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Wednesday 17 June 2009 at 3.00pm

Prayers will have been read

*Oral questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for funding Surrey police force this year and next year.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial help they will give to Sri Lanka in addition to contributions to international aid agencies to help with the resettlement of Tamils out of the displaced persons’ camps and into their former homes.

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further discussions they have had with banks regarding their lending to businesses and house buyers.

*Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the remarks of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 12 June, they will take steps to allow prisoners to vote.

Policing and Crime Bill Lord West of Spithead to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Policing and Crime Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 16
Schedule 1
Clauses 17 to 20
Schedule 2
Clauses 21 to 26
Schedule 3
Clauses 27 to 32
Schedule 4
Clauses 33 to 45
Schedule 5
Clauses 46 to 78
Schedule 6
Clauses 79 to 112
Schedules 7 and 8
Clauses 113 to 117.

Bank of England (Amendment) Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Saatchi]

Saving Gateway Accounts Bill Third Reading [Lord Myners]

Political Parties and Elections Bill Report (day 2) [Lord Bach]

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reconvene the Interdepartmental Group on Organophosphates (the Carden Committee). (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Companies Act 2006 (Part 35) (Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Young of Norwood Green] 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Registrar of Companies and Applications for Striking Off Regulations 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Young of Norwood Green] 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Overseas Companies Regulations 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Young of Norwood Green] 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Limited Liability Partnerships (Application of Companies Act 2006) Regulations 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Young of Norwood Green] 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Companies Act 2006 (Accounts, Reports and Audit) Regulations 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Young of Norwood Green] 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

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Future Business

Thursday 18 June at 11.00am

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the British army in the Laikipia region of Kenya is developing a strategy to minimise the impact of its activities on wildlife, tourism and the local economy.

*The Lord Bishop of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have concluded that asylum seekers returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo will be safe from harm.

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce levels of obesity by encouraging increased physical activity.

†*Viscount Trenchard to ask Her Majesty's Government what position they will take at the meeting of the European Council on 18 and 19 June on the draft Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon intends to move the following five motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

†Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act 2009 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2009 Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Dunfermline Building Society Compensation Scheme, Resolution Fund and Third Party Compensation Order 2009 Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Amendments to Law (Resolution of Dunfermline Building Society) (No. 2) Order 2009 Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2009 Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

†European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2009 Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Lord Coe to call attention to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London; and to move for papers.

Lord Fowler to call attention to the Iraq invasion and lessons for the future; and to move for papers.

Baroness Taylor of Bolton intends to move the following eight motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Armed Forces, Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 2009 Baroness Taylor of Bolton to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 13 May be approved. 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Armed Forces (Part 5 of the Armed Forces Act 2006) Regulations 2009 Baroness Taylor of Bolton to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 May be approved. 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Armed Forces (Enlistment) Regulations 2009 Baroness Taylor of Bolton to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 5 May be approved. 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Armed Forces (Court Martial) Rules 2009 Baroness Taylor of Bolton to move that the draft Rules laid before the House on 8 May be approved. 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Armed Forces (Civilian Courts Dealing with Service Offences) (Modification of the Criminal Justice Act 2003) Regulations 2009 Baroness Taylor of Bolton to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 8 May be approved. 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Court Martial (Prosecution Appeals) Order 2009 Baroness Taylor of Bolton to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 2 June be approved. 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Armed Forces (Powers of Stop and Search, Search, Seizure and Retention) Order 2009 Baroness Taylor of Bolton to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 1 June be approved. 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Armed Forces Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2009 Baroness Taylor of Bolton to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 2 June be approved. 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

Welfare Reform Bill Committee (day 4) [Lord McKenzie of Luton] 7th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights and 9th Report from the Constitution Committee

Friday 19 June at 10.00am

Lord Goodlad to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Constitution Committee on Surveillance: Citizens and the State (2nd Report, HL Paper 18).

Lord Filkin to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee on the cumulative impact of statutory instruments on schools (9th Report, HL Paper 45).

Monday 22 June at 2.30pm

The Lord Bishop of Wakefield will be introduced.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are giving, directly or indirectly, to stem cell research.

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance is given to the police and transport authorities on the reopening of routes after road and rail accidents.

*Lord McNally to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to celebrate the centenary of the Parliament Act completing its passage in the House of Lords on 10 August 1911.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what conclusions they draw from the growing involvement of British expatriate candidates in the European Parliament elections on 7 June in other European Union member states.

Policing and Crime Bill Committee [Lord West of Spithead] 10th and 15th Reports from the Joint Committee on Human Rights and 9th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

†Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to introduce screening for mouth cancer. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Welfare Reform Bill will continue in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.

Tuesday 23 June at 2.30pm

*Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to increase the income that junior counsel at the criminal bar receive from legal aid.

*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their forecast of the revenue lost to HM Treasury through the use of the Channel Islands for avoiding the payment of United Kingdom tax.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of using pre-packaged administrations (pre-packs) in undisclosed insolvency proceedings on small- and medium-sized enterprises which are suppliers to businesses restructured in this way; and whether they have any proposals for greater transparency or minimum disclosure.

Coroners and Justice Bill Committee (day 3) [Lord Bach] 7th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 8th and 16th Reports from the Joint Committee on Human Rights and 10th Report from the Constitution Committee

†Terrorism Act 2006 (Disapplication of Section 25) Order 2009 Lord West of Spithead to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 18 May be approved. 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Dinner break business)

†Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end to insert “but this House regrets Her Majesty’s Government’s decision to maintain the length of pre-charge detention at 28 days given other methods available to help to bring charge at an earlier stage, such as a more flexible threshold test, post-charge questioning, better resources for the security services, and the recommendations of the Privy Council Review of Intercept Evidence, published on 30 January 2008.”

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

†Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to assist farmers in Afghanistan to move from opium poppy cultivation to a sustainable alternative livelihood. (1 hour)

Wednesday 24 June at 3.00pm

*Lord Cope of Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce delays and complexities affecting investigations and the bringing of suspects to trial in Northern Ireland when suspects, witnesses or evidence are in the Republic of Ireland or vice versa.

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what responses they have received from the government of Israel to their requests for unrestricted access for humanitarian supplies and construction materials entering Gaza.

*Lord Geddes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support is being given to schools to combat the problem of 14-year-olds dropping out of formal education.

†Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill Committee (day 2) [Baroness Morgan of Drefelin] 8th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee and 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Thursday 25 June at 11.00am

*Baroness Rendell of Babergh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that people over the age of 60 are able to access the internet.

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

*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to publish the paper presented by the Government Olympic Executive to the Olympic Board on 19 March on the issue of the suitability of Bisley as a venue for the shooting discipline at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Baroness Murphy to call attention to the National Dementia Strategy; and to move for papers.

Lord Walton of Detchant to call attention to the role of the National Health Service in learning from and promoting medical and scientific research, clinical teaching, health care delivery and social enterprise and cohesion; and to move for papers.

†Lord Jopling to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on EUROPOL: coordinating the fight against serious and organised crime (29th Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 183).

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

Monday 29 June at 2.30pm

The Rt Hon Sir Brian Kerr will be introduced as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.

*Baroness Knight of Collingtree to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that patient care will not suffer following the introduction of the new European Working Time Directive on 1 August.

*Lord Mitchell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the European Union to reduce the cost of mobile roaming charges on data within the European Union.

*Lord Razzall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to review the operation of the Supply of Beer (Tied Estate) Order 1989.

*Lord Clinton-Davis to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for establishing courts of summary jurisdiction at selected places different from those of existing courts.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill will continue.

Tuesday 30 June at 2.30pm

*Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in delivering the commitment set out in the 2001 National Service Framework for Older People to establish integrated incontinence services by 2004.

*Lord Hamilton of Epsom to ask the Chairman of Committees when the external reviewer of Lords’ expenses will be appointed.

*Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they accept the recommendation of the Health Protection Agency that there should be at least two mobile X-ray units for tuberculosis screening in London; and, if so, when the second unit will become operational.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Coroners and Justice Bill will continue.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Welfare Reform Bill will continue in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Wednesday 1 July at 3.00pm

*Lord Lloyd of Berwick to ask the Chairman of Committees whether he will reconsider the title of the newly-appointed post of Director of Facilities.

*Lord Howell of Guildford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with the government of the Republic of Ireland on a second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

*Lord Eden of Winton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have recently made representations to the governments of the United States and Iraq concerning the current threats to the inhabitants of Camp Ashraf in Northern Iraq.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Policing and Crime Bill will continue.

Thursday 2 July at 11.00am

*Lord Dixon-Smith to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed the level of compliance with the requirement to provide Energy Performance Certificates for buildings being sold in the commercial property sector.

*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the European Union’s proposed legislation on hedge funds.

*Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further action they have now taken regarding ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the parliamentary process for the ratification of the Optional Protocol.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill will continue.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Welfare Reform Bill will continue in the Moses Room at 2.00pm, and that it will conclude.

Monday 6 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Blackwell to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reconsider the holding of a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

*Baroness Hanham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is the responsibility of the UK Border Agency or the British Airports Authority to ensure that actions recommended by the Independent Monitoring Board for Heathrow Airport, in particular for the provision of proper washing facilities in the terminals’ holding rooms and for repair and maintenance of the detention accommodation generally, are implemented.

*Lord Hannay of Chiswick to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have capped the United Kingdom’s payments to the United Nations peacekeeping assessment; and to what extent that decision takes account of those payments being an international legal obligation.

*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the statement by the European Heads of Mission on the recent violence and loss of life in the Peruvian Amazon, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Rights and Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples will investigate the background to those events.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Policing and Crime Bill will continue.

Tuesday 7 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to bring forward proposals for independent living for disabled persons.

*Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to prohibit interlocking directorships between auditing companies and banks and other financial institutions.

*Lord Rix to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of Changing Places toilets available for use by profoundly and multiply disabled people in the United Kingdom.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Coroners and Justice Bill will continue.

Wednesday 8 July at 3.00pm

*Baroness Trumpington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to prevent charities from sending cash through the post with appeal letters.

*Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they played in the proposed move of the Export Licensing Unit of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council to Birmingham.

*Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they are making to revive the Doha round of trade talks.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Policing and Crime Bill will continue.

Thursday 9 July at 11.00am

*Lord Livsey of Talgarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce a statutory measure to ensure the environmental benefits of the set-aside scheme are maintained.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce legislation to require pension funds to report on how social, environmental and governance considerations are being managed.

*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the timetables for and costs of replacing Trident nuclear weapons and commissioning new aircraft carriers.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Coroners and Justice Bill will continue.

Monday 13 July at 2.30pm

*Baroness Howe of Idlicote to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ratify and implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

*Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the future role of Her Majesty’s armed forces in Afghanistan.

†*Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether negotiations between United Kingdom overseas territories and the government of the United States for the acceptance of detainees formerly in United States custody fall within their delegated authority for conducting international negotiations.

Tuesday 14 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Steinberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect national unemployment figures to begin to fall.

†*Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the entry qualifications and initial training requirements for a probation service officer; and how they differ from those required for a probation officer.

†*Lord Watson of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to further prospects for a united Cyprus.

Wednesday 15 July at 3.00pm

*Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the latest quarterly figure for total unemployment in the United Kingdom; and what is the latest monthly total number of claimants of unemployment benefit.

†*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they anticipate are the future increases in Government expenditure in real terms.

†*The Lord Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to introduce further measures to simplify the Gift Aid system in order to encourage wider take-up by potential donors before the end of the transitional regime in 2011.

Thursday 16 July at 11.00am

†*Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the incursions by troops of neighbouring countries into Somalia.

†*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in developing cricket in state schools, particularly through the Chance to shine initiative.

†*Baroness Perry of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many six-month courses to train former city workers as teachers have been set up, and how many students have registered for them.

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Select Committee Reports

The date on which the Report was published is in italics

Baroness Cohen of Pimlico to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Developments in EU Trade Policy (35th Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 200). 5 December 2008

Lord Sewel to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Progress of the Common Fisheries Policy (21st Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 146). 22 July 2008

Lord Vallance of Tummel to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Economic Affairs Committee on Banking Supervision and Regulation (2nd Report, HL Paper 101) 2 June 2009

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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 Selsdon to call attention to the role and responsibilities of Non-Departmental Public Bodies; and to move for papers.

Lord Dykes to call attention to the Annual Policy Strategy of the European Commission for 2010 (EM 6852/09); and to move for papers.

Lord Naseby to call attention to the scope of parliamentary privilege in the 21st Century and the question of who has responsibility to protect members of the two Houses of 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.

Lord Rana to call attention to the case for a living wage in developing countries; and to move for papers.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to call attention to the security and human rights situation in North Korea; and to move for papers.

The Earl of Listowel to call attention to examples of good practice identified in residential work with children and in child and family social work over the last 40 years; and to move for papers.

Lord Lucas to call attention to the report of the Department for Children, School and Families Expert Group on Assessment; and to move for papers.

Lord Northbourne to call attention to the role of fathers in 21st-century Britain; and to move for papers.

Lord Lucas to call attention to the Review of Elective Home Education in England by Graham Badman; and to move for papers.

†Viscount Waverley to call attention to the Middle East peace process; and to move for papers.

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Motions relating to Delegated Legislation

Lord Livsey of Talgarth to move that this House declines to approve the draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Housing) Order 2009. 7th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Baroness Hanham to move to resolve that this House regrets the Government’s decision to proceed with the draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Information and Code of Practice on Penalties) Order 2009, the draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Provision of Information without Consent) Regulations 2009, the draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Designation) Order 2009 and the draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Fees) Regulations 2009 before the case for continued investment in the identity cards project has been put to the British people at a general election. 19th Report from the Merits Committee

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Questions for Short Debate

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to respond to the findings and recommendations of the Independent Public Inquiry headed by Lord Archer of Sandwell into the infection and deaths of patients contaminated with HIV and hepatitis C by National Health Service blood and blood products.

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

Baroness Greenfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support there will be alongside their initiative to allow under-privileged children internet access, in order to maximise potential intellectual benefits.

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to the Agreement of July 2006 between the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the BBC, what is their assessment of the extent to which the BBC has paid sufficient regard to the importance of reflecting humanism in its programmes.

Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the socio-economic prospects for the north-east of England.

Lord Jay of Ewelme to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to give effect to the United Nations doctrine of Responsibility to Protect.

Lord Dear to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are putting in place regarding the management of water and the conservation of rivers.

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.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of recent experiences in Darfur, Congo and Somalia, they will reassess the way in which international peacekeeping is undertaken in Africa.

Lord Tomlinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage the further development of credit unions in the United Kingdom.

Baroness Wilkins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve spinal chord injury services within the National Health Service.

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the protection of vulnerable migrant workers’ rights.

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have taken to prevent cerebral palsy.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will sponsor a conference to consider how any justification for acts of violence or policies of religious or sexual discrimination by reference to the Christian, Islamic or Jewish religions can be discouraged.

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that reform of the pharmacy sector will contribute to better health, increased patient choice and an improved relationship between community pharmacists and general medical practitioners.

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of preparations for the hosting of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in tackling the present issues facing the bus industry.

The Lord Bishop of Salisbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will take to encourage the government of Sudan to complete the demarcation of the internal north-south border, in the light of renewed violence in the Upper Nile and Western Equatoria regions.

Lord Taverne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the status of the Press Complaints Commission.

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for the United Kingdom of future world population growth.

Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support children’s speech, language and communication skills and to inform parents about relevant service provision in their area.

Lord Craig of Radley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have proposals to reduce the amount of electronic surveillance.

Lord Steyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of confidence of the British public in the introduction of Identity Cards.

Lord Cotter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the provision of social care for children and young people.

Lord Bridges to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take regarding those prisoners released from Guantanamo Bay who return to the United Kingdom.

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will establish a limit for the length of detention under immigration and asylum law, reduce the number of detainees, and prevent deportation breaching Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Lord Wade of Chorlton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what mechanisms they intend to use to assist small and medium-sized enterprises to access capital finance.

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the United Kingdom’s agriculture and horticulture markets.

Earl Howe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the report by the British Association for Parental and Enteral Nutrition, Combating malnutrition: recommendations for action.

Earl Howe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking regarding the consistency of decision-making processes between primary care trusts in determining the off-label use of medicines in near-label conditions.

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that community punishments are rehabilitative.

The Earl of Dundee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce road casualties after 2010.

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to ensure, within the appropriate United Nations machinery, impartial investigation of any war crimes committed during the recent conflict in Gaza.

The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what examples of good practice they have identified in residential work with children and in child and family social work.

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the state of local and regional newspapers.

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to facilitate access to advice on pain management by those suffering from chronic pain.

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards implementing the aims of the Vision 2020 initiative to prevent avoidable blindness and support those in developing countries who are unavoidably blind.

Lord Palmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to tackle the causes of the long-term decline of the British pig industry.

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial aid has been given to Sri Lanka for the resettlement of Tamil, Muslim and Sinhalese refugees since January 2009; and what further aid will be pledged in 2009 and 2010.

Lord Janvrin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to draw business opportunities in India to the attention of United Kingdom companies and to attract Indian investments in the United Kingdom.

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made concerning the welfare of children and young people in foster care in the United Kingdom.

Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for the provision of care for those who need it.

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will assist the shareholders of the Presbyterian Mutual Society who have been affected by the Society entering administration.

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take to publicise the effects of the drug ketamine.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the security, humanitarian and human rights situation in North Korea.

Lord St John of Fawsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking steps to call in the proposed housing scheme for the Chelsea Barracks redevelopment.

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in implementing the United Nations convention on the rights of disabled people.

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

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities with regard to the individual countries of central Asia.

Baroness Howe of Idlicote to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve prison education.

Lord Cope of Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to respond to the recommendations in the report of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly on 30 March (Doc 149) on Cross Border Co-operation between Police Forces.

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to promote greater interest in the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union.

†Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between new high speed rail lines and existing line modernisation, needed to accommodate rapid growth of freight and passenger traffic over the next 20 years and beyond.

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Questions for Written Answer

Tabled on 16 June and due for answer by 30 June.

The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 10 June (WA 152), what percentage of prison officers of (a) 12 months employment, (b) 24 months employment, and (c) 36 months employment, have achieved a Level B National Vocational Qualification in custodial care. HL4325

Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the public subsidy to the rail network in (a) 1990, (b) 1995, (c) 2000, and (d) 2005. HL4326

Baroness Warsi to ask Her Majesty’s Government which countries are designated as safe countries under the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004. HL4327

Baroness Warsi to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have been (a) arrested, and (b) convicted, in each of the last three years for holding forged immigration documents. HL4328

Baroness Warsi to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals subject to immigration controls have in each of the last six years (a) applied to receive written permission from the Secretary of State for the Home Department to marry in the United Kingdom, and (b) been refused permission following an application for marriage by the Secretary of State for the Home Department under section 19 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004. HL4329

Baroness Warsi to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much National Savings and Investments has spent on advertising and promotional campaigns featuring Sir Alan Sugar. HL4330

Baroness Warsi to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the monetary value of the advertising and marketing which the Central Office of Information has arranged in relation to National Savings and Investments campaigns featuring Sir Alan Sugar. HL4331

Baroness Warsi to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to continue using Sir Alan Sugar in promotional campaigns for National Savings and Investments. HL4332

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 15 June (HL 172) regarding the separation between researchers and those carrying out a woman’s infertility treatment, how different centres have proposed to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority that aspects of the clinical and research roles should be separated; and what percentages of those roles are separated in terms of associated work hours or labour costs. HL4333

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 15 June (HL 172), whether the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is aware of any centres where the person responsible for a research licence or the nominal licensee would be permitted to give medication to or collect eggs from patients undergoing fertility treatment at the same centre; and, if so, at which centres; and to what extent that takes place. HL4334

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 15 June (HL 172), whether the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is aware of any centres where the clinician seen by a patient is directly engaged in separately licensed research at the same centre with the patient’s gametes or embryos; and, if so, at which centres; and to what extent that takes place. HL4335

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 15 June (HL 172), whether the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is aware of any centres where personnel responsible for laboratory services as part of a patient’s fertility treatment are directly engaged in research with the same patient’s gametes or embryos, insofar as that does not constitute routine clinical tests; and, if so, at which centres; and to what extent that takes place. HL4336

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that human embryos used in fertility treatments are not implanted into the wrong patient. HL4337

Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to provide the skills and manpower required to deliver the 15 per cent target for renewables as a proportion of the United Kingdom’s energy production; and what assessment they have made of the likelihood of those plans meeting that target. HL4338

Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to provide the skills and manpower required to build and deliver the proposed new nuclear power stations; and what assessment they have made of the likelihood of those plans delivering that programme. HL4339

Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps the Learning and Skills Council is taking to ensure there are sufficient skills and manpower to deliver their new nuclear programme and their renewable energy target of 15 per cent by 2020. HL4340

Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the recent report by the Sector Skills Council Energy & Utility Skills Diversity in the Energy and Utility Sector, what steps they are taking to identify incentives and barriers to the recruitment and retention of a more diverse workforce. HL4341

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Afghanistan suggesting that 600 prisoners at Bagram be charged if suspected of criminal offences; and that they and other detainees in Afghanistan be provided with a satisfactory review process for their detention. HL4342

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the status of the two former British residents held at Guantanamo Bay; how long they have been held; and what action they will take to secure their release. HL4343

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made concerning their amicus brief on behalf of the British citizen Linda Carty, who is facing a death sentence in Texas. HL4344

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number, origins and conditions of detention of persons held at Camp Lemonier in Djibouti and on United States ships in the gulf of Aden. HL4345

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times pre-charge bail conditions have been issued in each of the last five years. HL4346

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how frequently pre-charge bail conditions are imposed by each police force. HL4347

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government (a) how many applications to vary bail pre-charge bail conditions are received, and (b) how often variations are granted, in each police force area. HL4348

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Chairmen of NHS trusts were removed from office in each of the last three years by the Secretary of State, or his agent, for (a) an unacceptable level of trust debt, (b) a negligent or avoidable failure in patient treatment care, and (c) inappropriate trust governance. HL4349

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much tax and penalties have been recovered in association with HM Revenue and Customs by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority since its inception. HL4350

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many successful prosecutions have been brought by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority since its inception; and what fines and other penalties were ordered to be paid. HL4351

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual cost of running the Gangmasters Licensing Authority; and what is the breakdown of those costs. HL4352

Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Taylor of Bolton on 20 May (WA 323) on there being no Defence Minister at the Symposium held in the House of Lords on 24 March on the report of the Congressionally-mandated United States Research Advisory committee’s inquiry into Gulf War Illnesses, whether they now have copies of the factual information proffered by Lord Tyler in his supplementary question to Lord Tunnicliffe on 27 April (HL Deb, col 9); and whether they will amend the Parliamentary record on the basis of that information. HL4353

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 15 June (WA 179), whether they will now review the conditions under which the widow of a patient infected by contaminated NHS blood products becomes eligible for financial assistance. HL4354

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendation on alcohol abuse among young Londoners Too Much Too Young?; and whether they have in place other measures to reduce the level of alcohol abuse among young people. HL4355

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what duties existing employers have to investigate the immigration status of an employee hired before the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 came into force. HL4356

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money has been spent on undertaking the Bridgeguard 3 programme (under EC Directives 85/3/ECC and 89/460ECC); whether the programme is complete; and how much money has been spent on it by (a) Network Rail, and (b) Highway Authorities. HL4357

Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the forecast cost of the proposed prison in Caernarvon; when the prison will be complete; and how many prisoners will be housed in the proposed prison. HL4358

Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many jobs they forecast the building of the new prison in Caernarvon will create in the construction and related industries. HL4359

Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what stimulus they forecast the building of the prison in Caernarvon will give to the surrounding economy. HL4360

Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prisons officers will be employed in the prison proposed for Caernarvon. HL4361

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 9 June (WA 144-45) concerning the cost of hire cars for staff of the Northern Ireland Office, how much was charged to the private car hire expenditure code in error; why; and when. HL4362

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 11 June (WA 164) concerning their not disclosing details of intergovernmental discussions, when that decision was taken; and why. HL4363

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals there are to reduce the number of officers in the Police Service of Northern Ireland. HL4364

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the security situation in Northern Ireland. HL4365

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 15 June (WA 183-84) concerning the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, on what basis the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland is satisfied that he has met the obligation in section 68(3) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 that the commissioners should represent the community in Northern Ireland. HL4366

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in view of the government of the Republic of Ireland giving support in employment and living costs to Irish language speakers, they plan to further monitor human rights in the Republic of Ireland. HL4367

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the private property rights of Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots have been overridden by political acts by both sides; and what assessment they have made of whether property issues in Northern Cyprus can be treated as normal cases of private property rights. HL4368

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the leaders of the Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots, rather than the European Union and British courts, should resolve disputes over property rights in Cyprus. HL4369

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the establishment by the Turkish Cypriot authorities of a Claims Commission to which Greek Cypriots are applying for restitution of their property or for compensation; and what assessment they have made of whether, given that provision, Greek Cypriots have any need to sue British buyers for compensation in the English courts. HL4370

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the enforceability of orders of Greek Cypriot courts insofar as they require the demolition of houses in Northern Cyprus or the eviction of their occupiers. HL4371

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the compliance with human rights norms of Greek Cypriots being able to litigate through the European Court of Justice in respect of property in the north of Cyprus but Turkish Cypriots being prevented from doing so in relation to their property occupied by Greek Cypriots in the south. HL4372

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of the Greek President of the European Court of Justice in taking an active role in the Apostolides v Orams case and in making a visit to southern Cyprus before delivering the judgment. HL4373

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the Bradley review into mental health, they will evaluate progress with, and consider making changes to, the abbreviated two-hour version of the one-day learning disability awareness training course for inclusion in prison officer entry level training, as outlined in the Ministry of Justice’s Disability, Equality Scheme 2008-2011. HL4374

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what conclusions they have drawn from recent opinion polls about support for proportional and simple majority voting systems. HL4375

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider introducing legislation to provide for the disclosure of newspaper owners’, managers’ and journalists’ salaries and emoluments. HL4376

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the United States will request a briefing from former President Carter following his visit to Gaza. HL4377

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the scope for reviving the former central railway freight line from the north and midlands to southern England. HL4378

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to discuss re-opening old railway lines with Network Rail and the train operating companies. HL4379

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the state of the United Kingdom bee population. HL4380

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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.

19 March (2 April)

HL2383 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [CO]

1 April (15 April)

HL2778 Lord Hanningfield [CO]

20 April (5 May)

HL2904 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [CO]

24 April (8 May)

HL3139 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [GEO]

29 April (13 May)

HL3272 Lord Taylor of Warwick [HO]

30 April (14 May)

HL3287 Baroness Barker [DoH]

5 May (19 May)

HL3328 Lord Teverson [DECC]

HL3330 Lord Teverson [DECC]

HL3362 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [HO]

6 May (20 May)

HL3404 Lord Tyler [CO]

HL3406 Lord Reay [DECC]

8 May (22 May)

HL3544 Lord Laird [CO]

11 May (26 May)

HL3565 Baroness Warsi [HO]

HL3596 Baroness Thomas of Winchester [DWP]

HL3597 Baroness Thomas of Winchester [DWP]

HL3598 Baroness Thomas of Winchester [DWP]

HL3599 Baroness Thomas of Winchester [DWP]

HL3600 Baroness Thomas of Winchester [DWP]

HL3601 Baroness Thomas of Winchester [DWP]

12 May (26 May)

HL3610 Baroness Thomas of Winchester [DWP]

HL3611 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [BIS]

HL3612 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [BIS]

HL3613 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [BIS]

HL3614 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [BIS]

HL3615 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [BIS]

HL3616 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [BIS]

HL3627 Lord Laird [HMT]

HL3628 Lord Taylor of Holbeach [CO]

HL3639 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [BIS]

18 May (1 June)

HL3789 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [HMT]

19 May (2 June)

HL3826 Lord Pearson of Rannoch [CO]

HL3848 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [MoJ]

20 May (3 June)

HL3880 Lord Laird [GEO]

21 May (4 June)

HL3906 Lord Taylor of Holbeach [DEFRA]

1 June (15 June)

HL3941 Lord Clement-Jones [DCMS]

HL3947 Lord Tebbit [FCO]

HL3958 Earl Howe [BERR]

HL3962 Lord Morris of Manchester [DWP]

HL3978 Lord Pendry [DCMS]

HL3987 Lord Laird [NIO]

2 June (16 June)

HL3997 The Earl of Mar and Kellie [BIS]

HL3998 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4001 Lord Laird [BIS]

HL4003 Lord Laird [CO]

HL4020 Lord Hylton [BIS]

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

[BIS] 10 [CO] 8 [DCMS] 2 [DECC] 3 [DEFRA] 1 [DoH] 1
[DWP] 8 [FCO] 1 [GEO] 2 [HMT] 2 [HO] 3 [MoJ] 1
[NIO] 2

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Bills in Progress

Type of Bill To be considered
Waiting for Second Reading
Torture (Damages) [HL] Private Member’s
Sports Grounds Safety Authority [HL] Private Member’s
Constitutional Renewal [HL] Private Member’s
Marine Navigation Aids [HL] Private Member’s
Constitutional Reform [HL] Private Member’s
Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Private Member’s
Committed to a Special Public Bill Committee
Perpetuities and Accumulations [HL] (Law Commission Bill) Government 30 June
Committed to a Select Committee
City of Westminster [HL] Private
Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee
Beverley Freemen [HL] Private
Re-committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee
London Local Authorities [HL] Private
Committed to a Grand Committee
Welfare Reform (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government 18 June
Committed to a Committee of the Whole House
House of Lords (Members’ Taxation Status) [HL] Private Member’s
Equal Pay and Flexible Working [HL] Private Member’s
House of Lords [HL] Private Member’s
Cohabitation [HL] Private Member’s
Dog Control [HL] Private Member’s
Companies’ Remuneration Reports [HL] Private Member’s
Community Amateur Sports Clubs (Support) [HL] Private Member’s
Coroners and Justice Government 23 June
Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Government 24 June
Policing and Crime (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government 22 June
Waiting for Report
Political Parties and Elections Government 17 June
Waiting for Third Reading
Online Purchasing of Goods and Services (Age Verification) [HL] Private Member’s
Bank of England (Amendment) [HL] Private Member’s 17 June
Saving Gateway Accounts Government 17 June
Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) [HL] Private
London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) [HL] Private
Sent to the Commons
Borders, Citizenship and Immigration [HL] (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government
Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction [HL] (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government
Disabled Persons (Independent Living) [HL] Private Member’s
Health [HL] Government
Postal Services [HL] Government
Law Commission [HL] Private Member’s
Marine and Coastal Access [HL] (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government
Manchester City Council [HL] Private
Bournemouth Borough Council [HL] Private
Returned to the Commons amended
Business Rate Supplements Government
Broads Authority Private
Waiting for Royal Assent
Geneva Conventions and United Nations Personnel (Protocols) [HL] Government

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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
Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2009
Draft Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2009
Draft Amendments to Law (Resolution of Dunfermline Building Society) (No. 2) Order 2009
Draft Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2009
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Prescribed Information) Regulations 2009
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Application and Issue of ID Card and Notification of Changes) Regulations 2009
Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2009
Draft Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (Foreign Travel Notification Requirements) Regulations 2009
Draft Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (Violent Offender Orders) (Notification Requirements) Regulations 2009
Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2009
Draft Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) Order 2009
Draft Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) (Amendment) Order 2009
Draft Banking Act 2009 (Restriction of Partial Property Transfers) (Amendment) Order 2009
Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2009
Draft Criminal Defence Service (Provisional Representation Orders) Regulations 2009
Draft ACAS Code of Practice on Time Off for Trade Union Duties and Activities
Draft Dunfermline Building Society Compensation Scheme, Resolution Fund and Third Party Compensation Order 2009
Draft Financial Assistance Scheme (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2009
Draft Children Act 1989 (Higher Education Bursary) (England) Regulations 2009
Draft Hallmarking Act 1973 (Application to Palladium) Order 2009
Draft Groundwater (England and Wales) Regulations 2009
Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Companies Act 2006 (Accounts, Reports and Audit) Regulations 2009 17 June
Draft Companies Act 2006 (Part 35) (Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2009 17 June
Draft Overseas Companies Regulations 2009 17 June
Draft Registrar of Companies and Applications for Striking Off Regulations 2009 17 June
Draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Application of Companies Act 2006) Regulations 2009 17 June
Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Registered Foreign Lawyers Order 2009
Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Registered European Lawyers) Order 2009
Draft Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Order 2009
Draft Probate Services (Approved Bodies) Order 2009
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Housing) Order 2009
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Information and Code of Practice on Penalties) Order 2009 19th Report
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Provision of Information without Consent) Regulations 2009 19th Report
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Designation) Order 2009 19th Report
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Fees) Regulations 2009 19th Report
Draft Armed Forces (Enlistment) Regulations 2009 18 June
Draft Armed Forces (Civilian Courts Dealing with Service Offences) (Modification of the Criminal Justice Act 2003) Regulations 2009 18 June
Draft Armed Forces (Court Martial) Rules 2009 18 June
Draft Armed Forces, Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 2009 18 June
Draft Terrorism Act 2006 (Disapplication of Section 25) Order 2009 23 June
Draft Armed Forces (Part 5 of the Armed Forces Act 2006) Regulations 2009 18 June
Draft European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2009
Draft Armed Forces (Powers of Stop and Search, Search, Seizure and Retention) Order 2009 18 June
Draft Transfer of Functions of the Consumer Credit Appeals Tribunal Order 2009
Draft Transfer of Functions (Estate Agents Appeals and Additional Scheduled Tribunal) Order 2009
Draft Transfer of Functions (Transport Tribunal and Appeal Panel) Order 2009
Draft Transfer of Functions of the Charity Tribunal Order 2009
Draft Armed Forces Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2009 18 June
Draft Court Martial (Prosecution Appeals) Order 2009 18 June
Draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Appeals) Regulations 2009
Draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Consequential Amendments and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2009
Draft Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act 2009 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2009
Draft Child Support Collection and Enforcement (Deduction Orders) Amendment Regulations 2009
Draft Work and Families (Increase of the Maximum Amount) Order 2009
Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Cariforum Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2009
Draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Special Exemption) Regulations 2009

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Legislative Reform Orders in Progress

Date of laying Parliamentary procedure
Draft Orders laid before the House and referred to the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Limited Partnerships) Order 2009 2 June Affirmative
Report To be considered
Super-affirmative Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Insolvency) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2009 9th Report

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Super-affirmative instrument in Progress

Date of laying Expiry of first-stage scrutiny
Proposed draft Order laid before the House for first-stage scrutiny
Proposed Draft Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2009 12 May 19 July

Special Procedure Order in Progress

Date of laying Expiry of petitioning period
Waiting for expiry of petitioning period
Northumbrian Water Limited (Land at Craster and Dunstan) Compulsory Purchase Order 2008 15 June 6 July

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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.

Wednesday 17 June
Human Rights Joint Committee in New York and Washington
Communications Select Committee 10.00am
European Union Sub-Committee D Environment and Agriculture 10.30am
Constitution Select Committee 10.30am
Draft Bribery Bill Joint Committee 2.45am
in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Information Domestic Committee 3.45pm
Statutory Instruments Joint Committee 3.45pm
Barnett Formula Select Committee 4.00pm
European Union Sub-Committee E Law and Institutions 4.15pm
Thursday 18 June
European Union Sub-Committee G Social Policy and Consumer Affairs 9.30am
European Union Sub-Committee C Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy 10.30am
Refreshment Domestic Committee 2.00pm
in Committee Room G
Monday 22 June
Science and Technology Sub-Committee I Nanotechnologies and Food in the United States
Liaison Domestic Committee 11.00am
in Committee Room G
European Union Sub-Committee B Internal Market 4.00pm
Tuesday 23 June
European Union Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade 10.30am
Science and Technology Select Committee 3.30pm
Merits of Statutory Instruments Select Committee 3.30pm
House Committee Domestic Committee 4.00pm
European Union Select Committee 4.15pm
Wednesday 24 June
European Union Sub-Committee F Home Affairs 10.30am
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Select Committee 10.30am
Barnett Formula Select Committee 4.00pm
Tuesday 30 June
Perpetuities and Accumulations Bill Special Public Bill Committee 11.00am
in the Moses Room

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Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 16 June 2009

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

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Select Committee Reports

1   Merits of Statutory Instruments   
The 20th Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 112)

2   Economic Affairs   
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

3rd Report, on The Finance Bill 2009. (HL Paper 113)

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

Analysis of the Government’s response to Surveillance: Citizens and the State. (14th Report, HL Paper 114)

Private Business

4   London Local Authorities Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees informed the House that, in accordance with Private Business Standing Order 121 (Committees on unopposed bills), he had selected the following Deputy Chairmen to join him on the Unopposed Bill Committee on the bill:

B Fookes L Haskel.

Public Business

5   Migrant workers: employment rights A question was asked by Lord Harries of Pentregarth and answered by Lord Davies of Oldham.

6   Israel and Palestine A question was asked by Viscount Waverley and answered by Lord Brett.

7   Sark A question was asked by Lord Wallace of Saltaire and answered by Lord Bach.

8   Control orders: House of Lords judgment A question was asked by Lord Lloyd of Berwick and answered by Lord West of Spithead.

9   National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Agriculture and Rural Development) Order 2009 Lord Davies of Oldham moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 1 April be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10   European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Maritime Labour Convention) Order 2009 Lord Tunnicliffe moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 29 April be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11   Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Establishment of Conservation Board) (Amendment) Order 2009 Lord Tunnicliffe moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 29 April be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12   Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Establishment of Conservation Board) (Amendment) Order 2009 Lord Tunnicliffe moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 29 April be approved. The motion was agreed to.

13   Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 Lord Tunnicliffe moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 May be approved. The motion was agreed to.

14   Business Rate Supplements Bill Baroness Royall of Blaisdon signified the Queen’s consent. Then the bill was read a third time. Amendments were agreed to. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

15   Digital Britain Lord Carter of Barnes repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

16   Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill The bill was considered in Committee. Amendment 1 was agreed to (see division list 1). The House resumed.

17   Registered Foreign Lawyers Order 2009

Legal Services Act 2007 (Registered European Lawyers) Order 2009

Probate Services (Approved Bodies) Order 2009

Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Order 2009

The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft Orders.

18   Intelligence and Security Committee: Annual Report 2007-08

The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the Report.

19   Parliament and the public A question was asked by Lord Renton of Mount Harry and, after debate, answered by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon.

20   Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 5. Amendment 9 was disagreed (see division list 2). The House resumed after clause 10 was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 10.09pm until Wednesday 17 June at 9.45am for judicial business, 3.00pm for public business.

Michael Pownall

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.

Registered Foreign Lawyers Order 2009 Lord Tunnicliffe moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Registered Foreign Lawyers Order 2009. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Legal Services Act 2007 (Registered European Lawyers) Order 2009 Lord Tunnicliffe moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Registered European Lawyers) Order 2009. The motion was agreed to.

Probate Services (Approved Bodies) Order 2009 Lord Tunnicliffe moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Probate Services (Approved Bodies) Order 2009. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Order 2009 Lord West of Spithead moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Order 2009. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Intelligence and Security Committee Annual Report 2007-08 Lord Foulkes of Cumnock moved that the Grand Committee do consider the Report. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 5.56pm.

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Papers

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

Command Papers

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

1   Health—Government response to the report of the House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee on the Provision of cross-border health services for Wales.    (7647)

2   Broadcasting—Report on Digital Britain.    (7650)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1   Draft Financial Assistance Scheme (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2009, laid under the Pensions Act 2004.

2   Draft Children Act 1989 (Higher Education Bursary) (England) Regulations 2009, laid under the Children Act 1989.

3   Draft Hallmarking Act 1973 (Application to Palladium) Order 2009, laid under the Hallmarking Act 1973.

4   Draft Groundwater (England and Wales) Regulations 2009, laid under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1   Education (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009, laid under the Education Act 1996.   (1387)

2   Fixed Penalty (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2009, laid under the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.
            (1487)

Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1   Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions (Maltese Naval Locally Engaged Ratings’ Service Pensions Increase) Order 2009, laid under the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act 1865.

2   Report on Police Custody in Northern Ireland, laid under the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002.

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Judicial Business

Tuesday 16 June

1   OO (Jordan) (Original Respondent and Cross-appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Original Appellant and Cross-respondent) Further to the Order of the House of Wednesday 11 March 2009 (15th Report, Session 2008-09; [2009] UKHL 10) it is ordered that there be no Order for costs in this House or in Her Majesty’s Court of Appeal.

2   Kent County Council (Acquiring Authority) (Petitioners) v HS1 Limited (formerly Union Railways (North) Limited) and others (Respondents) The petition of Kent County Council praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 1 June).

Wednesday 17 June at 9.45am
Judgment in the following causes:

AS (Somalia) (FC) and another (FC) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)

Gray (Original Respondent and Cross-appellant) v Thames Trains and others (Original Appellants and Cross-respondents)

Attorney General’s Reference No. 3 of 1999

TRM Copy Centres (UK) Limited and others (Respondents) v Lanwall Services Limited (Appellants)

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Divisions on 16 June 2009

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill

Division No. 1

Lord Hunt of Wirral moved amendment 1, before clause 1, to insert the new clause Definition of apprenticeship”. The Committee divided:

   Contents   135

   Not-contents   112

Contents

Addington, L.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Bates, L.
Blackwell, L.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Bowness, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.
Brookeborough, V.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Buscombe, B.
Byford, B.
Cathcart, E.
Chidgey, L.
Colville of Culross, V.
Colwyn, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Cotter, L.
Courtown, E.
Crathorne, L.
Crickhowell, L.
De Mauley, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Eccles, V.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Eden of Winton, L.
Elton, L.
Falkland, V.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Fookes, B.
Forsyth of Drumlean, L.
Fowler, L.
Freeman, L.
Garden of Frognal, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Glasgow, E.
Goodhart, L.
Greaves, L.
Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.
Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
Hooper, B.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Inglewood, L.
Jopling, L.
King of Bridgwater, L.
Laird, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lawson of Blaby, L.
Lee of Trafford, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Listowel, E.
Liverpool, E.
Livsey of Talgarth, L.
Low of Dalston, L.
Lucas, L.
Luce, L.
Luke, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Mar, C.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Marlesford, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Montgomery of Alamein, V.
Montrose, D.
Moore of Lower Marsh, L.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Moynihan, L.
Neville-Jones, B.
Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.
Noakes, B.
Northesk, E.
Norton of Louth, L.
O’Cathain, B.
O’Neill of Bengarve, B.
Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.
Palmer, L.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Patten, L.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Ramsbotham, L.
Rawlings, B.
Razzall, L.
Reay, L.
Renton of Mount Harry, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Rogan, L.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
St John of Fawsley, L.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B. [Teller]
Selkirk of Douglas, L.
Selsdon, L.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Sharples, B.
Sheikh, L.
Shephard of Northwold, B.
Shrewsbury, E.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Skelmersdale, L.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Stern, B.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Holbeach, L.
Teverson, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Tordoff, L.
Trefgarne, L.
Trimble, L.
Tyler, L.
Ullswater, V.
Verma, B.
Waddington, L.
Walmsley, B.
Walpole, L.
Warsi, B.
Waverley, V.
Wilcox, B.
Willoughby de Broke, L.

Not Contents

Ahmed, L.
Alli, L.
Amos, B.
Anderson of Swansea, L.
Andrews, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Bach, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]
Berkeley, L.
Bew, L.
Bhattacharyya, L.
Bilston, L.
Blood, B.
Borrie, L.
Boyd of Duncansby, L.
Bradley, L.
Bragg, L.
Brett, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carter of Coles, L.
Christopher, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Coussins, B.
Craig of Radley, L.
Crawley, B.
Davidson of Glen Clova, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L. [Teller]
Desai, L.
Elder, L.
Elystan-Morgan, L.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Watford, L.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.
Foulkes of Cumnock, L.
Gale, B.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Gilbert, L.
Golding, B.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Grantchester, L.
Grocott, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Hart of Chilton, L.
Haskel, L.
Haworth, L.
Henig, B.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Howarth of Breckland, B.
Howarth of Newport, L.
Jones, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Layard, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lipsey, L.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
McDonagh, B.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Mitchell, L.
Moonie, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Handsworth, L.
Morris of Yardley, B.
Myners, L.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Pendry, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Prosser, B.
Puttnam, L.
Quin, B.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Richard, L.
Rosser, L.
Rowlands, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Sewel, L.
Simon, V.
Smith of Leigh, L.
Soley, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turnberg, L.
Uddin, B.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Warner, L.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wilkins, B.
Woolmer of Leeds, L.
Young of Norwood Green, L.

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill

Division No. 2

Lord De Mauley moved amendment 9, in clause 9, page 5, line 22, at end to insert:

“( ) the qualifications that have been successfully completed, and

( ) the employer or employers with which the apprentice has been trained”.

The Committee divided:

   Contents   38

   Not-contents   40

Contents

Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]
Arran, E.
Bates, L.
Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Crathorne, L.
De Mauley, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Dundee, E.
Eccles, V.
Elton, L.
Ferrers, E.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Goodlad, L.
Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Jopling, L.
King of Bridgwater, L.
Lucas, L.
Luke, L.
MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.
Mancroft, L.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Montrose, D.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Norton of Louth, L.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Renton of Mount Harry, L.
Rogan, L.
Seccombe, B. [Teller]
Skelmersdale, L.
Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Taylor of Holbeach, L.
Ullswater, V.
Verma, B.
Waddington, L.

Not Contents

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]
Berkeley, L.
Bew, L.
Bragg, L.
Brett, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Crawley, B.
Davidson of Glen Clova, L.
Davies of Oldham, L. [Teller]
Elder, L.
Evans of Watford, L.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Greaves, L.
Greengross, B.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Howarth of Newport, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
McDonagh, B.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morris of Handsworth, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Quin, B.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Robertson of Port Ellen, L.
Rowlands, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Smith of Leigh, L.
Thornton, B.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Whitaker, B.
Young of Norwood Green, L.

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