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Thursday 9 July 2009 at 11.00am

*Oral questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Livsey of Talgarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current self-sufficiency rate of United Kingdom food production; and how consumers can identify food produced in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what considerations they took into account in refusing parole to Ronald Biggs.

Political Parties and Elections Bill Third Reading [Lord Bach]

†Coroners and Justice Bill Committee (day 6) [Lord Bach] 7th and 11th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee, 8th and 16th Reports from the Joint Committee on Human Rights and 10th Report from the Constitution Committee

Lord Berkeley to move to resolve that this House regrets that the Merchant Shipping (Light Dues) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/1371) do not prevent Her Majesty’s Government subsidising Irish Lights and thereby increasing light dues payable by ships entering United Kingdom ports. 21st Report from the Merits Committee (Lunch break business)

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Future Business

Friday 10 July at 10.00am

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill Second Reading [Lord Tomlinson]

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

Autism Bill Second Reading [Baroness Pitkeathley]

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

Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Bill Second Reading [Lord Janner of Braunstone]

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

Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers) Bill Second Reading [Lord Tyler]

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

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.

*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the number of refugees resulting from conflicts and climate change.

†Business of the House Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to move that Standing Order 47 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Monday 20 July to allow the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 2) Bill and the Finance Bill to be taken through their remaining stages.

Lord Young of Norwood Green intends to move the following eight motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Work and Families (Increase of the Maximum Amount) Order 2009 Lord Young of Norwood Green to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 4 June be approved. 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 6 July

National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2009 Lord Young of Norwood Green to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 9 June be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 6 July

Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) (Uncertificated Securities) Order 2009 Lord Young of Norwood Green to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 June be approved. 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 6 July

Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) (Taxes and National Insurance) Order 2009 Lord Young of Norwood Green to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 June be approved. 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 6 July

Companies (Share Capital and Acquisition by Company of its Own Shares) Regulations 2009 Lord Young of Norwood Green to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 June be approved. 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 6 July

Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2009 Lord Young of Norwood Green to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 June be approved. 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 6 July

Community Interest Company (Amendment) Regulations 2009 Lord Young of Norwood Green to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 June be approved. 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 6 July

ACAS Code of Practice on Time Off for Trade Union Duties and Activities Lord Young of Norwood Green to move that the draft Code of Practice laid before the House on 24 June be approved. 19th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 6 July

Companies’ Remuneration Reports Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Gavron]

Perpetuities and Accumulations Bill [HL] Report [Lord Bach]

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

The following six motions are expected to be debated together:

Identity Cards Act 2006 (Information and Code of Practice on Penalties) Order 2009 Lord West of Spithead to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 May be approved. 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 19th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

Identity Cards Act 2006 (Provision of Information without Consent) Regulations 2009 Lord West of Spithead to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6 May be approved. 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 19th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

Identity Cards Act 2006 (Fees) Regulations 2009 Lord West of Spithead to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6 May be approved. 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 19th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

Identity Cards Act 2006 (Prescribed Information) Regulations 2009 Lord West of Spithead to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 9 June be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Dinner break business)

Identity Cards Act 2006 (Application and Issue of ID Card and Notification of Changes) Regulations 2009 Lord West of Spithead to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 9 June be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Dinner break business)

†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 (Fees) Regulations 2009, the draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Prescribed Information) Regulations 2009 and the draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Application and Issue of ID Card and Notification of Changes) 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 (Dinner break business)

†Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to move, as an amendment to the above motion, after “project” to insert “, in particular the National Identity Register database,”.

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.

†§Parliamentary Standards Bill Committee [Baroness Royall of Blaisdon] 17th and 18th Reports from the Constitution Committee

Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the socio-economic prospects for the north-east of England. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

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

†Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) (Amendment) Order 2009 Lord Brett to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 10 June be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 8 July

†Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Higher Education Student Information) Regulations 2009 Lord Brett to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 June be approved. 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 8 July

†Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2009 Baroness Crawley to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 June be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 8 July

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

†Children Act 1989 (Higher Education Bursary) (England) Regulations 2009 Baroness Morgan of Drefelin to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 16 June be approved. 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 8 July

†Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Regulated Activity, Miscellaneous and Transitional Provisions and Commencement No. 5) Order 2009 Baroness Morgan of Drefelin to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 June be approved. 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 8 July

Policing and Crime Bill Committee (day 4) [Lord West of Spithead] 10th and 15th Reports from the Joint Committee on Human Rights and 9th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

†Electricity and Gas (Community Energy Saving Programme) Order 2009 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 2 July be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Dinner break business)

†Electricity and Gas (Carbon Emissions Reduction) (Amendment) Order 2009 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 1 July be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Dinner break business)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Social Welfare) Order 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulkner of Worcester] 19th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Exceptions to Matters) Order 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulkner of Worcester] 19th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Hallmarking Act 1973 (Application to Palladium) Order 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Drayson] 19th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Legislative Reform (Limited Partnerships) Order 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Drayson] 10th Report from the Regulatory Reform Committee

Lord Mance to move that the Grand Committee do consider the Report of the European Union Committee on Access to EU Documents (15th Report, HL Paper 108).

Thursday 16 July at 11.00am

†The Lord Bishop of Bristol will be introduced.

*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.

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill Committee (day 5) [Baroness Morgan of Drefelin] 8th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee and 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Saving Gateway Accounts Regulations 2009 Lord Myners to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 July be approved. (Lunch break business)

Monday 20 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Pannick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the arrangements for the transfer of judicial functions from the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords to the new Supreme Court.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to developments in Sudan, with regard to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the provision of humanitarian assistance.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the number of unauthorised colleges and the number of false students in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish a response to the report of the Association of Train Operating Companies, Connecting communities: expanding access to the rail network.

Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 2) Bill Second Reading [Lord Myners] (Money bill)

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

†Finance Bill Second Reading [Lord Myners] (Money bill)

†Lord Vallance of Tummel to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Economic Affairs Committee on The Finance Bill 2009 (3rd Report, HL Paper 113).

Tuesday 21 July at 11.00am

Lords of Appeal in Ordinary Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to move to resolve that, in view of the establishment of the United Kingdom Supreme Court on 1 October, this House thinks it right to record its appreciation of the contribution made by the Lords of Appeal in Ordinary and other Law Lords to the work of this House since the passage of the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876.

*Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which teacher training courses encourage the use of fieldwork in teaching biology.

*The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the selection of Major Timothy Peake as a member of the European Space Agency’s astronaut corps, they will further their involvement in the European Space programme; and, if so, how.

*The Lord Bishop of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is a representative with operational experience of the National Probation Service on the National Criminal Justice Board.

If the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill is returned from the Commons, it is expected that it will be considered.

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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 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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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.

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 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 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.

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 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.

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.

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to enhance the reputation of Parliament.

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the disposal of United Kingdom interests in Eurostar.

†Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to carry out a comprehensive analysis of the causes of social exclusion and to draw up an interdepartmental strategy to deal with them.

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Questions for Written Answer

Tabled on 8 July and due for answer by 22 July.

Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the needs criteria used in England to fund public expenditure in the regions. HL4933

Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the criteria they use to assess regional needs in England when allocating expenditure to the regions. HL4934

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 20 November 2008 (WA 224) and 17 December 2008 (WA 39), what discussions they had with the Equality and Human Rights Commission prior to stating in the answer that 13 non-permanent staff are employed by the Commission. HL4935

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to alter the arrangements for receipt by the Highways Agency of statutory abnormal load movement notifications. HL4936

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take action to ensure that law firms acting for parents in care proceedings under the fixed fee legal aid system do not use unqualified staff; and, if so, how. HL4937

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to any negative impacts of a best value tendering approach for legal aid services. HL4938

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of any risk of a reverse auction for legal representation, in relation to best value tendering for legal aid services. HL4939

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the management structure of the Serious Organised Crime Agency; how many managers are at each level; and what is the cost per year of their salaries and expenses. HL4940

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the activities of the Serious Organised Crime Agency are monitored; by whom; and according to what criteria. HL4941

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the trend of illegal use of cocaine in the United Kingdom over the last few years. HL4942

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they made to mark Armed Forces Day in Northern Ireland. HL4943

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the Northern Ireland Office’s Criminal Justice Directorate is monitored and assessed against its objectives; by whom; when; and according to what criteria. HL4944

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how Board Level Diversity Champions were appointed for the Northern Ireland Office; by whom; according to what criteria; and when. HL4945

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in respect of conditions attached to the granting of planning permission for landscaping with plants, hedges and trees that specify that it must take place during a particular “planting season”, what that means in relation to the months during which it is to take place. HL4946

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether in the next three years any stretches of the A303 trunk road will be re-surfaced with sound-reducing materials; and if so, in which areas it will take place. HL4947

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what priority is given to practical experience in the recruitment and career development of civil servants working on overseas development policy and its implementation for the Department for International Development at HM Treasury. HL4948

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of civil servants working on overseas development policy and its implementation for the Department for International Development at HM Treasury have practical experience; and how many such civil servants there are. HL4949

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will allow sufficient time to evaluate whether or not the nationalisation of the East Coast railway franchise is in the public interest. HL4950

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was lent in each of the last three years by Lloyds Banking Group in the form of (a) mortgages, and (b) corporate lending; and how that compares with the figures required by the lending agreements between UK Financial Investments Limited and the banks in which Her Majesty’s Government hold a share. HL4951

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was lent in each of the last three years by Royal Bank of Scotland in the form of (a) mortgages, and (b) corporate lending and how that compares with the figures required by the lending agreements between UK Financial Investments Limited and the banks in which Her Majesty’s Government hold a share. HL4952

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people with aphasia are receiving Access to Work support; and what steps they are taking to ensure that all applicants with aphasia are assessed appropriately for Access to Work support. HL4953

Viscount Tenby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual cost of maintaining (a) the House of Commons; (b) the House of Lords; and (c) the European Parliament, with the cost to the United Kingdom separately identified, including (1) salaries, pensions travelling allowances, secretarial expenses for members; (2) salaries, allowances and pensions and other costs of supporting staff; (3) accommodation, including rent, operating costs and security; and (4) all other administrative costs such as stationery, office equipment, publications, payments to parliamentary bodies and other relevant outgoings for 2008-09 and the previous three financial years. HL4954

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place copies in the Library of the House of the posters they produce warning of the dangers of alcohol abuse; and how they ensure that the posters are displayed in public buildings. HL4955

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 6 July (WA 107) and having regard to Chapter 14 of Annex H of the Home Office Nationality Instructions, under what circumstances an adult holding British nationality can concurrently be a citizen of India. HL4956

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking, in view of the United Nations’ closure of their anti-corruption unit, to ensure that the Office of Internal Oversight Services secures the expertise and capacity necessary to complete the outstanding investigations of the United Nations Procurement Task Force on allegations of corruption from the Oil-for-Food programme. HL4957

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to support the acquisition by the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services of the capacity and the broad mandate of the United Nations Procurement Task Force to permit it to investigate allegations and sanction staff and contractors who engage in bribery, collusion or fraud in procurement of United Nations funds. HL4958

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the cost-effectiveness of their funding of the Bolan Park for women in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan. HL4959

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in their response to the House of Lords European Union Select Committee’s report on The future of EU financial regulation and supervision (14th Report, HL Paper 106), they will assess in particular the finding that “the institution of any single supervisory authority would require substantial revision of the EC Treaty”, in the light of the European Union Commission’s statement that such a change can take place under Article 95 of the Treaty of Rome. HL4960

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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.

29 April (13 May)

HL3272 Lord Taylor of Warwick [HO]

12 May (26 May)

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]

HL3628 Lord Taylor of Holbeach [CO]

1 June (15 June)

HL3987 Lord Laird [NIO]

3 June (17 June)

HL4040 Lord Janner of Braunstone [BIS]

HL4041 Lord Janner of Braunstone [BIS]

HL4042 Lord Janner of Braunstone [BIS]

4 June (18 June)

HL4096 Baroness Hanham [HO]

8 June (22 June)

HL4112 Lord Berkeley [DECC]

HL4126 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

10 June (24 June)

HL4190 Lord Morris of Manchester [CO]

15 June (29 June)

HL4301 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [BIS]

16 June (30 June)

HL4340 Lord Teverson [BIS]

HL4364 Lord Laird [NIO]

17 June (1 July)

HL4387 Baroness Perry of Southwark [DfCSF]

HL4399 Lord Willoughby de Broke [DoH]

18 June (2 July)

HL4412 Baroness Neville-Jones [HO]

HL4413 Baroness Neville-Jones [HO]

HL4414 Baroness Neville-Jones [HO]

HL4415 Baroness Neville-Jones [HO]

HL4416 Baroness Warsi [HO]

HL4420 Baroness Warsi [HO]

HL4437 Lord Astor of Hever [DWP]

22 June (6 July)

HL4482 Baroness Warsi [HO]

HL4508 Lord Avebury [BIS]

23 June (7 July)

HL4514 Baroness Warsi [HO]

HL4527 Lord Alton of Liverpool [BIS]

HL4534 Lord Rooker [HO]

HL4536 Lord Rooker [HO]

24 June (8 July)

HL4558 Lord Alton of Liverpool [BIS]

HL4589 The Earl of Listowel [DfCSF]

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

[BIS] 14 [CO] 2 [DECC] 1 [DfCSF] 2 [DoH] 1 [DWP] 1
[HO] 13 [NIO] 2

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Bills in Progress

Type of Bill To be considered
Waiting for Second Reading
Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (No. 2) (Money Bill—7 July) Government 20 July
Finance (Money Bill—8 July) Government 20 July
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 10 July
Autism Private Member’s 10 July
Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers) Private Member’s 10 July
Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Private Member’s 10 July
Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Private Member’s
Committed to a Select Committee
City of Westminster [HL] Private 15 July
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 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
Community Amateur Sports Clubs (Support) [HL] Private Member’s
Coroners and Justice Government 9 July
Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Government 16 July
Policing and Crime (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government 15 July
Parliamentary Standards Government 14 July
Waiting for Report
Perpetuities and Accumulations [HL] (Law Commission Bill) Government 13 July
Welfare Reform (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government
Waiting for Third Reading
Political Parties and Elections Government 9 July
Companies’ Remuneration Reports [HL] Private Member’s 13 July
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
Bank of England (Amendment) [HL] Private Member’s
Online Purchasing of Goods and Services (Age Verification) [HL] Private Member’s
Manchester City Council [HL] Private
Bournemouth Borough 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 Saving Gateway Accounts Regulations 2009 16 July
Draft Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (Amendment) Order 2009
Draft District Electoral Areas Commissioner (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2009
Draft Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (Youth Conditional Cautions: Code of Practice) Order 2009
Draft Code of Practice for Youth Conditional Cautions for 16 & 17 Year Olds
Draft Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Conditional Cautions: Code of Practice) Order 2009
Draft Revised Code of Practice for Conditional Cautions—Adults
Draft Charities Act 2006 (Principal Regulators of Exempt Charities) Regulations 2009
Draft Charities Act 2006 (Changes in Exempt Charities) Order 2009
Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Hallmarking Act 1973 (Application to Palladium) Order 2009 15 July
Draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Exceptions to Matters) Order 2009 15 July
Draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Social Welfare) Order 2009 15 July
Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Work and Families (Increase of the Maximum Amount) Order 2009 13 July
Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2009 13 July
Draft Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) (Uncertificated Securities) Order 2009 13 July
Draft Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) (Taxes and National Insurance) Order 2009 13 July
Draft Companies (Share Capital and Acquisition by Company of its Own Shares) Regulations 2009 13 July
Draft Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2009 13 July
Draft Community Interest Company (Amendment) Regulations 2009 13 July
Draft ACAS Code of Practice on Time Off for Trade Union Duties and Activities 13 July
Draft Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2009 15 July
Draft Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) (Amendment) Order 2009 15 July
Draft Children Act 1989 (Higher Education Bursary) (England) Regulations 2009 15 July
Draft Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Higher Education Student Information) Regulations 2009 15 July
Draft Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Regulated Activity, Miscellaneous and Transitional Provisions and Commencement No. 5) Order 2009 15 July
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Information and Code of Practice on Penalties) Order 2009 19th Report 13 July
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Provision of Information without Consent) Regulations 2009 19th Report 13 July
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Fees) Regulations 2009 19th Report 13 July
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Prescribed Information) Regulations 2009 13 July
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Application and Issue of ID Card and Notification of Changes) Regulations 2009 13 July
Draft Groundwater (England and Wales) Regulations 2009
Draft Electricity and Gas (Carbon Emissions Reduction) (Amendment) Order 2009 15 July
Draft Electricity and Gas (Community Energy Saving Programme) Order 2009 15 July

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Negative Instruments

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires To be considered
21st Report
Merchant Shipping (Light Dues) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 19 July 9 July
22nd Report
Education (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 30 July
23rd Report
Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2009 20 October

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Legislative Reform Orders in Progress

Report To be considered
Super-affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Insolvency) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2009 9th Report
Affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee and referred to a Grand Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Limited Partnerships) Order 2009 10th Report 15 July
Affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Dangerous Wild Animals) (Licensing) Order 2009 11th 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 resolution period
Waiting for expiry of resolution period
Northumbrian Water Limited (Land at Craster and Dunstan) Compulsory Purchase Order 2008 15 June 17 October

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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.

Thursday 9 July
European Union Sub-Committee G Social Policy and Consumer Affairs 9.30am
European Union Sub-Committee C Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy 10.15am
Monday 13 July
European Union Sub-Committee B Internal Market 4.00pm
Tuesday 14 July
European Union Sub-Committee D Environment and Agriculture in Brussels
European Union Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade 10.30am
Economic Affairs 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 15 July
Communications Select Committee 10.00am
Constitution Select Committee 10.30am
European Union Sub-Committee F Home Affairs 10.30am
City of Westminster Bill [HL] Select Committee 10.30am
Statutory Instruments Joint Committee 3.45pm
Science and Technology Select Committee 4.30pm
Thursday 16 July
London Local Authorities Bill [HL] Unopposed Bill Committee 10.30am

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Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 8 July 2009

The House met at 3.00pm.
Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Exeter.

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Select Committee Reports

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

Parliamentary Standards Bill: implications for Parliament and the courts. (18th Report, HL Paper 134)

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

11th Report, on the following bills:

Autism Bill

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill

Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers) Bill

Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Bill

Parliamentary Standards Bill

Coroners and Justice Bill—Government amendments

Welfare Reform Bill—Government response

and on the:

Draft Legislative Reform (Dangerous Wild Animals) (Licensing) Order 2009. (HL Paper 135)

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

2nd Special Report on Scrutinising Statutory Instruments: Departmental Returns, 2008 (HL Paper 136)

20th Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

Draft Electricity and Gas (Carbon Emissions Reduction) (Amendment) Order 2009

Draft Electricity and Gas (Community Energy Saving Programme) Order 2009. (HL Paper 137)

4   Information   
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Are the Lords Listening? Creating connections between people and Parliament. (1st Report, HL Paper 138)

Private Business

5   London Local Authorities Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees informed the House that, in accordance with Private Business Standing Orders 121 (Committees on unopposed bills) and 94A (Deputy Chairmen of Committees), he had selected Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall to join with Baroness Fookes and Lord Haskel to form the Unopposed Bill Committee on the bill and had selected Baroness Fookes to be the Chairman of the Committee in his stead.

Public Business

6   Charities: appeals A question was asked by Baroness Trumpington and answered by Baroness Crawley.

7   Museums, Libraries and Archives Council A question was asked by Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville and answered by Lord Davies of Oldham.

8   World Trade Organisation: Doha round A question was asked by Baroness Rawlings and answered by Lord Mandelson.

9   Financial regulation A question was asked by Lord Barnett and answered by Lord Davies of Oldham.

10   Parliamentary Standards Bill Baroness Royall of Blaisdon moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to. Then Baroness Royall of Blaisdon moved that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House. Then Lord Norton of Louth moved an amendment to the motion, at end to insert “and that the Committee shall not meet until 14 days from the date of Second Reading, in accordance with the House’s recommended minimum intervals between stages of bills”. The amendment was disagreed to (see division list). Then the original motion was agreed to.

11   Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) (Amendment) Order 2009

Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Higher Education Student Information) Regulations 2009

Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2009

Children Act 1989 (Higher Education Bursary) (England) Regulations 2009

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Regulated Activity, Miscellaneous and Transitional Provisions and Commencement No. 5) Order 2009

The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft statutory instruments.

12   Finance Bill A bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance, certified by the Speaker as a money bill, was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 63)

The House adjourned at 9.12pm until Thursday 9 July at 11.00am.

Michael Pownall

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.

Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) (Amendment) Order 2009 Lord Brett moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) (Amendment) Order 2009. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Higher Education Student Information) Regulations 2009 Lord Brett moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Higher Education Student Information) Regulations 2009. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2009 Baroness Crawley moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2009. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Children Act 1989 (Higher Education Bursary) (England) Regulations 2009 Baroness Morgan of Drefelin moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Children Act 1989 (Higher Education Bursary) (England) Regulations 2009. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Regulated Activity, Miscellaneous and Transitional Provisions and Commencement No. 5) Order 2009 Baroness Morgan of Drefelin moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Regulated Activity, Miscellaneous and Transitional Provisions and Commencement No. 5) Order 2009. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 6.19pm.

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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—Rita Donaghy’s report to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, One Death is too Many: Inquiry into the Underlying Causes of Construction Fatal Accidents.   (7657)

2   Banking—Reforming Financial Markets.   (7667)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1   (1)   Draft Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (Amendment) Order 2009

   (2)   Draft District Electoral Areas Commissioner (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2009

laid under the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

2   (1)   Draft Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (Youth Conditional Cautions: Code of Practice) Order 2009

   (2)   Draft Code of Practice for Youth Conditional Cautions for 16 & 17 Year Olds

laid under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.

3   (1)   Draft Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Conditional Cautions: Code of Practice) Order 2009

   (2)   Draft Revised Code of Practice for Conditional Cautions—Adults

laid under the Criminal Justice Act 2003.

4   (1)   Draft Charities Act 2006 (Principal Regulators of Exempt Charities) Regulations 2009

   (2)   Draft Charities Act 2006 (Changes in Exempt Charities) Order 2009

laid under the Charities Act 2006.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1   Social Security (Deemed Income from Capital) Regulations 2009, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.   (1676)

2   (1)   Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Horticulture) Regulations 2009       (1771)

   (2)   Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) (Amendment) Regulations 2009    (1773)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

3   Dunfermline Building Society Independent Valuer Order 2009, laid under the Banking Act 2009.
            (1810)

Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of OFCOM, laid under the Office of Communications Act 2002.

2   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Legal Services Complaints Commissioner, laid under the Access to Justice Act 1999.

3   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of Ordnance Survey, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973.

4   Accounts for 2007-08 of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Lottery Distribution, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

5   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Offices of the Immigration Services Commissioner, laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

6   Report for 2007-08 of the British Wool Marketing Board Agricultural Marketing Scheme, laid under the Agricultural Marketing Act 1958.

7   Report for the year ending 30 September 2007 of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom, laid under the International Development Act 2002.

8   (1)   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

   (2)   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of NHS Professionals

   (3)   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the ²gether NHS Foundation Trust

   (4)   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

   (5)   Report and Accounts for the period 1 July 2008 to 31 March 2009 of the Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

   (6)   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

   (7)   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

   (8) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

   (9) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

   (10) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

   (11) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

   (12) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

   (13) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust

   (14) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

   (15) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

   (16) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

   (17) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

   (18) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

   (19) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

   (20) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

   (21) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

   (22) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

   (23) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

   (24) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

   (25) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Christie NHS Foundation Trust

   (26) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

   (27) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

   (28) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

   (29) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

   (30) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

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Judicial Business

Wednesday 8 July

R (on the application of M) (FC) (Appellant) v London Borough of Lambeth (Respondents) and one other action The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee.

Thursday 9 July at 10.30am
In Committee Room No 4A

Further hearing by the Appellate Committee in the following cause:

R v Horncastle and others (Appellants) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal Criminal Division)

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Division on 8 July 2009

Parliamentary Standards Bill

Division No. 1

Lord Norton of Louth moved, as an amendment to the motion that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House, at end to insert “and that the Committee shall not meet until 14 days from the date of Second Reading, in accordance with the House’s recommended minimum intervals between stages of bills”. The House divided:

   Contents   88

   Not-contents   110

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Armstrong of Ilminster, L.
Barnett, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Burnett, L.
Butler-Sloss, B.
Chidgey, L.
Chorley, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cobbold, L.
Colville of Culross, V.
Colwyn, L.
Crickhowell, L.
Denham, L.
Desai, L.
Dundee, E.
Eccles, V.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Eden of Winton, L.
Elton, L.
Elystan-Morgan, L.
Exeter, Bp.
Falkland, V.
Fookes, B.
Forsyth of Drumlean, L.
Geddes, L.
Gilbert, L.
Glenarthur, L.
Goodlad, L.
Greenway, L.
Grenfell, L.
Higgins, L.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
James of Blackheath, L.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Kirkham, L.
Knight of Collingtree, B.
Laird, L.
Linklater of Butterstone, B.
Liverpool, E.
Low of Dalston, L.
Lucas, L.
Lyell of Markyate, L.
McAlpine of West Green, L.
MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.
Mancroft, L.
Mar, C.
Maxton, L.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Monson, L.
Montgomery of Alamein, V.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Neill of Bladen, L.
Nicholls of Birkenhead, L.
Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.
Norton of Louth, L. [Teller]
O’Cathain, B.
O’Neill of Bengarve, B.
Onslow, E. [Teller]
Palmer, L.
Pannick, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Peston, L.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Prashar, B.
Rea, L.
Reay, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Rooker, L.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
Selkirk of Douglas, L.
Sharples, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Shephard of Northwold, B.
Shrewsbury, E.
Slim, V.
Stewartby, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Taylor of Warwick, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Waddington, L.
Wakeham, L.
Walpole, L.
Woolf, L.

Not Contents

Addington, L.
Adonis, L.
Amos, B.
Anderson of Swansea, L.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Bach, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]
Berkeley, L.
Bilston, L.
Blackstone, B.
Borrie, L.
Boyd of Duncansby, L.
Brett, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Browne of Belmont, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carter of Coles, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Crawley, B. [Teller]
D’Souza, B.
Darzi of Denham, L.
Davies of Abersoch, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Dholakia, L.
Drayson, L.
Dubs, L.
Elder, L.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Falconer of Thoroton, L.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Foulkes of Cumnock, L.
Gale, B.
Giddens, L.
Golding, B.
Goodhart, L.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Greaves, L.
Griffiths of Burry Port, L.
Grocott, L.
Hamwee, B.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Hart of Chilton, L.
Haskel, L.
Haworth, L.
Henig, B.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Hylton, L.
Inge, L.
Jones, L.
Jones of Whitchurch, B.
Judd, L.
Kerr of Kinlochard, L.
Kinnock, L.
Kinnock of Holyhead, B.
Kirkhill, L.
Layard, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Lipsey, L.
Livsey of Talgarth, L.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
McDonagh, B.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
McNally, L.
Mandelson, L.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Meacher, B.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Mitchell, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morgan of Huyton, B.
Morris of Yardley, B.
Morrow, L.
Myners, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Quin, B.
Richard, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Robertson of Port Ellen, L.
Rosser, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Sawyer, L.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Snape, L.
Soley, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Thornton, B.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Tyler, L.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Watson of Invergowrie, L.
West of Spithead, L.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.

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