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House of Lords Business

Tuesday 1 April 2014 at 2.30pm

The Lord Bishop of Rochester will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to implement the decriminalisation of non-payment of the BBC licence fee.

§Immigration Bill Report [Lord Taylor of Holbeach] 22nd, 23rd and 24th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee and 6th Report from the Constitution Committee

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure early access to innovative medicine for life-threatening conditions. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Future Business 

Wednesday 2 April at 3.00pm

*Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in press regulation in the year since the cross-party Royal Charter for self-regulation of the press was agreed.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that NHS England funds mental health in line with the requirement for parity of esteem. [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 Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to be able to make a decision in respect of folic acid fortification of white bread flour as part of a policy to reduce pregnancies affected by neural tube defects.

†*Lord Ezra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to safeguard gas supplies in view of possible developments in Ukraine.

Lord Wallace of Saltaire intends to move the following five motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

†European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Regulations 2014Lord Wallace of Saltaire to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 24 February be approved. 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 31 March

†Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Council Tax Increases) (England) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2014Lord Wallace of Saltaire to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 24 February be approved. 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 31 March

†Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014Lord Wallace of Saltaire to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 5 March be approved. 23nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 31 March

†Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2014Lord Wallace of Saltaire to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 24 February be approved. 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 31 March

†Representation of the People (Combination of Polls) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014Lord Wallace of Saltaire to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 24 February be approved. 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 31 March

†Anonymous Registration (Northern Ireland) Order 2014Baroness Randerson to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 24 February be approved. 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 31 March

Defence Reform Bill Third Reading [Lord Astor of Hever]

Intellectual Property Bill [HL] Consideration of Commons Amendments [Viscount Younger of Leckie]

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to mark International Roma Day. (1 hour)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage a cinema culture within the United Kingdom. (1 hour)

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the case for the United Nations Open Working Group on the post-2015 development agenda recommending a stand-alone global goal on inequality when it reports to the United Nations General Assembly in September. (1½ hours)

Thursday 3 April at 11.00am

*Lord Mitchell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of payday loan advertisements watched by children.

*Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact prison staff cuts have had on the provision of education, job training and substance abuse programmes in Her Majesty’s prisons.

*Lord McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the triennial review of the Health and Safety Executive.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 1 April.

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

Baroness Sherlock to move that this House regrets that the Housing Benefit (Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 are being introduced without Her Majesty’s Government’s full understanding of the numbers of those affected; regrets that confusion and uncertainty are being added to an already unjust policy; deplores that Her Majesty’s Government’s mishandling has resulted in households being unlawfully charged and further pushed into hardship; and regrets the likely disproportionate impact of the Regulations on the most vulnerable (SI 2014/212). (Lunch break business)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

Baroness Maddock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reform leasehold legislation. (1 hour)

Baroness Knight of Collingtree to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to investigate reported law breaking by those carrying out terminations of pregnancies. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the political situation in Ukraine. (1 hour)

Monday 7 April at 2.30pm

*Baroness McDonagh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to tackle youth unemployment.

*Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to tackle homelessness among young people.

*Lord Tomlinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to increase the number of young people registered to vote.

*Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to reduce mental illness among young people.

Tuesday 8 April at 2.30pm

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether fresh evidence is being sought by the police on any of the persons on the list of "on the runs" submitted by Sinn Fein to the Northern Ireland Office who have been sent letters informing them that they are not currently wanted for questioning, arrest or prosecution.

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to raise the academic attainment levels of black British students, and especially those of Caribbean descent.

†*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Israel and Palestine about the consequences of the failure of the current negotiations to make substantial progress by the end of April.

Wednesday 9 April at 11.00am

*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in eliminating Japanese knotweed from the United Kingdom.

*Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what procedures will be put in place to ensure that every patient newly admitted to hospital will have their medication regime reconciled within 24 hours of admission.

*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent assessment they have made of the effects of climate change on the frequency of extreme weather events in the United Kingdom; and what action they propose to take as a result.

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

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

Lord Cope of Berkeley to move that this House takes note of the actions which have been taken following the publication in 2013 of the Report of the Select Committee on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (HL Paper 131). 8 March 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.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House takes note of the role of the BBC World Service in using soft power to secure Britain’s foreign policy objectives.

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House regrets that the National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 create arrangements for the management of services for very rare conditions that are much more fragmented than those in place prior to the Health and Social Care Act 2012; and further regrets that the process by which services for rare and very rare conditions are considered by the Prescribed Specialised Services Advisory Groups and NHS England for commissioning nationally are unclear and lacking in openness and transparency. (SI 2014/452) [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 Pannick to move that this House regrets that the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014 make the duty of the Lord Chancellor to provide legal aid in judicial review cases dependent on the court granting permission to proceed. (SI 2014/607) 37th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Baroness Smith of Basildon to move that this House regrets that Her Majesty’s Government’s plans for the introduction of the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014 do not include provisions for a 12-month review of the impact of the reclassification of khat in view of the highly unusual community focus of its use, for putting a detailed policing strategy in place before a ban takes effect, or for a health strategy to prevent a transfer of addiction to other substances; and do not commit the Department for International Development to do more work with the government of Kenya to alleviate the effect of the reclassification on the Kenyan economy. 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

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 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 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 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)

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 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)

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 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 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. (12 February: amended 3 March)

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 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 in international fora to promote a peaceful resolution to the current situation in Ukraine. (4 March: amended 5 March)

Lord Hanningfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve education in United Kingdom prisons. (11 March)

Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the western Balkans. (12 March)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the passing of anti-LGBT laws in countries such as Nigeria, Uganda and Russia. (12 March)

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of income inequality in the United Kingdom. (13 March)

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to encourage music education for children with physical disabilities. (17 March)

Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the incidence of elder abuse across the nation. (18 March)

Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of recent planning applications relating to new tall buildings in London, what steps they will take to protect the visual environment around the Westminster World Heritage Site. (18 March)

Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to address the health inequalities found by the Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities. (19 March)

Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what rights patients have to self-administer their own medication when in hospital. (20 March)

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will commission an independent review of the proportionality of the security regime applied to the Channel Tunnel services, as compared to that of other transport modes. (20 March)

Lord Dannatt to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of whether they have sufficient manpower and the right balance of regular and reserve forces within the Armed Forces in order to meet the United Kingdom’s current national and international responsibilities and requirements. (25 March)

Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they intend to implement to improve behaviour in schools. (25 March)

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how their policies dealing with the impact of climate change will be revised in the light of the report of Working Group 2 of the International Panel for Climate Change. (25 March)

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review the effectiveness of the inquest system in the light of recent decisions by the Legal Aid Agency to refuse publicly funded legal representation for the families of deceased victims. (27 March)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 31 March and due for answer by 14 April.

Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the death sentence imposed on Sawan Masih in Pakistan for the offence of blasphemy; and whether they have made representations to the government of Pakistan about the case.   HL6445

Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the presence of outside insurgents in the conflict in the Central African Republic, and in particular of reports that Boko Haram and Janjaweed forces are in that country.   HL6446

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their announcement in July 2013 that the consultation on caste legislation was expected in February or March 2014, why it has not yet been issued.   HL6447

Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Governmentwhat is the national averageweekly income in the United Kingdom for (1) men, and (2) women.   HL6448

Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the national averageweekly income in the West Midlands for (1) men, and (2) women.   HL6449

Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the national averageweekly income in Burton for (1) men, and (2) women.   HL6450

Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to tackle the gender pay gap and the regional disparitieswhich exist between men’s and women’s pay in the United Kingdom.   HL6451

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what orders have been made under Schedule 4 to the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 relating to charging for parking on private land; and on what dates each of those orders came into force.   HL6452

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with disability organisations with respect to the minimum size of parking restriction notices (1) on public highways, (2) in parking areas owned or managed by public authorities, and (3) in privately owned or managed parking areas that fall within the provisions of Schedule 4 to the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.
   HL6453

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia about the extent to which they restrict public expression of religion and about the treatment of minority Muslim groups, including Shias and Ahmaddiya Muslims, including their imprisonment for apostasy, blasphemy and sorcery, and the lack of places of worship for minorities.   HL6454

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the agenda, and who will be present from both sides, when the Sudan Technical Working Group on External Debt meets on the fringes of the forthcoming World Bank and International Monetary Fund conference in Washington between April 11 and 13.   HL6455

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what specific training is received by Ministry of Defence officials in negotiating equipment and services procurement contract terms and conditions effectively and in guaranteeing best value for money.   HL6456

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the nationality and numbers of expatriate Christians detained in detention centres or prisons in Saudi Arabia; and when they last made representations on their behalf.   HL6457

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to take into account the Global Principles on National Security and the Right to Information in reviewing legislation and practice concerning access to information, as recommended by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe resolution of 2 October 2013.   HL6458

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their reasons for reducing the access to books of prisoners serving sentences in England and Wales.   HL6459

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of Hezbollah on the stability of the government and on the population of Lebanon.   HL6460

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated average cost of keeping a patient overnight in (1) a standard hospital bed, and (2) a negative pressure isolation room.   HL6461

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many complaints the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman received from users of the National Health Service in each of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013; and how many of those complaints were investigated and concluded in each year.
   HL6462

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many complaints the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman received from black and ethnic minority people in each of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.   HL6463

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average level of compensation made by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in each of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
   HL6464

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average cost of dealing with a complaint to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in each of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
   HL6465

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what Public Health England are doing to ensure that rates of liver cancer do not increase.   HL6466

Lord Morrow to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in light of the announcement that Atos Healthcare is exiting its contract in respect of fit-for-work tests, whether they plan to initiate an investigation with published terms of reference into that company’s performance, including complaints made directly to Atos Healthcare and through any other agency including the Department for Work and Pensions.
   HL6467

Lord Morrow to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 24 March (WA 63), and in the light of recent developments, what were the circumstances leading to the withdrawal of Atos Healthcare from its contract, including all relevant dates of notifications.   HL6468

Lord Morrow to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 3 February (WA 17), whether court orders handed down in the United Kingdom are enforceable in the Channel Islands; and, if not, what action is taken in those circumstances to ensure the safety and protection of vulnerable persons.   HL6469

Lord Stevens of Ludgate to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Lord Deighton on 27 March to remarks by Lord Myners, Lord Higgins and Lord Flight (HL Deb, col 676) and the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 3 July 2013 (WA 143), whether they continue to consider that borrowing from the central bank is illegal under Article 123 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union; and, if so, what options are available in respect of government debt and quantitative easing while the United Kingdom remains a member of the European Union.   HL6470

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions for VAT carousel fraud have taken place in the United Kingdom over the last six years.   HL6471

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidelines are followed by HM Revenue and Customs and the Crown Prosecution Service in determining whether to investigate or prosecute VAT carousel fraud.   HL6472

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of the legal advice gained by the Metropolitan Police Service and Crown Prosecution Service which led to the policy of investigating the chant of "yids" by Tottenham Hotspur supporters by the Metropolitan Police Service prior to the Prime Minister’s comments on the matter on 16 September 2013; and what was the cost of the advice gained after that date.   HL6473

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was total cost associated with the charges dropped against three Tottenham Hotspur supporters in March relating to the chant of "yids".   HL6474

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government who first contacted (1) the Metropolitan Police Service, and (2) the Crown Prosecution Service, with the suggestion that it was unlawful for the supporters of Tottenham Hotspur to chant "yids", or that they should investigate the issue; whom they subsequently consulted; and how many meetings were held between those individuals or organisations, and at what level of seniority, to discuss the matter.   HL6475

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Quarterly Data Summary for any department does not include data for the current period, for the year to date, and for the full year forecast.   HL6476

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for Communities and Local Government will be paying new burdens funding to compensate local authorities for the additional costs of introducing local Council Tax Reduction Schemes in 2015–16.   HL6477

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stowell of Beeston on 18 March (WA 24), whether they decided against appointing a representative of private tenants on the Private Rented Sector Taskforce; and if so, why.   HL6478

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much income from capital receipts from sales under the Right to Buy scheme has been paid to HM Treasury by local authorities in each year since 2010–11.   HL6479

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stowell of Beeston on 30 January (WA 253), whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the terms of reference of the review being carried out by Social Finance into innovative models of providing temporary accommodation for homeless families.   HL6480

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stowell of Beeston 21 October 2013 (WA 120–1), what estimate they have made of (1) fraud, (2) claimant error, and (3) departmental error, in the payment of Council Tax Benefit in 2012–13.
   HL6481

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government which local authorities have increased the minimum payment required under their local Council Tax Reduction Schemes following the withdrawal of transition funding for 2014–15.   HL6482

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the present Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme on pharmaceutical companies that had previously agreed a discounted list price for their medicines directly with NHS England and specialised commissioners.   HL6483

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government whatchanges to the existing arrangements for the periodic roadworthiness testing of motor vehicles and their trailers are envisaged following the repeal of European Union Directive 2009/40/EC and the agreement of a new directive at Strasbourg on 11 March.   HL6484

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether consideration is being given to proposals to separate the testing and repair functions following the periodic roadworthiness testing of motor vehicles and their trailers.   HL6485

Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the repeal of European Union Directive 2009/40/EC and the agreement of a new directive at Strasbourg on 11 March with regard to the periodic roadworthiness testing of motor vehicles and their trailers, it will be the United Kingdom Government or the European Union Commission that will decide how the new directive is implemented.   HL6486

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what success they have had in reducing emergency hospital admissions relating to ambulatory care-sensitive conditions, with particular regard to cases of iron-deficiency anaemia.   HL6487

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to whether any cost savings and reductions in patient admissions could result from increased testing for iron-deficiency anaemia.   HL6488

Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will establish a formal investigation, independent of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), into the FCA’s handling of the announcement it made via the press on 28 March of an investigation into closed insurance funds; and whether they have made an estimate of the financial consequences of the creation of a possible false market in insurance securities as a result of the initial announcement and subsequent amendments.   HL6489

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

5 March (19 March)

HL5769 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [MoJ]

HL5770 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [MoJ]

6 March (20 March)

HL5850 Lord Marlesford [HMT]

13 March (27 March)

HL6010 Lord Swinfen [HO]

HL6029 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DfE]

17 March (31 March)

HL6032 Lord Mendelsohn [DCMS]

HL6037 Lord Mendelsohn [FCO]

HL6048 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth [DCMS]

HL6054 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL6055 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL6056 Lord Myners [HMT]

HL6059 Lord Wigley [DCMS]

HL6068 Lord Whitty [DCLG]

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

[DCLG] 1

[DCMS] 3

[DfE] 1

[FCO] 1

[HMT] 4

[HO] 1

[MoJ] 2

         

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

 

Cohabitation Rights [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

 

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

 

House of Lords Reform (No. 2)

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Immigration

Government

1 April

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Defence Reform

Government

2 April

Water (Scottish and Welsh Legislative Consent Motions)

Government

 

Buckinghamshire County Council (Filming on Highways) [HL]

Private

 

Sent to the Commons

   

Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

 

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Amendments

   

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

Government

 

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

Government

2 April

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Reason

   

Pensions (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion)

Government

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

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

Government

 

Deep Sea Mining (Scottish Legislative Consent Motion)

Private Member’s

 

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

Government

 

Gambling (Licensing and Advertising)

Government

 

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

   

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

   

Draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Copyright and Rights in Performances (Disability) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Copyright and Rights in Performances (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Copyright and Rights in Performances (Quotation and Parody) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Copyright (Public Administration) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Copyright and Rights in Performance (Research, Education, Libraries and Archives) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Communications Act 2003 (Disclosure of Information) Order 2014

   

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2014

   

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and Protocol thereto on matters specific to Aircraft Equipment) Order 2014

   

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014

   

Draft Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Draft Anonymous Registration (Northern Ireland) Order 2014

 

2 April

Draft European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Regulations 2014

 

2 April

Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2014

 

2 April

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

 

2 April

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

 

2 April

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

 

2 April

Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Ketamine etc.) (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft County Court Remedies Regulations 2014

   

Draft Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland Combined Authority Order 2014

   

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2014

   

Negative Instruments 

Instrument reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

37th Report

   

Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014

9 May

 
 

Instruments not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Housing Benefit (Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

26 March

3 April

National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014

1 May

 

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary procedure

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

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Clinical Commissioning Groups) Order 2014

13 March

Affirmative

Special Procedure Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

 

Chairmen’s Hearing, Wednesday 2 April 2014 at 2.30pm in Committee Room 3A

   

Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014

10 February

 

National Policy Statement in Progress 

 

Scrutiny time expires

To be considered

     

Proposed National Policy Statement for National Networks

21 May

 

Public Bodies Order in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Order reported from 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, 22nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

28 March

 

Localism Order in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

Parliamentary Procedure

Draft Order laid before the House and reported from the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Harrogate Stray Act 1985 (Tour de France) Order 2014 23rd Report from the Regulatory Reform Committee

7 May

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.

Tuesday 1 April

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

10.30am

Privileges and Conduct

Select Committee

12.30pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 2 April

   

Human Rights

Joint Committee

9.30am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

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

10.30am

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

3.45pm

Thursday 3 April

   

Draft Modern Slavery Bill

Joint Committee

10.00am and 2.00pm

Monday 7 April

   

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 8 April

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

Wednesday 9 April

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

12.00pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 31 March 2014 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Leicester.

1 Retirement The Lord Speaker informed the House of the retirement of Lord Grenfell from the service of the House.

Select Committee Report

2 Personal Service Companies 
The Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 160)

Public Business

3 Airports: Heathrow A question was asked by Lord Spicer and answered by Baroness Kramer.

4 Armed Forces: biofuels A question was asked by Lord Soley and answered by Lord Astor of Hever.

5 Film industry A question was asked by Baroness Eaton and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.

6 Housing A question was asked by Baroness Browning and answered by Baroness Stowell of Beeston.

7 Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2014Baroness Verma moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 11 February be approved. The motion was agreed to.

8 Enterprise Act 2002 (Protection of Legitimate Interests) (Amendment) Order 2014Viscount Younger of Leckie moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 3 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9 Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (Competition) (Consequential, Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2014Viscount Younger of Leckie moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 3 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Copyright (Regulation of Relevant Licensing Bodies) Regulations 2014Viscount Younger of Leckie moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 3 March be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 Water Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 88ZA. Amendments were agreed to. Amendments 89A and 89B were disagreed to (see divisions 1 and 2). The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 97)

12 European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Regulations 2014 
Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Council Tax Increases) (England) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2014 
Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 
Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2014 
Representation of the People (Combination of Polls) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 
Anonymous Registration (Northern Ireland) Order 2014 
Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Ketamine etc.) (Amendment) Order 2014 
Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2013 
Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2013

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

13 Health: deaf people A question was asked by Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede and, after debate, answered by Baroness Jolly.

The House adjourned at 8.21pn until Tuesday 1 April at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

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

European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Regulations 2014Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Council Tax Increases) (England) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2014Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Council Tax Increases) (England) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2014Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Representation of the People (Combination of Polls) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014Lord Wallace of Saltaire moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Representation of the People (Combination of Polls) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Anonymous Registration (Northern Ireland) Order 2014Baroness Randerson moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Anonymous Registration (Northern Ireland) Order 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Ketamine etc.) (Amendment) Order 2014Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Ketamine etc.) (Amendment) Order 2014. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2013Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 (Amendment) Order 2013. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2013Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2013. The motion was agreed to.

Disabled people: Independent Living Fund A question was asked by Baroness Campbell of Surbiton and, after debate, answered by Lord Bates.

The Committee adjourned at 6.36pm.

Papers 

All statutory instruments laid before the House are accompanied by an Explanatory Memorandum presented by command of Her Majesty, unless otherwise indicated.

Instrument Withdrawn

The following instrument, laid before the House on 11 March, was withdrawn:

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and Protocol thereto on matters specific to Aircraft Equipment) Order 2014.

Command Papers

The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on the dates shown:

1 Post-Legislative Scrutiny-Post-Legislative Assessment of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008. (31 March)   (8823)

2 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014, originally laid on 21 March. (28 March)    (-)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)

The following negative instruments were laid before the House on 28 March 2014:

1 Employment Tribunals (Early Conciliation: Exemptions and Rules of Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Employment Tribunals Act 1996.   (847)

2 Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) (Employment) (No. 2) Order 2014, laid under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013.   (853)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Communications Act 2003 (Disclosure of Information) Order 2014, laid under the Communications Act 2003.

2 Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2014, laid under the Terrorism Act 2000.

3 Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2014, laid under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.

4 Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and Protocol thereto on matters specific to Aircraft Equipment) Order 2014, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Civil Courts Order 2014, laid under the Senior Courts Act 1981.   (819)

2 Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Consequential, Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2014, laid under the Crime and Courts Act 2013.   (820)

3 Child Arrangements Order (Consequential Amendments to Subordinate Legislation) Order 2014, laid under the Children and Families Act 2014.   (852)

4 Draft Green Deal Code of Practice (Version 4), laid under the Energy Act 2011.   (-)

5 Draft Code of Practice by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) on handling in a reasonable manner requests to work flexibly, laid under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.   (-)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 (1) Transfer of the Office of Fair Trading’s functions under the Estate Agents Act 1979: Transfer Scheme 2014

(2) Transfer of certain of the Office of Fair Trading’s functions in relation to a consumer advice scheme: Transfer Scheme 2014

(3) Abolition of the National Consumer Council and transfer of its functions to Citizens Advice, Citizens Advice Scotland and the General Consumer Council for Northern Ireland: Transfer Scheme 2014

laid under the Public Bodies Act 2011.

2 Direction given by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change: Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Designation of Winfrith (Modification and Revocation Direction No. 1), laid under the Energy Act 2004.

3 (1) Report for 2012–13 of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary

(2) Inspection programme for 2014–15 of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary

laid under the Police Act 1996.

Divisions on 31 March 2014 

Water Bill

Division No. 1

Lord Grantchester moved amendment 89A, in clause 51, page 108, line 19, at end to insert:

"( ) Prior to making any regulations under subsection (5), the Secretary of State shall require the Committee on Climate Change to provide current and projected estimates of the number of properties that would be eligible for:

(a) inclusion in the Flood Reinsurance Scheme;

(b) the value of levy required under section 53; and

©) the likelihood of an additional levy or contributions being needed from time to time.

( ) The Secretary of State shall use the advice of the Committee on Climate Change when prescribing a target number under section 58(1)."

The House divided:

Contents 175

Not-contents 223

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Adonis, L.

Ahmed, L.

Alli, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Bach, L.

Bakewell, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Berkeley, L.

Billingham, B.

Blackstone, B.

Boateng, L.

Borrie, L.

Bradley, L.

Bragg, L.

Brennan, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Browne of Ladyton, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Chandos, V.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Corston, B.

Crawley, B.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Davidson of Glen Clova, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Donaghy, B.

Drake, B.

Evans of Temple Guiting, L.

Falkland, V.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Gavron, L.

Gibson of Market Rasen, B.

Giddens, L.

Glasman, L.

Golding, B.

Goldsmith, L.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goudie, B.

Grantchester, L.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Grocott, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haughey, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Hoyle, L.

Hunt of Chesterton, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Jay of Paddington, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

King of Bow, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Krebs, L.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Leitch, L.

Levy, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

McAvoy, L.

McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Mandelson, L.

Mar, C.

Martin of Springburn, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Mitchell, L.

Monks, L.

Moonie, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morris of Aberavon, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Noon, L.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Patel, L.

Patel of Blackburn, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Plant of Highfield, L.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Quin, B.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Rea, L.

Rendell of Babergh, B.

Richard, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sawyer, L.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Sherlock, B.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Finsbury, L.

Snape, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Temple-Morris, L.

Thornton, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Truscott, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Turnberg, L.

Turner of Camden, B.

Uddin, B.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Warner, L.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Wilkins, B.

Williams of Baglan, L.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Wills, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Worthington, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Not-contents

Addington, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Alderdice, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]

Arran, E.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Avebury, L.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Balfe, L.

Barker, B.

Bates, L.

Berridge, B.

Bichard, L.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Boothroyd, B.

Borwick, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browning, B.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Campbell of Surbiton, B.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Chidgey, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Colville of Culross, V.

Colwyn, L.

Condon, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Cotter, L.

Courtown, E.

Craigavon, V.

Crickhowell, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deighton, L.

Denham, L.

Dholakia, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dykes, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Erroll, E.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Faulks, L.

Fearn, L.

Feldman, L.

Fellowes, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Fookes, B.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Geddes, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glenarthur, L.

Gold, L.

Goodlad, L.

Greenway, L.

Grender, B.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hanham, B.

Hastings of Scarisbrick, L.

Henley, L.

Higgins, L.

Hill of Oareford, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Hollins, B.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howard of Lympne, L.

Howarth of Breckland, B.

Howe, E.

Howe of Aberavon, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jenkin of Roding, L.

Jolly, B.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jopling, L.

Kakkar, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Kramer, B.

Laming, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leach of Fairford, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Loomba, L.

Lucas, L.

Luke, L.

Lyell, L.

Lytton, E.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Manzoor, B.

Mar and Kellie, E.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Marlesford, L.

Mawson, L.

Mayhew of Twysden, L.

Meacher, B.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Noakes, B.

Northbrook, L.

Northover, B.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Loan, B.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Palumbo, L.

Parminter, B.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Popat, L.

Powell of Bayswater, L.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Rana, L.

Randerson, B.

Rawlings, B.

Redesdale, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Risby, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rogan, L.

Roper, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sharples, B.

Shaw of Northstead, L.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shipley, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Clifton, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stewartby, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strasburger, L.

Suttie, B.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Swynnerton, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Ullswater, V.

Valentine, B.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Walpole, L.

Warnock, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Wilcox, B.

Williams of Crosby, B.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Wilson of Tillyorn, L.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Water Bill

Division No. 2

Lord Whitty moved amendment 89B, after clause 51, to insert the new clause Flood Reinsurance Scheme: report on the inclusion of leaseholders. The House divided:

Contents 190

Not-contents 209

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Adebowale, L.

Alli, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Bach, L.

Bakewell, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Berkeley, L.

Bichard, L.

Bilimoria, L.

Billingham, B.

Blackstone, B.

Boateng, L.

Borrie, L.

Bradley, L.

Bragg, L.

Brennan, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Browne of Ladyton, L.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Campbell of Surbiton, B.

Carter of Coles, L.

Chandos, V.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Colville of Culross, V.

Corston, B.

Crawley, B.

Curry of Kirkharle, L.

Davidson of Glen Clova, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Drake, B.

Eatwell, L.

Elder, L.

Erroll, E.

Evans of Temple Guiting, L.

Falkland, V.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Gavron, L.

Gibson of Market Rasen, B.

Giddens, L.

Glasman, L.

Golding, B.

Goldsmith, L.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Grantchester, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Grocott, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollins, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Breckland, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hunt of Chesterton, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hutton of Furness, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Jones, L.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

King of Bow, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Krebs, L.

Laming, L.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Leitch, L.

Levy, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Low of Dalston, L.

Lytton, E.

McAvoy, L.

McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Mandelson, L.

Martin of Springburn, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Meacher, B.

Mendelsohn, L.

Mitchell, L.

Monks, L.

Moonie, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

O’Loan, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Patel of Blackburn, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Plant of Highfield, L.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Quin, B.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Rea, L.

Rendell of Babergh, B.

Richard, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sawyer, L.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Sherlock, B.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Finsbury, L.

Smith of Gilmorehill, B.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Temple-Morris, L.

Thornton, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Truscott, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Turnberg, L.

Turner of Camden, B.

Uddin, B.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Warner, L.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Wilkins, B.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Wills, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Worthington, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Not-contents

Addington, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Alderdice, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B. [Teller]

Arran, E.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Avebury, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Balfe, L.

Barker, B.

Bates, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berridge, B.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Borwick, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browning, B.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Chidgey, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Colwyn, L.

Condon, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Cotter, L.

Courtown, E.

Craigavon, V.

Crickhowell, L.

Dannatt, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deighton, L.

Denham, L.

Dholakia, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dykes, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Faulks, L.

Fearn, L.

Fellowes, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Fookes, B.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Gardiner of Kimble, L.

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Geddes, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glenarthur, L.

Gold, L.

Goodlad, L.

Grender, B.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hanham, B.

Hastings of Scarisbrick, L.

Haughey, L.

Henley, L.

Higgins, L.

Hill of Oareford, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howard of Lympne, L.

Howe, E.

Howe of Aberavon, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

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.

Kirkham, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Leach of Fairford, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Loomba, L.

Lucas, L.

Luke, L.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Manzoor, B.

Mar, C.

Mar and Kellie, E.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Marlesford, L.

Mayhew of Twysden, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Newlove, B.

Noakes, B.

Northbrook, L.

Northover, B.

O’Cathain, B.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Palumbo, L.

Pannick, L.

Parminter, B.

Patel, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Popat, L.

Powell of Bayswater, L.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Rana, L.

Randerson, B.

Rawlings, B.

Rennard, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Risby, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rogan, L.

Roper, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sharples, B.

Shaw of Northstead, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shipley, L.

Smith of Clifton, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stirrup, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strasburger, L.

Suttie, B.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Swynnerton, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Walpole, L.

Wasserman, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Williams of Crosby, B.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Wilson of Tillyorn, L.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Prepared 1st April 2014