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Weekly Information Bulletin: 29th January 2011

Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords
31 January – 4 February 2011

Monday 31 January

The House will sit at 2:15pm

Introduction(s) – Baroness King of Bow, Baroness Randerson and Lord Noon MBE

Oral Questions – Economic impact of delays and cancellations at London Heathrow Airport in December 2010 – Lord Gavron; Revision of employment law – Baroness Turner of Camden; Monetary Policy Committee missing its monthly inflation target repeatedly over the last ten years – Lord Myners; Temporary exceptions to the Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Act 2009 – Baroness Williams of Crosby

Legislation – Budget Responsibility Bill [HL] – Report – Lord Sassoon

Legislation – Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill – Committee stage (Day 15) – Lord McNally

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

Legislation – Energy Bill Bill [HL] – Committee stage (Day 5) – Lord Marland

Tuesday 1 February

The House will sit at 2:15pm

Introduction(s) – Claire Tyler, Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup GCB AFC and Ruth Lister CBE

Oral Questions – Road pricing for lorries in the UK – Lord Bradshaw; Limiting bonuses to be paid to senior Royal Bank of Scotland staff – Lord Hoyle; 40th anniversary of Religions for Peace – Lord Hylton

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

Legislation – Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill – Committee stage (Day 16) – Lord McNally

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

Short Debate – Safety of children from sexual exploitation – The Lord Bishop of Leicester

Short Debate – Abolition of the Human Fetilisation and Embryology Authority and the Human Tissue Authority – Lord Lord Kennedy of Southwark

Short Debate – Railway heritage sector – Lord Faulkner of Worcester

Wednesday 2 February

The House will sit at 3:00pm

Introduction(s) – Bryony Worthington

Oral Questions – Increasing the proportion of multiple sclerosis patients who receive disease–modifying drugs – Lord Walton of Detchant; Persuading the government of Japan to modify their opposition to a whaling ban in their territorial waters – Baroness Parminter; Talks with Eurozone representatives to discuss the present state of currency markets – Lord Dykes

Orders and Regulations – Legislative Reform (Civil Partnership) Order 2011; European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Stabilisation and Association Agreement) (Republic of Serbia) Order 2011; Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2011; Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2011; Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2010; Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 3) 2010; Control of Donations and Regulation of Loans etc. (Extension of the Prescribed Period) (Northern Ireland) Order 2011 – Lord Strathclyde

Legislation – Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill –Conclusion of Committee stage (Day 17) – Lord McNally

Thursday 3 February

The House will sit at 11:00am

Introduction(s) – David Gold Esq and Michael Storey Esq CBE

Oral Questions – Stability in Rwanda – Bishop of Winchester; Recognising Palestine as a sovereign state – Baroness Tonge; Interest charged by loan and credit companies – Lord Kennedy of Southwark

Debate – Good early parenting – Lord Northbourne

Debate – Public funding for the arts – Earl of Clencarty

Orders and Regulations – Investment Bank Special Administration Regulations 2011; Investment bank (Amendment of Definition) Order 2011 – Lord Sassoon

Friday 4 February

The House will not be sitting.

Provisional Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords
7 – 11 February2011

Monday 7 February

The House will sit at 2:30pm

Introduction(s) – Nicol Stephen Esq

Oral Questions – Long-term sustainability of the UK dairy industry – Bishop of Wakefield; International development aid – Lord Sheikh; Disability Living Allowance – Baroness Gardner of Parkes; Sudan – Baroness Cox

Tuesday 8 February

The House will sit at 2:30pm

Oral Questions – Arrest and questioning of individuals by the police before they are charged with any criminal offences – Bishop of Chester; The growing gap between rich and poor in the UK – Lord Smith of Clifton; Opting out of the police and justice provisions of the Lisbon Treaty after 2014 – Lord Pearson of Rannoch

Orders and Regulations – Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes A, B and D) Order 2011 – Baroness Neville-Jones

The House will sit in Grand Committee in the Moses Room at

Legislation – Energy Bill [HL] – Committee stage (Day 7) – Lord Marland

Wednesday 9 February

The House will sit at 3.00pm

Oral Questions – The role small businesses will play in the Big Society – Lord Harrison; The ratio of the average total remuneration of a chief executive of a FTSE company to the median wage – Lord Donoughue; Difficulties with water supplies in Northern Ireland – Lord Trefgarne

Legislation – Transport for London Bill [HL] – Second reading

Thursday 10 February

The House will sit at 11:00am

Oral Questions – Commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood – Bishop of Ripon and Leeds; Sudden Oak Death in trees – Lord Greaves; Constitutional changes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Lord Chidgey

Debate – Marriage and marriage support in British society – Bishop of Chester

Debate – Future of NATO and changing relations within its membership – Lord Addington

Friday 11 February

The House will not be sitting.