House of Lords Business

Tuesday 30 November 2010 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to garner support from other member states for the resolution on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty, to be considered at the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

*Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the growth in the number of unpaid interns, particularly in the London area; and how this relates to the minimum wage.

*The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to ensure that the Wedgwood Museum and its collection will be protected for future generations.

†*Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that passive smoking annually kills 600,000 people worldwide, and to the recommendation that the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control be immediately enforced.

Baroness McDonagh to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill has been committed that they divide the Bill in two so as to separate the provisions relating to the Parliamentary voting system from those relating to constituencies.

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill Committee [Lord McNally] 7th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Baroness Ford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to increase the provision of epilepsy services. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further measures they will take in respect of Iran over human rights, nuclear developments and its role in neighbouring countries. (1 hour) [I]Category 7: Overseas visits
Visit to Paris with wife, 20-21 June 2009, to speak at rally in defence of freedom in Iran; return rail fare, transport, meals and overnight hotel for self and wife paid for by members of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their current priorities as they take forward their relationship with the countries of Central Asia and South Caucasus. (1 hour) [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Management Adviser (corporate), The CCC Group of Companies (but excluding activities in the Middle East) (heavy civil and mechanical construction; upstream oil and gas; mining)
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Member of Advisory Council, Central Asia and South Caucasus Association, Asia House (promotes appreciation and understanding of Asian countries)

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what public procurement lessons they have learnt from the railways. (1 hour)

Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the value of manufacturing to the United Kingdom economy. (1 hour)

Future Business 

Wednesday 1 December at 3.00pm

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the increased membership of the House since the general election, and likely further increases, are consistent with their aim of Lords reform.

*Lord Dixon-Smith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to permit a trial of longer and heavier vehicles on roads; and what assessment they have made of the impact of the use of such vehicles on rail freight.

*Lord Stern of Brentford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the appointment procedures for the heads of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

†*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made regarding the ending of the detention of children of failed asylum seekers.

Superannuation Bill Report [Lord Wallace of Saltaire]

†Public Bodies Bill [HL] Committee (day 3) [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 5th and 6th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2010 Lord Wallace of Tankerness to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 25 October be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Dinner break business)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

†Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] Committee (day 2) [Lord Sassoon]

Thursday 2 December at 11.00am

*Lord Campbell of Alloway to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the grounds on which the European Union Court of Auditors has withheld approval of European Union budgets.

*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of sham marriages.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the implications of the Spending Review 2010 for the funding of public libraries.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to call attention to human rights abuses worldwide and to the recommendations of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission on how the Foreign and Commonwealth Office pursues human rights questions; and to move for papers.

Lord Janvrin to call attention to the case for encouraging philanthropy; and to move for papers. [I]Category 1: Directorships
Deputy Chairman, HSBC Private Bank (UK) Ltd
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Member, Development Committee, St George's Chapel Windsor
Category 10: Non-financial interests (c)
Trustee, National Portrait Gallery
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Chair of Trustees, Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Chair of Trustees, Entente-Cordiale Scholarship Scheme
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Trustee, Gurkha Welfare Trust
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Charity consultant, The Parthenon Trust (a grant-making charity)

Lord Knight of Weymouth to move that this House takes note of the Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) (Temporary Accommodation) Amendment Order 2010 (SI 2010/2509).

Friday 3 December at 10.00am

Re-Export Controls Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Alton of Liverpool]

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

House of Lords Reform Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Steel of Aikwood]

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

Monday 6 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Morgan of Drefelin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of their proposed housing benefit changes on the number of homeless children.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the decision of a number of police forces forcibly to retire police officers who have 30 years or more service.

*Baroness Williams of Crosby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the requirements for a child to be eligible for a pupil premium.

†*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking regarding the killing of livestock by a panther-like animal in Pembrokeshire.  

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill will continue.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] will continue at 3.30pm in the Moses Room.

Tuesday 7 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of "bankruptcy", as the term was used by Lord Sassoon on 1 November (HL Deb, col 1552).

*Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the statement by the Northern Ireland Secretary to the House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on 8 September, that he was "open to suggestions" from Sinn Fein on ways to vary the Parliamentary oath of allegiance to enable its MPs to take their seats at Westminster, reflects Government policy.

*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the forthcoming Autism Act 2009 statutory guidance will be effective in delivering the vision set out in the strategy document Implementing fulfilling and rewarding lives.

†Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill Second Reading (and remaining stages) [Lord Sassoon] (Money Bill)

Wednesday 8 December at 3.00pm

*The Lord Bishop of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how, when taking the Youth Justice Board into the Ministry of Justice, they will ensure that there remains a distinct focus on youth justice separate from the adult system.

*Lord Glentoran to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in light of the proposed cuts in public expenditure, how they will maintain the standard expected from HM Coastguard; and how they will protect the international reputation of the organisation.

*Baroness Hughes of Stretford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the decision to withdraw the grant from the Youth Sport Trust; and what consultations were undertaken before the decision was made.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill will continue.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Mutilations (Permitted Procedures) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley] 8th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley] 7th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) (Amendment) Order 2010 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Attlee] 8th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Post Office Network Subsidy Scheme (Amendment) Order 2010 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Wilcox] 8th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and 13th Report from the Merits Committee

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2010 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Wilcox] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and 12th Report from the Merits Committee

Thursday 9 December at 11.00am

*Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to shorten the time taken to approve adoptions, particularly adoptions of infants.

*Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage economic growth.

*Lord Tomlinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the British Chamber of Commerce’s eight-point plan for the European single market.

Lord Pendry to call attention to the role of sport in the health and wellbeing of children and young people; and to move for papers.

Baroness Thornton to call attention to the impact of cuts in grants to local authorities on the provision of social care and other public services; and to move for papers.

Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2010 Lord Wallace of Tankerness to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 25 October be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] will continue at 2.00pm in the Moses Room; and that it will conclude.

Monday 13 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Campbell of Surbiton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that disabled people are involved in the decisions taken by Ministers that affect them.

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to alleviate the hardships suffered by people living in Gaza.

*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Parliament is able effectively to hold them to account.

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to assess the impact on Family Courts of the increased number of litigants in person who will have to represent their own cases if they no longer qualify for legal aid. [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Bar Standards Board

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill will continue.

Tuesday 14 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government which powers they are seeking to repatriate from the European Union.

*Lord Davies of Coity to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce restrictions on opening times for retail premises on Remembrance Sunday.

*Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 28 October (WA 326–7), on what they spent the £1.5 million allocated to the British Indian Ocean Territory fund in 2009–10.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Public Bodies Bill [HL] will continue.

Wednesday 15 December at 3.00pm

*Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what preparations they are making for the implementation of the Olympic Truce at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

*Lord Elton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of China in the development of the infrastructure and economy of Burma and of its implications for that country and the region.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to change the National Census due in March 2021.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill will continue.

Thursday 16 December at 11.00am

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on women of their economic policies.

*Baroness Miller of Hendon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the public disorder that took place at Millbank Tower on 10 November, they will introduce public order legislation prohibiting the wearing of masks or disguises at otherwise lawful demonstrations, marches and protest meetings.

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Indonesia regarding the initiation of a dialogue with the indigenous West Papuan opposition.

Monday 20 December at 2.30pm

*The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the age of criminal responsibility as recommended in the recent report on youth justice by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children.

*Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their proposals for tailoring the benefits system to individuals’ needs.

*Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they propose the role of targets in the National Health Service should be.

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government why shares listed on the alternative investment market are excluded from eligibility from Individual Savings Accounts.

Tuesday 21 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Selsdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the announcements by the Prime Minister to appoint a number of new life peers as "working peers", what is their definition of a "working peer".

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that prisoners receive a healthy diet and are treated reasonably.

*Lord Taverne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to discourage United Kingdom universities from offering Bachelor of Science degrees for courses in alternative medicines, such as aromatherapy, reflexology and Chinese medicine.

†Wednesday 22 December at 11.00am

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of government investment in science will be protected from cuts in public expenditure; and what advice they are giving to research institutions that are affected by any cuts.

*Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government why funding for the British Council to run Language Assistants Programmes for candidates from England and Wales has been suspended.

*Lord Eden of Winton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote reform of the European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 30 November for debate on 16 December. Time limit 2½ hours

Lord Harrison to call attention to the standards and practices of public and private zoos in the United Kingdom and their relationship to European Union legislation; and to move for papers.

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to call attention to the contribution of creative and cultural industries to the economic and social wellbeing of the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to call attention to reform of the law, and to the strategy and support services, in relation to violence against women; and to move for papers.

Lord Desai to call attention to measures to alleviate poverty at home and abroad; and to move for papers.

Lord Fowler to call attention to Her Majesty’s Government’s plans for the BBC; and to move for papers.

The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to call attention to the Strategic Defence and Security Review and the military covenant; and to move for papers.

The Lord Bishop of Chester to call attention to the role of marriage and marriage support in British society 11 years after the report on Funding for Marriage Support by Sir Graham Hart; and to move for papers.

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to call attention to the situation of Dalits worldwide; and to move for papers.

Lord Hylton to call attention to Israel’s compliance with international law; and to move for papers.

Lord Bates to call attention to progress towards a United Nations Olympic Truce Resolution for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; and to move for papers.

Baroness Taylor of Bolton to call attention to the level of co-ordination between Government departments on the use of soft power in the interests of the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

Lord Touhig to call attention to the reorganisation of the National Health Service; and to move for papers.

Lord Moynihan to call attention to the implications of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico; and to move for papers.

Lord Turnberg to call attention to proposed new funding arrangements in the National Health Service; and to move for papers.

Lord Norton of Louth to call attention to the case for making greater use of pre-legislative scrutiny; and to move for papers.

Baroness McDonagh to call attention to the levels of electoral registration; and to move for papers.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to call attention to constituency boundaries for seats in the House of Commons; and to move for papers.

Baroness Hooper to call attention to recent developments in the British Overseas Territories; and to move for papers.

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to call attention to the language and terminology used in the House of Lords and their impact on public understanding of the work of the House; and to move for papers.

Lord Dykes to call attention to the current position of the print media market and to the supervision of newspapers published in the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

Lord Judd to call attention to the political situation in Chechnya and the North Caucasus, and its implications for global security; and to move for papers.

Baroness Browning to call attention to the procedures used to assess for benefits those on the autistic spectrum, those with learning disabilities and those with mental health conditions; and to move for papers.

Lord Boateng to call attention to the role of agriculture and science in achieving the Millennium Development Goals; and to move for papers.

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to call attention to the implications of bringing together general practitioners and group practices into consortia; and to move for papers.

Baroness Greenfield to call attention to the impact of digital technologies on the mind; and to move for papers.

Baroness Walmsley to call attention to the case for early intervention in public services; and to move for papers.

Lord Barnett to call attention to the case for a change in the Barnett formula to a basis of need; and to move for papers.

Lord Trefgarne to call attention to the present arrangements for monitoring and patrolling motorways; and to move for papers.

Viscount Waverley to call attention to the United Kingdom’s Global Export Promotion Programme; and to move for papers.

Lord McColl of Dulwich to call attention to obesity and its implications for public health in the next decade; and to move for papers.

Lord Crickhowell to call attention to the case for the early introduction of a statutory lane rental scheme for the management of roadworks in London; and to move for papers.

The Lord Bishop of Liverpool to call attention to the outcomes of the Cancun summit on climate change; and to move for papers.

Lord Boswell of Aynho to call attention to the Government’s third response to the all-party Parliamentary inquiry into anti-Semitism; and to move for papers.

Baroness Knight of Collingtree to call attention to the custody arrangements for children of defendants in the British courts; and to move for papers.

Lord Kakkar to call attention to the impact of the European Union on healthcare in the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

Select Committee Reports 

The date on which the report was published is in italics

Lord Carter of Coles to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Adapting to climate change: EU agriculture and forestry (8th Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 91) 30 March 2010.

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Setting priorities for publicly funded research (3rd Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 104). 1 April 2010

Lord Broers to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Radioactive Waste Management: a further update (2nd Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 95). 25 March 2010

Other Motions for Debate 

Lord Alton of Liverpool to call attention to human rights abuses worldwide and to the recommendations of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission on how the Foreign and Commonwealth Office pursues human rights questions; and to move for papers.

The Earl of Sandwich to call attention to Her Majesty’s Government’s proposals for international development policy; and to move for papers.

Lord Lucas to call attention to the place of trust in society; and to move for papers.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to call attention to the 150th anniversary of the Opium Wars and to China’s role in the world in the 21st century; and to move for papers.

Lord Hylton to move to resolve that the European Union should use its powers to prevent access to the European Union without a visa by Israeli citizens and to remove duty-free access for Israeli goods if Israeli breaches of international law continue.

Lord Selsdon to call attention to the future role of non-departmental public bodies; and to move for papers.

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to call attention to the ceremonial aspects of the House of Lords and their impact on public understanding of the work of the House; and to move for papers.

Lord Crisp to call attention to the new generation of diagnostic and therapeutic agents available for cancer; and to move for papers.

Lord Norton of Louth to call attention to the case for reducing the size of the House of Lords; and to move for papers.

Lord Dykes to call attention to the case for co-ordinated European Union defence policies; and to move for papers.

Lord Mawson to call attention to the case for a co-ordinated approach towards regeneration, in particular the new metropolitan districts in north west England and east London; and to move for papers.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to call attention to the levels of annual interest charged and other practices by some loan and credit companies; and to move for papers.

Lord Selsdon to call attention to the future role of the Royal Navy; and to move for papers.

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that fellow signatories to the Terezin Declaration on Holocaust Era Assets fulfil the obligations of the Declaration in relation to the restitution of wrongfully seized property.

Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the operation of proportional representation for elections to the European Parliament.

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the principles of global health are taught at all levels of medical education.

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for the United Kingdom of future world population growth.

Lord Jay of Ewelme to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the economic and security implications of the melting of the Arctic ice cap.

Lord Jay of Ewelme to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are they taking to support African countries in their efforts to adapt to climate change.

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce regulatory burdens on British agriculture.

Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendations of the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Parkinson’s Disease, Please mind the gap: Parkinson’s disease services today.

Viscount Bridgeman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of British hospices.

The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the military covenant will be covered by the Strategic Defence and Security Review.

Viscount Astor to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider changing the voting arrangements for British citizens residing abroad and members of the armed forces serving abroad.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking with international partners to bring to trial Joseph Kony and other leaders of the Lord’s Resistance Army at the International Criminal Court.

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to introduce the new generation of diagnostic and therapeutic agents available for cancer.

The Lord Bishop of Leicester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the safety of children, especially of children in the care of local authorities, from being groomed for sexual exploitation.

Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how their plans for disposing of the Tote take account of the interests of horse and dog racing.

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to meet Millennium Development Goal Five on improving maternal health.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all children with diabetes are able to benefit from an education at school.

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve corporate governance and accountability with respect to social and environmental issues.

Baroness Hooper to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effects of the recent European Union trade agreement concerning banana imports, and its impact on African, Caribbean and Pacific banana producers.

Baroness Hooper to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to review the work of the UK Border Agency with particular reference to the issuing of visas and passports in Latin America.

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the proposed changes to the National Health Service will not damage front-line and specialised services.

The Lord Bishop of London to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they expect to be the effects on listed places of worship of the ending of the listed places of worship grant scheme in March 2011.

The Lord Bishop of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of progress at the climate talks in Cancún.

Baroness Morris of Bolton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the United Nations International Year of Youth; and, if so, how.

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will work with the government of the United States to ensure that Israel complies with United Nations resolutions and international law.

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of progress in the Middle East peace process.

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they propose to encourage people to participate in the Big Society.

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take measures to increase the display of European Union flags alongside the national flag on official buildings in the United Kingdom.

Baroness Young of Hornsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support and promote the ethical and sustainable fashion and clothing industry.

Baroness Murphy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, No Health without Public Mental Health: the Case for Action.

Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will maintain public confidence and patient safety following the abolition of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the Human Tissue Authority.

Viscount Bridgeman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the disparity between procedures for health professionals from outside the European Union seeking to practise in the United Kingdom and the requirements for those coming from within the European Union.

Lord Norton of Louth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to establishing a Royal Commission on the law governing drug use and possession.

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution the railway heritage sector makes to education, tourism and the regional economy.

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current provision of specialist neuromuscular services in England.

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the points-based visa system introduced in November 2008 as it affects non-European Union artists, performers, academics and others intending to work in the United Kingdom.

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in securing funding for the Women’s Community Projects established under the Diverting Women from Custody Programme, when Government funding ends in March 2011.

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage early diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis and to ensure appropriate treatment.

Lord McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will implement proposals for auto-enrolment and specifically the recommendations of the Department for Work and Pensions review Making automatic enrolment work.

Lord McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will implement the recommendations in the Common Sense Common Safety report by Lord Young of Graffham.

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report of the Independent Commission on Youth Crime and Anti-social Behaviour.

Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the present arrangements for monitoring and patrolling motorways.

Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Air Passenger Duty banding on the Caribbean and other developing economies.

Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to recognise the contribution made by women put on active service by the Special Operations Executive in the Second World War.

Lord Mitchell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve interfaith dialogue in multicultural Britain.

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the impact of the Spending Review 2010 on the National Probation Service.

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to change the Barnett Formula to a basis of need.

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to offer support to 16–18-year-old students in full-time education.

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what provisions they are making to support Sudan following the forthcoming referendum.

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the recent election in Burma will affect their policy towards the pro-democracy movement and the provision of humanitarian aid.

The Earl of Selborne to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to implement the agreement reached at the meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Nagoya, Japan, in October 2010.

Lord Pannick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to increase the retirement age for all Supreme Court Justices to 75.

Baroness Rendell of Babergh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase public awareness of female genital mutilation in the United Kingdom and to bring prosecutions under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003.

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce obesity in the United Kingdom.

Viscount Younger of Leckie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to secure the future of sports in maintained schools in the context of Spending Review 2010.

Viscount Tenby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy to reduce casualties and promote safety on the roads.

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking regarding tax avoidance by business figures in the United Kingdom.

Lord Boswell of Aynho to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to tackle anti-Semitism and what assessment they have made of the success of the cross-government working group on anti-Semitism.

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote paediatric continence.

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the continued support of user-led organisations that support disabled people and the personalisation agenda.

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they view relations between the United Kingdom and Taiwan, and what plans they have to improve them.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 29 November and due for answer by 13 December.

Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the proposed reduction in the number of civil servants employed in the Home Office will have on the time taken by that department to respond to Questions for Written Answer from Members of the House of Lords.   HL4669

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the decision of the Lancashire Health Scrutiny Committee to refer to the Secretary of State the closure of the Deerplay children’s ward at Burnley General Hospital and the transfer of its functions to the Royal Blackburn Hospital, (a) when a decision by the Secretary of State is expected, and (b) what steps have been taken to prevent the movement of staff and equipment to Blackburn pending the decision of the Secretary of State.
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have given instructions to strategic health authorities and primary care trusts on whether they should go ahead with any reorganisation of health service trusts before Parliament legislates on the basis of the proposals set out in the NHS white paper Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS.   HL4671

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the report from the National Institute for Economic and Social Research on caste discrimination in Britain, in order to allow stakeholders adequate time to study the report and formulate their advice to the Government before Ministers announce their own conclusions.   HL4672

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they issue to schools regarding the amount of time schools should devote to education at each level on the health consequences of smoking, drug-taking, obesity and alcohol consumption; and what materials are available to teachers for this purpose.   HL4673

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the Bank of England will assess the economic impact of its Secure Commercial Paper Facilities.   HL4674

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 25 November, whether it is now too late for a consultation to be conducted on Sir David Walker’s recommendations on bank compensation before decisions are made by banks in respect of financial year 2010.   HL4675

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what rate of interest receivable is assumed in national accounts in respect of the debt owed by Iceland to the United Kingdom; and where this income and the attendant funding cost appear in national accounts.   HL4676

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 25 November (WA 381), on how many occasions the Governor of the Bank of England has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer explaining why the rate of consumer price inflation is more than one percentage point higher than the Government’s two per cent per annum target; and whether HM Treasury examines previous letters from the Governor to assess the veracity of the explanations given and forecasts made in those letters by the Governor.   HL4677

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 25 November (WA 381–2), what has been the aggregate increase in prices since the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) was given responsibility for inflation targeting; and how the increase compares with the level that would have been experienced if the MPC had achieved the Government’s two per cent per annum target, month by month, throughout that period.   HL4678

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 25 November (WA 388–9), what responsibility HM Treasury takes for the form or consequences of the policy known as quantitative easing.   HL4679

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 30 June (WA 282) and 23 November (WA 297), how the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) scrutinised the cloning of embryos using nuclei from a patient with type 1 diabetes and concluded that this could "be applied in developing treatments for serious disease", if the steps to be taken to counteract the ataman response have never been detailed in any relevant research application submitted to the HFEA.   HL4680

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 24 November (WA 339–40), when the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority first required that non-confidential information should also be kept confidential; which licensed centres have requested this practice; what information was conveyed by the Authority to any newspaper reporters regarding incidents at centre 0102; and when the Authority sought prior agreement of complainants at centre 0102 before disclosing relevant documents.   HL4681

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Earl Howe on 13 October (HL Deb, col 511), what is the anticipated timetable for transferring the current functions of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.   HL4682

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 24 November (WA 339–40), and in view of their proposal to transfer to other bodies the functions of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), when the conclusions of the HFEA’s investigation of a complaint regarding incidents at centre 0102 are expected to be made available; when the Authority first began to investigate this complaint; and whether an anticipated date for resolution of the complaint has already been communicated to centre 0102.   HL4683

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Earl Howe on 24 November (WS 101–2), whether it is customary for the holder of a licence from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to present unpublished data generated primarily by a separate research group at a meeting for which the minutes were previously published on the HFEA website; whether permission from any separate research groups for unpublished data to be presented in this way was disclosed to members of the HFEA; and which were the licensed centres making representations at the relevant meeting of the Authority’s Research Licence Committee on 14 September 2006.   HL4684

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Earl Howe on 24 November (WS 101–2), which individuals either currently or recently employed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority were also present at the relevant meeting of the Authority’s Research Licence Committee on 14 September 2006; and which of these individuals have assisted in responding to requests for information.   HL4685

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the wish of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to start accession negotiations for full European Union membership in the European Union Council meeting on 16 December.   HL4686

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the fact that the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s constitutional name is identical to that of a region of Greece makes it impossible for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to commence accession negotiations for full European Union membership.   HL4687

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Greece prior to the European Union Council meeting on 16 December, in the context of an application by the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to start accession negotiations for full European Union membership, to encourage Greece not to block the application on the basis of a previous objection by Greece over the identical name of a region within Greece.   HL4688

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the European Commission has hitherto confirmed its recommendation for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to open accession negotiations to the European Union without requiring that country to change its name.   HL4689

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the quality of medical training for doctors.   HL4690

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage research funding for lung cancer.   HL4691

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities during the new round of climate change negotiations in Cancun.   HL4692

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reform the Controlled Foreign Companies tax .   HL4693

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in light of Spending Review 2010, what action they are taking to protect public sector jobs.   HL4694

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the cap on housing benefits for tenants in private rented housing will take effect.   HL4695

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 23 November (WA 312) concerning divisions of the Northern Ireland Office, what is the role of the Political Liaison and Protocol Division; and how many staff it has.   HL4696

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 6 October (WA 22), whether they will ask the Audit Commission and the Wales Audit Office to revisit and update their examination of the quality of the data published by the South Wales Constabulary in their report in 2007; whether they will request a full investigation into the categories of "cuffing", "stitching", "skewing", and "nodding", as outlined in the PhD thesis of Detective Chief Inspector Roger Patrick of West Midlands Police; and whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the 2007 report outlining the reasons for the South Wales Constabulary being rated as "fair" for crime data policy.   HL4697

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 23 November (WA 313), concerning appointments to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, whether the Secretary of State makes appointments which reflect the community; and what headings they use to identify such appropriate groups.   HL4698

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 23 November (WA 313) concerning the use of taxis by staff of the Northern Ireland Office on 28 October, why taxis were considered appropriate in each case.   HL4699

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the committees and appointments funded by South Wales Police Authority that have been served by appointees to the Police Authority in each of the last six years.   HL4700

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish a list of the appointed members of South Wales Police Authority for each of the last six years.   HL4701

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the 30 per cent of Official Development Assistance to be spent in fragile states targets the poorest.   HL4702

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the 30 per cent of Official Development Assistance to be spent in fragile states is directed towards the Department for International Development’s core mandate of development and poverty eradication, as opposed to strengthening security, justice and defence overseas.   HL4703

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the 30 per cent of Official Development Assistance to be spent in fragile states will tackle gender inequalities.
   HL4704

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the 30 per cent of Official Development Assistance to be spent in fragile states empowers girls, promotes equality and improves individuals’ sexual and reproductive health and rights.   HL4705

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of Official Development Assistance to be spent in fragile states will be allocated to improving maternal health.   HL4706

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the 30 per cent of Official Development Assistance to be spent in fragile states improves access to family planning, safe abortion services, skilled birth attendants and obstetric emergency care, to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity.   HL4707

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many primary care trust provider arms will be market-tested before transfer from the primary care trust.   HL4708

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many primary care trust provider arms are likely to become social enterprises; and which those are.   HL4709

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many primary care trust provider arms, collectively or individually, have secured Department of Health approval to go forward to Monitor as candidates for foundation trust status; and which those are.   HL4710

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many primary care trust provider arms are seeking to integrate themselves with acute hospital trusts; and which those are.   HL4711

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the new NHS economic regulator that they have proposed will have the power to review any cases of transfer of primary care trust provider arms to other NHS bodies if he or she considers that such transfers were anti-competitive.   HL4712

Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in light of the acquittal in Peterborough Crown Court on 17 November of Mr Manuel Lorenco-de-Jesus, what advice they have given to the Crown Prosecution Service regarding the appropriateness of prosecuting minor offences, such as failure to produce valid driving documents, where the time the accused spends in custody on remand is likely to exceed the sentence of the accused if found guilty, as happened in that case.   HL4713

Lord Rowlands to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total amount of expenses claimed by members of the Advisory Council on Public Records in 2009–10.   HL4714

Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people aged over 18 live in each Parliamentary constituency; and how many people are on the electoral register in each constituency.   HL4715

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 23 November (WA 322), what procedures are in place at the Traffic Enforcement Centre to ensure that the procedure described in that Answer is followed and to ensure that addresses used when registering a Penalty Charge Notice are the same as those used for the service of Notices to Owners.   HL4716

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 23 November (WA 322), whether, where an incomplete or inadequate address is corrected after service of the Notice to Owner but before registration of the Penalty Charge Notice at the Traffic Enforcement Centre, the Notice to Owner should be re-served at the correct address before registration.   HL4717

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any assessment of United Kingdom-based voter registration for the Sudan referendum in January 2011.
   HL4718

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government which United Kingdom companies and banks are showing an interest in investing in (a) North and (b) South Sudan.   HL4719

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the preparations made by the United Kingdom, European Union and the United Nations for the referendum due to take place in Sudan in January 2011.   HL4720

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they agree with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Report on Cyprus Talks which states that, "If substantive agreement across all chapters cannot be concluded ahead of the election cycle, the talks may go into abeyance and there is a serious risk that the negotiations could founder fatally."   HL4721

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what preparations they are making to relieve the 36-year embargo on the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, as promised subsequent to the 2004 Annan Plan Referendum should the United Nations Secretary-General decree that the current Cyprus Talks have failed.   HL4722

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what communication the Prime Minister has had with President Demetris Christophias and President Derviş Eroğlu relative to the Cyprus Talks over the past two months; and whether they will acknowledge the need to maintain a balanced and objective approach to both sides.   HL4723

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, having regard to Turkey’s economic and political circumstances and regional role, they still consider it is in Turkey’s interest to continue to strive for membership of the European Union; and if so, why.   HL4724

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, having regard to Turkey’s economic and political circumstances and regional role, they are engaging in discussions to develop and strengthen a United Kingdom–Turkey relationship outside the European Union.   HL4725

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the level of toxic debt held by banks in the Republic of Cyprus; whether the United Kingdom, as a Guarantor Power, has any obligations in respect of such debts; and what implications such indebtedness has for the current Cyprus talks.   HL4726

Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 25 November (WA 379–80), whether comparable figures to the ones given for the House of Commons were available for the House of Lords; and, if they were not available, why she did not say so.
   HL4727

Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many licences have been let for oil and gas exploration and development west of Shetland.   HL4728

Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what incentives exist to encourage oil and gas exploration and development west of Shetland.   HL4729

Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the future of ancestry visas.   HL4730

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they agreed to European Union legislation denominating the United Kingdom banks’ and building societies’ compensation scheme in euros rather than in pounds; and whether the amount of compensation in pounds will vary according to the rate of exchange between the pound and the euro.   HL4731

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the decision of the European Court of Justice to overrule the decision of member states on increases of European Union employees’ salaries constitutes a loss of power by member states.   HL4732

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take following the decision of the European Court of Justice to overrule the decisions by member states to halve the 3.7 per cent increase in European Union employees’ salaries in 2009–10.   HL4733

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of plans by the European Commission announced by the President of the Commission to the European Parliament to bring forward European Union self-funding before the end of June 2011.   HL4734

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 23 November (WA 298), whether they are aware of the launch of a European Commission consultation concerning MOT tests for motor cycles and related matters; and whether they will publish their response to the consultation.   HL4735

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to ensure that rail delay compensation will be made in a form which can be used by those utilising ticket machines and online booking.   HL4736

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government what public funds are available to assist elected councillors with disabilities in the furtherance of their duties.   HL4737

Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government which are the specific projects which are under active consideration for possible Anglo–French defence co-operation.   HL4738

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the findings of the Independent Asylum Commission of March 2008 and the reports of the London Detainee Support Group of January 2009 and September 2010, they plan to make proposals for ending the use of indefinite detention and limiting the duration of detention.   HL4739

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Mr Arben Draga, an accepted refugee from Kosovo, is still being detained; and, if not, when he was released.   HL4740

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in each of the last two years, how many immigration detainees have been released following Judicial Review of their cases.   HL4741

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Mr James Christian, from Sierra Leone, who had been detained for three years and seven months in September 2010, has been released or deported.
   HL4742

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the United Kingdom’s participation in the recent United Nations First Committee on disarmament.   HL4743

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government by what process recommendations for honours are made in respect of the Overseas Territories.   HL4744

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

5 October (19 October)

HL2293 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [CO]

21 October (4 November)

HL2977 Lord Taylor of Warwick [FCO]

25 October (8 November)

HL3131 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [MoD]

27 October (10 November)

HL3312 Lord Laird [FCO]

HL3313 Lord Laird [FCO]

3 November (17 November)

HL3642 Lord Touhig [CO]

HL3643 Lord Touhig [CO]

HL3644 Lord Touhig [CO]

4 November (18 November)

HL3676 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DfE]

8 November (22 November)

HL3719 Lord Berkeley [DfT]

HL3726 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

HL3735 Lord Bassam of Brighton [MoD]

HL3771 Lord Laird [NIO]

9 November (23 November)

HL3779 Lord Bassam of Brighton [DfE]

HL3784 Lord Bassam of Brighton [HO]

HL3827 Lord Taylor of Warwick [MoD]

HL3833 Lord Laird [CO]

HL3843 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DfE]

10 November (24 November)

HL3852 Lord Bassam of Brighton [DfT]

HL3866 Lord Sheikh [DCMS]

HL3879 Lord Lucas [DfE]

HL3880 Lord Lucas [DfE]

HL3928 Lord Quirk [DfE]

HL3930 Lord Quirk [DfE]

HL3931 Lord Quirk [DfE]

11 November (25 November)

HL3980 Lord Laird [FCO]

HL3984 Lord Hoyle [MoD]

HL3985 Lord Hoyle [MoD]

HL3998 Lord Alton of Liverpool [DfID]

12 November (26 November)

HL4062 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DfE]

HL4068 Lord Hylton [FCO]

HL4076 Lord Bassam of Brighton [CO]

HL4078 Lord Bassam of Brighton [BIS]

HL4085 Lord Laird [CO]

HL4086 Lord Laird [CO]

15 November (29 November)

HL4095 Lord Bassam of Brighton [MoD]

HL4096 Lord Bassam of Brighton [DfE]

HL4098 Lord Bassam of Brighton [DWP]

HL4103 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL4108 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DfE]

HL4127 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

HL4135 The Earl of Sandwich [DfT]

HL4153 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [HMT]

HL4156 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [DfT]

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

[BIS] 1

[CO] 8

[DCMS] 1

[DfE] 13

[DfID] 1

[DfT] 4

[DWP] 1

[FCO] 5

[HMT] 2

[HO] 1

[MoD] 6

[NIO] 1

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Re-Export Controls [HL]

Private Member’s

3 December

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

3 December

Marine Navigation Aids [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Live Music [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union Membership (Economic Implications) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Wind Turbines (Minimum Distance from Residential Premises) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Referendum (European Union) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Demonstrations in the Vicinity of Parliament (Removal of Authorisation Requirements) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant (Money Bill-23 November)

Government

7 December

Torture (Damages) Bill [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Commitment

   

Defamation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Committed to a Select Committee

   

City of Westminster [HL]

Private

 

Leeds City Council

Private

 

Reading Borough Council

Private

 

Canterbury City Council

Private

 

Nottingham City Council

Private

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Budget Responsibility and National Audit [HL]

Government

1 December

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Dog Control [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Building Regulations (Review) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Public Bodies [HL]

Government

1 December

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies

Government

30 November

Waiting for Report

   

Superannuation

Government

1 December

Waiting for Third Reading

   

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

Private

 

Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) [HL]

Private

 

Sent to the Commons

   

Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. [HL]

Government

 

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

Private Member’s

 

London Local Authorities [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons Amended

   

Identity Documents

Government

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Finance (No. 2) (Money Bill-9 November)

Government

 

Equitable Life (Payments) (Money Bill-11 November)

Government

 

Local Government [HL]

Government

 

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

The Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee has drawn attention to certain instruments in the reports indicated

 

Merits Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes A, B and D) Order 2010

   

Draft Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2010

   

Export Control (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2010

   

Draft Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Order 2010

   

Draft Higher Education (Basic Amount) (England) Regulations 2010

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2010

   

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2010

12th Report

8 December

Draft Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

 

8 December

Draft Mutilations (Permitted Procedures) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

 

8 December

Draft Post Office Network Subsidy Scheme (Amendment) Order 2010

13th Report

8 December

Draft Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) (Amendment) Order 2010

 

8 December

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Youth Rehabilitation Order (Review by Specified Courts) Order 2010

   

Draft National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2010

 

1 December

Draft Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2010

 

9 December

Draft Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 (Directions to OFCOM) Order 2010

7th Report

 

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Republic of Indonesia) Order 2010

   

Legislative Reform Orders in Progress 

 

Report

40-day period expires

Affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Civil Partnership) Order 2010

4th Report

3 December

National Policy Statements 

 

Scrutiny time expires

Considered

Revised Draft Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy (EN–1)

31 January 2011

 

Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Fossil Fuel Electricity Generating Infrastructure (EN–2)

31 January 2011

 

Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Renewable Energy Infrastructure (EN–3)

31 January 2011

 

Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Gas Supply Infrastructure and Gas and Oil Pipelines (EN–4)

31 January 2011

 

Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Electricity Networks Infrastructure (EN–5)

31 January 2011

 

Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Nuclear Power Generation, volumes I and II (EN–6)

31 January 2011

 

Draft National Policy Statement for Waste Water

17 May 2011

 

Remedial Order in Progress under Schedule 2 to the Human Rights Act 1998 

Proposal for order under paragraph 3 reported by the Joint Committee on Human Rights

   

Draft Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004 (Remedial) Order 2010

   

Committees 

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

Tuesday 30 November

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Science and Technology

Sub Committee I Behaviour Change

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 1 December

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs

10.30am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 2 December

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee G Social Policy and Consumer Affairs

9.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy

10.00am

Tuesday 7 December

   

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 8 December

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

4.00pm

Thursday 9 December

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 14 December

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 15 December

   

Information

Domestic Committee

3.45pm

Tuesday 21 December

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 29 November 2010 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle.

1  Deputy Speakers The Lord Chancellor reported that Her Majesty had (by Commission) revoked certain Letters Patent and had appointed the Chairman of Committees for the time being,

Ivon Anthony Lord Brabazon of Tara

Michael John Lord Brougham and Vaux

Gloria Dorothy Baroness Hooper

Jan David Viscount Simon

Euan Michael Ross Lord Geddes

Simon Lord Haskel

Joyce Brenda Baroness Gould of Potternewton

Janet Evelyn Baroness Fookes

Jill Elizabeth Baroness Pitkeathley

Nicholas James Christopher Viscount Ullswater

Joyce Anne Baroness Anelay of St Johns

Ian Anthony Lord Colwyn

Richard Oliver Lord Faulkner of Worcester

Anne Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen

Genista Mary Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall

John Steven Lord Bassam of Brighton

John Francis Hodgess Lord Roper

Angela Felicity Baroness Harris of Richmond

Margaret Countess of Mar

Patricia Baroness Morris of Bolton

Roger Lord Skelmersdale

Speakers of the House in the absence of the Lord Speaker.

Private Business

2  Petitions for private bills The following petitions for private bills were deposited on or before 29 November 2010 in accordance with Private Business Standing Orders:

Name of Petition

 

By whom deposited

     

Bank of Ireland (UK) plc 
City of London (Various Powers) 
Transport for London

 

Sharpe Pritchard

Winckworth Sherwood

Eversheds

 

Public Business

3  Palace of Westminster A question was asked by Lord Haskel and answered by the Chairman of Committees.

4  International aid A question was asked by Lord Sheikh and answered by Baroness Verma.

5  Legal aid A question was asked by Lord Bach and answered by Lord McNally.

6  Houses of Lords: elections A question was asked by Lord Grocott and answered by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

7  Business of the House Lord Strathclyde moved that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Tuesday 7 December to allow the Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day. Then Lord McKenzie of Luton moved, as an amendment to the original motion, to leave out from "that" to the end and insert "it is desirable that the Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill should go through its legislative stages in a timetable which allows this House to scrutinise the provisions of the Bill and allows both Houses to pass the Bill without recourse to enactment under section 1 of the Parliament Act 1911". The debate on the amendment was adjourned.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

8  Business of the House The debate on the amendment moved by Lord McKenzie of Luton to the motion moved by Lord Strathclyde was resumed. The amendment was disagreed to (see division list 1). Then the original motion was agreed to.

9  Autumn forecast Lord Sassoon repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

10  Public Bodies Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 5. Amendment 17 was disagreed to (see division list 2). The House resumed.

11  Health: academic health partnerships A question was asked by Baroness Finlay of Llandaff and, after debate, answered by Earl Howe.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

12  Public Bodies Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 18. The House resumed after amendment 18.

The House adjourned at 9.58pm until Tuesday 30 November at 2.30pm.

Michael Pownall

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 5.14pm.

Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] The Grand Committee considered the bill. The Committee was adjourned after amendment 7.

The Committee adjourned at 7.35pm.

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 Budget Responsibility-Report of the Office for Budget Responsibility on the Economic and fiscal outlook.    (7979)

   2 Sport-Report for 2009–10 of UK Anti-Doping.    (-)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)

The following negative instruments were laid before the House on 26 November:

   1 Flavourings in Food (England) Regulations 2010, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990.   (2817)

   2 Police Authority (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2010, laid under the Police Act 1996.   (2826)

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution:

   1 Export Control (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2010, laid under the Export Control Act 2002.   (2843)

2 Draft Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Order 2010, laid under the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003.

3 Draft Higher Education (Basic Amount) (England) Regulations 2010, laid under the Higher Education Act 2004.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

   1 Rate of Bereavement Benefits Regulations 2010, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.   (2818)

2 (1) Draft Bedford (Electoral Changes) Order 2011

(2) Draft Central Bedfordshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2011

(3) Draft Mansfield (Electoral Changes) Order 2011

(4) Draft Northampton (Electoral Changes) Order 2011

(5) Draft Sedgemoor (Electoral Changes) Order 2011

(6) Draft South Derbyshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2011

(7) Draft Stoke-on-Trent (Electoral Changes) Order 2011

(8) Draft West Somerset (Electoral Changes) Order 2011

laid under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

   1 Immigration (Designation of Travel Bans) (Amendment) Order 2010, laid under the Immigration Act 1971.   (2813)

2 Report for the period 1 October 2009 to 31 March 2010 under section 231 of the Banking Act 2009, laid under that Act.

3 Report for 2009–10 on research and development work relating to assistive technology, laid under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.

Divisions on 29 November 2010 

Business of the House

Division No. 1

Lord Strathclyde moved that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Tuesday 7 December to allow the Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day. Then Lord McKenzie of Luton moved, as an amendment to the motion, to leave out from "that" to the end and insert "it is desirable that the Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill should go through its legislative stages in a timetable which allows this House to scrutinise the provisions of the Bill and allows both Houses to pass the Bill without recourse to enactment under section 1 of the Parliament Act 1911". The House divided:

Contents 169

Not-contents 202

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Adebowale, L.

Ahmed, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Bach, L.

Barnett, L.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Berkeley, L.

Billingham, B.

Bilston, L.

Blood, B.

Boateng, L.

Boothroyd, B.

Borrie, L.

Bragg, L.

Brennan, L.

Brett, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Brooks of Tremorfa, L.

Browne of Ladyton, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Christopher, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Corbett of Castle Vale, L.

Crawley, B.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Davies of Coity, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Dixon, L.

Donaghy, B.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Eatwell, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Erroll, E.

Evans of Watford, L.

Falconer of Thoroton, L.

Falkender, B.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Filkin, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Ford, B.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Gavron, L.

Giddens, L.

Golding, B.

Goldsmith, L.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goudie, B.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Graham of Edmonton, L.

Grantchester, L.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Grocott, L.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Stretford, B.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Janner of Braunstone, L.

Jay of Paddington, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

King of West Bromwich, L.

Kingsmill, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Listowel, E.

Low of Dalston, L.

McAvoy, L.

McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L.

McDonagh, B.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Mawson, L.

Maxton, L.

Meacher, B.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Moser, L.

Myners, L.

Nye, B.

Parekh, L.

Patel of Blackburn, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Peston, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Plant of Highfield, L.

Prosser, B.

Quin, B.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Rea, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rendell of Babergh, B.

Richard, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sawyer, L.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Scott of Foscote, L.

Sherlock, B.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Leigh, L.

Soley, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Temple-Morris, L.

Thornton, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Touhig, L.

Triesman, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Turnbull, L.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Warner, L.

Wedderburn of Charlton, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Wilkins, B.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Wills, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Not-contents

Addington, L.

Alderdice, L.

Allan of Hallam, L.

Allenby of Megiddo, V.

Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Avebury, L.

Ballyedmond, L.

Barker, B.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Benjamin, B.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blackwell, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Boswell of Aynho, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Bradshaw, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browning, B.

Burnett, L.

Buscombe, B.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Campbell of Alloway, L.

Carrington, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chadlington, L.

Chorley, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Cobbold, L.

Colwyn, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Courtown, E.

Craig of Radley, L.

Craigavon, V.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Denham, L.

Dholakia, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

D’Souza, B.

Dundee, E.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Eden of Winton, L.

Elton, L.

Falkland, V.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Faulks, L.

Fearn, L.

Fellowes, L.

Fookes, B.

Fowler, L.

Freud, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Geddes, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glentoran, L.

Goodhart, L.

Goodlad, L.

Grey-Thompson, B.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hanham, B.

Harries of Pentregarth, L.

Henley, L.

Higgins, L.

Hill of Oareford, L.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Hooper, B.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howe of Aberavon, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Hurd of Westwell, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Roding, L.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jopling, L.

Kakkar, L.

Kimball, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Laming, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lindsay, E.

Liverpool, E.

Lloyd of Berwick, L.

Lucas, L.

Luke, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

Macdonald of River Glaven, L.

Macfarlane of Bearsden, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maples, L.

Mar, C.

Mar and Kellie, E.

Marland, L.

Mawhinney, L.

Mayhew of Twysden, L.

Methuen, L.

Miller of Hendon, B.

Montgomery of Alamein, V.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Moran, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Naseby, L.

Neuberger, B.

Neville-Jones, B.

Newby, L.

Newlove, B.

Newton of Braintree, L.

Noakes, B.

Northover, B.

Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

Pannick, L.

Parminter, B.

Patten, L.

Phillips of Sudbury, L.

Plumb, L.

Popat, L.

Ramsbotham, L.

Reay, L.

Redesdale, L.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Rees-Mogg, L.

Rennard, L.

Ritchie of Brompton, B.

Roberts of Conwy, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rogan, L.

Rotherwick, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

St John of Fawsley, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sharples, B.

Shaw of Northstead, L.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Shutt of Greetland, L. [Teller]

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stevens of Ludgate, L.

Stewartby, L.

Strathclyde, L.

Swinfen, L.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L.

Tenby, V.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Walliswood, B.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trumpington, B.

Tyler, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Waddington, L.

Wakeham, L.

Walker of Aldringham, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Walmsley, B.

Walpole, L.

Warnock, B.

Warsi, B.

Wei, L.

Wilcox, B.

Williamson of Horton, L.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Wilson of Tillyorn, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Public Bodies Bill [HL]

Division No. 2

Lord Borrie moved amendment 17, in Schedule 1, page 16, line 4, to leave out "Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council." The House divided:

Contents 147

Not-contents 156

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Bach, L.

Barnett, L.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Berkeley, L.

Best, L.

Billingham, B.

Bilston, L.

Blood, B.

Borrie, L.

Brett, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Browne of Ladyton, L.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Crawley, B.

Davies of Coity, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Dixon, L.

Donaghy, B.

Drake, B.

D’Souza, B.

Dubs, L.

Eatwell, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Falconer of Thoroton, L.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Ford, B.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Giddens, L.

Gilbert, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goudie, B.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Graham of Edmonton, L.

Grantchester, L.

Greaves, L.

Grenfell, L.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Grocott, L.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haskins, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollins, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Aberavon, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Hoyle, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Jones, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

King of West Bromwich, L.

Kirkhill, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lloyd of Berwick, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

McAvoy, L.

McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L.

McDonagh, B.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Newcastle, Bp.

Newton of Braintree, L.

Nye, B.

Palmer, L.

Pannick, L.

Patel, L.

Patel of Blackburn, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Prashar, B.

Prosser, B.

Quin, B.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rendell of Babergh, B.

Richard, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sawyer, L.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Scott of Foscote, L.

Sewel, L.

Sherlock, B.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Leigh, L.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Temple-Morris, L.

Thornton, B.

Tonge, B.

Touhig, L.

Triesman, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Walpole, L.

Warner, L.

Warnock, B.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wilkins, B.

Wills, L.

Not-contents

Addington, L.

Alderdice, L.

Allan of Hallam, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Avebury, L.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Barker, B.

Bates, L.

Benjamin, B.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blackwell, L.

Boswell of Aynho, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Bradshaw, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browning, B.

Burnett, L.

Butler of Brockwell, L.

Caithness, E.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chadlington, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Colwyn, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cotter, L.

Craigavon, V.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dundee, E.

Dykes, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Eden of Winton, L.

Elton, L.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Faulks, L.

Fearn, L.

Fookes, B.

Fowler, L.

Freud, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Geddes, L.

German, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glentoran, L.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hanham, B.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Henley, L.

Higgins, L.

Hill of Oareford, L.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Hooper, B.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Roding, L.

Jopling, L.

Kakkar, L.

Kilclooney, L.

Kimball, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lindsay, E.

Listowel, E.

Lothian, M.

Lucas, L.

Lyell, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Maples, L.

Mar and Kellie, E.

Marland, L.

Marlesford, L.

Montrose, D.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Neville-Jones, B.

Newby, L.

Noakes, B.

Northover, B.

Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Palumbo, L.

Parminter, B.

Patten, L.

Popat, L.

Rawlings, B.

Reay, L.

Rennard, L.

Ritchie of Brompton, B.

Roberts of Conwy, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rogan, L.

Rotherwick, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

St John of Fawsley, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sharples, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L. [Teller]

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Clifton, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Walliswood, B.

Tope, L.

Trenchard, V.

Tyler, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Waddington, L.

Wade of Chorlton, L.

Wakeham, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Warsi, B.

Wei, L.

Wilcox, B.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Prepared 13th November 2012