House of Lords Business

Tuesday 27 July 2010 at 2.30pm

Lord Beecham and 
Lord Browne of Ladyton will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they will provide for trafficked children.

*Lord Livsey of Talgarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have reached conclusions on the findings of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs-funded Dutch Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI) study of the likely impact on United Kingdom farmers if Common Agricultural Policy direct payments were removed by 2013.

*Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed disability issues with the Royal Association of Disability and Rehabilitation.

†*Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to opt in to the European Investigation Order.

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

Pensions Regulator (Contribution Notices) (Sum Specified following Transfer) Regulations 2010 Lord Freud to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 1 March be approved. 10th Report, Session 2009–10, from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 21 July

Occupational Pension Schemes (Levies) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 Lord Freud to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 2 March be approved. 10th Report, Session 2009–10, from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 21 July

Privileges and Conduct The Chairman of Committees to move that the Report from the Select Committee on Mr Trevor Phillips: Allegation of Contempt (First Report, HL Paper 15) be agreed to.

Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Sassoon]

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

Royal Assent

Future Business 

Wednesday 28 July at 11.00am

Lord Faulks will be introduced.

*The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to use the aid budget for Ministry of Defence purposes in Afghanistan.

*Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the trend in net lending by banks to United Kingdom businesses.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the advice from the Committee on Climate Change to extend the carbon capture and storage competition to include gas demonstration projects.

†*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are seeking to engage China in addressing the deteriorating situation on the Korean peninsula.

†Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Consequential Amendments No. 3) Order 2010 Earl Howe to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 June be approved. First Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 26 July

†Electricity and Gas (Carbon Emissions Reduction) (Amendment) Order 2010 Lord Marland to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 July be approved. 2nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 26 July

†Equality Act 2010 (Consequential Amendments, Saving and Supplementary Provisions) Order 2010 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 July be approved. 2nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 26 July

†Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Disclosure of Information by SOCA) Order 2010 Baroness Neville-Jones to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 18 January be approved. 6th Report, Session 2009–10, from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 26 July

Local Government Bill [HL] Report [Baroness Hanham]

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. (1½ hours) [I]

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

Vice President, Wildlife Link

Tuesday 5 October at 2.30pm

Lord Taylor of Holbeach to move that this House takes note of the role of the charitable sector in strengthening civil society.

Wednesday 6 October at 3.00pm

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Monday 11 October at 2.30pm

†Lord Monks will be introduced.

Monday 18 October at 2.30pm

†Lord Williams of Baglan will be introduced.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 28 July for debate on 7 October. Time limit 2½ hours

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.

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.

Viscount Waverley to call attention to developments in central Asia; and to move for papers.

Lord Desai to call attention to measures to alleviate poverty at home and abroad; and to move for papers.

Lord Fowler to call attention to Her Majesty’s Government’s plans for the BBC; and to move for papers.

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.

The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to call attention to the Strategic Defence and Security Review and the military covenant; and to move for papers.

Lord Norton of Louth to call attention to the case for reducing the size of the House of Lords; and to move for papers.

The Lord Bishop of Chester to call attention to the role of marriage and marriage support in British society 11 years after the report on Funding for Marriage Support by Sir Graham Hart; and to move for papers.

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to call attention to the situation of Dalits worldwide; and to move for papers.

Lord Hylton to call attention to Israel’s compliance with international law; and to move for papers.

Lord Bates to call attention to progress towards a United Nations Olympic Truce Resolution for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; and to move for papers.

Baroness Taylor of Bolton to call attention to the level of co-ordination between Government departments on the use of soft power in the interests of the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

Lord Touhig to call attention to the reorganisation of the National Health Service; and to move for papers.

Lord Hannay of Chiswick to call attention to the case for Britain to have a properly resourced and active diplomacy; and to move for papers.

Lord Janvrin to call attention to the case for encouraging philanthropy; and to move for papers.

Lord Gardiner of Kimble to call attention to the launch of the Prince’s Countryside Fund, and to the case for continuing support for rural communities; and to move for papers.

Lord Patel to call attention to the treatment of cancer patients in England and Wales; and to move for papers.

Lord Moynihan to call attention to the implications of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico; and to move for papers.

Lord Turnberg to call attention to proposed new funding arrangements in the National Health Service; and to move for papers.

Select Committee Reports 

The date on which the report was published is in italics

Lord Fowler to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on Digital switchover of television and radio in the United Kingdom (2nd Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 100). 29 March 2010

Lord Vallance of Tummel to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Economic Affairs Committee on Private Finance Projects and off-balance sheet debt (First Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 63). 17 March 2010 [I]

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Member, Supervisory Board, Siemens AG (engineering and services)

Baroness Jay of Paddington to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Constitution Committee on Referendums in the United Kingdom (12th Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 99). 7 April 2010

Lord Jopling to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Protecting Europe against large-scale cyber-attacks (5th Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 68). 18 March 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.

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

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

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 Hylton to move to resolve that the European Union should use its powers to prevent access to the European Union without a visa by Israeli citizens and to remove duty-free access for Israeli goods if Israeli breaches of international law continue.

Lord Selsdon to call attention to the future role of non-departmental public bodies; and to move for papers.

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to call attention to the language and terminology used in the House of Lords and their impact on public understanding of the work of the House; and to move for papers.

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to call attention to the ceremonial aspects of the House of Lords and their impact on public understanding of the work of the House; and to move for papers.

Lord Crisp to call attention to the new generation of diagnostic and therapeutic agents available for cancer; and to move for papers.

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

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

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the context of House of Lords reform, what is their view on the purpose of the House.

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 of Iran

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.

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.

Lord Jay of Ewelme to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the economic and security implications of the melting of the Arctic ice cap.

Lord Jay of Ewelme to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are they taking to support African countries in their efforts to adapt to climate change.

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they propose for the future of the Uplands. [I]

Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)

Vice President, Open Spaces Society

Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the value of manufacturing to the United Kingdom economy.

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce regulatory burdens on British agriculture.

Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendations of the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Parkinson’s Disease, Please mind the gap: Parkinson’s disease services today.

Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what preparations they are making for declaring the Olympic Truce accompanying the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in their relations with Azerbaijan.

Viscount Bridgeman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of hospices in England.

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what public procurement lessons they have learnt from the railways.

The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the military covenant will be covered by the Strategic Defence and Security Review.

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making with the decennial review of the Civil List and grant-in-aid to the Royal Family.

Baroness Ford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to increase the provision of epilepsy services.

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role of allied health professionals in maintaining the health and social well-being of people with long-term neurological conditions.

Lord Norton of Louth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the number of bills subject to pre-legislative scrutiny.

Viscount Astor to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider changing the voting arrangements for British citizens residing abroad and members of the armed forces serving abroad.

The Lord Bishop of Salisbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they expect to be the effects on local parish churches of the ending of the listed places of worship grant scheme in March 2011.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking with international partners to bring to trial Joseph Kony and other leaders of the Lord’s Resistance Army at the International Criminal Court.

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to introduce the new generation of diagnostic and therapeutic agents available for cancer.

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

Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how their plans for disposing of the Tote take account of the interests of horse and dog racing.

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to meet Millennium Development Goal Five on improving maternal health.

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to strengthen the governance of sport and recreation in the United Kingdom to assist clubs, voluntary organisations and governing bodies.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 26 July and due for answer by 9 August.

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering an emergency grant to the Thailand Burma Border Consortium to prevent rations to Burmese refugees falling below minimum nutritional requirements.   HL1732

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of internally displaced people in Burma who will be affected by cuts in the budget for cross-border food aid due to financial shortfalls of the Thailand Burma Border Consortium.   HL1733

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Bangladesh about alleged harassment, arrest and forced deportation of ethnic Rohingya refugees from Burma.   HL1734

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much aid they will provide for refugees on the Thailand-Burma border in the next year.   HL1735

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much aid they provide for cross-border medical programmes in Burma.   HL1736

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for International Development is funding organisations promoting women’s rights and equality in Burma.   HL1737

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will specify a date to be observed each year as Anti-Slavery Day under the Anti-Slavery Day Act 2010.   HL1738

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to make international aid dependent on a good human rights record in recipient countries.   HL1739

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether in their review of development aid they will examine the record of recipient governments in targeting aid on the most oppressed and the poorest.   HL1740

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that aid provided to the government of India focuses on removing any caste-based breaches of human rights, eliminating the causes of poverty, and targeting slavery and trafficking; and whether they will put in place indicators to measure that.   HL1741

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 30 June (WA 280–1), how the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has responded to comments made in the British Medical Journal (15 June 2010, volume 340, c3191) about linking National Health Service data on child development to use of assisted reproductive technology; and what estimate the Authority has made of the number of children likely to be affected in the United Kingdom.   HL1742

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek to amend Schedule 4 to the Sunday Trading Act 1994 to extend the right of shop workers not to work on Sunday to distribution workers in the retail sector; and whether any potential increase of Sunday trading hours will be undertaken by primary legislation or an amendment to the Sunday Trading Act 1994 by a Legislative Reform Order.   HL1743

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pupils in each of the last five years who took French, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Mandarin, Arabic or Turkish at GCSE went on to take that language at AS level; and how many who took each of those languages at AS level went on to take it at A2.   HL1744

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pupils in each of the last five years who took French, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Mandarin, Arabic or Turkish at GCSE were native speakers of each of those respective languages.   HL1745

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pupils in each of the last five years who took two languages at GCSE went on to take (a) one, and (b) two, languages at AS level.
   HL1746

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pupils in each of the last five years who took two languages at AS level went on to take (a) one, and (b) two, languages at A2.   HL1747

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pupils in each of the last five years who took (a) one, and (b) two, languages at A2 applied to university to study for a degree in modern languages.   HL1748

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total value of redundancy payments for staff in the Department for Transport and its agencies in (a) 2007–08, (b) 2008–09, and (c) 2009–10; how many redundancies there were in each of those years; and how many redundancy payments were (1) between £100,000 and £150,000, (2) between £150,000 and £200,000, (3) between £200,000 and £250,000, (4) between £300,000 and £350,000, (5) between £350,000 and £400,000, (6) between £400,000 and £450,000, (7) between £450,000 and £500,000, and (8) over £500,000.   HL1749

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider regularly reviewing the level of inhaled steroids prescribed to asthma patients to ensure they are not being over-treated.   HL1750

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will continue to encourage general practitioners to conduct regular asthma reviews with patients; and, if so, how such reviews will be measured.   HL1751

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering a national water supply grid involving (a) England, (b) England and Wales, or (c) England, Wales and Scotland.   HL1752

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any Afghan studies departments or units in British universities.   HL1753

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last discussed with the government of Turkey in its capacity as Chairman of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference whether it is urging the other 56 members of the Conference to promote political and press freedoms.   HL1754

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 20 July (WA 190), whether they provide help or advice to United Kingdom companies involved in deep seabed mining.   HL1755

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 19 July (WA 181), when they will next raise the issue of the welfare of Pregeeth Ekanaliyagoda with the government of Sri Lanka.   HL1756

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 22 July (WA 252–3), whether any of the representations mentioned in the answer covered the arrest of the novelist Raghdah Sa’id Hassan; and, if not, whether they will make representations to the government of Syria about her arrest.   HL1757

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the comments of Mr Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, on juvenile justice, pre-trial detention of elected representatives and others, demining of villages and resettlement of refugees in Turkey.   HL1758

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will arrange for British and European Union observers to be present at the trial of Dr Ismail Besikci on 28 July in Istanbul.   HL1759

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to expand the use of Youth Courts in Northern Ireland to England and Wales.   HL1760

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in implementing section 34 of the Offender Management Act 2007 enabling the Secretary of State to extend the range of establishments in which young people serving detention and training orders may be housed.   HL1761

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for meeting the needs of girls in the youth justice system.   HL1762

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the report published on 9 June by Amnesty International stating that 5,000 protestors against the result of the Iranian presidential election in June 2009 have been arrested and held without charge; and whether they have discussed that matter with the government of Iran.   HL1763

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what provisions there are for paying travelling expenses to witnesses and defendants on welfare and other benefits for attending court hearings.   HL1764

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will establish an independent review of their decision to withdraw a proposed loan to Sheffield Forgemasters.
   HL1765

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support the development of a nuclear supply chain industry in the United Kingdom.   HL1766

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the letter from Mr Andrew Cook to the Minister for Business and Enterprise, Mark Prisk, about Sheffield Forgemasters was taken as confirmation that a private sector solution was workable to enable the company to develop a high-tech press for nuclear power plant components.   HL1767

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the prospects of a private sector solution for Sheffield Forgemasters’ ability to fund the development of a high-tech press for nuclear power plant components.   HL1768

Lord Higgins to ask the Chairman of Committees whether he will seek to amend the agreement with BBC Parliament so that it has discretion to broadcast live proceedings in the House of Lords, rather than live proceedings in the House of Commons.   HL1769

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Alternative Vote system proposed in the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill is designed to produce a Condorcet winner, that is, one who would beat every other candidate in an exhaustive series of pairwise contests.   HL1770

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Alternative Vote system proposed in the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill can produce different results depending on how many preferences voters are allowed to express.   HL1771

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Alternative Vote system proposed in the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill is used elsewhere in the world.   HL1772

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what source was used for the definition and operation of the Alternative Vote system proposed in the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill.
   HL1773

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to charge for cattle passports.
   HL1774

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider applying the system of home purchase in Scotland to England and Wales.   HL1775

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 21 July (HL Deb, col 970), which parties have agreed the Compact between the Government and the voluntary and community sector; and whether they will place a copy of the Compact in the Library of the House.   HL1776

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to encourage securitisation and the issuance of covered bonds to address increases in the value of maturing commercial mortgage-backed bonds.   HL1777

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed the effect on London’s standing as a centre for clearing derivatives of not having direct access to euro funding from the European Central Bank.   HL1778

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 20 July (WA 185), whether Bank of England employees seconded to the Financial Services Authority and Financial Services Authority employees seconded to the Bank of England will be employed on the same terms as those with whom they work; and whether that will continue when the Financial Services Authority becomes part of the Bank.   HL1779

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes they are making to the methods of data collection for the Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Refreshment Licensing Statistical Bulletin to ensure that future bulletins comply with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.   HL1780

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many licensed premises did not have authorisation to provide facilities for making music on 31 March 2009.   HL1781

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the arrangements worldwide for applying for entry visas to the United Kingdom on attracting trade, investment and tourism to the United Kingdom; and how the visa arrangements relate to the priorities of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.   HL1782

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of (a) restrictions on access to the United Kingdom, and (b) the ease of applying for entry visas to the United Kingdom, on attracting trade, investment and tourism to the United Kingdom.   HL1783

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s objective of attracting trade to the United Kingdom of commercial sections of British embassies charging United Kingdom private sector organisations for advice.   HL1784

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the commercial sections of British embassies that charge United Kingdom private sector organisations for advice also charge for answering enquiries from foreign organisations about investment and trade opportunities in the United Kingdom; and, if so, what assessment they have made of the effect on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office achieving its priorities.   HL1785

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are informing people living in London areas with high traffic congestion of the consequent risks to their health.   HL1786

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what health advice they are giving to people living in London areas with high traffic congestion.   HL1787

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 19 July (WA 182) about the proposed accession of Turkey to the European Union, whether they have made any assessment of Turkey’s future population at any likely time of accession; and, if so, what was their conclusion.   HL1788

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they would support the admission of Asian countries to the European Union; and, if so, which ones.   HL1789

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they envisage any limits to the expansion of the European Union; and, if so, what they are.   HL1790

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual cost of the Presidency of the European Council; and how it is met.   HL1791

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they propose to allow police forces to concentrate on investigating and preventing crime rather than dealing with other matters.   HL1792

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much paid police time is spent on administering police staff associations based on gender, race, skin colour or religious belief; whether any of those associations receive financial assistance; and, if so, which ones; and how much each receives.   HL1793

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether automated and unsolicited telephone calls about debt relief orders which claim to reduce an individual’s debts by 100 per cent within 12 months are funded or supported by the Government.   HL1794

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any departments operate a policy of discrimination on the grounds of race and gender in appointments to work placements; and, if so, which departments.   HL1795

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will hold a public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the alleged murder of churchgoers at the Mountain Lodge Pentecostal Church in County Armagh by the IRA.   HL1796

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government why no other organisations were considered by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills before it awarded funding to the Independent Networks Co-operative Association on 29 June 2009.   HL1797

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House all correspondence they have had with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission since 11 May.
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Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 20 July (WA 183), whether their stance on the release of Mr Al Megrahi took account of the majority of members of the Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament opposing his release in its report, and that the report, when it "noted that the release of Mr Al Megrahi on compassionate grounds was considered in the normal way and in accordance with good practice", was referring to the medical evidence and not the release itself.   HL1799

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 12 July (WA 100), how many members of the families of employed and self-employed persons there are on the United Kingdom’s list maintained for the purposes of calculating refunds of sickness and maternity costs under Article 94 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 574/72 for each of the European Economic Area member states.   HL1800

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on revising the Late Payments Directive.   HL1801

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of (a) the proportion of United Kingdom institutional investors who publicly disclose their voting records, and (b) trends in that figure over the last ten years.   HL1802

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to set (a) criteria for judging the success of the Financial Reporting Council’s Stewardship Code in encouraging institutional investors publicly to disclose their voting records, and (b) a date to assess the Code’s performance against those criteria, with a view to deciding whether to exercise the reserve powers under section 1277 of the Companies Act 2006 to introduce mandatory voting disclosure for institutional investors.
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Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the operation of regulation 2(3)(b)(vi) of the Occupational Pension Schemes (Investment) Regulations 2005 (SI 2005/3378); and, in particular, what percentage of United Kingdom pensions schemes include details in their statements of investment principles of (a) which specific social, environmental and ethical issues they take into account, and (b) how those issues are taken into account.   HL1804

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of what proportion of United Kingdom occupational pension schemes report regularly to their members on (a) the action they have taken to implement the policies in their statements of investment principles, and (b) the exercise of shareholder rights attaching to their investments.   HL1805

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent assessment they have made of the effect of regulation 2(3)(b)(vi) of the Occupational Pension Schemes (Investment) Regulations 2005 (SI 2005/3378) on the extent to which United Kingdom pension funds take environmental, social and ethical issues into account in the selection, retention and realisation of their investments.   HL1806

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many websites are operated by, or on behalf of, agencies of the Attorney General’s Office; and what is (a) the cost of maintaining those websites, (b) the number of hits each website received, and (c) the number of websites closed by the department, in each of the last three years for which information is available.   HL1807

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many websites are operated by, or on behalf of, agencies of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; and what is (a) the cost of maintaining those websites, (b) the number of hits each website received, and (c) the number of websites closed by the department, in each of the last three years for which information is available.
   HL1808

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many websites are operated by, or on behalf of, agencies of the Cabinet Office; and what is (a) the cost of maintaining those websites, (b) the number of hits each website received, and (c) the number of websites closed by the department, in each of the last three years for which information is available.   HL1809

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many websites are operated by, or on behalf of, agencies of Communities and Local Government; and what is (a) the cost of maintaining those websites, (b) the number of hits each website received, and (c) the number of websites closed by the department, in each of the last three years for which information is available.
   HL1810

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many websites are operated by, or on behalf of, agencies of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; and what is (a) the cost of maintaining those websites, (b) the number of hits each website received, and (c) the number of websites closed by the department, in each of the last three years for which information is available.
   HL1811

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many websites are operated by, or on behalf of, agencies of the Ministry of Defence; and what is (a) the cost of maintaining those websites, (b) the number of hits each website received, and (c) the number of websites closed by the department, in each of the last three years for which information is available.   HL1812

Lord Newby to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many websites are operated by, or on behalf of, agencies of the Department for Education; and what is (a) the cost of maintaining those websites, (b) the number of hits each website received, and (c) the number of websites closed by the department, in each of the last three years for which information is available.   HL1813

Lord Newby to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many websites are operated by, or on behalf of, agencies of the Department of Energy and Climate Change; and what is (a) the cost of maintaining those websites, (b) the number of hits each website received, and (c) the number of websites closed by the department, in each of the last three years for which information is available.   HL1814

Lord Newby to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many websites are operated by, or on behalf of, agencies of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; and what is (a) the cost of maintaining those websites, (b) the number of hits each website received, and (c) the number of websites closed by the department, in each of the last three years for which information is available.
   HL1815

Lord Newby to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many websites are operated by, or on behalf of, agencies of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; and what is (a) the cost of maintaining those websites, (b) the number of hits each website received, and (c) the number of websites closed by the department, in each of the last three years for which information is available.   HL1816

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many websites are operated by, or on behalf of, agencies of the Government Equalities Office; and what is (a) the cost of maintaining those websites, (b) the number of hits each website received, and (c) the number of websites closed by the department, in each of the last three years for which information is available.
   HL1817

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many websites are operated by, or on behalf of, agencies of the Department of Health; and what is (a) the cost of maintaining those websites, (b) the number of hits each website received, and (c) the number of websites closed by the department, in each of the last three years for which information is available.   HL1818

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many websites are operated by, or on behalf of, agencies of the Home Office; and what is (a) the cost of maintaining those websites, (b) the number of hits each website received, and (c) the number of websites closed by the department, in each of the last three years for which information is available.   HL1819

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many websites are operated by, or on behalf of, agencies of the Department for International Development; and what is (a) the cost of maintaining those websites, (b) the number of hits each website received, and (c) the number of websites closed by the department, in each of the last three years for which information is available.
   HL1820

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

16 June (30 June)

HL552 Lord Greaves [HMT]

28 June (12 July)

HL856 Lord Myners [HMT]

1 July (15 July)

HL986 Lord Corbett of Castle Vale [CO]

HL988 Lord Pearson of Rannoch [CO]

5 July (19 July)

HL1003 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL1004 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL1005 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL1017 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

6 July (20 July)

HL1050 Lord Laird [CO]

HL1060 Lord Hylton [HO]

7 July (21 July)

HL1071 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

HL1088 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL1100 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL1114 Lord Jopling [LHOL]

HL1117 Lord Christopher [CO]

8 July (22 July)

HL1130 Lord Lea of Crondall [FCO]

HL1137 Lord Laird [HMT]

HL1141 Lord Laird [DCMS]

HL1149 Lord German [DfT]

9 July (23 July)

HL1211 Lord Marlesford [HMT]

HL1222 Lord Laird [HO]

12 July (26 July)

HL1230 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL1236 Lord Alton of Liverpool [DH]

Number of questions allocated to each department which are unanswered after 10 working days.

[CO] 4

[DCMS] 1

[DfE] 2

[DfT] 1

[DH] 1

[FCO] 1

[HMT] 8

[HO] 3

[LHOL] 1

[NIO] 1

Bills in Progress 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

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

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

Live Music [HL]

Private Member’s

Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. [HL]

Government

27 July

European Union Membership (Economic Implications) [HL]

Private Member’s

Wind Turbines (Minimum Distance from Residential Premises) [HL]

Private Member’s

Leeds City Council

Private

Reading Borough Council

Private

Canterbury City Council

Private

Nottingham City Council

Private

Waiting for Commitment

Defamation [HL]

Private Member’s

Committed to a Select Committee

City of Westminster [HL]

Private

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

Dog Control [HL]

Private Member’s

Waiting for Report

Local Government [HL]

Government

28 July

Waiting for Third Reading

London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) [HL]

Private

Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) [HL]

Private

Sent to the Commons

Academies [HL]

Government

London Local Authorities [HL]

Private

Waiting for Royal Assent

Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) (Money Bill-20 July)

Government

27 July

Finance (Money Bill-21 July)

Government

27 July

Kent County Council (Filming on Highways) [HL]

Private

27 July

Allhallows Staining Church [HL]

Private

27 July

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 Medical Profession (Responsible Officers) Regulations 2010

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

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

27 July

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

27 July

Draft Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Consequential Amendments No. 3) Order 2010

28 July

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

28 July

Draft Equality Act 2010 (Consequential Amendments, Saving and Supplementary Provisions) Order 2010

28 July

Draft Electricity and Gas (Carbon Emissions Reduction) (Amendment) Order 2010

28 July

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

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

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

16th Report, Session 2009–10

Draft Political Parties, Elections and Referendums (Civil Sanctions) Order 2010

Draft Scottish Parliament (Constituencies and Regions) Order 2010

Negative Instrument 

Instrument reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires

To be considered

4th Report

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules

13 September

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

Report

60-day scrutiny period expired

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

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

8th Report, Session 2009–10

25 June

Remedial Orders in Progress under Schedule 2 to the Human Rights Act 1998 

Proposal for order under paragraph 3 referred to the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Draft Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004 (Remedial) Order 2010

Committees 

Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords’ rooms in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheet. Only the next meeting of each Committee is listed below. Further details of these meetings, and of planned further meetings, may be found in the House of Lords Committees Weekly Bulletin.

Tuesday 27 July

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Energy and Transport

3.00pm

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 28 July

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

10.00am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy

10.00am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

12 noon

Tuesday 5 October

Communications

Select Committee

3.00pm

Science and Technology

Sub Committee I Behaviour Change

3.30pm

Wednesday 6 October

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs

10.30am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.30am

Thursday 7 October

European Union

EU Sub-Committee G Social Policies and Consumer Protection

9.30am

Tuesday 12 October

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 19 October

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 20 October

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 21 October

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 26 October

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Thursday 4 November

Audit

Domestic Committee

2.00pm

Wednesday 10 November

Information

Domestic Committee

3.45pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 26 July 2010   

The House met at 2.15pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Blackburn.

1 Baroness Hughes of Stretford The Rt Hon Beverley June Hughes, having been created Baroness Hughes of Stretford, of Ellesmere Port in the County of Cheshire, for life by Letters Patent dated 15 July 2010, was introduced between Lord Laming and Baroness Corston, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2 Lord Blair of Boughton Sir Ian Warwick Blair, Knight, having been created Baron Blair of Boughton, of Boughton in the County of Cheshire, for life by Letters Patent dated 20 July 2010, was introduced between Lord Hurd of Westwell and Baroness Harris of Richmond, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

3 Lord Allan of Hallam Richard Beecroft Allan, Esquire, having been created Baron Allan of Hallam, of Ecclesall in the County of South Yorkshire, for life by Letters Patent dated 22 July 2010, was introduced between Baroness Barker and Lord Tyler, made and subscribed the solemn affirmation and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Private Business

4 Kent County Council (Filming on Highways) Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to.

5 Allhallows Staining Church Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to.

Public Business

6 Agriculture: dairy industry A question was asked by Baroness O’Cathain and answered by Lord De Mauley.

7 Housing: lettings A question was asked by Baroness Gardner of Parkes and answered by Lord Sassoon.

8 Sport: football World Cup 2018 A question was asked by Lord Faulkner of Worcester and answered by Lord Shutt of Greetland.

9 Russia A question was asked by Lord Kilclooney, on behalf of Viscount Waverley, and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

10 Wind Turbines (Minimum Distances from Residential Premises) Bill [HL] Lord Reay presented a bill to make provision for a minimum distance between wind turbines and residential premises according to the size of the wind turbine; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 17)

11 Control of Donations and Regulation of Loans etc. (Extension of the Prescribed Period) (Northern Ireland) Order 2010 Lord Shutt of Greetland moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 June be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12 Communications Act 2003 (Maximum Penalty for Persistent Misuse of Network or Service) Order 2010 Baroness Wilcox moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 25 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.

13 Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill Lord Sassoon moved that the bill be now read a second time. The motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived. Then, Standing Order 47 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed.

14 Finance Bill Lord Sassoon moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived. Then, Standing Order 47 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed.

15 Policing Baroness Neville-Jones repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

16 Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Consequential Amendments No. 3) Order 2010 
Electricity and Gas (Carbon Emissions Reduction) (Amendment) Order 2010 
Equality Act 2010 (Consequential Amendments, Saving and Supplementary Provisions) Order 2010 
Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Disclosure of Information by SOCA) Order 2010

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

The House adjourned at 8.29pm until Tuesday 27 July at 2.30pm.

Michael Pownall

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

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

Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Consequential Amendments No. 3) Order 2010 Earl Howe moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Consequential Amendments No. 3) Order 2010. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Electricity and Gas (Carbon Emissions Reduction) (Amendment) Order 2010 Lord Marland moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Electricity and Gas (Carbon Emissions Reduction) (Amendment) Order 2010. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Equality Act 2010 (Consequential Amendments, Saving and Supplementary Provisions) Order 2010 Baroness Verma moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Equality Act 2010 (Consequential Amendments, Saving and Supplementary Provisions) Order 2010. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Disclosure of Information by SOCA) Order 2010 Baroness Neville-Jones moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Disclosure of Information by SOCA) Order 2010. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 5.39pm.

Papers 

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

Papers Withdrawn

The following paper, laid before the House on 30 June, was withdrawn:

Agreement between the United Kingdom and Ireland on Co-operation on Criminal Justice Matters.

Command Papers

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

1 Finance-

(1) Report from HM Treasury: A new approach to financial regulation: judgement, focus and stability. (26 July)   (7874)

(2) Report from HM Treasury on Public Expenditure 2009–10: Provisional Outturn. (26 July)   (7911)

(3) Government response to the 7th Report of the House of Commons Treasury Committee, Session 2009–10, on the Administration and expenditure of the Chancellor’s departments 2008–09. (26 July)   (7917)

(4) Report from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Financing a private sector recovery. (26 July)   (7923)

2 Drugs-Government response to the 7th Report of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, Session 2009–10, on the Cocaine Trade. (26 July)   (7910)

3 Science and Technology-Government response to the 4th Report of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, Session 2009–10, on Evidence Check 2: Homeopathy. (26 July)   (7914)

4 Companies-Government response to the 9th Report of the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, Session 2009–10, on Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers: The Takeover of Cadbury by Kraft. (26 July)   (7915)

5 Criminal Justice-Agreement between the United Kingdom and Ireland on Co-operation on Criminal Justice Matters. (26 July)   (7916)

6 Human Rights-Government response to the 13th Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Session 2009–10, on the Equality and Human Rights Commission. (23 July)   (7918)

7 Taxation-Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. (26 July)   (7924)

8 Police-Policing in the 21st Century: Reconnecting police and the people. (26 July)   (7925)

9 Pay Review Bodies-Report of the Review Body on Senior Salaries on the Review of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund 2010. (26 July)   (7926)

10 Departmental Performance-

(1) Financial and Performance Tables for 2009–10 of the Department for Communities and Local Government. (26 July)   (7930)

(2) Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Pensions Ombudsman and Pension Protection Fund Ombudsman. (26 July)   (-)

(3) Report and Accounts for 2008–09 of the Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation. (26 July)   (-)

(4) Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Partnership for Schools Limited. (26 July)   (-)

11 Transport-Minute from the Department of Transport concerning notification of letters of comfort to BAe systems during the volcanic ash crisis. (26 July)   (-)

Affirmative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution:

Draft Medical Profession (Responsible Officers) Regulations 2010, laid under the Medical Act 1983.

Human Rights Remedial Order

The following document was laid before the House under paragraph 3(1) of Schedule 2 to the Human Rights Act 1998 and referred to the Joint Committee on Human Rights:

Draft Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004 (Remedial) Order 2010.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 School Information (England) (Amendment) (Revocation) Regulations 2010, laid under the Education Act 1996.   (1874)

2 Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Miscellaneous Consequential Amendments) Order 2010, laid under the Health and Social Care Act 2008.   (1881)

3 Medicines for Human Use (Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2010, laid under the Medicines Act 1968.   (1882)

4 (1) Audiovisual Media Services (Codification) Regulations 2010   (1883)

(2) Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children (International Obligations) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Regulations 2010   (1898)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

5 Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, laid under the Social Security Act 1990.   (1893)

6 Draft Royal Parks and Other Open Spaces (Amendment) (No. 2) etc. Regulations 2010, laid under the Parks Regulation (Amendment) Act 1926.   (-)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report of the Law Commission on the High Court’s Jurisdiction in Relation to Criminal Proceedings, laid under the Law Commissions Act 1965.

2 Report for 2009 on the Operation of the Chemical Weapons Act 1996, laid under that Act.

3 (1) Report for 2009–10 of the Electoral Commission

(2) Accounts for 2009–10 of the Electoral Commission

laid under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

4 Report for 2009–10 of the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland, laid under the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006.

5 Report for 2009–10 of the Commission for Local Administration in England, laid under the Local Government Act 1974.

6 Report for 2009–10 of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies, laid under the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004.

7 Accounts for 2009–10 of the Standards Board for England, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Local Government Act 2000.

8 (1) Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Northwest Business Link

(2) Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Children’s Workforce Development Council

(3) Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the School Food Trust

(4) Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Great Britain China Centre

(5) Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy Limited

(6) Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Non-profit-making Companies) Order 2009.

9 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Gambling Commission, laid under the Gambling Act 2005.

10 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Wallace Collection, laid under the Museums and Galleries Act 1992.

11 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Churches Conservation Trust, laid under the Pastoral Measure 1983.

12 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the British Library, laid under the British Library Act 1972.

13 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Independent Police Complaints Commission, laid under the Police Reform Act 2002.

14 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Coal Authority, laid under the Coal Industry Act 1994.

15 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Health and Safety Executive, laid under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

16 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Judicial Appointments Commission, laid under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005.

17 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, laid under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.

18 Report and Accounts for the period October 2009 to March 2010 of the Infrastructure Planning Commission, laid under the Planning Act 2008.

19 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Audit Commission, laid under the Audit Commission Act 1998.

20 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service, laid under the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000.

21 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of Consumer Focus, laid under the Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007.

22 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), laid under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

23 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Renewable Fuels Agency, laid under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations Order 2007.

24 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Covent Garden Market Authority, laid under the Covent Garden Market Act 1961.

25 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee and JNCC Support Co., laid under the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006.

26 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Exchange Equalisation Account, laid under the Exchange Equalisation Account Act 1979.

27 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Duchy of Lancaster, laid under the Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall (Accounts) Act 1838.

28 (1) Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Northern Ireland Law Commission

(2) Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland

laid under the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002.

29 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Northern Ireland Prison Service, laid under the Prison Act (Northern Ireland) 1953.

30 (1) Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Royal Mint, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General

(2) Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Central Office of Information, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General

laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973.

31 Accounts for 2009–10 of NHS (England), together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

32 Accounts for 2009–10 of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Chelsea Hospital Act 1876.

33 Accounts for 2009–10 of the Insolvency Services, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Insolvency Act 1986.

34 Accounts for 2009–10 of the Arts Council of Wales Lottery Distribution Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

35 (1) Accounts for 2009–10 of the Consolidated Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General

(2) Accounts for 2009–10 of the National Loans Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General

(3) Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Debt Management Office and Debt Management Account, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General

laid under the National Loans Act 1968.

36 Accounts for 2009–10 of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000.

37 Accounts for 2009–10 of the Research Councils’ Pension Scheme, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Science and Technology Act 1965.

38 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Hearing Aid Council, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Hearing Aid Council Act 1968.

39 Accounts for 2009–10 of the Pooling of Non-Domestic Rates and Redistribution to Local Authorities in England, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988.

40 Accounts for 2009–10 of the British Transport Police Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003.

41 (1) Accounts for 2009–10 of the Royal Naval Museum, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General

(2) Accounts for 2009–10 of the Royal Marines Museum, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General

(3) Accounts for 2009–10 of the Fleet Air Arm Museum, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General

laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2003.

42 Report for 2009–10 of the Crown Prosecution Service, laid under the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985.

43 Report for 2009–10 of the Serious Fraud Office, laid under the Criminal Justice Act 1987.