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House of Lords Business

Tuesday 18 November 2014 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of cuts in funding to local authorities in the most deprived and least deprived areas of England.

*Lord Alderdice to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to re-examine the Strategic Defence and Security Review.

*Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with other European Union member states about investor-state dispute settlement, in relation to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

†*Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent drop in referrals of children for adoption by local authorities.

†Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill Committee [Lord Faulks] 9th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee and 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

The following three motions are expected to be debated together:

Marriage of Same Sex Couples (Conversion of Civil Partnership) Regulations 2014 Baroness Garden of Frognal to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 October be approved. 10th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and 11th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (Consequential and Contrary Provisions and Scotland) and Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2014 Baroness Garden of Frognal to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 15 October be approved. 10th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and 11th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Consular Marriages and Marriages under Foreign Law (No. 2) Order 2014 Baroness Garden of Frognal to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 24 October be approved. 10th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Deregulation Bill Committee (in respect of clauses 13 to 91 and Schedules 4 to 20) (day 7) [Lord Wallace of Saltaire] 4th Report from the Constitution Committee, 14th Report (Session 2013–14) from the Joint Committee on Human Rights and 5th and 9th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Future Business 

Wednesday 19 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Wood of Anfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the level of income tax receipts so far this financial year.

*Lord Maclennan of Rogart to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with European Union institutions about proposed reforms of the European Union.

*Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any proposal to other European Union member states, either severally or collectively, which would limit (1) the right of United Kingdom citizens to live and work in other European Union member states, or (2) the parallel right of citizens of other European Union member states to live and work in the United Kingdom.

†*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 17 November, in what manner the proposal to repeal the restriction on the sale of liqueurs to children formed part of the public consultation on the Deregulation Bill.

†Insurance Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be appointed to the Special Public Bill Committee on the Insurance Bill [HL];

L Ashton of Hyde
L Carrington of Fulham
L Davidson of Glen Clova
L Hodgson of Astley Abbotts
L Lea of Crondall

 

L McNally
L Newby
B Noakes
L Woolf (Chairman);

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

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

†Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Trimble be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, resigned.

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

†Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations 2014 Lord Newby to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 October be approved. 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 17 November

†Social Security Contributions (Limited Liability Partnership) Regulations 2014 Lord Newby to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 October be approved. 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 17 November

Lord Gardiner of Kimble intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.

†Broadcasting (Independent Productions) (Amendment) Order 2014 Lord Gardiner of Kimble to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 July be approved. 8th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 17 November

†Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014 Lord Gardiner of Kimble to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 8 July be approved. 6th Report from the Regulatory Reform Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 17 November

Infrastructure Bill [HL] Third Reading [Baroness Kramer] (Queen’s Consent to be signified)

Consumer Rights Bill Report [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to move that the Grand Committee takes note of the Social Security (Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance) (Waiting Days) Amendment Regulations 2014. (SI 2014/2309) 9th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Jobseeker’s Allowance (18–21 Work Skills Pilot Scheme) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Freud] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and 12th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) (Units of Additional Pension) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Social Security Class 3A Contributions (Units of Additional Pension) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

The following three motions are expected to be debated together:

Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Saltaire] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Saltaire] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Wallace of Saltaire] 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Business Improvement Districts (Property Owners) (England) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Thursday 20 November at 11.00am

*Lord Hussain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of peace and stability in the south Asian region, particularly in the light of the current tension and cross-border firing between India and Pakistan at the Kashmir Line of Control.

*Baroness Nye to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Arts Council’s spending outside London.

*The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their development strategy for Afghanistan post-2014.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 18 November.

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

†Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Sections 75G and 75H to Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 October be approved. 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 17 November

†Shared Parental Leave and Paternity and Adoption Leave (Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 October be approved. 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 17 November

†Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Adoption from Overseas) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 October be approved. 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 17 November

†Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Sections 75A, 75B, 75G, 75H, 80A and 80B to Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 October be approved. 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 17 November

†Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave (Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 October be approved. 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 17 November

†Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 13 October be approved. 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 17 November

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to move that this House takes note of the Azure Card. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Baroness Kidron to move that this House takes note of the impact of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on children’s and young people’s online and digital interactions. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Deregulation Bill (in respect of clauses 13 to 91 and Schedules 4 to 20) will continue at 2pm in the Moses Room and that it will conclude.

Friday 21 November at 10.00am

Mutuals’ Redeemable and Deferred Shares Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Naseby] 9th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] Committee [Baroness Deech] 3rd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Bill [HL] Committee [Baroness Hayman] 9th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Blencathra]

Monday 24 November at 2.30pm

Baroness Helic will be introduced.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking in response to the European Court of Justice verdict on 16 October and its conclusions in respect of restrictive measures currently in place since the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelan (LTTE) was proscribed by the European Union in 2006 and by the United Kingdom in 2000.

*Lord McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many households are in receipt of the housing element of Universal Credit.

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children’s enquiry into children and the police.

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage links with young entrepreneurs in the Caribbean and across the Commonwealth.

Tuesday 25 November at 2.30pm

*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of provision of refuges for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are currently taking to improve women’s safety on transport.

*Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made since March, when the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, known as "Clare’s Law", was implemented in all police forces in England and Wales.

Lord Liddle to move that this House takes note of the case for the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union.

Baroness Kingsmill to move that this House takes note of working conditions in the care sector.

Wednesday 26 November at 3.00pm

*Baroness Hughes of Stretford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to address the United Kingdom gender gap, in the light of the World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2014.

*The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve mental health services for infants, children and young people in local authority care, and for care leavers.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current levels of income and wealth inequality in the United Kingdom.

Thursday 27 November at 11.00am

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the teaching of classics in schools.

*Lord Brabazon of Tara to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they are giving to British lorry drivers at Calais to deter illegal immigrants from attempting to board their lorries.

*Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to develop the economy of Greater Manchester.

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to move that this House takes note of the role of religion and belief in British public life.

It is expected that a topical question for short debate will be asked after the first debate this day. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 17 November and will be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 18 November.

The Earl of Clancarty to move that this House takes note of the case for arts education in schools.

Monday 1 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to develop a campaign to address HIV stigma along the lines of the "Time to Change" campaign on mental health stigma.

*Baroness Prosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take in 2015 to support a reduction in late HIV diagnoses in England.

*Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress in developing a vaccine in order effectively to address global HIV/AIDS.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish their response to their consultation on humanist marriage.

Tuesday 2 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Afghan interpreters have applied for relocation to the United Kingdom; and by when their applications will be decided and relocation completed.

*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Kuwait about granting citizenship to the stateless Bidoon who are resident in that country.

*Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from the Welsh Government concerning the control and management of fracking for gas in Wales.

Wednesday 3 December at 3.00pm

*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage local authorities to provide more allotments.

*Lord Imbert to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the success or failure of Police and Crime Commissioners, particularly in comparison to the cost, democratic accountability and competence of the Police Authorities they replaced.

*Lord Lloyd of Berwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recent decision of the High Court in Fletcher and others v. Governor of HMP Whatton and the Secretary of State for Justice that the Secretary of State is in breach of his public law duty in relation to the continued detention of prisoners detained under imprisonment for public protection sentences.

Thursday 4 December at 11.00am

*Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the government of Iran on behalf of Ghoncheh Ghavami, a joint British and Iranian citizen who was jailed for a year after attending an International Volleyball Federation World League match in Iran.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with the government of the Republic of Ireland on the United Kingdom’s justice opt-outs under the Lisbon Treaty.

*Lord Howarth of Newport to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of criticism from the judiciary, they plan to reconsider their policies for legal aid.

It is expected that a topical question for short debate will be asked after the first debate this day. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 24 November, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 25 November.

Monday 8 December at 2.30pm

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of child poverty on children’s early years educational development.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they issue to local authorities in respect of enforcing planning and other regulations relating to short-term holiday lets.

*Baroness Pitkeathley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any recent assessment of the financial contribution of unpaid carers to the national economy.

*Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government why there has only been a one per cent increase in the number of prisoners in England and Wales at work since 2010.

Tuesday 9 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of new technology and the digital revolution on the United Kingdom labour market.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in the Republic of Sudan.

*Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the decision of the High Court that the consultation on mesothelioma legal fees was unlawful, and the lack of new funding for mesothelioma research, what is their policy with regard to combatting mesothelioma and supporting victims.

†Wednesday 10 December at 3.00pm

†*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for resisting further extensions of United Kingdom opt-ins to a European corpus juris.

†*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for strengthening the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

†*Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to recognise the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai for her contribution to girls’ education nationally and internationally.

†Thursday 11 December at 11.00am

†*Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether general practitioners working within the National Health Service are bound by the Hippocratic Oath, and if so, whether they will place a copy of the said Oath in the Library of the House.

†*Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the United Kingdom’s balance of trade will be in surplus.

†*Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government for what reasons British parents living abroad must wait for a minimum of eight weeks after having applied for their newborn baby’s first passport before they receive it.

It is expected that a topical question for short debate will be asked after the first debate this day. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 1 December, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 2 December.

†Monday 15 December at 2.30pm

†*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many medical staff working in the National Health Service today, including doctors and nurses, were trained in Africa.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 18 November for debate on 11 December. Time limit 2½ hours

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

The Earl of Listowel to move that this House takes note of the report by the London School of Economics and the Centre for Mental Health The costs of perinatal mental health problems, published on 21 October.

Lord Lexden to move that this House takes note of the tercentenary of the Hanoverian succession.

Lord Norton of Louth to move that this House takes note of the case for appointing a Convocation on the Constitution to assess the consequences of recent and planned changes to the constitution of the United Kingdom and to identify the principles underpinning the nation’s constitutional arrangements.

Lord Boateng to move that this House takes note of the actions available to strengthen the healthcare systems in sub-Saharan Africa in the light of the experience of the ebola crisis.

Lord Sharkey to move that this House takes note of the case for cutting income tax.

Lord Shipley to move that this House takes note of the case for enabling economic leadership for cities.

Lord Strasburger to move that this House takes note of the case for a Digital Bill of Rights.

Baroness Walmsley to move that this House takes note of the economic and social impact of providing free school meals.

Lord Storey to move that this House takes note of the case for having fully qualified teachers in every classroom.

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

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to move that this House takes note of the case for establishing new global development goals in 2015.

Lord Hutton of Furness to move that this House takes note of the current state of relations between the United Kingdom and Cuba.

Select Committee Reports 

The dates on which the reports were published are in italics

Lord Howell of Guildford to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Select Committee on Soft Power and the UK’s Influence on Persuasion and Power in the Modern World (Session 2013–14, HL Paper 150). 28 March 2014

Lord Hardie to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Select Committee on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Session 2013–14, HL Paper 139). 13 March 2014

Lord Krebs to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on Waste or resource? Stimulating a bioeconomy (3rd Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 141). 6 March 2014

Lord Shutt of Greetland to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Select Committee on the Inquiries Act 2005 (Session 2013–14, HL Paper 143). 11 March 2014

Lord Inglewood to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on Broadcast general election debates (2nd Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 171). 13 May 2014

Lord Krebs to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on International Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students (4th Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 162). 11 April 2014

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The Role of National Parliaments in the European Union (9th Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 151). 24 March 2014

Lord Inglewood to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on Media plurality (1st Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 120). 4 February 2014

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

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

Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that lessons have been learnt in the 19 years since the massacre at Srebrenica in relation to Bosnia Herzegovina and nationalism in that region. (10 June)

Lord Alderdice to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Report of the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Electoral Conduct, and its various recommendations. (11 June)

Lord Parekh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to maintain and, where necessary, improve the level of medical competence and skill in the National Health Service. (11 June)

Baroness Suttie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce the rate of tuberculosis in the United Kingdom over the next 10 years. (12 June)

Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to respond to the United Nations Secretary-General’s statement of 26 June 2013 on drug policy urging Member States to "conduct a wide-ranging and open debate that considers all options". (18 June)

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what policies are required for the future conservation and upkeep of peat lands in the United Kingdom. (19 June)

Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to work with global stakeholders to address investment in research and development in global health, and particularly to support the development of new tools and treatments for tuberculosis. (19 June)

Baroness Flather to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of Sharia law in the United Kingdom, particularly on women. (19 June)

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 re-admissions to hospital. (25 June)

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking a lead in the diplomatic and humanitarian response to the conflicts in Sudan and South Sudan. (26 June)

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of the mandatory display on food premises of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme certificate. (30 June)

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effectiveness of multi-agency initiatives in the field of health and social care which operate without a separate governance framework. (2 July)

Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in the developing world; and what plans they have to build on this work post-2015. (2 July)

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage more bilateral trade between the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka. (7 July)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the diagnosis and treatment of neurofibromatosis Type 1. (8 July)

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote more cadet units in schools. (16 July)

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the statute law repeal work of the Law Commissions; and what consideration they have given to increasing the scale of that activity. (21 July)

Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage elderly people to prepare living wills and powers of attorney in anticipation of serious illness or degenerative disease. (23 July)

Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the long-term impact of current levels of funding of the criminal bar. (23 July)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve maternity care and to ensure that staff are trained and developed to meet future needs. (24 July)

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reform the funding of political parties in the United Kingdom. (28 July)

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to abolish the liability of private householders and others for chancel repairs. (28 July)

The Earl of Lytton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for the settlement of unclear or disputed property boundaries. (29 July)

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are giving to individual artists, including visual artists, writers and composers. (30 July)

Baroness Browning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for National Health Service treatment of patients with communication impairments. (30 July)

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for building stability overseas. (26 September)

Lord Darzi of Denham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support the recommendations of the London Health Commission with regard to combatting the impact of smoking on health. (26 September)

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reforms to Disabled Students’ Allowance, what are the duties of higher education institutions towards disabled students. (13 October)

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role that women’s refuge centres play in protecting victims of domestic and mental abuse. (13 October)

The Lord Bishop of Truro to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local welfare assistance schemes provide effective support to people in crisis and will continue to be able to do so. (13 October)

Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the results of the review into the setting of Universal Credit conditionality when children are in distress. (13 October)

Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage the growth of small businesses in the United Kingdom. (15 October)

Lord Patel of Bradford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to include all adolescent boys in the national screening programme for human papilloma virus. (15 October)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to ensure that more hotels in the United Kingdom have better facilities for disabled people. (16 October)

Lord Thomas of Gresford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage women to participate in the sport of rowing at every level of ability. (22 October)

Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of mental health services for deaf people using British sign language. (29 October: amended on 10 November)

The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve mental health services for infants, children and young people, for care leavers, and for adults with care experience. (29 October)

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent events in Eritrea and Ethiopia, and of their impact on migration to Western Europe. (3 November)

Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the National Lottery in the United Kingdom. (3 November)

Lord Monks to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the future position of museums in regional areas, in the light of the withdrawal of national funding from 2015–16 onwards. (3 November)

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the social and economic value of sports volunteering in the United Kingdom. (4 November)

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report Is General Practice in Crisis? by the Nuffield Trust. (6 November)

Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to meet the continuing challenge of HIV and AIDS. (7 November)

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current proposals for a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine. (11 November)

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effect on the youth unemployed of a potential increase in the employment levels of older people. (11 November)

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for a concerted European approach to the issues arising from the refugees and migrants from the Middle East and North Africa. (17 November)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recovery effort in the Philippines since Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. (17 November)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 17 November and due for answer by 1 December.

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 28 July (HL1063) whether Mr Belhaj was the subject of the discussion with the government of the United States referred to in the answer.   HL2845

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 11 August (HL1352), what steps are in place to prevent citizens of countries from which a visa is required to visit the United Kingdom but not the Republic of Ireland from entering the UK through the Republic of Ireland.   HL2846

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to encourage foreign students to enrol in United Kingdom universities.   HL2847

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the export earnings which derive from foreign students attending United Kingdom universities.   HL2848

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether students attending United Kingdom universities are included in the immigration statistics; and if so, why.   HL2849

Lord Ashcroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any proposals to follow the Canadian example of allowing foreign students ‎the opportunity to work in the United Kingdom for a limited period before they return home.   HL2850

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether people who are undergoing a work capability assessment because of mental health problems are guaranteed assessment by health professionals who have psychiatric expertise.   HL2851

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the outcomes of the round-table event convened by Ofgem on 29 October on price differences between various payment methods for domestic consumers of electricity and gas, particularly in relation to addressing the higher fuel costs of pre-payment meters.   HL2852

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many planning appeals and enforcement appeals involving (1) a single Gypsy and Traveller pitch, and (2) a single dwelling house, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has recovered since 1 July 2013.   HL2853

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many planning and enforcement appeals involving Gypsy sites in the Green Belt were allowed between February 2006 and March 2012; and how many of those related to temporary permissions.   HL2854

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to suggest that the United Nations conducts an inquiry into the reported failure of the United Nations Mission in Darfur to report allegations received on 4 November of mass rape carried out between 31 October and 2 November in Tabit, Sudan.   HL2855

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government by what date they expect to fulfil their undertaking to accept 500 refugees from Syria.   HL2856

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of reports of incitement to violence in Palestinian Authority school textbooks and media.   HL2857

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of India regarding women who underwent sterilisation at a government-run camp in Chhattisgarh, and the outcomes for those women.   HL2858

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussion they have had with the government of India regarding its sterilisation campaign and incentives.   HL2859

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the alleged hanging of a Palestinian bus driver by settlers in Jerusalem on 17 November.   HL2860

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with the government of Israel concerning its intention to raise the maximum penalty for stone throwing to 20 years imprisonment.   HL2861

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the loss to the Palestinian economy each year through the destruction of olive trees; and whether they have any plans to ensure that such losses will be repaired.    HL2862

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they will make to the government of Israel in respect of the funding of continuing healthcare in Gaza when the United Kingdom ceases its funding in February.   HL2863

The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage greater and co-ordinated regional political pressure being put on all parties to the conflict in South Sudan to cease fighting and to respect agreements signed to date.   HL2864

The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to seeking a United Nations Security Council-backed arms and ammunition embargo on South Sudan.
   HL2865

The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage the Intergovernmental Authority on Development and other interested parties to include in peace talks in South Sudan representatives of all communities in South Sudan.   HL2866

The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the mandate of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan remains focused on protecting civilians, including preventing sexual violence, and that it has sufficient capacity and resources to fulfil that mandate.   HL2867

The Lord Bishop of Derby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with other donor countries about the case for innovative funding arrangements to meet long-term humanitarian needs in South Sudan.   HL2868

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding they have provided for locally delivered Universal Support in the Universal Credit Pathfinder areas; what funding is planned for the roll-out in 2015; and how much of any such funding will be targeted at front-line delivery, as opposed to "enabling" activities (such as assessing needs and provision in an area, and co-ordinating existing services).   HL2869

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office-funded project "Inside Out: Working in North Korea to connect its journalists to the internet world" in the light of the findings of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry in respect of the control of media content in North Korea by that country’s Publication and Broadcasting Department, the level of editorial freedom, the pre-determined and centrally controlled nature of stories and the availability of internet access.   HL2870

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the findings of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on the use of radio broadcasting as a source of information for ordinary North Koreans, they consider radio broadcasts to be an effective means to reach the majority of the North Korean population and especially those without access to television or the internet.
   HL2871

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reported cases of abuse against North Korean workers in Lusail City, Qatar; and what steps they are taking to ensure that Qatar meets its International Labour Organisation obligations and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.   HL2872

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Ministry of Justice advised Sodexo, the contractors managing HM Prison Northumberland at Acklington, not to appear before the Overview and Scrutiny Committee of Northumberland County Council; and, if so, on what basis.   HL2873

Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty’s Government since the introduction of individual electoral registration how many people have attempted to register to vote but failed to do so because they were unable to provide their National Insurance number; and how many of those were online applicants.
   HL2874

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 17 November (HL2522), what action, on top of the Electoral Commission’s encouragement of Electoral Registration Officers to work with schools to target attainers as part of their public engagement work, they are (1) aware of, (2) willing to take, and (3) going to take.   HL2875

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking in respect of the recommendations of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development report Trade and Environment Review 2013: Wake Up Before it is Too Late, with specific reference to (1) sustainable agriculture, (2) improved research, (3) re-allocation of land use, (4) reform of global trade rules, (5) climate change, and (6) ecological intensification.   HL2876

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients have undergone orthognathic treatment in each region of England in each of the last five years.   HL2877

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each region of England in each of the last five years, how many patients with (1) head and neck cancer, and (2) hypodontia, have received treatment with dental implants.   HL2878

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each region of England in each of the last five years, what has been the cost to the National Health Service of orthognathic treatment.   HL2879

Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each region of England in each of the last five years, what has been the cost to the National Health Service of dental implants for patients with (1) head and neck cancer, and (2) hypodontia.   HL2880

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contacts they have had with the government of Iran in relation to the ongoing military campaign in Iraq against ISIL.   HL2881

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government to which rebel groups in Syria they have offered financial or military assistance; and by which groups such assistance has been accepted.
   HL2882

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are aware of any military terrorists fighting for ISIL who have ever been trained by the British Army or are using British weapons.   HL2883

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to encourage the government of Israel to contribute to the rebuilding of Gaza after the damage caused in the recent conflict; and if not, why not.   HL2884

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Turkey about the future status of the Kurds in Northern Syria.   HL2885

Lord Stevens of Ludgate to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 10 November (WS 1), whether they have ever categorised any of the public bodies referred to as a "quango"; and, if so, how many such bodies have been abolished and how many remain.   HL2886

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent political resignations in Georgia and accusations that members of the United National Movement are being investigated.   HL2887

Lord Eames to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the statement of Mr Marzuki Darusman, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in North Korea, that the United Kingdom should consider implementation of all recommendations made by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry, whether there are any points within recommendations 1224 and 1225 that they consider do not apply to the United Kingdom.   HL2888

Lord Hutton of Furness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of the Republic of Ireland concerning the commemoration of the outbreak of First World War; and what was the outcome of any such discussions.   HL2889

Lord Hutton of Furness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the level of trade between Cuba and the United Kingdom in each of the last 10 years.   HL2890

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many medicines for the treatment of rare diseases the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has considered; and how many it has approved since it took over responsibility for that function from the Advisory Group on National Specialised Services.   HL2891

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many medicines for the treatment of rare diseases have been selected for assessment by the "Commissioning through Evaluation" mechanism.
   HL2892

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask NHS England to publish the membership of its Clinical Priorities Advisory Group, its Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group and its Directly Commissioned Services Committee.   HL2893

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria are used by the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group, the Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group and the Directly Commissioned Services Committee in their assessment of medicines for the treatment of rare diseases.   HL2894

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what encouragement they are giving to the pharmaceutical industry to develop new treatments for patients with rare diseases.   HL2895

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with NHS England about incorporating the views of patients when they are making their decisions about the availability of medicines for the treatment of rare diseases in the National Health Service.   HL2896

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

22 October (5 November)

HL2302 Baroness King of Bow [DCLG]

24 October (7 November)

HL2413 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [MoD]

27 October (10 November)

HL2457 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

28 October (11 November)

HL2493 Lord West of Spithead [MoD]

HL2494 Lord West of Spithead [MoD]

29 October (12 November)

HL2506 Lord Morrow [HO]

HL2507 Lord Morrow [HO]

30 October (13 November)

HL2541 Lord Laird [HO]

HL2543 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL2546 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL2550 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [HO]

HL2559 The Lord Bishop of St Albans [HO]

3 November (17 November)

HL2569 Lord Empey [DfID]

HL2595 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

HL2596 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

HL2597 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

HL2598 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

HL2599 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

HL2600 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [DCMS]

HL2604 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [HO]

HL2614 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [DECC]

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

[DCLG] 1

[DCMS] 1

[DECC] 1

[DfID] 1

[HO] 14

[MoD] 3

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

21 November

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

Private Member’s

 

Duchy of Cornwall [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Employment Practices [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Voter Registration [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Public Advocate [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Governance of Sport [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Land Value Tax [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (Repeal) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Licensing Act 2003 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Abortion Act 1967 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

BBC (Trustee Election and Licence Fee) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Withdrawal) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Council Tax Valuation Bands [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Chancel Repairs [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mesothelioma (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Cats [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Leader of the House of Lords [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Prime Minister (Limitation of Period of Office) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

National Insurance Contributions

Government

 

Committed to a Special Public Bill Committee

   

Insurance [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Deregulation (in respect of clauses 13 to 91 and Schedules 4 to 20) (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

18 November

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

21 November

Parliamentary Privilege (Defamation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mutuals’ Redeemable and Deferred Shares [HL]

Private Member’s

21 November

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) [HL]

Private Member’s

21 November

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism

Government

18 November

Modern Slavery

Government

 

Waiting for Report

   

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Consumer Rights (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

19 November

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Infrastructure [HL] (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

19 November

Wales (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Sent to the Commons

   

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

Government

 

Serious Crime [HL]

Government

 

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Buckinghamshire County Council (Filming on Highways) [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons Amended

   

Criminal Justice and Courts (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

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 Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2014

13th Report

 

Draft Contracting Out (Vehicle Certification and Related Functions) Order 2014

   

Draft Single Source Contract Regulations 2014

   

Draft Compensation (Claims Management Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

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

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Claims Management Complaints) (Fees) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Library Advisory Council for England) Order 2014

   

Draft Government of Wales Act 2006 (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2014

   

Draft Keeping and Introduction of Fish (England and River Esk Catchment Area) Regulations 2015

   

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

   

Draft Electricity Capacity (Supplier Payment etc.) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Transfer of Tribunal Functions (Transport Tribunal) Order 2014

   

Draft Water Industry (Specified Infrastructure Projects) (English Undertakers) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund (Winding Up) Order 2014

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2014

 

19 November

Draft Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme Order 2014

 

19 November

Draft Jobseeker’s Allowance (18–21 Work Skills Pilot Scheme) Regulations 2014

12th Report

19 November

Draft Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments) (Units of Additional Pension) Order 2014

 

19 November

Draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2014

 

19 November

Draft Social Security Class 3A Contributions (Units of Additional Pension) Regulations 2014

 

19 November

Draft Business Improvement Districts (Property Owners) (England) Regulations 2014

 

19 November

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Broadcasting (Independent Productions) (Amendment) Order 2014

 

19 November

Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations 2014

 

19 November

Draft Social Security Contributions (Limited Liability Partnership) Regulations 2014

 

19 November

Draft Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Adoption from Overseas) Regulations 2014

 

20 November

Draft Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014

 

20 November

Draft Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Sections 75A, 75B, 75G, 75H, 80A and 80B to Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014

 

20 November

Draft Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Sections 75G and 75H to Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2014

 

20 November

Draft Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave (Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014

 

20 November

Draft Shared Parental Leave and Paternity and Adoption Leave (Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2014

 

20 November

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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 Compensation (Claims Management Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Companies Obligation) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014

9th Report

 

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014

   

Draft Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2014

   

Draft Referral Fees (Regulators and Regulated Persons) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2014

   

Draft Maternity and Parental Leave etc. (Amendment) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Functions Exercisable in or as Regards Scotland) Order 2015

   

Draft Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (Consequential and Contrary Provisions and Scotland) and Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2014

11th Report

18 November

Draft Marriage of Same Sex Couples (Conversion of Civil Partnership) Regulations 2014

11th Report

18 November

Draft Child Poverty Act 2010 (Persistent Poverty Target) Regulations 2014

11th Report

 

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed) Amendment Order 2015

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys) (Modification of Functions) Order 2014

   

Draft Fuel Poverty (England) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Consular Marriages and Marriages under Foreign Law (No. 2) Order 2014

 

18 November

Draft Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 and Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2014

   

Draft Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014

   

Draft Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) Order 2014

12th Report

 

Negative Instruments 

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

9th Report

   

Social Security (Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance) (Waiting Days) Amendment Regulations 2014

11 November

19 November

10th Report

   

Education (Independent School Standards) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

22 November

 

11th Report

   

Local Government (Transparency Requirements) (England) Regulations 2014

26 November

 

12th Report

   

Rail Passengers’ Rights and Obligations (Exemptions) Regulations 2014

5 December

 

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Report

Consideration

Affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee, considered in Grand Committee and waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014

6th Report

19 November

Public Bodies Order in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Order waiting for consideration by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Library Advisory Council for England) Order 2014

6 January

 

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 18 November

   

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

in Brussels

Digital Skills

Select Committee

10.00am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

The Arctic

Select Committee

10.30am

Draft Protection of Charities Bill

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Wednesday 19 November

   

Human Rights

Joint Committee

9.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

10.00am

Affordable Childcare

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

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

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Information

Domestic Committee

4.15pm

Tuesday 25 November

   

Privileges and Conduct

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

11.00am
in Residence 1

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 26 November

   

Extradition Law

Select Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

4.00pm

Monday 1 December

   

Security

Joint Committee

4.30pm

Tuesday 2 December

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Thursday 4 December

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Monday 8 December

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 9 December

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 17 November 2014 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Worcester.

1 Retirement The Lord Speaker informed the House of the retirement with effect from 17 November of Lord Chorley under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014.

2 Viscountcy of Davidson in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Lord Chancellor reported that the Honourable Malcolm William Mackenzie Davidson had established his claim to the Viscountcy of Davidson in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter Viscount Davidson on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5) of the United Kingdom.

Public Business

3 Health: HIV A question was asked by Lord Fowler and answered by Baroness Northover.

4 National Health Service: funding A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Earl Howe.

5 Financial services: cold calling A question was asked by Lord Sharkey and answered by Lord Newby.

6 Children: alcohol harm A question was asked by Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

7 Immigration Act 2014 (Bank Accounts) Regulations 2014 Lord Newby moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.

8 Immigration Act 2014 (Bank Accounts) (Amendment) Order 2014 Lord Newby moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 22 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9 Immigration Act 2014 (Bank Accounts) (Prohibition on Opening Current Accounts for Disqualified Persons) Order 2014 Lord Newby moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 22 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Statutory Shared Parental Pay (General) Regulations 2014 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 Maternity and Adoption Leave (Curtailment of Statutory Rights to Leave) Regulations 2014 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12 Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.

13 Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Surveillance and Property Interference: Code of Practice) Order 2014 Lord Bates moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 22 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.

14 Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Human Intelligence Sources: Code of Practice) Order 2014 Lord Bates moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 22 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.

15 Modern Slavery Bill Lord Bates moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

16 Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Sections 75G and 75H to Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2014 
Shared Parental Leave and Paternity and Adoption Leave (Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2014 
Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Adoption from Overseas) Regulations 2014 
Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Sections 75A, 75B, 75G, 75H, 80A and 80B to Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014 
Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave (Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014 
Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014 
Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations 2014 
Social Security Contributions (Limited Liability Partnership) Regulations 2014 
Broadcasting (Independent Productions) (Amendment) Order 2014 
Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014

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

17 G20 Summit The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

18 Criminal Justice and Data Protection (Protocol No. 36) Regulations 2014 Lord Bates moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 3 November be approved, and moved to resolve that this House thereby endorses the Government’s formal application to rejoin 35 European Union Justice and Home Affairs measures. Then Lord Boswell of Aynho moved, as an amendment to the original motion, at end to insert ", but that this House, having regard to earlier undertakings by Ministers, regrets the inappropriate manner in which the Government have sought parliamentary approval for their application.". After debate, the amendment was withdrawn and the original motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 11.23pm until Tuesday 18 November at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

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

Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Sections 75G and 75H to Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Sections 75G and 75H to Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Shared Parental Leave and Paternity and Adoption Leave (Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Shared Parental Leave and Paternity and Adoption Leave (Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Adoption from Overseas) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Adoption from Overseas) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Sections 75A, 75B, 75G, 75H, 80A and 80B to Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Sections 75A, 75B, 75G, 75H, 80A and 80B to Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave (Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave (Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Parental Order Cases) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations 2014 Lord Newby moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Social Security Contributions (Limited Liability Partnership) Regulations 2014 Lord Newby moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Social Security Contributions (Limited Liability Partnership) Regulations 2014. The motion was agreed to.

Broadcasting (Independent Productions) (Amendment) Order 2014 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Broadcasting (Independent Productions) (Amendment) Order 2014. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 4.50pm.

Papers 

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

Command Paper

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

Post Legislative Scrutiny-Post Legislative Scrutiny of the Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Act 2009.    (8949)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)

The following instruments were laid before the House on the dates shown:

       
Title, etc.

SI No

Date of laying

Negative Instruments

   

Air Navigation (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2014, laid under the Civil Aviation Act 1982.

2920

12 November

(1) Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2014

  2925

12 November

(2) Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Environmental Standards) Order 2014

  2926

12 November

laid under the Civil Aviation Act 1949.

   

Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2947

12 November

Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 7) Rules 2014, laid under the Civil Procedure Act 1997.

2948

12 November

Dartford-Thurrock Crossing (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Act 1988.

2949

12 November

Armed Forces Pension Scheme and Armed Forces Early Departure Payments Scheme (Amendment) Order 2014, laid under the Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Act 2004.

2958

13 November

Products Containing Meat etc. (England) Regulations 2014, laid under the Food Safety Act 1990.

3001

13 November

Weights and Measures (Food) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2975

14 November

Commons Registration (England) Regulations 2014, laid under the Commons Act 2006.

3038

14 November

Instrument not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

   

Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2014, laid under the Saint Helena Act 1833.

2919

12 November

Affirmative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution:

Draft Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund (Winding Up) Order 2014, laid under the Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Act 2004.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Payment of Pension Levies for Past Periods Regulations, laid under the Pensions Act 2014.   (2939)

2 Draft Modifications to the Smart Energy Code and the Smart Meter Communication Licences (Smart Meters No. 1 of 2015), laid under the Energy Act 2008.   (-)

Prepared 18th November 2014