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House of Lords Business

Thursday 5 November 2015 at 11.00am

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

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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 tenet of abrogation remains 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.

*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent report by KPMG on the number of people not earning the Living Wage, what action they will take to ensure an increase in the proportion of workers earning the Living Wage.

Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) to move that Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Tuesday 10 November to allow the Finance Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day.

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)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 2.00pm

Education and Adoption Bill Committee [Lord Nash] 10th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Future Business 

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.

†Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Bridges of Headley] 11th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 6 November.

Liaison The Chairman of Committees to move that the 2nd Report from the Select Committee (An International Relations Committee) (HL Paper 47) be agreed to.

§National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill Second Reading [Baroness Altmann]

Finance Bill Second Reading [Lord O’Neill of Gatley]

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Education and Adoption Bill will continue at 3.30pm in the Moses Room.

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 5 November, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 9 November.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [HL] will continue and that it will conclude.

Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage more bilateral trade between the United Kingdom and African countries. (Lunch break business, 1 hour)

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.

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to move that this House takes note of the role of trade unions in a democracy and their contribution to the general economic wellbeing of the nation.

Topical question for short debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 9 November, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 10 November.

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.

Baroness Deech to move that this House takes note of the protection of freedom of speech in universities.

Topical question for short debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 16 November, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 17 November.

Lord Crisp to move that this House takes note of the case for building a health-creating society in the United Kingdom where all sectors contribute to creating a healthy and resilient population.

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.

*Lord Cashman to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in order to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, how they plan to invest in key populations in middle income countries where it is expected that by 2020 70 per cent of people living with HIV will live.

*Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to incorporate HIV as a priority in their work to improve the lives of women and girls, given that HIV is the biggest killer of women of reproductive age globally and of adolescents in Africa.

*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking with the government of France to deal with the organised groups assisting migrants seeking to use the Channel Tunnel to enter the United Kingdom.

†Wednesday 2 December at 3.00pm

†*Lord Goddard of Stockport to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of how the policy to allow offices to be converted into housing has worked so far, and whether they intend to extend the policy beyond next year, when it is due to lapse.

†*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what priorities they have agreed for the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit taking place in Istanbul in May 2016.

†*Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for engagement and consultation with the people of England on devolution of powers in England in the light of the devolution settlements in the other countries of the Union.

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.

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

Lord Boateng to move that this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government’s proposals for a "Conceptual Framework on Agriculture" in promoting the contribution of agriculture to global development goals.

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)

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)

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 on lifting sanctions. (2 November: as amended on 3 November)

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will work with the newly elected President of Argentina on a joint project to benefit both the Chubut Welsh community and United Kingdom–Argentina relations to mark the 150th anniversary of the Welsh community in Chubut, Patagonia. (3 November)

Lord Singh of Wimbledon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, relating to freedom of religion, is being upheld in India. (4 November)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 4 November and due for answer by 18 November.

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many visa applications were made by visitors from (1) Pakistan, (2) India, (3) Bangladesh, and (4) China, in each of the last two years, and what was the total success rate for each category in each year.   HL3298

Lord Ahmed to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of visitor visas from (1) Pakistan, (2) India, (3) Bangladesh, and (4) China, were rejected in each of the last two years.   HL3299

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any restrictions concerning ships anchoring in Mount’s Bay, and what steps are being taken to protect fishermen’s lobster pots from damage by ships’ ground tackle.   HL3300

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are investigating whether price-dumping contributed to the closure of UK steelworks.   HL3301

Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to determine the application for the confirmation of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway byelaws.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
President, Heritage Railway Association (a company limited by guarantee)
 HL3302

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to set up a public inquiry into the actions of the South East Coast Ambulance NHS Trust in delaying its response to patients with life-threatening conditions who contacted the 111 service.   HL3303

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of deaths that have occurred as a result of the actions of the South East Coast Ambulance NHS Trust in delaying its response to patients with life-threatening conditions who contacted the 111 service.   HL3304

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that the Board of the South East Coast Ambulance NHS Trust is held to account for its decision to delay its response to patients with life-threatening conditions who contacted the 111 service.   HL3305

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what surplus they forecast for the NHS Pension Scheme in 2015–16 and 2016–17.   HL3306

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what additional contribution in cash terms they expect the NHS to make to the NHS Pension Scheme in 2016–17.   HL3307

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what legislative changes they propose in order to bring together Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority within NHS Improvement.   HL3308

Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence they have to support the statement in the 2012 impact assessment Housing Benefit: Under-occupation of social housing that the introduction of the under-occupancy charge would have no impact on health and well-being.   HL3309

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to help SMEs expand overseas.   HL3310

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to encourage more firms to use name-blind job applications in order to counter unconscious bias.   HL3311

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures are in place to promote apprenticeships in the construction sector.   HL3312

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to work with credit card companies to support customers who are struggling with persistent debt.   HL3313

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of social exclusion faced by people with disabilities, as compared with people from minority ethnic backgrounds and LGBT people.   HL3314

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers on fluoride in drinking water by Lord Prior of Brampton on 21 September (HL1940 and HL2178), what evidential weight they give to ecological analyses which compare health outcomes in a fluoridated area with those in an unfluoridated one.   HL3315

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 28 October (HL2621), what assessment they have made of whether the 12 unplanned closures of the East Coast Main Line in September represent an adequate level of service to the users of that line.   HL3316

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans are in place to reduce the number of unplanned closures of the East Coast Main Line.   HL3317

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the train service in the Lincoln area, to both London and Birmingham, is adequate to meet present needs, and what firm plans they have for developing the service along those rail corridors.   HL3318

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what communications they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive about the creation of Enterprise Zones in Northern Ireland.   HL3319

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what communications they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive about the establishment of City Deals in Northern Ireland.   HL3320

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 4 November (HL3116), what was the total value of court-ordered fines that were cancelled in 2014–15.   HL3321

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the value of victims’ surcharges (1) imposed, (2) collected, (3) cancelled, and (4) outstanding, for (a) adults, (b) youths, and (c) organisations, in each financial year since 2010.   HL3322

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times the victims’ surcharge was (1) imposed, (2) collected, (3) cancelled, and (4) outstanding, for people receiving (a) a conditional discharge, (b) a fine, (c) a suspended sentence, (d) a community sentence, and (e) a custodial sentence, in each financial year since 2010.   HL3323

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the value of court-ordered fines that were (1) issued, (2) collected, and (3) cancelled, in each financial year since 2010.   HL3324

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many hours on average each prisoner spent per week (1) in a cell, and (2) on purposeful activity, in (a) each prison, (b) each category of prison, and (c) the entire prison estate, in each year since 2010.   HL3325

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government with which countries the UK is currently negotiating prisoner transfer agreements.   HL3326

Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the minimum salary required of a Tier 2 (General) visa applicant in order to be allocated a Certificate of Sponsorship in each of the last 24 months.   HL3327

Lord Inglewood to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many EU directives have been transposed into UK law without any additional material being included since the coming into force of the Lisbon Treaty, and what percentage of the total number of directives transposed that number represents.
   HL3328

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of UK exports are to the EU, excluding exports that go to the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp before being transited to locations outside the EU.   HL3329

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the ONS Balance of Payments includes in its estimate of UK exports to the EU the wings manufactured in the UK for Airbus that are later exported outside the EU.   HL3330

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they participated in the election observer presences at the recent elections in Turkey; and whether OSCE or Council of Europe observer delegations were also present at those elections.   HL3331

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they participated in the election observer presence at the recent elections in Azerbaijan; and whether OSCE or Council of Europe observer delegations were also present at those elections.   HL3332

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed with the government of the United States the collection of UK citizens’ data through the PRISM programme, and if so, with what result.   HL3333

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which UK citizens’ data have been collected by the government of the United States through the PRISM programme, and whether they have taken steps to prevent such data being collected in the future.
   HL3334

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what process is in place to monitor the actions of the government of the Republic of Ireland relating to the 1998 Belfast Agreement.   HL3335

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the research on maternity discrimination, Pregnancy and Maternity – Related Discrimination and Disadvantage: First Findings, estimating that up to 54,000 mothers leave their jobs each year because of maternity discrimination, what plans they have to exempt maternity discrimination cases from employment tribunal fees.
   HL3336

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the research on maternity discrimination, Pregnancy and Maternity – Related Discrimination and Disadvantage: First Findings, whether they will consider extending the time limit for bringing maternity discrimination claims before an employment tribunal from three to six months.   HL3337

Lord Taylor of Goss Moor to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 17 September (HL2164), whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the letter from the UK Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission to the governments of Denmark and the Faroe Islands about concerns over the welfare and sustainability of their hunts.   HL3338

Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the value for money of the estimated £46 million of public funds provided to Kids Company over the last 15 years.   HL3339

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

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]

20 October (3 November)

HL2801 Lord Falconer of Thoroton [DCMS]

HL2802 Lord Falconer of Thoroton [MoJ]

HL2803 Lord Falconer of Thoroton [MoJ]

HL2805 Lord Falconer of Thoroton [MoJ]

HL2806 Lord Falconer of Thoroton [MoJ]

HL2816 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

HL2820 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

HL2821 Lord Roberts of Llandudno [HO]

HL2830 Lord Blencathra [HO]

HL2831 Lord Blencathra [HO]

21 October (4 November)

HL2836 Lord Blencathra [HO]

HL2837 Lord Blencathra [HO]

HL2850 Lord Scriven [HO]

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

[BIS] 1

[DCMS] 1

[HO] 9

[MoJ] 6

   

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Finance

Government

10 November

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

 

National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings)

Government

10 November

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Education and Adoption

Government

5 November

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

 

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

9 November

Waiting for Report

   

Enterprise [HL]

Government

 

European Union Referendum

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

 

Energy [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 Armed Forces (Service Complaints Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2015

   

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

   

Draft Equipment Interference (Code of Practice) Order 2015

   

Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Interception of Communications: Code of Practice) Order 2015

   

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

   

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

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

Palace of Westminster

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 10 November

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

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 11 November

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Tuesday 17 November

   

Ecclesiastical Committee

Statutory Joint Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 18 November

   

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

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 Wednesday 4 November 2015 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Sheffield.

Select Committee Reports

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

11th Report, on the following bill: 
Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [HL]. (HL Paper 50)

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

8th Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments: 
Draft Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria and Information about Financial Resources) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 
Draft European Parliamentary Elections (Miscellaneous Provisions) (United Kingdom and Gibraltar) Order 2015 
Draft Non-Domestic Rating (Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 
Draft Northern Ireland (Elections) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015. (HL Paper 51)

Public Business

3 Tax credits A question was asked by Baroness Lister of Burtersett and answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde.

4 Teacher training A question was asked by Baroness Donaghy and answered by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park.

5 Employment A question was asked by Baroness Seccombe and answered by Baroness Altmann.

6 Criminal justice: transgender people A question was asked by Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames and answered by Lord Faulks.

7 Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [HL] Lord Bridges of Headley moved 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.

The motion was agreed to.

8 National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 70-EN)

9 Energy Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. Amendments 1, 2 and 4 were agreed to and a privilege amendment was agreed to. Then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

10 Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Lord Bates repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

11 European Union Referendum Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with the question that clause 3 be agreed to. Amendments 33, 35, 36, 41 to 46, 47 and 48 were agreed to. The House resumed.

12 Enterprise Bill [HL] The bill was reported from the Grand Committee with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 71)

13 Health: atrial fibrillation A question was asked by Lord Black of Brentwood and, after debate, answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

14 European Union Referendum Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 48A. Amendments 49, 51 and 62 were agreed to. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 72)

The House adjourned at 10.40pm until Thursday 5 November 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 52R. Amendments were considered. Amendments 53ZJ, 54BC and 54CA were agreed to. It was ordered that the bill be reported with amendments.

The Committee adjourned at 7.49pm.

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 Terrorism-Transparency Report 2015: Disruptive and Investigatory Powers.    (9151)

2 Draft Investigatory Powers Bill.    (9152)

3 Explanatory Memorandum-Explanatory Memorandum (Supplementary) Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) (Amendment) Regulations 2015.    (-)

Affirmative Instruments

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

 (1) Draft Equipment Interference (Code of Practice) Order 2015

(2) Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Interception of Communications: Code of Practice) Order 2015

laid under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2015, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (1849)

2 (1) Draft Dorset (Electoral Changes) Order 2016

(2) Draft Exeter (Electoral Changes) Order 2016

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

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

 (1) Draft Code of Practice on Equipment Interference

(2) Draft Code of Practice on Interception of Communications

laid under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

Prepared 5th November 2015