House of Lords Business

Thursday 26 November 2015 at 11.00am

Baroness Featherstone and 
Lord Hague of Richmond will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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 Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the implications for the United Kingdom strategy in Syria of the shooting down of the Russian plane by Turkish forces.

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

Welfare Reform and Work Bill Lord Freud to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Welfare Reform and Work Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 11 to 12
Clauses 4 to 6
Clauses 13 to 15
Clauses 1 to 3
Clauses 7 to 10

Schedule 1
Clauses 16 to 25
Schedule 2
Clauses 26 to 32
Title.

†Education and Adoption Bill Lord Nash to move that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 3 to 6;
Clauses 13 to 18;
Clauses 1 and 2;

Clauses 7 to 12;
Title.

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

Baroness Mobarik to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the attacks in Paris on 13 November, what steps they plan to take to foster links between communities, as part of their counter-terrorism strategy. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

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.

Future Business 

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.

Transport for London Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees to move that the Commons message of 17 November be now considered; and that the promoters of the Transport for London Bill [HL], which was originally introduced in this House in Session 2010–12 on 24 January 2011, should have leave to proceed with the Bill in the current Session according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150B (Revival of bills).

Lord Bridges of Headley intends to move the following three motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 Lord Bridges of Headley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 12 October be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 23 November

Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 Lord Bridges of Headley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 12 October be approved. 6th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 23 November

European Parliamentary Elections (Miscellaneous Provisions) (United Kingdom and Gibraltar) Order 2015 Lord Bridges of Headley to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 October be approved. 8th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 23 November

Electricity Capacity (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 16 March be approved. 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 24 November

National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill Committee [Baroness Altmann] 13th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

†Enterprise Bill [HL] Report (day 2) [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

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).

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 27 November.

European Union Referendum Bill Third Reading [Baroness Anelay of St Johns]

Education and Adoption Bill Report [Lord Nash]

National Health Service (Licensing and Pricing) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Lord Prior of Brampton to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 2 November be approved. 9th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 14th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at the end to insert "but that this House regrets that the Regulations are fundamentally unfair; and do not achieve their policy objective because under their provisions, even if every NHS provider objected to the proposed tariff mechanism, the arbitration mechanism cannot be triggered; and are in direct contradiction to the assurance given by Earl Howe on 6 March 2012 (HL Deb, col 1740)."

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 26 November, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 30 November.

Welfare Reform and Work Bill Committee [Lord Freud] 13th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 27 November, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 1 December.

Lord Carrington of Fulham to move that this House takes note of the economy in the light of the Autumn Statement.

Baroness Bakewell to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the new single tier state pension, what provision they have made for informing women in their fifties of their pension expectations. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

Earl Attlee to move that this House takes note of the United Kingdom’s role in supporting international security and stability in the light of the Strategic Defence and Security Review.

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.

Wednesday 9 December at 3.00pm

*Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the Responsibility Deal for alcohol in the light of the Institute of Alcohol Studies’ report Dead on Arrival? Evaluating the Public Health Responsibility Deal for Alcohol.

*Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made to implement the recommendations of the Lancet Commission on liver disease, to address the incidence of liver disease in the United Kingdom.

*Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to inform the public of the new requirements for carbon monoxide monitoring in rented residential properties.

Thursday 10 December at 11.00am

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

*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent assessment they have made of the impact on higher education institutions of their policy on visas for overseas students, particularly in respect of the visa refusal thresholds set for them.

*Baroness Grender to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks made by the Prime Minister on 4 November (HC Deb, col 965), what information they are using to estimate the financial gains from privatising Channel 4.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to improve the United Kingdom’s current balance of payments and industry productivity level.

Lord Bach to move that this House takes note of the future of legal aid.

Topical question for short debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 30 November, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 1 December.

Baroness Wheeler to move that this House takes note of the quality and viability of the residential care sector in the light of the Government’s decision to delay the implementation of the care cost cap.

Monday 14 December at 2.30pm

Baroness Watkins of Tavistock will be introduced.

*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to reform Sunday trading laws.

*Lord Sherbourne of Didsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government how regularly ministers and officials meet representatives of Transport for London.

*Baroness Perry of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the introduction of the English Baccalaureate has had on the number of young people studying science and mathematics.

*Baroness Pinnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, if a faith school is rated inadequate and is required to become an academy, they will enforce the transfer of church land to the academy trust.

Tuesday 15 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Lupton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider introducing a higher duty of care on headteachers when excluding children aged under 16 from their schools to ensure that such children are in practice met by a parent, guardian or approved carer.

*Lord Borwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current time delay between a council’s resolution to grant planning permission and the issue of implementable planning permission on housing sites of 50 houses or more; and what steps they plan to take to reduce that delay.

*Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will encourage the European Union to suspend the Schengen arrangements and reinstate border controls between member states.

Wednesday 16 December at 3.00pm

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the last date on which the decision about where to build an additional runway for London could reasonably be made, in the light of their commitment to publish that decision this year.

†*Baroness Stedman-Scott to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many jobs have been created in the European Union compared to the United Kingdom in the past year.

*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what powers local authorities have to deal with schools that are put under special measures.

Thursday 17 December at 11.00am

Baroness Brown of Cambridge will be introduced.

*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in the northern states of Nigeria.

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

*Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government which airports used by flights to and from the United Kingdom have been the subject of a security review leading to enhanced security arrangements since the end of October.

Monday 21 December at 2.30pm

*Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to reduce the number of suicides on railways, and to reduce the disruption they cause.

*Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action HM Revenue and Customs is taking to reduce VAT evasion by overseas online retailers.

*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as part of their counter-terrorism strategy, they will encourage a national debate about the nature of Islam, including whether the Muslim tenet of Al Hijra remains valid today.

*Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any proposals to minimise the risk of neural tube defective pregnancy in women of reproductive age.

Tuesday 22 December at 11.00am

*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to address the report The State of the North 2015: Four Tests for the Northern Powerhouse, in particular the statement that there is a 12 percentage point gap in early years attainment between the poorest children in London and those in the north of England.

†*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to give further recognition and support to the tourism sector, in the light of the number of jobs being created in that sector and the future growth potential. [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Association of Leading Visitor Attractions

*Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to revise the Politics A-level curriculum.

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 the final edition of each week. 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.

The Earl of Kinnoull to move that this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government’s policy on the issuing of visas to students from outside the European Union.

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to move that this House takes note of the progress made by Her Majesty’s Government under the United Kingdom National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security for 2014–2017.

Lord Luce to move that this House takes note of the outcome of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta on 27–29 November.

Lord Harries of Pentregarth to move that this House takes note of the outcome of the consultation by the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life, and the report Living with Difference, due to be published on 7 December.

Lord Harrison to move that this House takes note of the contribution of atheists and humanists to United Kingdom society.

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 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 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 Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to move that this House regrets that, since the Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (England) Regulations 2015 do not in all cases specify parameters for electrical water-bath stunning, poultry in England will be afforded a less rigorous level of welfare at slaughter than available in Wales and Northern Ireland (SI 2015/1782). 11th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

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)
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 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)

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)

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 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)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the principles of the circular economy, based on the re-use, repair, refurbishment and recycling of existing materials and products, to protect the environment, give new growth opportunities and avoid waste. (11 November)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they plan to take to relieve pressure on public services due to the consumption of alcohol. (11 November)

Baroness Browning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the speed and quality of autism diagnoses in the United Kingdom. (17 November) [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
A Vice President, National Autistic Society

Lord Brabazon of Tara to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek an opt-out from provisions relating to e-cigarettes under Article 20 of the Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU), coming into force in May 2016. (17 November)

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the development of British–Argentinian relations during 2015. (24 November)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 25 November and due for answer by 9 December.

Lord Dobbs to ask the Chairman of Committees, further to his Written Answer on 24 November (HL3466), whether the total of £195,000 for the estimated annual running costs of the House of Lords Press and Media Team includes the cost of office space and similar overheads, and if not, what are the estimated total running costs of that team including those overheads.   HL3883

Lord Dobbs to ask the Chairman of Committees, in the last four weeks, what press stories have been initiated by the House of Lords Press and Media team, and what are the web links to each.   HL3884

Lord Dobbs to ask the Chairman of Committees how many peers receive the daily press coverage service of the House of Lords Press and Media Team.   HL3885

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consulted the Electoral Commission prior to the publication of the draft Recall of MPs Act 2015 (Recall Petition) Regulations 2015, and if so whether the response from the Electoral Commission indicated support for those draft Regulations.   HL3886

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consulted all registered political parties prior to the publication of the draft Recall of MPs Act 2015 (Recall Petition) Regulations 2015.   HL3887

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel following the Decision adopted by the IPU’s Governing Council meeting on 21 October concerning Palestinian parliamentarians, in particular about the health of those parliamentarians being detained, access for family visits, and grounds for early release.   HL3888

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 24 November (HL3768), how local support for Police and Crime Commissioners to take responsibility for fire and rescue services in their areas will be assessed.
   HL3889

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the decision was taken to lay the Northern Ireland (Elections) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015 on 2 November, and which Ministers were involved in taking the decision.   HL3890

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what date (1) the Chief Electoral Officer, and (2) the Electoral Commission, was consulted on the Northern Ireland (Elections) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015.   HL3891

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what date the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland was advised of the impact on the criminal offence of breach of official duty as a result of the changes relating to the correction of procedural error made by the Northern Ireland (Elections) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015.   HL3892

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what date the Minister of Justice in Northern Ireland was advised of the impact on the criminal offence of breach of official duty as a result of the changes relating to the correction of procedural error made by the Northern Ireland (Elections) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2015.   HL3893

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran concerning the case of Kamal Foroughi.   HL3894

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of whether continuing efforts to press the government of Sudan to tackle sexual and gender-based violence in Darfur have been successful, in the light of (1) the incidence of rape in the areas currently monitored by the UN and (2) the requirement in the legal framework in Sudan for a victim to provide four male witnesses to confirm that a rape was without consent.   HL3895

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as penholder on the UN mission in Darfur in the UN Security Council, the UK is pressing for the introduction of community liaison assistants who would follow the model provided by MONUSCO in the DRC and would aim to provide camp residents with support in giving their views on their protection needs.   HL3896

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of India concerning the case of six British ex-servicemen who were members of the crew of the US ship MV Seaman Guard Ohio, and who have been held in India since 2013.    HL3897

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 November (HL3374), what assessment they have made of the mechanisms that are available to passengers in order to bring pressure on franchised train operators to ensure that appropriate toilet facilities are provided.   HL3898

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government which local authorities have agreed to accept Syrian and other refugees.   HL3899

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they are having with the Scottish Government, Welsh Government, and the Northern Ireland Executive, in order to enable the welcoming of the maximum number of refugees.   HL3900

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what emergency arrangements are in place to care for those who are affected by bombings in Syria.   HL3901

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what part of the defence budget is allocated for military action in Syria.   HL3902

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to co-ordinate the work of the various relief organisations in Syria.   HL3903

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children were being home educated in each of the years 2010 to 2014 inclusive.   HL3904

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to place the order for the first Type 26 frigate.   HL3905

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the planned build rate of the Type 26 frigate.   HL3906

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the outcome of the Strategic Defence and Security Review, whether they plan for the Royal Navy to have a two-tier escort force in the future.   HL3907

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the two new offshore patrol vehicles announced in the Strategic Defence and Security Review will be run operationally alongside the existing seven.   HL3908

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 20 October (HL2592), whether the new offshore patrol vessels Forth, Medway, and Trent will operate in addition to the current four vessels.   HL3909

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether HMS Ocean was designed and built to have a 20-year lifespan.   HL3910

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 23 November (HL3659), why no national assessment has been made of the effect of hospital trusts charging disabled people to park their cars, and whether they have made any regional or local assessments about that issue.   HL3911

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that tunnelling engineering skills in the UK are not lost.   HL3912

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prisoners are presently held at HMP Holloway.   HL3913

Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many assaults on staff there were at HMP Holloway in each year from 2010 to date.   HL3914

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 4 November (HL3009), why investigation of historic crime in Northern Ireland, including the retention of fingerprint and DNA samples from non-convicted individuals, requires different provisions to the rest of the UK, and whether they plan to seek permission for any non-compliance of those provisions with Article 8 of the ECHR.   HL3915

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many files from children’s homes in London that were previously supervised by the Home Office remain unopened because they are marked "not for opening"; to which homes they relate; and how long those files have been closed.   HL3916

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intended to carry out a review of the Enterprise Zones established in the UK.   HL3917

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how the religious character of a faith school will be maintained if the school is converted into an academy.   HL3918

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the age profile of the total number of apprentices in 2013–14 and 2014–15.   HL3919

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current level of per capita funding for students in (1) school sixth forms in schools, (2) sixth form colleges, and (3) further education colleges.   HL3920

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the (1) Mersey Waters, (2) Liverpool City, and (3) Sci-Tech Daresbury, Enterprise Zones in particular regarding new job creation and investment.   HL3921

Baroness Suttie to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to take steps to ensure that the Homelessness Prevention Grant continues after its current funding ends.   HL3922

Baroness Suttie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with stakeholders about the implementation of a monitoring system to track how the Homelessness Prevention Grant is spent.   HL3923

Baroness Suttie to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to bring forward proposals to develop a funding formula in order to allocate the Homelessness Prevention Grant to local authorities based on the extent of homelessness and rough sleeping, including the number of people at risk of homelessness, in their area.   HL3924

Baroness Suttie to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to take steps to increase the Homelessness Prevention Grant, in the light of the reported increase in the number of rough sleepers.
   HL3925

Lord Crathorne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to build bicycle tracks when new roads are constructed in the UK.   HL3926

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the (1) composition, (2) ownership, and (3) reporting line, of each of the two new bodies to be created to supervise the delivery programme of the successor nuclear deterrent.   HL3927

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the estimated cost of the nuclear deterrent successor programme has increased.   HL3928

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the lifetime of the Vanguard-class submarines can be extended beyond the previous published date of 2018 to the 2030s referred to in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review.   HL3929

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to ask Her Majesty’s Government why no Minister or senior British representative attended the second global High-Level Conference on Road Safety in Brasilia, Brazil on 18–19 November.   HL3930

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions are planned in the UK to fulfil the objectives of reducing deaths and injuries on the roads included in the global Sustainable Development Goals.   HL3931

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the issues involved in maintaining or improving leasehold properties under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002, in particular in central London, where a right to manage exists.
   [I]Category 5: Land and property
London property let at commercial rents
 HL3932

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to legislate in connection with the right to manage in order to provide a limited time within which non-resident leaseholders who fail to respond can be deemed to have agreed to a proposal.   [I]Category 5: Land and property
London property let at commercial rents
 HL3933

Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will clarify the measures that can be taken to enable works to be carried out when they are wanted or needed by a majority of leaseholders in leasehold residential properties.   [I]Category 5: Land and property
London property let at commercial rents
 HL3934

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they plan to issue on the integration of health and social care services, in the light of their commitment to do so by 2020 at paragraph 2.49 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015; whether that guidance will cover integrated budgets for those services locally and nationally; and whether new legislation will be required to ensure that integration.   HL3935

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the budget figures for the Department of Health and the Department for Communities and Local Government include provision for the implementation of the Dilnot Commission proposals for capping individual liability for social care, as under the Care Act 2014; and if so, in which years such provision has been made.   HL3936

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the resource Departmental Expenditure Count figure for the NHS in 2016–17, set out in Table 2.9 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, includes provision for a rolled forward overspend from 2015–16; and if not, how any such overspend will be treated.   HL3937

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each of the last five years, how many planning appeals were made against local authority decisions on major housing schemes; what was the average time taken by the Planning Inspectorate to deal with those appeals; how many took longer than six months; how many have so far been made this year, and of those how many have taken, or are scheduled to take, longer than six months.   HL3938

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements train operating companies are required to have in place to allow passengers on feeder services to a mainline hub station who have bought advance tickets online which start from a station without a ticket machine, and where the tickets have to be acquired at the mainline hub station, to travel by using booking confirmations that have been printed out, or can be shown on mobile devices, or by other means.   HL3939

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the reasons for the delay in the refranchising process for the West Coast Main Line.   HL3940

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government under what legislation the National Infrastructure Commission currently operates; whether the National Infrastructure Commissioners are being paid allowances or expenses for their work; and if so, on what basis, and how much.   HL3941

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the budget for the National Infrastructure Commission for the current year; what are the locations of its office accommodation; what that accommodation costs; and how many staff it employs, and at what cost.   HL3942

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the final evaluation report of the trial of specialist advocates for trafficked children will be published.   HL3943

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will lay before Parliament a report setting out their plans in relation to independent child trafficking advocates, in accordance with section 48(7) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.   HL3944

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children who received a child trafficking advocate under the trials conducted in 2014–15 were (1) UK nationals, (2) nationals of the EU or EEA excluding UK nationals, and (3) nationals of countries not in the EU or EEA.   HL3945

Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children were referred to the child trafficking advocate trials from each of the 23 participating local authorities.   HL3946

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the proportion of the concession on tax credits announced in the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 which is offset by the migration to Universal Credit.   HL3947

Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to announce the detail of their proposals for £12 billion in savings on the welfare budget; and what benefits are under consideration for further reduction.   HL3948

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Natural England Stakeholder Working Group on Unrecorded Public Rights of Way, when considering the diversion or extinguishment of paths that pass through gardens, farmyards or businesses, have agreed to the use of the term "presumption" in either the heading or the introduction to the guidance.   HL3949

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cases of diversion or extinguishment of paths that pass through gardens, farmyards or business remain outstanding.   HL3950

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the public rights of way elements of the Deregulation Act 2015, including guidance, will be implemented.   HL3951

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the safety of chemicals in domestic refrigerators, in the light of recent reports by Which?.   HL3952

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with industry about the safety of tumble driers, in the light of recent reports by Which?.   HL3953

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

9 November (23 November)

HL3417 Lord Wills [DCMS]

HL3433 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [DfE]

HL3455 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [DfE]

10 November (24 November)

HL3528 Baroness Kennedy of Cradley [BIS]

11 November (25 November)

HL3554 Lord Pendry [DCMS]

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

[BIS] 1

[DCMS] 2

[DfE] 2

     

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Age of Criminal Responsibility [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

 

Trade Union

Government

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) [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

 

Welfare Reform and Work

Government

2 December

Mesothelioma (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Planning (Subterranean Development) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Direct Planning (Pilot) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings)

Government

30 November

Scotland

Government

 

Waiting for Report

   

Enterprise [HL]

Government

30 November

Bank of England and Financial Services [HL]

Government

 

Education and Adoption

Government

1 December

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Regulation of Political Opinion Polling [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union Referendum

Government

1 December

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 Equipment Interference (Code of Practice) Order 2015

14th Report

 

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

14th Report

 

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

14th Report

 

Draft General Dental Council (Fitness to Practise etc.) Order 2015

   

Draft Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

   

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) (No. 3) Order 2015

   

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

 

30 November

Draft Representation of the People (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

 

30 November

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

 

30 November

Draft Electricity Capacity (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

 

30 November

Draft Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing (Protected Areas) Regulations 2015

8th Report

 

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) Order 2015

   

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

9th Report

 

Draft Hunting Act 2004 (Exempt Hunting) (Amendment) Order 2015

7th Report

 

Draft Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hours Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015

   

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

   

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

14th Report

1 December

Draft Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Code E) Order 2015

   

Draft Disclosure of Exporter Information Regulations 2015

   

Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Claims Management Complaints) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Payment Accounts Regulations 2015

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

 

11th Report

   

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

17 November

 

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

23 November

 

   

14th Report

   

Social Security (Crediting and Treatment of Contributions, and National Insurance Numbers) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

11 December

 

   

Scrutiny period expires

To be considered

Instrument subject to disapproval

   

13th Report

   

Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC535)

7 December

 

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

     

Affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

Report

Date of consideration

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

1st

 

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 26 November

   

Built Environment

Select Committee

10.00am

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Monday 30 November

   

Procedure

Domestic Committee

12 noon

Palace of Westminster

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 1 December

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Equality Act 2010

Select Committee

3.15pm

Standing Orders (Private Bills)

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm
in Committee Room G

Information

Select Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 2 December

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Social Mobility

Select Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 8 December

   

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Wednesday 9 December

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Thursday 10 December

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

12 noon
in Committee Room G

Thursday 17 December

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

12 noon
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 25 November 2015 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Rochester.

Private Business

1 High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill The Examiners’ certificates of 15 September and 29 October relating to petitions for additional provision in the bill (currently before the House of Commons) were referred to the Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee.

2 High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill The Examiners certified that certain Standing Orders apply to the Petition for Additional Provision deposited in October 2015 in relation to the High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill (currently before the House of Commons) and that, of those which are applicable, Standing Orders 33 and 42 have not been complied with; and in addition, that Standing Orders 10, 10A, 11, 12, 12A, 13, 27, 27A, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 41, 42 and 45 have not been complied with in respect of the time prescribed by the Standing Orders for the giving of notices and making of deposits applicable to the purposes of the Additional Provision.

Select Committee Report

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

10th Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments: 
Draft Disclosure of Exporter Information Regulations 2015 
Draft Legal Services Act 2007 (Claims Management Complaints) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 
Draft Payment Accounts Regulations 2015. (HL Paper 61)

Public Business

4 Royal Assent The Lord Speaker (Baroness D’Souza) notified the Queen’s Assent to the following Act:

Northern Ireland (Welfare Reform) Act

c 34

5 Domestic abuse A question was asked by Baroness Prosser and answered by Lord Bates.

6 Violence against women A question was asked by Baroness Gale and answered by Lord Bates.

7 Gender-based violence: women with HIV A question was asked by Baroness Gould of Potternewton and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

8 Religion: advertisements A question was asked by the Lord Bishop of Chelmsford and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

9 Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Lord Taylor of Holbeach, on behalf of the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston), moved that this House concurs with the Commons message of 9 November that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the draft Investigatory Powers Bill presented to both Houses on 4 November 2015 (Cm 9152);

That a Committee of seven Lords be appointed to join with the Committee appointed by the Commons and that the Committee should report on the draft Bill by 11 February 2016;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

B Browning 
L Butler of Brockwell 
Bp Chester 
L Hart of Chilton

L Henley 
L Murphy of Torfaen 
L Strasburger;

That the Committee have power to agree with the Committee appointed by the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom;

That the reports of the Committee from time to time be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee be published, if the Committee so wishes; and

That the quorum of the Committee shall be two.

The motion was agreed to and a message was sent to the Commons.

10 Small and Medium Sized Business (Credit Information) Regulations 2015 Lord Ashton of Hyde moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 September be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 Small and Medium Sized Business (Finance Platforms) Regulations 2015 Lord Ashton of Hyde moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 September be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12 Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 Lord Faulks moved that the Regulations laid before the House on 7 September be approved. The motion was agreed to.

13 Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria and Information about Financial Resources) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Lord Faulks moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22 October be approved. The motion was agreed to.

14 Renewables Obligation Order 2015 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 July be approved. The motion was agreed to.

15 Spending Review and Autumn Statement Lord O’Neill of Gatley answered questions on a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

16 Enterprise Bill [HL] The report was received. Amendments 1 and 55 were disagreed to (see divisions 1 and 2). Amendments 2 to 7, 12 to 14, 19 to 37, 39 to 42, 45 to 51, 53 and 65 were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned after amendment 67.

The House adjourned at 9.06pm until Thursday 26 November at 11.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

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 Transport-Report of the Bowe Review into the planning of Network Rail’s Enhancements Programme 2014–19.    (9147)

2 Budget Responsibility-Report of the Office for Budget Responsibility on the Economic and fiscal outlook.    (9153)

3 Finance-Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015.    (9162)

Affirmative Instrument

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

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) (No. 3) Order 2015, laid under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.    (1929)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

 (1) Reports on Payments to Governments (Amendment) Regulations 2015   (1928)

(2) Export Control (Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol Sanctions) (Amendment) Order 2015   (1933)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report of the Royal Trustees on the Sovereign Grant for 2016–17, laid under the Sovereign Grant Act 2011.

Divisions on 25 November 2015 

Enterprise Bill [HL]

Division No. 1

Baroness Burt of Solihull moved amendment 1, in clause 1, page 1, line 9, to leave out from second "to" to end of line 11 and insert "matters in connection with the supply of goods and services to:

(i) larger businesses, and

(ii) public authorities;

and make recommendations."

The House divided:

Contents 201

Not-contents 204

Contents

Addington, L.

Allen of Kensington, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Anderson of Swansea, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Bach, L.

Bakewell, B.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beecham, L.

Beith, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berkeley, L.

Bhatia, L.

Bhattacharyya, L.

Boateng, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Bragg, L.

Brinton, B.

Brookman, L.

Bruce of Bennachie, L.

Burnett, L.

Burt of Solihull , B.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Cashman, L.

Chidgey, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Cotter, L.

Crawley, B.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Davies of Stamford, L.

Deech, B.

Donaghy, B.

Doocey, B.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Elder, L.

Erroll, E.

Falconer of Thoroton, L.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Foster of Bath , L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Freyberg, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Gibson of Market Rasen, B.

Giddens, L.

Glasman, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goudie, B.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grantchester, L.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Grocott, L.

Hain, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskel, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Janke, B.

Jay of Paddington, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

King of Bow, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lennie, L.

Linklater of Butterstone, B.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Low of Dalston, L.

Ludford, B.

Lytton, E.

McAvoy, L.

McDonagh, B.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

Maddock, B.

Manzoor, B.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Monks, L.

Moonie, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Northover, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Paddick, L.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Prescott, L.

Prosser, B.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Randerson, B.

Rea, L.

Rebuck, B.

Redesdale, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rennard, L.

Richard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Robertson of Port Ellen, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

Sandwich, E.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Scriven, L.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sheehan, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Clifton, L.

Smith of Leigh, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Soley, L.

Somerset, D.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Suttie, B. [Teller]

Symons of Vernham Dean, B.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Temple-Morris, L.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Touhig, L.

Truscott, L.

Tunnicliffe, L.

Turnberg, L.

Uddin, B.

Verjee, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walpole, L.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Wills, L.

Winston, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Worthington, B.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Young of Hornsey, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Arran, E.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Balfe, L.

Barker of Battle , L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Blencathra, L.

Borwick, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Boyce, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Browning, B.

Buscombe, B.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Byford, B.

Callanan, L.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Campbell of Surbiton, B.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chadlington, L.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colville of Culross, V.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Coussins, B.

Cox, B.

Craigavon, V.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

Crisp, L.

Curry of Kirkharle, L.

De Mauley, L.

Dear, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Eames, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Feldman of Elstree, L.

Fellowes, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

Fowler, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L. [Teller]

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Geddes, L.

Gilbert of Panteg, L.

Glentoran, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayward, L.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Horam, L.

Howard of Lympne, L.

Howarth of Breckland, B.

Howe, E.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jones of Birmingham, L.

Jopling, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lane-Fox of Soho, B.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Listowel, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Lothian, M.

Luce, L.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Mancroft, L.

Marlesford, L.

Mobarik, B.

Mone, B.

Montrose, D.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morrow, L.

Naseby, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Palmer, L.

Palumbo, L.

Patel, L.

Patten, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Pidding, B.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Powell of Bayswater, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Rawlings, B.

Redfern , B.

Ribeiro, L.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Rogan, L.

Rose of Monewden, L.

Rotherwick, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shinkwin, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Stroud, B.

Sugar, L.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Tebbit, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Turnbull, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Vinson, L.

Wakeham, L.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wei, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Wilson of Tillyorn, L.

Wolfson of Aspley Guise, L.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Enterprise Bill [HL]

Division No. 2

Lord Mendelsohn moved amendment 55, in clause 18, page 34, line 18, after "("apprentices")" to insert "in high quality and high level skill apprenticeships." The House divided:

Contents 71

Not-contents 107

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Alderdice, L.

Andrews, B.

Bach, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Browne of Belmont, L.

Bruce of Bennachie, L.

Burt of Solihull , B.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Chidgey, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Cotter, L.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Falkner of Margravine, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Foulkes of Cumnock, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Grantchester, L.

Greaves, L.

Grocott, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Haskel, L.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Humphreys, B.

Jones, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kirkhill, L.

Lane-Fox of Soho, B.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

McAvoy, L. [Teller]

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Moonie, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morrow, L.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Scriven, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Simon, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Gilmorehill, B.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Snape, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Thornton, B.

Touhig, L.

Tyler, L.

Verjee, L.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Wheeler, B.

Whitty, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor, V.

Astor of Hever, L.

Balfe, L.

Barker of Battle , L.

Bates, L.

Borwick, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browning, B.

Callanan, L.

Cathcart, E.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colville of Culross, V.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Courtown, E.

Craigavon, V.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Deighton, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Eaton, B.

Elton, L.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fink, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Gardiner of Kimble, L. [Teller]

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Geddes, L.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Hayward, L.

Helic, B.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Inglewood, L.

Jopling, L.

Kilclooney, L.

Kirkham, L.

Laird, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Marlesford, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Mobarik, B.

Mone, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Noakes, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

Patel, L.

Patten, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Pidding, B.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Redfern , B.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Rogan, L.

Rose of Monewden, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shinkwin, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Somerset, D.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Taylor of Warwick, L.

Tebbit, L.

True, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Vinson, L.

Wasserman, L.

Whitby, L.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Wolfson of Aspley Guise, L.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Prepared 26th November 2015