Weekly Information Bulletin: 9th July 2011

Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords
11 – 15 July 2011

Monday 11 July

The House will sit at 2:30pm

Oral Questions – International development, population issues and reproductive health and rights - Viscount Craigavon; Impact on abattoirs of the proposed introduction of a full cost recovery system - Baroness Byford; Age-appropriate parental education in school - Lord Northbourne; The military situation in Afghanistan - Lord Lee of Trafford

Orders and Regulations – Communications Act 2003 (Maximum Penalty for Contravention of Information Requirements) Order 2011; Gambling Act 2005 (Gaming Machines in Adult Gaming Centres and Bingo Premises) Order 2011; Categories of Gaming Machine (Amendment) Regulations 2011 – Baroness Rawlings

Orders and Regulations – Distribution of Dormant Account Money (Apportionment) Order 2011; Charities Act 2006 (Principal Regulators of Exempt Charities) Regulations 2011; Charities Act 2006 (Changes in Exempt Charities) Order 2011 – Baroness Verma

Legislation – Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill - Report stage (Day 3)

Motion of regret - This House regrets that the timetable for implementation of the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display and Specialist Tobacconists) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/1256) may result in up to 4,000 more young people taking up smoking than if the original implementation date had been kept to; further regrets that the Government have not explained how they will mitigate burdens on business "while maintaining the expected public health gains"; and calls on the Government to make the health needs of young people the priority by keeping to the original timetable for implementation.

The House will sit in Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Legislation – Education Bill - Committee stage (Day 5) - Lord Hill of Oareford

Tuesday 12 July

The House will sit at 2:30pm

Oral Questions – The human rights situation in Kashmir - Lord Hussain; Increasing employment in market and coastal towns in England - Lord Knight of Weymouth; Ensuring that inquests are not subject to unreasonable delays - Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer

Legislation – Police (Detention and Bail) – Second reading

Legislation – Localism Bill - Committee of the whole House (Day 7)

Legislation – Police (Detention and Bail) – Remaining stages

The House will sit in Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Orders and Regulations – Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Juxtaposed Controls) (Amendment) Order 2011; Immigration (Provision of Physical Data) (Amendment) Regulations 2011; Legislative Reform (Epping Forest) Order 2011 – Lord De Mauley

Orders and Regulations – Renewable Heat Incentive (Amendment to the Energy Act 2008) Regulations 2011; Renewable Heat Incentive Regulations 2011; Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Access to Infrastructure) Regulations 2011; Disclosure of State Pension Credit Information (Warm Home Discount) Regulations 2011; Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 – Lord Marland

Orders and Regulations – National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2011; National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2011 – Lord De Mauley

Orders and Regulations – Criminal Procedure (Legal Assistance, Detention and Appeals) (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2011; Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2011 – Lord Wallace of Tankerness


Wednesday 13 July

The House will sit at 3:00pm

Oral Questions – Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy - Baroness Parminter; Fuel poverty and the adopting by energy companies of a rising block tariff system of charging - Earl Cathcart; Devolution to England - Lord Foulkes of Cumnock

Legislation – Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill - Report stage (Day 4)

The House will sit in Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Legislation – Education Bill - Committee stage (Day 6) - Lord Hill of Oareford

Thursday 14 July

The House will sit at 11:00am

Oral Questions – Encouraging young people to pursue careers in the creative industries - Baroness Jones of Whitchurch; Reducing the incidence of homophobic bullying in schools - Lord Collins of Highbury; Protecting patients with diabetes - Lord Morris of Manchester

Legislation – Localism Bill - Committee of the whole House (Day 8)

Motion of Regret – This House regrets that the draft Modifications to the Standard Conditions of Electricity Supply Licences disappoint the legitimate expectations of businesses who placed reliance on Government announcements as to the availability and amount of subsidy, and favours the least efficient forms of solar electricity generation. 34th Report from the Merits Committee

Motion of Regret – This House regrets that the implementation of the draft Modifications to the Standard Conditions of Electricity Supply Licences will have a significant negative impact on the United Kingdom solar industry; further regrets that this could have a devastating impact on community energy schemes and has created uncertainty about the Government’s commitment to a green energy policy; and calls on the Government to reconsider their approach to the Feed-in Tariffs, to consider a gradual taper for any changes that it makes and to set out their future intentions for the solar industry and its role in contributing to the energy security of the United Kingdom through a mixed energy supply. 34th Report from the Merits Committee

Friday 15 July

The House will sit at 10:00am

Legislation – Coinage (Measurement) Bill - Second reading - Lord Risby

If the Bill is read a second time, Lord Risby to move that the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House

Legislation – Live Music Bill [HL] - Committee of the whole House - Lord Clement-Jones

Legislation – Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Committee of the whole House - Lord Dholakia


Provisional Forthcoming Business of the House of Lords
18 – 22 July 2011

Monday 18 July

The House will sit at 2:30pm

Oral Questions – Environmental benefits of the proposed Thames Tunnel - Lord Berkeley; Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Lord Chidgey; Risk to financial markets of off-exchange trading venues - Baroness Kramer; Making apprenticeships fully accessible to those with dyslexia - Lord Addington

Legislation – Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill – Second reading – Lord Sassoon

Legislation – Finance (No. 3) Bill - Second reading - Lord Sassoon

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

Legislation – Education Bill - Committee stage (Day 7) - Lord Hill of Oareford

Tuesday 19 July

The House will sit at

Oral Questions – Dialogue between Indonesia and representatives of the West Papuan operation - Lord Harries of Pentregarth; Southern Sudan’s independence - Lord Avebury; East Jerusalem and the West Bank - Lord Hylton

Legislation – Welfare Reform Bill - Second reading - Lord Freud

If the Bill is read a second time, Lord Freud to move that the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House

Wednesday 20 July

The House will sit at 11:00am

Oral Questions – Encouraging and supporting theatre within the regions - Earl of Clancarty; Number of representations from the public in response to the House of Lords Reform draft Bill - Lord Grocott; A public inquiry into the practices and ethics of News International and media organisations - Lord Roberts of Llandudno; A public inquiry into the practices and ethics of News International and other media organisations - Lord Roberts of Llandudno

Orders and Regulations – Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2011; Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2011; Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (Amendment) Order 2011 - Lord McNally

Legislation – Localism Bill - Committee of the whole House (Day 9) - Baroness Hanham

The House will sit in Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 11:45am

Legislation – Education Bill - Committee stage (Day 8) - Lord Hill of Oareford.

Thursday 21 July

The House will not be sitting.

Friday 22 July

The House will not be sitting.

Prepared 8th July 2011