House of Lords Business

Tuesday 9 October 2012 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether further appointments to the House of Lords are expected to be made during the remainder of the current Parliament.

*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much it has cost to conduct the review of parliamentary constituency boundaries in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current estimate of the outturn cost to HM Treasury of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

†*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the cost to the public purse of cancelling the contract award for the West Coast Main Line railway franchise.

Economic Affairs The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Skidelsky be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Currie of Marylebone, resigned.

Justice and Security Bill [HL] Lord Wallace of Tankerness to move that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clause 1
Schedule 1
Clauses 2 to 15

Schedules 2 and 3
Clause 16.

†§Defamation Bill Second Reading [Lord McNally]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord McNally to move that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee.

Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the strength of Britain’s industrial base. (1½ hours)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the increase in cases of cancer of the head and neck, in particular in younger age groups. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

Future Business 

Wednesday 10 October at 3.00pm

*Lord Taverne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that treatment provided by the National Health Service is founded on evidence-based medicine.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made with their Strategy for Abolition of the Death Penalty 2010–2015.

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the cost per kilowatt-hour (before subsidy) of generating electricity by hydropower; and how many sites within the United Kingdom have been authorised for this purpose.

†*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on the proposed merger between BAE Systems and EADS.

†Small and Medium Sized Enterprises The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Evans of Watford be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Mitchell, resigned

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

†Jobseeker’s Allowance (Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Baroness Stowell of Beeston to move that the draft Jobseeker’s Allowance (Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 laid before the House on 9 July be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 9th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 8 October

†Late Night Levy (Application and Administration) Regulations 2012 Baroness Stowell of Beeston to move that the draft Late Night Levy (Application and Administration) Regulations 2012 laid before the House on 4 July be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 8 October

†Official Secrets Act 1989 (Prescription) (Amendment) Order 2012 Lord McNally to move that the draft Official Secrets Act 1989 (Prescription) (Amendment) Order 2012 be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Local Government Finance Bill Report [Baroness Hanham] 4th and 7th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will meet the funding needs of the United Kingdom’s conservatoires. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Thursday 11 October at 11.00am

*Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many NHS walk-in centres have been closed or had their opening hours restricted since May 2010, and how many are scheduled to close or have their opening hours restricted.

*Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the likely turnout in the elections for police and crime commissioners.

*Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on the availability of major national sporting "listed events" on free-to-air television.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn on Tuesday 9 October at 1pm.

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. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

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. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

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).

Monday 15 October at 2.30pm

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following their recent review, they propose to devolve responsibility for Corporation Tax in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive.

†*Lord Kakkar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in negotiations at European level on the Working Time and Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directives, in the light of their impact on the delivery of care in the NHS.

*Lord Ezra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the UK could again become self-sufficient in energy.

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the debt to gross domestic product ratio in 2015 under the current deficit reduction plan.

Tuesday 16 October at 2.30pm

*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address unemployment amongst older women.

*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what trade and investment successes were achieved as a result of contacts with representatives of governments attending the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

*Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to take forward the recommendations of the Riots, Communities and Victims Panel on building character and personal resilience.

Wednesday 17 October at 3.00pm

*Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their industrial strategy is fully supported by the three devolved governments.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on shale gas extraction in the United Kingdom.

*Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of European Commission policies on women on corporate boards.

Thursday 18 October at 11.00am

*Lord McAvoy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the benefits of Scotland remaining within the United Kingdom.

*Baroness Hamwee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking, to coincide with Anti-Slavery Day, to raise awareness among relevant agencies and the general public of the possibility that individuals they encounter may be the subject of modern slavery.

*Lord Blair of Boughton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the decision by the Police Federation of England and Wales to ballot their members on whether the legal prohibition on police officers taking strike action should be repealed.

Baroness Perry of Southwark to move that this House takes note of the measures which develop excellence in education.

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.

Monday 22 October at 2.30pm

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose that all young people will be able to study for the new English Baccalaureate Certificate.

*Lord Howarth of Newport to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have so far received about their plan to allow broadband street cabinets to be installed without the prior approval of local planning authorities.

*Lord Flight to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering introducing qualifying examinations for individuals working for financial regulators.

*Lord Liddle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for making the case for the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union.

Tuesday 23 October at 2.30pm

*Lord Anderson of Swansea to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the outcome of the review of the status of United Kingdom membership of the European Defence Agency announced in October 2010.

*Lord Cotter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to address the issue of late payments to small and medium-sized enterprises.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in relation to proposals to restructure NHS services in North-West London, the Department of Health has entered into dialogue with Transport for London regarding traffic levels and their impact upon speed of access to Accident and Emergency services.

Wednesday 24 October at 3.00pm

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure a lifeline passenger service to the Isles of Scilly following the closure of the helicopter service on 1 November 2012.

†*Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the rise in the UK’s net annual contributions to the EU budget to over £10 billion per annum (as set out in the Pink Book 2012) relates to public sector cuts in other areas.

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the pupil premium will be monitored to ensure that it benefits individual children.

Thursday 25 October at 11.00am

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the results of the consultation on the workings of the Blue Badge Scheme for the disabled.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Government Car and Despatch Agency car allocated to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills was not manufactured in the United Kingdom.

*Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the rationale for the reduction of the local overseas allowance (LOA) in relation to Operation Kipion.

Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve to move that this House takes note of the relationship between media standards and media regulation.

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

Monday 29 October at 2.30pm

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what additional funding to small and medium-sized enterprises, particularly in deprived communities, has resulted from the Funding for Lending scheme.

*Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent Panorama programme about the scale of alcohol-related illness among the over-65s, when they will make a decision regarding plans for a minimum price per unit of alcohol.

†*Lord Jenkin of Roding to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for a geological disposal facility for nuclear waste in the United Kingdom.

†*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the chairman and secretariat of the Iraq Inquiry about possible delays in publication of its report due to responses from officials of the government of the United States.

†Tuesday 30 October at 2.30pm

†*The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of their use of private military and security companies upon the United Kingdom’s reputation, and its diplomatic and military relationships with those countries in which such companies operate.

†*Lord Tomlinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the report of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe The Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by the Russian Federation.

†*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to reduce the number of beggars in London.

†Wednesday 31 October at 3.00pm

†*Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has decided to close Ingram National Park Visitor Centre in the Breamish Valley in Northumberland.

†*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to assess the objectives and work of the Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology (CREATe).

†*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the number of allotments.

†Thursday 1 November at 11.00am

†*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to reassess the Flood Defence Programme.

†*Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent the spread of the Schmallenberg virus across the United Kingdom, particularly with regard to the development of a vaccine. [I]Category 5: Land and property
Sheep and Highland Pony stud
Category 5: Land and property
Two hundred acre farm belonging to estate in North Yorkshire

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 6 November for debate on 22 November. 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 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.

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 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 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.

Lord Luce to move that this House takes note of the opportunities available for backbench members to initiate debates in the House of Lords on a wide range of subjects.

Lord Butler of Brockwell to move that this House takes note of the case for a Parliamentary Legislative Standards Committee.

The Earl of Dundee to move that this House takes note of the impact of the United Kingdom’s chairmanship of the Council of Europe on local democracy in Europe.

Lord Freeman to move that this House takes note of the future role of Her Majesty’s Reserve forces.

Lord Luke to move that this House takes note of the Government’s policies on defence procurement.

Lord Popat to move that this House takes note of the contribution made by the Ugandan Asian community in the United Kingdom on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of their expulsion from Uganda.

Baroness Deech to move that this House takes note of the case for the retention and promotion of women doctors in the National Health Service.

Lord Sacks to move that this House takes note of the relationship between business and society.

Lord Rix to move that this House takes note of the measures taken by Her Majesty’s Government to address the abuse that took place at the Winterbourne View care home.

Select Committee Reports 

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

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 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

Lord Krebs to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Science and Heritage: a follow-up (5th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 291). 11 May 2012

Lord Bowness to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The European Union’s Policy on Criminal Procedure (30th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 288). 26 April 2012

Lord Teverson to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on European Defence Capabilities: lessons from the past, signposts for the future (31st Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 292). 4 May 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.

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House deplores the fact that the National Health Service (Clinical Commissioning Groups) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/1631) involve the exclusion from membership of a Clinical Commissioning Group of (1) a member of a local authority, and (2) a registered nurse or a secondary care specialist if employed by a body which provides any relevant service to a person for whom the Clinical Commissioning Group has responsibilities. [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
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 Smith of Basildon to move that this House regrets that notwithstanding welcome but limited measures to ensure the deportation of foreign criminals and tackle sham marriages, and notwithstanding the importance of greater protection for the taxpayer, the Government have not demonstrated that the specific minimum annual income requirement which has been introduced through the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 194) is the most effective way to protect taxpayers and deliver fairness for UK citizens who wish their spouse or partner to settle in the United Kingdom. 6th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Collins of Highbury to move that this House regrets that the Care Quality Commission (Healthwatch England Committee) Regulations 2012 (SI 1640/2012) fail to provide sufficient safeguards to ensure the independence of Healthwatch England from the Care Quality Commission, despite Government assurances given to the House at report stage of the Health and Social Care Bill on 8 March 2012, and that the Regulations fail to provide for effective national patient representation in the health service.

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 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 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 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)

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 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)

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)

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effects of the PACE trial (Pacing, graded Activity and Cognitive behaviour therapy: a randomised Evaluation) on provision of health and social care and welfare benefits for people with chronic fatigue syndrome, or myalgic encephalomyelitis. (18 July)

Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that the wreck of HMS Victory, sunk in 1744, is not subjected to inappropriate commercial exploitation. (18 July)

Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their policies on defence procurement. (25 July)

Lord Cormack to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of onshore wind farms. (25 July)

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of recent international developments particularly in the Middle East, whether they will review their plans for the future size, configuration and equipping of the armed forces. (25 July)

Lord Popat to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the contribution made by the Ugandan Asian community in the United Kingdom on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of their expulsion from Uganda. (10 September)

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the retention and promotion of women doctors in the National Health Service. (10 September)

Lord Rix to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address the abuse suffered by people with a learning disability as illustrated by that which took place at Winterbourne View care home. (10 September)

Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in combating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) since the London declaration on NTDs of January 2012. (8 October)

Lord Sacks to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the relationship between business and society. (8 October)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for ensuring that United Kingdom government-funded medical care for women and girls impregnated by rape in armed conflict is non-discriminatory and includes abortion services where they are medically necessary in compliance with international humanitarian law.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 8 October and due for answer by 22 October.

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contingency planning they are undertaking in case of the advent of malaria in the United Kingdom.   HL2345

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the request by the presidents of Colombia, Mexico and Guatemala for a review of global drugs policy by the United Nations.
   HL2346

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of the Gambia, bilaterally and through the Commonwealth, about the application of academic freedom in the education system; and what outcomes have resulted.   HL2347

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposed British business bank will operate separately or through existing commercial banks.   HL2348

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they survey the opinions of investors in gilt edge securities and whether they have assessed their reaction to falling gross domestic product and alternative fiscal policies.   HL2349

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposed implementation of the ring-fencing of United Kingdom banks follows the findings of the report of the Liikanen Group.   HL2350

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many letters of direction have been issued by ministers to accounting officers since December 2011; and by which departments.   HL2351

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they use the output forecasts of the Office for Budget Responsibility as the basis for fiscal planning.   HL2352

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran about the number of executions in that country; and what conclusions they draw from the replies.   HL2353

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iraq about the number of executions in that country; and what conclusions they draw from the replies.   HL2354

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will observe the pending trials of 90 journalists in Turkey, in order to verify their fairness.   HL2355

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the likelihood of the Palestinian Authority becoming bankrupt and the potential causes of that.   HL2356

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how effective are their representations to the government of Israel about access to and from Gaza, and coastal fishing, have been, particularly since the release of Corporal Shalit.   HL2357

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, after the death in prison of Mr Dawit Habtemichael, they will make representations to the government of Eritrea regarding the release of the four journalists believed to be still alive, following their disappearances in September 2001.   HL2358

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make it mandatory for health, education and social service professionals to report knowledge or suspicion of female genital mutilation and cutting to the police.   HL2359

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether parents have a duty to report suspected female genital mutilation and cutting to Government officials.   HL2360

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider minimal mandatory antenatal data gathering, including on female genital mutilation and cutting.   HL2361

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total cost of all inquiries into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust undertaken by Robert Francis QC at the latest date for which information is available; how much of that cost has been incurred on the inquiry initiated by Secretary of State for Health in June 2010; and when they expect to receive the final report of the current inquiry.   HL2362

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will introduce legislation to reform the funding of adult social care.   HL2363

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in view of the pressure on council budgets and the costs of redundancies, they will (1) allow local authorities to minimise the impact of such costs on service provision by authorising large-scale capitalisation of redundancy payments in the current financial year, or (2) authorise statutory redundancy payments to be treated as capital expenditure and permit the use of capital receipts for that purpose.   HL2364

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assumptions they made in respect of (1) the number of claims for council tax benefit, and (2) the anticipated cost thereof, when announcing a 10 per cent cut in the government grant for council tax benefit for 2013–14; and what are their present estimates.   HL2365

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend the cost of financing the proposed safety net under the localised business rate system to be met by local authorities rather than central government.   HL2366

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what use they intend to make of the £600 million surplus in business rates collected in 2011–12; and what amount is estimated to accrue in 2012–13.
   HL2367

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will require local authorities to fund any repayment required as a result of appeals about business rates levied before the introduction of localised business rates.   HL2368

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans to improve pre-school provision throughout the country; and whether this involves support for the Early Intervention Foundation Consortium.   HL2369

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to strengthen management systems with respect to both best and worst teacher performance in maintained schools.   HL2370

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to improve the retention rate of good teachers, especially in deprived areas.   HL2371

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the case for regular and full statistics of teacher mobility (1) within the profession, and (2) with respect to those leaving the profession.   HL2372

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking (1) to establish a system of career paths for teachers, and (2) to encourage the independent charity Teach First to expand its activity; and what is their assessment of the career path model used in Singapore.   HL2373

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to enhance career professional development programmes for all members of the school teaching profession.   HL2374

Lord Brabazon of Tara to ask Her Majesty’s Government at which continental European ferry ports and railway stations United Kingdom passport controls operate.   HL2375

Lord Brabazon of Tara to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their criteria for deciding whether to operate United Kingdom passport controls at continental European ferry ports.   HL2376

Lord Brabazon of Tara to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to install United Kingdom passport controls at Caen (Ouistreham) ferry port.   HL2377

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what procedures are in place to ensure that Department for International Development-funded medical services for women and girls impregnated by rape in armed conflict include the option of abortion services if medically necessary, in the light of Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions and Protocols.   HL2378

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any of the humanitarian entities funded by the United Kingdom to provide medical services for victims of rape in armed conflict keep their United Kingdom funding segregated from their United States funding on the basis that the latter is subject to a ban on providing abortion services notwithstanding medical necessity.   HL2379

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding annually is given by the United Kingdom to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to provide humanitarian services for wounded and sick persons in armed conflict, and whether such funds are kept separate from United States funds to the ICRC which cannot be used to provide abortion services where medically necessary.   HL2380

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they take in funding humanitarian aid for women and girls raped in armed conflict to ensure that the funding complies with the non-discrimination standards on medical care for the wounded and sick in armed conflict in accordance with the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 as amended and the Joint Service Manual on the Law of Armed Conflict.   HL2381

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they treat women and girls made pregnant through rape in armed conflict as victims of torture within the scope of the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Punishment.   HL2382

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the determination of the Immigration and Asylum First-tier Tribunal in Chee Mun, Seah (Appeal No LA/18249/2012), they will grant British Overseas citizens who hold no other nationality but have renounced their former citizenship of Malaysia discretionary leave to remain where they produce clear evidence of non-returnability to Malaysia in accordance with paragraph 9.1 of chapter 22, section 2 of the Immigration Directorates Instructions.   HL2383

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have estimated the additional revenue that would be raised if (1) winter fuel allowance, (2) free television licences, and (3) free bus passes were made taxable; and, if so, what were those estimates.   HL2384

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the estimate by Dr Saifuddin Ahmed and others (The Lancet, 14 July 2012) that satisfying unmet need for contraception could prevent another 104,000 maternal deaths per year.   HL2385

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking through the overseas aid programme to encourage the provision of the necessary information and health services addressing the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls.   HL2386

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what research they have undertaken regarding the impact on congestion around Junction 12 of the M5 Motorway of the proposed construction of a 190,000-ton capacity mass burn incinerator close to the junction.   HL2387

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to refer the proposal for a 190,000-ton capacity mass burn incinerator at Javlin Park, Haresfield, Gloucestershire to the Planning Inspectorate prior to the granting of planning consent.   HL2388

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take in response to the recommendations of the European Design Leadership Board in its report on Design for Growth and Prosperity.   HL2389

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the finding by the Planning Inspectorate that Hull City Council’s core strategy failed to comply with the requirements of the Planning policy for traveller sites, what steps they are taking to ensure that all local authorities will be able to put in place a sound plan for gypsy and traveller sites by the deadline of March 2013.
   HL2390

Lord Condon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of local government contingency arrangements to minimise traffic disruption in the event of unusually adverse weather conditions this winter.   HL2391

Lord Condon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to reduce the number of looked-after children from London boroughs who are based in east Kent.   HL2392

Lord Condon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the operation of ship-to-ship transfers of oil off the coast of Southwold, Suffolk and whether there have been any Marine and Coastguard Agency surveyor interventions in that area in the last twelve months necessitating the boarding of vessels to carry out a Port State Control inspection.   HL2393

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government in the light of their 2011 Review of Offender Learning what is their assessment of the impact of the fourth phase of the Offenders’ Learning and Skills Services contracts (OLASS 4) on the provision of distance learning and arts training in the Criminal Justice System.   HL2394

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many transfers have taken place under the Mental Health Act between prisons and hospitals in England and Wales in each year since 2007, and what proportion of these have taken (1) fewer than 14 days and (2) more than 14 days.   HL2395

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that transfer of prisoners to hospitals under the Mental Health Act are completed within 14 days in line with the recommendation in the Bradley Report.   HL2396

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many foreign national prisoners were detained in each prison in England and Wales on the latest date for which information is available, and how many such prisoners had completed their sentence.   HL2397

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received reports that torture is still being used against political prisoners in Burma.   HL2398

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to obtain the release of the Burmese human rights activist, U Myint Aye.   HL2399

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to ensure the future of regional theatres.   HL2400

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider further ways of safeguarding landscape character or visual amenity in the planning process for wind farm development.   HL2401

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the Health Protection Agency’s National Survey of Hepatitis C Services in Prisons in England, published in July 2012.   HL2402

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in light of the Health Protection Agency’s National Survey of Hepatitis C Services in Prisons in England, whether they plan to issue guidance on best practice, in particular in relation to (1) the availability of dried blood testing, (2) the routine testing of blood samples for polymerase chain reaction if they have a positive antibody test result, and (3) ensuring prisons have a written care pathway in place to describe what happens to prisoners who test positive for hepatitis C infection.   HL2403

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to change the law with respect to Sunday trading.   HL2404

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action are they taking to reduce the number of cases of workplace dermatitis.   HL2405

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action are they taking to reduce the incidence of exposure to blood borne viruses (BBV) as a result of needle stick injuries.   HL2406

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how and when they will judge whether measures recently announced to encourage lending by banks to United Kingdom companies are succeeding.
   HL2407

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have set targets for bank lending to United Kingdom companies in order to stimulate growth and whether they will publish any such targets.   HL2408

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to put in place fiscal incentives to ensure that United Kingdom companies encourage appropriate staff to obtain qualifications in international trade and exporting.   HL2409

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether claimants will have an automatic right to a copy of their assessment for Employment Support Allowance, Disability Living Allowance and the forthcoming Personal Independence Payment at the time of the assessment; and if not, why not.   HL2410

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government under what circumstances staff of Royal Mail are required to open correspondence to the Department for Work and Pensions from claimants containing confidential medical information, as reported in The Independent on 8 September 2012; what special qualifications Royal Mail staff have to perform this function; whether claimants are aware of this practice; and how frequently the Royal Mail service is used.   HL2411

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government in how many missions to Libya by United Kingdom forces during recent conflict bombs were released and exploded; what were the types of targets and weights of bombs, and how effective was their use.   HL2412

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they were consulted by John Larkin, the Attorney General for Northern Ireland, before his intervention in the adoption case of X & others v. Austria (No. 19010/07) at the European Court of Human Rights; whether they were advised of his intervention; whether they approved it; whether they accept he has the power so to intervene as Attorney General; and whether they have intervened separately in the case.   HL2413

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what United Kingdom aircraft legislation currently in place addresses the use and ownership of drones; and whether they have plans to create new powers or laws to control and regulate their use.   HL2414

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Newby on 24 September (WA 295), on what evidence they base their view that ivy poses no threat to trees; what other problems cause the death of ivy-clad trees; and whether they believe that a reduction in the spread of ivy could be beneficial.   HL2415

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Romanians have registered for United Kingdom national insurance numbers in total and in each year since that country’s accession to the European Union in 2007; how many people were counted as net immigrants from Romania in their International Passenger Survey, in total, and in each year since 2007; and what was the overall rise in Romanian nationals in the United Kingdom from 2007 to date according to the Annual Population Survey.   HL2416

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 24 September (WA 296) why they do not maintain figures on the number and amount of child benefit and child tax credit payable, by country, to persons residing in the European Economic Area or Switzerland where the United Kingdom is the responsible state for payment under European Union law; and whether they will provide approximate figures or an estimate of the total amount paid to non-United Kingdom workers.   HL2417

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

16 July (30 July)

HL1675 Lord Avebury [DfE]

19 July (2 August)

HL1840 Lord Ashcroft [CO]

HL1841 Lord Ashcroft [CO]

HL1842 Lord Ashcroft [CO]

HL1843 Lord Ashcroft [CO]

23 July (6 August)

HL1881 Lord Greaves [HMT]

24 July (7 August)

HL1991 Lord Empey [HMT]

HL1992 Lord Empey [HMT]

HL2004 Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne [FCO]

25 July (8 August)

HL2090 Baroness Gardner of Parkes [DCMS]

10 September (24 September)

HL2099 Lord Wills [CO]

HL2100 Lord Wills [CO]

HL2101 Lord Wills [CO]

HL2111 The Lord Bishop of Derby [DEFRA]

HL2118 Lord Stone of Blackheath [FCO]

HL2129 Lord Bates [DCLG]

HL2130 Lord Bates [DCLG]

HL2131 Lord Bates [DCLG]

HL2132 Lord Bates [DCLG]

HL2133 Lord Bates [DCLG]

HL2152 Lord Avebury [FCO]

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

[CO] 7

[DCLG] 5

[DCMS] 1

[DEFRA] 1

[DfE] 1

[FCO] 3

[HMT] 3

         

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

 

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

 

Littering from Vehicles [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Alan Turing (Statutory Pardon) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Defamation (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

9 October

Committed to a Select Committee

   

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Crime and Courts [HL] (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Financial Services (Scottish and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

 

Caravan Sites [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Electoral Registration and Administration (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Waiting for Report

   

Civil Aviation

Government

 

Justice and Security [HL]

Government

 

Local Government Finance (Scottish and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

10 October

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

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Canterbury City Council

Private

 

Leeds City Council

Private

 

Nottingham City Council

Private

 

Reading Borough Council

Private

 

Sent to the Commons

   

Smoke-free Private Vehicles [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords (Cessation of Membership) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Groceries Code Adjudicator [HL]

Government

 

London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) [HL]

Private

 

City of London (Various Powers) [HL]

Private

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

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

   

Draft Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012

7th Report

 

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

7th Report

8 October

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Late Night Levy (Application and Administration) Regulations 2012

 

10 October

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

9th Report

10 October

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee.

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

6th Report

   

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 194)

22 July

 
 

9th Report

   

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (Cm 8423)

24 October

 

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 514)

14 October

 

Further Education Loans Regulations 2012

17 October

 

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

 

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.

Tuesday 9 October

   

Public Service Provision

Select Committee

9.30am

Adoption

Select Committee

10.00am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

10.30am

Privileges

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

10.30am
in Residence 1

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 10 October

   

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

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Thursday 11 October

   

European Union

Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Select Committee

10.30am

Monday 15 October

   

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

European Union

Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment

4.00pm

Tuesday 16 October

   

Human Rights

Joint Committee

10.30am

Draft Communications Data Bill

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Wednesday 17 October

   

Draft Enhanced TPIMS Bill

Joint Committee

10.00am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Information

Domestic Committee

3.45pm

Monday 22 October

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 23 October

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 30 October

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 8 October 2012 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Derby.

1 Barony of Russell of Liverpool in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Clerk of the Parliaments was directed to enter the Lord Russell of Liverpool on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).

2 Deaths of Lords The Lord Speaker informed the House that the following members of the House had died:

Lord Randall of St Budeaux on 11 August 2012

Lord Morris of Manchester on 12 August 2012.

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

Lord Attenborough

Lord Browne-Wilkinson

Lord Mustill

Lord Templeman.

Select Committee Report

4 Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Seventh Report, on the following bills:  
Civil Aviation Bill: Government response  
Local Government Finance Bill: Government response. (HL Paper 45)

Public Business

5 Energy: biofuels A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Earl Attlee.

6 Crime: drink-driving A question was asked by Lord Sheldon and answered by Earl Attlee.

7 Businesses: start-ups A question was asked by Lord Bates and answered by Lord Marland.

8 Sport A question was asked by Lord Giddens and answered by Baroness Stowell of Beeston.

9 House of Lords A private notice question was asked by Lord Wakeham and answered by Lord Strathclyde.

10 Defamation Bill A bill to amend the law of defamation, brought from the Commons on 21 September and printed pursuant to Standing Order 50 (HL Bill 41), was read a first time.

11 Defamation Bill The Explanatory Notes were printed pursuant to Standing Order 50 on 21 September. (HL Bill 41–EN)

12 European Union (Approval of Treaty Amendment Decision) Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to.

13 Local Government Finance Bill Baroness Hanham moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clause 1 
Schedule 1 
Clause 2 
Schedule 2 
Clauses 3 to 5 

Schedule 3 
Clauses 6 to 9 
Schedule 4 
Clauses 10 to 20.

The motion was agreed to.

14 Financial Services Bill After debate, the bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 147JA. Amendments were agreed to. The House resumed after clause 25 (as amended) was agreed to.

15 Jobseeker’s Allowance (Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 
Late Night Levy (Application and Administration) Regulations 2012

The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft Regulations.

16 National Health Service: mental health services A question was asked by Lord Alderdice and, after debate, answered by Earl Howe.

The House adjourned at 9.16pm until Tuesday 9 October at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.

Jobseeker’s Allowance (Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Baroness Stowell of Beeston moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Jobseeker’s Allowance (Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Late Night Levy (Application and Administration) Regulations 2012 Baroness Stowell of Beeston moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Late Night Levy (Application and Administration) Regulations 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Zoos A question was asked by Lord Harrison and, after debate, answered by Lord De Mauley.

The Committee adjourned at 6.29pm.

Papers 

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

Paper Withdrawn

The following paper, laid before the House on 3 July, was withdrawn on the date shown:

Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the East of England Development Agency (7 September)

Command Papers

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

1 Communities and Local Government-Government response to the Second Report of the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee on the European Regional Development Fund. (10 September)   (8389)

2 Conservation-Amendments to the Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans in the Baltic and North Seas. (10 September)   (8442)

3 Contingent Liability-Minute from the Department of Communities and Local Government concerning contingent liabilities arising from the closure of the Regional Development Agencies. (3 September)   (-)

4 Departmental Performance-

(1) Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Wales Office. (7 September)   (-)

(2) Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills. (10 September)   (-)

5 Education-Draft legislation on Reform of provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs. (3 September)   (8438)

6 Energy-

(1) Fuel poverty: changing the framework for measurement: Government consultation document. (18 September)   (8440)

(2) Renewable Heat Incentive: Consultation on proposals for a domestic scheme: Government consultation document. (20 September)   (8446)

(3) Renewable Heat Incentive: Expanding the non domestic scheme: Government consultation document. (20 September)   (8447)

(4) Renewable Heat Incentive: Air to Water Heat Pumps and Energy from Waste: Government consultation document. (20 September)   (8448)

7 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Act 2008 (Ticket Touting Offence) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2012, originally laid on 18 July. (4 September)   (-)

8 Financial Services-

(1) Financial Sector Resolution: broadening the regime: Government consultation document. (1 August)   (8419)

(2) Financial Services Bill: the Financial Policy Committee’s macro-prudential tools: Government consultation document. (18 September)   (8434)

9 Foreign Affairs-Government response to the Second Report of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on British Foreign Policy and the Arab Spring. (18 September)   (8436)

10 Foreign and Commonwealth Office-Agreement for the Establishment of the African Legal Support Facility. (13 August)   (8427)

11 Health-

(1) Government response to the First Report of the House of Commons Health Committee on Education, Training and Workforce Planning. (6 September)   (8435)

(2) Government response to the Third Report of the House of Commons Health Committee on the Government’s Alcohol Strategy. (17 September)   (8439)

12 Hillsborough-Report of the Hillsborough Independent Panel. (12 September)   (-)

13 Housing-Government response to the First Report of the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee on Park Homes. (1 August)   (8424)

14 Human Rights-Report for 2011–12 to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Government’s response to human rights judgments. (12 September)   (8432)

15 Immigration-Statement of changes in immigration rules, subject to annulment. (5 September)   (-)

16 Justice-Draft legislation on Family Justice. (3 September)   (8437)

17 Post-legislative Scrutiny-Memorandum from the Department for Communities and Local Government on Post-Legislative Scrutiny of the Greater London Authority Act 2007. (21 September)   (8428)

18 Prisons-Report for 2011–12 of the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman for England and Wales. (14 September)   (8429)

19 Public Bodies-Government response to the Consultation on an order to give legal effect to the administrative merger of the Crown Prosecution Service and the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office. (2 August)   (8422)

20 Satellite Navigation-Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States and Norway on Satellite Navigation. (28 September)   (8449)

21 Security-Agreement between the United Kingdom and Finland concerning the Mutual Protection of Classified Information. (28 September)   (8450)

22 Sentenced Persons-Agreement between the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons. (9 August)   (8426)

23 Taxation-

(1) Convention between the United Kingdom and Hungary for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and on capital gains, with Protocol. (15 August)   (8430)

(2) Agreement between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, in respect of Aruba, for the exchange of information with respect to taxes. (15 August)   (8431)

(3) Agreement between the United Kingdom and the United States of America to Improve International Tax Compliance and to Implement FATCA. (14 September)   (8445)

24 Terrorism-Government response to the Seventh Report of the Independent Reviewer on the operation of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005. (7 September)   (8443)

25 Treaty Series-The Supplementary List of Ratifications, Accessions, Withdrawals, etc., Numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 with Treaty Index for 2011. (28 September)   (8451)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)

The following instruments were laid before the House on the dates shown:

       
Title, etc.

SI No

Date of laying

Negative Instruments

   

Allocation and Transfer of Proceedings (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2012, laid under the Children Act 1989.

1955

26 July

(1) Police (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2012

  1960

27 July

(2) Special Constables (Amendment) Regulations 2012

  1961

27 July

laid under the Police Act 1996.

   

Land Registration Fee Order 2012, laid under the Land Registration Act 2002.

1969

27 July

(1) Education (Information About Individual Pupils) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

  1919

30 July

(2) School Premises (England) Regulations 2012

  1943

30 July

laid under the Education Act 1996.

   

National Curriculum (Exceptions for First, Second, Third and Fourth Key Stages) (England) Regulations 2012, laid under the Education Act 2002.

1926

30 July

Climate Change Agreements (Administration) Regulations 2012, laid under the Finance Act 2000.

1976

30 July

Bluetongue (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

1977

30 July

Local Government Pension Scheme (Miscellaneous) Regulations 2012, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972.

1989

1 August

Caernarfon Harbour Trust (Constitution) Harbour Revision Order 2012, laid under the Harbours Act 1964.

1984

2 August

Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2015

2 August

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Gibraltar) (Amendment) Order 2012, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

2017

2 August

Magistrates’ Courts (Sexual Offences Act 2003) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Rules 2012, laid under the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980.

2018

3 August

Neighbourhood Planning (Prescribed Dates) Regulations 2012, laid under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

2030

7 August

Family Procedure (Amendment No.3) Rules 2012, laid under the Courts Act 2003.

2046

7 August

(1) School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Order 2012

  2051

10 August

(2) Education (School Teachers’ Appraisal) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

  2055

10 August

laid under the Education Act 2002.

   

Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Specified Proceedings) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2012, laid under the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985.

2067

10 August

(1) Police and Crime Commissioner (Disqualification) (Supplementary Provisions) Regulations 2012

  2087

13 August

(2) Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Returning Officers’ Accounts) Regulations 2012

  2088

13 August

laid under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

   

Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, laid under the Local Government Act 2000.

2089

15 August

(1) Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2012

  2112

16 August

(2) Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2012

  2113

16 August

laid under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.

   

Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2012, laid under the Police Act 1997.

2114

16 August

Export Control (Syria and Burma Sanctions Amendment) and Miscellaneous Revocations Order 2012, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2125

16 August

Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation and Other Houses (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2012, laid under the Housing Act 2004.

2111

17 August

(1) Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Prescribed Criteria and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

  SR319

17 August

(2) Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012

  SR320

17 August

(3) Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012

  SR322

17 August

(4) Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

  SR323

17 August

laid under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007.

   

M25 Motorway (Junctions 7 to 16) (Variable Speed Limits) Regulations 2012, laid under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

2134

20 August

Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Social Security Act 1990.

2140

21 August

(1) Further Education Teachers’ Continuing Professional Development and Registration (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2012

  2165

22 August

(2) Further Education Teachers’ Qualifications (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

  2166

22 August

laid under the Education Act 2002.

   

London Legacy Development Corporation (Planning Functions) Order 2012, laid under the Localism Act 2011.

2167

28 August

Childcare (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Childcare Act 2006.

2168

29 August

Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2012, laid under the Civil Procedure Act 1997.

2208

29 August

European Communities (Iron and Steel Employees Re-adaptation Benefits Scheme) (No. 2) (Revocation) Regulations 2012, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2262

5 September

Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

2263

5 September

Insolvency Practitioners and Insolvency Services Account (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2012, laid under the Insolvency Act 1986.

2264

5 September

(1) Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Order 2012

  2257

6 September

(2) Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2012

  2274

6 September

laid under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

   

Merchant Shipping (Compulsory Insurance of Shipowners for Maritime Claims) Regulations 2012, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995.

2267

6 September

Local Authorities (Capital Finance and Accounting) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2012, laid under the Local Government Act 2003.

2269

6 September

Police and Crime Panels (Precepts and Chief Constable Appointments) Regulations 2012, laid under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

2271

6 September

Street Works (Charges for Unreasonably Prolonged Occupation of the Highway) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.

2272

6 September

Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2012, laid under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.

2275

6 September

Immigration and Nationality (Cost Recovery Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

2276

6 September

Removal and Disposal of Vehicles (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2012, laid under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

2277

6 September

(1) Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments ) Order 2012

  2278

6 September

(2) Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Relevant Official Records) Order 2012

  2279

6 September

laid under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

   

Schools Forums (England) Regulations 2012, laid under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.

2261

7 September

Feed-in Tariffs (Specified Maximum Capacity and Functions) (Amendment No. 3) Order 2012, laid under the Energy Act 2008.

2268

7 September

Teachers’ Pensions (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2012, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972.

2270

7 September

National Health Service (Primary Dental Services) (Amendments Related to Units of Dental Activity) Regulations 2012, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

2273

7 September

(1) Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2012

  2281

7 September

(2) Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (England) (No. 2) Order 2012

  2282

7 September

laid under the Clean Air Act 1993.

   

European Economic Interest Grouping and European Public Limited-Liability Company (Fees) Revocation Regulations 2012, laid under the Finance Act 1973.

2300

7 September

Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships (Accounts and Audit Exemptions and Change of Accounting Framework) Regulations 2012, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2301

7 September

Licensing Act 2003 (Forms and Notices) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Licensing Act 2003.

2290

10 September

Money Laundering (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2298

10 September

Terrorism Act 2000 and Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Business in the Regulated Sector) (No. 2) Order 2012, laid under the Terrorism Act 2000.

2299

10 September

Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment Regulations 2012, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.

2280

11 September

Controlled Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

2320

12 September

National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (England) Regulations 2012, laid under the National Assistance Act 1948.

2336

17 September

National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2012 (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

2371

17 September

Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

2372

17 September

Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2012, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.

2379

18 September

Misuse of Drugs (Supply to Addicts) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

2394

19 September

Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (RCUK Shared Services Centre Limited) Regulations 2012, laid under the Employment Relations Act 1999.

2413

21 September

Electricity and Gas (Competitive Tenders for Smart Meter Communication Licences) Regulations 2012, laid under the Gas Act 1986.

2414

21 September

Early Years Foundation Stage (Exemptions from Learning and Development Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Childcare Act 2006.

2463

1 October

Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) (Amendment) Order 2012, laid under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

2479

2 October

Local Authority (Duty to Secure Early Years Provision Free of Charge) Regulations 2012, laid under the Childcare Act 2006.

2488

4 October

Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Armed Forces) (Amendment) Order 2012, laid under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.

2505

4 October

Disclosure and Barring Service (Core Functions) Order 2012, laid under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

2522

5 October

Syria (European Union Financial Sanctions) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2012, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2524

5 October

Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

   

Civil Courts (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2012, laid under the Senior Courts Act 1981.

1954

26 July

Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Energy Act 2008.

1999

30 July

Reserve Forces Non Regular Permanent Staff (Redundancy Scheme) Regulations 2012, laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996.

-

8 August

Immigration (Designation of Travel Bans) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2012, laid under the Immigration Act 1971.

2058

15 August

Scallop Fishing (England) Order 2012, laid under the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967.

2283

7 September

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Draft Modifications to the Standard Conditions of Electricity and Gas Supply Licences, laid under the Energy Act 2008.    (-)

Written representation under section 5 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005

The following paper was laid before the House on 2 August:

The Lord Chief Justice’s Review of the Administration of Justice in the Courts.

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 (1) Air Publication 3393 (13th Edition), Officer Commissioning and Terms of Service

(2) Air Publication 3392, Volume 7 (2nd Edition), Regulations for the Reserve Air Forces

(3) Amendment List 41 to Air Publication 1269 (8th Edition), RAF Manual of Medical Management and Administration

(4) Amendment List 52 to Air Publication 1269A (Assessment of Medical Fitness)

laid under the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917.

2 Amendment 36 to the Territorial Army Regulations 1978, laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996.

3 (1) Certificate of the Attorney General concerning the Information Commissioner’s Decision Notice of 4 July on disclosure of Cabinet discussion on 13 March 2003 and 17 March 2003

(2) Information Commissioner’s Report to Parliament on the Ministerial veto on disclosure of parts of the minutes of Cabinet meetings in March 2003

laid under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

4 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Civil Aviation Authority, laid under the Civil Aviation Act 1982.

5 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the East of England Development Agency, laid under the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998.

6 Report for 2011–12 of the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland, laid under the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006.

7 (1) Report and Accounts for 2011–2012 and Strategic Plan for 2012–2015 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council

(2) Fitness to Practice Report for 2011–2012 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council

laid under the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001.

Prepared 9th October 2012