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House of Lords Business

Monday 15 December 2014 at 2.30pm

The Lord Bishop of Southwark will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Higher Education Commission’s report Too Good to Fail: The Financial Sustainability of Higher Education in England.

*The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of devolution on arts and culture within the United Kingdom.

*Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards the appointment of a chairman for the independent panel inquiry into child sexual abuse.

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

Keeping and Introduction of Fish (England and River Esk Catchment Area) Regulations 2015 Lord De Mauley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 November be approved. 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 8 December

Water Industry (Specified Infrastructure Projects) (English Undertakers) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Lord De Mauley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 11 November be approved. 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 8 December

Single Source Contract Regulations 2014 Baroness Jolly to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 29 October be approved. 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (special attention drawn to the instrument), considered in Grand Committee on 8 December

Electricity Capacity (Supplier Payment etc.) Regulations 2014 Baroness Verma to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 10 November be approved. 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 8 December

Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Lord Popat to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 11 November be approved. 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 15th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 8 December

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee, and that it be an instruction to the Committee that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 39
Clauses 71 to 74
Schedule 2
Clauses 75 to 78
Schedule 3
Clauses 79 to 81
Schedule 4
Clauses 82 to 91
Schedule 5
Clauses 92 to 94
Schedule 6
Clauses 95 to 108
Schedule 7

Clause 109
Schedule 8
Clauses 110 to 123
Schedule 9
Clauses 124 to 130
Schedule 10
Clauses 131 to 141
Schedule 11
Clauses 142 to 151
Clause 40
Schedule 1
Clauses 41 to 70
Clauses 152 to 158.

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

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).

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee [Lord Newby] 10th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

The following four motions are expected to be debated together:

Banking Act 2009 (Restriction of Special Bail-in Provision, etc.) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Banks and Building Societies (Depositor Preference and Priorities) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Banking Act 2009 (Mandatory Compensation Arrangements Following Bail-in) Regulations 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Bank Recovery and Resolution Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) (Amendment) Order 2014 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Newby] 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Future Business 

Tuesday 16 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to re-introduce a dog licensing fee.

*Baroness Knight of Collingtree to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take following the first reading of the Abortion (Sex-Selection) Bill in the House of Commons on 4 November.

*Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of academies on the education of children with special educational needs.

†*Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the report prepared by the United States Congress on CIA involvement in torture.

Privileges and Conduct The Chairman of Committees to move that the 2nd Report from the Select Committee (The conduct of Lord Redesdale) (HL Paper 78) be agreed to.

If the report of the Committee for Privileges and Conduct is agreed to, it is expected that Lord Redesdale will make a personal statement of apology to the House

Mutuals’ Deferred Shares Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Naseby]

The following two bills are expected to be debated together:

Pension Schemes Bill Second Reading [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Taxation of Pensions Bill (Money Bill) Second Reading (and remaining stages) [Lord Newby]

Wednesday 17 December at 11.00am

Royal Assent

*Baroness Shephard of Northwold to ask Her Majesty’s Government what specific estimates they have made of the impact of the Childcare Payments Bill on maternal employment rates and the level of income tax paid by working mothers.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve dermatology services in the National Health Service.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to address the increase in alcohol-related disease.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 15 December.

Recall of MPs Bill Second Reading [Lord Wallace of Saltaire]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Wallace of Saltaire to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Sensitive Words and Expressions) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the Regulations laid before the House on 27 November be approved. 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Draft Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2014 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 27 November be approved. 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Tuesday 6 January at 2.30pm

*Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effects on children of the publication of photographs of them without agreement or permission; and what consideration they have given to the aims of Protect: the Campaign for Children’s Privacy.

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans the National Health Service has to reduce the number of premature deaths caused by the combined impact of nitrogen dioxide and fine particles emitted by diesel engines.

*Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to suggest that the report of the Chilcot Inquiry is published before the start of the pre-election purdah.

Wednesday 7 January at 3.00pm

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 December (HL Deb, col 1593–6), what assessment they have made of the views of London residents about clause 33 of the Deregulation Bill and the impact of the proposed changes to controls on London lettings on long-term residents.

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for promoting the economic prosperity of towns that do not form part of city regions.

*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any reform of Disabled Students’ Allowance will take full account of the case for encouraging independent learning and study for eligible students.

Thursday 8 January at 11.00am

*The Lord Bishop of Chester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of United Kingdom electricity consumption was generated abroad in the last year for which statistics are available.

*Lord McAvoy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of shared space crossings on the safety of blind and partially sighted people and other people with a disability.

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent assessment of the position in Ukraine.

Baroness Massey of Darwen to move that this House takes note of the case for early years intervention in breaking the cycle of deprivation and promoting social mobility

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 29 December, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 30 December.

Lord Turnberg to move that this House takes note of the future of the National Health Service.

Monday 12 January at 2.30pm

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich will be introduced.

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 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 Inglewood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Report of the Communications Committee on Media plurality (1st Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 120). 4 February 2014

Other Motion for Debate 

Lord Williams of Elvel to move that it be an instruction to the Procedure Committee that they do consider and report to the House by 27 February 2015 on the means by which the House can, in order to ensure the orderly conduct of business, effect a reduction to 400 in the number of Peers attending the House each day.

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

Baroness Wheeler to move that this House takes note of the 17 negative instruments relating to care and support laid before the House between 24 and 31 October. (See Negative Instruments list) 14th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours

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 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, including those with early stage dementia, to prepare living wills and powers of attorney in anticipation of serious illness or degenerative disease. (23 July: amended on 10 December)

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 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)

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)

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)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the benefits to the United Kingdom of ratification of Protocol 15 to the European Convention on Human Rights. (21 November)

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative following the Global Summit in June 2014. (24 November)

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effect of European Union regulation on British agriculture. (25 November)

Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the political stability of the borders of Europe and Russia. (26 November)

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the implications for labour market policy of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics’ report Wellbeing in four policy areas. (27 November)

Baroness Drake to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to raise awareness of the autoimmune condition Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) amongst general practitioners and throughout the National Health Service. (27 November)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recent decision of the General Assembly of the United Nations following its consideration of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry report identifying crimes against humanity in North Korea; and whether they intend to ask the United Nations Security Council to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court. (27 November)

Baroness Browning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report Winterbourne View - Time for Change. (1 December)

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve access to treatments for patients with rare diseases. (3 December)

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the continuing sustainability of rural communities, in the light of the additional costs and challenges of service provision in the countryside. (4 December)

Lord Purvis of Tweed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role of digital inclusion and open government in engaging young people and under-represented groups in the democratic process. (5 December)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the Supreme Court’s March 2014 judgment on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards has had on healthcare. (8 December)

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to use, and to encourage the development of, technologies to reduce the number of collisions between heavy goods vehicles and cyclists. (9 December)

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their strategic priorities for international development after April 2015. (11 December)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 12 December and due for answer by 30 December.

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in considering visa applications from outside the European Union, they differentiate between applicants who are monogamous or polygamous wives of United Kingdom residents; and whether they differentiate between such applicants who are intended monogamous or polygamous wives.   HL3692

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will update the table in the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 10 January 2012 (HL14312) showing how many members of Home Office staff have been convicted of criminal offences in connection with their official activities in each of the last five years, showing in each case the name of the offender, the date of conviction and the sentence received.   HL3693

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government which groups of employees in the public sector are reimbursed for official use of private cars at a higher rate than 45 pence per mile and why. 
   HL3694

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what adjustment they intend to make to the £23,250 non-housing capital asset limit for the deferred payment scheme when the capital limit for means-tested care benefits rises from £23,250 to £118,000 in April 2016.   HL3695

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government which Marine Protected Areas will be established around the coast of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland during each year from 2015 to 2020; what restrictions on fishing, transport, and extraction of oil, gas and minerals will be required for each area; and which organisations will be responsible for regulating those areas and reporting on those developments.   HL3696

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government how old are the two Royal Navy vessels providing security in British waters at Gibraltar; what is their maximum potential speed in knots; and what is the estimated speed of the Spanish naval vessels which have made incursions in those waters. 
   HL3697

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Republic of Ireland participated in the Remembrance Day ceremony at Whitehall on 9 November; and whether they will give consideration to the participation of representatives of the Overseas Territories at future Remembrance Day ceremonies at Whitehall.   HL3698

Lord McAvoy to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have given guidance to local authorities regarding the installation of shared space pedestrian crossings.   HL3699

Lord McAvoy to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received any representations regarding the installation of shared space pedestrian crossings.   HL3700

Lord McAvoy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what statistics they have on the number of accidents where a shared space pedestrian crossing has been installed; and whether those statistics indicate an increase in such accidents.   HL3701

Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the outcomes of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe Ministerial Council Meeting held in Basel on 4 and 5 December; and what progress was made in the Helsinki +40 process.   HL3702

Lord Wade of Chorlton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the European Arrest Warrant on the application of habeas corpus.   HL3703

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report by the RAC Foundation Local Authority Parking Finances in England 2013/14, what assessment they have made of English local authorities’ income from off- and on-street car parking operations to ensure they are not making excessive profits.   HL3704

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of refugees and displaced people who have left Eritrea over the past twelve months; what they consider to be the factors involved in their decision to leave; what they consider to be their primary destinations; and what is their assessment of future conditions in Eritrea.   HL3705

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports of the ill-treatment of North Korean labourers working in building World Cup facilities in Qatar; and whether they have raised those reports with the government of Qatar.   HL3706

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports of the ill-treatment and death of North Korean workers at a mine in Sarawak; and whether they have raised those reports with the government of Malaysia.   HL3707

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of disabled people in North Korea.   HL3708

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the safety of the families of North Korean refugees who remain in North Korea was considered before the United Kingdom designated South Korea as a safe country of origin for refugees.    HL3709

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider North Korean asylum seekers to hold South Korean nationality; and whether the possession of South Korean nationality disqualifies North Korean asylum seekers from refugee status in the United Kingdom under Article 1(A)(2) of the 1951 Refugee Convention.   HL3710

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the availability of aggregates for the construction industry.   HL3711

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that the United Kingdom aggregates industry can compete fairly against overseas suppliers.   HL3712

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the vending machine industry regarding the introduction of new coins and the costs to business it may entail.   HL3713

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Hallmarking Convention in protecting the British precious metals industry. 
   HL3714

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect footpaths and rights of way in England.   HL3715

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made on creating the coastal path in England.   HL3716

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many doctor and nursing vacancies there were in emergency medicine in 2012, 2013 and 2014.   HL3717

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many general practitioner and nursing vacancies there were in general practice in 2012, 2013 and 2014.   HL3718

The Earl of Courtown to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the annual budget of the THINK! campaign for each year from 2009/10.   HL3719

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

24 November (8 December)

HL3120 Lord Patten [DCLG]

27 November (11 December)

HL3238 Lord Kilclooney [HMT]

HL3239 Lord Kilclooney [HMT]

HL3247 Lord Taylor of Warwick [HO]

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

[DCLG] 1

[HMT] 2

[HO] 1

     

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

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

 

Recall of MPs

Government

17 December

Pension Schemes (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

16 December

Taxation of Pensions (Money Bill-3 December)

Government

16 December

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target)

Private Member’s

 

Specialist Printing Equipment and Materials (Offences)

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Commitment

   

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

15 December

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

National Insurance Contributions

Government

15 December

Committed to a Special Public Bill Committee

   

Insurance [HL] (Law Commission Bill)

Government

15 December

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Parliamentary Privilege (Defamation) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism

Government

15 December

Deregulation (Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Modern Slavery (Northern Irish and Welsh Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Mutuals’ Deferred Shares [HL] (formerly Mutuals’ Redeemable and Deferred Shares [HL])

Private Member’s

16 December

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Sent to the Commons

   

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

Government

 

Serious Crime [HL] (Northern Irish and Welsh Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Infrastructure [HL] (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Returned to the Commons Amended

   

Consumer Rights (Northern Irish and Welsh Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Returned to the Commons with Reasons and an Amendment

   

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

Government

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Childcare Payments (Money Bill-18 November)

Government

17 December

Wales (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

17 December

Buckinghamshire County Council (Filming on Highways) [HL]

Private

17 December

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

   

Motor Vehicles (Variation of Speed Limits) (England and Wales) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Care and Support (Business Failure) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Care and Support (Children’s Carers) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Care and Support (Eligibility Criteria) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Care and Support (Market Oversight Criteria) Regulations 2014

   

Draft Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2015

   

Draft Films (Definition of "British Film") Order 2015

   

Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Code A) Order 2015

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (The Law Society) (Modification of Functions) Order 2015

   

Draft Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Code of Practice for Powers of Entry and Description of Relevant Persons) Order 2015

   

Draft Social Security (Penalty as Alternative to Prosecution) (Maximum Amount) Order 2015

   

Draft Justification Decision (Generation of Electricity by the UK ABWR Nuclear Reactor) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Communications Data) (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015

13th Report

 

Draft Judicial Pensions Regulations 2015

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) (Amendment) Order 2014

 

15 December

Draft Banking Act 2009 (Restriction of Special Bail-in Provision, etc.) Order 2014

 

15 December

Draft Banks and Building Societies (Depositor Preference and Priorities) Order 2014

 

15 December

Draft Banking Act 2009 (Mandatory Compensation Arrangements Following Bail-in) Regulations 2014

 

15 December

Draft Bank Recovery and Resolution Order 2014

 

15 December

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

15 December

Draft Electricity Capacity (Supplier Payment etc.) Regulations 2014

 

15 December

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

 

15 December

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

15th Report

15 December

Draft Single Source Contract Regulations 2014

 

15 December

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 Government of Wales Act 2006 (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Draft Transfer of Tribunal Functions (Transport Tribunal) Order 2014

   

Draft Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund (Winding Up) Order 2014

   

Draft Reservoirs (Scotland) Act 2011 (Restrictions on Disclosure of Information in relation to National Security etc.) Order 2015

   

Draft Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015

   

Draft State Pension Regulations 2015

   

Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Sensitive Words and Expressions) Regulations 2014

 

17 December

Draft Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2014

 

17 December

Draft Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (Amendment of Functions) Order 2014

   

Draft Universal Credit (Work-Related Requirements) In Work Pilot Scheme and Amendment Regulations 2015

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

14th Report

   

Care and Support (Provision of Health Services) Regulations 2014

7 December

 

Care and Support (Market Oversight Information) Regulations 2014

7 December

 

Care and Support (Discharge of Hospital Patients) Regulations 2014

7 December

 

Care and Support (Independent Advocacy Support) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Continuity of Care) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Assessment) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Ordinary Residence) (Specified Accommodation) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Disputes Between Local Authorities) Regulations 2014

10 December

 

Care and Support (Cross-border Placements) (Business Failure Duties of Scottish Local Authorities) Regulations 2014

11 December

 

Care and Support (Personal Budget: Exclusion of Costs) Regulations 2014

11 December

 

Care and Support (Cross-border Placements and Business Failure: Temporary Duty) (Dispute Resolution) Regulations 2014

11 December

 

Care and Support and After-care (Choice of Accommodation) Regulations 2014

13 December

 

Care and Support (Charging and Assessment of Resources) Regulations 2014

13 December

 

Care and Support (Preventing Needs for Care and Support) Regulations 2014

13 December

 

Care and Support (Sight-impaired and Severely Sight-impaired Adults) Regulations 2014

13 December

 

Care and Support (Deferred Payment) Regulations 2014

14 December

 

Care and Support (Direct Payments) Regulations 2014

14 December

 

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary procedure

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

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Community Governance Reviews) Order 2014

11 December

Affirmative

Public Bodies Orders in Progress 

 

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Draft Order waiting for consideration by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Home Grown Timber Advisory Committee) Order 2015 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

29 January

 

Draft Order waiting for further consideration by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee under the enhanced affirmative procedure

   

Draft Public Bodies (Abolition of the Library Advisory Council for England) Order 2014 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and 15th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

26 January

 

Forthcoming Retirements 

The following members of the House have given notice of their intention to retire.

 

Date of retirement

 

Lord Jenkin of Roding

6 January

 

Lord Nickson

27 March

 

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.

Monday 15 December

   

Insurance Bill [HL]

Special Public Bill Committee

10.00am
in the Moses Room

European Union

EU Sub-Committee C External Affairs

2.30pm

European Union

EU Sub-Committee E Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection

3.15pm

Tuesday 16 December

   

The Arctic

Select Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Draft Protection of Charities Bill

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 17 December

   

Extradition Law

Select Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

EU Sub-Committee F Home Affairs, Health and Education

10.15am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

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

10.30am

Wednesday 7 January

   

Human Rights

Joint Committee

9.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Monday 12 January

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.30pm

Tuesday 13 January

   

Digital Skills

Select Committee

10.00am

Monday 19 January

   

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 21 January

   

Affordable Childcare

Select Committee

10.30am

Wednesday 28 January

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Friday 12 December 2014 

The House met at 10.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Sheffield.

1 Retirement The Lord Speaker informed the House of the retirement with effect from 12 December of Lady Saltoun of Abernethy under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014.

Select Committee Report

2 Constitution 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Recall of MPs Bill. (7th Report, HL Paper 80)

Public Business

3 Medical Innovation Bill [HL] The report was received. Amendments were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 70)

4 Cohabitation Rights Bill [HL] Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames 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.

5 House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Bill [HL] The report was received. Amendments were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 71)

The House adjourned at 3.05pm until Monday 15 December at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Paper

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

Local Government-Government response to the 2nd Report of the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee on Local Government Chief Officers’ remuneration.    (8960)

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Railways and Rail Vehicles (Revocations and Consequential Amendments) Order 2014, laid under the Railways Act 1993.    (3244)

Prepared 15th December 2014