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House of Lords Business

Tuesday 1 July 2008 at 2.30pm

The Lord Bishop of Lincoln and

Baroness Manningham-Buller will be introduced

*Oral questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the progress made in establishing Selective Licensing Areas for the licensing of private landlords matches their intentions at the time of the passing of the Housing Act 2004.

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the creation of the National Health Service.

*Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review the passenger demand forecasting handbook, in the light of increases in demand for rail services.

†*Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the arrangements for selecting officers from ethnic minorities for promotion in the police service are fair.

Special Educational Needs (Information) Bill Committee [Baroness Pitkeathley]

†Baroness Pitkeathley to move that the order of commitment be discharged.

Alcohol Labelling Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Mitchell]

Health and Social Care Bill Third Reading [Lord Darzi of Denham]

Education and Skills Bill Committee (day 2) [Lord Adonis] 19th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, 10th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

†Terrorism Act 2006 (Disapplication of Section 25) Order 2008 Lord West of Spithead to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 May be approved. 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 25th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights (Dinner break business)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Energy Bill Committee (day 5) [Lord Jones of Birmingham] 9th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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Future Business

Wednesday 2 July at 3.00pm
Prayers will have been read

*Lord Ezra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to secure the short-term reliability of electricity supplies.

*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes they have introduced and plan to introduce to their development aid policies as a result of increased world food prices.

*Lord Williams of Elvel to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will issue guidance about the refurbishment of those transport points in London which will experience high numbers of passengers during the 2012 Olympic Games.

†*Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide additional helicopters for Afghanistan.

†Housing and Regeneration Bill Baroness Andrews to move that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clause 1
Schedule 1
Clauses 2 to 9
Schedule 2
Clauses 10 and 11
Schedule 3
Clause 12
Schedule 4
Clauses 13 to 52
Schedule 5
Clause 53
Schedules 6 and 7
Clauses 54 to 58
Schedule 8
Clauses 59 to 275
Schedule 9
Clauses 276 to 283
Schedule 10
Clauses 284 to 297
Schedule 11
Clauses 298 to 301
Schedule 12
Clauses 302 and 303
Schedule 13
Clauses 304 to 309
Schedule 14
Clauses 310 to 312
Schedule 15
Clauses 313 to 319
Schedule 16
Clauses 320 to 324.

National Insurance Contributions Bill Report [Lord McKenzie of Luton]

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are giving to Israel and the Palestinian Authority in their peace negotiations. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

†Pensions Bill Committee (day 4) [Lord McKenzie of Luton] 9th and 11th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Probate Services (Approved Bodies) Order 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bach] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Representation of the People (Amendment) Regulations 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bach] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Electoral Regions (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bach] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

European Parliament (Number of MEPs and Distribution between Electoral Regions) (United Kingdom and Gibraltar) Order 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bach] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Vadera] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Cancellation of Contracts made in a Consumer’s Home or Place of Work etc. Regulations 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Vadera] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Companies (Reduction of Share Capital) Order 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Vadera] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following three items are expected to be debated together:

†Small Limited Liability Partnerships (Accounts) Regulations 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Vadera] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Large and Medium-sized Limited Liability Partnerships (Accounts) Regulations 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Vadera] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Limited Liability Partnerships (Accounts and Audit) (Application of Companies Act 2006) Regulations 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Vadera] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Thursday 3 July at 11.00am

*Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to maintain standards in NHS dentistry, in the light of dentists leaving the National Health Service.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase awareness of, and the number of people on, the list of potential donors for bone marrow transplants.

*Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to increase their humanitarian assistance and help with reconstruction in northern Uganda following the peace talks in Juba.

Lord Taverne to call attention to the effects of rises in world food prices; and to move for papers. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Standard Authorisations, Assessments and Ordinary Residence) Regulations 2008 Baroness Thornton to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 20 May be approved. 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Health Care and Associated Professions (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2008 Baroness Thornton to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 4 June be approved. 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Education and Skills Bill will continue.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Energy Bill will continue at 2.00pm in the Moses Room.

Friday 4 July at 10.00am

Health and Safety (Offences) Bill Second Reading [Lord Grocott]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Grocott to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Immigration (Discharged Gurkhas) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Lee of Trafford]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Lee of Trafford to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Planning and Energy Bill Committee [Lord Hanningfield] 10th and 11th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Monday 7 July at 2.30pm

Mr Michael Bates will be introduced as a Baron.

*Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the review Time out of Cell, published by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons in June 2008.

*Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are giving to the police and the insurance industry to tackle the increasing occurrence of insurance fraud.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to provide information on new legislation and policies to the devolved administrations.

*Lord Campbell of Alloway to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the efficacy of the defence procurement process.

Housing and Regeneration Bill Report [Baroness Andrews] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) Regulations 2008 Lord McKenzie of Luton to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 June be approved. 23rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Dinner break business)

Social Security (Students Responsible for Children or Young Persons) Amendment Regulations 2008 Lord McKenzie of Luton to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 14 May be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Dinner break business)

Tuesday 8 July at 2.30pm

*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of progress made by the agency NHS Connecting for Health.

*Baroness Thomas of Walliswood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the recruitment and retention of highly qualified graduate women in the jobs for which they are qualified.

*Viscount Ullswater to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect the Taliban to be defeated by military means.

Retail Development Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Cotter]

Counter-Terrorism Bill Second Reading [Lord West of Spithead]

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Rooker] 23rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

London Waste and Recycling Board Order 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Rooker] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Wednesday 9 July at 3.00pm

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy that no commercial bank should be allowed to become bankrupt.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report Moral, But No Compass commissioned by the Church of England.

*Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they now expect to ratify the United Nations Convention on Disability Rights.

It is expected that the Report stage of the Housing and Regeneration Bill will conclude.

Thursday 10 July at 11.00am

*Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will refer to the Office of Fair Trading the practice of car park operators, including local authorities, of using payment machines that do not give change.

*Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they are intervening before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Horst Schalk and Johann Kopf v Austria (Application No 30141/04) to contend that same-sex relationships fall outside the ambit of family life for the purposes of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent meetings they have held with the government of France to discuss priorities during the French Presidency of the European Union.

†Powers of Entry etc. Bill [HL] Report [Lord Selsdon]

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Pensions Bill will conclude.

Monday 14 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Jenkin of Roding to ask Her Majesty’s Government who will be invited to take part in the proposed Nuclear Development Forum announced on 12 June; and whether it will include representatives of the bodies engaged in promoting skills and training for work in the nuclear industry.

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving to the possibility of extending the state retirement age beyond the present age of 65, and 68 in 2044.

*Baroness Trumpington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will require all the air entering passenger aircraft to be filtered.

*Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to ensure that the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education is seen to be fully independent of the universities.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Education and Skills Bill will continue.

Tuesday 15 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take in the light of the fourth report on Restorative Justice.

*Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to issue data on the changing average temperature of the land areas of the world in order to inform the development of their policy on climate change.

*Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to UNICEF’s Report Card 8 on Early Childhood Services, published on 15 July.

†Planning Bill Second Reading [Baroness Andrews]

Wednesday 16 July at 3.00pm

*Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask the Chairman of Committees what steps are being taken to measure and reduce the carbon footprint of members and staff of the House of Lords travelling on parliamentary business.

*Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for reviewing the rules on street photography.

*Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will add a separate category to the 2011 Census for Romany Gypsies and Irish Travellers.

Crossrail Bill Report [Lord Bassam of Brighton]

Lord Goodlad to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report of the Constitution Committee on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny in the 2006-07 session. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Thursday 17 July at 11.00am

*Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to co-ordinate monetary and fiscal policy.

*Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they have issued to internet service providers on when and how they can intercept their customers’ website use; and what information they have made available to the public about the privacy issues involved.

*Baroness Hanham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what account they have taken of Police Authorities’ 3-year corporate planning and efficiency programmes in the grant settlement for 2008-11.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Education and Skills Bill will continue.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

†Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will issue medals to all British military personnel who have been seriously wounded in the Afghan and Iraq campaigns. (1 hour)

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Rugby Football Union’s Go Play Rugby scheme; and what lessons can be drawn for encouraging amateur participation in other sports. (1 hour)

Monday 21 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the size of the prison population.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that British Overseas Territories, particularly the Cayman Islands, are included in the white list of financial centres with top quality anti-money-laundering controls.

*Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage the use of telehealth and telecare technology to help the management of long-term conditions.

*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review Network Rail’s corporate governance.

Tuesday 22 July at 11.00am

*Baroness Perry of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to increase Government spending on research into dementia.

*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what initiatives they will take to encourage dialogue between the European Union and the government of Russia on the place of human rights, freedom of the media and civil society in the context of stable democracy and containing extremism.

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will propose a new treaty, under which, pending full nuclear disarmament, states possessing nuclear weapons would undertake not to use them to attack states without nuclear weapons.

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Motions relating to Select Committee Reports

The date on which the Report was published is in italics

Lord Goodlad to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Constitution Committee on Relations between the executive, the judiciary and Parliament (6th Report, Session 2006-07, HL Paper 151). 26 July 2007

Lord Wakeham to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Economic Affairs Committee on The Economic Impact of Immigration (First Report, HL Paper 82). 1 April 2008

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Other Motions for Debate

Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to call attention to developments in Latin America; and to move for papers.

Lord Northbourne to call attention to the role of parents in enabling their child to achieve good outcomes at school; and to move for papers.

Lord Norton of Louth to call attention to the case for improving the form in which legislation is presented to Parliament; and to move for papers.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to call attention to Her Majesty’s Government’s policies on multi-culturalism and community cohesion; and to move for papers.

Earl of Glasgow to call attention to the opportunities and challenges facing the United Kingdom tourism industry; and to move for papers.

Lord Norton of Louth to call attention to the case for more post-legislative scrutiny by Parliament; and to move for papers.

Lord Harrison to call attention to the British Humanist Association’s reports Quality and Equality: Human Rights, Public Services and Religious Organisations and The Case for Secularism: A Neutral State in an Open Society; and to move for papers.

Baroness Williams of Crosby to call attention to the impact of national tests and league tables on educational achievement; and to move for papers.

Baroness Uddin to call attention to efforts to support families of children with special educational needs; and to move for papers.

Lord Naseby to call attention to the new peace initiative in Sri Lanka; and to move for papers.

Baroness Cox to call attention to the protection of the freedoms of United Kingdom citizens offered by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and to move for papers.

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to call attention to the human rights situation in Iran; and to move for papers.

Lord Lamont of Lerwick to call attention to the values of tolerance and justice in Islam, the need to avoid a clash of civilisations and the role of British foreign policy in achieving this; and to move for papers.

Lord Bilimoria to call attention to the case for reform of international institutions, specifically the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund; and to move for papers.

Lord Cobbold to call attention to Her Majesty’s Government’s policy document Drugs: protecting families and communities; and to move for papers.

Lord Trefgarne to call attention to the role of the House of Lords in holding ministers to account, and to the effect of recent changes to the procedures of the House in that regard; and to move for papers.

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to call attention to recent developments in Taiwan; and to move for papers.

Baroness Valentine to call attention to the case for ensuring that Heathrow airport provides a world-class service; and to move for papers.

Lord Graham of Edmonton to call attention to the 60th anniversary of the creation of the National Health Service and its effects on the British people; and to move for papers.

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract to call attention to the conduct of solicitors in the British Coal litigation; and to move for papers.

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Questions for Short Debate

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they see as the eventual destination of the project of European Union.

Lord Best to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to remove barriers caused by housing benefit restrictions that prevent young people leaving hostels and supported housing projects.

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will undertake a full analysis of the prospects for United Kingdom membership of the eurozone including the risk that further delay will make it harder to achieve United Kingdom membership.

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce hospital-acquired infections.

Earl Howe to ask Her Majesty’s Government how implementation of the Musculoskeletal Services Framework is progressing, with particular emphasis on health and employment issues.

Baroness Trumpington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will examine the present contributions of the police and the Home Office in the identification, prevention, solving and reduction of crime.

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage the co-ordination of fire safety and emergency services across the European Union.

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce legislation to ensure that, for customers with personal bank accounts, United Kingdom banks levy the same charges for transfers and payments between the United Kingdom and other European Union member states as they levy in domestic transactions, in accordance with European Commission objectives.

Lord Lyell of Markyate to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the workings of the Border and Immigration Agency in relation to visas for students whose courses include short periods of unpaid work experience.

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will hold discussions with the European Union presidency and Commission to seek new initiatives to assist with the crisis in Gaza and the West Bank.

Lord Filkin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to allow for better post-legislative scrutiny by Parliament.

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are taking forward the recommendations of the Roberts Commission report Representing the future: The report of the Councillors Commission.

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are taking forward the Improving Nutritional Care action plan published by the Department of Health in October 2007.

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to ensure that every United Kingdom citizen is protected in the exercise of their freedoms as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the situation in, and future prospects for, Kashmir.

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the political situation in Pakistan.

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the constitutional developments in the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to ensure that the New Approach to Appraisal for major highway projects is in line with other aspects of Government policy.

Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further measures they will take to encourage the full participation of women in public and political life.

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether specialist hospital units have an obligation of ongoing care towards their patients when a clinical crisis occurs.

Lord May of Oxford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS.

Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask the Chairman of Committees whether he will make representations to the World Squares for All Steering Group on the proposal to close only the road on the south side of Parliament Square and not that on the east side.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made with the Millennium Development Goals, particularly in relation to levels of child mortality.

Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will conduct an inquiry into the approach of the Environment Agency and the Environment Agency Wales in pursuing those liable for remediation of Brofiscin Quarry and other legacy sites.

Baroness Howells of St Davids to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that the United Nations can act in accordance with the objectives outlined in the preamble to the Charter of the United Nations.

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the findings of the report Strengthening Parliaments in Africa: improving support prepared by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Africa.

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of whether Al-Qaeda is an ideological movement or an international organisation.

Earl of Dundee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have beyond 2010 to achieve further road casualty reductions.

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there are opportunities for service personnel severely wounded and disabled on active service to remain with their corps regiments or units in administrative or clerical roles.

Baroness Neuberger to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in light of the King’s Fund report Improving Choice at End of Life, they will consider recommending the adoption of the Marie Curie Delivering Choice Programme nationwide.

Lord Low of Dalston to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will respond to the recommendations in Dame Carol Black’s Review of the Health of the Working Age Population.

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to review the application of inheritance tax to cohabiting and dependent close family members.

Lord Thomas of Gresford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the investigation by the Crown Prosecution Service and West Midlands Police into the Channel 4 Dispatches programme “Undercover Mosque”; and whether this has affected policy on the prosecution of offences of incitement to racial hatred and incitement to religious hatred.

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they view the change of government in Taiwan.

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are ensuring coordination between health services, the police and counselling services for child and adult victims of rape.

Viscount Simon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking regarding the prevalence and treatment of asthma.

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the Law Society (Legal Complaints Service and Solicitors Regulation Authority) in the British Coal litigation.

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the implications of the projected increase in the population of the United Kingdom and of the world.

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they propose to end the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Scheme relating to the whole Commonwealth.

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the fourth report on Restorative Justice, whether they plan to expand the role of restorative justice in the criminal justice system.

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the role of Privy Counsellors.

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Questions for Written Answer

Tabled on 30 June and due for answer by 14 July.

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent of any retaliation by Iran to an attack on their nuclear facilities. HL4504

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Tunnicliffe on 25 June (WA 254) concerning payments made by the Northern Ireland Parades Commission, to whom the £102,570 for mediation was paid; how the mediators were selected; after what equality process; and how the results were monitored. HL4505

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Tunnicliffe on 25 June (WA 254-5) concerning funding awards made by the Northern Ireland Parades Commission, who selected the groups who were paid; on what bases; and what percentage of applications for funding was accepted. HL4506

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 25 June (WA 253) concerning 34 questions on human rights, whether the letter containing the answers will be printed in the Official Report; if not, why not; and when they will answer the questions. HL4507

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 23 June (WA 204-5) concerning revenue lost due to fuel laundering in Northern Ireland, why the report was lodged only in the House of Commons Library; why the figures requested were not published in the Official Report; and what “PBR” stands for. HL4508

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government which voluntary organisations in Northern Ireland have been recognised for their contribution in recent decades. HL4509

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Tunnicliffe on 24 June (WA 233-4) concerning the processing of invoices by the Northern Ireland Parades Commission, as noted in its Annual Report for 2006-07, why the figure of 81.1 per cent of invoices paid inside 30 days was used in the Annual Report instead of the 94.2 per cent given in the answer. HL4510

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Tunnicliffe on 25 June (WA 259) and 24 June (WA 236-7), whether “a 24-hour, seven days a week response service to every area of Northern Ireland” indicates that there are areas where there are no locally tasked patrols, particularly at night; if not, what the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland meant by the phrase; and whether they have any further information to add to the answers. HL4511

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Tunnicliffe on 25 June (WA 259), where the Police Service of Northern Ireland response service for Clogher Valley between 1.00am and 8.00am is based; how many times that response has been necessary during 2008; and what have been the response times. HL4512

Baroness Neville-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many foreign nationals have been subject to control orders since they were introduced; and of these how many have been successfully deported. HL4513

Baroness Neville-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals subject to control orders were subsequently served between February 2007 and February 2008 with notices of intention to deport; on what date each of these notices was served; and how many of those individuals have been successfully deported. HL4514

Baroness Neville-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals subject to control orders have absconded abroad, or are thought to have absconded abroad, since control orders were introduced. HL4515

Baroness Neville-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many memorandums of understanding to facilitate the deportation of foreign nationals on grounds of national security and unacceptable behaviour are in place; and with which countries. HL4516

Baroness Neville-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many memorandums of understanding to facilitate the deportation of foreign nationals on grounds of national security and unacceptable behaviour are currently being negotiated; and with which countries. HL4517

Baroness Neville-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government since July 2006, how many deportation actions on grounds of national security and unacceptable behaviour to countries with which the United Kingdom has a memorandum of understanding have been successful. HL4518

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government, under the Varney Delivery Plan, how many large businesses managed by HM Revenue and Customs’ Large Business Service had (a) a high, (b) a medium, and (c) a low risk rating from HM Revenue and Customs at the most recent date for which the figures are available; and what are the criteria for allocating these ratings to businesses. HL4519

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether unacceptable tax planning and behaviours, as described in HM Revenue and Customs’ Varney report, are consistent with high standards of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility in large British businesses. HL4520

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they take into account unacceptable tax planning and behaviours, as set out in HM Revenue and Customs’ Varney report, in determining public procurement policy; and, if not, whether they will consider how this could be done. HL4521

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will require all United Kingdom companies with more than 1,000 employees to include in their annual reports a table showing the effective tax rate paid by them in each country in which they operate. HL4522

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce legislation amending the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, having regard to the decision of the House of Lords on 25 June in London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm ([2008] UKHL 43), so that due allowance is made for the consequences of a person’s disability, for example, in a case where there is a ban on dogs in restaurants, which has a disproportionate effect on blind people who rely upon guide dogs to get about. HL4523

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government in what circumstances they deport Darfuri asylum seekers to Sudan; what assessment they have made of the likely treatment of such asylum seekers by the Sudanese authorities on their return; how many have been returned in the past six months; and how many are scheduled for deportation in the near future. HL4524

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Burma about the conditions in which political prisoners in Burma are held. HL4525

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to secure the reinstatement of regular access to Burma’s prisons for international monitors such as the International Committee of the Red Cross. HL4526

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Burma about the denial of medical treatment to Min Ko Naing. HL4527

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received representations about the denial of medical treatment to Burmese political prisoner Myo Yan Naung Thein; and what plans they have to investigate his situation and raise his case with the government of Burma. HL4528

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following BE (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department ([2008] EWCA Civ 540), whether they will issue an Asylum Policy Instruction stating that when an asylum seeker has deserted the armed forces of a state rather than committed abuse of human rights under orders, a fear of persecution for holding political opinions is established, regardless of the punishment that faces him. HL4529

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the allegations on the BBC News 24 programme Our World on 29 June on imports of gems and timber of Burmese origin, they will consult other European Union member states on monitoring imports covered by the sanctions introduced on 10 March; and whether those sanctions cover imports processed in or transferred through third countries. HL4530

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to follow up their representations and those of the Quartet to Israel, such as on 2 May, about the Palestinians. HL4531

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the International Narcotics Control Board requires a formal assessment of unmet need for pain relieving medicines when gathering estimates of a country’s demand for narcotics for pain relief. HL4532

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote further the regular consumption of foodstuffs containing wholegrain, anti-oxidants and folic acid. HL4533

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote healthier diets and less use of curative medical products such as energy enhancing liquids. HL4534

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the healthier diet programmes launched by the 2004 Wanless reports have reduced the incidence of poor health amongst the general population. HL4535

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the United Kingdom population they expect to be regular tobacco smokers in 2010, as compared with 2007. HL4536

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to increase funding for cyber infrastructure research projects in companies and universities in 2008-09 and 2009-10. HL4537

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider new measures to accelerate the growth of smart metering units in United Kingdom dwellings. HL4538

Lord Carlile of Berriew to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place the Article 2 compliant inquiry into the treatment of SP whilst in prison service custody on a statutory footing, with an independent, legally qualified chair. HL4539

Lord Carlile of Berriew to ask Her Majesty’s Government why Stephen Shaw, the Prison and Probation Ombudsman, has declined to conduct the Article 2 compliant inquiry into the treatment of SP whilst in prison service custody; who will now conduct that inquiry; and what is the expected timetable. HL4540

Lord Carlile of Berriew to ask Her Majesty’s Government what facilities, arrangements and payment rates will be permitted so that SP can be fully represented in the Article 2 compliant inquiry into her treatment whilst in prison service custody. HL4541

Lord Carlile of Berriew to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Article 2 compliant inquiry into the treatment of SP whilst in prison service custody will include in its terms of reference issues of child welfare as well as child protection; whether the chair of the inquiry will control the choice and interviewing of witnesses and any issues of disclosure; and whether the chair of the inquiry will be able to determine whether expert witnesses should be employed or instructed. HL4542

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Questions unanswered after 14 days

The questions asked on the dates shown in bold were due for answer by the dates in brackets. The Government department responsible for answering each Question is shown in square brackets.

12 March (26 March)

HL2512 Baroness Valentine [HO]

1 April (15 April)

HL2955 Lord Campbell-Savours [HO]

21 April (6 May)

HL3092 Lord Avebury [DfID]

HL3111 Lord Hylton [DfID]

30 April 2008 (14 May)

HL3410 Lord Campbell-Savours [HO]

HL3411 Lord Campbell-Savours [HO]

HL3412 Lord Campbell-Savours [HO]

HL3414 Lord Campbell-Savours [HO]

1 May 2008 (15 May)

HL3425 Lord Campbell-Savours [HO]

HL3426 Lord Campbell-Savours [HO]

HL3427 Lord Campbell-Savours [HO]

HL3433 Baroness Tonge [DfID]

12 May 2008 (27 May)

HL3589 Lord Jones of Cheltenham [DfID]

16 May 2008 (30 May)

HL3734 Lord Laird [NIO]

19 May 2008 (2 June)

HL3736 Lord Laird [CO]

HL3740 Lord Laird [NIO]

20 May 2008 (3 June)

HL3774 Lord Browne of Belmont [NIO]

2 June 2008 (16 June)

HL3875 Lord Dykes [DfBERR]

HL3878 Lord Dykes [DfBERR]

HL3883 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL3887 Lord Astor of Hever [MoD]

HL3888 Lord Astor of Hever [MoD]

3 June 2008 (17 June)

HL3924 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL3928 Lord Laird [NIO]

5 June 2008 (19 June)

HL3998 Lord Laird [FCO]

HL4002 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4010 Earl of Sandwich [DfID]

HL4011 Earl of Sandwich [DfID]

9 June 2008 (23 June)

HL4027 Viscount Waverley [CO]

HL4028 Viscount Waverley [CO]

HL4029 Viscount Waverley [CO]

HL4030 Viscount Waverley [CO]

HL4043 Baroness Tonge [DfID]

HL4044 Baroness Tonge [DfID]

10 June 2008 (24 June)

HL4073 Lord Hanningfield [DfID]

11 June 2008 (25 June)

HL4115 Lord Laird [CO]

HL4141 Baroness Hanham [HO]

HL4142 Baroness Hanham [HO]

HL4150 Baroness Hollis of Heigham [DWP]

12 June 2008 (26 June)

HL4164 Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract [DfBERR]

HL4168 Lord Hanningfield [DfBERR]

HL4169 Lord Hanningfield [DfT]

HL4170 Lord Hanningfield [DfT]

HL4172 Lord Wade of Chorlton [CLG]

HL4178 Earl of Sandwich [HO]

HL4179 Earl of Sandwich [HO]

HL4180 Lord Dubs [DfT]

HL4182 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4183 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4185 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4186 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4191 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [NIO]

13 June 2008 (27 June)

HL4213 Lord Laird [NIO]

16 June 2008 (30 June)

HL4225 Lord Hanningfield [DoH]

HL4226 Lord Hanningfield [DEFRA]

HL4236 Lord Hylton [DfID]

HL4239 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4242 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4245 Lord Morris of Manchester [DfID]

HL4250 Lord Taylor of Holbeach [CO]

Number of questions allocated to each department which are unanswered after 14 days.

[CLG] 1 [CO] 7 [DEFRA] 1 [DfBERR] 4 [DfID] 11 [DfT] 3
[DoH] 1 [DWP] 1 [FCO] 1 [HO] 14 [MoD] 2 [NIO] 14

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Bills in Progress

Type of Bill To be considered
Waiting for Second Reading
Immigration (Discharged Gurkhas) [HL] Private Member’s 4 July
Iraq War Inquiry [HL] Private Member’s
Borough Freedom (No. 2) [HL] Private Member’s
Counter-Terrorism Government 8 July
Health and Safety (Offences) Private Member’s 4 July
Planning Government 15 July
Broads Authority Private
Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee
Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) [HL] Private
Committed to a Select Committee
London Local Authorities [HL] Private 7 July
London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) [HL] Private
Committed to a Grand Committee
Energy Government 1 July
Committed to a Committee of the Whole House
House of Lords [HL] Private Member’s
Kidney Transplant [HL] Private Member’s
House of Lords (Amendment) [HL] Private Member’s
House of Lords (Members’ Taxation Status) [HL] Private Member’s
Safety Deposit Current Accounts [HL] Private Member’s
Torture (Damages) [HL] Private Member’s
Sunday Trading (Horticulture) [HL] Private Member’s
Pensions Government 2 July
Education and Skills Government 1 July
Planning and Energy Private Member’s 4 July
Special Educational Needs (Information) Private Member’s 1 July
Waiting for Report
National Insurance Contributions Government 2 July
Housing and Regeneration (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government 7 July
Crossrail Government 16 July
Powers of Entry etc. [HL] Private Member’s 10 July
Waiting for Third Reading
Retail Development [HL] Private Member’s 8 July
Alcohol Labelling [HL] Private Member’s 1 July
Health and Social Care (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government 1 July
Sent to the Commons
Local Transport [HL] Government
Human Fertilisation and Embryology [HL] Government
Disabled Persons (Independent Living) [HL] Private Member’s
Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts [HL]
(Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion)
Government
Children and Young Persons [HL] Government
Climate Change [HL] (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government
Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions [HL] Government
Statute Law (Repeals) [HL] (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government
Employment [HL] Government
Bournemouth Borough Council [HL] Private
Manchester City Council [HL] Private
Waiting for Royal Assent
Sale of Student Loans Government
London Local Authorities and Transport for London Private

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Affirmative Instruments in Progress

The Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee has drawn attention to certain instruments in the reports indicated

Merits Committee To be considered
Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments
Draft Immigration (Supply of Information to the Secretary of State for Immigration Purposes) Order 2008
Draft Maternity and Parental Leave etc. and the Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2008
Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Probate Services (Approved Bodies) Order 2008 2 July
Draft Representation of the People (Amendment) Regulations 2008 2 July
Draft European Parliament (Number of MEPs and Distribution between Electoral Regions) (United Kingdom and Gibraltar) Order 2008 2 July
Draft Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Electoral Regions (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2008 2 July
Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2008 2 July
Draft Cancellation of Contracts made in a Consumer’s Home or Place of Work etc. Regulations 2008 2 July
Draft Companies (Reduction of Share Capital) Order 2008 2 July
Draft Small Limited Liability Partnerships (Accounts) Regulations 2008 2 July
Draft Large and Medium-sized Limited Liability Partnerships (Accounts) Regulations 2008 2 July
Draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Accounts and Audit) (Application of Companies Act 2006) Regulations 2008 2 July
Draft London Waste and Recycling Board Order 2008 8 July
Draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2008 8 July
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Social Security (Students Responsible for Children or Young Persons) Amendment Regulations 2008 7 July
Draft Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Standard Authorisations, Assessments and Ordinary Residence) Regulations 2008 3 July
Draft Terrorism Act 2006 (Disapplication of Section 25) Order 2008 1 July
Draft Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Specified Organisations) Order 2008
Draft Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2008
Draft Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2008
Draft First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal (Composition of Tribunal) Order 2008
Draft Appeals from the Upper Tribunal to the Court of Appeal Order 2008
Draft Health Care and Associated Professions (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2008 3 July
Draft Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2008
Draft Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2008
Draft Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Civil Penalty Code of Practice) Order 2008
Draft Immigration (Biometric Registration) Regulations 2008
Draft Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2008
Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: Code of Practice) Order 2008
Draft Financial Assistance Scheme (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2008
Draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) Regulations 2008 7 July

Super-affirmative Instrument in Progress

This category lists super-affirmative instruments for which the House has not appointed special scrutiny arrangements. See the separate lists below for Human Rights Act 1998 Remedial Orders and Legislative Reform Orders.

Proposal laid before the House for first-stage scrutiny

Date of Laying Expiry of first-stage scrutiny
Proposed draft Criminal Damage (Compensation) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 25 June 6 November

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Legislative Reform Orders in Progress

Date of Laying Parliamentary Procedure
Affirmative draft Order laid before the House and referred to the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Consumer Credit) Order 2008 17 June Affirmative
Draft Legislative Reform (Local Authority Consent Requirements) (England and Wales) Order 2008 26 June Affirmative
Regulatory Reform Committee To be considered
Second-stage super-affirmative draft Order laid before the House and referred to the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Local Authority Consent Requirements) (England and Wales) Order 2007 1st Report

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Committees

Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords’ rooms in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheet. Only the next meeting of each Committee is listed below. Further details of these meetings, and of planned further meetings, may be found in the House of Lords Committees Weekly Bulletin.

Tuesday 1 July
Human Rights Joint Committee visit to France and Spain
European Union Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade 10.30am
Liaison Committee Domestic Committee 12 noon
in Committee Room G
Merits of Statutory Instruments Select Committee 3.30pm
Economic Affairs Select Committee 3.30pm
Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill Joint Committee 4.00pm
Works of Art Domestic Committee 4.15pm
in Committee Room G
Wednesday 2 July
Draft Marine Bill Joint Committee 9.00am
in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
European Union Sub-Committee D Environment and Agriculture 10.30am
Science and Technology Sub-Committee II Genomic Medicine 10.30am
in Committee Room G
European Union Select Committee 3.30pm
Statutory Instruments Joint Committee 3.45pm
European Union Sub-Committee E Law and Institutions 4.15pm
Thursday 3 July
Refreshment Committee Domestic Committee 2.00pm
in Committee Room G
European Union Sub-Committee C Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy 3.15pm
Monday 7 July
London Local Authorities Bill [HL] Select Committee 10.30am
European Union Sub-Committee B Internal Market 4.00pm
Privileges Committee Domestic Committee 4.00pm
Tuesday 8 July
Science and Technology Select Committee 3.30pm
Wednesday 9 July
Communications Select Committee 9.45am
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Select Committee 10.30am
Constitution Select Committee 10.30am
Thursday 10 July
European Union Sub-Committee G Social Policy and Consumer Affairs 10.00am

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Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 30 June 2008

The House met at 2.30pm
Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham

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Select Committee Report

1   Procedure of the House   
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Royal Commissions for Prorogation. (2nd Report, HL Paper 135)

Private Business

2   London Local Authorities Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees informed the House that he had appointed the following Lords to form the Select Committee on the bill:

L Acton
L Bew
L Brougham and Vaux
L Burnett
L Geddes (Chairman);

it was ordered that the Committee do meet on Monday 7 July at 10.30am.

Public Business

3   Zimbabwe A question was asked by Lord Blaker and answered by Lord Bach.

4   Mental health: section 136 A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham and answered by Baroness Thornton.

5   Office of the Public Guardian: lasting powers of attorney A question was asked by Baroness Gardner of Parkes and answered by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.

6   Carbon emissions A question was asked by Lord Trefgarne and answered by Lord Rooker.

7   Pensions Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 84. Amendments were agreed to. Amendment 89 was agreed to (see division list 1). The House resumed.

8   National Health Service: next stage review Lord Darzi of Denham repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

9   Pensions Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 89B. Amendments were agreed to. The House resumed.

10   Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 Lord Rooker moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 April be approved. Then Lord Morrow moved, as an amendment to the original motion, to leave out from “that” to the end and insert “this House declines to approve the draft Order laid before the House on 30 April because of opposition in Northern Ireland to lowering the age of consent”. After debate, the amendment was disagreed to (see division list 2) and the original motion was agreed to.

11   Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland Consequential Amendments) Order 2008 Lord Rooker moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 April be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12   Pensions Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 103. Amendments were agreed to. The House resumed after clause 54 was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 9.58pm until 2.30pm on Tuesday 1 July.

Michael Pownall

Clerk of the Parliaments

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Papers

All statutory instruments laid before the House are accompanied by an Explanatory Memorandum presented by command of Her Majesty, unless otherwise indicated.

Command Papers

The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty:

1   Nuclear Energy—Iran’s Nuclear Programme: A Collection of Documents, Volume 2.    (7421)

2   Health—Report of the Department of Health on the NHS Next Stage Review.   (7432)

3   Sport—Government Response to the Report of the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on the London 2012 Olympic Games.   (7437)

4   Contingent Liability—Minute of the Ministry of Defence concerning the updating of a contingent liability for the underwriting of funding for the Armed Forces Memorial.   (—)

5   Departmental Performance—Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the National School of Government.   (—)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)

The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 27 June, were ordered to lie on the Table.

1   Industrial Training Levy (Reasonable Steps) Regulations 2008, laid under the Industrial Training Act 1982.      (1639)

2   Armed Forces (Service Inquiries) Regulations 2008, laid under the Armed Forces Act 2006.   (1651)

3   Companies Act 1985 (Annual Return) and Companies (Principal Business Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Companies Act 1985.   (1659)

Affirmative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution:

Draft Maternity and Parental Leave etc. and the Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Employment Rights Act 1996.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1   Student Fees (Qualifying Courses and Persons) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Higher Education Act 2004.   (1640)

2   Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) Amendment (No. 3) Order 2008, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.   (1649)

Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1   (1)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

   (2)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

   (3)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the NHS Business Services Authority

laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

2   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence, laid under the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002.

3   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Financial Services Authority, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

4   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Duchy of Cornwall, laid under the Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall (Accounts) Act 1838.

5   Accounts for 2007-08 of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000.

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Judicial Business

Monday 30 June

1   Principal and Fellows of Newnham College in the University of Cambridge (Respondents) v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Appellants) Further to the Order of the House of Wednesday 16 April 2008 (33rd Report, Session 2007-08; [2008] UKHL 23) it was ordered that the appellants do pay or cause to be paid to the respondents their costs of the appeal to this House, the amount of such costs to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

2   BDW Trading Limited (Respondents) v Micro Design Group Limited and others (Petitioners) The petition of Micro Design Group Limited and Trustees of the Micro Design Consultancy Limited Pension Scheme praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 21 May).

3   AS (Somalia) (FC) and another (FC) (Petitioners) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) The petition of AS and HS praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioners’ certificates of public funding were lodged (lodged 17 June).

4   In re A and others (Appellants) (FC) (Northern Ireland) The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

5   R (on the application of Wright and others) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for Health and another (Respondents) The petition of the appellants praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 15 July (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

6   Oyarce (Petitioner) v Cheshire County Council (Respondents) Upon application by the petitioner (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) it was ordered that the petition be withdrawn and that there be no order as to costs.

7   Appeal Committee The 88th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made:

Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Petitioners) v Barakat Gallery Limited (Respondents) That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

Neil Martin Limited (Petitioners) v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Respondents) That leave to appeal be refused.

Fulham Leisure Holdings Limited (Petitioners) v Nicholson Graham & Jones (a firm) (Respondents) That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

Owners of the ship “Front Ace” (Respondents) v Owners of the ship “Vicky I” (Petitioners) That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

King (Respondent) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office (Petitioner) That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 14 July.

AIC Limited (Petitioners) v Marine Pilot Limited (Respondents) That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondents be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(d); and, if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

8   Appeal Committee The 89th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made:

Lexington Insurance Company (Respondents) v AGF Insurance Limited (Appellants) and one other action That the petition of the appellant praying that the appeal be restored and for leave to give security for costs notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order V has expired be allowed.

9   Appeal Committee The 90th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made:

10   R (on the application of Bapio Action Limited and another) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another (Appellant) The petition of the Secretary of State for Health praying that the Order of the House of 30 April be varied as to costs was refused.

Tuesday 1 July at 10.30am
In Committee Room No 4A

Further hearing by the Appellate Committee in the following cause:

R (on the application of Bancoult) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Appellant)

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Divisions on 30 June 2008

Pensions Bill

Division No. 1

Lord McKenzie of Luton moved amendment 89, in clause 29, page 13, line 36, at end to insert:

“( ) Regulations prescribing arrangements for the purposes of section 3(2), 5(2), 6(3) or 8(2) may require the employer to make such a deduction or payment at any time on or after the date with effect from which the jobholder is to become an active member of a scheme under the arrangements.”

The Committee divided:

   Contents   158

   Not-contents   65

Contents

Acton, L.
Addington, L.
Adonis, L.
Ahmed, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.
Ashton of Upholland, B. (Lord President)
Avebury, L.
Bach, L.
Barker, B.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]
Bernstein of Craigweil, L.
Bhatia, L.
Bhattacharyya, L.
Bledisloe, V.
Blood, B.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Boothroyd, B.
Borrie, L.
Brookman, L.
Butler of Brockwell, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carter of Coles, L.
Chorley, L.
Christopher, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Cobbold, L.
Cohen of Pimlico, B.
Corston, B.
Craigavon, V.
Cunningham of Felling, L.
D’Souza, B.
Darzi of Denham, L.
Davidson of Glen Clova, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Dear, L.
Desai, L.
Donoughue, L.
Elystan-Morgan, L.
Evans of Watford, L.
Falkender, B.
Falkland, V.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Fearn, L.
Filkin, L.
Finlay of Llandaff, B.
Fyfe of Fairfield, L.
Gale, B.
Garden of Frognal, B.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Golding, B.
Goodhart, L.
Gould of Brookwood, L.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Greengross, B.
Gregson, L.
Griffiths of Burry Port, L.
Grocott, L.
Hamwee, B.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Haskel, L.
Haworth, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Hooson, L.
Howarth of Newport, L.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Jones, L.
Jones of Whitchurch, B.
Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Laming, L.
Lee of Trafford, L.
Levy, L.
Lipsey, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
McNally, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Meacher, B.
Methuen, L.
Mitchell, L.
Morgan, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morgan of Huyton, B.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Handsworth, L.
Morris of Manchester, L.
Morris of Yardley, B.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.
Palmer, L.
Patel, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Paul, L.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Prosser, B.
Puttnam, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Redesdale, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Rennard, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Rosser, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B. [Teller]
Russell-Johnston, L.
St. John of Bletso, L.
Sandberg, L.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Sheldon, L.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Slim, V.
Soley, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Teverson, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tonge, B.
Truscott, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turnberg, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Vadera, B.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walmsley, B.
Walpole, L.
Warnock, B.
Watson of Invergowrie, L.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
West of Spithead, L.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.

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Alton of Liverpool, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]
Ashcroft, L.
Attlee, E.
Blackwell, L.
Broers, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Browne of Belmont, L.
Buscombe, B.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Cathcart, E.
Colwyn, L.
Crickhowell, L.
De Mauley, L. [Teller]
Dixon-Smith, L.
Dundee, E.
Eccles, V.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Elton, L.
Fookes, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Geddes, L.
Glenarthur, L.
Hanningfield, L.
Hayhoe, L.
Henley, L.
Hooper, B.
Howe, E.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Lawson of Blaby, L.
Lindsay, E.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
Marland, L.
Marlesford, L.
Mawhinney, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Morrow, L.
Neville-Jones, B.
Noakes, B.
Northesk, E.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Rogan, L.
Selborne, E.
Selsdon, L.
Sharples, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Sheikh, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Sutherland of Houndwood, L.
Swinfen, L.
Taylor of Holbeach, L.
Trumpington, B.
Ullswater, V.
Verma, B.
Wade of Chorlton, L.
Wilcox, B.
Windlesham, L.

Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008

Division No. 2

Lord Morrow moved, as an amendment to the motion that the draft Order be approved, to leave out from "that" to the end and insert "this House declines to approve the draft Order laid before the House on 30 April because of opposition in Northern Ireland to lowering the age of consent". The House divided:

   Contents   66

   Not-contents   146

Contents

Ahmed, L.
Armstrong of Ilminster, L.
Astor of Hever, L.
Blaker, L.
Brookman, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Browne of Belmont, L. [Teller]
Carnegy of Lour, B.
Chichester, Bp.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Cox, B.
Davies of Coity, L.
Dear, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Eccles, V.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Elton, L.
Ferrers, E.
Fookes, B.
Geddes, L.
Hooper, B.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Hutton, L.
James of Holland Park, B.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Kilclooney, L.
Laird, L. [Teller]
Lawson of Blaby, L.
Lindsay, E.
Lloyd of Berwick, L.
Luce, L.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McAlpine of West Green, L.
Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Mancroft, L.
Mar, C.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Molyneaux of Killead, L.
Monson, L.
Montgomery of Alamein, V.
Morrow, L.
Naseby, L.
Neill of Bladen, L.
O’Cathain, B.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Pendry, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Rowe-Beddoe, L.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Sheikh, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Skidelsky, L.
Southwell and Nottingham, Bp.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Taylor of Holbeach, L.
Tebbit, L.
Trenchard, V.
Trimble, L.
Verma, B.
Waddington, L.
Walpole, L.

Not Contents

Acton, L.
Adams of Craigielea, B.
Addington, L.
Alli, L.
Andrews, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.
Ashton of Upholland, B. (Lord President)
Avebury, L.
Bach, L. [Teller]
Barker, B.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Bernstein of Craigweil, L.
Bilston, L.
Blood, B.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Bradley, L.
Bragg, L.
Brett, L.
Burnett, L.
Carlile of Berriew, L.
Chandos, V.
Chidgey, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Corston, B.
Cotter, L.
Craigavon, V.
Davidson of Glen Clova, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Dykes, L.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Ford, B.
Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.
Gale, B.
Garden of Frognal, B.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Golding, B.
Goodhart, L.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Greengross, B.
Grocott, L.
Hamwee, B.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Haskins, L.
Haworth, L.
Henig, B.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Howarth of Breckland, B.
Howarth of Newport, L.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Joffe, L.
Jones, L.
Jones of Cheltenham, L.
Jones of Whitchurch, B.
Jordan, L.
Judd, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Layard, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lee of Trafford, L.
Leitch, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Livsey of Talgarth, L.
McDonagh, B.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Maxton, L.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Mitchell, L.
Moonie, L.
Morgan, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morris of Handsworth, L.
Morris of Yardley, B.
Neuberger, B.
Northover, B.
Norton of Louth, L.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.
Patel, L.
Patel of Bradford, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Prosser, B.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Razzall, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rees of Ludlow, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Rooker, L.
Rosser, L.
Rowlands, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B. [Teller]
St John of Fawsley, L.
Sawyer, L.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Snape, L.
Soley, L.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Temple-Morris, L.
Teverson, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tordoff, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Tyler, L.
Vadera, B.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Wallace of Tankerness, L.
Walmsley, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
West of Spithead, L.
Whitty, L.
Wilkins, B.
Young of Old Scone, B.

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