House of Lords Business

Tuesday 20 October 2015 at 2.30pm

Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom and 
Lord Polak will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Lord Stone of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in establishing parity of esteem between mental and physical wellbeing.

*Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made towards completing the Digital Single Market within the European Union.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will develop a strategy for post-polio syndrome.

†*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on police numbers and local crime of the proposed new funding formula for police forces in counties such as Lancashire.

Education and Adoption Bill Second Reading [Lord Nash]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Nash to move that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee.

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for bringing up to date the regulation of the taxi and private car hire market. (1½ hours)

Future Business 

Wednesday 21 October at 3.00pm

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to recover unpaid parking fines and London congestion charge payments from diplomatic missions and international organisations.

*Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will mark the United Kingdom’s Presidency of the UN Security Council in November 2015 by tabling a draft resolution on the protection of civilian translators and interpreters in conflict situations.

*Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage technical and vocational education and training to increase women’s employability in developing nations.

†*The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to intervene to save work from the collection of Graham Ovenden, including work by Pierre Louys and others, from destruction following the ruling made at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court on 13 October.

†Energy Bill [HL] Report (day 2) [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth] 6th and 7th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) to move that this House takes note of the Government’s proposals on English Votes for English Laws.

Thursday 22 October at 11.00am

Lord O’Shaughnessy and 
Baroness Stroud will be introduced.

*Baroness Seccombe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the construction of HS2 on the running of existing rail services.

*Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will require the appointments commission to vet political nominations to the House of Lords using the same criteria as currently applied to crossbench Peers and thus consider suitability as well as propriety.

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation into personal current accounts and banking services for small and medium-sized enterprises, whether they intend to support further the financial technology sector in providing greater competition across financial services.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 20 October.

Lord Howell of Guildford to move that this House takes note of the case for private ownership of industries and institutions in the United Kingdom.

Baroness Stedman-Scott to move that this House takes note of the case for creating the right education and employment opportunities in the United Kingdom.

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. (1½ hours)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 1.00pm

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to combat Lyme disease and other tick-related illnesses. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

Viscount Ridley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the relative merits of different forms of nuclear technology. (1 hour) [I]Category 5: Land and property
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Friday 23 October at 10.00am

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Cox]

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

Access to Palliative Care Bill [HL] Second Reading [Baroness Finlay of Llandaff]

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

Advertising of Prostitution (Prohibition) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord McColl of Dulwich]

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

Monday 26 October at 2.30pm

Lord Lansley, 
Baroness Sheehan, and 
The Lord Bishop of Gloucester will be introduced.

*Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the report The UK’s Contribution to Health Globally, published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health in June.

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many free schools at primary and secondary levels were open at the beginning of this school year, how many are expected to open during the 2015–16 school year, and how free schools will be monitored and evaluated.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to address the shortage of housing in London.

*Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the readiness of companies and other organisations for the coming into force of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Childcare Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Nash]

Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Lord O’Neill of Gatley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 September be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 9th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end to insert "but this House regrets the lack of available evidence in support of the policy changes contained in the Regulations as set out in the Social Security Advisory Committee’s letter to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury of 9 September 2015, and that the Regulations fail to take account of concerns about their short-term impact on the household incomes of working families."

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Bridges of Headley]

Tuesday 27 October at 2.30pm

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and  
Lord Oates will be introduced.

*Lord Strasburger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for the use of the strongest encryption standards online, with no back door access, in order to protect the integrity of the global digital infrastructure for all organisations and citizens who rely on it.

*The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Nepal following its adoption of a new constitution on 20 September.

*Baroness Sherlock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made on work incentives for families with children.

Wednesday 28 October at 3.00pm

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the outcome of their consultation about giving bodies representing small businesses wider powers to challenge unfair payment practices, and what progress has been made in improving small businesses’ access to short-term finance to mitigate the late payment of debts owing to them.

*Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact on national security of the cuts in police numbers.

*Lord Bach to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish their proposals for a British Bill of Rights.

Thursday 29 October at 11.00am

Lord Lupton and  
Baroness Redfern will be introduced.

*Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on restoring peace in that country.

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their plans to deliver the Global Goals for sustainable development agreed by the UN in September 2015.

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken to reduce the number of cold calls made to households.

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to move that this House takes note of the case for action on global climate change and in particular its impact on the urban environment in the United Kingdom.

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 20 October.

Lord Harris of Haringey to move that this House takes note of the case for taking action to address the problems of young people before they enter the criminal justice system in order to reduce the prison population, improve conditions within prison, and focus on the rehabilitation of prisoners, as set out in The Harris Review: Changing Prisons, Saving Lives.

Monday 2 November at 2.30pm

*Lord Trefgarne to ask the Chairman of Committees what progress has been made on the restoration of the Daniel Maclise paintings in the Royal Gallery.

*Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the employment and environmental records of the Chinese companies involved in developing Hinkley Point, and whether either company has been involved in developing nuclear weapons.

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what future financial support they intend to provide to the Copyright Hub.

*Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether it is appropriate for the President of Egypt, General Sisi, to visit the United Kingdom, in the light of the state of the rule of law and human rights in that country.

Tuesday 3 November at 2.30pm

Baroness Pidding and 
Baroness Scott of Bybrook will be introduced.

*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider establishing a United Kingdom constitutional convention.

*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to undertake a regional study of the effects of the under-occupancy charge.

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they hope will be achieved at the November European Council meeting on migration to be held in Valletta, Malta.

Wednesday 4 November at 3.00pm

*Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact of the proposed reductions in tax credits on the number of children in working families living in poverty.

*Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the supply of adequately trained teachers, particularly teachers trained by university departments of education.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Prime Minister’s statement at the Conservative Party conference on 7 October, when they will change the arrangements for religious educational institutions such as madrasas, so that they will be registered and subject to Ofsted inspections.

Thursday 5 November at 11.00am

Lord Campbell of Pittenweem and  
Lord Foster of Bath will be introduced.

*Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to secure sustainable and long-term funding for women’s refuges in England when the emergency funding for refuge services ends on 31 March.

*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as part of their counter-extremism strategy, they will encourage a national debate about the nature of Islam, including whether the Muslim tenets of abrogation and Al Hijra remain valid today.

*Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many committed tasks the Royal Navy has to fulfil and what is the maximum number of committed tasks involving a frigate or destroyer that the Royal Navy could undertake over a prolonged period.

Monday 9 November at 2.30pm

Viscount Hailsham (Lord Hailsham of Kettlethorpe) and 
Lord Robathan will be introduced.

*Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to update legislation related to dog breeding and boarding, including the Pet Animals Act 1951.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent incursions by Spanish vessels and aircraft into United Kingdom waters and airspace.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many refugees have entered the United Kingdom under the vulnerable persons relocation scheme for Syrian nationals, and what, if any, are the advantages of that scheme as compared to entry under normal immigration regulations.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the National Health Service will publish the average cost of all operations and procedures undertaken (1) by general practitioners, and (2) in hospitals.

Tuesday 10 November at 2.30pm

Lord Barker of Battle and  
Baroness Burt of Solihull will be introduced.

*Baroness Sharples to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in preventing the spread of Japanese knotweed.

*Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the Basic Farm Payment they expect to pay to qualifying farmers by the end of the year.

*Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what active moral and diplomatic support they have given to Turkey since the Middle East immigration crisis began.

Wednesday 11 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of those still serving Imprisonment for Public Protection sentences have now been imprisoned for more than five times their tariff sentences, and whether their imprisonment will continue indefinitely unless and until the Parole Board is satisfied that it is no longer necessary for the protection of the public that they should be confined.

*Lord Empey to ask the Chairman of Committees when, why, and by whom, the decision was taken to prohibit members of the House of Lords from serving as chairpersons of All-Party Parliamentary Groups.

*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the tourism benefits to the United Kingdom of hosting the Rugby World Cup.

Tuesday 17 November at 2.30pm

Lord Porter of Spalding and 
Lord Shinkwin will be introduced.

Thursday 19 November at 11.00am

Lord Bruce of Bennachie and 
Baroness Rock will be introduced.

Monday 23 November at 2.30pm

Lord Beith will be introduced and 
The Rt Hon David Willetts will be introduced as a Baron.

Tuesday 24 November at 2.30pm

The Rt Hon Paul Murphy and 
The Rt Hon Peter Hain will be introduced as Barons.

Thursday 26 November at 11.00am

The Rt Hon Lynne Featherstone will be introduced as a Baroness and 
Lord Hague of Richmond will be introduced.

Monday 30 November at 2.30pm

Baroness Finn will be introduced and 
Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE will be introduced as a Baroness.

Tuesday 1 December at 2.30pm

Sharon Bowles will be introduced as a Baroness and 
Spencer Livermore, Esq will be introduced as a Baron.

Thursday 3 December at 11.00am

Dorothy Thornhill MBE will be introduced as a Baroness and 
David Watts, Esq will be introduced as a Baron.

Monday 7 December at 2.30pm

The Rt Hon Andrew Stunell OBE will be introduced as a Baron.

Tuesday 8 December at 2.30pm

Catherine Fall and 
The Rt Hon Dame Dawn Primarolo DBE will be introduced as Baronesses.

Thursday 10 December at 11.00am

The Rt Hon Dame Tessa Jowell DBE will be introduced as a Baroness and 
The Rt Hon Alistair Darling will be introduced as a Baron.

Motions for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 20 October for debate on 5 November. Time limit 2½ hours

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

The Lord Bishop of Chester to move that this House takes note of the impact of pornography on society.

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

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

Lord Boswell of Aynho to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on The referendum on UK membership of the EU: assessing the reform process (3rd Report, HL Paper 30). 28 July 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 Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House takes note of the Health and Care Professions Council (Registration and Fees) (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules Order of Council 2015 and of the increase in mandatory registration renewal fees for health and social work professionals (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).

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours.

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 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 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 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 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)
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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)

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on young people living in rural locations of the area review of further education colleges currently taking place. (15 September)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce food waste. (16 September)

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the most effective ways of teaching children with dyslexia. (16 September)

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the security of the European Union’s border; and what discussions they have had with the governments of other EU member states about the documentation of those individuals they accept as refugees. (17 September)

Baroness Suttie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the issue of preventing homelessness in the context of the current Spending Review. (17 September)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to removing international students from the net migration figures by including them as non-immigrant admissions, as is done in the United States. (17 September)

Lord Patel of Bradford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Office for National Statistics’ report on deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales in 2014. (5 October)

Lord Darzi of Denham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of proposed changes to the Tier 4 visa application process, what are their plans to support international medical students studying at United Kingdom educational institutions in transitioning to first year foundation doctor training posts. (5 October)

Lord Borwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of Deloitte’s report Technology and people: The great job-creating machine published in August. (12 October)

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce gender-based violence in the United Kingdom. (12 October)

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy for funding the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, in the light of their foreign policy interests. (15 October)

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for a new generation of polytechnics to address the technical skills gap. (15 October)

Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recommendations on long-term care made by the Dilnot Commission. (19 October)

Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to review the provision of National Health Service maternity services. (19 October)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 19 October and due for answer by 2 November.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have about the claim by the government of Italy that, of the 13,026 children who arrived unaccompanied in Italy in 2014, 3,707 disappeared after arriving; what assessment they have made of where those children are; and what consideration they are giving to the request of Save the Children that the United Kingdom should provide refuge for 3,000 unaccompanied children.   HL2689

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with other European Union member states about children who have arrived in Europe unaccompanied or separated from family members; what assessment they have made of the vulnerability of such children; and what they are doing to ensure that those children are prioritised for security and shelter.
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of (1) the number of instances of internet frauds committed annually in the United Kingdom, and (2) the level of financial loss that is caused annually in the United Kingdom by internet fraud.   HL2691

Lord Butler of Brockwell to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many ministerial directions have been issued to accounting officers in the last 10 years, and in which departments.   HL2692

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will announce proposals for the use of the proposed £1 billion fund to support brownfield housing schemes.   HL2693

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will announce their response to the consultation on changes to the NHS tariff objection mechanism.   HL2694

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the latest date by which they need to amend secondary legislation to change the NHS tariff objection mechanism in order for such changes to operate for the setting of the 2016–17 tariff.   HL2695

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in meeting their target of collecting and sequencing 100,000 human genomes by 2017.   HL2696

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have so far been involved since recruitment into the 100,000 Genomes Project began.   HL2697

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will report on progress with the 100,000 Genomes Project.   HL2698

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many general practitioner practices that received funding to open at weekends and in the evening have cut back out-of-hours work due to (1) a lack of demand; and (2) a shortage of GPs; and by how much those practices have reduced their opening.   HL2699

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they carried out a full economic impact assessment of their cuts to subsidies for solar power; and if so, what conclusions they drew about (1) the number of jobs that would be lost, and (2) the number of companies that would fail, as a result of those cuts.   HL2700

Lord Kinnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions the Chancellor of the Exchequer has had, during and since his recent official visit to China, with the government of China and Chinese industrialists about steel production and trade; whether, in those discussions, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has raised the issue of steel products dumping; and if so, what response he has received.
   HL2701

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many families (1) with a disabled child, (2) where a parent has died, and (3) in problem debt, they estimate will be affected by limiting the child element of tax credits to the first two children.   HL2702

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they give to first-tier tribunals about what is a reasonable time to hear and determine asylum and immigration appeals.
   HL2703

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the cuts in the budget of the Ministry of Justice on the ability of first-tier tribunals to hear and determine immigration and asylum appeals.   HL2704

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government (1) how many, and (2) what proportion, of those affected by the cuts to tax credits due to take effect in 2016 are self-employed.
   HL2705

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on work incentives of the changes to universal credit work allowances announced in the Budget.   HL2706

Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) children, (2) kinship carers, and (3) victims of domestic violence, they estimate will be affected by limiting the child element of tax credits to the first two children.    HL2707

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the responses that were received following the letter sent by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Water, Forestry, Rural Affairs and Resource Management to all departments in March asking how each was addressing the timber procurement policy.   HL2708

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the 2014–15 Greening Government Commitments report is in preparation; and whether that document will report on the commitments set out in the 2012 Natural Environment White Paper.   HL2709

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the United Kingdom does not have a free trade agreement with China, and what assessment they have made of whether such an agreement would help to boost trade between the United Kingdom and China.   HL2710

Lord Tanlaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the prime meridian can be correctly identified and correlated with GPS by the construction (with permission) in Greenwich Park of a suitable marker located at zero longitude.   HL2711

Lord Tanlaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for the civil timescale Greenwich Mean Time being renamed Greenwich Meridian Time, with a value of UT1 at longitude zero based on GPS rather than the historic location of the prime meridian.   HL2712

Baroness Worthington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures are in place to limit the exposure of the public purse to costs arising through reliefs and repayments of Ring Fence Corporation Tax, Petroleum Revenue Tax, and the Supplementary Charge, incurred by the decommissioning of North Sea oil and gas infrastructure.   HL2713

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 19 October (HL2605) concerning the government of the Republic of Ireland and recent talks at Stormont, whether the government of the Republic of Ireland has been represented at any discussions other than those under the 1998 Belfast Agreement.   HL2714

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in each year since 1995, how many passports have been issued by the appropriate office in Belfast.   HL2715

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the government of the Republic of Ireland has borrowed from Her Majesty’s Government, and what are the arrangements for repayment.
   HL2716

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the lessons that can be learnt from the case of Connor Sparrowhawk in order to improve services for those with autism and learning difficulties.   HL2717

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance will be given under the proposed Conflict, Stability and Security Fund.   HL2718

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund will be allocated for survivors of sexual violence in conflict zones.   HL2719

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government under what legislation and on what grounds courts in the United Kingdom can make orders for the destruction of (1) original photographs, (2) paintings, and (3) artwork in other media.   HL2720

Lord Condon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage first aid training in secondary schools, and whether, in particular, they are taking steps to offer CPR training, which is offered free of charge by some volunteer organisations.   HL2721

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Which? survey which showed that 9 out of 10 of the Volkswagen owners surveyed believe they should receive compensation.   HL2722

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 13 October (HL2417), what is their assessment of the impact of air attacks in the United Arab Emirates, on Sa’da and its region; and whether these amount to war crimes.   HL2723

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the PKK’s declaration of a unilateral cease-fire, what representations they have made to the government of Turkey following Turkish air attacks in south-east Turkey and northern Iraq.    HL2724

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the governments of France, Japan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, with respect to their contributions to the budgets of the United Nations agencies which assist refugees and displaced people; and whether those contributions are not as large as those of other countries with comparable gross domestic product.   HL2725

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of Oxfam’s proposals for the worldwide resettlement of the most vulnerable 10 per cent of the Iraqi and Syrian refugees who are outside their home countries.   HL2726

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered a comprehensive mandatory ban on the supply of arms and equipment to all of the combatants in Syria.   HL2727

Lord Dear to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a Community Land Trust under the proposed Right to Buy scheme is required to sell one of the houses it owns if it is unable to provide an alternative from (1) its existing stock, (2) its newly built stock, (3) the stock it will build in the future or (4) the stock of another housing association.   HL2728

Lord Dear to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many persons imprisoned for sexual offences have been returned to prison after failing lie detector tests by polygraph; and how many were referred for polygraph tests in the last period for which statistics are available.   HL2729

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many British military personnel (1) have been sent to train Syrian opposition fighters since January 2015, and (2) are currently engaged in training Syrian opposition fighters.   HL2730

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government (1) how many Syrian opposition fighters have been trained by British military personnel since January 2015, (2) what military equipment has been supplied to them and by whom, and (3) how many are actively involved in military operations at this time.   HL2731

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Syrian opposition fighters trained by British military personnel have defected or surrendered to Syrian Islamist groups.   HL2732

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they made representations to the UN Human Rights Council in September for the establishment of an international investigation into the conduct of the conflict in Yemen, in the light of the recommendation for such an investigation by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.   HL2733

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered making representations at international level for a system of humanitarian visas in the light of the current migrant crisis.   HL2734

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government which regulatory body is responsible for regulating the safety of e-cigarettes.   HL2735

Baroness Henig to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the statement by Lord Bates on 26 March (HL Deb, cols 1528–9) that licensing for private investigators would be introduced early in the next Parliament, what is the timetable for the introduction of licensing for private investigators.
   HL2736

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many housing association tenants are expected to buy their home under the Right to Buy scheme by (1) 2020 and (2) 2025; and whether they will place research on this topic in the Library of the House.   HL2737

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government for each local authority area what they expect to be the average discount from the Right to Buy scheme for housing association tenants in London.   HL2738

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many homes sold under the Right to Buy scheme since 2000 have been replaced; and whether they will place the figures for each year since 2000 in the Library of the House.   HL2739

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the Memorandum of Understanding between the United Kingdom and the government of Saudi Arabia, which was signed on 11 September 2014.   HL2740

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their timetable for reviewing and amending the capital limit used within Employment Tribunal Fee remission applications.   HL2741

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether and when they expect to introduce proposals on earned release for offenders; whether such proposals will involve legislation; and whether they will be subject to consultation.   HL2742

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to introduce proposals to give prison governors more power; and whether any such proposals will be subject to consultation.   HL2743

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have signed a prisoner transfer agreement with the government of Jamaica.   HL2744

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Faulks on 15 October (HLWS229), how much they have spent to date on the process for procurement of a new criminal court compliance and enforcement services provider; and how much will now be written off.   HL2745

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is proposed to prevent hospital beds being unavailable as a consequence of the number of elderly patients in hospital wards who cannot be sent home or moved to care homes because of the lack of necessary resources.   HL2746

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent study by Shelter, what steps they are taking to address the problems faced by tenants in privately rented homes infested with vermin.   HL2747

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that workers in the United Kingdom currently earning below the minimum wage receive the minimum wage.   HL2748

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Prime Minister’s party conference speech, when and how they will provide details of policies and programmes aimed at achieving the elimination of inequalities in the United Kingdom.   HL2749

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority concerning the disruption of the fuel supply to Gaza due to the closure of the crossing points during Jewish holidays.   HL2750

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding the need for road and rail links between Rafah, Hebron, Jerusalem, Nablus and Janin to serve Palestine.   HL2751

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the destruction of olive trees belonging to Palestinians in the West Bank in order to create a Nature Reserve.   HL2752

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel in the light of figures released by the Parliamentary Under Secretary, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which showed that the Israeli military have opened fire into the Gaza Access Restricted Area on at least 696 occasions since August 2014.   HL2753

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to protect British journalists in the light of the assault by Israeli soldiers on two AFP journalists during a West Bank demonstration.   HL2754

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to improve the quality of the apprenticeship schemes, in the light of the conclusion in Ofsted’s report that very few apprenticeships are delivering professional level skills.   HL2755

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the International Business Advisory Council’s statement that implementing the World Trade Organisation’s trade facilitation agreement should be a priority for governments.   HL2756

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the steel industry in the light of the director of UK Steel’s statement that the steel industry is in crisis.
   HL2757

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of nuisance phone calls made in order to extract money from businesses and consumers.
   HL2758

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect small companies in the light of reports that Google’s recent update to its search algorithm reduced visitor numbers to websites owned by small United Kingdom firms.   HL2759

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to address reductions in woodland planting rates.   HL2760

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what services they will introduce to replace the advisory, training and assessment services on the government’s timber procurement policy currently provided by the Central Point of Expertise on Timber when funding for its work comes to an end in 2016.   HL2761

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the agreement at the 18 May European Union Council meeting that the EU will work towards allowing visa-free access to the EU for Turkish citizens, whether Turkish citizens will be granted visa-free access to the United Kingdom.   HL2762

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Parliament will be able to debate and vote on proposals for the renegotiation of the United Kingdom position in the European Union before they are submitted to the European Council.   HL2763

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the statement made on 14 October by the President of the European Court of Justice that there is a strong link between the Court and European integration.   HL2764

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what areas of policy were transferred from unanimity to qualified majority voting by the Lisbon Treaty; whether the United Kingdom has opt-outs from any of those areas; and, if so, from which areas.   HL2765

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 24 July (HL1516) concerning the decision of the government of Israel not to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, whether any safeguards are in place to discourage the extension or upgrading of Israel’s nuclear deployment capacity.   HL2766

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the UN concerning criticism of the United Kingdom’s internal and external policies by UN officials.
   HL2767

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

5 October (19 October)

HL2390 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

HL2401 The Lord Bishop of Coventry [MoJ]

HL2427 Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws [MoJ]

HL2428 Baroness Kramer [BIS]

HL2429 Baroness Kramer [BIS]

HL2450 Lord Wallace of Saltaire [HO]

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

[BIS] 2

[HO] 1

[MoJ] 3

     

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

23 October

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

23 October

Advertising of Prostitution (Prohibition) [HL]

Private Member’s

23 October

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

 

Natural Environment [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Education and Adoption

Government

20 October

Bank of England and Financial Services [HL]

Government

26 October

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Enterprise [HL]

Government

 

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

 

European Union Referendum

Government

 

Waiting for Report

   

Energy [HL]

Government

21 October

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Childcare [HL]

Government

26 October

Sent to the Commons

   

Psychoactive Substances [HL]

Government

 

Cities and Local Government Devolution [HL]

Government

 

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) [HL]

Government

 

European Union (Approvals) [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 Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2015

   

Draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Misconduct and Appropriate Regulator) Order 2015

   

Draft Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hours Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015

   

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 Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing (Protected Areas) Regulations 2015

8th Report

 

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

   

Draft Maximum Number of Judges Order 2015

   

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

9th Report

26 October

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

   

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

   

Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 (Special attention drawn to the instrument)

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

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

 
 

8th Report

   

Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015

2 November

 

School Governance (Federations) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

7 November

 
 

9th Report

   

Prison and Young Offender Institution (Amendment) Rules 2015

9 November

 

Feed-in Tariffs (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015

11 November

 

Social Security (Housing Costs Amendments) Regulations 2015

12 November

 
 

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

 

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 Chalfont

10 November

 

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 20 October

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

2.00pm

Equality Act 2010

Select Committee

3.15pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm
in Room 1.05, Millbank House

Sexual Violence in Conflict

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

4.45pm

Wednesday 21 October

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Audit

Domestic Committee

10.30am

Social Mobility

Select Committee

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

House Committee

Domestic Committee

4.30pm

Thursday 22 October

   

Built Environment

Select Committee

10.00am

Monday 26 October

   

Palace of Westminster

Joint Committee

3.00pm

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 27 October

   

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 28 October

   

Information

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 29 October

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Monday 2 November

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

12 noon
in Committee Room G

Thursday 5 November

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

11.45am

Monday 30 November

   

Procedure

Domestic Committee

12.00 noon

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 19 October 2015 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.

1 Barony of Fairfax of Cameron in the Peerage of Scotland The Clerk of the Parliaments was directed to enter Lord Fairfax of Cameron on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).

Public Business

2 West Africa: Ebola A question was asked by Lord Giddens and answered by Baroness Verma.

3 Mental health services A question was asked by Lord Patel of Bradford and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

4 Social care and support: funding A question was asked by Baroness Wheeler and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

5 National minimum wage A question was asked by Lord Haskel and answered by the Earl of Courtown.

6 Energy Bill [HL] Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 and 2 
Schedule 
Clauses 3 to 69 
Title.

 

The motion was agreed to.

7 Energy Bill [HL] The report was received. Amendments 1 to 10, 12, 16 and 17 were agreed to. Amendment 11 was agreed to (see division). The report stage was adjourned.

8 European Council The Lord Privy Seal, Baroness Stowell of Beeston, repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

9 Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Transparency in Supply Chains) Regulations 2015 Lord Bates moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 7 September be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

10 Energy Bill [HL] The report was continued, beginning with amendment 19. Amendments 20, 22 to 70 and 73 to 76 were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned after amendment 78A.

The House adjourned at 9.15pm until Tuesday 20 October at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Extremism-Counter-Extremism Strategy.    (9145)

2 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Draft Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, originally laid on 7 September. (16 October)   (-)

Statutory Instrument (Standing Order 70)

The following negative instrument was laid before the House on 16 October:

Children Act 2004 (Joint Area Reviews) Regulations 2015, laid under the Children Act 2004.    (1792)

Affirmative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House for approval by resolution:

Draft Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hours Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015, laid under the Employment Rights Act 1996.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, laid under the Welfare Reform Act 2012.   (1780)

2 Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) Amendment Order 2015, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.   (1784)

Instrument not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Undersized Bass (Revocation) (England) Order 2015, laid under the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967.    (1791)

Division on 19 October 2015 

Energy Bill [HL]

Baroness Worthington moved amendment 11, after clause 3, to insert the new clause Transportation and storage of greenhouse gases. The House divided:

Contents 251

Not -contents 179

Contents

Addington, L.

Ahmed, L.

Alderdice, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Avebury, L.

Bach, L.

Bakewell, B.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berkeley, L.

Best, L.

Bichard, L.

Blackstone, B.

Blood, B.

Blunkett, L.

Boateng, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Bradley, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Campbell of Surbiton, B.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carter of Coles, 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.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Craigavon, V.

Crawley, B.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Doocey, B.

Drake, B.

Eames, L.

Elder, L.

Falconer of Thoroton, L.

Falkland, V.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Fearn, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Freyberg, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Giddens, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glasman, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goudie, B.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grantchester, L.

Grender, B.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Grocott, L.

Hameed, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Hanworth, V.

Hardie, L.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haskins, L.

Hay of Ballyore, 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 Newport, L.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Hunt of Chesterton, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Hutton of Furness, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Janke, B.

Jay of Paddington, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

Kilclooney, L.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Laird, L.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Loomba, L.

McAvoy, L.

McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Manzoor, B.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Mitchell, L.

Monks, L.

Moonie, L.

Morgan, L.

Morris of Aberavon, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Newby, L.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Northover, B.

Nye, B.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Ouseley, L.

Oxburgh, L.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Parminter, B.

Patel, L.

Patel of Blackburn, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Plant of Highfield, L.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Razzall, L.

Redesdale, L.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rennard, L.

Richard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

St Albans, Bp.

Salisbury, Bp.

Sandwich, E.

Sawyer, L.

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 Clifton, L.

Smith of Finsbury, L.

Smith of Gilmorehill, B.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Southwark, Bp.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stern, B.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Strasburger, L.

Sutherland of Houndwood, L.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Temple-Morris, L.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Tope, L.

Touhig, L.

Triesman, L.

Truscott, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Turnberg, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Uddin, B.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Walpole, L.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Williams of Crosby, B.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Wills, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolf, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Worthington, B.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Aberdare, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arran, E.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor, V.

Astor of Hever, L.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Balfe, L.

Bates, L.

Berridge, B.

Bilimoria, L.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blencathra, L.

Boothroyd, B.

Borwick, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browning, B.

Buscombe, B.

Butler of Brockwell, L.

Byford, B.

Callanan, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colwyn, L.

Condon, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

Dannatt, L.

De Mauley, L.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dykes, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Fellowes, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Fowler, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L. [Teller]

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Gilbert of Panteg, L.

Glenarthur, L.

Glendonbrook, L.

Gold, L.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Hayward, L.

Helic, B.

Heyhoe Flint, B.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Home, E.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jopling, L.

Kakkar, L.

Kalms, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kinnoull, E.

Kirkham, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Lothian, M.

Luce, L.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Marlesford, L.

Mawson, L.

Mobarik, B.

Mone, B.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Noakes, B.

Northbourne, L.

Northbrook, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Popat, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Rawlings, B.

Ribeiro, L.

Ridley, V.

Rogan, L.

Rotherwick, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, 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.

Skelmersdale, L.

Skidelsky, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Suri, L.

Swinfen, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wei, L.

Wellington, D.

Wheatcroft, B.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Prepared 20th October 2015