House of Lords Business

Wednesday 15 July 2015 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Day of Remembrance on 14 July for victims of dishonour-based violence, and what steps they are taking to prevent such violence against girls and women.

*Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of the £200 million reduction in the public health budget on local authorities in the current financial year.

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to implement the amendments to section 9 of the Equality Act 2010 that requires the introduction of secondary legislation to incorporate caste as a protected characteristic.

*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of their proposed amendments to the Hunting Act 2004 on efforts to protect animal welfare.

European Union (Approvals) Bill [HL] Lord Freud to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL] Report (day 2) [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Baroness Harris of Richmond to move that this House regrets that the Police Federation (Amendment) Regulations 2015 prevent the Federation from being properly funded in order to represent its members (SI 2015/630). 33rd Report, Session 2014–15, from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Baroness Quin to move that the Grand Committee takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The UK’s opt-in Protocol: implications of the Government’s approach (9th Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 136).

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that the Grand Committee takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on 2014–15 (1st Report, HL Paper 11).

Future Business 

Thursday 16 July at 11.00am

*Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following David Anderson QC’s report on surveillance legislation, whether they intend that Ministers should retain the power to authorise surveillance.

*Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of police forces supporting ambulance services by taking patients to accident and emergency departments.

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the Building Stability Overseas Strategy.

†*Lord Purvis of Tweed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on carbon emissions in the United Kingdom of the decision not to proceed with either the zero-carbon Allowable Solutions carbon offsetting scheme for homes or the 2016 increase in on-site energy efficiency standards.

†Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) to move that, in the event of a Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill being received from the Commons, Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be suspended on Monday 20 July to allow it to be taken through its remaining stages that day.

Privileges and Conduct The Chairman of Committees to move that the 2nd Report from the Select Committee (House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Act 2015: changes to standing orders) (HL Paper 15) be agreed to.

Standing Orders (Public Business) The Chairman of Committees to move that the standing orders relating to public business be amended as follows:

In Standing Order 10(1), after "House of Lords Reform Act 2014" insert "or expulsion under the House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Act 2015,"

After Standing Order 11 insert the following new Standing Order:

"Expulsion or suspension of a member

11A.-(1) In implementation of section 1 of the House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Act 2015, this Standing Order makes provision for expelling or suspending a member under that Act.

(2) A motion to expel or suspend a member must follow a recommendation from the Committee for Privileges and Conduct that the member be expelled or suspended (as the case may be) because the member has breached the Code of Conduct.

(3) Such a recommendation may be made by the Committee for Privileges and Conduct only if the Commissioner for Standards has found the member in breach of the Code of Conduct or the member is in breach of the Code in accordance with paragraph 16 or 17 of the Code.

(4) A motion to expel or suspend a member must state that, in the opinion of the House, the conduct giving rise to the motion occurred:

(a) on or after 26 June 2015, or

(b) before 26 June 2015 but was not public knowledge before 26 June 2015.

(5) A motion to suspend a member must specify the period for which the suspension is to last (which may be until the occurrence of a specified event).

(6) Notice must be given of a motion to expel or suspend a member.

(7) Expulsion or suspension takes effect as soon as the House has agreed the motion.

(8) This Standing Order does not affect the House’s inherent power to suspend a member for a period no longer than the remainder of the Parliament then in existence in respect of conduct occurring before 26 June 2015 which was public knowledge before 26 June 2015."

†Hybrid Instruments The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Crickhowell be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Luke, retired.

†Human Rights The Chairman of Committees to move that a Select Committee of six members be appointed to join with a Committee appointed by the Commons as the Joint Committee on Human Rights:

To consider:

(a) matters relating to human rights in the United Kingdom (but excluding consideration of individual cases);

(b) proposals for remedial orders, draft remedial orders and remedial orders made under section 10 of and laid under Schedule 2 to the Human Rights Act 1998; and

(c) in respect of draft remedial orders and remedial orders, whether the special attention of the House should be drawn to them on any of the grounds specified in Standing Order 73 (Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments);

To report to the House:

(a) in relation to any document containing proposals laid before the House under paragraph 3 of the said Schedule 2, its recommendation whether a draft order in the same terms as the proposals should be laid before the House; or

(b) in relation to any draft order laid under paragraph 2 of the said Schedule 2, its recommendation whether the draft Order should be approved;

and to have power to report to the House on any matter arising from its consideration of the said proposals or draft orders; and

To report to the House in respect of any original order laid under paragraph 4 of the said Schedule 2, its recommendation whether:

(a) the order should be approved in the form in which it was originally laid before Parliament; or

(b) the order should be replaced by a new order modifying the provisions of the original order; or

(c) the order should not be approved;

and to have power to report to the House on any matter arising from its consideration of the said order or any replacement order;

That the following members be appointed to the Committee:

B Buscombe
B Hamwee
L Henley

 

B Lawrence of Clarendon
B Prosser
L Woolf;

That the Committee have power to agree with the Committee appointed by the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;

That the quorum of the Committee shall be two;

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

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;

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

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to move that this House takes note of the "Responsibility to Protect" and the application of this international norm by the United Kingdom and the United Nations. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Lord Butler of Brockwell to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to consider alternatives to their proposals for English votes for English laws. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that this House takes note of worldwide violations of Article 18 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the case for greater priority to be given by the United Kingdom and the international community to upholding freedom of religion and belief. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

†National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2015 The Earl of Courtown to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 23 June be approved.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 1.00pm

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to support England’s biodiversity and to promote farming methods that help ensure a healthy ecosystem that includes pollinators, butterflies and farmland birds. (1 hour)

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy towards promoting the shared values that underpin British public life. (1 hour)

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure the sustainability of rural communities, in the light of the additional costs and challenges of service provision in rural areas. (1 hour)

Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to prevent the population of the United Kingdom reaching an unsustainable level. (1 hour)

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of lessons that can be learnt from the outbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone regarding the strengthening and development of sustainable healthcare systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. (1 hour)

Friday 17 July at 10.00am

Accessible Sports Grounds Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Faulkner of Worcester]

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

Online Safety Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Howe of Idlicote]

If the bill is read a second time, Baroness Howe of Idlicote to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Constitutional Convention Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Purvis of Tweed]

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

Monday 20 July at 2.30pm

*Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to implement the recommendations in the report by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration of March–June 2014 regarding the handling of asylum claims made on the grounds of sexual orientation, and if so, when.

*Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have on the whereabouts of the historic Portuguese tiles from the British Embassy in Lisbon after its former premises were sold in 2003.

*Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the part-time higher education sector in England of extending loans to students with Equivalent or Lower Qualifications in certain subjects.

*Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in securing the worldwide abolition of the death penalty.

†Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Bates]

†Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [HL] Report [Lord Bridges of Headley]

Tuesday 21 July at 2.30pm

†Royal Assent

*Lord Lennie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect children from payday loan advertisements in the light of the review conducted by the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice.

*The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of Peers eligible to sit in the House of Lords.

*Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the United Kingdom’s net contribution to the European Union budget of £43 billion between 2010 and 2014, according to their December 2014 statement European Union Finances 2014 (Cm 8974), whether they plan to include a reduction in the United Kingdom’s net contribution in their renegotiation of the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens after oral questions on Wednesday 15 July, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 17 July.

Lord O’Neill of Gatley to move that this House takes note of the economy of the United Kingdom in the light of the Budget Statement.

Wednesday 22 July at 11.00am

*Lord Strasburger to ask Her Majesty’s Government which methods of communication used by members of either House of Parliament are not presently subject to the Wilson doctrine.

*Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to ensure that the United Kingdom retains its global position in the creative sector in the light of plans announced in June to require all state secondary school pupils to study five English Baccalaureate core subject areas, which exclude any music, arts or culture element.

*Lord Clark of Windermere to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the increase in diagnosed skin cancer over the past 10 years.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 16 July, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 20 July.

†Energy Bill [HL] 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.

†Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2015 Lord Dunlop to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 4 June be approved.

†Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Order 2015 Lord Dunlop to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 July be approved.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 21 July for debate on 17 September. Time limit 2½ hours

Lord Mawson to move that this House takes note of progress made in the regeneration of East London since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the remaining challenges.

Lord Lingfield to move that this House takes note of the work of volunteers in healthcare.

Lord Harris of Haringey to move that this House takes note of the report of the Harris Review, Changing Prisons, Saving Lives.

Lord Norton of Louth to move that this House takes note of the case for reviewing the number of Government ministers, and for reducing the number in line with any reduction in the size of membership of the House of Commons.

The Earl of Listowel to move that this House takes note of the housing needs of families, in particular families in temporary accommodation or in overcrowded or otherwise unsatisfactory housing, and of the effects of living in poor housing on the perinatal health of mothers.

Lord Scriven to move that this House takes note of the treatment of LGBTI citizens worldwide.

Lord Chidgey to move that this House takes note of the forthcoming summit on Sustainable Development Goals in September and Her Majesty’s Government’s objectives at that summit.

Lord Clement-Jones to move that this House takes note of progress made in implementing the recommendations of both the Leveson Report and the Communications Committee’s Report on Media plurality (1st Report, Session 2013–14, HL Paper 128).

Select Committee Reports 

The dates on which the reports were published are in italics.

Lord Hollick to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Economic Affairs Committee on The Economic Case for HS2 (1st Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 134). 25 March 2015

Lord Best to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on Women in news and current affairs broadcasting (2nd Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 91). 16 January 2015

Baroness O’Cathain to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Civilian Use of Drones in the EU (7th Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 122). 5 March 2015

Lord Best to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Communications Committee on Press Regulation: where are we now? (3rd Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 135). 23 March 2015

The Earl of Selborne to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee on The resilience of the electricity system (1st Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 121). 12 March 2015

Baroness Prashar to move that this House, while noting that that Her Majesty’s Government are minded not to opt into the proposed Council Decision establishing provisional measures in the area of international protection for the benefit of Italy and Greece, agrees the recommendation of the European Union Committee that, should an amended or a new proposal be brought forward giving effect to the European Council’s Conclusions in April and June 2015, the Government should exercise their right, in accordance with the Protocol on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the area of freedom, security and justice, to take part in the adoption and application of that proposal (2nd Report, HL Paper 22).

Other Motion for Debate 

Lord Saatchi to move that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with to allow any Bill in the form in which the Medical Innovation Bill [HL] was approved by this House and sent to the Commons on 23 January 2015 in the last Parliament to be taken through all its remaining stages on one day.

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Lord Beecham to move that this House regrets that the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Criminal Courts Charge) Regulations 2015 undermine the principle of judicial discretion, and add an artificial inducement to plead guilty; and further regrets that the Regulations were laid at a time that severely limited Parliamentary oversight, as well as making claims for savings that cannot be substantiated (SI 2015/796). 1st Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House regrets that the Health and Care Professions Council (Registration and Fees) (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules Order of Council 2015 increases mandatory registration renewal fees by 12.5 per cent for 330,000 dedicated health and social work professionals, taking no account of the public-sector pay freeze and pay restraint, and ignoring overwhelming opposition from registrants (SI 2015/1337).

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours.

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to combat Lyme disease and other tick-related illnesses. (27 May)

Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the prospects for the reunification of, and a lasting peace in, Cyprus. (27 May)

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the process for preparing official histories. (27 May)

Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the case for discharging the Chairman and members of the Chilcot Inquiry, and inviting the Cabinet Secretary to set out a mechanism for an interim report to be produced on the basis of the evidence gathered. (27 May)

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask the Leader of the House what plans she has to change the arrangements for the tabling of parliamentary questions to give priority to those who ask few questions, so that more members of the House can ask questions. (27 May)

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will take to address the situation of women suffering from religiously sanctioned gender discrimination, in particular regarding the operation of sharia councils and courts in the United Kingdom. (27 May)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking, if any, to promote Article 18 of the 1948 Universal Declaration on Human Rights. (27 May)

Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the United Nations, in particular the selection processes for the Secretary-General and other senior appointments. (27 May)

Lord Freeman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the present and future strength of the reserves of the British armed forces. (27 May)

Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact shared spaces have on blind and vision-impaired people and whether guidance for local authorities on shared spaces is fit for purpose. (27 May)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish a national strategy for the treatment of lymphoedema in the NHS. (27 May)

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the financial sustainability of the five-year NHS plan. (27 May)

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for developing the bus industry. (27 May)

Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review the operation of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011. (27 May)

Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve stroke services, care and support, and to update the National Stroke Strategy to commence implementation in 2017 when the existing 10-year plan ends. (27 May)

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation. (27 May)

Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s report Dying without Dignity, what steps they are taking to ensure that everyone who needs it has access to good palliative care and a level of social care that ensures the end of life is valued. (27 May)

Viscount Ridley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the relative merits of different forms of nuclear technology. (27 May) [I]Category 5: Land and property
Blagdon and Blyth estates in Northumberland, with income from farming, forestry, commercial property, residential property, leisure, coal and clay mining

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help maintain the United Kingdom’s position in medical research. (28 May) [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Chair, Association of Medical Research Charities

Baroness Ludford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of NHS access to technology such as insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring for people with Type 1 diabetes. (28 May)

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making towards developing a health-creating society. (28 May)

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those who wish to die at home can do so with dignity. (28 May)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS Access Denied. (28 May)

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make any changes to the Disabled Students’ Allowance. (28 May)

Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they consider to be the roles of the Energy Community and the Energy Charter in improving energy security and alternative supplies and sources of energy for the member states of the European Union and its neighbours; and what is the extent of United Kingdom involvement in both organisations. (28 May)

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to make their international development policies more effective. (28 May)

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy for addressing international restrictions on and social hostility to freedom of religion or belief. (28 May)

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage more bilateral trade between the United Kingdom and African countries. (1 June)

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the governance of the Advertising Standards Authority. (1 June)

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how the business community can contribute to resolving the major challenges facing the United Kingdom. (2 June)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to strengthen defence and security co-operation, bilaterally and multilaterally, with their European partners in NATO and the European Union. (3 June)

The Earl of Oxford and Asquith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of the prospects for political stability and economic recovery in Ukraine. (3 June)

Lord Hutton of Furness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the relationship between the United Kingdom and Cuba. (8 June)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities. (10 June)

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support small grass roots music venues. (16 June)

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the possible threat to financial stability from the risks concentrated in Central Counterparties. (18 June)

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the spread of hepatitis C in the United Kingdom, and what steps they are taking to encourage the availability of new treatments for that disease. (24 June)

Lord Hanningfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to help improve education standards in United Kingdom prisons. (25 June)

Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the factors contributing to cancer survival rates in the United Kingdom. (29 June)

Baroness Andrews to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their plan for ratifying the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. (29 June)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support volunteering both in the United Kingdom and abroad. (29 June)

The Earl of Lytton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to improve police leadership, accountability and ethics in the light of the report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life Tone from the top. (30 June)

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to tackle the loss of world biodiversity caused by human activity. (1 July)

Lord Shutt of Greetland to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the economic development of the north of England of the pausing of the electrification of the TransPennine rail line. (2 July)

Lord Dykes to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to return to cross-party talks on a future agreement on party funding structures. (6 July)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of kinship care as a means of support for vulnerable children. (7 July)

Lord Trees to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effects of Neglected Tropical Diseases in impairing social and economic development in developing countries in the light of the publication of the third progress report of the 2012 London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases. (9 July)

The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to respond to the issues raised in the NSPCC report Achieving emotional wellbeing for looked after children: a whole system approach. (13 July)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 14 July and due for answer by 28 July.

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list those persons appointed as chairs of non-departmental public bodies by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.   HL1396

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they have issued to pedestrians, cyclists and drivers in London and other major cities about the use of anti-pollution face masks.   HL1397

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to use electronic road traffic signs to encourage drivers to moderate their speed by reminding them of the effect of doing so on the environment and public health, and the impact of reduced speeds on road accidents.
   HL1398

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many chief executives of national government bodies sponsored by the Department of Health earn more than the Prime Minister.
   HL1399

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the work of the Independent Taskforce developing the five-year action plan for cancer services has been paused.   HL1400

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the new chief executive officer of Monitor will receive a remuneration package higher than the Prime Minister’s salary.
   HL1401

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to assess the costs and benefits of the closure of the Health Gateway Hub.   HL1402

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment was made of the impact of closing the Health Gateway Hub on the use of project and programme assurance, and any consequential impact on good practice and governance.   HL1403

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the remarks by the NHS England Clinical Director of Specialised Services that the National Health Service will not be able to afford many new drugs and treatments are consistent with (1) the statutory duty placed on NHS England to encourage innovation, and (2) the agreement with the pharmaceutical industry to hold down costs over a five-year period.   HL1404

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any proposals to enable two siblings to enter into a legally binding civil partnership.   HL1405

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to advise Her Majesty that an upper limit should be set on the size of the Privy Council.   HL1406

Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the regional variations in people with Type 1 Diabetes meeting very few treatment targets; what proposals they have to remedy this; and over what timescale.   HL1407

Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reasons only 41 per cent of those with Type 1 Diabetes received the eight recommended care processes, compared with 62 per cent of those with Type 2 Diabetes.   HL1408

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government how old were the blood samples used in the recent National Diet and Nutrition Survey published on 20 March, broken down by age, gender, and country of collection.   HL1409

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any ministers have had discussions or other contact with health ministers in countries that operate a policy of mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid.   HL1410

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any ministers have had discussions with ministers from other countries regarding the United Kingdom policy of mandatory fortification of flour with calcium, iron, niacin and thiamin.   HL1411

Lord Steel of Aikwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Germany regarding the return of items, including human skulls, taken from German South-West Africa in the early twentieth century and exported to European institutions.   HL1412

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent budget, how much extra money will be available to the Ministry of Defence in 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18 and 2018–19.   HL1413

Lord Bilimoria to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to secure the release of Mohammed Nasheed, former President of the Maldives.   HL1414

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of how many peacekeepers in Sudan and South Sudan have been attacked between 2005 and 2014, excluding carjackings and household robberies; and how many of those incidents resulted in a significant loss of weapons and ammunition from United Nations and African Union Peace operations in Darfur and South Sudan.
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Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recent report by Small Arms Survey, Under Attack and Above Scrutiny? Arms and Ammunition Diversion from Peacekeepers in Sudan and South Sudan, 2002–14, and in particular the conclusion that "the losses of arms and ammunition by peacekeepers are larger and more frequent than previously appreciated, and can be reduced".   HL1416

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recommendations they have for measures and actions that could be taken to reduce the losses of arms and ammunition by peacekeepers in Darfur, Sudan and South Sudan; whether they have presented these to UN and African Union agencies; and if so, what was the response.   HL1417

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to change their policy on selling arms to Israel in line with the policy not to sell arms where they might be used for external aggression or internal repression.   HL1418

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) single amputee, and (2) multiple amputee, children require prosthetics as a result of being injured in Operation Protective Edge; what assessment they have made of the access Gazan children have to prosthetics and rehabilitation; and what assessment they have made of the cost of funding a single prosthetic limb for a child through to adulthood.   HL1419

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government following the recent report by Medical Aid to Palestinians, what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the death of Anas Qdieh.   HL1420

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to support the five-year ceasefire currently under discussion between Israel and Hamas.   HL1421

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning their decision to start building the separation wall in the Cremisan Valley in Beit Jala.   HL1422

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to relaxing visa restrictions for Palestinians in line with Israeli visa requirements.   HL1423

Lord True to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations, if any, they have received from the government of China or Chinese state agencies about the potential expansion of Heathrow Airport.
   HL1424

Lord True to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations, if any, they have received from the government of Qatar or Qatari state agencies about the potential expansion of Heathrow Airport.
   HL1425

Lord True to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed the possible expansion of Heathrow with representatives of the government of China or Chinese state agencies in preparing for the state visit of the President of China in October.   HL1426

Lord True to ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each financial year from 2015–16 to 2020–21, what are the estimated annual costs of (1) child benefit, (2) child tax credits, (3) free school meals for Year 1 and Year 2 children, (4) Universal Credit First Child Premium, (5) Working Tax Credit Childcare element, (6) working tax credit lone parent element, (7) housing benefit family premium, (8) child care grant, and (9) healthy start.   HL1427

Lord True to ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each financial year from 2015–16 to 2020-21, what are the estimated annual costs of providing (1) free childcare for two year-olds, (2) 15 hours of free childcare per week for three and four year-olds, and (3) 30 hours of free childcare per week for three and four year-olds of working parents.   HL1428

Lord True to ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each financial year from 2015–16 to 2020–21, what are the estimated annual costs of providing tax relief for (1) tax-free child credit, and (2) child trust funds.   HL1429

Baroness Nye to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding is provided each year for the British Chamber of Commerce in Burma.   HL1430

Baroness Nye to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any United Kingdom Government officials or Ministers have met any representatives of Bell Pottinger regarding Burma.   HL1431

Baroness Nye to ask Her Majesty’s Government what analysis they have made of the assessment by the Burmese Muslim Association that the government of Burma is encouraging anti-Muslim activities in that country.   HL1432

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government which agencies are responsible for the enforcement of lorry weight limits; and whether those agencies have sufficient resources to enforce those limits.   HL1433

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 6 July (HL793), what assessment they have made of the compatibility of the measures with the figures set out by the Confederation of British Industry in their publication Gateway to Growth on education and skills.   HL1434

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 3 July (HL933) concerning women’s employment in the United Kingdom, whether they have informed the European Commission of the measures implemented by the United Kingdom to encourage women into work; and whether they will recommend that the European Commission should concentrate their efforts on the other 23 countries which have a lower percentage of women at work.   HL1435

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to challenge the imposition of a £642 million fine on the United Kingdom relating to the administration of Common Agricultural Policy farm payments; and whether in their negotiations for a return of powers to the United Kingdom they will include the removal of European Union powers to impose financial penalties on Member States.   HL1436

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 16 June (HL521) concerning schools’ compliance with sections 406 and 407 of the Education Act 1996, whether they are aware of campaigns by the European Commission to promote the European Union in primary and secondary schools; and how those educational establishments will provide a balanced treatment of the issue of United Kingdom membership of the European Union.
   HL1437

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Food Standards Agency plays any part in the condemnation of food carried on heavy goods vehicles that are found to have carried unauthorised persons in the trailers.   HL1438

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the cost of condemning food carried in vehicles transporting unauthorised persons is met by the supplier, the importer, the seller or the insurer.   HL1439

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether statistics on the nature and value of food condemned because of contamination by unauthorised persons travelling on the importing vehicle are gathered by any government department or agency.   HL1440

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they are playing in the European Union Regional Development and Protection Programme to support those countries supporting the majority of displaced refugees in the Middle East, North Africa and the Horn of Africa.   HL1441

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support is being given to the proposal to establish a multi-purpose centre for migrants in Niger as set out in the Communication from the European Commission A European Agenda on Migration.   HL1442

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the issues of migration and conflict resolution will be on the agenda of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Malta in November.
   HL1443

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made on the implementation of the Fit for Work scheme; and whether the pilot schemes have been successful.   HL1444

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is planning to publish guidelines on the treatment of chronic pain; and if so, when.
   HL1445

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Bates on 14 July, when the inter-departmental ministerial meeting to discuss the refugee crisis will take place.
   HL1446

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Bates on 14 July, what issues will be on the agenda during the inter-departmental ministerial meeting to discuss the refugee crisis; and whether they plan to consider the creation of protected safe zones, and the call from Save the Children for the United Kingdom urgently to relocate 1,500 children.   HL1447

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are providing to the authorities in Pakistan to ensure the protection of religious minorities across Pakistan; whether they plan to make representations to the government of Pakistan urging them to reform the blasphemy laws and to provide effective safeguards against their abuse; and whether they plan to call for the immediate and unconditional release of Asia Bibi, and take effective steps to guarantee her safety and that of her family.   HL1448

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make representations to the Sudanese authorities about dropping the charges against the 10 female Christian students charged last month with "indecent dress"; and whether they plan to press the Sudanese authorities to repeal Article 152 of the Criminal Act 1991.   HL1449

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Rohingya Muslims are able to vote in the forthcoming election in Burma.   HL1450

Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the cost of reinstating the pensions of war widows who lost their pensions when they remarried or chose to cohabit, and who have not had their pensions restored to them since the changes to pension entitlement in April 2015; and whether they have any plans to restore their pension entitlements.   HL1451

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many copies of the NATO Fact Sheet "Russia’s top five myths about NATO" have been circulated (1) in the United Kingdom, and (2) to members of both Houses of Parliament.   HL1452

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been spent on publicising NATO and its role in the United Kingdom for each of the last three years.   HL1453

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of zero nominal growth in NATO’s civil budget on the additional tasks given to NATO at the Wales Summit.   HL1454

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether additional categories of expenditure have been added to the defence budget which were not included in the defence budget in each of the last three financial years.   HL1455

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether elements of defence-related intelligence have been added to the defence budget.   HL1456

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations with Parliament and civil society have been arranged as a part of the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review.
   HL1457

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government which locations have been chosen for piloting the recommended changes to the National Referral Mechanism referred to in the Modern Slavery Strategy.   HL1458

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the pilots testing changes to the National Referral Mechanism referred to in the Modern Slavery Strategy will begin and end; what mechanism is in place to evaluate the pilot; and when an evaluation report will be produced.   HL1459

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government (1) whether the National Referral Mechanism and the Victim Care Contract have been extended to provide support and assistance to all victims of modern slavery covered by sections 1 and 2 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, as recommended by the National Referral Mechanism Review 2014; and (2) if so, what criteria are being used to determine whether an individual is a victim of modern slavery for the purposes of receiving such support.   HL1460

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions are taking place with the devolved administrations to ensure consistent implementation of any proposed changes to the National Referral Mechanism referred to in the Modern Slavery Strategy.   HL1461

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 1 July (HL811) concerning the Belfast Agreement and human rights, what discussions they have had over the last five years with the government of the Republic of Ireland at ministerial and official levels; what was discussed; and what were the outcomes of those discussions.   HL1462

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

22 June (6 July)

HL686 Lord Alton of Liverpool [HO]

HL687 Lord Alton of Liverpool [HO]

HL688 Lord Alton of Liverpool [HO]

29 June (13 July)

HL892 Lord Taylor of Warwick [HO]

HL914 Lord Mawson [HO]

HL915 Lord Mawson [HO]

30 June (14 July)

HL975 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [CO]

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

[CO] 1

[FCO] 1

[HO] 6

     

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Accessible Sports Grounds [HL]

Private Member’s

17 July

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

17 July

Constitutional Convention [HL]

Private Member’s

17 July

Council Tax Valuation Bands [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Advertising of Prostitution (Prohibition) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mesothelioma (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Planning (Subterranean Development) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Direct Planning (Pilot) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Chancel Repairs [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Public Advocate [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Road Traffic Act 1988 (Alcohol Limits) (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Gambling (Categorisation and Use of B2 Gaming Machines) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union Citizens (Electoral Rights) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Referendums (Local Authority Governance) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Cats (Breeding and Sale) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Automatic Electoral Registration [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Referendums (Franchise) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Polling Day (Saturday) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Veterinary Nurses (Protection of Title) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Women (Fertility Treatments) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carers (Leave Entitlement) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Duchy of Cornwall [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bat Habitats Regulation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Student Fees (Qualifying Persons) (England) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

International Development (Population Dynamics) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Regulation of Health and Social Care Professions Etc. [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Energy [HL]

Government

22 July

Waiting for Commitment

   

European Union (Approvals) [HL]

Government

15 July

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Regulation of Political Opinion Polling [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Cities and Local Government Devolution [HL]

Government

15 July

Childcare [HL]

Government

 

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) [HL]

Government

20 July

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Psychoactive Substances [HL]

Government

20 July

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

European Union (Finance) (Money Bill-24 June)

Government

21 July

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

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

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015

1st Report

 

Draft Byelaws (Alternative Procedure) (England) Regulations 2015

   

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) Order 2015

   

Draft Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2015

 

22 July

Draft Consumer Rights Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015

   

Draft Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Domestic Infringements) Order 2015

   

Draft Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (General Duties of Self-Employed Persons) (Prescribed Undertakings) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Merchant Shipping (Alcohol) (Prescribed Limits Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2015

 

16 July

Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) (No. 2) Order 2015

   

Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedules 4 and 5) Order 2015

   

Draft Flood Reinsurance (Scheme and Scheme Administrator Designation) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Flood Reinsurance (Scheme Funding and Administration) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2015

   

Draft Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Order 2015

 

22 July

Draft Hunting Act 2004 (Exempt Hunting) (Amendment) Order 2015

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

33rd Report, Session 2014–15

   

Police Federation (Amendment) Regulations 2015

11 June

15 July

 

1st Report

   

Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Criminal Courts Charge) Regulations 2015

22 June

 
 

3rd Report

   

Universal Credit (Waiting Days) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

20 July

 

Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

19 July

 
 

6th Report

   

Deposit Guarantee Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015

20 October

 
 

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Health and Care Professions Council (Registration and Fees) (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules Order of Council 2015

7 July

 

Legislative Reform Orders in Progress 

 

Report

Parliamentary procedure

Draft Orders reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Further Renewal of Radio Licences) Order 2015

1st

Affirmative

Draft Legislative Reform (Duchy of Lancaster) Order 2015

2nd

Negative

Forthcoming Retirements 

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

 

Date of retirement

 

Baroness Wilkins

23 July

 

Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

23 July

 

Lord Simpson of Dunkeld

30 July

 

   

Committees 

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

Wednesday 15 July

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.20am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am
in Committee Room G

Social Mobility

Select Committee

11.00am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 16 July

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

9.45am
in the Archbishops’ Room, Millbank House

Built Environment

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 21 July

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Equality Act 2010

Select Committee

3.15pm

Sexual Violence in Conflict

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Tuesday 15 September

   

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 14 July 2015 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Portsmouth.

1 Oaths The following Lords took and subscribed the oath, and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct:

Peter Benjamin Lord Mandelson

Timothy John Leigh Lord Bell

Denise Patricia Byrne Baroness Kingsmill

Edward Alfred Alexander Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

2 Earldom of Leicester in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Lord Chancellor reported that The Hon Thomas Edward Viscount Coke had established his claim to the Earldom of Leicester in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The Clerk of the Parliaments was accordingly directed to enter the Earl of Leicester on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).

Select Committee Reports

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

6th Report, on the following: 
Deposit Guarantee Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015 
Correspondence: 
Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 
Number of statutory instruments laid at the end of the last Parliament. (HL Paper 21)

4 European Union 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

The United Kingdom opt-in to the proposed Council Decision on the relocation of migrants within the EU. (2nd Report, HL Paper 22)

5 House of Lords Annual Report 2014/15 
It was ordered that the House of Lords Annual Report 2014/15, as authorised by the House Committee, be printed. (HL Paper 23)

Public Business

6 Copyright: authors and writers A question was asked by the Earl of Clancarty and answered by Baroness Neville-Rolfe.

7 Mediterranean: migrant trafficking A question was asked by Lord Roberts of Llandudno and answered by Lord Bates.

8 Income per capita A question was asked by Lord Wigley and answered by Lord O’Neill of Gatley.

9 Criminal Justice: Secure College A question was asked by Lord Beecham and answered by Lord Faulks.

10 Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] The report was received. Amendment 5 was disagreed to (see division 1). Amendment 10 was agreed to. Amendment 17 was agreed to (see division 2). The report stage was adjourned.

11 Statutory Instruments A message was brought from the Commons that they have appointed a Select Committee of four Members to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords as the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

12 Future of the BBC A question was asked by Lord Fowler and, after debate, answered by Baroness Neville-Rolfe.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

13 Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 18. Amendments 19, 22, 26 to 50 and 55 were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 57)

The House adjourned at 10.13pm until Wednesday 15 July at 3.00pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Instrument Withdrawn

The following instrument, laid before the House on 4 March, was withdrawn:

Draft Health and Care Professions (Public Health Specialists and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2015.

Command Papers

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

1 Justice

(1) Government response to the 8th Report of the House of Commons Justice Committee, Session 2014–15, on the Impact of changes to civil legal aid under Part 1 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.    (9096)

(2) Government response to the 9th Report of the House of Commons Justice Committee, Session 2014–15, on Prisons: Planning and Policies.    (9114)

(3) Government response to the 5th Report of the House of Commons Justice Committee, Session 2014–15, on Manorial Rights.    (9115)

(4) Government response to the 12th Report of the House of Commons Justice Committee, Session 2014–15, on the Criminal Cases Review Commission.    (9119)

2 Departmental Performance-Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.    (-)

3 Broadcasting

(1) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the BBC.    (-)

(2) Full Financial Statements for 2014–15 of the BBC.    (-)

(3) Report of an independent review of Risk Management at the BBC, together with the response of the BBC Trust.    (-)

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Care Quality Commission (Membership) Regulations 2015, laid under the Health and Social Care Act 2008.    (1479)

Treaty subject to scrutiny under the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010

The following paper was laid before the House by command of Her Majesty

Education-Agreement on the Mutual Recognition of Higher Education Awards, Titles, Diplomas and Academic Degrees between the United Kingdom and Mexico. (9095)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) on an inspection of the leadership of the Royal Military Police in relation to its investigations, laid under the Armed Forces Act 2011.

2 Report and Accounts for the period 1 April to 31 December 2014 of the Health Research Authority, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

3 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the National Employment Savings Trust Corporation, laid under the Pensions Act 2008.

4 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Defence Support Group, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973.

5 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service, laid under the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000.

6 Report for 2014–15 of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales, laid under the Prison Act 1952.

7 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, laid under the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004.

8 Report for 2014 of the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 Advisory Bodies, laid under the Human Medicines Regulations 2012.

9 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Covent Garden Market Authority, laid under the Covent Garden Market Act 1961.

10 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Civil Nuclear Police Authority, laid under the Energy Act 2004.

11 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Civil Aviation Authority, laid under the Civil Aviation Act 1982.

12 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, laid under the Merseyside Museums and Galleries Order 1986.

13 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of English Heritage, laid under the National Heritage Act 1983.

14 (1) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Victoria and Albert Museum

(2) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the National Gallery

laid under the Museums and Galleries Act 1992.

15 Accounts for 2014–15 of the Southbank Centre, laid under the Local Government Act 1985.

16 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of The National Archives, laid under the Public Records Act 1958.

17 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Commission for Local Administration in England, laid under the Local Government Act 1974.

18 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Financial Ombudsman Service, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

19 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, laid under the Equality Act 2006.

Divisions on 14 July 2015 

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL]

Division No. 1

Baroness Hamwee moved amendment 5, in clause 2, page 1, line 15, to leave out paragraph (a) and insert:

"(a) in the opinion of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs is capable of producing a psychoactive effect in a person who consumes it, and

(aa) is, or appears to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs likely to be, misused and of which the misuse is having, or appears to them capable of having, harmful effects sufficient to constitute a social problem, and"

The House divided:

Contents 95

Not-contents 314

Contents

Addington, L.

Alderdice, L.

Allan of Hallam, L.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Bradshaw, L.

Brinton, B.

Burnett, L.

Chidgey, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clement-Jones, L.

Dholakia, L.

Doocey, B.

Dykes, L.

Erroll, E.

Fearn, L.

Glasgow, E.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Hamwee, B.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Haworth, L.

Humphreys, B. [Teller]

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Hylton, L.

Janke, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kinnoull, E.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Layard, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Loomba, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

Luce, L.

Ludford, B.

Macdonald of River Glaven, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Manzoor, B.

Maxton, L.

May of Oxford, L.

Meacher, B.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Neuberger, B.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Northover, B.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Parminter, B.

Pinnock, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Rea, L.

Redesdale, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Smith of Clifton, L.

Smith of Finsbury, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stern, B.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Strasburger, L.

Suttie, B.

Taverne, L.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Tope, L.

Tordoff, L.

Turnberg, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Walpole, L.

Wigley, L.

Williams of Crosby, B.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Not-contents

Aberdare, L.

Adonis, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Bach, L.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Balfe, L.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Bates, L.

Beecham, L.

Berkeley, L.

Berridge, B.

Best, L.

Bew, L.

Bichard, L.

Bilimoria, L.

Billingham, B.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blair of Boughton, L.

Blencathra, L.

Blood, B.

Boateng, L.

Borrie, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bradley, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Bristol, Bp.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Brookman, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Browning, B.

Buscombe, B.

Butler of Brockwell, L.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chadlington, L.

Chandos, V.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Christopher, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Cohen of Pimlico, B.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Condon, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Corston, B.

Courtown, E.

Cox, B.

Craig of Radley, L.

Crickhowell, L.

Crisp, L.

Cumberlege, B.

Curry of Kirkharle, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

De Mauley, L.

Dear, L.

Deben, L.

Deech, B.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Drake, B.

Drayson, L.

Dubs, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Elder, L.

Elton, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Evans of Temple Guiting, L.

Evans of Weardale, L.

Farmer, L.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Fellowes, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Fowler, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gale, B.

Gardiner of Kimble, L. [Teller]

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Giddens, L.

Glendonbrook, L.

Goldie, B.

Golding, B.

Goodlad, L.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Grantchester, L.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Harries of Pentregarth, L.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haughey, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Helic, B.

Higgins, L.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hollick, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Horam, L.

Howard of Lympne, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Janvrin, L.

Jay of Paddington, B.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jopling, L.

Judd, L.

Kakkar, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kilclooney, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kingsmill, B.

Kirkham, L.

Kirkhill, L.

Laming, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lennie, L.

Lexden, L.

Liddle, L.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Lyell, L.

Lytton, E.

McAvoy, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

McDonagh, B.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

Mandelson, L.

Mar, C.

Marlesford, L.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Mawhinney, L.

Mawson, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Mitchell, L.

Mobarik, B.

Monks, L.

Montrose, D.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morris of Aberavon, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Noakes, B.

Northbrook, L.

Nye, B.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

Palmer, L.

Pannick, L.

Patel, L.

Patel of Blackburn, L.

Patten of Barnes, L.

Pendry, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Plant of Highfield, L.

Plumb, L.

Popat, L.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Puttnam, L.

Quin, B.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Ramsbotham, L.

Rawlings, B.

Rebuck, B.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Robertson of Port Ellen, L.

Rogan, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Rowlands, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Sherlock, B.

Shields, B.

Shrewsbury, E.

Simon, V.

Singh of Wimbledon, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Gilmorehill, B.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Suri, L.

Sutherland of Houndwood, L.

Swinfen, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Thomas of Swynnerton, L.

Tomlinson, L.

Touhig, L.

Trees, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Triesman, L.

True, L.

Trumpington, B.

Truscott, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Tunnicliffe, L.

Turner of Camden, B.

Uddin, B.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Warner, L.

Warsi, B.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Wasserman, L.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Wilkins, B.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL]

Division No. 2

Lord Rosser moved amendment 17, in clause 6, page 3, line 20, to leave out "or B" and insert ", B or C". The House divided:

Contents 178

Not-contents 139

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Addington, L.

Allan of Hallam, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Bach, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Berkeley of Knighton, L.

Birt, L.

Blair of Boughton, L.

Blood, B.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Borrie, L.

Bradley, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Burnett, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Corston, B.

Coussins, B.

Crawley, B.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Desai, L.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Doocey, B.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Falkland, V.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Fearn, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

German, L.

Giddens, L.

Glasgow, E.

Golding, B.

Grantchester, L.

Greaves, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Haskel, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Hollins, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Janke, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Kramer, B.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lennie, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Ludford, B.

McAvoy, L.

McDonagh, B.

Macdonald of River Glaven, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Mallalieu, B.

Manzoor, B.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Mawson, L.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Newby, L.

Northover, B.

Nye, B.

O’Loan, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Paddick, L.

Palumbo, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Prescott, L.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Randerson, B.

Rea, L.

Rebuck, B.

Redesdale, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowlands, L.

Sawyer, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Clifton, L.

Smith of Gilmorehill, B.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Stephen, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Strasburger, L.

Suttie, B.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Thornton, B.

Tope, L.

Tordoff, L.

Touhig, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Walpole, L.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Wilkins, B.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Not-contents

Aberdare, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Balfe, L.

Bates, L.

Bew, L.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blencathra, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Bristol, Bp.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Canterbury, Abp.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Chadlington, L.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colville of Culross, V.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

De Mauley, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Elton, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Farmer, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Fowler, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L. [Teller]

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Glendonbrook, L.

Gold, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Greenway, L.

Hardie, L.

Helic, B.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Horam, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jopling, L.

Kakkar, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kilclooney, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Liverpool, E.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Marland, L.

Mobarik, B.

Montrose, D.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

Norwich, Bp.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

Patel, L.

Patten, L.

Patten of Barnes, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Plumb, L.

Popat, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Rogan, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Seccombe, B.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shrewsbury, E.

Skelmersdale, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Taylor of Warwick, L.

Trefgarne, L.

True, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Waldegrave of North Hill, L.

Wasserman, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Prepared 15th July 2015