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House of Lords Business

Thursday 27 May at 11.00am

The Lord Bishop of Guildford will be introduced and 
Jonathan Hill Esq CBE will be introduced as a Baron.

†Queen’s Speech Adjourned Debate on the Motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty as follows:

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg leave to thank Your Majesty for the most gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament."

It is expected that the principal topics for debate will be Home, Legal and Constitutional Affairs and Local Government.

Future Business 

Wednesday 2 June at 3.00pm

*Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the implications for the Department of Health and haemophilia patients infected by contaminated NHS blood products of the High Court judgment in March v Secretary of State for Health; and what action they will be taking.

*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the situation on the Korean peninsula; and what consideration they have given to placing the sinking of the Cheonan before the United Nations Security Council.

*Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will end the detention of children for immigration purposes.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn on Thursday 27 May at 2pm.

Commissioner for Standards The Chairman of Committees to move that this House do approve the appointment of Paul Kernaghan CBE QPM as House of Lords Commissioner for Standards for an initial period of three years.

It is expected that the debate on the address will continue and that the principal topics for debate will be Business and Economic Affairs, Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Transport.

Thursday 3 June at 11.00am

Natanael Wei, Esq and 
Sir James Sassoon
will be introduced as Barons.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for the development of nuclear powered generation in the United Kingdom.

*Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans to implement the National Dementia Strategy. [I] Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chief Executive, International Longevity Centre UK

*Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they decided not to contest the judgment of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission on 18 May that two men considered a "serious threat" to national security could not be deported to Pakistan.

It is expected that the debate on the address will conclude and that the principal topics for debate will be Education, Health, Welfare and Culture.

Monday 7 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Haskel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to bring more balance between different sectors of the economy.

*Baroness Sharp of Guildford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much university funding has been cut from the academic year 2010–11.

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many special advisers have been selected who have been approved by the Prime Minister.

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to change the Barnett formula.

†Academies Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Wallace of Saltaire]

Tuesday 8 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Article 122.2 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union has been or could be used to require the United Kingdom to underwrite £9.6 billion of other European Union member states’ debts.

*Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the membership of the committee to be established to bring forward proposals for a wholly or mainly elected upper chamber.

*Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for the teaching of modern languages in primary schools.

†Local Government Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Hanham]

Wednesday 9 June at 3.00pm

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in considering whether shares quoted on the Alternative Investment Market should be eligible for ISAs. [I] Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
Capital Pub Company plc (public houses)
Christie Group plc (business & leisure industry services)
Delcam plc (software)
Gooch & Housego plc (acousto-optic/laser manufacturer)
Interior Services (fitting

*Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution they will make to the work required to achieve progress on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons following the resolution passed at the Review Conference in May. [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Co-President, Parliamentarians for non-nuclear proliferation and disarmament

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans to give prisoners the right to vote.

†Lord Teverson to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Stars and Dragons: The EU and China (7th Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 76)

Thursday 10 June at 11.00am

*Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to reports of human rights abuses by state organisations in the run-up to the recent elections in Sudan.

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to clean up Parliament Square and protect it from obstruction.

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will support vulnerable children.

Monday 14 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to prevent fraudulent multiple registration by individuals to vote in elections and to ensure that electors who turn out to vote can do so.

*Lord Smith of Clifton to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will decide whether to continue or cancel their reciprocal healthcare agreement with the Isle of Man.

*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government which health agencies and arm’s-length bodies will be affected by cuts in Government spending.

*Baroness Hamwee to ask the Leader of the House whether he will support discussions between all sides of the House of Lords in establishing a formal structure for post-legislative scrutiny by the House.

Tuesday 15 June at 2.30pm

The Lord Bishop of Derby will be introduced.

*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to carry out a consultation about the role and number of elected mayors.

*Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated time required for a full review of parliamentary constituency boundaries.

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to implement savings of £682 million in 2010–11 in the transport sector in the context of their intention to create a greener and more sustainable transport sector.

Wednesday 16 June at 3.00pm

*Baroness Pitkeathley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for improving the lives of carers.

*Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the BBC regarding the future of BBC 6 Music radio station.

*Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for the future of Network Rail.

Thursday 17 June at 11.00am

*Lord Livsey of Talgarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the referendum mentioned in the Queen’s Speech for the National Assembly of Wales to have primary legislative powers will be put to the people of Wales in October 2010. [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Executive Member, Cymru Yfory (Wales Tomorrow)

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the St John Ambulance campaign, entitled "the difference", promoting better public understanding and practice of first aid.

*Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to regulate loan companies charging high rates of interest.

Monday 21 June at 2.30pm

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have proposals to use photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the treatment of cancer, particularly oral cancer.

*Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to amend or to improve the operation of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

†*Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to exercise the power conferred by section 58(4)(a) of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 to reduce the maximum success fee chargeable under a conditional fee agreement in defamation proceedings.

†*Lord Trimble to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to members of the European Union to protect the British economy from the financial situation in the eurozone.

Tuesday 22 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Rana to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent their public expenditure reductions will affect the Northern Ireland economy and the peace process there.

†*Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have proposals for independent living for disabled people.

†*Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for promoting economic growth.

Wednesday 23 June at 3.00pm

†*Baroness Valentine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to protect and strengthen the United Kingdom’s international competitiveness.

†*Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the future of Crossrail.

†*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of economies available within the National Health Service’s budget.

Thursday 24 June at 11.00am

†*Lord Eden of Winton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what savings are being made in the administration of Government.

†*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for preventing the spread of Japanese knotweed.

†*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations they plan to hold with local authorities and the Boundaries Commissions on reducing the number of Members of Parliament and reviewing the size of parliamentary constituencies.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 27 May for debate on 10 June. Time limit 2½ hours

Lord Alton of Liverpool to call attention to the 150th anniversary of the Opium Wars and to China’s role in the world in the 21st century; and to move for papers.

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to call attention to Her Majesty’s Government’s plans to introduce automatic enrolment in workplace pensions; and to move for papers.

Lord Chidgey to call attention to developments in regional post-conflict stabilisation in eastern and central Africa; and to move for papers.

Lord St John of Bletso to call attention to developments in Zimbabwe; and to move for papers. [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Trustee, Tusk Trust

Lord Harrison to call attention to the standards and practices of public and private zoos in the United Kingdom and their relationship to European Union legislation; and to move for papers.

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to call attention to the contribution of creative and cultural industries to the economic and social wellbeing of the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

Lord Norton of Louth to call attention to the case for examining holistically the role of Parliament in the United Kingdom political system; and to move for papers.

†Lord Northbrook to call attention to Her Majesty’s Government’s plans to raise the rate of capital gains tax; and to move for papers.

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to call attention to reform of the law, and to the strategy and support services, in relation to violence against women; and to move for papers.

Select Committee Report 

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 the Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (3rd Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 48). 10 February 2010

Other Motions for Debate 

Lord Alton of Liverpool to call attention to human rights abuses worldwide and to the recommendations of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission on how the Foreign and Commonwealth Office pursues human rights questions; and to move for papers.

Lord Mawson to call attention to practical lessons from the restructuring programmes in primary care during the last ten years; and to move for papers. [I] Category 1: Directorships
Director, Andrew Mawson Partnerships (community regeneration consultancy)

The Earl of Sandwich to call attention to Her Majesty’s Government’s proposals for international development policy; and to move for papers.

Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to call attention to recent developments in Latin America; and to move for papers.

†Lord Lucas to call attention to the place of trust in society; and to move for papers.

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

†Lord Lucas to move to resolve that this House regrets that the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/870) have been based on an inadequate design which will be unable to produce reliable evidence. 17th Report, Session 2009–10, from the Merits Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent consideration has been given to resolving the problems and needs of veterans of the Gulf War of 1990–91 with still undiagnosed war-related illnesses.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of security and human rights issues on the Korean peninsular.

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their proposals for tackling poverty.

Lord Cobbold to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Discussion Paper on Treating drug dependency through healthcare, not punishment.

Lord Bew to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the treatment of stroke victims, in the light of the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, Progress in improving stroke care.

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their approach to reform of the House of Lords.

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will halt the decline in biodiversity in the United Kingdom; and what resources will be allocated to that work. [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Vice President, Wildlife Link

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to provide access to multi-disciplinary pain management services in the National Health Service for those experiencing chronic pain.

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made with their review of dependence on, and withdrawal from, benzodiazepines and other prescribed drugs.

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have regarding prisons.

Lord Haskel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage low carbon technologies in the market place.

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to moves by the United Nations Security Council to impose new sanctions upon Iran for its defiance of United Nations resolutions on its nuclear activities. [I] Category 7: Overseas visits
Visit to Paris with wife, 20-21 June 2009, to speak at rally in defence of freedom in Iran; return rail fare, transport, meals and overnight hotel for self and wife paid for by members of the National Council of Resistance

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals.

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what importance they attach to the teaching of modern languages in schools and universities.

Baroness Sharp of Guildford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the wider benefits of adult education; and what steps they are taking to support and encourage institutions which seek to promote lifelong learning.

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that fellow signatories to the Terezin Declaration on Holocaust Era Assets fulfil the obligations of the Declaration in relation to the restitution of wrongfully seized property.

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce legislation to ensure that financial provision on divorce is determined on fair and settled principles.

Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the operation of proportional representation for elections to the European Parliament.

Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the £420 million allocated for the Personal Care at Home Act 2010 to support the disabled and elderly will be used for that purpose.

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their proposals for the bus industry.

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to preserve United Kingdom academic health partnerships.

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Diabetes UK report Putting feet first.

†Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the principles of global health are taught at all levels of medical education.

The Lord Bishop of Bradford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to ensure the safety of children, especially children in the care of local authorities, from being groomed for sexual exploitation.

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.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 26 May and due for answer by 10 June.

Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the budget and cost of all external management consultants employed by the National Health Service in the last financial year for the geographic area managed by the London Strategic Health Authority; and what is the budget in the current year.   HL49

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will give effect to the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in Hirst v United Kingdom by enabling prisoners (other than those guilty of very serious crimes) to vote in parliamentary elections, in accordance with the recommendation of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.   HL50

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce legislative proposals so that British citizens who have worked overseas for more than 15 years in international organisations have the same right to vote in parliamentary elections as members of the armed forces, Crown servants and employees of the British Council.   HL51

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their stance on the opening of accession negotiations between Iceland and the European Union.   HL52

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will advise local authorities about whether Sunday parking arrangements apply on public holidays, including 1 January and 25 and 26 December when they fall on a Saturday; and whether parking restrictions should be enforced accordingly unless they have displayed clear notices to the contrary.   [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)
Chairman, London Motorists Action Group
 HL53

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the results of International GCSE examinations taken by pupils at independent schools will be included in the 2010 school performance tables.   [I] Category 1: Directorships
Good Schools Guide Ltd
Category 4: Shareholdings (a)
Good Schools Guide Ltd
 HL54

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Freedom of Information Act 2000 will be extended to Academies, examination boards, the Higher Education Statistics Agency and the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services.   [I] Category 1: Directorships
Good Schools Guide Ltd
Category 4: Shareholdings (a)
Good Schools Guide Ltd
 HL55

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for the better regulation of bailiffs.   [I] Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)
Chairman, London Motorists Action Group
 HL56

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reform the law on copyright. 
   HL57

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will enable small and medium-sized businesses to bid for 25 per cent of Government contracts.   HL58

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they propose to establish the child poverty commission.   HL59

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to start re-testing incapacity benefit claimants with the work capability assessment before moving them to replacement benefits; whether they will take into account the most recent work capability assessment the claimant has had; and whether they plan to re-test any claimant of the Employment and Support Allowance. 
   HL60

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will continue or discontinue plans for additional immigration detention centres.   HL61

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many migrants who cannot be returned to their countries of origin are being held in detention centres; and what is the purpose of so doing.   HL62

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for ending immigration detention of parents with young children.   HL63

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendations made in December 2009 by the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists, concerning the detention of children.   HL64

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how migrant domestic workers will be able to undertake volunteering or study to pass the Life in the UK Test in the light of their possible working conditions.   HL65

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government why only 16 per cent of new asylum applications will get early access to legal advice from October; and whether they have considered applying the results of the Solihull pilot project more widely.   HL66

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have raised the case of Aijalon Mahli Gomes, held in a North Korean prison, with the government of North Korea.   HL67

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received since 15 May about barring television advertisements for abortion services.   HL68

Lord Rea to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will respond to the Irish Mail on Sunday’s allegations of sexual assault and financial impropriety against Michael Meegan, a British citizen resident in Kenya and involved in the UK-registered charity New World International.   HL69

Lord Rea to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will investigate the fundraising activities in the United Kingdom of Michael Meegan and his charity ICROSS in light of the allegations of sexual and financial impropriety published in the Irish Mail on Sunday.   HL70

Lord Rea to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the Diplomatic Service responded to the allegations of sexual assault made against Michael Meegan which were communicated to the deputy High Commissioner for Kenya in 1986 by a number of individuals, including the then first secretary of the Irish Embassy in Nairobi.   HL71

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they require Somaliland to fulfil to achieve recognition by them as an independent state.   HL72

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the policy of the European Union on the recognition of Somaliland as an independent state.   HL73

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the African Union about the Union’s policy on the recognition of Somaliland as an independent state; and what was the outcome of those discussions.   HL74

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are sending observers to witness the presidential election in Somaliland in June.   HL75

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will recognise Somaliland as an independent sovereign state if the presidential election in June is free and fair.   HL76

Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of cardiac technicians in the National Health Service trained in the use of pacemakers and defibrillators; and what measures are in place to achieve remote monitoring of those devices.   HL77

Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all eligible and appropriate NHS patients have access to technologies approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, and in particular (a) insulin pumps, (b) uterine fibroid embolisation, and (c) implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.   HL78

Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government what research they have commissioned into the social benefits of healthcare technologies, as recommended by the Kennedy study of valuing innovation.   HL79

Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the prompt payment code letter issued by the NHS chief executive on 18 May 2009 applies to the NHS Business Services Authority and to its agent NHS Supply Chain; and, if not, what alternative arrangements are in place.   HL80

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask the National Audit Office to investigate the formation, management and accounts of the Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA); what progress the Financial Services Authority has made in investigating the organisation; how much money they have paid to INCA since its formation; and which department made those payments.   HL81

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask the National Audit Office to investigate the formation, management and accounts of Community Broadband Network (CBN); whether they will ask the Financial Services Authority to investigate the compliance of CBN with the company rules lodged upon its formation; whether they will place accounts of CBN for each year since its formation in the Library of the House; how much money they and Government agencies have paid to CBN in each year since its formation; for what purpose; and which department paid the money in each case.   HL82

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place copies of the rules, reports, annual accounts and lists of committee members of companies registered as mutual societies in the Library of the House when requested by a member of the House.   HL83

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what performance indicators had to be met prior to the first payment to the Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) on 15 March by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; how much was the payment and any subsequent payments; and whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the business plan and cash flow projection submitted to the department prior to its consideration of the funding offer.   HL84

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was paid to staff in the Northern Ireland Office in bonuses and payments extra to salaries in 2008–09 and 2009–10; and what percentage of staff received such payments.   HL85

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government who are the members of the board of Broadband Delivery UK appointed to serve under the interim chief executive; and what are their (a) positions, (b) relevant practical, theoretical and educational backgrounds, (c) remuneration, (d) monthly time commitments, and (e) periods of appointment.   HL86

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce cycling-related deaths, particularly among women.   HL87

Lord Bradshaw to ask the Chairman of Committees what budget has been set for administering the House of Lords allowance scheme in 2010–11; and what was the outturn for it in 2009–10.   HL88

Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what rules cover service personnel collecting for charity in public places while wearing uniform.   HL89

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to phase out the default retirement age.   HL90

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the economically active population are in part-time employment; and whether resources to increase flexible working are intended to achieve more part-time, rather than full-time, employment.   HL91

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to outsource civil service jobs and to move public service jobs offshore.   HL92

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have of the number of under-employed people in the United Kingdom; and how they will reduce that number.   HL93

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many domestic dwellings in England and Wales are empty; whether they plan to bring them back into occupation; if so, how; and by when.   HL94

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to reduce poverty levels, in support of the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion.   HL95

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what entitlements to contributions-based Jobseeker’s Allowance nationals of the A8 countries have if out of work whilst exercising treaty rights in the United Kingdom.   HL96

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what entitlements to contributions-based Jobseeker’s Allowance nationals of the A2 countries have if out of work whilst exercising treaty rights in the United Kingdom.   HL97

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether nationals of the A8 countries will enjoy the same freedoms and rights in the United Kingdom as other European Union nationals after the end of the Worker Registration Scheme on 30 April 2011.   HL98

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether nationals of the A2 countries will enjoy the same freedoms and rights in the United Kingdom as other European Union nationals after the end of the Worker Registration Scheme on 31 December 2011.   HL99

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will take to reduce the 400-day average time spent in the United Kingdom following a failed asylum claim.  
   HL100

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government, once the practice of detaining children for immigration purposes ceases, what allowances they propose before a failed asylum seeker’s family is deported.   HL101

Bills in Progress 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

Academies [HL]

Government

7 June

Local Government [HL]

Government

8 June

Defamation [HL]

Private Member’s

Dog Control [HL]

Private Member’s

Re-Export Controls [HL]

Private Member’s

Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) [HL]

Private Member’s

Building Regulations (Review) [HL]

Private Member’s

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

Marine Navigation Aids [HL]

Private Member’s

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 Communications Act 2003 (Maximum Penalty for Persistent Misuse of Network or Service) Order 2010

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Disclosure of Information by SOCA) Order 2010

Draft Competition Act 1998 (Land Agreements Exclusion Revocation) Order 2010

Draft Pensions Regulator (Contribution Notices) (Sum Specified following Transfer) Regulations 2010

Draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Levies) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Draft Youth Rehabilitation Order (Review by Specified Courts) Order 2010

Draft State Pension Credit Pilot Scheme Regulations 2010

16th Report, Session 2009–10

Draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Housing and Local Government) Order 2010

Draft Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Draft Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 (Directions to OFCOM) Order 2010

16th Report, Session 2009–10

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires

To be considered

16th Report, Session 2009–10

Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment Regulations 2010

15 June

7th Report, Session 2009–10

Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2010

21 June

Legislative Reform Orders in Progress 

Report

To be considered

Affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

Draft Legislative Reform (Licensing) (Interim Authority Notices etc.) Order 2010

8th Report, Session 2009–10

Super-affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee following first-stage scrutiny

Report

60-day scrutiny
period expires

Draft Legislative Reform (Industrial and Provident Societies and Credit Unions) Order 2010

8th Report, Session 2009–10

25 June

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.

Thursday 27 May

Committee of Selection

Domestic Committee

12.15pm

Tuesday 8 June

Audit

Domestic Committee

11.00am

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 26 May 2010   

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Salisbury.

1 Oaths and affirmations The following Lords took and subscribed the oath, or made and subscribed the solemn affirmation, and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct:

David Anthony Llewellyn Lord Owen

Colin David Lord Boyd of Duncansby

Edmund Nigel Ramsey Lord Crisp

William Herbert Lord Laming

Michael John Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick

Robert Douglas Lord Carswell

Alan Michael Lord Sugar

Neil Gordon Lord Kinnock

Matthew Alan Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay

2  Lord McAlpine of West Green The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord McAlpine of West Green in accordance with section 42(1) of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010, and that Lord McAlpine of West Green had therefore ceased to be a member of the House on 21 May 2010.

3 Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Baroness Amos for the remainder of this Parliament.

Public Business

4 Academies Bill [HL] Lord Wallace of Saltaire presented a bill to make provision about Academies. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 1)

5 Academies Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 1–EN)

6 Local Government Bill [HL] Baroness Hanham presented a bill to prevent the implementation of existing proposals made for the purposes of Part 1 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007; to revoke the Exeter and Devon (Structural Changes) Order 2010 and the Norwich and Norfolk (Structural Changes) Order 2010; and to make provisions consequential on that revocation. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 2)

7 Local Government Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 2–EN)

8 Defamation Bill [HL] Lord Lester of Herne Hill presented a bill to amend the law of defamation; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 3)

9 Dog Control Bill [HL] Lord Redesdale presented a bill to make provision about the control of dogs; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 4)

10 Re-Export Controls Bill [HL] Lord Alton of Liverpool presented a bill to make provision for the regulation of the re-export of military equipment and goods further to their original exportation from the United Kingdom. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 5)

11 Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill [HL] Lord Morris of Manchester presented a bill to establish a committee to advise on haemophilia; to make provision in relation to blood donations; to establish a scheme for NHS Compensation Cards for people who have been treated with and infected by contaminated blood or blood products; to make provision for the financial compensation of people treated with and infected by contaminated blood and blood products and their widows, dependants and carers; to establish a review of the support available for people who have been treated with and infected by contaminated blood or blood products; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 6)

12 Building Regulations (Review) Bill [HL] Lord Harrison presented a bill to make provision for a review of the Building Regulations 2000 with regard to the installation of automatic fire suppression systems in new residential premises. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 7)

13 House of Lords Reform Bill [HL] Lord Steel of Aikwood presented a bill to make provision for the appointment of a Commission to make recommendations to the Crown for the creation of life peerages; to restrict membership of the House of Lords by virtue of hereditary peerage; to make provision for permanent leave of absence from the House of Lords; to provide for the expulsion of members of the House of Lords in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 8)

14 Marine Navigation Aids Bill [HL] Lord Berkeley presented a bill to establish a Marine Navigation Aids Commission; to establish an Office of Marine Navigation Aids Regulation; to amend the Merchant Shipping Act 1995; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 9)

15 Committee of Selection The Chairman of Committees moved that in accordance with Standing Order 63 a Committee of Selection be appointed to select and propose to the House the names of the members to form each select committee of the House (except the Committee of Selection itself and any committee otherwise provided for by statute or by order of the House) or any other body not being a select committee referred to it by the Chairman of Committees, and the panel of Deputy Chairmen of Committees; and that the following members together with the Chairman of Committees be appointed to the Committee:

B Anelay of St Johns
L Bassam of Brighton
B D’Souza
B Goudie
L Hylton

L McNally
B Royall of Blaisdon
L Shutt of Greetland
L Strathclyde
L Wakeham.

The motion was agreed to.

16 Government spending Lord De Mauley repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

17 Queen’s Speech The debate on the motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty was resumed and, after further debate, was again adjourned until Thursday 27 May.

The House adjourned at 10.17pm until Thursday 27 May at 11.00am.

Michael Pownall

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) Order 2010, laid under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975.       (1485)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Accounts for 2008–09 of the Marine and Aviation Insurance (War Risks) Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Marine and Aviation Insurance (War Risks) Act 1952.

2 Twenty-Third Report of the Independent Monitoring Commission, laid under the Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission etc.) Act 2003.

3 Minute from the Ministry of Defence concerning the making of a call-out Order to authorise the call-out of Members of the Reserve Forces, laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996.

4 Report of the First Periodical Review of Scottish Parliament Boundaries, laid under the Scotland Act 1998.

5 (1) Amendment List 30 to Air Publication 1269 (8th Edition), Royal Air Force Manual of Medical Management and Administration

(2) Amendment List 32 to Air Publication 1269 (8th Edition), Royal Air Force Manual of Medical Management and Administration

(3) Amendment List 33 to Air Publication 1269 (8th Edition), Royal Air Force Manual of Medical Management and Administration

laid under the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917.