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Weekly Information Bulletin: 7th May 2011

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

Orders and Regulations - Pensions Appeal Tribunals Act 1943 (Time Limit for Appeals) (Amendment) Regulations 2011; Pensions Appeal Tribunals Act 1943 (Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme) (Rights of Appeal) Regulations 2011 – Lord Astor of Hever

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

Legislation – European Union Bill - Committee of the whole House (Day 4)

Tuesday 10 May

The House will sit at 2:30pm

Oral Questions – Improving outcomes for kidney cancer patients - Lord Davies of Coity; Encouraging the provision of arts at a local level - Earl of Clancarty; Closure of adoption agencies following the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 - Lord Waddington

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

Motion – Jobseekers Allowance (Mandatory Work Activity Scheme) Regulations 2011 - Motion to annul and separate motion to regret - Lord Knight of Weymouth

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

Orders and Regulations – Immigration (Designation of Travel Bans) (Amendment) Order 2011; Libya (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011 - Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

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 Wilkins; 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

Short Debate – European Union Committee Report on the EU strategy for economic growth and the UK National Reform Programme - Baroness O'Cathain

Short Debate – National Reform Programme 2011 - Lord Sassoon

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


Provisional Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords

16 – 20 May 2011

Monday 16 May

The House will sit at 2:30pm

Oral Questions – Use of revenue received by commercial broadcasters from product placement - Baroness Benjamin; Increasing over the next three years the United Kingdom’s current net contribution to the EU budget - Lord Vinson; Securing the primacy of the House of Commons if the House of Lords is replaced by an elected chamber - Lord Kakkar; Proposed Palestinian statehood declaration - Lord Sheikh

Legislation – Fixed-term Parliaments Bill - Report stage (Day 2)

Motion – Changes to Immigration Rules (HC908) - Regret Motion - Lord Avebury / Baroness Neville-Jones

Tuesday 17 May

The House will sit at 2:30pm

Oral Questions – Development of the BBC World Service - Lord Fowler; Safety of asylum seekers returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo - Bishop of Winchester; Determining which subjects count towards the English Baccalaureate - Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury

Legislation – Postal Services Bill - Report stage (Day 2)

Legislation – European Union Bill - Committee of the whole House (Day 5)

Wednesday 18 May

The House will sit at 3:00pm

Oral Questions – Ensuring that school inspectors are trained to prevent proliferation of imported race and religious hate material in faith schools - Baroness Deech; Proportion of higher education courses charging £9,000 from next year - Lord Knight of Weymouth; Ensuring that Twickenham railway station is fit for purpose in time for the Rugby World Cup in 2015 - Lord Addington

Legislation – Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill - Committee of the whole House (Day 2) - Baroness Neville-Jones

Debate – Air Passenger Duty banding on the Caribbean and other developing economies – Baroness Benjamin

Thursday 19 May

The House will sit at 11:00am

Oral Questions – Responsibilities of parenthood - Lord Northbourne; Bahrainians studying in the UK whose courses have been terminated - Lord Avebury; Responsibility of the British Embassy in Iraq for maintaining the condition of Camp Ashraf - Lord Corbett of Castle Vale

Debate – European Convention on Human Rights - Lord Irvine of Lairg

Debate – The case for civil legal aid - Lord Beecham

Orders and Regulations – Employment and Support Allowance (Work-Related Activity) Regulations – Lord Freud

Orders and Regulations – Social Security (Electoronic Communications) Order 2011 – Lord Freud

Friday 20 May

The House will not be sitting.