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House of Lords Business

Tuesday 7 October 2008 at 2.30pm

*Oral questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Bishop of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take in the current European Union negotiations to include forest-based carbon credits from developing countries in the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme.

*Baroness Prosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have benefited from the latest rise in the national minimum wage; and what action they are taking to ensure that the national minimum wage is enforced.

*Lord Snape to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of bus partnerships at local level; and how local bus services have changed since the introduction of bus partnerships.

†*Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of savers’ deposits, as opposed to accounts, will be covered by the proposed increase in the limit of the guarantee scheme to £50,000; and what is their estimate of the value of savings which remain unprotected.

The Chairman of Committees intends to move the following four motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired

†Deputy Chairmen of Committees The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Bassam of Brighton be appointed a member of the panel of Deputy Chairmen of Committees, in the place of the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon).

†Select Committees The Chairman of Committees to move that the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) be appointed a member of the following Committees, in the place of Baroness Ashton of Upholland: House and Liaison.

†Select Committees The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Bassam of Brighton be appointed a member of the following Committees, in the place of Baroness Ashton of Upholland: Privileges, Procedure and Selection.

†Administration and Works The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Bassam of Brighton be appointed a member of the Administration and Works Committee, in the place of the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon).

Pensions Bill Report [Lord McKenzie of Luton]

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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Future Business

Wednesday 8 October at 3.00pm

*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the future of Wellington Barracks.

*Lord Blaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current policy towards Zimbabwe.

*Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what compensation has been offered to the family of Zahid Mubarak, who was murdered in Her Majesty’s Young Offenders Institution Feltham in 2000.

†*Baroness Kingsmill to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to protect consumers in the event of a merger between Lloyds TSB and HBOS.

Planning and Energy Bill Third Reading [Lord Hanningfield]

†Planning Bill Committee (day 2) [Baroness Andrews] 12th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Legislative Reform (Consumer Credit) Order 2008 Lord Tunnicliffe to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 June be approved. 12th Report from the Regulatory Reform Committee (Dinner break business)

Broads Authority Bill Second Reading [Lord Bishop of Norwich] (Dinner break business)

Thursday 9 October at 11.00am

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of refugees caused by the conflict in Iraq.

*Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what review was undertaken of the extent and depth of deprivation in the haemophilia community before the decision was taken to cut the Haemophilia Society’s core grant by 70 per cent.

*Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on enlargement of the Afghan National Army.

Counter-Terrorism Bill Committee [Lord West of Spithead] 11th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 21st and 24th Reports from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

†Lord Bishop of Chelmsford to ask Her Majesty's Government what future role they envisage for churches and faith communities in voluntary sector and welfare delivery partnerships. (Lunch break business, 1 hour)

Friday 10 October at 10.00am

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

Lord Roper to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The European Union and Russia (14th Report, HL Paper 98).

Lord Broers to move that this House takes note of the Reports of the Science and Technology Committee on Personal Internet Security (5th Report, Session 2006-07, HL Paper 165-1) and Personal Internet Security: Follow-up (4th Report, HL Paper 131).

Monday 13 October at 2.30pm

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the treatment by the State Peace and Development Council in Burma of ethnic national people, in particular the Karen, Chin and Rohingya peoples; and whether they will provide assistance for the relief of famine in the Chin State.

*Lord Eden of Winton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with the government of Pakistan about the security of its border with Afghanistan.

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the fire on 11 September, they will review the safety regulations applying to the carrying of road freight through the Channel Tunnel.

*Baroness Noakes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report of the Parliamentary Ombudsman into Equitable Life.

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Counter-Terrorism Bill will continue.

Tuesday 14 October at 2.30pm

*Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the forthcoming Green Paper on social care will contain a commitment to ensure disabled people will be free to move between local authorities without risk of loss of their social care package.

*Lord Craig of Radley to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they intend to abolish the Pensions Appeal Tribunal in England and Wales, which hears appeals from armed forces personnel, their dependants and veterans.

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Chancellor of the Exchequer last had an official meeting with the Governor of the Bank of England; and what was discussed.

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 (Dinner break business)

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Planning Bill will continue.

Wednesday 15 October at 3.00pm

*Lord Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the implications for mental health services of the Independent Police Complaints Commission report Police Custody as a “Place of Safety”: Examining the Use of Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

*Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many non-natural deaths there have been in Prison Service custody in the first nine months of 2008.

*Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they still plan to close the Department for International Development office in Georgia this year; and, if so, why.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Counter-Terrorism Bill will continue.

Thursday 16 October at 11.00am

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will next meet representatives of the French European Union Presidency to discuss European Union and United Kingdom relations with Georgia and Ukraine.

*Lord Krebs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking with local authorities to encourage walking and cycling in urban areas.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have regarding short selling shares in publicly quoted financial sector companies after 16 January 2009.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Planning Bill will continue.

Monday 20 October at 2.30pm

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate for the balance of payments in the current financial year.

*Lord Janner of Braunstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent diplomatic efforts regarding Iran’s uranium enrichment programme.

†*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce co-payments for specialist NHS drug treatments; and under what circumstances co-payment is now permitted in the National Health Service.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Planning Bill will continue.

Tuesday 21 October at 2.30pm

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the moratorium preventing the forced return of failed asylum seekers to Zimbabwe, Darfur and Iran will continue.

†*Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 10 July (HL Deb, cols 843-4), what has been the outcome of his consultation with ministerial colleagues about their intervention 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 Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that United Kingdom investment in science is sufficient to meet the key economic and environmental challenges facing the United Kingdom.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Counter-Terrorism Bill will conclude.

Wednesday 22 October at 3.00pm

*Lord Ezra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their forecasts for the security and prices of energy supplies during the coming winter.

*Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

†*Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many British farmers have been prosecuted under European Union rules for using a combine harvester on wet land.

Energy Bill Report [Lord Bach]

Thursday 23 October at 11.00am

†*Baroness Hamwee to ask the Chairman of Committees whether the House authorities were consulted before the Mayor of London’s announcement that he would not proceed with the planned part-pedestrianisation of Parliament Square.

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

Monday 27 October at 2.30pm

†*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to secure compliance with immigration and security rules in relation to passengers travelling abroad using private aircraft or non-scheduled flights from and into smaller airports.

Wednesday 29 October at 3.00pm

†*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review their plans to build Titan prisons in light of recent projections of future prison populations.

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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

Lord Fowler to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on The ownership of the news (First Report, HL Paper 122). 27 June 2008

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Motions relating to Delegated Legislation

Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2008 Lord Craig of Radley to move that this House declines to approve the draft Order laid before the House on 4 June because it abolishes the Pensions Appeal Tribunal in England and Wales. 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Health Service Branded Medicines (Control of Prices and Supply of Information) Regulations 2008 Earl Howe to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 21 July, be annulled (SI 2008/1938).

†Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2008 Baroness Thomas of Winchester to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 15 September, be annulled (SI 2008/2424).

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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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

Lord Borrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they hope to achieve through the publication of the Department of Health’s consultation paper on the future of tobacco control.

Lord Watson of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the desirability, and viability, of further expansions at Heathrow airport.

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposals in Dignity in Dying’s Charter for Dignity at the End of Life will be taken into account as they take forward their end of life care strategy.

Lord Hannay of Chiswick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Nuclear Security Project launched in the United States and supported in the United Kingdom; and whether they will support a new drive for multilateral nuclear disarmament.

Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they will give to enable the British Formula 1 Grand Prix to continue.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Centre for Policy Studies’ recent publication How to save the BBC by Sir Anthony Jay.

Baroness Prashar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those with autism benefit from enhanced social inclusion and are properly protected by disability discrimination legislation.

Baroness Turner of Camden to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to enable older workers who are able and willing to continue working to do so.

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the situation in the Niger Delta.

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 Blaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current situation in Zimbabwe.

†Lord Macdonald of Tradeston to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the future of public service broadcasting in Scotland.

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Questions for Written Answer

Tabled on 6 October and due for answer by 20 October.

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide a mobility component to the Attendance Allowance for those aged 65 and over who did not apply for, or were not qualified to receive, Disability Living Allowance before the age of 65. HL5405

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to resolve the current conflict in the Niger Delta; and what humanitarian and other assistance they are providing to the region. HL5406

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Paveway IV precision guided munitions will be available for operational use; how many will be available at that point; what was the original and what is now the formal initial operating capability date; how it is defined; what was the impact on cost and delivery of fuse availability issues reported during initial operational evaluation; and what penalties have been imposed on contractors undertaking the programme for non- and under-performance. HL5407

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the impact on capability of reducing aircrew availability on the Sentry AWACS aircraft; and what annual cost saving this will achieve. HL5408

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what capability upgrades are being considered for Apache attack helicopters currently in service; and what are the indicative costs and timescale. HL5409

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what evaluation has been made of ultra-short take off fixed wing aircraft as an alternative to helicopters for casualty evacuation in (a) current operational theatres, broken down by location; and (b) ongoing assessments of United Kingdom defence needs. HL5410

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what evaluation they have made of lighter-than-air vehicles for military and security use. HL5411

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their total net receipts from the multiple sales of shares in QinetiQ; how much was injected into the pension fund prior to privatisation; what was the value of the land bank included in the company’s assets; and what restrictions there are on the company breaking itself up. HL5412

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will participate in a proposed visit by European Union Heads of Mission in Bogota to the Curburado river basin, where according to recent reports, threats have been made against human rights defenders working for communities dispossessed of their lands. HL5413

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will raise, at the forthcoming United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Colombia, the large increase in the number of displaced persons between 2007 and 2008, reported by the Consultancy for Human Rights and Displacement (CODHES). HL5414

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the sport of clay pigeon shooting by disabled people. HL5415

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the quality and consistency of decision-making in the New Asylum Model, in the light of (a) the UK Border Agency New Asylum Model Quality Team Report, (b) the Refugee Council’s Survey of January 2008, and (c) the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Quality Initiative; and what conclusions they have reached, in particular concerning implementation of the Gender Asylum Policy Instruction and the giving of due attention to such issues as experience of sexual violence, female genital mutilation, trafficking and sympathetic treatment of torture victims. HL5416

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the observations of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women Committee of 18 July, in particular paragraphs 12, 47, and 48 concerning access to health care and education while female victims of violence have their immigration status determined; and whether their withdrawal of reservations concerning immigration, made in 2004, is relevant to the observations. HL5417

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action has been taken, or is planned, by the contractors operating Yarl’s Wood and Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centres to implement the recommendations of the Chief Inspector of Prisons concerning women and children. HL5418

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reconsider the provisions of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants) Act 2004 concerning asylum applicants who travel on false passports. HL5419

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Afghanistan concerning the numbers of women forced into prostitution by extreme poverty and illiteracy. HL5420

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will discuss with the government of Pakistan the 1,321 cases of violence against women reported for the first three months of 2008, in particular the alleged burying alive of five women. HL5421

Lord Chadlington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of heroin-related deaths; and whether they are on course to meet their target of reducing heroin-related deaths by 20 per cent. HL5422

Lord Chadlington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, if the Naxolone (N-Alive) trial, recently approved for funding by the Medical Research Council which aims at reducing heroin-related deaths by providing users with Naxolone, achieves its projected 30 per cent reduction in deaths, they will consider making it available to all heroin users. HL5423

Lord Chadlington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what special measures they are putting in place to help entrepreneurs and small businesses secure loans in the present economic climate. HL5424

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to give effect to the recommendations of the Civil Justice Council on “Improving Access to Justice through Collective Actions”. HL5425

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the 811,000 alcohol-related hospital admissions in 2006 were repeat admissions of the same individual. HL5426

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to ensure that all student doctors, nurses and midwives receive mandatory training on alcohol-related issues. HL5427

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government which Departments will draw up the final Impact Assessment for the proposals in the Department of Health’s consultation Safe, Sensible, Social—consultation on further action, in particular the assessment of the proposals’ impact on small businesses and on the alcohol industry. HL5428

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposals in the Department of Health’s Safe, Sensible, Social—consultation on further action are designed to reduce alcohol consumption by problem drinkers or alcohol consumption across the whole population. HL5429

Lord Browne of Madingley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support lifting the ban on forest carbon credits in the European Emissions Trading System. HL5430

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to use their powers under the Weeds Act 1959 to require the relevant authorities to control common ragwort on the verges of motorways and other trunk roads. HL5431

Lord Taylor of Holbeach to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many properties for sale in August and September 2007 are still on the market; and, of those, how many have had to have a renewed Home Information Pack. HL5432

Lord Taylor of Holbeach to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in relation to inserted section 5A(11) in regulation 6 of the Veterinary Surgeons’ Qualifications (European Recognition) Regulations 2008 (SI 2008/1824), whether a statute of limitations applying in the United Kingdom to a United Kingdom offence, or elsewhere in relation to an offence committed elsewhere, will be deemed sufficient cause to omit a declaration of that offence. HL5433

Lord Taylor of Holbeach to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in relation to the report and accounts of the Crown Estate for 2007-08, which said that a 1.2 MW tidal energy scheme at Strangford Lough will provide renewable energy for 1,000 homes, what equivalent renewable energy output will come from a further 25 GW of offshore wind turbine capacity, as forecast in December 2007 by the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform. HL5434

Lord Taylor of Holbeach to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in relation to the explanatory note to the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Mineral Permissions and Amendment) (England) Regulations 2008 (SI 2008/1556), how many applications made before 15 November 2000 under the Planning and Compensation Act 1991 and the Environment Act 1995 were undetermined on 22 July 2008; and to what each one referred. HL5435

Lord Taylor of Holbeach to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Departments hold a reserve against future needs to replace major information technology equipment. HL5436

Lord Taylor of Holbeach to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to encourage householders to use the derogation allowing them to manufacture up to 2,500 litres of biodiesel annually for use in their own vehicles. HL5437

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 22 July (WA 281), what was the outcome of the recent review of official surveillance powers carried out by the department for Communities and Local Government and the Home Office. HL5438

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the proposals in the Sterckx report presented to the European Parliament which would establish a Community vessel traffic monitoring and information system. HL5439

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Vlaston report presented to the European Parliament on port state control. HL5440

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Kohlicek report presented to the European Parliament which would lay down the fundamental principles to be used in investigating maritime accidents. HL5441

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether British subjects, who are also Irish nationals with Republic of Ireland passports, living in Northern Ireland will be required to have United Kingdom identity cards. HL5442

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Irish nationals resident in Great Britain will be required, where appropriate, to obtain United Kingdom identity cards. HL5443

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with the government of the Republic of Ireland about United Kingdom identity cards being issued to Irish nationals living in Northern Ireland. HL5444

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff and posts in the Northern Ireland Office will transfer to the Northern Ireland civil service if policing and justice are devolved. HL5445

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposal to require all persons entering Great Britain from Northern Ireland to have passports will apply to children; and who will be required to check whether those departing have the necessary papers. HL5446

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 29 September (WA 317), why the number of staff employed in the Northern Ireland Office has risen from 1,909 to 2,088 since 2005; and what policies and proposals for cutting staff numbers in the Northern Ireland Office and the civil service have been in place or announced since 2004. HL5447

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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.

5 June 2008 (19 June)

HL3998 Lord Laird [FCO]

9 June 2008 (23 June)

HL4027 Viscount Waverley [CO]

HL4028 Viscount Waverley [CO]

HL4029 Viscount Waverley [CO]

HL4030 Viscount Waverley [CO]

HL4044 Baroness Tonge [DfID]

17 June 2008 (1 July)

HL4297 Lord Hylton [FCO]

HL4298 Lord Hylton [FCO]

HL4300 Lord Patten [FCO]

25 June 2008 (9 July)

HL4462 Lord Alton of Liverpool [FCO]

2 July 2008 (16 July)

HL4584 Lord Alton of Liverpool [FCO]

HL4599 Lord Hanningfield [FCO]

HL4622 Lord Dykes [FCO]

HL4624 Lord Dykes [FCO]

9 July 2008 (23 July)

HL4831 Lord Hoyle [DfID]

HL4836 Lord Hanningfield [DfID]

10 July 2008 (24 July)

HL4868 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [DfBERR]

15 July 2008 (29 July)

HL4952 Lord Laird [CO]

16 July 2008 (30 July)

HL5001 Earl of Northesk [CO]

HL5002 Earl of Northesk [CO]

HL5003 Earl of Northesk [CO]

HL5004 Earl of Northesk [CO]

HL5013 Lord Bradley [DfCSF]

HL5017 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [DfID]

HL5018 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [DfID]

HL5019 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [DfID]

17 July 2008 (31 July)

HL5052 Earl of Sandwich [DfID]

HL5068 Lord Dykes [FCO]

21 July 2008 (4 August)

HL5125 Lord Laird [CO]

22 July 2008 (5 August)

HL5181 Lord Pearson of Rannoch [FCO]

HL5200 Baroness Miller of Hendon [CO]

1 September 2008 (15 September)

HL5206 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [CO]

HL5208 Lord Alton of Liverpool [DfID]

HL5209 Lord Alton of Liverpool [DfID]

HL5212 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [FCO]

HL5245 Lord Patten [FCO]

HL5246 Lord Patten [FCO]

HL5252 Lord Morris of Manchester [FCO]

HL5274 Lord Clement-Jones [DCMS]

HL5276 Lord Hylton [FCO]

HL5277 Lord Hylton [FCO]

HL5279 Lord Hylton [DfID]

HL5305 Lord Tebbit [FCO]

HL5307 Lord Tebbit [FCO]

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

[CO] 12 [DCMS] 1 [DfBERR] 1 [DfCSF] 1 [DfID] 10 [FCO] 19

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Bills in Progress

Type of Bill To be considered
Waiting for Second Reading
Iraq War Inquiry [HL] Private Member’s
Borough Freedom (No. 2) [HL] Private Member’s
Broads Authority Private 8 October
Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee
Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) [HL] Private
Re-committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee
London Local Authorities [HL] Private
Committed to a Select Committee
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
Counter-Terrorism Government 9 October
Planning Government 8 October
Waiting for Report
Energy (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government 22 October
Pensions Government 7 October
Education and Skills (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government
Waiting for Third Reading
Health and Safety (Offences) Private Member’s 10 October
Planning and Energy Private Member’s 8 October
Immigration (Discharged Gurkhas) [HL] Private Member’s
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
Employment [HL] Government
Alcohol Labelling [HL] Private Member’s
Retail Development [HL] Private Member’s
Powers of Entry etc. [HL] Private Member’s
Bournemouth Borough Council [HL] Private
Manchester City Council [HL] 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 Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008
Draft Police (Conduct) Regulations 2008
Draft Police Appeals Tribunals Rules 2008
Draft Police (Performance) Regulations 2008
Draft Air Navigation (Environmental Standards for Non-EASA Aircraft) Order 2008
Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2008
Draft International Criminal Court (Remand Time) Order 2008
Draft Wool Textile Industry (Export Promotion Levy) (Revocation) Order 2008
Draft Social Security (Lone Parents and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2008
Draft Judicial Appointments Order 2008
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
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 Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) (Amendment) Regulations 2008
Draft Remand on Bail (Disapplication of Credit Period) Rules 2008
Draft Mental Health Act 2007 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2008

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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

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Negative Instruments

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires To be considered
24th Report
European Parliament (House of Lords Disqualification) Regulations 2008 16 October 14 October
27th Report
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Art and Design in respect of the Third Key Stage) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Citizenship in respect of the Third and Fourth Key Stages) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programme of Study in Design and Technology in respect of the Third Key Stage) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in English in respect of the Third and Fourth Key Stages) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programme of Study in Geography in respect of the Third Key Stage) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programme of Study in History in respect of the Third Key Stage) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Information and Communication Technology in respect of the Third and Fourth Key Stages) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Mathematics in respect of the Third and Fourth Key Stages) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programme of Study in Modern Foreign Languages in respect of the Third Key Stage) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programme of Study in Music in respect of the Third Key Stage) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Physical Education in respect of the Third and Fourth Key Stages) (England) Order 2008 1 November
Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programme of Study in Science in respect of the Third Key Stage) (England) Order 2008 1 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 (Lloyd’s) Order 2008 17 July Affirmative
Regulatory Reform Committee To be considered
Affirmative draft Order reported following first-stage scrutiny by the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Consumer Credit) Order 2008 12th Report 8 October
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 12th 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 7 October
Merits of Statutory Instruments Select Committee 10.30am
Human Rights Joint Committee 1.30pm
Economic Affairs Select Committee 3.30pm
Wednesday 8 October
Communications Select Committee 10.00am
European Union Sub-Committee D Environment and Agriculture 10.30am
European Union Sub-Committee F Home Affairs 10.30am
European Union Sub-Committee E Law and Institutions 4.15pm
Thursday 9 October
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
Tuesday 14 October
European Union Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade 10.30am
European Union Select Committee 4.15pm
Wednesday 15 October
Science and Technology Sub-Committee II Genomic Medicine 10.30am
Statutory Instruments Joint Committee 3.45pm
Thursday 16 October
Refreshment Domestic Committee 4.00pm
in Committee Room G
Tuesday 21 October
House Committee Domestic Committee 4.00pm
Tuesday 4 November
Works of Art Domestic Committee 4.15pm

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Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 6 October 2008

The House met at 2.30pm
Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Liverpool

1   Lord Judge The Rt Hon. Sir Igor Judge, Knight, having been created Baron Judge, of Draycote in the County of Warwickshire, for life by Letters Patent dated 1 October 2008, was introduced between Lord Woolf and Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, and took and subscribed the oath.

2   Deaths of Lords The Lord Speaker informed the House that the following members of the House had died:

Lord Russell-Johnston on 27 July 2008

Lord Varley on 29 July 2008

Lord Bruce-Lockhart on 14 August 2008

Lord Thomson of Monifieth on 3 October 2008.

3   Deputy Speakers The Lord Speaker informed the House that Her Majesty had by Commission dated 1 October 2008 appointed Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers and, in his absence, Lord Hoffmann and, in their absence, the remaining Lords of Appeal in Ordinary in order of seniority of appointment, Deputy Speakers of the House for the purpose of hearing and determining appeals and matters connected therewith, in the absence of the Lord Speaker.

4   Registration of Interests It was ordered that the Register of Lords’ Interests, prepared by the Clerk of the Parliaments pursuant to the Code of Conduct adopted by the House on 2 July 2001, be printed. (HL Paper 168)

5   Earldom of Aylesford in the Peerage of Great Britain The Lord Chancellor reported that Charles Heneage Finch-Knightley had established his succession to the Earldom of Aylesford. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter the Earl of Aylesford on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).

6   Earldom of Durham in the Peerage of Great Britain The Petition of Edward Richard Lambton claiming to have succeeded to the Earldom of Durham in the Peerage of Great Britain and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as the Earl of Durham on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5) was presented and was referred to the Lord Chancellor for a report to the House pursuant to Standing Order 11.

7   Barony of Glendyne in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Petition of John Nivison claiming to have succeeded to the Barony of Glendyne in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and praying that the Clerk of the Parliaments might be directed to enter the petitioner as Lord Glendyne on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5) was presented and was referred to the Lord Chancellor for a report to the House pursuant to Standing Order 11.

Public Business

8   National Health Service: expenditure A question was asked by Lord Naseby and answered by Baroness Thornton.

9   Railways: Network Rail A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Lord Adonis.

10   Courts: fees A question was asked by Baroness Gardner of Parkes and answered by Lord Bach.

11   Afghanistan A question was asked by Lord Lee of Trafford and answered by Baroness Taylor of Bolton.

12   Planning Bill The bill was considered in Committee. The debate on Amendment 1 was adjourned. The House resumed.

13   Financial markets Lord Davies of Oldham repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

14   Planning Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with the resumed debate on amendment 1. The House resumed.

15   Pakistan A question was asked by Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne and, after debate, answered by Lord Malloch-Brown.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

16   Planning Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 11. Amendments were agreed to. The House resumed after amendment 27.

The House adjourned at 10.23pm until 2.30pm on Tuesday 7 October.

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 on the dates shown:

1   Domestic Violence—Government Reply to the 6th Report of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee on Domestic Violence, Forced Marriage and “Honour”-Based Violence. (23 July)    
            (7450)

2   Women—Women’s Changing Lives: Priorities for the Ministers for Women, One Year On Progress Report. (29 July)    (7455)

3   Treaty Series—First Supplementary List of Ratifications, Accessions, Withdrawals, etc., for 2008. (30 July)       (7458)

4   Trade—Agreements concluded by the European Community and its member states under Article XXI of the General Agreement on Trade in Services with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland and the United States, on the necessary compensatory adjustments resulting from the accession of Austria, Finland, Sweden, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and the Slovak Republic to the European Union. (31 July)    (7430)

5   Communities—Communities in control: Real people, real power. (1 August)    (7427)

6   Public Administration—Audit and Assurance of MPs’ Allowances. (5 August)    (7460)

7   Border Controls—Government Reply to the 15th Report of the European Union Committee on the Passenger Name Record Framework Decision. (6 August)    (7461)

8   Energy—Report for 2007-08 of energywatch. (8 August)    (7317)

9   Pollution—Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers. (11 August)    (7328)

10   Astronomical Research—Supplementary Agreement between the United Kingdom and Australia concerning the Anglo-Australian Optical Telescope, at Siding Spring, New South Wales, Australia. (11 August)    (7371)

11   Law Commissions—Housing: Encouraging Responsible Letting. (13 August)    (7456)

12   Industrial Injuries— Report of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council on osteoarthritis of the knee in coal miners. (21 August)    (7440)

13   Independent Monitoring Commission—19th report. (3 September)   (7464)

14   Human Trafficking—Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. (8 September)   (7465)

15    Hong Kong—Six-monthly report on Hong Kong: 1 January to 30 June 2008. (10 September)
            (7457)

16   European Community—Statement on the 2008 EC Budget and measures to counter fraud and financial mismanagement. (10 September)    (7462)

17   Social Security—Report of the Social Security Advisory Committee and a statement by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2008. (15 September)    (7469)

18   Education—Minute of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills concerning a waiving of the claw-back of the Department’s interest in the Fulbright Commission’s premises. (16 September)       (—)

19   European Community—Government response to the 17th Report of the European Union Committee on Increasing the Supply of Donor Organs within the European Union. (17 September)   
            (7466)

20   Housing—Government response to the Report of the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee on the Supply of Rented Housing. (18 September)   (7326)

21   Environment—Amendment to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters. (19 September)   (7471)

22   Marine Environment—Taking forward the Marine Bill: The Government response to pre-legislative scrutiny and public consultation. (25 September)   (7422)

23   Human Rights—Response of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to the 9th report from the Foreign Affairs Committee. (25 September)   (7463)

24   Judicial Statistics—Judicial and Court Statistics 2007. (26 September)   (7467)

25   Overseas Territories—Government response to the 7th Report of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on Overseas Territories. (30 September)   (7473)

26    NATO—Protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of Albania and Croatia. (3 October)      (7478)

27   Extradition—Agreement between the United Kingdom and Ghana concerning the Transfer of Prisoners. (3 October)   (7479)

28   Social Security—Report of the Social Security Advisory Committee and a statement by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the Social Security (Lone Parents and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2008. (6 October)   (7480)

29   Terrorism—Government response to the 10th Report of the House of Lords Constitution Committee on the Counter Terrorism Bill: The Role of Ministers, Parliament and the Judiciary. (6 October)      (7482)

30   International Development—Minute concerning the gifting of armoured land cruisers to the OSCE Monitoring Mission in Georgia. (6 October)   (—)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)

The following instruments were laid before the House on the dates shown:




Title, etc
SI No Date of laying
Negative instruments
(1) Trade Marks (Fees) Rules 2008 1958 23 July
(2) Community Trade Mark (Amendment) Regulations 2008 1959 23 July
laid under the Trade Marks Act 1994.
Export Control (Democratic Republic of Congo) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2008, laid under the Export Control Act 2002. 1964 23 July
(1) Commons Registration (England) Regulations 2008 1961 24 July
(2) Dartmoor Commons (Authorised Severance) Order 2008 1962 24 July
laid under the Commons Act 2006.
Payments to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2008, laid under the Pastoral Measure 1983. 1968 24 July
(1) Legal Officers (Annual Fees) Order 2008 1969 24 July
(2) Ecclesiastical Judges, Legal Officers and Others (Fees) Order 2008 1970 24 July
laid under the Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1986.
Police Trainee (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008, laid under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000. SR314 24 July
(1) Early Years Foundation Stage (Learning and Development Requirements) (Amendment) Order 2008 1952 25 July
(2) Early Years Foundation Stage (Welfare Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 1953 25 July
laid under the Childcare Act 2006.
Vehicle Drivers (Certificates of Professional Competence) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2008, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. 1965 25 July
Adventure Activities Licensing (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Activity Centres (Young Persons’ Safety) Act 1995. 1973 25 July
(1) Tractor etc (EC Type-Approval) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 1980 28 July
(2) Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Emission of Gaseous and Particulate Pollutants) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 2011 28 July
laid under the European Communities Act 1972.
Personal and Occupational Pension Schemes (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Pension Schemes Act 1993. 1979 29 July
Ministry of Defence Police Appeal Tribunals (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Ministry of Defence Police Act 1987. 2059 30 July
Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2008, laid under the Courts Act 2003. 2076 31 July
Milk and Milk Products (Pupils in Educational Establishments) (England) Regulations 2008, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. 2072 1 August
Concessionary Bus Travel (Permits) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Greater London Authority Act 1999. 2091 4 August
Police (Testing for Substance Misuse) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008, laid under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998. SR325 4 August
Removal, Storage and Disposal of Vehicles (Prescribed Sums and Charges) Regulations 2008, laid under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. 2095 5 August
Police (Retention and Disposal of Motor Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Police Reform Act 2002. 2096 5 August
Road Traffic Act 1988 (Retention and Disposal of Seized Motor Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988. 2097 5 August
Judicial Discipline (Prescribed Procedures) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005. 2098 5 August
Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2008, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. 2093 7 August
Local Government (Structural Changes) (Transitional Arrangements) Regulations 2008, laid under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Heath Act 2007. 2113 7 August
Education (Student Support) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2008, laid under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998. 2094 8 August
Vaccine Damage Payments (Specified Disease) Order 2008, laid under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979. 2103 8 August
Export and Import of Dangerous Chemicals Regulations 2008, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. 2108 8 August
Social Security (Child Maintenance Amendments) Regulations 2008, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992. 2111 8 August
(1) Social Security (Use of Information for Housing Benefit and Welfare Services Purposes) Regulations 2008 2112 8 August
(2) Welfare Reform Act (Relevant Enactment) Order 2008 2114 8 August
laid under the Welfare Reform Act 2007.
Transport Tribunal (Amendment) Rules 2008, laid under the Transport Act 1985. 2142 8 August
(1) School Teachers’ Incentive Payments (England) Order 2008 2099 11 August
(2) Education (School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions) Order 2008 2155 11 August
laid under the Education Act 2002.
Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Police Act 1997. 2143 11 August
Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2008, laid under the Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Act 2004. 2160 14 August
Enterprise Act 2002 (Bodies Designated to make Super-complaints) (Amendment) Order 2008, laid under the Enterprise Act 2002. 2161 14 August
Excise Duties (Road Fuel Gas) (Reliefs) Regulations 2008, laid under the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979. 2167 14 August
Tax Credits (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2008, laid under the Tax Credits Act 2002. 2169 14 August
Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (Responsible Authorities) Order 2008, laid under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. 2163 15 August
(1) Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2008 2164 15 August
(2) Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Provision and Use of Work Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 2165 15 August
(3) Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 2166 15 August
laid under the European Communities Act 1972.
Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Consumer Protection Act 1987. 2173 15 August
Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2008, laid under the Civil Procedure Act 1997. 2178 15 August
Dartford-Thurrock Crossing (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Act 1988. 2171 18 August
Crossrail (Fees for Requests for Planning Approval) Regulations 2008, laid under the Crossrail Act 2008. 2175 18 August
Local Government (Structural Changes) (Transfer of Functions, Property, Rights and Liabilities) Regulations 2008, laid under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007. 2176 18 August
Traffic Signs (Amendment) Regulations and General Directions 2008, laid under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. 2177 18 August
Disability Discrimination (General Qualifications Bodies) (Relevant Qualifications, Reasonable Steps and Physical Features) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. 2159 19 August
(1) Trade Marks (International Registration) Order 2008 2206 19 August
(2) Trade Marks (Fees) Revocation Rules 2008 2207 19 August
laid under the Trade Marks Act 1994.
Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2008, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. 2172 20 August
Public Contracts and Utilities Contracts (CPV Code Amendments) Regulations 2008, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. 2256 22 August
National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006. 2251 27 August
A1(M) Motorway and the M62 Motorway (Holmfield Interchange Link Roads) (Speed Limit) Regulations 2008, laid under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. 2262 27 August
Tonnage Tax (Training Requirement) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Finance Act 2000. 2264 27 August
Vehicle Excise Duty (Immobilisation, Removal and Disposal of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Vehicles Excise and Registration Act 1994. 2266 27 August
(1) Postal Services Regulated Providers (Redress Scheme) Order 2008 2267 27 August
(2) Gas and Electricity Regulated Providers (Redress Scheme) Order 2008 2268 27 August
laid under the Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007.
Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Consequential Amendments and Transitory Provisions) Order 2008, laid under the Health and Social Care Act 2008. 2250 28 August
Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Fees) (England) Regulations 2008, laid under the Finance Act 1973. 2269 28 August
Town and Country Planning (Trees) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2008, laid under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. 2260 29 August
Social Fund (Applications and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2008, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992. 2265 29 August
Zoonoses and Animal By-Products (Fees) (England) Regulations 2008, laid under the Finance Act 1973. 2270 29 August
Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2008, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. 2297 1 September
Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2008, laid under the Trade Marks Act 1994. 2300 1 September
Pensions Act 2007 (Actuarial Guidance) (Consequential Provisions) Order 2008, laid under the Pensions Act 2007. 2301 2 September
Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority for Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. 2323 2 September
Care Quality Commission (Membership) Regulations 2008, laid under the Health and Social Care Act 2008. 2252 3 September
National Health Service Pension Scheme and Injury Benefits (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972. 2263 3 September
Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992. 2299 3 September
Legal Services Act 2007 (Transitional, Savings and Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Order 2008, laid under the Legal Services Act 2007. 2341 3 September
(1) Valuation for Rating (Plant and Machinery) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 2332 4 September
(2) Non-Domestic Rating (Communications Hereditaments) (Valuation, Alteration of Lists and Appeals and Material Day) (England) Regulations 2008 2333 4 September
laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988.
Building (Electronic Communications) Order 2008, laid under the Electric Communications Act 2000. 2334 4 September
Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (County of Buckinghamshire) (District of Wycombe) Designation Order 2008, laid under the Traffic Management Act 2004. 2344 4 September
Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2008, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. 2349 4 September
Police Support Staff (Transfer of Employment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008, laid under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000. 360 5 September
(1) Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 2337 5 September
(2) Sea Fishing (Recovery Measures) Order 2008 2347 5 September
laid under the European Communities Act 1972.
(1) Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 2342 5 September
(2) Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (England) (No. 2) Order 2008 2343 5 September
laid under the Clean Air Act 1993.
Serious Crime Act 2007 (Specified Anti-fraud Organisations) Order 2008, laid under the Serious Crime Act 2007. 2353 5 September
(1) Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedule 4) (England) Order 2008 2356 5 September
(2) Wildlife and Countryside (Registration and Ringing of Certain Captive Birds) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2008 2357 5 September
laid under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
(1) Housing (Approval of a Code of Management Practice) (Student Accommodation) (England) Order 2008 2345 8 September
(2) Houses in Multiple Occupation (Specified Educational Establishments) (England) Regulations 2008 2346 8 September
laid under the Housing Act 2004.
Private and Voluntary Health Care (England) Amendment Regulations 2008, laid under the Care Standards Act 2000. 2352 8 September
Fal and Helford Designated Area (Fishing Restrictions) Order 2008, laid under the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967. 2360 8 September
Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2008, laid under the European Communities Act 1972. 2363 9 September
Channel Tunnel (International Arrangements) (Amendment) Order 2008, laid under the Channel Tunnel Act 1987. 2366 9 September
Removal and Disposal of Vehicles (Traffic Officers) (England) Regulations 2008, laid under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. 2367 9 September
Housing (Right to Manage) (England) Regulations 2008, laid under the Housing Act 1985. 2361 10 September
Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Order 2008, laid under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. 2362 10 September
Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 3) Regulations 2008, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992. 2365 10 September
Plant Health (England) (Amendment) Order 2008, laid under the Plant Health Act 1967. 2411 10 September
Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Appointment of Relevant Person’s Representative) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. 2368 12 September
Sale of Registration Marks (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994. 2372 12 September
Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2008, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992. 2424 15 September
Criminal Defence Service (Recovery of Defence Costs Orders) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Access to Justice Act 1999. 2430 15 September
Local Government Pension Scheme (Miscellaneous) Regulations 2008, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972. 2425 17 September
Employment and Support Allowance (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2008, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992. 2428 17 September
Family Proceedings (Amendment) Rules 2008, laid under the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984. 2446 18 September
Costs in Criminal Cases (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985. 2448 18 September
Family Procedure (Adoption) (Amendment) Rules 2008, laid under the Courts Act 2003. 2447 18 September
Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (County of East Sussex) (Borough of Eastbourne) Designation Order 2008, laid under the Traffic Management Act 2004. 2442 18 September
Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990. 2445 22 September
Primary Ophthalmic Services and National Health Service (Optional Charges and Payments) Amendment Regulations 2008, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006. 2449 22 September
Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Transfer Values) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Pensions Schemes Act 1993. 2450 22 September
Parochial Fees Order 2008, laid under the Ecclesiastical Fees Measure 1986. 2470 23 September
National Health Service (Directions by Strategic Health Authorities to Primary Care Trusts Regarding Arrangements for Involvement) Regulations 2008, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006. 2496 23 September
Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2008, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988. 2508 25 September
Bradford and Bingley plc Transfer of Securities and Property etc. Order 2008, laid under the Banking (Special Provisions) Act 2008. 2546 29 September
Digital Switchover (Disclosure of Information) Act 2007 (Prescription of Information) (Amendment) Order 2008, laid under the Digital Switchover (Disclosure of Information) Act 2007. 2557 1 October
Child Support (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2008, laid under the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008. 2543 1 October
Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2008, laid under the Child Support Act 1991. 2544 1 October
Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 2) 2008, laid under the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978. 401 2 October
Student Fees (Amounts) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Higher Education Act 2004. 2507 2 October
Child Support Information Regulations, laid under the Child Support Act 1991. 2551 2 October
Cosmetics Products (Safety) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2008, laid under the Consumer Protection Act 1987. 2566 2 October
Instruments not subject to parliamentary proceedings
Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Pay and Allowances) Order 2008, laid under the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act 1865. 28 July
Amendment List 21 to the Fifth Edition of the Queen’s Regulations for the Royal Air Force, laid under the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917. 18 August
(1) Civil Service Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2008 11 September
(2) Partnership Pension Account Death Benefits Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2008 11 September
(3) Partnership Pension Account Ill Health Benefits Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2008 11 September
(4) Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2008 (No. 2) 11 September
laid under the Superannuation Act 1972.

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution:

1   Draft Air Navigation (Environmental Standards for Non-EASA Aircraft) Order 2008, laid under the Civil Aviation Act 1982.

2   Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2008, laid under the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004.

3   Draft International Criminal Court (Remand Time) Order 2008, laid under the International Criminal Court Act 2001.

4   Draft Wool Textile Industry (Export Promotion Levy) (Revocation) Order 2008, laid under the Industrial Organisation and Development Act 1947.

5   Draft Social Security (Lone Parents and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2008, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.

6   Draft Judicial Appointments Order 2008, laid under the Social Security Act 1998.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1   Nursing and Midwifery Council (Constitution) Order 2008, laid under the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001.   (2553)

2   General Medical Council (Constitution) Order 2008, laid under the Medical Act 1983.   (2554)

3   National Information Governance Board Regulations 2008, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.      (2558)

4   Mental Health (Hospital, Guardianship and Treatment) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, laid under the Mental Health Act 1983.   (2560)

5   Mental Health Act 2007 (Commencement No. 8 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2008, laid under the Mental Health Act 2007.   (2561)

6   Civic Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (The County Council of Durham) (Durham District) Designation Order 2008, laid under the Traffic Management Act 2004.   (2567)

7   (1)   Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment Regulations 2008   (2569)

   (2)   Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations 2008   (2624)

laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.   

8   Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels) (England and Wales) Regulations 2008, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (2570)

9   (1)   Hydrocarbon Oil and Bioblend (Private Pleasure-flying and Private Pleasure Craft) (Payment of Rebate etc.) Regulations 2008   (2599)

   (2)   Hydrocarbon Oil (Supply of Rebated Heavy Oil) (Payment of Rebate) Regulations 2008    (2600)

laid under the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979.

10   Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2008, laid under the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003.   (2601)

11   Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revisions to Code A) Order 2008, laid under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.   (2638)

Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1   Accounts for the six months ending 30 September 2007 of Stonebridge Housing Action Trust, laid under the Housing Act 1988.

2   Report and Accounts for 2007-08 of energywatch, laid under the Utilities Act 2000.

3   Code of practice for public authorities disclosing information to a specified anti-fraud organisation under sections 68 to 72 of the Serious Crime Act 2007, laid under that Act.

4   (1)   Report for 2007-08 of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

   (2)   Accounts for 2007-08 of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

laid under the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967.

5   Statutory Intervention Policy of the Learning and Skills Council, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.

6   Draft Code of Practice (Code A) for the exercise by police officers of statutory powers of stop and search, and police officers and police staff of requirements to record public encounters, laid under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.

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Judicial Business

Monday 6 October

1   R (on the application of M) (FC) (Appellant) v London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (Respondents) Further to the Order of the House of Wednesday 27 February (24th Report, Session 2007-08; [2008] UKHL 14) it was ordered that the appellant do pay or cause to be paid to the respondents their costs in this House, the amounts of such costs, if any, to be paid by the appellant and to be paid out of the Community Legal Service Fund to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties; and that the costs of the appellant be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999.

2   OO (Jordan) (Original Respondent and Cross-appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Original Appellant and Cross-respondent) (England) The cross-appeal of OO was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 17 November (lodged 7 August).

3   Generics (UK) Limited and others (Appellants) v H Lundbeck A/S (Respondents) (England) The appeal of Generics (UK) Limited, Arrow Generics Limited, Teva UK Limited and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 17 November (lodged 12 August).

4   McConkey and another (Appellants) v The Simon Community (Respondents) (Northern Ireland) The appeal of John McConkey and Jervis Marks was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 17 November (lodged 13 August).

5   Porter (FC) (Appellant) v Shepherds Bush Housing Association (Respondents) (England) The appeal of Oslo Porter was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 17 November (lodged 13 August).

6   Chartbrook Limited (Respondents) v Persimmon Homes Limited and others (Appellants) and another (Respondent) (England) The appeal of Persimmon Homes Limited and Persimmon plc was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 17 November (lodged 13 August).

7   Honeygan-Green (Respondent) v London Borough of Islington (Appellants) (England) The appeal of the London Borough of Islington was presented and it was ordered that in accordance with Standing Order VI the statement and appendix thereto be lodged on or before 17 November (lodged 13 August).

8   R v Briggs-Price (Appellant) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal Criminal Division) The appeal of Robert Briggs-Price was presented and ordered to be prosecuted subject to the procedures applicable thereto (lodged 12 August).

9   RB (Algeria) (FC) and another (Appellants) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 3 September).

10   R (on the application of Black) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for Justice (Appellant) The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

11   Austin (FC) (Appellant) and another v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Respondent) The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

12   R v G (Respondent) (on Appeal from the Court of Appeal Criminal Division) The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 22 August).

13   R v J (Respondent) (on Appeal from the Court of Appeal Criminal Division) The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 22 August).

14   Mitchell (AP) and another (AP) (Respondents) v Glasgow City Council (Appellants) (Scotland) 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 22 October (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed (lodged 26 September).

15   Ofulue and another (Appellant) v Bossert (Respondent) The petition of the appellant praying that the time for lodging the statement and appendix and setting down the cause for hearing might be extended to 31 October (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

16   Knowsley Housing Trust (Respondents) v White (FC) (Appellant)

17   Ansell (also known as Marley) (FC) (Appellant) v London and Quadrant Housing Trust (Respondents)

(Conjoined Appeals)

The petition of the appellant Ansell praying that the appeal be withdrawn on the terms agreed between the parties (the agents for the respondents consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed; and it was further ordered that the costs of the appellant be taxed in accordance with the Access to Justice Act 1999.

18   A Train and Sons Limited (Respondents) v Fletcher (executrix of the estate of Carl Fletcher (deceased)) (Appellant) The petition of the appellant praying that the appeal be withdrawn on the terms agreed between the parties and on condition that the respondents do pay to the appellant any costs incurred in respect of the petition of appeal to this House, such costs to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties (the agents for the respondent consenting thereto) was presented; and it was ordered as prayed.

19   Ofulue and another (Appellant) v Bossert (FC) (Respondent) The respondent’s certificate of public funding was lodged.

Tuesday 7 October at 10.30am
In Committee Room No 1

Further hearing by the Appellate Committee in the following cause:

R (on the application of JL) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for Justice (Appellant)

ISBN 9780 108449574

 
 
 
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