House of Lords Business

Tuesday 23 November 2010 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

†*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will encourage or require the installation of closed circuit television cameras in abattoirs.

Apportionment of Money in the National Lottery Distribution Fund Order 2010 Baroness Garden of Frognal to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 October be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 17 November

Official Statistics Order 2010 Lord Taylor of Holbeach to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 13 October be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 17 November

†Public Bodies Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 5th and 6th Reports 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."

Future Business 

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.

†*Lord Clinton-Davis to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the response to the flooding in Cornwall; and what action is being taken to avert or diminish a future incident of this kind.

†Economic Affairs The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Shipley be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Maclennan of Rogart, resigned.

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill Lord McNally to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clause 1
Schedule 1
Clauses 2 and 3
Schedules 2 to 4
Clause 4
Schedules 5 to 8
Clauses 5 and 6

Schedule 9
Clauses 7 to 9
Schedule 10
Clauses 10 to 15
Schedule 11
Clauses 16 to 19.

Identity Documents Bill Third Reading [Baroness Neville-Jones]

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 (and remaining stages) [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 whether their assessment of the situation in the Western Sahara has altered following the visit of the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Alistair Burt, to Algeria this month; and what progress they hope to make relating to the region during their Presidency of the United Nations Security Council.

†Liaison The Chairman of Committees to move that the Report from the Select Committee on new proposals for committee activity (2nd Report, HL Paper 61) be agreed to.

Lord Young of Graffham to call attention to the report to the Prime Minister Common Sense Common Safety on the operation of health and safety laws and the growth of the compensation culture; and to move for papers.

Viscount Bridgeman to call attention to the role of the police; and to move for papers.

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

*Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of their commitment to elections to the House of Lords, they will review the conventions between the two Houses of Parliament as recommended by the Joint Committee on Conventions (HL Paper 265, Session 2005–06).

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Public Bodies Bill [HL] will continue.

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to preserve United Kingdom academic health partnerships. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill Committee [Lord McNally]

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 current priorities as they take forward their relationship with the individual countries of Central Asia and South Caucasus. (1 hour) [I]

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Management Adviser (corporate), The CCC Group of Companies (but excluding activities in the Middle East) (heavy civil and mechanical construction; upstream oil and gas; mining)

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

Member of Advisory Council, Central Asia and South Caucasus Association, Asia House (promotes appreciation and understanding of Asian countries)

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

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

Superannuation Bill Report [Lord Wallace of Saltaire]

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Public Bodies Bill [HL] will continue.

National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2010 Lord Wallace of Tankerness to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 25 October be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Dinner break business)

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] 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 Alton of Liverpool to call attention to human rights abuses worldwide and to the recommendations of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission on how the Foreign and Commonwealth Office pursues human rights questions; and to move for papers.

Lord 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 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]

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

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

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

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.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill will continue.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] will continue at 3.30pm in the Moses Room.

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.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill will continue.

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.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] will continue at 2.00pm in the Moses Room; and that it will conclude.

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 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.

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to assess the impact on Family Courts of the increased number of litigants in person who will have to represent their own cases if they no longer qualify for legal aid. [I]

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Chairman, Bar Standards Board

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.

Thursday 16 December at 11.00am

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on women of their economic policies.

*Baroness Miller of Hendon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the public disorder that took place at Millbank Tower on 10 November, they will introduce public order legislation prohibiting the wearing of masks or disguises at otherwise lawful demonstrations, marches and protest meetings.

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Indonesia regarding the initiation of a dialogue with the indigenous West Papuan opposition.

Monday 20 December at 2.30pm

†*The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the age of criminal responsibility as recommended in the recent report on youth justice by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children.

†*Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their proposals for tailoring the benefits system to individuals’ needs.

†*Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they propose the role of targets in the National Health Service should be.

†*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government why shares listed on the alternative investment market are excluded from eligibility from Individual Savings Accounts.

Tuesday 21 December at 2.30pm

†*Lord Selsdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the announcements by the Prime Minister to appoint a number of new life peers as "working peers", what is their definition of a "working peer".

†*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that prisoners receive a healthy diet and are treated reasonably.

†*Lord Taverne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to discourage United Kingdom universities from offering Bachelor of Science degrees for courses in alternative medicines, such as aromatherapy, reflexology and Chinese medicine.

Wednesday 22 December at 3.00pm

†*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of government investment in science will be protected from cuts in public expenditure; and what advice they are giving to research institutions that are affected by any cuts.

†*Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government why funding for the British Council to run Language Assistants Programmes for candidates from England and Wales has been suspended.

†*Lord Eden of Winton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote reform of the European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy.

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.

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 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.

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.

Lord McColl of Dulwich to call attention to obesity and its implications for public health in the next decade; and to move for papers.

Select Committee Reports 

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.

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Setting priorities for publicly funded research (3rd Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 104). 1 April 2010

Lord Broers to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Radioactive Waste Management: a further update (2nd Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 95). 25 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.

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.

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 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.

Baroness Rendell of Babergh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase public awareness of female genital mutilation in the United Kingdom and to bring prosecutions under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003.

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce obesity in the United Kingdom.

Viscount Younger of Leckie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to secure the future of sports in maintained schools in the context of Spending Review 2010.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 22 November and due for answer by 6 December.

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes they have made, or propose to make, to the access to work grants.   HL4363

Lord Roper to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the reason for the override of the Scrutiny Reserve Resolution, at the European Council on 29 October, in respect of the initiative of the government of France to amend the status of Saint-Barthélemy with regard to the European Union. 
   HL4364

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (a) families, and (b) unaccompanied children, have been detained for immigration purposes since 5 May 2010; and how many of each were in immigration detention on the latest date for which figures are available.   HL4365

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the obstacles to ending the detention of children; and whether they will offer to transfer any families still in detention to accommodation provided under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.   HL4366

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of "local and historic demand", the new benchmark for site provision for Gypsies and Travellers.   HL4367

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House the minutes of the October 2010 United Kingdom–United States Political Military Talks on the British Indian Ocean Territory.   HL4368

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will carry out the proposal in the Coalition Agreement Our Programme for Government to "implement the Sustainable Communities Act"; and when they will respond to the shortlist of proposals submitted by the Local Government Association for schemes under that Act.   HL4369

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Egypt about the situation of the country’s Coptic minority, and, in particular, the burning of 22 Coptic homes on 15 November.   HL4370

Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultation was undertaken with Brighton and Hove schools and the Local Education Authority before ending the local School Sports Partnership; and what impact they expect the budget cut to have on sports participation and obesity levels.   HL4371

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to outsourcing tasks undertaken by the Defence Equipment and Support organisation.   HL4372

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to offer the Marchwood Sea Mounting Centre for sale; and what will be the impact on future operations of its disposal.   HL4373

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, when renegotiating contracts with the defence industry, they intend to modify specifications as well as asking for lower prices.   HL4374

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether securities and derivative clearing houses are free to reach their own decisions on setting and varying margin requirements; or whether they are required to consult the Financial Services Authority or Bank of England.   HL4375

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to provide additional financial support to Cornwall to cope with the consequences of floods; whether more financial resource will be made available to Cornwall to make necessary flood prevention investment; and whether an inquiry will be established to review the lessons to be learned from the floods.   HL4376

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the process followed by HM Treasury to inform its decision that a separate securities market regulator would not have been financially viable; what assumptions were made about revenue sources; and whether the industry participants were consulted.   HL4377

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce concentration in the auditing profession by encouraging public bodies to ensure that firms outside the Big Four are given every opportunity to tender for public sector contracts.   HL4378

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the processes of the Monetary Policy Committee in view of the extended period during which inflation has exceeded the target set by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.   HL4379

Lord Boston of Faversham to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Home Office has not yet replied to the Question for Written Answer (HL3205) tabled by Lord Boston of Faversham on 26 October.   HL4380

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to consult mortgage lenders on new additional measures to assist first-time buyers beyond the present range of options.   HL4381

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to halt the impact upon long-standing village populations of the lack of affordable housing for families on lower incomes. 
   HL4382

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution they are making to the Ice2sea project in terms of scientific advice and financial resources; and whether such contributions should be increased.   HL4383

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their forecast of the role of the private sector recovery in reducing the monthly trade deficit in goods.   HL4384

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to provide additional financial and advisory assistance to the United Kingdom International Rescue Committee.   HL4385

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they will hold with Entrust board members and executives to achieve higher funding levels and an increase in the number of projects undertaken.   HL4386

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Israel asking for the simplification and coordination of the various agencies responsible for check-points on the boundary between Israel and the West Bank.   HL4387

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the value of a three-month freeze on settlement construction in the West Bank, and in particular its value if such a freeze does not apply to East Jerusalem.   HL4388

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will intervene to help end the strike by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency employees, which has closed schools for Palestinians and left rubbish uncollected.   HL4389

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has happened to the humanitarian supplies for Gaza carried by the Turkish flotilla.   HL4390

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are responding to the Washington speech of 4 November by Prince Turki Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia on the Middle East peace process, and in particular whether they are discussing it with the government of the United States at all appropriate levels.   HL4391

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 18 November (WA 237), what further action they will take to prevent continuing eviction and demolitions of Palestinian dwellings in both East Jerusalem and the West Bank. 
   HL4392

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage businesses to develop their own workforces rather than outsourcing operations.   HL4393

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to implement the cap on non-European Union workers.   HL4394

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to simplify the tax system for small- and medium-sized businesses.   HL4395

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to stop funding for School Sport Partnerships.   HL4396

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many police forces have stopped recruiting officers due to the spending cuts.   HL4397

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to cut income tax for the middle class in the next year.   HL4398

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of NHS internet bandwidth capacity is taken up by NHS staff during their working hours for personal, non-NHS use. 
   HL4399

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to abolish the National Information Governance Board for England and Wales; and, if so, what alternative arrangements are planned for NHS Information Governance.   HL4400

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations the Department for Education has had from the Seashell Trust on the lack of accessible employment opportunities for its college leavers with more complex learning difficulties, notwithstanding the recent publication of a government paper entitled Valuing Employment Now; and how many young people with such learning difficulties who have left college in the last three years are still unemployed.   HL4401

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was their role in the appointment of the Chairman of the Bank of Scotland; and when the appointment took place.   HL4402

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was their role in the appointment of the Chairman of the Bank of Ireland; and when the appointment took place.   HL4403

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they have in the appointment of senior staff in the Bank of Scotland.   HL4404

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they have in the appointment of senior staff in the Bank of Ireland.   HL4405

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the proposed extension of the subsidy to German coal mining until 2018.   HL4406

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the European Commission proposals for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy will affect the level of the United Kingdom’s contribution to the European Union budget.   HL4407

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the participation by the United Kingdom in the planned financial assistance to the Republic of Ireland economy will be paid for by increased taxation or by increased borrowing.   HL4408

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the then Leader of the Opposition was consulted by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer before reaching an agreement on 10 May to join the European Financial Stability Mechanism; and whether the agreement is capable of being abrogated.   HL4409

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to require kosher and halal slaughtered meat to be clearly labelled and presented as such.   HL4410

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 27 October (WA 293), how the Local Enterprise Partnerships will be funded; how they will be held to account for the monies spent; and what standards of governance the local enterprise partnerships will be required to demonstrate to ensure that both government and local people can be assured of their knowledge and probity.   HL4411

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how the universal credit and work programme will affect the number of disabled people living in poverty; and, if they have made such an assessment, what changes they estimate in the number of disabled people they expect to be living in poverty as a result of those measures.   HL4412

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment was made prior to the spending review of how to protect disabled people from being adversely affected by decisions taken in Spending Review 2010.   HL4413

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 17 November (WA 217), what measures they intend to take to monitor the impact of Spending Review 2010 on the number of disabled people living in poverty, given that it is not currently possible to make such an assessment.   HL4414

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that the measures announced in Spending Review 2010 do not have a disproportionate effect on disabled people; and what measures they will take if it appears to be having such an affect.   HL4415

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 8 November (WA 16), whether mitigating the effect of Government policies on disabled people will (a) reduce the number of disabled people living poverty, (b) prevent the number of disabled people living in poverty from increasing, or (c) mean that the number of disabled people living in poverty will increase.   HL4416

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 8 November (WA 15), how a target for reducing the number of disabled people living in poverty would enhance democratic accountability on this issue.   HL4417

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the number and percentage of female members of (a) the House of Commons, and (b) the House of Lords, on 25 November 1985, the date of the first public meeting of the All Party 300 Group to increase the number of women in Parliament; and what are the equivalent figures today.   HL4418

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage all parties to increase the number of women in both Houses of Parliament.   HL4419

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what regard they had to the military covenant, promising commensurate terms and conditions of service to those whose contract with the state may require them to lay down their lives in the service of the nation, in taking the decision to link future increases in war and war widows’ pensions to the Consumer Prices Index rather than the Retail Prices Index.   HL4420

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any in their employ other than those in the armed services are required to lay down their lives in the service of the nation. 
   HL4421

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many retired officers are employed as regimental secretaries of their former regiments; what is the average pay for such appointees; and whether they will continue to make such appointments of retired officers to assist with the long-term aftercare of the families of those killed in action and those injured in recent and current conflicts. 
   HL4422

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 22 November (HL4033–5), by what authority the Metropolitan Police grants permission to individuals to demonstrate on the pavements of Parliament Square; whether it is illegal to demonstrate in that area without police authority; and whether the police have the same authority to authorise persons to demonstrate on Parliament Square Garden.   HL4423

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 22 November (HL4033–5), what organisations each of the six individuals who have been given permission by the Metropolitan Police to demonstrate on the pavements of Parliament Square represent; and whether the permission granted includes the right to erect tents on the pavements.   HL4424

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 22 November (HL4033–5), how many applications the Metropolitan Police have had from individuals seeking permission to demonstrate on the pavements in Parliament Square; what are the criteria for granting such permission; and what are the conditions on which such permission is granted.   HL4425

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ascertain the book value and the written down value at which United Kingdom banks hold the £58·2 billion of outstanding credit card debt shown in the figures published for September by the Bank of England.   HL4426

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the value of funds deposited by the Post Office with Irish banks; and what guarantee individual depositors in the Post Office have from the British government.   HL4427

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

5 October (19 October)

HL2293 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [CO]

11 October (25 October)

HL2475 Lord Myners [HMT]

12 October (26 October)

HL2618 Lord Northbourne [DfE]

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]

HL3149 Lord Harris of Haringey [HO]

26 October (9 November)

HL3156 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL3205 Lord Boston of Faversham [HO]

27 October (10 November)

HL3312 Lord Laird [FCO]

HL3313 Lord Laird [FCO]

1 November (15 November)

HL3481 Lord Moonie [MoD]

HL3482 Lord Moonie [MoD]

2 November (16 November)

HL3500 Lord Moonie [MoD]

HL3528 Lord Touhig [DCMS]

HL3574 Lord Beecham [CLG]

3 November (17 November)

HL3576 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL3588 Lord Greaves [HO]

HL3593 Lord Ouseley [HO]

HL3608 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [CO]

HL3609 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [CO]

HL3610 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [CO]

HL3642 Lord Touhig [CO]

HL3643 Lord Touhig [CO]

HL3644 Lord Touhig [CO]

4 November (18 November)

HL3667 Lord Campbell-Savours [MoD]

HL3676 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DfE]

HL3684 Lord Myners [HO]

8 November (22 November)

HL3719 Lord Berkeley [DfT]

HL3726 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

HL3731 Lord Bassam of Brighton [AGO]

HL3733 Lord Bassam of Brighton [CLG]

HL3735 Lord Bassam of Brighton [MoD]

HL3768 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL3771 Lord Laird [NIO]

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

[AGO] 1

[CLG] 2

[CO] 7

[DCMS] 1

[DfE] 3

[DfT] 1

[FCO] 3

[HMT] 4

[HO] 5

[MoD] 6

[NIO] 2

Bills in Progress 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

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

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

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies

Government

30 November

Waiting for Report

Superannuation

Government

1 December

Waiting for Third Reading

Identity Documents

Government

24 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

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

Private Member’s

London Local Authorities [HL]

Private

Waiting for Royal Assent

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

Government

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 Mutilations (Permitted Procedures) (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

Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes A, B and D) Order 2010

Draft Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2010

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

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

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Official Statistics Order 2010

23 November

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

23 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 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

1 December

Draft Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2010

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

12th Report

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

7th Report

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

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

Report

40-day period expires

Affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

Draft Legislative Reform (Civil Partnership) Order 2010

4th Report

3 December

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

Draft National Policy Statement for Waste Water

17 May 2011

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

Proposal for order under paragraph 3 reported by 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 23 November

European Union

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

in Brussels

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Science and Technology

Sub Committee I Behaviour Change

3.45pm

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

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

4.00pm

Thursday 25 November

Privileges and Conduct

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

9.30am

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 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 22 November 2010 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Lincoln.

1  Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint Stephen Keith Green, Esquire, having been created Baron Green of Hurstpierpoint, of Hurstpierpoint in the County of West Sussex, for life by Letters Patent dated 16 November 2010, was introduced between Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach and Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2  Lord Kerr of Monteviot The Most Hon Michael Andrew Foster Jude Marquess of Lothian PC, QC, having been created Baron Kerr of Monteviot, of Monteviot in Roxburghshire, for life by Letters Patent dated 22 November 2010, was introduced between Lord Fraser of Carmyllie and Lord Lang of Monkton, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Select Committee Report

3  Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

6th Report, on the following bills: 
Public Bodies Bill [HL]-Government Amendments and Response. (HL Paper 62)

Public Business

4  Competition Commission and Office of Fair Trading A question was asked by Baroness Kingsmill and answered by Baroness Wilcox.

5  Transport: bus stops A question was asked by Baroness Greengross and answered by Earl Attlee.

6  Fulbright Scholarship Programme: funding A question was asked by Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe and answered by Lord Henley.

7  Built environment: design quality A question was asked by Lord Howarth of Newport and answered by Baroness Rawlings.

8  European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Central Africa Interim Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2010 Baroness Wilcox moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 11 October be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9  European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Côte d’Ivoire Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2010 Baroness Wilcox moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 11 October be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10  Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2010 Lord Henley moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 October be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11  Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 Lord Henley moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 26 October be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12  Finance (No. 2) Bill Lord Sassoon moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived. Then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed.

13  NATO summit Lord Strathclyde repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

14  Ireland: financial assistance Lord Sassoon repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

The House adjourned at 5.41pm until Tuesday 23 November at 2.30pm.

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:

   1 Environment-Government response to the 5th Report of the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee, Session 2009–10, on Air Quality in the UK.    (7966)

   2 Explanatory Memorandum Revised-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Republic of Indonesia) Order 2010. (15 November)   (-)

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

   Social Fund Maternity Grant Amendment Regulations 2010, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.    (2760)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report for 2008 on the operation of the Treasure Act, laid under the Treasure Act 1996.

2 Code of Practice on the Special resolution regime, laid under the Banking Act 2009.

3 Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, laid under the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009.