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House of Lords Business

Wednesday 10 February 2016 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

*Lord Harries of Pentregarth to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to implement their new policy restricting how government grants to charities may be used.

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [HL] Second Reading [The Chairman of Committees]

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity Bill [HL] Second Reading [The Chairman of Committees]

New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL] Second Reading [The Chairman of Committees]

Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 December 2015 be approved. 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on Monday 8 February

Infrastructure Planning (Onshore Wind Generating Stations) Order 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 January be approved. 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 23rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on Monday 8 February

Trade Union Bill Committee (day 2) [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 15th and 20th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee, 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to promote cycling as a safe means of transport. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

Baroness Prashar to move that the Grand Committee takes note of the Report from the European Union Committee A new EU Alcohol Strategy? (8th Report, Session 2014–15, HL Paper 123).

Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon] 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bates] 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bates] 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Lord Ashton of Hyde intends to move the following five motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) (No. 2) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde] 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Future Business 

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.

†*Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the food security situation in Zimbabwe in the light of the declaration of a state of disaster by the government of Zimbabwe on 2 February.

Baroness Altmann intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.

Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) Order 2016 Baroness Altmann to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 November 2015 be approved. 12th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on Monday 8 February

State Pension and Occupational Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 Baroness Altmann to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 30 November 2015 be approved. 12th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on Monday 8 February

Armed Forces Bill Second Reading [Earl Howe]

If the bill is read a second time, Earl Howe to move that the bill be committed to a Grand Committee.

Recall of MPs Act 2015 (Recall Petition) Regulations 2016 Lord Bridges of Headley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 15 December 2015 be approved. 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, 14th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end insert "but 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 Regulations, rather than in primary legislation."

Monday 22 February at 2.30pm

†*Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the report Old Problems, New Solutions: Improving acute psychiatric care for adults in England.

*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.

†Scotland Bill Committee (day 3) [Lord Dunlop] 6th Report from the Constitution Committee, 15th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

†European Union Referendum (Conduct) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bridges of Headley] 24th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lord Bridges of Headley intends to move the following three motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately to the extent desired.

†National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bridges of Headley] Instrument not yet reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bridges of Headley]

†National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bridges of Headley] Instrument not yet reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

†Pharmacy (Premises Standards, Information Obligations, etc.) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Prior of Brampton]

Baroness Altmann intends to move the following two motions en bloc: but if any Lord objects the motions must be moved separately.

†State Pension (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Altmann]

†Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Altmann]

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. (1 hour)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 17 February, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 19 February.

†Access to Palliative Care Bill [HL] Third Reading [Baroness Finlay of Llandaff]

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

Lord Grade of Yarmouth to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase understanding of the Middle East. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 18 February, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 22 February.

If the Committee stage of the Scotland Bill concludes on 22 February, it is expected that the Report stage will be taken.

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 (Dinner break business)

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 19 February, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 23 February.

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

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

†Friday 26 February at 10.00am

†NHS Charitable Trusts Etc Bill Second Reading [Baroness Massey of Darwen]

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

†Criminal Cases Review Commission (Information) Bill Second Reading [Lord Ramsbotham]

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

†Riot Compensation Bill Second Reading [Lord Trefgarne]

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

†Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill Second Reading [Lord Saatchi]

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

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.

Tuesday 1 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Hayward to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to meet representatives of the insurance industry to discuss their treatment of claims for whiplash injuries.

*Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their position that the proper law for determining whether British troops have committed war crimes should be the laws of armed conflict, otherwise known as international humanitarian law, rather than the European Convention on Human Rights.

*Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to help people on the living wage in London to own their own homes.

Wednesday 2 March at 3.00pm

*Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that every community continues to be served by a local pharmacy, in the light of their plans to cut funding to pharmacies in October.

*Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the Southern, Southeastern and Thameslink rail franchises, and what steps they intend to take to ensure that passengers on those routes receive an improved service.

*Baroness Sherlock to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect disabled people and victims of domestic violence from the effects of the under-occupancy charge.

Thursday 3 March at 11.00am

*Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what help they provide to Muslim students whose religious beliefs prevent them from taking interest-charging student loans.

*Lord Redesdale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many non-domestic water bills are estimated, rather than calculated through automatic meter readings.

*Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to tackle the incidence of deaths, serious assaults and incidents of self-harm in prison.

Monday 7 March at 2.30pm

*Lord Spicer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the £47.5 million grant made through the Homelessness Change programme for hostel bed refurbishment has been allocated to tackling rough sleeping.

*Viscount Ridley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what effect they expect Article 20 of the 2014 EU Tobacco Products Directive, when implemented in May, to have on the rate at which people give up smoking by the use of vaping devices.

*Lord Shipley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of affordable housing.

*Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will re-assess as a matter of urgency the Personal Independence Payment assessment which has led to many disabled people losing their existing entitlement to a Motability car.

†Tuesday 8 March at 2.30pm

†*Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the United Nations framework launched in November 2015 with the aim of preventing violence against women, gender inequality, discriminatory practices and harmful cultural and social norms.

†*Baroness Rebuck to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to improve the reading skills of 16 to 24 year-old women to ensure that they have a good start in life, and to support their wellbeing and social mobility.

†*Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are planning to take to increase the representation of women in political and public life.

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 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 Motion 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.

Motions relating to Delegated Legislation 

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

Baroness Manzoor to move that this House regrets that the draft Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 reduce incentives for low-income working people to increase their salaries, will lead to an increase in overpayments of tax credits, and could place families in additional hardship at the end of the financial year. 23rd Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

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)

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 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 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)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the principles of the circular economy, based on the re-use, repair, refurbishment and recycling of existing materials and products, to protect the environment, give new growth opportunities and avoid waste. (11 November)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they plan to take to relieve pressure on public services due to the consumption of alcohol. (11 November)

Baroness Browning to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve the speed and quality of autism diagnoses in the United Kingdom. (17 November) [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
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Lord Brabazon of Tara to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek an opt-out from provisions relating to e-cigarettes under Article 20 of the Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU), coming into force in May 2016. (17 November)

Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the development of British–Argentinian relations during 2015. (24 November)

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent they will implement the recommendations of the House of Commons International Development Committee in their report of July 2014, The UK’s Development Work in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. (26 November)

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the state of the rural economy. (30 November)

Lord Patel to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the financial sustainability of the five-year NHS plan. (1 December)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent NHS figures showing that 1,036 women and girls were treated for female genital mutilation during the period April to June 2015. (1 December)

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how quickly an economically active patient should be able to secure an appointment with their GP and how that compares with other professions. (8 December)

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current assessment of diversity in the British media. (8 December)

Viscount Astor to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards the introduction of the Horserace Betting Right. (9 December)

The Earl of Selborne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030. (10 December)

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage people to work longer and be adequately re-trained in later life, as part of their goal to resolve the challenge of skill shortages in certain sectors of the economy. (15 December)

Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for the redevelopment of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore; and in particular what the timings will be for that redevelopment. (21 December)

Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in supporting Sierra Leone to recover from the effects of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (21 December)

The Earl of Dundee to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote ongoing maternal care for children. (22 December)

Lord 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 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)

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect the natural resources of the occupied Palestinian territories. (2 February)

Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of trends in the provision of bus services in England and the environmental impact of those trends. (3 February)

Baroness Doocey to ask the Leader of the House what systems are in place to monitor the quality of responses given by government departments to parliamentary written questions. (3 February)

Baroness Morris of Bolton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to help achieve social, economic, cultural and political parity for women in the United Kingdom. (4 February)

Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Rural Payments Agency has failed to make payments to qualifying farmers within the timetable set out by ministers. (8 February)

Lord O’Shaughnessy to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the role of schools in promoting social integration. (8 February)

Baroness Humphreys to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of bilingualism and multilingualism to the enrichment of communities in the United Kingdom. (8 February)

Baroness McGregor-Smith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the issues faced by black and minority ethnic people in the workplace in Britain. (9 February)

Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made regarding the political situation in Turkey. (9 February)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of anaerobic digestion, including its contribution to the United Kingdom economy in general, in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, in enhancing farm resilience, and in improving soil condition. (9 February)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 9 February and due for answer by 23 February.

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what procurement process was followed to commission Bain and Company to support the vanguard programme in NHS England in deciding how to invest transformation funds; what is the value of that consultancy contract; and how value for money in that contract was established.   HL6017

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the experience that Bain and Company has to assess evidence to support transformation and potential for replication in terms of health services in the NHS context.   HL6018

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government how NHS England are ensuring that there is no conflict in how Bain and Company supports both vanguards in their application for funds, and NHS England in deciding how to allocate funds.   HL6019

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they made of the costs of closing NHS Direct at the time of the decision, and what was the actual cost of closing NHS Direct. 
   HL6020

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 27 January (HL5180), how they will ensure that the forecast increase in the level of podiatry commissions by 2020 will be met by the podiatry workforce; and what assessment they have made of the risks presented by the reduction in Health Education England commissioned student places in 2016–17 and the end of bursaries in August 2017.   HL6021

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total sum to date that has been paid in compensation to persons found guilty of terrorist-related offences in Northern Ireland whose convictions have been overturned because the activities of British agents were not disclosed to the courts; how many further such claims for compensation are pending; and whether compensation will be paid if more claims are made.   HL6022

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many claims for compensation by the victims of terrorism in Northern Ireland remain outstanding.   HL6023

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the percentage of child refugees to the UK from Syria and elsewhere who are from Muslim families, and whether the families of such refugees will be able to follow them in due course.   HL6024

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent finding by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine that pre-exposure prophylaxis could reduce HIV rates in men who have sex with men in the UK by between 40 and 60 per cent. 
   HL6025

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to make pre-exposure prophylaxis available in England to men who have sex with men in England who are at high risk of HIV.   HL6026

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government when a vaccine will be procured for the human papilloma virus vaccination programme for men who have sex with men.   HL6027

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the procurement of a human papilloma virus vaccination programme currently taking place includes the vaccine needed for men who have sex with men.   HL6028

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the human papilloma virus vaccination programme for men who have sex with men will commence.   HL6029

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the results from the latest Blueprint for Water Scorecard as launched on 6 November 2012.   HL6030

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to shorten the teacher training period for graduates in life science subjects by allowing them to qualify in a single subject, such as physics, where there are shortages in qualified teacher numbers.   HL6031

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many, and which, councils in England have followed the example of Hampshire and set up locally sourced food supplies for their schools or other council-run organisations.   HL6032

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they collect statistics on the durability of condensing boilers; and if so, how they compare with the types of boilers they have replaced.   HL6033

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many farmers were not in receipt of the Basic Payment Scheme payments by the end of January 2016; and whether any of those payments are expected to be paid to those living in areas affected by flooding in 2016.   HL6034

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions have been double flagged by the Crown Prosecution Service over the past three years using the flag for monitoring human trafficking, and the flag for monitoring child abuse.   HL6035

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions have taken place under section 71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 in each of the past three years.   HL6036

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have been charged under section 71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 in each of the past three years.   HL6037

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions have taken place under section 71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 in each of the past three years where the victim was under 18 at the time of the commission of the offence.   HL6038

Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many defendants have been convicted under section 71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 in each of the past five years where the victim was under 18 at the time of the commission of the offence.   HL6039

Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS trusts are responsible for the funding or provision of incontinence pads to residents of (1) care homes for personal care, and (2) care homes with nursing care.   HL6040

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many persons or family groups have received exceptional leave to enter or remain in the UK, outside the normal rules, for purposes of family re-union, in each year since 2011; and in each of those years, how many of those individuals given leave were related in ways other than as spouses or children under 18.   HL6041

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many persons for whom the British armed forces had a duty of care have been admitted to the UK for settlement in each year since 2001; and what sums of compensation have been paid for resettlement in other countries in that same period.   HL6042

Lord Laird to ask the Leader of the House, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 9 February (HL5480), what discussion she has had with the Northern Ireland Office about answering parliamentary written questions in full.   HL6043

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 9 February (HL5480), why that answer does not list (1) the precise dates in 2007 on which the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference met; (2) the specific topics discussed on each date; (3) who attended each meeting; and (4) what actions were taken as a result of each meeting.   HL6044

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report by the Fair Admissions Campaign and British Humanist Association last year claiming widespread breaches of the School Admissions Code among religiously selective schools, what assessment they have made of the impact on the number of breaches of the School Admissions Code of preventing groups and organisations from submitting objections to school admission arrangements.   HL6045

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps the Department for Education has taken to ensure that schools whose admission arrangements were objected to by the Fair Admissions Campaign in 2014 and 2015 have changed their arrangements in line with any determinations of the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.   HL6046

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the degree to which religious selection in schools leads to intakes that are socio-economically unrepresentative of their local area, and of the effect of the complexity of admission arrangements employed by religiously selective schools on the representativeness of such intakes.   HL6047

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the comment made in the 2014–15 annual report of the Chief Schools Adjudicator, that "the complex [admissions] arrangements of some schools do not serve local children well".   HL6048

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they propose to take, if any, to reduce the complexity of the admission arrangements employed by religiously selective schools, as highlighted in the report An Unholy Mess published by the Fair Admissions Campaign and the British Humanist Association last year, and the 2014–15 annual report of the Chief Schools Adjudicator, so that all parents are better able to understand what is required to gain admission to their local school.   HL6049

Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice or guidance, if any, they propose to provide to schools, in particular to religiously selective schools, regarding compliance with the School Admissions Code, in the light of the findings of the report An Unholy Mess, published by the Fair Admissions Campaign and the British Humanist Association last year, that a significant number of schools are failing to comply with the Code in various ways.   HL6050

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 4 January (HL4665) about access to hepatitis C treatment, how frequently NHS England will publish reports on the minimum data set and when the first set of data on patients being treated will be published.   HL6051

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to develop prison health workers’ understanding of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C.   HL6052

Lord Mancroft to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress Operational Delivery Networks have made in establishing services for prisoners diagnosed with hepatitis C.   HL6053

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Registered Intermediary Scheme will be extended to defendants in accordance with section 104 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. 
   HL6054

Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the terms of reference for the Ministry of Justice’s internal review of the Registered Intermediary Scheme.   HL6055

Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish the new rules governing the conduct of parish polls.   HL6056

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risk that issues around financing the provision of the Hinkley Point C power station will delay the commencement of that project.   HL6057

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 1 February (HL5390), whether the consent of both Houses of Parliament will be required before the granting of the BBC Royal Charter.   HL6058

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the figures, in real terms, for spending per head of the population on the NHS in 1997–98 and 2014–15.   HL6059

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether student unions are in receipt of public funds, and whether all university students are obliged to join unions.   HL6060

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Bates on 2 February (HLWS495), whether they intend to resist any proposal to allow the EU border guard to intervene directly in member states; and what assessment they have made of whether such an extension of EU powers would be made by way of treaty change and a UK referendum. 
   HL6061

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many individuals would receive medical or health benefits from eating bread fortified by folic acid.   HL6062

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any restrictions on the number of Freedom of Information requests an individual can make.   HL6063

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park on 26 January (HL5024), what is the timeframe of the discussions about the legality of essay mills between the Consumer and Markets Authority and the Quality Assurance Agency. 
   HL6064

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what support the British Embassy in Doha, Qatar, has given, or plans to give, the Patterson family whose daughter Lauren Patterson was murdered in Qatar in 2013, in the light of the decision by the Court of Cassation in Doha on 1 February 2015 to reject the guilty verdict against Badr Hashim Khamis Abdallah Al-Jabar.   HL6065

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park on 26 January (HL5024), what systems are in place to ensure that a standardised approach is taken by higher education institutions in relation to dealing with cheating, and to encourage best practice relating to plagiarism.   HL6066

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government,  further to the Written Answer by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park on 26 January (HL5024), whether the Quality Assurance Agency requests data from higher education institutions regarding the number of cases of plagiarism and how those cases were handled each year.   HL6067

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park on 26 January (HL5024), what assessment they have made of whether the specialist software Turnitin is able to detect whether a whole essay was not written by the person submitting, such as if that essay had been paid for from an essay mill.   HL6068

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to clarify the tax rules relating to fines imposed on banks.   HL6069

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for £50 notes no longer being issued by central banks in order to help tackle crime.   HL6070

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to support small and medium-sized enterprises in the light of the number of cyber attacks against them in 2015. 
   HL6071

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to impose large extra tax rises or spending cuts at short notice in order to meet their target of cutting the deficit by 2019–20.   HL6072

Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take to increase business confidence, in the light of uncertainty regarding the global economy and the EU referendum. 
   HL6073

Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether HM Treasury will publish records of external meetings held by special advisers to its ministers.   HL6074

Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills will publish records of external meetings held by special advisers to its ministers.   HL6075

Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department of Energy and Climate Change will publish records of external meetings held by special advisers to its ministers.   HL6076

Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for Education will publish records of external meetings held by special advisers to its ministers.   HL6077

Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department of Health will publish records of external meetings held by special advisers to its ministers.   HL6078

Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Home Office will publish records of external meetings held by special advisers to its ministers.   HL6079

Lord True to ask Her Majesty’s Government which parts of the Treaty of Le Touquet between the United Kingdom and France are dependent on the existence of the Treaties of the European Union, or incorporated within them.   HL6080

Lord True to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received any indication from the government of France that it would unilaterally abrogate the Treaty of Le Touquet were the people of the UK to vote to leave the European Union.   HL6081

Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assurances the Department of Health has received that neurology services will not be disadvantaged in comparison to other condition areas by the absence of national clinical leadership for neurology services, in the light of NHS England’s decision not to renew the role of National Clinical Director for adult neurology.   HL6082

Lord Wasserman to ask Her Majesty’s Government which police forces in England and Wales have employed officers through the Direct Entry (Superintendent) Programme since its inception; how many officers each of those forces has employed; and how many of those individuals were still employed as police officers in each of those forces on 1 February 2016.   HL6083

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Palestine about the re-opening the Red Cross offices closed by recent violence in Gaza. 
   HL6084

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Palestine about recent pronouncements by Mr Abbas praising the actions of Palestinians who have killed Israeli civilians.   HL6085

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

18 January (1 February)

HL5156 Lord Greaves [BIS]

21 January (4 February)

HL5340 Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead [BIS]

HL5348 Baroness Redfern [BIS]

25 January (8 February)

HL5386 Baroness Kramer [BIS]

HL5387 Baroness Kramer [BIS]

HL5388 Baroness Kramer [BIS]

HL5431 Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town [BIS]

26 January (9 February)

HL5479 Lord Hylton [DCLG]

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

[BIS] 7

[DCLG] 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

11 February

NHS Charitable Trusts Etc

Private Member’s

26 February

Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation)

Private Member’s

26 February

Riot Compensation

Private Member’s

26 February

Criminal Cases Review Commission (Information)

Private Member’s

26 February

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [HL]

Private

10 February

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity Bill [HL]

Private

10 February

New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL]

Private

10 February

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

 

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

22 February

Age of Criminal Responsibility [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Trade Union (Welsh Legislative Consent Motion rejected)

Government

10 February

Housing and Planning (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

 

Public Advocate [HL]

Private Member’s

 

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

Private Member’s

 

Waiting for Report

   

Online Safety [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Constitutional Convention [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Immigration

Government

 

Waiting for Third Reading

   

Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

23 February

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

 

Returned to the Commons Amended

   

Education and Adoption

Government

 

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

Government

 

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) [HL]

Government

 

Childcare [HL]

Government

 

Measures in Progress 

     

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

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

23rd Report

 

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

   

Draft Occupational Pension Schemes (Scheme Administration) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Draft Child Support (Deduction Orders and Fees) (Amendment and Modification) Regulations 2016

   

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

   

Draft Companies (Address of Registered Office) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Registrar of Companies and Applications for Striking Off (Amendment) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Building Societies (Floating Charges and Other Provisions) Order 2016

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

   

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

 

22 February

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

 

22 February

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

 

10 February

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016

 

10 February

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2016

 

10 February

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) (No. 2) Order 2016

 

10 February

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2016

 

10 February

Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016

 

10 February

Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2016

 

10 February

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

 

10 February

Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Order 2016

 

10 February

Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2016

 

22 February

Draft State Pension (Amendment) Regulations 2016

 

22 February

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

 

22 February

Draft European Union Referendum (Conduct) Regulations 2016

24th Report

22 February

Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2016

 

22 February

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

Draft Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) Order 2016

 

11 February

Draft State Pension and Occupational Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

 

11 February

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

 

10 February

Draft Infrastructure Planning (Onshore Wind Generating Stations) Order 2016

23rd Report

10 February

Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

7th Report

 

Draft Recall of MPs Act 2015 (Recall Petition) Regulations 2016

14th Report

11 February

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

20th Report

 

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

24th Report

 

Employment Allowance (Increase of Maximum Amount) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Employment Allowance (Excluded Companies) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Renewables Obligation Closure Etc. (Amendment) Order 2016

24th Report

 

Draft Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 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

   

Negative Instruments 

Instruments reported by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

 

Praying time expires

To be considered

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

24 February

   

23rd Report

   

Onshore Wind Generating Stations (Exemption) (England and Wales) Order 2016

3 March

 

   

24th Report

   

National Health Service Mandate Requirements

16 March

 

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.

Wednesday 10 February

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

9.45am

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

Thursday 11 February

   

Built Environment

Select Committee

10.00am

Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding

Select Committee

10.00am

Monday 22 February

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 23 February

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Equality Act 2010

Select Committee

3.15pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Sexual Violence in Conflict

Select Committee

3.30pm

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

3.45pm

Wednesday 24 February

   

Economic Affairs

Sub-Committee on the Finance Bill

3.30pm

Thursday 25 February

   

European Union

External Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Administration and Works

Domestic Committee

12 noon
in Committee Room G

Monday 29 February

   

Palace of Westminster

Joint Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 1 March

   

Procedure

Domestic Committee

12 noon

Tuesday 8 March

   

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Wednesday 9 March

   

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 16 March

   

Works of Art

Domestic Committee

4.15pm
in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Tuesday 9 February 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.

1 Retirement The Lord Speaker informed the House of the retirement with effect from 9 February of Lord Dixon under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014.

2 Leave of Absence Leave of absence was granted to Baroness Paisley of St George’s for the remainder of this Parliament.

Select Committee Reports

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

24th Report: 
Draft European Union Referendum (Conduct) Regulations 2016 
Draft Patents (European Patent with Unitary Effect and Unified Patent Court) Order 2016 
Draft Renewables Obligation Closure Etc. (Amendment) Order 2016 
National Health Service Mandate Requirements. (HL Paper 94)

4 Privileges and Conduct 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed.

Investigations and members leaving the House or taking leave of absence 
Guidance on participation in proceedings (4th Report, HL Paper 95)

5 Communications

The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

BBC Charter Review: Reith not revolution. (1st Report, HL Paper 96)

6 European Union 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

Europe in the world: Towards a more effective EU foreign and security strategy. (8th Report, HL Paper 97)

Public Business

7 Oil and gas: United Kingdom Continental shelf A question was asked by Lord Bruce of Bennachie and answered by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.

8 Housing estates A question was asked by Baroness Janke and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

9 Walking and cycling A question was asked by Baroness Barker and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

10 Daesh: genocide A question was asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool and answered by the Earl of Courtown.

11 Transport for London Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees moved that the Commons message of 17 November 2015 be now considered; and that the promoters of the Transport for London Bill [HL], which was originally introduced in this House in Session 2010–12 on 24 January 2011, should have leave to proceed with the Bill in the current Session according to the provisions of Private Business Standing Order 150B (Revival of bills). The motion was agreed to and a message was sent to the Commons.

12 Welfare Reform and Work Bill The bill was read a third time. Amendments 1 to 5 were agreed to. Then the bill was passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.

13 Housing and Planning Bill The bill was considered in Committee. Amendments 3 to 6, 8 and 16 were agreed to. The House resumed.

14 Immigration Bill The bill was reported from the Grand Committee with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 96)

15 Foreign and Commonwealth Office: funding A question was asked by Lord Luce and, after debate, answered by the Earl of Courtown.

16 Housing and Planning Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 19. The House resumed after amendment 23.

The House adjourned at 10.22pm until Wednesday 10 February at 3.00pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.30pm.

Immigration Bill The Grand Committee considered the bill, beginning with amendment 239. Amendments 239C, 241B to 241E, 242A, 242B, 242D to 242F, 242H, 242K, 243, 244, 245B and 246 were agreed to. It was ordered that the bill be reported with amendments.

The Committee adjourned at 7.46pm.

Papers 

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

Negative Instrument

The following instrument was laid before the House:

Football Spectators (2016 European Championship Control Period) Order 2016, laid under the Football Spectators Act 1989.    (141)

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

Report of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament on the draft Investigatory Powers Bill, laid under the Justice and Security Act 2013.

 

Prepared 9th February 2016