House of Lords Business

Thursday 14 January 2016 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

†Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) to move that the debate on the motion in the name of Lord Turnberg set down for today shall be limited to 3 hours and that in the name of Lord Campbell-Savours to 2 hours.

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)

Future Business 

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]

†National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 7 December 2015 be approved. 13th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 19th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at the end insert "but that this House regrets that the draft Regulations 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".

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

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS Access Denied. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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

†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

†Legislative Reform (Exempt Lotteries) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [The Earl of Courtown] 15th Report from the Regulatory Reform Committee

†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

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 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

Lord Hanningfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to help improve education standards in United Kingdom prisons. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy to defeat ISIL in Syria. (1½ hours)

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.

†*The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are fully committed to choosing either Heathrow or Gatwick for airport expansion, or are still considering other options.

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.
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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 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.

†Wednesday 10 February at 3.00pm

†*Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they propose to take to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic education compulsory within the curriculum.

†*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the ability of British manufacturers to recruit engineers from overseas who are suitably qualified.

†*Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the planned timescale from start of fabrication to commissioning of the first Successor Vanguard replacement submarine, and how much will have been spent on designs, long lead and other items of the total programme, including upgrade to Faslane Naval Base, by April.

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 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). 18th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours.

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)

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 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)

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 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)

Lord Mitchell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve broadband quality in the United Kingdom. (13 January)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 13 January and due for answer by 27 January.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they provided financial support to the exhibition Sand in My Eyes: Sudanese Moments at the Brunei Gallery, and what assessment they have made of whether that exhibition received funding from the government of Sudan or the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services.   HL4984

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 17 December 2015 (HL4437), whether any independent research has been undertaken recently into the number of town-centre shoppers who use public transport and the relative value of shopping trips made by public transport users and shoppers who travel by other means.
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 16 December 2015 (HL4139), what assessment they have made of whether the police have sufficient officers to undertake enforcement action to deal with moving traffic offences outside London.   HL4986

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the role and responsibilities of the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) in relation to flood prevention and defences; whether they have been changed in the light of recent flooding; whether they have asked the IPC for advice following that flooding; and whether they have received any such advice.   HL4987

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of a sink estate and what criteria they are using to draw up a list of them; what discussions they have had, or will have, with local authorities before drawing up such a list and before any decisions are made about the future of estates on that list; and which estates they have so far identified that (1) qualify as sink estates, and (2) they propose to demolish in whole or in part.   HL4988

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy regarding presidents and others who perpetuate their power and authority in the Commonwealth; and whether the Commonwealth as a whole has a policy on that matter.   HL4989

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask the UNHCR to select individuals and families for resettlement in the UK on grounds of family reunion with relatives, as well as of vulnerability and extreme need.   HL4990

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the functions of the officials from the Home Office and other departments who are now serving in the north of France; whether they will instruct those officials to give priority to finding and assisting refugees there (1) who may be eligible for family reunion in the UK, or (2) for whom the Government have some responsibility, such as interpreters formerly employed by the Armed Forces; and if not, whether they will fund an NGO to do that work.   HL4991

Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether an incident of sectarian violence against Protestant families took place in Chiapas, Mexico, on 4 January; and what representations they have made about that incident to the government of Mexico.   HL4992

Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government why pupils not attending school due to health needs are not entitled to the pupil premium.   HL4993

Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding exists to provide early years education for children who cannot attend school because of health needs.   HL4994

Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pupils in Pupil Referral Units are reintegrated into mainstream education annually, and what support is available for that to happen.   HL4995

Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children’s centres have closed in the last year, and how many will close in 2016.   HL4996

Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will nominate a candidate to serve on the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and if not, why not.   HL4997

Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards agreement within the EU on updating the fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive.   HL4998

Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider making it an offence to lend shares for short-selling without permission of the beneficial owners.   HL4999

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask the Chairman of Committees what plans there are for the House of Lords to support Fairtrade Fortnight.   HL5000

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support Fairtrade Fortnight.   HL5001

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to eliminate food insecurity in developing countries.   HL5002

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the condition and capacity of naturally occurring underground aquifers in the light of the high levels of rainfall in the UK over the last six weeks.   HL5003

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimates, if any, they have made of the changes to the water table in Cumbria, Yorkshire and Lancashire as a result of rainfall over the last six weeks.   HL5004

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contact, if any, they have had with the Assad regime in Syria over the last two months.   HL5005

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many UK airstrikes have been carried out against Daesh in Syria over the last two months; how many of those were against (1) economic targets, and (2) human targets; and what estimate they have made of collateral damage from those strikes.   HL5006

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it remains their policy to work towards the global abolition of the death penalty; if so, why they have not renewed their previous Strategy for Abolition of the Death Penalty (2010–15); and why Saudi Arabia was not included on the list of priority countries in that strategy.   HL5007

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it remains their policy that the UK does not support the death penalty under any circumstances, and in any country; and if so, what action they have taken to condemn the mass execution of 47 people in Saudi Arabia on 2 January.
   HL5008

Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of secondary schools in building self-confidence and social and emotional skills in their pupils.   HL5009

Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the majority of secondary schools meet the objective of instilling self-confidence and social and emotional skills in their pupils.   HL5010

Lord Northbourne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Ofsted reports on whether secondary schools meet the objective of instilling self-confidence and social and emotional skills in their pupils when they carry out secondary school inspections.   HL5011

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual cost of the in-work benefits for EU workers, of which the Prime Minister is negotiating to delay payment.   HL5012

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of (1) the present situation in Nepal, especially in outlying villages that cannot be reached by road, and (2) the aid that was sent to Nepal following the recent earthquakes; how much such aid they sent, and what assessment they have made of how much was sent by British citizens; and how much of that aid fulfilled the purposes for which it was sent.   HL5013

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to alter the timing of school exams to accommodate Muslim children during Ramadan, and whether they have similar plans to accommodate Jewish children and the children of other non-Christian religions during their religious festivals.   HL5014

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government who supervises and audits public funding of universities in the UK.   HL5015

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government what debt, if any, they have that dates from before 1 January 1901; and what are the arrangements for payment of that debt.   HL5016

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether in considering policy, they regard equality and parity of esteem to be the same, and if not, why not.   HL5017

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to revisit their plans for improving air quality in London in the light of evidence that several sites in London have already breached annual pollution limits for 2016.   HL5018

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have calculated the additional investment necessary to speed up the implementation of their clean air plan, and if so, where those figures will be published.   HL5019

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Ofwat concerning the profits made by water companies between 2010 and 2015.   HL5020

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they take into account social vulnerability and wider deprivation when making decisions about flood protection investment.
   HL5021

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are reviewing their decision to exclude small businesses from the Flood Re insurance package.   HL5022

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the membership and terms of reference of the group established to carry out their national flood review.   HL5023

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what safeguards are in place to prevent students using paid-for commercial essay-writing services advertised on the internet.   HL5024

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether universities keep and make available statistics regarding the number of students who are caught having someone else write their work for them, broken down by academic year.   HL5025

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what strategies are in place to assist universities to monitor companies providing paid essay-writing services.   HL5026

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are legal implications for a business that advertises on the internet to write a student’s essay or dissertation, which the student then pays for and submits as their own work for academic accreditation.   HL5027

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how children in small rural primary schools can fully access the National Curriculum.   HL5028

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are able to provide to schools in rural areas with attached swimming pools where the age weighted pupil unit is not sufficient to support the operation of such facilities.   HL5029

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the latest figures for the total number and percentage of incidence of cancers and total deaths excluding non-melanoma skin cancer, for (1) the top five occurring cancers, including breast, prostate, colorectal, lung, and melanoma, (2) less common cancers with an incidence ranked six to 15 by the International Classification of Diseases code, and (3) all other lower incidence cancers.   HL5030

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information (1) the National Cancer Intelligence Network, (2) Public Health England, (3) the National Institute for Health Research, and (4) the NHS more broadly, hold on mesothelioma and other less common cancers covering (a) hospital surgical volumes; (b) hospital systemic anti-cancer treatment volumes; (c) hospital radiotherapy volumes; (d) clinical trial volumes by hospital; (e) cancer stage and grade at presentation; (f) short-term patient outcomes; (g) one-year survival rates; and (h) five-year survival rates.   HL5031

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what molecular testing takes place in the UK in mesothelioma and other rare cancers; and how that compares to more common cancers such as breast, lung or colorectal cancer.   HL5032

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment the National Institute for Health Research Horizon Scanning Research and Intelligence Centre and Genomic England have made of the potential of precision oncology for less common cancers.   HL5033

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment the National Institute for Health Research Horizon Scanning Research and Intelligence Centre and Genomic England have made of the barriers to adopting national molecular pathology.   HL5034

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress the Chief Scientific Officer of NHS England is making towards the introduction of a national molecular pathology service.   HL5035

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the situation in Madaya; and what assessment they have made of the likelihood that access will now be possible on a regular basis.   HL5036

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask the Leader of the House whether she will initiate discussions with the usual channels as to the desirability of establishing a general principle whereby items of business with a speakers list of more than 35 members should be tabled over two days, and not on one.
   HL5037

Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 13 January in response to the oral question from Lord Clinton-Davis on what plans they have to impose a sugar tax on fizzy drinks, whether they will consider introducing a mandatory sugar reduction target on all firms in the food and drinks industry because of the high hidden sugar levels in many everyday foods.   HL5038

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]

15 December (31 December)

HL4599 Lord Hunt of Kings Heath [BIS]

17 December (5 January)

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] 5

[DCLG] 1

[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

 

Housing and Planning

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

 

Measures in Progress 

   

To be considered

Waiting for Affirmative Approval

   

Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure

   

Diocesan Stipends Funds (Amendment) Measure

   

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

   

Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 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

18 January

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

20th Report

 

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

   

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

   

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.

Thursday 14 January

   

Built Environment

Select Committee

10.00am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

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

Information

Domestic Committee

11.00am
in Room 1–01, Millbank House

European Union

Select Committee

3.00pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Sexual Violence in Conflict

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 20 January

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

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

Wednesday 27 January

   

Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

Joint Committee

4.00pm

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 Wednesday 13 January 2016 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Rochester.

Ecclesiastical Committee

1 Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure 
Diocesan Stipends Funds (Amendment) Measure

The Measures and the 235th Report of the Ecclesiastical Committee were laid before the House under section 4 of the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919. The Measures and the report were ordered to be printed. (HL Papers 79, 80 and 77)

Leader’s Group Report

2 Governance  
The Report of the Leader’s Group on Governance was ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 81)

Select Committee Report

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

14th Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments: 
Draft Civil Proceedings, Family Proceedings and Upper Tribunal Fees (Amendment) Order 2016 
Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2016 
Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and 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 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 Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 
Draft Recall of MPs Act 2015 (Recall Petition) Regulations 2016. (HL Paper 82)

Public Business

4 Bus services: local government funding A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

5 Gross value added A question was asked by Lord Wigley and answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde.

6 Saudi Arabia: executions A question was asked by Lord Hoyle and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

7 Sugar tax A question was asked by Lord Clinton-Davis and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

8 Housing and Planning Bill A bill to make provision about housing, estate agents, rentcharges, planning and compulsory purchase was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 87)

9 Housing and Planning Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 87–EN)

10 Armed Forces Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 85–EN)

11 Strathclyde Review Lord Strathclyde moved that this House takes note of Command Paper Cm 9177, Strathclyde Review: Secondary legislation and the primacy of the House of Commons. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 10.47pm until Thursday 14 January at 11.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

All statutory instruments laid before the House are accompanied by an Explanatory Memorandum presented by command of Her Majesty, unless otherwise indicated.

Command Paper

The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty:

Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2015. (17 December)   (-)

Written representation under the section 5 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005

The following paper was laid before the House:

The Lord Chief Justice’s Review of the Administration of Justice in the Courts.

 

Prepared 13th January 2016