House of Lords Business

Wednesday 13 January 2016 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

Future Business 

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.

†*Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Hong Kong and Chinese authorities regarding the kidnapping of British subjects from Hong Kong.

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.

†Accessible Sports Grounds Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Faulkner of Worcester]

†Immigration Bill Committee [Lord Bates] 7th Report from the Constitution Committee

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

†General Dental Council (Fitness to Practise etc.) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Prior of Brampton] 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (Variation of Schedule 8) (England) Order 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Gardiner of Kimble] 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Legislative Reform (Exempt Lotteries) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 15th Report from the Regulatory Reform Committee

†Legal Services Act 2007 (Claims Management Complaints) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Faulks] 10th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 13 January, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 15 January.

†Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL] Third Reading [Baroness Cox]

†Regulation of Political Opinion Polling Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Foulkes of Cumnock]

†Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [HL] Third Reading [Lord Bridges of Headley]

†Scotland Bill Committee (day 2) [Lord Dunlop] 6th Report from the Constitution Committee, 15th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 14 January, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 18 January.

Baroness Smith of Basildon to move that it is desirable that a select committee be appointed to consider the impact of clauses 10 and 11 of the Trade Union Bill in relation to the Committee on Standards in Public Life’s report, "Political Party Finance: ending the big donor culture", and the necessity of urgent new legislation to balance those provisions with the other recommendations made in the Committee’s Report; and that the Committee do report by 29 February.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Immigration Bill will continue.

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 15 January, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 19 January.

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

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the security and human rights challenges on the Korean Peninsula following North Korea’s recent nuclear test. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

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.

Lord Shipley to move that this House takes note of local democracy in the United Kingdom.

Topical Question for Short Debate. Ballot opens at 10am on Monday 18 January, to be drawn at 12 noon on Tuesday 19 January.

Baroness Sharp of Guildford to move that this House takes note of the role of adult education and lifelong learning in developing the skills needed to strengthen the United Kingdom economy.

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. [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Association of Leading Visitor Attractions

*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.

†Tuesday 9 February at 2.30pm

†*Lord Bruce of Bennachie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they intend to take to assist the viability of oil and gas exploration and development on the United Kingdom continental shelf in the light of the reduced price of oil.

†*Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide further information on their proposals for renewal or replacement of failed housing estates, following the announcement by the Prime Minister of £140 million funding; and whether any additional funding will be made available.

†*Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to invest in promotion of walking and cycling.

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).

Baroness Hamwee to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2016, laid before the House on 11 January, be annulled (SI 2016/11).

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to move that this House regrets that the draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2016 may not deliver the expected benefits to employees, in the light of the 19th Report of the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, which pointed out that the Government accept that business reactions to the resulting increased labour costs are uncertain; and in the light of the continuing need for greater information on actions being taken to reduce non-compliance with the National Minimum Wage so that Parliament can judge the success of new measures. 19th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to move that this House regrets that the Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2015, which change the existing student support arrangements so that new students starting full-time courses after 1 September 2016 will no longer qualify for a means-tested maintenance grant, will result in a significant decrease in participation in higher education by those in low-income groups, older students, female students, and students from ethnic minorities. (SI 2015/1951)

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)
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)

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)

Lord Hanningfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to help improve education standards in United Kingdom prisons. (12 January)

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. (12 January)

Lord Norton of Louth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that civil servants who advise ministers are knowledgeable as to the role and processes of Parliament and the constitutional relationship between Parliament and the executive. (12 January)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 12 January and due for answer by 26 January.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will call upon the EU to impose stricter sanctions on European banks that facilitate North Korea’s nuclear programme.
   HL4927

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any North Korean assets are held in the UK; and what steps they are taking to freeze assets they suspect to be linked to weapons proliferation, smuggling, money laundering, or human rights abuses in North Korea.   HL4928

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they and the EU will place targeted human rights sanctions on individuals suspected of crimes against humanity in North Korea.
   HL4929

Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their most recent estimate of the unit cost of the UK’s F-35Bs has been revised (1) upwards, or (2) downwards, as a result of updated information provided by the US Joint Strike Fighter programme.   HL4930

Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent estimate of the in-service date for the F-35B aircraft.   HL4931

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the pilot programme for Direct Skeletal Fixation is proceeding, and when they expect that pilot to be completed.   HL4932

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what practical steps they are taking to achieve the maximum use of vacant residential, commercial, and industrial premises for temporary or interim housing, in particular for homeless people or refugees; and whether they have released government properties for such purposes.   HL4933

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are consulting the governments of Iraq, the United States and Italy about the Mosul Dam on the Tigris River, and in particular about the case for downstream flood warnings and preparations, and repairs and maintenance work, to prevent collapse.   HL4934

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to devise a written policy for the development, integration and use of military unmanned systems.   HL4935

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the terms of appointment of the Chairman of the Environment Agency.   HL4936

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the UK Athletics report A Manifesto for Clean Athletics.   HL4937

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the 38 herding communities located in West Bank areas that have been designated by the Israeli authorities as closed for military training zones.   HL4938

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to ensure that the government of Israel complies with the UN General Assembly resolution adopted on 22 December regarding unilateral economic measures as a means of political and economic coercion against developing countries.   HL4939

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding its plan to strip Jerusalem residency rights from Palestinians in the wake of recent violence.   HL4940

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the demolitions in the Bedouin community of Abu Nuwar that are reported to have rendered 25 people, including 17 children, homeless.   HL4941

Lord Bruce of Bennachie to ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes, if any, they are seeking to the OECD Development Assistance Committee guidelines on official development assistance. 
   HL4942

Lord Bruce of Bennachie to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider re-opening a bilateral development programme in Burundi, in the light of recent violence in that country.   HL4943

Lord Glenarthur to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they continue to share with the Scottish Government the public finance element of the Caledonian Sleeper franchise operated by Serco Group, and if so, what has been the cost to both Governments since the Serco Group franchise contract commenced in April 2015.   HL4944

Lord Glenarthur to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made with the Scottish Government of the level of performance of the Serco Group franchised Caledonian Sleeper; and what plans they and the Scottish Government have to ensure that the current aged rolling stock operated by the Caledonian Sleeper remains viable, safe and with adequate provision for passenger amenities.   HL4945

Lord Glenarthur to ask Her Majesty’s Government at what date they expect the new rolling stock for the Caledonian Sleeper operated under franchise by Serco Group to be brought into service.   HL4946

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the awarding of the second phase of the National PET-CT contract for England 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 Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what costs have been incurred by the NHS Commissioning Board, Commissioning Support Units and Clinical Commissioning Groups in conducting the Lead Provider Framework procurement process to date, including those spent on external advisers and employed staff time.   HL4948

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what benefits aside from the 10 per cent price reduction that policy required have accrued from conducting the Lead Provider Framework procurement process to date.   HL4949

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements have been put in place for independent external evaluation of the Lead Provider Framework process, and when that evaluation will report.   HL4950

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what costs Commissioning Support Units have incurred in spending, or have committed to spend, on external management consultancies in 2015–16, for (1) internal business support, and (2) providing support to Clinical Commissioning Groups, the NHS Commissioning Board and others.   HL4951

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are ensuring that the Lead Provider Framework procurement process is not used to continue employing expensive management consultants.   HL4952

Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many foreign nationals received training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in each year between 2005 and 2016.   HL4953

Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many nationals of (1) Bahrain, (2) Kuwait, (3) Oman, (4) Qatar, (5) Saudi Arabia, and (6) the United Arab Emirates, received training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in each year between 2005 and 2016.   HL4954

Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial remuneration the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst has received from the training of foreign nationals in each year between 2005 and 2016.   HL4955

Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial remuneration the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst has received from the training of nationals of (1) Bahrain, (2) Kuwait, (3) Oman, (4) Qatar, (5) Saudi Arabia, and (6) the United Arab Emirates, in each year between 2005 and 2016.
   HL4956

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 11 January (HL4752 and HL4753), whether they regard the preaching and teaching of Wahhabism in mosques and Muslim education bodies in Britain, and its funding from overseas, as creating a risk of extremism threatening national security.   HL4957

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government why chairing the Environment Agency is a part-time post.   HL4958

Lord Norton of Louth to ask the Chairman of Committees how many items of correspondence were received in the Palace of Westminster in 2015; and of those, what proportion was received in the House of Lords.   HL4959

Lord Palmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much severance pay was offered, and subsequently paid, to the Chairman of the Environment Agency prior to his resignation.   HL4960

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial support they are offering to French authorities and NGOs to improve hygiene conditions at the Grande-Synthe refugee camp, in the light of reported concerns from the British Red Cross.   HL4961

Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to honour the humanitarian commitments set out in paragraphs 17 and 18 of the 20 August 2015 Anglo-French agreement Managing Migratory Flows in Calais: Joint Ministerial Declaration on UK/French Co-operation.   HL4962

Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 6 January (HL4779), what "generally" means in that answer, and under what circumstances women travelling from Northern Ireland to Great Britain for an abortion would not have to pay for the procedure themselves.   HL4963

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 12 November 2015 (HL3286), whether the review of the retention of custody images by police forces has now been completed and reported; if so, what are the recommendations of that review and how they will be taken forward; and if not, why not.   HL4964

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they calculated the amount of funding required for the 100 "sink estates" that they have identified for regeneration projects, and how they plan to distribute the total amount between those selected estates.   HL4965

Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 January (HL Deb, col 10), when they will make available to the House the number of hostel places available and the number of people sleeping rough in the UK.   HL4966

Lord Steel of Aikwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government which countries they include in their Global Mine Action Programme, and whether they will consider adding Angola to that list.   HL4967

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review their policy of not offering British passports to former members of the Hong Kong Military Service Corps and the Hong Kong Royal Naval Service.   HL4968

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Armed Forces Covenant extends to former members of the Hong Kong Military Service Corps and the Hong Kong Royal Naval Service.
   HL4969

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of Tornado aircraft fully modified and available for operations in relation to the total air fleet.
   HL4970

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 16 December 2015 (HL4512 and HL4513), how long RAF Joint Force Harrier squadrons had to stay on board anti-submarine warfare carriers to ensure all pilots were flight qualified.   HL4971

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 18 December 2015 (HL4511), whether embarked United States Marine Corps F-35B aircraft will abide by the Joint Service Publications on command and control for the Joint Force (Maritime and Air) Component Commanders, and whether those guidelines will apply to UK Component Commanders in Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier operations.   HL4972

Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Syrian Dom people will be included in the 20,000 refugees selected to be given refuge in the UK.   HL4973

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the £240,000,074 cost of the Department for International Development’s 2014–16 Programme Partnership Arrangement extension is to be allocated on the basis of tangible results achieved by charities during the 2011–14 round.   HL4974

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are arrangements in place to prevent funding from the Department for International Development’s 2014–16 Programme Partnership Arrangement indirectly subsidising other elements of charities’ expenditure.   HL4975

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are aware of any intermittency issues concerning renewable generating capacity installed using finance from the UK International Climate Fund.   HL4976

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of any changes in agricultural yields due to sustainable agricultural projects funded, in whole or in part, by the UK International Climate Fund.   HL4977

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 27 November 2015 (HL3723) concerning parity of esteem in Northern Ireland, whether they believe in parity of esteem for all the people "in" Northern Ireland, or only those "of" Northern Ireland.   HL4978

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 27 November 2015 (HL3723), whether parity of esteem is their policy for all citizens of the UK, and if not, why not.   HL4979

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Dunlop on 27 November (HL3723), 8 December (HL4130), and 23 December 2015 (HL4429), why they have not answered specifically about how parity of esteem applies to security personnel, as requested.   HL4980

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they measure and document parity of esteem as promised in the Belfast Agreement 1998.   HL4981

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define parity of esteem as set out in the Belfast Agreement 1998.   HL4982

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether members of the security forces who served in Northern Ireland are entitled to parity of esteem on the same basis as those from Northern Ireland.
   HL4983

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)

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] 7

[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

 

Armed Forces

Government

 

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

 

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

19 January

Immigration

Government

18 January

Trade Union

Government

 

Waiting for Report

   

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Constitutional Convention [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare Reform and Work

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Regulation of Political Opinion Polling [HL]

Private Member’s

19 January

Accessible Sports Grounds [HL]

Private Member’s

18 January

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

19 January

Bank of England and Financial Services [HL]

Government

19 January

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 Royal Assent

   

Cities and Local Government Devolution [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 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

20th Report

 

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

   

Draft Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

18 January

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

 

18 January

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

 

18 January

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 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

   

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

 

   

20th Report

   

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

8 February

 

   

Instruments not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

23 January

 

Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2016

29 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

18 January

Committees 

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

Wednesday 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

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Sexual Violence in Conflict

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

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 Tuesday 12 January 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Rochester.

1 Viscountcy of Thurso in the Peerage of the United Kingdom The Clerk of the Parliaments was directed to enter Viscount Thurso on the register of hereditary peers maintained under Standing Order 10(5).

Select Committee Report

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

20th Report: 
Draft Civil Proceedings, Family Proceedings and Upper Tribunal Fees (Amendment) Order 2016 
Feed-in Tariffs (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2015. (HL Paper 78)

Public Business

3 Refugees: Eritrea A question was asked by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead and answered by Lord Bates.

4 Children: obesity A question was asked by Baroness Benjamin and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

5 Syria A question was asked by Lord Soley and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

6 Flooding: tourist attractions A question was asked by Baroness Harris of Richmond and answered by the Earl of Courtown.

7 Immigration Bill Lord Bates moved 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.

The motion was agreed to.

8 Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL] The Commons amendments were considered. Amendment 52A as an amendment to Commons amendment 52 was disagreed to (see division). The Commons amendments were agreed to. The privilege amendment was agreed to.

9 Armed Forces Bill A bill to continue the Armed Forces Act 2006; to make provision about service discipline; to make provision about war pensions committees established under section 25 of the Social Security Act 1989; to make provision about Ministry of Defence fire-fighters; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 85)

10 Welfare Reform and Work Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 104BC. Amendments 104BC, 104DA, 108B to 108D and 110C to 110M were agreed to. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 86)

The House adjourned at 9.20pm until Wednesday 13 January at 3.00pm.

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 Nuclear Research-Fifth Protocol to the Convention of 19 January 1967, as amended, between France, Germany and the United Kingdom on the Construction and Operation of a Very High Neutron Flux Reactor.    (9166)

2 Taxation-Agreement between the United Kingdom and Tajikistan for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital. 
     (9168)

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Transport Act 1968.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Licensing Act 2003 (Permitted Temporary Activities) (Notices) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Licensing Act 2003.   (20)

2 Proposal by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to designate Patrick Swaffer, Alison Hastings, Gerard Lemos, and David Austin, jointly, as the authority to determine the suitability of video works for classification, laid under the Video Recordings Act 1984.   (-)

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report of the Law Commission on Unfitness to Plead, Volumes 1 and 2, laid under the Law Commissions Act 1965.

Division on 12 January 2016 

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]

Lord Shipley moved, as an amendment to the motion that this House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment 52, to leave out "agree" and insert "disagree". The House divided:

Contents 99

Not-contents 250

Contents

Addington, L.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Beith, L.

Benjamin, B.

Bhatia, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B.

Bradshaw, L.

Brinton, B.

Bruce of Bennachie, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Chidgey, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clement-Jones, L.

Cotter, L.

Doocey, B.

Eames, L.

Fearn, L.

Featherstone, B.

Fox, L.

Freyberg, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Glasgow, E.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Hamwee, B.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Howarth of Breckland, B.

Humphreys, B.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Janke, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Kidron, B.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Linklater of Butterstone, B.

Loomba, L.

Ludford, B.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Manzoor, B.

Marks of Henley-on-Thames, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Northover, B.

Oates, L.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Parminter, B.

Paul, L.

Pinnock, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Randerson, B.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Scriven, L.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sheehan, B.

Shipley, L. [Teller]

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Strasburger, L.

Stunell, L.

Suttie, B.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Thornhill, B.

Tonge, B.

Tope, L.

Tordoff, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Verjee, L.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Walpole, L.

Wigley, L.

Williams of Crosby, B.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Wrigglesworth, L.

Not-contents

Aberdare, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Arran, E.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor, V.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Balfe, L.

Barker of Battle, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Blackwell, L.

Blencathra, L.

Borwick, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Boyce, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Browning, B.

Butler of Brockwell, L.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Coe, L.

Colwyn, L.

Condon, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Craigavon, V.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Deech, B.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dundee, E.

Dunlop, L.

Dykes, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Eccles of Moulton, B.

Elton, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fairfax of Cameron, L.

Falkland, V.

Fall, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Fellowes, L.

Fellowes of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Finn, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Fowler, L.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L. [Teller]

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Gilbert of Panteg, L.

Glenarthur, L.

Glentoran, L.

Gold, L.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Greengross, B.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hague of Richmond, L.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

Haskins, L.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayward, L.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Heyhoe Flint, B.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Hogg, B.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howard of Lympne, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Janvrin, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jopling, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kilclooney, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kinnoull, E.

Kirkham, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Laird, L.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lansley, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leach of Fairford, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Listowel, E.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Lucas, L.

Luce, L.

Lupton, L.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McGregor-Smith, B.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Mancroft, L.

Marland, L.

Marlesford, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Maude of Horsham, L.

Mawhinney, L.

Mobarik, B.

Mone, B.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Noakes, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Palmer, L.

Palumbo, L.

Patten, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Phillips of Worth Matravers, L.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Powell of Bayswater, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Ramsbotham, L.

Rawlings, B.

Redfern, B.

Renwick of Clifton, L.

Ribeiro, L.

Rock, B.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Saatchi, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Sandwich, E.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Singh of Wimbledon, L.

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Somerset, D.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stevens of Ludgate, L.

Stirrup, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Suri, L.

Sutherland of Houndwood, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Tebbit, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Truscott, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Turnbull, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Waldegrave of North Hill, L.

Walker of Aldringham, L.

Warner, L.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wellington, D.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Wilcox, B.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Wilson of Tillyorn, L.

Wright of Richmond, L.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

 

Prepared 21st January 2016