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House of Lords Business

Tuesday 23 February 2016 at 2.30pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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.

†*Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of shifts in hospital accident and emergency services not fully manned in each of the last three years.

†Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding The Chairman of Committees to move that Lord Hart of Chilton be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Richard, resigned.

†Scotland Bill Lord Dunlop to move that the amendments for the Report stage be marshalled and considered in the following order:

Clauses 1 to 12
Clauses 34 to 41
Schedule 2
Clauses 42 to 64
Clauses 13 to 18

Schedule 1
Clauses 19 to 33
Clauses 65 to 70
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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)

Future Business 

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.

†*Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government why on 17 February they changed the guidance to local authorities regarding procurement of, and investment in, fossil fuel holdings.

†European Union Referendum (Conduct) Regulations 2016 Lord Bridges of Headley to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 25 January be approved. 24th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, considered in Grand Committee on 22 February

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 Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 December 2015 be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 22 February

†Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2016 Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 17 December 2015 be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 22 February

†National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016 Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 27 January be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 22 February

†Pharmacy (Premises Standards, Information Obligations, etc.) Order 2016 Lord Prior of Brampton to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 21 January be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 22 February

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 Baroness Altmann to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 18 January be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 22 February

†Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2016 Baroness Altmann to move that the draft Order laid before the House on 25 January be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 22 February

†§Scotland Bill Report [Lord Dunlop]

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 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 working-age 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.

†Monday 14 March at 2.30pm

†*Lord German to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their intentions regarding the tolls on the Severn Crossings when the bridges return to public ownership.

†*Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to publish data regularly on the availability and quality of NHS-funded mental health services across the country.

†*Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the police, social services and other agencies work together effectively to protect vulnerable children from sexual abuse.

†*Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the public benefit of taxpayer confidentiality for businesses and private individuals.

†Tuesday 15 March at 2.30pm

†*Lord Beith to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the total number of prisoners on their plans for prison reform.

†*Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to implement the recommendations of the review by Darren Henley on cultural education in England.

†*The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the social impact of category B2 gaming machines.

†Wednesday 16 March at 3.00pm

†*Lord Harrison to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the United Kingdom’s productivity in relation to that of other European Union and G20 states.

†*Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent event involving a passenger flight, what steps they are taking to prevent the misuse of laser equipment.

†*Baroness Seccombe to ask Her Majesty’s Government by how much the amount a person can earn before paying tax has changed since the 2010 budget; and how many people have been affected by this change.

†Thursday 17 March at 11.00am

†*Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many job vacancies there currently are in the United Kingdom economy.

†*Baroness Jenkin of Kennington to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many net additional jobs have been created in the United Kingdom since 2010, and what assessment they have made, if any, of how that figure compares to those of the 19 nations of the Eurozone.

†*Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual net cost of the United Kingdom’s contribution to the European Union.

†Monday 21 March at 2.30pm

†*Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will bring forward measures of preventative medicine to reduce the numbers of stillbirths, abortions and live births of babies with serious life-long disability due to neural tube defects.

†*Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representatives they intend to send to the 2016 Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference to be co-hosted by the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the government of Uruguay in Uruguay in April.

†*Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the safety and reliability of the National Health Service 111 service.

†*Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of clinical commissioning groups commission specialist palliative care for seven-day services in the community and in hospitals and for ensuring advice is available to health and social care staff at all times.

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

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to move that this House regrets that the National Health Service (Mandate Requirements) Regulations 2016, in setting the budget for NHS England for the next five years, make wholly unrealistic assumptions about the financial viability of the National Health Service thereby putting patient safety and quality of service at risk (SI 2016/51). 24th 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)

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)

Baroness Hollins to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in tackling the rate of premature deaths among people with a learning disability. (22 February)

Lord Flight to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the private rental market to meet the country’s housing needs. (22 February)

Baroness Harris of Richmond to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance they are providing to those affected by the recent flooding in the north of England. (22 February)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to promote the benefits of hydrotherapy for certain long-term progressive conditions, and for rehabilitation after stroke or injury. (22 February)

Questions for Written Answer 

Tabled on 22 February and due for answer by 7 March.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that funds, financial assets or economic resources are not being made available by UK nationals, UK-owned businesses, including tour companies, or other entities within UK territory, to sanctioned North Korean entities, or to that country’s nuclear and ballistic missiles programme.   HL6221

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any projects funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea are within one hundred miles of Kyo-hwa-so camps, Kwan-li-so camps, Ku-ryu-jang centres, Jip-kyul-so prisons or Ro-dong-dan-ryeon-dae centres; and what steps they are taking through the British Embassy in Pyongyang to access prisoners in those camps.   HL6222

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what meetings have been held between the new UK Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and that country’s government, and what access the UK non-resident defence attaché to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has had within that country since their appointment.   HL6223

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government,  further to the Written Answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 27 January (HL5039) and 12 February (HL5911), whether they are now able to confirm that the stated aims of the application recently approved by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to perform genome editing in human embryos by means of CRISPR-Cas9 had never included "increasing knowledge about the causes of miscarriages"; and which of the purposes as set out in the previous Written Answer were instead deemed to be fulfilled by the project.   HL6224

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 11 February (HL5773, HL5959 and HL5960), why they have not placed in the Library of the House a full copy of the original licence application submitted to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to perform genome editing in human embryos by means of CRISPR-Cas9; why they have not placed in the Library of the House copies of the patient information and consent forms submitted to the HFEA by the person responsible in order to perform such work; how the conditions stipulated under paragraph 13 of Section G in Direction 0008 version 4 as published by HFEA on 29 October 2015 (http://www.hfea.gov.uk/docs/ General_Directions_0008. pdf) regarding "Information to be submitted to the HFEA as part of the licensing process" were satisfied in the case of the decision; and why they will not place in the Library of the House a full copy of the responses to peer reviewers by the person responsible.   HL6225

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 11 February (HL5647), whether the UK Stem Cell Bank holds appropriately detailed records on the origin of stem cell lines deposited therein; and if so, when any bona fide stem cells derived from trophectoderm were recorded as having been deposited in the UK Stem Cell Bank.
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Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government which lobbying campaigns organised by charities have been funded by government grants since May 2010.   HL6227

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government which, if any, ministers and officials have met representatives of the Institute of Economic Affairs since May 2012 to discuss proposals that resulted in the change announced on 6 February to the terms and conditions attached to all grant agreement letters issued by public-sector grant providers to recipients of grant funding.   HL6228

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations were made to ministers and officials on the subject of lobbying by charities between May 2010 and February 2016 by organisations other than the Institute of Economic Affairs.   HL6229

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much Kids Company received in gift aid payments from 2005–6 to 2015–16.   HL6230

Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, prior to the change of terms and conditions attached to all grant agreement letters issued by public-sector grant providers to recipients of grant funding being announced by the Cabinet Office on 6 February, due diligence was undertaken to ensure that that policy complies with Article 5.3 of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.   HL6231

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking, if any, to ensure that the Bede’s World museum in Jarrow will be able to re-open after its unexpected closure.   HL6232

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria are being employed to determine the accountability of elected metropolitan mayors that have been agreed as part of devolution deals.
   HL6233

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made on devolution deals for non-metropolitan areas.   HL6234

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the minimum number of bids for rail franchises they require to create the necessary competitive tension to ensure value for money for the travelling public, and in particular whether they consider that three bids is sufficient for that purpose.
   HL6235

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding has been allocated to Cornwall from each of the EU programmes in the last ten years.   HL6236

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the written answer by Baroness Verma on 18 February (HL5913), which 17 countries their Flagship female genital mutilation (FGM) programme supports, how much aid each of those countries receives annually from the UK, and how much aid from the UK is spent annually on programmes to end female genital mutilation in those countries.   HL6237

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 19 February (HL5998), whether there are any circumstances under which the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) may alter the speed at which video evidence is shown in court, and if so, whether the CPS is obliged to inform the court that the speed of the video evidence has been altered. 
   HL6238

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 19 February (HL5998) regarding the case of Mark Pearson, who in the Crown Prosecution Service made the decision to present to the court a video that was run at half the normal speed. 
   HL6239

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many cancer medicines launched since June 2015 are available via the Cancer Drugs Fund.   HL6240

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had discussions with NHS England and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence about whether new medicines not accessible through the Cancer Drugs Fund since June 2015 will be prioritised for early review under the proposed new terms of that Fund.   HL6241

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on patients of the pause in listing new drugs accessible through the Cancer Drugs Fund introduced in June 2015.   HL6242

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many more cancer medicines will be available to patients as a result of the proposals for a revised Cancer Drugs Fund to be effective from 1 April.   HL6243

Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients they expect to benefit from the latest cancer medicines as a result of the proposals for a revised Cancer Drugs Fund to be effective from 1 April.   HL6244

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 4 February (HL5344) and on 11 February (HL5970), how many of the 8,000 expected clinical reports are in the cancer part of that project, as compared to the rare disease; and in the cancer part of that project, how many are planned for delivery by the end of (1) March, (2) June, and (3) September.   HL6245

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the results, by health region, for the data in the most recent National Prostate Cancer Audit (NPCA), as shown in figure 8 of the NPCA Second Year Annual Report, regarding the proportion of (1) men with locally advanced disease undergoing radical prostate cancer treatment, (2) those operations with a hospital length of stay of over three days, and (3) those operations requiring emergency readmission within 90 days.   HL6246

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government for those trusts carrying out radical prostate cancer treatments, what were the results for the following responses to the most recent National Prostate Cancer Audit: (1) the number of operations undertaken in the audit period, (2) the proportion of those operations with a hospital length of stay of over three days, and (3) the proportion of those operations requiring emergency readmission within 90 days.   HL6247

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government when the first results from the prostate patient reported outcomes, and in particular for incontinence rates, will be available from the National Prostate Cancer Audit.   HL6248

Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty’s Government why it was decided to use an 18-month period for patient reported outcomes in the next Prostate Cancer Audit rather than a six-month period, as used in Germany.   HL6249

Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any Burmese Army soldiers from Infantry Battalions 213 or 217 have received any form of training from the UK.   HL6250

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) children under 9 years of age, (2) children aged between 9 and 16 inclusive, and (3) adults over 18, have been diagnosed with autism in each of the last five years.   HL6251

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of long-term trends in the prevalence of autism in the UK.   HL6252

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the proportion of people with autism who have a learning disability.   HL6253

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce waiting times for autism diagnosis.   HL6254

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase public awareness and understanding of autism.   HL6255

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to hold an event on their Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative at the sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women in March.   HL6256

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are discussing unemployment in Kasserine and other parts of Tunisia with the government of that country; and whether any steps are being taken to mobilise investment from the Arab Partnership Fund and other institutions to improve employment rates in those areas.   HL6257

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of France about their plans for the refugee camp at Calais, known as The Jungle; in particular (1) whether the site will be forcibly reduced to 500 women and children in the Jules Ferry Centre, and 1500 others in container units; (2) what facilities for cooking and education there will be for the latter; and (3) what is to happen to current residents who are not willing to move to the semi-permanent units or to go to centres d’accueil.   HL6258

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of France about their plans for the refugees now in the Grande Synthe site near Dunkirk; what improvements are in progress; and whether voluntary organisations will be involved.   HL6259

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government when and where they will establish application procedures for the new funds they are providing to assist the education of the children of refugees and displaced people from Iraq and Syria.   HL6260

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 12 February (HL5642), how they describe the recent settlement of the payment of tax by Google if not as a "special arrangement".   HL6261

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations from (1) county councils, (2) London boroughs, and (3) metropolitan boroughs, unitary authorities and district councils, were received between 17 December 2015 and 8 February 2016 regarding the Local Government Finance Settlement, and what assessment they have made of the extent to which the final settlement meets the concerns raised in each case.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL6262

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the allocation of the transitional grant to those local authority areas that are in greatest need, and on what basis those needs were assessed.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL6263

Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timescale for reviewing the formula that assesses a local authority’s needs against the costs that it incurs in addressing such needs.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Council of the London Borough of Lewisham
 HL6264

Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take, if any, in response to the Court of Appeal’s declaration, in relation to the case of David Miranda and the safeguarding of journalistic material, that Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000 is incompatible with Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.   HL6265

Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Southern Rail does not close ticket offices until it installs ticket machines that make it possible for customers to buy the best-value ticket combinations.   HL6266

Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for healthcare services provided within police custody being considered healthcare facilities, and being funded, inspected, and regulated accordingly, in the light of the number of vulnerable individuals with complex health-related issues who are brought into police custody.   HL6267

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the numbers of medical and diagnostic staff working (1) Monday to Friday, and (2) Saturdays and Sundays.   HL6268

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to process the claims under the basic payments scheme of farmers who are still awaiting mapping and registration before the close of the application period this year.   HL6269

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the average broadband speed in (1) North Yorkshire, and (2) London.   HL6270

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for British farmers of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.   HL6271

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they envisage for British-produced and British-manufactured steel in the Northern Powerhouse.   HL6272

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they are playing in the EU to ensure that the dumping of cut-priced subsidised steel is brought to an end.   HL6273

Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many GP surgeries there are in (1) the City of Sheffield, and (2) South Yorkshire, and what if any issues they intend to address as a consequence.   HL6274

The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the conditions facing Iraqi refugees in Jordan.   HL6275

The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to include vulnerable Iraqi refugees in Jordan who are registered with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in their resettlement plans.   HL6276

The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the Department for International Development’s humanitarian aid package for Jordan is intended to meet the needs of Iraqi refugees in Jordan.   HL6277

The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel following its decision to start building the annexation wall in the Cremisan Valley, and in particular regarding building works on the privately owned land of Beir Onah in Beit Jala.   HL6278

The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the decision by the High Court of Israel on 1 February to dismiss the latest petitions submitted by the Salesian Sisters Convent against the building of the annexation wall in the Cremisan Valley.   HL6279

The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the presence of Daesh in Gaza and the West Bank.   HL6280

Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bridges of Headley on 11 January (HL4782), what assessment they have made of the terms of reference, composition, duration and cost of the Chilcot inquiry.   HL6281

Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to make the Meningitis B vaccine available on the NHS to children born before 1 May 2015.   HL6282

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have  considered tackling in-built obsolescence in computer software, equivalent to legislation in France under decree 1482, and if not, why not.   HL6283

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have  considered tackling in-built obsolescence in relation to internet search engines, equivalent to legislation in France under decree 1482, and if not, why not.   HL6284

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to implementing the EU Waste Electrical Equipment Directive (2012/19/EU) in relation to computer software.   HL6285

Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to implementing the EU Waste Electrical Equipment Directive (2012/19/EU) in relation to internet search engines. 
   HL6286

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held in the last year with Health Education England about ensuring that all GPs gain experience in children and young people’s health during their initial training, as suggested by CLIC Sargent’s report The best chance from the start: improving support to identify cancer in children and young people.   HL6287

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Monitor and with NHS England about ensuring that GPs are able to access specialist expertise in children and young people’s health, and what mechanisms they have to audit provision of specialist services and hold commissioners to account.   HL6288

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with NHS England on the findings of CLIC Sargent’s recent research report The best chance from the start: improving support to identify cancer in children and young people, including the finding that 53 per cent of young cancer patients asked felt their diagnosis was delayed.   HL6289

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to seek agreement on a comprehensive package of party funding reform, as set out in the Cabinet Office Departmental Plan 2015–20 published on 19 February.   HL6290

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to extend the current 12-month period for taking action following an allegation of overspending by a political-party on a by-election.   HL6291

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to prevent overspend by an accredited campaign in a Recall Petition under the Recall of MPs Act 2015. 
   HL6292

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Electoral Commission will be given a role in checking the accuracy of returns from accredited campaigners in a Recall Petition under the Recall of MPs Act 2015.   HL6293

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government under what legal power the Secretary of State for Health is able to impose junior doctors’ contracts on NHS Foundation Trusts.   HL6294

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government by what authority the chief executive of NHS Improvement is able to instruct NHS Foundation Trusts to enforce the junior doctors’ contract consistently.   HL6295

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what pressure, if any, they have placed on Health Education England to penalise NHS Foundation Trusts in respect of the funding of training places if they do not implement the junior doctors’ contract consistently.   HL6296

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the quality and experience of inspectors of the decision by the Care Quality Commission to outsource services to Remploy.   HL6297

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider suspending their consultation on how to implement grants and tuition fees for nursing, midwives and allied health professional healthcare students, and instead consult fully on a range of proposals that would best deliver a sustainable future workforce with access to high quality education and clinical training. 
   HL6298

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving to providing support for the estimated 2.5 million children being brought up by parents who are heavy alcohol drinkers.   HL6299

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications for participation in the democratic processes as a consequence of reports that 8000,000 names have dropped off the electoral roll following the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration.   HL6300

Lord Ouseley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what definition is used by HM Revenue and Customs to define an EU migrant family, and for what purposes such classifications are used; and which other government departments use similar definitions and classification, and for what purposes. 
   HL6301

Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty’s Government what powers are available to ministers to order the release of prisoners duly sentenced and held in England and Wales.   HL6302

Lord Condon to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by Sir Stephen Bubb The Challenge Ahead and his proposal for a Commissioner to protect and promote the rights of people with learning difficulties.   HL6303

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to implement the second legal aid fee cut when its suspension ends on 1 April 2017.   HL6304

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of planned changes to personal injury law and whiplash claims on access to justice.   HL6305

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the Justice Secretary Michael Gove’s letter to the Justice Select Committee chair dated 19 February regarding errors in the processing of warrants, how many staff have been suspended or have had disciplinary action taken against them as a result of such errors.   HL6306

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many fines G4S has paid under any contract with the Ministry of Justice in each of the last five years; and why each of those fines were imposed.   HL6307

Lord Freeman to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the requirements on airlines using UK airports for frequently changing air filters in all cabins and what is the maximum permitted interval between changing air filters.   HL6308

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make any changes to freedom of information legislation, in particular on the use of false names when seeking disclosure; and if so, what changes they propose, and when will they be brought forward.   HL6309

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether under the human rights arrangements within the Belfast Agreement 1998, they have raised or will raise the decision by the authorities in the Republic of Ireland to ban all Church of Ireland services in the centre of Dublin on Easter Sunday, and if they have raised this matter, what was the result.   HL6310

Lord Smith of Clifton to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many 18 to 21 year-olds in (1) England, and (2) Greater London, claimed (a) Jobseekers’ Allowance, and (b) Employment and Support Allowance, broken down by those in the work-related activity group, and those not.   HL6311

Lord Smith of Finsbury to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the cost to UK universities of implementing the Immigration Skills Charge for non-EU workers recruited through the Tier 2 Visa Route, as proposed in Clause 55 of the Immigration Bill, and of the charges recommended by the Migration Advisory Committee.   [I]Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge
 HL6312

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government in the light of the Procurement Policy Note: Ensuring compliance with wider international obligations when letting public contracts of 17 February stating that boycotts in public procurement are inappropriate unless formal legal sanctions, embargoes and restrictions have been put in place by the UK Government, what assessment they have made of the connection between that advice and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office position that Israeli settlements are illegal and support for them is not encouraged.   HL6313

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for International Development, Mr Desmond Swayne on 10 February (HC25684) on recent demolitions by the Israeli authorities of properties funded by the EU and international donors, what action they intend to take in response.   HL6314

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel on the suspension of three Arab-Israeli members from speaking in the Knesset. 
   HL6315

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel on the aerial spraying of herbicides on 187 hectares of crops within the borders of Gaza in late December 2015.   HL6316

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel on the placing of razor wire by Israeli forces on a route taken by school children in Toqou’ village south of Bethlehem.   HL6317

Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel on the use of untested and prohibited forms of tear gas canisters.   HL6318

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government how the charge for a Royal Marine bugler to attend ceremonies, such as the annual memorial parade for Colour Sergeant Prettyjohns RMLI VC, is calculated.   HL6319

Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Cabinet Secretary has given direction to the civil service on their involvement in the political debate over the referendum to leave or remain in the EU.   HL6320

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, if they privatise or lease railway stations, they will ensure that convenient facilities are maintained on such stations for their primary purpose of serving passengers.   HL6321

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money the EU provided, in the most recent year for which figures are available, for research, capital expenditure and revenue support for (1) the bus and coach industry, (2) railway passenger and freight-services, (3) the air industry, including runways, aircraft or equipment, (4) the shipping and ports industry, and (5) road schemes and the development of vehicle technology.   HL6322

Questions unanswered after 10 working days 

25 January (8 February)

HL5431 Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town [BIS]

27 January (10 February)

HL5531 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5543 Lord Mendelsohn [BIS]

28 January (11 February)

HL5571 Lord Green of Deddington [HO]

HL5572 Lord Green of Deddington [HO]

HL5587 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5588 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5589 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5590 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5591 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5592 Lord Laird [NIO]

29 January (12 February)

HL5634 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5635 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5636 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5638 Lord Storey [CO]

1 February (15 February)

HL5705 Baroness Meacher [DfE]

HL5706 Baroness Meacher [DfE]

HL5719 Lord Warner [DfE]

HL5738 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5739 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5740 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5741 Lord Laird [NIO]

2 February (16 February)

HL5789 Lord Kinnock [HO]

HL5790 Lord Kinnock [HO]

HL5812 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5813 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5814 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5820 Lord Watson of Invergowrie [DfE]

3 February (17 February)

HL5833 Lord Freyberg [DfE]

HL5834 Lord Freyberg [DfE]

HL5871 Lord Wasserman [CO]

HL5893 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5894 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5895 Lord Laird [NIO]

4 February (18 February)

HL5916 Lord Browne of Belmont [BIS]

HL5920 Baroness Coussins [BIS]

HL5930 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL5950 Lord Rooker [BIS]

HL5952 Baroness Rebuck [DfE]

HL5954 Baroness Rebuck [BIS]

HL5956 Baroness Rebuck [DfE]

8 February (22 February)

HL5967 Baroness Featherstone [DECC]

HL5973 Lord Green of Deddington [DWP]

HL5984 Baroness McIntosh of Pickering [DCMS]

HL5987 Baroness Quin [HO]

HL6008 Baroness Smith of Basildon [DECC]

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

[BIS] 6

[CO] 2

[DCMS] 1

[DECC] 2

[DfE] 8

[DWP] 1

[HO] 6

[NIO] 20

       

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

 

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

   

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity [HL]

Private

 

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

 

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

 

Scotland (Queen’s Consent to be signified)

Government

24 February

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

   

Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2016

   

Draft Nuclear Installations (Liability for Damage) Order 2016

   

Draft Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) (Bankruptcy) and the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2016

   

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

   

Draft European Union Referendum (Date of Referendum etc.) Regulations 2016

   

Draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Meat Chickens and Breeding Chickens (Revocation) (England) Order 2016

   

Draft Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2016

   

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

 

23 February

Draft Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2016

 

24 February

Draft State Pension (Amendment) Regulations 2016

 

24 February

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

 

24 February

Draft European Union Referendum (Conduct) Regulations 2016

24th Report

24 February

Draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2016

 

24 February

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

 

24 February

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

 

24 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 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) Regulations 2016

16 March

 

Retirement 

The following member of the House has given notice of her intention to retire.

 

Date of retirement

 

Baroness Knight of Collingtree

24 March

 

Committees 

Unless otherwise indicated, Committees meet in the Lords’ rooms in the Committee Corridor as indicated in the daily broadsheet. Only the next meeting of each Committee is listed below. Further details of these meetings, and of planned further meetings, may be found in the House of Lords Committees Weekly Bulletin.

Tuesday 23 February

   

Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding

Select Committee

10.00am

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

   

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

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 1 March

   

Procedure

Domestic Committee

12 noon

Wednesday 2 March

   

Information

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

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 Monday 22 February 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Worcester.

1 Lord Avebury The Lord Speaker informed the House that Lord Avebury, a member of the House, had died on 14 February.

2 Retirement The Lord Speaker informed the House of the retirement with effect from 12 February of Baroness Linklater of Butterstone under section 1 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014.

Private Business

3 Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity Bill [HL] The Examiner’s certificate that the further Standing Orders had been complied with was ordered to lie on the Table and the bill was committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee.

Public Business

4 Health: adult psychiatric care A question was asked by Lord Crisp and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

5 Universities: freedom of speech A question was asked by Baroness Deech and answered by Baroness Evans of Bowes Park.

6 Agriculture: dairy farmers A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.

7 Housing: new build A question was asked by Lord Young of Cookham and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

8 Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun Freezing Order 2016 Lord Ashton of Hyde moved that the Order laid before the House on 25 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

9 Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2016 Lord Ashton of Hyde moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 16 December 2015 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2016 Lord Ashton of Hyde moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 16 December 2015 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

11 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 draft Order laid before the House on 16 December 2015 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

12 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 draft Order laid before the House on 16 December 2015 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

13 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 draft Order laid before the House on 17 December 2015 be approved. The motion was agreed to.

14 Scotland Bill Lord Dunlop moved that the House do now again resolve itself into a Committee on the Bill. Then Lord Forsyth of Drumlean moved, as an amendment to the motion, 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." After debate, the amendment was withdrawn. Then the original motion was agreed to and the bill was further considered in Committee. Clauses 13 to 18 were agreed to. The House resumed.

15 European Council The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) repeated a ministerial statement made in the House of Commons.

16 Scotland Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 74. Clause 31 was disagreed to. Amendments 77B, 77P and 77Q, 77S, 79ZB and 79ZE to 79ZG were agreed to. The House resumed and the bill was reported with amendments. The bill, as amended, was ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 97)

17 Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 93–EN)

18 Riot Compensation Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 94–EN)

19 Criminal Cases Review Commission (Information) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 95–EN)

The House adjourned at 10.37pm until Tuesday 23 February at 2.30pm.

David Beamish

Clerk of the Parliaments

Grand Committee Business

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

European Union Referendum (Conduct) Regulations 2016 Lord Bridges of Headley moved that the Grand Committee do consider the European Union Referendum (Conduct) Regulations 2016. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2016 Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen moved that the Grand Committee do consider the National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) Order 2016. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2016 Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen moved that the Grand Committee do consider the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Amendment) Order 2016. The motion was agreed to.

National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016 Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen moved that the Grand Committee do consider the National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016. The motion was agreed to.

Pharmacy (Premises Standards, Information Obligations, etc.) Order 2016 Lord Prior of Brampton moved that the Grand Committee do consider the Pharmacy (Premises Standards, Information Obligations, etc.) Order 2016. The motion was agreed to.

State Pension (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Baroness Altmann moved that the Grand Committee do consider the State Pension (Amendment) Regulations 2016. The motion was agreed to.

Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2016 Baroness Altmann moved that the Grand Committee do consider the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2016. The motion was agreed to.

Housing: affordable housing A question was asked by Lord Shipley and, after debate, answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

The Committee adjourned at 6.07pm.

Papers 

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

Instrument Withdrawn

The following instrument, laid before the House on 2 February, was withdrawn:

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

Command Paper

The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty on 18 February:

Courts-Proposals to reform fees for grants of probate: Government consultation document.    (9195)

Statutory Instruments (Standing Order 70)

The following instruments were laid before the House on the dates shown:

       
Title, etc.

SI No

Date of laying

Negative Instruments

   

Newhaven Harbour Revision Order 2016, laid under the Harbours Act 1964.

151

12 February

Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2016, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

163

12 February

Elections (Policy Development Grants Scheme) (Amendment) Order 2016, laid under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

164

12 February

Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Amounts) Amendment Regulations 2016, laid under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003.

153

17 February

National Assembly for Wales Commission (Crown Status) Order 2016, laid under the Government of Wales Act 2006.

159

17 February

European Communities (Designation) Order 2016, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

161

17 February

Transfer of Functions (Fire and Rescue Services) Order 2016, laid under the Ministers of the Crown Act 1975.

162

17 February

Care and Support (Direct Payments) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Care Act 2014.

167

17 February

Education (Designated Institutions) (England) Order 2016, laid under the Education Reform Act 1988.

179

17 February

Water Supply and Sewerage Licences (Cross-Border Applications) Regulations 2016, laid under the Water Industry Act 1991.

181

18 February

Council Tax (Demand Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

188

19 February

Affirmative Instruments

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

1 Draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2016, laid under the Terrorism Act 2000.

2 Draft Nuclear Installations (Liability for Damage) Order 2016, laid under the Energy Act 2004.

3 Draft Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) (Bankruptcy) and the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2016, laid under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000.

4 Draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2016, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.

5 Draft European Union Referendum (Date of Referendum etc.) Regulations 2016, laid under the European Union Referendum Act 2015.

6 Draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Meat Chickens and Breeding Chickens (Revocation) (England) Order 2016, laid under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

7 Draft Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2016, laid under the Scotland Act 1998.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

 (1) Insolvent Companies (Reports on Conduct of Directors) (England and Wales) Rules 2016  
       (180)

(2) Insolvency Proceedings (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2016   (184)

(3) Insolvent Companies (Reports on Conduct of Directors) (Scotland) Rules 2016   (185)

(4) Insolvency (Amendment) Rules 2016   (187)

laid under the Insolvency Act 1986.

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Regulations for the Reserve Naval and Marine Forces 2015, laid under the Reserve Forces Act 1996.   (-)

2 The best of both worlds: the United Kingdom’s special status in a reformed European Union: Government proposals, laid under the European Union Referendum Act 2015.

Instrument coming into operation before being laid

The Lord Speaker informed the House that she had received, under the proviso to section 4(1) of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946, notification that the following instrument had come into operation before being laid before Parliament, together with an explanation:

Regulations for the Reserve Naval and Marine Forces 2015.    (-)

 

Prepared 22nd February 2016