House of Lords Business

Friday 9 November 2012 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.

Future Business 

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.

Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) Regulations 2012 Baroness Hanham to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 July be approved. 7th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 6 November

Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012 Lord Freud to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 16 July be approved. 7th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 10th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 6 November

Financial Services Bill Report (day 2) [Lord Sassoon]

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 9 November.

Civil Aviation Bill Third Reading [Earl Attlee]

Crime and Courts Bill [HL] Committee (on re-Commitment) (in respect of Schedules 16 and 17) [Lord McNally] 2nd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 2nd Report from the Constitution Committee

Baroness O’Cathain to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Report of the European Union Committee on Women on Boards (5th Report, HL Paper 58), what is their position on proposed EU action to increase gender diversity on boards. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill Second Reading [Lord Marland]

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.

Procedure of the House The Chairman of Committees to move that the 2nd Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 54) be agreed to.

Lord McColl of Dulwich to move that this House takes note of the rate of obesity in the United Kingdom. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to move that this House takes note of progress towards the successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

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.

*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.

Monday 3 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on public protection of the reduction in police numbers.

*Lord Wood of Anfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what legal advice they have received on whether a pre-emptive military strike on Iran would violate international law.

*Lord Liddle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities for the December meeting of the European Council.

*Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will recognise the British Transport Police for the purposes of the Firearms Act 1968.

Tuesday 4 December at 2.30pm

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

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the performance to date of the Funding for Lending scheme.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the operation and turnout of the elections for Police and Crime Commissioners.

Wednesday 5 December at 3.00pm

*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the scope of the review of the national adult autism strategy, due to take place in 2013.

*Lord Knight of Weymouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have introduced to boost rural employment in the United Kingdom.

*Baroness Ford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any plans to extend or improve the range of retail savings products offered by National Savings and Investments.

†Thursday 6 December at 11.00am

†*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the UK–Israel Life Sciences Council.

†*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the Department of Health’s budget for the 2010/11 and 2011/12 financial years was unspent.

†*Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making with the reconfiguration of NHS hospital services.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 27 November for debate on 13 December. 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Baroness Emerton to move that this House takes note of the quality and future of nursing education.

Lord Morris of Aberavon to move that this House takes note of the cost of type 1 and type 2 diabetes to the National Health Service.

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.

Baroness Hooper to move that this House takes note of developments in Latin America.

Viscount Falkland to move that this House takes note of the state and future of the book trade.

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

Lord Harrison to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on MiFID II: Getting it Right for the City and EU Financial Services Industry (2nd Report, HL Paper 28). 10 July 2012

Lord Teverson to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Turning the Tide on Piracy, Building Somalia’s future: Follow-up report on the EU’s Operation Atalanta and beyond (3rd Report, HL Paper 43). 21 August 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 2012/1640) 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 2012/2505) 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.

Cumbria (Electoral Changes) Order 2012 Lord Liddle to move to resolve that the draft Order, laid before the House on 15 October, be not made.

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)

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 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 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.
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)

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)

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)

Baroness Emerton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendations of the report of the Commission established by the Royal College of Nursing Quality and Compassion: the future of nursing education. (5 November)

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve care in the community for elderly patients. (5 November)

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report by the Future Homes Commission Building the Homes and Communities Britain Needs. (6 November)

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they are making to promote a peaceful resolution to the situation in Gaza and the West Bank. (7 November)

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the efficacy of the regulation of the legal profession. (8 November) [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Bar Standards Board

Questions for Written Answer 

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

Lord Patel of Blackburn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of planned reductions in child benefit on the contribution of family spending to economic recovery.   HL3228

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made in the last 12 months to the government of Turkey about the prosecution of journalists; whether they have raised with the government of Turkey the case of the trial of Fazil Say; and if so, with whom and with what response.   HL3229

Lord Ryder of Wensum to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress the Department for Transport has made since May 2010 in respect of commitments relevant to it in the Coalition Agreement.   HL3230

Lord Ryder of Wensum to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress the Department of Energy and Climate Change has made since May 2010 in respect of commitments relevant to it in the Coalition Agreement.   HL3231

Lord Ryder of Wensum to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has made since May 2010 in respect of commitments relevant to it in the Coalition Agreement.   HL3232

Lord Ryder of Wensum to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has made since May 2010 in respect of commitments relevant to it in the Coalition Agreement.   HL3233

Lord Ryder of Wensum to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress the Department of Health has made since May 2010 in respect of commitments relevant to it in the Coalition Agreement.
   HL3234

Lord Ryder of Wensum to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress the Home Office has made since May 2010 in respect of commitments relevant to it in the Coalition Agreement.   HL3235

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their forecast of the impact on employment of the substitution of the living wage for the national minimum wage.   HL3236

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Strathclyde on 7 November (WA 210), whether the Prime Minister intends to fulfil his commitment to ensure that the composition of the House of Lords reflects the share of votes secured by each political party at the most recent general election; and, if so, when.   HL3237

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Abersoch on 9 December 2009 (WA 129–30), with how many countries the European Union has free trade agreements; and with how many it is negotiating such agreements.   HL3238

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent remarks of the Prime Minister of Israel about regional peace; and whether they will ask him for confidential details of his proposals.   HL3239

Lord Framlingham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have completely banned the import of ash trees from Europe; and, if so, when that ban came into effect; how long it will last; and on what legal basis it is being implemented.   HL3240

Lord Framlingham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ban the import from Europe of tree species affected by new diseases.   HL3241

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual cost of each prisoner place at HM Prison Oakwood.   HL3242

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the staff to prisoner ratio at HM Prison Oakwood.   HL3243

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reception staff are routinely on duty each day after 6.00pm at HM Prison Oakwood.   HL3244

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether prisoners at HM Prison Oakwood receive education and training in bricklaying, plumbing, electrical skills and carpentry.   HL3245

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the basic, standard and enhanced wages for prisoners at HM Prison Oakwood.   HL3246

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how applications and complaints are dealt with at HM Prison Oakwood.   HL3247

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 30 October (WA 125), whether they are working with the European Commission to ensure that the Commission adopts as policy the provision of humanitarian aid without exception to provide safe abortion care for victims of rape in armed conflict.   HL3248

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether United Kingdom diplomatic missions in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem purchase settlement goods.   HL3249

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with the government of Israel about the recommendation in the recent report Children in Military Custody that all interrogations be audio-visually recorded.   HL3250

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are under any treaty-based obligation to realise the right to self-determination of the Palestinian people.   HL3251

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the report Trading away peace, whether they will impose import restrictions on goods and services from Israel’s settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.   HL3252

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed with the government of Israel the destruction of olive trees, pollution of water supplies and unannounced closures of agricultural roads by settlers and military personnel in the Salfit Governorate of the Occupied Palestinian Territories.   HL3253

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on police protection for medical researchers working on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis.   HL3254

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Civil Aviation Authority is required to publish details of its income sources; and, if so, whether they will provide the details.
   HL3255

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 5 July (WA 36–7), what measures are in force to prevent conflict of interests in the exercise by the Civil Aviation Authority of its duties to enforce the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 where it concerns aircrew and passengers on board aircraft, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002 and the Civil Aviation (Working Time) Regulations 2004 (as amended), and the Authority’s funding arrangements.   HL3256

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of secondary school pupils (1) overall, and (2) entering academies in 2011–12 and 2012–13 had special educational needs.   HL3257

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance and resources they have given to schools and colleges regarding the curriculum to be offered to young people required to stay in education to age 17 from 2013.   HL3258

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will support young people eligible for free school meals who are required to stay in education to age 17 from 2013 and elect to do so in a further education college where free school meals are not provided.   HL3259

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will maintain the network of school breakfast clubs.   HL3260

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that all young people continue to participate in school sport; and what funding they will provide beyond 2012–13 to support a comprehensive school sport service.   HL3261

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are monitoring changes to the National Careers Service; and what steps they are taking to ensure that the quality of advice to young people is improved.   HL3262

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will discuss with the government of Sudan the case for humanitarian access by aid agencies to displaced persons facing starvation in South Kordofan.   HL3263

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to assist aid agencies to pre-position food supplies for refugees entering South Sudan from South Kordofan in order to meet their needs and discourage mass migration.   HL3264

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of conditions in Yida refugee camp in Unity state in South Sudan; whether those conditions have recently deteriorated; and, if so, whether relocation further from the Sudan border will be in the interests of the refugees.
   HL3265

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 following the cases at HSBC and Standard Chartered.   HL3266

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Strathclyde on 24 October (WA 67), why his response did not state how much was charged to news organisations and the Conservative Party or the date on which they received funds from the Party, as the original question asked.   HL3267

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Strathclyde on 24 October (WA 67), why names of individuals are not normally disclosed; and why the answer did not give the names of those who travelled with the Prime Minister on a chartered flight to the United States on 13 March.   HL3268

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have received on recent mass executions in Iran; how many executions they estimate to have occurred in Iran during 2011; and when they last raised the use of capital punishment in Iran at the General Assembly of the United Nations, in the Security Council, or with other European Union member states.   HL3269

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have received regarding self-immolations in Tibet on 7 and 8 November.   HL3270

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have received about the possible use of Chinese security forces to prevent dissent in Tibet during the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.   HL3271

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Garden of Frognal on 5 November (WA 168), when the journal article detailing progress with somatic cell nuclear transfer was first submitted for publication; to which open-access journals it has already been submitted; and to what extent they consider that data presented at the workshop convened by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and the Medical Research Council in June 2010 has been publicly reported given that the chief communications officer for CIRM has stated that its scientific workshops are by invitation only, and invited participants were assured that unpublished information need not be made public.   HL3272

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

1 October (15 October)

HL2278 Lord Campbell-Savours [DCLG]

15 October (29 October)

HL2575 Lord Laird [CO]

18 October (1 November)

HL2695 The Earl of Shrewsbury [HO]

22 October (5 November)

HL2740 Baroness Hamwee [HO]

HL2742 Lord Alton of Liverpool [HO]

HL2771 Lord Dykes [DfE]

23 October (6 November)

HL2802 Lord Laird [MoD]

24 October (7 November)

HL2837 Lord Jopling [CO]

HL2839 Lord Berkeley [MoD]

HL2844 Lord Tebbit [MoJ]

HL2845 Lord Tebbit [MoD]

HL2847 Lord Norton of Louth [CO]

HL2848 Lord Norton of Louth [CO]

25 October (8 November)

HL2870 Lord Grocott [CO]

HL2872 Baroness Smith of Basildon [HO]

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

[CO] 5

[DCLG] 1

[DfE] 1

[HO] 4

[MoD] 3

[MoJ] 1

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

 

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

Government

14 November

Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy)

Private Member’s

9 November

Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) [HL] (Scottish Law Commission Bill)

Government

 

Referred to the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills

   

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

Government

21 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

 

Re-Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Crime and Courts [HL] (in respect of Schedules 16 and 17) (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

13 November

Waiting for Report

   

Justice and Security [HL]

Government

 

Financial Services (Scottish and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

12 November

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Civil Aviation

Government

13 November

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 Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 Amendment Regulations 2012

   

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

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of British Shipbuilders) Order 2013

   

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) (No. 2) 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 Child Support Management of Payments and Arrears (Amendment) Regulations 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

   

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

12 November

Draft Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012

10th Report

12 November

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

   

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

13th Report

 

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

   

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

 

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

 

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary procedure

Draft Order laid before the House and referred to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Constitution of Veterinary Surgeons Preliminary Investigation and Disciplinary Committees) Order 2013

5 November

Affirmative

Special Procedure Orders in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Expiry of period

Waiting for expiry of resolution period

   

Borough of Stevenage (Ferrier Road) Compulsory Purchase Order 2009

16 October

26 November

     

Referred to a Joint Committee

Date of Laying

Expiry of period

Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011

29 November 2011

21 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 (Abolition of the Railway Heritage Committee) Order 2013 10th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

12 December

 

Draft Order reported from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Draft Public Bodies (Water Supply and Water Quality Fees) Order 2012 13th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

5 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 12 November

   

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Select Committee


in Munich

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment

4.00pm

Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards

Joint Committee

4.15pm
in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

Tuesday 13 November

   

Public Service and Demographic Change

Select Committee

9.30am

Adoption

Select Committee

10.00am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Select Committee

12 noon

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 14 November

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

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

10.30am

Tuesday 20 November

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Wednesday 21 November

   

Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011

Joint Committee

9.30am

Consolidation Bills

Joint Committee

10.00am
in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 22 November

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

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

Thursday 6 December

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 12 December

   

Information

Domestic Committee

3.45pm

Tuesday 18 December

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 8 November 2012 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Norwich.

1 Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Lord Hope of Thornes for the remainder of this Parliament.

Public Business

2 Syria A question was asked by Lord James of Blackheath and answered by Baroness Warsi.

3 House of Lords: size A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Lord Strathclyde.

4 Police and crime commissioners: violence against women and girls A question was asked by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon and answered by Baroness Stowell of Beeston.

5 Living wage A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.

6 Business of the House Lord Strathclyde moved that Standing Order 30 (No Lord to speak more than once to a Motion) be dispensed with during the Report stage of the Financial Services Bill so far as is necessary to enable debates on amendments Nos 70 and 80 (concerned with LIBOR) to be conducted as if the House were in Committee. The motion was agreed to.

7 Business of the House Lord Strathclyde moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Baroness Doocey set down for today shall be limited to 3 hours and that in the name of Baroness Walmsley to 2 hours. The motion was agreed to.

8 Public Service and Demographic Change The Chairman of Committees moved that Lord Hutton of Furness be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Touhig, resigned. The motion was agreed to.

9 Adoption The Chairman of Committees moved, further to the resolution of the House of 29 May 2012 appointing a Select Committee to consider the statute law about adoption, and to make recommendations, that the Committee do also consider and report on the draft legislation on adoption laid before the House on 7 November 2012 (Cm 8473) and that the Committee do report on the draft legislation by 21 December 2012. The motion was agreed to.

10 Draft Care and Support Bill Lord Strathclyde moved that it is expedient that a joint committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the draft Care and Support Bill presented to both Houses on 11 July 2012 (Cm 8386) and that the committee should report on the draft Bill by 7 March 2013. The motion was agreed to and a message was sent to the Commons.

11 Contracting Out (Local Authorities Social Services Functions) (England) (Amendment) Order 2012 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

12 Housing Act 1996 (Additional Preference for Armed Forces) (England) Regulations 2012 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

13 Legal Services Act 2007 (The Law Society) (Modification of Functions) (Amendment) Order 2012 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

14 Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

15 District Electoral Areas Commissioner (Northern Ireland) Order 2012 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

16 Child Support Management of Payments and Arrears (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Lord Strathclyde moved that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

17 Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012 (3-hour debate) Baroness Doocey moved that this House takes note of the long-term legacy for the UK from the Olympic and Paralympic Games. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

18 Education: early years (2-hour debate) Baroness Walmsley moved that this House takes note of the importance of early years education. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

19 Future Reserves 2020 Green Paper Lord Astor of Hever repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

20 National Health Service: death at home A question was asked by Lord Warner and, after debate, answered by Earl Howe.

The House adjourned at 6.27pm until Friday 9 November 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 Finance-Treasury Minutes on the Eighty-Second Report, Session 2010–12, and on the First to the Fourth and the Sixth to the Tenth Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts.    (8467)

2 Defence-Future Reserves 2020: Delivering the Nation’s Security Together: Government consultation document.    (8475)

3 Children-Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-Operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children.    (8477)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Feed-in Tariffs Order 2012, laid under the Energy Act 2008.   (2782)

2 Child Support (Meaning of Child and New Calculation Rules) (Consequential and Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Child Support Act 1991.   (2785)

3 Excise Goods (Holding, Movement and Duty Point) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (2786)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman on the review of complaint handling by the NHS in England 2011–12, laid under the Health Service Commissioners Act 1993.

2 Report for the period 1 November 2011 to 31 October 2012 of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, and Independent Monitor for Entry Clearance Refusals without the right of appeal, laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

3 (1) Minute from the Ministry of Defence concerning the making of a call-out Order to authorise the call-out of Members of the Reserve Forces

(2) Minute from the Ministry of Defence concerning the making of a call-out Order to authorise the call-out of Members of the Reserve Forces

laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996.

Prepared 8th November 2012