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House of Lords Business

Thursday 13 January 2011 at 10.45am

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames, 
Lord Wasserman, and 
Lord Fellowes of West Stafford will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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]

Future Business 

Monday 17 January at 2.15pm

†Lord Loomba will be introduced, and 
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.

†Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill Committee (day 9) [Lord McNally] 7th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee and 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

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]

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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.

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 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.

†*Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to focus international development aid on fragile and conflict-affected states.

†*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether individuals currently receiving Disability Living Allowance who have invested money and payments in aids and adaptations will be disadvantaged as a result of the proposals in chapter two of the consultation paper on Disability Living Allowance reform published in December 2010.

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.

†Wednesday 9 February at 3.00pm

†*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they forecast small businesses will play in the Big Society.

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.

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report by the Academy of Medical Sciences A new pathway for the regulation and governance of health research.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 12 January and due for answer by 26 January.

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of representation of female artists in the collections of the National Gallery; and whether they have had any discussions with the trustees of the National Gallery on this issue.
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Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many disabled people they expect will lose their existing benefit in consequence of projected cuts in spending on the mobility help; and what the saving in Government expenditure is expected to be.   HL5792

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran following the arrest of Christians in Tehran on 26 December 2010; what was the response by the government of Iran; and whether any of those arrested have been released.   HL5793

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions since May 2010 the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport has held official meetings at which civil servants have not been present.   HL5794

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice the Ministerial Code offers on Ministers meeting companies and individuals on ministerial business without a civil servant being in attendance.
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Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government which of the recommendations of the 1977 Review of Overseas Representation were implemented; and which were not.   HL5796

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the numbers of people likely to present themselves as homeless in 2011 and 2012.   HL5797

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their forecast of the number of local authority homes that will be built in the years 2011 to 2014.   HL5798

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of housing association homes that will be built in the years 2011 to 2014.   HL5799

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to reverse their decision not to fund travelling or accommodation expenses to volunteers from outside London; and what alternative or additional steps they will take to ensure that the 70,000 volunteers reflect the make-up of the United Kingdom in terms of geography, income, gender and ethnicity.   HL5800

Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 10 January (WA 372–3), whether the answers asked for were available; and, if they were not available or incapable of calculation, why they did not say so.   HL5801

Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes or events within the Department for Education have led them on 11 January to have 33 Questions for Written Answer remaining unanswered after the target time of 10 working days.   HL5802

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether THV Patricia’s annual running costs of £2.842 million and refitting costs of £535,000 provide better value for money than using the spot charter market as necessary.   HL5803

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how extending the life of the THV Patricia offers (a) better United Kingdom vessel utilisation, and (b) greater breadth and depth of emergency cover around the British Isles, than using the spot charter market as necessary.   HL5804

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the THV Patricia has been involved in guarding a wreck site and recovery of an off-station buoy, broken down by location, type of incident, and length of time in hours that THV Patricia was in action.   HL5805

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria Trinity House used when building the business case for the replacement of the THV Patricia; and whether the spot charter market specification stipulated that a price was to be given for one vessel to be on permanent standby.
   HL5806

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role the Joint Strategic Board played in the formation of the THV Patricia business case.   HL5807

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 24 November 2010 (WA 360), why their policy of ceasing the Maritime and Coastguard Agency emergency tender vessel contract and relying on the spot charter market as an alternative is not applied to the remaining general lighthouse authorities fleet.   HL5808

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of rises in food prices on low-income families.   HL5809

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage businesses to employ more women with children.   HL5810

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of the rises in fuel bills on low-income families.   HL5811

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve cancer survival rates in the United Kingdom.   HL5812

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to write off tax bills for pensioners who are victims of tax code errors.   HL5813

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage banks to lend to the poorest families.   HL5814

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by the Prime Minister on 12 January, what proportion of the £20 billion tax revenue they expect to be paid by the United Kingdom banks in respect of 2010 in (a) corporation tax, and (b) other forms of tax, stating the proportion for each type of tax.   HL5815

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Sassoon on 11 January on banking bonuses (HL Deb, col 1331), how they propose to establish the amount banks will have lent in 2011 in the absence of any settlement reached by the Government on lending targets.   HL5816

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by Lord Sassoon on 11 January on banking bonuses (HL Deb, col 1330), whether they intend to instruct UK Financial Investments to press for renegotiation or termination of the "thoroughly inadequate contracts" in place for certain key executives at the Royal Bank of Scotland.   HL5817

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was raised, according to HM Revenue and Customs, by the bank payroll tax in 2009–10; and whether they forecast to raise more or less through the bank levy in 2010–11 and 2011–12.   HL5818

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Sassoon on 11 January (HL Deb, col 1333), whether they will place in the Library of the House the names of the 2,500 United Kingdom banks covered by the Remuneration Code.   HL5819

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Sassoon on 11 January (HL Deb, col 1333), what is the amount of corporation tax to be paid by the United Kingdom’s six largest banks in 2009–10; and what is the amount forecast to be paid by the same banks in 2010–11.
   HL5820

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what methodology is used for calculating the average annual railway fare increase.   HL5821

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for monitoring the basket of railway fares from which permissible increases in railway fares are measured.   HL5822

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what methodology is used for monitoring the basket of railway fares from which permissible increases in railway fares are measured; how old the data are that form the basket of railway fares that is monitored; and when this monitoring methodology was last reviewed.   HL5823

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the confidence level of the data that make up the basket of railway fares from which permissible increases in railway fares are measured. 
   HL5824

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government at what point the annual average railway fare increase based on ticket purchases in a given year is calculated; who undertakes this calculation; and what were the ticket purchase figures for (a) each railway franchise, and (b) for all franchises as a whole, in the most recent year for which figures are available.   HL5825

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reviews of operating centres used by public service vehicles (buses and coaches) have been undertaken by Traffic Commissioners in each of the last five years.   HL5826

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty derives from recognition by the courts of the legislative supremacy of Parliament; and, if not, what is the source of the doctrine in British constitutional law.   HL5827

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government which United Kingdom train operators currently do not discharge sewage onto railway tracks; and what is the target date for all trains to cease discharging sewage onto railway tracks.   HL5828

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support global efforts to eradicate polio.   HL5829

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.   HL5830

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision is being made for Secretaries of State and other ministers to be available in London during the 2012 Olympic Games to meet incoming foreign government representatives.   HL5831

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have received regarding conditions in 2010 for Palestinian prisoners and detainees held in Israel, in particular of two deaths following alleged torture and medical neglect; and whether they have discussed these allegations with the government of Israel.   HL5832

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had, or plan to have, with the government of Israel on the withholding of access to lawyers from Palestinian prisoners and detainees.   HL5833

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made, or plan to make, to the government of Israel following the abduction from Hebron, on or before 7 January, of five of the six persons who had been released by the Palestinian Authorities following a High Court Order and other negotiations.   HL5834

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel about the reported arrest, on or before 11 December 2010, of Mr Wasfi Kabha, a former Palestinian Minister and parliamentarian, by the Israeli Defence Force in Gaza.   HL5835

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of allegations that Iran has encroached on Iraqi sovereign territory by constructing a wall in the Hajji Omran area; and whether they will seek to have this matter arbitrated.   HL5836

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the ownership of and exploitation rights concerning offshore natural gas recently discovered adjoining Lebanon; and whether they will seek United Nations or other acceptable arbitration of the maritime boundary between Lebanon and Israel.   HL5837

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria about the ongoing sectarian attacks on Christians; and what response they have received.   HL5838

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what date, and at what level, the current £250 exemption from Inheritance Tax for small gifts was first introduced; and what the level of the exemption would be if adjusted for inflation from the date or its original introduction.   HL5839

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the gross public expenditure on aid to each foreign country in 2009–10, in descending order of magnitude; and, in each case, what was the percentage of the total United Kingdom aid budget expended.   HL5840

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that the listed building maintenance standards for the monuments and chapel of the Kensal Green Cemetery are enforced.   HL5841

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 16 December (WA 205), what percentage of passenger movements are subject to e-borders checks (a) into, and (b) out of, the United Kingdom.   HL5842

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the cost to public funds of terminating the e-borders contract with Raytheon; and what claims from Raytheon are in dispute.
   HL5843

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what date the decision to give priority to applicants from the civil service over retired officers for appointment as regimental secretaries was made; whether the decision has been endorsed by ministers; and whether serving civil servants have priority over serving officers.   HL5844

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made, or intend to make, representations to the government of China concerning the whereabouts and welfare of the imprisoned dissident Gao Zhisheng.   HL5845

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) "shelters human embryos from routine experimentation", as described by the HFEA Chair in an interview in the Guardian on 6 January; and how many human embryos have been spared from experimentation as a direct result of intervention by the HFEA.   HL5846

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many abortions performed in countries overseas were paid for by (a) the Government, and (b) organisations funded by the Government, in each of the last five years, by country; and whether any restrictions were placed on the performance of those abortions.   HL5847

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many copies of Choices for women: planned pregnancies, safe births and healthy newborns were (a) published, and (b) distributed; to whom copies were distributed; and whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the report and the distribution list, indicating in each case whether copies were (1) requested, or (2) sent unsolicited by the Department which produced the report.   HL5848

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the terms of the contracts in place for the award of (a) bonus payments, and (b) Incentive Plan benefits, in each year of contract for (1) the Chief Executive Officer, (2) Chairman, (3) Directors, (4) Senior Executives, and (5) Senior Managers of Lloyds, HBOS, RBS, and Northern Rock banking groups in each of the last three years; and which provisions of those contracts, if any, facilitate tax avoidance.   HL5849

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the terms contained in the contracts for the next six years for the award of (a) bonus payments, and (b) Incentive Plan benefits, for (1) the Chief Executive Officer, (2) Chairman, (3) Directors, (4) Senior Executives, and (5) Senior Managers, of Lloyds, HBOS, RBS, and Northern Rock banking groups; and which provisions of those contracts, if any, facilitate tax avoidance.   HL5850

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]

7 December (21 December)

HL4985 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DfE]

HL4987 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [DfE]

HL4988 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [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]

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]

HL5389 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

HL5390 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

HL5408 Lord Ashcroft [MoD]

20 December (7 January)

HL5422 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL5432 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]

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]

HL5498 Lord Quirk [DfE]

HL5499 Lord Quirk [DfE]

HL5505 Lord Morris of Manchester [MoD]

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]

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.

[CLG] 1

[CO] 1

[CoC] 1

[DCMS] 2

[DfE] 27

[DfT] 1

[DWP] 1

[FCO] 1

[HMT] 5

[HO] 20

[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

Pensions [HL]

Government

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

17 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

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

Re-Export Controls [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.

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

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Science and Technology

Sub-Committee I Behaviour Change

3.45pm

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 19 January

HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom

Select Committee

10.00am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs

10.30am

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

4.15pm
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 Wednesday 12 January 2011 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Derby.

1  Baroness Stowell of Beeston Tina Wendy Stowell, MBE, having been created Baroness Stowell of Beeston, of Beeston in the County of Nottinghamshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 10 January 2011, was introduced between Lord Coe and Lord Hill of Oareford, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2  Lord Strasburger Paul Cline Strasburger, Esquire, having been created Baron Strasburger, of Langridge in the County of Somerset, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 10 January 2011, was introduced between Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay and Baroness Scott of Needham Market, made and subscribed the solemn affirmation and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Public Business

3  Finance and insurance market: underwriting fees A question was asked by Lord Harrison and answered by Lord Sassoon.

4  Transport: mobility scooters A question was asked by Baroness Gardner of Parkes and answered by Earl Attlee.

5  Aviation: hand luggage restrictions A question was asked by Lord Clement-Jones and answered by Earl Attlee.

6  Police: protest groups A question was asked by Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer and answered by Baroness Neville-Jones.

7  Pensions Bill [HL] Lord Freud presented a bill to make provision relating to pensions; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 37)

8  Pensions Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 37–EN)

9  Energy Bill [HL] Lord Marland moved 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.

The motion was agreed to.

10  Re-Export Controls Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.

11  Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 55. Amendment 58ZZZB was disagreed to (see division list). The House resumed.

12  Health: maternal health A question was asked by Lord Patel and, after debate, answered by Baroness Verma.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

13  Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 58ZZZD. An amendment was agreed to. The House resumed after clause 10 was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 11.58pm until Thursday 13 January at 10.45am.

Michael Pownall

Clerk of the Parliaments

Paper 

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

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Statute made by Jesus College, Oxford, on 19 May 2010, laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923.    (-)

Division on 12 January 2011 

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill

Division No. 1

Baroness Thornton moved amendment 58ZZZB, in clause 10, page 8, line 15, at end insert:

"( ) No Boundary Commission shall begin work on a report to be submitted under subsection (1) above until both Houses of Parliament have approved a separate report issued by the Secretary of State confirming that particular action has been taken to maximise the proportion of 17 to 24 year olds who are on the electoral register."

The Committee divided:

Contents 133

Not-contents 203

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Adebowale, L.

Adonis, L.

Ahmed, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Bach, L.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Best, L.

Bichard, L.

Billingham, B.

Boateng, L.

Borrie, L.

Boyd of Duncansby, L.

Bradley, L.

Brett, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Brooks of Tremorfa, L.

Browne of Ladyton, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Corbett of Castle Vale, L.

Crawley, B.

Darzi of Denham, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Desai, L.

Dixon, L.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Dubs, L.

Eames, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Falconer of Thoroton, L.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Ford, B.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Giddens, L.

Gilbert, L.

Golding, B.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Graham of Edmonton, L.

Grantchester, L.

Grenfell, L.

Grocott, L.

Harries of Pentregarth, L.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Hughes of Stretford, B.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Jones, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

King of West Bromwich, L.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

McAvoy, L.

McDonagh, B.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Mandelson, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Mawson, L.

Maxton, L.

Moonie, L.

Morgan of Drefelin, B.

Morris of Aberavon, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Moser, L.

Nye, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Palmer, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Prosser, B.

Puttnam, L.

Radice, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rogan, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sawyer, L.

Sewel, L.

Sherlock, B.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Thornton, B.

Touhig, L.

Truscott, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Turnberg, L.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Wedderburn of Charlton, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wills, L.

Winston, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Not-contents

Addington, L.

Allan of Hallam, L.

Alliance, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]

Arran, E.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Barker, B.

Benjamin, B.

Bew, L.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Boswell of Aynho, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Bowness, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Bramall, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Brittan of Spennithorne, L.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browning, B.

Burnett, L.

Buscombe, B.

Caithness, E.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Carrington, L.

Cathcart, E.

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Craigavon, V.

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Falkland, V.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

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Feldman of Elstree, L.

Ferrers, E.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Fowler, L.

Fraser of Carmyllie, L.

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Gardner of Parkes, B.

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Hamwee, B.

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Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

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Howe of Aberavon, L.

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Hunt of Wirral, L.

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James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Roding, L.

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Jopling, L.

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Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

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Lawson of Blaby, L.

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Lester of Herne Hill, L.

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Norton of Louth, L.

Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.

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Parminter, B.

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Phillips of Sudbury, L.

Pilkington of Oxenford, L.

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Ribeiro, L.

Risby, L.

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Ryder of Wensum, L.

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Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.

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Sharples, B.

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Skelmersdale, L.

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Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

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Watson of Richmond, L.

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Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.