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Wednesday 20 May 2009 at 3.00pm

Prayers will have been read

*Oral questions, 30 minutes

*Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to amend the corporate governance arrangements for Network Rail.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will pay taxpayers the same rate of interest for repayment of overpaid tax as they charge them for late payment.

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they and their European Union and NATO allies are taking to encourage political dialogue within Turkey on decentralisation, protection and self-determination for minorities, and reforms in the criminal justice and penal systems.

*Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take with the international community in relation to Sri Lanka.

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Privileges The Chairman of Committees to move that the 1st Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 87) be agreed to.

Privileges The Chairman of Committees to move that the 2nd Report from the Select Committee (HL Paper 88) be agreed to.

If the 2nd Report of the Committee for Privileges is agreed to, the Chairman of Committees to move to resolve that Lord Truscott be suspended from the service of the House until the end of the current session of Parliament.

If the 2nd Report of the Committee for Privileges is agreed to, the Chairman of Committees to move to resolve that Lord Taylor of Blackburn be suspended from the service of the House until the end of the current session of Parliament.

†Industry and Exports (Financial Support) Bill Third Reading [Baroness Vadera] (Money Bill)

Postal Services Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Mandelson]

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Future Business

Thursday 21 May at 11.00am

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to start to reduce the public debt.

*Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what services the National Health Service are required to provide to first-time mothers with regard to the care and development of the child, both before and after the child is born.

*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what strategic support they are providing to United Kingdom lawyers who will assist the United Nations Human Rights Council’s investigation into any violations of human rights and international law in Gaza.

†*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the political and humanitarian consequences of the conflict in Somalia.

†Business of the House The Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) to move that the Report of the European Union Committee on Healthcare across EU borders: a safe framework (4th Report, HL Paper 30) be referred to a Grand Committee.

The Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) intends to move the following four motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

†European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Maritime Labour Convention) Order 2009 The Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

†National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Agriculture and Rural Development) Order 2009 The Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Establishment of Conservation Board) (Amendment) Order 2009 The Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

†Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Establishment of Conservation Board) (Amendment) Order 2009 The Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Lord Dixon-Smith to call attention to the changes required of society to meet the 2050 carbon dioxide emissions target set by the Climate Change Committee; and to move for papers. (Balloted debate)

Lord Moynihan to call attention to the effect of disease on the British bee population, the spread of the Varroa mite and the consequences for the pollination of crops and fruit; and to move for papers. (Balloted debate)

Royal Assent

Monday 1 June at 2.30pm

The Rt Hon. Sir Anthony Clarke will be introduced as a Baron.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what new measures they will propose at the next meeting of European Union fisheries ministers to deal with the depletion of certain fish categories.

*Lord Janner of Braunstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that the United Nations and the High Commissioner for Human Rights learn lessons from the walk out led by the British delegation during the speech by President Ahmadinejad at the Durban Review Conference.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage the uptake of self-care dialysis, including home haemodialysis, by patients with kidney disease throughout the country.

*Baroness Prosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their goals in areas of conflict include the prioritisation of women’s human rights.

†Coroners and Justice Bill Lord Bach to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Coroners and Justice Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 13
Schedule 1
Clauses 14 to 22
Schedule 2
Clause 23
Schedule 3
Clauses 24 and 25
Schedule 4
Clause 26
Schedule 5
Clause 27
Schedule 6
Clause 28
Schedule 7
Clauses 29 to 33
Schedule 8
Clauses 34 to 40
Schedule 9
Clauses 41 to 51
Schedule 10
Clauses 52 to 58
Schedule 11
Clauses 59 to 86
Schedule 12
Clauses 87 to 104
Schedule 13
Clauses 105 to 123
Schedule 14
Clauses 124 to 128
Schedule 15
Clauses 129 to 136
Schedule 16
Clauses 137 to 152
Schedule 17
Clauses 153 to 158
Schedule 18
Clauses 159 and 160
Schedules 19 and 20
Clause 161
Schedule 21
Clauses 162 to 166.

Law Commission Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Lloyd of Berwick]

†Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] Report (day 4) [Lord Hunt of Kings Heath] 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Lord Hamilton of Epsom to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to secure confidence in the use of Government statistics. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Tuesday 2 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will encourage the British Olympic Association to hold the Olympic shooting events in 2012 at Bisley instead of Woolwich.

*Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the guidance issued to Primary Care Trusts in August 2007 on the commissioning of ambulance and patient transport services is being monitored.

*Earl Ferrers to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the House’s sessional order relating to the freedom of passage to the Houses of Parliament, made on 3 December 2008, has been fully implemented.

†Online Purchasing of Goods and Services (Age Verification) Bill [HL] Committee [Baroness Massey of Darwen] 3rd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill Second Reading [Baroness Morgan of Drefelin]

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

Wednesday 3 June at 3.00pm

*Baroness Hamwee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their role in dealing with the current and projected shortages of primary school places.

*Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many young people will be turned away from E2E courses between now and September 2009.

*Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision has been made to prevent violence against disabled people.

Thursday 4 June at 11.00am

*Baroness Perry of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to increase the number of suitable applicants for school headships.

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom will be represented at the Holocaust Era Assets Conference to be hosted by the Czech Republic in Prague.

*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the implementation of Sharia Law in the United Kingdom.

Lord Bragg to call attention to the contribution of the creative industries to the United Kingdom economy; and to move for papers.

†Lord Haskel to call attention to the contribution of science, technology and engineering to the United Kingdom; and to move for papers.

†Lord Fowler to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on Public service broadcasting: short-term crisis, long-term future? (2nd Report, HL Paper 61).

Monday 8 June at 2.30pm

*Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what current financial exposure is faced by the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD); and what plans they have for the ECGD.

*Lord Lamont of Lerwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government why Damian McBride ceased to be a civil servant in 2005.

*Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask the Chairman of Committees what steps are being taken to improve co-operation between the House of Lords and United Kingdom Members of the European Parliament in scrutinising the policy-making process of the European Union and the implementation of EU policies.

*Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution is made by the Department for Children, Schools and Families to the Creative Partnerships scheme.

Business Rate Supplements Bill Report [Baroness Andrews]

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

The following three motions are expected to be debated together:

†Earl Howe to move that the Grand Committee do consider the Medicines for Human Use (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/1164). 16th Report from the Merits Committee

†Earl Howe to move that the Grand Committee do consider the Medicines for Human Use (Prescribing) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2009 (SI 2009/1165). 16th Report from the Merits Committee

†Earl Howe to move that the Grand Committee do consider the National Health Service (Charges) (Amendments Relating to Pandemic Influenza) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/1166). 16th Report from the Merits Committee

Tuesday 9 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they are introducing the compulsory electronic identification of sheep by implant; and whether they have taken account of the views of the industries concerned.

*The Lord Bishop of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for monitoring the enforcement of the Prison Service Orders.

*Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the establishment of a post of United Nations special rapporteur for women.

†Coroners and Justice Bill Committee [Lord Bach] 7th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee and 8th and 16th Reports from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Welfare Reform Bill Committee [Lord McKenzie of Luton] 7th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee and 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Wednesday 10 June at 3.00pm

*Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for making economies in the running of the Prison Service.

*The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote political stability in Kenya.

*The Lord Bishop of Salisbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will take to encourage the government of Sudan to complete the demarcation of the internal north-south border in a way acceptable to all parties, in the light of the violence in the Upper Nile and Western Equatoria regions.

Saving Gateway Accounts Bill Report [Lord Myners]

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Coroners and Justice Bill will continue.

Thursday 11 June at 11.00am

*Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many new schools, hospitals and bridges in Basra have been funded by United Kingdom aid since 2003.

*Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the amounts of compensation given to farmers whose cattle have been killed due to bovine tuberculosis.

*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to secure unilaterally and multilaterally through the European Union and the United Nations the integration of security and sustainable development policies in the Third World; and what are the implications for budgetary aid.

†Lord Bradshaw to call attention to the quality and cost of public transport and the level of crime on public transport; and to move for papers.

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Welfare Reform Bill will continue in the Moses Room at 2.00pm.

Monday 15 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest forecast for the balance of payments in the current financial year.

†*Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their reaction to the judgment of the Court of Appeal on 18 May regarding the applicability of the Human Rights Act 1998 to members of the armed forces operating in combat zones.

†Political Parties and Elections Bill Report [Lord Bach]

†Legislative Reform (Minor Variations to Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates) Order 2009 Lord Carter of Barnes to move that the draft Legislative Reform Order laid before the House on 26 March be approved. 7th Report from the Regulatory Reform Committee (Dinner break business)

†Lord Clement-Jones to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end to insert “but that this House regrets the Government’s decision to proceed with the draft Legislative Reform (Minor Variations to Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates) Order 2009 before section 177 of the Licensing Act 2003 has been amended to provide for an effective exemption of some performances of live music in certain small premises.”

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Welfare Reform Bill will continue in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.

Tuesday 16 June at 2.30pm

†*Lord Renton of Mount Harry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to support England’s bid for the 2018 or 2022 football World Cups.

†*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the report by the Ecumenical Committee for Corporate Responsibility, Vulnerable Migrant Workers: The Responsibility of Business, the remit of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority will be extended.

†*Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they would support a one-state solution to the Middle East peace process should a two-state solution become unattainable and a three-state solution be dismissed.

Wednesday 17 June at 3.00pm

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for funding Surrey police force this year and next year.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial help they will give to Sri Lanka in addition to contributions to international aid agencies to help with the resettlement of Tamils out of the displaced persons’ camps and into their former homes.

*Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have relating to Islamic finance and insurance in the United Kingdom.

It is expected that the Report stage of the Political Parties and Elections Bill will conclude.

Thursday 18 June at 11.00am

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Welfare Reform Bill will continue in the Moses Room at 2.00pm.

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Select Committee Reports

The date on which the Report was published is in italics

Lord Jopling to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on EUROPOL: coordinating the fight against serious and organised crime (29th Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 183). 12 November 2008

Baroness Howarth of Breckland to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Healthcare across EU borders: a safe framework (4th Report, HL Paper 30). 24 February 2009

Baroness Cohen of Pimlico to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Developments in EU Trade Policy (35th Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 200). 5 December 2008

Lord Goodlad to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Constitution Committee on Surveillance: Citizens and the State (2nd Report, HL Paper 18). 6 February 2009

Lord Sewel to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Progress of the Common Fisheries Policy (21st Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 146). 22 July 2008

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Other Motions for Debate

Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to call attention to developments in Latin America; and to move for papers.

Lord Selsdon to call attention to the role and responsibilities of Non-Departmental Public Bodies; and to move for papers.

Lord Dykes to call attention to the Annual Policy Strategy of the European Commission for 2010 (EM 6852/09); and to move for papers.

Lord Northbourne to call attention to the role of family life in enabling children to achieve good outcomes at school; and to move for papers.

Lord Naseby to call attention to the scope of parliamentary privilege in the 21st Century and the question of who has responsibility to protect members of the two Houses of Parliament; and to move for papers.

Lord Harrison to call attention to the British Humanist Association’s reports Quality and Equality: Human Rights, Public Services and Religious Organisations and The Case for Secularism: A Neutral State in an Open Society; and to move for papers.

Lord Rana to call attention to the case for a living wage in developing countries; and to move for papers.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to call attention to the security and human rights situation in North Korea; and to move for papers.

The Earl of Listowel to call attention to examples of good practice identified in residential work with children and in child and family social work over the last 40 years; and to move for papers.

Lord Lucas to call attention to the report of the Department for Children, School and Families Expert Group on Assessment; and to move for papers.

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Motion relating to Delegated Legislation

Lord Livsey of Talgarth to move that this House declines to approve the draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Housing) Order 2009. 7th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

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Questions for Short Debate

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to respond to the findings and recommendations of the Independent Public Inquiry headed by Lord Archer of Sandwell into the infection and deaths of patients contaminated with HIV and hepatitis C by National Health Service blood and blood products.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Centre for Policy Studies’ publication How to save the BBC by Sir Antony Jay.

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to introduce screening for mouth cancer.

Lord Renton of Mount Harry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the connection between Parliament and the public.

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there are opportunities for service personnel severely wounded and disabled on active service to remain with their corps’ regiments or units in administrative or clerical roles.

Baroness Greenfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support there will be alongside their initiative to allow under-privileged children internet access, in order to maximise potential intellectual benefits.

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to the Agreement of July 2006 between the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the BBC, what is their assessment of the extent to which the BBC has paid sufficient regard to the importance of reflecting humanism in its programmes.

Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the socio-economic prospects for the north-east of England.

Lord Jay of Ewelme to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to give effect to the United Nations doctrine of Responsibility to Protect.

Lord Dear to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are putting in place regarding the management of water and the conservation of rivers.

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reconvene the Interdepartmental Group on Organophosphates (the Carden Committee).

Baroness Prashar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those with autism benefit from enhanced social inclusion and are properly protected by disability discrimination legislation.

Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to assist farmers in Afghanistan to move from opium poppy cultivation to a sustainable alternative livelihood.

Baroness Turner of Camden to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to enable older workers who are able and willing to continue working to do so.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of recent experiences in Darfur, Congo and Somalia, they will reassess the way in which international peacekeeping is undertaken in Africa.

Lord Tomlinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage the further development of credit unions in the United Kingdom.

Baroness Wilkins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve spinal chord injury services within the National Health Service.

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the protection of vulnerable migrant workers’ rights.

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have taken to prevent cerebral palsy.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will sponsor a conference to consider how any justification for acts of violence or policies of religious or sexual discrimination by reference to the Christian, Islamic or Jewish religions can be discouraged.

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that reform of the pharmacy sector will contribute to better health, increased patient choice and an improved relationship between community pharmacists and general medical practitioners.

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of preparations for the hosting of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in tackling the present issues facing the bus industry.

The Lord Bishop of Salisbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will take to encourage the government of Sudan to complete the demarcation of the internal north-south border, in the light of renewed violence in the Upper Nile and Western Equatoria regions.

Lord Taverne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the status of the Press Complaints Commission.

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for the United Kingdom of future world population growth.

Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support children’s speech, language and communication skills and to inform parents about relevant service provision in their area.

Lord Craig of Radley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have proposals to reduce the amount of electronic surveillance.

Lord Steyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of confidence of the British public in the introduction of Identity Cards.

Lord Cotter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the provision of social care for children and young people.

Lord Bridges to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take regarding those prisoners released from Guantanamo Bay who return to the United Kingdom.

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will establish a limit for the length of detention under immigration and asylum law, reduce the number of detainees, and prevent deportation breaching Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Lord Wade of Chorlton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what mechanisms they intend to use to assist small and medium-sized enterprises to access capital finance.

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the United Kingdom’s agriculture and horticulture markets.

Earl Howe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the report by the British Association for Parental and Enteral Nutrition, Combating malnutrition: recommendations for action.

Earl Howe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking regarding the consistency of decision-making processes between primary care trusts in determining the off-label use of medicines in near-label conditions.

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that community punishments are rehabilitative.

The Earl of Dundee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce road casualties after 2010.

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to ensure, within the appropriate United Nations machinery, impartial investigation of any war crimes committed during the recent conflict in Gaza.

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to bring forward proposals for a full withdrawal of United Kingdom forces from Afghanistan.

The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what examples of good practice they have identified in residential work with children and in child and family social work.

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the state of local and regional newspapers.

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to facilitate access to advice on pain management by those suffering from chronic pain.

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards implementing the aims of the Vision 2020 initiative to prevent avoidable blindness and support those in developing countries who are unavoidably blind.

Lord Palmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to tackle the causes of the long-term decline of the British pig industry.

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial aid has been given to Sri Lanka for the resettlement of Tamil, Muslim and Sinhalese refugees since January 2009; and what further aid will be pledged in 2009 and 2010.

Lord Janvrin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to draw business opportunities in India to the attention of United Kingdom companies and to attract Indian investments in the United Kingdom.

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made concerning the welfare of children and young people in foster care in the United Kingdom.

Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for the provision of care for those who need it.

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will assist the shareholders of the Presbyterian Mutual Society who have been affected by the Society entering administration.

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take to publicise the effects of the drug ketamine.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the security, humanitarian and human rights situation in North Korea.

Lord St John of Fawsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking steps to call in the proposed housing scheme for the Chelsea Barracks redevelopment.

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in implementing the United Nations convention on the rights of disabled people.

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the situation in Pakistan.

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities with regard to the individual countries of central Asia.

†Baroness Howe of Idlicote to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve prison education.

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Questions for Written Answer

Tabled on 19 May and due for answer by 2 June.

Lord Reay to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of electricity consumed in England and Wales was produced by hydroelectric power in each of the last five years for which figures are available. HL3825

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average annual cost of maintaining a member of (a) the House of Lords; (b) the House of Commons; and (c) the European Parliament including salaries, pensions, attendance allowances, travelling allowances and office expenses for the most recent year for which figures are available. HL3826

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they were represented at the recent conference in London for the chairmen of parliamentary committees in Europe concerned with human trafficking; and whether they will work to ensure that best practice is shared throughout Europe. HL3827

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to establish criminal justice mental health teams in all primary care trusts in England, as recommended in the Bradley report; and whether these will be mandated in the next NHS Operating Framework. HL3828

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to act upon the Bradley report recommendation for a 14-day waiting time target for transfers from prison to hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983. HL3829

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to explore the feasibility of transferring responsibility for commissioning health care in police stations to the National Health Service. HL3830

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to conduct a review of the potential for early intervention with children and young people at risk of offending, as recommended in the Bradley report. HL3831

Lord Fearn to ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for safety along the Sefton coast in north-west England. HL3832

Lord Fearn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans for more oil rigs or gas rigs or both to be erected off the Sefton coast in the Irish Sea. HL3833

Lord Fearn to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many tourists visited the United Kingdom in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, and (c) 2008. HL3834

Lord Fearn to ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for safety at air shows along the north-west coast of England. HL3835

Lord Fearn to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many rail accidents there have been along the west coast mainline in (a) 2007, and (b) 2008. HL3836

Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 18 May (WA 272-3), what savings have been achieved in expenditure and police time as a result of the introduction of Highways Agency Traffic Officers. HL3837

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent reports they have received concerning human rights in Zimbabwe. HL3838

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they have given to the government of Zimbabwe to increase the likelihood that a democratic constitution is adopted in Zimbabwe within the next two years. HL3839

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to promote political stability in Zimbabwe. HL3840

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many British citizens in Zimbabwe are eligible for their resettlement programme. HL3841

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support the Southern African Development Community. HL3842

Lord Howard of Rising to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether discussions took place between the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Myners, Baroness Vadera, their offices or their officials, and Sir Victor Blank relating to the takeover of HBOS by Lloyds TSB; and, if so, when the first contacts between each of the Ministers concerned or their officials and Sir Victor took place. HL3843

Lord Howard of Rising to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Myners on 7 May (WA 131-2), what was the cost to public funds of providing those answers; and whether they will review the answers. HL3844

Lord Monson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of taxpayers aged (a) 20-39, (b) 40-59, and (c) 60 or over, paid higher-rate income tax in each of the last five years for which figures are available. HL3845

Lord Monson to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals aged 60 or over paid higher-rate income tax in each of the last five years for which figures are available. HL3846

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that the Family Law Bar Association has an opportunity to respond to the report by Ernst and Young into the family advocacy market before decisions are made about proposed fee schemes for family law practitioners. HL3847

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce the Constitutional Renewal Bill before the summer recess. HL3848

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend the regulations to be made under clause 73 of the Equality Bill to require employers to publish information sufficient to identify gender pay gaps at different grades within undertakings with sufficient detail to identify the existence of prima facie direct or indirect sex discrimination in pay within those undertakings. HL3849

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the justification for excluding from the scope of clause 73 of the Equality Bill employers who have fewer than 250 employees. HL3850

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government, having regard to the obligations imposed upon employers under the Equal Pay Act 1970 as amended to secure equal pay for women and men without sex discrimination, what is the justification for deferring the exercise of the power to make regulations under clause 73 of the Equality Bill until 2013. HL3851

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the publication by an employer of information indicating the average pay of women and men respectively in the employer’s undertaking would be sufficient in itself to enable the identification of any prima facie direct or indirect sex discrimination within the undertakings and the means of eliminating any such discrimination. HL3852

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with Sir Fred Goodwin regarding his pension claim. HL3853

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to support the Pope’s recent appeal to Israel to negotiate a viable state for the Palestinians. HL3854

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the latest Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development reports of an easing of recessionary pressures in the British economy; and which sectors are likely to experience a medium-term recovery in industry and services. HL3855

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to ask private sector users of NHS services to pay more for NHS equipment and technology in the future. HL3856

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the comments by Lord Drayson on 3 March (HL Deb, cols 702-3) regarding funding for research on stem cells and regenerative medicines, what assessment they have made of the comments attributed to Dr Stephen Minger in the Tablet (9 May, page 6) regarding funding; what funding they have contributed to the United Kingdom Stem Cell Foundation to support the transfer of stem cell techniques from laboratories to patient care; and what further funding they plan to give to the Foundation. HL3857

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 7 June 2007 (WA 203-4) and by Lord Darzi of Denham on 18 May (WA 250-1), whether the requirements of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 (as subsequently amended) permit the use of cloning for therapeutic purposes where this does not involve the derivation of stem cells, such as the use of nuclear transfer in reproduction. HL3858

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 18 May (WA 251), why the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) sees no need to reiterate the public comments made by its former chair; and whether the HFEA still supports the comments of the former HFEA chair made in January 2004. HL3859

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 16 July 2008 (WA 153-4), 6 May (WA 117) and 18 May (WA 250), why it would be inappropriate for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to indicate how it might respond to potential licence applications, if the HFEA’s Horizon Scanning Panel ensures that the HFEA is aware of potential licence applications in order to be prepared with an Authority policy or position, and given that the HFEA previously consulted Dr P M Zavos’s work. HL3860

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 11 May (WA 154), under what powers air carriers ask for proof of identity of passengers flying between Northern Ireland and Great Britain; whether the Government or the police requested that they undertake such checks; and, if so, when. HL3861

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the percentage changes in public and private sector average earnings including bonuses in each quarter of the last three years; and what was the annualised differential in growth or decline in average earnings including bonuses between the two sectors in those three years. HL3862

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 18 May (WA 260), how under European Union regulation 1408/71 the most recently agreed EEA health reimbursement annual average cost of £2,605.81 per head for United Kingdom pensioners and their dependants was calculated; what it would be this year; and when that 2003 figure will be subject to review. HL3863

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 18 May (WA 260), why their representatives agreed at the European Union-level group an annual average cost for pensioners and their dependants for Ireland of €8,322 per head in 2004; and what assessment they have made of average costs for Ireland being three times greater than the United Kingdom figure of £2,605.81 per head. HL3864

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 18 May (WA 259), why they do not seek to obtain the numbers and nationalities of foreign European Union or EEA nationals treated in the devolved health services in order to add them to the United Kingdom annual reimbursement claim. HL3865

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) on 13 May (WA 207), what are the numbers of commissioners on the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission who are Protestants or Catholics; which commissioners have a nationalist or unionist background; with which political parties commissioners had associations before their appointment; whether the figures reflect the community balance in Northern Ireland; and what that balance is estimated to be. HL3866

Lord Taylor of Holbeach to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the review by the National Audit Office of the data collected by the Building Research Establishment and published in March 2007 by the Sustainable Development Commission, why carbon dioxide emissions in 2005-06 were nearly three times as high in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Laboratories as in the rest of Defra; and what steps have been taken to reduce emissions in the Laboratories. HL3867

Lord Taylor of Holbeach to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the review by the National Audit Office of the data collected by the Building Research Establishment and published in March 2007 by the Sustainable Development Commission, why prisons in 2005-06 used over 75 per cent of their energy for heating; and what steps have been taken to reduce energy used for heating in subsequent years. HL3868

Lord Taylor of Holbeach to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the review by the National Audit Office of the data collected by the Building Research Establishment and published in March 2007 by the Sustainable Development Commission, why Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Laboratories in 2005-06 used nearly 60 per cent of their energy for heating and Defra itself over 50 per cent; what steps have been taken to reduce energy used for heating in Defra; and what steps have been taken to reduce energy consumption for heating in the Defra Laboratories. HL3869

Lord Taylor of Holbeach to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to Part L1 of the Building Regulations and the Sunday Telegraph of 11 January, what guidance has been issued to developers concerning the use of three-pronged bayonet bulbs in new houses and the issue of information about this to potential purchasers. HL3870

Lord Taylor of Holbeach to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the review by the National Audit Office of the data collected by the Building Research Establishment and published in March 2007 by the Sustainable Development Commission, whether in 2008 Government departments achieved the target, set in 2004 and reiterated in 2006, to source at least 10 per cent of their electricity from renewable sources. HL3871

Lord Taylor of Holbeach to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the review by the National Audit Office of the data collected by the Building Research Establishment and published in March 2007 by the Sustainable Development Commission, what actions have been taken to reverse the upward trend of carbon emissions by Government departments. HL3872

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the interdepartmental committee on organophosphates, also known as the Carden Committee, last met; what subjects were discussed; whether their deliberations were minuted and published; and which members attended. HL3873

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Questions unanswered after 14 days

The questions asked on the dates shown in bold were due for answer by the dates in brackets. The Government department responsible for answering each Question is shown in square brackets.

5 March (19 March)

HL1970 Lord Judd [DfID]

12 March (26 March)

HL2161 Lord Barnett [DfBERR]

HL2187 Lord Bates [DfBERR]

19 March (2 April)

HL2383 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [CO]

30 March (14 April)

HL2660 Lord Taylor of Holbeach [DECC]

31 March (14 April)

HL2689 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [CO]

1 April (15 April)

HL2778 Lord Hanningfield [CO]

20 April (5 May)

HL2900 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [HMT]

HL2902 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [HO]

HL2903 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [MoD]

HL2904 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [CO]

HL2926 Lord Ouseley [DCMS]

21 April (5 May)

HL2963 Baroness Noakes [HMT]

HL2970 Lord Laird [CO]

22 April (6 May)

HL2997 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [CO]

HL2998 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [DfBERR]

23 April (7 May)

HL3073 Baroness Neville-Jones [HO]

HL3109 Lord Carlile of Berriew [DECC]

24 April (8 May)

HL3138 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [DECC]

HL3139 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [GEO]

27 April (11 May)

HL3143 Lord Laird [HMT]

HL3149 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [FCO]

HL3163 Lord Taylor of Holbeach [DECC]

HL3168 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [HO]

28 April (12 May)

HL3195 Baroness Warsi [MoJ]

HL3209 Lord Marlesford [HO]

HL3211 Lord Marlesford [HO]

HL3232 Lord Moynihan [FCO]

29 April (13 May)

HL3240 Baroness Warsi [DECC]

HL3250 Lord Warner [HO]

HL3253 Lord Alton of Liverpool [FCO]

HL3271 Lord Taylor of Warwick [HO]

HL3272 Lord Taylor of Warwick [HO]

30 April (14 May)

HL3282 Baroness Warsi [DEFRA]

HL3287 Baroness Barker [DoH]

HL3296 Lord Naseby [DoH]

HL3305 Lord Hylton [DfID]

HL3306 Lord Hylton [FCO]

HL3307 Lord Pearson of Rannoch [FCO]

5 May (19 May)

HL3315 Baroness Warsi [CLG]

HL3317 Baroness Warsi [DfID]

HL3318 Baroness Warsi [DEFRA]

HL3320 Baroness Warsi [DoH]

HL3321 Baroness Neville-Jones [HO]

HL3322 Baroness Neville-Jones [FCO]

HL3328 Lord Teverson [DECC]

HL3330 Lord Teverson [DECC]

HL3332 Viscount Waverley [DoH]

HL3334 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [GEO]

HL3346 Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract [MoJ]

HL3357 Earl Baldwin of Bewdley [DoH]

HL3361 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [HMT]

HL3362 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [HO]

HL3363 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [FCO]

HL3364 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [DWP]

HL3365 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [DfBERR]

HL3374 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL3375 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL3379 Lord Laird [DfBERR]

Number of questions allocated to each department which are unanswered after 14 days.

[CLG] 1 [CO] 6 [DCMS] 1 [DECC] 7 [DEFRA] 2 [DfBERR] 5
[DfID] 3 [DoH] 5 [DWP] 1 [FCO] 7 [GEO] 2 [HMT] 4
[HO] 10 [MoD] 1 [MoJ] 2 [NIO] 2

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Bills in Progress

Type of Bill To be considered
Waiting for Second Reading
Torture (Damages) [HL] Private Member’s
Sports Grounds Safety Authority [HL] Private Member’s
Constitutional Renewal [HL] Private Member’s
Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Government 2 June
Marine Navigation Aids [HL] Private Member’s
Committed to a Special Public Bill Committee
Perpetuities and Accumulations [HL] (Law Commission Bill) Government
Committed to a Select Committee
City of Westminster [HL] Private
Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee
Beverley Freemen [HL] Private
Re-committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee
London Local Authorities [HL] Private
Committed to a Grand Committee
Welfare Reform (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government 9 June
Committed to a Committee of the Whole House
House of Lords (Members’ Taxation Status) [HL] Private Member’s
Equal Pay and Flexible Working [HL] Private Member’s
House of Lords [HL] Private Member’s
Cohabitation [HL] Private Member’s
Dog Control [HL] Private Member’s
Companies’ Remuneration Reports [HL] Private Member’s
Bank of England (Amendment) [HL] Private Member’s
Community Amateur Sports Clubs (Support) [HL] Private Member’s
Online Purchasing of Goods and Services (Age Verification) [HL] Private Member’s 2 June
Coroners and Justice Government 9 June
Waiting for Report
Saving Gateway Accounts Government 10 June
Marine and Coastal Access [HL] (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government 1 June
Political Parties and Elections Government 15 June
Business Rate Supplements Government 8 June
Waiting for Third Reading
Postal Services [HL] Government 20 May
Law Commission [HL] Private Member’s 1 June
Industry and Exports (Financial Support) (Money Bill—22 April) Government 20 May
Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) [HL] Private
Broads Authority Private
London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) [HL] Private
Sent to the Commons
Geneva Conventions and United Nations Personnel (Protocols) [HL] Government
Borders, Citizenship and Immigration [HL] (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government
Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction [HL] (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government
Disabled Persons (Independent Living) [HL] Private Member’s
Health [HL] Government
Manchester City Council [HL] Private
Bournemouth Borough Council [HL] Private

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Affirmative Instruments in Progress

The Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee has drawn attention to certain instruments in the reports indicated

Merits Committee To be considered
Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments
Draft Armed Forces (Enlistment) Regulations 2009
Draft Armed Forces (Powers of Stop and Search, Search, Seizure and Retention) Order 2009
Draft Companies Act 2006 (Accounts, Reports and Audit) Regulations 2009
Draft Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Order 2009
Draft Probate Services (Approved Bodies) Order 2009
Draft Armed Forces (Civilian Courts Dealing with Service Offences) (Modification of the Criminal Justice Act 2003) Regulations 2009
Draft Armed Forces (Court Martial) Rules 2009
Draft Court Martial (Prosecution Appeals) Order 2009
Draft Armed Forces Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2009
Draft Armed Forces, Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 2009
Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009
Draft Companies Act 2006 (Part 35) (Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2009
Draft Overseas Companies Regulations 2009
Draft Registrar of Companies and Applications for Striking Off Regulations 2009
Draft Terrorism Act 2006 (Disapplication of Section 25) Order 2009
Draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Application of Companies Act 2006) Regulations 2009
Draft Armed Forces (Part 5 of the Armed Forces Act 2006) Regulations 2009
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Housing) Order 2009
Draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Agriculture and Rural Development) Order 2009
Draft Registered Foreign Lawyers Order 2009
Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Registered European Lawyers) Order 2009
Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Maritime Labour Convention) Order 2009
Draft Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Establishment of Conservation Board) (Amendment) Order 2009
Draft Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Establishment of Conservation Board) (Amendment) Order 2009
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Information and Code of Practice on Penalties) Order 2009
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Provision of Information without Consent) Regulations 2009
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Designation) Order 2009
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Fees) Regulations 2009

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Negative Instruments

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires To be considered
14th Report
Building Society Special Administration (Scotland) Rules 2009 4 June
Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 1 June
16th Report
Medicines for Human Use (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2009 25 June 8 June
Medicines for Human Use (Prescribing) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2009 25 June 8 June
National Health Service (Charges) (Amendments Relating to Pandemic Influenza) Regulations 2009 25 June 8 June

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Legislative Reform Orders in Progress

Date of laying Parliamentary procedure
Affirmative draft Order laid before the House and referred to the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Insolvency) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2009 13 May Affirmative
Report Praying time expires
Negative Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Local Government) (Animal Health Functions) Order 2009 6th Report
Date of laying To be considered
Second-stage super-affirmative Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Minor Variations to Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates) Order 2009 26 March 15 June

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Super-affirmative instrument in Progress

Date of laying Expiry of first-stage scrutiny
Proposed draft Order laid before the House for first-stage scrutiny
Proposed Draft Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2009 12 May 19 July

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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.

Wednesday 20 May
European Union Sub-Committee D Environment and Agriculture 10.00am
Communications Select Committee 10.00am
Draft Bribery Bill Joint Committee 10.00am
Science and Technology Sub-Committee II Genomic Medicine 10.30am
Constitution Select Committee 10.30am
Perpetuities and Accumulations Bill Special Public Bill Committee 11.00am
Information Domestic Committee 3.45pm
Statutory Instruments Joint Committee 3.45pm
Economic Affairs Sub-Committee on the Finance Bill 3.45pm
Barnett Formula Select Committee 4.00pm
Thursday 21 May
European Union Sub-Committee G Social Policy and Consumer Affairs 9.30am
European Union Sub-Committee C Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy 10.30am
Monday 1 June
European Union Sub-Committee B Internal Market 4.00pm
Tuesday 2 June
European Union Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade 10.30am
Human Rights Joint Committee 2.15pm
Science and Technology Select Committee 3.30pm
Wednesday 3 June
European Union Sub-Committee F Home Affairs 10.30am
European Union Sub-Committee E Law and Institutions 4.15pm
Tuesday 9 June
Merits of Statutory Instruments Select Committee 3.30pm
Wednesday 10 June
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Select Committee 10.30am

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Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 19 May 2009

The House met at 2.30pm.
Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Ely.

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Select Committee Reports

1   European Union   
The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:

Recast of the First Rail Freight Package (10th Report, HL Paper 90)

Correspondence with Ministers May to October 2007 (11th Report, HL Paper 92)

European Contract Law: the Draft Common Frame of Reference (12th Report, HL Paper 95)

The Review of the Less Favoured Areas Scheme. (13th Report, HL Paper 98)

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

17th Report (HL Paper 99)

18th Report: Inquiry into the cumulative impact of secondary legislation on schools: Government response. (HL Paper 100)

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

2nd Report, on Banking Supervision and Regulation. (HL Paper 101)

Public Business

4   United Kingdom: free travel schemes A question was asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno and answered by Lord Adonis.

5   Bletchley Park A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall and answered by Lord Davies of Oldham.

6   Health: Information Prescription A question was asked by Lord Clement-Jones and answered by Lord Darzi of Denham.

7   Burma A question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool and answered by Lord Malloch-Brown.

8   Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 113ZB. Amendments were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned after amendment 124E.

9   Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 4) Order 2009 Lord Davidson of Glen Clova moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 1 April be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

10   Industry and Exports (Financial Support) Bill Baroness Vadera moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived.

The House adjourned at 7.02pm until Wednesday 20 May at 9.45am for judicial business, 3.00pm for public business.

Michael Pownall

Clerk of the Parliaments

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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 5 May, was withdrawn:

Draft Armed Forces (Part 5 of the Armed Forces Act 2006) Regulations 2009, laid under the Armed Forces Act 2006.

Command Papers

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

1   Intelligence and Security—Report of the Intelligence and Security Committee on the Review of the Intelligence on the London Terrorist Attacks on 7 July 2005: Could 7/7 Have Been Prevented?
            (7617)

2   Finance—Treasury Minutes on the Fourth to the Sixth, the Eighth to the Eleventh and the Thirteenth to the Sixteenth Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts.   (7622)

3   Policing and Crime Bill—Government response to the 10th and 15th Reports of the Joint Committee on Human Rights.   (7628)

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft Armed Forces (Part 5 of the Armed Forces Act 2006) Regulations 2009, laid under the Armed Forces Act 2006.

Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

   (1)   Report and Accounts for the year ended 26 March 2006 of Royal Mail Holdings plc

   (2)   Report and Accounts for the year ended 25 March 2007 of Royal Mail Holdings plc

   (3)   Report and Accounts for the period of fifty-three weeks ended 30 March 2008 of Royal Mail Holdings plc

laid under the Postal Services Act 2000.

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Judicial Business

Tuesday 19 May

Appeal Committee The 42nd Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made:

R (on the application of L) (FC) (Appellant) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Respondent) That the petition of Liberty that they might be heard or otherwise intervene in the said appeal be allowed to the extent that they may lodge written submissions only.

Wednesday 20 May at 9.45am

Judgment in the following causes:

McConkey and another (Appellants) v The Simon Community (Respondents) (Northern Ireland)

Odelola (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)

R (on the application of G) (FC) (Appellant) v London Borough of Southwark (Respondents)

Smith (Appellant) v Northamptonshire County Council (Respondents)

At 10.30am
In Committee Room No 1

Further hearing by the Appellate Committee in the following cause:

Masri (Respondent) v Consolidated Contractors International Company SAL and others and another (Appellant) and another

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