House of Lords Business

Friday 13 July 2012 at 10.00am

†House of Lords (Cessation of Membership) Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Steel of Aikwood]

Lord Steel of Aikwood to move that the order of commitment be discharged.

Lord Howell of Guildford to move that this House takes note of recent developments in the Middle East.

Future Business 

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.

†Legislative Reform (Annual Review of Local Authorities) Order 2012 Baroness Garden of Frognal to move that the draft Legislative Reform Order laid before the House on 10 May be approved. 1st Report from the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 12 July

†Further Education Institutions and 16 to 19 Academies (Specification and Disposal of Articles) Regulations 2012 Baroness Wilcox to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 24 May be approved. 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 12 July

†Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Authority to Carry) Regulations 2012 Lord Henley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 30 April be approved. 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 12 July

Smoke-free Private Vehicles Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Ribeiro] 5th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

†Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill Second Reading (and remaining stages) [Lord Sassoon] (Money Bill)

Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [HL] Report [Baroness Wilcox]

†Finance Bill Second Reading (and remaining stages) [Lord Sassoon]

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Local Government Finance Bill Committee (day 4) [Baroness Hanham]

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn on Friday 13 July at 1pm.

†Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 12 June be approved. 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 12 July

Justice and Security Bill [HL] Committee (day 3) [Lord Wallace of Tankerness] 3rd and 4th Reports from the Constitution Committee, 5th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Baroness Hughes of Stretford to move that this House regrets that the Education (Exemption from School Inspection) (England) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/1293) are both unnecessary and counterproductive as they would undermine the principle of all public services being inspected on a regular basis; undermine the professional oversight that is an essential part of good school governance; and run the risk of damaging children in cases where schools that have not been inspected then go into decline. (Dinner break business)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Designation of Features (Appeals) (England) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Public Bodies (Abolition of Environment Protection Advisory Committees) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 4th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee; 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Public Bodies (Abolition of Regional and Local Fisheries Advisory Committees) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 4th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee; 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Sassoon] 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Equality Act 2010 (Age Exceptions) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Verma] 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

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.

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to enable more children in care to secure places at boarding schools in both the maintained and independent sectors.

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

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Controlled Activity and Prescribed Criteria) Regulations 2012 Lord Henley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14 May be approved. 2nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 13 June

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012 Lord Henley to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 May be approved. 2nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 13 June

†Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Functions of Returning Officers) Regulations 2012 Lord Henley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 May be approved. 2nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 12 July

†Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012 Lord Henley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 May be approved. 2nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 12 July

†Police and Crime Panels (Modification of Functions) Regulations 2012 Lord Henley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 11 June be approved. 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 12 July

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

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Devolution of Policing and Justice Functions) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Attlee] 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord McNally] 2nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord McNally] 2nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 3rd and 4th Reports from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committees

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

Public Bodies (Abolition of Crown Court Rule Committee and Magistrates’ Courts Rule Committee) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord McNally] 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee; 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord De Mauley] 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Community Interest Company (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord De Mauley] 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord De Mauley] 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

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 and skills mix of health workers in the National Health Service to improve access and quality, and reduce costs.

*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.

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. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Lord Avebury to move that this House takes note of the role and performance of the UK Border Agency. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

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).

Lord Bach to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy towards the future funding and future expansion of the British Council. (1½ hours)

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Local Government Finance Bill will continue at 2.00pm in the Moses Room and that it will conclude.

Monday 23 July at 2.30pm

*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent report by Medical Aid to Palestinians and Save the Children on the health of children and pregnant women in Gaza.

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their aviation policy.

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to celebrate in 2013 the bicentenary of the birth of David Livingstone.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce a transparent scheme, similar to the Deposit Protection Scheme for tenants, to protect monies paid by leaseholders and held by managing agents.

Tuesday 24 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Chancellor of the Exchequer will be amending his deficit reduction plan.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent escalation of violence in Nigeria.

*Lord Lloyd of Berwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the Chilcot committee to report on the admissibility of intercept evidence.

Procedure of the House The Chairman of Committees to move that the 1st Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 25) be agreed to.

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

†Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Lord Freud to move that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Automatic Enrolment) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2012 Lord Freud to move that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Child Support Maintenance Calculation Regulations 2012 Lord Freud to move that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Child Support Maintenance (Changes to Basic Rate Calculation and Minimum Amount of Liability) Regulations 2012 Lord Freud to move that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.

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 laid before the House on 23 April be approved. 1st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee; 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 12 July

†Social Security (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2012 Lord Freud to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14 May be approved. 2nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 12 July

Wednesday 25 July at 11.00am

*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are introducing to deal with tax avoidance.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to ensure effective treatment of diabetes in minority ethnic communities.

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the present number of inmates in the Military Corrective Training Centre; and what is the average percentage of inmates who are successfully returned to their units on completion of sentence.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 1 October for debate on 11 October. Time limit 2½ hours.

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.

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.

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

Lord Maclennan of Rogart to move that this House takes note of a potential break-up of the United Kingdom and of the case for considering an alternative constitutional settlement.

Baroness Taylor of Bolton to move that this House takes note of the role of the examination system in the education of school-age pupils.

Lord Warner to move that this House takes note of changes to funding for adult social care and the implications for the National Health Service.

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to move that this House takes note of the role played by local authorities in supporting the arts, media and culture.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to move that this House takes note of the development of credit unions in the United Kingdom.

Lord Rea to move that this House takes note of the report of the Royal Society People and the Planet.

Baroness Hooper to move that this House takes note of the centenary of the Scott Expedition to Antarctica and of the United Kingdom’s enduring scientific legacy and ongoing presence there.

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to move that this House takes note of cultural education, in the light of the independent review by Darren Henley, Cultural Education in England.

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to move that this House takes note of the social foundations of wage policy.

Lord Filkin to move that this House takes note of the working practices of an effective second chamber.

Baroness Buscombe to move that this House takes note of suicide as a cause of premature death and notes the roles of community groups, voluntary organisations, charities and faith groups in working with statutory agencies and families to support people at risk of suicide.

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

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

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

Lord Carter of Coles to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on An Indispensable Resource: EU Freshwater Policy (33rd Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 296). 2 May 2012

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee on Strengthened Statutory Procedures for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation (3rd Report, HL Paper 19). 5 July 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.

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

Baroness Butler-Sloss to move that this House takes note of the Adoption Agencies (Panel and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/1410).

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

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 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 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)

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.
Chairman, Advisory Board, European Azerbaijan Society
Category 3: Clients
My employment with the European Azerbaijan Society includes giving public affairs advice

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 Carlile of Berriew to ask Her Majesty’s Government what opportunities for re-training for prisoners will be provided by the newly developed policies for work in prisons; and how such work programmes will be commissioned. (2 July)

Questions for Written Answer 

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

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, under the provisions of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, clinical commissioning groups will be required to use local expertise in secondary care to inform the commissioning of NHS services at the local level.   HL1562

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many abortions have been performed under the provisions of the Abortion Act 1967 (as amended by section 37 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990) to the latest date available; and how many of those abortions were to save the life of the pregnant woman.   HL1563

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what (1) statutory instruments, (2) departmental circulars, and (3) other documents they have published since May 2010 consequent on the provisions of the Abortion Act 1967.   HL1564

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they oppose the introduction of assisted dying; and whether they will support a free vote on the issue in both Houses of Parliament. 
   HL1565

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, out of the number of checks undertaken as part of the passport application assessment process in 2010–11, (1) how many countersignatories were contacted to confirm their identity, (2) how many countersignatories were found to be fraudulent, and (3) how many applicants were asked to resubmit a passport application due to their choice of countersignatory. 
   HL1566

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 9 July (WA 201), how many incidents, arrests and prosecutions involving the illegal use of firearms there have been in Merseyside during the last five years.   HL1567

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to encourage parents and guardians to register their children as eligible for free school meals so as to ensure schools receive their maximum pupil premium allocation.   HL1568

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to eradicate all examples of modern-day slavery.   HL1569

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they did not reply to the letter from the Chairman of the House of Lords European Union Committee dated 20 June, requesting a response to the Committee’s conclusion that "If, as is likely, the Directive creating a Euro area Financial Transaction Tax equates the UK with third countries, there would still be very significant effects on the UK financial sector", in time for the debate in the House on 11 July.   HL1570

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of what impact the proposal of the Office of Rail Regulation to increase charges for carrying iron ore by rail will have on the future prospects of the steel industry in Scunthorpe.   HL1571

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding has been provided to or from the Department for Transport by or for each of the rail passenger franchises, and Network Rail, during the last financial year.   HL1572

Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on the use of unmanned armed drones outside Afghanistan against terrorist suspects.   HL1573

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what evidence the Prime Minister’s spokesperson based his statement, reported in The Guardian on Tuesday 10 April, that some wealthy individuals were avoiding paying tax by donating money to charities that did not "in all cases do a great amount of charitable work".   HL1574

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to remove administrative and legal obstacles to water companies investing in water management schemes located in national parks.   HL1575

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Strathclyde on 9 July (WA 212), whether ministers receive a briefing on the implications of the Pepper v Hart judgment for the interpretation of legislation before they introduce a bill in Parliament; and, if so, of what does that briefing consist.   HL1576

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the level of funding they have allocated to addressing cycling blackspots is sufficient, based on the number of applications for funding they have received.   HL1577

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for funding to address cycling blackspots in areas outside of London.   HL1578

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider applications for funding to address cycling blackspots from councils who do not have the resources to match the funding.  HL1579

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 3 July (WA 142), what assessment they have made of the burden that the carrying of disposable breathalysers would place on motorists.   HL1580

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 3 July (WA 142), whether they have consulted the police on their views on disposable breathalysers.   HL1581

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Office of Rail Regulation about increasing the freight rates on haulage of coal.   HL1582

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether decisions have been made on how claimants for universal credit will have their official documentation verified as part of the claims process.   HL1583

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to bring into force the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010.   HL1584

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government in which countries and regions servicemen and women of HM armed forces are stationed; and in what numbers.   HL1585

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the comments by the Director General of the CBI on 12 July regarding their growth plan.   HL1586

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 28 May (WA 111), what was the breakdown of the grant allocated to each developer from (1) the National Affordable Housing Programme (2008–11), and (2) the Affordable Homes Programme (2011–15).   HL1587

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding from the 2011–15 Affordable Homes Programme has been made available to (1) Circle Anglia, (2) East Thames Housing Group, (3) Genesis Housing Association, (4) Metropolitan Housing Trust, (5) One Housing Group, and (6) Swan Housing in London; and how many new (a) affordable rent properties, and (b) low-cost home ownership properties will be built by each as a result.   HL1588

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what formula was used to determine the £14 million reduction in the level of historic debt to be redeemed prior to the introduction of Housing Revenue Account self-financing in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets between the consultation paper in 2010 and the final determination in 2012.   HL1589

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what level of Right to Buy sales were assumed in the calculation of the level of debt allocated to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets under Housing Revenue Account self-financing.   HL1590

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they are limiting the level of Right to Buy capital receipts used in the development of new council housing to 30 per cent of development costs; and whether they will allow local authorities to utilise General Fund and Housing Revenue Account Reserves to supplement that capital funding.   HL1591

Baroness Morgan of Drefelin to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the introduction of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) time-limiting, what progress they have made with the commitment to introduce a light-touch assessment for ESA for cancer patients awaiting, undergoing and recovering from treatment to ensure more cancer patients are placed in the support group; and when they hope to put these changes in place.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chief Executive, Breast Cancer Campaign (registered charity)
 HL1592

Baroness Morgan of Drefelin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any assessment of how many cancer patients have lost benefits, because of time-limiting of Employment and Support Allowance.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chief Executive, Breast Cancer Campaign (registered charity)
 HL1593

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total amount spent in each of the last five years on publicising and explaining in the United Kingdom the roles and functions of NATO.   HL1594

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the UK financial contribution has been in each of the last five years to the Civil Budget of NATO.   HL1595

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total number of people in the UK delegation to NATO; and how this has changed over the past five years.   HL1596

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any information about the number of UK citizens serving in the international staff of NATO.   HL1597

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated date of completion of the new NATO headquarters building; and what has been the UK contribution to its cost.   HL1598

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

17 May (31 May)

HL307 Lord Laird [CO]

28 May (13 June)

HL488 Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne [DfE]

20 June (4 July)

HL959 Lord Adonis [DfE]

HL986 Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts [HO]

25 June (9 July)

HL1081 Lord Alton of Liverpool [DfE]

HL1106 Lord Harrison [DfE]

26 June (10 July)

HL1134 Baroness Tonge [MoJ]

HL1135 Baroness Tonge [MoJ]

HL1136 Baroness Coussins [DfE]

28 June (12 July)

HL1189 Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead [FCO]

HL1190 Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead [FCO]

HL1196 Lord Condon [DfE]

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

[CO] 1

[DfE] 6

[FCO] 2

[HO] 1

[MoJ] 2

 

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (Money Bill-5 July)

Government

16 July

Finance (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

16 July

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

 

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

 

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

Private Member’s

 

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

 

Social Care Portability [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Electoral Registration and Administration

Government

 

Committed to a Special Public Bill Committee

   

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

Government

24 July

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Local Government Finance

Government

16 July

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Crime and Courts [HL]

Government

 

Financial Services

Government

18 July

Justice and Security [HL]

Government

17 July

House of Lords (Cessation of Membership) [HL]

Private Member’s

13 July

Smoke-free Private Vehicles [HL]

Private Member’s

16 July

Caravan Sites [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Groceries Code Adjudicator [HL]

Government

16 July

Civil Aviation

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

City of London (Various Powers) [HL]

Private

 

Sent to the Commons

   

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

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 Official Secrets Act 1989 (Prescription) (Amendment) Order 2012

   

Draft Forestry Commissioners (Climate Change Functions) (Scotland) Order 2012 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2012

   

Draft Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

18 July

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

3rd and 4th Reports

18 July

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

 

18 July

Draft Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) Regulations 2012

   

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

   

Draft Green Deal (Qualifying Energy Improvements) Order 2012

5th Report

 

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

5th Report

 

Draft Green Deal (Energy Efficiency Improvements) Order 2012

5th Report

 

Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2012

5th Report

 

Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) Order 2012

5th Report

 

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

 

17 July

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

 

17 July

Draft Equality Act 2010 (Age Exceptions) Order 2012

 

17 July

Draft Community Interest Company (Amendment) Regulations 2012

 

18 July

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2012

 

18 July

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

 

18 July

Draft Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012

7th Report

 

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

18 July

Draft Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012

 

18 July

Draft Social Security (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2012

 

18 July

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

 

17 July

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

 

16 July

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

3rd Report

18 July

Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012

3rd Report

18 July

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

 

18 July

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

 

16 July

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Online Infringement of Copyright (Initial Obligations) (Sharing of Costs) Order 2012

7th Report

 

Draft Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012

7th Report

 

Draft Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012

   

Draft Victims of Overseas Terrorism Compensation Scheme 2012

   

Draft Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Automatic Enrolment) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Child Support Maintenance Calculation Regulations 2012

   

Draft Child Support Maintenance (Changes to Basic Rate Calculation and Minimum Amount of Liability) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Late Night Levy (Application and Administration) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Electricity and Gas (Smart Meters Licensable Activity) Order 2012

   

Draft Jobseeker’s Allowance (Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments 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

 

5th Report

   

Feed-in Tariffs (Specified Maximum Capacity and Functions) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2012

19 July

 

6th Report

   

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 194)

22 July

 

7th Report

   

Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012

14 September

 

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee.

     

Education (Exemption from School Inspection) (England) Regulations 2012

8 July

17 July

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

To be considered

Draft Order reported from the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee and considered in a Grand Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Annual Review of Local Authorities) Order 2012 1st Report

10 May

16 July

Special Procedure Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

To be considered

Referred to a Joint Committee

   

Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011

29 November 2011

 

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; considered in Grand Committee

25 June

24 July

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; referred to a Grand Committee

5 July

18 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; referred to a Grand Committee

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; referred to a Grand Committee

12 July

18 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; referred to a Grand Committee

16 July

17 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; referred to a Grand Committee

16 July

17 July

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 16 July

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment

4.00pm

Tuesday 17 July

   

Adoption

Select Committee

10.00am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

10.15am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Draft Communications Data Bill

Joint Committee

2.30pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 18 July

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.30am

European Union

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

10.30am

Constitution

Select Committee

2.30pm

Thursday 19 July

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Select Committee

10.30am

Monday 23 July

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

11.00am
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 24 July

   

Information

Domestic Committee

2.00pm

Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [HL]

Special Public Bill Committee

3.30pm
in the Moses Room

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 12 July 2012 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.

1 Lord Trees Alexander John Trees, Esquire, having been created Baron Trees, of The Ross in Perth and Kinross, for life by Letters Patent dated 3 July 2012, was introduced between Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior and Lord Owen, made and subscribed the solemn affirmation and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2 House of Lords Resource Accounts 2011–2012 The Resource Accounts for the year 2011–2012 were laid before the House and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 35)

Private Business

3 City of London (Various Powers) Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees informed the House that, in accordance with Private Business Standing Order 150B (Revival of Bills), the bill had been deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments together with the declaration of the agent. The bill was presented and read a first time. It was then deemed to have been read a second time and reported from the Unopposed Bill Committee.

4 London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill [HL] A message was brought from the Commons that they have made the following order:

That the promoters of the London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill [HL], which was originally introduced in this House in Session 2007–08 on 22 January 2008, should have leave to proceed with the Bill in the current Session according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 188B (Revival of bills).

5 Canterbury City Council Bill 
Leeds City Council Bill 
Nottingham City Council Bill 
Reading Borough Council Bill

A message was brought from the Commons that they have considered the Lords message of 21 May and have made the following orders:

That the promoters of the Canterbury City Council Bill, the Leeds City Council Bill, the Nottingham City Council Bill and the Reading Borough Council Bill, which were originally introduced in the House of Commons in Session 2007–08 on 22 January 2008, should have leave to proceed with the bills in the current Session according to the provisions of Standing Order 188B (Revival of bills).

6 Transport for London Bill [HL] A message was brought from the Commons that they concur with the resolution of this House of 21 May.

Public Business

7 Drugs: prescribed drug addiction A question was asked by the Earl of Sandwich and answered by Earl Howe.

8 Schools: copyright exemption A question was asked by Baroness Bakewell and answered by Baroness Wilcox.

9 China: mineral acquisitions A question was asked by Lord Elton and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

10 Family planning: London summit A question was asked by Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale and answered by Baroness Northover.

11 Business of the House Lord Strathclyde moved that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Monday 16 July to allow the Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill and the Finance Bill to be taken through all their remaining stages that day. The motion was agreed to.

12 Business of the House Lord Strathclyde moved that the debates on the motions in the names of Lord Campbell-Savours and Baroness Rendell of Babergh set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours. The motion was agreed to.

13 Administration and Works The Chairman of Committees moved that the Report from the Select Committee on the Use of electronic devices in the House: follow-up report (2nd Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 298) be agreed to. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

14 Parliamentary Boundary Commission: electoral administration (2½-hour debate) Lord Campbell-Savours moved that this House takes note of the implications for political representation and democracy of the current proposals of the Parliamentary Boundary Commission and matters relating to electoral administration. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

15 Olympic Games: security Baroness Stowell of Beeston repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

16 Housing: rented sector (2½-hour debate) Baroness Rendell of Babergh moved that this House takes note of the problems faced by families in the rented housing sector. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

17 Coastal access in England A question was asked by Lord Greaves and, after debate, answered by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

18 Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Functions of Returning Officers) Regulations 2012 
Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012 
Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Authority to Carry) Regulations 2012 
Police and Crime Panels (Modification of Functions) Regulations 2012 
Further Education Institutions and 16 to 19 Academies (Specification and Disposal of Articles) Regulations 2012 
Legislative Reform (Annual Review of Local Authorities) Order 2012 
Public Bodies (Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: Abolition and Transfer of Functions) Order 2012 
Social Security (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2012

The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft statutory instruments.

The House adjourned at 5.35pm until Friday 13 July at 10.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

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

Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Baroness Verma moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Functions of Returning Officers) Regulations 2012 Lord Henley moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Functions of Returning Officers) Regulations 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012 Lord Henley moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012. The motion was agreed to.

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Authority to Carry) Regulations 2012 Lord Henley moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Authority to Carry) Regulations 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Police and Crime Panels (Modification of Functions) Regulations 2012 Lord Henley moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Police and Crime Panels (Modification of Functions) Regulations 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Further Education Institutions and 16 to 19 Academies (Specification and Disposal of Articles) Regulations 2012 Baroness Wilcox moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Further Education Institutions and 16 to 19 Academies (Specification and Disposal of Articles) Regulations 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Legislative Reform (Annual Review of Local Authorities) Order 2012 Baroness Garden of Frognal moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Legislative Reform (Annual Review of Local Authorities) Order 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Public Bodies (Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: Abolition and Transfer of Functions) Order 2012 Lord Freud moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Public Bodies (Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: Abolition and Transfer of Functions) Order 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Social Security (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2012 Lord Freud moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Social Security (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 4.58pm.

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Disability-The Future of the Independent Living Fund: Government consultation document.  
     (8366)

2 Finance-Whole of Government Accounts Unaudited Summary Report for 2010–11.    (8383)

3 Intelligence and Security-Report for 2011–12 of the Intelligence and Security Committee.  
    (8403)

4 Environment-European Landscape Convention.    (8413)

5 Human Rights-Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.  
     (8414)

6 European Union-Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union.    (8415)

7 Channel Tunnel-Agreement between the United Kingdom and France on the implementation of the Cyclamen device in the French Terminal of the Channel Tunnel in Coquelles.    (8417)

8 Departmental Performance-

(1) Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the UK Border Agency.    (-)

(2) Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Home Office.    (-)

(3) Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Department for Work and Pensions.    (-)

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012, laid under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Criminal Procedure Rules 2012, laid under the Courts Act 2003.   (1726)

2 Armed Forces (Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme and Further and Higher Education Commitment Scheme) Order 2012, laid under the Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Act 2004.   (1796)

3 Costs in Criminal Cases (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985.   (1804)

4 Costs in the Court Martial Appeal Court Regulations 2012, laid under the Court Martial Appeals Act 1968.   (1805)

5 (1) Occupational Pension Schemes (Disclosure of Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 
       (1811)

(2) Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Prescribed Bodies) Regulations 2012   (1817)

laid under the Pension Schemes Act 1993.

6 Employers’ Duties (Implementation) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Pensions Act 2008.   (1813)

7 Social Fund Maternity Grant Amendment Regulations 2012, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.   (1814)

8 Product Safety (Revocation) Regulations 2012, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. 
     (1815)

9 Indication of Prices (Beds) (Revocation) Order 2012, laid under the Prices Act 1974.   (1816)

10 Further Education Loans Regulations 2012, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998.   (1818)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Sir John Soane’s Museum, laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2003.

2 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the English Sports Council grant-in-aid and National Lottery Distribution Fund, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

3 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Olympic Delivery Authority, laid under the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006.

4 (1) Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Imperial War Museum

(2) Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the National Portrait Gallery

(3) Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Victoria and Albert Museum

(4) Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of The Wallace Collection

(5) Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the British Museum

(6) Accounts for 2011–12 of the Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery

laid under the Museums and Galleries Act 1992.

5 Accounts for 2011–12 of the Oil and Pipelines Agency, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Oil and Pipelines Act 1985.

6 (1) Accounts for 2010–11 of the Research Councils’ Pension Scheme, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General

(2) Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Economic and Social Research Council

laid under the Science and Technology Act 1965.

7 Accounts for 2011–12 of Funds in Court in England and Wales, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Administration of Justice Act 1982.

8 Accounts for 2011–12 of the Social Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.

9 Accounts for 2011–12 of the Civil Service Commission, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010.

10 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, laid under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.

11 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Care Quality Commission, laid under the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

12 (1) Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of Monitor: the Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts

(2) Consolidated Accounts for 2011–12 of the NHS Foundation Trusts

(3) Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the National Patient Safety Agency

laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

13 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, laid under the Atomic Energy Act 1954.

14 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), laid under the National Lottery Act 1998.

15 (1) Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of Companies House

(2) Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of FCO Services

laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973.

16 (1) Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills

(2) Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Great Britain China Centre

(3) Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy Limited

(4) Report and Accounts for the period 1 April to 30 September 2011 of the School Food Trust

laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Non-profit-making Companies) Order 2009.

17 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Electoral Commission, laid under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

18 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation, laid under the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980.

19 Report of the Office for Budget Responsibility on Fiscal Sustainability, laid under the Budget Responsibility and National Audit Act 2011.

20 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Independent Safeguarding Authority, laid under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.

21 Accounts for 2011–12 of the Greenwich Hospital and Travers Foundation, laid under the Greenwich Hospital Act 1865.

22 Report for 2011–12 on the Social Fund, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.

23  Amendment List 30 to the Queen’s Regulations for the Royal Air Force (5th Edition), laid under the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917.

24 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, laid under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

25 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the United Kingdom Debt Management Office and the Debt Management Account, laid under the National Loans Act 1968.

Prepared 13th July 2012