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House of Lords Business

Wednesday 11 November 2015 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Baroness Sharp of Guildford to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Green Paper on higher education published on 5 November made no mention of part-time students.

†European Union Referendum Bill The Earl of Courtown to move that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 3
Schedules 1 to 3
Clause 4

Clauses 6 to 12
Clause 5
Title.

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [HL] Committee (day 2) [Lord Bridges of Headley] 11th and 12th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

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)

Future Business 

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 11 November, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 13 November.

Welfare Reform and Work Bill Second Reading [Lord Freud]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Freud to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

†Education and Adoption Bill Committee (day 3) [Lord Nash] 10th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 12 November, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 16 November.

European Union Referendum Bill Report [Baroness Anelay of St Johns]

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 13 November, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 17 November.

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.

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking at an international level to maintain high standards by all countries and international sporting organisations in order to ensure the exclusion of drugs from sport. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to make their international development policies more effective. (1½ hours)

Friday 20 November at 10.00am

Mesothelioma (Amendment) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Alton of Liverpool]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Alton of Liverpool to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Planning (Subterranean Development) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Dubs]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Dubs to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Direct Planning (Pilot) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Lexden]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Lexden to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Regulation of Political Opinion Polling Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Foulkes of Cumnock] 2nd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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.

*The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will intervene to halt the sale of the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design building, Central House in Aldgate.

*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the comments made by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen on 3 November (HL Deb, cols 15–16), how Lord Strathclyde and his review team will take account of the views of members of the House of Lords.

*Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reclassify the Kurdistan Workers Party as a national resistance movement.

Monday 7 December at 2.30pm

Lord Stunell and 
Lord Bird will be introduced.

*Baroness Knight of Collingtree to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to take action to protect unborn girls from abortion for the sole reason of their sex.

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current human rights situation in India.

*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made to implement the Prime Minister’s pledge to settle 1,000 Syrian refugees by Christmas.

*Lord Giddens to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the vulnerability of the United Kingdom to organised cyber-attack.

Tuesday 8 December at 2.30pm

Baroness Fall and 
Baroness Primarolo will be introduced.

†*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what military action the United Kingdom is undertaking against ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

†*Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the efficacy of the adult pneumococcal vaccination programme and to ensure optimal coverage of target populations in the United Kingdom.

†*Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the drop in the number of children being placed for adoption.

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.

The full lists of Motions for Balloted Debate, Other Motions for Debate, and Questions for Short Debate are available online daily. Lists of all Motions for Balloted Debate and Questions for Short Debate currently tabled are printed in Monday’s edition. On other days only new items in each category are printed.

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.

Baroness Kidron to move that this House takes note of the case for incorporating the views of children and young people in the development of public policy.

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 from the Communications Committee 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 from the European Union Committee 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 from 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 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 from the European Union Committee Capital Markets Union: a welcome start (11th Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 139). 20 March 2015

Baroness Prashar to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee The EU Action Plan against migrant smuggling (4th Report, HL Paper 46). 3 November 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).

Lord McKenzie of Luton to move that this House regrets that, notwithstanding the Reasoned Opinion from the European Commission, the Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 have been introduced without proper consultation and without the additional resources necessary being made available; and calls upon the Government to address the concerns raised by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute and the Association of Chief Trading Standards Officers, particularly concerning the capacity and resources available to local weights and measures authorities to fulfil the additional duties imposed on them under the Regulations (SI 2015/1681). 11th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Tyler to move that this House regrets that the draft Northern Ireland (Elections) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015 is inconsistent with the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2015 (SI 2015/1520).

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)

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help maintain the United Kingdom’s position in medical research. (28 May) [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
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Baroness Ludford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of NHS access to technology such as insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring for people with Type 1 diabetes. (28 May)

Lord 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)

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)

Lord Shipley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the affordability of homes under their proposed extension to the right-to-buy scheme and their starter homes proposals. (10 November)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 10 November and due for answer by 24 November.

Lord Dobbs to ask the Chairman of Committees how many people are employed in, and what is the annual running cost of, the House of Lords Press Office.   HL3466

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with negotiating parties in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement to ensure that the provisions relating to copyright, trade secrets and intellectual property do not harm freedom of expression.   HL3467

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the measures small businesses can take to protect themselves from cyber-attacks.   HL3468

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the role of women researchers in the global agriculture sector.   HL3469

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the OECD global trade outlook and its recommendation that governments should step up investment to support growth.   HL3470

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they had with Facebook about their recent updates to make it easier for businesses to interact with customers on that platform.
   HL3471

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve broadband networks in the UK to support small businesses.   HL3472

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent assessment they have made of morale in the Defence Medical Services.   HL3473

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase staff retention in the Defence Medical Services.   HL3474

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the relocation of families on staff retention in the Defence Medical Services.   HL3475

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any plans to increase the number of military doctors working less than full-time.   HL3476

Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, for the last 12-month period for which figures are available, how many applications have been made under the European Arrest Warrant for prosecution of British nationals overseas, and of those, how many have been (1) agreed to, and (2) rejected.
   HL3477

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to ensure that all academy schools, their leaders, boards of directors, advisers and heads of department, adhere to all aspects of equality legislation in the UK.   HL3478

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current availability of qualified speech therapists at the point of assessment throughout the NHS and community healthcare provision.   HL3479

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current levels of speech therapists recruited from diverse minority communities.   HL3480

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider imposing travel bans on, and freezing the assets of, senior figures in the Maldives who have been involved in the suspension of constitutional protections in that country.   HL3481

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions will take place at the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference in Malta about the recent state of emergency declared in the Maldives.   HL3482

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will raise with Prime Minister Modi, during his visit to the United Kingdom, the role of India in brokering talks between the government and opposition parties in the Maldives.   HL3483

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made about the health and wellbeing of, and the prison conditions being experienced by, former President of the Maldives Mohammed Nasheed.   HL3484

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements are in place to ensure that establishments and organisations that are sited close to the boundaries of two Local Enterprise Partnership areas do not lose out on funding because their clientele and services users come from two different Partnership areas.   HL3485

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of modern Class 170 diesel trains that would be released for re-deployment if the route from Hurst Green to Uckfield were electrified.   HL3486

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered making illegal all odometer adjustment, and enforcing an outright ban on (1) the sale and purchase of odometer adjustment equipment, and (2) companies offering those services.   HL3487

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to reduce the rate of odometer mileage fraud and increase conviction rates of those who fraudulently adjust mileage and sell on adjusted vehicles.   HL3488

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that NHS Improvement ring-fences its activities in relation to NHS Foundation Trusts in order to fulfil statutory provisions, in particular those in the Health and Social Care Act 2012.   HL3489

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the future role of NHS Foundation Trusts in the NHS.   HL3490

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether NHS Improvement will consider further applications from NHS trusts to become foundation trusts.   HL3491

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to delay publication of their response to the Herbal Medicines and Practitioners Working Group until they have met representatives of the herbal profession to discuss the outcome of that report.   HL3492

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to take account of the reported views of several members of the Herbal Medicines and Practitioners Working Group that weak evidence was used to support the conclusions of the March report by Professor Walker on the regulation of herbal medicines and practitioners that there is no credible evidence base for herbal medicine and no rationale for accrediting training courses in that field.   HL3493

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 2 November (HL2987 and HL2988), what assessment they have made, if any, of whether the Chairman of the Herbal Medicines and Practitioners Working Group ignored the agreed terms of reference of that group by publishing his report without consulting the members of that group, and if so, why.    HL3494

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are discussing with the government of Greece ways to secure better documentation of refugees and migrants in transit through that country; and whether they intend to support any application to the EU for funds for this purpose.   HL3495

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have refused to interview and assess some of the boat people who arrived at the British Sovereign base in Cyprus; whether they plan to deport them as individuals to Lebanon; and what assessment they have made of whether deporting those individuals to Lebanon would be an instance of refoulement.   HL3496

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether British missions in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia, Italy, Greece, and other countries have received applications for family reunion and asylum in Britain; and if so, what action they have taken to respond to them.   HL3497

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will discuss with the government of Turkey measures to slow the rate at which refugees and migrants leave Turkey, and the feasibility of their having European interviews before they leave that country.   HL3498

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people owned their own home in each year from 1997 until the last year for which records are available.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL3499

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the size of deposit needed to buy a starter home in London.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL3500

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to prevent excessive letting fees being charged to private-sector tenants.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL3501

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of rough sleepers in London.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL3502

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current provision of shelter for homeless people in London.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL3503

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current foodbank provision in London.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL3504

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts are being made to tackle rape and sexual and gender-based violence in the Darfur region of Sudan, in the light of the previous attacks on women and girls in that region.    HL3505

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions a non-statutory public inquiry has been instigated into the death of a single individual under section 17A of the Coroners Act 1988 at a time when that individual had not been the subject of a full coroner’s inquest; who were those individuals; why they were referred for a public inquiry in each case; and on which dates they were referred.   HL3506

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect Transport for Greater Manchester to announce the new contractor for the smart-ticketing scheme previously awarded to ATOS, and when they expect such a scheme to be introduced.   HL3507

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to introduce mandatory training on disability awareness for bus drivers, and if so, when.   HL3508

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they still intend to publish their Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy in summer 2016.   HL3509

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether their timetable for the HS2 Bill to achieve Royal Assent by the end of 2016 remains achievable.
   HL3510

Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the efficacy of their measures to reduce long-term unemployment, and how many people previously classified as long-term unemployed have entered work since 2010, (1) nationally, and (2) in North Lincolnshire.
   HL3511

Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in reducing the number of young people not in employment, education, or training; and how they intend to support local authorities in reducing that number during this Parliament.   HL3512

Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support local authorities in training staff to identify and support those with mental health problems, and to link services in local areas to support mental health strategies.   HL3513

Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that people with mental health problems receive ongoing treatment and support in their local community.
   HL3514

Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to raise awareness of mental health issues, to address the impact of stigma and discrimination on those affected, and to engage with local businesses to develop employment opportunities for those affected.   HL3515

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many offenders with previous convictions for homicide were convicted of homicide in 2014.   HL3516

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what conversations they have had with the government of Iraq about the recent attacks on Camp Liberty.   HL3517

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the situation of Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty.   HL3518

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what efforts they have made to allow endangered refugees in Camp Liberty to come to the UK.   HL3519

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was paid by the Department for International Development to green energy campaign groups between 2010 and 2015 (1) in the UK, and (2) internationally, both as a total and as a percentage of the Department for International Development’s development expenditure.   HL3520

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in 2014, what percentage of the International Climate Fund was spent on (1) low carbon development, compared to the original target of 30 per cent, and (2) adaptation, compared to the original intention of 50 per cent.   HL3521

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to ensure that civil servants respond to comments in the 2014 report on the UK’s International Climate Fund (ICF) by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact that pressure to spend ICF funds quickly has not always been conducive to effective delivery.   HL3522

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that cost-effectiveness in spending improves as the International Climate Fund scheme expands.   HL3523

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what their policy is for ensuring that the UK continues to participate strongly in the design, research, manufacture and financing of Airbus products.   HL3524

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the French Foreign Minister’s visit to Iran, they plan to use the UK’s political and official diplomacy to promote Airbus products and make clear that they are not solely French products, but contain significant components from the UK.   HL3525

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that apprenticeships deliver the skills that are needed in the current world of work.   HL3526

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many students completed apprenticeships in each year from 2010 to the last year for which records are available.   HL3527

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are giving to the aviation industry in the UK.   HL3528

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current account deficit in trade.   HL3529

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the recommendations of the Cole Commission on UK exports they have implemented.   HL3530

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that migrant workers are not exploited or paid less than the minimum wage.   HL3531

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what mental health support they are offering to recently arrived Syrian refugees.   HL3532

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much financial support they have provided directly to refugee camps in the Middle East since the beginning of 2015.   HL3533

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the 1,000 refugees that are to be resettled in the UK by Christmas will be transported to the UK.   HL3534

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the effect on the number of children in poverty of the proposals in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill to (1) freeze certain benefits and tax credit amounts for four years; (2) reduce the level of the benefit cap; and (3) change child tax credits and the child element of universal credit.   HL3535

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

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]

22 October (5 November)

HL2938 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [HO]

23 October (6 November)

HL2952 Lord Browne of Belmont [HO]

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

[DCMS] 1

[HO] 2

[MoJ] 4

     

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Mesothelioma (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

20 November

Planning (Subterranean Development) [HL]

Private Member’s

20 November

Direct Planning (Pilot) [HL]

Private Member’s

20 November

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

17 November

Scotland

Government

 

Waiting for Commitment

   

National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings)

Government

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Education and Adoption

Government

17 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

20 November

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

11 November

Waiting for Report

   

Enterprise [HL]

Government

 

European Union Referendum

Government

18 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

 

Energy [HL]

Government

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Finance

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

   

Draft Recall of MPs Act 2015 (Recall Petition) Regulations 2015

   

Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Code E) 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

9th Report

   

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

 

   

13th Report

   

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules

7 December

 
 

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 Orders in Progress 

 

Date of Laying

Parliamentary procedure

Draft Order laid before the House and referred to the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Exempt Lotteries) Order 2016

9 November

Affirmative

Draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Further Renewal of Radio Licences) Order 2015

1st

Affirmative

Forthcoming Retirement 

The following member of the House has given notice of his intention to retire

 

Date of retirement

 

Lord Stewartby

12 November

 

Committees 

Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords’ rooms in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheet. Only the next meeting of each Committee is listed below. Further details of these meetings, and of planned further meetings, may be found in the House of Lords Committees Weekly Bulletin.

Wednesday 11 November

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Built Environment

Select Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Social Mobility

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

2.30pm

Tuesday 17 November

   

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Ecclesiastical Committee

Statutory Joint Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 18 November

   

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Privileges and Conduct

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

4.00pm

Monday 23 November

   

Palace of Westminster

Joint Committee

4.00pm

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

4.00pm

Monday 30 November

   

Procedure

Domestic Committee

12.00 noon

Wednesday 9 December

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Thursday 10 December

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

2.00pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 10 November 2015 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Southwark.

1 Lord Barker of Battle The Rt Hon Gregory Leonard George Barker, having been created Baron Barker of Battle, of Battle in the County of East Sussex, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 12 October 2015, was introduced between Lord Browne of Madingley and Lord Black of Brentwood, and took and subscribed the oath and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

2 Baroness Burt of Solihull Lorely Jane Burt, having been created Baroness Burt of Solihull, of Solihull in the County of West Midlands, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 9 October 2015, was introduced between Lord Dholakia and Baroness Kramer, and made and subscribed the solemn affirmation and signed an undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct.

3 Retirement The Lord Speaker informed the House of the retirement with effect from 10 November of Lord Chalfont under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014.

Select Committee Report

4 Secondary Legislation Scrutiny 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

13th Report, on the following: 
Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules 
Correspondence: 
National Health Service (Exemptions from Charges, Payments and Remission of Charges) (Amendment and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2015. (HL Paper 53)

Public Business

5 Ecclesiastical Committee The Lord Speaker acquainted the House that, pursuant to section 2 of the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, she had nominated Lord Lisvane to be a member of the Ecclesiastical Committee in place of Lord Laming, and to serve for the duration of the present Parliament.

6 Japanese knotweed A question was asked by Baroness Sharples and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.

7 Agriculture: Basic Farm Payment A question was asked by Lord Willoughby de Broke and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.

8 Chagos Islands A question was asked by Lord Luce and answered by the Earl of Courtown.

9 Airport security A question was asked by Lord West of Spithead and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

10 Scotland Bill A bill to amend the Scotland Act 1998 and make provisions about the functions of the Scottish Ministers; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 73)

11 Consolidation etc. Bills A message was bought from the Commons that they have appointed a Select Committee of twelve members to join with the Committee appointed by the Lords as the Joint Committee on Consolidation etc. Bills.

12 Liaison The Chairman of Committees moved that the 2nd Report from the Select Committee (An International Relations Committee) (HL Paper 47) be agreed to. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

13 European Union: renegotiation The Earl of Courtown repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

14 National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill Baroness Altmann moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

15 Finance Bill Lord O’Neill of Gatley moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the Committee was negatived. Then, Standing Order 46 having been dispensed with, the bill was read a third time and passed.

The House adjourned at 6.53pm until Wednesday 11 November at 11.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

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

Education and Adoption Bill The Grand Committee further considered the bill, beginning with the question that clause 6 be agreed to. Amendments were considered. The Committee adjourned after amendment 22.

The Committee adjourned at 7.29pm.

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 Health-Government response to No voice unheard, no right ignored-a consultation for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions.    (9142)

2 Explanatory Memorandum-Explanatory Memorandum (Supplementary) to the Insolvency Proceedings (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2015.    (-)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

 (1) Family Procedure (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2015   (1868)

(2) Local Justice Areas (No. 2) Order 2015   (1870)

laid under the Courts Act 2003.

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report and Accounts for 2014–15 of the UK Statistics Authority, laid under the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007.

Prepared 11th November 2015