House of Lords
Session 2007 - 08
Publications on the internet
House of Lords Business

House of Lords Business

 Subscribe to Email Alerts for this pageSubscribe to Email Alerts for this page
Please note that a new window will open up when subscribing to this service. When you have completed the subscription sign-on, click on Close to shut the window down.


 

Thursday 10 July 2008 at 11.00am

*Oral questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reimburse local authorities for the £671 million cost increases on current road schemes managed by local authorities.

Business of the House The Lord President (Baroness Ashton of Upholland) to move that Standing Order 47 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Friday 18 July to allow the Finance Bill and the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 2) Bill to be taken through their remaining stages that day.

Business of the House The Lord President (Baroness Ashton of Upholland) to move that, in the event of the Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Bill being read a second time, Standing Order 47 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Tuesday 15 July to allow it to be taken through its remaining stages that day.

The Lord President (Baroness Ashton of Upholland) intends to move the following three motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: Code of Practice) Order 2008 The Lord President (Baroness Ashton of Upholland) to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Specified Organisations) Order 2008 The Lord President (Baroness Ashton of Upholland) to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Maternity and Parental Leave etc. and the Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2008 The Lord President (Baroness Ashton of Upholland) to move that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.

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

Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Bill Second Reading [Lord Hunt of Kings Heath]

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

Pensions Bill Committee (day 5) [Lord McKenzie of Luton] 9th and 11th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Back to Contents

Future Business

Monday 14 July at 2.30pm

Lord Smith of Kelvin will be introduced

*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.

Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2008 Lord Davies of Oldham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 9 June be approved. 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, Considered in Grand Committee on 8 July

Lord Rooker intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.

Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2008 Lord Rooker to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 18 June be approved. 23rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, Considered in Grand Committee on 8 July

London Waste and Recycling Board Order 2008 Lord Rooker to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 11 June be approved. 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, Considered in Grand Committee on 8 July

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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

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 whether the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families will head the United Kingdom delegation reporting to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva on 23 September.

†Planning Bill Second Reading [Baroness Andrews] 12th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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

If the Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Bill is read a second time on Thursday 10 July, it will be further considered.

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.

Liaison The Chairman of Committees to move that the 2nd Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 142) be agreed to.

Crossrail Bill Report [Lord Bassam of Brighton]

Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2008 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that the draft Scheme laid before the House on 18 June be approved. 23rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

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. (1½ hours)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Immigration (Supply of Information to the Secretary of State for Immigration Purposes) Order 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord West of Spithead] 24th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Civil Penalty Code of Practice) Order 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord West of Spithead] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Immigration (Biometric Registration) Regulations 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord West of Spithead] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord West of Spithead] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2008 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord West of Spithead] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

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.

†Housing and Regeneration Bill Third Reading [Baroness Andrews]

†Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2008 Lord West of Spithead to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 2 July be approved. 25th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Education and Skills Bill Committee (day 4) [Lord Adonis] 19th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, 10th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce hospital-acquired infections. (1 hour)

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 Iraqi campaigns. (1 hour)

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. (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)

Friday 18 July at 10.00am

Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 2) Bill Second Reading [Lord Davies of Oldham]

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Finance Bill Second Reading [Lord Davies of Oldham]

Lord Vallance of Tummel to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Economic Affairs Committee on The Finance Bill 2008 (2nd Report, HL Paper 117).

Health and Safety (Offences) Bill Committee [Lord Grocott]

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.

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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

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.

Back to Contents

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

Back to Contents

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation

European Parliament (House of Lords Disqualification) Regulations 2008 Lord Trefgarne to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 24 June, be annulled (SI 2008/1647). 24th Report from the Merits Committee

Back to Contents

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.

Back to Contents

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Earl of Selborne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future funding of agricultural and food research.

Back to Contents

Questions for Written Answer

Tabled on 9 July and due for answer by 23 July.

Lord Jenkin of Roding to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the updated Transmission Entry Capacity Register, published on 7 July by National Grid plc, which looks seven years forward at the demand for grid access, appears to have no entries related to new nuclear build. [DfBERR] HL4783

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action the South West Regional Development Agency is taking to maximise cruise ship tourism in connection with the 2012 Olympic events at Weymouth, in particular to encourage such ships to visit other south west ports. [DCMS] HL4784

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the South West Regional Development Agency has budgeted to ensure a legacy for south west ports and tourism after the 2012 Olympic events at Weymouth. [DCMS] HL4785

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average amount spent per cruise ship passenger in south west ports. [DCMS] HL4786

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much each Regional Development Agency with at least one port in its area spent on cruise liner tourism and marketing in the last five years. [DCMS] HL4787

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking regarding thefts of metal objects from public places, including gully grates in highways, street furniture and from the roofs of schools and other public buildings. [HO] HL4788

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to prevent the theft of metal signal cabling from railway lines. [HO] HL4789

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce greater regulation of the scrap metal trade to counter thefts of metal objects. [HO] HL4790

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to prevent the export of stolen scrap metal. [HO] HL4791

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many primary care trusts provide National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence-approved computerised cognitive behavioural therapy at a level sufficient to meet NICE guidelines. [DoH] HL4792

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the provision of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence-approved computerised cognitive behavioural therapy treatments nationally. [DoH] HL4793

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with other European Union governments about attending the court proceedings in Bahrain against human rights defenders, identified by Front Line and Human Rights Watch, in accordance with the European Union Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders; and whether they will publish the conclusions reached as a result of these observations. [MoJ] HL4794

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (a) deaths, (b) injuries, and (c) other incidents caused by crowd surging, have occurred at football matches involving teams from the top two English divisions in each of the last 30 football seasons. [DCMS] HL4795

Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent contact they have had with the private cord blood banking industry. [DoH] HL4796

Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty’s Government what stakeholder meetings have taken place as part of the Department of Health review of cord blood. [DoH] HL4797

Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the review of cord blood has cost. [DoH] HL4798

Lord Broers to ask Her Majesty’s Government, for the periods (a) 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008, and (b) 1 April 2008 to date, how many complaints of online fraud by customers of financial institutions were forwarded by the financial institutions to the police. [HO] HL4799

Lord Watson of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are in favour of a sixth terminal and a third runway at Heathrow airport. [DfT] HL4800

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they first became aware of BT’s trials of behavioural targeting systems in 2006 and 2007; and what action they took. [HO] HL4801

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what date the Home Office first received enquiries seeking its view of the compatibility of Phorm/121 Media’s behavioural targeting service with Part 1 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000; who made those enquiries; what information was requested; and what response the Home Office made. [HO] HL4802

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what work was undertaken by the Office of Security and Counter-Terrorism between June 2007 and December 2007 on the legal position of internet advertising systems. [HO] HL4803

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government who attended the meeting between Phorm/121 Media and officials from the Home Office in August 2007; what the purpose of the meeting was; what the agenda was; and whether they will place the minutes of the meeting in the Library of the House. [HO] HL4804

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the message sent by Home Office officials to Phorm/121 Media’s legal representative on 7 December 2007. [HO] HL4805

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the legality of BT’s trials of Phorm/121 Media technology. [HO] HL4806

Duke of Montrose to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current wheat resource in the United Kingdom and the European Community; and what that represents in terms of days of consumption. [DEFRA] HL4807

Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether access to the environs of Brofiscin Quarry is prohibited to humans; and, if not, whether it is considered safe for children to play there. [DEFRA] HL4808

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the circumstances surrounding the deaths of six peacekeepers from the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur; and what is being done to identify those responsible. [FCO] HL4809

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in identifying and indicting those responsible for genocide and crimes against humanity in Darfur, with a view to bringing them to trial at the International Criminal Court. [FCO] HL4810

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government which Sudanese officials, identified for investigation by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, have travelled to the United Kingdom in the past four years; what was the purpose of their visit; and what restrictions will be placed on their future visits to the United Kingdom. [FCO] HL4811

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in fulfilling the Prime Minister’s undertaking to provide helicopters to the United Nations-African Union and United Nations mission in Darfur and facilitate peace talks in London. [FCO] HL4812

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any conditions are attached to funding for a national stadium for Northern Ireland; and, if so, what they are. [NIO] HL4813

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many instances of drugs being found in prisons in Northern Ireland have resulted in prosecutions in the last two years. [NIO] HL4814

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the public engagements of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland during April 2008. [NIO] HL4815

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to mark the role played by the Royal Irish Regiment and other service members from Northern Ireland in Iraq and Afghanistan. [NIO] HL4816

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the cost to date of the public inquiry into the death of Pat Finucane. [NIO] HL4817

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the figures by category for each of the national identity and religion questions in the 13 May 2007 England and Wales test census. [CO] HL4818

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the tender specification for 10,000 Post Office Card Account outlets details how many should be based in rural and in urban areas. [DWP] HL4819

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the decision on the future of Post Office accounts is to be decided by the Department for Work and Pensions; and whether that Department has to consult other departments before a final decision is reached. [DWP] HL4820

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money was allocated to research into a tuberculosis vaccine for cattle and badgers in 1997-2007. [DEFRA]. HL4821

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 7 July (HC Deb, cols 1153-55), whether research into a tuberculosis vaccine for cattle and badgers will be financed from existing animal health budgets. [DEFRA] HL4822

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether research into a bovine tuberculosis vaccine for cattle and badgers is being undertaken only by Government research centres, or whether private companies are undertaking such research. [DEFRA] HL4823

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any research is being undertaken on other species in relation to bovine tuberculosis; and whether such research covers any link between badgers, the loss of hedgehogs and dwindling bee populations. [DEFRA] HL4824

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government under what circumstances the United Kingdom Border Agency discloses personal information about immigrants or asylum applicants if requested by Ministers answering parliamentary questions. [HO] HL4825

Lord Hoyle to ask the Chairman of Committees, further to his Written Answers on 3 April (WA 198) and 29 April (WA 18), what priority is given to (a) the Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative; (b) farm assurance; (c) animal welfare; and (d) health and nutrition, when purchasing bacon; and whether the policy on purchasing bacon has been reviewed in the light of the change in value of the pound in relation to the euro. [CoC] HL4826

Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action the Department for Work and Pensions is taking to implement the Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative in respect of its purchasing of pork and bacon; what proportion of pork and bacon purchased is British; what attention is given to farm assurance, animal welfare, and health and nutrition; and how often purchasing policy is reviewed. [DWP] HL4827

Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action the Department for Culture, Media and Sport is taking to implement the Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative in respect of its purchasing of pork and bacon; what proportion of pork and bacon purchased is British; what attention is given to farm assurance, animal welfare, and health and nutrition; and how often purchasing policy is reviewed. [DCMS] HL4828

Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action the Department for Children, Schools and Families is taking to implement the Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative in respect of its purchasing of pork and bacon; what proportion of pork and bacon purchased is British; what attention is given to farm assurance, animal welfare, and health and nutrition; and how often purchasing policy is reviewed. [DfCSF] HL4829

Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is taking to implement the Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative in respect of its purchasing of pork and bacon; what proportion of pork and bacon purchased is British; what attention is given to farm assurance, animal welfare, and health and nutrition; and how often purchasing policy is reviewed. [DEFRA] HL4830

Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action the Department for International Development is taking to implement the Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative in respect of its purchasing of pork and bacon; what proportion of pork and bacon purchased is British; what attention is given to farm assurance, animal welfare, and health and nutrition; and how often purchasing policy is reviewed. [DfID] HL4831

Lord Hanningfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding was awarded to the anti-waste organisation Wrap in each of the last five years. [DEFRA] HL4832

Lord Hanningfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total value of (a) annual United Kingdom exports to Iran; and (b) annual United Kingdom imports from Iran, in each of the last ten years. [DfBERR] HL4833

Lord Hanningfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with external stakeholders regarding the proposed Thames Gateway bridge. [DfT] HL4834

Lord Hanningfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average lodging charge for non-resident junior doctors staying overnight in hospital for part of their shift. [DoH] HL4835

Lord Hanningfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the Department for International Development spent on refreshments in each of the last five years; and what proportion of this expenditure was on Fair Trade products. [DfID] HL4836

Back to Contents

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.

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]

20 May 2008 (3 June)

HL3774 Lord Browne of Belmont [NIO]

3 June 2008 (17 June)

HL3928 Lord Laird [NIO]

5 June 2008 (19 June)

HL3998 Lord Laird [FCO]

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]

12 June 2008 (26 June)

HL4168 Lord Hanningfield [DfBERR]

HL4180 Lord Dubs [DfT]

HL4185 Lord Laird [NIO]

16 June 2008 (30 June)

HL4236 Lord Hylton [DfID]

HL4239 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4245 Lord Morris of Manchester [DfID]

HL4250 Lord Taylor of Holbeach [CO]

17 June 2008 (1 July)

HL4263 Baroness Blood [NIO]

HL4270 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4272 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4275 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4297 Lord Hylton [FCO]

HL4298 Lord Hylton [FCO]

HL4300 Lord Patten [FCO]

18 June 2008 (2 July)

HL4302 Lord Jopling [LHOL]

HL4316 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4317 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4318 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4319 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4320 Lord Laird [NIO]

19 June 2008 (3 July)

HL4333 Earl of Listowel [DoH]

HL4337 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4338 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4340 Lord Laird [LHOL]

HL4341 Lord Laird [NIO]

23 June 2008 (7 July)

HL4371 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4372 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4374 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4375 Lord Laird [NIO]

24 June 2008 (8 July)

HL4387 Lord Norton of Louth [MoJ]

HL4393 Lord Ouseley [CO]

HL4394 Lord Hanningfield [CLG]

HL4396 Lord Hanningfield [CLG]

HL4397 Lord Hanningfield [HO]

HL4401 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [FCO]

HL4402 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4405 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4406 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4408 Lord Jones of Cheltenham [DCMS]

HL4413 Viscount Waverley [DfID]

HL4415 Lord Smith of Clifton [DoH]

HL4416 Lord Smith of Clifton [DoH]

HL4417 Lord Smith of Clifton [DoH]

HL4418 Lord Smith of Clifton [DoH]

HL4421 Lord Hylton [FCO]

HL4426 Lord Morris of Manchester [DoH]

HL4427 Lord Morris of Manchester [DoH]

HL4428 Lord Patten [CO]

HL4429 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [HO]

25 June 2008 (9 July)

HL4431 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4433 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4437 Baroness Northover [DoH]

HL4438 Baroness Northover [DoH]

HL4439 Baroness Northover [DfID]

HL4440 Baroness Northover [DfID]

HL4441 Baroness Northover [DfID]

HL4449 Lord Hanningfield [DoH]

HL4451 Lord Hanningfield [DfT]

HL4459 Lord Taylor of Holbeach [CLG]

HL4461 Earl of Sandwich [DfID]

HL4462 Lord Alton of Liverpool [FCO]

HL4464 Earl of Northesk [HO]

HL4465 Earl of Northesk [HO]

HL4466 Earl of Northesk [HO]

HL4467 Earl of Northesk [HO]

HL4468 Earl of Northesk [HO]

HL4469 Earl of Northesk [HO]

HL4470 Lord Bramall [NIO]

HL4471 Lord Patten [FCO]

HL4476 Lord Bishop of Ripon and Leeds [HMT]

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

[CLG] 3 [CO] 8 [DCMS] 1 [DfBERR] 1 [DfID] 16 [DfT] 2
[DoH] 10 [FCO] 8 [HMT] 1 [HO] 15 [LHOL] 2 [MoJ] 1
[NIO] 27

Back to Contents

Bills in Progress

Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts [HL]
Type of Bill To be considered
Waiting for Second Reading
Finance Government 18 July
Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 2) (Money Bill—8 July) Government 18 July
Iraq War Inquiry [HL] Private Member’s
Borough Freedom (No. 2) [HL] Private Member’s
Planning Government 15 July
Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Government 10 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 16 July
London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) [HL] Private
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 10 July
Education and Skills (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government 17 July
Health and Safety (Offences) Private Member’s 18 July
Immigration (Discharged Gurkhas) [HL] Private Member’s
Counter-Terrorism Government
Waiting for Report
Crossrail Government 16 July
Powers of Entry etc. [HL] Private Member’s 10 July
Energy (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government
Planning and Energy Private Member’s
Waiting for Third Reading
Housing and Regeneration (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government 17 July
Sent to the Commons
Local Transport [HL] Government
Human Fertilisation and Embryology [HL] Government
Disabled Persons (Independent Living) [HL] Private Member’s

(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
Alcohol Labelling [HL] Private Member’s
Retail Development [HL] Private Member’s
Bournemouth Borough Council [HL] Private
Manchester City Council [HL] Private
Returned to the Commons Amended
Health and Social Care (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government
National Insurance Contributions Government
Waiting for Royal Assent
Sale of Student Loans Government
Special Educational Needs (Information) Private Member’s
London Local Authorities and Transport for London Private

Back to Contents

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 Remand on Bail (Disapplication of Credit Period) Rules 2008
Draft Mental Health Act 2007 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2008
Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2008 16 July
Draft Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2008 16 July
Draft Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Civil Penalty Code of Practice) Order 2008 16 July
Draft Immigration (Biometric Registration) Regulations 2008 16 July
Draft Immigration (Supply of Information to the Secretary of State for Immigration Purposes) Order 2008 16 July
Considered by a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft London Waste and Recycling Board Order 2008 14 July
Draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2008 14 July
Draft Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2008 14 July
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Specified Organisations) 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 Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2008 16 July
Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: Code of Practice) Order 2008
Draft Maternity and Parental Leave etc. and the Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2008
Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2008 17 July
Draft Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

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.

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

Back to Contents

Negative Instruments

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires To be considered
24th Report
Fire and Rescue Services (National Framework) (England) Order 2008 12 July
European Parliament (House of Lords Disqualification) Regulations 2008 16 October

Back to Contents

Legislative Reform Orders in Progress

Date of Laying Regulatory Reform Committee
Affirmative draft Order reported following first-stage scrutiny by the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Consumer Credit) Order 2008 17 June 12th Report
Super affirmative draft Order reported following second-stage scrutiny by the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Local Authority Consent Requirements) (England and Wales) Order 2007 26 June 12th Report

Back to Contents

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.


in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Thursday 10 July
European Union Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade visit to Geneva
European Union Sub-Committee G Social Policy and Consumer Affairs 10.00am
European Union Sub-Committee C Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy 10.30am
Monday 14 July
Science and Technology Sub-Committee I Waste Reduction 3.30pm
Human Rights Joint Committee 3.00pm
European Union Sub-Committee B Internal Market 4.00pm
Tuesday 15 July
Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill Joint Committee 1.30pm
Merits of Statutory Instruments Select Committee 3.30pm
Economic Affairs Select Committee 3.30pm
House Committee Domestic Committee 4.00pm
European Union Select Committee 4.15pm
Wednesday 16 July
Draft Marine Bill Joint Committee 9.30am
Communications Select Committee 10.00am
European Union Sub-Committee F Home Affairs 10.30am
European Union Sub-Committee D Environment and Agriculture 10.30am
Constitution Select Committee 10.30am
London Local Authorities Bill [HL] Select Committee 10.30am
Statutory Instruments Joint Committee 3.45pm
European Union Sub-Committee E Law and Institutions 4.15pm
Monday 21 July
Science and Technology Select Committee 4.00pm

Back to Contents

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 9 July 2008

The House met at 9.45am
Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Leicester

Back to Contents

Judicial Business

For judicial business see page 24

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

Back to Contents

Select Committee Reports

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

Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Bill. (9th Report, HL Paper 147)

2   Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform   
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

12th Report, on the following:

Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Bill

Health and Safety (Offences) Bill

Planning Bill

Housing and Regeneration Bill—Government amendments

Pensions Bill—Government amendments

Crossrail Bill—Government response

and on:

Draft Legislative Reform (Consumer Credit) Order 2008

Draft Legislative Reform (Local Authority Consent Requirements) (England and Wales) Order 2008. (HL Paper 148)

3   Statutory Instruments   
The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

25th Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

Draft Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

Draft Maternity and Parental Leave etc. and the Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2008

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2008. (HL Paper 149)

Private Business

4   London Local Authorities Bill [HL] The petition against the bill from The National Market Traders’ Federation (No. 3) was withdrawn. The Committee reported that it had adjourned until Wednesday 16 July.

Public Business

5   Banks A question was asked by Lord Barnett and answered by Lord Davies of Oldham.

6   Church of England: welfare provision A question was asked by Baroness Cox and answered by Baroness Andrews.

7   Disabled people: United Nations Convention A question was asked by Lord Morris of Manchester and answered by Lord McKenzie of Luton.

8   Asylum seekers: Darfur A question was asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno and answered by Lord West of Spithead.

9   National Insurance Contributions Bill The bill was read a third time and passed. The bill was returned to the Commons with amendments.

10   Housing and Regeneration Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 89. Amendments were agreed to. Amendments 121 and 158 were disagreed to (see division lists 1 and 2). The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 77)

11   National Health Service: specialist hospital units A question was asked by Baroness Finlay of Llandaff and, after debate, answered by Lord Darzi of Denham.

The House adjourned at 8.45pm until 11.00am on Thursday 10 July.

Michael Pownall

Clerk of the Parliaments

Back to Contents

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   Local Government—Communities in control: Real people, real power: Government proposals.   
   (7427)

2   Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)—Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Employment and Support Allowance (Consequential Provisions) (No. 2) Regulations 2008. (19 June)
   (—)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1   (1)   Childcare (Inspections) Regulations 2008   (1729)

   (2)   Childcare (Disqualification) (Amendment) Regulations 2008   (1740)

   (3)   Early Years Foundation Stage (Exemptions from Learning and Development Requirements) Regulations 2008   (1743)

laid under the Childcare Act 2006.

2   Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (Additional Functions) Order 2008, laid under the Education Act 1997.   (1744)

3   Education (Pupil Information) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Education Act 1996.   (1747)

4   Trade in Goods (Categories of Controlled Goods) Order 2008, laid under the Export Control Act 2002.         (1805)

5   Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Collective Investment Schemes) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2008, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.   (1813)

Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1   Report for 2007-08 of the Financial Assistance Scheme, laid under the Financial Assistance Scheme Regulations 2005.

2   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Office of the Legal Services Complaints Commissioner, laid under the Access to Justice Act 1999.

3   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, laid under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998.

4   (1)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

   (2)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

   (3)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

   (4)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

   (5)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

   (6)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

   (7)   Report and Accounts for the period 1 November 2007 to 31 March 2008 of the East London NHS Foundation Trust

   (8)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

   (9)   Report and Accounts for the period 1 May 2007 to 31 March 2008 of the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

   (10)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

   (11)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

   (12)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

   (13)   Report and Accounts for the period 1 July 2007 to 31 March 2008 of the Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

   (14)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

   (15)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

   (16)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

   (17)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

   (18)   Report and Accounts for the period 1 July 2007 to 31 March 2008 of the Gloucestershire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

   (19)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

   (20)   Report and Accounts for the period 1 August 2007 to 31 March 2008 of the Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust

   (21)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

   (22)   Report and Accounts for the period 1 February 2008 to 31 March 2008 of the Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

   (23)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

   (24)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the Dorset Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

   (25)   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

Back to Contents

Judicial Business

Wednesday 9 July

1   Common Services Agency (Appellants) v Scottish Information Commissioner (Respondent) (Scotland) It was moved by Lord Hoffmann that the 57th Report from the Appellate Committee be agreed to; the motion was agreed to. It was ordered and adjudged that the appeal be allowed; that the Interlocutor of the First Division of the Inner House of the Court of Session in Scotland of 1 December 2006 be recalled and the decision of the Scottish Information Commissioner of 15 August 2005 set aside; that the application made by Mr Michael Collie be remitted to the Scottish Information Commissioner for reconsideration in the light of the opinions expressed in this House; and that the question of the costs of the appeal to this House and of the expenses below be adjourned in order that the parties may make written submissions within 14 days. [2008] UKHL 47

2   Transfield Shipping Inc (Appellants) v Mercator Shipping Inc (Respondents) It was moved by Lord Hoffmann that the 58th Report from the Appellate Committee be agreed to; the motion was agreed to. It was ordered and adjudged that the appeal be allowed; that the Order of Her Majesty’s Court of Appeal of 6 September 2007 and the Order of Mr Justice Christopher Clarke in the Commercial Court of the Queen’s Bench Division of Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice of 5 November 2006 be set aside; that the Award of the Arbitrators dated 17 May 2006 be remitted for reconsideration by them in accordance with the opinions expressed in this House; and that the question of costs be adjourned in order that the parties may make written submissions within 14 days. [2008] UKHL 48

3   Conor Medsystems Incorporated (Respondents) v Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Incorporated and others (Appellants) It was moved by Lord Hoffmann that the 59th Report from the Appellate Committee be agreed to; the motion was agreed to. It was ordered and adjudged that the appeal be allowed; that paragraphs 1 and 3 of the Order of Her Majesty’s Court of Appeal of 16 January 2007 and paragraphs 1, 3 and 4 of the Order of Mr Justice Pumfrey in the Chancery Division of Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice of 13 March 2006 be set aside; that it be declaredthat European Patent (UK) No. 0,706,376 has always been valid”; that it be certified that the validity of the Patent was unsuccessfully contested; and that the appellants Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Incorporated and the University of British Columbia do pay, or cause to be paid, to the Comptroller General of Patents his costs in this House. [2008] UKHL 49

4   Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Respondents) v EB Central Services Limited (formerly known as Excess Baggage plc) and others (Petitioners) The petition of EB Central Services Limited and Excess Baggage Airports Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 11 June).

5   Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) and others v Rayner (Petitioner) The petition of Daniel Rayner praying for leave to appeal notwithstanding that the time limited by Standing Order II has expired was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

6   R (on the application of Black) (FC) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for Justice (Appellant) (England) The respondent’s certificate of public funding was lodged.

7   Appeal Committee The 93rd Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made:

R (on the application of TI (Kosovo) (FC)) (Petitioner) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) That leave to appeal be refused; that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for her costs in accordance with direction 5.1(c); and if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

In re Okaro (FC) (Petitioner) (Northern Ireland) That leave to appeal be refused; that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for her costs in accordance with direction 5.1(c); and if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

R v JTB (Petitioner) That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 23 July.

CPS Nottinghamshire (Respondents) v Rose (Petitioner) That leave to appeal be refused.

Her Majesty’s Attorney General for Northern Ireland (Respondent) v Sunday Newspapers and another (Petitioners) (Northern Ireland) That leave to appeal be refused.

8   Appeal Committee The 94th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Orders were made:

Omar (FC) (Petitioner) v Birmingham City Council (Respondents) That leave to appeal be refused; that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for their costs in accordance with direction 5.1(c); and if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

Birmingham City Council (Petitioners) v Ali (FC) and others (FC) (Respondents) That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 23 July.

Ofulue and another (Petitioner) v Bossert (Respondent) That leave to appeal be given; and that the petition of appeal be lodged by 23 July.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council (Petitioners) v Hobson (Respondent) That leave to appeal be refused; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for his costs in accordance with direction 6.1(e); and if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

R (on the application of Baker and others and another) (FC) (Petitioner) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and others (Respondents) That leave to appeal be refused; that the costs of the petitioner be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999; that the respondent be at liberty to apply for her costs in accordance with direction 5.1(c); and if the application is granted, that the amount thereof be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

Thursday 10 July at 10.30am
In Committee Room No 1

Further hearing by the Appellate Committee in the following cause:

Scottish & Newcastle plc (Original Respondents and Cross-appellants) v Raguz (Original Appellant and Cross-respondent)

Back to Contents

Divisions on 9 July 2008

Housing and Regeneration Bill

Division No. 1

Viscount Eccles moved amendment 121, after clause 194, to insert the new clause Guidance by the Secretary of State (No. 2). The House divided:

   Contents   76

   Not-contents   168

Contents

Anelay of St Johns, B.
Attlee, E.
Blackwell, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Byford, B.
Cameron of Dillington, L.
Carnegy of Lour, B.
Cathcart, E.
Colville of Culross, V.
Colwyn, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Courtown, E.
Crickhowell, L.
Cumberlege, B.
De Mauley, L.
Denham, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Dundee, E.
Eccles, V. [Teller]
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Falkland, V.
Ferrers, E.
Glenarthur, L.
Hamilton of Epsom, L.
Hanham, B.
Henley, L.
Higgins, L.
Hooper, B.
Howard of Rising, L.
Howe, E.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Hylton, L.
Inglewood, L.
King of Bridgwater, L.
Kingsland, L.
Laird, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lawson of Blaby, L.
Lindsay, E.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
McAlpine of West Green, L.
Marlesford, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Montrose, D.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Morrow, L.
Naseby, L.
Noakes, B.
Norton of Louth, L.
O’Cathain, B.
Onslow, E.
Palmer, L.
Patel, L.
Reay, L.
Renton of Mount Harry, L.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
Sandwich, E.
Seccombe, B. [Teller]
Selkirk of Douglas, L.
Selsdon, L.
Sharples, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Shephard of Northwold, B.
Skelmersdale, L.
Stewartby, L.
Verma, B.
Waddington, L.
Wade of Chorlton, L.
Wakeham, L.
Walpole, L.
Warsi, B.

Not Contents

Acton, L.
Adams of Craigielea, B.
Addington, L.
Adonis, L.
Ahmed, L.
Amos, B.
Anderson of Swansea, L.
Andrews, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.
Avebury, L.
Bach, L.
Barker, B.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Best, L.
Bilston, L.
Blackstone, B.
Blood, B.
Borrie, L.
Boyd of Duncansby, L.
Bradley, L.
Bradshaw, L.
Bragg, L.
Brett, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Christopher, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Cotter, L.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crawley, B.
Darzi of Denham, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L. [Teller]
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Dixon, L.
Dubs, L.
Dykes, L.
Elder, L.
Elystan-Morgan, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Falkender, B.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Filkin, L.
Finlay of Llandaff, B.
Ford, B.
Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.
Foulkes of Cumnock, L.
Gale, B.
Gavron, L.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Giddens, L.
Golding, B.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Grocott, L.
Hamwee, B.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Hart of Chilton, L.
Haskel, L.
Haworth, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Howarth of Newport, L.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Jones, L.
Jones of Whitchurch, B.
Judd, L.
Kilclooney, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Lee of Trafford, L.
Linklater of Butterstone, B.
Lipsey, L.
Livsey of Talgarth, L.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
Macaulay of Bragar, L.
McDonagh, B.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
Maddock, B.
Malloch-Brown, L.
Mar, C.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Methuen, L.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Moonie, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Handsworth, L.
Neuberger, B.
Parekh, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Patel of Bradford, L.
Paul, L.
Pendry, L.
Peston, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Prosser, B.
Prys-Davies, L.
Puttnam, L.
Quin, B.
Radice, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Razzall, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Rennard, L.
Richard, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Robertson of Port Ellen, L.
Rooker, L.
Roper, L.
Rosser, L.
Rowlands, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B. [Teller]
Russell-Johnston, L.
Sawyer, L.
Sewel, L.
Sharman, L.
Sheldon, L.
Simon, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Snape, L.
Soley, L.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tordoff, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turnberg, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walmsley, B.
Warner, L.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
West of Spithead, L.
Whitaker, B.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Williamson of Horton, L.

Housing and Regeneration Bill

Division No. 2

Lord Dixon-Smith moved amendment 158, before clause 277, to insert the new clause Abolition of home information packs. The House divided:

   Contents   103

   Not-contents   122*

Contents

Addington, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]
Avebury, L.
Barker, B.
Blackwell, L.
Bradshaw, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Carnegy of Lour, B.
Cathcart, E.
Colville of Culross, V.
Colwyn, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Cotter, L.
Courtown, E.
Craig of Radley, L.
Cumberlege, B.
De Mauley, L.
Dean of Harptree, L.
Dear, L.
Denham, L.
Dholakia, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Dundee, E.
Dykes, L.
Eccles, V.
Falkland, V.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Ferrers, E.
Finlay of Llandaff, B.
Glenarthur, L.
Goodhart, L.
Greenway, L.
Hamilton of Epsom, L.
Hamwee, B.
Hanham, B.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Henley, L.
Higgins, L.
Hooper, B.
Howe, E.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Inglewood, L.
King of Bridgwater, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Lawson of Blaby, L.
Lee of Trafford, L.
Lindsay, E.
Livsey of Talgarth, L.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
Maddock, B.
Mar, C.
Marlesford, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Methuen, L.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Montrose, D.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Morrow, L.
Naseby, L.
Neuberger, B.
Neville-Jones, B.
Noakes, B.
Northesk, E.
Norton of Louth, L.
O’Cathain, B.
Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.
Onslow, E.
Palmer, L.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Razzall, L.
Reay, L.
Rennard, L.
Renton of Mount Harry, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Roper, L.
Russell-Johnston, L.
Seccombe, B. [Teller]
Selkirk of Douglas, L.
Selsdon, L.
Sharples, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Sheikh, L.
Shephard of Northwold, B.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Taylor of Holbeach, L.
Taylor of Warwick, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Vallance of Tummel, L.
Verma, B.
Waddington, L.
Wakeham, L.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walpole, L.

Not Contents

Acton, L.
Adams of Craigielea, B.
Adonis, L.
Ahmed, L.
Amos, B.
Anderson of Swansea, L.
Andrews, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Ashton of Upholland, B. (Lord President)
Bach, L.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Best, L.
Bhattacharyya, L.
Bilston, L.
Blackstone, B.
Blood, B.
Boyd of Duncansby, L.
Bradley, L.
Bragg, L.
Brett, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Crawley, B.
Darzi of Denham, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L. [Teller]
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Desai, L.
Dixon, L.
Dubs, L.
Eatwell, L.
Elder, L.
Elystan-Morgan, L.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Falkender, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Filkin, L.
Ford, B.
Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.
Foulkes of Cumnock, L.
Gale, B.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Gilbert, L.
Golding, B.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Grocott, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harrison, L.
Hart of Chilton, L.
Haskel, L.
Haworth, L.
Henig, B.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Howarth of Newport, L.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Jones, L.
Jones of Whitchurch, B.
Judd, L.
Kilclooney, L.
Kingsmill, B.
Kirkhill, L.
Layard, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lipsey, L.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
McDonagh, B.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Malloch-Brown, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Moonie, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Handsworth, L.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Patel, L.
Patel of Bradford, L.
Paul, L.
Pendry, L.
Peston, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Prosser, B.
Prys-Davies, L.
Quin, B.
Radice, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Rea, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Rooker, L.
Rosser, L.
Rowlands, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B. [Teller]
Sawyer, L.
Sewel, L.
Sheldon, L.
Simon, V.
Snape, L.
Soley, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turnberg, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Warner, L.
Whitaker, B.
Wilkins, B.
Young of Norwood Green, L.

*The Tellers for the Not Contents reported 122 votes; the Clerks recorded 121 names.

ISBN 9780 108449468

 
 
 
House of Lords home page Houses of Parliament home page House of Commons home page search page enquiries ordering index


© Parliamentary copyright 2008
Prepared: 10 July 2008