House of Lords Business

Tuesday 16 November 2010 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Christopher to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their welfare proposals took account of the International Labour Organisation’s Convention 29 on forced labour.

Business of the House Lord Strathclyde to move that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Monday 22 November and Wednesday 24 November to allow the Finance (No. 2) Bill and the Equitable Life (Payments) Bill to be taken through all their remaining stages on those days.

†Business of the House Lord Strathclyde to move that Standing Order 40 (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with today to allow the adjourned debate on the second reading of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill to be taken after the motion in the name of Lord Strathclyde.

Public Bodies Bill [HL] Lord Taylor of Holbeach to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Public Bodies Bill [HL] has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clause 1
Schedule 1
Clause 2
Schedule 2
Clause 3
Schedule 3
Clause 4
Schedule 4

Clause 5
Schedule 5
Clause 6
Schedule 6
Clauses 7 to 11
Schedule 7
Clauses 12 to 31.

If the second Business of the House motion is agreed to, the business will proceed in the following order. If that motion is not agreed to, then the motion in the name of Lord Strathclyde will be taken last.

Lord Strathclyde to move that this House takes note of the Interim Report from the Leader’s Group on Members leaving the House (HL Paper 48).

†Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill Adjourned debate on the motion that the bill be now read a second time [Lord McNally]

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

Future Business 

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.

†*Lord Liddle to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in light of the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills’ comment that the handling of the proposed abolition of the Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) had been "a little Maoist and chaotic", whether they will now withdraw their proposals to abolish the RDAs. [I]

Category 1: Directorships

Chair, Cumbria Vision (limited company; economic regeneration in Cumbria)

Disabled People’s Right to Control (Pilot Scheme) (England) Regulations 2010 Lord Freud to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 12 October be approved. 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 8 November

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

Identity Documents Bill Report [Baroness Neville-Jones]

Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (No. 2) Regulations 2010 Baroness Neville-Jones to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 11 October be approved. 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following three motions are expected to be debated together:

Justification Decision (Generation of Electricity by the EPR Nuclear Reactor) Regulations 2010 Lord Marland to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 18 October be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 10th Report from the Merits Committee

Justification Decision (Generation of Electricity by the AP1000 Nuclear Reactor) Regulations 2010 Lord Marland to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 18 October be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 10th Report from the Merits Committee

Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Handling (Designated Technical Matters) Order 2010 Lord Marland to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 18 October be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 10th Report from the Merits Committee

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Apportionment of Money in the National Lottery Distribution Fund Order 2010 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Garden of Frognal] 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Official Statistics Order 2010 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2010 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley] 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley]

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.

Lord Greaves to call attention to proposals for reform of the Common Agricultural Policy; and to move for papers.

Lord Maclennan of Rogart to call attention to the role of active citizenship in society; and to move for papers.

Lord Howell of Guildford to move that this House takes note of the work of the Council of Europe.

Monday 22 November at 2.30pm

Stephen Green Esq. and 
†The Rt Hon Michael Ancram will be introduced as Barons.

*Baroness Kingsmill to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that companies are judged by a panel of their peers following the proposed merger of the Competition Commission and the Office of Fair Trading.

*Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what powers exist to ensure that vehicles other than buses do not park in bus stops.

*Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the funding of the Fulbright Scholarship Programme, in the light of the United States’ commitment to maintain their level of funding.

*Lord Howarth of Newport to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote good design quality in the built environment.

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

European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Central Africa Interim Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2010 Baroness Wilcox to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 11 October be approved. 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 8 November

European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Côte d’Ivoire Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2010 Baroness Wilcox to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 11 October be approved. 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 8 November

Finance (No. 2) Bill Second Reading [Lord Sassoon] (Money Bill)

Tuesday 23 November at 2.30pm

*Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have commissioned any research into the benefits of hydrotherapy for people with progressive conditions.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial contribution they will make to the Rugby Football League in respect of the Rugby League World Cup 2013.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the procedures and paperwork required by the Home Office from applicants for immigration or residential status.

Public Bodies Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 5th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Medical Profession (Responsible Officers) Regulations 2010 Earl Howe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 26 July be approved. 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 7th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

Baroness Thornton to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end to insert "but this House regrets that the draft Regulations may imperfectly achieve the policy objective of the introduction of a revalidation scheme in light of the Government’s proposed changes to the NHS administrative structure which will affect the operation of the revalidation scheme in general, and these Regulations in particular."

Wednesday 24 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have made for the future composition of the United Nations Security Council and for the appointment of future Secretaries-General.

*Baroness Knight of Collingtree to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the rules which permit local authorities to remove babies or children from the care of their parents.

*Lord Jay of Ewelme to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to implement fully the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Order 2010 Lord Shutt of Greetland to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 25 October be approved. 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Local Elections (Northern Ireland) Order 2010 Lord Shutt of Greetland to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 25 October be approved. 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Equitable Life (Payments) Bill Second Reading [Lord Sassoon] (Money Bill)

Thursday 25 November at 11.00am

The Lord Bishop of Oxford and  
Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield will be introduced.

*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Verma on 21 July (HL Deb, cols 1056–7), what action they have taken to reduce violence against women.

*Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to maintain and increase the services provided by Sexual Assault Referral Centres.

*Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their approach to banks supported by the United Kingdom taxpayer helping to finance the purchase of companies operating in disputed territories such as Western Sahara; and what advice the Foreign Office has given the banks on this matter.

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

National Assembly for Wales Referendum (Assembly Act Provisions) (Referendum Question, Date of Referendum Etc.) Order 2010 Lord Wallace of Tankerness to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 October be approved. 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

National Assembly for Wales Referendum (Assembly Act Provisions) (Limit on Referendum Expenses Etc.) Order 2010 Lord Wallace of Tankerness to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 October be approved. 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Amendment of Schedule 7 to the Government of Wales Act 2006) Order 2010 Lord Wallace of Tankerness to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 October be approved. 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Monday 29 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Haskel to ask the Chairman of Committees what is the condition of the building structure of the Palace of Westminster.

*Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the United Kingdom’s international aid budget is currently spent through international bodies; and whether they have any plans to change this proportion.

*Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the total projected staffing costs over a 12-month period of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister; and how much of that expenditure is attributable to work on constitutional reform.

*Lord Bach to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of legal aid in the area of social welfare law.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Sassoon]

Tuesday 30 November at 2.30pm

*Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to garner support from other member states for the resolution on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty, to be considered at the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

*Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the growth in the number of unpaid interns, particularly in the London area; and how this relates to the minimum wage.

*The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to ensure that the Wedgwood Museum and its collection will be protected for future generations.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

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. (1 hour) [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

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities in relation to the individual countries of Central Asia and South Caucasus. (1 hour)

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what public procurement lessons they have learnt from the railways. (1 hour)

Wednesday 1 December at 3.00pm

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the increased membership of the House since the general election, and likely further increases, are consistent with their aim of Lords reform.

*Lord Dixon-Smith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to permit a trial of longer and heavier vehicles on roads; and what assessment they have made of the impact of the use of such vehicles on rail freight.

*Lord Stern of Brentford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the appointment procedures for the heads of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill will continue at 3.45pm in the Moses Room.

Thursday 2 December at 11.00am

*Lord Campbell of Alloway to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the grounds on which the European Union Court of Auditors has withheld approval of European Union budgets.

*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of sham marriages.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the implications of the Spending Review 2010 for the funding of public libraries.

Lord Knight of Weymouth to move that this House takes note of the Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) (Temporary Accommodation) Amendment Order 2010 (SI 2010/2509).

Friday 3 December at 10.00am

Re-Export Controls Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Alton of Liverpool]

House of Lords Reform Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Steel of Aikwood]

Monday 6 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Morgan of Drefelin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of their proposed housing benefit changes on the number of homeless children.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the decision of a number of police forces forcibly to retire police officers who have 30 years or more service.

*Baroness Williams of Crosby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the requirements for a child to be eligible for a pupil premium.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have ended completely the detention of children for immigration purposes.

Tuesday 7 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of "bankruptcy", as the term was used by Lord Sassoon on 1 November (HL Deb, col 1552).

*Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the statement by the Northern Ireland Secretary to the House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on 8 September, that he was "open to suggestions" from Sinn Fein on ways to vary the Parliamentary oath of allegiance to enable its MPs to take their seats at Westminster, reflects Government policy.

*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the forthcoming Autism Act 2009 statutory guidance will be effective in delivering the vision set out in the strategy document Implementing fulfilling and rewarding lives.

Wednesday 8 December at 3.00pm

*The Lord Bishop of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how, when taking the Youth Justice Board into the Ministry of Justice, they will ensure that there remains a distinct focus on youth justice separate from the adult system.

*Lord Glentoran to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in light of the proposed cuts in public expenditure, how they will maintain the standard expected from HM Coastguard; and how they will protect the international reputation of the organisation.

*Baroness Hughes of Stretford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the decision to withdraw the grant from the Youth Sport Trust; and what consultations were undertaken before the decision was made.

Thursday 9 December at 11.00am

*Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to shorten the time taken to approve adoptions, particularly adoptions of infants.

*Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage economic growth.

*Lord Tomlinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the British Chamber of Commerce’s eight-point plan for the European single market.

Monday 13 December at 2.30pm

†*Baroness Campbell of Surbiton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that disabled people are involved in the decisions taken by Ministers that affect them.

†*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to alleviate the hardships suffered by people living in Gaza.

†*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to restore and protect Parliament Square, while respecting the freedom to protest.

†*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Parliament is able effectively to hold them to account.

Tuesday 14 December at 2.30pm

†*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government which powers they are seeking to repatriate from the European Union.

†*Lord Davies of Coity to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce restrictions on opening times for retail premises on Remembrance Sunday.

†*Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 28 October (WA 326–7), on what they spent the £1.5 million allocated to the British Indian Ocean Territory fund in 2009–10.

Wednesday 15 December at 3.00pm

†*Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what preparations they are making for the implementation of the Olympic Truce at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

†*Lord Elton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of China in the development of the infrastructure and economy of Burma and of its implications for that country and the region.

†*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to change the National Census due in March 2021.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 30 November for debate on 16 December. 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.

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 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 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.

Baroness McDonagh to call attention to the levels of electoral registration; and to move for papers.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to call attention to constituency boundaries for seats in the House of Commons; 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 Caucasus, 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.

Baroness Greenfield to call attention to the impact of digital technologies on the mind; and to move for papers.

Lord Dixon-Smith to call attention to the role of the energy supply industries in the United Kingdom in meeting the carbon dioxide emissions targets set by the Climate Change Committee for 2050; and to move for papers.

Baroness Walmsley to call attention to the case for early intervention in public services; and to move for papers.

Lord Barnett to call attention to the case for a change in the Barnett formula to a basis of need; and to move for papers.

Lord Trefgarne to call attention to the present arrangements for monitoring and patrolling motorways; and to move for papers.

Viscount Waverley to call attention to the United Kingdom’s Global Export Promotion Programme; and to move for papers.

Select Committee Report 

The date on which the report was published is in italics

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.

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.

Lord Mawson to call attention to the case for a co-ordinated approach towards regeneration, in particular the new metropolitan districts in north west England and east London; and to move for papers.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to call attention to the levels of annual interest charged and other practices by some loan and credit companies; and to move for papers.

Lord Selsdon to call attention to the future role of the Royal Navy; and to move for papers.

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

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.

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

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 British hospices.

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.

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 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.

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.

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current provision of specialist neuromuscular services in England.

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the points-based visa system introduced in November 2008 as it affects non-European Union artists, performers, academics and others intending to work in the United Kingdom.

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in securing funding for the Women’s Community Projects established under the Diverting Women from Custody Programme, when Government funding ends in March 2011.

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage early diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis and to ensure appropriate treatment.

Lord McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will implement proposals for auto-enrolment and specifically the recommendations of the Department for Work and Pensions review Making automatic enrolment work.

Lord McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will implement the recommendations in the Common Sense Common Safety report by Lord Young of Graffham.

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report of the Independent Commission on Youth Crime and Anti-social Behaviour.

Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied with the present arrangements for monitoring and patrolling motorways.

Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Air Passenger Duty banding on the Caribbean and other developing economies.

Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to recognise the contribution made by women put on active service by the Special Operations Executive in the Second World War.

Lord Mitchell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve interfaith dialogue in multicultural Britain.

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the impact of the Spending Review 2010 on the National Probation Service.

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to change the Barnett Formula to a basis of need.

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to offer support to 16–18-year-old students in full-time education.

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what provisions they are making to support Sudan following the forthcoming referendum.

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the recent election in Burma will affect their policy towards the pro-democracy movement and the provision of humanitarian aid.

The Earl of Selborne to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to implement the agreement reached at the meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Nagoya, Japan, in October 2010.

Lord Pannick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to increase the retirement age for all Supreme Court Justices to 75.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 15 November and due for answer by 29 November.

Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the names of all unpaid advisers to Ministers in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.   HL4094

Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the names of all unpaid advisers to Ministers in the Ministry of Defence.   HL4095

Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the names of all unpaid advisers to Ministers in the Department for Education.   HL4096

Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the names of all unpaid advisers to Ministers in the Department of Energy and Climate Change.   HL4097

Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of social housing sector tenants in local authority and registered social landlord lets have been in receipt of full and partial housing benefit in each year since 2005; and what estimate they have made of the number of new tenants in the social housing sector who will be able to afford rents set at 80 per cent of market rent levels on new five-year fixed-term tenancies.   HL4098

Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of repossessions likely to occur over each of the next five years as a result of the reduction of support for mortgage payments introduced on 1 October.   HL4099

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what risks to public safety or public amenity arise from the performance of live music in workplaces that are not adequately covered by existing public safety and nuisance legislation, irrespective of licensing.   HL4100

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the Chancellor formed the opinion that the United Kingdom was on the brink of bankruptcy and what assessment they have made of the closeness and consequences of such a bankruptcy.   HL4101

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether sterling retail bank deposits with the Post Office are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme or HM Treasury guarantee.
   HL4102

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Governor of the Bank of England is consulted by HM Treasury in the course of formulating fiscal strategy; and how the Treasury ensures that fiscal and monetary strategies are co-ordinated.   HL4103

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether at any time this year they were in, or close to, a position where the United Kingdom could not repay its debts.   HL4104

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the United Kingdom’s trade deficit continues to deteriorate.   HL4105

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Wilcox on 21 October (WA 189) and 9 November (WA 50-1) and notwithstanding the review into corporate governance and economic short-termism, whether they intend to implement Sir David Walker’s recommendation for a higher standard of disclosure on bonuses paid to bank executives and traders ahead of the completion of 2010 annual reports and the tabling of resolutions for shareholder approval of remuneration reports.   HL4106

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 11 November (WA 134), what is the total allocation to the enhanced discretionary learner support fund to support 16 to 19-year-olds in full-time education for each of the years covered by the Spending Review 2010.   HL4107

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the teaching of synthetic phonics is now compulsory for all English primary schools including academies.   HL4108

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define synthetic phonics; and how they differ from standard phonics.   HL4109

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the European standards Ofqual must aim to meet when redesigning standards for primary and secondary schools in England.
   HL4110

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the approximate displacement of the new class of Type 26 ships.   HL4111

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the status of the Future Rapid Effect System Utility Variant programme; and what consideration has been given to procuring a vehicle already in service with other armies to meet the requirement.   HL4112

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they forecast that the Hunt/Sandown replacement programme will be in service; and when they plan to issue a tender for the first of class.
   HL4113

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what reports they have received of the discovery of 446 bodies of foetuses and babies under one year of age in Gauteng province, South Africa; and whether they have made representations to the government of South Africa on the matter.
   HL4114

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what reports they have received of treatments for (a) children and (b) adults with disabling conditions, developed as a result of (1) human embryo, (2) embryonic stem cell, and (3) non-embryonic stem cell research since 2001.   HL4115

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what reports they have received of progress in developing cures for diseases as a result of (a) adult stem cell, (b) embryonic stem cell, and (c) human embryo research since July 2001.   HL4116

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in view of the recent inter-party agreement on the voting system, whether they will press for the earliest possible elections to the Palestinian Legislative Council.   HL4117

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will discuss with the government of Israel the need to increase the number of patients from Gaza who are permitted to go to the West Bank and Israel for urgent major medical treatments.   HL4118

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will discuss with the government of Israel the need of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for cement, aggregate, steel and glass; why in mid-September only 1.7 per cent of required imported materials had been approved; and whether they will ask all states who contribute to the budget of the Agency to make similar representations to Israel.   HL4119

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many private investments have been made to the Green Bank since its formation.   HL4120

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the amount invested in the Green Bank since its formation.   HL4121

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average rate of interest paid on private investment in the Green Bank since its formation.   HL4122

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what terms are offered for private investment in the Green Bank.   HL4123

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration has been given for new equity in the Green Bank.   HL4124

Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they forecast the Green Bank will begin lending to small and medium-sized enterprises.   HL4125

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of cuts on legal aid for civil causes.   HL4126

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to raise standards and cut bureaucracy in the education system.   HL4127

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of cuts on the funding of National Parks.   HL4128

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to increase the immigration cap for immigrants coming from outside Europe.   HL4129

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to provide more funding for prostate cancer research.   HL4130

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they can give an estimate of the number of families who will have to move out of their homes due to the housing benefit cuts.
   HL4131

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the financial position of asylum seekers on section 4 support, including improvements to the Azure payment card system.   HL4132

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they can protect the beneficiaries of United Kingdom-supported microfinance projects in South Asia from exploitation by banks and investment companies.   HL4133

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, and if so through what channels, they will invest in skills training and employment for young people in areas of Somalia which are relatively secure.   HL4134

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to imposing minimum standards of passenger accommodation on the railways, so as to allow passengers over 6 feet 3 inches in height to sit straight in standard class seating.   HL4135

Lord Condon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider reviewing the operation of the police communication network contract in the light of recent media reports suggesting that police forces are inhibited, through cost, from making necessary police radio communications.
   [I]

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Non-executive Deputy Chairman & Senior Independent Director, G45 plc (protective security)

Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)

Life Member, Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)

 HL4136

Lord Condon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many serving Metropolitan Police officers have been granted permission to have paid employment or business interests outside their current police roles.   [I]

Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)

Life Member, Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)

 HL4137

Lord Condon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the process for serving police officers to seek permission to have additional paid employment outside their police role; and whether police forces maintain registers of such interests.   [I]

Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)

Life Member, Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)

 HL4138

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will take to reduce the scope for tax avoidance and evasion by United Kingdom business personnel.   HL4139

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering any changes to the contents of the intergovernmental agreement with France on the future governance of the Channel Tunnel.   HL4140

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to meet European Commission representatives to discuss the forthcoming European Commission green paper on future Common Agriculture Policy reforms.   HL4141

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made, as one of the guarantor countries, of the prospects for direct trade relations developing between the Republic of Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.   HL4142

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are giving to the European Commission’s current programme of enhancing the functioning of, and increased commercial activity in, the European single market.   HL4143

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they receive regular representations and communications from The European Azerbaijan Society based in the United Kingdom; and what responses they have given in 2010.   HL4144

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received about the fairness of joint enterprise prosecutions; and what responses they have made.   HL4145

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals have been imprisoned over the past five years having been convicted as guilty under the law of joint enterprise in relation to crimes which they denied committing at the time of trial and subsequently.   HL4146

Lord Boswell of Aynho to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made by national governments and higher education institutions in implementing the Bologna process.   HL4147

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their intention to replace police involvement with Partnership and Communities Together (PACT) in all neighbourhoods by the introduction of the proposed monthly Police Beat Meetings.   HL4148

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many warnings and prosecutions South Wales Police Constabulary have issued in each division for the use of incorrect or inappropriate registration plates fitted to vehicles owned or driven by magistrates or county councillors.   HL4149

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements the South Wales Police Constabulary has with county councillors concerning the timing and location of Partnership and Communities Together (PACT) meetings; and what is the average attendance of residents and police at the last three meetings.   HL4150

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish their response to the review of the Youth Justice Board by Dame Sue Street; whether they will indicate their reasons for abolishing the Board; and, if so, when.   HL4151

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the accumulated deficits or surpluses in the United Kingdom’s trade with the other European Union countries between 2000 and 2009 in (a) manufactured goods, (b) services, and (c) goods and services.   HL4152

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Sassoon on 8 November (HL Deb, col 2) concerning wider benefits of European Union membership, whether they have carried out a cost–benefit analysis of the United Kingdom’s membership; and, if so, whether they will publish it.   HL4153

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect the European Commission to propose that British cod fishing be cut by 50 per cent in 2011; and, if so, whether they will resist the cut.   HL4154

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the speech by European Union Council President, Mr Van Rompuy, on 9 November concerning euro-scepticism and member states’ ability to survive as independent entities.   HL4155

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of a report by the Institute for European Environmental Policy that plans for increased use of European biofuels may accelerate climate change and adversely affect food production.   HL4156

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of proposals by the European Commission concerning motor cycles, including roadside spot checks, insurance and an overhaul of MOT test procedure.   HL4157

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

5 October (19 October)

HL2293 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [CO]

7 October (21 October)

HL2416 Lord Condon [DfE]

11 October (25 October)

HL2475 Lord Myners [HMT]

12 October (26 October)

HL2618 Lord Northbourne [DfE]

13 October (27 October)

HL2642 Baroness Smith of Basildon [HMT]

HL2651 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [HMT]

18 October (1 November)

HL2773 Lord Ashcroft [HMT]

HL2775 Lord Ashcroft [DfT]

HL2776 Lord Ashcroft [DfT]

20 October (3 November)

HL2904 Lord Myners [HMT]

21 October (4 November)

HL2977 Lord Taylor of Warwick [FCO]

25 October (8 November)

HL3071 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL3131 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [MoD]

HL3132 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [DfE]

HL3134 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [HO]

HL3149 Lord Harris of Haringey [HO]

26 October (9 November)

HL3156 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL3205 Lord Boston of Faversham [HO]

HL3237 Lord Touhig [FCO]

27 October (10 November)

HL3282 Lord Barnett [HMT]

HL3296 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL3301 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL3312 Lord Laird [FCO]

HL3313 Lord Laird [FCO]

28 October (11 November)

HL3361 Baroness Jones of Whitchurch [DCMS]

HL3383 Lord Gilbert [MoD]

HL3394 Lord Laird [HMT]

HL3395 Lord Laird [HMT]

1 November (15 November)

HL3431 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [FCO]

HL3445 Lord Rooker [MoJ]

HL3469 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [HMT]

HL3477 Lord Touhig [HMT]

HL3481 Lord Moonie [MoD]

HL3482 Lord Moonie [MoD]

HL3485 Lord Laird [HMT]

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

[CO] 1

[DCMS] 1

[DfE] 3

[DfT] 2

[FCO] 5

[HMT] 15

[HO] 3

[MoD] 4

[MoJ] 1

Bills in Progress 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

Finance (No. 2) (Money Bill-9 November)

Government

22 November

Re-Export Controls [HL]

Private Member’s

3 December

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

3 December

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

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies

Government

16 November

Equitable Life (Payments) (Money Bill-11 November)

Government

24 November

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

Budget Responsibility and National Audit [HL]

Government

29 November

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

Dog Control [HL]

Private Member’s

Building Regulations (Review) [HL]

Private Member’s

Public Bodies [HL]

Government

23 November

Waiting for Report

Identity Documents

Government

17 November

Superannuation

Government

Waiting for Third Reading

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

Private Member’s

17 November

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

Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. [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 Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 (Directions to OFCOM) Order 2010

7th Report

Draft Mutilations (Permitted Procedures) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Draft Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Draft Post Office Network Subsidy Scheme (Amendment) Order 2010

Draft Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) (Amendment) Order 2010

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Republic of Indonesia) Order 2010

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Official Statistics Order 2010

17 November

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

17 November

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

Draft Offshore Chemicals (Amendment) Regulations 2010

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

Draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

17 November

Draft Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2010

17 November

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

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

22 November

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

22 November

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

17 November

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

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

Draft Medical Profession (Responsible Officers) Regulations 2010

7th Report

23 November

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

17 November

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

10th Report

17 November

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

10th Report

17 November

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

10th Report

17 November

Draft National Assembly for Wales Referendum (Assembly Act Provisions) (Referendum Question, Date of Referendum Etc.) Order 2010

25 November

Draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Amendment of Schedule 7 to the Government of Wales Act 2006) Order 2010

25 November

Draft National Assembly for Wales Referendum (Assembly Act Provisions) (Limit on Referendum Expenses Etc.) Order 2010

25 November

Draft Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Order 2010

24 November

Draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) Order 2010

24 November

Draft National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2010

Draft Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2010

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2010

Legislative Reform Orders in Progress 

Negative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

Report

Draft Legislative Reform (Civil Partnership) Order 2010

4th Report

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

60-day scrutiny period expired

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.

Tuesday 16 November

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

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

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

Science and Technology

Sub Committee I Behaviour Change

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 17 November

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

4.00pm

Thursday 18 November

European Union

EU Sub-Committee G Social Policy and Consumer Affairs

9.30am

European Union

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

10.00am

Tuesday 23 November

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 24 November

Constitution

Select Committee

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs

10.30am

Thursday 25 November

Privileges and Conduct

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

9.30am

Tuesday 30 November

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 7 December

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 9 December

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 14 December

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 15 December

Information

Domestic Committee

3.45pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 15 November 2010 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Blackburn.

1  Baroness Hollins Sheila Clare Hollins, having been created Baroness Hollins, of Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton and of Grenoside in the County of South Yorkshire, for life by Letters Patent dated 15 November 2010, was introduced between Lord Rix and Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2  Oath Paul Rudd Lord Drayson took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Public Business

3  Justice: magistrates’ and county courts A question was asked by Lord Phillips of Sudbury and answered by Lord McNally.

4  Educational psychology A question was asked by Baroness Massey of Darwen and answered by Lord Hill of Oareford.

5  Healthcare: costs A question was asked by Lord Taylor of Warwick and answered by Earl Howe.

6  Health: private medical insurance A question was asked by Lord Walton of Detchant and answered by Lord Sassoon.

7  Communications The Chairman of Committees moved that Lord Stevenson of Balmacara be appointed a member of the Select Committee. The motion was agreed to.

8  European Union The Chairman of Committees moved that Lord Liddle be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Paul. The motion was agreed to.

9  Statutory Instruments The Chairman of Committees moved that Lord Kennedy of Southwark be appointed a member of the Joint Committee. The motion was agreed to.

10  Freedom of Information (Time for Compliance with Request) Regulations 2010 Lord McNally moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 11 October be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11  Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill Lord Falconer of Thoroton moved that the bill be referred to the Examiners. After debate, the motion was disagreed to (see division list).

12  G20 Lord Strathclyde repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

13  Legal aid and civil costs reform Lord McNally repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

14  Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill Lord Strathclyde, on behalf of Lord McNally, moved that the bill be now read a second time. The debate on the motion was adjourned until Tuesday 16 November.

The House adjourned at 12.37am on Tuesday 16 November until 2.30pm the same day.

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 Papers

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

Legal Services-

   (1) Proposals for Reform of Civil Litigation Funding and Costs in England and Wales: Government consultation document.    (7947)

   (2) Proposals for the Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales: Government consultation document.    (7967)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Appropriate Amount) (Amendment) Order 2010, laid under the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.

2 Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Republic of Indonesia) Order 2010, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

 (1) Fixed Penalty (Amendment) Order 2010   (2720)

   (2) Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Amendment) Order 2010   (2721)

laid under the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, laid under the Energy Act 2004.

Division on 15 November 2010 

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill

Division No. 1

Lord Falconer of Thoroton moved that the bill be referred to the Examiners. The House divided:

Contents 210 *

Not-contents 224

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Adonis, L.

Afshar, B.

Ahmed, L.

Allenby of Megiddo, V.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Archer of Sandwell, L.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Bach, L.

Barnett, L.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Berkeley, L.

Bhattacharyya, L.

Billingham, B.

Bilston, L.

Blackburn, Bp.

Blood, B.

Boothroyd, B.

Borrie, L.

Boyce, L.

Boyd of Duncansby, L.

Bradley, L.

Brennan, L.

Brett, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookeborough, V.

Brookman, L.

Brooks of Tremorfa, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Chester, Bp.

Christopher, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Cobbold, L.

Corbett of Castle Vale, L.

Craig of Radley, L.

Crawley, B.

Davies of Coity, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Dixon, L.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Drake, B.

Drayson, L.

Dubs, L.

Eames, L.

Eatwell, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Evans of Parkside, L.

Evans of Temple Guiting, L.

Evans of Watford, L.

Falconer of Thoroton, L.

Falkender, B.

Falkland, V.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Gavron, L.

Giddens, L.

Gilbert, L.

Golding, B.

Goldsmith, L.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goudie, B.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grabiner, L.

Graham of Edmonton, L.

Grantchester, L.

Grenfell, L.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Grocott, L.

Harries of Pentregarth, L.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haskins, L.

Hattersley, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hunt of Chesterton, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Janner of Braunstone, L.

Jones, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

King of West Bromwich, L.

Kingsmill, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Leitch, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.

McAvoy, L.

McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L.

McDonagh, B.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Mandelson, L.

Martin of Springburn, L.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Mawson, L.

Maxton, L.

Meacher, B.

Mitchell, L.

Moonie, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Drefelin, B.

Morris of Aberavon, L.

Morris of Manchester, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Morrow, L.

Moser, L.

Myners, L.

Nye, B.

O’Loan, B.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Palmer, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Peston, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Plant of Highfield, L.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Quin, B.

Radice, L.

Rea, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rendell of Babergh, B.

Richard, L.

Richardson of Calow, B.

Rogan, L.

Rosser, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

St John of Bletso, L.

Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.

Sandwich, E.

Sawyer, L.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Sheldon, L.

Sherlock, B.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Strabolgi, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Temple-Morris, L.

Thornton, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Touhig, L.

Triesman, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Turnberg, L.

Turner of Camden, B.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Warner, L.

Warnock, B.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Waverley, V.

Wedderburn of Charlton, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wilkins, B.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Wills, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Not-contents

Aberdare, L.

Addington, L.

Alderdice, L.

Allan of Hallam, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Ashcroft, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Avebury, L.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Ballyedmond, L.

Barker, B.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Benjamin, B.

Best, L.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blackwell, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Boswell of Aynho, L.

Bowness, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Brittan of Spennithorne, L.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browning, B.

Burns, L.

Buscombe, B.

Butler of Brockwell, L.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Caithness, E.

Campbell of Alloway, L.

Carlile of Berriew, L.

Carrington, L.

Cathcart, E.

Chidgey, L.

Chorley, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Coe, L.

Colwyn, L.

Condon, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cotter, L.

Courtown, E.

Coussins, B.

Craigavon, V.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Denham, L.

Dholakia, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

D’Souza, B.

Dykes, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Eden of Winton, L.

Elton, L.

Erroll, E.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Faulks, L.

Fearn, L.

Feldman, L.

Fellowes, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Fowler, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Geddes, L.

German, L.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Greaves, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hanham, B.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Henley, L.

Hill of Oareford, L.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Hurd of Westwell, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Inge, L.

Inglewood, L.

Jenkin of Roding, L.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Kakkar, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kimball, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Laming, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leach of Fairford, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Lindsay, E.

Listowel, E.

Liverpool, E.

Lloyd of Berwick, L.

Lucas, L.

Luce, L.

Luke, L.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

Macdonald of River Glaven, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Maples, L.

Mar, C.

Mar and Kellie, E.

Marland, L.

Marlesford, L.

Mayhew of Twysden, L.

Miller of Hendon, B.

Montagu of Beaulieu, L.

Montrose, D.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Murphy, B.

Naseby, L.

Neuberger, B.

Newby, L.

Newton of Braintree, L.

Noakes, B.

Northover, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

Ouseley, L.

Parminter, B.

Patten of Barnes, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Phillips of Sudbury, L.

Plumb, L.

Popat, L.

Powell of Bayswater, L.

Ramsbotham, L.

Rawlings, B.

Razzall, L.

Reay, L.

Rees-Mogg, L.

Rennard, L.

Renton of Mount Harry, L.

Ritchie of Brompton, B.

Roberts of Conwy, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rotherwick, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

Saatchi, L.

St John of Fawsley, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Foscote, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selsdon, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sharples, B.

Shaw of Northstead, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Shipley, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Shutt of Greetland, L. [Teller]

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Clifton, L.

Spicer, L.

Strathclyde, L.

Swinfen, L.

Tanlaw, L.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L.

Taylor of Warwick, L.

Tenby, V.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Walliswood, B.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Tordoff, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trimble, L.

Trumpington, B.

Tugendhat, L.

Turnbull, L.

Tyler, L.

Ullswater, V.

Valentine, B.

Verma, B.

Waddington, L.

Wakeham, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Walpole, L.

Walton of Detchant, L.

Watson of Richmond, L.

Wei, L.

Wilcox, B.

Williamson of Horton, L.

Wright of Richmond, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

* The Tellers for the Contents reported 210 votes; the Clerks recorded 209 names.