House of Lords Business

Monday 13 May 2013 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the implementation of the NHS 111 service. [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
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 Young of Hornsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that retailers operating in the United Kingdom clothing sector take a rigorous approach to ensuring that people working throughout their supply chains enjoy safe and secure working conditions.

*Lord McAvoy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what if any instructions they have given to each Government department to outline the impact that independence would have on its responsibilities in Scotland.

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the proposals put forward by a number of newspapers in response to the Leveson inquiry report.

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

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

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

It is expected that the principal topics for debate will be Business, the Economy, Local Government and Transport.

Future Business 

Tuesday 14 May at 2.30pm

*Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of arrangements whereby local authorities require bailiffs to pay them part of the fees that bailiffs have charged to debtors.

*Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering a levy on single use plastic bags in England.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent report by the Institute of Fiscal Studies on child poverty in the United Kingdom.

†Prisoner Voting The Chairman of Committees to move that the Commons message of 22 April be considered and that a Committee of six Lords be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Commons to consider and report on the draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill presented to both Houses on 22 November 2012 (Cm 8499) and that the committee should report on the draft bill by 31 October 2013;

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

L Dholakia
B Gibson of Market Rasen
B Noakes

 

L Norton of Louth
L Peston
L Phillips of Worth Matravers

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

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

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

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

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

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

It is expected that the debate on the address will continue and that the principal topics for debate will be Agriculture, Culture, Education, Energy, Health and Welfare.

Wednesday 15 May at 3.00pm

*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to make changes in the under-occupancy rule for housing benefit.

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of United Kingdom aid to India being phased out in 2015, and the high proportion of that aid being targeted at the Dalit or Scheduled Caste communities, what information they have about how those aid programmes will be replaced.

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they will employ for the allocations of direct budgetary support to developing countries in 2013–14.

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

Thursday 16 May at 11.00am

*Baroness Brinton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding is available to enable self-excluded severely bullied children to return to education.

*The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the rule that prevents patients of dispensing doctors who live within 1.6 kilometres of a pharmacy from collecting their medication from a doctor’s dispensary.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals for reform of the European Union they will present to the forthcoming meeting of the European Council.

Lord Greaves to move that this House takes note of the contribution of outdoor activities to the United Kingdom economy and to the health and wellbeing of the population. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Lord Soley to move that this House takes note of the current level of growth in the United Kingdom economy. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Baroness Butler-Sloss to move that this House takes note of the Reports of the Adoption Legislation Committee on Adoption: Pre-legislative Scrutiny (1st Report, 2012-13, HL Paper 94) and Adoption: Post-legislative Scrutiny (2nd Report, 2012-13, HL Paper 127).

Monday 20 May at 2.30pm

*Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase sports activities in schools.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to allowing asylum seekers the right to work after six months of waiting for a decision on their application.

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to introduce any proposals that may affect local bus services.

*Lord Saatchi to ask Her Majesty’s Government in what proportion of deaths recorded as caused by cancer is the actual cause of death the treatment of cancer.

Tuesday 21 May at 2.30pm

*Lord Hannay of Chiswick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they are making for the signature, ratification and implementation of the new United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

*Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce, and raise public awareness of, the United Kingdom’s £47 billion annual trading deficit with the European Union, as set out in the Treasury Pink Book.

*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities for the G8 meeting on 17 June.

Wednesday 22 May at 3.00pm

*Lord Tanlaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the re-introduction of single double summer time will reduce road deaths; and whether they will publish the road casualty statistics, including date and time, from the 1968–71 daylight saving experiment to inform debate on the matter.

*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what circumstances they consider would justify an escalation of action by external governments in Syria.

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had about the extension of the Public Lending Right, as set out in the Digital Economy Act 2010, to e-books and audio books.

Monday 3 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any proposals to privatise or reorganise the handling and repayment of student loans.

*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to human rights abuses by Islamist groups in Egypt and elsewhere.

*Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking any action to address the decline in the numbers of those opting for part-time university study.

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the impact of cuts in legal aid on access to justice.

Tuesday 4 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Davies of Oldham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether consideration has been given to extending the management by Directly Operated Railways of the East Coast Main Line franchise.

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was meant by the reference to "flexibility in the fiscal framework" in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s speech to the International Monetary Fund in Washington in April.

*Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the changes in the rights of women since Emily Davison’s fatal injury at Epsom on 4 June 1913.

Wednesday 5 June at 3.00pm

*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage brain donation to assist scientific research including into degenerative brain diseases.

*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of ethnic tensions and progress towards democracy in Burma.

*Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider linking the separate outcomes frameworks for health and social care.

†Thursday 6 June at 11.00am

†*Baroness Knight of Collingtree to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to cease the practice of terminations of pregnancy in NHS hospitals which are not compliant with the Abortion Act 1967.

†*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to increase the membership of the Order of the Companions of Honour.

†*Lord Stoneham of Droxford to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the prospectus for the establishment of new Garden Cities.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 4 June for debate on 20 June. Time limit 2½ hours

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

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to move that this House takes note of the 2013 G8 Summit in Northern Ireland.

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to move that this House takes note of the case for allowing asylum seekers to work.

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

The Earl of Clancarty to move that this House takes note of the significance of the arts and creative industries for the growth of the economy.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House takes note of the security and human rights issues on the Korean peninsula and in East Asia.

Lord Dubs to move that this House takes note of levels of unmet housing need in England and Wales.

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to move that this House takes note of recent trends in social mobility including the impact of factors such as character and resilience in shaping individual prospects.

Baroness Meacher to move that this House takes note of the report Towards a Safer Drugs Policy.

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

Lord Fowler to move that this House takes note of worldwide efforts to tackle HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to move that this House takes note of the development of the co-operative housing sector in the United Kingdom.

Baroness Berridge to move that this House takes note of the implications of the removal of the presumptions of public benefit for religion and education under the Charities Act 2006.

Lord Sharkey to move that this House takes note of the prospects for the reunification of Cyprus.

Baroness Brinton to move that this House takes note of the level of education support and mental health provision available to children who are severely bullied at school.

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

Select Committee Reports 

The date on which the report was published is in italics

Lord Krebs to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Sport and exercise science and medicine: building on the Olympic legacy to improve the nation’s health (1st Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 33). 18 July 2012.

Lord Carter of Coles to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Leaving a bitter taste? The EU Sugar Regime (4th Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 44). 4 September 2012.

Lord Hannay of Chiswick to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The EU’s Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (8th Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 91). 18 December 2012.

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The future of EU enlargement (10th Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 129). 6 March 2013.

Other Motion for Debate 

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to move that this House takes note of the development of credit unions in the United Kingdom.

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Lord Bach to move that this House regrets that the Civil Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) Regulations 2013, laid before the House on 7 March, will result in a substantial number of vulnerable people not being eligible for legal aid because of the capital in their house. (SI 2013/480)

Lord Avebury to move that this House regrets that the Town and Country Planning (Temporary Stop Notice) (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2013, laid before the House on 12 April, will have a negative impact on vulnerable Traveller families. (SI 2013/830)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House regrets that the Social Security (Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance and Carer’s Allowance) (Amendment) Regulations 2013, laid before the House on 4 March, will result in the loss of Motability provision for many disabled people; and that this House considers that transitional arrangements should be put in place urgently. (SI 2013/389)

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Lord Sacks to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the relationship between business and society. (8 May)

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to address the difficulties faced by families living in temporary housing or in overcrowded conditions. (8 May)

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support and promote the impact of music upon tourism. (8 May)

Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support the global fund on HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. (8 May)

Baroness Young of Hornsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the contribution of people from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean to British efforts in the First World War is recognised in the forthcoming commemorations. (8 May)

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to promote social mobility, and what assessment they have made of the impact of factors such as character and resilience on individuals’ prospects. (8 May)

Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the review by the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel When laws become too complex, published on 16 April 2013. (8 May)

Lord Cormack to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to develop a citizenship programme in schools. (8 May)

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Kenya following the outcome of the recent Presidential election in that country. (8 May)

Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that local regulatory services, including trading standards and environmental health, are fit for purpose, in the light of recent cuts to those services. (8 May)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the human rights situation in West Papua. (8 May)

Viscount Astor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of alternative routes for HS2, and compensation terms for those affected by it. (8 May)

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress and impact of the Public Health Responsibility Deal. (8 May)

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to transfer a portion of the international development budget to the budget of the Ministry of Defence. (8 May)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress being made in Burma to end ethnic tensions and to secure democracy. (8 May)

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they intend to propose to the European Union Economic and Financial Affairs Council to assist in promoting the trading activities of the City of London. (8 May)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report of the Commission on a British Bill of Rights. (8 May) [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Commission on a Bill of Rights

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan on curbing religious violence in that country. (8 May)

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to introduce statutory employment contracts for MPs and other elected politicians. (8 May)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments designed to halt the conflict in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. (8 May)

Baroness Hamwee to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to review the social and economic impact on families of recent changes to the immigration rules. (8 May)

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to take forward the issues of media plurality in the light of the Leveson Report. (8 May)

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of low-quality housing on child development. (8 May)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment since February 2008 of the arrangements for preserving Government archives and preparing official histories. (8 May)

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to providing patients with a right to die at home. (8 May)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their proposals for reform of the process of rehabilitation of offenders in England and Wales will focus on reducing reoffending or increasing the number of prison places. (8 May)

Baroness Brinton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the relevant bodies are doing to ensure that pupils who have not been formally excluded but are not attending school are provided with a full-time education. (8 May)

Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address the health inequalities highlighted by the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities. (8 May)

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of European Union and United Kingdom aid to Palestine. (8 May)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to promote the needs of deaf people in the provision of public services. (8 May)

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the World Bank’s work on water management in Central Asia. (8 May)

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact on United Kingdom-based business of HM Revenue and Customs closing down tax avoidance by international businesses. (8 May)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the alternatives to the payday lending industry available to consumers. (9 May)

Lord Trimble to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the governments of Russia and other European countries about the Khodorkovsky case at the European Court of Human Rights. (9 May)

Lord Stoneham of Droxford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they expect to make in increasing housebuilding by May 2015. (9 May)

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the use and quality of bus services. (9 May)

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the report by the Association of Medical Research Charities Our Vision for Research in the NHS. (9 May)

Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities for the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe Helsinki +40 discussions; and what progress has been made. (9 May)

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in preparing a code of conduct for the civilian and military use of drones operating from the United Kingdom; and what negotiations they advocate for an international code. (9 May)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 9 May and due for answer by 23 May.

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent report by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research Potential impacts on the UK of future migration from Bulgaria and Romania, what assessment they have made of the potential impact of future migration from (1) Bulgaria, and (2) Romania, following the lifting of transitional controls at the end of 2013.   HL74

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the statutory guidance prepared by the Equality and Human Rights Commission aimed at ensuring teachers are equipped to deal with the diversity of the their students.   HL75

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government when in the last 12 months there have been accidental sewage spillages into the River Thames from the Little Marlow sewage treatment works.   HL76

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total volume of sewage pumped into the River Thames from the Little Marlow sewage treatment works between 19 April and 27 April.   HL77

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether sewage pumped into the River Thames from the Little Marlow sewage treatment works between 19 April and 27 April included human excrement; and what action was taken for the removal of any such material from the river.
   HL78

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will prosecute Thames Water over its actions in pumping sewage into the River Thames between 19 April and 27 April.
   HL79

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action the Environment Agency has taken to establish when Thames Water officials were first informed of the pumping of sewage into the River Thames between 19 April and 27 April.   HL80

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government when Thames Water officials first informed the Environment Agency of the pumping of sewage into the River Thames from the Little Marlow sewage treatment works between 19 April and 27 April; and what requirement they place upon sewage treatment operations to inform local organisations, marina operators and media organisations regarding the pumping of sewage into the River Thames.   HL81

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will include child protection issues, and in particular sexual exploitation and abuse, in all consultations with foreign governments on human rights and international development.   HL82

Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial support they provided to (1) the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, (2) NATO, and (3) the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe; and what are the annual salaries currently paid to the Senior Executive Officer of each organisation.   HL83

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurred in (1) England, (2) Wales, and (3) Scotland, in the last year for which figures are available; what were the survival rates in each region; and how those survival rates compared with those in other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries.   HL84

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they provide incentives to provide public access defibrillators and defibrillator training.   HL85

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider imposing a statutory duty to include public access defibrillators in building regulations for new public buildings.   HL86

Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 27 March (WA 246), whether they will disclose the Key Management Principles formulated by the Advisory Group for HMS Victory.   HL87

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the resolution of the International Democrat Union Executive at its Helsinki meeting on 14 April 2013 regarding the Venezuelan Presidential elections.   HL88

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the resolution of the International Democrat Union Executive at its Helsinki meeting on 14 April 2013 regarding North Korea’s nuclear test.   HL89

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the statement in April 2013 by the International Young Democrat Union on recent political developments in Ukraine.   HL90

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the statement in April 2013 by the International Young Democrat Union on the political situation in Bolivia.   HL91

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 23 April (WA 410–11), whether Corporal Derek Wood and Corporal David Howes were off duty on 16 March 1988.   HL92

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the BBC regarding the neutrality of its news coverage.   HL93

Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the request for additional Advocates General from the President of the Court of Justice of the European Union, when they expect to seek the approval of Parliament under the European Union Act 2011 for the appointment of additional Advocates General.   HL94

Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the European Union Council of Ministers to agree the appointment of an additional Advocate General from Poland to the Court of Justice of the European Union pursuant to Declaration 38 on Article 252 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union annexed to the Treaty of Lisbon.   HL95

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what equipment they intend to donate to the government of Afghanistan upon withdrawing combat troops from that jurisdiction in 2014.   HL96

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the oversight of The Cup Trust by the Charity Commission; and whether they will order the publication of the names of donors who obtained tax reductions by donating to The Cup Trust.   HL97

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 22 April (WA 353–4), what action is taken if a self-employed person who has failed to submit a tax return on time fails to pay the resulting penalties; and whether they have considered introducing a rule that such individuals who fail to make a return have that status terminated and the related benefits ended.   HL98

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 10 April (WA 302–4), whether they will revalue the average pensioner healthcare cost charged by the United Kingdom to European Union states for EU citizens resident in the United Kingdom; when that figure was last updated; and what are the equivalent figures used by (1) Spain, and (2) the Republic of Ireland, when charging the United Kingdom.   HL99

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 10 April (WA 302–4), how the £196,692,000 paid to France for actual pensioner healthcare costs in 2011 of United Kingdom pensioners resident there was made up; and whether those costs were composed of accumulated individual amounts by pensioner.   HL100

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 22 April (WA 351–2), how much by way of extra levies the Bank of Cyprus UK has been charged by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for the 15,000 accounts in the United Kingdom transferred to it from the Cypriot Laiki Bank; for how much extra the Bank of England is now responsible in the event of the collapse of Bank of Cyprus UK; and whether the FSCS had the option not to guarantee any or all of those transferred accounts.   HL101

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Romanians and Bulgarians respectively have registered for national insurance numbers (1) in each year since 2007, and (2) in total; how many of those are not recorded as ever paying national insurance contributions; and what is their estimate of the numbers of such nationals who are presently resident in the United Kingdom.   HL102

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government which Ministers have provided written directions to Departmental accounting officers under the Ministerial Code to take a certain action; and what matters were covered by each such direction since the 2010 General Election.   HL103

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for ensuring that the 2011 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance on the management of low-risk basal cell carcinomas in the community is implemented safely.   HL104

Viscount Astor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their forecast of the change in the total borrowings of Network Rail for the next (1) five, (2) 10, (3) 15, and (4) 20 years.   HL105

Viscount Astor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their forecast of the total borrowing of Network Rail on completion of HS2 from (1) London to Birmingham, and (2) the extension to Leeds and Manchester.   HL106

Viscount Astor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the average percentage interest cost paid by Network Rail on short-term and long-term debt.   HL107

Viscount Astor to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the borrowing of Network Rail exceeds £28 billion.   HL108

Viscount Astor to ask Her Majesty’s Government when Network Rail intends to start making capital repayment of their borrowings; and, if so, how much will be repaid on an annual basis.   HL109

Viscount Astor to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Network Rail borrowing is considered to be Government debt.   HL110

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much British citizens who qualify for the full state pension, and who have lived since reaching retirement age in countries or territories where the pension is not uprated each year, are eligible to receive if they are (1) 65 when they begin drawing the pension, (2) 75 and began drawing the pension at age 65, (3) 85 and began drawing the pension at age 65, and (4) 95 and began drawing the pension at age 65; and what is the reason for any distinction in eligibility.   HL111

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the statement from the Local Government Association on 9 May that a further 10 per cent cut in local government funding in 2015–16 would result in substantial cuts to street and road repairs, reduced streetlighting, and closures of sports centres, libraries and museums.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Member, Pendle Borough Council
Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)
Vice President, Local Government Association
 HL112

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what Barnett consequential payments have been made to the Welsh Government arising from changes in the expenditure on the health service in England in (1) 2010–11, (2) 2011–12, and (3) 2012–13.   HL113

Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions since the publication of the Leveson Report the Prime Minister or other ministers responsible for bringing forward legislation on its recommendations have met editors, owners or senior executives of newspapers.   HL114

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many appeals against initial Work Capability Assessments to either Jobcentre Plus decision-makers or the First Tier Tribunal have been successful; what percentage of total appeals have been successful; how many successful appeals were attributed to errors in assessments conducted by Atos Healthcare between March 2012 and March 2013; and what percentage of successful appeals in period those appeals represent.   HL115

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Work Capability Assessments have either not been challenged or have been appealed unsuccessfully; and what proportion of such assessments made between March 2012 and March 2013 those cases represent.   HL116

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Earl Attlee on 13 June 2012 (HL Deb col 1406), whether, as the matter was formally referred, the Committee on the Toxicity of Chemicals in Food and the Environment have yet received the relevant papers on research into cabin air quality.   HL117

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will expedite the Committee on the Toxicity of Chemicals in Food and the Environment’s consideration of the subject of cabin air quality following the article published on the subject in Flight Global in the week commencing 22 April.   HL118

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many suspected adverse reaction reports to (1) Gardasil, (2) Cervarix, and (3) other Human Papilloma Virus vaccines, have been recorded under the yellow card or other schemes since August 2012.   HL119

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to involve the Church of England and other churches and faith communities in their plans to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.   HL120

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to including representatives of the government of Germany in their plans to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.   HL121

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they are providing to the United Nations intervention brigade in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.   HL122

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo about the arrest in that country of the opposition politician Diomi Ndongala.   HL123

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reported sightings of the M23 militia gang around Goma; and whether they will refer the use of rape as a weapon of war by the M23 and other groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the International Criminal Court.   HL124

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in preparing a prioritised assessment of locations for the storage of future nuclear waste; and what arrangements they have made to improve the security of existing and currently produced nuclear waste.   HL125

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the number of children prosecuted in military courts in Israel in March 2013, (2) the number of children aged 12 to 15 so prosecuted in that month, (3) the total number of children in detention in that month, and (4) the number of children aged 16 and 17 held in solitary confinement in that month, and for how long.
   HL126

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many empty domestic properties are held by the Bona Vacantia Division of HM Treasury; what is the average length of time that such properties are held before being disposed of; and what is the target length of time for such disposals.   HL127

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government how long property forming estates of intestate deceased persons may be held before being disposed of; and what criteria are used in deciding whether such properties are disposed of at an earlier point.   HL128

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to change the way in which the minimum wage calculations are made.   HL129

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to promote the use of the living wage.   HL130

Lord Greaves to ask the Chairman of Committees whether the House of Lords pays its staff at least the London Living Wage; and whether it requires its contractors to do the same.   HL131

Lord Whitty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the 1.84 million households on the council housing waiting list in England have been resident in the United Kingdom for less than (1) two years, and (2) five years.   HL132

Lord Whitty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what rules apply, and what guidance is given, to local authorities in designating a Neighbourhood Forum (other than Parish Councils) under section 61F of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, particularly with respect to (1) the level of support among residents of the neighbourhood area, and (2) potential conflicts of interest.   HL133

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the statutory register for practitioners supplying unlicensed herbal medicines, announced by the Secretary of State for Health in 2011, will be established.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
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
 HL134

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to consult a full range of interested parties, including representatives of United Kingdom herbal practitioners supplying unlicensed herbal practitioner associations, before reaching a decision on whether to establish a statutory register for medicines.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
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
 HL135

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the recent finding by the Court of Justice of the European Union that Poland was in breach of Article 5.1 of Directive 2001/83/EC with respect to their plans for the establishment of a statutory register for practitioners supplying unlicensed herbal medicines.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
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
 HL136

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to assist practitioners, producers and suppliers of herbal medicines in dealing with the consequences of European Union Directive 2004/24/EC and the simultaneous repeal of section 12(2) of the Medicines Act 1968.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
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
 HL137

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what safety precautions they are taking to prevent citizens from purchasing unregulated, unprescribed and misadvertised herbal medicines purchased through the internet.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
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
 HL138

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Chief Medical Officer and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency have provided their views on the establishment of a statutory register for practitioners supplying unlicensed herbal medicines.
   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
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
 HL139

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Care [HL]

Government

 

Offender Rehabilitation [HL]

Government

 

Mesothelioma [HL]

Government

 

Local Audit and Accountability [HL]

Government

 

Intellectual Property [HL]

Government

 

Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cultural and Community Distribution Deregulation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Littering from Vehicles [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Alan Turing (Statutory Pardon) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

   

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Hertfordshire County Council (Filming on Highways) [HL]

Private

 

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 Planning Act 2008 (Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects) (Electric Lines) Order 2013

   

Draft Licensing Act 2003 (Descriptions of Entertainment) (Amendment) Order 2013

   

Draft National Health Service (Direct Payments) (Repeal of Pilot Schemes Limitation) Order 2013

   

Draft Added Tribunals (Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal) Order 2013

   

Draft Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013

   

Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Application to immigration officers and designated customs officials in England and Wales) Order 2013

   

Draft Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations) Order 2013

   

Draft Elections (Fresh Signatures for Absent Voters) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Victims’ Advisory Panel) Order 2013

   

Draft National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Fresh Signatures for Absent Voters) Order 2013

   

Draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2013

   

Draft Accession of Croatia (Immigration and Worker Authorisation) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2013

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Registrar of Public Lending Right) Order 2013

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Duty to Participate in Education or Training (Alternative Ways of Working) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 (Consequential Amendments to Part 1 of the Education and Skills Act 2008) Order 2013

   

Draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2013

   

Draft Local Transport Act 2008 (Traffic Commissioners) (Consequential Amendments) Order 2013

   

Draft Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates: Relevant Matters) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2013

   

Draft Reservoirs Act 1975 (Exemptions, Appeals and Inspections) (England) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2013

   

Draft Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (Contractual Scheme) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Cash Ratio Deposits (Value Bands and Ratios) Order 2013

   

Negative Instruments 

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

Instruments not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Social Security (Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance and Carer’s Allowance) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

30 April

 

Civil Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) Regulations 2013

3 May

 

Town and Country Planning (Temporary Stop Notice) (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2013

4 June

 

Public Bodies Orders in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Orders waiting for consideration by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Victims’ Advisory Panel) Order 2013

27 June

 

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Registrar of Public Lending Right) Order 2013

29 June

 

Draft Orders reported from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee under the enhanced affirmative procedure

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council) Order 2013, 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, Session 2012–13, 25th, 32nd and 35th Reports from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, Session 2012–13

16 March

 

Draft Public Bodies (Merger of the Gambling Commission and the National Lottery Commission) Order 2013, 35th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, Session 2012–13, 23rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, Session 2012–13

11 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.

Monday 13 May

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment

4.00pm

Tuesday 14 May

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

10.30am

Committee of Selection

Domestic Committee

12 noon

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Parliamentary Privilege

Joint Committee

5.00pm

Wednesday 15 May

   

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

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

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 16 May

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

9.30am

Monday 20 May

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 21 May

   

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 22 May

   

Privileges and Conduct

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

2.30pm

Tuesday 4 June

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Thursday 9 May 2013 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Lichfield.

Private Business

1 Hertfordshire County Council (Filming on Highways) Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees informed the House that, in accordance with Private Business Standing Order 150A (Suspension of Bills), the Bill had been deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments together with the declaration of the agent. The Bill was presented and read a first time. It was then deemed to have been read a second time and reported from the Unopposed Bill Committee.

2 Transport for London Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees informed the House that, in accordance with Private Business Standing Order 150A (Suspension of Bills), the Bill had been deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments together with the declaration of the agent. The Bill was presented and read a first time. It was then deemed to have been read a second time and committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee.

Public Business

3 Care Bill [HL] Earl Howe presented a bill to reform the law relating to care and support for adults and the law relating to support for carers; to make provision about safeguarding adults from abuse or neglect; to make provision about care standards; to establish and make provision about Health Education England; to establish and make provision about the Health Research Authority; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 1)

4 Care Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 1–EN)

5 Offender Rehabilitation Bill [HL] Lord McNally presented a bill to make provision about the release, and supervision after release, of offenders; to make provision about the extension period for extended sentence prisoners; to make provision abut community orders and suspended sentence orders; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 2)

6 Offender Rehabilitation Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 2–EN)

7 Mesothelioma Bill [HL] Earl Attlee, on behalf of Lord Freud, presented a bill to establish a Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme and make related provision; and to make provision about the resolution of certain insurance disputes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 3)

8 Mesothelioma Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 3–EN)

9 Local Audit and Accountability Bill [HL] Baroness Hanham presented a bill to make provision for and in connection with the abolition of the Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England; to make provision about the accounts of local and certain other public authorities and the auditing of those accounts; to make provision about the appointment, functions and regulation of local auditors; to make provision about data matching; to make provision about examinations by the Comptroller and Auditor General relating to English local and other public authorities; to make provision about the publication of information by smaller authorities; to make provision for directions to comply with codes of practice on local authority publicity; to make provision about council tax referendums; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 4)

10 Local Audit and Accountability Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 4–EN)

11 Intellectual Property Bill [HL] Baroness Anelay of St Johns, on behalf of Viscount Younger of Leckie, presented a bill to make provision about intellectual property. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 5)

12 Intellectual Property Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 5–EN)

13 Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) Bill [HL] Lord Dubs presented a bill to make provision for a member of the House of Lords to vote at elections to the House of Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 6)

14 Cultural and Community Distribution Deregulation Bill [HL] Lord Clement-Jones presented a bill to amend the Environmental Protection Act 1990 with respect to the distribution of printed matter for events which involve small scale performance of live music and other entertainment; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 7)

15 Littering from Vehicles Bill [HL] Lord Marlesford presented a bill to introduce a civil penalty for littering from vehicles and to require local authorities to publish details of contracts relating to litter clearance. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 8)

16 Alan Turing (Statutory Pardon) Bill [HL] Lord Sharkey presented a bill to give a statutory pardon to Alan Mathison Turing for offences under section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 of which he was convicted on 31 March 1952. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 9)

17 Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) Bill [HL] Lord Tyler presented a bill to extend the franchise for parliamentary and other elections, and for referendums, to all citizens over the age of 16 years. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 10)

18 Standing Orders (Public Business) Lord Hill of Oareford moved that the standing orders relating to public business be amended as follows:

Standing Order 16 (Printing or publication of proceedings)

Leave out Standing Order 16

Standing Order 64 (Sessional Committees)

After "Administration and Works Committee" insert "Communications Committee"

Standing Order 84 (Concerning examining witnesses in perpetuam rei memoriam)

Leave out Standing Order 84

Standing Order 85 (No oath to take away the privilege of Peerage)

Leave out Standing Order 85.

The motion was agreed to and the amendments were ordered to be published. (HL Paper 3)

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

B Anelay of St Johns 
L Bassam of Brighton 
L Faulkner of Worcester 
L Hill of Oareford 
L Laming

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

The motion was agreed to.

20 Childcare ratios Lord Nash repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

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

The House adjourned at 6.09pm until Monday 13 May at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Finance-Treasury Minutes on the Twenty-Fourth and the Twenty-Sixth to the Thirty-Fifth Reports, Session 2012–13, from the Committee of Public Accounts.    (8613)

2 Criminal Justice-Transforming Rehabilitation: A Strategy for Reform: Government strategy document.    (8619)

3 Local Government-Government response to the 3rd Report of the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee, Session 2012–13, on the prospects for codifying the relationship between central and local government.    (8623)

Public Bodies Order

The following order was laid before the House under section 11 of the Public Bodies Act 2011:

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Registrar of Public Lending Right) Order 2013.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Feed-in-Tariffs (Amendment) Order 2013, laid under the Energy Act 2008.   (1099)

2 (1) Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013      (1101)

(2) Town and Country Planning (Compensation) (England) Regulations 2013   (1102)

laid under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

3 Feed-In Tariffs: Draft Modifications to the Standard Conditions of Electricity Supply Licences 2013, laid under the Energy Act 2008.   (-)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Remit and recommendations for the Financial Policy Committee, laid under the Bank of England Act 1998.

2 Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, laid under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.

Prepared 10th May 2013