House of Lords Business

Friday 19 October 2012 at 10.00am

Inheritance (Cohabitants) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Lester of Herne Hill]

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

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Cox]

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

Future Business 

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.

†Electoral Registration and Administration Bill Lord Wallace of Saltaire to move that it be an instruction to a Committee of the Whole House to which the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

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

Schedule 3
Clauses 6 to 12
Schedules 4 and 5
Clauses 13 to 26.

†Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012 Baroness Hanham to move that the draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012 be referred to a Grand Committee.

Local Government Finance Bill Third Reading [Baroness Hanham]

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).

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn on Friday 19 October at 1pm.

Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord McNally] (Law Commission Bill)

†Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill Second Reading (and remaining stages) [Lord Newby] (Money Bill)

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

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Official Secrets Act 1989 (Prescription) (Amendment) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord McNally] 7th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Forestry Commissioners (Climate Change Functions) (Scotland) Order 2012 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Tankerness] 7th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of the prospects for the reunification of Cyprus. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

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.

Financial Services Bill Committee (day 9) [Lord Sassoon] 4th and 8th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord De Mauley] 7th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Lord Teverson to move that the Grand Committee 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).

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.

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. (1½ hours)

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

*Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to help expedite a resolution of the status of refugees currently in Camp Liberty, Iraq.

Baroness Henig to move that this House takes note of the future of the police service in the light of the new governance structure.

Lord Filkin to move that this House takes note, in the light of the Government’s decision not to proceed with the House of Lords Reform Bill, of the options for making better use of the skills and experience of its Members in performing its core functions of scrutinising legislation, holding the Government to account and providing a forum for public debate.

Monday 5 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance is being given to electors for the election of police and crime commissioners who have not received election communications from the candidates in their constituencies.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that people do not receive unwanted text messages from claims management companies.

*Lord Giddens to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of current immigration policy on the attractiveness of United Kingdom universities to overseas students.

*Baroness Knight of Collingtree to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to prevent illegal abortion operations.

Tuesday 6 November at 2.30pm

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to facilitate the retention of women doctors in the National Health Service.

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek to include goals in relation to conflict and security in the successor to Millennium Development Goals after 2015.

*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the information technology project required for the implementation of universal credit is on schedule.

Wednesday 7 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they propose to take to recognise the contribution made by the armed forces to the success of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the future funding and number of cancer networks. [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
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*Lord Tombs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking in response to the recent projection by Ofgem of a fall in the generating plant margin from 14 per cent at present to 4 per cent in the next four years.

Thursday 8 November at 11.00am

*Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received any information regarding the origin of weapons of mass destruction currently claimed by the government of Syria to be held by that country.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any further plans to reduce the number of peers in the House of Lords.

*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered what role police and crime commissioners may have in combating violence against women and girls.

Monday 12 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what provisions exist within the public sector, and especially the National Health Service, to allow staff the necessary time to serve in the Territorial Army and other reserve forces.

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence there is that quantitative easing is working.

*Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will include obesity as a priority for primary care in the Quality and Outcomes Framework for general practitioners.

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage Chinese visitors to the United Kingdom.

Tuesday 13 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that children born or resident in the United Kingdom have access to supportive parenting during their early years.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in Burma with regard to the ethnic nationalities, in particular the Rohingya, Kachin and Shan peoples.

*Lord Lloyd of Berwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take following the decision by the European Court of Human Rights on 18 September in the case of James v UK that the detention of prisoners serving an Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection beyond their tariff without access to parole is a breach of their rights under Article 5(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Wednesday 14 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the United Kingdom’s balance of trade with the European Union, once shipments in and out of the port of Antwerp to non-European Union destinations are excluded.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Office for National Statistics is reviewing the methodology of calculating changes in prices for the purposes of the retail prices index.

†*Baroness Worthington to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the provisions set out in the draft Energy Bill will deliver reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

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 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 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.

Lord Moynihan to move that this House takes note of the sporting legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Baroness King of Bow to move that this House takes note of the impact of low-quality housing on child poverty.

Baroness Andrews to move that this House takes note of heritage crime.

Select Committee Reports 

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

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 Krebs to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Sport and exercise science and medicine: building on the Olympic legacy to improve the nation’s health (1st Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 33). 18 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.

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

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)

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 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 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 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 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
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The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of multinational companies’ financial practices and the United Kingdom’s tax policies on developing countries. (12 June)

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

Lord 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. (8 October)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that young people receive proper financial education. (9 October)

Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the cost to the United Kingdom of Type 1 diabetes; and what plans they have to improve treatment of that disease. (9 October)

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of low-quality housing on child development. (11 October)

Baroness Andrews to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to address heritage crime. (11 October)

Baroness Heyhoe Flint to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in implementing the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, particularly in relation to higher participation levels in school sports and provision of additional community facilities. (16 October)

Baroness Williams of Crosby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to discuss multilateral nuclear disarmament with China. (18 October)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 18 October and due for answer by 1 November.

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their sexual health policy strategy framework.   [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
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure the protection and continuity of sexual health screening services.   [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.
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 HL2673

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they provide to internally displaced people in Kachin State, Burma.   HL2674

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to extend and increase humanitarian assistance to internally displaced people in Kachin State, Burma.   HL2675

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government when interviews will take place for the position of Governor of the Bank of England; who will sit on the interviewing panel; and what the panel’s terms of reference will be.   HL2676

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by the Prime Minister on 17 October (HC Deb, col 316), what proposals they have to require all utility companies automatically to place all consumers on their cheapest tariff.   HL2677

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total value of premium and other amounts paid and expected to be paid by United Kingdom banks to HM Treasury under the Asset Protection Scheme established in 2009; and what is the total value of claims expected to be paid.   HL2678

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Israel about compensation for Palestinian farmers whose olive trees have been destroyed by settlers.   HL2679

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the alleged targeted airstrike carried out on 7 October in the Al-Brazil neighbourhood of Gaza.   HL2680

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of the extremist Salafi militants in Gaza.   HL2681

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Qatar concerning the reconstruction of Gaza.   HL2682

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel and BG Group about developing and commercialising gas fields off the Gazan coast.   HL2683

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government which Millennium Development Goal 2015 Development Framework meetings the United Kingdom delegation will attend.   HL2684

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of France about recent tensions between British and French fishing vessels in the English Channel.   HL2685

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of recent geopolitical factors, whether they will reconsider their decision to operate only one aircraft carrier.   HL2686

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 15 October (WA 454–5), how many local education authorities did not send a statement to the Department for Education confirming the number of Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS) statements they have received in the last three years for which information is available; how many schools in England are estimated not to have filed SFVS statements with their local education authorities in those years; and what action is taken with respect to schools that do not file SFVS statements.   HL2687

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many clinical commissioning groups have designated accountable officers, and how many have not done so; and how many accountable officers are (1) general practitioners, (2) managers, and (3) other health professionals.   HL2688

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether accountable officers of clinical commissioning groups will be able to authorise the expenditure of NHS funding on adult social care purposes that are of benefit to patients and secure NHS objectives.   HL2689

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance and support they have provided to encourage walking in order to secure health benefits and reduce demands on the National Health Service.   HL2690

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on British jobs and research in the pharmaceutical industry of extending Israel’s ease of access to European Union markets for its pharmaceutical products.   HL2691

Lord Browne of Ladyton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that all United Kingdom banks are fully implementing anti-money laundering regulations.   HL2692

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they co-operate with the government of Nigeria on internal security training, equipment and intelligence sharing.   HL2693

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Commonwealth states and agencies are assisting the government of Nigeria in its efforts to combat corruption; and, if so, how.   HL2694

The Earl of Shrewsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Home Office Position Paper on calculating firearms licensing fees presented to the Firearms Consultative Committee in June 1999 remains the position of the Home Office; and, if not, in what ways the Home Office’s position has changed.   HL2695

Lord Geddes to ask the Chairman of Committees, further to his Written Answer on 25 July (WA 164), what were the party or group affiliations of those listed in each of the seven attendance categories.   HL2696

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the percentage of family budgets spent on food in each of the last five years.   HL2697

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the legislative framework for the establishment and functioning of co-operatives, especially those used by the agricultural sector; and whether they plan to make any changes to the legislation.   HL2698

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what nutritional guidance for babies and very young children is given to care providers who are covered by the Early Years Framework Strategy.   HL2699

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they will be providing to the United Kingdom agricultural sector to prepare for the end of the milk quotas and maintain a sustainable dairy industry.   HL2700

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government which bodies listed in Schedule 1 to the Public Bodies Act 2011 have been abolished under section 1 of that Act.   HL2701

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the starting date of each consultation that has been held under section 10 of the Public Bodies Act 2011 in advance of the Minister making an order to abolish a public body; and which of those consultations have been concluded.   HL2702

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government in respect of which bodies listed in Schedule 1 to the Public Bodies Act 2011 they intend to hold a consultation under section 10 of the Act in advance of the Minister making an order to abolish a public body; and when they will announce the consultation in each case.   HL2703

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many miles of the A66 trunk road between the M6 and the A1 are dual carriageway and how many are single carriageway; and what plans they have to complete the dualling of this road.   HL2704

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the list of Ministers issued after the recent reshuffle, and subsequently reproduced in the Official Report in the House of Commons on 10 September, did not include a correct list of the Ministers in the House of Lords; and what steps they have taken to ensure that such lists are accurate in future.   HL2705

Lord May of Oxford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the full repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, proposed in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, is required by virtue of the decision of the European Court of Justice in Flos SpA v Semararo, and whether it is consistent with the freedom granted to member states by Article 17 of the directive on the legal protection of designs and Article 96(2) of the regulations on community designs to regulate the extent of protection of copyright for works of applied art and designs.   HL2706

Lord May of Oxford to ask Her Majesty’s Government why, in the light of the freedom granted to member states by Article 17 of the directive on the legal protection of designs and Article 96(2) of the regulations on community designs, the impact assessment on the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill considered only the options of repeal and no change, in relation to section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.   HL2707

Lord May of Oxford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of extending the term of protection offered by copyright in mass-produced designs from 25 years to life plus 70 years upon follow-on designers who draw upon the existing body of design.
   HL2708

Lord May of Oxford to ask Her Majesty’s Government why there has been no consultation on options for reform of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, short of full repeal, with a view to ensuring that follow-on design is not impeded.   HL2709

Lord May of Oxford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered the impact of proposed extension of the term of protection offered by copyright in mass-produced designs from 25 years to life plus 70 years upon those who use images of designs that are more than 25 years old in education and publishing.   HL2710

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions that have had with the Football Association about tackling racism and homophobia in football following the Prime Minister’s anti-discrimination summit last spring.   HL2711

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by the Foreign Secretary on 20 June (HC Deb, col 860), in which London Boroughs the 150 households receiving housing benefit of more than £50,000 a year resided.   HL2712

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) local authority, and (2) housing association tenants in each London Borough have been sent letters encouraging them to exercise their right to buy their homes.   HL2713

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many, and what proportion, of Housing Benefit claimants in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets have been in work in each year since 2001.   HL2714

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received about the consultation undertaken with residents of the Barkantine, Kingsbridge, Samuda and St John’s estates in relation to the takeover of Island Homes by One Housing Group.   HL2715

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many tenants served on (1) the board of the Tenants Services Authority, and (2) the regulatory committee of the Homes & Communities Agency.   HL2716

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]

25 July (8 August)

HL2090 Baroness Gardner of Parkes [DCMS]

10 September (24 September)

HL2129 Lord Bates [DCLG]

HL2130 Lord Bates [DCLG]

HL2131 Lord Bates [DCLG]

HL2132 Lord Bates [DCLG]

HL2133 Lord Bates [DCLG]

1 October (15 October)

HL2277 Lord Ashcroft [MoD]

HL2278 Lord Campbell-Savours [DCLG]

HL2279 Lord Quirk [DfE]

HL2281 Lord Quirk [DfE]

HL2285 Lord McColl of Dulwich [MoD]

HL2313 Lord Myners [DCMS]

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

[CO] 4

[DCLG] 6

[DCMS] 2

[DfE] 3

[MoD] 2

 

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Inheritance (Cohabitants) [HL]

Private Member’s

19 October

Company Remuneration [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

19 October

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

 

Statute Law (Repeals) [HL] (Consolidation Bill)

Government

 

Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) (Money Bill-16 October)

Government

23 October

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Defamation (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

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

24 October

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

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

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

Government

23 October

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

Government

22 October

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 Child Support Management of Payments and Arrears (Amendment) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Welsh Forms) Order 2012

   

Draft Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Disclosure and Barring Service Transfer of Functions) Order 2012

   

Draft District Electoral Areas Commissioner (Northern Ireland) Order 2012

   

Draft Contracting Out (Local Authorities Social Services Functions) (England) (Amendment) Order 2012

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (The Law Society) (Modification of Functions) (Amendment) Order 2012

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board) Order 2013

   

Draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Housing Act 1996 (Additional Preference for Armed Forces) (England) Regulations 2012

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report

 

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

 

23 October

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

 

24 October

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

 

23 October

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012

7th Report

 

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012

10th Report

 

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

   

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

23 October

 

9th Report

   

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (Cm 8423)

24 October

 

10th Report

   

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 565)

2 November

 

Education (School Government) (Terms of Reference) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

22 October

 

Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

24 October

 

London Legacy Development Corporation (Planning Functions) Order 2012

31 October

 

Money Laundering (Amendment) Regulations 2012

7 November

 

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

7 November

 

Special Procedure Orders in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Expiry of petitioning period

Waiting for expiry of petitioning period

   

Borough of Stevenage (Ferrier Road) Compulsory Purchase Order 2009

16 October

5 November

     
 

Date of Laying

To be considered

Referred to a Joint Committee

   

Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011

29 November 2011

24 October

Public Bodies Order in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Order waiting for consideration by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board) Order 2013

28 November

 

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.

Friday 19 October

   

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Select Committee

visit to Derby

Monday 22 October

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

2.00pm

Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards

Joint Committee

2.20pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment

4.00pm

Procedure of the House

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Tuesday 23 October

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

visit to K
ing’s College, London

Public Service Provision

Select Committee

9.30am

Adoption

Select Committee

10.00am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 24 October

   

Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011

Joint Committee

9.30am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

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

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Tuesday 30 October

   

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 31 October

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Thursday 1 November

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Monday 12 November

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 18 October 2012 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Manchester.

1 Earldom of Kilmorey and Viscountcy of Newry and Mourne in the Peerage of Ireland The Petition of Sir Richard Francis Needham claiming to have succeeded to the Earldom of Kilmorey and Viscountcy of Newry and Mourne in the Peerage of Ireland was presented and was referred to the Lord Chancellor for a report to the House pursuant to Standing Order 79.

Select Committee Report

2 Constitution 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Electoral Registration and Administration Bill. (5th Report, HL Paper 51)

Public Business

3 Scotland: independence A question was asked by Lord McAvoy and answered by Lord Strathclyde.

4 Slavery A question was asked by Baroness Hamwee and answered by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

5 Police: strike action A question was asked by Lord Blair of Boughton and answered by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

6 Fire services: funding A question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool and answered by Baroness Hanham.

7 Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill A bill to make provision about the UK Green Investment Bank; to make provision about employment law; to establish and make provision about the Competition and Markets Authority and to abolish the Competition Commission and the Office of Fair Trading; to amend the Competition Act 1998 and the Enterprise Act 2002; to make provision for the reduction of legislative burdens; to make provision about copyright and rights in performances; to make provision about payments to company directors; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 45)

8 Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 45–EN)

9 Business of the House Lord Newby, on behalf of Lord Strathclyde, moved that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Tuesday 23 October to allow the Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day. The motion was agreed to.

10 Business of the House Lord Newby, on behalf of Lord Strathclyde, moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Baroness Perry of Southwark set down for today shall be limited to 3 hours and that in the name of Baroness Hooper to 2 hours. The motion was agreed to.

11 Education: development of excellence (3-hour debate) Baroness Perry of Southwark moved that this House takes note of the measures which develop excellence in education. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

12 Antarctica: centenary of Scott Expedition (2-hour debate) Baroness Hooper moved 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. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

13 Buses A question was asked by Lord Bradshaw and, after debate, answered by Earl Attlee.

The House adjourned at 5.04pm until Friday 19 October at 10.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Human Trafficking-First Annual Report of the Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group on Human Trafficking.    (8421)

2 Departmental Performance-Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Department of Health.    (-)

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft Housing Act 1996 (Additional Preference for Armed Forces) (England) Regulations 2012, laid under the Housing Act 1996.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 (1) Port Security (Port of Aberdeen) Designation Order 2012   (2607)

(2) Port Security (Port of Grangemouth) Designation Order 2012   (2608)

(3) Port Security (Port of Portland) Designation Order 2012   (2609)

(4) Port Security (Port of Tees and Hartlepool) Designation Order 2012   (2610)

(5) Port Security (Port of Workington) Designation Order 2012   (2611)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2 Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.   (2613)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 United Nations (International Tribunals) (Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda) (Amendment) Order 2012, laid under the United Nations Act 1946.   (2559)

2 Burma (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) (Suspension) Order 2012, laid under the Saint Helena Act 1833.   (2596)

3 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 for the Pension Protection Fund, laid under the Pensions Act 2004.

Prepared 19th October 2012