House of Lords Business

Tuesday 15 May 2012 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they consider the time will be right to publish the NHS risk register. [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
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*Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government when it is appropriate for the Home Office to intervene directly in matters of police discipline and incidents of police corruption, and whether current delegated arrangements are proving adequate.

*Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been their response to reports that state-owned mining assets in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been sold over the last two years to offshore companies for less than one-twentieth of their commercial value.

†*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the hunger strike taking place amongst Palestinian prisoners in Israel.

†Standing Orders (Public Business) Lord Strathclyde to move that the standing orders relating to public business be amended as follows:

Standing Order 64 (Sessional Committees)

Leave out "Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee" and insert "Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee".

Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2012 Lord Freud to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2012 Lord McNally to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

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

Greater London Authority Act 1999 (Amendment) Order 2012 Earl Howe to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Earl Howe to move that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Queen’s Speech Adjourned Debate on the Motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty as follows:

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg leave to thank Your Majesty for the most gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament."

It is expected that the principal topics for debate will be Education, Culture, Home Affairs, Health, Law and Justice, and Welfare.

Future Business 

Wednesday 16 May at 3.00pm

*Baroness Worthington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent Green Alliance report into the use of tax reliefs to promote sustainable, green growth.

*Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of political developments in the eurozone after recent changes of governments.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of immigration controls at British airports.

†*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Report of the Independent Monitoring Board on the non-residential short term holding facilities at London Heathrow Airport for the year February 2011 to January 2012 on the "degrading and disgraceful" conditions in which children are being detained at Heathrow.

†Business of the House Lord Strathclyde to move that the one-hour time limit shall apply to the Questions for Short Debate set down for Tuesday 29 May.

The Chairman of Committees intends to move the following 22 motions en bloc: but if any member objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

†Deputy Chairmen of Committees The Chairman of Committees to move that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed as the panel of members to act as Deputy Chairmen of Committees for this session:

B Andrews
B Anelay of St Johns
L Bassam of Brighton
L Bichard
L Brougham and Vaux
L Colwyn
L Faulkner of Worcester
B Fookes
L Geddes
B Gibson of Market Rasen

 

B Harris of Richmond
L Haskel
B Hooper
B McIntosh of Hudnall
B Morris of Bolton
B Pitkeathley
V Simon
L Skelmersdale
V Ullswater.

†Administration and Works The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed to consider administrative services, accommodation and works, including works relating to security, within the strategic framework and financial limits approved by the House Committee;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Chairman of Committees be appointed to the Committee:

B Anelay of St Johns
L Bassam of Brighton
L Brougham and Vaux
L Cameron of Dillington
Bp Exeter
L Faulkner of Worcester

 

L Laming
B McIntosh of Hudnall
L Mancroft
L Newby
L Roper
L Rowe-Beddoe;

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

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time.

†Communications The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the media and the creative industries and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

B Bakewell
L Bragg
L Clement-Jones
B Deech
L Dubs
B Fookes
L Gordon of Strathblane

 

L Inglewood (Chairman)
Bp Norwich
L Razzall
L St John of Bletso
E Selborne
L Skelmersdale;

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

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Reports of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;

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

†Consolidation etc. Bills The Chairman of Committees to move, in accordance with Standing Order 51, that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be appointed to join with a Committee of the Commons as the Joint Committee on Consolidation etc. Bills:

L Campbell of Alloway
L Carswell (Chairman)
L Christopher
E Dundee
L Eames
L Janner of Braunstone

 

B Mallalieu
L Methuen
L Razzall
L Swinfen
L Tombs;

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

†Constitution The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed to examine the constitutional implications of all public bills coming before the House; and to keep under review the operation of the constitution;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Crickhowell
B Falkner of Margravine
L Goldsmith
L Hart of Chilton
L Irvine of Lairg
B Jay of Paddington (Chairman)

 

L Lexden
L Macdonald of River Glaven
L Pannick
L Powell of Bayswater
L Renton of Mount Harry
L Shaw of Northstead;

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

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Reports of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;

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

†Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed to:

(i) report whether the provisions of any bill inappropriately delegate legislative power, or whether they subject the exercise of legislative power to an inappropriate degree of parliamentary scrutiny;

(ii) report on documents and draft orders laid before Parliament under sections 14 and 18 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006;

(iii) report on documents and draft orders laid before Parliament under or by virtue of section 7(2) of the Localism Act 2011 or under or by virtue of section 5E(2) of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004; and

(iv) perform, in respect of draft orders referred to in paragraphs (ii) and (iii) above, and in respect of subordinate provisions orders made or proposed to be made under the Regulatory Reform Act 2001, the functions performed in respect of other instruments and draft instruments by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

B Andrews
L Blackwell
L Butler of Brockwell
L Carlile of Berriew
B Gardner of Parkes

 

L Haskel
L Mayhew of Twysden
B O’Loan
L Soley
B Thomas of Winchester (Chairman);

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

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Reports of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

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

†Economic Affairs The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed to consider economic affairs and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Currie of Marylebone
L Forsyth of Drumlean
L Hollick
B Kingsmill
L Lawson of Blaby
L Levene of Portsoken
L Lipsey

 

L McFall of Alcluith
L MacGregor of Pulham Market (Chairman)
L Rowe-Beddoe
L Shipley
L Smith of Clifton
L Tugendhat;

That the Committee have power to appoint a sub-committee and to refer to it any of the matters within the Committee’s terms of reference; that the Committee have power to appoint the Chairman of the sub-committee;

That the Committee have power to co-opt any member to serve on the sub-committee;

That the Committee and its sub-committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee and its sub-committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee and its sub-committee have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Reports of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

†European Union The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed:

(1) To consider European Union documents deposited in the House by a Minister, and other matters relating to the European Union;

The expression "European Union document" includes in particular:

(a) a document submitted by an institution of the European Union to another institution and put by either into the public domain;

(b) a draft legislative act or a proposal for amendment of such an act; and

(c) a draft decision relating to the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union under Title V of the Treaty on European Union;

The Committee may waive the requirement to deposit a document, or class of documents, by agreement with the European Scrutiny Committee of the House of Commons;

(2) To assist the House in relation to the procedure for the submission of Reasoned Opinions under Article 5 of the Treaty on European Union and the Protocol on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality;

(3) To represent the House as appropriate in interparliamentary cooperation within the European Union;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Boswell of Aynho (Chairman)
L Bowness
L Cameron of Dillington
L Carter of Coles
L Dear
B Eccles of Moulton
L Foulkes of Cumnock
L Hannay of Chiswick
L Harrison
L Maclennan of Rogart

 

L Marlesford
B O’Cathain
L Richard
E Sandwich
B Scott of Needham Market
L Teverson
L Tomlinson
L Trimble
B Young of Hornsey;

That the Committee have power to appoint sub-committees and to refer to them any matters within its terms of reference; that the Committee have power to appoint the Chairmen of sub-committees, but that the sub-committees have power to appoint their own Chairmen for the purpose of particular inquiries; that the quorum of each sub-committee be two;

That the Committee have power to co-opt any member to serve on a sub-committee;

That the Committee and its sub-committees have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee and its sub-committees have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Reports of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committees in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee or its sub-committees;

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committees shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

†House Committee The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed to set the policy framework for the administration of the House and to provide non-executive guidance to the Management Board; to approve the House’s strategic, business and financial plans; to agree the annual Estimates and Supplementary Estimates; to supervise the arrangements relating to financial support for Members; and to approve the House of Lords Annual Report;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Alderdice
L Craig of Radley
B D’Souza (Chairman)
B Hollis of Heigham
L Laming
B McIntosh of Hudnall

 

L McNally
B Royall of Blaisdon
L Sewel
L Strathclyde
L True
L Wakeham;

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

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Reports of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House.

†Human Rights The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee of six members be appointed to join with a Committee appointed by the Commons as the Joint Committee on Human Rights:

To consider:

(a) matters relating to human rights in the United Kingdom (but excluding consideration of individual cases);

(b) proposals for remedial orders, draft remedial orders and remedial orders made under section 10 of and laid under Schedule 2 to the Human Rights Act 1998; and

(c) in respect of draft remedial orders and remedial orders, whether the special attention of the House should be drawn to them on any of the grounds specified in Standing Order 73 (Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments);

To report to the House:

(a) in relation to any document containing proposals laid before the House under paragraph 3 of the said Schedule 2, its recommendation whether a draft order in the same terms as the proposals should be laid before the House; or

(b) in relation to any draft order laid under paragraph 2 of the said Schedule 2, its recommendation whether the draft Order should be approved;

and to have power to report to the House on any matter arising from its consideration of the said proposals or draft orders; and

To report to the House in respect of any original order laid under paragraph 4 of the said Schedule 2, its recommendation whether:

(a) the order should be approved in the form in which it was originally laid before Parliament; or

(b) the order should be replaced by a new order modifying the provisions of the original order; or

(c) the order should not be approved;

and to have power to report to the House on any matter arising from its consideration of the said order or any replacement order;

That the following members be appointed to the Committee:

B Berridge
B Campbell of Surbiton
L Faulks

 

B Kennedy of The Shaws
L Lester of Herne Hill
B Lister of Burtersett;

That the Committee have power to agree with the Committee appointed by the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;

That the quorum of the Committee shall be two;

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

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Reports of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;

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

†Hybrid Instruments The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed to consider hybrid instruments and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Chairman of Committees be appointed to the Committee:

L Addington
L Campbell of Alloway
L Grantchester
L Harrison

 

L Luke
L Quirk
L Swinfen;

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

†Information The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed to consider information and communications services, including the Library and the Parliamentary Archives, within the strategic framework and financial limits approved by the House Committee;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Aberdare
L Black of Brentwood
L Feldman
L Haskel
L Kirkwood of Kirkhope (Chairman)
E Lytton
B Massey of Darwen

 

L Maxton
B Pitkeathley
L Rennard
L St John of Bletso
L Selsdon
B Stedman-Scott;

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

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time.

†Liaison The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed to advise the House on the resources required for select committee work and to allocate resources between select committees; to review the select committee work of the House; to consider requests for ad hoc committees and report to the House with recommendations; to ensure effective co-ordination between the two Houses; and to consider the availability of members to serve on committees;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Chairman of Committees be appointed to the Committee:

L Alderdice
B Browning
L Campbell-Savours
B Corston
L Fellowes

 

L Laming
L McNally
B Royall of Blaisdon
L Strathclyde
V Ullswater;

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

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time.

†National Security Strategy The Chairman of Committees to move that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be appointed to join with a Committee of the Commons as the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy, to consider the National Security Strategy:

L Fellowes
L Foulkes of Cumnock
L Harris of Haringey
L Lee of Trafford
B Manningham-Buller

 

B Neville-Jones
B Ramsay of Cartvale
L Sterling of Plaistow
B Taylor of Bolton
L Waldegrave of North Hill

That the Committee have power to agree with the Committee appointed by the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;

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

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place in the United Kingdom;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the reports of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

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

†Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) The Chairman of Committees to move that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be appointed to the Board of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST):

L Haskel
L Krebs

 

L Oxburgh
L Winston;

†Privileges and Conduct The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Chairman of Committees be appointed to the Committee:

B Anelay of St Johns
L Bassam of Brighton
L Brooke of Sutton Mandeville
L Eames
L Howe of Aberavon
L Irvine of Lairg
L Laming
L Mackay of Clashfern

 

L McNally
B Manningham-Buller
L Newby
B Royall of Blaisdon
B Scotland of Asthal
L Scott of Foscote
L Strathclyde;

That the Committee have power to appoint sub-committees and that the Committee have power to appoint the Chairmen of sub-committees;

That the Committee have power to co-opt any member to serve on a sub-committee;

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

That in any claim of peerage, the Committee shall sit with three holders of high judicial office, who shall have the same speaking and voting rights as members of the Committee.

†Procedure of the House The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee on Procedure of the House be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Chairman of Committees be appointed to the Committee:

B Anelay of St Johns
L Bassam of Brighton
L Blencathra
L Butler of Brockwell
L Campbell-Savours
B D’Souza
B Gould of Potternewton
L Laming
L McNally

 

L Newby
L Patel
B Royall of Blaisdon
L Strathclyde
B Thomas of Winchester
L Tyler
V Ullswater
L Wakeham
B Wall of New Barnet;

That the following members be appointed as alternate members:

V Craigavon
L Filkin
B Hamwee

 

V Montgomery of Alamein
L True;

That the Committee have power to appoint sub-committees and that the Committee have power to appoint the Chairmen of sub-committees;

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

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time.

†Science and Technology The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed to consider science and technology and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Broers
L Cunningham of Felling
L Dixon-Smith
B Hilton of Eggardon
L Krebs (Chairman)
L O’Neill of Clackmannan
L Patel

 

B Perry of Southwark
L Rees of Ludlow
E Selborne
B Sharp of Guildford
L Wade of Chorlton
L Willis of Knaresborough
L Winston;

That the Committee have power to appoint sub-committees and that the Committee have power to appoint the Chairmen of sub-committees;

That the Committee have power to co-opt any member to serve on the Committee or a sub-committee;

That the Committee and its sub-committees have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee and its sub-committees have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee and its sub-committees have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Reports of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committees in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee or its sub-committees;

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committees shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published.

†Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed to scrutinise secondary legislation.

(1) The Committee shall, with the exception of those instruments in paragraphs (3) and (4), scrutinise-

(a) every instrument (whether or not a statutory instrument), or draft of an instrument, which is laid before each House of Parliament and upon which proceedings may be, or might have been, taken in either House of Parliament under an Act of Parliament;

(b) every proposal which is in the form of a draft of such an instrument and is laid before each House of Parliament under an Act of Parliament,

with a view to determining whether or not the special attention of the House should be drawn to it on any of the grounds specified in paragraph (2).

(2) The grounds on which an instrument, draft or proposal may be drawn to the special attention of the House are-

(a) that it is politically or legally important or gives rise to issues of public policy likely to be of interest to the House;

(b) that it may be inappropriate in view of changed circumstances since the enactment of the parent Act;

(c) that it may inappropriately implement European Union legislation;

(d) that it may imperfectly achieve its policy objectives.

(3) The exceptions are-

(a) remedial orders, and draft remedial orders, under section 10 of the Human Rights Act 1998;

(b) draft orders under sections 14 and 18 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006, and subordinate provisions orders made or proposed to be made under the Regulatory Reform Act 2001;

(c) Measures under the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919 and instruments made, and drafts of instruments to be made, under them.

(4) The Committee shall report on draft orders and documents laid before Parliament under section 11(1) of the Public Bodies Act 2011 in accordance with the procedures set out in sections 11(5) and (6). The Committee may also consider and report on any material changes in a draft order laid under section 11(8) of the Act.

(5) The Committee shall also consider such other general matters relating to the effective scrutiny of secondary legislation and arising from the performance of its functions under paragraphs (1) to (4) as the Committee considers appropriate, except matters within the orders of reference of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Bichard
L Eames
B Eaton
L Goodlad (Chairman)
B Hamwee
L Hart of Chilton

 

L Methuen
B Morris of Yardley
L Norton of Louth
L Plant of Highfield
L Scott of Foscote;

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

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Reports of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

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

†Standing Orders (Private Bills) The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee on the Standing Orders relating to private bills be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Chairman of Committees be appointed to the Committee:

L Geddes
B Gould of Potternewton
L Luke
L Naseby

 

L Palmer
V Simon
B Thomas of Walliswood;

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

†Statutory Instruments The Chairman of Committees to move, in accordance with Standing Order 73 and the resolution of the House of 16 December 1997, that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to join with a Committee of the Commons as the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments:

L Clinton-Davis
L Geddes
L Kennedy of Southwark
E Mar and Kellie

 

L Rees-Mogg
L Selkirk of Douglas
B Stern;

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

†Works of Art The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed to administer the House of Lords Works of Art Collection Fund; and to consider matters relating to works of art and the artistic heritage in the House of Lords, within the strategic framework and financial limits approved by the House Committee;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Cormack
L Crathorne
L Harries of Pentregarth
B Howells of St Davids
L Luke (Chairman)
B Maddock

 

L Myners
B Rendell of Babergh
L Roberts of Llandudno
E Shrewsbury
L Stevenson of Coddenham
B Valentine;

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

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

Infrastructure Planning (Waste Water Transfer and Storage) Order 2012 Lord Taylor of Holbeach to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances (Abolition) Order 2012 Lord Taylor of Holbeach to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

It is expected that the debate on the Address will continue and that the principal topics for debate will be Agriculture, Business, the Economy, Energy, Environment, Local Government, and Transport.

It is expected that Baroness Royall of Blaisdon will move, as an amendment to the motion for a Humble Address, at the end of the Address to insert, "but regret the failure of Your Majesty’s Government properly to address economic recovery, especially promoting growth and jobs, and the issues of general living standards and the one million young people out of work, and deplore the incoherence and the lack of vision of the measures proposed by Your Majesty’s Government for the coming Session of Parliament."

Thursday 17 May at 11.00am

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the humanitarian crisis in the Republic of Sudan and South Sudan.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to monitor, enforce and improve the provisions of the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 to aid small and medium-sized enterprises’ access to finance.

*Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to implement the recommendation of the Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances that parenting and the responsibilities of parenthood should be taught in all secondary schools.

It is expected that the debate on the Address will conclude and that the principal topics for debate will be Defence, Foreign Affairs, and International Development.

Monday 21 May at 2.30pm

*Baroness Brinton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel following the recent order to Palestinian farmers in the West Bank to uproot their olive trees.

*Lord Hannay of Chiswick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what their principal objectives will be in the negotiations for an Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations in July.

*Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what diplomatic representations they have made to the government of Bangladesh about the disappearance and alleged kidnapping of Mr Ilias Ali and other opposition politicians.

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government when general budget support for the government of Malawi will be restored following the changes recently announced in that government.

Baroness Garden of Frognal to move that this House takes note of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Lord Harrison to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The Euro Area Crisis (25th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 260). 14 February 2012

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Lord McNally to move that the Grand Committee takes note of European Union Document No. 5833/12 and Addenda 1 and 2, relating to a Draft Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and the free movement of such data; and takes note of the Government’s decision not to exercise its right to opt out of this draft Directive under Protocol 19 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (The Schengen Protocol).

Tuesday 22 May at 2.30pm

*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to address access to and use of disability services by black and minority ethnic disabled people, as outlined in the recently published Scope report Over-looked Communities, Over-due Change.

*Baroness Hughes of Stretford to ask Her Majesty’s Government why their guidance to schools on implementing the new duty to provide careers advice has not required schools to employ qualified advisers and provide face-to-face advice for pupils who need it.

*Lord Haskel to ask Her Majesty’s Government why British companies who have supplied innovative products to the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games are unable to publicise those products in order to gain further business.

Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Wilcox]

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

Lord Hannay of Chiswick to move that this House agrees the recommendation of the European Union Committee that Her Majesty’s Government should exercise their right, in accordance with the Protocol on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, to take part in the adoption and application of the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the freezing and confiscation of the proceeds of crime in the European Union (document 7641/12) (32nd Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 295).

Wednesday 23 May at 3.00pm

*Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the reduction in the number of police officers.

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for reviewing the rules governing media ownership.

*Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose, as part of their review of the level of asylum support, to tackle severe poverty experienced by children in asylum-seeking families.

Thursday 24 May at 11.00am

*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in securing the arrest of Joseph Kony, Omar al-Bashir and others indicted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.

*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to develop entrepreneurship opportunities for young people in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect on the British economy of the crisis in the euro area.

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to facilitate alternatives to high street banks for small and micro-business borrowing. (1½ hours)

Monday 28 May at 2.30pm

*Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of night flights at Heathrow.

*Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for making sure that care home ownership delivers consistent and long-term care.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the cost to the National Health Service of international health tourism, and whether the Home Office has consulted the Department of Health on appropriate assessments of likely health needs or conditions before issuing visas to visitors to the United Kingdom.

*Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering introducing a tax on plastic bags.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that the Grand Committee takes note of the National Health Service Trust Development Authority (Establishment and Constitution) Order 2012 (SI 2012/901). [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham (wef 1 April 2011)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Consultant and Trainer, Cumberlege Connections Ltd (NHS leadership/awareness programmes)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Self-employed consultant on NHS and wider health issues, t/a Philip Hunt Consultancy

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that the Grand Committee takes note of the National Health Service Trust Development Authority Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/922). [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham (wef 1 April 2011)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Consultant and Trainer, Cumberlege Connections Ltd (NHS leadership/awareness programmes)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Self-employed consultant on NHS and wider health issues, t/a Philip Hunt Consultancy

Tuesday 29 May at 11.00am

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to their proposals in the Queen’s Speech "to reduce the deficit", in which year they expect the national debt to start to be reduced.

*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had within the European Union concerning aid from the European Union to the occupied territories of Palestine in the West Bank and Gaza.

*Lord Davies of Stamford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many nuclear power stations they intend to see built, for what capacity and over what timescale.

Lord Sacks to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they have recognised and supported the role and contribution of faith communities in Britain and the Commonwealth during Her Majesty The Queen’s reign. (1½ hours)

Lord Browne of Ladyton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the outcome of the NATO Deterrence and Defence Posture Review and the implications of clarifying NATO’s deterrence posture for European security and the relationship with Russia. (1½ hours)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that all claims managements companies operating in the United Kingdom deliver services to a high standard. (1½ hours)

Lord Cormack to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the work of the Historical Manuscripts Commission is continued. (1½ hours)

†Monday 11 June at 2.30pm

†*Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timetable for the draft bill to modernise adult care and support in England announced in the Queen’s Speech and to what extent the proposals in the bill follow the recommendations of the Dilnot Commission.

†*Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made on establishing local HealthWatch organisations and what steps they will take to ensure that their commissioning and administrative costs are kept to a minimum.

†*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to avoid the unnecessary sentencing of young offenders.

†*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are planning to measure the impact of the 16–19 Bursary Fund on young people’s participation in education.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 15 May for debate on 24 May. Time limit 2½ hours.

Lord Loomba to move that this House takes note of the second International Widows’ Day on 23 June and the socio-economic impact on poor widows in developing countries.

Lord Adonis to move that this House takes note of youth unemployment.

Lord Sacks to move that this House takes note of Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the role and contribution of faith communities in Britain and the Commonwealth during Her Majesty The Queen’s reign.

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

The Lord Bishop of Exeter to move that this House takes note of the issues of equality and discrimination affecting Israel’s Palestinian citizens.

Lord Alderdice to move that this House takes note of the significance of mental and emotional health in the wellbeing of the population.

Lord Chidgey to move that this House takes note of the humanitarian and conflict resolution situation in the states comprising the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

Lord Lexden to move that this House takes note of the treatment of homosexual men and women in the developing world and the application of international human rights laws in ensuring respect for their dignity, privacy and equality.

Baroness Cox to move that this House takes note of the Government’s policies relating to conflict resolution and humanitarian aid in sub-Saharan and West Africa.

Lord Barnett to move that this House takes note of the Government’s proposals to reduce the fiscal deficit.

Lord Harrison to move that this House takes note of the contribution of atheists and humanists to United Kingdom society.

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to move that this House takes note of the provision, assessment and diagnosis of developmental care of children on the basis of practical and workable units, with special reference to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Baroness Tonge to move that this House takes note of developments in the Middle East peace process.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House takes note of human rights abuses on grounds of religion or politics.

Lord Cormack to move that this House takes note of the future of English cathedrals.

Lord Jenkin of Roding to move that this House takes note of the international competitiveness of United Kingdom manufacturing industry, of its success in attracting inward investment and exporting to global markets, of the public’s perceptions of manufacturing in the United Kingdom, and of its role in strengthening the United Kingdom economy and in job creation.

Baroness Thornton to move that this House takes note of the progress of implementation of the Equality Act 2010.

Baroness Coussins to move that this House takes note of the implementation of the contract between the Ministry of Justice and Applied Language Solutions to provide interpreting and translation services for the police and the courts.

Lord Bilimoria to move that this House takes note of the contribution made by minority ethnic and religious communities to the cultural life and economy of the United Kingdom, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the formation of the Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe.

Lord Sharkey to move that this House takes note of the difficulties in bringing about the reunification of Cyprus and the prospects for progress.

Baroness Flather to move that this House takes note of the impact of the Millennium Development Goals after 12 years, with special reference to the needs of the poorest women.

Lord Dubs to move that this House takes note of the case for reviewing the efficiency and effectiveness of British immigration controls.

Lord Addington to move that this House takes note of accessible education and training for those with hidden disabilities such as dyslexia and autism.

The Earl of Dundee to move that this House takes note of measures to assist local democracy in Europe promoted by the United Kingdom Presidency of the Council of Europe.

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to move to that this House takes note of the Government’s policies on food security.

The Earl of Glasgow to move to that this House takes note of the case for 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 move to that this House takes note of children’s homes in England and Wales.

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to move to that this House takes note of the significant increase in the number of cases of cancer of the head and neck, particularly in younger age groups.

Select Committee Reports 

The date on which the report was published is in italics.

Lord Inglewood to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on The Future of Investigative Journalism (3rd Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 256). 16 February 2012

Baroness Neuberger to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Behaviour Change (2nd Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 179). 17 July 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, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 221). 22 November 2011

Lord Krebs to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on The role and functions of departmental Chief Scientific Advisers (4th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 264). 29 February 2012

Lord Roper to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU Financial Framework from 2014 (13th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 125). 5 April 2011

Lord Roper to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The multiannual financial framework 2014–2020 (34th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 297). 3 May 2012

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, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 229). 2 December 2011

Baroness Jay of Paddington to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Constitution Committee on Judicial Appointments (25th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 272). 28 March 2012

Other Motions for Debate 

Lord Naseby to move that this House takes note of the implementation to date of the recommendations of the independent report from the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission in Sri Lanka and the challenges facing Sri Lanka in implementing recommendations still outstanding.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to move that this House takes note of the number of police officers in England and Wales.

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours. The date on which the question was tabled is in italics; questions are removed from the list six months after tabling.

Baroness Sherlock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to After the riots, the final report of the Riots, Communities and Victims Panel. (9 May)

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. (9 May)

Lord Bach to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy towards the future funding and future expansion of the British Council. (9 May)

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to provide support for people with dementia. (9 May)

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. (9 May)

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making on coastal access in England. (9 May)

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will meet the funding needs of the United Kingdom’s conservatoires. (9 May)

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they consider to be the role of the drinks industry in helping to prevent alcohol misuse and anti-social behaviour, and in promoting responsible drinking, in line with the Government’s alcohol strategy. (9 May) [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Jean Coussins Consultancy Ltd (consultancy services to businesses on corporate strategies; current retained clients are Brown Forman, Heineken and Mars Chocolate UK; services provided are explicitly non-parliamentary)

Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the future of the work of the Advisory Group for National Specialised Services. (9 May)

Baroness Brinton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of access to water in the Palestinian territories of the West Bank. (9 May)

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. (9 May)

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what opportunities will be provided to promote awareness of hepatitis C within the new structures of the National Health Service; and how the commissioning of services to identify and treat patients suffering from hepatitis C will be improved. (9 May)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential contribution of further education colleges to their local economies and communities. (9 May)

Baroness Ford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in improving neurological services, and in particular the provision of epilepsy services, in the United Kingdom. (9 May)

Viscount Astor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in reviewing the economic viability, value for money and benefit-cost ratio of the High Speed 2 London to Birmingham, and London to Leeds and Manchester, lines. (9 May)

Lord Hussain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the human rights situation in Bangladesh, in the light of reports of disappearances of well-known politicians. (9 May)

Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in improving the performance of UK Trade and Investment in relation to small and medium-sized enterprises in the United Kingdom. (9 May)

Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the strength of Britain’s industrial base. (9 May)

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. (9 May)

Baroness Morgan of Drefelin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the treatment and care of older people with cancer in the United Kingdom. (9 May) [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chief Executive, Breast Cancer Campaign (registered charity)

Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for helping the development of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. (9 May)

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to assist the government of Sudan to consolidate the rule of law and to strengthen democratic and transparent governance and adherence to human rights, and to promote economic growth, particularly in the Blue Nile, South Kordofan and Abyei regions. (9 May)

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they have in place to protect the residents of the United Kingdom against biological threats; and what measures they are taking to promote the international regulation of biological weapons and to ensure that security standards are sufficient in laboratories engaged in biological research around the world. (9 May)

Lord Bilimoria to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the economic and cultural benefits international students bring to the United Kingdom. (9 May)

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of immigration controls at Heathrow Airport. (9 May)

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to recent developments in the Republic of South Sudan, with particular reference to humanitarian impacts. (9 May)

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans for changes regarding planning policy and the community infrastructure levy. (9 May)

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment to date of the implementation of the independent report from the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission in Sri Lanka, and of the challenges facing Sri Lanka in implementing recommendations still outstanding. (9 May)

Lord Alderdice to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to strengthen the provision of mental health services in the National Health Service. (9 May)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have in place to help young offenders find employment or training on release from prison. (9 May)

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of the bi-zonal, bi-communal approach to the Cyprus issue; and whether greater accommodation for the administration of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is under consideration. (9 May)

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote paediatric continence. (9 May)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of religion in society in the United Kingdom. (9 May)

Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy in respect of directly elected mayors. (9 May)

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they will take in the light of the findings of the Stroke Association’s Daily Life Survey 2011–12 Struggling to recover. (9 May)

Baroness Worthington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to promote international collaboration to deliver sustainable green growth. (9 May)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the security, humanitarian, and human rights situation on the Korean Peninsula. (9 May)

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support a peace process between India and Pakistan to resolve all outstanding disputes, including regarding the right of self-determination for the people of Kashmir. (9 May)

Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the long-term relationship with the Caribbean nations to help future sustainable growth in the region. (9 May)

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to create a lifeline passenger ferry link to the Isles of Scilly in line with the Scottish government’s ferries policy. (9 May)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to promote the better running of zoos in the United Kingdom and the European Union. (9 May)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the implementation and impact of the Building Stability Overseas Strategy. (9 May)

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of the prospects for the reunification of Cyprus. (10 May)

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what additional action they are taking to promote exports following the Prime Minister’s recent overseas trade mission; and what further action they will take. (10 May)

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce piracy in the Indian Ocean and to help stabilise the neighbouring states in the Horn of Africa and South Arabia. (10 May)

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the role of magistrates in modern society, both in the courtroom and in the community. (10 May)

Lord Hutton of Furness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to develop the United Kingdom’s relations with Cuba. (10 May) [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Chairman, Cuba Initiative

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that students attending universities in Scotland from the rest of the United Kingdom are treated in the same way as those attending from other European Union member states. (10 May)

Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to promote the teaching of Classics in schools. (10 May) [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Chairman, Cuba Initiative

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to make sure that all forms of training and education are made accessible throughout life to those with hidden disabilities such as dyslexia and autism. (10 May)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the significant increase in cases of cancer of the head and neck, in particular in younger age groups. (14 May)

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made to enable more NHS patients to die at home and whether they have plans to strengthen the NHS Constitution in this area. (14 May)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 14 May and due for answer by 28 May.

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to review the definition of neglect in the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 to include emotional and educational concerns.   HL109

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are required by legislation to approve any proposal for a voluntary-aided Catholic secondary school by the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames; and whether they are considering or have approved any such proposal.   HL110

The Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan regarding the destruction of the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church and Bible School on 21 April and the occupation by Sudanese security forces of the premises of the Sudan Council of Churches and Sudan Aid in Nyala, Darfur on 23 April.   HL111

The Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made an assessment of the extent of any state-incited or state-orchestrated religious persecution and discrimination against Christians in Sudan.   HL112

The Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to assist in arresting the violence between Sudan and South Sudan.   HL113

The Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to assist in ensuring an early and peaceful resolution of the unimplemented provisions of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between Sudan and South Sudan, and in particular the resolution of outstanding issues affecting South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Abyei.   HL114

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many awards under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme were made to applicants with unspent criminal convictions in (1) 2008–09, (2) 2009–10, (3) 2010–11, and (4) 2011–12.   HL115

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many awards under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme were withheld on the basis of applicants’ unspent criminal convictions in (1) 2008–09, (2) 2009–10, (3) 2010–11 and (4) 2011–12.   HL116

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many awards under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme were reduced on the basis of applicants’ unspent criminal convictions in (1) 2008–09, (2) 2009–10, (3) 2010–11 and (4) 2011–12.   HL117

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint on 5 March (WA 398), when they expect to agree a budget and programme plan for the UK ASEAN Business Council; and whether they have any plans to establish other business councils.   HL118

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint on 8 March (WA 448), who are the members and chairs of UK Trade and Investment’s sector group task forces and sector advisory groups.   HL119

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many requests for intercept warrants have been (1) authorised, and (2) denied, by the Home Secretary in each year since 2000.   HL120

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many complaints were made to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, and how many were successful, in each year since the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 came into force.   HL121

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are marking the 50th anniversary of the extent of the effect of the use of Thalidomide by pregnant women becoming clear; and what recent contacts they have had with the families of those affected.   HL122

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any reassessment of the safety of vaccines administered to service personnel deployed in the First Gulf War in the light of the report on The effect of co-administration of the pertussis vaccine on specific antibody titre development to the anthrax vaccine in man prepared in February 1992 at the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment; and what action they will take in response to the report. 
   HL123

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Octavius Black discussed the Government’s new parenting advice voucher scheme with (1) the Secretary of State for Education, (2) the Prime Minister, or (3) Steve Hilton, before the announcement was made.   HL124

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Octavius Black discussed the tendering process for the Government’s new parenting advice voucher scheme with (1) the Secretary of State for Education, (2) the Prime Minister, or (3) Steve Hilton, before or during the tendering process.   HL125

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether (1) the Secretary of State for Education, (2) the Prime Minister, or (3) Steve Hilton, met Octavius Black in an official meeting or at a social event during the tendering process for the Government’s new parenting advice voucher scheme.   HL126

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what reassurances they have received that Parent Gym is a philanthropic programme, in the light of its inclusion as a provider of parenting classes in the Government’s new voucher scheme.   HL127

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the details of the tendering process that Parent Gym went through to become one of the organisations delivering the Government’s new parenting advice voucher scheme.   HL128

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to increase capacity for the storage of water.   HL129

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the lessons for the regulation of United Kingdom banks arising from the recent losses at JPMorgan Chase & Co.   HL130

Lord Condon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether officials carried out the planned engagement events in the first quarter of 2012 in England and Wales to encourage awareness and interest in the election of police and crime commissioners; and if so, when and where those events were held. 
   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)
Life Member, Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
 HL131

Lord Condon to ask Her Majesty’s Government when and how they will respond to the recommendations in part two of the report of the Independent Review of Police Officers’ and Staff Remuneration and Conditions.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)
Life Member, Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
 HL132

Lord Bilimoria to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact they expect the drought to have on barley and wheat output in the United Kingdom.   [I]Category 1: Directorships
Chairman, Cobra Beer Partnership Ltd
 HL133

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions (1) the Secretary of State for Transport, and (2) her officials, have had with private sector companies on the development of intelligent transport systems.   HL134

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions (1) the Secretary of State for Transport, and (2) her officials, have had with industry and professional organisations to discuss the European Commission Directive on the deployment of intelligent transport systems.   HL135

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the Department for Transport’s internal review of intelligent transport systems.   HL136

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking action to ensure that United Kingdom representatives at the European Commission Expert Group relating to the Intelligent Transport Systems Directive have advice and technical briefing from industry and professional organisations, and if so how.   HL137

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what epidemiology data exists for the historic and current population densities of Ixodes ricinus ticks in England and Wales; whether it shows an increase in tick numbers; what proportion of ticks carry Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato; and what measures are in place for future monitoring.   HL138

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, with regard to the freedom of household pets to travel in Europe, what surveillance measures exist to detect the arrival of tick-borne encephalitis and other tick-borne diseases that are not currently endemic in the United Kingdom; and what measures exist to inform United Kingdom residents of the risks of those diseases when they travel to Europe and the United States and the need for vaccination for tick-borne encephalitis.   HL139

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what testing is carried out in addition to Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto and Borrelia afzelii for tick-borne diseases including Bartonellosis, Ehrlichiosis, Borrelia garinii, Babesiosis, Louping ill and Q-fever, that occur in the United Kingdom, and for other zoonoses such as tick-borne encephalitis, Boutonneuse fever, Tularemia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever to which United Kingdom residents can be exposed when travelling to Europe and the United States.   HL140

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to the "new test" to be used by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) Lyme Unit at Porton Down for Lyme borreliosis, what data they hold for the sensitivity and specificity of the test kits for the local genospecies of Borrelia in England and Wales; what testing has been carried out by the HPA or other body to confirm the sensitivity and specificity of the test kits for the local genospecies in England and Wales; and, if testing was carried out, what were the sensitivity and specificity results.   HL141

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to enhance the current regulations defined by European Union Directive 98/79 to ensure proactive verification and certification of medical devices; and what data they possess for the performance characteristics and limitations of the ELISA and Western blot serology tests, including the test to be used at the Porton Down laboratory that is required from the manufacturers in accordance with Annex III of Directive 98/79.   HL142

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the transfer of the Lyme Reference Laboratory to the Special Pathogens Reference Unit at Porton Down is expected to be complete and whether the Health Protection Agency will include Lyme on its list of Reference Services published on its website.   HL143

The Lord Bishop of Ripon and Leeds to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Children’s Society Fair and Square campaign to give all children in poverty a free school meal. 
   HL144

Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of holding the Mayoral referendums in English cities on 3 May; and what assessment they have made of the outcome.   HL145

Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated cost of conducting elections for police and crime commissioners due in November 2012; and what estimates they have made of the likely turnout.   HL146

Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 28 March (WA 261) regarding the cost of election addresses and election address booklets for the police and crime commissioner elections, what is their estimate of the cost of producing and distributing election address booklets for those elections on the basis of one per delivery point rather than one per elector.   HL147

Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will give further consideration to the issue of election addresses in the police and crime commissioner elections, given studies reported during the London mayoral campaign suggesting a low rate of use of the most popular search engine to seek information on candidates.   HL148

Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that encouraging online searches will provide sufficient information to voters to decide who to vote for in the police and crime commissioner elections; and what representations they have received from the Local Government Association and the Electoral Commission on this matter.   HL149

Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of fees paid to returning officers for the general election in 2010 and the European Parliamentary elections of 2009.   HL150

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the value of (1) exports to Greece, and (2) imports from Greece, in each of the last three years.   HL151

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the value of (1) exports to Greece, and (2) imports from Greece, in the full year prior to Greece joining the Eurozone.   HL152

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken to increase the number of specialist English teachers in primary schools in response to the Ofsted Report Moving English Forward.   HL153

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken to improve the subject knowledge of English co-ordinators in primary schools in response to the Ofsted Report Moving English Forward.   HL154

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken to improve transition and continuity in curriculum and assessment between key stages 2 and 3 in response to the Ofsted Report Moving English Forward.   HL155

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken to secure pupils’ early reading skills by the end of key stage 1 in response to the Ofsted Report Moving English Forward. 
   HL156

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken to strengthen whole-school literacy work across the teaching in all subjects in response to the Ofsted Report Moving English Forward.   HL157

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken to ensure that the English curriculum at key stage 3 has a clear and distinct purpose with a view to engaging pupils with the world of work beyond the classroom in response to the Ofsted Report Moving English Forward.
   HL158

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Groceries Code Adjudicator [HL]

Government

22 May

European Union (Approval of Treaty Amendment Decision) [HL]

Government

 

Crime and Courts [HL]

Government

 

Inheritance (Cohabitants) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Company Remuneration [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Smoke-free Private Vehicles [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Airports (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Presumption of Death and Provisions Relating to Missing Persons [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Commitment

   

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

Government

 

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

The Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has drawn attention to certain instruments in the reports indicated.

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Draft Public Bodies (Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: Abolition and Transfer of Functions) Order 2012

   

Draft Further Education Institutions and 16 to 19 Academies (Specification and Disposal of Articles) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Authority to Carry) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Community Right to Challenge (Fire and Rescue Authorities and Rejection of Expressions of Interest) (England) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2012

   

Draft Electoral Registration Data Schemes Order 2012

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Courts Administration and the Public Guardian Board) Order 2012

   

Draft Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (Code of Practice for the Video Recording with Sound of Post-Charge Questioning) Order 2012

   

Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes C, G and H) Order 2012

   

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Video Recording with Sound of Interviews and Associated Code of Practice) Order 2012

   

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Codes of Practice for the Exercise of Stop and Search Powers) Order 2012

   

Draft Social Security (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2012

   

Draft Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) Order 2012

   

Draft Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Controlled Activity and Prescribed Criteria) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

   

Draft Greater London Authority Act 1999 (Amendment) Order 2012

   

Draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2012

   

Draft Infrastructure Planning (Waste Water Transfer and Storage) Order 2012

   

Draft Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Police (Collaboration: Specified Function) Order 2012

   

Draft Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2012

   

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) Order 2012

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments not reported by the Merits Committee (now the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee).

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

     

National Health Service Trust Development Authority (Establishment and Constitution) Order 2012

23 May

28 May

National Health Service Trust Development Authority Order 2012

23 May

28 May

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary procedure

Draft Order laid before the House and referred to the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Annual Review of Local Authorities) Order 2012

10 May

 

Special Procedure Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Resolution period expires

Waiting for expiry of resolution period

   

Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011

29 November

27 May

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 [28 May]

19th Report

 

Public Bodies Orders in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Orders waiting for consideration by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Draft Public Bodies (Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: Abolition and Transfer of Functions) Order 2012

22 May

 

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Courts Administration and the Public Guardian Board) Order 2012

25 June

 

Draft Orders awaiting further consideration by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (formerly the Merits Committee) under the enhanced affirmative procedure

   

Draft Inland Waterways Advisory Council (Abolition) Order 2012 58th Report from the Merits Committee, 43rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

24 May

 

Draft British Waterways Board (Transfer of Functions) Order 2012 58th Report from the Merits Committee, 43rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

24 May

 

Draft Order reported from the Merits Committee (now the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee)

   

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

2 May

 

Committees 

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

Tuesday 15 May

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Science and Technology

Sub Committee I Higher Education in STEM subjects

3.15pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 16 May

   

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.30pm

Thursday 17 May

   

European Union

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

10.00am

Monday 21 May

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Energy and Transport

4.00pm

Tuesday 22 May

   

European Union

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

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries and Agriculture

10.30am

Wednesday 23 May

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice and Institutions

4.00pm

Monday 25 June

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 14 May 2012 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Wakefield.

1 Baroness McFarlane of Llandaff The Lord Speaker informed the House that Baroness McFarlane of Llandaff, a member of the House, had died on 13 May 2012.

Select Committee Report

2 Committee of Selection 
The First Report from the Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 3)

Public Business

3 Aviation policy A question was asked by Lord Spicer and answered by Earl Attlee.

4 Youth unemployment A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Lord Freud.

5 Pakistan A question was asked by Lord Ahmed and answered by Lord Howell of Guildford.

6 Working tax credits A question was asked by Lord Touhig and answered by Lord Sassoon.

7 Smoke-free Private Vehicles Bill [HL] Lord Ribeiro presented a bill to amend the Health Act 2006 to make provision for a ban on smoking in private vehicles where there are children present. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 9)

8 Airports (Amendment) Bill [HL] Lord Empey presented a bill to amend the Airports Act 1986. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 10)

9 Wind Turbines (Minimum Distance from Residential Premises) Bill [HL] Lord Reay presented a bill to make provision for a minimum distance between wind turbines and residential premises according to the size of the wind turbine; and for connected purposes. (HL Bill 11)

10 Presumption of Death and Provisions Relating to Missing Persons Bill [HL] Baroness Kramer presented a bill to make provision for a declaration of presumed death of missing persons; for the administration of the affairs of missing persons; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 12)

11 Committee of Selection The Chairman of Committees moved that in accordance with Standing Order 63 a Committee of Selection be appointed to select and propose to the House the names of the members to form each select committee of the House (except the Committee of Selection itself and any committee otherwise provided for by statute or by order of the House) or any other body not being a select committee referred to it by the Chairman of Committees, and the panel of Deputy Chairmen of Committees; and that the following members together with the Chairman of Committees be appointed to the Committee:

B Anelay of St Johns 
L Bassam of Brighton 
B Goudie 
L Hylton 
L Laming

L McNally  
L Newby 
B Royall of Blaisdon 
L Strathclyde  
L Wakeham.

The motion was agreed to.

12 Defence budget Lord Astor of Hever repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

13 Queen’s Speech The debate on the motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty was resumed and, after further debate, was again adjourned until Tuesday 15 May.

The House adjourned at 10.37pm until Tuesday 15 May at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Channel Tunnel-Agreement between the United Kingdom and France on the implementation of the Cyclamen device in the French Terminal of the Channel Tunnel in Coquelles.    (8349)

2 Health-Government response to the 16th Report of the House of Commons Health Committee, Session 2010–12, on PIP Breast Implants and Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions.    (8351)

3 Films-Government response to the Report of the Independent Review of United Kingdom Film Policy: A future for British Film: It begins with the audience...   (8355)

4 Children-Accounts for 2010–11 of the Client Funds Account of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission Statutory Maintenance Schemes.    (-)

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution:

1 Draft Social Security (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2012, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.

2 Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2012, laid under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

3 Draft Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) Order 2012, laid under the Data Protection Act 1998.

4 (1) Draft Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Controlled Activity and Prescribed Criteria) Regulations 2012

(2) Draft Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2012

laid under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Channel Tunnel (International Arrangements) (Amendment) Order 2012, laid under the Channel Tunnel Act 1987.   (1264)

2 Social Security and Child Support (Supersession of Appeal Decisions) Regulations 2012, laid under the Child Support Act 1991.   (1267)

3 Statute made by Magdalen College, Oxford on 9 February, laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923.   (-)

4 (1) Draft Surrey (Electoral Changes) Order 2012   (-)

(2) Draft Oxfordshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2012   (-)

laid under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report and Accounts for 2011 of Channel Four Television Corporation, laid under the Broadcasting Act 1990.

Prepared 15th May 2012