House of Lords Business

Monday 5 September 2011 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are giving further consideration to extending the state retirement age beyond the present age of 65, and 68 in 2046.

*Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Resolution Foundation’s Commission on Living Standards’ report Missing Out, published on 27 July.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements were in place to ensure appropriate ministerial cover during the summer recess.

Business of the House Lord Strathclyde to move that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Monday 3 October to allow the Sovereign Grant Bill to be taken through all its remaining stages.

The Chairman of Committees intends to move the following seven motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Administration and Works The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Laming be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Baroness D’Souza.

House Committee The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Laming be appointed a member of the Select Committee, and that Baroness D’Souza be appointed Chairman in place of Baroness Hayman.

Liaison The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Laming be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Baroness D’Souza.

Privileges and Conduct The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Laming be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Baroness D’Souza.

Procedure The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Laming be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Baroness Hayman.

Selection The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Laming be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Baroness D’Souza.

Privacy and Injunctions The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Boateng be appointed a member of the Joint Committee in place of Lord Grabiner.

Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be appointed to the Special Public Bill Committee on the Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill [HL]:

L Borrie
L Davies of Stamford
L De Mauley
L Eatwell
L Goodhart
L Hodgson of Astley Abbotts

B Kramer
L Lloyd of Berwick (Chairman)
B O’Cathain
L Sassoon
B Wheeler;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the evidence taken by the Committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

†Localism Bill Baroness Hanham to move that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 132 to 146
Schedule 14
Clauses 147 to 154
Schedule 15
Clauses 155 to 165
Schedule 16
Clause 166
Schedule 17
Clauses 167 to 170
Schedule 18
Clauses 171 to 182
Schedules 19 and 20
Clauses 183 to 185
Schedule 21
Clauses 186 to 209
Schedule 22
Clauses 210 to 212
Schedule 23
Clauses 213 to 217
Clause 1
Schedule 1
Clauses 2 to 11
Schedule 2

Clause 12
Schedule 3
Clauses 13 to 15
Schedule 4
Clauses 16 to 60
Schedules 5 and 6
Clauses 61 to 67
Schedule 7
Clauses 68 to 97
Schedule 8
Clauses 98 to 104
Schedules 9 to 11
Clauses 105 to 109
Schedule 12
Clauses 110 to 116
Schedule 13
Clauses 117 to 131
Clauses 218 and 219
Schedule 24
Clauses 220 to 223
Schedule 25
Clauses 224 to 227.

Localism Bill Report [Baroness Hanham]

Future Business 

Tuesday 6 September at 2.30pm

†*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much public expenditure has changed in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s deficit reduction plans through the use of the flexibility built into his plans.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their reaction to Transparency International’s 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index.

*Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce legislation to enable qualifying cohabitants to apply for financial relief on the breakdown of their relationship, as recommended by the 2007 Law Commission Report on Cohabiting.

Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 June be approved. 26th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Lord Waddington to move, as an amendment to the above motion, to insert at the end "but that this House regrets that the Regulations seem likely to reinforce the failure of equality law to take proper account of freedom of religion and conscience; and notes that the Regulations appear to burden further the public sector with unnecessary bureaucracy and target-setting and will in effect promote equality of outcomes rather than equality of opportunity."

Lord Low of Dalston to move, as an amendment to the motion in the name of Baroness Verma, to insert at the end "but that this House regrets that the Government have seriously weakened the Regulations, making it more difficult to hold public bodies to account; and calls on the Government to withdraw the Regulations and re-lay the earlier version published in January which required public bodies to publish information on equality analyses they have undertaken, to set objectives designed to facilitate compliance with the General Equality Duty and publish information about the engagement they have had with affected groups when developing these objectives, and to report annually on progress towards meeting these objectives, all of which is critical to ensuring that the General Equality Duty produces tangible and positive outcomes."

Scotland Bill Second Reading [Lord Wallace of Tankerness] 17th Report from the Constitution Committee

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

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Armed Forces Bill Committee [Lord Astor of Hever]

Wednesday 7 September at 3.00pm

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will establish recommended standards for dealing with litter and waste, adapted for different areas and needs and including labelling plastic carrier bags with the length of time they take to biodegrade.

*Baroness Worthington to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in view of the recently announced closure of the MOX reprocessing plant at Sellafield, what plans they have for securing investment and new jobs in the local area.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to continue to computerise all NHS medical records.

It is expected that the Report stage of the Localism Bill will continue.

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House regrets that it is not clear from the Impact Assessment or Explanatory Memorandum of the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 1148) how the findings from the consultation have fed into the development of the policy or the estimates of the costs and benefits of the changes. 35th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) (Amendment) Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Sassoon] 27th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Weights and Measures (Specified Quantities) (Unwrapped Bread and Intoxicating Liquor) Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Wilcox] 27th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Construction Contracts (England) Exclusion Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Wilcox] 26th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998 (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Wilcox] 26th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Tankerness] 25th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Landfill (Maximum Landfill Amount) Regulations 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley] 25th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

International Renewable Energy Agency (Legal Capacities) Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Howell of Guildford] 23rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Thursday 8 September at 11.00am

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the conflict in Southern Kordofan and of the continuing problems in the other marginalised areas of Abyei and Blue Nile regions of the Republic of Sudan.

*Baroness Jenkin of Kennington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the scientific basis for continuing the ban on feeding animal by-products and catering waste to pigs and chickens.

*Lord Ribeiro to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce legislation to stop adults smoking in cars when children are present.

Baroness Hooper to call attention to the "Century of Excellence" of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and to the continuing role of the Commonwealth; and to move for papers.

Viscount Bridgeman to call attention to the disparity in the authorisation procedures for European Union and non-European Union citizens who are seeking to practice as health professionals in the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

Lord Mitchell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve interfaith dialogue in multicultural Britain. (1½ hours)

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Armed Forces Bill will continue at 2.00pm in the Moses Room and that it will conclude.

Monday 12 September at 2.30pm

†*Lord Borrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with local authorities about the closure of public libraries.

†*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect Heathrow airport to lose its status as the world’s busiest international airport; if so, to which airport; and when.

†*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department of Health will draw attention to the recent report in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine on the cost effectiveness of the National Health Service.

†*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the assessment criteria for personal independence payments are anticipated to have on the number of people with autism who will claim the allowance, compared with the number of those who claim disability living allowance.

It is expected that the Report stage of the Localism Bill will continue.

Charities Bill [HL] Committee (on re-Commitment) [Baroness Verma] (Consolidation Bill) (Dinner break business)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Education Bill Committee (day 9) [Lord Hill of Oareford] 15th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Tuesday 13 September at 2.30pm

†*Lord Cotter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made with the measures proposed to help businesses damaged or destroyed as a result of the recent riots in England.

†*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the political views of the coalition in Libya and their policies for running the country.

†*Lord Eden of Winton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the effect of logging operations in the rainforests of Africa, Asia and South America; and what is the likely impact on the indigenous human, plant and animal life.

Welfare Reform Bill Second Reading [Lord Freud]

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Lord Krebs to move that the Grand Committee do consider the report of the Science and Technology Committee on Public Procurement as a tool to stimulate innovation (First Report, HL Paper 148).

Baroness O’Cathain to move that the Grand Committee do consider the Report of the European Union Committee on Re-launching the Single Market (15th Report, HL Paper 129).

Wednesday 14 September at 3.00pm

†*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the impact of police funding cuts on front-line services.

†*Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to mark the United Nations-sponsored International Democracy Day on Thursday 15 September.

†*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to encourage more young people to engage with democratic institutions.

It is expected that the Report stage of the Localism Bill will continue.

Terrorism Act 2000 (Remedial) Order 2011 Baroness Browning to move that the draft Remedial Order laid before the House on 17 March be approved. 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights (Dinner break business)

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

†Thursday 15 September at 11.00am

†*Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations they have had with the Police Federation about current issues of importance to its members.

†*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with local authorities about the eviction from social housing of families with members involved in rioting or looting.

†*Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they hope to achieve through the Arab Partnership Initiative in the wake of the Arab Spring.

Monday 3 October at 2.30pm

Sovereign Grant Bill Second Reading [Lord Sassoon]

Select Committee Reports 

The date on which the report was published is in italics

Lord Hannay of Chiswick to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Money laundering: data protection for suspicious activity reports (6th Report, HL Paper 82). 20 January 2011

Lord Bowness to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The Workload of the Court of Justice of the European Union (14th Report, HL Paper 128). 6 April 2011

Lord Roper to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU Financial Framework from 2014 (13th Report, HL Paper 125). 5 April 2011

Baroness Young of Hornsey to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Grassroots Sport and the European Union (16th Report, HL Paper 130). 6 April 2011

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 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 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.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to call attention to the decline in numbers of police officers and police community support officers; and to move for papers.

The Earl of Clancarty to call attention to the case for increasing the amount of public space in the United Kingdom and improving access to it; 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.

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to call attention to the report of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir John Beddington, The Future of Food and Farming: Challenges and choices for global sustainability; and to move for papers.

Lord Desai to call attention to the challenges posed by multiculturalism, in particular how to accommodate practices of diverse faiths; and to move for papers.

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to call attention to the decision taken by the House Committee and the Administration and Works Committee to end without report to or discussion in the chamber the daily delivery of Hansard to members living in London; and to move for papers.

Baroness Linklater of Butterstone to call attention to the work of secure children’s homes in reducing children’s reoffending and the impact of budget cuts; and to move for papers.

Lord Selsdon to call attention to the legacy of President Gorbachev and the development of democratic government; and to move for papers.

Baroness Stowell of Beeston to call attention to the report Opening Doors, Breaking Barriers: A Strategy for Social Mobility; and to move for papers.

Lord Risby to call attention to the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident; and to move for papers.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to call attention to proposals for the National Health Service; and to move for papers.

Lord Morris of Aberavon to move to resolve that this House instructs the Clerk of the Parliaments to seek the advice of the Attorney General on whether a Bill which provided for a change in the composition of this House, and in respect of which the provisions of section 2 of the Parliament Act 1911 had been complied with, would, having received Royal Assent, be an Act of Parliament and be capable of having legal effect.

Lord Fowler to call attention to the case for an independent inquiry into phone hacking by the press; and to move for papers.

Lord Plant of Highfield to call attention to the role of rating agencies in the international financial system; and to move for papers.

Lord Alderdice to call attention to the Humanitarian Emergency Response Review and the United Kingdom Government Response; and to move for papers.

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood to call attention to the Dilnot report on Fairer Care Funding; and to move for papers.

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to move that this House takes note of the Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/1736).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what provisions they are making to support Sudan following the referendum in January 2011.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the work of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations; and what their plans are to support it.

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to ensure that the quality of teaching of school-age sport increases the levels of participation in sport in later life.

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to change the regulations governing experiments on animals.

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to secure the future of Citizens Advice Bureaux in the Big Society, in light of the reductions in funding.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the levels of interest charged by, and the practices of, certain loan and credit companies.

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recent report by the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly on The Irish community in Britain: follow-up report.

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the availability of radiotherapy treatment for patients with cancers and how that affects outcomes in cancer patients.

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures in the Health and Social Care Bill will ensure early diagnosis of dementia.

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the United Kingdom’s relationship with Morocco.

The Earl of Shrewsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact Council Directive 1999/74/EC will have on the competitiveness of the United Kingdom egg industry from 1 January 2012.

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to assist the governments of south and north Sudan to consolidate the rule of law and to strengthen democratic and transparent governance and adherence to human rights following their separation into two countries on 9 July.

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how relations with Pakistan have been affected by the end of military rule.

Lord Davies of Stamford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce any legal impediment or sanction on the payment of ransoms to pirates or terrorists in Somalia or elsewhere.

Lord Low of Dalston to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of Government policies on disabled people.

Lord Luke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for improving the teaching of history in schools.

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for improving transport links between London and the regions.

Baroness Young of Hornsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role that the arts and cultural and creative industries can play in international development, particularly in the Commonwealth.

Lord Alderdice to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Strategic Foresight Group’s report The Blue Peace on transforming water from a source of conflict into a basis for co-operation in the Middle East.

Lord St John of Fawsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the importance of the ecumenical movement to promote understanding and tolerance between different churches and different faiths.

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with Ministers of the National Assembly for Wales relating to year-end financial flexibility.

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will encourage the rebalancing of the Northern Ireland economy in order to stimulate private sector growth.

Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what account they will take of the Faculty of Public Health Report Thinking Ahead: Why we need to improve children’s mental health and wellbeing in planning prioritisation for children’s services.

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes they propose to the requirements for pension fund managers to disclose environmental, social and governance policies.

Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the possibility of extending the proposed High Speed 2 railway from Birmingham to Manchester, the East Midlands, Sheffield and Leeds with appropriate connections beyond to the West and East Coast Mainlines.

Baroness Linklater of Butterstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of budget cuts on the work of secure children’s homes in reducing children’s reoffending rates.

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of human rights and the political situation in Saudi Arabia.

Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government how extensions in the scope of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and their transparency agenda will affect the availability of government records to the public.

The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to establish a legal right for the terminally ill to choose how, when and where they will die, without legal ramifications for anyone assisting them.

Baroness Stowell of Beeston to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to implement the recommendations of the report Opening Doors, Breaking Barriers: A Strategy for Social Mobility and further develop their policies in this area.

The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are meeting the mental health needs of children in the care of local authorities.

Baroness Harris of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the final report of the Independent Monitoring Commission for Northern Ireland.

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the International Labour Organisation report Decent work for domestic workers.

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support the victims of sex trafficking.

The Lord Bishop of Ripon and Leeds to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to support the work of voluntary groups receiving public funding in deprived areas in the light of cuts in local authority budgets.

Lord Lamont of Lerwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of their involvement in the European Financial Stability Mechanism and the consequences of the eurozone debt costs for the United Kingdom economy.

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they can enhance the United Kingdom’s role in United Nations specialised agencies through clarifying objectives and better communications.

Lord Flight to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the debt problems of Greece, Ireland and Portugal and of the United Kingdom’s potential obligations to provide financial support.

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the issues arising from the common law nature of the concept of fiduciary duty.

Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for developing the role of the magistracy in the Big Society.

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of the Fraud Investigation Service of the Department for Work and Pensions and other government anti-fraud agencies.

Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Royal College of Physicians’ audit of falls and bone health in older people, bearing in mind the increase in cases of osteoporosis.

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the statement on behalf of the co-authors of the Medical Research Council PACE Trial paper that it "does not purport to be studying Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)", (a) whether the trial has met the objectives set for it, (b) of what value the study will be to those suffering from CFS/ME, and (c) what impact the findings of the PACE trial will have on (1) the eligibility of patients suffering from CFS/ME to claim social security benefits, and (2) the dependence of medical practitioners and others upon the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines for CFS/ME.

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the effects of paramedical intervention in the National Health Service.

Lord Thomas of Gresford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of current and proposed wind farms and their supporting infrastructures on the communities and landscape of mid-Wales and Shropshire.

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the United Kingdom’s current relationship with Mongolia.

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to implement the results of their consultation on their strategy for Building Stability Overseas.

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote and measure wellbeing and what role public policy should play in shaping national wellbeing.

Lord Noon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the implications for integration and extremism in the United Kingdom of their Prevent strategy.

Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to measure the extent of phone hacking by newspapers.

Baroness Jenkin of Kennington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the environmental and economic impact of feeding food waste to livestock.

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the United Kingdom’s relationship with Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus. [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
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Lord Alderdice to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in implementing the commitments made in their Response to the Humanitarian Emergency Response Review.

Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote and support the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, designated by the United Nations General Assembly for 25 November each year.

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what opportunities will be provided to promote awareness of hepatitis C within the new structures proposed for the National Health Service; and how commissioning of services to identify and treat patients suffering from hepatitis C will be improved.

Bills in Progress 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

European Union Membership (Economic Implications) [HL]

Private Member’s

Referendum (European Union) [HL]

Private Member’s

Torture (Damages) [HL]

Private Member’s

Electric Personal Vehicles (Use on Highways) [HL]

Private Member’s

Human Trafficking (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) [HL]

Private Member’s

Mental Health (Discrimination) [HL]

Private Member’s

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL]

Private Member’s

Welfare Reform

Government

13 September

Social Care Portability [HL]

Private Member’s

Scotland (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

6 September

Marine Navigation [HL]

Private Member’s

Sovereign Grant

Government

3 October

Transport for London [HL]

Private

Waiting for Commitment

Defamation [HL]

Private Member’s

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

City of London (Various Powers) [HL]

Private

Committed to a Special Public Bill Committee

Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

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

Education

Government

12 September

Armed Forces

Government

6 September

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

Marine Navigation Aids [HL]

Private Member’s

Wind Turbines (Minimum Distance from Residential Premises) [HL]

Private Member’s

Demonstrations in the Vicinity of Parliament (Removal of Authorisation Requirements) [HL]

Private Member’s

Devolution (Time) [HL]

Private Member’s

Remembrance Sunday (Closure of Shops) [HL]

Private Member’s

Parliament Square (Management) [HL]

Private Member’s

Coinage (Measurement)

Private Member’s

Re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House

Charities [HL] (Consolidation Bill)

Government

12 September

Waiting for Report

Live Music [HL]

Private Member’s

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

Localism

Government

5 September

Waiting for Third Reading

Dog Control [HL]

Private Member’s

Sent to the Commons

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

Private Member’s

Re-Export Controls [HL]

Private Member’s

Energy [HL]

Government

Building Regulations (Review) [HL]

Private Member’s

Pensions [HL] (Northern Ireland Assembly Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

Public Bodies [HL] (Northern Ireland Assembly Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

London Local Authorities [HL]

Private

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

Private

Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) [HL]

Private

Returned to the Commons Amended

Police Reform and Social Responsibility

Government

Returned to the Commons with a Reason

Fixed-term Parliaments

Government

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

The Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee has drawn attention to certain instruments in the reports indicated

Merits Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Draft Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Modifications of Enactments) Order 2011

Draft Medicines Act 1968 (Pharmacy) Order 2011

Draft Electricity and Gas (Internal Markets) Regulations 2011

Draft Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Pupil Information by Welsh Ministers) Regulations 2011

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Second Agreement amending the Cotonou Agreement) Order 2011

Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement) Order 2011

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft International Renewable Energy Agency (Legal Capacities) Order 2011

7 September

Draft Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2011

7 September

Draft Landfill (Maximum Landfill Amount) Regulations 2011

7 September

Draft Construction Contracts (England) Exclusion Order 2011

7 September

Draft Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998 (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2011

7 September

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) (Amendment) Order 2011

7 September

Draft Weights and Measures (Specified Quantities) (Unwrapped Bread and Intoxicating Liquor) Order 2011

7 September

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Insolvency Act 1986 (Disqualification from Parliament) Order 2011

Draft Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011

6 September

Draft First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees Order 2011

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires

To be considered

35th Report

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 1148)

6 September

7 September

37th Report

Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

17 October

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

Date of laying

Consideration

Second-stage super-affirmative draft Order laid before the House and referred to the Regulatory Reform Committee

Draft Legislative Reform (Industrial and Provident Societies and Credit Unions) Order 2011

19 July

National Policy Statement 

Scrutiny time expires

Consideration

Proposed National Policy Statement for Hazardous Waste

20 October

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

The date in brackets is the date of expiry of the statutory period

Report

To be considered

Proposal for order under paragraph 3 referred to the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Proposal for the Draft Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Remedial) Order 2011 [14 October]

Urgent order Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Terrorism Act 2000 (Remedial) Order 2011 [14 October]

14th Report

14 September

Committees 

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

Tuesday 6 September

Communications

Select Committee

visit to Google offices, London

European Union

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

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Draft Financial Services Bill

Joint Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 7 September

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

10.30am

Thursday 8 September

European Union

EU Sub-Committee G Social Policies and Consumer Protection

9.30am

Monday 12 September

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Energy and Transport

4.00pm

Draft House of Lords Reform Bill

Joint Committee

5.00pm

Tuesday 13 September

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 14 September

Draft Defamation Bill

Joint Committee

9.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.00am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs

11.00am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

4.00pm

Prepared 31st August 2011