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Tuesday 7 July 2009 at 2.30pm

*Oral questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Ashley of Stoke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to bring forward proposals for independent living for disabled persons.

*Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to prohibit interlocking directorships between auditing companies and banks and other financial institutions.

*Lord Rix to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of Changing Places toilets available for use by profoundly and multiply disabled people in the United Kingdom.

†*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to Amnesty International’s recent report Operation “Cast Lead”: 22 days of death and destruction, on the conflict in Gaza.

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

National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Social Welfare) Order 2009 Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Exceptions to Matters) Order 2009 Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Hallmarking Act 1973 (Application to Palladium) Order 2009 Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Legislative Reform (Limited Partnerships) Order 2009 Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to move that the draft Order be referred to a Grand Committee.

Business of the House Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to move that the Report of the European Union Committee on Access to EU Documents (15th Report, HL Paper 108) be referred to a Grand Committee.

†European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Cariforum Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2009 Lord Young of Norwood Green to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 4 June be approved. 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 6 July

Companies’ Remuneration Reports Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Gavron]

†Lord Gavron to move that the order of commitment be discharged.

Coroners and Justice Bill Committee (day 5) [Lord Bach] 7th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 8th and 16th Reports from the Joint Committee on Human Rights and 10th Report from the Constitution Committee

The following three motions are expected to be debated together:

Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Special Exemption) Regulations 2009 Lord Darzi of Denham to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 June be approved. 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Dinner break business)

Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Consequential Amendments and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2009 Lord Darzi of Denham to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 3 June be approved. 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Dinner break business)

Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Appeals) Regulations 2009 Lord Darzi of Denham to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 3 June be approved. 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Dinner break business)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Welfare Reform Bill Committee (day 9) [Lord McKenzie of Luton] 7th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights and 9th Report from the Constitution Committee

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Future Business

Wednesday 8 July at 3.00pm

*Baroness Trumpington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to prevent charities from sending cash through the post with appeal letters.

*Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they played in the proposed move of the Export Licensing Unit of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council to Birmingham.

*Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they are making to revive the Doha round of trade talks.

†*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the forthcoming White Paper on financial regulation will settle the respective roles of the Bank of England and HM Treasury.

†Business of the House Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to move that, in the event of the Parliamentary Standards Bill being read a second time and completing its Committee stage, Standing Order 47 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Monday 20 July to allow the Bill to be considered on report and read a third time that day.

§Parliamentary Standards Bill Second Reading [Baroness Royall of Blaisdon]

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

†Lord Norton of Louth to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end to insert “and that the Committee shall not meet until 14 days from the date of Second Reading, in accordance with the House’s recommended minimum intervals between stages of bills”.

†Policing and Crime Bill Committee (day 4) [Lord West of Spithead] 10th and 15th Reports from the Joint Committee on Human Rights and 9th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) (Amendment) Order 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Brett] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Higher Education Student Information) Regulations 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Brett] 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Crawley] 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Children Act 1989 (Higher Education Bursary) (England) Regulations 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Morgan of Drefelin] 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Regulated Activity, Miscellaneous and Transitional Provisions and Commencement No. 5) Order 2009 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Morgan of Drefelin] 18th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Thursday 9 July at 11.00am

*Lord Livsey of Talgarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce a statutory measure to ensure the environmental benefits of the set-aside scheme are maintained.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will introduce legislation to require pension funds to report on how social, environmental and governance considerations are being managed.

*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the timetables for and costs of replacing Trident nuclear weapons and commissioning new aircraft carriers.

Political Parties and Elections Bill Third Reading [Lord Bach]

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

Lord Berkeley to move to resolve that this House regrets that the Merchant Shipping (Light Dues) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/1371) do not prevent Her Majesty’s Government subsidising Irish Lights and thereby increasing light dues payable by ships entering United Kingdom ports. 21st Report from the Merits Committee (Lunch break business)

Friday 10 July at 10.00am

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill Second Reading [Lord Tomlinson]

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

Autism Bill Second Reading [Baroness Pitkeathley]

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

Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Bill Second Reading [Lord Janner of Braunstone]

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

Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers) Bill Second Reading [Lord Tyler]

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

Monday 13 July at 2.30pm

*Baroness Howe of Idlicote to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ratify and implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

*Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the future role of Her Majesty’s armed forces in Afghanistan.

*Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether negotiations between United Kingdom overseas territories and the government of the United States for the acceptance of detainees formerly in United States custody fall within their delegated authority for conducting international negotiations.

*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the number of refugees resulting from conflicts and climate change.

Perpetuities and Accumulations Bill [HL] Report [Lord Bach]

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

The following six motions are expected to be debated together:

Identity Cards Act 2006 (Information and Code of Practice on Penalties) Order 2009 Lord West of Spithead to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 May be approved. 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 19th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

Identity Cards Act 2006 (Provision of Information without Consent) Regulations 2009 Lord West of Spithead to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6 May be approved. 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 19th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

Identity Cards Act 2006 (Fees) Regulations 2009 Lord West of Spithead to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6 May be approved. 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 19th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

Identity Cards Act 2006 (Prescribed Information) Regulations 2009 Lord West of Spithead to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 9 June be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Dinner break business)

Identity Cards Act 2006 (Application and Issue of ID Card and Notification of Changes) Regulations 2009 Lord West of Spithead to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 9 June be approved. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (Dinner break business)

Baroness Hanham to move to resolve that this House regrets the Government’s decision to proceed with the draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Information and Code of Practice on Penalties) Order 2009, the draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Provision of Information without Consent) Regulations 2009 and the draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Fees) Regulations 2009 before the case for continued investment in the identity cards project has been put to the British people at a general election. 19th Report from the Merits Committee (Dinner break business)

Tuesday 14 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Steinberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect national unemployment figures to begin to fall.

*Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the entry qualifications and initial training requirements for a probation service officer; and how they differ from those required for a probation officer.

*Lord Watson of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to further prospects for a united Cyprus.

Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the socio-economic prospects for the north-east of England. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Wednesday 15 July at 3.00pm

*Lord Roberts of Conwy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the latest quarterly figure for total unemployment in the United Kingdom; and what is the latest monthly total number of claimants of unemployment benefit.

*Lord Sheldon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they anticipate are the future increases in Government expenditure in real terms.

*The Lord Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to introduce further measures to simplify the Gift Aid system in order to encourage wider take-up by potential donors before the end of the transitional regime in 2011.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Policing and Crime Bill will continue.

Thursday 16 July at 11.00am

*Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the incursions by troops of neighbouring countries into Somalia.

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in developing cricket in state schools, particularly through the Chance to shine initiative.

*Baroness Perry of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many six-month courses to train former city workers as teachers have been set up; and how many students have registered for them.

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill Committee (day 5) [Baroness Morgan of Drefelin] 8th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee and 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Monday 20 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Pannick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the arrangements for the transfer of judicial functions from the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords to the new Supreme Court.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to developments in Sudan, with regard to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the provision of humanitarian assistance.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the number of unauthorised colleges and the number of false students in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish a response to the report of the Association of Train Operating Companies, Connecting communities: expanding access to the rail network.

Tuesday 21 July at 11.00am

*Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which teacher training courses encourage the use of fieldwork in teaching biology.

*The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the selection of Major Timothy Peake as a member of the European Space Agency’s astronaut corps, they will further their involvement in the European Space programme; and, if so, how.

*The Lord Bishop of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is a representative with operational experience of the National Probation Service on the National Criminal Justice Board.

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Select Committee Reports

The date on which the Report was published is in italics

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 Vallance of Tummel to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Economic Affairs Committee on Banking Supervision and Regulation (2nd Report, HL Paper 101). 2 June 2009

Lord Mance to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Access to EU Documents (15th Report, HL Paper 108). 18 June 2009

Lord Vallance of Tummel to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Economic Affairs Committee on The Finance Bill 2009 (3rd Report, HL Paper 113). 23 June 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 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.

Lord Northbourne to call attention to the role of fathers in 21st-century Britain; and to move for papers.

Lord Lucas to call attention to the Review of Elective Home Education in England by Graham Badman; and to move for papers.

Viscount Waverley to call attention to the Middle East peace process; and to move for papers.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lord Cope of Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to respond to the recommendations in the report of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly on 30 March (Doc 149) on Cross Border Co-operation between Police Forces.

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to promote greater interest in the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union.

Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between new high speed rail lines and existing line modernisation, needed to accommodate rapid growth of freight and passenger traffic over the next 20 years and beyond.

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.

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to enhance the reputation of Parliament.

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the disposal of United Kingdom interests in Eurostar.

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Questions for Written Answer

Tabled on 6 July and due for answer by 20 July.

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what investigations have been carried out on members of the Iraq war inquiry to ensure their impartiality. HL4838

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information or guidance has been provided to schools and local authorities concerning the requirement to license the provision of musical instruments as “entertainment facilities” under the Licensing Act 2003 where such instruments are used in public performances of live music or private performances that seek to raise money for good causes. HL4839

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of schools in England and Wales are licensed under the Licensing Act 2003 for performances of live music and the provision of musical instruments as “entertainment facilities”. HL4840

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government what payments were made from (a) HM Treasury and its agencies, and (b) HM Revenue and Customs, to (1) UBS, and (2) Merrill Lynch, in 2008-09; and what those payments related to. HL4841

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the value dates being used for assets entering the Asset Protection Scheme for (a) Royal Bank of Scotland, and (b) Lloyds Banking Group. HL4842

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government what right HM Treasury has reserved to amend the terms of the Asset Protection Scheme (APS) in the case of (a) a change in the value of the assets, (b) the time taken to agree the final terms of the APS, and (c) a change in the overall economic outlook. HL4843

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether HM Treasury has conducted due diligence with regard to the former HBOS loans being entered into the Asset Protection Scheme; and, if so, (a) whether any loans have been found to have been issued contrary to HBOS’s own internal procedures, (b) whether they have identified any loans where it does not appear that the entire notional sum of the loan went to the original customer, and (c) whether HM Treasury has been informed of any concerns about misappropriation of funds or other such irregularities. HL4844

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the legal status of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games; who owns it; and what will be its status after the Olympic Games in 2012. HL4845

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the relationship between the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and the Olympic Delivery Authority; whether there have been transactions between them; and, if so, what transactions. HL4846

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the remuneration and expenses packages of senior executives of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, including possible severance payments and pension arrangements. HL4847

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for appraising the chair of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission; and on the basis of what criteria. HL4848

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 30 June (WA 37) concerning the Northern Ireland Office overstating the amount paid to suppliers of private hire cars, to what the £120,000 should have been charged. HL4849

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 30 June (WA 37-8) concerning the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, what is meant by the words “so far as practicable” in connection with the selection of Commissioners. HL4850

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the publication of the report by the Campaign for Freedom of Information, Delays in Investigating Freedom of Information Complaints, what steps they will take to ensure that the Information Commissioner’s Office can complete its investigations in a timely manner. HL4851

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their new Institutional Strategy with the United Nations Children’s Fund for 2009-2012, following the public consultation which ended in January. HL4852

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much time per day out of their cells prisoners are allocated at HMP Albany; how much they got on average in practice before the new timetable was introduced; and how much they get on average now. HL4853

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will submit their observations on the admissibility and merits of Application no. 35622/04 Chagos Islanders v the United Kingdom at the European Court of Human Rights before the deadline of 17 July; and whether they are considering a friendly settlement, as suggested by the President of the Grand Chamber. HL4854

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to motion 599 passed at the British Medical Association conference supporting the introduction of a minimum price for a unit of alcohol; and what calculation they have made of the impact on hospital admissions and the annual saving to the National Health Service of a minimum alcohol unit price of 50p. HL4855

Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any liability for possible future redundancies at BVT Shipbuilders; and, if so, what is the basis of such liability. HL4856

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make registration of ships on the British register conditional on reasonable facilities being provided for crews to keep in touch with their families during long sea voyages. HL4857

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Taylor of Bolton on 18 June (HL Deb, col 226), whether she has now seen the letter dated 24 April from the Senior Programme Officer of the United States Institute of Medicine (IOM) referred to by Lord Tunnicliffe on 27 April (HL Deb, cols 8-10); and whether the Department’s stated understanding that the IOM was then reviewing the report of the Congressionally-mandated United States Research Advisory Committee’s inquiry into Gulf War illnesses and would be reporting on it by February 2010 has been revised. HL4858

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment the Department of Health has made of paragraph 3.2 of the submission from the Macfarlane Trust dated 1 July replying to the Written Statement by Lord Darzi of Denham on 20 May (WS 121-2) in response to the report of the Independent Public Inquiry headed by Lord Archer of Sandwell that the average amount disbursed to infected beneficiaries was £8,100 in the financial year ended 31 March 2008 and £8,600 in the financial year ended 31 March 2009. HL4859

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the Department of Health’s response to the proposed level of annual payments to the infected beneficiary community in paragraph 3.4 of the submission from the Macfarlane Trust dated 1 July replying to the Written Statement by Lord Darzi of Denham on 20 May (WA 121-2) in response to the report of the Independent Public Inquiry headed by Lord Archer of Sandwell. HL4860

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment the Department of Health has made of paragraph 4.2 of the submission from the Macfarlane Trust dated 1 July replying to the Written Statement by Lord Darzi of Denham on 20 May (WA 121-2) in response to the report of the Independent Public Inquiry headed by Lord Archer of Sandwell that the potential number of bereaved and other dependants will be around 500. HL4861

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment the Department of Health has made of paragraph 4.2 of the submission from the Macfarlane Trust dated 1 July replying to the Written Statement by Lord Darzi of Denham on 20 May (WA 121-2) in response to the report of the Independent Public Inquiry headed by Lord Archer of Sandwell that the average level of financial disbursements to widows and dependants is £3,300. HL4862

Lord Morris of Manchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Darzi of Denham on 20 May (WS 121-2), what level of additional discretionary funding will be made available to trustees for disbursement to widows and other dependants according to financial need. HL4863

Baroness Noakes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what process they are following to appoint a new chair of the Committee on Climate Change. HL4864

Baroness Noakes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have advertised for a new chair of the Committee on Climate Change. HL4865

Baroness Noakes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the expected time commitment of the chair of the Committee on Climate Change. HL4866

Baroness Noakes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the expected time commitment of the chair of the Financial Services Authority. HL4867

Lord Monson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the passing on of motorists’ private addresses to third parties other than the police by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is permitted by the Data Protection Act 1998. HL4868

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether councillors are eligible for funding from the Access to Work scheme; and, if so, whether that eligibility has been communicated to Jobcentres distributing the grant. HL4869

Viscount Tenby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the number of sitting days of (a) the House of Commons Chamber, (b) Westminster Hall, (c) the House of Lords Chamber, (d) the House of Lords Grand Committee, and (e) the European Parliament Plenary Session, in (1) the 2007-08 Parliamentary Session, (2) the 2008 calendar year, and (3) the 2008-09 financial year. HL4870

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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.

29 April (13 May)

HL3272 Lord Taylor of Warwick [HO]

6 May (20 May)

HL3406 Lord Reay [DECC]

11 May (26 May)

HL3565 Baroness Warsi [HO]

12 May (26 May)

HL3611 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [BIS]

HL3612 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [BIS]

HL3613 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [BIS]

HL3614 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [BIS]

HL3615 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [BIS]

HL3616 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [BIS]

HL3628 Lord Taylor of Holbeach [CO]

1 June (15 June)

HL3987 Lord Laird [NIO]

3 June (17 June)

HL4040 Lord Janner of Braunstone [BIS]

HL4041 Lord Janner of Braunstone [BIS]

HL4042 Lord Janner of Braunstone [BIS]

4 June (18 June)

HL4096 Baroness Hanham [HO]

8 June (22 June)

HL4112 Lord Berkeley [DECC]

HL4126 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

9 June (23 June)

HL4179 Lord Ramsbotham [HO]

10 June (24 June)

HL4190 Lord Morris of Manchester [CO]

11 June (25 June)

HL4239 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [HO]

HL4283 Baroness Neville-Jones [CO]

15 June (29 June)

HL4292 Baroness Neville-Jones [CO]

HL4293 Baroness Neville-Jones [CO]

HL4301 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [BIS]

16 June (30 June)

HL4340 Lord Teverson [BIS]

HL4356 Lord Avebury [HO]

HL4364 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL4377 Lord Dykes [FCO]

17 June (1 July)

HL4384 Baroness Warsi [HO]

HL4387 Baroness Perry of Southwark [DfCSF]

HL4399 Lord Willoughby de Broke [DoH]

18 June (2 July)

HL4412 Baroness Neville-Jones [HO]

HL4413 Baroness Neville-Jones [HO]

HL4414 Baroness Neville-Jones [HO]

HL4415 Baroness Neville-Jones [HO]

HL4416 Baroness Warsi [HO]

HL4417 Baroness Warsi [HO]

HL4419 Baroness Warsi [HO]

HL4420 Baroness Warsi [HO]

HL4437 Lord Astor of Hever [DWP]

HL4439 The Earl of Listowel [HO]

19 June (3 July)

HL4456 Lord Hylton [FCO]

HL4461 Baroness Warsi [HO]

22 June (6 July)

HL4479 Baroness Warsi [HO]

HL4482 Baroness Warsi [HO]

HL4494 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [HO]

HL4495 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [HO]

HL4496 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [HO]

HL4497 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [HO]

HL4498 Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer [HO]

HL4505 Lord Alton of Liverpool [DoH]

HL4508 Lord Avebury [BIS]

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

[BIS] 12 [CO] 5 [DECC] 2 [DfCSF] 1 [DoH] 2 [DWP] 1
[FCO] 2 [HO] 25 [NIO] 2

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Bills in Progress

Type of Bill To be considered
Waiting for Second Reading
Torture (Damages) [HL] Private Member’s
Sports Grounds Safety Authority [HL] Private Member’s
Constitutional Renewal [HL] Private Member’s
Marine Navigation Aids [HL] Private Member’s
Constitutional Reform [HL] Private Member’s
Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Private Member’s 10 July
Autism Private Member’s 10 July
Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers) Private Member’s 10 July
Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Private Member’s 10 July
Parliamentary Standards Government 8 July
Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Private Member’s
Committed to a Select Committee
City of Westminster [HL] Private 15 July
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 7 July
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 7 July
Community Amateur Sports Clubs (Support) [HL] Private Member’s
Coroners and Justice Government 7 July
Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Government 16 July
Policing and Crime (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government 8 July
Waiting for Report
Perpetuities and Accumulations [HL] (Law Commission Bill) Government 13 July
Waiting for Third Reading
Political Parties and Elections Government 9 July
Transport for London (Supplemental Toll Provisions) [HL] Private
London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) [HL] Private
Sent to the Commons
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
Postal Services [HL] Government
Law Commission [HL] Private Member’s
Marine and Coastal Access [HL] (Scottish Parliament Legislative Consent Motion) Government
Bank of England (Amendment) [HL] Private Member’s
Online Purchasing of Goods and Services (Age Verification) [HL] Private Member’s
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 Electricity and Gas (Carbon Emissions Reduction) (Amendment) Order 2009
Draft Electricity and Gas (Community Energy Saving Programme) Order 2009
Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2009 8 July
Draft Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) (Amendment) Order 2009 8 July
Draft Children Act 1989 (Higher Education Bursary) (England) Regulations 2009 8 July
Draft Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Higher Education Student Information) Regulations 2009 8 July
Draft Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Regulated Activity, Miscellaneous and Transitional Provisions and Commencement No. 5) Order 2009 8 July
Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Work and Families (Increase of the Maximum Amount) Order 2009
Draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Cariforum Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2009 7 July
Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2009
Draft Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) (Uncertificated Securities) Order 2009
Draft Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) (Taxes and National Insurance) Order 2009
Draft Companies (Share Capital and Acquisition by Company of its Own Shares) Regulations 2009
Draft Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2009
Draft Community Interest Company (Amendment) Regulations 2009
Draft ACAS Code of Practice on Time Off for Trade Union Duties and Activities
Waiting for Affirmative Resolution
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Information and Code of Practice on Penalties) Order 2009 19th Report 13 July
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Provision of Information without Consent) Regulations 2009 19th Report 13 July
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Fees) Regulations 2009 19th Report 13 July
Draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Appeals) Regulations 2009 7 July
Draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Consequential Amendments and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2009 7 July
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Prescribed Information) Regulations 2009 13 July
Draft Identity Cards Act 2006 (Application and Issue of ID Card and Notification of Changes) Regulations 2009 13 July
Draft Groundwater (England and Wales) Regulations 2009
Draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Special Exemption) Regulations 2009 7 July
Draft Hallmarking Act 1973 (Application to Palladium) Order 2009
Draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Exceptions to Matters) Order 2009
Draft National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Social Welfare) Order 2009

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Negative Instruments

Instruments reported by the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee

Praying time expires To be considered
21st Report
Merchant Shipping (Light Dues) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 19 July 9 July
22nd Report
Education (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 30 July

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Legislative Reform Orders in Progress

Date of laying Parliamentary procedure
Draft Order laid before the House and referred to the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Dangerous Wild Animals) (Licensing) Order 2009 17 June Affirmative
Report To be considered
Super-affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Insolvency) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2009 9th Report
Affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee
Draft Legislative Reform (Limited Partnerships) Order 2009 10th Report

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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

Special Procedure Order in Progress

Date of laying Expiry of petitioning period
Waiting for Chairman’s Report
Northumbrian Water Limited (Land at Craster and Dunstan) Compulsory Purchase Order 2008 15 June 6 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 7 July
Science and Technology Sub Committee I Nanotechnologies and Food 10.30am
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
European Union Select Committee 4.15pm
Wednesday 8 July
Communications Select Committee 10.00am
European Union Sub-Committee D Environment and Agriculture 10.15am
Constitution Select Committee 10.30am
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Select Committee 10.30am
Information Domestic Committee 3.45pm
Statutory Instruments Joint Committee 3.45pm
Barnett Formula Select Committee 4.00pm
European Union Sub-Committee E Law and Institutions 4.15pm
Thursday 9 July
European Union Sub-Committee G Social Policy and Consumer Affairs 9.30am
European Union Sub-Committee C Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy 10.15am
Monday 13 July
European Union Sub-Committee B Internal Market 4.00pm
Tuesday 14 July
Economic Affairs Select Committee 3.30pm
House Committee Domestic Committee 4.00pm
Wednesday 15 July
European Union Sub-Committee F Home Affairs 10.30am
City of Westminster Bill [HL] Select Committee 10.30am
Science and Technology Select Committee 4.30pm
Thursday 16 July
London Local Authorities Bill [HL] Unopposed Bill Committee 10.30am

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Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 6 July 2009

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

1   Lord Murton of Lindisfarne The Lord Speaker informed the House that Lord Murton of Lindisfarne, a member of the House, had died on 5 July 2009.

Private Business

2   City of Westminster Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees informed the House that he had appointed the following Lords to form the Select Committee on the bill:

L Brougham and Vaux
V Craigavon
L Methuen
E Onslow
B Prosser (Chairman);

it was ordered that the Committee do meet on Wednesday 15 July at half-past ten o’clock.

Public Business

3   European Union: Lisbon Treaty A question was asked by Lord Blackwell and answered by Lord Malloch-Brown.

4   Immigration: Heathrow Airport A question was asked by Baroness Hanham and answered by Lord West of Spithead.

5   United Nations: peacekeeping A question was asked by Lord Hannay of Chiswick and answered by Lord Malloch-Brown.

6   Peru: indigenous people A question was asked by Lord Avebury and answered by Lord Malloch-Brown.

7   Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Bill A bill to define the term “green energy”; to promote its development, installation and usage; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 61)

8   Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 61-EN)

9   Deputy Chairmen of Committees The Chairman of Committees moved that the Countess of Mar be appointed a member of the panel of Deputy Chairmen of Committees, in the place of Lord Faulkner of Worcester. The motion was agreed to.

10   Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The Chairman of Committees moved that Lord Butler of Brockwell be appointed a member of the Select Committee in the place of Baroness Fritchie, resigned. The motion was agreed to.

11   Policing and Crime Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with the question that clause 18 be agreed to. The House resumed after clause 19 was agreed to.

12   MG Rover Lord Davies of Abersoch repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

13   International Development Lord Brett repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

14   Policing and Crime Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 71. An amendment was agreed to. The House resumed.

15   Work and Families (Increase of the Maximum Amount) Order 2009

European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Cariforum Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2009

National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2009

ACAS Code of Practice on Time Off for Trade Union Duties and Activities

Companies (Share Capital and Acquisition by Company of its Own Shares) Regulations 2009

Community Interest Company (Amendment) Regulations 2009

Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) (Uncertificated Securities) Order 2009

Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) (Taxes and National Insurance) Order 2009

Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2009

The Grand Committee reported that it had considered the draft statutory instruments.

16   Constitutional reform A question was asked by Lord Pearson of Rannoch and, after debate, answered by Lord Bach.

17   Policing and Crime Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 97. An amendment was agreed to. The House resumed after clause 29 was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 9.57pm until Tuesday 7 July at 2.30pm.

Michael Pownall

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 4.03pm.

Work and Families (Increase of the Maximum Amount) Order 2009 Lord Young of Norwood Green moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Work and Families (Increase of the Maximum Amount) Order 2009. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Cariforum Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2009 Lord Young of Norwood Green moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Cariforum Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2009. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2009 Lord Young of Norwood Green moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2009. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

ACAS Code of Practice on Time Off for Trade Union Duties and Activities Lord Young of Norwood Green moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft ACAS Code of Practice on Time Off for Trade Union Duties and Activities. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Companies (Share Capital and Acquisition by Company of its Own Shares) Regulations 2009 Lord Young of Norwood Green moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Companies (Share Capital and Acquisition by Company of its Own Shares) Regulations 2009. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Community Interest Company (Amendment) Regulations 2009 Lord Young of Norwood Green moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Community Interest Company (Amendment) Regulations 2009. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) (Uncertificated Securities) Order 2009 Lord Young of Norwood Green moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) (Uncertificated Securities) Order 2009. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) (Taxes and National Insurance) Order 2009 Lord Young of Norwood Green moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) (Taxes and National Insurance) Order 2009. The motion was agreed to.

Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2009 Lord Young of Norwood Green moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2009. The motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 5.27pm.

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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 on the dates shown:

1   Pay Review Bodies—Twenty-Fourth Report of the National Health Service Pay Review Body. (3 July)         (7646)

2   Health—Government Response to the 4th Report of the Health Select Committee on Top-up fees. (6 July)       (7649)

3   International Development—Eliminating World Poverty: Building Our Common Future: Government proposals. (6 July)   (7656)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 71)

The following negative instruments were laid before the House on 3 July:

1   Education (School and Local Education Authority Performance Targets) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009, laid under the Education Act 1997.   (1596)

2   National Health Service (Travel Expenses and Remission of Charges) Amendment Regulations 2009, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.   (1599)

3   Education (Independent Educational Provision in England) (Inspection Fees) Regulations 2009, laid under the Education Act 2002.    (1607)

4   Ministry of Defence Police (Committee) Regulations 2009, laid under the Ministry of Defence Police Act 1987.   (1609)

5   (1)   Environmental Noise (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009   (1610)

   (2)   Companies (Shareholders’ Rights) Regulations 2009   (1632)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

6   Education (Independent Educational Provision in England) (Unsuitable Persons) Regulations 2009, laid under the Education and Skills Act 2008.    (1633)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1   Non-Domestic Rating (Deferred Payments) (England) Regulations 2009, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988.   (1597)

2   Adult Skills (Specified Qualifications) Regulations 2009, laid under the Learning and Skills Act 2000.         (1602)

3   Horse Passports Regulations 2009, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (1611)

4   M57 Motorway Junction 7 (Switch Island) (Speed Limits) Regulations 2009, laid under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.   (1631)

5   Data Protection (Notification and Notification Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2009, laid under the Data Protection Act 1998.   (1677)

Papers not subject to parliamentary proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1   (1)   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

   (2)   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

   (3)   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the National Patient Safety Agency

   (4)   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the National Treatment Agency

   (5)   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

   (6)   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

   (7)   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

   (8)   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

   (9)   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

   (10) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

   (11) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

   (12) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

   (13) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

   (14) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

   (15) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

   (16) Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

2   (1)   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Caversham Lakes Trust Limited

   (2)   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of Phoenix Sports Limited

laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Non-profit-making Companies) Order 2009.

3   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002.

4   Report for 2008-09 of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies, laid under the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004.

5   Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Code of Practice (8th Edition), laid under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990.

6   Amendment List 1 to Air Publication 3393 (8th Edition), Officer Commissioning and Terms of Service, laid under the Air Force Constitution Act 1917.

7   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of the Information Commissioner’s Office, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Data Protection Act 1998.

8   Report and Accounts for 2008-09 of Buying Solutions, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973.

9   Report and Accounts for 2008-09, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, of Natural England laid under the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006.

10   Research and development work relating to assistive technology 2008-09, laid under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.

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Judicial Business

Monday 6 July

1   Dadourian Group International Inc (a company incorporated under the laws of the State of New York) (Respondents) and others v Simms and another and others (Petitioners) and others The petition of Jack Dadourian and Helga Dadourian praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee (lodged 15 April).

2   X and another (FC) (protected parties represented by their litigation friend the Official Solicitor) (Petitioners) v London Borough of Hounslow (Respondents) The petition of X and Y praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee. The petitioners’ certificates of public funding were lodged (lodged 6 July).

Tuesday 7 July at 9.00am
In Committee Room No 1

Oral hearing in the following cause:

British Airways plc (Respondents) v Williams (Petitioner) and others

At 10.30am
In Committee Room No 4A

Hearing by the Appellate Committee in the following cause:

R v Horncastle and others (Appellants) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal Criminal Division)

ISBN 9780 108457067

 
 
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