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Weekly Information Bulletin: 19th March 2011

Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords
21 – 25 March 2011

Monday 21 March

The House will sit at 2:30pm

Oral Questions – British pig farmers - Lord Hoyle; Plans to replace HMS Endurance as the Antarctic ice patrol vessel - Viscount Montgomery of Alamein; The political situation in Somalia - Lord Anderson of Swansea; Remploy Ltd, the specialist employer of disabled people and the decision to make redundancies - Baroness Turner of Camden

Orders and Regulations – Marine Licensing (Licence Application Appeals) Regulations 2011; Marine Licensing (Notices Appeals) Regulations 2011; Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 – Lord Henley

Legislation – Fixed-term Parliaments Bill - Committee of the whole House (Day 2)

Orders and Regulations – Adoption of draft European Council Decision EUC 33/10 relating to the stability mechanism for Member States whose currency is the euro - Lord Howell of Guildford

Tuesday 22 March

The House will sit at 2:30pm

Introduction – Lord Glendonbrook

Oral Questions – Sales of tenancy farms by local authorities - Lord Harrison; Regulation of the arms trade - Lord Judd; Commemorating the centenary of the Great War - Lord Faulkner of Worcester

Orders and Regulations – Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2011; Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Order 2011 – Lord Sassoon

Orders and Regulations – 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; Greater Manchester Combined Authority Order 2011 – Baroness Hanham

Legislation – National Insurance Contributions Bill - Third reading

Legislation – European Union Bill - Second reading

Wednesday 23 March

The House will sit at 3:00pm

Oral Questions – The extradition of Gary McKinnon - Lord Maginnis of Drumglass; Video Recordings Act 2010 - Lord Clement-Jones; Changes to the law in Wales relating to organ donation - Lord Wigley

Legislation – Public Bodies Bill [HL] - Report stage - Lord Taylor of Holbeach

Orders and Regulations – Ecclesiastical Fees (Amendment) Measure; Care of Cathedrals Measure; Mission and Pastoral Measure - Bishop of Exeter

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

Orders and Regulations – Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2011, Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Order 2011, Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2011 – Lord Sassoon

Orders and Regulations – Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) (Family Proceedings) Order 2011, Family Procedure (Modification of Enactments) Order 2011 – Lord McNally

Orders and Regulations – Data Protection (Subject Access Modification) (Social Work) (Amendment) Order 2011 – Lord McNally

Orders and Regulations – Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity – Baroness Hanham

Orders and Regulations – Offshore Chemicals (Amendment) Regulations 2011, Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 – Lord Marland

Orders and Regulations – Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order 2011 – Lord Marland


Thursday 24 March

The House will sit at 11:00am

Oral Questions – The role learning English plays in integration - Lord Greaves; The cost of the reorganisation of the NHS - Baroness Williams of Crosby; Challenging judgments of the European Court of Human Rights - Lord Marlesford

Debate – Government policies to promote enterprise, growth and rebalancing of the economy - Lord Lawson of Blaby

Debate – European Union Committee report "Adapting to climate change: EU agriculture and forestry" – Baroness Sharp of Guildford

Friday 25 March

The House will not be sitting.

Provisional Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords
28 March – 1 April 2011

Monday 28 March

The House will sit at 2.30pm

Oral Questions – The number of people sleeping rough in London - Lord Sheldon; Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - Lord Ramsbotham; Electrification of the Cardiff Valley lines - Lord Touhig; Cost of electricity generated by wind farms as compared with that generated by nuclear and fossil-fuelled power stations - Lord Trefgarne

Legislation – Public Bodies Bill [HL] - Report stage (Day 2) - Lord Taylor of Holbeach

Legislation – London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill [HL] - Third reading - Westminster City Council

Tuesday 29 March

The House will sit at 2:30pm

Oral Questions – The level of preventable sight loss in the UK - Lord Low of Dalston; Proposed flood defence allocations - Baroness Quin; Implementing the increased maximum ethanol content in petrol - Lord Steel of Aikwood

Legislation – Building Regulations (Review) Bill [HL] - Report stage - Lord Harrison

Legislation – Fixed-term Parliaments Bill - Committee of the whole House (Day 3) - Lord Wallace of Tankerness

Short Debate – Reducing the regulatory burdens on British agriculture - Baroness Byford

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

Orders and Regulations – Warm Home Discount Regulations 2011 - Lord Marland

Orders and Regulations – Export Control (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2011 - Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint

Orders and Regulations – Employment Equality (Repeal of Retirement Age Provisions) Regulations 2011; Patents County Court (Financial Limits) Order 2011 - Baroness Wilcox

Orders and Regulations – Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2011 - Earl Attlee

Orders and Regulations – Licensing Act 2003 (Royal Wedding Licensing Hours) Order 2011 - Baroness Verma

Orders and Regulations – Equality Act 2010 (Public Authorities and Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) Order 2011 - Baroness Verma

Wednesday 30 March

The House will sit at 3:00pm

Oral Questions – Physical education in schools - Lord Addington; Supporting 16–19 year olds in further education - Lord Willis of Knaresborough; Women’s shelters in Afghanistan - Baroness Hussein-Ece

Legislation – Pensions Bill [HL] - Report stage - Lord Freud

Thursday 31 March

The House will sit at 11:00am

Oral Questions – The Olympic Truce for the London 2012 - Lord Bates; The 40 per cent threshold for a "yes" vote in ballots on trade union recognition - Lord Lea of Crondall; Encompassing Christian denominations and other faiths in House of Lords prayers - Lord Roberts of Llandudno

Debate – A growth strategy for the UK economy - Lord Hollick

Debate – Standards of care and the commissioning of services in the National Health Service – Lord Turnberg

Friday 1 April

The House will not be sitting.