House of Lords Business

Wednesday 12 January 2011 at 3.00pm

Baroness Stowell of Beeston and 
Lord Strasburger will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of underwriting fees in the United Kingdom finance and insurance market.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the guidance on the dimensions and weight of mobility scooters suitable for use on public transport, as recommended in the Department for Transport’s 2006 report Carriage of Mobility Scooters on Public Transport Feasibility Study.

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of hand-luggage restrictions operated by airlines on professional musicians and on the United Kingdom’s music economy.

*Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the police about the use of undercover operations in relation to environmental protest groups.

Energy Bill [HL] Lord Marland to move that it be an instruction to the Grand Committee to which the Energy Bill [HL] has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 68
Schedule 1
Clauses 69 to 85
Schedule 2

Clauses 86 to 102
Schedule 3
Clauses 103 to 105.

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

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill Committee (day 8) [Lord McNally] 7th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee and 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to meet Millennium Development Goal Five on improving maternal health and maternal morbidity. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Future Business 

Thursday 13 January at 10.45am

†Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames and 
†Lord Wasserman will be introduced, and 
Julian Fellowes Esq will be introduced as a Baron.

*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce statutory regulation of qualified and competent herbal medicine practitioners by the Health Professions Council at the earliest opportunity.

*Lord Howarth of Newport to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the benefit to the nation of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Purchase Grant Fund.

*Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to ask the Leader of the House what assessment he has made of the importance of behavioural and procedural conventions in the Chamber.

†*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to allow Sue Ryder Care and other charities to recover VAT in the same way as other bodies providing public services.

†Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011 Lord Strathclyde to move that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.

Baroness Hussein-Ece to call attention to the economic and strategic role of Turkey in Europe and the Middle East; and to move for papers. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

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. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

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. (1½ hours)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Nuclear Power Generation, volumes I and II (EN–6) Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Marland]

Monday 17 January at 2.15pm

Rajinder Loomba Esq CBE, 
Tariq Ahmad Esq and 
Howard Flight Esq will be introduced as Barons.

*Lord Phillips of Sudbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to reduce the volume and complexity of new legislation.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure a viable local network of post offices.

*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support tourism throughout the regions of the United Kingdom, particularly in the run-up to the Olympics and other international sporting events.

*Lord Lamont of Lerwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many British embassies they intend to close as a result of the deployment of the European Union external action service.

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

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Energy Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Marland]

Tuesday 18 January at 2.15pm

Robert Edmiston Esq, 
Sir Michael Lord and 
Stewart Wood Esq will be introduced as Barons.

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Chancellor of the Exchequer has excluded potential privatisation proceeds from his deficit reduction plans.

*Lord Selkirk of Douglas to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will come to a decision on the future of the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court. [I]

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

President, Scottish Veterans' Garden City Association

*Lord Rotherwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take regarding the decline of farmland bird populations.

†Public Bodies Bill [HL] Committee (day 7) [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 5th and 6th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Wednesday 19 January at 3.00pm

Sir Reg Empey OBE and 
Monroe Palmer Esq OBE will be introduced as Barons.

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce the rate of inflation.

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review scientific developments in stem cell research, as recommended by the Select Committee on Stem Cell Research (Session 2001–02, HL Paper 83), with a view to ascertaining whether research on human embryos is still necessary.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of cuts in police funding on crime rates.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Energy Bill [HL] will continue at 3.45pm in the Moses Room.

Thursday 20 January at 10.45am

Stanley Fink Esq and  
Benjamin Stoneham Esq will be introduced as Barons and 
Elizabeth Berridge will be introduced as a Baroness.

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel on import restrictions affecting Gaza.

*Lord Low of Dalston to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the recent compromise agreement reached through the conciliation procedure on the proposed European Regulation on bus and coach passenger rights, and what further steps they are taking to meet the United Kingdom’s obligations under Article 9 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they are providing to the government of St Lucia following Hurricane Tomas.

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean to call attention to the constitutional and Parliamentary effect of coalition government; and to move for papers.

Friday 21 January at 10.00am

Marine Navigation Aids Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Berkeley]

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

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Dholakia]

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

Monday 24 January at 2.15pm

Sir Richard Dannatt GCB CBE MC, 
The Rt Hon Dafydd Wigley, and 
Raymond Collins Esq will be introduced as Barons.

*Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria are used to determine whether or not a constitutional change should be submitted to a referendum.

*Lord Lloyd of Berwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to reconsider their decision, announced in the Ministry of Justice green paper Breaking the Cycle: Effective Punishment, Rehabilitation and the Sentencing of Offenders, not to abolish the mandatory life sentence for murder.

*Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998.

*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what part they are playing in the training of the Rapid Action Battalion in Bangladesh.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Energy Bill [HL] will continue at 3.30pm in the Moses Room.

Tuesday 25 January at 2.15pm

Qurban Hussein Esq will be introduced as a Baron, and 
Dame Joan Bakewell DBE, and 
Rachael Heyhoe-Flint OBE will be introduced as Baronesses.

*Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made regarding events involving Iraqi security forces at Camp Ashraf on 25 and 26 December 2010 and 7 January 2011.

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the funding of national museums and galleries.

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the performance of defence procurement.

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

Wednesday 26 January at 3.00pm

Jonathan Kestenbaum Esq will be introduced as a Baron, and 
Eluned Morgan will be introduced as a Baroness.

*Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent the European Arrest Warrant and European Investigation Order conform with the principle of habeas corpus.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in Sudan.

*Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to regulate the ability of second home owners to register as voters in more than one constituency.

†Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] Report [Lord Sassoon]

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Energy Bill [HL] will continue at 3.45pm in the Moses Room.

Thursday 27 January at 10.45am

George Magan Esq, and 
Michael Grade Esq CBE will be introduced as Barons, and 
Anne Jenkin will be introduced as a Baroness.

*The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contingency funding the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has for disease outbreaks.

*Lord St John of Bletso to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to assist the government of Zimbabwe to expedite the processes enabling free and fair elections under the new constitution.

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they provided to the Northern Ireland authorities during their recent difficulties with water supplies.

Monday 31 January at 2.15pm

Oona King, and 
Jennifer Randerson will be introduced as Baronesses, and 
Sir Gulam Noon MBE will be introduced as a Baron.

*Lord Gavron to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the impact on the economy of delays and cancellations at London Heathrow Airport in December 2010.

*Baroness Turner of Camden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to revise employment law; and, if so, what consultations have been undertaken, and with which organisations.

*Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Monetary Policy Committee missing its monthly inflation target repeatedly over the last ten years.

*Baroness Williams of Crosby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they have made for temporary exceptions to the Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Act 2009.

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

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Energy Bill [HL] will continue at 3.30pm in the Moses Room.

Tuesday 1 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce road pricing for lorries in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that airport authorities will be able to deal adequately with snow and ice in the future.

†*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to limit bonuses to be paid to senior Royal Bank of Scotland staff.

†Wednesday 2 February at 3.00pm

†*Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the proportion of multiple sclerosis patients who receive disease-modifying drugs.

†*Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Japan to persuade them to modify their opposition to a whaling ban in their territorial waters.

†*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will next hold talks with Eurozone representatives to discuss the present state of currency markets.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Energy Bill [HL] will continue at 3.45pm in the Moses Room and that it will conclude.

Thursday 3 February at 11.00am

*The Lord Bishop of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the International Crisis Group’s recent Report Congo: No Stability in Kivu despite Rapprochement with Rwanda.

†*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to recognise Palestine as a sovereign state.

†*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the interest charged by loan and credit companies.

Monday 7 February at 2.30pm

*The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the recent low prices for milk in the major supermarkets on the United Kingdom dairy industry and its long-term sustainability.

Tuesday 8 February at 2.30pm

*The Lord Bishop of Chester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the rules for reporting the arrest and questioning of individuals by the police before they are charged with any criminal offence.

†*Lord Smith of Clifton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy regarding the growing gap between the rich and the poor in the United Kingdom.

Thursday 10 February at 11.00am

*The Lord Bishop of Ripon and Leeds to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to meet the aim stated in their equality strategy to tackle the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 25 January for debate on 10 February. 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.

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 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.

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

Lord Crickhowell to call attention to the case for the early introduction of a statutory lane rental scheme for the management of roadworks in London; and to move for papers.

Lord Boswell of Aynho to call attention to the Government’s third response to the all-party Parliamentary inquiry into anti-Semitism; and to move for papers.

Baroness Knight of Collingtree to call attention to the custody arrangements for children of defendants in the British courts; and to move for papers.

Lord Kakkar to call attention to the impact of the European Union on healthcare in the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

Lord Avebury to call attention to the situation in Zimbabwe; and to move for papers.

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to call attention to the progress of the Friends of Yemen Group and the Government’s plans for the Group’s forthcoming conference in Riyadh; and to move for papers.

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to call attention to the interim report of the Hutton Review of Fair Pay in the Public Sector; and to move for papers.

Lord Lee of Trafford to call attention to the military and industrial opportunities arising from greater Anglo-French defence co-operation; and to move for papers.

Lord Addington to call attention to the future of NATO and changing relations within its membership; and to move for papers.

Lord Luce to call attention to the stability of the region of Yemen, the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean; and to move for papers.

Lord McFall of Alcluith to call attention to challenges in the personal banking sector, including in particular the phasing out of cheques; and to move for papers.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to call attention to the security situation on the Korean peninsula and the response of the international community; and to move for papers.

Lord Parekh to call attention to the role of Christianity in British public life; and to move for papers.

Lord Morris of Aberavon to call attention to the progress of the war in Afghanistan; 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 

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 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 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.

The Earl of Clancarty to call attention to public funding of the arts; and to move for papers.

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Lord Best to move to resolve that this House considers that because of the uncertain impact on children, homelessness and local authority resources of the Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/2835) and the Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Amendments Order 2010 (SI 2010/2836), the Government should commission an independent review in their effects, to conclude one year after they have come into force, and annually thereafter, and present the report of each review to both Houses of Parliament.

Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2010 Lord Knight of Weymouth to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 30 November, be annulled. (SI 2010/2835)

Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Amendments Order 2010 Lord Knight of Weymouth to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Order, laid before the House on 30 November, be annulled. (SI 2010/2836)

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Viscount Tenby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy to reduce casualties and promote safety on the roads.

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking regarding tax avoidance by business figures in the United Kingdom.

Lord Boswell of Aynho to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to tackle anti-Semitism and what assessment they have made of the success of the cross-government working group on anti-Semitism.

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote paediatric continence.

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the continued support of user-led organisations that support disabled people and the personalisation agenda.

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they view relations between the United Kingdom and Taiwan, and what plans they have to improve them.

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to implement the proposals in the Public Health White Paper.

Lord Parekh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of economic, political and cultural relations between the United Kingdom and India.

Baroness Andrews to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for promoting social enterprise.

Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the military and industrial opportunities arising from greater Anglo-French defence co-operation.

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the future of NATO and changing relations within its membership.

Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the strategic importance of Turkey in Europe and the Middle East.

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress of democracy in Nigeria, and whether Nigeria is best served by the current form of its political structures.

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the stability of the region of Yemen, the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean.

Lord Rotherwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the range of provisions and facilities for general aviation.

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current situation in Kosovo.

Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to reduce the number of imprisoned mothers with their infants; and what alternative plans they have to address this situation.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the violence against Egypt’s Coptic minority.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the security situation on the Korean peninsula and the response of the international community.

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the political situation in Chechnya and the North Caucasus, and its implications for global security.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 11 January and due for answer by 25 January.

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average cost of further training to qualify a soldier to parachute on operations; and what is the annual cost of maintaining such a qualification. 
   HL5692

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people aged 75 and over were reported to have died during the last 12 months broken down by day of the week where data is available. 
   HL5693

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to make changes to the Criminal Records Bureau checking procedures to encourage greater levels of volunteering.   HL5694

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what safeguards exist to ensure the accuracy and currency of data held by the Criminal Records Bureau; and what redress exists for individuals who consider such information to be incorrect.   HL5695

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the time limit of information held by the Criminal Records Bureau.   HL5696

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been spent by (a) central government departments, (b) local government, and (c) quangos on Criminal Records Bureau checks in the last 12 months for which records are available.   HL5697

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will take to enhance safety on the A1 between the A19 junction and the Scottish border, in light of their figures showing that 44 per cent of reported accidents resulting in injury on this stretch of road were classified as resulting in death or serious injury.   HL5698

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures have been taken to address the interruption of key services, including oil delivery, to people residing in Northumberland during the recent severe cold weather.   HL5699

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to enhance the safety of Northumberland’s residents by preventing interruptions to key services in Northumberland during future periods of severe weather.   HL5700

Baroness Seccombe to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many civil servants were employed by the Cabinet Office in (a) 1997, and (b) 2010.   HL5701

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the full submissions which were submitted to the Department for International Development for all those quoted by their publication "Consultation report for DfID’s Framework for Results for Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health".   HL5702

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many copies of "Consultation report for DfID’s Framework for Results for Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health" were (a) published and (b) distributed; to whom copies were distributed; on what basis those who submitted comments were selected for publication in the report; and what steps they are taking to ensure an even-handed approach in (1) selecting and (2) publishing comments submitted to them in future reports.   HL5703

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much they spent on all aspects of abortion funding overseas in each of the last five years; and what restrictions they placed upon such funding.   HL5704

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much they spent on all aspects of abortion funding in England and Wales in each of the last five years; and what restrictions they placed upon such funding.   HL5705

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House the sources of each quotation used in the "Consultation report for DfID’s Framework for Results for Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health"; and whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of this Consultation report.   HL5706

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government which Ministers have policy responsibility for (a) abortion in England and Wales, (b) abortion overseas, and (c) funding for (1) the International Planned Parenthood Federation, (2) the United Nations Population Fund, and (3) Marie Stopes International.   HL5707

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to amend the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to include the Commissioners for Irish Lights and Trinity House within the provisions of the Act.   HL5708

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in light of the statement two years ago by Trinity House that the tender for the THV Patricia was at the end of its natural life and had to be replaced, what are their reasons for extending its service for another decade.   HL5709

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government why Trinity House has decided to maintain THV Patricia so she is permanently on standby for emergencies rather than using the spot chartering market as necessary.   HL5710

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of the emergency response criteria for general lighthouse authorities; and for what specific type of emergency tasks the general lighthouse authorities tenders are required.   HL5711

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the spot chartering market cannot be used for guarding a wreck site or recovering an off-station buoy.   HL5712

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how Trinity House cut the refitting and refurbishing costs for the THV Patricia from the initial estimate of £3 million to £535,000; and what the original estimate included over and above the proposed new dynamic positioning system, modification of buoy working deck and chain handling system and reconfiguration of the dining rooms.   HL5713

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what forecast they have made of the savings to be made by HM Treasury by restricting child benefit for 16 to 19 year olds to lower rate taxpayers in 2013–14 and 2014–15.   HL5714

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask the Chairman of Committees what plans he has to make available to Members the April 2010 Consultant’s Report into House of Lords Catering and Retail operations.   HL5715

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask the Chairman of Committees what was the total cost of the April 2010 Consultant’s Report into House of Lords Catering and Retail operations.   HL5716

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask the Chairman of Committees what recommendations have been made following the publication and consideration of the April 2010 Consultant’s Report into House of Lords Catering and Retail operations; and whether he will make these available to Members.
   HL5717

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by Earl Howe on 10 January concerning infected blood (HL Deb, cols 1229–32), what are the numbers and average level of additional discretionary payments made by the Eileen Trust and the MacFarlane Trust to applicants infected with HIV; and what is the estimated number of applications and the estimated annual cost under the newly announced scheme for hepatitis C sufferers.   HL5718

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by Earl Howe on 10 January concerning infected blood (HL Deb, cols 1229–32), how many of those infected through NHS blood and blood products they expect to receive counselling under the three-year programme.
   HL5719

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a local authority has the power to stop managing local nature reserves which are provided under section 21 of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.   HL5720

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are monitoring the price of retail products to determine whether prices are being increased by more than necessary to cover the increase in VAT.   HL5721

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposed bank levy is to be linked to bank bonus policies.   HL5722

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether shareowners have sufficient information to make informed decisions when voting on company remuneration reports, including those for banks.   HL5723

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 22 December (WA 347), to whom non-executive directors appointed to Departments of State report; who determines their effectiveness; and by what criteria.   HL5724

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take any action in respect of the widening in the cost of bank lending to small businesses, as reported in the Bank of England’s Credit Conditions Survey for quarter four of 2010.   HL5725

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many United Kingdom banks continue to be funded under the Bank of England’s Special Liquidity Scheme; what is the extent of current utilisation of the Scheme by value; and whether participation is, or could be, dependent on recipient banks avoiding bonus practices judged as unacceptable by the Government or the Bank of England.
   HL5726

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that surplus or underused NHS land and buildings can be used to increase the supply of housing.   HL5727

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to prevent illegal trapping of songbirds within the Sovereign Base Area of Dhekelia, Cyprus.   HL5728

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to deal with any public responses made following publication of details of senior bankers’ bonuses.   HL5729

Lord Krebs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recently launched European Commission £1.8 million campaign to promote the consumption of organic food.   HL5730

Lord Krebs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the statement on the European Commission’s website that organic farming is "Good for nature, Good for you".   HL5731

Lord Krebs to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they hold any scientific evidence that indicates whether organic food is (a) better for nature, and (b) better for consumers.   HL5732

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will increase funding for the treatment of mental health disorders in women.   HL5733

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of research conducted by Save the Children which found that low income families frequently pay more for basic goods due to prepayment systems.   HL5734

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to cut funding to the Ministry of Defence.   HL5735

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure pregnant women have access to flu inoculations.   HL5736

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the advantages anticipated as a result of the new secondary school performance measures announced in the Schools White Paper.
   HL5737

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help low-income families find affordable private-sector rented accommodation.   HL5738

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 11 January, what are the countries whose media behaviour constitutes the "international norm" against which the proposed Hungarian press law is to be judged.   HL5739

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average age of old age pensioners living in the United Kingdom and of those abroad in receipt of state old age pensions in (a) Bangladesh, (b) the Republic of Ireland, (c) Spain, (d) Pakistan, and (e) the United States.   HL5740

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report of the four United States Senators entitled Justice Undone: The Release of the Lockerbie Bomber, published in December 2010; and what consideration they gave to using their reserved powers to prevent Abdel Baset al Megrahi’s departure from the United Kingdom.   HL5741

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the public holidays on New Year’s Day and May Day in the light of their proximity to other bank holidays and consider their replacement with a two-day summer public holiday in July or two additional statutory days of annual leave.   HL5742

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what costs were incurred by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in support of application no. 28326/09 against the United Kingdom by P. F. and E. F. on the Holy Cross dispute which was declared inadmissible at the European Court of Human Rights on 23 November 2010, and in earlier court hearings in the United Kingdom; and what guidance they provide to the Commission to ensure that it is rigorous in its choice of legal cases to support.   HL5743

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the three members of the Palestinian Legislative Council who have been threatened with deportation from East Jerusalem and have been sheltering in the Red Cross since July.   HL5744

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Red Cross concerning the health, treatment and welfare of Ghilad Shalit, a prisoner in Gaza.   HL5745

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what reports they have received from (a) the Red Cross, and (b) Israeli Physicians for Human Rights, concerning the health, treatment and welfare of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons.   HL5746

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the dropping of sound bombs into the playground of Abu Dis boys’ school in December 2010.   HL5747

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the use of tear gas in Bilin on 1 January which caused the death of a Palestinian girl.   HL5748

Lord Knight of Weymouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the letter from Lord Freud deposited in the Library of the House (DEP2010–2327), what was the methodology used to calculate that 750,000 private rented sector homes will still be affordable in London after the housing benefit reforms have been implemented.   HL5749

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the percentage contribution of wind turbines to the United Kingdom’s output of energy power from 1 December 2010 to the latest date available; and at what percentage of their capacity they were operating during that period.
   HL5750

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government, if wind turbines continue to operate at their current rate of capacity, how many will be required to deliver their target of supplying one third of electricity from wind by 2020; and what would be the estimated cost of subsidising the installation of that number of turbines by 2020.   HL5751

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the relevant sections of the Bribery Act 2010 will come into force in April 2011 as envisaged without any qualification.   HL5752

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what resources will be allocated to the enforcement of the Bribery Act 2010; what changes will be made to United Kingdom law enforcement machinery for such purposes; and when such changes will be made.   HL5753

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, consistent with their previous statements, they will publish the guidance envisaged in section 9 of the Bribery Act 2010 in January 2011, so that the Bribery Act can commence in April 2011.   HL5754

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to deal with the multiple health, social and economic difficulties being faced by rough sleepers as a result of homelessness.
   HL5755

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much they are spending on measures designed to reduce the number of people aged under 25 who are not in employment, education and training; and how this compares with expenditure incurred in previous financial years.   HL5756

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the death of Jimmy Mubenga when restrained by officers from G45, whether G45 continues to accompany deportees.   HL5757

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have died so far this winter due to the extreme cold weather; and what steps they are taking to encourage energy companies to assist vulnerable people, especially the elderly and disabled, to meet their liabilities for domestic energy costs.   HL5758

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to introduce changes to allow the costs of treatment, medicines and services to be made available to NHS patients.
   HL5759

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make public the details of emoluments paid to general practitioners for the services they provide for the National Health Service.   HL5760

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many general practitioners are paid emoluments in excess of the Prime Minister’s salary for the NHS services they provide.
   HL5761

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that people with haemophilia unable to work as a result of their condition, particularly those with a terminal illness, will not be required to return questionnaires regarding their entitlement to incapacity benefit.   HL5762

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much they raised in each of the last five years from irrecoverable VAT from charities; how much in particular they raised from Sue Ryder Care; and whether they have any plans to cease the practice.   HL5763

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received reports that the disabled academic Dr Al Singace, arrested in Bahrain following an address to the House of Lords on personal freedoms in Bahrain, has (a) had his wheelchair removed, and (b) been subjected to torture whilst in detention pending trial.   HL5764

Lord Fearn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria are applied by the police when deciding whether to approve leaders and helpers for youth groups.   HL5765

Lord Fearn to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many leaders and helpers have been accepted by the police to work with youth groups in (a) 2008, (b) 2009, and (c) 2010.   HL5766

Lord Fearn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial assistance they provide to local authorities towards the costs of severe weather conditions.   HL5767

Lord Fearn to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many forests are currently being created or extended in England; and where these are situated.   HL5768

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom is required to make any financial contribution in the event of any bailout of the Portuguese economy.   HL5769

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the demolition of the Shepherd Hotel in East Jerusalem; and, if so, what response they received.   HL5770

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Egypt regarding the recent bombing at the Coptic Church of the Saints in Alexandria; and what response they received.   HL5771

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Turkish citizens require visas to enter the United Kingdom; and which member states of the European Union require them to do so.   HL5772

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will extend the consultation period on the Draft Energy National Policy Statement to allow public consideration of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and KEMA report on the costs of building new high voltage transmission lines.   HL5773

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to ensure that the United Kingdom is in the forefront in developing and applying emerging technologies in electricity transmission, especially with regard to sub-sea solutions and proposals for an international supergrid.
   HL5774

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what additional revenue would have been collected for the year 2008–09 if the top rate of income tax had been (a) 50 per cent at a threshold of £150,000 of pre-tax income, (b) 60 per cent at a threshold of £500,000, (c) 70 per cent at a threshold of £1 million, and (d) 80 per cent at a threshold of £2 million.   HL5775

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 22 December (WA 372), what are the relevant factors currently taken into account in determining the rate of mileage allowance under HM Revenue and Customs’ Approved Mileage Allowance Payments; and what changes have been introduced since April 2002 when the current rate was set.
   HL5776

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with, and what representations they have had from, motoring organisations on the rate of mileage allowance under HM Revenue and Customs’ Approved Mileage Allowance Payments scheme.   HL5777

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current level of exemption for capital gains tax on chattels under section 262 of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992; when this was last changed; and what it would be if up-rated from (a) that date, and (b) since capital gains tax was introduced in 1965, to take account of inflation.   HL5778

Lord Condon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the public consultation conducted by the National Policing Improvement Agency, when the Code of Practice on the Management of Police pursuits will be issued to police forces.   [I]

Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)

Life Member, Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)

 HL5779

Lord Condon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many fatal and serious road traffic accidents involved police vehicles in 2009–10; and whether this represents an increase or decrease compared to the previous reporting year.   [I]

Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)

Life Member, Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)

 HL5780

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 10 January (WA 383), whether the United Kingdom representative at the ECOFIN meeting on 9 May 2010 voted for or against the creation of the European Financial Stability Mechanism.   HL5781

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the financial exposure of Lloyds banking group to Irish banks and Irish mortgage-backed loans.   HL5782

Lord Hall of Birkenhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Music and Dance Scheme and its nine Centres for Advanced Training.   HL5783

Lord Hall of Birkenhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review dance education provision.   HL5784

Baroness Nye to ask Her Majesty’s Government what workforce modelling projections have been undertaken to ensure robust midwifery workforce planning is in place.   HL5785

Baroness Nye to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether an analysis has been undertaken to assess the impact of the trend towards part-time working among midwives.   HL5786

Baroness Nye to ask Her Majesty’s Government what work is being undertaken to develop more flexible career frameworks for midwives.   HL5787

Baroness Nye to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made to fulfil the commitment to increase the number of midwives by 3,000 in England.   HL5788

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to support global efforts to eradicate polio.   HL5789

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans the Department for International Development have to make global polio eradication a priority over the next five years.   HL5790

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

15 November (29 November)

HL4096 Lord Bassam of Brighton [DfE]

22 November (6 December)

HL4371 Lord Bassam of Brighton [DfE]

HL4396 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

24 November (8 December)

HL4537 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

25 November (9 December)

HL4617 Lord Bradshaw [DfT]

30 November (14 December)

HL4792 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

1 December (15 December)

HL4848 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

2 December (16 December)

HL4891 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

6 December (20 December)

HL4948 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

7 December (21 December)

HL4985 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DfE]

HL4986 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DfE]

HL4987 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DfE]

HL4988 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DfE]

HL5003 Baroness Sherlock [DfE]

8 December (22 December)

HL5102 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [DfE]

9 December (23 December)

HL5128 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

HL5154 Lord Jones [WO]

13 December (29 December)

HL5169 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL5236 Lord Laird [FCO]

14 December (30 December)

HL5244 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [DfE]

HL5254 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [WO]

HL5267 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

HL5268 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

HL5278 Lord Birt [HO]

15 December (31 December)

HL5301 Lord Beecham [CLG]

HL5315 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL5317 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL5318 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

HL5323 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

HL5324 Baroness Thomas of Winchester [DfE]

HL5337 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

HL5338 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [DfE]

16 December (4 January)

HL5370 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DWP]

HL5383 Lord Beecham [DfE]

HL5386 Lord Taylor of Warwick [HO]

HL5389 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

HL5390 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

HL5408 Lord Ashcroft [MoD]

20 December (7 January)

HL5421 Lord Beecham [CLG]

HL5422 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL5430 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DCMS]

HL5432 The Earl of Listowel [DfE]

HL5433 The Earl of Listowel [DfE]

HL5434 The Earl of Listowel [DfE]

HL5435 The Earl of Listowel [DfE]

HL5441 Lord Lucas [DfE]

HL5451 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [DfE]

HL5453 Lord Warner [AGO]

HL5461 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

HL5462 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

HL5463 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

HL5464 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

HL5465 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

HL5466 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

HL5473 Lord Wills [HO]

HL5474 Lord Wills [HO]

HL5475 Lord Wills [HO]

21 December (10 January)

HL5485 Lord Myners [CO]

HL5489 Lord Laird [HMT]

HL5492 Lord Laird [HO]

HL5498 Lord Quirk [DfE]

HL5499 Lord Quirk [DfE]

HL5505 Lord Morris of Manchester [MoD]

HL5506 Lord Morris of Manchester [DCMS]

HL5518 The Earl of Clancarty [DCMS]

22 December (11 January)

HL5526 Lord Bates [DCMS]

HL5527 Lord Bates [DCMS]

HL5543 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

HL5550 Lord Laird [HO]

HL5551 Lord Laird [HO]

HL5555 Lord Laird [DCMS]

HL5557 Lord Boswell of Aynho [DCMS]

HL5559 Lord Alderdice [HO]

HL5560 Lord Brett [HO]

HL5561 Lord Brett [HO]

HL5562 Lord Brett [HO]

HL5563 Lord Brett [HO]

HL5569 Lord Moonie [CoC]

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

[AGO] 1

[CLG] 2

[CO] 1

[CoC] 1

[DCMS] 7

[DfE] 32

[DfT] 1

[DWP] 1

[FCO] 1

[HMT] 5

[HO] 22

[MoD] 2

[WO] 2

Bills in Progress 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

Marine Navigation Aids [HL]

Private Member’s

21 January

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

21 January

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

Torture (Damages) [HL]

Private Member’s

Devolution (Time)

Private Member’s

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

Energy [HL]

Government

17 January

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

18 January

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies

Government

12 January

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

Waiting for Report

Budget Responsibility and National Audit [HL]

Government

26 January

Waiting for Third Reading

Re-Export Controls [HL]

Private Member’s

12 January

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

Private

Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) [HL]

Private

Sent to the Commons

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

Private Member’s

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

Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2010

Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 3) 2010

Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2011

Draft Offshore Chemicals (Amendment) Regulations 2011

Draft Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

Draft Investment Bank Special Administration Regulations 2011

Draft Investment Bank (Amendment of Definition) Order 2011

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Stabilisation and Association Agreement) (Republic of Serbia) Order 2011

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2011

Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes A, B and D) Order 2011

14th Report

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Youth Rehabilitation Order (Review by Specified Courts) Order 2011

Draft Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires

To be considered

15th Report

Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2010

26 January

Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Amendment Order 2010

26 January

17th Report

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules

16 February

Legislative Reform Orders in Progress 

Report

To be considered

Affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

Draft Legislative Reform (Civil Partnership) Order 2011

4th Report

National and Marine Policy Statements 

Scrutiny time expires

Considered

Draft United Kingdom Marine Policy Statement

28 January 2011

15 December

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

31 January 2011

11 January

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

31 January 2011

11 January

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

31 January 2011

11 January

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

31 January 2011

11 January

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

31 January 2011

11 January

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

31 January 2011

13 January

Draft National Policy Statement for Waste Water

17 May 2011

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

Draft order under paragraph 2 referred to the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Draft Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004 (Remedial) Order 2010 [17 March]

Committees 

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

Wednesday 12 January

HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom

Select Committee

10.00am

Constitution

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

Thursday 13 January

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

Monday 17 January

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Energy and Transport

4.00pm

Tuesday 18 January

European Union

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

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 19 January

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Information

Domestic Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

4.00pm

Tuesday 25 January

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 26 January

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 1 February

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Thursday 10 February

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 11 January 2011 

The House met at 2.15pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

1  Lord True Nicholas Edward True, Esquire, CBE, having been created Baron True, of East Sheen in the County of Surrey, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 23 December 2010, was introduced between Lord Strathclyde and Lord Howard of Rising, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2  Baroness Jolly Judith Anne Jolly, having been created Baroness Jolly, of Congdon’s Shop in the County of Cornwall, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 24 December 2010, was introduced between Lord Tyler and Lord Teverson, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

3  Lord Risby Richard John Grenville Spring, Esquire, having been created Baron Risby, of Haverhill in the County of Suffolk, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 24 December 2010, was introduced between Lord Astor of Hever and Lord Mayhew of Twysden, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Select Committee Reports

4  Merits of Statutory Instruments  
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

17th Report, on the following negative instrument: 
Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules. (HL Paper 80)

5  European Union 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

The EU strategy for economic growth and the UK National Reform Programme. (5th Report, HL Paper 81)

Public Business

6  Energy: electricity A question was asked by Lord Berkeley and answered by Lord Marland.

7  Air Passenger Duty A question was asked by Lord Borrie and answered by Lord Sassoon.

8  European Union: Hungarian presidency A question was asked by Lord Dykes and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

9  Health: influenza A question was asked by Baroness Thornton and answered by Earl Howe.

10  Public Bodies Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 31. Amendments were considered. The House resumed.

11  Banking: bonuses Lord Sassoon repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

12  Public Bodies Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 37. The House resumed.

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

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

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

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

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

The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft National Policy Statements.

14  UK Border Agency: visas and passports A question was asked by Baroness Hooper and, after debate, answered by Baroness Neville-Jones.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

15  Public Bodies Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 43. The House resumed after amendment 43.

The House adjourned at 10.15pm until Wednesday 12 January at 3.00pm.

Michael Pownall

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

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

Revised Draft Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy (EN–1) Lord Marland moved that the Grand Committee do consider the Revised Draft Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy (EN–1). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Fossil Fuel Electricity Generating Infrastructure (EN–2) Lord Marland moved that the Grand Committee do consider the Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Fossil Fuel Electricity Generating Infrastructure (EN–2). The motion was agreed to.

Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Renewable Energy Infrastructure (EN–3) Lord Marland moved that the Grand Committee do consider the Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Renewable Energy Infrastructure (EN–3). The motion was agreed to.

Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Gas Supply Infrastructure and Gas and Oil Pipelines (EN–4) Lord Marland moved that the Grand Committee do consider the Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Gas Supply Infrastructure and Gas and Oil Pipelines (EN–4). The motion was agreed to.

Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Electricity Networks Infrastructure (EN–5) Lord Marland moved that the Grand Committee do consider the Revised Draft National Policy Statement for Electricity Networks Infrastructure (EN–5). The motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 5.58pm.

Papers 

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

Command Paper

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

European Union-Convention on Centralised Customs Clearance, concerning the Allocation of National Collection Costs Retained when Traditional Own Resources are made Available to the EU Budget.    (7907)

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Motor Vehicles (Insurance Requirements) Regulations 2011, laid under the Road Traffic Act 1988. 
     (20)

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Fourth Report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration on an investigation of a complaint about HM Revenue & Customs, the Child Support Agency and the Department for Work and Pensions, laid under the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967.