House of Lords Business

Thursday 11 February 2016 at 11.00am

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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

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

†Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2016 Lord Bates to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 11 January be approved. 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on Wednesday 10 February

†Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 Lord Bates to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 18 November 2015 be approved. 11th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on Wednesday 10 February

†Armed Forces Bill Second Reading [Earl Howe] 21st Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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."

Future Business 

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.

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

†Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Order 2016 Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the Order laid before the House on 25 January be approved. 16th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on Wednesday 10 February

†Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016 Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 16 December 2015 be approved. 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on Wednesday 10 February

†Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2016 Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 16 December 2015 be approved. 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on Wednesday 10 February

†Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) (No. 2) Order 2016 Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 16 December 2015 be approved. 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on Wednesday 10 February

†Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2016 Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 16 December 2015 be approved. 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on Wednesday 10 February

†Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016 Lord Ashton of Hyde to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 December 2015 be approved. 14th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on Wednesday 10 February

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

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen 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 [Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen]

†Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen]

†National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen]

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.

†Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 12 January be approved. 15th Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, considered in Grand Committee on Wednesday 10 February

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

†Trade Union Bill Committee (day 3) [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 15th and 20th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee, 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

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. (Lunch 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.

†Wednesday 9 March at 3.00pm

†*Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the principal lessons that can be learned from communities affected by the Ebola epidemic in preparedness for future health crises.

†*Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they are proposing to prevent some parents and organisations from objecting to violations of the School Admissions Code.

†*Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of adults attending part-time higher or further education classes while maintaining a career.

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)

Lord Grantchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to reform the Pet Travel Scheme in the light of evidence of abuse. (10 February)

The Earl of Glasgow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for a hub airport in the United Kingdom, and where it should be located. (10 February)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their proposal to prevent civil society organisations from objecting to violations of the School Admissions Code, what assessment they have made of the extent to which compliance with that Code is monitored and enforced. (10 February)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 10 February and due for answer by 24 February.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government under what circumstances embryonic stem cell lines that have been derived from human embryos subjected to genome editing by means of CRISPR-Cas9 would be considered to conform to good manufacturing practice and classed as clinical grade by either the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority or the UK Stem Cell Bank. 
   HL6086

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 8 February (HL5360) and the Written Answer by the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Hugo Swire, on 29 January (HC23512), whether the UK will act on the information that officials from a number of state institutions and ministries of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea are responsible for possible crimes against humanity in North Korea, and ensure that there is no impunity for those accused of serious human rights violations. 
   HL6087

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many meetings have been held between senior officials of the UK and representatives of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea since the release of the report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on 7 February 2014.   HL6088

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government which Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ministries’ representatives the British Embassy in Pyongyang has met since the release of the report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on 7 February 2014.   HL6089

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they did not respond to correspondence sent by the UN Panel of Experts, as listed in UN Security Council Report S/2015/131; and whether they have investigated the actions of Princess Yachts International in the light of the sighting of the Princess 95MY yacht in North Korea in 2013.   HL6090

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to investigate and address the role of the Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in London in evading UN Security Council sanctions in respect of their submission of vessel registration changes to the International Maritime Organisation in 2014; and what assessment they have made of the involvement of embassies of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea worldwide in sanctions evasion.   HL6091

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to publish responses to the consultation on the draft Shaw Report on the future structure of Network Rail.   HL6092

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to consult on any recommendations contained in the Shaw Report on the future of Network Rail due to be published in March.   HL6093

Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether they will meet their target of doubling exports by 2020.   HL6094

Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the proportion of exports that will be sold to other EU member states by 2020.   HL6095

Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect that the EU referendum will have on their target of doubling exports by 2020.   HL6096

Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on exports of the decision to reduce the budget of UK Trade and Investment.   HL6097

Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in the integration of female soldiers into close combat units in the Army.   HL6098

Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty’s Government what infrastructure preparations have been made for the integration of female soldiers into close combat units in the Army; and what is their estimate of the cost of any such preparations to date.   HL6099

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have undertaken any analysis to determine why there has been an increase in the number of homeless people; and, if so, what assessment they have made of the impact of the Homeless Prevention Fund provided to local authorities and increased funding of programmes for the homeless.   HL6100

Baroness Gould of Potternewton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to repeal the provisions contained within the Vagrancy Act 1824, which allow for homeless people to be arrested for begging.   HL6101

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consulted the Charity Commission prior to their announcement on 6 February that charities would no longer be able to use any government grant to influence policy, and if so, what advice the Charity Commission gave. 
   HL6102

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will suspend their new policy, announced on 6 February, on charitable sector campaigning, in the light of the announcement by the Cabinet Office minister Matthew Hancock MP that the sector would face additional restrictions on such activity, so as to allow time for parliamentary debate on this issue. 
   HL6103

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their new prosperity fund will give priority to countries with large refugee and migrant populations, lack of own resources, or tourism reduced by wars, such as Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia.   HL6104

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Bates on 9 February (HL Deb, col GC142), which British personnel or organisations are now "search[ing] out the most vulnerable in the camps at Calais and Dunkirk".   HL6105

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they or the EU plan to produce a simple guide to the Dublin III Regulations for potential applicants for asylum and their advisers; and if so, whether that guide will be made available, at least in English and French, at refugee camps in Calais and Dunkirk, and at other points of entry into the EU.   HL6106

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has access to the refugees in camps at Calais and Dunkirk; and if not, whether they will discuss the matter with the government of France.   HL6107

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty’s Government what stage they have reached in their consideration of amending legislation in order to ensure that convicted murderers who persist in refusing to reveal the location of bodies of victims are prevented from being released on parole; and when they expect to introduce legislation to that effect.   HL6108

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many NHS and Public Health England (PHE) medical or microbiology laboratories (1) are, and (2) are not, currently ISO 15189 accredited; and what is the schedule for such accreditation of NHS and PHE laboratories.   HL6109

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many NHS and Public Health England laboratories that carry out Lyme borreliosis testing (1) are, and (2) are not, ISO 15189 accredited; and when they expect the Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory to be so accredited.   HL6110

The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to relocate testing for Lyme borreliosis away from the Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory; and if so, when they expect the move to take place, and whether the new laboratory will be ISO 15189 accredited at the time of the transfer.   HL6111

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps the Department of Health plans to take to ensure that it complies with the announcement of the Cabinet Office on 6 February that no payments or grants awarded to organisations should be used for the influencing or attempted influencing of (1) Parliament, government or political parties, (2) the awarding or renewal of contracts and grants, or (3) legislative or regulatory action.   HL6112

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review the grant awarded to the organisation Action on Smoking and Health in the current financial year in the light of the announcement by the Cabinet Office on 6 February in relation to charity funding.   HL6113

Lord Rea to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risk of a driver’s involvement in a collision involving injuries or death when they have a blood alcohol concentration of 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood or more; and how that assessment of risk compares with that made when the alcohol limit for drivers was set in 1967.   HL6114

Lord Rea to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to advise drivers of the risks involved in driving after drinking alcohol.   HL6115

Lord Rea to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent studies of driver impairment after drinking alcohol, and whether those studies support the current alcohol limit for drivers.   HL6116

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the consultation promised by the Prime Minister in his speech of 28 July 2015 at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore regarding property ownership and "extending what we currently ask of UK companies to foreign companies" will commence.   HL6117

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what date the Anti-Corruption Summit in London referred to by the Prime Minister in his speech in Singapore on 28 July 2015 will take place; who will be invited; whether there will be opportunities for anti-corruption organisations to participate; and how the British Overseas Territories will be involved in that Summit.   HL6118

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government which department is leading on preparations for the Anti-Corruption Summit planned in London following the Prime Minister’s Speech in Singapore on 28 July 2015.   HL6119

Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether UK political parties will be invited to attend and participate in the Anti-Corruption Summit planned in London following the Prime Minister’s speech in Singapore on 28 July 2015.   HL6120

Lord Rowlands to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the European Commission on when their revision of the European Arrest Warrant handbook will be issued.
   HL6121

Lord Rowlands to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have on how many European Arrest Warrants were sought by individual member states in 2015, and how many were executed.   HL6122

Lord Wallace of Tankerness to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to support Bite the Ballot’s National Voter Registration Drive 2016, as well as the efforts by other organisations to engage and register (1) attainers, and (2) young voters, ahead of the elections in May and the EU referendum.   HL6123

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent their proposed new restrictions on lobbying by charities extend the existing restrictions imposed by charity legislation.   HL6124

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government why the NHS Trust Development Authority has not published the findings of the review of whistle-blowing and governance at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.   HL6125

Baroness Morgan of Ely to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the legal advice sought from First Treasury Counsel in relation to the impact of the Trade Union Bill on the devolved administrations of the UK, in particular in relation to Wales; and whether they will place a copy of that advice in the Library of the House.   HL6126

Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they have offered the British Olympic Association regarding the potential health threat posed by the Zika virus to members of Team GB preparing in Brazil and competing at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.   HL6127

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide an analysis of the main funding sources for those arrested in the UK for alleged terrorist activities as categorised in the 2015 European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report.   HL6128

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 26 January (HL Deb, col 1152), which two cases remain outstanding in respect of preventing Leveson part 2 from taking place.   HL6129

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the meeting on 9 February between the original member states of the EU, and the re-commitment by those member states to "an ever closer union" and a "two-speed Europe".   HL6130

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they anticipate imminent proposals by the European Commission compelling member states to send gas supplies to any other state in the case of emergencies; and if they expect such proposals to be brought forward, whether any decision would be taken by qualified majority voting or unanimity.   HL6131

Lord Stoddart of Swindon to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 9 February (HL5598 and HL5599), whether they intend to reject calls to impose a sugar tax.   HL6132

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Earl Howe on 10 February, whether a ministerial direction has been given to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence to continue spending on the Vanguard successor submarine programme.   HL6133

Baroness Wolf of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many EU-domiciled students received Student Loan Company support in each of the last three years, broken down by individual country of domicile.   HL6134

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many meetings took place between May 2015 and January 2016 inclusive, in which ministers from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport discussed the future of Channel 4.   HL6135

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many meetings took place between May 2015 and January 2016 inclusive, in which ministers from HM Treasury discussed the future of Channel 4.   HL6136

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what dates between May 2015 and January 2016 inclusive, meetings took place in which ministers from HM Treasury discussed the future of Channel 4.   HL6137

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government on what dates between May 2015 and January 2016 inclusive, meetings took place in which ministers from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport discussed the future of Channel 4.   HL6138

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government which Special Advisers and Permanent Secretaries attended any meetings in which ministers from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport discussed the future of Channel 4 between May 2015 and January 2016 inclusive. 
   HL6139

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government which Special Advisers and Permanent Secretaries attended any meetings in which ministers from HM Treasury discussed the future of Channel 4 between May 2015 and January 2016 inclusive.   HL6140

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many farming businesses have applied for funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Flood Recovery Programme. 
   HL6141

Baroness Byford to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the introduction of the National Living Wage on horticultural businesses that employ large numbers of seasonal workers.   HL6142

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 2 February (HL5483), when they next expect to review their national policy on development in Green Belt land in England.   HL6143

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 1 February (HL5287), whether they intend to ask the National Infrastructure Commission to undertake work on railway links between London and South West England; and if not, why not.   HL6144

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 22 January (HL4915), what is the longest period that any individual detainee has been held in an immigration detention centre.   HL6145

Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 22 January (HL4917), whether they have plans to ask the Commonwealth authorities to publish compliance tables in respect of Commonwealth members’ adherence to freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and association, and freedom of religion or belief in their countries.   HL6146

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about allowing Mohammed Al -Qeeq to transfer to a hospital in Ramallah from Afula Hospital; and what further representations they plan to make concerning the use of torture in Israeli prisons.   HL6147

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what budgets and programmes have been established since 2014 to help the regeneration of council housing estates.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL6148

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment, consultation and other work was carried out to establish the Pay to Stay thresholds at £30,000 and £40,000, outside and in London, respectively.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL6149

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]

27 January (10 February)

HL5503 Lord Beecham [MoJ]

HL5507 Baroness Doocey [HO]

HL5508 Baroness Doocey [HO]

HL5509 Baroness Doocey [HO]

HL5510 Baroness Doocey [HO]

HL5520 Lord Donoughue [BIS]

HL5521 Lord Donoughue [BIS]

HL5531 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5538 Lord Luce [DCMS]

HL5543 Lord Mendelsohn [BIS]

HL5547 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DCMS]

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

[BIS] 10

[DCMS] 2

[HO] 4

[MoJ] 1

[NIO] 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

Referred to the Examiners

   

Faversham Oyster Fishery Company [HL]

Private

 

New Southgate Cemetery [HL]

Private

 

To be heard by the Examiners

   

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity [HL]

Private

17 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

23 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

 

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

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 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 Affirmative Resolution

   

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

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

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

 

11 February

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

 

22 February

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

 

22 February

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

 

22 February

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

 

22 February

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

 

22 February

Draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2016

 

11 February

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

 

23 February

Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Order 2016

 

22 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

   

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

   

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.

Thursday 11 February

   

Built Environment

Select Committee

10.00am

Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding

Select Committee

10.00am

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.45am

Monday 22 February

   

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 23 February

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Science and Technology

Select 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

European Union

Select Committee

4.05pm

Wednesday 24 February

   

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

10.30am

Social Mobility

Select Committee

10.30am

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Select Committee

10.30am

Economic Affairs

Sub-Committee on the Finance Bill

3.30pm

Statutory Instruments

Joint Committee

3.45pm

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

Thursday 17 March

   

Refreshment

Domestic Committee

12 noon in Committee Room G

Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 10 February 2016 

The House met at 3.00pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.

Private Business

1 Transport for London Bill [HL] The Chairman of Committees informed the House that, in accordance with Private Business Standing Order 150B (Revival of Bills), the bill had been deposited in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliaments together with the declaration of the agent. The bill was presented and read a first time. It was then passed though all its remaining stages pro forma and sent to the Commons.

Select Committee Reports

2 Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform 
The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

21st Report, on the following bills: 
Armed Forces Bill 
Housing and Planning Bill: Parts 6–9. (HL Paper 98)

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

17th Report on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Draft Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2016. (HL Paper 99)

Public Business

4 Personal, social and health education A question was asked by Baroness Massey of Darwen and answered by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park.

5 Foreign workers: engineers A question was asked by Lord Soley and answered by Lord Bates.

6 Vanguard submarine replacement A question was asked by Lord West of Spithead and answered by Earl Howe.

7 Charities: government grants A question was asked by Lord Harries of Pentregarth and answered by Lord Bridges of Headley.

8 Faversham Oyster Fishery Company Bill [HL] The bill was read a second time and referred to the Examiners.

9 Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity Bill [HL] The bill was read a second time and referred to the Examiners.

10 New Southgate Cemetery Bill [HL] The bill was read a second time and referred to the Examiners.

11 Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 17 December 2015 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12 Infrastructure Planning (Onshore Wind Generating Stations) Order 2016 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 14 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

13 Trade Union Bill The bill was further considered in Committee beginning with amendment 23. The House resumed.

14 Cycling A question was asked by Lord Young of Cookham and, after debate, answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.

15 Trade Union Bill The bill was further considered in Committee beginning with amendment 65. The House resumed after clause 10 stood part.

The House adjourned at 10.46pm until Thursday 11 February at 11.00am.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

The Grand Committee met in the Moses Room at 3.45pm.

Alcohol Strategy (EUC Report) Baroness Prashar moved 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). After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment) Regulations 2016. The motion was agreed to.

Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 Lord Bates moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2015. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2016 Lord Bates moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2016. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016 Lord Ashton of Hyde moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2016 Lord Ashton of Hyde moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2016. The motion was agreed to.

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) (No. 2) Order 2016 Lord Ashton of Hyde moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (England and Wales) (No. 2) Order 2016. The motion was agreed to.

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2016 Lord Ashton of Hyde moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2016. The motion was agreed to.

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016 Lord Ashton of Hyde moved that the Grand Committee do consider the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016. The motion was agreed to.

Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Order 2016 Lord Ashton of Hyde moved that the Grand Committee do consider the Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Order 2016. The motion was agreed to.

The Committee adjourned at 6.20pm.

Papers 

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

Command Papers

The following papers were presented to the House by command of Her Majesty:

1 Finance-Treasury Minutes: Progress report on the implementation of Government accepted recommendations of the Committee of Public Accounts, Sessions 2010–12, 2012–13, 2013–14 and 2014–15.    (9202)

2 Museums and Galleries-Report of the Spoliation Advisory Panel in respect of a Gothic Relief in Ivory, now in the possession of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.    (-)

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 (1) Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016   (138)

(2) Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (Northumbria and Solway Tweed River Basin Districts) (Amendment) Regulations 2016   (139)

laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

2 Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999.   (149)

Paper not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following paper was laid before the House:

8th Report for the year ended 31 July 2015 of the Independent Reviewer of the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007, laid under the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007.

 

Prepared 11th February 2016