House of Lords Business

Tuesday 2 February 2016 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take, in the light of the report by the Groceries Code Adjudicator regarding Tesco’s supplier payment policy, to address the late payment of commercial debt.

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

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to move that the order of commitment be discharged.

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

Future Business 

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.

†*Lord Clinton-Davis to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the World Health Organisation’s analysis in the Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity, they support the proposal of the National Health Service to introduce a sugar tax.

Trade Union Bill Baroness Neville-Rolfe to move that it be an instruction to the Committee of the whole House to which the Trade Union Bill has been committed that they consider the Bill in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 15
Schedules 1 and 2
Clauses 16 and 17
Schedule 3

Clauses 18 and 19
Schedule 4
Clauses 20 to 23
Title.

†Immigration Bill Committee (day 4) [Lord Bates] 7th Report from the Constitution Committee, 17th, 18th and 19th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee

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 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.

Thursday 25 February at 11.00am

*Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many tax treaties with developing countries are currently under negotiation, and what principles underpin the United Kingdom approach to those negotiations.

*Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, when steel is required for a government contract, they will specify that it be British.

*Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what specialist skills have been recruited into the armed forces as a result of the Future Force 2020 programme.

†Monday 29 February at 2.30pm

†*Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce the environmental impact of small parcel deliveries.

†*Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of continuing military offensives against civilians in Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan by the government of Sudan, and whether they plan to reconsider as a matter of urgency the provision of humanitarian aid to civilians in that area.

†*Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the most recent quarterly migration statistics.

†*Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reassure black and minority ethnic patients, carers and users of mental health services that they are not being prescribed higher levels of psychiatric medication than those from other community groups.

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 edition available on Mondays. 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.

Motions 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). 22nd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to move that this House regrets that the Government have made the decision to legislate on restrictions of use, supply and disclosure of the marked register following a recall petition in the draft Recall of MPs Act 2015 (Recall Petition) Regulations 2016, rather than in primary legislation. 14th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Lord Beecham to move that this House regrets that the draft Civil Proceedings, Family Proceedings and Upper Tribunal Fees (Amendment) Order 2016 further increases enhanced fees in certain proceedings that will be detrimental to victims of domestic violence and disproportionately discriminate against women; is concerned that the Government have acted against the advice of the Lord Chief Justice, Master of the Rolls, and the President of the Family Division, among others; and notes the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee’s disappointment that despite strong concern expressed by respondents to the public consultation the Government give no policy justification other than the generation of income. 20th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

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)

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what the National Health Service is doing to meet the needs of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women. (28 January)

Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are considering to enhance the independence and effectiveness of Healthwatch England and of local Healthwatch groups. (1 February)

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to reinstating the Department for International Development’s country programme in Burundi. (1 February)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 1 February and due for answer by 15 February.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 26 January (HL4928), whether any assets linked to North Korean individuals or organisations that are not associated with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) nuclear programmes are held in the UK; and what steps they are taking to freeze assets held by individuals or organisations that are not associated with the DPRK nuclear programme that they suspect to be linked to weapons proliferation, smuggling, money laundering, or human rights abuses in North Korea.   HL5645

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health, Melanie Johnson, on 11 May 2004 (HC Deb, col 315W), by Lord Darzi of Denham on 21 April 2008 (WA 235) and by Lord Prior of Brampton on 27 January (HL5039), whether it remains the case that lay summaries of research proposals submitted to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) are placed on its website with an invitation to the public to submit comments; if so, when the last licence applications and lay summaries were placed on its website; where and when the title of the licence application to use CRISPR-Cas9 and the lay summary submitted by the applicant were published on the HFEA website; and why the section of the HFEA website that describes human embryo research awaiting approval (http://www.hfea.gov.uk/167.html) has continued to state that there "are currently no research projects awaiting approval".   HL5646

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has received that bona fide trophectoderm stem cells have already been successfully derived and propagated from human embryos; whether any such stem cell lines have been deposited in the UK Stem Cell Bank; and if so, when.   HL5647

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 24 July 2015 (HL1524), how many modifications can be made to an existing research licence previously approved by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority before it can no longer be legitimately considered as essentially the same research project as that for which a licence was originally sought; and what sort of modifications can be made to an existing research licence before it is no longer considered to have exactly the same aims as those in the initial licence application that were originally deemed to fulfil the purposes specified in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 as amended.   HL5648

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 27 January (HL5039), whether they are now able to say whether a stated aim of the recently approved application by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to perform genome editing in human embryos by means of CRISPR-Cas9 is to better understand why miscarriages occur in some pregnancies; and if not, whether the description of that research that will be made public will disclose the specific assay the researchers concerned had proposed using to determine whether embryos subjected to gene editing might be either able or unable to implant in a womb.    HL5649

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to minimise the risk to aircraft from the use of drones, and whether those steps include a system of registration of ownership.
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what (1) proportion, and (2) volume, of excavated spoil from each of the Thames Tideway Tunnel construction sites will be transported from them by river.   HL5651

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 28 January (HL Deb, col 1405), what is the estimated cost of the next two years’ work by Network Rail that has now been cancelled on (1) the stabilisation of the cliff between Parsons and Teignmouth, and (2) breakwaters, groynes and revetments in the Dawlish area; and what are the new estimated completion dates for those works.   HL5652

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what economic benefits are attributed in the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs document of October 2015 Creating a River Thames fit for our future: An updated strategic and economic case for the Thames Tideway Tunnel to (1) the Lee Tunnel, and (2) the Thames Tideway Tunnel.   HL5653

Lord Boswell of Aynho to ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each government department, from July to December 2015, on how many occasions the scrutiny reserve resolution in (1) the House of Lords, and (2) the House of Commons, was overridden, and in respect of how many documents an override occurred in (1) both Houses, or (2) either House.   HL5654

Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty’s Government what conclusions they have drawn from the recent study of the UK’s future rotary wing requirements carried out by the Joint Helicopter Command.   HL5655

Baroness Featherstone to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect work to commence on the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.   HL5656

Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq of the reported construction by Kurdish forces of a trench dividing Iraqi territory, and what discussions they have had with (1) the government of Iraq, (2) the Kurdistan Regional Government, (3) the United States, and (4) Turkey, about that development.   HL5657

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on patients of the decision by NHS England to refuse funding for micro-processor knees.
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the decision by NHS England to refuse funding for micro-processor knees is consistent with its Five Year Forward View, which states that the NHS needs to adapt to take advantage of the opportunities that science and technology offer patients and carers.   HL5659

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the cost of giving free prescriptions to students in full-time education.   HL5660

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how much the average student spends per year on prescriptions.   HL5661

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether students qualify for the NHS Low Income Scheme.   HL5662

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the NHS Low Income Scheme refers to personal income or family income with regard to university students.   HL5663

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have participated in to reduce unemployment in Kosovo, in particular among young people; and what assessment they have made of whether the recently ratified EU Stabilisation and Association Agreement will have a significant impact on unemployment in that country, and if so, how.   HL5664

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel following the arrest of three members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Hatim Qufayshah, Isa al-Ja’bari, and Muhammad Abu-Tayr; and whether they will take steps to discover what charges, if any, will be brought against them, and whether they will be released on bail.
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many persons are now officially held in detention without charge in Iraq, and their affiliations, and what steps they are taking to collect accurate data about such detainees.   HL5666

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of eyewitness accounts of starvation from across Syria; what action they have taken following that assessment; and in particular whether they will discuss with the government of Russia the provision of supplies by land and by air.   HL5667

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Turkey about attacks on the freedom of the media in the light of the number of journalists imprisoned, awaiting trial, and refused accreditation, and the number of TV channels that have been closed.   HL5668

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Turkey about the number of children killed by military and police action in Turkey since June 2015.   HL5669

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to respond to the Institute of Race Relations’ recent analysis Prevent and the Children’s Rights Convention in which the new duties placed on schools to prevent children being drawn into terrorism have been tested against the key articles in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.   HL5670

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for the quality of social care and support systems, including independent living of the elderly and disabled people, of not providing extra funding for the Better Care Fund in 2016–17   HL5671

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the levels of social cohesion in towns in Britain, such as Boston in Lincolnshire.   HL5672

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what analysis has been undertaken about the impact and demands for public health and care services due to loneliness and isolation suffered by pensioners, in the light of the Local Government Association’s estimate that more than one million people aged over 65 are lonely.   HL5673

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to respond to the report by 4Children Britain’s Families Thriving or Striving?, and in particular the surveyed views of young people aged 16–24 that they wanted more political education in schools.   HL5674

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been spent on maintenance of (1) the Clifton Suspension Bridge, (2) the Tyne Bridge, and (3) the Severn Bridge, in the last five years.   HL5675

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel regarding its use of administrative detention.   HL5676

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel regarding the deaths of two people killed during protests in Gaza in mid January.
   HL5677

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have made to Israel’s reported decision to reject recommendation 13 of UNICEF’s report Children in Israeli Military Detention: Observations and Recommendations.   HL5678

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel with regard to the two Bedouin villages, Umm al-Ḥīrān and Atir, due to be destroyed by Israel in order to establish a new Jewish settlement and to plant a forest.   HL5679

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the arrest and detention of Mohammed Abu Tair.   HL5680

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Sierra Leone regarding the Safe Abortion Act 2015.   HL5681

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the size of the armed forces on 31 December in (1) 2009, (2) 2010, (3) 2011, (4) 2012, (5) 2013, (6) 2014, and (7) 2015.   HL5682

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reservists there were in the armed forces on 31 December in (1) 2009, (2) 2010, (3) 2011, (4) 2012, (5) 2013, (6) 2014, and (7) 2015.   HL5683

Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many regulars there were in the armed forces on 31 December in (1) 2009, (2) 2010, (3) 2011, (4) 2012, (5) 2013, (6) 2014, and (7) 2015.   HL5684

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the cost of the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation in each of the last 10 years.   HL5685

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 19 January (HL Deb, col 641) about the potential fortification of bread with folic acid to prevent neural tube defects in pregnancy, why they do not apply the argument "around choice and whether or not it is right to medicate the entire population for the benefit of a fairly small part of it" to the fluoridation of water supplies to prevent caries.   HL5686

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 16 January 2013 (HL4464) describing the Childsmile programme as "very encouraging", whether they can give further information about the benefits of the programme as an alternative to water fluoridation in addressing dental decay and social inequalities in dental health.
   HL5687

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 16 January 2013 (HL4464), whether the potential disadvantages as well as advantages of water fluoridation for young children "are enjoyed regardless of personal behaviour".   HL5688

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the percentage of water involved in fluoridation schemes that reaches the teeth of children it is designed to benefit, taking account of industrial, agricultural, municipal, domestic and other usage, and of the leakage from mains supplies.   HL5689

Lord Condon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in providing alternatives to Operation Stack in Kent in the event of further serious disruption to the operation of the channel ferries or the Channel Tunnel.   HL5690

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to ensure that treatment for bladder cancer under the NHS is accessible equally by all patients irrespective of home address.   HL5691

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the BCG vaccine treatment of bladder cancer.   HL5692

Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are giving to the campaign by Public Health England and various cancer charities to raise awareness of bladder cancer.   HL5693

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Neighbourhood Development Orders have been approved by referendum in each year since and including 2012; where those referendums were held; and what development each referendum authorised.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Deputy Leader, Pendle Borough Council
 HL5694

Lord Kinnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what applications for support have been submitted to the EU Globalisation Adjustment Fund since its inception; whether they intend to submit an application for support in order to support workers made redundant from the steel industry in the last year; and if not, why not.   HL5695

Lord Kinnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 30 December 2015 (HL4654), what (1) in-work, and (2) out-of-work, benefits were paid to recent EU migrants in households supported by the benefits system as at March 2013.   HL5696

Lord Kinnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the duration of (1) in-work, and (2) out-of-work, benefits paid to all recent EU migrants in households supported by the benefits system as at March 2013.   HL5697

Lord Kinnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the average (1) in-work, and (2) out-of-work, benefits paid to all recent EU migrants supported by the benefits system as at March 2013.
   HL5698

Lord Kinnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of all (1) in-work, and (2) out-of-work, benefits paid in the UK as at March 2013 was received by recent EU migrants.   HL5699

Lord Kinnock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the net migration to the UK in the year to March 2013.   HL5700

Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what specific steps they will take to ensure that the review of the statutory scheme for branded medicines takes into account the specificities of medicines derived from human blood plasma, in the light of the Council of Europe resolution on principles concerning human normal immunoglobulin therapies for immunodeficiency and other diseases (CM/RES(2015)2).   HL5701

Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define "vexatious" in relation to the objections submitted to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator by secularist campaigning groups over the last two years.   HL5702

Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of comments be the Chief Executive of Mumsnet stating that the Department for Education’s proposal to prevent organisations from objecting to the admission arrangements of schools will "add to parental dissatisfaction".   HL5703

Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact that preventing groups and organisations from objecting to school admissions arrangements will have on overall levels of compliance with the School Admissions Code.   HL5704

Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of compliance with the School Admissions Code across all schools, especially in the light of the report by the Fair Admissions Campaign and the British Humanist Association, An Unholy Mess, that claimed a widespread failure to comply among religiously selective schools in England.   HL5705

Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of objections submitted to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator by secularist campaign groups were upheld in the period from 2012 to 2015.   HL5706

Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many breaches of the School Admissions Code there have been as a consequence of groups and organisations being able to object to schools’ admission arrangements.   HL5707

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 27 January (HL5012), whether they will now provide a substantive answer to that question, and why they did not do so previously.   HL5708

Lord Quirk to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the report of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Building Skills for all: A Review of England, published in January, in respect of the report’s findings that (1) seven per cent of university graduates in England under the age of 35 have numeracy skills below level 2, and that 3.4 per cent have literacy skills below level 2; (2) competition between universities in England for the ablest students has intensified to the point that less successful universities have lowered their admission demands to attract applicants; and (3) with a record number of students now entering for degree courses, money should be diverted from universities and deployed to enhance basic school education.
   HL5709

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are aware of any proposals by the EU to prosecute charities and volunteers who give assistance to migrants arriving in Greece, and what assessment they have made of which articles of the EU treaties might provide authority for any such action.   HL5710

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the criticism of the European Commission by Robert Stack, the US Treasury Official in charge of international tax policy, for disproportionately targeting US companies; and under what articles of the EU treaties the EU can tax foreign enterprises.   HL5711

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what legal powers the EU has to intervene in the taxation arrangements agreed between HM Treasury and foreign-based firms, including Google, and what assessment they have made of whether HMRC could legally co-operate in any such EU action.   HL5712

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Court of Auditors’ report stating that EU farm projects to improve the environmental sustainability of EU farms are unreasonably costly; and what action they are taking to hold to account those who administer the Common Agricultural Policy.   HL5713

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total net immigration into the UK between 1997 and 2015.   HL5714

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the legalisation of same-sex marriage, they intend to legislate to allow heterosexual couples who wish to form civil partnerships to do so, and if not, why not.   HL5715

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support objections to a school’s admissions arrangements if those objections have been upheld.   HL5716

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to comments by Professor Ted Cantle of the iCoCo Foundation regarding their proposals to prevent organisations from objecting to the admissions arrangements of schools.   HL5717

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their recent proposal to prevent groups and organisations from objecting to the admissions arrangements of schools, what assessment they have made of whether the average parent has the expertise to identify and object to breaches of the School Admissions Code.   HL5718

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have changed their policy regarding allowing anyone or any organisation to object to a school’s admissions arrangements.   HL5719

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the report by the Fair Admissions Campaign and British Humanist Association, An Unholy Mess, and in particular that report’s recommendations that guidance be produced for schools to help them to ensure that they comply fully with the School Admissions Code.   HL5720

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken better to enforce compliance with the Schools Admissions Code among religiously selective schools, in the light of the findings of the report by the Fair Admissions Campaign and British Humanist Association, An Unholy Mess.   HL5721

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the UK competition authorities have made an assessment of the UK market in printer cartridges; and if so, what conclusions were reached.   HL5722

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any acknowledgement of the achievement by Network Rail in completing successfully over 99 per cent of its Christmas and New Year programme of 500 projects without impact on passengers.   HL5723

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the Department for International Development spent on mental health in low- and middle-income countries in 2015.   HL5724

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proportion of the Department for International Development funding for mental health in low- and middle-income countries has increased or decreased in the last year for which figures are available.   HL5725

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for International Development will value mental health equally with physical health in its funding decisions.   HL5726

Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government in the light of the recent inclusion of mental health targets under Sustainable Development Goal 3, whether the Department for International Development plans to review its strategy for funding mental health in low- and middle-income countries.   HL5727

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many deceased cats and dogs have been collected and identified by Highways England since the Department for Transport committed in March 2015 to ensure that it is mandatory for all new and existing contractors to collect and identify cats and dogs killed on the strategic road network.   HL5728

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many local authorities routinely scan pet cats and dogs that are the victims of road traffic accidents on local roads and where possible contact their owners.   HL5729

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps the East Midlands Strategic Clinical Network is taking to diagnose atrial fibrillation and prevent atrial fibrillation-related strokes.
   HL5730

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that best practice on diagnosing atrial fibrillation and preventing atrial fibrillation-related stroke is shared between Strategic Clinical Networks.   HL5731

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action NHS Improving Quality is taking to increase the number of general practitioner practices using the GRASP-AF tool.   HL5732

Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they made in their recent Evaluation of Gaming Machine (Circumstances of Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 of the evidence from the Gambling Commission that 633 cases of suspected money laundering were reported last year in the use of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals; and what conclusions they reached.   HL5733

Lord Fearn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many community projects the football pools have supported or promoted in the years (1) 2004, (2) 2005, and (3) 2015.   HL5734

Lord Fearn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support has been given to the British Olympic team during the years 2014 and 2015.   HL5735

Lord Fearn to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate, as a percentage of gross domestic product, of the economic importance of tourism to (1) England, (2) Wales, and (3) Northern Ireland, in (a) 2014 and (b) 2015.   HL5736

Lord Fearn to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many English piers have received government grants in (1) 2013, (2) 2014 and (3) 2015.   HL5737

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 19 January (HL4894) concerning the Belfast Agreement 1998, what is meant by "mutual interest and concern".   HL5738

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for ensuring that, in discussions under the Belfast Agreement 1998 with the government of the Republic of Ireland, only those entitled to attend the appropriate strands do so.   HL5739

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government who decides the agenda for discussions with the government of the Republic of Ireland under the Belfast Agreement 1998.   HL5740

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether those who work, or worked, in Northern Ireland, but reside in Great Britain, are entitled to the same level of equality and human rights as those who reside in Northern Ireland.   HL5741

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what contingency plans are in place, or in preparation, to address all possible outcomes of a referendum on the UK’s continued membership of the EU.   HL5742

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following his recent visits to France and Italy, whether there are plans for President Rouhani of Iran to visit the UK.   HL5743

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take for the protection of air passengers following the recent report of the UK Airprox Board of four near-miss incidents involving drones at UK airports.   HL5744

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current situation in Burundi; and whether they are concerned that the present levels of violence could lead to genocide.   HL5745

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action, if any, they plan to take as a result of the recent report of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers that 40 per cent of teachers in the UK have experienced violence from pupils in the past year.   HL5746

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the budget estimate in relation to the projects to be delivered in the 2015–16 grant application from the group Action on Smoking and Health and all other budget estimates received by the Department of Health in each of the last five years from that organisation.   HL5747

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the grant awarded to Action on Smoking and Health for 2015–16 relates to activities to be delivered beyond the end of the financial year; and, as the grant conditions stipulate that such activities must be delivered prior to that day, whether they will investigate.   HL5748

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to encourage countries hosting Syrian refugees in the region to allow non-governmental organisations to provide non-formal education opportunities.   HL5749

Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are 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.   HL5750

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]

18 January (1 February)

HL5084 Lord Beecham [HO]

HL5096 Baroness Sharp of Guildford [BIS]

HL5139 Lord Taylor of Warwick [BIS]

HL5156 Lord Greaves [BIS]

HL5157 Lord Greaves [DCMS]

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

[BIS] 3

[CO] 6

[DCLG] 1

[DCMS] 1

[HO] 1

 

Bills in Progress 

 

Type of Bill

To be considered

Waiting for Second Reading

   

Chancel Repairs [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Gambling (Categorisation and Use of B2 Gaming Machines) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Assisted Dying [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union Citizens (Electoral Rights) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Divorce (Financial Provision) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Cohabitation Rights [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Referendums (Local Authority Governance) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

European Union (Information, etc.) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Medical Innovation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Cats (Breeding and Sale) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Automatic Electoral Registration [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Referendums (Franchise) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Right to Die at Home [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Polling Day (Saturday) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Veterinary Nurses (Protection of Title) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Welfare of Women (Fertility Treatments) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Carers (Leave Entitlement) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Duchy of Cornwall [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bat Habitats Regulation [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Student Fees (Qualifying Persons) (England) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

International Development (Population Dynamics) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Regulation of Health and Social Care Professions Etc. [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Bread and Flour Regulations (Folic Acid) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Natural Environment [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Armed Forces

Government

 

NHS Charitable Trusts Etc

Private Member’s

 

Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation)

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

   

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

3 February

Trade Union (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion rejected)

Government

 

Housing and Planning

Government

 

Public Advocate [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

 

Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Measures in Progress 

   

To be considered

Waiting for Commons Affirmative Resolution

   

Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure

   

Diocesan Stipends Funds (Amendment) Measure

   

Affirmative Instruments in Progress 

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

 

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To be considered

Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

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

   

Draft 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

   

Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Election of Mayor with Police and Crime Commissioner Functions) Order 2016

   

Draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2016

   

Draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Scheme Administration) (Amendment) Regulations 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

 

Baroness Knight of Collingtree

24 March

 

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 2 February

   

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

4.00pm

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

Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

Joint Committee

3.00pm

Economic Affairs

Sub-Committee on the Finance Bill

3.30pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

Information

Select Committee

4.00pm

Thursday 4 February

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Built Environment

Select Committee

10.00am

Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding

Select Committee

10.00am

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

12 noon
in Residence Room 1

Monday 8 February

   

Palace of Westminster

Joint 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

Tuesday 1 March

   

Procedure

Domestic Committee

12 noon

Wednesday 9 March

   

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Monday 1 February 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Norwich.

1 Retirement The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the House that he had received written notice from Baroness Knight of Collingtree under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014 stating that she would retire from the House on 24 March.

Public Business

2 Saudi Arabia: executions A question was asked by Baroness Falkner of Margravine and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

3 Internet banking A question was asked by Lord Sharkey and answered by Lord Ashton of Hyde.

4 Busking A question was asked by Lord Clement-Jones and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

5 Palestine A question was asked by Baroness Tonge and answered by Baroness Anelay of St Johns.

6 Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill A bill to make provision for access to innovative medical treatments; and for connected purposes was brought from the Commons. It was read a first time and ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 93)

7 Immigration Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 160. Amendments 165 to 168, 170, 174 and 175 were agreed to. The House resumed.

8 National Health Service: Trust finances Lord Prior of Brampton repeated as a statement the answer to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

9 Immigration Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 184. Amendments 195 to 200, 202 to 209 and 214 to 214E were agreed to. The House resumed.

10 Neglected Tropical Diseases A question was asked by Lord Trees and, after debate, answered by Baroness Verma.

11 Immigration Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 216. Amendments 224E to 224K were agreed to. The House resumed after amendment 226C.

The House adjourned at 10.55pm until Tuesday 2 February 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.

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Election of Mayor with Police and Crime Commissioner Functions) Order 2016, laid under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

2 Draft Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2016, laid under the Pensions Act 2008.

3 Draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Scheme Administration) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Pensions Act 1995.

 

Prepared 2nd February 2016