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House of Lords Business

Thursday 16 July 2015 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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 Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be suspended on Monday 20 July to allow the Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill 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. 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

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)

Future Business 

Friday 17 July at 10.00am

†Accessible Sports Grounds Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Faulkner of Worcester] 5th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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] 5th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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] 5th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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.

†Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill (Money Bill) Second Reading [Lord Ashton of Hyde]

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.

†Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL] Third Reading [Baroness Williams of Trafford]

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.

†European Union (Approvals) Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Freud] 5th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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 and that it be an instruction to the Committee that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 and 2
Schedule

Clauses 7 to 63
Title.

†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. 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Order 2015 Lord Dunlop to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 6 July be approved. 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (General Duties of Self-Employed Persons) (Prescribed Undertakings) Regulations 2015 Baroness Altmann to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22 June be approved. 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

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).

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).

Baroness Afshar to move that this House takes note of the United Kingdom’s relations with Iran.

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 Scott of Needham Market to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The North Sea under pressure: is regional marine co-operation the answer? (10th Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 137). 17 March 2015

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 15 July and due for answer by 29 July.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to take action similar to that taken by the government of Belgium in escorting over 200 Syrian Christians and Yazidis from Aleppo to Belgium.   HL1463

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed freedom of religion and belief in Tibet with the government of China since the death in prison of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche; and if so, when.   HL1464

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to direct Heathrow Airports Limited under section 25(1) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 to provide short-term holding facilities in accordance with designs agreed for Terminals 3 and 4; and if so, when work on these facilities is expected to begin, and to be completed.   HL1465

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to adding diesel motors to the Hitachi Inter City Express trains intended to operate on the Great Western lines from Paddington to Bristol and Swansea so that they can be used while the electrification of those lines is delayed.   HL1466

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the reliability of the process for overseeing and reporting arms and ammunition recovered by UN and African Union peacekeepers from armed groups in their mission areas in Sudan, South Sudan and Darfur; and what is their assessment of the measures in place to prevent such arms and ammunition being recirculated or returned to the groups from which they were taken, or otherwise used inappropriately.   HL1467

Lord Hardie to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Faulks on 10 March (HL Deb, col 646) about the recruitment of a chair of the national mental capacity forum, (1) when the recruitment process was first advertised in national publications by inviting applications for the post; (2) what was the specification of the duties of the chair; (3) whether they will provide a copy of the advertisement; and (4) what stage has been reached in the appointment process.   HL1468

Lord Hardie to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Faulks on 10 March (HL Deb, col 646) about the creation of the national mental capacity forum, (1) whether an appointment has been made to the chair of that forum, and if not, when they expect to make such an appointment; (2) how soon after the appointment of the chair they expect the membership and composition of the forum to be discussed; (3) when they expect the process of determining membership to be completed; and (4) on what date they expect the forum to first meet.   HL1469

Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 17 June (HL349), whether they have held an enquiry into what failures contributed to the significant problems encountered by Highways England in the A1 roadworks near Gamston Airport not being identified before work began; and what lessons have been learned for future projects.   HL1470

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish the results of the scoping study on littering from vehicles; and when they plan to make regulations for littering from vehicles under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.   HL1471

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government from what date the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has had direct access to the Police National Computer and what records are kept about, and audit made of, their use of that facility.   HL1472

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government which non-police prosecuting agencies have access to the Police National Computer via the Association of Chief Police Officer’s Criminal Records Office; and what records are kept about, and audit made of, the use these agencies make of that facility.   HL1473

Lord Marlesford to ask the Chairman of Committees whether Members of the House of Lords who are Freemasons are required to register that fact in the Register of Interests.   HL1474

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they have given to councils and local authorities regarding the registration of interests other than disclosable pecuniary interests, and in particular whether elected persons who are Freemasons should declare that fact as an interest.
   HL1475

Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the sex and relationships education portion of the national curriculum focuses on sexual relationships and does not equally focus on relationships such as that between a mother and her young child, or relationships in the workplace.   HL1476

Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage and support maintained secondary schools in enabling all pupils, including those who are not academically talented, to develop the confidence and interpersonal skills that will help them towards success and wellbeing in adult life; and what steps they plan to take in the future.   HL1477

Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that extra-curricular activities such as team games, art, music, drama and adventure challenges are encouraged and appropriately funded in schools.   HL1478

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the findings of the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review will be announced.   HL1479

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the United Kingdom contribution to NATO’s civil budget in each of the last five years.   HL1480

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the reasons for the delay in delivery of data regarding blood folate level results in the latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey, and whether that delay added to the cost of the Survey.   HL1481

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the latest figures, including trends, for unplanned pregnancies, broken down by age and region.   HL1482

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, when considering the issue of fortification of flour with folic acid, they plan to take into account the distinction between folic acid and methylfolate, and the gut’s role in converting folic acid and food folate to methylfolate.   HL1483

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to fund and start the electrification of the Midland Main Line TransPennine rail line before funding and starting Crossrail 2.   HL1484

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the research undertaken by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling into the social problems caused by fixed-odds betting terminals.   HL1485

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what data, if any, is collected on the number of people with gambling addiction in London; and what were the total numbers in (1) 2010, (2) 2011, (3) 2012, (4) 2013 and (5) 2014.   HL1486

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what reasons or independent research underpin the present £100 limit on betting on fixed-odds betting terminals.   HL1487

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is (1) the current resident civilian population and (2) the current non-civilian population in the Falkland Islands; and what is their estimate of the annual number of visitors to the Falkland Islands.   HL1488

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated annual cost to the public purse of maintaining the United Kingdom’s military presence in the Falkland Islands.   HL1489

Lord Blair of Boughton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to require the Director of Public Prosecutions to produce guidance as to the circumstances under which possession of a psychoactive substance amounts to a possible offence of supplying or offering to supply under clause 5 of the Psychoactive Substances Bill.   HL1490

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) how long it would take to give all roads in the United Kingdom a surface treatment using super flex asphalt, and (2) the cost of doing so.   HL1491

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of landowners affected by the judgment in R (on the application of Andrews) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [2014] EWHC 1435 (Admin).   HL1492

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to minimise the impact of the judgment in R (on the application of Andrews) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [2014] EWHC 1435 (Admin) on landowners; and whether the Secretary of State plans to meet relevant stakeholders to discuss the issue.   HL1493

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to extend inheritance tax relief to long-term cohabiting and codependent siblings.   HL1494

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review the law relating to financial provisions on divorce.   HL1495

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to bring forward legislation on binding pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.   HL1496

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average sum held in the pension funds of people who were enrolled in a pension scheme as part of the auto-enrolment process.
   HL1497

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to bring forward regulations on the control of rickshaws in London, in particular regarding fares charged, roadworthiness of vehicles, and licensing requirements.   HL1498

Baroness Suttie to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are committed to the introduction of a universal Hepatitis B vaccination programme, as recommended by the World Health Organisation, in order to support the international community’s effort to control worldwide transmission of the disease.   HL1499

Baroness Suttie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases or outbreaks of reportable diseases in prisons and immigration removal centres have occurred in each of the last three years.
   HL1500

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much additional funding they estimate the new national living wage will require (1) for the provision of publicly-funded adult social care, and (2) for the National Health Service, in the 2016–17, 2017–18 and 2018–19 financial years.   HL1501

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the additional costs to local authority budgets for adult social care incurred owing to payment of the national living wage will be regarded as a new burden on local authorities; and whether they plan to provide for any such additional costs in the annual local government financial settlement for 2016–17 and subsequent financial years.   HL1502

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to increase United Kingdom aid spending on water sanitation and hygiene on a regular incremental basis each year over this Parliament.   HL1503

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to introduce measures to maximise the impact of United Kingdom aid investment in water, sanitation and hygiene services (1) in health clinics, (2) in schools, (3) with respect to their strategy for the health of mothers, newborn babies and children, and (4) with respect to gender inequality.   HL1504

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government in which developing countries they are working with other governments to deliver sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services.   HL1505

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to adopt and implement a dedicated sustainable development goal for water and sanitation, with targets for universal access to basic water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030.   HL1506

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government to which section of government the Northern Ireland Parades Commission is accountable.   HL1507

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the nuclear agreement with Iran, what plans they have for securing European interests in Iran.   HL1508

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that there is an agenda within Europe and Saudi Arabia for engaging with Iran with respect to conflict resolution in the Middle East.   HL1509

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the commitment in the Conservative Party manifesto to increase the use of new and cost-effective medicines applies to treatments approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for Hepatitis C.   HL1510

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government when NHS England’s revised service specification for Hepatitis C networks is expected to be published.   HL1511

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is possible to amend the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s process and methodology for technology appraisals midway through an appraisal.   HL1512

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Accelerated Access Review will publish its views on the potential assessment of affordability in relation to the appraisal of new medicines.
   HL1513

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what processes are in place to ensure that people living with Hepatitis C will be able to access new National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approved treatments from 31 July 2015.   HL1514

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many meetings they have held with NHS England and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to discuss the appraisal and future availability of Hepatitis C medicines; and whether minutes of such discussions will be published.
   HL1515

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 15 July on Iran’s nuclear programme, whether during the visit to Israel they have plans to initiate discussions with the government of Israel with a view to inviting them to join the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.   HL1516

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 14 July (HL714) concerning the cost of security protection for former Prime Ministers and Deputy Prime Ministers, whether they will publish the total cost in 2014 to 2015 of protection for the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.   HL1517

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent consultation on new standard rules for onshore oil and gas activities related to offering standardised permits to oil and gas companies, what assessment they have made of the safety of flaring which suggests that flow-testing, small-scale fracturing operations and acid washing should only take place 10 metres from any watercourse and 200 metres from the nearest residents.   HL1518

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what independent peer-reviewed scientific studies have been conducted on whether it is safe to carry out flow-testing, small-scale fracturing operations and acid washing 10 metres from any watercourse and 200 metres from the nearest residents.   HL1519

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the consultation on new standard rules relating to onshore oil and gas activities was held over the period of the General Election, in the light of the Consultation Principles, which state that consultations should not generally be launched during local or national election periods; whether they sought advice from the Propriety and Ethics team in the Cabinet Office prior to running the consultation, and if not, why not; and whether they now intend to rerun the consultation.   HL1520

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for continuing to apply individual scrutiny to applications for permits for unconventional oil and gas exploration, in the light of the variation in the conditions of possible sites and the levels of public concern regarding unconventional oil and gas exploration projects.   HL1521

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)

HL914 Lord Mawson [HO]

HL915 Lord Mawson [HO]

1 July (15 July)

HL1026 Lord Blencathra [HO]

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

[FCO] 1

[HO] 6

       

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (Money Bill-15 July)

Government

20 July

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

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

 

European Union (Approvals) [HL]

Government

22 July

Waiting for Report

   

Childcare [HL]

Government

 

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) [HL]

Government

20 July

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Psychoactive Substances [HL]

Government

20 July

Cities and Local Government Devolution [HL]

Government

21 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 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) (No. 2) Order 2015

   

Draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2015

   

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

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) (No. 2) 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

 

22 July

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

   

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 Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Order 2015

 

22 July

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

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

 

Lord Montagu of Beaulieu

17 September

 

   

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.

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

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

11.00am

Equality Act 2010

Select Committee

3.15pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Sexual Violence in Conflict

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 22 July

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.00am
in Committee Room G

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.20am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Monday 14 September

   

Procedure

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 15 September

   

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 15 July 2015 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Portsmouth.

1 Retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Lord Montagu of Beaulieu under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that he would retire from the House on 17 September 2015.

Select Committee Reports

2 Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

5th Report, on the following bills: 
Online Safety Bill [HL] 
Constitutional Convention Bill [HL] 
Accessible Sports Grounds Bill [HL] 
European Union (Approvals) Bill 
Childcare Bill [HL]: Government Response. (HL Paper 25)

3 Statutory Instruments 
The following Report from the Joint Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

1st Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments: 
Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) Order 2015 
Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 
Draft Consumer Rights Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015 
Draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 
Draft Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Domestic Infringements) Order 2015 
Draft Flood Reinsurance (Scheme and Scheme Administrator Designation) Regulations 2015 
Draft Flood Reinsurance (Scheme Funding and Administration) Regulations 2015 
Draft Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (General Duties of Self-Employed Persons) (Prescribed Undertakings) Regulations 2015 
Draft Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of duration of non-jury trial provisions) Order 2015 
Draft Merchant Shipping (Alcohol) (Prescribed Limits Amendment) Regulations 2015 
Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2015 
Draft Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Order 2015 
Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedules 4 and 5) Order 2015.  (HL Paper 24)

Public Business

4 Women: dishonour-based violence A question was asked by Baroness Cox and answered by Lord Bates.

5 Local authorities: public health budget A question was asked by Baroness Pitkeathley, on behalf of Lord Beecham, and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

6 Caste discrimination A question was asked by Lord Harries of Pentregarth and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

7 Hunting Act 2004 A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Lord Bates.

8 European Union (Approvals) Bill [HL] The bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

9 Online Safety Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 8–EN)

10 Iran: nuclear deal Baroness Anelay of St Johns repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

11 Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Bill A bill to authorise the use of resources for the year ending with 31 March 2016; to authorise both the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund and the application of income for that year; and to appropriate the supply authorised for that year by this Act and by the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2015, certified by the Speaker as a money bill, was brought from the Commons and read a first time.

12 Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL] The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 34A. Amendments 38, 41, 42, 49, 51, 52, 56, 63–65, 70–72, 76 and 78–84 were agreed to. Amendments 73 and 74 were agreed to (see divisions 1 and 2). Amendment 75 was disagreed to (see division 3). The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 58)

13 Police Federation (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Baroness Harris of Richmond moved 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). After debate, the motion was withdrawn.

The House adjourned at 9.58pm until Thursday 16 July at 11.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.

EU: UK opt-in protocol (EUC Report) Baroness Quin moved 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). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

European Union Committee on 2014–15 (EUC Report) Lord Boswell of Aynho moved that the Grand Committee takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on 2014–15 (1st Report, HL Paper 11). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 6.22pm.

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Financial Services-Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.    (9082)

2 European Community-Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and Bosnia and Herzegovina.    (9109)

3 Science and Technology-Elixir Consortium Agreement Establishing the European Life-Science Infrastructure for Biological Information (ELIXIR).    (9110)

4 Films-Film Co-Production Agreement between the United Kingdom and China.    (9111)

5 Heritage

(1) Review for 2014–15 of Historic Royal Palaces.    (-)

(2) Accounts for 2014–15 of Historic Royal Palaces.    (-)

6 Departmental Performance

(1) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).    (-)

(2) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.    (-)

7 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Registration of Consultant Lobbyists (Amendment) Regulations 2015. (9 July)   (-)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Port Security (Port of Oban) Designation Order 2015, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (1504)

2 Child Benefit (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.   (1512)

3 Tribunal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2015, laid under the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.   (1510)

4 (1) Draft Bristol (Electoral Changes) Order 2015

(2) Draft Cherwell (Electoral Changes) Order 2015

(3) Draft Hertfordshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2015

(4) Draft Warwickshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2015

laid under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report for the period December 2014 to January 2015 on selected summaries of investigations by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, laid under the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967.

2 Report for 2015 of Local Government Financial Statistics England, laid under the Local Government Act 1972.

3 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Housing Ombudsman, laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Non-profit-making Companies) Order 2009.

4 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Horserace Betting Levy Board, laid under the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963.

5 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, laid under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

6 Report of the Office for National Statistics on summary statistics on births and deaths registered in England and Wales during 2014, laid under the Registration Service Act 1953.

7 Report for 2014–15 on the exercise of powers under the Industrial Development Act 1982, laid under the Industrial Development Act 1982.

8 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Royal Air Force Museum, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2003.

9  Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner, laid under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

10 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the British Library, laid under the British Library Act 1972.

11 (1) Report of the Office for Nuclear Regulation, Annual Plan 2015–16

(2) Report of the Office for Nuclear Regulation, Strategy 2015–2020

laid under the Energy Act 2013.

12 (1) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the National Portrait Gallery

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

laid under the Museums and Galleries Act 1992.

13 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, laid under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.

Divisions on 15 July 2015 

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]

Division No. 1

Lord Tyler moved amendment 73, after clause 10, to insert the new clause Governance arrangements for local government: entitlement to vote. The House divided:

Contents 221

Not-contents 154

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Addington, L.

Adonis, L.

Ahmed, L.

Alderdice, L.

Allan of Hallam, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Avebury, L.

Bach, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Berkeley of Knighton, L.

Bew, L.

Boateng, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Boothroyd, B.

Borrie, L.

Bradley, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Burnett, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Cashman, L.

Chandos, V.

Chidgey, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Crawley, B.

Cumberlege, B.

Davies of Coity, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Desai, L.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Doocey, B.

Dubs, L.

Elder, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Evans of Temple Guiting, L.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Ford, B.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Fox, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Giddens, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Hamwee, B.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Hanworth, V.

Hardie, L.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Janke, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Kramer, B.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Levy, L.

Linklater of Butterstone, B.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Loomba, L.

Ludford, B.

McAvoy, L.

Macdonald of River Glaven, L.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Manzoor, B.

Mar and Kellie, E.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Monks, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Northover, B.

Nye, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Parminter, B.

Patel of Blackburn, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Quin, B.

Quirk, L.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Rea, L.

Rebuck, B.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rennard, L.

Richard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Robertson of Port Ellen, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Scriven, L.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Gilmorehill, B.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Strasburger, L.

Suttie, B.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Thornton, B.

Tope, L.

Tordoff, L.

Touhig, L.

Tunnicliffe, L.

Turnberg, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Uddin, B.

Verjee, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Watson of Richmond, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Wilkins, B.

Williams of Crosby, B.

Wills, L.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Bamford, L.

Bates, L.

Berridge, B.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Byford, B.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Craigavon, V.

Crickhowell, L.

De Mauley, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Elton, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Falkland, V.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L. [Teller]

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Geddes, L.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Grey-Thompson, B.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Helic, B.

Heseltine, L.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Hollins, B.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howard of Lympne, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

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.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leach of Fairford, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lingfield, L.

Listowel, E.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Luce, L.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Mancroft, L.

Mar, C.

Marlesford, L.

Mawson, L.

Meacher, B.

Mobarik, B.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morrow, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Noakes, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

Palmer, L.

Palumbo, L.

Pannick, L.

Patten of Barnes, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Popat, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Rawlings, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Risby, L.

Rogan, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Sassoon, L.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shrewsbury, E.

Slim, V.

Somerset, D.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Trefgarne, L.

True, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Waldegrave of North Hill, L.

Wasserman, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]

Division No. 2

Baroness Janke moved amendment 74, after clause 10, to insert the new clause Referendums to undo change to mayor and cabinet executive. The House divided:

Contents 182

Not-contents 141

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Adonis, L.

Alderdice, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Bach, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beecham, L.

Boateng, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Boothroyd, B.

Borrie, L.

Bradley, L.

Brinton, B.

Burnett, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Cashman, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Crawley, B.

Davies of Coity, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Desai, L.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Doocey, B.

Elder, L.

Elystan-Morgan, L.

Evans of Temple Guiting, L.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Ford, B.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Fox, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Hamwee, B.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Hanworth, V.

Hardie, L.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollins, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Janke, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Kramer, B.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Levy, L.

Linklater of Butterstone, B.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Loomba, L.

Ludford, B.

McAvoy, L.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Manzoor, B.

Mar and Kellie, E.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Mawson, L.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Monks, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Northover, B.

Nye, B.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Parminter, B.

Patel of Blackburn, L.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Quin, B.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Rebuck, B.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rosser, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Scriven, L.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Gilmorehill, B.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Somerset, D.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Strasburger, L.

Suttie, B.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thornton, B.

Tope, L.

Tordoff, L.

Touhig, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Turnberg, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Verjee, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitty, L.

Wilkins, B.

Williams of Crosby, B.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Bamford, L.

Bates, L.

Berridge, B.

Bew, L.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Byford, B.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Craigavon, V.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

De Mauley, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Falkland, V.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Fookes, B.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L. [Teller]

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Helic, B.

Heseltine, L.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

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.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kilclooney, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Lyell, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Mancroft, L.

Mar, C.

Marlesford, L.

Mobarik, B.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morrow, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

Palmer, L.

Palumbo, L.

Pannick, L.

Patten of Barnes, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Popat, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Risby, L.

Rogan, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Sassoon, L.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shrewsbury, E.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Trefgarne, L.

True, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Waldegrave of North Hill, L.

Wasserman, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]

Division No. 3

Lord Shipley moved amendment 75, after clause 10, to insert the new clause Governance arrangements for local authorities in England: election of councillors. The House divided:

Contents 71

Not-contents 222

Contents

Alderdice, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Brinton, B.

Burnett, L.

Clancarty, E.

Cotter, L.

Dholakia, L.

Doocey, B.

Fox, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Hamwee, B.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Hollins, B.

Humphreys, B. [Teller]

Hussein-Ece, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Kerslake, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Linklater of Butterstone, B.

Loomba, L.

Ludford, B.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Manzoor, B.

Mar and Kellie, E.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Northover, B.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Parminter, B.

Pinnock, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Scriven, L.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Somerset, D.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Strasburger, L.

Suttie, B.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Tope, L.

Tordoff, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Verjee, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Williams of Crosby, B.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Not-contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Bach, L.

Bamford, L.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Bates, L.

Beecham, L.

Berridge, B.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blencathra, L.

Boothroyd, B.

Borrie, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bradley, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Brookman, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Byford, B.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Corston, B.

Courtown, E.

Craigavon, V.

Crawley, B.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

Davies of Coity, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

De Mauley, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Donaghy, B.

Dubs, L.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Evans of Temple Guiting, L.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Fink, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Ford, B.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gale, B.

Gardiner of Kimble, L. [Teller]

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Goldie, B.

Golding, B.

Goodlad, L.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goschen, V.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hanworth, V.

Hardie, L.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Helic, B.

Heseltine, L.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Hollick, L.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Horam, L.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe, E.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

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.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkham, L.

Kirkhill, L.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Levy, L.

Lexden, L.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Lyell, L.

Lytton, E.

McAvoy, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Mallalieu, B.

Mancroft, L.

Mar, C.

Marlesford, L.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Mawson, L.

Maxton, L.

Mobarik, B.

Monks, L.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morrow, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

Nye, B.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

Palmer, L.

Palumbo, L.

Pannick, L.

Patel of Blackburn, L.

Patten of Barnes, L.

Pendry, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Popat, L.

Prescott, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Prosser, B.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Rebuck, B.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Risby, L.

Rogan, L.

Rosser, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Sherlock, B.

Shields, B.

Shrewsbury, E.

Simon, V.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Taylor of Warwick, L.

Touhig, L.

Trefgarne, L.

True, L.

Tunnicliffe, L.

Turnberg, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Waldegrave of North Hill, L.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Wasserman, L.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Wheeler, B.

Whitby, L.

Whitty, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Prepared 16th July 2015