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Weekly Information Bulletin: 30 April 2011

Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords
2 – 6 May 2011

Monday 2 May

The House will not be sitting.

Tuesday 3 May

The House will sit at 2:30pm

Oral Questions – Housing benefit reform and the distribution of low income families - Lord Kennedy of Southwark; Levels of personal debt - Lord Haskel; Waiting times for accident and emergency since the abolition of targets - Baroness McDonagh; Waiting times for accident and emergency treatment and operations since the abolition of targets – Lord Willis of Knaresborough

Legislation – European Union Bill - Committee of the whole House (Day 3) – Lord Howell of Guildford

Motion – Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 863) – Regret Motion – Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

Wednesday 4 May

The House will sit at 3:00pm

Oral Questions Preventing bogus charities benefiting from UK tax relief - Lord Naseby; Representations to the Government from manufacturers on economic policy - Lord Sheldon; Teachers’ Education Service for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children – Baroness Whitaker

Legislation – Postal Services Bill - Report stage – Baroness Wilcox

Short Debate – Progress in the Middle East peace process - Baroness Tonge/ Lord Howell of Guildford

Thursday 5 May

The House will sit at 11:00am

Oral Questions – Single state pension with an estimated value of around £155 at current prices – Lord Dykes; Impact of the new English Baccalaureate on the breadth of subjects offered by schools – Baroness Jones of Whitchurch; South Sudanese government's resettlement policy for urban migrants from North Sudan to smallholdings in the South – Lord Chidgey

Debate – Chechnya and the North Caucasus - Lord Judd

Debate – The impact of Government policies on disabled people - Lord Low of Dalston

Legislation – Charities Bill [HL] - Second reading - Baroness Verma

Friday 6 May

The House will not be sitting.

Provisional Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords

9 – 13 May 2011

Monday 9 May

The House will sit at 2:30pm

Oral Questions – Current situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon; Adequate public expenditure reserve to meet any potential requirement - Lord Barnett; Encouraging a settlement between Israel and Palestine - Lord Dubs; Staff levels at Government agencies dealing with financial, banking and tax fraud - Lord Phillips of Sudbury

Legislation – Public Bodies Bill [HL] - Third reading - Lord Taylor of Holbeach

Tuesday 10 May

The House will sit at 2:30pm

Oral Questions – Improving outcomes for kidney cancer patients - Lord Davies of Coity; Recent raid on Camp Ashraf - Lord Waddington; Encouraging the provision of arts at a local level - Earl of Clancarty

Legislation – Fixed-term Parliaments Bill - Report stage - Lord Taylor of Holbeach

Motion – The House regrets that it has been given insufficient information to understand the policy objectives of the Jobseekers Allowance (Mandatory Work Activity Scheme) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/688), how the scheme will work and whether claimants’ prospects of obtaining employment will be improved - Countess of Mar

Wednesday 11 May

The House will sit at 3:00pm

Oral Questions – Loss of passported benefits to disabled people - Baroness Browning; Implementation of the EU electronic communications framework - Baroness Williams of Crosby; Abolishing the General Social Care Council - Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

Legislation – Police Reform and Social Responsibility – Committee stage – Baroness Neville-Jones

Short Debate – Encouraging people to participate in the Big Society - Lord Greaves

Thursday 12 May

The House will sit at 11:00am

Oral Questions; Working with the Church of England in further developing the Big Society - Baroness Perry of Southwark; Legislation to compel the BBC to open its books for audit by the National Audit Office - Lord Touhig; Reviewing the commitment made by the previous Government to participate in the European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism - Lord Willoughby de Broke

Debate – Future contribution of British agriculture to global food security - Baroness Byford

Debate – Our vision for safe and active communities - Baroness Newlove

Motion – House approves, for the purposes of section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993, the Government’s assessment as set out in the Budget Report, combined with the Office for Budget Responsibility’s Economic and Fiscal Outlook, which forms the basis of the United Kingdom’s Convergence Programme; take note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU strategy for economic growth and the UK National Reform Programme - Lord Sassoon / Lord Roper

Motion – To take note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU strategy for economic growth and the UK National Reform Programme (5th Report, HL Paper 81) – Baroness O’Cathain

Friday 13 May

The House will sit at 10:00am

Legislation – Sports Grounds Safety Authority Bill - Second reading - Lord Faulkner of Worcester

Legislation – Estates of Deceased Persons (Forfeiture Rule and Law of Succession) Bill - Second reading - Lord Hunt of Wirral

Legislation – Wreck Removal Convention Bill - Second reading - Baroness Stowell of Beeston