House of Lords Business

Thursday 29 October 2015 at 11.00am

Lord Lupton and  
Baroness Redfern will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent the draft Wales Bill secures powers for the National Assembly for Wales.

†Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) to move that the debates on the motions in the names of Lord Hunt of Chesterton and Lord Harris of Haringey set down for today shall each be limited to 2½ hours.

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)

Future Business 

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.

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 Lord Gardiner of Kimble to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 1 July be approved. 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 October

Flood Reinsurance (Scheme Funding and Administration) Regulations 2015 Lord Gardiner of Kimble to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 1 July be approved. 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 October

Maximum Number of Judges Order 2015 Lord Faulks to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 7 September be approved. 4th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 October

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

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2015 The Earl of Courtown to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 12 October be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 October

English Apprenticeships (Consequential Amendments to Primary Legislation) Order 2015 The Earl of Courtown to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 July be approved. 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 October

Byelaws (Alternative Procedure) (England) Regulations 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 21 July be approved. 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 October

†European Union Referendum Bill Committee (day 2) [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 3.30pm

†Enterprise Bill [HL] Committee (day 3) [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 9th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 30 October.

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 Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 20 July be approved. 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 October

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2015 Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 July be approved. 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 October

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Misconduct and Appropriate Regulator) Order 2015 Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 13 October be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 27 October

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

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).

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).

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.

The question in the name of Baroness Cox has been withdrawn.

†*Baroness Seccombe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what change there has been in the number of British nationals employed between (1) May 2005 and May 2010, and (2) May 2010 and the most recent month for which statistics are available.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 29 October, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 2 November.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the European Union Referendum Bill will continue and that it will conclude.

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 30 October, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 3 November.

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

Lord Mawson to move that this House takes note of progress made in the regeneration of East London since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the remaining challenges. (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 11.00am

*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.

*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many convictions have been obtained under the laws relating to stalking and whether they are satisfied with the adequacy of legislative powers to prosecute perpetrators of domestic violence.

*Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are satisfied that the Legal Aid Agency’s evaluation of tenders for the new duty solicitor contracts was fairly and effectively conducted.

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for strengthening the role and powers of town and parish councils, particularly as part of the Northern Powerhouse.

†Wednesday 25 November at 3.00pm

†*Baroness Prosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to reduce the number of women killed by partners, ex-partners or family members and the incidence of domestic abuse.

†*Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering appointing a National Adviser for Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence, similar to the appointment made by the National Assembly for Wales in 2015.

†*Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to assist women with HIV who are experiencing gender-based violence.

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 and 
†John Bird Esq MBE will be introduced as a Baron.

Tuesday 8 December at 2.30pm

Baroness Fall and 
Baroness Primarolo will be introduced.

Thursday 10 December at 11.00am

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

†Monday 14 December at 2.30pm

†Mary Watkins will be introduced as a Baroness.

†Thursday 17 December at 11.00am

†Dame Julia King DBE will be introduced as a Baroness.

†Tuesday 19 January at 2.30pm

†Robert Mair Esq CBE 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

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

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

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 Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help maintain the United Kingdom’s position in medical research. (28 May) [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Chair, Association of Medical Research Charities

Baroness Ludford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of NHS access to technology such as insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring for people with Type 1 diabetes. (28 May)

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making towards developing a health-creating society. (28 May)

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those who wish to die at home can do so with dignity. (28 May)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS Access Denied. (28 May)

Lord 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)

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will amend the Opticians Act 1989 to allow certain adjustable-focus eyewear to be sold over-the-counter as is already the case with reading glasses. (28 October)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 28 October and due for answer by 11 November.

Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the accident on the M1 on 12 October, how long it took the Highways Agency to reopen junction 25 on the southbound carriageways, and how far north diversions were put in place.   HL3068

Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the 50 mile per hour limit on the M1 between junctions 19 and 15 will be lifted, in the light of the fact that work there has been suspended.   HL3069

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any new initiatives planned to revive or replace the so-called Geneva Two process on Syria.   HL3070

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the World Health Organization research showing that eating processed meat increases the risk of cancer.   HL3071

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they are giving to consumers about the health risks of eating processed meat.   HL3072

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last reviewed the evidence base relating to dietary sodium intake as part of a balanced diet.   HL3073

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to new evidence suggesting that their current campaign to reduce salt intake could be too generalised.
   HL3074

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the potential negative effects of restricting dietary sodium intake.   HL3075

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) complaints, and (2) claims, were submitted to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal in each year from 2010 to 2014 inclusive.   HL3076

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average processing time taken for cases in the Investigatory Powers Tribunal from the time a complaint or claim was submitted to the announcement of a ruling in each year from 2010 to 2014 inclusive.
   HL3077

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish annually a list of Alternative Investment Market companies that qualify for Inheritance Tax relief.   HL3078

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the UN OISL report published in September, what action they intend to take to bring to justice those British citizens residing in the United Kingdom who are alleged to have committed war crimes or crimes against humanity whilst fighting for the Tamil Tigers.   HL3079

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 22 July (HL1237) regarding a consultation on flour additives, what is the timetable for that consultation, whom they are consulting, and what options for possible change they are considering.
   HL3080

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 22 July (HL1237), whether any proposed change to the Bread and Flour Regulations 1998 will be forwarded to the relevant scientific committee for consideration.   HL3081

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 22 July (HL1237), whether the consultation in respect of the Bread and Flour Regulations 1998 includes the devolved administrations.   HL3082

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to move responsibility for flour fortification from millers to food manufacturers.   HL3083

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what rules they have put in place to ensure that transgender persons are placed in prisons that are appropriate for them based on their gender identity.
   HL3084

Lord Stone of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many statutory instruments were made in the first five months of (1) the 2010–15 Parliament, and (2) this Parliament.   HL3085

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to support growing small businesses that require more facilities after they leave business hubs.   HL3086

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any discussions are taking place about supporting ING Groep NV’s plans to expand their small-business lending programme.   HL3087

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the slowing of economic growth in Q3.    HL3088

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage start-ups and boost company growth in Romford.    HL3089

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support more programmes or competitions for university students and recent graduates to encourage them to embrace entrepreneurship.   HL3090

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many apprenticeships there are in the field of design; and whether they plan to take steps to increase the number.   HL3091

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take steps to increase the number of vocational pathways in design disciplines, and if so, by how many.   HL3092

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have made to the claim by the Chief Constable of Cumbria that the proposed changes in the funding formula for police forces mean that forces could be reduced to a "blue light" emergency response service, and that those changes could lead to the end of community policing in the county.   HL3093

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the discovery of an illness similar to Lyme Disease, caused by the tick-borne bacteria Borrelia miyamotoi, which is reported to be resistant to antibiotics.   HL3094

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent the level of recorded crime in a police force’s area affects the amount of funding allocated under the proposed new formula for funding of police forces.   HL3095

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the number of people registered as parliamentary electors in more than one constituency in the United Kingdom; and what proportion of those are so registered (1) because they are students, (2) because they occupy more than one home, (3) because they work away from their main residence, and (4) for other reasons.   HL3096

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 October (HL2528), why it was possible to vote daily in the Great British High Street of the Year competition for up to 30 days, and from multiple email addresses; who decided that voting should be allowed to take place in that way; and what assessment they have made of the impact of that decision on the outcome of the competition.   HL3097

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what safeguards are in place to prevent armed opposition fighters funded by Western countries from using their arms and training against unintended targets, or acting in a way that contradicts the Government’s overall strategy in the Middle East, in particular in Syria.   HL3098

Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list the balance of United Kingdom payments to and receipts from the European Union for each of the last 10 years.   HL3099

Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the United Kingdom’s three largest (1) exports to, and (2) imports from, the European Union.   HL3100

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government under what circumstances a coroner’s investigation and court hearing is not necessary in the case of a sudden death.   HL3101

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had, or are having, with the government of Libya about compensation for people killed or wounded by explosives and guns supplied to the IRA by that country, in a manner similar to compensation for the victims of the Lockerbie bombing, and when those discussions will be completed.   HL3102

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to publish the outcome of the consultation on reforming support for failed asylum seekers; and whether they will publish a summary of the responses to that consultation.   HL3103

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much they spend each year per capita on cycling initiatives.   HL3104

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have given any detailed consideration to requiring train operators to offer more flexible season tickets in order to protect the needs of those who work part-time or flexible hours.   HL3105

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to ensure that, when planning permissions are granted for new residential developments that do not provide on-site parking spaces, those developments provide adequate power supplies and public charging points to enable residents to use electric cars.   HL3106

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial support is in place to help local authorities to resettle Syrian refugees.   HL3107

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what safeguards are in place to ensure and monitor the security and wellbeing of individuals deported from the United Kingdom to potentially dangerous home countries.   HL3108

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Right to Rent provision was included in the Immigration Bill before the report from the trial in the West Midlands had been completed.   HL3109

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they will give to the advice of bodies that have expressed concerns about the Right to Rent provision of the Immigration Bill.   HL3110

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they will give to the concerns of landlords raised in the Home Office’s recent review of Right to Rent that the scheme has the potential for discrimination.   HL3111

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken in response to the October report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons on HM Prison Liverpool that "the prison’s daily routine was chaotic and unpredictable" and that 44 per cent of prisoners were locked in their cells during the working day.   HL3112

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the finding in 2014 by the Care Quality Commission that healthcare provision in HM Prison Liverpool was unsafe and the October report by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons on HM Prison Liverpool that improvement in healthcare "had a long way to go", when they expect that prison to provide an acceptable level of healthcare.
   HL3113

Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the October report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons on HM Prison Liverpool, what action has been taken to ensure that when force is used in HM Prison Liverpool it is the minimum necessary to ensure safety.   HL3114

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the total value of criminal courts charges (1) issued by the courts, and (2) collected to date; and what estimate they have made of the total cost of enforcement to date.   HL3115

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total value of fines (1) issued by the courts, and (2) collected, in 2014–15.   HL3116

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government in what proportion of cases heard in the Commercial Court in each of the last five years one or more of the parties was domiciled or registered outside the jurisdiction.   HL3117

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much income was generated by the Commercial Court in each of the last 10 years, and what were the operating costs for that Court in each year.   HL3118

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

5 October (19 October)

HL2427 Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws [MoJ]

12 October (26 October)

HL2490 Baroness King of Bow [DCLG]

13 October (27 October)

HL2558 Lord Condon [HO]

14 October (28 October)

HL2615 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

HL2625 Baroness Corston [MoJ]

HL2631 Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead [FCO]

HL2633 Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead [FCO]

HL2634 Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead [FCO]

HL2646 Lord Rennard [CO]

HL2647 Lord Rogan [HO]

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

[CO] 1

[DCLG] 1

[FCO] 3

[HO] 3

[MoJ] 2

 

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Finance

Government

 

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

 

Welfare Reform and Work

Government

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Enterprise [HL]

Government

2 November

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

2 November

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 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

   

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

   

Draft Armed Forces (Service Complaints Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2015

   

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

2 November

Draft Flood Reinsurance (Scheme Funding and Administration) Regulations 2015

 

2 November

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

 

3 November

Draft Byelaws (Alternative Procedure) (England) Regulations 2015

 

2 November

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

 

2 November

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

 

3 November

Draft Maximum Number of Judges Order 2015

 

2 November

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

 

2 November

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

 

3 November

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

   

Draft Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hours Contracts (Redress) 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

   

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

 
 

11th Report

   

Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

17 November

 

National Health Service (Exemptions from Charges, Payments and Remission of Charges) (Amendment and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2015

23 November

 

Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (England) Regulations 2015

23 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

 

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.

Thursday 29 October

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Built Environment

Select Committee

10.00am

Communications

Select Committee

10.45am at the BBC, MediaCityUK, Salford

Human Rights

Joint Committee

11.45am

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

Tuesday 3 November

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Equality Act 2010

Select Committee

3.15pm

Sexual Violence in Conflict

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 4 November

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 5 November

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

11.45am

Tuesday 10 November

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Monday 30 November

   

Procedure

Domestic Committee

12.00 noon

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 28 October 2015 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Portsmouth.

1 Oath Baroness Campbell of Loughborough took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Select Committee Reports

2 Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

10th Report, on the following bills: 
Education and Adoption Bill  
Access to Palliative Care Bill [HL] 
Advertising of Prostitution (Prohibition) Bill [HL] 
Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL] 
Council Tax Valuation Bands Bill [HL]  
Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) Bill [HL] 
Succession to Peerages Bill [HL]. (HL Paper 45)

3 Liaison 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

An International Relations Committee. (2nd Report, HL Paper 47)

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

7th Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instrument: 
Draft Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hours Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015.  (HL Paper 48)

Public Business

5 Small businesses: late payments A question was asked by Lord Harrison and answered by Baroness Neville-Rolfe.

6 Police: cuts A question was asked by Baroness Smith of Basildon and answered by Lord Bates.

7 British Bill of Rights A question was asked by Lord Bach and answered by Lord Faulks.

8 Syria: military involvement by Canada A question was asked by Baroness Falkner of Margravine and answered by Earl Howe.

9 House of Lords: government review A private notice question was asked by Baroness Smith of Basildon and answered by the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston).

10 European Union Referendum Bill The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments were considered. The House resumed after amendment 13.

11 Welfare Reform and Work Bill A bill to make provision about reports on progress towards full employment and the apprenticeships target; to make provision about reports on the effect of certain support for troubled families; to make provision about life chances; to make provision about the benefit cap; to make provision about social security and tax credits; to make provision for loans for mortgage interest; and to make provision about social housing rents was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 69)

12 Welfare Reform and Work Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 69–EN)

13 Joint Committee on Human Rights A message was brought from the Commons that they have appointed a Committee of six members to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords as the Joint Committee on Human Rights.

The House adjourned at 10.26pm until Thursday 29 October at 11.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.

Enterprise Bill [HL] The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with amendment 16. Amendments were considered. The Committee adjourned after amendment 49D.

The Committee adjourned at 7.17pm.

Papers 

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

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft Armed Forces (Service Complaints Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2015, laid under the Armed Forces Act 2006.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, laid under the Clean Air Act 1993.   (1796)

2 (1) Draft Gloucester (Electoral Changes) Order 2015

(2) Draft Knowsley (Electoral Changes) Order 2015

(3) Draft Stroud (Electoral Changes) Order 2015

(4) Draft Winchester (Electoral Changes) Order 2015

laid under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

Prepared 29th October 2015