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House of Lords Business

Wednesday 6 May 2009 at 3.00pm

Prayers will have been read

*Oral questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Campbell of Alloway to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the justification for the projected increase in the United Kingdom’s net contribution to the European Community Budget to £6.5 billion in 2010-11.

*Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to implement the recommendations in the Chief Medical Officer’s annual report of 16 March on the management of chronic pain.

*Lord Renton of Mount Harry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to increase investment in the production of solar, tidal or wind power in the United Kingdom.

†*Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recently published figures relating to stop and search operations undertaken by the police.

Postal Services Bill [HL] Lord Mandelson to move that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 7
Schedule 1
Clauses 8 and 9
Schedule 2
Clauses 10 to 34
Schedule 3
Clauses 35 to 38
Schedule 4
Clauses 39 to 46
Schedule 5
Clause 47
Schedule 6
Clauses 48 to 50
Schedule 7
Clause 51
Schedule 8
Clauses 52 to 57
Schedule 9
Clauses 58 to 60
Schedule 10
Clause 61.

Health Bill [HL] Report (day 2) [Lord Darzi of Denham] 11th and 14th Reports from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Building Societies (Insolvency and Special Administration) Order 2009 Lord Myners to move that the Order laid before the House on 30 March be approved. 12th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and 14th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Contribution to Costs of Special Resolution Regime) Regulations 2009 Lord Myners to move that the Regulations laid before the House on 30 March be approved. 12th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and 14th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

Amendments to Law (Resolution of Dunfermline Building Society) Order 2009 Lord Myners to move that the Order laid before the House on 30 March be approved. 12th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and 14th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

†Political Parties and Elections Bill Committee (day 4) [Lord Bach] 6th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee and 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

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Future Business

Thursday 7 May at 11.00am

*Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their stance on the Nabucco pipeline.

*Lord Steel of Aikwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish their Constitutional Renewal Bill; and what elements of it will be directly relevant to the working of the House of Lords.

*Baroness Linklater of Butterstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to accommodate young offenders in the future in the light of the Youth Justice Board’s decision to reduce the number of places available in secure children’s homes.

†*Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to President Obama’s proposals for tighter regulation of offshore financial centres, and to the implications for offshore centres under United Kingdom sovereignty.

†Business of the House The Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) to move that the Report of the European Union Committee After Georgia. The EU and Russia: Follow-up Report (3rd Report, HL Paper 26) be referred to a Grand Committee.

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to call attention to the economic prospects for 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 Government Communications (First Report, HL Paper 7).

Friday 8 May at 10.00am

Bank of England (Amendment) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Saatchi]

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

Community Amateur Sports Clubs (Support) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Addington]

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

Online Purchasing of Goods and Services (Age Verification) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Massey of Darwen]

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

Monday 11 May at 2.30pm

*Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have commissioned a recent survey of the attitudes of United Kingdom citizens to the European Union; and, if so, whether they will publish the results.

*Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to tackle human trafficking and to provide assistance to its victims.

*Lord Cobbold to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any changes to their drugs policies following the United Nations high-level drugs conference in Vienna in March.

*Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to follow up the recent report by the Panel on Fair Access to the Professions to ensure that senior ranks of the professions are accessible to state-educated people.

†Perpetuities and Accumulation Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Bach] (Considered in Second Reading Committee on 28 April)

†Law Commission Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Lloyd of Berwick]

Postal Services Bill [HL] Report [Lord Mandelson]

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to move to resolve that this House regrets that, in drawing up the Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/614), alternative proposals to deal with the problem of paying Local Housing Allowance for large families put forward by the Social Security Advisory Committee were not properly considered. 13th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Business Rate Supplements Bill Committee [Baroness Andrews]

Tuesday 12 May at 2.30pm

*Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the decision by the government of France to award the Légion d’Honneur to Mr Harry Patch and Mr Henry Allingham, whether they plan to grant similar recognition to these last two surviving veterans of the Great War.

*Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to communicate more widely the recent statement by the Rt Hon Ed Miliband concerning the unacceptability of objecting to wind turbines.

*Viscount Montgomery of Alamein to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for Wilton Park.

†Disabled Persons (Independent Living) Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Ashley of Stoke]

†Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] Report (day 2) [Lord Hunt of Kings Heath] 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the role of Privy Counsellors. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Terrorism Act 2000 (Code of Practice for Examining Officers) (Revision) Order 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord West of Spithead] 8th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Transfer of Tribunal Functions (Lands Tribunal and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Patel of Bradford] 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Freedom of Information (Time for Compliance with Request) Regulations 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Patel of Bradford] 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Housing (Replacement of Terminated Tenancies) (Successor Landlords) (England) Order 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Andrews] 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Wednesday 13 May at 3.00pm

*Lord Hoyle to ask the Chairman of Committees whether he will ensure that only British pork and bacon are used in House of Lords refreshment outlets.

*Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) Staphylococcus aureus positive there were in the last year for which figures are available and what is the incidence of PVL in all Staphylococcus infections.

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards introducing legislation regarding the civil service.

It is expected that the Report stage of the Postal Services Bill will conclude.

†Climate Change Act 2008 (2020 Target, Credit Limit and Definitions) Order 2009 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 22 April be approved. 12th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 15th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

†Carbon Budgets Order 2009 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 22 April be approved. 12th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 15th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

†Carbon Accounting Regulations 2009 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22 April be approved. 12th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 15th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Business Rate Supplements Bill will continue in the Moses Room at 3.45pm and that it will conclude.

Thursday 14 May at 11.00am

*Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to ratify the United Nations convention on the rights of disabled people.

*Baroness Sharp of Guildford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reform the governance of universities by revising Schedule 7A to the Education Reform Act 1988.

*Lord Stern of Brentford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to support the efforts of developing countries to shape an effective and equitable global agreement on climate change.

Baroness Massey of Darwen to call attention to Her Majesty’s Government’s policies on the well-being of children and families; and to move for papers.

Lord Pendry to call attention to the opportunities for the United Kingdom tourism industry’s growth and greater contribution to all parts of the economy; and to move for papers.

†Lord Richard to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will accord formal recognition to the men and women of Bomber Command during the Second World War.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

†Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential benefits of the Segway Personal Transporter; and whether they will support a full road trial in the United Kingdom.

†Lord Norton of Louth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that public consultations by Government departments follow best practice.

Monday 18 May at 2.30pm

*Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government what protection is available to tenants of private landlords subject to repossession proceedings.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken in Sangatte, France, to stop non-European Union immigrants, particularly young people under 18, from entering the United Kingdom illegally.

*Baroness Rendell of Babergh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the decision by the National Health Service to advertise surgical reversal of female genital mutilations on a Somali satellite television channel.

*Lord Pannick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will maintain the rates of legal aid payments in family law cases.

Coroners and Justice Bill Second Reading [Lord Bach]

Tuesday 19 May at 2.30pm

*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.

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

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 (Dinner break business)

Wednesday 20 May at 3.00pm

*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.

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)

Monday 1 June at 2.30pm

†*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, 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.

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

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.

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 June.

†*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the European Union’s proposed Directive on hedge funds.

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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 Teverson to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee After Georgia. The EU and Russia: Follow-up Report (3rd Report, HL Paper 26). 12 February 2009

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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 Jones of Cheltenham to call attention to the general economic circumstances of, and access to, the South Atlantic British overseas territory of Saint Helena; 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.

†Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to call attention to the position of the shareholders of the Presbyterian Mutual Society who have been affected by the Society entering administration; and to move for papers.

†Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to call attention to the new National Sentinel Audit for Stroke published by the Royal College of Physicians; 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.

Lord Hamilton of Epsom to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to secure confidence in the use of Government statistics.

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 Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to reappoint a director of the National Probation Service.

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.

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps the Security Industry Authority is taking regarding the unjustified clamping and removal of cars.

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 Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the future of St Helena.

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 Livsey of Talgarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the impact on rural communities in the United Kingdom of the withdrawal of public and private services.

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.

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Questions for Written Answer

Tabled on 5 May and due for answer by 19 May.

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health has revised his description of any risk to haemophilia patients of contracting variant CJD from blood given from donors who have subsequently died of vCJD as being “hypothetical”, in light of a recent post-mortem having found vCJD in the spleen of one such patient; and how many patients have received blood from vCJD infected donors. HL3312

Lord Dear to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in relation to the latest figures showing exercise of police stop and search powers, what proportion of those searches related to operations specifically against knife crime. HL3313

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to move the British Embassy Office in Erbil to new premises; whether they will take the opportunity presented at that time (a) to install a United Kingdom Trade and Investment representative in Erbil; and (b) to widen the United Kingdom visa issuing facilities to include business and student categories. HL3314

Baroness Warsi to ask Her Majesty’s Government what pay gaps there are in respect of gender, race and disability among employees of Communities and Local Government. HL3315

Baroness Warsi to ask Her Majesty’s Government what pay gaps there are in respect of gender, race and disability among employees of the Department for Transport. HL3316

Baroness Warsi to ask Her Majesty’s Government what pay gaps there are in respect of gender, race and disability among employees of the Department for International Development. HL3317

Baroness Warsi to ask Her Majesty’s Government what pay gaps there are in respect of gender, race and disability among employees of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. HL3318

Baroness Warsi to ask Her Majesty’s Government what pay gaps there are in respect of gender, race and disability among employees of the Department for Work and Pensions. HL3319

Baroness Warsi to ask Her Majesty’s Government what pay gaps there are in respect of gender, race and disability among employees of the Department of Health. HL3320

Baroness Neville-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 21 April (WA 395), how many terrorism prosecutions, including internet-related terrorism prosecutions, have been brought since 2001; and how many of these have been successful. HL3321

Baroness Neville-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been spent by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office directly on countering terrorism and radicalisation in each year since 2001; and what proportion of the Department’s total spending this represents in each year. HL3322

Lord Monson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of individuals whose taxable annual income exceeds (a) £100,000 or (b) £150,000 are employed in banking or other financial services. HL3323

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government which applications for restricted works on common land have been made under section 38 of the Commons Act 2006; and what was the outcome in each case. HL3324

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government which applications for deregistration of common land have been made under section 16 of the Commons Act 2006 in relation to (1) commons, (2) village greens and (3) town greens; what was the outcome in each case; and in which cases replacement land was provided. HL3325

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many residents in the United Kingdom are from families of Pakistani Christian origin; and in which local authority areas they are mainly resident. HL3326

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the research and report on the Pakistani Muslim Community in England commissioned by Communities and Local Government from the Change Institute does not include the United Kingdom Pakistani Christian communities; and whether they propose to commission similar research into them. HL3327

Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the estimate that an additional 1,000 pre-payment electricity meters are being installed each week in light of the fact that an average pre-payment electricity customer pays £95 a year more in charges than a direct debit customer. HL3328

Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government when there will be a further announcement about the introduction of domestic smart meters; and when the installation of those meters will commence. HL3329

Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in reviewing their fuel poverty strategy. HL3330

Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to have removed the nation’s vulnerable customers from fuel poverty. HL3331

Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether immigration officials at Heathrow Airport are sufficiently protected from the risk of contracting swine flu from any incoming passengers from Mexico; and whether there are any plans to downgrade health facilities at that airport. HL3332

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will call on the government of Poland to fulfil, without delay, its obligation recognised by the OSCE, the European Parliament and the European Convention on Human Rights to make some restitution of the property in its territory that was confiscated by Nazi and Communist regimes. HL3333

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) on 24 April (WA 419), whether the selection process for appointing the chair and other members of the Equality and Human Rights Commission applies to their reappointment. HL3334

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as alleged by a spokesman for Moto in the Financial Times on 1 May, Government restrictions are imposed on motorway service station cafés and shops which prevent them from charging supermarket prices for food and drink. HL3335

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that motorway service station cafés and shops do not charge excessive prices for basic food and drink. HL3336

Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Care Quality Commission is now fully operational; and how many meetings they have had with the Commission. HL3337

Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask the Care Quality Commission to hold inquiries into all allegations of failure to provide adequate care to those who need it. HL3338

Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much training is required for people to become fully qualified in the provision of social care. HL3339

Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are aware of any social care workers who are not fully trained. HL3340

Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what safeguards there are to prevent employers of social care workers from imposing unreasonable demands on them. HL3341

Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider establishing a minimum wage for social care workers. HL3342

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will amend the paragraph on the UK Border Agency website page www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/britishcitizenship/eligibility/registration/ britishmother headed “Children of British mothers—proposed changes”, to explain the provisions of clause 46 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill affecting the child born abroad to a British mother before 7 February 1961, giving the persons concerned advance notice of their right to register as a British citizen when Part 2 of the Bill comes into effect. HL3343

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many solicitors have been convicted of charges before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal arising from professional misconduct in the handling of cases under the British Coal Respiratory Disease Litigation and British Coal Vibration White Finger Litigation; what is the name of each solicitor and the trading name of his or her firm; and what was the outcome of each case, to include the sentence (if any) imposed. HL3344

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 3 March (WA 150) concerning the payment of £40.5 million to Avalon Solicitors in the British Coal Litigation, what assessment they have made of (a) the sentence of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal on 29 April striking-off from the Roll of Solicitors that firm’s former Senior Partner, Andrew Nulty; (b) the Tribunal’s finding that Mr Nulty’s conduct had been “a disgrace to the profession”; and (c) the Tribunal’s finding that Mr Nulty’s written response to a Minister of the Crown in the British Coal Litigation had been intended to deceive and was dishonest; and whether, having regard to such matters, the payment of £40.5 million to Avalon Solicitors is to be referred to the Serious Fraud Office and South Yorkshire Police in connection with their ongoing investigation into the British Coal Litigation. HL3345

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any assessment of the decision by the Legal Complaints Service, the independent complaints handling body of the Law Society of England and Wales, promulgated on 20 April, to again suspend investigation into the complaints of retired miners and widows concerning the handling of their cases under the British Coal Respiratory Disease Litigation and British Coal Vibration White Finger Litigation by Raleys Solicitors; and, if so, whether they have any plans to meet with the Board of the Legal Complaints Service to discuss such matters. HL3346

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current total amount of costs paid to solicitors representing claimants under the Claims Handling Agreement, British Coal Respiratory Disease Litigation. HL3347

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current total amount of costs paid to solicitors representing claimants under the Claims Handling Agreement, British Coal Vibration White Finger Litigation. HL3348

Lord Lofthouse of Pontefract to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether closing dates for the schemes under the British Coal Respiratory Disease Litigation and British Coal Vibration White Finger Litigation have been extended; and, if so, what are the new closing dates proposed for each such scheme. HL3349

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 5 May (HL2987), whether the recent partnership with the Californian Institute of Regenerative Medicine entails that collaboration with scientists based in California is favoured by the Medical Research Council over collaboration with those based in Massachusetts, Oregon and Wisconsin. HL3350

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 5 May (HL2987), what proportion of funding has been contributed by the Medical Research Council towards collaborative research with scientists based in California, and how this compares to financial contributions by the Californian Institute of Regenerative Medicine to support the same partnership. HL3351

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 5 May (HL2987), whether they can provide examples of original research publications describing human embryonic stem cells derived by nuclear transfer in which a primary or significant focus on such stem cells would not have been revealed without trained scrutiny of the entire content of a paper. HL3352

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 5 May (HL2987), which significant examples of research publications describing induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells can be cited for which neither the terms “induced pluripotent stem cell” nor “iPS cell” were explicitly used in the title, abstract or associated keywords, such that trained scrutiny of the entire content of a paper would be required to determine if research with such cells was described therein. HL3353

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 5 May (HL2987), what was the time lag between funding of research with induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and publication of such research in the journals Development (Volume 136, pages 1063-1069) or Nature (Volume 458, pages 766-775); and how this compares to the duration of time between provision of funding to derive human embryonic stem cells by nuclear transfer and research publications reporting this work. HL3354

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 5 May (HL2987), whether the citation rate of research papers normalised by subject area has provided a reliable measure of their quality in the case of papers claiming to have derived human embryonic stem cells following nuclear transfer, beginning with those described in the journal Science (Volume 303, pages 1669-1674). HL3355

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 20 April (WA 336), whether the answer recognised that the Australian review which it cited: (a) explicitly took the York report as the basis for its findings under all headings; (b) found only three additional “small” studies on bone fracture (5.3.1.3), and four on cancer which should be interpreted “with caution” (5.4.1.3), all but one of which were of the lowest level of evidence (“Level IV”); (c) found no recent studies on Down’s syndrome (5.5.1.2) and confirmed York’s finding of a “weak” association with water fluoridation; (d) found one “Level IV” study each on coronary heart disease and kidney stones (5.5.1.3); and whether they consider that it is accurate, in the light of York’s mixed evidence of harm in these areas, to describe such evidence as providing “nothing” to support claims of harm. HL3356

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they distinguish in public health terms between findings of “no evidence or risk” from cancer and “no clear association” with cancer. HL3357

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 20 April (WA 337), how they reconcile South Central Strategic Health Authority’s decision, given the support of 28 per cent of respondents by one measure and 32 per cent by another during the recent consultation on water fluoridation in the Southampton area, with the assurance given by Lord Warner that “fluoridation schemes would only be introduced where the local population were in favour”. HL3358

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 30 April (WA 82-83) why, in the case of the murder by Tennyson Obih of PC Jon Henry in 2007 (a) “patient confidentiality” takes precedence over public interest; (b) the East of England Strategic Health Authority (SHA) has taken two years to initiate the commissioning of an independent investigation into this case; (c) when the independent investigation is expected to begin; and (d) whether it is intended that any such investigation will take place in camera. HL3359

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 30 April (WA 82-83) whether they will clarify, in the case of the murder by Tennyson Obih of PC Jon Henry in 2007, when (a) the independent investigation will begin; (b) that investigation will report its findings; (c) those recommendations will be considered by the National Health Service; and (d) implementation of resultant changes in practice will take place. HL3360

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government (a) what the total monetary value of Senior Civil Service non-consolidated performance pay awards was in HM Treasury and its agencies, (b) how many and what proportion of the Senior Civil Service staff in HM Treasury and its agencies received performance pay awards by SCS pay band, and (c) how those awards were distributed by pay band and award category, for each of the last five years for which data are available. HL3361

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government (a) what the total monetary value of Senior Civil Service non-consolidated performance pay awards was in the Home Office, (b) how many and what proportion of the Senior Civil Service staff in the Home Office received performance pay awards by SCS pay band, and (c) how those awards were distributed by pay band and award category, for each of the last five years for which data are available. HL3362

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government (a) what the total monetary value of Senior Civil Service non-consolidated performance pay awards was in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, (b) how many and what proportion of the Senior Civil Service staff in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office received performance pay awards by SCS pay band, and (c) how those awards were distributed by pay band and award category, for each of the last five years for which data are available. HL3363

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government (a) what the total monetary value of Senior Civil Service non-consolidated performance pay awards was in the Department for Work and Pensions, (b) how many and what proportion of the Senior Civil Service staff in the Department for Work and Pensions received performance pay awards by SCS pay band, and (c) how those awards were distributed by pay band and award category, for each of the last five years for which data are available. HL3364

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government (a) what the total monetary value of Senior Civil Service non-consolidated performance pay awards was in the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, (b) how many and what proportion of the Senior Civil Service staff in the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform received performance pay awards by SCS pay band, and (c) how those awards were distributed by pay band and award category, for each of the last five years for which data are available. HL3365

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government (a) what the total monetary value of Senior Civil Service non-consolidated performance pay awards was in the Ministry of Defence, (b) how many and what proportion of the Senior Civil Service staff in the Ministry of Defence received performance pay awards by SCS pay band, and (c) how those awards were distributed by pay band and award category, for each of the last five years for which data are available. HL3366

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 23 April (WA 412) that the Government Olympic Executive (GOE) “is the only body overseeing the entire Olympic project”, what is the role of the London Organising Committee of the Olympics in staging the 2012 Games, given the GOE’s “specific focus on staging”. HL3367

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of foster carers in the United Kingdom. HL3368

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that foster carers receive monetary allowances that are commensurate with their duties. HL3369

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to improve the physical and mental health of children and young adults in foster care. HL3370

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what system is in place to tackle the disproportionately high rate of teenage pregnancy amongst young people in foster care. HL3371

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of children in foster care who enter tertiary education. HL3372

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to reduce the proportion of young people in foster care entering the youth justice system. HL3373

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) on 30 April (WA 71) concerning the cost of hire cars for staff of the Northern Ireland Office, what is the monthly cost in each year for which the information was supplied in the Answer. HL3374

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what grades of officials in the Northern Ireland Officer are allowed to use hire cars; what are the criteria for such use; and who makes the decision on such use. HL3375

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) on 30 April (WA 72) which indicated that the answer to a previous question was incorrect, why the error was only acknowledged when the later question was tabled. HL3376

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the human rights which should be recognised in Northern Ireland and not in the rest of the United Kingdom referred to by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland at the House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on 1 April. HL3377

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many complaints the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has had each year since 1998; and in what percentage of cases the Agency admitted to making errors. HL3378

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to require credit card companies to identify clearly in statements when monthly amounts should be settled and the timescale for posting cheques. HL3379

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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 2009 (19 March)

HL1970 Lord Judd [DfID]

10 March 2009 (24 March)

HL2086 Lord Laird [HO]

HL2089 Lord Laird [CO]

12 March 2009 (26 March)

HL2160 Lord Barnett [DfBERR]

HL2161 Lord Barnett [DfBERR]

HL2187 Lord Bates [DfBERR]

HL2214 Baroness Neville-Jones [AGO]

19 March 2009 (2 April)

HL2383 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [CO]

23 March 2009 (6 April)

HL2444 Baroness Hamwee [CLG]

24 March 2009 (7 April)

HL2504 Lord Vinson [DECC]

25 March 2009 (8 April)

HL2514 Lord Morris of Aberavon [DfBERR]

26 March 2009 (9 April)

HL2568 Lord Greaves [CO]

HL2570 Lord Greaves [CO]

HL2583 Baroness Neville-Jones [DCMS]

HL2605 Lord Alton of Liverpool [HMT]

HL2607 Lord Campbell-Savours [AGO]

30 March 2009 (14 April)

HL2620 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [DfID]

HL2660 Lord Taylor of Holbeach [DECC]

31 March 2009 (14 April)

HL2689 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [CO]

HL2692 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [CO]

1 April 2009 (15 April)

HL2756 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [CO]

HL2764 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL2778 Lord Hanningfield [CO]

2 April 2009 (16 April)

HL2841 The Earl of Sandwich [DfBERR]

HL2842 Lord Newby [DfBERR]

20 April 2009 (5 May)

HL2860 Lord Mawhinney [HMT]

HL2861 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [HO]

HL2866 Viscount Waverley [HMT]

HL2885 Lord Morris of Manchester [DoH]

HL2886 Lord Morris of Manchester [DoH]

HL2887 Lord Morris of Manchester [DoH]

HL2893 Lord Avebury [HO]

HL2899 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [CO]

HL2900 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [HMT]

HL2901 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [DWP]

HL2902 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [HO]

HL2903 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [MoD]

HL2904 Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay [CO]

HL2911 Baroness Warsi [HO]

HL2912 Baroness Warsi [HO]

HL2923 Lord Ouseley [HMT]

HL2926 Lord Ouseley [DCMS]

HL2930 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL2939 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [FCO]

HL2942 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [HO]

HL2943 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [HO]

HL2945 Lord Greaves [HO]

21 April 2009 (5 May)

HL2957 Baroness Warsi [HO]

HL2958 Baroness Warsi [HO]

HL2959 Baroness Warsi [HO]

HL2962 Lord Kilclooney [HMT]

HL2963 Baroness Noakes [HMT]

HL2964 Lord Inglewood [HMT]

HL2965 Baroness Finlay of Llandaff [DoH]

HL2970 Lord Laird [CO]

HL2979 Lord Avebury [HO]

HL2980 Lord Browne of Belmont [DfBERR]

HL2981 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [HO]

HL2982 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [HMT]

HL2983 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [FCO]

HL2991 Lord Berkeley [HO]

HL2993 Lord King of West Bromwich [HO]

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

[AGO] 2 [CLG] 1 [CO] 11 [DCMS] 2 [DECC] 2 [DfBERR] 7
[DfID] 2 [DoH] 4 [DWP] 1 [FCO] 2 [HMT] 9 [HO] 16
[MoD] 1 [NIO] 2

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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
Bank of England (Amendment) [HL] Private Member’s 8 May
Community Amateur Sports Clubs (Support) [HL] Private Member’s 8 May
Online Purchasing of Goods and Services (Age Verification) [HL] Private Member’s 8 May
Torture (Damages) [HL] Private Member’s
Sports Grounds Safety Authority [HL] Private Member’s
Coroners and Justice Government 18 May
Constitutional Renewal [HL] Private Member’s
Considered by a Second Reading Committee and Waiting for Second Reading
Perpetuities and Accumulations [HL] (Law Commission Bill) Government 11 May
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
Political Parties and Elections Government 6 May
Business Rate Supplements Government 11 May
Welfare Reform (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government
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
Law Commission [HL] Private Member’s 11 May
Waiting for Report
Health [HL] Government 6 May
Saving Gateway Accounts Government
Marine and Coastal Access [HL] (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government 12 May
Postal Services [HL] Government 11 May
Waiting for Third Reading
Disabled Persons (Independent Living) [HL] Private Member’s 12 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

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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 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 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
Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Code of Practice for Examining Officers) (Revision) Order 2009 12 May
Draft Housing (Replacement of Terminated Tenancies) (Successor Landlords) (England) Order 2009 12 May
Draft Transfer of Tribunal Functions (Lands Tribunal and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2009 12 May
Draft Freedom of Information (Time for Compliance with Request) Regulations 2009 12 May
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Housing) Order 2009
Building Societies (Insolvency and Special Administration) Order 2009 14th Report 6 May
Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Contribution to Costs of Special Resolution Regime) Regulations 2009 14th Report 6 May
Amendments to Law (Resolution of Dunfermline Building Society) Order 2009 14th Report 6 May
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 Climate Change Act 2008 (2020 Target, Credit Limit and Definitions) Order 2009 15th Report 13 May
Draft Carbon Budgets Order 2009 15th Report 13 May
Draft Carbon Accounting Regulations 2009 15th Report 13 May
Draft Registered Foreign Lawyers Order 2009

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Negative Instruments

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires To be considered
13th Report
Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2009 11 May 11 May
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

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Legislative Reform Orders in Progress

Report Praying time expires
Negative Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Local Government) (Animal Health Functions) Order 2009 6th Report 11 May
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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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 6 May
Communications Select Committee at Pinewood Studios
Science and Technology Sub-Committee II Genomic Medicine 10.30am
Constitution Select Committee 10.30am
Information Domestic Committee 10.30am
Statutory Instruments Joint Committee 3.45pm
European Union Sub-Committee E Law and Institutions 4.15pm
Thursday 7 May
European Union Sub-Committee C Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy in Brussels
European Union Sub-Committee G Social Policy and Consumer Affairs 9.30am
Audit Domestic Committee 2.00pm
Monday 11 May
Privileges Domestic Committee 3.15pm
European Union Sub-Committee B Internal Market 4.00pm
Tuesday 12 May
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
Administration and Works Domestic Committee 4.15pm
Wednesday 13 May
European Union Sub-Committee D Environment and Agriculture 10.30am
European Union Sub-Committee F Home Affairs 10.30am
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Select Committee 10.30am
Thursday 14 May
Science and Technology Sub-Committee I Nanotechnologies and Food 10.30am
Tuesday 19 May
House Domestic Committee 4.00pm
European Union Select Committee 4.15pm
Wednesday 20 May
Barnett Formula Select Committee 4.00pm

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Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 5 May 2009

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

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Select Committee Reports

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

Procedural Rights in EU criminal proceedings—an update. (9th Report, HL Paper 84)

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

15th Report, on the following linked affirmative instruments:

Carbon Accounting Regulations 2009

Carbon Budgets Order 2009

Climate Change Act 2008 (2020 Target, Credit Limit and Definitions) Order 2009

And on the following negative instrument:

Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009. (HL Paper 85)

Public Business

3   Armed forces A question was asked by Lord Lee of Trafford and answered by Baroness Taylor of Bolton.

4   Nigeria A question was asked by Baroness Cox and answered by Lord Malloch-Brown.

5   Working Time Directive A question was asked by Lord Vinson and answered by Lord Brett.

6   Swine flu: aircraft A question was asked by Lord McColl of Dulwich and answered by Lord Tunnicliffe.

7   European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) Order 2009 Lord McKenzie of Luton, on behalf of Lord Tunnicliffe, moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 18 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.

8   Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] The report was received. Amendments were agreed to. Amendment 12 was negatived. Amendment 39 was disagreed to (see division list 1). The report stage was adjourned.

9   Health Care and Associated Professions (Miscellaneous Amendments and Practitioner Psychologists) Order 2009 Baroness Thornton moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 5 March be approved. After debate the motion was agreed to.

10   Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 62. Amendments were agreed to. Amendment 71 was disagreed to (see division list 2). Amendment 72 was agreed to (see division list 3). The report stage was adjourned after amendment 75.

The House adjourned at 9.56pm until Wednesday 6 May at 9.45am for judicial business, 3.00pm for public business.

Michael Pownall

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

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

Political Parties and Elections Bill The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 97. Amendments were agreed to. The Committee adjourned after amendment 120A.

The Committee adjourned at 7.28pm.

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   European Community—   

   (1)   Protocol on the Scope of the laundering of proceeds in the Convention, on the use of information technology for customs purposes and the inclusion of the registration number of the means of transport in the Convention.   (7609)

   (2)   Protocol, as regards the creation of a Customs Files Identification Database, amending the Convention on the Use of Information Technology for Customs Purposes.   (7610)

2   Criminal Justice—Instruments as to the application of the Treaties between the United Kingdom and the United States of America on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, and Extradition.
            (7613)

3   Departmental Minuted dated 5 May 2009 reporting contingent liabilities in the event of the Rugby Football Union failing to make sufficient profit from their potential staging of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)

The following negative instruments, having been laid before the House on 1 May were ordered to lie on the Table.

1   Armed Forces (Protection of Children of Service Families) Regulations 2009, laid under the Armed Forces Act 1991.   (1107)

2   (1)   Armed Forces (Evidence of Illegal Absence and Transfer to Service Custody) Regulations 2009      (1108)

   (2)   Armed Forces (Forfeitures and Deductions) Regulations 2009   (1109)

   (3)   Armed Forces (Warrants of Arrest for Service Offences) Rules 2009   (1110)

   (4)   Armed Forces (Evidence in Proceedings before Civilian Courts) Regulations 2009   (1112)

laid under the Armed Forces Act 2006.

3   Reserve Forces (Evidence in Proceedings before Civil Courts) Regulations 2009, laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996.   (1111)

4   European Parliamentary Election Petition (Amendment) Rules 2009, laid under the European Parliamentary Elections Regulations 2004.   (1118)

5   Animal By-Products (Amendment) Regulations 2009, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.         (1119)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1   (1)   Draft Armed Forces (Part 5 of the Armed Forces Act 2006) Regulations 2009

   (2)   Draft Armed Forces (Enlistment) Regulations 2009

   (3)   Draft Armed Forces (Powers of Stop and Search, Search, Seizure and Retention) Order 2009

laid under the Armed Forces Act 2006.

2   Draft Companies Act 2006 (Accounts, Reports and Audit) Regulations 2009, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1   Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Procedure) (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2009, laid under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.   (1116)

2   (1)   Immigration (European Economic Area) (Amendment) Regulations 2009   (1117)

   (2)   Railways Infrastructure (Access and Management) (Amendment) Regulations 2009   (1122)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   

3   Draft Code of Practice of the Pensions Regulator: Circumstances in relation to the material detriment test, laid under the Pensions Act 2004.    (—)

Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1   Report for 2008-09 on Performance in Complying with Statutory Timetables for Planning Decisions, laid under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

2   Third Report of the Parliamentary and Health Ombudsman, assessing the Government response to the Parliamentary Ombudsman’s Report of the investigation into regulation of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, laid under the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967.

3   Report and Accounts for 2008 of Channel Four Television Corporation, laid under the Broadcasting Act 1990.

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Judicial Business

Tuesday 5 May

1   McCarthy (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) (formerly SM (Eire) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent)) It was ordered that the following questions be referred to the Court of Justice of the European Communities for a preliminary ruling under Article 234 of the Treaty establishing the European Community:

1)   Is a person of dual Irish and United Kingdom nationality who has resided in the United Kingdom for her entire life a “beneficiary” within the meaning of Article 3 of Directive 2004/38/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (“the Directive”)?

2)   Has such a person “resided legally” within the host Member State for the purpose of Article 16 of the Directive in circumstances where she was unable to satisfy the requirements of Article 7 of Directive 2004/38EC?

and that further consideration of the appeal be adjourned sine die.

2   R (on the application of Partridge Farms Limited) (Petitioners) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Respondent) The petition of Partridge Farms Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 28 April).

3   British Airways plc (Respondents) v Williams (Petitioner) and others The petition of Sally Williams praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 30 April).

4   Ratiopharm GmbH (Petitioners) v NAPP Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited (Respondents) The petition of Ratiopharm GmbH praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

5   Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (Petitioner) v Neufeld and another (Respondents) The petition of the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 1 May).

6   Sandoz Limited (Petitioners) v NAPP Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited (Respondents) The petition of Sandoz Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

7   Slack and others (Respondents) v Cumbria County Council (Petitioners) The petition of Cumbria County Council praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 5 May).

8   Temple Legal Protection Limited (Petitioners) v QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited (Respondents) The petition of Temple Legal Protection Limited praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

9   Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and others and others (Petitioners) [and others (Petitioners)] v Arnold and others (Respondents) The petition of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, the Collegiate Academy Trust Board, the Governing Body of RSA Academy at Tipton, the Governing Body of Wood Green College of Sports, Maths and Computing and the Governing Body of Holly Lodge High School praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

10   Transport for London (London Underground Limited) (Appellants) v Spirerose Limited (in administration) (Respondents) The appeal was set down for hearing and referred to an Appellate Committee (lodged 30 April).

11   Appeal Committee The 37th Report from the Appeal Committee was agreed to and the following Order was made:

R (on the application of M) (FC) (Appellant) v London Borough of Lambeth (Respondents) and one other action That the petition of the London Borough of Lambeth praying for leave to stay the appeal pending the outcome of the cause R (on the application of A) (FC) (Appellant) v London Borough of Croydon (Respondents) be refused.

Wednesday 6 May at 9.45am

Judgment in the following causes:

Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent) v James (FC) (Appellant) (formerly Walker and another)

R (on the application of Lee) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent) and one other action

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

At 10.30am
In Committee Room No 1

Further hearing by the Appellate Committee in the following causes:

Lexington Insurance Company (Respondents) v AGF Insurance Limited (Appellants) and one other action

Lexington Insurance Company (Respondents) v Wasa International Insurance Company Limited (Appellants) and one other action

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Divisions on 5 May 2009

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL]

Division No. 1

Baroness Hamwee moved amendment 39, in clause 16, page 9, line 39, at end to insert:

“( ) any local authority;”.

The House divided:

   Contents   112

   Not-contents   130

Contents

Addington, L.
Alderdice, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Arran, E.
Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.
Attlee, E.
Bates, L.
Blackwell, L.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Bradshaw, L.
Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Burnett, L.
Byford, B.
Caithness, E.
Cathcart, E.
Chidgey, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Colwyn, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Cotter, L.
Courtown, E.
Crathorne, L.
De Mauley, L.
Denham, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Dykes, L.
Eccles, V.
Elton, L.
Falkland, V.
Fookes, B.
Garden of Frognal, B. [Teller]
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Glenarthur, L.
Glentoran, L.
Goodhart, L.
Greaves, L.
Hamwee, B.
Hanham, B.
Henley, L.
Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.
Hooper, B.
Howe, E.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
James of Blackheath, L.
Jones of Cheltenham, L.
Jopling, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Laing of Dunphail, L.
Lee of Trafford, L.
Lester of Herne Hill, L.
Linklater of Butterstone, B.
Livsey of Talgarth, L.
Lucas, L.
Luce, L.
Lyell, L.
MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.
Maclennan of Rogart, L.
Maddock, B.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Marland, L.
Marlesford, L.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Methuen, L.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Montrose, D.
Naseby, L.
Neuberger, B.
Neville-Jones, B.
Newby, L.
Noakes, B.
Northover, B.
Norton of Louth, L.
O'Cathain, B.
Pannick, L.
Razzall, L.
Reay, L.
Rennard, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Rogan, L.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Sheikh, L.
Shephard of Northwold, B.
Shutt of Greetland, L. [Teller]
Smith of Clifton, L.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Taylor of Holbeach, L.
Taylor of Warwick, L.
Teverson, L.
Thomas of Gresford, L.
Thomas of Swynnerton, L.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Tonge, B.
Tope, L.
Tordoff, L.
Tyler, L.
Vallance of Tummel, L.
Waddington, L.
Wakeham, L.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Wallace of Tankerness, L.
Walmsley, B.
Walpole, L.
Warsi, B.
Wilcox, B.

Not Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.
Adonis, L.
Alli, L.
Anderson of Swansea, L.
Andrews, B.
Archer of Sandwell, L.
Armstrong of Ilminster, L.
Bach, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]
Berkeley, L.
Bernstein of Craigweil, L.
Bhatia, L.
Bilston, L.
Blood, B.
Borrie, L.
Boyd of Duncansby, L.
Bradley, L.
Brennan, L.
Brett, L.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brookeborough, V.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Chester, Bp.
Christopher, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Colville of Culross, V.
D'Souza, B.
Davidson of Glen Clova, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L. [Teller]
Donoughue, L.
Dubs, L.
Elder, L.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Finlay of Llandaff, B.
Ford, B.
Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.
Gale, B.
Gavron, L.
Gibson of Market Rasen, B.
Gilbert, L.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Grantchester, L.
Greenway, L.
Griffiths of Burry Port, L.
Grocott, L.
Hannay of Chiswick, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Haskel, L.
Haworth, L.
Henig, B.
Hilton of Eggardon, B.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Howarth of Newport, L.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jay of Ewelme, L.
Jay of Paddington, B.
Jones, L.
Judd, L.
Kennedy of The Shaws, B.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Layard, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Lipsey, L.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
McDonagh, B.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
Malloch-Brown, L.
Mar, C.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Moonie, L.
Morgan, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morgan of Huyton, B.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Handsworth, L.
Morris of Yardley, B.
O'Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Palmer, L.
Patel, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Patel of Bradford, L.
Paul, L.
Pendry, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Quin, B.
Rea, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Rosser, L.
Rowe-Beddoe, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Simon, V.
Snape, L.
Soley, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Temple-Morris, L.
Tenby, V.
Thornton, B.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Uddin, B.
Vadera, B.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Walton of Detchant, L.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Whitaker, B.
Wilkins, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Young of Hornsey, B.
Young of Norwood Green, L.
Young of Old Scone, B.

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL]

Division No. 2

Baroness Hamwee moved amendment 71, in clause 49, page 24, line 29, to leave out “may” and insert “must”. The House divided:

   Contents   21

   Not-contents   49

Contents

Addington, L.
Alderdice, L.
Avebury, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Cotter, L.
Dykes, L.
Garden of Frognal, B. [Teller]
Greaves, L. [Teller]
Hamwee, B.
Kilclooney, L.
Lee of Trafford, L.
Linklater of Butterstone, B.
Livsey of Talgarth, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Wallace of Tankerness, L.
Walmsley, B.
Young of Old Scone, B.

Not Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.
Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]
Bilston, L.
Blackstone, B.
Boyd of Duncansby, L.
Bradley, L.
Brett, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Craigavon, V.
D’Souza, B.
Davidson of Glen Clova, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L. [Teller]
Dubs, L.
Elder, L.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Ford, B.
Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.
Golding, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Greenway, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Haworth, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Howarth of Newport, L.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Jay of Paddington, B.
Jones, L.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Morgan, L.
Morris of Handsworth, L.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Patel of Bradford, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Quin, B.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Snape, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Whitaker, B.
Young of Norwood Green, L.

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL]

Division No. 3

Lord Taylor of Holbeach moved amendment 72, in clause 49, page 24, line 30, at end insert:

“( ) A marine plan authority must seek to ensure that a marine plan is or plans are prepared for the whole of its marine planning region where an MPS governs marine planning for the region.”

The House divided:

   Contents   48

   Not-contents   46

Contents

Addington, L.
Alderdice, L.
Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]
Avebury, L.
Bates, L.
Blackwell, L.
Brookeborough, V.
Byford, B.
Cathcart, E.
Clement-Jones, L.
Cotter, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crathorne, L.
D’Souza, B.
Dundee, E.
Dykes, L.
Garden of Frognal, B.
Greaves, L.
Hamwee, B.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
Jopling, L.
Knight of Collingtree, B.
Lee of Trafford, L.
Linklater of Butterstone, B.
Livsey of Talgarth, L.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Marlesford, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Montrose, D.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Northbrook, L.
Norton of Louth, L.
O’Cathain, B.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Seccombe, B. [Teller]
Selborne, E.
Selkirk of Douglas, L.
Sheikh, L.
Taylor of Holbeach, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thomas of Winchester, B.
Ullswater, V.
Wakeham, L.
Wallace of Tankerness, L.
Young of Old Scone, B.

Not Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.
Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]
Bilston, L.
Blackstone, B.
Boyd of Duncansby, L.
Bradley, L.
Brett, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Clark of Windermere, L.
Davidson of Glen Clova, L.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L. [Teller]
Dubs, L.
Elder, L.
Elystan-Morgan, L.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Ford, B.
Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.
Golding, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Haworth, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Howarth of Newport, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Jay of Paddington, B.
Jones, L.
Kilclooney, L.
Lofthouse of Pontefract, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Morgan, L.
Morris of Handsworth, L.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Patel of Bradford, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Quin, B.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Snape, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Whitaker, B.
Young of Norwood Green, L.

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