House of Lords Business

Tuesday 10 June 2014 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to modernise the regulatory framework for the healthcare professions.

*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they have taken to secure the release of Meriam Ibrahim, sentenced to death for apostasy in Sudan, and to promote the terms of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

*Lord Davies of Stamford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their specific objectives for the reform of the European Union.

†*Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to co-ordinate international representations about the execution of Mr Gholamreza Khossravi Savadjani, a political prisoner in Iran’s Evin Prison, and about the use of capital punishment and the human rights situation in Iran.

†Queen’s Speech Adjourned Debate on the Motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty as follows:

"Most Gracious Sovereign,

We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg leave to thank Your Majesty for the most gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament."

It is expected that the principal topics for debate will be business, employment, pensions, welfare, agriculture and the environment.

Future Business 

†Wednesday 11 June at 12.30pm

It is expected that the House will sit at 12.30pm to continue the debate on the address, that it will adjourn at about 2.30pm and resume at 3.00pm for oral questions and that the principal topics for debate will be constitutional and devolved affairs, foreign and Commonwealth affairs, defence, international development and culture.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s report on the number of hospital beds per person in the United Kingdom in comparison to Europe.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have proposals to reform or abolish business rates, particularly those applicable to the retail trade.

*Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to assess formally the impact and benefit of police commissioners; and whether they intend to publish a report.

†*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure the continuity of standards of care for teenagers with long-term health conditions who transfer to adult NHS services, as recommended in the Care Quality Commission report From the Pond into the Sea.

It is expected that the debate on the address will conclude.

Thursday 12 June at 11.00am

*Lord McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to assess the impact of council tax support schemes on vulnerable groups and on work incentives.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to increase the supply of affordable housing.

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to combat human trafficking and modern slavery.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 10 June.

†Code of Conduct The Chairman of Committees to move to resolve that the Code of Conduct for Members of the House of Lords be amended as follows:

In paragraph 3(a), after first "duties;" insert "save for paragraphs 15A and 15B,"

In paragraph 9, at the end of the second sentence insert: "and should act as a guide to Members in considering the requirement to act always on their personal honour."

In paragraph 9, leave out sub-paragraphs (a) to (g) and insert:

"(a) Selflessness: Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest.

(b) Integrity: Holders of public office must avoid placing themselves under any obligation to people or organisations that might try inappropriately to influence them in their work. They should not act or take decisions in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends. They must declare and resolve any interests and relationships.

(c) Objectivity: Holders of public office must act and take decisions impartially, fairly and on merit, using the best evidence and without discrimination or bias.

(d) Accountability: Holders of public office are accountable to the public for their decisions and actions and must submit themselves to the scrutiny necessary to ensure this.

(e) Openness: Holders of public office should act and take decisions in an open and transparent manner. Information should not be withheld from the public unless there are clear and lawful reasons for so doing.

(f) Honesty: Holders of public office should be truthful.

(g) Leadership: Holders of public office should exhibit these principles in their own behaviour. They should actively promote and robustly support the principles and be willing to challenge poor behaviour wherever it occurs."

After paragraph 15, insert the following new paragraphs:

"15A. A Member sentenced to imprisonment in the United Kingdom for a term of up to and including one year, or given a suspended sentence of imprisonment in the United Kingdom of any length, shall be deemed to have breached the Code; such a case shall be referred to the Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct for it to recommend a sanction.

15B. A Member sentenced to imprisonment outside the United Kingdom, whether the sentence is suspended or not, shall be presumed to have breached the Code; such a case shall be referred to the Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct for it to consider whether the presumption should apply in that case and, if it should, for the Sub-Committee to recommend a sanction."

In paragraph 17, leave out "reports his findings" and insert "makes a report of his findings. If the Member is found not to have breached the Code, or if the Member and the Commissioner have agreed remedial action, the report goes to the Committee for Privileges and Conduct. If the Member is found to have breached the Code (and remedial action is inappropriate or has not been agreed), the Commissioner’s report goes".

Lord Cormack to move that this House takes note of the importance of the English parish church. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Lord Harrison to move that this House takes note of the contribution of the tourism and hospitality industries to economic growth in the United Kingdom and the European Union. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

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. (1½ hours)

Monday 16 June at 2.30pm

*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to recognise the state of Palestine.

*Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government why there has been a reduction in the number of senior nurses in the National Health Service since 2010.

*Lord Mitchell to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that there is a case for a digital bill of rights to protect personal privacy and promote a free and open internet.

*Baroness Brinton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that general practitioners are trained to recognise potential rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, and refer such patients immediately to rheumatologists.

Tuesday 17 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what forecast they have made of the tax revenue which will be raised from employment and investment as a result of the construction of a third runway at Heathrow.

*Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to strengthen global co-operation in order to meet the challenges of climate change and to ensure that the United Kingdom is an example of effective support for environmental protection and emission reduction.

†*Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have nominated any women for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women Committee to replace those members whose terms of office are due to expire in December.

†Buckinghamshire County Council (Filming on Highways) Bill [HL] Third Reading [The Chairman of Committees]

Wednesday 18 June at 3.00pm

*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risk of an arms race between Russia and the West.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report Cedars: two years on by Barnardo’s; and what plans they have to implement the recommendations made in that report.

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people from Uganda claiming asylum on the grounds that their lives are in danger because they are gay or lesbian were (1) allowed, and (2) refused, asylum in the latest year for which figures are available; and what steps are being taken to monitor the status of any individuals returned to Uganda.

Thursday 19 June at 11.00am

*Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current number of rough sleepers in England; and what proposals they have for tackling rough sleeping.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the late payment of debt for small and medium-sized enterprises.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assurances they received from the privatised Royal Mail that they would maintain the universal postal service; and what such assurances they have given to Parliament.

Baroness Taylor of Bolton to move that this House takes note of the Labour Peers Working Group Report on the future of the House of Lords and its place in a wider constitution.

It is expected that a topical question for short debate will be asked after the first debate this day. Ballot opens at 10am on 9 June, to be drawn at 12 noon on 10 June.

Monday 23 June at 2.30pm

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of independent schools on the British economy, in the light of the report The impact of independent schools on the British economy, published by the Independent Schools Council in April.

*Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the provision of mental health social work, given the incidence of mental health problems amongst the population.

*Lord Patel of Bradford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made to measure the success of their policy No Health Without Mental Health, which undertook to give mental health "parity of esteem" with physical health within the National Health Service.

*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered setting up a United Kingdom constitutional commission to examine further devolution and decentralisation within the United Kingdom.

Tuesday 24 June at 2.30pm

*Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to encourage the retention and development of experienced qualified teachers in maintained schools.

*Baroness Humphreys to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the incidence of food poisoning among the population.

*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish their interim review on the under-occupancy charge.

Wednesday 25 June at 3.00pm

*Baroness Wilkins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that future housing is accessible and able to meet the needs of the greatest number of people.

*Lord Trees to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to modify their strategy to control bovine tuberculosis in the United Kingdom in the light of the independent expert panel report on the pilot badger culls.

*Lord Dobbs to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have issued guidelines as to whether those who assist a family member to end their lives in the Dignitas Clinic in Switzerland can expect to be prosecuted.

Thursday 26 June at 11.00am

*Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to help to remove barriers to access to secondary care for symptomatic patients so they are identified and can start treatment earlier.

*Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent European Union election results, whether they have any plans to co-operate more closely with United Kingdom MEP representatives.

†*Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to contribute to the work of the European Union to prepare for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drug Policy in 2016.

It is expected that a topical question for short debate will be asked after the first debate this day. Ballot opens at 10am on 16 June, to be drawn at 12 noon on 17 June.

Monday 30 June at 2.30pm

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce new treatment for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the link between busking and crime and disorder; and what plans they have to issue revised guidance on the use of the Metropolitan Police Act 1839 and the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 in respect of busking.

*Lord Cormack to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the emphasis on citizenship studies in the school curriculum.

*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the assessment of complex needs for dyslexics will be achieved under the new Disabled Students’ Allowance arrangements.

Tuesday 1 July at 2.30pm

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have given any consideration to the introduction of a tax credit for live action children’s television productions.

*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage educational establishments to take part in National Voter Registration Day 2015.

*Baroness Neville-Rolfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether moving United Kingdom elections from Thursday to Sunday has been considered in order to minimise disruption, especially for parents and schools.

Wednesday 2 July at 3.00pm

*Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current action to resolve the dispute between the government of Sri Lanka and the Tamil community.

*Lord Fink to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have moved from benefits into work as a result of being subject to, or being warned that they might be subject to, the benefit cap.

*Baroness Jenkin of Kennington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the alleged commission of sexual violence crimes against Syrian civilians in Syria.

Thursday 3 July at 11.00am

*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Prime Minister is yet in a position to make a recommendation to Her Majesty The Queen in respect of a new Bishop for Guildford.

*Lord Wood of Anfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of increases in house prices on the strength of the United Kingdom economy.

†*Baroness Pitkeathley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to make addressing the financial hardship of carers a priority in the forthcoming update of the Carers Strategy.

It is expected that a topical question for short debate will be asked after the first debate this day. Ballot opens at 10am on 23 June, to be drawn at 12 noon on 24 June.

Monday 7 July at 2.30pm

The Lord Bishop of Ely will be introduced.

†*Baroness Sharples to ask the Leader of the House what plans he has to improve the conduct of question time in the House of Lords.

†*Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they have given to the British Council in respect of its staff serving on the governing bodies of English schools abroad; and why British embassies can no longer support schools and other bodies.

†*Baroness Wilcox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to encourage greater investment in scientific research and development within the United Kingdom.

†*Lord Bach to ask Her Majesty’s Government, 15 months after the coming into force of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, what is their assessment of the effect of the Act on the legal advice system in relation to social welfare law in England and Wales.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 8 July for debate on 24 July. Time limit 2½ hours

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to move that this House takes note of the level of popular support for extremist parties across Europe.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House takes note of the roles of the BBC World Service and the British Council in promoting British values and interests overseas.

Lord Bilimoria to move that this House takes note of the result of the latest general election in India and its impact on United Kingdom–India relations and trade.

Lord Mawson to move that this House takes note of the Government’s future vision for primary care in England.

Lord Sheikh to move that this House takes note of the level of trade between the United Kingdom and Africa.

The Lord Bishop of Chester to move that this House takes note of the impact of pornography on society.

Select Committee Report 

The date on which the report was published is in italics

Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Economic Affairs Committee on The Draft Finance Bill 2014 (2nd Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 146). 11 March 2014

Baroness Noakes to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Personal Service Companies Committee (Session 2013–14, HL Paper 160). 7 April 2014

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have in respect of the right of asylum seekers to work after six months of waiting for a decision on their application. (4 June)

Lord Cormack to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to encourage craft apprenticeships. (4 June)

Baroness Perry of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the appropriate balance between the autonomy and the accountability of educational institutions. (4 June)

Lord Purvis of Tweed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for further reform and decentralisation of the United Kingdom in the event of Scotland voting "no" in the independence referendum in September. (4 June)

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean with particular reference to Turkey, Cyprus and Syria. (4 June)

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to improve how local services respond to women with multiple and complex needs including loneliness, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse and physical and mental health problems. (4 June)

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures are being taken to reduce the number of women given custodial sentences. (4 June)

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what future date they expect to agree with the Chilcot Inquiry for the publication of the Inquiry report. (4 June)

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to give citizens and patients more power in the National Health Service. (4 June)

Lord Rix to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to promote moving people with a learning disability out of institutions like Winterbourne View and back into the community. (4 June)

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to ensure that all schools, sports clubs and public service buildings have defibrillators as part of their first-aid kit provision. (4 June)

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support children and young people who have had a stroke. (4 June)

Lord Dobbs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in prosecuting and convicting those responsible for female genital mutilation. (4 June)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to make the public aware of the medical need for periodontal checks following the fitting of dental implants. (4 June)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the statutory and non-statutory guidance issued in April, what steps they are taking to improve the quality of careers guidance in schools. (4 June)

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the human rights situation in Egypt. (4 June)

Baroness Wheatcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy in relation to industrial policy, and in particular the British Business Bank. (4 June)

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. (4 June)

Lord Graham of Edmonton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have of progress made following the enactment of the Mobile Homes Act 2013. (4 June)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to help local markets throughout the United Kingdom prosper and expand the national economy. (4 June)

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to assess the possibility of all cottage hospitals, both current and future, being established on a mutual model. (4 June)

Lord Northbrook to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a successful conclusion to current negotiations on the future of Cyprus on the people of Cyprus and on regional stability. (4 June)

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of human rights in the Republic of Sudan. (4 June)

Baroness Hanham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local people are aware of, and using, the new community rights established by the Localism Act 2011. (4 June)

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to co-ordinate the assistance given to disabled students at school, in further education, and in the world of work. (4 June)

Lord Loomba to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure public awareness of United Nations International Widows’ Day. (4 June)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of books in promoting a civilised society. (4 June)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to encourage the use of the polypill by the National Health Service. (4 June)

Lord Ribeiro to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the strengthening of emergency and essential surgical care and anaesthesia by the World Health Organisation to reduce the global burden of disease. (4 June)

Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the contribution of trade unions to the British economy. (4 June)

Lord Borwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the prospects for developing and manufacturing autonomous vehicles as part of the United Kingdom’s car industry. (4 June)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support economic and social development in Malawi. (4 June)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what effect the Better Care Fund is having on the ability of the National Health Service to provide services to patients. (4 June)

Lord Shutt of Greetland to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the opportunities for the economic benefit and the enhancement of the lives of the citizens of the Island of St Helena consequent upon the expected opening of the new Department for International Development-funded new airport in 2016. (4 June)

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to set up an independent review of the Channel Tunnel security regime to consider whether it is proportionate and appropriate to current threats and risks. (4 June)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure adequate flood defences in the United Kingdom. (4 June)

Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the Ministry of Defence policy on the use of biofuels for the armed forces. (4 June)

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the extent of onshore wind farming in the county of Northumberland. (4 June)

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to encourage music education for children with physical disabilities. (4 June)

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and its impact on gender equality and the advancement of women in both national and international policy. (4 June)

Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina with regard to the election there in the autumn. (4 June)

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Farrell Review of architecture and the built environment. (4 June)

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take, together with the government of the Republic of Ireland and the Northern Ireland political parties, in reaching and implementing an agreement on dealing with the past in Northern Ireland, building on the draft conclusions of the Haass talks. (4 June)

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to establish a Royal Commission on the Constitution, with particular reference to a future federal United Kingdom. (4 June)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask the Leader of the House what plans he has to re-examine the procedures and practices governing the arrangement of business in the House of Lords. (4 June)

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to combat slavery in supply chains nationally and internationally. (4 June)

Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of music education hubs and the National Plan for Music Education. (5 June)

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the outcome of the 2014 general election in India. (5 June)

Lord Kakkar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the National Health Service innovation and research strategies have had on health improvement. (5 June)

Baroness Boothroyd to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to preserve the Houses of Parliament as part of a World Heritage Site. (5 June)

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to commemorate the contribution of Britain’s musicians, artists and poets to the First World War. (5 June)

Baroness Linklater of Butterstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are ensuring that women and children with mental health problems are identified and, where appropriate, diverted from the criminal justice system. (5 June)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the challenges facing the government of India on the issues of poverty and caste discrimination. (5 June)

The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define the word "discrimination" with particular reference to employment law and tribunals. (5 June)

Lord Norton of Louth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the electoral registration of British citizens living abroad. (5 June)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the National Health Service is doing to improve the health of lesbian, bisexual and trans women. (9 June)

Baroness Rendell of Babergh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage prosecutions of offenders under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003. (9 June)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 9 June and due for answer by 23 June.

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the budgeted annual expenditure of the National Probation Service.   HL117

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the National Probation Service budget has been allocated for the management of high-risk cases.   HL118

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the event of a rise in the anticipated costs of community rehabilitation companies emerging from the bidding process, the Secretary of State will delay the process; and, if so, what estimated impact on the National Probation Service would trigger such a decision.   HL119

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much is being invested in national infrastructure in 2014, and how much planned over the next five years, as a percentage share of gross domestic product; and how that compares with the long-run Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development average.   HL120

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the time taken for the United Kingdom economy to return to recovery in comparison to other leading countries; and what they consider to be the reasons for the differences in those timescales.   HL121

Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many apprenticeship starts there were in public sector employers in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively in total and for each apprenticeship framework; for each year, how many were in (1) central government, and (2) local government, in total; and for each year and type of public sector employer, how many of those apprentices were aged (a) 16–18, (b) 19–24, or (c) over 25, when starting their apprenticeship.   HL122

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House the bond document of the loan that they have guaranteed for the Turks and Caicos Islands.   HL123

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Liberation and Justice Movement in Sudan has been involved in South Sudan; and if so in what capacity and on what side.   HL124

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any gallantry awards other than the Victoria Cross and the George Cross can be awarded posthumously.   HL125

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 25 April 2013 (WA 447– 48), with regard to the use of Diego Garcia for rendition flights, what is the latest situation in relation to such flights.   HL126

Lord Steel of Aikwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider investment by the Commonwealth Development Corporation in luxury construction projects is consistent with the Department for International Development’s overall objectives in developing countries.   HL127

Lord Steel of Aikwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the conduct of the recent census in Burma.   HL128

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 13 May (WA 493), what is the amount of the annual charge used to calculate the net present value of the Thameslink rolling stock project and the number of diagrammed multiple units and diagrammed vehicles to be provided.   HL129

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan regarding the arrest of the National Umma Party leader al-Sadiq al-Mahdi.
   HL130

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they have made to support press freedoms in Sudan; and what role they consider such freedoms can play in the promotion of the National Dialogue process.   HL131

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been done to implement the recommendation of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry into human rights violations in North Korea (1225, h: p 371) that States which have ties with North Korea, such as diplomatic relations, should form a Contact Group which would communicate human rights concerns to the regime and support initiatives that help improve the human rights situation on the ground.   HL132

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to support negotiations for a voluntary code of conduct in the United Nations Security Council to help prevent the use the veto in situations where mass atrocities are taking place.   HL133

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking any action to prevent the closure of the Worcester Walk-In Health Centre; and if so, what.   HL134

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the closure of Worcester Walk-In Health Centre on the emergency department at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.   HL135

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made as to which alternative facilities will be used by those who currently use Worcester Walk-In Health Centre if it is closed.   HL136

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking in respect of the proposed reduction in service at the Cannock Chase Minor Injuries Unit.   HL137

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the changes to service provision at the Cannock Chase Minor Injuries Unit on emergency departments in Staffordshire and Wolverhampton.   HL138

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times magistrates have issued warrants to utility companies permitting the forcible installation of prepayment meters in the homes of their customers in each year since 2002–03.   HL139

Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government upon what evidence they have based their proposals to outsource children’s services to private firms.   HL140

Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to respond to concerns expressed by the leaders of the social care profession that profit-making companies should not determine sensitive family matters.   HL141

Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the recommendations of the Munro Review of Child Protection; and how the Review’s recommendations will be reflected in their plans.   HL142

Lord Laming to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure there are sufficient beds in acute mental health services.   HL143

Lord Laming to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the services for sufferers of dementia and their carers.   HL144

Lord Laming to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to reduce the number of children and young people who currently disappear from public care.   HL145

Lord Stevens of Ludgate to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the European Union’s balance of trade with the United Kingdom of any United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union.   HL146

Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what monitoring they are conducting on the effect of the increase in tribunal costs on cases being brought concerning harassment in the workplace.
   HL147

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of sixth form colleges in England offered Religious Studies at A-level in 2009 and 2013.   HL148

Baroness Nye to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the British Ambassador to Burma has raised the jailing of Zaw Pe with the government of Burma.   HL149

Baroness Nye to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total amount of international aid to Burma and what percentage is provided by them.   HL150

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government why HS2 Ltd, in acknowledging petitions deposited against the High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill, requires petitioners to set up an account with a secure email service (the switch data encryption system) in order to receive electronically their Petition Response Document from the Bill’s promoter, the Secretary of State for Transport.   HL151

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the switch data encryption system proposed by HS2 Ltd for communication with petitioners against the High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill allows petitioners to copy, circulate and otherwise communicate as a normal email; and whether any tracking or monitoring of such communications will be available to HS2 through the system.
   HL152

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support elderly people who live secluded lives.   HL153

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the reported increase in complaints from university students about the educational services provided by universities.   HL154

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to protect vulnerable people from radicalisation.   HL155

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of air pollution on the development of an irregular heartbeat and blood clots in the lung.   HL156

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the availability of beds for accident and emergency patients.   HL157

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce the number of children living in poverty.   HL158

Lord Morrow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any assessment of the compliance of Atos Healthcare with the Human Rights Act 1998, particularly section 6, and the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, particularly Article 3; if so, what is that assessment; and whether all staff of that organisation are fully briefed and supplied with copies of the Act and Convention.   HL159

Lord Morrow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to follow the Northern Ireland initiative of "test and vaccinate or remove" in relation to badgers carrying bovine tuberculosis as opposed to any replication of the cull.   HL160

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Newby on 6 May (WA 314), what is their estimate of the average additional weekly cost of food to United Kingdom families arising from membership of the Common Agricultural Policy.   HL161

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Prime Minister’s comments in Brussels on 27 May that Brussels was "too big and too busy" indicate that they intend to oppose any further expansion of the European Union.   HL162

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what rules currently govern the disclosure of European Union information; and whether any past or present rule, or any proposed rule, bans disclosure of information disadvantageous to the European Union.   HL163

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the dismissal of the United Kingdom’s challenge to the proposed financial transaction tax at the European Court of Justice, whether they have any plans to re-examine the extent of European Union competence in respect of United Kingdom taxation; and whether they consider that the application of such a tax would trigger a referendum under the terms of the European Union Act 2011.   HL164

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the European Union Fourth Railway Package is likely to preclude nationalisation or re-nationalisation of national railways as a whole or in part.   HL165

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many calls per week on average were received by the Money Advice Service (1) before, and (2) after, the television advertising campaign; and how much has been spent on the campaign.   HL166

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees earning in excess of £100,000 per annum have left Royal Bank of Scotland in each of the last 5 years.   HL167

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many employees of Royal Bank of Scotland earning in excess of £1 million per annum left the group within one year of the Government acquiring a shareholding.   HL168

Lord Temple-Morris to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many parents have been imprisoned for non-payment of fines in respect of taking their school-age children on holiday during term time.
   HL169

Lord Temple-Morris to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken over the last year to move their accounts from foreign-owned to state-owned banks .   HL170

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they and the European Union have made to the government of Turkey concerning (1) attacks on and imprisonment of journalists, including the deaths of staff of "Özgür Gündem", since that newspaper was established, (2) the imprisonment for two years of legal advisers to Mr Abdullah Öcalan, and other lawyers, (3) the release of prisoners held for political reasons, and (4) the case for an early and transparent approach to the problems of the Kurds and other national and religious minorities; and what responses they have received.   HL171

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about its holding children detained in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in immediate solitary confinement; whether they have any plans to work within the European Union to end the practice; whether they know when the proposed system of summons will start; and whether they will take steps to ensure access by parents to their children in custody.   HL172

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to prevent members of Britain First and other extreme groups causing offence in mosques in England; and whether there are any plans to take out injunctions against known offenders.   HL173

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Turkey to help prevent foreign fighters entering Syria.   HL174

Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that clinicians making Individual Funding Requests for the prescription of Duodopa to people with Parkinson’s are informed of the outcome within 40 days.   HL175

Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that recommendations by the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group on the prescription of Duodopa for people with Parkinson’s have been developed with public and patient engagement.   HL176

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to implement fully the Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010, including the secondary legislation and a programme to ensure that the public is aware of the dangers of sunbeds.   HL177

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will bring forward delegated legislation under the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 enabling complaints against claims management firms to be heard by the Legal Services Ombudsman.   HL178

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in preventing a shortfall of dental foundation training places from occurring in 2014 and in ensuring that positions will be found for final year students who have yet to be allocated a place.   HL179

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact that the proposed reduction in the salaries of dental foundation trainees will have on the financial circumstances of young dentists.   HL180

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the sub-committee of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation which is investigating extending the human papillomavirus immunisation programme is expected to publish its conclusions and recommendations.   HL181

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 8 May (HL Deb, col 1574), when will they respond to the email sent by Lord Wills to Roger Smethurst at the Cabinet Office on 14 March.   HL182

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stowell of Beeston on 14 May (WA 507), what allowance was made in each of the last five years for funding local authorities to pay the expenses incurred by a registration officer in the performance of their registration duties.   HL183

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Serious Crime [HL]

Government

 

Infrastructure [HL]

Government

 

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) [HL]

Government

 

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mutuals’ Redeemable and Deferred Shares [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Parliamentary Privilege (Defamation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

High-cost Credit Agreements (Advertising Restrictions) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Buckinghamshire County Council (Filming on Highways) [HL]

Private

17 June

Sent to the Commons

   

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

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

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

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

   

Draft Health Care and Associated Professions (Indemnity Arrangements) Order 2014

   

Draft Pensions Act 2011 (Transitional, Consequential and Supplementary Provisions) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Representation of the People (Supply of Information) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Food from Britain) Order 2014

   

Draft Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014

   

Draft Public Bodies (Marine Management Organisation) (Fees) Order 2014

   

Draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2014

   

Draft Transfer of Tribunal Functions (Mobile Homes Act 2013 and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2014

   

Draft Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Act 2010 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Anonymous Registration (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Order 2014

   

Draft Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Draft Donations to Candidates (Anonymous Registration) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

   

Draft European Parliamentary Elections (Anonymous Registration) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Green Deal) (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Draft Jobseeker’s Allowance (Supervised Jobsearch Pilot Scheme) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Political Parties, Elections and Referendums (Civil Sanctions) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014

   

Draft Housing (Right to Buy) (Maximum Percentage Discount) (England) Order 2014

   

Draft Banking Act 2009 (Third Party Compensation Arrangements for Partial Property Transfers) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Banking Act 2009 (Exclusion of Investment Firms of a Specified Description) Order 2014

   

Draft Banking Act 2009 (Banking Group Companies) Order 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 European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Iraq) Order 2014

   

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Mongolia) Order 2014

   

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Philippines) Order 2014

   

Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Vietnam) Order 2014

   

Draft Gangmasters (Licensing Authority) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Banking Act 2009 (Restriction of Partial Property Transfers) (Recognised Central Counterparties) Order 2014

   

Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1: injunctions to prevent gang-related violence) Order 2014

   

Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Standard Scale of Fines for Summary Offences) Order 2014

   

Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Disapplication of Section 85(1), Fines Expressed as Proportions and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) (Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys) Order 2014

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) Order 2014

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

   

Draft Special Educational Needs (Personal Budgets) Regulations 2014

   

Draft African Legal Support Facility (Legal Capacities) Order 2014

   

Draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2014

   

Legislative Reform Orders in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary procedure

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

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Patents) Order 2014

6 May

Affirmative

     

Affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

Report

Consideration

Draft Legislative Reform (Clinical Commissioning Groups) Order 2014

26th Report, Session 2013–14

 

Special Procedure Order in Progress 

 

Date of laying

To be considered

Referred to a joint committee

   

Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014

10 February

 

Public Bodies Orders in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Orders waiting for consideration by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of Food from Britain) Order 2014

27 June

 

Draft Public Bodies (Marine Management Organisation) (Fees) Order 2014

4 July

 

Committees 

Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords’ rooms in the Committee Corridor. 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 10 June

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee A Economic and Financial Affairs

10.30am

Selection

Domestic Committee

12:30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 11 June

   

Human Rights

Joint Committee

9.30am

European Union

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

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 12 June

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am
in the Archbishops’ Room, Millbank House

European Union

Select Committee

noon

Tuesday 17 June

   

House

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 18 June

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Monday 7 July

   

Audit

Domestic Committee

4pm

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 9 June 2014 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Norwich.

Private Business

1 Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014 The Chairman of Committees reported that he had appointed the following Lords to form a Committee to join with a Committee of the Commons as the Joint Committee to which the Petition of General Objection and the Petition of Amendment against the Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014 stand referred pursuant to section 4 of the Statutory Orders (Special Procedure) Act 1945:

L Armstrong of Ilminster;  
L Plant of Highfield; 
V Ullswater.

It was ordered that the Committee have power to agree with the Committee of the Commons in the appointment of a chairman. A message was sent to the Commons.

2 Buckinghamshire County Council (Filming on Highways) Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees informed the House that, in accordance with Private Business Standing Order 150A (Suspension of bills), the Bill had been deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments together with the declaration of the agent. The Bill was presented and read a first time. It was then deemed to have been read a second time and reported from the Unopposed Bill Committee.

3 Transport for London Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees informed the House that, in accordance with Private Business Standing Order 150A (Suspension of bills), the Bill had been deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments together with the declaration of the agent. The Bill was presented and read a first time. It was then passed though all its remaining stages pro forma and sent to the Commons.

Public Business

4 Violence against women A question was asked by Baroness Thornton and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

5 European Commission: President A question was asked by Lord Dykes and answered by Baroness Warsi.

6 National Health Service: Clinical Commissioning Groups A question was asked by Baroness Wheeler and answered by Earl Howe.

7 Living wage A question was asked by Lord Haskel and answered by Viscount Younger of Leckie.

8 Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] Baroness Deech presented a bill to amend the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and make provision in connection with financial settlements following divorce. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 8)

9 Parliamentary Privilege (Defamation) Bill [HL] Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames, on behalf of Lord Lester of Herne Hill, presented a bill to repeal section 13 of the Defamation Act 1996. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 9)

10 Parliamentary Privilege (Defamation) Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 9–EN)

11 Cohabitation Rights Bill [HL] Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames presented a bill to provide certain protections for persons who live together as a couple or have lived together as a couple; and to make provision about the property of deceased persons who are survived by a cohabitant; and for connected purposes. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 10)

12 Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill [HL] Lord Blencathra presented a bill to amend the Equality Act 2010 to improve access to public buildings; and to introduce six and twelve inch rules for step-free access. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 11)

13 High-cost Credit Agreements (Advertising Restrictions) Bill [HL] Lord Mitchell presented a bill to make provision for the restriction of advertisements for high-cost credit agreements at certain times of day. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 12)

14 Business of the House Lord Hill of Oareford moved that Standing Order 40(1) (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Wednesday 11 June to enable the adjourned debate on the address to resume before oral questions. The motion was agreed to.

15 The Arctic Lord Hill of Oareford moved that it is desirable that a Select Committee be appointed to consider recent and expected changes in the Arctic and their implications for the United Kingdom and its international relations, and to make recommendations, and that the Committee do report by 5 March 2015. The motion was agreed to.

16 Affordable Childcare Lord Hill of Oareford moved that it is desirable that a Select Committee be appointed to consider issues relating to affordable childcare, and to make recommendations, and that the Committee do report by 5 March 2015. The motion was agreed to.

17 Digital Skills Lord Hill of Oareford moved that it is desirable that a Select Committee be appointed to consider information and communications technology, competitiveness and skills in the United Kingdom, and to make recommendations, and that the Committee do report by 5 March 2015. The motion was agreed to.

18 Extradition Lord Hill of Oareford moved that it is desirable that a Select Committee be appointed to consider and report on the law and practice relating to extradition, in particular the Extradition Act 2003, and that the Committee do report by 5 March 2015. The motion was agreed to.

19 Queen’s Speech The debate on the motion that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty was resumed and, after further debate, was again adjourned until Tuesday 10 June.

20 Birmingham schools Lord Nash repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

The House adjourned at 9.35pm until Tuesday 10 June at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Instruments Withdrawn

The following instruments, laid before the House on 27 March, were withdrawn:

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

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

Command Papers

The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty:

1 Taxation-Government response to the Report of the Select Committee on Personal Service Companies.     (8878)

2 Transport-Minute from the Department for Transport concerning further financial objectives to be achieved by the Trading Funds of the Driving Standards Agency and the Vehicle Operator Services Agency.    (-)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)

The following negative instruments were laid before the House on 6 June:

1 (1) Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Planning Appeals and Assessment of Environmental Effects) (Revocation) Regulations 2014   (1333)

(2) Immigration (European Economic Area) (Amendment) Regulations 2014   (1451)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2 Passenger Transport Executives (Exclusion of Bus Operating Powers) (Revocations) (England) Order 2014, laid under the Transport Act 1985.   (1364)

3 Crossrail (Insertion of Review Clauses) Regulations 2014, laid under the Crossrail Act 2008. 
     (1382)

4 Child Support (Consequential and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2014, laid under the Child Support Act 1991.   (1386)

5 Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea (Interim Provisions) (Notice) (Revocation) Order 2014, laid under the Merchant Shipping Act 1995.   (1438)

Affirmative Instruments

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

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

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

(3) Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Iraq) Order 2014

(4) Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Mongolia) Order 2014

(5) Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Philippines) Order 2014

(6) Draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Vietnam) Order 2014

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2 Draft Gangmasters (Licensing Authority) Regulations 2014, laid under the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004.

3 Draft Banking Act 2009 (Restriction of Partial Property Transfers) (Recognised Central Counterparties) Order 2014, laid under the Banking Act 2009.

4 (1) Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1: injunctions to prevent gang-related violence) Order 2014

(2) Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Standard Scale of Fines for Summary Offences) Order 2014

(3) Draft Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Disapplication of Section 85(1), Fines Expressed as Proportions and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2014

laid under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.

5 (1) Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) (Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys) Order 2014

(2) Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) Order 2014

laid under the Legal Services Act 2007.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 (1) King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2014  
       (1387)

(2) Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2014   (1390)

laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

2 Tribunal Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2014, laid under the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.   (1505)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report and Accounts for 2013–14 of the Supreme Court, laid under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005.

2 (1) Report and Accounts for 2013–14 of Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

(2) Report and Accounts for 2013–14 of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

(3) Report and Accounts for 2013–14 of James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

(4) Report and Accounts for 2013–14 of Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

3 Minute from the Ministry of Defence concerning the making of a call-out order to authorise the call-out of Members of the Reserve Forces, laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996.

Prepared 10th June 2014