House of Lords Business

Monday 21 November 2011 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision there will be for national early diagnosis campaigns for serious diseases following the enactment of the Health and Social Care Bill.

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on 8 September (HC Deb, col 543), how they will ensure higher prominence for children’s public service channels on electronic programming guides.

*Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that funds allocated to international development are spent in accordance with their objectives.

*Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking regarding the current situation in Syria through the United Nations and neighbouring countries.

§London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill Third Reading [Baroness Garden of Frognal]

†Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill Second Reading [Lord McNally] 21st Report from the Constitution Committee

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

Grand Committee in Committee Room 4A at 3.30pm

†Welfare Reform Bill Committee (day 15) [Lord Freud] 17th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Future Business 

Tuesday 22 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Renton of Mount Harry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to exploit further the United Kingdom’s natural resources of tidal power.

*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities for the outcome of the Durban climate change conference starting on 28 November, and what steps they have taken to ensure maximum possible global ownership of the agenda.

*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they continue to support European integration.

†Health and Social Care Bill Committee (day 7) [Earl Howe] 19th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 18th Report from the Constitution Committee

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Advertising and Trading) (England) Regulations 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Garden of Frognal] 29th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Electoral Regions (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Tankerness] 31st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Water Supply (Amendment to the Threshold Requirement) Regulations 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 32nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2011 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Stowell of Beeston] 31st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Wednesday 23 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Selkirk of Douglas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will continue to make representations to the National Transitional Council of Libya to make available any evidence in their possession concerning the attack on Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie in 1988 to the Lord Advocate and the Scottish police to assist their investigation.

*Baroness Knight of Collingtree to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to fund research into more effective flu vaccines, in the light of the recent report in The Lancet.

*Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to commence the duty on school governing bodies to invite and consider pupils’ views, introduced through section 157 of the Education and Skills Act 2008.

Lord McNally intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.

Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) (No. 2) Order 2011 Lord McNally to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 15 September be approved. 29th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 15 November

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) (No. 2) Order 2011 Lord McNally to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 October be approved. 30th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 15 November

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

Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill Third Reading [Lord Henley]

Public Bodies Bill [HL] Consideration of Commons Amendments [Lord Wallace of Saltaire]

Charities Bill [HL] (Consolidation Bill) Report [Baroness Verma]

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Welfare Reform Bill will continue at 3.45pm in Committee Room 4A.

Thursday 24 November at 11.00am

*Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will take to reduce the level of violence against women and girls in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Clinton-Davis to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have regarding the future of the law on unfair dismissal.

*Lord Steel of Aikwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to take action regarding the retail price of fuel at motorway service stations.

Lord Sugar to move that this House takes note of Government procurement policy. [I]Category 4: Shareholdings (a)
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Baroness Pitkeathley to move that this House takes note of the report of the Commission on Funding of Care and Support and the future of social care.

The Lord Bishop of Ripon and Leeds to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to support the work of publicly funded voluntary groups in deprived areas in the light of cuts in local authority budgets. (1½ hours)

Friday 25 November at 10.00am

European Union Membership (Economic Implications) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Pearson of Rannoch]

Human Trafficking (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord McColl of Dulwich]

Mental Health (Discrimination) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Stevenson of Coddenham]

Monday 28 November at 2.30pm

*Baroness O’Loan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking within the European Union to support the governments of Spain and France to secure peace following the declaration by ETA of a definitive cessation of all armed action.

*Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment the Gambling Commission has undertaken of the contribution being made to good causes by The Health Lottery.

*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving to provisions concerning the export and re-export of arms and to the export of software or technologies that can be used against civilian populations.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will appoint a minister to deal specifically with youth unemployment.

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Lord Roper to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on the amended Commission Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No.1290/2005 and Council Regulation (EC) No.1234/2007 as regards distribution of food products to the most deprived persons in the Union (COM(2011)634, Council Document 15054/11) (23rd Report, HL Paper 217). (Dinner break business)

Lord Roper to move to resolve that this House considers that the amended Commission Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No.1290/2005 and Council Regulation (EC) No.1234/2007 as regards distribution of food products to the most deprived persons in the Union (COM(2011)634, Council Document 15054/11) does not comply with the principle of subsidiarity, for the reasons set out in the 23rd Report of the European Union Committee, Session 2010-12 (HL Paper 217); and, in accordance with Article 6 of the Protocol on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, instructs the Clerk of the Parliaments to forward this reasoned opinion to the Presidents of the European institutions. (Dinner break business)

Tuesday 29 November at 2.30pm

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the implications of the Arab Spring for religious minorities in the countries concerned.

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have been in police custody during the past 12 months, and how many of them were black or Asian.

*Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the proposal by the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs that the European Commission should have the power to scrutinise member states’ budgets and impose such financial penalties as the Commission deems fit.

Wednesday 30 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will require that interns who work for an organisation for longer than two months should be paid at or above the rate of Jobseeker’s Allowance.

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what means they have to hold Interpol to account, especially where United Kingdom citizens are involved.

*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent the North Liverpool Community Justice Centre has met its intended objectives, what plans they have for this centre, and what improvements they would envisage to this model if it were to be further replicated.

Lord Noon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the implications for integration and extremism in the United Kingdom of their Prevent strategy. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Thursday 1 December at 11.00am

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to deal with the shortage of homes for rent.

*Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the contribution made by Pakistan as the front-line state in the "war on terror".

*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendations by the Independent Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency on how the Agency manages foreign national prisoners.

Baroness Emerton to move that this House takes note of front-line nursing care.

The Earl of Sandwich to move that this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government’s proposals for international development policy, including proposals on the situation of Dalits.

Lord Fowler to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Select Committee on HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom (HL Paper 188).

Monday 5 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will add to their priorities for the United Kingdom chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe the securing of restitution or compensation from the government of Poland for British citizens whose property in Poland was seized by the Nazi and Communist regimes.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what level of support they will give to the latest efforts of the Palestinian Authority to secure admission to full United Nations statehood.

*Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to prevent prisoner escort vans delivering young offenders to the Her Majesty’s Young Offender Institution Feltham after the contracted time of 7.30pm.

*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the aerospace industry regarding problems facing that industry.

Baroness Greenfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of digital technologies on the mind. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Tuesday 6 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of people affected by newspaper phone-hacking.

*Lord Grenfell to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have agreed a list of powers to be repatriated from the European Union, and, if so, when they expect to launch negotiations with the United Kingdom’s European partners.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the General Dental Council to raise the priority accorded to oral cancer detection and for its inclusion as a recommended topic in the list of subjects for Continuing Professional Development.

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Wednesday 7 December at 3.00pm

*Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will initiate a review of the structure of corporate governance in large United Kingdom companies, in the light of wider public and social interests in boardroom decisions.

*Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce net immigration.

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to minimise the impact on arts and cultural activities of local authority cuts.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Baroness Jay of Paddington to move that the Grand Committee do consider the Report of the Constitution Committee on The Process of Constitutional Change (15th Report, HL Paper 177).

Lord Teverson to move that the Grand Committee do consider the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU and Sudan: on the Brink of Change (18th Report, HL Paper 160).

Thursday 8 December at 11.00am

*Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that, by the age of seven, all children with retarded development of their language faculty have been identified and their problems addressed.

*The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress there has been in the European Union’s negotiations with Kosovo and Serbia.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many accidents have been caused by cyclists riding on pavements and how many cyclists have been charged with riding on pavements in the past year.

Friday 9 December at 10.00am

The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury to move that this House takes note of the situation of Christians in the Middle East.

Monday 12 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assumption they make about capacity levels at peak times at Heathrow Airport when forming their transport plans.

*Baroness Young of Hornsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that the enforcement of the rights of vulnerable workers protected by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority will not be weakened as a result of the Red Tape Challenge.

*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what checks are carried out on those claiming benefits on the grounds of disability.

*Baroness Jenkin of Kennington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making on reducing household food waste.

Tuesday 13 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many police officers are currently employed by police forces in England and Wales and how many were employed in May 2010.

*Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to speed up the adoption process.

*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take in response to the findings of Professor Colin Pritchard’s study published recently in the British Journal of Cancer.

†Wednesday 14 December at 3.00pm

†*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering legislation to strengthen measures against pre-trial publicity which may prejudice a fair trial or undermine the principle of the presumption of innocence.

†*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the quality and standard of housing for the families of members of the armed forces.

†*Lord Haskel to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their plan for growth includes steps to encourage shared ethical values and long-term stewardship in United Kingdom businesses.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 29 November for debate on 15 December. Time limit 2½ hours

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to move that this House takes note of the World Bank’s World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security and Development.

Baroness Campbell of Surbiton to move that this House takes note of the Sayce Review’s recommendations about the support for disabled people in employment provided by Access to Work.

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to move that this House takes note of the proposals for High Speed Rail 2.

Baroness Valentine to move that this House takes note of the United Kingdom’s reputation in the light of the credit crisis and the recent riots.

Baroness McDonagh to move that this House takes note of the Boundary Commission’s draft proposals for changes to constituency boundaries in England.

The Earl of Glasgow to move that this House takes note of the rights of the terminally ill in making decisions about their death, and the legal position of those assisting them.

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to move that this House takes note of how Parliament is responding to the changes brought about by the continuing devolution of powers to Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Lord Harrison to move that this House takes note of the standards and practices of public and private zoos in the United Kingdom and their relationship to European Union legislation.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House takes note of conflict, famine, and development issues in the Horn of Africa, Sudan, and the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

Lord Browne of Ladyton to move that this House takes note of the NATO Deterrence and Defence Posture Review, the United Kingdom’s role in this process, and the implications of changing NATO’s deterrence posture for European security and the relationship with Russia.

Lord Davies of Stamford to move that this House takes note of the future of the Eurozone and its implications for the United Kingdom economy.

Baroness King of Bow to move that this House takes note of the future of the adoption system in the United Kingdom.

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Joint Committee on the draft Defamation Bill (HL Paper 203).

Lord Berkeley to move that this House takes note of the report of the Thames Tunnel Commission in October 2011.

The Lord Bishop of Chester to move that this House takes note of child development in the United Kingdom and its bearing on national wellbeing.

Lord Dykes to move that this House takes note of tax evasion and avoidance in the United Kingdom.

The Earl of Clancarty to move that this House takes note of the place of the arts and creativity in schools and higher education and their significance for the future development of the arts and creative industries in the United Kingdom.

Baroness Randerson to move that this House takes note of the Commission on Devolution in Wales, chaired by Paul Silk.

Lord Mawson to move that this House takes note of the case for a co-ordinated approach towards regeneration, in particular in the new metropolitan districts in north-west England and east London.

Lord Fowler to move that this House takes note of the inquiry by Lord Justice Leveson into phone hacking by the press.

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 MacGregor of Pulham Market to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Economic Affairs Committee on Auditors: Market concentration and their role (2nd Report, HL Paper 119). 30 March 2011

Lord Inglewood to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on The governance and regulation of the BBC (2nd Report, HL Paper 166). 29 June 2011

Baroness Neuberger to move that the House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Behaviour Change (2nd Report, HL Paper 179). 17 July 2011

Lord Carter of Coles to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Innovation in EU Agriculture (19th Report, HL Paper 171). 7 July 2011

Lord Hannay of Chiswick to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU Internal Security Strategy (17th Report, HL Paper 149). 24 May 2011

Lord Harrison to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU Financial Supervisory Framework: an update (20th Report, HL Paper 181). 21 July 2011

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to move that this House takes note of the Annual Report for 2010–11 of the Information Committee (First Report, HL Paper 190). 21 July 2011

Other Motions for Debate 

Lord Lucas to move that this House takes note of the place of trust in society.

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 move that this House takes note of the ceremonial aspects of the House of Lords and their impact on public understanding of the work of the House.

Lord Norton of Louth to move that this House takes note of the case for reducing the size of the House of Lords.

Lord Dykes to move that this House takes note of the case for co-ordinated European Union defence policies.

Lord Selsdon to move that this House takes note of the future role of the Royal Navy.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House takes note of the security situation on the Korean peninsula and the response of the international community.

Lord Avebury to move that this House takes note of the human rights situation in Bahrain.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to move that this House takes note of the decline in numbers of police officers and police community support officers.

The Earl of Clancarty to move that this House takes note of the case for increasing the amount of public space in the United Kingdom and improving access to it.

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to move that this House takes note of the language and terminology used in the House of Lords and their impact on public understanding of the work of the House.

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to move that this House takes note of the report of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir John Beddington, The Future of Food and Farming: Challenges and choices for global sustainability.

Lord Desai to move that this House takes note of the challenges posed by multiculturalism, in particular how to accommodate practices of diverse faiths.

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to move that this House takes note of 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.

Lord Selsdon to move that this House takes note of the legacy of President Gorbachev and the development of democratic government.

Lord Risby to move that this House takes note of the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to move that this House takes note of proposals for the National Health Service.

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 Plant of Highfield to move that this House takes note of the role of rating agencies in the international financial system.

Lord Alderdice to move that this House takes note of the Humanitarian Emergency Response Review and the United Kingdom Government Response.

Lord Eden of Winton to move that this House takes note of the protection of rainforests.

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

†Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/2661) Baroness O’Cathain to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 8 November, be annulled on the grounds that they do not fulfil the Government’s pledge to protect properly faith groups from being compelled to register civil partnerships where it is against their beliefs.

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 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.

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.

Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to reduce the number of mothers imprisoned 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 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.

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 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 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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 steps they are taking to prevent fractures resulting from osteoporosis in the light of the Royal College of Physicians’ national audit of falls and bone health in older people.

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.

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

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

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 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.

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to mark the 35th anniversary of the introduction of the Mobility Allowance.

Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the present role of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and whether they have plans to increase awareness of its work.

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report Community or Custody published by Make Justice Work.

Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Olympic authorities about the route of the Olympic torch next year, in order to ensure maximum exposure in market towns.

Baroness Jay of Paddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they assess the application of the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Policy for Prosecutors in Respect of Cases of Encouraging or Assisting Suicide.

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they have in place to monitor the impact on humanitarian aid for the population of Gaza of the blockade by the government of Israel; and what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the blockade.

Lord McFall of Alcluith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reinvigorate occupational pensions.

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to implement the recommendations of the report Guiding patients through complexity: modern medical generalism.

Lord Carlile of Berriew to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are reviewing their guidelines in relation to the sentencing and imprisonment of former armed services personnel, in the light of the report published by the Howard League for Penal Reform on 23 June following an independent inquiry chaired by Sir John Nutting QC.

Lord Skidelsky to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for securing economic growth.

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the future of the United Kingdom civil aviation industry.

Lord Luke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they continue to support High Speed Rail 2 and, if so, why.

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of recent reforms of the higher education system on university education and research in the arts, humanities and fundamental science.

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Design Commission’s report Restarting Britain: Design Education and Growth.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 16 November and due for answer by 30 November.

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether an education charity can access the Ministry of Defence’s Community Fund for the purpose of benefiting United Kingdom cadets aged 13 to 16 and assisting them in gaining vocational qualifications; and, if so, how.   HL13466

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the effectiveness of the regulation of clinicians alleged to be incapable or incompetent.   HL13467

Lord O’Neill of Clackmannan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of (a) how many phantom mega watts have been purchased by the National Grid from Short Term Operating Reserve aggregators in the last year; and (b) what effect that has had on the price of electricity for consumers.   HL13468

Lord O’Neill of Clackmannan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of phantom mega watts on the security of supply of electricity in the United Kingdom. 
   HL13469

Lord O’Neill of Clackmannan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce an independent auditor of the delivery of contracts between Short Term Operating Reserve aggregators and National Grid.   HL13470

Lord Gardiner of Kimble to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent metal theft from war memorials and other public monuments.   HL13471

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent report by Crohn’s and Colitis UK Crohn’s, Colitis and Employment-from Career Aspirations to Reality, and its implications for the NHS Outcomes Framework improvement area of "improving functional ability in people with long term conditions".   HL13472

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the NHS Commissioning Board and local commissioners to deliver the recommendations from the report by Crohn’s and Colitis UK Crohn’s, Colitis and Employment-from Career Aspirations to Reality. 
   HL13473

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government which persons or organisations within the United Kingdom opposed the bringing into force of section 9(5)(a) of the Equality Act 2010, as claimed in a statement by Mr Hoggan to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 24 August.   HL13474

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many representations they have received on High Speed 2.   HL13475

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to review the formula used to regulate rail fare increases.   HL13476

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are preparing for the forthcoming decennial review of the Common Fisheries Policy.   HL13477

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce the discarding of fish.   HL13478

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the ecomanagement of fisheries.   HL13479

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the proposals from the European Commission for transferable fishing concessions.   HL13480

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether European Court of Justice judgements on the status of herbal products have affected the ability of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to enforce Directive 2004/24/EC.   HL13481

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many full-time equivalent members of staff at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency are currently working on enforcement of Directive 2004/24/EC.   HL13482

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how long it will take to monitor the 2,915 herbal products currently being marketed for sale under the section 12(2), exemption from licensing, contained in the Medicines Act 1968.   HL13483

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many herbal medicinal products have been reclassified and sold as herbal food supplements in the last 12 months.   HL13484

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures to reduce unemployment among people aged under 25 (a) they have taken in the past 12 months, and (b) they are planning for the future.   HL13485

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the name of the senior officer in the Department of Health responsible for the establishment of Health Education England as a Special Health Authority; and how many meetings that officer has had to date in that role with (a) the Secretary of State for Health, and (b) other health ministers.   HL13486

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the 168 train carriages supplied to National Express East Anglia are surplus to the requirements of the new franchisee, Abellio; to which other franchises they will be deployed; and when.   HL13487

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times in each of the last five years judicial review proceedings have been brought against the Department for Transport and its Ministers; and how many of those proceedings have resulted in orders, declarations, injunctions or the awarding of damages.   HL13488

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will enable franchisees in new rail franchises to follow the recommendations of Sir Roy McNulty’s independent rail value for money study Realising the Potential of GB Rail.   HL13489

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether current arrangements for corporate taxation cover the trade that internet-based multinationals carry out in the United Kingdom.   HL13490

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will require online retailers such as Amazon.co.uk to publish on their websites the full name, business address, contact telephone number, email address, and VAT number of their third-party sellers so that customers can satisfy themselves that no VAT fraud is involved.   HL13491

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will refer Amazon.co.uk to the Competition Commission in the light of the dominant position of Amazon Marketplace.   HL13492

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many responses to the Family Justice Review consultation concerned (a) public law, and (b) private law; and how many were from children, broken down by age group.   HL13493

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government, regarding the public events held by the Family Justice Review, (a) when and where each event was held, (b) what was the attendance at each event, and (c) when, how and to whom each event was promoted.   HL13494

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what demographic data they hold on families involved in the family justice system.   HL13495

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they hold regarding the length of family court hearings.   HL13496

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what data they hold regarding the use of court rooms in respect of hearings under the Children Act 1989.   HL13497

Baroness Trumpington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take regarding the use of powers conferred by Part 3 of the Police and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (Parliament Square and surrounding area); and when they will take such action.   HL13498

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the British Council spends on international development work by (a) country, and (b) theme.   HL13499

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to incorporate into their work the recommendations of the World Bank’s World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security and Development.   HL13500

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of their funding for international development work goes to projects that last for (a) one year, (b) one to three years, (c) three to five years, and (d) five years or more.   HL13501

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of their bilateral funding, broken down by country, goes directly to (a) states and state actors, and (b) non-state and external actors such as international non-governmental organisations.   HL13502

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities for the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, to be held in Busan, South Korea.   HL13503

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in their review, announced in January 2011, of current arrangements for parliamentary engagement in European Union issues.   HL13504

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 15 November (HL Deb, col 579), whether United Kingdom companies are permitted to sell surveillance technology to Iran; and, if so, what criteria they use to judge whether sales of surveillance technology are permissible.   HL13505

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they would oppose the introduction by the European Union of a financial activity charge levied as a regulatory cost offset and structured on an ad valorem basis.   HL13506

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are engaging with the European Union on the necessary conditions for an effective financial transactions tax.   HL13507

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Sassoon on 15 November (HL Deb, col 676), what steps they have taken to foster competition in the provision of credit ratings in the United Kingdom; and whether they have made representations to the European Commission to refer credit ratings agencies to European competition authorities.   HL13508

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have the power to stop efforts in the European Union to harmonise and increase the scope of credit rating agency liability.   HL13509

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the United Kingdom’s rate of economic growth during the 12 months to the end of September 2011 was lower than that achieved by any other European Union country with the exception of Cyprus, Greece and Portugal; and what action they are taking to improve this relative performance.   HL13510

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 9 November (WA 52), how they ensure that requests for abortions in the United Kingdom are not being made for reasons of sex selection.   HL13511

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many students, broken down by subject, continued their education at sixth-form level in (a) 2010, and (b) 2011.   HL13512

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many sick days teachers in maintained schools have taken, by local authority, in the past year.   HL13513

Lord Adebowale to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children in the United Kingdom live with parents who misuse alcohol; and what action they are taking to tackle this issue.   HL13514

Baroness Brinton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, using the latest available figures, how many 19–24 year olds were on full-time further education courses funded by the Skills Funding Agency in England; and what proportion were (a) in employment, (b) unemployed, and (1) in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance, (2) not in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance, and (c) economically inactive.   HL13515

Baroness Brinton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, using the latest available figures, what proportion of adults aged 24 and over studying full-time who completed (a) a level three course, and (b) a level four course, took longer than (1) three years, (2) four years, and (3) five years.   HL13516

Baroness Brinton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, using the latest available figures, what proportion of adults aged 24 and over studying part-time who completed (a) a level three course, and (b) a level four course, took longer than (1) three years, (2) four years, and (3) five years.   HL13517

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland will announce his decision on whether to open a public inquiry into the Omagh bombing in 1998. 
   HL13518

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House on a monthly basis the number of Questions for Written Answer to each Government department and the number of questions unanswered within ten working days.   HL13519

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their criteria for recognising a country include human rights; and, if not, why.   HL13520

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 15 November (WA 134), whether the Ulster Scots language and culture is being treated equally in the United Kingdom.   HL13521

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Marland on 16 November (HL13188) concerning the price of energy, how they define "small suppliers".   HL13522

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 13 November (WA 130), whether they will place a copy of the relevant information on the European Court of Human Rights’ website in the Library of the House.   HL13523

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the holding of Commissioner Williams in tribunal case CIB/664/2005, the Department for Work and Pensions will make available to all appeal tribunals, claimants and representatives the Logic Integrated Medical Treatment (LIMA) Technical Manual 2011; and whether they will place a copy in the Library of the House together with a copy of the LIMA software questionnaire used for assessment of claimants by healthcare professionals.   HL13524

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what date (a) genetically modified mosquito eggs were exported for open release in Panama; (b) Panama was notified of that export; and (c) the export notification was sent to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; and whether they will place a copy of the export notification documents, including the risk assessment, in the Library of the House.   HL13525

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 14 November (WA 104), on what scientific basis he states that the majority of claimants with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis do not exhibit complex nervous system signs. 
   HL13526

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 14 November (WA 104), how, if ATOS Healthcare does not assess patients according to their illness label, they distinguish between claimants with neurological conditions and those without. 
   HL13527

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 14 November (WA 104), whether ATOS Healthcare nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists who assess employment and support allowance claimants are qualified to diagnose objective neurological signs.   HL13528

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many emergency hospital admissions there were for people in residential care with a diagnosis of dementia in (a) each primary care trust, and (b) England, in each of the last five years.   HL13529

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many dementia specialist nurses were employed in (a) each primary care trust, and (b) England, in each of the last five years.   HL13530

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (a) hospital admissions, and (b) emergency hospital admissions, were for people with a diagnosis of dementia in (1) each primary care trust, and (2) England, in each of the last five years.   HL13531

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients with dementia were registered by general practices through the Quality and Outcomes Framework in (a) each primary care trust, and (b) England, in each of the last five years.   HL13532

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of (a) hospital admissions, and (b) emergency hospital admissions, on health outcomes for people with a diagnosis of dementia.   HL13533

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to announce the membership of the Commission to consider the West Lothian question announced in September; and whether the membership of the Commission will include representatives of each of the devolved administrations.   HL13534

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the Department for International Development’s expenditure on human resources for health in 2010–11 has been allocated specifically to meet the sexual and reproductive health needs of the poorest and most marginalised groups.   HL13535

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the Department for International Development’s expenditure on human resources for health in 2010–11 has been allocated to youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services.   HL13536

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the Department for International Development’s expenditure on human resources for health in 2010–11 has been allocated to strengthening sexual and reproductive health community services.   HL13537

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support and guidance the Department for International Development provides to its country offices and grantees on the development of businesses cases and on value for money to ensure that reproductive, maternal and newborn health programmes and services will benefit the poorest 40 per cent of the populations in which they are based, as proposed in its framework document Choices for women: planned pregnancies, safe births and healthy newborns.   HL13538

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the role of education programmes funded by the Department for International Development in delivering the results outlined in its framework document Choices for women: planned pregnancies, safe births and healthy newborns.   HL13539

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

5 September (19 September)

HL11639 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [HO]

4 October (18 October)

HL12093 Lord Sheikh [HO]

HL12132 Lord Roberts of Conwy [WO]

HL12133 Lord Roberts of Conwy [WO]

12 October (26 October)

HL12376 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [WO]

HL12399 Lord Janner of Braunstone [MoD]

18 October (1 November)

HL12542 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [HO]

HL12543 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [HO]

HL12556 The Duke of Montrose [WO]

HL12561 Baroness Goudie [DfID]

20 October (3 November)

HL12651 Lord Bradshaw [DfT]

25 October (8 November)

HL12784 Lord Barnett [CO]

26 October (9 November)

HL12819 Lord Willis of Knaresborough [CO]

HL12835 Baroness Hamwee [HO]

27 October (10 November)

HL12888 Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen [DCMS]

31 October (14 November)

HL12934 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [HO]

HL12970 Lord Ouseley [HO]

HL12971 Lord Ouseley [HO]

1 November (15 November)

HL13000 Lord Ouseley [HO]

HL13001 Lord Ouseley [HO]

HL13002 Lord Ouseley [HO]

HL13003 Lord Ouseley [HO]

HL13005 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL13019 Baroness Massey of Darwen [DfE]

HL13027 Lord Hylton [HO]

2 November (16 November)

HL13069 Lord Morris of Manchester [DCMS]

HL13078 Lord Marlesford [DfT]

HL13094 Lord Jones of Cheltenham [DEFRA]

HL13097 Lord Jones of Cheltenham [DfE]

HL13098 Lord Jones of Cheltenham [HO]

HL13105 Lord Laird [HO]

HL13106 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [HO]

HL13107 Lord Tebbit [CO]

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

[CO] 3

[DCMS] 2

[DEFRA] 1

[DfE] 2

[DfID] 1

[DfT] 2

[HO] 16

[MoD] 1

[NIO] 1

[WO] 4

Bills in Progress 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

European Union Membership (Economic Implications) [HL]

Private Member’s

25 November

Referendum (European Union) [HL]

Private Member’s

Torture (Damages) [HL]

Private Member’s

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

Private Member’s

25 November

Mental Health (Discrimination) [HL]

Private Member’s

25 November

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

Social Care Portability [HL]

Private Member’s

Marine Navigation [HL]

Private Member’s

Company Remuneration [HL]

Private Member’s

Scrap Metal Dealers (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims (Amendment)

Private Member’s

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (Northern Ireland Assembly Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

21 November

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

Bank of Ireland (UK) plc

Private

Committed to a Select Committee

City of Westminster [HL]

Private

Leeds City Council

Private

24 November

Reading Borough Council

Private

24 November

Canterbury City Council

Private

24 November

Nottingham City Council

Private

24 November

Committed to a Grand Committee

Welfare Reform

Government

21 November

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

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

Scotland (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

Health and Social Care (Northern Ireland Assembly Legislative Consent Motion, Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

22 November

Protection of Freedoms (in respect of clauses 1–25, 54–56, 64–84 and Schedules 1, 4 and 7) (Northern Ireland Assembly Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

Waiting for Report

Charities [HL] (Consolidation Bill)

Government

23 November

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

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

Government

Waiting for Third Reading

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

23 November

Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures

Government

23 November

London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

21 November

Sent to the Commons

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

Private Member’s

Re-Export Controls [HL]

Private Member’s

Building Regulations (Review) [HL]

Private Member’s

Live Music [HL]

Private Member’s

Dog Control [HL]

Private Member’s

London Local Authorities [HL]

Private

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

Private

Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) [HL]

Private

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Amendments

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

Government

23 November

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

Draft Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Inspections etc.) Regulations 2011

Draft Elected Local Policing Bodies (Complaints and Misconduct) Regulations 2011

Draft Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations (Amendment) Order 2011

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Advertising and Trading) (England) Regulations 2011

22 November

Draft Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Electoral Regions (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2011

22 November

Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2011

22 November

Draft Water Supply (Amendment to the Threshold Requirement) Regulations 2011

22 November

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) (No. 2) Order 2011

23 November

Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) (No. 2) Order 2011

23 November

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Insolvency Act 1986 (Disqualification from Parliament) Order 2011

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires

To be considered

40th Report

Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 3) Regulations 2011

18 November

Remedial Order 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 reported from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

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

19th Report

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 Committee Bulletin.

Thursday 17 November

European Union

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

10.00am

Monday 21 November

Privacy and Injunctions

Joint Committee

2.00pm
in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Energy and Transport

4.00pm

Draft House of Lords Reform Bill

Joint Committee

4.30pm
in the Moses Room

Tuesday 22 November

European Union

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

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Science and Technology

Select Committee

3.30pm

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Draft Financial Services Bill

Joint Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 23 November

Constitution

Select Committee

10.00am

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

11.00am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

3.35pm

Information

Domestic Committee

3.45pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 24 November

European Union

EU Sub-Committee G Social Policies and Consumer Protection

9.30am

Canterbury City Council Bill
Leeds City Council Bill
Nottingham City Council Bill
Reading Borough Council Bill

Select Committee

11.00am

Tuesday 29 November

Science and Technology

Sub-Committee I STEM Higher Education

3.30pm
in the Archbishops’ Room, Millbank House

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Monday 5 December

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Procedure of the House

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 6 December

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Thursday 15 December

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 16 November 2011 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Norwich.

Select Committee Report

1 Constitution 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Part 1 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill. (21st Report, HL Paper 222)

Public Business

2 Unemployment: young people A question was asked by Lord Peston and answered by Lord Freud.

3 Supreme Court: President A question was asked by Lord Pannick and answered by Lord McNally.

4 Bahrain A question was asked by Lord Hoyle and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

5 UNESCO A question was asked by Lord Rennard and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

6 Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Community Infrastructure Levy Functions) Order 2011 Baroness Hanham moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 7 September be approved. The motion was agreed to.

7 West Northamptonshire Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) (Amendment) Order 2011 Baroness Hanham moved that the Order laid before the House on 10 October be approved. The motion was agreed to.

8 Health and Social Care Bill After debate, the bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 60A. Amendments were considered. The Committee stage was adjourned after clause 19 was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 8.14pm until Monday 21 November at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in Committee Room 4A at 2.00pm.

Welfare Reform Bill The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 86ZZZUA. The Committee adjourned after amendment 86E.

The Committee adjourned at 6.11pm.

Prepared 17th November 2011