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Tuesday 19 May 2009 at 2.30pm

*Oral questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to extend free travel schemes that operate in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales in order to make them valid for travel throughout the United Kingdom.

*Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they will give to the restoration and development of Bletchley Park.

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government when all cancer patients will receive an Information Prescription.

†*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will next make representations to the government of Burma about Aung San Suu Kyi.

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] Report (day 3) [Lord Hunt of Kings Heath] 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 4) Order 2009 Lord Davidson of Glen Clova to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 1 April be approved. 12th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Industry and Exports (Financial Support) Bill Second Reading (and Committee negatived) [Baroness Vadera] (Money Bill)

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Future Business

Wednesday 20 May at 3.00pm
Prayers will have been read

*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.

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

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 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.

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

It is expected that the Report stage of the Marine and Coastal Access Bill will conclude.

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.

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.

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]

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

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.

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.

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.

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Select Committee Reports

The date on which the Report was published is in italics

Lord Roper to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The Commission’s Annual Policy Strategy for 2009 (23rd Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 151). 23 July 2008

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

Lord Roper to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Adapting the EU’s approach to today’s security challenges—the Review of the 2003 European Security Strategy (31st Report, Session 2007-08, HL Paper 190). 21 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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Motions 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

Lord Clement-Jones to move to resolve 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.

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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.

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Questions for Written Answer

Tabled on 18 May and due for answer by 1 June.

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government which departments are implementing their Cycle to Work Scheme. HL3774

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have not responded to the European Parliament’s Petitions Committee following the evidence session in December 2007 on the funding arrangements of Irish navigational aids. HL3775

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Government officials or members of the judiciary have been involved in discussions with (a) working groups, (b) committees, or (c) expert advisory groups, to assess the applicability of Sharia law, or the rulings of Sharia councils or tribunals, in the laws of the United Kingdom. HL3776

Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of volunteers in providing one-to-one reading support in primary schools. HL3777

Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support exists for primary school children struggling with reading who are not eligible for intensive one-to-one support by a trained teacher. HL3778

Lord Howard of Rising to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 7 May (WA 131), why, if the operations of the Royal Bank of Scotland are a matter for the directors of the bank, Lord Myners disclosed details of the operation of the bank on 28 April (HL Deb, col 107); and whether this disclosure was in accordance with the framework document between HM Treasury and UK Financial Investments. HL3779

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the report on the informal exercise on the extent to which some communities believe caste is a continuing social phenomenon within British society and on the question of whether there is evidence that individuals have been discriminated against on that ground; and what implications that exercise has for the Equality Bill. HL3780

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government why caste is not one of the protected characteristics listed in clause 4 of the Equality Bill. HL3781

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will monitor the trial of the head of the Colombian Internal Security Department, Jorge Noguera Cotes. HL3782

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government which projects they are funding in Colombia relating to the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law; who are the recipients of funding for such projects; how much they receive; and what are the purposes of the projects. HL3783

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they ensure that aid to the government of Colombia promotes international human rights norms. HL3784

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they have offered to the government of Colombia for implementing the recommendations of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Colombia. HL3785

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make publicly available the budget and funding plan recommendations presented to HM Treasury by the board of United Kingdom Financial Investments Ltd (UKFI) in February and any response from HM Treasury to UKFI. HL3786

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government what up-front payments were made to United Kingdom Financial Investments Ltd (UKFI); and what forecast has been made of the periodical management fee to be paid to UKFI. HL3787

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make publicly available a redacted version of the United Kingdom Financial Investments Ltd mandate, with commercially sensitive material removed. HL3788

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government what payments were made from HM Treasury to (a) Clifford Chance, (b) Freshfields, (c) Slaughter and May, (d) Allen & Overy, and (e) Linklaters in 2008-09; and to what those payments related. HL3789

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions have been brought under the Genocide Act 1969, the War Crimes Act 1991 and the International Criminal Court Act 2001. HL3790

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the activities of Hussar Ltd, a United Kingdom company based in Jersey with a London office, with regard to the purchase of gold in the Democratic Republic of Congo. HL3791

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have they had with the government of Israel regarding the supply of humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza. HL3792

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will raise the issue of the blockade of Gaza with the Israeli Foreign Minister; and whether they will they request Israel to allow all necessary humanitarian supplies into Gaza. HL3793

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many (a) journalists, and (b) aid workers, have been expelled from the Ogaden in the last two years by the government of Ethiopia; how many of each group were British citizens; whether they made representations on this subject; and, if so, with what result. HL3794

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding has been allocated in the current year for the Metropolitan Police Human Trafficking Unit; whether they will maintain that funding; and whether the knowledge of the Metropolitan Police of human trafficking is shared with other police services. HL3795

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 5 March (WA 185), whether the independent review of the national police diversity staff support associations will involve consultation with individual police officers of all ranks; when the review is likely to be completed; and whether its findings will be published. HL3796

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many hours in aggregate have the C-17s operated by the Royal Air Force flown; how many are planned for 2009-10; when each of them is anticipated to reach the end of its flying life; and what plans they have for further acquisition of C-17s. HL3797

Earl Howe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what enquiries they have made of the World Health Organisation about their investigation into the release of material contaminated with the H5N1 influenza virus by Baxter International in Orth-Donau, Austria, earlier this year; what the circumstances were surrounding that release; and what risk it posed to public health. HL3798

Earl Howe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to introducing legislation to prevent persons under the age of 18 from gaining access to coin-operated sun-beds. HL3799

Earl Howe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the health benefits of sun-beds relative to the health risks. HL3800

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of rats in the United Kingdom in each year for which figures are available since 2001. HL3801

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that rats have developed an immunity to standard poisons; and what plans they have to counter any increase in the rat population. HL3802

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the discussions between the British High Commission in Cyprus and the government of Cyprus regarding the ability of United Kingdom citizens who have bought property in Cyprus to obtain title deeds, and the assurances made by the government of Cyprus to the British High Commissioner that it would introduce a bill to address that issue. HL3803

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent contacts they have had with Impregilo, the preferred bidder to build an airport in St Helena; what were the results of those contacts; and what assessment they have made of the impact on the bidding process of the pause in negotiations announced in December 2008 HL3804

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the situation in Sierra Leone; what discussions they have had with the government of Sierra Leone; and what plans they have to review their assistance programme to that country. HL3805

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current situation regarding commercial flights to and from Ascension Island; what recent discussions they have had with the government of the United States of America on commercial flights; and whether they plan to increase commercial flights through the island. HL3806

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether European Union legislation on passenger rights in international coach and bus services will apply to local bus travel within the United Kingdom; and what assessment they have made of the cost of implementing the legislation. HL3807

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 11 May (WA 173), what action they will take to compel highway authorities to make Traffic Regulation Orders under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to ban mechanically-propelled vehicles from badly damaged Byways Open to All Traffic, or to make pre-emptive orders on Byways which are vulnerable to damage by such vehicles. HL3808

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government who were the members of the team that the Northern Ireland Prison Service appointed to review its equity monitoring procedures. HL3809

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are human rights which apply to those living in Northern Ireland and not the rest of the United Kingdom. HL3810

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in light of the report entitled Discrimination in Recruitment: Evidence from a Field Experiment, carried out by the Economic and Social Research Institute of the Republic of Ireland, which demonstrated discrimination against job applicants in the Republic of Ireland with non-Irish names, whether they will add that country to those it monitors for human rights abuses. HL3811

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 12 May (WA 180) concerning discussions with the government of Ireland, when the “long-standing” practice of not providing details on such meetings was introduced; and by whom. HL3812

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 30 April (WA 57), what form the apology made by the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust to the family of Henry Spiller took. HL3813

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 30 April (WA 57), whether local authorities have disputed other clinical diagnoses made by medical practitioners; and, if so, in what circumstances. HL3814

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 30 April (WA 57), what procedures are in place in Essex for educationalists making, confirming or overturning a diagnosis of autism. HL3815

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 30 April (WA 57), what steps they will take to ensure the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust and other NHS Trusts meet the needs of children on the autism spectrum. HL3816

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 30 April (WA 57), whether the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust will follow the recommendations of the Healthcare Commission in its report of 5 February; and whether the Trust changed the autism diagnosis in the case of Henry Spiller. HL3817

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 30 April (WA 57), how disabled children receive services based on their needs as assessed by a multi-disciplinary team; and what bodies constitute that multi-disciplinary team. HL3818

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the current projected cost and date of implementation of the Contact Point database. HL3819

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether local authorities must register the mobile phone numbers of parents ordinarily resident in England on the Contact Point database, rather than home or business phone numbers. HL3820

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to advise parents on the process of “shielding” on the Contact Point database. HL3821

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government how guidelines recently issued by the European Commission concerning privacy and personal data protection will impact on the “whereabouts tests” for sportsmen and sportswomen covered by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s rules. HL3822

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in advance of the Contact Point database being activated, professionals who work with children will have undergone Criminal Records Bureau checks; when that was last verified; and by whom. HL3823

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the training programmes and format for the accreditation for security purposes required by professionals who will work with the children and young people to be registered on the Contact Point database. HL3824

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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]

HL2692 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [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]

HL2930 Lord Laird [NIO]

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]

HL3043 Lord Laird [NIO]

23 April (7 May)

HL3073 Baroness Neville-Jones [HO]

HL3079 Lord Norton of Louth [CO]

HL3109 Lord Carlile of Berriew [DECC]

24 April (8 May)

HL3138 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [DECC]

HL3139 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [GEO]

HL3141 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [HMT]

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)

HL3236 Baroness Warsi [DCMS]

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]

HL3301 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL3302 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL3303 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL3304 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL3305 Lord Hylton [DfID]

HL3306 Lord Hylton [FCO]

HL3307 Lord Pearson of Rannoch [FCO]

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

[CO] 8 [DCMS] 2 [DECC] 5 [DEFRA] 1 [DfBERR] 3 [DfID] 2
[DoH] 2 [FCO] 5 [GEO] 1 [HMT] 4 [HO] 8 [MoD] 1
[MoJ] 1 [NIO] 6

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Bills in Progress

Type of Bill To be considered
Waiting for Second Reading
Industry and Exports (Financial Support) (Money Bill—22 April) Government 19 May
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
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 19 May
Political Parties and Elections Government
Business Rate Supplements Government 8 June
Waiting for Third Reading
Postal Services [HL] Government 20 May
Law Commission [HL] Private Member’s 1 June
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 (Part 5 of the Armed Forces Act 2006) Regulations 2009
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
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Housing) Order 2009
Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 4) Order 2009 19 May
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
15th Report
Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009 19 May
16th Report
Medicines for Human Use (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2009 25 June
Medicines for Human Use (Prescribing) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2009 25 June
National Health Service (Charges) (Amendments Relating to Pandemic Influenza) Regulations 2009 25 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
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

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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.

Tuesday 19 May
Science and Technology Sub-Committee I Nanotechnologies and Food visit to Unilever
European Union Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade 10.30am
Human Rights Joint Committee 1.30pm
Merits of Statutory Instruments Select Committee 3.30pm
Economic Affairs Select Committee 3.30pm
House Domestic Committee 4.00pm
European Union Select Committee 4.15pm
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
European Union Sub-Committee F Home Affairs 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
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
Science and Technology Select Committee 3.30pm
Wednesday 3 June
European Union Sub-Committee E Law and Institutions 4.15pm
Wednesday 10 June
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Select Committee 10.30am

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Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 18 May 2009

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

Public Business

1   Housing: tenants A question was asked by Baroness Scott of Needham Market and answered by Baroness Andrews.

2   Immigration: Sangatte A question was asked by Lord Naseby and answered by Lord West of Spithead.

3   National Health Service: female genital mutilation A question was asked by Baroness Rendell of Babergh and answered by Lord Darzi of Denham.

4   Legal aid: family law A question was asked by Lord Pannick and answered by Lord Bach.

5   Information The Chairman of Committees moved that the evidence taken by the Select Committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published. The motion was agreed to.

6   Terrorism Act 2000 (Code of Practice for Examining Officers) (Revision) Order 2009 Lord West of Spithead moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 26 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

7   Transfer of Tribunal Functions (Lands Tribunal and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2009 Lord Patel of Bradford moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 24 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.

8   Freedom of Information (Time for Compliance with Request) Regulations 2009 Lord Patel of Bradford moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 26 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9   Housing (Replacement of Terminated Tenancies) (Successor Landlords) (England) Order 2009 Baroness Andrews moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 19 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10   Law Commission Bill [HL] The order of commitment was discharged.

11   Coroners and Justice Bill Lord Bach moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

12   Business Rate Supplements Bill The bill was reported from the Grand Committee with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 47)

The House adjourned at 9.49pm until Tuesday 19 May at 2.30pm.

Michael Pownall

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.

Business Rate Supplements Bill The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 18. It was ordered that the bill be reported with amendments.

The Committee adjourned at 7.50pm.

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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.

Command Papers

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

1   Broadcasting—Agreement between Her Majesty’s Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the BBC on the Isle of Man Digital Switchover Help Scheme.    (7612)

2   Health—Government response to the Third Report of the House of Commons Health Committee on Health Inequalities.   (7621)

3   Astronomical Research—Multilateral Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere.    (7626)

4   Banking—Report and Accounts for the year ended 28 February 2009 of the Bank of England.   (—)

Statutory Instrument (Standing Order 71)

The following negative instrument, having been laid before the House on 15 May, was ordered to lie on the Table.

Immigration (Passenger Transit Visa) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2009, laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.    (1229)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1   Draft Terrorism Act 2006 (Disapplication of Section 25) Order 2009, laid under the Terrorism Act 2006.

2   Draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Application of Companies Act 2006) Regulations 2009, laid under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000.

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Immigration (Passenger Transit Visa) (Amendment) (No. 4) Order 2009, laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.   (1233)

Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report and Accounts for the year ended 29 March 2009 of Royal Mail Holdings plc, laid under the Postal Services Act 2000.

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Judicial Business

Monday 18 May

1   Maco Door and Window Hardware (UK) Limited (Respondents) v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Appellants) Further to the Order of the House of Wednesday 30 July 2008 (64th Report, Session 2007-08; [2008] UKHL 54) it is ordered that the respondents do pay or cause to be paid to the appellants their cost of the appeal to this House, the amount of such costs to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties; and that the Order of the House of 30 July 2008 be varied so as to restore paragraph 3 of the Order of Her Majesty’s Court of Appeal of 19 June 2007 and so as to set aside paragraph 2 of the Order of Mr Justice Patten in the Chancery Division of Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice of 6 July 2006.

2   Earl Cadogan and others (Appellants) v Sportelli and another (Respondents) and two other actions Further to the Order of the House of Wednesday 10 December 2008 (2nd Report, Session 2008-09; [2008] UKHL 71) it is ordered that in the appeal involving Mr and Mrs Sportelli, the appellants do pay or cause to be paid to the respondents their costs of the appeal to this House, the amount of such costs to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties; and that in the appeals involving 27/29 Sloane Gardens Limited and Grandeden Property Management Limited, there be no Order for costs.

3   R v Chargot Limited (t/a Contract Services) and others (Appellants) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal Criminal Division) Further to the Order of the House of Wednesday 10 December 2008 (4th Report, Session 2008-09; [2008] UKHL 73) it is ordered that the appellants do pay or cause to be paid to the respondents their cost of the appeal to this House, the amount of such costs to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties.

4   Thorner (Appellant) v Majors and others (Respondents) Further to the Order of the House of Wednesday 11 March 2009 (23rd Report, Session 2008-09; [2009] UKHL 18) it is ordered that the respondents do pay or cause to be paid to the appellant his costs in Her Majesty’s Court of Appeal and in this House, the amount of such costs in Her Majesty’s Court of Appeal to be determined by a costs judge if not agreed between the parties and the amount of such costs in this House to be certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments if not agreed between the parties; that the respondents do pay or cause to be paid to the appellant his costs of, and incidental to, discharging the charging Orders of Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice and that the costs Orders of Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice in respect of the said charging Orders be set aside; and that the above-mentioned costs be, subject to the terms of any Beddoe order, paid out of the estate of Jesse Peter Thorner, deceased.

5   R (on the application of Bancoult) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Appellant) Further to the Orders of the House of Wednesday 22 October 2008 (71st Report, Session 2007-08; [2008] UKHL 61) and Monday 8 December 2008 it is ordered that the costs of the respondent in Her Majesty’s Court of Appeal and in the Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division of Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice be taxed in accordance with regulation 107 of the Civil Legal Aid (General) Regulations 1989.

6   ZN (Afghanistan) (FC) (Petitioner) and others (FC) (Petitioners) v Entry Clearance Officer, Karachi (Respondent) and one other action The petition of ZN, RN, SN, AMN, AWN, AZN and APN praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioners’ certificates of public funding were lodged (lodged 20 April).

7   Al-Sirri (FC) (Petitioner) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) The petition of Yasser Al-Sirri praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioner’s certificate of public funding was lodged.

8   R v Cooper (Respondent) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal Criminal Division) The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 15 May).

9   R (on the application of L) (FC) (Appellant) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Respondent) The petition of Liberty praying for leave to intervene in the said appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

10   BA (Nigeria) (FC) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) and others The respondent’s certificate of public funding was lodged.

11   PE (Cameroon) (FC) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Appellant) The respondent’s certificate of public funding was lodged.

Tuesday 19 May 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

ISBN 9780 108456817

 
 
 
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