House of Lords Business

Wednesday 24 February 2016 at 3.00pm

*Oral Questions, 30 minutes

*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)

Future 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.

†*Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they have given to local authorities and other public bodies concerning boycotts of goods and services from the Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

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.

If the above motion is agreed to:

†Code of Conduct The Chairman of Committees to move to resolve that the Code of Conduct for Members of the House of Lords be amended as follows:

In paragraph 15, leave out the second sentence and insert "In participating in such proceedings they should ensure that there is no conflict between their declared interests and the public interest."

†Trade Union Bill Committee (day 4) [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 15th and 20th Reports from the Delegated Powers Committee, 1st Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights

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.

*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.

†Welfare Reform and Work Bill Consideration of Commons Reasons and Amendment [Lord Freud]

It is expected that the Report stage of the Scotland Bill will continue, and that it will conclude.

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 24 February, to be drawn at 1pm on Friday 26 February.

†Housing and Planning Bill Committee (day 2) [Baroness Williams of Trafford] 20th Report from the Delegated Powers Committee

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. (Dinner break business, 1 hour)

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.30pm

†Armed Forces Bill Committee [Earl Howe]

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Thursday 25 February, to be drawn at 1pm on Monday 29 February.

†European Union Referendum (Date of Referendum etc.) Regulations 2016 Baroness Anelay of St Johns to move that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 22 February be approved. Instrument not yet reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Baroness Anelay of St Johns to move that this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government’s policy paper The best of both worlds: the United Kingdom’s special status in a reformed European Union presented to Parliament pursuant to section 6 of the European Union Referendum Act 2015.

Grand Committee in the Moses Room at 3.45pm

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

†Employment Allowance (Increase of Maximum Amount) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde]

†Employment Allowance (Excluded Companies) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde]

†Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Ashton of Hyde]

†Patents (European Patent with Unitary Effect and Unified Patent Court) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe] 24th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

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

†Limited Liability Partnerships (Register of People with Significant Control) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

†Register of People with Significant Control Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Baroness Neville-Rolfe]

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

†Renewables Obligation Closure Etc. (Amendment) Order 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth] 24th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

†Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Consideration in Grand Committee [Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth]

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.

Topical oral question. Ballot opens at 3pm on Friday 26 February, to be drawn at 1pm on Tuesday 1 March.

It is expected that the Committee stage of the Housing and Planning Bill will continue.

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. (Lunch break business, 1 hour)

It is expected that the Grand Committee on the Armed Forces Bill will continue at 2.00pm in the Moses Room and that it will conclude.

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.

†Tuesday 22 March at 2.30pm

†*Lord Taverne to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce measures to convert National Insurance contributions into a special tax for funding health and social care.

†*Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty’s Government what policies are in place to encourage the development of sustainable aviation fuels in the United Kingdom and what new proposals they are considering.

†*Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the levels of service provision and council tax following local authority budget decisions for 2016–17.

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 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 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 23 February and due for answer by 8 March.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 11 February (HL5909, HL5910 and HL5960) and 12 February (HL5909), what specific licence conditions have been required by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) in accordance with its Code of Practice in order to resolve any potential or perceived conflict between the demand for sufficient numbers of zygotes to perform genome editing successfully and the usual practice of transferring embryos to the uterus following assessment of their potential to develop further after at least two to three days; what reasons the person responsible provided when requesting that reference to surplus embryos should be removed from the research project title; and whether they will now place 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 genome editing in human embryos by means of CRISPR-Cas9.   HL6323

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 23 July 2015 (HL1549) and 12 February (HL5902), why there has been a delay in publication of proposals to repeal section 73 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 which, according to Written Answer HL1549, was due by the end of 2015.   HL6324

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many responses they have received to their consultation on the repeal of section 73 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
   HL6325

Lord Falconer of Thoroton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have, if any, to reform legal aid provision for victims of domestic abuse in the light of the Court of Appeal judgment The Queen (On The Application Of Rights Of Women) v The Lord Chancellor And Secretary Of State For Justice [2016] EWCA Civ 91 on 18 February.   HL6326

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 22 February (HL5978), how many, and which, management consultancies engaged in failed initiatives from the previous rounds of consultancy-driven recovery initiatives will be excluded from NHS Improvement’s current round.   HL6327

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the report An Unholy Mess, published by the Fair Admissions Campaign and the British Humanist Association last year, and specifically, its recommendation that a range of standard templates for school admissions policies be created to ensure that all schools’ policies are fully compliant with the School Admissions Code.   HL6328

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what general steps they plan to take to ensure that all schools change their admission arrangements in line with recommendations by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.   HL6329

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of objections submitted to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator about the admission arrangements of schools were submitted by (1) groups and organisations, and (2) local parents, in each of the years from 2012 to 2015 inclusive.   HL6330

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to enforce better compliance with the School Admissions Code among religiously selective schools in the light of the findings of the report An Unholy Mess, published by the Fair Admissions Campaign and the British Humanist Association last year.   HL6331

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty’s Government, of all the schools that have had their admission arrangements objected to in (1) 2014, and (2) 2015, what percentage were found not to have violated the School Admissions Code at least once.   HL6332

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Bahrain concerning (1) the Bahrainis who have already been deprived of citizenship, (2) the 260 persons who may lose citizenship following alleged acts of terror, and (3) possible discrimination against members of the Shia Scholars Council and of Al Wefaq party; and whether they have had satisfactory replies.   HL6333

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to attend the UN Open Ended Working Group on nuclear disarmament which takes place from 22 to 26 February.   HL6334

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their priorities for the UN Open Ended Working Group on nuclear disarmament, taking place from 22 to 26 February, and what expertise the UK can offer on issues of non-proliferation.   HL6335

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider hosting a conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear war similar to those hosted by Oslo, Nayarit and Vienna.   HL6336

Baroness Drake to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase private pension saving by the self-employed.   HL6337

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many charities in receipt of government grant funding were found to be in breach of provisions preventing use of taxpayers’ money for political activity in each of the past three years.   HL6338

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many charities in receipt of government grant funding were found to have engaged in activity intended to influence or attempt to influence Parliament, government, or the European Commission, or attempt to influence legislative or regulatory action, in each of the past three years.   HL6339

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment has been made of the coalition document The Compact, and whether there are any plans to review or revise this.
   HL6340

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on Principle 1.1 of the coalition document The Compact of the new Cabinet Office policy on charitable campaigning for charities in receipt of government grant funding, published on 6 February.   HL6341

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on government consultations and their policy-making processes of the new policy on charitable campaigning for charities in receipt of government grant funding, published on 6 February.   HL6342

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the regulations relating to frozen state pensions.   HL6343

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people living in each of the Overseas Territories are in receipt of a UK state pension which is (1) frozen, or (2) uprated annually.
   HL6344

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people living in each of the countries of the Commonwealth are in receipt of a UK state pension which is (1) frozen, or (2) uprated annually.   HL6345

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people living in each country of the EU are in receipt of the UK state pension which is currently uprated annually under EU regulations and reciprocal agreements, and what assessment they have made of what will happen to those pensions if the UK leaves the EU.   HL6346

Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty’s Government in which countries, excluding the Commonwealth, EU, or Overseas Territories, do people in receipt of the UK state pension receive annual uprating of their pension.   HL6347

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what training is provided to staff in the UK Border Agency to help them deal with abuses of the Pet Travel Scheme by those involved in illegal puppy smuggling for commercial purposes.   HL6348

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what national resources are available to track and apprehend gangs selling illegally imported puppies to buyers across the UK.
   HL6349

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to extend the post-vaccination wait period for puppies entering the UK from three weeks to six months.   HL6350

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 2 February (HL5437), when an announcement will be made about the funding of the National Wildlife Crime Unit from April 2016 onwards.   HL6351

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what research is taking place on the impact on milk quality of housing cows in large-scale indoor dairy sheds.   HL6352

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the badger cull has had on the number of TB cases reported in Somerset.   HL6353

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many Daesh fighters have moved from Iraq and Syria to Libya; and what implications this has had on UK defence and security policies.   HL6354

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their strategy for the UK’s relationship with the Gulf States.   HL6355

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the cost of their support for the Syrian moderate opposition in each year since 2011.    HL6356

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last raised the issue of human rights with the governments of (1) Saudi Arabia, and (2) Iran.   HL6357

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to publish their strategy to tackle obesity in the UK.   HL6358

The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference, how much of the $5.8 billion pledged for 2016 has been received, and when they expect all pledges to be received.   HL6359

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the cost to the NHS of opening hospitals seven days a week.   HL6360

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the proportion of agency doctors and nurses on duty in hospitals (1) during the week, and (2) at the weekend.   HL6361

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made towards extending the remit of the Grocery Code Adjudicator to the contractual relationship between small family dairy farmers and dairy processors.   HL6362

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to introduce country of origin labels for dairy products in (1) the UK, and (2) across the EU; and if so, when.
   HL6363

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will use their membership of UN agencies to establish relevant targets for reducing carbon emissions in (1) civil aviation, (2) shipping, and (3) agriculture and forestry, by 2020 as agreed at the Paris Climate Conference in 2015.
   HL6364

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to establish targets in the UK to reduce carbon emissions produced by road and rail transport by 2020.   HL6365

Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to establish targets to reduce energy use across the government estate to reduce carbon emissions over the next five years.   HL6366

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government why there have been no meetings of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference since 26 February 2007.   HL6367

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 23 February (HL6044), why the answer did not answer parts 2, 3 and 4 of the question; and whether they will now do so.   HL6368

Lord Laird to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 23 February (HL6044), whether they will clarify whether the Conference held in 2007 was the final meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference or its most recent meeting.   HL6369

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the renewal of accreditation has been granted to the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.   HL6370

Lord Luce to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence will produce quality standards based on the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network regarding the management of chronic pain.   HL6371

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total number of civil servants; and what percentage are based outside London and the south-east of England.   HL6372

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 9 February (HL5629), what steps they are taking to increase the number of discounts available to post-16 students travelling to their nearest further education or sixth form college in (1) rural areas, and (2) urban areas.   HL6373

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Chairman of Committees on 11 February (HL5625), whether agency staff are paid the London Living Wage for the first eight weeks of their employment; and if not, what hourly rate are they paid.   HL6374

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government which schools will no longer receive the extra £2,300 per school per year to help provide hot meals.   HL6375

Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 29 January (HL5640), whether they request and collate statistics from each local authority about pupils who are regularly absent from school, or who have been deleted from the admission register in certain circumstances.   HL6376

Lord Wasserman to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 17 February (HL6083), how many of the 14 direct entry superintendents still employed in police forces in England and Wales are (1) female, and (2) members of black and minority ethnic communities.   HL6377

Lord Wasserman to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 17 February (HL6083), how many of the 14 direct entry superintendents still employed in police forces in England and Wales are (1) in command of front-line operational units, and (2) in administrative or back-office management jobs.   HL6378

The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the cost to the NHS of prescribed drugs for the treatment of mental health during each of the last five years; and what assessment they have made of whether those drugs are being over-prescribed.   HL6379

Lord Inglewood to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many grey squirrels were culled on the public estate in each Forest District of England and Wales in each of the last three years; and how many were culled by (1) trapping, and (2) shooting, in each of the years in each of the Districts.   HL6380

Lord Inglewood to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Forestry Commission permits forms of shooting on any of its land in circumstances which fall within its definition of "free shooting".
   HL6381

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 15 February (HL5803), what assessment they have made of the criticisms of the admissions practices of a significant number of religiously selective schools in the report by the Fair Admissions Campaign and the British Humanist Association; and what action they are taking to stop any such practices.   HL6382

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 27 January (HL5282), what were the sources and total cost of the "non-recurrent deficit support income" used to fund directly the 125 trusts that would otherwise have been in deficit in financial year 2014/15; how many of those deficit trusts continued to require such deficit support during the financial year 2015/16; how many other NHS trusts are likely to receive such support in financial year 2015/16; what is the estimated total cost of such deficit support in financial year 2015/16; and what is the forecast contingency provision for such support in financial year 2016/17.
   HL6383

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 20 January (HL5278), what are the equivalent figures for public spending on adult social care; and why percentages have declined since 2009/10.   HL6384

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 20 January (HL5278), how the percentage of GDP spent on health compares with that of the EU average and for Germany and France during the last five years.   HL6385

Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to increase the percentage of GDP being spent on NHS and social care services.   HL6386

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]

29 January (12 February)

HL5638 Lord Storey [CO]

1 February (15 February)

HL5705 Baroness Meacher [DfE]

HL5706 Baroness Meacher [DfE]

HL5719 Lord Warner [DfE]

HL5739 Lord Laird [NIO]

HL5740 Lord Laird [NIO]

2 February (16 February)

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]

4 February (18 February)

HL5920 Baroness Coussins [BIS]

HL5930 Lord Hylton [HO]

HL5950 Lord Rooker [BIS]

HL5952 Baroness Rebuck [DfE]

HL5954 Baroness Rebuck [BIS]

8 February (22 February)

HL5973 Lord Green of Deddington [DWP]

9 February (23 February)

HL6022 Lord Lexden [NIO]

HL6057 Lord Stoddart of Swindon [DECC]

HL6068 Lord Storey [BIS]

HL6073 Lord Taylor of Warwick [BIS]

HL6075 Lord Tyler [BIS]

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

[BIS] 8

[CO] 1

[DECC] 1

[DfE] 7

[DWP] 1

[HO] 4

[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

 

Committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee

   

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Charity [HL]

Private

 

Committed to a Grand Committee

   

Armed Forces

Government

1 March

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

25 February

Housing and Planning (Northern Irish Legislative Consent Motion passed)

Government

1 March

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

 

Sent to the Commons

   

Energy [HL]

Government

 

Enterprise [HL] (Welsh and Scottish 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

 

Access to Palliative Care [HL]

Private Member’s

 

Transport for London [HL]

Private

 

Waiting for Consideration of Commons Reasons and Amendment

   

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

Government

29 February

Waiting for Royal Assent

   

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) [HL]

Government

 

Childcare [HL]

Government

 

Education and Adoption

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

 

2 March

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

   

Referred to a Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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

24th Report

2 March

Employment Allowance (Increase of Maximum Amount) Regulations 2016

 

2 March

Draft Employment Allowance (Excluded Companies) Regulations 2016

 

2 March

Draft Renewables Obligation Closure Etc. (Amendment) Order 2016

24th Report

2 March

Draft Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2016

 

2 March

Draft Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2016

 

2 March

Draft Limited Liability Partnerships (Register of People with Significant Control) Regulations 2016

 

2 March

Draft Register of People with Significant Control Regulations 2016

 

2 March

Considered in Grand Committee and Waiting for Affirmative Resolution

   

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 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

25th Report

 

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.

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

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Select Committee

2.30pm

Monday 29 February

   

Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding

Select Committee

10.00am

Palace of Westminster

Joint Committee

4.00pm

European Union

Internal Market Sub-Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 1 March

   

Economic Affairs

Select Committee

3.30pm

Wednesday 2 March

   

Information

Domestic Committee

4.00pm

Tuesday 8 March

   

European Union

Justice Sub-Committee

10.30am

Equality Act 2010

Select Committee

3.15pm

Communications

Select Committee

3.15pm

Wednesday 9 March

   

Liaison

Domestic Committee

4.00pm
in Committee Room G

Wednesday 16 March

   

Privileges and Conduct

Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct

12 noon
in Residence 1

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 Tuesday 23 February 2016 

The House met at 2.30pm.

Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Bristol.

Select Committee Report

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

25th Report: 
Draft Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Election of Mayor with Police and Crime Commissioner Functions) Order 2016. (HL Paper 101)

Public Business

2 City Regions: pension funds A question was asked by Lord Goddard of Stockport and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford.

3 Scotland Bill: fiscal framework A question was asked by Lord Selkirk of Douglas and answered by Lord Dunlop.

4 Electronic goods: sustainable products A question was asked by Baroness Jones of Whitchurch and answered by Lord Gardiner of Kimble.

5 Accident and emergency service: staffing A question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and answered by Lord Prior of Brampton.

6 Independent Mental Health Taskforce Lord Prior of Brampton repeated as a ministerial statement the answer given to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons.

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

8 Scotland Bill Lord Dunlop moved 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 
Title.

The motion was agreed to.

9 Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 12 January be approved. The motion was agreed to.

10 Access to Palliative Care Bill [HL] The bill was read a third time. A privilege amendment was agreed to. Then the bill was passed and sent to the Commons.

11 Trade Union Bill The bill was furthered considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 69. Amendments 74A and 78A were agreed to. The House resumed.

12 Middle East A question was asked by Lord Grade of Yarmouth and, after debate, answered by Lord Maude of Horsham.

13 Welfare Reform and Work Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with reasons and an amendment. The Commons reasons and amendment were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 98)

14 Education and Adoption Bill The bill was returned from the Commons with the Lords amendments agreed to.

15 Trade Union Bill The bill was further considered in Committee, beginning with amendment 81. Amendment 89C was agreed to. The House resumed after amendment 91.

16 NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc) Bill The Explanatory Notes on the bill were ordered to be printed. (HL Bill 89–EN)

The House adjourned at 10.25pm until Wednesday 24 February at 3.00pm.

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.

Negative Instruments

The following instruments were laid before the House:

1 Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2016, laid under the European Communities Act 1972.   (186)

2 Postgraduate Medical Education and Training (Amendment) Order of Council 2016, laid under the Medical Act 1983.   (198)

3 Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (Designated Representative Bodies) Order 2016, laid under the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013.   (202)

Papers not subject to Parliamentary Proceedings

The following papers were laid before the House:

1 Accounts for 2013–14 of the Marine and Aviation Insurance (War Risks) Fund, together with the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, laid under the Marine and Aviation Insurance (War Risks) Act 1952.

2 Report for the period April to June 2015 on selected summaries of investigations by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, laid under the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967.

Correction

In yesterday’s Minutes of Proceedings the following item, which was included as an Affirmative Instrument, should have appeared as a Negative Instrument:

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

 

Prepared 24th February 2016