House of Lords Business

Wednesday 21 October 2015 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

Future Business 

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.

†*Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Russia about co-ordinating the use of airspace over Syria and Iraq.

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]

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

†Enterprise Bill [HL] Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 21 October, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 23 October.

†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). 8th Report from the Secondary Legislation Committee

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

Lord Gardiner of Kimble intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.

†Flood Reinsurance (Scheme and Scheme Administrator Designation) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Gardiner of Kimble] 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Flood Reinsurance (Scheme Funding and Administration) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Gardiner of Kimble] 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Byelaws (Alternative Procedure) (England) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Maximum Number of Judges Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†English Apprenticeships (Consequential Amendments to Primary Legislation) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [The Earl of Courtown] 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Lord Ashton of Hyde intends to move the following three motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

†Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Relevant Authorised Persons) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Misconduct and Appropriate Regulator) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde]

†Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Anelay of St Johns]

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 22 October, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 26 October.

†European Union Referendum Bill Committee [Baroness Anelay of St Johns] 5th Report from the Constitution Committee

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Enterprise Bill [HL] will continue at 3.45pm in the Moses Room.

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 23 October, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 27 October.

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.

Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent assault by the Syrian armed forces on Aleppo, what is their strategy for tackling the refugee crisis in Syria. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

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.

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the governance of the Advertising Standards Authority. (1½ hours)

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.

The Lord Bishop of Chester to move that this House takes note of the impact of pornography on society. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 26 October, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 27 October.

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. (Balloted debate, 2½ hours)

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.

†*Lord Fowler to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to protect those who have not been charged with any offence from being named as under investigation.

†*Baroness Campbell of Surbiton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are monitoring how local authorities disburse money previously disbursed from the Independent Living Fund to enable disabled people to live as independently as they were before the closure of that fund.

†*Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to raise human rights issues at the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Malta.

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

Lord Murphy of Torfaen will be introduced and 
The Rt Hon Peter Hain will be introduced as a Baron.

Thursday 26 November at 11.00am

Baroness Featherstone 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 Sir 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.

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).

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 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 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)

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to extend civil partnerships to heterosexual couples. (20 October)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 20 October and due for answer by 3 November.

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 16 September (HL2087), whether they have established success criteria for the budgeted spend of £2 million for Operation Grange in 2015–16.   HL2768

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 16 September (HL2087), whether they have any plans to spend an amount equivalent to the spending on Operation Grange in 2015–16 on the search for Ben Needham, or other missing children; and if not, why not.   HL2769

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bridges of Headley on 21 September (HL2088), what part of the total remuneration paid to members of the Chilcot Inquiry has been paid to Sir John Chilcot in both attendance allowances and expenses.
   HL2770

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received regarding the report Unhealthy Attitudes published in July by Stonewall, and what steps they propose to take to improve training for health and social care employees about LGBT rights.   HL2771

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent the sale of exotic animals as pets in the United Kingdom.   HL2772

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish a health impact assessment of the reductions in, and freezes to, alcohol duties announced in the last Budget.
   HL2773

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take further steps to advise the public about the amount of sugar in alcohol.   HL2774

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to amend the Climate Change Act 2008 to alleviate the costs of power for large energy users in the United Kingdom.   HL2775

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of the effectiveness of the NHS 111 service.   HL2776

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the current performance of the NHS 111 service and take steps in order to ensure that more qualified nurses are used to handle calls from the public.   HL2777

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the safety of the NHS 111 service in the East Midlands.   HL2778

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they and the NHS 111 service give to qualified nurses about the prioritisation of complex cases and more routine calls, in the light of the targets set for that service.   HL2779

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they plan to make to the recent article published in the Journal of Public Health reporting on the costs and benefits of health checks for 40 to 74 year olds.   HL2780

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the assessment by Monitor that the capping of agency staff rates could result in a shortage of staff working for the National Health Service.   HL2781

Lord Jay of Ewelme to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken, and to what effect, to secure the release of Andy Tsege from prison in Ethiopia; and what representations they have made to the government of Ethiopia about allowing Mr Tsege’s lawyer to travel to that country.
   HL2782

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations, if any, they have made to British Members of the European Parliament about voting against European Union legislation requiring countries to carry out spot checks on the emissions of vehicles under real operating conditions.   HL2783

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for establishing a national testing regime routinely to measure vehicle emissions under real operating conditions.   HL2784

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timescale for complying with the Supreme Court judgment about tackling illegal levels of diesel fumes in British cities.   HL2785

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what additional resources will be made available to enable local authorities to introduce clean air zones.   HL2786

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for a sugar tax on sweetened drinks in order to tackle the rise in obesity.   HL2787

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the funding of free school meals for infants schools will be protected in the forthcoming spending review.   HL2788

Lord Knight of Weymouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to publish the Small Schools Taskforce report relating to the provision of free school meals in small schools.   HL2789

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timetable for (1) the completion, and (2) the publication, of the hepatitis C improvement framework.   HL2790

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, to date, how many patients have commenced treatment under NHS England’s commissioning policy for the treatment of cirrhosis in adults with hepatitis C, and how much that commissioning policy has cost.   HL2791

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Individual Funding Requests NHS England received in (1) 2013–14, (2) 2014–15, and (3) 2015–16 to date, and how many of those requests were accepted in each year.   HL2792

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many requests under the NHS England Standard Operating Procedures for funding requests for clinically critically urgent treatment outside established policy have been received so far in 2015–16, and how many of those requests have been approved.   HL2793

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether NHS England will hold a consultation on generic commissioning policies, including for Individual Funding Requests, and if so, when details of that consultation will be published.   HL2794

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Land Use Policy Group published in June, The role of agroecology in sustainable intensification.   HL2795

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes they intend to make to evaluation metrics at both farm and regional and landscape levels to take account of natural capital in policy-making decisions.   HL2796

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to promote the Rural Development Programme vocational skills measures in order to enhance the knowledge and skills of food producers.   HL2797

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel following the shooting of Maram Abudl-Latif al-Qaddoumi and her father in September.   HL2798

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 19 October (HL2591), what are the present seaborne links they provide to the people of Tristan da Cunha.   HL2799

Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Verma on 19 October (HL Deb, col 438), whether they will publish a risk assessment on the threat to "the safety of the British public" which would be posed by the resumption of direct flights from the United Kingdom to Sierra Leone.   HL2800

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to publish on the Legal Aid Agency website or legislation.gov.uk a consolidated version of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and related regulations.   HL2801

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many applications for exceptional case funding (non-inquests) have been made to the Legal Aid Agency on behalf of applicants aged under 18 each year since the scheme began in April 2013; and of those, how many were granted.
   HL2802

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many applications for exceptional case funding (non-inquests) have been made to the Legal Aid Agency from applicants aged 18 to 24 each year since the scheme began in April 2013; and of those, how many were granted.   HL2803

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many immigration and asylum cases in the years 2013–14 and 2014–15 have involved children as claimants in their own right; of those, how many received funding for legal help or representation; and in what percentage of these cases was the child represented.   HL2804

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government based on closed matters, what was (1) the total number of immigration cases (not including asylum) involving children under 18, and (2) the total civil legal aid spending on those cases in 2012–13.   HL2805

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases where legal aid advice or representation was granted involved children in (1) immigration, or (2) asylum cases each year for the last five years; and how much was paid out in total and on average in each such year.
   HL2806

Lord Morris of Aberavon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 20 October, what consideration they gave to discussing with the European Union the possibility of mothballing some of the steel plants recently announced for closure; what assessment they have made of the difficulties in mothballing a plant; and what estimates they have made, if any, about the costs of doing so.   HL2807

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much surplus land owned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and its agencies they estimate is suitable for building new houses on; how much has been released in each year since 2010–11; and how much they expect to release in (1) the current year, and (2) each year to 2020–21.   HL2808

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much surplus land owned by the Department for Education and its agencies they estimate is suitable for building new houses on; how much has been released in each year since 2010–11; and how much they expect to release in (1) the current year, and (2) each year to 2020–21.   HL2809

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much surplus land owned by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and its agencies they estimate is suitable for building new houses on; how much has been released in each year since 2010–11; and how much they expect to release in (1) the current year, and (2) each year to 2020–21.   HL2810

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much surplus land owned by the Department for International Development and its agencies they estimate is suitable for building new houses on; how much has been released in each year since 2010–11; and how much they expect to release in (1) the current year, and (2) each year to 2020–21.   HL2811

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much surplus land owned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and its agencies they estimate is suitable for building new houses on; how much has been released in each year since 2010–11; and how much they expect to release in (1) the current year, and (2) each year to 2020–21.   HL2812

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what amendments were made to the formula for police funding following the consultation process with individual police forces.   HL2813

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reports that the German Chancellor has promised to facilitate the full entry of Turkey to the European Union, what assessment they have made of (1) the impact of Turkish membership of the European Union on the United Kingdom’s voting powers, and (2) whether all Turkish nationals would have rights of access to the United Kingdom under the existing free movement provisions.   HL2814

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 12 October concerning operational expenditure on the Severn Crossings (HL2333), whether those figures include the costs of collecting tolls; and if so, what are the specific costs for each year between 2005 and 2014.   HL2815

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Dublin Regulation, in the light of recent events in Syria, and the need to protect vulnerable refugees.   HL2816

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the judgment in Lord Chancellor v Detention Action [2015] EWCA Civ 840, they will reconsider the sections of the Immigration Bill that provide for individuals having to appeal their cases after deportation.   HL2817

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the current migration situation, they will make changes to allow refugees to work in the United Kingdom immediately, or within six months, of arrival, in order to allow refugees to contribute to the British economy, and reduce pressure on refugees facing destitution.   HL2818

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial support is available specifically for refugees who have been granted asylum in the United Kingdom, and are therefore ineligible for the weekly allowance for asylum seekers.   HL2819

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to co-ordinate the work of non-governmental organisations and charities in order to improve the support available for refugees as they leave Syria, and to support them in settling and integrating into European life.
   HL2820

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to support the governments of Italy and Greece to deal with the number of immigrants arriving in their countries.   HL2821

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the obstacles people will encounter when searching for company statements on supply chains, which are required to be produced by all companies that have a turnover of £36 million or more.   HL2822

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that businesses with a turnover of £36 million or more are ready to comply with the obligations of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Transparency in Supply Chains) Regulations 2015.   HL2823

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of El Salvador concerning women who miscarry and find themselves imprisoned.
   HL2824

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Uzbekistan concerning Mr Muhammad Bekzhanou.   HL2825

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the National Federation of Housing and the Local Government Association regarding funding the right to buy for housing association tenants.   HL2826

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the average right to buy discount is expected to be for housing association tenants outside London; and whether they will break this data down by local authority area.   HL2827

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the cost of the right to buy discount for housing association tenants is expected to be each year until 2020; what assessment was carried out on the projected costs of discounts; and whether they will place any such research in the Library of the House.   HL2828

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is an authority that has the right to inspect properties with regard to the number of people living in the property; and what power that body has to act.   HL2829

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what range of sanctions is available to use against British Jihadists returning to the United Kingdom after fighting in Syria and Iraq; and whether they will encourage the police to use them.   HL2830

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the removal of the passports of British Jihadists who have gone to fight in Syria and Iraq, in order to prevent their return to the United Kingdom.   HL2831

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace since 1995 in relation to the promotion of diesel engine cars.
   HL2832

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce a British fuel efficiency test for all motor vehicles sold in the United Kingdom which exactly simulates real driving conditions and which does not use a rolling road nor overinflated tyres.   HL2833

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 16 September (HL2163), whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the letter of July 2015 from the Minister of State for Farming, Food and Marine Environment to the government of Japan on the United Kingdom’s opposition to their ongoing coastal hunts and continued programme of lethal scientific research on cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises); and also a copy of any reply received.   HL2834

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 17 September (HL2164), what were the responses received from the government of the Faroe Islands; and whether they will place any written responses in the Library of the House.   HL2835

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]

HL2450 Lord Wallace of Saltaire [HO]

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

[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

 

Bank of England and Financial Services [HL]

Government

26 October

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Enterprise [HL]

Government

26 October

Education and Adoption

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

28 October

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

   

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

   

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

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Draft Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2015

 

27 October

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

 

27 October

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

27 October

Draft Flood Reinsurance (Scheme Funding and Administration) Regulations 2015

 

27 October

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

 

27 October

Draft Byelaws (Alternative Procedure) (England) Regulations 2015

 

27 October

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

 

27 October

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2015

 

27 October

Draft Maximum Number of Judges Order 2015

 

27 October

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

   

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

   

Draft Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing (Protected Areas) Regulations 2015

8th Report

 

Draft Renewables Obligation 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

7th Report

   

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules

30 October

 

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

25 October

 
 

8th Report

   

Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015

2 November

27 October

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

27 October

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.

Wednesday 21 October

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

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

   

European Union

Select Committee

3.40pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

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

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 5 November

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

11.45am

Monday 30 November

   

Procedure

Domestic Committee

12.00 noon

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 20 October 2015 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by The Lord Bishop of St Albans.

1 Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom The Rt Hon James Norwich Arbuthnot, having been created Baron Arbuthnot of Edrom, of Edrom in the County of Berwick, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 1 October 2015, was introduced between the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) and Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone, made and subscribed the solemn affirmation and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2 Lord Polak Stuart Polak, Esquire, CBE, having been created Baron Polak, of Hertsmere in the County of Hertfordshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 2 October 2015, was introduced between Lord Sterling of Plaistow and Lord Grade of Yarmouth, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Select Committee Report

3 Secondary Legislation Scrutiny 
The 10th Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 41)

Public Business

4 Health: parity of esteem A question was asked by Lord Stone of Blackheath and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

5 European Union: digital single market A question was asked by Lord Stevenson of Balmacara and answered by Baroness Neville-Rolfe.

6 Health: post-polio syndrome A question was asked by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

7 Police: funding formula A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Lord Bates.

8 Hereditary Peers’ By-election The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that Lord Trevethin and Oaksey had been elected under Standing Order 10 (Hereditary peers: by-elections) to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Viscount Montgomery of Alamein.

9 Steel industry Baroness Neville-Rolfe repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

10 Northern Ireland: paramilitary groups Lord Dunlop repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

11 Education and Adoption Bill Lord Nash moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Grand Committee.

12 Taxi and private car hire market A question was asked by Lord Bradshaw and, after debate, answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

13 Advertising of Prostitution (Prohibition) Bill [HL] The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 15–EN)

The House adjourned at 9.06pm until Wednesday 21 October at 3.00pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Paper 

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

Command Paper

The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty:

Draft Wales Bill.    (9144)

Prepared 21st October 2015