House of Lords Business

Monday 11 November 2013 at 2.30pm

Baroness Goldie will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Baroness Trumpington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to make it easier to nominate a power of attorney.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what legislation or other proposals they have to update the protections for consumers from unfair practices.

*Viscount Hanworth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that United Kingdom suppliers will be called upon to provide the components that will be required in building any new nuclear power station in the United Kingdom.

*Lord McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ameliorate the impact on children of living in temporary accommodation.

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill Committee (day 2) [Lord Wallace of Saltaire] 5th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, 3rd Report from the Constitution Committee and 12th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Lord Hannay of Chiswick to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on the Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on new psychoactive substances (COM(2013)619, Council Document 13857/13) and on the Commission proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Framework Decision 2004/757/JHA of 25 October 2004 laying down minimum provisions on the constituent elements of criminal acts and penalties in the field of illicit drug trafficking, as regards the definition of drug (COM(2013)618, Council Document 13865/13) (6th Report, HL Paper 73). (Dinner break business)

Lord Hannay of Chiswick to move to resolve that this House considers that the Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on new psychoactive substances (COM(2013)619, Council Document 13857/13) and the Commission proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Framework Decision 2004/757/JHA of 25 October 2004 laying down minimum provisions on the constituent elements of criminal acts and penalties in the field of illicit drug trafficking, as regards the definition of drug (COM(2013)618, Council Document 13865/13) do not comply with the principle of subsidiarity, for the reasons set out in the 6th Report of the European Union Committee, (HL Paper 73); and, in accordance with article 6 of the Protocol on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, instructs the Clerk of the Parliaments to forward this reasoned opinion to the Presidents of the European institutions. (Dinner break business)

Lord McFall of Alcluith to move that this House takes note of the number and complexity of amendments tabled by Her Majesty’s Government at Committee Stage of the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill, and of the case for measured consideration of the Bill.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Children and Families Bill Committee (day 10) [Lord Nash] 7th, 9th and 11th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee, 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Future Business 

Tuesday 12 November at 11.00am

*Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many types of treatment Clinical Commissioning Groups have decided not to offer to patients since April 2013.

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to encourage banks to prioritise their lending to the manufacturing sector compared to the property sector.

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to mark the passage of the legislation enabling the privatisation of British Rail.

†*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent analyses of the value of immigration to the United Kingdom economy; and whether they have any plans to revise their target to reduce net migration in response to those analyses.

Personal Service Companies The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee be appointed to consider the consequences of the use of personal service companies for tax collection, and to make recommendations; and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

B Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville
B Donaghy
L Empey
L Higgins
L Hope of Craighead
L Levene of Portsoken

 

B Morgan of Huyton
L Myners
B Noakes (Chairman)
L Palmer of Childs Hill
L Stewartby
L Woolmer of Leeds;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;

That the evidence taken by the Committee shall, if the Committee so wishes, be published;

That the Committee do report by 31 March 2014;

That the Report of the Committee shall be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House.

†Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill Lord Deighton 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 to 13
Schedule 2
Clauses 14 to 26
Schedule 3
Clauses 27 to 31
Schedule 4
Clauses 32 to 69
Schedule 5

Clauses 70 to 106
Schedules 6 and 7
Clauses 107 to 114
Schedule 8
Clauses 115 to 120
Schedule 9
Clause 121
Schedule 10
Clauses 122 to 127.

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill Committee [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 12th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Baroness Brinton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the relevant bodies are doing to ensure that pupils who have not been formally excluded but are not attending school are provided with a full-time education. (Lunch break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 12 noon

Armed Forces (Remission of Fines) Order 2013 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Astor of Hever] 12th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Motor Vehicles (International Circulation) (Amendment) Order 2013 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Kramer] 12th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

National Health Service (Approval of Licensing Criteria) Order 2013 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Age-Related Payments Regulations 2013 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Categories of Gaming Machine (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bates] 10th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage children from the inner cities to take up sports. (1 hour)

Monday 18 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many personnel have left the Territorial Army in the last 12 months; and how many recruits have been enlisted over the same period.

*Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions since 2010 Public Interest Immunity certificates have been granted in cases of alleged fraud; and how many certificates were granted in each case.

*Baroness Hollis of Heigham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the under-occupancy charge on the stability of communities.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to create all-party consensus to tackle long-term youth unemployment.

Tuesday 19 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Renton of Mount Harry to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect shale gas to be widely used in the United Kingdom; and whether there are circumstances under which they consider fracking for gas is likely to be dangerous.

*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received about the increase in the size of the House of Lords.

*Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received relating to the creation of a humanitarian aid corridor in Syria.

High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill (Money Bill) Second Reading (and remaining stages) [Baroness Kramer]

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to move, as an amendment to the motion that the bill be now read a second time, at end to insert "but that this House regrets Her Majesty’s Government’s decision to introduce the Bill which authorises preparatory expenditure on a railway as the Bill is premature in the light of (1) the failure to settle upon a route which is consistent with the Government’s statutory duty to have regard to the conservation and enhancement of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and (2) the failure to specify further detail on the route and a limit on expenditure".

Wednesday 20 November at 3.00pm

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to record whether or not an individual remanded in custody, or sentenced to prison, has any children.

*Baroness Miller of Hendon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what sentencing guidelines are issued by the Sentencing Council to advise judges on the choice of the imposition of either consecutive or concurrent sentences on persons guilty of multiple offences.

*Lord Strasburger to ask Her Majesty’s Government which Minister first authorised GCHQ’s Project Tempora; when that happened; and why they did not disclose the existence of Project Tempora to the Joint Committee on the draft Communications Data Bill.

Thursday 21 November at 11.00am

*Lord Brabazon of Tara to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to discourage customers from using copycat websites that charge for services, such as European Health Insurance Cards, that are provided free of charge by Government departments.

*Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government when Public Health England will publish their strategy for tuberculosis.

*The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of the result of the elections to the Constituent Assembly in Nepal on 19 November.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government’s policy towards countries responsible for violations of human rights. (Balloted debate)

It is expected that a topical question for short debate will be asked after the first debate this day. Ballot opens at 10am on 11 November, to be drawn at 12 noon on 12 November.

The Lord Bishop of Leicester to move that this House takes note of the July 2013 report by ResPublica, Holistic Missions: Social action and the Church of England. (Balloted debate)

Monday 25 November at 2.30pm

Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd will be introduced.

*Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will report on the pilot schemes relating to "Clare’s Law" in Greater Manchester, Gwent, Nottinghamshire and Wiltshire; and when a decision will be taken on the results of the evaluation.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take in response to calls from the Confederation of British Industry, the British Chambers of Commerce and the British Retail Consortium for a reduction in and reform of Business Rates, particularly in relation to high street retailers.

*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have carried out an economic impact assessment of the effects on women’s incomes and standard of living of their economic policy since May 2010.

*Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent rape and violence against women and girls.

Tuesday 26 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Haskel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the request by the Executive Chairman of the Trussell Trust for an inquiry into the causes of food poverty and the incidence of the usage of food banks.

*The Lord Bishop of Wakefield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Tanzania regarding allegations of human rights violations at the North Mara Mine.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any evidence about the impact of artificial insemination of cattle on the spread of bovine tuberculosis.

Wednesday 27 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy in relation to the appointment of the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, and what criteria should be paramount in that appointment.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with NHS England regarding proposals to change the funding allocation formula to Clinical Commissioning Groups. [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Consultant and Trainer, Cumberlege Connections Ltd (NHS leadership/awareness programmes)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Self-employed consultant on NHS and wider health issues, t/a Philip Hunt Consultancy

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to enable small and medium-sized enterprises to meet the requirements of the European Union Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.

Thursday 28 November at 11.00am

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the outcome of the talks held earlier this month regarding the proposed Geneva II peace conference on the conflict in Syria.

*Lord Berkeley of Knighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government why there have been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation.

*Baroness Worthington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the United Kingdom’s gas storage and its effect on consumer and business energy prices.

It is expected that a topical question for short debate will be asked after the first debate this day. Ballot opens at 10am on 18 November, to be drawn at 12 noon on 19 November.

Monday 2 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of disabled people who have had access to adapted cars removed as a result of changes to their entitlement to mobility benefits.

*Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the expected build rate and planned life for the T26 global combat ship.

*Lord Wright of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to re-establish direct contact with the government of Syria in order to facilitate secure access to the humanitarian agencies throughout Syria.

*Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish a policy paper on new garden cities, as set out in the Prime Minister’s speech at the Institute of Civil Engineers on 19 March 2012.

Tuesday 3 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of progress in achieving satisfactory levels of proficiency amongst 15 year-olds in reading, mathematics and science.

*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that taxation is paid on rental income on property owned by persons from overseas.

*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to create a legal right to talking therapy as part of their commitment to ensure parity of esteem between mental and physical health.

Wednesday 4 December at 3.00pm

*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will now publish the risk register prepared in advance of the passage through Parliament of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

*Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average spend per pupil in the state-funded education sector for 11 to 18 year-olds; and how that figure compares to the average spend per pupil in the private sector for the same age group.

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what opportunities exist for increasing the quantity and improving the quality of railway rolling stock in the north of England.

Thursday 5 December at 11.00am

*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding has been secured for research into the causes of and potential cures of mesothelioma.

†*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with representatives of British business following statements by Ministers calling for a referendum on United Kingdom membership of the European Union.

†*Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their policy to increase digital inclusion, what steps Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs is taking to facilitate the submission of tax returns wirelessly.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 26 November for debate on 12 December.

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to move that this House takes note of United Kingdom funding to Iraq through the United Nations and other avenues, and the impact of that funding.

Lord Dubs to move that this House takes note of the case for patient choice at end of life.

Lord Norton of Louth to move that this House takes note of the case for reducing the size of the House of Lords.

Select Committee Reports 

The date on which the report was published is in italics

Lord Krebs to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Sport and exercise science and medicine: building on the Olympic legacy to improve the nation’s health (1st Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 33). 18 July 2012

Lord Hannay of Chiswick to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on EU police and criminal justice measures: The UK’s 2014 opt-out decision (13th Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 159). 23 April 2013

Baroness O’Cathain to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on the Effectiveness of EU Research and Innovation Proposals (15th Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 162). 30 April 2013

Baroness Jay of Paddington to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Constitution Committee on the pre-emption of Parliament (13th Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 165). 1 May 2013

Baroness Corston to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The Fight Against Fraud on the EU’s Finances (12th Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 158). 17 April 2013

The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury to move that this House takes note of the Reports of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards on Banking Standards (1st Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 98), Banking Reform: towards the right structure (2nd Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 126), Proprietary Trading (3rd Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 138), "An accident waiting to happen": The failure of HBOS (4th Report, Session 2012–13, HL Paper 144) and Changing Banking for Good (1st Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 27). 12 June 2013

Lord Krebs to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Regenerative medicine (1st Report, HL Paper 23). 1 July 2013

Baroness Jay of Paddington to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Constitution Committee on Constitutional arrangements for the use of armed force (2nd Report, HL Paper 46). 24 July 2013

Other Motions for Debate 

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to move that this House takes note of the development of credit unions in the United Kingdom.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House takes note of the security and human rights issues on the Korean peninsula and in East Asia.

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

Criminal Defence Service (Very High Cost Cases) (Funding) Order 2013 Lord Carlile of Berriew to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Order, laid before the House on 1 November, be annulled. (SI 2013/2804)

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what policies are required for the future conservation and upkeep of peat lands in the United Kingdom. (13 June)

Baroness Rendell of Babergh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on reoffending rates of providing stable accommodation for those leaving prison. (25 June)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to help ensure that pension fund investments support the transition to a low carbon economy. (1 July)

Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the United Kingdom is digitally fit for purpose. (3 July)

Baroness McDonagh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of NHS accident and emergency units. (8 July)

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of the British Indian Ocean Territory. (22 July)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the success of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. (23 July)

Lord Trees to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the ethical, legal and religious factors that influence the way in which some animals are slaughtered in the United Kingdom. (30 July)

Baroness Eaton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the opportunities and constraints for the wellbeing of the City of Bradford Metropolitan District. (30 July)

Lord Faulks to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the worldwide trade of ivory and its impact on the elephant and rhinoceros populations in Africa. (30 July)

Baroness Jay of Paddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they continue to be satisfied with the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Guidelines on prosecution for assisted suicide. (29 August: amended 30 September)

Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the difficulties faced by consumers receiving bills and statements where financial penalties are applied to those choosing to receive them and reply in paper copy. (29 August: amended 9 October)

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the basis for the statement by the Prime Minister on 3 June that "There is nothing in Islam that justifies acts of terror" (HC Deb, 3 June, col 1234). (30 September: amended 29 October)

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health, they have made any assessment of the benefits to the United Kingdom and developing countries of health sector volunteering. (30 September)

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the place and value of competition in the National Health Service. (30 September)

Lord Eames to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the levels of suicide among young people in the United Kingdom. (30 September)

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what priority areas of United Kingdom reform ideas they will discuss with European Union partner countries. (30 September)

Viscount Astor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on regulation of the sale, advertising and promotion of e-cigarettes. (30 September)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the outcome of the recent review of the future of English Heritage. (8 October)

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for the police service in England and Wales and for the National Health Service of the report produced by Lord Adebowale’s Independent Commission on Mental Health and Policing. (8 October)

Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the security and humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic and the Great Lakes region of Africa. (8 October)

Baroness Howe of Idlicote to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making with their proposals to introduce a default-on system of online protection for those under the age of 18, especially with respect to the provision of robust age verification. (8 October: amended 9 October)

Baroness Grey-Thompson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of sport and physical activity in providing a positive body image among young women. (14 October)

The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to legislate to provide terminally ill patients with the legal right to decide when, where and how they should die, if necessary with the assistance of others. (15 October)

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to improve the welfare of cats and dogs in the United Kingdom. (15 October)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in the funding of research into mesothelioma. (17 October)

Baroness Ford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the supply of affordable housing. (4 November)

Baroness Morgan of Ely to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the current cost of living and changes to the welfare system on the people and economy of Wales. (4 November)

Lord Hanningfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to construct a further bridge near the current Dartford river crossings. (4 November)

Baroness Buscombe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to modernise copyright exceptions; and what assessment they have made of the benefits of those plans and their impact on the economy and growth. (8 November)

Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote early childhood development in the post-2015 development framework. (8 November)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 8 November and due for answer by 22 November.

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is (1) the total number of drone attacks conducted by the British Army in Afghanistan in the last three years, and (2) the annual breakdown of that figure for each of the last three years; and how many civilians have been killed and injured in total by the use of British drones in Afghanistan.   HL3316

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether British drones have been used in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan; and, if so, what is the total number of casualties caused by such drones in the last three years.   HL3317

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the rationale behind their refusal to issue a visit visa to the United Kingdom for the victims of drone attacks in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan who were invited to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drones on 5 November.
   HL3318

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for enhancing co-ordination between their responses to tuberculosis internationally and within the United Kingdom.   HL3319

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that patients who contract tuberculosis in the United Kingdom receive the best possible care, regardless of where they are in the country.   HL3320

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that the National Health Service meets the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines regarding nurse to patient ratios for tuberculosis patients.   HL3321

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the report of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment on its visit to the United Kingdom from 17–28 September 2012 to be published.   HL3322

Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to make it an offence for unsolicited telephone callers to withhold their numbers.   HL3323

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what scope exists for reducing carbon and other emissions by including wood products in the fuel of coal-burning power stations.   HL3324

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are giving consideration to the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta being declared a national holiday.   HL3325

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage the celebration of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta in schools.   HL3326

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to collaborate with other countries in the celebration of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta.
   HL3327

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the use of drones for civilian purposes.   HL3328

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much capital expenditure has been incurred at Lewisham Hospital in the years 2011–12, 2012–13, and 2013–14 to date.   HL3329

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children are currently held in secure units in England and Wales.   HL3330

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the range and type of offences for which children are currently held in secure units in England and Wales.   HL3331

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

8 October (22 October)

HL2344 Lord Avebury [HO]

9 October (23 October)

HL2461 Lord Greaves [HO]

15 October (29 October)

HL2622 Lord Davies of Stamford [MoD]

21 October (4 November)

HL2790 Lord Hylton [MoJ]

22 October (5 November)

HL2809 Lord Howarth of Newport [HO]

HL2826 Baroness Lister of Burtersett [HO]

HL2829 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL2856 Lord Taylor of Warwick [MoJ]

23 October (6 November)

HL2892 Baroness Finlay of Llandaff [DCLG]

HL2894 Lord Ouseley [DCLG]

HL2895 Lord Ouseley [DCLG]

HL2900 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth [DEFRA]

24 October (7 November)

HL2913 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

HL2915 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

HL2916 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

HL2940 Baroness Stern [MoJ]

HL2941 Baroness Stern [MoJ]

25 October (8 November)

HL2951 Baroness Jones of Whitchurch [DCMS]

Number of questions allocated to each department which are unanswered after 10 working days.

[DCLG] 3

[DCMS] 1

[DEFRA] 1

[HMT] 1

[HO] 7

[MoD] 1

[MoJ] 4

         

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Firearms (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation (Equality) Services [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Social Care Portability [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords Reform [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Withdrawal) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Marriage (Approved Organisations) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Immigration Act 1971 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mutuals’ Redeemable Shares [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC (Trustee Election and Licence) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Defamation (Parliamentary Proceedings) (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Pensions

Government

 

High Speed Rail (Preparation) (Money Bill-31 October)

Government

19 November

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

   

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Committed to a Special Public Bill Committee

   

Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

26 November

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Children and Families (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

11 November

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Cultural and Community Distribution Deregulation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Littering from Vehicles [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration

Government

11 November

Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Medicinal Labelling [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality (Titles) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing (Scottish and Welsh Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

12 November

Rights of the Sovereign and the Duchy of Cornwall [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Health and Social Care (Amendment) (Food Standards) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Unsolicited Telephone Communications [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Financial Services (Banking Reform)

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Energy (Scottish and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

 

Humber Bridge

Private

 

Sent to the Commons

   

Offender Rehabilitation [HL]

Government

 

Mesothelioma [HL] (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Local Audit and Accountability [HL]

Government

 

Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Intellectual Property [HL] (Welsh and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

 

European Union (Approvals) [HL]

Government

 

Care [HL] (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Alan Turing (Statutory Pardon) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) [HL]

Private

 

City of London (Various Powers) [HL]

Private

 

Hertfordshire County Council (Filming on Highways) [HL]

Private

 

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

The Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has drawn attention to certain instruments in the reports indicated

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Draft Infrastructure Planning (Business or Commercial Projects) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2013

   

Draft Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2013

   

Draft Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (Commencement No. 4 and Consequential Provision) Order 2013

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Categories of Gaming Machine (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

12 November

Draft National Health Service (Approval of Licensing Criteria) Order 2013

 

12 November

Draft Age-Related Payments Regulations 2013

 

12 November

Draft Armed Forces (Remission of Fines) Order 2013

 

12 November

Draft Motor Vehicles (International Circulation) (Amendment) Order 2013

 

12 November

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2013

   

Draft Defamation (Operators of Websites) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Judicial Appointments (Amendment) Order 2013

   

Draft Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2013

   

Draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Description of Electoral Registers and Amendment) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Representation of the People (Provision of Information Regarding Proxies) Regulations 2013

   

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Colombia and Peru Trade Agreement) Order 2013

   

Draft Small Companies (Micro-Entities’ Accounts) Regulations 2013

   

Draft European Parliamentary Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Redress Schemes for Lettings Agency Work and Property Management Work (Approval and Designation of Schemes) (England) Order 2013

   

Draft Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Description of Electoral Registers and Amendment) Regulations 2013

   

Draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) Order 2013

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

12th Report

   

Personal Independence Payment (Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

19 November

 

13th Report

   

Prisoner and Young Offender Institution (Amendment) Rules 2013

21 November

 

14th Report

   

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Destruction, Retention and Use of Biometric Data) (Transitional, Transitory and Saving Provisions) (Amendment) Order 2013

23 November

 

16th Report

   

Providers of Social Work Services (England) Regulations 2013

4 December

 

Personal Independence Payment (Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2013

4 December

 
 

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Criminal Defence Service (Very High Cost Cases) (Funding) Order 2013

15 December

 

Public Bodies Order in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Order reported from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee under the enhanced affirmative procedure

   

Draft Public Bodies (Modification of Functions of OFCOM) Order 2013 12th Report of the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, 9th Report of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

9 December

 

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.

Monday 11 November

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee B Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment

4.00pm

Soft Power

Select Committee

4.00pm

Draft Deregulation Bill

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 12 November

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

10.30am

Mental Capacity Act 2005

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

2.00pm

European Union

Select Committee

2.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Tuesday 19 November

   

Privileges and Conduct

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

11.00am
in Residence 1

Communications

Select Committee

2.45pm

Wednesday 20 November

   

Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill

Joint Committee

9.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee D Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy

10.00am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.30am

Inquiries Act 2005

Select Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Information

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Thursday 21 November

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

Tuesday 26 November

   

Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill [HL]

Special Public Bill Committee

3.30pm

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 27 November

   

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Monday 2 December

   

Privileges and Conduct

Select Committee

10.00am

Thursday 5 December

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 10 December

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Friday 8 November 2013 

The House met at 10.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Derby.

Public Business

1 Rights of the Sovereign and the Duchy of Cornwall Bill [HL] Lord Wallace of Saltaire signified the Queen’s and Prince of Wales’s consents. Then Lord Berkeley moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

2 Health and Social Care (Amendment) (Food Standards) Bill [HL] Baroness Cumberlege moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

3 Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill [HL] Lord Dholakia moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

4 Unsolicited Telephone Communications Bill [HL] Lord Selsdon moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

The House adjourned at 2.04pm until Monday 11 November at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

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 Science and Technology-Government response to the 2nd Report of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on Forensic science.    (8750)

2 Departmental Performance-Report and Accounts for 2012–13 of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.     (-)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Environmental Noise, Site Waste Management Plans and Spreadable Fats etc. (Revocations and Amendments) Regulations 2013, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (2854)

2 Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, laid under the Immigration Act 1971.   (-)

Prepared 9th November 2013