House of Lords Business

Wednesday 5 March 2014 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that all persons with multiple sclerosis have access to a multiple sclerosis nurse.

*Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage the unblocking of all chapters of the negotiations on Turkish accession to the European Union, and in particular Chapter 31 on foreign, security and defence policy.

*Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy to ensure that independent midwives can continue to practice with clinical indemnity.

*Baroness Jenkin of Kennington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase access to quality childcare for women in low income households.

Lord Newby intends to move the following three motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions (Investigations) Regulations 2014 Lord Newby to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Lord Newby to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2014 Lord Newby to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 27 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

Warm Home Discount (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Lord Gardiner of Kimble to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 January be approved. 19th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

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

Social Security (Maternity Allowance) (Participating Wife or Civil Partner of Self-employed Earner) Regulations 2014 Lord Bates to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

Legal Aid (Information about Financial Resources) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Lord Bates to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2014 Lord Bates to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 27 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2014 Lord Bates to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 27 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

Immigration Bill Committee (day 2) [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 22nd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee, 8th and 12th Reports from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Future Business 

Thursday 6 March at 11.00am

*Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to eliminate the inequality of women in political and public life.

*Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to recent events in Afghanistan, including changes to Afghan law, and their impact on the protection and safety of women.

*Baroness Prosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that government departments work together to identify girls at risk of female genital mutilation and provide them with the necessary support.

†*Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Uganda about reports that women are being attacked following the passing of legislation in the Ugandan Parliament that bans women from wearing indecent outfits.

Privileges and Conduct The Chairman of Committees to move that the 13th Report from the Select Committee (Amendments to the Code of Conduct and the Guide to the Code) (HL Paper 123) be agreed to.

Baroness Northover to move that this House takes note of the contribution of women to economic life in the United Kingdom and worldwide.

Monday 10 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in commissioning a study into alternative inland resilient rail routes to avoid the coastal route between Exeter and Newton Abbot.

*Baroness Seccombe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making towards their target of 25 per cent of the membership of FTSE 100 company boards being women by 2015.

*Lord Flight to ask the Chairman of Committees what representations the House Committee made to the House of Commons Commission regarding the proposed education centre to be built in Victoria Tower Gardens; and whether any risk assessment has been carried out.

*Lord Carrington of Fulham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the economy of the industrial action on the London Underground in February.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Immigration Bill will continue.

Baroness Butler-Sloss to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current situation in Gibraltar. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Tuesday 11 March at 2.30pm

*Baroness Pitkeathley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to abolish the practice of payment of retainer fees to general practitioners for providing services to care homes.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many offenders received multiple cautions in the past year; and what plans they have to review the guidance to the police on the use of cautions for serious crimes.

*Lord Horam to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the latest report of the Office for National Statistics on the Consumer Price Index and its impact on household budgets.

Lord Faulks intends to move the following three motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) (Family Proceedings) Order 2014 Lord Faulks to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 27 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Family Court: Consequential Provision) Order 2014 Lord Faulks to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 27 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

Justices’ Clerks and Assistants Rules 2014 Lord Faulks to move that the draft Rules laid before the House on 27 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

Non-Domestic Rating (Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Baroness Stowell of Beeston to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 January be approved. 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 3 March

†Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Bill [HL] (Consolidation Bill) Third Reading [Lord Newby]

†Offender Rehabilitation Bill [HL] Consideration of Commons Amendments [Lord Faulks]

†Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill Consideration of Commons Amendment [Lord Taylor of Holbeach]

Baroness Morris of Bolton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the involvement of women internationally in politics, public life and society. (1½ hours)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

†Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) (Knowledge of English) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 31st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

†Contracting Out (Local Authorities Social Services Functions) (England) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Earl Howe]

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

†Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Viscount Younger of Leckie] 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Regulators’ Code Consideration in Grand Committee [Viscount Younger of Leckie] 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Income Support (Work-Related Activity) and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bates] 20th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 29th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

†Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Automatic Enrolment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bates] 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Financial Assistance Scheme (Qualifying Pension Scheme Amendments) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bates]

Wednesday 12 March at 3.00pm

*Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with the BBC regarding future funding for the BBC World Service.

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage banks to refer small and medium-sized enterprises which apply unsuccessfully for credit to other sources of credit.

*Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any assessment of the constitutional, political, financial and economic implications if there were to be a currency union between an independent Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom; and, if so, whether they intend to publish it.

†Pensions Bill Third Reading [Lord Freud]

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Immigration Bill will continue.

Baroness Trumpington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of Bletchley Park. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Thursday 13 March at 11.00am

*Baroness Grender to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made to encourage social landlords to amend new and existing tenancies to make it easier to work from home under schemes such as the New Enterprise Allowance.

*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Earl Howe on 11 February (HL Deb, col 535), whether they will publish a list of the alcohol producers and retailers who have pledged themselves voluntarily in the Responsibility Deal to display the calories and sugar content of the drink on the labels of their alcohol products.

*Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reconsider their decision not to publish the November 2011 Major Projects Authority review into HS2.

Lord Nash to move that this House takes note of the role of primary and secondary education in improving social mobility.

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

Monday 17 March at 2.30pm

*Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking in the light of the findings by trading standards officers that a third of recent food samples were adulterated with other substances.

*Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to require visa applicants to have full health insurance.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that a sufficient number of midwives are trained, employed and retained by the National Health Service.

*Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote consumer interests in the United Kingdom to mark World Consumer Rights Day on 15 March.

Tuesday 18 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Barnett to ask Her Majesty’s Government whom they consider ultimately responsible for United Kingdom interest rates.

*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry into human rights in North Korea.

*The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government how aircrew and passengers in commercial airlines without filtration or detection systems are warned, protected and informed in the event of a fume incident from contaminated bleed air.

Wednesday 19 March at 3.00pm

*Lord Borwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect on Midlands-based industrial component companies of the increase in automotive production in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report from Healthwatch England that £10 million of the £43.5 million allocated for local Healthwatch in 2013–14 has not been used for its intended purpose.

*Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to correct the United Kingdom’s trade imbalance, and in particular with the European Union, by encouraging import substitution with a view to repatriating those jobs currently created overseas.

Thursday 20 March at 11.00am

*Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number and role of food banks in the United Kingdom.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, rather than the Government, took the decision regarding the extension of the contracts of Nuclear Management Partners.

*Lord Dobbs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the impediments to bringing prosecutions in cases of female genital mutilation.

Monday 24 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the military deployment during the recent floods.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current situation in Burma with particular reference to the Rohingya, Shan and Kachin peoples.

*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the actions of the Israeli Defence Force towards civilians in the Occupied Territories.

*Lord Clinton-Davis to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to reconsider their decision not to hold a public inquiry into the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, following the judgment by the Court of Appeal on 11 February.

Tuesday 25 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to discuss with the government of Libya the question of compensation for United Kingdom victims of arms supplied to the IRA by the Gaddafi regime.

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made to ensure that the standards and systems adopted by public wi-fi providers will protect children from potentially harmful content.

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what policies they promote to prevent bad behaviour in schools, apart from punishment.

Wednesday 26 March at 3.00pm

*Lord Selkirk of Douglas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to co-ordinate with the governments of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq the arrangements for the long-term resettlement of refugees from Syria.

*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to ensure that people whose mobility is not impaired solely by physical disability, and their carers, will continue to have access to blue badges for their vehicles when they need them following the introduction of the Personal Independence Payment to replace Disability Living Allowance.

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made with the Green Deal.

Thursday 27 March at 11.00am

*Baroness Williams of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the latest figures they have for the business investment component of the total gross fixed capital formation (GFCF); and what plans they have to increase business investment in the future.

*Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to deepen their bilateral relationship with Algeria.

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the extent of identity theft in respect of VAT accounts held by HM Revenue and Customs.

Monday 31 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any assessment of the future ability of United Kingdom airlines to operate out of Heathrow Airport.

*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to increase the use of biofuels by the armed forces.

*Baroness Eaton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support and expand the British film industry.

*Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to increase the supply of housing.

†Tuesday 1 April at 2.30pm

†*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recommendations of the recent Electoral Commission report Electoral fraud in the UK, what action they propose to take to tackle electoral fraud.

†*Lord Young of Norwood Green to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to mark the 15-year anniversary of the minimum wage, which took effect on 1 April 1999.

†*Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of women in the senior judiciary; and what steps they are taking to increase that number.

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 Scientific Infrastructure (2nd Report, HL Paper 76). 21 November 2013

Lord Brabazon of Tara to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Joint Committee on Parliamentary Privilege (HL Paper 30). 3 July 2013

Lord Harris of Haringey to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee (HL Paper 78). 13 February 2014

Baroness Jay of Paddington to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Constitution Committee on Constitutional implications of coalition government (5th Report, HL Paper 130). 12 February 2014

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 

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to move that this House regrets that the draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the National Consumer Council and Transfer of the Office of Fair Trading’s Functions in relation to Estate Agents etc) Order 2014 fails to produce a coherent framework or single voice to protect consumers; fails to harmonise redress for estate and letting agents; and fails to produce adequate parliamentary or ministerial accountability for the new framework. 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 26th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

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 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)

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the course of their renewal of the BBC’s Charter and Guidelines in 2016, they will take into account the BBC’s coverage of European Union matters, in the light of its recognition of the need for greater breadth in such coverage following publication of the report of the Independent Panel led by Lord Wilson of Dinton in 2005. (28 November: amended 2 December)

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they have taken to ensure that further education colleges and training providers are well placed to deliver services that fully respond to the needs of learners and employers. (2 December)

Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they intend to take to improve the health of deaf people. (4 December)

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to assist the information technology sector in filling job vacancies in that sector. (5 December)

Lord Stoneham of Droxford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support businesses in the United Kingdom. (5 December)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of the voluntary sector in reducing emergency readmissions to hospital of older people. (6 December)

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to commemorate the Roma Genocide as part of Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January. (9 December)

The Earl of Dundee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for city diplomacy between cities and locations in Europe as a means for providing better practice. (11 December)

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support children and young people who have had a stroke. (17 December)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take with regard to electric dog collars following the conclusion of their research on the effect of pet training aids. (18 December)

The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define the word "discrimination", with particular reference to employment law and tribunals. (18 December: amended 8 January)

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the range of scientific advice available in formulating policy with respect to reducing the number of pregnancies affected by neural tube defects. (18 December)

Baroness Hooper to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans and priorities further to develop the United Kingdom’s relations with Latin American countries. (18 December)

Lord Kakkar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the NHS innovation and research strategies have had on health improvement and wealth creation. (7 January)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to recognise the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. (9 January)

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the key objectives of United Kingdom delegations attending United Nations technical agencies in 2014; and whether they will report back to Parliament after the meetings. (13 January)

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the governments of India and Uganda, and to the institutions of the Commonwealth, about the treatment of homosexuals in those countries. (14 January)

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. (14 January)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage a cinema culture within the United Kingdom. (15 January)

Baroness Morgan of Ely to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the prospects for economic recovery in Wales. (15 January)

Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the future of universities in the United Kingdom. (20 January)

Lord Hanningfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what policies they have regarding (1) habitats, (2) pesticide use, (3) the prevalence of disease, and (4) beekeeper training, to counter the decline in bee numbers. (27 January)

Viscount Bridgeman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the additional responsibilities assigned to general practitioners by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 have had on their practices. (28 January)

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote United Kingdom trade with Africa. (29 January)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that schools and public buildings have defibrillators available for emergencies. (30 January) [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

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to combat slavery worldwide and human trafficking in the United Kingdom. (30 January)

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce inequalities in health affecting women and low-income groups. (30 January)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the work of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. (31 January)

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the progress of peace talks between opposing armed groups in South Sudan and the influence exerted by Sudan on these developments. (3 February)

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address the position of individuals serving indeterminate sentences on public protection grounds who have already passed their tariff. (5 February)

Baroness Maddock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reform leasehold legislation. (7 February)

Lord Wei to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations of the report of the All Party Parliamentary Group on East Asian Business on foreign investment from China into the United Kingdom. (11 February)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the political situation in Ukraine. (11 February)

Lord Young of Norwood Green to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to increase the number and quality of apprenticeships for 16 to 18 year-olds. (11 February)

Lord Borwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Centre for Policy Studies Why every serious environmentalist should favour fracking. (12 February)

Baroness Knight of Collingtree to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to monitor the ratio of boys and girls in United Kingdom families in the light of recent analysis suggesting that sex-selective abortion and other illegal abortions may be taking place. (12 February)

Baroness Andrews to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to promote the role of the creative skills sector in the United Kingdom economy. (12 February)

Lord Clarke of Hampstead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current human rights situation in Iran. (24 February)

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the inclusion of private trusts in the draft provisions of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive. (24 February)

Lord Loomba to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure public awareness of International Widows Day on 23 June. (27 February)

Lord Skidelsky to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote a peaceful resolution to the current situation in Ukraine. (4 March)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 4 March and due for answer by 18 March.

Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees were recruited by the Competition Service in 2013; and, of that number, how many were graduates.   HL5728

Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees were recruited by the Construction Industry Training Board in 2013; and, of that number, how many were graduates.
   HL5729

Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees were recruited by Consumer Focus or Consumer Futures in 2013; and, of that number, how many were graduates.   HL5730

Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees were recruited by the Economic and Social Research Council in 2013; and, of that number, how many were graduates.   HL5731

Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees were recruited by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in 2013; and, of that number, how many were graduates.   HL5732

Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees were recruited by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board in 2013; and, of that number, how many were graduates.   HL5733

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current position of Choe Ryong-hae within the regime of North Korea.   HL5734

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on individuals and local authorities of their recently-announced decision to end the Local Welfare Assistance Fund of £347 million in 2015.   HL5735

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to maintain excellence in academic research in United Kingdom universities through block grant funding for research and the work of the research councils.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Chancellor, University of Northumbria
 HL5736

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the objectives of the General Aviation Unit, due to be in operation from April 2014.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
President, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association UK (AOPA UK)
 HL5737

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have taken to help the United Kingdom aviation industry achieve greater competitiveness within the global aviation market.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
President, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association UK (AOPA UK)
 HL5738

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the numbers and percentages of female and male executive directors in (1) FTSE-100, and (2) FTSE-250 companies for each of the years for which statistics are available from 1997 until the present.   HL5739

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the proposed exceptions to copyright can be introduced through the medium of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972; and whether that assessment is based on independent legal advice.   HL5740

Lord Dobbs to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many residential buildings they estimate suffered serious damage during the recent floods; and what proportion of that total were built within the last 20 years.   HL5741

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many black and minority ethnic police officers are dog handlers in police services in England, Wales and Scotland; and what are their ranks.
   HL5742

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many black and minority ethnic police officers are on the current Strategic Command Course.   HL5743

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many police officers had previous convictions or cautions before they joined the police service; and what offences gave rise to those convictions and cautions.   HL5744

The Earl of Selborne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the names of the vessels that obtained commercial long-lining licences in the waters of Ascension Island in (1) 2010, (2) 2011, and (3) 2012.   HL5745

The Earl of Selborne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total tonnage of each target species which was permitted to be caught in the Ascension Island commercial long-lining fishery in each of the last four years.   HL5746

The Earl of Selborne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was (1) the total number of accompanied job posts, and (2) the total number of unaccompanied job posts, in the government of Ascension Island in each of the last five years.   HL5747

The Earl of Selborne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the financial value of the Ascension Island commercial charter fishery in each of the last four years.   HL5748

The Earl of Selborne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what income the government of Ascension Island received from the Ascension Island commercial charter fishery in each of the last four years.
   HL5749

The Earl of Selborne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what tonnage of marlin was caught in the Ascension Island commercial charter fishery in each of the last four years.   HL5750

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 27 February (WA 276), what proportion of the bus trips made in 2012–13 were with concessionary passes.   HL5751

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended that ipilimumab is not to be used as a first-line treatment for skin cancer on the National Health Service except in clinical trials.   HL5752

Baroness Hollis of Heigham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether local authorities responsible for disabled facilities grants are permitted to refuse applicants on the basis of housing tenure alone, irrespective of financial and medical need.   HL5753

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to send letters of immunity from prosecution to members of the United Kingdom armed forces involved in the "Bloody Sunday" incident.   HL5754

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to ensure that allegations of sexual abuse in the army are properly investigated to ensure compliance with Articles 3 and 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights.   HL5755

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 28 January (WA 209–10), whether any action is taken as the result of pupil tracking; and, if so, what those actions are.   HL5756

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 28 January (WA 209–10), which departments, agencies, bodies or persons have access to data relating to the progress and characteristics of individual pupils.   HL5757

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any assessment of the noise which may result from fracking; and if so, whether the noise will be audible at ground level and to what radius.   HL5758

Lord Hanningfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve education in United Kingdom prisons.   HL5759

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

24 January (7 February)

HL4953 Lord Wills [CO]

3 February (17 February)

HL5205 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [MoJ]

6 February (20 February)

HL5292 Lord Taylor of Warwick [MoJ]

11 February (25 February)

HL5378 Lord Carlile of Berriew [MoJ]

HL5443 Baroness Stern [MoJ]

HL5444 Baroness Stern [MoJ]

12 February (26 February)

HL5449 Lord Wigley [MoD]

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

[CO] 1

[MoD] 1

[MoJ] 5

     

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Firearms (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation (Equality) Services [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Medical Innovation [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

 

Defamation (Parliamentary Proceedings) (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mesothelioma (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Scottish Referendum (Consultation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords Reform (No. 2)

Private Member’s

 

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

   

Buckinghamshire County Council (Filming on Highways) [HL]

Private

 

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

 

Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Medicinal Labelling [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality (Titles) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Referendum)

Private Member’s

 

Immigration

Government

5 March

Waiting for Report

   

Water (Scottish and Welsh Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

 

Defence Reform

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Deep Sea Mining

Private Member’s

 

Pensions (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

12 March

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies [HL] (Consolidation Bill)

Government

11 March

Gambling (Licensing and Advertising)

Government

 

Sent to the Commons

   

Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Government

 

Care [HL] (Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

 

Alan Turing (Statutory Pardon) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Unsolicited Telephone Communications [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Government

 

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons Amended

   

Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions)

Government

 

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Amendments

   

Offender Rehabilitation [HL] (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

11 March

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

Government

11 March

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Children and Families (Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

 

National Insurance Contributions

Government

 

Citizenship (Armed Forces)

Private Member’s

 

International Development (Gender Equality)

Private Member’s

 

Leasehold Reform (Amendment)

Private Member’s

 

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 Electricity and Gas (Energy Companies Obligation) (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Committee on Agricultural Valuation) Order 2014

   

Urban Development Corporations in England (Area and Constitution) Order 2014

   

Draft Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order 2014

34th Report

 

Draft Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2014

   

Draft Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral Combined Authority Order 2014

   

Draft Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority Order 2014

   

Draft West Yorkshire Combined Authority Order 2014

   

Draft Combined Authorities (Consequential Amendments) Order 2014

   

Draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Merchant Shipping (Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea) Order 2014

   

Draft Tax Credits (Late Appeals) Order 2014

   

Draft Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2014

   

Draft Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Order 2014

   

Draft Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2014

   

Draft Immigration (Employment of Adults Subject to Immigration Control) (Maximum Penalty) (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) Order 2014

32nd Report

 

Draft Anonymous Registration (Northern Ireland) Order 2014

   

Draft European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Draft Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Tax Billing, Collection and Enforcement Functions) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2014

   

Draft Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Council Tax Increases) (England) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Representation of the People (Combination of Polls) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Copyright (Regulation of Relevant Licensing Bodies) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (Competition) (Consequential, Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2014

   

Draft Enterprise Act 2002 (Protection of Legitimate Interests) (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Draft Financial Assistance Scheme (Qualifying Pension Scheme Amendments) Regulations 2014

 

11 March

Draft Contracting Out (Local Authorities Social Services Functions) (England) Order 2014

 

11 March

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Income Support (Work-Related Activity) and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2014

29th Report

11 March

Draft Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2014

 

11 March

Draft Regulators’ Code

 

11 March

Draft Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) (Knowledge of English) Order 2014

31st Report

11 March

Draft Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Automatic Enrolment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

11 March

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Warm Home Discount (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

5 March

Draft Legal Aid (Information about Financial Resources) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

5 March

Draft Social Security (Maternity Allowance) (Participating Wife or Civil Partner of Self-employed Earner) Regulations 2014

 

5 March

Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

11 March

Draft Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions (Investigations) Regulations 2014

 

5 March

Draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2014

 

5 March

Draft Justices’ Clerks and Assistants Rules 2014

 

11 March

Draft Access to Justice Act 1999 (Destination of Appeals) (Family Proceedings) Order 2014

 

11 March

Draft Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Family Court: Consequential Provision) Order 2014

 

11 March

Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

5 March

Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating and National Insurance Funds Payments) Order 2014

 

5 March

Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2014

 

5 March

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

   

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

   

Draft Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme Regulations 2014

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

29th Report

   

Social Security (Graduated Retirement Benefit) (Married Same Sex Couples) Regulations 2014

13 March

 

National Health Service Pension Scheme, Additional Voluntary Contributions, Compensation for Premature Retirement and Injury Benefits (Amendment) Regulations 2014

13 March

 

Police Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2014

13 March

 

Marriage of Same Sex Couples (Registration of Buildings and Appointment of Authorised Persons) Regulations 2014

13 March

 

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2014

13 March

 

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Report

To be considered

Negative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Payments by Parish Councils, Community Councils and Charter Trustees) Order 2014

15th Report

 

Special Procedure Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Expiry of Memorial Time

Waiting for expiry of Memorial Time

   

Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014

10 February

7 March

National Policy Statement 

 

Scrutiny time expires

To be considered

     

Proposed National Policy Statement for National Networks

21 May

 

Public Bodies Orders in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Order waiting for consideration by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Committee on Agricultural Valuation) Order 2014 34th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

28 March

 

Draft Order reported from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee and considered in Grand Committee

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the National Consumer Council and Transfer of the Office of Fair Trading’s Functions in relation to Estate Agents etc) Order 2014 17th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 26th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion)

1 February

 

Localism Order 

 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary Procedure

Draft Order laid before the House and referred to the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Harrogate Stray Act 1985 (Tour de France) Order 2014

3 March

Negative

Committees 

Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords’ rooms in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheet. Only the next meeting of each Committee is listed below. Further details of these meetings, and of planned further meetings, may be found in the House of Lords Committees Weekly Bulletin.

Wednesday 5 March

   

Human Rights

Joint Committee

9.30am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Thursday 6 March

   

Draft Modern Slavery Bill

Joint Committee

10.00am and 2.00pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 11 March

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

10.30am

European Union

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

10.30am

Soft Power

Select Committee

10.30am

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee-

3.30pm

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 12 March

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Tuesday 18 March

   

House

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 26 March

   

Information

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Tuesday 1 April

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 4 March 2014 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.

Select Committee Reports

1 Secondary Legislation Scrutiny 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

34th Report, on the following instrument: 
Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Committee on Agricultural Valuation) Order 2014

and on the following instrument: 
Renewable Obligations (Amendment) Order 2014. (HL Paper 144)

2 Liaison 
The 1st Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 145)

3 Economic Affairs 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

The Draft Finance Bill 2014. (2nd Report, HL Paper 146)

Public Business

4 Japan: dolphin hunting A question was asked by Baroness Parminter and answered by Lord De Mauley.

5 Welfare: cost of family breakdown A question was asked by The Lord Bishop of Chester and answered by Lord Freud.

6 Intelligence and Security Committee A question was asked by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock and answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire.

7 Schools: academies A question was asked by Baroness Hughes of Stretford and answered by Lord Nash.

8 Transport for London Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time and passed and sent to the Commons.

9 Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Bill [HL] (Consolidation Bill) The order of re-commitment was discharged.

10 Citizenship (Armed Forces) Bill The bill was read a third time and passed.

11 International Development (Gender Equality) Bill The bill was read a third time and passed.

12 Leasehold Reform (Amendment) Bill The bill was read a third time and passed.

13 Ukraine Baroness Warsi repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

14 Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill The bill was read a third time. Amendments were agreed to. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

15 Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill The report was received. Amendment 1 was disagreed to (see division).

The House adjourned at 9.57pm until Wednesday 5 March at 3.00pm.

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.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Children’s Homes etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Children Act 1989.   (410)

2 (1) NHS Business Services Authority (Awdurdod Gwasanaethau Busnes y GIG) (Transfer of Staff to the National Health Service Commissioning Board) Regulations 2014   (413)

(2) National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) (Amendment and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2014   (417)

(3) National Health Service (Primary Ophthalmic Services and Optical Payments) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2014   (418)

laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

3 Teachers’ Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Superannuation Act 1972. 
     (424)

Correction

In yesterday’s Minutes of Proceedings the following item, which was included as an Affirmative Instrument, should have appeared as a Localism Order, laid before the House under section 7 of the Localism Act:

Draft Harrogate Stray Act 1985 (Tour de France) Order 2014, together with an explanatory document recommending the negative procedure.

Division on 4 March 2014 

Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill

Baroness Howe of Idlicote moved amendment 1, in clause 1, page 1, line 6, at end to insert:

"(b) after subsection (5) insert:

"(6) The Commission may give a direction under this subsection if the Commission reasonably believe that a person or organisation who does not hold a remote gambling licence is providing remote gambling services in the United Kingdom.

(7) A direction under subsection (6) may be given to:

(a) a particular person operating in the financial sector,

(b) any description of persons operating in that sector, or

(c) all persons operating in that sector.

(8) A direction under subsection (6) may require a relevant person not to enter into or continue to participate in:

(a) a specified transaction or business relationship with a designated person,

(b) a specified description of transactions or business relationships with a designated person, or

(c) any transaction or business relationship with a designated person.

(9) Any reference in this section to a person operating in the financial sector is to a credit or financial institution that:

(a) is a United Kingdom person, or

(b) is acting in the course of a business carried on by it in the United Kingdom.

(10) In this section:

"credit institution" and "financial institution" have the meanings given in paragraph 5 of Schedule 7 to the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008;

"designated person", in relation to a direction, means any of the persons in relation to whom the direction is given;

"relevant person", in relation to a direction, means any of the persons to whom the direction is given.""

The House divided:

Contents 171

Not-contents 185

Contents

Aberdare, L.

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Adonis, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Bach, L.

Bakewell, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beecham, L.

Berkeley of Knighton, L.

Best, L.

Bew, L.

Billingham, B.

Blood, B.

Boateng, L.

Borrie, L.

Brennan, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Butler of Brockwell, L.

Cameron of Lochbroom, L.

Chandos, V.

Chester, Bp.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Colville of Culross, V.

Corston, B.

Craigavon, V.

Crawley, B.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Davies of Coity, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Desai, L.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Eames, L.

Elder, L.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Filkin, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Gibson of Market Rasen, B.

Giddens, L.

Glasman, L.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goudie, B.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grantchester, L.

Greenway, L.

Grenfell, L.

Grey-Thompson, B.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Grocott, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Hennessy of Nympsfield, L.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollick, L.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Aberavon, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B. [Teller]

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Hunt of Chesterton, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Jay of Paddington, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kirkhill, L.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Levy, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Listowel, E.

McAvoy, L.

McDonagh, B.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Martin of Springburn, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Maxton, L.

Meacher, B.

Mendelsohn, L.

Monks, L.

Moonie, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Morrow, L.

Nickson, L.

Nye, B.

O’Loan, B.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Palmer, L.

Pannick, L.

Parekh, L.

Patel, L. [Teller]

Patel of Blackburn, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Peterborough, Bp.

Pitkeathley, B.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Quin, B.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Rea, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Richard, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sawyer, L.

Sherlock, B.

Simon, V.

Skidelsky, L.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Finsbury, L.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Stair, E.

Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Sutherland of Houndwood, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Taylor of Warwick, L.

Temple-Morris, L.

Thornton, B.

Tunnicliffe, L.

Turnberg, L.

Uddin, B.

Walpole, L.

Walton of Detchant, L.

Warnock, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wilkins, B.

Wills, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Worthington, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Not-contents

Addington, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Alderdice, L.

Allan of Hallam, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]

Ashcroft, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor, V.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Balfe, L.

Barker, B.

Bates, L.

Berridge, B.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blencathra, L.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browning, B.

Burnett, L.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Chadlington, L.

Chidgey, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Colwyn, L.

Courtown, E.

Crathorne, L.

De Mauley, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dundee, E.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Eden of Winton, L.

Edmiston, L.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Falkland, V.

Faulks, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Fookes, B.

Fowler, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Geddes, L.

German, L.

Golding, B.

Goodlad, L.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Grender, B.

Hamwee, B.

Henley, L.

Heyhoe Flint, B.

Higgins, L.

Hill of Oareford, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Home, E.

Horam, L.

Howe, E.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jenkin of Roding, L.

Jolly, B.

Jopling, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Kramer, B.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Linklater of Butterstone, B.

Loomba, L.

Lucas, L.

Luke, L.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Mancroft, L.

Manzoor, B.

Marland, L.

Marlesford, L.

Mawhinney, L.

Mayhew of Twysden, L.

Montrose, D.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Newlove, B.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Northover, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

Paddick, L.

Palumbo, L.

Parminter, B.

Patten, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Phillips of Sudbury, L.

Popat, L.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Randerson, B.

Rawlings, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Rennard, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Shaw of Northstead, L.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shipley, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stewartby, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Suttie, B.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L.

Thomas of Swynnerton, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Tope, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Ullswater, V.

Wakeham, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wei, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Wilcox, B.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Prepared 5th March 2014