House of Lords Business

Thursday 17 May 2012 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the humanitarian crisis in the Republic of Sudan and South Sudan.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to monitor, enforce and improve the provisions of the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 to aid small and medium-sized enterprises’ access to finance.

*Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to implement the recommendation of the Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances that parenting and the responsibilities of parenthood should be taught in all secondary schools.

*Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to make any further financial contributions to the Eurozone bailout.

†Police (Collaboration: Specified Function) Order 2012 Lord Henley to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) Order 2012 Lord Henley to move that the Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Queen’s Speech Adjourned Debate on the Motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty as follows:

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg leave to thank Your Majesty for the most gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament."

It is expected that the principal topics for debate will be Defence, Foreign Affairs, and International Development.

Future Business 

Monday 21 May at 2.30pm

*Baroness Brinton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel following the recent order to Palestinian farmers in the West Bank to uproot their olive trees.

*Lord Hannay of Chiswick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what their principal objectives will be in the negotiations for an Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations in July.

*Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what diplomatic representations they have made to the government of Bangladesh about the disappearance and alleged kidnapping of Mr Ilias Ali and other opposition politicians.

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government when general budget support for the government of Malawi will be restored following the changes recently announced in that government.

The Chairman of Committees intends to move the following seven motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

†Canterbury City Council Bill The Chairman of Committees to move that this House resolves that the promoters of the Canterbury City Council Bill, which was originally introduced in the House of Commons in session 2007–08 on 22 January 2008, should have leave to proceed with the bill in the current session in accordance with the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150B (Revival of bills).

†Leeds City Council Bill The Chairman of Committees to move that this House resolves that the promoters of the Leeds City Council Bill, which was originally introduced in the House of Commons in session 2007–08 on 22 January 2008, should have leave to proceed with the bill in the current session in accordance with the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150B (Revival of bills).

†Nottingham City Council Bill The Chairman of Committees to move that this House resolves that the promoters of the Nottingham City Council Bill, which was originally introduced in the House of Commons in session 2007–08 on 22 January 2008, should have leave to proceed with the bill in the current session in accordance with the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150B (Revival of bills).

†Reading Borough Council Bill The Chairman of Committees to move that this House resolves that the promoters of the Reading Borough Council Bill, which was originally introduced in the House of Commons in session 2007–08 on 22 January 2008, should have leave to proceed with the bill in the current session in accordance with the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150B (Revival of bills).

†City of London (Various Powers) Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move that this House resolves that the promoters of the City of London (Various Powers) Bill [HL], which was originally introduced in this House in session 2010–12 on 24 January 2011, should have leave to proceed with the bill in the current session in accordance with the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150B (Revival of bills).

†City of Westminster Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move that this House resolves that the promoters of the City of Westminster Bill [HL], which was originally introduced in this House in session 2008–09 on 22 January 2009, should have leave to proceed with the bill in the current session in accordance with the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150B (Revival of bills).

†Transport for London Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move that this House resolves that the promoters of the Transport for London Bill [HL], which was originally introduced in this House in session 2010–12 on 24 January 2011, should have leave to proceed with the bill in the current session in accordance with the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150B (Revival of bills).

Baroness Garden of Frognal to move that this House takes note of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Lord Harrison to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The Euro Area Crisis (25th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 260). 14 February 2012

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Lord McNally to move that the Grand Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 5833/12 and Addenda 1 and 2, relating to a Draft Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and the free movement of such data; and takes note of the Government’s decision not to exercise its right to opt out of this draft Directive under Protocol 19 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (The Schengen Protocol).

Tuesday 22 May at 2.30pm

*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to address access to and use of disability services by black and minority ethnic disabled people, as outlined in the recently published Scope report Over-looked Communities, Over-due Change.

*Baroness Hughes of Stretford to ask Her Majesty’s Government why their guidance to schools on implementing the new duty to provide careers advice has not required schools to employ qualified advisers and provide face-to-face advice for pupils who need it.

*Lord Haskel to ask Her Majesty’s Government why British companies who have supplied innovative products to the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games are unable to publicise those products in order to gain further business.

Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Wilcox]

If the bill is read a second time, Baroness Wilcox to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Lord Hannay of Chiswick to move that this House agrees the recommendation of the European Union Committee that Her Majesty’s Government should exercise their right, in accordance with the Protocol on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, to take part in the adoption and application of the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the freezing and confiscation of the proceeds of crime in the European Union (document 7641/12) (32nd Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 295).

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Freud] 44th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Northover] 44th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Greater London Authority Act 1999 (Amendment) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 44th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 44th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Wednesday 23 May at 3.00pm

*Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the reduction in the number of police officers.

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for reviewing the rules governing media ownership.

*Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose, as part of their review of the level of asylum support, to tackle severe poverty experienced by children in asylum-seeking families.

European Union (Approval of Treaty Amendment Decision) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Howell of Guildford]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Howell of Guildford to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Thursday 24 May at 11.00am

*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in securing the arrest of Joseph Kony, Omar al-Bashir and others indicted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.

*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to develop entrepreneurship opportunities for young people in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect on the British economy of the crisis in the euro area.

Lord Bilimoria to move that this House takes note of the contribution made by minority ethnic and religious communities to the cultural life and economy of the United Kingdom, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the formation of the Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to move that this House takes note of the Government’s policies on food security. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to facilitate alternatives to high street banks for small and micro-business borrowing. (1½ hours)

Monday 28 May at 2.30pm

*Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of night flights at Heathrow.

*Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for making sure that care home ownership delivers consistent and long-term care.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the cost to the National Health Service of international health tourism, and whether the Home Office has consulted the Department of Health on appropriate assessments of likely health needs or conditions before issuing visas to visitors to the United Kingdom.

*Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering introducing a tax on plastic bags.

Crime and Courts Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Henley]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Henley to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that the Grand Committee takes note of the National Health Service Trust Development Authority (Establishment and Constitution) Order 2012 (SI 2012/901). [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham (wef 1 April 2011)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Consultant and Trainer, Cumberlege Connections Ltd (NHS leadership/awareness programmes)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Self-employed consultant on NHS and wider health issues, t/a Philip Hunt Consultancy

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that the Grand Committee takes note of the National Health Service Trust Development Authority Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/922). [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham (wef 1 April 2011)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Consultant and Trainer, Cumberlege Connections Ltd (NHS leadership/awareness programmes)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Self-employed consultant on NHS and wider health issues, t/a Philip Hunt Consultancy

†Infrastructure Planning (Waste Water Transfer and Storage) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord De Mauley] 44th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, Session 2010–12

†Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances (Abolition) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord De Mauley] 56th Report from the Merits Committee, Session 2010–12; 42nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, Session 2010–12

Baroness Sherlock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to After the riots, the final report of the Riots, Communities and Victims Panel.

Tuesday 29 May at 11.00am

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to their proposals in the Queen’s Speech "to reduce the deficit", in which year they expect the national debt to start to be reduced.

*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had within the European Union concerning aid from the European Union to the occupied territories of Palestine in the West Bank and Gaza.

*Lord Davies of Stamford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many nuclear power stations they intend to see built, for what capacity and over what timescale.

Lord Sacks to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they have recognised and supported the role and contribution of faith communities in Britain and the Commonwealth during Her Majesty The Queen’s reign. (1 hour)

Lord Browne of Ladyton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the outcome of the NATO Deterrence and Defence Posture Review and the implications of clarifying NATO’s deterrence posture for European security and the relationship with Russia. (1 hour)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that all claims managements companies operating in the United Kingdom deliver services to a high standard. (1 hour)

Lord Cormack to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the work of the Historical Manuscripts Commission is continued. (1 hour)

Monday 11 June at 2.30pm

*Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timetable for the draft bill to modernise adult care and support in England announced in the Queen’s Speech and to what extent the proposals in the bill follow the recommendations of the Dilnot Commission.

*Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made on establishing local HealthWatch organisations and what steps they will take to ensure that their commissioning and administrative costs are kept to a minimum.

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to avoid the unnecessary sentencing of young offenders.

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are planning to measure the impact of the 16–19 Bursary Fund on young people’s participation in education.

Tuesday 12 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review, after an appropriate interval, the comparative performances of public health information and advice campaigns under (1) the new, and (2) the former, NHS architectures; and, if so, when and whether the findings of that review will be made public.

*Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they propose to take in order to implement the provisions of European Council Directive 2010/32/EU, which is designed to prevent sharp (so called needlestick) injuries, prior to the implementation date of 11 May 2013.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what principal issues they intend to raise in their forthcoming meetings with President Hollande and members of the new government of France.

†Wednesday 13 June at 3.00pm

†*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the next actions they plan to take in support of the continuing development of credit unions.

†*Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will give shareholders in listed companies a binding vote on senior executives’ and directors’ pay and bonuses.

†*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will enforce nutritional standards for school food in academies and free schools in the light of new evidence that some schools are reintroducing junk food.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 12 June for debate on 28 June. Time limit 2½ hours.

Lord Loomba to move that this House takes note of the second International Widows’ Day on 23 June and the socio-economic impact on poor widows in developing countries.

Lord Adonis to move that this House takes note of youth unemployment.

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

The Lord Bishop of Exeter to move that this House takes note of the issues of equality and discrimination affecting Israel’s Palestinian citizens.

Lord Alderdice to move that this House takes note of the significance of mental and emotional health in the wellbeing of the population.

Lord Chidgey to move that this House takes note of the humanitarian and conflict resolution situation in the states comprising the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

Lord Lexden to move that this House takes note of the treatment of homosexual men and women in the developing world and the application of international human rights laws in ensuring respect for their dignity, privacy and equality.

Baroness Cox to move that this House takes note of the Government’s policies relating to conflict resolution and humanitarian aid in sub-Saharan and West Africa.

Lord Barnett to move that this House takes note of the Government’s proposals to reduce the fiscal deficit.

Lord Harrison to move that this House takes note of the contribution of atheists and humanists to United Kingdom society.

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to move that this House takes note of the provision, assessment and diagnosis of developmental care of children on the basis of practical and workable units, with special reference to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Baroness Tonge to move that this House takes note of developments in the Middle East peace process.

Lord Cormack to move that this House takes note of the future of English cathedrals.

Lord Jenkin of Roding to move that this House takes note of the international competitiveness of United Kingdom manufacturing industry, of its success in attracting inward investment and exporting to global markets, of the public’s perceptions of manufacturing in the United Kingdom, and of its role in strengthening the United Kingdom economy and in job creation.

Baroness Coussins to move that this House takes note of the implementation of the contract between the Ministry of Justice and Applied Language Solutions to provide interpreting and translation services for the police and the courts.

Lord Sharkey to move that this House takes note of the difficulties in bringing about the reunification of Cyprus and the prospects for progress.

Baroness Flather to move that this House takes note of the impact of the Millennium Development Goals after 12 years, with special reference to the needs of the poorest women.

Lord Dubs to move that this House takes note of the case for reviewing the efficiency and effectiveness of British immigration controls.

Lord Addington to move that this House takes note of accessible education and training for those with hidden disabilities such as dyslexia and autism.

The Earl of Glasgow to move that this House takes note of the case for 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 move that this House takes note of children’s homes in England and Wales.

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to move that this House takes note of the significant increase in the number of cases of cancer of the head and neck, particularly in younger age groups.

Lord Lee of Trafford to move that this House takes note of the contribution of tourism to the United Kingdom economy.

Select Committee Reports 

The date on which the report was published is in italics.

Lord Inglewood to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on The Future of Investigative Journalism (3rd Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 256). 16 February 2012

Baroness Neuberger to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Behaviour Change (2nd Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 179). 17 July 2011

Lord Krebs to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Nuclear Research and Development Capabilities (3rd Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 221). 22 November 2011

Lord Krebs to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on The role and functions of departmental Chief Scientific Advisers (4th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 264). 29 February 2012

Lord Roper to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU Financial Framework from 2014 (13th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 125). 5 April 2011

Lord Roper to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The multiannual financial framework 2014–2020 (34th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 297). 3 May 2012

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, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 229). 2 December 2011

Baroness Jay of Paddington to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Constitution Committee on Judicial Appointments (25th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 272). 28 March 2012

Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Economic Affairs Committee on The Economic Impact and Effectiveness of Development Aid (6th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 278). 29 March 2012

Other Motions for Debate 

Lord Naseby to move that this House takes note of the implementation to date of the recommendations of the independent report from the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission in Sri Lanka and the challenges facing Sri Lanka in implementing recommendations still outstanding.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to move that this House takes note of the number of police officers in England and Wales.

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours. The date on which the question was tabled is in italics; questions are removed from the list six months after tabling.

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to promote the Access to Work mental health support service. (9 May)

Lord Bach to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy towards the future funding and future expansion of the British Council. (9 May)

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to provide support for people with dementia. (9 May)

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. (9 May)

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making on coastal access in England. (9 May)

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will meet the funding needs of the United Kingdom’s conservatoires. (9 May)

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they consider to be the role of the drinks industry in helping to prevent alcohol misuse and anti-social behaviour, and in promoting responsible drinking, in line with the Government’s alcohol strategy. (9 May) [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Jean Coussins Consultancy Ltd (consultancy services to businesses on corporate strategies; current retained clients are Brown Forman, Heineken and Mars Chocolate UK; services provided are explicitly non-parliamentary)

Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the future of the work of the Advisory Group for National Specialised Services. (9 May)

Baroness Brinton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of access to water in the Palestinian territories of the West Bank. (9 May)

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. (9 May)

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what opportunities will be provided to promote awareness of hepatitis C within the new structures of the National Health Service; and how the commissioning of services to identify and treat patients suffering from hepatitis C will be improved. (9 May)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential contribution of further education colleges to their local economies and communities. (9 May)

Baroness Ford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in improving neurological services, and in particular the provision of epilepsy services, in the United Kingdom. (9 May)

Viscount Astor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in reviewing the economic viability, value for money and benefit-cost ratio of the High Speed 2 London to Birmingham, and London to Leeds and Manchester, lines. (9 May)

Lord Hussain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the human rights situation in Bangladesh, in the light of reports of disappearances of well-known politicians. (9 May)

Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in improving the performance of UK Trade and Investment in relation to small and medium-sized enterprises in the United Kingdom. (9 May)

Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the strength of Britain’s industrial base. (9 May)

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. (9 May)

Baroness Morgan of Drefelin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the treatment and care of older people with cancer in the United Kingdom. (9 May) [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chief Executive, Breast Cancer Campaign (registered charity)

Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for helping the development of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. (9 May)

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to assist the government of Sudan to consolidate the rule of law and to strengthen democratic and transparent governance and adherence to human rights, and to promote economic growth, particularly in the Blue Nile, South Kordofan and Abyei regions. (9 May)

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they have in place to protect the residents of the United Kingdom against biological threats; and what measures they are taking to promote the international regulation of biological weapons and to ensure that security standards are sufficient in laboratories engaged in biological research around the world. (9 May)

Lord Bilimoria to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the economic and cultural benefits international students bring to the United Kingdom. (9 May)

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of immigration controls at Heathrow Airport. (9 May)

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to recent developments in the Republic of South Sudan, with particular reference to humanitarian impacts. (9 May)

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans for changes regarding planning policy and the community infrastructure levy. (9 May)

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment to date of the implementation of the independent report from the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission in Sri Lanka, and of the challenges facing Sri Lanka in implementing recommendations still outstanding. (9 May)

Lord Alderdice to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to strengthen the provision of mental health services in the National Health Service. (9 May)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have in place to help young offenders find employment or training on release from prison. (9 May)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of the bi-zonal, bi-communal approach to the Cyprus issue; and whether greater accommodation for the administration of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is under consideration. (9 May)

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote paediatric continence. (9 May)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of religion in society in the United Kingdom. (9 May)

Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy in respect of directly elected mayors. (9 May)

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they will take in the light of the findings of the Stroke Association’s Daily Life Survey 2011–12 Struggling to recover. (9 May)

Baroness Worthington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to promote international collaboration to deliver sustainable green growth. (9 May)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the security, humanitarian, and human rights situation on the Korean Peninsula. (9 May)

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support a peace process between India and Pakistan to resolve all outstanding disputes, including regarding the right of self-determination for the people of Kashmir. (9 May)

Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the long-term relationship with the Caribbean nations to help future sustainable growth in the region. (9 May)

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to create a lifeline passenger ferry link to the Isles of Scilly in line with the Scottish government’s ferries policy. (9 May)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to promote the better running of zoos in the United Kingdom and the European Union. (9 May)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the implementation and impact of the Building Stability Overseas Strategy. (9 May)

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of the prospects for the reunification of Cyprus. (10 May)

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what additional action they are taking to promote exports following the Prime Minister’s recent overseas trade mission; and what further action they will take. (10 May)

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce piracy in the Indian Ocean and to help stabilise the neighbouring states in the Horn of Africa and South Arabia. (10 May)

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the role of magistrates in modern society, both in the courtroom and in the community. (10 May)

Lord Hutton of Furness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to develop the United Kingdom’s relations with Cuba. (10 May) [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Chairman, Cuba Initiative

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that students attending universities in Scotland from the rest of the United Kingdom are treated in the same way as those attending from other European Union member states. (10 May)

Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to promote the teaching of Classics in schools. (10 May) [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Chairman, Cuba Initiative

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to make sure that all forms of training and education are made accessible throughout life to those with hidden disabilities such as dyslexia and autism. (10 May)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the significant increase in cases of cancer of the head and neck, in particular in younger age groups. (14 May)

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made to enable more NHS patients to die at home and whether they have plans to strengthen the NHS Constitution in this area. (14 May)

The Earl of Dundee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they took to benefit local democracy in Europe during the recent United Kingdom chairmanship of the Council of Europe. (15 May)

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for further developments in the bus industry. (15 May)

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom Representation to the European Union is adequately advancing British interests. (15 May)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to develop a national plan for cultural education in the light of the Review of Cultural Education in England by Darren Henley. (15 May)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to undertake legislative and policy changes to the park homes sector as a result of their recent consultation exercise. (16 May)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 16 May and due for answer by 30 May.

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision is made for transsexuals in prison with respect to access to specialist healthcare for gender dysphoria.   HL189

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they will put forward in the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to press for follow-up action by the government of Russia on the European Court of Human Rights judgment in the case of Shafiyeva v Russia with respect to the investigation in that case and the procedural violation of Article 2 that was found.   HL190

Lord Martin of Springburn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether special advisers are required to register any hospitality given by commercial organisations; and whether a register is maintained for that purpose.   HL191

Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the National Audit Office is able to examine more than the cost of BBC support services out of the total licence fee spending in 2010–11.   HL192

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they are giving to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and other humanitarian agencies to support refugees arriving in the Unity state of South Sudan.   HL193

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what diplomatic measures they are taking with the governments of Sudan and South Sudan, with the African Union and in the United Nations to draw attention to the number of refugees in South Sudan and to find an early political solution to the border conflict.   HL194

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Rawlings on 1 May (WA 473–4), whether the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has decided to call in the Liverpool Waters planning application; and, if a decision has not yet been reached, when it will be made and what process will follow.   HL195

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 30 April (WA 410–1), by what means local councillors will be able to hold the executive to account in authorities run by elected mayors given that (1) the membership of the cabinet does not consist of a majority of elected councillors, and (2) the membership of mayoral advisory panels includes unelected appointees.   HL196

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to improve the life chances of 18–24 year olds in Liverpool, in the light of the rise in the percentage of those aged 18–24 claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance between 2008 and 2012.   HL197

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many councils were eligible to bid for funding under the Priority School Building Programme; and of those, how many submitted bids and how many were successful.   HL198

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what alternative means of funding are available for councils that are unsuccessful in bidding for funding from the Priority School Building Programme.
   HL199

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what procedures are in place, nationally and at school level, to protect teachers who are victims of cyberbullying.   HL200

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures are in place to safeguard the role of the civil service in giving politically impartial and objective advice to Ministers of the Crown in accordance with the Civil Service Code regarding the development and execution of legislative and administrative measures.   HL201

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what training and guidance are given to special advisers, collectively and individually.   HL202

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will respond to Convention 189 and recommendation 201 from the International Labour Conference on decent work for domestic workers; and, if so, when.   HL203

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made regarding the arrest and imprisonment of David Simpson in the Central African Republic after he reported finding 18 mutilated bodies in that country; and what is their response to complaints made by Mr Simpson’s family regarding the conduct of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office following that imprisonment.   HL204

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the United Nations personnel deployed as part of the African Union and United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur; what review is being carried out of its mandate; and what discussions they have initiated in the United Nations Security Council about the nature of peacekeeping in Africa.   HL205

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have received concerning abuses of the rights of women from religious minorities in Pakistan.   HL206

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to help protect the rights of women from religious minorities in Pakistan.   HL207

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have received concerning the number of Coptic women who have been abducted in Egypt.   HL208

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to help protect the rights of Coptic women who are abducted, and in some cases sexually abused, in Egypt.   HL209

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what amounts and types of aid they provide to governments that criminalise consensual same-sex relationships.   HL210

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with governments in the Commonwealth nations that have not reformed legislation banning homosexuality.
   HL211

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what amounts and types of aid they provide to governments that retain the use of the death penalty.   HL212

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many overseas electors resident in Canada are entitled to vote in United Kingdom general elections, by United Kingdom constituency.
   HL213

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many overseas electors resident in Australia are entitled to vote in United Kingdom general elections, by United Kingdom constituency.
   HL214

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many overseas electors resident in New Zealand are entitled to vote in United Kingdom general elections, by United Kingdom constituency.   HL215

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many overseas electors resident in South Africa are entitled to vote in United Kingdom general elections, by United Kingdom constituency.   HL216

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many overseas electors resident in Jamaica are entitled to vote in United Kingdom general elections, by United Kingdom constituency.
   HL217

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many overseas electors resident in Trinidad and Tobago are entitled to vote in United Kingdom general elections, by United Kingdom constituency.   HL218

Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made all the responses to the consultation exercise on the future of Chorley Youth Court available to the North West Regional Delivery Board of HM Court Services.   HL219

Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the functions and composition of the North West Regional Delivery Board of HM Court Services; and how many lay members sit on the Board.
   HL220

Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they intend to make to enable the youngest and most vulnerable people to travel to youth courts outside Chorley in the event that Chorley Youth Court is closed.   HL221

Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have oversight of the appointment of private security firms by police authorities.   HL222

Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have published criteria for selection of private security firms for use by police authorities, and if so, what those criteria are.   HL223

Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether employees of private security firms working under contract for police authorities have powers similar to those of a police constable.   HL224

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements are in place to ensure the work and findings of the National Screening Committee are scrutinised by the Department of Health.   HL225

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to develop a national outcomes strategy for musculoskeletal conditions in England.   HL226

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve public awareness of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.   HL227

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that people with rheumatoid arthritis are given a personalised care plan.   HL228

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implementation of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence clinical guideline 79 on rheumatoid arthritis in England.   HL229

Lord Patel of Bradford to ask Her Majesty’s Government within which prisons substance misuse services are being re-commissioned in line with the Patel Report; and, of those, which are providing both clinical substance misuse treatment and psychosocial interventions services; and which are only providing psychosocial interventions services.   HL230

Lord Patel of Bradford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Clinical Commissioning Groups will be added to the list of Schedule 19 bodies to which the public sector equality duty applies under the Equality Act 2010; and, if so, when.   HL231

Lord Patel of Bradford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Clinical Commissioning Groups will be subject to specific duties under the Equality Act 2010.   HL232

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will be meeting the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists to discuss the variation across the National Health Service in both the incidence of lower limb amputations and the number of podiatrists employed.   HL233

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many home visits by podiatrists were commissioned by the National Health Service in each of the last five years; and whether they regard the provision of such services to be an essential part of the National Health Service.   HL234

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the answer by Lord Freud on 14 May (HL Deb, col 132), how the figure of 719,000 people who are unemployed and not students, was calculated, and what was the age range of people included in this figure.   HL235

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment have they made of the decision by the Bank of England to cut its United Kingdom growth estimate from 1.2 per cent to 0.8 per cent.   HL236

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment have they made of the adequacy of the options available to first time home buyers in London.   HL237

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the reported statement by Mr Brian Moore, head of the UK Border Agency (UKBA), that he would be content for travellers entering the United Kingdom during the Olympic Games to wait for up to four hours at UKBA checkpoints.   HL238

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Government Ministers leaving or entering the United Kingdom use the normal UK Border Agency checkpoints or a priority checkpoint.   HL239

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to hold discussions with the government of Israel concerning the case for prisoners who require medical attention to be visited by an independent physician who is not employed by the Israeli Prison Service.   HL240

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they will make to the government of Israel concerning its order on 25 April to Palestinian farmers in the Wadi Qana area of the West Bank to uproot olive trees.   HL241

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to assist in protecting Gazan fishermen who comply with the three-mile zone restriction imposed by Israel from being arrested, detained or shot at; and what representations they are making to Israel about compensation for fishermen who lose boats and equipment.   HL242

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they accept the validity of the law under which Israel has declared the settlement outposts of Bruchin, Rechelim and Sansana to be legal; and, if so, what are the implications for the peace process of the acceptance of this law by the international community.   HL243

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the economic viability of a Palestinian state within Areas A and B of the West Bank.   HL244

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to help Palestinians remain in their homes and on their land within Area C of the West Bank.   HL245

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many United Kingdom pensioners resident in the Republic of Ireland have been regarded in the last three years as eligible to have their healthcare costs paid by the United Kingdom; how they define an eligible pensioner; and what are the current agreed annual average healthcare costs for each pensioner in the two countries.   HL246

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 1 May (WA 449–50), what quotas with which countries exist for the importation of garlic; what tariff preference and non-preference arrangements are in place for importation of chicken eggs; and what is the basis on which the standard duty rates for garlic and chicken eggs have been set. 
   HL247

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 26 March (WA 224), (1) whether allowances paid to United Kingdom workers by way of an HM Revenue and Customs dispensation agreement are considered as contributing towards National Minimum Wage (NMW) pay; (2) whether allowances paid to workers on secondment to the United Kingdom by way of such an agreement are considered as so contributing; (3) whether allowances paid to United Kingdom workers by way of an HM Revenue and Customs dispensation agreement for section 338 expenses are considered as contributing towards NMW pay; and (4) whether allowances paid to seconded workers in the United Kingdom under such a dispensation agreement are considered as so contributing.   HL248

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether those applying for leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom on the basis of being the unmarried partner of a United Kingdom national are eligible to obtain such leave if the United Kingdom national is married to another person.   HL249

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what monitoring or supervision is conducted by the Home Office of the membership of police authorities, and in particular of the length of service of individual members.   HL250

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what monitoring or supervision is conducted by the Home Office of how police forces handle firearms certificates.   HL251

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Groceries Code Adjudicator [HL]

Government

22 May

European Union (Approval of Treaty Amendment Decision) [HL]

Government

23 May

Crime and Courts [HL]

Government

28 May

Inheritance (Cohabitants) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Company Remuneration [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Smoke-free Private Vehicles [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Airports (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Wind Turbines (Minimum Distance from Residential Premises) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Presumption of Death and Provisions Relating to Missing Persons [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mental Health (Discrimination) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Marine Navigation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Marriage (Approved Organisations) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Interception of Communications (Admissibility of Evidence) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Caravan Sites [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Commitment

   

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

Government

 

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

The Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has drawn attention to certain instruments in the reports indicated.

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Draft Further Education Institutions and 16 to 19 Academies (Specification and Disposal of Articles) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Electoral Registration Data Schemes Order 2012

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Courts Administration and the Public Guardian Board) Order 2012

   

Draft Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (Code of Practice for the Video Recording with Sound of Post-Charge Questioning) Order 2012

   

Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes C, G and H) Order 2012

   

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Video Recording with Sound of Interviews and Associated Code of Practice) Order 2012

   

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Codes of Practice for the Exercise of Stop and Search Powers) Order 2012

   

Draft Social Security (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2012

   

Draft Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) Order 2012

   

Draft Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Controlled Activity and Prescribed Criteria) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012

   

Draft Statutory Auditors (Amendment of Companies Act 2006 and Delegation of Functions etc.) Order 2012

   

Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Functions of Returning Officers) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012

   

Draft Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Determination of Turnover for Monetary Penalties) Order 2012

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Commission for Rural Communities) Order 2012

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Greater London Authority Act 1999 (Amendment) Order 2012

 

22 May

Draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2012

 

22 May

Draft Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

 

22 May

Draft Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2012

 

22 May

Draft Infrastructure Planning (Waste Water Transfer and Storage) Order 2012

 

28 May

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Notification Requirements) (England and Wales) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Police (Collaboration: Specified Function) Order 2012

   

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) Order 2012

   

Draft Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Authority to Carry) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Community Right to Challenge (Fire and Rescue Authorities and Rejection of Expressions of Interest) (England) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2012

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments not reported by the Merits Committee (now the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee).

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

National Health Service Trust Development Authority (Establishment and Constitution) Order 2012

23 May

28 May

National Health Service Trust Development Authority Order 2012

23 May

28 May

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary procedure

Draft Order laid before the House and referred to the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Annual Review of Local Authorities) Order 2012

10 May

 

Special Procedure Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Resolution period expires

Waiting for expiry of resolution period

   

Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011

29 November

27 May

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

Draft order under paragraph 2 referred to the Joint Committee on Human Rights

   

Draft Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Remedial) Order 2012 [28 May]

19th Report

 

Public Bodies Orders in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Orders waiting for consideration by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Courts Administration and the Public Guardian Board) Order 2012

25 June

 

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Commission for Rural Communities) Order 2012

6 July

 

Draft Orders reported from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (formerly the Merits Committee)

   

Draft Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances (Abolition) Order 2012 56th Report from the Merits Committee, Session 2010–12; 42nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, Session 2010–12; referred to a Grand Committee

2 May

28 May

Draft British Waterways Board (Transfer of Functions) Order 2012 58th Report from the Merits Committee, Session 2010–12; 43rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, Session 2010–12; First Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

24 May

 

Draft Inland Waterways Advisory Council (Abolition) Order 2012 58th Report from the Merits Committee, Session 2010–12; 43rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, Session 2010–12; First Report from the Secondary Legalisation Scrutiny Committee

24 May

 

Draft Public Bodies (Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: Abolition and Transfer of Functions) Order 2012 First Report from the Secondary Legalisation Scrutiny Committee; First Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

25 June

 

Committees 

Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords’ rooms in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheet. 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 Committees Weekly Bulletin.

Thursday 17 May

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

Monday 21 May

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment

4.00pm

Tuesday 22 May

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 23 May

   

Constitution

Select Committee

10.00am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Tuesday 29 May

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.00am

Tuesday 19 June

   

Science and Technology

Sub Committee I Higher Education in STEM subjects

3.15pm

Monday 25 June

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 10 July

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 16 May 2012 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Wakefield.

Select Committee Report

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

First Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:  
Draft Public Bodies (Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: Abolition and Transfer of Functions) Order 2012 
Draft Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Authority to Carry) Regulations 2012 
Draft Community Right to Challenge (Fire and Rescue Authorities and Rejection of Expressions of Interest) (England) Regulations 2012 
Draft Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2012. (HL Paper 6)

Public Business

2 Economy: green growth A question was asked by Baroness Worthington and answered by Lord Sassoon.

3 Eurozone A question was asked by Baroness Falkner of Margravine and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

4 Immigration: controls at airports A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Lord Henley.

5 Immigration: detention of children at Heathrow A question was asked by Lord Avebury and answered by Lord Henley.

6 Marriage (Approved Organisations) Bill [HL] Lord Harrison presented a bill to amend the law on marriage to permit the Registrar General to permit certain charitable organisations to solemnise marriages. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 17)

7 Interception of Communications (Admissibility of Evidence) Bill [HL] Lord Lloyd of Berwick presented a bill permit the introduction of intercept evidence in certain criminal proceedings; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 18)

8 Caravan Sites Bill [HL] Lord Avebury presented a bill to make provision to secure the establishment of caravan sites by local authorities in England for the use of Gypsies and Travellers. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 19)

9 Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill [HL] Lord Morris of Manchester presented a bill to establish a committee to advise on haemophilia; to make provision in relation to blood donations; to establish a scheme for NHS Compensation Cards for people who have been treated with and infected by contaminated blood or blood products; to make provision for the financial compensation of people treated with and infected by contaminated blood and blood products and their widows, dependants and carers; to establish a review of the support available for people who have been treated with and infected by contaminated blood or blood products; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 20)

10 Business of the House Lord Strathclyde moved that the one-hour time limit shall apply to the Questions for Short Debate set down for Tuesday 29 May. The motion was agreed to.

11 Deputy Chairmen of Committees The Chairman of Committees moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed as the panel of members to act as Deputy Chairmen of Committees for this session:

B Andrews 
B Anelay of St Johns 
L Bassam of Brighton 
L Bichard 
L Brougham and Vaux 
L Colwyn 
L Faulkner of Worcester 
B Fookes 
L Geddes 
B Gibson of Market Rasen

B Harris of Richmond 
L Haskel 
B Hooper 
B McIntosh of Hudnall 
B Morris of Bolton 
B Pitkeathley 
V Simon 
L Skelmersdale 
V Ullswater.

The motion was agreed to.

12 Administration and Works The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider administrative services, accommodation and works, including works relating to security, within the strategic framework and financial limits approved by the House Committee;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Chairman of Committees be appointed to the Committee:

B Anelay of St Johns 
L Bassam of Brighton  
L Brougham and Vaux 
L Cameron of Dillington 
Bp Exeter 
L Faulkner of Worcester

L Laming 
B McIntosh of Hudnall  
L Mancroft 
L Newby 
L Roper 
L Rowe-Beddoe;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time.

The motion was agreed to.

13 Communications The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the media and the creative industries and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

B Bakewell 
L Bragg 
L Clement-Jones 
B Deech 
L Dubs 
B Fookes 
L Gordon of Strathblane

L Inglewood (Chairman) 
Bp Norwich 
L Razzall 
L St John of Bletso 
E Selborne 
L Skelmersdale;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Reports of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;

That the evidence taken by the Committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

The motion was agreed to.

14 Consolidation etc. Bills The Chairman of Committees moved, in accordance with Standing Order 51, that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be appointed to join with a Committee of the Commons as the Joint Committee on Consolidation etc. Bills:

L Campbell of Alloway 
L Carswell (Chairman) 
L Christopher 
E Dundee 
L Eames 
L Janner of Braunstone

B Mallalieu 
L Methuen 
L Razzall 
L Swinfen 
L Tombs;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records.

The motion was agreed to.

15 Constitution The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee be appointed to examine the constitutional implications of all public bills coming before the House; and to keep under review the operation of the constitution;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Crickhowell 
B Falkner of Margravine 
L Goldsmith 
L Hart of Chilton 
L Irvine of Lairg 
B Jay of Paddington (Chairman)

L Lexden 
L Macdonald of River Glaven 
L Pannick 
L Powell of Bayswater 
L Renton of Mount Harry 
L Shaw of Northstead;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Reports of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;

That the evidence taken by the Committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

The motion was agreed to.

16 Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee be appointed to:

(i) report whether the provisions of any bill inappropriately delegate legislative power, or whether they subject the exercise of legislative power to an inappropriate degree of parliamentary scrutiny;

(ii) report on documents and draft orders laid before Parliament under sections 14 and 18 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006;

(iii) report on documents and draft orders laid before Parliament under or by virtue of section 7(2) of the Localism Act 2011 or under or by virtue of section 5E(2) of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004; and

(iv) perform, in respect of draft orders referred to in paragraphs (ii) and (iii) above, and in respect of subordinate provisions orders made or proposed to be made under the Regulatory Reform Act 2001, the functions performed in respect of other instruments and draft instruments by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

B Andrews 
L Blackwell 
L Butler of Brockwell 
L Carlile of Berriew 
B Gardner of Parkes

L Haskel 
L Mayhew of Twysden 
B O’Loan 
L Soley 
B Thomas of Winchester (Chairman);

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Reports of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

The motion was agreed to.

17 Economic Affairs The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider economic affairs and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Currie of Marylebone 
L Forsyth of Drumlean 
L Hollick 
B Kingsmill 
L Lawson of Blaby 
L Levene of Portsoken 
L Lipsey

L McFall of Alcluith 
L MacGregor of Pulham Market (Chairman) 
L Rowe-Beddoe 
L Shipley 
L Smith of Clifton 
L Tugendhat;

That the Committee have power to appoint a sub-committee and to refer to it any of the matters within the Committee’s terms of reference; that the Committee have power to appoint the Chairman of the sub-committee;

That the Committee have power to co-opt any member to serve on the sub-committee;

That the Committee and its sub-committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee and its sub-committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee and its sub-committee have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Reports of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

The motion was agreed to.

18 Human Rights The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee of six members be appointed to join with a Committee appointed by the Commons as the Joint Committee on Human Rights:

To consider:

(a) matters relating to human rights in the United Kingdom (but excluding consideration of individual cases);

(b) proposals for remedial orders, draft remedial orders and remedial orders made under section 10 of and laid under Schedule 2 to the Human Rights Act 1998; and

(c) in respect of draft remedial orders and remedial orders, whether the special attention of the House should be drawn to them on any of the grounds specified in Standing Order 73 (Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments);

To report to the House:

(a) in relation to any document containing proposals laid before the House under paragraph 3 of the said Schedule 2, its recommendation whether a draft order in the same terms as the proposals should be laid before the House; or

(b) in relation to any draft order laid under paragraph 2 of the said Schedule 2, its recommendation whether the draft Order should be approved;

and to have power to report to the House on any matter arising from its consideration of the said proposals or draft orders; and

To report to the House in respect of any original order laid under paragraph 4 of the said Schedule 2, its recommendation whether:

(a) the order should be approved in the form in which it was originally laid before Parliament; or

(b) the order should be replaced by a new order modifying the provisions of the original order; or

(c) the order should not be approved;

and to have power to report to the House on any matter arising from its consideration of the said order or any replacement order;

That the following members be appointed to the Committee:

B Berridge 
B Campbell of Surbiton 
L Faulks

B Kennedy of The Shaws 
L Lester of Herne Hill 
B Lister of Burtersett;

That the Committee have power to agree with the Committee appointed by the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;

That the quorum of the Committee shall be two;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Reports of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;

That the evidence taken by the Committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

The motion was agreed to.

19 Hybrid Instruments The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider hybrid instruments and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Chairman of Committees be appointed to the Committee:

L Addington 
L Campbell of Alloway 
L Grantchester 
L Harrison

L Luke 
L Quirk 
L Swinfen;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records.

The motion was agreed to.

20 Information The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider information and communications services, including the Library and the Parliamentary Archives, within the strategic framework and financial limits approved by the House Committee;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Aberdare 
L Black of Brentwood 
L Feldman 
L Haskel 
L Kirkwood of Kirkhope (Chairman) 
E Lytton 
B Massey of Darwen

L Maxton 
B Pitkeathley 
L Rennard 
L St John of Bletso 
L Selsdon 
B Stedman-Scott;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time.

The motion was agreed to.

21 Liaison The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee be appointed to advise the House on the resources required for select committee work and to allocate resources between select committees; to review the select committee work of the House; to consider requests for ad hoc committees and report to the House with recommendations; to ensure effective co-ordination between the two Houses; and to consider the availability of members to serve on committees;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Chairman of Committees be appointed to the Committee:

L Alderdice 
B Browning 
L Campbell-Savours 
B Corston 
L Fellowes 

L Laming 
L McNally 
B Royall of Blaisdon 
L Strathclyde 
V Ullswater;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time.

The motion was agreed to.

22 National Security Strategy The Chairman of Committees moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be appointed to join with a Committee of the Commons as the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy, to consider the National Security Strategy:

L Fellowes 
L Foulkes of Cumnock 
L Harris of Haringey 
L Lee of Trafford 
B Manningham-Buller

B Neville-Jones 
B Ramsay of Cartvale 
L Sterling of Plaistow 
B Taylor of Bolton 
L Waldegrave of North Hill;

That the Committee have power to agree with the Committee appointed by the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place in the United Kingdom;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the reports of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the evidence taken by the Committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

The motion was agreed to.

23 Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) The Chairman of Committees moved that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be appointed to the Board of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST):

L Haskel 
L Krebs

L Oxburgh 
L Winston.

The motion was agreed to.

24 Privileges and Conduct The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Chairman of Committees be appointed to the Committee:

B Anelay of St Johns 
L Bassam of Brighton 
L Brooke of Sutton Mandeville 
L Eames 
L Howe of Aberavon 
L Irvine of Lairg 
L Laming 
L Mackay of Clashfern

L McNally 
B Manningham-Buller 
L Newby 
B Royall of Blaisdon 
B Scotland of Asthal 
L Scott of Foscote 
L Strathclyde;

That the Committee have power to appoint sub-committees and that the Committee have power to appoint the Chairmen of sub-committees;

That the Committee have power to co-opt any member to serve on a sub-committee;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That in any claim of peerage, the Committee shall sit with three holders of high judicial office, who shall have the same speaking and voting rights as members of the Committee.

The motion was agreed to.

25 Procedure of the House The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee on Procedure of the House be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Chairman of Committees be appointed to the Committee:

B Anelay of St Johns 
L Bassam of Brighton 
L Blencathra 
L Butler of Brockwell 
L Campbell-Savours 
B D’Souza 
B Gould of Potternewton 
L Laming 
L McNally

L Newby 
L Patel 
B Royall of Blaisdon 
L Strathclyde 
B Thomas of Winchester 
L Tyler 
V Ullswater 
L Wakeham 
B Wall of New Barnet;

That the following members be appointed as alternate members:

V Craigavon 
L Filkin 
B Hamwee 

V Montgomery of Alamein 
L True

That the Committee have power to appoint sub-committees and that the Committee have power to appoint the Chairmen of sub-committees;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time.

The motion was agreed to.

26 Science and Technology The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider science and technology and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Broers 
L Cunningham of Felling 
L Dixon-Smith 
B Hilton of Eggardon 
L Krebs (Chairman)
L O’Neill of Clackmannan 
L Patel

B Perry of Southwark 
L Rees of Ludlow 
E Selborne 
B Sharp of Guildford 
L Wade of Chorlton 
L Willis of Knaresborough 
L Winston;

That the Committee have power to appoint sub-committees and that the Committee have power to appoint the Chairmen of sub-committees;

That the Committee have power to co-opt any member to serve on the Committee or a sub-committee;

That the Committee and its sub-committees have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee and its sub-committees have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee and its sub-committees have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Reports of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committees in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee or its sub-committees;

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committees shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

The motion was agreed to.

27 Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee be appointed to scrutinise secondary legislation.

(1) The Committee shall, with the exception of those instruments in paragraphs (3) and (4), scrutinise-

(a) every instrument (whether or not a statutory instrument), or draft of an instrument, which is laid before each House of Parliament and upon which proceedings may be, or might have been, taken in either House of Parliament under an Act of Parliament;

(b) every proposal which is in the form of a draft of such an instrument and is laid before each House of Parliament under an Act of Parliament,

with a view to determining whether or not the special attention of the House should be drawn to it on any of the grounds specified in paragraph (2).

(2) The grounds on which an instrument, draft or proposal may be drawn to the special attention of the House are-

(a) that it is politically or legally important or gives rise to issues of public policy likely to be of interest to the House;

(b) that it may be inappropriate in view of changed circumstances since the enactment of the parent Act;

(c) that it may inappropriately implement European Union legislation; (d) that it may imperfectly achieve its policy objectives.

(3) The exceptions are-

(a) remedial orders, and draft remedial orders, under section 10 of the Human Rights Act 1998;

(b) draft orders under sections 14 and 18 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006, and subordinate provisions orders made or proposed to be made under the Regulatory Reform Act 2001;

(c) Measures under the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919 and instruments made, and drafts of instruments to be made, under them.

(4) The Committee shall report on draft orders and documents laid before Parliament under section 11(1) of the Public Bodies Act 2011 in accordance with the procedures set out in sections 11(5) and (6). The Committee may also consider and report on any material changes in a draft order laid under section 11(8) of the Act.

(5) The Committee shall also consider such other general matters relating to the effective scrutiny of secondary legislation and arising from the performance of its functions under paragraphs (1) to (4) as the Committee considers appropriate, except matters within the orders of reference of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Bichard 
L Eames 
B Eaton 
L Goodlad (Chairman) 
B Hamwee 
L Hart of Chilton

L Methuen 
B Morris of Yardley 
L Norton of Louth 
L Plant of Highfield 
L Scott of Foscote;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Reports of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

The motion was agreed to.

28 Standing Orders (Private Bills) The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee on the Standing Orders relating to private bills be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Chairman of Committees be appointed to the Committee:

L Geddes 
B Gould of Potternewton 
L Luke 
L Naseby

L Palmer 
V Simon 
B Thomas of Walliswood;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records.

The motion was agreed to.

29 Statutory Instruments The Chairman of Committees moved, in accordance with Standing Order 73 and the resolution of the House of 16 December 1997, that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to join with a Committee of the Commons as the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments:

L Clinton-Davis 
L Geddes 
L Kennedy of Southwark 
E Mar and Kellie

L Rees-Mogg 
L Selkirk of Douglas 
B Stern;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records.

The motion was agreed to.

30 Works of Art The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee be appointed to administer the House of Lords Works of Art Collection Fund; and to consider matters relating to works of art and the artistic heritage in the House of Lords, within the strategic framework and financial limits approved by the House Committee;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Cormack 
L Crathorne 
L Harries of Pentregarth 
B Howells of St Davids 
L Luke (Chairman) 
B Maddock

L Myners 
B Rendell of Babergh 
L Roberts of Llandudno 
E Shrewsbury 
L Stevenson of Coddenham 
B Valentine;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time.

The motion was agreed to.

31 European Union The Chairman of Committees moved that a Select Committee be appointed:

(1) To consider European Union documents deposited in the House by a Minister, and other matters relating to the European Union;

The expression "European Union document" includes in particular:

(a) a document submitted by an institution of the European Union to another institution and put by either into the public domain;

(b) a draft legislative act or a proposal for amendment of such an act; and

(c) a draft decision relating to the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union under Title V of the Treaty on European Union;

The Committee may waive the requirement to deposit a document, or class of documents, by agreement with the European Scrutiny Committee of the House of Commons;

(2) To assist the House in relation to the procedure for the submission of Reasoned Opinions under Article 5 of the Treaty on European Union and the Protocol on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality;

(3) To represent the House as appropriate in interparliamentary cooperation within the European Union;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Boswell of Aynho (Chairman) 
L Bowness 
L Cameron of Dillington 
L Carter of Coles 
L Dear 
B Eccles of Moulton 
L Foulkes of Cumnock 
L Hannay of Chiswick 
L Harrison 
L Maclennan of Rogart

L Marlesford 
B O’Cathain 
L Richard 
E Sandwich 
B Scott of Needham Market 
L Teverson 
L Tomlinson 
L Trimble 
B Young of Hornsey;

That the Committee have power to appoint sub-committees and to refer to them any matters within its terms of reference; that the Committee have power to appoint the Chairmen of sub-committees, but that the sub-committees have power to appoint their own Chairmen for the purpose of particular inquiries; that the quorum of each sub-committee be two;

That the Committee have power to co-opt any member to serve on a sub-committee;

That the Committee and its sub-committees have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee and its sub-committees have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Reports of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committees in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee or its sub-committees;

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committees shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

Then, Lord Pearson of Rannoch moved, as an amendment to the original motion, after paragraph (3), insert:

"(4) To make an annual report to the House for debate on the effect of its work on the European Union’s legislative proposals and legislation."

After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then the original motion was agreed to.

32 Infrastructure Planning (Waste Water Transfer and Storage) Order 2012 Lord De Mauley, on behalf of Lord Taylor of Holbeach, moved that the draft order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

33 Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances (Abolition) Order 2012 Lord De Mauley, on behalf of Lord Taylor of Holbeach, moved that the draft order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

34 Queen’s Speech The debate on the motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty was resumed. Then Baroness Royall of Blaisdon moved, as an amendment to the original motion, at the end to insert, "but regret the failure of Your Majesty’s Government properly to address economic recovery, especially promoting growth and jobs, and the issues of general living standards and the one million young people out of work, and deplore the incoherence and the lack of vision of the measures proposed by Your Majesty’s Government for the coming Session of Parliament." After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then the debate on the original motion was again adjourned until Thursday 17 May.

The House adjourned at 11.41pm until Thursday 17 May 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 Paper

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

European Union-Headquarters Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Banking Authority.    (8363)

Public Bodies Order

The following order was laid before the House under section 11 of the Public Bodies Act 2011:

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Commission for Rural Communities) Order 2012.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Road Vehicles (Individual Approval) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Finance Act 1973.   (1271)

2 (1) Guinea-Bissau (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2012   (1301)

(2) Burma/Myanmar (Financial Restrictions) (Suspension) Regulations 2012   (1302)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 (1) Statement by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport listing items accepted in lieu of inheritance tax during 2011–12

(2) Report for the six-month period ending 31 March 2011 on the level of outstanding liabilities under the Government Indemnity Scheme

laid under the National Heritage Act 1980.

2 Report and Accounts for the period 1 April to 31 December 2011 of the Legal Services Ombudsman for England and Wales, laid under the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990.

Prepared 17th May 2012