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Weekly Information Bulletin: 12th February 2011

Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords
14 – 18 February2011

Monday 14 February

The House will sit at 2:30pm

Oral Questions – Ending the provision of hard copies of annual reports and accounts by companies – Lord Naseby; Asylum seekers needing medical care – Lord Roberts of Llandudno; How the report Early Intervention: The Next Steps will affect their policies on children – Baroness Massey of Darwen; Ring-fencing a proportion of funding to the British Film Institute for the production of films for children – Baroness Benjamin

Orders and Regulations – Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2011; Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011 – Lord Hill of Oareford

Orders and Regulations – Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2011; Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2011 – Earl Attlee

Legislation – Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill - Third reading - Lord McNally

Short Debate – Mental health strategy - Baroness Murphy

Tuesday 15 February

The House will sit at 2:30pm

Oral Questions – Prisoner transfer agreements – Bishop of Liverpool; Universities and changes to the student immigration system – Lord Hunt of Kings Heath; Heathrow Airport – Lord Spicer

Orders and Regulations – Jobseeker’s Allowance (Work Experience) (Amendment) Regulations 2011; Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (Consequential Amendments to the Mobile Homes Act 1983) Order 2011; Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment of Schedule 1 and Consequential Amendments) (England) Order 2011; Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Jurisdiction of Residential Property Tribunals) (England) Order 2011 – Lord Strathclyde

Orders and Regulations – Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2010; Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 3) 2010 – Lord Sassoon

Orders and Regulations – European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Stabilisation and Association Agreement) (Republic of Serbia) Order 2011; Legislative Reform (Civil Partnership) Order 2011 – Lord Wallace of Saltaire

Legislation – Pensions Bill [HL] - Second reading

Wednesday 16 February

The House will sit at 3:00pm

Oral Questions – The relationship between the Chancellor and the Governor of the Bank of England – Lord Barnett; Bilateral defence co–operation with France – Lord Anderson of Swansea; Criteria for granting Tier 1 Post–study Work visas – Lord Clement–Jones

Orders and Regulations – Control of Donations and Regulation of Loans etc. (Extension of the Prescribed Period) (Northern Ireland) Order 2011 – Lord Shutt of Greetland

Legislation – Postal Services Bill - Second reading

Thursday 17 February

The House will not be sitting.

Friday 18 February

The House will not be sitting.


Provisional Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords
28 February – 4 March 2011

Monday 28 February

The House will sit at 2:30pm

Oral Questions – Progress of the Independent Commission on Banking – Baroness Kramer; Education and training for those in prisons and young offenders’ institutions – Lord Sheldon; Replacing the Child Trust Fund for children in the care of local authorities – Earl of Listowel; Effect of cuts in local government spending on Big Society proposals – Lord Dubs

Legislation – Public Bodies Bill [HL] – Committee of the whole House (Day 7) – Lord Taylor of Holbeach

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

Legislation – National Insurance Contributions Bill – Committee stage

Tuesday 1 March

The House will sit at 2:30pm

Oral Questions Cost to the Exchequer of Low Value Consignment Relief – Lord Lucas; Combating telephone hacking – Lord Fowler; Detecting tuberculosis amongst rough sleepers – Baroness Sharples

Legislation – Fixed-term Parliaments Bill – Second reading

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

Legislation – Pensions Bill [HL] – Committee stage

Wednesday 2 March

The House will sit at 3:00pm

Oral Questions – Number of people employed in the tourism and hospitality sectors – Lord Lee of Trafford; Mutual ownership and the sale of banks in which the government has a stake – Lord Borrie; Entry into force of the Bribery Act 2010 – Lord Hannay of Chiswick

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

Short Debate – Voting arrangements for British citizens residing abroad and members of the armed forces serving abroad – Lord Astor of Hever

Thursday 3 March

The House will sit at 11:00am

Introduction(s) – The Rt Hon David Mclean

Oral Questions – Increasing the number if apprenticeships offered by Network Rail and other large organisations – Lord Bradshaw; Use of light rail vehicles to provide low-cost passenger train operations on lower-traffic routes – Lord Berkeley; Resumption of Palestine Israeli negotiations in light of recent civil unrest in Arab countries – Lord Dykes

Debate – Challenges for women in the centenary year of International Women’s Day – Baroness Gould of Potternewton

Debate – Disposal of the Forestry Commission estate – Lord Clark of Windermere

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

Legislation – Pensions Bill [HL] – Committee stage (Day 2)

Friday 4 March

The House will sit at 10:00am

Legislation – Dog Control Bill [HL] – Committee of the whole House – Lord Redesdale

Legislation – Building Regulations (Review) Bill [HL] – Committee of the whole House – Lord Harrison

Legislation – Live Music Bill [HL] – Second reading – Lord Clement-Jones