House of Lords Business

Tuesday 26 January 2016 at 2.30pm

The Lord Bishop of Newcastle will be introduced.

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

†*Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the launch of the new press regulator IMPRESS, what steps they are taking to promote independent and effective press regulation.

General Dental Council (Fitness to Practise etc.) Order 2015 Lord Prior of Brampton to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 18 November 2015 be approved. 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 18 January

Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] Consideration of Commons Amendments [Lord Bates]

Housing and Planning Bill Second Reading [Baroness Williams of Trafford]

If the bill is read a second time, Baroness Williams of Trafford to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House.

Future Business 

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 or by reading aloud 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.

†*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the remuneration of junior doctors.

Legal Services Act 2007 (Claims Management Complaints) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Lord Faulks to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 November 2015 be approved. 10th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on 18 January

†Welfare Reform and Work Bill Report (day 2) [Lord Freud] 13th and 19th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 26 January.

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

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the evidential basis of their policy of promoting English language classes for women to address isolation and extremism. (Topical Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)

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

Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure The Lord Bishop of Durham to move that this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent.

Diocesan Stipends Funds (Amendment) Measure The Lord Bishop of Durham to move that this House do direct that, in accordance with the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919, the Diocesan Stipends Funds (Amendment) Measure be presented to Her Majesty for the Royal Assent.

Friday 29 January at 10.00am

Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) Bill [HL] Committee [Lord Empey] 2nd Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Public Advocate Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Wills]

Road Traffic Act 1988 (Alcohol Limits) (Amendment) Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe]

Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill [HL] Second Reading [Lord Dholakia]

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.
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.

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.

Thursday 11 February at 11.00am

*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Local Government Finance Settlement on the provision of libraries.

*Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to legislate to ensure that food and drink provided in all types of schools follow Food Standards Agency food and nutritional guidelines.

*Lord Paddick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current guidance provided to police forces regarding the use of body-worn cameras by police officers.

†Monday 25 January at 2.30pm

†*Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the latest assessment by the Royal College of Psychiatrists of acute care for adult patients.

†*Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure freedom of lawful speech at universities, in the light of recent disruptions to speeches.

†*Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the impact on dairy farmers of the latest fall in milk prices.

†*Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the rate of new house building starts in the past 12 months.

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

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee EU energy governance (6th Report, HL Paper 71). 18 December 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 2015, be annulled (SI 2015/2045). 20th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

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).

Questions for Short Debate 

Time limit 1 hour or 1½ hours.

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)
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)

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)

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the educational attainment of boys of all ages at state schools. (19 January)

Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the accountability, diversity and governance of international standard-setting bodies such as the Financial Stability Board and the Basel Committee on Banking Regulation. (19 January)

Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the review of the Muslim Brotherhood (HC 679), in particular its implications for the security of the United Kingdom. (20 January)

Baroness Corston to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they plan to close HMP Holloway. (21 January)

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ask HM Inspectorate of Constabulary to conduct an inquiry into the Metropolitan Police Service’s handling of historical sexual abuse allegations made by the person known as "Nick". (21 January)

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the discussions surrounding the renewal of the BBC Charter. (25 January)

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. (25 January)

Lord Grade of Yarmouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase understanding of the Middle East. (25 January)

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to achieve closer working between Innovate UK, Research Councils UK, the Higher Education Funding Council for England and other UK funding bodies in order to improve UK competitiveness. (25 January)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 25 January and due for answer by 8 February.

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the readiness of business leaders, and of businesses of every size and in every sector, to assess the pros and cons of the UK remaining a full member of the EU.   HL5356

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to engage with leaders of businesses of all sizes in every sector to ensure that they have information about the pros and cons of the UK remaining a full member of the EU.   HL5357

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to publish results against each of the key performance indicators highlighted in the policy document Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation.   HL5358

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the UN Special Rapporteur on 22 January about the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and what steps they are taking in response to the call by the UN Special Rapporteur to further all efforts to improve the human rights situation in that country.
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking in response to the recommendation by the UN Special Rapporteur about human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) that "in addition to continuing political pressure to exhort the DPRK to improve human rights, it is also now imperative to pursue criminal responsibility of the DPRK leadership".    HL5360

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the recommendations in the report of February 2014 by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea are implemented.   HL5361

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to implement the resolution of the European Parliament of 21 January regarding Europe’s relationship with North Korea.   HL5362

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 22 January (HL4827), what are the contents of those statements by the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, and where those statements are published.   HL5363

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 22 January (HL4827), in the light of the statements of the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, in their press releases on Islamophobia (Dec 2015), some religious leaders’ incitement to Holy War (Sept 2015), bombing by the Assad regime (June 2015), and concerns about people caught in Yarmouk (April 2015), where their statements about the murder, abduction, enslavement and genocide of Christians and Yazidis appear.   HL5364

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 19 January (HL Deb, cols 641–2) about the potential fortification of bread with folic acid to prevent neural tube defects in women, why they do not apply that argument "around choice and whether it is right or not to medicate the entire population for the benefit of a fairly small part of it" to the fluoridation of water supplies to prevent caries.   HL5365

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are (1) the mean, and (2) the median, number of full days lay magistrates sit per year.   HL5366

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many lay magistrates sit more than 50 full days per year.   HL5367

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the introduction in April 2015 of trial by single justice on the number of lay magistrates required.
   HL5368

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have made to the report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life on ethical standards for providers of public services submitted to the Cabinet Office in June 2014.   HL5369

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether current railway legislation permits a managing director of a railway undertaking to hold a senior management position on the infrastructure management company on which that railway undertaking operates.   HL5370

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how their work on the governance part of the European Fourth railway package will facilitate UK train operating companies being able to tender for and be awarded rail franchises in a fair and transparent manner.
   HL5371

Lord Chadlington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the European Court of Human Rights ruling on 12 January in Barbulescu v Romania on an employer’s right to access an employee’s private emails in the UK.   HL5372

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they received from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute during the set-up phase of Genomics England regarding the appropriateness in cases of cancer of using comparisons of tumour to normal whole genome sequencing at moderate sequence coverage, as opposed to focused actionable gene panel testing at deep sequence coverage; and what current technology is used by Genomics England.   HL5373

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of how many (1) definitive, and (2) actionable, diagnoses in rare diseases can be made on the existing rare disease sequencing budget of Genomic England in 2016; whether Genomic England used (a) whole genome sequencing, (b) whole exome sequencing, or (c) medical exome sequencing; and if those estimates are not available, why not.   HL5374

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether persons coming to live in the UK on spousal visas are entitled to make use of existing schemes of English language tuition provided through public funds; and on what terms.   HL5375

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the median price of (1) housing, and (2) newly built housing, in (a) England, and (b) each local authority in England.   HL5376

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment the Department of Health has made of recommendation YY.e of the report of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, Privacy and Security: A modern and transparent legal framework, published in March 2015.   HL5377

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 19 January (HL4840), why the independent review of the contract between Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and UnitingCare Partnership will only focus on the commissioner perspective.   HL5378

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what analysis they have made of the potential use of alternative dispute resolution schemes in lieu of current clinical litigation procedures.
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) teachers, and (2) Personal, Health and Social Education teachers, currently practising in schools in England, have qualified teacher status.   HL5380

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many schools in England are using non-specialist teachers to cover teaching vacancies.   HL5381

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many schools in England are using unqualified staff to teach lessons.   HL5382

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to relieve Syrians at risk of death by starvation and lack of medical supplies and care; and whether they will insist that all UN requests for immediate access to besieged civilians be accepted, for example to Yarmouk, Madaya.   HL5383

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the action they and their allies can take to enable the UN agencies in Syria to carry out their mandates fully and freely.
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to air-dropping relief supplies to the besieged population of Deir Ezzor.   HL5385

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total cost of the advertising campaign for the National Living Wage.   HL5386

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much is being spent on (1) billboards and poster sites, (2) television and radio advertising, (3) digital advertising, and (4) other forms of advertising, for the National Living Wage campaign.   HL5387

Baroness Kramer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the billboards and other poster sites used in the National Living Wage campaign are (1) in London, and (2) in each other region of the UK.   HL5388

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support adding folic acid to flour.   HL5389

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that the BBC Charter is debated by both House of Parliament before it is brought into effect.   HL5390

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to bring forward a Bill to enfranchise British citizens living overseas for more than 15 years.   HL5391

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on farm incomes in England and Wales for (1) all farmers, and (2) hill farmers, of a British exit from the EU.   HL5392

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of workless households in the UK in the light of the latest employment figures.
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills was first informed that the impact assessment for the Trade Union Bill would be delayed.   HL5394

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the figures quoted in the impact assessment for the Trade Union Bill were verified by a third party.   HL5395

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government which special advisers have had access to drafts of the impact assessment for the Trade Union Bill.   HL5396

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many drafts of the impact assessment for the Trade Union Bill there have been, and when each was completed and reviewed.   HL5397

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role Ministers have played in verifying the impact of clauses 10 and 11 of the Trade Union Bill on Labour Party funding.   HL5398

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government which special advisers have had meetings or otherwise communicated with officials conducting the impact assessment for the Trade Union Bill.
   HL5399

Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are pressing to be agreed at the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference in February.   HL5400

Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action the Department for International Development is taking to use its influence with countries hosting Syrian refugees in the region to allow NGOs to provide non-formal education opportunities for out-of-school children.   HL5401

Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action the Department for International Development is taking to ensure that teachers, including refugee teachers, are paid appropriate wages and receive appropriate training and support in countries hosting Syrian refugees in the region.
   HL5402

Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking through early diagnosis and screening programmes to reduce the risk of cancer.   HL5403

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what outcomes they aim to achieve at the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference in February.   HL5404

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to persuade countries hosting Syrian refugees in the region to allow NGOs to provide non-formal education opportunities.   HL5405

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that financial investment pledged at the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference is backed by political will, and policy changes on the ground, to ensure equal access to quality education.   HL5406

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they were consulted about the NHS sugar tax, to be introduced in 2020; and if so, when and what view they gave.   HL5407

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Chief Executive of NHS England’s plan to introduce a sugar tax in the NHS in 2020.   HL5408

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they had sight of the views expressed by the Chief Executive of NHS England at Davos in January before he made them.   HL5409

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to review the powers of the Chief Executive of NHS England in terms of making public policy statements.   HL5410

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to increase the dedicated schools grant funding across all three blocks in order to meet the needs of all schools.   HL5411

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the minutes of headteacher board meetings are sufficiently detailed and transparent for the benefit of parents and other stakeholders.   HL5412

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning the students from Birzeit university who are currently in prison; and what assessment they have made of the government of Israel’s treatment of Palestinian students.
   HL5413

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning the charges brought against those convicted of the killing of Samir Awad.   HL5414

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the claim by a resident in Bardala that the Israeli army and water company have taken their water and are selling it back to villagers.   HL5415

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the demolition of a Palestinian tree nursery by the Israel Defence Forces that had previously been robbed by Israeli settlers.   HL5416

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel following the arrest and detention of Nasser Nawaj’a.   HL5417

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the detention of Mohammad Faisal Abu Sakha.   HL5418

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether HMRC helplines are sufficiently resourced to deal with both employers and employees who may have queries regarding the new bespoke flat scale rate approval notices or the application of tax and national insurance contributions where a notice is not obtained.   HL5419

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether HMRC officers will take into consideration the need for employers to familiarise themselves with the new approval notice system, particularly in the first year, and will apply a light touch approach to compliance.   HL5420

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are sufficient resources in HMRC to deal with employers’ applications for a flat scale rate approval notice before the end of 2015–16.   HL5421

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government when HMRC will have available the online application system for obtaining bespoke flat scale rate approval notices.   HL5422

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what publicity they have put in place to notify employers of the change in legislation to require approval notices for any bespoke flat scale rate payments to be paid tax free after 6 April, including for those employers that wish to use industry agreed rates such as the Road Haulage Association rates.   HL5423

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether all those employers that currently hold a P11D dispensation containing tax-free bespoke flat scale rate payments are aware that they must obtain an approval notice from HMRC in order that they may continue to pay such rates free of tax and national insurance contributions after 6 April.   HL5424

Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking in the light of the Resolution adopted by the European Parliament on 24 November 2015 (P8-TA(2015)0414) regarding human rights abuses and press freedom infringements in Bangladesh.   HL5425

Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking following the release of their report on the Bangladesh elections to address what the author, Hannah Roberts called a "high level of shortcomings" in the election process.   HL5426

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the upper age limit for adult imprisonment in each EU member state.   HL5427

Baroness Hamwee to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the category of visa held by a departing person is recorded when exit checks are undertaken at UK borders; and, if that data are collected, whether they will publish that data.   HL5428

Baroness Hamwee to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will respond to the Migration Advisory Committee’s review of Tier 2 migration published on 19 January.   HL5429

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the possible closure of the Eve Refuge in Northamptonshire due to funding cuts, and what steps they are taking to provide replacement support for women and children who are victims of domestic abuse and who are supported by that refuge.   HL5430

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 11 November 2015 (HL3158) and 13 January (HL4697), when they will publish the report of the review of unsafe product recall chaired by Lynn Faulds Wood and their response to it.   HL5431

Baroness Jenkin of Kennington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans the Cabinet Office has to improve gender balance on its board.   HL5432

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many inspection and monitoring vessels regularly patrol British waters to ensure the enforcement of EU fishing quotas.
   HL5433

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what sanctions the National Measurement Office can take against companies that trade in illegally imported timber.   HL5434

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many vehicle testing kits are available to the government agencies responsible for checking whether vehicles comply with EU emission standards.   HL5435

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many horticulture training places on further education courses were available in each of the last five academic years.   HL5436

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the future of the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit.   HL5437

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 8 July 2015 (HL783), whether all partners developing the national improvement framework for hepatitis C will need to sign off that framework before it is published, and what agencies have already approved that framework.   HL5438

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their intention to reduce premature mortality and health inequalities, as set out in Living Well for Longer: One year on, published in March 2015, will be reflected in the contents of a national improvement framework for hepatitis C services.   HL5439

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of reservists leaving the (1) army, (2) Royal Navy, and (3) Royal Air Force, in 2015.   HL5440

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of regulars leaving the (1) army, (2) Royal Navy, and (3) Royal Air Force, in 2015.   HL5441

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the retention of reservists in the Armed Forces.   HL5442

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the average time that reservists are members of the Armed Forces.   HL5443

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the National Maritime Intelligence Centre is providing a detailed surface picture of contacts approaching the Territorial Waters of the UK in order to enable the Border Force to intercept such vessels, and how many such interceptions there have been in the last six months.   HL5444

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 8 December 2015 (HL4047 and HL4049) and on 19 January (HL4886 and HL4885), what assessment they have made of the costs of the reduction of build time of ASTUTEs.   HL5445

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales will operate east of Suez without a F35B Sea Lightning squadron embarked.   HL5446

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the days at sea by HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales post commissioning will be without F35B Sea Lightning squadrons embarked.   HL5447

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the National Maritime Intelligence Centre is providing comprehensive surface coverage of the Exclusive Economic Zones of dependent territories to ensure wildlife and resource protection; and how those zones are policed, in particular around Tristan da Cunha, Ascension Island and St Helena.   HL5448

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

17 December (5 January)

HL4735 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DCLG]

11 January (25 January)

HL4837 Lord Green of Deddington [HO]

HL4852 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [CO]

HL4854 Lord Maginnis of Drumglass [DfE]

HL4855 Lord Rennard [CO]

HL4856 Lord Rennard [CO]

HL4857 Lord Rennard [CO]

HL4858 Lord Rennard [CO]

HL4859 Lord Rennard [CO]

HL4877 Baroness Tonge [DfID]

HL4891 Lord Greaves [DfE]

HL4899 Lord Ouseley [DfE]

HL4907 Lord Quirk [DCLG]

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

[CO] 6

[DCLG] 2

[DfE] 3

[DfID] 1

[HO] 1

 

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

29 January

Chancel Repairs [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Public Advocate [HL]

Private Member’s

29 January

Road Traffic Act 1988 (Alcohol Limits) (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

29 January

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

26 January

NHS Charitable Trusts Etc

Private Member’s

 

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [HL]

Private

 

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity Bill [HL]

Private

 

New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL]

Private

 

Committed to a Committee of the Whole House

   

Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

29 January

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

 

Immigration

Government

 

Trade Union

Government

 

Waiting for Report

   

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Constitutional Convention [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare Reform and Work (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

27 January

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Education and Adoption

Government

 

Sent to the Commons

   

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

 

Accessible Sports Grounds [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Regulation of Political Opinion Polling [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bank of England and Financial Services [HL]

Government

 

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Amendments

   

Psychoactive Substances [HL]

Government

26 January

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Cities and Local Government Devolution [HL]

Government

 

Measures in Progress 

   

To be considered

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure

 

28 January

Diocesan Stipends Funds (Amendment) Measure

 

28 January

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

The Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has drawn attention to certain instruments in the reports indicated

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

Draft 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

   

Draft Infrastructure Planning (Onshore Wind Generating Stations) Order 2016

   

Draft Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft State Pension (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Patents (European Patent with Unitary Effect and Unified Patent Court) Order 2016

   

Draft Pharmacy (Premises Standards, Information Obligations, etc.) Order 2016

   

Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Order 2016

   

Employment Allowance (Increase of Maximum Amount) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Employment Allowance (Excluded Companies) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Renewables Obligation Closure Etc. (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Draft Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft European Union Referendum (Conduct) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2016

   

Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Register of People with Significant Control) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Register of People with Significant Control Regulations 2016

   

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

27 January

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

 

26 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 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 2015

 

   

20th Report

   

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

8 February

 

   

21st Report

   

Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration etc.) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

7 February

 

   

Instruments not reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

   

Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2016

29 February

 

Retirements 

The following members of the House have given notice of their intention to retire.

 

Date of retirement

 

Baroness Williams of Crosby

11 February

 

Baroness Linklater of Butterstone

12 February

 

Committees 

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

Tuesday 26 January

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

visit to Brussels

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

3.45pm

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 27 January

   

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Standing Orders (Private Bills)

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Sub-Committee on the Finance Bill

3.30pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 28 January

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

9.00am

Privileges and Conduct

Select Committee

12 noon

Monday 1 February

   

Palace of Westminster

Joint Committee

3.15pm

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

4.00pm

Wednesday 3 February

   

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Thursday 4 February

   

Built Environment

Select Committee

10.00am

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

12 noon
in Committee Room G

Tuesday 23 February

   

Equality Act 2010

Select Committee

3.15pm

Sexual Violence in Conflict

Select Committee

3.30pm

Thursday 25 February

   

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

12 noon
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 25 January 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Worcester.

Private Business

1 Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [HL] The bill was presented and read a first time.

2 Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity Bill [HL] The bill was presented and read a first time.

3 New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL] The bill was presented and read a first time.

Public Business

4 Overseas domestic workers visa A question was asked by Baroness Kennedy of Cradley and answered by Lord Bates.

5 Housing Benefit: social housing units A question was asked by Baroness McDonagh and answered by Lord Freud.

6 Flooding: relief effort A question was asked by Lord Lennie and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

7 Forests: coal-bed methane extraction A question was asked by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.

8 NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc) Bill A bill to make provision for, and in connection with, the removal of the Secretary of State’s powers under the National Health Service Act 2006 to appoint trustees; to make provision transferring to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity the right to a royalty conferred by Schedule 6 to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 89)

9 Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (Variation of Schedule 8) (England) Order 2015 Lord Gardiner of Kimble moved that the Order laid before the House on 2 December 2015 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Legislative Reform (Exempt Lotteries) Order 2016 The Earl of Courtown moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 9 November 2015 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 Welfare Reform and Work Bill The report was received. Amendment 2 was agreed to (see division 1). Amendment 5 was disagreed to (see division 2). The report stage was adjourned.

12 Child refugees Lord Bates repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

13 Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Lord Stevenson of Balmacara moved 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). After debate, the motion was disagreed to (see division 3).

14 Welfare Reform and Work Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 25. Amendments 28 to 30 were agreed to. The report stage was adjourned after amendment 34.

The House adjourned at 10.17pm until Tuesday 26 January at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Paper

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

Explanatory Memorandum (Revised)-Replacement Explanatory Memorandum to the Infrastructure Planning (Onshore Wind Generating Stations) Order 2016. (14 January)   (-)

Statutory Instrument (Standing Order 70)

The following affirmative instrument was laid before the House on 22 January:

Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Order 2016, laid under the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.    (67)

Affirmative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution:

1 (1) Employment Allowance (Increase of Maximum Amount) Regulations 2016   (63)

(2) Draft Employment Allowance (Excluded Companies) Regulations 2016

laid under the National Insurance Contributions Act 2014.

2 Draft Renewables Obligation Closure Etc. (Amendment) Order 2016, laid under the Electricity Act 1989.

3 Draft Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Energy Act 2013.

4 Draft European Union Referendum (Conduct) Regulations 2016, laid under the European Union Referendum Act 2015.

5 Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2016, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.

6 Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2016, laid under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.

7 Draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Register of People with Significant Control) Regulations 2016, laid under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000.

8 Draft Register of People with Significant Control Regulations 2016, laid under the Companies Act 2006.

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Draft Statutory Guidance on the meaning of "Significant Influence or control" over companies in the context of the Register of People with Significant Control, laid under the Companies Act 2006.    (-)

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report of the Government Actuary on the Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2016 and the Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2016, laid under the Social Security Administration Act 1992.

Divisions on 25 January 2016 

Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Division No. 1

The Lord Bishop of Durham moved amendment 2, before clause 4, to insert the new clause Child poverty: reporting obligation. The House divided:

Contents 290   

Not-contents 197*

Contents

Addington, L.

Afshar, B.

Ahmed, L.

Allen of Kensington, L.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Bach, L.

Bakewell, B.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beecham, L.

Beith, L.

Benjamin, B.

Best, L.

Bichard, L.

Blood, B.

Blunkett, L.

Boateng, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B.

Bradley, L.

Bradshaw, L.

Bragg, L.

Brennan, L.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Butler-Sloss, B.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Campbell of Surbiton, B.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carter of Coles, L.

Cashman, L.

Chidgey, L.

Christopher, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clarke of Hampstead, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Colville of Culross, V.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Coussins, B.

Cox, B.

Craigavon, V.

Crawley, B.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Deech, B.

Desai, L.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Doocey, B.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Durham, Bp. [Teller]

Dykes, L.

Elder, L.

Erroll, E.

Evans of Temple Guiting, L.

Falkland, V.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Fearn, L.

Featherstone, B.

Filkin, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Giddens, L.

Glasgow, E.

Glasman, L.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grantchester, L.

Greengross, B.

Grender, B.

Grey-Thompson, B.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Grocott, L.

Hain, L.

Hameed, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harries of Pentregarth, L.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Harrison, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Hastings of Scarisbrick, L.

Haworth, L.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Hayman, B.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hennessy of Nympsfield, L.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollins, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Breckland, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hughes of Stretford, B.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Chesterton, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Hylton, L.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Janke, B.

Jay of Paddington, B.

Jolly, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jordan, L.

Jowell, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

Kerslake, L.

King of Bow, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kinnoull, E.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Laird, L.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Leitch, L.

Lennie, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Liddell of Coatdyke, B.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Listowel, E.

Lisvane, L.

Livermore, L.

Loomba, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

Ludford, B.

McAvoy, L.

McConnell of Glenscorrodale, L.

McDonagh, B.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maclennan of Rogart, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Mandelson, L.

Manzoor, B.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Mitchell, L.

Monks, L.

Moonie, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Aberavon, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Newby, L.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Northover, B.

Nye, B.

Oates, L.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

Ouseley, L.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Parminter, B.

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Plant of Highfield, L.

Portsmouth, Bp.

Prashar, B.

Prosser, B.

Quin, B.

Quirk, L.

Ramsbotham, L.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Rea, L.

Rebuck, B.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rennard, L.

Richard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Rowlands, L.

Royall of Blaisdon, B.

St Albans, Bp.

St John of Bletso, L.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Scott of Foscote, L.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sheehan, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Singh of Wimbledon, L.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Gilmorehill, B.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Somerset, D.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Stunell, L.

Suttie, B.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Temple-Morris, L.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Tope, L.

Touhig, L.

Truscott, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Verjee, L.

Wall of New Barnet, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Walpole, L.

Warner, L.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Watson of Richmond, L.

Watts, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Williams of Baglan, L.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Winston, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Worcester, Bp.

Worthington, B.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Aberdare, L.

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Berridge, B.

Bilimoria, L.

Borwick, L.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brookeborough, V.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chadlington, L.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

De Mauley, L.

Deighton, L.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Elton, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fall, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Feldman of Elstree, L.

Fellowes, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Finn, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

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.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hague of Richmond, L.

Hailsham, V.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Hayward, L.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Heyhoe Flint, B.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Horam, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

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.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Lothian, M.

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.

Marlesford, L.

Maude of Horsham, L.

Mawhinney, L.

Mawson, L.

Mobarik, B.

Mone, B.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Northbourne, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Pannick, L.

Patel, L.

Patten of Barnes, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Pidding, B.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Rana, L.

Rawlings, B.

Redfern, B.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Rotherwick, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Skelmersdale, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Turnbull, L.

Ullswater, V.

Wakeham, L.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wei, L.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

*  The Tellers for the Not-contents reported 198 votes, the Clerks recorded 197 names.

Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Division No. 2

Lord Ramsbotham moved amendment 5, in clause 4, page 4, line 36, at beginning to insert "the health and wellbeing of". The House divided:

Contents 110

Not-contents 184

Contents

Aberdare, L.

Addington, L.

Adebowale, L.

Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Beith, L.

Benjamin, B.

Best, L.

Bew, L.

Bichard, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Bruce of Bennachie, L.

Burnett, L.

Cameron of Dillington, L.

Chester, Bp.

Clancarty, E.

Cohen of Pimlico, B.

Colville of Culross, V.

Cotter, L.

Craigavon, V.

Dholakia, L.

Durham, Bp.

Dykes, L.

Fearn, L.

Flather, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Fox, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Glasgow, E.

Goddard of Stockport, L.

Greenway, L.

Grender, B.

Grey-Thompson, B.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hay of Ballyore, L.

Hollins, B.

Humphreys, B.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Hylton, L.

Janke, B.

Jay of Ewelme, L.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kerslake, L.

Kilclooney, L.

Kinnoull, E.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Lipsey, L.

Listowel, E.

Lisvane, L.

Loomba, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

Ludford, B.

Maddock, B.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Manzoor, B.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Meacher, B. [Teller]

Newby, L.

Nicholson of Winterbourne, B.

Northbourne, L.

Northover, B.

Norwich, Bp.

Paddick, L.

Pannick, L.

Parminter, B.

Pinnock, B.

Portsmouth, Bp.

Prashar, B.

Ramsbotham, L. [Teller]

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Rea, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

St John of Bletso, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sheehan, B.

Shipley, L.

Shutt of Greetland, L.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Somerset, D.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Stunell, L.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Tope, L.

Turnbull, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Wallace of Saltaire, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Walpole, L.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Wigley, L.

Williams of Crosby, B.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Borwick, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brookeborough, V.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Byford, B.

Caithness, E.

Callanan, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chadlington, L.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

Curry of Kirkharle, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deech, B.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Elton, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fall, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Finn, B.

Flight, L.

Fookes, B.

Forsyth of Drumlean, L.

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.

Gold, L.

Goldie, B.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hague of Richmond, L.

Hailsham, V.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Heyhoe Flint, B.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Horam, L.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jopling, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Lothian, M.

Lucas, L.

Lupton, L.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

Macfarlane of Bearsden, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McGregor-Smith, B.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Mancroft, L.

Marlesford, L.

Maude of Horsham, L.

Mawhinney, L.

Mawson, L.

Mobarik, B.

Mone, B.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Patel, L.

Patten of Barnes, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Pidding, B.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Rana, L.

Rawlings, B.

Redfern, B.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Sassoon, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Truscott, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Ullswater, V.

Wakeham, L.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wei, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

Division No. 3

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara moved 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). The House divided:

Contents 138

Not-contents 155

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Addington, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Bach, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Beith, L.

Berkeley, L.

Berkeley of Knighton, L.

Bradley, L.

Bragg, L.

Brennan, L.

Brookman, L.

Bruce of Bennachie, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Cohen of Pimlico, B.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Cox, B.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Deech, B.

Desai, L.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Elder, L.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Fearn, L.

Foster of Bath, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

Giddens, L.

Glasgow, E.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Grocott, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Henig, B.

Hilton of Eggardon, B.

Hollins, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Stretford, B.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Jones, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jowell, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kennedy of The Shaws, B.

King of Bow, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lennie, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Livermore, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

McAvoy, L.

McDonagh, B.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Maddock, B.

Mandelson, L.

Manzoor, B.

Maxton, L.

Mendelsohn, L.

Monks, L.

Morgan, L.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morgan of Huyton, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Newby, L.

Patel, L.

Pinnock, B.

Pitkeathley, B.

Prosser, B.

Quin, B.

Rebuck, B.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Sawyer, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sheehan, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Somerset, D.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stunell, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Touhig, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Tyler, L.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watkins of Tavistock, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Watts, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Winston, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Woolmer of Leeds, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Young of Old Scone, B.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor, V.

Attlee, E.

Bates, L.

Borwick, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridgeman, V.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Byford, B.

Callanan, L.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chadlington, L.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colwyn, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

De Mauley, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dobbs, L.

Dunlop, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Empey, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fall, B.

Faulks, L.

Fink, L.

Finn, B.

Fookes, B.

Framlingham, L.

Freeman, L.

Freud, L.

Gardiner of Kimble, L. [Teller]

Gardner of Parkes, B.

Garel-Jones, L.

Geddes, L.

Gilbert of Panteg, L.

Goldie, B.

Goschen, V.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Greenway, L.

Hague of Richmond, L.

Hailsham, V.

Hamilton of Epsom, L.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

Harris of Peckham, L.

Hayward, L.

Helic, B.

Henley, L.

Higgins, L.

Hodgson of Abinger, B.

Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L.

Holmes of Richmond, L.

Hooper, B.

Horam, L.

Howe, E.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Keen of Elie, L.

King of Bridgwater, L.

Kirkham, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, 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.

Mancroft, L.

Marlesford, L.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Mawhinney, L.

Mawson, L.

Mobarik, B.

Mone, B.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Neville-Rolfe, B.

Newlove, B.

O’Cathain, B.

Oppenheim-Barnes, B.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Patten of Barnes, L.

Perry of Southwark, B.

Pidding, B.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Rawlings, B.

Redfern, B.

Ridley, V.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Sanderson of Bowden, L.

Scott of Bybrook, B.

Seccombe, B.

Selborne, E.

Selkirk of Douglas, L.

Selsdon, L.

Shackleton of Belgravia, B.

Sharples, B.

Sheikh, L.

Shephard of Northwold, B.

Sherbourne of Didsbury, L.

Shields, B.

Shinkwin, L.

Shrewsbury, E.

Skelmersdale, L.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Stroud, B.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Taylor of Warwick, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Ullswater, V.

Warsi, B.

Wei, L.

Wellington, D.

Wheatcroft, B.

Wilcox, B.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

 

Prepared 25th January 2016