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Thursday 29 October 2009 at 11.00am

*Oral questions, 30 minutes

*Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total value of unpaid debts to the Government in the form of benefits overpayments and unrecovered tax; and what action they will take to recover those debts.

*Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what long-term policies they will develop to deal with water shortages in Africa.

*Lord Cope of Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in reducing the delays and complexities affecting investigations and the bringing of suspects to trial in Northern Ireland when witnesses or evidence are in the Republic of Ireland or vice-versa.

*Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the consequences for Her Majesty’s armed forces of the reduction in training of the Territorial Army.

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

Beverley Freemen Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move that this House resolves that the promoters of the Beverley Freemen Bill [HL] which was originally introduced in this House on 22 January 2009 should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150A (Suspension of bills).

London Local Authorities Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move that this House resolves that the promoters of the London Local Authorities Bill [HL] which was originally introduced in this House on 22 January 2008 should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150A (Suspension of bills).

London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move that this House resolves that the promoters of the London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill [HL] which was originally introduced in this House on 22 January 2008 should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150A (Suspension of bills).

Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move that this House resolves that the promoters of the Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) Bill [HL] which was originally introduced in this House on 22 January 2007 should have leave to suspend any further proceedings on the bill in order to proceed with it, if they think fit, in the next session of Parliament according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150A (Suspension of bills).

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

†Coroners and Justice Bill Report (day 4) [Lord Bach] 11th and 12th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee, 10th Report from the Constitution Committee, and 8th and 16th Reports from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Baroness Verma to move to resolve that this House calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to withdraw the Education (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/1387) and to replace them with regulations that leave more responsibility with schools and headteachers. 22nd Report from the Merits Committee

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. (1½ hours)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Sensitive Words and Expressions) Regulations 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Young of Norwood Green] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Public Authorities) Regulations 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Young of Norwood Green] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Young of Norwood Green] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Provision of Services Regulations 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Young of Norwood Green] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

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Future Business

Monday 2 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they propose to introduce regulations under the Health Bill [HL] to prohibit the retail display of tobacco products and the sale of cigarettes from vending machines.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to enable British military and other personnel serving overseas to vote in any elections in 2010.

*Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they will give to the recommendations of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, as contained in the Goldstone Report, to implement the international rule of law.

*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with the Southern African Development Community concerning implementation of the Global Political Agreement in Zimbabwe.

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 and Northern Ireland Banknote Regulations 2009 Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to move that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.

Ministry of Defence Police (Conduct) Regulations 2009 Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to move that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.

Ministry of Defence Police Appeals Tribunals Regulations 2009 Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to move that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2009 Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Networks) Exemption Order 2009 Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill Report [Baroness Morgan of Drefelin]

†The Earl of Dundee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce road casualties after 2010. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Saving Gateway Accounts Regulations 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Myners] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Financial Restrictions (Iran) Order 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Myners] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (Amendment) Order 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Crawley] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

District Electoral Areas Commissioner (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Crawley] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Crawley] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Amendments to Schedule 2) Order 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Crawley] 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Baroness Butler-Sloss to move that the Grand Committee do consider the Community Legal Service (Funding) (Counsel in Family Proceedings) (Amendment) Order 2009 (SI 2009/1854). 25th Report from the Merits Committee

Tuesday 3 November at 2.30pm

The Lord Bishop of Lichfield will be introduced.

*The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that doctors and pharmaceutical companies fully recognise the long-term side effects of prescribed tranquillisers and anti-depressants, and the nature of withdrawal symptoms.

*Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Walton Report on Access to Specialist Neuromuscular Care, launched in August.

*Lord Razzall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what restrictions apply to political activities of former chief armed forces officers whilst they are still in receipt of remuneration from the armed forces.

Welfare Reform Bill Third Reading [Lord McKenzie of Luton]

Policing and Crime Bill Report [Lord West of Spithead]

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Wednesday 4 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Renton of Mount Harry to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of charges of fraudulence in the recent election results in Afghanistan, they will reconsider their policy on Afghanistan.

*The Lord Archbishop of York to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to provide additional support to sheep farmers following the implementation of new electronic identification requirements in 2010, given the current inaccuracies in tag reading equipment.

*Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to respond to the report on Garth prison by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, in particular her comments about the effect of budget cuts on the prison system as a whole.

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

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

The Lord Bishop of Salisbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to encourage the government of Sudan to increase their efforts to resolve the disputed census and referendum law and to develop plans for the 2010 elections, in the light of violence and rearming in the south of the country. (1 hour)

Lord Hameed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have taken to prevent cerebral palsy. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

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, particularly in relation to Thought for the Day. (1 hour)

Thursday 5 November at 11.00am

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will next discuss the Czech President’s stance on the Treaty of Lisbon with their counterparts in other European Union member states.

*Lord Clinton-Davis to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans for an inter-ministerial meeting with Polish ministers in the near future.

*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to investigate the problems caused to disabled students who are not receiving their support through the student loans system.

It is expected that the Report stage of the Policing and Crime Bill will conclude.

Friday 6 November at 10.00am

Lord Drayson to move that this House takes note of matters relating to Her Majesty’s armed forces and of future defence policy.

Monday 9 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of their visa services for Pakistani students and visitors in Abu Dhabi.

*Baroness Knight of Collingtree to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has altered its practice in respect of road tax charged on vehicles registered in other European countries.

*Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made towards delivering broadband to rural communities.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to recent developments in Burma.

Health Bill [HL] Consideration of Commons Amendments [Baroness Thornton]

Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill [HL] Consideration of Commons Amendments [Lord McKenzie of Luton]

Tuesday 10 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Low of Dalston to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the danger posed to pedestrians and cyclists by the near-silent operation of electric and hybrid vehicles.

*Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future funding of the BBC.

*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had discussions with the government of Abu Dhabi about their commitment to the rule of law.

†House Committee The Chairman of Committees to move that the Report from the Select Committee on Parliamentary Passes for UK Members of the European Parliament (4th Report, HL Paper 170) be agreed to.

Wednesday 11 November at 3.00pm

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to make the Trades Union Congress aware of their position on boycotts of Israel.

*Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the level of domestic violence nationwide.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many websites have been closed under the Terrorism Act 2006.

†Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] Consideration of Commons Amendments [Lord Davies of Oldham]

Thursday 12 November at 11.00am

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children and young persons are currently detained under immigration powers at Yarl’s Wood.

*Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will announce the results of the second consultation on prisoners’ voting rights.

The question in the name of the Duke of Montrose has been withdrawn.

†*Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many quangos exist; what is their total staff; and at what annual administrative cost.

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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

Lord Renton of Mount Harry to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Information Committee on Are the Lords Listening? Creating connections between people and Parliament (1st Report, HL Paper 138). 15 July 2009

†Baroness Cohen of Pimlico to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The future of EU financial regulation and supervision. (14th Report, HL Paper 106). 17 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.

The Earl of Sandwich to call attention to acute poverty and human rights abuse in the poorest developing countries; and to move for papers.

Lord Renton of Mount Harry to call attention to the language and terminology used in the House and their impact on public understanding of the work of the House; and to move for papers.

Lord Renton of Mount Harry to call attention to the ceremonial aspects of the House and their impact on public understanding of the work of the House; and to move for papers.

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Motions relating to Delegated Legislation

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to move that this House takes note of the Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 4) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/2655), the Social Security Benefit (Computation of Earnings) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/2678) and the Social Security Benefit (Computation of Earnings) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 (SI 2009/2679).

†The Earl of Onslow to move to resolve that this House notes with concern criticisms by the Chairman of the Police Federation of the powers contained in the Proceeds of Crime (References to Financial Investigators) (Amendment) Order 2009 (SI 2009/1573) laid before the House on 8 October and calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to revoke the Order.

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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 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.

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 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 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.

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 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.

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

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 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 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.

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the two reports on NHS Pathology Services by Lord Carter of Coles and the report on Genomic Medicine by the Science and Technology Committee (2nd Report, HL Paper 107), what progress they have made on the consolidation of pathology services and what savings they expect to achieve by April 2011.

Lord Howarth of Newport to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have in relation to the conservation of heritage beyond the United Kingdom’s territorial waters.

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be their priorities for the November Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting that will mark the 60th Anniversary of the Commonwealth.

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have regarding future NHS spending after 2010-11, in the light of the recent report from the King’s Fund and the Institute for Fiscal Studies How cold will it be? about the prospects for NHS funding after 2011.

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the obstacles to greater patient choice and autonomy at the end of life.

Baroness Hooper to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to review the work of the UK Border Agency, particularly in relation to the issuing of visas and passports overseas.

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the value to the United Kingdom economy of modern language skills in the British workforce.

Baroness Pitkeathley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that the proposals for a national care service meet the needs of older people who wish to remain in their own homes and do not provide an incentive for the expansion of residential care.

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures are in place to ensure that the public interest is protected in the process of procuring rail services.

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Questions for Written Answer

Tabled on 28 October and due for answer by 11 November.

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the recent report on the consultation conducted with examination awarding bodies with the aim of developing an approach to the biennial review. HL6064

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Joint Advisory Committee for Qualifications Approval does not include value for money in its criteria for recommending that qualifications be funded. HL6065

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government which organisations, apart from Ofsted and the Independent Schools Inspectorate, have been licensed to inspect state and independent schools in England; and which schools they inspect. HL6066

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of organisations not registered with the Department for Children, Schools and Families which provide education in England to pupils of compulsory school age. HL6067

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 26 October (WA 106) saying they are not aware of any decision or direction by the Northern Ireland Office that overruled a decision by the Police Service of Northern Ireland not to award a contract, whether that is because the Northern Ireland Office kept no record of any such decision or direction; and what assessment they have made of the account given by Sir Hugh Orde in the Sunday World on 26 July on that matter. HL6068

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of electricity usage by port tenants, excluding that solely by the port owners, in (a) Tilbury, (b) Leith, (c) Southampton, (d) Liverpool, and (e) Belfast. HL6069

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of port tenants who would not have been included in the Carbon Reduction Commitment had they not been based in port estates with electricity supplied through the infrastructure of the port estate. HL6070

Baroness Noakes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the amount or estimated amount of the United Kingdom’s net contribution to the European Union’s budget before and after the UK’s rebate for each of the years 2003-04 to 2010-11; and what percentage of gross domestic product each of those figures represent. HL6071

Baroness Noakes to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Myners on 27 October (HL Deb, col 1095) stating that “some 3.5 million jobs in Britain are directly attributable to our membership of the EU”, on what evidence that figure was based. HL6072

Baroness Noakes to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Myners on 27 October (HL Deb, col 1096) stating that “the EU is a positive contributor to job creation in the UK”, how many such jobs were created in each of the years 1997-98 to 2008-09. HL6073

Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the then Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office, Kevin Brennan, on 15 May (HC Deb, col 1054W), what is the name of the committee or working group that was convened each Wednesday in Downing Street to discuss strategy that was attended by Mr Damian McBride; and whether it has met since the resignation of Mr McBride. HL6074

Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the number of animals kept in a zoo or safari park is a material consideration by the Valuation Office Agency when rating a zoo hereditament for the 2010 business rates revaluation; whether the type of animals kept is a material consideration; and whether there is a tariff for different types of animal. HL6075

Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State at Communities and Local Government, Rosie Winterton, on 16 September (HC Deb, cols 2212-14W), what property attributes each of the single-character value significant codes of A, B, C, D, F, I, L, M, P, R, Q, S, T, U, and V represent; and how they differ from the two-character value significant codes with which they share the first alphanumeric character. HL6076

Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State at Communities and Local Government, John Healey, on 19 January (HC Deb, cols 1082-3W), whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the revised table of aggregate changes in rateable values in each port according to (a) the current version of the 2005 Rating List, and (b) the draft 2010 Rating List. HL6077

Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government in what circumstances the Valuation Office Agency takes into account the presence of (a) a garden shed, and (b) a greenhouse, as a material consideration when valuing or revaluing a property for the purposes of (1) council tax, (2) capital gains tax, and (3) inheritance tax. HL6078

Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many authorisations were made for (a) directed surveillance, (b) covert human intelligence sources, and (c) communications traffic data under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 by (1) local authorities, and (2) public authorities which are not law enforcement agencies, in each year since 2000 according to records held by (i) the Home Office, (ii) the Office of the Surveillance Commissioners, and (iii) the Interception of Communications Commissioner. HL6079

Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask the Office for National Statistics to produce a time series of the statistical relationship between gross domestic product growth and emissions of carbon dioxide. HL6080

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the resident population of the City of Manchester who are of working age were in receipt of incapacity benefit in each year since 2000. HL6081

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what investigations are being undertaken to establish the level of drawback fraud and the use of tax warehousing facilities in member states of the European Union. HL6082

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated revenue lost to HM Revenue and Customs from drawback fraud. HL6083

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether UK-produced beer products are being used in drawback fraud. HL6084

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many civil servants are engaged in drawback fraud investigations in the United Kingdom. HL6085

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will increase the powers of enforcement to deal with drawback fraud. HL6086

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (a) investigations, (b) prosecutions, and (c) convictions for drawback fraud there have been in each of the last three years. HL6087

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the number of (a) United Kingdom citizens, and (b) German citizens, resident in Turkish Cyprus has increased during the past ten years. HL6088

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether flights from (a) the United Kingdom, (b) Germany, (c) Turkey, and (d) Azerbaijan, land at Ercan airport in Turkish Cyprus. HL6089

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether sea transport from (a) the United Kingdom, (b) Germany, (c) Turkey, (d) Syria, and (e) Lebanon, docks in Turkish Cyprus. HL6090

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government which nations have offices or consulates located in Turkish Cyprus. HL6091

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government which international organisations have offices located in Turkish Cyprus. HL6092

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact on the tourist industry in Turkish Cyprus in the past year if the currency were the euro and not the Turkish Lira. HL6093

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government in which conflicts since the end of the First World War there have been British military fatalities; how many British fatalities occurred in each; and whether they keep details of those killed. HL6094

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to memorialise those members of the British armed forces who died in conflicts since the end of the First World War; and whether they will assist relatives to find out details of their deaths and burials. HL6095

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how those with leave to enter the United Kingdom who enter through the Northern Ireland land frontier with the Republic of Ireland can get their passports stamped to prove a United Kingdom arrival date, as required for applications for indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom. HL6096

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord West of Spithead on 5 October (WA 485) and by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 17 July (WA 216), why the numbers of applications for accession worker cards, sector-based schemes and the Seasonal Agriculture Workers Scheme approved for Bulgarians and Romanians since their accession to the European Union were not provided in the answers. HL6097

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many United Kingdom passenger ships in the past five years have had survey dates entered on their Passenger Ship Safety Certificate which go beyond the anniversary date. HL6098

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 7 July (WA 147), why the Maritime and Coastguard Agency did not extend the period of validity for the existing passenger certificate for the MV Canna by one month when it discovered that the passenger certificate was out of date in September 2008. HL6099

Lord Monson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether membership of the National Black Police Association is open to all police officers, irrespective of ethnic background. HL6100

Lord Monson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of the Iraq war on the number of Christians in Iraq. HL6101

Lord Condon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures have been put in place this year to combat human trafficking; and what impact they have had. HL6102

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people receive NHS continuing care in each primary care trust each year; and what proportion of the population of each primary care trust those figures represent. HL6103

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of people receiving NHS continuing care each year do not live at home. HL6104

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people they forecast will need to be supported by the NHS continuing care funding stream each year until 2031; and what proportion they forecast will be cared for (a) in their own homes, and (b) elsewhere. HL6105

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the cost of funding NHS continuing care has been included in the overall care costs for older people to be funded as part of the proposed national care service. HL6106

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report prepared by Margrete Auken MEP, dated 20 February, on the impact of extensive urbanisation in Spain on individual rights of European citizens; and whether they have raised the matter with the Prime Minister of Spain. HL6107

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken in response to the petition delivered to No 10 Downing Street on 12 March by Suzanne Wyatt concerning United Kingdom citizens who have bought, or attempted to buy, property in Spain; and whether they have raised the matter with the government of Spain. HL6108

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Spain about the level of compensation paid to United Kingdom citizens for properties nationalised under the Ley de Costas. HL6109

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of properties owned by United Kingdom citizens in Spain which may be demolished following the revocation of planning permission, in the light of assurances given to the Parliamentary Under- Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on his recent visit to Madrid that no, or very few, properties owned by United Kingdom citizens would be demolished. HL6110

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they keep records of prosecutions of motorcyclists for vehicle noise offences; and, if so, how many there have been in each county in each of the last three years. HL6111

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many public complaints there have been regarding motorcycle noise in each county in each of the last three years. HL6112

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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.

7 September (21 September)

HL5411 Baroness Warsi [CLG]

HL5437 Lord Bates [CLG]

HL5467 Baroness Thomas of Winchester [DWP]

5 October (19 October)

HL5483 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [DWP]

HL5503 Lord Morris of Manchester [MoD]

HL5504 Lord Morris of Manchester [MoD]

HL5508 Lord Newby [DEFRA]

HL5509 Lord Newby [FCO]

HL5545 Baroness Hollis of Heigham [DWP]

HL5546 Baroness Hollis of Heigham [DWP]

HL5552 Lord King of West Bromwich [FCO]

12 October (26 October)

HL5578 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [NIO]

HL5579 Baroness Sharp of Guildford [BIS]

HL5581 Baroness Sharp of Guildford [BIS]

HL5585 Lord Laird [DCMS]

13 October (27 October)

HL5649 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5653 Lord Berkeley [DCMS]

HL5654 Lord Berkeley [DCMS]

HL5660 Lord Jones of Cheltenham [HO]

HL5670 Lord Moonie [MoD]

HL5672 Lord Ouseley [CLG]

HL5673 Lord Ouseley [DCMS]

HL5674 Lord Ouseley [DWP]

HL5676 Baroness Thomas of Winchester [DWP]

HL5677 Baroness Thomas of Winchester [DWP]

14 October (28 October)

HL5681 Lord Ouseley [DWP]

HL5685 Lord Berkeley [DEFRA]

HL5686 Lord Berkeley [DEFRA]

HL5687 Lord Berkeley [DEFRA]

HL5702 Lord Laird [CLG]

HL5703 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5704 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5705 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5719 Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts [DWP]

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

[BIS] 2 [CLG] 4 [DCMS] 4 [DEFRA] 4 [DWP] 9 [FCO] 2
[HO] 1 [MoD] 3 [NIO] 5

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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
Live Music [HL] Private Member’s
Damages (Asbestos-Related Conditions) Private Member’s
Committed to a Select Committee
City of Westminster [HL] Private
Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee
Beverley Freemen [HL] Private 2 November
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
Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Private Member’s
Waiting for Report
Coroners and Justice Government 29 October
Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Government 2 November
Policing and Crime (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government 3 November
Waiting for Third Reading
Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers) Private Member’s 29 October
Welfare Reform (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government 3 November
Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Private Member’s
Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) [HL] Private
London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) [HL] Private
Sent to the Commons
Disabled Persons (Independent Living) [HL] Private Member’s
Postal Services [HL] Government
Bank of England (Amendment) [HL] Private Member’s
Online Purchasing of Goods and Services (Age Verification) [HL] Private Member’s
Companies’ Remuneration Reports [HL] Private Member’s
Perpetuities and Accumulations [HL] (Law Commission Bill) Government
Manchester City Council [HL] Private
Bournemouth Borough Council [HL] Private
Waiting for consideration of Commons amendments
Health [HL] (Northern Ireland Assembly Legislative Consent Motion) Government 9 November
Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction [HL] (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government 9 November
Marine and Coastal Access [HL] (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) (Northern Ireland Assembly Legislative Consent Motion) Government 11 November
Waiting for Royal Assent
Law Commission [HL] Private Member’s
Autism Private Member’s
Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Private Member’s

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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 Legal Services Act 2007 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2009
Draft Health Professions (Hearing Aid Dispensers) Order 2009
Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2009, laid under the Pollution Preventing and Control Act 1999
Draft Criminal Defence Service (Representation Orders: Appeals etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2009
Draft Criminal Defence Service (Representation Orders) (Amendment) Regulations 2009
Draft Criminal Defence Service (Contribution Orders) Regulations 2009
Referred to a Grand Committee and waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2009 29 October
Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Sensitive Words and Expressions) Regulations 2009 29 October
Draft Provision of Services Regulations 2009 29 October
Draft Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Public Authorities) Regulations 2009 29 October
Draft Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (Amendment) Order 2009 2 November
Draft District Electoral Areas Commissioner (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2009 2 November
Draft Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2009 2 November
Draft Saving Gateway Accounts Regulations 2009 2 November
Financial Restrictions (Iran) Order 2009 2 November
Draft Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Amendments to Schedule 2) Order 2009 2 November
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Networks) Exemption Order 2009
Draft Social Security (Contributions Credits for Parents and Carers) Regulations 2009
Draft Ministry of Defence Police (Conduct) Regulations 2009
Draft Ministry of Defence Police Appeals Tribunals Regulations 2009
Draft Scottish and Northern Ireland Banknote Regulations 2009
Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Functions of an Approved Regulator) Order 2009
Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2009
Draft Transfer of Functions of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal Order 2009
Draft Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2009
Draft Amendment to Schedule 6 to the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 Order 2009
Draft Census (England and Wales) Order 2009
Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Stabilisation and Association Agreement) (Republic of Montenegro) Order 2009

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Negative Instruments

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires To be considered
22nd Report
Education (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 30 July 29 October
25th Report
Community Legal Service (Funding) (Counsel in Family Proceedings) (Amendment) Order 2009 8 November 2 November
26th Report
Aviation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2009 20 November
27th Report
Identity Cards Act 2006 (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2009 20 November
Identity Cards Act 2006 (Entitlement to be Registered) Regulations 2009 20 November
Identity Cards Act 2006 (National Identity Registration Number) Regulations 2009 20 November
Identity Cards Act 2006 (Provision of Information without Consent) Regulations 2009 20 November

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Legislative Reform Orders in Progress

Date of laying Parliamentary procedure
Draft Order laid before the House and referred to the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Revocation of Prescribed Form of Penalty Notice for Disorderly Behaviour) Order 2009 21 October Affirmative
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 (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

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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 29 October
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
Monday 2 November
Communications Select Committee in Berlin
Beverley Freemen Bill [HL] Unopposed Bill Committee 12.00noon
European Union Sub-Committee B Internal Market 4.00pm
Tuesday 3 November
Science and Technology Sub-Committee I Nanotechnologies and Food 10.00am
European Union Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade 10.30am
Human Rights Joint Committee 1.30pm
Economic Affairs Select Committee 3.30pm
Merits of Statutory Instruments Select Committee 3.30pm
European Union Select Committee 4.00pm
Wednesday 4 November
Constitution Select Committee 10.30am
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Select Committee 10.30am
European Union Sub-Committee D Environment and Agriculture 10.30am
European Union Sub-Committee F Home Affairs 10.30am
Statutory Instruments Joint Committee 3.45pm
European Union Sub-Committee E (Law and Institutions) 4.00pm
Thursday 5 November
Science and Technology Select Committee 10.30am
Tuesday 10 November
Human Rights Joint Committee 1.30pm

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Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 28 October 2009

The House met at 3:00pm.
Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Ripon and Leeds.

1   Code of Conduct It was ordered that the Report of the Leader’s Group on the Code of Conduct be printed. (HL Paper 171)

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Select Committee Reports

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

23rd Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

Draft Amendment to Schedule 6 to the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 Order 2009

Draft Census (England and Wales) Order 2009

Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Stabilisation and Association Agreement) (Republic of Montenegro) Order 2009

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Functions of an Approved Regulator) Order 2009

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2009

Draft Transfer of Functions of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal Order 2009

Draft Transfer of Tribunal Functions Order 2009. (HL Paper 172)

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

Parliamentary Standards Bill and Policing and Crime Bill: Government Responses to the Committee’s Seventeenth and Sixteenth Reports of Session 2008-09. (22nd Report, HL Paper 173)

Public Business

4   Energy: security and prices A question was asked by Lord Ezra and answered by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.

5   Cyprus A question was asked by Lord Wallace of Saltaire and answered by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead.

6   House of Lords: Lord Speaker A question was asked by Lord Campbell-Savours and answered by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon.

7   Darfur: Lord’s Resistance Army A question was asked by Lord Chidgey and answered by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead.

8   Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons with amendments and with a privilege amendment. It was ordered that the Commons amendments be printed. (HL Bill 76)

9   Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the Commons Amendments were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 76-EN)

10   Policing and Crime Bill Lord West of Spithead moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 17
Schedule 1
Clauses 18 to 21
Schedule 2
Clauses 22 to 27
Schedule 3
Clauses 28 to 33
Schedule 4
Clauses 34 to 46
Schedule 5
Clauses 47 to 79
Schedule 6
Clauses 80 to 111
Schedules 7 and 8
Clauses 112 to 116.

The motion was agreed to.

11   Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill Baroness Morgan of Drefelin moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 40
Schedule 1
Clauses 41 to 59
Schedule 2
Clause 60
Schedule 3
Clauses 61 to 81
Schedule 4
Clauses 82 to 87
Schedule 5
Clauses 88 to 122
Schedule 6
Clause 123
Schedule 7
Clause 124
Schedule 8
Clauses 125 and 126
Schedule 9
Clauses 127 to 168
Schedule 10
Clause 169
Schedule 12
Clause 170
Schedule 11
Clauses 171 to 198
Schedule 13
Clauses 199 and 200
Schedule 14
Clauses 201 to 222
Schedule 15
Clauses 223 to 260
Schedule 16
Clauses 261 to 264.

The motion was agreed to.

12   Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Bill The order of commitment was discharged.

13   Coroners and Justice Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 66B. Amendments were agreed to. Amendment 83 was disagreed to (see division list). The report stage was adjourned.

14   Environmental Noise (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 Lord Rosser moved that this House takes note of the Environmental Noise (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/1610). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

15   Coroners and Justice Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 89A. Amendments were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned after amendment 95A.

The House adjourned at 9.53pm until Thursday 29 October at 11.00am.

Michael Pownall

Clerk of the Parliaments

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Papers

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

Command Papers

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

1   Finance—Treasury Minute on the Twenty-Fourth to the Thirtieth, the Thirty-Second to the Thirty-Ninth, the Forty-Fifth, and the Forty-Seventh to the Forty-Eighth Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts.   (7717)

2   Defence—Report of the Nimrod Review: an independent review into the loss of the RAF Nimrod Aircraft in Afghanistan in 2006.   (—)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1   Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2009, laid under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999.

2   (1)   Draft Criminal Defence Service (Representation Orders: Appeals etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

   (2)   Draft Criminal Defence Service (Representation Orders) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

   (3)   Draft Criminal Defence Service (Contribution Orders) Regulations 2009

laid under the Access to Justice Act 1999.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1   Controls on Dogs (Non-application to Designated Land) Order 2009, laid under the Environment Act 2005.       (2829)

2   (1)   Criminal Defence Service (Interests of Justice) Regulations 2009    (2875)

   (2)   Criminal Defence Service (General) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations 2009    (2876)

   (3)   Criminal Defence Service (Financial Eligibility) (Amendment) Regulations 2009    (2878)

laid under the Access to Justice Act 1999.

3   Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Disclosure of Confidential Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2009, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.    (2877)

Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the General Osteopathic Council, laid under the Osteopaths Act 1993.

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Divisions on 28 October 2009

Coroners and Justice Bill

Division No. 1

Lord Lloyd of Berwick moved amendment 83, in clause 115, page 69, line 30, to leave out “follow” and insert “have regard to”. The House divided:

   Contents   66

   Not-contents   124

Contents

Alton of Liverpool, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Astor of Hever, L.
Bew, L.
Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.
Caithness, E.
Cathcart, E.
Colwyn, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Craigavon, V.
De Mauley, L.
Dundee, E.
Eccles, V.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Elton, L.
Ferrers, E.
Fookes, B.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Garel-Jones, L.
Henley, L.
Hogg, B.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
James of Blackheath, L.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Jopling, L.
Kennedy of The Shaws, B.
King of Bridgwater, L.
Laird, L.
Listowel, E.
Lloyd of Berwick, L. [Teller]
Lyell, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Marlesford, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
May of Oxford, L.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Montrose, D.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Neill of Bladen, L.
Noakes, B.
Northbrook, L.
Norton of Louth, L.
O'Cathain, B.
Pannick, L.
Patten, L.
Perry of Southwark, B.
Puttnam, L.
Ramsbotham, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Rogan, L.
Seccombe, B. [Teller]
Selkirk of Douglas, L.
Sheikh, L.
Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, L.
Stair, E.
Stern, B.
Stewartby, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Taylor of Holbeach, L.
Ullswater, V.
Verma, B.
Walpole, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.

Not Contents

Acton, L.
Adams of Craigielea, B.
Addington, L.
Ahmed, L.
Anderson of Swansea, L.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Bach, L.
Barker, B.
Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]
Berkeley, L.
Bernstein of Craigweil, L.
Billingham, B.
Blackstone, B.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Borrie, L.
Boyd of Duncansby, L.
Bradley, L.
Brett, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookman, L.
Burnett, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Chidgey, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cohen of Pimlico, B.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Cotter, L.
Crawley, B.
D'Souza, B.
Davies of Oldham, L. [Teller]
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Dubs, L.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Filkin, L.
Gale, B.
Garden of Frognal, B.
Goodhart, L.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Grantchester, L.
Greaves, L.
Grocott, L.
Hamwee, B.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harrison, L.
Hart of Chilton, L.
Haskel, L.
Haworth, L.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Jay of Ewelme, L.
Jones of Cheltenham, L.
Jones of Whitchurch, B.
Judd, L.
Kilclooney, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lee of Trafford, L.
Linklater of Butterstone, B.
Livsey of Talgarth, L.
Low of Dalston, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
Mackie of Benshie, L.
Maddock, B.
Mandelson, L.
Martin of Springburn, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Methuen, L.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Mitchell, L.
Moonie, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morgan of Huyton, B.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Handsworth, L.
Morris of Yardley, B.
Neuberger, B.
Northover, B.
O'Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.
Pendry, L.
Prosser, B.
Razzall, L.
Redesdale, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Rooker, L.
Rosser, L.
Rowlands, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Sawyer, L.
Sewel, L.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Soley, L.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Teverson, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Thornton, B.
Tomlinson, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Tyler, L.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walmsley, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Whitaker, B.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Crosby, B.
Woolf, L.

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