House of Lords Business

Monday 25 June 2012 at 2.30pm

The Lord Bishop of Worcester will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Baroness Prosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans with regard to training and upskilling women workers.

*Lord Haskel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage the use of new technology in the United Kingdom through Government procurement.

*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that young people with special educational needs are appropriately supported to enter further education, higher education, training, apprenticeships and employment.

Crime and Courts Bill [HL] Committee (day 3) [Lord Henley] 2nd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 2nd Report from the Constitution Committee

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

British Waterways Board (Transfer of Functions) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 58th Report from the Merits Committee, Session 2010–12; 43rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, Session 2010–12; 1st and 4th Reports from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Inland Waterways Advisory Council (Abolition) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 58th Report from the Merits Committee, Session 2010–12; 43rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, Session 2010–12; 1st and 4th Reports from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Electoral Registration Data Schemes Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Saltaire] 2nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Determination of Turnover for Monetary Penalties) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Hill of Oareford] 2nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Broadcasting (Local Digital Television Programme Services and Independent Productions) (Amendment) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Garden of Frognal] 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Astor of Hever] 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Statutory Auditors (Amendment of Companies Act 2006 and Delegation of Functions etc.) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Wilcox] 2nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that the Grand Committee takes note of the Care Quality Commission (Registration and Membership) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/1186). [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

Future Business 

Tuesday 26 June at 2.30pm

Ms Beeban Kidron OBE will be introduced as a Baroness.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many dentists are now providing NHS dental care under the general dental services contract introduced in 2006; and what is the annual cost of the care provided and the amount generated in patient charge revenues towards funding this care.

*Lord Stern of Brentford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the outcomes at the recent Rio+20 conference and the contribution made by the United Kingdom Government.

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will respond to UNICEF’s recent report on international comparable data on child deprivation and relative child poverty.

Administration and Works The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord McAvoy be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Bassam of Brighton, resigned.

Lord Freud intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.

Public Bodies (Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: Abolition and Transfer of Functions) Order 2012 Lord Freud to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Social Security (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2012 Lord Freud to move that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.

Financial Services Bill Committee [Lord Sassoon] 4th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [HL] Committee [Baroness Wilcox] 1st Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Wednesday 27 June at 3.00pm

*Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied that all young people, both girls and boys, when they leave secondary schools in England or Wales understand what their responsibilities will be if they become parents.

*Lord Loomba to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support widows who live in poverty in developing countries. [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Founder, Chairman Trustee, Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba Memorial Foundation

*Lord Tunnicliffe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the levels of discrimination against serving and former members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.

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

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Crime and Courts Bill [HL] will continue.

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Civil Aviation Bill Committee [Earl Attlee] 4th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Thursday 28 June at 11.00am

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they remain of the opinion that their deficit reduction plan has been the right policy for the United Kingdom; and, if so, why.

*Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government what level of financial or other form of support they are providing for Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30 June.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they provide to help small and medium sized enterprises which export their products and services to acquire foreign language expertise.

Lord Cormack to move that this House takes note of the future of English cathedrals. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Lord Addington to move that this House takes note of accessible education and training for those with hidden disabilities such as dyslexia and autism. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to provide support for people with dementia. (1½ hours)

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [HL] will continue at 2.00pm in the Moses Room and that it will conclude.

Friday 29 June at 10.00am

House of Lords (Cessation of Membership) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Steel of Aikwood]

Smoke-free Private Vehicles Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Ribeiro]

Monday 2 July at 2.30pm

*Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reductions in Civil Service numbers and training budgets, and the closure of the National School of Government, what steps they are taking to ensure that civil servants receive the necessary training and development to provide high-quality policy advice to ministers.

*Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress the National Offender Management Service prisoner co-ordination group is making in preparing individual release plans for those serving Indeterminate Sentences for Public Protection.

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to improve the flow of road traffic in the United Kingdom.

*Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the definition of an exceptional case needing surgical and medical care through the National Health Service, and who makes the decision.

†Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Devolution of Policing and Justice Functions) Order 2012 Earl Attlee to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Lord McNally intends to move the following four motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

†Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2012 Lord McNally to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) Order 2012 Lord McNally to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Public Bodies (Abolition of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Courts Administration and the Public Guardian Board) Order 2012 Lord McNally to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Public Bodies (Abolition of Crown Court Rule Committee and Magistrates’ Courts Rule Committee) Order 2012 Lord McNally to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Tuesday 3 July at 2.30pm

*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to make changes to the formula governing levels of NHS spending in the different NHS regions in England.

*Lord Gavron to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose any action to assist first-time property buyers following the publication of the English Housing Survey Headline Report 2010–11 on 9 February showing that the level of owner-occupation in England has fallen to its lowest level since 1988.

*Lord Hannay of Chiswick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the benefits to the United Kingdom of ceasing to classify foreign university students as economic migrants.

Lord Henley intends to move the following four motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Functions of Returning Officers) Regulations 2012 Lord Henley to move that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012 Lord Henley to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Authority to Carry) Regulations 2012 Lord Henley to move that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.

Police and Crime Panels (Modification of Functions) Regulations 2012 Lord Henley to move that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.

Wednesday 4 July at 3.00pm

*Lord Low of Dalston to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the success of their economic policies.

*Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many uninsured vehicles are in regular use on United Kingdom roads, and what action they are taking to reduce that number.

*Lord St John of Bletso to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures to address the increase in elephant poaching and the illegal sale of ivory to the Far East they plan to support at the Standing Committee meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species on 23 July.

Thursday 5 July at 11.00am

*Lord Whitty to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reconsider their decision to transfer responsibility for media, broadcasting, digital, telecommunications and oversight of Ofcom from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

*Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to create a representative body to replace the Women’s National Commission, which was abolished in 2010.

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what evaluation they have made of the impact on universities of the removal of the zero rate of VAT for alterations to protected buildings.

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

Monday 9 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the impact of restrictions on leafleting under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 on cultural and community events.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their intentions regarding the future of Passport Personal Interview Offices.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they next intend to discuss the plans for a full fiscal, monetary and banking union for the eurozone at forthcoming meetings of the European Union Economic and Financial Affairs Council and the General Affairs Council.

*Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect to be in compliance with European Council Directive 2010/64/EU, on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings, by the agreed implementation date of 27 October 2013.

Tuesday 10 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what data they have on, or what best estimate they can give of, the extent to which the consumption of sugar will contribute to the substantial increase predicted in the incidence of diabetes in England and Wales.

*Lord Bilston to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to mark the 150th anniversary of the Club and Institute Union.

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to reduce the number of mothers imprisoned with their infants in England and Wales.

Wednesday 11 July at 3.00pm

*Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making on implementing the recommendations from the Farming Regulation Task Force report.

*Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to harmonise British time with that of the United Kingdom’s main European trading partners.

*Baroness Pitkeathley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to address the issue of the health of carers in the light of the report In Sickness and in Health, published on 18 June.

Thursday 12 July at 11.00am

Professor Alexander Trees will be introduced as a Baron.

*The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to develop separate treatment programmes for those suffering from acute symptoms of addiction to and withdrawal from legally prescribed drugs, distinct from programmes for illegal drug addiction.

*Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on authors of a copyright exemption for schools; and whether they plan to put in place any safeguards to protect authors’ incomes.

*Lord Elton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to reduce unemployment in Wales.

Monday 16 July at 2.30pm

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to create 450,000 additional primary school places across England before the next general election.

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what lessons they are learning from the introduction of "one-stop shops" for public services in Georgia.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been their response to incursions into the British sovereign waters off Gibraltar by the Spanish Guardia Civil.

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will propose within the United Nations that steps be taken to apply the Olympic Truce in Syria during at least the period of the 2012 Games, and if possible for the traditional 100 days.

Tuesday 17 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to prevent primary care trusts inappropriately restricting access to patient treatments. [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

*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report How mental illness loses out in the NHS, published by the London School of Economics and Political Science on 18 June.

*Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will announce their plans for sustainably funding adult social care.

†Wednesday 18 July at 3.00pm

†*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with insurance companies to ensure that affordable flood insurance is available for householders in areas considered to be at risk.

†*Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage demand to promote growth in the United Kingdom economy.

†*Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the final cost to public funds of the referendum on the alternative vote, including central government costs, local authority costs met by the Consolidated Fund, and costs met by the Electoral Commission.

†Thursday 19 July at 11.00am

†*Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that mutineers in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo have received assistance from foreign military officials.

†*Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote changing the roles of health workers in the National Health Service to improve access and quality, and reduce costs.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 3 July for debate on 19 July. Time limit 2½ hours.

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 Arab 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.

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 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.

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.

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 Boateng to move that this House takes note of the report by Scope Over-looked Communities, Over-due Change, on disability services for people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Lord Lucas to move that this House takes note of the place of trust in society.

The Lord Bishop of Chester to move that this House takes note of child development in the United Kingdom and its bearing on national wellbeing.

Lord McColl of Dulwich to move that this House takes note of the rate of obesity in the United Kingdom.

Lord Norton of Louth to move that this House takes note of the case for the appointment of a Constitutional Convention in the United Kingdom.

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to move that this House takes note of progress towards the successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals.

The Earl of Listowel to move that this House takes note of the case for ensuring a consistent standard of service for looked-after children, and in particular of the Government’s response to changes in residential childcare, in the light of recent child protection failures.

Lord Avebury to move that this House takes note of the role and performance of the UK Border Agency.

Lord Donoughue to move that this House takes note of public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom.

Lord MacKenzie of Culkein to move that this House takes note of the case for the professional development, regulation and training of health and social care staff to ensure improvements in the quality and standards of care across the National Health Service and social care service.

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

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 The role and functions of departmental Chief Scientific Advisers (4th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 264). 29 February 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

Lord Teverson to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU: Sudan and South Sudan - follow-up report (28th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 280). 22 March 2012

Lord Hannay of Chiswick to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU Drugs Strategy (26th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 270). 16 March 2012

Baroness Young of Hornsey to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The Modernisation of Higher Education in Europe (27th Report, Session 2010-12, HL Paper 275). 22 March 2012

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on its work in 2010–12 (1st Report, HL Paper 13). 7 June 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.

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 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 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)

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have a long-term strategy for the arts and cultural sector; and, if so, what that strategy is. (17 May)

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of homosexual men and women in the developing world. (17 May)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of major retailers’ practice of threatening civil recovery against those accused of low-value shoplifting following the judgment in Oxford County Court on 9 May in the test case of A Retailer v Ms B and Ms K. (22 May)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and what assessment they have made of the capacity of the CQC to deliver on those priorities. (24 May) [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

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure access to good advice for people with small pension funds, and to maximise their retirement income. (28 May)

Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the findings and recommendations contained in the WRVS report into Ageing Across Europe, published in May. (29 May)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their objectives for the successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals. (29 May)

The Lord Bishop of Guildford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for promoting freedom of religion and conscience internationally as a fundamental human right and as a source of stability for all countries. (11 June)

The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in securing reconciliation in Afghanistan and between Afghanistan and its neighbours. (11 June)

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the United Kingdom’s relationship with Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus. (11 June) [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
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The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of multinational companies’ financial practices and the United Kingdom’s tax policies on developing countries. (12 June)

Lord Freeman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future role of Her Majesty’s Reserve Forces. (12 June)

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in negotiations within the European Union on regulating the export of live horses for slaughter. (14 June)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 21 June and due for answer by 5 July.

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will press for European support for Spanish banks to be provided through the European Stability Mechanism rather than through the European Financial Stability Facility.   HL988

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the 2010 calendar year, what was the split of the total imports of goods from outside the European Union, between (1) industrial goods, and (2) processed and unprocessed agricultural and fish products; and what were the corresponding aggregate gross (before handling charge) values of the Common External Tariff charged by HM Revenue and Customs on (a) industrial goods, and (b) processed and unprocessed agricultural and fish products.   HL989

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the 2010 calendar year, what was the aggregate value of imports of goods from outside the European Union on which HM Revenue and Customs charged a positive Common External Tariff (CET); and what was the corresponding aggregate value of the CET so charged.   HL990

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the 2010 calendar year, what was the aggregate value of imports of goods from outside the European Union on which HM Revenue and Customs effectively charged zero Common External Tariff (CET), whether this was because the product in question was not liable to CET or because it was zero-rated.   HL991

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making on delivering sustainable food procurement in the public sector.   HL992

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review competition policy to ensure that it supports retail diversity and entry to markets for new food businesses.   HL993

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions ministers have had with large retailers on provision of local food in stores.   HL994

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as part of their review of planning guidance, they will consider new guidance to provide stronger support for a sustainable food system.
   HL995

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support and guidance they are providing to local authorities to help them deliver food strategies.   HL996

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 17 May (WA 12–5), what discussions the Department of Health has held with the Department for Communities and Local Government on reducing the number of hospital admissions for electric shock; and whether there are any plans currently to change the Accident and Emergency admissions reporting system.   HL997

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they have sought as to whether the Intelligence and Security Committee can be constituted as a select committee of Parliament; and whether they will publish this advice.   HL998

Baroness Brinton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many 18 to 21 year olds are employed in the public sector (1) full time, and (2) part time.   HL999

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have evaluated the regulated pathfunders in Leicestershire and Greater Birmingham on the delivery of local regulations; and what their conclusions are.   HL1000

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Israel about video footage captured by B’Tselem of violence in the West Bank involving settlers in the presence of Israel Defense Forces soldiers on 19 May.   HL1001

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made or will make to the government of Uzbekistan about its stated intention of ending compulsory child labour in the cotton harvest; and whether observers from the International Labour Organisation will have access to the 2012 cotton harvest.   HL1002

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are making representations to the government of Uzbekistan about freedom of expression on the internet.   HL1003

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to protect human rights campaigners in Uzbekistan, including Elena Urlaeva and Tatiana Dovlatova.   HL1004

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the threat posed to the health of children and pregnant mothers in Gaza by the contamination of the water supply with nitrate, due to restrictions on the import of sanitation equipment caused by the ongoing blockade by Israel, in the light of the recent report by Medical Aid to Palestinians and Save the Children Fund.
   HL1005

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are considering to assist in bringing an end to the Gaza blockade, in line with their commitment to human rights and international law.   HL1006

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the blockade on the prospects for the long-term future of the Gazan fishing industry.   HL1007

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the value for money of the aid they provide to the Occupied Palestinian Territories.   HL1008

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of Gazan fishermen, and the patrol boats sent to monitor their safety, by the Israeli Navy; and what mechanisms exist in international law to ensure their protection.   HL1009

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the alleged arson attack by Israeli settlers on the Zaid Bin Hareth Mosque on 19 June, what discussions they will hold with the government of Israel concerning the role of the Israel Defense Forces in preventing crimes by settlers.
   HL1010

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much National Lottery or Government funding is expected to be spent (1) in total, and (2) on a per capita basis, in support of events forming part of the London Festival 2012 in each of the eight events categories described in the official guide.
   HL1011

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

17 May (31 May)

HL273 Lord Clement-Jones [DCMS]

HL281 Lord Ashcroft [CO]

HL307 Lord Laird [CO]

21 May (6 June)

HL315 Lord Beecham [DfE]

23 May (8 June)

HL421 Lord Norton of Louth [CO]

HL434 Lord Storey [DfE]

28 May (13 June)

HL488 Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne [DfE]

HL523 Lord Norton of Louth [CO]

HL533 Baroness Coussins [DfE]

29 May (14 June)

HL555 Lord Laird [DfE]

HL587 Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne [DfE]

HL588 Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne [DfE]

HL593 Lord Hoyle [DfE]

HL594 Lord Hoyle [DfE]

HL595 Lord Hoyle [DfE]

HL596 Lord Hoyle [DfE]

HL597 Lord Hoyle [DfE]

HL598 Lord Hoyle [DfE]

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

[CO] 4

[DCMS] 1

[DfE] 13

     

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

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

29 June

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

 

House of Lords (Cessation of Membership) [HL]

Private Member’s

29 June

Higher Education (Fees) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Electric Personal Vehicles (Use on Highways) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Referendum (European Union) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Hereditary Peerages (Succession) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Membership of the House of Lords (Elections) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Parliamentary Elections [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Committed to a Special Public Bill Committee

   

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

Government

10 July

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Groceries Code Adjudicator [HL]

Government

26 June

Local Government Finance

Government

 

Civil Aviation

Government

27 June

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Crime and Courts [HL]

Government

25 June

Financial Services

Government

26 June

Justice and Security [HL]

Government

 

Waiting for Report

   

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

Government

27 June

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 Community Interest Company (Amendment) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2012

   

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Equality Act 2010 (Age Exceptions) Order 2012

   

Draft Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2012

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Electoral Registration Data Schemes Order 2012

 

25 June

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

 

25 June

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

 

25 June

Draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2012

 

25 June

Draft Broadcasting (Local Digital Television Programme Services and Independent Productions) (Amendment) Order 2012

 

25 June

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

   

Draft Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

   

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

3rd and 4th Reports

 

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

3rd Report

 

Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012

3rd Report

 

Fishing Boats (Satellite-Tracking Devices and Electronic Reporting) (England) Scheme 2012

   

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

   

Draft Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Designation of Features (Appeals) (England) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Education (Amendment of the Curriculum Requirements for Fourth Key Stage) (England) Order 2012

   

Draft Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Devolution of Policing and Justice Functions) Order 2012

   

Draft Police and Crime Panels (Modification of Functions) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Green Deal (Qualifying Energy Improvements) Order 2012

   

Draft Green Deal Framework (Disclosure, Acknowledgment, Redress etc.) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Green Deal (Energy Efficiency Improvements) Order 2012

   

Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) Order 2012

   

Negative Instruments 

Instrument reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee.

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

4th Report

   

Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2012

11 July

 
 

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee.

Care Quality Commission (Registration and Membership) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

29 June

25 June

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary procedure

Draft Order reported from the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee

   

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

10 May

Affirmative

Special Procedure Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

 

Referred to a Joint Committee

   

Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011

29 November 2011

 

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 reported by the Joint Committee on Human Rights

   

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

19th Report, Session 2010–12; 1st Report

 

Public Bodies Orders 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Orders reported from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Draft Public Bodies (Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: Abolition and Transfer of Functions) Order 2012 1st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee; 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

25 June

 

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Courts Administration and the Public Guardian Board) Order 2012 2nd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee; 2nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

5 July

 

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Commission for Rural Communities) Order 2012 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee; 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

11 July

 

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Crown Court Rule Committee and Magistrates’ Courts Rule Committee) Order 2012 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee; 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

12 July

 

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Environment Protection Advisory Committees) Order 2012 4th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee; 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

16 July

 

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Regional and Local Fisheries Advisory Committees) Order 2012 4th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee; 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

16 July

 

Draft Orders reported from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (formerly the Merits Committee) under the enhanced affirmative procedure

   

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; 1st and 4th Reports from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, referred to a Grand Committee

17 June

25 June

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; 1st and 4th Reports from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, referred to a Grand Committee

17 June

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.

Monday 25 June

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment

4.00pm

Tuesday 26 June

   

Adoption

Select Committee

10.00am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Science and Technology

Sub-Committee I Higher Education in STEM subjects

3.15pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 27 June

   

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.30am

European Union

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

11.00am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Thursday 28 June

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

Public Service Provision

Select Committee

10.30am

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Monday 2 July

   

Procedure of the House

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Tuesday 3 July

   

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 4 July

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Tuesday 10 July

   

Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [HL]

Special Public Bill Committee

4.00pm

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Audit

Domestic Committee

5.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 21 June 2012 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Exeter.

1 Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to the following members of the House for the remainder of this Parliament:

Lord Briggs

Lord Thomas of Macclesfield.

Public Business

2 Broadband: 4G mobile A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Baroness Garden of Frognal.

3 House of Lords: reform A question was asked by Lord Lee of Trafford and answered by Lord Strathclyde.

4 House of Lords: behaviour in the Chamber A question was asked by Lord Addington and answered by Lord Strathclyde.

5 United Kingdom: oil refinery capacity A question was asked by Baroness Smith of Basildon and answered by Baroness Stowell of Beeston.

6 Business of the House Lord Strathclyde moved that the debates on the motions in the names of Baroness Scott of Needham Market and Baroness Kramer set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours. The motion was agreed to.

7 Voluntary sector and social enterprise (2½-hour debate) Baroness Scott of Needham Market moved that this House takes note of the role of the voluntary sector and social enterprise. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

8 Communications Data Bill A message was brought from the Commons that they concur with the resolution of this House of 28 May relating to a Joint Committee to consider the draft Communications Data Bill presented to both Houses on 14 June and that they have made the following orders:

That a Select Committee of six Members be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords to consider the draft Communications Data Bill;

That the Committee should report by 30 November 2012;

That the Committee shall have power-  
(i) to send for persons, papers and records, 
(ii) to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, 
(iii) to report from time to time, 
(iv) to appoint specialist advisers, and 
(v) to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom.

9 Economy: growth (2½-hour debate) Baroness Kramer moved that this House takes note of the importance of the Government’s growth strategy for the United Kingdom economy. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 6.56pm until Monday 25 June at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Paper

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

Departmental Performance-Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.    (-)

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution:

1 Draft Equality Act 2010 (Age Exceptions) Order 2012, laid under the Equality Act 2010.

2 Draft Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2012, laid under the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Local Justice Areas (No. 2) Order 2012, laid under the Courts Act 2003.   (1555)

2 Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) (Amendment) Order 2012, laid under the Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Act 2004.   (1573)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Crown’s Nominee, laid under the Treasury Solicitor Act 1876.

2 Report and Accounts for the period 1 April 2011 to 20 January 2012 of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, laid under the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (Dissolution) Order 2012.

3 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Consumer Council for Water, laid under the Water Industry Act 1991.

4 Report and Accounts for 2010–11 of the Sea Fish Industry Authority, laid under the Fisheries Act 1981.

5 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Ordnance Survey, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973.

6 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Appointments Commission, laid under the Health Act 2006.

7 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Public Works Loan Board, laid under the National Loans Act 1968.

Prepared 22nd June 2012