Questions for short debate in the Lords

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28 May 2012

The House of Lords holds four debates before the recess break for the Whitsun and Jubilee bank holidays (Tuesday 29 May).

Contribution of faith communities

Lord Sacks (Crossbench), Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, asks how the government has recognised and supported the role and contribution of faith communities in Britain and the Commonwealth during the Queen's reign.

Other speakers include Lord Bilimoria (Crossbench) of Parsi Zoroastrian descent, Baroness Neuberger (Crossbench) Britain's second female Rabbi, the Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Singh of Wimbledon (Crossbench) an active Sikh and former adviser to the Commission of Racial Equality.

Responding on behalf of the government is Baroness Hanham (Conservative), Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government.

NATO review and European security

Lord Browne of Ladyton (Labour) asks what assessment the government has made of the NATO Deterrence and Defence Posture Review outcome and the implications of clarifying NATO's deterrence posture for European security and the relationship with Russia.

Other speakers include Lord Addington (Liberal Democrat) former spokesperson for Defence, Lord King of Bridgwater (Conservative) former spokesperson for Defence and former chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee and Baroness Williams of Crosby (Liberal Democrat).

Lord Howell of Guildford (Conservative) is the government spokesperson for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Claims management companies

Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Labour) asks the government how they are ensuring that all UK based claims management companies deliver services to a high standard.

Other speakers include Baroness Sherlock (Labour) Board member of the Financial Ombudsman Service and Lord Young of Norwood Green (Labour) opposition spokesperson for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Baroness Verma (Conservative) will respond on behalf of the government as spokesperson for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Historical Manuscripts Commission

Lord Cormack (Conservative) asks how the government will ensure that the work of the Historical Manuscripts Commission is continued.

Other speakers include Lord Stevenson of Balmacara (Labour) opposition spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport, Lord Clement-Jones (Liberal Democrat) former spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport and Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank (Liberal Democrat) former spokesperson for the Home Office.

Cabinet Office spokesperson Lord Wallace of Saltaire (Liberal Democrat) will respond on behalf of the government.

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