House of Lords Business

Tuesday 27 October 2015 at 2.30pm

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and  
Lord Oates will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that they meet the Prime Minister’s objective that 1,000 Syrian refugees should be brought to Britain by Christmas.

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

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end insert "on the grounds that it goes against the advice of the Electoral Commission."

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

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 Scrutiny Committee

Lord Rosser to move that this House regrets that the Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015 will have a detrimental effect on families, and will punish the children of those seeking asylum through the removal of higher rates of allowance for child and adolescent asylum seekers which risks them being made homeless and pushed into destitution (SI 2015/1501). 8th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny 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] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [The Earl of Courtown] 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Future Business 

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.

†*Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the new government of Canada regarding the intention of that government to withdraw their combat mission from the bombing campaign against ISIL.

European Union Referendum Bill Committee [Baroness Anelay of St Johns] 5th Report from the Constitution Committee, 9th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

†Enterprise Bill [HL] Committee (day 2) [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 9th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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 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 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 Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to complete their policy review of resettlement in the Chagos Islands.

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.

Wednesday 18 November at 3.00pm

*Lord Blair of Boughton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of restorative justice services in England and Wales.

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that fundamental rights apply equally in all parts of the United Kingdom.

*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.

Thursday 19 November at 11.00am

Lord Bruce of Bennachie and 
Baroness Rock will be introduced.

*Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many serving police officers in England and Wales have been convicted of offences of violence or dishonesty in the past 10 years.

*Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the current level of funding of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is sufficient for the department to fulfil its mission of promoting the United Kingdom’s interests overseas and supporting United Kingdom citizens and businesses globally.

*Lord Glentoran to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to manage the risks posed to passenger aircraft by drones flown by private individuals.

Monday 23 November at 2.30pm

Lord Beith and 
Lord Willetts will be introduced.

†*Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the potential impact of additional capacity at either Heathrow or Gatwick airports on the Northern Powerhouse project.

†*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to satisfy the Supreme Court’s ruling that United Kingdom air quality should be brought within legal limits as soon as possible.

†*Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to compensate the women deprived of their expected pensions by the increase in the state pension age under the Pensions Act 2011.

†*Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to increase compliance by cyclists with traffic laws and regulations.

Tuesday 24 November at 2.30pm

Lord Murphy of Torfaen and 
Lord Hain will be introduced.

Thursday 26 November at 11.00am

Baroness Featherstone and 
Lord Hague of Richmond will be introduced.

Monday 30 November at 2.30pm

Baroness Finn and 
Baroness McGregor-Smith will be introduced.

Tuesday 1 December at 2.30pm

Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted and 
Lord Livermore will be introduced.

Thursday 3 December at 11.00am

Baroness Thornhill and 
Lord Watts will be introduced.

Monday 7 December at 2.30pm

Lord Stunell will be introduced.

Tuesday 8 December at 2.30pm

Baroness Fall and 
Baroness Primarolo will be introduced.

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.

Motion for Balloted Debate 

Ballot on 1 December for debate on 17 December. Time limit 2½ hours

Lord True to move that this House takes note of the constitutional principle that the business of Her Majesty’s Government must be carried on.

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

Baroness Prashar to move that this House takes note of the report from the European Union Committee on A new EU Alcohol Strategy? (8th Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 123). 6 March 2015

Lord Harrison to move that this House takes note of the Report of the European Union Committee on Capital Markets Union: a welcome start (11th Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 139). 20 March 2015

Other Motion for Debate 

Lord Saatchi to move that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with to allow any Bill in the form in which the Medical Innovation Bill [HL] was approved by this House and sent to the Commons on 23 January 2015 in the last Parliament to be taken through all its remaining stages on one day.

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Lord 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 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)

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress and impact of neighbourhood plans. (22 October)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to determine whether there is a link between congenital malformations and applications of hormone pregnancy tests. (22 October)

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make any changes to the Disabled Students’ Allowance. (26 October)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 26 October and due for answer by 9 November.

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the mandatory criminal courts charge on the number of guilty pleas.   HL2966

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of individuals who are innocent of crimes but have pleaded guilty in order to reduce their liability for the mandatory criminal courts charge since April 2015.   HL2967

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to bring forward their review of the mandatory criminal courts charge.   HL2968

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 22 June (HL689) in determining that North Korea does not pose a terrorist threat, what assessment they made of any involvement by North Korea in assassinations, attempted kidnapping and offering support for the Tamil Tigers, Hezbollah and Hamas.   HL2969

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made on behalf of Phyoe Phyoe Aung who is currently detained in Burma.   HL2970

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they offer to youth-led civil society initiatives countering hate speech and promoting religious tolerance in Burma.   HL2971

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 20 October (HL2620), how much they expect to save in particular in housing benefit payments from the reductions in social rent levied by housing associations.   HL2972

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Bowe report into Network Rail will be completed, and whether it will be published.   HL2973

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes they have proposed to requirements for disposing of Network Rail land not currently used for rail-related purposes.   HL2974

Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the security situation in the Central African Republic.   HL2975

Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the United Kingdom contributes to the cost of the UN peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic.    HL2976

Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the need for funds to enable the disarmament, demobilisation and re-integration of those perpetrating violence in the Central African Republic.   HL2977

Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the Central African Republic should be included in the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict initiative.
   HL2978

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what practical support they have offered to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro as transit and recipient states of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa.   HL2979

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the success of the Dayton Peace accords, and of the current political and security situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
   HL2980

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Middle East Quartet Representative on the prospects for peace between Israel and Palestine; what the identified successes and failures are; and what was the cost to the public purse of supporting the office of the Representative in each of the last eight financial years.   HL2981

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans there are for the appointment of a new Middle East Quartet Representative; and what the timeline is for any such appointment.   HL2982

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of freedom of access to Yemen by the UNHCR and non-governmental organisations looking after the most vulnerable in that country.   HL2983

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the promotion of human rights is part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office mission statement, and what are their top five priorities in that area.   HL2984

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will respond to the Herbal Medicines and Practitioners Working Group report on the regulation of herbal practitioners published in March.   HL2985

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether, and to what extent, the report of the Herbal Medicines and Practitioners Working Group on the regulation of herbal practitioners represented the views solely of the Chairman.   HL2986

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the report of the Herbal Medicines and Practitioners Working Group on the regulation of herbal practitioners was signed off by all members of that group.   HL2987

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the governance arrangements of the Herbal Medicines and Practitioners Working Group report on the regulation of herbal practitioners.   HL2988

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the draft report of the Herbal Medicines and Practitioners Working Group was shared informally amongst members of that group prior to publication.   HL2989

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients waited at least 12 hours in Accident and Emergency in 2014–5, and in each year since 2005.   HL2990

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have amended the Ministerial Code to remove the duty to comply with international law and treaty obligations.   HL2991

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Ministers are under a duty to comply with international law including treaties signed and ratified on behalf of the United Kingdom.
   HL2992

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel about the level of collective punishment being imposed on Palestinians by both Jewish settlers and the Israeli Defence Forces, and in particular about the use of live fire in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.   HL2993

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the state of emergency declared by the Palestinian Red Crescent on 4 October.   HL2994

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the bulldozing of agricultural land owned by Palestinian farmers near the city of Nablus in the West Bank to open new roads to connect Jewish outposts and settlements south of the city.   HL2995

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel following the September UN OCHA Bulletin report that Israel has added additional restrictions on the entry of wood into Gaza, and that those restrictions have impeded the Catholic Relief Services’ installation of prefabricated wooden housing units to serve as transitional shelter solutions for the winter.   HL2996

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel following the September UN OCHA Bulletin report that Israel had demolished a two-storey building in Area A of the West Bank during a search and arrest operation in Jenin refugee camp and damaged an adjacent home, displacing four people.   HL2997

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to oppose the UN decision to put Saudi Arabia in charge of a human rights panel, and, if so, what action they will take.   HL2998

Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether initial teacher-training programmes delivered using core places allocated to universities are as schools-led as those delivered through School Direct.   HL2999

Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty’s Government why a cap has been imposed on recruitment to initial teacher-training programmes by universities but not on school-centred initial teacher training and School Direct recruitment.   HL3000

Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the different controls placed on recruitment to university initial teacher training and recruitment to School Direct and school-centred initial teacher-training programmes in 2016–17 on the choice available to prospective trainee teachers.   HL3001

Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure the continued viability of teacher training delivered by school-university partnership other than through School Direct.   HL3002

Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have taken to ensure that the increase in school-centred initial teacher training and School Direct initial teacher training does not undermine existing programmes delivered by mainstream school-university partnerships.   HL3003

Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what analysis they have carried out of the impact of the increase in School Direct and school-centred initial teacher training on the availability of placements for students on mainstream school-university programmes.   HL3004

Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding was allocated to the Human Trafficking and Kidnap Unit of the Metropolitan Police Service in (1) 2012–13, (2) 2013–14, and (3) 2014–15.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Trustee, Focus on Labour Exploitation
 HL3005

Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many permanent members of staff are employed within the Human Trafficking and Kidnap Unit of the Metropolitan Police Service, and what staffing changes are envisaged in the next year.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Trustee, Focus on Labour Exploitation
 HL3006

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider extending the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator in order to deliver fair prices for dairy farmers.
   HL3007

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what statistics are made publicly available on agricultural wages since the abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board.   HL3008

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) whether United Kingdom law complies with the judgment concerning the retention of fingerprints and DNA samples in S and Marper v United Kingdom [2008] ECHR 1581; and (2) whether the proposed retention of biometric data in Northern Ireland in the form of a "snapshot" to be used by the expected Historical Investigation Unit will be compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights and that judgment.   HL3009

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recent recommendations in a report by Brake that local authorities need simplified powers to introduce 20 mph zones.   HL3010

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are plans to improve the Stansted Express service from Liverpool Street to Stansted airport; and if so, what are the details of those plans.   HL3011

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to reform and improve the system by which noise associated with airports is measured in order to make it more closely aligned with systems used across Europe.   HL3012

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether landowners in the vicinity of Victoria Station have contributed to the cost of current upgrading work there; and if not, why not.
   HL3013

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the South East Flexible Ticketing Scheme, and whether there have been any delays to previously announced plans.   HL3014

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to continue with the Local Sustainable Transport Fund beyond 2016; and if not, whether they plan to replace it with an alternative fund for sustainable transport.   HL3015

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of breaches of traffic laws and regulations by bicyclists in each of the last five years.   HL3016

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics graduates who were not in education or employment one year after graduation, in each of the last five years.   HL3017

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics graduates who will not be in education or employment one year after graduation, in each of the next five years.   HL3018

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to increase the number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics graduates in education or employment one year after graduation.   HL3019

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what research they are planning to fund in West Africa into the persistence of the Ebola virus in survivors, and into post-Ebola syndrome.   HL3020

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to support the people of South Sudan who face starvation.   HL3021

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been their response to the study by the UNHCR showing that 70 per cent of Syrian refugees in Lebanon are living below the poverty line; and of their response to the World Food Programme no longer being able to provide food vouchers to 229,000 refugees in Jordan due to funding cuts.   HL3022

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been their assessment of the UNHCR claim that the United Kingdom is legally obliged to resettle 114 Syrian refugees who have arrived by boat at the British military base in Cyprus.   HL3023

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been their response to calls from UNICEF for the United Kingdom to allow refugees to apply for humanitarian visas in countries of origin and transit at United Kingdom embassies.   HL3024

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering allowing refugee children to join relatives, such as grandparents, in the United Kingdom.   HL3025

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been their response to the report by Amnesty International in June that the government of Burma has created a climate of fear by pursuing policies of surveillance, harassment and intimidation.   HL3026

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers increases the role and powers of Special Advisers; and, if so, whether they plan to bring forward regulations under section 2(5) of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 so that consultant lobbyists would need to register communications made personally to a Special Adviser.   HL3027

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the new wording in the Ministerial Code, issued in October, alters the legal obligations or duty of ministers to comply with international law and treaties.   HL3028

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 22 July (HL1498), whether they plan to bring forward regulations regarding rickshaws in London in order to protect tourists from excessive charges.   HL3029

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]

12 October (26 October)

HL2468 The Lord Bishop of Derby [MoJ]

HL2474 Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town [HO]

HL2490 Baroness King of Bow [DCLG]

HL2493 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [HO]

HL2533 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [HO]

HL2540 Lord Taylor of Warwick [BIS]

HL2545 Baroness Northover [FCO]

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

[BIS] 1

[DCLG] 1

[FCO] 1

[HO] 3

[MoJ] 4

 

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

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

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Enterprise [HL]

Government

28 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

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Advertising of Prostitution (Prohibition) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bank of England and Financial Services [HL]

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Energy [HL]

Government

 

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

 

Childcare [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 Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hours Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015

   

Draft European Parliamentary Elections (Miscellaneous Provisions) (United Kingdom and Gibraltar) Order 2015

   

Draft Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria and Information about Financial Resources) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Non-Domestic Rating (Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

   

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

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

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

 

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)

   

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

   

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

 
 

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.

Tuesday 27 October

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

11.00am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

11.30am

Equality Act 2010

Select Committee

3.15pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

European Union

Select Committee

3.40pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Sexual Violence in Conflict

Select Committee

4.00pm

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm
in Committee Room G

Social Mobility

Select Committee

5.45pm

Wednesday 28 October

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Social Mobility

Select Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Information

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 29 October

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Built Environment

Select Committee

10.00am

Monday 2 November

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

12 noon
in Committee Room G

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

4.00pm

Palace of Westminster

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 5 November

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

11.45am

Monday 30 November

   

Procedure

Domestic Committee

12.00 noon

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 26 October 2015 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Portsmouth.

1 Lord Lansley The Rt Hon Andrew David Lansley, CBE, having been created Baron Lansley, of Orwell in the County of Cambridgeshire, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 5 October 2015, was introduced between Lord Dobbs and Lord Ribeiro, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2 Baroness Sheehan Shaista Ahmad Sheehan, having been created Baroness Sheehan, of Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton and of Tooting in the London Borough of Wandsworth, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 2 October 2015, was introduced between Baroness Barker and Baroness Kramer, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

3 The Lord Bishop of Gloucester Rachel Lord Bishop of Gloucester was introduced between the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury and the Lord Bishop of London, took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Public Business

4 Health: global health A question was asked by Lord Crisp and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

5 Schools: free schools A question was asked by Baroness Massey of Darwen and answered by Lord Nash.

6 Housing: London A question was asked by Lord Kennedy of Southwark and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

7 Modern Slavery Act 2015 A question was asked by Baroness Kennedy of Cradley and answered by Lord Bates.

8 European Union Referendum Bill Baroness Anelay of St Johns moved that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the European Union Referendum Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 and 2 
Clause 5 
Clause 3 
Schedules 1 to 3

Clause 4 
Clauses 6 to 12 
Title.

The motion was agreed to.

9 Childcare Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. A privilege amendment was agreed to. Then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

10 Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 September be approved. Then Baroness Manzoor moved, as an amendment to the above motion, to leave out all the words after "that" and insert "this House declines to approve the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 September." After debate, the amendment was disagreed to (see division 1). Then Baroness Meacher moved, as an amendment to the motion in the name of the Lord Privy Seal, to leave out all the words after "that" and insert "this House declines to consider the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 September until the Government lay a report before the House, detailing their response to the analysis of the draft Regulations by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and considering possible mitigating action." After debate, the amendment was agreed to (see division 2). Then Baroness Hollis of Heigham moved, as an amendment to the motion in the name of the Lord Privy Seal, to leave out all the words after "that" and insert "this House declines to consider the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 September until the Government, (1) following consultation have reported to Parliament a scheme for full transitional protection for a minimum of three years for all low-income families and individuals currently receiving tax credits before 5 April 2016, such transitional protection to be renewable after three years with parliamentary approval, and (2) have laid a report before the House, detailing their response to the analysis of the draft Regulations by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and considering possible mitigating action." After debate, the amendment was agreed to (see division 3).

11 Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [HL] Lord Bridges of Headley moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

The House adjourned at 10.41pm until Tuesday 27 October at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.

Enterprise Bill [HL] The Grand Committee considered the bill. Amendments were considered. The Committee adjourned after amendment 15.

The Committee adjourned at 7.06pm.

Papers 

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:

Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Duty to Notify) Regulations 2015. (9 October)   (-)

Affirmative Instrument

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

Non-Domestic Rating (Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988.

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report for 2014–15 of Healthwatch England, laid under the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

2 Accounts for 2014–15 of the Severn Bridges Act 1992 Account, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Severn Bridges Act 1992.

Divisions on 26 October 2015 

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

Division No. 1

Baroness Manzoor moved, as an amendment to the above motion, to leave out all the words after "that" and insert "this House declines to approve the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 September." The House divided:

Contents 99

Not-contents 310

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Addington, L.

Adebowale, L.

Afshar, B.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Avebury, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Benjamin, B.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Bradshaw, L.

Cashman, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clement-Jones, L.

Cotter, L.

Dholakia, L.

Doocey, B.

Elis-Thomas, L.

Fearn, L.

Fox, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Glasgow, E.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Hamwee, B.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Hastings of Scarisbrick, L.

Humphreys, B. [Teller]

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Janke, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Kidron, B.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Linklater of Butterstone, B.

Listowel, E.

Loomba, L.

Ludford, B.

Macdonald of River Glaven, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Manzoor, B.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Northover, B.

Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.

Oxford and Asquith, E.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Parekh, L.

Parminter, B.

Pinnock, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Quin, B.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Redesdale, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Scriven, L.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sheehan, B.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Smith of Clifton, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Strasburger, L.

Suttie, B.

Taverne, L.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Tope, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Uddin, B.

Verjee, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Walmsley, B.

Watson of Richmond, L.

Wigley, L.

Williams of Crosby, B.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Not-contents

Aberdare, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Arran, E.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Balfe, L.

Bamford, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Berkeley of Knighton, L.

Berridge, B.

Bew, L.

Bhatia, L.

Bichard, L.

Bilimoria, L.

Birt, L.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blackwell, L.

Blencathra, L.

Boothroyd, B.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Boyce, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L.

Browning, B.

Burns, L.

Buscombe, B.

Butler of Brockwell, L.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Carswell, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chadlington, L.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chester, Bp.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Coe, L.

Colville of Culross, V.

Colwyn, L.

Condon, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Craig of Radley, L.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

Crisp, L.

Cumberlege, B.

Dannatt, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Deech, B.

Deighton, L.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Donoughue, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Eames, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elder, L.

Elton, L.

Erroll, E.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Evans of Weardale, L.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Feldman of Elstree, L.

Fellowes, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

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.

Glentoran, L.

Gold, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Green of Deddington, L.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hameed, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayward, L.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Heseltine, L.

Heyhoe Flint, B.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Hogg, B.

Hollins, B.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howard of Lympne, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howarth of Breckland, B.

Howe, E.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Janvrin, L.

Jay of Ewelme, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jopling, L.

Judge, L.

Kakkar, L.

Kalms, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kilclooney, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kinnoull, E.

Kirkham, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Laird, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lane-Fox of Soho, B.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leach of Fairford, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lisvane, L.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Lloyd-Webber, L.

Lothian, M.

Lucas, L.

Luce, L.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

Macfarlane of Bearsden, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Mancroft, L.

Marland, L.

Marlesford, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Maude of Horsham, L.

Mawhinney, L.

Mobarik, B.

Mone, B.

Montrose, D.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Noakes, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Donnell, L.

O’Loan, B.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Oxburgh, L.

Palmer, L.

Palumbo, L.

Patel, L.

Patten of Barnes, L.

Pearson of Rannoch, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Plumb, L.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Prashar, B.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Quirk, L.

Ramsbotham, L.

Rawlings, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Richardson of Calow, B.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robertson of Port Ellen, L.

Rooker, L.

Rose of Monewden, L.

Rotherwick, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Russell of Liverpool, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

Saatchi, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Foscote, L.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shrewsbury, E.

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Somerset, D.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stevenson of Coddenham, L.

Stewartby, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Suri, L.

Sutherland of Houndwood, L.

Swinfen, L.

Tanlaw, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Taylor of Warwick, L.

Tebbit, L.

Thomas of Swynnerton, L.

Thurlow, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trevethin and Oaksey, L.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Trumpington, B.

Truscott, L.

Turnbull, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Vinson, L.

Wakeham, L.

Walker of Aldringham, L.

Walpole, L.

Warner, L.

Wasserman, L.

Wei, L.

Wellington, D.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Wilson of Dinton, L.

Wolf of Dulwich, B.

Wolfson of Aspley Guise, L.

Wolfson of Sunningdale, L.

Woolf, L.

Wright of Richmond, L.

York, Abp.

Young of Cookham, L.

Young of Graffham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

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

Division No. 2

Baroness Meacher moved, as an amendment to the motion in the name of the Lord Privy Seal, to leave out all the words after "that" and insert "this House declines to consider the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 September until the Government lay a report before the House, detailing their response to the analysis of the draft Regulations by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and considering possible mitigating action." The House divided:

Contents 307

Not-contents 277

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Addington, L.

Adebowale, L.

Afshar, B.

Ahmed, L.

Allen of Kensington, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Avebury, L.

Bach, L.

Bakewell, B.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beecham, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berkeley, L.

Best, L.

Bhatia, L.

Bichard, L.

Bilimoria, L.

Billingham, B.

Blackstone, B.

Blood, B.

Blunkett, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Boothroyd, B.

Bradley, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Bragg, L.

Brennan, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Campbell of Surbiton, B.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Cashman, L.

Chandos, V.

Chester, Bp.

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.

Crawley, B.

Crisp, L.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Davies of Abersoch, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Desai, L.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Doocey, B.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Dykes, L.

Eames, L.

Eatwell, L.

Elis-Thomas, L.

Evans of Temple Guiting, L.

Evans of Watford, L.

Falconer of Thoroton, L.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Fearn, L.

Filkin, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Fox, L.

Freyberg, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Gibson of Market Rasen, B.

Glasgow, E.

Glasman, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grantchester, L.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Grocott, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Hastings of Scarisbrick, L.

Haworth, 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.

Hollins, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Stretford, B.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Hutton of Furness, L.

Hylton, L.

Janke, B.

Jay of Paddington, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kerslake, L.

Kidron, B.

King of Bow, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Kramer, B.

Lane-Fox of Soho, B.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lennie, L.

Levy, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Listowel, E.

Loomba, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

Ludford, B.

McAvoy, L.

McCluskey, L.

McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L.

McDonagh, B.

Macdonald of River Glaven, L.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Mallalieu, B.

Mandelson, L.

Manzoor, B.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Meacher, B. [Teller]

Mendelsohn, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Mitchell, L.

Monks, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Drefelin, B.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Newby, L.

Northover, B.

Nye, B.

Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.

O’Loan, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Ouseley, L.

Owen, L.

Oxburgh, L.

Oxford and Asquith, E.

Paddick, L.

Palmer, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Parekh, L.

Parminter, B.

Patel, L. [Teller]

Patel of Blackburn, L.

Pearson of Rannoch, L.

Pendry, L.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Plant of Highfield, L.

Portsmouth, Bp.

Prashar, B.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Quin, B.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Ramsbotham, L.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Rea, L.

Rebuck, B.

Redesdale, L.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Rennard, L.

Richard, L.

Richardson of Calow, B.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sawyer, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Scriven, L.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sheehan, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Clifton, L.

Smith of Gilmorehill, B.

Smith of Leigh, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stern, B.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Strasburger, L.

Suttie, B.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Thornton, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Tope, L.

Touhig, L.

Triesman, L.

Tunnicliffe, L.

Turnberg, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Uddin, B.

Verjee, L.

Walker of Gestingthorpe, L.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Walmsley, B.

Warner, L.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Watson of Richmond, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Williams of Crosby, B.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Wills, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Worthington, B.

Wrigglesworth, L.

York, Abp.

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.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Arran, E.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Balfe, L.

Bamford, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Berkeley of Knighton, L.

Berridge, B.

Bew, L.

Birt, L.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blackwell, L.

Blencathra, L.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Boyce, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L.

Browning, B.

Burns, L.

Buscombe, B.

Butler of Brockwell, L.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Carswell, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chadlington, L.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Coe, L.

Colville of Culross, V.

Colwyn, L.

Condon, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Craig of Radley, L.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

Dannatt, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Deech, B.

Deighton, L.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Erroll, E.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Evans of Weardale, L.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Feldman of Elstree, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, 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.

Glentoran, L.

Gold, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Green of Deddington, L.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hameed, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Hayward, L.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Heseltine, L.

Heyhoe Flint, B.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Hogg, B.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howard of Lympne, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howarth of Breckland, B.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Janvrin, L.

Jay of Ewelme, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jopling, L.

Judge, L.

Kakkar, L.

Kalms, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kilclooney, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kinnoull, E.

Kirkham, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Laird, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leach of Fairford, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Lloyd-Webber, L.

Lothian, M.

Lucas, L.

Luce, L.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

Macfarlane of Bearsden, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Mancroft, L.

Marland, L.

Marlesford, L.

Maude of Horsham, L.

Mawhinney, L.

Mobarik, B.

Mone, B.

Montrose, D.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Noakes, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Donnell, L.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Palumbo, L.

Patten of Barnes, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Plumb, L.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Quirk, L.

Rawlings, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robertson of Port Ellen, L.

Rooker, L.

Rose of Monewden, L.

Rotherwick, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Russell of Liverpool, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

Saatchi, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Foscote, L.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shrewsbury, E.

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Somerset, D.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stevenson of Coddenham, L.

Stewartby, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Suri, L.

Sutherland of Houndwood, L.

Swinfen, L.

Tanlaw, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Taylor of Warwick, L.

Tebbit, L.

Thomas of Swynnerton, L.

Thurlow, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trevethin and Oaksey, L.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Trumpington, B.

Turnbull, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Vinson, L.

Wakeham, L.

Walker of Aldringham, L.

Wasserman, L.

Wei, L.

Wellington, D.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Wilson of Dinton, L.

Wolf of Dulwich, B.

Wolfson of Aspley Guise, L.

Wolfson of Sunningdale, L.

Woolf, L.

Wright of Richmond, L.

Young of Cookham, L.

Young of Graffham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

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

Division No. 3

Baroness Hollis of Heigham moved, as an amendment to the motion in the name of the Lord Privy Seal, to leave out all the words after "that" and insert "this House declines to consider the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 September until the Government, (1) following consultation have reported to Parliament a scheme for full transitional protection for a minimum of three years for all low-income families and individuals currently receiving tax credits before 5 April 2016, such transitional protection to be renewable after three years with parliamentary approval, and (2) have laid a report before the House, detailing their response to the analysis of the draft Regulations by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and considering possible mitigating action." The House divided:

Contents 289

Not-contents 272

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Addington, L.

Adebowale, L.

Afshar, B.

Ahmed, L.

Allen of Kensington, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, 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.

Bhatia, L.

Billingham, B.

Blackstone, B.

Blood, B.

Blunkett, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Boothroyd, B.

Bradley, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Bragg, L.

Brennan, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Campbell of Surbiton, B.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Cashman, L.

Chandos, V.

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.

Crawley, B.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Davies of Abersoch, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Desai, L.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Doocey, B.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Dykes, L.

Eames, L.

Eatwell, L.

Elder, L.

Elis-Thomas, L.

Evans of Temple Guiting, L.

Evans of Watford, L.

Falconer of Thoroton, L.

Falkland, V.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Fearn, L.

Filkin, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Fox, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Gibson of Market Rasen, B.

Glasgow, E.

Glasman, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grantchester, L.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Grocott, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Hastings of Scarisbrick, L.

Haworth, L.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollins, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Breckland, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Stretford, B.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Hutton of Furness, L.

Hylton, L.

Janke, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jones of Moulsecoomb, B.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kerslake, L.

Kidron, B.

King of Bow, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Knight of Weymouth, L.

Kramer, B.

Lane-Fox of Soho, B.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lennie, L.

Levy, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Liddle, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Listowel, E.

Loomba, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

Ludford, B.

McAvoy, L.

McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L.

McDonagh, B.

Macdonald of River Glaven, L.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Mallalieu, B.

Manzoor, B.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Massey of Darwen, B.

Maxton, L.

Meacher, B.

Mendelsohn, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Mitchell, L.

Monks, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Drefelin, B.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Newby, L.

Northover, B.

Nye, B.

Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, L.

O’Loan, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Ouseley, L.

Owen, L.

Oxburgh, L.

Oxford and Asquith, E.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Parminter, B.

Patel of Blackburn, L.

Pendry, L.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Plant of Highfield, L.

Prashar, B.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Quin, B.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Ramsbotham, L.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Rea, L.

Rebuck, B.

Redesdale, L.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Rennard, L.

Richard, L.

Richardson of Calow, B.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Robertson of Port Ellen, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sawyer, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sheehan, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Clifton, L.

Smith of Gilmorehill, B.

Smith of Leigh, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stern, B.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Strasburger, L.

Suttie, B.

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Thornton, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Tope, L.

Touhig, L.

Triesman, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Turnberg, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Uddin, B.

Verjee, L.

Walker of Gestingthorpe, L.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Walmsley, B.

Walpole, L.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Watson of Richmond, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Williams of Crosby, B.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Wills, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Worthington, B.

Wrigglesworth, L.

York, Abp.

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.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Arran, E.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Balfe, L.

Bamford, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Berkeley of Knighton, L.

Berridge, B.

Bew, L.

Bilimoria, L.

Birt, L.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blackwell, L.

Blencathra, L.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Boyce, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L.

Browning, B.

Burns, L.

Buscombe, B.

Butler of Brockwell, L.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Carswell, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chadlington, L.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chester, Bp.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Coe, L.

Colville of Culross, V.

Colwyn, L.

Condon, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Craig of Radley, L.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

Crisp, L.

Cumberlege, B.

Dannatt, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Deech, B.

Deighton, L.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Erroll, E.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Evans of Weardale, L.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Feldman of Elstree, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, 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.

Glentoran, L.

Gold, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Green of Deddington, L.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hameed, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Hayward, L.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Heseltine, L.

Heyhoe Flint, B.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Hogg, B.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howard of Lympne, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Janvrin, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jopling, L.

Judge, L.

Kakkar, L.

Kalms, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kilclooney, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kinnoull, E.

Kirkham, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leach of Fairford, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Lloyd-Webber, L.

Lothian, M.

Lucas, L.

Luce, L.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

Macfarlane of Bearsden, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Mancroft, L.

Marland, L.

Marlesford, L.

Maude of Horsham, L.

Mawhinney, L.

Mobarik, B.

Mone, B.

Montrose, D.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Noakes, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Donnell, L.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Palumbo, L.

Patten of Barnes, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Plumb, L.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Quirk, L.

Rawlings, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Rose of Monewden, L.

Rotherwick, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Russell of Liverpool, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

Saatchi, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Foscote, L.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shrewsbury, E.

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Somerset, D.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stevenson of Coddenham, L.

Stewartby, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Suri, L.

Sutherland of Houndwood, L.

Swinfen, L.

Tanlaw, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Taylor of Warwick, L.

Tebbit, L.

Thomas of Swynnerton, L.

Thurlow, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trevethin and Oaksey, L.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Turnbull, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Vinson, L.

Wakeham, L.

Walker of Aldringham, L.

Wasserman, L.

Wellington, D.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Wilson of Dinton, L.

Wolf of Dulwich, B.

Wolfson of Aspley Guise, L.

Wolfson of Sunningdale, L.

Woolf, L.

Wright of Richmond, L.

Young of Cookham, L.

Young of Graffham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Prepared 27th October 2015