House of Lords Business

Wednesday 22 July 2015 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what reasons they have been given by Network Rail for likely delays to the electrification of the Swansea to Paddington rail line, which they had previously indicated had priority status.

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

Lord Freud to move that the order of commitment be discharged.

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 3 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 8 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 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).

Future Business 

†Tuesday 8 September at 2.30pm

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).

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).

Lord O’Neill of Gatley to move that this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government’s plans to boost productivity in the United Kingdom.

†Thursday 10 September at 11.00am

Lord Haskel to move that this House takes note of the British economy beyond austerity.

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Tuesday 1 September and is drawn at 12 noon that day.

Baroness Bakewell to move that this House takes note of developments regarding the future financing and independence of the BBC.

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. (1½ hours)

†Friday 11 September at 10.00am

†Council Tax Valuation Bands Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Marlesford]

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

†Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) Bill [HL] Second Reading [The Earl of Lytton]

If the bill is read a second time, the Earl of Lytton to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

†Succession to Peerages Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Trefgarne]

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

†Thursday 17 September at 11.00am

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. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 7 September and is drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 8 September.

Lord Scriven to move that this House takes note of the treatment of LGBTI citizens worldwide. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

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 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).

Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2015 Lord Tyler to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Order, laid before the House on 16 July, be annulled (SI 2015/1520).

Lord Beecham to move that this House regrets that the Government are introducing the Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 without having undertaken a review of the impact and coherence of the cuts to litigators’ fees; agrees with the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee’s analysis that there is too little evidence to establish what effect the fee reduction would have; and regrets the government’s lack of engagement with the profession and those affected by its reforms (SI 2015/1416). 3rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee.

Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015 Baroness Hamwee to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Regulations, laid before the House on 16 July, be annulled (SI 2015/1501).

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House takes note of the National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 and of the simplification of the assessment of the maximum waiting time for NHS treatment for elective patients, in the light of the review by Sir Bruce Keogh, and the risk that the current more complex standards could provide a perverse incentive to commissioning bodies to deal with those recently added to the waiting list before those who have already been waiting for more than 18 months (SI 2015/1430).

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 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)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to ensure that retail banks treat their vulnerable customers fairly. (20 July)

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage people to work longer and be adequately re-trained in later life, as part of their goal to resolve the challenge of skill shortages in certain sectors of the economy. (20 July)

Baroness Turner of Camden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have undertaken a renew of the changes in employment law by the last government; and if so, what was the outcome of the review. (20 July)

Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in implementing a patient experience survey for patients with diabetes. (20 July)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask the Chairman of Committees whether there are any plans to appoint a unit within the House of Lords Press Office to promote proactively and apolitically the role and work of the House of Lords. (21 July)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 21 July and due for answer by 4 August.

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 13 July (HL957), what responses they have received to date from the government of Eritrea to their call for it to follow through on its commitments with concrete action to strengthen the rule of law and to improve the human rights situation on the ground, by (1) correspondence, (2) meetings with officials of the Eritrean embassy, (3) representatives of the government of Eritrea in Eritrea or the United Kingdom, and (4) at the UN; and if no responses have yet been received, what they consider to be a reasonable delay in responding, and what action they plan to take in the absence of any response after that time.   HL1696

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 13 July (HL957), what assessment they have made of what would be an acceptable programme of concrete action by the government of Eritrea to strengthen the rule of law and to improve the human rights situation in that country.   HL1697

Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 13 July (HL957), in the light of the findings of the UN Commission of Inquiry on human rights in Eritrea, what discussions they have had, or plan to have, with (1) countries neighbouring Eritrea, (2) the African Union, (3) the European Union, and (4) the UN, about the impact of the number of Eritreans fleeing through the region; and what measures are being investigated jointly to alleviate the suffering of those refugees.   HL1698

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Faulks on 16 July (HLWS108), what, if any, costs incurred on future improvements to courts proposed for closure will now be written off.   HL1699

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Faulks on 16 July (HLWS108), how many of the courts closed since 2010 remain to be disposed of, and what is the monthly cost of each such court building.   HL1700

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Faulks on 16 July (HLWS108), what proportion of the savings made by reducing the cost of the court estate they plan to re-invest, and how they plan to do so.   HL1701

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Faulks on 16 July (HLWS108), what criteria they will use to determine which civic and other public buildings can be used for hearings.   HL1702

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Faulks on 16 July (HLWS108), how many redundancies they expect as a result of their proposals to reduce the cost of the court estate.   HL1703

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Faulks on 16 July (HLWS108), what assessment they have made of the time it will take citizens to reach their required court by public transport if the proposed changes to the court estate go ahead.
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Lord Inglewood to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 20 July (HL1072), in the light of imminent decisions regarding the BBC’s Charter, why they have made no estimate of when television will be delivered predominantly across the internet.   HL1705

Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their decision to endorse the site at Moorside in West Cumbria for the construction of a new nuclear power station, what action they are taking to ensure that any consequent or related infrastructure, including that proposed by National Grid, fully complies with the law and with the undertakings of the government that landscapes designated as of the highest quality, including the landscapes of the National Park, should be protected and not damaged by electricity infrastructure development.   HL1706

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the number of Equitable Life policy holders who have still to be contacted before the Equitable Life Payment Scheme closes.   HL1707

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the European Commission decision regarding exemption from the aggregates levy.   HL1708

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce business rates.   HL1709

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how much public-sector borrowing will grow up to 2018–19 as a consequence of the fiscal changes announced in the recent budget.   HL1710

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much they expect to raise from action on tax avoidance by 2017–18.   HL1711

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on individuals’ and businesses’ understanding of wage rules of naming the new higher minimum wage, announced in the recent July budget, a National Living Wage when there is already a living wage rate established by the Living Wage Foundation.   HL1712

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, with regard to the Asylum Support (Amendment No 3 Regulations) 2015, they plan to publish (1) their detailed assessment of the compatibility of the regulations with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; (2) the Public Sector Equality Duty statement; and (3) the detailed review methodology, as set out in the consultation letters.   HL1713

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to publish a memorandum, setting out their detailed analysis of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill’s implications for children’s rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, in accordance with the commitment given by the Coalition Government in December 2010; and if so, when.   HL1714

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 20 July (HL1462) which concerned discussions with the government of the Republic of Ireland instigated under the Belfast Agreement, whether human rights in the United Kingdom and the Republic were part of those discussions, and if so, who took part in those discussions; and what were the outcomes.  
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Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many immigration officers were on duty on 21 July at the port of Dover; and what assessment they have made of whether that number was adequate.   HL1716

Lord Patel of Bradford to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the research published in July 2015 in Addiction on the payment by results drug recovery pilots, what advice they plan to issue to public health directorates on the commissioning of drug treatment services.   HL1717

Baroness Sharp of Guildford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many, and what proportion of, (1) 16 year-olds, (2) 17 year-olds, (3) 18 year-olds, and (4) 19-24 year-olds, started on an apprenticeship in the areas of science, engineering, manufacturing and technology in (a) 2012–13, and (b) 2013–14.   HL1718

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Egypt on behalf of Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed.   HL1719

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list, for each of the last four calendar years, (1) each accredited United Kingdom higher education institution’s visa refusal rate; (2) the number of students initially sponsored by each institution under Tier 4 who later went on to claim asylum in the United Kingdom; and (3) the number of students initially sponsored by each institution under Tier 4 who were later subject to enforcement action.   HL1720

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking steps to tighten regulation to ensure that supermarkets do not mislead customers with confusing pricing promotions.
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to weaken the ring-fence scheme separating retail and investment banks.   HL1722

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to create an apprenticeship scheme that focuses equally on increasing vocational on-the-job training and offering high quality study opportunities.   HL1723

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent remarks by the Minister for Women and Equalities, how they respond to the reports that only one in 10 fund managers is a woman.   HL1724

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Maude of Horsham (HL1418) regarding the sale of arms to Israel, how they define "internal repression" and "using the items aggressively against another country".   HL1725

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the possible consequences for Israel and the Israeli settlers if the Israeli Civil Administration demolish the village of Susiya; and what information they have on any plans to rehouse the residents.   HL1726

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of bills in each of the previous five Parliaments that affected England alone and had no implications for any of the other nations in the United Kingdom.   HL1727

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Ministry of Defence currently outsources investigations into unidentified aerial phenomena to the private sector; and if so, which are the contracted agencies.   HL1728

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of people with atrial fibrillation.   HL1729

Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the powers of the Secretary of State contained in clause 10 of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL] could be used to alter or extend the boundaries of Greater London.   HL1730

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the compensation limit under the Deposit Guarantee Scheme has been reduced in line with a European directive that sets a limit in euros, despite the fact that the United Kingdom is not in the Eurozone; and whether they will take steps to ensure that United Kingdom citizens do not suffer as a result, if necessary by introducing a separate United Kingdom compensation scheme.   HL1731

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in relation to the Deposit Guarantee Scheme, whether the principle of uberrima fides applies to state insurers within the European Union, as well as private insurers.   HL1732

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Transport for London about increasing the number of wheelchairs allowed on London buses at any one time.   HL1733

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to revise the Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List in the light of the current exclusion of GPs and most categories of nurses from the list.   HL1734

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government why actuaries and chefs are included in the Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List but GPs and most categories of nurses are not.   HL1735

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how robust is the advice given to them by the Migration Advisory Committee concluding that GPs and most categories of nurses should be excluded from the Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List.   HL1736

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence they gave to the Migration Advisory Committee before it reached its conclusion that GPs and most categories of nurses should be excluded from the Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List.   HL1737

Lord MacKenzie of Culkein to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any vessels of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary are laid up awaiting disposal.   HL1738

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to end the permanent presence of meat inspectors in abattoirs and meat-cutting plants.   HL1739

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to introduce full cost recovery of meat inspection charges; and what is their estimate of the financial gain to the public purse of doing so.   HL1740

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it remains their policy to support the mandatory display of the Food Standards Agency Food Hygiene Ratings once every local authority has joined the scheme.   HL1741

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to allow local authorities to charge for extra food hygiene inspections of food businesses that request an extra inspection following a poor score under the Food Standards Agency Food Hygiene Rating System.   HL1742

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take in the light of the South Yorkshire - National Child Protection Inspection post inspection review, published by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in July 2015, and its conclusions that "work has yet to translate into improved practice on the front line and some children have been left at risk of harm".   HL1743

Lord Snape to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they first received notification from Network Rail that the costs of some projected enhancement and electrification schemes were likely to exceed the amounts listed as available to them in the budget for Control Period 5.   HL1744

Lord Snape to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Network Rail enhancement and electrification schemes that have now been paused for reconsideration, whether they plan to take steps to ensure that all other remaining projects set out for completion in Control Period 5 will proceed as scheduled; and if that is not possible, whether they plan to publish a revised and achievable programme of upgrades and enhancements as soon as possible.   HL1745

Lord Snape to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to make further changes at board level at Network Rail.   HL1746

Lord Snape to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current financial stability of Network Rail and its impact on improvements to the railway system, in the light of increasing demand for passenger and freight services; and whether they plan to take further action to restructure the company if the recently commissioned review so recommends.   HL1747

Lord Snape to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that any further private sector involvement in Network Rail takes place only after detailed consideration and consultation with the industry and the relevant trade unions; and what assessment they have made of whether the complete privatisation of the company is either feasible or desirable.   HL1748

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government where in the United Kingdom the new General Dynamic UK Scout combat vehicle is built.   HL1749

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the components of the new General Dynamic UK Scout combat vehicle are procured from United Kingdom manufacturers.
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 21 July (HL1413), whether the planned 1 per cent growth of the equipment budget will be additional to the 0.5 per cent per year overall defence budget rise or included in it; and, if it is included in the overall rise, what is the difference in monetary terms for the Ministry of Defence in the years 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19 and 2019–20.   HL1751

Baroness Williams of Crosby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of, and how many, clinical commissioning groups have qualified nurses in senior executive positions on their governing bodies.   HL1752

Baroness Williams of Crosby to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many clinical commissioning groups have no nurses on their governing bodies.   HL1753

Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the period of validity of checks on driving licences for the purposes of hiring cars has been extended from three days to three weeks; what assessment they have made of which is the better practice; and why the new procedure was adopted initially.   HL1754

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the latest data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales, and the statistics on the number of incidents of revenge porn recently released in response to a Freedom of Information Act 2000 request, what steps they are taking to ensure that police forces are adequately resourced, and officers adequately trained, to respond to the victims and survivors of sex crimes.   HL1755

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what Ministry of Defence costs in respect of naval operations concerning migrants in the Mediterranean are currently being funded by the Department for International Development.   HL1756

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to transfer more surface railways to Transport for London.   HL1757

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what part, if any, the geopolitical analysis in the 2015 review of French military spending will play in the formulation of the Strategic Defence and Security Review.   HL1758

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many fixed wing aircraft will be on board HMS Queen Elizabeth when she comes into service.   HL1759

Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the size of the combat air fleet of the Royal Air Force at the end of each of the next 10 years.   HL1760

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make Translama available for the treatment of NHS patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy as a matter of urgency.   HL1761

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding they have committed to research into autism in each of the last five years.   HL1762

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the rate of full-time employment of adults with autism above the current level of 15 per cent.   HL1763

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether NHS patients will be able to access Nivolumab on the Cancer Drugs Fund while the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence concludes single technology appraisals of the drug for the treatment of melanoma, non-squamous lung cancer and squamous lung cancer.   HL1764

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to provide alternative means of funding immuno-oncology treatments, while awaiting a decision by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the light of the suspension of new applications to the Cancer Drugs Fund. 
   HL1765

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what factors were taken into account when deciding that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence may only consider a medicine under its end of life criteria if it is indicated for fewer than 7,000 patients across all licensed indications.   HL1766

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the economic contribution made by women of Black and Minority Ethnic background.   HL1767

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to respond to the recent figures released by the Office for National Statistics, which recorded over 29,000 rape cases in the year ending March 2015; and what support is being provided through statutory and voluntary organisations to provide counselling to support the victims and survivors.   HL1768

Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made with regard to the running of the Ibaana Programme in prisons.   HL1769

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent assessment they have made of mental health outcomes for young people who have been in local authority care.   HL1770

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent assessment they have made of access to specialist mental health services for young people who have been in local authority care.
   HL1771

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the additional £1.25 billion in funding for mental health services announced in the last Parliament will be spent on specialist services for children in care and young people who have been in local authority care.
   HL1772

Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent assessment they have made of access to mental health professionals with a specialism in attachment disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder for young people over 18 years old who have been in local authority care.   HL1773

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with (1) the City of London, (2) the Competition and Markets Authority, and (3) any other relevant authorities, about the enforcement of measures covering the resale of tickets set out in section 90 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015.   HL1774

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in line with the statutory objective set out in the Consumer Rights Act 2015 to set up an enquiry in order to publish a report on the operation of the secondary market for tickets within a year of Royal Assent to that Act, they have decided on the membership of the Review Group and its terms of reference; and whether they have consulted the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ticket Abuse.   HL1775

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Serious Fraud Office is currently investigating allegations of serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption in the case of FIFA officials; and whether, in this context, they are actively and fully co-operating with American and Swiss law officers.   HL1776

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to make Women’s Sport Week an annual event.   HL1777

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

7 July (21 July)

HL1157 Lord Taylor of Warwick [BIS]

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

[BIS] 1

         

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Council Tax Valuation Bands [HL]

Private Member’s

11 September

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

11 September

Advertising of Prostitution (Prohibition) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL]

Private Member’s

11 September

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

Accessible Sports Grounds [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Constitutional Convention [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Childcare [HL]

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) [HL]

Government

 

Sent to the Commons

   

Psychoactive Substances [HL]

Government

 

Cities and Local Government Devolution [HL]

Government

 

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

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

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

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

7th Report

 

Draft Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing (Protected Areas) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Relevant Authorised Persons) Order 2015

   

Draft Renewables Obligation Order 2015

   

Draft Byelaws (Alternative Procedure) (England) Regulations 2015

   

Draft English Apprenticeships (Consequential Amendments to Primary Legislation) Order 2015

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 3) 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

   

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

Draft Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015

1st Report

 

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

   

Draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2015

   

Draft Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Risk of Being Drawn into Terrorism) (Guidance) Regulations 2015

7th Report

 

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

   

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

19 July

 
 

6th Report

   

Deposit Guarantee Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015

20 October

 
 

7th Report

   

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules

30 October

 

National College for High Speed Rail (Incorporation) Order 2015

20 October

 

National College for High Speed Rail (Government) Regulations 2015

20 October

 

Homes and Communities Agency (Transfer of Property etc.) Regulations 2015

25 October

 
 

Instruments 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

 

Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015

2 November

 

Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2015

2 November

 

National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

2 November

 

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

 

Lord Edmiston

22 July

 

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.

Wednesday 22 July

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.00am
in Committee Room G

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

Built Environment

Select Committee

10.30am

Social Mobility

Select Committee

11.00am

Monday 7 September

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 9 September

   

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Audit

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Audit

Domestic Committee

5.00pm

Thursday 10 September

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Monday 14 September

   

Procedure

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 15 September

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 21 July 2015 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough.

1 Royal Assent The following Acts, passed by both Houses of Parliament, received Royal Assent:

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Act

c 31

European Union (Finance) Act

c 32

Select Committee Reports

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

7th Report, on the following: 
Draft Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Risk of Being Drawn into Terrorism) (Guidance) Regulations 2015 
Draft Hunting Act 2004 (Exempt Hunting) (Amendment) Order 2015 
Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules 
National College for High Speed Rail (Incorporation) Order 2015 
National College for High Speed Rail (Government) Regulations 2015 
Homes and Communities Agency (Transfer of Property etc.) Regulations 2015. (HL Paper 28)

3 Statutory Instruments

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

2nd Report, on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) (No. 2) Order 2015 (SI 2015/1396)

Draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2015

Draft Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Risk of Being Drawn into Terrorism) (Guidance) Regulations 2015

Draft Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015. (HL Paper 29)

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

The referendum on UK membership of the EU: assessing the reform process. (HL Paper 30)

Public Business

5 Payday loan advertisements A question was asked by Lord Lennie and answered by Baroness Shields.

6 House of Lords: membership A question was asked by the Earl of Sandwich and answered by the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston).

7 EU budget: United Kingdom contribution A question was asked by Lord Vinson and answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde.

8 Syria: United Kingdom military involvement A question was asked by Lord Green of Deddington and answered by Earl Howe.

9 Proposed changes to the Standing Orders of the House of Common Lord Butler of Brockwell moved that it is expedient that a joint committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the constitutional implications of the Government’s 14 July revised proposals to change the Standing Orders of the House of Commons in order to give effect to English Votes for English Laws, and that the committee should report on the proposals by 30 March 2016. After debate, the motion was agreed to (see division 1) and a message was sent to the Commons.

10 Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. Amendments 1, 3–5, 7, 9 and 10, 11 (see division 2), 12 and 13 were agreed to. A privilege amendment was agreed to. Then, after debate, the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

11 Budget statement Lord O’Neill of Gatley moved that this House takes note of the economy of the United Kingdom in the light of the Budget Statement. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 9.52pm until Wednesday 22 July at 11.00am.

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 26 March, was withdrawn:

Draft Byelaws (Alternative Procedure) (England) Regulations 2015.

Command Papers

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

1 Information Technology-Government response to the Report of the Committee on Digital Skills, Session 2014–15: Make or Break: The UK’s Digital Future   (9099)

2 Trade-Government response to the 11th Report of the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, Session 2014–15, on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. 
     (9103)

3 Environment-Government response to the 9th Report of the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee, Session 2014–15, on Environmental risks of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.    (9104)

4 Science and Technology-Government response to the 9th Report of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, Session 2014–15, on Legacy-Parliament 2010–15.    (9105)

5 Finance-Spending Review 2015.    (9112)

6 Judicial Review-Reform of Judicial Review: Proposals for the provision and use of financial information   (9117)

7 Departmental Performance-Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Department of Health.    (-)

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Renewables Obligation Order 2015, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2 Draft Byelaws (Alternative Procedure) (England) Regulations 2015, laid under the Local Government Act 1972.

3 Draft English Apprenticeships (Consequential Amendments to Primary Legislation) Order 2015, laid under the Deregulation Act 2015.

4 Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2015, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 (1) Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015   (1553)

(2) Mortgage Credit Directive (Amendment) Order 2015   (1557)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2 School Governance (Federations) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, laid under the Academies Act 2010.   (1554)

3 Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) (Amendment) Order 2015, laid under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975.   (1556)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 (1) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Big Lottery Fund

(2) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the British Film Institute Group and Lottery

laid under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

2 (1) Report for 2014–15 of the Department of Health on the Annual Assessment of the NHS Commissioning Board

(2) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the NHS Trust Development Authority

(3) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the National Health Service Commissioning Board

laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.

3 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Care Quality Commission, laid under the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

4 (1) Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of Monitor Care

(2) Consolidated Accounts for 2014–15 of the NHS Foundation Trusts, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General

laid under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

5 Accounts for 2014–15 of the National Loans Fund Account, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the National Loans Act 1968.

6 Accounts for 2014–15 of the Competition Appeal Tribunal and Competition Service, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Enterprise Act 2002.

7 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, laid under the Atomic Energy Act 1954.

8 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Competition and Markets Authority, laid under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013.

9 Royal Mail: Disposal of Shares, laid under the Postal Services Act 2011.

10 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy Limited, laid under the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Non-profit-making Companies) order 2009.

11 Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the Money Advice Service, laid under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

12 Urgency statement on the Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015, laid under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.

Divisions on 21 July 2015 

Proposed changes to the Standing Orders of the House of Commons

Division No. 1

Lord Butler of Brockwell moved that it is expedient that a joint committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the constitutional implications of the Government’s 14 July revised proposals to change the Standing Orders of the House of Commons in order to give effect to English Votes for English Laws, and that the committee should report on the proposals by 30 March 2016. The House divided:

Contents 320

Not-contents 139

Contents

Aberdare, L.

Addington, L.

Ahmed, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Avebury, L.

Bach, L.

Bakewell, B.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beecham, L.

Benjamin, B.

Best, L.

Bhattacharyya, L.

Bichard, L.

Billingham, B.

Blackstone, B.

Blair of Boughton, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Boothroyd, B.

Bradley, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookeborough, V.

Brookman, L.

Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Burnett, L.

Burns, L.

Butler of Brockwell, L. [Teller]

Butler-Sloss, B.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Campbell of Surbiton, B.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Cashman, L.

Chidgey, L.

Christopher, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Condon, L.

Cormack, L.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Coussins, B.

Cox, B.

Craigavon, V.

Crickhowell, L.

Cromwell, L.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Dannatt, L.

Davies of Coity, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Dear, L.

Deech, B.

Desai, L.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Doocey, B.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Dykes, L.

Eames, L.

Elder, L.

Emerton, B.

Erroll, E.

Falkland, V.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Fearn, L.

Fellowes, L.

Filkin, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Giddens, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glasman, L.

Glenarthur, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Graham of Edmonton, L.

Grantchester, L.

Greaves, L.

Greenway, L.

Grender, B.

Grocott, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Hastings of Scarisbrick, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hennessy of Nympsfield, L.

Higgins, L.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollins, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howarth of Breckland, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Hoyle, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Chesterton, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Hutton of Furness, L.

Hylton, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Janke, B.

Janvrin, L.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Judd, L.

Judge, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kidron, B.

Kilclooney, L.

King of Bow, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Laird, L.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lennie, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Levy, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Listowel, E.

Lisvane, L. [Teller]

Loomba, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

Luce, L.

Ludford, B.

Lytton, E.

McAvoy, L.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

Maddock, B.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Mallalieu, B.

Manzoor, B.

Mar, C.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Monks, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Newby, L.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Northover, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

Nye, B.

O’Loan, B.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Palumbo of Southwark, L.

Parminter, B.

Patel, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Paul, L.

Pendry, L.

Peterborough, Bp.

Phillips of Worth Matravers, L.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Plant of Highfield, L.

Prashar, B.

Prescott, L.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Quin, B.

Quirk, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Ramsbotham, L.

Randerson, B.

Rebuck, B.

Redesdale, L.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rennard, L.

Richard, L.

Robertson of Port Ellen, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sandwich, E.

Sawyer, L.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Scott of Foscote, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Scriven, L.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Singh of Wimbledon, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Leigh, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Soley, L.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stern, B.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Strasburger, L.

Sutherland of Houndwood, L.

Suttie, B.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Swynnerton, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Touhig, L.

Trees, L.

Trimble, L.

Truscott, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Tunnicliffe, L.

Turnberg, L.

Turnbull, L.

Turner of Camden, B.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Uddin, B.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Walpole, L.

Walton of Detchant, L.

Warner, L.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Wilkins, B.

Williams of Baglan, L.

Williams of Crosby, B.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Wills, L.

Wilson of Dinton, L.

Wilson of Tillyorn, L.

Winston, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolf, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Worthington, B.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Wright of Richmond, L.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Balfe, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Berridge, B.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blackwell, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browning, B.

Buscombe, B.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chadlington, L.

Chester, Bp.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colwyn, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Courtown, E.

Crathorne, L.

De Mauley, L.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Fookes, B.

Fowler, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L. [Teller]

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Geddes, L.

Glendonbrook, L.

Gold, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Heseltine, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Horam, L.

Howe, E.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jopling, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Laming, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Leach of Fairford, L.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Lucas, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Marlesford, L.

Mawhinney, L.

Mobarik, B.

Montrose, D.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Noakes, B.

Northbrook, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

Palmer, L.

Patten, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Popat, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Risby, L.

Rose of Monewden, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

Sassoon, L.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

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.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Suri, L.

Swinfen, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Trefgarne, L.

True, L.

Trumpington, B.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Vinson, L.

Wakeham, L.

Warsi, B.

Whitby, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]

Division No. 2

Lord Warner moved amendment 11, after clause 17, to insert the new clause Devolving health service functions. The House divided:

Contents 217

Not-contents 152

Contents

Aberdare, L.

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Addington, L.

Ahmed, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berkeley, L.

Bhattacharyya, L.

Blackstone, B.

Boateng, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Bradley, L.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Cashman, L.

Chester, Bp.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Craigavon, V.

Curry of Kirkharle, L.

Davies of Coity, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Desai, L.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Doocey, B.

Dubs, L.

Elder, L.

Erroll, E.

Falkland, V.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Fearn, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Giddens, L.

Glasgow, E.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goudie, B.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grantchester, L.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Grocott, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Breckland, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Janke, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

King of Bow, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Kramer, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lennie, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Levy, L.

Liddle, L.

Linklater of Butterstone, B.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Listowel, E.

Loomba, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

Ludford, B.

Lytton, E.

McAvoy, L.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maddock, B.

Manzoor, B.

Mar, C.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Monks, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Newby, L.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Nye, B.

O’Loan, B.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Palumbo of Southwark, L.

Parminter, B.

Patel, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Quin, B.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Randerson, B.

Rebuck, B.

Redesdale, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rennard, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sawyer, L.

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.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Strasburger, L.

Suttie, B.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Thornton, B.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Touhig, L.

Truscott, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Turnberg, L.

Turner of Camden, B.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Uddin, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Walpole, L.

Warner, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Wilkins, B.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Balfe, L.

Bates, L.

Berridge, B.

Bew, L.

Blencathra, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browning, B.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colville of Culross, V.

Colwyn, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Fowler, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L. [Teller]

Glenarthur, L.

Glendonbrook, L.

Gold, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hameed, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Heseltine, L.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jopling, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Lothian, M.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Marlesford, L.

Mawson, L.

Mobarik, B.

Montrose, D.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Plumb, L.

Popat, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Rana, L.

Rawlings, B.

Ribeiro, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Rogan, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sassoon, L.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

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.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stirrup, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Taylor of Warwick, L.

Trees, L.

Trefgarne, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Warsi, B.

Wei, L.

Whitby, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Prepared 22nd July 2015