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House of Lords Business

Tuesday 15 September 2015 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the situation in Burma in advance of the first general election in that country since 2010, which is due to take place in November.

*Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to consult and otherwise engage with stakeholders about the interception of communications data.

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the provision made for disabled spectators at Premier League football stadiums.

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Turkey, following recent attacks on political party offices and restraints on journalists, in view of the pending general election there.

The following four motions are expected to be debated together:

Baroness Stowell of Beeston to move that this House takes note of the case for further incremental reform of the House of Lords to address the size of the House.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to move to resolve that this House considers it an abuse of the constitution for any new peerages under the Life Peerages Act 1958 to be conferred on persons intending to take the Liberal Democrat party whip until at least 12 new peerages under that Act are conferred on persons who intend to take the United Kingdom Independence Party whip.

Lord Steel of Aikwood to move to resolve that this House considers it desirable that on the Dissolution of each Parliament those members of the House aged 80 or over should retire from the House under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014, save that such members should elect 12 of their number to remain as members of the House for the following Parliament.

Lord Lea of Crondall to move that this House calls on all political parties to work together, in conjunction with a statutory House of Lords Appointments Commission, to ensure that recommendations for future appointments to the House (including those arising from the internal mechanisms of the parties themselves) are made with a view both to enhancing the reputation of the House and to ensuring an appropriate balance between the political parties.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Earl Howe to move that the Grand Committee takes note of the role and capabilities of the UK Armed Forces, in the light of global and domestic threats to stability and security.

Future Business 

Wednesday 16 September at 3.00pm

*Lord Wood of Anfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to publish a distributional analysis of the impact of the Budget on households with different levels of income.

*Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of NHS England’s management of Clinical Commissioning Group allocations under the current funding formula.

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage the sharing of information about a child’s development between children’s centres and local schools.

†*Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the scope for those currently claiming asylum in other European Union member states subsequently to move on to the United Kingdom.

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

Consumer Rights Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 18 June be approved. 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 7 September

Enterprise Act 2002 (Part 8 Domestic Infringements) Order 2015 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 18 June be approved. 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 7 September

European Union (Approvals) Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Freud]

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).

Lord Inglewood to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Extradition Law Committee on Extradition: UK Law and Practice (2nd Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 126).

Baroness Verma to move that this House takes note of the humanitarian impact of developments in the Middle East and North Africa.

Thursday 17 September at 11.00am

*Baroness Grender to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards renewal of the BBC’s Charter in 2017.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what new proposals they have to support independent high street retailers, particularly in the light of the increasing cost of business rates.

*Lord Astor of Hever to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the merits of using dogs to detect medical conditions.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 15 September.

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)

The Earl of Shrewsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the dairy industry in the United Kingdom, in the light of the European Union aid package announced on 7 September. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

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

Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Risk of Being Drawn into Terrorism) (Guidance) Regulations 2015 Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 16 July be approved. 2nd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 7th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

†Monday 12 October at 2.30pm

†The Rt Hon Sir George Young Bt CH  
†Philip Smith CBE will be introduced as Barons.

†*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving to creating an NHS pathway for patients in need of urgent assessment who, due to mental health conditions, are unable to tolerate tests such as scans or blood tests without a general anaesthetic.

†*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce a national strategy for play as part of a holistic approach to child health and fitness.

†*Viscount Hanworth to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Professional and Career Development loans have been offered by the appointed banks to this year’s prospective postgraduate students, relative to the number of applications.

†*Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to reduce the number of home to school journeys made by car.

†Tuesday 13 October at 11.00am

†The Rt Hon David Blunkett and 
†Robert Hayward OBE will be introduced as Barons.

†Thursday 15 October at 11.00am

†Stephen Gilbert Esq will be introduced as a Baron and 
†Michelle Mone will be introduced as a Baroness.

†Tuesday 20 October at 2.30pm

†The Rt Hon James Arbuthnot and 
†Stuart Polak CBE will be introduced as Barons.

†Thursday 22 October at 11.00am

†James O’Shaughnessy Esq will be introduced as a Baron and 
†Philippa Stroud will be introduced as a Baroness.

†Monday 26 October at 2.30pm

†The Rt Hon Andrew Lansley CBE will be introduced as a Baron and 
†Shaista Sheehan will be introduced as a Baroness.

†Tuesday 27 October at 2.30pm

†Anne McIntosh will be introduced as a Baroness and  
†Jonathan Oates Esq will be introduced as a Baron.

†Thursday 29 October at 11.00am

†James Lupton CBE will be introduced as a Baron and  
†Councillor Elizabeth Redfern will be introduced as a Baroness.

†Tuesday 3 November at 2.30pm

†Emma Pidding and 
†Jane Scott will be introduced as Baronesses.

†Thursday 5 November at 11.00am

†The Rt Hon Sir Menzies Campbell CH CBE QC and  
†The Rt Hon Donald Foster will be introduced as Barons.

†Monday 9 November at 2.30pm

†The Rt Hon the Viscount Hailsham QC and 
†The Rt Hon Andrew Robathan will be introduced as Barons.

†Tuesday 10 November at 2.30pm

†Greg Barker Esq will be introduced as a Baron and  
†Lorely Burt will be introduced as a Baroness.

†Tuesday 17 November at 2.30pm

†Councillor Gary Porter CBE and 
†Kevin Shinkwin Esq will be introduced as Barons.

†Thursday 19 November at 11.00am

†The Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Bruce will be introduced as a Baron and 
†Kate Rock will be introduced as a Baroness.

†Monday 23 November at 2.30pm

†The Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith and 
†The Rt Hon David Willetts will be introduced as Barons.

†Tuesday 24 November at 2.30pm

†Paul Murphy Esq will be introduced as a Baron.

†Thursday 26 November at 11.00am

†Lynne Featherstone will be introduced as a Baroness and 
†The Rt Hon William Hague will be introduced as a Baron.

†Monday 30 November at 2.30pm

†Simone Finn and  
†Ruby McGregor-Smith will be introduced as Baronesses.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 15 September for debate on 15 October. Time limit 2½ hours.

Baroness Hooper to move that this House takes note of developments in Latin America and of the United Kingdom’s presence in that region.

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

Lord Moynihan to move that this House takes note of the Government’s consultation paper, A New Strategy for Sport.

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to move that this House takes note of the number and plight of refugees in the Middle East and the steps that need to be taken to address the situation.

Baroness Prosser to move that this House takes note of the process for monitoring the availability and quality of apprenticeships, and the mechanisms for ensuring an appropriate spread of apprenticeships across the labour market.

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 of the remaining challenges.

Select Committee Reports 

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

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

Lord Teverson to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Arctic Committee (Session 2014–15, HL Paper 118). 27 February 2015

Baroness Morgan of Huyton to move that this House takes note of the Report of the Digital Skills Committee (Session 2014–15, HL Paper 111). 17 February 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).

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 weeks (SI 2015/1430).

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to move to resolve that this House declines to consider the draft Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 until after the publication of an impact assessment on the Regulations.

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 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)

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 review 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)

Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy to defeat ISIL in Syria. (22 July)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the discursions surrounding the renewal of the BBC Charter. (22 July)

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that children receive a balanced and rounded education in schools; and what effect the English baccalaureate requirements will have in that regard. (22 July)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase understanding of the Middle East. (22 July)

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of the prospects for a political solution to the civil war in Syria. (7 September)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to develop a national strategy on post-polio syndrome. (10 September)

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme in 2016. (14 September)

Questions for Written Answer 

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

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the BBC’s decision to inaugurate broadcasts to the Korean peninsula.   HL2182

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish their response to the consultation on the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 regarding misleadingly similar packaging.   HL2183

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reports of serious incidents the Charity Commission has received this year; and what is (1) the average, and (2) the maximum, time delay in investigating those reports.   HL2184

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the proposed £200 million reductions in the public health budget will be distributed; what proportion will be to (1) central funds, and (2) local public health authority funds; by what formula the allocation of spending reductions amongst local authorities is distributed; and what advice they plan to give to local public health authorities about which services or activities should carry the reductions.   HL2185

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Freedom of Information Act 2000 applies to the names, addresses and other personal information, in whole or in part, that forms part of a petition that has been delivered to a public authority to which that Act applies.   HL2186

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define extremism, other than violent extremism, as mentioned in the Statement of 7 September regarding Syria (HL Deb, cols 1246–50). 
   HL2187

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to ensure that steps taken to stop British terrorism suspects from travelling do not continue to affect them once the suspicion has been removed.   HL2188

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what current legal controls are in place to prevent police forces from deploying weapons that are not officially authorised for use by the Home Office.   HL2189

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the undertaking by the Home Secretary, made in a speech on 23 March, to set up an independent investigation into the application of Shari’a law in Britain will be fulfilled; and when that investigation is expected to report.   HL2190

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage diversity in the construction and property sectors.   HL2191

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the number of board members from ethnic minorities.   HL2192

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to make local enterprise partnerships more accountable, without duplicating the work of local authorities.   HL2193

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the findings of the recent survey by insurance provider Simply Business, how they plan to support small business owners who have fallen ill due to stress and overwork.   HL2194

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking regarding the increase in reported cases of typhoid amongst Palestinian refugees in Syria.   HL2195

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Palestinian Authority and the government of Israel regarding the increase in neonatal mortality in the Gaza Strip.   HL2196

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the block on exports from Gaza.   HL2197

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel following the strike at Christian schools in Israel in protest against funding cuts. 
   HL2198

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the lack of progress in arresting the people responsible for the Duma village arson attack in July 2015.   HL2199

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contact, if any, Ministers and diplomats have had with the Dawabsha family following the death of three members of that family in an arson attack in Duma village in July.   HL2200

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current differences in the levels of funding between Christian schools and other schools in Israel. 
   HL2201

The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of the number of "price tag" attacks on church property in Israel.   HL2202

Viscount Hanworth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current state of the monitoring in the United Kingdom of the industrial chemicals present in groundwater and river water, in particular pseudo-oestrogens (xenoestrogens) and those substances itemised in Directive 2008/105/EC.   HL2203

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to reverse the cut imposed with effect from August on asylum support, in the light of the fact that this has been frozen since 2011; and whether they will introduce special rates for children under section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.   HL2204

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will issue fresh guidance on the Dublin III Agreement concerning asylum applicants.   HL2205

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what grounds their consultation on reforming support for failed asylum seekers proposes to remove all support from some 15,000 asylum applicants who are not able to produce sufficient evidence to sustain their cases; what assessment they have made of the likelihood that such people will be removed or returned to their countries of origin; and whether they plan to publish a summary of the consultation and response to it.   HL2206

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the European Commission’s statement on 11 September affirming that female war rape victims must have access to the full range of sexual and reproductive health services including abortion is in accordance with United Kingdom government policy.   HL2207

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to exclude overseas students in institutions of further education from their net migration target.   HL2208

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all the material used in making determinations by the Northern Irish Parades Commission is subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and if not, why not.   HL2209

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Belfast Agreement 1998 provides for a role for the government of the Republic of Ireland in Strand One talks where the discussions are about Northern Irish internal affairs.   HL2210

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much duty has been lost in each of the last five years as a result of fuel laundering in South Omagh.   HL2211

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to reduce the noise of motorbikes on public roads.   HL2212

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average number of days lost through sickness in the Northern Ireland Office, and in the civil service as a whole, over the last five years. 
   HL2213

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Advertising of Prostitution (Prohibition) [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

 

European Union Referendum

Government

 

Natural Environment [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

 

Accessible Sports Grounds [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Constitutional Convention [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Council Tax Valuation Bands [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) [HL] (Queen’s and Prince of Wales’ Consents to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

Succession to Peerages [HL] (Queen’s Consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Childcare [HL]

Government

 

Energy [HL]

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

European Union (Approvals) [HL]

Government

16 September

Sent to the Commons

   

Psychoactive Substances [HL]

Government

 

Cities and Local Government Devolution [HL]

Government

 

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) [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

 

Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Transparency in Supply Chains) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Maximum Number of Judges Order 2015

   

Draft Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Small and Medium Sized Business (Credit Information) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Small and Medium Sized Business (Finance Platforms) Regulations 2015

   

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Consumer Rights Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015

 

16 September

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

 

16 September

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

Draft Flood Reinsurance (Scheme Funding and Administration) Regulations 2015

   

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

7th Report

17 September

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

   

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

 
 

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

 

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

18 October

 

Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015

2 November

 

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

2 November

 

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Report

Parliamentary procedure

Draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

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

1st

Affirmative

Forthcoming Retirements 

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

 

Date of retirement

 

Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville

18 September

 

Lord Stewartby

12 November

 

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.

Tuesday 15 September

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Sexual Violence in Conflict

Select Committee

2.30pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 16 September

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Privileges and Conduct

Select Committee

10.45am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 17 September

   

Built Environment

Select Committee

10.00am

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Palace of Westminster

Joint Committee

2.00pm

Monday 12 October

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

2.00pm

Wednesday 14 October

   

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Wednesday 21 October

   

Audit

Domestic Committee

10.30am

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Thursday 22 October

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 27 October

   

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm
in Committee Room G

Monday 2 November

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 14 September 2015 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Portsmouth.

1 Retirement The Lord Speaker informed the House of the retirement with effect from 14 September of Lord Parkinson under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014.

Public Business

2 Food supply: sustainability A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of St Albans and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.

3 Soma Oil and Gas: SFO investigation A question was asked by Lord Avebury and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

4 Tax credits: impact of cuts A question was asked by Lord Dubs and answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde.

5 Care: costs cap A question was asked by Baroness Wheeler and answered by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen.

6 Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) moved that Standing Order 40(1) (Arrangement of the Order Paper) be dispensed with on Tuesday 13 October to enable the second reading of the European Union Referendum Bill to be taken before oral questions. The motion was agreed to.

7 Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) moved that this House approves the nomination of Lord Janvrin and the Marquess of Lothian as members of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

8 Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. Amendments were considered and a privilege amendment was agreed to. Then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

9 Energy Bill [HL] The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with the question that clause 59 be agreed to. Amendments 36 and 43 were agreed to. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 62)

10 Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 16 March be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 9.09pm until Tuesday 15 September at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2015, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.    (1662)

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

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

Science and Technology-Protocol of accession of Russia to the Convention of 16 December 1988 Concerning the Construction and Operation of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, together with an Explanatory Memorandum. (9134)

Prepared 15th September 2015