House of Lords Business

Thursday 5 July 2012 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Whitty to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reconsider their decision to transfer responsibility for media, broadcasting, digital, telecommunications and oversight of Ofcom from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

*Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to create a representative body to replace the Women’s National Commission, which was abolished in 2010.

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what evaluation they have made of the impact on universities of the removal of the zero rate of VAT for alterations to protected buildings.

*Lord McAvoy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure benefits and allowances are being paid to recipients with Ulster Bank accounts.

†Business of the House Lord Strathclyde to move that the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Jenkin of Roding set down for today shall be limited to 3½ hours and that in the name of Lord Higgins to 1½ hours.

Public Service Provision The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Viscount Younger of Leckie, resigned.

†Further Education Institutions and 16 to 19 Academies (Specification and Disposal of Articles) Regulations 2012 Lord Strathclyde to move that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.

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

Lord Higgins to move that this House takes note of the welfare and transportation of horses in the European Union.

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Remedial) Order 2012 Baroness Stowell of Beeston to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 5 March be approved. 19th Report from the Human Rights Committee, Session 2010–12; 1st Report from the Human Rights Committee

Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Notification Requirements) (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 Baroness Stowell of Beeston to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 5 March be approved. 43rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, Session 2010–12

†Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2012 Baroness Stowell of Beeston to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 2 July be approved. 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Fishing Boats (Satellite-Tracking Devices and Electronic Reporting) (England) Scheme 2012 Lord De Mauley to move that the Scheme laid before the House on 24 May be approved. 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

Local Government Finance Bill Committee (day 2) [Baroness Hanham]

Future Business 

Monday 9 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the impact of restrictions on leafleting under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 on cultural and community events.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their intentions regarding the future of Passport Personal Interview Offices.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they next intend to discuss the plans for a full fiscal, monetary and banking union for the eurozone at forthcoming meetings of the European Union Economic and Financial Affairs Council and the General Affairs Council.

*Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect to be in compliance with European Council Directive 2010/64/EU, on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings, by the agreed implementation date of 27 October 2013.

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

†Designation of Features (Appeals) (England) Regulations 2012 Lord Taylor of Holbeach to move that the draft Regulations be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Public Bodies (Abolition of Environment Protection Advisory Committees) Order 2012 Lord Taylor of Holbeach to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Public Bodies (Abolition of Regional and Local Fisheries Advisory Committees) Order 2012 Lord Taylor of Holbeach to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Public Bodies (Abolition of the Commission for Rural Communities) Order 2012 Lord Taylor of Holbeach to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Legislative Reform (Annual Review of Local Authorities) Order 2012 Lord Hill of Oareford to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Justice and Security Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Wallace of Tankerness] 3rd Report from the Constitution Committee, 5th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

†Civil Aviation Bill Committee (day 4) [Earl Attlee] 4th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Tuesday 10 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what data they have on, or what best estimate they can give of, the extent to which the consumption of sugar will contribute to the substantial increase predicted in the incidence of diabetes in England and Wales.

*Lord Bilston to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to mark the 150th anniversary of the Club and Institute Union.

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to reduce the number of mothers imprisoned with their infants in England and Wales.

Topical oral question: ballot to be drawn on Friday 6 July at 1pm.

Financial Services Bill Committee (day 3) [Lord Sassoon] 4th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour) [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)

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Local Government Finance Bill will continue at 3.30pm in the Moses Room.

Wednesday 11 July at 3.00pm

*Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making on implementing the recommendations from the Farming Regulation Task Force report.

*Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to harmonise British time with that of the United Kingdom’s main European trading partners.

*Baroness Pitkeathley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to address the issue of the health of carers in the light of the report In Sickness and in Health, published on 18 June.

Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [HL] Baroness Wilcox to move that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in following order:

Clause 1
Schedule 1
Clauses 2 to 4
Schedule 2

Clauses 5 to 9
Schedule 3
Clauses 10 to 26.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Justice and Security Bill [HL] will continue.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Baroness Neuberger to move that the Grand Committee takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Behaviour Change (2nd Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 179).

Lord Harrison to move that the Grand Committee takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Towards a Financial Transaction Tax? (29th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 287).

Thursday 12 July at 11.00am

†Lord Trees will be introduced.

*The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to develop separate treatment programmes for those suffering from acute symptoms of addiction to and withdrawal from legally prescribed drugs, distinct from programmes for illegal drug addiction.

*Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on authors of a copyright exemption for schools; and whether they plan to put in place any safeguards to protect authors’ incomes.

*Lord Elton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to reduce unemployment in Wales.

Administration and Works The Chairman of Committees to move that the Report from the Select Committee on the Use of electronic devices in the House: follow-up report (2nd Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 298) be agreed to.

Lord Campbell-Savours to move that this House takes note of the implications for political representation and democracy of the current proposals of the Parliamentary Boundary Commission and matters relating to electoral administration.

Baroness Rendell of Babergh to move that this House takes note of the problems faced by families in the rented housing sector.

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making on coastal access in England. (1½ hours)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Saltaire] 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Functions of Returning Officers) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley] 2nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley] 2nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Authority to Carry) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley] 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Police and Crime Panels (Modification of Functions) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Henley] 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Public Bodies (Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: Abolition and Transfer of Functions) Order 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Freud] 1st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Social Security (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2012 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Freud] 2nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Friday 13 July at 10.00am

Lord Howell of Guildford to move that this House takes note of recent developments in the Middle East.

Monday 16 July at 2.30pm

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to create 450,000 additional primary school places across England before the next general election.

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what lessons they are learning from the introduction of "one-stop shops" for public services in Georgia.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been their response to incursions into the British sovereign waters off Gibraltar by the Spanish Guardia Civil.

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will propose within the United Nations that steps be taken to apply the Olympic Truce in Syria during at least the period of the 2012 Games, and if possible for the traditional 100 days.

Tuesday 17 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to prevent primary care trusts inappropriately restricting access to patient treatments. [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 Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report How mental illness loses out in the NHS, published by the London School of Economics and Political Science on 18 June.

*Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will announce their plans for sustainably funding adult social care.

Wednesday 18 July at 3.00pm

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with insurance companies to ensure that affordable flood insurance is available for householders in areas considered to be at risk.

*Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage demand to promote growth in the United Kingdom economy.

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to enable more children in care to secure places at boarding schools in both the maintained and independent sectors.

Thursday 19 July at 11.00am

*Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that mutineers in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo have received assistance from foreign military officials.

*Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote changing the roles and skills mix of health workers in the National Health Service to improve access and quality, and reduce costs.

*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.

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. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Lord Avebury to move that this House takes note of the role and performance of the UK Border Agency. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Lord Hannay of Chiswick to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU Drugs Strategy (26th Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 270).

Monday 23 July at 2.30pm

*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent report by Medical Aid to Palestinians and Save the Children on the health of children and pregnant women in Gaza.

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their aviation policy.

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to celebrate in 2013 the bicentenary of the birth of David Livingstone.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce a transparent scheme, similar to the Deposit Protection Scheme for tenants, to protect monies paid by leaseholders and held by managing agents.

Tuesday 24 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Chancellor of the Exchequer will be amending his deficit reduction plan.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent escalation of violence in Nigeria.

*Lord Lloyd of Berwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the Chilcot committee to report on the admissibility of intercept evidence.

Wednesday 25 July at 11.00am

*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are introducing to deal with tax avoidance.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to ensure effective treatment of diabetes in minority ethnic communities.

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the present number of inmates in the Military Corrective Training Centre; and what is the average percentage of inmates who are successfully returned to their units on completion of sentence.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 1 October for debate on 11 October. Time limit 2½ hours.

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

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to move that this House takes note of progress towards the successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals.

The Earl of Listowel to move that this House takes note of the case for ensuring a consistent standard of service for looked-after children, and in particular of the Government’s response to changes in residential childcare, in the light of recent child protection failures.

Lord MacKenzie of Culkein to move that this House takes note of the case for the professional development, regulation and training of health and social care staff to ensure improvements in the quality and standards of care across the National Health Service and social care service.

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

Lord Maclennan of Rogart to move that this House takes note of a potential break-up of the United Kingdom and of the case for considering an alternative constitutional settlement.

Baroness Taylor of Bolton to move that this House takes note of the role of the examination system in the education of school-age pupils.

Lord Warner to move that this House takes note of changes to funding for adult social care and the implications for the National Health Service.

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to move that this House takes note of the role played by local authorities in supporting the arts, media and culture.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to move that this House takes note of the development of credit unions 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

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 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

Baroness Young of Hornsey to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The Modernisation of Higher Education in Europe (27th Report, Session 2010-12, HL Paper 275). 22 March 2012

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on its work in 2010–12 (1st Report, HL Paper 13). 7 June 2012

Lord Carter of Coles to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on An Indispensable Resource: EU Freshwater Policy (33rd Report, Session 2010–12, HL Paper 296). 2 May 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.

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

Baroness Hughes of Stretford to move that this House regrets that the Education (Exemption from School Inspection) (England) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/1293) are both unnecessary and counterproductive as they would undermine the principle of all public services being inspected on a regular basis; undermine the professional oversight that is an essential part of good school governance; and run the risk of damaging children in cases where schools that have not been inspected then go into decline.

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.

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

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)

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 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 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 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)

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)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and what assessment they have made of the capacity of the CQC to deliver on those priorities. (24 May) [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 Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure access to good advice for people with small pension funds, and to maximise their retirement income. (28 May)

Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the findings and recommendations contained in the WRVS report into Ageing Across Europe, published in May. (29 May)

Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their objectives for the successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals. (29 May)

The Lord Bishop of Guildford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for promoting freedom of religion and conscience internationally as a fundamental human right and as a source of stability for all countries. (11 June)

The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in securing reconciliation in Afghanistan and between Afghanistan and its neighbours. (11 June)

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the United Kingdom’s relationship with Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus. (11 June) [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Advisory Board, European Azerbaijan Society
Category 3: Clients
My employment with the European Azerbaijan Society includes giving public affairs advice

The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of multinational companies’ financial practices and the United Kingdom’s tax policies on developing countries. (12 June)

Lord Freeman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future role of Her Majesty’s Reserve Forces. (12 June)

Lord Carlile of Berriew to ask Her Majesty’s Government what opportunities for re-training for prisoners will be provided by the newly developed policies for work in prisons; and how such work programmes will be commissioned. (2 July)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 4 July and due for answer by 18 July.

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were their conclusions following their consultation on the long-term management of United Kingdom-owned separated civil plutonium.
   HL1367

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that the Serious Fraud Office has sufficient financial resources to secure the professional advice necessary to investigate the manipulation of LIBOR.   HL1368

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 29 March 2011 (WA 235–6), which stated that the Financial Services Authority (FSA) might "in certain circumstances" consider the conduct of firms in setting the LIBOR, whether the FSA did review the conduct of these firms; and, if so, what were the circumstances that led to it doing so.   HL1369

Lord Myners to ask the Leader of the House whether, and to what extent, ministers are required to answer parliamentary questions on the activities or responsibilities of government agencies sponsored by or accountable to government departments, including HM Treasury.   HL1370

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask Sir John Vickers and the Independent Commission on Banking to produce a supplementary review of HM Treasury’s proposals to ring-fence retail and investment banking.   HL1371

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the definition of a "health care worker"; how such workers are regulated; and what level of training is required for them to carry out their tasks when working with patients or clients.   HL1372

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what instructions they have given to the Independent Safeguarding Authority about the regulation and training of health care workers.
   HL1373

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what basis the Independent Safeguarding Authority is able to establish if an individual poses a risk of harm to vulnerable groups, if there is no requirement to train, register or regulate individual health care workers.   HL1374

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the total number of people working in the health care system in England, broken down by professional groups for whom registration is mandatory, and health care workers whose registration is voluntary.
   HL1375

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Garden of Frognal on 3 July (WA 153–4), how much National Lottery or government funding is expected to be spent (1) in total, and (2) on a per capita basis, in support of events forming part of the London Festival 2012 in each of the seven areas of the United Kingdom identified in the London Festival Guide.   HL1376

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to mitigate the risk of failing to secure the building of 80,000 affordable homes by 2015, and the extra cost to the public purse of £1.4 billion as a result of rising housing benefit costs, identified by the recent National Audit Office Report Financial viability of the social housing sector: introducing the Affordable Homes Programme.   HL1377

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Turkey with a view to promoting political and constitutional, rather than military, solutions to the PKK insurgency.   HL1378

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the insurance industry about the formation of an insurance-backed fund to pay compensation to people with mesothelioma who cannot obtain compensation any other way.   HL1379

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that full compensation is awarded to mesothelioma victims who cannot trace their former employers’ insurers.
   HL1380

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy regarding the collection and publication of data on ethnicity, in order to assess access to public services and facilities, and to identify any patterns suggesting inequality or discrimination.   HL1381

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what data on ethnicity are available regarding detention rates, consent to treatment, control and restraint, and Community Treatment Orders under the Mental Health Act 2007; and, if they are not available, whether the Care Quality Commission will be required to provide such data in respect of the last five years in their annual monitoring of the Mental Health Act.   HL1382

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they involve Black Mental Health UK in seeking to understand and tackle disproportionality as it affects black patients and mental health providers.   HL1383

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations the Ministry of Defence has made to the Department of Education (Northern Ireland) about educational provision and planning for families returning from Germany to or via Northern Ireland; and what are the projected numbers of children of such families at (1) primary, and (2) secondary level for each of the next 3 years.   HL1384

Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that professional indemnity insurance is available to independent midwives by October 2013, in view of the provisions of the European Directive on Patients’ Rights in Cross-Border Healthcare which make such insurance mandatory.   HL1385

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the information they have been gathering since September 2011 on the number and proportion relative to population of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller prisoners.   HL1386

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will present to Parliament the first report on the implementation of the Armed Forces Covenant.   HL1387

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the aggregated value of imports of cars in 2011, as defined in HM Revenue and Customs’ Heading 8703, from outside the European Union; and what was the corresponding gross amount of customs duty charged thereon.
   HL1388

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 27 February (WA 253), 1 May (WA 448–9) and 25 June (WA 16–7), whether they will specify the statistically significant results that were reported by researchers at Newcastle University into the bioavailability of fluoride in drinking water in 2004.   HL1389

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 25 June (WA 17), whether members of the working group on ‘Water Fluoridation in England – Monitoring Health Effects’ will declare any affiliations to the British Fluoridation Society when their final recommendations are published.   HL1390

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how wide the consultation will be on the content of regulations to be brought forward on water fluoridation under the Health and Social Care Act 2012; and when they expect the consultation to take place.   HL1391

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

17 May (31 May)

HL281 Lord Ashcroft [CO]

HL307 Lord Laird [CO]

28 May (13 June)

HL488 Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne [DfE]

11 June (25 June)

HL670 Baroness Quin [DEFRA]

12 June (26 June)

HL751 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [DEFRA]

HL752 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [CO]

19 June (3 July)

HL914 Lord Laird [MoD]

HL917 Lord Laird [DEFRA]

HL937 Lord Cotter [DCMS]

20 June (4 July)

HL953 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [MoJ]

HL959 Lord Adonis [DfE]

HL960 Lord Adonis [DfE]

HL973 Lord Storey [HO]

HL976 Baroness Jones of Whitchurch [DfE]

HL979 Baroness Jones of Whitchurch [MoD]

HL986 Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts [HO]

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

[CO] 3

[DCMS] 1

[DEFRA] 3

[DfE] 4

[HO] 2

[MoD] 2

[MoJ] 1

         

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

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

 

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

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Higher Education (Fees) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Electric Personal Vehicles (Use on Highways) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Referendum (European Union) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Hereditary Peerages (Succession) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Membership of the House of Lords (Elections) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Parliamentary Elections [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Social Care Portability [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Electoral Registration and Administration

Government

 

Finance (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Committed to a Special Public Bill Committee

   

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

Government

10 July

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Local Government Finance

Government

5 July

Civil Aviation

Government

9 July

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Crime and Courts [HL]

Government

 

Financial Services

Government

10 July

Justice and Security [HL]

Government

9 July

House of Lords (Cessation of Membership) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Smoke-free Private Vehicles [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Caravan Sites [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Groceries Code Adjudicator [HL]

Government

 

Sent to the Commons

   

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

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 Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012

   

Draft Victims of Overseas Terrorism Compensation Scheme 2012

   

Draft Official Secrets Act 1989 (Prescription) (Amendment) Order 2012

   

Draft Jobseeker’s Allowance (Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Automatic Enrolment) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Child Support Maintenance Calculation Regulations 2012

   

Draft Child Support Maintenance (Changes to Basic Rate Calculation and Minimum Amount of Liability) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Late Night Levy (Application and Administration) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Electricity and Gas (Smart Meters Licensable Activity) Order 2012

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Social Security (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2012

 

12 July

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

   

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

3rd and 4th Reports

 

Draft Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Devolution of Policing and Justice Functions) Order 2012

   

Draft Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

 

12 July

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

 

12 July

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

3rd Report

12 July

Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012

3rd Report

12 July

Draft Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Education (Amendment of the Curriculum Requirements for Fourth Key Stage) (England) Order 2012

   

Draft Police and Crime Panels (Modification of Functions) Regulations 2012

 

12 July

Draft Green Deal (Qualifying Energy Improvements) Order 2012

5th Report

 

Draft Green Deal Framework (Disclosure, Acknowledgment, Redress etc.) Regulations 2012

5th Report

 

Draft Green Deal (Energy Efficiency Improvements) Order 2012

5th Report

 

Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2012

5th Report

 

Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) Order 2012

5th Report

 

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

5 July

Fishing Boats (Satellite-Tracking Devices and Electronic Reporting) (England) Scheme 2012

 

5 July

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

   

Draft Designation of Features (Appeals) (England) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Community Interest Company (Amendment) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2012

   

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2012

   

Draft Equality Act 2010 (Age Exceptions) Order 2012

   

Draft Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2012

   

Draft Online Infringement of Copyright (Initial Obligations) (Sharing of Costs) Order 2012

   

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2012

 

5 July

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee.

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

4th Report

   

Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2012

11 July

 

5th Report

   

Feed-in Tariffs (Specified Maximum Capacity and Functions) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2012

19 July

 

6th Report

   

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 194)

22 July

 

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

To be considered

Referred to a Joint Committee

   

Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011

29 November 2011

11 July

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

5 July

Public Bodies Orders 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Orders reported from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

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; referred to a Grand Committee

25 June

12 July

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; referred to a Grand Committee

5 July

 

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Commission for Rural Communities) Order 2012 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee; 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

11 July

 

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Crown Court Rule Committee and Magistrates’ Courts Rule Committee) Order 2012 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee; 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments; referred to a Grand Committee

12 July

 

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Environment Protection Advisory Committees) Order 2012 4th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee; 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

16 July

 

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Regional and Local Fisheries Advisory Committees) Order 2012 4th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee; 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

16 July

 

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 5 July

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

Public Service Provision

Select Committee

10.30am

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Select Committee

10.30am

Monday 9 July

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment

4.00pm

Tuesday 10 July

   

Adoption

Select Committee

10.00am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

10.15am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

12.15pm
in Committee Room G

Draft Communications Data Bill

Joint Committee

2.30pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Science and Technology

Sub-Committee I Higher Education in STEM subjects

3.15pm

European Union

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [HL]

Special Public Bill Committee

4.00pm

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Audit

Domestic Committee

5.00pm

Wednesday 11 July

   

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

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

10.30am

Draft Enhanced TPIMs Bill

Joint Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

11.00am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 18 July

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Tuesday 24 July

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 4 July 2012 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Lichfield.

Select Committee Reports

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

5th Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:  
Draft Equality Act 2010 (Age Exceptions) Order 2012 
Draft Online Infringement of Copyright (Initial Obligations) (Sharing of Costs) Order 2012 
Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2012 
Draft Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2012. (HL Paper 29)

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

5th Report, on the following bills: 
Justice and Security Bill [HL] 
Smoke-free Private Vehicles Bill [HL] 
Crime and Courts Bill [HL]: Government Response. (HL Paper 30)

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

Justice and Security Bill [HL]: Norwich Pharmacal jurisdiction. (4th Report, HL Paper 31)

Private Business

4 Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011 In accordance with Private Business Standing Order 108 (Adjournment of committee on opposed bill), the Joint Committee on the Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011 reported that it had adjourned until Wednesday 11 July being the next date that the Committee can meet.

Public Business

5 Economic policies A question was asked by Lord Low of Dalston and answered by Lord Sassoon.

6 Vehicles: insurance A question was asked by Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes and answered by Earl Attlee.

7 Elephant poaching A question was asked by Lord St John of Bletso and answered by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

8 Royal Bank of Scotland: LIBOR A question was asked by Lord Empey and answered by Lord Sassoon.

9 Finance Bill A bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance was brought from the Commons and read a first time.

10 Broadcasting (Local Digital Television Programme Services and Independent Productions) (Amendment) Order 2012 Baroness Garden of Frognal moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 23 May be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2012 Lord Astor of Hever moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 22 May be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12 European Union (Approval of Treaty Amendment Decision) Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. After debate, the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

13 Crime and Courts Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 148A. An amendment was agreed to. The House resumed.

14 NHS Annual Report and care objectives Earl Howe repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

15 Global fund: AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria A question was asked by Lord Fowler and, after debate, answered by Baroness Northover.

16 Crime and Courts Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 149D. Amendments were agreed to. The House resumed after Schedule 15 was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 9.57pm until Thursday 5 July at 11.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

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

Civil Aviation Bill The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 51. Amendments were agreed to. The Committee adjourned after clause 95 was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 6.48pm.

Papers 

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

Instrument Withdrawn

The following instrument, laid before the House on 27 June, was withdrawn:

Draft Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012.

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012, laid under the Localism Act 2011.

2 Draft Late Night Levy (Application and Administration) Regulations 2012, laid under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

3 Draft Electricity and Gas (Smart Meters Licensable Activity) Order 2012, laid under the Gas Act 1986.

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

National Police Records (Recordable Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, laid under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.    (1713)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report and Central Fund Account for 2011–12 of the Public Lending Right Scheme, laid under the Public Lending Right Act 1979.

2 Report of the Secretary of State for Health on the effect of the NHS Constitution, laid under the Health Act 2009.

3 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland, laid under the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002.

4 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Covent Garden Market Authority, laid under the Covent Garden Market Act 1961.

5 Accounts for 2011–12 of the Information Commissioner’s Office, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Data Protection Act 1998.

6 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, laid under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005.

7 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Audit Commission, laid under the Audit Commission Act 1998.

8 Report and Accounts for 2011–12 of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, laid under the Children Act 2004.

9 Accounts for 2011–12 of the Official Custodian for Charities, laid under the Charities Act 2011.

Prepared 5th July 2012