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House of Lords Business

Monday 22 February 2016 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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 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 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 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 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 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 10 February

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

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to move, as an amendment to the motion that the House do now again resolve itself into a Committee upon the Bill, to leave out from "House" to the end and insert "declines to consider parts 2 and 3 of the Bill further in Committee until the updated fiscal framework proposed in Scotland in the United Kingdom: An enduring settlement (Cm 8990) has been published, as recommended by the Constitution and Economic Affairs Committees in a letter to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Lord Dunlop, on 28 January." 6th Report from the Constitution Committee, 1st Report from the Economic Affairs 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)

Future Business 

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 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.

The following two motions are expected to be debated together:

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)

Lord Rosser to move that this House regrets that the Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2016, laid before the House on 11 January, was laid following inadequate consultation, and asks the Government to undertake a further consultation before the commencement order comes into force (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.

†Privileges and Conduct The Chairman of Committees to move that the 4th Report from the Select Committee (Investigations and members leaving the House or taking leave of absence; Guidance on participation in proceedings) (HL Paper 95) be agreed to.

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 £42.5 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.

†Thursday 10 March at 11.00am

†*Baroness Valentine to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a final decision will be taken on airports expansion before the summer recess. [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
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†*Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review the law concerning those making false accusations in relation to sexual offences.

†*The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to maintain the 80 per cent mandatory business rate relief for charitable bodies, including arts organisations and museums.

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)

Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide funding to allow the construction of a memorial to enslaved Africans in Hyde Park. (11 February)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 11 February and due for answer by 25 February.

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are aware of any evidence that being taught by teachers trained in inclusive pedagogy is of benefit to pupils both with and without special educational needs.   HL6150

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are aware of any evidence that being taught by teachers specifically trained in support and identification of special educational needs has a negative impact on pupils who do not have a special educational need.   HL6151

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the most commonly occurring learning difficulties with which a teacher is expected to deal in the classroom.
   HL6152

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the percentage of pupils in an average class who will have some form of special educational need.   HL6153

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the minimum required number of trained special educational needs support staff within a school.   HL6154

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government which organisations are responsible for enforcing security of aircraft against incidents with drones, and what means they have to disable such drones and identify the owners.   HL6155

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions in each of the last three years the Ambassador of Burundi to the UK has been (1) called to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to discuss events in Burundi, and (2) met a minister.   HL6156

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many full-time accredited diplomatic staff are employed in the British Embassy Liaison Office in Bujumbura; and of those, how many are not locally engaged, and what are their civil service grades.   HL6157

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the level of representation facilitated by the British Embassy Liaison Office in Bujumbura in the light of recent events in Burundi; and what consideration they have given, if any, to the upgrading of its status to that of a full diplomatic post.   HL6158

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions in each of the last three years the Ambassador of the UK to Burundi (1) visited Bujumbura, and (2) met the President of Burundi.   HL6159

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the balance of trade between Burundi and the UK.   HL6160

Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of UK investment in Burundi and its contribution to gainful employment in that country.   HL6161

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their technical or legal definition of a "rogue landlord".   HL6162

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether it is legal to cause a driverless vehicle to be operated on a public highway, and if not, what legislation would be necessary to allow that to happen in the future.   HL6163

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government which national and local authorities have the powers to allow structures and equipment to be erected on or adjacent to highways in order to allow driverless vehicles to use those highways; which authorities would be responsible for giving technical accreditation and approval to such erections; whether a person responsible for the operation of a driverless vehicle requires a driving licence or some other kind of authorisation; and whether a person when operating a driverless vehicle is required to be present in that vehicle while it is moving or otherwise in operation on a highway.   HL6164

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what type and proportion of tenancy deposits in other than assured shorthold tenancies are protected by tenancy deposit schemes.   HL6165

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government for each government-approved tenancy deposit scheme for assured shorthold tenancies, what is the average time taken to (1) return deposits, and (2) resolve disputes regarding deposits; what proportion of cases of dispute remain unresolved after (1) three months, (2) six months, and (3) 12 months; what proportion of deposits are (1) returned in full, and (2) not returned at all, and of those what proportion are not disputed; and what is their estimate of the proportion of tenancies in which a deposit is not protected.   HL6166

Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the National Media Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Royal Photographic Society, Bradford City Council, and any other relevant bodies, about the move of 400,000 items from Bradford to London; and whether they have offered any advice on that matter.   HL6167

Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Welsh Government about the (1) the Trade Union Bill in general, and (2) the Trade Union Bill’s application in Wales.
   HL6168

Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Welsh Government about its position that a number of clauses of the Trade Union Bill relate to devolved issues, and in particular regarding its position that (1) provisions in clause 3 regarding the 40 per cent threshold, (2) provisions in clauses 12 and 13 regarding facility time, and (3) provisions in clause 14 regarding check-off, relate to devolved issues.   HL6169

Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the decision by the National Assembly for Wales to vote against the Trade Union Bill legislative consent motion on 26 January.   HL6170

Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to making concessions on the provisions in the Trade Union Bill that the Welsh Government has argued relate to powers devolved to Wales, in particular (1) clause 3 regarding the 40 per cent threshold, (2) clauses 12 and 13 regarding facility time, and (3) clause 14 regarding check-off.   HL6171

Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions (1) the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, and (2) the Minister of State for Skills, Nick Boles, have had with Welsh Government ministers regarding the Trade Union Bill.   HL6172

Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty’s Government what correspondence (1) the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, and (2) the Minister of State for Skills, Nick Boles, have received from Welsh Government ministers regarding the Trade Union Bill; what replies they have made to that correspondence; and whether they will place copies of such correspondence in the Library of the House.   HL6173

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have about whether government documents are being issued by EU member states to those seeking asylum in countries in the Schengen area while they await a decision on their application for asylum.   HL6174

Lord Higgins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether EU member states within the Schengen area are issuing a standard form of passport or other document to those they accept as asylum seekers or whether individual countries decide on the format to use; whether they have examined any sample of such document; and if so, whether they will place in the Library of the House any examples they may have.   HL6175

Baroness Hussein-Ece to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support the Manchester-based charity Broken Rainbow.   HL6176

Baroness Jowell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps the Cabinet Office intends to take to increase the number of profit-with-purpose businesses in the UK.   HL6177

Baroness Jowell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the potential contribution of profit-with-purpose companies to UK gross value added.   HL6178

Baroness Jowell to ask Her Majesty’s Government what policies they intend to implement in recognition of the contribution of the first 1,000 days of a child’s life to its subsequent academic and other attainment.   HL6179

Baroness Jowell to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many hours per week (1) primary, and (2) secondary, school pupils spent participating in sport in 2015 compared to 2010.   HL6180

Lord Lexden to ask the Chairman of Committees why the use of vellum for the record copies of Acts of Parliament has been abandoned without the passage through both Houses of a resolution to authorise its discontinuation.   HL6181

Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total volume of milk supplied to schools in (1) 1986, and (2) 2015.   HL6182

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government why they decided to cancel the transfer of police custody healthcare services to the NHS after several years of preparation; whether that change in policy was announced to Parliament; and what assessment they have made of how that decision will ensure equivalent standards and quality of healthcare and safety of patients in all police services across England and Wales.   HL6183

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the decision to cancel the transfer of police custody healthcare services to the NHS, what assessment they have made of the minimum standards of training, skills and competence for healthcare professionals working in a police custody setting; and what steps they have taken to advise Police and Crime Commissioners about the need to adhere to such minimum standards for all healthcare professionals, as recommended by the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, the UK Association of Forensic Nurses, and the College of Paramedics. 
   HL6184

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government why forensic medical services are an exception under Schedule 2 to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014; why such healthcare services are considered equivalent to other healthcare settings and whether they are subject to the same level of scrutiny; and whether they plan to amend those Regulations to allow the Care Quality Commission powers of inspection of healthcare facilities in police custody.   HL6185

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the decision to cancel the transfer of police custody healthcare services to the NHS, whether they will put into place, and ensure the appropriate funding for, any recommendations made about minimum standards and quality of such police custody healthcare services for vulnerable detainees as a result of the forthcoming independent review of deaths and serious incidents in police custody.   HL6186

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 18 January (HL4835), for what reasons the Home Secretary, Theresa May, has decided that the reallocation of custody healthcare "would not be appropriate at this time".   HL6187

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the policy of the police to support complainants of child sexual assault who are under 18 years of age with specially trained officers, what assessment they have made of the case for extending the use of specially trained officers to support all children and young people under 18 years of age who are brought into police custody, and what plans, if any, they have to make such a change.
   HL6188

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities for the World Humanitarian Summit in May.   HL6189

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government who will represent them Government at the World Humanitarian Summit in May.   HL6190

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of which infectious diseases are among the leading causes of death for girls and women aged 10 to 19 in Africa, and what steps they are taking, working with individual countries bilaterally, to tackle those diseases.   HL6191

Lord Monks to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the 1984 agreement on trade union political funding between Lord King of Bridgwater and Lord Murray of Epping Forest, then General Secretary of the TUC.   HL6192

Lord Palmer to ask the Chairman of Committees, further to his Written Answer on 10 February (HL5554), whether partners and spouses of Catering and Retail Services staff are also entitled to receive meals without charge.   HL6193

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the risk that their policy of further localism might lead to local authorities with high Muslim populations adopting Sharia law, if current trends in birth rate continue.   HL6194

Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 10 February (HL5883), why the incorrect reference to the 20 November 2014 answer has been repeated, and whether they will now state what is the annual cost of paying in-work benefits to non-UK citizens from other EU countries in each of the last five years.   HL6195

Lord Smith of Finsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving, and on what timescale, to the drawing up of proposals for substantial change to the current arrangements for export licensing for nationally important works of art.   [I]Category 10: Non-financial interests (c)
Chairman, The Art Fund
 HL6196

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Historic Housing Association report, The Economic and Social Contribution of Independently Owned Historic Houses and Gardens, what assessment they have made of the possible closure of 70 historic buildings over the next five years, and what, if any, steps they are taking to support those business during this period.
   HL6197

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to ensure that every academy has its own governing body.   HL6198

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take following their consultation on the EBacc.   HL6199

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what happens to gifts that ministers receive in their official capacity; where they are kept; and how they are eventually disposed of.   HL6200

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to produce a strategy for careers education in schools.   HL6201

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of pupils sat GCSE and A Level Music in 2014–15.   HL6202

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any research has been carried out into the reasons for teachers leaving the profession, in the light of the cost to the public purse of training teachers.   HL6203

Lord Turnberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent statements by Ismael Haniyeh, a Hamas leader, that they are rebuilding tunnels from Gaza with the intention of attacking Israel.   HL6204

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government when British military liaison began with Saudi Arabia regarding its intervention in Yemen.   HL6205

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether UK advisers have highlighted to the government of Saudi Arabia the status of Yemeni cultural heritage, including the list of sites provided by the International Committee of the Blue Shield to the Ministry of Defence.   HL6206

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether UK military personnel trained in, or dedicated to, cultural protection have been involved in liaison with Saudi Arabia regarding its intervention in Yemen.   HL6207

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have made to the destruction and damage to cultural heritage sites in Yemen by the Saudi Arabian-led intervention, including the destruction of the Old City of Sana’a, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   HL6208

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether arts organisations registered as charities receiving grants for arts purposes through bodies such as the Arts Council England will be exempt from their new policy restricting how such grants may be used; and if not, what assessment they have made of whether their new policy is compatible with the arm’s length principle of the funding of the arts.   HL6209

The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether arts organisations registered as charities receiving grants for arts purposes provided through National Lottery funding will be subject to the new government policy restricting how such grants may be used.   HL6210

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that individuals affected by the abolition of Council Tax Benefit are made aware of their review of that policy and encouraged to participate in it.   HL6211

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House the submissions to their review of local Council Tax Support, and the data they collected from local authorities to help inform that review.   HL6212

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, under the provisions of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, a claimant receiving Employment and Support Allowance work-related activity component prior to April 2017 who is reassessed after April 2017 but still found to be entitled to the work-related activity component would have their benefit reduced to the level of Jobseeker’s Allowance.   HL6213

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, under the provisions of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, a claimant receiving Employment and Support Allowance support component prior to April 2017 who is reassessed after April 2017 and moved to the work-related activity group would have their benefit reduced to the level of Jobseeker’s Allowance.   HL6214

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, under the provisions of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, a claimant receiving Employment and Support Allowance prior to April 2017 who had to re-apply after April 2017 due to a change in their condition would have their benefit reduced to the level of Jobseeker’s Allowance if they were found to be entitled to the work-related activity component.   HL6215

Baroness King of Bow to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 1 February (HL5321), what statutory powers the Secretary of State has to intervene if the Homes and Communities Agency regulator is found to be failing in its responsibility to ensure that Circle Housing Group is properly managing its gas safety and repairs contractor.   HL6216

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what research they have undertaken into the percentage of female medical students who after qualification (1) never work as doctors, (2) cease to work as doctors after five years, (3) cease to work as doctors after 10 years, and (4) only work part-time after 10 years.   HL6217

Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of gender equality in medical school entrants.   HL6218

Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the experience in Oklahoma in the US, they plan to commission a detailed study into the potential correlation between fracking in the UK and more frequent earthquakes.   HL6219

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether their policy for reducing carbon emissions in the UK over the next five years is consistent with their policy for reducing the average concentration of air pollution, and whether they will publish data relevant to that assessment.   HL6220

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

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]

HL5543 Lord Mendelsohn [BIS]

HL5547 Lord Taylor of Warwick [DCMS]

28 January (11 February)

HL5571 Lord Green of Deddington [HO]

HL5572 Lord Green of Deddington [HO]

HL5581 Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope [DCMS]

HL5587 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5588 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5589 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5590 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5591 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5592 Lord Laird [NIO]

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

[BIS] 9

[DCMS] 2

[HO] 6

[MoJ] 1

[NIO] 7

 

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

 

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 Grand Committee

   

Armed Forces

Government

 

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

   

Draft Tees Valley Combined Authority 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 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 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 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 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.

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

Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding

Select Committee

2.00pm

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

   

European Union

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

10.00am

Constitution

Select Committee

10.15am

European Union

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

10.30am

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

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 Thursday 11 February 2016 

The House met at 11.00am.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chester.

1 Retirement The Lord Speaker informed the House of the retirement with effect from 11 February of Baroness Williams of Crosby under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014.

Private Business

2 High-Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill 
The Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills reported that the following report, prepared by the Independent Assessor appointed under House of Commons Private Business Standing Order 224A (Comments on environmental statement), had been submitted to the House on 11 February in accordance with that Standing Order:

High Speed Rail (London–West Midlands) Bill: Additional Provision–Summary of Issues Raised by Comments on the Supplementary Environmental Statement 3 and Additional Provision 4 Environmental Statement. (HC 846)

Select Committee Report

3 Built Environment 
The Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed. (HL Paper 100)

Public Business

4 Libraries: Local Government Finance Settlement A question was asked by Lord Greaves and answered by Baroness Neville-Rolfe.

5 Schools: food nutrition standards A question was asked by Lord Storey and answered by Lord Nash.

6 Police: body-worn cameras A question was asked by Lord Paddick and answered by Lord Bates.

7 Zimbabwe: food security A question was asked by Lord Oates and answered by Baroness Verma.

8 Pensions Act 2014 (Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) Order 2016 Baroness Altmann moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 30 November 2015 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9 State Pension and Occupational Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 Baroness Altmann moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 30 November 2015 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2016 Lord Bates moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 11 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 Lord Bates moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 18 November 2015 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12 Armed Forces Bill Earl Howe moved that the bill be now read a second time. After debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Grand Committee.

13 Recall of MPs Act 2015 (Recall Petition) Regulations 2016 Lord Bridges of Headley moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 15 December 2015 be approved. Then Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town moved, 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." After debate, the amendment was withdrawn and the original motion was agreed to.

The House adjourned at 5.10pm until Monday 22 February at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Papers 

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

Command Papers

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

1 Energy-Post Implementation Review of the Ecodesign for Energy Related Products Regulations 2010.    (9187)

2 Constitutional Reform-Government Response to 8th Report of the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee, Session 2014–15: What next on the redrawing of parliamentary constituency boundaries?    (9203)

3 Contingent Liability-Minute from HM Treasury concerning a reduction in the level of exposure under the guarantee arrangements in relation to NRAM plc.    (-)

Affirmative Instrument

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

Draft Tees Valley Combined Authority Order 2016, laid under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 (1) Non-Domestic Rating (Small Business Rate Relief) (England) (Amendment) Order 2016   (143)

(2) Central Rating List (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016   (146)

laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1988.

2 Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Modification) Order 2016, laid under the Northern Ireland Act 1998.
     (160)

 

Prepared 19th February 2016