of Houndwood, L.

Swinfen, L.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L.

Tebbit, L.

Tenby, V.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Swynnerton, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Tope, L.

Tordoff, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

True, L.

Trumpington, B.

Tugendhat, L.

Turnbull, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Verma, B.

Wade of Chorlton, L.

Wakeham, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Walpole, L.

Walton of Detchant, L.

Warnock, B.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Watson of Richmond, L.

Waverley, V.

Wei, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Wilcox, B.

Williams of Crosby, B.

Williamson of Horton, L.

Wilson of Tillyorn, L.

Wolfson of Sunningdale, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Prepared 1st March 2012