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House of Lords Business

Tuesday 12 January 2016 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recent UN Special Rapporteur’s report on the plight of unaccompanied minors who are refugees from Eritrea.

*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that children, especially girls, grow up fit and healthy, in the light of the recent report on the dangers of obesity in women in adult life.

*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards a settlement of the conflict in Syria.

†*Baroness Harris of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to support tourist attractions, such as the Jorvik Viking Centre in York, which suffered flooding over the Christmas period.

Lord Bates to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House to which the Immigration Bill has been committed that they consider the bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 10
Schedule 1
Clause 11
Schedule 2
Clause 12
Schedule 3
Clauses 13 to 19
Schedule 4
Clauses 20 to 28
Schedule 5
Clause 29
Schedule 6
Clauses 30 to 32

Schedule 7
Clauses 33 to 37
Schedule 8
Clause 38
Schedule 9
Clauses 39 to 44
Schedule 10
Clause 45
Schedule 11
Clauses 46 to 59
Schedule 12
Clauses 60 to 65
Title.

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL] Consideration of Commons Amendments [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 1st, 3rd, 4th and 17th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

Welfare Reform and Work Bill Committee (day 5) [Lord Freud] 13th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Future Business 

Wednesday 13 January at 3.00pm

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of reductions in local government spending on local bus services in 2016–17.

*Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the latest figures for the gross value added per head in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia about their reported plans to execute 50 people.

†*Lord Clinton-Davis to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to impose a sugar tax on fizzy drinks.

Lord Strathclyde to move that this House takes note of Command Paper Cm 9177, Secondary legislation and the primacy of the House of Commons.

Thursday 14 January at 11.00am

*Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their plan to limit housing benefit in the social housing sector to the Local Housing Allowance rate will apply to those living in supported housing.

*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for regulating unregistered schools.

*Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the support available to serving military personnel with mental health problems, and what plans they have to establish a 24-hour mental health helpline for serving soldiers.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 12 January.

Lord Turnberg to move that this House takes note of the ability of the National Health Service to meet present and future demands.

The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to review their long term strategy for flood management, particularly in rural areas that do not qualify for large-scale flood defences. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

Lord Campbell-Savours to move that this House takes note of the potential use of identity documentation in dealing with the challenges of assuring the identity of individuals.

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. (1½ hours)

Monday 18 January at 2.30pm

*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps will be taken to ensure that from the start of the 2016–17 academic year all providers of higher education have fulfilled their obligation to provide non-medical provision for disabled students which was previously covered by the Disabled Students’ Allowance.

*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to preserve the A-level examination in Polish.

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report of the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life Living with Difference published on 7 December.

†*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of avoidable deaths of National Health Service inpatients with learning disabilities since 2011.

Tuesday 19 January at 2.30pm

Lord Mair will be introduced.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to address the threat of a drone being flown into a commercial jet or being used to launch a terrorist attack, as highlighted in the recent report of Detective Chief Inspector Colin Smith.

*Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the Basic Payment Scheme was paid to farmers by the end of December 2015, and what assessment they have made of the delivery mechanisms of that funding.

*Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Prior of Brampton on 21 December (HL Deb, col 2308), whether the letter from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition gave any indication of how women aged 16–49 in the United Kingdom met the recommendations from the World Health Organisation regarding Red Cell Folate concentration.

†Wednesday 20 January at 3.00pm

†*Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend further to incorporate preventative medicine into the National Health Service.

†*Lord Balfe to ask the Leader of the House whether she will consider proposing a select committee elected by all members of the House in a secret ballot to oversee and make recommendations about the provision of facilities for members of the House.

†*Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effect of the under-occupancy charge on the health and wellbeing of those subject to it.

Thursday 21 January at 11.00am

†*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timeframe for the inquiry into the safety of hormone pregnancy tests, and when they expect the report to be published.

†*Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to commission research into the impact on social cohesion of income inequality.

†*Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to establish humanist marriage ceremonies in England and Wales.

Lord Fowler to move that this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government’s proposals for prison reform.

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 11 January, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 12 January.

Baroness Wheatcroft to move that this House takes note of the contribution women are making to businesses, the economy and the future economic growth of the United Kingdom.

†Monday 25 January at 2.30pm

†*Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to implement the recommendations of the independent review of the overseas domestic workers visa published on 17 December 2015.

†*Baroness McDonagh to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the additional expenditure on housing benefit paid to private sector landlords as a result of the reduction of social housing units.

†*Lord Lennie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the capacity of local authorities to manage the relief effort in areas affected by flooding in December 2015 following the 29 per cent cut to the budget of the Department for Communities and Local Government announced in the Autumn Spending Review.

†*Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the social and environmental impacts of the potential extraction of coal-bed methane on forests such as the Forest of Dean.

Tuesday 26 January at 2.30pm

The Lord Bishop of Newcastle will be introduced.

†*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce tax avoidance and evasion by individuals and companies.

†*Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the Family Test has had on policy-making.

†*Lord Clark of Windermere to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that there are a sufficient number of nurses in the National Health Service.

†Wednesday 27 January at 3.00pm

†*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risk that Christians could be recorded as having committed an anti-Muslim hate crime from April 2016 by preaching the divinity of Christ in public or by reading out loud sections of the bible in public, such as 1 John, Chapter 4, verses 1 to 3.

†*Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the length of time for which the Thames Barrier will be fit for purpose.

†*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their Bilateral Aid Review.

†Thursday 28 January at 11.00am

†*Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the projected increase in population of the United Kingdom between mid-2015 and mid-2030, if net migration were reduced to 265,000 per year, the high migration assumption in the latest official population projections.

†*Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of households currently in fuel poverty; and what action they intend to take to reduce that number over the next five years.

†*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve the resilience of the rail network in the South West.

†Monday 1 February at 2.30pm

†*Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Saudi Arabia regarding the executions of political activists.

†*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of failures of retail banks’ software systems to provide internet banking to customers.

†*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on informal and spontaneous busking and on homeless people of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and guidelines made under that Act.

†*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to recognise Palestine as a state.

†Tuesday 2 February at 2.30pm

†*Lord Lea of Crondall to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to privatise the Land Registry.

†*Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the potential in the United Kingdom for the development of carbon capture and storage.

†*Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the expected date for the full implementation of the South East Flexible Ticketing Scheme.

†Wednesday 3 February at 3.00pm

†*Lord Thomas of Gresford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the effectiveness to date of the RAF’s Brimstone missiles in bombing Syria, and in particular in protecting the civilian population.

†*Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made by the review into funding for extremist interpretations of Islam within the United Kingdom, including from overseas sources, announced by the Prime Minister on 2 December 2015 with the declared intention that it would report by the spring of 2016.

†*Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks made by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 10 December 2015 (HL Deb, cols 1674–6), what they have assessed to be the major benefits of the privatisation of Channel 4.

†Thursday 4 February at 11.00am

†*Baroness Featherstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many schools are now using personal, social, health and economic education classes to inform their pupils on female genital mutilation.

†*Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of current campaigns and programmes sponsored and executed by western governments and international non-governmental organisations aimed at eliminating female genital mutilation and cutting practices in African countries.

†*Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress made by the National Health Service and local authorities in implementing the Care Act 2014, and in particular of the steps those organisations have taken to work collaboratively to ensure that carers, including those caring for people with cancer, are being identified by professionals and referred to appropriate help and support.

†Monday 8 February at 2.30pm

†*Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to relieve the situation of unaccompanied refugee children.

†*Baroness Afshar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to nurture and support the creative industries to ensure their continuing success.

†*Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of tourism’s contribution to the economy of the United Kingdom.

†*Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Health Education England to ensure that the number of student commissions for 2016–17 supports the goal of increasing the number of student places for allied health professionals set out in the Comprehensive Spending Review, and ensures stability in allied health professionals’ education provision and workforce supply.

The full lists of Other Motions for Debate and Questions for Short Debate are available online daily. The list of all Questions for Short Debate currently tabled is printed in the final edition of each week. On other days only new items in each category are printed.

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 Motions 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.

Lord Dubs to move that this House takes note of the delays in the passage of the Transport for London Bill [HL] and the case for land disposed of under the provisions of that Bill being used to increase social housing.

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope to move that this House regrets that the Explanatory Memorandum to the Housing Benefit (Abolition of the Family Premium and Date of Claim Amendment) Regulations 2015 does not contain sufficient information to gain a clear understanding of the policy objective and the intended implementation; and that some of those in receipt of Housing Benefit will be adversely affected by the Regulations. 17th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Baroness Featherstone to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Feed-in Tariffs (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2015, laid before the House on 18 December, be annulled (SI 2015/2045).

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours.

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 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)

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)
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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)

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent they will implement the recommendations of the House of Commons International Development Committee in their report of July 2014, The UK’s Development Work in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. (26 November)

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the state of the rural economy. (30 November)

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the financial sustainability of the five-year NHS plan. (1 December)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent NHS figures showing that 1,036 women and girls were treated for female genital mutilation during the period April to June 2015. (1 December)

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. (1 December)

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how quickly an economically active patient should be able to secure an appointment with their GP and how that compares with other professions. (8 December)

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of diversity in the British media. (8 December)

Viscount Astor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards the introduction of the Horserace Betting Right. (9 December)

The Earl of Selborne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030. (10 December)

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage people to work longer and be adequately re-trained in later life, as part of their goal to resolve the challenge of skill shortages in certain sectors of the economy. (15 December)

Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the redevelopment of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore; and in particular what the timings will be for that redevelopment. (21 December)

Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in supporting Sierra Leone to recover from the effects of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (21 December)

The Earl of Dundee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote ongoing maternal care for children. (22 December)

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. (11 January)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 11 January and due for answer by 25 January.

Lord Adebowale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in transferring healthcare in police custody to the NHS from April 2015; why that transfer has been delayed; what plans they have to ensure that work done by the police and NHS England to date is not lost; and how they will ensure that the same level of physical and mental healthcare is available to those in custody as to those not in custody.   HL4826

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent representations they have received about the interpretation and implementation of the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in relation to the actions by ISIS against Christians and other minorities in Syria and Iraq; what response they are making to such representations; and what specific actions they intend to take to establish an international consensus on these matters.   HL4827

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of Iraqi and Syrian Christians and other religious minorities who have been murdered or displaced from their homes by the actions of ISIS in each of the last five years; and what specific plans they have to provide practical assistance and asylum opportunities for persecuted Christians seeking to flee that region.   HL4828

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to meet the United Nations Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide to discuss the situation of Christians and Yazidis in Syria and Iraq.   HL4829

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what work is being undertaken by the United Nations Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide in relation to the situation of Christians and other minorities in Syria and Iraq.   HL4830

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to declare ISIS’s actions against Christians and Yazidis a genocide.   HL4831

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to respond to North Korea’s most recent nuclear test.   HL4832

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review the operation of property guardianship schemes, and if so, whether that review will include the level of charges, standard of living conditions, and impact on local authority finances.   HL4833

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in deciding on measures to limit pollution from storm water overflows in accordance with the footnote to Annex I.A of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (91/271/EEC), they have specified a certain acceptable number of storm water overflows per year in respect of the Thames Tideway upstream of Beckton; and, if so, what that number is.   HL4834

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government when and by which ministerial department the decision was taken to cancel the transfer of police custody healthcare services to the NHS; when that decision was announced; and what were the reasons for that change of policy.
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Health Education England to ensure that the number of physiotherapy student commissions for 2016–17 supports the goal of increasing the number of student places outlined in the Comprehensive Spending Review, in the light of the current annual shortfall of 500 physiotherapists required to meet demand reported by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.   HL4836

Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum applications have been made in each of the last five years by applicants who entered the UK on a student visa; what were the nationalities of each applicant; how many of those applications were refused, and how many unsuccessful applicants were subsequently removed.   HL4837

Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many applicants claimed asylum only on discovery in each of the last 10 years; how many of those applicants were granted asylum; and how many of those unsuccessful applicants were removed successfully.   HL4838

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that Syrian women are appropriately represented and will play a meaningful role in discussions at the Syria Donors Conference in February 2016, rather than at the preceding civil society conference.   HL4839

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the membership and terms of reference of the investigation commissioned by NHS England into the circumstances leading up to the termination of the contract between Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and UnitingCare Partnership to deliver urgent care for the over-65s and adult community services.
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the investigation commissioned by NHS England into the circumstances leading up to the termination of the contract between Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and UnitingCare Partnership to deliver urgent care for the over-65s and adult community services to be completed.
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish in full the report and recommendations of the investigation commissioned by NHS England into the circumstances leading up to the termination of the contract between Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and UnitingCare Partnership to deliver urgent care for the over-65s and adult community services.   HL4842

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements will be made for those with relevant knowledge or experience to be able to contact those carrying out the investigation commissioned by NHS England into the circumstances leading up to the termination of the contract between Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and UnitingCare Partnership to deliver urgent care for the over-65s and adult community services.   HL4843

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements will be made for the investigation commissioned by NHS England into the circumstances leading up to the termination of the contract between Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and UnitingCare Partnership to deliver urgent care for the over-65s and adult community services to be conducted in public.   HL4844

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the awarding of the Staffordshire Cancer and End of Life Services Contract will be delayed pending publication of the investigation commissioned by NHS England into the circumstances leading up to the termination of the contract between Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and UnitingCare Partnership to deliver urgent care for the over-65s and adult community services.
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals, if any, they have made, and what further action they will take, to ensure that the voices of women are heard in all future negotiations about Syria.   HL4846

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations, if any, they have made to the government of Russia about civilian casualties resulting from its aerial bombing in Syria.   HL4847

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the ceasefire in Yemen has been extended beyond 28 December 2015.   HL4848

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have for achieving access in compliance with UN Resolutions to food and medicines for those Syrians now cut off from external supplies.   HL4849

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia about the repeated bombing of facilities of Médecins Sans Frontières.
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the feasibility of dropping food by air to civilian communities now under siege in Syria and cut off from all external supplies.   HL4851

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the official records from 1987 relating to the ban on the publication of Spycatcher by Peter Wright have not been released to the National Archives under the 20-year rule.   HL4852

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to prevent future Honours Lists being prematurely disclosed.   HL4853

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the written answers by Lord Nash on 26 and 27 October 2015 (HL2579 and 2580), and the oral response by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park on 4 November (HL Deb, col 1635), what is the percentage turnover of (1) teachers who achieved Qualified Teacher Status through an undergraduate qualification, and (2) teachers who trained via the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, within (a) two years, (b) five years, and (c) 10 years, of beginning to teach.   HL4854

Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of research from the University of East Anglia forecasting that the introduction of Individual Voter Registration will lead to a decline in levels of electoral registration.   HL4855

Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to ascertain how many people shown as having voted on the marked register for the General Election on 7 May 2015 were on the electoral register at that time solely by virtue of the household based electoral registration system; whether they will make any such data available, broken down by (1) country, (2) constituency, and (3) local authority; how many of those voters were removed from the electoral registers on 1 December 2015; and what plans they have to help ensure that those voters are included on electoral registers based on Individual Electoral Registration.   HL4856

Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to gather data from Electoral Registration Officers about levels of electoral registration as at 1 December 2015, and whether that process will differ from practice in previous years.   HL4857

Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish data showing the number of entries on the electoral register as at 1 December 2015; and if so, whether they will break down that information by (1) country, (2) constituency and (3) local authority.   HL4858

Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the completeness of the electoral register as at 1 December 2015, broken down by (1) the UK in total, (2) country, (3) local authority and (4) constituency.   HL4859

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to transport food supplies by air into the town of Madaya in Syria to alleviate severe food shortages.   HL4860

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was paid in each of the last five years to assist failed asylum seekers who, on reaching the age of 18, were deported from the UK.
   HL4861

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many failed 18-year-old asylum seekers received some payment to assist in their deportation from the UK.   HL4862

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many unaccompanied child refugees have been received in the UK in each of the last five years.   HL4863

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they give to voluntary organisations engaged in the refugee crisis.   HL4864

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider using airdrops to carry food to relieve the hunger of Syrian communities.   HL4865

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they first learned that the Financial Conduct Authority was considering not publishing its report on banking culture examining "whether cultural change programmes in retail and wholesale banks are driving the right behaviour, in particular focusing on remuneration, appraisal and promotion decisions of middle management, as well as how concerns are reported and acted upon", as outlined in its Business Plan 2015–16.   HL4866

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what dates ministers or officials had discussions with officials at (1) the Bank of England, (2) the Prudential Regulation Authority, and (3) the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), about not publishing the FCA’s report on banking culture outlined in its Business Plan 2015–16; and which ministers and officials were involved in each of those discussions.   HL4867

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what written assessments of the advantages and disadvantages of not publishing the Financial Conduct Authority’s report on banking culture outlined in its Business Plan 2015–16 were considered, and when; and who wrote those assessments.   HL4868

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the proposal not to publish the Financial Conduct Authority’s report on banking culture outlined in its Business Plan 2015–16; to whom they have communicated that assessment; and what response they have received.
   HL4869

Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the Migration Advisory Committee to publish the findings of the review of the Tier 2 route of the Points Based System, including their recommendations on the application of a skills levy to businesses recruiting from outside the EEA.   HL4870

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to collect data on the number of underage girls who marry overseas and subsequently return to the UK.   HL4871

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many cases the Forced Marriage Unit provided advice or support in (1) 2014, and (2) 2015.   HL4872

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times in the last year the Access to Work scheme has contributed to funding (1) the installation of a disabled toilet in a workplace, and (2) the adaptation of an existing workplace toilet into one suitable for disabled people.
   HL4873

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the Department for International Development’s bilateral expenditure directly targeting HIV and AIDS in (1) 2013–14, and (2) 2014–15.   HL4874

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the Department for International Development’s bilateral expenditure directly targeting reproductive health in (1) 2013–14, and (2) 2014–15.   HL4875

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the core and non-core contributions made by the Department for International Development to the United Nations Population Fund, UNICEF, the World Health Organisation, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and UN Women in (1) 2013–14, and (2) 2014–15.   HL4876

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what core and non-core contributions were made by the Department for International Development to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Marie Stopes International, and Women and Children First (UK) in (1) 2013–14, and (2) 2014–15.   HL4877

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding measures taken by that government against Palestinian herding communities in Area C during November and December 2015, including the destruction of items provided by international organisations as humanitarian assistance.   HL4878

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the destruction of structures in al Hadidiya in November 2015, despite an injunction by the Israeli Civil Administration, in particular a one-kilometre section of road serving that community and funded by an international donor.   HL4879

Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the Criminal Cases Review Commission to make and publish a decision in respect of the case of Sgt Alexander Blackman.
   HL4880

Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Henley on 21 March 2012 (HL Deb, cols 914–6), and in the light of the fact that the number of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in 2014–15 was the highest since 2010–11, what plans they have to reduce the number of DBS checks, and in particular to limit the DBS checking of groups such as parent volunteers.   HL4881

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 21 December 2015 (HL4575), whether they plan to hold the debate in Parliament on the principle of Continuous at Sea Deterrence and their plans for the Successor submarine before or after the Scottish general election.   HL4882

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 18 December 2015 (HL4511), how they define "command" in that answer; and whether command of helicopters in all Royal Navy warships will be dependent on a variety of factors such as, but not limited to, the specific task, whether it is a national or coalition commitment, threat levels and theatre of operations.   HL4883

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 18 December 2015 (HL4510), which part of the Strategic Headquarters in the Ministry of Defence will make the decision for Sea Lightning squadrons to be embarked; and whether that part of the Strategic Headquarters is responsible for programming all aspects of ship training that constitute the basis for complex training involving all aspects of whole ship and Sea Lightning operation.
   HL4884

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 8 December 2015 (HL4049), whether HMS Astute was laid down on 31 January 2001, launched on 8 June 2007 and commissioned on 27 August 2010; and whether HMS Artful was laid down on 11 March 2005 and launched on 17 May 2014 and is planned to be commissioned in March 2016.   HL4885

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 8 December 2015 (HL4047), whether the build time of HMS Vanguard from beginning of whole boat construction to commissioning was six years 11 months; and, if so, why the first Vanguard replacement will take in excess of 14 years, as laid out in the Strategic Defence and Security Review.
   HL4886

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 5 January (HL4757), at what range from an airbase could UK land-based fighter aircraft provide constant air cover for one of the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.   HL4887

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the press release issued by the Welsh Office on 30 December 2015 entitled Wylfa a "terrific success story" for Wales and key part of Northern Powerhouse vision, and the comment by the Secretary of State for Wales, Stephen Crabb, that "the Chancellor’s plan for the Northern Powerhouse is about balancing our growth, building a strong economy and maintaining a strong United Kingdom. Anglesey’s Energy Island can help ensure that north Wales plays a key part in this vision", whether North Wales is part of the Northern Powerhouse; and if so, what role the Welsh Assembly, Welsh Government, and appropriate Welsh local authorities are playing in the decision-making on the Northern Powerhouse and its investment and other activities.   HL4888

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what pre-application due diligence checks are made on companies which apply for petroleum exploration licences, or are associated with such applications, before those applications are accepted or granted; what checks are made on the previous records of the companies in the UK and other countries as part of such due diligence; and what criteria are applied in decisions about whether a company is accepted as suitable to bid for such licences.
   HL4889

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many companies applied for petroleum exploration licences in the recent round; how many of those did not succeed; and of those, how many were rejected as a result of due diligence checks.   HL4890

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what instructions, guidance, or other advice, they are giving to primary schools about the promotion of silent reading, reading for pleasure, and reading novels, and about teachers reading books to younger classes.   HL4891

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have compensated those members of the Ulster Defence Regiment who underwent target practice without ear muffs; and if not, why not.
   HL4892

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are responsible for any aspects of the finance and operation of the two universities in Northern Ireland, and if not, who is.   HL4893

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what dates since the Belfast Agreement in 1998 they have discussed with the government of the Republic of Ireland (1) human rights in the UK, and (2) human rights in the Republic of Ireland; who took part in those discussions; what were the issues discussed; and what were the various outcomes.   HL4894

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the review of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, charities not in receipt of grants from public funds will be subject to freedom of information requests.   HL4895

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the review of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, charities with a turnover of less than £250,000 per annum will be subject to freedom of information requests.   HL4896

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the review of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, charities in receipt of less than £25,000 per annum in grants from public funds will be subject to freedom of information requests.   HL4897

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to put mental health on the national curriculum for primary school children, as advocated by the Young People’s Mental Health Advisory Group.   HL4898

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to address the shortfall of trainee teachers in business studies, social science, and design and technology.   HL4899

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they give to academies about having education, health and care plans in order to stop them from turning away children with special needs.
   HL4900

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Prime Minister’s commitment to tackle race inequality in the labour market, what action they propose to end the current situation identified by the Resolution Foundation that the black and minority ethnic group find it twice as hard to secure employment as their white counterparts.   HL4901

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Ofsted report highlighting a 60 per cent increase in the number of children who have died as a result of abuse and neglect in the past year.   HL4902

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to offer any deadline extensions for tax due by businesses in all areas affected by flooding.   HL4903

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are offering to businesses in all areas affected by flooding in advance of tax payment deadlines.   HL4904

Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to introduce an instalment scheme for businesses in all areas affected by flooding to enable them to spread tax payments in the light of the reduction in revenues as a result of unexpected costs associated with the recent flooding.
   HL4905

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 21 December 2015 (HL4282), how they reconcile that answer with the statement by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology in Postnote on forensic linguistics of September 2015 that even recordings of an offender’s voice, verified to the satisfaction of police experts, are "not admissible as evidence" in the criminal justice system.   HL4906

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the report Living with Difference published on 7 December 2015 by the Woolf Institute, following the work of the Institute’s Commission chaired by Baroness Butler-Sloss; and what action they plan to take on the recommendations made.   HL4907

Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government what conditions the FCO and UK Trade and Investment attach to providing support and assistance to companies based in the Crown Dependencies in pursuit of overseas contracts and investment opportunities.   HL4908

Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to requiring Sky, Virgin Media, and other suppliers of televisual media to provide their services free of charge to those over 75, on the model now required of the BBC.   HL4909

Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposed economic rent charges will be applied to historic government buildings in Whitehall; and if so, on what basis the economic rent for buildings of historic significance will be calculated.   HL4910

Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government which other government buildings in Westminster are being considered for sale to private buyers, on the model of Admiralty Arch and the Old War Office.   HL4911

Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether underused government buildings in Westminster such as the Lancaster House conference centre and the Foreign Secretary’s official residence are being considered for sale to private buyers, and if not, why not.   HL4912

Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Taylor of Bolton on 7 July 2009 (WA 122), why the Background briefing on the Crown Dependencies on the Ministry of Justice website indicates that the maintenance costs of the Alderney breakwater form part of Guernsey’s annual voluntary contribution towards the cost of its "defence and international representation by the UK" when the Ministry of Defence ceded responsibility for the maintenance of that anchorage in 1950.   HL4913

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 21 December 2015 (HL4409), when was the last revision of the Agricultural Land Classification Survey guidelines.   HL4914

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to set a maximum limit on the length of time that an individual can be detained in immigration detention centres.   HL4915

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 December 2015 (HL4413), whether passengers are involved in developing schemes for the railway between Salisbury and Exeter to meet their needs and support economic growth; and if so, how.   HL4916

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 9 December 2015 (HL4410), whether any other Commonwealth countries prohibit the public observance of any religion other than Islam; and what discussions they have held with the Commonwealth authorities over freedom of religion.   HL4917

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the utility for rail resilience purposes of the Yeovil to Exeter railway line when the Castle Cary/Taunton to Exeter St Davids railway line is blocked.   HL4918

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their representatives in any UK embassies are banned from making representations concerning capital punishment in any country or countries.
   HL4919

Lord Polak to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations have they made to the Palestinian Authority following the seizure by Israeli customs of 4,000 incitement dolls, allegedly designed to encourage stone throwing, destined for the West Bank.   HL4920

Lord Polak to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas over recent reports that he said that violence by Palestinians constitutes a "justified popular uprising".   HL4921

Lord Polak to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Health following its description of Nashat Milhem as "one of the dearest Martyrs, and his name is engraved with his pure blood, which watered the ground of our free land".
   HL4922

Lord Polak to ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent representations they have made to the Palestinian Authority over reports that it has provided millions in monthly salaries to convicted Palestinian terrorists serving sentences in Israeli jails.   HL4923

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase diversity in police forces, in particular to close the gap between the percentage of applicants and percentage of appointments from black and minority ethnic groups.    HL4924

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact on aid to least developed countries of spending on refugees arriving in European countries.    HL4925

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the case for withdrawing funding for sporting associations if a certain quota of their board positions are not filled by women.   HL4926

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

3 December (17 December)

HL4203 Baroness Corston [MoJ]

9 December (23 December)

HL4390 Lord Falconer of Thoroton [MoJ]

HL4431 Lord Mendelsohn [BIS]

10 December (24 December)

HL4481 Lord Mawson [BIS]

HL4482 Lord Mawson [BIS]

14 December (30 December)

HL4567 Lord Taylor of Warwick [BIS]

HL4570 Lord Taylor of Warwick [BIS]

15 December (31 December)

HL4599 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [BIS]

17 December (5 January)

HL4697 Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town [BIS]

HL4703 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [DCMS]

HL4704 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [DCMS]

HL4735 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DCLG]

21 December (7 January)

HL4765 Lord Patten [BIS]

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

[BIS] 8

[DCLG] 1

[DCMS] 2

[MoJ] 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

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) [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

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Advertising of Prostitution (Prohibition) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare Reform and Work

Government

12 January

Mesothelioma (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Planning (Subterranean Development) [HL] (Queen’s Consent to be signified)

Private Member’s

 

Direct Planning (Pilot) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Scotland (Queen’s Consent to be signified)

Government

 

Immigration

Government

 

Trade Union

Government

 

Waiting for Report

   

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Constitutional Convention [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Regulation of Political Opinion Polling [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Accessible Sports Grounds [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bank of England and Financial Services [HL]

Government

 

Education and Adoption

Government

 

Sent to the Commons

   

Psychoactive Substances [HL]

Government

 

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) [HL]

Government

 

Childcare [HL]

Government

 

Energy [HL]

Government

 

Enterprise [HL] (Welsh Legislative Consent Motions passed, Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion rejected)

Government

 

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Amendments

   

Cities and Local Government Devolution [HL]

Government

12 January

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 Recall of MPs Act 2015 (Recall Petition) Regulations 2016

14th Report

 

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016

   

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2016

   

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) (No. 2) Order 2016

   

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2016

   

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016

   

Draft National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Draft Civil Proceedings, Family Proceedings and Upper Tribunal Fees (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2016

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

Draft Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) Order 2016

   

Draft State Pension and Occupational Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

   

Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (Variation of Schedule 8) (England) Order 2015

   

Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2016

19th Report

 

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

17th Report

   

Housing Benefit (Abolition of the Family Premium and Date of Claim Amendment) Regulations 2015

18 December

 

   

18th Report

   

Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

23 January

 

Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Criminal Courts Charge) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

24 January

 

   

19th Report

   

Large Combustion Plants (Transitional National Plan) Regulations 2015

25 January

 

   

Instrument not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Feed-in Tariffs (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2015

8 February

 

Legislative Reform Order in Progress 

 

Report

Date of consideration

Affirmative draft Order reported by the Regulatory Reform Committee

   

Draft Legislative Reform (Exempt Lotteries) Order 2016

15th

 

Committees 

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

Tuesday 12 January

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Equality Act 2010

Select Committee

3.15pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 13 January

   

European Union

Select Committee

visit to Brussels

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

2.30pm

Economic Affairs

Sub-Committee on the Finance Bill

3.30pm

Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 14 January

   

Built Environment

Select Committee

10.00am

Monday 18 January

   

Palace of Westminster

Joint Committee

3.15pm

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 19 January

   

Sexual Violence in Conflict

Select Committee

10.30am

Wednesday 20 January

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

3.30pm

Standing Orders (Private Bills)

Select Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 21 January

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

12 noon
in Committee Room G

Monday 25 January

   

Audit

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 26 January

   

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm
in Committee Room G

Monday 1 February

   

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 4 February

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

12 noon
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 11 January 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Rochester.

1 Retirement The Lord Speaker informed the House of the retirement with effect from 31 December 2015 of Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014.

Public Business

2 War Pensions: uprating A question was asked by Lord Touhig and answered by Earl Howe.

3 Four Seasons Group A question was asked by Baroness Wheeler and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

4 Fire and Rescue Service: Thomas review A question was asked by Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

5 Rough sleeping A question was asked by Baroness Grender and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

6 Trade Union Bill Baroness Neville-Rolfe moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

The House adjourned at 11.01pm until Tuesday 12 January at 2.30pm.

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 on the dates shown:

1 Intelligence and Security-Agreement between the United Kingdom and Spain on the Protection of Classified Information. (6 January)   (9178)

2 Infrastructure-Consultation on the National Infrastructure Commission. (7 January)   (9182)

3 Taxation-Agreement between the United Kingdom and Croatia for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital Gains. (6 January)   (9184)

4 Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)

(1) Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Common Agricultural Policy (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015, originally laid on 9 December 2015. (23 December)   (-)

(2) Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016, originally laid on 17 December 2015. (11 January)   (-)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)

The following negative instruments were laid before the House on 8 January:

1 Special Educational Needs and Disability (First-tier Tribunal Recommendation Power) (Pilot) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Children and Families Act 2014.   (2)

2 Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Alcohol Abstinence and Monitoring Requirement) (Prescription of Arrangement for Monitoring) (Amendment) Order 2016, laid under the Criminal Justice Act 2003. 
     (10)

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2016, laid under the Immigration Act 2014.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 (1) Immigration (Residential Accommodation) (Prescribed Requirements and Codes of Practice) (Amendment) Order 2016   (9)

(2) Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2016   (11)

laid under the Immigration Act 2014.

2 Public Lending Right Scheme 1982 (Commencement of Variation) Order 2016, laid under the Public Lending Right Act 1979.   (15)

3 Statute made by Keble College, Oxford on 29 June 2015, laid under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923.   (-)

4 Draft Elmbridge (Electoral Changes) Order 2016, laid under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.   (-)

Treaty subject to scrutiny under the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010

The following paper was laid by Command of Her Majesty on 6 January:

Criminal Justice-Treaty between the United Kingdom and Kazakhstan on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters. (9179)

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report for 2014–15 of the Secretary of State for Transport on the use of his powers under section 70 of the Charities Act 2006, laid under the Charities Act 2006.

 

Prepared 11th January 2016