House of Lords Business

Thursday 24 May 2012 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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 European economy and financial institutions of the crisis in the euro area.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran regarding the use of capital punishment against homosexual men.

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. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to move that this House takes note of the Government’s policies on food security. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

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)

Future Business 

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.

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

Police (Collaboration: Specified Function) Order 2012 Lord Henley to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 27 March be approved. 44th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 22 May

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) Order 2012 Lord Henley to move that the Order laid before the House on 3 April be approved. 44th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 22 May

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 laid before the House on 19 March be approved. 44th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 22 May

Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Earl Howe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 March be approved. 44th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 22 May

Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2012 Lord Freud to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 26 March be approved. 44th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 22 May

Crime and Courts Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Henley]

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

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Infrastructure Planning (Waste Water Transfer and Storage) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 44th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, Session 2010–12

Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances (Abolition) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 56th Report from the Merits Committee, Session 2010–12; 42nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, Session 2010–12

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

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. (1 hour)

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.

Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [HL] Baroness Wilcox to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [HL] has been committed that they consider the Bill in the following order:

Clause 1
Schedule 1
Clauses 2 to 4
Schedule 2

Clauses 5 to 9
Schedule 3
Clauses 10 to 26.

Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2012 Baroness Northover to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 27 March be approved. 44th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 22 May

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

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.

†Financial Services Bill Second Reading [Lord Sassoon]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Sassoon to move that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee.

Tuesday 12 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review, after an appropriate interval, the comparative performances of public health information and advice campaigns under (1) the new, and (2) the former, NHS architectures; and, if so, when and whether the findings of that review will be made public.

*Lord Walton of Detchant to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they propose to take in order to implement the provisions of European Council Directive 2010/32/EU, which is designed to prevent sharp (so called needlestick) injuries, prior to the implementation date of 11 May 2013.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what principal issues they intend to raise in their forthcoming meetings with President Hollande and members of the new government of France.

†Local Government Finance Bill Second Reading [Baroness Hanham]

If the bill is read a second time, Baroness Hanham to move that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee.

Wednesday 13 June at 3.00pm

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the next actions they plan to take in support of the continuing development of credit unions.

*Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will give shareholders in listed companies a binding vote on senior executives’ and directors’ pay and bonuses.

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will enforce nutritional standards for school food in academies and free schools in the light of new evidence that some schools are reintroducing junk food.

†European Union (Approval of Treaty Amendment Decision) Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Howell of Guildford]

†Civil Aviation Bill Second Reading [Earl Attlee]

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

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 Health Research Authority (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/1108). [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 Health Research Authority (Establishment and Constitution) Amendment Order 2012 (SI 2012/1109). [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

†Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Rawlings] 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Community Right to Challenge (Fire and Rescue Authorities and Rejection of Expressions of Interest) (England) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Hanham] 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Thursday 14 June at 11.00am

*Lord Dear to ask Her Majesty’s Government what initiatives they intend to pursue to protect the welfare of animals, with special regard to the long-distance transport of horses. [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Trustee, World Horse Welfare (registered charity)

*The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reconsider their decision to cap income tax reliefs on charitable donations to the arts, universities and other areas.

*Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will allow independent schools, particularly those which were formerly direct-grant grammar schools, to join the state sector on the basis of needs-blind admission.

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).

Monday 18 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Alderdice to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their commitment to ensuring adequate mobile telephony services throughout the United Kingdom, what action they are taking to ensure that mobile phone operators provide and maintain services and coverage to rural populations.

*Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people from an ethnic minority background aged 16–24 are undertaking apprenticeships.

*Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to implement the recommendations in the report Delivering Dignity.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the re-organisation of employment tribunals.

Tuesday 19 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will meet representatives of non-governmental organisations, the tobacco industry and retailers to discuss tobacco control issues, publishing the minutes of such meetings, in line with both the requirements of Article 5.3 of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the practice of the European Commission and other member states.

*Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the consequences for nuclear non-proliferation of proceeding with a Trident replacement programme.

*The Earl of Lytton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made to ensure that regulation is coherent and regulatory powers are efficiently exercised in accordance with objective assessments of need, risk, proportionality and cost benefits and with regard to the impact on businesses and individuals.

†Wednesday 20 June at 3.00pm

†*Baroness Knight of Collingtree to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether use of the Liverpool Care Pathway in NHS hospitals is consistent with the outcome of parliamentary debates and votes on euthanasia.

†*Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will exercise their right, as agreed in the Lisbon Treaty, to opt out of the extension to the United Kingdom from December 2014 of the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice over crime and policing laws.

†*Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from the Welsh Government concerning the reform or replacement of the Barnett formula.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 12 June for debate on 28 June. 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.

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 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).

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 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 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 Glasgow to move 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 that this House takes note of children’s homes in England and Wales.

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to move 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.

Lord Lee of Trafford to move that this House takes note of the contribution of tourism to the United Kingdom economy.

Lord Boateng to move that this House takes note of the report by Scope Over-looked Communities, Over-due Change, on disability services for people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

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

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

Lord McColl of Dulwich to move that this House takes note of the rate of obesity in the United Kingdom.

Lord Norton of Louth to move that this House takes note of the case for the appointment of a Constitutional Convention in the United Kingdom.

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 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

Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Economic Affairs Committee on The Economic Impact and Effectiveness of Development Aid (6th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 278). 29 March 2012

Lord Teverson to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU: Sudan and South Sudan - follow-up report (28th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 280). 22 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.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to move that this House regrets that the deadline for opting-out of the 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, passed on 14 May without the House being given the opportunity to debate and vote on the Government’s decision not to exercise its right to opt out.

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 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)

The Earl of Dundee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they took to benefit local democracy in Europe during the recent United Kingdom chairmanship of the Council of Europe. (15 May)

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for further developments in the bus industry. (15 May)

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom Representation to the European Union is adequately advancing British interests. (15 May)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to develop a national plan for cultural education in the light of the Review of Cultural Education in England by Darren Henley. (15 May)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to undertake legislative and policy changes to the park homes sector as a result of their recent consultation exercise. (16 May)

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have a long-term strategy for the arts and cultural sector; and, if so, what that strategy is. (17 May)

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of homosexual men and women in the developing world. (17 May)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of major retailers’ practice of threatening civil recovery against those accused of low-value shoplifting following the judgment in Oxford County Court on 9 May in the test case of A Retailer v Ms B and Ms K. (22 May)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 23 May and due for answer by 8 June.

Lord Norton of Louth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision is made by Civil Service Learning to ensure senior civil servants are aware of the constitutional significance of Parliament and the conventions governing the relationship between Parliament and Government.   HL420

Lord Norton of Louth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what training previously provided to Ministers and to senior civil servants by the National School of Government is not provided by Civil Service Learning.   HL421

Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made with plans to upgrade the A1 north of Leeming to the Scotch Corner section, and connecting roads, to motorway status.
   HL422

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the details of the operation of, and what is the evidence of the impact in practice of, the employers’ duty under the Equality Act 2010 to prevent third-party harassment; and what, if any, evidence they have on whether employees have conspired to create a harassment situation so as to obtain financial compensation from their employer. 
   HL423

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence they have about the benefits and costs of the exercise of the power of employment tribunals under the Equality Act 2010 to make appropriate recommendations to obviate or reduce the adverse effect of unlawful discrimination. 
   HL424

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence they have about the benefits and costs of the use of the questionnaire procedure in discrimination cases under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and subsequent anti-discrimination legislation to enable claimants to obtain information to determine if unlawful discrimination has occurred in their case.   HL425

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 22 May (WA 52–3), whether they will publish the water companies’ water resources management plans to increase capacity for the storage of water.   HL426

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that cuts and changes in staffing in the UK Border Agency have had any impact on the length of queues and waiting times at border control at Heathrow airport.   HL427

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made regarding the formal investigation of the circumstances of the escape from custody of John Anslow and Andrew Farndon in January 2012; and when they expect to publish the report and recommendations.   HL428

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many sex offenders have reoffended in (1) the east of England, (2) London, and (3) the south east region in each of the last seven years for which information is available.   HL429

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what permission is required, and what agreements have to be sought, for a bail hostel to be designated as a hostel for prisoners released on licence; and, in those circumstances, whether a change of use has to be sought to any existing agreements.   HL430

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average cost of running a 25-bedroom Approved Premises in the east of England; and what is the optimum number of staff required.   HL431

Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessments have been conducted of the effect of a suspect on bail being placed in an Approved Premises with a prisoner released on licence; and whether this is considered to be an appropriate placement.   HL432

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each year between 2006 and 2011, how many of the students who completed initial teacher training qualifications did so by way of (1) the graduate teacher programme, (2) enrolment at a higher education institution, and (3) school-centred initial teacher training.   HL433

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each year between 2006 and 2011, how many of the students who completed initial teacher training qualifications were graduates from Russell Group universities.   HL434

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what schemes and incentives are in place to attract graduates into the teaching profession.   HL435

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that funding cuts to fire services will be distributed proportionately across all authorities in 2013–14.   HL436

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking action to combat sexually explicit peer-to-peer e-bullying, and to educate young people about its dangers.   HL437

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that the history of the holocaust is taught in publicly-funded independent schools.   HL438

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many persons entered immigration or asylum detention in 2010, 2011 and in 2012 to date; what were the average and median lengths of detention; and whether they will appoint an independent auditor of detention, with full rights of access.   HL439

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what methods they will use to ensure that Rule 35 of the Detention Centre Rules 2001 is fully implemented to protect victims of torture from further harm. 
   HL440

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will invite Adrian Beecroft to write a report for HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs on taxation of private equity investment vehicles, carried interests of private equity executives and the impact on United Kingdom corporation tax receipts of private equity takeovers of British companies whose headquarters have subsequently moved abroad for tax purposes.   HL441

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government, according to Eurostat, how many reptiles were imported into the European Union in total (of both CITES and non-CITES listed species) in each year from 2001 to 2011.   HL442

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government, according to TRACES, how many reptiles were imported into the United Kingdom from (1) within, and (2) outside, the European Union in each year from 2001 to 2011.   HL443

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reptiles were seized, by (1) number of seizures, and (2) number of individual animals, by HM Customs under CITES in each year from 2001 to 2011.   HL444

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 27 March (WA 240) indicating that there were "no plans to change the British Indian Ocean Territory marine protected area" and that the area was "fully compatible with United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea obligations", what are the grounds on which there was announced on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Overseas Territories website as last amended on 12 April an increase of the size of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) Marine Protected Area from 544,000 square kilometres to 640,000 square kilometres; and whether amended outer limit lines of the BIOT Fisheries (Conservation and Management) Zone 1991 and the BIOT Environment (Protection and Preservation) Zone 2003 had accordingly been communicated to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, as required by Article 75 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. 
   HL445

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 27 March (WA 240) indicating that there were "no plans to change the British Indian Ocean Territory marine protected area" and that the area was "fully compatible with United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea obligations", whether the delimitation of the British Indian Ocean Territory marine protected area has been agreed with the Republic of the Maldives; and, if not, whether procedures for dispute settlement have been initiated in the absence of agreement, as required by Article 74 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.   HL446

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 27 March (WA 240), indicating that there were "no plans to change the British Indian Ocean Territory marine protected area" and that the area was "fully compatible with United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea obligations", how they intend to take enforcement measures against foreign vessels in the British Indian Ocean Territory marine protected area under Article 73 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, taking account of Article 56(2) of the Convention. 
   HL447

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to address the problem of scrap metal theft beyond the provisions included in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.   HL448

Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the different considerations in collecting separate data on numbers of, medication for, and expenditure on, sufferers of diabetes 1 as opposed to diabetes 2.   HL449

Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many civil servants of the rank of Permanent Secretary were attached to the Cabinet Office in (1) 2002, and (2) 2012; and what consideration has been given to reducing the current number in line with the Government’s plan to reduce and streamline the civil service.   HL450

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much they have budgeted for the cost of the three independent reviews commissioned by the Bank of England; whether any of the reviewers will be paid; and, if so, how much.   HL451

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the three independent reviews commissioned by the Bank of England will be supported by independent secretariats or Bank staff.   HL452

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the reported major outbreak of bovine tuberculosis in camelids in East Sussex in April 2012 and reports that a camelid owner has contracted bovine tuberculosis which is of the same spolygotype as that found in her alpacas, they will review current surveillance and movement policies for camelids.   HL453

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many camelids were slaughtered for meat in English and Welsh abattoirs in each year since 2003; and how many of those animals were found to have bovine tuberculosis lesions.   HL454

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all cases of bovine tuberculosis in non-bovine farmed animals are reported to the authorities; and, if not, what plans they have to improve rates of reporting.   HL455

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to revise the definition of special educational needs for schools; and whether they will publish that definition.   HL456

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Department for Work and Pensions Forums have been disbanded.   HL457

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what effect the Local Medical Committee conference motion calling for the abolition of work capability assessments, passed on 22 May, will have on the management of work capability assessments conducted by ATOS Healthcare.   HL458

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government which taxable state benefits have tax deducted at source by means of the application of a tax code from HM Revenue and Customs; and why the payment of state old-age pensions is not treated in that manner.   HL459

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 23 April (WA 362–3), whether they will cap the Exchequer contribution to the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund at its current 28.7 per cent of pay; and whether there is any pension fund in the public sector which receives a higher level of employer contribution.   HL460

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 15 May (WA 3), whether they will determine the non-duty revenue and costs of transit flights into London to inform discussions on building a third runway at Heathrow, or other plans to increase airport capacity in the region.   HL461

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 24 April (WA 386), why they do not record centrally and publish the annual numbers and costs of redundancies under the Civil Service Compensation Scheme by individual civil service departments and agencies, and the total annual cost of such pension payments and lump sums on retirement.   HL462

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 23 April (WA 380), whether opportunities under the Union Learning Fund (ULF) remit for workers in non-unionised workplaces who are identified to access learning via learning agreements with their employers are freely and willingly entered into by such employers; what percentage of overall ULF funding will go to the priority of non-unionised workplace engagement; and how many jobs this year’s ULF funding of £21.4 million will support.   HL463

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to suspend the Sunday trading law for Sunday 23 December 2012.   HL464

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much tax relief was claimed by public schools on charitable donations received in each of the last five financial years.   HL465

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Crime and Courts [HL]

Government

28 May

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

 

Mental Health (Discrimination) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Marine Navigation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Marriage (Approved Organisations) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Interception of Communications (Admissibility of Evidence) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Caravan Sites [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords (Cessation of Membership) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Higher Education (Fees) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Electric Personal Vehicles (Use on Highways) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Local Government Finance

Government

12 June

Financial Services

Government

11 June

Civil Aviation

Government

13 June

Waiting for Commitment

   

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

Government

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Groceries Code Adjudicator [HL]

Government

 

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

Government

13 June

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

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Commission for Rural Communities) Order 2012

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Crown Court Rule Committee and Magistrates’ Courts Rule Committee) Order 2012

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Environment Protection Advisory Committees) Order 2012

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Regional and Local Fisheries Advisory Committees) Order 2012

   

Draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2012

   

Draft Broadcasting (Local Digital Television Programme Services and Independent Productions) (Amendment) Order 2012

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

28 May

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

 

13 June

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

 

13 June

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Greater London Authority Act 1999 (Amendment) Order 2012

 

28 May

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

 

28 May

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

 

28 May

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

 

29 May

Draft Police (Collaboration: Specified Function) Order 2012

 

28 May

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

 

28 May

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

   

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

   

Draft Electoral Registration Data Schemes 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

   

Draft Statutory Auditors (Amendment of Companies Act 2006 and Delegation of Functions etc.) Order 2012

   

Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Functions of Returning Officers) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012

   

Draft Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Determination of Turnover for Monetary Penalties) Order 2012

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments not reported by 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

Health Research Authority (Amendment) Regulations 2012

20 June

13 June

Health Research Authority (Establishment and Constitution) Amendment Order 2012

20 June

13 June

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary procedure

Draft Order reported from the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee

   

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

10 May

Affirmative

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 reported by the Joint Committee on Human Rights

   

Draft Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Remedial) Order 2012 [28 May]

19th Report, Session 2010–12; 1st Report

 

Public Bodies Orders 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Orders waiting for consideration by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Commission for Rural Communities) Order 2012

11 July

 

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Crown Court Rule Committee and Magistrates’ Courts Rule Committee) Order 2012

12 July

 

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Environment Protection Advisory Committees) Order 2012

16 July

 

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Regional and Local Fisheries Advisory Committees) Order 2012

16 July

 

Draft Orders reported from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (formerly the Merits Committee)

   

Draft Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances (Abolition) Order 2012 56th Report from the Merits Committee, Session 2010–12; 42nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, Session 2010–12; referred to a Grand Committee

9 May

28 May

Draft Public Bodies (Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: Abolition and Transfer of Functions) Order 2012 1st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee; 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

25 June

 

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Courts Administration and the Public Guardian Board) Order 2012 2nd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee; 2nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

5 July

 

Draft Orders reported from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (formerly the Merits Committee) under the enhanced affirmative procedure

   

Draft British Waterways Board (Transfer of Functions) Order 2012 58th Report from the Merits Committee, Session 2010–12; 43rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, Session 2010–12; 1st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

17 June

 

Draft Inland Waterways Advisory Council (Abolition) Order 2012 58th Report from the Merits Committee, Session 2010–12; 43rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, Session 2010–12; 1st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

17 June

 

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.

Thursday 24 May

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

Monday 28 May

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment

4.00pm

Tuesday 29 May

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.00am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 30 May

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy

10.30am

Tuesday 12 June

   

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Privileges and Conduct

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Wednesday 13 June

   

Constitution

Select Committee

10.00am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Tuesday 19 June

   

Science and Technology

Sub Committee I Higher Education in STEM subjects

3.15pm

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 20 June

   

Information

Domestic Committee

3.45pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Monday 25 June

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 28 June

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Monday 2 July

   

Procedure of the House

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Tuesday 10 July

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 23 May 2012 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.

Select Committee Reports

1 Statutory Instruments 
The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

2nd Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:  
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 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 
Draft Statutory Auditors (Amendment of Companies Act 2006 and Delegation of Functions etc.) Order 2012 
Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Functions of Returning Officers) Regulations 2012
Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012 
Draft Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Determination of Turnover for Monetary Penalties) Order 2012 
Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2012. (HL Paper 9)

2 Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

1st Report, on the following bill: 
Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [HL]

and on the following Legislative Reform Order: 
Draft Legislative Reform (Annual Review of Local Authorities) Order 2012. (HL Paper 10)

Public Business

3 Police: reduction in numbers A question was asked by Baroness Smith of Basildon and answered by Lord Henley.

4 Media ownership A question was asked by Lord Fowler and answered by Baroness Garden of Frognal.

5 Asylum seekers: children A question was asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett and answered by Lord Henley.

6 National Health Service: general practitioners A question was asked by Lord Laming and answered by Earl Howe.

7 Financial Services Bill A bill to amend the Bank of England Act 1998, the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the Banking Act 2009; to make other provision about financial services and markets; to make provision about the exercise of certain statutory functions relating to building societies, friendly societies and other mutual societies; to amend section 785 of the Companies Act 2006; to make provision enabling the Director of Savings to provide services to other public bodies; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 25)

8 Financial Services Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 25–EN)

9 Civil Aviation Bill A bill to make provision about the regulation of operators of dominant airports; to confer functions on the Civil Aviation Authority under competition legislation in relation to services provided at airports; to make provision about aviation security; to make provision about the regulation of provision of flight accommodation; to make further provision about the Civil Aviation Authority’s membership, administration and functions in relation to enforcement, regulatory burdens and the provision of information relating to aviation; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 26)

10 Civil Aviation Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 26–EN)

11 Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2012 Baroness Rawlings moved that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

12 Community Right to Challenge (Fire and Rescue Authorities and Rejection of Expressions of Interest) (England) Regulations 2012 Baroness Hanham moved that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee. The motion was agreed to.

13 G8 and NATO Summit Lord Strathclyde repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

14 European Union (Approval of Treaty Amendment Decision) Bill [HL] Lord Howell of Guildford moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

The House adjourned at 8.02pm until Thursday 24 May at 11.00am.

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 Paper

The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty:

Public Sector-Report of HM Treasury of the Review of the tax arrangements of public sector appointees.    (8350)

Affirmative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution:

Draft Broadcasting (Local Digital Television Programme Services and Independent Productions) (Amendment) Order 2012, laid under the Communications Act 2003.

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Supreme Court, laid under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005.

2 State of the Estate in 2011: Report for 2011 on progress in improving the efficiency and environmental sustainability of the Civil Estate, laid under the Climate Change Act 2008.

Prepared 24th May 2012