House of Lords Business

Monday 5 November 2012 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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 procedure will be adopted in carrying out the proposed NHS inquiry into the Liverpool Care Pathway.

Crime and Courts Bill [HL] Lord Taylor of Holbeach to move that the Crime and Courts Bill [HL] be recommitted to a Committee of the Whole House in respect of Schedules 16 and 17.

†Statute Law (Repeals) Bill [HL] (Consolidation Bill) Second Reading [Lord McNally]

Lord Astor of Hever to move that this House takes note of the role of the armed forces and their contribution to the United Kingdom.

Baroness Hanham to move that this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government’s policies on planning.

The Earl of Selborne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect the future of the British ash tree. (1½ hours)

Future Business 

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 2 November.

Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012 Lord De Mauley to move that the draft Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012 laid before the House on 12 July be approved. 7th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 24 October

Financial Services Bill Report [Lord Sassoon]

Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Lord Freud to move that the draft Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012 laid before the House on 28 June be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 7th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 15 October (Dinner break business)

Lord McKenzie of Luton to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end to insert "but this House regrets that the measures under the draft Regulations to introduce size criteria restrictions to the calculation of housing benefit for working age claimants living in the social rented sector are blunt and take no account of whether alternative accommodation is available; will result in cuts to the incomes of some of the poorest in society; fail to provide sufficient safeguards to protect the most vulnerable claimants and ensure that they are not pushed into poverty and homelessness; will not achieve their aim of tackling under-occupancy; and will risk costing more than they will save."

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Freud] 7th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 10th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Hanham] 7th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to promote the teaching of Classics in schools. (1 hour)

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the United Kingdom’s relationship with Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus. (1 hour) [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Advisory Board, European Azerbaijan Society
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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.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
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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.

Civil Aviation Bill Report [Earl Attlee]

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking regarding the challenges faced by the Welsh economy, and how they are ensuring that the Welsh and United Kingdom governments work closely together in the interests of the Welsh people. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

Baroness Doocey to move that this House takes note of the long-term legacy for the UK from the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Baroness Walmsley to move that this House takes note of the importance of early years education.

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. (1½ hours)

Friday 9 November at 10.00am

Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill Second Reading [Lord Laming]

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

Online Safety Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Howe of Idlicote]

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

Airports (Amendment) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Empey]

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

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

*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.

†*Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that secondary school children learn about responsibilities of parenthood.

Wednesday 14 November at 11.00am

*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 transit through the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam 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.

Monday 19 November at 2.30pm

*The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their proposals to change the school qualifications system, what plans they have in relation to the teaching of the arts in secondary schools, including visual arts, drama, music and dance.

*Lord Monks to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for employment rights to be exchangeable for shares.

*Baroness Jenkin of Kennington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to extend the programme to eradicate polio to ensure an expanded contribution from non-governmental donors.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the development of commonhold properties by means of the guarantees to be given under the Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill.

Tuesday 20 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Clark of Windermere to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

*Lord Cotter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage young people to pursue careers in the science and technology based industries, and in manufacturing.

*Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the legal and diplomatic implications of the use of drones across national boundaries.

Wednesday 21 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Amnesty International report Rwanda: shrouded in secrecy.

*Baroness Sherlock to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Earl Howe on 8 February (HL Deb, col 273), what action they have taken to ensure mental health is treated on a par with other National Health Service services.

*The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to roll out the Staying Put scheme across England and Wales.

Thursday 22 November at 11.00am

*Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to ensure that children are protected against physical and sexual abuse.

*Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are providing to men seeking to control their violent or abusive behaviour; and how they are supporting organisations and Partner Support Projects that assist those men.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to help small and medium-sized enterprises to access sources of finance.

Monday 26 November at 2.30pm

*Lord McAvoy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what instructions they have given to ATOS regarding its employment of outside personnel to carry out medical assessments.

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to raise the status and quality of vocational education.

*Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding they will make available to help young people with special educational needs to enter apprenticeships.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they will hold with the government of Germany regarding the future role of the United Kingdom in the European Union.

Tuesday 27 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government by how much the BBC World Service budget has been reduced in the current financial year; and what plans they have for funding the World Service in the future.

*Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to enable the Welsh Government to have greater tax varying and borrowing powers.

*Lord Bach to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to enable people to receive legal advice for social welfare law problems once they are not able to receive legal aid for that advice after 1 April 2013.

Wednesday 28 November at 3.00pm

*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to mark the 95th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration; and what is their current assessment of the welfare of Israelis and Palestinians.

†*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce legislation to give local authorities control over the digging up of streets so as to minimise disruption to both residents and traffic.

The question in the name of Baroness Sharples has been withdrawn.

†*Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they have received on the consequences for the European Union membership of the remainder of the United Kingdom should Scotland secede.

†Thursday 29 November at 11.00am

†*Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to endorse the standards of care for people living with HIV published by the British HIV Association on 29 November.

†*Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making on establishing social care apprenticeships; and how voluntary registration of social care workers will assist apprentices and staff to provide the quality of care required in domiciliary and community settings.

†*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution they propose nuclear generation should make to a balanced energy policy.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

Lord Browne of Ladyton to move that this House takes note of the case for intensified discussions on multilateral nuclear disarmament with China.

Lord Bradshaw to move that this House takes note of the present situation regarding railway franchising in the United Kingdom.

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to move that this House takes note of the role of specialist evidence in the reconfigurations of NHS structures and processes.

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 

Baroness Smith of Basildon to move that this House takes note of the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (Cm 8423). 9th 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.

Lord Scott of Foscote to move that this House regrets that the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Armed Forces) (Amendment) Order 2012 (SI 2505/2012) fails to comply with the judgement given on 4 December 2008 in S and Marper v United Kingdom and further regrets that the failure of the Secretary of State to exercise the power under section 120(1) of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 to bring into force Chapter 1 of Part 1 of that Act perpetuates the likelihood of breaches of human rights under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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 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.
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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 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)
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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 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)

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.
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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)

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 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)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the United Kingdom’s relationship with Morocco. (19 October)

Lord Palmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of Air Passenger Duty. (29 October)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 1 November and due for answer by 15 November.

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was spent by (1) the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and (2) each of its agencies, on (a) inland, and (b) overseas, travel in each of the last five years for which figures are available.   HL3032

Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many senior civil servants at the Ministry of Defence are on secondment to companies or organisations in the United Kingdom; how many were seconded to such companies or organisations in 2011; and to which companies and organisations they are or were seconded.   HL3033

Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many senior civil servants at the Department for Work and Pensions are on secondment to companies or organisations in the United Kingdom; how many were seconded to such companies or organisations in 2011; and to which companies and organisations they are or were seconded.   HL3034

Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many senior civil servants at the Ministry of Justice are on secondment to companies or organisations in the United Kingdom; how many were seconded to such companies or organisations in 2011; and to which companies and organisations they are or were seconded.   HL3035

Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many senior civil servants at the Department of Health are on secondment to companies or organisations in the United Kingdom; how many were seconded to such companies or organisations in 2011; and to which companies and organisations they are or were seconded.   HL3036

Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many senior civil servants at the Department for International Development are on secondment to companies or organisations in the United Kingdom; how many were seconded to such companies or organisations in 2011; and to which companies and organisations they are or were seconded.   HL3037

Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many senior civil servants at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport are on secondment to companies or organisations in the United Kingdom; how many were seconded to such companies or organisations in 2011; and to which companies and organisations they are or were seconded.   HL3038

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have about the attack on St. Rita’s Church, Kaduna, Nigeria, on 28 October; and what is their assessment of the role played by Boko Haram in that attack.   HL3039

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in establishing whether or not there are links between Boko Haram and organisations and individuals in the United Kingdom.   HL3040

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by the Prime Minister on 31 October (HC Deb, col 229–230) that Sir John Holmes was conducting a review into the award of the Ushakov medal to Arctic convoy veterans, when they expect that report to be concluded; and when a decision will be made about the award of the Ushakov medal to veterans.   HL3041

Lord Knight of Weymouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding has been or will be allocated to the Northumberland National Park by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for each of the five years from 2010.   HL3042

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they give to rail franchise operators about upgrades of off-peak rail tickets; and whether that guidance covers retrospective charges for outgoing journeys when return journeys only are upgraded.   HL3043

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Egypt about that country’s position on the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.
   HL3044

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the potential impact, and likelihood, of any transfer of chemical weapons or missiles from Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
   HL3045

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel about that country’s exercise of its responsibilities under the Geneva Convention for the welfare of those under its occupation, and in particular about Israel bearing the cost of meeting those responsibilities.   HL3046

Lord Grantchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the appearance of new animal diseases in the United Kingdom, whether they will ensure that under Project Surveillance 2014 the Animal Health Veterinary Laboratory Agency will assess the usefulness of new tests with a view both to quality and to value for money; and what steps they are taking to work with vets and incineration centres to ensure the long-term viability of agricultural production and the welfare of animals.
   [I]Category 5: Land and property
Land and property in Cheshire, including dairy farm in receipt of EU payments through Rural Payments Agency
 HL3047

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 30 October (WA 114–5) stating that global temperatures have risen less than 1 degree celsius since 1880, on what basis they assert that there has been a "long term upward trend in average global temperatures".   HL3048

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 30 October (WA 114–5) stating that there has been no significant global warming since around 1998, and deeming that period as a "shorter timescale", how many years of non-warming they consider would constitute a "long-term trend".   HL3049

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 30 October (WA 114–5), whether they consider a rise in global temperature of 0.8 degrees celsius since 1880 to be significant.   HL3050

Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases from Ormskirk have been listed at Ormskirk Youth Court on each date of sitting since the closure of youth courts in south-west Lancashire on 1 July; and how many cases from Chorley or South Ribble have been listed each day for the same period.   HL3051

Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases from Preston have been listed at Preston Youth Court each day since 1 July.   HL3052

Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many youth cases which originated from Chorley, South Ribble and Ormskirk Magistrates Courts have been listed on each day since 1 July.   HL3053

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the medium- and long-term future of the Thames Flood Barrier.   HL3054

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed with other European Union member states the benefits of openness and transparency in dealing with the financial crisis affecting European Union citizens.   HL3055

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider seconding people with direct experience of the manufacturing sector to the Civil Service in order to guide the implementation of Lord Heseltine’s review No stone unturned in pursuit of growth.   HL3056

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the direct experience of work in the manufacturing sector of each minister involved in the assessment and implementation of Lord Heseltine’s review No stone unturned in pursuit of growth.   HL3057

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that police and crime commissioners and local authorities implement national strategies to prevent and eliminate domestic violence.   HL3058

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are prioritising to assist local multi-agency service providers, including general practitioners, schools, police forces and social services, in detection and prevention of domestic violence against women and girls.   HL3059

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the cost to local authorities of severe weather experienced in the last six months and what additional funding they will make available to them.   HL3060

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the comments by the Polish Minister of Regional Development, Elzbieta Bienkowska, on their approach to negotiations on the European Union multiannual financial framework.   HL3061

Lord MacKenzie of Culkein to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the availability of merchant ships which can be requisitioned in the event of any unforeseen conflict or emergency.   HL3062

Lord MacKenzie of Culkein to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take in respect of the substantial reduction in the number of United Kingdom seafarers working on tonnage tax ships.   HL3063

Lord MacKenzie of Culkein to ask Her Majesty’s Government why permission was not given to the salvors of MSC Flaminia to tow the vessel into a place of safety in United Kingdom coastal waters.
   HL3064

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the system of reporting incidents of Schmallenberg disease in cattle and sheep by (1) farmers to vets, (2) vets to the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA), and (3) the VLA to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, is recorded and resourced.   [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
 HL3065

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on providing certificates for those awarded the English Baccalaureate.   HL3066

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to which body should be responsible for awarding the English Baccalaureate.   HL3067

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the costs of providing certificates for those awarded the English Baccalaureate.   HL3068

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to awarding different grades for the English Baccalaureate.   HL3069

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 22 October (WA 6–7), how in next summer’s cull they will verify that the correct percentage of badgers has been culled in order to meet the 70 per cent target.   HL3070

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of increased badger numbers in Somerset and Gloucester, whether local farmers will continue to fund the total cost of the proposed badger cull in those areas.   HL3071

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure differing scientific views regarding the use of badger culling to control bovine tuberculosis are considered by the public; and whether they will place copies of all relevant papers in the Library of the House.
   HL3072

Lord Willis of Knaresborough what was the cost of (1) child benefit and (2) child tax credit paid to families on behalf of 16-19 year olds in full-time further education and unwaged training in England for the financial years 2008–09 to 2011–12 inclusive; and what is the estimated cost for the financial year 2012–13.   HL3073

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the proportion of the national debt that would pass to Scotland if Scotland left the United Kingdom.
   HL3074

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much research funding is allocated to Scottish universities from the United Kingdom Research Councils under the current Comprehensive Spending Review.   HL3075

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Newby on 24 September (WA 260), whether they will reappraise the risk attached to the import of diseased horses; and whether they will seek agreement with France and the Republic of Ireland that the Tripartite Agreement should revert to its original form and cover fit high-value horses.   HL3076

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of recent cases of ash dieback disease in the United Kingdom, what steps they are taking to identify other risks arising from the importation of plants and animals.   HL3077

The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities for the United Kingdom Presidency of the G8 in 2013.   HL3078

The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of climate change on global food security.   HL3079

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the National Audit Office’s calculation that by 2017 nearly half of local authorities in England will have twice as many housing benefit claimants as two bedroom dwellings available to rent.   HL3080

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to mitigate against an increase in homelessness as a result of reforms in housing benefit.   HL3081

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of reforms in housing benefit on social cohesion.   HL3082

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that child benefit reforms will not increase debt and reduce income for middle income families.   HL3083

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

25 July (8 August)

HL2090 Baroness Gardner of Parkes [HO]

1 October (15 October)

HL2278 Lord Campbell-Savours [DCLG]

8 October (22 October)

HL2365 Lord Beecham [DCLG]

HL2368 Lord Beecham [DCLG]

11 October (25 October)

HL2536 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DWP]

HL2537 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DWP]

15 October (29 October)

HL2574 Lord Laird [CO]

HL2575 Lord Laird [CO]

16 October (30 October)

HL2619 Lord Alton of Liverpool [FCO]

17 October (31 October)

HL2651 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [MoD]

HL2664 Lord Burnett [MoD]

18 October (1 November)

HL2678 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL2681 Baroness Tonge [FCO]

HL2692 Lord Browne of Ladyton [HMT]

HL2695 The Earl of Shrewsbury [HO]

HL2699 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [DfE]

HL2705 Lord Marlesford [CO]

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

[CO] 3

[DCLG] 3

[DfE] 1

[DWP] 2

[FCO] 2

[HMT] 2

[HO] 2

[MoD] 2

       

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Company Remuneration [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

9 November

Airports (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

9 November

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

5 November

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (Scottish and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

 

Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy)

Private Member’s

9 November

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

   

Caravan Sites [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Electoral Registration and Administration (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Inheritance (Cohabitants) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Civil Aviation

Government

7 November

Justice and Security [HL]

Government

 

Financial Services (Scottish and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

6 November

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

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

 

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

Government

 

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

Private

 

City of London (Various Powers) [HL]

Private

 

Measure in Progress 

     

Waiting for Affirmative Approval

   

Church of England Marriage (Amendment) Measure

   

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 Public Bodies (Abolition of the Railway Heritage Committee) Order 2013

   

Draft Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 Amendment Regulations 2012

   

Draft Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2012

   

Draft Charitable Incorporated Organisations (Insolvency and Dissolution) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Charitable Incorporated Organisations (Consequential Amendments) Order 2012

   

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

   

Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Companies Obligation) Order 2012

   

Draft Electoral Registration Data Schemes (No. 2) Order 2012

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Arbitration Tribunal) Order 2013

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of British Shipbuilders) Order 2013

   

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

 

6 November

Draft Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012

10th Report

6 November

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012

7th Report

6 November

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

 

6 November

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Child Support Management of Payments and Arrears (Amendment) Regulations 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 Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

   

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

   

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2013

   

Draft Disabled People’s Right to Control (Pilot Scheme) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee.

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

10th Report

   

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 565)

2 November

 

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

 

11th Report

   

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Short Selling) Regulations 2012

17 November

 

12th Report

   

Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation) (England) Order 2012

25 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

7 November

Public Bodies Orders in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Orders waiting for consideration by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Draft Public Bodies (Water Supply and Water Quality Fees) Order 2012

5 December

 

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Railway Heritage Committee) Order 2013

12 December

 

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Arbitration Tribunal) Order 2013

15 December

 

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of British Shipbuilders) Order 2013

15 December

 
     

Draft Order awaiting further consideration by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee under the enhanced affirmative procedure

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board) Order 2013 12th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

18 December

 

Committees 

Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords’ rooms in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheet. Only the next meeting of each Committee is listed below. Further details of these meetings, and of planned further meetings, may be found in the House of Lords Committees Weekly Bulletin.

Monday 5 November

   

European Union

EU Sub Committee B Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment

4.00pm

Tuesday 6 November

   

Public Service and Demographic Change

Select Committee

9.30am

Adoption

Select Committee

10.00am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

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 7 November

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education


in Brussels

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection


in Brussels

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

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 8 November

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Select Committee

10.30am

Monday 12 November

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 14 November

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Wednesday 21 November

   

Consolidation Bills

Joint Committee

10.00am
in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

Monday 3 December

   

Procedure of the House

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Tuesday 4 December

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 1 November 2012 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Wakefield.

1 Lord Deighton Paul Clive Deighton, Esquire, having been created Baron Deighton, of Carshalton in the County of Surrey, for life by Letters Patent dated 1 November 2012, was introduced between Lord Mitchell and Lord Coe, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Public Business

2 Flooding: defence programme A question was asked by Lord Beecham, on behalf of Baroness Quin, and answered by Lord De Mauley.

3 Schmallenberg virus A question was asked by Baroness Masham of Ilton and answered by Lord De Mauley.

4 Iraq: Camp Liberty A question was asked by Lord Maginnis of Drumglass and answered by Baroness Warsi.

5 Scotland: Trident nuclear deterrent A question was asked by Lord McAvoy and answered by Lord Astor of Hever.

6 Business of the House Baroness Anelay of St Johns, on behalf of Lord Strathclyde, moved that the debates on the motions in the names of Baroness Henig and Lord Filkin set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours. The motion was agreed to.

7 Police service: new governance structure (2½-hour debate) Baroness Henig moved that this House takes note of the future of the police service in the light of the new governance structure. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

8 House of Lords: working practices (2½-hour debate) Lord Filkin moved 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. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

9 Armed Forces: Reserve Forces A question was asked by Lord Freeman and, after debate, answered by Lord Astor of Hever.

The House adjourned at 6.06pm until Monday 5 November at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Public Bodies Orders

The following orders were laid before the House under section 11 of the Public Bodies Act 2011:

1 Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Arbitration Tribunal) Order 2013.

2 Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of British Shipbuilders) Order 2013.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Energy Act 2004 (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (2723)

2 Local Policing Bodies (Consequential Amendments No. 2) Regulations 2012, laid under the Police Reform Act 2002.   (2732)

3 (1) Local Policing Bodies (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provision) Order 2012   (2733)

(2) Police and Crime Panels (Application of Local Authority Enactments) Regulations 2012   (2734)

laid under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report for 2011–12 of the Royal Mail Group Ltd. on Postal Heritage, laid under the Postal Services Act 2011.

2 Accounts for 2011–12 of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Chelsea Hospital Act 1876 .

3 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Serious Fraud Office, laid under the Criminal Justice Act 1987.

Prepared 2nd November 2012