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House of Lords Business

Friday 21 January 2011 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.

Dog Control Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Redesdale]

Future Business 

Monday 24 January at 2.15pm

Lord Dannatt,  
Lord Wigley and 
†Lord Collins of Highbury will be introduced.

*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 whether the Commission to investigate the creation of a British Bill of Rights will consider the option of repealing 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.

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill Committee (day 12) [Lord McNally] 7th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee and 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

The following three motions are expected to be debated together:

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) 15th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

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) 15th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

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. (Dinner break business)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Energy Bill [HL] Committee (day 3) [Lord Marland]

Tuesday 25 January at 2.15pm

†Lord Hussain will be introduced, 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.

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

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes A, B and D) Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Jones] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and 14th Report from the Merits Committee

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Hill of Oareford] 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Hill of Oareford] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

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.

*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.

*Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to promote the role of design in social and economic renewal.

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

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 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 King of Bridgwater to call attention to physical and mental rehabilitation of military veterans and their post-service welfare; and to move for papers.

Viscount Younger of Leckie to call attention to the value of tourism to the United Kingdom economy; and to move for papers.

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. (1½ hours)

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 2.15pm

Claire Tyler will be introduced as a Baroness, 
Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup GCB AFC will be introduced as a Baron, and 
Ruth Lister will be introduced as a Baroness.

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

*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.

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to mark the 40th anniversary of Religions for Peace and its work on war, poverty and the environment.

Wednesday 2 February at 3.00pm

Bryony Worthington will be introduced as a Baroness.

*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

David Gold Esq and 
Michael Storey Esq CBE will be introduced as Barons.

*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.

Lord Northbourne to call attention to the role of good early parenting in preparing a child for success in school; and to move for papers.

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

Monday 7 February at 2.30pm

Nicol Stephen Esq will be introduced as a Baron.

*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.

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

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.

†*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will exercise their right to opt out of the police and justice provisions of the Lisbon Treaty after 2014.

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.

*Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to monitor the ratio of the average total remuneration of a chief executive of a FTSE company to the median wage.

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

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.

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to counter the spread of Sudden Oak Death in trees.

*Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the constitutional changes passed by the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s lower house on 11 January that eliminate a second round of voting in this year’s presidential elections in the Congo.

Monday 14 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they held with the Financial Reporting Council before the Council issued its proposals to allow companies to stop providing hard copies of annual reports and accounts.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements ensure that deported asylum seekers needing medical care and medication are able to be treated in the country to which they are deported.

†*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the report Early Intervention: The Next Steps will affect their policies on children.

†*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that a proportion of the funding provided by the UK Film Council to the British Film Institute will be ringfenced for the production of films whose target audience is children.

Tuesday 15 February at 2.30pm

*The Lord Bishop of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review prisoner transfer agreements.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the impact on universities of the proposed changes to the student immigration system.

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan for London Heathrow Airport to continue to be the world’s busiest airport in respect of international passenger traffic.

Wednesday 16 February at 3.00pm

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have concerning the relationship between the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Governor of the Bank of England, in his capacity as Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee.

†*Lord Anderson of Swansea to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any proposals to build on the recent treaties with France on bilateral defence co-operation by exploring initiatives for diplomatic and foreign policy co-operation.

†*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to make a decision on the criteria for granting Tier 1 Post-study Work visas, following the recent consultation paper.

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.

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 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 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 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.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to call attention to the report of the Rt Hon Frank Field MP Foundation Years: preventing poor children becoming poor adults, published in January 2011; and to move for papers.

Baroness Wheeler to call attention to the Care Quality Commission’s special review, Supporting Life After Stroke; 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.

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 Avebury to call attention to the human rights situation in Bahrain; and to move for papers.

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that fellow signatories to the Terezin Declaration on Holocaust Era Assets fulfil the obligations of the Declaration in relation to the restitution of wrongfully seized property.

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

Lord 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.

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.

Baroness Greenfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of digital technologies on the mind.

Lord Kakkar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the European Union on healthcare in the United Kingdom.

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to address variations in health and social care support for people after stroke identified in the Care Quality Commission’s special review, Supporting Life After Stroke.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 20 January and due for answer by 3 February.

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the long-term competitiveness of the United Kingdom of the proposed changes to the immigration system.   HL6075

Lord Janner of Braunstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent assessment they have made of (a) Algeria’s, and (b) Lebanon’s, progress in promoting trade and co-operation with other countries in the region, including Israel, as called for by their Association Agreements with the European Union.   HL6076

Lord Janner of Braunstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office was provided for coexistence projects between Israelis and Palestinians in 2010; and what percentage of United Kingdom aid to Israel and the Palestinian territories that represented.   HL6077

Lord Janner of Braunstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding the Foreign and Commonwealth Office provided to promote joint business initiatives between Israelis and Palestinians in 2010; and what percentage of United Kingdom aid to Israel and the Palestinian territories that represented.   HL6078

Lord Janner of Braunstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding the European Union provided for co-existence projects between Israelis and Palestinians in 2010; and what percentage of European Union aid to Israel and the Palestinian territories that represented.   HL6079

Lord Janner of Braunstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding the European Union provided to promote joint business initiatives between Israelis and Palestinians in 2010; and what percentage of European Union aid to Israel and the Palestinian territories that represented.
   HL6080

Lord Elton to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to transfer responsibility for the royal parks to the Greater London Authority.   HL6081

Lord Elton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the framework management agreement, and any other relevant management agreements, for the royal parks in draft prior to the proposed transfer of responsibility for them to the Greater London Authority.   HL6082

Lord Elton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will allow time for discussion in the House of Lords of the framework management agreement, and any other relevant management agreements, for the royal parks in draft prior to the proposed transfer of responsibility for them to the Greater London Authority.   HL6083

Lord Elton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposed transfer of responsibility for the royal parks to the Greater London Authority will require primary or secondary legislation; and, if the latter, whether they will allow time for discussion of the proposals in the House of Lords before drafting the instruments.   HL6084

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much cash primary care trusts have been asked to hold in their budgets to meet the estimated cost of management change.   HL6085

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what monies from (a) the Home Office, and (b) police authorities, have been allocated to the Police Federation nationally and locally in each of the past five financial years.   HL6086

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what monies from (a) the Home Office, and (b) police authorities, have been allocated to the Association of Chief Police Officers in each of the past five financial years.   HL6087

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what secondary legislation has been made under the Equality Act 2010; what its purposes are; and what other such legislation they intend to make.
   HL6088

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many public authorities will be required to monitor their workforces in terms of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and disability, and undertake equality assessments of all new policies, under the draft Equality Act 2010 (Statutory Duties) Regulations 2011; what is the estimated annual cost of that monitoring; how many new jobs are forecast to be created; and what is the forecast cost of publishing annual updates on workforce diversity by all public authorities.   HL6089

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what payments for healthcare costs were paid to and by Ireland under European Social Security Regulations 1408/71 and 574/72 in 2009–10; what is contained in the agreement for the 2010–11 payments; and whether the agreement documentation will be made public.   HL6090

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the value of the contract between NHS London and KPMG to help develop general practitioner commissioning consortia pathfinders; how long it is for; and what are the break points and penalty clauses.   HL6091

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the success criteria in the contract between NHS London and KPMG to help develop general practitioner commissioning consortia pathfinders; and what success fees are in it.   HL6092

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the key objectives of the contract between NHS London and KPMG to help develop general practitioner commissioning consortia pathfinders.
   HL6093

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the aggregate value of non-financial management consultancy contracts in excess of £100,000 agreed by the Government over the last 12 months; and which companies were awarded the five largest aggregate amounts.   HL6094

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what penalty payments under contracts were made to NHS London in each of the last five years; and what payments beyond the contractual amounts were made in that time.   HL6095

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of the United States and the Joint Strike Fighter prime contractor about (a) structural and propulsion design flaws for the F-35B version, (b) the impact of them on weight and costs, and (c) the possibility of the entire programme being cancelled.   HL6096

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the publication of the Impact assessment for the drug strategy 2010, where the 16 area budgets will be established; and how much funding each local area will receive.   HL6097

Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered creating an inspectorate for the fire services; and whether they have estimated the cost of attaching such responsibility to HM Inspectorate of Constabulary.   HL6098

Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the mileage allowance in section 230 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003, which has determined the level of the parliamentary motoring allowance since November 2004 when the cost of unleaded 95 octane petrol was 85.2 pence per litre, has not been adjusted to take into account the current price in the range of 125–130 pence per litre; and what plans they have to amend the current rate.   HL6099

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Minister of State for Schools will meet members of the Cambridge School Classics Project to discuss the inclusion of the GCSE in classical civilisation and the WJEC Certificates in Latin in the English Baccalaureate.   HL6100

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 16 December 2010 (WA 210–11) and her answers on 19 January (HL Deb, cols 359–61), whether previous and ongoing reviews of stem cell research undertaken by the Scientific and Clinical Advances Advisory Committee of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority are considered insufficient to properly assess regenerative medicine and the science that will deliver it; and whether a reputable body will be commissioned to undertake a scientific review of the whole field.   HL6101

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 16 December 2010 (WA 210–11) and her answer to Lord Patel on 19 January (HL Deb, col 361), why the Medical Research Council and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine have focused particular attention on human somatic cell nuclear transfer if a review of regenerative medicine and the science that will deliver it is more important than a review of single-cell stem cells.   HL6102

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the role and functions of the behavioural insight team in the Cabinet Office.   HL6103

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual budget of the behavioural insight team in the Cabinet Office.   HL6104

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff are employed in the behavioural insight team in the Cabinet Office.   HL6105

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the timescale for building phase two of Nottingham Express Transit.   HL6106

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of how many miles of unadopted roads there are in the United Kingdom.   HL6107

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the human rights situation in Papua New Guinea.   HL6108

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the England-wide Volunteering Infrastructure Programme will provide funds to existing as well as to new volunteer centres.   HL6109

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether correspondence, emails and telephone calls between the public and Government departments, agencies and contractors, including cases where they do not respond to public enquiries, are available for public inspection except where national security and human rights are affected.   HL6110

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Government departments, agencies and contractors are required to ensure that their budgets and bids include the cost of providing appropriate training; and whether they reject bids by contractors when such training is not included.   HL6111

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their policy for low-carbon transport in urban areas includes promoting congestion charging zones.   HL6112

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have proposals for the presentation on their web pages of details of services and products provided by contractors to departments and agencies in order to promote British organisations’ ability to provide high-quality services and products.   HL6113

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Earl Howe on 13 January (HL Deb, col 1529), how many people have died since 2000 from adverse reactions to (a) herbal medicines, and (b) prescribed drugs.   HL6114

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether proposed changes in the Best Practice Tariff for laser treatment of the enlarged prostate have been drawn up with the agreement and support of medical practitioners in that field.   HL6115

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether proposed changes in the Best Practice Tariff for laser treatment of the enlarged prostate are consistent with the encouragement of more day care and treatment options for the most vulnerable patients.   HL6116

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ring-fence the funding of respite care.   HL6117

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to replace the Education Maintenance Allowance.   HL6118

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have forecast the number of jobs that may be lost due to the NHS reforms.   HL6119

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to create more jobs for young people.   HL6120

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce a quota for the number of women in top company jobs.   HL6121

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to raise standards of education.   HL6122

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 21 December 2010 (WA 311), what criteria were used by the Department for International Development (DfID) to determine which contract tenderer was likely to give the best value for money in the competitive bidding process for the implementation of HealthLink 3 in St Helena in 2008; and what value for money criteria were used for appointing Northern Ireland Co-operation Overseas to undertake a similar contract on behalf of DfID for Tristan da Cunha.   HL6123

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they monitor train operating companies’ compliance with the arrangements in the franchise agreements on passenger compensation for delayed train services; and what were the results of that monitoring in 2009 and 2010.   HL6124

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they monitor the levels of passenger compensation for delayed train services that are issued and subsequently used; and what were the results of that monitoring in 2009 and 2010.   HL6125

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the passenger compensation scheme in new rail franchises.   HL6126

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent arrest in Uganda of the chief executive officer and managing editor of the Ugandan "Summit Business Review" magazine, Mustapha Mugisa, in relation to the publication of a cartoon of President Museveni on the magazine’s cover.   HL6127

Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the announcement by the Chief Executive of National Savings and Investments that the withdrawal of the index-linked savings certificates was a temporary one is being further considered.   HL6128

Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people under the age of 18 are suffering from type 1 diabetes; and whether they have estimated the cost to the Exchequer of type 1 diabetes in under-18s.   HL6129

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 12 January (HL Deb, col 1402), whether HM Inspectorate of Constabulary or the Association of Chief Police Officers will undertake a review of lessons to be learnt from the use of undercover police officers.   HL6130

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to alter the management of undercover police operations targeting alleged domestic extremism; if so, how; and on what timescale.   HL6131

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what definition is used to determine a domestic extremist or hardcore activist whose details merit being recorded on a police database.   HL6132

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how an individual would discover if their details were held on a database of alleged domestic extremists; and how they would apply for their removal.   HL6133

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many members of the House of Lords have their details recorded on the police database of alleged domestic extremists.
   HL6134

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much (a) the United Kingdom, and (b) other members of the European Union, have paid annually to the International Criminal Court since its establishment in 2002.   HL6135

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funds they have provided to civil society and non-governmental organisations in support of the International Criminal Court annually since 1998 (a) within the United Kingdom, and (b) internationally.   HL6136

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funds the European Union has provided to civil society and non-governmental organisations in support of the International Criminal Court annually since 1990 (a) within the European Union, and (b) internationally.   HL6137

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they have provided through British embassies or high commissions to the International Criminal Court, in keeping with the 2006 Agreement between the International Criminal Court and the European Union on cooperation and assistance, in (a) Uganda, (b) Democratic Republic of Congo, (c) Sudan, and (d) Kenya.   HL6138

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial and logistical assistance they have provided to the pro-International Criminal Court campaign and pro-International Criminal Court non-governmental organisations in Kenya through the British High Commission or with other European Union embassies.   HL6139

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has received notification of the export of genetically modified mosquito eggs to Brazil by the United Kingdom company Oxitec for deliberate release experiments under EC Regulation 1946/2003; if so, when they were notified; and whether they will provide a copy of the associated risk assessment.   HL6140

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, based on the export notifications sent to them under EC Regulation 1946/2003, what were the dates of the exports of genetically modified mosquito eggs by the United Kingdom company Oxitec to (a) the Cayman Islands, (b) Malaysia, (c) Brazil, (d) France, (e) India, (f) Singapore, (g) Thailand, (h) the United States, and (i) Vietnam.
   HL6141

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many airline pilots have been grounded by the Civil Aviation Authority as a result of exposure to toxic fumes on aircraft.   HL6142

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answers by Lord Henley on 18 January (HL Deb, cols 330–2), how they advise landowners to protect farmland birds against predatory mammals and birds that are themselves protected.   HL6143

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent studies have been conducted on the quality of water in the aquifers that supply major cities in south Wales which may have been subject to leaching of toxic chemicals from Brofiscin Quarry.   HL6144

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government why correspondence between the then Prime Minister and the then President of the United States regarding the possible use of joint military action in Iraq is regarded as private in nature and immune from disclosure to the Iraq Inquiry and the public.   HL6145

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a former Minister is entitled to publish a memoir about his stewardship in public office and to suppress public disclosure of his correspondence relating to the information and opinions contained in the memoir; and, if so, upon what basis.   HL6146

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

1 December (15 December)

HL4848 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

8 December (22 December)

HL5102 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [DfE]

9 December (23 December)

HL5154 Lord Jones [WO]

14 December (30 December)

HL5254 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [WO]

15 December (31 December)

HL5301 Lord Beecham [CLG]

20 December (7 January)

HL5434 The Earl of Listowel [DfE]

HL5451 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [DfE]

21 December (10 January)

HL5498 Lord Quirk [DfE]

HL5499 Lord Quirk [DfE]

22 December (11 January)

HL5543 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

HL5559 Lord Alderdice [HO]

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

[CLG] 1

[DfE] 6

[HO] 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) [HL]

Private Member’s

Pensions [HL]

Government

Postal Services

Government

National Insurance Contributions

Government

Fixed-term Parliaments

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

24 January

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

Dog Control [HL]

Private Member’s

21 January

Building Regulations (Review) [HL]

Private Member’s

Public Bodies [HL]

Government

25 January

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies

Government

24 January

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

Waiting for Report

Budget Responsibility and National Audit [HL]

Government

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

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2011

Draft Control of Donations and Regulation of Loans etc. (Extension of the Prescribed Period) (Northern Ireland) Order 2011

Draft Online Infringement of Copyright (Initial Obligations) (Sharing of Costs) Order 2011

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

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

25 January

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

14th Report

25 January

Draft Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011

25 January

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Youth Rehabilitation Order (Review by Specified Courts) 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

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

24 January

Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Amendment Order 2010

26 January

24 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.

Monday 24 January

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Energy and Transport

4.00pm

Tuesday 25 January

European Union

EU Sub-Committee G Social Policy and Consumer Affairs

9.45am

HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom

Select Committee

10.00am

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

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Science and Technology

Sub Committee I Behaviour Change

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 26 January

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs

10.30am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

4.00pm

Thursday 27 January

House Committee

Domestic Committee

9.15am

European Union

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

10.00am

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 Thursday 20 January 2011 

The House met at 10.45am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Wakefield.

1  Lord Fink Stanley Fink, Esquire, having been created Baron Fink, of Northwood in the County of Middlesex, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 18 January 2011, was introduced between Lord Harris of Peckham and Lord Howard of Lympne, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2  Lord Stoneham of Droxford Benjamin Russell Mackintosh Stoneham, Esquire, having been created Baron Stoneham of Droxford, of Meon Valley in the County of Hampshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 17 January 2011, was introduced between Lord Rennard and Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

3  Baroness Berridge Elizabeth Rose Berridge, having been created Baroness Berridge, of The Vale of Catmose in the County of Rutland, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 18 January 2011, was introduced between Lord McColl of Dulwich and Baroness Morris of Bolton, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Public Business

4  Gaza A question was asked by Lord Fowler and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

5  Disabled people: transport A question was asked by Lord Low of Dalston and answered by Earl Attlee.

6  St Lucia: Hurricane Tomas A question was asked by Baroness Benjamin and answered by Baroness Verma.

7  Health: influenza vaccination A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Earl Howe.

8  Business of the House Lord Strathclyde moved that the debate on the motion in the name of Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean set down for today shall be limited to 5 hours. The motion was agreed to.

9  Coalition government (5-hour debate) Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean moved for papers relating to the constitutional and Parliamentary effect of coalition government. After debate, the motion was withdrawn.

10  Counter-terrorism Baroness Neville-Jones repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

11  Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2011 Baroness Neville-Jones moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 January be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 4.37pm until Friday 21 January at 10.00am.

Michael Pownall

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

   1 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 3) 2010. (23 December 2010)   (-)

   2 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2010. (23 December 2010)   (-)

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

   Social Fund Maternity Grant Amendment Regulations 2011, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.    (100)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1  Report and Accounts for 2009–10 of the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency, laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Non-profit-making Companies) Order 2009.

2 Report of the Social Security Advisory Committee on the Social Fund Maternity Grant Amendment Regulations 2011, together with the Government response to that Report, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.