House of Lords Business

Thursday 28 January 2016 at 11.00am

Royal Assent

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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 Rosser to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the requirements placed on asylum seekers in order to access food, shelter and other resources, such as the requirement for asylum seekers in Cardiff to wear coloured wristbands in order to access food.

†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 Shipley set down for today shall be limited to 2 hours and that in the name of Baroness Sharp of Guildford to 3 hours.

†Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding The Chairman of Committees to move 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, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

L Burns (Chairman)
L Callanan
L De Mauley
B Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde
B Drake
E Kinnoull

 

L Richard
L Robathan
L Sherbourne of Didsbury
L Tyler
L Whitty
L Wrigglesworth;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

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

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

That the Committee do report by 29 February 2016;

That the Report of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House.

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.

Future Business 

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]

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Wills to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

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

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

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

If the bill is read a second time, Lord Dholakia to move that the bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

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.

Immigration Bill Committee (day 3) [Lord Bates] 7th Report from the Constitution Committee, 17th, 18th and 19th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 29 January.

Access to Palliative Care Bill [HL] Committee [Baroness Finlay of Llandaff] 10th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

†Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [HL] Consideration of Commons Amendments [Lord Bridges of Headley]

Childcare Bill [HL] Consideration of Commons Amendments [Lord Nash]

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Feed-in Tariffs (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2015 Baroness Featherstone to move that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Order, laid before the House on 18 December 2015, be annulled (SI 2015/2045). 20th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Grantchester to move that this House regrets that the Government intend to implement the Feed-In Tariffs (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2015 causing significant harm to the renewables sector when there is growing concern at the lack of investment in new energy-generating capacity; and further regrets that the Order sets deployment limits that will severely impact on the size of one of the cheapest low-carbon energy options when there is urgent need for greater deployment of renewables to contribute to the security of United Kingdom power supplies, the decarbonisation of the energy sector, and the attainment of the United Kingdom’s obligations towards climate change mitigation under the Paris Agreement (SI 2015/2045). 20th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 28 January, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 1 February.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Immigration Bill will continue, and that it will conclude.

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 (Dinner break business)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 29 January, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 2 February.

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to move that this House takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee on the European Parliament Proposal for a Council decision adopting the provisions amending the Act concerning the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage (7th Report, HL Paper 87).

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to move to resolve that this House considers that the European Parliament Proposal for a Council decision adopting the provisions amending the Act concerning the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage does not comply with the principle of subsidiarity, for the reasons set out in the 7th Report from the European Union Committee (HL Paper 87); and, in accordance with article 6 of the Protocol on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, instructs the Clerk of the Parliaments to forward this reasoned opinion to the Presidents of the European institutions.

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).

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 1.00pm

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce food waste. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

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. (1 hour)

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 22 February 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.

Tuesday 23 February at 2.30pm

*Lord Goddard of Stockport to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to encourage the new City Regions to invest the pension funds they hold in infrastructure developments that will assist in the economic recovery.

*Lord Selkirk of Douglas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the Fiscal Framework that accompanies the Scotland Bill.

*Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in reducing levels of unwanted electronic goods ending up in landfill through encouraging manufacturers to produce more sustainable products.

†Wednesday 24 February at 3.00pm

†*Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the frozen pensions policy on the choices of people who would like to move abroad or stay overseas during their retirement years.

†*Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made to improve race equality at senior management and board level in the National Health Service since the introduction of the National Health Service Workforce Race Equality Standard.

†*Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect the integrity of sporting events from both doping and illegal gambling domestically and internationally.

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

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.

Motion relating to Delegated Legislation 

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)

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 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 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 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)

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)

Lord Dholakia to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to improve the testing, treatment and care of individuals with blood-borne viruses in prisons and secure establishments. (26 January)

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to ensure that those responsible for genocide and crimes against humanity against minorities in Syria and Iraq are brought to justice. (27 January)

Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on tackling tax avoidance and tax evasion in the United Kingdom. (27 January)

Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the needs and circumstances of the self-employed are fully taken into account when developing their policies on taxation, savings, employment and social security. (27 January)

Lord Popat to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the implementation of the recommendations of the report of the Select Committee on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises has had on encouraging firms to export (Session 2012–13, HL Paper 131). (27 January)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 27 January and due for answer by 10 February.

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the annual cost of the Probate Registry and the yield from fee income.   HL5503

Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the percentage of spending by Arts Council England that goes to supporting children’s participation in the arts.   HL5504

Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to operate from the UK Boeing P-8 Poseidon aircraft belonging to (1) the US Navy, or (2) other allied nations, with British crews prior to the first UK P-8s entering service.   HL5505

Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many UK service personnel embedded with allied nations maritime patrol capabilities under the Seedcorn Initiative are flying the Boeing P-8 Poseidon; and what are the relevant allied nations in each instance.   HL5506

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Eurostar about child trafficking.   HL5507

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Patina Rail, the owners of Eurostar, about human trafficking and the creation of a commuter route between St Pancras and Ashford that mirrors the so-called Lille loophole.   HL5508

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what data they collect, and from whom, about the number of children trafficked, and attempted to be trafficked, on Eurostar services.   HL5509

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what training on UK child trafficking patterns has been provided to French border officials at St Pancras International and Ashford International to help identify vulnerable children being trafficked out of the UK, and by whom.   HL5510

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government which authorities are responsible for safeguarding unaccompanied children on the concourse at St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International stations.   HL5511

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 25 January (HL5200), whether they have had regard to the preaching and teaching of Wahhabism in mosques and Muslim education bodies in Britain as part of their work on their Counter-Extremism Strategy.   HL5512

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames to ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the turnover of basic grade custody staff in the G4S-run secure training centres of Medway, Oakhill and Rainsbrook over the last 12 months.   HL5513

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 21 January (HL4964) on police facial recognition technology, whether the outcome of their review of that report will be laid before Parliament for scrutiny.   HL5514

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of new houses built in each of the years from 2010 to 2015 were built on floodplains, and whether they expect that proportion to change in the next five years.   HL5515

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many new housing developments were built in the period 2010 to 2015 against advice given by the Environment Agency.
   HL5516

The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the recent extensive flooding, they intend to review the sections of the planning practice guidance relating to flood risk.   HL5517

Lord Wasserman to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 26 January (HL5218), what guidance they have issued to local Chief Executives in their role as Monitoring Officer in the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) about their responsibility to make arrangements for the archiving of public papers following the end of the PCC’s term of office in May; and if none, whether they intend to issue such guidance.   HL5518

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of any correlation between the non-enforcement of low-level road user penalties and the rate of serious offences.   HL5519

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the electricity cost per tonne of steel produced in (1) the UK, (2) Germany, and (3) France, and what assessment they have made of the reasons for any differential cost in the UK.   HL5520

Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extra electricity cost to steel producers related to climate change policies in financial terms per tonne, and as a percentage, (1) in the UK, (2) in Germany, and (3) in France.   HL5521

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent, and how, they have taken account of future rateable value revaluations and refunds of business rates following revaluations in their assessment of the spending levels of local authorities in the next four years.   HL5522

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government in their assessment of the need for new high speed rail services what weighting they are giving to improving passenger services between the north east and the south west of England.   HL5523

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government to which body the ownership of the former railway line between Colne and the former Lancashire/West Riding of Yorkshire county boundary at County Brook transferred when BRB (Residuary) Ltd was abolished in 2013, and who now owns that line.
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Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 22 July 2015 (HL1470), whether the review of the failures that caused the cost of the recent A1 roadworks near Gamston Airport to escalate has been completed, and what conclusion and lessons have emerged from that review.   HL5525

Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 June 2015 (HL105), what trunk road improvement schemes there have been in the last five years, and for each of those, what was (1) the original target cost, and (2) the estimated completed cost.   HL5526

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what specific engagement they have had with the besieged people of the Syrian town of Madaya.   HL5527

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the 2015 Global Hunger Index, in particular regarding the connection between conflict and hunger in the Central African Republic and Chad.   HL5528

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent reports by the OECD that the least developed countries received a smaller share of aid in 2014 than at any time in the last 10 years.   HL5529

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the draft report by the UN panel of experts on Yemen, which documents major violations of international humanitarian law by all sides to the Yemen conflict, including the Saudi-led coalition.   HL5530

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 27 January (HL5017) concerning equality and parity of esteem, whether terrorists and members of the security forces who reside outside Northern Ireland do not have parity of esteem with those who reside there.   HL5531

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking in response to (1) the finding of the National Autistic Society publication School report 2015, in particular on parents’ and carers’ views of the new system for children and younger adults with special educational needs and disabilities introduced under the Children and Families Act 2014; and (2) the October 2015 Driver Youth Trust report Joining the Dots.   HL5532

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to increase the take-up of personal budgets and direct payments, in particular for educational provision, in line with section 49 of the Children and Families Act 2014, the Special Educational Needs (Personal Budgets) Regulations 2014, and Chapter 9 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 2015.   HL5533

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to ensure that Education Health and Care plans, in particular for young people transferring to post-16 and post-19 provision, meet the requirements for what must be specified under sections 37–48 of the Children and Families Act 2014.   HL5534

Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to ensure that local offers published under the statutory duty on local authorities in the Children and Families Act 2014 meet the two key purposes set out in Chapter 4 of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 2015.   HL5535

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what specific goals they wish to achieve from the Syria Donors Conference taking place in London in February.   HL5536

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the French Prime Minster concerning his recent statement that total, global and ruthless war must be conducted against Daesh; and whether he considers that total war would require the deployment of ground troops.   HL5537

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many public libraries there are in the UK, and how many there were in 2010.   HL5538

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of how long it would take for research-led treatment to eradicate Lyme disease from the UK if resource provision were no issue.
   HL5539

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of how many people in the UK have Lyme disease.   HL5540

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of how much money would be needed to eradicate Lyme disease from the UK.   HL5541

Lord Mawhinney to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of which medical institutions in the UK are in the forefront of research into, and treatment of, Lyme disease.
   HL5542

Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many regulation-making powers are contained in the Trade Union Bill.   HL5543

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to BT regarding the case for selling Openreach.   HL5544

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have refused to disclose legal advice regarding the impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on the NHS.
   HL5545

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the global economy of gender equality in the technology sector.   HL5546

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage larger companies to form partnerships with creative entrepreneurs.   HL5547

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support the UN Secretary-General’s first high-level panel on women’s economic empowerment.   HL5548

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are supporting and promoting the #itaffectsme campaign, which aims to raise awareness of mental health issues and their prevalence.
   HL5549

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what military training is given to new reservists, and how that training compares to military training given to new recruits to the regular forces.   HL5550

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what military training is given to reservists throughout the duration of their tenure as a reservist, and how that training compares to the military training given to those serving in the regular forces.   HL5551

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what leave from employment reservists are entitled to in order to fulfil both compulsory and optional training programmes.   HL5552

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Fleet Air Arm pilots of F35B Sea Lightnings are currently fully trained; how many are undergoing training; and how many will be fully qualified when (1) HMS Queen Elizabeth, and (2) HMS Prince of Wales, commissions.   HL5553

Lord Palmer to ask the Chairman of Committees which members of House of Lords’ staff are entitled to free food or refreshments in the House’s facilities.   HL5554

Lord Palmer to ask the Chairman of Committees what is the new role of the previous manager of Catering and Retail Services; what are his responsibilities; and to whom he reports.   HL5555

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

17 December (5 January)

HL4735 Lord Kennedy of Southwark [DCLG]

11 January (25 January)

HL4852 Lord Lester of Herne Hill [CO]

HL4855 Lord Rennard [CO]

HL4856 Lord Rennard [CO]

HL4857 Lord Rennard [CO]

HL4858 Lord Rennard [CO]

HL4859 Lord Rennard [CO]

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

[CO] 6

[DCLG] 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

 

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

2 February

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

1 February

Trade Union

Government

 

Housing and Planning

Government

 

Waiting for Report

   

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Constitutional Convention [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Education and Adoption

Government

 

Welfare Reform and Work (Welsh and Scottish Legislative Consent Motions passed)

Government

 

Sent to the Commons

   

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

   

Childcare [HL]

Government

2 February

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) [HL]

Government

2 February

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Cities and Local Government Devolution [HL]

Government

28 January

Psychoactive Substances [HL]

Government

28 January

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 Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (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

   

Draft National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016

   

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

9th Report

 

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

7th Report

 

Draft 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

   

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 State Pension (Amendment) 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

3 February

   

20th Report

   

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

8 February

2 February

   

21st Report

   

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

7 February

 

   

22nd Report

   

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

29 February

 

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.

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

Economic Affairs

Sub-Committee on the Finance Bill

3.30pm

National Security Strategy

Joint Committee

4.00pm

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 2 February

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select Committee

10.30am

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

European Union

Select Committee

4.00pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

4.30pm

Wednesday 3 February

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Human Rights

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Information

Select Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 4 February

   

Built Environment

Select Committee

10.00am

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

12 noon
in Residence Room 1

Monday 8 February

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

4.00pm

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 Wednesday 27 January 2016 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Worcester.

Private Business

1 New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees informed the House, in accordance with Private Business Standing Order 91 (Special circumstances), that he had received the following report on the bill from Caroline Dinenage MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women, Equalities and Family Justice, Ministry of Justice: "I believe that the Bill’s promoters have undertaken a full assessment of the compatibility of their proposals with the European Convention on Human Rights ("ECHR") and I see no need to dispute their conclusions. I do, however, note the following point. The assessment of compatibility carried out by the promoters states that, in carrying out this assessment, it was not necessary to determine whether either the New Southgate Cemetery and Crematorium Ltd or the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United Kingdom, as the relevant burial authorities, is a "public authority" for the purposes of section 6(3)(b) of the Human Rights Act 1998 ("the 1998 Act"). However, in my view, in considering the compatibility of the Bill with the ECHR, it is appropriate to consider whether each burial authority will be subject to the duty in section 6(1) of the 1998 Act to act compatibly with the Convention rights. In my view, the burial authorities will be exercising public functions within the meaning of the 1998 Act, and will therefore be subject to this duty when exercising the relevant functions".

2 Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees informed the House, in accordance with Private Business Standing Order 91 (Special circumstances), that he had received a report on the bill from Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Intellectual Property, Department for Business Innovation and Skills stating that, in the Minister’s opinion, the promoters have undertaken a full assessment of the compatibility of their proposals with the European Convention on Human Rights ("ECHR") and sees no need to dispute their conclusions subject to one point concerning Part 3 of the Bill. Part 3 allows the Faversham Oyster Fishery Company ("the company") to identify those shareholders whose whereabouts are no longer known and then cancel their shares and remove their names from the company’s register of members. However, the Bill does not provide for recourse to an independent and impartial tribunal to determine the issue of a person’s legal entitlement to shares, as required by Article 6 of the ECHR. The Minister notes that there are ongoing discussions seeking to resolve this issue.

3 High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill The Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee reported on the Standing Orders not complied with in respect of certain amendments proposed in a Petition for Additional Provision deposited in December 2015 (known as AP5) in relation to the bill, currently before the House of Commons:

That the following Standing Orders ought to be dispensed with: 5, 10, 10A, 11, 12A, 13, 27, 27A, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 41, 42 and 45. The report was agreed to.

Select Committee Report

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

15th Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments: 
Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2016 
Draft Infrastructure Planning (Onshore Wind Generating Stations) Order 2016 
Draft Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 
Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2016 
Draft State Pension (Amendment) Regulations 2016. (HL Paper 88)

Public Business

5 Religious hate crime A question was asked by Lord Pearson of Rannoch and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

6 Thames Barrier A question was asked by Lord Harris of Haringey and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.

7 Bilateral Aid Review A question was asked by Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale and answered by Baroness Verma.

8 National Health Service: junior doctors’ pay A question was asked by Lord Harries of Pentregarth and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

9 Legal Services Act 2007 (Claims Management Complaints) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Lord Faulks moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 November 2015 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Welfare Reform and Work Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 35. Amendments 41 (see division 1) and 44 were agreed to. Amendments 45 and 46A were disagreed to (see divisions 2 and 3). The report stage was adjourned.

11 House of Lords: Press Office A question was asked by Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts and, after debate, answered by the Chairman of Committees.

The House adjourned. The House resumed.

12 Welfare Reform and Work Bill The report stage was continued, beginning with amendment 46B. Amendments 47 to 49, 54 to 59, 60, 62, 64 to 82 and 83 were agreed to. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 92)

The House adjourned at 11.03pm until Thursday 28 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 Vehicle Drivers (Certificates of Professional Competence) (Amendment) Regulations 2015. (17 December) 
     (-)

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016, laid under the Government of Wales Act 2006.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 National Health Service (Mandate Requirements) Regulations 2016, laid under the National Health Service Act 2006.   (51)

2 Administrative Forfeiture of Cash (Forfeiture Notices) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2016, laid under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.   (70)

Correction

In yesterday’s Minutes of Proceedings the following item, which was included as a Treaty subject to scrutiny under the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010, should have appeared as a Command Paper, as it was not subject to Parliamentary procedure.

Taxation-Convention between the United Kingdom and Kosovo for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital.

(9192).

Divisions on 27 January 2016 

Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Division No. 1

Lord Low of Dalston moved amendment 41, to leave out clause 13. The House divided:

Contents 283

Not-contents 198

Contents

Aberdare, L.

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Addington, L.

Ahmed, L.

Allan of Hallam, L.

Alli, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Andrews, B.

Armstrong of Hill Top, B.

Bach, L.

Bakewell, B.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L.

Beecham, L.

Beith, L.

Benjamin, B.

Berkeley, L.

Berkeley of Knighton, L.

Best, L.

Bhatia, L.

Bilimoria, L.

Blunkett, L.

Boateng, L.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Borrie, L.

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B.

Bradshaw, L.

Bragg, L.

Brennan, L.

Brinton, B.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Bruce of Bennachie, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Campbell of Surbiton, B.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Carlisle, Bp.

Carter of Coles, L.

Cashman, L.

Chandos, V.

Chester, Bp.

Chidgey, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Clement-Jones, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Colville of Culross, V.

Condon, L.

Corston, B.

Cotter, L.

Coussins, B.

Craigavon, V.

Crawley, B.

Cromwell, L.

Cunningham of Felling, L.

Darling of Roulanish, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.

Dholakia, L.

Donaghy, B.

Donoughue, L.

Doocey, B.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Durham, Bp.

Dykes, L.

Eames, L.

Elder, L.

Erroll, E.

Falkland, V.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Featherstone, B.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Fox, L.

Freyberg, L.

Gale, B.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Giddens, L.

Glasman, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Goudie, B.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Grey-Thompson, B.

Griffiths of Burry Port, L.

Grocott, L.

Hain, L.

Hameed, L.

Hamwee, B.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollins, B.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howe of Idlicote, B.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Humphreys, B.

Hunt of Chesterton, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Irvine of Lairg, L.

Janke, B.

Jay of Ewelme, L.

Jay of Paddington, B.

Jones, L.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Jowell, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kilclooney, L.

King of Bow, B.

Kinnock, L.

Kinnock of Holyhead, B.

Kinnoull, E.

Kirkhill, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Lane-Fox of Soho, B.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Layard, L.

Lea of Crondall, L.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lennie, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Liddle, L.

Linklater of Butterstone, B.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Livermore, L.

Loomba, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

Ludford, B.

McAvoy, L.

Macdonald of Tradeston, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Mallalieu, B.

Mandelson, L.

Manzoor, B.

Masham of Ilton, B.

Maxton, L.

Meacher, B. [Teller]

Mendelsohn, L.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Mitchell, L.

Morgan of Drefelin, B.

Morgan of Ely, B.

Morris of Aberavon, L.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Newby, L.

Northbourne, L.

Northover, B.

Nye, B.

Oates, L.

O’Neill of Bengarve, B.

O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.

Oxford and Asquith, E.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Patel, L. [Teller]

Patel of Bradford, L.

Pendry, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Plant of Highfield, L.

Portsmouth, Bp.

Prosser, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Ramsbotham, L.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Rea, L.

Rebuck, B.

Redesdale, L.

Rees of Ludlow, L.

Reid of Cardowan, L.

Rennard, L.

Richard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Robertson of Port Ellen, 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.

Sandwich, E.

Sawyer, L.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Sharkey, L.

Sharp of Guildford, B.

Sheehan, B.

Sherlock, B.

Shipley, L.

Slim, V.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Gilmorehill, B.

Smith of Newnham, B.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Steel of Aikwood, L.

Stephen, L.

Stern, B.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Strasburger, L.

Stunell, L.

Suttie, B.

Taverne, L.

Taylor of Blackburn, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Taylor of Goss Moor, L.

Temple-Morris, L.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Thornton, B.

Thurlow, L.

Tomlinson, L.

Tope, L.

Tunnicliffe, L.

Turnberg, L.

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.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Watts, L.

West of Spithead, L.

Wheeler, B.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Williams of Elvel, L.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Worcester, Bp.

Worthington, B.

Young of Hornsey, B.

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.

Armstrong of Ilminster, L.

Arran, E.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor, V.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Baker of Dorking, L.

Balfe, L.

Barker of Battle, L.

Bates, L.

Bell, L.

Berridge, B.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Borwick, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Boyce, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Caithness, E.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

Cumberlege, B.

Dannatt, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, 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 of West Stafford, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Finn, B.

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.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Greenway, L.

Griffiths of Fforestfach, L.

Hailsham, V.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

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.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Horam, L.

Howard of Lympne, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

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.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

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.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Marlesford, L.

Mawhinney, L.

Mobarik, B.

Mone, B.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Newlove, B.

Noakes, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Palumbo, L.

Pannick, L.

Patten, L.

Patten of Barnes, L.

Pidding, B.

Plumb, L.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Redfern, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

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.

Shrewsbury, E.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Somerset, D.

Spicer, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Tebbit, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trenchard, V.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Young of Graffham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Division No. 2

Baroness Manzoor moved amendment 45, after clause 15, to insert the new clause Universal Credit (Work Allowance). The House divided:

Contents 91

Not-contents 202

Contents

Addington, L.

Allan of Hallam, L.

Alton of Liverpool, L.

Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville, B.

Barker, B.

Beith, L.

Benjamin, B.

Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B.

Bradshaw, L.

Brinton, B.

Bruce of Bennachie, L.

Burnett, L.

Burt of Solihull, B.

Campbell of Pittenweem, L.

Chidgey, L.

Clancarty, E.

Clement-Jones, L.

Clinton-Davis, L.

Cotter, L.

Curry of Kirkharle, L.

Dholakia, L.

Doocey, B.

Eames, L.

Featherstone, B.

Foster of Bath, L.

Fox, L.

Garden of Frognal, B.

German, L.

Greaves, L.

Grender, B.

Grey-Thompson, B.

Hamwee, B.

Harris of Richmond, B.

Haskins, L.

Humphreys, B. [Teller]

Hussain, L.

Hussein-Ece, B.

Janke, B.

Jones of Cheltenham, L.

Kerr of Kinlochard, L.

Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.

Kramer, B.

Lee of Trafford, L.

Lester of Herne Hill, L.

Loomba, L.

Ludford, B.

McNally, L.

Maddock, B.

Manzoor, B.

Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.

Newby, L. [Teller]

Northover, B.

Oates, L.

Oxford and Asquith, E.

Paddick, L.

Palmer of Childs Hill, L.

Pinnock, B.

Purvis of Tweed, L.

Randerson, B.

Razzall, L.

Rennard, L.

Roberts of Llandudno, L.

Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.

Scott of Needham Market, B.

Sharkey, 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.

Stoneham of Droxford, L.

Storey, L.

Strasburger, L.

Stunell, L.

Suttie, B.

Taverne, L.

Teverson, L.

Thomas of Gresford, L.

Thomas of Winchester, B.

Tope, L.

Tyler, L.

Tyler of Enfield, B.

Wallace of Tankerness, L.

Walmsley, B.

Wigley, L.

Williams of Crosby, B.

Willis of Knaresborough, L.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Arran, E.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Astor of Hever, L.

Attlee, E.

Balfe, L.

Bamford, L.

Barker of Battle, L.

Bates, L.

Berridge, B.

Bilimoria, L.

Black of Brentwood, L.

Borwick, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Caithness, E.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

Dannatt, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dunlop, L.

Dykes, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Elton, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fall, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Feldman of Elstree, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Finlay of Llandaff, B.

Finn, B.

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.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Greenway, L.

Hailsham, V.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

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.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howard of Lympne, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jopling, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kirkham, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lane-Fox of Soho, B.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Listowel, E.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Lothian, M.

Lupton, L.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McGregor-Smith, B.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Mancroft, L.

Marlesford, L.

Mawhinney, L.

Mawson, L.

Meacher, B.

Mobarik, B.

Mone, B.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morgan of Drefelin, B.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Newlove, B.

Noakes, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Loan, B.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Pannick, L.

Patel, L.

Patten of Barnes, L.

Pidding, B.

Plumb, L.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Redfern, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

St John of Bletso, 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.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Tebbit, L.

Trefgarne, L.

Trimble, L.

True, L.

Truscott, L.

Tugendhat, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Walpole, L.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wellington, D.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Division No. 3

Baroness Sherlock moved amendment 46A, after clause 15, to insert the new clause Universal Credit (Work Allowance) (No. 2). The House divided:

Contents 113

Not-contents 190

Contents

Adams of Craigielea, B.

Andrews, B.

Bach, L.

Bakewell, B.

Bassam of Brighton, L. [Teller]

Beecham, L.

Berkeley, L.

Blunkett, L.

Boateng, L.

Bragg, L.

Brennan, L.

Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.

Brookman, L.

Browne of Belmont, L.

Campbell-Savours, L.

Cashman, L.

Chandos, V.

Clancarty, E.

Clark of Windermere, L.

Collins of Highbury, L.

Corston, B.

Darling of Roulanish, L.

Davies of Oldham, L.

Donaghy, B.

Drake, B.

Dubs, L.

Elder, L.

Farrington of Ribbleton, B.

Faulkner of Worcester, L.

Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.

Golding, B.

Gordon of Strathblane, L.

Gould of Potternewton, B.

Grocott, L.

Hain, L.

Hannay of Chiswick, L.

Hanworth, V.

Harris of Haringey, L.

Hart of Chilton, L.

Haskins, L.

Haworth, L.

Hayter of Kentish Town, B.

Healy of Primrose Hill, B.

Hollick, L.

Hollis of Heigham, B.

Howarth of Newport, L.

Howells of St Davids, B.

Howie of Troon, L.

Hoyle, L.

Hughes of Woodside, L.

Hunt of Kings Heath, L.

Jones, L.

Jones of Whitchurch, B.

Judd, L.

Kennedy of Cradley, B.

Kennedy of Southwark, L.

Kerslake, L.

King of Bow, B.

Kirkhill, L.

Lawrence of Clarendon, B.

Layard, L.

Liddle, L.

Lipsey, L.

Lister of Burtersett, B.

Livermore, L.

Low of Dalston, L.

McAvoy, L.

McFall of Alcluith, L.

McIntosh of Hudnall, B.

MacKenzie of Culkein, L.

McKenzie of Luton, L.

Mallalieu, B.

Maxton, L.

Meacher, B.

Monks, L.

Morgan of Drefelin, B.

Morris of Handsworth, L.

Morris of Yardley, B.

Murphy of Torfaen, L.

Nye, B.

O’Loan, B.

Pendry, L.

Pitkeathley, B.

Radice, L.

Ramsay of Cartvale, B.

Rebuck, B.

Richard, L.

Rooker, L.

Rosser, L.

Rowlands, L.

Sawyer, L.

Scotland of Asthal, B.

Sherlock, B.

Smith of Basildon, B.

Smith of Gilmorehill, B.

Snape, L.

Soley, L.

Stevenson of Balmacara, L.

Stoddart of Swindon, L.

Stone of Blackheath, L.

Taylor of Bolton, B.

Temple-Morris, L.

Thornton, B.

Tomlinson, L.

Tunnicliffe, L. [Teller]

Warwick of Undercliffe, B.

Watson of Invergowrie, L.

Watts, L.

Whitaker, B.

Whitty, L.

Wigley, L.

Wood of Anfield, L.

Young of Norwood Green, L.

Not-contents

Ahmad of Wimbledon, L.

Altmann, B.

Anelay of St Johns, B.

Arbuthnot of Edrom, L.

Ashton of Hyde, L.

Attlee, E.

Balfe, L.

Bamford, L.

Barker of Battle, L.

Bates, L.

Berridge, B.

Borwick, L.

Bottomley of Nettlestone, B.

Bourne of Aberystwyth, L.

Bowness, L.

Brabazon of Tara, L.

Brady, B.

Bridges of Headley, L.

Brougham and Vaux, L.

Caithness, E.

Carrington of Fulham, L.

Cathcart, E.

Cavendish of Furness, L.

Chalker of Wallasey, B.

Chisholm of Owlpen, B.

Colwyn, L.

Cooper of Windrush, L.

Cope of Berkeley, L.

Cormack, L.

Courtown, E.

Crathorne, L.

Crickhowell, L.

Curry of Kirkharle, L.

Dannatt, L.

De Mauley, L.

Deben, L.

Denham, L.

Dixon-Smith, L.

Dunlop, L.

Dykes, L.

Eaton, B.

Eccles, V.

Elton, L.

Evans of Bowes Park, B.

Fall, B.

Farmer, L.

Faulks, L.

Feldman of Elstree, L.

Fink, L.

Finkelstein, L.

Finn, B.

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.

Goodlad, L.

Goschen, V.

Grade of Yarmouth, L.

Green of Hurstpierpoint, L.

Greenway, L.

Hailsham, V.

Harding of Winscombe, B.

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.

Home, E.

Hooper, B.

Hope of Craighead, L.

Horam, L.

Howard of Lympne, L.

Howard of Rising, L.

Howe, E.

Howell of Guildford, L.

Hunt of Wirral, L.

Inglewood, L.

James of Blackheath, L.

Jenkin of Kennington, B.

Jopling, L.

Keen of Elie, L.

Kirkham, L.

Knight of Collingtree, B.

Lamont of Lerwick, L.

Lane-Fox of Soho, B.

Lang of Monkton, L.

Lansley, L.

Lawson of Blaby, L.

Leigh of Hurley, L.

Lexden, L.

Lindsay, E.

Lingfield, L.

Liverpool, E.

Livingston of Parkhead, L.

Lothian, M.

Lupton, L.

Lyell, L.

McColl of Dulwich, L.

MacGregor of Pulham Market, L.

McGregor-Smith, B.

McIntosh of Pickering, B.

Mackay of Clashfern, L.

Magan of Castletown, L.

Maginnis of Drumglass, L.

Mancroft, L.

Marlesford, L.

Mawhinney, L.

Mawson, L.

Mobarik, B.

Mone, B.

Moore of Lower Marsh, L.

Morris of Bolton, B.

Moynihan, L.

Naseby, L.

Nash, L.

Neville-Jones, B.

Newlove, B.

Noakes, B.

Northbrook, L.

Norton of Louth, L.

O’Cathain, B.

O’Neill of Gatley, L.

O’Shaughnessy, L.

Pannick, L.

Patel, L.

Patten of Barnes, L.

Pidding, B.

Plumb, L.

Polak, L.

Popat, L.

Porter of Spalding, L.

Prior of Brampton, L.

Redfern, B.

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.

Ridley, V.

Risby, L.

Robathan, L.

Rock, B.

Rowe-Beddoe, L.

Ryder of Wensum, L.

St John of Bletso, 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.

Smith of Hindhead, L.

Stedman-Scott, B.

Sterling of Plaistow, L.

Stowell of Beeston, B.

Strathclyde, L.

Stroud, B.

Suri, L.

Taylor of Holbeach, L. [Teller]

Tebbit, L.

Trefgarne, L.

True, L.

Ullswater, V.

Verma, B.

Wakeham, L.

Warsi, B.

Wasserman, L.

Wellington, D.

Wheatcroft, B.

Whitby, L.

Willetts, L.

Williams of Trafford, B.

Young of Cookham, L.

Younger of Leckie, V.

 

Prepared 27th January 2016