House of Lords Business

Tuesday 3 November 2015 at 2.30pm

Baroness Pidding and 
Baroness Scott of Bybrook will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

†*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have changed the Ministerial Code.

Administration and Works The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Kerslake be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Moser, deceased.

Privileges and Conduct The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Young of Cookham and Lord Dear be appointed members of the Select Committee.

Selection The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Moser, deceased.

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).

Future Business 

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 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.

†*Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current policy on the treatment of transgender individuals in the criminal justice system.

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [HL] Lord Bridges of Headley to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [HL] has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 13
Schedule 1
Clauses 14 to 16
Schedule 2
Clause 17

Schedule 3
Clause 18
Schedule 4
Clauses 19 to 30
Title.

Energy Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth]

†European Union Referendum Bill Committee (day 3) [Baroness Anelay of St Johns] 5th Report from the Constitution Committee, 9th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

†Enterprise Bill [HL] Committee (day 4) [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 9th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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 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 take 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.

*Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of when 100 per cent of the United Kingdom population will be able to enjoy the benefits of reliable superfast broadband.

*Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the provision of food banks at, and the distribution of food to people in need by, NHS hospitals.

*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what further consideration they are giving to introducing national identity cards.

Monday 30 November at 2.30pm

Baroness Finn and 
Baroness McGregor-Smith will be introduced.

†*Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reduce the number of Ministers in the House of Commons proportionately to the intended reduction in the overall number of members in order to avoid any increase in executive influence over the elected House.

†*Lord Jordan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take in the light of the investigation by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine into the part that accident prevention could play in relieving pressure on accident and emergency departments.

†*Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the 61 recommendations of the report by the Silk Commission (1) have been included in the draft Wales Bill, (2) are still under consideration; and (3) have been rejected.

†*Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that customers of restaurant chains are made properly aware of the company’s policy in relation to service charges and tipping.

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 and 
Lord Bird will be introduced.

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

†Baroness Watkins of Tavistock will be introduced.

Thursday 17 December at 11.00am

Baroness Brown of Cambridge will be introduced.

Tuesday 19 January at 2.30pm

Lord Mair will be introduced.

Motions 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.

Lord Holmes of Richmond to move that this House takes note, on the occasion of its 21st birthday, of the positive contribution made by the National Lottery to sport, culture, charities and national heritage throughout the United Kingdom.

Lord Berkeley of Knighton to move that this House takes note of recent NHS figures showing that 1,036 women and girls were treated for female genital mutilation during the period April to June 2015.

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to move that this House takes note of the impact of Her Majesty’s Government’s proposals to reform human rights legislation on the United Kingdom’s international reputation.

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 Newby 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)

Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to promote cycling as a safe means of transport. (29 October)

Lord Avebury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the political and humanitarian situation in Yemen. (2 November)

Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Iran concerning the treatment of human rights campaigners in that country, as part of the negotiations for a political solution to the conflict in Syria. (2 November)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 2 November and due for answer by 16 November.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made, if any, of who was responsible for the recent heavy missile attack on Camp Liberty.   HL3165

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the recent attack on Camp Liberty, whether they have joined the United States and the UNHCR in condemning the attack, and calling for an independent investigation and prosecution of those responsible, and for the government of Iraq to take additional security measures to protect those who remain in Camp Liberty.   HL3166

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of North Korea about the comments by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in North Korea that each year more than 50,000 North Koreans are sent abroad to work in conditions that amount to slavery.   HL3167

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the call by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in North Korea for the Kim regime in North Korea to be referred to the International Criminal Court, and whether they intend to discuss that recommendation with each of the other members of the UN Security Council.    HL3168

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the findings in reports by Yale Law School and Queen Mary University of London, and an investigation by Al-Jazeera, as well as research by Fortify Rights, that claim to provide evidence that genocide is being committed against the Rohingya people in Burma.   HL3169

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support calls for the establishment of a full, international, independent investigation by the UN into claims of genocide against the Rohingya in Burma.   HL3170

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 28 October (HL2659) stating that there was no intention to seek a derogation from the technical specifications for interoperability in respect of dimensions of the GC structure gauge for new high-speed lines for station platforms, whether HS2 have withdrawn their letter to the European Commission dated 21 July that seeks such a derogation.   HL3171

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prisoners were granted leave on childcare resettlement licence in each month since January 2013.   HL3172

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people aged (1) 50–59, and (2) 60 and over, were granted release on temporary licence in each month since January 2013.   HL3173

Lord Dobbs to ask the Leader of the House what percentage of House of Lords divisions resulted in Government defeats (1) in the 2001–2005 Parliament; (2) in the 2005–2010 Parliament; (3) in the 2010–2015 Parliament; and (4) since the 2015 general election to date.   HL3174

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the difficulties associated with the insulation of external walls of traditional terraced housing and other older properties with solid walls rather than cavity walls, and whether they are supporting, or will support, research into practical solutions for insulating such walls.   HL3175

Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 22 October (HL2920), how many Iraqis have been granted refugee status in the United Kingdom in each year since 2010.   HL3176

Baroness Harris of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent of cross-border smuggling between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and how many prosecutions for such smuggling have been recorded in the past five years.   HL3177

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the prospects for future relations between the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of states and the European Union.   HL3178

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recent UN Commission of Inquiry report on human rights abuses in Eritrea under President Isaias Afwerki.   HL3179

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 15 July (HL Deb, col 575), whether they will clarify how the judgment in Tirkey v Chandhok has changed the law on caste discrimination.   HL3180

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they next plan to consider the case for further consultation on caste discrimination.   HL3181

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role the Secretary of State has in ensuring that the law of defamation in Northern Ireland is compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.   HL3182

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 2 November (HL2703), what duty they have, if any, to enable First Tier Tribunals to deal with asylum and immigration cases fairly and within a reasonable time.   HL3183

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that local electoral registration offices in England and Wales work closely with schools, as has been done in Northern Ireland, to increase the number of young people registered to vote.   HL3184

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the sale of the playing fields of over 100 schools since 2010 on the physical fitness of young people.
   HL3185

Lord Patel of Bradford to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in implementing the proposed voluntary agreement with housing associations regarding the extended right to buy, how they will safeguard the land interests of charities that have been acquired by charitable donation.   HL3186

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications of research published by Obeid et al on preventable spina bifida and anencephaly in Europe for the development of a policy to reduce births affected by neural tube defects.   HL3187

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the lifetime direct medical costs associated with spina bifida, compared to births without spina bifida.   HL3188

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review the Teratology Society recommendation regarding mandating folic acid fortification in Europe.   HL3189

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have about the average prevalence of births affected by neural tube defects in countries applying food fortification with folic acid compared to those countries that do not.   HL3190

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the prevalence of births affected by neural tube defects in the United Kingdom, and how that figure compares with (1) other member states of the European Union, and (2) the United States and Canada.   HL3191

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recent missile attacks on Camp Liberty in Iraq.   HL3192

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iraq to ensure that the residents of Camp Liberty are protected from attacks and receive supplies of food, fuel and medicine.   HL3193

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking in co-operation with the UN and other allies to ensure that a long-term solution is found to protect the residents of Camp Liberty.   HL3194

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations have been made to the government of Israel concerning their use of live ammunition for crowd control.   HL3195

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the new Israel Defence Forces rules of engagement with Palestinian stone-throwers, and the Israeli sentencing policy towards those individuals.   HL3196

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in bringing to justice those responsible for the arson attack on the Dawabsheh family in Duma.   HL3197

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning the case for ensuring accountability for violence both by Israeli settlers and by the Israel Defence Forces as a means to restore calm in the West Bank.   HL3198

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the demolition of the homes of Palestinian suspects as an act of collective punishment and deterrence.   HL3199

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Israeli ministers over the prosecution of settlers for acts of violence against Palestinians.   HL3200

Lord Berkeley of Knighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the availability of musical instruments and instrumental teachers in schools.   HL3201

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030.   HL3202

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support low- and middle-income countries to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030.
   HL3203

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the potential contribution of British scientists and institutions to the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030.   HL3204

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of public threats made in Burma against the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Burma.   HL3205

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations Ministers have made to the Burmese authorities regarding threats made in Burma against the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Burma.   HL3206

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has made through the Permanent Mission to the United Nations regarding the incitement of violence in Burma against the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Burma.
   HL3207

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they give to the office of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Burma.   HL3208

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will bring together key stakeholders in flood risk information with representatives of estate agents and property search websites to ensure people buying a property are given up-front information about its flood risk.
   HL3209

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage builders of new homes to give potential purchasers details of the flood risk affecting those properties at an early stage.   HL3210

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the badgers culled in the pilots undertaken in 2013 and 2014 had tuberculosis.   HL3211

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to release the value-for-money assessment on the badger cull pilots undertaken in 2013 and 2014.   HL3212

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to emerging evidence relating to the appropriate level of dietary sodium intake; what meetings Ministers have had with scientists and others about that issue; and what representations they have received regarding dietary sodium intake.   HL3213

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 16 September (HL2047) regarding the Committee on Toxicology’s advice about toxic chemicals in food and the environment, when they intend to write to the members of both Houses.   HL3214

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 July (HL831), how many of the recorded fume or smell events during the 100 flights referred to in that answer were reported to the Civil Aviation Authority under the mandatory reporting scheme.   HL3215

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 23 July (HL1538), whether workplace exposure limits apply legally to passengers as well as crew; and what evidence they have that damage to a foetus cannot occur from a single exposure at those limits.   HL3216

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Report Is Britain fairer?, particularly with regard to the employment and earnings prospects of young people aged 16 to 24.   HL3217

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether children from low socioeconomic status backgrounds with lower 11-plus test scores are more or less likely to be offered grammar school places than children from higher socioeconomic status backgrounds; and what steps they are taking to achieve equality of opportunity in education.   HL3218

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to tackle, through the education curriculum, the increasing level of hate crimes.   HL3219

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bates, Lord Faulks, and Lord Bridges of Headley on 21 September (HL2010, HL2011, HL2014), to what extent they are examining the potential use of Automatic Speaker Verification in respect of the detection of fraudulent telephone access to government services.   HL3220

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, and if so in what specific ways, they are sponsoring or encouraging research in forensic linguistics with a view to extending its use in the criminal justice system and the immigration services.   HL3221

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

15 October (29 October)

HL2678 Lord Laird [DCMS]

19 October (2 November)

HL2704 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [MoJ]

HL2726 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL2745 Lord Falconer of Thoroton [MoJ]

HL2757 Lord Taylor of Warwick [BIS]

HL2759 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DCMS]

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

[BIS] 1

[DCMS] 2

[HO] 1

[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

4 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

4 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

4 November

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

   

Draft Northern Ireland (Elections) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015

   

Draft National Health Service (Licensing and Pricing) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

   

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

3 November

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

 

3 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

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.

Tuesday 3 November

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Equality Act 2010

Select Committee

3.15pm

Communications

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

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.30pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Thursday 5 November

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Built Environment

Select Committee

10.00am

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

11.45am

Monday 9 November

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

visit to Brussels

Tuesday 10 November

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Monday 30 November

   

Procedure

Domestic Committee

12.00 noon

Wednesday 9 December

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 2 November 2015 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Sheffield.

Public Business

1 Royal Gallery: Daniel Maclise paintings A question was asked by Lord Trefgarne and answered by the Chairman of Committees.

2 Hinkley Point: Chinese investment A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.

3 Copyright Hub A question was asked by Lord Clement-Jones and answered by Baroness Neville-Rolfe.

4 President Sisi: visit A question was asked by Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws and answered by the Earl of Courtown.

5 Flood Reinsurance (Scheme and Scheme Administrator Designation) Regulations 2015 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 1 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.

6 Flood Reinsurance (Scheme Funding and Administration) Regulations 2015 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the draft Order Regulations laid before the House on 1 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.

7 Maximum Number of Judges Order 2015 Lord Faulks moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 7 September be approved. The motion was agreed to.

8 Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2015 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 12 October be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9 English Apprenticeships (Consequential Amendments to Primary Legislation) Order 2015 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Byelaws (Alternative Procedure) (England) Regulations 2015 Baroness Williams of Trafford moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 European Union Referendum Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 14. Amendments were considered. The House resumed.

12 Disabled Students’ Allowance A question was asked by Lord Addington and, after debate, answered by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

13 European Union Referendum Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 24. Amendments were considered. The House resumed after amendment 32A.

The House adjourned at 10.16pm until Tuesday 3 November 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 further considered the bill, beginning with the question that Schedule 3 be agreed to. Amendments were considered. The Committee adjourned after clause 23 was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 7.42pm.

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Explanatory Memorandum-Explanatory Memorandum (Supplementary) to the Draft Armed Forces (Service Complaints Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2015.    (-)

2 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)

(1) Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Rent Officers (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Functions) (Local Housing Allowance Amendments) Order 2015, originally laid on 12 October.    (-)

(2) Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Universal Credit and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2015, originally laid on 14 October.    (-)

Statutory Instrument (Standing Order 70)

The following negative instrument was laid before the House on 30 October:

Blood Tests (Evidence of Paternity) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, laid under the Family Law Reform Act 1969.    (1834)

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution:

1 Draft Northern Ireland (Elections) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015, laid under the Representation of the People Act 1983.

2 Draft National Health Service (Licensing and Pricing) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, laid under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Social Security (Crediting and Treatment of Contributions, and National Insurance Numbers) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.    (1828)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Report of the Equality and Human Rights Commission on Is Britain Fairer? The state of equality and human rights 2015, laid under the Equality Act 2006.

2 Report of the Law Commission on Reform of Offences against the Person, laid under the Law Commissions Act 1965.

Prepared 3rd November 2015