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Weekly Information Bulletin: 18th December 2010

Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords
20 – 22 December 2010

Monday 20 December

The House will sit at 2:15pm

Introduction(s) – Sir Robert Balchin, Andrew Feldman Esq and Michael Dobbs Esq

Oral Questions – The age of criminal responsibility – The Earl of Listowel; The benefits system – Lord German; NHS targets – Lord Wills; Exclusion of shares listed on the alternative investment market from eligibility from Individual Savings Accounts – Lord Lee of Trafford

Motion – To appoint a select committee on HIV and AIDs in the United Kingdom

Legislation – Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill – Committee of the whole House (Day 6) – Lord McNally

Short Debate – Principles of global health and medical education – Lord Crisp

The House will sit in the Grand Committee Room at 3.30pm

Orders and Regulations – European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Republic of Indonesia) Order 2010 – Lord Howell of Guildford

Orders and Regulations – Crime (International Co–operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Order 2010 – Lord Wallace of Saltaire

Orders and Regulations – Export Control (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2010 – Baroness Wilcox

Tuesday 21 December

The House will sit at 2:15pm

Introduction(s) – Sir Patrick Cormack, John Sharkey Esq and Sir Robert Ribeiro CBE

Oral Questions – Definition of a "working peer" – Lord Selsdon; Treatment of prisoners – Lord Sheldon; Bachelor of Science degrees for courses in alternative medicines – Lord Taverne

Orders and Regulations – Draft Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, Draft Mutilations (Permitted Procedures) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 – Lord Henley

Legislation – Re-Export controls Bill [HL] – Committee of the whole House (Day 1) – Lord Alton of Liverpool

Legislation – Consolidated Fund Bill (Money Bill) – Remaining stages – Lord Sassoon

Legislation – Loans to Ireland (Money Bill) – Second Reading – Lord Sassoon

Legislation – Public Bodies Bill [HL] – Committee of the whole House (Day 5) – Lord Taylor of Holbeach

Wednesday 22 December

The House will sit at 3:00pm

Introduction(s) – Fiona Shackleton LVO and Dee Doocey OBE

Oral Questions; Government investment in science – Baroness Jones of Whitchurch; Funding for British Council Language Assistants Programmes – Baroness Coussins; Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy – Lord Eden of Winton

Legislation – Energy Bill [HL] – Lord Marland

Royal Assent

N.B. The House will rise for the Christmas Recess at the close of business


Provisional Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords
10 – 14 January 2011

Monday 10 January

The House will sit at 2:15pm

Introduction(s) – Susan Kramer, Patience Wheatcroft and Alistair Cooke Esq OBE

Oral Questions – Excluding expenditure on accounts for the Budget signed off by the European Court of Auditors from the contribution imposed on member states – Lord Campbell of Alloway; In the light of the launch of UN Women on 1 January, what plans they have to provide a financial contribution to the new agency – Baroness Prosser; Equal rights of succession to the Throne for daughters of the sovereign and Roman Catholics – Lord Dubs; Omitting from school league tables children on free school meals or statemented as having special educational needs – Baroness Williams of Crosby

Legislation – Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill – Committee of the whole House (Day 7) – Lord McNally

Short Debate – Report of the All–Party Parliamentary Group for Parkinson’s Disease, Please mind the gap: Parkinson’s disease services today – Baroness Gale

Tuesday 11 January

The House will sit at 2:15pm

Introduction(s) – Nicholas True CBE, Judith Jolly and Richard Spring Esq

Oral Questions – Financial impact on consumers of the changes proposed to the United Kingdom’s private electricity networks – Lord Berkeley; Effect of Air Passenger Duty revenue on UK competitiveness – Lord Borrie; European Union policy priorities to be promoted by the UK during the Hungarian presidency – Lord Dykes

Legislation – Public Bodies Bill [HL] – Committee of the whole House (Day 6) – Lord Taylor of Holbeach

The House will sit in Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3:30pm

Orders and Regulations – Revised Draft Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy (EN–1); Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Fossil Fuel Electricity Generating Infrastructure (EN–2); Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Renewable Energy Infrastructure (EN–3); Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Gas Supply Infrastructure and Gas and Oil Pipelines (EN–4); Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Electricity Networks Infrastructure (EN–5) – Lord Marland

Wednesday 12 January

The House will sit at 3:00pm

Introduction(s) – Tina Stowell MBE and Paul Strasburger

Oral Questions – Level of underwriting fees in the UK finance and insurance market – Lord Harrison; Guidance on the dimensions and weight of mobility scooters suitable for use on public transport – Baroness Gardner of Parkes; Hand–luggage restrictions operated by airlines on professional musicians – Lord Clement–Jones

Legislation – Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill – Committee of the whole House (Day 8) – Lord McNally

Thursday 13 January

The House will sit at 10:45am

Introduction(s) – Jonathan Marks Esq QC, Gordon Wasserman Esq and Julian Fellowes Esq

Oral Questions – Statutory regulation of qualified and competent herbal medicine practitioners – Lord Pearson of Rannoch; Victoria and Albert Museum’s Purchase Grant Fund – Lord Howarth of Newport; Importance of behavioural and procedural conventions in the Chamber – Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

The House will sit in Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2:00pm

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

Friday 14 January

The House will not be sitting.