House of Lords Business

Wednesday 20 October 2010 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what specific proposals they have to reduce tax avoidance.

*Lord Cope of Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how long it takes on average for evidence to be transferred between police in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and vice versa through the Letter of Request procedure.

*The Lord Bishop of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they will table at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancún.

†*Baroness Neuberger to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there will be a full investigation into the death of Mr Jimmy Mubenga during deportation; and what safety guidelines are given to staff involved in deportations.

Political Parties, Elections and Referendums (Civil Sanctions) Order 2010 Lord McNally to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 April be approved. First Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Lord Roper to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of seasonal employment (COM(2010)379, Council Document 12208/10) (First Report, Session 2010–11, HL Paper 35).

Lord Roper to move to resolve that this House considers that the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of seasonal employment (COM(2010)379, Council Document 12208/10) does not comply with the principle of subsidiarity, for the reasons set out in the First Report of the European Union Committee, Session 2010–11 (HL Paper 35); and instructs the Clerk of the Parliaments to forward this reasoned opinion to the Presidents of the European institutions.

Future Business 

Thursday 21 October at 11.00am

*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the BBC and the British Council concerning the political situation in Burma, Russia and the North Caucasus; and what was the outcome.

*Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that people get value for money when purchasing a pension annuity.

*Lord Janner of Braunstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many deaths and serious injuries occurred in 2009 owing to pedal cyclists not wearing a helmet.

†*Lord Knight of Weymouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent assessment of housing need in England; and what plans they have to meet that need.

The following six motions are expected to be debated together:

Privileges and Conduct The Chairman of Committees to move that the Report from the Select Committee on the Conduct of Lord Paul (4th Report, HL Paper 37) be agreed to.

If the 4th Report of the Committee for Privileges and Conduct is agreed to, the Chairman of Committees to move to resolve that Lord Paul be suspended from the service of the House for four months.

Privileges and Conduct The Chairman of Committees to move that the Report from the Select Committee on the Conduct of Lord Bhatia (5th Report, HL Paper 38) be agreed to.

If the 5th Report of the Committee for Privileges and Conduct is agreed to, the Chairman of Committees to move to resolve that Lord Bhatia be suspended from the service of the House for eight months.

Privileges and Conduct The Chairman of Committees to move that the Report from the Select Committee on the Conduct of Baroness Uddin (6th Report, HL Paper 39) be agreed to.

If the 6th Report of the Committee for Privileges and Conduct is agreed to, the Chairman of Committees to move to resolve that Baroness Uddin be suspended from the service of the House until the end of the current session of Parliament.

Baroness Valentine to call attention to the economic and cultural impacts of immigration in the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

Baroness Warnock to call attention to the Government’s policy on special educational needs, following the Ofsted special educational needs and disability review published in September; and to move for papers.

Friday 22 October at 10.00am

Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Morris of Manchester]

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

Building Regulations (Review) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Harrison]

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

Monday 25 October at 2.30pm

*Baroness Noakes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the leadership of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

*Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will clarify the responsibilities of charities under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 when placing representatives in war zones.

*Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to Iraq regarding its undertakings to ensure the safety and security of Iranian refugees at Camp Ashraf.

†*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they expect to be the effect of the limitations on shared ownership for first-time buyers as set out in the Financial Services Authority’s Policy Statement A Specialist Source-Book for Building Societies published in March 2010, stating that a maximum of 15 per cent of a Building Society’s whole mortgage book will be available for non-prime owner-occupied mortgages.

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

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (Cm 7944) Lord Avebury to move that the Statement, laid before the House on 1 October, be disapproved.

†Two Statements of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 59 and HC 96) Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House regrets that Her Majesty’s Government have laid before the House Statements of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 59, laid on 28 June; and HC 96, laid on 15 July) in a way that limits direct Parliamentary scrutiny of the level of the immigration cap; and further regrets that the Government’s cap policy in relation to highly skilled migrants will damage the UK economy. 4th and 6th reports from the Merits Committee

Tuesday 26 October at 2.30pm

The Lord Bishop of Birmingham will be introduced.

The question in the name of Lord Foulkes of Cumnock has been withdrawn.

*Lord Haskel to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they assess value for money when allocating public expenditure.

*Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what would be the net cost implications for public expenditure of reducing the number of MPs to 600 and introducing 300 directly elected members into the House of Lords.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote prompt payment of invoices to small businesses by public sector organisations and within the private sector.

Superannuation Bill Second Reading [Lord Wallace of Saltaire]

Wednesday 27 October at 3.00pm

*Lord Butler of Brockwell to ask the Chairman of Committees whether there are any plans to install a docking station for the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme on the Lords controlled part of the Parliamentary Estate.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to reduce the prison population.

*Lord Graham of Edmonton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that mobile home owners are able to sell their properties at the market rate.

Baroness Wilcox to move that this House takes note of the Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance.

Thursday 28 October at 11.00am

*Lord Campbell of Alloway to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether drafts of all their bills should be subject to pre-legislative scrutiny.

*Lord Craig of Radley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that members of the armed forces are not discriminated against in the provision of goods and services in the United Kingdom, particularly while wearing their uniform.

*Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government how far they expect increased income tax and corporation tax revenues to contribute to the reduction of the deficit.

Baroness Perry of Southwark to call attention to the case for providing excellence in education for all pupils and young people; and to move for papers.

Lord Hunt of Wirral to call attention to the Government’s policy on patient-led health care, the focus on clinical outcomes, and the role of health professionals; and to move for papers.

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what importance they attach to the teaching of modern languages in schools and universities. (1½ hours)

Monday 1 November at 2.30pm

*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government which are the "specific complaints" about electoral fraud referred to by the Deputy Leader of the House on 5 October (HL Deb, col 10).

*Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to discourage the payment of excessive bonuses to senior executives in United Kingdom banks.

*Baroness Seccombe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to improve the labelling of British foods in retail stores.

*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of educational allowances paid to Foreign and Commonwealth Office and associated departmental officials in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and whether they intend to amend the cap on those allowances.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Identity Documents Bill Committee [Baroness Neville-Jones]

Tuesday 2 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the role of the state.

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the Chancellor of the Exchequer is co-ordinating fiscal and monetary policy.

*Viscount Goschen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the threat posed to United Kingdom corporate interests by illicit attempts to acquire proprietary technology and other intellectual capital.

Lord Marland to move that this House takes note of the future of energy policy in the light of the climate change challenge.

Wednesday 3 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Renton of Mount Harry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the relationship between the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Rural Payments Agency. [I]

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Partnership (with wife and son), vineyard, Sussex

Category 5: Land and property

Farmland and vineyard in Sussex owned jointly with wife, including residential properties

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will work for a comprehensive agreement covering all refugees arising from the Middle East since 1948.

*Lord Steel of Aikwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage large companies, with regard to contracts and payments, to act considerately towards small and medium-sized enterprises with which they deal.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Identity Documents Bill will continue at 3.45pm in the Moses Room and that it will conclude.

Thursday 4 November at 11.00am

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have received to their proposals for elected Police Commissioners.

*Lord Clinton-Davis to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review the drink-drive limit.

*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the four Palestinian Members of Parliament being deported from East Jerusalem.

Monday 8 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the net cost to the United Kingdom of membership of the European Union.

*Baroness Trumpington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any agency is responsible for the removal of those occupying the pavement in Parliament Square.

*Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many responses they have had to their consultation on The Coalition: our programme for government; and how many of those solely endorsed coalition policies.

*The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what event precipitated the Department of Health decision to exclude all people who have or have had myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome from donating blood from 1 November 2010.

Tuesday 9 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the assurance given by the government of India that special funds for the support Dalits and other scheduled castes were not used to finance the Commonwealth Games.

*Lord Liddle to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will generate the increase in private sector jobs growth in the north of England to offset the employment impact of the government’s planned cuts in public expenditure.

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the contribution of the tourist industry to the United Kingdom’s economy.

Wednesday 10 November at 3.00pm

*Baroness Murphy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to address mental health factors in their public health agenda.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Financial Services Authority’s new affordability rules, what is their assessment of the current housing mortgage market in terms of the availability and price of mortgages.

*Lord Elystan-Morgan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to provide assistance to the economic recovery of Zambia.

Thursday 11 November at 11.00am

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what safeguards exist to prevent too great a concentration of media power in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the definition of "treasure" in the Treasure Act 1996 in the light of the sale at auction of the Roman parade helmet recently found in Cumbria for £2 million.

*Lord Jenkin of Roding to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will table the proposed Legislative Reform Order to change the status of the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate.

Friday 12 November at 10.00am

Lord Astor of Hever to move that this House takes note of the Strategic Security and Defence Review.

Monday 15 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Phillips of Sudbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effects on local justice of the closure of magistrates’ and county courts and of holding such courts in multi-use buildings.

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they will give to educational psychology.

*Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to control rises in health care costs.

*Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the imposition of fixed fee schedules and restricted hospital and consultant networks for the provision of services to private medical insurance subscribers, as now practised by the two principal insurers in this field, is in the public interest.

Tuesday 16 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce the number of deaths of women in custody.

†*Lord Krebs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what scientific evidence they hold which supports their proposals for control of bovine tuberculosis.

†*Lord Knight of Weymouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the cost of organisational changes required to implement the proposals to reform the Department of Health’s non-departmental public bodies; and whether the cost will be allocated to that Department’s budget.

Wednesday 17 November at 3.00pm

*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will implement the National Clinical Strategy for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

*Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they will give to using prebiotics to prevent Clostridium difficile in a clinical setting, with a view to improving patient experience and saving NHS resources.

*Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their current priorities as they take forward their relationship with Tajikistan.

Thursday 18 November at 11.00am

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have reviewed the process of issuing visas for Iraqi nationals and the location where they are issued.

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will implement their commitment to introduce lorry road user charging.

†*Lord Giddens to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of a possible defence pact between the European Union and Russia.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 26 October for debate on 11 November. 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.

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. [I]

Category 1: Directorships

Deputy Chairman, HSBC Private Bank (UK) Ltd

Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)

Member, Development Committee, St George's Chapel Windsor

Category 10: Non-financial interests (c)

Trustee, National Portrait Gallery

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

Chair of Trustees, Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

Chair of Trustees, Entente-Cordiale Scholarship Scheme

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee, Gurkha Welfare Trust

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Charity consultant, The Parthenon Trust (a grant-making charity)

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.

Lord Norton of Louth to call attention to the case for making greater use of pre-legislative scrutiny; and to move for papers.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to call attention to the levels of electoral registration; and to move for papers.

Baroness McDonagh to call attention to constituency boundaries for seats in the House of Commons; and to move for papers.

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to call attention to measures to improve the quality and quantity of life of people with cancer; and to move for papers.

Baroness Hooper to call attention to recent developments in the British Overseas Territories; 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 Dykes to call attention to the current position of the print media market and to the supervision of newspapers published in the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

Lord Judd to call attention to the political situation in Chechnya and the North Caucausus, and its implications for global security; and to move for papers.

Baroness Browning to call attention to the procedures used to assess for benefits those on the autistic spectrum, those with learning disabilities and those with mental health conditions; and to move for papers.

Lord Boateng to call attention to the role of agriculture and science in achieving the Millennium Development Goals; and to move for papers.

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to call attention to the implications of bringing together general practitioners and group practices into consortia; and to move for papers.

Select Committee Reports 

The date on which the report was published is in italics

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)

Lord Teverson to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Combating Somali Piracy: the EU’s Naval Operation Atalanta (12th Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 103). 14 April 2010

Lord Carter of Coles to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Adapting to climate change: EU agriculture and forestry (8th Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 91) 30 March 2010.

Baroness Young of Hornsey to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Making it work: the European Social Fund (9th Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 92). 30 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 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.

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

Lord Dykes to call attention to the case for co-ordinated European Union defence policies; and to move for papers.

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Baroness Smith of Basildon to move that this House takes note of the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010. 7th Report from the Merits Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further measures they will take in respect of Iran over human rights, nuclear developments and its role in neighbouring countries. [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

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.

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

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 and its implications for the treatment of diabetes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all children with diabetes are able to benefit from an education at school.

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve corporate governance and accountability with respect to social and environmental issues.

Baroness Hooper to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effects of the recent European Union trade agreement concerning banana imports, and its impact on African, Caribbean and Pacific banana producers.

Baroness Hooper to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to review the work of the UK Border Agency with particular reference to the issuing of visas and passports in Latin America.

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the proposed changes to the National Health Service will not damage front-line and specialised services.

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

The Lord Bishop of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of progress at the climate talks in Cancún.

Baroness Morris of Bolton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the United Nations International Year of Youth; and, if so, how.

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will work with the government of the United States to ensure that Israel complies with United Nations resolutions and international law.

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of progress in the Middle East peace process.

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they propose to encourage people to participate in the Big Society.

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities in relation to the individual countries of Central Asia.

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take measures to increase the display of European Union flags alongside the national flag on official buildings in the United Kingdom.

Baroness Young of Hornsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support and promote the ethical and sustainable fashion and clothing industry.

Baroness Murphy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, No Health without Public Mental Health: the Case for Action.

Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will maintain public confidence and patient safety following the abolition of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the Human Tissue Authority.

Viscount Bridgeman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the disparity between procedures for health professionals from outside the European Union seeking to practise in the United Kingdom and the requirements for those coming from within the European Union.

Lord Norton of Louth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to establishing a Royal Commission on the law governing drug use and possession.

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution the railway heritage sector makes to education, tourism and the regional economy.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 19 October and due for answer by 2 November.

Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Efficiency Review published on 11 October; and whether they propose to act on its key findings and recommendations.   HL2832

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to develop the National Mentoring Scheme.   HL2833

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills will allocate to develop the National Mentoring Scheme in each of the next five years.   HL2834

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultation they undertook prior to their decision to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board.   HL2835

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to help ensure the survival of the red squirrel in Northumberland.   HL2836

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultation they undertook prior to their decision to abolish the Commission for Rural Communities.   HL2837

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what powers are available to local authorities to deal with the problem of commercial developments of new housing which have been left unfinished as a result of developers going into liquidation and which are causing blight or nuisance or are affecting the amenity of local residents.   HL2838

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the written answer by Baroness Hanham on 18 October (WA 119), whether any central government funding is dependent on the existence of a local strategic partnership; whether they will impose any sanctions or other penalties (financial or otherwise) on a local authority if there is no local strategic partnership in their area; and whether they give any advice (statutory or otherwise) to local authorities on the subject of local strategic partnerships.   HL2839

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of the term "grandfathering" in the context of House of Lords Reform.   HL2840

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timetable for pre-legislative scrutiny of the proposed House of Lords Reform Bill.   HL2841

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timetable for the introduction and Parliamentary scrutiny of the proposed House of Lords Reform Bill.   HL2842

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a wholly or mainly elected second chamber on the current conventions of the House of Lords.   HL2843

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have taken to influence the level of bonuses paid to bank directors and traders; and what is their assessment of the effectiveness of this action.   HL2844

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether margin held by central clearing parties in respect of derivative contracts will be placed in omnibus or designated accounts.   HL2845

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the size of debt acknowledged by the government of Iceland as due to the United Kingdom in respect of failed Icelandic banks; and how much interest has accrued on this debt to date.   HL2846

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that a highly concentrated retail banking sector does not pass the cost of the proposed banking levy to customers through lower deposit interest rates or higher charges for borrowing.   HL2847

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in formulating the United Kingdom’s bank levy, they propose to take into account retail deposits held by United Kingdom banks which are not covered by formal deposit insurance schemes.   HL2848

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the maturity of puttable bank deposits and funding instruments will be determined for liquidity purposes by the final redemption date or the first date at which the put can be exercised.   HL2849

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they have issued to primary care trusts (PCTs) regarding the disposal of property assets prior to the abolition of PCTs.   [I]

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Non-executive Chair, Manchester, Salford and Trafford NHS LIFT Company

 HL2850

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government to whom the shareholdings of primary care trusts (PCTs) in Local Improvement Finance Trusts will be transferred following the abolition of PCTs.
   [I]

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Non-executive Chair, Manchester, Salford and Trafford NHS LIFT Company

 HL2851

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any proposals to change the rules regarding gift aid for charitable donations.   [I]

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Non-executive Director, Christie NHS Foundation Trust

 HL2852

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the approval by the government of Israel of the construction of 240 houses in Jerusalem, east of the 1967 Green Line.
   HL2853

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to Jordan and Israel on the continuing decline in the level of water in the Dead Sea.   HL2854

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to deal with anti-social behaviour.   HL2855

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to develop nuclear power in the United Kingdom.   HL2856

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact which the decommissioning of eighty Harriers will have on the United Kingdom’s defence strategy.
   HL2857

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to cut the winter fuel allowance for pensioners.   HL2858

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage entrepreneurial talent among public sector employees.   HL2859

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what indicators the Department for International Development currently uses or plans to develop to measure its impact on reducing the number of children who die before their fifth birthday.   HL2860

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in the trial of suspected pirates arrested by HMS Cumberland in November 2008 and transferred into Kenyan jurisdiction.
   HL2861

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the action recently taken by HMS Montrose against suspected Somalian pirates.   HL2862

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the rules of engagement of Royal Naval ships operating against pirates off the East African coast have been changed since the General Election.
   HL2863

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the forecast cost of the decision to abolish the Security Industry Authority.   HL2864

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government which public and other interested bodies were consulted before the decision to abolish the Security Industry Authority was taken.
   HL2865

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for the security industry to self-regulate after the Security Industry Authority is abolished.   HL2866

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many private security companies are currently licensed by the Security Industry Authority.   HL2867

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what powers they have in relation to a local authority shown to have provided false information about parking signage in order to obtain permission for a Designation Order for civil parking enforcement.   HL2868

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the clarity of Special Direction GT46/41/6 of 21 December 2009 and the level of fines it produced.   HL2869

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that Special Directions do not contradict the provisions of the Traffic Signs and General Directions Act 2002.
   HL2870

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice was given in 2001 by Stephen Sauvain QC about controlled parking zones in Harrogate and Scarborough; and whether they made this advice available to the court in the case of Herron v The Parking Adjudicator.   HL2871

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government how Local Enterprise Partnerships will be able to facilitate business growth and investment in regions around the United Kingdom in the light of the decision to abolish the Regional Development Agencies; and how they propose that these new bodies will be organised and funded.   HL2872

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the capacity of the Citizens Advice Bureaux to take over the functions of Consumer Focus; and whether this assessment will be made available.   HL2873

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had, or intend to have, discussions with the government of Turkey over the desirability of that country permitting gas pipelines to cross their territory carrying energy supplies, some of which may reach the United Kingdom.   HL2874

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government why charitable gifts of property or quoted shares made whilst the donor is alive may be set against income tax, but the value of gifts of artworks may not.
   HL2875

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they envisage for Local Improvement Finance Trusts (LIFT) companies, following the abolition of primary care trusts; and what steps they will take to ensure that the local knowledge, expertise and relationships built up by LIFT companies is harnessed through the new NHS structures.   HL2876

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that their ambitions for plurality and diversity of service providers within the National Health Service are consistent with successor service providers inheriting ownership of the primary care estate they occupy.   HL2877

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what entrepreneurship and enterprise projects they have (a) fully, and (b) partially-funded; and what plans they have to fund such projects in each of the next five years.   HL2878

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the budget of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills was spent on promoting enterprise and entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom in each of the last five years.   HL2879

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to increase or decrease the proportion of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills annual expenditure allocated to promoting and developing enterprise and entrepreneurship.   HL2880

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to develop the Work for Yourself Programme, as set out in the Coalition Agreement; and how much funding the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills plans to allocate to develop the Work for Yourself Programme in each of the next five years.   HL2881

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is meant by the expression "non-ministerial Department", as used by officials in evidence to the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee on 15 September.   HL2882

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether European Union rules prevent United Kingdom insurers from insuring UK-owned and registered vehicles for use in other member states; and whether insurers from other member states are similarly prevented from insuring vehicles for use in the United Kingdom.   HL2883

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 19 October (HL2378), which were the eight countries in Africa that met or exceeded the ten per cent target for public expenditure on agriculture and food security; and how they are seeking to disseminate the lessons learnt from the success of those countries to those countries who failed to do so and are in receipt of direct budgetary support from the United Kingdom.   HL2884

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government in which countries in Africa the Department for International Development has an agricultural programme; and whether they plan to increase the numbers of such country programmes.   HL2885

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the role of agriculture in the Department for International Development’s Southern African Regional Plan; and how the proposal for the South/North Corridor will take account of the needs of those whose livelihoods depend on agriculture.
   HL2886

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of agriculture in post-conflict stabilisation; and what steps they have taken to promote joint working across Government in meeting the needs of post-conflict countries in Africa.   HL2887

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will undertake to retain Circular 1/2006, Planning for Gypsy and Traveller Caravan Sites; or, alternatively, whether they will undertake to consult widely with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller organisations before deciding on any replacement guidance.   HL2888

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the additional energy costs to households in the United Kingdom arising from the European Union target of generating 30 per cent of electricity from renewable sources within ten years.   HL2889

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will re-consider their policy of disregarding nuclear energy as a renewable source.   HL2890

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Hanham on 13 October (WS 31), whether they will return the business rate to local authorities and consider allowing them to tap new sources of local finance, including a local sales tax.
   HL2891

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their forecast of the cost of repairs and improvements to the Royal Palaces; and whether they intend to meet those costs.
   HL2892

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask the Chairman of Committees, in the light of the impending arrival of up to fifty new peers, what additional accommodation will be made in the Chamber of the House of Lords to enable all Members to participate in the work of the House including at Question time. 
   HL2893

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 18 October (WA 120) concerning the salary and allowances paid to the Director General (Political) of the Northern Ireland Office, why they will not make the information available by means of a Written Answer.   HL2894

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 18 October (WA 122) concerning overpayment of public sector pensions since 1978, how the overpayments were discovered; by whom; what action will be taken against those responsible; and when.   HL2895

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in response to the security problems now facing Northern Ireland, they will provide extra resources for the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
   HL2896

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the Director General (Political) of the Northern Ireland Office was appointed; what qualifications were required; by whom the appointment was made; after what process; and when.   HL2897

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is acceptable for one spouse in a marriage to be resident in the United Kingdom for tax purposes while the other is not.   HL2898

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address the increase in violent and armed crime in the Turks and Caicos Islands.   HL2899

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessments they have made of the health and environmental effects of Roundup herbicide in the precise formulations currently used on genetically modified crops.   HL2900

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent research by Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini and Professor Andres Carrasco and their teams relating to damage to health arising from the use of Roundup in genetically modified crop cultivation.   HL2901

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of research indicating reduction in bone formation at tissue and cellular level in younger male sheep farmers, Gulf War veterans, and airline pilots, all of whom have been exposed to organophosphates (OPs); and whether they will issue advice based on such findings to medical practitioners treating patients who have had exposures to OPs as part of their osteoporosis prevention programme.   HL2902

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

5 October (19 October)

HL2216 Baroness Tonge [DfID]

HL2223 Lord Inglewood [CO]

HL2228 Lord Avebury [MoJ]

HL2259 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [DfE]

HL2264 Lord Quirk [DfE]

HL2273 Lord Morris of Manchester [MoD]

HL2293 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [CO]

HL2303 Lord Corbett of Castle Vale [MoJ]

HL2305 Lord Corbett of Castle Vale [MoJ]

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

[CO] 2

[DfE] 2

[DfID] 1

[MoD] 1

[MoJ] 3

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

22 October

Building Regulations (Review) [HL]

Private Member’s

22 October

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

European Union Membership (Economic Implications) [HL]

Private Member’s

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

Private Member’s

Referendum (European Union) [HL]

Private Member’s

Demonstrations in the Vicinity of Parliament (Removal of Authorisation Requirements) [HL]

Private Member’s

Superannuation

Government

26 October

Waiting for Commitment

Defamation [HL]

Private Member’s

Committed to a Select Committee

City of Westminster [HL]

Private

Leeds City Council

Private

Reading Borough Council

Private

Canterbury City Council

Private

Nottingham City Council

Private

Committed to a Grand Committee

Identity Documents

Government

1 November

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

Dog Control [HL]

Private Member’s

Waiting for Report

Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. [HL]

Government

25 October

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

Local Government [HL]

Government

London Local Authorities [HL]

Private

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

7th Report

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

7th Report

Draft Freedom of Information (Time for Compliance with Request) Regulations 2010

Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (No. 2) Regulations 2010

Draft Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Central Africa Interim Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2010

Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Côte d’Ivoire Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2010

Draft Asylum (First List of Safe Countries) (Amendment) Order 2010

Draft Disabled People’s Right to Control (Pilot Scheme) (England) Regulations 2010

Draft Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Draft Offshore Chemicals (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Draft Official Statistics Order 2010

Draft Apportionment of Money in the National Lottery Distribution Fund Order 2010

Draft Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2010

Draft Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Handling (Designated Technical Matters) Order 2010

Draft Justification Decision (Generation of Electricity by the EPR Nuclear Reactor) Regulations 2010

Draft Justification Decision (Generation of Electricity by the AP1000 Nuclear Reactor) Regulations 2010

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

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

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

20 October

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

7th Report

Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

30 October

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

National Policy Statements 

Scrutiny time expires

Considered

Revised Draft Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy (EN–1)

31 January 2011

Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Fossil Fuel Electricity Generating Infrastructure (EN–2)

31 January 2011

Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Renewable Energy Infrastructure (EN–3)

31 January 2011

Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Gas Supply Infrastructure and Gas and Oil Pipelines (EN–4)

31 January 2011

Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Electricity Networks Infrastructure (EN–5)

31 January 2011

Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Nuclear Power Generation, volumes I and II (EN–6)

31 January 2011

Remedial Order 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.

Wednesday 20 October

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

10.30am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 21 October

European Union

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

10.00am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee G Social Policies and Consumer Protection

11.00am

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 26 October

European Union

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

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.00pm

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 27 October

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs

10.30am

Tuesday 2 November

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market

11.00am

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 3 November

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

4.00pm

Thursday 4 November

Audit

Domestic Committee

2.00pm

Wednesday 10 November

Information

Domestic Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 11 November

Liaison

Domestic Committee

2.30pm

Tuesday 16 November

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 19 October 2010 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Blackburn.

Select Committee Reports

1  Merits of Statutory Instruments 
The 8th Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 40)

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

Legislative Scrutiny: Terrorist Asset-Freezing Etc. Bill (Preliminary Report). (3rd Report, HL Paper 41)

Private Business

3  Leeds City Council Bill Lord Bilston moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Select Committee.

4  Reading Borough Council Bill Lord Bilston moved that the bill be now read a second time. The motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Select Committee.

5  Canterbury City Council Bill Lord Bilston moved that the bill be now read a second time. The motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Select Committee.

6  Nottingham City Council Bill Lord Bilston moved that the bill be now read a second time. The motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Select Committee.

7  Leeds City Council Bill 
Reading Borough Council Bill 
Canterbury City Council Bill 
Nottingham City Council Bill 
Lord Lucas moved that it be an instruction to the Select Committee to whom the bills are committed that they should consider the bills in the light of the conclusions of the report of the Select Committee on the Bournemouth Borough Council Bill [HL] and the Manchester City Council Bill [HL] which, while allowing those bills to proceed, expressed "strong reservations about the use of piecemeal private legislation to remedy perceived problems in national legislation" and recommended that "the Government should undertake an urgent review of the law on trading in the streets and selling from door to door with a view to producing national legislation which reflects current conditions." (HL Paper 148, Session 2006–07). The motion was agreed to.

Public Business

8  Sport: cricket A question was asked by Lord Williams of Elvel and answered by Lord Shutt of Greetland.

9  Energy: Renewables Directive A question was asked by Lord Vinson and answered by Lord Marland.

10  Health: osteoporosis A question was asked by Baroness Cumberlege and answered by Earl Howe.

11  Non-departmental public bodies A question was asked by Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean and answered by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

12  Strategic Defence and Security Review Lord Strathclyde repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

13  Education: lifelong learning A question was asked by Baroness Sharp of Guildford and, after debate, answered by Baroness Garden of Frognal.

The House adjourned at 6.25pm until Wednesday 20 October at 3.00pm.

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.

Command Paper

The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty:

Defence-Securing Britain in an Age of Uncertainty: The Strategic Defence and Security Review. 
     (7948)

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Animal Feed (England) Regulations 2010, laid under the Agriculture Act 1970.    (2503)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Geffrye Museum Trust, laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Non-profit-making Companies) Order 2009.

2 6th Quinquennial Report to the Leader of the House of Commons by the Managers of the European Parliament (UK Representatives) Pension Scheme; and the European Parliamentary (UK Representatives) Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Scheme, laid under the European Parliament (Pay and Pensions) Act 1979.