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House of Lords Business

Wednesday 21 March 2012 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Baroness Morgan of Drefelin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes are planned to the Work Capability Assessment following their informal consultation on accounting for the effects of cancer treatments.

*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risks posed by implementation of the Health and Social Care Bill to HIV/Aids programmes.

*Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many checks have been conducted by the Criminal Records Bureau since it was established, and at what total cost to applicants.

*Lord Knight of Weymouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to protect communities, food producers and habitats from the threat of drought in England.

London Local Authorities Bill [HL] Consideration of Commons Amendments [The Chairman of Committees]

[Unless any Lord objects the Chairman of Committees intends to move all the amendments en bloc. The amendments are available in the Printed Paper Office.]

Scotland Bill Committee (day 5) [Lord Wallace of Tankerness] 17th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 17th Report from the Constitution Committee

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley] 41st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Schedule 5 to the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (Modification) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley] 43rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Localism Act 2011 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Hanham] 41st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Parish Councils (General Power of Competence) (Prescribed Conditions) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Hanham] 41st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Future Business 

Thursday 22 March at 11.00am

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will implement the commitment made in December 2010 that new legislation and policy will be assessed against the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

*Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current political situation in the Maldives.

*Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to raise awareness of the work undertaken by the International Criminal Court, and to provide support for it, in this 10th anniversary year of the coming into force of the Rome Statute.

†*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report issued by the Electoral Commission on 15 March on the election of police and crime commissioners.

Lord Sassoon to move that this House takes note of the economy of the United Kingdom in the light of the Budget Statement. (5 hours)

Baroness Young of Hornsey to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Safety First: Mobility of Healthcare Professionals in the EU (22nd Report, HL Paper 201).

Monday 26 March at 2.30pm

The Lord Bishop of Winchester will be introduced.

*Lord Hannay of Chiswick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the assistance given by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to the Regional Anti-Piracy Prosecutions and Intelligence Co-ordination Centre in the Seychelles will include information gleaned from Suspicious Activity Reports.

*Viscount Goschen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that disruption to businesses in London caused by the 2012 Olympic Games is minimised.

*Lord Walker of Aldringham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of servicemen and women being made redundant from the armed forces are expected to be between the ages of 18 and 24.

*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish their response to the consultation on Scotland’s constitutional future.

†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 Tuesday 27 March to allow the Water Industry (Financial Assistance) Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day.

Lord De Mauley intends to move the following six motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Public Bodies (Abolition of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) Order 2012 Lord De Mauley to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 19 January be approved. 51st Report from the Merits Committee, 39th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 19 March

Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 23) (Investment Companies) Regulations 2012 Lord De Mauley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 February be approved. 41st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 19 March

Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2012 Lord De Mauley to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 27 February be approved. 42nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 19 March

Industrial Training Levy (Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2012 Lord De Mauley to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 27 February be approved. 42nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 19 March

Postal Services Act 2011 (Disclosure of Information) Order 2012 Lord De Mauley to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 27 February be approved. 42nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 19 March

Postal Services Act 2011 (Penalties) (Rules for Calculation of Turnover) Order 2012 Lord De Mauley to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 9 February be approved. 41st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 19 March

†Insolvency Act 1986 (Disqualification from Parliament) Order 2012 Lord Shutt of Greetland to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 3 May 2011 be approved. 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 20 March

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

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. (1 hour)

Baroness Browning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implementation of the Autism Act 2009 and associated Autism Strategy. (1 hour)

Baroness Taylor of Bolton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve awareness of the potential health hazards of Para-Phenylenediamine (PPD) in hair dyes and cosmetics, and to improve research in this area. (1 hour)

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what provisions they are making to support the government of South Sudan, with particular reference to the development of good governance and responding to the humanitarian crisis. (1 hour)

Tuesday 27 March at 2.30pm

*Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce legislation to implement their alcohol strategy.

*Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent the expansion of grammar schools onto satellite sites.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that every eligible United Kingdom citizen between the age of 18 and 25 registers to vote.

†Procedure of the House The Chairman of Committees to move that the 11th Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 253) be agreed to.

†Liaison The Chairman of Committees to move that the 3rd Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 279) be agreed to.

Lord Hill of Oareford intends to move the following three motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

†Schools (Specification and Disposal of Articles) Regulations 2012 Lord Hill of Oareford to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 19 January be approved. 39th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 20 March

†Alternative Provision Academies (Consequential Amendments to Acts) (England) Order 2012 Lord Hill of Oareford to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 1 February be approved. 40th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 20 March

†Children Act 2004 Information Database (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2012 Lord Hill of Oareford to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 1 February be approved. 41st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 20 March

Parliament Square (Management) Bill [HL] Report [Lord Marlesford]

†Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill Third Reading [Lord McNally] 21st Report from the Constitution Committee, 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

†Water Industry (Financial Assistance) Bill Second Reading [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] (Money Bill)

Wednesday 28 March at 11.00am

*Lord Gardiner of Kimble to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to facilitate the establishment of a national water grid.

*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in eliminating Japanese knotweed from the United Kingdom.

*Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that students who are resident in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and attend Scottish universities will pay the same fees as those living in other European Union member states.

†Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Social Security and Revenue Information) Regulations 2012 Lord Wallace of Saltaire to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 February be approved. 42nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 20 March

Monday 16 April at 2.30pm

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to complete their consultation on aviation policy and to publish their conclusions.

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to enable boat users requiring diesel fuel and travelling to other European Union member states to comply with the European Union Energy Products Directive.

*Baroness Rendell of Babergh to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will incorporate social tourism policies, such as the provision of holidays by the Family Holiday Association for people living on a low income, in future tourism strategies.

*Lord Haskel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to preserve the privacy of the public in view of the increasing use of data collection on the internet and the trading of this information.

†Tuesday 17 April at 2.30pm

†*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what lessons learned from the privatisation of British Rail they will apply to any plans for increased private involvement in the United Kingdom’s motorway and trunk road network.

†*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to use automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) systems to detect uninsured drivers and the use of unregistered vehicles.

†*Viscount Hanworth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the Kay Review on United Kingdom Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision Making; and whether they intend to take any consequential action.

Select Committee Reports 

The date on which the report was published is in italics

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

Baroness O’Cathain to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Tunnel Vision? Completing the European rail market (24th Report, HL Paper 229). 2 December 2011

Lord Krebs to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Nuclear Research and Development Capabilities (3rd Report, HL Paper 221). 22 November 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 Kennedy of Southwark to move that this House takes note of the decline in numbers of police officers and police community support officers.

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.

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to move that this House takes note of the quality and extent of the equipment and facilities of the House of Lords to remedy the disability of hard-hearing.

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 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.

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 Marlesford to move that this House takes note of the case for enhanced security and tighter operational command in the UK Border Agency.

The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to move that this House takes note of the conclusions of the International Afghanistan Conference in Bonn and the prospects for peace in Afghanistan.

Lord Moynihan to move that this House takes note of the case for formulating and implementing a comprehensive cross-departmental Olympic sports legacy policy for the United Kingdom covering Olympic and non-Olympic sport, and recreational and sport facilities.

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to move that this House takes note of the situation in Syria.

Lord Phillips of Sudbury to move that this House takes note of the cumulative impact on society of the volume and complexity of legislation.

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

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 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 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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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 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.

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 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 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.

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.

The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the International Afghanistan Conference in Bonn and the prospects for peace in Afghanistan.

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to enable the voluntary sector to participate in the delivery of public services.

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans for a co-ordinated approach towards regeneration, in particular in the new metropolitan districts emerging in north-west England and east London and, if so, what they are.

Baroness Andrews to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have in place to reduce youth unemployment.

Baroness Kingsmill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support the British fashion industry.

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, as a guarantor country, what they see as the chief barriers to progress towards the reunification of Cyprus; and what approaches they are considering to overcome these.

Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for tackling discrimination, harassment and outdated attitudes towards disabled people, following the publication of their discussion document Fulfilling Potential.

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the importance of the fashion and related industries to the United Kingdom’s economy, and of how they can be supported.

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have raised the issue of human rights in Indian-administered Kashmir with the government of India.

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have with regard to residential service charges.

Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to improve both the quality of care and the overall survival rates for pancreatic cancer in the United Kingdom.

Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to promote the teaching of Classics in schools.

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to promote the Access to Work mental health support service.

Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to resolve the issues of operational tempo, pay, pensions and housing affecting Armed Forces personnel reported in the latest Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body Report; and how they ensure that such steps are compatible with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 20 March and due for answer by 3 April.

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 7 March (WA 421–2), which organisations representing pleasure craft users they consulted, either in the United Kingdom or in other European Union member states.   HL16567

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 7 March (WA 421–2), what steps they have taken to ascertain how many suppliers around the United Kingdom are willing and able to supply white diesel for marine use, to consult formally about the effect of the regulations on marine businesses and other users both in the United Kingdom and in other European Union member states, and to undertake a study into the potential impacts on business. 
   HL16568

Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government how widely available in-vitro diagnostic tests are in the National Health Service; and how such testing is regulated.   HL16569

Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the groups of diseases or other health-related issues for which in-house pathology tests using in-vitro methods have been developed in the National Health Service.   HL16570

Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the use of in-vitro diagnostic tests in the National Health Service has led to any serious issues or problems; and, if so, to which regulatory authority any such incidents have been reported.   HL16571

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have provided to the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) on the replacement of the discretionary social fund by local authority provision and on the potential impact on demand for the LGO’s services. 
   HL16572

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have advised the Local Government Ombudsman about conducting reviews of refusals for emergency support when Crisis Loans are replaced by local authority provision.   HL16573

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord De Mauley on 25 January (HL Deb, col 1073), when they will publish on the Department for Work and Pensions website the outcomes of the workshops conducted with local authorities about the funds transferred from the social fund to local provision.   HL16574

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the commitment to distribute the funds transferred from the social fund to local authorities through a specific revenue grant will extend beyond the year of transfer.   HL16575

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as requested by Baroness Hollis of Heigham on 11 January (HL Deb, col 215), they will circulate to the members of the House taking part in that debate a draft of the settlement letter which will accompany the transfer of funds from the social fund to local authorities.   HL16576

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to place in the Library of the House the outcome of the review of local authorities’ use of the funds transferred from the social fund, due to take place in 2014–15.   HL16577

Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to keep the historic naval vessel HMS Caroline at its present berth in Belfast.   HL16578

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure a steady workload at United Kingdom shipyards until the construction of the type 26 global combat ship is started.   HL16579

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timetable for delivering the actions they list in Creating the conditions for integration, published in February; and how they will provide national leadership in cases where local institutions do not assist integration.   HL16580

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage, through both neighbouring states and United Nations institutions, the agreement of a comprehensive settlement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, including the implementation of existing agreements; and how any such plans relate to the rest of the horn of Africa.   HL16581

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 15 March (WA 87), whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the full proposal for the grant of £90 million, submitted to the Department for International Development by BBC Media Action on 8 July 2011; and whether they will publish any associated correspondence between the Department and the BBC on this matter in 2011.   HL16582

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Cabinet Manual does not include, in the section on the formation of a minority administration, guidance on the circumstances in which the incumbent Prime Minister would be advised to resign; what they understand "a clear alternative" to mean; and whether they will act to further clarify these areas of uncertainty.   HL16583

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 15 March (WS 43–4), what are the current and future employer and employee rates of contributions to ministerial pensions; what are the related Exchequer contributions; and what is the level of the liability for ministerial pensions.   HL16584

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 10 January (WA 65–6), what current liabilities of the Royal Mail Pension Plan are included in the Whole of Government Accounts; what is the level of Royal Mail assets that is so included; what are the rates of employer and employee contributions; and what, if any, subsidies have been made to the scheme by Royal Mail in the last five years.   HL16585

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take action to ensure that all complaints made by individuals to the South Wales Constabulary are registered and recorded immediately.   HL16586

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Earl Attlee on 20 March, what powers they have to review the Greater London Authority transport grant should Transport for London use the grant to reduce fares rather than invest in upgrades and the other investment projects referred to in the statement.   HL16587

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 8 June 2010 (WA 33), how the "new measures on lorry mirrors to improve the visibility of cyclists and pedestrians" have been implemented.   HL16588

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) foundation trusts, and (2) non-foundation trusts, missed their accident and emergency targets during the nine months to 31 December 2011; and what were the comparable figures for the 12 months to 31 March 2011.   HL16589

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many clinical commissioning groups have identified (1) their board chairs, and (2) their accountable officers; and what proportion of each of those are general practitioners.   HL16590

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many commissioning support services for clinical commissioning groups are expected to be identified by 1 April 2012; and how many of those are expected to be led by former primary care trust managers.   HL16591

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made as a result of decisions taken at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth in October 2011.   HL16592

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

9 February (23 February)

HL15602 Lord Campbell-Savours [MoD]

HL15625 Lord Ashcroft [DfE]

16 February (1 March)

HL15847 Lord Tebbit [CO]

1 March (15 March)

HL16131 Lord Marlesford [HO]

5 March (19 March)

HL16149 Lord Alton of Liverpool [FCO]

HL16174 Lord Laird [FCO]

6 March (20 March)

HL16201 Lord Laird [HO]

HL16207 Baroness Smith of Basildon [DEFRA]

HL16208 Baroness Smith of Basildon [DEFRA]

HL16215 Lord West of Spithead [MoD]

HL16235 Lord Patten [FCO]

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

[CO] 1

[DEFRA] 2

[DfE] 1

[FCO] 3

[HO] 2

[MoD] 2

Bills in Progress 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

Water Industry (Financial Assistance) (Money Bill-15 March)

Government

27 March

Referendum (European Union) [HL]

Private Member’s

Torture (Damages) [HL]

Private Member’s

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

Caravan Sites [HL]

Private Member’s

Inheritance (Cohabitants) [HL]

Private Member’s

Smoke-free Private Vehicles [HL]

Private Member’s

Trusts (Capital and Income) [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

Waiting for Commitment

Defamation [HL]

Private Member’s

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

City of London (Various Powers) [HL]

Private

Committed to a Select Committee

City of Westminster [HL]

Private

Transport for London [HL]

Private

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

Scotland (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

21 March

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

Private Member’s

Mental Health (Discrimination) [HL]

Private Member’s

Subterranean Development [HL]

Private Member’s

Airports (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

Waiting for Report

Parliament Square (Management) [HL]

Private Member’s

27 March

Waiting for Third Reading

Remembrance Sunday (Closure of Shops) [HL]

Private Member’s

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

Government

27 March

Leeds City Council

Private

Reading Borough Council

Private

Canterbury City Council

Private

Nottingham City Council

Private

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

Dog Control [HL]

Private Member’s

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

Devolution (Time) [HL]

Private Member’s

European Union Membership (Economic Implications) [HL]

Private Member’s

House of Lords (Amendment) [HL] (formerly House of Lords Reform)

Private Member’s

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

Private

Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) [HL]

Private

Returned to the Commons Amended

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

Government

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Amendments

London Local Authorities [HL]

Private

21 March

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Reasons and Amendments

Protection of Freedoms (Northern Ireland Assembly Legislative Consent Motion)

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 Greater London Authority Act 1999 (Amendment) Order 2012

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Localism Act 2011 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2012

21 March

Draft Parish Councils (General Power of Competence) (Prescribed Conditions) Order 2012

21 March

Draft Apprenticeships (Alternative English Completion Conditions) Regulations 2012

Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2012

21 March

Draft Schedule 5 to the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (Modification) Order 2012

21 March

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Employment Tribunals Act 1996 (Tribunal Composition) Order 2012

Draft Unfair Dismissal and Statement of Reasons for Dismissal (Variation of Qualifying Period) Order 2012

Draft Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 23) (Investment Companies) Regulations 2012

26 March

Draft Postal Services Act 2011 (Penalties) (Rules for Calculation of Turnover) Order 2012

26 March

Draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2012

26 March

Draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2012

26 March

Draft Postal Services Act 2011 (Disclosure of Information) Order 2012

26 March

Draft Schools (Specification and Disposal of Articles) Regulations 2012

27 March

Draft Alternative Provision Academies (Consequential Amendments to Acts) (England) Order 2012

27 March

Draft Children Act 2004 Information Database (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2012

27 March

Draft Insolvency Act 1986 (Disqualification from Parliament) Order 2012

26 March

Draft Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Social Security and Revenue Information) Regulations 2012

28 March

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2012

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Notification Requirements) (England and Wales) Regulations 2012

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires

To be considered

55th Report

Student Fees (Basic and Higher Amounts) (Approved Plans) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

19 April

57th Report

Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) (Amendment) Order 2012

2 May

Special Procedure Order in Progress 

Date of Laying

Waiting for Chairmen’s report

Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011

29 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

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

Draft Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Remedial) Order 2012 [21 May]

19th Report

Public Bodies Orders in Progress 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Orders waiting for consideration by the Merits Committee

Draft Inland Waterways Advisory Council (Abolition) Order 2012 43rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

17 April

Draft British Waterways Board (Transfer of Functions) Order 2012 43rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

17 April

Draft Orders reported from the Merits Committee

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Courts Boards) Order 2012 53rd Report from the Merits Committee, 41st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

27 March

Draft Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances (Abolition) Order 2012 56th Report from the Merits Committee, 42nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

25 April

Draft Order considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) Order 2012 51st Report from the Merits Committee, 39th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

15 March

26 March

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.

Wednesday 21 March

Draft House of Lords Reform Bill

Joint Committee

9.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

10.00am

European Union

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

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs

11.00am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

4.00pm

Thursday 22 March

European Union

EU Sub-Committee G Social Policy and Consumer Affairs

9.30am

European Union

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

10.00am

Monday 26 March

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 27 March

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Merits of Statutory Instruments

Select Committee

3.30pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 28 March

Constitution

Select Committee

10.00am

Wednesday 25 April

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 26 April

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 20 March 2012 

The House met at 9.45am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Wakefield.

1 Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Baroness Anelay of St Johns moved that the House do now proceed to Westminster Hall for the purpose of presenting the Humble Address ordered on 15 March to be presented to Her Majesty; and that thereafter the House do adjourn until 3.00pm. The motion was agreed to. Then the House proceeded to Westminster Hall, where the Lord Speaker presented to Her Majesty the Humble Address ordered on 15 March, and Her Majesty was graciously pleased to Reply.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

Select Committee Reports

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

57th Report, on the following instrument:  
Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) (Amendment) Order 2012. (HL Paper 277)

3 Economic Affairs 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

The Economic Impact and Effectiveness of Development Aid. (6th Report, HL Paper 278)

4 Liaison 
The 3rd Report from the Liaison Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 279)

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

The EU: Sudan and South Sudan-follow-up report. (HL Paper 280)

Public Business

6 Groceries code adjudicator A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of Wakefield and answered by Lord De Mauley.

7 Food: waste A question was asked by the Earl of Selborne and answered by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

8 Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee: Commonwealth A question was asked by Baroness O’Cathain and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

9 Medical research A question was asked by Lord Taverne and answered by Lord De Mauley.

10 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 144A. Amendment 144A was disagreed to (see division list 1). Amendments were agreed to. Amendment 151AZA was moved. After debate, the House divided. The numbers were equal (see division list 2), so the amendment was disagreed to in accordance with Standing Order 56. Amendment 153 was disagreed to (see division list 3). The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 135)

11 Protection of Freedoms Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with reasons and amendments. The reasons and amendments were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 134)

12 Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2012 
Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Social Security and Revenue Information) Regulations 2012 
Schools (Specification and Disposal of Articles) Regulations 2012 
Alternative Provision Academies (Consequential Amendments to Acts) (England) Order 2012 
Children Act 2004 Information Database (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2012 
Insolvency Act 1986 (Disqualification from Parliament) Order 2012

The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft statutory instruments.

The House adjourned at 12.38am on Wednesday 21 March until 3.00pm the same day.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2012 Lord Henley moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Social Security and Revenue Information) Regulations 2012 Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Social Security and Revenue Information) Regulations 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Schools (Specification and Disposal of Articles) Regulations 2012 Lord Hill of Oareford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Schools (Specification and Disposal of Articles) Regulations 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Alternative Provision Academies (Consequential Amendments to Acts) (England) Order 2012 Lord Hill of Oareford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Alternative Provision Academies (Consequential Amendments to Acts) (England) Order 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Children Act 2004 Information Database (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2012 Lord Hill of Oareford moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Children Act 2004 Information Database (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Insolvency Act 1986 (Disqualification from Parliament) Order 2012 Lord Shutt of Greetland moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Insolvency Act 1986 (Disqualification from Parliament) Order 2012. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 5.54pm.

Papers 

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

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Consequential Amendment Regulations 2012, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.    (867)

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report for 2011 of the Service Complaints Commissioner for the Armed Forces, laid under the Armed Forces Act 2006.

Divisions on 20 March 2012 

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill

Division No. 1

Lord Beecham moved amendment 144A, in clause 54, page 39, line 29, at end to insert "and in either case, the regulated person and the person by or to whom the business is referred, each act in the course of a business carried on for profit". The House divided:

Contents 173

Not-contents 257

Contents

Adonis, L.

Ahmed, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Bach, L.

Bakewell, B.

Barnett, L.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Berkeley, L.

Bilston, L.

Blackstone, B.

Blood, B.

Boateng, L.

Borrie, L.

Boyd of Duncansby, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Brooks of Tremorfa, L.

Browne of Ladyton, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Corston, B.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Davies of Abersoch, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Desai, L.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Dubs, L.

Elder, L.

Evans of Parkside, L.

Evans of Temple Guiting, L.

Evans of Watford, L.

Falconer of Thoroton, L.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Filkin, L.

Ford, B.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Gibson of Market Rasen, B.

Giddens, L.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goudie, B.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grantchester, L.

Grenfell, L.

Grey-Thompson, B.

Grocott, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haskins, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollins, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Stretford, B.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Hunt of Chesterton, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Jones, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

King of West Bromwich, L.

Kingsmill, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Krebs, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Leitch, L.

Levy, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Low of Dalston, L.

McAvoy, L.

McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L.

McDonagh, B.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Mallalieu, B.

Mandelson, L.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

May of Oxford, L.

Mitchell, L.

Monks, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Manchester, L.

Nye, B.

O’Loan, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Ouseley, L.

Parekh, L.

Patel of Blackburn, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Plant of Highfield, L.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Rendell of Babergh, B.

Richard, L.

Rosser, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sawyer, L.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Sewel, L.

Sherlock, B.

Simon, V.

Skidelsky, L.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Finsbury, L.

Smith of Leigh, L.

Soley, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Temple-Morris, L.

Thornton, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Touhig, L.

Triesman, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Turnberg, L.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Warner, L.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Winston, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Worthington, B.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Not-contents

Addington, L.

Alderdice, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Arran, E.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Attlee, E.

Avebury, L.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Barker, B.

Bates, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berridge, B.

Best, L.

Bew, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Boothroyd, B.

Boswell of Aynho, L.

Bowness, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Brinton, B.

Brittan of Spennithorne, L.

Broers, L.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Browning, B.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Campbell of Alloway, L.

Carswell, L.

Cathcart, E.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chidgey, L.

Chorley, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Cobbold, L.

Colwyn, L.

Condon, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Cotter, L.

Courtown, E.

Craig of Radley, L.

Craigavon, V.

Crickhowell, L.

Dannatt, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deech, B.

Denham, L.

Dholakia, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dundee, E.

Dykes, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Eden of Winton, L.

Elton, L.

Emerton, B.

Empey, L.

Falkland, V.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Faulks, L.

Fellowes, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Framlingham, L.

Fraser of Carmyllie, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

German, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glenarthur, L.

Glentoran, L.

Gold, L.

Goodhart, L.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Hameed, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hamwee, B.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Henley, L.

Heyhoe Flint, B.

Higgins, L.

Hill of Oareford, L.

Hooper, B.

Howarth of Breckland, B.

Howe, E.

Howe of Aberavon, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jay of Ewelme, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jenkin of Roding, L.

Jolly, B.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jopling, L.

Kakkar, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Kramer, B.

Laming, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Lewis of Newnham, L.

Lingfield, L.

Linklater of Butterstone, B.

Liverpool, E.

Lloyd of Berwick, L.

London, Bp.

Loomba, L.

Lucas, L.

Luce, L.

Luke, L.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

Macdonald of River Glaven, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

MacLaurin of Knebworth, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Mancroft, L.

Maples, L.

Mar and Kellie, E.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Marland, L.

Marlesford, L.

Martin of Springburn, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Mayhew of Twysden, L.

Methuen, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Miller of Hendon, B.

Montgomery of Alamein, V.

Montrose, D.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moser, L.

Naseby, L.

Neill of Bladen, L.

Neuberger, B.

Newlove, B.

Noakes, B.

Northbourne, L.

Northbrook, L.

Northover, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Palumbo, L.

Pannick, L.

Patel, L.

Patten, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Phillips of Sudbury, L.

Plumb, L.

Powell of Bayswater, L.

Quirk, L.

Ramsbotham, L.

Rana, L.

Randerson, B.

Rawlings, B.

Razzall, L.

Redesdale, L.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Rennard, L.

Risby, L.

Roberts of Conwy, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rogan, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Sandwich, E.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sharples, B.

Shaw of Northstead, L.

Sheikh, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Shutt of Greetland, L. [Teller]

Singh of Wimbledon, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Clifton, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stewartby, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strasburger, L.

Strathclyde, L.

Swinfen, L.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Trefgarne, L.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Turnbull, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Vinson, L.

Wade of Chorlton, L.

Wakeham, L.

Walker of Aldringham, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Walpole, L.

Warnock, B.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Wilcox, B.

Williams of Crosby, B.

Williamson of Horton, L.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Wilson of Tillyorn, L.

Woolf, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.


Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill

Division No. 2

Baroness Corston moved amendment 151AZA, before clause 60, to insert the new clause Women’s Criminal Justice Policy Unit. The House divided:

Contents 217

Not-contents 217

Contents

Adebowale, L.

Adonis, L.

Ahmed, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Bach, L.

Bakewell, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Berkeley, L.

Best, L.

Bhatia, L.

Bilston, L.

Blackstone, B.

Blood, B.

Boateng, L.

Borrie, L.

Boyd of Duncansby, L.

Bradley, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Brooks of Tremorfa, L.

Browne of Ladyton, L.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Condon, L.

Corston, B.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Deech, B.

Desai, L.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Elder, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Evans of Parkside, L.

Evans of Temple Guiting, L.

Falconer of Thoroton, L.

Falkland, V.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Fellowes, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Ford, B.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Gibson of Market Rasen, B.

Giddens, L.

Glasman, L.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goudie, B.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grantchester, L.

Greenway, L.

Grenfell, L.

Grey-Thompson, B.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Grocott, L.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haskins, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollins, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Breckland, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Stretford, B.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hylton, L.

Janner of Braunstone, L.

Jones, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Judd, L.

Kakkar, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kestenbaum, L.

King of Bow, B.

King of West Bromwich, L.

Kingsmill, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Krebs, L.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Leitch, L.

Levy, L.

Lewis of Newnham, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

London, Bp.

Low of Dalston, L.

Lytton, E.

McAvoy, L.

McDonagh, B.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Mallalieu, B.

Martin of Springburn, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

May of Oxford, L.

Meacher, B.

Mitchell, L.

Monks, L.

Montgomery of Alamein, V.

Moonie, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Aberavon, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Manchester, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Neill of Bladen, L.

Neuberger, B.

Noon, L.

Nye, B.

O’Loan, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Palmer, L.

Pannick, L.

Parekh, L.

Patel, L.

Patel of Blackburn, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Prashar, B.

Prosser, B.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Ramsbotham, L.

Rea, L.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Rendell of Babergh, B.

Rosser, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sandwich, E.

Sawyer, L.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Sewel, L.

Sherlock, B.

Simon, V.

Slim, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Finsbury, L.

Smith of Leigh, L.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Stern, B.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Sutherland of Houndwood, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Temple-Morris, L.

Thornton, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Touhig, L.

Triesman, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Turnberg, L.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Walpole, L.

Warner, L.

Warnock, B.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Williamson of Horton, L.

Wills, L.

Winston, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolf, L.

Worthington, B.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Not-contents

Addington, L.

Alderdice, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Arran, E.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Attlee, E.

Avebury, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berridge, B.

Bew, L.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Boswell of Aynho, L.

Bowness, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Brinton, B.

Brittan of Spennithorne, L.

Broers, L.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Browning, B.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Cathcart, E.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chidgey, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Colwyn, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Cotter, L.

Courtown, E.

Craig of Radley, L.

Craigavon, V.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

Dannatt, L.

De Mauley, L.

Denham, L.

Dholakia, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dundee, E.

Dykes, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Eden of Winton, L.

Edmiston, L.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Faulks, L.

Fearn, L.

Fink, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Framlingham, L.

Fraser of Carmyllie, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

German, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glenarthur, L.

Glentoran, L.

Gold, L.

Goodhart, L.

Goodlad, L.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Henley, L.

Heyhoe Flint, B.

Higgins, L.

Hill of Oareford, L.

Hooper, B.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howe of Aberavon, L.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jenkin of Roding, L.

Jolly, B.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jopling, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Kramer, B.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Loomba, L.

Lucas, L.

Luce, L.

Luke, L.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Mancroft, L.

Maples, L.

Mar and Kellie, E.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Marland, L.

Marlesford, L.

Mawson, L.

Mayhew of Twysden, L.

Miller of Hendon, B.

Montrose, D.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Newby, L.

Newlove, B.

Noakes, B.

Northbrook, L.

Northover, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Palumbo, L.

Patten, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Plumb, L.

Popat, L.

Powell of Bayswater, L.

Randerson, B.

Rawlings, B.

Redesdale, L.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Rennard, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Risby, L.

Roberts of Conwy, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sharples, B.

Shaw of Northstead, L.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Shipley, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Shutt of Greetland, L. [Teller]

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Clifton, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, L.

Stewartby, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strasburger, L.

Strathclyde, L.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Tope, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Vinson, L.

Wade of Chorlton, L.

Wakeham, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Wilcox, B.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.


Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill

Division No. 3

Lord Lloyd of Berwick moved amendment 153, before clause 116, to insert the new clause Duty to release certain prisoners serving a whole life sentence. The House divided:

Contents 62

Not-contents 90

Contents

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Andrews, B.

Bach, L.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beecham, L.

Berkeley, L.

Best, L.

Bradley, L.

Brookman, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Corston, B.

Craigavon, V.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Dubs, L.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Gale, B.

Gilbert, L.

Grantchester, L.

Grey-Thompson, B.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Henig, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Hughes of Stretford, B.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Lloyd of Berwick, L. [Teller]

London, Bp.

Low of Dalston, L.

McAvoy, L.

McDonagh, B.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morris of Aberavon, L.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Palmer, L.

Pannick, L.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Prosser, B.

Puttnam, L.

Ramsbotham, L. [Teller]

Robertson of Port Ellen, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sewel, L.

Sherlock, B.

Smith of Finsbury, L.

Soley, L.

Stern, B.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Touhig, L.

Tunnicliffe, L.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

West of Spithead, L.

Wigley, L.

Williamson of Horton, L.

Worthington, B.

Not-contents

Alderdice, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]

Attlee, E.

Boswell of Aynho, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Browning, B.

Byford, B.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chidgey, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Colwyn, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cotter, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Dholakia, L.

Dundee, E.

Elton, L.

Fookes, B.

Fowler, L.

Fraser of Carmyllie, L.

Freeman, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Geddes, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glenarthur, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hamwee, B.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Henley, L.

Hill of Oareford, L.

Hooper, B.

Howe, E.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jolly, B.

Kirkham, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lexden, L.

Linklater of Butterstone, B.

Luke, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Montrose, D.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Naseby, L.

Northover, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Popat, L.

Rawlings, B.

Redesdale, L.

Roberts of Conwy, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rogan, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

Sassoon, L.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Sharkey, L.

Sharples, B.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Shipley, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Shutt of Greetland, L. [Teller]

Skelmersdale, L.

Spicer, L.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strasburger, L.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Tyler, L.

Verma, B.

Wade of Chorlton, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Wilcox, B.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Prepared 21st March 2012