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Weekly Information Bulletin: 15th January 2011

Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords
17 – 21 January 2011

Monday 17 January

The House will sit at 2.15pm

Introduction(s) – Lord Loomba CBE, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon and Lord Flight

Oral Questions – Reducing the volume and complexity of new legislation – Lord Phillips of Sudbury; Local post offices – Lord Naseby; Supporting tourism throughout the UK – Lord Addington; The European Union external action service and the closure of British embassies – Lord Lamont of Lerwick

Legislation – Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill – Committee of the whole House (Day 9) – Lord McNally

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

Legislation – Energy Bill Bill [HL] – Committee stage – Lord Marland

Tuesday 18 January

The House will sit at 2.15pm

Introduction(s) – Robert Edmiston, Sir Michael Lord and Stewart Wood Esq

Oral Questions – Deficit reduction and potential proceeds from privatisation – Lord Barnett; The future of Headley Court – Lord Selkirk of Douglas; Decline of farmyard bird populations – Lord Rotherick

Legislation – Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill – Committee of the whole House

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

Wednesday 19 January

The House will sit at 3.00pm

Introduction(s) – Sir Reg Empey OBE, Monroe Palmer Esq OBE

Oral Questions – Reducing the rate of inflation – Lord Spicer; Scientific developments in Stem cell research – Lord Harris of Pentregarth; the impact of cuts in police funding – Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

Motion – The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Rennard be appointed a member of the Constitution Select Committee in place of Baroness Falkner of Margravine

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

The House will sit in Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3:45pm

Legislation – Energy Bill [HL] – Committee stage (Day 2) – Lord Marland

Thursday 20 January

The House will sit at 10.45am

Introduction(s) – Stanley Fink Esq, Benjamin Stoneham Esq and Elizabeth Berridge

Oral Questions – Import restrictions affecting Gaza – Lord Fowler; Bus and coach passenger rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Lord Low of Dalston; UK assistance to St Lucia following Hurricane Tomas – Baroness Benjamin

Debate – Constitutional and parliamentary effect of coalition government – Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Friday 21 January

The House will sit at 10:00am

Legislation – Marine Navigation Aids Bill [HL] – Second reading – Lord Berkeley

Legislation – Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) Bill [HL] – Second reading – Lord Dholakia

Legislation – Dog Control Bill [HL] – Committee – Lord Redesdale


Provisional Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords
24 – 28 January 2011

Monday 24 January

The House will sit at 2:15pm

Introduction(s) – Sir Richard Dannatt GCB CBE MC, Rt Hon Dafydd Wigley and Raymond Collins Esq

Oral Questions – Criteria used to determine whether or not a constitutional change should be submitted to a referendum – Lord Grocott; Abolishing mandatory life sentence for murder – Lord Lloyd of Berwick; Repealing the Human Rights Act 1998 – Lord Wills; Training of Rapid Action Battalion in Bangladesh – Lord Judd

Legislation – National Insurance Contributions Bill – Second reading – Lord Sassoon

Orders and Regulations – Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2010 – Lord Knight of Weymouth; Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Amendments Order 2010 – Lord Knight of Weymouth

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

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

Legislation – Energy Bill Bill [HL] – Committee stage (Day 3) – Lord Marland

Tuesday 25 January

The House will sit at 2:15pm

Introduction(s) – Qurban Hussein, Dame Joan Bakewell DBE, Rachel Hayhoe–Flint OBE

Oral Questions – Events involving Iraqi security forces at Camp Ashraf on 25 and 26 December 2010 and 7 January 2011 – Lord Corbett of Castle Vale; Funding of national museums and galleries – Lord Sheldon; Improving performance of defence procurement – Lord Lee of Trafford

Legislation – Postal Services Bill – Second reading – Baroness Wilcox

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

Orders and Regulations – Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes A, B and D) Order 2011 – Baroness Neville-Jones; Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2011 – Lord Hill of Oareford; Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011 – Lord Hill of Oareford

Wednesday 26 January

The House will sit at 3:00pm

Introduction(s) – Jonathan Kestenbaum Esq and Elued Morgan

Oral Questions – Extent to which the European Arrest Warrant and European Investigation Order conform with the principle of habeas corpus – Lord Vinson; Regulating the ability of second home owners to register as voters in more than one constituency – Lord Teverson; the role of design in social and economic renewal – Baroness Whitaker

Legislation – Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] – Report stage – Lord Sassoon

The House will sit in Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3:45pm

Legislation – Energy Bill Bill [HL] – Committee stage (Day 4) – Lord Marland

Thursday 27 January

The House will sit at 10:00am

Introduction(s) – George Magan Esq, Michael Grade Esq CBE and Anne Jenkin

Oral Questions – DEFRA contingency funding for disease outbreaks – Countess of Mar; Free and fair elections in Zimbabwe under new constitution – Lord St John of Bletso; Difficulties with water supplies in Northern Ireland – Lord Trefgarne

Debate – Physical and mental rehabilitation of military veterans and their post-service welfare – lord King of Bridgewater

Short Debate – The military covenant and the Strategic Defence and Security Review – The Lord Bishop of Wakefield

Friday 28 January

The House will not be sitting.